Adorable kitties are de rigueur on YouTube, these days, and now they are starring in their own viral pictorial essays.
This one’s via Socialphy - (Be sure to view to the end)…
This heartwarming video of a stranded dog and his put-out companion has gone viral. Watch as the news crew discovers the battered dog, who runs to them, perhaps happy to be rescued, but then turns back to his friend…who the newsmen think may be dead:
Translation provided by The Blaze:
We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.
He has a collar. He must be someone’s pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.
Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.
Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.
The dog is protecting him.
Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.
I can’t watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.
Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.
Yes! Yes! He is alive.
He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.
Oh good. He’s getting up.
It’s being reported that the dogs have been rescued, and both are now recovering at a veterinary clinic.
I’m not not sure I buy this idea that Kagan is a “wise choice” for Obama because somehow although she’s liberal – as far as the left is concerned, she’s not liberal enough, so he could have done much worse.
Yeah - but. She’s plenty liberal, okay?
Here’s everything you need to know about Kagan:
In other news – check out these kittens going down the slide:
Yes, this means I’m not in the mood to talk about Obama’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan. As much as we’d like to think otherwise, it’s a done deal.
But look at the cute kitty!
One takes comfort where one can.
I’m not interested in the stupid UK election, either.
Hat tip: Lucianne
Oh my…swiped this from Purple Avenger at AoSHQ. He’s right…it’s harsh:
Can someone explain the dude with the blue mask and the big mouth to me? I …didn’t get that.
But of course!
Mr. Right informs me that it’s a douche.
Okay, so what’s with the cat?
Video, courtesy of Minnesotans For Global Warming
Conservative cat gives Obamacat one hell of a talking to:
Sorry to all of you disappointed sadists who were hoping that the fur would fly.
Welcome, AoSHQ morons, and Weasel Zippers readers!
Now I feel guilty because I —
Totally swiped this from: Moonbattery
So …Go check out their outraged Huffpo moonbat racist Dog costume post.
Not related at all…
but while I have your attention:
Fox News is running slightly behind the White House in this NPR poll, at the moment:
In White House Vs. Fox News War Of Words, Who Gets Your Vote?
First there was this:
Then just in time for New Years, this:
Weasel Zippers calls it a whalacorn. I call it effed up.
There really is such a creature:
It’s called a narwhal. Why Obama is riding one in a full suit, while riding the unicorns in the buff, is anyone’s guess.
Thanks to Kowboy for the heads up on the narwhal.
The Smoking Gun has their 20 best mugshots from 2008 up. Among the usual dangerous and disturbed wackos, are the inevitable silly goobers who somehow managed to get themselves into a heap-o-trouble. My favorite, The Mad Cow:
Meet Michele Allen. The Ohio woman, 32, was arrested Saturday night after she got liquored up and began chasing kids and blocking traffic in her Middletown neighborhood. Allen was wearing a cow costume at the time of her arrest, as can be seen in the below mug shots (one of which includes a clear shot of Allen’s udder). A police report does not indicate why she was so dressed. Allen pleaded guilty yesterday to disorderly conduct and sentenced to a month in the local lockup.
Hat tip: My Blog awards nemesis Exurban League, ( I was doing a little opposition research)…check them out for more 2008 “best of” lists.
I found these at my new favorite online paper: Pravda. Not only is it more conservative than American newspapers, it’s lot’s of fun, too. Check out this bizarre “photo report”:
All photographs but the last one, (my little addition ) by ziza.ru
I love this website!
Is this picture “demeaning and racist”?
Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone.
This time it’s President Bush on the hot seat. You see, after the 61 years it’s been in practice, someone has finally figured out that the Thanksgiving tradition of the President pardoning a turkey right before he goes to eat one, is “a charade”, and by God, he’s called the President out on it:
Questioned about the apparent hypocrisy of the practice, White House spokesman Scott Stanzel was unruffled. “You should try your hand at open mic night at the Laugh Factory,” said Stanzel. He promised he would attend the performance.
The Humane Society isn’t amused:
Humane Society Calls the Tradition ‘Ludicrous’
“This is one of those ludicrous traditions that lays bare many of our contradictions towards animals,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States.
A spokesman for president-elect Barack Obama declined to comment on the matter.
What do you want to bet that the humor impaired Obama ends the practice?
