Saturday, January 15, 2011

See? It's easy to eat healthy!

So after I get in tonight and warm up I figured out I was hungry so I went and shredded a bunch of lettuce, chopped a tomato, some green onion, a couple of jalepenos, grated some cheese and cut up an avocado for a nice salad with some olive oil and and red wine vinegar as a dressing. Good for the heart, good for the soul, right?
So just before I dug into the healthiest meal I had eaten all week, I remembered that I had forgotten the single most important ingredient.
A pound of motherfucking bacon fried crispy, crumbled in and bacon grease drizzled over the top of the whole mess.
Now that was a salad!

AZ Shooting Victim Arrested For Making Threats

PHOENIX -- One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and then taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at televised town hall meeting and yelled: "you're dead."
James Eric Fuller, 63, objected to something Trent Humphries said during the forum taped for a special edition of ABC's "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour, Pima County sheriff's spokesman Jason Ogan said. Fuller was in the front row and apparently became upset when Humphries suggested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN-TV in Tucson reported.
Fuller was arrested on misdemeanor disorderly conduct and threat charges, Ogan said. While Fuller was being escorted out, deputies decided he needed a mental health evaluation and he was taken to a hospital, where he remained Saturday evening.
The hospital will determine when he will be released, Ogan said.
Fuller was one of 19 people shot at a Safeway store Jan. 8. Six people died and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remains in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head

The Left Wing idiots here in town are already posting comments that "Law enforcement is over-reacting" and "Give him a break, he's the victim here.
Funny how they'll point the finger at the Right but make excuses all day long for the Left.

This shit is starting to get old, Bro.

Among the first 'Germans' captured at Normandy were several Koreans. They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German Army until they were captured by the US Army.

Hey Mohummad!!!!!

Dehydrated kiwi fruit

The dried kiwi turned out well. Tart but very flavorful, and definitely something I'll do again.
I did 5 pounds and when I was done I could fit everything into 2 quart sized ziplock bags with room to spare.
There's a bowl of the kiwi chips sitting on the dining room table next to a couple boxes of ammo, my coyote rifle, cleaning kit, binoculars and a few other life essentials. Every once in a while I'll pop a couple into my mouth just to enjoy the sensation.

Ah, it's good to be back home!

Bacon Heaven

Thanks, Bella. You're #1!

But if it works.......

My kinda guy

Is there ANYBODY or ANYTHING you folks won't fuck?

Following is an excerpt from concerning the loss of free speech in Denmark in favor of Sharia.

Now in the crosshairs is my very dear friend and colleague, Lars Hedegaard, President of the Danish Free Press Society and the International Free Press Society. (A historian as well as a journalist and author, Lars took me on a special tour of Copenhagen, which I wrote about here.) On January 24 he goes on trial. His crime? Discussing the high incidence of family rape within Islamic cultures, which the prosecutor is attempting to outlaw as "racism."

High incidence of family rape within Islamic cultures.....
Damn. First little children & goats and now family members. No wonder you motherfuckers are still stuck in the Middle Ages. You're too busy luring relatives into your beds instead of trying to advance your society.
And that answers the questions about burkas. You don't want the neighbors to know you're fucking your mothers, sisters and daughters.

Governor to NAACP: "Kiss my butt"

Hey Ken -
Not sure if you've seen this. We have a new governor here in Maine. He's far from being polished, not your typical political blow date.
He's been passing up invitations from the NAACP because he considers them a special interest group. He is not attending any Martin Luther King memorials Monday, but is attending the funeral of a Maine State trooper.

From a local news station:
"When a reporter from another television station asked LePage if his non-participation is more than one instance, and rather a pattern, he replied, "Tell 'em to kiss my butt. If they want to play the race card, come to dinner and my son will talk to them."
LePage's adopted son is black.
Gotta love it!
PS: Maine is the 2nd whitest state, Vermont being #1.

Hey Timmy, are you fucking insane?

