International Cat Day (so moi’s a bit late …)

As many of you may know, it was International Cat Day on Tuesday 8th August. And yesterday was International Lion Day. So, in my role as Dame Queen Fiona, I thought it appropriate that we should take time this evening to pay our respects to our true masters and mistresses …..

The Felines (lol)

First, in honour of a very special large cat:

Then (it almost goes without saying) there’s Grumpy Cat:

Shinakano the Zen cat:

and for a little ‘awwwwww!’, remember this?

not to mention the Husky kitten:

and possibly best of all, blind labrador Terfel and his guide:

Enjoy your evening, and remember …

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1,313 thoughts on “International Cat Day (so moi’s a bit late …)

    • How about a background on the rest of the rabble stating with Dutton then moriscum and even mr Bligh aka pizza man

  1. I had qt on, mostly muted, and caught the sso. Burke did brilliant.

    Silly twits on my twitter feed getting all excited thinking this is the end of this rabble. My pessimism allows me to think they’ll get away with this as they have everything else they have gotten away with.

  2. Another Song of Joyce?

    Progressives all, let us rejoice
    Because of Barnaby! New Zealand gave him such a gift
    That to accept he had no choice?
    The Coalition’s all adrift!
    A High Court ruling he’s Kiwi Fills Turnbull’s pants with wee-wee!

  3. Sorry fellow Pubsters I just couldn’t get the alignment right there. I’m told that it’s not just the holes in my old head which are making it difficult for me to comment on issues which fire me up. Even making a phone call presents challenges to many people these days with the complexities of the internet intruding on our mobile screens.

    Now I’m trying to get those few lines about Barnaby into shape for my ‘polliepomes’ blogsite and to write about the wonderful possibility that we could yet have Tony Windsor back in Parliament if Barnaby is disqualified and a new election has to be held. Is that likely? Remember Tony Windsor did say we hadn’t seen the last of him yet!

    r

    • That would make Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam eligible to sit

      Meanwhile . . . . . what about Nick Xenopohon?
      Xenophon went out of his way to get a Greek passport to travel to Israel whilst a member of the Australian Senate

    • OK that’s a bit harsh, Xenophon travelled on a Greek passport while he was a member of the Australian Senate is more accurate

  4. Labor’s head honcho weighs in
    ALP National Secretary Noah Carroll has issued a statement on its internal party processes.

    The Labor party has an extensive and exhaustive process for ensuring that every candidate satisfies all Constitutional requirements before they are nominated, including Section 44.

    One part of this process is that candidates are required to declare the citizenship status of their parents and grandparents. Where there are any issues with respect to dual citizenship – potential or otherwise – candidates are required to take all reasonable steps to renounce and satisfy the requirements of Section 44.

    This is a critical part of our nomination process. A candidate will not be nominated by the ALP without being cleared through this process.

    We are confident every member of the Labor caucus has been properly elected

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/politics-live-august-14/8802990

  5. Even after 12 years in power, Merkel, frequently called the world’s most powerful woman and Europe’s de facto leader, looks set for a fourth term.

    Gone are the warnings of her political demise heard at the height of the 2015 refugee influx, when nearly 900,000 asylum seekers entered the country.

    Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) lead their closest rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD), by a 12-to-17-point margin, meaning it would take a political earthquake to shift the field at this point.

    https://www.thelocal.de/20170812/merkel-embarks-on-germanys-strangest-campaign

  6. Andrew P Street says an unknown Tamworth resident changed the the last word of the “Barnaby Joyce, Member for New England” sign on his office door to “Zealand” under cover of darkness.

  7. Conor Murtagh @conormurtaghRAW
    Barnaby Joyce a kiwi. The signs were there if only we knew to read them #auspol
    12:21 PM – Aug 14, 2017

  8. gigilene

    A real shame that John Clark was not here to do a Clark and Dawe it would have been a cracker 😦 . Footrot Flats is there though. A tweet pointing out another “sign” re Barnaby.Clark voiced Wal in the movie.

  9. The government knows it is gorn, so it’s busting its chop to pass all the nasties

    1. Dutton’s changes to citizenship
    2. Media rules allowing Newscorps to own Radio, TV and newspapers
    3. $1 billion loan from NAIF to Adani for railroad
    4. whatever cretinous question they have formulated for the Marriage Equality plebiscite
    5. ??

    When Labor get in they should roll all the nasties back

  10. The reaction of the rest of my household to the news that DPM Joyce might be a New Zealander (he is just not cute enough to be a kiwi, in DD’s opinion) was “oh well, what’s another distraction”.

    Mind you, whilst I was sputtering in outrage and reminding them that other MPs & Senators had stepped down over exactly this, one offspring cynically commented, “bet he doesn’t step down because he’s in the LNP”

    *arrgh!*

    • e.g. John Shakespeare’s “Red-Faced Kiwi” (posted earlier by leonetwo)?

      I’m happy to let that one go extinct if the Great Spotted, Little Spotted, Okarito, Southern Brown, and North Island Brown Kiwis can survive (and thrive.)

  11. CTar1

    You often refer to Joyce as “Barn Yabbie” . Guess you need to change it to “Barn Koura”.

    • Unfortunately for them, the pattern seems to be that they set up a distraction with great care, and then it gets taken over by other events much more damaging to them within a day or two.

      I’ve lost count of the number of times they set up a ‘terrorist’ story only to have it forgotten by the end of the week. Remember that guy they arrested out in Young (I’m not even sure it was Young now)? Great fanfare about that one, not even on the radar within about three days.

      What’s happened here is that everyone’s been ready to be outraged by a plebiscite-type stratagem for ages, so when it happened there was a great outpouring of outrage. But now everyone knows what they’ll be doing when the postal vote happens, and they’re ready for some new thing.

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