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Mitch Seavey (21) is the father of Dallas Seavey (62), who is married to Jen Seavey (61)R.

Sonny Lindner (42) is the father of Chad Lindner (26)R.

Cim Smyth (37) and Ramey Smyth (16) are brothers. [Becca Moore, Ramey’s wife, was a Yukon Quest rookie this year.]

Ray Redington Jr (10) and Ryan Redington (13) are brothers.

Aliy Zirkle (24) is married to Allen Moore (6).

[This could be the backdrop for the next National Lampoon “vacation” movie.]


1 hipparchia { 03.23.09 at 12:03 am }
2 Steve Bates { 03.23.09 at 8:42 am }

Well, you know what Hopkins said… the child is father to the man…

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3 Bryan { 03.23.09 at 2:03 pm }

The problem with the world today is that there are no good mushing movies. Northern Exposure showed that they would sell.

4 Kryten42 { 03.23.09 at 8:06 pm }

LOL @ Northern Exposure 😀

For a second there… I thought you said “mushy movies”! 😐 Phew… I think we have FAR more than enough of those!! In fact… pleeeeeease stop. Now.

Well… at least you didn’t mention Twin Peaks 😉 😆

5 Bryan { 03.23.09 at 9:42 pm }

While I’m aware there was a show called Twin Peaks, I have never seen it. I may have been out of the US when it was on, as has happened with a lot of shows people reference.

I think I’ve seen a few minutes of Seinfeld reruns a couple of times, but that’s another show I didn’t pay any attention to.

6 Kryten42 { 03.23.09 at 10:19 pm }

Well… I honestly am not sure if you really missed anything not seeing Twin Peaks. It was… weird. LOL (I have to admit… I did watch it, mostly with bemusement but also some amusement). 😉 It was actually a lot more complex and intriguing than it appeared at first. 🙂 But it’s one of those where you *have* to watch the entire series to really *get it*. 🙂

I liked the Moose in Northern Exposure. 😆

“The moose is coming” 😉

7 Bryan { 03.23.09 at 10:58 pm }

If you had to live around moose, you wouldn’t be fond of them. Moose are the reason everyone carries a gun in the bush. The wolves and bears will avoid you, but moose have an attitude problem and they regularly stomp people, dogs, and cars to death.

I seem to remember that you have bulls in Australia with pretty much the same problem.

8 Kryten42 { 03.23.09 at 11:10 pm }

Well, apart from having the most deadly flora and fauna in the World, we have ‘Bubalus bubalis’, more commonly known as the feral water buffalo!

Water buffalo’s were imported to Australia in the 19th century to supply meat to remote northern settlements. The settlements and their buffalo’s were abandoned in 1949 and, despite harvesting for meat, hides and as hunters’ trophies, feral buffalo’s spread across the northern floodplains. By the 1970s, feral buffalo numbers were so high that they were destroying wetlands and harboring diseases that could affect native species and livestock. The Brucellosis and Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign, developed to protect the meat export industry, has all but eradicated feral buffalo’s from the wild. The challenge will be to ensure that feral buffalo populations do not rebuild.

The buffalo’s bred for stock and work animals are generally OK and used to people. The feral population are antisocial and dangerous as hell! 🙂

Here’s a pic:


9 hipparchia { 03.23.09 at 11:34 pm }

holy cow! feral water buffalo!

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10 Kryten42 { 03.24.09 at 12:07 am }

*sigh* 🙄 😛

11 Bryan { 03.24.09 at 2:56 pm }

Well, that looks like it has the lovable attitude of a moose.

[Now you know why trolls don’t hang around here – puns and sarcasm are really hard to deal with when you are used to righteous indignation, and name calling,]

12 Kryten42 { 03.24.09 at 7:12 pm }

RE: Trolls. Yes… I see your point. 😉 😆

Well… luckily, I do like hiparchia’s & Steve’s *wit* (or witticism’s). 😉 😀 And… what’s wrong with sarcasm? I’ve never understood people who don’t *get* sarcasm. It’s one of the main reasons I love this place! 😀 I mean… What other socio-political type blog on these Internets understands Sir Pratchet? (I bet he had a fit of hysterics when he was nominated for Knighthood). He’s been taking the p*ss out of the very people bestowing the honor for decades! I’m certain he’d see and love the irony of it. 😆

I suppose I could go to Malkin’s blog & post a comment that I think she’s a dirty, ugly, slag with the morals of a cesspit who is secretly Cheney’s illegitimate demon spawn or something. Might get a few rabid Troll’s then. 😉 LOL I’d have to be very careful and only use words with one or two syllables only, and with the *proper* misspellings. LOL No point insulting someone if they don’t know you have. 😀

13 Bryan { 03.24.09 at 9:18 pm }

Given the general lack of regard for Filipinos in Asia, I’m mystified by her attitude to other ethnic groups. Why a group as discriminated against as hers would choose to discriminate against others is totally illogical, although I am well aware that this lack of empathy is not limited to her. The puritans fled religious persecution in Europe to practice it here.

