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  1. MadBrad says:

    Nice photo. Quite appropriate.

    Speaking of dangling teats…

    Just another reason why Jacksonville, Florida kicks SO MUCH ASS!

  2. Van-a-gram says:

    I can understand a Black Spiderman. I can even understand (sort of) a 1/2 Black 1/2 Hispanic Spiderman. But a Blackspanic Gay Spiderman named Miles Morales? I hope Spidey is still limber as I think he’s going to be jumping the shark….

    I mean if broadening the demographic is the key here, let’s add in Unemployed-Blackspanic-Gay-Homeless- Illegal Immigrant-Ex-Con-Single Parent-Transgendered-Crackhead Spiderman? Who, during the day, works as a public school 7th grade science teacher and head of the the local SEIU Chapter but also moonlights as Global Warming research scientist and currently running for congress in the impoverished 6th district of FUCKING MOONBATVILLE.

  3. Van-a-gram says:

    Follow up Question:
    If Batman and Catwoman had a kid, would they call it “Batcat” or perhaps the the less popular “Manwoman”?

  4. BrunDawg says:

    “The Obama administration is after your Lucky Charms…Put forward by an interagency working group, the guidelines will establish nutritional standards that most cereals flunk—and not just those of the “Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs” variety. Corn Flakes will not be advertisable to children, along with Raisin Bran, Special K, Rice Krispies, and Wheaties.”

  5. Kennth says:

    My parents generation allowed welcomed regulations on tobacco ads. Then they did the same for cartoons. Next will be almost anything we eat. At no point have people vocally shouted no. Of course, what’s the point? We did almost everything short of violence to stop the healthcare bill, and it still passed. What’s the next step? The leviathan has proven it does not care what the people want or about our rights.

    I keep saying, “Mess with X, then the people will Y, when that happens you’ll see Z.”

    The game keeps changing, and every day I literally make myself sick with anger and frustration.

    One day, this giant structure of government will all come crashing down, unless we manage to tear it apart, piece by piece. Either way, the path will be difficult and painful for anyone that puts stake in the leviathan, and they make it harder to carefully disassemble the beast we have created.

  6. Locke n Load says:

    I dunno, I see that pic and I think of my middle girl nurmuring “mmmmmmm, bacon…..:

    Sorry I missed out of the early week post-a-thon-super-duper-extravaganza. Too blasted busy getting the truck bought, fixed, driven, yadda yadda.

    Damn shame I missed it. Almost too much to try and catch up with. You folks need to lay off the crack

  7. Kenneth says:

    I actually planned to do several posts that day, then saw things were a little crowded already, so I took the day off. Couldn’t keep myself from reading, though.

  8. jacksonsdad says:

  9. sortahwitte says:

    LnL! You got new wheels? Outstanding!
    I sincerely hope it has a good A/C as it is deadly hot in our part of the world. Many happy miles.

  10. Locke n Load says:

    Thank you sir, hoping this one does better for me than the last. I’ve come to the weird realization after 6 yrs out on the road..I LIKE trucks. Never thought about it before, just considered them equipment but getting rid of that old t600 really made it sink home.

    Glad you brought it up Sorta because I need to post a question to those of you that would know of these things…

    What would be an appropriate passage, blessing, etc for the new truck? As soon as I get a little something repaired I’m headed over to a Mexican Catholic church in Laredo and I’m going to ask a priest to do me a favor…
    Just in case, I have a misting bottle full of Holy Water. Gotta love Laredo…

  11. Notamobster says:

    I am still alive. My apologies to all concerned (or even mildly curious) parties for not checking in.

    Should be back soon.

  12. Locke n Load says:

    Good to hear man. Will call you shortly, been meaning to for a while now..

  13. AW Mens says:

    God is good
    God is great
    Thanks dear Lord
    For all this freight!

  14. Locke n Load says:

    In order; Old Truck New Truck, Holy Water in a squirt bottle (love it), and preferred hunting vehicle of my Laredo mechanic. His son provided the holy water. Devout boy…

    Off to find a Catholic church and a priest who won’t laugh at me…

  15. BrunDawg says:

    MADISON, Wis. — Prosecutors have charged a state Capitol worker with disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon for using a knife to pop a protester’s balloon and then slamming her into a bathroom door.

  16. MadBrad says:

    Locke, I think the T-2000 is the best truck on the road. That’s the one I wanted to own. Then again, what do I know? I love that ride.

  17. Kennth says:

    DOW, NASDAQ, and S&P500 are all currently sitting at above a 4% loss for today. The DOW hasn’t seen a day like this since dec 2008. I’m interested to see if there will be a correction by the end of the day. Either way, is this a sign if a trend, or a knee-jerk response by a volatile market? Time will tell.

