Well I am back from Elk Springs.........I left the little Princess in the care of her aunt while Mrs. Dinosaur and I were gone. I was informed that she, my Little Princess of THIS POST, which I did not write but endorse wholeheartly drove down to Wilcox, Az with her Aunt, Great Aunt, and Grandmother and drove the whole way there and back!
You all don't understand what I-10 from Willcox to Tucson is like on a Sunday afternoon. This is the car she drove:
From Exit 340 all the way to Exit 278 is filled with all the villany, treachery, and outright four wheeled Armageddon that a driver of considerable skill may hope to encounter, my little girl drove the 160 mile round trip with ease. Now the collective female intelligence leaves something to be desired and the the baptism under fire was something I was saving for a more apporpriate time.
Oh well............what is done tis done!
"Say again? Billy Budd done did mosey north fer a spell."
My little Princess got her drivers permit on Monday. That means her 16th birthday is headed my way. 16 means dating boys so we have some criteria to meet:
10 Rules For Dating My Daughter
If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.
You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.
I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose his compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact,
come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.
I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilising a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.
It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early."
I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.
As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?
The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there are no parents, policemen, or nuns within eyesight. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which features chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.
Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a pot-bellied, balding, middle-aged, dim-witted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit your car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.
Source:Bruce Cameron I did not know where the original material came from until today. Not mine but I wish it was.......
Reflections of the "Grim Milestone"
I read this POST at Speed of Thought and decided to put my two cents in on the MSM and Moonbat fascination and celebration of the "Grim Milestone". For those of you who live under the bridge, it represents the 2000th combat death in Iraq. To those on the anti-American left, it is the defining moment in which a clenched fist is raised and we are to acknowledge the error in our ways. The turning point that justifies a withdrawal from Iraq and a cessation in our imperialistic adventure. No more blood-for-oil.
I want to preface the rest of this post by stating the loss of 2000 of America's best and brightest is as great a lost to this generation as all other warriors that have made the sacrifice for this great nation in the past. I mourn their loss and pray for their families
I tried to understand why the anti-American war protestors and their cohorts are so fascinated by the number of war dead and point to this satistic as evidence of a cause that is too expensive. I came to realize that the majority of these people have no Death Perception. In other words no sense of history either American or world for that matter.
American schools no longer teach the history of sacrifice and the tremendous cost of freedom. Our children are taught that America is an imperialistic monster that imposes our will on weaker nations. No war is justified and especially ones that Americans are involved in. It is most unfortunate that the historical perspective is lost in a politically correct revision of America's history.
The Revolutionary War was fought from 1775-1783, with over 25,000 Americans losing their lives. When General Bendict Arnold's army marched to Quebec the Americans lost up to 50 men a day to small pox and related battlefield illnesses. The suffering and privations experienced by the Continental Army during the war rivaled Napoleon's worst nightmares during the retreat from Russia. The Americans lost far more battles than they won, but never gave up.
Our schools do not teach about the two World Wars that America did not start but finished at the cost 525,000 lives. Many do not know how many lives were saved when General Blackjack Pershing refused to throw American lives away by the millions despite the pleading of the French and English. Indivdual battle losses like 13,000 on Okinawa, 6,800 on Iwo Jima, and 2000 on D-Day. What would these people say today when the losses after D-Day averaged 1400 killed per week for the next six weeks?
The Vietnam War brought war protesting to a level never seen before is our History. There has always been protests, some very violent, like the anti-draft riots in New York during the American Civil War. Many of these protestors are teaching our children today. They are reliving the "Good Old Days" of their past anti-war activities with a renewed zeal. The current generation has no concept of past contributions of American military intervention around the world. Our expenditure of blood and treasure before, during, and after major conflicts has been enormous. The fact that we remain the worlds last superpower speaks volumes to the will and intestinal fortitude we as a people possess.
