Wednesday, January 23, 2013

This is your cat on catnip

Internet connection woes have plagued me for days now. Days. Bah.

Sorry about that.

Here is our recent show on WOLT-FM, have a listen. After the show, we chowed down at The Red Bowl, which has the greatest sauce (for my veggie lo mein) in the entire universe. I regret to say I don't even know what it's called. If I knew how to make it myself, I would dump it all over everything and eat it daily.

Right now: enjoying the dapper Anderson Cooper and the spirited CNN discussion about women in combat. My mother once told me that if women were ever required to register for the Selective Service (military draft) en masse, you'd see a baby-boom the likes of which this country has never seen. I always wondered if she was right. But allowing women in combat is still a long way from forcing them to register for the Selective Service. (more discussion here)

Mr Daisy is currently listening to the namesake of this blog, UNCLE DAVE'S DEAD AIR, and I am getting ready to join him.

But first, thought you should see this Public Service Announcement. I already posted it on Facebook, just to get the word out.

Get your cats and make em watch! The life you save may be theirs!

This short, seven-minute film (by Jason Willis) debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Truly inspired!

CATNIP: EGRESS TO OBLIVION?

3 comments:

D. said...

The Catnip Menace, heeheeheeheeheehee.

JoJo said...

I was wondering where you'd gotten to! Glad you are back! Yeah I'm not too thrilled about the draft anyway, for guys or girls. Do kids still have to register when they turn 18?

Danny said...

My mother once told me that if women were ever required to register for the Selective Service (military draft) en masse, you'd see a baby-boom the likes of which this country has never seen.
Unless there is a major cultural shift I think we will see Selective Service ended before we see women having to sign up for it at age 18.

As for a baby boom. Yes I do think there would be some increase but I don't think it would be enough for a boom. (On the other hand if women were required to sign up for SS would pregnancy be some mitigating factor and if so how would it mitigate. I ask this because currently there are no restrictions or conditions that can save a guy from having to sign up for SS.)

And another question about pregnant women out on the front lines. Would the possibility of pregnant women being on the front lines lead to changing the rules for battle readiness?

always wondered if she was right. But allowing women in combat is still a long way from forcing them to register for the Selective Service.
Certainly. Serving in combat is an immediate major event that you are living. SS is a hammer that hangs over your head, which may or may not drop. But you can't move from under it (or at least men can't under threat of several possible penalties).