Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday "Wild Ass" Photo and Rant

I don't know about you but I am so over all of this election talk that wild asses couldn't get me to post anything even remotely related to it. North Carolina has been overrun of late with the trophy wife having to dodge motorcades to get to work yesterday morning.

As an aside, I seem to vaguely remember some talk in journalism school (yes, believe it or not, I am somewhat semi-professionally trained and no my Alma Mater has not yet revoked my sheepskin) about impartial reporting of the news. I am guessing that all that got cut from the budget.

For your information the above "Wild Ass" photo was taken in close proximity to Colorado's Dream Stream near the town of Fairplay. I post it because I just got a phone message from our pal "The Sultan of large Western Rainbow Trout" informing me that while I am chained to my desk here in Carolina, the bite at Spinney Mountain Reservoir is on and he will be sending mondo photos of the large trout the tells me are in that lake. Don't feel bad for me though, with some luck and the help of another good friend, this weekend may find me chasing sea run trout of another sort.

In other "Wild Ass" news this week:

Nestle got a bit of a rocky reception when they sent their shills to meet with the good people of the McCloud community to get comments about their proposed bottled water plant. Ridicule ensues while we play "Where's Tom Chandler" with the meeting photos at
The Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska (a group fighting the Pebble Mine) is drafting a letter to the Bureau of Land Management asking them to not release their record of decision on protections for the Bristol Bay Area until they have heard from groups with concerns about it. Email Scott Hed for more information and to sign the letter to the BLM.
Finally our retirement just got more promising as's Editorial offspring lost his amature status as an actor by being paid as an extra in the filming of "The 5th Quarter" starring Andie McDowell. We are not sure but we believe him to be "concerned guy #12" with a close up during the hospital scene. PS. you know your kid is growing up when the waiter asks if you want him to split the check at dinner.


Capt Gordon said...

It is really coming together:

Forecast as of 3:17 am EDT on October 30, 2008
S Of Cape Lookout To N Of Surf City Nc Out 20 Nm-
N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 4 seconds.
N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft dominant period 4 seconds.
NE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.
Fri Night
N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 ft.
N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW in the afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.

Murdock said...

So for a small stream trout angler this is good?