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For the record it’s Plan C, so not a life-threatening loss. But still annoying.

The problem with heating with wood is that it’s a messy, constant, labor-intensive pain in the ass. Really. There’s a reason – not related to particulates or carbon credits – that American homes so rarely heat with wood. A heater … Continue reading

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And sometimes you prune…

There was trouble in Seymour’s love nest all day today, of a sort I’ve seen before. One hen just sort of goes nuts, and Seymour is involved. He apparently starts persecuting her, she starts spending the day inside the coop … Continue reading

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Headlines that make you say, “Dude. The crack pipe. Back away.”

This may actually need to be a TUAK feature for a while. There are clearly “journalists” out there who have lost what little of their minds they had previously retained. Get a load of this: Donald Trump’s Congressional Lackeys are … Continue reading

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In case we thought the Socialist Utopian was a dead breed…

Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to save the world: Facebook founder reveals his vision to ‘bring us together in a global community’ in 5,500 word manifesto I haven’t attempted to read the “manifesto,” – or even seen it, there’s no link at … Continue reading

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Uh…no thanks, Achmed.

h/t

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I have British Socialist Author Fatigue Syndrome.

I just made that up, but I’m pretty sure that with the current administration in office I can get a big study grant to publicize it. Friends of the Blog have sent me many books this winter (thank you very … Continue reading

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You know what I love?

I love the dawn of a sunny day in winter. The sun breaks over the ridge behind me, to light the cliff before me. Soon the frost – and unfortunately the mud – will thaw…

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I almost admire the skill with which these people stand facts on their heads…

Take enough facts, stack them just right, turn them this way or that, maybe trim the corners a bit, and before long you have a huge untruth. Examples: The False Promise That ‘Armed Citizenship’ Will Keep Women Safe The premise … Continue reading

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I need an app for distinguishing news from parody.

Seriously, I swear I did not make up the following headline… Obama makes rest of us look bad with his effortless kitesurfing In Wapo, of course. Not The Onion. No, I didn’t forget the link…

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Oh, get a load of this…

Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists Because guns, of course. The unbiased journalists at the New York Fishwrap strike again. Last year Americans were less likely to be killed by Muslim terrorists than for being Muslim, according to Charles Kurzman of … Continue reading

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Did you ever see something in a movie and think, “I wonder if that would really work?”

It’s been a while since I had any of the bright paint I use on the metallic targets at Ian’s range. Without regular painting, they quickly fade into the background and can be hard for these old eyes to put … Continue reading

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New Girlfriends Update

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

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Oh dear. You know why you never hear of giant solar electric plants in the PNW?

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

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And that, friends, is why you need good neighbors.

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

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Oh, I hate this part…

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

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A Terrifying Arsenal!

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

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You may remember California senator Kevin de Leon

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

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What the hell, why not? Sequels jumped the shark a long time ago anyway.

Introducing…Dog Wick! They messed with the wrong dog.

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Well…except for that thing where I slaughtered all your girlfriends. That was kind of bad…

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

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And I have to remind myself that this is where food comes from.

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

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