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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.
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Richard Painter is arguably the most Trump deranged of all of Minnesota's public figures. Al Franken gave Painter a run for his money for awhile, but he didn't have the stamina to hang with him and since the #MeToo movement... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
I've heard pundits say that all Democrats need to do in 2018 was not be crazy. Maher and quite a few others apparently didn't get the memo. Good to hear that Oct is still in play. I checked stubhub this afternoon and there are still tickets in the upper level for about $90. Looking at this view it doesn't look like a bad sightline even in the corners: Does Patsy want to go? I'm thinking that if upper level is okay with you that maybe I'll go ahead and get tickets. If for some reason you can't come up I'll take my dad instead. They won't go to waste. We have the cabin up in Grand Marais the 24th to the 31st of October this year. If you also want to go up there for a few days it's available, but it's at least a five hour drive so it's tough to get up there for less than 3 days and I know you have family you want to see. Normally that would be my grouse hunting week in the woods, but I don't think my feet are going to let me do too much stomping through the woods this year anyway. Thanks for stopping by the blog.
There's been so much hysteria and stupidity since Trump beat Clinton a year and a half ago that I'm numb to it most of the time. Every so often though, somebody manages to break through: “One way you get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
I think David Hogg is an annoying asshole and idiot, but this shouldn't happen to anyone, even him: An anonymous -- and fraudulent -- hostage-situation emergency call to the Broward County Sheriff's Office resulted in a Coral Springs Fire rescue... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
It's sad that something like this could appear in the New York Times in 2017: Can My Children Be Friends With White People? My oldest son, wrestling with a 4-year-old’s happy struggles, is trying to clarify how many people can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
France remembers: One fourth of the tombs at Romagne-sous-Montfaucon's Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial were lit by candle, in preparation for the 2018 centenary, when every single one of the tombs holding the remains of some 14,264 Yanks (called "les... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
My thanks to my fellow veterans, including my dad and younger sister. Especially to those who have endured physical and emotional sacrifices in the service of this great nation. I signed up in 1983 and was a little older than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
No kidding. I had a delivery for 212. Naturally I hit "2" on the panel and discovered I was one floor off. It must happen all of the time. Makes me wonder if there are hidden cameras and the manager gets a kick out of it.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2017 on Really? at Fish Fear Me
I'm pretty sure I used the term buffoon on Trump too. However, I cut him some slack on style when he has done some things of substance. I know you may disagree, but I think he has done some substantive things as president.
Toggle Commented Nov 10, 2017 on The Blindness Of Trump Hate at Fish Fear Me
This is from a 3-story apartment building I stopped at today: Can anyone explain why the first floor would be numbered 01, 02...and the second floor 101, 102... and the third floor 201, 202...? Wouldn't you get tired of telling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
I think Salena Zito had the best insight of 2016 when she wrote this about Trump in The Atlantic, six weeks before the election: "The press takes him literally, but not seriously; his supporters take him seriously, but not literally."... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
...we have to do better than this: The U.S. Air Force didn’t report Texas church shooter Devin Kelley’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI -- even though it was required by the Pentagon -- leaving the door open for Kelley... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
Hey honey? I've got a great idea. What's that? Let's order some stuff on the internet and then obscure our address with a scarecrow. Great idea! Can we put a corn stalk up its chute too? Sure! Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
I had bye week issues week 5 and kept Kamara instead of Ingram. Got some crap from the guy who nabbed Ingram because naturally he scored 2 TDs or something, but I liked Kamara's chance to expand his role. I hope he stays healthy. Zuerlein and the Ravens DST have been good pickups for me. I'm tired of the outrageous outrage over everything as well. Maybe I'll deal with it by turning to mockery.
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2017 on Another Try At Blogging at Fish Fear Me
As you can tell, I'm disappointed at that.
100 years ago tonight, the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd and ushered in an era of Communist terror and death that unfortunately continues to this day. From the White House: Today, the National Day for the Victims of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
I'm going to take another stab at blogging again and see if I have anything coherent and/or interesting to say. It has been a struggle to keep my head above water in the gig economy so I need to try... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
I was up in Grand Marais, MN for Memorial Day weekend with my nephew Karl and my friends Mark and John. Among other things, we did a half-day charter with Captain Gary of Grand Marais Charters. If you are going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2017 on A Tragedy In Minneapolis at Fish Fear Me
I think you are correct on all counts, Rob. It's a bad situation that will only get uglier before it passes. Like a huge kidney stone. Regardless of the facts, white cops acquitted after killing black men versus black cop convicted for killing a white woman is not going to go down easily in many quarters.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2017 on A Tragedy In Minneapolis at Fish Fear Me
An otherwise pleasant morning last Sunday was jarred by the news that there had been another police-involved shooting in the Twin Cities the night before. A 40-year-old woman was shot by a Minneapolis police officer in one of the safest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Fish Fear Me
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