Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Starting Sunday evening, a winter storm came down on the Susitna Valley, dumping a foot or so of the white stuff on the country from Talkeetna north.  The week to come is supposed to be clear and cold, which will allow folks some time to dig out.  But down here south of Willow, it was kind of a nothing-burger; a couple of inches of nice fluffy snow and one mild day with some wind.  But rest assured, more snow will be coming.

Winter sunset in the Great Land.

The one down side on this winter weather is that we occasionally have doctor’s appointments that take us on the 90-minute drive to Anchorage.  In warmer weather, that trip is just annoying.  In winter, it can be downright unsettling.  But, as with everything, living in the Great Land comes with a few ups and downs – and believe you me, the ups sure as shootin’ outweigh the downs.

Now then…

On To the Links!

“Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged Thursday that “transitory” is not the best word to use to describe rising inflation in the United States.”  No shit, Sherlock.

Quick answer:  No, there is no right to an education.

This should come as no surprise; the guy’s entire career has been a tissue of whoppers.

Yes.  It was his fault.

Now DeSantis Derangement Syndrome is a thing.  And will continue to be, I’m guessing; I expect him to run for President, if not in this cycle, then the next.

Speaking of which; uninformed libs RHEEEEEed over another DeSantis action and self-owned.  Hah.

What an asshole.

Rats leaving a sinking ship.

Still just thirty years away.

Racist and clueless.

Fun as that would be, nothing is ever permanent.

I’m surprised it’s as high as 22%.

Color me skeptical.

This Week’s Idiots:

Salon‘s Jim Sleeper is an idiot.

The American Prospect’s Robert Kuttner is an idiot.

Slate’s Jordan Weissmann (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

Robert Reich is still a sawed-off runt, and an idiot.

Slate’s Lili Loofbourow is an idiot.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The Atlantic’s Barton Gellman is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Brewer & Shipley’s 1971 tune One Toke Over the Line has the distinction of having been banned from radio play over big parts of the country, due to the marijuana references mixed in with Biblical ones (I’m one toke over the line, sweet Jesus, one toke over the line).  Banning songs from radio play wasn’t unknown; when I was in high school, the Nazareth song Hair of the Dog was banned for the line Now you’re messing with a, a son of a bitch and everyone from that era is familiar with Charlie Daniel’s cleaned-up radio version of The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

Brewer & Shipley’s tune, while it upset some folks, most notably then Vice-President Spiro Agnew, is still kind of a fun, irreverent take on the culture of the late Sixties and early Seventies.  And the duo made up for the lack of radio play in some areas by performing this song at concerts across the country, most notably while opening for Melanie in 1971-72.

And here, for your enjoyment, is that song; take it or leave it, but I like it.