Monthly Archives: November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Day to All

Phil and the Mrs. obviously have lots to be thankful for this year. As for me, my wife and I will be heading up to my Mom’s to spend the day with her; my 90-year-old grandmother; my uncle the lifelong … Continue reading

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Reading Material for the Long Weekend

As you most likely read yesterday, I’m out for painting duty. So, for your long weekend, I give you the all linkee, no thinkee, list of excellent on-line reading materials. Starting with trouble making philosopher Eric S. Raymond’s post “Ethics … Continue reading

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The Big Project

I’d like to e-welcome you all to Firebase Blue (all pics are click to embiggen) Yes, The Wife and I are finally real property owners. Back in September, when all the feces was beginning its forced rotation, some news weenie … Continue reading

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Marines Win Amazing Victory

30 Marines. 250 Taliban/insurgents. Eight hours. Designated Marksman defeats a company-sized enemy attack by himself with 20 consecutive one-shot stops. Read the whole thing. Weep about the fact that the milblogs and gunblogs are probably the only media outlets where … Continue reading

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BUMPED: Vote for Randy Luth!

Michael Bane says so, and he’s right. Click THIS LINK to do it now.

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I prefer a Sai, myself

It’s just more elegant than these adamantium stainless steel claws. But I’ll bet you know somebody who’d like a set of these from Santa.

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Action Alert

Or whatever they’re calling these things these days Maybe “A Call to Arms” would be more appropriate in this case? City of Seattle Mayoral Disgrace, Greg Nickels, is pushing ahead with his plan to toss Washington State Preemption Law, and … Continue reading

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Big Happenings Today

This afternoon should see the completion of the first stage of The Big Project, which will be blogged tomorrow, with pics, hopefully to everyone’s enjoyment. After that, Stage Two of The Big Project will begin, meaning that I will be … Continue reading

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Regulate RNS?

Not in a 100 years. Blogger beware? State regulators are wondering whether online political activism amounts to lobbying, which could force Web-based activists to file public reports detailing their finances.In a collision of 21st century media and 1970s political reforms, … Continue reading

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How Odd

Big Academia in Washington is about to take a (s)hit. 20% Cuts May Be Ahead for State Colleges, Universities Just a few months ago, the University of Washington was celebrating the end of a huge, successful fundraising campaign and was … Continue reading

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