Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's A Gas Gas Gas

Gasser (car)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A gasser was a type of hot rod originating on the dragstrips of the United States in the late 1950s and continued until the early 1970s. Gassers were based on production models from the 1930s to mid-1960s, which have been stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a truck beam axle to provide better weight distribution on acceleration (Beam axles are also lighter than an independent front suspension), though a raised stock front suspension is common as well. Common weight reduction techniques include fiberglass body panels, stripped interiors and plexiglass windows (sometimes color tinted).

Because they were primarily built for racing, these cars typically had the engine swapped to a larger or more powerful one, the existing stock engine modified (often heavily) or both. It was very common to fit a Roots supercharger and mechanical fuel injection, such as one from Algon, Hilborn, or Crower.

With form being dictated by function, their appearance is often very top heavy and ungainly, largely due to front ends being raised higher than stock, to assist in the weight transfer during rapid acceleration (racing).[citation needed] Having their exhaust pipes exit through the front fender well is a common characteristic of gassers[citation needed], as is having bodies painted in flamboyant metalflakes, pearls, and candy finishes complemented by lettering in wild fonts.[citation needed]

The name arose because they competed in a gasoline-fueled drag racing class, rather than one using methanol or nitromethane.[citation needed]

The gasser is the predecessor of the modern Funny Car.[citation needed]

Fucking Wikipedia.
They forgot the most important attribute of a Gasser,

They were FUN!!

The inspiration for this post can be directly blamed on TSP. There were some great drag racing videos over there!

An International Holiday Just For Wirecutter

Yep, today is International Bacon Day!

I was just over at Kenny's place and didn't see any mention of it.

Can't believe he doesn't know!

Better get busy, my belly is growling just thinking about a huge pile of bacon.

I do have one question for y'all.

How do you like your bacon cooked?

My wife likes hers crispy, almost potato chip crispy.
I like mine done and chewy although once in a while crispy is good.

I'm going to have to go give Wirecutter a heads up, I'm sure he wouldn't want to miss this.

Nice To Know At Least One Thing Has Survived Since This Country Was Founded

It's a pear tree.
Not just any pear tree either, this one has been around since before this country was founded.

383 years to be exact.

One of the first fruit trees planted in America is still alive and well at age 383

It may be hard to believe, however, but one of America's earliest settlers is still alive today -- and still bearing fruit after 383 years.
Among the first wave of immigrants to the New World was an English Puritan named John Endicott, who in 1629, arrived to serve as the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Charged with the task of establishing a welcoming setting for new arrivals upon the untamed land, the Pilgrim leader set about making the area around modern-day Salem as homey as possible.

In approximately 1630, as his children watched on, Endicott planted one of the first fruit trees to be cultivated in America: a pear sapling imported from across the Atlantic. He is said to have declared at the time: "I hope the tree will love the soil of the old world and no doubt when we have gone the tree will still be alive."

The tree did outlive all witnesses to its planting -- as well as generations and generations that followed.


Through the 20th century, Endicott's pear tree endured as the United States -- the nation it predates by 146 years -- continued to grow up around it. Through several more strong hurricanes, and even a vandal attack in the 1960s, the tree never stopped bearing fruit.

Although its pears have been described as "medium in size, unattractive, and coarse textured", the tree's shortcomings have been more than made up for by its resilience -- a legacy that will carry on even after the sands of time eventually wither its branches. The USDA's National Clonal Germplasm Repository, a seed bank, successfully produced a clone of Endicott's pear tree.

There is more at the link about the long history of this old tree, it is one tough old fruit tree.

Redwoods live to be thousands of years old but I have never in my life heard of a fruit tree living as long as this one has and it still bears fruit to this day.


Friday, August 30, 2013

Dedicated To This Auspicious Occasion

Of our sitting President announcing that he is going to unleash weapons of mass destruction upon a country who has not attacked us in any way and in contrivance of the flimsiest legal footing ever proposed to the citizens of this country, I give you our countries most prolific export.

Creeping Death.

Quick, Change The Channel!

Jeeze, a guy can't have any peace.
I am sitting here surfing my favorite websites and the wife is watching her fucking Soap Opera's when guess who decides he needs to preempt everything to explain to the Sheeple why we are going to lob a few cruise missiles into Syria.

Let me distill this news flash for ya and save you having to listen to him lie to your fucking faces.

Two words should sum it up nicely.

Petro. Dollars..

You're welcome.

Now on to the important stuff and the real reason the internet was invented.

This One's For Angel

Take it to heart darlin', life is too short.
It's OK to take the pain out and look at it once in a while but ya gotta put it back and make new, better memories.

Banish the sonsabitches for good and start living the rest of your life.

There's No Need To Suffer Anymore.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Chill Out And Spark One Up Dudes

Yeah huh.
The Feds apparently finally conceded defeat in their ridiculous positions concerning some states legalizing the Devil Weed.

The Obama administration today announced a limited pullback on federal enforcement of marijuana rules, saying it will not interfere with new state laws that permit recreational use of pot. The Justice Department said it will not seek to block new state laws in Colorado and Washington that legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and it will not bring federal prosecutions against dispensaries or businesses that sell small amounts of marijuana to adults.

Someone finally figured out that they have been pissing in the wind.

Finally a breath of fresh air out of these tight assed motherfuckers.

Have Another Hit.

And take a Journey To The Center Of Your Mind.

(Pay attention, yes, that is Ted Fucking Nugent on guitar!)

Suck It, You Gun Grabbing Sonsabitches

Vindication for gun owners and the bitter truth for anti gunners was quietly glossed over this last Spring when a team of researchers from Harvard University published their findings that show unequivocally that banning guns would not reduce murder or suicide rates.

The exact same conclusion the CDC came up with after President Obama commissioned a study on the subject

The results have now been duplicated by independent research efforts and ...

The study takes up 45 pages in the spring issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.

This description of it takes up up 541 words.

But when it comes to gun-grabbers, the whole thing can be summed up in two:

You’re. Wrong

The line to suck my dick forms to the left.

H/T Fark for the original link.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Little Afternoon Tuneage

I got to see these guys live, for free, back stage.
Got a drumstick from the Godsmack drummer that day too.

All because some dumbass put diesel in the hydraulic tank on a forklift.

Oh yeah, I got to drink free beer too.

It's kind of catchy and the title reminds me of something.....

Click Click BOOM!

Taking Care Of Loose Ends

When you notice.....

Too Bad, They Missed.

Could'a been a twofer.

Rival campers who opened fire turn out to be sheriff's deputies

Feuding L.A. County deputies, both off duty at Prado Regional Park, apparently didn't know they were colleagues.

By Robert Faturechi

August 26, 2013
An apparent booze-fueled dispute over loud music between two groups at a Chino campground over the weekend escalated to the point where men from both sides drew guns and opened fire.

No one was hurt, but the two alleged gunmen have plenty to explain.

It turns out that the rival gun-toting campers were both Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.

Authorities suspect the off-duty cops learned they were colleagues only after their campground showdown.

Chino police officers were called to Prado Regional Park early Sunday morning. They arrested the deputies — Dejay Barber, 44, and Matthew Rincon, 24 — on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm.

