Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Drug dealers and growers are running amok in Los Angeles County.  But get this line from the story:

Another resident said the issue they run into with reporting the illegal farms is that there are so many that law enforcement puts them on a list and they do not know which ones are a priority to get rid of. (Los Angeles County Sheriff) Villanueva (a liberal Democrat) said he prioritizes the farms that are nearby the residential areas along with loosening the “may-issue” requirements for residents to obtain concealed carry firearm permits so they can better protect themselves.

Wait wait wait – so now, in extremis, when citizens are being confronted by armed cartel members literally on their doorsteps – now is the time to loosen up the issue of carry permits?

Welcome to reality, Sheriff Villanueva.  Here’s a thought:  How about the people of LA County tell their obviously failed law enforcement to get stuffed, get a citizen’s militia together, photograph the cartel guys from drones, publish their photos and putting a $1,000 bounty on each one – dead or alive?

OK, so with that off my chest…

On To the Links!

Good Guy with Gun.  The Left claims these don’t exist.

I’m guessing this is going to be a long, hard slog.

So, sort of a Secret State Police, then?  (Just for fun, in German that’s Geheime Staatspolizei.)  But hey. no more mean tweets!

Gas prices are expected to keep going up.  But hey, no more mean tweets!

Democrats dig themselves in deeper on election integrity.  But hey, no more mean tweets!

Speaking of integrity, and the lack thereof…  Bear in mind that this is Obama‘s former ethics chief speaking.

AntiProfa attacks demonstrators at an LA spa.  Because free speech can’t be allowed!

Yeah, this will end well.

New poll shows 78% of Americans are racists, bigots and probably pick their noses.

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.

Read this, and picture Putin literally throwing back his head and laughing until he can’t breathe.

And they fall for it every time.

Of course they’re being played!  It’s what the GOP does best.

Ow ow ow ow ow!

No shit, Sherlock.

Why don’t they just change their name to KGB and have done with it?

And here’s some more Soviet-level bullshit.

Could these assholes be any more blatant in their hypocrisy?  What.  Assholes.

Liberal Writer to Progressives: ‘What Happened to You?’

Well now, this is interesting.  Larry Elder as Governor of California?  Longest of long shots, but if there are debates, they’ll be fun to watch.

This Week’s Idiots:

USA Today‘s Kevin Cokley is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Hayes Brown (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

Slate‘s Lili Loofbourow is an idiot.

What idiot thought this up?

Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) is a partisan hack, and an idiot.

Raytheon is apparently run by idiots.

Not just idiocy:  Absolute fucking lunacy, described at Battleswarm.

The New York Times’ Michelle Cottle is an idiot.

Scientific American‘s A. Hopper is an idiot.

The Atlantic‘s Ibram Kendri (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison is an idiot.

Heels-Up Harris continues to say idiotic things.  Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people?  Mrs. Animal and I live out in the sticks – the post office doesn’t even deliver here, we are technically classified as “remote” – and we have a solid internet connection and a full modern office with computers, a scanner and printer, all the modern doodads.  And everyone out here has cell phones with cameras.  Just how disconnected from reality is this twit, anyway?  It’s fucking embarrassing!

Strong Man populism?  Colonel Schlichter may have a point, but there are plenty of possibilities how this, too, could head south.

Juan Williams’ meltdown continues.

The Hill‘s Bill Press is an idiot.

The Nation‘s Rebecca Gordon is an idiot.

The daffy old Bolshevik from Vermont doubles down on stupid.

Keith Olbermann is a whistle-ass peckerhead, and an idiot.

OK, that’s all I can take for this week.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Genesis, led by front man Peter Gabriel, formed in 1967 but didn’t really gain traction until the 70s, with a couple of additions to the group that notably included drummer Phil Collins.  In 1983 the group released their twelfth album, the eponymous Genesis, which included the jarring tune Mama.

It’s an odd song, especially considering the mostly upbeat tone of the band, typified in their previous (1981) album Abacab.  Mama features a thumping, almost overwhelming synthesized drum beat, a wavering guitar lead, tremulous keyboards and, most of all, Phil Collin’s jarring vocals set off by a laugh that’s downright unsettling.  It’s an odd song, set off by a video that sets a mood that is…  Well, you decide.  Here it is.