"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm" - George Orwell

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011


It was pointed out that I didn't post the pics of the deer processing. So here goes.

What we started with:

 Thin sliced and brined jerky:
Scales, grinder, sausage stuffer, and vacuum packer:
10 pounds of pork butt and 10 pounds of venison ready for grinding:
 20 pounds of meat ready for seasoning:

 Jerky ready to dehydrate:
2 pounds of jerky reduced and  ready to not survive 1 week:
In addition we got several 2 person roasts, and a good amount of chili/stew meat. Total was probably about 50 pounds.
I got to use my new mora knife and I was well pleased with it's performance. I deboned the meat with my 8" mora filet knife.

The venison is awesome in all it's forms!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Grandpa's Journal

Time to get back to normal.. ;)  Hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Wednesday April 5, 1911
Parties who are to live on my old place came this a.m. to Redmond in p.m. to Hillman

Thursday April 6, 1911
Move this day to our new quarters. Edwin helped and went after hay at Ebyse B.P.

Friday April 7, 1911
Fixed up house in a.m. Mr. Hammond came over and confirmed for clearing land in p.m.

Saturday, April 8, 1911
Fixed fence a.m. got puller in p.m. Wife to George's.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Being from Texas...

I had to post this. Really this will be my last post 'til Monday. Robert Earl Keen.
Merry Christmas From the Family

Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk at our Christmas party
We were drinking champagne punch and homemade eggnog
Little sister brought her new boyfriend
He was a Mexican
We didn't know what to think of him until he sang
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad

Brother Ken brought his kids with him
The three from his first wife Lynn
And the two identical twins from his second wife Mary Nell
Of course he brought his new wife Kay
Who talks all about AA
Chain smoking while the stereo plays Noel, Noel
The First Noel

Carve the Turkey
Turn the ball game on
It's margaritas when the eggnog's gone
Send somebody to the Quickpak Store
We need some ice and an extension chord
A can of bean dip and some Diet Rites
A box of Pampers, Marlboro Lights
Halelluja everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the family

Fred and Rita drove from Harlingen
I can't remember how I'm kin to them
But when they tried to plug their motor home in
They blew our Christmas lights
Cousin David knew just what went wrong
So we all waited out on our front lawn
He threw the breaker and the lights came on
And we sang Silent Night, Silent Night, Oh Holy Night

Carve the turkey turn the ball game on
It's Bloody Marys
Cause We All Want One!
Send somebody to the Stop 'N Go
We need some celery and a can of fake snow
A bag of lemons and some Diet Sprites
A box of Tampons, some Salem Lights
Halelluja, everybody say cheese
Merry Christmas from the Family

Feliz Navidad!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

This will be my last post until Monday. Merry Christmas to all.

Bing and Bowie-Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth

Just go look here!

Borepatch. Really, go!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Hmmm....sponge balls. You can soap em up and take a bath!

News item #2 from Canada. What are they drinking up there? (No offense to my Canadian readers!)

Toronto school bans hard balls

 Students can bring sponge or other soft balls to play with, but soccer balls, footballs, baseballs and even tennis balls are not allowed for safety reasons.

 Banning my hard balls would require a surgical procedure that someone is not going to survive!

I call finders keepers, losers weepers

Especially when it comes to illegally installed cameras. 

RCMP cameras with crime photos found in trees

Gelber said he is keeping the cameras until he gets an explanation from police.
But the RCMP say they want their cameras returned.
“The fact that someone has committed a criminal act and stolen our cameras certainly is, I guess, a concern for RCMP and for our investigators,” said Sgt. Dan Seibel.

Thank you TSA!

So because you care,  this Holiday Season I have to worry that the cute 12 year old sitting across the aisle on my flight home for Christmas, is a shoe bomber.

   New Screening Procedures for Passengers 12 and Under: TSA has implemented new procedures that reduce, though not eliminate, pat-downs of passengers 12 and under that would otherwise have been conducted to resolve alarms while also ensuring effective security measures. Passengers 12 and under are also able to leave their shoes on through security checkpoints.

