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  1. jacksonsdad says:

    Just thinking how great it would be if some talented individual compiled Obowma’s “Fat Cat” and “Special Interests” quotes and put them together with the infamous Trumka video….

    The body language on that douchebag says it all. “Fat Cats” indeed…

    As far as “selling out to special interests”…. I guess it just depends on what your definition of ‘selling out’ is. If you are ‘special’ enough to have a (D) after your name then there’s NO SUCH THING as ‘selling out’.

  2. notamobster says:

    The wife and I just listened for more than a half-hour. From the early 80’s to the end.

    Most excellent, Sir.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Starting in 1970 to about 1985 it was like riding a time machine from 2nd Grade to a honorable discharge from the Army for me. Every song was a different place, a different person, a different season of my life. Music does that to me and this was a fun chronological ride through my early life.

    For example, the first time I ever heard “Who Can it Be Now” by Men At Work I was in basic training. I didn’t actually hear Men at Work, however. A female spoon in the chow line was singing it while she slung hash. She sang it so well that, later, when I heard it on the radio I recognized it.

    Listening to it, I had one memory after another like that… every five seconds.

    After about 1992 I didn’t know a single song.

  4. notamobster says:

    I had the same ride, but mostly through my childhood. The music attaches itself (mostly) to good memories. Ain’t it funny how a melody…

  5. Locke n Load says:

    Seasons you say?

    sorry, had to….

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    I will see your Seasons in the Sun and raise you Billy Don’t be a Hero.

  7. notamobster says:

    This seems germaine to the topic:

  8. Locke n Load says:

    Billy dont b a hero?? ouch, splash some holy water on me, my ears are burning!

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    Like a picture she was layin’ there, moonlight dancin’ off her hair…

    Dude, I could swear that pickup was, like singin’ or something. Shit. I am going to bed. This station is down.

  10. BaconNeggs says:

    £50 insult to Britain’s war dead: Veteran’s fury as poppy burner enjoying a life on benefits gets paltry fine and mocks soldiers

    There are just so many things wrong with this story you dont know where to begin.

    Where is licensed to kill James Bond, when the UK need him?.

    Read more:

  11. notamobster says:


    I take sole responsibility for posting this video, with no involvement or approval from any of the other Revo authors.


  12. Bman says:

    I thought the vid was funny. Reminded me of the Jerkey Boys. I wasn’t offended. I just laughed

  13. notamobster says:

    I had tears in my eyes. 🙂

    I put the warning in because I know we have some gentlemen around this joint who would think it offensive… (You must be a little throwed-off, too)

  14. Locke n Load says:

    Dude, thanks for that, was much needed 🙂

  15. Tn-Cat says:

    Awesome Nota!

  16. SemperFi says:

    That video made my day! How do I get info on the Fallujah Pallooza Tour?

  17. BrunDawg says:

    Jesse Jackson Jr. Illinois isn’t phucked up, it’s the US Constitution that needs changing.

    Right to free “decent homes”, “iPad”, etc.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Why stop there? Everybody should have a right to a GulfStream private jet! Think how many pilot jobs that would create. Everybody should also have a right to a crewed yacht. That would create jobs for boat builders and crews?

      What? That’s not realistic? Who would pay for it? Hmmmmmm….

  18. Locke n Load says:

    I dunno, I kinda like that Gulfstream idea of yours.. I could outfit it with some of those 50cals the constitution forgot to grant me

  19. DarthJay says:

    Why stop with material things? I’d like to have the right to be able to legally murder one person in my lifetime. I’d like the right to get out of jail free once in my lifetime.

    After all, our founding fathers were narrow-minded enough to think that if you limited the government’s power that people might actually work to provide for themselves so they could have a good home to live in or enough extra money to buy luxury items. They must have also been too narrow minded to assume that protecting an individual’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness would be beneficial to society as a whole.


  20. Bman says:

    North Dakota? Happy! Iowa? Severe mood swings. West Virginia? Suicidal

  21. Bman says:

    The politician who stands up and says, “…and a case of Pabst in every fridge!” gets my vote. Screw it!

