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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.

See, this is why Socialism is good.

Under socialism, no matter how bad things might get due to the machinations of the Looters and Wreckers and External Enemiestm, our beloved masters will still be okay. They’ll do great, in fact. And that’s good, right? Because they’re so … Continue reading

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If the Great Computer in the Sky will allow me to post this…

Yes. It was 5:30 in the blessed AM and I was baking bread. Why, you ask? What sane person would be doing that at such a time, when all good little boys and girls should be warm in their beds? … Continue reading

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(tap tap) This thing on?

Yeah, okay, the host has been having big server problems for some time, obviously. I’m told they’re on it, and also to expect more outages until the issue is resolved. Kind of figured that last bit out for myself and … Continue reading

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Back to the cattle waterer…

…goes the game camera. Left it there for two days, and… That’s all that happened. I guess I should be happy there were birds this time. Boy, that place jumped last winter. Now it’s dead as disco. But I know … Continue reading

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Private to the person…

Who sent that maple syrup some months ago… Yum. Just saying. I don’t actually make pancakes very often because it’s a large hassle factor for one guy. Hassle factor is the principal reason for my usual breakfast of Spammo Classico. … Continue reading

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That’s sexist.

H/T

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Diane Feinstein touched me inappropriately!

There, I said it. It was sometime back when I was in grammar school, I think. Can’t quite recall. Other people saw it, though. Two people, or maybe four. But I said it, so it must be true. When’s her … Continue reading

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One more coat, I think…

I spent the whole of yesterday morning going to town and schlepping hay with D&L, so never got back to the back door. First thing this morning after chicken chores I gave it a light sanding and a third coat … Continue reading

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The babies are doing well…

…after their first night out of the cage. Actually I suspect they may have overnighted in the cage, since there were two or three in it when I visited this morning. But mostly they’re out and about. Like any flightless … Continue reading

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There’s another bird in the woodstove…

😀 And it’s fluttering around in there driving Laddie batshit crazy. ETA: I opened the door, it flew out, and Laddie caught it! Wonder if that’s his first vertebrate kill?

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Free the Chickenhouse Fourteen!

Sorry, guys. The Official TUAK IT Department had a major server crash, they’ve got expensive servers lying everywhere, dramatically holding their knees and groaning and wailing about Worker’s Comp. All these trays and broken champagne flutes everywhere…it’s a mess, but … Continue reading

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Decided to go with varnish…

Exterior urethane, really. Couldn’t decide on a third color for the back door and finally decided I liked it the way it was, except the original varnish was pretty much gone. So first thing this morning I sanded down the … Continue reading

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Could the east coast really be suffering under Hurricane Hillary?

Hey, it was supposed to be this great invincible thing, but it fizzled at the last minute – and now it just hangs around raining on everybody unbearably and seemingly forever. If it publishes a ghost-written book or three about … Continue reading

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Ian has a new “worst gun in the world.”

Yeah, it’s tough competition. The Cobray Terminator is still pretty damned bad, and probably remains the worst shotgun. But in Ian’s revised opinion, the overall champion Worst Gun in the World may well be the USFA Zip .22. It’s not … Continue reading

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Oh, this one is precious.

I can’t wait to see what this noose is made of, and how far it drops. Can I put my neck in it now? Please? From: Col. John R. Oxford, Jr. Hello, this is John R. Oxford, Jr. of the … Continue reading

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And this, ladies and gents, is why you need a good holster.

And a belt to hold your pants up. And a (much much) better plan for your whole life. “Hey, mister! You dropped your gun!”

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Stupid waterer

When there are chicks I have to go to Landlady’s place at least twice a day to check on them. They go through way more than one feeder’s worth of food per day, and then there’s troubles like this… I … Continue reading

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Laddie Update

It’s a month to the day since Laddie moved in… …and we’re still getting used to each other. He’s not a youngster, he’s been through a lot of changes, and he’s not 100% comfortable with me. In fact – ironically, … Continue reading

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Why Lysander Spooner never got a Nike endorsement deal

h/t

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Old man’s getting a belly.

Maybe start with formal exercise, maybe somewhat less bread in the diet… I had come to wonder if the game camera was even working. I’ve moved it around several times but it’s like all the wildlife has just gone away … Continue reading

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