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Dave E.
Interests: Fishing, obviously. Lately I have gotten into vegetable gardening, with mixed success so far. I love works about history, American and otherwise, cooking good food and accompanying that with some good drink, if you know what I mean. I love a good political debate when people of different perspectives, but good will, talk in good faith. Er, or I mostly miss that.
Recent Activity
Ely, MN has announced that their new canoe rideshare service is now active in the BWCA: I think it will be a splendid way to make a little extra money this summer. At least until they come out with self-paddling... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
My attitude about yet another stupid and hysterical reaction from Democrats, this one regarding Mike Pence's comment about dining alone with a woman who is not his wife, is the same as Instapundit's: "So you drastically expand the definition of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
Milo Yiannopoulos was invited by the Berkeley College Republicans(who knew?) to speak at UC Berkeley last night. According to a statement issued by the UC Berkeley Public Affairs office, "a group of about 150 masked agitators" violently interrupted an otherwise... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
Image Jason Robards returns from the dead to guide stunned Trumpocalypse refugees to Canada. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
I had to post that title regardless the victor. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
I did my usual voting routine and went to my local polling place between 2:00 pm and 3:00. I was voter #763. In 2008 I was voter #1427 at 2:00 pm and in 2012 I was voter #1425 at 3:00... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
This afternoon I will go to my local polling place and complete the mark next to Donald Trump's name. I can't quite get to the point where I can say I'm voting "for" Trump, but I can easily say what... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
The last year has seen a lot of ink and pixels devoted to figuring out why people support Donald Trump. I think no other candidate's backers have been scrutinized as intensely, in fact I don't think it's even close. They... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
Yeah, the overreactions that have preceded this election are sure to follow to some extent.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2016 on Brace For Impact at Fish Fear Me
Tough choice.
From a Vanity Fair story: “This is not about Huma’s e-mails,” a surrogate told me. “It’s about the e-mails generally. There’s a lot of things that got us to this point. But if Weiner hadn’t taken pictures of his weiner,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
One week to election day 2016. This campaign cycle is the main reason it has been so quiet for so long around here. Like millions of Americans I have struggled to make sense of the news and events of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
This is news that all decent humans can rejoice over, provided it's true: A U.S.-led coalition airstrike May 6 targeted and killed Abu Wahib, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s military emir for Iraq’s Anbar province, Pentagon Press... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
I almost bit when it was warm a few weeks ago, but then it turned cold again. Last night a few patches of rain moved through, but they were short duration and no problem. Tonight it's pork chops. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 22, 2016 on It's Official at Fish Fear Me
Spring has officially arrived at my place. I fired up the grill for the first time this year and the menu was an ear of roasted sweet corn, roasted Yukon potato chunks, and a skewer of Kalbi marinated beef. It's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Fish Fear Me doubt, but since I'm not a deer hunter I'm okay with it in this case.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2016 on Reward at Fish Fear Me
The polls I have seen show the country evenly divided on now or waiting for the next president, including among independents. I think the issue will drive turnout for both sides.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2016 on Miscellaneous Election Thoughts at Fish Fear Me
"The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who illegally killed three wolves in northern Minnesota, upping the ante in the ongoing investigation announced this week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service."... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
"It's not just their gun rights that are at stake..." A very good point. I was just looking at the gun control aspects, I know there's even more at work as well. I can't imagine the stuff that Patsy must see.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2016 on Missed It Again at Fish Fear Me
Nothing will ever be 100% effective. Even if you could magically take away every gun in America the criminals and the crazies will turn to something else, perhaps even more lethal. Right now the biggest problem with criminals and guns is we don't fully prosecute all of the gun crimes we already can. And gun control proponents are stuck on stupid when it comes to the mentally ill, actually creating disincentives for people to seek help because they are afraid they would never be able to get their guns back. Without a clear and trustworthy path to restoration of their gun rights upon successful treatment then they won't seek it in the first place.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2016 on Missed It Again at Fish Fear Me
For months I have patiently held to the opinion that when people finally had to make it count for real, Donald Trump's campaign would begin to deflate. Last week the good people of Iowa had me thinking that process had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
I think Nicholas Kristoff is being mostly sincere in his attempt to bridge the gap between most gun owners and gun control advocates today in the NY Times, but he still falls far short, for reasons that start in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
Here's the Secretary of Defense's statement on the release of the 10 US sailors by Iran this morning: WASHINGTON, January 13, 2016 — Ten U.S. Navy sailors who were traveling from Kuwait to Bahrain yesterday when contact was lost with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Fish Fear Me
"Feel for you Viking fans. Very tough loss but not nearly as embarrassing as the Bengals thing, though." Thanks, and you are spot on about Cincinnati. What a disgrace to lose that way. Drove some people from the game and the bars afterward. It was about 50-50 between people who blamed it all on Walsh and those who took a broader perspective. I'm with the latter. Super Bowl-bound teams score a TD when it's first and goal at the 7. I was listening to the radio then and my gut told me that settling for a field goal was going to bite them in the but. Super Bowl-bound teams don't fumble the ball away in big games. I'm unhappy with Walsh, but I can't blame it all on him.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2016 on NFL Playoffs at Fish Fear Me