Author Archives: Joel

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

Guffaw: “Beat-up Cars and Guns”

Guffaw in Az meditates on the circumstance of one’s gear getting that experienced and lived-in look, when you can’t afford to replace it with nicer gear. You can lament it or you can celebrate it. No law says you can’t … Continue reading

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Celebrating Sixty Years of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Relatively quick trip to the big town about 50 miles away this morning, for my part to order a new pair of glasses and finally put this long-standing vision crisis behind me. A friend sent me $20 as a 60th … Continue reading

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Missing the point in epic fashion

One of the fun things about gungrabber propaganda is the mindlessly relentless way they focus on their nemesis and arch-enemy, the vile, cruel and heartless (cover your children’s ears if you’re reading this to them aloud) National Rifle Association. It’s … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s fake, maybe not…

There are reports that the idiotic Bloomberg poster below is a too-subtle fake. Maybe yes, maybe no. The web site it advertises certainly seems realistically anti-gun. So I dunno. Just saying, might be fake. The world has become a pretty … Continue reading

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Well, yeah. They often get the address wrong.

Here’s Victor Davis Hanson, suggesting that those federal SWAT guys could have more properly found a target much closer to home, had they been inclined to do something right for a change. …we are not threatened by the likes of … Continue reading

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Fifty million dollars and this is the best you can get?

Seriously? Fear driven by ignorance is usually unreasoning fear. Not the sort of thing on which common sense laws are built. And these “Everytown” people have certainly wasted no time demonstrating their ignorance. H/T to Thirdpower. BTW, for a beautiful … Continue reading

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Chicken Roll Call

Shortly after writing that I planned to sit around all day, I got restless and wandered over to Landlady’s place. There’s always something to do if I rouse myself to do it. Right now Landlady’s Big Chickenhouse contains what amounts … Continue reading

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Today I am a geezer.

Absolutely no motivation to do anything but putter today. Expect no deep thoughts. I’ve got two paying gigs I should be on, but if all goes according to plan neither will progress today. I vant to be alone. Putz in … Continue reading

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Welcome to the party, pals?

To those awake to the problem, “militarized cops” aren’t exactly a new topic. But I’m seeing a flurry of more mainstream sources writing on the subject as if they’d only just noticed. Washington Post, of all places: The disturbing messages … Continue reading

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(sad head shake) I’ll handle my enemies. Lord save me from my friends…

So Harry Reid tottered to a microphone, shook his wizened finger and wheezed that what went on in Nevada was “domestic terrorism.” “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” he repeated, because repetition proves it’s true. The fact that it came … Continue reading

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Ongoing Support Needed For Bundy Ranch

Passin’ it on. Looks like Oathkeepers are taking the point here. Which is good, because according to Vanderboegh there’s also a heavy presence of those-you-wish-weren’t-on-your-side.

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So around five this morning, the boys went to Defcon One…

Up near the county road, miles from here, there’s a big herd of calves running around. Every time I see them they wander farther from the water tanks, looking for grass. This morning it seems I had one in my … Continue reading

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Good day for it, I suppose…

Sorry about that – I gather from the traffic numbers, or lack of same, that I wasn’t the only person who couldn’t get on the blog yesterday. TUAK piggybacks off another site, and sometimes I think the provider got the … Continue reading

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Say hi to God, and tell him Joel sends his regards.

Don’t worry about Michael Bloomberg. He’s okay. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s … Continue reading

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Reading National Review and listening to NPR while filing the ignition points on an AK that lacks a serial number…

No, I’ve got nothing to say about it. It just sounded like a cool title. Also, I’ve actually done that. Or…something like that. Because I’m all bipartisan and stuff. Or maybe I’m just a partisan, I forget which. Did I … Continue reading

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Millions of chastened New york gun owners rush to comply with Apr 15 AW registration deadline

Or wait… No, my bad. They did the other thing instead.

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Feel like I got a gold star in elementary school.

Next appointment in six months. I passed the course, and walked out with a prescription for a shiny new pair of glasses. Yay! Then I crossed the street to Wal-Mart and found out I can’t order said glasses till I … Continue reading

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And it’s that time again.

Happy tax day, guys. I’m off to get my eyes examined. Again. Here are funny pictures.

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I hate it when I’m right…

Yesterday afternoon the weather turned nasty. Extremely windy, among other things, and in the midst of it my internet connection got v-e-r-r-y s-l-o-o-o-w. Regular readers will recall that the same thing happened last Monsoon, and that I spent months – … Continue reading

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The Taser Shot Heard ‘Round the World…

Probably most people do this. I tend to get my news and commentary exclusively from a few bookmarked sites, chosen because they don’t often pressure-test my cerebral arteries. Because I’m an anarchist whackjob and am capable of becoming enraged by … Continue reading

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