I read the Slashdot article on hypo-allergenic cats and got a good chuckle. The model cat that they had chosen for the web site was a good one as well, in sort of a playful pose. Now, I guess that this won't affect the adoption of cats too much, since they'll probably go to people who otherwise can't have cats, but still, something about this just reeks of the "I'll conform the world around me" mentality that I think that we as Americans are getting a rap for. This seems benign, but surely we have something better to do, don't we? I don't know; something about it sits just wrong with me, and I'm having trouble articulating it. Maybe that's because there's really nothing there, or maybe I'm just having trouble articulating thoughts. Both are entirely plausible. But my thoughts are: if you're allergic to cats, don't get a cat, or get an outside cat. But don't bring more animals into the world. Something tells me though that the company will probably spay or neuter all of the cats sold, so that people can't further breed these things. So I guess this time the company's best interest will be aligned somewhat of that for the public good.
I caught up today on the phone with an old friend of mine, and it was a good time. Much to recall.
Finally, I make my call concerning the country. To those that know me, it's no secret that I'm a veteran, and I'll say now that I'm proud of my military service. I'll also say that as veterans, we have a commitment to ourselves and this country to remove the criminals that are currently in charge of the military of this country from power. I'm not going to argue whether or not the accension to power was legally made, but I will say that numerous things have transpired since the current president and his cabinet of come to power that are of questionable legality. What's truly frustrating is that in the end, many of those with an ability to make a difference in public thought opted not to speak out, feeling that it was better to cover themselves politically than it was to protect the lives of our troops, foreign civilians, and the overall well-being of our country. These people have never had the country or the troops at the forefront of their minds; only personal agendas. Next week, let's send them a clear message that elected officials are public servants, and not the other way around.