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Open Thread: Don’t Tread On…

SalmonGasdenFlagI see the Gadsden Flag at a lot of Alaskan events. Since that was about the original colonies, “Don’t Tread on Me” means something completely different here. I think Alaska needs its own version. Here’s my take; maybe it’s time to start The Salmon Party.

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35 Responses to “Open Thread: Don’t Tread On…”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    From the Atlantic,today an article about rethuglicans knowing they have a women problem: Cathy McMorris-Rodgers R-W,until this year the only female in the House Rethuglican Leadership, said she’s “encouraged” by the party’s focus on electing more women,arguing that it is necessary that the party “reflect America.” I believe they need to set their sights slightly higher and “reflect” 21st century America rather than 18th century America.Kellyann(sp) Conway says she thinks women are more concerned with filling their gas tanks than they are with abortions

  2. mike from iowa says:

    Here’s a lesson in neighborliness that isn’t gonna turn out rill well. There is a young guy lives 2 miles west of mikey and he has 2 beagles that refuse to stay penned up. They apparently love mikey’s rabbits and chase them through the cattle yards which does not delight my landlord,at least not so you would notice. The neighbors has had a dozen warnings that his beagles would be returned home in no shape to ever leave home. So the neighbor eas here yeaterday looking for beagles. Later his lovely,young wife was here looking for beagles. Later,the LYW,her young daughter,a nephew and a niece showed up on 4-wheelers looking for beagles. About 9 PM mikey time I heard a beagle outside my bedroom bellering up a storm and I saw the cattle in the south pasture running all over the place so I called the landlord and he called the neighbor and stuff hit the fan. Cattle were huffing and puffing from running in the heat,the landlord was hot under the collar and the neighbor showed up and was promptly ordered to leave and never return. He has a buried electronic fences in. He said they chir way out of his garage yesterday. He has shock collars but apparently doean’t know what to do with them. Anyway,the choices are my landlord finds and kills both dogs before they accidently kill or injure his cattle,or he waits for damage to occur and then sues the neighbor. I don’t have a say in this,except I know what needs to be done since the neighbor isn’t cooperating . He should get rid of his animals and salvage neighborly relations,but I’m afraid he won’t. iowa mello-drama at its finest.

    • mike from iowa says:

      Apparently the damn beagles ate my spellcheck,as well,also too still yet.

      • benlomond2 says:

        May I suggest he get Garmin dog collars for his dogs..They are pretty cheap, and provide GPS location of the dogs up to 9 miles away, one reciever can track up to 9 dogs at one time. The batteries last several days before needing recharging, depending on how often they report positions. I use them for recovering rockets and are VERY shock resistant and very reliable… takes the guesswork of finding whatever it is that’s lost and needs to be found. otherwise.. he needs a dog run with the fence buried in the ground about 12 inches and 90 degrees towards the inside of the dog run.

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Finally got my first star-studded perfect,home grown tomato-a Celebrity-not a blemish on it and it will soon be feeding mike from iowa on a rill hamburger with fresh harvested and sliced Ailsa Craig onion and mustard. Fresh dug and boiled spuds as a side dish. The countdown to ecstasy begins in 5…4….3….2….,sorry I got carried away for a moment. Yuuuuummmmmyyyyyyy!!

    • benlomond2 says:

      Way to go , mikey !!! but,but but… I thought you’d have fresh corn on the cob with that hamburger!?!?!

      • mike from iowa says:

        Didn’t get any planted. Ate enough last year to last forever. I’ll be damned if I will pay for something I can grow in my garden. Actually I am not a rill big fan of sweet corn or tomatoes for that matter. Chased a fawn up the lane with my jeep today. I don’t know if it was in the garden or the corn field next to the garden,doesn’t matter. It got away and might still be hauling ass through a different cornfield. Days are getting shorter and garden is trying to wind down,except for snake gourds and weeds. Save a redwood tree for me if I ever get out your way.They’d love the cornfields.

        • benlomond2 says:

          thinking about turning them in to toothpicks this winter as my new hobby.. I’m going to plant LOTS of popcorn next year ( well, lots for me, any way !)

