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March 02, 2010




If you really want to exercise I's suggest Winter sports, so how 'bout coming North for a sports Expedition. Greatly invigorating, except watch out for the ">http://www.adn.com/2009/12/15/1056779/undercooked-bear-meat-sickens.html"> Trichinosis from eating Polar Bear's that you happen to slaughter along the way.

Plus you could probably get a grant to study why Polar Bears might be diminishing at the same time, and then the whole thing might get paid for by the Government.


What does polar bear daddy, like regular beef or veal

Cecil Turner

. . . except watch out for the Trichinosis from eating Polar Bear's that you happen to slaughter along the way.

Reminds me of survival school where they told us you have to be careful when eating game . . . for example a polar bear's liver concentrated vitamin a to a potentially lethal dose. Smart aleck me roused from a fugue state to exclaim: "if you manage to kill a polar bear with your little survival knife or pen flare, you can eat his liver raw . . . cuz you are one bad mofo." The class was more amused than the instructor.

Hey, speaking of which, I'm going to be up there on Thursday (probably at Humpy's for dinner and a couple beers).


Clarice, Narciso,

As a cook, by any chance have you got a good recipe for Polar Bear?

All these ">http://www.adn.com/2009/12/15/1056779/undercooked-bear-meat-sickens.html"> Concerned French Eco-Adventurers seem to keep coming down with Trichinosis. Thankfully this was griz trichinosis, and the Polar Bears they ate didn't get to them;

"The contamination was traced back to grizzly bear meat they ate -- barbecued or pan-fried -- in the Cambridge Bay area of Nunavut. All five got sick."

But just in case, a nice recipe might be handy.

But golly, now I'm really confused. The Grizzly bear that these guys got got sick on they killed in ">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nunavut"> Nunavut, way way up North. Yet yesterday ">http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/greenliving/85828202.html"> this Eco story told us the "Scientists affiliated with American Museum of Natural History, City College of the City University of New York, have confirmed that grizzly bears have moved northward into Manitoba, Canada -- previously considered to be the exclusive realm of polar bears."

Yet here's a map of Manitoba, which is obviously way the heck south of Nunavut where the first Griz was killed, so how can it be big news that Griz are moving into places 500 miles south of where they've been giving French Eco-tourists Trichinosis?

I can't figure it out. Any Polar Bear experts out there that can help 'splain it ?


Cool Cecil,

Don't order the Polar Bear unless it's well done.

Time and date if you've a moment, and thankfully I'm usually dressed appropriately for a quick snort at Humpy's if that works for you, but don't let me intrude.

Rob Crawford

As a cook, by any chance have you got a good recipe for Polar Bear?

Trichinosis? Find any 40+-year-old recipe for pork, and use that.

Cecil Turner

Hey Daddy,

I plan to get there between 5-5:30 on the 4th and stay for a few. You'd be more than welcome.

Janet MD

just sprint off in some random direction
I thought I already made it clear that I do not run unless someone is chasing me with a knife. Because the sitting slows my metabolism, I use cigarettes and coffee to give it a boost.


And just to finish this Polar Bear Settled Science stuff, this story from the National Post of Canada tells us about an observed incident of a Polar Bear adult cannibalizing a Polar Bear cub. ">http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2323083"> Is devoured polar bear cub a victim of global warming or act of nature?

"Cannibalism among the species is a natural occurrence, says one expert, disputing what is just the latest story to put the polar bear in the debate over man-made global warming.

Both Inuit and scientific knowledge show that cannibalism in polar bears happens, and it probably always has," said Steve Pinksen, director of policy and legislation for Nunavut's Department of Environment.

"Maybe if you're sitting in an armchair in the city somewhere, these pictures would be a shock, but people up here see these things all the time," he said, adding residents who are hunting animals for food, clothing and income have seen evidence of these attacks in the past."

However, Dr. Ian Stirling, research scientist emeritus with the Canadian Wildlife Service, said the number of cannibalism incidents among polar bears is a result of warmer global temperatures.

