Category Archives: Politics

Animal’s Daily Wrong Way News

President Biden(‘s handlers) approval ratings are in free fall, and it doesn’t look like there will be any improvement in the near future.  Issues & Insights tells us why.  Excerpt:

Conservatives predicted that by making a 180-degree turn on Trump’s border policies, Biden would create an immigration crisis.

Even leftist economists warned Biden that his reckless and unneeded $1.9 trillion “rescue” plan – which he signed a full year after the recession had ended – would take the nation into an inflationary spiral.

Biden had been warned by people on the ground that the Taliban would take over Afghanistan as soon as he started withdrawing troops.

And Biden made his promise to bring a swift end to COVID to help him win the election, not based on any epidemiological compass.

Biden is turning out to be the presidential equivalent of “Wrong Way” Corrigan, the real-life pilot who in 1938 set off to fly from New York to Long Beach, California, but went 3,000 miles in the opposite direction and ended up in Ireland.

Or, perhaps more appropriately, Biden is the new “Wrongway Feldman,” the fictional “Gilligan’s Island” pilot who was described as so incompetent that he once bombed his own airfield.

We’ll let history decide which one he resembles most.

Let’s be honest, here; whoever bears the blame for this Charles Fox of an administration, it’s almost certainly not Joe Biden.  Not really.  Our non compos mentis President is just the figurehead for persons unknown.  While Biden’s former boss, Barack Obama, once famously observed we should not “…underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up,” at this juncture it is abundantly clear that it’s the handlers that are running the show.

Observe the supposed President during any appearance:  His dilated pupils, his meandering speech, his shambling walk.  Observe his sudden fits of anger and his tendency to wander off.  Note his comments on how he was “instructed” to only take questions from the media types on his notes, or that he was not supposed to take questions.

And whoever is pulling the strings is manifestly incompetent.  We’re seeing what it’s like to live in a kakistocracy, True Believers, and it would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

My last project having come to an end at the end of August.  I’ve been casting my net for a new job of work, aiming to score my next little piece of the professional gig economy.  And, to be sure, things have changed in the consulting world since I took the 36-month project that just concluded.  The primary change is one that’s rather to my liking:  Every project I’ve been approached about is 100% remote.  I can do all the work from my Alaska office.

There’s a lot to like about Japan.

While I’m glad of that effect the ‘rona has had on the workplace – and to be fair, the trend was moving in that direction before the ‘rona – the little bit of gypsy in me will kind of miss the traveling life.  In my professional capacity I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to places like Japan, a country I quickly fell in love with, and China, which I wasn’t so fond of.  I’ve been to Europe, to South Africa, various places in Canada and Mexico, and of course all over the United States.

It used to be that consultants in my industry were like wild geese; always ready to fly to where we were needed.  More and more we are telecommuting now, though, and I have to admit, as I get older, and especially now that we finally have achieved our goal of a rural Alaska home, I’m kind of glad to do the work remotely.  We’ll save our travel shoes for when we can take trips for fun.

And so…

On To the Links!

This, sooner or later, will end badly.

Well, I’m not going to start worrying just yet.

This is actually racist.

This is criminal incompetence.  And, arguably, a war crime.

Maureen Dowd tries to excuse the inexcusable, and fails.

And Joe Biden is out on a bike ride.

Don’t.  Mess.  With bacon.

Meanwhile, in the Imperial City, the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration continues its free-fall.

Yeah, Chuckie, well I’m deeply disappointed that the people of the state of New York keep sending an asshole like you to the Senate.

Fuck you, cut spending.

It’s happened before, and it will probably happen again.

The new B-21 bomber is farther along than we thought.

This is giggle-inducing.  Thus the popularity of “Miss Me Yet?” Trump merchandise.

I love a happy ending.

This Week’s Idiots:

Well, this is a stupid idea.

The New Republic‘s Alex Shephard is an idiot.

The Atlantic‘s Tom Nichols is an idiot.