One major difference we have encountered during the Iraq war is the MSM in this country is no longer on our side. They have chosen politics over country and headlines over the safety of our troops. For many of us the "Grim Milestone" represents something very different. The young men and women who have paid the ultimate price of freedom with their lives are the last in a series of heroes that preceded them in our history. They understood the risk, they knew the cost, and paid without hesitation. All the dissention, whining and complaining does not come from their ranks.
American Soldiers have very good death perception. They are why we live in the greatest nation on the earth.
Years Location Killed and Wounded
1775-1783 (1) Revolutionary War 25324 8445 --
1789 Indian Wars 6125 2156 --
1798-1800 Franco-Amer Naval War 20 42 --
1801-1815 Barbary Wars 35 64 --
1812-1815 War of 1812 2260 4505 --
1814 Marquesas Islands 4 1 --
1822-1825 West Indies 3 5 --
1832 Sumatra 2 11 --
1835-1836 Texas War Of Independence 704 138 --
1846-1848 Mexican War 13283 32 --
1855 Fiji 1 2 --
1859-1860 Texas Border Cortina War 5 18 --
1861-1865 (2) Civil War, North 363,020 281,104 --
1861-1865 (2) Civil War, South 199110 137102 --
1853 Japan 5 6 --
1867 Formosa 1 0 --
1870 Mexico 1 4 --
1871 Korea 4 10 --
1898 Spanish American War 2893 1637 --
1899-1902 Philippines War 4273 2840 --
1899 Samoa 4 5 --
1900 China Boxer Rebellion 53 253 --
1902-1913 Moro Campaigns 130 300 --
1904 Dominican Republic 1 0 --
1911-1919 Mexico 19 69 --
1912 Nicaragua 5 16 --
1915-1920 Haiti 146 26 --
1916-1922 Dominican Republic 144 50 --
1917-1918 World War I 116708 204002 l
1918-1919 Russia North Expedition 246 307 --
1918-1920 Russia Siberia Expedition 170 52 --
1921-1941 China Yangtze Service 5 80 --
1927-1932 Nicaragua 136 66 --
1941 North Atlantic Naval War 141 44 --
1941 Pearl Harbor 2388 -- --
1941-1945 World War II 408306 670846
1941-1945 Numbers are estimates
17,376 to 19,733
1942, Jun through Aug Aleutian Campaign US 549;
Japan 2352 US 1148 combat;
2100 weather --
1945, Apr through Jun Okinawa US Navy 5,000
Civilians 142,058 US 38,000 --
1945, Feb 19 through Mar 16 Iwo Jima USMC 6,891
Civilians -- US 18,070 --
1942, Jun 3/7 Midway 307 -- --
06 Jun 1944 D-Day Allied WIA
1945 Iwo Jima 6503 -- --
1945-1947 Italy Trieste 6 14 --
1945-1947 China Civil War 12 42 --
1950 Inchon 670 -- --
1950-1953 Korean War 54246 103284
1954 Matsu and Quemoy 3 0 --
1957-1975 Vietnam War 58219 (4) 153356
1958-1984 Lebanon 268 169 --
1962 Cuba 9 0 --
1964 Panama Canal Riots 4 85 --
1965-1966 Dominican Republic 59 174 --
1966-1969 South Korea 89 131 --
1967 Israel Attack/USS Liberty 34 171 --
1968 Tet (Vietnam) 7040 0 --
Operation Desert One 8 0 --
1980-1991 Terrorism 28 0 --
1983 Grenada 19 100
23 Oct Beirut Lebanon 241 -- --
1983-1991 El Salvador 20 0 --
1984-1989 Honduras 1 28 --
1986 Libya 2 0 --
1987 (3) Persian Gulf 148 467 --
1989-1990 Panama 40 240
1990-1991 Persian Gulf, Op Desert Shield/Storm 363 357
1991-1992 Somalia, Op Restore Hope 8 --
1993, Feb 26 Terrorism, World Trade Center 6 1000+ -
Oklahoma City 168 400+ --
1995, Nov 13 Terrorism
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 7 42 --
1995-2000 Terrorism 77 -- --
1996, Jun 25 Terroism
Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia 19 500 --
2000 Yemen, USS Cole 17 651 --
2001, Sept 11 Flight 93 44 -- --
2001 Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan 89 33 (U.S.) (Friendly Fire) --
2002 Operation Enduring Freedom, Filipines 12 -- --
2002 Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan Theater 30 28 --
2004 Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan Theater 34 -- --
2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq COMBAT/ATTACKS
United States 2000
El Salvador 1
United States 347
Other nations 19
Another Casualty Resource
American Est: Civilians and Military
7,918 to 9,749
British Est: Civilians and Military
21,700 to 55,000
US: 8,004 hostile
US: --- non-hostile US: 2,516 [f1]
All Quiet On The Baghdad Front by Michael Yon
The worlds Top 100 Beers
Speaking of beers here is a way to Save Gas
Andy Card, Serial Souterizer from Cap'n Ed
Global Security explains why Syria is on the hotseat over the Hariri assassination.
