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This little scrap of feline DNA…

This little one showed not the slightest inclination to roam, right up until two hours ago when he made a dash for freedom. I just side-glanced a streak of black and white leaping over Charlotte and pounding up the garden path in the dark.

I think he would have come back, but every time I put his kitten glop out to lure him in, the other two made a grab for it. Adult cats love kitten food; it’s super rich.

I might be out there still, but Jack made a screaming lunge for the baby (taking him for an intruder) and drove him up a tree.

Phew. Running late. Hope you guys had an excellent weekend.

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Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 27, 2018, 10:10 pm

Just to allay any fears… said feline was returned, purring, in her Stoaliness’s arms. He is currently tearing around the room like his arse was on fire.

Which, if he does that again, it very well might be.

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 27, 2018, 10:20 pm

I do hope the little one gets re-admitted to the house by your Incumbent Cat Establishment.

Yes, it was an excellent weekend. I got to spend quite a bit of time snickering at all the blathering heads and jejune self-proclaimed pundits going on and on about that Patriotic American Hero, the one with Duty, Honor, Country informing every thought and act, the Maverick Statesman from Arizona. You know, that small-minded bitter man Juan McCain. I’m sure somewhere, the 134 deceased fellow crewmen from the USS Forrestal are grinning at the exceedingly “warm” reception The Canary got when he arrived at his final destination.

 


Comment from Mark Matis
Time: August 27, 2018, 11:17 pm

Well at least, Uncle Al, he has surely been reunited with his best buddy Teddy “Swim, bitch!” Kennedy in a warmer climate. My sincere prayer now is that every who attends his funeral will soon join both of them there as well. Oh Lord, hear my prayer!

And my most important question:

Who is going to get the toilet paper concession for his grave site?

That dude is gonna get rich beyond his wildest dreams. At least, as long as he doesn’t run out of product…

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 27, 2018, 11:22 pm

Your kitten does seem to enjoy fine linens.

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 28, 2018, 12:15 pm

I can’t remember what you named the kitten.

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: August 28, 2018, 1:07 pm

He looks like a short-haired version of my older cat, the Siberian Chekov.

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: August 28, 2018, 1:11 pm

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 27, 2018, 10:20 pm
. . . I got to spend quite a bit of time snickering at all the blathering heads and jejune self-proclaimed pundits going on and on about that Patriotic American Hero, the one with Duty, Honor, Country informing every thought and act, the Maverick Statesman from Arizona. You know, that small-minded bitter man Juan McCain. I’m sure somewhere, the 134 deceased fellow crewmen from the USS Forrestal are grinning at the exceedingly “warm” reception The Canary got when he arrived at his final destination.

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In general, do vets think highly of McCain? Not ones who know the real score, but those who’ve swallowed the hook, the line, and the sinker about “the Maverick.” I know a Vietnam vet who is about 10 years younger than McCain was, and I have a horrible feeling, if I started commenting about Juan’s checkered history, he’s puff up and go, “He was a hero!!!” (Partly because said vet has swallowed the MSM’s pablum about “Socialism has never been done right!” and “The illegals just want to come here for a better life!!”)

 


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 28, 2018, 2:37 pm

@Wolfus Aurelius:

In general, do vets think highly of McCain?

It seems to depend on age. We older ones tend to despise the man, the younger ones less inclined to think ill of him.

I am an older – but not ancient – veteran at age 69. I was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after a three-year enlistment (1969-1971) at rank E-5. This was the Vietnam era, but I spent my Asia time in Korea instead.

My late father (USNA 1942) was a career naval officer and submarine commander. When hearing McCain’s name he wouldn’t say anything but his face would grow very dark.

 


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: August 28, 2018, 2:56 pm

All I can say about McCain is the same thing I say about Benedict Arnold – both of them may have been heroes at some point, but they didn’t finish up that way.

I won’t miss his ‘help’ in keeping what remains of our Republic intact.

On the kitty front – I can’t sleep well when Big D escapes and tend to leave doors open that should otherwise not be left open. Very glad to hear your new master returned, I’m counting that as the type of good news that never makes the papers.

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 28, 2018, 2:59 pm

McCain was a complicated man, by his own choices. Certainly he did not choose to be a POW, and I will not offer a breath of criticism regarding those years. No doubt he was forever changed from what he was before, or perhaps what he was before was greatly enhanced by his time in the Hanoi Hilton.

Politically speaking, I always thought McCain’s senate seat was a folding chair on the Democrats’ side of the aisle.

 


Comment from OldFert
Time: August 28, 2018, 4:21 pm

Vietnam Dec ’67 – Dec ’68, Feb ’70 – Feb ’71, enlisted, base camp soldier in Pleiku (Radio Traffic Analyst).

I agree with Durned Yankee’s Benedict Arnold comment. Just because you were something once, doesn’t mean you’re that forever. Just like a thousand attaboys can be wiped out by one oh-shit.

As far as the Zuni rocket, IIRC the rocket came from an F4 and struck McCain’s A4. I can’t hold him responsible for that. Plus I have great respect for him for turning down parole.

All that said, I didn’t like McCain and often wondered how he could call himself a Republican.

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 28, 2018, 9:12 pm

As a Vietnam-era veteran (who did not see service inside Vietnam), I will not cast a stone on what happened to him in Vietnam. He was captured, and I have no reason to believe that I could have behaved better or differently than he or any captured solider/airman did. I am no hero. Having said that, the mere act of being captured does not make him a hero either. To be a hero requires proactive acts not mere passive survival. So, while I do not hold his actions there against him I bestow no virtues upon him either.

My dislike for McCain begins with the scummy Keating Five affair and continues pretty constantly after that. McCain was a maverick indeed, but this simply means neither party could rely upon him in any given situation. In other words always a potential traitor to both parties because he had no fixed policy positions. It is telling that he was chosen to run for President in a situation where it was pretty sure he would lose, and that he had to reach out as far as to poor Sarah Palin (whom I like) to find someone willing to be his running mate. No Republican wanted to be associated with him.

Further, he was petty and spiteful against Trump and his populism, and voted -against Trump persinally -rather than for the good of either his presumptive party nor his nation. Recall his stance as spoiler on repeal of ObamaCare. Perhaps, as a dying man, he chose to be a fig leaf so that other RINO Republicans facing future elections could safely vote for repeal knowing it would not pass, but I think it was more a petty gesture and screw the public. Then there is his role in the infamous memo. That will only become clear in later years. It’s hard to guess whether he did what he did to be spiteful, or was merely a predictable dupe/useful idiot for the plotters,

Finally, a man with brain cancer taking numerous medications should not be involved in running the affairs of the nation. He should have retired gracefully to Arizona but John McCain did not know the meaning of the word grace, nor loyalty. I leave it to others to comment as to whether understood the concept of honor.

I do not mourn him.

 

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