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The cougar (Puma concolor), also puma,…native to the Americas (50 states- they caught a ride on a freighter to the Pacific). This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere (they are in Canada, Latin, and South America) An adaptable, generalist (democrat or independent) species, the cougar is found in every major New World habitat type (dog parks, pet stores, dog and cat shows, bars, offices, grocery stores- in the pet food section, deserts to midwest, coast to coast, to all the other continents of the world- they took a boat). It is the second heaviest cat in the western hemisphere after the jaguar, and the fourth heaviest in the world, along with the leopard, after the tiger, lion, and jaguar, A capable stalk-and-ambush predator , (not a spinner, twisting words so much you can’t tell the beginning from the end) the cougar pursues a wide variety of prey. …but it also hunts species as small as insects and rodents ( from DNC and SD subspecies). It prefers habitats with dense underbrush and rocky areas for stalking (they can’t be seen unless you look very very closely- by then it is too late), but it can live in open areas (demonstrating in numbers outside DCRC and DNC). courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cougar#Taxonomy_and_evolution
I am the gentle cat with the long hair (above right), the gal above is a long lost cousin. My aunt wrote this for me; I wanted to know about the election and what to expect. She told me that my cousin would be playing an integral part in it and to keep an eye on them. I asked her what a puma was, she corrected me, what a “P.U.M.A.” was? She answered, “many types of humans”, using my cousin as a symbolic icon, and are members of People United Against Action, of Party Unity My A.., of the JustSayNoDeal.com coalition, humans who are voters (what are voters I asked, later she said), who are disenchanted with with having the habitat for democracy nearly decimated, no where left to roam. Aren’t they just a bunch of grumpy old women, that is what I heard, I said out loud? No, dear little one, she came back, they are all colors, ages, and genders. How many are their numbers I meowed. Millions came the reply, that is what the numbers- blogs, hits, clicks, posts, say. What are they going to do to affect the election; what are they going to do for me, I purred?
Well, she answered, they are going to reestablish a strong foothold in the habitat, ambushing the plan by the Pelosi jaguar, the Obama gray wolf, the Axelrod black bear, and the Dean grizzly bear, to grab all the political habitat for themselves and their packs. There are so many PUMAs laying in wait to ambush the pundits and strategists, the anchors and political news directors, and especially the oh so certain of my opinoinaters who say, “What the Clinton supporters are going to is…”, they won’t know what happened, the strike will be so quickly and in such a precisely coordinated manner. Normally, these PUMAS go about their business of their lives, generally by themselves or with their cubs but because they are being driven out of their environment in which they live politically, they have all united to take action. PUMAs have chosen to follow the horse McCain charging to this path. They won’t bite his behind though, like they have done the gray wolf Obama, he is leading to a more equitable habitat and a better choice than the gray wolf Obama, who has not been able to alpha his way to the top of all the packs.
These PUMAs will vote, go into a little booth in privacy and make known their intentions independent of pack pressure. Oh so that is what a voter is, I nodded my head. This is good, I thought, I will be able to eat after November 4.
An afterthought, I reminded my aunt that not all PUMAs will vote for McCain. She heartfeltlys apologizes (she knows that is not a real word but doesn’t care, it gets the point across).