Hispanic Pundit on Why Don't Latinos Do As Well In School?
Iraqi Chicks with guns.......How cool is that? from the divine Ms. Ragucci
Loathsome George the limey moonbat from across the pond may also be in hot water. Another UN-Oil-For-Food casualty.
Speaking on the UN, HERE is more on the International Asshat Annon
Speaking of Asshats, The New (D)ummo meme
G O C has got your grannies Right here!
Nothing from Bullseye since Sunday night. He got Bullseyed by Wilma, I hope he is OK. Just a post with a creepy wav. file of a storm..............
Time for my This Will Piss You Off post of the week.
"Off to Gitmo? You Lucky Bastard!"
Rat-infested French jails likened to 'dungeons in Middle Ages'
"FRANCE'S prisons are the worst in Europe and their cells are akin to dungeons in the Middle Ages, according to a watchdog's report yesterday.
Hygiene is "deplorable", with inmates crowded into filthy, rat-infested cells, leading to an explosion in the number of prisoners with infectious diseases, the International Observatory of Prisons (IOP) said.
It described conditions as "catastrophic" and condemned the French government for failing to improve matters. "The situation is totally unworthy of our level of civilisation. Conditions of detention are close to those of the Middle Ages," the Paris-based IOP said.
It blamed the government's tougher sentencing polices for aggravating chronically bad prison conditions without solving the problem of delinquency.
The report said French jails suffered from overcrowding, bad hygiene, rising violence and suicide rates of more than six times the national average - France has Europe's highest suicide rate among prisoners."
The Rest Is Here Abu Grahib anyone? I believe this is the same group of indignant outraged Euro's that lambasted the US over embarassing a few members of the ROP. F&%$ing hypocrites.
I took this picture this summer in Cozumel............Bummer
I was surfing Fark this evening and I came across this website,Top 100 Toys. It must be English because it did have some stuff I have never seen before. It brought back a nostalgic trip down my twisted childhood. Not all the cool toys that I got, bought or made. Nope all the crummy shit I had to play with when I was stuck at an aunt or uncles house. What about the kid of last resort on your block when you ran out of options? Grandma's toy chest?
Anyway take a minute and check some out. A few of note were #93 the Rubics Cube. Yeah that crummy little plastic puzzle that made you look like a genius or one of Jerry's kids. I fell into the later category. Never got more than half of it and I finally smashed it on the ground. I did feel better after that.
#86 was Sorry a game for the sadistic destruction of friends and family alike. My old nearly blind Grandma was a sweet old lady until she played Sorry. Turned into the Grim Reaper when she played sounded like Sam Kinnison when you dropped the hammer on her. Brutal game that was fun when you were winning and a Sorry ass game when you lost.
#70 Tonka Trucks! The old ones not the new ones. Built tough and out of American steel they could take a licking and keep on trucking. They were never used for playing in sand or building things. Demolition derbys and amazing falls and of course wait for a passing car and try to shoot it out into the street under it.
#64 Vertibird. I had one of these and like Ralph in The Christmas Story I simply had to have one. It was a fairly complex toy for its time with a helicopter that flew on a tether that could pick up stuff and rescue the downed pilot. I was so excited until I realized I did everything it could do in the first three minutes I owned it............
