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December 18, 2008

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Melanie @ MelADramatic Mommy

That Kiss caption was the best!

Da Goddess

I firmly reject SJP as Shoe Czar. I usually hate her footwear. Yikes!

Appoint me. I have great taste in shoes, even if I can't afford them.

Jason

I love them all. But what does schlock mean? I don't get out much.

Ellie

Well done, you. It's high time this country got serious about Schlock.

Rick's Cafe

Wonder if it's old age or scotch that caused my memory lapse?

I just might be able to stomach some deep fried rat provided it's washed down with plenty of decent beer. After all, I did finally learned to stomach escargot!

Mental P Mama

Oh, so that's how you spell schlock....

Snorpht FingerPoot

Rick,
Not trying to be anal, but it was the Germans paying 1 Euro per dead rat.

The French? They're too busy surrendering France to the Muslims.

And I've been to GuangZhou, that's Cantonese down there and they will eat things I can't stomach to type out.

They eat anything but they won't EAT ME!

Maria

P.S.
Your photo did not scar me.

Maria

Jocelyn has always scarred me...or scared me...or whatever...even when she was back on surgery number 1. It was quite arresting to see her face at the forefront of your blog. Yet deliciously funny.

Rick's Cafe

Choose not to mention either the cat article or the rat article (Frenchmen who are poor apparently have too much pride to collect rats even with a bounty of 1 Euro apiece-(those empty beer bottles must pay better) and how it relates to the oriental food business.

Opps......guess Snorpht & I read the same trash - a dangerous insite to the mentals workings.

The Glamorous Life

When I heard they were picking a 'car czar' my first thought was 'REALLY? That is the best title we can come up with? A CZAR??

Oh and that is a lovely drivers license photo of you.

Snorpht FingerPoot

O, and EAT ME & some cats.

Snorpht FingerPoot

JUST WHAT WE NEED...
MORE CATS. i DON'T EAT'EM, BUT I LIKE KILLIN'M!

Search:
China protest decries custom of eating cats
AP
By GILLIAN WONG,Associated Press Writer AP - 2 hours 4 minutes ago

BEIJING - A southern Chinese province must stop the "shameful" and "cruel slaughter" of cats for food, a group of more than 40 animal lovers in Beijing said Thursday as they unfurled banners in a tearful protest.
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Thousands of cats across the country have been caught in the past week by traders and transported to Guangdong province to be killed for food, said the protesters gathered at the Guangdong government's office in Beijing.

"We are very angry because the cats are being skinned and then cooked alive. We must make them correct this uncivilized behavior," said Wang Hongyao, who represented the group in submitting a letter to the Guangdong office.

The protesters urged the provincial government to crack down on cat traders and restaurants that serve cat meat, although no law says it is illegal to eat cats. It has long been common for cats and dogs to be eaten in some parts of China and in some other Asian countries.

The demonstrators held up banners saying "Cooking cats alive! Shame on Guangdong!" and "Resolutely oppose cruel slaughter" as they met with a representative of the Guangdong office.

Calls to the Guangdong provincial office in Beijing rang unanswered, while the government news office in the province refused to comment.

The protest was apparently in response to Chinese media reports in recent days that carried pictures of furry felines peering out through bamboo crates and metal cages, apparently en route to Guangzhou, Guangdong's capital. Other pictures show cats being skinned in restaurant kitchens.

About 5,000 cats were sent from Nanjing to Guangzhou, while cats from Shanghai, Hangzhou and other places were also being rounded up, the Chengdu Business Daily reported last week. The paper said people in Guangdong eat 10,000 cats a day.

No reason was given for the increased media coverage, or if there has been an increase in cat meat consumption.

Many of the protesters in Beijing were retirees who said they have been caring for strays cats. The protesters said they believed that some street cats in Beijing, "especially the fat ones," have disappeared and were likely nabbed by cat meat dealers.

"These cats, they are like our children," said Cui Qingzhen, a 56-year-old woman who said she has been feeding street cats for six years. "We can't let these people do this to them."

Rick's Cafe

Too funny!

And congrats to all the winners.

Where is the aftermath party going to be held? I want to make sure I'm there to hob-nob with all the celbs!

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