Teh Squeaky Wheel
Caturday greetings, Wheelizens.
U No Hoo was rearrested in Bend yesterday; I expect another round of “catch and release” (based upon the past decade’s worth of monkeyshines).
I have no small respect for J.G.’s self-restraint.
Good morning -- looks like that cat was killed by the end of net neutrality.
Net neutrality, pet fatality; meh, what’s the difference?
So SWMNBN was back out in the world and is now back under the world?
The Thomas fire keeps on burning. Air quality even 20-30 miles east of there is bad -- all Ventura County schools are closed and remaining closed through next week. Full containment isn’t expected until 3-4 weeks.
Out here, it’s smokey and you can smell the burn. Not nice. On the really really really plus side of things, no homes or other structures are threatened at this time.
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Winds have picked up out here, but the temperature has dropped about 20°F from yesterday. Humidity is at 61%, up from 10%. No rain in the forecast, though.
Today we begin the annual Christmas Cookie bake. We’ll probably get two types done and decorated today, then do another type or two tomorrow and deliver them to our neighbors.
Up north, things have taken a turn for the worse. mandatory evacuations in the Santa Barbara -- Montecito area. Northbound 101 closed. Supposed to be real windy up there.
I have no idea if the end of net neutrality is a good thing or a bad thing. Since Obama put it in place, my gut says it’s probably a good thing that it’s done with.
The best, most succinct discussion of net neutrality compared the innovation put forth by Bell Telephone (a regulated public utility) with the innovation of the internet. When Bell has to offer every service to every customer in every market, for the exact same price, they have to wait until the price comes down. Without net neutrality regulations, companies can charge early adopters higher rates for new, innovative services. Also, your cell phone provider can offer you unlimited streaming of Netflix without eating into your monthly data (without having to also offer unlimited streaming of other services).
I’d never heard of the song Baby It’s Cold Outside, but it was banned from teh bestest place ever’s holiday function and apparently that’s a thing now:
Interesting. I wonder if they are also interested in banning any number of jazz and rock songs that strike a similar tone?
Only the ones performed by white artists.
Well, then that’s fair. Especially if they are white and male. Or identify as male.
Should definitely be banned in light of all the stories of women teachers raping their underage students:
It’s kind of the new Puritanism, but coming from the Left. Which isn’t a surprise considering Tipper Gore’s PMRC efforts back in the 70’s.
Even if Baby It’s Cold Outside is about date rape as defined today, so what? Ban the song because it’s offensive or ban the song because it will encourage men to rape? We’ve been told for years and years now that violent movies and video games do not cause men to be violent, but that song will cause men to rape?
If you are offended, don’t listen to it. If you hear it in a store, shrug and move on.
And yesterday was the last day for Californians to order ammunition online from Cabela’s:
Attention California Sportsmen!
Last day to order ammo is December 15
Effective January 1, 2018, a new law will make it illegal for California residents to purchase ammunition via the internet or mail order without shipping to a licensed dealer. To ensure delivery to California addresses prior to January 1, 2018, December 15, 2017 will be the last day we are able to accept orders on these items.
It’s for the children, don’t you know.