Monthly Archives: June 2013

Old Tractors Versus New Crap: Part II

Every time I start my tractor a microscopic wave of common sense reverberates through the cosmos. OSHA hyperventilates. Ralph Nader weeps. Al Gore shudders. Obama’s teleprompter falls over. Nancy Pelosi drops kicks her armed bodyguard in the shin. Michael Bloomberg spills his big gulp. Domestic aerial drones lose their beaings. Twitter is delayed a half second. The NSA accidentally deletes someones’ Facebook profile. I smile! Continue reading

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Old Tractors Versus New Crap: Part I

It’s unmanly and a pox upon our society that a device costing a two grand and sporting twenty horsepower can get stuck on a ridge the size of a banana! Continue reading

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Word For The Day: Setback Mowing

Well played oh verdant nemesis. Continue reading

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Morning Schedule

Get up & start the coffee. While coffee is brewing, go to the barn and turn the chickens loose. Notice a skunk nosing around the woodshed. Shoot the bastard. Pour coffee. Go to work.

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Corruption Niche: III

Earlier I mentioned my theory that when a situation is ripe for corruption, someone will step into that role. Today I though I’d list a few random corruption niches. They’re just part of a game I play called “how long before someone does predictable evil and everyone acts shocked”. Continue reading

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Corruption Niche II

First an editorial note from the Curmudgeon: Events have overtaken me.  Daily politics get overwrought so I try to let the fetid air disperse before commenting. I wrote about “Corruption Niches” well after the trifecta of suck which included “the … Continue reading

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Word For The Day: Corruption Niche

It’s self defeating to build the trap and add the cheese just so you can be shocked when a mouse gets snapped. I won’t play that game. None of us should! Continue reading

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The Possibility Of Ridiculous Outcomes: Part III

There are people on this earth who are willing to (and have) disrupted the lives of everyone in a large city. They have done this to free, adult, American, citizens. They did this despite the fact that they weren’t personally tough enough to endure a donut shortage. These people have badges. Continue reading

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News That You Haven’t Heard

The last time things were this good a family vehicle could be purchased for $550 and tanked up for eight cents a gallon. 2013 is likely to have a murder rate so low it predates the invention of chocolate chip cookies, Chia pets, Alaskan statehood, television, NFL football, Superman, McDonalds, and Shirley Temple (who is still alive by the way). Continue reading

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Word For The Day: Undernews

Undernews – (Noun) News that is widely available on the Internet (particularly blogs) but doesn’t get much (or any) attention in the Mainstream Media. I didn’t coin the term.  It’s been kicking around for years.  What can I say; I … Continue reading

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