It Takes Two by John Cole| January 14, 20107:53 pm| 69 CommentsThis post is in: Cat Blogging, Dog Blogging, Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailCommenter JSF sends this in: Obligatory Ghostbusters reference.
So I’ll just leave this and this here, since I put it in an old and dying thread a few minutes ago. Airport kitteh blogging. In Edmonton over the weekend, not quite as exciting as S.F. for DougJ, but maybe I’ll get to see some real hockey at some point.
General Winfield Stuck
So I guess you two have kissed and made up. And don’t run him off again, mr. Obot!!
Awww, spooning. Gotta love it.
I miss JSF.
General Winfield Stuck
I miss JSF.
Yeah, me too. My main Huckleberry.
@Carrie: Offer him a salmon sandwich.
He’ll be all over your shit.
The Peaceable Kingdom.
Don’t we all want it.
Rick Santorum just fainted
If you’re not rightwinged out….
Sadly lacking in entries for Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh,
the Haiti Haters
Lovely photo of the interspecies love. Just be aware of the video from Eureka that purports to show Sophie the dog reqcting to our 6.5 magnitude earthquake last Saturday.
Sophie’s a wonderful dog, but she didn’t pick up on those p-waves any quicker than the humans stuck on the second floor of the Times-Standard building in downtown Eureka.
Oh god, 30 seconds into the Texas Republican Gubernatorial debate and you should hear the amount of crazy coming out of Rick Perry. Secession. Nullification. The government program he loves most is “the military.” I can’t get out of this state soon enough. Four weeks and counting.
I think we better split up.
Yeah, we can do more damage that way.
For some reason, this makes me miss my basset hound/ beagle mix Rufus, who we had to put down for cancer back in 2001. He had a friendly rivalry with our cat. Swatting of asses was a common theme.
I feel a little ill.
@Cat Lady: During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!
Although I believe what he actually had in mind was:
@Laura W: I’ll give it a shot but i think it’s the cayenne pepper massage he really wants.
Was wondering about JSF just yesterday….
General Winfield Stuck
So, she’s a dog…
@Carrie: Nuthin’ but net, Carrie.
Nuthin’ but net!
to all the matchers out there, i just gave the good folks at docs without borders $500. thanks
Yes, Mr. Mayor. This man has no dick.
Giant Slor was a genius touch in that speech. Just crowned it gently and perfectly.
@freelancer: if someone asks if you are a god, you say YES.
@eric: I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that not one person here doubted that you would do this, eric.
Thank you for that.
Since I’m taking this as an open thread, if you’re in need of new music of the folkish variety, I invite you to sample Chris Pureka. You can get her albums via emusic, too.
@Laura W: no prob. i find that when i give to causes, people love to match offers because it empowers everyone involved …. thanks to all of you …eric
Hmmm. I have a feeling that the those in this country ranting on how it’s Haiti’s government that should be helping it’s people, are the same ones who maintain that our government should be doing as little as possible to help our citizens. Laissez-faire, y’all.
And your generosity shall be recorded in heaven, or wherever they do that recording stuff.
But it’s been recorded here in the land of balloons and juices, so that’s just as good. Well done, sir.
I put a call out on my professional blog today for donations, and I’ve donated by text as well. I actually like that method – as it funnels donations through an already extant channel of payments. WTG, relief agencies.
ETA: I was in the air while this “match” thing was going on. I regret not being able to get in on that.
So many to choose from. So many.
I was expecting that from the ‘righties. As vile as Limbaugh is, I could practically have scripted his remarks in advance, and the “both sides are equally to blame” schtick that John Harwood brought to Scabrous this morning and that David Broder is no doubt polishing up right now for tomorrow Kaplan and Hiatt Chronicle. I was sad to see a thread devoted to “Obama cares more about Haitians than Americans” at Eschaton. That place has become a sewer.
@arguingwithsignposts: Maybe someone else will step forward and we can do it again for Oxfam!
They were second on my give list until eric made me give twice to DWB.
I’d give $50 to Oxfam if someone will throw up a $500 match deal a la eric. (Probably even if not, but it is worth a try.)
Obligatory musical Ghostbusters reference (and not the usual one)
Good idea, is there some way to get an actblue type thing going for a relief agency? That would be something, if we could give in the name of Balloon Juicers. A match would be sauce.
@arguingwithsignposts: thanks for the kind words….my one real hope is that Haiti is no longer mistreated by the world (US included) and its people are not forced to rebuild shanty towns but that the world sees this as an excuse/reason to help build a real country without the onerous debt restrictions of the World Bank and the currency controls of the IMF.
