Saturday, October 04, 2008

I love my Taco Trucks

Hey, I'm not from LA and I've never been south of Bakersfield but if that appeal was upheld it would be passed into law and enforced here soon - you know how Kalifornia is. The politicians will pass a law just to look busy in front of their bossses, the sorry assholes............
I bet I spend at least $30 a week eating off Taco Trucks. They serve real Mexican food, not that Taco Bell bullshit that everybody else considers Mexican.

LOS ANGELES - The great Taco Truck Wars of 2008 appear to have come to a close.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Friday that it won't appeal a judge's ruling in August that threw out a law requiring taco truck operators to move every hour or face $1,000 fines and possible jail time.
Phil Greenwald, an attorney for the vendors, praised the prosecutor's decision.
"After all, they're not selling porn, they're not selling drugs, all they're selling is food," he told The Associated Press. "Carne asada is not a crime."
The law was passed last spring after restaurateurs complained that taco trucks parking on the streets near their businesses were drawing away customers and forcing some businesses to the brink of bankruptcy.
The truck drivers, many of them immigrants, complained that they were unfairly singled out. The ban affected unincorporated sections of the county, including the vast, largely Latino East Los Angeles neighborhood where many of the trucks operate.
No citations issued since the ordinance went into effect May 15 will be prosecuted, Greenwald said.
"They're giving up the ghost," Greenwald said. "They're just quitting."
The district attorney's decision came nearly a month after county officials announced they would ask the judge to reconsider his decision to throw out the law. The officials have argued the trucks are a nuisance because they park at the same spot every day and bring in noise and traffic.
Superior Court Judge Dennis Aichroth ruled Aug. 27 that the law was "too ambiguous to be enforceable."
County Supervisor Gloria Molina introduced the ordinance. A phone message left with her office late Friday for comment was not immediately returned.
Molina spokeswoman Roxane Marquez said last spring that the ordinance was meant to regulate "quality-of-life issues."
"Our intent was not to put any catering trucks out of business, but to ensure fairness to our residents — those who live in homes right in front of or across the street from where trucks do business everyday, all hours of the day or night," Marquez said.

Hee hee hee

I'm sorry, but every time I walk out and see my new truck I start giggling like a little schoolgirl.
Pictures tomorrow, I promise.

Shooting and fishing links

Hey, on a lot of the posts about shooting and fishing you'll notice I include a link at the bottom. If you're interested in these things, I strongly suggest you follows these links.
Not only do you get photos, but you also get a trail of websites to follow. It'll really improve your pursuit of information. I'm linking to the things that interest me, but you might find something that can benefit you as well if you dig deep enough.
Good luck and have fun,
-Ken

Fall turnover

A strange thing happens on our lakes and big ponds this time of year. You hear a lot about the fall turnover and how it affects fishing. Be prepared and take advantage of the changes when they happen in your favorite fishing hole.
All summer the water in lakes has been stratified with warm surface water and cooler water in the depths. Fish often hold in the cooler water down deep if there is enough oxygen in it to support them. You can pattern them and consistently catch them since they don't move around much.
As the air cools in the early fall, the top layers of water cool. Since warm water is lighter than cool water, this cooler water sinks. Suddenly, the layers of water mix and the lake becomes a more consistent temperature in the areas the fish live in. Oxygen is mixed through-out these layers and fish roam freely. This mixing is the fall turnover.
You can tell when this happens in a couple of ways. The normally clear water becomes murky without rain causing it. You may notice a stale, rotten odor as the unoxygenated deeper water comes to the top. And the fish you had counted on to be schooled up deep are no longer in the same places.
The fish also go on a feeding spree. You will find them in shallow water where they haven't been for months. They know the changes mean cold weather is on the way and they need to stock up to get ready for the lean months. Females start to develop their eggs so they will be ready to spawn when the temperatures warm again.
Fishing can be tough after the turnover. The fish are scattered and hard to pattern. They can be anywhere and will feed at any time. The way to combat this situation is fish fast and hit a lot of different types of structures. Don't expect to catch a bunch of fish in one place since they are less likely to be schooled up.
Use lures that cover lots of water. Top water, crankbaits and spinnerbaits are better than a worm dragged across the bottom for bass. Look for the fish around the mouths of creeks and on top of open water structure.
Fall can be a great time of the year to catch fish. Anytime of year is a great time to go but after the turnover you are likely to find some catchable fish in shallow water and the weather is more comfortable for you, too. And the lake is usually less crowded. What more could you ask for?

Let me know how you fish the fall turnover at fishing.guide@about.com
From: http://fishing.about.com/od/basicfishinginstruction/a/aa091597a.htm

41 Magnum at the range

video

I'd be interested in seeing his groups. He had a hell of a flinch when he dropped the hammer on the spent cartridge at the end of his string.

Love them 41s.......

OH NO!!!!!!!

video

http://joannecasey.blogspot.com/

California firearms laws

California has 55 (!!!) pages of 2007 firearms laws in PDF format. 55 pages!
If the politicians in Sacramento would enforce the laws that are already on the books we wouldn't need another stinking law for guns.
Fifty-five pages......

My 45 ACP


I was kicking back here on my bed a couple of minutes ago and saw my old Colt Officer’s Model 45 ACP laying on the cabinet next to me and had to smile when I saw where the finish has been worn off.
I actually went shopping for a Government Model when I bought my Officer's Model. I took my Dad with me and headed for the gun shops in the area. Believe it or not, I couldn't find a 1911A1 to save my life. All day long Pop had been trying to talk me out of a 1911 knowing that I was damned well going to carry that sucker around so I might as well get something a little more concealable, like a Commander. We ended up at P. V. Ranch Supply, where I saw a Colt Officer's Model for the first time. I was in love!! With the gun price, tax, transfer fees, etc., I was into the gun about $600.00, give or take 10 bucks. That little gun was beautiful. It was hefty for its' size but I figured that the extra weight would help keep the recoil on it under control. And talk about easy to hide, with a 3 1/2" barrel and a 6 shot magazine you could hide it under a t-shirt with the right holster.
Most people don't put 500 rounds through their handguns during the entire life of the gun, but I ran 500 rounds through mine the very first day I owned it. I left P.V. and went to Gun Countrys' indoor range and bought a cleaning kit, 10 boxes of hardball, and 4 hours of range time. I shot a half a box, cleaned the barrel, fired a box, recleaned the barrel, fired a box and a half, cleaned the entire gun, fired 3 boxes, cleaned the gun, then fired off the other four boxes, stopping long enough to let the gun cool down every once in a while. I had quite a few jams at first, but that was to be expected. I mean that was the reason I burned up $150 bucks worth of ammo, to get the break in period over with. After about 300 rounds, the gun settled down and quit hanging up.
Oh, and it shoots so sweet! For that short a barrel I can hammer 6 rounds of 45 into an area the size of my fist at 15 yards as fast as I can pull the trigger. Well, I USED to be able to. For a long long time when I lived out in the country there wasn’t a day go by that I didn’t burn at least a box a day. Hell, I shot that thing so much that I had a callus on the web between the thumb and forefinger of my right hand and one on the side of my right thumb from the slide release.
I still have that gun. I've put Pachmayer wraparound grips on it, a new front sight, an extended slide release, a new mainspring, an aftermarket sear and disconnector from Kings Gun Works and have gone through a couple of barrel bushings, firing pins and firing pin springs but other than that the gun is still hanging in there. I don't think that's too shabby. I figure I have put somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 rounds through that Colt, and I can back that up with receipts for reloading supplies and loaded ammo.
I don't carry that gun as much as I used to or should. As a matter of fact, it's pretty much a house gun now. But I tell you what I'll never get rid of it. It's just too much like a part of me, like a member of my own family.

Cigarettes and explosives don't mix, Dummy

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. —
A Rhode Island man faces charges after the cigarette he was smoking inside a car apparently ignited fireworks.
Police arrested the 28-year-old Sunday after an officer found a sedan smoking in the middle of the street. Firefighters were called to extinguish the blaze. No one was injured.
The man told police he was smoking a cigarette in the car when fireworks near his feet ignited. Witnesses told police they saw a passenger tossing fireworks out shortly before police arrived.
The man is charged with the use or possession of fireworks under $500.

Information from: The Times
http://www.pawtuckettimes.com

Little Pablo

Little Pablo wanders into the kitchen where Mama is making some tortillas. He takes some of the flour, smears it on his face and says "Look Mama, I'm white!"
Mama whirls around, slaps him in the face and says "Go show your Grandfather!"
Little Pablo, confused, goes into the backyard where Grandpa is tending the garden and says "Look Grandfather, I'm white!"
Grandpa gets up, takes one look and nails him right in the butt with a shovel. Then he tells Pablo to go show his father.
By this time Little Pablo has lost all enthusiasm but goes back into the house just as Papa is coming in from work. "Look Papa, I'm (he winces) white."
Papa, tired from working 2 jobs, puts down his lunch pail, bends Little Pablo over his knee and delivers him a serious ass-whipping. When he's done he tells Pablo to go into the kitchen and wipe that flour off.
When he gets into the kitchen Mama asks him, "Well, did you learn anything?"
Little Pablo says, "Yes Mama, I've only been white for 5 minutes and I already hate all you fucking Mexicans."

No fashion sense whatsoever


Take your eyes off the babe and check out the couch cover behind here. Ewwwww......

For Ibeam the Mullet Hunter (any midget hunters out there?)


Animal Oreos


I wouldn't fuck with him


I think this is my bike


So many choices


WHAT THE FUCK? (Twice!)


Yeah, Baby


The secret to a long marriage

A couple was celebrating their golden wedding anniversary on the beaches in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Their domestic tranquillity had long been the talk of the town. People would say, "What a peaceful & loving couple".
The local newspaper reporter was inquiring as to the secret of their long and happy marriage. The Husband replied: "Well, it dates back to our honeymoon in America, explained the man. "We visited the Grand Canyon, in Arizona, and took a trip down to the bottom of the canyon by horse. We hadn't gone too far when my wife's horse stumbled and she almost fell off. My wife looked down at the horse and quietly said, "That's once."
"We proceeded a little further and her horse stumbled again. Again my wife quietly said, "That's twice."
We hadn't gone a half-mile when the horse stumbled for the third time my wife quietly removed a revolver from her purse and shot the horse dead.
I SHOUTED at her, "What's wrong with you, Woman! Why did you shoot the poor animal like that, are you a fucking maniac?"
She looked at ME, and quietly said, "That's once."

Gets away with murder, then convicted of robbery - DUMBASS!

LAS VEGAS - Thirteen years to the day after being acquitted of killing his wife and her friend in Los Angeles, O.J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room.
The 61-year-old former football star was convicted of all 12 counts late Friday after jurors deliberated for more than 13 hours. He released a heavy sigh as the charges were read and was immediately taken into custody.
Simpson, who went from American sports idol to celebrity-in-exile after his murder acquittal, could spend the rest of his life in prison

Hind lick?

Two hillbillies walk into a bar. While having a shot of whisky, they talk about their moonshine operation. Suddenly, a woman at a nearby table, who is eating a sandwich, begins to cough. And, after a minute or so, it becomes apparent that she is in real distress.
One of the hillbillies looks at her and says, 'Kin ya swallow?' The woman shakes her head no.
Then he asks, 'Kin ya breathe?' The woman begins to turn blue and shakes her head no.
The hillbilly walks over to the woman, lifts up her dress, yanks down her drawers and quickly gives her right butt cheek a lick with his tongue. The woman is so shocked that she has a violent spasm and the obstruction flies out of her mouth.
As she begins to breathe again, the Hillbilly walks slowly back to the bar.
His partner says, 'Ya know, I'd heard of that there 'Hind Lick Maneuver' but I ain't never seed nobody do it!'

HI MOM!!!


Fuck it, go ahead and jump


That's kind of asking for it, don't you think?


Gotta get this shirt


Did I just hear a hip break?


My People


I wouldn't even have thought about it...


Ladies, it's time to leave


There's some SERIOUS racial issues here


It's true, White Boys can't dance


You'll make it, Buddy


Dear John paint job


Beware of Dog


Nothing you want to be bragging on


I'm drawing a blank here


Hope it won't eat the paint off my new truck

I woke up this morning and for some odd reason there was this weird wet stuff all over my yard and roads. It was clear colored, cool to the touch, odorless, and spread around easily. I couldn't figure it out to save my life.
After my 3rd cup of lifesaving asskicking wonderful coffee, it hit me:
RAIN!
And it's not even mid November yet. How weird is that?

When it's okay to say "OH SHIT!!!"













And finally:

Thanks, Scott.

Friday, October 03, 2008

I didn't eat the rest of the cake either

A young couple with a box of condoms proceeded to make love. When they were finished, she discovered there were only six condoms remaining in the box of 12, so she asked him, “What happened to the other five condoms?”
His nervous reply was, “Well, I masturbated with them.”
Later, she approached one of her male friends and told him the story. She asked, “Have you ever done that?”
“Yeah, once or twice,” he told her.
“You mean you’ve actually masturbated with a condom before?” she asked.
“Oh,” he said, “I thought you were asking if I’d ever lied to my girlfriend.”

http://bitsandpieces.us/

Brian's boy and his best friend


Brother Brian in North Carolina sent me this photo. The subject line said "My boy and his best friend" and knowing Brian, I was expecting a picture of his firstborn with a M-4 or some other gun lying next to him.
When this picture opened and I saw it, it took my breath away.
How cool.
You can tell we're both Dog Men, huh?

