Late Night: Something’s Squirrelly!

There was a nutty thing on the teevees earlier tonight. Who was the squirrellier?

I am pro the robo-squirrels, since the majority of funding went towards training future scientists, though probably a couple post-docs with a video camera and some sunblock could have figured out that when squirrels sense a rattlesnake they move their tails.

Tree crop farmers in the Northeast have had a bumper crop this year–not just of apples and nuts, but of squirrels who are enjoying the bounty. Nature has a way of resolving this: Many squirrels are ending up as roadkill.

Speaking of roadkill–was there any on tonight’s debates?

25 Responses to "Late Night: Something’s Squirrelly!"
DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:06 pm 1

Lisa!
If I want to watch squirrelly, I look out my back window and watch the real thing. Have not watched a presidential debate since 1972 (the first year I voted).

Many squirrels are ending up as roadkill.

Damned waste of some mighty fine eatin’.


Dearie | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:12 pm 2
In response to DrDick @ 1

We always say, you gotta eat what you run over. Don’t know if Montana lives by that rule.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:13 pm 3

No road kill on the debates but Mitt has probably seen his poll numbers rise stopped for now. But Obama at best will get a small bump.


Dearie | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:14 pm 4

Oh, and yeh, Obama showed up for this debate. Romney was his usual self…. total prick. Rude, interruptive, stupid. Candy Crowley (to my surprise) actually did a good job of trying to herd Romney back to his seat. He wasn’t any easy catch….. kind of like a squirrelly 4 year old.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:17 pm 5
In response to DrDick @ 1

No real point watching the “debates” this year. It’s not like Romney is suddenly going to turn into a wonderful guy.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:21 pm 6

Both candidates avoided questions and talked on and on to bore people to death about issues that matter. They both only gave good answers when it would help them.
Mitt as usual lied to make some points and Obama as usual like on oil refused to attack rich oil speculators driving up the price of gas in part because of fears of war with Iran that Mitt has certainly encouraged. But Obama instead chose to defend himself like a GOPer would and stress how much oil he is pumping.
Obama refused to point out the keystone pipeline was to export Canada’s oil overseas rather than help America.
Geez what moron wants to build an oil pipeline to New Orleans when Texas and all that Gulf oil is near by plus ports to get imported oil?
Lots of states between Canada and New Orleans have places to turn oil to gas so why build a pipeline to New Orleans unless you want to sell the oil to non Americans.


DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:23 pm 7
In response to Dearie @ 2

We most certainly do (half the state would starve in the winters otherwise), but there ain’t much left after you run over a squirrel.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:24 pm 8

Rude, interruptive, stupid. Candy Crowley (to my surprise) actually did a good job of trying to herd

Agreed Mitt was acting like a sugar charged 4 year old and Candy tried to do a good job.
But on the plus side Mitt talked faster and interrupted more towards the end because he seemed nervous.
Obama was not great but he did not lie down like Mitt expected him too.


DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:24 pm 9
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 5

That was the conclusion I came to regarding all Republicans after 1972.


ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:27 pm 10

I want polling on how many people think Mitt lied. On immigration Mitt lost the Hispanic vote tonight. Having AZ’s immigration law creator on his campaign staff hurt.
Obama brought up that anyone can be stopped by this law just cause they look illegal for Brown people we know he meant us.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:37 pm 11
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 10

I want polling on how many people think Mitt lied.

Answer: All of them. The important question is, how many care?


DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:38 pm 12
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 11

Given that a large portion of the population just assumes that all politicians lie all the time …..


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:39 pm 13
In response to DrDick @ 12

…and they’re not far off…


DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:42 pm 14
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 13

Certainly none of them are completely honest, though some of that may be self-delusion. They will all shade and spin the truth to paint themselves in a better light, but Mittens is setting a new standard for outright egregiously lying.


Petrocelli | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:44 pm 15

Myth also snucked in the “Marriage between 1 man and 1 woman” meme at the end …


Dearie | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:46 pm 16
In response to DrDick @ 14

He and his ‘little buddy’ – both. Lying little weasels. Hmmmm, got a recipe for weasel?


Petrocelli | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:46 pm 17

{{{ Lisa }}}


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:48 pm 18
In response to DrDick @ 14

No question that Rmoney is lying his ass off. It’s all he’s got.

I read that the allegedly undecided voters split on who “won” the “debate.” 37% Obama, 30% Romney, 30% tie. Unfortunately I don’t have a link for that yet.


Dearie | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:50 pm 19
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 18

Which, to me, gives the lie to “undecided.” No one could have watched that ‘debate’ and figured Romney for the winner unless they were already in his camp.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:52 pm 20
In response to Dearie @ 19

I agree, most of them aren’t truly “undecided.” The 30 percent who want to call it a tie worry me a bit, though. What do they think they’re watching, American Idol?


DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:52 pm 21
In response to Dearie @ 16

Totally inedible. Worse even than ‘possum.


DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:54 pm 22
In response to Dearie @ 19

The actual research has shown that most of the so called “swing voters” really aren’t. They are wishywashy Republicans or Democrats who swing between voting and not voting, not between parties.


DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 08:55 pm 23

DrDick | Tuesday October 16, 2012 09:02 pm 24

Time for me to toddle off. Take care all.


mzchief | Tuesday October 16, 2012 09:08 pm 25
In response to DrDick @ 23

Gr8 catch DrDick.


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