Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Housekeeping note:  Since my Wednesday links posts have always been long, and are getting longer, I’m going to try sticking the actual links below a “Click to Read More” tag.  This will help me to keep my already crowded front page a tad less cluttered while I consider how to go about a more involved revamp of the site. I’m still using the 2014 theme for WordPress, and while I like the looks of it, it may be time to update.  It’s been almost ten years since the last major site revamp, so we’ll see.  And, of course, please do let me know in the comments if you like/dislike and changes or have any other comments.

And so…

On To the Links!

It’s the economy, stupid.

If this isn’t the understatement of the month, it will do until a better one comes along.


I didn’t need to know that.

Humans Aren’t the Only Fat Primate

Schadenfreude, thy name is Eric Adams.

Will Trump Supporters Be Enough To Beat the Haters?  Look, at this point, anyone who claims to know the answer to that is kidding themselves, or trying to sell something.

This is known as belaboring the obvious.

Sanctuary Cities Form a Circular Firing Squad

We don’t want him in Alaska, either.

Well, we don’t have a functional media, so…

Boy howdy, was it ever.

New York and reality don’t mix well.

Incoming truth bomb.

I’ll always be grateful to the Murder Turtle for keeping Merrick Garland off the Supreme Court, but yeah, he needs to retire.

This was freakin’ epic:  Democrats Froth and Seethe After John Kennedy Reads ‘Gender Queer’ During Senate Hearing

How would we detect life on another planet?

My RedState Stuff:

Twitter Wars: Roseanne Barr Flattens Rob Reiner

At Harvard, Speech Is Not Free

Florida Thief Steals White Claws, Bearly Escapes

Bill Maher Belabors the Obvious: ‘There Is a Lot of Crazy on the Left’

Biden Administration Roasted for Canceling Alaska Drilling Permits

RFK Jr. Appears to Open Door to Third-Party Run for POTUS

Alaska Sues Biden Administration Over New Tongass Logging Ban

Donald Trump’s Speech at South Dakota Rally Points the Pathway to Reaching More Voters

Glenn Youngkin Pardons Loudoun County Dad Who Protested School Board After Daughter’s Sexual Assault

Montana Hunter Runs Afoul of Grizzly Bear

Massachusetts Teen Dies After Taking Spicy ‘Chip Challenge’

‘We’re From the FBI and We Just Want Your Help’

73% of Likely Voters Want Senator McConnell to Resign

And the Streets Ran Red With Wine

VIP Stories (Pay-Walled):

Dogma, Not Science, Rules the Day at Nature – Climate Scientist Forced to Self-Censor

Double Murder in Los Angeles: Another Sign of Our Collapsing Cities

President Biden’s Policies and the Death of American Home Ownership

On the Dangers of Fake Quotes

Sunday Gun Day VII – Five Revolvers You Should Shoot Before You Die

In a Global Financial Collapse, Gold Would Be Worth Its Weight—in Fishing Sinkers

The First American Vice President of Color Was Not Kamala Harris

U.S. Army Fails Again to Meet Recruiting Goals

This Week’s Idiots:

HuffPost‘s Kevin Robillard is an idiot.

Salon’s Heather Parton (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

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

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

Robert Reich (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a sawed-off little runt, and an idiot.  Here he finds an acorn, but he’s still an idiot.

I don’t know who Noah Bookbinder is, but he’s an idiot.

MSNBC’s James Downey is an idiot.  (There’s that pattern again.)

Juan Williams (Repeat Offender Alert) continues his descent into idiocy.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

I’ve mentioned here before that Mrs. Animal and I are fans of Japanese culture, including music, television and movies. If you’re talking about Japanese television, anime at some point has to enter the discussion, and quite unlike general American perception, anime is not all magical girls and giant robots; it can be thoughtful, artistic, action-packed and just plain fun. One of our favorites, a show without which no discussion of anime is complete, is the great Cowboy Bebop (the original, not the Netflix version).  A big part of what makes that show great is the soundtrack, done by the Japanese band Seatbelts.

My personal favorite is the from the movie, Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, said song being the closing theme, Gotta Knock A Little Harder. Here it is; enjoy.