Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Mexico coyote hunt is still on

Despite criticism, a controversial coyote kill is still on in Los Lunas, but not without a fight.
About 20 people gathered outside of Gunhawk Firearms Saturday to protest the coyote kill contest.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 told you about Caliber's Gun Shop backing out of its coyote-killing contest in October. But now, Gunhawk owners say they plan on to hold their own despite public outcry.
Those opposed and for the contest voiced their opinions.
"Coyotes are vermin, and so they're not of any use," Jeremy Boch, who is in favor of the contest, said. "They kill cattle and that costs rancher's money."
"It is wrong because this is one of the most violent counties in the state," protestor Elizabeth Dicharry said. "We have one of the highest rates of animal abuse in the state. We have one of the highest rates of child abuse in the state."
Police were called out to the event after the things got heated between the two groups, but we're told everything calmed down after they were separated.
The contest is set for Nov. 17 and 18.
Thanks to Stevie Foodstamps for the tip.

Winterizing your git kit

Summer time is gone, even here in sunny Kalifornia so it's time to re-think and re-pack your git kits. My pack is configured to keep me sustained for 3 days and that's food, medications, clothing, shelter, water purification, first aid, personal hygiene, a roll of 4 ply Charmin because I have a delicate heinie and other basic survival items.

Take out the summer clothing and the poncho liners and add the heavier clothing and sleeping bag. Throw in a couple of pairs of hunting gloves. Check your food and make sure you have enough additional calories for winter ops and kick in a few extra energy bars for good measure. Change out your matches and lighters, sunscreen, meds, and spare batteries. Inventory your first aid kit and throw in a couple of space blankets and lip balm. Don't forget the wool watchcaps, bacalavas and shemag rags. I hear that not only do they keep your head warm but they make pretty handy masks.
Another thing that I add is some of that firestarter made by Duraflame, found at your local market. Buy a brick of that and cut some pieces off and put them in baggies. No sense in carrying around the whole brick unless your firemaking skills are completely hopeless.
Once your pack is completely repacked, take it outside and waterproof the hell out of it, being sure to cover it thoroughly, every nook, cranny and wrinkle. I use Kiwi's Camp Dry for canvas, but the chemical smell is so bad it'll give you a headache unless you leave it outside overnight to air out. The stuff does work - just make sure you get the stuff for canvas and not cloth.
Don't neglect your footwear. You ain't gonna be effective if your feet are wet and so cold that you can't feel them, or so blistered and sore you wished you couldn't. Make sure you waterproof them, again with Kiwi's, paying particular attention to the seams and tongue. Replace the laces that came with them with 550 cord. Cut it to length, melt the ends shut and lace 'em in. I use 550 cord on my workboots and the boots wear out before the 550 cord even looks worn. Most of all, make sure your boots fit. Don't mail order them, go to the store and actually try them on before you buy them.
Check your firearms, clean them and oil them according to your winter climate. Yes, it does matter. Inspect your cleaning kits, making sure you have plenty of oil. Clean and oil your magazines. Check your ammo for corrosion, replace as necessary. Check your knives and multi-tools, sharpen or tighten up as needed and give them a very light coating of oil.

Colder weather can be miserable if you're not prepared for it, and if you're in a position that you're having to use your git kit, you don't need to be worrying about being cold and wet. An hour or two right now can prevent that.
Oh, one more tip: If you wear glasses like I do, put some antifog stuff on them. Ask your optometrist what he recommends.

Flour tortillas made easy

These tortillas have real body and taste. They are perfect for gorditas, fajitas and eating out of hand.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk (2% is fine)
Stir together the flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the salt and vegetable oil to the lukewarm milk and whisk briefly to incorporate. Gradually add the milk to the flour, and work the mixture into a dough. It will be sticky.

Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with flour and knead vigorously for about 2 minutes (fold and press, fold and press). The kneading will take care of the stickiness. Return the dough to the bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rest for 15 minutes. (This dough will not rise, but it needs a rest.)

