Saturday, October 30, 2010

What will we see?

What will we see 72 hours from now?

A fair question I think. Of course there are those who say I don't think....or simply don't think enough. There of course exists plenty of evidence for either and both of those suspicions regretfully. But I am young and can still learn. (hopefully)

We on the conservative side have high hopes for Tuesdays elections. We hope to slow if not stop the engineer-less locomotive of on-rushing progressive-ism, collective-ism, nanny-state-ism, dependency on government to provide all our needs-ism, serf-ism, slavery-ism. (sorry, I got carried away with the -ism's.

You should not think that the opposition will be light because of the universal right of our positions.

If anything the opposition will resort to any and all methods at their disposal.

Will that include voting fraud? I'd love to think that all the poll workers in this country were the most honorable persons in their respective communities, but they likely weren't picked at random from some Elders Quorum at the local church. No, they volunteered because they stand with one party or the other. Very few of them will vote for the man not the party. Mostly they will vote a straight ticket for which ever poison they prefer.

What then, if the election is close, and a few votes will swing it one way or the other. What if there are those cases where suspicion is high, where tempers flare, where swinging chads are examined with a magnifying glase. Will it only be lawyers that are called in? Will you accept politically appointed judges to render an impartial vote?

Fortunately there is a remedy provided in the Bill of Rights should it ever be needed.

Mike Vanderbough had a few remarks over in Alabama along these lines today.

I think it interesting to note that there are more like thinkers than you know or imagine.

May you live in interesting times
Chinese curse or blessing depending on your point of view.

Ain't it the truth. Ya'll come back now.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Prank?

I wonder what it says about my mental state that one of the first things I though of while watching This News
on Channel 11 tonight was, "is this a ruse to cause more people to vote for the incumbents, rather than the devil they don't know next Tuesday?"

Probably nothing good, huh? Ha! Welcome to my brain.

The better half and I did go and cast our ballots in Early Voting yesterday. With the touch screen electronic voting machines I always have some suspicion over whether or not my votes will be counted correctly. I have no hard copy to prove one way or the other, so who knows? Guess it depends on whether your guy won or not.

With all of the good candidates out there this year it galled my ass a little bit to have to hold my nose and vote for the lessor of two evils for governor and senator. I could have voted for the liberitarian candidates, which I did in every other race for which they were and option. Not so much for the liberitarian point of view in all cases as much as I wanted to send a message that politic as usual is not really what I'm looking for. Sadly I considered those two races too important to register my disgust as I really wanted too. A choice between crooks is not how it's supposed to be.

A fiscal conservative with experience in running a profitable company through hard times and good, with a sense of Honor and a determination to uphold his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States as originally written is not too much to ask for, is it?

A boy can dream I guess.

It comes down to the wire. Last chance to vote is next Tuesday, An awful lot of truly evil and venial politicians need to be sent packing at all levels of government. If you haven't voted, get out there Tuesday and exercise your franchise. It's what marks you as a Citizen, and despite what the Nanny State politicians want you to think, Citizens are the bosses. Office holders need to be reminded of that fact loudly and often, lest in the final recourse we have to follow Jefferson's idea of fertilizing the Tree of Liberty with the blood of tyrants, and patriots, and it is sad to think that so many patriots would have to spill their vital fluids to cause so few tyrants to have their "Come to Jesus" moment.

Go Vote. Vote early...Vote Often.

It's been done before.

Ya'll come back now.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Maybe it was wanting to take "The Art of War" with me on the last ship off the planet.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Morning 10/23/10

It's a beautiful day here in the neighborhood. The Classic city is not bothering me since I've yet to leave the yard. I may have to later to get a little something to work with, but not yet.
I waiting on the wife to return from picking up the grand girl. Looking forward to that. It's been a while and I look forward to seeing how much she changes in a couple of weeks.

Today she has been to the mall where her parents have taken her, as a reward for being good and accomplishing some things they wanted, to climb the rock wall and bounce on the bungee cords......I'm telling you the girl knows no fear, yet likes to be told stories about the wolves in the deep dark woods and pretend to be scared. Go figure.

I hope it's a swell day where you are. If it's not.....go out and make it one. It's all up to you.

Politics here in Georgia have devolved, as usual, into the most vile sort of muck raking, and also as usual neither of the candidates are giving good sensible options for the future any play at all. It's a contest between the devil you know and love and the devil you know and hate. Both candidates for governor are old line politicians of similar stripe and don't deserve a moments consideration. I'll probably vote for the Libertarian candidate where I'll be able to say, "I voted", but I didn't vote for either of those two asswipes.

Soon one election cycle and there will be exactly one split second before we are exposed to the next one.

Don't you just love it?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Twenty Six Days

Not my longest time away from this bit of shite and giggles.

But Close.

Why the away time??

As soon ask the black dog why he barks and howls at the moon. He just does.

Lots of things been going on. Computer broke.. new computer. Big Red the Dodge Ram was making funny noises and gasps as if straining up the last long dusty trail before...?? New Big Red Dodge Ram (does it have a Hemi?) With a Hemi..... 4 doors and 20 inch wheels....Twin exhausts and growls. Used.......Never buy new. 2009 model so technically 2 years old......8000 miles.. not bad...well, except for the payments starting next month, and the increased insurance. No ad valorum (sic?) taxes thanks to a grateful Clarke County for services rendered long past.

These two things necessitating increased diligence to the tasks at hand, combined with the rational and irrational fear mongering of various national and international supposedly asset preserving companies making hay while the gold shines, leading to increased buying and selling creating more demands on my time. (one fewer naps during the day)

The upcoming election day now less than two weeks away generating both hope and fears.....leavened with a generous helping of (rightfully so) skepticism, giving us some hope for change of a kind some of us had almost given up as a lost cause.

My guess.......The elections will decide little or nothing, spending will remain exuberantly profligate, China will rise and America sink, and in two years we will again hear about Getting America back on track, the American dream, and the rest.

I honest to goodness hope I'm wrong about that.....not so much for me as for the grandkids aged 4 years up to 18 years. Will they be as excited about the future as I was on the day in July '69 when man took "one small step" and "a giant leap".

Will they look to the stars and say "Why not".

Or will they say, "No way".

Whatever.......there will be those who say both. What matters is that we keep striving, fighting, that we can look back and say, as ol' Blue Eyes said, "I did it my Way".

Lots of rambling here.....take your pick and come back if you care to.