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Be polite, be professional…

…but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. Words to live by. Here’s the sad story of two idiots who forgot the first two instructions entirely, and can’t really be said to have had a firm grasp of the … Continue reading

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Before a government can use land, it must first steal it.

Fortunately, this one has all those guns and lawyers. DOJ Budget Ramps Up Funding for Eminent Domain ‘Land Acquisition’ in Potential Effort to Clear Way for Border Wall There’s no reason whatever to click that link, the title covers the … Continue reading

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Huh. Why didn’t I think of that?

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People lived here a really long time ago…

…and they broke a lot of pots. Really, it must have been annoying as hell. Considering that now, 700-odd years later, it’s not really all that unusual to walk along and stumble upon a potsherd that some elk or cow … Continue reading

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Russians have hacked my Paypal account…

…possibly in collusion with DNC and white house staffers. AG Sessions, zealous enough in his prosecution of every other non-republican-donor thing on earth, shows a suspicious reluctance to investigate Paypal’s sudden propensity for crashing my computer every time I try … Continue reading

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That’s my stomping ground…

If you zoom in you can see the out-of-focus roofs of Landlady’s house and barn shining in the sun. Can’t really see anything else, this camera has its limits. This is taken from most of the way up the ridge … Continue reading

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Complimentary road maintenance, no extra charge

The road up the ridge hasn’t been maintained in a while. The road guy used to grade it, which was a damned funny sight, but now it’s down to shale all over and he doesn’t waste time on it. There’s … Continue reading

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Apparently it is now illegal to defend yourself in the UK?

Seriously. Q589: Are there any legal self defence products that I can buy? The only fully legal self defence product at the moment is a rape alarm. These are not expensive and can be bought from most local police stations … Continue reading

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Running on empty

Went up to and across the plateau yesterday afternoon with Little Bear to feed a couple of horses, carefully noting the mileage up and back. On the far side of that is a mesa on top of which is one … Continue reading

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The road not taken…

h/t

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I’d say it’s too late to be “becoming” anything…

Two links I saw right next to each other, with no apparent ironic intent… From the Los Angeles Times: Chelsea Manning, who served 7 years in prison for handing U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks, to be featured in Vogue, sources say … Continue reading

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So I said to myself, “Don’t forget to swap out the camera batteries…”

I have a new paying gig this week. It’s a very simple one, just feeding some animals and watering some plants, but getting to it is not a small matter. And I’m almost out of gasoline, so I have to … Continue reading

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President Trump still has the virtue of not being Hillary Clinton, but…

I don’t like him this much. Trump’s Israel Visit: Major Security in Jerusalem, Bethlehem JERUSALEM — You’ve heard of armored vehicles for world leaders and A-list celebrities. Now President Donald Trump is about to get an armored hotel suite. A … Continue reading

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QoD: “It’s just a reality show now” edition

Once you’ve formally announced to the public that their decisions simply do not matter, and that a niche subculture of the country gets to exercise an extra-constitutional veto on any decision they don’t approve of — once you’ve made it … Continue reading

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Everything in the Secret Lair is connected.

But not to the Internet. That would be stupid. Hee…I have trouble enough keeping the damn laptop connected. This new tablet a generous reader sent me never would connect at all. Can’t imagine what I’d have to do to connect … Continue reading

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Our leaders are clearly superior, which is why we should give them all the deference they deserve.

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Anybody here got a good dog biscuit recipe?

Regular readers know it’s been many years since the Lair saw a loaf of storebought bread. My bread is infinitely cheaper and tastes a great deal better than storebought, and the ingredients are easily available, and it’s not like I’m … Continue reading

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Okay, so a couple of days away from the Internet…

Perfect time for it. The bell curve for “typical” spring weather in the high desert is fairly wide, and we’ve spent the past couple of days ‘way over on the low side marked Lousy. So I’ve just been cocooning in … Continue reading

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Well. Now for the first time I kind of believe Trump is colluding with Russians…

…because Putin says he’s not. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not passed on any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington last week and that he could … Continue reading

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The book is way better than the cover.

I’ve been stuck inside most of the day, as another half-week-long Spring storm meanders through. We had lightning and thunder this morning, lots of cold wind, on-and-off rain that probably won’t amount to much but has gone on all day. … Continue reading

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