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  • mistermuse 6:28 pm on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , kitten, , lyin' king, , Ohio, POLITICAL ANIMALS, ,   


    This morning’s newspaper brings news of “another copycat slinking in on Rabbit Hash’s paw-litical scene.” As long-time readers may recall from my posts of 7/27/17 and earlier, Rabbit Hash is a small canine-run KY town on the banks of the Ohio River, not far from…

    Now It seems that the small village of Omena, Michigan, has elected as mayor a feline named Sweet Tart (not to mention two dogs and a goat elected to lesser offices), and has received no small amount of pub in the bargain:

    Friends, I’m not saying that the Kentucky town is trying to hog all the attention for having an animal mayor, but one gets the impression that Rabbit Hash feels Omena is horning in on their territory. Bobbi Kayser, ex-exec secretary and campaign manager to the former mayor, border collie Lucy Lou (who ran on the slogan “The Bitch You Can Count On”), admitted as much in the news article. “It all started here in Rabbit Hash–a tradition that Rabbit Hash could claim as its own. Now, we can’t. I’m a bit resentful. I’ve heard that in addition to the cat in Michigan, down south there is a donkey serving as mayor.”

    Personally, I have a bigger problem with the jackass serving in the oval office, who yesterday referred to former White House counsel John Dean as a “rat” for his part in exposing Watergate. Unlike the Lyin’ King, Sweet Tart wasn’t born on Easy Street — as a kitten, she was found abandoned and half-starved alongside a trail near Omena in 2009. So I say “Lighten Up, Rabbit Hash” and “Good for Sweet Tart!” Just because people get jealous and fight like cats and dogs, doesn’t mean animals should lower themselves to human standards.


    • Paul Sunstone 9:12 pm on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      These days, a lot of Colorado’s mountain towns rely on tourism now that most of the mineral deposits they were founded to exploit have played out and the mines have closed. Years ago, one tiny unincorporated village in South Park (the South Park of cartoon fame) elected an orange cat mayor in order to justify tourist dollars flowing into the community.

      Beyond that, Diarrhea to Trump! Lord knows, he’s already got diarrhea of the Twitter account.

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      • mistermuse 11:05 pm on August 20, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        ….not to mention most Republicans in Congress, who have jaundice of the backbone for failing to call out Trump’s most egregious slanders and lies.

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    • masercot 6:33 am on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      A snake was elected as county treasurer in Hale County, PA. He was elected by a majority of voters after it came out that he was an adder.

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      • mistermuse 9:35 am on August 21, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        Very interesting. I heard that a Lesser Anteater was voted out as ant catcher in Termite, Texas, for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, the sloth who was voted in is even less up to the job.

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    • calmkate 6:52 am on August 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      OUCH, I hear you … heard about the 5yo carry on our mob have displayed … and we pay them for it??!?

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    • America On Coffee 3:39 pm on October 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Bad justice reigning over politics. Which is cat and which is dog maybe we will soon find out. But, in order to have a government with better politicians, we have to clean up the supposed keepers and protectors of the constitution. The music is so surreal with the times.

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  • mistermuse 12:00 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , good old boy, , , , , , Ohio, , Presidents' Day, , , Walter Donaldson   


    My fellow Americans: as most of you know, today is PRE-RESIDENTS’ DAY. But whether you’re a typical well-educated American, or just a good-old-boy American, you probably can’t name many PRE-RESIDENTS. Some of you may not even know where the PRE-RESIDENT resides. Know problem. Think of him or her this-a-way: if you’re addicted to playing the lottery, you no doubt think of yourself as a pre-multimillionaire. In the same way, being the optimist that you are, it logically follows that a PRE-RESIDENT must be a homeless person — but only a temporarily homeless person (or, in this case, a temporarily White Houseless person). So, as soon as a temporarily homeless/White Houseless person wins the big prize, (s)he’s home free, so to speak.

    But, sad to say, neither want nor optimism guarantees a winner, as you may perchance recall:


    Feb. 15 being a holiday and all, I trust you’ll pardon my using the re-reposted WINTERDREAM poem one more time (I could’ve taken today off, you know). But, as long as I’m here, Feb. 15 also happens to be the birthday of prolific pre-WW II songwriter Walter Donaldson, one of whose noteworthy songs is on the money for resident Ohioan mistermuse (that’s Hoagy Carmichael on the vocal about two minutes in):

    Yes, there really is no place like home. May you never end up a PRE-RESIDENT.

