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Well, this should be fun

For the last week, the weather folks have been forecasting a major ice storm here in the Ratlands.  They are predicting up to a half inch of ice around these parts, up to an inch a bit further north.  Needless to say, the likelihood that a significant number of folks around here are going to […]

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Pretend

Lovely graphic seen at Borepatch (who has excellent taste in these sorts of things) Of course, I’m immune.  I don’t use WiFi in public places.  And, I didn’t talk to people in public in 1995, so it would pretty much be business as usual for me.

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Drugs are Like Shoes…

“Drugs are like shoes: everybody needs them, but they don’t always fit.” I have no idea what that means.‡ The Head Rat has me watching Sense8 on Netflix.  Not one of my favorites (although, I have to admit it’s better when you see the first episode).  The quote is from the show.  I only mention […]

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Electoral college

Because I am working today, and because it has been a rather slow day, I have been following live reports on the electoral college voting.  According to the reports, Texas has just put Trump’s total over the 270 necessary for election.  Texas and California started their voting process at about the same time.  California is […]

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Biathacross

I’ve had a couple of road jobs recently and have been contemplating the verities of the universe, the meaning of life, and other assorted very deep thoughts.  Well, that’s always what I plan to do on a road trip.  It usually doesn’t work out that way. This week I wasn’t able to get my new […]

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Garden State moment

Ever have one of those days where you say something and then later realize that you used a combination of words that is so strange it may have never, ever been used by another human being?  Ever?  I’m not talking about made-up words like “shazizzle”, I”m talking about real words. Let me know if you […]

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Happiness

Leave your concealed carry weapon locked in your vehicle for a couple of hours while you attend to business inside a county jail in 8° weather.  When you re-holster your weapon in your Inside the Waist Band concealed carry holster, you quickly learn the Beatles were right when they said “Happiness is a warm gun.”

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Motivation

I’ve been having some trouble getting anything accomplished the past few days.  For example, this morning I planned to drink heavily all day, but I just never got around to it.

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An alternate wording

AKA: let me fix that for you. I was perusing Facebook a couple of days ago (yes, I know it was a mistake, but sometimes I just can’t help myself) when I noticed one of those slogan/graphic thingys on the wall of one of my left-leaning facebook friends.  It said: “small government” is fascist dog […]

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Well, this is embarrassing.

I”ve been away from Ratlands so long that I forgot the login password. I’ve been busy, but not that busy.  I’ve just been unable to bring myself to write about politics.  Longtime reader, former co-worker, and friend, Larry e-mailed me about 6 weeks ago summarizing his assessment of our (then) current situation.  While I agree […]

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