  22. Air Force Brat says:

    I have a right to my own isolated tropical island. And perfect weather on said troipical island. And pitchers of kamikazes. And ONLY selected people being allowed to visit me and help me consume them. And an industrial-strength catapult if my visitors wear out their welcome.

  23. R.D. Walker says:

    “Pursuit” of happiness? Bah! We have the right to happiness, by God. We all have the right to be rich and beautiful. Everybody has the right to sleep in every day. All breasts should be perky and all cocks long and thick! Everybody has the right to get laid or not get laid as much as they want. We all should be guaranteed a 100 year life expectancy with erections on demand until death. We have the right to 10,000 calorie a day diets as well as thin physiques and plaque free arteries. Write it up in the Constitution and it shall be so.

  24. TN_Cat says:

    In juniors utopia, can we pick and choose our housing? I get first dibs on Al Gores ocean front mansion for my winter home and John Kerrys yacht for summer. I assume gubment is picking up the utilities, correct?

  25. Slaphappypap says:

    I’d put in the Constitution that Jesse Sr. shouldn’t walk around Taylor Street drunk. But, who would listen to that?

  26. notamobster says:

    I want a blow job. Can your Constitution R28, give me that?

    Amendment the 28th: “Be it known, from this day, that the citizens of the States United have the human right to whatever they want.”

    Sounds good to me.


    Okay…seriously now, did he just say:

    “The answer to …… in the Constitution…….change that a little bit…….”it’s not in the Constitution”

    That’s like saying: “Obama is a student of the Austrian School of Economics. Well, let me change that a little bit – uh, he’s not.”


    He seriously lacks a fundamental understanding of where money (i.e. tax revenue) comes from.


    I pods? I thought you were joking. I mean, the Ipad I can see, but Ipods? Really?


    Oh yeah, who the hell was he referring to in the third person?

  27. BaconNeggs says:

    The “right” to get even more free-shit from other people in the new and improved USSA?

    Oh and while you are it Jesse Jr, dont forget the right to bribe for political seats of power and the right to all the booty outside of marriage an upstanding member can handle.

  28. BaconNeggs says:

    Today is Ash Wednesday.

    Although I am not religious, this is one of those significant dates in my family when I was growing up.

    Although I think a lot of it is just empty ceremony by hypocritical people, the child in me still see the good side of people admitting their flaws and trying to become better people in the way they serve their fellow man through their god.

  29. Locke n Load says:

    Not being Jewish I still like the Seder for exactly the same reason B&E. Humility and repentance are in short supply these days.

    I’m sure I’m not the only one that noticed this…but I’ll say it anyway. Except for the iPod shit he’s basically endorsing the Soviet “constitutions”, right? Oddly (or not) enough, its also eerily similar to the UN declaration on Human Rights. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so pathetic. Strikingly absent from that UN declaration is a Right to Self Defense. Call me wacky but that would seem fundamental.

  30. notamobster says:

    You are a bitter clinger, Sir. You don’t count.

  31. Slaphappypap says:

    In Other News, Hip Hop Convention has 60 man brawl in D.C. No members of the Democratic Party known to be involved.

  32. sortahwitte says:

    I am so sick of this bullshit cooked up by the Tea Party. We were just “trail blazin’ and eyebrow raisin’ and the schumer hit the fan” Everyone knows hiphop is the music of love, peace, and in-decipherable lyrics. And oh yeah, guns and knives.

  33. vanagram says:

    “The Sound of Awkward.” Brilliant.

    On a related note, ran into my prostitute at Cosco last night. She was with her boyfriend and I was with my kids. Awwwwkward.

  34. Bman says:

    Just one more for the ditch
    Ive fallen and Zzzzzz….

  35. jacksonsdad says:

    “The Sound of Awkward.” Brilliant

    Hey Van…. the guy with the chest tattoo…is that a jackalope? lmao!

