Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tidbits And Cat Treats: The Day After The Day After Boxing Day Edition

By Baxter

We cats haven't finished opening our presents yet, preferring to extend the gift-giving as long as possible. But we'll start tearing at them soon. While we cavort among the crumpled paper, ribbons and bows, consider some of these stories floating around the political world today.

Happy Certification Day, Doug Jones. The Democrat prevailed in Alabama's Senate race by 21,924 votes after a last-ditch effort by sore loser Roy Moore to stop the final count. Moore alleged election fraud in black precincts that turned out in record numbers to vote against him. Gee... we can't imagine why African Americans would want to defeat a guy who openly pined for the good ol' days of slavery — can you?

Donald Drumpf's tweet about today's Vanity Fair-Hillary Clinton dust-up seemed to imply that he thought Vogue editor Anna Wintour was at the helm of VF, too. We certainly thought it did. Some folks on Twitter tried to defend Trump by pointing out that Wintour holds an executive position at Condé Nast, the two magazines' joint publisher. We don't buy it. But you can bet that if HRC had made such a slip, Trump would have been all over it — tweeting that she'd lost her mental faculties and needed to check into an assisted living facility.

Speaking of ordering Hillary Clinton around, we have no interest in watching the silly Vanity Fair video that got everyone so upset. But we thought that actress Patricia Arquette had the best response: "STOP TELLING WOMEN," she tweeted with the F-word, what “THEY SHOULD DO OR CAN DO." Perfect.

Finally, yes, it's freezing here in the Northeast, and teeth are chattering up in Canada, too. But before idiot Republicans start tossing snowballs on the Senate floor and denying climate change, let's remember that the rest of the planet is breaking records for warmth. As Neil deGrasse Tyson cautions, weather does not equal climate. Take note, North America. We cats HISS and PURR at the same time.

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