Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

I’ve written before about the possibility of small, modular nuclear reactors and their possible use in providing clean, reliable electricity to remote communities – like, say, much of Alaska.  Here’s another interesting piece on that topic.

SMRs are advanced nuclear reactors that have a power capacity of up to 300 MW(e) per unit, equivalent to around one-third the generating capacity of a traditional nuclear reactor. SMRs are much smaller than traditional reactors and are modular, making it simpler for them to be assembled in factories and transported to site. Because of their smaller size, it is possible to install an SMR on sites that are not suitable for bigger reactors.

If these live up to expectations, they could be game-changers for small rural communities.  But that’s a pretty big ‘if’ – and don’t underestimate the odds of the government regulating them out of existence.

Now then…

On To the Links!

Bari Weiss drops some truthiness.

Joe Rogan: Trump May Be Shoo-In For ’24.

There is no such thing as a “trans lesbian.”

Biden has a lot of problems for 2024.

This is known as belaboring the obvious.

Shocked – shocked!

When worn on the other foot, the shoe pinches.

RIP, Suzanne Somers.  When I was in high school, the “Janet or Chrissy” debate almost – almost – overshadowed the “Ginger or Maryanne” discussion.  (I was on Team Janet, personally.)

Neandertals may have hunted cave lions.  Well, sort of; if you RTFA, it implies that this was an elderly lion that may well have been on the edge of dying already.  But then, the Neandertal did hunt a variety of big, tough critters.

We are sitting ducks, and our leaders don’t care.

No shit, Sherlock.

The Speaker of the House saga continues.

My RedState Stuff:

Iran Shocked – Shocked ! – to Find Hamas Plotted Behind Their Backs

Escalation: Syria Claims Aleppo, Damascus Airports Hit With Missiles by Israel

Fresno Teachers’ Union Threatens Strike Unless District Converts School Parking Lots to Homeless Housing

IDF’s Flotilla 13 Elite Unit Rescues 250 Israeli Hostages, ‘Neutralizes’ 60 Hamas Terrorists

Journalists Killed, Wounded Near Border Between Lebanon and Israel

Jim Jordan (R-OH) Nominated as GOP Candidate for House Speaker

Maps and Documents Recovered From Hamas Bodies Show Plans to Attack Elementary Schools, Take Hostages

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Israel’s Invasion of Gaza; What It Means for Israel

Once, the Cousin of Daniel Pearl Was a Peace Advocate: Read His Powerful Story of Confronting Darkness

Illinois’ New Gun, Magazine Ban Registry Met With Massive Non-Compliance

Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran – the Tangled Web They Weave

Suspected Terrorist Gunman in Belgium Shot Dead by Belgian Police

Hunting and Responsible Fathers

VIP Stories (Pay-Walled):

The Fight for Fairness in Alaska School Sports Continues, Now With More ACLU

Henry Kissinger Admits Unchecked Immigration, Multiculturalism ‘a Mistake’

Sunday Gun Day XII – Gunsmithing the Mauser Bolt Action

Profiles in Heroism: Israeli Arab Paramedic Awad Darawshe Died Helping Others

Photographs and Memories: RIP Suzanne Somers—a Kid From the ’70s Remembers You

The Failing American Dream and the Fading Middle Class

The NRA Isn’t All There Is – Pro-Gun Alternatives Abound

Weapons of Last Resort: Israel’s Nuclear Capacity

This Week’s Idiots:

The Nation’s John Nichols (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

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

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

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi is an idiot.

Slate’s Jill Filipovic is an idiot.

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

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

1980 saw us saddled with a perfectly awful film, that being the grenade American Gigolo starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton.  But every cloud has a silver lining, and the tiny bit of silver shining through the big dark cloud of that stupid movie was the inclusion of the Debbie Harry/Blondie song Call Me. 

Following the movie, Blondie released a music video for the short (2:14) song, and all I can say about it is, boy, howdy, did we all have the hots for Debbie Harry back in the day.  Here, have a look: