Archives for September 2011

Whoring Out Your Head – Part 1

I have never in my life bought a Lottery ticket. And I never will.Oh, I’ve had a few of them given to me, so I have to say I’ve owned a couple. But every time I’ve given them to someone else rather than scratch them.I also never use coupons or special deals when I shop. I never enter contests. And though I love to go to the nearby Saratoga Race Course to watch the thoroughbred horses run, I never place bets.I also, as you probably know, don’t go to church. The reasons for that are numerous … [Read more...]

Signs in the Heavens!

This was just a weirdly cool weather map from today, Sept. 28.Rain in almost every eastern state. Not all one storm pattern, but multiple storms scattered around like spilled popcorn.  … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Warren Nails It

Apparently this is a week or so old, but I missed it when it first came down the tubes.Elizabeth Warren, candidate for one of Massachusetts' U.S. Senate seats, the one currently held by Scott Brown, recently said something fantastic: I hear all this, oh this is class warfare — No! There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired wor … [Read more...]

Save Me, Sweet Baby Jesus, from Moving!

If you ever really want to curse someone, "May you have to move" would be a good one.I'm moving from my little wild paradise, where I get to see things like this ...gray foxes red foxes whitetail deer wild turkeys raccoonsand even this and this and this ...all photographed right in my own back yard, not to mention this and this just a short stroll away ...... to a place in the city.It's a nice place, in the historic section of a historic eastern city (for instance, the bronze plaque … [Read more...]

Cop Story

The body lay sprawled under the high school bleachers on a Sunday morning. Time of death, roughly midnight. A teenaged boy. Just some idiot kid.Cause of death? The coroner would have to do some tests, but I was pretty sure I already knew. I could see ashes on his upper lip, and around his nose. Nearby was an upended oil drum, and on the surface some bits of paper and ashes.The kid was a Bible snorter. … [Read more...]

The Enemy

Do you know the really great thing about being a sociopath?The really great thing is that you can knock down a 6-year-old and take his ice cream.And then you have ice cream! Man, what could be better than that? Free ice cream! Wow!Oh, uh ... you think there's something wrong with that? Ah, I see your problem: You’re normal. You have the disadvantage that you think it's wrong to take some kid's ice cream and leave him crying, just because you can. You probably get all bent when you see i … [Read more...]