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Caturday oxymoron edition: Cheetah in slo-mo

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Filed under Caturday, Open thread at December 1st, 2012 - 12:00 pm

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Cat: Now you are under my control, human!

Cat: All summer long, you groused about the heat. Happy now?

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63 Responses to “Caturday oxymoron edition: Cheetah in slo-mo”
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  1. mawskrat
    1 | December 1, 2012 12:11 pm

    BREAKING NEWS…..DOGS DEMAND EQUAL TIME
    film at 11


  2. Guggi
    2 | December 1, 2012 12:16 pm

    Boehner says fiscal cliff talks at a “stalemate”

    The House speaker said Friday that negotiations over the fiscal cliff have reached a “stalemate,” after President Obama accused Republicans of holding the middle class “hostage” and declared that tax rates must rise for the wealthy as part of any deal.


  3. AZfederalist
    3 | December 1, 2012 12:28 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    … after President Obama accused Republicans of holding the middle class “hostage” and declared that tax rates must rise for the wealthy as part of any deal.

    Okay, let me get my mind right here. The Republicans are holding the middle class hostage but it is Obama that is making the demand (that tax rates must rise on the wealthy as part of any deal). Isn’t it the hostage taker who issues demands in most hostage situations? Am I missing something here? Isn’t it Obama holding the middle class tax cuts hostage to his demand that the Republicans agree to a tax hike on a subset of all taxpayers or else all taxpayers will see their taxes rise?

    This Obama/democrat Newspeak stuff is very confusing.


  4. Guggi
    4 | December 1, 2012 12:32 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    This Obama/democrat Newspeak stuff is very confusing.

    Yep, it is. Even European politicians -- used to use Newspek -- can learn from him. So, anything we do (Europeans) you (Americans) do it better :-P ////


  5. Guggi
    5 | December 1, 2012 1:14 pm

    As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price

    A New York Times investigation into the incentives that governments offer businesses has found that states, cities and counties are giving up more than $80 billion a year to attract or keep the companies and the jobs that they provide. The beneficiaries come from virtually every corner of the corporate world, encompassing oil and coal conglomerates, technology and entertainment companies, banks and big-box retail chains.

    But the cost of the awards is certainly far higher. A full accounting, The Times discovered, is not possible because the incentives are granted by thousands of government agencies and officials, and many do not know the value of all their awards. Nor do they know if the money was worth it because they rarely track how many jobs are created. Even where officials do track incentives, they acknowledge that it is impossible to know whether the jobs would have been created without the aid.


  6. AZfederalist
    6 | December 1, 2012 1:33 pm

    @ Guggi:

    New York times wringing its hands over the fact that some people are being allowed to keep more of the money they earn. Problem is governments always do static analysis, assuming people will continue to behave in the same manner if taxes are raised or lowered. Fact is that people adapt their behaviors and the static analysis is almost always wrong. The other error in this article is the basic premise that those businesses actually pay taxes. What really happens is that the cost of those taxes gets passed on to the people who buy the products from those companies. Higher taxes results in higher prices.


  7. Guggi
    7 | December 1, 2012 1:47 pm

    Petraeus on his way back to fame

    Friends say that Mr. Petraeus, who resigned from the C.I.A. on Nov. 9 because of an extramarital affair, so far has offers to teach from four universities, a grab bag of book proposals from publishers in New York and an interest in speaking and serving on corporate boards. He has hired Robert B. Barnett, the Washington superlawyer, to handle his future, and friends say he has not even ruled out becoming a talking head on television.

    One would have thought he would have so much sense of decensy NOT to write a book, but no, as always he’s choosing the worst opportunity.


  8. 8 | December 1, 2012 1:49 pm

    I’m not going up there to look, but I would bet serious money there is cat fur on the roof of my house. God knows it’s everywhere else…


  9. 9 | December 1, 2012 1:49 pm

    @ Mike C.:

    A family of 4 could live off of my lint roller budget…


  10. Prebanned
    10 | December 1, 2012 2:06 pm

    I used to buy a large quantity of cat treats, to save money I saved the old containers and used gormet cat food.
    Then I ran out and used the outside cat’s food as treats for the inside cat.
    Now I am feeding the inside cat his own food from downstairs as treats and he appears to like that even better than the outside cats food.


