Monday, April 24, 2017

Tidbits And Cat Treats: "Them's Fightin' Words" Edition

By Zamboni

We cats have left the DC area and are busy sniffing around our new digs in the Empire State while our humans unpack boxes. Are we glad to be up here? You bet: We just saw this headline in our former hometown paper: "April on track to be warmest on record in Washington." So while we curl up on a fuzzy blanket on this pleasant, 50-degree New York spring day, here are some developments we've been following.

Top story: Ann Coulter and the student group that invited her to UC Berkeley is all upset that her Nuremberg rally, oops, we mean speaking engagement was canceled. And while the university may have staved off a campus riot for now, punches over free speech are being thrown left and right in cyberspace. We cats don't know what all the controversy is about. By routinely inciting violence, Coulter is — according to the Supreme Court — a walking, talking fighting word. (Not to mention someone who "systemically denies others their humanity.")

Next story: The reappearance of a very different kind of public speaker. President Obama surfaced in Chicago today and steered clear of all mentions of Trump. When we cats heard that, we tuned out. Jeez, guy — this frightening manchild in the Oval Office is completely dismantling your policies and you have nothing to say? Not even about the cretinous Republican Congress? Call us when you decide to fight for your legacy.

Final story: Goodness gracious — are we aware that there's a special House election runoff in Georgia this June? How could we not be, since we receive constant fundraising emails from Democrat Jon Ossoff? (Four Five just today.) No, we're not complaining — Ossoff is running hard, particularly when it comes to his field operations. Now there's a guy who knows how to fight. We cats PURR.

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