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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, they are drinking more than Mountain Dew.

  2. rj says:

    Redneck entertainment at its best baby.

  3. reboot says:

    Beins a mechanical former waterborne dude……..albeit saltwater.
    How the fark much ball and roller bearing grease are they dumping into that vertical pedestal bearing to keep it from rusting out, and how are they keeping it out of a fresh water lake?
    Sorry to burst the bubble……keeping the bearing races from eating would be nearly impossible.

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    Never, ever give an inexperienced woman or child an overpowered weapon. That shit ain’t funny!

    “Negligent Suicide” with a .500 Smith & Wesson revolver

    • reboot says:

      Boy deserves an ass whoopin. My uncle did that in about ’77 when he bought a brandy new Blackhawk .44 magnum and tried to quick draw it, and ended up breaking his nose again.
      A S&W 500? You gotta break shoot that over a shoulder.

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    It is 9 degrees F this morning. Winter is here.

  6. Bman says:

    Let’s see…It’s 6:59am and it’s 7.9F degrees . It’s only November 12th….

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    Today is 11-12-13

    That is all.

  8. Slaphappypap says:

    Awesome.

  9. reboot says:

    Rats jumping from a sinking ship. Or is it flies scrambling from a turd being flushed?

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/13/top-democrat-joins-push-on-health-plans-after-clinton-obamacare-critique/

    I can’t believe that feinstein is the first, that cockaroach is never the first, well, in other than hiding the fact she’s a gun toting socialist that is better than every one else below her. And she HATES the public owning and carrying firearms.
    I wouldn’t piss in her mouth if her teeth were on fire.

  10. John Cox says:

    How’s this for a hypothetical? Suppose there are two trains going down separate tracks. The first train, Train A, has 100 people on board while the other, Train B, has 300 people on board. Train A is headed in a perfectly safe direction, but Train B is headed toward a cliff, where all onboard will surely die. Through some unknown set of circumstances, you find yourself in a control room where you alone have the ability to throw a switch and change the path of the two trains, causing Train A to head off the cliff instead of Train B. So, if you do nothing at all, 300 people will die. But if you act, you’ll save the lives of those 300 people, but at the same time, commit 100 other people to their death. What do you do?

    Do you let fate run its course and do nothing, or do you throw the switch causing fewer people to die? Would it make your decision easier if there were, say, 500 or 1000 people on Train B?

    Now suppose that the price of the tickets for the two trains were different. Train A costs a lot more, but it has a solid reputation for being the safest train in the World. Train B has cheaper tickets but is known for cutting corners on safety. So the passengers on Train A paid more for the additional safety while those on Train B decided to accept the additional risk. Does that fact change your decision?

    What if everybody on Train A was wearing their seat-belt (although it wouldn’t save their life in this scenario) and on their way to their second job, while the folks on train B are drinking, smoking and running up and down the aisles on their way to a party? Moreover, Train A is a zero-emission, state of the art “green” train, while Train B is a coal and diesel burning, smoke belching rattletrap that is known for killing many deer and other animals due to its lack of warning devices. In short, the riders on Train A are being responsible, while those on Train B are being reckless. Do you still press the button?

    If you can’t decide, who would you rather have make the decision… a priest… a scientist… the government?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Well, I assume I wouldn’t have much time to think about it but, now that you gave me time, here is my answer.

      I don’t think that the value of human life is additive. The death of one person is a tragedy. The death of two people is a tragedy. The death of three people is a tragedy.

      To me personally, the death my wife or children is far worse than the deaths of 10,000 in the Philippines. I hate to admit it, but I would be more distraught over the death my dog than if I just read that a thousand Bangladeshis were killed.

      I would never agree to give the life of, say, my daughter to save the lives of two strangers.

      In other words, there is no aggregation of tragedy. One death is a tragedy and a hundred deaths are a hundred tragedies, not a 100X tragedy.