Chino police Lt. Wes Simmons, when asked if he'd ever come across a similar scene, couldn't stifle a chuckle: "That's not fair for you to ask me that," he said, before acknowledging that he hadn't.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said both deputies have been relieved of duty with pay. He said the men brandished their guns in a "threatening manner."

They did not fire at each other, he said, but into the air.

"Alcohol is suspected," Whitmore said. "This is gross negligence."

It's unclear if there were other campers nearby when the off-duty deputies began shooting. Multiple rounds were fired.

Gross Negligence huh?

Just let your imagination run wild picturing what you would be looking at in this situation.

By the time they got to "G", you would already be looking at several years.

Seeings how this be in California, these two clowns should be automatically getting their 2A rights cut off.

Ya ever notice how the LEO types have ego's the size of Texas? Then add alcohol and step back to see what happens.

I have thought for a long time that there is a serious character trait defect these people all share and this looks like pretty good evidence to back up my theory.

Two drunk asshole LEO's in a pissing contest over who has the smallest dick and the biggest gun.

Surprise fella's, it's a tie.

Monday, August 26, 2013

I Almost Choked To Death On The Irony

This is just rich. This is "Breaking News" that is so new that the LA Times doesn't even have a link available to the story yet. I get their news alerts in my Email.

Kerry: U.S. seeks 'accountability' for Syrian gas attack

Secretary of State John F. Kerry said today that President Obama believes "there must be accountability" for the poison gas attack that killed hundreds of people near the Syrian capital of Damascus last week.

Kerry's statement appeared geared to building public support for a possible military response. He said Obama is actively consulting with allies and members of Congress about the next step.

"By any standard, it is inexcusable," Kerry said of the gas attack. "And despite the excuses and equivocations that some have manufactured, it is undeniable."

Here we go again.

The retarded motherfuckers never seem to learn that sticking your nose in the Middle East gets you a black eye, every time.

I am especially humored by his use of the word "Accountable".

It seems to me that you have no higher moral ground to stand on there pal.
Pot, meet kettle.
I'll tell ya what, in my opinion, Obama hasn't got the stones in the first place.
His "Red Line" got crossed clear back in December on Christmas Eve.
Google it, I blogged about it then too.

Nope, if Obama was serious we would have gone in and kicked their asses clear back then and been done with it.

He is too busy playing politics and worrying about his image.Someone needs to clue the ignorant bastard in, this isn't a game of RISK.

So now they are blustering and posturing again, something they are exceedingly good at, instead of acting decisively.

Arming the rebels was a really bad idea so they went that route first, of course.

Here's the deal.
This is basically just another skirmish in the long proxy war with Iran that they won't acknowledge publicly.

You've got Al Queada, Hamas and God only knows who else in the mix and Iran is backing them with Russia supplying the hardware. It's also being used as a convenient opportunity for a little ethnic cleansing on both sides, just for fun.

If that doesn't distill it down for ya I don't know what will.

So Mr. Kerry can save his breath as far as I am concerned.

According To Cops, America's Neighborhoods Are "Battlefields"

If you have any doubts about how the police forces in this country have been acting more and more like military fighting groups, it's time to put them to rest.

American citizens are now "Enemy Combatants" and our neighborhoods are now "Sectors" to be patrolled with miltary equipment and military tactics.

This country is at war with its self and has been for a long damn time,it is just now that people are finally waking up to the undeniable rise in the rates of SWAT teams being deployed around the United States for formerly routine police duties.

If you still don't believe your lying eyes, go read this article that quotes several police officers from around the country.

SWAT Cop Says American Neighborhoods Are 'Battlefields,' Claims Cops Face Same Dangers As Soldiers In Afghanistan

By Radley Balko Posted: 08/21/2013
One of the central themes of my book is that that too many cops today have been conditioned to see the people they serve not as citizens with rights, but as an enemy. My argument is that this battlefield mindset is the product of a generation of politicians telling police that they're at war with things -- drugs, terrorism, crime, etc. -- and have then equipped them with the uniforms, tactics, weapons, and other accoutrements of war.

Over the last several days, the popular online police magazine PoliceOne site has been rolling out a series of opinion pieces in response to my book. As you might expect, most of them are critical, although a couple have been thoughtful.

One essay by Sgt. Glenn French was particularly disturbing. French serves as commander of a SWAT team in Sterling Heights, Michigan. French doesn't criticize me for arguing that too many police officers have adopted this battlefield mindset. Rather, he embraces the combat mentality, and encourages other cops to do the same. Referring to an article I wrote here at HuffPost, French writes:

“What would it take to dial back such excessive police measures?” the author wrote. “The obvious place to start would be ending the federal grants that encourage police forces to acquire gear that is more appropriate for the battlefield. Beyond that, it is crucial to change the culture of militarization in American law enforcement.”

We trainers have spent the past decade trying to ingrain in our students the concept that the American police officer works a battlefield every day he patrols his sector.

Note the choice of words. Not neighborhood, but "sector." Although I suppose such parsing isn't even necessary when French just comes right out and declares America a battlefield. Note too that French isn't even referring to SWAT teams, here. He's suggesting that all cops be taught to view the streets and neighborhoods they patrol in this way.

My emphasis.

This is going to come to a head someday in the near future, mark my words.

He is right that we already have cities in this country that have neighborhoods that resemble war zones and this constant escalation of force by the police departments is going to be met with an equal force one of these days.
It's just a matter of time.

You can bet your homesick ass the day that happens is the day you see the real military in our streets.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Could Be Spotty Posting

My Dad has been in the hospital for over a week, I don't want to go into the details but now he is having repeated heart
"episodes" .....
Between working six days a week and this I can see I might not have much in the way of spare time in the near future.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Almost Missed Caturday!!

Fuckin' cats crack my ass up man.

Just 'cause you guy's are all right, I'm adding this informational video.

Trust me, I want one of these fucking things.

Yep, It's Angel All Right

The evil laugh is a dead give away.

You're Going To Need A Bigger Boat

I Have To Agree

Grade A Choice.

Nothing Has Changed

As old as this tune is now it doesn't surprise me one fucking bit that it's still relevant right this minute.

Holy Wars,The Punishment Due off the album Rust In Peace,released in September of 1990.

For those who may have never heard of it because you ain't into Heavy Metal, I am going to put the lyrics below the video so you can see exactly what I mean.
For those who have, crank this fucker to the point of distortion as it was meant to be.


Holy Wars lyrics

Brother will kill brother spilling blood across the land
Killing for religion something I don't understand
And fools like me, who cross the sea and come to foreign lands
Ask the sheep, for their beliefs do you kill on God's command?

