And Now, Henri, The Existential House Cat

Of course he's French. And filled with ennui.

The first clip is old, but the sequel is new. I put them both below the fold because they're new to me.

via @starchambermaid

Henri's on Facebook: Of course he is.

Old French Whore: I thin Toby mentioned this old sketch. It's pretty funny.

Posted by: Ace at 04:35 PM



Comments

1
rowr

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 04:36 PM (2rJxN)

2 tag

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 12, 2012 04:36 PM (GTbGH)

3 no?

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 12, 2012 04:37 PM (GTbGH)

4 yes

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 12, 2012 04:37 PM (GTbGH)

5 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 04:37 PM (8y9MW)

6 Not italican?

Posted by: jimmuy at April 12, 2012 04:38 PM (kSaUf)

7 LOL, looks like my cat except mine is 18 years old now.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 04:38 PM (YdQQY)

8 Alternatively....

http://tinyurl.com/2fcbvx8

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 12, 2012 04:38 PM (7utQ2)

9 If I were a cat, my name would be Henri.

Posted by: Princess Barry McPrissypants at April 12, 2012 04:39 PM (UOM48)

10 Makes me want to go home and watch the French movie "Baxter"!

Posted by: kathysaysso at April 12, 2012 04:39 PM (ZtwUX)

11 French pussy? No thanks.

Posted by: Thomas at April 12, 2012 04:39 PM (BpKWh)

12
http://tinyurl.com/7rw6laj

Simple evidence.

JEF released a fraudulent BC. The torture never stops.

Posted by: sTevo at April 12, 2012 04:39 PM (VMcEw)

13 'My thumbs are not opposable.
Yet I oppose evrything.'

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 04:40 PM (akP5G)

14 Mr. Pewterschmidt, I want you to go to France, and tell the French that a handsome guy acting all depressed and smoking a cigarette is not a movie.

Posted by: Truman North at April 12, 2012 04:40 PM (I2LwF)

15 ennui


Kalytus, I'm bored. I want to play with things for a while.

Posted by: Emperor Ming The Merciless at April 12, 2012 04:40 PM (YdQQY)

16 The ennui made the front page slanty!

Posted by: Y-not at April 12, 2012 04:40 PM (5H6zj)

17 Lol the cat not fitting through the cat door.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 04:41 PM (UOM48)

18 Imma let you finish, but Henri is one of the nation's best actors of all time!

Posted by: Kanye Biden at April 12, 2012 04:41 PM (eHIJJ)

19 It's a Gornish day.

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 12, 2012 04:41 PM (GTbGH)

20 Looks like one of the farm cats that stares in though my living room window. I think they're waiting for me to fall asleep with the door open so they can kill me.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 12, 2012 04:42 PM (tf9Ne)

21 You know who's an expert on foreign policy?

Henri the Cat

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 12, 2012 04:42 PM (Y+DPZ)

22 War on kittehs

Posted by: NO_LIMIT_SCOAMF at April 12, 2012 04:42 PM (fWIOl)

23 The first clip is old, but the sequel is new.
I move away from the mic to breathe in.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 04:42 PM (2rJxN)

24 All cats should have at least one liberal spinster as a pet.

Posted by: Roy at April 12, 2012 04:43 PM (VndSC)

25 Henri just sits at home all day doing nothing, what would he know about being a cat?

Posted by: Hillary Rosen, working mom at April 12, 2012 04:43 PM (Y+DPZ)

26
wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: the slide of civilization at April 12, 2012 04:43 PM (jUytm)

27 Auuuuuggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!! spider in the first vid!!!!!auuuuugggghhhhh!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 04:44 PM (UOM48)

28 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2012 04:44 PM (7W3wI)

29 la plume de ma tante

Posted by: Henri, le roi de tout ce qu'il y a at April 12, 2012 04:44 PM (jm/9g)

30 JEF released a fraudulent BC. The torture never stops."

Give it up man. Trust me as a Utah Jazz fan when I watched basketball I know all about bitching about getting screwed an bitching about it for for years, it helps no one. Google a YouTube video of Michael Jordan's last shot as a Bull in the NBA finals, he is shoving Bryan Russel out of the way with his right hand, literally fuckin pushing him, and no foul is called.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 12, 2012 04:44 PM (6GU3o)

31
We got no stamina.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 12, 2012 04:44 PM (jUytm)

32 Whoever predicted this morning catblogging, pat yourself on the back...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2012 04:44 PM (qfooS)

33 24
All cats should have at least one liberal spinster as a pet.




word

Posted by: curiously clueless at April 12, 2012 04:45 PM (UOM48)

34 30 That was Jordan's whole career(as great as he was)he got every call.

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2012 04:45 PM (7W3wI)

35
"the white idiot writhes on his chair begging for cheeseburgers"

Posted by: rectal exam at April 12, 2012 04:45 PM (O7ksG)

36 "While I like and agree with what Ms Rosen said, I cant in good consciousnesses agree with her. Who would say something so stupid with an election year coming up"

-Joe Biden

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at April 12, 2012 04:45 PM (RfvTE)

37 JEF released a fraudulent BC. The torture never stops.

I've been largely ignoring this, because I think it's mostly a fool's errand (the ship has sailed), but that article is pretty damning.

And, as he says, even discounting the "where was Obama born" thing, why would the WH release a forged document?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 04:45 PM (8y9MW)

38 Bon Jour, Heni!

Posted by: Pepe LePew at April 12, 2012 04:46 PM (GnWKF)

39 another thread about pussy. ---Emmis

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, thinking in pallandromes at April 12, 2012 04:47 PM (Dll6b)

40
Just returned from France--that silly poster is everywhere.

Didn't see many catz. Dogs everywhere, restaurants, underfoot, with hobos and without. Little dogs in Paris, slightly larger ones in the countryside. They may have a diet rich it catz in Brittany, which would explain the larger dogs there.

Posted by: spongeworthy at April 12, 2012 04:47 PM (r5w1L)

41 why would the WH release a forged document?

They like to screw with us.

Posted by: toby928© at April 12, 2012 04:47 PM (GTbGH)

42 I hate cats. Especially depressed French cats.
**
Fuck them.
**
Fini

Posted by: dananjcon at April 12, 2012 04:47 PM (eavT+)

43 A Black cat just in time for Friday the 13th!


Racist!

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo-intellectual at April 12, 2012 04:47 PM (hXJOG)

44 "I love pussies, I love kissing them and feeding them my meat, after dinner."

-Vice President of both the freeworld and of the most powerful nation in the history of mankind.

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at April 12, 2012 04:47 PM (RfvTE)

45 I suspect everyone...

and I suspect no one.

Posted by: M. L'Inspecteur Henri Clouseau at April 12, 2012 04:47 PM (jm/9g)

46 why would the WH release a forged document?
-------------------------------\



Because liars lie. I want to know when they are going to release a truthful document or for that matter, any damned truth at all.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 04:48 PM (YdQQY)

47
6 hours ago we were all cranked up on Hillary Rosen and given the Democrats a good whatfor.

Then we got bored. (Me included; I blew my nut hours ago.)

Now we are watching french-voice-overed cat vids.

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 12, 2012 04:49 PM (jUytm)

48 That cat is going to have to jump through his own asshole to do a short on-

Michel Foucault.

Posted by: tasker at April 12, 2012 04:49 PM (r2PLg)

49 I hate to go O/T in the Henri thread but I just found out FedEx only insures packages to 100$. Same with UPS. So watch out.

Or you will be a melacholy like Henri.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2012 04:49 PM (KXm42)

50 the translation at the beginning of Part Deux is wrong:


He says, "I'm always here", not , "I'm still here". Yes this is important !!!


plot development....

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, thinking in pallandromes at April 12, 2012 04:49 PM (Dll6b)

51 34 30 That was Jordan's whole career(as great as he was)he got every call.
Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2012 04:45 PM (7W3wI)

He even fucking elbowed Stockton in the head away from the ball at a standstill and didn't get ejected. That guy could fucking hold someone down and shoot them and they wouldn't foul him out. It was hilarious hearing the announcers call Phil Jackson "brave." for leaving him in in foul trouble, cause the refs would get fired if they fouled him out. That shit made me stop watching basketball.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 12, 2012 04:49 PM (6GU3o)

52 Why can't I land on my feet in life?

Posted by: Henri at April 12, 2012 04:50 PM (KNvk+)

53 My kittehs know who's the boss around here

Now excuse me while I break open another treats bag

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2012 04:50 PM (Y+DPZ)

54 That's so sad. Free pussy! Free pussy!

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 04:50 PM (Jdmxh)

55 Henri speaks for me. Up twinkles.

Posted by: OWSer at April 12, 2012 04:50 PM (GnWKF)

56 "My thumbs are not opposable. Yet I oppose evrything.'