  11. heysoos
    11 | December 1, 2012 2:19 pm

    I prefer free range cat


  12. RIX
    12 | December 1, 2012 2:40 pm

    @ Guggi:

    One would have thought he would have so much sense of decensy NOT to write a book, but no, as always he’s choosing the worst opportunity

    Infamy can be very profitable.


  13. 13 | December 1, 2012 2:53 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    I prefer free range cat

    “Free range”? Reminds me of cows. Cows with guns…


  14. lobo91
    14 | December 1, 2012 2:57 pm

    Rodan will like this one:


  15. Guggi
    15 | December 1, 2012 3:01 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Infamy can be very profitable.

    He’s a disgusting piece of a “human” being. With the help of his friends he’s now putting all the blame on Broadwell. Doesn’t this man have a shred of honor ?


  16. RIX
    16 | December 1, 2012 3:06 pm

    @ Guggi:
    You don’t get that many stars generally without compromising and
    being compromised.
    I always thought that some of the best officers don’t get beyond
    Lt Col.


  17. Guggi
    17 | December 1, 2012 3:16 pm

    RIX wrote:

    You don’t get that many stars generally without compromising and
    being compromised.

    I’m very well aware of this but this is to much. He’s a man without character, without honor, without sense of decency.

    But the NYT and the WaPo have already started to whitewash him.


  18. RIX
    18 | December 1, 2012 3:22 pm

    @ Guggi:

    I’m very well aware of this but this is to much. He’s a man without character, without honor, without sense of decency.

    But the NYT and the WaPo have already started to whitewash him.

    If all of this had happened under Bush, Petraeus would not
    be getting sloppy liberal kisses.


  19. darkwords
    19 | December 1, 2012 3:37 pm

    Cats would just not care. :-)


  20. Guggi
    20 | December 1, 2012 3:40 pm

    RIX wrote:

    If all of this had happened under Bush, Petraeus would not
    be getting sloppy liberal kisses.

    John Profumo showed more class than this trash.


  21. heysoos
  22. RIX
    22 | December 1, 2012 3:48 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    If all of this had happened under Bush, Petraeus would not
    be getting sloppy liberal kisses.

    John Profumo showed more class than this trash.

    Hmmm, if he was a Chicago politician he could have tossed
    himself in the Mayo Clinic & negotiated a plea deal that
    lets him keep his pension.


  23. Lily
    23 | December 1, 2012 3:48 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    Boehner says fiscal cliff talks at a “stalemate”
    The House speaker said Friday that negotiations over the fiscal cliff have reached a “stalemate,” after President Obama accused Republicans of holding the middle class “hostage” and declared that tax rates must rise for the wealthy as part of any deal.

    Yep obama is not working with Congress … he is in PA pushing his agenda and blaming Republicans…he is still on the campaign trail.


  24. Lily
    24 | December 1, 2012 3:49 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Guggi wrote:
    … after President Obama accused Republicans of holding the middle class “hostage” and declared that tax rates must rise for the wealthy as part of any deal.
    Okay, let me get my mind right here. The Republicans are holding the middle class hostage but it is Obama that is making the demand (that tax rates must rise on the wealthy as part of any deal). Isn’t it the hostage taker who issues demands in most hostage situations? Am I missing something here? Isn’t it Obama holding the middle class tax cuts hostage to his demand that the Republicans agree to a tax hike on a subset of all taxpayers or else all taxpayers will see their taxes rise?
    This Obama/democrat Newspeak stuff is very confusing.

    It’s so confusing because he is so full of lies..everything that man says is a lie…expect that he is going to raise taxes. Now you can take that to the bank.


  25. RIX
    25 | December 1, 2012 3:53 pm

    Alabama & Georgia set to kick off to decide who will play
    for the National Championship.
    Our Lady of the Lake waits.


