Friday, August 31, 2012

My Sweet Love Ain't Around

This boy looks and sounds so much like his granddaddy it's scary.
Watch the video and see for yourself.
Hank III singing one of Hank's songs.



She's smiling. Wolfie looks hungry.


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







Wirecutter - The Later Years


Dogs can swim. Why didn't they just pull her into the boat?

WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple boating on a lake drowned after jumping into the water to rescue their dog, who survived.
Police say the small dog named Sadie jumped into Hampton Ponds in Westfield on Monday night, prompting 64-year-old Donald Cyr to follow his pet into the lake.
Police told The Westfield News that he became distressed and his wife, 61-year-old Patricia Cyr, tried to rescue him.
Their daughter, Miranda Landry, told The Boston Globe that her mother jumped into the water despite not being able to swim.
"It doesn't surprise me at all," Landry said. "I know that's what she would do."
Other boaters, alerted by screams, helped pull the couple from the water. Efforts by rescue personnel failed to revive them, and both were pronounced dead at hospitals.
The dog survived and was taken to the municipal animal shelter. The couple received the West Highland white terrier as a gift from Daniel Cyr's sister six weeks ago to replace a beloved dog that died a year ago, Landry and a neighbor told The Globe.
The dog will be returned to Daniel Cyr's sister, Landry said, adding that she couldn't take the dog in herself because it would be too painful to have the pet around.
The Cyrs were a devoted couple of 40 years, and "they couldn't survive without each other," said Landry, the youngest of the couple's three children.
The deaths remain under investigation.
SOURCE

III to III

Everybody that's been reading this blog for more than a couple weeks knows that my Pops just recently died.
I want you to know that I got more financial support through this from the III than I did from my 300 co-workers. I missed a lot of work when every day missed means a bill doesn't get paid. I didn't ask for a dime, didn't expect a dime, yet you came through.
I have been at that job for 20 years, 4 months and 10 days, yet there was no acknowledgement at all from my company's management, not even a card, but there was a floral arrangement signed III to III at the funeral home.
Thank You. That meant a lot to me.

My evening

Just got back from Pop's viewing a little while ago.
There wasn't a lot of people there, a few relatives, my in-laws, a friend of me and Pop's from the ammo plant and Greg the Whiney L'il Bitch from my job. Luckily they were all motherfuckers that I had already seen so I didn't get hugged on too much.
Pops looked pretty good for being dead. Dress blues, medals and awards, a few pictures of family tucked into a pocket, his pipe in his hand, a 5.56 round over his heart and a fucking III patch on the pillow next to his head. He was in a plain wooden casket like he requested with a US Army seal on the inside of the lid, flag draped over the bottom.
Now I was with him when he died, hell, I was holding his hand and had my other hand on his chest when he expired, but to see him in his coffin..... fuck, man. So final, it wasn't a bad fucking dream, it's a done deal.
So the funeral's tomorrow at 10, then a Patriot motorcycle club will escort him to Lakewood for his Military Honors.
He'll be dead and buried and then the hard part starts.

"If I had a son....."


"Your best buy in cavier today is....."

(CNSNews.com) - As part of her anti-obesity Let's Move campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is now presenting a brief online course: “Supermarket Shopping 101.”
The course, which now appears on the letsmove.gov website, provides novice shoppers with tips such as “steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle.”
More of this ridiculous bullshit here

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What the fuck is she doing "presenting" a course on shopping? When was the last time she ever went shopping for her own food? When was the last time she went to the store and had to buy generic because the better quality brand name item was 75 cents more expensive? When was the last time she thumped a watermelon to see if it was ripe? Don't answer that one..... When was the last time she had to wrap her kids' lunch in tinfoil because she couldn't afford to buy baggies until Friday? When was the last time she skipped a fucking meal so her kids had plenty to eat? When was the last time she ate Top Ramen with an egg and some slivered leftover ham in it and considered it a fucking treat? When was the last time she checked her bank balance before she went to the store so she wouldn't be embarrassed if her card was refused because there ain't enough money on it? When was the last time she put a picked clean bone in the freezer so next week's beans will have at least some flavor to them?
You want me to keep going?

Driver #1 was careless, Driver #2 had his head up his ass.


