Day By Day


  • Delilah T.

    There were 28,000 acres available in southwest Texas, Big Bend country, a year ago, if you had the money for it. Plenty of room to run cattle and build a shooting range, but you do have to be able to deal with horses if you’re going there. That, and take a hogleg with you if you hit the back sections. Snakes out there, y’know.

  • Kafiroon

    They must be repairing a small section. I used the tractor to pull the wair tight on long runs.
    Zed explains the selling of America.

  • Baseball in Texas. Texas League style. Or as Hillary and Bernie call it “Beisbull”. First invented by the Russians (Walt Kelly – Pogo)

  • JTC

    If they need a survey and are standing on home plate, it’s not snakes but JBT’s they need to be concerned with.

    But those resources…what, oil, gas? No frakkin’ way, the bern and the beast are for the greenies. Oh, waitaminute, THAT kind of green!

  • B Woodman

    Sounds like Zed is attempting to bring Wade up to speed on today’s politics. Good luck, if you haven’t been keeping up for the past dozen years.

    • xdcpd085

      Dozen? More like 50+………..

  • Spin Drift

    Moral outrage in spades if the f’ing Bee Eye does not proffer charges against Cankles. Forget all the other kerfuffles, this will be the tell tale as to whether the People still matter. All the land grabs by the BLM can be mitigated by better leadership at the top. Who gives the BLM thier marching orders or for that matter the Border Patrol. The orders come from the top.

    Molon Labe
    Winter is Coming

    • Arkay

      FBI doesn’t get to file charges; it just does the investigation. Buncha Feebs are seriously ticked right now, knowing DoJ isn’t about to let any US Attorney file said charges.

    • H_B

      I kept reading that as Black Lives Matter…then I realized it didn’t make a difference…

    • GWB

      No, better management will NOT stop the problems with BLM. The problem is it’s even being authorized to to do what it does. The only way to stop it is to return all the portions of our national gov’t to their proper Constitutional, Federal duties and powers.

      • interventor

        Divest government of BLM land.

    • Old Codger

      Charges filed – AGAINST CANKLES? Shirley, you jest. People in the kind of circles Cankles movesw in almost NEVER face any sort of justice. Indictments trials, and suchlike are for peons like us.

      Saw a bit on the news last evening. Hildabeast was attacking The Donald as a false defender of the middle class. I had to laugh. Hildabeast was born with just as fine a silver spoon in her mouth as Trump. Neither one of them has the faintest notion of where to begin LOOKINGfor a clue to what the middle class goes through. Slick knows all too well but but Hildabest? No FEKKING way!

  • interventor

    Texas land is mostly not federally owned. Would take condemnation action.

    • Tiger Tomcat

      Unless it borders on what lil Federal land there is. The land grab that the Bureau of Land Management is trying to do in Northern Texas, they are trying to use the Corps of Engineers as a cover.

    • B Woodman

      Sounds like it’s time to start practicing The Four Esses:

      There’s lots of room on 90,000 acres to hide BLM bodies

  • H_B

    Well the first thing ya’ know, ol’ Zed’s a millionaire…

    • JTC

      Kin folks said, Zed take a stand right there!

      The Republic of Texas is where you oughta be,

      We all loaded up our trucks and head for Big T.

      Texas that is, The New Republic, home of the Free.

      • Brasspounder

        That’s a CMA award winner right there.

      • H_B


  • Grrrrrrrr. One finds words to explain that difficult, without graying my hair and raising my blood pressure all the more

    • H_B

      What’s on yer’ mind?

      • The lefts existence.

