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Sitting here enjoying my “boys” enjoying thier new toys I am filled with pride, joy, and more happiness than anyone person ought to be allowed to have. I am SO thankful for my “boys”. Misha with his new cordless tools, Christian with his new guitar ( and totally rocking), Luke with his skateboard and hot wheels set, and Maverick with his raw hide bone (LOL). MY boys! I love each one of them dearly. I wish everyone in the world could feel what I’m feeling now!

Now that we have enjoyed our traditional Christmas morning I want to wish all our beloved LC’s a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!!. We are blessed to know you and have y’all as a part of our lives. Thank you for your support, it means the world to us!

Also I want to thank all the men and women of our armed services for giving me the opportunity to celebrate Christmas the way I always have, and the blessing of being able to enjoy watching my “boys” enjoying their new toys. It means the world to me to be able to have these experiences. Thank you Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines!!!! We love you too and support you 100% for everything you do. This country is soooo blessed to have selfless people that are willing to risk their lives for others!! Never let anyone tell you ANYTHING any different than that. If they do, please remember my words–”little people”, ordinary everyday american citizens love and support you and what you stand for no matter what politicians or journalists try to tell you!

I also want to remember the families of our awesome military! Thank you to all the military families for sacrificing time with your loved ones so that my family is able to enjoy freedom, and do the things we love to do (like going to the gun range to shoot)! We love and support you too. Without y’all this country would be in a fix because I doubt that we would have the best military in the world. So Thank You to all the military families…. I just cant say that enough because y’all dont hear it enough!

I also need to thank Jesus because without Your blessings, love, and forgiveness I would be unable to fully appreciate and enjoy all the things I do. Thank You Jesus for being in my heart and in my life, and for my beautiful family (which i cherish). I ask in Jesus name, Please watch over and bless our extended Rottie family as well as our military and their families. Amen.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!

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The free ice cream machine is a bit clogged up at the moment, at least as far as this operator is concerned. One reason is that I’m busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest, but that’s fine, and the other is that my beloved Mother-in-law just got admitted to ICU with massive pulmonary edema, which is definitely not fine. It’s horrible, and it has left all of us more than a bit out of sorts.

So if you have a spare prayer or good thought, please, please, PLEASE consider sending it up. LC Jackboot (whom I immediately called when I got the news yesterday) already got the Prayer Team™ running even though I called him in the middle of a radio show (I love ya, man), and I’m happy to report that it seems her situation has stabilized somewhat. Blood pressure is somewhat under control and her SATs look good too.

Prayers work.

In other news, so as to not leave you completely without reading, here’s a link to the Imperial Minister of Truth, Bill Whittle’s latest. As always, it’s a great read, but what infuriates me about it is that he manages to do something that has eluded me for decades, which is to sum up, IN ONE BLOODY SENTENCE, why socialism will never work and why its idea of “social justice” through “equality of outcome” is an inherently oppressive, fascist, tyrannical idea:

The slow runners cannot do better than their best. The only way to achieve equality of result – the world of “justice” that so many leftists long for – is to pull down everyone to the level of the slowest runner.

There. With ONE sentence he tells you all you need to know about why socialism belongs on the same trash heap that its sister ideology national socialism currently rots on, something that I’ve been trying to tell people for YEARS, using thousands upon thousands of words and column inches.

It’s a good thing I love him so much, or I would have to kill him.

Thatisall.

UPDATE: Some very, VERY good news! The Empress called to check on the Sainted MIL, asking how she was doing, and the nurse there told her “she’s fine. Sitting right here, reading a book.” “Now’s not the time to joke around”, the incredulous Empress replied, seeing as how she’d been told by the attending last night that she’d be on the vent for at least a few days. “I’m not joking. She’s off the vent and sitting here reading a book”, the nurse replied.

G-d be praised! Last night, we didn’t know if she was going to make it at all and now, many many prayers later, she’s off the vent and doing better already! Thank you so much all of you, and G-d Bless you all! And thank you, G-d Almighty, for your mercy and love. Compared to how things were yesterday night, it’s nothing short of a bona fide miracle and yes, they do happen. Thanks to you, L-rd.

[Indeed they do, questions anyone?-JB]

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Wow. There are few things I can really add after the two awesome contributions below. I fear that anything I might add will seem bloodless and trite by comparison, but that never stopped me in the past, so here goes:

I give thanks for the best family any man ever had. My patient wife who manages to put up with me (no small feat there) and, as if that wasn’t enough, manages to love me on top of it. And, of course, she’s the one who gave me two beautiful little boys and suffered mightily and bravely in the process, something for which no amount of thanks will ever be sufficient.

I give thanks for being an American, for being one of the lucky few to call this shining city on a hill home and, of course, thanks to America herself and her citizens for the warm, unconditional welcome I have been blessed with.

I give thanks to Almighty G-d for putting up with the grumpy, hedonistic atheist that I used to be for decades, all the while smiling patiently as He made wonders happen in my life regardless. While I may never have seen His face, I’m sure that, when I finally found Him, He had a warm smile on his face as he said “welcome home, my wayward son, I knew you’d find your way eventually.”

I give thanks for having the smartest, most compassionate and loyal readers and friends in the world, people that I, in many cases, have yet to meet in person but who, nevertheless, have always been there for me and mine as if we’d known each other forever and lived right next door to each other. A special thank you to the Rottie Staff™ for their tireless work in keeping this site full of excellent content even when I am being a lazy bastard and, of course, to the Imperial Tech Wizard Deej for keeping the pumps pumping and the pipes piping.

And last, but certainly not least, I give thanks to our military heroes, our brave, selfless men and women overseas without whom we’d be just another hole in the ground waiting for the next dictator with territorial aspirations to overrun us (that should have been written in fwench, by the way). I am grateful every day for what you do, what you sacrifice for our sakes here at home, but never more than when holidays roll around and I enjoy them with my family, knowing full well that I wouldn’t be doing so if it weren’t for YOU giving up the opportunity to do the same. And, like my wonderful wife, I would like to extend the same thanks to the families of our troops who are making the exact same sacrifice, only more so because it wasn’t their decision. But if it weren’t for those families’ support and love for their military loved ones’ decision, we most likely wouldn’t have any troops to speak of at all, because no Army can fight for long without the support of the ones they fight for.

Never forget that.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Just so you don’t think we’ve dropped off the Earth, here’s what’s been going on in the Empire:

Our ancient AMD Athlon XP 2700+ box was finally reaching the end of its tether, meaning that it had suddenly decided to become a hot plate on top of being a PC. This had been going on for some time, and various and sundry cooling methods had helped a bit, but we finally had to realize that the rusty old box was at the end of the line when it started frying itself and shutting down to protect its innards (not a Bad Thing™, since it NOT shutting down would have been much, much worse) and nothing seemed to help. Not to mention that it WAS beginning to show its age when trying to run software written after the Stone Age. Not that we’re complaining. We got three years of joy out of it, which is unheard of in the PC world where your new machine is obsolete before you get it home from the store. Well, not entirely unheard of when you’re a custom rigger, you can squeeze a LOT of extra time out of an otherwise ancient rig that way, but still.

Our old method of switching out bits and pieces didn’t work anymore either, since nobody in their right mind would want to bother making new parts for an old Socket A, so it was time to upgrade.

So we get all the bits and pieces, put it all together and, oh joy, it’s back to square one as far as Windows is concerned. We expected that, but spending several hours re-installing and repairing an old install isn’t our idea of a good time and no, wiping everything out and starting over is NOT an option.

So that’s what we’ve been up to. Hopefully it will soon be done, because we really depend on that other box (given the enormous amounts of vital data on it) but until then we’ll be AWOL.

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…which stands to reason, since a lot of good shit seems to happen to thoroughly bad people as well, or Hillary and her cohorts would be busy selling pencils on street corners. And the rest of us could get a huge kick out of consistently refusing to buy any, but I digress…

The thing is, whereas I can live with good stuff happening to bad people even when they don’t deserve it, it breaks my heart when bad stuff happens to good people, because they most certainly don’t deserve it. It’s even worse when the good people in question happen to be my very closest and dearest friends, as is the case here.

Our very own LC Jackboot and his lovely wife are, as you may or may not know, recovering from the financial hole in which one finds oneself when bad shit happens to you outside of your control and you end up shooting off whatever meagre savings you might have in order to stave off the inevitable or, hopefully, hold your nose above water until better times return. And then sometimes, just as better times are about to return and you can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel, even more crap hits the fan. Every time you patch up one hole, two more holes appear and it just won’t. stop. happening. Your car breaks down, the kids get sick, the roof leaks, the pipes burst etc. etc. etc.

Jackboot and Mrs. have been going through a period like that and, since he’s who he is, he’s been keeping mum about it. Not one to whine and moan or even ask for a hand when the ship is sinking. It’s a guy thing. So he’s never mentioned it with a word until I find out, through other channels, that he’s sitting in a house where half the power is out, his business connection to the Intertubes is cut off and G-d knows what else. But will he ask me or any of the Rotties for help just to get over the hump? Oh no. Which I respect. I know all about pride, even when it’s carried to its logical extreme and parts beyond.

However, I’m not him, so there’s not a damn thing he can do to stop me from asking. I know, I’m evil that way.

So what I’m asking, very humbly, is that if you happen to have a few coins laying around under the sofa cushions, it would be more than just a little bit appreciated if you could part with them and throw them in the PayPal tip jar on the left sidebar, right above the T-shirt in the section called “Support the Rott.” I’ll make sure that it gets to him immediately. I’ll do what I can myself, but I sure would appreciate anything you can part with too. Don’t sell your children’s kidneys or anything, however.

I’ll deal with him and his reaction once he finds out what I’ve been up to :-)

Thank you in advance. Not a handout, just a hand up, for somebody who’s a truly good man.

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Re: Rebel Scum “Failed Launch”

Since the Rebel misinformation that this was merely an “accident” continues to circulate in the Empire, LC & IB Beth of the Dept. of Domestic Affairs implored us to put these unsubstantiated claims to rest by de-classifying the following footage.

What you’re seeing is footage from the nose camera of Squadron Leader Civé Rashon (OS-72-1)’s wingman (below the fold because YouTube is, as usual, a piece of worthless crap slowing load times for the front page down to a flippin’ crawl).

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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How ’bout them Cowboys? Five and OH, baby!

Really, that was just about the most amazing comeback I’ve seen since, well since back when the Cowboys could actually play. Happy days are here again indeed.

Down and beaten around like a redheaded stepchild after the worst effin’ game I’ve ever seen Romo play, they pick it up and end up winning with an incredible 53 yard FG kicked by a damned rookie, two seconds still remaining on the clock.

Just like the good old days when they used to win Superbowls. It ain’t over ’till it’s OVER.

Oh, and to all the Bills fans pissing in their beer and moaning about “bad luck” and “poor refs”: You would’ve been singing a different tune if that FG hadn’t been good, now wouldn’t you, you piss poor losers?

For the record: Had the ‘Boys lost, and it sure as Hell looked like it right up ’till the end, I wouldn’t have been whining like a spoiled brat crying about his strained peas afterwards, because they’d have deserved it. They played like a bunch of idiots for most of the game, but somehow they managed to scrape their fighting spirit back up off the ground and stay in the game regardless. And that made all the difference.

And they’d damn well better hit the ground running next week when they meet the Patriots, because if they perform then like they did in the first three and three quarters of last night’s game, they’ll get creamed, and rightly so. And you won’t find me crying like a Buffalo fan if that happens.

Thatisall.

[UPDATE: In other semi-related news, the two or three of you who were expecting to see the Perfect Football Weekend™ recap will find it over here. -S.]

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Not only is it Leif Erikson’s Day today, the day when we celebrate the discovery of America by intrepid Vikings (the only kind there is), even though we’ve later named it after Cristoffer Colon to avoid hurting the pansy’s feelings, oh no, there are even better things to celebrate too!

LC Crunchie 0311 reminds us that today is ALSO the day when we get to light up a Cuban cigar (not that we’d have any, of course) and celebrate the death of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, that unwashed, murderous, communist pig.

Every time we see that picture, we get this terrific urge to go smoke a pig.

Enjoy Hell, Che, we’re sure that they’re enjoying you!

To properly honor the occasion, you should immediately go find the nearest hippie, jab him in the ribs and say:

“Che’s dead, baby, Che’s DEAD”

Then laugh maniacally as his eyes tear up and he starts pissing and drooling all over himself.

MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

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…but it’s a question that has been nagging our humble self for quite a while, and what better place to ask than among the smartest people in the world, the LCs of our Empire?

Obviously, nobody would ever dream of going anywhere without a blade of some sort. If not a KA-BAR, then at the very least a pocketknife. The thing is, they tend to get dull with use, just as one would expect. Now, nobody needs to teach us about the finer points (pun very much intended) of sharpening a knife the way G-d intended us to do it. We’re a purist by heart ourself, and nothing, nothing beats a lovingly, carefully honed edge made the old-fashioned way.

But really, who wants to spend that kind of time on a throw-away pocket knife that you use for everything from tightening screws to opening beers? Or, more accurately, who has that kind of time in today’s hectic world?

So we started thinking about those “quicky” knife sharpeners where you simply drag the knife through a slit a few times and you’re done. Problem is, our only experience with those has been that they do anything but sharpen the knife. Then again, that was years and years ago when those gadgets were still new, and we pretty much gave up on the concept once we saw what a shitty job they did. It’s quite possible that they have improved markedly in the intervening decade(s).

So that’s what our question is: Have any of you found an incarnation of those things (or something similar) that actually works?

It would be extremely helpful, because as it is it’s cheaper for us (insert introduction to Opportunity Costs and hourly rates here) to just throw the pocketknife away when it gets dull and buy a new one from Academy or some other such outlet.

Yes, a real knife we’ll happily spend hours on, but a cheap pocketknife? Not on your lives, mates.

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Out of consideration for our Joooish LCs, all talk of food is herewith banished from the site until the end of Yom Kippur, tomorrow at sunset :)

Barukh attah Adonai eloheinu melekh ha-olam,
she-hecheyanu ve’ki-yemanu ve’higianu laz’man hazeh.

(Blessed art thou, L-rd our G-d, Master of the universe,
who has kept us alive and sustained us and has brought us
to this special time.)

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