Motherfuckers need to do some serious range work

At least 10 people were wounded in shootings throughout the city – mainly on the South Side – Thursday night and Friday morning. Since last Thursday, at least 82 people have been wounded or killed in shootings in Chicago.
The most violent shooting overnight occurred at 12:48 a.m. in the 100 block of East 60th Street in the Washington Park neighborhood. Police said five men — all in their 20s — were standing outside when a white vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire.
A 23-year-old man was shot in the side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the knee and thigh, a 29-year-old man was shot in the hand, another 29-year-old was also shot in the hand, and a man described only as being in his 20s was shot in the foot, according to police. According to Fire Media Affairs, one man was in critical condition and four others were in stable condition.
Another drive-by shooting with multiple victims took place about 3:45 a.m. in the 2600 block of West LeMoyne Street, in the West Town neighborhood.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg and a 26-year-old man was shot in the arm. Both men were taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
www.weaselzipper.us

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Doesn't anybody get shot in the head or chest in Chicago?
See, when you hold a gun sideways it might look cool to an ignorant motherfucker that doesn't shoot but it plays hell with your aim.

Wow. A good cop.

I went to the ATM this morning and naturally, being a Friday there was a crowd of people there waiting to get some cash money. I went to what appeared to be the back of the line for one of the ATMs, behind an older lady. When one of the ATMs became available she went towards it only to be crowded out by a fucking muslim dude, headrag and all - she protests that she was next and he tells her to fuck off. Seriously, a woman in her 60s getting told to fuck off?
"Hey man, if there's a dispute, why don't you just let the lady go first?" Simple, courteous solution, right?
"You fuck off, too. This is none of your business" he says.
Wanna bet? You just made it my business.
The whole time, there was a guy behind the muslim acting like he was going to get involved and I knew he was going to hammer the motherfucker from behind if he started any more shit. He just had that look on his face, you know?
"Go do your business, ma'am. There won't be a problem." She walked past the muslim with me and she did her banking while I was directly behind her facing the idiot with a I fucking dare you look on my face. She thanked me, patted me on my arm and left. The asshole was at the other ATM and when he left, the guy that had my back stuck out his hand and said "Nicely handled, Friend. Mike ******, California Highway Patrol."

That just goes to show what I think about the CHP. I have never had a problem, a hassle or gotten a ration of shit from a CHP officer - a ticket or three, but they've always treated me with respect.
I know you'll never see this, but thank you Mike.

Yeah, he's still got it.

I had some errands to run this morning and it was still cool outside so I left the front door open for the breeze. I thought about telling Lisa to latch it because the mailman hadn't been by, but I looked down the road and didn't see him/her, so I said fuck it and took off.
Lisa was in the bathroom when all of a sudden she heard CharlieGodammit nut up and all kinds of hindu cussing so she came running out of the bathroom to see CGD right at the doorway snapping and snarling and getting ready to attack. She hollered at him to stay and hauled ass to the door to grab him but stopped short, busting up laughing because of all the mail scattered all over the yard.
I guess I'm going to have to go get a PO box.....

IT'S FRIDAY NIGGAS!!!!!


-Irish

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romney's shortcomings

No, I did not watch the Romney speech tonight. Not once have I heard the man promise to return to a Constitutional Government. Not once did I hear him promise to repeal the Patriot Act, abolish the DoJ, ATF, DHS, FBI, CIA, NSA, IRS and every other enemy of Liberty.
No, I will not vote for the lesser of two evils. Evil is evil. If Romney is elected and turns the economy around I will give the man due credit, but his primary role as President of these United States is to uphold the Constitution. If he fails to do that, he's no worse than the tyrant we have in office.
Slavery is slavery no matter who the master is.

Light 'er off


Another "Aw fuck" moment in time


Gotta be California (again)


Looks like Occupy Louisiana was a wash out


Celox

I've mentioned Celox in a couple of prepping posts and have gotten a few emails wanting to know more about it, where to buy it, how effective is it, etc.
I don't know how effective it is. I have been fortunate enough to have never used it. So far.
The best thing I can do is link you to the home page: http://www.celoxmedical.com/
It can be bought on Amazon and a bunch of different other sites.

I want to stress that while this stuff is wonderful in stemming moderate to severe bleeding, please remember that it is first aid, not a treatment.
Don't get your dumb ass shot or cut up real bad, pour some Celox into it and drive on. Get yourself to a doctor along with the empty package and have them properly clean (very important) and dress the wound.

Not me - I'd spend my entire day squatting over a mirror.



I know, it's fucking hilarious, huh?


Lonesome, On'ry and Mean

Man, I'm was sitting here listening to some outlaw country on the TV and Waylon came on.
Fuck Waylon, I still can't believe you're dead.




Wait for it..... wait for it.....


Fishing Babes



Oh, I'm on my toes today, ain't I?

From my Name That Tool post yesterday:

AnonymousAnonymous said...
A tail bone puller for what? Liberals?
August 30, 2012 2:09 PM
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Bloggerrgranger said...

For use on liberals right...no i forgot, without a backbone you don't have a tail bone. But, if they did, you would pull it pre or post mortem? I vote for pre.
August 30, 2012 2:13 PM
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Bloggerwirecutter said...

For liberal coyotes - that's the only kind I shoot.
I can tell they're liberal because I'm calling them in with a hurt rabbit squall and they think they're getting a free meal.

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I'm sorry but I was so proud of that answer I had to turn it into a regular post - way too good to be buried in the comments.
It's true though, I think I've only shot one coyote in my entire life that I hadn't called in and that poor thing was staggering down a dirt road in the middle of the day out of his mind with hydrophobia. I put it out of it's misery with my 41 from 2 feet away.
But yeah, I'd say 95% of the others were shot using a wounded critter call. A couple with howling but mostly rabbit or fawn squalls. Easy meals for the liberal coyotes.

Okay, I understand the cat part......


DoJ livin' it up with their bros



What are uniformed field representatives of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Relations Service (CRS) doing assisting Occupy/anarchist activists outside the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa?

Exclusive video captured by Breitbart News during Occupy/anarchist demonstrations outside the RNC Tuesday shows CRS field representatives, wearing DOJ logo polo shirts and hats, conversing with Occupy protesters.

In one case, a CRS representative and protester are seen to high-five each other.

CRS representatives are also seen relaying specific instructions to the activists about the location of prearranged buses that were apparently taking them to their next scheduled demonstration.
- www.weaselzippers.us

I missed Beat The Shit Out Of A Nurse Day?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles Police Department commanding officer has been removed amid an internal investigation into a videotaped beating in which officers tackled a handcuffed registered nurse to the ground, police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday.
Beck said previously that he had "serious concerns" about the use of force against Michelle Jordan, 34, who was arrested in the Tujunga area on Aug. 21 after being stopped for talking on a cellphone while driving, police said.
Jordan got out of the car and cursed the two officers who stopped her, witnesses and Jordan's husband told KNBC-TV.
Fast-food restaurant surveillance video obtained by the TV station (bit.ly/NVptHP ) showed officers taking her to the ground. After she is handcuffed and walked to a police car, the 5-foot-4 woman is tackled a second time by an officer who lands on top of her.
"She made some unwise moves," her attorney, Sy Nazif, told the station. "But certainly nothing that warranted a physical assault from the LAPD."
Photos show scrapes on Jordan's face, shoulders and chest.
The officers involved in the incident have been removed from patrol duty until an LAPD investigation is complete. One is a 22-year veteran and the other is a probationary officer with 10 months on the force.
VIDEO and MORE HERE

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Just another example of the fucking cops doing whatever the fuck they want to whoever they want.
If she was mouthing off, why wasn't she just laughed off, issued her $300+ ticket and allowed to leave? Or at the very most, arrested without force if they felt they had cause? Talking shit to a cop is now an ass-kicking offense?
One of the cops was a 22 year employee - you'd think by that time his badge-heavy attitude would've worn off.
Fucking punks should be fired and prosecuted for assault.

Fuck the ATF



I don't know why they have a key on their seal, it should've been a fucking battering ram.
America's #1 enemy......
Yes, I'm feeling cranky this morning.

Pop's obituary


I made damned sure that the part about him being a III Percent Patriot was in there. I wanted him remembered for that if nothing else.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

You tell 'em, Tom.


CAMEL TOE!!!!!

Great big floppy motherfucker too!


- Don

Well, yeah, I guess.....

I was doing some bulk 22LR shopping a minute ago and just couldn't wait to share it with you.
Found it HERE

Manufacturer: Winchester XPERT22
Item: 67636
UPC: 020892101272

This is Winchester .22 Long Rifle XPERT ammunition with a 36 Grain Lead Hollow Point at 1220 fps. It is suitable for shooting at things.   

But what got me was the price of $253.10 for 500 rounds. Now I realize that this must be some extraordinary ammo to be able to shoot at things, but still..... I gotta be reading that thing wrong.

We all have our talents

Well, SnarkyBastard's all proud of himself and rightfully so.
Go read about it HERE

Name that tool

I'll post the answer when I think about it if somebody doesn't guess it first.
It is a handy little fucker, though.
It's about 6 inches long and the biggest hole is about as big around as your little finger.

I got tired and posted the answer in the comments at the bottom, right after Hiswiserangel's and rpm2day's flirting with each other.

That'll teach her to backsass me......


Well Done, Mr. Whoever you are!

 
 
- Bryn

Gotta get one for CharlieGodammit


- Hiswiserangel

Ah, why fuck around?




































- Adam

And yet not a single bystander was hit......

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
We've learned the identity of the man shot and killed while he was trying to rob a Dollar General Monday night.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a customer at the store on Dunn Avenue shot 22 year-old Rakeem Odoms three times when Odoms refused to hand over his gun.



Odom's partner, 19 year-old Aundre Campbell, fled the scene and has since been caught by police.
He faces a felony murder charge for Odom's death because it happened while he was committing a crime.
MORE

Thanks to George for the link


 

Fishing preps

There's something that I hardly ever see in preps and then only in passing, is fishing gear. Seriously. Go down to your local sporting goods store and buy yourself a spinning rod and reel combo and some hooks of various sizes, different weights, and a shitload of cheap, basic, all species lures like Daredevels, Mepps spinners, beetlespins, plastic grubs and worms, shit like that. Go small on the lures - you can catch a big fish on a small lure but you can't catch a small fish on a lure bigger than it is, unless it's a largemouth bass, that is.
Why buy lures when natural bait abounds? Because it won't be abounding when you're at your hungriest. You're preparing, remember? Buy some artificial lures.
Buy a shitload of different sized hooks - I can't say this enough. Their very purpose is to snag shit so you're going to lose a lot of them. Not only that but once people start getting the munchies, you've got some serious trading material.
Buy a few spare spools of line of different weights. When you snag those hooks, you lose line, too. Some fish are spooked by heavy lines so as a general rule of thumb for clear water you'll need a light line, for murky waters you can damned near use rope.
Bobbers are nice but you can use anything that floats for one. Don't waste the space.
For you fly fisherman, use whatever works. Successful fly fishermen are experts are reading the water and I'm not even going to try to tell you your business. I have spent many hours flailing the water attempting to catch fish on a fly rod and am humbled by the fact that you can even hit water when you cast.

Nets. Not the kind you land your fish in but seining or gill nets.  You can catch more with one throw of a net than you can in hours of pole fishing. Seining takes some practice but the basics can be accomplished in a few hours in your back yard.
Gill nets are constructed so that they can be stretched across the river with the netting large enough for the fish to swim into but can't back out of due to it's gills, hence the name. I've seen them used on the rivers up in Washington by the Indians on their reservations. I don't know if you can buy them ready made or not, it seems the Indians were using them according to their treaty.

Crawdad and fish traps - easy to buy or make and use. If you're crawdadding, bait them with some meat and toss them in. Come back the next morning and pull them in chock full of tasty crawdads. Obviously you've got to know where to put them - read up on it, but here's a tip - look along muddy riverbanks for little mud chimneys. Them's crawdad holes.
You can buy your crawdad traps online at BassPro or Cabelas cheap and if I'm not mistaken they're even collapsible. Don't quote me on that  - I've always made my own out of chicken wire and tomato cages.

So now, if you've never fished before,  you're going "Holy shit, how much room is all that shit going to take up and how much am I going to spend?"
You can fit everything I mentioned with the exception of nets and traps into a small household toolbox. Your fishing rod(s) stand straight up in a corner. Throw the traps under the doublewide with your duck decoys. Be careful you don't poke a hound's eyeball out when you do that. Total cost? Fifty to one hundred bucks, tops.

There's a lot more food in the water than most folks realize without even going into plant life. That little bream that you wouldn't give a second glance to today is going to look pretty fucking tasty when your kids haven't eaten that day - same thing with bullheads and carp and suckers. But that shit ain't gonna catch itself.