WASHINGTON – The United States just passed a dubious milestone: Government debt surged to an all-time high, more than $14 trillion.
That means Congress soon will have to lift the legal debt limit to give the nearly maxed-out government an even higher credit limit or dramatically cut spending to stay within the current cap. Either way, a fight is ahead on Capitol Hill, inflamed by the passions of tea party activists and deficit hawks.
Today's debt level represents a $45,300 tab for each and everyone in the country.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says failure to increase borrowing authority would be "a catastrophe," perhaps rivaling the financial meltdown of 2008-2009.
Congressional Republicans, flexing muscle after November's victories, say the election results show that people are weary of big government and deficit spending, and that it's time to draw the line against more borrowing.

Bellamy Brothers Jalapeno video

Thanks, Niki

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's a redneck hunting trip

Two Okies flew to Canada on a hunting trip.
They chartered a small plane to take them into the Rockies for a week hunting moose. They managed to bag 6.
As they were loading the plane to return, the pilot said the plane could take only 4 moose.
Both of the good ole boys objected strongly. "Last year we shot six. The pilot let us take them all and he had the same plane as yours."
Reluctantly, the pilot gave in and all six were loaded. The plane took off.
However, while attempting to cross some mountains, even on full power, the little plane couldn't handle the load and went down.
Somehow, surrounded by the moose bodies, only Ralph and Dick survived the crash.
After climbing out of the wreckage, Ralph asked Dick, "Any idea where we are?"
Dick replied, "I think we're pretty close to where we crashed last year."


Coyote Hunting 101

So I get an email from Slow Joe wanting to know what it was going to take equipment and money wise to get him started coyote hunting.
That’s a tough question, but at the same time, an easy one.

But something everybody needs to understand before I get started is that I am no expert, by any means. I’ve only been in it myself seriously a couple years. But I’m willing to pass on what I’ve learned by trial and error to keep somebody else from making the same mistakes.
I’m assuming that because Joe’s interested, he already hunts or at least shoots. But I’m going to start at the top anyways and work my way down.
This can be a long article, so today I’m going to cover rifles and ammo. I’ll cover shotguns, camo, calls and other assorted shit in later posts.

Your biggest expense for sure is a rifle if you don't already have one.
I shoot a Savage Model 11 in 22-250 with a 3x9 Bushnell scope. Why the 22-250? Because it’s a fast, flat shooting son of a bitch and it’s proven itself over and over for this type of game. Plus, I’ve always wanted a 22-250 for as long as I can remember. My rifle and scope, right now at the BassPro, will run you about $450 out the door. That ain’t a bad deal for a tool that will last you a lifetime.
Why a 3x9 scope? Because that’s what it came with and it suits my particular situation just fine. If I saw a reason to replace it, I would. Actually I did replace it one time for a minute, but that was a stupid fucking mistake and I’ll explain why a little later.

Okay. A coyote rifle can be damned near anything you want it to be but I’d stick with something smaller than a 30 caliber. Why? Because if you need a follow-up shot you don’t want to spend the time recovering from recoil to re-acquire the target. The recoil from my rifle is so little that with just a touch of practice you can actually see the bullet hit the target through the scope.
If you don’t live in Kalifornia, you might consider your AR-15 in 223. The AR platform has gotten extremely popular with varmint and predator hunters lately. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because of all the neat shit you can hang off that sucker. But one HUGE advantage that the 223 has is the availability of ammo. You can buy that shit anywhere and it’s cheap.
I’ve heard of calibers as small as 17 being used but I’d have to have a fairly close shot with little wind before I felt comfortable using something that small and light.
On the upper end of the scale any of the 6mm’s would suffice, especially the 243 Winchester. You’ve got a great range of bullet weights and the heavier bullets would buck the wind better than my 55 grain 22-250.
What I’m trying to say is that you for sure don’t need a cannon to kill a coyote. They’re a very thin skinned animal and if you connect in the chest area with a fast bullet in the 40 - 80 grain range, that motherfucker will just stiffen up and fall over dead when you hit him. Seriously. I have never walked up on a coyote that I’ve shot to find it still alive.

