Stop Badgering Us!

“Here’s what I hope is the beginning of a trend,” says Admin.

“I’ll bite,” says Spence.

Me, too. But what?

“This Wisconsin thing,” says Admin, “politicians going into hiding. Imagine if every politician in the country did that?”

“I know you’ve always been a Jeffersonian,” Spence says, “but don’t you think it’s getting extreme?”

“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”

Uh-oh. The last dude I heard say that is now wearing an orange jumpsuit. Admin wouldn’t look good in one.

Welcome Kelly, Jodie, Prince, Roxie, Zoey, Rocket.


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110 Responses to “Stop Badgering Us!”

  1. B.Stover
    9:25 am on February 19th, 2011

    Don’t get me started on this. (Chet: I think there are a few politicans who should be in orange jump suits and it doesn’t matter if they’d look good in them or not.)

  2. bluecat
    10:02 am on February 19th, 2011

    Good morning, Everybody.

    Siber-H – no moon dust here last night. We had clouds too.

    Staff – a couple of years ago a pair of Coopers Hawks nested in our suburban back yard. Mom watched one of them bounce on a red bud branch until it fell, then broke it into pieces for the nest. The most fun was watching 3 chicks learn to fly and hunt. The chased each other in the air and also played king of the hill on lower branches of white pines. By August they were gone and sadly didn’t return the next spring. But Mom collected a couple of feathers and might make a dream-catcher one day.

    Rio – I think the blog has a few flower children members. We make you nuts, don’t we? 🙂

  3. B.Stover
    10:05 am on February 19th, 2011

    Happy birthday to Jasper’s mom!

  4. B.Stover
    10:06 am on February 19th, 2011

    Yes! Let’s make Rio nuts!

    Bluecat: What is a dream-catcher?

  5. Wolfie
    10:21 am on February 19th, 2011

    It was pouring rain here but mom opened the window and some moonbeams bounced in and we feel better now.

    I think that we have been too passive passive for too long. And Admin is right. This is just the beginning.

  6. Staff
    10:24 am on February 19th, 2011

    Yah, you betcha. Power to the People. Now I need a nap.

  7. Wolfie
    10:28 am on February 19th, 2011

    Bluecat….I would love to see your advatar!

    Happy birthday to Jaspers mom.

    Grandma Jean is doing better. Mom and dad are leaving for LA in a few minutes.

  8. AbbietheKitty
    10:46 am on February 19th, 2011

    Dear Rio,
    Thank you for asking after me last night. I am here and doing fine. Yes, Alice is a little pushy but really it is so tiring to be always nosing her away from the blog. I would really rather nap with Staff. She likes me to keep her feet warm. Yaaawwwwnnnn. I will blog when I am feeling like it.
    Meanwhile….snorrrrrrrrrrrrrt…. I will take a little nap…..

  9. Staff
    10:48 am on February 19th, 2011

    Wolfie, So glad to hear that Grandma Jean is feeling better. Hope your folks have a good trip. And you be careful while they are gone. We will miss you while they are traveling.


  10. Staff
    10:52 am on February 19th, 2011

    A dream catcher is a circular web often decorated with feathers and sometimes turquoise or other natural items. It protects you from (Mr.Husky is this right?) bad dreams. You hang them in the window.

    If you use Google images and put in dream catcher you will get lots of pictures of them.

  11. Staff
    10:52 am on February 19th, 2011

    Now I REALLY am going to nap.

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 am on February 19th, 2011

    BluKat!… I guess once a hippy always a hippy…snort!…I’m really glad I missed out on that era. And yes you all do, immensely.

    Book!….We are reading the Charming Mr. Abraham’s Delusion right now. Yet another book we can hardly let out of our hands, and we’ve just barely begun….snort!…Has anyone else read this one?…sniff!

  13. Wolfie
    11:08 am on February 19th, 2011

    Welcome to all the new guys. We’d love to hear from you!

  14. Wolfie
    11:12 am on February 19th, 2011

    Not to be confused with a bottle bush. You stick bottles in the branches of a tree or bush and it captures the bad spirits and doesn’t let them out.

    I think.

