Thursday, January 26, 2012

"What did you do all day?"

I had a relatively short conversation with a relatively new coworker the other day.  He and I had some mutual friends and acquaintances, though we hadn't yet spoken at length about anything other than complaining about the management.  He was curious about the extruding machine's inner-workings, so I explained a little about how we make the product which he prepares for shipping.  I think it is the fact that I, at least to some, look to be between twelve and 18 years old which prompted him to ask the following question:

"How old are you, man?"

"I'm twenty."

"Did you go to EHS?"

"No, I didn't 'go to high school.'"


"Yeah, I was homeschooled until I was 18; my entire education was at home."


"And I didn't do homework in bed.  I've heard all the jokes, so don't even try," I said, laughingly.

"Huh? Oh, yeah, right-right-right... ha ha..."

"Yeah, and both my parents worked, so..." (Barely stifiling a smile.)

"Both your parents worked?  Man, what did you do all day?!?"

"No, it was a joke! My mom always stayed at home," I quickly blurted out as I laughed.

He was amused.  And a little overwhelmed, I think. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Natural Government

The fact is not so much that man was meant to be free as it is that he wasn't meant to be "ruled" by other men. Man's natural state is to answer solely to God and mutually respect all other men and their property; they, too, answer to only God. Any other arrangement, whether extenuating circumstances require it or not, is unnatural.

Any governing body should therefore have as its only goal the protection of the natural rights of the individual man; as a governing body is, by definition, officiated by men, the supreme law should never usurp the authority of the ultimate Source of humanity's knowledge and wisdom, the Bible; its acceptance must be universally and freely offered by all those which it shall govern.

Without this goal, without this Source, and without this respect and recognition, no government can possibly be just, fair, or free.

Government cannot deviate from its goal to encompass anything further than codified protection of life, liberty and property any more than a trash collection service may expand to areas beyond refuse disposal, such as cosmetics or fish-farming, as it would then cease to be a trash collector. Government can no more override Biblical authority than your neighbor can tell you what groceries you may buy. Government may no more assert itself sans republican principles than a bank may decide whose money they may withhold and how much.

There is a place for everything, and everything should be in its place. This is the natural order of things; anything to the contrary is disorder.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Blog that Time Forgot

I am so sorry to do these abstract, nostalgic, "fourth wall-destroying" posts about my blog and my absence, but I must say... I feel like I just awoke from a coma.

I flitted around my drafts (might have to finish them ALL), I perused my old posts, I revisited old comments, and I realized I had no idea how long and hard I blogged!  The timeline of when I started, when I stopped, and what I did in-between is so blurry... I got lost.  

Time to kick it back in gear.

Okay, settle down, Dylan. Get thyself back into the swing of things.  Thy readers wait without. Writeth a magnum oputh.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Mitt Romney is our only clear choice for President.  As Republicans, Santorums and Gingrichs come and go, but Romney is always there. Others roller-coaster their way through the polls, through the primaries, but Romney keeps on the straight and narrow path to the White House.  So, we should all just vote for him.

"But what about Ron P..."  *interrupts* That's enough of that kinda talk, stranger.  Ron Paul's a kook.  Don't bother me with facts or figures.  None of that there common sense. Don't tell me we can't afford the wars.  Don't tell me we can't print more money, because we can always print more, because that's what "more" means! Just let me have another drink of that propaganda-spiked kool-aid...

The preceding is what I get from every mainline Republican statist about the election.  It's on all the media, it's flowing from the mouths of the pundits.  It's everywhere.  You can't get a word in about Ron Paul without him being dismissed as crazy.  You may occasionally find the sympathetic Republican who will be so kind as to concede that Dr. Paul is spot-on about absolutely everything - except his darned foreign policy.  "Oh, bother!  We can't stop funding foreign dictators! What would that do to our national security?!?"  Please.

My commentary, at least for this post, shall only be as follows: Ron Paul is black coffee on a Monday morning to a very hungover GOP.  Another drink would help the headache, but that's not going to fix the problem.

Now that my blog has come out of retirement, expect more on this and other subjects. 

Ah, paragraphs... I missed you my friends.

Now what?

So, I'm back, and I know there is no shortage of blog fodder out there, but I don't know how much of my readership remains in the wake of my sabbatical.  So, are you there, and what are we talking about?

I'm Back, by Dylan "Deelambs" Callahan

I've been gone a long time. Fought Facebook; won friends; lost friends; pwned some statists; survived SOPA.

Well, now I'm back. 


Here we go again.

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