Heil Bushcroft! Forty More Wars!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 04 Nov 2004 13:00:00 GMT
# Kim du Toit - Not Solitary - one lucky hunter hesitates to shoot one of a pair of hunting cougars, and lives to tell the tale. His hesitation was, of course, due to the "law", the most dangerous predator on the planet. And Kim has good advice for dealing with predators of all species. [kimdutoit]
Regarding the potential problem of the FWS rangers and the "investigation": my friends, if you're ever faced with a similar situation to this, remember the current expression: "Shoot, Shovel, Shut Up."

# GeekWithA.45 - Any Questions? - the geek makes sure that Osama knows who he voted for. Bravo! [geekwitha.45]

# John Silveira at Backwoods Home Magazine - A Republic vs. A Democracy - Another discussion with O.E. MacDougal, always good for the soul. [backwoodshome]

"If you want to hear a nice quote it's by Daniel Webster. He said, 'God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.' And I don't see us doing that today."

"How are we suppose to do it?" Dave asked.

"We've talked about this, before. It was part of The Coming American Dictatorship John wrote. But here's a start: I've said a smarter electorate would be a good first step. Not more voters, but more thoughtful and better informed voters. One of the things the Founding Fathers did was to make a qualification for voting. They wanted responsible voters and what they settled on was that you had to be a property holder. I'm an advocate of responsible voters. My criteria would be that ballots would be blank, other than designations for offices to be filled or propositions that appear. But there would be no names. That way, you can only vote if you know what's going on. It's not a cure-all, but it would be a start."

"That's not going to happen," Dave said.

"I know," Mac said so quickly that Dave and I laughed.

# Bill Whittle - Silent America Speaks - Mr Whittle rejoices in Bushnev's win. I posted the following comment (slightly edited): [whittle]

Bill Whittle writes glorious words, valiantly expressing the spirit of America. George Bush in no way embodies any of those words. John Kerry is their polar opposite. The Congress is populated with similar tyrants. America is doomed.

# George Paine at Warblogging - My Position - Mr. Paine echoes Dan Gillmor's commentary on Bushnev's win: [warblogging]

People say there are two Americas. I think there are at least three.

One is Bush's America: an amalgam of the extreme Christian "conservatives," corporate interests and the builders of the burgeoning national-security state.

Another is the Democratic "left": wedded to the old, discredited politics in a time that demands creative thinking.

I suspect there's a third America: members of an increasingly radical middle that will become more obvious in the next few years, tolerant of those who are different and aware that the big problems of our times are being ignored -- or made worse -- by those in power today.

That third America needs a candidate. Or, maybe, a new party.
Mr. Paine encourages America's radical middle, those of us who are not represented by either major political party, to grow teeth. I second the motion, in spades.

# Claire Wolfe at Backwoods Home Magazine - Geocaching: Finding Stuff for Fun - a description of a new game, using a handheld GPS unit to find a cache of goodies. Sounds like fun. [backwoodshome]

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