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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Russia seems like a MadBrad kind of place.

    Speaking of Brad. Last weekend we had a big day on Saturday on Lake Superior. The water was calm and the winds were light. We set the sails and engaged the auto helm. We referred to the invisible seaman on the wheel as Otto von Helm. He never tired.

    Since all was well, the adults met on the deck of the bow of the boat and started with the Bloody Marys at about noon. By the time we reached Devil’s Island, we were quite comfortable.

    We loaded three boys an three men in the motor dinghy and went for spin through the caves.

    After a while we came to a motor-less dinghy with a bunch of old hippy / college professor types in it. Since I thought they would get a literary reference and because I was Bloody Mary buzzed I shouted out.

    “Ahoy! Hast seen the white whale?!”

    They kind of grinned and nodded a little and everybody on my boat groaned. My adult son looked at me and said, “Geeze dad, are you trying to be Brad?”

    There you go.

    • notamobster says:

      Oh, the adults among us…

      The white whale only exists in the mind of angry, raciss white folk.

      You’re obviously projecting your white, educated, presumptuous, racissness upon the truly lettered among us. Knock that shit off dude. You’re making us look bad.

    • MadBrad says:

      Wow. I’m flattered. My name is spoken in places I’ve never been. All that is required is that someone be intoxicated and seemingly in search of large mammalian life forms. I wish I could have been there.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Brad has attained somewhat of a mythical stature in the Walker family. We often discuss the great, drunken quest for the chocolate malted in Savannah, Georgia.

        This isn’t the hippy dinghy in question, but it was taken the same day. It will give you a visual image of the event. Click to enlarge.

        IMGP0767

  2. Jim22 says:

    Wodka… East or west.

    And Russia apparently has no dentists.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Nerd Nirvana!

  4. Jim22 says:

    So – Who Is This Guy With The Malevolent Eyes?

    hillary close up

  5. Z says:

    interesting read

    NewsBusters Interview: Donald Devine on the Path to Conservative Victory

    Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/08/20/newsbusters-interview-donald-devine-conservatism-s-way-here#ixzz2cYx698GI

    • Z says:

      DEVINE: The media back then weren’t far left but they were progressive. It was center-line progressivism. But on the other hand, even Obama, he isn’t a communist or something, he’s a progressive. He’s a left-leaning progressive but he’s still a progressive. I mean they all bought this idea that what you need to do to fix society and to make it work is to centralize power and hand over the running of things to the experts. That is progressivism at its core and it now dominates both parties to this very day. The last Republican president was a guilty of it as Obama is. The only ones who weren’t were Reagan, Harding, and Coolidge.

      Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2013/08/20/newsbusters-interview-donald-devine-conservatism-s-way-here#ixzz2cYxfi5wt

  6. Jim22 says:

    Remember this:

    [caption id="attachment_103151" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Don't fight fair.  Fight to win. Don’t fight fair. Fight to win.[/caption]

    • reboot says:

      Funniest thing Lucas ever came up with. The shock factor was hilarious!

      • Van-a-gram says:

        The story I heard about this scene was that Harrison Ford was suffering from bad stomach bug (i.e. the runs) during shoot. They had to do several takes and he had to, well, “go”. So instead of going through the long original fight scene again, he pulled his pistol and shot the guy, and walked off set to find the facilities. They found that so funny they incorporated it into the final version.

  7. Bman says:

    MadBrad- I have a movie request for some Friday. I don’t want to post it here cause I don’t want people to peek. I think it would be a pabst 7 rating however. Let me know if youre interested and I can give you the address. Of course, you should review it first.

  8. notamobster says:

    I just spent an hour and a half talking to Greg B over a cup of coffee. Great guy. I’m batting .1000 on Revo friends meetups!

    • Greg B says:

      Great to meet you, Nota.
      Hopefully if you ever have to come to Hell-A again we can chat in a nicer neighborhood. 🙂

      • Bman says:

        That’s awesome. I’ve met only one Revoista (Locke), but sure would like to meet more of you folks.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    Holy smokes! Whinnie Cooper gets foonkay. Jump to 2:16.

  10. reboot says:

    aljazeera America’s first 6 minutes in the US. Interesting intel. These guys make up more shyt than the obamanation.

  11. BigJimTX says:

    This should set your blood pressure to “boil”:

    http://m.therepublic.com/view/story/48b6233da25f4936807cd7b224aabcf9/WA–Veteran-Beaten

    WWII Vet beaten to death by two young males. No race given.

  12. MadBrad says:

    By the way, that video at the top of this thread is insane.

    Just actually saw it for the first time.

    Dude, you are twisted. That’s AWESOME.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      In watching the video, I couldn’t avoid thinking that you would be quite comfortable in Russia.