A country that's divided surely will not stand
My past erased, no more disgrace foolish naive stand
The end is near, it's crystal clear part of the master plan
Don't look now to Israel it might be your homelands

Holy wars

Upon my podium, as the know it all scholar
Down in my seat of judgment Gavel's bang, uphold the law
Up on my soapbox, a leader out to change the world
Down in my pulpit as the holier than-thou-could-be-messenger of God

Wage the war on organized crime
Sneak attacks, repel down the rocks behind the lines
Some people risk to employ me some people live to destroy me
Either way they die, they die

They killed my wife and my baby, with hopes to enslave me
First mistake last mistake paid by the alliance, to slay all the giants
Next mistake no more mistakes

Fill the cracks in, with judicial granite
Because I don't say it, don't mean I ain't thinkin' it
Next thing you know, they'll take my thoughts away
I know what I said, now I must scream of the overdose
And the lack of mercy killings, mercy killings, mercy killings
Killings killings killings
Next thing you know, they'll take my thoughts away, yeah

Lyrics from

Friday, August 23, 2013


Jeeze Louise, this is FUBAR. I am waiting for this to be turned into a SitCom.

Are you fucking KIDDING ME?!

From the article

Of course, applying for clemency or parole doesn’t ensure getting it. But there is another card up Manning’s sleeve. According to Section 3-2.a(4), the Army Clemency and Parole Board may consider, among other criteria, the prisoner’s “psychological profile” and “medical condition,” including “the prisoner’s need for specialized treatment.” (Italics added.)

In a statement released Thursday, Manning—who has a long and well-documented history of confused gender identity—came out as female, asked to be addressed as Chelsea instead of Bradley, and requested hormone treatments while in the Army prison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. Army spokesmen have said they are under no obligation to supply such treatments.

If the wardens at Ft. Leavenworth take the same position, a case could be made that incarceration would violate “the prisoner’s need for specialized treatment” and that, therefore, Manning should immediately be granted clemency. (Recall: Under Army regulations, Manning is eligible to apply for clemency now.)

All I can say to Brad or Chelsea or whatever the fuck it wants to be called is to get ready for a long wait.

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction in this instance, no one could have come up with this story line except maybe that freak Quenton Tarantino.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Fuck Is The Matter With Some People?

Watch this cute video and then realize some fucking asshole called the Wildlife department on the old guy and they took his pet raccoon away.

Fucking jerks.

Matthew says: "Mark Brown, a self-described Tennessee 'Hillbilly' YouTuber, posts videos of himself and his pet raccoon, Rebekah. After Brown racked up over a million views from his YouTube channel, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency visited his home and seized Rebekah. Brown suspects the agency decided to seize his pet after his video went viral, but a representative from the wildlife agency claims a neighbor's complaint led to Rebekah's removal. Brown is now trying to get Rebekah released."

He has a bunch of cute videos on Youtube, check 'em out.

And YOU, motherfuckers in the Tennessee Wildlife Department, GIVE HIM BACK HIS RACCOON!

Ya got nothin' better to do?

The Government Is Going To Make You Pay For The Privilege Too

And if you want to see some naked spin on the rising cost of health care you have got to see this bullshit,

Study shows slower rise in job-based health costs

Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY 4:04 p.m. EDT August 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — Employer-based insurance premiums for families increased 4% over last year, a sign that researchers from the Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday indicates the 2010 health care law has not led to significant price increases or dropped insurance coverage by employers.

Prices increased the same amount the previous year, 2012, and by 9% in 2011.

The survey, conducted between January and May 2013 and matched against the corresponding period in 2012, was released by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit group that studies health care issues. It showed that premium contributions by employees increased about $40 per year for individuals and about $250 a year for families.

Now stop and go look at the way this lady presented those numbers as just modest increases per year.

Now add those three year totals up and see what you have .

Insurance premiums have risen a TOTAL of 17% in the last three years and the premium increases paid by employees have risen $160 for individuals and a whopping $750 for families, just in the last three years!

Yet somehow this fucking Bint thinks that this is good news?

Oh it's not so bad as you think she says.

Yeah, Fuck You it ain't.

This is just health care insurance expenses we are talking about here, nothing else.

You can bet your ass your fucking paychecks didn't go up that much, that fast.

Then go back and look at the statistics up in the graphic on top.

You HAVE to have insurance soon yet your chances of getting dead at the hands of an incompetent health care provider are obscenely high.

Something is wrong with this picture folks and this corporate cheerleader is patting you on the head and lying right to your face.

Welcome to the propaganda machine we used to call The News.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Journey Continues

Today is our wedding anniversary.

Two years.
Longer than either of our first marriages and this one is going to stick.

I'm a lucky bastard, got a keeper who puts up with my shit.

That's a good thing because even on this occasion I found a way to fuck things up.

My wife told me a couple months ago that she had reserved a room for two days at our favorite retreat and that I needed to schedule those days off from work.

She reminded me again a couple weeks ago.

Did I remember to do that?

Oh Fuck No.

Once again I am in the Dog House for that.

All those millions of brain cells I spent years killing for entertainment must have included some important ones.

She is a good woman though and she has forgiven me, sort of.

I'm sure I can expect to hear about it for the rest of my natural life.

Shit happens.

So while I venture off back to the salt mines in ninety degree weather, she will be forced to find something to entertain herself with.

I'm sure her sister will be happy to come help her kin in her hour of need.

So if it gets a bit stale around here it's because I have other things to do for a bit, like having "old people sex" as her younger sister calls it.

She's one to talk. She is in her late forties and ain't gettin' any.


I know, TMI but it's my fucking Blog and I'll do as I damn well please.

See ya's later.


Somebody upstairs cut me a huge break.
I stopped at Subway to get something for lunch and my boss happened to be there.

He asked me if I was planning on leaving a little early tonight, apparently my immediate supervisor had said something to him.

I said no, I was just going to go to work and then take off at quitting time.
He said I could take off, there wasn't much going on, a big job had been postponed and they already had another guy from dayshift come to swing for the week.

I told him he had just made my wife happy so now I have the whole day off and here I am on the fucking computer with my lovely wife sitting next to me scowling like a she bear because of it.
Told ya I was a peckerhead.
Just a few more minutes honey, I swear!


Bye now.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why Gun Safety Matters

This sad story exemplifies why gun safety practices are not mere suggestions, the consequences can be deadly.

Officials in Tennessee say that a father and his 12-year-old son died over the weekend after an AR-15 assault-style rifle accidentally discharged, causing a fire and then a series of explosions in a room full of ammunition.

WBBJ-TV reported on Monday that Tennessee State Bomb and Arson Investigators, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department were all looking into the Sunday deaths 48-year-old Terry York and his son, Luke.

According to family members, York’s AR-15 rifle accidentally discharged while he was in a back room of their home showing it off to some friends. The discharge ignited a small fire, which “did not seem too threatening at first,” they told WBBJ-TV. The blaze apparently grew out of control after Luke entered the room to help his father put out fire.

That’s when witnesses started hearing explosions.

“It was just like one right after another,” neighbor Kathleen Glass recalled. “One explosion right after another. I just don’t have the words for it because I can not imagine having to go through something like this.”

The family said that York stored a lot of ammunition in the room where the fire started, but officials insisted that they would conduct a full investigation before coming to any conclusions.

“Any loss of life is tragic, when a child looses their life it hit the community hard,” Henderson County Sheriff Brian Duke explained. “There was maybe an accidental discharge of the weapon from there we haven’t really determined how the fire started but that is what State Bomb and Arson officials are looking into.”

