“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Fodder for Big Foot?ReplyDelete
Who'd have thought there really was Big Fin?
We have sturgeon in the Snake. Back in the day we used to cross the Snake on a four car ferry that was towed by mules on our way to Walla Walla. I remember the sturgeon fishing there.ReplyDelete
Put a chicken on a huge hook and have beer!
I think they are pretty much protected now by law as they should be. Not my kind of fishing. Try the Wenaha, where the eagles eat well.
Huck and Jim caught a catfish "as big as a man" floating on the Mississippi.ReplyDelete
I want to fish the Urals but I'll never get there. Canada has some absolutely beautiful rivers. I know nothing about Alaska other than I hope the next President comes from there.ReplyDelete
The Fraser is too big for my kind of fishing, the Fraser, the Snake, the Columbia, too big.
I like them where you can "read the river", there, behind that rock, or in that little back eddy.
Fish are mostly lazy as hell, like all of us.
Driving south on 81 Thursday I noticed what appeared to be white flower petals, like dogwoods, flying towards my car as if I was driving through a snow storm. A few minutes later I reached a truck with 933 chickens crammed into small open cages and it was their feathers that were flying all through the air.ReplyDelete
Now tell me what's wrong with that picture.
What's wrong is you could not possibly have counted 933 chickens exactly, but they were used for sturgeon bait here.ReplyDelete
Everybody is going to feel the stress, but the United States of America is better placed to surf this transformation than any other country. Change is our home field. It is who we are and what we do. Brazil may be the country of the future, but America is its hometown.ReplyDelete
Brazil faces far more problems than the United States.ReplyDelete
Large swaths of intense poverty, and a Latin culture, where "win" and "earn" are one and the same.
Lotto winners earn their money.ReplyDelete
It's a mindset, you know.
Our Big, Huge "Ace in the Hole" is Agriculture.ReplyDelete
Communist/Ultra Socialist countries just can't get it right.
Our mix of "Free Market Capitalism," and just a "dash" of socialism (along with some damned good dirt) just knocks'em dead.
In May nonfarm payroll employment was up 4.3 percent from the year before, and the unassuming state sported a gaudy 3.2 percent unemployment rate. In several counties, the rate is below one percent. The state jobs office has 15,205 listings, up 64 percent from May 2010. North Dakota, which is one of the smallest states by population (about 670,000) and one of the largest geographically, has .7 unemployed persons for every job opening. In the U.S., the labor force participation rate is an anemic 64.2 percent. In North Dakota, it stands at 74 percent.ReplyDelete
North Dakota is Rocking.
400 Pounds Ain't ShucksReplyDelete
see 1908 sturgeon
Snake River SturgeonReplyDelete
Huge Corn Crop in the MakingReplyDelete
92 Million acres - 14 Billion Bushels a distinct possibility.
For the 8,000th Year, running, farmers are getting together, and saying, "Now, if we can just get a little rain."ReplyDelete
Best Revolutionary War Poster, Ever
E mail From MatReplyDelete