Old Blind Dog

Location: Texas

Friday, December 31, 2004

New Weblogs

Publicola has a list of new blogs added to the blogroll. Go check out Libertarian Girl.


Tuesday, December 28, 2004

List Of Most Annoying People

Britney, Paris Top List Of Most Annoying People

It's a tie between Britney Spears and Paris Hilton for Star magazine's title of most annoying person of 2004.

Britney Spears

Spears got the nod for doing everything but singing and dancing, including getting married -- twice.

Hilton got it for being overexposed in every sense of the word.

Makes sense to me.

Here's the list:

1. Britney Spears/Paris Hilton
2. Anna Nicole Smith
3. Star Jones Reynolds
4. Ashlee Simpson
5. Cameron Diaz
6. Lindsay Lohan
7. Sir Elton John
8. Gwyneth Paltrow
9. Michael Moore
10. Bill O'Reilly

The question is, why do these people get so much attention (and money)? Chalk this up to the ignorance of the general public.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Friday, December 24, 2004

Open Carry

Over at Fish Or Man, Jason has been having an interesting life. He is determined that he can carry his pistol openly, as the Second Amendment says, and has been doing so. He thinks that he needs no permit and is against getting a concealed carry license which he could easily have done in his home state of Washington.

I agree with his position on the necessity of having a permit from the state. I don't personally agree that the state has the authority to presume to license me to carry a firearm. I have the right. It is an inalienable right that is delineated by (not granted by) the Second Amendment. It is what the founders meant, despite any "learned" opinions by lawyers and judges that would have us believe that the state has a right to reasonable regulation. Do you believe that the state has a right of reasonable regulation of your political speech? No? Then why would you believe that the state has a right to reaonable regulation of the means to preserve it?

I don't normally carry any firearms on a day to day basis and have never felt the need to. In Texas we have a system for concealed carry. I don't have a permit and won't have a permit. If I decide that I need a firearm I won't be worrying about any permits.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Letter from the Governor

December 2, 2004

Mr. Old Blind Dog
Rural Route
Some town in, Texas

Dear Old Blind Dog:

Thank you for taking the time to contact the Office of the Governor regarding immigration.

During Governor Perry's visit with President Fox last November, he reaffirmed his support for a guest worker program that balances our two countries' economic realities along with the need for homeland security. President Bush's proposal reflects those goals.

As a former governor of this state, President Bush understands well the huge impact that immigration has on Texas, as well as the importance of developing a plan that simplifies the legal immigration process while discouraging individuals from entering this country illegally.

Texas will no doubt play a key role in discussions that will help shape a final strategy, and the governor looks forward to working with President Bush in the coming months.

Please let us know whenever we may be of service in the future.


Dede Keith
Administration and Constituent Services
Office of the Governor


Evidently the fact that we are at war doesn't mean squat!

No "guest workers". Close the border. How hard is that to understand? I wrote him back and told him not to count on my vote if he couldn't get his program straight.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Resistance is futile

This is just unbelievable. I suppose that unteachable ignorance is more widespread than originally thought. However it will take more than just resigning from the school board. Poll data like this:

In your opinion, is Darwin's theory supported by evidence?

Supported by evidence, 35%

Not supported, 35%

Don't know enough to say, 29%

is due to teachers avoiding the subject altogether. These school boards should be jailed or fined or both.


Psychotic symptoms include hallucinations, such as seeing or hearing things that aren’t really there, and delusions, which are false beliefs that do not go away with logical or accurate information.

Could be mental illness is as widespread as ignorance.

Update II:

USAToday has an online poll.

Update III:

Outside the Beltway has more.