Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday morning sleep-in #132

Gray and rainy this morning. Feels like the blues.






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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Morning Coffee #153

Nothing goes with your morning coffee like cleaning up dogshit on the living room carpet.

Little anklebiter hasn't gotten the hang of that whole housebreaking thing yet.

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Tejas is finally coming into the 21st Century in regards to carrying firearms.

Open Carry in Texas

With such a reputation as a "gun state" you'd think they would have taken care of this a long time ago.
How long before the boobs carrying around their M-4geries at port arms fuck everything up?

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Freakin' awesome.

These guys do it all. You Shook Me All Night Long, Bohemian Rhapsody and a bunch of others.




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Friday, April 17, 2015

Drinkin' week - Friday Puppy Update


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Anklebiter...

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Speaking of puppies...

How 'bout the sweater puppies on that violinist?





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Just got to make it through today and we can chill for a couple days.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Drinkin' Week - Thursday

Sometimes I just don't know when to stop...




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The party ain't over until you smile for the mugshot...












Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Drinkin' Week - Tuesday

Sometimes you just can't drink enough...

The smell of the paper mill stays in my work clothes. I can smell it when I come back to the hotel room after dinner.

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Reposted from several sites... 

The pilot was locked out of the cockpit. 

That phrase finally revealed the full horror of the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit, then locked the door to prevent his re-entry. After which Lubitz, for reasons unknown and perhaps unknowable, deliberately steered the jet into a harrowing 8 minute plunge ending in an explosive 434 mph impact with a rocky mountainside. 150 men, women and children met an immediate, unthinkably violent death.

Lubitz, in his single-minded madness, couldn't be stopped because anyone who could change the jet's disastrous course was locked out. 

It's hard to imagine the growing feelings of fear and helplessness that the passengers felt as the unforgiving landscape rushed up to meet them. Hard - but not impossible.

Because America is in trouble. We feel the descent in the pits of our stomachs. We hear the shake and rattle of structures stressed beyond their limits. We don't know where we're going anymore, but do know it isn't good. And above all, we feel helpless because Barack Obama has locked us out.

He locked the American people out of his decision to seize the national healthcare system. Locked us out when we wanted to know why the IRS was attacking conservatives. He locked us out of having a say in his decision to tear up our immigration laws, and to give over a trillion dollars in benefits to those who broke those laws.

Obama locked out those who advised against premature troop withdrawals. Locked out the intelligence agencies who issued warnings about the growing threat of ISIS.  He locked out anyone who could have interfered with his release of five Taliban terror chiefs in return for one U.S. military deserter.

And of course, Barack Obama has now locked out Congress, the American people, and our allies as he strikes a secret deal with Iran to determine the timeline (not prevention) of their acquisition of nuclear weapons.

Was Andreas Lubitz depressed, insane, or abysmally evil when he decided to lock that cockpit door and listen to no voices other than those in his head? Did he somehow believe himself to be doing the right thing?

The voice recordings from the doomed aircraft reveal that as the jet began its rapid descent, the passengers were quiet. There was probably some nervous laughter, confusion, a bit of comforting chatter with seatmates, followed by a brief period in which anxiety had not yet metastasized into terror.

It was only near the end of the 8 minute plunge that everyone finally understood what was really happening. Only near the end when they began to scream. 

Like those passengers, a growing number of Americans feel a helpless dread as they come  to the inescapable conclusion that our nation's decline is an act of choice rather than of chance. The choice of one man who is in full control of our 8 year plunge.

A man who has locked everyone out.

Originated at Hope n Change 

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There is hope.

States slam the brakes on Iran, enact tough economic sanctions.

While the United States and Iran edge closer to a nuclear deal, nearly two dozen U.S. states are imposing their own sanctions against Tehran – a move some say could derail fragile talks between the two countries.

See what they did there? Individual states, within the Union, acting as they see fit...

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Monday, April 13, 2015

It's Drinkin' Week - Monday

It's going to be one of those weeks that makes you want to crawl into a bottle and drown.

Let's spend our Monday with Tom T Hall...





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