We don't know about you, but we cats are awfully tired of America's right wing.
We're sick of the vitriol that the talking heads like Limbaugh, Savage, Hannity and Beck dish out day after day after day. We're weary of fundamentalists and their Republican friends butting into the end-of-life decisions of families like the Schiavos. We're done with homophobic maniacs protesting at U.S. soldiers' funerals. And we're appalled that physicians and other healthcare practitioners can be stalked, harassed and, ultimately, murdered for providing legal medical services to women.
Why does this kind of behavior never seem to occur in the other direction? Back when Vermont was debating civil unions, then-Governor Howard Dean had to wear a bullet-proof vest because he favored gay rights. So why don't teams of vigilante homosexuals stalk and threaten people like James Dobson today? For that matter, why aren't Randall Terry's and Bill O'Reilly's lives made miserable by women who are fed up with being demonized for their personal reproductive choices?
The American Right: angry, hateful, violent, deadly. If you have the slightest doubt, just check out a brief history of the Ku Klux Klan. Or take a moment to recall that Oklahoma City federal building that was blown up.
We cats are in a very bad mood about all this today. Our pupils are narrowed, our ears are flat, and our tails are fat and switching. So yes, we HISS and GROWL — but we also have some advice for these wingnut zealots.
If you don't like the laws of this country, work peacefully to change them. Otherwise, shut the fuck up and leave us law-abiding citizens alone.
UPDATE: Looks like the anti-choice lunatics are ignoring our suggestions. They'd better not get too close to us cats, or we will SCRATCH them.