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Nikki Haley may comment on Confederate flag:

@fitsnews: Sources:
Nikki Haley to call for Confederate flag to come down at 4:00 p.m. press conference.

Fits is waaaay plugged in to SC politics.
However, the state lege hates Haley with a passion.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jun 22, 2015, 11:40 AM (7 replies)

The best receipt ever!



"Frank" lol
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Jun 17, 2015, 11:32 AM (37 replies)

The mighty Thesaurus!



Ha!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jun 16, 2015, 06:08 AM (10 replies)

Whoa! This tropical depression heading towards Texas may actually INTENSIFY over land.

Texas is at risk of even more flooding due to rare 'brown ocean' effect

A low pressure area is spinning its way northwestward over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. On its eastern flank, massive thunderstorms tower to heights of 40,000 feet or more, dumping rainfall at rates of greater than two inches per hour.

This storm may soon become tropical storm Bill, but even if it does not develop fully, it is making a beeline for the Texas coast, between Houston and Corpus Christi.

This couldn't come at a worse time, considering that Texas just had its wettest month of any month on record during May, as did Oklahoma, which will also be affected by this storm. Flooding in these states, and others, killed more than three dozen people in May. Any new heavy rainfall is likely to result in flooding.

The National Weather Service in Houston issued a special weather statement on Monday warning of a "dangerous flood threat for parts of southeast Texas." The statement mentions the potential for up to 10 inches of rainfall in some areas. "Rainfall totals this high will lead to flooding," the NWS added.

In a fascinating but unwelcome twist, the record wet month of May ó and more recent rains in June ó may give rise to a rare meteorological event, known as a "brown ocean" storm.

In short, the tropical system trying to organize over the Gulf of Mexico may defy the common knowledge about hurricanes and tropical storms. The storm may actually intensify as it moves inland, rather than fall apart.
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More:http://mashable.com/2015/06/15/texas-floods-brown-ocean-storm/#:eyJzIjoiZiIsImkiOiJfcXpseHhoOXhxbXZ3ZnllbCJ9

Way weird. I have never heard of this before.
Texas is gonna warsh away.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jun 15, 2015, 03:32 PM (12 replies)

Another update on the abandoned cat Tiger Tim (good news and bad news)


Sunday evening update on Tiger Tim
Tiger Tim really knows how to keep us on our toes. We may need to see a doctor ourselves after he is well.

So in the morning he was fine, eating small amounts of food and being sociable. This photo was taken then (doesnít he look handsome?) But of course that was just to lull us into a state of complacency. Early in the evening the ICU vet called. Tiger Timís breathing was labored and a new x-ray showed more fluid buildup. He needed another chest tap.

This time around they removed 92 mls of fluids from around his lung. The vet was actually that precise. They changed his pain meds, too, putting him on fentanyl, but keeping him on baytril and unasyn. The problem is, until the biopsy and cultures come back, we really donít know what he has or if he needs a specific antibiotic. Right now all they can do is treat him with baytril and unasyn, which are pretty broad spectrum.

After giving us the nightly scare, what did Tiger Tim do? He woke up from sedation and proceeded to meow for attention. Heís back to normal, seemingly. We, on the other hand, are aging rapidly.
Tiger Tim, buddy, get off that roller coaster!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magnificat-Cat-Rescue-and-Rehoming/335821436543926

I hope they can pinpoint his illness and that it's treatable. Sounds like he is doing better emotionally. He is one handsome cat!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Mon Jun 15, 2015, 01:44 AM (6 replies)

My medical staff


My medical staff
Dr.Moonpie on the top
Dr.Tater on the bottom
Dr.Moonpie follows me everywhere to make sure I am ok and to be sure she won't miss any treats.
Dr.Tater knows I need to keep moving. She stays in other rooms making loud and unusual noises. I have to go check because there is no telling what she is doing.
(She is the kitten who got a new loaf of bread off the counter, dragged it to her play area, and jumped up and down on it. She didn't tear the bag at all. Tater just left me a bag of crumbs and croutons.)
I am still sore but less so than yesterday. I walk to my mailbox in the morning for a longer stroll. However, "Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun."
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Jun 14, 2015, 07:48 AM (59 replies)