  15. B.Stover
    11:16 am on February 19th, 2011

    Hi Wolfie. Nice to hear from you.

    Thank you Staff. I’ll Google it.

    Rio: Define “hippy.”

  16. Melanie
    11:17 am on February 19th, 2011

    Have a good nap Staff and Abbie. 🙂

    Politicians . . . hmm . . . I can think of several of that would great in orange. From City council people and up . . . and from any which party . . .

    Orange, the next color in Politics!

    Wölfie: Hope your people’s trip is easy and that Grandma is gets better and better.

  17. B.Stover
    11:21 am on February 19th, 2011

    Here is the Wikipedia article on dream catchers. It includes pictures. Apparently you can get them at Amazon. I’ll have to check it out.

  18. Melanie
    11:25 am on February 19th, 2011

    I had friends that were hippies. I was not a hippy. Not quite old enough. I was that next “type” Mother Earth.

    Had fun, had goats, had chickens, had a wood stoves (to cook and heat), learned a great deal.

    I don’t know what I am now. My guys think I’m old (a weird old though and don’t say anything in my hearing), but when I don’t count the aches and pains, I feel more like 11. That was a really great time, read a lot, did science experiments, built go-carts, went on month long vacation all over the US, rode horses, rode my bike, explored the Morton Arboretum. Great time.

    Hmm, perhaps as we grow older we can become less of some stereotype? That would be cool.

  19. Melanie
    11:36 am on February 19th, 2011

    Happy Birthday Jasper’s Mom, I hope the job is going great!

    Riö, I know you don’t like goats, but here is one reason that I loved my goats!!
    Wish I had pictures on my computer of them. I don’t even know where my pictures are.

  20. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:54 am on February 19th, 2011

    Rio we’ve read Delusion here, I think it was the second or third PA book we read; it was relatively easy to find in paperback in most bookstores, because it is one of his more recent ones. You will like it a lot.

    My dad says he wouldn’t describe himself as a hippie, although his hair was a lot longer at that time and he even tried growing a beard once (way too scraggly though — not a prety sight for those who saw it). He says being in Washington in the late 60’s and early 70’s was a pretty exciting place to be. And of course, if he hadn’t been here then, he would never have met, and where would leave me. Wookie

  21. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:57 am on February 19th, 2011

    That should be wouldn’t have met mom, of course. Darn iPaw. Wookie

  22. Gus & BooBear
    12:16 pm on February 19th, 2011

    We have a pair of hawks (not sure what kind) that nest in the woods either behind our new house or the side of the house. Our neighbor (who is a BIG bird watcher) says they are a breeding pair. Wish we could find the nest so we could observe the babies when they come. They were out on Super Bowl Sunday so Mom’s family got to look at them with the binoculars. The family are all city dwellers so this was pretty cool for them. We also have a herd of deer that pass by on a path behind the house at the edge of the woods. Mom puts deer corn out there so they can munch a little on their way.

  23. Melanie
    12:19 pm on February 19th, 2011

    iPaw, my foot! Snicker

  24. Melanie
    12:22 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Okay, so I’m making a stretch here, but YSAS’s facebook has his picture for BE on it, so I’m putting it up. He’s wearing the man girdle, or as my nephew put it “mirdle” and the young lady with him is awesomely dressed.

  25. Jasper the Poodle
    12:48 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hello plunderers! It’s my mom’s birthday. She has been playing sock with me this morning to celebrate. February is a big birthday month in our family cause my 2-legged brother’s birthday is 2/14, he turned 24, then my wonderful Grandma Chris, mom’s mom, her birthday is 2/15. Mom is going to Carrabba’s tonight to celebrate with delish food and berry sangria. I wish I could go with her cause I would really like to try that sangria that she raves about, but she is going with her mom and her sister. I’m going to nap while she is gone so that I can play sock with her again when she gets home.

    Mom says her job is going great and even tho she has a two-hour to/fro drive each day, she is using the time to think and plan and just chill. She really enjoys silence. She says silence is like air to her, she needs it to live.

    The sun is shining here in Grand Rapids and I’ve already seen two kats out my window. I don’t mind when they walk thru my yard cause I like to watch them saunter by. Parades are fun.

