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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    No doubt this is a meticulously documented and footnoted narrative of historic events.

  2. notamobster says:

    That most-certainly qualifies as historical artwork.

  3. notamobster says:

    Were you just messing with the font?

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    Nope but I just did upgrade WordPress to the latest version.

  5. notamobster says:

    It was “off” for just a minute but defaulted back to your settings when I refreshed. Just making sure my eyes aren’t going on me…

  6. sortahwitte says:

    The redhead looks like a girl I once dated….

    Never mind.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    If you don’t have enough rage in your life, watch this video of smelly hippies in Wisconsin yammering.

    “Genocide of the middle class of this country.” Sheesh.

    Caution: This will piss you off.

  8. Jim22 says:

    Check out this video. It will help after watching the hippies.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    Leftist intellectualism.

    He is actually frothing at the mouth!

    I am a peaceful man; the kind of guy who wouldn’t hurt a mouse. I gotta tell you, however, if that guy had the guts to take a swing at me I would take him down so fast he wouldn’t know what hit him. He ought not be picking fights.

  10. Air Force Brat says:

    You know what they do with rabid dogs, don’t you?

  11. BaconNeggs says:

    >>He is actually frothing at the mouth!<<

    Nah, looks more like a big gulp of semen still dribling out the corner of that rancid mouth.

  12. notamobster says:

    The hippie chic is typical. Didn’t upset me in the least.

    That guy’s just funny. He’s the kinda guy I would snicker at…but keep an eye on.

    He is also the kind of guy who would see a person’s kindness (not crushing his face) as weakness and try to capitalize on it.

  13. Bman says:

    …and I would bet a million dollars that guy was a booger-eater well into high school…

  14. Air Force Brat says:

    Eeeeeew, Bman! Brings to mind memories of my high-school algebra teacher. He had a booger blackboard behind his desk. My brothers and sisters, all of whom were older than I and all of whom had this man for algebra, warned me about him. “Look behind his desk”, they said. “I swear to God, he goes second-knuckle mining and then FLICKS them on the blackboard behind him!” I was highly skeptical — figured they were just pulling my leg. First day of algebra class, there he went, Roto-Rooting his nasal cavity. The blackboard behind his desk was encrusted with the results of past mining expeditions.

    But I digress.

  15. Bman says:

    Hmmmm AFB…bet he was protesting in Wisconsin. He fits the profile….

  16. TN_Cat says:

    I had the same algebra teacher sophomore more year in high school that my father had. Real nice old guy, used to be the football coach… First day of class, the basketball players took all the erasers on the way into class. Ten to fifteen minutes into class, Mr Stanky couldn’t find an eraser, he turned around and asked the class if anyone has the erasers. All the players stood up and pelted him with the erasers. Knocked off his glasses that broke on the floor. He did nothing. Next day in class, they did the same thing. They would sit in the back, smoke dope disrupt the class every fuck in day. After class ended, sometimes they would all walk behind his desk and tip over his chair.
    After the second day, a group of us went to the office and complained. A week later, nothing was done by the school. We went back to the office and complained again. Another week, nothing. The third time we all met with the asst principal. They told us Mr Stanky has only two years until retirement and if he will not file a complaint, there is nothing they can do.

    I hated school.

  17. R.D. Walker says:

    When I was in eighth grade I had a conflict with a couple of knuckle heads. Both were a hell of a lot bigger than I was but I could out talk them every time. They were always threatening to beat the hell out of me but I could dodge them. In the mean time, being a fast talker, I would publicly beclown them at every opportunity. About all they could come up with was to call me a fag. Pretty funny since I had girlfriends and neither of these knuckle draggers ever did.

    Then one day we were going back and forth before math class started and the new, young teacher came in and asked the class what the ruckus was about. Since the thugs were football players and the math teacher was an assistant coach or something, they felt they had an in with him. The thugs said, “Walker’s a fag!” None of this bothered me in the least. It is just what they did. What happened next did bother me.

    The teacher looked at me and said, “Well, Walker, are you?” I said no. He said, “Well, why do so many people think you are?” I lost my ability to fast talk. He interrogated me like that for a while as the class laughed their asses off. I was reduced to hanging my head in shame. People talked about it for months laughing at my expense. I still had to attend his class.