  4. Zyxomma says:

    Wow, Alaskans. Wonkette is actually paying attention to an Alaskan issue (Salmon vs. Pebble Mine) that isn’t about Quittybritches, whatever her name was …

    http://wonkette.com/524477/screw-your-salmon-and-your-virgin-wilderness-alaska-america-hungers-for-molybdenum#more-524477

    Enjoy yourselves!

  5. mike from iowa says:

    http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/08/hotter-weather-actually-makes-us-want-kill-each-other/6411/

    Here’s the reason nutters don’t want you to believe in global warming. They don’t want you to know they are gonna kill us all cuz the heat is making them madder than usual. The least any normal person should do is have a rabies vaccination,just in case nutters bite instead of bark.

  6. Zyxomma says:

    Ah, I’ve missed Open Threads! Check out this lovely 14-year-old Canadian, who wants labeling on genetically modified foods, and the interviewer’s attempt to bully her, and say she’s being used! The most recent battle for labeling is in my own state of New York, and the state of Washington.

    http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=207576091B7B916EAF7F8B971D186DF2

    I know, there’s a lot of crap at Natural News, but this is just a post of someone else’s video, so you won’t hear anything about how wonderful Ron Paul is, or any of the other sh*t Mike indulges in at times.

    Health and peace.

    • mike from iowa says:

      One young lady was prepared for an ambush and turned the tables on the ambusher. I love it,I love it,I love it.Thanks Zyx! That guy even looks like an evil weasel. Damn Canadian Socialist schools are turning out intelligent kids.

    • fishingmamma says:

      That was great to watch. She was so well-prepared, he almost didn’t have any questions to ask and had to resort to calling her a ‘schill’. I love how she turned around the notion that GMOs are all that stands between third-world country kids and starvation. And that GM foods are good science and non-GM foods are nature run amok.

  7. mike from iowa says:

    On a lighter note,Kansas nutjob lege passed a bill to allow teachers to carry weapons in school. Fortunately,cooler heads in iowa prevailed. Insurance Co. from Des Moines cancelled Kansas’ school insurance as too risky with guns in the classroom. Maybe adults will prevail.

    • mike from iowa says:

      http://tinyurl.com/oo2qf7e

      Here is the link.

      • Alaska Pi says:

        will be interesting to watch.
        comments about insurance were interesting too..

    • fishingmamma says:

      The NRA was not so prepared and probably a little startled when the insurance companies show up wearing their little green visors, armed with things like actuarial tables and probabilities and risk assessments and started showing the real cost in dollars of the gun-toting behavior. A very un-emotional argument. You do this, it will cost you this much.

  8. mike from iowa says:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/troopers-texas-probe-genitals-women-traffic-stops-article-1.1414668#ixzz2axqYltGj

    Illegal searhes videotaped alongside busy highways in full view of public and female officers DO NOT change gloves between female cavity searches. Video content may be offensive to viewers and should be offensive to everyone. Texas-PFFFTTT. Thanks to Alaska Pi for that last epithet.

    • Alaska Pi says:

      THAT is so utterly disgusting I almost yarfed.
      And- it took forever for the suits to move through the system. Yech. Again.
      AND I am waiting to see what “culture” within the Department made this an unwritten policy… Yech, yech, yech!
      PPFFFTTTT!!! is right!

    • Zyxomma says:

      I lived in TX for 16 months in the 1970s. This story clinched it; I’m never going back (although I do have love for Wendy Davis, Julian Castro, and especially Juanita Jean, The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon). That’s beyond PFFFTTT — they didn’t even change gloves between victims!!

  9. mike from iowa says:

    Heard my first cicada this evening. They are a month behind last year and two weeks behind normal years. No frost until mid-September or later. Yukon Gold spuds are done growing for the season. Kennebecs and Pontiacs are still showing lots of green which is unusual for this time of year in iowa. Gourds are running all over the place. Some apples are almost ready to pick,haven’t had any the last three years. Both full size trees have lots of fruit,cant reach the tops with apple picker and about a 15 foot long extension.Have not seen a single pheasant or Hungarian Partridge chick which is rilly unusual. Had another four tenths of rain Thursday and Friday. Maybe more tomorrow. Only seen two or three skeeters all summer long. Gazillion gnats and biting flies. Bottom of every tomato is rotten,at least the ones turning red are rotten. And so it goes. At least I’ll have two green peppers until they read this post and then they will fall off or spoil.

