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Happy New Year! Open Thread

Take stock of this lousy year — and this not-so-great-decade — and/or look forward to the new year. Or talk about whatever. No trolls!

And on an unrelated topic, I do know about that Make Women Great Again conference and will probably do a post about it soon.

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Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

Apropos of nothing really; but I know there’s a lot of cat fans here…

Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
Jesalin, Goddess of Lust & Pleasure
2 years ago

Happy Mew Year to everyone!

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
2 years ago

Speaking of cats in historical buildings, the Alamo’s current official cat is named Bella. Like previous Alamo cats, she is a stray who has been adopted by the Alamo staff and may be observed by visitors:

https://texashillcountry.com/alamo-cat-named-bella/

The last time Mr. Parasol and I were at the Alamo, Miss CC was the cat in residence:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdnDxKzD_Kw&feature=emb_logo

Miss CC was greatly mourned when she left us, but she is buried in a restricted area of the Alamo grounds along with Ruby, the first Alamo cat.

https://www.ksat.com/news/2014/07/07/official-alamo-cat-passes-away-2/

contrapangloss
2 years ago

Happy new year all!

For those whose last bit of 2019 stunk, my deepest condolences. Losing pets and/or people is tough, and the world in general kinda keeps being on fire.

Literally in some cases.

My 2020 seems off to a decent start; my dog and I are relatively healthy, I got to play with a friend’s kittens, and I’m making real food in a crockpot for the first time in a while. 🙂

Mish of the Catlady Ascendancy

2019 can get in the bin, for various reasons. My mum says that 2020 has a nice solid feel to it, and I’m choosing to believe her because she’s wise and because I need to.

And on an unrelated topic, I do know about that Make Women Great Again conference and will probably do a post about it soon

oh please please please please yes

Teabug
Teabug
2 years ago

My cat has his butt resolutely planted in my face.

Crip Dyke
Crip Dyke
2 years ago

Topic suggestion, David: Sol Invictus has just been arrested and the charges are incredibly serious, including domestic violence-related kidnapping.

Snowberry
Snowberry
2 years ago

@Crip Dyke: I particularly like the comment on that Twitter thread which remarks on how people like this usually have a history of domestic violence before they openly go full Nazi or become a mass shooter: “Punching down begins at home”.

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
2 years ago

@Snowberry, I seem to remember reading that domestic violence is as reliable or more an indicator of terrorist activity as most of the flags usually used by law enforcement (such as membership of proscribed organisations) and that it’s (unsurprisingly) many orders of magnitude more relevant than religion or ethnicity. I haven’t kept tabs on where, but I bet that David and people here have proper info.

occasional reader
occasional reader
2 years ago

Happy new year, everyone ! A l’an que ven que se siam pas mai que siguem pas mens !

Katamount
Katamount
2 years ago

Happy New Year, errybody! I drawded a thing!

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Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
Weird (and tired of trumplings) Eddie
2 years ago

@ Moggie:

Stuff an orange up into one of the Porsche’s tailpipes….

Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
Surplus to Requirements, Observer of the Vast Blight-Wing Enstupidation
2 years ago

@Snowberry:

I particularly like the comment on that Twitter thread which remarks on how people like this usually have a history of domestic violence before they openly go full Nazi or become a mass shooter: “Punching down begins at home”.

The Ferengi apparently agree. Rule of Acquisition #300: “Exploitation begins at home.”

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

I wonder if Trump will claim Fox reporters are hard left and out to discredit him; like he did with that Christian paper that had a go at him.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/03/courtney-friel-fox-news-trump-kiss-book

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
2 years ago

Small potatoes in the grand scheme of things I suppose; but we won our court case that Ethical Veganism in is a protected belief. That means that under our Equality Act, ethical veganism is a protected characteristic; so it is now unlawful to discriminate.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jan/03/ethical-veganism-is-a-belief-protected-by-law-tribunal-rules

Naglfar
Naglfar
2 years ago

@Alan Robertshaw
Congrats on winning your case.

Ohlmann
Ohlmann
2 years ago

Congrats indeed. It’s not something people should be able to discrimate on in business.

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