  36. SemperFi says:

    I don’t know about you but I think that Jaci Rae is HOT!!! I’m not sure what she means by pushing a river but good golly molly, those tities could do some damage!


  37. Locke n Load says:

    OMG my head hurts…I just spent an hour at the huffPo reading through the first 30 pages of reader comments on the wisconsin deal. NOT ONE of them seemed capable of accepting the whole situation was settled as soon as they lost the election. only commies can give me a headache like this… good thing i’m going home tomorrow, I need a break from the news

  38. Jim22 says:

    A tribute to the Door Gunner in Vietnam:

  39. Jim22 says:

    And here is Herman Cain dealing with a leftist:

  40. R.D. Walker says:

    American Beauty on steroids.

  41. DarthJay says:

    I found RD’s computer setup last week — this week I’ve found a picture of RD’s truck. You live in Idaho, don’t you, RD?

  42. vanagram says:

    Best part of sending kids to a catholic school is hearing lines like this:

    “I’m giving up shame for Lent. Here come the best 40 days and nights of my life.”


  43. R.D. Walker says:

    This is purely coincidental and indicative of nothing. Still, it is weird. Last night I was dreaming about Japan. No earthquake or tsunamis in the dream, just a general dream.

    I dreamed that Mrs. Walker, my younger son and I were there and had taken a train north out of Tokyo (towards where the tsunami hit) and got a room at a very nice hotel. It had a gleaming white interior with lots of glass and skylights. We just chose it at random. I recall renting a car and reminding myself that I have to drive on the left and that it was confusing with all the traffic.

    Later in the dream I was somehow back home trying to get my older son, his wife and my daughter to come over and visit us in Japan. I was trying to arrange air travel.

    I have been to Japan but I don’t recall every dreaming about it before. I woke up and saw the quake/tsunami coverage and had that weird feeling when dreams and real life interact.

    I know this is just coincidental, but it is weird.

  44. Air Force Brat says:

    Coincidence? Maybe — amd maybe not (not entirely, anyway). It’s not impossible that you picked up on what was coming, much like when animals seek high ground or other safe places before a storm hits.

  45. Air Force Brat says:

    To add to the above: Animals seeking higher ground before a storm or other major disaster isn’t so much “psychic” as it is being “tuned in” to subtle physical changes that humans aren’t able to perceive. My birds, for example, go absolutely berserk for the 24-36 hours preceding a tornado or earthquake (we’ve had several small earthquakes here lately). The sky can be crystal clear and cornflower blue, yet they scream like banshees ALL DAY LONG. 24-36 hours later, the shit hits the fan, so to speak. They obviously are able to detect the subtle changes in barometric pressure that herald an oncoming storm. It’s not impossible that your weird dream was a similar phenomenon.

  46. Air Force Brat says:

    And now for a rare downer post. No, it’s not related to Japan, and I don’t want to give any Revoista the impression that I consider what’s going on in Oklahoma more important or worse or whatever word you want to use than what has happened in Japan. But take a gander at the comments after the article in the link below concerning the wildfires raging across Oklahoma:

    Why are people like that allowed to draw breath?

  47. Locke n Load says:

    Darth, re that pickup, I snapped a picture of that guy last fall but it turned out crappy with the cellphone. he lives up by Post Falls, about 20 miles east of Spokane Washington. I’ve actually run into him twice,lol. If I remember right the bedcover is covered as well. Its a hell of a sight in the intersection

  48. Locke n Load says:

    Wow. Maybe I should turn on the TV. Something seems to have happened in Japan…
    Happens every time I come home. Complete shutdown of communication woth the outside world.

  49. sortahwitte says:

    AFB. I really don’t understand most of those comments. If they are that unhappy in this state, why don’t they return to kalifornia, oregon, new york, or massatushits? Life is too short to hate and loathe everybody and everything where you live. Being happy because someone lost their home to fire? That’s a real low life.

  50. BaconNeggs says:

    A European’s Warning to America

    The perils of following us toward greater regulation, higher taxes and centralized power.

