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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Archive for the ‘Dogs’ Category

Claire Wolfe

Monday links

Monday, March 31st, 2014
Claire Wolfe

Just some Sunday feelgood stuff

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

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.


Rabbit stampede!

(H/T JB)


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.


Claire Wolfe

Weekend links

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
  • 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.
Claire Wolfe

Going to the dogs

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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 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.

Claire Wolfe

Friday links

Friday, February 28th, 2014
  • 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.
Claire Wolfe

Wednesday links

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
  • 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.
  • 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.
Claire Wolfe

Weekend links

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
  • 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 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.


Claire Wolfe

Friday links

Friday, January 24th, 2014


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