A Notable Quote

March 27, 2013

“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.” Thomas Sowell

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St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2013

Lifted from BlackFive: If you cheat, may you cheat death. If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart. If you fight, may you fight for a brother. And if you drink, may you drink with me.

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Blog Weirdness

March 2, 2013

I just noticed some “Warning” thingie right after my ‘Places of Interest’ on the right-hand side. I have no idea what’s wrong there. I’ll clean it up if I can figure out what the devil it means…

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The 2nd Amendment and Some Cops

March 2, 2013

Go, and read. Go ahead – This Chris Fernandez fella writes good stuff. Definitely link-worthy. “I don’t care if the law is popular with part of the country. I don’t care if some people think “This will make us safer.” They’re wrong. It won’t. I don’t care if highly placed “leaders” who think the Bill [...]

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Democide, Defined

February 23, 2013

H/T: Gunwatch Blog Source: Western Rifle Shooters Association Note: I’d picked up all of this, in a hap-hazard fashion, over the course of years. I never thought to string it all together, and I’m certain that I could never do it as well as Mr. Bracken has. Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom Democide is [...]

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Cars at the House by the Swamp

January 15, 2013

And, speaking of vehicles… Over the past few years, vehicles here at the House By The Swamp have changed. When we arrived, back in late 2003, we had a Saturn Vue and a Saturn SL2. Nice cars, but they started having niggling little problems, here and there. The Vue fried a battery, had a recall [...]

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Lets Regulate Cars Like Guns!

January 15, 2013

Michael Z. Williamson, a noted author of Science Fiction, is a very talented writer. He also has a talent for sarcasm a yard wide. Make that two yards wide. I submit as proof THIS. “To buy a sports car, you will have to be 21.  A “Sports car” will be defined as any combination of [...]

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What’s a “Fair Share”?

December 30, 2012

With all the hoo-haw about the “Richest Americans paying their fair share”, it has occurred to me that the “Poorest Americans”, i.e. the 47% who pay no taxes, are surely not paying their “Fair Share” – or any “share” at all, for that matter. That same 47% is consuming a pretty fair chunk of the [...]

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Benghazi

November 28, 2012

I’ve been following the news about the murder of Ambassador Stevens with some interest, and I note that the Media (Including the “Right Wingers” like Hannity, Limbaugh & Co.) have been focussing on Ambassador to the U.N. Rice. C’mon guys, that’s a side-show. There’s two really big questions: 1. Who turned down Ambassador Stevens’ request [...]

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Veterans Day 2012

November 11, 2012

On the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, at the Eleventh Hour, in the Year of Our Lord 1918, the Western Front became still as the guns fell silent. All over Europe, tired and frightened men stopped shooting at each other, looked around, and marveled at the simple fact of being alive. In the United [...]

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