  13. MadBrad says:

    BMan, check your FB messages.

  14. Jim22 says:

    Robert Morrow Says Chelsea Clinton Is Webb Hubble’s Daughter

    webbchelsea.gif.pagespeed.ce.IuHi15ibmL

    Read it

  15. MadBrad says:

    This is funny enough to have its own publication on the front page…

    Do NOT have food or beverage n your mouth when clicking on THIS LINK

  16. Bman says:

    Does it put anyone else in a funk when our boys lose in the Little League World Series??

  17. Bman says:

    I love rollercoasters.

  18. Roxy says:

    Max and I went to the Oregon State Fair today to see The Oak Ridge Boys in concert. Introducing them to the crowd was World War II hero and sound barrier breaker General Chuck Yeagar. He’s 90 and showing his age but he’s a hero and he received a hero’s welcome today. Very memorable!

    • notamobster says:

      Awesome. I meet him when I was in tech school in the air force. His daughter was graduating at the same tome.

  19. Z says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=z9ObkdEah3g#t=245
    Nigga Please – The Realities of Reverse Racism in America

  20. BrunDawg says:

    A South Side man, Devon Brunt, was charged Tuesday with murdering a 33-year-old Iraq war veteran in a robbery Sunday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood.

  21. Jim22 says:

    A nun, badly needing to use to the restroom, walked into a local Hooters.
    The place was hopping with music and loud conversation and every once in a
    While ‘the lights would turn off.’

    Each time the lights would go out, the place would erupt into cheers.
    However, when the revelers saw the nun,the room went dead silent. She walked
    Up to the bartender, and asked, ‘May I please use the restroom?

    The bartender replied, ‘OK, but I should warn you that there is a statue of
    A naked man in there wearing only a fig leaf.’

    ‘Well, in that case, I’ll just look the other way,’ said the nun.

    So the bartender showed the nun to the back of the restaurant.
    After a few minutes, she came back out, and the whole place stopped just
    Long enough to give the nun a loud round of applause.
    She went to the bartender and said, ‘Sir, I don’t understand. Why did they applaud for me just because I went to the restroom?’
    ‘Well, now they know you’re one of us,’ said the bartender,’Would you like a drink?’
    ‘No thank you, but, I still don’t understand,’ said the puzzled nun.
    ‘You see,’ laughed the bartender, ‘every time someone lifts the fig leaf on
    That statue, the lights go out.

  22. jacksonsdad says:

    Geez I hope I heard him wrong but… I wuda swore I just heard The One say “my military”.

  23. Jim22 says:

    Pat Sajak:

    This reportedly found in White House trash following Syria strategy session.

    rock paper

    Hat tip to Weasel Zippers

  24. notamobster says:

    Detroit Residents Stunned!!

    Police in Detroit announced the discovery of an arms cache of 200 semi-automatic rifles with 25,000 rounds of ammunition, 200 pounds of heroin, 5 million in forged US banknotes and 25 trafficked Latino prostitutes — all in a semi-detached house behind the Public Library on Woodward Ave. Local residents were stunned. A community spokesman said: “We’re all shocked; we never knew we had a library.”

  25. Locke n Load says:

    awwww nuts. been wondering where Cowboy Jack Clement was off to. now i hhear he passed a few weeks back 🙁
    RIP Cowboy..

  26. Jim22 says:

    Good point.

    he that will not sail

    • reboot says:

      Oh buddy, I’ma gonna make a point on a sailor BBS with this one! Consider it shared. And thank you Sir!
      (Navy sailor)

  27. Jim22 says:

    I like it:

    alibertariananswer

  28. rj says:

    Well the title is off topic so food for thought.

    I spoke with a young marine lance corporal last night. He told me he has been asked several times in the last few months in battalions level meetings if they would fire on civilian population in the USA.
    He also said they had been asked about firng on other branches of service.
    He also related about recent redeployment and holding armored equipment at different locations across conus.
    WTF?
    This kid was hometown boy, previously in the explorer program. Been in marines just a year or so. No reason to make that stuff up.

    • Locke n Load says:

      i’ve been tellin ya RJ, the feds are preparing for a civil war. if the SHTF in a big way because of the enormous intl banking and debt stresses damn near anything is possible. little hhas been done to correct the trajectory of economic collapse. its as if the world thhinks not LOOKING at the problems will fix them. divert, delay, repeat.
      the divisions in America are being aggravared deliberately as more and more of us learn the truth.
      the Feds are openly displaying their enemey : free people

      • rj says:

        Scary bad shit for sure, watching Orwellsn 1984 just now.
        Looks like we are headed there on a steel rail.
        Dollars Will be worth dimes in the very near future.

