It is 8:36 AM on Friday morning as I type this, and I took this picture out of our den’s picture window (sorry for the reflection) about four minutes ago. That’s Taffy cat, on the left, and his shadow Bibs cat on the right, both of them curled up in the far back corner of our backyard. This is my way of telling you to rest assured, this blog post will start and end with Cats this week, so hang in there.
I don’t know what got into us last night, because it was just an ordinary Thursday, but Top Cat started making martinis around 7 o’clock and one thing led to another and we blasted Imagine Dragons and danced in the kitchen and made a batch of nachos and a late-night bubble bath was involved and this morning I’m feeling a little woozy. Good thing I start prepping this weekly visit of ours on Monday so I have some content already in the can for you and, if I remember to tie things up correctly (sorry about last week’s tardiness…I forgot to hit the Publish button until late in the day), you shouldn’t notice anything is amiss…but hoo-boy…Top Cat’s vanilla martinis go down way too easily.
Let’s start with the biggest story of the week:
I’m sure we all lost that knot in our stomach last Tuesday when the Derek Chauvin’s jury came back with Guilty verdicts for all three counts of murder and manslaughter for the killing of George Floyd last May. The fact that we were all tense before Judge Peter Cahill read the decision shows how little faith we have in our system of justice in America.
I’m glad it’s over but, it’s not over.
There are still so, so many bad cops out there. I mean really, really bad cops.
A hack on the website that raised $2 million for this piece of shit’s defense revealed the names of donors and Norfolk Police Lt. William Kelly, who was second in command in the Norfolk Police Dept.’s internal affairs division, was revealed to have written :
“God bless. Thank You for your courage. Every rank and file police officer supports you. Don’t be discouraged by actions of the political class of law enforcement leadership. “
City manager Chip Filer, who fired Kelly, said: “Kelly’s egregious comments erode the trust between the Norfolk Police Department and those they are sworn to serve.”
No word yet from Kelly’s union on whether or not they will sue to re-instate him.
And then there’s this shit stain in Los Angeles:
Here’s some updates on the MAGAts who rioted at the nation’s capital on January 6 this year:
The prosecutor who wants to keep Egtvedt in jail wrote this:
“Defendant was not a protestor swept up in the swagger of a violent mob — he was a violent instigator. He is unmoored, with little to connect him to the community, and little regard for the authority of the federal government. It is clear that the defendant is both a danger to the community and a risk of flight. Considering all of the factors set forth above [in the body of their motion], there is no combination of conditions that will reasonable assure his appearance in the Dstrict of Columbia and/or the safety of the community. The defendant should therefore be detained pending trial.”
This is the level of stupidity we are dealing with when it comes to Trump supporters.
Federal prosecutors told a judge that Dan Egtvedt can’t be trusted to follow conditions of his release from prison, in part because he physically tried to stop his mother from getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Egtvedt, who is accused of assaulting Capitol Police officers, was arrested on February 13 after officers were called to his brother’s house in Maryland because of an altercation. Egtvedt, according to prosecutors, was incensed about the impending inoculation, in part, because he believed it would alter his mother’s DNA.
By the way, Egtvedt was turned in to the FBI by a “decade-old friend”. Egtvest, who you might have noticed is white, was, in the end, released by Judge Christopher Cooper and invited to come back to DC on June 3 for trial. We’ll see.
Stupid people lack the mental acuity and self-awareness (or modesty) to understand just how stupid they are, so they think they are smarter than the average federal judge. Here’s the MAGAt known as “Pink Hat Lady” and “Bullhorn Lady”:
As of today, Friday April 23, there is no word if Judge Beryl Howell was wiped that smirk off Bullhorn Lady’s face and thrown her in jail. But I’ll keep checking for updates and I’ll let you know.
And lastly, on Thursday April 22 (yesterday), karma caught up with this guy:
Let’s all remember that one year ago today, on April 23, 2020, the Head Moron in Charge of MAGAts said this:
Let’s check in on one of Trump’s biggest fan in Congress, who is still trying to get headlines by stalking Alexandria Ocassio Cortez:
Marjorie Greene has been criticizing the Green New Deal for months and she hasn’t even read it.
Wait. Are we sure that she actually knows how to read?
For those who don’t know, the Cracker Barrel Country Store is a chain of Southern-themed restaurants out of Tennessee that is popular with rednecks and white trash and is known for its rowdy customers. If you apply for a job at the Cracker Barrel, there’s a question on the application: “Are you good with your fists?”
Short digression: Am I crazy, or is this headline from Newsweek online sound as if it had been written (if she can write) by Mrajorie Taylor Greene herself?
And, I don’t even have to tell you, it’s a lie that AOC has agreed to debate Greene.
In other Republican news:
Former House Speaker Republican John Boehner has been trying to rehab his reputation by writing a memoir that whitewashes his career in Washington (the capitol) (Lawyers in Love reference):
For sure there’s a Republican pharmacist in Chicago:
For fun, let’s check in and see how the right-wing media is covering President Joe Biden’s commitment to make policy based on science and sanity:
They forgot to mention that Joe also wants to outlaw Cracker Barrel restaurants and make it illegal to name your kid “Chad” .
Twitter can be a fun place too. Last week, a TV station in Boise, Idaho tweeted a photo of one of its talking heads with a one-line caption:
For some reason, it blew up and people made so many comments on this tweet that mark orson was trending for the first time in his life:
In other “Mark” news . . .
We’re almost done — I have one more block of memes to show before we get down to serious cat business — but here’s an appetizer, a photo tweeted under the caption “I think I have cat issues”:
Also a tweet, from a guy who was trying to get some reading done:
Today, I want to introduce you to a Twitter account called Italians Mad At Food.
People send in photos of Italian food that was not made in Italy, and Italians respond. Since it’s a Twitter account from Europe, and Europe has strict privacy laws, that last names of the Italian responders have been blocked out, but otherwise these are the uncensored thoughts of Italians who wonder why the rest of the world loves Italian food when what passes as “Italian” in the rest of the world isn’t the least bit “Italian”.
You Made It!
You’re Almost Done!
Here Are The Cats!
From a Twitter account called Bodega Cats (“bodega” is a Spanish word for that little shop on the corner ), here is a section of working cats from around the world (but mostly America):
P.S. This (below) explains why most bodegas have cats:
Have a great weekend, everyone. Remember, if you must drink, drink responsibly. Or not. It’s up to you. You’re an adult, you get to make the rules. Stay healthy, get vaccinated FOR REAL, and be nice to cats and other living things.