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5 October 1997
Cats and Kooks

First, sorry I'm late one week with this commentary. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, etc.

As of two weeks ago, I became the owner of a new cat, a calico longhaired female named Rainbow. She's over 15 years old. Her previous owner hadn't had the time to take her to the vet, and her hair was matted into dreadlocks.

I offered to take her to the vet, and also said I would be willing to take her home. She's now living in the bedroom. She and Tabitha (the cat I've had for the past eight years) are now in a state of "armed truce". Rainbow isn't openly hostile, but Tabitha growls, bares her teeth, and hisses when Rainbow enters her territory. There's no open hostility, and I suppose it will take some time for them to work it out with one another.


You may or may not know of Reverend Fred Phelps of Topeka, Kansas: the guy who pickets funerals of people who have died of AIDS with signs saying "God hates fags."

Well, due to pressure on his Internet service provider, his site, http://www.godhatesfags.com has been cancelled. [I have put the link there in case he finds another service provider.]

I would call this man vermin, but he is worse -- vermin, being animals, don't know any better. Rev. Phelps should. In any case, I am sorry that his site is gone. His views need to be exposed to the light of publicity so that people can see how ridiculous his anti-gay stance is. The more you push his hate-filled views underground, the more they will fester.

If you are easily offended, don't read the next paragraph.

In the absence of Rev. Phelps' site, if you want to see the definition of "hate-filled bozo" in action, http://revwhite.bestsites.net/ will do quite nicely. Some of the links don't work because they have been mistyped. You'd think that, if this was so important to him, he'd at least have spent a few minutes to check that his site was linked correctly.

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