Drunks - ya gotta love 'em






































Signatures

Do you have a standard signature at the end of your emails?

I've got a friend that's a contractor in Iraq training Special Forces and Police. His signature is:
"The Spartans do not inquire how many the enemy are, but where they are." AGIS II 427 B.C.

I've used several myself. My 3 favorites are:
"Shoot informants, not drugs" and
"Those who live by the sword get shot by us who don't"
"Psalm 91:5-6"

If you've got one you use, send it along. I'd like to see it. If you don't (yet), there's a site at http://coolsig.com that has a bunch of them broken down by categories.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Straight from the teat (seriously!)


Sonora Pass


The pass connects the communities of Sonora to the west and Bridgeport to the east. Like most high Sierra Nevada passes, the highway is closed in winter, generally between November and May, due to snow accumulation.
The highway over the pass is extremely steep (up to 26% in some locations), narrow and winding between Kennedy Meadows on the west side and Leavitt Meadows on the east. The route is not recommended for vehicles or vehicle combinations that are unusually wide, heavy or long.

The Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650 mile (4,240 km) long National Scenic Trail, crosses Highway 108 at Sonora Pass.
Adjacent to the Pass is a picnic/parking area, which serves as a day-use rest stop or a trailhead for hikes to nearby Sonora Peak, Wolf Creek Lake, and other spots north or south along the Pacific Crest Trail.

History
The first documented immigrant traverse of Sonora Pass appears to have been in the late summer of 1852 by a wagon train known as the Clark-Skidmore Company. Subsequently, merchant interests in the communities of Sonora and Columbia promoted the route to California-bound immigrants, not always with happy results when immigrants discovered how difficult it was. There are some references indicating the earliest immigrant crossing was in 1841 by the Bartleson-Bidwell party, but the U.S. Forest Service indicates they crossed north of Sonora Pass in the Carson-Iceberg area.
With the discovery of deposits and development of silver and gold mining east of the Sierra Nevada in the beginning of the 1860s, merchant interests in the counties on both sides of the pass pushed for development of a road that would enable them to improve transportation and trade. Surveying for a road through Sonora Pass began in 1863 and the road was in use by 1865.

In the 1880(s) the California and Nevada Railroad and its predecessor, the California and Mount Diablo Railroad, proposed to run a narrow gauge railroad over Sonora Pass with a line running from Emeryville - Stockton and then connecting with the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in Utah. The railroad never built track beyond the San Francisco Bay Area.

My day

Had a pretty lazy day today - they had 1 more person than they needed to do the job that I chose today.
Big John pretty much left me alone today knowing that the less he tells me to do the busier I'll stay (I'm funny like that) and after he left at noon, Commie John took over.
Now Commie John is a funny kinda guy - he's a boss, but he's also a conspiracy freak, hates the government, wears a red star as a tie tack, and he sympathizes with a working man.
While I don't agree with his politcs, I will admit that he knows his job, and more importantly, he knows my job so I'm not running my ass off trying to please somebody that's trying to look good to the warehouse manager at MY expense.
So I loaded trucks, ran full pallets, reloaded trucks that were loaded wrong and bullshitted with Janet the shipping clerk until it was time to go home.

Then my truck bit the big one one the way home. It couldn't wait one more day. So I'm calling in tomorrow for a personal day, going to the finance company that financed my last vehicle and getting a loan.
Hopefully tomorrow I can post a picture of my new (to me) ride.

That'll teach her.....

FORT MYERS, Fla. —
Authorities say a Fort Myers man shot himself in the arm after his girlfriend refused to have sex with him. The Lee County Sheriff's Office reported that a 29-year-old man and his girlfriend returned home from a bar early Wednesday morning.
The girlfriend told deputies that her boyfriend wanted to get intimate, but she just wanted to go to sleep. When she refused, he became irate.
Authorities said the girlfriend went to a spare bedroom, and several minutes later she heard two gunshots. She told deputies her boyfriend came into her room and threatened her. He then stumbled into the kitchen before falling into the oven, knocking himself unconscious.
The man was treated for two gunshot wounds to the arm and was taken to jail.
The man was charged with threatening violence and firing a weapon in an occupied dwelling. He was being held on $100,000 bail.
Information from: The News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

Cutie


Straight up White Trash, God Bless 'em


My kinda place


Honesty pays


Has your Daddy seen this shirt?


Or this one?


Probably ordering herself a couple of pizzas


All aboarddddddddddd