Sunday Roast: Day trip


The day started a bit hazy…but cleared up nicely.  My eldest likes to take the Otter Crest Loop byway, and in the few minutes it took to get there, the day became crystal clear.




Photos by Zooey

So it was another beautiful day on the Oregon coast — and there were FAR too many people who agreed with me.

This is our daily open thread — Hey look!  I didn’t forget and posted on time!

35 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: Day trip

  1. First, I want to point out that there is a dispute over the accuracy of reports that Jericho has also been killed. Others have said he’s alive and still protecting Cecil’s cubs. Setting those rumors aside, it’s good that CNN clarified for us that Jericho, Cecil’s brother, “is also a lion.”

      • “Jericho is alive and well. Last night we were surprised so see rumours of the death of a second lion, Jericho, circulating in the media – we had no evidence for this. The rumours claimed he too had been hunted illegally. The WildCRU field research team and a National Parks ranger set out at daybreak to attempt to find him. People will realise that even with the aid of tracking equipment, this is difficult and skilful work in remote bush. Andy Loveridge contacted me moments ago. Jericho was seen alive and well at 06.15am. He has been feeding on a giraffe kill with the lionesses from his pride. Jericho is large male lion, about 11 years old, who has been intensively monitored as part of our detailed study of lion behavioural ecology in Hwange National Park. WildCRU’s Brent Stapelkamp was able to get the attached photo of Jericho.’

        Many people have asked if Jericho and Cecil were brothers. They were not related though their bond was one close to brotherhood. Male lions often form what are termed co-operative ‘coalitions’ with unrelated males in order to better compete with other males for territories and prides. In fact 42% of male lion coalitions are genetically unrelated, though larger coalitions tend to be brothers or half-brothers. This sort of detailed understanding of lion ecology and social behaviour, which takes years of meticulous work allows conservationists to devise the most appropriate conservation strategies to conserve these iconic cats.”

    • In tomorrow’s session, watch Charles Koch call for an end to sex, both “legitimate” and illegitimate, alone and not alone. Or wait — maybe that’s the same as corporate cronyism?

    • I was with you on the physics up until the ‘boop’ inaccurately appeared on the screen. In order for ‘boop’ to occur, one or both subjects must be a cat.

    • Thanks, Turtle!

      The first one is Nye Beach in Newport. You know I have to make sure the Sylvia Beach Hotel is still standing whenever I’m in the general vicinity. 😉

      The rest are taken from the Otter Crest Loop.

  2. It makes no difference what religion the President practices.

    Scott Walker Claims He Still Doesn’t Know If Obama Is A Christian

    We’re still uncertain if walker is human.

    • Whaddya mean “we”? 😉

      (Actually iirc, Neanderthals are considered to likely have been a different species of “human” — explains Republican claims that they, too, are human).

    • “Scott Walker Claims He Still Doesn’t Know If Obama Is A Christian”

      He’s waiting for a Koch callback with their decision.

  3. Isn’t there a prison cell that awaits this jerk?

    Chris Christie: The National Teachers Union ‘Deserves’ A Punch ‘In The Face’

    • Even more astonishing.
      It has 1.2 million views.

      There is a dark side to the internet.
      Once you’ve seen it, you can’t look away.

    • I never set out to become a “beekeeper”.
      It’s more like the bees found me.
      It’s a long story.
      Perhaps one of the best first lessons I had was getting a sick hive from a scoundrel that knew full well he was selling a sick hive.
      I did not know better.
      I resolved myself to get a better understanding of what the bees need and how we are screwing them up by over managing them.
      I use no treatments or chemicals in my hives.
      I do not feed them, i leave enough honey for lean times.
      It will stay in the hive and not spoil so It’s not a concern.
      Commercial beeks often treat their bees as beasts of burden.
      They truck them across the country, they feed them artificial food supplements, they medicate them.
      Guys like me follow a more “let nature take care of it” approach.
      The commercial guys have a lot invested and they spend a lot so they want their money back.
      I have a lot invested but I’m not in it for the money so my attitude is different.
      Bees have been here for six million years or some number like that.
      I will never train a bee but the bees will train me.

      The Practical beekeeper by Mike Bush is a realistic approach to bees.

  4. Christie Booed Mercilessly — Twice — At The Haskell Invitational

    It was one long happy celebration at Monmouth Park for the great American Pharoah’s latest victory. At least, that is, until Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the Winner’s Circle to present the trophy.

    And then, the record crowd of 60,983 booed.


    The cheering resumed as trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat addressed the crowd and talking about their famous horse. Then Christie’s name was mentioned again, and the booing started anew.

    So not even the popular Triple Crown winner, which went off as such a heavy favorite that a $2 bet won 20 cents, could improve the popularity of the Republican presidential candidate in his home state.

    Why couldn’t he have been this unpopular before he was re-elected? Oh yeah, that’s right. He was trading Sandy disaster money for endorsements and favors for his cronies, while retaliating against political enemies as he did it.

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