"This is a situation aggravated and made worse by the steady warming of the climate and loss of sea ice. If it continues, in 50 years there won't be many cubs left in Canada and the Hudson Bay region," he said. "There's not really anything we can do to protect the cubs in nature. The only thing to do is to curb the effects of global warming."

However Dr Pinkson counters:

There is no evidence to connect the cannibalism to climate change.

"It's nice to see people paying attention to climate change, but we're hoping people can keep a cooler head regarding Arctic resource management," he said.

So there you have it---the Science is settled!

Buford Gooch

Daddy, the recipe for polar bear meat is to soak the meat in wine in a wooden bowl for about three hours, then throw away the meat and try to eat the bowl.


Re recipe - Bob Persons might have one for Polar Bear Etoufee in his Double Musky Cookbook (forward by Sen Ted).

Sara (Pal2Pal)

A big Happy Birthday to Jane and many more.


Buford Gooch - That polar bear recipe is already recommended by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Like Clarice once said...it is a group that recommends we eat the box the popcorn is sold in. LOL!

Thomas Collins

The irony of this health care nonsense is that the hard working people of America who are going to get hosed by this health care scam could bring it to a screeching halt by a one day nationwide strike. The impact of all the protests of the DailyKos crowd would pale in comparison to what a strike of America's producers would accomplish. The libs would come quickly to their senses when they realized that the cow they think they are going to milk for their EuroState fantasy is threatening to stop producing milk.

But we won't do this. We'll go to work as usual, because we believe in the work ethic. The only problem is, just this once, a one day exception to the work ethic would be the better approach.

Danube of Thought

Hell, I got roped into the interval-training fad thirty years ago. Actually, it works if you're really keen on aerobic fitness.

Danube of Thought

In the early 90's when I was hunting grizzly bear in Alaska, my hunting partner and I decided we wanted our next trip to be for polar bear, and looked into it. At that point you couldn't get a permit in Alaska, but you could hunt them in Canada. As I recall, there was some issue with the CITES treaty about bringing the resulting rug back into the US, although I think it was doable.

I also recall that it was one of the most dangerous hunts you could undertake.

Danube of Thought

From Polarbearhunting.net:

"Polar Bear hunting is very rigorous. Only dedicated hunters in excellent physical condition should undertake this hunt. Hunters and guides camp on the ice pack and cover miles every day via dog sled. Hunters will ride, glass, and spend up to 12 hours a day searching for bears. Weather conditions are unpredictable and often severe."

License is $50; trophy fee $750. Go get 'em, guys!


--License is $50; trophy fee $750. Go get 'em, guys!--

Unfortunately DoT I believe the relisting as a threatened species a year or two ago means, again, you can't shoot or import Polar Bears in the US.



Old Lurker



Happy birthday, Jane


Happy Birthday, Jane!



Captain Hate

Happy birthday Jane

Larry B

Happy B-Day Jane, here's your present:

"Harkin: Reconciliation is a go" LUN


I have a great recipe for camel hump though (brought back from the first official US delegation visit to China.) The fellow who brought it back for me said it was quite a delicacy. I'd have to search for a bear recipe though I'm sure there's one here somewhere.

Frau Gratuliere

Happy birthday, Jane; you don't look a day older. How do you do it?


Happy birthday Jane! I dug out an old Wild Game Care and Cooking book...but it doesn't have a recipe for bear. Now if Jane would like squirrel, opossum, or raccoon for a birthday dinner just give me a holler.


Happy Birthday, Jane (and many more!)


According to the Enquirer (per Gateway Pundit), John Edwards is going to be indicted by the Grand Jury.

Old Lurker

"I have a great recipe for camel hump"

I sure hope that is not a continuation of the Donkey Show talk on the other thread...


Happy Birthday, Jane! Yay! Have a wonderful day...


Landrieu has signed on for reconciliation. I can't remember if that should be a capital R or a little r. Either way, we're f*&*ed.


Happy Birthday, JANE!!!


http://ushotstuff.com/wg/BearSmp.htm>Here is a bear recipe. I guess you could use polar bear if it wasn't illegal to do so. Okey dokey, I've protected myself from the federal government. I hope.