It is also odd that people who thrive on hatred can’t deal with ridicule. I surmise that they lack a sense of humor, among other things. They really are pitiful creatures. They may not realize it but they really do lack the skills to survive in what is coming. They are dependent on modern conveniences for their existence, while normal people just get on with life. Watching the local wingnuts dealing with life after a hurricane is truly absurd. They really flip out because the local cable system is on utility poles and getting it back into operation is not a major concern for anyone. When the power company replaces a pole they don’t move the cable lines, they often cut them to get them out of the way.

What is coming should improve the species, but that is cold comfort.

14 Kryten42 { 03.24.09 at 11:03 pm }

Ah well… maybe she’s secretly related to Imelda Marcos or Corazon Aquino! They have much in common, except that Marcos & Aquino *did* have the power to do what she pleased. 😉 Malkin’s maiden name is Maglalang. She was born in Philadelphia less than a year after her parents arrived from the Philippines, then moving to New Jersey. Educated at Oberlin College, before she married Jesse Malkin renouncing Christianity for Judaism (they had a full Jewish Marriage ceremony) though she still claims to be a devout Catholic, but supports Jews and Israel every chance she get’s. I did a lot of research on the Malkin’s when she began screeching, hating, and plagiarizing everything and everyone she could in ’02. 😉 It’s so strange that Malkin SOOOO much wants to be a Jew, and *white*! She never will be either of course, not with the GOP. *shrug* Larisa Alexandrovna did a very good blog about that here:

Shiksa Malkin stars in Scarf Wars…

And this:
Michelle Malkin: The Radical Right’s Asian Pitbull

t would be easy to make cruel jokes about a Filipino American immigrants’ daughter who authors a book arguing that the internment of Japanese Americans was justified by national security. Not to mention a best-seller arguing for a much tighter immigration policy. And countless weekly columns sniping at affirmative action, environmentalists, sexy pop stars, scandalous journalists, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Gary Locke, John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, and just about anything and anyone that offends radical right wing sensibilities.

To do so would only be giving Malkin what she gives others. But most readers would find that kind of adolescent vitriole less interesting than a serious effort at understanding who Michelle Malkin is, how she became that way and what she really wants.

On the level of plain, undisputed facts, Michelle Maglalang was born to Filipino immigrants in Philadelphia on October 20, 1970. Her parents had arrived in the U.S. earlier that year. Her father was a doctor in training with a visa sponsored by an employer. Her mother was a schoolteacher. After Michelle’s father completed his training, the family moved to New Jersey. Michelle spent most of her childhood in the tiny town of Absecon in southern New Jersey. Like most Filipinos her family was Roman Catholic, an affiliation Michelle retains to this day. Her parents were Reagan republicans but “not incredibly politically active,” Michelle told CSPAN’s Brian Lamb. “I just think that there’s always been an eighth sense of gratitude toward this country and trying to give back to it.” She edited the school paper at Holy Spirit High School but without evidencing a pronounced right-wing perspective.

So much for being a devout Roman Catholic. She personifies the penultimate hypocrite. She showed a very pronounced right-wing perspective after marrying Jesse Malkin. A curious coincidence no doubt. 😉

I believe many of her works of fantasy and fiction were at the very least influenced (and in some cases, obviously authored) by her husband Jesse. You can see the similarities to the drivel he wrote at College and University before they were married. 🙂

I blame the USA for the mess in the Philippines anyway. ; ) The USA was responsible after taking the Philippines from Spain when they won the Spanish-American War in 1898 (Was that the last War the USA actually won BTW? Must be close!) LOL It’s amusing really… The USA brought education and democracy (and the concept of equal rights) to Philippine women long before they did the same in their own country. 🙂 It tipped the balance in the Philippines. They had a good system of equality that worked well for them with matriarchs as common as patriarchs.

I think, in all seriousness, that a good sense of humor requires a strong sense of honesty, and an ability to see the humor in oneself. 🙂 Rightwingnuts generally enjoy that particular brand of jet-black humor involving anyone other than themselves being in great pain. The more pain, the greater their amusement. I don’t enjoy that humor, except at the expense of a rightwingnut. But I simply call that *Justice*. 🙂

I’d be happy to embrace a global disaster if it meant wiping out all sub-humans like Malkin and her ilk. 🙂 Bring it on!! 😆

15 Kryten42 { 03.24.09 at 11:19 pm }

Ahh! I’m being Moded again I see! This blog s/w DEF has a right-wing bias!! 😛 😆

16 Bryan { 03.25.09 at 12:13 am }

I think the “smilies” are being counted as links, which is why this happens.

