• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Bush is a Moron,  Corporate Wankers,  Dogs,  It's all Reagan's fault,  Photojournalism,  Rant

    Thibodeaux, fontaineaux, the place is buzzin’

    Jack Assery, party of one, your table is ready. OK, I know.  blahblahblah. Thieves.  These thieves are lucky.  I don’t know that I would have been able to restrain my desire to fire off rounds at them if I’d been home. These little d-bags stole my catalytic converter.  They unbolted it at the back but then used a pipe cutter to cut my goddamned header because the front bolts were seized.  I want to shoot them all.  I was out of town at The Cult of Red’s Family Reunion (an amazing event that makes me proud to be affiliated with them) when this happened and my dogs were in their…

  • Dogs,  Stuck on Stupid

    Nothing can stop The Duke of Earl

    Today’s kind of a Friday fish fry. I got an owner turn in a couple of weeks ago.  I don’t know why someone would not find a way to keep a 7 year old dog.  I really don’t.  And I never will. People’s perception of what rescue is and what rescue does in reality are two different things.  If you adopt a dog from the local shelter, you did not rescue a dog.  You adopted the dog from the local shelter.  If you adopted a dog from a rescue, the dog is a rescue.  You did not rescue the dog.  If a breeder took a dog back and you adopted…

  • Corporate Wankers,  Rant

    Sippin’ on gin and juice, laid back with my mind on my money and my money on my mind

    Part of me says “Why can’t you be a kinder gentler Wine Dog?”  The other part says RAGE ON! Just in case you missed my rage on Chase.  Read this for background. OK, now that you’re up to date, it’s time for a follow up post.  I’m sure there will be more on this one.  On October 4th, I sent a HAFA package to Chase.  On FEBRUARY 7th I received the following email: Good morning, I’m the negotiator for this file and the investor is countering this offer to 120K.  If you all accept this counter offer, I will need a signed addendum by all parties no later than Wednesday. …

  • Wine of the Day

    Rode in on the Greyhound, I’ll be walkin’ out if I go

    I was going to rant today.  I’ve been on a bit of a roll.  And then I thought “Self, let’s talk about wine.”  After all I have been referred to as a “Wine Blogger” and that moniker has gotten me some amazing access, which I most certainly appreciate.  So the least I could do is to write a little about the juice. My pals at Pleasant Hill Wine Merchants, who’ve gotten their ass handed to them by this economy but are still fighting on, came up with a good little wine a month or so ago.  This little sweetheart retails for about the same as a sixer and a bag…