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Tilting at Windmills

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June 2, 2006
By: Kevin Drum

FRIDAY CAT BLOGGING....Today is close-up day. As usual, Inkblot is far more cooperative in the camera department, which means that he gets a more interesting picture than Jasmine. There's a lesson there for camera-shy humans as well.

And that's it for the day. For the week, in fact. I'm on vacation until next weekend, and filling in for me will be fan favorite Steve Benen, proprietor of The Carpetbagger. Miscellenous editors of the Washington Monthly might also pop in occasionally. Just don't start impeachment proceedings without me, OK? See you in a week.

Kevin Drum 2:34 PM Permalink | Trackbacks | Comments (26)

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To every bird, a cat is a terrorist.

Posted by: New Yorker on June 2, 2006 at 2:39 PM | PERMALINK

Great pix! Enjoy your vacation.

Posted by: fiat lux on June 2, 2006 at 2:40 PM | PERMALINK

Hmm, wouldn't the mouth be fully opened at mid-yawn, or is Inkblot performing some inscrutable cat version of yawning?

Posted by: micca on June 2, 2006 at 2:43 PM | PERMALINK

CNN gets the memo!

http://mediamatters.org/items/200606020008

Posted by: Freedom Phukher on June 2, 2006 at 2:45 PM | PERMALINK

Thanks for the heads up. The cranky liberal atheist phone tree has now been activated.

Posted by: B on June 2, 2006 at 2:47 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin, we would never dream of impeaching you when you are on vacation. :)

Posted by: Tom DC/VA on June 2, 2006 at 2:47 PM | PERMALINK

Oh, no! My trick knee says Karl Rove gets indicted next week.

Posted by: bryrock on June 2, 2006 at 2:52 PM | PERMALINK

I opened your webpage and immediate started to itch. Then I saw the culprit - those cat pictures. My allergy is not the only reason I despise cats but I choose not to provoke the wrath of all of you cat lovers. Have a nice weekend. Where's the Benedryl?

Posted by: Lamonte on June 2, 2006 at 2:53 PM | PERMALINK

Recently my father converted some old 8mm film to DVD. What was funny and sad is that the folks from 50 years ago hid from the camera and now, in their future, were faceless.

Posted by: Powerpuff on June 2, 2006 at 3:12 PM | PERMALINK

I opened your webpage and immediate started to itch. Then I saw the culprit - those cat pictures.

For heaven's sake, Lamonte, get a filter for your monitor!

Posted by: Swift Loris on June 2, 2006 at 3:25 PM | PERMALINK

Powerpuff,

That's why I gave my 5-year-old my old camera. If not for him, I don't think any recent pictures of me or my wife would exist. (Me, because in the past I was always the one to wield the camera, and my wife, who simply "doesn't like having her picture taken.)

Posted by: modus potus on June 2, 2006 at 3:26 PM | PERMALINK

So the cat whose face looks like a blot of ink on white paper is actually Jasmine, and Inkblot is the other one? Or do you find closed eyes more interesting?

Posted by: Kerkira on June 2, 2006 at 3:41 PM | PERMALINK

Just don't start impeachment proceedings without me, OK? See you in a week.

Hey, if impeachment gets rolling and you're on vacation, you can just catch up when you get back.

Posted by: Zandru on June 2, 2006 at 3:51 PM | PERMALINK

Just don't start impeachment proceedings without me, OK?

Neither time nor tide nor impeachment hearings wait for no man.

Posted by: Huckermill on June 2, 2006 at 4:09 PM | PERMALINK

I'm befuddled along with Kerkira -- I suppose the closed eyes have some allure to them that make the picture more visually "interesting" in an artsy way, but the open eyes picture is more interesting in a cute puppies wearing hats shot with a wide angle lens way.

Posted by: SeymoursFatLady on June 2, 2006 at 4:12 PM | PERMALINK

...Steve Benen, proprietor of The Carpetbagger.

small correction, Steve Benen is the proprietor of The Carpetbagger Report.

(an outstanding political blog, IMHO)

Posted by: Edo on June 2, 2006 at 5:22 PM | PERMALINK

Kerkira/Seymour: Actually, my statement is no longer operative. (I learned that in the 70s from Ron Ziegler.) After I wrote it, I went outside and found Jasmine in her hidey-hole and took some more pictures. So the picture of Jasmine is now as good as the picture of Inkblot. In the first go-around it wasn't, because she kept looking away from the camera.

Posted by: Kevin Drum on June 2, 2006 at 5:33 PM | PERMALINK

Purrrrrrrrr...

"All animals except Man know that the ultimate purpose of life is to enjoy it" - Samuel Butler

Posted by: daCascadian on June 2, 2006 at 6:35 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin,

I have to tell you, I hate cats... aloof, uninterested, and leaving hair everywhere...

r_m

Posted by: r_m on June 3, 2006 at 12:05 AM | PERMALINK

Aw. I love Inkblot's pink nose. And Jasmine's pupils... dang! good drugs?

The Prairie Angel

Posted by: Arachnae on June 3, 2006 at 1:12 AM | PERMALINK

Kevin has gorgeous cats who are well loved, you can tell.

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Posted by: biu on June 3, 2006 at 5:02 AM | PERMALINK

...I think Inkblot may have huffed a doob prior to this picture.

Posted by: Gordon on June 3, 2006 at 7:02 AM | PERMALINK

These are lovely portraits. Thanks for Friday cat-blogging once in a while.

Posted by: PTate in MN on June 3, 2006 at 2:38 PM | PERMALINK

Mmmm. . . .why is it, I wonder, that liberals and anthropologists and writers all tend to love cats? That's my question of the week
From Anne G, a writer and cat person

Posted by: Anne Gilbert on June 3, 2006 at 7:55 PM | PERMALINK

They're adorable...as long as they don't pee on or knock over furniture. (Which is why my mother, who likes cats but has never quite bonded with the current one in the family, is considering giving him to a good home.)

Posted by: Vincent on June 4, 2006 at 11:52 AM | PERMALINK




 

 

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