  26. B.Stover
    1:00 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Dreamcatchers are beautiful. At Amazon they have windchimes and jewelry. Shall I buy something…..pondering….

    And I am old enough to have been a hippy.

  27. C. Harris
    1:02 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Happy B-day Jasper’s mom. Sounds like things are going wonderful.

    Abbiethekat: I read that kats can sleep 20-22 hours a day. I think my kat is pretty close to that. Kats are the only animals that do this.

  28. Siber-H
    1:06 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Happy Birthday Jasper’s Mom!!!

    Bluecat, that is cute: “flower children” on the blog.

    Yes,Staff, that is correct; dreamcatchers protect you from bad dreams. They were all the rage here, but since I deliberately try to remain “out of the loop”, I don’t know if they still are. Mom got bored with what’s trendy long before I came along.
    People had them hanging from their rear view mirrors in their cars. White folk here are really good about “borrowing” from Native American culture and hanging it on their rear view mirrors.

  29. Siber-H
    1:12 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Predators sleep more then prey.
    On that note: We need a nap soon…stayed up late because of the Yukon Quest and then off to the dog park at dawn.

    Wolfie, we will miss you. Hope your folks have a safe trip and very glad to hear that grandma is better.

  30. Melanie
    1:18 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Siber-H: This means I am a more of a predator than The Pack. I’m beginning to sleep like a Kat!

  31. C. Harris
    1:34 pm on February 19th, 2011

    -20 today, sun is shining on the new snow. Time to go into town for long overdue errands. Will catch up later.

  32. dawson
    2:19 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Bluecat: I will take no credit for making Rio nuts. Rio was nuts before I ever met him. Hawk feathers are cool.

    Jasper: Happy Birthday to your mom. I, too, need a certain amount of silence every day.

    The older I get, the hippier. I’ll thank you not to notice it.
    I stayed up late after getting the update on the Quest from Siber H.. He got me hooked on “watching” sled dogs.

    Melanie: YSAS and his awesomely dressed young lady make a handsome couple.

  33. Melanie
    2:24 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Snickering here, Dawson.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:38 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Birthdays!…. This past week was her best friends birthday too! So we are getting ready to go out to the farm and see Pepper!…snort!… She has that latest project all wrapped up in birthday paper. Can’t wait to see if Pepper’s gal likes it or not….sniff!

    Clarkson!… He is my hero! What a dashing pose and wonderful outfits!…snort!…I hope he knocks ‘em dead on BE….wheeze!

  35. Melanie
    2:47 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Riö, I hope it’s Pepper’s friend that likes it and not Pepper.
    (thinking of a poor Kindle here)

  36. dawson
    3:01 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Rio: I predict your Friend’s friend will do lots of ooohing and aaahing when she sees her present.

  37. B.Stover
    4:00 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Melanie: It was only the Kindle cover that was chewed not the Kindle right? The Kindle is okay?

  38. Melanie
    4:14 pm on February 19th, 2011

    The Kindle is okay. In fact, I have to show Zoë how to download new Anne River Siddons book, “Burnt Mountain”.

  39. Melanie
    4:26 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Whoops, no we didn’t. It’s preorder.

  40. B.Stover
    6:40 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Melanie: I’ve never read anything by Anne River Siddons. What are her books like?

  41. Melanie
    6:48 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Of course, now I’ve hit a complete blank. I’ll get back to you on that tomorrow.
    We’ve got some in the bookshelves and I’ll have to look for them and figure it out again.

    the scarecrow

  42. Mollypop
    6:55 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Today for the first time my Mom and Sam’s Mom did a mall walk. The high wind gusts did it. They both wanted to get out and walk and this seemed to be the thing to do. They loved it and so will do it more when the weather is too awful to take long walks outside.

  43. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:03 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hey y’all! When Mom’s little brother was about 7 or 8, he told everyone he wanted to be a hippy when he grew up. He wore a peace medallion and grew his hair as long as Grandpa and Grandma would allow. Then one day he got car sick while their car was stopped for road construction. When he got out of the car to “take care of business,” the flagman came over and said, “Oh, is your little girl sick?” My uncle still hears about that one! Interestingly enough, he grew up to be a (gasp!) Republican!!!