    The asshole is in his 50s but still teaches there today. Another hero of the public school system.

  18. notamobster says:

    Man, that’s f-ked up.

  19. Bman says:

    6th Grade. Miss “Lardass Larson’s” class. Geography lesson on Canada. She was pointing to a map on the wall and naming the provinces and their capitals.

    “…And thoes are all the provinces of Canada, children!” She said.

    It was only the first few weeks of school, I was in a class with unfamiliar students, and going through the puberty blues, I sheepishly raised my hand. She called on me and I said, “Miss Larson, I believe you forgot a few provinces.” The whole class was staring at me.
    The students gazes shifted towards Miss Larson as she replied, “No I didn’t!” 20 pairs of eyeballs were back on me.

    “Well, what about New Brunswick? Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island?” Eyeballs back on Lardass.

    “Hahaha! Well for one thing, Prince Edward Island is just that! An Island!” The students started chuckling, making comments geared towards me. I was being riduculed as the teacher did nothing but basically join in. I just dropped the issue.

    I never raised my hand in her class again. Talk about teacher who knew how to engage and inspire.

  20. R.D. Walker says:

    It had a good ending, sort of. I didn’t say anything for a few months, and then I told my mom. She told my dick step-father and, for once, the fact that he was a dick worked in my favor.

    He went to the school and asked for a meeting with the teacher, the principal and the assistant principal. When they sat down he claimed he represented a group of concerned parents and that they had it on good faith that the teacher was a homosexual and sexually involved with some of the students. The teacher just about shit his pants and went into intense denial practically begging to be believed.

    My step-father let him squirm for a while and then told him why he was really there. He asked him how he liked getting what he dished out. The teacher took me aside and apologized in front of the principal but by this time the school year was almost over.

    I still see the dick from time to time. We don’t speak.

    I reminded the knuckle dragger of it a few years ago. All he could say was, “Yeah, on retrospect, that was fucked up.”

  21. locke n load says:

    Several hours to drive yet but thought I could at least contribute some music to the cause..
    We’ll be hearing more from these guys

    Gotta love the bow tie
    not sure if he was a booger eater…

  22. Tn-Cat says:

    I could write pages of what is was like to go to school in the late 70’s in a suburb adjacent to Detroit. The school with an open enrollment policy that allowed any students that got kicked out of the Detroit public schools to attend. Metal detectors, armed guards, chained doors after the bell rang. How we got suspended for standing up one to the “groups”. Blind school administration trying to create a culturally deverse atmosphere. But that was a lifetime ago and hard to return to.

  23. R.D. Walker says:

    This gave me a strange feeling. This is a this photo I hadn’t seen before but found out on the net. This is Grenada in 1983. The tents you see are from my unit. In fact, I helped set them up after we were on island for a week or two. That is where I lived until the day before Christmas Eve, 1983. This is on Cato Beach between the sea and the salt ponds on Pt. Salines. Right here. The area on the left where the grass is beat down is where we had a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day (US) 1983.

    It is a strange sensation to see a scene like that from your past some 28 years later.

    Click to enlarge….

  24. DarthJay says:

    OMG!! I just found a picture or RD’s computer…

  25. R.D. Walker says:

    …deep within the bowels of the Revo Compound. Not quite, but similar.

  26. MadBrad says:

    RD, that looks like some horrible duty right there.

  27. notamobster says:

    DarthJay: That guy is so single it’s not even funny. Also, is that a light-sabre in the acrylic box at top? You know… because no arsenal with a Barret M107 and Ma Deuce is complete without a f-king light-sabre!

  28. MadBrad says:

    That’s the first time I’ve seen those hills from that angle since I was actually looking at them and thinking to myself; “We’ve got to take every one of them” and wondering how many of us would get killed doing it.

    God was merciful.

    He knew that we kids had a bigger battle to fight later on in life, so he gave us a great learning experience that imparted lessons that serve us well in this fight.

  29. MadBrad says:

    DJ, you are making me feel all warm and fuzzy this Tuesday morning with that photo.

  30. Slaphappypap says:

    What cosmic bunny hole did I fall down??? Is that Alex Jones on the view?

  31. notamobster says:

    The view pushing 9/11 truth-i-ness?