@eric: Thank you for doing this. It makes me feel like my small contribution was worth a little more than it was.
Okay, whole thread is an exaggeration, but a good half dozen posters were petulantly using Haiti to harp on their favorite “Obama only cares about the banksters” whine.
I’m not sure how this matching thing works, but I’ll pledge 500 to Oxfam tonight if people want to do some kind of match
@Jim: I’m in for $75. Link, please?
Link to…? Like I said, I’m not sure how this works. But you can trust me, really.
@Jim: That’s all I needed (the link to Oxfam). I trust you will match. You just wait until people pledge, and then you match. Easy peasy!
Arguing with wingnuts on the internet can be an exhausting, if not fleetingly satisfying, distraction from work. Here was my latest exchange in a nutshell:
WINGNUT: Argument that is specious, at best, about NYC vs. Upstate NY.
ME: Prove it.
WINGNUT: If you want facts and figures, get them yourself. I’m not your personal secretary. Don’t be lazy.
If this were Tunch and Lily, Tunch would be behind Lily me thinks.
@Jim: My $50 is in.
Thank you for your generous donation.
Please tell your friends and family about Oxfam’s ability to make real and lasting progress, empowering communities to overcome poverty and hunger.
Gift Amount: $50.00
Thanks a ton, Jim. This is such a great idea. I started to donate last night to Doctors W. B. and Oxfam but waited. And now I know why. My donation was doubled thanks to you and eric. Awesome.
Dr. Raymond Stantz: Good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, County, and State of New York, I order you to cease any, and all, supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin, or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.
Dr. Peter Venkman: That ought to do it. Thanks very much, Ray.
Love that pic. Thanks JSF
SO cute. I needed that.
@Jim: $10 Thanks for the link. Even posted the link to an annoying social site that keeps sending me guilty reminders to be friends with others.
“dogs and cats living together….mass hysteria!!”…i guess i broke some kinda rule..but it was driving me crazy what the line actually was…so i had to google….apologies in advance..
@ Jim and @ Laura: I just put in $25 to Oxfam. I’ve been a supporter of this org., as they’re on the ground in many 3rd world countries as well as the U.S. Also, I get corporate matching for them, but no longer for Doctors Without Borders because they’ve changed something about their tax coding, so that’s also a consideration–doubling the $$$
Super-cute photo. Thanks.
Via Susie Madrak at Suburban Guerrilla (her post about the evil Robertson):
Update: mgfarrelly points out another thing I didn’t know—the U.S. Congress is currently considering a bill called The Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation. Part of what this bill would do is help countries like Haiti get their debt canceled, without making that cancellation conditional on things like closing down free schools or raising the cost of fresh water. May be a good time to contact your representatives about about this bi-partisan measure.
Sounds like a useful thing to do to help Haiti. Call your Congress critter and tell them you support the Jubilee Act.
That post also has a bit of Haitian history that explains why they are so poor and so helpless. Read the whole post.
We have trolls at BJ that say stuff like that too. But at least here we have pie filters.
Can Man and fish co-exist? Lemme see that picture!
Mass hysterical laughter!
I have that same rug! Except mine doesn’t have varmints on it.
Thank you, that made my night, and I posted it on my frontpage.
Amazing, 21 years later and this song still holds up:
Ball is back in your court.
“When cats lie down with dogs.” We’re doomed.
Egon: This is big, Peter. There’s definitely something here.
Venkman: You know Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole in your head. Remember?
Egon: That would have worked if you hadn’t stopped me.
One of the all time great comedy films.
The way the Oilers have been playing, I don’t know if they qualify as real hockey…
Thanks for the ‘cern, [email protected]Laura W: but i suspect mister fuckhead gets the joke.
@Laura W: I missed the matching thing too but donated 300 to UNICEF tonight after watching those heartbreaking images.
@Carrie: You misunderstood my comment, Carrie.
Nothing but net means good shot, Carrie. Swish!
The UNICEF / Haiti link http://www.supportunicef.org/site/pp.asp?c=9fLEJSOALpE&b=1023561
@Laura W: “Sawoosh” , above ma tête chérie, “sawoosh”
Is that the famous bunny-killing cat and bunny-rescuing dog?
General Winfield Stuck
@Carrie: LauraW is our resident Basketball expert., Wait till the NCAA tournament and the analysis will rock your world. Specially the uniforms, it’s all about the uniforms.
Dude, take some time off. Come on, you’ve wounded yourself. Go take some nice pills, lie down and sleep for a few days. The site will be here when you get back, we swear to you. If we break anything, you can take it out of our allowance.
@Jim: I kicked in mah $75.