Is there a do over on the rules? If he can keep his shoes on why can't I? Oh never mind you're from the gubment and it don't have to make no sense.

I crack myself up!

Yesterdays post was depressing.

So today will be all positive! Starting here. Maybe.
I know this next one is photoshopped. I don't care!

Find it games!

I love them! Find the human that is about to kill you. How long did it take? Let me know in the comments. It took me about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Of Lost Tranquility, the 14th Amendment, and The Bill of Rights

One reason I read the blogs that I do is because these good people write the things I think so much better than I do. Claire Wolfe did that once again with this article about the NDAA. I, too, would rather be decking the halls and watching "It's a Wonderful Life" with a nice hot cup of cocoa and Bailey's But sometimes these things won't wait for a new year.

Her last three paragraphs, with reference to a bad relationship, is so spot on it actually choked me up a bit. It's what I've been doing for so long. I keep going back. And I keep asking why isn't it like it was in the beginning? And I think she is right. Being alone and free is so much better. And God help that bad romance if it should ever try to get to me again.

Please take the time to read every link she has. But especially the first one. Read that one slowly. Chew each word 21 times if you have to.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday brunch

Yes it's bacon!

Bacon and egg muffins

12 slices bacon
8 eggs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
green pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Whip the eggs, salt, pepper and cheese with a fork. Spray non stick spray in 12 muffin tins. Wrap each piece of bacon inside the sides of each muffin cup. Fill each bacon liked muffin cup 3/4 of the way with the egg mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the egg cups are golden brown and don't jiggle. Remove and serve immediately.

Reading list

H/T to Claire Wolfe at Living Freedom

  • I don't recommend nude sunbathing in the backyard unless the cloud deck is below 100'
  • A very good article on how doctors die. It's how I want to die.
  • Ya gotta have something for 'em when they get back from the middle east.
  • This just reinforces the job opportunities.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

Luke Bryan-Rain is a Good Thing

(Verse 1)
My daddy spent his life lookin' up at the sky
He'd cuss, kick the dust, sayin' son it's way too dry
It clouds up in the city, the weather man complains
But where I come from, rain is a good thing

Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey
Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky
Back roads are boggin' up, my buddies pile up in my truck
We hunt our honeys down, we take 'em into town
Start washin' all our worries down the drain
Rain is a good thing

(Verse 2)
Ain't nothin' like a kiss out back in the barn
Wringin' out our soakin' clothes, ridin' out a thunderstorm
When tin roof gets to talkin'; that's the best love we made
Yea where I come from, rain is a good thing

Repeat Chorus

Farmer Johnson does a little dance
Creeks on the rise, roll up your pants
Country girls, they wanna cuddle
Kids out playin' in a big mud puddle

Repeat Chorus

Rain is a good thing, rain is a good thing, rain is a good thing

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


"Being professional is being able to deliver when you don't feel like it."

                                                  John Hurt

My grandson is a headbanger.

But he has good taste in music.

We were waiting for the Christmas parade to start.


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Just cool!


Natural born citizen.

This explains why my niece and nephew that were born in Germany and carry dual citizenship, are both  eligible to be POTUS. And why Barry is not!



Reckless - a Marine Hero!! 

This is a very heartwarming horse story that should be told.

 was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition
and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing
pack chores in many wars.

But this horse did something more….during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this
mare made 55 trips up and down the hill, on the way up she carried a total of over 9,000 lbs. of
ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers…

What was so amazing? Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without
anyone leading her  and she was wounded twice in the back.

Here’s a video of her story and photos to prove where she was and what she did…. HERE


Republican Presidential Candidate Positions Matrix

The 34-page Republican Presidential Candidate Positions Matrix gives all of the GOP presidential hopefuls positions on the major issues, from abortion to free trade, to the Second Amendment, foreign aid, illegal immigration and health care.

Well worth down loading. Republican Presidential Candidate Positions Matrix

Socialism is alive and well.

And as dangerous as ever.

