Saturday, April 20, 2013

Why, of course it's different this time

As I wait on Mrs Freeholder to prepare for a breakfast and small shopping expedition, I want to take a moment to bum you out. Bang! It's about current economic news (particularly "austerity") and, in a way, why economics gets a bad rap as a science.  Short version is that all countries are really asking for it by piling on debt, and that the outcome is predictable.  The timing isn't, and that's why economics gets a bad rap.  People think a science should be able to give them a hard and fast answer, as in "The US economy will collapse when the debt to GDP ratio reaches x. It doesn't work that way.

Come to think of it, that same thought probably explains why prepping gets a bad rap in many circles.  Those of us that prep do so for something that is basically predictably unpredictable.  Many times,the individual prepper may never use their preps in the way they expected to, and so their efforts are considered "wasted".

Yet those same preps, often meant for The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAKI), are what tides us over during a weather event, unemployment or other less than end of the world event.  But because it isn't the end of the world, the prepper and their preps get no credit.

Luckily I don't worry about getting credit.  Keep calm and prep on, folks.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'll take my serving of crow

With relish.

The Senate on Wednesday defeated a background check amendment seen as the linchpin to Democrats' gun control bill, dealing a major setback to President Obama -- who lashed out at opponents in unusually blunt terms during remarks from the Rose Garden. 

Seems the boy who would be king has his knickers in a twist over being told "No" by his subjects.  All I can say is


(Thanks to ASMDSS for the graphic graphic.  I've been saving it for just the right moment.)

Reports are also coming in that Feinstein's gun grab went down in flames.  Good.  I hope she catches on fire as well.

I'm a fairly happy camper for the moment.  Still a lot of work to do at the state levels all over the place.

Monday, April 15, 2013

I tweet...

Therefore I'm...what?  A twit (shut up, Mountain Man)?  A Tweeter?  A twitterer?

Well, whatever I am, sometimes I'm lazy or in a hurry.  Sometimes what I have to say is short and to the point, or unworthy of a blog post.  Sometime I'm away from my computer, but have my smart phone handy.

So if you want to see this semi-random stream of consciousness BS constrained to 140 characters of less, follow me on Twitter.  It's as much an experiment as anything, so don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

And the fix is in

The weasels in Washington are slowly but surely compromising on our rights.  Sure, we can all raise hell, call, email and write, but like with TARP and Obamacare, it's a done deal.  What we want from our representatives doesn't count any more.

It was a nice experiment while it lasted.  Wicked as it sounds, I only hope the end comes soon and fast.  I can see no sense in dragging this out.  Take Ol' Yeller out back and put a bullet in him.

BOMB ATTACK

Screams the headline at FoxNews.

And I will once again quietly say that we will do more damage to ourselves, primarily by giving up freedom for perceived safety, than the terrorists could ever do to us.