Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A whole bunch of years ago in Miami, we cats were "invited" for possible federal jury duty. The case involved a Haitian who, we assume, had immigrated illegally. We never found out, because we were not selected. Why? Mostly because we objected to Haitians being turned away from the US while Cubans were welcomed with open arms — but also because cats, of course, can't serve on juries. However, the judge made it very clear during the selection screening that even if we disagreed with a law, as jurors we would be bound to enforce it. Or else.
We thought about that experience when we read the latest stories about the 21st century's George Wallace, the incredibly unattractive Kim Davis (who is, as Wallace was back then, a Democrat). We wonder why we as potential federal jurors would have had to send an immigrant back to Haiti while Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, thinks she can turn away same-sex couples for marriage licenses.
As a recent HBO mini-series reminds us, the law is the law. If you don't like the law, you work to change it. In the meantime, you must follow it. End of story. We cats HISS.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Okay, we cats know that we have to bide our time until "Transvaginal Bob" McDonnell gets hauled off to the hoosegow. But this time, the Supreme Court's on our side. So this inexplicably-oft-married dawg of a woman needs to get hauled off instead.
Do your job, Kim Davis. And if you can't, then quit. We cats HISS.
It's time to give Republicans who are bleating about Mount Denali a William McKinley test — and see if they can pass it.
As in: When was McKinley born? What number President was he? What office did he hold before he was elected to the White House? Who was his running mate in 1896? In 1900? Who shot him, and when and where? What was the Spanish-American War all about?
Can you imagine, if Baby Russert or somebody else peppered John Boehner with those questions at his next press conference, what the result would be? We can.
William McKinley is known for exactly one thing: his assassination, which brought Teddy Roosevelt to the Presidency. That's it. We cats HISS.
Monday, August 31, 2015
By Miss Kubelik
This amusing anti-Stephen Harper protest song was written and performed this summer by an Environment Canada scientist who sings in his spare time. And it's gotten him suspended from his job.
Seems like "Harperman's" Tory government believes that Tony Turner's performance has now compromised his "ability to impartially study migratory birds" (what?!).
And so, like the post-9/11 doomsday warning to Americans from Ari Fleischer, it appears that Canadians had better watch out, too. Funny how Stephen Harper keeps reminding us of the Bushies (and every other right-wing Republican he worships). We cats HISS.
(P.S.: "Who puts the 'rogue' in 'prorogue'"? Love it! We wish we'd written these lyrics. They make us PURR.)
EXCITING UPDATE: Canadians are invited to defy the Tory clampdown and join in a cross-country sing-along of "Harperman" on Thursday, September 17! Visit Turner's website for more information!
Sunday, August 30, 2015
So now that we cats are up in Canada, having endured no hassles crossing into the country yesterday, we're wondering what kind of reception the latest Republican idea is getting in the halls of 24 Sussex Drive.
Specifically, that idea would be from the cross-eyed college dropout from Wisconsin, GOP candidate for President, who thinks we should have a 5.525-mile wall on the US-Canadian border. "That's a legitimate issue for us to look at," said Scott Walker, asked about it today on Meet the Press.
We cats have been convinced for years that Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has Karl Rove, et. al. on direct-dial. So we're wondering if anyone in the Canadian press will ask him what he thinks of his friends in the Republican Party now. We cats HISS.
Friday, August 28, 2015
We cats can't wait to get to Canada tomorrow — because the True North is embroiled in a federal election just now. We expect to see a lot of TV ads for Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau, Thomas Mulcair and Elizabeth May. Plus tons of posters for Parliamentary candidates across Montreal. Fun!
What we didn't expect was a cat running for Prime Minister, on the incredibly worthy platform of updating Canada's animal cruelty laws.
Now, we are torn: Will Earl Grey of the Tuxedo Party irrevocably split the anti-Harper vote and send the Tories back to power? Or will he only tip the results in Halifax, Nova Scotia, his home riding? We promise and investigation and a full report. Until then, we cats PURR.