Thus spracht ME

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Will the last one out Please turn off the lights?

Google bought Blogger. Google thinks that friends of mine are "offensive" Some whiner clicked the "flag" button that you will notice is not present on this blog. My hideing of it does technicaly violate the user agreement, so... I'm moving out. This is the last post on this blog. I can be found at Thus I have Spoken where I will continue to constantly amaze myself that anyone wants to read my drivel. Please update your links and blogrolls. (If you REALY want to) ;> I do not like having to make this move. I do not like having to learn a new blogging system, redoing my blogroll, or any of the other WORK I'm going to be doing to get the new blog up and running. All while learning a new op system on my computer. (Ubuntu) But if giggle thinks it is ok to dump saysunkle, or Roger Schultz, it's just a matter of time before they slam the door on me. I will not wait for that. I am sorry it has come to this. I like Blogspot. I am used to it. There seems to be a great community here. But I strongly object to gaggles policies and actions, and not just with regard to blogger. Oh, and I dumped my shares of guggle at a loss. Come on over and visit me at my new blog. If I can get it figured out, I will try to get the counter running with the total from this site as a start point.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Accusations?

Republicans accuse Hillary of being too angry to be president. I hear that Hillary is very angry about that accusation...

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Wierdness

David, over at War on Guns has pointed out that my "Daily reads" is missing. Oops. I will have to regenerate that, as quick as I can. For now, David, you are linked in the blogroll... (Sorry, I thought I had it all fixed)

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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Best of Blogs: Sunday

Don Surber is hosting an open trackbacks. Don is one of those pretty sharp guys that gets it...

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

He's BAAaack!

Bill Whittle has finaly graced us with a new post. I was afraid he had a stroke or something after posting Tribes. You HAVE read Tribes, haven't you? No? Well what are you waiting for? GO READ IT! I can wait... Anyway, it seems our invenerent author has written a screenplay. As he says,
Here's the skinny: for the last six months now, I have been pretty much totally consumed by a new project. I've returned to the dark habits of my misspent youth and have almost completed my seventh movie script. I suppose I could work three jobs instead of two, the third being essay-writing, but my back has been very delicate lately. Oh, the pain! The Pain! Why go AWOL and write a movie script, when the Idiotarian Mootbat Hunting Season is in full flower, and the skies are black with swarms of gaseous, leathery-winged bloviators, ripe for the skewering? Well, I'll tell you. On my best day here at trusty Triple-E, I might reach forty thousand people. With a semi-successful film, I might reach ten million, maybe ten times that. Many times in the past five months -- MANY times -- I have felt the call to pound out some essay or another, and every time I am reminded of the huge lead time necessary for getting a film produced, a clock that only starts ticking once the script is finished. And so time and again I have forced myself to stay on target and press on with this screenplay; which, I am sure you will be shocked - shocked! - to discover, is somewhat overwritten. Overwritten by a factor of two. Maybe three. It's just that I have such a huge story to tell. I can't reveal the plot as yet, but I can give you a rough idea of what has been taking my essay time away from us at such a demanding rate: It's a science-fiction story. It takes place in the Strange and Mysterious World of Tomorrow -- the unimaginable world of TEN YEARS FROM NOW!
Just so you know, he says "spoiler alert after the above... Wink wink, nudge... Sad part is, Bill posted this on Jan 26th. And I didn't notice until today.

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I think I have it fixed

If you see any strangeness, please let me know.

(I mean this blog, not the Moon-bats)

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Rebuilding the blog

This REALLY SUCKS! I have no idea what I did to my blog, but ALL the formatting was gone. So I had to re-load the template, and I will be adding all the side bar stuff one Item at a time until I figure out what screwes up. This will take a while. Time is one of the things I don't have a lot of right now.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Pressure to Post

Redmemory1 is talking about posting preasure. Long before blogging came to be, I started a "journal" in .txt format. If I recall correctly, the first PC I was using was a DX486/100. Yeah, Cave man days. Point is, I filled an 800 meg Hard drive with those musings over time. Pray the Good Lord never lets them see the light of day. I still plug that old drive in once and a while just to remind myself of some of the stupid things I have said and done in my past. For you gentle readers, that check in to see if I have posted anything new, trust me when I say, more typing goes in the trash bin every day than ever graces this page. -Which is lucky to get an update a week. Most of it is even worse drivel than this, so you are REALY NOT missing anything. I am not a writer. I've never wanted to be one. But, like Robert Heinline, and Spider Robinson, I have a "Jones." Therefore I write. "Save as Draft" is my friend.

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Monday, January 30, 2006

The Mouse Story.

This turned up in one of the e-mail lists I subscribe to. Think about it. I don't know who the original author is. If you do, please let me know so proper atribution can be made. THE MOUSE STORY A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered- he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it." The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers." The mouse turned to the cow and said "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose." So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer's wife did not get well, she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem, like those who own sporting weapons with military charactistics, or 50 caliber long range target rifles, or who want to be able to defend themselves and their families by carrying a firearm concealed, and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one class of gun owners is threatened, we are all at risk. We call that the "NATO DOCTRINE." We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another to defend the RKBA at any and all costs. EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON. PROTECT THE SECOND AMENDMENT AND YOU PROTECT FREEDOM FOR ALL.

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Monday, January 23, 2006

2500

According to my site meter stats, it looks like Redmemory1 was my 2500th visitor. Thanks, Red!

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