I just realized that I blew right past my 5 year (right? 2014-2009=5 so that seems right) blogoversary, which was on December 4. Also sometime in the past week I went past post #4444, which is kinda neat. Looking back at that first year I think I put a lot more effort into things. Like, writing paragraphs instead of sentences. Goes to show you what a moron I was. Pfft, effort, who likes that stuff? And now that I’ve said that, I guess I’ve got a few paragraphs in me to complain about things.
More and more I simply find myself disinterested in current events. Everything seems to have devolved into name calling, and after really getting into following politics and the news when I first started this thing, now I just find those subjects distasteful and deceitful. I’ll read half of an article from some sort of conservative/libertarian viewpoint until the author just starts blaming the president for whatever the peeve of the day is and I just tune it out and click on the next tab. I’ll look at some website for movie reviews and they’ll start talking about global warming and it just turns me off the whole thing. Politics has seemingly infiltrated anything and everything, and it’s just… shallow. I guess I’ve turned from a “conservative libertarian” to a “there is nothing new under the sun, so just leave me alone” partier. As Borepatch says: “Democrats are not the problem, and Republicans are not the solution.” They’re all finks. I laugh at the politics of both my liberal and my conservative friends when I hang out with them, and how vehement they get. As Prof. Mondo says: “If your politics are bigger than your life, you’re doing one of them wrong.”
Honestly, I don’t even look at most of my gunblogs any more, since it only seems to be a mix of “idiot anti-gunner said something idiotic” and “9mm is the new 45.” I get it guys. I get it. There really is nothing new under the sun…
I guess that’s why I’m spending most of my internety time these days on miniature wargaming and aquarium forums. Always something new to learn and none of it is political. Don’t expect me to go away though! As long as my stupidphone can take pictures and run a WordPress app there will always be random sunsets and food, and as long as youtube keeps shooting crazy videos at me you’ll be the first (or at least, second) ones to get hit by the shrapnel.
Get your shit together.
This headline was on page one:
And this one was on page five:
SO IS TURKEY OR IS TURKEY NOT THINKING ABOUT JOINING THIS “COALITION”?
An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn into a beautiful princess.” He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, “If you kiss me, I’ll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week.” The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, “If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you want.” Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket. Finally, the frog asked, “What is the matter? I’ve told you I’m a beautiful princess and that I’ll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won’t you kiss me?” The engineer said, “Look, I’m an engineer. I don’t have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog – now that’s cool.”
And that’s my excuse.
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I hear all about how horrible this so called “shutdown” is, but it turns out I’m still going to have to be fingered by the TSA on Friday when I fly up to MT for my old room mate’s wedding.
So I guess they’re right, this shutdown is going to be uncomfortable and inconvenient!
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I really, really just don’t care anymore. The world isn’t going to hell in a handbasket, it’s already there, burning. It becomes an uphill battle just to think that there’s any way at all to turn things around that I am past the point of worrying about it, and just want it to get over with it. Liberals, what’s the point of voting for a Democrat when he’s just going to go and get us involved in more wars in the Middle East for the same justification a “Cowboy Republican” did? Conservatives, what’s the point of voting for the latest Republican favorite when he’s just as anti-gun as any ultra-left Democrat? The news has become such an exercise in iterative finger pointing, the best evidence I can think of as to why the media institutions are failing is that the country hasn’t torn itself apart yet.
So excuse me while I don’t post a whole lot of substance over here. I’m busy trying to work as little as my boss will let me get away with and goofing off the rest of the time. If that lowers your opinion of me, well…
…why the hell do you think I care?
…but I know one thing for certain: George Zimmerman has turned the gun blogosphere into an enormous circle jerk.
So far all of my efforts to find anything besides a lever action or a $2000 shotgun are fruitless. Even some mild attempts online. So my question to any readers: should I
1) keep on keeping on and not give up on my list of gun wants
2) maybe instead of a gun get some lasergrips for my 642
3) look at upgrading my optics on the ORC to a “real” Eotech or Aimpoint red dot instead of the cheaper Vortex (which I still have no problems with, truth be told)
4) None of the above. Make a suggestion.
…then I wouldn’t currently have this massive headache and goose egg.
From Adaptive Curmudgeon:
“Sequestration implies that we cannot make wise decisions about debt so we must make unwise decisions about debt.”
I don’t think anyone anywhere can sum it up better than that.
Larry Correia found a handy little graph that explains why I can’t get worked up over the “Fiscal Cliff” shenanigans.
And for the second time today, I still think it’s cute how they think they can accomplish anything at all that will fix this problem.
It’s so cute how they keep pretending like they can fix our
budget problems …hell, just problems.
D’awwwwww, hang in there, lil’ buddy!
When do you suppose the second Nobel Peace Prize will come, now that Oby’s in for another 4 years?
It has come to my attention that there are still people on the internet dredging up caliber wars, glock fanboism, and trash talking [brand name here], apparently out of some sort of perverse desire to prove themselves as the king of the the midget pile, or perhaps because they were dropped on their head as a child and now only feel human when they grow a really really cool pedo mustache. Maybe I’m being unfairly conclusion-jumpy, there, with that last one, but really. In a desire to promote world peace and harmony, I feel that I must spread this
Yes, that is exactly what you look like to, oh, say, ANYONE ELSE who isn’t so attached to their [brand name here] that they have a problem seeing past the screen of their [Apple product here]. Get over yourself. Not only does no one care what you think, no one is going to take your advice, either. Remember that Prof. Mondo’s Law (“If your life isn’t bigger than your politics, you’re doing one of them wrong”) doesn’t just apply to politics. And in case you feel the need to get all uppity about me assuming someone cares what I think, let me just stop you right there. I don’t expect anyone to read this and change their behavior, least of all the people who started me down the Path of Rant.
Sometimes a guy just has to spit into the wind to remind himself that there’s pretty much no point to talking like adults. U mad bro?
Much as I personally hate it when bloggers post something explaining that they can’t think of anything to say, since I really haven’t felt like blogging a whole lot in the past week, I guess I kind of feel obligated to my three or four regulars to say that I can’t really think of much to say. Political/economic landscape is unchanged (it sucks), the gun news is… repetitive, work has been slow, and the weather is pleasant. Not much to talk about, as I said.
So yeah. You got anything?
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