Thursday, April 05, 2007

Thursday Cat Blogging

It’s been a criminally negligent amount of time since I posted kitty pictures, so I am making up for it now. As you can see they are doing quite well.

Posting Kitty photos comes on the heels of the latest announcement from the John McCain camp. It seems that they have hired one Fred Malek as the national finance co-chair for his presidential campaign. Who is Fred Malek, one might ask? Well, in addition to being a prodigious fund raiser for the Republican party, he has some less-than-savory things in his past.

First of all he used to work in the Nixon administration, keeping himself busy by counting the number of Jews in the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

‘…Nixon summoned the White House personnel chief, Fred Malek, to his office to discuss a "Jewish cabal" in the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The "cabal," Nixon said, was tilting economic figures to make his Administration look bad. How many Jews were there in the bureau? He wanted to know. Malek reported back on the number, and told the President that the bureau's methods of weighing statistics were normal procedure that had been in use for years…’

But doing odd jobs for Tricky Dick pales compared to the other noteworthy event in Mr. Malek’s past. Namely that he is apparently a cat person, or at least not much of a dog person:

‘…On a Friday in August 1959, five men in their twenties were arrested about 2 a.m...

After checking the blood-spattered pants of one of the men at the state crime laboratory in Springfield, it was determined that the stains were animal and not human blood. [Sheriff Harry] Backes said the men then changed their story and said they had "caught a dog and were barbecuing it."

Police then found the skinned animal on a spit in the park. The insides of the dog had been removed, and a bottle of liquor was found on a nearby park table. Backes said the men told him they had been drinking earlier in the evening at a West Bluff tavern.

One of the men arrested in the incident, in which a dog was killed, skinned, gutted and barbecued on a spit, was Frederick V. Malek, 22, of Berwyn, Ill…’

Should Mr. Malek ever get bored with his job with Senator McCain, he can always peruse the web and head over to this site for his latest fix.