Saturday, June 09, 2012

Guns and shit

So everybody knows I've been bound up for the past month and a half with house guests (absolutely wonderful houseguests, more about them later) and other obligations and haven't been able to do my mountain trip until this weekend.
Let me tell you how bad it's been: Lisa bought me my Mini-14 back in January. I've put less than half a box of rounds through it since then, just enough to make sure it works and shoots in the general direction I want it to go.
So yesterday I took off with my Ruger, 10 or 11 bandoleers of ammo, a fist full of magazines, the new GPS I also haven't used and a bunch of other shit and took off for Sonora Pass with a list of places I wanted to stop and visit, plus a road complex that I at least wanted to get a handle on. I figured to drive up to the top of the Pass and work my way down, taking all day and into the night to do it.
I made the Pass in a little less than 2 hours and headed back down, my first priority to check those roads and find a place to shoot up a shitload of ammo. I figured a couple hours for that and then 3 or 4 more hours to find my way back out even with the GPS. What the fuck, you folks know I have absolutely no sense of direction at all. I also don't trust a GPS. Or a compass either, evidently.
I found a place about 7 miles in that's perfect. Brushy, big trees, lots of boulders and no reason for anybody else to be down there. Great place to shoot.
I started out with five 10 round magazines. I put an orange out at 25 yards, blew it up, another one at 50, and was ready to go - didn't have to make an adjustment to the factory zero at all. If I can hit an orange at 50 yards, I can hit a head at 100. I'm not gonna quibble over a 1/4 MOA adjustment when the rifle is only guarenteed 2 MOA.
 I went around and put little red dot stickers all over the fucking place at different ranges out to about 50 yards and commenced to sharpening up my snap shooting with a new weapon.
I fired from different positions and angles, only stopping long enough to stuff more ammo in the magazines from strippers, almost continuous aimed semiautomatic fire. The only malfunction I had was a failure to feed on the 2nd magazine and it felt funny when I seated it. After I reloaded the mags, the same one gave me another failure. When I tossed that magazine, the problem went away.
I tell you what, that fucking rifle got hot but kept hammering them out, even in the contorted positions I was attempting to fire from. I'm glad no one else was around, the laughter and harassment would've been intolerable. It performed flawlessly and all those 10 round magazines kept me busy reloading from firing positions which I needed the practice doing, thank you Kalifornia.
I'm a firm believer in range work until you get your weapon down as far as zeroing and positioning goes but after that you need to get you and your Pride and Joy out in the environment you think you're going to working in and do some live fire drills. You have to make sure you can hit what you're fucking aiming at from a position other than a bench rest, and yes, your point of aim does shift when you're shooting from a prone position with a big motherfucking tree root jabbing you in the ribs. You have to make sure you're hitting where you're aiming, I don't care if you're hanging from a fucking tree, make sure you can hit while you're doing it - your life depends on it.
I lay no claim to being an expert on anything, especially tactics and techniques but I do know that I need improvement on my practical shooting. Fuck, everybody does. So today I practiced and even got a couple pictures thanks to a handy rock to set my camera on. I tried video but I looked even dumber than I do in still photos.


























Cranking off a few rounds using a big ass tree for cover. There's a big pointed stick that I'm kneeling on poking me right in the balls. Talk about my point of aim shifting.....




























From a gook squat. That's my last ditch position because once I'm down there I can't get back up. I found that out today. Twice. And now my hip hurts. Fuck it, I'll let the bastards shoot me down before I try that again.



























And then the obligatory Billy Bad Ass pose. Yes I know I'm going to be in a world of hurt when bullets start chipping that granite but hey! it looks cool. Maybe Zoomie could do something with it.
And did you check out the lid I'm wearing? Maybe that III patch will be the last thing a bad guy sees.....


The weapon performed flawlessly, a hell of a lot better than I did. I could feel the action starting to cycle just a little slower at about the 450 round mark but it didn't jam even with double and triple taps. My biggest complaint, believe it or not, is the noise it makes when I push the safety off. I can work with that.
I'm mixed about a sling. Part of me wants to put a simple sling on it, the practical side of me is saying to leave it be, the fucking weapon needs to be in your hands. What the fuck, I carry 550 cord with me if I need to sling it.
I haven't even considered putting any other sight system on it. I love a peep sight for the quick target aquisition - see the target through the little hole and shoot it. I wouldn't even consider changing them out. They suit me, my aging eyes and my confidence just fine.
After I got done shooting I cleaned the weapon and ate my lunch, then using my trusty GPS found my way back to the main road. I mean right back to the main road, without getting twisted and turned even once. That kinda sorta pissed me off because not only did it put me 3 hours ahead of schedule but other than seeing that tree growing out of a boulder (a couple of posts down) I didn't find nothing interesting. I find more cool shit when I totally lost than I do when I'm looking for it and now I'm getting cheated out of it. I may have just gotten lucky the first time out so I'll give it time - if I can get lost with a map and compass I'm sure I can do it with a GPS.