Divide your dough into 8 balls of equal size, cover them, and let them rest again for about 20 minutes. Avoid letting them touch, if you don't want them to stick together.

Dust your work surface with flour. Working one at a time, remove each piece of dough and pat it into a 5-inch circle. With a rolling pin, roll out the tortilla, working from the center out, until you have a 7- or 8-inch tortilla a little less than 1/4-inch thick. Transfer the tortilla to a hot, dry skillet or griddle. It will begin to blister. Let it cook for 30 seconds, turn it, and let the other side cook for 30 seconds.



While this is a good kitchen recipe, it's a pain in the ass and not practical when you're doing it over a fire to go with your frijoles. Here's the Wirecutter way:
Premeasure and mix your dry ingredients before you leave. Use canned or dehydrated milk, canned being the best. Build a fire and find a couple of flat rocks, making sure they're not shale. That shit'll explode on you when it gets hot. Use one rock to prepare, the other to cook on. Put the smaller of the rocks on the bed of coals, then commence to adding your milk and oil and kneading. Let the shit set for a bit, then pat it out into tortillas about an 1/8" thick. Forget the step about making them into little balls and letting them set some more, you're fucking hungry and ain't got time for that gourmet shit. Pop them on the hot rock and just when the top side starts to bubble and you see a wisp of smoke, grab the edge with your fingers and flip it over. Do not use tongs or a fork, that automatically brands you as a pussy.
***As a side note, I usually don't use oil when I make tortillas, I use the traditional lard but a bottle of oil is a little easier to transport and use when you're away from the house.***

What are you bitching about? It's free......

OCEANPORT, New Jersey (Reuters) - It is hard to sleep at night inside the tent city at Oceanport, New Jersey. A few hundred Superstorm Sandy refugees have been living here since Wednesday - a muddy camp that is a sprawling anomaly amidst Mercedes Benz dealerships and country clubs in this town near the state's devastated coastal region.
Inside the giant billowy white tents, the massive klieg lights glare down from the ceiling all night long. The air is loud with the buzz of generators pumping out power. The post-storm housing — a refugee camp on the grounds of the Monmouth Park racetrack - is in lockdown, with security guards at every door, including the showers.
No one is allowed to go anywhere without showing their I.D. Even to use the bathroom, "you have to show your badge," said Amber Decamp, a 22-year-old whose rental was washed away in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
The mini city has no cigarettes, no books, no magazines, no board games, no TVs, and no newspapers or radios. On Friday night, in front of the mess hall, which was serving fried chicken and out-of-the-box, just-add-water potatoes, a child was dancing and dancing — to nothing. "We're starting to lose it," said Decamp. "But we have nowhere else to go."

It's true, I'm an outlaw.

When my divorce to The Evil One was finalized a couple of years ago I went down and submitted the forms to have my withholding stauts changed but failed to recognize that while my federal withholding changed, my state didn't. The first year I filed it just meant I got a little less back on my refund, but last year for some reason I ended up owing something like $500, which I didn't happen to have at the moment. So I sent them back their return telling them they'll get their money when I get it, like that was ever gonna happen. Hell, I remarried this year so I figured if nothing else, the motherfuckers can take what I owed them from last year out of what they're gonna owe me this year. Simple solution, right?
Wrong. I got a letter in the mail this morning from my employer saying that my wages have been garnished by the State Franchise Board. I guess the various groups like Save the Delta Smelt, LA RAZA, Gay Veterans Against War, Code Pink and other bloodsuckers are feeling a bit of a pinch and need my money.
Money's tight as always and right before Christmas, too. Motherfuckers.

I do get some satisfaction though - it's going to cost those dumb motherfuckers more than what I owe to recover the money with as efficient as the government is. Plus you gotta figure that I cost the state at least that much every year with the mischief I cause throughout my daily travels and adventures so I figure I'm still coming out ahead.

But on the bright side, I can now add tax evader to my long list of other accomplishments. Pops would be so proud.....

Goodbye, Summer.


