So, Er, Hi?

Yeah, I know, it’s been a looong, looong time, and I really can’t come up with any excuses for it.

Just a bit worn out, I suppose?

I keep telling myself: “OK, now THIS I must write about”, and then, before I’ve even had a chance to finish a thought in my head, much less put it down, sixteen other outrages happen. So which ones to cover, which ones not to cover? Most of them you’ve probably already read about on at least ten different sites who still regularly update and, at the end of the day, what can I possibly say about scandal X and exactly why it happened, not to mention what will happen next which, if the perpetrator is a Prozi, is a resounding nothing. Just like the previous 25,000 times.

And if it’s the Establishment once again stabbing their own voters in the back, turning the knife while laughing gleefully, what more can I say that I haven’t already said several hundred times? Should I say it again regardless? If so, which ones should I focus on and which ones shouldn’t I?

So I throw my hands in the air, mutter “let it burn” and promise myself that tomorrow, TOMORROW will be that glorious day when the Muse will come back and it all will come together.

Meanwhile, the site languishes for which I’m deeply sorry. This site and you, dear readers, mean the world to me. We’ve been through a lot together, and just pulling the plug just isn’t something I can do. On the other hand, if I don’t pull the plug, then I owe it to your weary eyeballs to at least occasionally put something new up here to read.

I suppose I could start posting funny cat photos 😉

Kidding! But seriously, sometimes I wonder if I shouldn’t just let politics take a hike and start writing about whatever. It’s not like anything is about to change. At this point, the Junta in DC and their RINO allies could lock up the doors to a nunnery, set it on fire and make s’mores, and all that would happen would be the usual few days/weeks of “something needs to be done” followed by “oh look, another scandal about which something needs to be done!”

So what do YOU think? Should we change focus, tone, stay the same, activate the self-destruct button or something else entirely.

After all, without you all, this site would have never been A Thing™, and I have always valued your input, even when I can’t seem to get through the spam trap that is my inbox on a regular basis.

Open thread!



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    I am in the same boat as far as being overwhelmed with the constant stream of Orwellian bullshit coming from the oligarchy. I don’t know what to focus on because there is so much to be outraged over. Watching your Republic die and it’s corpse being raped will do that to ya.

    But two points jump out at me.

    One; Yes, plenty of other blogs and sites may cover shit before you (or I) do, but the pups come here for your unique perspective and way of writing about it, not to mention the opportunity to be slightly more, shall we say colorful, in their response than they could at other places.

    Two; They’re overloading us on purpose. They’ve become Caligula when he said “What more can I do to insult them than I have already?” If we just shrug our shoulders and say “It is what it is”, they win.

    I’m in the same boat, with a few more leaks, as you are as far as the energy, time and muse thing, which I hope will change soon, so no advice there. Maybe we should just do what JB always said, just write what comes to you when it does and let it go.

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    FrJim, Imperial Chaplain growls and barks:

    The militant homosexual lobby is going apoplectic over my home state because…wait for it…they didn’t want people forced to violate their religious convictions by being forced to provide goods or services under the force of the government. And now people everywhere are refusing to do business in Indiana because the state government is…wait for it…bigoted.

    This is “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” all over again.


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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    We’re seeing the beginning of the end for the United States. Unless we get a Reagan in 2016, or worse, Cankles or Fauxahontas should sleaze their way in, The United States will end by 2020.

    On then lighter side of the news, The beating Harry Reid took New years has finally convinced him it’s time to hang it up.
    The down side? We’re probably stuck with upchuck Schumer.

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    LC FX Phillips growls and barks:

    I can understand that your majesty.

    Life gets in the way and with the scandal an hour regime in Washington and their milquetoast RINO enablers it is hard to keep on expressing the kind of outrage necessary in a new and novel way.

    That being said too many are giving up the fight. Perhaps some of us need to rush into the gaps of those who have wearied. There is no shame in being tired when so many are apathetic. I used to post here there and every where. I have written to my congress critters only to receive the same canned bullshit response. While this therapeutic it is not effective. Now the muse, as you say, comes by once and a while for a one night stand and leaves.

    At least with this site and others it is a great service where those of us of a like mind can realize we are not alone. Even with talk radio it has become a chore too listen to as I hear host after host recount the left’s arguments as nauseum ad infinitum almost as if they are trying to make the case for them. We understand what the left is about. We don’t need to be lectured on it every day. That type of thing has a cumulative affect on psyche.

    The argument is they hate us because we wish to live as freemen and reject their claimed superiority. Telling some one they are wrong is sure way to make an enemy especially when you are with the puerile narcissism that is endemic on the left. We are telling them they are wrong and backing it up with facts. They can forgive you for being “wrong” i.e. not accepting their holy but they can n never forgive you for being right as their whole raison d’ etre collapses around them. Because they have no religion but that which puts them at the center of the universe and thus infallible when they are proven wrong they fall into paroxysms of spittle inflected rage. All attacks on them are by definition personal attacks.

