Love This Thinking: It’s Illegal to Keep Just One Guinea Pig in Switzerland

Guinea Pigs via Wikipedia

(Image via Wikipedia)

 

I came across this article at TheGuardian earlier today about the happiest countries as ranked by the U.N.:  Which Countries are Happiest?

I clicked on it because, of course, who wouldn’t?  Denmark and Norway are #1 and #2.  Switzerland is #3 (the U.S. is #17).

What caught my eye about Switzerland was this (h/t to Roger, the guinea pig I had when I was about 10-years-old):

It’s illegal to keep just one guinea pig in Switzerland. You must have them in pairs and there is a “rent-a-guinea pig” service to provide companionship for lonely animals in their twilight years.

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If a lawmaker here in the U.S. proposed such a law they’d be run out of the country.  For all intents and purposes, animals don’t have rights here.  They aren’t thought of as having feelings or needs.  So bravo Switzerland.  I can only imagine how the thought that guinea pigs need companionship radiates out into your wider society.

 

 

 

November 26, 2014 at 7:15 PM Leave a comment

The AP is On It!

This is essentially the Thanksgiving meal I’ve been eating for 62 years so I find it pretty hilarious (and curious) that the AP tweeted this out as if it’s the new-new “style” of Thanksgiving meal (or something).  I mean, really?

AP Style Tip 11-25-14

November 26, 2014 at 11:59 AM 2 comments

Ferguson and #BlackPanic

Two hours from now the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown will be announced.  That said, I was just alerted to the Twitter hashtag #BlackPanic.  As usual, there are some really looney tweets there and some that are way off-topic but this caught my eye as it pretty much sums up what has been happening since Day One:

#BlackPanic

 

 

 

November 24, 2014 at 7:03 PM Leave a comment

Great Public Relations Going on Down in St. Louis County (Not)

 

Geezus, I wonder how much time, effort and money the St. Louis PD has put into actually meeting with and talking to the people of Ferguson; they look to be all set in the us-versus-them department:

St. Louis PD Military via ABC World News Tonight

(Via ABC World News Tonight)

 

 

November 22, 2014 at 4:43 PM 1 comment

So, Can We Be Done With Benghazi Now, Please?

Downtown Benghazi via Wikipedia

(Downtown Benghazi via Wikipedia)

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

[…]

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel.

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Gee, I can’t imagine (well, actually, yes I can) why a Benghazi-obsessed Republican-controlled House committee would release the seventh freakin’ Benghazi report showing no wrongdoing on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

The reason?  They want it to immediately sink into the dark rat hole of history, never to be mentioned again.

Aye carumba U.S. media, can be done with this now?  The next time a Republican comes crying to you about Benghaaaazi, will you please, PRETTY PLEASE, laugh in their damn face?!

November 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM Leave a comment

Republicans Count on Us Being Stupid When it Comes to History

Republicans are counting on us not knowing or remembering these inconvenient facts about presidents taking executive action (from PewHispanic) and of course, far be it for the so-called (cough) liberal media to remind people:

History of Exec. Action on Immigration via PewHispanic on Twitter

(Image via PewHispanic on Twitter)

Larger version here.

 

November 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM Leave a comment

9-Year-Old Lists Worst Things About Being a Boy

Not supposed to cry and supposed to play football are my favorites…in a sad way.

Bad about being a boy via independent

(Image via @Independent on Twitter)

Larger version here.

 

November 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM 1 comment

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