The Cat Is Over The BathSubmitted by Spinoza on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 01:40
I do not need to tell you that this week has been difficult. However bad things may have seemed this week, I assure you that they will only get worse in the coming months.
Let's not be naive. We are taking away serious amounts of power from people who have, for probably 50-60 years, wielded this power without ever encountering a threat as serious, as organized and (incredibly) as incorruptible as we have now assembled. They never imagined this day would arrive, and now that it has, they will not just hand over the keys to the castle without a fight. As our opponents have shown, they will stop at nothing to retain their power. What we saw in Arizona and Oklahoma was just the beginning.
If you have ever given a cat a bath you know what we can look forward to.
Nothing terrifies a housecat quite like the prospect of getting soaked in water. With the water running in the bathtub, you run down stairs to find little Scratchy and the moment she sees you she knows something is not right. She acts relatively normal until she hears the running water about 10 feet from the bathroom door. Then her claws come out and she starts to squirm a bit.
As you enter the bathroom, you have to grip her hard to keep her from jumping out of your arms. Then she starts to make a sound. A terrible, horrible sound, so deep and unnatural that it reminds you of the exorcist. As you reach the bathtub, you can no longer pin her against your body and you have to drop her in over the water. She seizes this opportunity and claws at your wrists with her back feet, trying to shake herself loose. But you have to remain committed, or she will get loose and then you have to start the process all over.
Then as soon as she touches the water all hell breaks loose into something that could only be described as a “Cat Explosion.” Sometimes, the cat explosion works, and the creature breaks free and hides under the bed. But even if she has only her back claws, and you manage to hold her firm in the water, your hands and your forearms will likely be shredded. If she has her front and back claws, you will be bleeding by the time you have her soaking wet and wrapped in a towel to dry off.
Patriots, we are giving the establishment cat a bath, and we are now over the water. Do not falter, do not lose your grip. As the claws come out, it will be vicious, painful and we will want to loosen our grip. But we will not. No amount of clawing or scratching will break our resolve. We will get this cat soaking wet and squeaky clean, and their ain’t a damn thing that can stop us.