Occupy's 'nerve center' staffed by Soros activists

Professional radicals caught red-handed running so-called 'leaderless' movement

Sunday, December 11, 2011

From the "That pisses me off!" department.

Wisconsin atheists demand that north Texas nativity scene comes down

The frozen cheese brains have been told! Don't mess with Texas. What a bunch of lame MoFo's. Wash your hands first before you come down here!

Please send a nice Christmas card to the city of Athens showing your support. The address is:

Athens City Hall
508 East Tyler St
Athens, Tx. 75751


Old news, new news.

Dog steps on gun, shoots US hunter in buttocks.

Hunter reportedly shot by dog near Wesley Chapel.

It's either a conspiracy or stupidity. Since I've been around dogs all my life, I lean toward the latter. Please practice the four rules of responsible gun safety. You should know these by heart, but it never hurts(pun intended)to repeat them.

T = Treat every firearm as if it is loaded. Never assume a firearm is unloaded and never treat it that way, even if you watch as it is unloaded. Make it a habit to treat guns like they are loaded all the time.

A = Always point the muzzle in a safe direction. About one third of all hunting incidents are self inflicted injuries. That means the muzzle was pointed at some part of the hunter’s body. A safe direction is a direction where the bullet will travel and harm no one in the event of an unwanted discharge. There are no accidental discharges with firearms, only unwanted discharges.

B = Be certain of your target and what’s beyond it. Positive target identification is a must. To shoot at something you only think is a legal target is gambling. In the case of human injury, that means gambling with human life. You must be absolutely certain and correct in judgment before deciding to shoot. Otherwise, it’s reckless behavior. In addition to identifying the target, a hunter must know that a safe backstop for their bullet is present in every shooting situation. We don’t always hit our target, and, in some cases, the bullet passes through the target. A safe backstop guarantees that no one will get hurt.

K = Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot. If a hunter stumbles with a firearm in one hand and nothing in the other, whatever that person does with their free hand will automatically happen with the hand holding the gun. If a finger is inside the trigger guard, that hand is likely going to close around the pistol grip of the gun and on the trigger causing an unwanted discharge.

Now to the commentary.

In the first story: "It appears as though Eli the dog shot his owner on a rural Pasco Co. road Saturday. It's a rough situation, but it appears the shooting was not intentional." 

I hope that was tongue in cheek. But with today's caliber of reporting, who knows.

In the second story: One of our local TV news reporters said the hunter had a painful experience with buckshot. Hmmmm. Duck hunter/buckshot. Come on girlie news reader. Do some checking before you prove your ignorance in a market that is probably at least 60% hunters!




Friday, December 9, 2011

Maybe we are at the end. Part 3

The Media's Blackout Of The National Defense Authorization Act Is Shameful

he broadcast media's ignorance and unwillingness to cover the National Defense Authorization Act, a radical piece of legislation which outrageously redefines the US homeland as a "battlefield" and makes US citizens subject to military apprehension and detainment for life without access to a trial or attorney, is unacceptable. Guys, this is far more important than Penn State's Disgusting Creep of the Decade, or even Conrad Murray's sentencing.
Call it what you will: a military junta, a secret invalidation of Americans' civil rights, a Congress gone mad. Whatever it is, it needs to be covered by the press, and quickly.
Anderson Cooper, Brian Williams, Rachel Maddow, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Neil Cavuto and the other handful of household names that mainstream America relies on for news should be talking about this non-stop.
I emailed producers and on-air talent at the three major cable news networks yesterday: not one of them was willing to step up to the plate and report on this appalling legislation, which would give Americans roughly the same protections as citizens in China or Saudi Arabia.
Bloggers and the ACLU's analysis have already made the work easy for you guys. Even an ADD segment producer can do the math:
  • Pay special attention to Section 1031 of the bill.
  • This bill violates the Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C. § 1385), as it will allow federal military personnel to engage in domestic law enforcement. This is profoundly unconstitutional and scary.
  • Also read Sen. Lindsey Graham's chilling defense of the offending provision in this bill, calling to make the homeland a "battlefield." Has anyone told these guys that Osama bin Laden and his deputies are dead? Those still alive are running from drone strikes on a daily basis. So who exactly are we fighting against? Are you protecting us from a handful of (almost entirely peaceful) college kids at the Occupy protests? If so, martial law and throwing out 200+ years of basic civil rights seems rather excessive.
  • Finally, as the ACLU points out, you won't have any trouble booking an expert talking head who will tell you how dangerous and counterproductive the National Defense Authorization Act is: "The Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the FBI and the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division have all said that the indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA are harmful and counterproductive." Book one of them on your program, and do it quickly. The Senate has already rejected an amendment which would have banned the indefinite detention provisions from the bill.