As with anything else concerning accuracy, find what shoots well and stick with it.
My favorite no shit hands down fucking A ammo is Hornadys’ 55 grain V-MAX in 22-250. The factory load prints MOA from a rest all day long, it moves out at 3800 fps and is devastating when it hits. It’s available in loaded ammo and in bullets only for the reloaders. It hits 1 inch high at 100 yards, dead on at 200 and supposedly 6 inches low at 300 yards, which means that out to 250 yards I aim dead on and I’ll connect. I don’t feel comfortable shooting any further than 200 yards anyways and will pass the shot.
Now at the top of the paragraph I said to find something and stick with it. That being said, I’m looking at 3 ½ boxes of V-MAX, 4 boxes of 50 grain JHP and a box of Hornadys’ Superformance in 50 grain V-MAX that I just picked up today and can’t wait to try out.
Why do I have 3 different kinds of ammo? Because I’m a fucking gun-whore. Hey, 22-250 ammo can be kinda hard to find sometimes so when I see some, I buy it. But again, my favorite is the 55 grain V-MAX. If I were to walk out the door right now to hunt, that’s what would be in my pockets. That may change when I try out the box of Superformance that I bought today.

I have the 3x9 that the gun came with and to be honest, I have no reason to upgrade. It does what I need it to do.
I keep it on 2 settings depending where I’m hunting. For this side of the Sierras where it’s brushy and forested and shots are generally less than 100 yards it stays on 3 power. On the other side of the hills where it‘s more open, it stays on 6 power.
Why just 2 variables? Because I’m a cheap fucker and I can’t afford a range-finder. I know what a coyote looks like through my scope at 3 and 6 power. That’s how I estimate my range. If I have to crank it up to 9 power to connect, that’s a bit beyond my shooting abilities at this time. I’ll pass the shot.
I bought Pops an 8x32 for his rifle. That lasted until he tried to zero it, then he took it off and gave it back. I put it on mine for about 30 seconds and took it off and threw it in my closet where it still sits today. Why? Because you have absolutely no decent field of view at 100 yards even at it’s lowest setting. And besides that, there’s so many fucking reticule marks that I spent more time looking at them than I did at the target. That scope may have its’ use at a prairie dog town where the shooter is stationary and has time to fuck around with it, but coyote shooting? Uh-uh.
If you want a better quality scope, by all means go for it. Pops ended up putting a Leopold 3x9 on his.

Okay. This post turned out to be a lot fucking longer than I thought it would. I’ll cover more stuff at another time.

Concrete. Barbed Wire. Gun Towers.

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday ended a high-tech border fence project that cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion but did little to improve security. Congress ordered the high-tech fence along the border with Mexico in 2006 amid a clamor over the porous border, but it yielded only 53 miles of protection.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the lesson of the multimillion-dollar program is there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution for border security.
Napolitano said the department's new technology strategy for securing the border is to use existing, proven technology tailored to the distinct terrain and population density of each region of the nearly 2,000-mile U.S-Mexico border. That would provide faster technology deployment, better coverage and more bang for the buck, she said.
Although it has been well known that the virtual fence project would be dumped, Napolitano officially informed key members of Congress Friday that an "independent, quantitative, science-based review made clear" the fence, known as SBInet, "cannot meet its original objective of providing a single, integrated border security technology solution."
The fence, initiated in 2005, was to be a network of cameras, ground sensors and radars that would be used to spot incursions or problems and decide where to deploy Border Patrol agents. It was supposed to be keeping watch over most of this nation's southern border with Mexico by this year.
Instead, taxpayers ended up with about 53 miles of operational "virtual fence" in Arizona for a cost of at least $15 million a mile, according to testimony in previous congressional hearings

Dried Kiwi Fruit

I'm not quite sure how it's going to turn out but I just spent the last 45 minutes peeling and slicing a shitload of kiwi fruit for the dehydrator.
I scored 5 pounds for 5 bucks from a property owner in Manteca, just down the road from the BassPro, and didn't want it to go to waste.
Somehow I'm thinking it's going to be like dried strawberries - just a flavor explosion when it hits the tongue.
I'll let you know......

