February 19, 2012

At the Coyote Café...

... come inside!


David said...

Coyotes and Rancoons, the perfect Wisconsin adaptors, who have learned to live on the garbage of cities.

David said...

Poor rancoon doesn't even get a tag.

Saint Croix said...

Obama Girl is flirting with Rick!

Irene said...

The taxidermist captured that "wile e" coyote expression.

Better there, than in our yard.

edutcher said...

You're having a cafe for unionized hookers?

Irene said...

The taxidermist captured that "wile e" coyote expression.

Better there, than in our yard.

Your sweet lips to God's ears.

Thar's coyotes near us'ns.

Worse, we have a squadron of hawks in the neighborhood.

Quasy has sense enough to be scared, but Sherlock has that whole Yorkie "3 1/2 pounds of raging canine fury" thing going.

Or so he thinks.

DADvocate said...

Rick Perry bagged that coyote.

Jose_K said...

a chink in the armor:
One more time Durocher is proven right

traditionalguy said...

That pic is a good reminder that if humans refuse to exercise their God given dominion over the animals, then the animals' plan B is that they kill and eat us instead.

Wally Kalbacken said...

Is anybody watching Luck on HBO? What a fine series. I love seeing Nick Nolte in something other than a mug shot.

Lem said...

You know how the senate stays in session so as to block a presidential recess appointment?

What if Muslims declare a year long Ramadan.. blocking an attack on Iran.. getting them enough time to finish the bomb.

bagoh20 said...

That coyote is creeping me out. If I had that in my house, I'd need to chain it to wall, just in case. Pet Cemetery is not fiction.

Lem said...

Unless Obama is ready to break with tradition.. and attack during Ramadan.

We dont want to fall victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go up against Obama when re-election is on the line"!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha.

America's Politico said...

I have totally and completely lost interest in 2012 election. It was my hope that GOP would defeat Obama-Biden. But, alas, this will not happen. I am tired and angry as well as comprehensively bitter about the GOP campaign.

The candidates (especially Santorum and Newt) are primitive. They think of women and minorities not as equals or progressive. Newt wants to have a right to marry 3 wives. But, he will oppose people with different styles to marry. Santorum wants to home-school all is his 7 kids. Yes, he has that right. But, he does not want us to teach our children with evolution.

These GOP candidates are so bad that it will be a miracle if they even win ONE state in the General.

They will kill Romney, who is not too honest about this faith and his vision.

I think the GOP is the party of the dead, stupid, people who are actually trying to jump of a cliff, fools, idiots of highest degrees, etc. etc.

I am so ashamed that I am in the GOP. So ashamed. How can a party be made up of candidates who refused to accept that this is 2012 and not 19012.

I am so ashamed. If I were a democrat, I would at least be joyous about the victory in Nov. But, alas, I am a nobody. Well, I will not vote this Nov. That's how sad I am.

Mitch said...

Althouse to Obamabots: get stuffed.

MadisonMan said...

I found This interesting.

rcommal said...

And then, what?--howl at the moon?

; )

wv: yelove himfelf

Is this supposed to be a polyglot including old spellings and whatever whatnot?

Carnifex said...

I think Lem is Vasilli in disguise!

And everywhere I turn, that damned coyote's eye's follow me. Down right spooky.

The New Roadrunner cartoons are okay, but they lack the exuberant violence they had when I was a child. The long fall off a cliff, airplane, rocket, 'till Wiley fades into the distant ground, a puff of smoke, and then the teeth grinding crunch as the boulder lands on top of our intrepid canine.

Has anyone seen that taxidermy show yet? Where they do your pet? That is gruesome. When the pet owner dies, who inherits the dead pet? Will there be court cases to decide who deserves "Sparky"?

We have 2 apple trees in our back yard. One for the dogs, one for the cats. I bury them, and they're with us always. We eat the apples and remember our missing friends.

The fish get "buried at sea".

America's Politico said...

Memo to Santorum supporters:

- Santorum is an idiot. He thinks this is 1912. It is not. He thinks women need to serve men. He thinks America is about invading countries. He lost PA with 20 points. No GOP has won the White House without carrying PA. Now, PA has changed since 2006 when he was devasted. It is more diverse. If he were to run again, he would lose PA by 30 points.

Memo to Newt supporters:

- Newt is a fat pig. He is so ugly. No POTUS has been so fat and so ugly. No POTUS has had 3 wives. No POTUS has had ethics before the election.

Newt campaigned in 1998 saying that he will use Clinton affairs at every stop.

What will Newt do when Obama and his ONE BILLION go after him about his 3 affairs, ethics, NY Daily cartoon about him crying like a baby and shutting down the govt.

