You almost certainly noticed last week’s placeholder totty instead of regular posts. That was because Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. were in Michigan, where daughter #3 married her long-term beau. It was a great time, with a radiant bride and a beaming groom, and another incident with an adjacent wedding that made me chuckle; see the cultural edification segment below.
On the Monday after the wedding, the father of the groom invited us all on a charter fishing excursion on Lake Michigan. That was great fun. It was a gorgeous day, the kids caught some good-sized king and coho salmon, I hooked a big steelhead that leaped twice and threw the hook on the second leap, but it was still great fun.
It was a great trip, and it was even greater to see a child happily married. This makes three of four!
On To the Links!
And nothing will be done about it. Honestly, yes, John “Lurch” Kerry broke the law, and he will face zero consequences. Zero. Zip. Nada. None.
Now they’re after your 9mm handgun. Apparently a 9mm can “blow a lung out of your body.” What horseshit. I wonder what they’d think of my heavy .45 Colt loads, which I can state from experience will let daylight in both sides of a big corn-fed Iowa whitetail, the long way.
Related: Fuck off, slavers.
File this under “belaboring the obvious”: CNN doesn’t know jack shit about firearms.
This Week’s Idiots:
Senile or stupid? Why not both?
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
So, I mentioned the wedding.
The Grand Rapids, Michigan venue the kids chose for the wedding is pretty big, and as it happens there was another, larger wedding taking place on the same evening. Just after our wedding concluded and the families (family, now) were enjoying the reception, eating and talking, there was a fuss over at the wedding on the other side of the venue, where it turned out the best man had misplaced the rings.
I found out about the misplaced rings when I heard singing in the open area outside where we were eating. Our newly-married daughter, her maid of honor (and sister) and her bridesmaids had found out about the missing rings and were dancing and singing this song, although not where the other party could hear it – no sense in rubbing it in. Still, I laughed. Our kids are often cynical and sarcastic. We’re very proud.