Notes from all over

by GDA gda@accessmn.com

11-20-2014

The first week in deer camp is over and from all reports, the deer herd is down. Apparently in Series 100, which covers northeastern Minnesota, as of last Wednesday, 12,559 deer were shot compared to 25,805 for last year. The difference is 51.3 percent less.
Now, for those of you who do a lot of driving, it doesn't seem like there are less deer. You can hardly go out on the roads anywhere without seeing a deer pass in front of you or seeing dead deer by the side of the road.
Usually, it seems like the deer know that deer hunting is upon them and they head back into the swamps.
The good news is this is great deer hunting weather. There is just enough snow so hunters can track their deer or see where the deer have been passing.
The northern rifle zone season continues through Sunday, Nov. 23. Good look to all the hunters.
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Since the Nov. 4 election I have received a lot of emails chiding the Dems on their poor results.
The No. 10 reason why they voted Democrat was, "I vote Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my German shepherd." The No. 9 reason is, "I vote Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4 percent on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon at 15 percent isn't." The No. 1 reason is, "I vote Democrat because I think it's better to pay $billion$ for oil to people who hate us, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish back in America."
I love Albert Einstein's quote, "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
Remember what Nancy Pelosi said about Obama's health care (???) bill? "We have to pass it to find out what's in it." Just think, we have people like her leading this country and guess whose fault that is? A physician did call in to a radio show after hearing that statement and said, "That's the definition of a stool sample." Right on
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In case you haven't been outside lately, winter is here. Winter doesn't officially start for about a month, but this morning the temperature went below zero. Of course, you could see the snow while still indoors.
This is too cold, too early. Just what in the devil ever happened to Al Gore's global warming? I, for one, could sure use some of that now. Today we had to order a fill of propane for home and the businesses. Ouch!!!
By the way, where is global warming Al nowadays? He should be busy. After all, he invented the Internet, so with brains like that he should be coming up with something else.
Whether you liked George W. Bush or not, can you imagine what this country would have been like with Internet Al at the controls back then?
We are finding out, somewhat, with Barack Hussein Obama in charge. A lot of Democrats and even some Republicans wish that Hillary would have beaten Barack. That wasn't going to happen, though. The Democrat machine wasn't going to let a woman win.
Things are already getting interesting in Washington, D.C., with the Dems controlling the presidency and the Republicans the Congress. There will be some fantastic fights over the next two years if the Republicans do what they promised.
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Thanksgiving is coming up fast and that is a day we should all take a break and think of the many things we have to be thankful for.
Thanksgiving is a holiday for the family. I look forward to it, but I always miss not having my grandmother's gravy or my mother's pies to eat. We volunteer at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner and dine with a lot of friends. Then, we head to the Twin Cities to have a Thanksgiving meal at our daughter Jodi's place. She does a great job with the help of her daughters, Zoe and Olivia, and Edna.
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Basketball is upon us, so have a good weekend cut down the deer herd.


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