Monthly Archives: November 2006

Chicken Turkeys

The AP reports that NJ Transit surveillance cameras showed a dozen or so wild turkeys waiting on a station platform in Ramsey, about 20 miles northwest of New York City, on Wednesday afternoon. “For a moment, it looked like the … Continue reading

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Hunting, Talking and the Mundane

The deer hunt is going well, according to the DNR. About 600,000 hunters hit the woods last weekend, bagging over 150,000 deer, with only three accidents, none fatal. Not bad. Jerry’s cousin Dan was hunting my woods, in the fingers … Continue reading

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The Boat in the Basement?

I may have built a boat in the basement. I won’t find out for a few days, though, because Michael refuses to let me bring it upstairs until after Thanksgiving. In theory, the boat in the basement disassembles into three … Continue reading

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Lights, Cameras, Ka-boom!

Deer hunting season starts tomorrow morning. Jerry’s cousin Dan will be hunting my land, and he’ll be fine. He’s been hunting it for years, and I know where his field of fire is located. I worry about strays, though — … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

The November election in Wisconsin did not, to put it mildly, turn out the way I thought it would in September 2005. In September 2005, I thought that voters, even the “values” voters, were getting sick and tired of the … Continue reading

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Snowfall

October November We had the our first snowfall of the season Friday night. It wasn’t much, when you get right down to it — three inches or so. The hard storm hit to the northwest, alone a line from Osseo … Continue reading

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Thumpin’

The President said this morning that he got a thumpin’, without the “g”. Me, I’d use a term a bit more descriptive and a lot more crude, but too I’m respectful, after a fashion, to put it in a blog. … Continue reading

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Our Efforts Paid Off

A couple of dozen folks in Sauk County put in a lot of effort to defeat the amendment. I can’t say that our efforts paid off, in terms of the statewide vote, but I can say that Sauk did much … Continue reading

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Marley’s Chains

Wisconsin joined the ranks of Alabama and 25 other states last night, passing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In fact, Wisconsin went farther than Alabama did, because Wisconsin’s amendment, unlike Alabama’s, also bans civil unions and other “substantially similar … Continue reading

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Republican, Religious and Old

The CBS exit polls showed that most voters who identified themselves as “Democrat” voted against (35% for, 65% against) the amendment, while voters who identified themselves as “Republican” voted overwhelmingly for the amendment (84% for, 16% against). Independents were split, … Continue reading

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