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  1. Jim 22 says:

    Uh-glee. I’ve seen this picture before.

    I can only read the speed limit sign but it looks like it was taken in Mexico to me.

    Lots of bicicletistas there and the speed limit sign and the paving looks familiar.

  2. sortahwitte says:

    Looks like a bicycle race on a dragstrip. “My sunglasses are down on the floor somewhere. Hey, I can just reach them!”

  3. Locke n Load says:

    I believe the full story and verification thereof is on Snopes :)

  4. Locke n Load says:

    Ever been to the Moab Utah area? 500 sq miles of drop dead WOW.

  5. sortahwitte says:

    Right on LnL! I’ve camped in Arches National Park. What an experience! If you can call scenery gothic, that might describe it.

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    Here is the poop on the photo at the top.

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/bikerace.asp

  7. Locke n Load says:

    I took a bunch of pics at 70mph yesterdy, this one I got out to shoot. Wilson Arch used to be a pair of these 300 foot monsters but one collapsed last year. I can post the rest later on if you like

  8. Locke n Load says:

    Actually, since I can’t seem to figure out the whole thumbnail/fullsize trick maybe RD can toss a few he likes up. they’re all on the server bud.

    hey, look, idaho has a ‘year without a summer’ and yet the potato plants look great. the french fry market is secure…

  9. Bman says:

    The title of the picture above should be: Strike!

  10. Locke n Load says:

    Click to enlarge

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    For those of you who post YouTube videos on the Revo…

    There is a new custom dimension tool on YouTube. When you hit the embed link there is a tool that lets you set the width of the viewer in the embed code. It automatically adjusts the height to maintain the aspect ratio. Once you enter the width in the tool, it sets it up in the embed code so you don’t have to do it manually anymore. Remember the widths are 505 for the main board and 360 for the comments.

  12. MadBrad says:

    Why you should never go kayaking in the Okeefenokee Swamp…

  13. sortahwitte says:

    You’ve got be kidding me! What kind of fool would go through there with a puny little fishing boat? Maybe an amtrak with a pair of fifty cals with them lit up.

  14. Locke n Load says:

    Hey Nobody, email me at the address on the Contacts page. I have a question or two for you.

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    Okay Revo contributers, listen up. Here is how you do the “click to enlage” gig. You upload your photos using the tool as usual. You check the size of the photo you want, 505 or less for the main page and 360 or less for comments. You then click the “File URL” button which automatically places a link to the full size photo in the Link URL field. Then push “Insert Into Post” and you are done. Easy as hell.

    Here is a diagram of how to do it. Guess what: Click to Enlarge.

  16. BrunDawg says:

    Way too funny – Hot Air has the scoop on the poor unemployed Leslie Macko who was paraded on national television to tug at the heartstrings of America into extending unemployment benefits. Little did he know she was fired and convicted of prescription drug fraud.
    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/29/obamateurism-of-the-day-324/

  17. BrunDawg says:

    President BARACK OBAMA was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation two weeks ago in upstate New York. He spoke for almost an hour about his plans for increasing every Native American’s present standard of living. He referred to his time as a U.S. Senator and how he had voted for every Native American issue that came to the floor of the Senate. Although President Obama was vague about the details of his plans, he seemed most enthusiastic and spoke eloquently about his ideas for helping his “red sisters and brothers.” At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented Obama with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name, “Walking Eagle.” The proud President then departed in his motorcade to a fundraiser, waving to the crowds. A news reporter later asked the group of chiefs how they came to select the new name they had given to the President. They explained that “Walking Eagle” is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.

  18. R.D. Walker says:

    Probably shouldn’t have had that cigarette.

  19. slaphappypap says:

    I smoked for about fifteen years. I wish I had all the money back.

  20. Jim 22 says:

    ‘Was Obama high during the 60 minutes interview?’

  21. jacksonsdad says:

    Dang bros, have y’all heard about this??

    TWO OF A KIND
    California Rep. Waters may face fall ethics trial along with Rep. Charlie Rangel

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/#ixzz0vGlF23Kq

  22. R.D. Walker says:

    Police: 2 men tried to sell wood blocks as laptops

    Investigators in Mississippi say two men wrapped blocks of wood in duct tape and bubble wrap, attached Toshiba labels and tried to pass them off as laptops.

