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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.

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Animal’s Daily Stupid Idea News

Before I get into today’s topic, check out the first episode of my new series, License to Kill, over at Glibertarians.  And if you like my fiction work, you can find a whole bunch of it here (publisher) or here (Amazon).

I have discussed, from time to time, how stupid the whole idea of “muh reparations” is.  It’s pleasing to see that California voters agree, returning some stunning poll results in reply to the once and former-Golden State’s  idiotic California Reparations Task Force Report.

The majority of California voters oppose offering cash reparations to the descendants of African American slaves, a new poll has found.

Fifty-nine percent of California voters oppose cash payments, while 29% of voters support the idea, according to a UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll that was cosponsored by the Los Angeles Times. A total of four-in-ten respondents reported they “strongly” oppose cash reparations.

The poll comes after Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill in 2020 that established the California Reparations Task Force, which was launched to explore how the state could lead the nation on a potential reparations program.

Do I really need to point out that slavery was never legal in California?  Not to worry; America’s own walking “hair products for men” spokesman, Gavin Newsom, has an explanation:

“As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive. Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic institutions,” Newsom said at the time. “California’s rich diversity is our greatest asset, and we won’t turn away from this moment to make right the discrimination and disadvantages that Black Californians and people of color still face.”

What an utter and steaming load of absolute codswallop, balderdash, flapdoodle and poppycock.

There is no justification – none – for paying reparations for slavery to people who have never been slaves, after taking the money away from people who have never owned slaves.

Have there been injustices in the past?  Yes.  If not, there’s a good chance I’d be living now in the Scottish Highlands, given that several of my Jacobite ancestors wouldn’t have found it necessary to flee to the New World to keep the English from removing their heads.  Examples abound, but for some reason no one talks seriously about reparations for the Irish for all the years that the English literally treated them as second- or third-class citizens.

Let’s be honest:  California Democrats are, as politicians in general always do, pandering to a certain demographic (which one is left as an exercise to the reader) to implement one of the most transparent and egregious vote-buying schemes in modern history.  Rightly, it seems, California voters are seeing through the scam.

Whether this overstep will result in California voters spewing the Democrat Party out of their mouths is another issue; frankly I’m not too sanguine about that prospect.

Animal’s Daily Stupid Is As Stupid Does News

A German woman, dubbed by a groups of idiots as a “brutal blonde,” is in the news for running out of patient with climate protesters/morons.

A woman in Germany was dubbed a “brutal blonde” by European media after she dragged a climate change activist from blocking traffic as the public’s patience wears thin with the frequent protests on roadways. 

The video showed a woman screaming at a climate change protester to “get up” from blocking a road in Bottrop, Germany, according to a video posted by an activist group. 

Then, the woman grabbed the activist by her hair and dragged her to the side of the road. When the girl returned to block the road, the German woman dragged her by the hair a second time.

The Brutale Blondine wasn’t the only commuter that was pissed off.

Climate activists from the Letzte Generation – “The Last Generation” – who posted the video of the “brutal blonde,” have been staging protests that have tested the public’s patience in Germany. Numerous videos recently published on the activist group’s Twitter account have shown angry drivers getting out of their vehicles to yell, berate and forcibly remove “Letzte Generation,” activists. 

Some drivers have blown past the activists, knocking them over in the process. 

The activist methods also included gluing their hands to the road, so they cannot be removed without the fire department chipping out the cement underneath their hands. One activist screamed in pain as a responder tried to free his hand, according to a video that circulated on Twitter. 

Sooner or later, one of these idiots is going to enter into the annals of the Darwin Awards, almost certainly by being run over.  The only really amazing thing is that it hasn’t happened already.

But here’s the fun bit: These morons (I’m running low on synonyms for stupid people) are certainly hurting their cause more than helping it.  Oh, some of them probably have some self-image of martyrdom for the climate cause, but that’s a canard.  I’m sure that when these protesters look in the mirror, they see heroes.  But regular folks look at them and see stupidity.

Stupid is as stupid does.  It’s only a matter of time before one of these nitwits is killed, and sure as I’m sitting here, the rest of the whistle-ass pecker-heads in the “movement” will pronounce them martyrs for the cause.

But you know what the thing is about martyrs?

They’re dead.

