December 26, 2009
GNN has learned that the remains of a four-foot Oryctolagus cuniculus discovered during excavations four years ago, on an MGM back lot, have been positively identified as those of cartoon star Bugs Bunny. Bunny vanished in late 1958 after a violent dispute with his agent and Mel Blanc, Bunny's voice coach. Emerging story.
While allowing my holiday meal(s) to digest, I browsed my Favorites Library and deleted a couple years of news items. I recalled my pleasure at THIS one, because I love crabmeat, and not the stringy shreds known as Snow Crab that you buy in the canned-fish aisle of the Pig Out Supermarket for $89 for a 4 oz can.
Owing to global warming in Antarctica, which (see the link) is apparently harmless to penquins, whales and fish, predators like crabs and sharks are sneaking back into Antarctic waters for a "Smorgasbord" of the hapless bottom dwellers that have flourished there since crabs and sharks were chased away by the cold 40 million years ago.
King Crabs, especially, hate the cold. Magnesium dispersion is difficult for a crab in cold water. He gets high, probably wears a periwinkle shell on his head, then drops deader than a Democrat's conscience. But warm water produces a perfectly healthy, sober crab with a day-tripper to an Antarctic buffet.
And sharks have their own problems with cold water. One is chemical, which bears a damaging relationship to water temperature (cold is bad); another is that sharks need to move, move, move, which is hard to do in cold water. (I question this, because a large shark enthusiastically nudged my leg in 56 F shallow water off the coast of Maine once, then hung around for a while. He seemed perfectly happy).
In any case, when Antarctica warms up, sharks and crabs will chow down like Goomba and DC on a budget Carnival Cruise. When those two blitzkreig the shrimp mounds, beware of undertow and tail shrapnel.
But Confusion reigns! A third specimen of famished shark, the Spiney Dogfish, is the subject of much confusion by the fishologists who study these things. According to the link, the "virtually global" Dogfish will be the scourge of Antarctica when the water warms, but an imbedded link in the same article states that they're disappearing and endangered...and add to this befuddlement this: the lack of ice will allow the Orcas to massacre the Spiney Doggish. You decide, because the "science" can't. My pet Spiney Dogfish won't answer my questions, either. As for the King Crabs, sharks eat them too...but, so what?
Finally, someone tell me why Antarctica has been free of sharks and King Crabs for 40 million years. Warming and cooling is cyclical..right?
December 24, 2009
December 23, 2009
What a strange season this is. We have slipped into Winter.
Andrew Wyeth said:
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the boneThis nation has slipped into Winter and night. Our Founders weep as patriots are forced to witness the rape of Lady Liberty. Military veterans will approach this Christmas season in much the same way one must move forward despite the death of a beloved child. Citizens should cower in shame that over 200 years of the American Experiment died on our watch, pulled into the undertow of ignorance, selfishness, weakness and Socialism.
structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it,
the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath
it, the whole story doesn't show.
But, as Wyeth says: "Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show." What doesn't show is Spring when seeds of discontent will burst forth with the sweet fruits of vengeance. Spring will enter majestically to a symphony of sharpening sabers and gathering armies. As buildings are rebuilt brick by brick, the American Revival will be achieved one small battle at a time. Spring is coming. Prepare for battle.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.
The midnight Christmas votes on bills nobody has read - with the exception of the Apollo Alliance or whoever wrote them...the Sunday evening votes on matters so controversial that "debate is not allowed"...creating fundamental change to the nation when those changes are NOT WANTED by the majority of Americans... two hundred years ago, legislators would be lynched for doing this - today, they are enriched by special interests who pay to play. Good-Bye America
December 22, 2009
All 58 Demos, plus the Indy-Socialist Sanders, plus the supposedly-conservative Joe Lieberman (even after he was eviscerated in the last election by Democrats) voted in lockstep with Reid. Can we finally put and end to hopeful fairy tale that Joe Lieberman -- Al Gore's old running mate -- is some sort of conservative?
Even without the Stupak anti-abortion language that the House insisted upon anywhere in the Senate bill, the "principled" Ben Nelson took his spoils and stuck the rest of us with increased Medicaid costs at the same time -- and left the unborn to fend for themselves.
When are people going to wake up?
This is what happens when the Demos are in charge of the government .... Senate rules blatantly broken to get to the precious objective ... all-night Senate sessions in the snow to pass something the public is overwhelmingly against ... bribes being doled out left and right with your money to pay off the traitors in D.C..
Just like the Republicans?
Now, it will be up to those with a brain and a fighting spirit to either stop or undo this.
December 21, 2009
I've believed for a long time that anyone desiring public office should be disqualified from holding it for that reason. Moral flexibility, and - in the beginning - the incipient greed and power lust that eventually consumes the person, is necessary to stay afloat in the chunky, fetid pools of politics, and some men and women seem to like it. You can't be better than the worms, when you spend your professional life in a bait box.
Christopher Dodd, the oleaginous, wax-faced, ravening creep from my state collected $100 million from the despicable Harry Reid for a vote that Dodd would have made for nothing. Mary Landrieu got $300 million, but Ben Nelson has set a new record for pretense and corruption as a phony hold-out on the Senate's Obamacare bill.
He's surrendered his anti-abortion credentials for what seems like the paltry treat of relieving Nebraska of MediCaid expenses. Whatever insults and degradation the Senate has proferred in its bill, it's also now passed these expenses from Nebraskans to everyone else.
Nelson is actually a cheap whore. Dodd and Landrieu got more for less. Anyway, if you're feeling low, read THIS. It took a long time for the disease of progressivism to take hold, and it will take a long time to wipe it out. It can be done.