    Hinds County authorities charged the men with trademark infringement and selling goods with counterfeit labels. WLBT-TV in Jackson reports the men were caught Thursday when they tried to sell the fake laptops to an off-duty state trooper.

    Hinds County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeffery Scott says authorities also found binders filled with paper being passed off as computers.

    However, no one actually bought the fakes.

    From the comments…

    White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs stated that the White House has indeed decided to purchase 1000 of these computers at a cost of $110 million. they will be used by SEIU staff members to check personal e-mail and send racist misinformation to be blamed on the TEA Party and other non-leftist groups. Speaker Pelosi, said we will know what is best the American public after it has been implemented.

  23. R.D. Walker says:

    Miss Iowa Katherine Connors First Pitch after Miguel Batista Remark

    Miss Iowa Katherine Connors First Pitch after Miguel Batista Remark – She came out in a custom made “Miss Iowa” jersey, and threw the first pitch at the Nationals game. Katherine Connors threw the first pitch to Miguel Batista who caught the pitch at the plate. The ball did reach home plate completely in the air, but would have been a bit inside on any right handed hitter.

    The pitch came four days after Batista compared Miss Iowa to Miss Universe to explian how fans view him and the upcoming phenom Stephen Strasberg,saying,”People started booing me, and they hadn’t seen me throw a pitch yet. It’s like you hear Miss Iowa, and you say, ‘Iowa?’ And then you see her up close and you say, ‘Wow, she’s gorgeous.”

    The comment reportedly offended some in Iowa, and they brought out Miss Iowa to throw the first pitch to do a little bit of damage control. Connors said that she found out what Batista had said when friends called her while she was receiving hair extension

    Miss Iowa Katherine Connors. I am just sayin’…. um… yay Iowa!

  24. sortahwitte says:

    Damn straight, yay Iowa!

  25. Van-a-gram says:

    I think someone forgot to tell Whoopi what is stands for, too….

  26. R.D. Walker says:

    Since this is going full on viral, I might as well post it here.

    Antoine Dodson is Obama’s next Inner City Crime Czar.

  27. Bman says:

    Check it blee! Bro, was on!

  28. locke n load says:

    Van, that was a great Walter Williams interview, I love that guy. Especially his insistence on making organ donation a profitable enterprise for the donors, lol.

    One thing he said reminds me very much of RD as well.
    “Again, it goes back to my ideas on liberty and my respect for individual rights. I try to write so that economics is understandable to the ordinary person. I have had a lot of encouragement to do so and I had a tenacious mentor at UCLA, Armen Alchian, who used to pick on me. We were in the hallway one day and he said, “You know, Williams, the true test of whether somebody understands his subject comes when he can explain it to someone who doesn’t know a darn thing about it.” I take pride in doing that kind of explaining. At the same time I try to convince readers of the moral value of individual liberty.”

  29. locke n load says:

    Oh, by the way, I’m off to Disney in a few hours. I’ll likely be AWOL while I get mugged by the Mouse and his cohorts. Ya’ll have fun

  30. R.D. Walker says:

    Here is some pre-trip reading for you Locke.

    http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=16426

  31. locke n load says:

    Sweet. Will get to it. Something tells me this is gonna get expensive… I wonder if I can claim I’m stimulating the economy?

  32. R.D. Walker says:

    Yep, you are going to be passing out twenties like a Jehovah’s Witness passes out tracts.

  33. locke n load says:

    I remember that piece now, liked it then as well as now. I hope you’re right about the kids liking it. They’ve been learning a lesson in saving with their change jar and now they get to blow the whole thing.. While I hate crowds I’m going to try damned hard to smile and play along with the girls. Why this place is such a mecca I’ve never understood but shoot, this isn’t for me, its for the kids :)

  34. locke n load says:

    13$ for a soda I hear. Wheeeeeee…

  35. Bman says:

    $13 for a pop? Cripes! I bet they frisk down the folks before they get into the park; not for weapons, but for food and beverages.

  36. R.D. Walker says:

    It would appear that Levi, in getting back together with Bristol, was working on a reality show. It fell through and so did the reunion.

