First Looks category archive
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Where: Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital in Norfolk Training Room (map). (Wireless and wired internet connection available.) Turn right upon entering, then left at the last corridor and look for the open meeting room.
Meet Peaches and Ziggy.
(When we got them from the SPCA, Ziggy was named “Mango,” and we thought, “What the hell kind of name is ‘Mango’ for an [ex-]tom cat?” “Ziggy” came about because he zigs and zags about the house.) They are brother and sister and get along famously, snuzzling and nuzzling throughout the day.
They fill the hole left by JoCat’s passing. We were loading her into the carrier to take her to the emergency vet when she breathed her last.
JoCat joined the family when my father passed away a dozen years ago and had a long full life of dominating the household.
Her sister lives with my brother. Originally, they were Joe and Sam, until it became apparent that they were Josephine and Samantha. With
cats kittens, it’s hard to tell . . . .
If it goes viral, double-check it.
Per The Smoking Gun:
But Kushner’s current voter registration form (seen below) reveals that he is, in fact, 100% male. The document is on file with the New York City Board of Elections.
Follow the link for the image.
We went to the SPCA on Friday and adopted two six-month-old cats, brother (on the left) and sister. They are as rambunctious as one could wish and busily engaged in taking over the house. Their favorite spot is the top of the cat tower that I built several years ago from scrap lumber and left-over carpet pieces.
They do not replace JoCat; they succeed her.
Bruce Lowry observes the eraser marks:
Indeed, in many parts of this country, we run from our history, or at least its unsavory parts. A couple of years ago, the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., issued a ground-breaking report titled “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.”
The report found that “very few public commemorations of African Americans’ suffering during the post-slavery era exist today” and that “no prominent monument or memorial” existed to mark the deaths of the nearly 4,000 Southern lynchings that had been documented at the time of the EJI’s report in 2015.
Follow the link for the complete article.
Redacted Tonight’s Natalie McGill lampoons corporations’ “corporate responsibility theatrics.”
In The Roanoke Times, historian Robert Willingham points out just who, exactly, is guilty of “whitewashing history.” A nugget; follow the link for the rest:
*The statues were erected during the beginning of the Jim Crow era, roughly about a century ago.