Maybe we are at the end. Part 2

Indefinite Detention, Endless Worldwide War and the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act

December 5, 2011
As Congress considers the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2012 fiscal year, a handful of senators have turned the bill into a vehicle for dangerous provisions that would authorize the president — and all future presidents — to order the military to pick up and imprison people, including U.S. citizens, without charging them or putting them on trial.

Earlier this year, the House passed its own version of the bill, with an even smaller group of members pushing for inclusion of a provision that would authorize worldwide war, and worldwide imprisonment, in virtually any country where a terrorism suspect lives, even here in America itself.
Now, both houses of Congress are now rushing to come up with a joint version and rush it through Congress within the next week or two. The "Big Four" leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee are huddling behind closed doors and may very well spring a new bill on Congress, once again without so much as a hearing. Contact your members of Congress right now >>
The president isn't the one asking for this legislation – in fact, the White House has repeatedly threatened to veto the bill over its concern for indefinite detention provisions. And, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the FBI and the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division have all said that the indefinite detention provisions in the NDAA are harmful and counterproductive.
The provisions – which were negotiated by a small group of members of Congress, in secret, and without proper congressional review – are inconsistent with fundamental American values embodied in the Constitution. Fundamental American values and fundamental freedoms are on the line.
The ACLU is urging Congress to vote against any and all efforts to send indefinite detention legislation or unlimited worldwide war authority to the White House. And, if it gets that far, President Obama should follow through on his threat to veto the bill.
Please contact your members of Congress immediately. Congress needs to continue hearing from Americans who are outraged by this proposal. Final action on this bill could come at any moment. Whether you’ve acted on this issue before or not, we need you to speak up now.


Maybe we are at the end.

I know I won't go to prison over this. I know some military folks that won't accept this. There are three articles. I will post them separately.

The National Defense Authorization Act is the Greatest Threat to Civil Liberties Americans Face

If Obama does one thing for the remainder of his presidency let it be a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act – a law recently passed by the Senate which would place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists.