Hey, at least he answered the phone.

This stud's trying to get his new sweetie to suck his dick:
"Cmon baby, it'll prove your love to me."
"No no" she protests. "You won't respect me."
"Of course I'll respect you. I love you." You know, the usual song and dance.
This shit goes on for a while and she finally relents. As she's on her knees before him doing the Big Nasty the phone rings. He answers it. "Hello? Yeah, hold on." He hands her the phone. "Here ya go, Cocksucker. It's for you."

Now here's something you don't see every day


I took a run up to Sonora Pass today and on the way back I was checking out a dirt road I hadn't been on before and saw this. Figured y'all might enjoy it so I stopped and took a few pictures.




I was actually about a hundred yards past it when my brain went "Wait..... what?"

Friday, June 08, 2012

AMEN!!!!!

That's gotta hurt

Let's play the "Spot the Slut" game!!!!!

To Serve and Protect

Ol' Waylon - Rebel Soldier

FUCK YOU OBAMA!!!!!

Just because I can.

Been there done that

NO!!! NOT THE RIM JOBS!!!

That'll teach 'em

CAIRO (AP) — A mob of hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment Friday, with the attackers overwhelming the male guardians and groping and molesting several of the female marchers in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
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Fucking savages. But that sort of thing has to be expected with hotties like this:

The limited powers of Congress granted by the Constitution

United States Constitution

Article. I.
Section. 8.


The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;--And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

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That's it. That's all that Congress has the authority do. Nothing more. Pretty fucking limited, isn't it?

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Fucking Californians.......

- MissK

No, no, it's cool - she's dead.

Why waste the trip?

IT'S FRIDAY NIGGAS!!!!!

He must be proud of those boots - he left the price tag on them.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Fuck 'em

I just received my tax return for 2011 back from the IRS and they're pissed. They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was because of my response to the question: "List all dependents?" I replied: 12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployed people on food stamps, 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico; and 535 persons in the U.S. House and Senate." Evidently, this was NOT an acceptable answer.
I KEEP ASKING MYSELF, WHOM DID I MISS?
 
-Greg, the Whiney Li'l Bitch

United Nations Small Arms Treaty

United Nations Small Arms (Gun Confiscation) Treaty to be Ratified by the US Senate in 2012



Thanks to Dave for the video

I don't think I'd get between Mooch-elle and those cookies

Check out how stoned the guy behind her looks.
He's probably got the munchies and had his eye on the cookies until Mooch showed up.

When Your Honor speaks, you need to take heed.

NAPOLITANO: Big Brother’s all-seeing eye

For the past few weeks, I have been writing in this column about the government’s use of drones and challenging their constitutionality on Fox News Channel, where I work. I once asked on air what Thomas Jefferson would have done if - had they existed at the time - King George III had sent drones to peer inside the bedroom windows of Monticello. I suspect Jefferson and his household would have trained their muskets on the drones and taken them down. I offer this historical anachronism as a hypothetical only, not as someone who is urging the use of violence against the government.
Nevertheless, what Jeffersonians are among us today? When drones take pictures of us on our private property and in our homes and the government uses the photos as it wishes, what will we do about it? Jefferson understood that when the government assaults our privacy and dignity, it is the moral equivalent of violence against us. Folks who hear about this, who either laugh or groan, cannot find it humorous or boring that their every move will be monitored and photographed by the government.
Don’t believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the “recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function” in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel inside the UnitedStates and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them “to collect information about U.S. persons.”
It gets worse. If the military personnel see something of interest from a drone, they may apply to a military judge or “military commander” for permission to conduct a physical search of the private property that intrigues them. Any “incidentally acquired information” can be retained or turned over to local law enforcement. What’s next? Prosecutions before military tribunals in the United States?
More from the good Judge here


Andrew P. Napolitano, a former judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News Channel. He is author of “It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom” (Thomas Nelson, 2011).

Now this is something to look forward to

A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated...