Oh and Happy Birthday Jane.


Sue, may I ask where you saw that about Landrieu? I'm having a hard time finding up-to-date info about Obamacare this morning. Everyone seems distracted on my regular sites.


Critical Care at NRO. One of their blogs. Also at Politico.


Thank you! I went to the Corner but of course they're always yapping about crazy stuff there.


Jane--from instapundit:
A SCOTT BROWN STIMULUS PROPOSAL: “U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s first piece of legislation is a proposal to return unspent stimulus cash in the form of a payroll tax cut for workers, a proposal that came as the Bay State Republican was named to the prestigious Armed Services committee.”

A payroll tax cut won’t fly with this Congress. No opportunity for graft."


best wishes jane.

Shouldn't The One dither for 90 days before making a decision?

Me? I'm partial to baby seal.

Danube of Thought

Happy Day, Jane.

Ignatz, that info I posted was from a Canadian outfitter. As of the time I was last considering it, you could shoot them up there, but couldn't bring the rug back home. Same thing in Africa in 1993: I could have bagged a crocodile (much, much harder than you think) but I couldn't bring the hide back.


Politico on Landrieu ..Maybe her "openness" was the price she extracted for leaving her LA Purchase in the bill.


Bear recipes:http://www.bowhunting.net/susieq/bear.html

Bear paws recipe:

I like it that in one in the first batch, they warn that because of parasites in the meat, you'd better follow the recipe exactly or this might be your last supper.


Happy Birthday Jane!!

Turtle meat is wonderful--had some years ago on the Baja.


Happy birthday, Jane!


Ha ha ha.
Mark Knoller reporting doctors and nurses, many in lab coats, are in the audience for Obama's speech.


Happy Birthday, Jane!!!

What a day.


I can't stand to listen to Obama. I had to mute Rush because he is playing the speech.


How long do we have before they vote? Enough time to mount a march on Washington?

Dave (in MA)

Jane, Happy Birthday!!!

Another year closer to death panels.



Zero opens his yap and the market goes down.


taranto transcribed Obama's no reconciliation on healthcare promises during the campaign from the video I linked to earlier:
• "My understanding of the Senate is, is that you need 60 votes to get something significant to happen, which means that Democrats and Republicans have to ask the question: Do we have the will to move an American agenda forward, not a Democratic or Republican agenda forward?"--CBS-TV election night interview, Nov. 2, 2004
• "The bottom line is that our health-care plans are similar. The question, once again, is: Who can get it done? Who can build a movement for change? This is an area where we're going to have to have a 60% majority in the Senate and the House in order to actually get a bill to my desk. We're going to have to have a majority, to get the bill to my desk, that is not just a 50-plus-1 majority."--Change to Win convention, Sept. 25, 2007
• "You've got to break out of what I call the sort of 50-plus-1 pattern of presidential politics. Maybe you eke out a victory of 50 plus 1, but you can't govern. You know, you get Air Force One--I mean, there are a lot of nice perks, but you can't deliver on health care. We're not going to pass universal health care with a 50-plus-1 strategy."--interview with the Concord (N.H.) Monitor, Oct. 9, 2007
• "You know, one of the arguments that sometimes I get with my fellow progressives--and some of these have flashed up in the blog communities on occasion--is this notion that we should function sort of like Karl Rove, where we identify our core base, we throw them red meat, we get a 50-plus-1 victory. But see, Karl Rove doesn't need a broad consensus, because he doesn't believe in government. If we want to transform the country, though, that requires a sizable majority."--Center for American Progress, July 12, 2006
Although the site that originated the video seems to be anti-Obama in orientation (it's called Naked Emperor News, presumably meant to compare the president to the character in the fable), we must say that most of what Obama said back then is eminently sensible. He explained almost as well as we can why what is doing now--pushing Congress to "transform the country" precisely via a "50-plus-1" strategy, is so foolish and dangerous.

Danube of Thought

Allahpundit is optimistic that Pelosi can't get the votes. And watch the video of McConnell at the link.

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