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  1. Locke n Load says:

    No more off topic recipes,lol. You want this stuff you know where to reach me. if you don’t, send me a note at the revo mail addy.
    We’ve depressed the testosterone levels enough in here already..

  2. notamobster says:

    Very funny, RD. This is important stuff. 🙂

  3. sortahwitte says:

    How about “inner circle for cooking freaks”?

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    Sorta: I will set up a whole new blog for that and I will call it “The Ladies Home Journal.” 😐

  5. BrunDawg says:

    Silence of the yams. I prefer mine Long Island style.

  6. R.D. Walker says:

    These are Literally the worst written words I have ever read. These are Tweets of Courtney Stodden, the 17-year-old girl who married 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison. Seriously. This is blister agent in written form. We are talking Tweets of Mass Destruction. This may have the same effect on your body as the Brown Note. Reading these Tweets may damage your immortal soul.

    Warning: This cannot be unread.

    Turn back now.

    Last Chance.

    Had a beautifully busy day today, all based around my HOT & upcoming reality show! Are you all ready for it?

    Lickin a sucker as I boisterously bounce UP & down on the bed while drenched in a soak ‘n wet white mini-T & pink panties; Feelin Dangerous!

    Had a bodily breakfast in bed this morning; It was so tasteful… Just like sweet syrupy pancakes completed with a lush creamy filling. Yum!

    Sweetly fetching a tasty bone to my precious lil’ pink pooch Bazaar out back, as the sultriness of the day gently begins to heighten. Mmm…

    Softly stepping my sexy silhouette out of the showers sensuous morning steam to prepare for a delicate day.

    While I lie beneath this sizzling-sun, the popsicle that I am sweetly sucking on begins to melt & drips irresistibly all over my moist body!

    Feeling like rockin’ my hips to sexy & catchy tune… “Don’t Put It On Me, Girl” will work just fine!

    Exotically crawling into bed for a wondrous night fulfilled with sweet & mysterious dreams… Meow!

    Slowly biting my way into some juicy chocolate dipped strawberries. Mmm… Wanna taste?

    I am going to get drilled today… & I’ll keep my mouth open the entire time. I’ll be a good girl… I promise. Mmm… I LOVE the Dentist!

  7. Locke n Load says:

    Almighty allitterative assininity, aye?

  8. Locke n Load says:

    Pretty poor petulant porn as well….Pa’s a potential pedophile
    pah! phooey!

  9. Slaphappypap says:

    Hey what happened to Ladies Home Journal?

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    reedin them tweets made my eyeque get littler like i dunno i hope it dont last

  11. Bman says:

    What a frickin’ slut! We’re going to hell in a handbasket. And only 17? This chick is going to get the HIV someday

  12. R.D. Walker says:

    DON’T LOOK AT HER PHOTO! The CDC just issued a news release stating that you can get herpes simply by looking at her photo on the Internet.

    Seriously. She has a thesaurus plugin on her computer, doesn’t she?

  13. notamobster says:

    I apologize for my lack of input for the next couple of days.

    I’m drinking tonight. Working tomorrow, plus…

    Friday, plus…

    Saturday, plus…

    get drunk tonight… just ask Locke.

  14. Kenneth says:

    I don’t have time for a post right now, but figured someone may find this interesting:

  15. Locke n Load says:

    See, I KNOW this is Brad’s brainchild. It MUST be.

  16. Locke n Load says:

    Operation Twist is a federal Reserve Punt. Still sorting through the numbers but right now it’s too late to get into it. 3am and just parked 15 minutes ago…nuts.
    I can say this though, from everything I’m seeing in the numbers and the plan, the press is mangling the story. Everything I’ve been posting in the off topic section though seems to have been borne out so far. This isn’t QE3, its a play to manage our debt structure and alleviate massive exposure by US banks to mortgage risk as well as the 200 billion minimum they (our banks) have exposed in the Eurozone. Fed exposure to the Eurozone probably still tops 1.5 Trillion. And no, its never mentioned and No, you won’t find it in their realeases. It WAS in the audit though. Funny how that thing got buried so fast…
    Fact remains, the USG still hasn’t got a way to pay the 2012 projected deficit OR the 400 billion proposed ‘jobs plan’. Again, the Fed knows if it starts creating dollars again the game is no longer in his hands. I think we’re watching the opening scenes of Act 3 in the “As the World Burns” drama….

  17. Locke n Load says:

    Absolutely fascinating but frightening graphic from Rueters a few days back.

    Remember now, this is just european BANK exposure to the troubles countries..
    It doesn’t include the hundreds of billions of IMF loan purchases, or the trillion+ our Fed has bought..All likely worthless in a meltdown scenario btw.