Animal’s Daily Little Green Men News

Oh, look, another “alien visitors” whistle-blower.  RedState scribe Nick Arama has the details:

A decorated former combat officer is coming forward with some explosive news that, if accurate, is truly historic — and it involves some disturbing politics as well.

David Charles Grusch has a very credible resume. He’s an Air Force veteran who worked in the National Reconnaissance Office and served as their representative to Congress’ Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force from 2019-2021. He also worked at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2021 to July 2022 where he was the “co-lead of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) analysis and its representative to the task force, which was recently renamed the All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office.”

That sounds like he should have some idea of what he’s talking about when it comes to unidentified aerial phenomena.

Grusch filed a whistleblower complaint with Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) on classified information that he says proves the “recoveries of partial fragments through and up to intact vehicles have been made for decades through the present day by the U.S. government, its allies and defense contractors.”

OK.  Let’s see some evidence.  There isn’t any?  What a surprise.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proofs, and Mr. Grusch has no proof.  But that’s not the real stinger in this deal.  Mr. Grusch describes a government-controlled conspiracy that spans generations, and would necessarily involve thousands, maybe (over time) tens of thousands, and not one person has smuggled out footage, photographs, a tissue or material sample, something that could be demonstrated to have extraterrestrial origins?

Oh, and by the way, that person would also gain international fame and fortune in blowing this world-changing event wide open?

Color me skeptical.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proofs.  Grusch has no proof.  One of these cranks surfaces with claims like this every few years, and it seems each one is less credible than the ones before.  Until there is some evidence, one can safely assume this is another one such.

Animal’s Daily Free Speech News

Before we start, check out my latest over at Glibertarians – and also, as a bonus, a preview of Nova Roma 2.

Now then:  Sheila Jackson-Lee (Moron – TX) one of the dumbest people ever to disgrace the halls of Congress, has filed a bill to criminalize white people criticizing “people of color.”  Excerpt:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s “Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023” which, as the name suggests, would only be enforced against white people, makes it illegal for white people to question open-borders immigration, advocate for preserving America’s culture and traditional demographic make-up, or even criticize minorities.

Like in far-left European nations, that have turned their federal law enforcement apparatus against their own native-born citizens, under Jackson Lee’s legislation, merely posting online about the decline of American culture, at the hands of open borders immigration, could land a white person in federal prison.

“A person engages in a white supremacy [sic] inspired hate crime when white supremacy ideology has motivated the planning, development, preparation, or perpetration of actions that constituted a crime or were undertaken in furtherance of activity that, if effectuated, would have constituted a crime,” Jackson Lee’s bill reads, laying the groundwork for her all-out attack on white American’s constitutionally-protected freedom of speech.

Granted, this bill is going nowhere.  Even Jackson-Lee’s Democrat colleagues know she’s a slack-jawed moron, that she’s only in the House because she’s from one of the most tortuously gerrymandered districts in the history of the Republic, one that would elect a stuffed armadillo if if had a “D” behind it’s name – and, honestly, that’s not too far from what they’ve done.

But there should be a response to her even filing this piece of shit.  The proper reply, of course, would be along the lines of “fuck off, slaver!”  But how about stripping her of any and all committee assignments?  I think this filing of a racist, blatantly unconstitutional bill removes her from any serious consideration for committee assignments or… well, anything.

In the meantime, as for my own reply to this kind of thing, I would cordially invite Rep. Jackson-Lee to take a long running start and jump to Hell.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Stacking firewood when it’s eighty degrees isn’t any fun.

Working on the firewood.

Not that the prospect of spending a morning stacking firewood exactly makes me want to dance a buck and wing in any case, but it’s been unusually warm and dry here in the Great Land over the last few weeks, and this warm/dry spell arrived right about the same time as two cords of firewood.  So, I’ve been putting it away in the early mornings, before it gets too warm, but bear in mind that the sun is coming up at a little after 4:30 in the morning right now, so…

Well, that’s part of the rural life, getting dirty, hot and sweaty from time to time.  I hear tell it builds character.

And so…

On To the Links!

You know what?  No thanks.

No shit, Sherlock.

Micheal Shellenberger nails another one.  I’m starting to like this guy; he’s no libertarian nor conservative, and I disagree with a lot of his economic and social stands, but on energy he’s right on.  And he says what he thinks, with no bullshit.