So much for innocent until proven guilty. So much for limited government. What Americans are now facing is quite literally the end of the line. We will either uphold the freedoms baked into our Constitutional Republic, or we will scrap the entire project in the name of security as we wage, endlessly, this futile, costly, and ultimately self-defeating War on Terror.
Over at Wired, Spencer Ackerman gives us the long and short of things:
There are still changes swirling around the Senate, but this looks like the basic shape of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Someone the government says is “a member of, or part of, al-Qaida or an associated force” can be held in military custody “without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.” Those hostilities are currently scheduled toend the Wednesday after never. The move would shut down criminal trials for terror suspects.
But far more dramatically, the detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — “U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.”
An amendment that would limit military detentions to people captured overseas failed on Thursday afternoon. The Senate soundly defeated a measure to strip out all the detention provisions on Tuesday.
So despite the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a right to trial, the Senate bill would let the government lock up any citizen it swears is a terrorist, without the burden of proving its case to an independent judge, and for the lifespan of an amorphous war that conceivably will never end. And because the Senate is using the bill that authorizes funding for the military as its vehicle for this dramatic constitutional claim, it’s pretty likely to pass.
I seriously don’t care if you’re a liberal or a conservative or a libertarian or a Zen anarchist. So long as you aren’t Carl Levin or John McCain, the bill’s architects, you can join the Civil Liberties Caucus. Spencer writes:
Weirder still, the bill’s chief architect, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), tried to persuade skeptics that the bill wasn’t so bad. His pitch? “The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States,” he said on the Senate floor on Monday. The bill would just letthe government detain a citizen in military custody, not force it to do that. Reassured yet?
Civil libertarians aren’t. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said it “denigrates the very foundations of this country.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added, “it puts every single American citizen at risk.”
This is what I mean: Give me Rand Paul and Al Franken any day of the week over the Levins and McCains of the Senate. We need more elected officials with the sensibility of Ron Wyden or Al Franken* on the left, or Rand Paul on the right. Right and left are such shoddy, ad hoc descriptors these days anyways.
What’s truly at stake when we start talking about Big Government and such is far more dangerous and preposterous than high marginal tax rates.
We’re talking about the stripping away of our most basic freedoms. We’re talking about a potential state that can call me a terrorist for writing this blog post and then lock me up and throw away the key.
What’s the line from Batman? The night is always darkest just before the dawn. I like to think that’s true, because times seem awfully dark these days.
* Update: Actually, Franken voted for the NDAA so never mind. He’s also sponsoring the PROTECT IP Act which would clamp down on free speech online.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

One more and I'm gonna put the head down.

Public Sevice Announcement.

There will be a written test on Tuesday.

Dumping file clutter...

Whew! Good it's 47 degrees right now. Maybe? Mmmmm. Yeah. Keeps me outta trouble!

Reckon the kid figured out how it works, now?

More history from my home town.

 While perusing the paper from the town where I was born, I came across this gem of an historic article.

Officially, the community of Terrebonne turned 100 years old September 2 but the roots of the little town run much deeper.
F.H. May of Bend surveyed the original townsite in 1909. The new community was named Hillman by its developers, a name derived by combining the last names of railroad magnates James J. Hill and E. H. Harriman, who soon were to compete to construct their railroads into Central Oregon from the main line along the Columbia River. The Hillman post office opened May 9, 1910, with Ervin A. Cleland as postmaster.
Before long, however, Hillman became controversial when advertising for land sales in the new town gave false information on the area’s weather and the types of crops that could be grown, and developers allegedly used photos taken elsewhere.
On Aug. 4, 1910, The Redmond Spokesman reported: “District Attorney Cameron at Portland is trying to fasten charges on Cooper and Taylor, the promoters of the townsite of Hillman, claiming fraud in the selling of lots in that town. Attorney General Crawford has taken the matter up. It is believed the base of operations moved from Portland to Spokane.
“Between $50,000 and $60,000 is said to have been cleaned up by the pair selling lots in the fake town of Hillman, where there is nothing but a shanty built. The promoters would sell lots to anyone who had at least $10 to invest.”
While the promoters were busy trying to fleece land buyers, people were settling in the area.
Despite the bad press, by the beginning of 1911, with the railroad construction nearing and Redmond, fives miles to the south building up a storm, the Hillman community was growing: N. Newburg started a blacksmith shop, the Elliott Brothers opened a lumber yard and the Hotel Hillman opened. A pay toll telephone station began in February and the streets were readied for grading.
During the summer of 1911, with the railroad on the doorstep, the issue of the town’s name cropped up. The railroad thought something without the previous negative connotations might be more appropriate as it prepared to market the area, so in July the townspeople gathered suggestions and voted by a wide margin to call their community “Smithrock.”
Alas, railroad officials didn’t like “Smithrock” as much as townsfolk. The Oregon Trunk Railway’s President Gray let it be known that he thought “Terrebonne,” French for good earth, would be a good name, and he got his way.
Tracks of the Oregon Trunk Railway reached the newly-named community on Sept. 18, 1911, three days before the “golden” spike was driven in Redmond when the tracks reached E Street (now Evergreen Avenue).
The residents didn’t wait for the ink to dry on the various city name changes to build a community, however. The first school was built in Terrebonne in 1909 on one acre of land donated by W.R. Davidson. Bertha Elliott was the teacher for the first three months, followed by her sister-in-law, Mae Elliott, from 1909-1912.  Emphasis by me. CC.

