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They say that Louis XIV had the inscription Ultima Ratio Regum cast into all the cannon of the French Army. It means "The Ultimate Argument of Kings," and that always struck me as one of the most honest and up-front things any ruler or would-be ruler ever said. "We can dress it up prettier than this, but when it comes down to the unvarnished truth this is what it's about: You'll do as I say or I'll send my goons to kill you."
I thought about that for a long time. If there's an ultimate argument, it seems only logical that there must be an ultimate answer. For years I thought the ultimate answer must be the bullets in my rifle, but it never seemed quite right. I've got bullets - he's got frigging Cannon Balls. I mean, if there were three hundred million rifles throwing bullets at him, then maybe. But we all know that's not going to happen. So if there's an ultimate answer to his ultimate argument, it sure as hell ain't bullets.
It finally came to me - and that's when I left the city, abandoned a goodly percentage of my goods, and gave all that was behind me a good, stiff Randian Shrug.
The ultimate answer to kings is not a bullet, but a belly laugh.
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I’m down to two hens in the Fortress of Attitude. This time there was blood. It’s always the same pattern; all the hens but one get along fine with Seymour. But the smallest becomes terrified of him. He starts persecuting … Continue reading
It is a melancholy truth, that a suppression of the press could not more compleatly deprive the nation of it’s benefits, than is done by it’s abandoned prostitution to falsehood. Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a … Continue reading
I’ve had moments like this. Not on a motorcycle, but… You might need to click on it. Stupid gifs. You can see the moment he takes his mind off the game and starts taking bows. Nemesis Follows Hubris.
This story is like six years old, and yet timeless. Having been a motorcyclist myself, I have always been in complete sympathy with people who agitated against helmet laws – even though I always carefully wore a helmet*. There is … Continue reading
The woman’s in her seventies. I believe trying to keep up with her is why somebody invented Auto-Tune.
But as with so many other dishes I love, it never occurs to me that I could make it myself. If I could go back to my childhood and change just one…thing… Okay, that would require a backhoe and a … Continue reading
But a bolt-action Glock? Guys, (I work hard at not saying this, because I am very well aware it’s easier to say than to do, but) this is how you know it’s time to move away from that stupid state.
Saturday Landlady came up with a gift, an inch of memory foam cut to the size of a twin mattress. I got Sister Creaking Springs the way I get everything, somebody else was getting rid of it. It was originally … Continue reading
I am still not making this up… ‘More paint and less hate’: Online petition calls for end to ‘black targets’ at shooting ranges A new Change.org petition calls for the end of “human black targets” at shooting ranges, citing the … Continue reading
The problem with heating with wood is that it’s a messy, constant, labor-intensive pain in the ass. Really. There’s a reason – not related to particulates or carbon credits – that American homes so rarely heat with wood. A heater … Continue reading
There was trouble in Seymour’s love nest all day today, of a sort I’ve seen before. One hen just sort of goes nuts, and Seymour is involved. He apparently starts persecuting her, she starts spending the day inside the coop … Continue reading
This may actually need to be a TUAK feature for a while. There are clearly “journalists” out there who have lost what little of their minds they had previously retained. Get a load of this: Donald Trump’s Congressional Lackeys are … Continue reading
Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to save the world: Facebook founder reveals his vision to ‘bring us together in a global community’ in 5,500 word manifesto I haven’t attempted to read the “manifesto,” – or even seen it, there’s no link at … Continue reading
I just made that up, but I’m pretty sure that with the current administration in office I can get a big study grant to publicize it. Friends of the Blog have sent me many books this winter (thank you very … Continue reading
I love the dawn of a sunny day in winter. The sun breaks over the ridge behind me, to light the cliff before me. Soon the frost – and unfortunately the mud – will thaw…
Take enough facts, stack them just right, turn them this way or that, maybe trim the corners a bit, and before long you have a huge untruth. Examples: The False Promise That ‘Armed Citizenship’ Will Keep Women Safe The premise … Continue reading
Seriously, I swear I did not make up the following headline… Obama makes rest of us look bad with his effortless kitesurfing In Wapo, of course. Not The Onion. No, I didn’t forget the link…
Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists Because guns, of course. The unbiased journalists at the New York Fishwrap strike again. Last year Americans were less likely to be killed by Muslim terrorists than for being Muslim, according to Charles Kurzman of … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I had any of the bright paint I use on the metallic targets at Ian’s range. Without regular painting, they quickly fade into the background and can be hard for these old eyes to put … Continue reading