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    P.S. As I put the finishing touches to this post on Sunday, it saddens me to add this postscript: late Saturday night, a fire across the river in Kentucky destroyed the 185 year old Rabbit Hash General Store, which was not only “the center of the universe” (to quote a board member of the local Historical Society), but the campaign headquarters and second home of Lucy Lou, the doggone best of all the pre-presidents running for President, by fur:

    Rabbit Hash General Store destroyed in fire

    • Cynthia Jobin 12:14 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      And here I thought the 15th was “Recuperate from Valentine’s Day” day… These holidays now seem to be coming upon us as fast as mondays! Having been a pre-resident and a post-resident of several places several times in my life, I am too weary to say anything tonight except “Yay Hoagy!”

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    • mistermuse 12:29 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hoagy lives forever in Stardust memories.

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    • linnetmoss 7:43 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So sad about the Rabbit Hash. Great song though, I enjoyed it!

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    • mistermuse 9:57 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Rabbit Hashers are fundraising to build a replacement general store modeled on the original (in hopes of retaining its status on the National Register of Historic Places). I’d been in the old store several times, and whether the aromas, squeaky floor boards, homey atmosphere and overall ambiance can be duplicated is questionable….but I wish them all the success in the universe.


    • arekhill1 11:12 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Does Joe Biden count, even though the government already gives him a house?


    • mistermuse 11:46 am on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      If you ask me, Joe should’ve gotten in the race for the White House. Electability-wise, he’d be looking pretty good right now, compared with all the other choices.


      • Michaeline Montezinos 12:45 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I agree with you, mistermuse, in wishing Joe Biden had been a candidate for the pre-resident. Now I can hardly watch those idiots. It makes a person want to stay home and not vote, even by absentee ballot. I was saddened to hear about the fire that ended the historical building.

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    • mistermuse 1:22 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Michaeline. Here’s the latest on the Rabbit Hash building:



      • Michaeline Montezinos 2:25 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for the sad news about the fire of the Rabbit Hash building, I could see how much this historic house meant to the local people. I am glad no one was hurt but saddened by the loss of not only the house but the antiques inside.

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    • Don Frankel 4:19 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Love that poem Muse. A lot of money only gets you in trouble.

      Now as to the fire at the Rabbit Hash General Store if this does not scream conspiracy what does? If you ask me the first culprit that comes to mind is the guy who claimed that there was no need to vote for one of his opponents as he was dead. No names here as I don’t want my humble abode to burn down next. But the Secret Service had better start to surround Lucy Lou If not well I’ll have to come out of retirement. Then it gets ugly.

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      • Michaeline Montezinos 7:44 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        If the going gets tough the Michele gets going. If you need backup just call me and I will help protect you and your home. I think prayer counts, don’t you, Don Frankel?

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    • mistermuse 10:11 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I think you may be right, Don – the culprit probably has a bone to pick with Lucy Lou, but if he thinks she’s going to turn tail and not run for President, he’s barking up the wrong tree. Right now, Lucy Lou is apparently lying low, as the media hasn’t seen hide nor hair of her since the fire. I suspect that the Secret Service has advised her to remain indognito for a while.


      • Michaeline Montezinos 10:41 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        indognito…? Did you mean incognito and made a slight typing error or is this a pun I don’t understand, mistermuse? Sorry to nitpick but in the past you have pointed out ways I could improve my writing. Once it was about the placing of a comma and you were right.

        In May I will be moving to a first floor apartment instead of stair climbing up to the second floor. Does this make me a pre-resident?


    • mistermuse 11:56 pm on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Indognito was an incognito pun, Michaeline. If you didn’t recognize it, apparently it worked, which pleases me, because I worked like a dog to think of it. 🙂

      Sorry, I won’t address your last question, because my policy is one question per customer.


      • Michaeline Montezinos 7:35 am on February 17, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I recognize your pun now and it is a good one, mistermuse, Now may I ask if moving to another apartment makes me a pre-resident. Thanks for your answer if you choose to give me on, doggone it.


        • mistermuse 9:52 am on February 17, 2016 Permalink

          Michaeline, I must say you’re very dogged in your pursuit of an answer, so I will pre-sent you with an answer: yes and no. Yes, you’re a pre-resident of the apartment you’re moving to, and no, you’re not a pre-resident in terms of being homeless before you move to your pre-destination. If you don’t believe in pre-destination, I pre-sume you’re just pre-tending to move and will stay put.


    • Don Frankel 9:55 am on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Indognito is up there with the best of them. Politics is a dog eat dog world.


    • mistermuse 10:36 am on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Don, anyone who thinks a dog shouldn’t run for President hasn’t been paying attention to the GOP debates.


    • BroadBlogs 2:07 pm on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Is Ted Cruz a pre-resident?


    • mistermuse 3:45 pm on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I hope not (or, as Ted Cruz might pray re his opponents: I pray not).


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