$4.99 Buys It.
Will Blog for ISP Time, Glaucoma Meds, or Cheap Booze.
Free! (and worth every penny)
Scary Manifesto that keeps getting pushed down on the sidebar by filthy capitalism!
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.
Previous OPSEC Violations
More Filthy Capitalism!
Do you suffer from a lonely, unfulfilled, angst-driven existence? Do you often wish you could do something meaningful with your life, like end death or war or taxes, or maybe just read a really good book?
Then you need to buy the following novels immediately!
The Scroll of Jeremiah
The Last Faithful Man
Songs of Bad Men and Good
Author Archives: Joel
At Landlady’s place and at mine, we went two completely different ways in designing chicken accommodations. She has a large enclosure where the chickens prefer to spend most of their time, in which they eat and sleep and water and … Continue reading
Days like the last few, that’s why. I’ve had positive results on cloudy days with my newly-expanded solar panel array, but Sunday and yesterday it did no good at all. It was rain, rain, deep gloom interspersed with occasional drizzle. … Continue reading
It started raining yesterday in the early afternoon and didn’t stop all night long. This morning, still raining, the road was nearly impassible even for a capable 4X4. I considered this a good thing, because I have this superstition that … Continue reading
I have to get an early start. The Jeep needs new tires, and the money’s in the account and the tires are (hopefully) waiting for me at the shop in town. But I don’t normally drive the Jeep to town … Continue reading
I did not make up the following headline – in a relatively major GB news site – and the accompanying photo doth truly accompany. Ready? Go. Terrifying arsenal of weapons among dozens seized in Met’s gun amnesty Clearly, London has … Continue reading
Surely if you’re a California shooter you know the name, for surely he is beloved of all California shooters… Turns out it’s only law-abiding Californians that de Leon can’t stand. He’s related to everybody else, and seems to regard them … Continue reading
Introducing…Dog Wick! They messed with the wrong dog.
I’d like to say that Seymour has been a complete mensch through this whole sordid matter. I’d like to say that, but why lie? Seymour has been a whiny baby through this whole sordid matter. He tried to stop me … Continue reading
The process of transforming a chicken to “chicken” is one I don’t do often enough to get blasé about. Having raised and cared for each of these birds for years, it offends my inner SJW. I feel like a bad … Continue reading
Professor Irwin Corey, RIP. I confess this is one of those situations where I reacted “I didn’t know he was alive.” He was pretty much a one-trick pony, but the trick was kind of funny.
Though as I’d previously implied I have sort of a complicated relationship with country music, This Right Here is why I always made an exception for Emmylou Harris.
I can do it. I’ve done it several times now. But not often enough to get used to it, and the wind-up to the act always makes me feel like a bad person. But it’s past time to clean out … Continue reading
I eat a lot of Spam*, courtesy of Big Brother. Courtesy of Big Brother, I’ve got enough Spam squirreled away to get me through quite a long stretch before I’m reduced to eating tourists. But I do confess sometimes a … Continue reading
Study: 9 In 10 Antifa Protesters Still Living In Mom’s Basement Nice sign, though. Mama whip that up for you? Stuck as I am here in Gaia’s Attic, I’m having an increasingly difficult time sorting the fake news from the … Continue reading
So Monday morning I met D&L for our regular water-and-grocery run, and D said, “I’ve got a couple of shirts you can have if you want.” D is a tall, lanky guy, wears a shirt substantially bigger than my usual … Continue reading
I was looking for something else when I came upon this conversation from my last trip to the Big City…
…in December 2010… It was halfway through the car ride when Landlady said, in that tone one uses to broach a possibly sensitive subject; “So…I notice you brought a rifle case?” “Okay,” I said, “I know I’m being silly. It’s … Continue reading
So I guess the environmentalist protest against that big pipeline in North Dakota broke up, and – this will completely shock you – it sort of created an environmental crisis. PHOTOS: Mountains of trash left by ‘environmentalists’ after pipeline protest … Continue reading
Which is why I taped over the sumbitch. It was creeping me out. And I felt a little embarrassed when I did that, a little primitive. But Claire reminds us that when your “smart” gadgets can report on you, they … Continue reading
Gosh. Now I feel kind of bad about it. I’ll have to work on figuring out how black people would be better off if the Falcons had won. Isn’t Arthur Blank still a Jewish guy? I thought it was supposed … Continue reading
“What could go wrong?” You may have heard that the Great State of California has passed a bunch of new laws – I think they were bunched together in an omnibus bill called the Petulant and Capricious Acts, but I … Continue reading