(It is a big joke at home that I hate bunnies because they invade my garden.)
Tasty, tasty bunnies
Bunnies? I get the damn woodchucks. For every one the dog eats- five more move in.
The barn cat gets the bunnies. She hides in the asparagus bed. They have learned to keep out.
From leaving my cake out in the rain days
BBQ Bunnies are not as good as BBQ Guinea pig (aka Cuy in South America.) A favorite of my ex #2.
All this food talk! I am not a fan of BBQ but it was cold enough here today that a nice pig roast would do!
We had a cute pet bunny once. Then it got eaten by a coyote out back. The cycle of life. We now have a cute dog.
Coyotes are dangerous.
Get a roadrunner. The coyote will fall down the nearest canyon chasing it, or get hit by a truck or a train, or…
Think the compost pile under the porch attracted them, so we now have a bin.
Looks like the feral cat who just gifted me with four kittens in my back yard. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?
Contact your local no-kill animal rescue (assuming feral cat isn’t yours) and they may remove mom and babies for you. They will try to get babies to be pet-type cats for adoption and probably get mom spayed and find a barn for her to live in.
Nah. Cook ‘em up. They’re good eat’in.
I’ve been involved with the local Animal Humane Society for a while now. I’ve trapped five ferals in my neighborhood in the past two years. But in my town it’s such an epidemic that none of the shelters will come out to trap animals; I have to do it myself.
I’m cornering the kittens tomorrow (when I have some help around the house)–Animal Humane will take them and adopt them out. Then I’ll rent a trap to get mom.
And if that doesn’t work, well, I’ve got lots of BBQ sauce!
Not sure if this is real, but the hashtag stream is hilarious
NEW YORK — The race is on to tap one of the most vital sources of campaign cash – Wall Street – and the early results do not look good for President Barack Obama.
His campaign struggled this week to sell out a fundraising dinner Friday at Manhattan’s Four Seasons restaurant despite the host being America’s No. 1 capitalist, Warren Buffett, according to people close to the campaign who were not authorized to speak publicly. The dinner for 100 was also a relative bargain at $10,000 a plate; attendance at recent fundraisers in Hollywood and New York have cost $35,800.
The episode highlights a worrying trend for the Obama campaign. Wall Street, a key contributor to Obama in 2008, seems to be switching allegiances.
“His record has been one of reform and that has been an uncomfortable process for some of the major sources of political cash,” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political fundraising.
Campaigning for the 2012 presidential race has already begun, but what the candidates don’t know is that come election day, hackers could be the ones whose votes have the biggest impact.
Researchers from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois have developed a hack that, for about $26 and an 8th-grade science education, can remotely manipulate the electronic voting machines used by millions of voters all across the U.S.
The one thing NY did right was to use optical scan ballots in most of the state. At least there are original ballots to count if something goes wrong. Other places aren’t as prudent.
WASHINGTON – Late Friday, the White House turned over new documents in the Congressional investigation into the ATF “Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal.
The documents show extensive communications between then-ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office Bill Newell – who led Fast and Furious – and then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly. Emails indicate the two also spoke on the phone. Such detailed, direct communications between a local ATF manager in Phoenix and a White House national security staffer has raised interest among Congressional investigators looking into Fast and Furious. Newell has said he and O’Reilly are long time friends.
OMFG, Cain just called Ron Paul a crazy old man on Leno.
LMAO! I doubt it was politically smart, but it was funny.
Oops, sorry, the word he used was grumpy, not crazy.
Joan Walsh’s column responding to Harris-Perry drew a stern response from the Tulane professor, while many prominent liberals vigorously defended her. Walsh has had her own battles on Twitter with black Obama supporters, and she traces the rift between pro-Obama blacks and white liberals to the Democratic primary, when she says people who defended Hillary Clinton “were routinely tarred as racist.”
“I kind of won back my friends by defending the president [against right wing attacks] and calling out others’ racism,” said Walsh, who said she was not a Hillary supporter during the 2008 primary, “but because I disagree slightly on the role of the race [in critiques of the president,] I’m now an enemy too.”
Saying she is often unfairly lumped in with relentless Obama critics like Sirota and fellow Salon columnist Glenn Greenwald, Walsh conceded that many liberals, including her, may have placed too-high expectations on candidate Obama.
Joan and Melissa are tight as can be. I don’t buy this public spat they’re supposed to be having. Think Joan is trying to reach Hillary people.
Below is Joan’s first commenter on thread where she posted above. I don’t buy her either.
I guess I would say I have continued to support Obama by default. Logically, when I consider the alternatives so far, there isn’t a one of them I would vote for. I was a Hillary supporter and was so bitter over her defeat that I threatened not to vote. Hillary, herself, brought me around. Since a challenger in the Democrat party would not likely defeat Obama for the Democrat nomination and a third party candidate would only serve to insure the election of a Republican who would be far worse than Obama could be on his worse day, I can’t see myself voting for anyone else but Obama. I am not totally happy with all the things he has done, but on the other hand, he has done a lot of things I am happy about and a Republican would not sign these bills. So, yes, Obama is not the great hope we thought he was going to be, but considering the circumstances that were handed to him, he has done the best he could.
Fuck Joan and the horse she rode in on. She can take her clever ploy and stick it where the moon don’t shine.
The only time I’ve seen a Hillary supporter describe themselves as ‘bitter’ was to slam Obama with dripping sarcasm.
Obots can’t hide their koolaid poison.
Awww…..She “called out others’ racism” but is bummed that she’s still under the bus with those she fingered.
Walsh conceded that many liberals, including her, may have placed too-high expectations on candidate Obama.
Walsh was hoodwinked like all the other obots. Obama said shit that bamboozled his followers supporters.
“Yes, we can”
“… this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”
“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
If Walsh is trying to reach Hillary supporters, she’s three years late.
I just read this toast in a book and thought it was great.
Life is all about the road ahead
What is past is past
Here is to what is round the bend
Each night I will think about this toast and look forward to see what is ahead
Bill Clinton speaking at the 20th anniversary of his declaration to run for president.
It was in that announcement speech that Bill Clinton set forth the three themes that would be the hallmark of his two terms as president, setting out a “third way,” a “New Democrat” approach to governance.
He called for commitment to a “new covenant” for a “new generation of Democrats,” founded by three values or goals of government: “more opportunity… more responsibility…[and] a greater sense of community for this great country.”
The political results? Prior to 1992, Democrats had lost five out of six previous presidential elections by landslides. But Bill Clinton rewrote the electoral map and made the Democratic Party a national party for the first time in more than two decades – winning states long written off by Democrats – in the Deep South, Border States, the Sun Belt, and western and Rocky Mountain States.