Tale of Pinky The Cat

Maybe, you have seen the YouTube video of Pinky the cat. If you have not seen it, make an effort to catch the 1.09 mins of this classic video, which is really all about false advertising.

The Animal Control Officer is going through his spiel with Pinky in his embrace and giving high praises to this feline whirling dervish of energy, literally extolling the virtues of this domestic short hair ‘pet of the week’, trying to make the photo shoot as comfortable as can be, but Pinky is not up for this publicity stunt and having none of it.

First, you notice that Pinky is on a leash. Cats do not wear leashes. Cats are independent, moody, and uncontrollable, not a like a dog that would not object being lassoed, and be extremely happy about it. Pinky is definitely not a household pet and the shelter hoped for some unsuspecting, good-nature animal lover to take this beast off their hands.

Pinky is in a foul mood, I can tell because this male feline does not want to be called Pinky, I would be pissed as hell too. Pinky is not an admirable name for a really cool cat.

Pinky is now loose and desperately trying to escape. A woman stagehand realized the calamity of the moment and rendered some assistance to corral this handful of brown dynamism, by attempting to gather Pinky with a cat box, but she is no match for Pinky. Pinky snarled, grimaced and growled with great ferocity. ‘Pinky! Pinky! Pinky stop it, Settle down, Bud’, plead the officer in an attempt to relax Pinky, but Pinky is ‘fit to be tied’ – angry and agitated, and a little camera-shy.

Pinky finally circled and climbed up the officer’s right leg and snipped him on his privates, he cried out in extreme agony and bent over in excruciating pain, his manhood maimed, his pride wounded and exhausted from this cat fight. Pinky, the eight pound unenthusiastic reality TV star, has won his independence, and will probably be release back into the wild. Free at last! Free at last!

The lessons learned from this episode is perfectly clear – know your pussy. Mr. Animal Control Officer obviously did not spend any quality time getting to know Pinky, but for what reason would anyone name a male cat Pinky.

Politics 101

The Republican Presidential Primary still has everyone astonished and perplexed, so much so, that the GOP establishment is considering bringing Willard Romney out of retirement to challenge the two primary leaders, Ben Carson and Donald Trump. From pundits to the media savvy gurus, are quite bewildered. Jeb Bush, considered claimant to the Presidency, because of the family name, is languishing in the polls behind his protégé, Marco Rubio; Ted Cruz and the Carly Fiorina, as the other pretenders do not seem to have a chance against the apparent Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Never in the history of a Presidential contest has two completely outsiders, who have never held an office, so much as a dog catcher, have led the race for this long in contending for the highest office in the land. Donald Trump’s skill of soaking up the spotlight with his outrageous ‘hot air’ remarks and capitalizing on the weaknesses, and marginalizing his opponents, is just genius. He controls the narrative and discerns what drive the frustrated mostly white primary voters, while the other candidates merely follow his lead. His deportation rhetoric, is like fodder for the racist wing of the Republican Party and they suck it up with glee.

In the case of Ben Carson, no one can understand his popularity. His news conferences are a disaster; his non-sensible answers to simple questions are indecipherable. The media have some doubts whether he is really running for the nomination. Except for his participation in the debates, he spends his time on a tour signing books and meeting his multitude of followers.

Ben, is under some scrutiny for trying to convince the non-believers that he lived a ‘thug life’ as a teenager, that he made attempts to stab a friend or a family member; tried to hit his mother over the head with a hammer; and saved his white friends from danger during the Detroit riots, however, these stories cannot be substantiated. If these accounts are true, the young Carson was very fortunate to escape the penal justice system reserved for Black Americans; and if these yarns are just ‘whoppers’, his assertion that becoming a Christian changed his life, is just a parable.

All candidates invoke the name of God in their quest for the leader of the free world. Yet, there is no reference of God in the ‘United States Declaration of Independence’ or in the ‘Constitution’. A few of the Founding Father had no religious affiliations such as Thomas Jefferson, was an anti-clerical Christian, who constructed the Jefferson Bible, commonly known as ‘The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth’ by excluding all of the miracles of Jesus and most mentions of the supernatural, including sections of the four gospels which contain the Resurrection and most other miracles, and Benjamin Franklin. Others, notably Thomas Paine, who challenged institutionalized religion in the, ‘Age of Reasons’, were deists.

After listening to this crop of Republican candidates, you would believe that only a Christian can become President. According to the 1st Amendment of the Constitution, ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof……’, so therefore a Muslim, an Atheist or a Buddhist can be President.

The founding fathers outlined a moral vision and a philosophy for the country to survive and strive; and the foundation of a free society. The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence reads:

‘We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…………………….’

This has been called, ‘one of the best known sentences in the English language’, and has become a well-known statement on human rights. Over the years, the United States of American have found it difficult to live up to this ideal.

