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something i did not know

As I briefly, previously alluded, I will be starting new employment in the near future.  The job is a contract-with-intent-to-hire position, which is not exactly what I was looking for, but, at this point, a paycheck is a paycheck, and it gets my foot into both an industry and a job title I think I would be interested in, so go me. 

Where my ignorance came into play, and, honestly, bit me in my [...]

if a hypothesis is wrong once

This is, at least nominally, a firearm-related weblog, but it is worth delving into politics every once in a while.

The topic of homosexual marriages has come up recently – understandable, given the associated Supreme Court case – and the usual useful idiots have crawled out of the woodwork proclaiming that we cousin-humping, gun-toting rednecks universally hate teh gayz.

Y’know, except not.

My position on homosexual marriage is quite simple:

First, [...]

the well finally ran dry

Well this news gives me a rather impressive sad:

“Old” bundles containing books that have already been published will no longer be available for bundle-priced purchase. (Already-purchased ones should still be available for download, though it is possible some books may need to be removed. Some books may need to be removed from the Baen Free Library as well; Toni hopes to get advance notice when such removals are necessary, but recommends backing them [...]

i stand relieved

Eight years ago today, my father administered the following oath to me while we were both standing on the quarterdeck of the Georgia Institute of Technology Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps unit:

I, [Linoge], do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any [...]

james yeager violated the tennessee constitution

… and now “shall be punished otherwise, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe.”  No, seriously. 

After yesterday’s post documenting how James Yeager is a coward, not based on his actions in Iraq, but rather his actions here in America, I was planning on leaving this whole topic alone for the foreseeable future, but this is just too much comedic gold to pass up.  As was pointed out to me by WizardPC, dueling [...]

freedom tastes good

I do not oppose homosexual marriage; in fact, I firmly believe that mature, adult human beings should be able to freely enter into whatever contractual arrangements they so desire, so long as they are doing so of their own free will.  Furthermore, I believe that the federal, state, and local governments should get their happy little noses out of the “marriage” business entirely; that is a matter between the the persons getting married, their god(s) [...]

north carolina had nothing better to do

And now for a topic this weblog does not frequently touch upon: Way to be bigoted idiots, ~60% of the North Carolinians who voted yesterday. So glad that you have settled all of the other pressing issues in your state, and feel comfortable wasting your time on something as inane as gay marriage.

Look, so long as everyone involved is legally an adult, consenting, and not being hurt against their wills, it is simply [...]

not earning any points

The only thing worse than a company missing its agreed-upon, contractual delivery date is a company that repeatedly revises that delivery date, and misses every single one of those revisions.

This is going to be a very interesting review post… if I am ever able to write it.

this is the future of america

My parents keep telling me that it is incumbent upon my generation and the generation after me to fix all of the various economic and political problems that their generation and the generation before theirs have created over the past 50 years. Every time they bring that up, I have to admit to giggling uncontrollably and pointing out just how ludicrous that hope is.

Why? Because I know what my generation and the next [...]

with his tail firmly between his legs

Pretty much everyone else has understandably beaten me to this news already, but apparently Paul Helmke is abandoning the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Ownership.

*shrug* Good riddance. Maybe now he will find the time to do something actually constructive with his life… in the end, shoveling cow manure would be more useful than the blatantly anti-rights causes to which he has dedicated the past five years of his life.