Investigators did say that York and his son were discovered just steps away from the exit, but may have been blinded by the smoke while trying to escape.

According to this story, I can see multiple failures to follow proper firearm safety practices, trigger control has obviously been ignored but the biggest one is in not treating every gun as if it were loaded.
Muzzle control is even more important than trigger control as a fail safe in my opinion. If that bullet would have gone through the roof then we probably would have never heard about it.

Playing with a loaded gun in a room full of ammunition ain't too bright in the first place.

The really sad part is the little guy.
If there were other adults present as the story says then someone should have grabbed that kid by the scruff of the neck and drug him the hell out of the house instead of letting him get anywhere near that room.


That Works For Me

Monday, August 19, 2013

A New Blog To Check Out

Some thought provoking stuff here.

Good 'Ol Bill gave me a heads up so you know it's good.

An┼Źnumos -Without Name


That's the sound you hear when this dude walks by.

The 39-year-old broke his back in two places, shattered several ribs and his shoulder and was paralysed across the right side of his body in a horror road accident 11 years ago.

But he fought back to regain some feeling in his right arm and eventually conquered the challenge of climbing back on his bike.

Mr Gunn battled crosswinds to beat the previous fastest time of 164mph at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire.

‘I’m absolutely ecstatic and I don’t think the news has quite sunk in,’ he said.

He became the fastest blind and disabled biker on the planet after hitting 167.1mph on Saturday.

His father, Geoff, rides alongside him and uses an intercom system to tell him if he is drifting off course or needs to brake.
"I have ridden for years with my dad and so it worked really well."

Dude just redefined Crazy MotherFucker in my book.

H/T to FARK for the link and to Nicole Le Marie
Metro News Reporter

I Only Have One Question

Where is the safety relief valve?

That brass fitting to the left side sure looks like it has a pipe plug in it to me.

Yeah, You're Cool Honey

Bye now.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Another Dick Move ,Taking Down A Veterans American Flags

Oh sure, we're sorry now and would like to "work something out".

The management of a federally subsidized housing facility in Georgia took down the American flags that a Korean War veteran had put up outside of his DeKalb County residence.

Armond “Sonny” Noah said his four American flags were taken from outside his home without notice, and that when he asked maintenance where the flags went, they didn’t have an answer, according to Fox News.

Noah, who lives in the Ashford Landing Senior Residences said that housing management simply removed his flags from a landscaping area.

My Fox Atlanta reports that several days later, Noah received a called from management officials, who told the Korean War vet that he couldn't add the flags in a commons area.

"I don't think we should have to fight for the flag," Noah said. "It was an honor for me to serve the country. And I was proud of that. I was a good soldier."

A spokesperson for the housing complex admitted that the matter was not handled correctly. They plan on issuing an apology to Noah and they'd also like to meet with the veteran and reach a compromise.

I have your solution.
Find the motherfucker that ordered this and make that cocksucker go out there and put the fuckers back up personally.
Then apologize face to face for the insult, then make the ignorant fuck actually read THIS.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Misery Loves Company

Another one bites the dust.

My niece is getting married today and ten to one says she already has this waiting for the new groom and he just doesn't know it yet.

I dug mine out in sympathy.

So you know where I'll be here shortly. I just went and got my head buzzed and my beard trimmed.

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's Getting Ridiculous

Jurisdictions all across the country are now pushing the SWAT button for ridiculous reasons.

If Police departments can't handle such trivial matters as serving an administrative warrant, code violations or checking the motherfucking license of a God Damn barber shop then they have no business being tasked with anything other than frequenting the local Dunkin Donuts.

These are basic functions of a normal local police department.
When that is their first option then they have lost their legitimate purpose for being in business.
That is the bottom line.

Texas Police Hit Organic Farm With Massive SWAT Raid

A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.

Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized "17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants ... native grasses and sunflowers," after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.

Okra and Black berry plants, ten hours, gunpoint. Get that?

Wait, it gets even better.

Local authorities had cited the Garden of Eden in recent weeks for code violations, including "grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises," Smith's statement said. She said the police didn't produce a warrant until two hours after the raid began, and officers shielded their name tags so they couldn't be identified. According to ABC affiliate WFAA, resident Quinn Eaker was the only person arrested -- for outstanding traffic violations.

My emphasis.

Let's see, massive ten hour SWAT raid with no fucking warrant until two hours after they first showed up in force with automatic weapons,hiding their identification and all they could find was some fucking Blackberry bushes, some Okra plants and some dude with traffic shit he hadn't taken care of.

Someone explain to me why this couldn't have been handled by a couple of Sheriff's deputies.

Oh wait, there were "reports" of a marijuana grow operation.

I'll tell ya what, if there were actually any reports as they say, there will be documentation. Cops love to pull that bullshit. There will be a report written over this clusterfuck that will be a matter of public record that has to document the reason why they felt SWAT was their best option and some vague horseshit about "reports" of a marijuana grow had better have some credibility.

If that documentation isn't forthcoming I do believe I would contact an especially vicious lawyer who has a hard on for cops and tell them to go to fucking town on these fucking clowns.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I Told You The Gun Grabbing Sonsabitches Would Be Back

It seems my esteemed Congress critter has welcomed them with open arms.

Here is the Email Blast I got today about their latest tactic from Senator Patty Murray.

I will tell you up front that other than this particular issue, she is a damn good Senator compared to some of the fucking whack jobs out there and according to the statistics quoted she is merely representing the majority of her constituents.

No matter how fucked up and misguided they are.

My reply to Senator Murray follows.


The powerful gun lobby has done everything in their power to stifle the national conversation on guns -- hoping to make the possibility of reform far from reach.

They've clearly underestimated us here in the state of Washington. Eight out of ten voters support simple criminal background checks for all gun purchases. And, while the legislature -- and federal government -- has failed to act to reduce gun violence, Washingtonians have taken matters into our own hands.

That's why the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility is fighting to pass Initiative 594, which will apply criminal and public background checks used by licensed dealers to all firearm sales and transfers.

This ballot measure will make Washington safer for our families and for ourselves, but they can't pass it without your help and support.

Join the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, and add your name in support of simple criminal background checks on all gun sales -- endorse I-594 today!

With so many senseless tragedies like Aurora, Sandy Hook, Lakewood, Skagit County, Graham, Kirkland, and countless others, haven't we had enough? It's long overdue that we come together to reduce gun violence and to stop the NRA leadership from torpedoing this commonsense step to make our state safer.

Join the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, and add your name in support of simple criminal background checks for gun purchasers -- endorse I-594 today!

Reducing gun violence IS within reach, and with your help, we can get this done.

Thank you for helping to make Washington safer,

Patty Murray
U.S. Senator

My reply,

Unfortunately for you I am one of the twenty percent of Washingtonians who happen to take our Constitutional rights seriously.

I will ask you point blank, what part of "Shall Not Be Infringed " do you not comprehend?

As I recall you swore an oath to defend our Constitution.

Read it lately?

I can expect to see a form letter response in 3...2...1...

There Is No Hope

Sorry, I'll never change.

I saw this picture and two things immediately came to mind.


and this.

Oh you gotta click on that to really get what I am saying.

Are You Fucking Serious?

Jesus H. Christ on crutches what happened to the men in this country?

Hey fellas, we know we expect a lot from you when it comes to style. Whether we're complaining about the wrinkles in your button-down or the awkward fit of your shorts, we hope you interpret our "nagging" as care. But we have yet another bone to pick with you: eyebrow grooming.

No, it's nagging and it's nagging of the worst fucking kind.
I'm not your fucking Ken Doll bitch.

Your eyebrows are one of the first things we notice, besides that amazing smile, of course. As MAC Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry Romero Jennings said it best: "Brows are really personal. Brows really give you expression. Brows can make you look strong or weak or powerful or not. A brow will give you approachability. If it's too strong or severe, someone will pass you by."

Keep walking you poofer.
If you think we want you to go all Justin Theroux with your brows, you've got the wrong idea. To help your brows look their best and reflect your personality, we asked Jennings for a guide to men's eyebrow grooming.

Justin Who? Am I supposed to know who this pud whacker is?

Do I care?


Do get recommendations for a groomer. The most important thing is to ask a guy with really great brows for a reference on where to go, not a woman. "In many cases, I feel like a guy is going to a place that his girl goes because it's now acceptable to go and get a pedicure," said Jennings. "Then someone says, 'Hey, let me do your brows. Let me arch them!' I think it's great, but at the same time they kill it when these guys have these amazing thick brows and all they may need is a little bit of a clean up."
Oh, now I'm a fucking dog and need a "Groomer" huh.

Take a big suck right outta my ass.
Lemme tell you shallow fucking twats something.

Yes, I have a Uni Brow, yes, I have hairs growing on my nose, NO, I don't give a rusty FUCK about it either.

I had to stop reading that piece of shit article, it was much.much longer but I got the gist of it already.

Why in the fuck a real guy would want to look more effeminate is beyond my comprehension.

I suddenly have an overpowering urge to scratch my nuts and spit on the floor.

I feel pretty, oh so pretty.......

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What Will You Tell Her?

I found this image over at Brock Townsend's with the headline saying "I'm Going To Cry".

The more I looked at it, the more it sank in and the closer I came to shedding tears. This is a very powerful image.

So I'm asking you.

What would you say to this little girl?

This is why we need to redouble our efforts people.

The Fascist bastards are always using our children as a weapon when they tighten the noose.
"Think of the children" is their battle cry.

We need to step up to the plate and get right back in their faces and tell them one simple truth,

"We are and that is why you are wrong"

Thank you Brock.


I wasn't paying enough attention. Brock linked to it from Mike at 90 Miles From Tyranny.

My apologies to Mike for the oversight but I am going to let the post stand as is.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Had A Good Laugh Yet Today?

This oughtta do it.

SEOUL, South Korea -- Asiana Airlines Inc. has offered $10,000 to each of the 288 surviving passengers of the flight that crash landed in San Francisco last month.

Asiana spokeswoman Lee Hyomin said Tuesday the payout is not a settlement and accepting the money does not prevent passengers from suing the airline.

"Regardless of the degree of the injury, we are offering $10,000 to everyone," Lee said. "There could be situations when the money is urgently needed and this could reduce inconveniences."

The Asiana Boeing 777 landed short of the runway on July 6, killing three passengers and injuring dozens. There were 307 people on board, including 291 passengers.

Lee said Asiana has already made payments to the families of three passengers who were killed. She did not know the amount.

A mother of one passenger said an Asiana manager contacted the family in Seoul by telephone last week offering $10,000. The family declined because the offer wasn't made in writing, no explanation on conditions was given and they feared accepting the payment would bar lawsuits.

"We said no on the phone. We felt offended and didn't want to accept," said Jeong Ouek-yoon, mother of passenger Kim Ye-rim. "We didn't know whether there were conditions to the payment."

South Korean news agency Yonhap said multiple crash survivors and their families had been made the offer in writing. The report said Asiana stipulated eight conditions but the company declined to disclose them citing their possible impact on future lawsuits.

These idiots are going to need a bigger pen.

The Art Of Femininity Demonstrated

Not to be told I discriminate, I submit to you the feminine version of the last post.

Yep, she's a keeper.

On a side note, I have been having a lot of connectivity issues lately, my internet connection was down all fucking day and night yesterday.
It has been giving me fits.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Art Of Manliness Demonstrated

That's Old School Cool folks.

A New Blog To Check Out

A new Blog replacing an older one.

If any of you out there ever read Degringolade, you will be pleased to know he has started a new blog called Old Raven.

I have yet to meet this guy even though we probably live within five miles of each other and that is absolutely my fault.

He invited me over just about the time I was moving for the second time in six months and I basically blew him off, for which I need to apologize to him face to face.

I'll be doing that soon.

He is quite the philosophical sort and damn intelligent. I have to work my damaged brain cells hard whenever I read him.

That is a good thing because what he writes is always most definitely worth reading.

Swing by and tell him howdy for me.

Even better, add him to your blogroll, you'll be glad you did.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

My Leisurely Float Down A River In Egypt Comes To An Abrupt Halt

I'm telling anyone who is offended by extremely vulgar language to turn the fuck around and get your narrow ass out of here right, the fuck, now.

This is long and it is therapeutic venting. I could give a fuck if anyone reads it or not. I am venting at full throttle right now.

Proceed at your own risk, this is going to be ugly.

In case you are not aware, I have been the unfortunate owner of a 1964 Austin Healey Sprite for the past twenty five plus years.

This vehicle has caused more outbursts of expletives than I can count and now it has struck again.

This is of course my own fucking fault for not sending this miserable cocksucker straight to the crusher while I still only had about a thousand fucking dollars in it way back then.

Oh no, I ain't that fucking smart.

I have literally and I do mean literally, had every single nut, bolt, clip, spring, pin,fitting, screw, washer, cable and piece of electrical wiring out of this motherfucker at least once.
Some many times.

I haven't driven it in years because the sonofabitch has always got something broken on it and parts are so damn expensive it is prohibitive to get more than one or two at a time without spending way, way too much fucking money all at once.

For years I was a broke ass drunk bastard and didn't really give a shit about the little fucker but I always had visions of getting it halfway decent to spin around in during the summer. What a dumb fucking idiot I am.

Twenty years ago when I was trying to go back to school doing a two year stint in a Ford sponsored technical program and working part time at a dealership, I scraped and saved as much money as I could to rebuild an engine for the little bastard that I had stored at a friends place a couple of years earlier in San Jose California.
I lived in Portland Oregon.

That means I drove clear the fuck to San Jose and back just to get a fucking engine for this motherfucker and then tore it down to rebuild.

The fucking engine parts languished in a God Damn machine shop for three fucking months before I called and told them I was coming down there with a fucking baseball bat in three days if they didn't finish the motherfucking machine work they had promised me "wouldn't take too long".

Lying fucking bastards. I went down there and found my engine parts scattered all the fuck over that place,in buckets here and boxes there.

At that time, four little bitty fucking pistons for a tiny assed 1.3 liter engine were $250.

This was back in 1990.

I ground the valves myself at work and ordered the pistons, had the rods resized so I ordered bearings and then saved enough for a new camshaft, lifters and cam bearings too.

I spent WEEKS putting that motherfucker back together in my spare time.

I also yanked the entire fucking wire harness out of the cocksucker because it had melted in the trunk.

I spent DAYS on THAT motherfucking mess too. I had to use a razor and cut all the melted wires away from each other and then string new wires back in it and tape the motherfucker back up, then reinstall it in the car.

Long story shorter, after sitting around off and on, every fucking summer, I would drag the fucking thing out, spend a few hundred bucks fixing what the fuck ever was broken that fucking year and maybe, if I was lucky, drive it for a few weeks before SOME OTHER fucking thing would go tits up on the miserable fucking piece of shit. One year it was a thousand dollar transmission rebuild. I can pick the transmission up with one hand it is so small.

This went on and on and on.

I finally drug it out, stripped it down and my good friend did all the body work and painted it for me.

I then PUT THE FUCKER BACK TOGETHER AGAIN and it promptly broke down.

Needless to say I was less than impressed.

I said fuck you ya miserable cocksucking piece of shit and parked it outside of my RV trailer I was living in and forgot about it.
Pissed off doesn't even begin to describe it.

I had tarps over it but the wind would blow them off and I was too busy being a drunk fuck to care anymore.

Fast forward a couple of years and there it sits.
Covered in green moss, no top, no tarp and two inches of water in it.
Four flat brand new tires.

The new paint job?
Shot to rat shit by the moss. It ate clear through the fucking paint down to the primer in spots.

It looks like it got hit with a load of rock salt out of a twelve gauge.

Fast forward again a couple of years. Now I am married, finally sober, have a decent job and something I have really needed, a garage to work on it in.

The whole process starts again.

Pulled the engine because it was only running on three cylinders for some reason. The motherfucking engine has less than three thousand miles on it in TWENTY YEARS!

Sent the head out and got the valves ground by a professional and had the whole head gone through.

Cleaned and painted the engine compartment.
Did some customizing to upgrade the brake hydraulics.
Custom bent by hand new brake lines.
Made everything all pretty for when I put the engine back in.

Spent literally hundreds of dollars on stainless steel fasteners.

I have been working on this fucker for a couple months getting shit all fixed and ready before I even tried to fire the engine..

Today was the day.

I spent all fucking day today fixing more shit, topping off fluids, fixed a leak here and there, charged the battery, making sure everything is ready for that magical moment when the fucking thing fires up and comes to life.

Sure enough, it finally sputtered to life and immediately squashed my dreams, my ego and my pocket book.

The cocksucker is still only firing on three cylinders.

See, this is where that river in Egypt thing comes in.

I have been in denial that there was anything wrong with the rest of the engine except for some fucked up valves for number three cylinder.

As sure as the sun rises in the East, that fucking cylinder won't hit.

It's getting spark and its getting fuel. The valves are going up and down and the clearances are right but no fucking way Ace, it is fucked up.

I finally broke out of my denial and dug out my compression tester.
Sixty fucking pounds of compression on number three.

What does this mean?

Other than the fact that I was seconds away from stroking out,it means I get to pull that motherfucking motor, again.

I get to tear that motherfucking motor apart, again.

Depending on what I find inside, I could be looking at new pistons and rings , again.

The cylinder bore looked OK when I had the head off but something is obviously fucked up where I can't see it until I tear the whole motherfucker apart, again.

Even after I go to all this expense and misery, I still have to replace part of the passenger floor pan and spend a few thousand bucks getting the whole interior and seats redone, repaint the cocksucker, again and have a new top installed, again.

I would get rid of this fucking piece of shit but now I am so pissed off at this cunt motherfucker that I am NOT going to let the filthy fucking prick win.

I WILL win and I WILL drive this cocksucker again. I don't give a rats ass what it costs at this point.

By the time I am done with this thing, sometime in the next two years, it will be worth about half of what I will have into it, finally.
They are finally starting to appreciate in value.

Then maybe, it will be Hasta La Vista Motherfucker and I will go find me a decent mid sixties small Chevy and get rid of every damn spare part I have for this fucking thing on Ebay.

Some people are going to be very happy that day, including me.

We All Know You're Out There

I've been a proud member for over thirty years.

The Lunatic Fringe.

One For The Older Stoners In The House

Yeah, I'm betting the only people who will remember this guy were pretty much baked back in the day.
I know I was.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Feeling A Little Pushback Are We?

Yer damn straight he is.

Los Angeles Times
Breaking news

Obama to seek greater Patriot Act oversight, curbs on phone data collection
Los Angeles Times | August 9, 2013 | 11:59 AM

In a major policy shift, President Obama today will call on Congress to make changes to the Patriot Act to increase oversight and will order the release of classified legal rulings that authorize government surveillance.

Responding in part to leaks by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden, Obama also is considering proposals to restrict the secret collection of Americans' telephone calling records and create a public advocate in the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, according to senior administration officials.

Obama will detail the proposals at a White House press conference a day before he heads to Martha's Vineyard for a family holiday.

I've Got A Million Of 'Em

Here is an oldie but a goodie sent to me via Email.

The Origin of the White Wedding Dress

A son asked his mother the following question:

' Mom, why are wedding dresses white? ' The mother looks at her son and replies:

' Son, this shows your friends and relatives that your bride is pure.'

The son thanks his Mom and goes off to double-check this with his father.

'Dad why are wedding dresses white? '

The father looks at his son in surprise and says:
'Son, all household appliances come in white.'

The husband is expected to recover but his eyesight may be blurry for a while.

"There's Nothing Like a Trail Of Blood To Find Your Way Back Home"

I love this fucking tune.

Will you swear on your life, that no one will cry at my funeral?

Bringing New Meaning To The Words "Mass Transit".

Look real close.

Do you see it yet?

Here is a hint, it's big and it's very heavy.

That's right, there is actually a train underneath that mass of humanity.

Those are people in Bangladesh trying to get home after the Ramadan holiday

I don't give a shit how many of them had a shower that morning and I'm betting not many, that area has to stink like ass something fierce.

Jesus, I'd crawl before I would try and get anywhere near that disaster waiting to happen.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Now I Know Why .22LR Is So Hard To Find

Damn, this is pure fucking genius but Holy Shit does this thing go through rounds!

You gotta know that barrel is hotter than the hubs of Hell too.

How far away is Christmas, anyway?

Link sent to me via Email from a family friend I have known since I was born.

OK, Who Has The Magic Mushrooms?

Another Friday Night In 'Frisco

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Quote Of This Century.

Courtesy of Claire Wolfe, concerning our out of control government and it's tyrannical agenda,

But remember: you started it. We didn’t. We wouldn’t. We’re better than that. But once you’ve weakened yourself with your own voracious secret keeping, your gluttony for data, your excesses in the cause of Control — we will damn well finish you.