    Thus it boils down to this- the left’s paradigm is an amalgam of the seven deadly sins the most dangerous being when you demonstrate their all too evident fallibility.

    It is hard to combat this on a daily basis, sire. The fact that you have done it for so long and so well is a testament to your will, intrinsic sense of right and wrong and intellectual honesty.

    Keep it up Mischa. We need 1000 more like you.

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Dear Misha

    Write about the mundane and the good in TX and the areas near where you are located. Need ammo to convince wife that we need to have a retirement spot somewhere warm(er) than MI and closer to AZ but not in AZ…. and, yes, we need to keep this community in touch. We are not yet at Farnhams Freehold, but darn if it does not appear closer every day.

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    FrJim – am overseas at the moment, only channel in English is CNN.

    One would think that the KKK has re-arisen in Indiana with all the faux lather and protesting going on

    I happen to work in IN when not traveling, great state outside of a couple of major population centers and universities. I do think we need to print the federal law and the Indiana law on one sheet of paper and hand it out to every idiot protester and the MSM (but I repeat myself), then again, one cannot assume they are capable of reading comprehension.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    I am aware that the Emperor lives in the Great State of Texas. I am in the State of Ice, Snow, Granite and actual weather, aka New Hampshire.
    I was involved in a discussion online with a retired lawyer regarding militias, the second amendment and stuff. He was responding to someone regarding rebelling against the government. He said:

    What government says its citizens have the legal right to overthrow the government? If government said “you have those guns to kill us off at need,” how is that not a defense to a criminal charge of treason, fomenting rebellion or whatever?

    This gentleman is a retired/reformed lawyer, but I don’t think he practiced in my state. I replied to him with one of the articles from our state constitution.

    [Art.] 10. [Right of Revolution.] Government being instituted for the
    common benefit, protection, and security, of the whole community, and
    not for the private interest or emolument of any one man, family, or
    class of men; therefore, whenever the ends of government are
    perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other
    means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought
    to reform the old, or establish a new government. The doctrine of
    nonresistance against arbitrary power, and oppression, is absurd,
    slavish, and destructive of the good and happiness of mankind.”

    This is how we keep the moonbats in the legislature in line. We also have open carry, no permit and the CCW permit is not onorous. You fill out a form, take it to the local constabulary and pay a fee of $10. A week later they hand you your permit.
    No prints or pictures required. No training required, (Although you are a moron if you don’t take a class or two). and we are now moving Constitutional Carry through our legislature.
    Things aren’t all bad everywhere and we still have a bastion of freedom in the North East Quadrant.

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    LC FX Phillips growls and barks:

    angrywebmaster @ #:

    What government says its citizens have the legal right to overthrow the government? If government said “you have those guns to kill us off at need,” how is that not a defense to a criminal charge of treason, fomenting rebellion or whatever?

    This shows that your interlocutor has a fundamental misapprehension of from where our rights derive.

    We do not need the ruling thugocracy’s permission to hold them to account for violating the governing compact as once they do they lose their legitimacy to govern. All that follows is coercion and tyranny.

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    readerjp growls and barks:

    I don’t understand. I posted here last night (or early this morning), it was the second post. Now it’s nowhere to be found. Did I do something wrong/

    (JP, I checked the spam box and the awaiting moderation cue, nothing from you at all. The last comment I see form you was on Friday at 2345 or so in the EFA post. I can’t find anything on our end. Don’t know what happened pup. – crunch)

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Thanks 🙂

    Yeah, ain’t going nowhere, just need my motivation kicked back into gear. In the meantime, there’s always cat photos 😉

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Emperor Misha I @ #:

    In the meantime, there’s always cat photos

    Well, here’s a ” rel=”nofollow”>cat picture to help motivate you.

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    Here’s another point I thought of while working an accident today (Don’t try and follow the train of thought that got me to thinking of you and the Rott on an accident scene, I’ll take you places even I don’t want to go :em05: )

    There are plenty of times we may feel like we’re either preaching to the choir or pissing in the wind. But you know what we can’t quantify? How many people a day read what we write (when we actually write anymore) and are either swayed by the power of our intellect (and modesty), or get a point of view that they themselves spread to their circles. We, despite the ability to reach thousands across the country in a nanosecond, are at a distinct disadvantage to the pamphleteers of old, like Paine. They could see the immediate effects of their writing in a relatively small population (Like Boston etc) relatively quickly. People carried around and shared their pamphlets. The thoughts became topics of conversation in the bars and meeting houses. In contrast, we sometimes, most times will never know how many people were affected by what we write. I learned that, much to my delight, a few years back when a lurker used my words to make a video. He said that the passage he used meant a lot to him and he shared it with his family, who also were moved by them. I never would have known that if he hadn’t told me about it. Total strangers, reading and debating my thoughts. How many? More than posted on the original piece probably. That’s a great thing. That’s how Freedom of Speech works. The good ideas are spread by people who agree with them, with or without attribution, until they become institutions in and of themselves. It’s sort of like debating with Deej. We’ll never change his mind, of he ours, but what about the people reading our back and forths? Their minds, those we can change.