Happy Birthday to the USMC

Sacrificing Liberty for percieved safety

LOS ANGELES ( — Officials said 38 anti-crime cameras will soon be installed in downtown Los Angeles.
In the coming weeks, this new equipment will replace cameras which have been broken or failing for years.
Andrea Fujii, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, says the cameras should make streets safer.
She spoke with Jennifer Otto, co-owner of Wax Candy, a downtown business. With dozens of female clients, her store put a premium on safety for staffers and patrons coming in and out of her Fashion District business.
Skid Row is a few blocks away. Otto says sometimes vagrants have come inside her establishment. With Wax Candy closing at 8 o’clock every night — and it being darker — the women who work here say they look forward to a little extra security.
She believes her customers and workers will feel safer with the cameras. “They know there’s someone watching out for them.”

"They better give me a Walmart gift card or something"

CHICAGO (CBS) – About 3,000 people lined up for the city’s first-ever jobs fair on Friday – some of them waiting in line for up to six hours – hoping to apply for work with the city, but many left frustrated after learning the only way to apply for a job was to go online.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the job fair, expecting a warm welcome from job seekers, but instead ran into lots of ticked-off people.
More than 3,000 people showed up for the 55 posted job openings, but city hiring rules require all applications be filed online, so many of those who attended left frustrated at having to stand in line for hours, without being able to actually apply for a job.
Anthony Rodgers was the first person in line at Kennedy-King College on Friday, showing up at 3 a.m. for a job fair that didn’t open until 9 a.m. By the time it started, a line of people hoping to land a job with the city, or one of its sister agencies, had snaked around the block.
“I need a job. I need a job, that’s the bottom line. … The best way to get a job? Be there before your employer’s there,” Rodgers said.
His goal was the same as everyone else in line – to get a job. But many said the job fair wasn’t what they were expecting – a chance to sit down and apply for or interview for a job, not simply meet a few city officials and be told they had to apply online.
City officials were not conducting job interviews, or hiring anyone on the spot. Officials said all job applications for city jobs must be done online, because of city hiring rules and the federal Shakman decree that bans political-based hiring for most city jobs.
However, city representatives did offer assistance in applying for jobs online using computers provided by the city, and also informed job seekers about workshops on résumé writing and job interview skills.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the event left many of those job seekers wondering why someone didn’t tell them from the start to use their computers to apply for a city job, rather than stand in line for hours in the cold.
Cherrie Moore said, “They just got fliers of resources, things we could have got on the Internet, things we probably already know about.”
Rodney Booker said, “I stood in line for four hours. They better give me a Wal-Mart gift card, or something.”

Looks like you're on your own after Christmas


I had an Uncle that was colorblind - His mantra when he pulled up to a stoplight was "Top is stop, bottom is go".
Driving with Leonard was interesting to say the least, especially after he had a few and would get the two mixed up.

Eric's 5x5

Stand And Resist

An open letter I was asked to post:

The United States Militias are with you.
Do not despair, do not relent.

We welcome the removal of masks and the hardness of truth. You are not alone. We were here when it all started. We have paid in blood and tears for thirty years, as many of you now realize you will have to pay. Do not let fear drive you. Do not give up five minutes before the miracle occurs. You are not beaten until you are in the cold hard ground. Do not hide. Do not give up one inch. Go boldly into the fray with faith in your heart and a song on your lips. You, the Patriots of this age are our Sinn Fein, we need you to stand. And in standing, become the stone that can not be moved.

Find the Militia in your State, you will find a brotherhood that the Marxists and the Corrupt can not match. You will be welcomed, you will be educated, you will be trained to be an effective freedom fighter.

“We are what our forefathers envisioned, strong-willed,and self-reliant. We are the legacy they fought to build. We are not anti-government, We are anti-corruption. We are not anti-immigrant, We are pro-citizenship. We are not separatists, We are Constitutionalists. We know our history and revere it, We love our country and fear for it. We are your mechanics, and your insurance agents. Your police and your firefighters. We are your neighbors. We are Citizens and We are the Militia.”