GOP: You are a stupid party. You deserve to lose all states this Nov. I will be happy if you lose that way. Because from your defeat there will be future leaders: Paul Ryan, Christie, etc.

rcommal said...

He thinks this is 1912.

America's Politico:

More likely, he's thinking that it's long-shot possible that this is 1990.

Lem said...

I'm curious..

Was/is Vasilli one of the dirty dozen?

America's Politico said...

Visualize a lean/smiling Obama debating an angry-white man Santorum with backward views on women.

Visualize a lean/smiling Obama debating a fat-ugly and bitter white man Newt with multiple wives.

This election is made for terrific re-election for Obama-Biden.

If you bet on GOP losing, you will be rich. Go for it. GOP is going to buried in each every state.

Ann: The characters are so hard to figure out. Is it really necessary? This is like NYT fire-wall. You will lose people....

Alex said...

I'm really enjoying Lana Del Rey's "Born to Die" album. You should really get this, it will just transport you away from your reality.

rcommal said...

Lem, for me, is Lem, and for always will he be. I forget not.

David said...

America's Politico said...

Ann: The characters are so hard to figure out. Is it really necessary? This is like NYT fire-wall. You will lose people....

Don't let the door hit you on the ass, AP.

Carnifex said...

Franko, Vladek, Jefferson, Pinkley, Gilpin, Posey, Wladislaw, Sawyer, Bravos, Lever, Jiminez, Maggott...Nope no Vasilli.
(TY Wiki)

Vasilli was the man with the iocane powder. It was tasteless, odorless, and dissolved easily, but the Dread Pirate Roberts was not bested so easily.

rcommal said...

Complicated Potatoes (again)

Chip Ahoy said...

Alex, I just got some of those songs. The one I really really like is the one that she sang poorly on SNL. I didn't see that, but I can see how it could easily go awry. It needs to sound woozy and abuse-y, boozy, and not all quite there.

Off to the Races

My ol' man is a baaaad man but I can't deny the way he holds my hand and graaaabs me and he haaaas me by my hear-ar-ar-art. Thud.

Born to Die
Blue Jeans

All very good. I too recommend them.

And so I want to say that ↑ and the thing goes, "Let's play a game first." And I go, "Okay, what kind of game?" And the thing goes, "A WORD game!" And I'm all Yay! Woohoo! That's my favorite kind of game to play. And then it goes, "Guess this!"

And I go, "Aw, that's AWESOME! That blob that goes negative slices right through a letter! It's like a Honey Badger blob, it doesn't give a shit, BLAM, right through the letter. That's awesome."

Oh Man, this is as much fun as a crossword puzzle but it's even better because they just spring it on you.

And then if you check to see how your comment looks then you get to play twice!

Dead Julius said...

My dead Scottish pal Bobby turned from Socialist to Conservative as he aged. I'll let him explain:

For my part, I look back to the time when I was a Socialist with something like regret. I have convinced myself (for the moment) that we had better leave these great changes to what we call great blind forces: their blindness being so much more perspicacious than the little, peering, partial eyesight of men... Now I know that in thus turning Conservative with years, I am going through the normal cycle of change and travelling in the common orbit of men's opinions. I submit to this, as I would submit to gout or gray hair, as a concomitant of growing age or else of failing animal heat; but I do not acknowledge that it is necessarily a change for the better— I dare say it is deplorably for the worse.

I don't think my pal Bobby would vote for Romney. Ron Paul yes, Romney no.

Why would you vote for someone like Romney who would lose the upcoming war with Iran? When War comes, we need to go with a winner. Romney has hardly won anything in his life. Obama is the safer bet.

Or so I say to Bobby...

I ask him, too, whether that bothersome perspicaciousness can be cured with deodorant... but he just gives me a nasty look, and then it's back to our game of Rummy.

Lem said...

If you meant Vizzini.. the answer is yes.. from The Princess Bride (1987)

John Lynch said...


Dead Julius said...

Coyote seems to say that War is stupid.

Coyote wants peace.

Too bad coyote is stuffed!

He is so stupid and naive!

Chip Ahoy said...

The dead dog that look alive is freaking me out.

So how about that song Born to Die, how would you translate, "every step that I take"? That phrase doesn't make sense, it's like take a poo.

Pick a language. You don't actually take a step in any of them.

Say, my favorite other one, sign language. If you said 'take' then you would visually seize an imaginary object and pull it toward you and that is the opposite of what is being said.

Would you say, "every step that I step"?

Forget the word 'that', 'every step I step' would work

Would you say the word 'step' for the first instance then actually take a step for the second, go full body and step forward? Everything is going on under the chin at chest level steadily and stationary your place in space is fixed, and then you come to the phrase and say the words "every step I " and you momentarily cease saying ASL words and switch to pantomime with a step forward. It's very effective because you step on the word step. It is very dramatic because you abandon the space you've built up all around you with language and stepped out of it and forward into a new space that is closer and suddenly more intimate.

