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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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The Imperial Anti-TV Guide

Finally! I’m no longer the world’s loneliest among my fellow homo-sapiens. Another voice in my self imposed wilderness cries out! Hark my Brother!! Okay so you’re asking if I’m off my psych meds at this point and these voices are just a figment of my fevered mind… and the answer there is actually, no I

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Biden advises women

To follow up on the most awesome thread Lady M-ITT – of  Imperial Sniper Fame just posted…Another Democrat, no other than the highly esteemed (in the fever swamps of D.C. that is) VP himself gives out his sage advice to women on self defense….I guess at least Joe is not telling them to bite the

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On fishes and stage fright

So – Handed the keys to this shiny and sexy machine called the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler earlier today – I careened home through the desert in my SUV – O -DOOM at high rates of speed… Hey I can do that – gas is 80 cents a gallon over here, and after stomping on Mother Gaias’

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Of Coughs, Phlegm and General Malaise

“General Malaise” being the medical catch-all phrase that His Imperial Majesty learned in school for “I don’t know, doc, I just feel blech”, since “patient feels blech” doesn’t look very professional in writing. Caught ourself a secondary just as soon as we’d triumphantly announced that we’d beaten off the first bug, so off we went

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Okay Rotties: call it

I’d ask that each Rottie post their gut call for November. Mitt or Barry, over to you. Post reasons and any theories. this isn’t a “how will you vote”, I’d like to ask a realistic gut call on how this will go down. We’ve all seen the poll models, and they swing so far and

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Send Lawyers, Guns and Money

Well, not the first two actually, at least not as far as I know. I really hate doing this, particularly since I haven’t really been earning my keep around here lately, but it looks like things in the Empire have reached the point where I have to have a fundraiser in order to keep the

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Truth in silence

Time to Stop and Smell the Roses For a Bit

In which I wax long-winded, because that’s what I do, so I’ve taken the liberty of burying the rest under the fold. I just need a little break.

For Your Information

When our very good friend (if it weren’t for him, the iconic Rottie at the top of this site wouldn’t be there) and fellow OG’er Mike Hendrix of Cold Fury fame stopped posting on July 6th, we weren’t all that concerned since we knew that he was in the business of moving and had, in

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We Guess That’s It Then

Goodbye, America. It was a nice run while it lasted, but it’s time to tell the band to pack up, fill in the hole and chisel the date into the tombstone. United States of America 1776-2012 The end. She’s dead. Now it’s up to us if we’re up to building something to replace her, but

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Of Useless Brats and Attacking the Defenseless

We haven’t written about the elderly lady bus monitor who was verbally abused, mocked, threatened (yes, threatened with actual violence), ridiculed for her looks and telling her that she didn’t have a family because they’d all killed themselves to avoid being near her. Real life fact: Her son committed suicide 10 years ago. There’s a

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