    With so little time left in the day, I’ll bet we’ll end around the 3% mark in all major markets. I think volatility will continue for another week or so before undergoing a short lived bull market. From there, I expect to see a gradual decline over the next year resulting in a second major dip in these markets that will stay for a considerable amount of time.

    Due to internal and international pressures, we’ll face high inflation and persistent stagflation. Many consider the 00 years as the lost decade, but they seem to be going for the lost generation.

    The markets have me riled up, and this 108 degree heat and lack of sleep sure aren’t helping.

  18. Kennth says:

    DOW has tumbled 500 points. What does the night hold in store for the Asian markets?

  19. Locke n Load says:

    More of the same if the currency markets are any indication. Metals are being liquidated to maintain balance sheets in case you’re wondering why they would take a hit in this scenario.

  20. DarthJay says:

    In biblical times, they had a “year of jubilee” every 7 years where all debts were to be released.

    The world needs one of those…

  21. BaconNeggs says:

    LnL good to hear about your new Truck, I am no Preist so I wrote a good luck poem for you and your new truck…

    From Oceans to Mountains and back again
    You are there for me.
    Pullin hard and cruising effortlessly
    Blue thunder and lightning streaks onwards
    Engine singing softly to me.

    Together we see the faces and graces
    of this country far and wide
    And faithfully we always make it home from home
    Along the highways and by-ways
    Into the arms of loving family.

  22. R.D. Walker says:

    Brad thinks he wants an Iowa girl. Here are some tips…

    Iowa girls, unlike southern girls, do not say “bless your heart” before they take a pot shot at you.

    Iowa girls do know about detassling and walking beans and clearing rocks.

    Iowa girls do know how to drive on ice.

    Iowa girls are not familiar with the concept of public transportation.

    Iowa girls are not sure what is meant by the term “traffic jam” but it probably involves a tractor on the county blacktop.

    Iowa girls drink pop.

    Iowa girls are not necessarily insulted if they are referred to as the “Pork Queen.”

    Iowa girls know you always need a winter coat for trick or treating.

    Iowa girls know the Dairy Queen is closed November through March.

    If you take an Iowa girl back to Jacksonville you will need to teach her that she can’t leave the car running in the lot while she goes into the store.

    It might be tough to get her to go, however. Iowa girls generally only cross out of Union territory to buy illegal fireworks in Missouri.

  23. rj says:

    LnL congrats on the new ride…
    May it give you many happy and safe miles…

  24. Jim22 says:


    LnL… I sincerely hope you have a lot better luck with this one.

    I know you had never-ending problems with the old on – but you say you were sad to see it go. That’s what happens when you spend that many hours with her.

    Good luck. Godspeed.

  25. TN_Cat says:

    Mt Daughters awakening.
    A little background (and a little bragging) about my daughter. She is a math wiz. Always has been, and I find her aptitude amazing. She was a math major in college up through the summer between junior and senior year. She did a summer internship that changed her mind. She came out that summer saying, “I can’t be locked in a cubicle, working on formulas that I have no idea what the end product is, I want to teach math instead”. Hours wasted trying to persuade otherwise, she signed on for two more years, changed her major to education and minored in math.

    In the fall she finished her class work and only has a few months of student teaching to finish her education degree. She was assigned to a high ranking mentor in the Phoenix system in the fall and spent a few hours with her. Turns out her mentor lives only a few blocks from her. Last month my daughter started emailing her asking her for a few moments of her time or to buy her a beer and discuss her prep work to prepare for a school year. After a few weeks passed, my daughter then asked if she could come in the week prior to school starting and help her prepare. Still no response. School starts next week and my daughter was getting concerned at the lack of response. She stepped up the emails, took the week off work knowing the teacher would appreciate any help. Well, she finally got a response today.
    “Dear ——
    I appreciate your ambition, but today is my first day on the clock. I refuse to respond to emails prior to that date. Just show up on your appointed day, first day of class, and we will begin”

    She was devastated. Never have I heard the four letter words come out of my little girl like she spewed today. Her last statement, I am not working with these lazy ass freeloaders, I’m getting a real job.

  26. R.D. Walker says:

    And another Revoista is born.

  27. R.D. Walker says:

    At the moonbat sites they are blaming the downgrade on the Tea Party. I think they have lost the fucking plot.

  28. TN_Cat says:

    You know RD, a few years ago the response from the left pissed me off. Then it became comical. Now, it is downright frightening.

    I have no idea what the next phase will bring.

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    I hear you. Sometimes I can laugh. Sometimes I can’t.

  30. sortahwitte says:

    LnL! I am so tickled for you my brother! The new, blue Zephyr, winging it’s way from south to north and back again! Pax vobiscum!

    * tickled is Okie for excited, happy, etal.

  31. jacksonsdad says:

    Wasn’t sure if this has been posted here before. Two minutes well spent…

  32. R.D. Walker says:

  33. MadBrad says:

    Iowa Girls are total suckers for a Southern Gentleman. Whether or not I AM one is not part of this conversation. I’ve played one a time or two and I’ve stayed at a Holiday Inn Express recently. To most women I am an astonishment anyway. To an Iowa Girl I’m not only that, I’m their dream come true. One day I’m going to drive a Silver Eagle Tour Bus up there one October, go to work and then show you how Daddy can survive the Winter in my vehicle with only Liquor and a Fat Girl to sustain me. I know how to live good ANYWHERE!

  34. TN_Cat says:

    Thought I would share this blog spot with you. Some might find it interesting. This guy is packing his family up this weekend, leaving Vegas and going Gault.

    Is this the new American Dream?

  35. R.D. Walker says:

    “…with only Liquor and a Fat Girl to sustain me.”

    Then you are in luck. We have an abundance of both.

  36. sortahwitte says:

    You know how I feel about large women.

  37. RJM says:

    Sunday night in Iowa, fresh watermelon, home grown tomatoes, corn on the cob and Iowa chops off the grill! GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  38. sortahwitte says:

    All I can say is damn.

    Our home grown tomatos lasted about like a fart in a whirlwind. Hundred degree days started the first week in June, 7 fruit from 25 plants. This was our big year to can, freeze and dry tomatos. All I have is okra and I’m about sick of it. Seven foot tall plants and about a 5 gallon bucket a day of those delicious pods. We’ve canned, froze, ad nauseum and now I’m shooting it at the squirrels with a sling shot.

  39. RJM says:

    MadBrad. I have heard the phrase that fat girls are heat in the winter, shade in the summer. Friend of mine claimed that you marry an ugly girl and you don’t have to worry about anyone stealing her and that they are always greatful. He practised what he preached!

  40. RJM says:

    One more for MadBrad. How about righteous justicular? Rolls well off the tongue.

  41. DarthJay says:

    Al Gore launched off a slew of profanities when addressing the issue of “anti-global warming pseudo-science”

    “And some of the exact same people — I can go down a list of their names — are involved in this. And so what do they do? They pay pseudo scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate thing, it’s nonsense. Man-made CO2 doesn’t trap heat. It may be volcanoes.’ Bullshit! ‘It may be sun spots.’ Bullshit! ‘It’s not getting warmer.’ Bullshit!”

    Good ol’ Al. When science doesn’t back him up, he insults. Gotta love the left.

  42. rj says:

    Gore is just pissed that right before he had it set up to make millions forcing carbon trading on businesses the climate gate bubble burst when people figured out it was a scam…Bastard made millions foisting his green crap schemes, it’s so easy to scare little kids that polar bears are gonna die on an ice flo, he just cant stand it when an adult shows him for his lunacy.

  43. DarthJay says:

    Wow. Bret Stephens nails Obama in this column from the WSJ today.

    Much is made of the president’s rhetorical gifts. This is the sort of thing that can be credited only by people who think that a command of English syntax is a mark of great intellectual distinction…

    Then there is Mr. Obama as political tactician. He makes predictions that prove false. He makes promises he cannot honor. He raises expectations he cannot meet. He reneges on commitments made in private. He surrenders positions staked in public. He is absent from issues in which he has a duty to be involved. He is overbearing when he ought to be absent…

    Mr. Obama appears to consider himself immune from error. Perhaps this explains why he has now doubled down on Heckuva Job Geithner. It also explains his insulting and politically inept habit of suggesting—whether the issue is health care, or Arab-Israeli peace, or change we can believe in at some point in God’s good time—that the fault always lies in the failure of his audiences to listen attentively. It doesn’t. In politics, a failure of communication is always the fault of the communicator.

    Read the whole thing here:

  44. slaphappypap says:

    I might have to purchase a video camera.

  45. Kenneth says:

    I find it incredibly interesting that, despite the fact that many investors are selling off gold to increase cash holdings, gold has climbed almost $100 an ounce in a week.

    What does it mean? I don’t know, but it’s interesting to watch.

  46. Locke n Load says:

    It means Ken, as I pointed out in some earlier blathering, that gold is replacing dollars, not hedging them. Soverigns are buying dips and adding to their reserves to cushion/refund against the inevitable destruction of the anchor currency, our dollar. Gold would have a potential upside of $40,000 or more if it weren’t for the obvious end game of 1933; make ownership illegal.

    It seems we’ve gone almost a week into this market mayhem and we haven’t really dissected the drivers, destruction, and outcomes of the recent moves. Tell ya what, I MAY have some time tomorrow free and if I can avoid doing another 18 hr day I’ll try and give you all a decent brokers view of the inner dynamics of this still unfolding mess.

  47. BrunDawg says:

    Starting Saturday, you’ll finally be working for yourself. What took so long?
    In 2011, Cost of Government Day falls on August 12. Working people must toil 224 days out of the year just to meet all costs imposed by government.