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mamacatThis past weekend held its share of suprises, the first of which was the unexpected appearance of a litter of newborn kittens in the back seat of my car Friday morning.

I routinely leave the windows down in my Mustang (whose restoration is coming along well, thank you) during these warmer days. I knew the little neighborhood stray cat was pregnant but I never imagined that she'd set up headquarters amidst the odd loose screws and pocket of old leaves just behind the driver seat.

I should mention at this point that I often trap local stray cats and have them neutered and released. The vets clip the tip of one ear during surgery which lets Animal Control know they're not breeders and so leave them alone afterwards. It's a good system and I hope they employ it where you live, too.

I tried on several occasions to catch what I assumed was a young male cat and even managed one successful capture in my Havahart cage but, as I watched incredulously, she managed to squirm out of the cage in the blink of an eye. From  then on she'd never go near the trap again, no matter how tasty the bait.

Mmmmm, fish squeezin's.

Right now the plan is to somehow shift the kittens to a little used storage shed as soon as mom will allow, which is going to be tricky as she makes it perfectly clear that she hates my guts and wishes violence upon me with all due haste. I'll keep you posted.


On the political front, you can already pencil-in Mr. Obama as commander-in-chief in 2012. Why? Because Republicans know they can make a ton of money scaring the vast population of nincompoops who recoil at the spectre of a black man in the White House. Racism can make you rich, and conservatives have no ethics or shame when it comes to making a quick buck. As long as a minority of Conservatives can gridlock the Congress, making it impossible to kill the Bush tax cuts or raise taxes on the rich, then all the better.



john boehnerFebruary 10, 2011: "We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner.

So far the list of GOP accomplishments for 2011 is:

(1) Attempted curtailing of abortion rights.
(2) Attempted defunding of Planned Parenthood.
(3) Attempted defunding of NPR.
(4) Investigating Muslims.
(5) Declaring English as America's Official Language.
(6) Reaffirming "In God We Trust".
(7) Challenging AARP's tax-exempt status.
(8) Approved defunct funding for failed religious schools.
(9) Attempt to destroy Medicaid.
(10) Attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood
(11) Shutting down the government
(12) Attempt to destroy the EPA.
(13) Attempting to eliminate financial counseling.
(14) Passed a House budget that gives $4 trillion in tax cuts to the rich.
(15) Spend $500,000 to discriminate against gays.
(16) Continued toadying for the rich.
(17) Pretending the deficit is to blame for slow job growth.

Nope. No job creation here. Move along. Move along.

I'll keep adding to this list until the Republican House does something to create jobs. I unhappily predict this is gonna be one lonnnnng list.


Fox News Lies!And what lies is Fox News spewing today? Why, they're celebrating Earth Day by pushing already disproved falsehoods about "Climategate"

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