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  1. C. L. says:

    I just learned that, on New Year’s Eve, in a nearby city, a giant 8 foot by 12 foot pasty will be hoisted into the air and dropped at midnight, amid other joyous New Year celebrations. Only in the UP. The chicken wire pasty with be lit with thousands of lights at 8 pm for your enjoyment.

  2. notamobster says:

    For those who don’t know, a pasty (pass-tee) is meat & shredded or chopped vegetables (carrot, potato, rutabaga, onion) wrapped in a pastry (pace-tree).

    It’s not the thing that goes over nipples at pointless strip clubs.

    Pasties are like a pot pie, but handheld (and the gravy goes on the outside of you’re into such abominations… I’m a die hard “ketchup on my pasties” guy).

    They are wonderful.

    I’ve never had one with chicken wire in it, but it sounds tough to chew.

    • Jim22 says:

      Darn. I was looking forward to a picture of a giant shallow cone with a tassel.

    • C. L. says:

      In my 53 years I’ve only run across one guy who liked gravy on his pasty, but he was a troll*. It’s a job for ketchup, baby.

      *troll – Yooperism for those who live under da bridge.

      a pasty pic from the web:
      http://www.joepastry.com/pics/porkpasty.jpg

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Ketchup on anything other than a french fry is an abomination. (Even then.)

        A good pasty requires nothing on the outside. I will take it plain. 🙂

        • C. L. says:

          I won’t use ketchup on very many things, but pasties are an exception. They’re even good cold out of the fridge the next day.

          Another delicious thing we have here is porketta. My in-laws from the St. Louis area always buy some to take back with them.

        • Jim22 says:

          Ketchup is designed for dipping egg sandwiches into. Just ask John Kerry.

          What kind of crust is on a proper pasty? The pic looks like thick pie crust.

          Also, when did ketchup become officially ketchup and not catsup? If I remember right Heinz had a trade mark on the word ketchup.

          • C. L. says:

            “What kind of crust is on a proper pasty?”

            I had to ask the wife about that. She says the ingredients are basically the same, but the amounts are different. Pie crust is more flaky, according to her. Also, using real lard makes it better. She makes darned fine pasties, too. And pies.

            I like my pasties pretty basic, with potatoes, onions and hamburger. Some people use flank steak, add rutabagas, etc. They came here with the Cornish miners who worked the many iron and copper mines that used to be here. It was a hearty meal they could slip in their pocket.

            I remember calling that red stuff catsup. Somewhere along the line we just switched over to calling it ketchup.

    • Bman says:

      I had my first pasty back in ’91 in Allouez, MI.

      Btw, Trebor Snoyl puts ketchup on his cottage cheese.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    What happened to Rich?

  4. notamobster says:

    Don’t know. Has anyone heard from him? I hope everything is okay with his wife.

  5. Jim22 says:

    PMC 223 Rem 55 Grain FMJ-BT – 1000 Rounds $319.95

    Wideners

  6. Jim22 says:

    Vagenaise?

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    Slate is just click-bait now. Check out this headline…

    Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse

    Yep. And fewer airline crashes would cost the jobs of NTSB investigators.

    • jacksonsdad says:

      I thought I was beyond being surprised by blatant stupidity but DAYUM!… are they really lamenting people NOT dying in car accidents b/c then they can’t donate organs (which btw may or may NOT actually save the recipients life)?

      Not to mention the fact that car accidents don’t necessarily yield viable organs in the first place. I don’t mean to be grody to the max here but I’ve responded to more scenes than I care to remember where you’d be fortunate to distinguish between an ‘organ’ and a 2 lb. hunk of ground round.

      More Fatal Accidents = More Organ Donors? Goddamit… they made me eat my own words. I can’t believe my fuckin’ eyes.

  8. notamobster says:

    What happened to reboot? Did we lose him by trump-bashing?

  9. Jim22 says:

    ‘Tis the season:

    Hat tip to Angel who has a bug.

  10. Jim22 says:

    Photoshop but funny:

  11. C. L. says:

    After the anti-Israel UN resolution, does anyone think it’s just a coincidence that we will not have a carrier group in the middle east until after Trump’s inauguration?

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/316546-no-us-carrier-now-in-the-mideast/

  12. C. L. says:

    Do you want your significant other to get in tip top shape this winter? Are you wanting a better sex life? Then this is for you. You’re welcome.