    And just like that, they were off again. “It’s over. I broke up with him,” Bristol Palin tells PEOPLE exclusively of her second try at an engagement to Levi Johnston, father of her 19-month-old son Tripp.

    Palin, 19, says the relationship soured on July 14, the very same day they announced their marriage intentions to the world. Palin says he told her that evening he might have fathered a baby with another teenage girl. (Palin did not name the young woman, but a pregnant former girlfriend of Johnston’s has since publicly denied his paternity.)

    Young single mother’s can be excused for wanting to reconcile with the father of their child. Levi seemed to have ulterior motives. Todd Palin really needs to take Levi on a hunting trip to the North Slope.

    More

  37. R.D. Walker says:

    Debt per capita by state. Once again, yay Iowa! (And good job Nebraska.)

  38. sortahwitte says:

    Re: State debt.
    I read the article, but I still didn’t get it. Oklahoma by state law has to have a balanced budget. Income has to equal spending. We may have bond obligations, it would seem others do too. Most of those horrendous amounts quoted in the story relate to deficit spending.

  39. locke n load says:

    Took the caravan across the southern edge of Arizona today an the way into LA. They all got a first hand look at the wall that runs from Calexico Ca through San Diego. Had to point it out as before we left Maricopa county Az this morning I had a little talk with the front desk. She was a bit uneasy talking about the whole ‘boycot’ thing until I told her I thought Los Angeles was particularly ballsy in their condemnation. While Cali lefties give Arizona a hard time about wanting to build a fence and guard their border, it was San Diego that first responded to the illegal’s crime wave with a border fence. After building it the foot traffic moved south and eastward to Arizona, particularly the corridor below Phoenix. So Cali forces the ‘migrants’ into another state in order to protect itself, them condemns the next state over for trying to do the same thing…

    I left with the front desk girl just staring at me, speechless. I don’t think she’d ever put 2 and 2 together like that. Seemed strange.

  40. MadBrad says:

    Nice education there L&L.

  41. R.D. Walker says:

    Brad: His service was held at Camp Williams, Utah. That’s where I went to Jumpmaster School.

  42. MadBrad says:

    Damn. He liked to sail too. Nice name for a boat, by the way.

  43. vanagram says:

    MB: I don’t thing The Betty Jane is a very hip name for a boat….

  44. MadBrad says:

    Check THIS out. What an Entrepreneur. He has made exercize equipment affordable…

    http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/spo/1881416169.html

  45. R.D. Walker says:

    Don’t overload your pickup.

  46. Bman says:

    Is it inappropriate to laugh at the video??

  47. R.D. Walker says:

  48. James says:

    Debt per capita by state…
    Lake Michigan also has no debt.

  49. Bman says:

    “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what the could and should be doing for themselves.”

    —- Abraham Lincoln

  50. Bman says:

    Now it’s time on Sprockets vhen ve dance….

  51. R.D. Walker says:

    Glo-Zell totally rocks!

  52. MadBrad says:

    WOW. It’s all fun and games until…

    A boat prank gone horribly wrong – Read it HERE

  53. R.D. Walker says:

    I will never understand why people who can’t swim put themselves at risk by being near water without a life jacket.

    Frankly, I will never understand why some people can’t swim.

  54. Vanangram says:

    I’m with you, RD. Amazes me that people who cannot swim go in the water…FIVE teenagers wading (none of whom can swim) all drown together.

    http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20100810/NEWS01/308100064

    If you can’t swim, stay the hell out of the water. Or wear a life jacket (hence the name). It’s the same advice I give to people about flying; if you can’t fly, don’t jump off tall things. Or wear a parachute.

    Seems pretty simple to me.

  55. MadBrad says:

    We have the same phenomenon here. I have no clue as to why people who see water and know that for them it represents a threat to their life but they choose to jump in…

    http://www.news4jax.com/news/24329089/detail.html

  56. Bman says:

    Well, did the resevoir have a warning label?

    CONTENTS OF THIS RESOVOIR MAY CAUSE DROWNING

    If not, I think the county has a lawsuit on their hands.

  57. Bman says:

    Must be something in their special sauce….