Monday, December 29, 2008


Gonna get me mah guns and go out and fahr'em in th' air!

Yes, apparently the Bush Administration has lifted the 25 year old ban on carrying weapons in National Parks and on federal lands. So now state laws apply.

If you can carry on Main Street, you should be able to carry in a National Park.

The "Progs" are fuming, but this was long overdue.

I signed the petition back in May and posted my "letter".

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Been Tagged

I Been Tagged -- which, according to the rules of the game, means I'm "it".

Only I don't know anybody to tag really besides Morgan that he hasn't already tagged. But I can play up to a point.

I take it from Morgan's list that it doesn't mean your official title, but rather thing's that qualify as some sort of "work" that you've had to do. In which case....

  1. Babysitter
  2. Hay bucker
  3. Gardener
  4. Housekeeper
  5. Septic overflow weeder
  6. Wood cutter/splitter/hauler
  7. Vegetable canner
  8. Jam maker
  9. Cow milker
  10. Pig slopper
  11. Chicken feeder
  12. Cow/Horse feeder
  13. Chicken butcher
  14. Gourmet salad maker
  15. Fast food cook
  16. Parking lot sweeper
  17. Floor mopper
  18. Poison Ivy irradicator
  19. Librarian
  20. Dormitory Cafeteria Porter
  21. Record store clerk
  22. Record store manager
  23. Radio Weathercaster
  24. Computer programmer
  25. Computer Science Tutor
  26. High School Math Tutor
  27. Minor self-trained auto mechanic
  28. Office gopher
  29. MMAT artist/editor
  30. Computer Help Desk generalist
  31. Email specialist
  32. Web designer
  33. McGyver
  34. Email server team manager
  35. General computing problem solver/utility programmer
  36. Email Server Administrator
  37. Reporting Server Administrator
  38. Political & personal blogger
  39. Husband
  40. Step-Father
  41. Father-in-law
  42. Grandfather

Friday, December 19, 2008

Best Way I've Heard it Put Yet

This morning, during my brief stint in the car, I heard Glenn Beck talking about the proper role of government. Now I know he got it from somewhere else, and I would not at all be surprised to see this idea come up in the writings of the founding fathers... but he said basically this:
That the government should not have the right to do anything an individual doesn't have the right to do.
Talk about distilling it down to fit in a nutshell.

It sure fits my philosophy. I've yet to come up with an example where this principle wouldn't apply.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Here's something I heard on the radio and there's apparently something to it (finally had time to check it out). We're two states away from calling for a Constitutional Convention.

Two more states vote we have one, and today's politicians and judges can start mucking with the Constitution.

And "we" just elected a president who has said he believes the Constitution is out of date.

And we have large majorities of the Socialist-leaning party in both houses of Congress.

The story also goes that three states that voted for it now want to rescind, but the people pushing for it say if they get two more they'll go ahead with the convention and challenge the three states' right to rescind their votes after the convention has started.

Sounds like a rush job to me.

People are nervous about the economy. People want to be "taken care of". To the point where more than half of those voting apparently voted for a Socialist for president, and we got 'im. 1917? Anyone? Bueller?

I'm a little nervous. Are you?

Unintentional Hiatus

Haven't been around in a while. I was tired of politics. Exhausted, really. Plus I suddenly got really busy both at work and at home. I hardly had time to read news, much less think about it much. Caught snippets on the radio. But that's about it.

This caught my attention today. I saw the video of it this morning. And I couldn't agree more with the author. On Iraq and Afghanistan, I think Bush made the right calls even if the strategies didn't go well for a while. And it's things like this that remind me why I think deep down Bush is a more than a decent guy. He's got the right attitude -- and, I may point out, it's a Christian one. Do what's right. Love your enemies (to a point). Bush understands shoe-man's anger, and pities him. The man has a right to his opinion. Not to assault, but to his opinion. In this, Bush pretty much turned the other cheek, and did it graciously.

All this bailout stuff, on the other hand... and his stance on illegal immigration ... yeah these are things upon which we disagree. But I still think he's a decent guy.

I'm around. I'll probably slowly come back as I adjust to my schedule.

Right now I'm kinda shaking the cobwebs off. Hope that's better than a SNUL, Morgan ;-)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What Do You Expect?

Would you expect that posting a sign like this in your buisness's window or door would make it less likely that you'd be robbed?

Probably not. So why do people think that the sign below and to the right here would keep bad guys from bringing firearms into their stores? I mean... Robbery is already against the law, I'm pretty sure. Can you imagine a guy planning out his robbery to pay off his dealer or bookie or whatever getting everything ready, going up to the business establishment he intends to rob, and then stopping at the door when he sees the "no firearms inside" sign and saying, "Aw, man??!!!" and walking away?

No, the only thing it does is keep people like me from bringing my firearm inside and potentially saving your life, or the life of one of your employees should things go terribly wrong.

I went into a gas station in rural Missouri last saturday ... well, I was going to ... to buy a few convenience items after gassing up. But you know, having to turn around go put the gun back in the car takes the "convenience" out of it. So no sale there.

The station has nothing to fear from people like me. The people they do have to fear will pay no attention to the sign.