Friday, May 12, 2006

Cat Queen

Cat Queen

Cat Queen (2005)

Today's image is a little something just purring away for Friday Cat Blogging.

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And...meanwhile...at a secret undisclosed location...

I'll keep my fur on and get a second opinion...

Fluffy certainly seems to respond to visual stimuli...

[Image seen on Internet Weekly Report]

Yikes!! It's time again for reality-based community cat blogging. From "Dr. Bill Frist -- Moral Monster" by Alexander Cockburn at Working ForChange:

Frist is an animal lover who said his decision to become a doctor was clinched when he helped heal a friend's dog. But Frist now found himself forced to kill animals during medical research. And his new dilemma was finding enough animals to kill. Soon, he began lying to obtain more animals. He went to the animal shelters around Boston and promised he would care for the cats as pets. Then he killed them during experiments. "It was a heinous and dishonest thing to do," Frist wrote. "I was going a little crazy."

So now the U.S. senate is going to be led by the cat world's answer to Dr. Mengele! A man who can do that is capable of any infamy. Can't you just picture this oily Tennessean cooing and clucking over the tabbies and tortoiseshells at the shelter, solemnly wagging his head as the shelter staff counseled him on proper cat procedures, then dragging the poor creatures into his lab and torturing them to death? I call on the Humane Society to demand that Frist publicly apologize for this appalling, indeed ineradicable stain on his character, and pay substantial reparations out of the vast fortune that has accrued from the Hospital Corporation of America, founded by his father and brother.

While serving as an ardent toady of business, especially the health care and pharmaceutical cartels, Frist projected a "caring" image, accepted without demur by all except his former interns at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Tennessee, where he amassed big bucks as a heart/lung transplant surgeon. "He was a complete asshole," recalled one intern to my brother Andrew recently, "Arrogant and unhelpful."

Mee -- eeee -- ee -- ooow.

1 comment:

enigma4ever said...

great post...and Xena my cat would just love to sit on his lap...and render some justice...

( hmm, can't believe I said that)

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