      Because of this, I wouldn’t flip the switch. It is not up to me to decide who lives and dies. I would do what I could to stop all deaths but failing that, I wouldn’t make the decision that some should die so that others may live.

    • Bman says:

      And that is why the politicians would do anything, say anything to stay in power. They WANT to stay in that control room. That way, they wouldn’t need to worry about being one of the passengers. Whatever train they decide to save, they can always blame the other party that there weren’t enough switches to save them both.

    • Uke says:

      In that hypothetical–and assuming that I somehow knew all that which you said, and no more…

      I am given a binary choice:
      300 humans die, or
      100 humans die.

      If I could somehow judge each man against every other, I’d weigh the worth of them all and flip or not flip the switch based on which side would contribute the most to mankind in not only the short term but the long term, as well.

      If however, I’m just a man (and not a god), then I don’t fuck around with any of that moral calculus bullshit. I try to save the crashing train without casually (lazily?) sacrificing others. And if I can’t do that? Well…

      … well then I’m going to walk away and enjoy some vodka or single malt because I have a love-hate with hypothetical situations and they can go suck my duck.

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    Jennifer Warnes in this video looks like every girl I dated in high school. The song reminds me of every girl I dated in high school. It also reminds me of my ’73 Chevelle with the Spark-O-Matic, under-dash 8 Track tape player.

  12. John Cox says:

    For some reason this little scenario has been on my mind all day, but I believe you hit the nail on the head, R.D., and I share your sentiments. I’m curious if liberals and conservatives would come to the same conclusions. I feel that there is a lesson here, but I am struggling to tie this into a piece about our current political state.

    • John Cox says:

      oops, that reply was obviously for the thread above.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I was thinking today that the people in Washington see us a pawns in a great political game. Obama doesn’t know me and sees me the way I saw the deaths of a thousand Bangladeshis. I am an abstract, a statistic, a pawn. He doesn’t give a damn that I am a father and a son and a husband and a brother. I am a pawn and, like anyone who plays the game, he would gladly sacrifice me to save a rook. He has the power to do it too. He’d pull the switch to serve his purposes.

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    Susie Quatro was also Leather Tuscadero. Seriously.

    Girl could rock. Don’t know what the hell she was doing on Happy Days.

  14. R.D. Walker says:

    The Three Degrees have some questions for you…

  15. Bman says:

    I got 21 “Likes” from a liberal website! Now, I’m no R.D. Walker, (not even fucking close), but I do like to dabble in debate….(btw, I used RD’s signature “Sport” to address a random dipshit. I like it.)

    keeper23
    Rank 1054

    People who called Ted Cruz an un-American, terrorist, hostage taker, etc, need to apologize immediately for standing up for 21 hours warning us of this fiasco. Btw, “thousands” haven’t lost their insurance, but more like one hundred-thousands….and just wait until 12/31/2013. In California alone, 1 million will lose theirs. Progress! Move Forward!
    2 hours ago
    21 Likes

    la_blues
    Rank 22
    @keeper23
    And most of them, if they’d bothered to read their policies, would have discovered they were paying for junk insurance.

    BTW, policies are canceled by INSURANCE COMPANIES. Most of them want to shift customers to more expensive policies, to keep their profits high. They won’t make nearly as much money through the exchanges.
    1 hour ago
    1 Like

    Fred_GG
    Rank 223

    @Blues:

    Do you get paid more for covering the “official” talking points (lies)?

    Well, at least you are working …
    34 minutes ago
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    keeper23
    Rank 1054

    @la_blues I see you gave yourself a “like”. That’s it Sport! By junk insurance, are you talking about the male who’s plan doesn’t cover mammograms? Or birth control pills? Surely that is junk health insurance if it doesn’t cover that…
    21 minutes ago
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    keeper23
    Rank 1054

    @la_blues and by the way….the insurance companies are cancelling said policies because they don’t meet obamacare regulations.

