Walking along the side of our rural road yesterday I found a PIECE of a porcupine - like, a little piece of fur the size of my open palm, with spines on it. What can rip off a piece of a porcupine, aside from a bear? Today my wife, Oscar and I walked in the woods wearing our neon orange "don't shoot me" vests, and met our first hunters - two large men each driving their own off road vehicle, with guns strapped to the back. Live Free or Die!
"Would it have been uncouth for me to request that they don't shoot us on our way back?" I asked Mrs. Dynamite, who merely frowned at me.
I also saw a little bat - the flying rodent kind - flying around today and landing on my barn. We knew that there were some bats living in the barn, but I was surprised to see one flying around at 2pm. I saw him try to snipe a flying bug, but the bat merely banged against it, failing to catch it. Perhaps it was a baby bat, just getting out for the first time - which might explain the afternoon flight.
Via Clusterstock: Edward Pinto - How did Paul Krugman get it so wrong about Fannie and Freddie?
Via Calculated Risk: Walmart Quote of the Night
"There are families not eating at the end of the month,” said Stephen Quinn, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Wal-Mart Stores, and “literally lining up at midnight” at Wal-Mart stores waiting to buy food when paychecks or government checks land in their accounts."
MISH tore apart the Unemployment Report from last week
My CDS post, republished on SeekingAlpha generated some intelligent comments, some of which are similar to the comments left on my blog.