#61 Rockem Sockem Robots A cool toy that looked great on TV until your 45 lb. little sister would kick your ass over and over again until you wanted to really punch her and knock her block off.
#47. Operation One of the few games that seemed to be in every household. I never really got the feel of the game. Must of been those DT's I had as a child. Rehab can be a cruel joke on young.
Before video games and Ipods, before DVD players and Walkmans we had #30 Etch-a-sketch. The little red TV screen looking thing with two knobs that allowed you to draw in some toxic material. I NEVER met anyone who could draw anything on that thing. A miserable toy made worse in the car.
#35 SpiroGraph a series of stencils and tools to draw modern art and geometrical designs. The fatal flaw of this clever toy was that you had to have a modicum of talent to play with it. I did not.
#24. Electronic Battleship, the modern version of the classic game was only enhanced by your ability to cheat and lie your way into making your opponent believe he missed your ships. Yeah I cheated and so did you.
#11 Slot Car Tracks I had three or four of these, they never worked liked they did on TV. I kept buying them and asking for them. The were still cool though because you got to play with electricity and make the cars crash at a high rate of speed. Good practise for soon-to-be teenage drivers.
#8. Can you believe Sea Monkies? Yes that one toy that was the winner of the award for "Largest Disparity Between Portrayal In Advertising Materials And Reality". Remember the picture on the cover of the King and his Queen and all the happy subjects? I think they were plankton or brine shrimp. I saw cooler stuff in the coffee cup my dad left on the shelf for a week.
This is something that I had, a Chemistry Set. Not some kidde thing like they have today with salt and soap and crap like that. No this had real chemicals in it. We are talking about burn a hole in the carpet, stain the counter for life, dad's car hood paint peeling stuff you could make in a testube. They had experiments that you could do but that was for pussies. You made stuff that filled your room with toxic smoke or sent you on a magic carpet ride for a few hours. All the ingredients for mayhem and death. A real toy.
I could go on about Slinkies and Slime,Lite Brites and Monopoly but you get the picture. We usually had more fun outside on crappy old paper route bikes and a football. Water ballons and eggs, M-80's and dead frogs. Nobody every really got hurt and few complained. This is what is missing from America today, the invention of too many cool toys have ruined our children.
BIPARTISAN IMMIGRATION TEST EFFECTIVELY MEASURING ELECTABILITY
I have come up with a series of questions to determine if politicians should be elected or not.
No bloviating, pontification, or side stepping. Answer Yes or No.
1. Do you think it is wrong to condone illegal activity?
2. Should a sovereign nation use whatever means necessary to control its borders?
3. Do you believe the destruction of American hospitals, schools, and social services by the stampede of illegal aliens is detrimental to our survival as a nation?
4. Mexico exports crime, drugs, and aliens to American and imports billions in currency, is this a flawed trade policy?
5. Does the Global War On Terror begin at our doorstep?
6. Amnesty was a disaster in the 1980's and a similar Guest Worker Program promises more of the same, is this rewarding bad behavior?
7. Should we streamline the current immigration proceedure to help legal immigrants assimilate faster and easier?
8. Would stiffer penalities and jail time for companies that employ illegal aliens help stem the tide of deflating wages and illegal hiring practises?
9. Do organizations like MECHA and LA RAZA seek to exploit the politically correct fear and paralysis that grips our nations leaders and elected officials?
10.Should citizen backed initiatives and referendums that are passed by voters be inacted without vetoes, lawsuits, and political delays?
Answers in the comment section..........
This Target started in Florida with American Drumslinger, Bullseye sent it all the way to Arizona. I Posted it and it ended up in Little Rock, Arkansas. Circa Bellum has got it, is gonna shoot it up and move it on its way. Head over there and get your mits on it and keep it moving. It has been autographed by all of us so it could be worth several dollars by now.
Come on and show your support for the 2nd Amendment Target ON Tour!
The Target has traveled 3500 miles so far!
Bright and early and I got-r-done!
Gotta Read The Headline Twice, but is seems like sanity prevails in Alaska
Tac Jammer has the skinny on the new Jiangling Landwind a Chinese SUV imported to Europe. From the crash test results it may be the way Chinese will attempt global domination.
Think the Blogosphere is just mindless drivel? Serious Topics are discussed at length.
The Milblog crackdown Continues
Patrick demonstrates more love from the Religion Of Hate
Oliver Wills on the Million Racist March
My "This Will Piss You Off" post for this week.
All you stuffy conservatives ought to sneak in here now and then.
The goods on Calypso Louie
Sheila Jackson Lee on Our Side?
The Fourth Wall a worthy read.
Because I live in the Reality Based community, I have always had a hard time with unrealistic movies. Movie Physics explains all the things that can and cannot violate the basic laws of physics. Cool site actually.
The Last post on Mother Sheehan on this blog ever.
The Red Voice explains whats going on in Texas
THESE ASSHATS are all giddy about doing to Brazil what they did in the UK and Austraila.......poor stupid sheep.
A friend and business associate of mine died yesterday. A grumpy old guy with just a slight semblance of a smile. A Vietnam Vet and career Air Force man. Rich was talented, friendly and humble. Like so many of his time he represents America's best and brightest. He is gone, after several years fighting cancer and the last month being tortured beyond endurance. Why do the good ones have to suffer when I can think of one hundred bottom feeding useless aholes that deserve such a fate? I will miss you.
JUST A COMMON SOLDIER
He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast, and he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done. In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, everyone.
And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors, his tales became a joke, all his buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for ol' Bob has passed away, and the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.
He won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, very quiet sort of life.
He held a job and raised a family, quietly going on his way; and the world won't note his passing; 'tho a Soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state. While thousands note their passing, and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell of their life stories, from the time that they were young, but the passing of a soldier, goes unnoticed, and unsung.
Is the greatest contribution, to the welfare of our land, some jerk who breaks his promise, and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow, who in times of war and strife, goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?
The politician's stipend and the style in which he lives, are sometimes disproportionate, to the service he gives.
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all, is paid off with a medal and perhaps a pension, small.
It's so easy to forget them, for it is so long ago, that our Bob's and Jim's and Johnny's, went to battle, but we know.
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys, who won for us the freedom, that our Country now enjoys.
Should you find yourself in danger, with your enemies at hand, would you really want some cop-out, with his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a Soldier, who has sworn to defend, his home, his kin, and Country, and would fight until the end?
He was just a common Soldier and his ranks are growing thin. But his presence should remind us, we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the Soldier's part, is to clean up all the troubles, that the politicians start.
If we cannot do him honor, while he's here to hear the praise, then at least let's give him homage, at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline, in the paper that might say:
"Our country is in mourning,
for a soldier died today."
By A. Lawrence Vaincourt WWII RCAF Veteran
When I read THIS, I thought of this:
Stolen from News Minute
Bustin' big broncs and roundin' up strays
is just one of ol' Jake's everydays.
His back is a-painin' and his knees both creak,
and there's one more candle on his cake this week.
It's crossed his mind to hang up his boots;
but there's still a lot of spunk left in the old coot.
He just can't see himself sittin' and a-whittlin',
watchin' the gals go by and spittin' and piddlin'.
It's a mighty big step for Jake to stop what he's doin';
no more ropin' and ridin' and brandin' and horseshoein',
but no one will have to tell him when it's time to quit;
he'll know when -- his achin' old body will SEE to it!
-- Ross Menoher --
I will be on hiatus.............fer a while!
A teacher gave her class an assignment: They were to have their parents tell them a story with a moral. The next day the kids came to class, and one by one, told their stories:
Little Kathy raised her hand first and said, "We live on a farm and have hens that lay eggs for market. Once we were taking a basket of eggs to market on the front seat of the pickup truck and we hit a big bump in the road. The eggs went flying and broke all over everything.
" And what is the moral to that story?"
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
"Very good," said the teacher.