  13. C. L. says:

    Darn, I missed the comet last night. I just plumb forgot about it.

  14. C. L. says:

    If there were an official color for the Revo, what would it be? You could do a map similar to red and blue state maps, showing which states contain Revoistas.

    As far as I know, we have Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Washington, Arizona, North Dakota, Oklahoma, California(?), New Hampshire(?)

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    You know, maybe the Islamists have a point.

    Kidding of course but… sheesh.

    • C. L. says:

      I confess that “kidding” thought has gone through my head on several occasions, but more as a shame on us thing.

  16. notamobster says:

  17. notamobster says:

    Washinton Pos admits that they’re spreading fake news, again. In trying to further the Russian hacking narrative, they admit that they shared unverified “murky” information.

    Maybe they should just stick to facts and avoid things that appear to support their narrative.

  18. RJM says:

    THE 2016 DARWIN AWARDS
    You’ve been waiting for them with bated breath, so without further ado, here are the 2016 Darwin Awards

    Eighth Place

    In Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys.

    Seventh Place

    A 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who “totally zoned when he ran”, accidentally jogged off a 100-foot high cliff on his daily run.

    Sixth Place

    While at the beach, Daniel Jones, 21, dug an eight-foot hole for protection from the wind and had been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom, when it collapsed, burying him beneath five feet of sand. People on the beach used their hands and shovels trying to get him out but could not reach him. It took rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.

    Fifth Place

    Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed as he fell through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was burglarizing. Death was caused when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth to keep his hands free rammed into the base of his skull as he hit the floor.

    Fourth Place

    Sylvester Briddell, Jr., 26, was killed as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger.

    Third Place

    After stepping around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door, a man walked into H&J Leather & Firearms intent on robbing the store. The shop was full of customers and a uniformed officer was standing at the counter. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up and fired a few wild shots from a target pistol.

    The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, and several customers also drew their guns and fired. The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else was hurt.

    HONORABLE MENTION

    Paul Stiller, 47, and his wife Bonnie were bored just driving around at 2 A.M. so they lit a quarter stick of dynamite to toss out the window to see what would happen. Apparently, they failed to notice that the window was closed.

    RUNNER UP

    Kerry Bingham had been drinking with several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from a local bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation grew more excited, and at least ten men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at 4:30 AM. Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge, they discovered that no one had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, volunteered and pointed out that a coil of lineman’s cable lay nearby. They secured one end around Bingham’s leg and then tied the other to the bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. Bingham’s foot was never located.

    AND THE WINNER IS….

    Zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt (Paderborn, Germany) fed his constipated elephant 22 doses of animal laxative and more than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up pachyderm finally got relief. Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded.

    The sheer force of the elephant’s unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground where he struck his head on a rock as the elephant continued to evacuate 200 pounds of dung on top of him. It seems to be just one of those freak accidents that proves…“Shit happens”.

    IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPORTANT TO THANK THESE PEOPLE FOR REMOVING THEMSELVES FROM THE GENE POOL.

  19. C. L. says:

    Notamobster, your quiz was up long enough for me to click on it and take it. The result made me chuckle. Where I live is as red as it can possibly get, but the quiz algorithm apparently decided (not unreasonably) that no one actually lives here so it gave three cities as high probability suggestions. The nearest suggestion is over 1,300 miles away. We are practically neighbors, per the results. I tried putting in a link to the results map, but it just comes back to the start of the quiz.

  20. C. L. says:

    Pet peeve. Those damn commercials that ask for money to “rescue” those pathetic looking dogs and cats that look like they are living in a third world country, probably Arkansas. Some ultra-rich celebrity woman sprays a little vinegar in her eyes right before the camera is turned on, then proceeds in her most pathetic, whiny voice to make you feel sorry and donate money to “save” the animals. This would be a woman who could save half of the animals herself with a small chunk of her disposable income, trying to guilt you into giving them the money you need for food and property taxes.

    Here’s a little secret. “Rescue” means euthanize. Yeah, that really sucks because I love animals, but these commercials drive me up a frickin’ wall. It’s because I can’t stand for my emotions to be used as a tool for anyone, and they are so damned blatant about their exploitation of your emotions.

    Ditto for the feed the children ads. I always suspected that Sally Struthers was wolfing down 20-piece buckets of KFC between takes and throwing the bones to the kids.

    Damn, where did that come from?

