Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Liberty Explained

h/t TTAG

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Saturnalia!

Hope you all have a festive 'almalgamation of various pagan ritual observances occuring around the Winter Solstice and co-opted by Christianity for public relations purposes' holiday!

Monday, December 23, 2013

No words needed.....

Friday, December 20, 2013

Typical of the current news paradigm

We find ourselves in the middle of yet another cycle of invented news, contrived drama and faux outrage. I refer of course to the flap over comments made by Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty".

Now, watching a scripted "reality" show about some good ol' boys who done got rich making audible lures to entice other ducks to come hither looking to score some tail feather, isn't remotely factored into my leisure time. But to each their own.

What I do find rather fascinating, is that while this doesn't qualify as news for me [and as such further grows my disregard for cable "news"], are the various reactions to those comments and the actions of A&E.

Robertson had every right to speak his mind. He was asked a question, and I respect him for giving his honest opinion, whether I agree or disagree with it. A&E however, also has every right to take action against an employee who's words or deeds can be detrimental to the goal of the company, which of course, is ratings and profit. This is not a 1st Amendment issue, as some politicians and pundits [who should know better] claim. The 1st Amendment protects the citizen against adverse actions by the Government, based on what that citizen thinks or states. Likewise, using the bible as a shield to hide behind, doesn't disqaulify one from being a dick. Being a dick is protected in our society by our Constitution [indirectly].

That this issue is taking up so much bandwidth and airtime by those who ostensibly exist to bring news to the masses....is simply sad.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The 15 Commandments of Operational Security

I. Thou shalt not park thy helicopter in the open, for it bringeth the rain of steel.

II. Thou shalt not expose thy shiny mess gear, for it bringeth unwanted guests to chow.

III. Thou shalt not wear white T-shirts, or thine enemies will dye them red.

IV. Thou shalt provide overhead concealment, for thine enemies’ eyes are upon thee.

V. Thou shalt cover thy tall antenna, for fly swatters groweth not in yon wood.

VI. Thou shalt use a red lens on thy flashlight, or it shall appear as a star in the East.

VII. Thou shalt cover the glass on thy vehicle, for the glare telleth thine enemy thy location.

VIII. Thou shalt blend with thy surroundings, for trees groweth not in yon desert.

IX. Thou shalt cover the tracks of thy vehicle, for they draweth pretty pictures.

X. Thou shalt cover thy face, hands, and helmet, for thine enemies maketh war not on bushes.

XI. Thou shalt not drape thy net on thy tent, for it looketh like tent draped in net.

XII. Thou shalt hide the wires of thy commo, for they pointeth to thee.

XIII. Thou shalt practice the art of dispersion, or one round will finish you all.

XIV. Thou shalt pick up thy trash and litter, for they exposeth thy presence.

XV. Thou shalt conceal the noise of thy generator, for thine enemies are listening.

via Gun Free Zone

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Best 2nd Amendment Speech. Period.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Movin' on up......

With work going at breakneck speed, and never-ending projects around the house, I have been a Slacker Blogger of late. Though nobody is depending on my musings to get through their day, I do apologize nonethess.

To add to my list of all-things-not-blogging, I have finally taken the leap and become the proud parent of a shiny new Apple Macbook Pro. She was delivered without complications [other than UPS being a day late due to snow], and has barely made a sqawk. She certainly seems to require far less care and feeding than her older [and learning disabled] brother.

So, before I get back to blogging with any regularity, I'll be relearning basic computer skills [skillz?] and transfering music, pictures and movies to another drive...or cloud...or clouddrivegooglebox....whatever works bestest and fastest.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

World War C: It's that time of year again

Time for the alleged "war on Christmas". Brought to you by those looking to be offended over nothing, and/or those selling ironically timed books about the alleged "war on Christmas".