    Ok, so all the people, as you say, who have “junk insurance”, shouldn’t be able to keep the plan that they like anyway? So, obviously then you are against any democrat plan that will FORCE insurance companies to allow said peons to keep their policies. I mean, they are “junk policies, ” right?

  16. BrunDawg says:

    What is an “Aye Eye Dee Team”?

    • BrunDawg says:

      Barry was talking about the USAID Team. I thought he spelled from the teleprompter instead of reading the word “aid”.

      Apparently, that’s on me.

  17. reboot says:

    Watch your government service buddy bleed to death and not help out. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/15/lax-security-officer-bled-for-33-minutes-as-help-stood-by/?intcmp=latestnews
    Useless turds.

  18. reboot says:

    I’m sure R.D. has stories about this, how great GovGuam is at what they do:
    http://www.kuam.com/global/story.asp?s=23976494
    It’s even more comical than the house and senate. 🙂

  19. reboot says:

    Taken at Guam Naval Hospital waiting room entertainment center. Looks like I’m good to go for a typhoon. 🙂

    http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd26/rebootinit/CDC-Zombie.jpg?t=1384506905

  20. Jim22 says:

    Would you shoot this trophy? Didn’t think so.

    adeer1

    From HisWiserAngel. She says he will live forever.

  21. R.D. Walker says:

    Now that is a strange winter weather alert!

    wwa

  22. Jim22 says:

    This Video Won Grand Prize at International Wildlife Film Festival.

    If you have not seen this yet… sit back and enjoy….

    Video by Scott McKinley Productions, produced for Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for ad campaign. Licensed music by Kenny G..

  23. Jim22 says:

    One day in the future, Barack Obama has a heart attack and dies. He immediately goes to hell, where the devil is waiting for him.

    “I don’t know what to do here,” says the devil. “You are on my list, but I have no room for you. You definitely have to stay here, so I’ll tell you what I’m going to do.

    I’ve got a couple of folks here who weren’t quite as bad as you. I’ll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I’ll even let YOU decide who leaves.”

    Obama thought that sounded pretty good, so the devil opened the door to the first room.

    In it was Ted Kennedy and a large pool of water. Ted kept diving in, and surfacing, empty handed. Over, and over, and over he dived in and surfaced with nothing. Such was his fate in hell.

    “No,” Obama said. “I don’t think so. I’m not a good swimmer, and I don’t think I could do that all day long..”

    The devil led him to the door of the next room.

    In it was Al Gore with a sledge-hammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time after time after time.

    “No, this is no good; I’ve got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day,” commented Obama.

    The devil opened a third door. Through it, Obama saw Bill Clinton, lying on the bed, his arms tied over his head, and his legs restrained in a spread eagle pose. Bent over him was Monica Lewinsky, doing what she does best.

    Obama looked at this in shocked disbelief, and finally said, “Yeah man, I can handle this.”

    The devil smiled and said…………

    (This is priceless…)

    “OK, Monica, you’re free to go.”

  24. Ray Davies says:

    How is giving Clinton a fate he would love be punishment?

    Poor Monica, I feel sorry for her. Every man she goes out with will compare himself to Bill Clinton.

  25. Z says:

    I have been pestering some Huffington Posters recently, and a common theme of course is people going bankrupt and or insurance companies dropping coverage when people get sick.

    Does anyone know how many people go bankrupt a year due to sickness? Do people not have legal recourse against an insurance company breaking a contract? Or are the people being dropped from coverage based on a contract that they should have read before they signed it?

    I’ve been looking for info on this and haven’t found much yet.

  26. reboot says:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/18/senate-to-vote-on-military-sexual-assault-bill-that-has-divided-gop-much/

    http://www.navytimes.com/article/20131116/NEWS/311160007/Pentagon-launches-major-child-abuse-study
    Nothing, NOTHING good will come out of either of these witch hunts. It reminds me of the nightmare when triscare prime was forced upon us in the 90’s.
    LITTLE did I understand at the time, it was a purposeful destruction of the self supporting military medicine system and turnover to an oligarchy of incompetent federal agencies and corrupt politicians.
    Another item I missed? It was an experiment on WTF obamacare has become.
    So look at the two links above and think about what really is behind them. Really look. I have NEVER seen anything good out of a military family service that monitors your kids. Actually, I’ve had friends suicide out because of the results of those communist bastards.
    Rant off…….

