Thursday, May 19, 2011


Smart people are getting into farming, not least because they're afraid of an oncoming apocalypse, fiscal and otherwise. Or, in my case, because I like to shoot and ride.

Here's what the canny New York Observer has to say:

There is, of course, a slightly more sinister reason to develop a sudden interest in agriculture. Last year, Marc Faber recommended to anyone: "Stock up on a farm in northern Norway and learn to drive a tractor." He sees a "dirty war" on the horizon, playing on fears of a biological attack poisoning food supplies. Those sort of fears drive capital into everything from gold (recently at an all-time high and a long-time safe haven for investors with currency concerns) to survivalist accoutrements. In this particular case, one might buy the farm in order to avoid buying the farm.

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Needless to say, Team LSP is sizing up the prospect.

Remember, they're not making any more land.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Hawking - I'm A PC

In a shocking statement to the U.K's Guardian newspaper, legendary British boffin, Stephen Hawking, has condemned millions of worn-out computers to a horrifying eternity of non-existence.

"There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." 
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According to Hawking, human brains are also computers and will share the same fate as their silicon counterparts.

"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail," said the controversial scientist to stunned reporters.

Hawking, who believes in aggressive, nomadic aliens, told the newspaper "I'm in no hurry to die."

Rumours that Pope Benedict has challenged the zany astrophysicist to an arm wrestling contest in St. Peter's Square have been denied by the Vatican.

God bless,


Monday, May 9, 2011

The Sign of the Bull

You might think that the above picture was some run of the mill, third-world hellhole. But no, it's just South Dallas; I used to get 'steak and potato' at the Charco Broiler under the fiberglass bull. It cost around $6 a decade ago and still does, so that's reassuring. If you adjust your body armour and walk down the road a bit you get to 'Senor Ramone's', where they cut your hair.

LSP: "Look at all that grey!"
Barber: "No, no! It is blond!"
LSP: "Ah yes, so it is. Keep the change."

I like Ramone's well enough but wouldn't recommend the Broiler.

In other news, it seems as though Pope Benedict's offer of an 'Ordinariate' for trad Anglicans in Canada has been  "put on hold". Following the departure of their parent body, ACoC, into the icy vastness of deep space, earthbound Canadians set up the ACCC (Anglican Catholic Church of Canada). This voted to join B16's larger vessel last year but so far nothing's happened. Maybe now it won't - whose fault will it be if it doesn't?

To be fair to the Vatican, the 'A Triple C' wasn't as unanimous about the project as their vote seemed to indicate... Whatever the case, you can watch this painfully slow moving story unfold at Virtueonline.



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


Nothing quite like a picture of a 'Clown Mass' to brighten up the day. I think the above liturgical genius was staged at Holy Trinity Wall Street, where there's 'more money than a trainload of Nazi gold' and an unhealthy interest in clowning.

Stand firm against the evil clowns and don't forget to honour your Mothers.



Friday, May 6, 2011

Bearded Goof.

Some people aren't very happy about the OBL's recent send-off to the land of "dark-eyed houris", including the drearily predictable Rowan Williams, leader of the worldwide Anglican non-Communion. He's "uncomfortable" with SEAL Team 6 and their version of justice.

"I don't know full details any more than anyone else does, but I do believe that in such circumstances... it is important that justice is seen to be observed."

"Justice observed"? Do you mean to say that perhaps it wasn't?
Christina Odone sums it up neatly in the Telegraph, "Archbishop Williams... is dead wrong."

So was OBL, but in the meanwhile, the excellent Anglican Samizdat recommends "Devgru" take Rowan along  as an embedded tactical adviser on future missions.

I'll leave that disturbing scenario to your imaginations.



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Stop it.

All bad

I know this site is supposed to be about 'God, Guns, Church and Country Life in Texas' but I'm open to requests. Here's one, from the frozen wilds of Ontario:

"LSP I think the time has come for someone (you) to make a stand against the horrific new expression ‘reaching out’.
As in ‘ I’ll reach out to him if you like?’ (I’ll give him a ‘phone call).  Its new American business English and frankly – vile.  Psychobabble.
LSP – take a stand please."
Bad Ginsburg 'reaching out' to bad long-haired layabouts
 'Take a stand'? Gladly. 
God is against 'business English' in general because it's nonsensical drivel and against the unpleasant phrase 'reaching out' in particular because it's deceitful drivel, turning an emotive pastoral expression (the priest reached out to the bereaved), into some kind of synonym for a dubious business deal (our sales force is reaching out to KPMG to leverage best benefit at the channel to market interface).

So don't anger God, 'who for our sins art justly displeased', by compounding the interest with 'business speech'. It's dishonest and wrong.

Enough to make me reach out for m'gun.

Monday, May 2, 2011


One minute it's the Royal wedding and the next it's OBL has been killed by U.S. operators in Pakistan. So much, I suppose, for the 'new Saladin.'

Referring to OBL's attack on the World Trade center, the U.K.'s Guardian had this to say, back in 2001:

"A brilliantly orchestrated feat of planning, coordination and execution backed by formidable religious convictions, the attack on New York and Washington exemplifies something that has come to characterise the modern world: the union of the symbolic with the actual, the mythical with the material, in a single act of destruction shown live on television. It is a perfect example of what extremists of an earlier generation termed the 'propaganda of the deed'".
"Mythical with the material"? All very philisophic. The Guardian seemed to think at the time that OBL had checkmated America; now their mastermind is dead.

Not that I'm a whining, comsymp, multiculturalist, Gaia-worshiping pacifist, or that I don't think that OBL had it coming - he did - but I'd like to see an end to the last decade's bout of killing.

I fear that's probably wishful thinking.