Thursday, May 03, 2007

Poking around the ol' hard drive

I was looking around my hard drive for a file, and I ran across this oldie but goodie. Enjoy.

Cowboy's Guide To Life
  • Don't squat with your spurs on.
  • Don't interfere with something that ain't botherin' you none.
  • Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  • The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm. The colder it gets, the harder it is to swaller.
  • If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
  • If it don't seem like it's worth the effort, it probably ain't.
  • It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
  • The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning.
  • Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
  • If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
  • Don't worry about bitin' off more'n you can chew; your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you think.
  • Always drink upstream from the herd.
  • Generally, you ain't learnin' nothin' when your mouth's a jawin'.
  • Tellin' a man to git lost and makin' him do it are two entirely different propositions.
  • If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya.
  • Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
  • When you give a personal lesson in meanness to a critter or to a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.
  • When you're throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else.
  • Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back.
  • Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's sure crucial to know what it was.
  • The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back into your pocket.
  • And, never, ever, miss a good chance to shut up.
I don't do so well with that last one, huh?

They take a vacation; we take a hike

It would seem that politicians are the same the world over...

The Iraq parliament's recess, starting this July, would likely come without Baghdad politicians reaching agreements considered key to easing sectarian tensions.

You know, I think if they leave town, all our people should be gone by the time they get back. If they don't care about their country enough to keep on task and do the things they need to do in order to have a country, they don't deserve any more of our blood or treasure. I'd have our guys pull north into the Kurdish areas and sit there while the southern part of Iraq finishes killing each other off. Then let the Kurds have the whole thing. They can invite their Turkish and Iranian brothers to move in, and the problem just goes away, more or less.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Freedom of speech abolished; no film at 11

Wired is reporting on a Chicago high school student arrested for his essay in a creative writing class. That shredding sound you hear is the Constitution being ripped to pieces.

Attention Guilford County, NC

The State of NC Annual Revenue Enhancement Patrols are in your area. The NC Highway Patrol's 2007 Operation Slowdown is underway, and this week it's Guilford County's turn to help out the cause.

“The faster you're going, it takes you know, less time to lose control of your vehicle and certainly the results could be devastating,” explained Trooper T. L. Van Dyke.

Sounds very convincing. "Speed kills" and all that. Doesn't the Highway Patrol hire any troopers who can, like, speak proper English when being interviewed?

"What we're doing is concentrating on speed violations, seat belts, obviously the ‘Move Over’ law,” Van Dyke added.

Apparently not.

For the record, a speeding ticket can cost as much as $300 plus $110 in court costs. Of course, the troopers are just doing what they're told to do. If the state's coffers get a bit fuller, so much the better, right?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Also worthy of note

I ran across a mention of this on the Bison Survival Blog:

Urban Survival

Not exactly what you think from first glance. This isn't survival After the Fall in an urban setting. It seems to be more of how to survive "right now" in our time of rising inflation, decreasing wages/benefits, Peak Oil and the Housing Bust.