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Month: January 2017

Weekend links

  • Merry Christmas! Really.
  • One Dem makes one last-ditch effort to stop Trump. (Note the Freudian slip that this newly elected D-WA congressthing is identified as “D-Seattle.” People in rural Washington know all too well the truth in that little goofsie.)
  • Perhaps not for thee or me, but one family’s thriving in its pretty cob house. Inside a geodesic dome. Within the Arctic Circle. (H/T MtK for this very impressive story) 10 Comments
  • Rushing to keep up with everything links

  • How can Piers Morgan be such a flaming eejit on guns when he talks so much sense about other subjects? On this particular horror he speaks truth. You damn betcha that was a hate crime, and though I don’t believe in special categories of crime that necessitate guessing at someone’s mindset, there’s no doubt whatsoever of the mindset here.
  • A call for Obama to free the “godfather of grass.”
  • Even Vanity Fair, which reflexively accepts that Donald Trump is “the enemy,” knows knows the Dems are in absurd denial about why they’ve suddenly become a gigantic pack of losers. 11 Comments
  • El Arido

    You folks in the upper midwest, northeast, and most of Canada are no doubt used to the kind of weather that can crack your skin, chap your lips in minutes, give you nosebleeds, and turn you into a spark generator. (I remember it all too well from living in Minnesota.) Not so in this mild, soggy corner of the nation. At least not so until today. We’ve been having unusually cold, dry weather for days. Temps have barely squeaked above freezing during their daytime highs. Now, with a rising gale out of the east, we’re expecting outside humidity below 40%…


    So how bad was 2016 really?

    It’s the fashionable thing to say good riddance to 2016, a truly crappy year. Dave Barry joined the crowd in his usual style. (H/T jb) I don’t know, though. Like all years, it was a mix of curses and blessings, along with a lot of life-as-usual. There was, of course, that election whose sludge spread from one end of the calendar to the other. But at least we didn’t end up with the Clinton Crime Family running the country. There was terrorism and war. But when is there not? A lot of well-loved celebrities died — but then, don’t a…


    Monday links

  • Who’s the master and who’s the servant again? Texas school principle threatens to arrest parents who walk their kids to school or step foot on school grounds to pick up their kids. Apparently the local law enforcers are on her side. (More detail and parent reaction.) (H/T MtK)
  • Chortle. Larry Correia fisks another snotty HuffPo opinionator who thinks self-publishing is for dirty little losers.
  • The WaPo produces another hysterical fake news story (or at least a highly exaggerated news story). Hm. Guess that fake news stuff is really a problem after all. 8 Comments
  • Generator!

    Gassed it up and filled it with oil today. Read the manual, turned all the right dials, flipped all the right switches, pulled the cord and we were in business. This is the new generator under its very first load. (And no, I’m not really into froufrou lamps, but that one belonged to my friend Jill who died three years ago.) And this incredibly exciting photo (well, incredibly exciting to me, not that I’d expect anyone else to notice) is the new generator running both the refrigerator and a small chest freezer at the same time. I wasn’t sure it…