“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall”

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son ?
And where have you been my darling young one ?
I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains
I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways
I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests
I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans
I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

Oh, what did you see, my blue eyed son ?
And what did you see, my darling young one ?
I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it
I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it
I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’
I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’
I saw a white ladder all covered with water
I saw ten thousand takers whose tongues were all broken
I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son ?
And what did you hear, my darling young one ?
I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’
I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world
I heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin’
I heard ten thousand whisperin’ and nobody listenin’
I heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin’
Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter
Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

Oh, who did you meet my blue-eyed son ?
Who did you meet, my darling young one ?
I met a young child beside a dead pony
I met a white man who walked a black dog
I met a young woman whose body was burning
I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow
I met one man who was wounded in love
I met another man who was wounded and hatred
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard
And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.

And what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son ?
And what’ll you do now my darling young one ?
I’m a-goin’ back out ‘fore the rain starts a-fallin’
I’ll walk to the deepths of the deepest black forest
Where the people are a many and their hands are all empty
Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters
Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison
Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden
Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten
Where black is the color, where none is the number
And I’ll tell and think it and speak it and breathe it
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it
Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’
But I’ll know my songs well before I start singin’
And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard
It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.


Approved by the Commanders of the following Militia Units:
Ohio Valley Minutemen – Citizen’s Volunteer Militia (OH/WV)
Tomball Militia – (Tomball TX)
South East Michigan Volunteer Militia- (MI)
Western Kansas Militia, A Co.- (KS)
Texas Lightfighters 3/5- (TX)
Northwest Washington Recon- (WA)
Georgia Militia- (GA)
South East Constitutional Militias- Charter Oaks Group- (FL)
Southern Ohio Volunteers- (OH)
Indiana Sentinels- (IN)
Illinois Sons of Liberty- (IL)
42nd Field Force, 63rd Bn Eastern Washington Light Foot Militia- (WA)
Northern California State Militia- (CA)
Miami Valley Militia- (OH)
Illinois Militia- (IL)
3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry-A Co.- (KY)
17th CERT/17TH SOG- (KY)
Tennessee Defense Force- (TN)
Colorado 1st Patriots Defense Force- (CO)
Allegheny Rangers Militia- (PA)

Copies sent to an additional 46 Militia Units Nationwide

Friday, November 09, 2012

Woody's 4x3 Colorado mule deer

Woody, a true III Percenter, a Marine and a good friend of mine.


I've gotten several emails over the years asking about the name Wirecutter, who gave it to me? What did I do to earn it?
I hate to dissapoint you kiddies but I gave it to myself in a perfectly innocent way. I collect antique barbed wire and I went on ebay to see if they had any for sale. Not only did they have a wide selection but they had some really rare pieces so I registered for ebay. My first screen name was Fencecutter but them damned old cowboys kept refusing my bids until finally one of them wrote me and let me know that fence cutting is a bullwhipping offense damned near everywhere and folks weren't seeing the humor in my name. I probably should've thought that one through a little better. So I changed my name to Wirecutter and eventually bought and sold several thousand dollars worth of collectable barbed wire on ebay, and becoming well known enough around the valley that I've got several barbed wire displays loaned to cowboy/western museums in California.
So there you have it. No big deal.

Free hunting & fishing magazine

And as long as I'm pushing shit, American Outdoorsman magazine is available to view online for free. Go here to register:

Lee found a picture of my old girlfriend in a thong

Paladin Press sale

Paladin Press is having a sale on all survival titles if you're interested. For the particulars and the discount code, go HERE

Fucking wonderful

Ashley Judd, an actress and philanthropist (AIDS prevention, reproductive health), would not rule out a future campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Friday.
The Louisville Courier-Journal reported Judd is eying McConnell's Senate seat, which is up for grabs in 2014. Judd campaigned for President Barack Obama in 2012 and, in 2008, she appeared in an environmental ad campaign for the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, in which she was critical of Sarah Palin's position on wildlife protection in Alaska.

