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Looks like I’m gonna have to do some research.

Thanks to a generous donation from a reader, coupled with a very generous donation from another reader, I think I’ve got the money to replace the Jeep’s rear tires. And I just got back from trying to do exactly that. … Continue reading

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Lords of Improvisation

Two of my neighbors have a long-term problem with their water systems. They piped the inlets to their tanks to an upper fitting, which I believe is the way it’s supposed to work, and every winter night the water in … Continue reading

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Hotspot Bleg

Here at the Secret Lair we’re trying out a new piece of gear. It’s a UMX hotspot, sent for evaluation by a generous reader – I’ll be taking over and paying for the account. And just at the point where … Continue reading

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That’s a good question. I don’t know the answer for sure.

Question of the Day: Would You Provide Security for a ‘Disarmenter’ Who’d Mocked You? Lo and behold, when I got inside, some yuppie soccer Mom type wear(ing) a “Moms Demand Action” t-shirt spotted me and the sidearm on my hip … Continue reading

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I love this guy.

The Adaptive Curmudgeon buys (or actually attempts to buy, so far) a cord of wood. I stack’em in order, so you don’t have to. Which is more than Mudge is gonna end up with, I do predict.

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Must be gettin’ on toward election time…

…because the same old damn argument is raging again. (Or still. Whatever. It never stops, but it only rages once every two years.) “If you don’t vote, you don’t have any right to complain.” Which to me always seems exactly … Continue reading

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So the boys had quite a weekend, relatively speaking…

Friday afternoon Landlady texted me that she was coming up that evening. Friday night just before my bedtime I let the boys out and Ghost vanished. He usually pulls this Saturday morning, but decided not to wait. So that was … Continue reading

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A bit of Sunday morning schadenfreude

Remember Amber Vinson? She was one of those two nurses who contracted ebola, and I’m happy to hear that she’s been declared clear. It was widely reported that shortly before her temperature rose she was on a trip that involved … Continue reading

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From the “Welcome to the party, pal” files…

I don’t spend a lot of time at NRO because all statists taste the same to me. Having uttered the obligatory exculpation, I’ll go ahead and admit that Kevin Williamson is an excellent writer and something of a guilty pleasure. … Continue reading

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I presume his full name is Zale Thompson Derka Derka Mohammed Jihad.

But then again maybe this is just workplace violence. Hey, weird things happen. I kinda doubt it, though…Given other things in the recent news, it would be a helluva coincidence if this guy turned out to be a Nordic Baptist … Continue reading

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The sun is growing weak…

Almost November, and the sun isn’t its usual lethal self.As the shadows lean toward the east I go to collect my laundry, only to find the thicker stuff still sodden. In two more months’ time it will have frozen there, … Continue reading

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Gun rights compromise explained

Heh.

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Uncle Joel fires an M1 v*e*r*y s*l*o*w*l*y

From Forgotten Weapons, of course, though the Garand would take a lot of forgetting.

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The apocalypse may not be televised, but it will be politicized.

I recall somebody saying not long ago that the ebola scare would definitely not be politicized. I don’t recall who said that, or in what universe that person was standing at the time. Because this is ‘Murca, buddy, and we … Continue reading

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I suppose if I didn’t know about it, he’s not hurting me.

I’ve mentioned in the past that I don’t come from an especially rich background. Due to the effort of my father, I was born in Detroit and not on a crappy farm somewhere outside Moscow, Michigan. We weren’t poor white … Continue reading

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Lord, Mr. Freud.

I had a really embarrassing brain fart regarding those arsenic caps I was supposed to have finished last weekend. I did work on them Saturday, but due to some supply deficiencies couldn’t finish. Geiger Counter Guy was away at a … Continue reading

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A very sad commentary on our world: I honestly can’t tell if this is satire.

But I’d want one anyway, if I still had a cubicle to decorate. If this is satire, it’s damned funny. If not, it’s…funnier. Far too expensive, though. Six bucks for shipping? Ripoff.

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It’s a bad, bad, really terribly awful thing…

…that detail-cleaning my kitchen is so uncommon I’m actually writing a blog post about it. And that’s all I have to say about that.

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Wait. What happened to equality?

When I read elsewhere that Gabby Giffords was on a ‘Protect All Women tour,’ I assumed it was a snarky joke. Who besides cisgender patriarchal white male jerks would ever think all women need protection? Surely at least some of … Continue reading

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Up with the chickens…

…to feed the horses. Everybody with a pet knows what a hassle it can be when you need to go out of town and find someone to take care of your animal(s). The bigger the animal and the more elaborate … Continue reading

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