Oh, Those Wild and Crazy Right Wingers!!!!

TUCSON, Ariz. – The suspect in the mass shooting in Arizona posed for photos with a gun, dressed only in a bright red G-string, and had the film developed on the evening of the rampage that killed six people and gravely injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, authorities said Friday.

Jury Acquits Gun Fair Organizer In Accidental Death

I can see where mistakes were made by both sides in this case - a non-certified juvenile as a range officer on the defendants' side and a father letting an 8 year old boy shoot a fully automatic maching gun on the other.
Sounds to me like both sides fucked up, but I really have to question the judgement of a father that would let his son shoot that kind of weapon. I mean, at 8 years old I was still shooting a single shot bolt action 22 LR and even then only under the extremely close supervision of my dad or an NRA range instructor.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- A gun fair organizer was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges Friday in the 2008 death of an 8-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the head with an Uzi at a machine gun expo in western Massachusetts.
A Hampden Superior Court jury found former Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and three counts of furnishing machine guns to minors in the death of Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn. The charges carry up to 50 years in prison.
Fleury's firearms training company co-sponsored the annual Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman's Club, about 10 miles west of Springfield. Christopher was shooting a 9 mm micro Uzi at pumpkins on Oct. 26, 2008, when the gun kicked back and shot him in the head. The jury was shown a graphic video of the accident, taken by the boy's father, that led to a collective gasp in the courtroom.

The 53-year-old Fleury cried and hugged his attorney and his family after the verdicts were read, while several of Christopher's relatives walked quickly out of the courtroom without commenting.
Fleury said he regretted holding the machine gun shoot and will never do it again.
"I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to the Bizilj family," Fleury said in a courthouse hallway to a throng of TV cameras and reporters. "It was always meant to be an educational event for people and it's unfortunate this terrible accident happened."
He said his arrest and the trial were devastating to him, and that he would rather be "dropped into hell than go through this again."
His wife, Jacalyn, added, "I'm glad to have my husband back. He's an innocent man."

One juror declined to immediately comment Friday, and messages were left for several other jury members.
Prosecutor William Bennett said he wouldn't have done anything differently. He said he believed the organizers of the event were the people responsible for the boy's death.
"We had a fair trial," Bennett said. "We were able to make our case. The jury has spoken. We will live with that verdict."
Asked why Christopher's father, who let his two sons fire the Uzi, wasn't charged, Bennett said, "I thought he was punished enough."
Bennett said he will now consider what to do with the cases of two co-defendants, Domenico Spano of New Milford, Conn., and Carl Giuffre of Hartford, Conn., who have machine gun licenses and brought the Uzi and other automatic weapons to the expo that day. Both have pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Bennett said he will be meeting with a judge on Tuesday to discuss those cases.

Bennett had argued that Fleury was criminally reckless in running the event because he allowed children to illegally shoot machine guns under the supervision of a firing range officer who was 15 at the time and didn't have a firearms license or certification.
Fleury's lawyer, Rosemary Curran Scapicchio, denied the allegations and blamed the boy's father, emergency room Dr. Charles Bizilj, for allowing Christopher and his then-11-year-old brother Colin to shoot such a dangerous weapon. Scapicchio noted that Charles Bizilj signed a waiver at the expo acknowledging the risks, including death, and absolving anyone of liability if something bad happened.

Words of Wisdom From My Ex........

Marriage is like a deck of cards.....
In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond.
By the end.....
you'll wish you had a fucking club and a spade.....

Hey, I never said she she didn't have a sense of humor. At least I'm hoping that was humor.....
Thanks, Niki.

So that's why they're called Yard Apes


Been there done that

Oh, Happy Day!

Man, I don't know what the fuck they found on sale but they sure are thrilled about it.



For Ibeam the Mullet Hunter

A gift from Bella, Bro.

Fuck with me........

Good luck with that, dear.

Nothing says "Hottie" like a messy room.

Um, okayyyyyy........

