Anomalism 03-07.8 could use a little global warming.    2008-03-07 17:14:34 ET
Had 10" of snow a week ago. Some of that melted, then an ice storm. Ice everywhere power lines down, power out for 2 days. Came back on yesterday late, now a blizzard that is supposed to last into Sunday, yay. Power out in winter is bad for most but since we heat with wood we did not need to leave the house and deal with pipes freezing as some did. Lots of broken tree bits to cut up for the fire. More than doubled my firewood reserve right out of my front yard. I was in the living room just after dark the second day when I heard a big crack and then a bigger crash. The tree is big enough that the branch that broke off is 2' thick. It missed the house and landed in between all three of the young locust trees we planted in the front yard and did no damage at all. The Elm on the other side of the house was not so generous and dropped a branch into the sidewall of one of Severity's tires. We got through it all without too much trouble as we have "power out supplies". We are a long way from being survivalists, but I can say it is impressive what a modicum of preparedness can do for you. Still it is no substitute for being blessed and we are very much that.

 Anomalism 02-15.8Deviant Art additions.    2008-02-15 08:05:43 ET
I just posted two new works to my as yet very limited Deviant Art page. After a couple of decades of doing nothing with my abilities I have started the long process of rebuilding my skills. I have always known that I someday would, and now is the time.

 Anomalism 01-30.8 Quotes'ez    2008-01-30 01:44:14 ET
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
-Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress...
But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like
a man standing in a bucket trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

A Government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support
of Paul.
-George Bernard Shaw

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to Government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke -Anomalous=(If you are like me and survived the experience
just fine, ask your self "where are all
those cars now"?)

Government is the great fiction, through which everyone endevors to live
at the expense of everyone else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

If you think healthcare is expensive now,
wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke


 Anomalism 01-10.8 Birhtday for me.    2008-01-10 07:22:09 ET
It is now 17166.28 revolutions of this planet and counting. It will be another 1095.72 revolutions before I can assign a favored ballistic caliber to my age. My plans for today include some reading, some drawing, atrip to hte bank and the library. But before that I think I will wander into the back yard with an axe.

 Anomalousim 01-01.8 So why was?    2008-01-01 13:41:14 ET
And this is one for the true geeks of scifi. So why was Serenity landing in Caprica City on Caprica just ahead of the Cylon invasion, the day president what's her name was being told she has terminal breast cancer? I don't get it. Were they filming on a nearby computer/set? were they not realy Cylons but Reavers that attacked and it was all a big mistake blaming the poor oppressed robots?

On a somewhat more rational note, Happy New Year everyone.

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