Monthly Archives: June 2008

Faith vs Science

The scientist says “This is a fact I know” and “This is my interpretation of what it means.” The first part is always good. The second part is where scientists get in trouble. The religious scholar says “This is what … Continue reading

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The Second Amendment

The Supreme Court of the United States has finally reaffirmed that the right to own and bear arms is in fact a personal right. They also ruled that you cannot be required to keep your gun in an unusable state, … Continue reading

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Book of the Moment #6

Just Finished: “Soul Music” by Terry Pratchett. This is the second or third time I’ve read this book. Needless to say, I enjoyed it; any of the Discworld novels are good, although I have my favorites, and this is one … Continue reading

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Obama Starts Using His Race as a Tool

Friday night in Jacksonville, Florida, Obama said: “We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid,” Obama said at the fundraiser. “They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. … Continue reading

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The War Against Bahia Grass

Changed the blades on my mower this morning. I’ve got a Toro Titan Z5200 zero-turn mower, and it’s the neatest thing since sliced bread was invented. I now mow two acres in less than 1 1/2 hours, which used to … Continue reading

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Book of the Moment #5

Just Finished: “The Stars Down Under” by Sandra McDonald. As mentioned before, this is the sequel to “The Outback Stars”, which I’ve already read. I enjoyed this book and it’s predecessor, but there are aspects that I don’t particularly like. … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Update

The Suzuki DR650SE I have on order is taking forever to get here. I checked around for alternatives, and it seems the high gas prices have caused a run. One dealer told me that they can’t keep anything in stock … Continue reading

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Obama’s Take on Handling Terrorists

It has become clear in the last few days that Obama’s approach to protecting us from mass-murderering terrorists is to use the legal system of the United States to try and incarcerate them. This is from his interview with ABC’s … Continue reading

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One Reason I Switched to Mac

Genuine headline on OSnews website: “Man Gets Windows Vista to Work With Printer”. Enough said. -Popgun

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Father’s Day Movie

Second Hand Lions – recommended – and appropriate to the day. -Popgun

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Father’s Day

I spent a bit of time today thinking about Father’s Day, and about being a father, and also thinking about my oldest son also being a father. I thought of how proud I am of my boys. And it’s been … Continue reading

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I Mowed…

I mowed; It rained… Anybody see anything ironic in that? -Popgun

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A Bone to Pick with John McCain

John McCain is going to get my vote for President, mainly because he represents the closest choice to my convictions. But I do not see eye to eye with him on some things. Mr. McCain – I know you side … Continue reading

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Book of the Moment #4

Just Finished: “In the Courts of the Crimson Kings” by S.M. Stirling. Think “John Carter of Mars’ combined with ”Flash Gordon”, set on a Mars that is a bit more habitable then the reality. A cross-species romance, Indiana Jones type … Continue reading

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Things Not to Do on a Motorcycle

The voice of experience: Never follow too close behind a cattle trailer while riding a motorcycle. -Popgun

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Self Defense and Guns

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but here are a couple of excellent websites to learn not only about concealed carry and defense with a firearm, but why you would want to consider it. Oleg Volk’s A Human Right Kathy Jackson’s … Continue reading

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Obama vs Jews

Isn’t it really interesting how Obama’s official site had anti-semitic postings; and how fast they were scrubbed when the rest of the world noticed? They apparently even tried to scrub it out of Google’s cache. Apparently it was posted by … Continue reading

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About the Motorcycle Thing

Looks like I’m getting the Suzuki after all. It should be here in about a week. I’m really looking forward to this. When you spend many years developing a set of skills, you really feel like you’re missing something in … Continue reading

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Democrats vs Republicans on Gas Prices

It’ll be interesting to see what the congress-critters do about the price of oil. In the meanwhile, here’s how they did in the past: ANWR Exploration House Republicans: 91% Supported House Democrats: 86% Opposed   Coal-to-Liquid House Republicans: 97% Supported … Continue reading

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Book of the Moment #3

Just Finished: “Odd Hours” by Dean Koontz. Dean Koontz has continued the development of his character Odd Thomas in this book. Odd has the ability to see dead people. This episode takes place in a sea-side town in California, and … Continue reading

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