These choices can be very useful and poetic but either choice will miss the internal rhyme that adds so much to the original in English: brakes, takes, gates encased within the rhyming words line and mine. All of that elegant wordsmithing will be gone and replaced with what you put there.

S said...

As best as I can tell -- neither of these web sites cite their sources -- Taft was fatter than Newt (or at least heavier).

Ugliness is subjective, but on that, I'd say Lincoln had him beat.

Saint Croix said...

On another thread, Carol Herman writes:

Up at REDDIT, they are having a contest. Letting people guess how many days, ahead, it will take for a gay sex scandle to break. Involving Rick Santorum.

Can I ask, why do liberals do this? Why do they, on the one hand, support gay marriage and seek to normalize homosexuality in all aspects, and on the other hand, when they want to insult or degrade you, call you gay?

Not all liberals do this, of course. But I have seen it more than once.

Larry Craig, for instance. How many liberals have mocked Larry Craig? Oh that gay Larry Craig.

Google "Larry Craig," 3rd thing that comes up, Larry Craig jokes.

Is that nice? Is that liberal? Don't you like gay people?

It seems to me that liberals love to use gay people to hammer conservatives with how bad and ugly we are. Is that your primary purpose?

The other thing I've noticed is that liberals love gay people in the abstract. When you get specific about gay sexuality, they quickly lose interest.

For instance, these nice liberal girls who love gay rights, never want to sit down and watch my hot lesbian porn. What's up with that? Bigot.

They also do not like it if you describe anal sex. "First you have to lube the anus..." They get up from their tea and cupcakes and storm out.

When liberals put gay people in the military, right-wingers think "what about showers?" That's our first question. You know why? Straight men do not like to shower with gay men.

We do like to shower with hot lesbians. Who do not like to shower with us. I think it's some kind of phobia.

Or consider prison. Do you realize we have no effective punishment for homosexual bank robbers? We lock them up with a bunch of men. That's like sending me to Hot Girl prison.

It's futile trying to normalize homosexuality. You can do it on ideological grounds, but actual sexuality will get in the way. Those gay marriages will not be reproducing. Those straight soldiers will not like being naked with gay soldiers. (And the gay soldiers will like it a lot). And prison will always be more fun for gay people than straight people.

Sex is deep and profound and it affects much of our lives. So be tolerant but don't be fucking glib.

viator said...

Our local coyotes ni NY have taken to eating neighborhood dogs and cats which looks to be a national trend since some time ago on the west coast "Jessica Simpson's beloved maltipoo Daisy was grabbed by a wild coyote that then vanished with the small dog, the singer wrote via Twitter"

Saint Croix said...

I see the liberal future and it's unisex prison. With cable TV.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

For those having trouble with the word verification, understanding what Recaptcha is doing might help.

It shows you two words- lets call them inkblot and blurry. Inkblot is a computer-generated set of letter made intentionally hard to read in order to test you. You must get this right in order to prove you are not a robot.

Blurry is a piece of text from an old book that someone scanned in and tried to use Optical Character Recognition on. The OCR failed, so they send it to a bunch of people to see how they read it. Sometimes it is actually unreadable, or has been badly cropped so you can't see enough of the letters. This is okay, because you don't actually need to get this word right. The system is not testing you on this, because it does not know the right answer.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Beautiful animal. As viator noted, the coyote has made a comeback in New York state and they do have a particular taste for house cats.

On more than one occasion over the past 10 years I've had them in the back yard howling to get at my cats - they usually are lurking between say 1-5 am. The coyote howl is disturbing, indeed...for those that have heard them, I'm sure you would agree.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

BTW, I've noticed that you now have to do the CAPTCHA thing 2x when not already signed in to Google...used to be that you could perform the captcha, sign in, and then your comment would be submitted and you were done.

Is everything going 'DMV' style requirements these days???

Rusty said...

Vasilli Zietzev(?) Famed Russian sniper at Stalingrad in WW2.

they usually are lurking between say 1-5 am. The coyote howl is disturbing, indeed...for those that have heard them, I'm sure you would agree.

Nothing that a .22 to a glowing eye can't remedy.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"Nothing that a .22 to a glowing eye can't remedy."

Just one problem Rusty - discharge of firearms is prohibited in the town I live in.

They may even be a protected species. Wouldn't surprise me.

Pogo said...

Coyote ugly.

Raccoon ugly, too.

Meade said...

You shoulda seen the stoat.

chickenlittle said...


Clyde said...

"No, no, no! I couldn't eat another bite -- I'm stuffed!"