Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!

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From the War File

Ukrainian forces on patrol carrying a British NLAW and a couple of RPG-26. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 Mar 2022

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I don’t know if it’s real, but it struck a cord with me…

The State of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sends a letter to a home/landowner asking for permission to access a creek on his property to document the decline in a certain species of unheard of frogs.

The property owners’ response in the second letter.

Letter from Oregon Dept. Of Fish & Wildlife:

Dear Landowner:

KDFWR Staff will be conducting surveys for foothill yellow-legged frogs & other amphibians over the next few months. As part of this research, we would like to survey the creek on your property. I am writing this letter to request your permission to access your property.

Recent research indicates that foothill yellow-legged frogs have declined significantly in recent years and are no longer found at half their historic sites. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated and will help contribute to the conservation of this important species.

Please fill out the attached postage-paid postcard and let us know if you are willing to let us cross your property or not.

If you have any concerns about this project please give us a call. We would love to talk with you about our research.

Sincerely

Steve Niemela

Conservation Strategy Implementation Biologist

RESPONSE FROM LANDOWNERS:

Dear Mr. Niemela:

Thank you for your inquiry regarding accessing our property to survey for the yellow-legged frog. We may be able to help you out with this matter.

We have divided our 2.26 acres into 75 equal survey units with a draw tag for each unit. Application fees are only $8.00 per unit after you purchase the “Frog Survey License” ($120.00 resident / $180.00 Non-Resident). You will also need to obtain a “Frog Habitat” parking permit ($10.00 per vehicle).

You will also need an “Invasive Species” stamp ($15.00 for the first vehicle and $5.00 for each add’l vehicle) You will also want to register at the Check Station to have your vehicle inspected for non-native plant life prior to entering our property. There is also a Day Use fee, $5.00 per vehicle.

If you are successful in the Draw you will be notified two weeks in advance so you can make necessary plans and purchase your “Creek Habitat” stamp. ($18.00 Resident / $140.00 Non-Resident).

Survey units open between 8 am. And 3 PM. But you cannot commence the survey until 9 am. And must cease all survey activity by 1 PM.

Survey Gear can only include a net with a 2″ diameter made of 100% organic cotton netting with no longer than an 18 in the handle, non-weighted, and no deeper than 6′ from net frame to the bottom of the net. Handles can only be made of BPA-free plastics or wooden handles.

After 1 PM. You can use a net with a 3″ diameter if you purchase the “Frog Net Endorsement” ($75.00 Resident / $250 Non-Resident).

Any frogs captured that are released will need to be released with an approved release device back into the environment unharmed.

As of June 1, we are offering draw tags for our “Premium Survey” units and the application is again only $8.00 per application.

However, all fees can be waived if you can verify “Native Indian Tribal rights and status”.

You will also need to provide evidence of successful completion of “Frog Surveys and You” comprehensive course on frog identification, safe handling practices, and self-defense strategies for frog attacks.

This course is offered online through an accredited program for a nominal fee of $750.00.

Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you. Otherwise, we decline your access to our property but appreciate your inquiry.

Sincerely,

XXX

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Memes

the first one comes from Frank

30 COMMENTS

  1. F&W- brilliant, and shows the takings-level of asinine regulation we are forced to operate within by a bunch of gubmint bubble people.

    Why does Petey remind me of Howdy Doody?

    Operative sound of the Administration: “Click”. — “Mr. “fill-in-the-blank world leader” the _Resident is on the line for you.” “Click”. Just waiting for the latest foreign excursion Harris Train Wreck Word Salad to further humiliate the USA.

    • You know that if her handlers allow Harris to speak into a microphone that what she says will disgrace the nation yet again.

      The Butt guy was (by almost all accounts) an incompetent mayor and on the road out of office when he Peter Principled himself into the President’s Cabinet.

      • You’d know better, boots on the ground, etc…but anymore I do not believe one bit of what I see, hear, or read regarding Ukraine (save for here, a few others shops, and TC). Watched a series of just shot videos of a guy walking around Key-Ev, got there from London thru Poland and the train. No one on the streets, no military presence witnessed, people looking like refugees crammed into Key-Ev station ticket area with movie gear all over, sets set up, hotels filled with “the press”. Perfect for a CGI propaganda backdrop.

        American’s are being played like a fiddle, sending money to Ukraine. To do what? Mostly to prop up the payback. The Fowch has disappeared and the Biden Crime Family/Clinton’s/ Congress appear to be protecting [surprise!] viral labs in Ukraine. Covid was Step 1.

