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Monday miscellany

  • Talk about government by the people! (Well, if you don’t count the quotas. And a few other things.) But then, this is Iceland. Which has historically had some interestingly anarchic ideas about law and social organization. (Tip o’ hat to Pat.)
  • Boy, I wish U.S. politicians had the gumption to tell it as straight as this. But every time one even gets close, the media jumps all over him about “civility” and the dumb sap apologizes. Somehow, I don’t think this guy is in any mood to say, “Sorry.” (Short video.)
  • One chart that says so much about the way things are. “Recovery,” indeed.
  • If you or I treated a dog this way, we’d be arrested. If you or I treated a police dog this way, we’d be convicted felons. Or possibly shot dead. But you see, it’s perfectly okay — even normal! — to do this to a police dog if you’re a cop. (Via Radley Balko)
  • Airport Speedos. Pretty damn funny that The Snoop Authority kept trying to get the guy to put more clothes on. So they could … you know, better look at his naked body.
  • Common sense on preparedness. Especially for the overwhelmed. Or the over-focused.
  • Awwww … thank you, Joel.
  • Guns and Weed: The Movie. Co-starring our own MamaLiberty. Well, isn’t that cool?
  • And this, too. Backwoods Home was about to stop accepting multi-year subscriptions because of the threat of inflation. Then Esteemed Publisher Dave got a bright idea: Subscriptions for silver.

BTW, autographed book sales end tomorrow. I’m placing an order today with Paladin Press for as many copies of Bad Attitude as I think I’m going to need. (Yep, ran out again!) So if you’re still planning on ordering, particularly if your order might include multiple copies of BA, best do it now.

Any orders placed now that include The Bad Attitude Guide to Good Citizenship should go out by the end of this week. And thank you all again. This has been the best book sale ever.


  1. Matt
    Matt November 29, 2010 8:15 am

    Very good speech by Mr. Farage. Unfortunately, everything he said about the EU is true. They’d rather have widespread poverty and remain in power than anything else. They forget the history of Eroupean contries, that when the “peasants” finally have enough they will take down the government.

    I believe Mr. Farage had best look to his security, bald faced truth won’t be tolerated for long.

  2. Big Wooly
    Big Wooly November 29, 2010 9:10 am

    I agree with the comment from Matt. I only wish we had a history of beheading corrupt leaders in THIS country.

  3. clarence
    clarence November 29, 2010 11:16 am

    the comment from Ken…..

    Hmm. I wonder if Mr. Jones also wet his bed late in life and set fires.

    seems to sum up rather nicely.

  4. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty November 29, 2010 12:41 pm

    Making the movie was so much fun! We’re probably going to do another, but not for a year or so. It’s a big job. 🙂

    I’m with Joel… is it March yet? Though around here it won’t make much difference until the end of April. 🙂

  5. Scott
    Scott November 29, 2010 1:17 pm

    Too many people think of preparedness as waiting for Armageddon in a blast shelter or something. They way I do it is to keep a minimum amount of somethings around the house,but rotate it out. If I use one can of peas,replace it. Find batteries on sale? Buy some. A 12 volt Nicad/Mimh battery charger on sale? Buy one. For me, integrating it into everyday life works best. Experiment with things-f’rinstance, you can heat up canned stuff over a kerosene lantern. Make a hobby of it,and it can be fun. You don’t need to spend zillions,quite the opposite.

    I’m going to order a copy of “Guns-n-Weed” when it comes out..put it next to “V for Vendetta”.
    You know, it had to be fun making a independent film…a lot of work, no doubt, but,still it had to have been fun.

  6. bumperwack
    bumperwack November 29, 2010 3:03 pm

    hope that “police officer”gets dog bit….repeatedly…

  7. Marlana
    Marlana November 29, 2010 7:46 pm

    I just wanted to tell you that I thought a lot about you the other weekend. I had to travel by plane with my daughter (medical reasons) and I couldn’t help thinking about all you had said about the screening processes at the airports. I hadn’t flown since 2000 and I would have flown this time regardless of what they wanted me to do as we had to get where we were going quickly but it was funny as I was better prepared mentally for it from reading about the different airport escapades. Luckily, the airport we flew from was not a busy one and the worse thing we had to do was take off our shoes. We’ll be flying a lot over the next year or two and I will be thinking of you often as we get ready to go!

  8. Claire
    Claire November 29, 2010 8:38 pm


    Ack. Though I’m very, very glad you didn’t have to do anything worse than go shoeless (did you bring little sockies to wear in line?), having to make multiple trips over the next several years for medical purposes sounds terrible, just on general principles. Grueling. Expensive. Sad and scary. I hope your daughter (or you, as the case may be) are holding up okay and will be well soon.

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