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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Good Tidings, et. al

Dear Ranger Readers:

We've been off-post, but not without thoughts and reason.

Please stay tuned ... we have much in the pipeline. We promise to get some posts up in the next few days.

Meantime: Glad Tidings to all,

Your Ranger Staff

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Anonymous Deryle said...

ScatterShot--RE: Your Hometown, My Hometown, Hometown

Senator to grunt:
"How are things around here, son?"
"Depends on how you feel about decay, Senator."

Somewhere along the way the buffalo-skinners were put in charge.

"An angry white man with a gun is a patriot. An angry muslim man with a gun is a terrorist. An angry black man with a gun is a corpse."

"Property?" This whole fuckin' thing's about property."
--Sgt Walsh
Thin Red Line

"One of the things I loved about the series "Deadwood" was that sense of just how deadly clever people in the 19th century really were. If those guys got out of a time machine in downtown Los Angeles roght now they wouldn't be hopeless hicks. They'd be dangerous characters because they really were."
--Wm Gibson

“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.”
--D.H. Lawrence

Out here in the wild west, in Albuquerque, couple of weeks ago at the Santa Ana Star Casino, mind you, they held an event billed as ARMY VS. MARINES EXTREME CAGEFIGHTING
CHAMPIONSHIPS, breathlessly, or heartlessly, exclaiming
"This event pits elite soldier against elite soldier in caged combat."
Tickets ranged from $19 to $80 a pop, depending on how much blood one wanted spalshed on them.

I asked a friend, who happens to hold a Ph,D. in Psychology, if she wanted to go see it.
She replied, with nairy a hint of irony: "Sure, If we can throw raw meat at them."
She's a kind woman, merely commenting on the society of the spectacle.

"While Nero has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams, both personally and intellectually, he is starting to consider himself as having missed a chance somewhere."
--Nassim Taleb
The Black Swan


Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 1:18:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Strange world, eh?

The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!
--Auntie Mame

Some folks get it.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:38:00 PM GMT-5  

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