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The Expanse

On a good tip from JD, I bought the first nine-episode season of a new SyFy channel series called The Expanse, an adaptation of a cool series of books by two Arizona guys who go by one author  name, James S.A. Corey.

Hard to understand the dialogue in the first 45-minute episode. Have to figure how to get the closed captions up on the screen, but I know the basic story and the hardware and graphics are cool. The books were a lot of fun. The sixth one, Babylon’s Ashes, is due out in August.

The tv product looks good so far. Is this the next big thing? The first cool scifi-in-space-series in a while? Space ships! Space Stations! People in space! Thanks, JD.

X-Ray Specs

Remember them? I wanted to believe. How I wanted to believe I could put them on and see through a girl’s clothes. Ha. If they had worked I’d have only seen her bones.

Never had the money to send away for them. Fortunately. Finally decided it was baloney, anyhow. As it certainly was.

Via Mouth of the Brazos & Ace.

Diluting the stock

“A country is a lot like a company and the citizens are stock holders. It’s not a perfect analogy, but a useful one. What our rulers seek to do is dilute the value of citizenship by offering it to whoever staggers along….

“If everyone on earth is eligible for the benefits of citizenship, as long as they get to America, what point is there in being a citizen? More important, why would anyone try to make the country better? The whole point of investing in a company or a country is to make it better. In the case of a country, better for your descendants. If the children of foreigners are going to take from your kids the fruit of your labor, why bother?”

Why, indeed. Especially if the foreigners staggering in plan to do it on welfare.

Via Mouth of The Brazos.

Roughneckin’ in the patch

What I personally know of roughnecking wouldn’t fill a thimble. J.D., however, says as a kid he slept in the Doghouse while his father and other male relatives roughnecked the oil rigs. He pointed me to this good article in, of all places, National Review. Worth a look.

Reminded me of my dear grandfather who managed the oil trucks for the old Magnolia back in the ’30s, around Laredo, Alice and Freer. He cowboyed for a while near San Angelo but he was never a roughneck. I always understood that he admired some of them, though.

Via Mouth of the Brazos.

J.D.’s suggestion for the $10 bill

“I have the woman replacement on the $10 bill: Marilyn Chambers. She’d be perfect. I am still undecided on what part of her should be on the front and what part on the back. I guess the obvious is easiest…”

Heh. Good thinking. I mean if we’re going to redo history to suit the politically correct, then let’s go all the way. Umm. So to speak.

Via Mouth of the Brazos.

The new iGun4

Apple is coming up in the world. Take that, gun controllers. Watch it and weep.

Via Mouth of the Brazos.

The “treasonous” GOP letter

J.D. over at Mouth of the Brazos, has a fine rebuttal to the Democrat cries of treason, especially considering their inane celebration of a real traitor in Bowe Bergdahl:

“Obviously, the thought behind the letter was to hopefully sabotage yet another extra-Constitutional act from obama before it is too late to act. He and his party have promulgated several errors in judgment upon an unwilling American majority, and he now proposes to make this dangerous commitment on behalf of the United States against the will of the elected representatives of the people…

“The only problem with this letter is that it was signed by only 47 Senators. It should have been 100. At least 54.”

Oh, aye. Read. It. All.