You would be fucking surprised on where you'll find fish. Obviously lakes, streams and rivers, but how about those irrigation ditches that crisscross my valley? Stock ponds, ankle deep creeks, old dredge fields that are holding water, quarries, even cattle tanks under windmills. Eggs are carried on the feet of waterfowl from water to water - or so I'm told, I've yet to see a fish egg on a duck's foot or a duck in a stock tank. But I have seen minnows in cattle tanks, I've caught bass in dredge ponds that you could spit across 500 yards away from the river, and fishing for stripers in the some of the concrete canals is pretty popular around here.

If you're not a fisherman, talk to a friend who is and see if he won't take you to show you the basics. Go online and find a site for novice fisherman. Fishing is no great science but it does take some basic knowledge. Shit, you might realize that it's actually a great way to spend the day even if you don't catch anything. I don't know about other states but one of the few cool things that California does is have 2 or 3 free fishing days - no license required. Go one one of those days and save you the cost of even a 2-3 day permit.
Hey, if you don't like it at least you'll have an idea of how it's done.

If you already fish and have all the gear, take some of your spare shit and set it aside in a dedicated box for prepping. If you have to grab all your essential stuff and evacuate, you might not have room for your 4 tackleboxes and 12 different baitcasters. Besides, if you're a bass fisherman you've got one box for plastics, one box for surface lures, one box for divers, one box for..... myself, I'm narrowed down to 3 boxes for my largemouth fishing and 2 for smallmouth. But if you don't have a sample of everything in one box, you're fucking yourself. You're not going to always catch fish on a stickbait, you know.

The dangers of homelessness in San Francisco


FUCK YOU OBAMA!!!!!

On August 6, 2011, 30 US service members killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were being transported in crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 members of the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.
Yesterday, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death.
It’s a form letter.
MORE, and PHOTOS of the letters.
Thanks to Hiswiserangel

Promises, promises.....

Demonstrators plan to mark the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, which morphed into a global protest movement last year.

Planned disruptions include obstructing intersections around the New York Stock Exchange and elsewhere in the financial district, as well as other “autonomous or mass actions” that morning, a Monday, according to the website.

Some activists plan to bring handcuffs and attempt citizen’s arrests of bankers, according to Bloomberg News.

“We are just going to cause chaos, period,” one organizer, Drew Hornbein, told Bloomberg News. “Have you ever been in poverty in this country? Talk about inconvenience. I don’t have any sympathy for anyone who has any semblance of middle-class life in this country — no sympathy.”
- www.weaselzippers.us

School backs down from the way deaf kid signs his name

An update on the story I posted yesterday.
I do see that blogger or TPTB pulled the video that I had with yesterday's post - nice blank spot where it was.

Red Cross - Fuck 'em, let 'em kill each other off.

(Reuters) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday it was halting most of its aid programs in Pakistan due to deteriorating security and the beheading of a British staff doctor in April blamed on Taliban insurgents.
The independent agency, which had already suspended operations in three of Pakistan’s four provinces in May pending a security assessment, said it would carry on working in the country “but on a reduced scale”.
“All relief and protection activities are being stopped. All projects of rehabilitation, economic projects, have been terminated,” said Jacques de Maio, head of ICRC operations in South Asia, on one of the organization’s blog.
“We have closed a number of offices. We are also terminating all visits to detainees in Pakistan,” he added.

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Not a big fan of the Red Cross but I'll give them credit for this one.

Can't blame Bush for this one

An armed robber who wore a Barack Obama mask during a stickup earlier this year at a Florida McDonald’s has been arrested, police reported today.
Marvin McTeare, 22, is facing armed robbery and grand theft charges in connection with the late-January incident during which a masked gunman corralled employees into a rear office and had a McDonald’s manager turn over cash from a safe.
As seen above, one of the Riviera Beach eatery’s surveillance cameras captured the black-clad robber pointing a handgun while wearing a mask depicting a beaming Obama.
MORE

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That reminds me of the time Pop's Cousin Eugene held up a liquor store back in the early 80s wearing a Ronald Reagan mask and a bathrobe and carrying a coach gun. The cops found him in the motel next door smoking a joint, chugging a bottle of Old Granddad and counting his money.
We all thought that was kinda sorta strange seeing as Eugene was pretty much known as one of the best safe crackers on the west coast and he's holding up a liquor store? He must've gotten tired of his old lady's bitching (you had to have known Dorothy) and was looking to go back to the joint.

Where hearts meet......



You can blame Irish for this one. He knows I can't resist this shit......

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

People in the front row were gasping for untainted air


"You did not build that business"


Well, maybe you did......

Yeah man, you're fucked.


I can hear his jaw popping from here

Mojaverat's got a pretty good rant going over at his place.
I can't say I disagree with him.
You can find it HERE

Could've been my teacher

ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – A former fifth-grade teacher implicated in a cheating scandal reportedly gave students the illegal assistance because she thought they were “dumb as hell.”
Schajuan Jones, who taught a fourth-grade class across the hall from Smith’s former room, overheard her talking to another teacher about the test.
“The words were, ‘I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they’re dumb as hell,’” Jones was quoted as saying about the interaction between Smith and the unidentified third teacher.
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Fuck, I'm laughing right now. I can remember my 5th grade teacher telling my mother that at a PTA conference. Mom damned near whipped her ass over that - there was no love lost between them anyways. Pops was in Vietnam again so we were back here in Modesto for a year and I had to go to a civilian school. It was a fucking shock to me - I was proud of Pops and all of a sudden I'm in a class taught by a bona fide liberal?  She did everything she could to make life hard on me - embarrassing me in front of the class, talking about the way I dressed (Mom bought my Levis long and rolled them up), telling the class my daddy was a war-monger, just using her politics to fuck with a little kid, you know?
About 15 years ago I was reading the obits to see if anybody I hated died and ran across the name "Dorothy P Jones". Praise be unto the Good Lord Hisownself, the bitch had died, hopefully a long drawn out painful death.
I gave the family a few months to get their grave visiting out of the way, then I went to the cemetery and found her grave with her nice little marker praising her 40 years as a teacher. I sat down and remembered one of those 40 years, how she treated me, how she disrespected my Pops and every other servicemember, how she called me a dummy because I keep getting my numbers reversed, basically just what a bitch she was, you know? Then I imagined her pinched face and her granny glasses and spittle at the corner of her mouth when she was chewing my ass out, and I smiled, pulled out my dick and pissed the entire length of her fucking grave.

Look no further - I volunteer my services

Argentines plan to shoot gulls to save the whales
 
 
 
 
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — What began as bizarre bird behavior has turned into something out of a horror film for threatened whales in Argentina, where seagulls have learned that pecking at the whales' backs can get them a regular seafood dinner.
Seagull attacks on southern right whales have become so common now that authorities are planning to shoot the gulls in hopes of reducing their population.
Environmentalists say the plan is misguided and that humans are the real problem, creating so much garbage that the gull population has exploded.
Both sides agree that the gull attacks in one of the whales' prime birthing grounds is not only threatening the marine mammals, but the region's tourism industry as well, by turning whale-watching from a magical experience into something sad and gruesome.
Seagulls around the city of Puerto Madryn discovered about a decade ago that by pecking at the whales as they come up for air, they can create open wounds. Then, each time the whales surface, it's dinner time: Gulls swoop down and dig in, cutting away skin and blubber with their beaks and claws.
The problem has only grown more severe since then as more gulls caught on and the bird population exploded due to easy access to human detritus — not only open-air garbage heaps but fish parts as well, dumped directly into the water by fishermen and a seafood packing plant.
"It's not just that the gulls are attacking the whales, but that they're feeding from them, and this way of feeding is a habit that is growing and becoming more frequent," said Marcelo Bertellotti, who works for the National Patagonia Center, a government-sponsored conservation agency. "It really worries us because the damage they're doing to the whales is multiplying, especially to infant whales that are born in these waters."
Whales also are changing their behavior in response: Instead of breaching the water and dramatically displaying their tails, they rise just barely enough to breathe through their blow-holes before descending to safety, Bertellotti said.
Bertellotti's answer: Shoot the gulls that display this behavior with air rifles and hunting guns, and recover each downed bird before they are eaten along with the ammunition, causing still more damage to marine life. His "100-day Whale-Gull Action Plan" was approved by the government of Chubut, and provincial officials came out Tuesday in defense of it.
THE REST OF THE STORY

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I hate those motherfuckers worse than I do liberals. Actually, they're a lot like liberals - thieving, squawking, shitting pests.

Another great lower

-RDM73

Check out the stamps on the magazine well and the selector switch hole.

Too close to a cow fart?



Like I have any room to talk - I was even more freckled than she is when I was a kid.

FEMA's Disaster Prepardness list

This is a list of supplies that FEMA recommends that you keep on hand for disasters. I found it HERE at their website.
 
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A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

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Stupid motherfuckers. Nowhere on that list do I see at least one handgun, rifle and shotgun with a minimum of 500 rounds for each, or smoke bombs to cover my movements or escape, or enough dog food to keep CharlieGodammit from eating me, or a battery powered sawzall to cut new doorways through the walls, or steel plates with handles welded on to use as bullet shields under the windows, or strobes to distract my attackers.
What the fuck kind of list is that?

Yeah, wipe your face with your towelette and blow your whistle and figure out how to use that manual can opener while you wait for FEMA to come save your grasshopper ass.
You bet.

For the PETAphiles

 Sent in by David. Fuck yeah.

Deaf kid not allowed to sign his name because of stupid fucking liberal bullshit




Three-and-a-half year old Hunter Spanjer, who is deaf, signs his name by crossing his forefinger and index finger and moving his hand up and down.

To his family, friends and those who know the Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) language that the Grand Island, Neb., boy uses, that gesture uniquely means "Hunter Spanjer."

But to Hunter's school district, it might mean something else. The district claims that it violates a rule that forbids anything in the school that looks like a weapon, reports KOLN-TV.

And Hunter's parents claim that Grand Island Pubic Schools administrators have asked them to change their son's sign language name.

"Anybody that I have talked to thinks this is absolutely ridiculous," Hunter's grandmother Janet Logue told the TV station. "This is not threatening in any way."

Hunter's father Brian Spanjer said, "It's a symbol. It's an actual sign, a registered sign, through S.E.E."

The family told KOLN that lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf may push for Hunter's right to sign his name at the school.

Jack Sheard, Grand Island Public Schools spokesperson told KOLN, "We are working with the parents to come to the best solution we can for the child."

One Grand Island resident said she disagrees with the school.

"I find it very difficult to believe that the sign language that shows his name resembles a gun in any way would even enter a child's mind," Fredda Bartenbach said in the news report.

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Hey kid, I got an idea. Change your name to Wirecutter. I sign it like this:

But.... but.... but it's raining....

This is hilarious..... bunch of fucking pussies..... maybe Dancing With the Stars is on.....


Meanwhile, as NASA is gutted.....

If it can be said that the 1957 Soviet launch of the Sputnik 1 satellite triggered a global space race, then Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's 1961 maiden journey into outer space and orbit of the Earth surely secured Russia's legacy as the global leader in space exploration. This legacy includes technological advances in aerospace engineering, astronomy, physics, microelectronics, telecommunications, and innumerable other byproduct applications. Today, Russia's space industry remains a vital part of economy, involving more than 100 companies employing more than 250,000 people as of 2006, according to the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. Moving forward, Russia's continued development of its exploratory, commercial, and military space activities will ensure its national competitive advantage in space, accelerate its economic modernization, and enhance its national security.

Russia's potential in the growing commercial space industry is huge. In June, Sergei Zhukov, head of the Space Technology and Telecommunications Cluster at Skolkovo Innovation Centre, described the potential of the commercial space industry: "Indeed, the world economy is becoming more and more dependent on the intensity of space activities. The market for space technology production and services is variously estimated at between $300 billion and $400 billion a year. It has several segments, the biggest being satellite communications and telecommunications (over $100 billion), navigation and distance Earth sensing. Russia's share in these segments is less than one percent. In the production of satellites of various kinds, our share is 7-10 percent. Our share is traditionally high - 33 to 40 percent - in orbiting payloads, but that segment is small, about $3 billion a year."
More here at PRAVDA

Just sayin'

- Swamprat

As long as he doesn't claim to be a III Percenter......


"OBAMA A ONE PERCENTER"
TAMPA -- Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was holding court at a private party before the Republican National Committee Sunday, where he called President Barack Obama "a one percenter," and urged a group of conservative bloggers to rally behind Mitt Romney even though he's "not perfect."
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Israel - "Hey, she should've known better."




An Israeli judge has found no error in the military investigation that acquitted the Israeli Defense Force of the killing of a US activist by a bulldozer. The judge reiterated that the death was an accident.
­Nine years after US activist Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer, her family has been handed a verdict in their civil lawsuit against Israel.

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The dumbass apparently didn't realize that she was in Israel instead of the US and got her ass ran over by a bulldozer for being stupid. Oh well.
She laid down in front of a bulldozer...... huh, when I was a kid I was taught not to play in the street because I might get hurt.