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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Q: What is sitting on the horse’s ass?

    A: A bike helmet.

  2. FlatEarther says:

    I love the steppes this time of year.

    Especially after bitch slapping Americans around.

  3. Ray Davies says:

    Powerful e-mail I got. Worth the read (I think)
    Grey-Haired Brigade
    They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are “Baby Boomers” getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.
    > >>
    > >> In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are now electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.
    > >>
    > >> We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn’t fight for the Socialist States of America; we fought for the “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America , and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what some of you have only read in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America .
    > >>
    > >> Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent. To quote our founders’ “To This We Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes and Our Sacred Honor!”
    > >>
    > >> It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the “Hope and Change” which in reality was nothing but “Hype and Lies.”
    > >>
    > >> We have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and you have found you don’t like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the “Great Lie” in 2008 are now having buyer’s remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the ‘Kool-Aid.’ Now you’re paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom.
    > >>
    > >> This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck, a fancy house and a social `safety net’..
    > >>
    > >> Well, don’t worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2014 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we’re going, and in 2014 we’re going to the polls by the millions.
    > >>
    > >> This land does not belong to the man in the White House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to “We the People” and “We the People” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, remove your hat and put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “Grey-Haired Brigade.”
    > >>
    > >> Footnote:
    > >> This is spot on. I am another Gray-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Gray-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. To paraphrase Charlton Hesston; “You will have to take this Flag from my cold, dead hands!”
    > >>
    > >> Can you feel the ground shaking??? It’s not an earthquake, it’s just us – still serving.
    > >>
    > >>(I don’t know who originally wrote this statement and challenge – but about damn time!)

    • reboot says:

      Drive slow? WTF is that? I drive my Mazda3 sport wagon like I stole it! The ‘ole lady wants me to buy a stang, I asked her if she hated me.

      • Ray Davies says:

        No boot, she just wants you to kill yourself so she can collect the insurance, or pick up some sweet young thang, then she divorces you and gets everything including the ‘stang

  4. Jim22 says:

    Syrian Campaign Patch:

    operation enduring clusterfuck patch

    Thanks to HisWiserAngel

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    Word of the day: Trypophobia

    The term trypophobia (sometimes called repetitive pattern phobia) was coined in 2005, a combination of the Greek trypo (punching, drilling or boring holes) and phobia. Although it is not recognized in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, thousands of people claim to be fearful of objects with small holes, such as beehives, ant holes and lotus seed heads.

    Do you have trypophobia? No? Click the link and then get back to me.

    Be careful kids! Clicking the link might just give you a case of sudden onset trypophobia. In fact, nobody should click it at all. Seriously.

  6. RJ says:

    yea thanks for that, disturbingly gross.

    One of these days I’ll take you at your word and not click.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    Does this advertisement make you want to give somebody a wedgie or what?

    • Bman says:

      Play around with this. This is that stupid vids website.

      • Locke n Load says:

        Ran the numbers over there. Even with my income the plan reimburses me 49% ?!
        Of course at the same time it raises my monthly premium from $420 to almost $1300…then cuts it in half to $650 so HEY! I’m getting a deal! I’d only pay 50% more a year than before for INFERIOR coverage!
        Jeez, this isn’t going to cost the taxpayer a dime as he gets hooked on govt cheese…
        Whats not mentioned are deductibles, copays, etc. Some folks are going to like getting the kickback, thats for sure. And they won’t get eaten alive by the collapsing system and restricted access til some unknown date in the future so wheeeeee, uncle sugar is sure a nice guy!

  8. Greg B says:

    I swear, I’ve never bled so much fixing a vehicle in my life.
    Frikkin Dodge. Can’t make anything easy.

  9. TN-Cat says:

    Has anyone found a list of the 12 civilian victims of the shooting yet?

  10. Locke n Load says:

    I am REALLY starting to like this Pope. He has JP’s touch and humility. And from the looks of things from his dismissal of the political positioning, he’s a rebellious Jesuit in the tradition of those I’ve known and loved. He, so far, acts like the Opus Dei families I consider the finest examples of doctrinal living.

    Yeah, I’m no Catholic but my very best friends are. And frankly, had they been the hardcore judgemental doctrinaire stereotypes they wouldn’t have taken me in. The best of the Devout are the most humble and least preachy. Words mean nothing compared to actions. For a quasi-heathen, people like that are approachable and loving. The church needs MORE of that.
    ALL churches need more of that.

