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  1. Laird
    Laird March 13, 2015 8:49 am

    Kurt Hofmann’s article lead me (via the typical tortuous internet route) to the Hickenlooper Blues, which I had to share.

  2. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty March 13, 2015 10:19 am

    Sure would love to have a drone to send to the grocery store when I just needed a few bananas or a quart of milk, rather than driving to town. Or have the store own the drone and make deliveries. Actually, I still want my flying car!!!

    I expect to see many, many more of these things employed for peaceful purposes in the years to come.

    And no, there really isn’t much of a way to enforce the prohibition, but of course, the very attempt will screw things up for a lot of us. Got to get rid of the prohibitionists, not just fight the bogus “laws.”

  3. Fred
    Fred March 13, 2015 10:39 am

    Laird,thanks for the link.What a slimeball!

    ML,you me and Red Forman all want our flying cars,LOL!

    Why I dont vote for politicians.Weve already been told,its Hillary or Jeb.Clinton is just so dang slimy its a Jeb win,lets get those bombs a dropping!

    Yup,I refuse to ‘support’ these sociopaths,and I will NOT give them my vote or support.

    Liked the baby dogs too,cute.Nice roundup today Claire.

    Have you been enjoying the Iditorad pictures and all the AMERICAN Huskies,those wonderful little mutts on all those teams?Yup,they run as well if not better than the stereotypical Siberians so many think populate the teams exclusively,lots of folks dont even know what an AMERICAN Husky is.Wont see em at the dog shows,they arent purebreads,just the best of many breeds combined.

  4. Claire
    Claire March 13, 2015 10:46 am

    “Have you been enjoying the Iditorad pictures and all the AMERICAN Huskies,those wonderful little mutts on all those teams?Yup,they run as well if not better than the stereotypical Siberians so many think populate the teams exclusively,”

    Fred, I haven’t seen any pix from the Iditarod, but I’ve seen those American Huskies in person (at a sled-dog race that started in (of all places) Atlantic City, Wyoming). I was surprised out of my sox at all those smallish, only semi-huskyish sled dogs! Yep, I was expecting giant Malamutes & Siberians & such. Big power dogs. And there were all those little muttly scrappers, rarin’ to run.

  5. Claire
    Claire March 13, 2015 10:52 am

    Laird — Even though the very thought of that particular pol makes me “Sickenlooper” … good link.

  6. Fred
    Fred March 13, 2015 12:41 pm

    The 1925 Serum run to deliver the diphtheria medicine to Nome had the large male Siberian,Balto,getting all the honors for running the last leg.But it was a small male,Togo,at 48 pounds and 12 years of age that led the toughest hardest longest leg in a blizzard.A scrappy little mostly black dog,he is referred to as a Siberian but certainly looks more American and musher Seppala referred to him as a mutt,and even stopped breeding him because he couldnt be recognized as a purebred.
    True Alaskans of the age talked of the truly heroic dog as Togo,and did not put Balto up for hero status at all.
    They are fantastic dogs,have no fear of anything and full of heart.

  7. Pat
    Pat March 13, 2015 2:27 pm

    My family had an American Husky many years ago. At that time he was called simply “a Spitz” (or sometimes Eskimo Spitz). He was a beauty, and a very sweet dog — and boy, did he love the snow! Just to watch him romp in it was a show in itself. We kids didn’t even have to join him, he just took by himself.

  8. Fred
    Fred March 13, 2015 3:30 pm

    Im sorry Im brain dead today(hurt my foot,on pain pills),I should have said Alaskan husky,not American,my bad.Its the Alaskan that is the mutt.

  9. Fred
    Fred March 13, 2015 3:35 pm

    As my Alaskan fella sits here and rolls his eyes at me……how embarrassing!

  10. jed
    jed March 13, 2015 3:39 pm

    How ’bout some cats and vacuum cleaners?

    Hick should’ve stuck to making beer. But I’m sure the Dems would’ve come up with someone equally bad, or worse, and the GOP would’ve still failed to win the seat.

    Cats in water? Hey Claire, how does your cat like the bathtub?

  11. Claire
    Claire March 13, 2015 4:28 pm

    Fred — That’s okay. Being Alaskan Huskies also makes them American Huskies, right? 🙂

    Take care of yourself.

  12. Paul Bonneau
    Paul Bonneau March 13, 2015 5:10 pm

    From the Krauthammer article:
    “The point of regulations is to ensure government transparency.”

    Or at least the illusion thereof…

    It’s hard to take a guy like Krauthammer seriously. I think Hitlery would make a great president, almost certain to bring the office into even more disrepute than it already is. She’d sell a boatload of guns, too.

  13. Fred
    Fred March 14, 2015 10:02 am

    Thanks Claire.
    Jed,tooooooo funny,thanks!

    Paul,you are right,Hilliary would be high comedy indeed!Im still putting my crystal ball up on a Jeb victory.The fix is already in in my little mind.

  14. LarryA
    LarryA March 14, 2015 6:00 pm

    Maybe. The election is certainly the Republican’s to lose. But they’re good at that.

  15. Paul Bonneau
    Paul Bonneau March 15, 2015 12:18 pm

    With an R Congress? Who in their right mind would vote for an R president in that situation? (Assuming voters actually are in their right mind, but never mind!)

    Nope, it’s Hitlery, guys. Embrace the suck.

    The sad thing is that she probably would not be quite as entertaining as Bill was…

    But hey, Bill would still be around, doing his thing! Yeah!

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