Irish dared me. Blame him.

At that instant.....

Proof they're faking it for the benefits?

A little midnight snack?

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Wirecutter - The Early Years

Why I'm not allowed in the kitchen

Fucking Okies.....

Three dead bodies turn up at the mortuary, all with very big smiles on their faces. The coroner calls the police to tell them what has happened. The coroner tells the detective: "First body: A wealthy New Yorker, 60, died of heart failure while with his mistress. Hence the enormous smile. Second body: Texan, 25, won $10,000 on the Lottery, spent it all on whiskey, died of alcohol poisoning, hence the smile".
The detective asked "What about the third body?"
 "Ah" says the coroner "This is the most unusual one. Billy Joe Shattucks, from Oklahoma, 30, struck by lightning."
"Why is he smiling then?" inquires the detective.
"Thought he was having his picture taken".

Whattya see? Look twice. And one more time.....

Feinstein is behind this? NOOOOOOO!!!!!

The agenda no longer needs to be hidden from public view. With President Obama winning another term and democrats taking control of the Senate, the move to fundamentally change America from within has begun – with a vengeance.
We’re all aware of the restrictive gun laws in the State of California which require low capacity magazines for handguns, fixed magazines for “assault” rifles, and a whole lot of running around just to be granted the right to carry a concealed firearm.
Now, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who has championed gun control in her state for decades and co-wrote the original assault weapons ban enacted by the federal government in the 1990′s, wishes to bring even more stringent federal mandates to the land of the free.
What is being proposed by Feinstein is the most significant attack on the second amendment in history.
It would essentially ban thousands of firearms and require gun owners to turn them over to the Federal government.
Thanks to Hiswiserangel for the link

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

As a result of the election.....

From David over at Odd Man

1984 and Fuck the TSA & DHS

The TSA and its mother agency, the Department of Homeland Security, was hurriedly established during the harried, hysterical weeks following the 9/11 attacks. Once designed to replace private airport security firms that were blamed for allowing the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists to slip past checkpoints and take over four commercial airliners with razor blades, the TSA has since grown into a regulatory, bureaucratic behemoth that now claims jurisdiction over other modes of travel, including bus and train stations.
‘The future of transportation security will be gathering intelligence technologically’
In the future, the agency will want to track all of your daily travels, no matter where you go, according to predictions made by some security experts.
“Air travelers are increasingly subjected to revealing full-body scans or enhanced pat-downs – all in the name of keeping the skies safe,” writes Bill Briggs at NBC News. But apparently, we ain’t seen nothing yet.
“As America prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks in the U.S., security experts question whether freedom, speed and personal space will one day return to air travel – while still maintaining high standards of safety,” he wrote in August 2011.
Technology, which is increasingly serving as a double-edged sword these days, could produce what security experts foresee as a bumper crop of detection tools in the future. That could include biometrics, electronic fingerprinting and behavioral analysis, all of which would produce quicker, smoother and less intrusive travel screening in the years ahead.
Others; however, envision a Big Brother-type of government that gets even more intrusive, perhaps even requiring chip-embedded passports or other travel documents we’d be required to carry that would reveal to federal transportation watchdogs everything about our daily travels – commutes to work, to sporting events, shopping centers – even to social gatherings.
All, of course, in the name of “security.”
Excerpted from HERE

Ummm, 400 is more than a few, Stud.

JACKSON, Miss. — A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.
The university said in a statement Wednesday that the gathering at the student union began late Tuesday night with about 30 to 40 students, but grew within 20 minutes as word spread. Some students chanted political slogans while others used derogatory racial statements and profanity, the statement said.
The incident comes just after the 50th anniversary of violent rioting that greeted the forced integration of Ole Miss with the enrollment of its first black student, James Meredith.
Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones promised an investigation and said “all of us are ashamed of the few students who have negatively affected the reputations of each of us and of our university.”

And it starts.....