WTF….Moments

There are times when you cannot believe what you see or hear. Like observing a teenager, boy or girl, wearing their pants tuck below their buttocks, displaying their underwear to public view; not a fashion statement, I might add, but rather a faux pas and definitely not a wardrobe malfunction. This style of dressing is unsightly, unattractive and typically one would speculate about the mental stability of the person who borrowed a fashion style from prison. No one with a modicum of reasonable sensibility leaves home without looking in the mirror, or would willfully subject other people to such sartorial distaste.

Usually a visit to your local 24 hour Wal-Mart, (you may have seen on YouTube), the peculiar dressing habits of the patrons of this establishment, will confirm these spectacles. This is not to disparage the character or reputation of the good people who shop at Wal-Mart, nor do I suggest that ‘trailer trash’ and the ‘ghetto fabulous’ are the ones guilty of the lack of interest in looking respectable and decent in public, it just happens there more than other places.

As a keen observer of people’s peculiar habits, these moments of utter dismay occur when you least expect it. Many of you have cruised up to a stop sign to see a woman in the car next to you, obviously late for work putting on her makeup, teenagers texting while driving. Or a man reading a book on the steering wheel as he cruise the highway. You would not believe the antics of some people who endanger themselves and the public. These same people most often, are responsible for the back up traffic as you try to reach your destination on time and watch in amazement, the severely damaged vehicles and wonder, ‘what the hell’ happened.

Some of the really incredible moments are from television, especially prosperity televangelist, who claim to have the God-given ability to cure every disease known to man, make midgets grow, and make you wealthy, if only you will send them ‘some seed money’. ‘Behind on your credit card debt, unable to pay the mortgage, you got cancer, no problem, just sow a seed of $1,000 to the address on the screen’. It is incredible that these people would prey on and exploit the most vulnerable in our society. One renown charismatic evangelist, demanded his congregation purchased a $65 million church jet to spread the gospel, imagine landing his jet in a remote part of the world untouched by civilization.

These WTF moments happen more often than you think, and will occur more often in this new world of the LBGT and intersex people. Look out for a big surprise when your Caitlyn turns out to be a Bruce.

Debate Debacle

The Republican Presidential candidates enraged over the questions posed during the last CNBC host debate and have threatened, either to boycott future debates or changed the format. These blowhards became unhinged when the mediators questioned their inconsistent statements, their less than stellar and sometimes unethical and immoral behavior, lying and a few with questionable financial dealings and bankruptcies. Declaring one policy before a friendly audience and a complete reversal in the press is known in political jargon as a ‘flip flop’, which is par for the course among this group.

The uprising led by Ben Carson and Donald Trump, have forced the RNC (Republic National Committee) to suspend the pending debate with NBC/Telemundo, the only Spanish language debate schedule, which evidently will hurt the Republicans.

Trump’s celebrity status as a rating magnet has been a ‘cash cow’ for the Networks. The success of the first debate hosted by Fox News, in conjunction with Facebook, was watched by 24 million viewers, making it the highest-rated primary debate in television history. To put this in prospective, the audience for the debate exceeded all of this year’s NBA Finals; the finale of the Walking Dead”; and the final episode of David Letterman “Late Show”. The second GOP debate also sets a ratings record for CNN of 20 million-plus viewers.

No doubt, Trump has turned conventional presidential campaigning on its head and has generated so much free media coverage that he has not had to buy any television ads and despite being a controversial figure, is still leading in all the polls and feels that he should dictate the questions posed by the moderators or maybe get the questions before hand.

Let’s face it, this is a weak field of 15 candidates, including Jim Gilmore who has not made the stage in any of the debates. Donald Trump and Ben Carson lead the field as outsiders while the establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham and Ron Paul are doing so poorly in the polls, may decide to drop out. The problem with all these candidates, there are no fresh ideas to solve the country’s problems. Their positions are generally the same: pro-life; balancing the budget; eliminating public education; protecting 2nd amendment rights; and religious intervention in social issues, yet advocating smaller government, and to blame Obama.

Trump’s theme of ‘Making America Great Again’ does not specify how he will make this altruistic goal. His tax reform plan is to simplify the tax code by reducing taxes on the wealthy will not boost consumer spending, encourage savings and investment, and maximize economic growth; this can only be done through living wages and well-paid jobs. For most US workers, real wages – after inflation is taken into in account – have been flat or even falling for decades.

Ben Carson for President 2016 website, “Heal, Inspire and Revive” is even less specific than Donald Trump, most of his policies: are little more than 2 or 3 sentences with least detail. Both Carson and Trump have a tendency for making provocative and idiotic statements, which the conservative base seem to embrace.

Being self-righteous, they really do not want to discuss these inconsistencies and rather blame the liberal media bias. They would much prefer to have a debate with opening and closing statements and soft ball questions. If they are unable to handle these media questions. How will they handle difficult international disputes with Putin, China or Iraq? Debates, in this case, are political discussions in the interest of the voting public as part of a formal exchange of opinion, apparently the conservative primary voters are satisfied with religious fanatics and xenophobes.