***

Proof that cats are Liberals.

Posted by: dananjcon at April 12, 2012 04:50 PM (eavT+)

57 My cat is biracial too!

Posted by: Hilary Rosen at April 12, 2012 04:50 PM (hXJOG)

58 wee wee

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2012 04:51 PM (f9c2L)

59 Same with UPS. So watch out.

Or you will be a melacholy like Henri.


Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2012 04:49 PM (KXm42)


You can pay extra for anything over $100.

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2012 04:51 PM (X6akg)

60
Gays
Flukes
Blacks
Taxes
Immigrants
Birth Certificate

peow! peow!

peow!

Posted by: Obama's Distraction Generator at April 12, 2012 04:51 PM (jUytm)

61 "As the overseer of the stimulus, I pushed for government regulation requiring cat food and dog food to be merged so that way people would only have to drive to the store once and only use one piece of packing."

The Republican "your-on-your-own" capitalists blocked it before the funding for the law was instituted.

-Vice President of both the Free-world and of the most powerful nation in the history of mankind: Joseph Biden

Posted by: Shiggz RocketSurgeon at April 12, 2012 04:51 PM (RfvTE)

62 My kittehs know who's the boss around here
Now excuse me while I break open another treats bag


This is why I have dogs.
Their treats come in boxes, mostly.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 04:51 PM (8y9MW)

63 My neighbor's dog pooped next to my mailbox yesterday. He's (the dog's) a liberal.

Our two kittehs are clean, quiet, affectionate, and un-demanding. They're conservatives.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 04:52 PM (UOM48)

64 The white cat est moi!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 12, 2012 04:52 PM (r2PLg)

65 Dog Poetry, when Letterman was funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2-gRkQ19Sw

Posted by: Alvin Greene at April 12, 2012 04:53 PM (MMC8r)

66 Immortalized on the wall.....forgotten on the floor.


Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2012 04:53 PM (KXm42)

67 Is this Therese Heinz's cat?

Posted by: mpfs at April 12, 2012 04:53 PM (iYbLN)

68 Yes, I surrender. What did you expect?

Posted by: Henri at April 12, 2012 04:54 PM (GnWKF)

69 I think "I am Henri" should be translated as "Je m'appelle Henri," not "Je suis Henri."

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at April 12, 2012 04:54 PM (MZ4a8)

70 Henri sleeps 15 hours a day?

Poor kitty must have insomnia; that's a good 5 hours a day less sleep than the typical cat.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 12, 2012 04:54 PM (SY2Kh)

71 I am surrounded by Morons.

Posted by: Henri le Gato, Ennui Kitteh at April 12, 2012 04:54 PM (d0Tfm)

72 /alvin greene sock

Posted by: nickless at April 12, 2012 04:54 PM (MMC8r)

73 *

Posted by: Some Mime at April 12, 2012 04:55 PM (QKKT0)

74 aww that was sad ****sniff****

Posted by: jeanne...meh at April 12, 2012 04:55 PM (GdalM)

75 The German cat from across the road drops bombs on my lawn, and I........do nothing.

Posted by: Henri at April 12, 2012 04:55 PM (KNvk+)

76 70
Henri sleeps 15 hours a day?




Just like me, before I make a gutsy call!

Posted by: General Barky at April 12, 2012 04:56 PM (UOM48)

77 You can pay extra for anything over $100.
Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2012 04:51 PM (X6akg)

For the record, they insure NOTHING.
You are not paying for insurance. They will be the first to tell you this, but only if you ask.
I ship a ton of expensive items for my business. I have to carry a seperate Insurance Policy to insure against loss and damage.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 04:56 PM (akP5G)

78 French Canadian Kitteh oui?

Posted by: Cast Iron at April 12, 2012 04:56 PM (EL+OC)

79 Ibuild the trains to ride the trains.
**sigh**

Posted by: Joseph LeBido'n at April 12, 2012 04:56 PM (eavT+)

80 The German cat from across the road drops bombs on my lawn, and I........do nothing.
Posted by: Henri at April 12, 2012 04:55 PM (KNvk+)


OK that there is funny

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 12, 2012 04:56 PM (i6RpT)

81 That's so sad. Free pussy! Free pussy!


There are alternatives

Posted by: Anal Barbie is free at April 12, 2012 04:56 PM (z9HTb)

82 I think "I am Henri" should be translated as "Je m'appelle Henri," not "Je suis Henri."

Not sure of the spelling, but you are correct.
Which pretty well completely taps out my knowledge of French.

But where Americans (and, to a lesser extent, the British) will say "I am," romance languages all used the more formalized "my name is," or "I call myself" form. "Je suis" is "I am" as in "I am a... " whatever.

This has been your mostly-useless trivia update.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 04:57 PM (8y9MW)

83 Arf.

Posted by: Evelyn, a modified dog at April 12, 2012 04:57 PM (d0Tfm)

84 Nothing like coming home and seeing a kitteh standing proudly over a well-chewed lizard. A gift, of sorts.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 04:57 PM (UOM48)

85
The upper video doesn't have any shaky cam. The lower one does. WTF with the shaky cam. I guess this is a trend set by Hollywood fuckwits that will be hard to undo.

Don't the film arts scientist assholes realize that a persons area of focus doesn't shift even as you are shaking about. Back in the day when Lucas was inventing all new science for filming Star Wars, you would think he would have made a camera with a gyro compensated focus such that the peripherals would shift while the subject stayed relatively in frame, even while being jarred about.

Maybe this could be the subject of a thread with the hope that people could realize their art is being reduced to crap by using this very obnoxious technique.


Posted by: sTevo at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (VMcEw)

86 OT/ since this is not cat related, but I just read that the prosecutor has charged that it is Trayvons voice calling for help and also the girlfriend saying he was afraid because he was being followed by Zimmerman and he was just trying to return home. Also said Z ignored "orders to not pursue and he did. confronting Trayvon.

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (ZHge+)

87 J'comprends pas is my limit.

Posted by: toby928© at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (GTbGH)

88 Ima stayin' outa this one .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (npr0X)

89 I am melancholy, therefore I am.

Posted by: Henri DeCarte at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (GnWKF)

90 The German cat from across the road drops bombs on my lawn, and I........do nothing.

That will change. Soon you will be rounding up the Jooo cats to turn over to the German cat.

Posted by: Philippe Kittain at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (QKKT0)

91 I believe it was Sartre who said "Don't trust owners under 25".

And he was right.

Posted by: Henri at April 12, 2012 04:59 PM (KNvk+)

92 For the record, they insure NOTHING.

You are not paying for insurance. They will be the first to tell you this, but only if you ask.

I ship a ton of expensive items for my business. I have to carry a seperate Insurance Policy to insure against loss and damage.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 04:56 PM (akP5G)


Then UPS has been outright lying to me. They told me, "It's insured up to $100."

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2012 04:59 PM (X6akg)

93 Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (ZHge+)

So, which one of those reasons accounts for the Murder 2 charge?

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 04:59 PM (akP5G)

94 romance languages all used the more formalized "my name is," or "I call myself" form.

Hey, German too Ich heisse

Posted by: toby928© at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (GTbGH)

95 What a waste of a Blog post... Cat’s suck and serve little legitimate purpose other than catching mice and feeding coyote’s.

Posted by: G-Man at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (TVMzj)

96 "the white idiot writhes on his chair begging for cheeseburgers" __
That perfectly describes my old man. And by cheeseburgers, he means my tasty"Henri".

*oh la la*

Posted by: kallisto at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (jm/9g)

97
Sounds like Corey the prosecutor got all her info on the case from Huffpo.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (jUytm)

98 Could someone help us out here?

Is Henri a WHITE black cat or just a cat?

Posted by: NBC News at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (Y+DPZ)

99 Nothing worse than mixed breed cats.

Posted by: Hair Plugs Joe at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (hXJOG)

100 This has been your mostly-useless trivia update.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 04:57 PM (8y9MW)

---------------------------------------------

Since you seem the immediate expert here, I'd like to know something I've been asking most of my life about the French: Do the girls in France really not wear any underpants?

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:01 PM (Jdmxh)

101 I think my old French whore is dead.

Posted by: toby928© at April 12, 2012 05:02 PM (GTbGH)

102 98
Could someone help us out here?

Is Henri a WHITE black cat or just a cat?



She appears to be a mulatto Frog cat from Quebec here illegally.

Posted by: AP Editors at April 12, 2012 05:02 PM (hXJOG)

103
Do the girls in France really not wear any underpants?

It makes it easier for them to sit on their bidets and wash their ass.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (jUytm)

104 Omg, I have never seen these.

TEARS ... in my eyes from laughing so hard.