(W.R. Davidson was my great grandfather. The grandpa who's journal I am chronicling. Mae Elliot was Grandpa Davidson's sister-in-law.  Mae, or Aunt Mamie as we knew her, passed away when I was ten. My Great Grandmother was pregnant with my grandma when they donated the land. My grandma is the only person in the world with a Hillman, Oregon birth certificate!) CC.
In October 1910, Terrebonne women formed the Ladies Pioneer Club to promote the “social, moral and progressive welfare of the community.” The club’s meeting hall was one of the first in Terrebonne to be wired for electricity.
Local businessmen joined together in the Hillman Commercial Club, while on the cultural front, the community had a 14-piece band and a dramatic society. In May the Hillman Dramatic Club performed “Jedidiah Jenkins, J.P.” to rave reviews.
By 1912 Terrebonne was home to two lumber and building supply firms, a building contractor, a mason, an auctioneer, a blacksmith, a meat market, two real estate offices, a livery and feed barn, a feed store, a general store and railroad offices.
In a 2004 interview, Thelma Lantz, longtime Terrebonne resident and daughter of pioneers, recalled that when she was a child Terrebonne was a bustling community. The main buildings were closer to the railroad tracks and there was a hotel, a creamery, a store and more.
A 1912 fire, suspected to have been intentionally started in the Hotel Hillman for insurance money, destroyed most of the buildings on the east side of the railroad tracks.
The town rebuilt, though mostly on the west side of the tracks, where 100 years later it straddles busy Highway 97 and is the gateway to popular Smith Rock State Park.

In the photograph the trees that are seen are Junipers. These are the trees my great grandfather was pulling. And they were probably all about that size. He really wasn't a Paul Bunyon. He just had a pair of mules and a  'puller'.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Grandpa's Journal

Disclosure: My great grandfather kept a journal while he was homesteading a ranch in 1911 Oregon. These are the entries 
as copied from that journal.

Sunday Feb.26, 1911

Sun. a.m. as usual. To S.S.and up to Hall's in evening. (The Hall's were his sister and brother in law)

Monday Feb.27, 1911

Wrote letters. Cut wood. Did work in barn, etc. B.P.(?)

Tuesday Feb. 28, 1911

No entry.

Wednesday Mar.1, 1911

No entry. 


Thursday Mar. 2, 1911

 Worked around house. Dad, mother, wife and I went to Redmond. Hall to B.P.


Friday Mar.3, 1911

Worked around house. Geo. and B. took dinner with us. To bridge in P.M. Sold Place.


Saturday Mar.4, 1911

Got home last night looked for building plat. H.sed to R' in P.M.


Sunday March 5, 1911

Went to Pres. S.S.at Redmond (I assume Presbyterian) To our S.S in P.M.


The extra entry is because there are no more entries until April 5. Seems they were busy with selling and moving. 

Reciprocating Blogrolls.

Many thanks to kx59 at Bells A Ringing for adding me to their blog roll. Back atcha. I've been reading them for a couple of years and enjoying every bit of it. Thanks once again!

I'm going to post this in its entirety.

 H/T to Pissed once again

Just in case it disappears, as some things do, from the internet.

From the Sentinel Newspaper

Say goodbye to the Bill of Rights 

Published on: Friday, December 02, 2011
By Brian J. Karem
I want everyone, no, I beg everyone to wake up. Right now.

Look around. If you’re twittering about Lady GaGa or the Kardashians, or sports, or anything else that doesn’t have to do with your rights in the United States, then just stop.

You no longer live in the United States as governed by the Bill of Rights.

Wake up!

The first amendment guarantees the right to free speech, peaceable assembly and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Sub chapter one: unless you’re an “Occupy” movement. Then all bets are off.

The second amendment guarantees the right to bear arms.

