Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hey, Move to Detroit!

come on, move to Detroit!

Last time we checked into Detroit my old friend Red had been putting rounds down range in the local crack house on Commonwealth. He got off, no harm no foul sort of deal. But things have escalated. The onetime Motorcity is now bankrupt and fixin' to become a city of ghosts.

Not to worry. Detroit is so totally a "one off" and the unicorn will come and save you! With all the helpful money its borrowed, or invented, or stolen somehow.

In the meanwhile, America's "middle class" rates 27th in the world, apparently, and our cities are off the hook urban hellholes doing just fine. 

Good luck, hope 'n change,


Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Boat Team

I'm pretty keen to avoid the old "he's right out of central casting" charge, so I went out and got a boat. Just an ancient aluminium V hull, with a view towards getting out on the lakes for a bit of casting and, perhaps, duck hunting.


The boat's a bit of a project but look, it floats (I made sure) and it came with a trailer and a trolling motor, both of which work. The two last make the whole deal financially worthwhile. So that's alright then.

Get out and fish, or shoot, or whatever.

God bless,


Monday, July 15, 2013


Fish On

I wouldn't want anyone to think I was some kind of stereotype, or something, so I eagerly took up a friend's offer to go Kayak Fishing on the Brazos, on the outskirts of Waco, off I35.

We stopped at Walmart to pick up some spinners and lures and I seized the opportunity to spray my legs with insect repellent, or sunscreen, which I found open at the sporting goods counter. I got into a fight about that with a Walmart person. but don't worry, it wasn't a real fight, just a verbal.

some guy facing off a bear with a hatchet

Fleeing Walmart we stopped at a Starbucks because I wanted a Latte, and spied a senior philosophy prof (?) from Baylor. I resisted the urge to hurl unkind taunts about "old bald head" and reminded my friend about Elijah and the bears.


Then a whole lot of fun kayaking along the river -- the fish (Bass) were jumping and I was catching nothing until we pulled into some shallows and cast from there. Caught a baby Bass and a Drum(?) and as always felt inordinately pleased at the catch. Put the fish back and progressed upstream to home.

Fish Rising

Great fun. Message? Fish more often, get a boat.

Fish on,


Shoot the Lee, for God's Sake!

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You may have thought that I'd forgotten about firearms, being so busy with the Mission Field and all. But no, despite a grievous lack of readily available ammo -- please, someone, sort it out -- I've managed to get to my friend's range a couple of times.

Upgrade the glass, yo.

I was especially pleased with my "project Lee," an old 1917 SMLE that'd been sporterized once, badly, then re-sporterized by me in an amateur attempt to own a make-believe Lee Speed. Not being a stereotype, I want to own something approximating to the hunting rifle of the British Empire.

Sand, Plane, Rasp, Blue

Whatever, the mock Speed shot pretty well, putting rounds in a Dime with a used Burris(!) scope. Not bad for a WWI rifle that's gone through several porch project gunsmith hours. 

There's a Rifle on the Table1

Some people have motorcycles in their front room, or "lounge." Others go for Lees on the Mahogany. Same strategy, different tactic? 


In other news, the oddly named Gavin SameSex Welby has come out vastly in favor of wimmin bishops and rather cautiously in favor of gay sex. Go on, Gavin, bite the bullet!


Yours unstereotypically,


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Church and State

St. Michael's Conference

Things have been busy lately, mostly with the St. Michael's Conference and various lit deadlines, to say nothing of Vlad "New Constantine" Putin's protection of surveillance-state enemy No.1, Snowden.


Perhaps you remember the olden days when we used to criticize the Russians for spying on their citizens and trying to ban Christianity? Odd how the State hates the Faith, especially the catholic sort that says abortion is wrong and marriage is between a man and a woman. Speaking of which, it'll be interesting to see how the clash between our secularist Administration and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops develops over Obamacare. 

strike incense

As I understand it, neither side seems willing to take any prisoners, which could result in the Church becoming the counter-cultural force she should be in this adulterous, sinful and disbelieving generation. "Get behind abortion or we'll fine you out of existence," says the State. "Bring it on," says the Church.

gates of hell won't prevail

Maybe that's the way it'll pan out and I guess we'll see the resolve of both parties when the first bishop is sentenced to jail. Hopefully it won't come to that; but if it does, the atheist State will lose.

In the meanwhile, I hope you've all come to terms with the fact that you're being spied on in our brave new world of conspiracy theory turned to conspiracy fact.



Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day

Pro Patria
It's Father's Day and somehow I feel Bear Cav pics are in order. One of my old friends from England, who became a Roman Catholic, thinks that Father's Day is just an attempt by the marketeers to wring more money from an already oversold public.

Hagia Sophia doesn't belong to you

What a killjoy.

Gay Mystickes

You'll notice that Christian priests are called Father, not Mother.


God bless,


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Corpus Christi

Go Oxford!!

I love the Feast of Corpus Christi, which takes place on the first Thursday or Sunday after Trinity Sunday, because I believe Christ is truly present in the Sacrament of the Altar and should therefore be celebrated and reverenced. Or more poetically, "blessed, hallowed, praised and adored." 