BRAVO

Posted by: Cate at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (0jE21)

105 Since you seem the immediate expert here, I'd like
to know something I've been asking most of my life about the French: Do
the girls in France really not wear any underpants?

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:01 PM (Jdmxh)

The ones I dated didn't.

Posted by: Hilary Rosen at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (hXJOG)

106 My face is puffy, I am mocked.

Posted by: Henri Judd at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (GnWKF)

107 Then UPS has been outright lying to me. They told me, "It's insured up to $100."

That just it. If you lose something worth 2000$ you are going to get 100$ for it.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (KXm42)

108 Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2012 04:59 PM (X6akg)

It's a bit of a scam, yes.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (akP5G)

109 98
Could someone help us out here?

Is Henri a WHITE black cat or just a cat?



Posted by: NBC News at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (Y+DPZ)
He's white as a bowl of Vietnamese rice. We understand he kills coons too.

Posted by: MSNBC at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (EL+OC)

110 I'm a pet psychic. Know what the cat is thinking?

"meow meow rowr"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 05:04 PM (2rJxN)

111 Omg, I have never seen these.



TEARS ... in my eyes from laughing so hard.



BRAVO

Posted by: Cate
........
You don't get out much, do you?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2012 05:04 PM (f9c2L)

112 69 I think "I am Henri" should be translated as "Je m'appelle Henri," not "Je suis Henri."
Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at April 12, 2012 04:54 PM (MZ4a

***************

It's a question of my being which I answer/ponder not my calling.

Posted by: Henri farts in your general direction at April 12, 2012 05:04 PM (r2PLg)

113 101
I think my old French whore is dead.


Posted by: toby928© at April 12, 2012 05:02 PM (GTbGH)

Guess it's time to leave town.

Posted by: The Chicken at April 12, 2012 05:04 PM (hXJOG)

114 95
What a waste of a Blog post... Cat’s suck and serve little legitimate purpose other than catching mice and feeding coyote’s.

Posted by: G-Man at April 12, 2012 05:00 PM (TVMzj)*



Hiiiisssssssssssssssss




Posted by: kittehs at April 12, 2012 05:04 PM (UOM48)

115 "J'aime appelle" means "I am called"

"Je suis" means "I am"

Unless the foreigners have bastardized French, "J'aime appelle Henri" is correct.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 12, 2012 05:04 PM (O3R/2)

116
What's better?

Skinny cats vs Fat furry cats

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:05 PM (jUytm)

117 Got a screen/storm door today.

Now I need to get a new, softer doormat for kitty to lounge on as she surveys the front yard.

Posted by: Well-trained Mama AJ at April 12, 2012 05:05 PM (XdlcF)

118 The cat.........the cat. Say La Vee pussy cat. Okay, I'm gonna start drinking early, starting right now.

Posted by: Bobby Duvall at April 12, 2012 05:06 PM (WqMvr)

119 86
OT/ since this is not cat related, but I just read that the prosecutor
has charged that it is Trayvons voice calling for help and also the
girlfriend saying he was afraid because he was being followed by
Zimmerman and he was just trying to return home. Also said Z ignored
"orders to not pursue and he did. confronting Trayvon.


Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM

He was only about 100 yards from where he was staying and GZ had lost sight of him. So why didn't he just run home?

I find it hard to believe that a gold grilled hoodie gangstah wannabe is going to tell his GF that he's afraid and he just wants to get home OK, even if that's really what he's thinking

I have a hunch that when she gets on the stand, a lot of "facts" she's told everybody aren't going to hold up under evidence and cross-examination.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2012 05:06 PM (Y+DPZ)

120 116


What's better?



Skinny cats vs Fat furry cats

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:05 PM (jUytm)

Dead Cats.

Posted by: The Chicken at April 12, 2012 05:06 PM (hXJOG)

121 I think, therefore-

I AM.

Posted by: Henri farts in your general direction at April 12, 2012 05:06 PM (r2PLg)

122 What's better?



Skinny cats vs Fat furry cats


For braising or stew?

Posted by: toby928© Pale Penis Person at April 12, 2012 05:06 PM (GTbGH)

123 Since you seem the immediate expert here, I'd like to know something I've been asking most of my life about the French:

I told you I'd tapped out my knowledge of French. That includes French culture.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:06 PM (8y9MW)

124 à bon chat, bon rat

Posted by: Erick Holder at April 12, 2012 05:06 PM (0It32)

125 damn you pedantic literalist-get thee to Volokh!

Posted by: Henri farts in your general direction at April 12, 2012 05:07 PM (r2PLg)

126 garret, Your guess is as good as mine about how that rises to murder 2. I guess you could say that they believe Zimmerman started the fight so no self defense, except what about the injuries to Z?

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 12, 2012 05:07 PM (ZHge+)

127 117
Got a screen/storm door today.



Now I need to get a new, softer doormat for kitty to lounge on as she surveys the front yard.

Posted by: Well-trained Mama AJ at April 12, 2012 05:05 PM (XdlcF)



My sister gave us one for the screened porch that says:
THIS IS NOT A JOKE
If you ever want to see these people again, bring me five lbs. of fresh tuna in a plain brown bag.

The Cat


Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 05:07 PM (UOM48)

128 I have a hunch that when she gets on the stand, a lot of "facts" she's told everybody aren't going to hold up under evidence and cross-examination.

Her testimony would be pointless. She's not a witness.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:07 PM (akP5G)

129 That just it. If you lose something worth 2000$ you are going to get 100$ for it.


Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2012 05:03 PM (KXm42)


No, I get that. If I'm shipping something worth $2000, I'll pay extra for enough insurance to cover it up to $2000.

But garrett, are you saying that even though I'll pay for extra insurance, it won't be covered? AND they're even lying to me about the first $100 being covered?

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2012 05:08 PM (X6akg)

130 damned formatting. sigh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 05:08 PM (UOM48)

131 49 I hate to go O/T in the Henri thread but I just found out FedEx only insures packages to 100$. Same with UPS. So watch out.

Or you will be a melacholy like Henri.
Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2012 04:49 PM (KXm42)

With FedEx Express it actually $500...lil secret they don't advertise :-) Thanks for using us anyway.

Posted by: Brian at April 12, 2012 05:08 PM (UnMRd)

132 Henri shares a trait with Barry. He hates his white half.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 05:09 PM (UOM48)

133 tip: buy the extra insurance when shipping something over $100

Posted by: Brian at April 12, 2012 05:09 PM (UnMRd)

134 >>damned formatting. sigh.

I was totally going to laugh, but the formatting made me too sad.

True story.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 12, 2012 05:10 PM (XdlcF)

135 Her testimony would be pointless. She's not a witness.

Me(If I were a lawyer and, specifically, Z's attorney) immediately on Cross: Ma'am, did you witness these events?
Her: We were on the phone.
Me: But you could see the area?
Her: We were on the phone.
Me: So you couldn't see the area? Ma'am, has anyone ever told you something on the phone which you misinterpreted, or which turned out later not to be true?...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:10 PM (8y9MW)

136
that cat is being stalked by pepe le peu

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 05:11 PM (2rJxN)

137 C'est tres riche, ca. Je l'aime!!!!! Plus de videos, s'il te plait!!!!!!

Posted by: Sassy at April 12, 2012 05:11 PM (Eo4aG)

138 C'est fantasitque!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 12, 2012 05:11 PM (V7+5U)

139 tres amusant.

Posted by: California Red at April 12, 2012 05:12 PM (DXTKe)

140 J'ai un Tour d'Eiffel dans my pantalons.

Posted by: Dr. Turk at April 12, 2012 05:13 PM (rND5e)

141 Now would be a good time for "Jean Jean and the Evil Cat" to make an appearance.

(If the hyperlink doesn't work, it's a YouTube link: http://tinyurl.com/c87ek2 )

G#$d^mn lazy frog.... ;-)

Posted by: Jazz at April 12, 2012 05:13 PM (NzrVU)

142 I've just realized something. This thread is really teh ghey.

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:13 PM (Jdmxh)

143 Linked by Brent Bozell on Twitter: http://www.cnbc.com/id/47027476

I noticed this little gem: "Some economists blamed the Easter holidays for the spike in claims and expected applications to trend lower in coming weeks."

Wait- Easter is now significant enough a holiday to affect hiring/firing decisions?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:13 PM (8y9MW)

144 Ace that cat was not filled with ennui..... I think it needs it's anal glands drained though......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 12, 2012 05:14 PM (V7+5U)

145 140 J'ai un Tour d'Eiffel dans my pantalons.
Posted by: Dr. Turk at April 12, 2012 05:13 PM (rND5e)

****************

LOL

Posted by: tasker at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM (r2PLg)

146 Me: So you couldn't see the area? Ma'am, has anyone ever told you
something on the phone which you misinterpreted, or which turned out
later not to be true?...


