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skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, July 15, 2019

apologies for my absence

skippy, his co-bloggers and his followers are among my favorite people in the world. real life has been challenging for me these last few years but i got mad enough to tweet this:
posted by George at 12:31 AM | 106 comments

Thursday, May 23, 2019

For the record, for whatever it's worth...

Fourteen years ago, skippy invited me to be a guest blogger. At that time, I thought the big roo had the best left-leaning political blog around. I couldn't get enough of his content -- it was serious, it was funny, and it was, at least for me, encouraging. Especially after George W. Bush won a second term in 2004.

It's tricky for me, even now, to explain just how discouraging for me that blow was at that time. In 2000, I called myself a conservative, but Bush's heart-on-his-sleeve religiosity repelled me as much as Al Gore's more-of-the-same Clintonista crap did. I voted for Ralph Nader out of pique.

Here is where I could go off about lots of folks who blamed me for throwing that election to Bush by voting for Nader are the same jackholes who didn't vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and wish they had. Y'all know who you are -- and y'all can go fuck yourselves after you're done nailing your palms to your foreheads after figuring out Donald Trump wasn't the Man of the People he convinced you he was.

Seriously, are you folks really that damned stupid? I swear, if you were turkeys, you'd vote for Thanksgiving -- and actually be proud of it, right up until you noticed the cleaver was coming down.

I don't know how skippy managed to carry on as long as he did. Of course, he was always more thoughtful and more mature than me. And, well, he's still the best left-leaning blogger of all time.

You know that expression, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em? Skippy, for me, exposed that the way Toto exposed the Wizard. How can you join the Wizard once you've seen the man behind the curtain?

It's impossible.

Unless you're the type that brings the curtain back out so you can resume wondering what's behind it. You know, the kind of turkey that votes for Thanksgiving.

I've never understood why millions of people vote against themselves year after year after year.

And I never will.

posted by Jim Yeager at 9:34 AM | 64 comments

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

the world's 2nd largest emperor penguin colony has been wiped out
posted by skippy at 7:08 PM | 25 comments

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

how nest, designed to keep people out of people's homes, effective allowed hackers to get in
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 28 comments

Sunday, April 21, 2019

as is our easter tradition here at skippy, enjoy 10 things i hate about commandments

posted by skippy at 2:00 AM | 64 comments

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

posted by skippy at 12:30 PM | 17 comments

Sunday, April 07, 2019

canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world
posted by skippy at 3:14 PM | 19 comments

Sunday, March 31, 2019

joe biden has a long history of touching women inappropriately
posted by skippy at 10:48 PM | 12 comments

Friday, March 29, 2019

recycling will survive -- in spite of the media narrative
posted by skippy at 4:57 PM | 11 comments

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

major air force base damaged in nebraska flood
posted by skippy at 10:13 AM | 7 comments

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

here's why ivanka and jared are more dangerous than trump
posted by skippy at 11:15 AM | 7 comments

Friday, March 15, 2019

trump and republicans appeal to men with frail masculinity, study finds
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 10 comments

Thursday, March 14, 2019

a giant swarm of butterflies has arrived in socal
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 6 comments

Monday, March 11, 2019

scientists say they can create living dinosaurs within 5 years
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 7 comments

Saturday, March 09, 2019

judge gets 28 years for selling black teens to prisons
posted by skippy at 12:14 PM | 6 comments

Saturday, March 02, 2019

lepage: eliminating electoral college would make whites "a forgotten people"
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 4 comments

Thursday, February 28, 2019

environmental injustice exists
posted by skippy at 6:10 PM | 7 comments

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

rest in peace mars rover opportunity
posted by skippy at 12:47 PM | 14 comments

Friday, February 08, 2019

 new study: 100% renewables are the cheapest way to power north america
posted by skippy at 11:53 AM | 21 comments

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

An Argo float is deployed into the ocean

global warming of oceans equal to 1 atomic bomb per second

posted by skippy at 9:42 PM | 13 comments

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Image result for public domain flood photos

corporate america is getting ready to monetize climate change
posted by skippy at 11:48 AM | 8 comments

Thursday, January 17, 2019

2018 was the hottest year ever recorded for the planet's oceans   

research: 250,000 deaths every year because of climate change
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 12 comments

Saturday, January 05, 2019

The souls of heaven are stars at night...

They will guide us on our way...

I have no idea what this new year will bring. Let's see...
posted by Jim Yeager at 12:09 PM | 16 comments

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

alabama sheriff kept $1.5 m earmarked to feed immigrants
posted by skippy at 1:46 PM | 7 comments

Saturday, December 29, 2018

abused wolves and troubled teens find solace in each other
posted by skippy at 7:16 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, December 27, 2018

federal shut down allows vandalism in joshua tree nat'l park to go unchecked
posted by skippy at 12:42 PM | 4 comments

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

happy boxing day!!

posted by skippy at 11:29 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

merry xmas from the gang at skippy!

posted by skippy at 12:35 PM | 4 comments

how the christian right broke america
posted by skippy at 3:00 AM | 5 comments

The Junky's Christmas...

Posting this is my own Christmas tradition.

I'm not a junkie, but I encounter a good number of junkies as both a cab driver and a resident of a large boarding house. I've also attended dozens of AA meetings in my life. So I've met quite a few good folks with bad problems along the way.

Takes one to know one, what can I say.

Hence this year's end tradition...

posted by Jim Yeager at 1:58 AM | 18 comments