- Well, it appears that Albuquerque residents have seriously had it with their thrill-killer cops.
- Churches. Being converted into pubs.
- Did you know … that “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan came to the U.S. as an illegal immigrant? (Tip o’ hat to PT)
- Another reason for drug warriors to suspect and harass you: having a Colorado license plate. (Will having a Washington state license plate be the next sure sign that you’re a monster possessed by Reefer Madness?)
- This writer asks why “we” make children sit still in class. But she dodges the answer. That’s curious, because John Taylor Gatto and many others have addressed that question in books and articles. “We” make children sit still in school (and obey bells, and associate only with those of the same age, and study each individual subject as if it’s unrelated to any other) because our government school system is based on a Prussian model designed to produce obedient little drones.
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That was a good thing you did, lady. But you’re supposed to offer to buy the mistreated dog before you steal it. (H/T JB)
Welllll, dunno if it’s the best political ad ever. But not bad.
There’s been so much terrible news out of that monster mudslide in Washington. And the last few days, so little news because they’re not saying much until the medical examiner identifies the latest bodies. Some bodies will just be under that mud forever. And nobody will ever know exactly how many.
All week I’ve bookmarked article after article, hoping to find something meaningful to say. But there’s nothing. Except for the few people rescued immediately after the slide there’s been nothing good. Except this one small thing.
Thanks, naturegirl for the one bit of cheer. I’m going to erase all those bookmarks now.
Also from naturegirl: Doggie magic tricks.
(Funny. But still mean.)
Might’s well wrap up with some more funny dogs.
- Beaded guns. Yes, very, very weird.
- Cops in Hawaii assert that they really, really, really need that law that allows them, and only them, to have sex with prostitutes.
- So what exactly did Erdogan think would happen when he tried to ban Twitter? Didn’t somebody say something about “can’t stop the signal”?
- I see the point. Larry Page would rather leave his billions to Elon Musk than to charity.
- Dog names (per jed in comments). Belladonna Squishypup. Definitely beats Maggie. Or Max.
- Okay, now I’ve gotten some fabulous deals at garage sales, yard sales, estate sales, rummage sales, or jumble sales as this article prefers to call them. But I must admit I’ve never just picked up some random little item for … $14,000??? Fourteen thousand dollars? At a junk sale? Are you kidding me? Still, if that’s your idea of a bargain, well, in this case, you’re amazingly correct.
I was planning on slowly working my way back to reality after the trip to Nicaragua. But no sooner had I returned than a client emergency (or several) came up. Reality caught me and wrestled me to the ground.
Those of you I owe emails may have to wait a while. (But then, knowing me and my bad email habits, you’re used to that, aren’t you?)
Meanwhile, have some dogs. And a cat or two.
- Beloved stray gets a home after being hit by a car.
- Dog saves her human after a snowmobile accident.
- And while we’re still in this frigid winter (for another day or two yet!), another dog helps save its human after its human saves it from thin ice. (H/T to furrydoc for the last two)
- On the less positive side of dogdom: I agree with Jennifer. It’s not Mickey’s fault he was badly raised, but the effort to save him after what he did is foolish. This pit bull should die.
- The CBSNews.com report is loaded with inaccuracies. But its main claim is absolutely, happily true: A $100 donation left by the fugitive Barefoot Bandit “for the care of animals” back in 2010 has just raised over $1,700 for an animal shelter. That’s thanks to the good thinking and good heart of the veterinarian, who got the money back from the police nearly four years later.
And for some mindless entertainment, here’s Home Alone with Kaiser the cat and Nana the Border Collie.
- Since we’ve been on the subject of writers lately: here’s Megan McArdle on why writers are the worst procrastinators. This isn’t really just about writers, but about fear of failure and the recent “special snowflake” self-esteem generation.
- And this column about how to get a job at Google isn’t really about how to get a job at Google, either. It’s about creativity. Adaptability. And other good things.
- Good news for all you who listened to (or played) too much loud rock-n-roll. A cure for noise-induced hearing loss may be on the horizon
- All hope is not lost. Hungry cougar stalks teenage boy. Cougar gets shot by guess who? Pix here.
- Very cool! A nifty handle wrap for a boot knife — that glows in the dark.
- Very odd. Did you know there’s an abandoned Nazi compound in the hills above L.A.?
- Brigid at Home on the Range writes a heart-rending tribute to her just-departed four-footed best friend.
- How did this (ahem) “anti-gun” spokesguy keep such a straight face? (H/T jb)
- Anybody seen The Lego Movie? Critics and audiences are loving it. Foxians have ranted that it’s anti-business. This review say’s its a hilarious and inspiring romp that savages crony capitalism and promotes all that we hold dear.
- Sure. You’re an anti-gunner and you just “forgot” you carried your gun into an elementary school.
- Yet another state proposes a law to make it lights out for the NSA.
- LOL! Best comment yet on the latest unilateral delay by the Obamaites of their “signature” sort-of-a-law-until-we-say-it-isn’t.
- “They” really do hate us for our freedom. It’s just that the “they” in question aren’t international terrorists.
- Patreon.com. The Netly equivalent of old-time art patrons, one dollar at a time. Great idea. (Via Ellendra in comments.)
- Dog sculptures. Made of salvaged bike parts.
- So you still don’t think Google Glass is creepy? Well how ’bout when New York City cops are testing it? (H/T MJR)
- “The repentant informant.” This article on liberty’s former friend Stacy Litz was published last year. The reporter (whose name really, truly is Jason Nark) interviewed me but forgot to tell me when the story hit, which is why I’m late with the news. I’m not quoted, but he does reference the booklet the Commentariat collaborated on: Rats! So pat yourselves on the back. You’re famous. :-)
- Cops do the usual no-knock dawn raid. On the usual word of a lying informant. Resident, believing he and his pregnant girlfriend are in danger, shoots and kills a deputy. Cops find pot. A grand jury refuses to indict. Even a blogger cop says it’s the right decision. And you thought there were no such things as miracles.
- Unfortunately, the usual *&^%$ still goes on. But you know … credit card fraud was involved. And somebody in the house had a concealed carry permit. So of course any amount of coppish violence is totally, absolutely justified. If you don’t think so you must be a domestic terrorist or something.
- Uh oh. Tricksy, buggy Adobe Flash now carries malware that can infect even Linux machines and Macs. Guess the good old days are truly over.
- Here’s more on Freespeechme.org from MWD. For nerdstuff, this is pretty lucid. And he very kindly tells me he’s snagged me a clairewolfe.bit domain name just in case.
- And never forget, no matter how weird the world gets, we can always enjoy the puppies. So here, via MLS, are big dogs who don’t realize they are.
- OMG, there may be a Velveeta shortage during the Super Bowl!
- … which would be especially awful when you consider whose teams are playing. What will happen when all those fans get the munchies?
- Dunno whether this bullying from a TSA thug is for real or not. Wouldn’t be surprised, though.
- Abramski case. I’d love to see the ATF get its arse handed to it on this one.
- Just in case you had any doubts about who the fedgov really works for.
- Judge rules sperm donor to be responsible for child support. Strange ruling. Governmentthink.
- Dogstuff: sweet and heartbreaking. (H/T MLS)
- Dogstuff: just plain sweet. And he’s a pit bull, wouldn’t you know it.