Spain is famous for its Corpus Christi devotions, perhaps especially in Toledo, the See of that country's Primate. But other countries celebrate the Feast well; even church-hating England, home of the celebrity atheist club and associated new world order secularists, manages to put on a decent Eucharistic procession or two. I like the one in Oxford, predictably enough.


I'm surprised they haven't got 'round to banning Christian processions in England yet, but they're still legal, apparently. They're legal here in Texas too, where we even have a town named after the Blessed Sacrament and its Feast, Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi

I have not been to the city of Corpus Christi. 

God bless,


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Country Life

some truck

I'll just let the above picture speak for itself and if you're ever passing through check out the Gold Nugget. Plenty of saddles and you never know, sometimes (rarely) the odd firearm at a decent price.

I Ride JB

I've been invited to bless the Gold Nugget family farm and have a go at the hogs which terrorize the property. Must get down to business and do that.

Putin Rides Bears

In other news, I was cantering JB 'round some mesquites this morning when she skidded in mud and great was the fall of us. The horse didn't land on top of me, fortunately.

Our Ruler Rides Unicorns!

So be careful where and how you ride.

Stay on the horse,


Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Have a great Memorial Day. Respect and honor to the fallen.

I'll be grilling burgers at the Dallas compound.

Stand up for freedom and against oppression.

State's Rights and God bless,


Friday, May 24, 2013

Lift Up Your Hearts!


The news hasn't been good. The Religion of Peace is acting with characteristic savagery, the Administration stonewalls, lies and bullies, ammo's too expensive or unavailable altogether and we're being smitten by a plague of tornadoes. Oh, I almost forgot! Mainstream Anglicanism in the West has become a sort transsexual pantomime.


So here's a version of the Lord's Prayer to lift the spirits and get everyone closer to the goddess.

Our mother who art in earth 
hallowed be thy creation 
shekinah come 
indwell wisdom 
within this mortal person 

you give us this day 
our daily cup 
attend our deepest wounds 
for we are called to birth life anew 

tempt us with your beauty 
to pursue your desire 
and deliver us from all slavery 
present this hour 

for thine is the drink of passion 
that nursed a manger baby 
great found of mystery 

now and forever, amen.


Pretty neat, eh? Here's some more. It's a form of intercession to be used at a women's Eucharist. 

"Sophia Wisdom: Our world community today, broken, unhealed and full of suffering, cries out for women's voices and leadership. We need women witness daily for nonviolence in a world gone mad with the power of weapons and guns and greed. 

Getting rid of the guns and greed

We need women put their bodies on the line and witness to the Powers that Be to stop bloodshed. We need women name our government's squandering of the people's money. We need women call our government, church, and all institutions to transparency, conversion, and accountability. 

Wall Street Trembles

We need women speak up to the government and voice the basic needs of the grassroots -- which have gone unmet for so long. We need women preach the Good News to the poor, the oppressed and exploited, and to empower them mightily. 

Afflicting the Rich

We need women boldly proclaim the Gospel so that it afflicts the rich and comfortable -- who need shaking up. We need women name the injustices-which are many-that take us away from the fullness of our humanity. 

We Demand Respect!

We need women demand respect for our Earth and her life-giving waters. We need women restore us and our lives to wholeness/holiness-and to recreate us as community."

You Clowns

What a gang of clowns.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This Has Nothing To Do With Islam.

one of the killers (left) with Anjem Choudary

Two men hacked a British soldier to death today in Woolwich, SE London. "We swear by Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you," said one of the cleaver-wielding killers. In other reports the two killers shouted "Allahu Akbar", the Islamic battle-cry, as they cut into the soldier.

The Muslim Council of Great Britain has stated that the attack has "nothing to do with Islam." The Koran says otherwise.

5:33-“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution (by beheading), or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter:”

8:12- “I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off.”

7:4- “Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), strike off their heads; at length; then when you have made wide Slaughter among them, carefully tie up the remaining captives”: thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.”

9:123: “Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.”

History also appears to contradict Britain's Muslim Council. For example, Islam's founder, Mohammed, ordered 700 Jews to be beheaded at Medina, according to his earliest biographer, Ibn Ishaq. Since then beheading has featured largely in Islamic culture and is no stranger to it today. According to Amnesty International, there have been 47 beheadings in Saudi Arabia alone this year.

Make the effort to look it up and ask yourself, is the Muslim Council of Great Britain being duplicitous or simply ignorant of their own religion? And while you're at it, reflect on the identity of Mohammed's spirit guide; was it really Gabriel or some other thing?


Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Terrible news out of Oklahoma, where a tornado ripped into Moore. According to Tornado Scientists the twister was somewhere between 8 and 600 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. We must thank God that more people weren't killed and pray, of course for the victims of the storm.

Oklahoma is fiercely in favor of 2nd Amendment rights and allows open carry, unlike Texas, which doesn't, oddly enough.

Wind's kicking up here, take cover...