A cautiously optimistic report on Tiger Tim, the abandoned cat:


Friday evening update for Tiger Tim
A good afternoon. We went to visit Tiger Tim today at Animal Specialty Center, and we can't believe how much better he looks. He seems to have gained back a bit of weight and he is far livelier. He is even eating on his own - not much, but enough to make us happy. We got him his favorite dry food, but to our delight, we were told that he was nibbling at the wet food the staff was encouraging him to eat. Nibbling thoughtfully, as if pondering every mouthful, and leaving a lot behind - but he is eating.
Best of all, we got one solid bit of good news. Now, remember, we will not know for sure what Tiger Tim has until we get the biopsy results, and he is still not out of the woods. But the cytology report came back for the fluid tapped from his lung and it had one encouraging sentence: "No evidence of sepsis or neoplasia is identified."
Translated, this means there are no signs of cancer in the fluid.
We can't start celebrating yet, but - how can we put it? - our cautious optimism is a bit more optimistic this evening.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Magnificat-Cat-Rescue-and-Rehoming/335821436543926

Better news and I hope it stays that way!
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Jun 13, 2015, 04:09 AM (15 replies)

Update on Tiger, the abandoned cat:

On Wednesday evening, Tiger's condition was further explained. The good news was reflected to mention Tiger has been eating and has taken a special fancy to the vet. While she stands next to him and pats him gently on the head, Tiger will eat.

The troubling news, however is the pathology. Although it is not yet confirmed, Tiger could have cancer. The better prognosis could be pyothorax which is a condition treatable with surgery and care.

This morning, Tiger is being transferred to Animal Specialty Center where he will be getting a CT scan to help with a more definitive diagnosis. If Tiger does have cancer, he will not be subjected to surgery since it is doubtful he could even survive, but will be treated to make him as comfortable as possible for the remainder of his life.
http://www.examiner.com/article/owner-dumps-7-year-old-cat-to-high-kill-shelter-when-she-bought-a-new-sofa

Well, at least he will get good care. I'm sure having the person who raised him nearby would help. If they knew he was sick and couldn't handle it, why take him to a high-kill shelter and abandon him?
This still upsets me a lot.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Jun 11, 2015, 01:49 PM (31 replies)

Can anybody near NYC take a sweet 7yo kitteh who is heartbroken after abandoned by owner?


In a purely selfish act, seven-year-old Tiger was recently surrendered to New York City Animal Care and Control because his owner purchased a new couch.

Tiger had lived with his family since he was only three-months-old and cried with deeply sorrowful meows as his owner walked away and left him sitting on the counter where unwanted pets are surrendered. Even when the attendant warned the woman that Tiger could be euthanized at anytime, she was unmoved.

On the day, Tiger was scheduled to be euthanized, Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming from Bronx, New York City stepped in to save his life. A volunteer tells more of the tragic story:

"You said you got him when he was just three months old, and that he was now seven. You said he was a good cat, well-behaved and affectionate. That he followed you around and kept you company. That he waited at the door for you every night and that he was so happy when you came home from work. You signed the ACC paperwork, which states that a surrendered animal may be euthanized. Then you left him there and walked away, even though he cried."

Although Tiger was rescued, his sad story continues. The organization reports Tiger has recovered from his upper respiratory infection, but he refuses to eat and refuses to drink. Volunteers have been force feeding him to keep him hydrated and alive, however he just continues to stay curled up in a ball and just doesn't want to move.
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more:http://www.examiner.com/article/owner-dumps-7-year-old-cat-to-high-kill-shelter-when-she-bought-a-new-sofa

I hope that couch blows up.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jun 9, 2015, 03:40 PM (140 replies)

This man at the McKinney pool meltdown should be arrested for sexual assault:



Watch what that FF is doing to the girl in the bikini.

Maybe this will help:
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Jun 9, 2015, 03:03 AM (19 replies)
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