  27. MadBrad says:

    I had to express condolences to a co-worker who lost his Father over the weekend. Howard explained; “He was a Holocaust Survivor, so the first 15 years were not so great. He was in perfect health, the Doctors just said so Friday. He hasn’t been right since my Mother passed away a year and a half ago. He just collapsed in a Publix grocery store and they couldn’t revive him”.

    The people who hated him for who he was couldn’t kill him. Losing the person who loved him for who he was did. Not a bad way to go really.

    Howard said; “I wish I could be so lucky.”

    • reboot says:

      My grandfather lasted about 6 months after grandma died. He was 78. They’d been together since their early 20’s. God bless.

  28. Z says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/11/18/Gallup-Majority-Say-Healthcare-Not-Govt-s-Responsibility

    I wonder if this will get anybody’s attention. Gallup poll saying majority don’t want universal healthcare.

  29. Jim22 says:

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  30. rj says:

    I had a unique opportunity Todd as st as sand got to examine an original newspaper Friday special edition from 11-23-1963 Fort Worth Telegram. Bees side the obvious head d line there was interesting stuff like prices.
    Also on front page”6 Whites Held in JFK Shooting”
    19 inch Philco tv $158.ok
    Sunbeam hand mixer 11.99
    Sunbeam electric can opener 18.99
    Westinghouse vacuum 29.ok
    Men’s flannel shirt 1.66
    Transmission fluid .99 qt
    12 pansy plants.44
    Shopping woodworking tool299.ok
    Sunburnt toaster oven 12.99
    Electric range/oven 189.ok
    Truecold freezer chest or upright 138.oo
    23 inch airline tv 128.88
    Imported laude cashmere long coat 88
    Rich or poor everyone pays same price men’s or ladies glasses 14.90 buddy holly style exam included
    Happen gas range 179
    Westinghouse dishwasher 169
    Singer sewing machine 99 or budget 89 floor model 129
    Young man national corporation hiring 95-110 weekly car furnished
    Dishwasher wanted prefer Latin American
    Part time delivery work 2/he
    1964 Volvo starting 1995.ok
    1964 dodge 440 2door hard top 2595
    63 olds 98. 3495
    61 Buick wagon 2995
    55 olds 98 4dr 695
    5th old grand dad 3.39
    5th bellows but Hon 3.19
    Hamms beer six for .89
    Puerto Rican rum 2.99
    Movies
    The Leopard Burt Lancaster
    The incredible journey Disney
    Mcclintock The Duke
    Oklahoma
    The king and I
    1 dollar car load at riverside drive in One foot in hell
    Downtown drive in adult only That kind of Girl
    Beef haves .33/pound or choice halve .46/lb
    6oz filet,salad,baked potato,texas toast dinner 1.39, tbone dinner1.79
    4lbs ground beef 1.59
    6lb veal Cutler 3.59
    2lb bacon .98
    4 lb sirloin 2.49

    Wow just wow

  31. rj says:

    Ladies cashmere coat, shopsmith woodworking tool, tappen gas range, beef halves… Damn touchpad and autofill

  32. JenR says:

    For those like me who are not very tech savvy, how does one create an avatar for this site?

  33. R.D. Walker says:

    • RJ says:

      heard it on radio, spokesman for the costco said it was a shipping error, they came from the warehouse labeled fiction, guess who ever stocked them was a lib who thought it was just that.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      It doesn’t really bother me. A lot of it is fiction. Jesus spoke in parables all the time and so did the writers of the Bible. I don’t believe that Jonah was really swallowed by a fish. The authors of the Jonah tale didn’t believe it either. It was allegory.

