Archive for month: May, 2019

Friday Quote – H.L. Mencken

31 May
May 31, 2019

Five years of Prohibition have had, at least, this one benign effect: they have completely disposed of all the favorite arguments of Prohibitionists. None of the great boons and usufructs that were to follow the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment has come to pass. There is not less drunkenness in the Republic, but more. There is not less crime, but more. There is not less insanity, but more. The cost of government is smaller, but vastly greater. Respect for law has not increased, but diminished.

This was about Prohibition, but it seems eerily accurate about the War on Drugs.

Alabama Poised to Abolish Marriage Licenses

29 May
May 29, 2019

Via friend Sean on the Book Of Face comes this article on Alabama’s House Of Representatives passing a bill that would essentially abolish state issued marriage licenses.

Under the bill that passed today, couples wanting to get married would submit to the probate judge a form that includes an affidavit saying they meet the legal requirements of marriage and the probate judge would record that as the official marriage document.

It also takes out the requirement that a minister or similar position be the officiant of the ceremony.

There is criticism from the left – justifiably- that this is an end run around making some probate courts actually do their job and issue licenses to same-sex couples. Honestly, I don’t care if that’s the reason, if this is passed.

Metal Tuesday- Severija – Zu Asche Zu Staub

28 May
May 28, 2019

This is a non-metal Metal Tuesday entry, but it was a surprising gem when The Wife and I were watch Babylon Berlin. Which I would also recommend.


27 May
May 27, 2019

If you’ve got ten minutes, I’d highly recommend this.

Friday Quote – Johnny Cash

24 May
May 24, 2019

It’s good to know who hates you and it is good to be hated by the right people.

Blogging May Be Light

23 May
May 23, 2019

Issues with my house in Tampa. If I was going to suffer an incident requiring me to file an insurance claim, why couldn’t it have been something catastrophic enough to require replacement?

Game Of Thrones

22 May
May 22, 2019

No spoilers. I didn’t have the problems with the final season that a lot of folks seemed to have. I thought it was a decent, but not spectacular ending.

Metal Tuesday- Five Finger Death Punch – I Refuse

21 May
May 21, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch isn’t a band I normally associate with strong metal ballads. Yet, this one is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

My Ice Breaker Speech For Toastmasters

20 May
May 20, 2019

I know I put the text of my Ice Breaker Speech a bit ago, but I finally got around to getting the video set up.

Friday Quote – Frank Martin

10 May
May 10, 2019

You know what makes me sick to my stomach? When I hear grown people say that kids have changed. Kids haven’t changed. Kids don’t know anything about anything. We’ve changed as adults. We demand less of kids. We expect less of kids. We make their lives easier instead of preparing them for what life is truly about. We’re the ones that have changed.