Well, this guy’s sure an idiot.

Jonathan Chait is an idiot.

Eric Holder is an idiot.

The LA Times’ Jackie Calmes is an idiot.

San Francisco seems increasingly to be populated by idiots.

Why Biden Bet It All On Mandates.  Because he’s senile, and an idiot.

The Guardian’s Nova Reid is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Frank Zappa was one of the best guitar players that ever lived, but much more than that, he was a figure of singular genius.  His style was his own; his music didn’t fit any established genre, it was simply “Zappa.”  He wrote and conducted symphonies, at one point releasing an album of a symphony of his own composition, in which recording he personally conducted the London Symphony Orchestra.  He toured with huge bands, and his concerts were each one an event unto itself.  He also fought long and hard against anal-retentive assholes like Tipper Gore, who wanted trigger warnings on album labels.

One of my favorites of Zappa’s pieces is the instrumental Peaches en Regalia, from his 1969 album Hot Rats.  Here is the original studio cut of that piece.  Enjoy.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Bacon Time, Whores and Ale and Pirate’s Cove for the Rule Five links.  And thanks also to our pals at The Daley Gator for the weekly links mention.  If all of these guys aren’t on your daily read list, they should be!

A recent story on the distribution of monoclonal antibodies for the Kung Flu included this gem:

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra recently took control of the distribution of life-saving monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatments for coronavirus. The department now has the authority to regulate the distribution and usage of the treatment in all 50 states and restrict states that are using what the government determines as more than the “fair share.”

The department now has the authority?  Well, that’s an interesting assertion, but maybe some high-forehead type can take a look at this document and see wherein that authority is described.

Spoiler:  It isn’t.

Now, maybe someone can square that circle in accordance with this, the Tenth Amendment to the document linked above?

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Spoiler:  You can’t.

It’s long been popular in conservative and libertarian circles to point out the lack of constitutional authority for, well, most of what the Imperial City does these days.  But boy howdy, it’s sure apparent now that with the advent of the Moo Goo Gai Panic, the mask has just been stripped off.  Especially now, in the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration, they don’t even pretend to hide the grab for power.

It’s a fine pass we’ve come to.  I’m damned if I can see a way back.

Rule Five H.L. Mencken Friday

Last Sunday was the birthday of Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken, a man whose written words I’ve read, pondered and quoted at length.  Here, from Issues & Insights, is a neat tribute to the man and his thoughts.  Excerpt:

Henry Louis (H.L.) Mencken, the Sage of Baltimore, born Sept. 12, 1880, was a newspaperman, essayist, satirist, social critic and perhaps America’s most outspoken defender of liberty in the first half of the 20th century. Reflecting the difference between what was defensible as consistent with preserving our rights and what government did, a major theme of his writings was that “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”

On his birthday, it is worth remembering some of the reasons Mencken offered to justify that shame, since, by his standards, our government is even more shameful today than when he wrote.

The basis justifying shame in our government lies in the appropriate role of government:

The ideal government of all reflective men, from Aristotle onward, is one which lets the individual alone – one which barely escapes being no government at all.

Good government is that which delivers the citizen from being done out of his life and property too arbitrarily and violently – one that relieves him sufficiently from the barbaric business of guarding them to enable him to engage in gentler, more dignified, and more agreeable undertakings.

The problem is that our government has exploded in a torrent far beyond those proper bounds:

Law and its instrument, government, are necessary to the peace and safety of all of us, but all of us, unless we live the lives of mud turtles, frequently find them arrayed against us.

All government … is against liberty.

Here’s my favorite bit from Mencken:

The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself … Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable.

All government … is against liberty.

I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.

I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

All government is against liberty.  Some governments, of course, are wont to move harder against liberty than others; as far as the United States have fallen on the freedom scale, we’re still a long ways from North Korea.  But the arc of government always bends in that direction.