You can blame James Hart at Crime Scene KC for that.
I first heard started hearing about this story from my high school kids over a month ago, and I immediately figured it was one of those urban myths kids like to tell. But I looked into it and saw some news reports on the case in the smaller neighborhood newspapers. I’d link to the articles I found then, but they’ve already been archived.
Eventually bigger news outlets started reporting that tortured and mutilated dogs have been getting dumped at cemeteries for the past six months. At least 10 dogs have been found at the Lee’s Summit cemetery, alone.
NBC Action News reported on 3/29:
The Sheriff’s Department said officers were close to catching a suspect and had planned a surveillance operation to nab him or her in the act, but officers said another local media outlet ran the story before they could set the surveillance.
Various breeds have been discovered, Montgomery said in a press release Saturday, and none could be connected with any known missing dog reports.
I almost posted a story on it, but decided I’d wait and see if any more dog carcasses showed up.
One just did:
One of the earlier reports I’d read included a mutilated dog carcass that had shown up in a Kansas City neighborhood, that they thought might have been connected to the Lee’s Summit ones as well.
Something very creepy and evil is afoot in my community. Dog owners need to be on high alert.
Say hello to the “Spring Bunny”.
Some other non offensive names being used by malls across America are Baxter the Bunny, Peter Rabbit, and Garden Bunny.
Peter Rabbit was the name of choice for a Rhode Island school superintendent who, according to ABCnews.com, decided the Easter Bunny ought not visit his school district.
His decision made the ACLU happy. After all, as one ACLU fellow said, schools shouldn’t be in the business of promoting Easter celebrations.
Which leads to some interesting questions: What is the Easter celebration, anyhow? What is the origin of the Easter Bunny?
Lawrence Cunningham, a University of Notre Dame theology professor, said in the San Francisco Chronicle that the Easter Bunny has little to do with religion.
“The bunny is a fertility symbol with no religious connection to Easter,” he said. “The egg, which was popularized in Greece, Russia, and Eastern Europe in connection with Easter, does not have a religious connection to Easter. By taking away the term ‘Easter,’ these symbols to some extent return to their pre-Christian roots as symbols of spring fertility.”
In other words, somewhere along the line, the furry fellow got twisted up with the resurrection of Jesus. Somewhere along the line, he started wearing a vest and handing out eggs and candy. It took a bit of time — hundreds of years or more — for the Easter tradition I knew as a kid to evolve.
But the fascists at the ACLU have no interest in allowing things to evolve naturally. Through their intimidation, holiday traditions are forced to change dramatically overnight.
And what’s the point? The Spring Bunny is just as apt as the Easter Bunny to give your children an unhealthy sugar buzz that will last for days.
It will always be an Easter Bunny to me and mine, no matter what the forces of political correctness choose to call it.
The unlikely heroes in this crime story are two of the family’s four dogs, a Great Pyrenees named Comet and a chow named Snowball who use the family’s front yard as a dumping ground.
Police were able to find a man accused of drunkenly driving into their yard by following their noses after he walked away through droppings left by Comet and Snowball.
Josue Herrios-Coronilla, 18, was driving his black Camaro on the wrong side of the road, and crashed into the front yard of the McDonald family, while they slept.
“My daughter came running into the room and said, ‘Dad, there are headlights right outside my window.’ “
McDonald called police, and when they arrived, they saw felled fencing, crushed bushes and the inoperable car. The driver was gone.
At this point the driver, drunk, and probably unsteady, fumbled his way through the yard, stepping in big piles of doggie doo, and back to the street. Durham police Sgt. Dale Gunter noticed a fresh shoe print in a pile of poop, and “an odoriferous trail” leading down the street.
I guess that’s what’s called a “fresh lead”.
Gunter followed the path and stopped a white van driving toward him, asking the passenger, Herrios-Coronilla, to get out. The officer smelled his breath. He smelled alcohol.
Then, he looked at the man’s shoes. They were covered in evidence.
A breath test showed Herrios-Coronilla had a blood-alcohol level of 0.11, Gunter said. The legal limit is 0.08. He was charged with driving while impaired and drinking underage, and was released from the Durham County jail Wednesday on $1,500 bail.
The McDonald family’s yard was a little torn up, but now they have a great story to share with friends and relatives for years to come.
Hat tip: Crime Scene KC