23 April 2015

And Now For Something Completely Different.

No, really. The Norwegian Blue. Lovely plumage.

Yeah, You Rite!

See what 'dey calls weah 'ya live at, dawlin: The Yat Map.

It's Come To This.

If you're a guy who wants to 'marry' another guy, or a girl who wants to 'marry' another girl, or a LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ who wants to 'marry' your Barcalounger, go right ahead. Knock yourself out; it's a free country. But don't ever forget - no matter where you put your winkie or your strap-on - only a man and a woman together can make a baby.

Turkey basters don't count.

20 April 2015

Well, This Is The 21st Century, After All.

An UBER driver in Chicago - Chicago! - uses his legally concealed handgun to prevent a mass shooting. This is how a free society should be, dear readers. A man has the freedom to sell his services without government restraint, and has the freedom to defend himself and his neighbors without being labeled a criminal. The more you get government out of people's lives, the more people will take responsibility for themselves. And for others.

17 April 2015

This Haircut Kills Socialists.

David Burge, aka The Iowahawk, once again wins the Internet with this little update of a classic:
This land is my land, this land ain't your land
If you don't get off, I'll blow yer head off
I got a shotgun and you ain't got none
This land is private property
If you are not following David on Twitter, your life is not complete.

Dear ESPN...

...Fire. This. Bitch. NOW.



And yes, "bitch" is accurately and properly used in this context.

13 April 2015

A Guide To The Dark Side.

Pat Condell is, as always, refreshingly direct:

Home On The Free Range.

If you live in Maryland and have children... Move. Now.

If an unelected bureaucracy can convict you of a crime without due process, or evidence, or of something that is not even a crime, moving is the only non-violent option you have open.

While parading these busy-body state leeches naked through the streets, to be used as targets for rotten tomatoes, would be a better and more effective solution (and save on the moving costs), the general consensus in the land is we are not at that point. Well, not yet. But it, or worse, is fast approaching. This is America. Not Scotland.

10 April 2015

Those Who Cannot Remember The Past...

...Are doomed to vote Democrat. As we remember the ending of the Civil War at Appomattox, and before The Left / Mainstream Media take a victory lap, we need to remember this fact: One of the worst race riots US history occurred not in the South, but in New York City. In 1863.

06 April 2015

Life Imitates Art...

...Or, Mary Chase, call your office.

This came from the White House's Facebook page. No, really.

One Is A Six-Foot Figment Of His Own Imagination...

...and the one on the left is a guy in a bunny suit. Named Harvey.

A Modest Proposal.

With the Session upon us, here is something for an enterprising Louisiana Leggie looking to get their name out there.

As we all know, this week our lords neighbors over on The Left / Mainstream Media have taken to their fainting couches because... religious freedom is "UN-AMERICAN!!!!", or something. Their logic goes something like this: A business is "public"; therefore, it has no rights and must do and act as the state says. Since individuals are not forced into opening businesses, they choose to give up any assertion of personal rights they may have when doing business because, businesses are not people - they do not have rights.

Allrighty, then.

Here is the first sentence in Louisiana Revised Statute RS 40:1379.3(O):
"The provisions of Subsection N of this Section shall not limit the right of a property owner, lessee, or other lawful custodian to prohibit or restrict access of those persons possessing a concealed handgun pursuant to a permit issued under this Section."
This allows a business owner, like Starbucks, Target, or your local vegan health food market, to refuse you entry if you happen to be legally carrying a sidearm, based only on their belief that you shouldn't be allowed to exercise a legal right. Which would be, in the words of The Left / Mainstream Media...

. . . D E S C R I M I N A T I O N ! ! !

And we can't have that, now can we? So if some Leggie out there is looking to attract TV cameras and reporters faster than the revision of an Obama economic forecast gets revised, suggest a revision to that sentence. Something like:
"Except for places of public accommodation as defined by Section 201 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and not otherwise restricted under the provisions of Subsection N of this Section, the provisions of Subsection N of this Section shall not limit the right of a property owner, lessee, or other lawful custodian to prohibit or restrict access of those persons possessing a concealed handgun pursuant to a permit issued under this Section."

Today's Required Reading.

Ed Driscoll, as usual, hits one out of the park.

And a rather sobering piece at Townhall.com about a very possible future. Money quote:
Liberals think this free society just sort of happened, that they can poke and tear at its fabric and things will just go on as before. But they won’t. So at the end of the day, if you want a society governed by the rule of force, you better pray that you’re on the side with the guns and those who know how to use them.

02 April 2015

Um, No.

If this is supposed to make me more likely to vote for Jeff Landry this fall, well... it won't.

Rick Santorum? Seriously?? What's next? Endorsements from Senator Tony Perkins or Senator Rob Maness?

It's Tinfoil TIme!

Oh, my. Leonard Nimoy isn't really dead, and he beat out the Pope and the Queen of England to become head of the Illuminati.

I love conspiracy theories. I really do. Not for their actual content, mind you, but for their comedy value. I often imagine Alex Jones, Ron Paul and the like sitting in a room with some pens, paper, and couple of bottles of Cuervo, thinking up another story to see how stupid people really are. I mean, this stuff is comedy gold. I think I would have had a bright future in conspiracy comedy had I known it was a career option.

And for my Brothers, Masonry and Albert Pike make an appearance.

01 April 2015

Lois Gets A Pass.

I'm Shocked. Shocked!

OK, not really.

She may have, y'know, broken the law, but she did it for the right reasons. And besides, nobody really cares if it hurt some anti-government, teabadgger, Christianists in flyover-country. It wasn't like they wanted someone to bake them a wedding cake....

I'm Back, and... Geez, This Place Needs A Cleaning!

Old links, old posts, old format. I got some work to do.

I'm Back....

Fuck Facebook. RSR is back!
And on April Fool's - My feast day, no doubt.

01 January 2014

Good-Bye.

This will be the last post to Red Stick Rant. The address will remain open, as I have some 6 years of posts and comments here - some of which I refer back to occasionally. But this is it.

20 years ago this very day my wife and I left Boston, with our new baby in hand, to return to our native Louisiana. We returned to Louisiana because is where our families are. To raise our own family without them was just not an option for us. But looking back on that move, it hasn't been the always blessing we had hoped for. The grass is not always greener.

In 2011 (when I put this blog on hiatus for a year), my former business partner, behind my back, seized my share of our 10-year old design practice (as my wife and I were leaving on a two-week vacation, no less), leaving us with nothing but a guarantee on the firm's debt (which he later defaulted on, wrecking my credit). This put huge strains on our family in the last few years, as my wife and I struggled to re-establish our professional names and professional practices under a mountain of debt, judgements and legal bills.

Yesterday, those strains burst.

The what and the how, are not for public airing. But the hopes and the optimism we had as we got into my friend Hugh's VW bus to head to the airport on 1 January 1994, are gone. Healing my family, and getting those hopes and optimism back, are now my first priority - and my sole New Year's Resolution. Blogging, Facebooking, Twitter, or all of the other distractions in my life are now very low on the list.

To everyone who has stopped by to read Red Stick Rant over the years, and maybe leave a comment... Thank you, and may God Bless. Good Bye.

.....CLIFFORD