    Brad: Look at that picture again. Is that a light-sabre in the box at top?

  32. BrunDawg says:

    Illinois legislators are attempting to pass a law prohibiting anyone younger than 18 from using a tanning bed.
    Abortion? Yep, that’s fine. Sitting next to a lightbulb? Not so much.

    So much for harnessing the sun’s energy.

  33. DarthJay says:

    Nota, lightsabers are cool — I have 2 of them hanging on my office wall. Not my home office, mind you…my work office. I’m married with 3 kids (my wife told me I couldn’t keep the toys at home anymore) πŸ™‚

    Holy crap, I’m a geek.

  34. vanagram says:

    Today in History:

    March 1st, 1692 – In Salem Village, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Salem witch trials began. Four women were the first to be charged, including Sarah Palin.

  35. BrunDawg says:

    File under “Shit keeps floating to the surface.”
    A combination of community, business, and labor leaders have been tapped to help plan Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration. One is Desiree Rogers, President Barack Obama’s former White House social secretary.
    Wonder if there will be crashers.

  36. MadBrad says:

    I do not know. It kind of looks like something I may or may not be familiar with but typically only criminals would be familiar with such things. Obviously I’m not a criminal because I agree with you 100%. That IS indeed, a Light Sabre. Seriously, someone with a computer like that accompanied by such firearms would be SO incomplete without a Light Sabre.

  37. TN_Cat says:

    Looking at your pic above, not sure why your 8th grade math teacher gave you shit about being a fag. Maybe it’s the camo,sitting in a supply tent on Guam.
    You look more like a chick magnet. I will say “ya gotta pretty mouth”. πŸ™‚

  38. R.D. Walker says:

    TN: Um, Grenada… and thanks. I guess…

  39. TN_Cat says:

    Sorry, Grenada.
    I take it you never watched the movie Deliverance from the early 70’s.

  40. R.D. Walker says:

    Sure, Ned Beaty squealing like a pig. You mean you didn’t intend it as a compliment? Now my feelings are hurt. I figured it was just a Tennessee thing…

  41. TN_Cat says:

    Remember the part where the inbreed (your math teacher) said, “he’s gotta a pretty mouth” right before Burt Reynolds put the arrow through him. I know, bad joke. Sorry.

  42. R.D. Walker says:

    I dunno, I looked at the photo and thought, “You know, I did have a damned pretty mouth.” 8)

  43. TN_Cat says:

    I’ll leave that to AFB to decide.

  44. notamobster says:

    I didn’t mean that the way it must have been taken. I meant he spent so much money on toys, that he obviously doesn’t have a wife checking the balance sheet.

    Light-sabres are cool with me. Not a huge fan of star wars, but the light-sabre definitely adds that final “I’ve got it all now” touch to the collection. It is the indeed the “pies de resistance” of any man’s arsenal. Especially one which contains the M107 and Ma Deuce.

  45. Air Force Brat says:

    That’s correct, TN_Cat, I AM an authority on a pretty mouth. And that one’s pretty. πŸ˜€

  46. R.D. Walker says:

    Thanks AFB. See TN? You were right about me.

  47. jacksonsdad says:

    It’s obvious RD wasn’t on Guam… he’s clearly leaning to his left and we all know that Guam would capsize with asymmetry such as that.

    Gonna go search for the Beale St. dates. Out of jealousy I purged the whole Revoista Fiesta from my brain but but but…. circumstances have changed in the JD household. It now appears that I may be able to sneak away long enough to shake some hands and talk some shit.

  48. notamobster says:

    JD: Sweet!

  49. BrunDawg says:

    A Northwestern University professor is defending an explicit after-class demonstration involving a woman and a motorized sex toy, saying, “thoughtful discussion of controversial topics” is a cornerstone of education.
    Picture of the “toy” is here;

    Leaves me wondering what kind of hole requires a sawzall.

  50. TN_Cat says:

    Just an observation here for the off topic. I noticed this while living in Phoenix but attributed it to the demographics. After spending every day in downtown Nashville since last Wednesday I have seen hundreds of homeless. From the gas stations washing your windows for a buck to the street corners selling the pamphlets to the straight up help signs. All but one homeless person was a middle age white guy. Not the perpetually homeless, long beard, shopping cart, no shoes variety. They seem for the most part clean shaven, mix and match clothes but all very skinny. While out and about in your cities, just take a look and let me know if this is the same around the country. Is this the new poor demographic?