Sub chapter one: unless the government doesn’t want you to do so.

The third amendment is still intact because it guarantees that no soldier in a time of peace shall be quartered in anyone’s home. With all the money the government steals from you in taxes, this is no longer a problem today. We have plenty of government funded military bases where all of God’s little soldiers can live peaceably – or we subsidize them enough they can afford their own home.

Now that the first two amendments have effectively been eliminated, there is a great deal of concentration on vaporizing the fourth, fifth and sixth amendments.

Don’t worry. Our elected members of congress are on the case.

They’re destroying your rights even as I write this.

The Senate voted this week to keep a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial.

I couldn’t stand the Patriot Act. This is far worse. The measure is part of the massive National Defense Authorization Act and desperately needs to be dismantled.

The measure is not limited to foreign nationals or illegal aliens, but gives the government the authority to send American citizens to Guantanamo Bay if they are merely suspected of terrorism.

Let’s see . . . hmmm I’m of Lebanese descent. That makes me a second-generation Arab. I think our government is full of it. I think those in congress are a danger to the ideas and ideals that founded this country. I actively support getting rid of them by voting every single one of them out of office.

Do you want to now accuse me of being a terrorist? I want you gone. Get out.

Well the fourth and fifth amendments guarantee me several rights pertinent to any accusations against me. You cannot illegally search me. Really, well okay that one is shot too. Police routinely circumvent this right on a daily basis as they profile certain members of the population and create probable cause that doesn’t exist in order to search and detain them – whether they search a car, a home, or even a suspect’s own body parts.

So, whoops, I’m already done in there.

The Fifth Amendment guarantees me the right to not testify against myself, but once the police illegally obtain evidence, they can DNA test it and deny me that right. Cell phone companies secretly record everything you ever text or say and the government can in turn subpoena or otherwise obtain that information and further circumvent this amendment. The accused no longer have rights. Read the reports in the media. Once accused then you’re guilty. It’s not that you’re even presumed guilty. You’re done.

The sixth amendment guarantees me a trial by jury and due process. Forget that.

This week Congress effectively put a fork in this amendment and cleaned up any doubt that the fourth and fifth amendments still work. They don’t exist. They don’t work and you’re done.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), according to previously published reports, spelled it out for those merely accused of being terrorists.

“They should not be read their Miranda Rights. They should not be given a lawyer,” he said.

Yep, welcome to the United States of America.

The terrorists have won here. They’ve destroyed the fabric of our constitutional rights with the consent and active lobbying of those who represent us.

All that’s needed now is a little yellow star or insignia to pin on an “accused” terrorist. We can round them all up in cattle cars and ship them out to Miami where they can then board a garbage scow to Guantanamo and our transformation will be complete.

Anyone else want to gag?

Oh, I forgot, most of us are too busy on twitter or Facebook telling everyone else what they had for breakfast, what underwear we bought, or posting inspirational messages about things that really don’t matter.

Wake up!

Pretty amazing.

The 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011

H/T to Pissed at The Feral Irishman.

Hey CoolChange, what's on your IPOD, tonight?

Hope no one is depending on me as an alarm clock to get to work on Friday evening 'cause man you are late!
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Ballad of Curtis Lowe.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Well I'm certainly breathless!

If anyone ever tells you they cooked it on their fry pan...

And it doesn't look like this...
You have my permission to call them a liar, right in their face! No, really, go ahead! This is the lid from one of my dutch ovens. Anything else sucks goose farts.

Is there anything wrong with this picture? Answer below.

>I have the day off
>I'm about to make jerky in the dehydrator
>I spent the last 2 days processing a deer
>I have 40 links of venison sausage, 10# of chili meat, and
6 roasts
>There is no one here but me
>I'm in my bathrobe
>I'm commando in my bathrobe
>I'm cooking sausage on a cast iron skillet
>It didn't stick
>It's 10 AM
>I just poured a Crown and Coke to go with breakfast
>The sun is shining and the sky is an awesome blue
>I'm living life large


Absolutely HELL NO!