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Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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It’s Caturday, GN! Which means a Waddlemart run a little later this morning; teh yay!

I’ll see Mac’s dog on a trampoline and raise him:

Obligatory Caturday tie-in:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Feelgood story of teh day: Rancher on horseback lassoes would-be bike bandit in Walmart parking lot .

An attempted bicycle theft in a Walmart parking lot was foiled by a cattle rancher on horseback, who chased the thief down and lassoed him until the local police in southern Oregon could arrive.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Dogs are easily amused. Hi, Fatwa!

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

It’s a slow Saturday morning--this will help you get moving.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, Sven!

As a followup -- in case you’re still having a hard time getting moving and/or waking-up -- here’s “Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet” from Zappa’s first album: 👿

I was surprised at how busy the Waddlemart was at 10:30; nonetheless, managed to get out unscathed by KorpulenceKart™ drivers or the myriad urchins grubbing for cash to support their SportsBall programs; teh yay!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Lazy morning around Casa du O’Furnijur, but we’ll make up for that later. I’ve got a meeting this morning for Cub Scout day camp, then I’ll spend about 5 hours training adults how to run an archery range safely, while still letting the kids have fun. Oh, and I’ve got a 5-page paper due Sunday at 6 pm.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Oh, good:

Petraeus, Mark Kelly form new gun control group:

Gen. David Petraeus and retired astronaut Mark Kelly announced Friday they are forming a new gun control group for veterans.

The Veterans Coalition for Common Sense will push to strengthen gun background check laws and help prevent veterans from committing suicide. It pointed to several alarming statistics about the military and gun violence.

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), about 22 veterans kill themselves each day.

Why not fix the shameful Veterans Administration instead?

Since September 11, 2001, more Americans have been killed by gun violence than combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Wonder how those numbers might look if one subtracted Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and Cleveland?

“As service members, each of us swore an oath to protect our Constitution and the homeland,” said Kelly, who formed another gun control group with his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), after she was shot and seriously wounded during a mass shooting in 2011.

I hope I will be forgiven for thinking that at least one wrong astronaut was killed in the shuttle disasters.

In addition to Petraeus, the former CIA director, and Kelly, a number of other generals and admirals will join the group, including another former CIA director, Michael Hayden, and retired Adm. Thad Allen.

Their oaths of service mean nothing to these people; fuck ’em.