Thursday, February 07, 2013

OK, where's Karl been. Why hasn't he published this week's haiku winner? Well he's been off, testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings. For senate bill 218. (the Governor's I want to be the next president, gun grab) According to the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate. Today was the first time in Maryland history, the building was close to admittance by the fire Marshall, because of the number of people attending to oppose a bill. Thanks to all who attended. If we keep it up, we can beat Governor O'Malley's gun grab. And ultimately shut down the agenda of the Panderer in Chief on a national level.

That said, on to important stuff. Thank you all for the find turnout. I know the topic was broad, it was by design. Just to see what you folks would come up with. You certainly didn't disappoint. Your Haiku's were broad in spectrum, thoughtful, and very entertaining.

Serendipity's Para-cord haiku made me smile and laugh. In the ranks of my family at large. There are active duty military, FBI special agents, U.S. marshals and folks with the other agency affiliations. What do they have in common? Para-cord, belts, bracelets and accessories. When I comment to them about it. The girls, they get it. But the guys, don't understand my comments about Macrame. Anyway yes the uses are endless. Unless the display openly marks you.

Becca's Ties that bind. Reminds us of the importance of holding family tight. And her second the importance of honesty.

Moi's Jump rope, I have to say it until your last line, I was thinking of something else. Yet Fishy was right, it had a great rhythm.

Fishy sure would like to see the kite on the other end of that tale.

Czar, man you hit that one right.

Chicokry's spider's web remind us all of the beauty of nature. Particularly with the fall of the morning dew.
Plus giving us one of the best band names, I've heard in a longtime.

Fleur's marionette reminds us all who've been in the position, how it feels to be the front person.

Serendipity again your cat haiku was close to home. As we have one who tows her string around with her. I call her Dingbat.

Fishy a weapon perhaps, walking the dog for sure.

Aunty Belle Yo Yo is a neat haiku and a most entertaining link. For your second, I never pictured you as a gamer. Is there something you should tell us?

And finally CoreyJoe's ode to the fun physics of childhood. Let's hope it stays a child's game.

So now we need to pick a winner. Well originally I said pull at my heartstrings. Czar did it with his:

"I Know You, Rider":
Twenty-nine strings blistering.
Bluegrass? Rock and roll.

Sir, the stage is yours. I look forward your next week's topic. Thank you all for playing this week.


Karl said...

A fine job, everyone!

CoreyJo said...

Wonderful job hosting Karl.

Congrats Czar, another well deserved win!

chickory said...

Yes the 29 strings blistering was a great read and great visual. I concur. Congratulations Czar and thanks Karl for hosting and for your Stand against your governor.

czar said...

Well, I didn't see that coming. I had me running about seventh this week. Ah, emotion over reason.

And, Karl, thanks also for your stand. I doubt we agree on much in the realm of public policy issues, but talking directly to the decision makers when you have the opportunity always gets my support.

Topic on Friday.

moi said...

Yes! Czar's was my fave as well (also: Not Jazz). Great, inspiring topic, Karl, and thank you for hosting. And for trying to save the world from dumb-ass political decisions. I raise a Colt 45 in your honor (but of course point it elsewhere.)

Buzz Kill said...

I've been missing too, but have actually found the time to make some posts. Baby steps. You don't need to justify your constitutional right to assembly to us - and I certainly appreciate the passion. I'll drink a Colt 45 in your honor.

"...and folks with the other agency affiliations." I've been saying for years you had Company connections. Bwahahaha Stay low and keep your powder dry.

fishy said...

BRAVO! for standing up less we all become marionettes!

Lovely job of hosting/judging as your topic did indeed draw diverse
haiku providing Monday entertainment.

Congrats to Czar :-)

Boxer said...

I've been MIA also, but have been keeping up with most everyone. Sorry I missed your Haiku and good for you standing behind what you believe.

Aunty Belle said...

Now I knows the world is safer, wif' Sir Fair in the saddle--thanks so much fer yore efforts. The mystique grows!!

And a real fun haiku week, congrats to Czar fer nailing the rider, and to rider fer grand hosting.

LX said...

"testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings"

Good work, sir!

Anonymous said...

Good for you Karl!! I have a good friend who was in MD for years. In retirement (at least her's) they moved to the TX Hill Country. He now has a shooting range from his front porch. Yes, there was more than one reason for the move there, but that was a primary one of them.

Paracord, yes, accessories. I see lots of modern combat-type knives with carefully knotted paracord grips. Fad, I guess. That would be messy for cleaning game!

Great turnout, wonderfuk batch of Haiku. Congrats Czar for twanfging the heartstrings.


Karl said...

CoryJo: Thank you for your contribution.

Chickory: That's the way I saw it as well.

Czar: When thinking on your feet, more often than not, going with your gut proves to be the best resolution. Emotion over reason, perhaps.

We have the duty to talk to the decision makers, we put them where they are. they're no better than us. And often find themselves in the position of making decisions for subjects, they don't understand.

I look forward to Friday.

Moi: Yes ma'am, me and Don Quixote. I knew you would get it.

Buzz Kill: I look forward to you returning to post regularly. You have a much appreciated sense of humor. I know you have better taste than to drink Colt 45.

Fishy: Thank you, so do you think it could replace football? Never mind.

Boxer: I had my suspicions, you were keeping an eye on us and just too busy to jump into the fray. Pipe in when you can, you're always welcome.

Aunty Belle: Careful what you wish, the last time I was in the saddle. I got thrown.

LX: Thanks. Nice to see you, Sir!

Serendipity: Having a 200 yard range off my back deck would almost make it worth moving on land. But, Texas too hot for me.

I guess that's my point with the Para-cord, accessories, in a real field situation. They're not practical and won't work.

All: Thank you for your enthusiasm regarding my interaction with the legislature. I firmly believe that along with rights, comes responsibility. Having an active and open conversation with those that make the laws, whether on a state or Federal level is imperative keeping this Republic sound. My, your, our, interaction with those, we have a elected to govern, is the only way to keep the process working. This is not the first time I've testified, nor will it be the last. Get involved, interact, common-sense can prevail.

Anonymous said...

TX too hot for me, too Karl. You will note I live in WY (intentionally), where I just finished shoveling a 12 inch snow off the driveway - very happily I might add. I love the cold. My 6+ years on the TX Gulf Coast about killed me.

You can get a 1,000 yd range off your deck here if you find the right spot...and if not the BLM land around provides easy access to ranges I can't see targets at witout optics, and I have unusually good vision. The local shooting range provides a 1,200 yard gong. There is a remarkable lack of good sailing waters, however. Tradeoffs.


foam said...

aack! and here i've been meaning to keep up with these haiku mondays again. anyway, i'll mosey on over to czar's and see what the topic is.

Congratulations to czar, btw!

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Serendipity: Tradeoffs indeed. I have seriously considered looking for land in the northwest. However I still find work and water an issue.

Foam: AAK! I don't know where, you have been. You have been missed. You are always welcome.

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foam said...

Ugh.. Typos or autocorrect or both ..

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@ Aunty Belle: Yes ma'am message received. Just a post to avoid scrolling down through all the interesting advertisements (cough cough). Would save considerable time. I will see what I can do. Although I must say, "Wild things with Neptune" beat the hell out of work with bureaucrats and politicians.

@ Foam: I will do my best to be humorous. Congratulations on your win!

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Sorry I missed ya'.