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Your Enemies, My Enemies, Yeah Again

October 23, 2019

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Your Enemies, My Enemies, Yeah Again

I am at the end of my rope again. The next book, Expect No Mercy is at about 85,000 words. That is down from a high of about 400,000 words. I have been at it for almost two years. I like it. I think you will probably like it too. More than you, I want […]

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The Declaration of Independence

July 3, 2019

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The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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Where The Money Went

May 20, 2019

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Where The Money Went

A reader who prefers to stay anonymous wrote: Question The Save the Patch movement that started back ten years ago and has been ongoing was started because the Mongols claimed it was going to cost a million dollars in legal fees to fight keep their patch. Many C.O.C.’s, clubs, individual patch-holders and citizens have made […]

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Trolls Fear Me

October 20, 2018

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Trolls Fear Me

Dear Oink, I think I am going to go ahead and publish this comment because it epitomizes the kind of crap I get every day from the sorts of people, like Darrin Kozlowski, I scare. I like to scare people like you. This came from a proxy server in Austria. That’s how brave this guy […]

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The Way We Were

July 3, 2018

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The Way We Were

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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Thirty Something Rolling Thunder

May 29, 2018

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Thirty Something Rolling Thunder

It is getting hard to see the point of Rolling Thunder, through the fog of self-congratulatory patriotism. It has always seemed like a Vietnam thing to me. It might very well outlive Artie Muller, the Fourth Infantry Division veteran who has made Rolling Thunder his life’s work but it is hard to anticipate what it […]

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Memorial Day 2018

May 25, 2018

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Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day remains a black moment of grief just before the bright celebration of summer. Memorial Day should remind every American that we are a free and happy people because some free and happy boys set down their bats, balls and gloves to die for all the rest of us – in the Civil War, […]

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Dear Igo

April 26, 2018

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Dear Igo

On April 26, 2018 Igo wrote: Let me see if I’m getting this. SO, IF we use the example of “Red Sox Nation” in place of “Mongol Nation”, then that would include (by the courts finding of one in the same) ANY PERSON that had the least hint of ANY trace to the name (a […]

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On Checking Reality

March 29, 2018

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On Checking Reality

In 1949 the gossip columnist Walter Winchell asked the sportswriter Red Smith if he found it hard to write a story every day. “Why no,” Smith replied, according to Winchell. “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” To the numerous readers who responded to the story “Reality Check” published last […]

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Reality Check

March 26, 2018

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Reality Check

For the second time in about 16 months I have to ask readers whether The Aging Rebel matters or whether it is time for it to disappear. Over the last 115 months The Aging Rebel has published about 2,000 posts and about 85,000 comments from a broad cross section of readers including drifters, mechanics, policemen, […]

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Dear Brad H.

February 15, 2018

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Dear Brad H.

In reference to a story titled “Getting Weird Again” published here on February 13 you write: “Actually, a good defense lawyer should be able to get any videos of this man excluded from evidence on the grounds he is not in any way connected to BMC Northern Hemisphere, has no connection to Mr. Pike or […]

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Biker Brawl

November 2, 2017

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Biker Brawl

The current prosecution of Dallas Bandido Christopher Jacob “Jake” Carrizal offends justice. It is a malicious prosecution based on numerous calculated lies. Four weeks into the Carrizal trial, after 30 months of investigation, based on conversations with multiple eyewitnesses including members of both the Cossacks and the Bandidos Motorcycle Club and others knowledgeable about what […]

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The Friendlier North Korea

September 15, 2017

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The Friendlier North Korea

Waco is a pretty friendly place. I arrived with at least a half dozen friends and only a couple of real enemies. Despite my best efforts to even that up, I probably still left with more friends than enemies. The Uber driver who brought me into town from the Waco Regional Airport in a pickup […]

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