Sunday, September 14, 2008


In order to use some different features and make my fancy new map fit right, Random Rambling has been renamed and moved to a new location - here

I know some of you have just updated your links .. sorry about that (poor timing is one of my super powers).

Thanks for linking me up btw and I hope y'all will keep stopping by.

Those of you linked to the MENTOR LIST will find the new and improved version here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Rule #37

I was thinking a bit about "what if": what if someone tries to take our guns?
Booze was outlawed and people found a way. Drugs are outlawed and people find a way. Are they going to do away with our tools and workbenches? If not, I'm thinking someone will find a way.

This is what people come up with as hobbies.... unite the gunnies, machinists, and engineers and you're gonna have your hands full.

Doc's Machine

Crazy ideas and beer go together like crackerjacks and little prizes.
(There's one at the bottom of each can)

Here’s a tiny bit of a LawDog story
[all 6 parts are listed here :The Ratel Saga]
…Chris and I constructed a trebuchet out of 2 X 4 timbers and a bucket of concrete which flung croquet balls an impressive distance, for all that it stood about four feet tall.

Our efforts and subsequent activities were watched with great interest by the horde of not-quite-drunk-yet engineers who were more-or-less permanently encamped at our house.

Whom, once Chris and I decided to upgrade our trebuchet, began to give us advice. And maybe some guidance. A little oversight. And a lent paw here-and-there.

Of course, they wound up taking over.

Not that we minded so much -- especially after someone fired up the arc welder….

Some folks are even growing their own ammo... lead free, vegetarian ammo.

Punkin' Chunkin'

Home grown - Made in the USA

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

empty suit

via Moral Compass

Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler

'The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, nothing but abstract empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.'

'nuff said ?

Monday, September 1, 2008

small state

I've heard some people on the idiot box talking about how Gov. Palin is unqualified to be VP Palin due to the fact she was Gov. of a small state.

m'kay... we'll go ahead and figure they are talking about population rather than acreage.

so [via wikipedia cuz I'm too lazy to find a better source]


Population Ranked 45th in the US
- Total 864,764 (2007 est.)
- Density 442.6/sq mi 170.87/km² (Ranked 6th in the US)
- Median income $50,152 (12th)

Population Ranked 47th in the US
- Total 683,478 (2007 est.)
- Density 1.2/sq mi 0.46/km² (Ranked 50th in the US)
- Median income US$54,627 (6th)

ok so the part of our government which is based on the state's pop. for representation is the House. AK and DE both get 1 REP. ... count it 1 seat.. so the US government measures their population as equal.

m'kay then 864,764 - 683,478 = 181,286 and the US pop is a bit over 300million
if my math is right 181k is roughly equal to 0.06% of the nation's population.

that's um like HUGE.

oh yeah .. people in Alaska make more money per year too....

fyi Wyoming is listed at 52... behind Washington D.C (51) and Puerto Rico (27)
Wikipedia list of states & territories by pop

Classy move by Obama

Families are off limits

via CNN Election Center
"This shouldn't be part of our politics."
good move