Saturday, December 10, 2011

The First Ho...? And I was just being facetious before...

The Globe magazine just released a bombshell and is reporting that Michelle Obama is having a “steamy secret affair” with a Secret Service Agent. According to The Globe, rumors started to circulate that Obama may be having an affair after her recent admission to NBC’s Al Roker that she frequently “sneaks out” of the White House; and the ever increasing time she is spending away from the White House may be a cover to hide “a sizzling affair she’s carrying on with a Secret Service agent.”
According to The Globe’s anonymous source: “The rumors are that she’s getting it on with a Secret Service agent who is not part of her detail. … Her frequent outings away from the White House give her and him an opportunity to get together.” The source adds: “Something has been going on for a couple of months and there’s no question Barack is embarrassed about her increasingly frequent excursions away from him at the White House.”
The allegations are, of course, unsubstantiated and only time will tell if the allegations will fizzle or blow up into a major issuing in the upcoming presidential campaign. Typically, the media will not report unsubstantiated claims from anonymous sources, but the recent media feeding frenzy over unsubstantiated allegation against businessman Herman Cain, which literally sank his candidacy, leave the question open: will the media pursue, or even bother to investigate this story?
When it comes to the Mainstream Media, anything goes. That much is clear. But will the media apply the same standard to Obama as to Cain? Only time will tell.
America's Conservative News

The Good Judge on the degredation of our Bill of Rights

You can take the boy out of the country......

A new priest, born and raised in Texas, comes to serve in a city parish and is nervous about hearing confessions, so he asks the older priest to sit in on his sessions.
The new priest hears a couple of confessions, then the old priest asks him to step out of the confessional for a few suggestions.

The old priest suggests, "Cross your arms over your chest, and rub your chin with one hand and try saying things like 'yes, I see,' and 'yes, go on,' and 'I understand.'"
The new priest crosses his arms, rubs his chin with one hand and repeats all the suggested remarks to the old priest.
The old priest says, "Now, don't you think that's a little better than slapping your knee and saying, "No shit, what happened next?"
 
-Rob

Mr. President has a Little Stick

Jennifer Griffin of Fox News exposes evidence that Barack Obama wimped-out when faced with a decision to either protect American intelligence and national security or upset the Iranians.
“With early knowledge that the aircraft had likely remained intact, the senior U.S. official also told Fox News that President Obama was presented with three separate options for retrieving or destroying the drone. The president ultimately decided not to proceed with any of the plans because it could have been seen as an act of war, the official told Fox News.”
“Among the options the U.S. considered were sending in a special-ops team to retrieve the drone; sending in a team to blow up the aircraft; and launching an airstrike to destroy it.”
www.weaselzippers.us

Huh, I don't think there's a damned thing funny about it.

The High Sheriff Her Ownself proud of the nickname 'Big Sis'

DHS chief is proud at being named after the fictional dictator of a totalitarian state

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Friday, December 9, 2011

After being asked if the encroaching eyes of big government were giving the U.S. a bad name during a CFR event earlier today, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano responded by saying she was pleased with being dubbed “Big Sis” by the Drudge Report.
Discussing airport security, moderator Terry Moran stated, “There is this sense of encroaching eyes of government on us at every single stage, you get that all the time, so what do you say as you reach these agreements, push our borders and the United States’ way of doing things out into countries which have different traditions and values, perhaps? Is big sister watching?”
“I think ‘big sis’ is my moniker in the Drudge Report,” responded Napolitano.
“I knew I’d actually made it when I had my own name in the Drudge Report. You know, that’s the standard,” joked the DHS chief, pumping her fist in the air, and receiving a few chuckles in response from the CFR elitists in the audience.
Unfortunately for Napolitano, being named after a fictional dictator of a totalitarian state where the government keeps constant surveillance of its citizens is not something to be proud of.
Napolitano is obviously very pleased with herself for riling the privacy-oriented Matt Drudge and his millions of readers. Back in September, she also referenced the moniker during a Politico breakfast meeting.
“I think that what he means is we are watching too much—kind of an Orwellian view. He’s just wrong. I mean, he’s just wrong,” Napolitano declared.
As we subsequently documented, it is in fact Napolitano and the despised federal agency she fronts which has been repeatedly been proven wrong on privacy issues.
Homeland Security and its subsidiary the TSA have been caught time and time again lying about both privacy and health issues in a transparent ploy to undermine genuine concerns.
The DHS has repeatedly lied about the privacy and health threats posed by naked body scanners in an effort to keep the controversy under wraps, as well as withholding evidence.
It has also taken on the very “Orwellian” role Napolitano dismisses by placing journalists and others who have been critical of the TSA on terrorist watch lists.

A picture is worth a thousand words




















Doug Ross @ Journal

ObamaCare?

Somebody had a boo-boo


























I'm really hoping that it was a cow or a gang of Occupy Wall Street protesters that the bus hit instead of innocent people.

Fat Boys - from the archives*

*because I'm fucking brain dead this morning and can't come up with anything original to post until I have a couple more pots of coffee.

Okay, time for a Fat Boy post.

I feel fairly qualified to comment on the subject because I have grown up around fat boys, I have fat boys for friends, I have fat boys in my family, I work with fat boys and well, I'm a fat boy too. If that don't make me an expert on fat boys, I don't know what will.

I was always skinny until about 45 years of age, weighing in at about 165 pounds most of my adult life. After that I don't know what the fuck happened. I stand 5'10" tall (unless I'm filling out an online profile then I stand 6' tall) and weigh in at 210 pounds. I have weighed as much as 240. So I know how you feel and I know the justifications you make for your fatness. Been there, done that. But over the past couple of years I have come to the realization that I will probably never see my scales at 165 pounds again and you know what? I'm fine with it.

But you may not be so I'm going to fuck with you. I'm going to be truthful, but brutally honest. And you might even start to feel better about yourself after reading this.

Ready?

First thing I'm going to do is give you a list of "don'ts". Here goes:

Don't try to explain your fatness as thyroid problems. Even if you have a thyroid condition, nobody's gonna believe you. Admit it - you're fat because you eat too much of the wrong things and drink too much goddamn beer. Yes, you may have gained weight because your metabolism slowed down but if that's the case, you damned sure didn't slow down your fucking food intake.

Don't tell people you weigh "about" x pounds. You say that and any woman, cop, or medical professional is automatically gonna add 20 pounds. If they wanna know, tell 'em. It'll serve 'em right for being a nosey fucker.

Don't describe yourself as "heavy". You ain't heavy, you ain't big, you're fat. Words don't change a fact.

Don't suck in that belly when a woman walks past. Lots of women like fat boys and lots of women like men with beer bellies. It detracts from theirs.

Don't wear stripes to make yourself look thinner. It doesn't work. If you're wearing stripes and somebody gets a look at your gut from the side, it'll look like a ski ramp. That stripes thing was thought up by some fag designer so he could sell striped clothes to fat chicks. Wear whatever the fuck you want.

Don't squat down in public unless you have something or somebody handy to haul your fat ass back up.

Don't run. Don't ever run. Period. Folks will make fun of you, you'll probably blow a knee out, you may bring on a heart attack and worse of all, you may shit your pants. Don't run.

Don't go out to eat and order just a salad. Everybody knows the first thing you're going to do as soon as you leave anyways is stop at Shoney's and eat an entire strawberry pie or wipe out a pig at the nearest barbecue joint, so go ahead and eat what you want at the restaurant.

Don't wear sweatsuits as your normal attire. The problem with this is twofold - you look even fatter and like more of a slob.

Don't wear your shirts tucked in. It accentuates your belly and the motherfucker never stays tucked in anyways.

Don't skimp on the deodorant. Us fat boys sweat more because we gotta work that much harder to haul our fat asses around. When you think you've put enough on, add more.

Okay. Now being fat ain't the end of the world. You can drive pickups in the city and nobody will think you're a hick, you can wear overalls and get away with it, you can push littler people out of the way and they won't push back, you can do all kinds of shit and get away with it because you obviously have the ass to back up your mouth.

You can eat whatever you want in public, your ol' lady loves you because you make her look small and because you weigh so much you can drink more without being legally drunk.

Don't you feel better now?

Oh my.....