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Just sayin'

It's been 3 or 4 weeks since I got pissed and cancelled my TV service.
Folks, it's the best thing I've ever done.
I've subscribed to Netflix for when I need a TV fix, but I'm finding that I spend more time outside of the house, reading, and up in the hills where I belong and I'm getting more rest because I'm not staying up to watch shit I really don't want to watch anyways.
I wouldn't recommend it to those that are married or with kids but for you single guys and ladies..... keep a log of how much TV you actually watch vs how much time you have the TV on for noise.
Hey, I was paying $68 a month for DirecTV. Now I'm paying 10 bucks a month for Netflix. HULU TV is another $7 a month for TV programming via internet. If you have one of those high-speed internet-ready TVs........

More on Global Change.

I remember when I was a young adult (1976) and having my spent my youth in snow up to my ass during the winter, I decided that I wanted to be warm in December for a change. So I rode my Kawasaki 450 from Phenix City AL where I was living at the time to Panama City FL where I promptly got snowed on.
I must've looked funny as hell sitting on the beach and drinking cold beer while it was snowing and screaming "FUCK YOU" at the clouds......

Global Change is kicking our asses

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - According to national news sources, it is snowing in 49 states across the country including Hawaii where snow has fallen atop Mauna Kea on the Big Island.
Florida is the only state without fresh snow.

The Tucson Massacre Pep Rally, complete with T-shirts

Not having a TV service anymore (Thank God) I wasn't subjected to (or assaulted by) what I knew was going to be a fucking circus - you know, the Tucson shooting memorial service.
But according to everything I read, it turned out to be just that.
Flopping Aces described it as a "pep rally for Obama".
Read about it here:

First Class, please.

Barbie goes to college

We got us a leaker here, folks!

Thanks, Yolo.
There's probably a muslim in Yemen beating off to this right now.

My future ex wives, numbers 2, 3 and 4.

Only in Israel. Jumblerant, you're a very lucky man.
Thanks, Tom.

Ronnie and Baby Obama

-From Stevienatt. I'll see him in hell.

Moving day - redneck style

Thanks, Nick

Miss Ann speaks

The following is Ann Coulters' column in Human Events.

After the monstrous shooting in Arizona last week, surely we can all agree that we've got to pass Obama's agenda immediately and stop using metaphors.
At least I think that's what the mainstream media are trying to tell me.

Liberals instantly leapt on the sickening massacre at a Tucson political event over the weekend to accuse tea partiers, Sarah Palin and all conservatives who talk out loud of being complicit in murder by inspiring the shooter, Jared Loughner.
Of course, to make their case, they first must demonstrate:
(a) Right-wingers have called for violence against anyone, especially conservative, pro-Second Amendment Democratic congresswomen;
(b) Loughner was listening to them; and
(c) Loughner was influenced by them.

They've proved none of this. In fact, it's nearly the opposite.

Needless to say, no conservative has called for violence against anyone. Nor has any conservative engaged in any "rhetoric" that was likely to lead to violence. Every putative example of "violent rhetoric" these squeamish liberals produce keeps being matched by an identical example from the Democrats.

Sarah Palin, for example, had a chart of congressional districts being targeted by Republicans. So did the Democratic Leadership Committee. Indeed, Democratic consultant Bob Beckel went on Fox News and said he invented the bull's-eye maps.

Similarly, every time liberals produce an example of military lingo from a Republican -- "we're going to target this district" -- Republicans produce five more from the Democrats.

President "whose asses to kick" Obama predicted "hand-to-hand combat" with his political opponents and has made such remarks as "if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" -- making Obama the first American president to advocate gun fights since Andrew Jackson.

These are figures of speech known as "metaphors." (Do liberals know where we got the word "campaign"?)

It's not that both sides did something wrong; neither side did anything wrong. The drama queens need to settle down.

The winner of the most cretinous statement of 2011 -- and the list is now closed, so please hold your submissions -- is MSNBC's Chris Matthews, who on Monday night recalled Palin's statement, "We're not retreating, we're reloading," and said, I quote, "THAT'S not a metaphor."

Really, Chris? If that's not a metaphor, who did she shoot?