        • H_B

          Predators gonna’ prey…

  • Neil Frandsen

    Folks, surveying Deeded Land, where the original Deed was likely surveyed by a Spanish surveyor, using a legal length that was certified by the current Spanish King. The Legal length kept changing, oft as the King changed. Which means that rerunning olde Spanish Land Surveys means knowing which legal length the olde surveyor had to use…
    Oh, and you also have to confirm the Magnetic Declination he used, by proving a nice straight Line on the ground, matching one in the Deed, then doing a Starshot to prove today’s Magnetic Declination, and finding out the difference from the Declination used by the Spanish surveyor.
    Then, set all into your Laptop, hook it up to the GPS unit, and have fun following the old Metes and Bounds, with your 4×4, or with your horses…

    • This is already happening on my land, but not by the feds per se. Way back when I was immersed in survey at Fr. Sill, we did everything mechanically – 100 feet at a time, trying to keep straight using a telescope or theodolite. Things have changed. With technical innovation, we can measure a position to less than a centimeter and an altitude, the same. I’m not sure we need a chain gang to survey. However, this means that every survey done in the last 250++ years has inherent error. THESE surveys are not being done to steal land, but to correct the errors of the past. Most farmers and ranchers don’t want to move a fence for a few inches technical error. They just leave the fence where it is, mark it and the surveyor puts in a stake in the corrected position. These “red River” fights have been with us forever, anywhere you have a meandering line or a natural boundary. Most owners just work their way through. It is only when a non-technical bureaucrat wants to exercise some personal power or wants to punish a political enemy do we get this crap.

      • Old Codger

        Wouldn’t “non-technical bureaucrat” be a pleonasm? Wouldn’t “bureaucrat” sort of IMPLY that the person being referred to was “non-technical”? Sort of like saying “When I was young and stupid …”. You don’t really NEED the “and stupid” part.

        In my book “technically competent bureaucrat” is an oxymoron. Sort of like “honest politician” or “ethical attorney” or “military intelligence”. 😉

  • Neil Frandsen

    Darn. sorry for the duplication, now how do I delete the 1st one?

  • Bill G

    Trying to deal with the bureaucrats is about like going through a “Who’s on First?” “What” routine.
    A modern survey is an excellent idea. With our bee-luvved gummint deciding hither, thither and yon that they own land a state-of-the-art marking out would be a really fine thing to have.

  • Pamela

    Are Wade and Zed fixing fence, and /or adding to existing?
    Keeping the nasty beasties out or the nice doggies in?

    • Chris Muir


  • No one has won a war against tyranny in this country since September 3, 1783, when we overthrew one government and were taken over by another. BLM is just a tool of the greater problem.

    • Precisely. Damn, you’re good!

    • Delilah T.

      Well, Dread, dear, if you want NO government, you’re going to have to find yourself an uninhabited island somewhere, or else move to another planet.

      Don’t worry: they’re hunting for just that now, refining the search method and before too long, something will turn up.

  • Spin Drift

    What do you think would happen if Rand Paul was Secretary of the Interior? A few heads would roll? It’s amazing how fast career bureaucrats get ass alignment when a few at the top are scalped. The thing is to then cut the budget and cull the driftwood. Peter Principle Managers first.

    We had to destroy it to save it.
    Winter is coming.
    Molon labe
    War Damn Eagle

    • H_B

      I think Palin is on deck to be Secretary of the Interior or Secretary of Energy. Much the same outcome.

  • espien

    Ok, all this talk of left wing nuts… When’s Skye returning?

    • B Woodman

      Oh, G-D , NO!! We just got rid of her. Please, give us a breathing rest.

      • Pamela

        Heaven forbid. Don’t need the “I need a new Baby Daddy Donor any male pole will do in a pinch as long as he has money” female back at the ranch.

      • H_B


  • Old Codger

    Remember, folks, people get the government they deserve. All government derives its power from the consent of the governed – be that consent overt, tacit or coerced. As curt Hofmann put it, “Evil exists because good men don’t kill the government officials committing it.” A large enough mob of unarmed surfs can take down an armored knight. They will not do so without taking casualties but they CAN do it if enough of them want to bad enough. As Stalin is supposed to have put it, “Quantity has a quality all its own.”

    I do not believe that one man may tyrannize another without the 2nd’s consent.

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