The local paper has a ventline feature whereby people can anonymously call in and rant with a reasonable expectation of said rant appearing in print.
This past Saturday's post included this item, which wound up on the refrigerator at Goat Rope Farm:
To the man that sold me the F-150 in the Wal-Mart parking lot: Stop calling yourself a Christian. You're giving Christ a bad name.
Note to self: henceforth no longer make vehicle purchases from random individuals in the parking lots of big box retail stores, regardless of professed religious affiliation.
THE FUTURE OF COAL doesn't look too bright, according to this NY Times article. Articles like this have been known to cause ruling class hissy fits in El Cabrero's beloved state of West Virginia. But whatever happens, folks here need to start thinking ahead.
ON A RELATED NOTE, climate change could be nastier than predicted.
FRIENDS? Here's the latest on the ongoing saga of Massey Energy, CEO Don Blankenship, and WV Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin, who was elected in 2004 with millions of dollars of help from Blankenship. A case regarding all this is now pending before the US Supreme Court.
PONZI NATION, or Madoff as metaphor.
BAD FEELINGS. Experiments suggest that expressing them in words makes it easier to control them.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED