Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jeffersonian School of Government

Sorry I've been absent this week... it's been ratather hectic at work, and a guy who got hired with me put in his 2 weeks, so I'm preparing for a wicked time by myself. That's alright though... I live for this shit!

Anyhowl, I came across these quotes today, and I thought I'd pass them along.


"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned – this is the sum of good government.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
I own that I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.
Power is not alluring to pure minds.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law” because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct."


Hope you liked it.. I did.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Free Will and Slavery, via Outer Limits

I loved this show when I was a wee lad... just so happens I've been revisiting a few old episodes.... this one, though, has taken the proverbial cake in the context of current events...

Oh, the best parts are at the end, as usual.

Blind faith does not a smart man make.

Monday, November 9, 2009

HealthCare: A novel

I'll shorten it:

Here goes!


(Kids may look away!)


Fuck off.



.............Seriously, though. Go pound kitty litter.

You'll get nothing from me. E.V.E.R.

You don't mess with carnies. E.V.E.R.
(does his best Tyler Durden Voice)

We make your elephant ears; We drive your tractors; We scratch your cars. We bang your daughters while you sleep (No, seriously). Do. Not. Fuck. With. Us.

Consider this a warning.

The Long, Dark Path: Carnie is as Carnie does

Let's explore my past. It is restless, and demons need to be chased from time to time, instead of doing the chasing.

You'll find my past to be quite interesting, seeming it has not been written yet, only lived.

I, for one, find it very interesting, since I lived it.

This might be a little... eclectic, but bear with me.

The Long, Dark Path

by Tangalor

Carnie is as Carnie Does


Chapter 2

Chapter 1


There's a Black chick getting a tattoo of a white rabbit from my dad, which even at nine, I find ironic. The irony doesn't stop there, however. She's very nice-looking, and somewhat young (25? 26?). She steps into the Winnebusso with my father for about 30 minutes. She doesn't have to pay a dime for that tattoo.


This assclown of a kid is 7 years old, and he's pushing my temper, which, at this time, is quite hard to accomplish. Being his elder at 8 years old, I decide to invite him to come into the 'ring' (Boxing ring... at the carnival.. it was rather new at the time). He comes in, thinking he'll win over all of these 10-year-old chicks. We don't fight, because he makes an excuse or some such; he gets out, sits down on a folding chair, gets a bunch of girls around him, and smiles big.

I've had quite enough of this jackass.

I climb over the ropes, drop down, walk over to him, where he's still smiling... so are the girls.

I punch him, square in the mouth, and knock out a tooth (I still have a scar where my knuckle landed on his tooth. Ha!). He falls backward, and lands head-over-heels over the chair. I let out a deafening guffaw! This is hilarious! Asshole deserved it, all the times he picked on me for living in a bus.

The girls scream, he screams, bloody mouth running away to get his 17 year old brother..

I'm on my back 10 minutes later, his brother punching my chest 'how you like it now, fucker?!' spittling out of his slack-jawed, fool mouth.

My father comes out of the bus with a hatchet.

"Touch him again and I'll chop your fucking head off"; sidearm slightly showing from his western-style shirt.


Walking in a cloud is a lot like... walking in a cloud, and a lot less like walking in fog... there's something... surreal about it... I think I'm 7 or 8..


Bruce, my fathers' friend at the time (before he ruined that, too) is showing me how to set up a fish trap in a small creek, overlooking a beaver pond. Thus my teachings of wilderness begin.


I'm somehow fieldstripping an AR15 blindfolded... I think I'm 10 by now...

(I couldn't tell you if I could still do it, but be damned if my father didn't ingrain that into me)


I love "The Zipper" ride... in the early mornings, before the drunken ride-jocks awaken from their stupors, you can find wallets, keys, loose change, cash, smokes, drugs... all under one ride, and no one's smart enough to not come with this shit in their pockets to a carnival they know they'll lose it at.


Again, the demons are chased... for now. Maybe I'll have good sleep tonight... or maybe I'll dream about the time.... oh, I'll just write it down here next time

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Man In Black

One of my all time favorite artists, Johnny Cash.

This is a nice video compilation to his song "When the Man Comes Around"

An Ode to Sunday Doom & Gloom

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Children of the Con

Yes, I spelled it right.

Check this site out, and watch some of the Obama-Be-Praised Videos our school kiddies are making.

Friggin' sweet.

Here's a sample.

When I was a wee lad, I remember ... well... not doing any of this.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I love jokes

 Funniest joke I've heard all day!

Near my home in Texas , there is a large German-speaking population, a rancher walking down a country road notices a man using his right hand to drink water from the rancher's stock pond.

The rancher shouted: " Sehr angenehm! Trink das wasser nicht. Die kuhen haben dahin gesheissen." Which means: ("Glad to meet you! Don't drink the water. The cows have sh*t in it.")

The man shouted back: "I'm from New York and just down here campaigning for Obama's health care plan. I can't understand you. Please speak in English."

The rancher replied: "Use both hands. You'll get more."

Courtesy of UrbanSurvival.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Suture Question

Me and the wife were discussing medical supplies and we noticed we're in no supply of sutures. Needles or otherwise. Anyone know of a website or wholesaler who can point us in the right direction?

PS: no need lecturing me on the guage stuff... I know all about needles. Just need to know where to get it relatively cheap (I know I know you get what you pay for... just looking around for now).

Any help will be much appreciated :)

Sorry I havent been posting, btw: Fall does this to me, and the fact I get off work 30 minutes before it gets dark doesn't help at all. There will be more posts in the coming days. Promise. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Project: Garden - 3/4 Full

 (Click all pictures to enbiggen)

My new job is at a Wholesale Landscaping business, and it happens that a cubic yard (front-end-loader bucket-full) is only 10 bucks and change. I bought some, and took it home 2/10ths at a time. A Cubic yard will cover a 10'X10' area at 3 inches deep. I still have 2 recycling buckets full of the stuff, and I guess I'll amend the other half with it.

A side note: One side of the garden is composted Cow Manure, and now the other side is composted plant matter. We'll put this experiment to the test.

The first half is a-blazin! Two weeks later we find that growth is exponential, and we have numerous baby tomatoes and bell peppers. We'll soon have heads of cabbage, I have no doubt, and broccoli is sure to follow soon after.

Planted Onions (12, unseen) Potatoes (10, see mounds/circular dirt) Romaine Lettuce, and Bee Balm (For tea, along with the mint in the other quadrant), and still have a dash of this quad left over for small herbs as yet unplanted, and unplanned (suggestions would be sweet).

A closer look at the newly planted lettuce and Bee Balm.

Fern Leaf Dill was planted in the borcolli/herb Quad today (medicinal, so I hear). The Spicy Globe Basil is going completely insane, and at this rate, I may have more than enough to give away to relatives.

Red Cabbage is doing extremely well, and I hope to see heads very soon.

This Heirloom Mr. Stripey Tomato is over 3 feet tall. I've never been able to keep tomatoes healthy for long, and this whole half quad is doing exceptionally well... exceeding my expectations exponentially.

A whole Quad unused, but I plan on making this the strawberry patch.

Compost, previously discussed.

The fact that 10 bucks can take this project so much further is awesome. Paying 2+ bucks for a bag of 40# manure was getting more expensive than I wanted it to be.

So far, so good. Veggies coming in, and hopefully we'll get those strawberries next weekend in the ground and ready to run.