Monthly Archives: April 2012

Legislation and Sausages

We’ve been watching the progress of Oklahoma’s open-carry bills (HB 2522 and SB 1733, for those interested in such things), and while it looks like they’re not going to make it out of the Legislature before tomorrow, we are…amused…by the text of a proposed amendment.  Sen. Jim Wilson (D-Talequah) proposes the following amendment to HB … Continue reading »

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From Hell’s Heart…

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/04/23/russian-scientists-hunting-white-whale-really/ MOSCOW –  A team of Russian scientists say they will embark on a quest next week to observe the only all-white, adult killer whale ever spotted — a majestic and elusive bull they have named Iceberg. The researchers from the universities of Moscow and St. Petersburg first spotted the orca’s towering, six-foot (two-meter) dorsal … Continue reading »

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In Which Oleg Channels Col. Cooper

http://olegvolk.net/blog/2012/04/18/ok-maybe-this-wouldnt-stop-a-riot/ The last line sounds like it could have been lifted directly from Cooper’s Commentaries.

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QOTD

“Those who admit any limit to what a government may do, except in the case of such governments as they think ought not to exist, stand out as brilliant exceptions among the political thinkers of the Continent.” –John Stuart Mill, On Liberty   We note that Nancy Pelosi would not have made the list:

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Headline News

Sometimes, you see a headline that you just can’t not click on: Gravy-wrestling model suffers horrific facial injuries after being hit with monkey wrench when she interrupted a friend having sex. Go on, read the story.  We’ll wait.       Now, what was the most disturbing phrase in the story? Time’s up.  The answer … Continue reading »

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Santorum Out

Santorum Suspends Campaign Now we’re left with a choice between a big-government statist who wants to control our health care, and the incumbent.

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Bombing Run

We’ve heard the phrase “bomb the shit out of <target>.”  It seems that the crew of USS Midway bombed the shit into the target back in 1965: va25toiletbomb More at http://www.midwaysailor.com/midwayva25bomb/.

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Fun with Insurance

We were in a minor accident a couple of weeks ago, resulting in the total loss of the vehicle (the Explorer did a full roll, coming to land on its feet, with no injuries to the driver or the dog: pretty good safety engineering in there).  The past two-and-a-half weeks have been an…interesting trip through … Continue reading »

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