Me: Objection: irrelevant. Argumentative.

Judge: Sustained. Counsel, confine your arguments to closing.

Posted by: Cicero at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM (QKKT0)

147 J'ai un Tour d'Eiffel dans my pantalons.

Heh.

Posted by: toby928© Pale Penis Person at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM (GTbGH)

148 That is not a black cat. It is a "tuxedo" cat, which makes the films all the more appropriate! ;-)

Posted by: NIPP hasn't read the comments. at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM (0oYHO)

149 I see you have removed the Italics from the front page, you, you,Ace person. Why must you torment me in such a manner?

Posted by: Henri le Gato, Ennui Kitteh at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM (d0Tfm)

150 Skinny cats vs Fat furry cats
Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:05 PM (jUytm)

Long haired cats look cooler, but my 15 pound cat has already shed 30 pounds of hair this year.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM (NVu2l)

151 I noticed this little gem: "Some economists blamed the Easter holidays for the spike in claims and expected applications to trend lower in coming weeks."Wait- Easter is now significant enough a holiday to affect hiring/firing decisions?
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:13 PM (8y9MW)

------------------------------------------------

So I guess the SCOAMT is going to be blaming the unemployment on Jesus now.

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:16 PM (Jdmxh)

152 84
Nothing like coming home and seeing a kitteh standing proudly over a well-chewed lizard. A gift, of sorts.


Posted by: Jane D'oh

Yeah, I put a lamp right by the door after I stepped in something...well. It was dead. It probably was a bird (feathers and some scattered down) when it started out; by the time I found my "present", it was indescribably revolting.

I still remembered to pet and praise my cat.

Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:17 PM (DV/Ik)

153 But garrett, are you saying that even though I'll pay for extra insurance, it won't be covered? AND they're even lying to me about the first $100 being covered?

The dollar figures are a declaration ofthe value of what you are shipping (for potential replacement due to loss or damage).
Best case scenario is damage as you can prove the declared value to be accurate...when something is lost, they can get cagey about making it right.
Also, there are things they will NOT replace or compensate you for no matter how much you pay them in 'Declared Value'.
At no point are they insuring your item.
If you are shipping anything of true value, check with your insurance agent about getting a shipping rider (ryder?) for an existing policy.


Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:18 PM (akP5G)

154 Ok to go O/T?

It is likely that someone at the Internal Revenue Service illegally leaked confidential donor information showing a contribution from Mitt Romney’s political action committee to the National Organization for Marriage, says the group.

In a letter exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller, the organization has asked the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to “investigate and learn the source of the breach and prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law.” It also provided evidence suggesting the leak might have been the result of “IRS employee misconduct.”

The dispute stems from a March 30 post on the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) website, which boasted that it had obtained documents revealing that Mitt Romney “donated $10,000 to the National Organization for Marriage [NOM] in 2008 …”

See the rest at http://dailycaller.com/


Do any of your old-timers (like me) remember this sort of blatant political action by the federal bureaucracy under any Republican president? or any other POTUS, for that matter? I can't recall if even Clinton was this blatant.

Posted by: Y-not at April 12, 2012 05:18 PM (5H6zj)

155 86OT/ since this is not cat related, but I just read that the prosecutor has charged that it is Trayvons voice calling for help and also the girlfriend saying he was afraid because he was being followed by Zimmerman and he was just trying to return home. Also said Z ignored "orders to not pursue and he did. confronting Trayvon.
Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 12, 2012 04:58 PM (ZHge+)For the last time, the dispatcher, not the police, asked if Zimmerman was following Martin and when Z said yes the dispatcher said "you don't have to do that" and Z said OK.He wasn't "ordered" to do anything. He said that he then decided to return to his truck where Martin confronted him. Also the eyewitness said that he saw and heard Zimmerman screaming for help. This is all bullshit.

Posted by: Hedgehog at April 12, 2012 05:19 PM (3jGS1)

156 Chi-town Jerry, this one is for you!

http://bit.ly/HvePQv



Cate

Posted by: Cate at April 12, 2012 05:19 PM (0jE21)

157 Isn't it true that cats piss on everything throughout an entire house? Furniture, lamp shades, pillows (mf!). But they make you feel like they don't when you are constantly tending to their shit/piss box? Hackin' up fur balls to boot. I can see now why the French love cats.

Posted by: Scooby Doo at April 12, 2012 05:19 PM (WqMvr)

158 And filled with ennui.

You're filled with a new-y what? Speak American man.

Posted by: Joe Bidet at April 12, 2012 05:19 PM (6TB1Z)

159 String haunts me.

Posted by: Henri at April 12, 2012 05:20 PM (KNvk+)

160 I still remembered to pet and praise my cat.

Please tell me someone has already made the "pussy-whipped" joke.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:20 PM (8y9MW)

161 OMG. I am Henri, the existential house cat....

Posted by: shibumi, the ennui kat at April 12, 2012 05:20 PM (z63Tr)

162 Posted by: Hedgehog at April 12, 2012 05:19 PM (3jGS1)

I have to wonder... is there really evidence they have that we don't, or is she just telling us not to believe our lying eyes (and ears) about the information that has already been released (and verified)?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:21 PM (8y9MW)

163 Me: So you couldn't see the area? Ma'am, has anyone ever told you something on the phone which you misinterpreted, or which turned out later not to be true?...Me: Objection: irrelevant. Argumentative.Judge: Sustained. Counsel, confine your arguments to closing.
Posted by: Cicero at April 12, 2012 05:15 PM (QKKT0)

--------------------------------------------

Prosecution: Your honor. I'd like to cross-examine.

Judge: Go ahead.

Prosecution: You really look pretty today. You wear your unconsolable grief well. But my question: Have you ever heard anything on the phone that was true?

(That line of questioning could go both ways)

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:21 PM (Jdmxh)

164 157
Isn't it true that cats piss on everything throughout an entire house?
Furniture, lamp shades, pillows (mf!). But they make you feel like they
don't when you are constantly tending to their shit/piss box? Hackin' up
fur balls to boot. I can see now why the French love cats




Our two kittehs have never pissed or pooped on anything. They are meticulous with they're litter box and respectful and shy when strangers come over. My sister's dog, on the other hand, will. not. stop. jumping on me and barking. Sam with my husband's aunt's dog and his cousin's dog. Argh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 05:22 PM (UOM48)

165 Will French cat's house be invaded by cat that looks like Hitler?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 05:22 PM (2rJxN)

166 It puts the lotion...oh, wherever it wants. Sigh.

Posted by: General Zod at April 12, 2012 05:22 PM (2+bRt)

167 I love Maury Povich's show:


Q: You cheated on him one month after the wedding? Why??

A: I wasn't ready to get married.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 12, 2012 05:22 PM (4q5tP)

168 Hope and change...alas, words, spoken by an idiot, full of sound and fury. Signifying nothing.

(cat-yawn)

Posted by: General Zod at April 12, 2012 05:23 PM (2+bRt)

169
Cats.......I mean.........why not kill them with a bow? Seriously, why the fuck not. If your going to kill them.........anyway........why not use a bow? I am torn......hesitant...........the neighbors mighthear me if I use a gun. I am torn...If I make a poor shot, the yawling and squalling can be heard for blocks.......loss of stealth........ire of old ladies...........so what? I don't care about old ladies. I shall use a bow, after all............................................now.......blunt or broadhead........I am torn.......

Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:23 PM (OlN4e)

170 164 dammit all.

they're = their

ugh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 05:23 PM (UOM48)

171
Silly String. I find it to be neither string nor silly. It seems to exist in its own universe.

Much like me. *le sigh*

Posted by: Henri le Gato, Ennui Kitteh at April 12, 2012 05:24 PM (d0Tfm)

172 Prosecution: You really look pretty today. You wear your unconsolable
grief well. But my question: Have you ever heard anything on the phone
that was true?


Me: Conniving bastard.

Posted by: Cicero at April 12, 2012 05:24 PM (QKKT0)

173
Swīþost hē fōr ðider, tōēacan þæs landes scēawunge, for þǣm horshwælum, for ðǣm hīe habbað swīþe æþele bān on hiora tōþum (þā tēð hīe brōhton sume þǣm cyninge), and hiora hȳd bið swīðe gōd tō sciprāpum.

Olde English, Mutha F-er, does thou speaketh it?

Any guesses on what the bolded word means?

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:24 PM (jUytm)

174 Prosecution: Your honor. I'd like to cross-examine.

Point of order: That would be re-direct (I already mentioned I was on cross).
And, as for the objection- the damage would already be done.

