There’s a lot to love about Alaska, but here’s one of the ones people from outside the Great Land associate with our home:
This photo was taken last Saturday, by me, from our bedroom window, at about 6:30AM.
The auroras are always amazing, but last Saturday’s were a bit above the ordinary. From what I understand the first really good displays generally start in October (they happen in summer, but it’s too light to see them) and continue on through the dark, dark nights of winter.
Saturday morning, Mrs. Animal and I stood for half an hour, enthralled, watching as these streamers of light danced, whipped and flickered overhead. What an amazing show. Every day we find new reasons to be happy we are finally here in the Great Land.
On To the Links!
Now the Skwerl Mafia is sending in suicide skwerlz to disrupt the grid. It’s nuts!
No, Alaska is not “swinging towards the Dems.”
In a few more years, China may not even be a nation.
This is cool – first photos of a black lynx. We have lynx around here; one got into our neighbor’s chicken coop last winter and ate a couple of prime laying hens. No black ones, though.
Eric Swalwell (Fang Fang – CA) was unavailable for comment.
This is how you define “delusional.”
How out-of-staters prevent Alaska drilling.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. I have very little sympathy for someone who knowingly smuggles a controlled substance into another country, especially when the other country is a totalitarian state like Russia.
This Week’s Idiots:
Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley is an idiot.
A leftist idiot predicts what a GOP majority in Congress will do. Self-awareness rating: Zero.
NY Mag’s Ed Kilgore is an idiot.
The New Republic’s Melissa Grant is an idiot.
MSNBC’s Ryan Cooper is an idiot.
Chicago Mayor Beetlejuice (Repeat Offender Alert) is still an idiot.
Robert Reich (Repeat Offender Alert) is still a sawed-off, annoying little runt, and an idiot.
Stacy Abrams continues to beclown herself.
Mother Jones’ Pema Levy is an idiot.
Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I, First of That Name, Dowager-Empress of Chappaqua, is losing it.
The Nation’s Elie Mystal (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Robert Plant is best known (deservedly) for being lead singer for Led Zeppelin, but he did release some solo work as well. In his solo work as with Zep, he put his distinctive voice to good work. His second album, 1983’s The Principle of Moments, included the song Big Log.
It’s a different sort of tune, which in spite of featuring Plant’s distinctive vocals, didn’t carry a lot of Led Zeppelin influence. Here, then, is the official video for that song. Enjoy.