Patriotic Cat is Patriotic
Posted on June 24, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 39 Comments
Of course Ghlaghghee loves America. It’s where she keeps all her disembowled prey.
Question for you all: If I posted a picture of my dog instead of writing about the Dobson/Obama tiff, which news story do you think I avoided writing about by posting this picture?
The Mormon church telling all its members to work hard against equal civil rights for gays?
McCain’s Employee stating that a Terrorist attack is good for the candidate?
Are you writing about the big stir over Obama’s little mock-presidential seal, or the fact that he doesn’t wear an American flag pin?
Lucas Films forcing StarWarsCrawl.com to shut down.
Lucas did that? What a dick!
How about this one?
Obviously, it’s the one about Shaq being stripped of his “special deputy” sheriff’s badge.
Staying with the theme, I’m guessing:
“Theobiologist” discredits the theory that dinosaurs are extinct, provides first-hand account of living dinosaurs in Africa”
Because displeased cats do Evil Things.
The Bill throwing his support behind Obama is what you’re avoiding!
I think Julia has the right of it… Bubba to have ‘big role’ in Obama’s fall campaign… fall, all right. *sigh*
At least now I know for sure whose got the marionette sticks.
All of them. You avoided writing about all of them.
That is just soul-crushing. (or would be, if I believed in souls)
The worst part is a lot of people will believe that because some dude claims to have seen dinsaurs there really are and the scientific establishment is hiding them. But hey! We can trust some random “biologist” because he’s a Christian, so of course he wouldn’t lie!
are you avoiding talking about bacon floss?
The report on the politicization of the DOJ? http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/special/s0806/final.pdf
Maybe he’s avoiding talking about the man who shot an 18 year old man in the butt for wearing his jeans saggy.
I’ve thought about doing it, but this guy actually did the deed.
I would go with the one about the Army awarding a $300 million arms contract to two pinheads (21 and 25 years old, respectively) who sent surplus Chinese crap to our forces in Afghanistan and are now up on fraud charges (and why these scum aren’t already in shackles and cleaning toilets at Bagram, who can say?).
But I think the more likely one is Karl Rove calling Barack Obama “…the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.” So basically describing Dubya and hanging that image on Obama.
That’s why I think Patriotic Cat is where at least she knows she’s free.
I once wrote a blog post criticising the song “Walk the Dinosaur” for factual inaccuracies. Someone turned up to try and convince me that humans and dinosaurs had coexisted (why else have people made so many pictures of dragons?) They had a very pretty page with many many pictures. I had intended to write a followup which would have involve birds a lot. Of course 40,000,000 years ago there were such things as “Terror Birds” – if we’d gone back in time and someone shouted “It’s a dinosaur! Run!” I wouldn’t stop to correct them.
O Great Scalzi, who cares what story you claim prompted this wonderful picture?
You posted it because it was the right thing to do, especially after your most recent offenses.
How beautiful She is. The membership of The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club can no longer be restrained by the Executive Committee, and has over our objections awarded you the coveted
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club Seal of Approval Award
valid from 24 June 2008 to 25 June 2008
The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club
I changed my mind. I agree with Nobu. You are CLEARLY avoiding anything to do with bacon, ever. So you substitute it with a photo of your CAT. Who one had BACON taped to her.
Clever, Scalzi. Cleeeeeever.
The Travel Promotion Act?
The sadly under-reported fact of my awesomeness.
Nah, it’s gotta be Ice T.’s beef with Souljah Boy.
If the dog is better than James Dobson, I think the cat is probably better than telecom immunity for warrantless wiretapping.
Is it just me, or is that a rather large flag?
It seems to me that if my cat were sitting before in front of my flag, the field of blue would be smaller.
Or maybe my cat is bigger.
17: But I think the more likely one is Karl Rove calling Barack Obama “…the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.” So basically describing Dubya and hanging that image on Obama.
You are correct, sir. I am absolutely certain of it.
This is actually a really interesting way of crowdsourcing the news. It’s like Friday Cat Blogging got a journalism decree and is now looking for venture capital.
Er, “degree”, not “decree”. Must be thinking of the way journalists interpret the news for us. :-)
John Scalzi, #5
Just checked, still down.
Hm, I think I see a pattern here… First the duckies, then Kodi and now Ghlaghghee. You are clearly trying to avoid all kinds of controversial news, steering Whatever towards cute pictures of toys and domesticated animals. If there were ads on the site, I’d suspect that you were trying to be acceptable to everyone in order to cash more from your ads. Since that’s not the case, we have to search for alternative explanations. Did somebody actually manage to scare you in that hate mail contest?
That part of the arms dealing scandal s old news. The new, cool part is that the US ambassador to Albania, the Albanian government, and the State Department were involved in covering up the sale and transfer of the shoddy ammunition.
Tawdry incompetence on a scale that grand can only be covered up by a cat on a flag.
In the interest of clarity in Mr. Scalzi’s eventual Senate confirmation hearings, I will note that Ghlaghghee does not appear to be on US flag, but merely next to one.
For the record, Captain Button, I will testify that that cat was ON the flag, impinging on the flag’s freedom!
The Midwestern flooding?
The fact that we sell our recyclables to China – plastic, paper & metal – and they turn around and sell it back to use as products? http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com/articles/2008/06/06/news/news01.txt
That the recent Physicians for Human Rights report (http://brokenlives.info/) unequivocally establishes that Bush et. al have committed war crimes in the use of torture and should be held accountable as war criminals?
The fact that we sell our recyclables to China – plastic, paper & metal – and they turn around and sell it back to use as products?
Wow. That’s totally awesome.
“The fact that we sell our recyclables to China – plastic, paper & metal – and they turn around and sell it back to use as products?”
That’s, like, how it’s supposed to work, isn’t it?
I mean, not necessarily *China*, but someone’s supposed to buy that crap rather than buying new plastic, pulp, and metal stock.