Little Johnny strikes again

Little Johnny's neighbour had a baby. Unfortunately, the baby was born without ears.
When mother and new baby came home from the hospital, Johnny's family was invited over to see the baby. Before they left their house, Little Johnny's dad had a talk with him and explained that the baby had no ears. His dad also told him that if he so much mentioned anything about the baby's missing ears or even said the word ears, he would get the asskicking of his life when they came back home.
Little Johnny told his dad he understood completely.

When Johnny looked in the crib he said "What a beautiful baby".
The mother said, "Why, thank you, Little Johnnie".
Johnny said "He has beautiful little feet and beautiful little hands, a cute little nose and really beautiful eyes. Can he see?"
"Yes" the mother replied "we are so thankful. The Doctor said he will have 20/20 vision".
"That's great" said Little Johnny  " 'cause he'd be fucked if he needed glasses".

Good morning

Thursday, December 08, 2011

I thought we killed that sumbitch

Chuey, a guy I work with, clowning for me - doing his bin Laden impersonation.


Chuey don't speak English real well, about the only thing he's ever said to me that I could understand was "Good morning Cowboy" or "Fuck you Cowboy".
So I tell him (through one of his buddies) "Hey, I was going to call immigration on your illegal ass, but now I'm thinking maybe DHS."
That got me a Fuck you Cowboy.

N-i-c-e coyote!

Anonymous sent me the link to this beautiful coyote that he got.


Prime hide and a healthy dog, isn't it? I wish ours out here were as pretty - every one that I've gotten in the last two years has had either bad scars or at least a touch of the mange. I won't even handle one of those mangy coyotes.
But he mentioned that he didn't know how to process the hide. Believe me, you don't want to know how. It's a nasty foul, business. You've got to knock all the fat and meat off the inside of the hide and then run it through a couple of chemical processes. That and the fact it'll run you about 20 bucks a pelt to do. What I'm going to do from now on (if I ever get an animal with a decent pelt) is take my shit to a tanner.

So I'm going to tell you how skin a dog.
First off, get yourself a couple of decent skinning knives. It doesn't have to have a 6" blade - you're skinning a coyote, not a buffalo. My knives have a 3" blade and look like paring knives, but they're sharp enough to shave with. Why two knives? So you won't have to re-sharpen in the middle of the job.
Coyotes and foxes are case skinned, meaning there's no cut up the belly. What you'll end up with is a tube of coyote fur with a tail on one end and a head on the other.
Cut the front paws off at the knee joint- your fur buyer doesn't want that scrap and if you're going to keep it, it'll look funny with them hanging there. Then hang it upside down from a skinning gambrel with the back legs about 18 inches apart. Make a 4 inch cut up the backside of the tail. Then make a tight circle around each back leg between the ankle and the knee. Starting at one leg, run your knife to the other cut. Cut the fur around the asshole. Then take a pair of channel locks or a tail puller and pull the bone from the tail. Now the fun part starts.
Start pulling the hide down evenly, from the legs to the head, making small cuts when you need to and only when you absolutely have to. Coyotes are so thin skinned it ain't funny and it doesn't take much to cut a hole in the hide. Pull the hide all the way down to the head. Here's where most of your knife work is going to come in.
Because there's so little fat on the head, the hide sticks a little more, so you'll need to help it along with the knife. Cut through the cartilage in the ear. Being very careful, skin around the eyes. Don't fuck it up by cutting too liberally, otherwise your pelt will have big eyes and look funny. Pull the hide over the snout, skinng the mouth out with the lips still on, so the hide is hanging from the tip of it's nose. Snip it off, leaving the leather pad of the nose with the hide.
You're done with the skinning.
Leave the hide inside out and lay it on a flat, level surface. Use the hood of the pickup if you have to, you can always wash it next month. Knock off the chunks of fat and meat, rub it down good with non-iodized salt and roll it up as is, put it in the cooler ( put your beer on one side so it doesn't get hair from the tail on them) and take it to your local tanner. He'll charge you about 30 bucks a hide.
If you can't find a tanner in your phone book, just find a taxidermist and ask him where he sends his hides to be processed.
If there's any delay in getting the hide to a tanner, keep that fucker cold. Coyote hides green up pretty quick. Matter of fact, keep it rolled up, put it in a garbage bag and throw it in the freezer. It'll keep for 3-4 months there.
One more quick tip - it's a hell of a lot easier to skin a freshly killed coyote than it is to sking and cold stiff one.

