Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Funnies

(Cartoon by Joel Pett, published 4/18/14 in the Lexington Herald-Leader and featured at McClatchy DC.)
(Cartoon by Jack Ohman, published 4/18/14 in the Sacramento Bee and featured at McClatchy DC.)

(Cartoon by Mike Luckovich published 4/18/14 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.)
As always, click on image to enlarge.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bonus Critter Blogging: Chimpanzees

Photo by Christine Dell'Amore and published in National Geographic.  Click on link to learn more about how chimps construct their 'nests'.  Oh, and click on image to enlarge.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Cat Blogging

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Just Don't Get It

(Cartoon by Lee Judge, published 4/15/14 by the Kansas City Star and featured at McClatchy DC.  Click on image to enlarge.)

I'm serious:  I just don't get it.  I don't get how, during the holiest week in the Christian calendar and on the eve of one of the holiest days in the Jewish calendar, some dude decides to be the new Hitler.  Or something.

From the LA Times:

The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm.

But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., was known even more for his white supremacist beliefs that led him to try to incite a race war, pepper local papers with anti-immigrant letters and get into a shouting match with a Jewish student at Missouri State University.

Police arrested Cross on Sunday on suspicion of shooting and killing a 14-year-old Boy Scout and his grandfather at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., and a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living center. ...

Sunday would have been Franklin's 64th birthday. And Monday was Passover, one of the best known Jewish holidays.

Little is known about Cross' alleged motives, but Beirich posited that the avowed racist and author of a memoir called "A White Man Speaks Out" "has got emphysema, and this is a twisted, white supremacist bucket list."   [Emphasis added]

As some of you know, I have emphysema (actually, COPD) and congestive heart failure and the hospice people who pay for some of my drugs and I both know that my time is greatly foreshortened.  For me, it's not a matter of years but (at best) a matter of months. 

I can't envision facing my maker with the blood of another on my hands.  Rather, I've been working hard to show love, not hatred, especially to those here in the Cuckoo's Nest who also are living out their last days even when I disagree with their politics and their view of humans of a different color, creed, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

Life is too precious to waste on such garbage, so it's not on my bucket list.

May God have mercy on Mr. Cross.  I'm working hard right now to open my heart to wish that for him.  But I have to.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Funnies

Cartoon by Mike Luckovich and published 4/13/14 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Cartoon by Kevin Siers, published 4/11/14 in the Miami Herald and featured at McClatchy DC.

Cartoon by Matt Wuerker and published 4/10/14 at the Daily Kos.

(Click on each image to enlarge.)


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bonus Critter Blogging: Panda Cub

(Photo by Christopher Aldred and published by National Geographic.  Click on image to enlarge and click on link to learn more about these adorable critters.)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Cat Blogging

Mine.  All mine.