By blaming a mass killing on figures of speech, liberals sound as crazy as Loughner with his complaints about people's grammar. Maybe in lieu of dropping all metaphors, liberals should demand we ban metonyms so that tragedies like this will never happen again.

As for Loughner being influenced by tea partiers, Fox News and talk radio -- oops, another dead-end. According to all available evidence, Loughner is a liberal.

Every friend of Loughner who has characterized his politics has described him as liberal. Not one called him a conservative.

One friend says Loughner never listened to talk radio or watched the TV news. Throw in "never read books" and you have the dictionary definition of a liberal. Being completely uninformed is precisely how most liberals stay liberal.

According to voluminous Twitter postings on Saturday by one of Loughner's friends since high school, Caitie Parker, he was "left wing," "a political radical" "quite liberal" and "a pot head."

If any public figure influenced this guy, my money's on Bill Maher.

But liberals have been so determined to exploit this tragedy to geld conservatives, they have told calculated lies about Loughner's politics.

In the most bald-faced lie I have ever read in The New York Times -- which is saying something -- that paper implied Loughner is a pro-life zealot. This is the precise opposite of the truth.

Only because numerous other news outlets, including ABC News and The Associated Press, reported the exact same shocking incident in much greater detail -- and with direct quotes -- do we know that the Times' rendition was complete bunk.

ABC News reported: "One Pima Community College student, who had a poetry class with Loughner later in his college career, said he would often act 'wildly inappropriate.'

"'One day (Loughner) started making comments about terrorism and laughing about killing the baby,' classmate Don Coorough told ABC News, referring to a discussion about abortions. 'The rest of us were looking at him in shock ... I thought this young man was troubled.'

"Another classmate, Lydian Ali, recalled the incident as well.

"'A girl had written a poem about an abortion. It was very emotional and she was teary eyed and he said something about strapping a bomb to the fetus and making a baby bomber,' Ali said."

Here's the Times' version: "After another student read a poem about getting an abortion, Mr. Loughner compared the young woman to a 'terrorist for killing the baby.'"

So that's how the Times transformed Loughner from a sicko laughing about a dead fetus to a deadly earnest pro-life fanatic. (Never believe a news story written by Eric Lipton, Charlie Savage or Scott Shane of The New York Times -- or for simplicity, anything in the Times.)

I wouldn't have mentioned Loughner's far-left world view immediately after a tragedy like this, but now that liberals have opened the door by blaming Loughner's politics, they better brace themselves.

And when I say "brace themselves," I don't mean they need to actually strap themselves into a brace. That's a metaphor, Chris.

Sarah speaks out against irresponsible journalism

The video is about 8 minutes long but worth watching.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sarah Palin posted a nearly eight-minute video on her Facebook page early Wednesday, accusing journalists and pundits of inciting hatred and violence in the wake of a deadly Arizona shooting that gravely wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Last spring, Palin targeted Giffords' district as one of 20 that should be taken back. Palin has been criticized for marking each district with the cross hairs of a gun sight.
In the video, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate said vigorous debates are a cherished tradition. But she said after the election, both sides find common ground, even though they disagree.

Sarah Palin: "America's Enduring Strength" from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.

"But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible," she said.
"There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged, apparently apolitical criminal," Palin said. "And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated? Back in those 'calm days' when political figures literally settled their differences with dueling pistols?"

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Anybody wanna go in with me and Tom?

Thanks, Tom

muslim CAMEL TOE!!!!!!

Somewhere in there..... I think.

And now you know where "Wirecutter" comes from.

Above is a fine example of Brinkerhoff Saber Point Ribbon Wire, patented April 18th, 1879.
Directly below it is a Kelly Thorny Wire, the first practical barbed wire, patented February 11, 1868.

Above is a closer view of the Kelly wire that's on the fence below the Brinkerhoff.

You can see that neither one is a true barbed wire that you commonly see today. The Brinkerhoff is a ribbon with the barbs pressed on and the Kelly is actually a sheet metal barb with a strand running through it.
What's really unusual about these two wires shown is the fact that they are both still on a fence on a working cattle ranch at Warnerville, CA, about 10 miles east of Modesto.