This is known as belaboring the obvious.

Well, duh.

World War 2 veteran weeps for his country. 

NPR gets a clue.

Jordan Peterson is now one of my heroes.

Quo Vadis, America?

They should, but they won’t.


Some promises aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

This Week’s Idiots:

CNN’s John Sutter is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Jessica Levinson is an idiot.

“Oregon health officials,” whoever they are, are idiots.

Alexandria Occasional Cortex (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

Liz Cheney (Delusional – WY) is an idiot.

Juan Williams is an idiot.

Robert Reich remains a sawed-off little runt, and an idiot.

Vox’s Nicole Narea, Li Zhou & Ian Millhiser are all idiots.

MSNBC’s Michael Cohen is an idiot.  He’s not wrong about the ever-increasing red-blue divide, though.

USAToday’s António Guterres is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

In 1982, The Who released their album It’s Hard, and the sixth song on that album is my favorite song by that band.   Eminence Front was a neat tune, featuring Pete Townsend on lead vocals rather than the more usual frontman Roger Daltry.  It’s an interesting piece, kind of a statement of the fronts put on by the rich and famous, to hide not only their personal weaknesses but in a lot of cases, their self-destructive tendencies; speaking of the song later, Pete Townsend did not exclude himself from that criticism.

Anyway.  Here’s a great live version.  Enjoy.

Rule Five Barking Nuts Friday

This “Les Knight” asshole and his promotion of “voluntary human extinction” have been around for a while; I remember reading some of his nutballery when I was writing Misplaced Compassion back in the late Nineties.  Well, he’s back, and he’s got company.  Excerpt:

“Imagining a low-carbon world, then, means reevaluating our conception of freedom itself,” wrote Audrea Lim in “The Ideology of Fossil Fuels” (Dissent, Spring 2018). The modern energy world of oil, natural gas, and coal, says another deep-ecologist, has created ecocide, akin to the genocide of Germany in World War II.

How about the lowest of the low–a world without human life? This is the plea of one Patricia MacCormack in The Ahuman Manifesto: Activism for the End of the Anthrocene” (Bloomsbury Academic: 2020), a book that

…embraces issues like human extinction, vegan abolition, atheist occultism, death studies, a refusal of identity politics, deep ecology, and the apocalypse as an optimistic beginning.

“This book is a delightful provocation and invitation: to imagine a world without humans and to think of what we can do to get there,” says Christine Daigle, Professor of Philosophy, Brock University, Canada. “It is an urgent call for action.”

Wow …. If this is starting to sound like a B Horror Movie, you are a normal person. But all too often the crazies (sorry, but there is not a scholarly term for this) hold academic positions and are funded by private foundations, if not public money. Maybe even a few get MacArthur Genius Awards, doled out by the likes of John Holdren (class of 1981).

Les Knight: Deep Eco-Nut

Add another nut to the fruitcake. It comes from one Les Knight (as told to Freya Pratty) in The Guardian under the title Experience: I campaign for the Extinction of the Human Race (January 10, 2020).

Knight is founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, which advocates an end to childbearing to rid the wounded planet of its disease. (“With us gone, other species will have a chance to recover,” he says).

“Les Knight” writes:

Fifty years ago, I concluded that the best thing for the planet would be a peaceful phase-out of human existence. We’re causing the extinction of hundreds of thousands of other species. With us gone, I believe ecosystems will be restored and there will be enough of everything. No more fighting over resources. The idea wasn’t as well received as I had hoped.

Lead by example, Mr. Knight!  Honestly, this guy shouldn’t be walking around unsupervised.

Here’s the thing, though:  While this guy is unarguably a nut, he’s on the edge of a manner of thinking that appeals to all too many.  There’s a slang term for many “environmental activists” who have never been out in the actual environment, and that term is ‘watermelon’ – green on the outside, red on the inside.  It’s appropriate, and it’s because most of these nutbars aren’t content to apply these ideas to their own lives.  No, they use the claimed “crises” – and there is always another “crisis” waiting to be trotted out – to force you to apply their ideas to your life, as well.

You know, for the planet.