  51. R.D. Walker says:

    I shook it at her and said, “this frog’s for you.”

  52. Air Force Brat says:

    TN_Cat: In my part of OK, the homeless who hang around the Jesus House shelter run the racial gamut. The panhandlers who stand on street corners and along the access ramps to the interstates are predominantly white and clean-shaven, but not many of them look like they routinely miss meals or miss a dentist visit.

    Over time, one develops an eye for who is truly disadvantaged, and who just doesn’t feel like working. I’ve personally seen people offer to find “homeless” people jobs, only to be met with profanities and demands for money.

    The GENUINELY poor and down-on-their-luck deserve every ounce of help we can give them. “Panhandlers-by-trade” can starve.

  53. TN_Cat says:

    Thanks for the input AFB. I know what you mean by spotting the disadvantaged. Years spent in China and the Philippines have groomed me to spot them. I don’t know why, but these guys are reminding me of them. Not all, but some.

  54. notamobster says:

    It sucks being drawn between charity and reality. I’ve had a rule since I was a kid. I’ll help but I don’t give money.

    I once had a dude ask for money for food (I was at the greyhound station in Detroit – deploying from leave). I went to the drugstore across the street and bought a box of ritz and a summer sausage. I offered it to him and he said “I don’t want your fucking food” (or similar) and grabbed my arm. I quickly put him on the ground with a wrist lock.

    The moral being: alot of folks just want money for dope. I’d probably give money if their sign said “I just wanna get high, etc”.


    Holy shit… My answer has nothing to do with the question.

    I live in a small town. No homeless folks. (HUGE shit-eating grin!)

  55. BaconNeggs says:

    An interesting read…

    Mark Steyn’s sober analysis of the debt crisis, and whether the GOP even understand it.

  56. R.D. Walker says:

    A little global warming could have saved these dolphins.

    Will somebody please think of the dolphins?

    Cold water flowing into Gulf may have killed baby dolphins, say scientists

  57. jacksonsdad says:

    The discussion of the homeless reminds me of that scene in “Falling Down”. Michael Douglas is approached as he walks through the park. The punk asks for money for food and MD says NO then it’s “I’m Starving” and MD points out that he has a big ol’ sammich in his friggin’ hand at which point the punk just starts demanding anything and everything that MD has. Punk ass makes a grave error and says “Just give me whatever’s in the bag”….

    still makes me LMFAO every time.

    Come to think of it….. that’s exactly what we’ve got going on in this country right now. They demand money. We say “For What?”. They say “Starving People”. We say “We’re tapped out and…. btw (in case you haven’t noticed)… the country has an obesity problem”. They say STFU and just give us your shit.

    They should be wary of what may be in the bag…

  58. Locke n Load says:

    Spiders and Snakes? Awesome! Damn, that brings me back. I spent much of that winter melting down lead soldiers into little ingots in the fireplace that year. Might explain a few things actually…

    So, whats the vote: Off to have some fun in Vegas, work on a post or 2, or get my tax prep assembled?

    Ha! Just realized… Hey Brad, I’m parked on Hinson st πŸ™‚

  59. Bman says:

    Well, gas is $3.499 here now. We have a sign in the bar.

    Beer: Now cheaper than gas

  60. Locke n Load says:

    Bman, my last fillup was $700 and it didn’t fill the tank.

  61. John B. says:

    I’ve been watching Chinese films on Netflix. Several of them have a religeous hero defeating an evil tyrant. Not what I expected from a people dominated by godless communists.

  62. BaconNeggs says:

    Mark Steyn: No, not terrorism, but a ‘tragic event’

  63. BaconNeggs says:

    Gentle giant spokesman for high-calorie burger chain Heart Attack Grill dies at just 29… of pneumonia

    Read more:

  64. Locke n Load says:

    In case you were wondering, I decided to hang at the Blackjack tables,lol. Spent a few hours playing poker over at the bar last night and had a blast explaining current accounts, debt, deficits, social program liabilities, the end of the dollar, etc. Not only a very willing audience but a nice group of folks as well. Apparently I’m supposed to apply for Glenn Beck’s job now..Brad, you would have had a ball.