  44. B.Stover
    7:09 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Mollypop: Why did they love the mall walk?

  45. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:13 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Bee: Anne Rivers Siddons is an author that Mom likes. Most of her stories are set in the South. She used to live in Atlanta, so a lot of her books are set there. Then she moved to Charleston, so her newer books are set there. She also has a summer home in Maine, and wrote a book about Maine that Mom really didn’t like, Off Season. Mom hated the ending, although one of the reviews calls it “a powerhouse ending, dazzling in its stealth and ambiguity.” Like most authors, some of her books are better than others!

  46. Belle-the-Bad
    7:15 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hey dawgs! I got to be the dog this morning. We went for bagels and I got some cream cheese on mine and a little bowl of tea. Then we went road trippin’ and the craziest thing happened. We went to this store, an open minded one, that I thought I recognized but, man the world turned upside down. Everything was blue instead of orange. I am wondering if I should get my eyes checked.

    uhhummm, is this thing on?

    Her name was Lola
    She was a show dog
    Pretty ribbons in her hair
    And her tail fluffed out to there…

  47. Melanie
    7:19 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hello to Belle-the-Bad! Love your song.

    MollyPop: Is there such a thing as a Mall Shuffle?

  48. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:20 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Belle: Don’t worry — I don’t think you’ve suddenly become colorblind. Your Mom is just avoiding the orange place — and with good reason!!!

  49. Alice M. Johnson
    7:34 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Yes Belle, None of us on this here blog go to the orange place. We boycott it. Heh. We are blue through and through.

  50. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:41 pm on February 19th, 2011

    But Alice, you look orange to me!!!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:43 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Home!….Finally! And project-less…sniff!… She has already started the next one. Pepper gave me a good butt bump and knocked me into the sandy dusty dirt out there on the farm…cough!wheeze!… Those guys are planting dry land grass seed in that big horse arena that doesn’t get used since Pepper’s kids are not into doing rodeo stuff anymore….sniff!… I can’t wait to see if anything will actually grow in that dusty sandy dirt. Although one year they grew great big pumpkins out there and gave us one for Halloween!…snort!… I loved that pumpkin, it was my favorite thing to take a leak on…heh!… Someone stole it one night. Little did they know it was covered in piss….chorkel!

  52. Siber-H
    7:43 pm on February 19th, 2011

    We also shop at the blue store instead of the orange store.
    Belle, were you named after the outlaw, Belle Starr?

    That’s a funny story about your uncle, Kirby.

  53. Alice M. Johnson
    7:43 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Kirby Kirby Kirby. I am a blonde, Kirby. Not an orange, sheesh!

  54. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:53 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Alice: I think you’re the one who might be colorblind — you’re more orange than yellow!

  55. Siber-H
    7:56 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Rio, remember and let me know if that grass grows. We have a lot of sandy dirt in my area…more sand and dust than dirt.

    Alice, would that be bottle blonde?

  56. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:57 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Siber-H: Whenever Mom visits her family she always tells her nieces and nephews stories about when their dads were little. And since Mom is the oldest, she’s got lots of stories — the kids love them, her brothers not so much! (Of course, her brothers sometimes turn the tables and tell stories about her, but their memories are just wrong!!!)

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Orange!…Alice has never been a true blond, but now she is leaning towards an orangey redish color…heh!… The only thing that could be called blonde is her Great White Tail!…snorkel!

  58. Alice M. Johnson
    8:10 pm on February 19th, 2011


    you guys are gonna get in trouble.

  59. Melanie
    8:15 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I was wondering about the title of this posting “Stop Badgering Us!”

    First I thought badgers were only in England. That probably comes from a children’s book I read when I was little. Turns out ( according to Wikipedia) that there are badgers called Taxideinae in North America. Okay, the tax thing might fit with politicians be it for or against. I kept on . . . They are a member of the WEASEL family. That definitely could fit. But I kept wondering . . . Their jaws are made so they really lock on to things. That could fit or not with politicians. I kept reading.