      For the record, George Orwell didn’t believe there was a farm anywhere run by pigs and Animal Farm is in fiction. It is still contains a wealth of truth, right?

      Even if some people believe it is all fiction, I don’t care. There are believers and non-believers. They shouldn’t care if I believe and I shouldn’t care that they don’t.

      I just thought it was interesting.

  34. Rockheim says:

    Speaking of an armed society… I didn’t want to derail the interpol thread but thought this was pretty interesting.

    Last night I took my AR101 class at the local range. Got a bunch of good info. Got my red dot and iron sights zeroed in. .put a couple hundred rounds downrange and had a general blast doing so..

    But the real interesting part of the evening. Of the 6 students in the class.. only 2 of us were male. And according to the instructor.. The number of females purchasing ARs are coming close to parity with male purchasers. Who knew?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Well, it is a nice, girl friendly weapon.

      Part of that might be that, in general, women are more willing than men to take a class.

      • notamobster says:

        Yep. Class? I don’t need no stinking class. I saw this on TV. I’m good. I got this.

      • Rockheim says:

        That’s an angle I hadn’t considered fully. But to get to the super secret “Mall Ninja Terminator” classes.. You have to take their 101 classes.

        But I’m of the opinion that I don’t know everything. Even though my Marine buddy showed me most of what we went through last night.. There was still more to learn and be shown. But then.. I ain’t skeered to take classes or admit that there are things I don’t know.
        All I know is this.. It was certainly fun.. I can’t wait for 201 in December..

        • R.D. Walker says:

          Nothing wrong with classes. I took classes. Days and days of classes at the Fort Benning School for Boys.

          • reboot says:

            It was more funner on the range, LOL! I was pissed when the M-16s were introduced to the boats in the 90’s. We loved our M-14s. There’s nothing like 308 love.

        • Jim22 says:

          Keep taking them Rock. You know you will gain from them.

          Have fun.

    • Jim22 says:

      My experience is that women are usually afraid of AR15’s. They have heard the news reports and expect something – I don’t know, maybe mushroom clouds. But they all want to try one – after being assured that the gun doesn’t kick.

      Then they will burn ammunition until you tell them to stop. As I have said before on this site they almost all grin. It’s fun and they can do it.

      Then they are open to instruction about sight alignment and trigger control. The want to try it with a red dot sight, a laser, a scope, and anything else that will allow them to keep shooting. Just like men.

      The best thing in years has been the outreach to women by NRA to encourage them to try shooting. It starts with NRA’s ‘Women On Target’ program.

      If you know a woman who is afraid of guns or is not afraid but would like to learn about them, find a WOT class.

      Men – if you like to shoot have your woman friend take one of these classes. You will have a shooting friend.

      • reboot says:

        Ladies are a little different, once they figure out the target picture and the goal, they have the supreme patience to put the bullet on target. 2nd wife was offered a spot on a large pro shooting team in Honolulu, and she was only out plinking .22s with me.

      • reboot says:

        Jim, anybody who’s not mental grins when they are shooting semi-autos, it’s not a woman thing. Not by a long shot.

  35. TN-Cat says:

    When I come to the Revo lately my screen turns white. Takes about 5 or 6 exits to be able to read a comment. Even longer to post one. Any ideas how this can be fixed? I use a Kindle or my phone. Happens in both.

  36. reboot says:

    Look at the photo in this link, in Guam, from a outer islander that was imported.
    Just another great guy? LOOK. LEARN.

    http://www.kuam.com/story/24020894/2013/11/20/police-seek-man-in-reported-kidnapping

    • R.D. Walker says:

      How far can he go? I mean there are damned few ways to sneak off Guam. It ain’t like USVI; it’s way out there. Was the dude from CMNI or Micronesia?

  37. notamobster says:

    What a difference 5 years makes. I am too old for this shit. That is all.