  11. Jim22 says:

    Putin On The Ritz:


    Hat tip to Bob Parks

  12. R.D. Walker says:

    Thai ad for a push up bra. Be careful in Phuket fellas.

    When you are done with that, you will be in the mood for this:

    • Locke n Load says:

      Good lord.
      Father in Law warned me about Thailand, lol.
      That just aint right. How come all our trannies look like Bea Arthur?

      • reboot says:

        Daddy taught me a thing or two when I was growin up. Men have a genetic bone lump at the base of their skull where the spine connects. Women do not have that. Livin west of the left coast for so long, there were a few times I had to check just in case. Keep that in mind when you travel. 😉

  13. Z says:

    Democratic Official Allan Brauer Wishes Death on Ted Cruz Aide’s Children | Washington Free Beacon

    • reboot says:

      Why can they do that legally and face nothing? A pox upon his entire family. He will get his in the end, there is a thing called karma and it normally works rather well.

  14. Jim22 says:

    Since its inception, we have always regarded the 223 cartridge (5.56 NATO) as a varmint load. Well, now we have our hands full of varmints, so perhaps we have the perfect tool for the task.
    -Col. Jeff Cooper

    Thanks to Wirecutter

  15. Jim22 says:

    John McCain Visited The White House

    Michelle walks Rino

  16. Jim22 says:

    Birds of a feather…

    weiner jeraldo

  17. R.D. Walker says:

    Some people are from a whole different planet. Seriously. This is just bizarre to me.

    The Messy-Kitchen, Parking-Spot War

    The day my daughter arrived home from her first year in college, her boyfriend moved in. They didn’t consult me.

  18. fubar says:

    this might not be news to regular revo’s but :

    my kids all brought home permission papers from public school regarding a confidential, anonymous survey about drugs, alcohol and violence, that was supposedly being used to compile statistics. uh-huh.

    I opted out on the permission form.
    my daughter (who heard from her friends) that student ID # was required on the form.
    I guess they figure middle/high school students don’t know what ‘anonymous’ means.

    • locke n load says:

      That crap hit San Anton a while back and almost made its way into our school district up north. I suspect its part of Common Core’s intelligence gathering but it doesn’t matter either way. Its asking your kids to forfeit their privacy and submit, by faith, to the good intentions of our betters in the school administration system. Sports teams have been using a variation for decades actually, but in that case its a matter of an elective participation sport.
      Me, I’ll send it back with a note stating I’m sending the request up to Facebook, contacting national school reform groups, and forwarding it to the local media as well. Maybe they won’t care. But if enough of us do it they’ll understand a sizable portion of their student body thinks its time to throw a bunch of the asshats out of the school board if they can’t stop this crap.
      Swear to god, the day I find myself working out of my home instead of my truck I’m immediately looking into getting on the school board.

  19. R.D. Walker says:

    If you aren’t watching Breaking Bad, you need to be. The first four seasons are on Netflix. I am not easy to please and dislike most television and movies. This is really awesome, however.

    My favorite television series in order…

    1) Deadwood
    2) Breaking Bad
    3) Firefly

    The final episode of Breaking Bad is next Sunday. It might just edge out Deadwood for #1. Deadwood never did the planned fourth season and left us hanging. That hurt.

    Anna Gunn was in both Deadwood and Breaking bad. I suppose she should be my favorite actress then, right? 🙂

      • notamobster says:

        Viral video. Hilarious. Worst. Song. Ever.

        • locke n load says:

          THAT is the BEST produced video spoof I think I may have EVER seen! Honestly, that tops even that crazy SC Senate candidate a while back, roflmao!
          That took some talented collaboration Nota. Nothing that bad can be that GOOD without talent.
          Film school?

        • van-a-gram says:

          I have two daughters. This is their new “thing”. This song plays at my house non-stop. My ears have been bleeding for days now.

          • reboot says:

            I don’t know, I’ve been dealing with “boom boom pow” and “call me maybe” quite a bit. Man she get’s pissed when I spin up Drowning Pool, LOL.