In initially off-the-record comments to the Des Moines Register's editors in October, President Barack Obama said that if he won re-election, he would owe it to Latinos.
"Should I win a second term," Obama said, "a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community."
Exit polls show the president's prediction was on the mark.
The national exit poll estimated that about 10 percent of those who voted in the presidential election identified as Hispanic, marking Latinos' highest-ever share of the electorate. Latinos backed Obama over challenger Mitt Romney a resounding 71 to 27 percent.
Gary Segura, a pollster for Latino Decisions and a professor at Stanford University, told reporters on Wednesday that he believes the exit poll understated Latinos' support for Obama by 4 points, and that the president actually won 75 percent of their vote.
Segura estimates that Latinos gave Obama an extra 2.3 percentage points in the popular vote. If Romney had managed to nab just 35 percent of Latinos, he would have won the popular vote, Segura said. (President George W. Bush captured at least that share of Latinos in 2000 and 2004, showing Republicans are backsliding with the group.)
Leaders of immigrant rights and Latino groups told reporters in a conference call on Wednesday that Obama owes his second term to Latino voters, and should repay them by passing comprehensive immigration reform. Obama promised to pass a law legalizing many of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the country while he campaigned four years ago, and he's been chastised by Latino leaders for breaking his promise.
"Obama is going to return to the White House more energized to take these issues seriously," said Ben Monterroso, the director of Mi Familia Vota, a national organization that encourages Latinos to vote.
Eliseo Medina, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, said Latino voters had sent a message to Obama. "We expect leadership on comprehensive immigration reform in 2013," he said. "To both sides we say: 'No more excuses.'"
The heavy pro-Obama Latino vote also sends a message to the Republican Party, which needs to make inroads in the fast-growing Hispanic community to survive. Ana Navarro, a Miami-based Republican political strategist who had warned Republicans to take a softer tone on immigration if they wanted to win the election, wrote on Twitter that gaining only 27 percent of the Latino vote is a "disgrace."
Most Latino voters said in the Latino Decisions poll that the most important issues to them in this election were the economy and jobs. Thirty-five percent of the voters listed immigration reform as their key issue.
"Our party needs to realize that it's too old and too white and too male, and it needs to figure out how to catch up with the demographics of the country before it's too late," Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union, told Politico. "Our party needs a lot of work to do if we expect to be competitive in the near future."

Something to make y'all feel better

Go for it.....

Another "Aw fuck'" moment in time

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Never one to mince words.....

So the polling places are closed and the votes are in.
If you come here for humor or my warped point of view but are not a III Percenter and you voted, no matter who you voted for, then good for you. You exercised your Right.

My issue now is with those III Percenters that come here that voted Romney or Obama.
In case you haven't been reading the III blogs, our goal is a return to a Constitutional Government. That's the reason we exist. Romney is NOT a Constitutional man. He is a fucking politician, not a Statesman. His record speaks volumes.
By voting Romney/Obama, you just set our goals back another 4 years. You just showed your true colors. You like the III behind your name, you like to fly the flag and wear the patches but your fucking values are shallow. You had a chance to show your dissatisfaction to the political machine and you fucked it off. You just betrayed us at the polls.
I can look at myself in the mirror and know in my heart that I am a Man of Principle. Not only do I talk the line but I also walk the line. I have never signed my name with a III but I will tonight. I deserve it.
-KennyLane III

Election Day 2012

- Hiswiserangel

Monday, November 05, 2012

Vote your heart

The day CharlieGodammit finally snapped.....

Joey Cheese - Guido Squirrel

Woo-hoo! I got an iPhone!!!

- Irish

Keeping the youngsters occupied

CharlieGoddamit destroys yet another rawhide bone while my little brother Kirk, who is home on leave, looks at porn on his new phone.
Okay, I don't know for sure he was looking at porn but if I had a phone that could access the internet, I would be.

And the loser is: AMERICA!!!!!

So it comes down to the wire tomorrow - months and months of speculation, false accusations, promises made to be broken, finger pointing, and so forth. Kind of sounds like a bad marriage, huh?