  26. Lily
    26 | December 1, 2012 3:54 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    RIX wrote:
    Infamy can be very profitable.
    He’s a disgusting piece of a “human” being. With the help of his friends he’s now putting all the blame on Broadwell. Doesn’t this man have a shred of honor ?

    Apparently not! But then again if you are A-okay working with the obama administration that’s a tell there about your honor.


  27. Lily
    27 | December 1, 2012 3:54 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    You don’t get that many stars generally without compromising and
    being compromised.
    I always thought that some of the best officers don’t get beyond
    Lt Col.

    They tend to get political then.


  28. heysoos
    28 | December 1, 2012 3:56 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Alabama & Georgia set to kick off to decide who will play
    for the National Championship.
    Our Lady of the Lake waits.

    should be a good one…as a UM fan I have to hate the Fighting Irish….but secretly I hope they win the title…you gotta give it to those guys…tiny little indy takes down the SEC….oh yeah


  29. Lily
    29 | December 1, 2012 3:56 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Guggi wrote:
    RIX wrote:
    If all of this had happened under Bush, Petraeus would not
    be getting sloppy liberal kisses.
    John Profumo showed more class than this trash.
    Hmmm, if he was a Chicago politician he could have tossed
    himself in the Mayo Clinic & negotiated a plea deal that
    lets him keep his pension.

    Yep…that was something wasn’t it? Go commit yourself on some bogus mental problems because you have the law breathing down your back. Yeah I don’t think he has mental issues I think he had legal issues.


  30. Guggi
    30 | December 1, 2012 3:58 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Hmmm, if he was a Chicago politician he could have tossed
    himself in the Mayo Clinic & negotiated a plea deal that
    lets him keep his pension.

    :-)


  31. RIX
    31 | December 1, 2012 4:05 pm

    Lily wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    You don’t get that many stars generally without compromising and
    being compromised.
    I always thought that some of the best officers don’t get beyond
    Lt Col.

    They tend to get political then

    .

    It seems like those that don’t get passed over.


  32. RIX
    32 | December 1, 2012 4:08 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Notre Dame has been underestimated all year.
    They just keep winning & either Bama or Georgia will
    have their hands full.


  33. Lily
    33 | December 1, 2012 4:10 pm

    The Brotherhood Delusion

    The great 19th-century satirist Ambrose Bierce defined a revolution as “an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.” He would understand events in Egypt very well.

    In the signature revolution of the Arab Spring, the country turned its back on a secular dictatorship only to fall into the arms of what looks like a budding Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship. Meet the new pharaoh, same as the old pharaoh. Except Egypt’s old form of misgovernment may soon look progressive by comparison.

    Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi’s decree neutering the judiciary is the latest act in his steady consolidation of power. While he assiduously builds a dictatorship, the Obama administration just as assiduously tells itself bedtime stories. It’s a perfect division of labor — he goes about his empire-building with a clear-eyed realism; we consider it through a gauzy lens of delusion.

    *snip*

    Since the end of Hosni Mubarak, the air has been thick with descriptions of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi as moderates. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the Muslim Brotherhood “largely secular.” If he had been speaking of the Church of England, he might have had a point.

    *snip*

    Morsi staged his latest power grab on Thanksgiving Day in the immediate aftermath of working with Obama to get a cease-fire in hostilities between Hamas (a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot) and Israel. A New York Times piece reported that in his talks with Morsi, “Mr. Obama felt they were making a connection.” How sweet.

    “He was impressed with the Egyptian leader’s pragmatic confidence.” And who can resist the lure of pragmatic confidence?

    “He sensed,” the paper continued, in a gushing tone, “an engineer’s precision with surprisingly little ideology.”

    This is the most embarrassing man-crush misjudgment of a noxious foreign leader since George W. Bush claimed to have peered into Vladimir Putin’s soul.

    Obama famously disdained Mitt Romney. But the devotee of an Islamist organization about to stage a self-coup? Now, that’s a man he can work with.

    The business about an engineer’s precision is priceless. What did the president expect? Morsi to try to convert him to Islam and harangue him about Malia and Sasha not wearing head scarves?

