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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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Ha! You're not going to catch my ass on Superior in ANY boat in November. Theoretically you could probably do that trip in a week, but you would spend so much daylight driving that you might be exhausted by the time you are done. 10 or 11 days might be good.
Toggle Commented 2 hours ago on Superior Stirring at Fish Fear Me
Never been to Sault Ste Marie or Mackinac, but they are on my list. In fact, I'd love to take a month and go east on the south side of the lakes and come back through the Canadian side. Someday I'd also like to book passage on a freighter headed out of Duluth to Europe.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Superior Stirring at Fish Fear Me
I've been watching my region of the lake come to life this week. The Soo locks are scheduled to open tonight at 12:01 am and that means the lake is stirring again. On Wednesday CG Mackinaw arrived in Duluth: The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Fish Fear Me
I hadn't seen it before. Might have to order it.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2018 on Words Of Wisdom at Fish Fear Me
I love Lake Superior, but every so often a story pops up that shows just how harsh and cruel the lake can be. This past Thursday a father and mother took their three young kids kayaking in the Apostle Islands... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
Kevin Williamson has po'd me more than a few times over the last two years, but he has a gem over at NRO today: Perhaps we should consider the philosophical maxim of Raylan Givens: “If you get up in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
Juan Williams has a piece in The Hill today, another of those "isn't Trump awful for the way he treats journalists?" kind of pieces. I was just about to quit reading it when I came across this: Trump started his... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
...It will shatter their illusions about unicorns: Unicorn Rafters Rescued Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
It appears that the "Unite the Right2" rally has ended peacefully in Washington DC. The police successfully escorted the small band of about 20 people that Jason Kessler assembled to Lafayette Park, kept counter-protesters away while they held their rally,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
Hmmm: In a move presaged by weeks of mounting pressure, Apple, Facebook, Google's YouTube and Spotify cracked down on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars media empire, removing wide swathes of content or terminating his accounts entirely. All the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
As I'm sure you are aware, Jim Acosta and various other journalists and pundits are up in arms over Trump labeling the news media as "the enemy of the people." Like most things these days(including Trump himself), my thinking is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Fish Fear Me
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