October 8, 2016

Stop in for some ratification at the Rat Café...

Talk about anything you want, but please vote in Round #2 of the Most Loved Rat contest. Today, we've got Virgil...

Version 4

and Tumultia...

Version 5

I prefer...
 
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25 comments:

Laslo Spatula said...

I have given plentiful "rat whimsy and rat sadness over the last two days, and have received no food pellets from Althouse.

You're on your own on this one.

I am Laslo.

rhhardin said...

I worked Sydney Australia this morning, a guy who was willing to work to read me out of the noise, in an Oceana contest. A kindness that you sometimes get and need, if you're hyper low power. You get the thrill of incredible distance.

rhhardin said...

Though strictly speaking the distance isn't as incredible as it appears. It's more distant up to 6000 miles, and then the waves start converging again instead of diverging.

You do rely on multiple earth bounces and low attenuation in the night-shaded atmosphere.

Michael K said...

I just wonder what Hillary and the Crime Family have on Ryan. He was off the USS Trump before the rats.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Tumultia looks like a psycho rat.

David Begley said...

I heard Virgil has a shady past. Nasty comments about female rats.

wildswan said...

I see Tumultia as an art rat (note the picasso type face) who is looking in the mirror after a hard night crawling bars and cafes with the Rat Pack in the Museum of Modern Art where she and her 17 significant others live. They swing from Calder's and play King of the Castle on the Moore's while sampling beers, wines, cheeses and pates they drag from the back of food pantries through secret tunnels to their deep, deep lairs. These tie in with the Great Rat Trail that runs through New York subway tunnels where most rats hang out. But Tumultia ran away when she was 17 (days) following a pied piper who promised to show her the way to go and that was to MOMA, to the rats, "Ultimate Big Momma". It was rat heaven at first but now she wonders at times if she is in rats alley where the dead men lost their bones. Thus she has symbolic depth of subjectivity vision lacking in the other rats who are objective and hence objectify their toxic rattishness. Tumultia leaves little piles in the open and an artist has noticed them and built a career on them and has a show opening at MOMA - It's A Rat's Life. The others jealously plan to vandalize it and Tumultia has counter planned presenting the vandalism as performance art. Ars longa, vita brevis.

Curious George said...

#3 Comey. X

buwaya puti said...

Tumultia is high maintenance.
She also probably came on to Trump-rat.

Where is Trump-rat?

Clinton-rat is probably mostly unconscious so you can skip that one.

buwaya puti said...

Wildswan,

Art rats with that sort of career are usually rather mousy-looking.

dustbunny said...

Virgil is the status quo, establishment choice. Tumultia is the fuck you candidate.

buwaya puti said...

Virgil is a squared-away rat, the chairman of the joint chiefs of rat. Steely-eyed and broad shouldered, he just gave a rather disturbing address threatening the Russian Putin-rat.

buwaya puti said...

Rats aside,
I note that Spain hasn't had a government in nine months, everything being run by the "permanent government", the bureaucracy.
Belgium made do with the same system for 22 months.

buwaya puti said...

Re Spain - ten months actually.
I also note that Spain, semi-socialist, semi-backward, and way less naturally endowed with riches and talent, zero population growth and no government, managed to grow >3% for nearly two years now, in a global economic slump, while the US managed half of that. Thats what a recovery looks like.
And their unemployment rate statistics are un-finagled like the US ones.

buwaya puti said...

Also a comment on Spanish corruption.
There is a great deal more petty stuff, paid off cops, purchased licenses, greasing of paperwork. But the grand scale of corruption is much less grand. Payoffs are small, the favors purchased are small. They forced the King to resign over a mere few million. Major politicians are gone quick and dont stay around.
There is no Trillions$ overhang on Wall Street, or their equivalent, to protect through owning the government.
The worst corruption came with the EU money such as the whole program of EU financed alternate energy projects, which was, altogether, the largest piece of robbery in Spanish history.
Thats gone, net EU payments to Spain are now marginal.

buwaya puti said...

An example on un-fudged unemployment rates - the US and Spain have about the same population employment rates - about 58% for Spain, 59.5 for the US both as per the St. Louis Fed- that is the proportion of the working age population employed.
However, the official unemployment rate is

Spain - 20% (Jul 2016)
US - 5% (the other day)

Cooking the books much?

Roughcoat said...

I don't give a shit about Spain. So there's that.

buwaya puti said...

Point being, you all can learn something from even such a flyblown place. Such as for instance the degree of corruption of your economic statistics.

People making big decisions in the US take the unemployment rate seriously. This is what happens when systems become decadent, they feed themselves lies.

buwaya puti said...

Also re the Democrat party intention to (further) open the spigots on alternate energy. Been done, learn from others mistakes.

mockturtle said...

Tumultia is clearly unhinged. Literally.

mikee said...

I, for one, will not click on two pictures of rat doodles to select what is supposed to be my preference.

Now, were they weevils, I would of course select the lesser of the two.

mockturtle said...

I think Ann is using a kind of rat-schach test to see how many of us are mentally unstable. ;-)

rehajm said...

I've been watchingThe Weather Channel for two days. Anything interesting happen in the election?

rehajm said...

Jeezus. Wikileaks beter start leakin'...

I bet Mitt's not doin' nuthin'.

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