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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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Old Coot Accessories

I mentioned recently that I had an almost irresistible urge to yell at some kids to get off my lawn. This is better.

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More “why didn’t I think of this?”

I have no words for this.

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An added bonus

I picked up a new firearm today.  Details aren’t necessarily important.  I’ve been saving a bit here and there for almost 2 years to be able to do this, and I finally got it.  I know this is kind of perverse, but when I got it home, I noticed there is a sticker on the […]

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Tattoo time

When I was 14, I decided to get my ear pierced after seeing Orson Bean on the Tonight Show.  I got it done when I was 27. When I was in my early 20′s I decided to get a tattoo.  I’ve spent the last 30 years deciding what to get.  I wanted to make sure […]

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