    On a U.S. talk-radio show recently, I was asked what I thought about the notion that Barack Obama had been born in Kenya. “Pah!” I replied. “Your president was plainly born in Brussels.”

    Read more…

  51. notamobster says:

    BNE first: WE ARE NOT FOLLOWING YOU TURDS. (present company excluded….BNE)


    OH MY GAWD – I thought that video was a cartoon. I just kept saying “oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!”


    RD – the older boy and his wife….and Pumpkin….. is it possible that you are trying to get them to see that God is real? You spent so many years disbelieving your-damn-self. What are the chances that your dream was telling you to exhort them in the ways of the Lord? Jr has, no doubt been in close contact with the God of all creation. He has seen as much, first hand. But…..everyone needs reminding. Even from Dad….the man they respect most. Just sayin….

  52. BaconNeggs says:

    Nota glad to know that Americans are gonna to buck Obama right off their backs.

    Now some might call that Obama’s Bodacious ride…

  53. R.D. Walker says:

    Chris Matthews finds a silver lining….

  54. slaphappypap says:

    St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Big Shoulders! On a happier note. Just saying.

  55. Jim22 says:

    ABC News: ‘Just Warm Enough for Golf, Obama Back on the Course’

    “Even as his administration and the U.S. military help Japan recover from a devastating earthquake, and as the world worries about Fukushima’s nuclear reactor, the president could not resist taking advantage of the 48-degree weather in the Washington, D.C., area.

    These are never quick “work on your swing” trips; usually the president plays 18 holes, as he did last week.

    Oh, my.

  56. notamobster says:

    Nero and his fiddle…

  57. R.D. Walker says:

    Today my son regaled me with this story. He has yet to get a single person who is currently on unemployment accept a job from him at $8.50 and hour. Not one. Every single one of them tell him that it would be a “cut in pay” compared to unemployment.

  58. Air Force Brat says:

    Nota — if I was anywhere near that fiddle, I’d shove it where the sun doesn’t shine! 🙂

    R.D. — the arrogance of those parasites sickens me. In essence, they’re throwing your son’s good-heartedness and offer of GENUINE help back in his face. Best thing to do with parasites is to starve them.

  59. R.D. Walker says:

    Sickens RD Jr. too. As a combat veteran he says, “I used to believe in this country…” Sad that modern America has made him a cynic at 26, huh?

  60. notamobster says:

    That’s just disgusting.

  61. sortahwitte says:

    If we lose the support of the veterans, active service, and military families, our country will not long stand. Those people are givers. A lot of the ones in Wisconsin, Illinois, D.C., etal seem to be takers. In my experience, The takers usually outnumber the givers by 1000 to 1. Not this time kids. We are in a giant majority and the time will come soon to stand. Together.

  62. BaconNeggs says:

    MadBrad you missed this story from Jacks-ville. Okay they came from Nu-York so maybe it doesnt qualify.

  63. Air Force Brat says:

    Totally unrelated to any other subject: I’ll be offline for a while. Started getting “hard disk failure imminent” warnings yesterday — and after consulting with someone far more tech-savvy than I am (thank you, RD), it turns out that I will need to buy either a new hard drive or a new computer. New hard drive would be a lot cheaper, but I’ve never installed one myself before and am not confident of my skill level with hardware installation. Hopefully I can find someone local within a day or so to install it for not too much $$$.

    What pisses me off is that I bought this thing in early 2009. I’m sure the federal cyber-goons have struck again (sarcasm).

  64. R.D. Walker says:

    My daughter works as a checkout clerk at a grocery store. She tells me that she sells A LOT of Red Bull to people who use food stamps to buy it.

    Iowa has a five cent can deposit. Food stamps recipients don’t pay the can deposit. She said they caught someone buying twelve packs of soda with food stamps, pouring it out behind the store and returning the cans for the 60 cents of deposit.

    She says everyday kids come in and use food stamps to load up on candy.

    This is how it works.

