Friday's journal entry evoked numerous nominations for the Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) award from my pal, Krissy, author of the journal, "Sometimes I Think". Krissy has been sick lately and so has her kitty, Mr. Michael. We wish both of them a speedy recovery.
Judging from Krissy's wrath in her nominations on Friday, she's feeling a little bit better, which is good. Both Shithead (my attack cat), and myself laid low until the bullets quit flying. Krissy's flurry of nominations were excellent and it didn't even dawn on me to make a nomination until after I posted Friday's entry. Unfortunately, neither Shithead nor I can nominate anyone after we post on Fridays, although the readers can nominate until noon, on Mondays.
Krissy nominated The New York Times, for their attempted hatchet job on Senator John McCain. She also nominated Michelle Obama who suddenly became proud of being an American (now that her husband, Barack "The Magnificent" has been sent down from the heavens to lead us to Nirvana).
Further nominees included the "illegal alien" who crashed into the school bus killing four children, Hillary Clinton for her criticism of Barack Obama's plagiarism and Drew Peterson, who was "surprised" to learn that the death of his third wife has been declared a homicide.
I'm not sure if Krissy made any additional nominees because by that time, Shithead and I were ducking for cover. Personally, if Old Timer's disease had not had its way with me, I also would have nominated The New York Times.
I received an email today from Beth, author of "Nutwood Junction", nominating Hillary Clinton for the CAT award and citing Clinton's weekend tirade of "Shame on you, Barack Obama". Obama allegedly has been sending out flyers concerning Clinton's position on a few items, including NAFTA, which Ms. Clinton deems untrue and distorted.
The continuing Clinton-Obama feud makes me realize just how much I dislike both candidates. Their party has nothing to do with my distaste for both. From Obama, whose naive platform seems to revolve around me, me , and of course, me, (ala Rudy Giuliani) to Clinton's predictable haranguing every time she drops a point in the polls has me fed up. How sad that the first democratic nominee will either be a woman or a black man and both are assholes.
After due consideration of the nominees by the esteemed judges, it has been decided that this weeks winner of the CAT award is The New York Times, for their hatchet styled, poorly timed, release of an eight year old story that they've been working on for a long period of time.
The remainder of the nominees are being given a "Dishonorable Mention", especially and specifically for Michele Obama, whose new found "pride" for America has surfaced, oddly enough, at the same time as her husband, Barack Hussein Obama, has decided that he will take his lead from Martin Luther King and lead all of us to the promised land. I am so pleased that Barack and Michelle are going to save us all because, until now, I have been relying on "Podium Al" Sharpton for my salvation.
While all of the nominees were undeniably qualified for the CAT award, there has to be losers among losers. Congratulations to The New York Times for their CAT award ! Keep up the bad work !
The Pictures: Some photographs from space are among today's selections. I found nothing today that even remotely qualifies as a theme, so it will be mix and match. I did find a cute little baby orangutan and a new political poster of the presidential candidates. I guess that borders on a theme, seeing that both are mammals and walk on two feet, but the orangutan didn't want to be insulted.
This Date In History: 1601; Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, is executed for high treason after his revolt against Queen Elizabeth I of England's ministers. 1919; Oregon is the first state to impose a state tax on gasoline (one cent a gallon). 1964; Boxer Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston in Miami, Florida to win the world heavyweight boxing title. The same year Clay announces his conversion to Islam, changing his name to Muhammad Ali. 1986; President Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines, and the opposition leader, Corazon Aquino, is sworn in as president. 1998; Bob Dylan wins three awards, including album of the year for "Time Out of Mind", and his son, Jakob wins two awards at the 40th annual Grammy Awards in New York City.
Birthdays: Pierre Renoir, French Impressionist painter (1841), John Foster Dulles, secretary of state (1888), Anthony Burgess, author of the novel, "A Clockwork Orange" (1917), Neil Jordan, Irish film director and novelist (1950).
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Some thoughts from my pal, Gipsy:
The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.
When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's endlessly barking dog run to the end of his chain and then choke.
When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth,
think of Algebra.
Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
We don't have this particular sign in AREA 51 at Lakes Cafe but I'll definitely lobby for it.
The Colorado State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and be on the alert for bears while near wilderness areas.
They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells on their clothing to alert but not startle the bears unexpectedly.
They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear. It is also a good idea to watch for signs of bear activity.
People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings.
Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear droppings have bells in them and smell like pepper spray.
That's it for today my little pigeon toes. More tomorrow.
Stay Tuned !