    I still wasn’t sure how the title fit the posting. So I tried trying to find out where the phrase came from . . .
    blurtit says that it came from “badger baiting” which was just really yucky. You’ll have to do your own research on that one. But YUCK.
    But blurtit (in another spot) also said that it’s because the animal is nosy and persistent. Seems to me they are flip flopping there. And that can also be politicians. (snicker)

    Then looking on thefreedicitionary I found IT! (I think)
    A Badger is a native or resident of Wisconsin. . . I think a couple of someones would have gotten this way before me.

    BTW, I would not suggest looking it on the Urban dictionary.

  60. Melanie
    8:19 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Kriby T: I found out my sister has been telling her children (for years) stories about my children. I can not figure out if she was doing this for . . .
    1. Entertainment
    2. As a warning on not what to do
    3. As a guide on what to do

    “Fascinating” as Spock would say.

  61. Melanie
    8:19 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Ah, sorry KIRBY not Kriby!

  62. AbbietheKitty
    8:20 pm on February 19th, 2011

    The Badger is the state mammal of Wisconsin. The U of W sports teams are the Badgers

  63. Mollypop
    8:20 pm on February 19th, 2011

    B. Mom had planned a long walk to Starbucks to read her Kindle and then walk back. Instead there were 50 mph winds. Sam’s mom usually takes longer walks, like 4 miles. The mall was perfect – no icy sidewalks, no getting blown away.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Alice!… Is that a new photo? I don’t think I have ever seen that one of you before!…heh!…You do look a lot blonder in this one, but photo’s can be touched up and that’s what I think has happened here….snort!….Nice try, but no banana. You are still more orange than blonde….sneeeeeeze!…Damned dusty sandy dirt…grunt!

    SiberH!… I will keep you abreast of the grass growth in that annoying sandy dirt….cough!… She didn’t take one photo today because she isn’t feeling her spunky self. Lucky for me because I was off my photo guard and she could have gotten a lot of me being knocked around in this sandy dirt….grumble! shake!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on February 19th, 2011

    OMG! OMG!…..I hear bath water running….sniff!listen!….Where to hide, where to hide!?….sniff!listen!….Under something, behind something….grruuuummmpp!

  66. AbbietheKitty
    8:31 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hey Rio,
    What kind of a camera did your friend buy last year. Staff says she needs a new one.
    And yes that is an old photo. From last fall, before all the snow blocked the window view. That is the color Alice is when she is in the sunlight. When she is in incandescent lighting she does look a lot more orange. She keeps insisting that blondes have more fun.


  67. AbbietheKitty
    8:33 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Uh-Oh Rio.

    No where to run to Baby,
    No where to hide…..

  68. AbbietheKitty
    8:38 pm on February 19th, 2011
  69. Mollypop
    8:42 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Could Rio be having a bath right now?

  70. Melanie
    8:42 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Thank you Abbie. Nice Kat to put it so politely.

  71. Melanie
    8:43 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Aside to Alice . . . I tried to make Riö orange, but it just didn’t work. Sorry.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on February 19th, 2011

    AbbieTheKitty, Rio’s friend here. The camera I use now is called the “Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS Digital Elph.” It is easy to use and the video is excellent! The software to upload photos is really easy to install and use. I recommend it, but it was a bit pricey last summer when I broke down and finally bought it. Prices might be lower now. Rio is soaking in the bathtub and there is no way a fat pug can get out of a slick tub, or even a dry tub. I should keep him there more often.

  73. B.Stover
    8:48 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Kirby: Thank you regarding the Siddons books.

    Mollypop: That makes sense. I think I’d keep stopping to look in the store windows.

    Alice is beautiful no matter what color.

  74. Staff
    8:55 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Too bad Rio, Abbie is not much of a sympathiser as she has never had a bath. This is what happens when you play in the dirt. (or are knocked in the dirt)

  75. Melanie
    8:55 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hmm, I think someone got a video of Riö’s bath time. And he seems to have a stuffed animal with him!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Here are some thoughts going through his head while he is having a good soak tonight, which is well over-due!

  77. Alice M. Johnson
    8:59 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Dear Rio’s friend. I just think the bath is payback for his calling me a bottle blonde. Heh. Paybacks are a female dog!
    And thanks for the camera info. Staff is writing it down.

