Tuesday, February 24, 2009


On this day in 2006, I started this little corner of BlogWorld.

Is that three years? And almost one and a half million visits.


I'm proud of most of the scribbles I've posted here (ambivalent about some others); been quoted by some good people, linked by a lot more, met a couple in person; and picked up some Blogchildren here and there.

All-in-all, a good three years.

Here's looking at the next.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Thought for the day:

Q: What's the difference between Jesus and Obama?

A: Jesus was a carpenter; Obama can't even assemble a cabinet.


The last time I saw this many withdrawals, it was in the Detox tank at the County jail on a bad Saturday night.


Monday, February 16, 2009

From the Comments:

Gentle Reader Mark comments:

"Which do you consider more important? The Bible, or the Constitution of the United States? Because Mr. Bush and all the front-running Republican candidates have made plain that the Bible trumps the Constitution."

To answer the first part of your comment, the Constitution -- to plagiarize the Bible a skosh -- is the Alpha and the Omega of the United States and of our government. Nothing trumps the Constitution, not the Bible, nor the Reg Vida, the Torah, the Kitab, the Quran, the Zend Avesta, the Guru Granth Sahib, the Codex Regis, the Tao Te Ching, or any other sacred text from the thousand and one ways Man has decided to worship the Eternal.

To the second part, I have to ask: in what way have all these folks -- and I quote: "made plain that the Bible trumps the Constitution"?

Other than Mike Huckabee -- who paid a price for it -- I don't remember the rest of the Republican candidates advocating an overthrow of the Constitution in favour of the Bible.

Indeed, the cult of personality woven about your candidate Barack Obama by the media -- with the willing collusion of the rich and powerful in Hollywood and inside the Democratic Party -- is the closest step these United States have ever taken towards a theocracy since 1776.

And while we're on the subject, tell me why it is that when President Bush established the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the liberals savage him for "violating the separation of Church and the State", but when President Obama changes the name of that office a bit, declares his intention to expand it's scope, and mulls over making it a Cabinet-level position -- nobody even twitches?



One of my weaknesses is -- was -- Gary Larson's The Far Side.

While I found most of his cartoons to be side-splittingly funny, I had a particular soft spot for the ones involving law enforcement, and most of those wound up taped somewhere to my desk.

It was a black day when Mr. Larson decided to stop penning these little jewels.

However, all is not lost -- we have been introduced to Tundra, by Chad Carpenter.

Obviously inspired by The Far Side, Tundra has the same quality of quirky, surreal humour that tickles my ever-so-slightly "off" funny-bone.

Looks like I'm going to have to clear some space on the old office wall.


Monday morning rumination

"Government is not the solution to our problems; government is the problem."

--Ronald Reagan


Thursday, February 12, 2009

This should be interesting ...

Mark of TxFellowship runs a Blog Talk Radio show that was my first ever interview.

Friday night he'll be doing a show on preparedness, with some guests from Alpha Rubicon.

It should be well worth the listen.


Sunday, February 08, 2009


Why is it that Hollywood consistently runs storylines about people who are guarding (or searching for) Artifacts of Apocalyptic Power, what are guarded by (or also sought by) Mysterious Deadly Bad Guys Capable Of Killing With A Single Finger --

-- and the good guy quite obviously doesn't know the Good End of a firearm from the Bad End?

I mean, call me nutso, but if this schmuck is the mythical Bartender of the Silver Light, charged by Fate with recovering the Sacred Swizzle Stick of Horus before it Ends The World As We Know It -- and knowing that said schmuck is going to be opposed by the fanatical (and deadly) Wombat Clan of Egyptian Ninjas (Transylvanian chapter #5496) -- don't you think it might be somewhat wise for the afore-mentioned schmuck to have the entire Thunder Ranch syllabus under his belt?

And don't these people have any friends? Relatives? The half-a-bubble-off-of plumb uncle that doesn't get invited to family reunions; the cousins with NASCAR bumperstickers and cookbooks full of recipes for 'possum; or the high-school and/or military buddies that went on that roadtrip to Mexico resulting in 110 sutures, mysterious blood stains, some enigmatic tattoos, short-term antibiotic regimens, and oaths of secrecy?

Or is that just me?

With the Fate of the World at stake, you'd think any self-respecting secret society worth the name would have the funds set aside for some decent prior training, or -- if the training isn't possible -- the direct phone number to Blackwaters Rent-A-Friend Program.


Mysterious Emissary: "LawDog, you are the last descendant of the girlfriend of the second squire of the third-to-last Equerry of the Benedictine Chapel that once sheltered a lost patrol of Knights Templar for a rainy weekend. It is your DEEESSSS-tiny to recover the Holy Truss of Saint Fred the Sproinged before it is used to bring an end to the world!"

LawDog: "Now what? Haven't you folks ever heard of bank vaults? Yale locks? Sodding Switzerland?"

Mysterious Emissary: "You must travel to the mysterious depths of the Amazon Basin to the mythical Temple of Garglegarglehack -- I say, old chap, isn't that an awful lot of guns?"

LawDog: "No. On the way to the Amazon, do you mind if we stop off and pick up a couple of friends?"


Oh, well.


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Phlegmfatale Blogmeet

Yesterday, the lovely Phlegmfatale hosted a Blogmeet at Chez Phlegm.

It never ceases to amaze me what a diverse, intelligent, and truly fun group of people gunbloggers are.

I have finally been introduced to several people whom I have read and admired for some time, but never really met -- and I am the better for it.

AEPilotJim, Alan, Holly, FarmGirl, JPG, MattG, Ambulance Driver, Dockbot, OldNFO, Rabbit, Robert, Peter, JR and, later on, Lady Breda and her husband Mike joined us by webcam.

There were guns, puns and pig candy in glorious abundance; stories were told, jokes were cracked, and laughter was a constant companion.

Good food, good company and good times.