Friday Guest Cat Blogging

I’m going to get away from the computer this afternoon and enjoy what is a lovely fall day (weather-wise) but will leave you guys with some beautiful cat pictures that people were kind enough to send me this morning. I’ll probably be blogging this weekend since the shock of a Trump presidency has subsided and left me filled with anger and the need to speak out.

But for now, Kitties! Any other pics sent today I’ll use for next Friday. I think we’re going to need a lot of this for the next several years.

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From April:

I miss this guy so much. He was a bad boy, but he was so sweet. 🙁

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From Nina:

This was our Wally, who lived to be almost 20. He had a gift for caring for people, never leaving the side of someone who was ill. If a kid was having a meltdown, Wally ignored the drama and went straight into their lap to help settle them down. He was a good traveler during our many moves all over the US. He was cool with hotels on the road, just as long as all his people were accounted for. That cat survived through blizzards, earthquakes, a tornado and more. Good mouser, too, although sans teeth in his old age we weren’t quite sure how he caught the last one. Maybe he sat on it, all 18 lbs. He was resilient, which is something I need to remember given the current situation.

Love your blog- it matters. Nina

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From Leigh:

Please find attached a picture of my cat and her rejected present.

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And three from Bruno:

Here’s three that belong to friends of mine, I feed them regularly when they’re gone on vacation.

Trump’s Presidency Will Embolden the Racists

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One of the scariest aspects of a Trump Presidency was how his racist rhetoric gave new hope to the white nationalist/xenophobic/racist/misogynists/whatever other -ist you can think of. And here we go. It’s like we went to bed Tuesday night in 2016 and woke up Wednesday 1957.

League Of The South Hails Trump, Wants ‘No Mercy’ Towards ‘Jews, Minorities And Anti-White Whites’

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis celebrate the results of the presidential election, Michael Hill, president of the neo-Confederate League of the South, reacted to Donald Trump’s victory yesterday by vowing to show “no mercy” to “the enemies of our God, our Folk and our civilization” and to finally “drive a stake” through the heart of “the globalist-progressive coalition of Jews, minorities, and anti-white whites.”

Klan will ‘hold Trump’s promises close;’ drops fliers in Alabama

I was walking the dogs on Green Springs Avenue in the Southside of Birmingham, and leaflets were scattered along the curb, as if tossed like old newspapers from a passing car.

“The United Dixie White Knights Realm of Alabama wants you!” it said. “Sleep well tonight knowing that the Klan is alert and awake.”

In my neighborhood. On the morning after election. This with a newly elected president with endorsement from Klan leaders.

Was it even real? The thing urged “whitey” to get off the fence, which sounded too odd to be true. Have the hate groups been emboldened by recent event? Was it linked to the election at all?

I contacted Imperial Wizard Brent Waller of the United Dixie White Knights, a Klan group based in Mississippi. He confirmed the flier was the work of the “Birmingham Klavern” of his group.

The Ku Klux Klan says it will hold a Trump victory parade in North Carolina

One of the largest Ku Klux Klan groups in the country has announced a parade to celebrate President-elect Donald Trump’s win.

The Loyal White Knights of Pelham, N.C., says on its website that its parade will take place on Dec. 3.

“TRUMP = TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE,” says the website’s front page.

No time or location for the event is listed, and a phone call to the number on its website was not returned.

The group has between 150 and 200 members and is “perhaps the most active Klan group in the United States today,” according to the Anti-Defamation League. Last year, it was part of a South Carolina protest against the Confederate flag’s removal from the state Capitol.

Several Klan groups endorsed Trump. Well-known former Klan leader David Duke, who on Tuesday lost a Senate bid in Louisiana, was also a vocal supporter.