Wait..... What?

Why I voted Democrat - NOT!!!

1. I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 43% isn't.
2. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
3. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine, as long as nobody is offended by it.
4. I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
5. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.
6. I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted, so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
7. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.
8. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the Democrats see fit.
9. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe groups who would never get their agendas past the voters.
10. I voted Democrat because I think that it's better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle or gopher.
11. I voted Democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I was promised "HOPE AND CHANGE".
12. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my ass, it's unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.
-Flamests

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Awwwww......

D.C. Occupiers Share a Tender Moment…
Two protesters kiss as they await processing after being arrested by Washington DC Metropolitan Police during an Occupy DC protest in Washington, December 7, 2011. (REUTERS/John Cetrino)

*****

I'm not sure what grabbed my attention first - the expression on the cops' face or that greasy-ass hair.
That dude would kiss something that nasty?

Workplace Violence? Really?

Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home.
During a joint session of the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
Thirteen people were killed and dozens more wounded at Fort Hood in 2009, and the number of alleged plots targeting the military has grown significantly since then. Lawmakers said there have been 33 plots against the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001, and 70 percent of those threats have been since mid-2009. Major Nidal Hasan, a former Army psychiatrist, who is being held for the attacks, allegedly was inspired by radical U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in late September. The two men exchanged as many as 20 emails, according to U.S. officials, and Awlaki declared Hasan a hero.
The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, said the military has become a "direct target of violent Islamist extremism" within the United States.
"The stark reality is that the American service member is increasingly in the terrorists' scope and not just overseas in a traditional war setting," Lieberman told Fox News before the start of Wednesday's hearing.
Fox News

Fuck that, he was only gonna charge me a buck fifty

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has met with a small number of donors at a Washington fundraiser to benefit his re-election bid.
Democratic Party officials say about 20 people attended the fundraiser at The Jefferson hotel in downtown Washington. Tickets cost $35,800 a person, with the money going to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account by the Democratic Party and Obama's re-election campaign.


My Pearl Harbor Day story

About 2 or 3 years back I was stuck in traffic behind an old fucker that was puttering along down the main drag here in town. His car had the usual stickers on it, WWII Veteran, VFW, These Colors Don't Run, shit like that. The one thing that I saw, and it took me a moment to realize how unusual this was, was his license plate holder: Pearl Harbor Survivor.
Damn, there ain't a whole lot of them fuckers left between the resulting war and time. What wasn't killed off eventually died off.
Now here we have a man that was at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked, survived only to fight for at least that war and quite possibly the next two. A man that believed in God, Family and Country. Hell, he might have lost a son or two in later wars, maybe a grandson in our current war. Somebody that served his country and then worked his ass off the rest of his life. A man.
Anyways, he got in the left hand turning lane and I stayed in mine and we ended up next to each other at the red light. I looked over and saw an old man hunched over the steering wheel, looking tired as hell, just wanting to get home.
I honked my horn and he looked over kinda sorta irritated like I interrupting something, and I cranked off the snappiest salute I'd ever presented before and held it.
He looked surprised for a second straightened up and returned it with a huge smile on his face.
And I swear when I looked in my rearview mirror, I saw a young and strong man again.

The biggest box office hit in Tehran

Kalifornia leads the way

School Bans Poinsettias, Santa?
Fox News, by Todd Starnes Original Article
Posted By: loosbolt- 12/6/2011 9:16:53 AM Post Reply
Controversy is embroiling a California town over allegations that elementary school teachers have been told they cannot display poinsettias or Santa Claus in their classroom over fears that it might offend people. “District office would like to remind everyone when displaying holiday decorations in and around school to be mindful no association to any religious affiliation i.e. Santa, poinsettias, Christmas trees, etc,” read a document obtained by News 10 in Sacramento that was reportedly sent to teachers at Claudia Landeen Elementary School in Stockton, CA.
Thanks to Patsy

*****

Yeah that sounds about right, yet schools acknowledge other religions holidays.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Would the military enforce gun confiscation on US Citizens?

Cunningham’s question: “Consider the following statement: I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the U.S. government.” The result: “42.3 percent strongly disagreed with this statement; 19.3 percent disagreed; 18.6 percent agreed; 7.6 percent strongly agreed; and 12.0 percent had no opinion.”

