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Gopher tortoise

Gopher tortoise

Marty’s photo of the day #3330: Gopher tortoise, photographed in Florida.

The four bears

The four bears

Marty’s photo of the day #3329: Back in the year 2000, I could recognize seven bears that regularly spent time on the land Deb and I own surrounding our house. This year, I can recognize four different bears. I photographed this one yesterday. I was surprised to see him out in ninety-three degree weather, but […]

The Great Stupidity Purge of 2020

The Great Stupidity Purge of 2020

Let’s call the COVID-19 pandemic what it is: The Great Stupidity Purge of 2020. A key trait of conservatism/Republicanism is that once a person believes something is true, no evidence whatsoever will convince that person to change his/her mind. Consequently, those initial months of Donald Trump treating COVID-19 as nothing more serious than the flu […]

Gentoo penguin research

Gentoo penguin research

Marty’s photo of the day #3328: When Deb and I traveled to Antarctica, we stopped at a research station. In this photo from that stop, a gentoo penguin is hard at work, researching whether are not Deb’s nylon pants are edible.

What if Biden is delaying his VP pick because . . .

What if Biden is delaying his VP pick because . . .

Joe Biden won’t be announcing his vice presidential pick next week and instead will announce the week of August 9. I don’t ever remember so much anticipation for a VP pick. I think that’s because many of us are thinking long-term. The Republicans could be stuck sucking shit at the bottom of the outhouse for […]

The “brown” black bear

The “brown” black bear

Marty’s photo of the day #3327: I photographed this “brown” black bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park a little over a year ago.

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