Good bless the internet. How else could something like this have come about.


Published in: on February 5, 2010 at 12:20 am  Leave a Comment  

Book Suggestion

I just got done rereading Terry Pratchett’s Carpe Jugulum (some spoilers in link) This is IMNSHO the best of his Discworld series. He takes on different styles of government and their aspects of “voluntary” servitude with his famous satire and wit. Oh, and for those that have read others of the Discworld series this one has all the witches including the split-personality Agnes Nitt (aka Perdita), vampires, an Igor and his hundred year old dog Scraps. Also included are one of my favorites The Nac Mac Feegles (also known as the Wee Free Men, the Little Men, ‘Person or Persons Unknown, Believed to be Armed’, and occasionally ‘The Defendants’)

Published in: on June 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , , ,

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)  
Tags: , , ,

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  
Tags: , ,


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.


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)  
Tags: , ,

Waiting for spring.

I had planned on the next post being about building on The Gulch, but every time it starts drying out enough, here comes a storm. Since I feel semi-committed here is a post.

I saw this at Morrigan’s and thought it looked fun.


B – BEST FEATURE: My huge hairy …………….. beard. 😉

C – COULD DO WITHOUT: Cites……all of ’em.

D – DREAMS & DESIRES: To get up to Alaska.

E – ESSENTIAL ITEMS: Room to breath……….and my water bottle.

F – FAVORITE PAST TIME: Time in the woods with friends.

G – GOOD AT: Building just about anything.

H – HAVE NEVER TRIED: Sweetbreads or Brains and eggs.

I – IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS: I’d buy the rest of our mountain.

J – JUNKIE FOR: Army surplus.

K – KINDRED SPIRIT: White Rabbit

L – LITTLE KNOWN FACT: I can do all kinds of lapidary work.

M – MEMORABLE MOMENT: Pulling out of our driveway on our first day of mobile gulching.

N – NEVER AGAIN WILL I: live in a large city.

O – OCCASIONAL INDULGENCE: Watching the sunrise while still in an altered state from the night before.

Q – QUOTE: “Guns don’t kill people, the government does.” Dale Gribble

R – REASON TO SMILE: Being debt free.

S – SORRY ABOUT: Those who are still wage slaves.

T – TAG SOME FRIENDS: Does this mean I need to chase someone down? I don’t understand the question.

U – UNINTERESTED IN: Baseball, tennis, golf.

V – VERY SCARED OF: The state of the world.

W – WORST HABIT: Spending entirely too much time on the damn internet.



Z – ZODIAC SIGN: A northern one.

Published in: on May 14, 2008 at 12:43 am  Comments (4)  
Tags: ,