Laughter through our tears.
Nice take-down. Thank you Mr. Danehey!
Mules have been around for a long time. Mostly they are bred as work-animals and as the article mentions, have an excellent work ethic. I think that without demand for mules as work-animals there will be little rational for breeding them, since most people prefer horses for riding.
We need to figure out how to reduce the risks and let them continue to be present at the event. There are children, even here in Tucson, that will never see a live mule outside of Winterhaven.
btw: The animal in the picture is a donkey -half a mule.
Thank you for helping me feel like I'm not the only one who feels queasy this time of year. Pumpkin doesn't really taste like much ..a vague but pleasant squashiness. It's the unholy trinity of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and sugar that you taste. When it's done badly it tastes rank and musty like the smell of wet iron scraps. It's not just coffee either. Right now Trader Joe's is boasting of something like 30 different pumpkin spice flavored items from cans of coffee to ravioli.
On Thanksgiving, I will bake a pumpkin pie and eat it with whipped cream. Homemade, once a year ..it's great.
Individual taste draws a crooked line between a Tucson "natural" yard and an ugly one. On the one hand I like a natural looking front yard with native desert plants. I watch every young weed to see if it's a native or not. If it's native, I say 'welcome to the yard!' Meanwhile, some neighbor calls my yard into the city every time my wildflowers get over 6 inches tall.
Interesting that the last couple of times the yard rescue people have come to town the results were them building a bunch of decking and swimming pools. I say let the kids play in the sand, grow a garden and hunt for tarantulas and scorpions at night.
As to how Grant looks, probably nobody with a business or residence wants to spend money on landscaping while the widening project goes on for the next half-decade.
Even if I had a whole law firm sitting in the back seat with the storage bins on their laps, I still would have pulled over to let people get by while I continued to refuse to be detained. But that's me.
I just returned from DC. I caught the local news there while the event was happening and saw how the local media was coping with the lack of information then and afterwards. The 3 major networks were very careful to not make any statements with unsubstantiated information. Fox, of course, went nuts with the dramatics. People were intensely interested in the shooter and, as information developed about his mental illness, many were saddened rather than enraged.
I get real tired of that old nut about video game violence turning people into sociopaths. There needs to be a lot more education about mental illness, and better resources for the mentally ill ..blah blah ..it's the same realization that comes after every mass shooting ..but it's ignored.
I would rather smell a little horse than a musky ferret.
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