Having a Filipina write a book that justifies anything bad that happens to Japanese is not exactly a surprise. Actually, having any non-Japanese Asian bad-mouth the Japanese should be expected. It will be a very long time before Japan is forgiven for World War II in Asia.

The religion is another example of how truly shallow most modern “conservatives” actually are. They don’t truly believe anything, which is why they can’t defend their positions. Buckley and Goodwater could defend their positions, but since then you have a lot of people who claim to be conservative, but can’t truly articulate what they are trying to conserve, other than the top tier of the wealthy who have bought their loyalty.

Consider that the ecology movement isn’t liberal, it is very conservative, like organic farming, and many other “crazy liberal movements”. The modern “conservatives” don’t understand what a true conservative is.

My great grandfather wouldn’t have agreed that the US won the war in the Philippines. He was there and was part of the China Relief mission during the Boxer Rebellion. He and his wife died after his return from the tuberculous he acquired there. Spain was easy to defeat, but not the Filipinos. The Moros are still kicking up a fuss.

The Right just hasn’t evolved with the rest of the world, and don’t realize that that is the real reason they can’t maintain a majority in this country. After a while people get tired of the lies and take action.

17 hipparchia { 03.25.09 at 12:39 am }

the local organic foods co-op used to sell yogurt made from water buffalo milk. very pricey, but very yummy. and i have to admit, i never quite got the water buffalo scene in crocodile dundee before now.

i can’t imagine a life without puns and sarcasm.

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18 Kryten42 { 03.25.09 at 12:58 am }

I actually do not believe that the modern so-called *conservative* right-wing types have evolved or even can evolve. They are true throwbacks, a branch of retarded evolution. I would hazard a guess that none of them have ever shown any true originality or creativity. Ronny Raygun was a mediocre actor at best and nothing more than a parrot, and he spent his life being mediocre. They simply rehash and regurgitate the same old tired rhetoric and *ideas* stolen from others. The Rand organization is a prime example of this. I had the thankless task of studying several papers produced by Rand, and when reduced to their component parts and the words & phrases reduced to their common roots, were all but identical. I think their entire existence is based upon an irrational fear that the rest of the World will figure out they have no rational thought processes, no concept of morality (they truly do NOT understand the concept) and that ethics are for suckers. They see themselves as the strongest of the Human species, and they innately believe that only the strong (ie. themselves) should survive and rule the weak (ie. everyone else). The hysterical irony of that is, they would have zero chance of actually surviving on their own! 😆 The lowliest of animals would have them for breakfast! 😀

It annoys me when I see people whom I would normally consider intelligent humans (mostly so-called *Liberals*) trying to convince one or more of these *conservative* people that they are wrong. It’s impossible and epitomizes futility. How do you convince someone who innately and truly believes to their very core they are right that you are completely wrong? Logic cannot work, they simply refuse to believe your logic, no matter how much proof you have. They cannot see it, hear it, or understand it. One would have a much better chance of convincing a snake that it is in fact a bird.

The rightwingnuts love their labels. A label is there for the sole purpose of reducing some complexity to it’s simplest form so they can understand it. It takes intelligence, creativity and knowledge to understand complexity. This is why the rightwingnuts are so superficial. The surface of all things is seemingly very simple. 🙂 But go even a small fraction beneath the surface, and things begin to get very complex very quickly. All the howling and arguments of the right are always extremely superficial if you look closely. I learned long ago that if you understand the innate complexity of all things, you begin to understand the simplicity of it also. This is not a contradiction, though a rightwingnut would think so. 😉 The base concept is simple enough. Everything in the Universe is a form of energy. Man cannot create energy. Man can only manipulate energy and create other forms of energy or matter. However, whatever matter is created, will eventually become energy again. Nothing made of matter will last, though it might exist for eons. Humans are created from energy, and after death will become energy again. Einstein I believe understood far more than he let on, and had a huge laugh at the Worlds expense. 😉 I’ve read several of his books and papers and I can see the humor and irony in his writings and a very consistent feeling that he knew the joke. 🙂 I feel OK with that. I won’t last as I am for long, and there is not a thing I or anyone else can do about that. I’m not afraid of the *unknown* either (as the rightwingnuts definitely are). Maybe the energy that is I will become a tree, or even part a new World or simply merge with all the other energy for a time until the next *big bang*. *shrug* So long as I never become human again (unless a true miracle happens and humanity actually evolves into an intelligent, sane species), I’ll be very happy. 😆

19 Kryten42 { 03.25.09 at 4:14 am }

That’s true about buffalo yogurt hipparchia, and cheese too! Yummy. 🙂

If life was without puns and sarcasm… we’d all be illegitimate Republicant’s. 😆

I good honest sense of humor is how you can tell the groups apart. Well, that and that we are sane and rational (excluding the faux-liberals of course) IMHO. 😉