    Now, how many have you affected like that Misha? No way of knowing, but if you ask me, just knowing that they are out there should be all the motivation you need,

    Now, to follow my own advice, right?

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    Retired Spook growls and barks:

    Your Immensity;

    I can certainly sympathize with the idea of “let it burn.” We’re watching what our forefathers spent their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to purchase for us get whittled away by Prozi scum, who aren’t fit to lick the shoes of those who built it. There are times when “let it burn” is not only easier, but quicker; sort of a ‘pull the bandaid off quick” sort of thing.

    But while I can understand, and agree with, those who say “let it burn”, I still have a hard time with “watch it burn.” Can’t quite bring myself to that point yet, and probably won’t, as long as I have kids and grandkids who still think the way I do.

    Do as you will; stay in the fight, post cat pictures, or pull the plug and flush the whole thing down the loo.

    But as long as you want to stay in it, I’ll be checking in, and posting my occasional bits of drivel here and there.

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    So, what we had heah….was a failya…to communicate. Combination of overload, burn out, and time needed to process. Not the first time, Sire, and probably not the last. Do what you need to stay functional, because your voice on the intarwebz is a note of fresh air. When you post, you post, and the home site remains. Happens to me too, if you ever visit mine you’ll see blank time spots. Enh, WTF. I’m still there. And the Rottweiler Empire continues!

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    And what is this thing about giving up? :em06:

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    I’m guilty of not helping to carry the load, but my problem is a combination of burnout/frustration/incompetence. I see a topic, and think “Ok…I can do this one”…..and then realize how my country girl/redneck writing looks next to the Pros. Doesn’t take long for me to just say “Screw it”.

    Oh well. Sooner or later someone is going to screw up royally and I’ll manage a fisking of the old days. :em05:

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    I’m guilty of not helping to carry the load, but my problem is a combination of burnout/frustration/incompetence. I see a topic, and think “Ok…I can do this one”…..and then realize how my country girl/redneck writing looks next to the Pros. Doesn’t take long for me to just say “Screw it”.

    Oh well. Sooner or later someone is going to screw up royally and I’ll manage a fisking of the old days.

    Actually, some of us (by which I mean to say A LOT of us, myself most definitely included!) rather like your “country girl/redneck” take on things.

    Just saying, ‘s all. 🙂

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    DJA, MPSE sez:

    History is a great teacher, and it helps to calm the anxiety that people feel when things evolve.

    And everything evolves.

    Technology plays a HUGE role in the evolution. Things are always going to change. A lot of those changes might seem drastic to you now, but ten years from now you won’t even give it a second thought.

    Technology does develop, & I always expect that; but things don’t necessarily otherwise “evolve” in the sense adopted by Victorian & pop culture. “Change” can be bad, & history can prove an ugly business.

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    Crustyrusty growls and barks:

    ” I do have a life.”

    I think that’s a large part of what happens when bloggers slow down. Life asserts itself no matter who’s sitting in the Offal Office; bills need to be paid, chilluns need to be slavishly hauled to and from expensive extracurricular activities, and next year’s woodpile needs to be built up so the family can survive the coming Global whatever-it-is-called-this-week. That’s part of what happened to me. The other part is that you reach the point where you think that yelling against the wind is doing nothing, that the whole house of cards is going to collapse soon, so you stop yelling and start getting yourself ready for the inevitable.

    My $0.02 anyway

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    Ped Jism/Sed Jimp/Ed’s Jimp (Sorry, I like to play with anagrams when given a bunch of letters 🙂 ) mistakenly concluded:

    Which is why you are a “Conservative”. You don’t like change, even though there is nothing you can do to stop or slow it down. Change will happen in spite of you.

    I may be a conservative, but assuming I I’m automatically opposed to any change doesn’t follow.

    I said:

    “Change” can be bad

    But that doesn’t mean it’s never good!

    A certain amount of it is inevitable, especially in this 21st century. Your description suggests the obsolete notion that “Everything’s just getting better & better” as if that were a law of nature. Technology does trend that way–but humans, generally, do not improve. 🙁 Moreover incremental changes may eventually fail to solve hideously big problems.

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    Emperor Misha I says:

    Actually, some of us (by which I mean to say A LOT of us, myself most definitely included!) rather like your “country girl/redneck” take on things.

    Just saying, ‘s all. 🙂

    Dammit! You just threw out all my excuses. Well…guess I better get to lookin for something to write about. :em06: