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The Ultimate Slackers

Jams has a picture and short post on the research, and here is a more scientific write-up on Felis sylvestris lybica, the ur-cat.

Via the San Diego Union the Washington Post article that got the ball roll of yarn unraveling: Scientists believe cats ‘sort of domesticated themselves’

WASHINGTON – Your hunch is correct. Your cat decided to live with you, not the other way around. The sad truth is, it may not be a final decision.

But don’t take this feline diffidence personally. It runs in the family. And it goes back a long way – about 12,000 years, actually.

Those are among the inescapable conclusions of a genetic study of the origins of the domestic cat, being published today in the journal Science.

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June 30, 2007   16 Comments

Just Say No

Someone needs to provide Barak Obama a copy of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights and make him read them. For him to say he doesn’t believe that the Shrubbery has done anything that merits impeachment when this administration has willingly, knowingly, and intentionally violated the spirit and letter of eight of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights, makes him too incompetent to be President. Only the Second and Third Amendments have survived the crime wave that is the current administration.

Melissa addresses this in Obama Opposes Impeachment. PSotD in This is the wrong answer. Steve Soto has a couple of posts starting with Obama: Impeachment Off The Table.

To make this announcement at this time means I will not be voting in the next Presidential election if Obama is the nominee. I was already concerned by some of his foreign policy statements, but this is the last straw. I’m not voting for anyone with so little regard for the Constitution.

June 30, 2007   11 Comments