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if a competent lawyer could get her entire testimony thrown out as some combination of irrelevant and hear-say. Since she wasn't there, she can only report what she was told- and she had no way to check the veracity of anything she was told.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:24 PM (8y9MW)

175 My fingers must be puffy today.

Freaking typing, how does it work?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 12, 2012 05:25 PM (UOM48)

176 hedgehog, I agree. That's not my words but the prosecutors. She's claiming these things as the reason he is being charged. I wonder if the eye witness has changed his story?

Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 12, 2012 05:25 PM (ZHge+)

177 >>>Any guesses on what the bolded word means?

Olde English 800?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 05:25 PM (2rJxN)

178 blunt or broadhead........I am torn.......
Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:23 PM (OlN4e)

Look into The Guillotine by arrowdynamic solutions.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:26 PM (akP5G)

179 My sister's dog, on the other hand, will. not. stop. jumping on me and
barking. Sam with my husband's aunt's dog and his cousin's dog. Argh.>>

That is an owner problem not a dog problem. I took in the SIL Irish setter for 6 months*. I trained those bad habits out and within a month after they took it back had the bad habits returned.

*Loser didn't think rent payments were top priority.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 12, 2012 05:26 PM (tf9Ne)

180 Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if a competent lawyer could get her entire testimony thrown out as some combination of irrelevant and hear-say. Since she wasn't there, she can only report what she was told- and she had no way to check the veracity of anything she was told.

Better yet. He called your phone...can you prove it was you that was talking to him.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:27 PM (akP5G)

181 I never would have guessed Ace is such a sucker for French pussy.

These days I get sad watching cat videos. My three dog household is mourning the loss of our honorary puppy cat, Lucille, who ran out of lives a couple of weeks ago. A formidable hunter, Lucille brought numerous gifts into the house over the years. The most memorable was a special middle of the night offering of a live flying squirrel. Lucille sat there as languid as Henri as she watched Clare, the Jack Russell terrier, tear up the house in hot pursuit of that squirrel.

Posted by: NC Mountain Girl at April 12, 2012 05:27 PM (CsMvH)

182 154....I can't recall if even Clinton was this blatant.

The Clintons used the IRS like a blunt instrument to hit people over the head with audits and other harrassment. ....So, they probably used IRS recordsas a source of politically useful information too.

But back then, the Clintons didn't have to deal with the increased level of conservative alternative media....like we have today. So they got away with a lot.

And yeah,Y-not.....I've been expecting to see 'leaks' come out from Romney's confidential IRS and business records....things that the rest of us do not have access to, but the SCoaMF does.

Posted by: wheatie at April 12, 2012 05:27 PM (+5U+B)

183 >>OMG. I am Henri, the existential house cat....

I think I might be, too, except I'm the one cleaning the toilets around here.

Posted by: Radish A. Radish at April 12, 2012 05:27 PM (hO8IJ)

184 I nailed Henri like a roofer trying to beat a thunderstorm. But alas she was not only not a skunk , she was also a he.

Posted by: peep le pew at April 12, 2012 05:27 PM (3467A)

185
Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:26 PM (akP5G)





I cleared my neighborhood of pesky cottontails, but a 75 pound draw compound with blunts literally cut them in half. Messy, but instantaneous.

Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:27 PM (OlN4e)

186 horshwælum


The waelum of a horse?

Posted by: tasker at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (r2PLg)

187 I moved into a new house a couple years ago. One thing they don't tell you, and it's not advertised, there were mice. I have more than one cat. There are no longer mice in my house.

They earn their keep. Henri is like everything else french, feeling superior about being so miserable while we Americans enjoy our pursuit of happiness. Thanks france, for helping us kick the king out, now go suck on a lake.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (TOk1P)

188 Jerry Lewis, genius or clown?



Genius.

Posted by: Henri at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (KNvk+)

189 I wonder if the eye witness has changed his story?
Posted by: the pink cracker formerly known as the hobbit Donna at April 12, 2012 05:25 PM (ZHge+)

Yeah that will go down real good in court? Defense lawyer: How come you changed your story?
Witness: the prosecutor told me I was wrong.

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (i6RpT)

190
horshwælum

horse, whale

whale-horse...whalehorse...?

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (jUytm)

191
The dispute stems from a March 30 post on the pro-gay Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) website, which boasted that it had obtained documents revealing that Mitt Romney “donated $10,000 to the National Organization for Marriage [NOM] in 2008 …”


So this means Mitt will lose the election because based on what you see on HGTV 75% of the population is gay/

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (mFxQX)

192 This is all bullshit.

Posted by: Hedgehog

Yep.

And I have noticed that it makes absolutely no difference. This is about politics, not justice.

The mob wants blood, and by all that's holy, the State of Florida is determined that the damned mob shall have it.

Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (DV/Ik)

193
The waelum of a horse?

Close. Sound it out.

Posted by: soothsayer is hooked on phonics at April 12, 2012 05:29 PM (jUytm)

194 The mob wants blood, and by all that's holy, the State of Florida is determined that the damned mob shall have it.
Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (DV/Ik)

Depending on the Jury, there is a good chance Zimmermann walks free on this. And then is shot outside the Court House

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 12, 2012 05:29 PM (i6RpT)

195 Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if a competent lawyer could get her entire testimony thrown out as some combination of irrelevant and hear-say. Since she wasn't there, she can only report what she was told- and she had no way to check the veracity of anything she was told.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:24 PM (8y9MW)

--------------------------------------------------

Agree. A defense lawyer would make mincemeat out of her testimony. That's why she'll never get called. BUT, I'm sure there'll be an affidavit introduced as evidence.

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:29 PM (Jdmxh)

196 The waelum of a horse?

The schwaelum of a whore?

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 12, 2012 05:30 PM (rND5e)

197 173 Walruses

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at April 12, 2012 05:30 PM (d6QMz)

198
If you went back in time to England 1200 hundred years ago, you'd need to know Olde English.

Just in case.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:30 PM (jUytm)

199 Cat!? ....Target alert!

Posted by: wheatie's dog at April 12, 2012 05:30 PM (+5U+B)

200 Please tell me someone has already made the "pussy-whipped" joke.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012

Allen? Do you know what happens when you don't praise kitty for her present?

The presents get fresher and fresher. Until the live ones start being dumped on your pillow in the dead of night.

Until you have awakened to a hysterical, bleeding mouse in your freshly washed, waist-length hair, you have not lived.

Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:31 PM (DV/Ik)

201 D'autres m'appellent stupide.

Posted by: Josef le Biden at April 12, 2012 05:31 PM (j+Izh)

202 Agree. A defense lawyer Vincent Gambini, Esq. would make mincemeat out of her testimony. That's why she'll never get called. BUT, I'm sure there'll be an affidavit introduced as evidence.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 12, 2012 05:31 PM (4q5tP)

203 My friends tell me that their barber saw Zimmerman steal the Skittles from a hooded black man AT GUNPOINT before the Pope retired.

Posted by: Curious and Clueless at April 12, 2012 05:31 PM (phlKA)

204 Olde English.>>

That's the stuff the guys are drinking from the paper bag on the corner right?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 12, 2012 05:32 PM (tf9Ne)

205 The waelum of a horse?

Close. Sound it out.
Posted by: soothsayer is hooked on phonics at April 12, 2012 05:29 PM (jUytm)


**********

Horse wagon?

Posted by: tasker at April 12, 2012 05:32 PM (r2PLg)

206 Yeah that will go down real good in court? Defense lawyer: How come you changed your story? Witness: the prosecutor told me I was wrong.
Posted by: nevergiveup at April 12, 2012 05:28 PM (i6RpT)

---------------------------------------

OR....Rev. Sharpton came to my house and we had a long talk.

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:33 PM (Jdmxh)

207 The presents get fresher and fresher. Until the live ones start being dumped on your pillow in the dead of night.

I knew there was a reason I prefer dogs.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:33 PM (8y9MW)

208 Isn't there some rule that allows hearsay testimony if it's from someone who thought they were uttering (or were uttering) their dying words?

Posted by: Y-not at April 12, 2012 05:34 PM (5H6zj)

209 My Theory On Charging George Zimmerman: Corey Cuts A Deal.

For Trayvon's parents: Corey makes the all-important arrest of Zimmerman which, by Florida statute, NOW allows the parents to file all the civil suits their hearts desire. It's PAYDAY BABY!

For George Zimmerman: Corey makes the charge so ridiculous that it practically guarantees Zimmerman will never get get convicted. There is even some talk that a judge will throw this thing out before a jury even hears the case. If Zimmerman makes bond, consider my theory ironclad.

For protesting blacks: Corey meets their demands of an arrest, and prays to God that passions subside before this case comes to trial.

Evidence Of A Fix:

Zimmerman turns himself in HOURS BEFORE he is even charged.

Trayvon Mom V-E-R-Y conciliatory and rational on Today Show after Zimmerman arrest. She even goes so far to say that, "Even if Zimmerman is found not guilty, at least we have raised awareness of this issue."