      • Ray Davies says:

        RD, are you trying to take Bard’s job? I mean, you do enough for us as it is, let the poor boy think he’s in control of something sometime

    • Z says:

      Hi RD –

      That’s interesting you mention this because I have started Breaking Bad, and am in season 3, but I just don’t find it to be as good as so many of my friends do. I just find it a bit depressing, and sometimes slow. But you have of course noticed that I hate it so much that I am on Season 3. I will probably watch all of it, but that is partly due to my TV watching abilities (Roku), and that there aren’t many fictional shows that appeal to me.

      As for Deadwood, I tried the first episode and wasn’t really impressed with it either, but my brother Fasttimes loves it, and there are very few things we disagree on, so I probably should give it another go. I haven’t tried much more than the first episode because I have to pay per episode (isn’t it shocking how money out of one’s pocket can affect one’s spending habits?), but I may give it another chance after Breaking Bad.

      But Fasttimes and I both love Justified, which of course has a few of the actors in Deadwood. I have been a huge Elmore Leonard fan for years, and was very excited/nervous for a TV version of his stories, but have been thoroughly entertained with the show’s interpretation of some Leonard’s characters (the show is base on a E.L. short story). I feel it’s the best TV show I have seen in quite some time. But I am from the south, so hearing authentic southern gets it extra points.

      I get the feeling that Justified would be a hit among the Revoistas. It’s got quick wits, sarcasm, gun play, and eye candy. And stellar writing and acting.

      Justified’s 5th season starts in January I think. According to what appear to be your tastes, I suggest giving the first episode of Justified a whirl.

      I have heard great things about Firefly, but have not tried it yet.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        I will check Justified out.

        Everybody has different tastes but I have watched Deadwood all the way through three times. The missus and I both like all three series but she and I were really hooked on Deadwood and Breaking Bad. They can both be depressing, I suppose.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        You watch this clip and tell me that Deadwood isn’t pure Shakespearean awesomeness!

  20. locke n load says:

    Hey Reboot, package #2 just arrived to very happy little faces at my place. All in good shape btw, even without the guerilla packaging. Middle girl is getting ready to snip pieces off the Trinidadian and Ghost peppers to taste test.. oldest swears she’s going to catch it on film 🙂
    Thanks again for the seed stock. I’ll start ’em up around January and have them planted by March. Ought to be freakin bark on the stems by June. I don’t know if you’ve had any luck with seedlings from the chili pequin but I sure hope so..your wife will love ’em. Again, try them in a tomato sauce for braised pork roast.
    Still waiting to know what other heartland memories we can ship to you.

    • BigJimTX says:

      I just planted a 3ft ghost. It flowers but no peppers. I have marigolds for the bees. My other peppers are starting to produce again after going dormant for summer. Any suggestions?

      • Locke n Load says:

        Damn Jim, no idea without knowing your soil, moisture, fertilizer, etc. The Ghost Pepper is actually a Trinidadian pepper, accustomed to sand and clay soils. Most likely alkaline as well considering the location. All should work in our favor in Tx.
        I have a friend who has successfully propagated them in Wisconsin so temperature can’t be the sole determinant. Trinidad and India are flaming hot so high temps don’t seem to dissuade fertilization..
        Gimme a bit, I’ll look into it further. Reboot sent me Ghost and Scorpion peppers, seeds intact, so I intend to get 10 plants of each going and overcome any bizarre male-female plant possibilities.

        • Locke n Load says:

          Yup, Jim, your issue obviously isn’t keeping the plant healthy but pollinating. Plant a good SA or Caribbean pepper next to it, hopefully you’ll find them flowering simultaneously. Me, I’m going to run the Scorpions because a: its freaky hot n tasty and b: because they’re from the same location. Might as well keep that section of the garden as easy to manage as possible.

          Regarding starting from seed, apparently these little bastards take some good high temps to sprout and do NOT like acidity as seedlings. No peat moss, shredded coconut husk is the preferred medium. And they recommend heat mats to maintain 80-90 degrees. More here

      • Locke n Load says:

        How bout that. 3 minutes and already an answer along the lines I was hunting.
        They’re a hybrid and don’t self pollinate well. Its suggested you grow an habanero next to it.

        Come to think of it, I’m going to alternate Scorpions and Ghosts in the rows. Can’t stand habeneros anyway. Taste like black pepper to me

        Still digging

        • BigJimTX says:

          That would explain why my habanero hasn’t done squat. I’ve been trying to find a source for those scorpion plants. I just happened upo this ghost while looking at fall gardening supplies.

