Monthly Archives: July 2008

Some Things

Shepherd's crook bird feeder holder

Shepherd's crook bird feeder holder

 

A large fireplace poker

A large fireplace poker

 

A display stand for plates, bowls, etc.

A display stand for plates, bowls, etc.

I had to learn to gas weld for this item.  I’ve made a few and will certainly be making more.  I suspect they’ll sell well.

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Video Of The Week

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Pikes Peak Racing Photos

Mack Hellings rounding a corner in his pre war Alfa Romeo roadster in 1949.

Mack Hellings rounding a corner in his pre war Alfa Romeo roadster in 1949.

Link to galleries

Hat tip to Ryan and Drewfus at The Jalopy Journal

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After Boumediene

Andrew C. McCarthy writes:

Prior to June 12, 2008, when the ruling was announced, there was no writ of habeas corpus outside sovereign American territory. But five voracious justices now say not only that there is a global writ — i.e., that the legitimacy of government action always and everywhere depends on its capacity to win judicial approval. The justices further audaciously declare that this new global writ vests judges with the power to probe and reverse combatant determinations no matter how fastidiously any system defers to our enemies’ “rights” — and regardless of whether that system has been designed by the military or even Congress.

That is not democracy. It is judicial oligarchy — and nothing in our Constitution requires that we stand for it.

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Rufus Morgan Falls

Wild Lily

Wild Lily

We took a little hike up to Rufus Morgan falls the other day.  Pics are here.

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Black Mountain

A morning view from our deck

A morning view from our deck

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Birthday Bash Pictures…

The Birthday Boy

The Birthday Boy

Are up here.

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