Go to III Percent Patriots, read the post and comments and see what Kerodin and Brock from Free North Carolina have to say about it.

Yeah, that'll work.

Republicans told NOT to attack Obama

Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned Tuesday that party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such a strategy is too hazardous for the GOP.
“We’re hesitant to jump on board with heavy attacks” personally against President Obama, Nicholas Thompson, the vice president of polling firm the Tarrance Group, said on the call. “There’s a lot of people who feel sorry for him.”
Read the rest at www.weaselzippers.us

*****

And now I was thinking that there's a lot of people feeling sorry for themselves because of him.

Another "Aw Fuck" moment in time

Woman denied food stamps kills self, shoots children

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A woman in the border city of Laredo, Texas who was angry because she had been denied food stamps killed herself and shot and critically wounded her two children late on Monday, authorities said on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old woman entered the Texas Health and Human Services Commission office in downtown Laredo on Monday afternoon and demanded to speak to a supervisor, said investigator Joe Baeza of the Laredo Police Department.
The woman, whom he declined to identify, pulled out a handgun and started walking through the office, threatening several employees, he said.
"She had issues and felt that she had been let down by social services in general," Baeza told Reuters on Tuesday. "She was making all sorts of outlandish claims."
She took an office supervisor hostage in a room in the office, he said, and a SWAT team managed to evacuate the other three dozen people in the office and clear the area.
After two hours of negotiations, the woman allowed the male supervisor to go free, but she remained in the office with her two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl.
"About 11:45 last night, she hung up the phone with negotiators, and a little bit later, negotiators heard three shots," Baeza said on Tuesday. "What had happened was that she had shot each of her children once and herself once."
The children were airlifted to a hospital in San Antonio in extremely critical condition, he said. The mother was dead at the scene, he said.
Baeza said the woman, who was from Ohio, arrived in Laredo about eight months ago and had lived with her children in several locations around the border city of 236,000.
Stephanie Goodman, a spokeswoman for the Health and Human Services Commission, confirmed that the woman applied for food stamps in July and was denied. Goodman said the woman's application was incomplete and that she was not sure whether the woman qualified for assistance.
"We're still trying to track down exactly what happened with the case," she told Reuters. "As you can probably imagine, I think she had a lot of other issues she was dealing with as well."
Baeza credited the supervisor with remaining calm and allowing officers to evacuate the other employees and members of the public who were in the building.
He had been with the state agency for 24 years and had been a supervisor since 2000, Goodman said. She said the commission will provide counseling for its workers.
"They go into this profession because they really want to help people, so when something like this happens, it's doubly traumatic for them," she said.
She also said the commission will look at what it needs to do to ensure its offices are safe for staff and the public. She said there was an unarmed security guard on duty on Monday at the Laredo office, where Texans can go to apply for food stamps and other programs.
"This is the kind of thing you hear of happening in other places, but not in our quiet home town," Baeza said.
Yahoo News

*****

What kind of a parent would kill their children?
Fuck, I can't help but think she was probably raised on food stamps as well as her parents. It's a way of life for them.
Surely she's heard of the Salvation Army or other charitable groups that will provide food for her children. Oh wait, you can't sell food for dope like you can food stamps. What was I thinking?

North Korea making a missile capable of hitting US

New intelligence indicates that North Korea is moving ahead with building its first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile, an easily hidden weapon capable of hitting the United States, according to Obama administration officials.
The intelligence was revealed in a classified Capitol Hill briefing last month. Its existence was made public in a letter to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta from five House Republicans.
“As members of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces …, we write out of concerns about new intelligence concerning foreign developments in long-range ballistic missile development, specifically ballistic missiles capable of attacking the United States,” the Nov. 17 letter said.
“We believe this new intelligence reiterates the need for the administration to correct its priorities regarding missile defenses, which should have, first and foremost, the missile defense of the homeland.”
Washington Times

Surviving in the wilderness after the batteries are dead

- Irish

D-d-d-d-daaaaammmnnn.....

All right Godammit, I'm back.
My fucking internet took a dump last night so I couldn't post anything after 6 PM or so last night or this morning before I left for work.
Here's making it up to you:

Look real close, you can almost see her cooter.

So keep yourself busy while I read the news and find something to post.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Ain't that the truth.....

 

Ahhh, Domestic life......

Miss Lisa has this thing about her pantry - all the cans are sorted and neatly lined up in rows with the labels facing out. No shit, she really does this.
My new thing is mixing them all up just to keep her day interesting.

Has the War with Iran Already Begun?

Two incidents that occurred on Sunday—Iran’s claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain—may have been unrelated. But they appear to add to growing evidence that an escalating covert war by the West is under way against Iran, and that Tehran is retaliating with greater intensity than ever.
Asked whether the United States, in cooperation with Israel, was now engaged in a covert war against Iran’s nuclear program that may include the Stuxnet virus, the blowing-up of facilities and the assassination or kidnapping of scientists, one recently retired U.S. official privy to up-to-date intelligence would not deny it.
“It’s safe to say the Israelis are very active,” the official said, adding about U.S. efforts: “Everything that [GOP presidential candidate] Mitt Romney said we should be doing—tough sanctions, covert action and pressuring the international community -- are all of the things we are actually doing.” Though the activities are classified, a senior Obama administration official also would not deny that such a program was under way. He indicated that the U.S. was not involved in every action, referring to recent alleged explosions at Isfahan and elsewhere. But, he added: “I wouldn’t assume that everything we do is coordinated."

Read the rest here at the National Journal.

Mystery company buying up U.S. gun manufacturers

Saw this over at The Feral Irishman today. For the full article, clink on the link to the Chronicle at the bottom

Mystery company buying up U.S. gun manufacturers
Lined up in a gun rack beneath mounted deer heads is a Bushmaster Carbon 15, a matte-black semiautomatic rifle that looks as if it belongs to a SWAT team. On another rack rests a Teflon-coated Prairie Panther from DPMS Firearms, a supplier to the U.S. Border Patrol and security agencies in Iraq. On a third is a Remington 750 Woodsmaster, a popular hunting rifle.
The variety of rifles and shotguns on sale here at Cabela's, the national sporting goods chain, is a testament to America's enduring gun culture. But, to a surprising degree, it is also a testament to something else: Wall Street deal-making.
In recent years, many top-selling brands - including the 195-year-old Remington Arms, as well as Bushmaster Firearms and DPMS, leading makers of military-style semiautomatics - have quietly passed into the hands of a single private company. It is called the Freedom Group - and it is the most powerful and mysterious force in the U.S. commercial gun industry today.
Never heard of it?
You're not alone. Even within gun circles, the Freedom Group is something of an enigma. Its rise has been so swift that it has become the subject of wild speculation and grassy-knoll conspiracy theories. In the realm of consumer rifles and shotguns - long guns, in the trade - it is unrivaled in its size and reach. By its own count, the Freedom Group sold 1.2 million long guns and 2.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the 12 months ended March 2010, the most recent year for which figures are publicly available.
Read the rest at here at San Francisco Chronicle

Fuck the Feds

My psycho neighbor Bruce caught me and Lisa when we came back from shopping this morning and told us that he'd been trying to catch us, early yesterday morning a late model gray pickup with 2 guys inside came down the street and took pictures of my place when it rolled past - didn't stop, just slowly rolled past taking pictures.
See, now if I was Bruce I would've called, or knocked on the door or hollered over the back fence or something other than wait to catch us out front. I know he doesn't care for CharlieGodammit much, but damn......

"I can't understand why the bus speeds up instead of stopping"

Preparing for the collapse of the Euro

Does anybody know where this castle is located?
When I was in Germany I toured every castle and checked out every ruin I could find, probably hundreds over the years.
The fuckers always fascinated me.

*****

Update: Woody kicked me an email and says it's a chapel in France, and also sent me these links here and here.
There's another link that wouldn't work on the linkie thingie so you can click on it here:

Pretty fucking cool, huh?

CAMEL TOE!!!!!!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

So that's what they do with 'em at night...

EVERYBODY NEEDS TO JUST CALM THE FUCK DOWN!!!

Hey, I ain't REAL stupid, ya know.

