September 30, 2007

Singin' In The Rain

NASCAR needs radials.........................

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September 28, 2007

Don't Fence Me In

Compare and Contrast

"I have been against the fence, I thought it's a bad idea even when it was just a matter of discussion," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them." Nancy Pelosi

Mexican president Calderon demanded that the United States respect "the right to work wherever one can make the greatest contribution."

"Immigration is a natural phenomenon that is economically and socially inevitable," he told the meeting in this Sonora seaside resort town.

What is wrong with this picture?

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September 25, 2007

Jebel Ali

The Big E in Jebel Ali, Dubai on Sunday


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September 16, 2007

Cold Dead Fingers........


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September 15, 2007

Celebrate Diversity

This is how American Dinosaur celebrates diversity.


Kimber Ultra Carry II (Center)
Springfield 1911a1 (Right)
SIG Sauer P220 ( Bottom, European Version)
S&W 4506-1 (left)

Because I just cannot get enough of .45acp!


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September 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Son


My son Nathan turns 20 today, he is currently serving on the USS Enterprise in the Persian Gulf. Happy birthday!

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Fred On CCW

This would go along way in my endorsement of Fred Thompson for Prez

Also A New York State of Mind from Kevin Baker and if Kevin says yes, then I will back him too.......

Signs of Intelligence?

By Fred Thompson

"One of the things that's got to be going through a lot of peoples'
minds now is how one man with two handguns, that he had to reload time
and time again, could go from classroom to classroom on the Virginia
Tech campus without being stopped. Much of the answer can be found in
policies put in place by the university itself.

Virginia, like 39 other states, allows citizens with training and
legal permits to carry concealed weapons. That means that Virginians
regularly sit in movie theaters and eat in restaurants among armed
citizens. They walk, joke, and rub shoulders everyday with people who
responsibly carry firearms - and are far safer than they would be in
San Francisco, Oakland, Detroit, Chicago, New York City, or
Washington, D.C., where such permits are difficult or impossible to

The statistics are clear. Communities that recognize and grant Second
Amendment rights to responsible adults have a significantly lower
incidence of violent crime than those that do not. More to the point,
incarcerated criminals tell criminologists that they consider local
gun laws when they decide what sort of crime they will commit, and
where they will do so.

Still, there are a lot of people who are just offended by the notion
that people can carry guns around. They view everybody, or at least
many of us, as potential murderers prevented only by the lack of a
convenient weapon. Virginia Tech administrators overrode Virginia
state law and threatened to expel or fire anybody who brings a weapon
onto campus.

In recent years, however, armed Americans - not on-duty police
officers - have successfully prevented a number of attempted mass
murders. Evidence from Israel, where many teachers have weapons and
have stopped serious terror attacks, has been documented. Supporting,
though contrary, evidence from Great Britain, where strict gun
controls have led to violent crime rates far higher than ours, is also
common knowledge.

So Virginians asked their legislators to change the university's
"concealed carry" policy to exempt people 21 years of age or older who
have passed background checks and taken training classes. The
university, however, lobbied against that bill, and a top
administrator subsequently praised the legislature for blocking the

The logic behind this attitude baffles me, but I suspect it has to do
with a basic difference in worldviews. Some people think that power
should exist only at the top, and everybody else should rely on "the
authorities" for protection.

Despite such attitudes, average Americans have always made up the
front line against crime. Through programs like Neighborhood Watch and
Amber Alert, we are stopping and catching criminals daily. Normal
people tackled "shoe bomber" Richard Reid as he was trying to blow up
an airliner. It was a truck driver who found the D.C. snipers.
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show
that civilians use firearms to prevent at least a half million crimes

When people capable of performing acts of heroism are discouraged or
denied the opportunity, our society is all the poorer. And from the
selfless examples of the passengers on Flight 93 on 9/11 to Virginia
Tech professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor who sacrificed
himself to save his students earlier this week, we know what
extraordinary acts of heroism ordinary citizens are capable of.

Many other universities have been swayed by an anti-gun, anti-self
defense ideology. I respect their right to hold those views, but I
challenge their decision to deny Americans the right to protect
themselves on their campuses - and then proudly advertise that fact to
any and all.

Whenever I've seen one of those "Gun-free Zone" signs, especially
outside of a school filled with our youngest and most vulnerable
citizens, I've always wondered exactly who these signs are directed
at. Obviously, they don't mean much to the sort of man who murdered 32
people just a few days ago."

- Fred Thompson is an actor and former United States senator from

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Rudy Rudy Rudy

Rudy Giuliani states:Illegal immigration is not a crime.

Uh Rudy........yes it is and no you won't get my vote stoooopid.

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September 07, 2007

Just For Terrorist


I am Obama Bin Laden and I say no way to gray! I just scored a righteous gig pimpin Just For Men Islamic Terrorist Beard Gel


It helps add credibility to crazy left wing nut jobs like me and Teddy, Dick, Nancy, John, and the rest of my democratic colleagues. After six years of Camel Helper and huffing Sterno, I am a new Terrorist!

My Diatribe

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September 06, 2007

Mess Crankin'


My son is on day 33 of his 90 day mess crank. 12 hours a day and seven days a week in the galley. All sailors mess crank on their first cruise. Hang in there! The Persian Gulf is very hot and the Big E has a very old cooling system.

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September 04, 2007

24 Out Of 25 Ain't Bad

In this month's Popular Mechanics is an article called "25 Skills Every Man Should Know". I have done 24 out of the 25. I can proudly say my son could probably do all 25.

The 25 are as follows:

1. Patch a radiator hose
2. Protect your computer from virusis
3. Rescue a boater
4. Frame a wall
5. Retouch digital Pictures
6. Back up a trailer
7. Build a campfire
8. Replace an electrical outlet
9. Navigate with a map and compass
10. Use a torque wrench
11. Sharpen a knife
12. Know CPR
13. Fillet a fish
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
15. Get a car unstuck
16. Back up data
17. Paint a room
18. Mix concrete
19. Clean a bolt action rifle
20. Change oil and filter
21. Hook up a TV/ VCR
22. Bleed brakes
23. Paddle a canoe
24. Fix a bike flat
25. Extend your wireless network ( I do not have a wireless network)

Hey I did not pick them, but in this world of fatherless boys and too much TV, we would be wise to teach them these.

Here are a few more I would add:

26. Change a boat prop
27. Field dress a deer or elk
28. Get lost and keep your cool enough to find your way out
29. Unplug a toilet
30. Ride a motorcycle
31. Use a chainsaw
32. Start a lawnmower that will not start
33. BBQ
34. Ford a stream
35. Tread water
36. Remove cholla from dog
37. Replace a broken window
38. Pack an axle bearing
39. Find the north star
40. Cut a straight line with a saw

I can go on and on. These are skills I learned as a child and passed on to my kids. Where have we gone wrong? Thing is I spend my summers with friends that are all building their retirement homes themselves, we use our collective skills and learn new ones. I would not have it any other way.



The garage I built last year myself. In a place with no water or electricity.

The Proof Is In Pudding

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