ARMED, POLITE SOCIETY

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After the last entry on the atrocity in Norway, the saying “An armed society is a polite society” got kicked around a bit by the commentators here. The phrase comes from Robert Heinlein, popularized by...

THE NORWAY ATROCITY

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History repeats itself. Monster commits mass murder in the most cowardly ways. Bomb in building, because there might have been armed police and security nearby if he had tried to kill the innocent one...

WITH SOME HELP FROM MY FRIENDS

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A while back, I was doing some research on poisonous snakes and came across references to silent rattlers.  I mentioned it here, and got lots of response, which burgeoned into a discussion on dealing...

IN THE NEWS

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Another American beheaded by the jihadis.  RIP, Peter Kassig.  And another announcement of holy war against us and our countrymen, everywhere including here. On the main page of the Backwoods Home website is posted the...

An American Mumbai?

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There have been indications that America’s enemies intend multiple terrorist attacks in this country, patterned after the 11/26-29/07 incident in Mumbai, India that left 168 civilians and authorities dead, and 308 wounded. It was...