  21. BrunDawg says:

    California Hires Eric Holder as Legal Bulwark Against Donald Trump (New York Times).

    Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has reissued a subpoena regarding the Obama Justice Department’s deadly Fast and Furious scandal. (Townhall.com)

    • Doc says:

      …isn’t that shit-4-brainz still under Contempt of Congress?

      on another note, I found the following this morning & thought I’d post it here for your viewing:

      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/19/83/18/198318a61da04f9a8b32b673117e090b.jpg

      • R.D. Walker says:

        I Googled it. It looks to me like that meme is baseless….

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militia_Act_of_1903

        • Doc says:

          Thanks, R.D…from your link:

          “A well-known internet meme cites the Dick Act as an argument against proposed gun control laws and regulations.[50][51] However, the meme is inaccurate and cannot be relied on as an argument against the regulation of firearms.[52][53][54] To cite one example, the meme claims the Dick Act “cannot be repealed.” In fact parts of the Dick Act were effectively repealed when it was modified by the Militia Act of 1908, the National Defense Act of 1916, the National Defense Act of 1920, and the National Defense Act Amendments of 1933.[55][56]”

          …got fooled. I currently bow my head in shame.

          • Bman says:

            “Don’t believe everything you read on the world wide web.” – Abe Lincoln (before they called it the internet).

  22. R.D. Walker says:

    After two weeks in Prague, Berlin, Brussels and Paris, Pumpkin is back in the USA safe and sound.

  23. C. L. says:

    Brrr! We have -10 here currently. No wind. The trees are cracking and popping this morning.

  24. C. L. says:

    This picture made me think of the left’s refusal to admit to and face their new reality. Heck, they want to make a Moslem the head of the DNC. Business as usual. Carry on.

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IJLam-qT-Uk/WG__pPUOhoI/AAAAAAABdro/d6LXIV1HCS8NwPz-GO1AxuEWppDIHtHSQCLcB/s1600/daily_picdump_2401_02.jpg

    (I wish I had the ability to post pics rather than just links. Sometimes a picture says a lot.)

  25. A Guy says:

    I know this blog is relatively small, but you should consider using archive.is to take a snapshot of pages and share them. That way you don’t drive traffic to pro globalist propaganda. Hinder their revenue sources.

  26. jacksonsdad says:

    This came to mind this morning…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_holes

    I would enthusiastically donate to a cause dedicated to providing the left with more shovels. Obviously they already have an ample supply but more couldn’t hurt…

    “FREE SHOVELS FOR DEMOCRATS”

    Would anyone else get behind that?

  27. Z says:

    http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/01/08/yo-democrats-this-tweet-about-middle-america-from-nobody-melinda-byerley-is-why-you-keep-losing/

    Amazing what people will post with their names attached to it. She goes after “middle America” with a vengeance

    • C. L. says:

      I guess she doesn’t understand that we don’t want people like her to move out of the big cities. What a hateful bitch.

      It’s good that she talked down and told us what to do to attract people like her, so we can do the opposite.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Funny but I see that sort of “logical proof” used in online debates everyday around the webs.

      • Gager says:

        Guess maybe it depends on what you are assuming it is trying to prove. I took it as a pithy way of pointing out that walls (borders) serve to preserve diversity of people groups. A concept the open borders crowd (largely the same people who are enamored of diversity and multiculturalism) doesn’t seem to understand very well.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          My key chain fob repels tigers. I have been carrying it for five years and, during that time, I haven’t seen a single tiger.

  28. C. L. says:

    Another top Russian diplomat found dead. That make three we know of.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2573894/top-russian-diplomat-dead-athens-home/

    I really don’t want to speculate over Obama’s retaliation to Russian hacking, but I can’t help but think of it.

  29. BrunDawg says:

    Remember Baltimore justice-rigging Mosby?
    “A federal judge is allowing key parts of a lawsuit against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby, brought by five of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, to move forward.”
    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/

  30. C. L. says:

    We have been having a mother of a snowstorm yesterday and today. You guys are having great discussions today and I can’t keep up. I’ve already plowed 8 inches out of the yard this morning and have another 6 inches there now. Have not even touched the half mile drive yet and it’s still snowing heavy. I came in to warm up, dry out, and try to catch up here. Well, back to the battle. Later.

  31. BrunDawg says:

    Can you really blame the spoon for obesity?
    “Obese woman is now a stunning model thanks to ‘teaspoon diet’”
    –New York Post
    Is it too late for a new years resolution to put down the shovel?

