Saturday, July 07, 2007


Get offa mah haid!!

h/t, GWPDA.

Friday, July 06, 2007

I couldn't help it

Yes, I stole this picture from my favorite new kitty site, I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?

There is much silliness there.

More kittenz

When teddie bears attack

oh noes! he'z pokin' me in dah haid


I'm on ur couch waiting for u

Ur daily kidden fix

U no u want ur fix

"Oh noes, da bear iz attacking me! Halp!"

"Oh noes I'ze eating mah toes"

Lion Kitty Maxx

I keep the top photo of Maxx on my desktop- it's one of my favorites. I hope where ever his little spirit is, he knows how much he is missed.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Come HOME!!

Or ur bear will die...

Ize on ur couch airing out mah tummy come scritch it

Thursday kittenzzz

"Don't leave me."

"HALP!!!! I'ze stuck!!"

Cactus Flower

I was rather surprised to see one of our little cacti had bloomed. Lovely!!

I suppose it's from all the rain.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Local flowers

I don't know what this flower is- it's something indigenous to central Texas. I see it everywhere in "natural" native landscaping.

Whatever, it's pretty, and like everything else here, is blooming like crazy because of all the rain. Even the cacti are blooming.

Happy 4th Kittens

Hope your holiday was happy.


Judge questions Libby's probation after Bush clemency
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from prison, and his clemency order may wipe out Libby's 2-year probation as well, the trial judge told lawyers Tuesday.

A conviction remains on Scooter Libby's record, and he must still pay a $250,000 fine.

Strictly interpreted, the statute authorizing probation indicates that supervised release "should occur only after the defendant has already served a term of imprisonment," U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton wrote.

Walton ordered lawyers to weigh in with their arguments on the matter by Monday.
Does anyone think this is an accident?

No jail, no probation and a fine that his friends will pay for him. Yep, that's some punishment, eh?


Notice the flying toesies- oh noes!!

Actually they really do like each other. Just a bit of kitten rambunctiousness.

Every morning I wake up to the two of them, sound asleep together on the foot of my bed. I think Madeleine enjoys having Ripley around as much as I do. She'd be so lonely and bored without her little buddy.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Time to Go

Watch Keith Olbermann's special comment this evening calling for Bush and Cheney to resign. "You Ceased to be the President of the United States". For me, this was the most poignant part:
It is nearly July 4th, Mr. Bush, the commemoration of the moment we Americans decided that rather than live under a King who made up the laws, or erased them, or ignored them — or commuted the sentences of those rightly convicted under them — we would force our independence, and regain our sacred freedoms.

We of this time — and our leaders in Congress, of both parties — must now live up to those standards which echo through our history:

Pressure, negotiate, impeach — get you, Mr. Bush, and Mr. Cheney, two men who are now perilous to our Democracy, away from its helm.
Poignant, because glad as I am to hear these words, the hard truth, spoken from a major media figure, my heart breaks that these words even need to be said.

I sincerely wish Bush, Cheney and all of their henchmen to the devil.


"I wuz in ur wine cabinet, drinking up ur stuff..."

An Inconsiderate Judgement

Bush comments on the Libby case, and proves that he has the intellect of a senile gerbil.

There's a reason that the University of Texas Law School rejected his application. Beyond him being a complete asshole, of course.

Via Talking Points Memo

Update: Let me just add that Bush's decision to commute his sentence but not pardon him is doubly self-serving. He keeps Libby out of jail for now, thereby ensuring his silence, but makes it possible for Libby to plead the 5th if he is called to testify in front of Congress.

Then, Bush pardons him on his way out the door, wiping Scooter's slate clean and allowing him to return to his lucrative neo-con, inside the beltway law practice. A win-win for everyone in the White House.

A huge FUCK YOU to the American people.

Don't go.... werk. Play with me!!


What? u go to wurk? I can has cheezeburger later?

Monday, July 02, 2007

And the local fauna, oy, errrr flora


Some sort of wildflower or other.

Indigenous Wildlife

I went out to a friend's farm this weekend. All kinds of critters were in residence.

Yes, that's a lavender field.

Nice doggie!! I was told she was a biter, though she didn't bite me.

COW!! specifically a longhorn. People mostly keep them as novelties, not for delicious steak.

And the farm's cat, who looks rather cranky, but was not. He was a little purrrrr-monster.

Warped Justice

Via commenter ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© at Digby's place:
But we can frame this travesty efficiently, and honorably.

Paris Hilton just served more time than Scooter Libby ever will.

And absolutely disgusting.

It's official. We are now a banana republic

I guess it makes sense. We have a guy named chimpy as the president. Who, incidentally, just pardonned Darth Cheney's BFF forever. Bush Commutes Libby Prison Sentence
WASHINGTON -- President Bush commuted the sentence of former aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Monday, sparing him from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case. Bush left intact a $250,000 fine and two years probation for Libby, according to a senior White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been announced.
And from Commander Coo-Coo Bananas' statement:
Furthermore, the critics point out that neither Mr. Libby nor anyone else has been charged with violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act or the Espionage Act, which were the original subjects of the investigation. Finally, critics say the punishment does not fit the crime:

Mr. Libby was a first-time offender with years of exceptional public service and was handed a harsh sentence based in part on allegations never presented to the jury.
How convenient. Libby obstructs justice, making sure that Fitzgerald can never make his case, and the president gives him a pass. And BTW, asshole, Libby was handed a stiff sentence because the judge said that as a high ranking public official, he should be held to a higher standard.

What a fucking travesty.

I will go to my grave believing that people died because of what Cheney and Scooter Libby did. And in my opinion, I believe that one or more of them should have been charged with abuse of office. Let's be clear about what happened- Cheney selectively declassified documents AND sent staff members out to smear a private citizen, just because he publicly disagreed with Bushco.

I don't give a fuck what the WAPO says, that is simply unconscionable in a just society.

This administration just proved once and for all that they have no respect for the constitution. A government with no respect for the constitution is illegitimate, in my humble opinion. It's time for torches and razor sharp pitchforks.

Gurl kitties for u

Maddie is mad cause I tried to shut her leg in the pantry door this morning. It was an accident!! Maybe she'll learn to quit running in their to sniff the garbage pail.

"I didn't tell her to go in there!"

Monday Kitties

Ripley LURVEs her big sister.