This is a great commentary on Texas folks vs Big govt.
You might call it bragging, but if it's true, it's a fact. Texas has the reputation of having the biggest, best, and most of, everything. This is just one story you will not see on teevee news, other than our local stations. Yeah, we are proud of ourselves and our own. No brag, just fact.
Over at SOTW, Jim, aka, "He Who Shoots With Bullets", voices concern that there is a measure of assholery within the gun community.
That assholery being the few bad apples that ruin it for many. He quotes from one of his favorite reads, Shelley Rae of GunNuts.net, on her post here.
While I agree with her point of view, I wonder why anyone nowadays is shocked that assholery exists. It is in fact, in every part of our lives. Take a cross section of any part of society and you will have at least 10%, even less probably, representing the Nuts part of GunNuts. And yet, that small part can ruin a good thing. So, I can only think that she really does know that, and that she is just fed up with it. Now that's scary. A woman with a gun, tired of crap, and you cross her. But she chose the written word to vent. God bless her.
Personally, I don't have a problem carrying around a dead person. My first marriage lasted 29 years, the second 21 months. But then marriage is like owning a boat, isn't it? The happiest 2 days are when you buy it/marry, and when you sell it/divorce.
Just seems stupid on some level. Ok, so you have a wildlife sanctuary for exotic animals, a haven for those animals that some idiot thought would make a great pet..until the beasts matured and became too hard to handle. Or too expensive. Or the local authorities found out and ordered you to give them up.
We need rain. Texas has been in a drought since October 2010, the driest since 1895 when keeping records for this kind of stuff began. And there is no let up in sight. The situation here in Texas is beyond critical. At one point in August, Houston recorded 20 straight days of 100+ degree days without rain. It is to the point that a lot of us are wanting rain at the cost of bearing up under a tropical depression, even a hurricane.
I suppose I have retired more times from this blog than Brett Farve has from the NFL. I have indeed taken a sabatical, or two. So, I am un-retiring, again. Like old #4, I am trying it, this blog thing, maybe one more time.
I never really thought I had 'fans' of this site that could not wait to read my next typed thought. But I do have a blog-roll that I'll have to go through just to see who is still there. I'm sure that the great social network facebook has changed the daily patterns and reading habits of many. I do have a fb page, filled with old high school friends and what family will still accept me.
My dog Zino, former dog....he found a hole under the fence and ran away....also has a facebook page. He smokes cigars, takes dumps on your yard, "LIKES" George Thorogood's 'Bad to the Bone' song, and consequently has over 1,300 friends.
Some things have changed, some for the better. When I started this blog in August 2004, I had help from Jim at www.smokeonthewater.typepad.com, and Rob Smith at www.Gutrumbles.com. Jim has been in hibernation as I have. Rob, sadly has moved on to a painless and peaceful realm.
So, if you come here and read this, thanks. I will be writing some, hopefully on a regular basis. I would enjoy your comments if what I write hits a nerve with you.