  32. BrunDawg says:

    Mad Dog earns another title today.
    And a little comedy from Duffle Blog (note: contains Fbombs).
    Mattis attends confirmation hearing wearing only Spartan helmet…

    http://www.duffelblog.com/2017/01/mattis-attends-confirmation-hearing-wearing-spartan-helmet-fuck-isis-boxers/#ixzz4VZvNf5N3

  33. sortawitte says:

    We in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri are preparing for an ice storm. At our place, we expect 1 inch of ice. That translates to major damage on power lines, trees, and, pretty much no travel. So, I got out the generator, checked it out, watched the exodus on tv of non-planners cleaning out walmart, and the hysteria from the tv weathermen (and gals).

    More and more of my neighbors are going to whole house generators and worrying less.. They are powered by natural gas and supply power for the whole house. There is a 5 to 15 second delay when power fails, and then it comes on. You do have to reset your digital clocks. My neighbor’s machine comes on and self-checks once a month. I usually don’t hear it.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      There is a quarter inch if ice on the driveway this morning. We could ice skate. Poor dog fell on her ass. No power issues that I am aware of.

  34. Slaphappypap says:

    RD’s side chick (j/k) is NOT performing at the inauguration.

    Marie Osmond backtracks on Trump inauguration remarks – Fox News
    https://apple.news/AWbk1LcwOQNmBFmRuFEUadA

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Her face is looking a little stretched these days. I love those old Donny and Marie clips. Those were the days when I was really in love with her.

      • sortawitte says:

        Oh no, I don’t want to hear it. Is nothing sacred? Is our own RD not slack jawed, drooling in love with Marie anymore? Has the earth’s rotation come to a shuddering stop? Has love truly died? Is it over?

        OK, that’s all I can think of.

        We dodged the bullet. 50 miles west, trees are shattered and on houses, miles of power lines are down, and civilization is at a standstill. We had two inches of rain and a little ice on the windshields. True providence. Sorry about the dog.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          Nah, I still love her. It is important, however, to understand that if you want to keep a celebrity crush on a pedestal, never, ever, never follow her on Twitter.

          Glad the ice missed you. Maybe I will take post a video of the kid took of me this morning sliding down the driveway on a toboggan.

  35. Ray Davies says:

    A new Night Before Christmas:
    Happy New Year!..THIS IS EXTREMELY CLEVER. WONDER WHO WROTE IT

    Twas the night before Christmas, and up in the tower,
    The Donald reflected on his newfound power.
    The conservative masses had come out in force,
    And delivered a victory that would chart a new course.

    The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes,
    The media lied to them . . . What a surprise.
    They had been promised a Hillary win,
    But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin.

    And though from all corners celebrities flew,
    They made no impression, for they hadn’t a clue.
    They talked about climate, racism, and such,
    And they made up good stories . . . But didn’t know much.

    The fake news and ignorance came at a cost,
    And they can’t understand all the reasons they lost.
    They blame it on Comey and Bernie and Vlad,
    But fail to acknowledge the one that was bad.

    Yes, Hillary Clinton, in many ways flawed,
    Was her own biggest hurdle toward getting the nod.
    The campaign exposed her corruptness and greed,
    And her speeches were punch-less as ten dollar weed.

    So out in the streets there arose such a clatter,
    It was Soros-paid protestors and Black Lives Matter.
    With cities to pillage and windows to smash,
    They knew not the issues, but needed the cash.

    Eight years of Obama had given them cause,
    To expect a replacement of their Santa Claus.
    But soon the protestors will feel the pain,
    When the wheels fall off of the old gravy train.

    And now all the snowflakes are riddled with fear,
    Upset and offended by things that they’ll hear.
    The cocoa and crayons will help for a while,
    But fact-based opinions will soon cramp their style.

    I originally supported, and voted, for Cruz,
    In the end, I would vote for whoever they choose.
    He wasn’t my first choice, but soon I would cede,
    The one they call Trump is the one that we need.

    I saw him on TV in front of a crowd,
    He spoke about veterans, it made me feel proud.
    He spoke about energy, safety, and jobs,
    Taking this country back from the Washington snobs.

    He was dressed in Armani, all tailored and neat,
    And the Brunos he wore made the outfit complete.
    For a man of his vintage, he seemed rather fit,
    And he looked presidential, I have to admit.

