Thursday, April 17, 2008

I went to a debate and

the Festival of Banality broke out!

The republic is in serious trouble. The economy is collapsing, inflation is on the rise, we are despised throughout the world and caught in a nightmarish bungled occupation, our infrastructure is crumbling and higher education is beyond the reach of many. From that insipid disaster last night, you might well believe that America's greatest problems are caused by a retired minister, a University of Illinois at Chicago education professor and, of course, bitterness.

We do get the country we deserve.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In the silly season...

1) Which is more ridiculous, Mittens Romney as the "varmint hunter" or Hillary as "duck hunter?"

Wabbit season! Duck season!

2) Too damned funny


3) Did anyone notice while the press was fulminating over "bitter" that the entire administration basically confessed to war crimes?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Paging Grizzly Adams

We had one of the snowiest winters on record, and now floods (my par 3 golf course is COMPLETELY under water). But beyond weather weirdness, we have critter oddities. In the last month I have seen several of these in town, the gray one below was in the library parking lot and at the commuter train station, the red one in front of my house.

But today took the cake. Reports to keep pets inside and a close eye on small children because of several sightings of one of these on the north shore:

Hello, I'm not Grizzly Adams? Coyotes? Cougars?

The coyote was interesting, and basically harmless, and the foxes are just cool. But a ****ing COUGAR?