    *snip*

    The administration’s reaction to Morsi’s decree has been, “Well, golly, we hope everyone can talk things through.” In its mealy-mouthed noncondemnations, the Obama administration does no favors to the real moderates in the streets of Egypt pushing to get Morsi to back down.

    But delusion is hard to give up. We always want to believe that other people are just like us and have, at bottom, the same practical concerns. It’s simply not true of fanatics. “This revolution was not about the price of watermelons,” Ayatollah Khomeini once told an aide worried about inflation.

    Obama is subject to a more personal fantasy, which is the belief that he is uniquely suited to convince people hostile to us that we want to be their friends. This might make for nice phone calls, but it won’t change the convictions of a Mohamed Morsi.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/334475/brotherhood-delusion-rich-lowry


  34. Lily
    34 | December 1, 2012 4:13 pm

    @ RIX:

    Yep they get passed over and hasn’t obama been cleaning house concerning generals??


  35. heysoos
    35 | December 1, 2012 4:17 pm

    not sure I give a crap about what’s happening with Morsi in Egypt…they can go to hell today for all I care…what I do care about is BO’s support for Morsi…good old BO has the ME so fucked up at this point that American influence is gonna get a lot of people killed….somebody should ask him if we have armed troops ready to protect our state department people


  36. Lily
    36 | December 1, 2012 4:20 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Well thanks hey…I just thought it was a good piece and no telling how much the MB has infilterated the WH..because members of MB has been to the White House several times. Is there anything I post that doesn’t have you posting some trash talk to me?


  37. heysoos
    37 | December 1, 2012 4:22 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Well thanks hey…I just thought it was a good piece and no telling how much the MB has infilterated the WH..because members of MB has been to the White House several times. Is there anything I post that doesn’t have you posting some trash talk to me?

    you over estimate me…I’m not trash talking anybody, I’m stating my opinion


  38. Guggi
    38 | December 1, 2012 4:22 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    not sure I give a crap about what’s happening with Morsi in Egypt…they can go to hell today for all I care…what I do care about is BO’s support for Morsi…good old BO has the ME so fucked up at this point that American influence is gonna get a lot of people killed….somebody should ask him if we have armed troops ready to protect our state department people

    This is scarry, isn’t it ?


  39. Lily
    39 | December 1, 2012 4:24 pm

    @ heysoos:

    In such an eloquent way…the thread is slow so I thought I would throw that out. Bless your heart I just misread your post.


  40. Lily
    40 | December 1, 2012 4:26 pm

    Guggi wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    not sure I give a crap about what’s happening with Morsi in Egypt…they can go to hell today for all I care…what I do care about is BO’s support for Morsi…good old BO has the ME so fucked up at this point that American influence is gonna get a lot of people killed….somebody should ask him if we have armed troops ready to protect our state department people
    This is scarry, isn’t it ?

    Well I tried to point out how cozy obama is with the MB…but apparently I shouldn’t have posted that. ;)


  41. 41 | December 1, 2012 4:29 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Bless your heart

    Ouch! That one stings! 8O


  42. Lily
    42 | December 1, 2012 4:30 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    LOL!


  43. heysoos
    43 | December 1, 2012 4:30 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    In such an eloquent way…the thread is slow so I thought I would throw that out. Bless your heart I just misread your post.

    you have honest opinions and I respect them…and this Morsi thing is a bomb ready to go off as your post describes…maybe oblique but it’s the truth as I see it too


  44. heysoos
    44 | December 1, 2012 4:32 pm

    “we will either hang together, or hang separately”….
    Heysoos The Magnificent


  45. lobo91
    45 | December 1, 2012 4:35 pm

    @ heysoos:

    “There are two kinds of people in the world, those with loaded guns, and those who dig.”
    --Lobo91


  46. heysoos
    46 | December 1, 2012 4:37 pm

    Morsi is not the problem
    Hamas is not the problem
    Assad is not the problem
    the Mullahs are not the problem
    BO is the problem
    pretty simple


  47. heysoos
    47 | December 1, 2012 4:44 pm

    Browning, Colt and Remington…
    the three amigos…
    thanx boyz


  48. Lily
    48 | December 1, 2012 4:46 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    “we will either hang together, or hang separately”….
    Heysoos The Magnificent

    Bless Your Heart.