In spite of my usual optimism, I’m not sanguine about the future of the American republic.  Why?  Because I’ve read a lot of history.  It is in the nature of government to grow always larger and more intrusive.  And, as Mencken points out, all government is against liberty.  It’s a ratchet, not a dial, and thus only moves the one way.  I’m not saying that a return to traditional American liberty-based government is impossible, but I wouldn’t bet a nickel on it happening.

What’s surprising these days is that it all seems to be happening so quickly.  Actions by government – mass lockdowns, imprisonment of political dissenters, corruption of the military, partisan prosecutions by Imperial law enforcement -just seem to be spinning out of control.

Maybe, given honest elections, we could hold the bad things at bay a little longer.  But we can’t rely on honest elections any more, either.  Meanwhile, we can look back on Mencken’s work, realize once again how prescient he was, and wait for the next shoe to drop.

Animal’s Daily Recall News

California does have some great scenery.

As you will have no doubt read by now, loony Californey Governor Newsom (read that any way you like) has survived the recall attempt.  That shouldn’t come as any surprise.  The fix was in, and everybody knew it.  Excerpt:

The Democrat machine in California has been successful in defending Governor Gavin Newsom from defeat in Tuesday night’s recall election. 

On Monday night, President Joe Biden campaigned for Newsom in Long Beach and made the election a referendum on President Donald Trump. Ahead of the election, Newsom’s administration sent mail-in ballots to every registered voter in the state and used federal Wuhan coronavirus relief money to issue checks to voters. 

California pols in that now-securely one-party state will see this as a vindication, and will no doubt double down on the lunacy that has individuals and businesses fleeing the state. “Now, Animal,” you might ask, “since this was a foregone conclusion, why bring it up now, two days after the preordained fact?”  Well, because Roger Simon has an interesting piece at the Epoch Times, in which he admits it may be time for the various portions of the U.S., red and blue, to peacefully go their own ways.  Excerpt:

Please understand what I have in mind is not a civil war, anything but. Part of my intention is to diminish the violence that’s escalating throughout the nation, dial down the hatred, and certainly to avoid deaths.

It’s a peaceful, gradual, and negotiated separation I wish to explore based on two societies recognizing they have different goals and approaches and deciding to go their separate ways.

In other words, if a serious majority of blue state residents want to be “woke,” teach their children critical race theory, allow them to choose their sex at age eight and so forth, much as I abhor these things, they should have that ability, just as the majority of red state citizens who wish to preserve our constitutional republic for future generations should be able to do that as well.

I’ve mused on this topic before.  Here’s the problem, as I see it:  The current divide isn’t geographical, the way it was in 1860.  It’s cultural, and to a great extent, urban vs. non-urban.  Even Alaska, a pretty red state, has its own blue dot – Anchorage – which is fortunately offset by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough which includes Wasilla and Palmer, along with some smaller communities. This is another considerable population center that is deep, deep red.

So, how would we manage such a peaceful division?

Bear in mind also that the blue side of the divide would be unlikely in the extreme to agree to any peaceful division.  They are, after all, by definition adherents to a political philosophy that wants to reduce, if not eliminate, the autonomy of the individual.

Mr. Simon sees the possibility of a peaceful breakup.  I’m not so sure that I do.  Not any more.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

The equinox is in a few weeks, where the sun hits the halfway point on its long march south.  At these latitudes it is quite a journey, and just now the sunset has moved south of the power lines and is giving us some pretty views:

My summertime’s drive for fishing is now being overtaken by my drive to get out in the field after some birds, but I have to wait for full residency, which comes one year after switching my Colorado driver’s license for an Alaska one; specifically, on February second.  I understand the reason for that law, but the beautiful fall weather, the big stretch of borough land behind us and the hand-crafted Tolley side-by-side double in my gun safe are egging me on.  Next year, dammit!

And with that said…

On To the Links!

Peter Boghossian shows us the difference between politics and principles.

The Biden(‘s handlers) Administration just keeps building back better!

I love a happy ending.


Ever wondered what happens when you dangle a rhinoceros upside-down?  Well, now you know.

Somehow, I suspect most Texans don’t give two shits about what the SFGate thinks.

We can hope.  Having the GOP in control of Congress will… well, it will slow down the decline of the U.S. some.

Beer.  Is there anything it can’t do?

Fauci can fuck right off, the government does not have this authority.

Inflation is skyrocketing.  Nobody should be surprised by this.

This Week’s Idiots:

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

Harry Reid is still a corrupt asshole, and an idiot.

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

USAToday’s Ben Jealous is an idiot.

The New Republic‘s Timothy Noah is an idiot.

Sawed-off asshole Robert Reich is and always will be an idiot.

It’s idiots all the way down.

MSNBC’s Kavita Patel is an idiot.

The kind of stupidity shown at the VMAs (whatever those are) should be physically painful.

Alexandria “Crazy Eyes” Occasional Cortex continues to be a tone-deaf idiot.

New York’s new Governor is apparently an idiot with no clue as to the proper role of government.  What is it with that state, anyway?

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of style and grace; she was more beautiful in jeans, sweater and a towel over her hair than many women are in evening gowns, as you’ll see in this week’s selection.  And she wasn’t without pluck; during World War 2 she raised money for the Dutch underground during the German occupation of the Netherlands, an activity that may well have gotten her shot had she been caught in the act.

In the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn played the iconic character Holly Golightly opposite a very young George Peppard, with a brief appearance by the remarkable Buddy Ebsen.  It’s a great film featuring a great star, and at one point she gives voice to the song Moon River.  Here, in a clip from that film, is that lovely, classy lady and that beautiful song – enjoy.

Animal’s Daily Tyranny News

Before we begin, check out the penultimate episode of my latest series over at Glibertarians.

Now then:  Issues & Insights has an interesting take on recent actions by the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration.  Excerpt:

When the Babylon Bee posted a story with the headline “Joe Biden Announces Civil War,” it was intended to be parody. But like much the Bee publishes, it’s painfully close to the truth.

“In a stirring address to the country today, Biden has announced a new Civil War,” the Bee “reported” last week. The site’s masters of lampoon then “quoted” the president saying “we’re gonna force millions of people to get vaccinated against their will,” and in order “to enforce this, we’re just gonna have ourselves a little Civil War.”

Biting humor aside, what Biden actually said when he announced last Thursday that his administration is going to require every employer in the country with 100 or more employees to force their workers to be fully vaccinated “or show a negative test at least once a week” was disturbing. He indicated that he’s going to go beyond the autocratic pen-and-phone methods of the previous Democrat in the White House.

“If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my powers as president to get them out of the way,” he said, primarily referring to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who have refused to be bullied by federal pandemic orders.

Later in the day, senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond reiterated the threat, declaring that Biden “will run over” the “governors who stand in the way.” Obviously his handlers, much of his party, and nearly all of the media are in full support of him seizing powers he was never meant to have. 

The article later on mentions a bit run by the Babylon Bee, a (fictional) letter from Britain’s King George III praising Biden’s actions.  It’s an apt comparison.  Biden has more in common with George III than appears at first notice; a quickly declining mental capacity, a thirst for power, and a third- or fourth-rate intellect.

One might argue that Biden, like Trump, is more symptom than cause, and that’s probably accurate.  Old Joe himself was, as stated, never more than a third- or fourth-rate intellect even when he was firmly in charge of his faculties, which he now clearly is not.  Trump certainly was, but his presidency was largely the result of his uncanny ability to articulate the zeitgeist of the time – that a large proportion of voters were fed up with business as usual in the Imperial City.  But where Trump failed was that he badly underestimated the depth and breadth of the Swamp, and largely populated his administration with members of that community.  In the end, that was a big part of his 2020 “loss.”

