Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Some housekeeping notes: Last night I caught a red-eye to Denver, in order to recover enough (which takes longer every year) to leave Friday for Grand County, where loyal sidekick Rat and I will be sallying forth to do battle with antlered ungulates.  More news on that when/if anything happens; in the meantime, there will be some placeholder totty on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  Barring some catastrophe regular posts should resume on Thursday, the 2nd.

Now then…

On To the Links!

Iran raking in fat piles of cash.

New questions, maybe, but we all know nothing will come of this.

Hell, the age of comedy is over.

Not if we kill them all.

Why did the press lie about the hospital in Gaza?

But nobody needs to listen.

This is correct.

Rent-free in their heads.

Some things improve with age?  Well, my lower back sure as hell isn’t one of them.

Yes, free college is a terrible idea.

They never were.

This guy has seen it happen before.

No shit, Sherlock.

Cool, let the private sector do it.

Sometimes it’s OK to hate everyone involved.

I like Bari Weiss more every time I read her work.

Hint: It will be bloody and brutal.

Jewish lives don’t matter to BLM.

If you look back at history, yeah.

My RedState Stuff:

Department of Defense Warns of Over 180 Provocative Encounters With Chinese Aircraft

Iraqi Militias Claim Credit for Failed Drone Attack on U.S. Troops

Extensive Crime Study Reveals FBI’s Massive Under-Reporting of Defensive Gun Use by Legal Gun Owners

While Hamas Faces Israeli Forces in Gaza, Its Leaders Live in Luxury in Qatar

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Now Favors Reparations for Slavery

Biden Admin Officials Worry About Middle East Escalations

Where Do Republican Presidential Hopefuls Stand on the Second Amendment?

San Francisco’s Meltdown Continues: Homeless Convicted Pedophile Operates Drug Giveaway Near a School

Grow Old Along With Me: Studies Show Age Can Bring Some Surprising Advantages

Correspondent for ‘The Daily Show’ Likens His Job to ‘Being a Marine’

WATCH: Israel Releases Footage of First Use of ‘Iron Sting’ Precision Munition

Florence, Oregon Man Claims Gun Store ‘Violated His Second Amendment Rights’ for his Antifa Support

Messin’ With Reality: Claimed Bigfoot Sighting in Colorado

In 1973, There Was an Oil Crisis. In 2023, There Is a Climate Crisis. What Changed? What Has Not?

IDF Claims They Are Ready for Gaza Ground Attack

‘Mixed Gender’ Israel Defense Forces Unit Claims 100 Hamas Terrorists Killed in Several Firefights

Chinese Scientists Discover 8 New Viruses on Tropical Island – What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

VIP Stories (Pay-Walled):

Panama, Costa Rica Announce Plan to Speed U.S.-Bound ‘Migrants’ Through Darien Gap

Trump Tax Return Leaker Worked for Beltway Firm With IRS Contract

Gaza and Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities

Sunday Gun Day XIII – Gold Standards, the 1851 Colt Navy

Eleven-Year-Old Transgender Child Made Grand Marshal of Orlando Pride Parade

Selective Service: Should It Select Men and Women?

This Week’s Idiots:

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

The Nation’s Jeet Heer (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Hayes Brown (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot. And he doubles down!

The Nation’s Elie Mystal (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

Uh, Gazans fucking voted in Hamas. At some level they share the blame, stupid.

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

Vox’s Dylan Matthews is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

In 2005 country singer Craig Morgan released his album My Kind of Livin’, which included the fun tune Redneck Yacht Club. Now Mrs. Animal and I, along with our family, have spent some time down at Late of the Ozarks, and there in the Redneck Riviera we have had our own Redneck Yacht Club outings on numerous occasions; our oldest daughter and her husband even maintain a travel trailer down there full-time now.  It’s a fun place, and Taylor’s song is a good, fun tune that brings back memories of a summer day on the lake.  Enjoy.