Saturday, April 20, 2019

While Sarah Lies, AOC Speaks Truth

We cats continue to be impressed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It's starting to make sense that the Republicans are so unnerved by her.

Friday, April 19, 2019

A Quickie: Too Tough For Trumpsters

So a dude has been arrested in Florida for making multiple threats against Democratic lawmakers, including Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Cory Booker — calling them the n-word, but more explicitly railing against them for "what you done [sic] on 9/11."

Do we think this lamebrain realizes that most of the hijackers on 9/11 were Saudis, George W. Bush's and Donald Trump's best friends? Oh, gosh — why do we even ask? We cats HISS.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Can Of Worms

By Zamboni

The censored Mueller Report came out today. (We refuse to say "redacted." It's too polite, too Inside-the-Beltway. And as Americans, we demand our rights to an unadulterated Mueller. Come on, BuzzFeed — or somebody — get a leaked copy of the whole thing, please.)

Anyway, here are some interesting things we learned:

In Huckabee Sanders speak, "countless" means "none."

Like everyone else who enters Benedict Donald's orbit, William Barr is garbage now.

Despite all of Barr's huffing and puffing, the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in plain view (and surely not-so-plain view).

Just three weeks ago, Trumpsters who had previously trashed Robert Mueller began praising him after Barr released his "summary." Now, they're back to trashing him. Jeez, make up your minds.

Bernie Sanders has a lot of 'splainin' to do.

Mueller referred a passel of ongoing criminal cases to other prosecutors. And more members of Congress are signing on to impeachment. If we were Benedict Donald and his merry band of traitors, we would not sleep well tonight.

In short, this is not the end. It's a whole new beginning. We cats HISS and PURR at the same time.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A Quickie: Our Plans For Tomorrow Morning

We cats will skip tomorrow's 9:30 AM "news conference" about the Fake-Barr-Summary-of-the-Mueller-Report, the original of which the Trumpsters do not want Americans to see. It is all a nefarious ruse, and our time will be better spent grooming, thank you. That is all.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bad Form.

By Sniffles

There's a lot of re-litigating of 2016 going on on Twitter right now, and we cats couldn't be less interested. We mean, puh-leeze — if the last two years under Trump haven't taught us how bad things can get and how important it is that Democrats unite, what will, ya know?

So let's not fight among ourselves. However, let us definitely call out bad journalism when we see it.

Specifically, let's call out The New York Times for its embarrassing story today about Neera Tanden, CEO of the Center for American Progress. In attempting to foment continued angst between the Hillary and Bernie camps — which is what we can only imagine the point of the article was about — the Times humiliated itself by racing to Tanden's mother for less-than-flattering quotes.

Turns out that Maya Tanden, nearing 80, didn't know what "on the record" meant, which is solid proof that the reporters didn't explain it properly. Mom Tanden has since put out a statement saying that the Times reporters should be ashamed of themselves. And yeah, we cats, who usually support journalists no matter what, have to agree.

What we mean to say is that we read the article this morning over breakfast and were disgusted by it. Sorry, but for serious national journalists to profile a female CEO of a major Washington think tank and run to Mommy for quotes is just freaking weird.

Would the Times have asked a male CEO's mom for comment? We don't think so. We New York Times subscribers are not happy, and we HISS.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Paris At Dusk

A strangely beautiful photo. We're glad to hear that the main structure of Notre Dame Cathedral apparently has survived. We'll wait for the full report, but in the meantime, we cats PURR.

Ignis Horribilis

By Hubie and Bertie

Eight hundred years and two world wars, and Notre Dame Cathedral was still standing — until today.

Well, okay, it's standing. But what a mess. We're reminded of the damage to Windsor Castle when it caught fire in 1992. It's not clear yet what started this conflagration, but watching the cathedral's spire collapse was almost like watching the Twin Towers fall all over again.

There's something so heartbreaking about all this. It's just the perfect symbol of the dismal Age of Trump. We cats HISS.

(PHOTO: Francois Guillot, Getty Images)

UPDATE: World leaders and luminaries are tweeting appropriate condolences (Barack Obama: "We're thinking of the people of France in your time of grief") (Hillary Clinton: "I wish France strength and shared purpose as they grieve and rebuild") — except, of course, for Benedict Donald, who decided to suggest "flying water tankers." We agree with Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI): "I want a President who can say the right thing in a difficult moment." We cats HISS again.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Lest We Furrget: Goin' Home

FDR's body leaves Warm Springs, Georgia, 1945. We cats PURR.

Maybe You Shouldn't Be In the Country: We're Talking About You, Trump

From The Washington Post:

"On the day the towers fell, Trump mused on a radio show that he now had the tallest building in downtown Manhattan. During the 2016 presidential campaign, he claimed to have helped clean up the rubble, though there is no evidence of him doing so. He also said he lost hundreds of friends in the attack, but could never name one. And he claimed during the presidential campaign that he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City cheering the buildings coming down, something that never happened.

"The president also has a long history of denigrating Muslims. He often suggested President Barack Obama, who is a Christian, was really a Muslim, insinuating that if he were that it would be a negative. In his race for president, Trump declared that 'Islam hates us.' He also formally proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States during the presidential campaign. His administration has implemented policies barring citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the United States."

Inciting Violence

By Baxter

We cats are trying to figure out what we'd look like in a hijab. Probably not great — but we're thinking it would be a great way to show solidarity with Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

We've watched Representative Omar's remarks to CAIR, and it is so clear that she was not dissing the attacks on September 11, 2001. We're outraged that Trump and the Republicans have gone after her for it.

Trump — who bragged on live TV on the very day of September 11 that his buildings were now the tallest in New York — has tweeted about Omar in a way that we're sure will either increase the threats on her life (which has probably already happened) or literally get her killed.

Gosh. Will we be ever able to go somewhat back to normal after this abhorrent Presidency is done? We can only hope. In the meantime, we cats HISS.