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Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 10:23pm

Tony I agree -cool posters.

Grinning Cat - love the lolcat.

Nice to have you back Felaine - I missed you. Yes, there has been lots of news on lately about shootings.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 17, 2013 at 10:02pm

O HAI!  I'm back from spending almost a week with Debonair Duncan (and I forgot to take my camera again!)  Looks like I have a lot to catch up on.

How is every buddy?  I'm a little tired (and blind); I spent way too much time glued to MSNBC.  It all started Tuesday afternoon when the rogue ex-cop and his arsenal staged a shoot-out with various law enforcement orgs in Southern California...he killed 4 people before he shot his own self inside a burning rustic cabin.  This isn't very nice, I hate to say this, but I'm glad he's dead.  Saved the survivors a lot of pain, and the taxpayers a LOT of money. 

Then there was the rousing SOTU speech that had me cheering, and what's-his-name's awkward drink of water, and the same old same old "just say filibuster" from the GOPhers.  Only they're saying it's not a filibuster (so what is it, then?)

About Rat-Boy in Rome...another "I hate to say this," but from some photos I've seen recently, it looks like the dirty old man is a major cat fan...unless the pics were all PhotoShopped. 

That does NOT excuse his involvement in covering up the centuries-old "custom" of child abuse within the Crutch, but IMO even teaching small children that some supernatural being killed his own son out of "love" is also child abuse. (I wasn't heavily indoctrinated as a child, but I wonder how many children who are fear that their own parents might sacrifice them to that same invisible being.)

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Melinda, are you driving to Key West?  (I hope you're not taking a Carnival cruise! Those floating giant apartment buildings scare me!) Keep an eye, and a camera, on the lookout for Key Deer.  They are amazing, dainty little things; worth the entire trip.

Have a wonderful time!

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I have a little more to say, but not tonight.  I have to get reacquainted with Pumpkin and Hairy Jerry; I came home smelling like a strange (to them) cat, and they've been ignoring me.  As usual.

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2013 at 8:49pm

Tony, so true!

Steph, a feline cat-lick pope would do a much better job at "live and let live"! (S/he'd also recognize that every cat is the center of the universe!)

And thanks about the lolcat! Here's another apropos one....

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 17, 2013 at 7:10pm

Or, as The Cowardly Lion put it, "Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth!".

 

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 6:26pm

A cat could do a better job - yes.

Comment by Steph S. on February 17, 2013 at 6:25pm

Sounds like a lovely trip booklover - take some beautiful pictures.

That's so cute Grinning Cat - it answers the lolcat I posted. so cute.

Comment by booklover on February 17, 2013 at 8:19am

Thanks Ian and Steph :)  Although I've been to Florida many, many times since my grandparents used to live in Tampa, I have never been to the Florida Keys. :)

Comment by Grinning Cat on February 17, 2013 at 7:27am

'When will I be old enough to LOL?' (wen will ai b old enuf to LOL?) 'Don't worry, you'll get there.'

Comment by Ian Mason on February 17, 2013 at 12:43am

Have a great holiday Melinda.

Comment by Steph S. on February 16, 2013 at 9:30pm

 

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