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Old Cars and Strong Hearts

In this era of Obamanomics and plenty (of misery for all), Decent folk try to get by – and try to help one another out when they can. As a lot of you know – I’m a part time gear head with a long history of tinkering with the mechanical beasts we either loathe or

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When in Danger, When in Doubt…

Run in circles, scream and shout! Reporting from the Ebola capital of the Empire: We’ve been filtering through the media “reporting” on the issue throughout the day, trying to find out what’s actually going on as opposed to what you might read on FaceBork and other reputable news sources. Not that we’d ever doubt the

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And Now, For Some More Serious News…

It has come to our attention, actually it has been known to us for a while but we were holding off the news a bit because the subject of it hates it when people fuss over him, that our very own LC Brendan, our favorite beer-swilling Oz, is about to undergo surgery for a parathyroid

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I May Have to Start Watching My Back

Now, being ever mindful of the legacies of empires long gone, it is His Imperial Majesty’s policy to arm his heirs against just about anything that might come their way. Weapons training, judging characters, trust, subterfuge, reading between the lines, sarcasm, devastating put-downs with a smile on your face, that sort of thing. But we

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On This Day in History

…In which His Imperial Majesty attempts to bore you all to tears with his irreverent commentary about monumental historic events. Such as Feb 14, 270 AD, when Claudius the Cruel (we’d kill for that nickname!) had a preacher beaten to death and beheaded, because he wanted to be absolutely sure, apparently, for running around marrying

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Sorry, Alligators Snapping at Our Arse Everywhere

But that’s no excuse for not at least making a noise, we suppose, so we apologize. What’s been going on in the world? The only thing we know of, having been too busy to do much of anything other than try to keep up with the running of the Imperial Palace, is that this must

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SOMEBODY’S Aiming to Misbehave

Thanks to LC HempRopeAndStreetlight. Not quite sure what to make of this, but it looks like some natives are getting “restless.” (CNN) — Federal investigators said Tuesday they’re now probing three cases of sabotage aimed at electrical substations and transmission lines in rural Arkansas, including attempts involving a tractor and a moving train. Not much

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Duct tape in short supply after PA Biker Rally

*** Folks, After some more review,  It appears the below linked blog article is satire, sorry if I caused confusion – it’s still a funny read tho…***   I must admit, I am having a bit of difficulty writing this. It’s hard to type on these new laptops with the back lit keyboards – the

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Life in the sand pit on 9-11

Sorry for my absence folks – I’ve been on a hiatus, got some time home and doing what I do, I generally make all efforts to NOT play on computers and screw around on the intertubes during those times. Not that I could if I wanted to – you go traipsing around the globe for

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Question for those of you who know of these things

Guys, a question (which can be a semi-open thread, or not – your choice). I have a relative who has a talent for hand-loading ammo. This relative would prefer to begin preparations for the moment when the fecal material impacts the oscillating device. Questions: How much total layout, and how easy to acquire? (Meaning, of

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Happy Father’s Day!

In which we get to congratulate ourself as well as any and all other fathers who might be reading this. You know, there are times when we, watching the foul mess that a once free nation is turning into and knowing, without a reasonable doubt, where it all will and, indeed, must end, wonder if

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If It Wasn’t For Bad Luck…

…poor Jackboot wouldn’t have any, as the saying goes down here. We were just informed that he was let go from his job and, as a result, is going to have trouble making his rent. I know, but the thing is that he’s too damn proud to mention it himself, so that’s why I’m doing

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They’re Turning Out Well

Not to brag or anything (which is a clear sign to anybody knowing His Imperial Majesty that he’s about to do just that), but our Imperial Heirs just got their report cards and both of them tested above the “Advanced” category. Which, of course, led to His Imperial Majesty reacting as any responsible, loving father

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Reflections of a former urchin

With any bad news – maybe there is always some good to share. I hesitated greatly to write this post – with the untimely passing of the man known as EFA and the attendant posts – I feel guilty a bit about posting so soon. It doesn’t seem proper in some ways. Maybe a little

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Equal Opportunity – Unequal Risks

Looking through various headlines I came across this: Marine General says women ready for Combat This is sure to be a hot button topic- so At the risk of crossing swords with the G.L.O.R’s here across the mighty Empire I have to say simply this – it’s wrong. It’s just flat out wrong. The General

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