Well, for the first time in my life I really do not give a flying fuck who wins. Yeah, I cast my ballot just like I do every election but I really haven't been following the polls or anything else. It just makes no difference to me.
Neither of the major candidates are worth a shit. Mitt Romney wasn't good enough for the last presidential election, now he's supposed to be the saviour of the Nation? What changed since 2007? He damned sure didn't oppose the Assault Weapons ban, nor NDAA, nor the Patriot Act, so he's not going to pay any more attention to the Constitution than Obama did.
Barack Obama? We still don't know who that motherfucker is or what his goals were. I do know he's done his damnedest to bring this Nation to her knees with the help of his staff and socialist appointees.

So no, it doesn't make any difference to me who the winner is. Neither of them have the visions or the ambition needed to bring this Nation back to where she once was. Anything short of that is a losing hand.

Penetrating oils

Penetrating Oils Machinist's Workshop Mag recently published some information on various penetrating oils. The magazine reports they tested penetrates for break out torque on rusted nuts.

They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional machinist. They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrates with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment.

*Penetrating oils ........... Average torque load to loosen*

No Oil used ................... 516 pounds
WD-40 ..................... ... 238 pounds
PB Blaster .................... 214 pounds
Liquid Wrench ...............127 pounds
Kano Kroil .................... 106 pounds
ATF* - Acetone mix............53 pounds

The ATF-Acetone mix is a " mix-your-own-brew" -- 50 - 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone. Note this "home brew" released bolts better than any commercial product in this one particular test.

Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results. Note also that "Liquid Wrench" is almost as good as "Kroil" for about 20% of the price.

Steve from Godwin-Singer says that ATF-Acetone mix is best, but you can also use ATF and lacquer thinner in a 50-50 mix.
*ATF = Automatic Transmission Fluid
-Sent in by Murray

Obama campaign to supporters: Don't riot until AFTER the election.....

In a conference call this afternoon, President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had one central message for their supporters when Election Day arrives tomorrow: They should “keep calm,” even if they hear snippets of information favoring Republican Mitt Romney.
“My warning, we need to stay calm for much of the day,” Stephanie Cutter, Mr. Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said, touting thousands of early ballots already submitted by voters. “We’ve already banked a pretty big portion of our vote.”
The fear, she explained, was early numbers leaking before voters have finished going to the polls, creating unnecessary panic and pessimism among Democrats.
“Keep calm and tweet on,” Ms. Cutter said. “So, no matter what you hear tomorrow about turnout in Republican counties or exit polls, particularly early in the day, please remember and remind your readers that, because of early votes, we’re where we need to be to win….I don’t think there’s going to be official exits until the end of the day, but if things leak out that aren’t validated or weighted, please stay calm.”
I don't know about anybody else but I'm thinking there's gonna be huge rioting if that cocksucker loses. Motherfucking inner cities are going to explode because, well, Obama did so much to improve their lives. Or something like that.
Fuck it, it's just an excuse for them to riot and like their champions, they're not going to let a crisis go to waste.

The other 'Swing Voters'

