Baxter here. Yes, I know - you've seen this picture before. I must ask my Publicity Committee to take more pictures of Me, glorious Me. It is a Sin that they take more pictures of That Dog than of Me. But that's the way it is. Of course, as a Cat, I am not apt to sit still for a photo op; sometimes I'll pose beautifully in a most Adorable way, but when the Human runs and gets the camera, I will just suddenly turn over and completely ruin the Moment, or run off under the Bed.
I'd like to start today's Post with something a bit unusual and frivolous. It's a YouTube video, and it involves a Dog, and while as you know, I am not a fan of Dogs, this one is pretty amazing. A friend of my Female Human sent it to her and even I thought it was worth watching. I'll just post the link and you can check it out:
Carolyn Scott and Rookie
So, how about that Obama Human? He did pretty darn well in South Carolina, didn't he? 55% for Obama vs. 27% for Hillary. Of course, her Husband Bill likened his win to Jesse Jackson winning South Carolina in 1984 and 1988, implying that South Carolina wouldn't "count" since Mr. Jackson did not win the nomination that year (never mind that there are very few similarities in their candidacies otherwise). Dirty fighting, I say. But I guess that's the name of the Game when it comes to the Clintons. My Female Human has said she is disappointed in the way they are running their Campaign.
Me, I'm just a Cat, so I don't know a lot about this stuff, but sometimes when a Tomcat comes into the yard and starts fighting with the other Cats, the other Cats end up turning on him. Might be what was happening here. People who said that Bill Clinton's involvement in the campaign was important tended to vote 3 to 2 for Obama.
On top of winning South Carolina, Obama is also getting endorsed by Important Icons such as the Kennedy family. First, Caroline Kennedy put in a big plug for him on Sunday in the New York Times. Many Humans have been comparing Obama to the late inspirational President, including my Female Human, and now the Daughter of that Kennedy sees the similarity too:
"I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans." And then her uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy endorsed Obama as well.
Things are really hopping for this Obama guy. Let's hope he can keep his cool as the opposition gangs up on him even more ruthlessly in the days leading to the next Big Catfight on February 5. And that he can live up to all the promise surrounding him. One thing that may work against him is the news that his former supporter Rezko has just been arrested.
Other news items that have caught my Eye as I scan the Internets include this one, which is good news for Animals. Apparently scientists have designed a glass chip that may replace Rats and Mice in the Laboratory. The chip, which has Human enzymes and cell cultures on it, can be used to test toxic substances, thus sparing the Rats and Mice "discomfort or death." Of course, we Cats will still be inflicting discomfort or death on Rats and Mice, but that's beside the point.
I was Disturbed to read on CNN.com that there is a large Manmade satellite that has gotten out of control and will crash to earth in a few weeks. What is even more Disturbing is that it could contain "hazardous materials," they don't know where it's going to come down, and the information is "classified as secret." Great...
Ending on a more Positive Note, the Super Bowl is coming up this Weekend and my Humans, as I mentioned last week, will be attending a Super Bowl Party without Yours Truly (or The Dog). It should be a good game. The Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady claims his Ankle will be fine, which is good, because who wants to win the Super Bowl with an Asterisk saying "Yeah, but the Patriots QB couldn't play because he had a bad ankle."
With that, I will wish you a good week and plenty of Catnip, because with everything leading up to the February 5th primaries, you're going to need it.