This past Friday’s assignment for Photo Friday was “Animals”. Posting late. Better late than never I guess!
This past January took me to our local zool. It’s a beautiful zoo by all accounts, where the animals are extremely well cared for and provided beautiful habitats, but still, zoos make me a more than a little bit uncomfortable. This big fellow especially made me uncomfortable. He is clearly contemplative. He is CLEARLY thinking. While zoos are better than extinction and are great places for learning, I bet this guy hates it in there. There’s simply not enough enrichment that can be provided to animal like him to make up for being captive.
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Coming up on Photo Friday:
4th September: Author’s choice: The Wisdom of Age shown in the Face
11th September: Author’s choice: Photo Art (use any photo gadgets you like)
Then a break as ”Author” (creator extraordinaire of Photo Friday) is having surgery. We wish her the best for a good outcome and a quick recovery!
The “highly successful” Cash For Clunkers program is bad for lower income people.
An entire “generation” of good used cars is now lost to the car crusher. This will drive up the cost of used cars in the near future for people who depend on them because the smaller inventory will lead to higher costs on the cars that do come to the used car market. Not a good thing for those folks! But I guess it’ll be a good thing for the sellers of used cars in the future….they’ll get more money for their cars than they would have had the program not existed.
And did you know that those who took advantage of the program will be taxed on the money they got as if it were income?
I have added PJTV to my “Worthy Websites” in my sidebar. You can be a paid subscriber, but there’s great free stuff to be had, and that’s what I go there for.
Joe Hicks is one of my favorite contributors, but there’s gobs of great stuff in there that might help us all get our political heads on straight and see things how they actually are, not how we “HOPE” they are. There’s pure entertainment too, as the site is a “conservative entertainment” site.
Thanks to the Crack Emcee at The Macho Response for turning me on to the site, and to Panda Bear MD for turning me on to The Macho Response. (The Macho Response can get a little raw at times-so people who might be offended by language and such, and TMI kids, and Luke should maybe stay out-but he’s a great read. Panda doesn’t get a link cuz he never posts on his blog!)