        This Bravo Sierra gets any further down the pike (and it will), I’m convinced some faction will take up arms and force a coup, making Jan. 6 look like the picnic it mostly was. Incompetence working to the lowest common denominator, and we get the brunt of it. Gettin’ old real fast…and I burnt my toast this morning..don’t like ‘E’ toast.

        • Yeah, where is the Fouch? He may be in Ukraine, scooping up bioweapons research material before the Russian army arrives. It would be a tragedy if they took him prisoner. We’d be denied access. to America’s Scientist.

          You need a back-up slice in the event of incineration.

          • Does anyone else wonder where all the detailed, live instantaneous high def video is from the Ukraine? There was more detail coming out of Vietnam daily on the 6 O’clock news in 1965.

            The same fireballs, the same firetrucks, the same abandoned buildings are on all the channels and repeating for days. Looks like crisis actors too. Is this a Potemkin war?

            Given all the tech available, I thought we would be saturated with live combat video.

            At this point I don’t trust anyone!

          • Most of the phone video is uplink feed through Starlink. The Red Plague took down all of the cell sites

        • There’s not much military presence in Kyiv because the military is miles away outside of Kyiv (which is the proper Ukrainian language transliteration, and since it’s a Ukrainian city, that’s what I’ll use), desperately trying to keep the Russian army from surrounding the city. It’s also a huge city. You could wander around and selectively pick your video to show whatever you want. You’re right to take it all with a grain of salt, but you almost go right to the edge of “crisis actors” and “moon landing was faked” extreme. Ukraine communications are very bad, actively being targeted by the Russians. Unless you’ve got satellite uplink, you’re not uploading your cell phone camera footage to Youtube very easily. That said, there’s enormous amounts of footage already out there. Now for the news shows, they’ve always run with a few dramatic clips and rerun them constantly. They did the same in Afghanistan and Iraq in the opening weeks and months. That’s just their modus operandi and not a reflection of reality, any more than their usual selection of news is. Does anyone else remember 2001 being the “summer of the shark” because there was one dramatic shark attack somewhere, and then the news cycle got filled with every other shark attack? Until 9/11. But there was no surge in shark attacks, just a surge in reporting of shark attacks.

  2. buttboy reminds me of mr. bean, and is about as competent. the most frustrating part is that all of this is preventable…it would be epic if they refused kamelface entry at the airport, lol. ..my response to the frog seekers would be “step foot on this property you’ll be buried here.”

    • That would be very “green” since you’re offering to fertilize the frog habitat. Finally, you’ve stumbled onto something that the liberals would be good for. I’ve often said, “good for nothing” but yes, there is something.

  3. Once again the Bee nails it.
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.

    • I need a vorpal blade. I have steel, tantung, titanium, etc. The collection is incomplete.

      He took his vorpal sword in hand,
      longtime the manxsome foe he sought
      So rested he by the Tum-Tum Tree
      And stood awhile in thought.

    • The trannies don’t have to fight. If you think there is a minefield, all they need do is walk.

      As WSF will surely affirm, nobody likes to take the mine detector out to a field laced with mines and enemy crossfire.

      It might give Vlad some ideas. If you are on the other side of a minefield and see Pussy Riot walking in your direction, you’ll know for sure.

      • (waiting for new design s/w to load, idle time can be dangerous as I spout off….and this is gonna come across as misogynistic. Don’t care, MrsPaulM knows I’m not that way…but desperate times requires creativity.)

        Yesterday was International Woman’s Day (whatever)…marchers could have proved their mettle and offered to clear the field.

        (Now I’m really vying for the camp stove side bunk)

      • I would volunteer to chart walking patterns for them and carefully document the results (from the rear, of course). To be clear, the only crossfire I ever faced was East Germans shooting at “escaping criminals”. “Oh, sorry, Chi Eye, you were downrange?”

  4. Looking at what passes for leadership in the sewer, one asks, “Are there any adults in the room?”

  5. There are a number of lines from Jabberwocky that can be used for pass phrases – just misspell some of the made up words and you have something memorable, but hard to guess.
    As most things, you couldn’t use them too much – but it’s always fun when you take a laptop in for some repair work, they grab a hold of the computer and ask for the password…you get the most interesting looks.

  6. Gentlemen , I did not serve ,so I hesitate to criticize those who have. But those three soldiers , or at least two of them seem to lack situational awareness. When working in ninth ward after Katrina , I had my head up all the time and on a swivel. It was not quite a war zone.

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