Wally’s Custom Bride

The South Pacific is a marvelous place for characters, it attracts them and magnifies them the same way it magnifies all the tales and rumors. After a while I developed Willis’s Rule of Rumors, which is that you need to divide all the numbers in a story about some other island by the square root…

Of Race, Racism, and Racists

This is a tale in three parts. Part The First When my daughter was born, the very best advice I got was that when she did something wrong, I should never say “You bad girl, why did you do that?” I didn’t understand why I shouldn’t say that, so my friend explained. He said, “Instead,…

How Canadian Carbon Taxes Shaft The Poor

Since this crazy “carbon tax” idea refuses to die, here is a series of posts that I wrote almost a decade ago about the laughably bad carbon tax in British Columbia, Canada. Below, in chronological order, are those posts. British Columbia, British Utopia 2013-07-11 I was pointed by a commenter on another blog to the Canadian…

Wandering in Wonderland

In November I’d ordered a camper shell for my truck, and it finally came in. I drove to town to drop the truck off for 2-1/2 hours until it was installed. So as is my custom, I went out to wander the streets and see what the inhabitants were up to. As is also my…

The Still-Unfolding Story Of January 6th

From the Epoch Times. Here’s the most even-handed and informative report I’ve seen. Longish, but well worth the read. I don’t like putting paywalled articles on my site, but this one is too important to not get the widest possible distribution. w. January 6: A Legacy of Troubling Questions By Joseph M. Hanneman The hardened-steel baton…

An Un-Named Officer Speaks Out

I am reposting this here because it is so important to discuss right now. I ask that you not use my name. I am a currently serving General Officer and what I have to say is highly critical of our current military leadership. But it must be said. I don’t blame President Biden for the…

Over The Border, Under The Border

Months after being put in charge of the ongoing crisis at the southern US border, Kamala Harris still hasn’t done more than get kinda sorta near to visiting the scene of the crime. However, at long last, Heels-Up Harris has laid out her plan for addressing the “root causes” of the people pouring over the…

In The Slammer Again

Short note. I won’t be on Facebook for a week … My crime? Someone falsely claimed that I had friends who rioted in DC on January 6th, and that I supported their actions. I said no, I didn’t know a single person who rioted. He said well, maybe “friends” was the wrong word, but people…

Once More Into The Breach, Dear Friends

Today, I needed to clear the final recall notice on my faithful Ram pickup. So of course, as is my habit, after dropping the truck off at the dealers I went to talk to the homeless folks. I’ve written about this curious habit of mine in previous posts entitled “Fixing The Brakes“, “Fixing The EGR“,…