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About Joel

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

Why do rednecks wear shirts with the sleeves cut off?

My background is kind of redneck. My own personal upbringing, to the extent that I can tell because nobody ever told me anything when I was a kid, was sort of redneck-once-removed. I myself was a bookish white boy from … Continue reading

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Well that didn’t take long at all.

It’s supposed to get hot today, and I wanted to get the work in the sand out of the way before it did. But first I had to finish laundry – my work clothes have piled up in the past … Continue reading

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My “aww” moment for the morning…

Saw this at Wendy McElroy’s place, and kind of took it as a sign…

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It’s been a very mild June so far, but that’s over now…

Supposed to get into low three figures today and tomorrow. Yesterday was well into the nineties. It was nice to sit out on the porch in the evening rather than swelter in the cabin. Even though there wasn’t much evening … Continue reading

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Well, the good news is I’m going to be very rich…

Recently received the following email, with exciting news… Hello and good day. My name is Edward, and I am contacting you for partnership by reason of the significance of your Nationality, which concerns claim/transfer of Approximately 21 Million US D0llars … Continue reading

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Moving on…

Neighbor D really didn’t want to drive his backhoe all the way to Boot Hill anymore, but the shovel-and-tamping-bar method of digging a scavenger-proof grave big enough to hold LB was threatening to put me in traction so he relented … Continue reading

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I’ve lost Little Bear.

If it seems like I haven’t been around much except for spacefiller posts it’s because I’ve been dealing with bad things. Just before the weekend LB’s bladder infection came roaring back and he suddenly became very sick. He stopped eating … Continue reading

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Bother. Stupid bird.

I’ve been tied up with stuff for the past few days, stuff I’m not prepared to talk about here just yet. But by way of actual progress I am still hoping to finish the cabin trim this week. So look … Continue reading

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Doya ever wonder, “Where are all the ‘Concealed weapon holder stops crime’ stories?”

I’m not surprised at the lack of them, to be honest, for a couple of reasons… a) If I were ever forced into that situation and could possibly fade away without my involvement becoming known I would do so, and … Continue reading

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Prediction: Quiet and near total non-compliance.

New Jersey To Gun Owners: Hand Over Those Magazines Or We Could Throw You In Jail The law, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday along with five other new gun laws, gives New Jersey gun owners who currently possess … Continue reading

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No, it’s not…

I’d heard of these but never saw one. It’s really not much of an issue out here in the sticks… The writer at Ace of Spades points out that this is wrong on pretty much every possible level… Per Federal … Continue reading

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First real rain in almost 3 months…

Started raining a little after one in the morning and just kept it up most of the rest of the night. Supposed to be rainy and cool all day today, then clear out tomorrow. Don’t know about tomorrow, but it … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Lair

Ben said in a comment, … I’m not sure what your original concept for the Lair included, but I’m betting that it’s nothing like what you have today. Perhaps in a future post you might want to contrast that original … Continue reading

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You hit like a girl.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that… Long-time readers know that old Uncle Joel likes him some Led Zep. The band broke up when John Bonham drank himself to death died. Possibly he’s been reborn…

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WeCan.vote. Just add lies and money, some assembly required

This is actually a month old and seems to have sunk without a ripple, but it’s a textbook example of NY ad execs (pretending to be children, yet, like Facebook stalkers) trying to build a Potemkin “grassroots” campaign to scare … Continue reading

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Cute: Complete

Introducing the new, improved Secret Lair! Weather permitting, I’ll get back to painting trim next. The house paint BB paid for in April is holding up nicely, so I’ll be able to finish the trim and that little triangle of … Continue reading

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Okay, I need a domestic day…

The weatherman says I’m in for some actual weather which basically means I may have one nice day left. And I’m really in painting mode here… We did get a little front come through at mid-day yesterday with random shotgun-blast … Continue reading

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Speaking of gun-grabbing (censored,) be prepared to lie to your doctor.

AMA backs common-sense measures to prevent gun injuries, deaths The “common-sense measures” of course involve a list of specific things to be banned so extensive I can’t list it here, so I’ll just summarize it as “pretty much everything.” Except … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, after the pepper spraying he was still a gun-grabbing (censored)…

Here’s a wanna-be master who seems to really want to get elected… Cans of Mace in break-glass boxes: Oh, yeah. The opportunities for absolute chaos that would bring to the classroom… I got maced in the face once when I … Continue reading

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Say, the FBI threw Agent of the Dance under the bus!

Guess he should have shot some mothers in the face instead, I guess. Dancing FBI agent charged with assault after dropping gun during backflip Chase Bishop, 29, has been charged with one count of second-degree assault in connection with the … Continue reading

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