    His eyes glowed like embers, his smile was the best,
    And his hair was the color of my old hunting vest.
    His love for this country was on full display,
    And his actions spoke louder than his words could say.

    He thanked all his voters, and before he was gone,
    Saved thousands of jobs while Obama looked on.
    The fate of this country left nothing to chance,
    So, he filled out his cabinet weeks in advance.

    The men he had chosen were of the same mind,
    Let’s set the bar high, and not lead from behind.
    He picked up his phone as he rose from his seat,
    With a flick of his finger, he sent out this tweet;

    “Now Mattis!, now Kelly!’ now Sessions! And Pruitt!
    On Perry! On Flynn, You’re the ones who can do it.
    Start lifting restrictions and building the wall,
    Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

    The roar of his audience rose from the stands,
    He kissed all their babies and shook all their hands.
    He answered their questions and calmed all their fears,
    They knew it would be a fantastic four years.

    Then he jumped in his limo, and off to his jet,
    A fellow that Liberals won’t soon forget.
    He sent one more tweet as the evening expired;
    “MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND OBAMA – YOU’RE FIRED!”

  36. Jim22 says:

    They say this image is fake. Do you think so?

    From here

  37. Z says:

    I just noticed the books section. Thanks for doing that. I think I and many others will get a lot out of it.

  38. R.D. Walker says:

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Unless it turns out to be a toxic waste dump and they just bought a $100 million dollar clean up liability, yes.

      • notamobster says:

        It was appraised in 2006 for $190M, then again in 2011 for $11M. What imbecile still thinks shopping malls are a good investment? It’s only at half capacity and most people buy from the internet these days.

        Now, imagine that an enterprising individual purchased that for $100.00 and turned it into a for-profit trade school.

        #RollinInTheDough

  39. C. L. says:

    You know that old saying, they don’t make them like they used to?

    Not too long ago, I took the draw bar from my 1950 Farmall M in to a machine shop to have a three quarter inch hole drilled. They said no problem. When I went to pick it up, they said it was the hardest piece of steel they’d ever had come into the shop. They went through a couple of bits getting the hole drilled. If they were that impressed, I am sure impressed, too.

    That tractor is 67 years old and still going strong. Ah, the good old days, when things were built to last. It’s no wonder people were so proud of American industry back in the day. It actually meant something.

    I never did adapt to the throw-away society we have now. You can buy a 50 year old shovel at a garage sale and it will last longer than a typical brand new shovel you can buy today. Better steel.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      You can’t really say the same thing about a 40 year old car. Just about any American made automobile from 1977 would be a cheaply made piece of crap by today’s standards.

      • C. L. says:

        I’d have to agree with you on that example. But I do like those old cars and trucks.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          I do like the older styling. But damn, they rusted out in 18 months, they didn’t run for shit, they whistled and rattled even when new. Remember when getting 100,000 miles out of car was a rare accomplishment?

          I mean, when I was a kid in the 70s “my car wouldn’t start” was an excuse everybody used often. Being broke down on the side of the road was something you saw about every day. I don’t know what happened to the American auto industry in the 70s but, styling aside, it was for shit.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          You know, even my 1969 Impala which has been babied since it was manufactured is an eye opener to drive. By today’s standards, it corners like a river barge. Step on the brakes even a little too hard and it goes into a spinning skid. I have had a nephew ask to take it to prom and I had to say no. It is just not that safe to drive if you are used to the easy handling of modern autos.

          Hell, my big ass Toyota Tundra feels like a nimble sports car after I dive the Impala.

          But damn, I look good in that car. 🙂

          • C. L. says:

            Yep, yep. It was an adventure driving my 78 Ford pickup to town at 65 on the highway. I remember the first time I drove it at highway speed I had to remind myself that everything drove like that when I was younger. It was hard to believe. Heaven forbid I would have had to stop quickly. I had to consciously remind myself that today’s following/stopping distances are NOT the same as a 40 year old vehicle had. I locked up the brakes more than once.

            • R.D. Walker says:

              If I drive my Tundra on Interstate 80 across Iowa I have to use the cruise control. Without it, it is nothing to find myself going 95 on the flat expanse that Ben mentioned. You don’t even notice. That wasn’t a problem in the 70s. If you were going 95 back then, by god, you knew it.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          They were almost infinitely easier for a shade-tree mechanic to work on, however. That’s a good thing because they needed a lot of work.

