There are some benefits to growing older and grayer, and since we’re all bound to grow older and grayer anyway, there is certainly no reason to not avail one’s self of those benefits. Case in point:
For hunting and fishing purposes, Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. don’t become full-fledged residents of the Great Land until one year has passed since our assuming residency. That’s as it is in most states, and it’s not unreasonable; it precludes folks from swooping in, renting an AirBnB for a few days, claiming residency and harvesting a bunch of game or fish.
However: By the time I reach that one-year residency requirement, I will have reached another milestone: My sixtieth birthday. That entitles me to a free lifetime general hunting permit, which, in the Game Management Unit where we live, enables me to take small game, fish, one bull moose, one caribou, three black bears and one grizzly per year, and exempts me from the state waterfowl stamp and king salmon stamp requirements. Mrs. Animal will enjoy a similar free lifetime permit not because of age (I’m an awful cradle-robber, and Mrs. A will not see six decades for some time yet) but by virtue of being a 100% disabled veteran.
Every day reveals another reason we made the right choice with this move.
On To the Links!
This guy really nails it. I’d buy him a beer any time. (Note: Language!)
Piers Morgan nails it. Yes, really.
Gasoline prices are headed nowhere but up. Did you know, by the way, that food and fuel prices are excluded from most inflation indexes?
Do we even have a Republic anymore? Well, no, we don’t. We haven’t for some time.
This Week’s Idiots:
Bill de Blasio is an idiot. In a just world the people of New York would have fitted this asshole out with a new suit of tar and feathers by now. Add that idiot Cuomo to that tar and feather party, as well.
“Wildly unrealistic” doesn’t begin to cover this piece of idiocy from Oregon.
This genderless potato is still a genderless potato, and an idiot.
Tom Petty was a rare talent, and on the list of folks taken from us (stupidly and by his own hand, candidly) too soon. He formed temporary partnerships with such other notables in music as Stevie Nicks and, as one of the Traveling Wilburys, with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison.
But much of his best work was done with his own band, The Heartbreakers, including this one from his 1984 album Southern Accents – this is Don’t Come Around Here No More, in which video Tom Petty proves that he would have made a far, far better Mad Hatter than that cheap hack Johnny Depp. And the story behind the song is kind of interesting, as it involves the aforementioned Stevie Nicks, former Eagle Joe Walsh, and the Eurythmic’s David A. Stewart. Enjoy.