Trayvon Mom's Lawyer: Race-hustling, bomb-throwing, ambulance chaser calls for non-violence and calm after Zimmerman arrest. Pleads for blacks to let the system work. Same guy who allowed Jackson, Sharpton, and Black Panthers to insert themselves in this case pre-arrest. What's with the new conciliatory tone?

FIX IS IN. PARENTS GET PAID. ZIMMERMAN WALKS. ALL PARTIES NOW CALL FOR CALM.

Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 05:34 PM (m3R4Y)

210 And then is shot outside the Court House

Posted by: nevergiveup

That's pretty much what I anticipate. A trial is irrelevant.

Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:36 PM (DV/Ik)

211 FIX IS IN.

Plausible, very plausible.

Posted by: toby928© Pale Penis Person at April 12, 2012 05:36 PM (GTbGH)

212 Re cats: I've never had one spray/mark in the house or pee on furniture, but our male cats get snip-snipped quickly (and our lady cats get yanked).

Our older male cat (by older, I mean >16) got a little funny about his litter box in the last years. It had to be perfectly clear or he'd go next to it. Small price to pay for so many years of kitteh love.

Posted by: Y-not at April 12, 2012 05:36 PM (5H6zj)

213
Horse wagon?

Walruses is right.

Ohthere, a Norwegian hunter and traveler, is sailing around Denmark (5th Century) and describing his exploits. He says walrus hides make good ship's ropes.

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:36 PM (jUytm)

214 How about "mereswīn" (mereswine)?

sea swine = porpoise

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 05:36 PM (2rJxN)

215 Really good satire on a certain type of French film.I like his line about sleeping 15 hours a day.And the filtered water.

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2012 05:37 PM (7W3wI)

216 @IMAO_
Scientists estimate that by the year 2050, one out of every six people will be Hilary Rosen.


Laughing my asp off.

Posted by: Y-not, snake woman at April 12, 2012 05:38 PM (5H6zj)

217 BTW, I was kidding above. I actually like cats and have had several.

Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:38 PM (OlN4e)

218 Posted by: toby928© Pale Penis Person at April 12, 2012 05:36 PM (GTbGH)
-------------------------------

Thank you Toby. It's the only angle not looked at.............and that's usually the angle taken.

Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 05:38 PM (m3R4Y)

219 And most famously: Gorilla-Whale

gorira + kujira = Godzilla

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 12, 2012 05:39 PM (2rJxN)

220 GZ will be a Running Man when he walks out of the courtroom.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 12, 2012 05:39 PM (4q5tP)

221 Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 05:34 PM (m3R4Y)

Don't buy it.

How, exactly, do the parents get paid? Z has no money. He's been all but bankrupted just from this much, add legal defense fees, and other expenses, and then a civil judgement? Where would they get their money?

And "practically guarantees" is not "guarantees."

No, it's too complex.

This one is simple: Corey is up for election this year (for whatever her post is), and knows she won't get elected if he doesn't at least get charged. So she charges him with the highest crime possible- because anything less would be the same as not charging him at all, as far as her political future is concerned.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:39 PM (8y9MW)

222 216 Have you seen those ridiculous "abolish hunger by 2050" ads?

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2012 05:40 PM (7W3wI)

223 So how does Ace finish up a hard hitting news and opinion day.

Cat videos.

French cat videos.

Cheese-eating, surrender-monkey, French cat videos.

Like a wet fart at the end of a symphony.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at April 12, 2012 05:40 PM (kqqGm)

224 FIX IS IN. PARENTS GET PAID. ZIMMERMAN WALKS. ALL PARTIES NOW CALL FOR CALM.
Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 05:34 PM (m3R4Y)

---------------------------------------

Okay, everyone. Now....on with the repub war on "lesbian moms".

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:40 PM (Jdmxh)

225 I cleared my neighborhood of pesky cottontails, but a 75 pound draw
compound with blunts literally cut them in half. Messy, but
instantaneous.


Should've used a crossbow.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 12, 2012 05:41 PM (SY2Kh)

226 My neighbors fucking cats use all of my garden and flower beds as litter boxes.The neighbors have been less than cooperative in addressing the problem.
Their cats are not long for this zip code.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:41 PM (akP5G)

227 In the second video....at 1:22....Henri the cat says: "I'm surrounded by Morons".

Uh....is Ace trying to tell us something?

Posted by: wheatie at April 12, 2012 05:41 PM (+5U+B)

228 Have you seen those ridiculous "abolish hunger by 2050" ads?

Great, so now they're going to subsidize SPAM?

"Hmm... I'm hungry what have we got."
"Nothin', just a can of spam."
"Wow, that worked like a charm! I'm not hungry anymore."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (8y9MW)

229 BUT, I'm sure there'll be an affidavit introduced as evidence.

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:29 PM (Jdmxh)
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The court (judge) is not supposed to accept an affidavit or deposition when the witness is available.
And as for "hearsay" from a deathbed confession etc, this would not be the same. This is secondary hearsay from an available witness.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (YdQQY)

230 My neighbors fucking cats use all of my garden and flower beds as litter boxes.

Two words: Moth Ball Flakes. Cats hate the odor.

Posted by: toby928© Person of Pallor at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (GTbGH)

231 222
216 Have you seen those ridiculous "abolish hunger by 2050" ads?

Posted by: steevy

Good heavens, really?

I'm still spitting and choking over "One in five people in San Francisco is hungry" campaign for the Food Bank a few years ago. Frankly, I don't see how that's possible, and yes, I read the reports (it's part of my job). I'm convinced there's something seriously wrong with their methodology.

Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (DV/Ik)

232
Jane, Jane, Jane.....your cats could be lying to you, ya know?
Jane: "Have my kittehs been weeelly weeeelly goood today?"
Cats: "oh yeah, absolutely ... I mean, saintly, check the crap box, everything is there that should be there."
Jane: "That is so reassuring, some asshole has jjust impugned the entire feline kingdom, but my cats are the bestest aren't you?"
Cats: "Fuckin' A. Word, baby!"

Please wake up Jane, the cats are playing you big time. THat's what they DO!

Posted by: Scooby Doo at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (WqMvr)

233 Should've used a crossbow.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 12, 2012 05:41 PM (SY2Kh) A string gun? Nope, I don't drive a prius either.

Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (OlN4e)

234 If the judge does accept a deposition we will know the "fix" is in.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (YdQQY)

235 Corey needs to lose her election. Better to roll the dice and find someone else.

Posted by: Boulder Toilet Hobo at April 12, 2012 05:43 PM (QTHTd)

236 Horse wagon?

Walruses is right.

******

Miss80's...tell me you used the googles!


Posted by: tasker at April 12, 2012 05:43 PM (r2PLg)

237
Beautiful... is there sound? Because I want to know if I missed anything by watching this on a speakerless platform.
We had two family cats for years and thought they were perfectly box trained. They passed away two years ago and when we recently cleaned out the house,we found out they were not so perfect. Of course, those "accidents" /may/ have been from younger guest-kitties. But somehow, I doubt that. Probably old age and stress. Oh, and general kitty sneakiness.
I swear cats are the ultimate long-term planners. They'll plot revenge that lasts after they're gone from your life.

Posted by: soulpile at April 12, 2012 05:43 PM (Mk/IQ)

238 Poor Henri. Neutered by the man.

Posted by: Fritz at April 12, 2012 05:43 PM (KWdVT)

239 OK, cat people - how do I break my cat's habit of peeing on a certain chair. Other than offing him, eating him, sticking a cork in his schwantz, and other anti-cat snark

Posted by: Ombudsman at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (AxHOT)

240 Should've used a crossbow.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 12, 2012 05:41 PM (SY2Kh)

Cottontails are tasty. I'd have used a snare. Waste of good meat splattering them.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (NVu2l)

241 My neighbors fucking cats use all of my garden and flower beds as litter boxes.

Two words: Moth Ball Flakes. Cats hate the odor.>>

Or Mini Claymores.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (tf9Ne)

242
It gets better. Ohthere talks more about walruses:

Se hwæl bið miċle lǣssa þonne ōðre hwalas: ne bið hē lenġra ðonne syfan elna lang. [20] Ac on his āgnum lande is se betsta hwælhuntað: þā bēoð eahta and fēowertiġes elna lange, and þā mǣstan fīftiġes elna lange. [21] Þāra hē sǣde þæt hē syxa sum ofslōge syxtiġ on twām dagum.

He thinks they are small whales. He says they are only 7 "elna" or "elles" long, unlike the big whales, which are sixty elles long.

The little whales are horse-size. So he calls them whale-horses.

Now you know...

