Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

We spent a good part of last week, from Tuesday to Saturday, snowed in.  As in, honest to gosh, snowed in – the driveway was snowed shut, we couldn’t get in or out.  Our snowplow guy, aided by a new pair of tire chains, had a good job of work to do before we could get the truck out to the road.  And then, Monday night and Tuesday morning, we got dumped on again.  This time it wasn’t the usual light, powdery snow, it was that heavy wet stuff, perfect for snowballs but nasty for shoveling.

But then, it’s Alaska.  We expect this kind of thing.

While we keep well-stocked at this time of year (prudent, when you live in rural Alaska) I don’t like depending on other people when something like this happens.  So, in the spring, I think I’ll start looking around for a small utility tractor with a loader, so I can keep my own drive clear in winter.  A small tractor is always useful around a country place, anyway.  The Old Man had a great one, a 1950-something Ford Powermaster, and it served him reliably for over thirty years.  I’ll need something along those lines.

Rural living, eh?  Still wouldn’t go back to living in town, not for all the tea in China.

And so…

On To the Links!

Personally I wish she’d do us all a favor and just wear a bag over her head.

More on that:  Hypocrites gonna hypocrite.

Illinois Governor Pritzker the Hutt is fighting like hell to keep face diapers on kids.

Another “Arkancide?”

I love a happy ending.

Now that is how you shitlord.

I’d buy this guy a beer any time.

Can the Dems dodge doomsday?  Probably not, it’s too late and they’re too clueless.

Canadian Conservatives up ten points in recent poll.  A reaction to the trucker convoy?  Very likely.

The Black Lives Matter scam.

AntiProfa assholes pick fight with biker gang, are surprised when it doesn’t go well for them.

Heels-Up Harris just keeps going from bad to worse.  No wonder her approval ratings are lower than pubic lice.

Elon Musk takes another shot at Fauxcohantas Warren, and places it in the ten-ring.

Lying liars gonna lie.

This Week’s Idiots:

CNN’s Nicole Hemmer is an idiot.

Salon’s Jon Skolnik is an idiot.

Slate’s Abdullah Shihipar is an idiot.

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

TNR’s Michael Tomasky is an idiot.

U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes is an idiot.

The Atlantic’s Rachel Gutman is an idiot.

Politico’s John Harris is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Tom Petty was another rocker taken from us too soon.  While his career and top songs are well-known, what isn’t as well-known is the friendships he maintained among his fellow musicians, sometimes for decades.  And while his friendship and off-and-on musical collaboration with Stevie Nicks is no news to anyone who was following rock in the Seventies and Eighties, what is not as well known is that Petty’s hit Don’t Come Around Here No More was based on an argument Petty overheard between Nicks and her former lover Joe Walsh (yes, of The James Gang and the Eagles, that Joe Walsh.)

Now the video of Petty’s Don’t Come Around Here No More is not only entertaining in its use of Alice in Wonderland imagery, it also establishes that Tom Petty was a better Mad Hatter than Johnny Depp ever dreamed of being.  See for yourself: