Saturday, September 15, 2012



Stocking up to take up the slack

Whenever Resistance is discussed, somebody always manages to bring up the subject that there are 22 million licensed hunters in the US, good luck with taking our guns.
Yeah, right. There's 22 million hunters, most of them once a year hunters and fired their rifles once at a range to zero and can't hit shit anyways, and nearly all of them possessing less than 2 boxes of ammo per gun.
That's fucked up. We're gonna lose 21 million hunters right out the gate when they shoot their 27 rounds of ammo they had on hand and suddenly they have $800 clubs in their hands, and that's if they have the balls to resist in the first place.
Right now you can buy 5.56 & 7.62 dirt cheap - check my 'Shit that might come in handy' column - especially in bulk. Don't worry about excessive postage, it's fixed rate and pretty damned reasonable. There's also handgun ammo, both bulk and small amounts, at other sites that are worth taking advantage of. You can buy a box of ammo a week and build up your stash that way, if you think you have the time, but it doesn't hurt to lay in a few hundred rounds from time to time.
When the time comes, are you gonna be one of the guys that blindly fired his box and a half of bullets and hit nothing or are you going to be the one stocked up with food and ammo having the time of his life?
Your choice, man.

My day. So far.

Yeah, fuck man, I got over to the in law's house and almost cried when I saw that trailer. It was packed from top to bottom, nose to tail. I say packed..... it looked like it was loaded with a fucking front end loader. Light shit on the bottom, heavy shit up on top, everything shifted all over the place.
I had told Lisa the night before that we'd be done unloading the trailer by noon and I carried the last box out at 11:45.
Al had brought some of Lisa's furniture out here from Tennessee and it took 2 pickups to haul it over here. While Al was here, I went out to the backyard to get some pavers for him to cover some holes under his fence until he can rototil the backyard. The pavers were in a pile next to the Justice Shed and when I reached down to grab one I felt a sting on my finger. Fuck, I'm widder-bit. No shit, I pulled my hand up and there was the biggest black widow I've seen in a long time chewing on my finger.
Bitch. I shook it off and killed it, then went in to wash my hands and soak my finger in alcohol. Don't know if that does any good for the poison but it sounded like a good idea.
So now I'm sitting here waiting for my finger to turn black and blue and fall off. Actually, I hope it doesn't fall off, it was my bird finger and I can't drive without that finger, man. Feeling a little pukey, but I haven't been feeling that great for the past day or two anyways so I don't know if it's the bite or just not feeling well.
But it's been about an hour now and except for some swelling and some tingling, I'm all right. Fucking pussy spiders are overrated as hell. I figured it would at least hurt a little bit.


Well, off to help the in-laws move.
It's not actually that bad, the truck was delivered with all their furniture in it to their house, all we have to to is unload it.
And while I generally try to avoid at all costs to help people move, they are my in-laws and they've been staying with us for the past two weeks. In case you're a little slow this morning, let me repeat the key phrase- they've been staying with us for the past 2 weeks.

Ah, the good ol' days.....

Yeah, I have that problem all the time

- Hiswiserangel

Since when?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected any denigration of Islam but said there is no excuse for attacks on U.S. embassies, insisting he will never tolerate efforts to harm Americans.
More laughs HERE

Friday, September 14, 2012

What Men!!!

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” — John Adams

“[L]iberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.” — John Adams, 1765

“Let justice be done though the heavens should fall.” — John Adams in a letter in 1777

“A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” — Samuel Adams, 1779

“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence

“They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Ben Franklin, 1759

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.” — Ben Franklin, 1766

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” — Nathan Hale’s last words before being hanged by British

“There! His Majesty can now read my name without glasses. And he can double the reward on my head!” — John Hancock after signing his name in large letters on the Declaration of Independence

“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” — Patrick Henry in 1774 after the Boston Tea Party.

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” — Patrick Henry

“The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, Sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable; and let it come! I repeat, Sir, let it come!” — Patrick Henry

“They tell us Sir, that we are weak — unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature has placed in our power.” — Patrick Henry

“Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.” — Patrick Henry

“That these are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty, with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1774

“Our properties within our own territories [should not] be taxed or regulated by any power on earth but our own.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1774

“I have not yet begun to fight!” — John Paul Jones

“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm’s way.” — John Paul Jones, 1778

“One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle.” — James Otis, 1761

“These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their county; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.” — Tom Paine after the Declaration of Independence

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” — Tom Paine

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” — Tom Paine, 1776

“Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” — Captain John Parker, 1775

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes! Then fire low!” — Israel Putnam at the Battle Of Bunker Hill

“Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.” — Benjamin Rush, 1773

“Yonder are the Hessians. They were bought for seven pounds and tenpence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it. Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!” — John Stark at the Battle of Bennington in 1777

“Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry we will not tamely submit — appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free.” — Joseph Warren, 1775

“We began a contest for liberty ill provided with the means for the war, relying on our patriotism to supply the deficiency. We expected to encounter many wants and distressed, we must bear the present evils and fortitude.” — George Washington in 1781

“Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions — The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world, that a free man contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.” — George Washington, 1776

“The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty — that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.” — George Washington, 1776

“Unhappy it is, though, to reflect that a brother’s sword has been sheathed in a brother’s breast and that the once-happy plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?” — George Washington in a letter to a friend

“Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray, but almost blind, in the service of my country.” — George Washington to officers of the Continental Army who seemed to be plotting insurrection after Congress refused to give them aid. According to the book, “The Wars Of America,” many of the men were “overcome” and began “openly weeping.” They then agreed to “leave their problems in Washington’s hands.”


I get shivers down my spine when I read Patrick Henry's words, but here we also have Washington, Franklin, Stark, Parker, Jefferson, Rush, Hancock, Paine, Adams, Adams and Hale.

Well, if you insist.....


Liberals at work

I wonder why they don't make it a felony to drink that water?

Oh, how times have changed.....


Thursday, September 13, 2012

I remember one time about 25 years ago.....

I remember one time about 25 years ago I was driving down a dirt road and in a clearing about 25 yards away there were two guys crouched down head to head. I was feeling particularly sociable that morning so I pulled off and wandered over to offer them a cup of hot coffee as it had been raining pretty good for a couple days.
When I got over to them, I could see they were trying to build a fire and having damned little success at it. I also noticed they were dressed completely in Royal Robbins clothes and all their gear was North Face and not only that, all that shit was brand fucking new. I mean it was so new you could still smell it. No creases yet in their fancy hiking boots, no scuffs or dirt on their packs, no rumples in their hats and most noticeably, no fucking fire.
My keen senses told me that they were new to this.
They had pieces of rotten wood and wet tinder and had just about run their lighter out of fuel trying to ignite it. They had started to burn shit from their wallets trying to coax that little flame to life.
I offered them a cup of coffee and when they accepted, I went back to the truck for my thermos, a couple of canteen cups and my firemaking equipment.
"Y'all are fucking up." I informed them. "It's cold and wet and nasty and you didn't even bring the stuff to build you a fire. May I show you the proper way?"
They looked at each other, then at me - long hair tied back, bearded, Carhartt coat, Wranglers and well worn lace up ropers on my feet, not only that but there wasn't a bit of color to me. No fancy fluorescent clothing, no fancy brand name shit but looking pretty much at home standing under a tree staying dry while they huddled in the clearing getting rained on.
"Um, sure. We're just having a little problem with our fire because it's wet."
"And because you ain't quite got a grip on things yet, Stud. Lookee here, your shit's all wet because you don't know where to look for dry wood. And even if you did find dry wood, it's getting wet because you're trying to build a fire in a clearing in a rainstorm. Come back here under this nice tree and start over."
"Oh no, we don't want to start a forest fire" they said.
"You can't even start a campfire and you're worried about burning down the woods? It's been raining hard for 2-3 days now, man. It'll be okay, really it will."
They explained that they wanted to give camping a shot and thought because it was still nice and warm down in LA, they figured it would be nice and cool up here and that they just weren't prepared but because they'd traveled so far they didn't want to waste the trip. Rain never even figured into their plans. They had used all their brought-from-home tinder trying to light wet wood and now they were fucked. They were giving up, fuck it, spend a miserable night in the car and head for home in the morning.
"Ah, the 4P Principle" I said.
"4P Principle?"
"Piss Poor Prior Planning. Come on, let's save this trip." I led them back into the forest a little bit, showed them where to find dry tinder and kindling and headed back to the truck for some 550 cord and a tarp while they gathered fuel for their fire.
When I got back to them I unfolded the tarp and set it up between some trees, then showed them how to prepare a campfire. When I was sure they had it down I asked one of them for a light and he hands me the used up lighter.
Oh well, time for me to show off my woodsman's skills. I pulled my firemaking gear out, popped that road flare and shoved it right in the middle of their nest of tinder and kindling. "Works every time" was all I said.
Fuck, I thought they were going to stroke up right there on the spot - "That's cheating!!!"
"Yeah? It ain't no less warm. It'll be all right once the flare burns out and the smoke goes away."

My lessons in outdoor life must've paid off because when I went back past there the next day, they were there and dry and warm and having a good ol' time doing nothing but drinking bourbon.

The point to this story? There ain't none, I was just doing a little remembering and thought I'd share.


It's Sept. 12, got your Christmas tree yet? Sears this morning.

Via email from Deb

Thought maybe you could use this. This way you can piss off the other half of your readers, therefore achieving Total Piss Off Factor. However, I'm sure I'm not the only one in saying that they both piss me off, so it might just be a wash. 

Faithful past the end

An extremely dedicated dog has continued to show its loyalty, keeping watch on its owner's grave six years after he passed away.
Capitan, a German shepherd, reportedly ran away from home after its owner, Miguel Guzman, died in 2006. A week later, the Guzman family found the dog sitting by his grave in central Argentina.
Miguel Guzman adopted Capitan in 2005 as a gift for his teenage son, Damian. And for the past six years, Capitan has continued to stand guard at Miguel's grave. The family says the dog rarely leaves the site.
"We searched for him, but he had vanished," widow Veronica Guzman told "We thought he must have got run over and died.
'The following Sunday we went to the cemetery, and Damian recognized his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing as if he were crying."
Adding to the unusual circumstances, Veronica says the family never brought Capitan to the cemetery before he was discovered there.
"It is a mystery how he managed to find the place," she said.

Cop drags a 77 year old grandmother from her SUV

A local Texas police department is standing by an officer who dragged a 77-year-old grandmother out of her car for speeding after she repeatedly refused to provide her driver's license.
The entire arrest was caught on video by the Keene Police Department.
The woman, Lynn Bedford, of nearby Cleburne, was stopped on Aug. 19 for driving 66 mph in a 50-mph zone.
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Read more about this shit HERE and thanks to AE for the story.  

Some advice here, please.

Hey, does anyone have any first hand experience in converting small propane tanks (like for barbecues) into reserve tanks for compressed air? How hard would it be, and how much air will they hold? I'm figuring a propane tank would hold more air than a similar sized commercial tank due to the thickness of it. Would it be cost effective or should I just go buy one at the local auto parts store?


- Daver
This one oughta piss off about half my readers.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Predator calling - loud or low?

Dog tales

Had an email conversation tonight with the ol' boy that posted about the mushrooms almost killing his dogs a week or so back and he told me that they recovered faster than he was able to pay the vet bills. I mentioned that all of my dogs' favorite stunt was to wait until I had saved months and months for something I really wanted and then go out and get run over or something so I could spend my money making the vet's house payment instead of wasting it on a new gun or something.
That brought to mind the pup that I once brought home and that motherfucker had no sooner hit the doorstep and he started shitting and puking. Parvo. Godammit, I hadn't even named it yet. It was a free dog but damn, I can't watch any animal suffer, much less a puppy. So I haul the little bastard down to the vet and $800 later I had a lab pup named Evinrude. What really pissed me off was that damned dog was afraid of the water......


Goddamn, now I feel like Thomas Paine

Okay. We have enough of a fucking fight with the III Movement to be doing all the petty bullshit arguing within the III Movement.
If you don't like what Sam is doing with the Citadel and it doesn't affect you, shut the fuck up about it. It's called Freedom to do what they want. Yes, you have the Right to free speech, but ask yourself as a responsible (key word back there) Patriot, what good is going to come of it?
Y'all are acting like a bunch of sandbox bitches and we've got a huge fight in front of us. Seriously, sworn enemies are being made over comments between people that have never met. That's fucking stupid. I don't know about you, but my enemy is not Jose Blow down in Southern California that made a shitty remark one day, it's the motherfuckers that trample my Rights every day.
 So get your goddamned focus back on stockpiling food and ammo and doing your recons and leave the petty bullshit about blogrolls and FB friends out of it. All you're doing is adding fuel to a fire that needs to be put out so we can be ready when the time comes.
We're going to be needing each other more than you realize.

It's White Trash Wednesday!

- Lisa
Oh yeah, when Lisa saw this she told me to make damned sure everybody knew this wasn't her ass.

Land of the Free.....

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government's most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for renewal this week on Capitol Hill — has inadvertently gathered intelligence about U.S. citizens.
In a briefing for reporters on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Tuesday that the program designed to monitor international communications by terrorist suspects has collected an extraordinary amount of valuable intelligence overseas about foreign terrorist suspects while simultaneously protecting civil liberties of Americans.

I was nowhere in the area.


Prepare to launch!

Never when I'm around

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My rifle

My Mini-14 in it's sexy new camo stock from Hogue.
And for the curious, on the shelf behind it is a stone war club head, some Indian grinding pestles, a couple arrowheads, some obsidian, square nails, a crucible and the red rock is gold ore. Bottom shelf is books and my spotting scope in it's case. To the right of the cabinet is a bipod for my coyote rifle and my coyote pack.

New links

Folks, I added a few links tonight to my "Shit that might come in handy" column in my sidebar.
I can vouch for the quality of the products, I own Kershaws, Sog and Gerber knives and tools.
Go buy something before I turn CharlieGodammit loose on your ass.

What can I say?

Ain't nothing holding him back

Hmmm, he's done this before.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Yup, still Monday.....

Tattoo of the Year

- Montanasmama
Okay, this as close to a meat picture as you're ever gonna get.

Doug's slug gun

"Uh-oh. Wirecutter's up to something......"

For Deb

It's still Monday

Is that a red snapper?

Mouthy broad needed to learn when to shut the fuck up

PITTSFIELD -- A local man who police said attacked his mother last December after she yelled at him for eating too much bacon pleaded guilty to two charges on Thursday and was sentenced to four months in jail. In Central Berkshire District Court, 19-year-old Christopher Rougeau of Pittsfield pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and felony witness intimidation, for pushing his mother, grabbing her by the throat and knocking her to the ground, and disabling a phone she was trying to use to call for help. The incident began, according to a Pittsfield Police report, when Rougeau's mother came home and found him eating a large plate of bacon. She said she had been saving the meat for a special breakfast later in the week. Rougeau is already serving a six-month jail sentence for violating probation and his other sentence will run concurrently to that stint. The underlying charge was another assault and battery against his mother in June 2011.

Thanks to Steve for the link to this grave miscarriage of Justice.

Have Rifle Will Travel

SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Residents of Surfside Beach are concerned about coyotes in the community.Residents say coyotes have been killing neighborhood cats as well as squirrels and rabbits in recent weeks.
The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports town council this week authorized the town administrator to spend up to $5,000 to deal with the problem.
The town plans to set traps to capture the coyotes and print fliers to distribute to residents with tips on dealing with the animals.
The Department of Natural Resources says coyotes are not unusual in South Carolina and are found statewide.
Predator Xtreme

I bet that's going to leave a mark

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida -- A teenager is recovering after police say he shot himself in the penis and testicle while cleaning a gun he just bought.
It happened Thursday morning at a home on the 200 block of Verada Street in Port St. Lucie.
Police say 18-year-old Michael Smeriglio first lied to police saying someone shot him while he was walking down the street. After being questioned by police he admitted to accidentally doing it himself.
Doctors say the bullet went through his penis, his left testicle and then lodged itself in his thigh.
Smeriglio told police he bought the gun last month at a party.
While police were investigating at the home where it happened, they discovered marijuana in the house. That led to the arrest of the homeowner Joseph Lamar James, 22, on drug charges.

Thanks to George for the link.

Yeah, no shit. Fix your brakelight too, asshole.

- Hiswiserangel

We can only wish.....

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in his Democratic National Convention speech that immigrants would find life so intolerable under a Mitt Romney administration that they would, “self-deport.”

“Instead of supporting their dream, Governor Romney wants to make their lives so miserable, so oppressive, so intolerable that they would leave behind the life they’ve built and ‘self-deport’,” he said. “But we believe we’re a better country than that. And thanks to President Obama, as we keep on fighting for the DREAM Act, they can remain in the country they love.”

Really, Villaraigosa? You think so little of the immigrants of this country that they would return to their own much more oppressive, and even dangerous countries, just because the American government didn’t give them free handouts?
Villaraigosa has clearly never seen miserable, oppressive and intolerable, if he thinks an America where immigrants have to work toward their citizenship falls under that category.

Roger that, we have Wirecutter in sight.

Milfs - lovely, lovely Milfs