          Regarding poor self pollination, does that mean that it needs a second plant to pollinate from?

          • Locke n Load says:

            In general, it could help. Specifically, no. I’d suggest you consider QTips…pollinate them yourself in the absence of a suitable pepper for cross polination. The Ghost pollinates best, from what I’ve read so far, with peppers in its immediate family or regional similarity. A second Ghost could help, as could a Scorpion or Habenero. I haven’t found the source of the hybrid yet but THAT pepper would be the best pollinator. Short of that, plant multiple Caribbean varieties in close proximity and assist with the pollination.

            • Locke n Load says:

              I keep answering as if you’re only asking about the Ghost…sorry
              Regarding your Habenero, yes. Plant several together. I’ve planted them here in Ft Worth and never had a problem with flower drop. Each plant can produce upwards of 50 peppers, easy. Just plant several together. Honestly, I’ve always done that will all my peppers. Never had a fertility issue.

  21. Locke n Load says:

    Not that anyone cares, but a Scorpion or Ghost pepper is aboout 150 times hotter than a good Jalapeno. 850,000 scoville.
    Thats just…well, otherworldly.
    Pour boiling vinegar over a crushed pepper like that and you can extract a good amount of oil. Save the pepper vinegar and add to whatever you want to make volcano hot

    • Locke n Load says:

      And Jim, when hyou get those peppers eventually, be careful. Yours will be damn near every bit as hot as the Indian variety. Capsacin production is proportional to Lumen intensity. To be simple about it, we grow em hotter down south because the sunlight is stronger.

      • Ray Davies says:

        Make sure you wear gloves. DO NOT clean the peppers and then go take a Piss. I burned for hours, and the wife just laughed.

  22. reboot says:

    I’m gonna start again soon my bid for getting a cayenne to survive long enough from seed to peppers and not be ate. Germinating a bunch of seeds and going for the quantity for survival of one or two, LOL. I’m gonna try the pequin peppers at the same time, just the same.
    Locke, don’t forget about all those little hot @ss boonie peppers you got. Grab that rotabasco when you get home and see how you like it, hehehe….All of that’s from about 13 degrees north hot.
    If there’s anything the girls really like, let me know and I’ll keep that in the back of my mind for the future. I tried to send a variety.

  23. Jim22 says:

    One to share.

    Mebbe it’s not paranoia:

    swat raid facts

    Hat tip to HisWiserAngel

  24. reboot says:

    Reminder, OCT 14th is the kickoff.
    Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead
    Free college course. See you there!
    Walking Dead airs on OCT 13th.
    Yeah, I’m sick, I think it might offer a good share/learn experience. We don’t know EVERYTHING. I’ll put this CERT up on the wall at work, LOL.
    Show up and if they have discussion groups, group with Revo.

  25. fubar says:

    I have freaking peeps in my yard again.

    I have some unimprisoned banty x leghorn chickens that roam around freely and the hens are constantly broody. While hanging wash yesterday I went over to some high grass near our septic vent and was attacked by 3lbs of white fury.
    I recommend banty cross hens if you don’t want to do the incubator/hatchery route, although be prepared for too many chickens.

    • reboot says:

      I gots 3 boonie dogs that have decided my carport is their hangout place. Wanna trade? I’ve tried: ammonia, dog repellent, electronic repellent, vinegar, water hose, hand held dog ear agitator, and bug spray. I’m runnin out of options before I just go country on them.
      The boonie chickens are great except for the damn roosters everywhere. That BS about crowin at dawn is just BS.

      • fubar says:

        >>That BS about crowin at dawn is just BS.

        uh, yeah. more like all day, all nite. that’s why there’s a BBgun on my porch.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          My town just amended its yard fowl ordinance: Hens in town are okay, roosters in town no way. I gotta say, it is a relief.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Ah Guam. Wild dogs and chickens everywhere. In three years there, however, I saw exactly one brown tree snake.

        • Ray Davies says:

          Yeah Just like ALL the islands in the Eastern Caribbean. The only place I ever saw a snake was on the volcano and very few chickens made it up there. I’ve been spending a month every winter on Statia (look it up folks, great place.) and have gotten used to it. They managed to get rid of a lot of goats and donkeys in the past couple years though.

    • Locke n Load says:

      Ok, that shit was funny.
      “By what principle are natural rights conferred by transit of the birth canal?” stumped him for a sec