Then little Tammy raised her hand and said, "We live on a farm, too. But we raise chickens for the meat market. We had a dozen eggs once, but when they hatched, we got only ten live chicks. And the moral to that story is, don't count your chickens before they are hatched."
"That was a fine example, Tammy."
"Johnny, I believe you had your hand up next."
"Yes Ma'am. My daddy told me that my Aunt Karen was a flight engineer in Desert Storm and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a bottle of whiskey, a machine gun, and a machete. She drank the whiskey on the way down so it wouldn't break, and then she landed right in the middle of a hundred enemy soldiers. She killed seventy of them with the machine gun until she ran out of bullets, then she
killed twenty more with the machete before the blade broke off. Then she killed the last ten with her bare hands."
"Good Heavens!" said the horrified teacher. What did your daddy tell you was the moral to that terrible story?"
"Stay the hell away from Aunt Karen when she's been drinking."
Back from Elk Springs, tired and wore plum out. Hauled two pallet of block 276 miles over two mountain ranges and unloaded them, poured five yards of concrete, finished the split rail fencing project, loaded two junk trucks and hauled them 276 miles home all in two days..........I am too old for that kinda shit.
Miers and Elitism From Rightwing Nuthouse
Reason #2765 to hate the UN, now they are using Those Little Blue Bastards as political footballs.
More Feces Flinging
Amazingly stupid people doing Amazingly stupid stuff
All in all it is just another brick in the The Wall
A fairly comprehensive roundup on GWB's Tar baby
ROP weekly update of the growing number of dead in the name of Allah
Merkel making Gerhardt look like Erkel
Good Stuff on the 2nd Amendment Part Deux
All things in moderation useful beer knowledge.
Speaking of beer, after a few I almost bought one of THESE at the Home Show yesterday........The Minister of Finance said no, but it ain't over yet.
THIS will piss you off.
I agree with Chuck on his assessment of the Earfkwakes
I am outta here! Elk Springs here I come...........
The following are pictures of an 1877 Colt Single Action Army Revolver, first generation and .45 LC caliber. It was given to me upon the death of my father-in-law who acquired it from his Grandfather. His father (Great Grandfather) was a Arizona Ranger in Bibee, Arizona. One of the most famous and sought after firearms, the "Peacemaker" is the stuff legends are made of.
This particular pistol was originally special ordered by a Dallas, Texas Gun dealer named E.A. Worden that it shipped to on April 15, 1877. The nickel plated factory engraved colts were relatively rare. The Steerhead motif was not. The 5 1/2 barrel shows the wear and tear of holster use and some of the engraving is worn as well. The serial numbers all match and it functions as well. I even have some of the blackpowder cartridges. I recently contacted one of Mr. Worden's relatives as well. D.F.C. on the Cylinder stands for David F. Clark, a Colt Factory inspector, that adds to its historical and monetary value.
Check out Auction #4168 it is a fine example of a similar pistol. (note the sn.#)
Senator John McCain (Third from left) explains his stand on Detainee Amendments
Yeah I am a Packer fan........by birth.
Patrick plays Ozzie to Harriet
Pile On has a few ideas to spark a pro war counter rally.
Old Buffalo ankles may be in DANEgerus territory
Take the time and go sign THIS for all of our sake.
Tigerhawk has this BBC traveling freakshow poll on the ten best world leaders............ouch
Confederate Yankee post on Simcox telling Mexico where to get off
Some sound advice on Drinking and blogging.
I sure would like to send THIS COOL TARGET to some 2nd amendment defender, all ya got to do is ask for it.
THIS kickass piece of hardware is for Bullseye!
Harriet and the 2nd amendment..........Maybe I was wrong
VDH on Conflicted Europe this guy should write a book or something.
(Conservatives leaving the SS Republican Party)
Harriet Miers represents all that is wrong with the Republican party today. Not that the sweet little "Church Lady" is not a nice person. It is precisely because she is a nice person. This could quite possibly have been the last chance to build a conservative coalition in the SCOTUS and this is the best GWB can do? A bastion of qualified conservative candidates and he rustles up Miers?