There are about 450 different patents with 2000 variations of barbed wire with the Glidden and Baker patents being the most successful and the most common today.

I've been collecting wire for about 10 years now, having bought and sold more examples than I can think of. I've settled down quite a bit lately - it has to be a really rare or fine wire to get me to buy it nowadays.
I have displays in several area museums such as the City of Modesto Museum, the Cowboy Museum in Oakdale, Riverbank Museum and Mariposa County Museum.
And yeah, it can get expensive. I've got several wires that are worth more than $50 for an 18 inch section, and a couple that are worth $100 or more according to Hagemeiers' Barbed Wire Encyclopedia and Price Guide.
The value of the 2 wires shown? They're both worth 50 cents each for an 18 inch section. Common wires, but unusual to see them on a fence nowadays - even more unusual to see them together on the same fence.

See? I'm not such a dumb fuck after all..........

And the Looney Left is out in force.....

I'm still laughing my ass off the comment in the Modesto Bee today (no, I'm not going to dig it out for you) where the reader proposed banning 33 round "clips" such as the one used in Tucson.
My follow-up comment to her was something like "And what about the fully automatic revolver he used?"

No no, the Left isn't violent!

Piss Poor Prior Planning

I gotta agree with Yolo - the cameramans' laugh is funnier than the video.


Thank God for Public Transportation

I went out with some friends last night and tied one on. I got really plastered. Knowing that I was wasted, I did something that I have never done before. I took the bus home.
I arrived safe and sound, which seemed really surprising as I have never driven a bus before.


Monday, January 10, 2011

A few more thoughts on the Tucson shooting

Jared Loughner was well known to Pima County law enforcement for making numerous threatening phone calls in the past, yet nothing was done. The High Sheriff himself though is quick to lay blame everywhere else but where it belongs - his department.
The following are excerpts:
The sheriff has been editorializing and politicizing the event since he took the podium to report on the incident. His blaming of radio personalities and bloggers is a pre-emptive strike because Mr. Dupnik knows this tragedy lays at his feet and his office. Six people died on his watch and he could have prevented it. He needs to step up and start apologizing to the families of the victims instead of spinning this event to serve his own political agenda.
Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system.

Arizona is a right-to-carry state, yet only one person supposedly got a shot off in return. What the fuck is up with that?

The fucking libs are so busy pointing fingers over the Tucson shooting that I'm surprised nobody has suggested Safeway is liable because they didn't provide sufficient security for the event.
And maybe I should shut the fuck up before some asshole files a suit for just that.

Dear Abby

Dear Abby:
My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit-card bills and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum and let our kids worry about the rest, but already we can hardly keep up with the interest.
Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that most of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills even more.
Also, he has gotten religious. One week he hangs out with Catholics, and the next with people who say the Pope is the Anti-Christ, and the next he's with Muslims.
Finally, the last straw. He's demanding that before anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath.
It's just so horribly creepy!
Can you help?
Lost in DC

Dear Lost:
Stop whining, Michelle. You can divorce the jerk any time you want.
The rest of us are stuck with him for two more years!

Thanks, Niki.

Defining a Liberal

"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow countryman, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money."
-G. Gordon Liddy

Blow it out your ass, Sonny.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

That's it. Now just pull the trigger, Sweetie.

Yeah. She's mine tonight.


A muslim honeymoon

For Ibeam the Mullet Hunter

I still love ya, Sarah!

This dumbass just made up my mind as to what county I'm NOT retiring to

Watch the first 7 or 8 minutes, see where Megyn Kelly grills him and he pretty much spews his opinion regardless of facts.
Just the kind of man we need in law enforcement.