I doubt “Les Knight” is going to draw much attention, even from the “environmentalist” Left.  The idea of phasing out humanity is, still, well beyond the pale.  But there is still the main body of the environmental Left, and they’d happily force you into their favored way of living, which probably won’t involve any kind of pleasant environment.  These people, after all, almost never know anything about the actual environment themselves, being as they are almost without fail urban-dwellers.

We know how to defeat people like “Les Knight,” though.  Mrs. Animal and I have done our bit – four kids, six (so far) grandkids.   If, in so doing, we’ve managed to stick a thumb in the eye of assholes like “Les Knight,” so much the better.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Every now and then someone drops a totty-related suggestion in the comments, something along the lines of “here are some great photos,” or “this girl is really cute.”  That’s cool, and I hope you guys keep doing it, because while the cheesecake in my posts is content-enhancing aesthetically while being purely gratuitous, even on the internet you sometimes run low on content.  For example, try to come up with twenty-three photos of hot redheads every week.  (This Saturday’s will be Gingermageddon #371, just so y’all know.)

But I do have some standards.  I won’t use:

  • Photos of celebrities, no matter how hot (cough cough Gal Gadot) they may be.  Those people get enough coverage as it is.
  • Selfies.  Nope.  Just nope.  Won’t do it.  If a gal can’t be arsed to pose prettily and get someone else to take her picture, then no.
  • Low-rez or otherwise poor-quality images.  By “poor quality” I also mean awkward poses, such as the unfortunate trend of a girl thrusting her ass directly at the camera, so that it dominates the image.
  • Pornographic or NSFW images.  While I skirt the SFW boundary at time, I prefer art, not porn.  I don’t use overly sexualized images.

Anyway.  Those are my self-imposed rules.  Your mileage may vary.

With that..

On To the Links!

Now that is how you shitlord.  Well done.

When your opponent is repeatedly punching herself in the face – let her.

A second act?  He didn’t have a first act!

The meltdown continues.

Hint:  He’s not.

Bill Maher is wrong on many things, but he’s right on the Kung flu silliness.

Canada is growing increasingly tyrannical.

Hypocrites gonna hypocrite.  But no, this won’t end her political career.  She has the best political Get Out of Jail Free card – a “D” after her name.

Never.  Apologize.

No, I don’t trust the U.S. government.

Up, up, up.

Yeah, probably.

This is something of an understatement.

DeSantis and Trump – buddies?

You’ve gotta love this guy.

This Week’s Idiots:

As so often happens, Chuck Schumer doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.

Paul Krugman (Repeat Offender Alert) is still a partisan hack, and an idiot.

NBC News’ Shachi Kurl is an idiot.

Salon’s Chauncey DeVega (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The Hill’s David Blumenthal and James Morone are idiots.  Also:  Fuck off, slavers.

The Ottawa Citizen’s Kelly Egan is an idiot.

Brian Stelter is an actual potato, and an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

America (the band, not the country) was a good, solid mainstream rock band in the mid-late Seventies.  When I was in high school, they got plenty of radio play, and most of us had one or two of their albums, even if they didn’t draw the block-long record store lines that, say, Aerosmith did.

Granted as time ticked over into the Eighties, America went a little disco and I stopped tuning in to them, but in the Seventies they had some good stuff – Ventura Highway, A Horse With No Name and Tin Man, among others.  While their 1975 album Hearts wasn’t terribly distinguished, it did include the song Sister Golden Hair, which made a few playlists on FM radio.  A few years back, I stumbled across a 1979 concert video of America performing that song with a lot more pep than the studio version; here it is.  Enjoy.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

The bigger they are, the harder they fall, eh?

This was one of my favorite pieces in the weekly news roundup, so I wanted to give it some primacy of place.  Honestly, this couldn’t happen to a more deserving cackling harpy.  Kamala “Heels-Up” Harris is probably the dumbest, least competent person to ever be a heartbeat away from the Imperial Mansion, and considering that this is a position previously held by Andrew Johnson and Al Gore, that’s really saying something.

It’s going to be interesting to see how they squeeze her out before the 2024 campaign season gets going in earnest, because you know sure as hell old Joe isn’t going to make it to another term.  Seriously – are these people the best the Democrats have?

Anyway, with that out of the way…

On To the Links!

Dear President Trump:  Thank you, thank you, thank you for sparing us from having to live through four years of this bitter, besotted, corrupt, wicked old harridan in the Imperial Mansion.

