Friday, December 19, 2008

A Cat's Eye View

Baxter here. My Female Human has been Too Busy to Blog this Week since her one feeble Attempt on Monday. I guess I'll have to do the Hard Work yet again.

This is a new Picture she took of Me standing next to my Favorite Toy. It's a green Bird-like thing with magenta fuzzy wings. The Best Part about it is it makes a pitiful Squeaky Noise when I pick it up and throw it into the air. Kind of like a real Bird or Mouse. I really like Toys that make noises.

I played with my previous Favorite Toy so much it eventually lost all its feathers and became a shell of its former Self. So my Female Human bought me this new one. I also have a couple that rattle when I toss them around. All of these are Very Good to Play With in the middle of the Night, especially in the Bedroom where my Humans and That Dog are trying to Sleep.

However, I digress. It's time for me to report on a few News tidbits that have popped up in the past few days.

First of all, the Bush Human (who is called a Lame Duck, which I find Confusing) has finally authorized the release of $17 billion to Chrysler and GM from the TARP funds to help them Make It through the New Year. But the money comes with Strings Attached. It's like giving a Stray Cat a meal and a warm place to sleep and then Dragging him off to the Vet's. No Free Lunch for this Industry!

"The plan pumps $13.4 billion by mid-January into the companies from the fund that Congress authorized to rescue the financial industry. But the two companies have until March 31 to produce a plan for long-term profitability, including concessions from unions, creditors, suppliers and dealers."

Hmmmm...where were All Those Strings when they gave all that Money to the Investment Banks?

In Other News, some old pictures of Barack Obama from his College Years have surfaced and the story is Making the Rounds. Apparently back in 1980 when Obama was at Occidental College, a photographer friend, Lisa Jack, asked if he'd let her do a photo shoot with him, and he complied. The result are some Great Pictures of the Obama Human when he was Young and Carefree. A few of My Favorites, courtesy of Time Magazine (see Link for the Rest of the Story):

Personally I like the Last One best. But we can all be Grateful that Ms. Jack hid the Pictures until after the Election.

Of course Most of You have heard by now that Bristol Palin's possible Mother-in-Law has been arrested on drug charges. Pretty Sad Commentary on who Bristol's Mom Sarah has been "pallin' around with," as Sarah would say - you Betcha!

So, what's up with that Blagojevitch Human? They've got him Recorded on a Wiretap - isn't that what the Humans call "red-handed"? - and yet he just declared he would Fight till his Last Breath because he "didn't do anything Wrong." He must have a Bigger Pair than most Tomcats I've ever met. Is he a Sociopath? Part of the Definition of a Sociopath:

"Manipulative and Conning: They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

Grandiose Sense of Self: Feels entitled to certain things as 'their right.'

Pathological Lying: Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt: A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way."

As the Humans say, "If the Shoe Fits...put it on."

My Female Human is going to talk about the whole issue of the Obama Human picking that Warren Human to do the Invocation at his Inauguration. That is just Too Much for Me to Deal With right at the Moment.

For now, I'm going to head off and Play with my Favorite Toy and snort some Catnip. Wishing All of You a wonderful Friday Night.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the photos. I hadn't seen them yet.

D.K. Raed said...

Baxter you definitely know how to treat your toys. And you have an eye for great photos. I love the Obama Human College Years!

BTW, I think I can clear up the confusion you have over the Bush Human being called a Lame Duck. On close inspection, you would see he's not really human! He only looks vaguely human on the outside. Of course, this doesn't explain why ducks, lame ones, have been chosen to represent those at the end of their power grab. Personally I think it's an insult to ducks.

Anonymous said...

I love those candid photos of Obama. Thank you for sharing them with us, Baxter!

I guess Bristol Palin's soon to be mother in law is the "real" America that Sarah Palin was always yammering on about. Glad to have that defined.

Odessa said...

oh, i saw these pictures earlier today and i must say, Obama Human is definitely smokin' hot! :)

Fran said...

Whoah! Lots of topics here Baxter-- have you been hitting the catnip???

I'll start with this:

But the two companies have until March 31 to produce a plan for long-term profitability.

That Bush non human.... he should have just said you need to report to the government any time I am long gone & checked out & it;s someone else's problem. So long suckkkah!

George never had a clue & he still does not.

Love the college pics.... he must have been smokin those handrolled clove cigarettes that were so popular back in the day???

Can't blame the Palin mother-in-law lady for resorting to drugs....who would not want an alternate reality if you were subjected to planning a wedding with Winky Palin???

Blago will argue he did not say what he said or mean the actual words he said.... then he will go to jail. Then he will really know the meaning of pay for play.

Don't bogart all the catnip Baxter!

Anonymous said...

that 3rd picture reminds me of Cam.

Dave Dubya said...

I think the lame duck is really a lame sociopath. He and most of his gang are all sociopaths.

I think it's safe to say if they start wars and think torture is ok, they really are the worst kind of sociopaths.

kuanyin333 said...

These photos are precious of B.O. I'm glad you're snorting the catnip because you write so well under the influence!

Christopher said...

Obama's in deep doo-doo with the LGBT and Netroots over his horrible decision to personally invite his new BFF, the vile and homophobic Pastor Rick Warren to perform the invocation on January 20, 2009.

I know, it is acceptable to throw gay people under the bus for political expediency (even among well meaning lefty bloggers) but this fracas isn't going away anytime soon.

I have a bad feeling in my gut we've been snookered. It's going to be a long 4 years, I fear.

FriĆ°vin said...

How odd. This is the 2nd cat in 2 days I've run across named Baxter.

enigma4ever said...

love the new looks here, baxter you must have helped with the decorating.....the obama photos are great....had not seen them....

Anonymous said...

Hey Baxt! I knew there was a good reason why I voted for Obama. But he must have been smoking some bad hydro when he picked Pastor Warren to give the invocation at his inaugural.

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