Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday cat blogging

After supper, Tim bathes and Tommie looks elsewhere but PuddyTat watches the spectacle below.

Like Tommie, Dude and Jellico ignore the little one as she finds her tail fascinating.

Friday shuffle

1. Sky Pilot - Eric Burden & Animals
2. A Summer in San Francisco - Hendrick Maurkens
3. Nearer, My God to Thee - Rajaton
4. Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone
5. I Went to Your Wedding - Patti Page
6. Catch a Falling Star - Perry Como
7. The Wild Song - Rajaton
8. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller Orchestra
9. What Am I Gonna Do About You - Reba McEntire
10. Those Oldies But Goodies - Little Caesar
The recent versions of Sky Pilot are really awful so I chose to link to one that doesn't show Burden.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


On a 68 to 31 vote, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. The Republicans voting for her were Lamar Alexander, Kit Bond, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, Judd Gregg, Richard Lugar, Mel Martinez, Olympia Snowe, George Voinovich. The others handed the Democrats a very good campaign issue among Hispanic voters. Your Republican Senator is prejudiced against you. The dumbest thing is the wasted angst. They knew from the beginning she would be confirmed. So why did they alienate Latinos in a losing effort?


A community gathers again

Father Jake Stops the World is back! Hallelujah!

When "Jake" was chosen to head evangelism efforts in TEC, he deleted his blog and started an official blog. After many petitions to leave it up even if he didn't post, he relented. Now that severe, and somewhat thoughtless, budget cuts at 815 have been implemented, Terry Martin is job hunting. Fortunately he has restarted his blog. It's fun to see the clan gather again in the comments.

Yes, some of us read and comment at Of Course I Could Be Wrong but that is a different sort of blog. Both are valuable.

Welcome back to the "unofficial" blogosphere, Jake!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hat tip to Padre Mickey who got it from Crooks and Liars who got it from

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Ugly Republicans

I hope the people I know who haven't left the Republican Party understand how foolish and stupid they look, and IMO are, given the behavior of those who are doing their best to keep Americans from learning anything intelligent about health care. That goes for my brother and several friends at church. The disruptive people are evil, unAmerican, unChristian, unethical, uncivilized and unbelievably rude. I'm glad I left the party years ago. I'm sad that so many people I thought were intelligent haven't.


Meadville's Steak 'n Shake is closed. That's not good for the investors but it is definitely good for me. Shakes were waaaay too tempting.

Republican health care plan

Hat tip to Cany and Daily Kos.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Orchids, I think

I think the white flowers are orchids but I'm not sure. They certainly are spectacular. My sil has a real green thumb.

More dog blogging

This was most unusual.

These were normal.

Greta, the black and tan, is 3 months old. Trinka is six months old. If I remember correctly.