I know, I know it is not proper to bash the President after all he is one of us. The pundits tell us on the right not to criticize Mr. Bush because he is our representative. Is he really? I used to think that he was just playing "Dumb as a fox" now I am not so sure. The Left realized long ago their only hope was to legislate from the bench and they were losing the base that kept them in power for so long. For several decades we waited and watched for the opportunity to right the wrongs of poor Republican choices for the Court.
Well the SS Republican Party is sailing full speed ahead into an ice field and the captain and crew have left the bridge. This is only the last in a series of monumental blunders that is defining the Bush administration into a March of Folly. Throwing billions at the poverty Pimps after Katrina. Julie Myers to head up ICE? What the hell is going on? Forty years to regain power and the RNC is a bunch of cowering emasculated pansies. Afraid of the Mooonbats when they are the epitome of lunacy and should be exposed for the frauds that they are. Who cares what Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy think? Dean is off the charts in his inane rantings and the anti-wars clowns a have joined forces with every anti-American organization in the country and they look silly and sad.
The one thing America needs right now is precisely the one thing we do not have.........Leadership. I am all for getting along and consensus building when necessary, now is not the time. For conservatives this is the winter of our discontent. So close to the brass ring and a chance at forever vanquishing the liberal left and all we are just poor lost souls swimming in a fishbowl.
Playing nice with the liberal left is like trying to appease Muslims.........They are patiently waiting for the chance to cut our heads off.
This is the second stop of the TOT, or Target on Tour celebrating the 2nd Amendment. I received the target from Bullseye, the American Drumslinger after I won it from him on EBAY.
This time all I ask is you either write a short post on the merits of the 2nd amendment, or come up with a great quote or anecdote in the comment section. I will leave this open until next Tuesday evening October 4th. I will pick a winner and then move this on its way to the next state at my expense! You sign it, come up with a way to promote it and ship it down the line. Have at it.
(In FLA pre-Hurricane)
(It looks like I signed it with a crayon)
(Target Journey So Far)
Please tell as many people as you can to get a good cross section of this great nation participating.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed."
Lets see, this year two races, two wrecks, one stupid son of a bitch..........You got it Jimmy Fuckin Johnson wrecks another million dollars worth of cars today.
Front Page Mag.com has an interesting article called Syposium: Katrina, Race, and Silence.
A good read with dialogue like this:
The violence in New Orleans reminds us of the words of Thomas Hobbes. Life in a state of nature, he argued, is poor, nasty, brutish, and short. The fact that conditions degenerated so quickly is a sign of the spiritual poverty of a small element within the black community. The violence is especially unfortunate because, when one person commits a heinous act against another person, the entire community suffers from the resulting stigma and shame. These horrid events highlight a critical need for people to be guided by moral and ethical principles such as those found in the Ten Commandments and in the Golden Rule with its admonition to treat others the way you want them to treat you. It is a spiritual poverty as much as a material poverty that explains the desperation of many black people and their failure to fully overcome the vestiges of the past.
Many people failed to exercise commonsense at the height of the crisis. There is plenty of blame to go around. Race relations, however, are worsened by the diatribes of black leaders hurling accusations of white racism while carefully avoiding any serious condemnation of the lawbreakers. The posturing of the Mayor and some of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus were unfortunate tactical errors that make all blacks seem morally deficient. It is high time for black political and religious leaders to make black crime reduction the number one priority for the black community. It is time for black leadership to stop making excuses for inexcusable behavior like rape, murder, and looting of non-survival goods.
As the season is now fast approaching when every man must expect to be drawn into the field of action, it is highly necessary that he should prepare his mind, as well as everything necessary for it. It is a noble cause we are engaged in, it is the cause of virtue and mankind, every temporal advantage and comfort to us, and our posterity depends upon the vigor of our exertions...But it may not be amiss for the troops to know that if any man in action shall presume to skulk, hide himself, or retreat from the enemy, without the orders of his commanding officer, he will be instantly shot down, as an example of cowardice.