Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday kitty cat blogging

Lion kitty Maxx always loves Fridays because that means his centaur is home for the weekend.

Happy weekend to all of you as well.

Gay Penguins!

Maria Stenzel/National Geographic

This amazing photograph is the picture of the month for National Geographic:
Chinstrap penguins waddle atop blue icebergs that—along with an unforgiving sea—guard the South Sandwich Islands.

And no, they aren't actually gay penguins. Not that I know of, anyhoo.

Feed Me Four Legs!!

I have excellent news. In case the sun gets tired of eating wingnuts, a black hole has volunteered to gobble up the excess.

Artist's conception of a black hole eating a star. From our friends at

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mars, bitch!

Taken in 2005 by the Hubble Space Telescope. I just like the photo.

Mr. Plushy

Not such a great morning for Mr. Plushy, though he did perk up after getting his pain meds. When I left for work, he was hanging out on the sofa with his mousie.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Wednesday plushyness

All tuckered out.

Fucking whiners

It appears republican house members have got their panties in a twist over democratic plans to make congressmen actually earn their paychecks. Culture Shock on Capitol Hill: House to Work 5 Days a Week. A few of the choice comments:
"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. "Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."

Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), who had intended to retire this year, only to be persuaded to run again, wondered whether the new schedule was more than symbolic. "If we're doing something truly productive, that's one thing," he said. "If it's smoke-and-mirrors hoopla, that's another."

and from the Boner himself, a demonstration of the rethug committment to public service:
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), one of the architects of the lighter workweek, put the best Republican face on Hoyer's new schedule.

"They've got a lot more freshmen then we do," he said of the Democrats. "That schedule will make it incredibly difficult for those freshmen to establish themselves in their districts. So we're all for it."

Earth to Boner, the reason the dems have all those new freshmen is because your party is full of lazy ass fuckups.

So boo fucking hoo. For $150,000 a year, I expect my representatives to actually work. If being a congresscritter interferes with your fucking extracurricular activities, then resign your seat.

I'm sure the American people can find someone who actually cares about serving their country.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

More plush

Looking for his mousie, which had the bad form to fall off the sofa. Bad mousie!


AFP/Don Emmert

I wish it would snow here- it's been chilly, but tomorrow it will be back to 70 degrees. Ick.


Tuesday afternoon fix

"Love to eat them mousies.... little mousies what I love to eat.... Bite they little heads off.... Nibble on theys tiny feet!"

Monday, December 04, 2006

Farewell, Mustache of Doom

Bolton is gone, but politics as usual continues. From the WAPO, US Ambassador Bolton Won't Stay:
As Bolton's resignation was announced, the White House deliberated on a new nominee, with attention focusing on Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq. The White House also has a crop of Republican lawmakers who lost reelection to consider. A number of senior ambassadors from around the world have expressed interest, but administration officials said Bolton's successor will be a political nominee. (my emphasis added)

Of course. Experienced diplomats would like to have the job, but Bush will insist on a political hack. Or try to, anyway.

What a dick.

Monday plushy fix

We're all fine here- Mr. Plushy is no longer sleeping in the closet, he's still eating well and playing with his toys.

Busy day for me, visit some of the fine bloggers on the blogroll.