Saturday, October 20, 2012

CharlieGodammit - The Early Years

- Irish

Wirecutter's Line of Fine Hand Soaps

Yeah, no shit, huh?

Things you might find on me at any given time

From left to right (thanks, Tripseven): A Buck 119, probably the best all around camp knife ever made. Pop's Air Force survival knife that he carried on his last tour in Vietnam. A SOG NW Ranger, the sexiest fucking knife I have ever held. My new Kershaw OSO Sweet, sans clip. My Buck 110, I never leave home without it. A custom knife that was a gift from Brother Phil up in Reno, one of the best skinning knives I have ever used - well balanced and holds a razor edge, light but with enough backbone to crack through a coyote knee.
Top: An antique straight razor I've owned and carried for years and years. A Buck 373 for the little shit like peeling fruit and detailed skinning around the lips and eyeballs.
Bottom: A Marine Ka-Bar, unarguable the finest fighting knife ever made - heavy, well balanced, no finger grooves to mess up your grip and a steel pommel for whacking fuckers in the head.
So my everyday carry knives are the Buck 110, the 373, and the Kershaw. All 3 of them. Sometimes I also carry a neck knife (not pictured) or one of the other knives pictured above, depending on what I have going on that day or where I may be going. Pops survival knife got permantly retired to my safe 2 months ago today, but I carried that thing for years anytime I was up in the mountains.
I've got a few more laying around here and there - especially skinning knives, at least a half dozen, but these are the knives that I turn to when I need a job done right.

Shrapnel pile found in WWII Vet's remains

World War II veteran Ronald Brown of Exeter, England, died last week at 94 and left behind a surprising war memento in his cremated remains: six ounces of metal shrapnel.
Brown was on a mission in France in 1944 when he stepped on a land mine and searing metal shrapnel became lodged in his leg, according to the BBC. The 21-year-old then crawled two miles to find help.
Though Brown carried the odd memento with him for nearly 70 years, he often just told people he had a "bad knee."
"The medics just said it was too close to an artery and stitched him back up again," Brown's daughter, Jane Madden, 55, told the BBC.
It's not unheard of for military veterans to carry unpleasant war mementos inside their bodies, according to Dr. Michael Sise, trauma medical director of Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
"Plenty of American veterans of modern wars are carrying around shrapnel," Sise, a retired Navy surgeon and Gulf War veteran, told "People will survive with artillery rounds, small fragments, all sorts of things. It is not uncommon. Now, in the modern era, doing so many CAT scans, we find shrapnel all the time. We ask these patients: Were you in a war? And they often were."
Removing shrapnel often causes more damage than leaving it in, Sise said, which means Brown's doctors probably did the right thing in 1944.
Madden told the BBC her father was aware there was something in his leg, but probably had no idea it was nearly half a pound of metal.
"We were told he just had a bullet in his leg," she said, "because he would tell us: 'Careful with me bullet, it hurts.'"
Madden's three daughters hoped to keep the bullet as a way to remember their grandfather and asked the crematorium workers if they'd found it.
"We then got handed this bag of stuff," Madden said.
Crematorium employees had fished handfuls of gnarled metal from Brown's ashes.
Amazingly, aside from what Madden said was a long recovery time, her father's battle wounds "only seemed to affect him in cold weather."
Madden told the BBC the fragments were a testament to her father's bravery and will continue to remind the family of the respect they've always held for Brown. She added that relatives have changed their minds about what they once thought were the same old war stories.
"There's a lot of pride in the family about his service now," she said.

Gotta be California (again)

I thought cockfighting was illegal in California?

- Les

Yeah, and that's on the car next to his.

Shut up Lawanteisha!!! I'm lookin' for a man.



Not a big seller in San Francisco

I love proving people wrong

Likes raw milk = domestic terrorist


The unluckiest band in history

It's hard to believe that it has been 35 years since one of rock's best-known tragedies occured. On October 20, 1977, a chartered plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd--in the midst of a headlining tour and fresh off the release of their sixth album--crashed in a Gillsburg, Mississippi swamp.
The toll was dire: Three band members perished; the others were all severely injured. The drummer--who was one of the few able to walk--staggered out for help, and was allegedly shot at by an alarmed farmer. The band's record label scrambled to replace the new album's cover, which eerily forecasted the accident by portraying the members engulfed in flames.
Although the crash remains now and forever the darkest centerpiece in the band's legend--as well as a breeding ground for gruesome urban legends surrounding the various members' demises--fans know quite well it's far from the first or last tragedy the definitive Southern Rockers endured. In fact, Lynyrd Skynyrd has managed to earn the dubious distinction of "unluckiest band in history" over the years. Here's a cheat sheet to their unfortunate past few decades.
It is undisputably the creepiest, but the flaming album cover wasn't the first prediction of deadly events for Skynyrd. Trouble began for the hard-partying band a year before the plane crash, when guitarist Gary Rossington plowed his brand-new car into a tree along a Jacksonville, Florida road. He survived the incident and admitted he was under the influence at the time, prompting bandmates Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins to write "That Smell"--an ominous tune warning "Say you'll be all right come tomorrow, but tomorrow may not be here for you." (Ironically, the 60-year-old Rossington is the sole member of the original lineup still performing in the band.)

I saw Skynyrd in October of 1977 while they were on that tour in Columbus Georgia when I was 18 years old. Fucking show kicked ass, Ronnie Van Zant was burning up the stage in his bare feet. They were fronted by a band called the Winter Brothers (not Johnny and Edgar) that rocked the same style of music.
Yeah, that was one of my most memorable concerts.

ObamaCare 101

Cheap thrills

Fucking liberals......

What I want to know is what are those things in the top right corner? Baby's first dildo and butt plug?

Suddenly it wasn't so funny......

I've been driving the jap car back and forth to work last week because of the price of gas. Last night when I came in from work I sat down, picked up my computer and sneezed.
"Bless you" says Lisa.
"Thank you" I say and blow another sneeze into my hand. "Oh, that's fucking nasty." I get up to wipe my hand off.
"Brain lube?" Lisa starts laughing.
"Naw, Copenhagen everywhere. I hate it when that happens. Keep laughing - you should see your steering wheel."
Uh-huh. Who's laughing now?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hey, I couldn't come up with 5 bills right now myself.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A survey of about 1,100 Americans finds that more than 4-in-10 respondents admit they don’t have more than $500 in readily accessible savings.
The survey is a kind of departure for, a website that compares credit card deals. Not respondents all were poor. Some had big houses, big mortgages or 401(k)s, but still no more than five Benjamins to rub together right now.

Coyote hunt canceled

From Murray referring to the coyote derby that I posted about a few days back:

that hunt that Calibers was set to run ?
the one with two (2) Bushmasters as grand prize ?
cancelled .... apparently the staff and owner were getting much abuse/e-mails-calls, some from a far away as [ wait for it ... wait !] San Francisco telling them they were inhuman monstes and such
friggin hope the local bedwetters have their fuckin poodles snatched by a hungry one
it's been bone dry here fior a couple years, and game is scarce, so naturally they've been rolling into developed neighborhoods for easy buffet - beats chasing jacks

Wirecutter - The Early Years

A tip from ol' Wirecutter

- John



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oh..... Fuck!!!


Wonderful. Grapes of Wrath replayed.

A massive dust storm swirling reddish-brown clouds over northern Oklahoma triggered a multi-vehicle accident along a major interstate Thursday, forcing police to shut down part of the heavily traveled roadway amid near blackout conditions.
In a scene reminiscent of the Dust Bowl days, choking dust suspended on strong wind gusts shrouded Interstate 35, which links Dallas and Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Mo. Video from television station helicopters showed the four-lane highway virtually disappearing into billowing dust on the harsh landscape near Blackwell, plus dozens of vehicles scattered in the median and on the shoulders.
"I've never seen anything like this," said Jodi Palmer, a dispatcher with the Kay County Sheriff's Office. "In this area alone, the dirt is blowing because we've been in a drought. I think from the drought everything's so dry and the wind is high."


Stay home, motherfuckers. There's already enough goddamned Okies here in Kalifornia. My grandparents beat you here by 80 years.....

Pop up - shoot back targets. Cool.

Homeland Security graduates first Corps of Homeland Youth

October 7, 2012.
The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth across the country.

On September 13, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security graduated its first class of FEMA Corps first-responders. While the idea of having a volunteer force of tens of thousands of volunteers scattered across the country to aid in times of natural disasters sounds great, the details and timing of this new government army is somewhat curious, if not disturbing.

Unlike most local disaster response teams who are volunteers, training periodically and only showing up when there’s a disaster, the FEMA Corps will be a paid, full time, standing army of government youth. FEMA Deputy Administrator Sarino goes on to explain, ‘The new members, who range in age from 18-24 years old, will contribute to a dedicated, trained, and reliable disaster workforce by working full-time for ten months on federal disaster response and recovery efforts.’
In closing his announcement of the first graduating class of FEMA Corps Youth, Sarino describes his and the agency’s vision of the future, one where ‘FEMA Corps sets the foundation for a new generation of emergency managers’.
Excerpted from HERE



The two party system

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hot damn! A coyote derby!

An Albuquerque gun business is having a contest to see which two men can kill the most coyotes. The grand prize for winning the contest is a pair of AR-15 rifles. The contest has people sounding off about the upcoming contest.
The people who live around the Village of Corrales may have never met Susan Weiss, but they've seen her.
"The coyote lady. That's what i'm referred to as, the coyote lady," Weiss said. She likes the title. She has been an advocate for the "Coexist with Coyotes" group for more than a decade and thinks the coyotes get a bad rap. When she heard about the "Coyote Calling" contest by Caliber's to see who could kill the most coyotes, she was disgusted.
"Hunting to eat is one matter. But just hunting for a contest I think is really immoral and disgusting," Weiss said. "Most of the people that I talk to really enjoy seeing them and don't want to bother them and do understand that they have to keep their animal- their own animals safe."

Caliber's owner, Ryan Burt, said he was approached by several ranchers from around the state who have been dealing with the coyote problems. He thinks it's a win-win situation for Caliber's sportsmen who get to hunt, and for ranchers who have coyote issues.
"There's a balance. right now the balance according to our ranching and farming community is that it's kind of shifted to the coyotes favor," Burt said.
Burt and Weiss are both in agreement that whether you like it or not, no one is breaking any laws. Coyotes have absolutely no protection by any law in New Mexico.
Thanks to Stevie Foodstamps for the tip.


Okay, last year a non-resident non-game hunting license in New Mexico was 66 bucks. Go get 'em.

"I believe in standing up for myself......"

O'BRIEN, Ore. (AP) — There's no room in the county jail for burglars and thieves. And the sheriff's department in a vast, rural corner of southwest Oregon has been reduced by budget cuts to three deputies on patrol eight hours a day, five days a week.
But people in this traditionally self-reliant section of timber country aren't about to raise taxes to put more officers on the road. Instead, some folks in Josephine County, larger than the state of Rhode Island, are taking matters into their own hands — mounting flashing lights on their trucks and strapping pistols to their hips to guard communities themselves. Others have put together a virtual neighborhood watch, using Facebook to share tips and information.
"I believe in standing up for myself rather than waiting for the government to do something for me," said Sam Nichols, a retired marina manager.
Nichols has organized a posse of about a dozen fed-up residents who have started patrolling the small community of O'Brien, which has about 750 residents.

Gotta make them earn their keep somehow

You'll know when you're on my street

Because everybody loves a redhead

Buy the DVDs at the flea market, kid. Ten for Ten.....

Barstool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for a beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.

If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.00
The sixth would pay $3.00
The seventh would pay $7.00
The eighth would pay $12.00
The ninth would pay $18.00
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.00

So that’s what they decided to do. The men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with arraignment, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. “Since you are all such good customers, he said, I 'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.00". Drinks for the ten men now cost just $80.00.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get there "fair share?" They realized that $20.00 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody 's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so:

The fifth man like the first four, now paid nothing 100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28% savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before! And the first four continued to drink for free.

But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20" declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, "but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that’s right," shouted the seventh man, "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in union. We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him, even cursing him for his absence.

But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill! Looking at each other, they began swearing at their absent companion.

And that, boys and girls, journalist and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

Warning: this joke above may be above the capability of the average Democrat to understand {or unless you are completely braindead, you will recognize Barack Obama's position on "soaking those evil rich people", and this may cause random cases of heart failure.

- Miss Lisa

Bacon. Mmmmm, bacon......

A bacon weaved grilled cheese sandwich......

- Hiswiserangel

Mirror mirror on the wall.....

I can't take that damned dog anywhere

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Too many coincidences. Way too many.

As I noted in the introduction to my book, The Obama Timeline, a jury at a murder trial will often find the accumulated circumstantial evidence so overwhelming that a guilty verdict is obvious—even though there may be no witness to the crime. "The jurors in the Scott Peterson trial believed the collection of evidence more than they believed Scott Peterson. Among other things, the jury thought that being arrested with $15,000 in cash, recently-dyed hair, a newly-grown goatee, four cell phones, camping equipment, a map to a new girlfriend's house, a gun, and his brother's driver's license certainly did not paint a picture of a grieving husband who had nothing to do with his pregnant wife's disappearance and murder."

In the four years I have been gathering information about—and evidence against—Barack Hussein Obama, I have encountered hundreds of coincidences that strike me as amazing. None of those coincidences, by themselves, may mean much. But taken as a whole it is almost impossible to believe they were all the result of chance.

Consider the Obama-related coincidences:

Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama's communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

Thanks to Don for the link.

Wirecutter - The Early Years.

Relax. It's just camel kisses.

Monday, October 15, 2012

You couldn't plan this any better

Wirecutter - The Younger Years

- Dave

Comment of the Day

From the post earlier today about Young Achmed.

Anonymous said...
This picture, attempting to depict a young islamic child, is a direct slur against a noble heritage of cultural practices....of gender identification and sexual discovery of and by, nomadic creatures.......may Allah curse your prairie and wilderness fortunes....Lancaster County, Nebraska Commission on Attitudinal Diversity and Cultural Acceptance...funded by the Nebraska Democratic Party, and the Lincoln, Nebraska Gay and Lesbian Alliance.......
wirecutter said...
A noble heritage of what, wiping your ass with your hand? Having sex with animals? Killing your women when they piss you off?
You didn't have to say that you are funded by the Nebraska Democratic Party, and the Lincoln, Nebraska Gay and Lesbian Alliance.
I already had that figured out.

Young Achmed discovers sex

- Dave

Uh-oh. I'm busted.

These are some warning signs that that you have turned into a terrorist who will soon kill your co-workers, according to the U.S. military. You’ve recently changed your “choices in entertainment.” You have “peculiar discussions.” You “complain about bias,” you’re “socially withdrawn” and you’re frustrated with “mainstream ideologies.” Your “Risk Factors for Radicalization” include “Social Networks” and “Youth.”
These are some other signs that one of your co-workers has become a terrorist, according to the U.S. military. He “shows a sudden shift from radical to ‘normal’ behavior to conceal radical behavior.” He “inquires about weapons of mass effects.” He “stores or collects mass weapons or hazardous materials.”
- Wisco Dave

I'm starting to look forward to Milfy Mondays

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm glad I don't shoot a double stacked 9mm

Me and Lisa took off for a ride today, headed up to Mariposa and then wandered back home through the southern mines. You gotta understand that whenever I take off like this I never drive straight there or come straight home. I'm forever wandering on little side jaunts to check out shit that I discovered 30 years ago or something that somebody told me about months ago. I can turn a 30 mile trip into an all day affair without even trying. Let me put it this way: I once left the house for gas and ended up in Salt Lake City a couple of days later.
You can see what I mean about today. We started out where the little man is and headed southeast along the bottom route and returned home on the other one.

Anyways, after being in the jap car for a few hours my ass was beginning to fucking ache, below my belt line and my left ass cheek. Fucking sciatica acting up. Or so I thought until I got to the Savemart right before we got home and I reached for my wallet and ran across my reload in my back pocket. Two hundred miles sitting on a loaded 45 magazine......

Watch him flip flop if he's elected

Gun-rights groups perceive President Barack Obama as a threat to unfettered access to firearms. They once had qualms about Mitt Romney, too.
But times and circumstances have changed for Romney, the GOP presidential nominee now in tune with the National Rifle Association and similar organizations, whose members are motivated voters.
In the tight White House race, every bit of support helps, especially in the most closely contested states and particularly from groups that claim millions of members nationwide.
Romney's prior embrace of weapon-control proposals had put him crossways with the NRA and others. These days, Romney is on their good side by opposing renewal of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons, additional regulations on gun shows and suggested federal gun registration requirements.
The NRA and some less prominent organizations are spending big money on mailings, radio ads, TV commercials and booths at game fairs to promote the former Massachusetts governor and portray Obama as hostile to gun rights.

He's a fucking politician and will say whatever he needs to in order to get elected. Remember, he was the governor of one of the most anti-2A states in the Union. Were there any repeals of any gun laws in Massachusettes when he was governor? No? Did he support the Assault Weapon ban? Yes. It's a matter of public record.
This man will attempt to take your guns away. Just watch.

Well, it must be true then.


The calendar is flipping toward two big late-fall events: Halloween and the presidential election.
A business owner has married the two in his New Jersey storefront. His anti-Obama, Halloween-themed window displays the president as a witch doctor.
Expression of free speech? Maybe. But also a bad business decision, apparently.
The voodoo storefront has evoked outrage in the beachfront community of Spring Lake, N.J. But Bill Skuby, 66, owner of the local men's store, Skuby & Co. Lifestyle Clothing, insists that the display is not political. ... "It's personal."
The store's window display depicts an image of Obama's head superimposed in the body of a witch doctor that rests atop the word "Obamacare." The witch doctor image is placed under a tombstone epithet that reads, "I Told You I Was Sick," accompanied by a photo of the president in a doctor's coat and stethoscope.
On the tombstone stands an Obama bobble-head doll sporting a long-sleeved tee that reads, "Hoax," and underneath that is a zombie mannequin rising from the dead wearing a hat that says "F.Y.B.O.," an acronym apparently for an expletive phrase denouncing the president.
"This whole thing started as a statement from an individual voicing his opinion," Skuby told ABC News during a phone conversation that was briefly interrupted when someone from the street came in to give him a piece of their mind. "Now it has brought total negativity to Spring Lake."
The display has generated both outrage and support, ABC News' New York City station WABC reported.
"Our children and grandchildren can walk by, and I think this represents the worst that America can display in campaigning," said Spring Lake resident Suzanne Herrmann.
But Ray Miller told WABC's Jen Maxfield, "Good for [Skuby]. Someone has to stand up for our country."
The Halloween-themed display debuted Oct. 4. Skuby said that he did a similar one last year "and no one said a word. But this is an election year and now, suddenly, everyone wants to be involved."
The store owner said he has received a wave of threats from all over the country aimed at him and his six children, including death threats that he has reported to the police.
"This is America, isn't it?" Skuby asked. "Aren't we able to say and do pretty much what we want to do?"
Skuby, who admitted that his business has suffered because of his visual expression, said the community is trying to run him out of town. He said people have made him out to be a racist because of his anti-Obama display.
"If you want to call me a racist then go ahead. I can assure you I am not a racist; I just really want to see Obama go." Skuby said. "This is a good example of where race relations are under this guy's administration. ... This has absolutely nothing to do with race."
Skuby said that if Mitt Romney had the same plan as the president; his picture would be in the window.
Skuby said he isn't taking the display down until after the holiday.
"My window is my voice and I get one shot to have my voice be heard." he said. "I don't regret putting up the display. At some point, you have to take a stand and that is what I am doing. I want Obama out."