Cat runs for senate: Comes in third
With the American election season FINALLY over, now might be a great time to look back at some of the absurdity of it all. For example: Hank the Cat ran for a seat in the Senate in Virginia. He ended up coming in third as a write-in candidate, earning more than 6,000 votes. We won’t have the EXACT tally until November 13, however Hank’s tweets suggest that 6,000 number.
So who is Frank? According to his website:
From the very first day, Hank has been a fighter. Born to a single mother living on the streets, Hank, his mother, and his siblings were taken to an animal shelter and sat on death row. Shortly before their execution, Hank and the rest of his family were saved by an animal rescue group called Animal Allies. Hank was adopted to a loving family, and was raised by his adopted brother Sammy.
Being from the streets and having nothing, Hank learned the value of hard work. Putting himself through school while working, Hank was simply too stubborn and driven to let his disadvantages dictate his future. After graduating with honors, Hank quickly entered the business world and brought himself up to start and run a number of successful local companies.
So what kept Hank from getting elected? Some suspect a strong dog Super-PAC fought him. Others blame it on just not enough voter turnout. Either way, the success of Hank is amazing, and perhaps in a few years we’ll see Frank make a national bid.
THIS. I would totally vote for this cat. Even even has his own freaking website.
Dallas, Texas - #occupydallas starting a little early
“Excellent news - Congresswoman Giffords is back and voting tonight!” - @SenJohnMcCain
Better version of the Gabby Giffords shot.
The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care.
I stand with Planned Parenthood. Sign this petition if you do too.
Services Planned Parenthood provides:
- 36% – Birth control services
- 31% – Testing and treatment for STD’s
- 17% – Cancer screening and Prevention
- 11% – Other woman’s health services (Pap’s, LEEP procedures, etc.)
- 3% – Abortion Services
I have signed the petition and you should too! I’m pretty sure I already blogged about this but it never hurts to ask again.
Some in Congress think closing down Planned Parenthood will reduce abortions. But their services reduce unwanted pregnancies and therefore abortions.
Obama signs “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal; WHOOOOOOOOO
- good Obama has signed the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” into law, saying that ”No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie.” It’s a big emotional moment for gay rights.
- better Lt. Dan Choi, considered the “face” of the repeal movement to many for his protests in front of the White House, was on hand at the Interior Department today – to watch Obama sign the bill. Nice. source
Giving props to the Congressman man from South Houston.
Ron Paul finally getting some respect in Congress, guys: And the best part for the libertarians out there? He didn’t come to the majority; the majority slowly came to him. He has a subcommittee chair to show for it. source