From the archives:

A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store and he does a double take. He recognizes that the saucer is extremely old and very valuable, so he walks casually into the store and offers to buy the cat for two dollars. The store owner replies “I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale.”
The collector says, “Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay you twenty dollars for that cat.”
And the owner says “Sold,” and hands over the cat.
The collector continues, “Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. The cat's used to it and it'll save me from having to get a dish.”
And the owner says, “Sorry buddy, but that's my lucky saucer. So far this week I've sold sixty-eight cats.”

Looks like somebodys' daughter had a good time last night

Peekaboo!

Give me a break, guys.

My first poll asked 'When you masturbate do you A) use a jizz rag, or B) let that shit fly' and in 24 hours had less than a hundred participants (in the poll, not a huge mutual masturbation fest) in 24 hours. The current poll asks what your choice of automatics you prefer and in 18 hours there's 140 participants.
Do you honestly expect me to believe that more of my male readers shoot than beat off?

Time to update

Well, the temps have dropped to the lower 30s here at night with colder temps to follow - time to update the Git Kit.
Poncho liner out, more calories and thermals in, more extra socks, sub-zero sleeping bag (I'd rather unzip than be cold) strapped to the bottom of the pack in a waterproof bag, tent and parka alongside for a quick grab.
Winter hunting/shooting gloves, a can of waterproofing for touch-ups, and an extra can of fuel. Extra stocking caps. Handwarmer and fuel.
And if I have room somewhere I'll grab the dirty bedsheet behind the frontseat of the truck in case I get hung up somewhere that winter camo is needed.

Summertime dreams

The economy's so fucked even the illegals are staying home

MEXICALI, Mexico (WaPo) — Arrests of illegal migrants trying to cross the southern U.S. border have plummeted to levels not seen since the early 1970s, according to tallies released by the Department of Homeland Security last week, a historic shift that could reshape the debate over immigration reform.
The Border Patrol apprehended 327,577 illegal crossers along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2011, which ended Sept. 30, numbers not seen since Richard Nixon was president, and a precipitous drop from the peak in 2000, when 1.6 million unauthorized migrants were caught. More than 90 percent of the migrants apprehended on the southwest border are Mexican.
The number of illegal migrants arrested at the border has been dropping over the past few years but appears to be down by more than 25 percent this year.
- www.weaselzippers.us

Use a siren to locate coyotes


Stop calling blindly. Use a siren to locate coyotes for your next hunt.
by Don Laubach and Mark Henckel

coyote hunting sirenRumbling across the vast, wide-open prairies of eastern Montana in a four-wheel drive can be intimidating. There’s so much country, you can almost see forever. Somewhere in the sagebrush, grasslands, deep cuts or big open flats, there are usually coyotes. Figuring out where they are to set up for calling is the biggest problem hunters face in wide-open country. You can do a lot of unproductive blind calling if you don’t have a good idea where to start.
Luckily, coyotes in the wild are much like the dogs in town. When police or fire sirens blast in town, dogs will often bark at them. When coyote hunters blast a siren, coyotes bark and howl at them, too.
It’s a good way to learn how many coyotes are in the area. In fact, state wildlife agencies sometimes use sirens to census coyote populations. For a hunter setting up to do calling, a siren is a valuable tool. He can go into an area he’s never been before, hit the siren, locate them and then move in to call.
In the old days, hunters would get old police and fire sirens, pop the hood on their vehicle, and touch the wires to their batteries to set them off. Today’s hunters have more options, and much easier to use.
There are two types of sirens and both are portable. One is a long-range siren that reaches about four miles. Then there is the mini-siren. The mini is more practical for most areas, with a range of one to two miles. We like the mini-siren because we can hear the coyote answer. If they’re out four miles, you can’t hear them, and being able to hear the coyote reply is the object.

How Effective? Sometimes, Too Well.

We’ve had coyotes come in just to the siren. Why they do that, I don’t know, but it happens. If we’re checking an area during the day where we think coyotes are close, we’ll take our rifles with us, and set up before we blast the siren. My hunting partner, Merv Griswold, and I often go out in the late evenings and use the siren to locate coyotes for the following day. There’s still enough daylight left to see, but not enough to shoot. When we hear a coyote answer, if we’re close to the vehicle, we jump in and get out of there fast. You don’t want them to see you. You can destroy the setup by having the coyote answer and then come in to you. Just come back the following morning. Simply put, sirens work great night or day, and can be effectively used at either time.

