Strict Construction

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Mostly, today is going to be about the Supreme Court. That’s the doors to it, with yours surly in front of them.  Of course, being me, I won’t be able to avoid having some other sidebars, but mainly, we’re going to talk law today. If you ever find yourself wanting…

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Enemy Action

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Today is going to be something rare, a command performance.  My publisher, the owner of Hashtag media, asked me my opinion on the recent claims that “Oh My God, someone is trying to destroy our food supply industry.” I replied that:  On the food processing plants, I’m trying hard not…

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Crashes of All Sorts

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Pull up a seat and pour something, let’s talk about crashes. There have been all kinds of crashes in the news lately, from those of aircraft to those of the stock market. So that seemed to be a good lede into today’s piece. Back when I started this blog, I…

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Mostly Morale

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Grab some burgers and a brew, and let’s talk. The primary topic of the day is going to be morale: How to maintain it, how we have destroyed it, and why it matters.  Of course, as usual, I’m going to wander and cover some things that are morale-related only by…

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Mostly Guns and Nuts

H.L. Mencken is quoted as saying: There is always an easy solution to every problem – neat, plausible, and wrong. Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. Pour yourself something strong, you’re gonna need it, this is going to be a long one. OK, so most of this is going to be further discussions on gun control…

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At a Loss

  Sigh. I’m sort of at a loss on how to write this piece.       I had originally planned to do something on one of the most famous modern fantasy authors, Mercedes Lackey, getting kicked out of the SFWA, along with her husband Larry Dixon (who apparently got kicked out for no better reason…

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The “Texas Sharpshooter”

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt:    So, the Title: “Texas sharpshooter” doesn’t actually refer to Charles Whitman, the Texas Clocktower shooter, who killed his mother, and wife, then went on to kill 14 more people and wound 32 using a bolt action rifle with a three-round magazine, although he will be mentioned again later…

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