Biden’s handlers are of the Swamp, and seek to expand the Swamp.  They seek to codify and expand the 2020 voting shenanigans, to hold much of the population under semi-permanent lockdown, and to vastly increase the power of the Imperial City over our lives.

That, True Believers, is the very definition of tyranny.  The next few years will tell the tale.

Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Whores and Ale, Pirate’s Cove and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links!

So, last Saturday was a key anniversary.  Twenty years prior, a bunch of Bronze Age savages attacked America as it had never been attacked before.  On that day, the New York Fire Department and the New York Police stepped up, and did so heroically, many of them dying trying to save the lives of the innocent.  America was, for a time, united.

So what happened?

Now, today, twenty years later, we have a senile, third-rater meat-puppet President who only appears when his dementia meds are briefly moderated enough to make him coherent for a short time, so he can repeat the canned statements that some shadowy figures are “instructing” him to make.  We’ve pulled out of the third-world shithole that sponsored the 9-11 terror attacks, and allowed the Bronze Age savages who sponsored the 9-11 terror attacks to waltz back into control.  Said withdrawal, of course, being one of the worst cluster-fucks in military history, one which left hundreds of Americans and American allies behind to face the wrath of the Taliban.

The aforementioned meat-puppet President is almost daily announcing egregious violations of the Constitution that would have been unthinkable twenty years ago.  He is doing this at the behest of… somebody, because, you know, fuck the separation of powers, fuck Federalism, fuck the Constitution’s restraints on government, and fuck the autonomy of the citizenry.  His (handler’s) economic policies and the prolific spending of his socialist allies in Congress have reignited inflation the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades, and are in the attempt of doubling and tripling down with trillions – trillions of dollars of new happy-bag Free Shit giveaways.

Twenty years ago, a bunch of Bronze Age savages attacked America as it had never been attacked before.  Their goal was to bring down the nation that was a beacon of freedom and prosperity the likes of which the world had never seen.

Have they won?

Animal’s Daily Projecting Weakness News

President Biden(‘s handlers) weakness, fecklessness and incompetence has implications far beyond Afghanistan and the southern border.  Take, for example, the Taiwan Strait.  Excerpt:

One of the worst aspects of Biden’s handlers’ thoroughly preventable disaster in Afghanistan is the message that it has sent to the world. Among those who have received that message loud and clear is Communist China. Focus Taiwan reported Sunday that “a total of 19 Chinese military aircraft, including fighter jets, flew into Taiwan’s southwestern air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday, the fourth time this has taken place in September, according to the Ministry of National Defense. The aircraft involved were 10 J-16 multi-role fighters, four H-6 bombers, four SU-30 fighters, and one Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft, according to a report released by the ministry.”

It’s hard not to see China’s new belligerence toward Taiwan as yet another core element of the Biden legacy: When America projects weakness to the world, malign actors take advantage. Nor is this even anything new; the ChiComs began acting aggressively toward Taiwan just days after Old Joe took office. The Daily Wire reported that “this is not the first time during the Biden administration China has sent a multitude of jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone; on January 24, 15 aircraft were spotted; on 12 April, Taiwan reported 25 jets.”

On June 15, after the G7 issued a statement calling for “peaceful resolution” of issues between Communist China and Taiwan, the People’s Republic made it clear that it understood the significance of this less-than-ringing defense of the freedom of the Republic of China, sending a record 28 aircraft into Taiwan’s ADIZ.

None of this should come as any surprise; the Communist Chinese have known what Old Joe is made of for quite some time. The Daily Wire noted that back in 2001, then-Senator Joe took to the Washington Post to declare that “as a matter of diplomacy, there is a huge difference between reserving the right to use force and obligating ourselves, a priori, to come to the defense of Taiwan. The president should not cede to Taiwan, much less to China, the ability automatically to draw us into a war across the Taiwan Strait.”

