A cat weighs in on the election

The only reason I’m violating my principle to avoid personal attacks on Presidential candidates is because a.) this is a cat, and b.) it’s funny without being ad hominem.

Today’s a busy day for me, and there may be only one substantive post. It will be on the burkini ban in France.

h/t: Arno

22 Comments

  1. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    There is more reason to hate Dick Cheney, but maybe the cat is too young to know about the Bush admin.

    • Posted August 19, 2016 at 10:11 am | Permalink

      The second picture was of Bernie Sanders.

    • Posted August 19, 2016 at 10:17 am | Permalink

      And what if he knew about Henry Kissinger?!

      • Ken Kukec
        Posted August 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

        Chrissakes, Jerry, some procedures — vivisection, exposure to Nixon cabinet members — constitute animal cruelty per se.

    • Mark Sturtevant
      Posted August 19, 2016 at 11:44 am | Permalink

      Sorry. I was completely in the wrong there.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Cats are very smart.

  3. Posted August 19, 2016 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Come November, let’s hope American voters are as smart as this cat!

  4. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Oh my Cat, that is so funny!

    “Make America Grrr… owling Again!”

  5. Stonyground
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I suspect that it has mistaken Trump’s hair for another cat.

    • Posted August 19, 2016 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      Nice.

    • Desnes Diev
      Posted August 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

      According to the Simpsons it’s a d*g, so maybe the cat is not mistaken but recognize the real thing.

  6. Damien McLeod
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Very smart and wise Kitty.

  7. Posted August 19, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    It’s a funny video, but in all seriousness I suspect the cat was just losing patience with being repeatedly assaulted with a cell phone screen while trying to relax. The result might have been the same with any pictures on the screen presented in any order.

    • Posted August 19, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

      Awww, now you have to go all scientific on us!

      • Stonyground
        Posted August 19, 2016 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

        I maintain that the other cat hypothesis has more evidence to support it and makes fewer assumptions. I assert that the Resemblance that Trump’s hair has to a scruffy ginger tom is irrefutable. Cats are known to have territorial disputes with other cats and these are well documented. I am not aware of any documented evidence of cats having territorial disputes with electronic devices.

    • Barbara Radcliffe
      Posted August 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      That was my thought as well, but you beat me too it!

      • Barbara RAdcliffe
        Posted August 19, 2016 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

        This was meant to be a response to Dr I. Needtob Athe’s comment above. If someone kept poking a phone in my face, I’d swat it no matter what the picture was.

  8. frednotfaith2
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Or it could be that the cat just recognizes an obnoxious jerk even when she sees a picture of one and just feels the impulsive need to slash at it and run away. Amusing anyhow!

  9. clayfulghum
    Posted August 19, 2016 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Erin, Thought you might need a laugh! Love, Clay

    Clay Fulghum Scienceandtheproblemofcertainty.blogspot.com

    Sent from my IPad

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  10. Wunold
    Posted August 20, 2016 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    I didn’t find it funny, I felt sad for the cat that was driven from its resting spot.

  11. Mike
    Posted August 20, 2016 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    He’s not a bad Judge. lol

  12. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Cat knows a misshapen hairball when one gets coughed up.


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