Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!
Happy Hump Day!

Loves me some global warming.  Single digits here in the Denver area last night, expected high of 11 degrees today.  Normal daytime highs for mid-November here are in the 40-50 range.

But that’s weather for you.  Everybody complains about it, but nobody does anything about it, the maneuverings of Al Gore and his crowd aside.

While we’re on the topic of weather, the three possibilities for new projects right now include locations in:

  • Cleveland, OH
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA

Of the three, were I picking just a place to visit, I’d pick Seattle first, the looney Bay Area second and Cleveland third – but I’m paid to work, not to enjoy scenery and a salubrious climate.  Still, having been accustomed to reasonably mild Denver-area winters, and then having spent last winter in northern Indiana and the one before in Minneapolis, some time in a warmer climate would be nice.

Speaking of Washington; one of the dumber ballot initiatives of this election just past was Washington’s I-594, which (like a similarly stupid and unenforceable law passed by our Colorado Legislature) requires background checks for any firearms transfer, anytime, anywhere.  Why is it stupid?  Because it’s laughably unenforceable and will have no effect at all on criminals, who don’t and won’t give an ounce of rat’s pee about conforming to gun laws.

Girls with GunsA backlash is coming in the form of a protest involving deliberate civil disobedience.  At the moment of this writing over 5,600 gun owners have pledged to gather and transfer firearms to one another, freely, with no background checks taking place – knowingly committing what is now a felony in Washington and daring the state to arrest them.  See the Facebook page for I-594 I Will Not Comply for details.

It will be interesting to see how it all pans out.  Civil disobedience has a long, long history in this country, and if there ever was a ripe opportunity for it, it is for stupid laws like I-594.  Maybe we can get a similar thing going here in Colorado.

Well, at least science has solved our ketchup problem.  (Ketchup problem?  Was there a ketchup problem?  Who knew?)