    *Lily the Nice*


  49. 49 | December 1, 2012 4:46 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Tsk, tsk…

    S&W
    Ruger
    Mossberg
    Beretta
    Kimber
    Marlin
    Etc., etc., etc….


  50. heysoos
    50 | December 1, 2012 4:47 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Tsk, tsk…
    S&W
    Ruger
    Mossberg
    Beretta
    Kimber
    Marlin
    Etc., etc., etc….

    yes, the Court Of Significance


  51. RIX
    51 | December 1, 2012 4:50 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ RIX:

    Yep they get passed over and hasn’t obama been cleaning house concerning generals??

    He has, just like Turkey recently did.


  52. Lily
    52 | December 1, 2012 4:52 pm

    RIX wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ RIX:
    Yep they get passed over and hasn’t obama been cleaning house concerning generals??
    He has, just like Turkey recently did.

    And this should be all kinds of disturbing.


  53. Lily
    53 | December 1, 2012 4:56 pm

    And American women thought there was a war on them …fools..this is the real war on women.. just sick.

    Report: Muslim Brotherhood “Paying Gangs To Rape Women And Beat Men” Protesting Against Morsi…

    Around 200,000 people gathered yesterday in Tahrir Square, the heart of last year’s revolution which toppled President Hosni Mubarak.

    Large marches from around Cairo flowed into the square, chanting ‘Constitution: Void!’ and The people want to bring down the regime.’

    But amid the calls for democracy a sinister threat has emerged.

    Magda Adly, the director of the Nadeem Centre for Human Rights, said that under Mubarak, the Government paid thugs to beat male protestors and sexually assault women.

    ‘This is still happening now,’ she told The Times. ‘I believe thugs are being paid money to do this … the Muslim Brotherhood have the same political approaches as Mubarak,’ she said.

    One protestor, Yasmine, told the newspaper how she had been in the square filming the demonstrations for a few hours when the crowd suddenly turned.

    Before she knew what was happening, about 50 men had surrounded her and began grabbing her breasts. She said they ripped off her clothes, starting with her headscarf and for nearly an hour, indecently assaulted her with their hands.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/12/01/report-muslim-brotherhood-paying-gangs-to-rape-women-and-beat-men-protesting-against-morsi/


  54. lobo91
    54 | December 1, 2012 4:59 pm

    @ Lily:

    Seems unlikely to me.

    The part about paying them to assault women, that is. Muslims generally do that for free, after all…


  55. Lily
    55 | December 1, 2012 5:01 pm

    @ lobo91:

    True…they do that on their on…if he is paying them even a small amount of money I wonder if it is the money we are giving them..our tax-dollars at work.


  56. Lily
    56 | December 1, 2012 5:02 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Also as far as the women yeah they would do that for free..I imagine it is the men they are beating up is what the payment is for. Just saying.


  57. coldwarrior
    57 | December 1, 2012 5:06 pm

    new open thread is up…


  58. heysoos
    58 | December 1, 2012 5:06 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    True…they do that on their on…if he is paying them even a small amount of money I wonder if it is the money we are giving them..our tax-dollars at work.

    our ‘aid’ is not substantiated…unlike our ‘loans’ which are traced and accounted for…the aid goes wherever they want it to, so yeah, we might be funding rape in the ME…what’s new?…why are we giving these people money?


  59. Lily
    59 | December 1, 2012 5:09 pm

    @ heysoos:

    We shouldn’t be giving them anything much less money. We have our own money problems and we are giving them money..it’s insane.


  60. Guggi
    60 | December 1, 2012 5:25 pm

    Wth is a “snoozefest” ?


  61. 61 | December 1, 2012 5:29 pm

    Cat friend vs Dog friend


  62. Calo
    62 | December 1, 2012 5:44 pm

    @ Guggi:
    snoozefest


  63. Guggi
    63 | December 1, 2012 7:45 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    snoozefest

    Merci beaucoup !


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