Saturday, February 22, 2014

Texts From Superheroes

Texts From Superheroes

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Again with the No Degrees

It's 2 out right now at 7:20pm.  That's 2F.  Earlier today as I was shoveling the few inches of snow we got the last couple of days, it was 17, but the wind was coming up.  A wind, once it really gets howling later on tonight, could pretty much kill you.

Because it's going to be -20 without the wind.  Yeah, -20.  And the wind is going pretty good right now as it is.  I'm glad I got the new windows in last year.

Now, I'm in the wussy East part of the state in the Twin Cities, not the manly Western parts near the Dakotas that are getting real blizzard-die-die-die conditions right now.  So, I'll probably be able to see the road tomorrow as I head into work.  Of course, everyone with kids is going to no-doubt have to deal with school closings again, so at least I'll get a good parking space.

A couple of weeks ago it was -24 when I woke up at 7am or so.  -24.  But that was a pretty calm day.  I don't envy me, my morning.

It seems like every day since December 1st, save 4 or 5, has been either below zero, snowing, or both.

No point to any of this, really, I just like to remind myself about the people who handled all this 200 years ago in sod huts.

Saturday, December 14, 2013



Snow or Spiders - you can't tell, hahahahahahaha - wait, where are you going...?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Told Ya.

Yep, Jonah pretty much says it all.

If you can’t take some joy, some modicum of relief and mirth, in the unprecedentedly spectacular beclowning of the president, his administration, its enablers, and, to no small degree, liberalism itself, then you need to ask yourself why you’re following politics in the first place.

Saturday, November 9, 2013


I'm not a dream guy.

I've never met Tam.

I had a dream the other morning where me and my blog partner met Tam in Indiana-ville, then we were in a gun store and we were introduced to, and subsequently made fun of, a mare's legged Mosin Nagant.

It was long.

And that's why I'm not really a dream guy.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I'm a pretty Hawky, World Policeman kind of guy. And I won't cry if Assad the Chinless slips on a bar of "oh shit I'm an evil, murderous dictator and it finally caught up with me" in the shower and snuffs it.

The problem with this Syria thing isn't that they aren't a threat to our national interests, nor is it that someone uncorked some death gel. The problem isn't that we might knock somebody's block off or fire a few Tomahawks at now-abandoned airfields.

The problem, as I see it, is that no matter what we do or don't do, and for whatever reasons really smart guys say we should or should not do it, Obama will still be El Presidente afterwards. So bad idea or good idea, Obama will make it turn out badly for this country and bad for the West. I don't see it as much more complicated than that.

Monday, September 2, 2013

When You've Lost Hitler...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Definitely Not the Character I Play

Unlike Midwest Chick, my result from the survey bears almost no relation to the type of Fantast RPG character I played in my youth, although it's in the ballpark with how I play such things now.

Fun stuff though.

I Am A: Lawful Neutral Human Wizard (6th Level)

Ability Scores:

Lawful Neutral A lawful neutral character acts as law, tradition, or a personal code directs him. Order and organization are paramount to him. He may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or he may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government. Lawful neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you are reliable and honorable without being a zealot. However, lawful neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it seeks to eliminate all freedom, choice, and diversity in society.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Weiner Bites Self

I mean, really.

You can't make this stuff up.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Small Post for a Small Man

I posted about the pettiness and low character of Obama for 4 years, but not enough folks agreed with me to take away his key card.  This one I can't let go though.

What a douche.

Way to go, President Pindick.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Is This Thing On?

Wow, that was a longer break than I'd anticipated.

The combo of the gut-punch that was November 6th, having a semi-surprise house guest's stay stretch longer than anticipated, holiday "recharge" plans aborted, work going crazy, and having part of my house torn apart for a bathroom and window remodel for a while took it all out of me.   Extended social contact is not a strength in my family at the best of times, and I wearied: spent a lot of time in my office playing 15 year old computer games, feeling like butter scraped over too much bread, and not interacting much with folk.

But I'm in my 6th day of "Raw February" (nothing cooked, nothing processed), feeling good, regaining a little gleam in the eye, starting to pay more attention to something other than how fast I can kill the Guardian in Master of Orion 2 and get Damper Field tech.

And I notice the gun thing, especially right here in Minnesota, where they want to take anything with a mag/clip/feed cap over 7.  Hm.  Color me unsurprised, and almost uncaring.  Elections have consequences, dear-hearts, and the whirlwind's comin'.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I'm not a fence-sitter, and that means bruises sometimes.


Gonna be a rough 4 more years of El Presidente punk.

May we all survive to pick up the pieces.

Monday, November 5, 2012

We're Winning

Hard to believe, but THIS was a linked article on Powerline's top menu bar:

A for-real article about boomsticks.

Now, if it had been NRO's the Corner, I would have to dig up a "wha- wha- WHAAAAT?" graphic from somewhere.

What The Bloody Hell's Going On HERE?

Anyone got any theories on why you'd mount  a .22 pistol under an AR

Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Great, Kid! Now Don't Get Cocky!"

Okay. We're what, 3 weeks out? I've been a Romney guy since 2007, and certainly I've been pretty bullish about his chances this cycle. He's got a resume Obama can't compete with, we've all known that, and over the last several months he's shown he's got the abilities Obama can't compete with. He's smart enough, successful beyond most people's dreams, hard-working, good at managing and troubleshooting problems, generous, and willing to talk about the hard choices we're facing as a country. He's not perfect, doesn't pretend to be, enjoys politics and its facets, and doesn't let stumbles turn into pratfalls.

(Now, all that being said, assuming he wins, the next thought me and all the other conservatives will have is "alright, R2-Romney2 - prove to us you're not a run of the mill dipshit.")

I said "assuming he wins". Well, I've been assuming he wins for months now and for good reason, and absolutely nothing that's happened over the last few months has moved me one iota off of that position. In fact, the better Romney looks against the increasingly confused and desperate Obama, the more his chances increase. Do they even MAKE 40 state blowouts anymore? I don't know, but I can say safely as of now that Nov 6th 2012 is the best place to look for one.

Now, are there scenarios where Obama can pull out a win? Sure. But none of them are likely. The American people have taken his measure and found him wanting. Some people are disgusted by him, as I am; others simply have seen enough and will be willing to give the RomneyBot a chance or even stay home. And barring one of those weird edge-case scenarios (war, all the money blowing up, Romney pulling off his mask to reveal himself as a pig-nosed death alien from Aldeberan V) Romney's going to win, and most probably win big.

So for me that's a good bottle of bourbon to put in the cabinet and a really nice cigar or two for the humidor. November 6th will see TVs and radios on up and downstairs - TV's muted, radios loud - a fire in the downstairs fireplace, and the home project (I always try and schedule a home project for election night - keeps me from sitting down at my desk drinking and clicking refresh all night. I've done that before. It hurts the next day) will be putting in a new bookshelf.

In the end, predictions, feelings, and bluster all aside, all I can do is what everyone else who follows this crap does: cast my vote (hardly relevant in the presidential sense here in MN), cross my fingers, and hope.

Oh. And smoke cigars and drink bourbon. So the night can't be a complete loss.