First of all, welcome to my third effort at Blogging. I am finding it a good Outlet for my Frustrations and Emotions. We Cats don't usually like to talk about our Emotions so it is nice to be able to let it All Hang Out.
Speaking of which, my Humans were letting it all hang out last night during that Giants-Packers game. I was trying to get some shut-eye, first on the Male Human's lap and then on the Female Human's lap. But they kept making noise when Something was happening on that box they like to watch.
I really wasn't paying attention to this thing they called the Playoff Game but I couldn't help it after awhile as they were making too much of a racket. Finally the Female one made a big screechy noise and scared the Bejeesus out of me and I had to run off into the other room in a huff. They came up to bed shortly afterward so I guess that was the end of it. They seemed very Happy. They were saying the Super Bowl Party they are going to be at on February 3 will be more Fun this way. Unfortunately Cats are not invited to the Party, so I guess I'll be sitting home sulking. My only comfort will be that The Dog is not invited either and she'll be sad.
Here's a picture of the winning field goal my Female Human screeched about (photo credit Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
In other news, there was a big To Do recently about the Obama Human talking about Ronald Reagan in what was seen as a Complimentary Way. Apparently the other Liberal Humans were not pleased with what he said because they think of Reagan as second only to that Nixon Human in the depths of his Evil.
But Liberal Values quotes the offending Speech as follows:
"I don’t want to present myself as some sort of singular figure. I think part of what is different is the times. I do think that, for example, the 1980 election was different. I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put us on a fundamentally different path because the country was ready for it. They felt like with all the excesses of the 60s and the 70s and government had grown and grown but there wasn’t much sense of accountability in terms of how it was operating. I think he tapped into what people were already feeling. Which is we want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing." (emphasis added by Yours Truly.)
Now, call me silly (well, don't, because I'd be Offended...but I digress) but that doesn't sound to me as if he was necessarily endorsing the policies of the Reagan Human. What he said, if anyone actually paid Attention, was that Americans want optimism, dynamism, and entrepreneurship. It did not say they want Tax Cuts for the Rich.
My Female Human, the one who usually writes here, has thought of this comparison herself. She says Reagan was able to beat the Carter Human who had been talking about how the country was in a "malaise," because Reagan talked about the country as a "shining city on a hill." "Malaise" vs. "Shining City." Which would YOU pick?
Obama is saying he represents that sense of optimism that has been missing during the last 8 years; not that he wants to reinstate any of Reagan's policies. Anyone who doesn't Get that is just meowing to get attention, in my book.
There may be other reasons not to want to vote for the Obama Human but thinking he's an admirer of Reagan's administration should not be one of them.
On another subject, what is going on in that thing called the Stock Market? My Female Human says that when it comes to checking her 401k balance, she is making like the "three monkeys" - Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil.
As long as she doesn't see the decline she doesn't have to think about this:
Now, as a Cat, I have no interest in High Finance. It's no skin off my Nose whether or not my Humans have to work until they're 75 instead of retiring at a decent age. As long as my Bowl is filled with Cat Food I am a happy camper. But I know my Humans are a bit concerned. And I hear that the foreign markets are plunging today - lucky thing ours is Closed for the holiday.
Finally, I'll finish with another humorous, yet pertinent, LOLCAT.
Hope you all have a good week and have an ample supply of Catnip to get you through the ongoing Campaign of the Human Presidential Candidates.