  65. TN_Cat says:

    It really is amazing RD. Here is one for you.
    Back in June, when I was still in Phoenix, I used to go to Fed Ex/Kinkos 3 to 4 times a week. There was a young Latino guy, late 20’s early 30’s that worked there. Same converstion as usual, asked him how he was doing.
    Conversation as follows:
    Him: much better now, just came from an appointment with my case worker. I had to choose between a years worth of daycare for my daughter or a years worth of mortgage payments. I chose the mortgage since it was more.

    Me: wow, quite generous I would say.

    Him: yeah, it’s hard to raise a family today.

    Me: well good luck, I’ll see you tomorrow.

    Him: no, I am off for three weeks. Going on vacation. Can’t wait, Africa is so beautiful.

    Me: head exploded

  66. R.D. Walker says:

    Just keep working TN. Maybe after you are done paying off his mortgage, and if you save, you can retire and take a trip to Africa before you die. Maybe.

    My son calls what the guy got the “Dirt Bag Discount.” The Dirt Bag Discount gets you all kinds of free stuff and time off of work. If you are not a dirt bag, you don’t qualify however.

  67. TN_Cat says:

    Retire? Good one RD. First goal is to position the family so my wife can retire. Me, I enjoy working and really can’t imagine not working. With the tax rates going where they have to go, might as well take retirement off the table anyway.

    A round or two of golf a week is close to retirement.

  68. notamobster says:

    Back in the day, I used to buy foodstamps for 50 cents on the dollar. It fed some fiends drug habit and made the kids at home have to eat three meals a day at school.

    I didn’t realize then, how stupid it was.

    I really think that the restriction should be for unprepared whole foods only. Staples like beans, rice, flour, etc… Or put a 36 month adult lifetime cap on benefits.

  69. Bman says:

    I say able-bodied persons who receive food stamps and are unemployed, must put in 20-some hours of community service a week. I see nothing wrong with that and I don’t think it’s mean or as punishment.

  70. TN_Cat says:

    Any thoughts on welfare funds now being loaded on to a debit card so the recipient is not embarrassed when redeeming?

    I think Ben Franklin had a rather strong opinion on the matter.

  71. BaconNeggs says:

    Re Sherrod and NPR expose.

    I dont know what others think about this story but why do some Conservatives do this kind of “journalism” by deliberately editing words out of context to create a media big splash, only to back track later.

    These people on the left are already effed up, and this kind of selective editing is counter productive in my view.

  72. R.D. Walker says:

    I am not seeing a huge difference there, BnE.

    In the edited version, Schiller says the GOP is “not just Islamophobic, but really xenophobic. Basically, they believe in white, middle America, gun-toting — I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”

    In the unedited version, Schiller says the GOP, other than a few Republicans who had the wisdom to vote for Obama, is “not just Islamophobic, but really xenophobic. Basically, they believe in white, middle America, gun-toting — I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”

    Frankly, I find the unedited version a little more disgusting.

  73. R.D. Walker says:

    Well. This explains things.

    Fullford Says George HW Bush and Skull and Bones Behind Deadly HAARP Weapons

    Benjamin Fulford investigates a mysterious plasma weapon seen prior to the Niigata earthquake in July 2007 and Red, White & Blue HAARP lights near the epicenter prior to the more recent quake in China.

    Taiwan satellites measured a 50% drop in ionospheric energy above the Sichuan epicenter on the day before the quake. Both earthquakes targeted nuclear military facilities… coincidence or war crime?

    In 2008 Benjamin Fulford said, Earthquake attack on Japan originated in New Mexico and Nevada, U.S. New Madrid fault line next target.

    The horrific earthquake weapon HAARP (which can also cause spacequake) attack on Japan on March 11, 2011 which resulting in 10 meter tsunamis along much of Japan’s coast line came from rogue elements of the U.S. government located in underground bases in New Mexico and Nevada, according to pentagon and CIA sources.

  74. BaconNeggs says:

    Unfortuantely less is not more in this case RD, its clearly an attempt to mislead.

    In the first heavily edited video released, the impression was that the NPR Fund-Raiser was speaking about how he and by extension NPR see the Republican and Tea party movement as Racists Rightwingers.

    In the second unedited video its clear that the NPR Fund-Raiser is explaining why a Republican donor to NPR choose to vote for Obama. That is a huge difference because Schiller wasnt talking about his vies or NPR vie, but what a Republican voter/donar allegedly told him.

    Of course as others have commented on the Accuracy In Media story, the Tea-Party was formed after Obama was elected, therefore this story is fishy to claim the Tea Party scared a Republican into voting for Obama.

    Anyway, the poiint is Big Government have done this kind of misleading editing before and I find it insulting that somehow they dont trust Conservatives to make up their mind by just presenting the unedited fact, without deliberately putting their spin on it.

    Like I said, we alredy know NRP and many on the left have a F—ked up agenda but why the need to edit a story and take it out of context to prove what we already know?

  75. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, and I pointed the selective editing out in the Sherrod case.

    Still, it seems to me when Schiller said, “I mean, it’s pretty scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people” he was stating that he agreed with opinion he was repeating.

    Your point is valid, however. They shouldn’t selectively edit away context. It stinks of spin and insults our intelligence.

  76. Jim22 says:

    If you haven’t seen enough videos from the disaster in northern Japan here is a source for you. Once you get started watching go full-screen. The videos load themselves one after another.

  77. jacksonsdad says:

    Funny how the heads roll though…

    They know that they are EXACTLY what we’ve said they are all along so…. as soon as they perceive the veil being lifted they MUST act or suffer the consequences of ‘guilt by association’ via their silence.

    Great stuff! I want more more more. I might possibly (maybe) feel a slight (ever so slight) tinge of remorse at the level to which the ‘jounOlistic integrity’ (lol) bar has been lowered… except for the fact they THEY are the ones who put it there. Fuck ’em.

    Chivalry be damned… if you are forced to play poker with cheaters then you have two choices..

    A) get accustomed to losing or

    B) play by their rules.

    I choose B.

    Especially when I think back on all the St. Shirley ‘context’ talk followed immediately by Alan Graysons thoroughly OUT-OF-CONTEXT “Taliban Dan” ad… then the Tuscon “civility” talk which we’ve all come to realise means ‘civility FROM republicans, not TOWARDS them” (did y’all see the “Dead Man Walker” thing from Time mag?

    And the friggin’ LSM who barely reported on any of the dirty tricks/hate spewed by the left… not to mention the mountains of stupidity coming from the left on a daily basis… how much of that gets repeated by the alphabet media? CBS still hasn’t reported on the NPR thing… not a word. If I hadn’t told my wife about Schumer’s ‘three branches of gubbmint’ she would have never known he said that stupid shit. How many times would it have been repeated if a (R) had said it?

    Then I think back on “CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ” and “THE SURGE CAN’T/WON’T/DIDN’T WORK” and I remind myself that the referees are firmly in the corner of the other guy. I’m not gonna get a fair fight no matter what I do so… when I get a chance to land a low blow under the radar you can bet I’m gonna knock those nuts into next week.

    Like I said, they wrote the rules. Fuck ’em.

  78. notamobster says:

    I understand both sides. JD – I agree with your statement. They wrote the new rules. We just have to get used to it and play by their lowered standards.

    Before the complaints about gentlemenly conduct start flying, I would like to remind you folks that this battle is for the very survival of our way of life. The enemy is among us and he is exploiting our weaknesses.

    When your enemy brings a guerilla war to your doorstep, do you respond with conventional army or adapt with smaller, more flexible structure? A large army following established laws of armed conflict will lose to a smaller, determined enemy in a war of attrition.

    The ultimate goal in war is to remove enough of the enemy from the battlespace, to make them acquiesce to your demands. When violence breaks out will we be so willing to follow the rules as our enemies decimate us? I guarantee they won’t be so merciful.

    All of that said, this behavior is wrong.

    It is also effective. They’ve used it for many, many years to their great advantage.

  79. Air Force Brat says:

    Booyah, oorah, and “Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?” I’m back. Hard drive installation was successful. Never did installation of any type of hardware before, so hopefully you can all understand my exultation. Biggest worry was me repeatedly dropping the damned set screws. 😀

  80. R.D. Walker says:

    Congratulations AFB! That is a great accomplishment.

  81. Air Force Brat says:

    Thank you kindly, sir!

  82. TN_Cat says:

    Good job AFB. Welcome back.

  83. Locke n Load says:

    welcome back AFB, good job and congrats on the cherry-popper of a hard drive swap out. wasn’t so hard, was it 🙂

    me, I won’t be back for a bit yet. wife’s weeklong b-day party is keeping me occupied,lol.

  84. TN_Cat says:

    Quick question for you since your a previous trader. NIKKEI has dropped 6 yesterday, 6-1/2 so far today. Is the magic number 20 when all bets are off?

  85. Locke n Load says:

    TN, a quick look over the chart shows a few obvious areas to watch. Assuming they can’t hold 8900 the obvious target is 7000 which would be closer to 30% off their highs. Frankly all bets are off as we speak as the trade is trying to determine what can and will be recoverable. That said, the Janpanese will attempt to reinflate the bubble (16 trillion yen was floated for reaction) and eventually bad news gets overdone so unless the entire country starts glowing Atomic Green I’d say smart money will be looking for a way to bet on their upside. Talk about a stimulus program, wow. Infrastructure will take years to rebuild, this is actually a silver lining

  86. Bman says:

    Just need to brag a tad. Im closing on my house/duplex April 30th. Im frickin’ stoked!

  87. R. D. Walker says:

    Congratulations Bman, you will soon be part of the landed gentry and a landlord.

  88. Bman says:

    Thank you. The nice thing about it is that my renter will be in Afghanastan for a whole year, (as a private contractor for a security company) and I will reap the rewards of having over 2/3 of my mortgage covered, for he will still have all his stuff there. It will be converted into a single family home someday soon. Screw having a neighbor living on top of me….

  89. notamobster says:

    Outstanding Bman! Congratulations.

  90. Air Force Brat says:

    That’s great, Bman! Way to go!

  91. sortahwitte says:

    I finally reached the point on my list of items for the pockey lips that read potassium iodide. You guessed it. I should have ordered last week. Sucks to be me.

  92. BaconNeggs says:

    On Friday night, twelve-year old Tamar Fogel came home to find both her parents, Ruth and Udi Fogel, two brothers Yoav (11) and Elad (four), and her three-month old sister Hadas murdered in their beds. They had had their throats cut and been stabbed through the heart.


  93. Locke n Load says:

    btw… Bman, right on! stellar timing, good luck.

  94. Bman says:

    In a world without abortion, liberal women go to extreme measures…..

  95. slaphappypap says:

    Election Fraud with the Democratic Party you say? Must be a conspiracy..

  96. BaconNeggs says:

    A nice lesson in Mass X Velocity.

    But seriously that kid needs to get a real friend who will stand with him and watch his back. Something most of these gang bullies already understand.

  97. Locke n Load says:

    That video went viral here B&E and for good reason. Schools have been playing that “equal guilt” crap for decades now and quite a few of us parents are now demanding the kids stand up for themselves, period. We parents will deal with the consequences while teaching the kids an important life lesson. This shit is only shocking to truly indoctrinated lefties who abhor violence of ANY kind, including self defence. Hell, the UN has codified their human rights and specifically omitted the right to self defense. Obama would, if he could, outlaw the use of guns in self defense. Almost sounds…British in its insanity.

    Me and the wife have gone over this countless times with the girls. First time, warn them, second time CLOCK THEM GOOD. We’re behind them 100%. Fuck the public schools and their political correctness crap. Try that shit with me and they’ll have a media circus on their hands. And a lawsuit for that matter.

  98. notamobster says:

    Have I ever mentioned how much I HATE bullies? I may have…

    I tell my children the same thing all the time:

    If I ever hear of you bullying someone, I will beat your ass.

