Frank James says it better than I can.

I agree with him 100%.

The best we can hope for is the scenario of a very divided government this time around. 

I really think that Mittens Romney will be a bigger disaster than Barry O….if he is elected, which I doubt will happen…

Many disagree. That is ok, you all vote your best choices, and I’l vote mine. I sincerely hope I am wrong, but I doubt that I am.

Either way, we are screwed. Liberal or “less Liberal”….Statist or just a Big Government guy.

We got nothin’ to vote for, and a vote against just brings the lesser of the two weasels into play. Bad, or worse?

A partial win

Unlike Indiana, many states do not require an ID to vote. Generally each time they try to implement such a rule, they get slammed by lawsuits.

Most of the time the argument against is that this somehow inconveniences or disenfranchises the minority voter….Despite the fact that anyone who works (legally), has a bank account, cashes a check, gets government assistance or ever needs to go into a government building must have an ID document issued by the state to do so.

But to vote? Oh, No, that’d be an inconvenience and a hardship to require an ID.

But, believe it or not, the 9th (yeah, that one) Court of Appeals finds that there is no evidence of the undue hardship or burden for anyone, especially minority voters.

We are winning. Slowly, and with a great struggle, but we are winning. This is precedent setting.

I guess that the DNC will have to find another way to cheat soon.

Things like this could easily make me a criminal

While I do sympathize with police and the shit they deal with on their job:

Were something like this to happen on my property or to my dog, I’d likely end up in prison, on death row, charged with killing a cop about 20 seconds later.

And yeah, my dog is a sweetie, and I’d shoot a cop if he/she shot her. Of that there is no doubt. Up close, at the time, or from a ways off the next day….It’d happen. The badge wouldn’t be a shield for that.

WTF is it with cops shooting dogs?

Lady luck

She who usually doesn’t even notice my existence, has seen fit to gift me.

While I usually figure that my purchase of a raffle ticket as a donation to the particular charity or organization which is holding the raffle, in this case, I won a rifle. A nice change of luck.

A Savage Mark II .22 bolt action rifle with Accutrigger. Synthetic stock. Blued finish. 3-9 X 40 scope.

She’s a sweetie. I’ll have to post a range report when I get a chance.

I figure that if I had all the money that I have spent on gun raffles for organizations over the years, I could have had H&H make me a custom and have money left over.

So it’s nice to win one for a change.

And just in time for BAG day too.

Home again

An interesting trip, part business and part fun.
But it is good to be home again.

It was relaxing, the last part, and the entire trip was fun, We were easily able to relax knowing that our menagerie was in the capable hands of a friend.

Thank you Brigid. You have no idea how much your taking care of our home is appreciated.

And thank you to EJ for making the trip home as painless as possible. It’s nice having a chauffeur to make the trip from the airport easy and painless. 

Tomorrow: Back to the grind.

View from our porch

Not Tam’s, ours.

Can anyone guess where we are?

Blogging should resume in a few days, as we were off grid, and will be home in 6 days or so.

In the mean time, enjoy the view that we are experiencing:

If anyone can guess, there is an all expense paid trip to your kitchen as a prize.

Britain follows suit

Britain follows on the heels of the US.

They will monitor all calls and emails, and all web use of the citizens (and, apparently, visitors) in the UK.

Orwell was a prophet.

Kinda scary. isn’t it?

Soon, here in the US too. Unless something drastic should happen to that site in Utah.

Remember, they are watching and listening. Perhaps I am not as paranoid as I have been accused of….