ABC News spoke with two prominent conservative bloggers who were victims of SWAT-ting, a hoax tactic used by some hackers to infiltrate a victim’s phone system, often through voice over IP (VOIP) technology to make calls appear as if they are coming from a residence. The perpetrators call police to report a violent crime at that home to which the police respond, sometimes with SWAT teams.

Gotta watch them church people

Beach Butt

Really Officer, I was only doing 55!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

And again, nobody will object.

San Francisco to install 'pre-crime' cameras

System alerts authorities to “suspicious behavior” before crime is committed
Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Hundreds of pre-crime surveillance cameras are to be installed in San Francisco’s subway system that will analyze “suspicious behavior” and alert guards to potential criminal or terrorist activity – before any crime has been committed.
The cameras are programmed with a list of behaviors considered “normal”. Anything that deviates from usual activity is classified as suspicious and guards are immediately alerted via text message or a phone call.
Equipped with the ability to track up to 150 suspects at a time, the cameras build up a “memory” of suspicious behavior to determine what constitutes potential criminal activity.
A total of 288 cameras will be installed across 12 transport hubs.
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Hey, every time I leave my fucking house I assume I'm on camera, be it a traffic cam, neighbors' or local business security camera, possibly even surveillance from the police on occasion. I'm not to the point where I believe drones are spying on me. Yet. But I'm pretty sure I'm on someones camera pretty much throughout my day. No biggie, I just deal with it like you do - without thinking. I just try to not fuck up too much in public.

But a 'pre-crime' camera? Give me a fucking break, man. It won't be a week before the fucking "Law" will start using them as warrantless surveillance cameras, doing that end run around the Constitution again.
I can hear it now:
"Honest Your Honor, we were watching the crowd for suspicious activity and just happened to notice a bulge on Mr. Lane's side. In order to maintain Public Safety, we detained and searched the suspect who was found to be in possession of a 45 caliber Colt automatic handgun. Also, we discovered 3 knives, 32 grams of a dark brown substance later determined to be Copenhagen tobacco and a half a stick of fucking dynamite. No shit."
Okay, that scenario ain't never gonna happen - I live 90 miles from San Francisco and haven't been there in 6 years. I also don't carry dynamite in public. And I won't submit to a warrantless search. But hey! you get my point.

Gotta be California (again)




































I wonder which one of them had the sex change operation? My money's on the 'woman'.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Yup. Uh-huh.


















- Dave

CAMEL TOE!!!!!

Jimmy Ferris spins a tale


- Sammy

Doing an end run around the Constitution?

LOS ANGELES (KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO) — As the Federal Aviation Administration helps usher in an age of drones for U.S. law enforcement agencies, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) domestically by the U.S. military — and the sharing of collected data with police agencies — is raising its own concerns about possible violations of privacy and Constitutional law, according to drone critics.
A non-classified U.S. Air Force intelligence report obtained by KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO dated April 23, 2012, is helping fuel concern that video and other data inadvertently captured by Air Force drones already flying through some U.S. airspace, might end up in the hands of federal or local law enforcement, doing an end-run around normal procedures requiring police to obtain court issued warrants.
Much more HERE

And yet not a single sheeple objected.....

Saw this linked over at III Percent Patriots a little bit ago.

Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search for Bank Robber

Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect.
Police said they had received what they called a “reliable” tip that the culprit in an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo bank committed earlier was stopped at the red light.
“We didn’t have a description, didn’t know race or gender or anything, so a split-second decision was made to stop all the cars at that intersection, and search for the armed robber,” Aurora police Officer Frank Fania told ABC News.
Officers barricaded the area, halting 19 cars.
“Cops came in from every direction and just threw their car in front of my car,” Sonya Romero, one of the drivers who was handcuffed, told ABC News affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver.
From there, the police went from car to car, removing the passengers and handcuffing the adults.
“Most of the adults were handcuffed, then were told what was going on and were asked for permission to search the car,” Fania said. “They all granted permission, and once nothing was found in their cars, they were un-handcuffed.”

Photo of the typical American from my collection

The search lasted between an hour and a half and two hours, and it wasn’t until the final car was searched that police apprehended the suspect.
“Once officers got to his car, they found evidence that he was who they were looking for,” Fania said. “When they searched the car, they found two loaded firearms.”
The actions of the police have been met with some criticism, but Fania said this was a unique situation that required an unusual response.
“It’s hard to say what normal is in a situation like this when you haven’t dealt with a situation like this,” Fania said. “The result of the whole ordeal is that it paid off. We have arrested and charged a suspect.” And violated at least 19 Americans' Rights. (My comment)
The other people who had been held at the intersection were allowed to leave once the suspect was apprehended.
Source and Video here

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Not a single motherfucking soul said "Oh, FUCK NO you ain't searching me or my car without a warrant or probable cause that I, specifically me,  committed a crime." Not a one.
But a criminal was apprehended, you say. Yeah, and at least 19 people were treated as criminals to catch one. Not a fair trade off in my book. I don't give a flying fuck if it was an armed robbery.
Yeah, I know. I'm going to hear it from all the ex-cops out there. At least I don't have to hear from Texas Fred's fat mouth anymore. I wonder if he still jizzes all over himself every time a cop pats him on the head like the faithful old dog he is?

Oh, the Friends of the Cuddly Wolves are gonna love this!

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Mountain lions have killed two radio-collared wolves in the Bitterroot Valley since January, a state wolf specialist in Montana says, and two others were killed last year.
“I haven't heard of it happening anywhere else,'' Liz Bradley of Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks told the Ravalli Republic (http://bit.ly/LUyQq8). “It's pretty interesting that the Bitterroot has had so many.''
She found a dead wolf last week with skull puncture wounds that are a trademark of a mountain lion.
“It's hard to say what happened,'' Bradley said. “There was no elk or deer carcass nearby that they may have been competing over.''
She said the lion ate part of the wolf and covered the rest with debris.
In January, she found another dead wolf west of Lolo with the same wounds. In that case, a deer carcass nearby indicated that the two predators apparently fought.
“That one was probably a conflict,'' she said. “They compete for the same resource. When there is overlap in areas where you have lots of prey, conflicts occur.''
She said last year she found two other wolves with puncture wounds in their skulls. Now, only four packs in the Bitterroot Valley have a wolf with a radio collar. At the end of last year, Bradley had collars in seven packs in the Bitterroot. She estimates that there are 14 packs in the area.
“It's too bad because we don't have those now,'' she said. “Ideally, we would have at least half of the packs collared in the Bitterroot.''
She said the largest pack has nine wolves, while most have four to seven, and that several just have a male and female. The number of wolves in the area is between 60 and 70.
“That's a little bit lower than what we had in 2011,'' she said. “We had about 80 last year. We had some mortality.''
Predator Xtreme

Fucking liberals

A Madison City Clerk has told a Wisconsin radio host that turnout for the area is expected at over 100%, up to 119%. What makes it all the more interesting is that this story comes from a far-left site.

Heavy turnout in Madison, a liberal stronghold, would likely benefit Democrat Tom Barrett.
This PDF from the City of Madison shows that as of 11:00 AM, voter turnout was at 25%, with 42,961 out of 165,312 registered voters already casting their ballots.

Damned Hollywood Divas

For once he's telling the truth.

- Bryn

Monday, June 04, 2012

Just makes it easier to shoot 'em down.

Many animal lovers find it hard to part with their pets when they die.
So when cat Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, was run over by a car, his artist owner decided to turn him into a permanent piece of artwork as the ultimate tribute by transforming him into a flying helicopter.
Dutch artist Bart Jansen first stuffed Orville before teaming up with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to build a specially-designed flying mechanism to attach to the cat.


And thanks again to Skidmark for the link.

Just one more reason in a long, long list.

Another reason the IRS should be abolished

Thanks to Stuart for the link.

An advantage to being muslim

If you remarry you don't have to change pictures on your dresser and desk.

- Jim

Translation please?

Pessoas como vocês realmente merecem o pior dos USA e do resto do mundo. Pobres assassinos. Pobres miseráveis. Miséria mental e espiritual de uma maneira que nem aqui no Brasil existe igual.

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Found this as a comment on my Big Bad Wolf post and was wondering if I was getting cussed out in Spanish or Portagee. I recognize the word assassin so I'm pretty sure it's not a nice comment.

What??? Milfy Monday already?




Sunday, June 03, 2012

Rehab. Thank God.

Found HERE
Thanks to Skidmark for the link.

Granny's rollin hard
















Thanks, Mom.

Camel farts'll do that, ya know.

The mysterious fall of the largest of the world's earliest urban civilizations nearly 4,000 years ago in what is now India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh now appears to have a key culprit — ancient climate change, researchers say.
MORE HERE

Naivete by TL Davis

Here's the question: Is it better to let someone lead who is so intent upon it that his leadership will provide cohesion to the Liberty Community? We are now a ragged bunch of individuals seeking only self-defense against a tyranny better thought out, better prosecuted than our efforts toward liberty. We are behind, struggling with some manner of discourse with our fellow citizens that will wake them up, that will save them so that we might have reinforcements. But, we are approaching the moment when we can no longer look out for the sports enthusiasts and game show attendees among us.

If we banded together tightly, how many would there be? 300? I doubt it. What is that? One thousandth of one percent of the population?
Please go HERE to hear what TL Davis has to say about unity and the need for a leader.

Good inspirations

Had a frequent reader and commenter send me a link today for his business. I checked it out - some good old fashioned Right Wing words of wisdom and images on posters.
You can check it out HERE and there's a new link in my sidebar for it.

Straight Up White Trash, God bless 'im.

Lisa's 14 year old nephew stopping by on his way to spend the day with his buddies, in shorts and his shit kickers.
Fucking guy's starting to grow on me.



Even CharlieGodammit thinks it's funny.



























Yes, the walls in my living room are two different colors. Looks pretty fucking good, too.

Zimmerman back in jail

MIAMI (AP) — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, surrendered to police Sunday and was booked into jail after having his bail revoked two days earlier.
Zimmerman's legal team said in a tweet that he was in police custody. Zimmerman's bail was revoked because the judge said he and his wife lied to the court about their finances so he could obtain a lower bond.
On Sunday afternoon, about 40 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. deadline to surrender, Zimmerman was listed as an inmate on the jail website. He was listed as being held without bail and having $500 in his jail account.
Prosecutors had said Zimmerman and his wife told the judge at a bond hearing in April that they had limited money, even though he had raised about $135,000 through a website. Defense attorneys said the matter was a misunderstanding.
Attorney Mark O'Mara announced earlier Sunday on his website that Zimmerman had arrived in Florida late Saturday evening ahead of his surrender. Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old Martin, was ordered by a judge Friday to return to jail.
MORE HERE

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Now wait a fucking minute. I thought the idea behind a bond was simply a guarentee that you'll return to court for trial.
Zimmerman came back and surrendered early by order of the Court and now his lawyers have requested a new bond hearing which if granted, will surely be completely unaffordable.
Why? The man has already proven that he has no intention of fleeing the country just by the fact that he's in jail right now. Besides, the fact that he had a website to raise money was no secret - I posted it and I got it from Matt Drudge who's daily readership numbers in the millions, I'm sure.

We should've bombed it back to a giant cove when we left

Panetta wants more access to Viet harbor

CAM RANH BAY, VIETNAM (AP) — From the flight deck of the USNS Richard E. Byrd, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta could look out across Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay towards the South China Sea.
A day after laying out details of the Pentagon's new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, Panetta used a visit to Vietnam to restate the United States' intent to help allies in the region develop and enforce maritime rights in the sea, a waterway largely claimed by China. And he reflected on the significance of the harbor, which represents both a painful past for the American military, and a challenging but hopeful future.
"The new defense strategy that we have put in place for the United States represents a number of key elements that will be tested in the Asia-Pacific region," Panetta told reporters gathered Sunday under a blazing sun on the deck of the cargo vessel. He said the U.S. would "work with our partners like Vietnam to be able to use harbors like this as we move our ships from our ports on the West Coast towards our stations here in the Pacific."
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Kid, you've got an interesting childhood ahead of you.

God, I hope this is a Halloween costume and not the kids' normal attire.

For the price of a round of 7.62.....

- Derek

And there's no surprise ending?

Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban head of state Raul Castro, said that she hoped Cuban-U.S. relations could normalize if President Obama wins a second term.
In a forthcoming interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour shared with POLITCO, Castro was asked about the possibilities for political reconciliation between the two Cold War adversaries in a possible Obama second term.
“I believe that Obama is a fair man and Obama needs greater support to be able to take this decision. If Obama counted on the full support of the American people, then we can normalize the relationships; we can have better relations than what we had under President Carter,” Castro said.
Obama relaxed some of the rules governing travel and remittances to Cuba in 2009 but the sanctions regime put into place after Castro’s 1959 Communist takeover has largely kept American visitors and businesses off the island.
Castro also told Amanpour that she supports a second Obama term, given the field.
“As a citizen of the world, I would like him to win,” Castro said. “Seeing the candidates, I prefer Obama.”
- www.weaselzippers.us