Animal’s Hump Day News

Programming notes: As this is the last Wednesday before Christmas, I’ll just note that there won’t be any regular posts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day proper (Christmas Eve is on a Sunday, anyway, when I normally don’t post) but I will bring you some toothsome holiday totty on those days.

In between the holidays, regular posts will be going up as usual, including next week’s Hump Day links compendium and Rule Five Friday.  New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will repeat the Christmas totty schedule, then on Jan 2nd, 2024, regular posts resume.  In other words, I plan on battering away at my keyboard over the holidays pretty much as usual, here and at RedState.

2024.  Can you believe it?  What the hell happened to 2023?  Oh, and with the New Year, we’ll do our annual traditional celebration of diversity on our Saturday posts, so you all have that to look forward to.  And in the new year, we’ll have some changes on the site, and some new stuff for you all to look forward to.

And so…

On To the Links!

Prediction: Nothing will come of this.

Or this.

We can hope.

Fetterman may be improving in a number of ways.  We’ll see.

Young men are probably turning against feminism because they are tired of being called sexist, misogynistic prospective rapists.

Ook ook.

With any luck.

Nikki Haley is running for a Cabinet position.

It’s beginning to look that way.

How could he? The economy sucks.

Hear hear!

No shit, Sherlock.

National Treasure Dr. Victor Davis Hanson weighs in.

Bill Maher finds another acorn.  The guy is getting dangerously close to being red-pilled.

Well, at least some of us are paying attention.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Trump 2024.

Except: Trump kicked off the Colorado 2024 primary ballot.  Watch for the inevitable appeal.

Fraudulent Fatty Flouts Fundamentals, Faces Focused Furor

The bleeding continues.

My RedState Stuff:

A New Wrinkle in Illegal Immigration: Giant Invasive Goldfish Wreaking Havoc in the Great Lakes

Southwest Airlines: Flying While Large, Now at No Additional Cost

BATFE Proposes Changes to Firearms ‘Engaged in the Business’ Rule – Firearms Policy Coalition Replies

San Francisco Cleaned Up For Xi Visit. Now, Things Are Back to Normal.

House of Representatives Sends National Defense Authorization to President Biden’s Desk

New Jersey Transit Is Full of Bull

WATCH: Israel Defense Forces Take 70 Hamas Terrorists Prisoner at Kamal Adwan Hospital

America’s Pacific Allies Scramble Interceptors in Response to Russian, Chinese Bomber Sorties

With Nothing More Important to Do, FBI Goes Mega-Woke, Mandates Use of LGBTQIA+ Instead of LGBT+

Israel Urges United States to Stop Publicly Pushing ‘Two-State Solution’

40 Percent of Student Loan Debtors Missed First Payment Following COVID Pause

President Biden’s Agenda ‘Hangs in the Balance’ – But His Agenda Isn’t the Problem

Armed Citizen, 73, Thwarts San Francisco Smash and Grab Crooks

California Ski Resort to Place Statue of Virgin Mary Atop Butte – Usual Suspects Outraged

Bud Light: BroDude Marketing Is in the Eye of the Beer-Holder

Armed Robbers, While Robbing, Get Robbed When Another Robber Robs Them of Their Getaway Car

Animals Attack! Colorado Woman Attacked by Mule Deer; Yellowstone Tourist Dodges Bison

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Making Illegal Entry Into Texas a State Crime

Alaska Mystery Donor Dropping South African Krugerrands, Worth $2K Each, in Salvation Army Kettles

Brandon Straka Proclaims Victory in J6 Case

Judge Orders Release of Names of Over 175 of Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘High-Profile Associates’

Hunter Biden to Face Felony Tax Charges in California Federal Court

Mexican President Obrador: Mexico to Challenge New Texas Immigration Laws

Attention, President Biden: When You’ve Lost Piers Morgan…

VIP Stuff (Pay-Walled):

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: Agency vs. Convenience Store

A Study in Military History: The Toughest Statements by the Toughest Soldiers

To Combat Climate Change, Humans Must Stop… Breathing? Really?

Transgender Swimmer, 50, Competes With Teen Girls – and Showers With Them

How the POTUS Race Stands, With Primaries and Caucuses a Month Away

They Were Taught To Hate, But They Escaped to a Better World

450 Sorority Sisters Supporting Wyoming Sisters Objecting to ‘Transgender’ Member Forced on Their House

Batten Down the Hatches! Economist Harry Dent Predicts Major Crash in 2024

This Week’s Idiots:

The Nation’s Chris Lehmann 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.

Newsweek’s Lorella Praeli is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

I’ve long thought that one of the very best albums by Bob Dylan was the 1976 disk Desire, and of all the great songs by America’s Songwriter on that album, the best is Isis. In fact, I have written a short story/novella inspired by the tune, which should be in my short-story collection that should be released early in 2024.  Here, in any case, is the tune itself; enjoy.