Monthly Archives: March 2009

Horse ‘n’ Buggy

For Boomershoots past, I’ve packed my Toyota Tacoma pickup to the gills. That’s fine when it’s just me. But this year, I’ve got a passenger — the Packing Rat — and all his gear, as well as a spare shooting … Continue reading

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Surprise!

The teacher’s unions and their mouthpieces have repeatedly put the education of children second to “The System”. You might call it the Obama-Duncan-Gates-Rhee philosophy of education reform. Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder turned full-time philanthropist, visited The Post last week … Continue reading

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RNS Quote of the Day: 03/31/09

A two-fer! One short. One long. Same topic. #1 It’s wrong for you to steal from me; and getting 52 million of your friends together to to vote on it and say it’s OK, doesn’t make it so. Chris Byrne … Continue reading

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No, the asphalt won’t have a blend

Of seven herbs and spices. Everybody needs a little KFC. But maybe not Chicago. The fast-food chain has sent off a letter to the nation’s mayors, offering to patch their potholes for free. The company will leave behind a stenciled … Continue reading

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Was that a bell ringing

Nope, it was this guy’s balls clanging together as he walked up the beach. After almost 3,000 miles of rowing, bouts of seasickness, equipment failure and salt sores, Paul Ridley is back on land. On day 88, Ridley, 25, completed … Continue reading

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Boomershoot Picture of the Day No. 1

From Boomershoot 2002. Photo courtesy Joe Huffman. Click to embiggen. What would you say the wind speed and direction are here? Photo is looking towards the south.

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Boomershoot Picture of the Day No. 2

Here’s a closeup of Gene Econ at Boomershoot 2002. Hanging from his neck is, I believe, a Kestrel anemometer. Such gadgets are extremely useful — I’ll be trying out a wristwatch-style version at Boomershoot 2009 — although Gene takes care … Continue reading

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Boomershoot Picture of the Day No. 3

Boomershoots of today are considerably more organized than appears to be the case in this pic from Boomershoot 2002. Photo courtesy Joe Huffman. Click to embiggen.

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The reluctant post

I was going to post on the topic of the Missouri State Police report likening political independents to domestic terrorists last week, but with all the family in town and work obligations causing severe time constraints, I passed it over. … Continue reading

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RNS Quote of the Day: 03/30/09

Lovely folks he getting there We’re looking for supporters. We’re not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army. Chris DeHaven – Organizing for America Volunteer Manager I do wonder what color their uniforms will … Continue reading

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