Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!
Dec 16, 2022

The Great Alaska Snowmageddon of 2022 is over, but on the heels of that we have enjoyed clear skies and below-zero temps for the past week.  Saturday morning we awoke to -19 at our house out here in the sticks (it was a balmy -17 over at the airport).  Yesterday morning?  -26.

I’m OK with that.  You don’t have to plow subzero cold.  And we have plenty of good, warm, high-quality cold-weather clothing.  Incidentally, I really recommend Duluth Trading for this kind of stuff.  Also, full disclaimer, I receive nothing for these recommendations; I only recommend stuff I use personally because I like it, and for no other reason.

We have a few more days of Arctic lows to look forward to.  By Saturday, though, we should be seeing some clouds move through, and temps should be moving back more into the usual teens and twenties.  Maybe a few flurries.  Back to a normal Alaska winter!

Now then…

On To the Links!

Now that’s an Alaska way to go.

Good.  They need it.

DeSantis 2024?

You were never a slave, you asshole, so shut the fuck up.

The Russians are laughing at us.

I love a happy ending.

This has to be a joke.

Probably not.

Top ten dinosaur discoveries (dinocoveries?) of 2022.  I’m still just as crazy about dinosaurs as I was when I was a little kid.  Neat thing is that now my three-year-old grandson Bubba is also a dinosaur nut.

What doesn’t kill him, makes him stronger.

Judge slaps Gavin “Hair Gel” Newsom down.

This is a big win for Kari Lake, but as to whether anything comes of it, well, that remains to be seen.

Now they’re photoshopping old Joe.  Also, old Joe indulges in a little stolen valor.

From Master Resource:  Energy and Environmental Review, Dec 19, 2022.

The difference between science and scientism.

This Week’s Idiots:

Vanity Fair’s Abigail Tracy is an idiot.

Financial Times’ Jemima Kelly is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Ja’han Jones is an idiot.

Sabine Hossenfelder is an idiot.  Talk about fission and maybe you’ll begin to make sense.  Then again, maybe not.

The Nation’s Jumaane Williams is an idiot.  Why do these assholes always think the problem is “messaging” and not their horrible policies?

Joe Biden just can’t stop lying.

CNN’s Kara Alaimo is an idiot.

Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a cheap partisan hack, and an idiot.

Amanda Marcotte (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

David Frum is an idiot.

The Nation’s Ross Barkan is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Readers of these virtual pages should know by now that I’m a big fan of Bob Dylan, America’s Songwriter.   I couldn’t possibly pick my favorite Dylan tune, or even my top ten favorites, but one tune I always enjoy was his 1971 song Watching the River Flow.  This song first appeared in a studio recording on the 1971 album Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits Vol. II, and has appeared on a few compilation albums since then.  It’s a fun song, a rollicking romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Here, then:  Listen and enjoy.