Random Links, Good & Bad…

The Saudis believe they have thwarted an Israeli spy attempt— by a vulture.

In the context of deconstructing a dumb set of generalizations by Dennis Prager, LabRat gets off a brilliant riposte (emphasis mine): “I absolutely believe he’s correct in that contempt is the most corrosive thing there can be in a relationship, and that a habit of rolling your eyes at your partner probably is more ultimately destructive than even infidelity. What I find amazing is that he seems to honestly believe this is a gender-specific thing.” ! and !

There is only one gun store in all of Mexico, (fewer than in my quiet rural county) and gun crime, especially against innocents, is rampant– so they want us to do as they do and close all of ours (and be smug about it as those interviewed seem to be). Somebody show them the murder statistics in Juarez vs those in adjacent El Paso, and ask what the difference is…

Nagrom takes on some particularly odious vegan types.

A sad case: cattle rustling in Magdalena. Marshall Cearley is a good guy but it is a bad deal all around.

A collection of Copperhead Road covers courtesy of Chas. The best feature mandolin– you need one for the right sound I think.

Elephant polo video courtesy of Arthur Wilderson. I must scan a pic of Lib riding an elephant near Treetops [see below] in the 70’s, looking for tiger & rhino.

BRILLIANT coursing song from an 1840’s dog book courtesy of Jess:

“…our long dogs, our long dogs,
our strong dogs, our long dogs.
These dogs I make my song- dogs,
For ever shall they go!”

Update and correction: TIGER tops as Terence Wright noted– Treetops is in Kenya (Lib didn’t notice). I may have been confused because (Indian)Jim Corbett wrote about it. Pic soon of Lib on elephant at Tiger Tops.

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  1. The coursing song courtesy of Jess reminds me of a poem a dear friend copied in caligraphy and framed and gave me–I have it on a wall among a gallery of sighthound photos and paintings–let's see if I remember it correctly; "Go to the hills with greyhounds; Lurchers and longdogs along with you; Weave them 'round you like snakes; And you will never bow the head; I see no sickbeds for you; Light-of foot on the hill" Valerie Gillies…My friend also calligraphied and framed and gave me the entire unabridged speech about the faithfulness of dogs by Senator George Grahm Vest, but you guys(if you are not already very familiar with it) will have to Google that one–it is purty lengthy….L.B.

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  2. Oops, I left out a line–let's try that again….."Go to the hills with greyhounds; Lurchers and longdogs along with you; Which are both clever and swift; To follow their quarry by sight; Weave them 'round you like snakes; And you will never bow the head; I see no sickbeds for you; Light-of-foot-on-the-hill." Valerie Gillies….L.B.

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