I have nothing to add to this except my total agreement.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A TSA Screeners Wet Dream Come True

Apparently you brain dead fucking Sheeple aren't taking this 24/7 fear campaign the government has been employing seriously enough.

Now they are having to ratchet it up again so that you motherfuckers tremble at the sound of a pin drop and allow all consuming paranoia run your life completely like it does theirs.

The latest earth shattering news in The War On Terror?

Exploding clothes.

I shit you not.

I guess if you want to get on an airplane in the near future that you might as well just take off your clothes when you get out of the taxi at the airport.

Pretty sucky at O'Hare in December I'll bet.

Al Qaeda Threat: Officials Fear 'Ingenious' Liquid Explosive

Aug. 5, 2013

There are growing concerns that an al Qaeda affiliate could use a new generation of liquid explosive, currently undetectable, in a potential attack, according to two senior U.S. government officials briefed on the terror threat that has prompted the closing of nearly two dozen U.S. embassies.

Though the Transportation Security Administration has long been concerned about liquid explosives being used in potential devices -- as it was during the failed Christmas Day bombing in 2009 -- the new tactic allows terrorists to dip ordinary clothing into the liquid to make the clothes themselves into explosives once dry.

"It's ingenious," one of the officials said.

Another senior official said that the tactic would not be detected by current security measures.

The officials said the new technique is believed to have been developed by the Yemen-based al Qaeda affiliate al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), home to notorious alleged bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri. Al-Asiri is suspected of being the mastermind behind several devious explosive devices including the underwear bomb and surgically implanted body bombs.

Damn that somehow sounds familiar to me.

Dipping cloth in an explosive material.


Damn I know I have heard of this somewhere before.

It'll come to me.

In the mean time I suggest everyone man up and keep a wary eye out for any future wannabe Underwear Bombers.

Shark Jumping Competition

Jesus Christ there are some people in this world who seriously need to do something productive with their time.

While I was checking some sites for newsworthy material I ran across this complete waste of time and resources.

Amanda Seyfried Shows Sideboob At 'Lovelace' Premiere

That is an actual headline.
It gets better.

Clicking on that link takes you to a Huffington Post website where the idiots in front of the the camera go on and on about some skinny little broad I have never heard of and could give a rats ass about and how daring, brave and sexy she is for wearing some stupid and very ugly dress that shows enough sideboob to maybe get her stoned to death in Afghanistan but isn't enough to even illicit a yawn here.

They spend a minute and a half going on about this remarkably newsworthy event.


Go kill yourselves.

This is what has got them all excited,

I'm sorry.
You fucking people are morons.
That is not "Sideboobs".

THIS, is "Sideboobs".


HI YO Silver Away!

Oh yeah boys and girls, we gonna do some high energy Rock and Roll today, yessiree Bob.

A little Wayback for ya,
Honey Hush off Foghat's Live album.

This tune kicks serious ass.
Trust me, it's a toe tappin' gem.

Crank it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Goodbye Anonymous Surfing, The Feds Crack TOR,

This ain't good.
As a matter of fact, this is very, very, bad.


The founder of Freedom Hosting has been arrested in Ireland and is awaiting extradition to USA.

In a crackdown that FBI claims to be about hunting down pedophiles, half of the onion sites in the TOR network has been compromised, including the e-mail counterpart of TOR deep web, TORmail.

This is undoubtedly a big blow to the TOR community, Crypto Anarchists, and more generally, to Internet anonymity. All of this happening during DEFCON.

If you happen to use and account name and or password combinations that you have re used in the TOR deep web, change them NOW.


A few days ago there were mass outages of Tor hidden services that predominantly effected Freedom Hosting websites.

"Down for Maintenance
Sorry, This server is currently offline for maintenance. Please try again in a few hours."

If you saw this while browsing Tor you went to an onion hosted by Freedom Hosting. The javascript exploit was injected into your browser if you had javascript enabled.

What the exploit does:

The JavaScript zero-day exploit that creates a unique cookie and sends a request to a random server that basically fingerprints your browser in some way, which is probably then correlated somewhere else since the cookie doesn't get deleted. Presumably it reports the victim's IP back to the FBI.

Now get a load of this, the fucking FBI actually RAN a child porn site for two fucking weeks trying to nail as many sick fucks as they could.

There is a lot of technical jibber jabber in the first article about just how they injected the Java code and to be honest they might as well be talking Portugese for the sense I can make of it.

I will give you their take on it.

Short version. Preliminary analysis: This little thing probably CAN reach out without going through Tor. It appears to be exploiting the JavaScript runtime in Firefox to download something.

UPDATE: The exploit only affects Firefox 17 and involves several JS heap-sprays. Note that the current Extended Support Release is Firefox 17, so this may also affect some large organizations using Firefox ESR.

Logical outcomes from this?

1. FBI/NSA just shut down the #1 biggest hosting site and #1 most wanted person on Tor

2. Silkroad is next on their list, being the #2 most wanted (#1 was Child Porn, #2 is drugs)

3. Bitcoin and all crypto currenecies set to absolutely CRASH as a result since the feds can not completely control this currency as they please.

I can applaud their intent to stop the kiddie porn but they went fishing and now the whole TOR network is completely fucked in my opinion.

I wouldn't trust that motherfucker to tell me the time of day straight at this point and I sure as shit won't be asking.

I have been using TOR off and on for about a month and a half.

I kept having issues with things like YouTube and Google thinking that I was some kind of Spammer so I wound up turning it off.

Now I am just going to delete the fucking thing.

It is dead to me.

Any Tech geeks out there that can suggest an alternative for someone like me who doesn't know Jack Shit about code or programming would be greatly appreciated.

H/T to a link found at SurvivalBlog.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

I Love My Wife

I'm sitting here surfing the 'net with the Pocono race on in the background.

My wife is sitting on the couch watching it next to the boy.

All of a sudden, out of the corner of my ear, I hear this;

"Women don't belong there".

"Women don't know their place anymore".

At this point I turned to her and said "I love you".

She laughs and I give her a bit of a hard time and then go back to my computer.

A few seconds later I hear this from her,

"I hate that Danica Patrick,women don't belong in racing".

"Get back in the kitchen bitch!".


Am I a lucky sumbich or what?

I think I'll keep her.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

I Can Still Smell The Gunpowder

Went shootin' today for the first time in a long, long time.

No point in having that iron and lead laying around if ya can't use it once in a while.

I got invited to a private range by someone who shall remain anonymous except between me, him and the fucking NSA.
They know who he is because we had to Email some info back and forth and then I had to use Google Maps to find his house.


I got up and loaded the rig and boogied clear across town and we got in his rig and drove on over to the range.
It's a big sucker and private or invite only.
They have all kinds of ranges all the way up to a 600 yard monster.

First we went to the pistol range.
I didn't bring one but he had his Glock .40.

Nice pistol.

He banged away with it and then offered it to me so I let off a couple.
Note to self, learn to modify your two handed grip to keep the slide from banging your knuckle.
No biggie.

Then we went over to the 100 yard range so I could attempt to sight in some of my iron.

He brought a real nice 30.06 and his 10/22 also.
We started out with his .06 and it didn't take him long to dial that right in.