    • notamobster says:

      Did he elaborate on why, or the circumstances posed when asking the question?

      • rj says:

        Did not elaborate, on overall type of meetings just the show of hands type question in big meetings/briefings didn’t have time to expand with him. He seriously seemed bothered by it.

    • reboot says:

      I’ll take that with a grain of salt.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Okay, what if the Administration is concerned that the US Military is going to follow the lead of the Egyptian Military and they are trying to find out what appetite American soldiers have for treating them like the Muslim Brotherhood? In other words, maybe when they are asking them if they would shoot fellow Americans they are hoping like hell the answer is no.

      • notamobster says:

        What if Barry really has America’s best interest at heart and truly believes in capitalism, and unicorns live in an enchanted forest, under a rock candy mountain with chocolate waterfalls?

        I’m not saying I believe that this young man was asked directly if he’d shoot Americans, but I wouldn’t put it past ol’ jug ears, either.

        I saw a picture yesterday from a Marine who said he’d kill anyone he was ordered to kill. He said Syria, A-stan, Mexico, Canada, Arizona… The disturbing thing was all of the comments from other Marines, agreeing with him.

        • notamobster says:

          Here’s the pic…

          arizona

        • RJ says:

          WTF? could this be a disinformation campaign (for lack of better term) meant to gin up support for a future conus deployments of hardened combat troops who will do as they are told with no thought.

          Or could it be foreign infiltration (electronic) that shirt looks empty and on a hanger, and I dont know if the ribbons support his claim of deployments.
          Times and training techniques have changed, is it possible that military units deployed in the states would act against local civilian protest?
          Very possible, I believe unit, corp, country self still stands prime.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          I didn’t mean it as any sort of defense of the Administration. National leaders fearing a military coup would likely want to poll the troops to take their temperature on the whole thing. In other words, how reliable are the troops?

          That said, I think this is all borderline tinfoil hat stuff.

          • RJ says:

            RD I didn’t think you were defending the administration, and it may well be tinfoil hat wearing stuff.

            That being said the young troop had no reason to lie or be disingenuinous with me.
            He was concerned and wondered why they were asking the questions.
            I just wish I’d had time to explore the totality of the circumstances he was asked the questions.

            strange times indeed.

      • RJ says:

        There has sure been a lot of high end military leadership let go over the last few years, could be a part of it?

        Im not big on conspiracy but my big question is why in the hell would any military command feel the need to ask that question unless they want to get a feel for how willing the ground pounders would be to follow those orders or go against them ?

        Followed by are they hoping for hell no we won’t or yea we will.

        The kid in question said he figured hell no unless he was deployed and shot at first!

        Some kind of civil disturbance, a few units depolyed in stratigic locations to quell unrest, shots fired by someone and all hell breaks loose.

  29. Jim22 says:

    George W Bush and Barack Obama somehow ended up at the same barber shop. As they sat there, each being worked on by a different barber, not a word was spoken.

    The barbers were even afraid to start a conversation, for fear it would turn to politics. As the barbers finished their shaves, the one who had Obama in his chair reached for the aftershave. Obama was quick to stop him saying, “No thanks, my wife Michelle will smell that and think I’ve been in a whorehouse.”

    The second barber turned to Bush and said, “How about you sir?” Bush replied, “Go ahead; my wife doesn’t know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like.”

    miss me now

  30. Jim22 says:

    I have seen several of these:

    i didn't join navy

    • reboot says:

      1/2 of them are a radio station talk show. Next please? If I have time, I’ll post the source. Been rather busy lately.
      Anybody else wonder how much stoopid short sighted action is transmitted through twitter and facebook now? Really? Just look at the middle east, they use it to coordinate attacks.

  31. BaconNeggs says:

    Jim. apparently that youtube video and photos were part of a “Syrian online hoax” …
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2408854/Syria-crisis-I-didnt-join-Navy-fight-al-Qaeda-Syrian-civil-war-photo-goes-viral.html

    However if anyone had told me that just 12 years after 9-11, the US government/military would be training and fighting on the same side as Al Queda, I would have said …get the F–k outta here.

  32. sortahwitte says:

    If there were now any countries in the world that would join with us for anything, it would be the french. Froggy socialists know one when they see it.

    We have no allies left. This bunch of community organizers have pissed off and f*cked over every genuine friend we had. I wouldn’t be surprised if even Israel looked the other way if we got our dick knocked in the dirt.

  33. rj says:

    Did the average German citizen feel like we currently do while H was on the rise ?

    If so I wonder if after the fact did they not wonder why they allowed it to happen?

    Or in retrospect if what the outcome would have been if H had caught a slug early on?