          • C. L. says:

            I could fix darn near anything on an old car, including rebuilding engines. Now, changing the oil is about all I’m good for an a new car.

            And yes, that old tractor needs its’ share of tinkering, but I sure like the old girl. What I like about it is that, when she lets me down, I can get her back in shape by myself.

  40. C. L. says:

    I watched the make American great again . . . whatever it was this evening. If it can serve as a harbinger, we are going to have a reality show live in the white house for at least four years. If you watch a clip and see him walk into the Lincoln Memorial and look up at Abe, and notice that the camera takes a 360 swooping shot all around him, you’ll know what I mean.

    Other little theatrics might earn a face palm from some.

  41. fasttimes says:

    https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/01/levin-theres-a-key-difference-between-trump-and-obama

    I agree with Levin most of the time. some time i think he is overly critical, especially to his callers, but hearing him make a point i was trying to make a while back does come with a little enjoyment.

    Also, congrats everyone. this is obama’s last night in office. cheers.

  42. BrunDawg says:

    Sig Sauer P320 was selected by the U.S. Army.
    Sig Sauer beat out Glock Inc., FN America and Beretta USA, the maker of the current M9 9mm service pistol, in the competition for the Modular Handgun System, or MHS, program.
    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/01/19/army-picks-sig-sauer-replace-m9-service-pistol.html

    • notamobster says:

      I bought the Sig P220 (.45 ACP) back in 2007 and traded it for my Springfield XDM .40 bi-tone, full size (because of the capacity difference) and $300.

      Sig held 8 (great gun though) and my XDM held 16+1, and never had a malfunction (caused by the gun anyway) in more than 10,000 rds. I also sold it for what “paid” for it.

  43. jacksonsdad says:

    God Bless America!

  44. RJ says:

    What if we coud get a federal law passed stating all new fereral laws and legislation must be no longer than three paragraphs.
    In addition each new law must be accompanied by a one page report indicating the exact consequences the new law would have on citizens and exact cost to enforce each law.
    Additionally each new law must be posted on a public web based site and open for review and comments by citizens for 20 days before the final vote by congress to approve each law.
    One more thing, each new regulation put in place by every federal agency in order to enforce each new law would have to meet the same standards.

    I propose the first new law.
    As of 2-1-2017 all existing federal laws, regulations, and mandates and funding are hereby null and void. With the exception of the laws, funding and for all branches of the US Military and Department of Defense.

    All federally funded agencies are declared non existent, all personnel employed by such agencies are hereby terminated from employment with the exception of heads of departments. And with the exception for the US Department of Defense.

    All senators and representatives offices are allowed one assistant. Senators who sponser legislation will write such legislation and present it on the senate floor for approval, and votes will be posted on a public web site.

    We’re starting over ya bastards get to work. I can dream cant I?

  45. RJ says:

    I propose a scond new federal law.

    As of 2-29-2017 All citizens will pay annually on 2-29 a flat income tax rate of 8 percent of their annual gross income from the previous year in the form of a check payable to the US Treasury.

    As of 2-29-2017 All businesses and corporations in the United States will pay annually on 2/29 3 percent of their gross revenues from the previous year in the form of a check Payable to the US treasury.

    As of 2-29-2017 The US budget for callender year 2017 is declared to be no more than the revenue taken in on 2-29-2017.

  46. C. L. says:

    We have the grandkids for the weekend. It turns out that I share a sense of humor at the same level as my 11 year old grandson. It was the 9 year old’s little birthday dinner. He loves hot wings and hot popcorn chicken. 14 year old granddaughter had already left the table and thankfully was not privy to our ongoing table conversation. 9 says to grandma that he loves her hot popcorn chicken and wants to know what kind of sauce she uses. She tells him Hooters hot sauce. 9 then says with a reverent tone, “I love Hooters.” After a few seconds I replied in the same reverent tone, “Me too.” 11 gets it immediately and starts to laugh uproariously, which causes me and the wife both to join in. 9 has no clue what we’re laughing about. 14 is wondering what’s going on. Every time she asks, we all laugh harder. It’s no wonder mom 1 and mom 2 adopt chagrined frowns at me sometimes when I make the kids laugh.

    Okay, I may have taught them the armpit fart sound thing a little too young, as they proceeded to do it during church several years ago.