This has been a funny year, outdoors-wise. I didn’t fish or hunt in Alaska at all this year, and you might find that odd, since the fishing and hunting were one of our main draws to move here. But since there is a one-year residency requirement before you can buy a resident license, and because I didn’t want to pay non-resident fees, I let it go for now.
A week from today, though, I will be heading back to Colorado to attend the general rifle elk season with loyal sidekick Rat. I won’t be hunting, just tagging along with a sidearm, but as much as Colorado has gone loony the last few years, Grand and Routt Counties are still for the most part reasonably sane. Plus it’s gorgeous country, and maybe Rat will fill an elk tag, after which event I’ll try to talk him out of some tenderloin and a few steaks.
We take our outdoor adventuring where we find it, you know? Now then…
On To the Links!
President Biden(‘s handlers) to oil companies: “Please lower your prices, and just forget that I screwed you over earlier this year.” Oil companies correct response would be “Go fuck yourself.” We’ll see what happens.
10 Ways the Chinese Government Lied, Misled, and Messed Up Early on in the Pandemic. No shit.
Why China Is Alienating the World. Well, they’re commies. It’s what they do.
Here’s an interesting bit on why some of our early ancestors left Africa.
The Incredible Shrinking Dollar.
Entrepreneurship may bring down beef prices.
The Biden(‘s handlers) continues to appoint incompetents. Yeah, this will end well.
Heels-Up Harris may have violated IRS rules on tax-exemption for churches while campaigning for McAuliffe in Virginia. Let’s be honest; nothing will come of this. She has the ultimate political “Get Out of Jail Free Card” – a “D” after her name.
You know, this might just work.
Robert Stacy McCain has an interesting piece on how social media makes people stupid. Granted plenty of people are already stupid.
This Week’s Idiots:
Alexandria “Crazy Eyes” Occasional Cortex isn’t just an idiot, she’s an idiot with a toxic narcissism disorder.
Maxine Waters (Moron – CA) remains the stupidest member of Congress. And she’s up against some pretty stiff competition.
The daffy old Bolshevik from Vermont is still an idiot.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Asshole – RI) is an idiot.
Representative Adam Schiff (Bug-eyed Loser – CA) is an idiot.
CNN’s Ruth Ben-Ghiat is an idiot.
CNN’s Chris Cillizza (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) is still a cheap hack, and an idiot.
Vox‘s Tim Ryan Williams is an idiot.
The Hill’s Antjuan Seawright is an idiot.
OK, that’s all I can take for this week. I actually do read these, you know.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Back in the Eighties and Nineties I was listening to a lot of George Thorogood and his band, The Delaware Destroyers. I saw him in concert in a small venue in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about 1987 or so, and he put on a hell of a show.
His signature piece from that era, of course, was the 1982 tune Bad To The Bone. In the official music video for that song, George plays pool against one of his musical influences, Bo Diddley (George covered a lot of Bo Diddley songs in his various albums) with real-life pool champ Willie Mosconi looking on. It’s a fun song, with a lot of Thorogood’s typical rollicking, slam-bang guitar work. Also, the cigar-ash-tap bit at the end of the last match – priceless. Don’t forget to check the faces of the female spectators in the concert clips. Here is that song and that video – enjoy.