Probably ain’t gonna happen.

No shit, Sherlock.

What should Democrats do about rising inflation?  Resign.

And the money printer goes brrrrrrr.


A modern-day dinosaur.

Dinosaurs may have been colorful.  That’s reasonable, as living dinosaurs – birds – are often colorful.

Remind me again which political party has been running Chicago since the Depression?

How about just getting the government out of the way of the economy altogether?  Honestly, every time government interferes they make things worse.

Civil Disobedience 101 in New York.

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

Colorado Gov. Polis finds an acorn.

Cold, dark and hungry – that’s what life will be like if the Dems get their way.

I’ve never read even one word of Harry Potter and never will, but I confess to liking J.K. Rowling these days.

He should, but he won’t, and nobody in the legacy media will ask.

I love a happy ending.

Inflation continues to break records.

This Week’s Idiots:

Salon’s Amanda Marcotte (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The NY TimesThomas Edsall is an idiot.

The Atlantic’s David Litt is an idiot.

The Hill’s Phillip Wallach is an idiot.

CNN’s Mark Wolfe is an idiot.

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

The Hill’s Maria Cardona is an idiot.

Vox’s Zach Beauchamp is an idiot.

The New York Times’ Charles Blow (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

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

OK, that’s all I can take for this week.  I actually read these, you know.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Since last week we mentioned the Sanford Townsend Band opening for Melanie, here is the lady herself.   Melanie (full name Melanie Safka) was a folk/pop singer who had a fair following in the early Seventies.  She had a fun, light, airy style and was easy to listen to.

Her best-known song was Brand New Key, from her 1971 album Gather Me.  Imagine a lady singer today using the line “…some people say I’ve done all right for a girl?”  Brand New Key is a fun little tune you don’t have to take too seriously.  Enjoy.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Last Tuesday was sure an… interesting day.  Over the last couple of days I’ve been reviewing all that happened while I was away in pursuit of hoofed ungulates, and boy howdy is there some entertaining stuff there.  See the “This Week’s Idiots” section for some examples.

I had two primary takeaways from all this:  First, the VA elections in particular were all about education.  Parents (rightly) feel they should have some say on how their kids are educated.  Second, the Democrats have taken all the wrong messages from this, and the primary reaction seems to be “…we need to prog harder.”  Yeah, let us all know how that works out for you.

It’s going to be an interesting year coming up, True Believers.

And so…

On To the Links!

Remarkable:  A NJ truck driver, spending less than $200 on his campaign, unseats the long-standing NJ state Senate President.

He really has no idea what’s going on, does he?

I will watch this lady’s career with great interest.  Shes the kind of person that makes one proud to be an American.

This makes sense, so it will never happen.

Let’s Go Brandon!

Let’s go, Brandon!

Let’s go, Brandon!

Joe Manchin angers leftists – again.

Build Back Better is (hopefully) dead.

The best meltdowns from last Tuesday.

Dems fear 2022 will be a wipeout.  I’m guessing they are right.

When your enemy is committing suicide – let him!

Trump is spoiling for a rematch.

Fucking savages.

Ya think?

Remington, the country’s oldest gun manufacturer and in fact the country’s oldest corporation that is still in the primary business for which if was incorporated, is moving from Ilion, NY to Georgia.  Way overdue.

Why is the FBI investigating the theft of a girl’s diary?

This Week’s Idiots:

NY Magazine‘s Zak Cheney-Rice is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Ja’han Jones is an idiot.

Jonathan Chait is an idiot.

Alexandria “Crazy Eyes” Occasional Cortex is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Marc Ambinder is an idiot.

The Guardian‘s Andrew Gawthorpe is an idiot.

The Guardian’s Rebecca Solnit is also an idiot.

The Philly Inquirer’s Will Bunch is an idiot.

Brian Stelter, aside from being a potato, is also an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

In 2011 we lost a performer whose career spanned a wide variety of musical styles, including country, soul, pop and theater.  I’m speaking of Dobie Gray, and he was a remarkable musician.  Born into a family of Texas sharecroppers in 1940, Gray quickly moved into music and saw great success.  His 1973 hit Drift Away is still a staple of classic-rock radio.

Here, then, is that song.  Enjoy.