  65. R.D. Walker says:

    If you want to do audio work, record it and we will post it here. I am sure that Beck will cob it and then you will be on your way.

  66. Locke n Load says:

    Oh please, you’ve met me. About the only quality I possess that puts me in that game is a face for radio πŸ™‚
    RD, you would have had a blast at the bar last night, must have been 6 or 7 folks damn near taking notes.

  67. Locke n Load says:

    shoot, almost forgot the funniest part..
    RD, half of them had seen your Obama/BurgerKing pic. i almost fell out of my chair

  68. R.D. Walker says:

  69. TN_Cat says:

    Was that your artwork RD with O bowing to BK?

  70. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, I did that and Glenn Beck promptly swiped it. That’s okay. It is a labor of love anyway.

  71. R.D. Walker says:

  72. TN_Cat says:

    Your like a rock star. Well, kind of.

    What is this diagram? I’m stumped.

  73. Locke n Load says:

    holy crap RD, who HASN’T stolen it? that list is amazing, a who’s who of bloggers,lol. wish it could be filtered by orderr of first appeaance. would seem your little fit of photoshop sarcasm will live forever

  74. R.D. Walker says:

    I’m not tellin’ what the diagram is. It is a mystery to be solved.

  75. R.D. Walker says:

    I am a Rock Star of, what? Tony Orlando caliber? Lou Bega maybe? The type who gets almost immediate seating at Denny’s?

  76. TN_Cat says:

    Sounds like a challenge. I’m in.

  77. TN_Cat says:

    Rock star status like KookaBurra.

  78. Locke n Load says:

    i’d have to guess its a type of digital watermark..

    KookaBurra? lol, you’re at least in Starland Vocal Band’s league

  79. Slaphappypap says:

    It’s a group barcode for instant messaging. Correct?

  80. BaconNeggs says:

    RD, ahhhhhh! I get it!

    Okay, its a Stenogram of a …headache.

    A few drinks before veiwing, might bring some clarity here. (hahaha).

  81. BaconNeggs says:

    Eight SAS men in undercover mission are seized in Libya – by the rebel forces they went to help.

    Lions led by Donkeys.
    Another embarrasment for a once proud military, British Marines surrendering to the Iranian Costguard and now this.

    Read more:–rebel-forces-went-help.html#ixzz1Fneab2a1

  82. Locke n Load says:

    Damn Slap, you’re right. That’s a Blackberry group barcode. Obiously I’m NOT a smartphone geek,lol.

  83. Slaphappypap says:

    I tried to capture it from my Blueberry it wouldn’t pick it up.

  84. notamobster says:

    good call Slap!

  85. R.D. Walker says:

    It contains a message.

  86. Slaphappypap says:

    I can’t get it to read. Is it a coupon for a fast food joint?

  87. BrunDawg says:

    “Frozen corn 12 oz pkg 1.25 at HyVee”
    That or I have the wrong kernel on my barcode reader.

  88. Slaphappypap says:


  89. notamobster says:


    courtesy of the wife’s iPhone. (damned contraption)

  90. TN_Cat says:

    I just got it too Nota. Thanks to my son.

  91. TN_Cat says:

    I printed it out, cut and pasted it and held it up to the window. Stared at it fro minutes at a time and moved it farther away. Just got dizzy. My 13 year old says, “what are you doing”? I told him trying to solve a puzzle. He says give me your phone. Took a picture and said “only 63 days until the Revoista Fiesta in Memphis.

    Little turd. I spent hours on this thing. I am so out of touch.

  92. notamobster says:

    I told the wife “Use your barcode scanner to read this thing”. She scanned it and a message popped up. She cleared it 3 times before she realized that the message was the scan of the image. πŸ™‚

  93. notamobster says:

    …is awesome!

  94. notamobster says:

    The wife scanned this one and it automatically sent her to the site…

  95. R.D. Walker says:

    You got it. It is a QR Code. It is readable by smart phones and it is very common in Japan. It is turning up more and more over here. Usually it is just a URL that will take you to a specific site. For example, I have been seeing them on movie posters lately and a quick scan will take you right to the web site of the movie. I encoded that one with a text line: Only 63 days until the Revoista Fiesta in Memphis.