Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Frozen Flicker Dinner

Caught this poor bastard trying to stay out of the wind while grabbing a quick bite to eat.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

SBL Nature Trail

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


Monday, December 20, 2010

SBL Nature Trail

I tried to take a night shot of the moon and the lunar eclipse from the back yard but it was too cloudy. So this is what it looked like, to the camera, just after midnight.

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nooze Peanuts

[1] Military service gets a little more fabulous. Senate defeats DADT, 65-31.

[2] Video (by Kevin K. at Rumproast): Obama Took My Peanuts.

[3] awards Lie of the Year to Republican Party actors and directors. Frank Luntz producer.

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'A government takeover of health care'

The Republican talking point was the most pervasive falsehood of the year, used hundreds of times by GOP leaders and candidates. And it worked: [ read all about it at ]

Oral Roberts University inflatable Rep. Michele Bachmann was this years runner-up for her adaptation of the wingnut fantasy foreign box office hit India on 200 Million Dollars a Day, starring Barack Obama and the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet.

UPDATE Still silence on the DADT repeal decision from Our Babbling Celebrity Loon of the North Star Sarah Palin. Not even a shrieky tweeter squeak from her. Maybe she's still busy clubbing to death that poor doomed yearling caibou she tried shooting at several times on TV.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snowpen thread


Sunday, December 5, 2010

SBL Nature Trail: Sarah Palin's epic story of reality tv survival

The Mat-Su Valley Grifter ventures onto the grassy champaign to ransack the mighty tundra.

For her freezer.

watch the video (h/t rumproast).

While back home, daughter Willow, has distilled the last of the summer turnips into some kind of polar night bathtub lightning. And a pack of rogue Alaskan wolamutes make quick work of the last 4 gallons of moose burger chili when the First Dood sets the cast iron cookfire dutch oven out to cool on the c-ment slab so he can go off and review videotape of first daughter Bristol's busker with the stars. Such is life in the wilds Anchorage metropolitan commuter suburbs of Wasilla.

So, what's a go-getter momma she-grizzly to do to keep food on her family but to saddle up the Discovery Channel film crew, throw the Browning 338 and a stag handle skinning knife into the back seat and strike out for ma nature's tundralicious home grown meat locker. See:

Sarah’s freezer is almost empty and winter is approaching. She embarks on an epic caribou hunting trip with her father, Chuck and friend Steve Becker. They travel 500 miles from the nearest city, above the Arctic Circle, in search of a caribou for food.

Tune in to "Sarah Palin's Alaska" this Sunday at 9pm ET/8pm central on TLC to see how we fill our freezers and feed our families with
home-grown tundra-roaming Alaskan wild game. We'll show you how Alaskans hunt. As my friend Sue says, "the tundra is the type of landscape that will make a man out of anybody."

So don't forget to tune in Sunday night to watch Sarah Palin pounce on a bog lemming and turn into a man. Or sumpin' like that.

Meanwhile, the First Dood will forage closer to home (about a mile and a half away from Lake Lucille to be more exact) in search of Alaskan Quiznos Flatbread Sammies and Papa Murphy's Take-N-Bake pizza pie. Yes, the wild shoreline of nearby Lake Wasilla abounds with victual goodies just begging to be bagged, tagged, dragged home and reheated in a microwave campfire.

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You won't be be surprised if F.D. Todd returns from the hunt exhausted yet triumphant. Tabling a days limit of Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Six Dollar Burgers, Arby's Steakhouse Onion Rings and a jamocha permafrosty shake or two, before Mamma Grizzly has even had a chance to bite the head off a quivering Snow Bunting.

No need for the First Dood to travel 500 miles to throttle a fear paralyzed Tundra Swam with his manly bare hands or blast the rack off a reindeer just to prove his man-ups. No siree Todd. Just relaxing with a freshly field dressed Taco Bell crunchy supreme and a cold bottle of Alaskan spruce-tip winter ale, while listening to Bristol and Willow bullyrag a half dozen rat bikers from Chickaloon in the construction trailer behind the FOX News two-brew-ski-doo studio, is enough of an epic tweak for one dood, for one Sunday night.

Also too: that there canned heat turnip solvent ain't too bad afterall neither. It'll peel frozen moose chili slag from a cold cast iron kettle or summon the Gretta from the bar at the Best Western before you can say oh, yoo betcha' there, or whatever.


Additional maps of interest:

Provisional Hunting Grounds (amplification) Wasilla/Palin Homestead Immediate Area


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

winter coming - autumn going

Snowpen thread.

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