I tried a few rounds and promptly got scoped across the bridge of my nose.
Not too bad, just a good scrape, not much leakage

Then we went to my Grandfathers deer rifle that I have been waiting to shoot for juuuuuust about 38 years or so.

I was with him the day he bought it and he had it in his hands over the top of the counter in a Payless Drug store when he turned to me and said that this was mine when he died.

That's right, a Payless.

He has been gone since 1999 and my uncle got his grubby little mitts on it and used it many years before I finally threatened him with bodily harm if it didn't come into my possession in a very short amount of time.

I have had it for a while but never made an opportunity until today to fire it.

It's a sweet little .243 Winchester Bolt action with a scope and it's a deer slaying motherfucker too.

One thing that is going to happen to that thing is to get a proper butt pad.
It has a small suggestion of a rubber pad less than a quarter inch thick.
Other than that I am going to clean it, oil it and put it away for now.

Next up was a more recent acquisition.
A Remington 30.06 I snagged at a gun show in March for $150.
I got that from some guy who had just got there and was wandering around trying to sell it.

I couldn't get the money in his hands fast enough.
One of the dealers had the same gun there trying to get $700 for it.
He even gave me an extra 4 round magazine and three boxes of shells!

This thing is a brute though.
Open sights, old school wood frame with a sling and a steel butt plate.

My shootin' partner is a good six foot and over two hundred pounds.
After three rounds it was, uuuuhhh yeah.

Holy shit does that thing kick. That steel butt pad is just a joy and it just might need something frivolous put on the business end of the barrel too.

I ran a few mags through it and actually managed to hit a four inch black target on a white background with open sights at a hundred yards.

Somebody needs to alert The Pope that a miracle happened today.

I had some feed issues with it and it is going to have some serious assed modifications in it's future.
I oiled it and that helped, in hindsight the magazine probably could have used a couple shots too.

New stock, a GOOD scope and the most cushy butt pad known to man is going on that bastard.

That thing is just a beast. Somebody wandered over and asked what the hell we were shooting that made so much noise at one point. Daddy like.

I finally had enough self abuse from that brute and we moved on to the 10/22's.
His was almost brand new but we had some feed issues with it too.

I finally shot it with some oil and after a while it started behaving.
Amazing what some lubrication will do.

I drug out my Ruger and slammed a mag in it, turned the Red Dot on and started trying to punch a few holes in the paper.
This gun I got from a buddy and I hadn't fired it either.
The Red Dot I got from a guy at work amid a bunch of other stuff.

One thing we didn't bring was a barn door and I really needed one.
That fucking thing was so far off that the bullets were kicking up dirt SIX FEET in front of the target!
I couldn't figure out how to adjust the damn thing so I took it off and threw on a scope that I had bought for it. The mounts weren't right but I managed to make it work, kinda.

Here comes another barn door moment.

I couldn't hit a target at fifty feet with that thing that was two feet wide and two feet high.

My buddy had a spotting scope and he couldn't even tell where they were going!

I finally got pissed off and started shooting at the dirt bank behind the target just to see where in the fuck the bullets were going!

Over a foot low and a foot to the left!

Holy moly.
We fucked around with that thing for damn near an hour trying to get it right.
In the mean time another guy comes over and wants to know where we found .22 rounds.

In my garage.

He said he hadn't seen any at Bi Mart when he was there the other day and I busted out laughing.
Dude! I haven't seen .22 shells in Bi Mart for EIGHT MONTHS!
We burned up about a brick and a half today and it was a blast but the whole time I am thinking to myself that I am going to be paying out the ass replacing them.

So my rifles are semi sited in, kinda.
The scope mount on the Ruger is for a different kind of rail, I just tightened the dog shit out of it to make it stay on but it ain't right.
The .243 isn't dead nuts on like I want so it will need another go round after I put a decent pad on it and the Beast is getting a make over before it goes out in public again.

My right shoulder is talking to me so I am going to get off here and go clean 'em up and put 'em away.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Looks Like A Good Place For A Monster Truck Derby

Oh yeah, the Muslims are here.
Have been, will be.

Listen, they have the same First Amendment rights as anybody else in this country.
Watch the video, I have more to say.

Being a Muslim does not, however, grant them any special rights or considerations or the expectations that the U.N. will be able to grant them any.

The United Nations has no fucking say in our business.

I would suggest you emigrate immediately to another country where it does.

If they are U.S. citizens then they are subject to U.S. laws and you can stick that Sharia law bullshit straight up your asses.
That dog don't hunt here.

You have heard the old parable of not letting the camel stick his nose under your tent because if you do the whole camel will soon follow.

That is very applicable to this situation.

Look at what Britain , France, the Netherlands and other countries are dealing with because they bent over backwards for these people.

Learn that lesson now before it gets a toe hold here.

Before someone gets all froggy and decides to jump up and call me a racist I would remind them that this is about ideology and the fact that they have declared a Jihad against us here in our own country.

You can bet your homesick ass that you would be a dead motherfucker before lunch if you tried that over there.

Remember this?
ALL threats, foreign and domestic.

Belly Up And Feet First

I was over at The Feral Irishman's place a minute ago and Pissed had a David Gilmore in concert video that inspired me.

This is an oldie but still a goody.

There's No Way Out Of Here.

Crank it.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The All Powerful Department Of Homeland Security

They can molest your six year old and make you take your shoes off at the airport but they don't have a clue where Achmed went.

Gov’t Report: Homeland Security Has Lost Track of 1 Million Foreign Visitors Potentially Overstaying in the U.S.

Why does this not surprise me?

The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 1 million individuals who entered the U.S. but may not have left when they were supposed to, according to a government watchdog agency.
Govt Report: Homeland Security Has Lost Track of 1 Million Foreign Visitors Potentially Overstaying in the U.S.

Homeland Security is required to track and report foreign visitors granted entry to the U.S., but lacks a way to verify that they have left the country, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday. Federal law requires the department to use biometric data — such as fingerprints — to track visitors, but such a system is years overdue from being put in place.

“Each year, millions of visitors come to the United States legally on a temporary basis either with or without a visa,” the Government Accountability Office said. “Overstays are individuals who were admitted legally on a temporary basis but then overstayed their authorized periods of admission. DHS has primary responsibility for identifying and taking enforcement action to address overstays.”

A solid way to monitor foreign entries and exits into the U.S. has been held up as a crucial requirement for an immigration reform deal in Congress.

Ahh yes, those recalcitrant buggers in Congress again.

Hey I have an idea!
Why don't you miserable little tinpot dictators at DHS DO YOUR FUCKING JOBS?!
Could it be because you are all too damn busy watching us AMERICAN CITIZENS instead of POTENTIAL TERRORISTS?

Do you ignorant fucks even remember how the 9/11 terrorist were able to carry out their horrible plans?

Because they just went willy nilly wherever the fuck they wanted to and did whatever the fuck they wanted to right under our government watchdogs noses?

Seems to me that the NSA should be able to pinpoint their locations for ya, I'm sure they all have cell phones, HMMMMM?

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