Chris Muir's Day By Day

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Fire Ant Survival Technique

Endangered by the flooding in South Carolina, fire ants form floating "rafts" to keep the queen and workers of the colony alive.

NC Coastal Flooding Floats Battleship North Carolina

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the WWII battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55) spends most of its time stuck in the mud in its berth across from downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Rains and flooding that caused by hurricane Joaquin have caused the battleship to float out of the mud.

Oh, the ship is still secure and didn't go floating off down the Cape Fear River, no worries there, but it's a good thing that the ship is still intact enough to actually float, although it certainly needs (and will be soon receiving) attention to rusting problems to the hull below the water line.

Crime? That's Not a Crime, That's a Public Service

"Man Charged For Hitting Daughter's Boyfriend With Shovel."

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Gonna Teach Those Lessons Yourself, Bill Maher?


I view the first clause of that headline as containing some truth, the second clause a personal challenge. Trump is definitely a demogogue, but I think that the US government, combined with a liberty-minded military and a militant citizenry, are a sufficient block on any Hitlerian aspirations on the part of Trump.*

*standard disclaimer I'll be using a lot when speaking of Trump: I personally don't like him and think he is a bully, but no other GOP candidate is willing to fight the leftists and the MSM (redundancy alert there, I know) the way that Trump does.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Meow You're Going To Jail

"Intoxicated Man Tells Rock Hill Police His Name Is “Meow."

A fan of the movie Super Troopers, I'd guess.

"The Husband's Behavior Was Heroic...

...but what we expect of a husband toward his wife: his right, and his proud privilege, to die for his woman."*

In Houston, a father died at the hands of a robber while defending his wife, but not before inflicting fatal wounds to the robber.

*quote from Robert A.Heinlein, "The Pragmatics of Patriotism," the 1973 James Forrestal Address to the US Naval Academy midshipmen.