Animal’s Hump Day News

It’s been strangely mild up here the last few days.  Last Friday we got about five inches of powdery white stuff, and we’ve had scattered snow – and rain – showers on an off since, throughout an unseasonably warm spell.  Temps have actually approached forty a couple of times.  The office roof and part of the house roof dumped – Alaskans know what that means, and I’m sure anyone can figure it out, given that we get a lot of snow.

View from the office window.

But now we’re moving back into typical weather for an Alaska January, daytime highs in the teens, overnight lows around zero.  We should even see a bit of sunshine today.

The wheel turns.  We’re now only a few days from February, then March, when the very first melting begins.  Before we know it we’ll have May showers bringing June flowers, the rivers and lakes will be open, and there will be salmon and trout to be caught.  That’s a big part of what we moved here for!

Every day here in the Great Land we love it just a little bit more.  And not just because the lower 48 continues to get crazier and crazier.

Now then, since I’m done bragging about this place…

On To the Links!

This is known as belaboring the obvious.

Generic ballot (Trafalgar):  GOP +14.  Holy crap.

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Well, yeah, that’s what happens when you put a doddering, senile imbecile in the Imperial Mansion.

About time.

These assholes are the fakiest fakes that ever faked a fake.

Will Democrats ever stop embarrassing themselves?  That’s a rhetorical question, right?

Bill Maher finds an acorn.

No shit, Sherlock.

Here’s a thought:  How about everyone just minding their own fucking business?

Tomatoes of all shapes and sizes.

Europe’s first tomato.

Will Fauci retire?  My guess is, no.  The guy likes having all those strings to pull just a little too much, and he has an ego all out of proportion with his stature.

The dumbest Biden.  And as you can imagine, that’s a pretty stiff competition.

When your opponent is in the process of doing something stupid – let him.

So, what else is new?

Now you can rent a robot cheaper than hiring a human worker.  Insert comment about the real minimum wage being zero here.

This Week’s Idiots:

The Hill’s Brent Budowsky is an idiot.

Robert Reich (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a sawed-off little runt, an advocate of abusing women, and an idiot.

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

The Nation’s John Nichols (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

Vox’s Zack Beauchamp (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The LA Times’ Jackie Calmes is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Dean Obeidallah (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The Guardian’s Jan-Werner Müller is an idiot.

The Hill’s Ben Jealous is an idiot.

Brian Stelter continues to prepare for his second career as an actual potato.

The Montreal Gazette’s Josh Freed is an idiot.

Pot, meet kettle.

And on that, here from 2018 is more Stelter, who may already actually be a potato.  What an idiot.

How an idiot can stumble a country into a major war.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

The name Marvin Lee Aday ring any bells?  No?  Probably because he was better known by his stage name, Meat Loaf, and now he’s gone, at age 74.  Rock on, big guy.

Meat Loaf sure livened up FM radio when I was a teenager.  His album Bat Out of Hell was required for any teen’s rock & roll collection in those days, and was widely blasted through 20-ounce speakers from 8-track and cassette players while driving into town.

One of my favorites of his pieces was the famed Paradise By The Dashboard Light, which is actually something of a precautionary tale for teens on going too far too quickly.  Here is the original (spicy) music video for that tune.  Enjoy.