  78. Alice M. Johnson
    9:09 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I was watching the ‘cute pug attacks shampoo bottles’ and the barking scared AbbietheKitty from her nap. heh
    She is still looking around for that little yapper.

  79. Alice M. Johnson
    9:10 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I have always admired you. I hope you are feeling ‘tip-top’ these days. 😀

  80. Melanie
    9:14 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Riö’s friend: I loved that. And I kept hoping they would turn the water off before it filled the tub. Not sure if Pugs can swim. . .

  81. Siber-H
    9:15 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Rio needs to be rescued!!!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Escape!…I darted, I dashed, I swerved, I ran in circles, I growled, I barked, I whined….snort!…In the end there was no escape and she got me. I have been in the tub soaking for at least two days….grump!….Now I am finally out and feeling fine!…wuffle!…No blow-drying for me, I am a wash and wear kind of guy….snort! …What did I miss?…sniff!

  83. B.Stover
    9:26 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I’m feeling much better Alice. Thank you.

    Rio: Are you okay?

    So what does the title of today’s post mean?

  84. Melanie
    9:36 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I am all . . . wait, I can’t be all ears because I’m writing . . .

    I am all eyes to find out B. Stover.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Top Chef!….Kirby, have you seen the episode with the Cookie Monster and his friends doing the quick fire judging!…heh!…That was on when I finally escaped from the tub. How funny those Sesame Street puppets are. We here love puppets for some reason….snort!

  86. B.Stover
    9:41 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Admin wants all politicans to go into hiding….an interesting concept. And as they leave they’re telling everyone to leave them alone???

  87. Alice M. Johnson
    9:43 pm on February 19th, 2011

    It has to be a reference to the political upset in the Badger State. I am not sure what a Jeffersonian is. I personally prefer to believe that he is on the side of the union workers, but that is not because I can interpret the post.
    Do you know what a Jeffersonian is?
    Jefferson did seem to be for the ‘common man’. ?

  88. Melanie
    9:45 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Whew, I’m too exhausted to think.

    Though I do remember my favorite Sesame Street skit. It was the Alien puppets trying to talk to a phone. Wonderful.

    Well TTFN

    It’s 12 degrees and the wind is howling!

  89. Alice M. Johnson
    9:46 pm on February 19th, 2011

    what is a Jeffersonian democracy

  90. Staff
    9:49 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Our warm wave is over. We are supposed to get around 8 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow. Also they are saying the melt down of the last 5 days did nothing to abate the flooding forecast because the water is still in what is left of the snow pack.
    In fact, because there is less snow to melt, it will make the melt faster (which is worse). They are now saying there is a 22% chance that this year will be the worst flooding ever. (Up from 20% a few weeks ago)

  91. B.Stover
    9:53 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I think “Jeffersonian” means that government is supposed to safeguard the rights of people and that is its purpose. What is happening in Wisconsin is not Jeffersonian.

  92. Melanie
    9:54 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Though I was going to sleep . . . I’m still up.

    Staff: sorry about the flooding. I wonder if you will see any kangaroos that have floated over for LizF’s.

    We are getting 6 inches of snow, starting tomorrow afternoon and ending just after commuting on Monday morning. At least Monday is a government holiday.

    BTW, I have never had my own bathroom. It would be nice.

  93. B.Stover
    9:57 pm on February 19th, 2011

    And according to the article, Jeffersonian means limited government which is also not happening in Wisconsin.

  94. Melanie
    9:58 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Well, that was an interesting “read” (snicker to B. Stover) Staff. I would say that through out our history we’ve been going back and forth from one thing to another.

  95. Melanie
    10:01 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I don’t know how I’m going to tell YSAS he’s living in a cesspool by Jeffersonian standards. Best guess, is he already knows it. The rats there are unbelievable. The ones on four legs I mean. Though I guess the two legged variety is in abundance.

    MagPie would have a good time in NYC.

    Wait, I forgot. . . MagPie is at the spa for a few days.

