Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Well, it’s all over but the shouting.  And some remaining counting.  And maybe a little rioting and looting.  As of yesterday morning, my prediction was a narrow race; I figured we’d see a narrow Trump win but reckoned a narrow Biden win possible, which if that was to be combined with a Democrat Congress, well then Katie-bar-the-doors, because we’re probably fucked.

One of the nicer things about being in Alaska, where we are house-hunting this week, is that East Coast returns start coming in at 3:00PM, and you don’t have to stay up late to get a pretty good idea of who is winning.

And, well, now we know.  It sure as hell looks like a toss-up.  As of this writing, Trump needs to hold Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and flip either Wisconsin, Michigan or Nevada to win.  Arizona, despite being “called,” is still supposedly in play.  Good news:  The GOP holds the Senate, so a supposed President Biden will have some brakes on what stupidity he can commit.

More election analysis on Friday, and believe you me, it will be worth every penny you paid for it.  And so…

On To the Links!

Forced Monkey Labor would be a great band name.  Also, fuck PeTA.

Hoisted on their own petards.

Bizarre ancient animals.  Cool stuff!

R.I.P. Sir Sean Connery.  The end of an era.

There could be 300 million habitable planets in our galaxy.  Cool.

Richard Grenell calls out that asshole Wolf Blitzer.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the (mid-Triassic) water.

This Week’s Idiots:

Keith Ellison is an idiot, but he may have a point here.  Let’s hope.

Mother Jones’ Kara Vought is an idiot.

James Clyburn is still an idiot.

These people are all idiots.

Now then:

This week we bring to you probably the best American railroad song ever written, City of New Orleans.  While the song was written by Steve Goodman for his 1971 album, I’ve always liked how Arlo Guthrie did it.  Enjoy.