then how about Happy Cinco de Cuatro*?
* Cultural ref

Gingham J. Dog vs. Calico Rodham Cat

From an email.

Either way we are so screwed. The most benign observation I can make is that they are all furry little animals and the most stringent punishment that could be inflicted on them is that they be left to themselves.


The Duel
by Eugene Fields


The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
‘T was half-past twelve and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t’other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I wasn’t there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went “bow-wow-wow!”
And the calico cat replied “mee-ow!”
The air was littered, an hour or so,
With bits of gingham and calico,
While the old Dutch clock in the chimney-place
Up with its hands before its face
For it always dreaded a family row!
(Now mind: I’m only telling you
What the old Dutch clock declares is true!)

The Chinese plate looked very blue,
And wailed, “Oh, dear! What shall we do!”
But the gingham dog and the calico cat
Wallowed this way and tumbled that,
Employing every tooth and claw
In the awfullest way you ever saw-
And, oh! How the gingham and calico flew!
(Don’t fancy I exaggerate-
I got my news from the Chinese plate!)

Next morning, where the two had sat
They found no trace of dog or cat;
And some folks think unto this day
That burglars stole that pair away!
But the truth about the cat and pup
Is this: They ate each other up!
Now what do you really think of that!
(The old Dutch clock it told me so,
And that is how I came to know.)

All those who won their primary, take one step forward.

Not so fast, Hillary.

~ story ~

Eek! (BTF): »

let’s play racist/not racist!

Here’s Los Angeles Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff commenting on a video of a Donald Trump rally in South Bend, Indiana yesterday:

Every man in the crowd looks like he has the same biological parents.


Have Fun Storming the Castle!

It’s your turn, Hoosiers!

Remember, Indiana: When you vote,

We’re counting on you to derail the Chump Train to Clintonville.

Title Ref:


Republican secret handshake revealed



DougM in comments

For Teh Speeeecial

who is in charge, here?

A federal regulation will require that all airports that service over 10,000 passengers per year install a pet relief area in every terminal by this August.

Yep. Right there in the terminal.

Here’s the cute little pet-comforted guurl who will be sitting behind you »

Pic credit: CBD@Ace

Happy May Day

Burn a Vlad for old-times’ sake.
Yes, any of the more-famous Vlads will do, too.

Victims of Communism Day

anti-fracking crap

In the latest clear sign that low oil prices are taking their indirect toll not only the US shale sector, leading to billions in capex cuts and hundreds of thousands of lost oil and gas jobs, on Friday Saudi newspaper al-Watan reported that the multinational construction conglomerate Saudi Binladin Gropu (which was founded in 1931 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Laden Sayyid, father of Osama bin Laden who was removed as a shareholder in the business in 1993 and disowned by the family) has laid off 50,000 staff as pressure on the industry rises amid government spending cuts to survive an era of cheap oil.

This means that Binladin, one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest firms and among the Middle East’s largest builders, whose total workforce is around 200,000 just fired a quarter of its total staff


ohfer chyron outloud

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