    • benlomond2 says:

      new dehydrator arrived – did test run on it to see if it actually works,,, it DOES !! so will start drying tomatoes for Pi tomorrow..unfortunately for Pi, wife got a new receipe for salsa, so there aren’t a whole lot of them left. plums have turned color, so will start on those soon.. new crop of lemons growing, so couple more weeks for those. managed to save a couple of pears… tree was LOADED this season, and then noticed they were being gnawed on from the top ! found out that mice were hopping from the fence onto the tree and munching out big time- gotta quit feeding the cat and make him earn his living ! Wife harvested first batch of Hatch chile peppers yesterday and cooked them on the grill.. won’t last long as Mother in Law has “discovered” them in the frig and as she can’t remember anything longer than 5 minutes now….. guess I’ll have to have the septic tank pumped out sooner than planned… the rest of the chiles have some growing to do… cantelopes look like they are gonna be a success, 1st time growing those, wasn’t sure I had enough sun for them – pesky redwoods!- but look like I’m gonna get a dozen.. been using deer repellant spray– smells TERRIBLE ! but it works ! sigh… no venison jerky this year… 🙁

      • Alaska Pi says:

        I had 2 cherry tomatoes today – a yellow one and an orange one 🙂
        A few dozen ripening now but these are the first.
        Our unusually warm and drier summer has made some goodies do well without usual special covers.
        First batch of these went to a neighbor who loves zucchini:

        http://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Eight_Ball_Squash_6296.php

        Yellow squash variety is doing well too. Shelling and snap peas galore for daily pickings now. Kale and cabbage have not been happy with the 80+ degrees in the garden for last 2 weeks but are hanging in there. Same with me. Whew.
        Salsa with raspberries??!! Recipe? Please.
        I’ll never get cantaloupes or peppers or any of those things but am sure enjoying every bite of stuff I do have from the garden.
        Potatoes here are still blooming. Snitched some from round the edges for roasted potatoes this week 🙂
        Need to send you some pics ben- my beaten flat and munched to bits by porcupines razzies moved out the road last fall to friends’ garden. Friends didn’t have berries but also don’t have porkies and do have lots of space. My currants, gooseberries and razzies have gone nuts. Next year razzies should actually bear a nice crop- 1st in 8 years -since I moved to this porkie heaven neighborhood. Currants are stunning and gooseberries, red variety, are already turning color. Giving halfsies to friends and putting in some to-ing anfd fro-ing to help care for the berries is a very small price to pay to look forward again to razzie harvest I used to get .

  10. mike from iowa says:

    Krubozumo Nyankoye. Hope you are well and still following the Mudflats. Miss your observations and humor.

  11. Mo says:

    We can get the t-shirt with that “flag” where?

  12. WakeUpAmerica says:

    “Salmon Party”
    I like that; it has a nice ring to it.

    • AKMagpie says:

      Yes, WUA, it has a nice ring to it. Also a nice, organic mouth-feel with prolonged sustainable resource after notes. Goes well with a cool glass of pristine river water untainted by mining waste.

  13. mike from iowa says:

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec13/coal_08-02.html

    From PBS-Pacific Northwest is a new battleground between coal and Native American’s way of life.

  14. mike from iowa says:

    Any chance that Quittybritches Palin is actually a Canadian born in the Youcon?

    • AKMagpie says:

      Puhleez Mike. Let’s not offend our more civilized neighbors ; -)

      • mike from iowa says:

        My sincerest apologies to you. For penance,I gave up one full hour(two episodes) of the “Lone Ranger” so I don’t know if he and Tonto saved us from rwnj.

        • AKMagpie says:

          I hereby absolve you of enduring guilt for a momentary lapse of Canadian style good neighborliness. I appreciate your frequent insightful and entertaining comments. Really, now. One episode of the Lone Ranger foregone would have been sufficient penance, perhaps one of Red Ryder, also, too. ; -)