High Crimes and Treason……Low Crimes and Misdemeanors?


So the whole category of ethics has really sparked my interest lately. I always thought that it was pretty cut and dry. But recently a couple of incidents have show me in the “lesser crimes” categories there are large differences of opinion. Drunken dialing (not on a regular basis) in my opinion is just one of those things friends will do occasionally. Sending a friend homosexual pornography is one thing that almost makes me utter the words “There should be a law.” However, I have a friend “Etiwanda” who believes the moral stand point on these two are reversed.

Published in: on January 29, 2009 at 5:17 am  Comments (2)  
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Now you all can shut up for awhile!


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I probably shouldn’t say this but, the breakfast bar is almost all done and these pics are dated already.

Edit to add: We have a couple of new additions at The Gulch also.

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Published in: on January 22, 2009 at 1:12 am  Comments (3)  
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Pictures! / Humble pie


Yup, I took a bunch of ’em today. They ain’t uploaded yet but they are slowly getting here.

This post will be about shooting……….Yup, that second part of the Bill of the Rights. You liberals might know it as the part you skip over from the “freedom speech” to the “secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects” etc… We went out shooting today. This was not the pre-hunting season sight-in that takes place every year throughout this country. No this was a real honest to god “Inauguration Day Shooting Contest.” Yup this title might have the hints that would get Jefferson, Paine, Adams hard but let me spell it out. The second amendment ain’t about “sporting uses” or hunting. The second amendment is is about watering the tree.

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Anywho…. I have always considered myself a good shot. And today I proved I was when I had the conditions I’m accustomed to. I hit a 9″ paper plate 29 out of 30 time from a squatting position at 100 meters. However, when I was forced to stand and shoot (which has very very rarely happened in all the years of forced shots hunting) I couldn’t break 60% hits. This is like ………………well really really bad.

Published in: on January 19, 2009 at 5:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Anomalies


What if the rest of the world is really filled with fucking idiots? I’d be the last to know since I’ve always had the biggest ego since jesus. I’ve always thought this was a possibility, but thought it was just my perspective. Lately I’ve been hearing stories from the inner city from friends of friends. (Thanks Bucky) Most of the people I associate with killed their T.V. long ago knowing it’s nothing but a mental leech. T.V. really took the place of the Church years ago. People who choose to look away, or blatantly refuse to accept the harsher facts have always looked for an out…………I’m too tired to continue with this right now…….but as a consolation prize I will pull this from the vault. For those that made wise-cracks about being powered by ethanol here is what happens when I feed it though the super-charger.

TIRED

Few people know I went to military school. Even less, less than I can count on my fingers know I was destined for West Point and MI. That was until me and those “superior” to me discovered I had issues with authority.
I was the only one who in the history of my academy rebelled by doing my 50 pull-ups prior to my then leisurely smoke instead of sneaking and worrying about being caught. They had no set guidelines for “hey Sarg. I’m going for a smoke do you want the 50 now or when someone catches me.” Their alternative methods like Midnight P.T. didn’t hold a candle to my childhood, but that is a tangent I don’t wish to take at this time. They were at a complete loss; luckily it wasn’t destined for them to have to solve this conundrum. I would be gone before the end of the next semester which included my Eighteenth birthday and they knew that as well as I did.
Out of the many paths I could go from these first paragraphs it won’t be what a reader expects. But, I needed to put some history before what I’m about to say. Unlike Simon on Firefly I have no impressive statics to parrot. I will say I consider myself an expert on strategy. There is a Chess Master who I use to play (and occasionally beat) who would agree, and then there are the government testers whom I never put any stock in.
Like Paul Atraties I could see well into the future, and like him I’ve lost my sight. I don’t know what lies more than three or four months out. This scares the shit out of me. I feel like one of those people who has been placed in a sensory depuration chamber. Maybe I can’t accept the horrors and part of me is screaming about will come to be, and I’m foolishly rejecting it. Like Paul I’d risk my life to see again.
The worst part is my lovely wife whom I could always count on for a brainstorm secession that would lead to enlightenment seems enable to prompt the answers. My good friend who has even less formal education than me, but who at least equals me in common sense and was always helpful is almost 1000 miles away. I yearn for a chance to be surrounded by those who can fathom where we are going. I’m tired, too tired to continue to take the lead.

Published in: on January 12, 2009 at 2:28 am  Comments (8)  
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Yea, I’m a slacker.


But E, you have no room to talk.

So, I once again forgot to take pictures, and since I’ve been getting to town and therefore the net about once a week I’m a lil’ behind.

So in “the news”:
I quit smoking on Dec 31
It hasn’t stopped fucking snow in almost a month.
The Kaiser has led to me coining at least 3 original cuss words.
The kitchen sink is installed and functional.
The breakfast bar is drying out so I can sand and install it.
The lil’ lady is on the wagon.
The Spawn are still trying to out do each other with their home schooling.
The lows have been down in the Thirties (above) [que Irving Berlin. We’re having a heat wave]
The Gad damned elk have finally decided to come down the mountain and through The Gulch.
The Town has decided since I’m plowing the Gulch road they really don’t have to…this will be fixed soon.
D is “ill” and will be returning to “Big Sky Country” so I will finally be able to meet I’s better half.
K weathered the subzero weather very very well.

This post powered by ethanol.

Published in: on January 9, 2009 at 2:10 am  Comments (10)  
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