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (jUytm)

243 Hmmm....

"George Zimmerman, the Hispanic Floridian who killed black teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, had a MySpace account whose username was “datniggytb,” The Daily Caller has learned.

According to a family member whose identity The Daily Caller has agreed not to reveal for safety reasons, the “datniggytb” name is not a racial slur, but a friendly nickname that referred to George himself.
[snip]
Initially, the family member denied that Zimmerman was responsible for the MySpace page, saying “George doesn’t use MySpace,” and reinforced that claim during a subsequent phone call.
[snip]
But in a third phone call, the same family source changed course.

“I talked out of school a little bit,” he conceded. “That was actually an old MySpace page of his.”

While the family member insisted that George “had forgotten all about that page,” TheDC confirmed that the account was actively being used every day between April 6 and April 11. By default, MySpace shows a “last login” date on its users’ pages."

Read the rest at DC (I don't want to get ace in trouble for excerpting too much): http://tinyurl.com/7fwjmde

Zimmerman and his family need to STFU (if he's innocent). If not, what an asshole.

Posted by: Y-not, snake woman at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (5H6zj)

244 I'm still spitting and choking over "One in five people in San Francisco is hungry" campaign for the Food Bank a few years ago. Frankly, I don't see how that's possible, and yes, I read the reports (it's part of my job). I'm convinced there's something seriously wrong with their methodology.
Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:42 PM (DV/Ik) Of course one in five people are hungry at this time. They're going outto lunch now.

Posted by: soulpile at April 12, 2012 05:45 PM (Mk/IQ)

245 239OK, cat people - how do I break my cat's habit of peeing on a certain chair. Other than offing him, eating him, sticking a cork in his schwantz, and other anti-cat snark

Posted by: Ombudsman at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (AxHOT) Have you tried a taser?

Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:45 PM (OlN4e)

246 This one is simple: Corey is up for election this year (for whatever her post is), and knows she won't get elected if he doesn't at least get charged. So she charges him with the highest crime possible- because anything less would be the same as not charging him at all, as far as her political future is concerned.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:39 PM (8y9MW)

--------------------------------------------

Two civil rights cases could be filed by T's momma. 1.) Suit against the state of FL for the "stand your ground" law or CCL. 2.) Suit against the homeowners association that allowed Z to be a neighborhood watchman.

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:45 PM (Jdmxh)

247 236 Miss80's...tell me you used the googles!


It's one of the few words I know.

Posted by: Miss80sBaby at April 12, 2012 05:46 PM (d6QMz)

248 Two words: Moth Ball Flakes. Cats hate the odor.

Yeah, tried that and Chili Powder and Marigolds and now I'm tired of it. None of it worked.
They are getting trapped and I will bring them to the shelter in Great Falls. I need an excuse to go out to the ranch, anyway.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:46 PM (akP5G)

249 >>239 OK, cat people - how do I break my cat's habit of peeing on a certain chair

If it's a boy cat, I'd fix him.

Also, those enzyme-based pet mess cleaners work well. My doggeh had an accident a couple of weeks ago - completely my fault, we were gone much longer than planned - and the whole house reeked. The Petzyme stuff completely eliminated the odor.

I'd try to break him of the habit by not letting him have access to the chair for a while, even after it's been cleaned.

Posted by: Y-not, snake woman at April 12, 2012 05:47 PM (5H6zj)

250 239 OK, cat people - how do I break my cat's habit of peeing on a certain chair.

The chair is his now. .....If you remove it, he will claim another. There is no way to prevent him from peeing on that chair again, and again. ....This is why people prefer dogs.

Posted by: wheatie at April 12, 2012 05:47 PM (+5U+B)

251 239
OK, cat people - how do I break my cat's habit of peeing on a certain
chair. Other than offing him, eating him, sticking a cork in his
schwantz, and other anti-cat snark



Posted by: Ombudsman

Get rid of the chair. That's easiest.

Other methods: Start by cleaning it and throwing out any cushions you can. If you can't dispose of the cushions, de-stuff them, throw away the stuffing, wash the covers three times (once in very hot water with no soap, twice in cold with woolite), then replace the stuffing. Move the chair to some other part of the room.

Bar the cat from the room for a while.

Put scat mats around and on the chair.

Put some tobasco on contact points of the chair, where kitty likes to scent mark.

Posted by: Dianna at April 12, 2012 05:47 PM (DV/Ik)

252 @239 Get rid of the chair?

Posted by: Retread at April 12, 2012 05:48 PM (joSBv)

253
Isn't there some rule that allows hearsay testimony if it's from someone
who thought they were uttering (or were uttering) their dying words?




Florida law says this:


Hearsay exceptions.--The following are not excluded under s. 90.802, provided that the declarant is unavailable as a witness:***(b) Statement under belief of impending death.--In a civil or criminal trial, a statement made by a declarant
while reasonably believing that his or her death was imminent,
concerning the physical cause or instrumentalities of what the declarant believed to be impending death or the circumstances surrounding impending death.
"
(Fla. Stat. Ann. § 90.804)

Posted by: Cicero at April 12, 2012 05:49 PM (QKKT0)

254 @239
5 Gallon Bucket of Ice Water and a Welder's Glove.

Posted by: garrett at April 12, 2012 05:49 PM (akP5G)

255
239OK, cat people - how do I break my cat's habit of peeing on a certain chair. Other than offing him, eating him, sticking a cork in his schwantz, and other anti-cat snark

Posted by: Ombudsman at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (AxHOT)<br>
Zap Mat. Works wonders. Of course, he might just sit on the damn thing belligerently while it shocks him the first time around, but he won't go back a second time.

Posted by: soulpile at April 12, 2012 05:49 PM (Mk/IQ)

256 OK, cat people - how do I break my cat's habit of peeing on a certain
chair. Other than offing him, eating him, sticking a cork in his
schwantz, and other anti-cat snark


Hide behind the chair, wait till he comes near it, then pee on him.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 12, 2012 05:50 PM (SY2Kh)

257 In any case I don't think this idiot wants to win anyway. This case is not about justice. It is about "squirrel" and they better figure out a way to pay his lawyers.


A murder case defense can easily runs between 300K and 700K.


As I said earlier, this ain't wag the dog. This is gut the dog.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 05:50 PM (YdQQY)

258 If you use your imagination, you can have hours of fun with a mean assed tomcat and a roll of masking tape. Hours of fun, but you can't be too squeamish about bleeding a little........yours, not his.

Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:50 PM (OlN4e)

259 The court (judge) is not supposed to accept an affidavit or deposition when the witness is available. And as for "hearsay" from a deathbed confession etc, this would not be the same. This is secondary hearsay from an available witness.
-----
Yes, she should be able to testify, though, because the person whose words she is going to recount is dead. She can testify to what he said, not what happened.

Wiki on dying declarations:
Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, a dying declaration is admissible if the proponent of the statement can establish:

Unavailability of the declarant -- this can be established using FRE 804(a)(1)-(5);
The declarant’s statement is being offered in a criminal prosecution for murder, or in a civil action;
The declarant’s statement was made while under the belief that his death was imminent; and
The declarant’s statement must relate to the cause or circumstances of what he believed to be his impending death.

Posted by: Y-not, snake woman at April 12, 2012 05:50 PM (5H6zj)

260 Other than offing him, eating him, sticking a cork in his schwantz, and other anti-cat snark
Posted by: Ombudsman at April 12, 2012 05:44 PM (AxHOT)

Mark the chair yourself. Show him who's boss.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 12, 2012 05:51 PM (NVu2l)

261 OT but it's about that lying weasel Buffet (he of the "Buffet Tax" increase named just for him doncha know).

In today's Crains Chgo Business:

"(Crain's) — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has launched a new venture to finance low-income housing projects, starting with a nearly $29 million center for seniors on Medicaid in the south suburbs....Affordable Housing is a subsidiary of Mr. Buffett's holding company, Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which had total revenue of $143.7 billion in 2011....


...the new Berkshire venture is expected to invest in projects by buying up federal tax credits.... The buyers...use the tax credits to lower their tax bills."

Commenters on the story in Crains note that the "affordable housing" aspect is just PR window dressing for these projects. The entire point is to mine the tax code and reduce Berkshire's tax burden.

Sorry for no link but the blog doesn't like me when I do that. It's in today's Crains.

Posted by: Boots at April 12, 2012 05:51 PM (neKzn)

262 There is no way to prevent him from peeing on that chair again, and again. ....This is why people prefer dogs.
-----
Growing up, we had a male dog who peed in the house.

This is why I prefer female pets.

Posted by: Y-not at April 12, 2012 05:52 PM (5H6zj)

263 Two civil rights cases could be filed by T's momma. 1.) Suit against the
state of FL for the "stand your ground" law or CCL. 2.) Suit against
the homeowners association that allowed Z to be a neighborhood watchman.


