Friday Cat Adoption

Thanks to Flaming Atheist and the Cat Adoption Team in Oregon for today’s guest cat blogging. If you’re interested in adopting a cat and live in or close enough to Oregon, take a look at what the Cat Adoption Team has to offer.

This is Arwen, 2 year old petite girl with a kinked tail. She’s the
current alpha cat at the outreach and keeps the other cats in line.
She is very hyper at times but also likes sitting on shoulders.

The Best Moments in Mike Huckabee’s Extremism

From Alternet:

1. Huckabee Calls for the Quarantine of AIDS Victims

In 1992, then Senate candidate Huckabee advocated the isolation of AIDS patients. Labeling homosexuality “an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle” which could “pose a dangerous public health risk,” Huckabee called for draconian — and discriminatory — action:

“If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague.

It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.”

Despite the clear understanding of AIDS transmission that emerged years earlier (even an AIDS demagogue like Ronald Reagan spoke publicly about it in 1987), Huckabee still insists (wrongly) that “we didn’t know.” And speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Huckabee refused to “recant” or “run from” his words in 1992.