  96. Melanie
    10:03 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Yea! I’m going to bed now. TTFN really.

  97. Tupper and Gilly
    10:05 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Greetings everyone. Its been a very long day. Mama and Daddy had to go to a birthday party for a 3 year old….they do love this little girl and her parents, but the thought of party games for a roomful of screaming 3 years olds, a tableful of snacks for kiddies, and dealing with the family’s various and sundry weird in-laws, out-laws and siblings just about put them over the top.
    But they are home now, and Mama was reading the newspaper. She found this article and copied it just for B.Stover. It made her laugh:

    Turkey vultures: the first sign of spring

    The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.The only sign of spring this week was a few turkey vultures soaring over the lower valley.

    The article goes on to list bird count sightings for the week (this is a weekly column with bird counts – can you tell its a small town?)and it mentions the flocks of robins seen here and there. But a VULTURE is the first sign of spring.
    Oh dear – this doesn’t bode well to us!

  98. Staff
    10:06 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Me too. G’night all. Hope Liz is OK, Haven’t heard from her today.

    BTW Fargo is on track to make 3 million sandbags. They want people to turn out 24/7 at the Fargo dome to service 3 automatic bag fillers.

    No pay, but it might save your house. 🙁

  99. Staff
    10:10 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hey! I know a funny story about Vultures. Funny but true. One time after I adopted a Sharp-shinned Hawk at Hawk Ridge in Duluth MN I got to go behind the scenes to where they captured and banded the birds. They only got a chickadee while I was there, but they told this story about Vultures.

    They do not want to lure vultures to the banding station. Vultures have a perfect protection against banders. They will projectile vomit on you. heh. And they eat carrion.
    So no banding of Vultures. They get a pass.
    Now really. TO BED.

  100. B.Stover
    10:10 pm on February 19th, 2011

    I guess vultures like hawks have to eat too. Hmmmmmmmmm…

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Liz!…Where has Liz been?…snort!… I miss her and need her to finish my sketch at come point…grunt!…I bet she is not an old hippy, at least I hope not…snuff!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on February 19th, 2011

    oooooh!…For Pete’s Sake!…grump!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on February 19th, 2011


  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Hummphf!….As I suspected. All the old hippy farts have gone to bed already and I am all alone again…grunt!… There are other blogs that my friend likes a lot, but I don’t think I would be welcome there…((((sigh))))….What’s a bored Pug to do?…wheeze!

  105. Siber-H
    11:07 pm on February 19th, 2011

    Rio, you are going to get in trouble tomorrow when they read the “old hippy fart” statement. lol

  106. Basil and Sage
    12:08 am on February 20th, 2011

    What makes you think that we will wait for tomorrow???

    Who you talkin’ about there Rio???? When it comes to the fart factor, we hear that pugs are the experts.

    As for us, we are Great and Mighty Kats! Ok, so maybe Basil is a little hippy – he does like his chicken crunchiesd, but we NEVER fart (at least not in public).

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:15 am on February 20th, 2011

    SiberH!…heh!snort!heh!…I’m just glad you were here to see it first hand and make me smile with a feeling of accomplishment ….heh!… Hippies, good grief, most of them have gone on to become Lawyers, Thieves on Wall Street or Bankers(also thieves) and are now ruining the country through their greed and selfishness (which was always their mantra in the first place) and everyone can blame the President Past or Present in Residence for it so easily … snort!….Just my stupid Pug opinion that everyone here will stomp on tomorrow….grovel! …Go for it Creeps and Sneaky things…heh!…I do not include Wookie’s Dad in the bad lawyer generalization and probably many others out there are good folks fighting for real justice. …snort!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:31 am on February 20th, 2011

    Time!….Let’s see, it took me over an hour to post my last post above. This is totally unforgivable, software wise. We need to upgrade! …snort!…But then I think of Molly and she is top-of-the-line software wise and she has trouble too on page two!…sniff!…Is it worth the cost and irritation to upgrade ???? Molly if you read this, please let me know!…grump!

    You will see this in an hour from now….Do not believe the timestamp which lies lies lies…grunt!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
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  110. Belle-the-Bad
    2:01 am on February 20th, 2011

    I win the night owl prize. Belle goes to bed when Belle wants to go to bed. grrrruuffff

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