Saturday, January 09, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
An except from a particularly remarkable exchange with Waterboy:
Ken: "What's this nonsense that a group of people occupying land within another country can suddenly declare themselves a separate legitimate sovereignty without the consent of the host country?"
Why, this 'nonsense' is from the venerable words of none other than Rep. Abraham Lincoln himself, circa 1848:
"Any people any where, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing Government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a sacred right a right which, we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing Government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit."
Well, I certainly disagree with the last portion of that sentiment.
In recognition of the sweet irony of having our very own resident yankee (geographical) ,Waterboy, give the beat down to a yankee apologist I have inserted in the panel to the right a link entitled "Waterboy's Bitch" to Ken's Obama Blog.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Tired and a bit bored one evening, I took a break, swigged some soda, and set the Coke can down on the pipe rack. It fell neatly into a length of exhaust pipe. This raised some intriguing possibilities. I wondered if a small acetylene explosion would launch a can from the pipe. As it happened, an acetylene set was ready to hand, and I proceeded unimpeded with my experiment.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
Documents recently released by the Vatican contain this excerpt from a letter to Pope Pius IX from Jefferson Davis on behalf of the Confederacy.
“We desire no evil to our enemies, nor do we covet any of their possessions; but are only struggling to the end that they shall cease to devastate our land and inflict useless and cruel slaughter upon our people.”
Props to Sarah