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I hope this isn’t an omen

Poor little dead stoat. Not a mark on it (or the cat) so it wasn’t the cat. It was in a flower bed that my chickens peck around in so okay, I guess. But sad anyway.

Just got this in email:

Dear Weasel Times,

I hope this email finds you well. As the editor of Whatfinger News, I’m writing to inquire about potential advertising opportunities with your publication.

If you could share your advertising rates and the contact information of the person who handles advertising inquiries, we’d greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to reply to this email with your response.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Sgt Patrick O’Reilly
Editor, Whatfinger Newsew [sic]

If the intent was to get me to look up Whatfinger News and then post about it, it succeeded. Odd site.

According to a post on Quora, “It’s a news aggregation site, similar to Drudge. However, it specializes in taking sources from the extreme left and extreme right on the same stories, giving the reader a chance to see how both extremes spin the news of the day.”

That’s an interesting idea. I’d like a site like that, but – unless I’m missing something – that ain’t Whatfinger. It looks like a straight up populist wingnut link site, but uglier.

I was going to say Free Republic with a fonts problem, but erm…check out what Free Republic looks like these days. Eesh.


Comment from Mitchell
Time: June 14, 2023, 8:46 pm

Free Republic! Now there’s a Blast From the Past. Still firmly rooted in 1999 format I see.

Sorry for your stoat.

Comment from Pupster
Time: June 14, 2023, 9:19 pm

Oh jeeze. I’m sure it means something but dang if I kno IT WAS THE BADGER DONE IT

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 14, 2023, 9:58 pm

Clearly that stoat had a long and happy life and died of old age; as it is unmarked by the evils of this world.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: June 14, 2023, 10:09 pm

I can’t believe I’m typing this, but I’m going to take a page out of the progressive left’s playbook: I do not care one teeny-tiny bit about actual facts, I’m going to accept @Some Vegetable’s account of that stoat’s “long and happy life” as The Truth! The feelz are much better that way.

Comment from Gromulin
Time: June 15, 2023, 12:32 am

I’d forgotten about Free Republic. Maybe I’ll go check on Little Green Footballs now…

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: June 15, 2023, 1:40 am

Ah, the wild and wooly days of FR. The only poster names I recall now are Mojo, Navigator and OWK.

I’ll give them this, they knew about Lewinsky before the world at large did, because I recall thinking how much I disliked Billy Bob, but even that was a bridge too far I thought at the time.

Heh, boy was I wrong.

As for the stoat, it’s obvious Climate Change done for him.
He’s the stoat in the coal mine!
I ruled out Arkanside because he’s not naked


Comment from technochitlin
Time: June 15, 2023, 11:46 am

What a pair of eyeball-burning sites for first thing in the morning (here)! Fie on them, I say. Fie!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 15, 2023, 1:16 pm

Maybe the little guy ate something that disagreed with his digestion.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 15, 2023, 2:58 pm

There was an epic Free Republic behind the scenes shitfight that spilled into the courts and everything. It was an amazing thing to watch.

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