Pumpkin more appreciative of home

Our orange male tabby Pumpkin shot out the front door last night as I stood paying the pizza man. The escape artist ran down the slope of the front lawn. I hurried after him pleading for him to come back.

He slowed to a walk as he got to the sidewalk and kept walking south tentatively, ears twitching at the outdoor sounds only animals can hear. He waited for me to catch up and didn’t protest when I picked him up and took him back inside.

He has to be too smart to want to return to the constant danger and hunger he knew as a stray for at least the past two years. I can’t imagine how he ever got any sleep, which house cats do for an average of sixteen hours a day. I expect he is more appreciative now of his new home of almost seven weeks.

The renewable energy shuck

“Even if one were to electrify all of transport, industry, heating and so on, so much renewable generation and balancing/storage equipment would be needed to power it that astronomical new requirements for steel, concrete, copper, glass, carbon fibre, neodymium, shipping and haulage etc etc would appear.

All these things are made using mammoth amounts of energy: far from achieving massive energy savings, which most plans for a renewables future rely on implicitly, we would wind up needing far more energy, which would mean even more vast renewables farms – and even more materials and energy to make and maintain them and so on. The scale of the building would be like nothing ever attempted by the human race.”

Whereas the global warming climate change hysteria is just the latest of its kind: doomsayers like our Little Barry Hussein, Bernie & the Hildabeast pronouncing their latest doom unless we consume less, pay more taxes, and give more power to the feckless government and its elites. You could bet their lives wouldn’t change.

Via Snoopy The Goon.

Teach Texas Women Not To Rape

Fort Worth teacher Alina Leung, 29, faces three charges, including sexual assault of a child, in a case involving a 15-year-old student at an all-boys school.

She even took him out of state. Crossing state lines for immoral porpoises has been a federal crime since 1910. Used to be called the White Slave Traffic Act. They need to lock up Alina and throw away the key.

Via Instapundit.

Hoi An, the colonial Williamsburg of Vietnam

HoiAn

Another from OCS bud Jay Fortun. My old stomping ground of Hoi An (first half of 1970) was a major stop on the ancient Europe-to-China sea route around Africa called the Silk Road. As such the seaside town of about 120,000 today has long had warehouses and villas built by Dutch, Portuguese and Japanese.

My Advisory Team 15’s compound was believed to have been built by the East India Company. Subject of one of my short stories in Leaving The Alamo and more in my novel The Butterfly Rose.

Hanoi is now promoting the little port for tourism, including building hotels, and Jay says the crowds of foreigners show it’s working. Even UNESCO is in on the act, branding the core area of about five by five city blocks a historical preservation site.

Litter Kwitter

“…a unique, patented and proven device that helps people train their cats to use the regular household toilet.”

Only takes eight weeks.

Anyone ever seen this work? Other than on television?

Our Pumpkin would only have to fall in once and it’d be back to the litter in a heartbeat.

Fairy Tales of Criminal Justice

The Hildabeast is “under investigation” by the FBI.

As if Famous But Incompetent had the independence to find an indictable offense against her, let alone get our Little Barry Hussein’s “Justice” Department to take it to court.

Via PJMedia.

UPDATE:  Then she’s whipped in New Hampshire by Bernie, the bum who wants your money. Both do, actually.

Stories you won’t see in the New York Times

Brooklyn is desegregating the public schools…Again.

Via Instapundit