    If the situation arises that you feel threatened, hurt them. It’s not about looking good or even “fighting”. It’s about preventing harm to your self. I will deal with the consequences of you defending yourself, but you have to stand up for yourself and those who can’t defend themselves.

    It’s really as simple as that.

  99. BrunDawg says:

    The unofficial start to Spring is here in Chicago.
    “At least eight people were shot in various parts of the city Wednesday as the mild temperatures began to take hold, officials said.”,0,5017461.story

  100. BrunDawg says:

    Happy St. Pat’s
    Obama, on St. Pat’s Day, announces trip to Ireland. Golf anyone?

  101. Air Force Brat says:

    Obuttbreath must be on a search for the leprachaun’s legendary pot of gold. God knows he’s already spent all of OUR money.

  102. Bman says:

    Ohhhh SNAP! AFB!

  103. Locke n Load says:

    A couple months ago I could fill fy tanks for $550. Today it is over $800. Thats about $1000/wk out of my pocket or $40-45,000/yr. No amount of “tire inflation” is going to change that.

    The Greens and Obama are SPECTACULAR at redistributing MY cash to the rest of the world, aren’t they?

  104. Bman says:

    Damn LnL! Perhaps you should cut down on your “jack rabbit” starts. Obama said that would help.

  105. Locke n Load says:

    oh sure, that’ll fix it 🙂 actually, i could drop my speed to 63mph and gain about .5 mpg, or a few thousand dollars in savings a year. but it woulld cost me 20k in lost revenue as a resut of fewer runs.

    lets assume i can pass along some of that fuel cost. i will, if lucky, recapture perhaps 20% over the next year but that still means about $35,000 will not go into my pockets and the local economy. ergo, higher fuel costs depress not only personal income but employment, manufacturing, etc. i could elaborate on the ripple effects but i think u get the idea

  106. TN_Cat says:

    Don’t forget to keep your tires properly inflated and caulk your windows. 🙂

  107. Bman says:

    Your outside mirrors are also contributing to your MPG. They create a lot of drag and by getting rid of them you would gain about .021mpg.

  108. Locke n Load says:

    u guys go ahead and laugh, i have to listen to california bluster on about their ‘green’ initiatives and keep my head from exploding. you know those asinine trailer airdams between the drive and trailer tires? california justified their mandatory installation on the grounds that they ‘could’ save ‘up to’ .1 mpg. considering their cost, they ‘pay for themselves’ in about 5 years. IF they actually improve your mileage that is. I’ve noticed exactly zero difference AND they’re dangerous as hell in high winds and snow

    best part? their weight offsets any atualaerodynamic fuel savings. the whole idea is retarded

  109. Bman says:

    Hey LnL…You need to try this for your rig…

  110. Charlottean says:

    The greater good, LnL! Don’t ya think you’ll sleep better knowing that?

  111. Locke n Load says:

    hehehe. ok, let me be blunt about this:

    the greater good is best served by my serving my self interest. there is no simpler nor controversial economc truth.
    i AM John Galt

    Bman, dont think i havent been tempted to put a few ‘speed bumps’ in this rig over the years…

  112. TN_Cat says:

    There is talk of bringing back the fuel surcharge. That should help. But then again, when they started in 08 putting it on each invoice, it took diesel to get around 2.50 for it to come off again.

  113. Locke n Load says:

    the fuel surcharge never left, it just fluctuates. and it isnt actually added on to freight rates as much as put aside for drivers. actual freight rates have barely moved since much of it is contracted for 6 months. dont get me wrong, it helps some but we really only recapture about 15% of the added costs. since 2007 my actual earnings have dropped about a third, almost all attributable to fuel costs.

  114. Locke n Load says:

    Landmark Legal has filed suit against the NEA for misuse of their 501c3 status!!!!

    Mark Levin has been threatening them with this for weeks and he’s finally gonna do it. If successful it would be a crippling kick to the crotch