Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

This will probably be the last regular post of the year, unless something really amazing happens that I just can’t wait to discuss.  The holidays beckon, and I have kids and grandkids to see, Kung Flu be damned.  Next year Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. will be in the Great Land and winter travel more… complicated.

For now I’d like to use this space to thank all you True Believers for reading and commenting throughout this train wreck of a year.  Best and heartiest wishes to you all from the Casa de Animal for a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, productive and profitable 2021.  Enjoy some holiday totty from now until January 4th, and we’ll see you in the new year.  Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr!

And with that…

On To the Links!

The first domino to fall?  Well, not yet, but this is interesting.

National treasure Dr. Victor Davis Hanson:  But he (Biden) will face Nemesis in a way that few other presidents have ever encountered the cruel Greek god. Biden’s hubris and that of the media/Democratic Party fusion almost guarantee such divine retribution.


Members of the new U.S. Space Force to be addressed as “Guardians.”  I can only accept this if the highest-ranking member of the Space Force carries the title of “Star-Lord.”

CDC tracking allergic reactions to the new Kung Flu vaccines.  Just like every vaccine ever developed, some people will be allergic.  As of last Saturday, there have been six reactions out of 272,000 doses.  Speaking as someone who has been in the business for thirty years, that’s not out of the ordinary.

Neandertals may have… hibernated?  Color me skeptical.

We continue to mortgage our grandchildren’s futures, and history will rightly damn us for it.  Here’s a short list of crap that has no business being in a Kung Flu relief bill, like the Appropriations Committee’s “Office of Diversity and Inclusion” and “Pacific Coast Salmon Recovery.”  This, True Believers, is why Congress-critters have approval ratings somewhere between cockroaches and polecats.

This Week’s Idiots:

Paul Krugman is and always will be a cheap hack, and an idiot.

Salon‘s Amanda Marcotte is an idiot.

The Conversation’s David Hope & Julian Limberg are idiots.

If these idiots do this, this is actually racist.

NBC New’s Michael Mann is an idiot.

The Hill’s Joe Concha is an idiot.

Robert Reich remains an idiot.

And so:

There’s been a lot of talk about how the GOP should proceed, after a much-better-than-expected set of Congressional elections and a apparent narrow Presidential loss tainted by a yet-to-be-determined amount of shenanigans in several big (and blue) cities.

I do, as it happens, have some thoughts on that, and maybe we’ll explore those in the new year.  Bear in mind that I’m not a regular conservative but a minarchist libertarian, so my ideas may be quite a bit different than how most of the GOP may be thinking.  But as for demeanor, well, Alice Cooper may have some advice for Congressional Republicans, and I think they may want to listen to him.  From 1990’s Alice Cooper Trashes the World, this is No More Mr. Nice Guy.  Enjoy.