Basic Siren Strategy

We’ll get on a high point so we can see a good distance, as the sound will carry well. If we’re on flat terrain, we get up on the vehicle to give us a little advantage. Any high elevation will allow you to hear better.
If there are a couple of hunters, one guy gets a good distance away so he can hear while the siren is going. If you’re by yourself, a coyote might answer and you won’t hear it because the siren is still going. I would strongly recommend the person running the siren wear earplugs. It’s a very loud sound. As you get some distance away from it, the sound isn’t so bad. One caller looks one way, the other in the opposite direction. If there are three hunters, we cover three directions. Human hearing is directional, so there is an advantage to having more than one set of ears.
Selecting the correct point to siren from is fairly critical. If it’s a big, long drainage or canyon, commonly found out West, you want to be at the head of the drainage. The best advice is to use your siren just as if you’re setting up to do some calling. Have the vehicle out of sight. If coyotes come up to a ridge, you don’t want them to spot the vehicle.
Remember, coyotes only answer a siren once. They might carry on for a long time in their answering, but they won’t answer a second time. The more coyotes in an area, the better the siren works. One group will answer, then another. Soon, they’ll be talking to each other. That’s the best.
If you hear a coyote, the rule of thumb is that it’s twice as far away as you think it is. The ability to determine how far away the sound is coming from is something gained from experience.
You can hear coyotes answer out to three to five miles, depending on the day.
When wind is blowing, we have very little success. Windless days or those with little wind are best. Usually in early morning and evening, the wind dies down and it’s prime times for locating coyotes with sirens.

A Good Set-Up Is Essential

If you’re out in the early morning and it’s breaking daylight, be sure to have a really good binocular. Often, even if the coyote doesn’t answer, it’ll come to a ridge top just to investigate where the sound is coming from. Also, realize that it may take a while for the coyote to get to the ridgetop. Glass all the ridges around you.
The results of the first siren blast will inform what you do next. After the initial blast, and if we don’t get an answer, one hunter can answer the siren with a coyote howl. After about five minutes, the other hunter answers him with a howl of a different pitch. It sounds like a pair of coyotes answering each other. You might carry on for two or three howls. Often, that will kick a coyote into answering.
Once coyotes answer and you know where they are, it’s up to you to do a good job of calling and bringing them in. If you call and nothing comes in, carefully move closer to where you think the coyote that responded was and start calling again.
Another word of advice: if you get a response to the siren, and don’t have a good setup on the coyote, it’s better to leave the area and come back in a different spot and then try to work the animal. You must have a good setup. When you don’t have a good setup, leave and come back another day.
You can use a siren all year long and use it throughout the day. It won’t scare coyotes out of an area, but as is the in hunting for any species, coyotes quickly get wise to such tactics. If you and perhaps other hunters have used sirens repeatedly in the same area, the coyotes will quit answering. That’s especially true during the day. They might answer more readily at night, but don’t count on it. A siren is a very effective one-shot tool, so use it wisely.

Make Sure Sirens Are Legal

The siren really works great when pups are up out of the den, because pups answer immediately. You can usually tell when the adults get back to the den. They’ll make the youngsters stop answering. The ability to get pups to answer is extremely valuable when undertaking predator control for a rancher or farmer.
As in all coyote hunting, patience is your greatest ally. Go through your siren blasts, go through your coyote howls—even siren-shy coyotes will answer a howl—but be sure to give the coyotes enough time to answer and give away their location.
Sirens extend a coyote hunter’s reach when the dogs are out there a long way. Some answer fast—some slower. Use your ears and binocular. Locating coyotes first gives you a big advantage in calling.
One final word on the use of sirens—check local regulations and with your state authorities on siren use. If you’re hunting on private land, let the landowner know what you’re doing. If you go out at night and blow a siren near a rancher’s house, you’re going to see the lights go on and that might be the only action that happens. No matter how effective a siren might be, disturbing a rancher’s sleep or scaring him during the day is no way to get invited back to hunt coyotes.
- Predator Xtreme

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You can order your own siren at the same place I got mine for a whopping 15 bucks. If you get bored using it on coyotes you can always use it on unsuspecting drunk drivers.
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It's true - a picture IS worth a thousand words!!!

Hmmm, must've drizzled a little last night.....

Me and CharlieGodammit if times were any rougher