Felis Miserabilis

Tricksey is done with her radiation treatments. They’ve stressed her out terribly – not the radiation itself, but the pre-treatment fasting, the drive to the vet, the time in the cage, the anesthesia, the side-effects of the anesthesia that keeps her awake and confused for 36 hours, the days of hangover after that, the fear of me in the morning. She’s stopped grooming herself. She sleeps much more than she used to. She doesn’t purr much anymore.


We postponed last week’s treatment because we wanted to give her a rest, and it definitely helped her. But, yesterday she had to go get that last treatment. And she’s all stoned and miserable today.

But, the doctor says there’s nothing wrong with her, physically.

What a drag. At least it’s over.

Trail Of Nails

The 1,100-acre Pinnacle Park west of Asheville remains closed after a runner’s foot was impaled by a nail purposely placed on a popular trail that leads to the Black Rock Summit.

Brian Barwatt, an engineer with the Department of Transportation, and the race director of the Assault on Black Rock, a trail race in Pinnacle Park in March, was at the park Monday with the Sylva police chief Davis Woodard, town maintenance workers and other volunteers scouting out more nails.

Since Saturday, 40 nails hammered into tree roots and logs have been found, Barwatt said.

“We’re literally blowing every leaf off trail, and following behind with metal detectors. “It was a deliberate effort. Someone hammered 4-inch long galvanized nails and left them sticking out a half- to 1 inch, and at an angle so they’re like spikes.

The Location Of The Line

No kids, it’s not the hints of pedophilia that got Yiannopoulos in trouble, it’s the hints of gay pedophilia.

80% of evangelical “Christians” voted for the guy who was known to have burst into the dressing rooms of teenage beauty pageants. They voted for the guy who remarked, about a young girl, that he’d be dating her in ten years.

They voted for the guy who repeatedly told people holding microphones that he thought his own daughter was a piece of ass.

And that guy has nearly 90% support from “conservatives”, right now.

A gay man musing about gay teens and older men crosses the line. But a straight old man who repeatedly, publicly, treats young girls as the objects of his own sexual desires is the kind of guy who can MAGA.

It’s all about principles, you see.

The Green Angels

The Green Angels, she tells me, are selling a fantasy of an attractive, well-educated, presentable young woman who wants to get you high—a slightly more risqué Avon lady. Not all of the Angels are working models, but they are all young and attractive. In eight years, they have never been busted by the cops. The explanation is simple: Good-looking girls don’t get searched.

I’m Sure

If Russia and the United States actually got together and got along — and don’t forget, we’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. There’s no up-side. We’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. I have been briefed. And I can tell you one thing about a briefing that we’re allowed to say because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it, nuclear holocaust would be like no other.