My comments before the article for a change:
Yes, I am one of those 'fringe' voters. Yes, I have already voted and no, I didn't vote for either Obama or Romney. I voted in the way that our Founding Fathers would have - for a man that supports a Constitutional government.
I did not 'waste' my vote as many of you say - Obama and Romney fucked off my vote for not being the men we need in office. Blame them, not me.
For those that railed against the 2 party system and then went down and voted or will go down and vote for either of them, shame on you. You just made the 2 party system that much stronger. YOU are the reason we have a 2 party system.
I know, I know, we have too much to lose here if Obama's re-elected...... I've got news for you - we always have too much to lose every election. There's always the possibility that a Supreme Court justice will be appointed, guns will be outlawed, etc. Always.
I have never in my entire life voted for a republican or democrat for president and I'll be damned if I'll start now just because my choices suck especially bad this time around.
One more thing:  I don't know why they titled the article the way they did - if we're on the fringe, we're not 'swing' voters - our minds are pretty much made up.
The other swing voters: Some undecided voters occupy the political fringes, not the middle.
Pundits, campaign operatives and party strategists agree that the 2012 presidential election, like almost every election before it, is a race for the undecided voter--and they're mostly right. But these perpetually fascinating specimens aren't merely torn between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
With Election Day hours away, there exists another universe of toss-up voters, one rarely mentioned: The Fringe Undecideds, who are torn between voting for a major-party nominee and a third-party candidate.
There are Fringe Undecideds on the left--and they may have cost Al Gore the presidency in 2000 when many of them voted for Ralph Nader. But in 2012, the Green Party's Jill Stein doesn't seem to be giving Obama much anxiety.
Instead, it is on the right--to use the term loosely--where the Fringe Undecideds may be kingmakers, if the race is close enough. These are libertarian voters who find themselves unexcited about Romney but horrified of the possibility of a second term for Obama. Their man this year is Gary Johnson, a two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who left the GOP and became the presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party.
Early polling data suggests the Libertarian Party nominee could take votes away from both major-party candidates. Liberals who are opposed to Obama's mass deportations, his drone war in Yemen and Pakistan or his crackdown on medical-marijuana dispensaries could find themselves drawn to Johnson's candidacy. But the best evidence that Johnson is likely to hurt Romney more than Obama is that Republicans worked hard to keep Johnson's name off state ballots.
In Michigan, to name one example, Johnson was barred from the ballot because his paperwork was filed three minutes after the deadline. On Election Day, 46 states and the District of Columbia will list the Libertarian candidate on the ballot.
Although Romney has done little to reach these undecideds--some would argue he has pushed them away--there has been a grassroots effort to bring them into the fold. An online search for "Why libertarians should support Mitt Romney" yields hundreds of essays published in conservative publications and blogs that implore their unreliable brethren to support their candidate.
Still, an unscientific Reason Magazine survey of some of the most prominent libertarian writers found that none planned to support Obama or Romney. All either pledged support to Johnson or said they would not vote at all. (One writer was still undecided between Johnson or Romney, but leaned toward Johnson.)
"It's better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it," wrote David Boaz, the executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, in his response to the survey.
Therein lies the heart of the debate. The counterargument from some conservatives: Even if Romney isn't the ideal candidate for libertarians, Obama would be worse. That's the argument Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate, made at a September campaign stop in Lima, Ohio, when asked pointedly why someone who might support a candidate like libertarian-leaning Republican Rep. Ron Paul should get behind the Romney-Ryan ticket. (Ryan's initial response--"Do you want Barack Obama to be re-elected? Then don't vote for Ron Paul"-- left something to be desired, but he later followed up with a more thorough argument.)
Beyond scare tactics, Romney's campaign seems to have done little to sway the hearts and minds of the Fringe Undecideds. The campaign has used Paul's son Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul as a surrogate, but sparingly. (Perhaps for good reason: The last time Rand Paul campaigned for Romney, he criticized his foreign policy.)
"I think they really went about it the wrong way," said Christopher Barron, a libertarian-leaning Republican and the co-founder of GOProud, an organization that represents gay conservatives. Barron did not support Romney during the Republican primaries. He chose Johnson instead, but recently made a public turnaround. Now he has joined the chorus of Republicans who are calling on libertarians to join him in abandoning Johnson in the ballot booth.
For years, Barron said, he scoffed at undecided voters. He found them baffling. Until he became one himself.
"I've never been an undecided voter. It was a phenomenon that I found hard to comprehend," Barron said. "Half of the election, I thought, Who are these yahoos switching between candidates in the last months of the race? How can you be undecided between two candidates? Yet somehow, that's where I found myself.
"At the end of the day, I can't in good conscience do anything that might help elect Barack Obama to another four years," he added. "Either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is going to be president and I for myself had to decided, Do I want to be part of electing the next president?"

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