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See, this is what happens when a major government says, “Hold my beer and watch this.”

It’s like all the trailer park bubbas in the world were rounded up, handed a nuclear weapon and lots of cash and told, “See what you can do.” So somewhere in the New Mexico desert, unknown and unmourned, lies an … Continue reading

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Huh. Some sort of miracle cure, I guess…

So you remember a few days ago, when I said a Generous Reader had sent me a free tablet – a tablet computer has been on my want list for years, I confess, though I could never bring myself to … Continue reading

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In the future, trousers will be forbidden to all Americans of Micronesian descent.

For the record, it seems the wearing of toe rings and/or bangles is now sexist or racist or something. Just so you know. “In pop culture, you have probably seen the likes of Iggy Azalea and Selena Gomez wear them … Continue reading

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Could be worse. Nobody yelled “Die, Jeb, Die.”

Here’s an actual headline that actually appeared on an actual news site: Jeb Bush to unimpressed New Hampshire crowd: ‘Please clap’

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Helpful Hermitty Hints

It’s Thursday, the fourth in our string of really unpleasantly frigid mornings. Sunlight has been good all week but the temperature has rarely ventured even briefly above freezing which means all that ice we got at the end of the … Continue reading

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Y’know…sometimes…

I see a picture, and I just can’t figure out… I’m sure there’s some really logical reason for these people to be doing this. I’m convinced of it. For the life of me, though, I can’t guess what it might … Continue reading

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Essay Question on Police Academy Final Exam: This portion will comprise 25% of your final grade.

Situation summary: You have shot to death the unruly person you were assigned to subdue, and the innocent bystander behind that person. In less than 100 words, describe how you will proceed to make this situation worse. Chicago (AFP) – … Continue reading

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Beats trading artillery barrages, I guess…

You probably don’t remember an article I linked year before last, where a bunch of South Korean activists sent balloons bearing 10,000 Choco Pies over the Nork border. I thought that was cooler than shit. Um…Perhaps that was an unfortunate … Continue reading

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This is not, as far as I can tell, a parody.

The least appealing person I’ve ever seen demonstrates why guns in public places are a bad thing…or something. No straw man arguments there. And as far as I can tell, it’s not supposed to be a parody.

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I used to call it “acclimating,” but mostly it just felt like coping.

Forgive me, I know I’m going on at unnecessary length but there’s something about this situation that tickles my inner Oliver Wendell Douglas. I went to bed unusually late last night and slept unusually heavily, and woke to find I … Continue reading

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In the fullness of time, this may radically change my power usage on winter nights.

Look at the new shinie I got over the weekend from a Generous Reader! It’s a Trio 7″ tablet. Given the apps that come with it, it appears to be designed more-or-less exclusively for reading Facebook on wi-fi but I … Continue reading

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And we’re unexpectedly back.

Snowed like a sonuvagun for an hour, then cleared completely. Maybe an inch accumulation on top of a 1/4″ of ice, so it was another hour before I could clear my solar panels but we’re actually in pretty good shape … Continue reading

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Weather has returned.

Right on schedule, too. The weatherman promised rain or snow overnight, and we got both. First torrential rain, followed by freezing temps and snow. So the whole world is covered with ice this morning, which I have to wait for … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop of the Damned!

So Friday I knew that Landlady was coming up for the weekend. Just to be nice, and since when I get a surplus of eggs there’s really almost nothing I can do with them except make the mother of all … Continue reading

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Oh, good. I was really worried about that.

White House: Clinton Will Not Be Indicted Over Emails ‘Based on What We Know’ White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that Hillary Clinton would not be indicted over her private email scandal “based on what we know from the … Continue reading

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Poor Little Bear, #Many

So LB hurt a front paw in late December, hurt it worse in the first week of January, and for most of the month has been on soft duty in which I tried to keep him from jumping out of … Continue reading

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So that’s a…compromise?

Hey, remember last month when Virginia’s Attorney General threw CCW holders under the bus? Well, good news, everyone! Governor Terry McAuliffe and “republican leaders” have concluded a series of backroom agreements that restores reciprocity, sort of, and all the repubs … Continue reading

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Two days of pleasant weather…

…that’s what the weatherman promises. Not sure which part of my soul he’ll come around to demand in return, but so be it. Even after that it’s supposed to be warmer yet, even above freezing at night, but for Saturday … Continue reading

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FBI [encourages and then] thwarts mass shooting at Milwaukee Masonic center

Mind you, if I had ever spent time at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center, I likely wouldn’t have minded if the plot had been thwarted with nukes or with anthrax or by releasing the frickin’ Kraken if that’s what … Continue reading

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Well, crap.

The shooting has started for those guys who thought it would be a good idea to stage an armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. For a while I hoped that wouldn’t happen. I confess I never got what … Continue reading

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