Frankly, if the PRC doesn’t take advantage of the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration’s weakness to do something about Taiwan – well, I won’t be shocked, but I’ll be a little surprised.  Taiwan may be a bridge too far, though.  I’m skeptical of China’s ability to project power, even across the Taiwan Strait.  The Chinese Navy (actually oddly called “the People’s Liberation Army Navy”) is basically a frigate navy, with one old Cold-War era surplus Russian carrier and a new “super” carrier in the building.

Still – the PRC may surprise us.  But Taiwan may have a trick or two up their sleeves as well.

Taiwan has been preparing for an eventual confrontation for a couple of generations now.  Also, I wouldn’t rule out Japan getting involved, as they are surely savvy enough to know they’d be next on the chopping block if China got increasingly frisky about building some kind of new Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.

The main point of all this speculation is this:  Our western Pacific allies don’t trust us any more.  Frankly, they shouldn’t.  I wouldn’t be a plugged nickel on the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration having their backs if anything went sideways.

Animal’s Hump Day News

Happy Hump Day!

Someone told me a while back that, of all the immortal Douglas DC-3s still in use in the United States, well over half are flying in Alaska.  I haven’t taken the time to confirm that but we do see DC-3s regularly passing overhead, sometimes two a day.  They’re great for small Alaska airfields:  Rugged, rough-field capable, dependable, and able to carry big loads.  I expect we’ll see them in use here in the Great Land for some time to come, which is pretty good for a model of aircraft which once carried the Old Man from Lowry Army Airfield, Colorado to Victorville, California, in 1945.  He described that trip in an Army C-47 as “being sealed in a tin can full of bolts and shaken,” but then, his sorties in B-25 and B-17 bombers in that time frame were very similar, or so he always told it.

Here’s a neat video of a startup and takeoff of a Swissair DC-3.  What a beautiful old bird.  It’s great to see them still in use.

Now then:

On To the Links!

Beer.  Is there anything it can’t do?

Elder Versus Newsom: Two Radically Different Views of the Soul of America.  That’s something of an understatement.

Amazon’s Answer to Delivery Driver Shortage: Recruit Pot Smokers.  Note to self:  Stop ordering snack foods from Amazon.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving cackling harpy.

Up to 60% of Americans think President Biden(‘s handlers) should resign over the Afghanistan catastrophe.  Problem is, he has a great life-insurance policy, namely that nobody in either party wants Heels-Up Harris in the Imperial Mansion.

Joe Manchin steps up.

Ready… Fire… AIM!

Artorius rex!

Fuck off, slaver!

Savages gonna savage.

Why not just ditch the monarchy altogether?  Seriously, Brits, it’s way past damn time.

How Has Joe Biden Become So Unpopular?  Well, his constant incompetent fucking up may have something to do with it.

Well, this is amusing.

Timing Biden’s exit?  He may not have much say in it.  He likely isn’t coherent enough to have any say in it.

Wait, we don’t call them tornadoes any more?  Seriously, is there anyone left on the planet that can’t see that this guy is too far gone to blow his own nose, much less be President?

This Week’s Idiots:

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

Slate‘s Dahlia Lithwick (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

The New York TimesEzra Klein (Repeat Offender Alert) is an idiot.

CNN’s Chris Cillizza is an idiot.

New York Magazine‘s Eric Levitz is an idiot.  Seriously, do none of these dimwits ever give a moment’s thought to what happens when the shoe is on the other foot?

CNN’s John Blake is an idiot.

The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill is an idiot.

MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross is an idiot.

Guardian‘s Lawrence Douglas is an idiot.

NY Daily News’ Paul Bledsoe is an idiot.

This Week’s Cultural Edification:

Mike Nesmith is probably best known for his tenure with The Monkees, but the post-Monkee Nesmith did some… interesting stuff.  Among other things, he was one of the pioneers of the themed music video, along with his buddy Frank Zappa and the prescient David Bowie.

In 1981, Nesmith released a video album (on Laserdisc!) called Elephant Parts. It was odd, to say the least, but worth a watch.  Here, from that album, is the classic work Cruisin’.  Enjoy.