State has sovereign immunity, so that one wouldn't fly (I think). The neighborhood watch one... maybe. That one could probably at least get a hearing, and the HOA's insurance might just try to settle.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:53 PM (8y9MW)

264
It's one of the few words I know.
Posted by: Miss80sBaby at April 12, 2012 05:46 PM (d6QMz)


********

Dang it for some weird reason this word --

scēawunge

I want to know.


Deos it have anything to do with boat or sea?

(dang it and now there is a new thread--I even tried to figure it out with the googles. argh.)


Posted by: tasker at April 12, 2012 05:53 PM (r2PLg)

265 Thanks, Cicero. Just saw your post.

Is Zimmerman only being tried under Florida law? (Did the darned Feds throw in hate crime or are they reserving that for later?)

Posted by: Y-not at April 12, 2012 05:53 PM (5H6zj)

266
If you do try out a Zap Mat, make sure you don't touch the contacts when it's turned on. Conversely, don't turn it on unless the contacts are attached to the mat and the whole thing is on the chair.

Posted by: soulpile at April 12, 2012 05:54 PM (Mk/IQ)

267
a) While the speaker probably wanted to say "je m'appele Henri" if you go existential "je suis Henri" is actually better, as the cat, Henri, is the existential embodiment of the Platonic ideal of the Bored Cat Henri.
b) Why is okay for some people to casually joke about killing cats, the valued property of others, but you never see the same kind of jokes about dogs? I'm a cat person but I don't hate dogs and don't want to kill them indiscriminately.

Posted by: Grant S at April 12, 2012 05:54 PM (dsCnE)

268 The whole 'dying declaration' thing dates back to a time when most people believed in God....and as such, did not want to meet their maker with a lie on their tongue.

This basic premise no longer exists. ....Today, there are people who would lie with their last dying breath....to get revenge on someone, or just because they are compulsive liars.

Posted by: wheatie at April 12, 2012 05:54 PM (+5U+B)

269 New thread up

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 05:54 PM (YdQQY)

270 The declarant’s statement was made while under the belief that his death was imminent; and

That's going to be the hard one, though- proving that he thought his death was imminent.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:55 PM (8y9MW)

271 You can always wire the chair with electric fencing. A lot of work but absolutely effective, and entertaining too.

Posted by: maddogg at April 12, 2012 05:55 PM (OlN4e)

272 While the speaker probably wanted to say "je m'appele Henri" if you go existential "je suis Henri" is actually better, as the cat, Henri, is the existential embodiment of the Platonic ideal of the Bored Cat Henri.
------
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

And I agree with you about the cat torture/killing stuff. Sadly, maddogg and I will never be.

Posted by: Y-not at April 12, 2012 05:56 PM (5H6zj)

273 but you never see the same kind of jokes about dogs?

Because people who don't like dogs don't make those kinds of jokes?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:56 PM (8y9MW)

274 If you do try out a Zap Mat, make sure you don't touch the contacts when it's turned on. Conversely, don't turn it on unless the contacts are attached to the mat and the whole thing is on the chair.
Posted by: soulpile at April 12, 2012 05:54 PM (Mk/IQ)

------------------------------------------

The cat will pay attention to a Zap Mat. Usually only takes one time. Then...then you can use the Zap Mat as a hilarious prank at parties.

Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:57 PM (Jdmxh)

275 How, exactly, do the parents get paid?
---------------------------------------

Good Lord, they'll sue the NRA, the city of Sanford, the State of Florida, Skittles, and whoever the hell else they need to! How the hell do you think Fred Goldman won a $33 million judgement against a man who was acquitted! Civil case, baby!

Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 05:58 PM (m3R4Y)

276
scēawunge

it means examination

as in explore, study, look carefully

Ohthere is describing the new things he is seeing.

scip is ship

sciprāp is ship's rope

Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:58 PM (jUytm)

277 And "practically guarantees" is not "guarantees."
----------------------------------------

You assign the case to a judge near retirement and then have the prosecution present a case that....ahem......"forces" that judge to dismiss before a jury trial.

Which is what some lawyers are saying has a "high likelihood" of happening.

Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 06:00 PM (m3R4Y)

278 262....Growing up, we had a male dog who peed in the house.

Bummer. ....I've never had that problem with dogs. I think my current dog would turn blue and burst, before he would pee or poop in the house. ....He has thrown up on a couple ofrare occasions, whenhe couldn't get us to wake up and let him outside.....andpoorguy acted sooo sorry that it'd happened.

Posted by: wheatie at April 12, 2012 06:01 PM (+5U+B)

279 Bravo, Henri! Bravo!

Said as only a Frenchman could.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 12, 2012 06:02 PM (piMMO)

280 If the judge does accept a deposition we will know the "fix" is in.
---------------------------------

Thank you Vic. We'll watch for that.

Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 06:04 PM (m3R4Y)

281 The cat will pay attention to a Zap Mat. Usually only takes one time. Then...then you can use the Zap Mat as a hilarious prank at parties.Posted by: Soona at April 12, 2012 05:57 PM (Jdmxh) ----Yep. We had a cat who was King of the House. He hated being locked in the bedroom when we had guests over. So much so that he was banging on the door at all hours of the night while yowling. We got the Mat and he was defiant the one time.After that, we just had to make sure the mat was off (just the sight was a deterrent) or to jump over it when opening the door to avoid being shocked ourselves.Watching himangrily twitching on the matwas pretty funny. The look on his face... I miss that darn cat.

Posted by: soulpile at April 12, 2012 06:04 PM (Mk/IQ)

282 276
scēawunge

it means examination

as in explore, study, look carefully

Ohthere is describing the new things he is seeing.

scip is ship

sciprāp is ship's rope
Posted by: soothsayer at April 12, 2012 05:58 PM (jUytm)


***********

Thank you! soothsayer

Posted by: tasker at April 12, 2012 06:05 PM (r2PLg)

283 270 The declarant’s statement was made while under the belief that his death was imminent; and

That's going to be the hard one, though- proving that he thought his death was imminent.
------------------------------------

What about grave bodily harm? Is that not in the law?

Posted by: The Fix Is In at April 12, 2012 06:06 PM (m3R4Y)

284 Allen,

I don't have a link for this, but earlier in the week I was listening to the local AM (540 WFLA) and they were discussing a snippet of one of the family's lawyers saying that as soon as they filed charges they were looking at a civil suit against the home owner's association. And that the HOA apparently had a newsletter where they listed Zimmerman as captain of the neighborhood watch so that would be used as evidence against the HOA or some such.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurker and stay-at-home mom at April 12, 2012 06:09 PM (qFpRI)

285 That's going to be the hard one, though- proving that he thought his death was imminent.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 12, 2012 05:55 PM (8y9MW)
-----------------------------

That wasn't the original question. He did not make a "deathbed statement". He is alleged to have told his GF that Zimmerman was following him. So says his GF. So the idea is that his GF will testify to that in court.
She will then be giving "hearsay" evidence since she was not there. In addition, the prosecution will not be allowed to give a deposition from her saying that. She must appear in court so that she can be cross-examined.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 06:15 PM (YdQQY)

286 New travon thread up to argue over now.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2012 06:34 PM (YdQQY)

287 Joe Biden just called me and claimed that he had pissed his pants and there was nothing I could do about it. Musta been watching 'Dances with Wolves'.

Posted by: Neil Kinnock at April 12, 2012 06:39 PM (c3mby)

288 I think Vic was agreeing with you that the Martin's statements couldn't get admitted under the deathbed exception. At least that's how I understood him.

I would be curious about whether the "excited utterance," or "spontaneous statement," or "then-existing mental, emotional, or physical condition" exceptions would apply. I suspect good arguments can be made for each, subject to establishing that Martin, indeed, made the call to his g/f.

Posted by: Jazz at April 12, 2012 06:51 PM (NzrVU)

289 My dad's cat is similarly tormented because we don't give her chicken every day.

Posted by: cranky-d at April 12, 2012 10:44 PM (970pZ)

290 Catty remark?

Posted by: jinxthecat at April 12, 2012 11:24 PM (l3vZN)

291 what was the piano solo piece in the first video. I just love that music.
Mostly both videos want to make you kill yourself more than ever.
I never know cats feel like I do most of the time.

Posted by: Heltau at April 13, 2012 01:49 AM (Tp2Qu)

292 best news.

Posted by: taobao english site at April 13, 2012 04:21 AM (xA9XB)

293 Heltau: It's Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1

Posted by: Donna V. at April 13, 2012 07:39 AM (tmM1e)

294 The narrator pronounces french about as well as Corky's english pronunciation. even when I can understand him, he's not using the right words.

Posted by: wahhaw at April 13, 2012 01:42 PM (0VJ1P)






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