Triple Eleven

November 11, 2012

To all my brothers – and there were some sisters as well even back then – I raise my glass with you! We know the significance of the hour/day/month. It was supposed to stop there but of course it didn’t.  There have been many wars since then, too many, but there has never been a shortage […]

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Shared Beliefs

November 9, 2012

The only problem I have with Brigid’s post is that I didn’t write it. 😉

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The Morning After

November 8, 2012

It seems there was a second election, a reaffirmation that those facing the reduction side of the redistribution equation are not at all pleased with the results of November 6th. The next day the defeated voted again by tanking the DOW, taking it down over 300 points. It’s probably just a hiccup in the big […]

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The Grand Experiment Continues

November 7, 2012

Welcome to round two of life in the USSA. The sheeple have spoken and we continue our romp merrily towards the edge of the cliff. The silver lining here, if there is one, is that the Democrats will have to finish what they started. No more blaming GW. They created this mess and now they […]

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A Civil Society

October 2, 2012

We have become Atlantis, submerged beneath waves of slop, a once great society lost. In an effort to counter the barrage of political trash being slung about – like this, share that, nevermind if there is a shred of truth to it – I will be periodically pulling nuggets from the Federalist Papers and posting […]

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Silent Skies

September 10, 2012

The images are seared into my soul. Towers to dust. My Pentagon burning. The falling man. Shanksville. A quiet rage building in the core of my bones, wishing I was still in the fight, longing to be part of the crew. The blue sky that used to be my sanctuary empty and silent save for […]

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GW on Parties

September 5, 2012

However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines […]

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My First Motor

September 3, 2012

Through the magic of time-elapsed photography I can share the progress of the Buick 215 V8 that is the heart of the old family convertible. I’ve messed with plenty of motors in my time but never have torn one completely down and then rebuilt it. The shop is done with the body and paint, just […]

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A Day in the Country

August 21, 2012

Work put me on the road early today. Had to go over to Kemper County, MS to visit a power plant under construction. Quite an impressive site – more cranes than I’ve seen in one place since I don’t know when. Up at 04:30 and out the door by 05:00, on site a bit after […]

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Cool Heads

July 26, 2012

There seems to be no shortage of knee-jerk reactions following the shooting in Aurora which is why this piece on NRO is so reassuring. Maybe the world hasn’t gone mad quite yet. Dave Kopel spells out the changes made to Colorado’s gun laws following the Columbine shooting that actually made it more difficult for bad people […]

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