It's BAT time of the year again

Once again, I take up pursuit of the ever elusive BAT (Big Ass Trout).
For the uninformed, a Rainbow or Brown Trout isn't considered a true BAT until it measures at least 24 inches long and weighs at least 5 pounds. It must also be landlocked, so Steelhead don't count. Lake Trout don't count either because I think them fuckers are born that big.
Our foothill reservoirs are just canyons they've dammed up and they can run as deep as 300 feet. In the summer the BATs hold deep where the water is cool, but in the winter when the lakes "turn" (the temperature of the water is the same both shallow and deep) they come up into the coves to feed and spawn.

I took a year off BAT fishing last year because I was too damned busy shooting at and missing coyotes. In fact, I was having so much fun missing coyotes I didn't even buy a fishing licence.
But this year is going to be different. I'm not only going to miss coyotes and not catch BATs, but I'm going to spend as much time and money as I possibly can humiliating and disappointing myself.
Actually, the BAT fishing pretty much sucks right at the moment because the steady rains we had mucked the water up pretty bad so most of the fish being caught right now are li'l bitty fuckers in the 2-3 pound range that were just planted.
Be prepared for lots of excuses.


This comment was left in an online article about driving in heavy fog.
And to think this person is allowed out in public without adult supervision........

Sarah Palin published on her Facebook page a list of twenty Democrats who voted for health insurance reform and who are elected in districts that used to be Republican. Their locations on a map of the United States are marked by crosshairs - a symbol that clearly refers to target practice and violence.

These targeted politicians have received death threats. Their offices and homes and the homes of their family members have been vandalized.
Now a Congresswoman on Sarah Palin’s, signed, “specifically targeted hit list” has had an attempted assassination…
Should Sarah Palin be criminally charged for inciting this lawless action?! Hasn't her "hit list" created a clear and present danger to those that are targeted on it?!
I say YES !!!

“Under certain narrow circumstances, the government can punish or prevent speech when "the words are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent." (Schenck v. United States, 1919). This was translated in 1970 into a legal test that demands criminal speech 1) be directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action" and 2) be "likely to produce such action." (Brandenburg v. Ohio, 1970). As Justice Brandeis pointed out in his concurring opinion on the subject of incitement to violence, "If there is time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the process of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence." (Whitney v. California, 1927).

Concerning the post below:

I think the biggest problem with the liberals trying to find somebody to blame other than the punk-ass shooter is that the Left have a hard time believing that there are people in this country that have the ability and actually do think for themselves.
Blame the shooter. Not Palin. Not Fox News. Not the gun he used. Not the twinkie he ate beforehand. Not his mommy, daddy, or his ex-girlfriend. Blame HIM.

Liberals pointing fingers again

WASHINGTON – The nation's caustic political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left six dead and a lawmaker critically injured in Arizona. Already, appeals are being heard to tone down the rhetoric.
The captured suspect's motives remain unknown despite his online diatribes betraying resentment of the government and a scattered state of mind. Still, the attack on Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and those who were with has intensified the scrutiny on how much is too much, and how hot is too hot, in political debate.
Sen. Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democratic leader in the Senate, on Sunday cited imagery of crosshairs on political opponents and Sarah Palin's combative rallying cry, "Don't retreat; reload."
"These sorts of things, I think, invite the kind of toxic rhetoric that can lead unstable people to believe this is an acceptable response," Durbin said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Hey, you fucking idiots: Those were figures of speech, not literal instructions.
What about the pictures we've all seen of protesters carrying signs that said "Kill Bush"? We didn't hear shit from you then. Or was that okay?

The Washington Nugget

From the Sacramento Bee
Imagine a gold nugget the size of a small fruitcake.
Fred Holabird, a mining geologist, doesn't have to imagine, because a gold prospector brought one into his Reno office in 2010.
Holabird remembers shouting, "Oh, my God!" or something similar, but unprintable in a family newspaper.
"I made some exclamation that was very, very loud," Holabird said Tuesday.
Holabird will auction what is now dubbed the Washington Nugget in March.
The stunning piece of gold was literally turned up from the ground near the town of Washington in Nevada County. It weighs nearly 100 ounces.
Current prices would make that gold worth about $135,000, but Holabird believes that the intact nugget is the biggest California nugget in existence and could be worth as much as $400,000.

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