    Have a good look at that graphic and ask yourself how the banks in the EU stay afloat.

  18. notamobster says:

    “So here’s how the ex-state senator from the Chicago machine reacts: At an operating cost of $181,000 per hour, he flies Air Force One nearly four hours roundtrip for 17 minutes of remarks touting infrastructure repairs by a bridge that doesn’t need them.” and isn’t elligible for “jobs” money anyway because the govt says the repairs to this bridge can wait.

  19. Locke n Load says:

    SonofaBi*** ^$#@^&&$^$#@
    Wake up nice and early to get a headstart on the final 750 and what do I do…I drop the phone into the toilet!
    Droid X2 here I come…
    Might as well get a tricorder

  20. notamobster says:

    You might consider getting an old school, flip phone. They can be dried out. Just sayin.

  21. Locke n Load says:

    they suffer the same fate usually in my experience. used to get just flips cause i destroyed them so often.

  22. jacksonsdad says:

    I don’t know if y’all have discussed The One’s repetition of his ‘intercontinental’ gaffe…


    He never learns from his mistakes because he doesn’t think he ever makes them (but WE’RE the ones who are stoopid)….. lmfao!

    What a maroon!

    btw… (this one’s for you MB) whenever I hear the word INTERCONTINENTAL the first thing that comes to mind is this guy… may he rest in peace.

  23. Jim22 says:

    Everyone says it’s getting to be too late for a nominee to declare for the Presidency. Here’s a little something from Wikipedia: “Ronald Reagan, the 33rd Governor of California, announced his candidacy for President of the United States in New York City on November 13, 1979”,_1980

    Maybe not too late.

  24. jacksonsdad says:

    Her-man! Her-man!

  25. TN_Cat says:

    I’m with you JD. The only non-pol in the group. Tired of these people. Her-man!

  26. Locke n Load says:

    I’ve been following the Occupy Wall Street nonsense best I can but its a lot like swimming in a sewage treatment pond…
    Keep following the links around their .org site and you’ll find some hillariously pompous sophomoric prose as well as links to their sponsors. Which brought me to THIS.

    See, now THATS one I’d like to actually attend. With popcorn, jujubees, and a supply of cold beer.

  27. R.D. Walker says:

    If you are a weapons grade imbecile, you will believe this wasn’t a set up.

    If you have an IQ above room temperature, you will see it for what it is.

  28. jacksonsdad says:

    THE YEAR 2013….One sunny day in January, 2013, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”The Marine looked at the man and said, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.”The old man said, “Okay,”and walked away.

    The following day the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.”The man thanked him and again just walked away.

    The third day the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to President Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the President and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”The old man looked at the Marine and said, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”

    The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow, Sir.”

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    After all these years, they have actually improved Star Wars.

    Language is NSFW.

  30. Uke says:

    And Chris Christie is currently speaking in a very powerful and presidential manner from the Reagan Library…

    This is just going to fan the “Draft Christie” flames that much more.

  31. R.D. Walker says:

    The Speech.

    So Uke, care to speculate why the governor of NJ is suddenly talking foreign policy and ramping up his attacks on the Bamster? Seems kinda pointless for a guy that just wants to be governor of NJ, huh?

    The NJFM had an audience member begging him to run for president on behalf of her freaking children and grandchildren.

  32. Locke n Load says:

    Oh for god’s sake, just what we need. Another North-Eastern Republican RINO backed by the Bill Krystol types. Beautiful. I know you love the fatman RD but he’s even more flawed than Romney and Mitt. I give him mega-props for his anti-union creds and streetfighter mentality but god he’s just so RINO on everything else.

  33. R.D. Walker says:

    Why Christie is a Rino….

    1) Gun control. He’d back off that if he were running. Still, who cares? Obama is far more into gun control than Christie and it hasn’t added up to dried shit. That battle is pretty much over. We won.

    2) Global warming. He said the climate is warming and humans play some role in that. If that is it, I agree with him. I don’t think it is an emergency nor do I think there is anything we can do about it. He doesn’t seem that into it. Doesn’t worry me.

    3) Immigration. He is no worse than Perry. Not a big deal to me anyway.

    4) Islam. He is no worse than Bush.

    Okay, we put that pointless bullshit behind us. He is a goddamed warrior for fiscal conservatism with a proven record of making tough decisions. Furthermore, he is eloquent and brilliant and would crush Obama in debates. Finally, I believe he could win, beyotches! WIN!!!!!

  34. Locke n Load says:

    Lol. You forgot his refusal to join, FOR FREE, the fightb against Obamacare by joining the other 26 odd states in their lawsuits. He apparently doesn’t mind sucking off the Federal teats while playing fiscal conservative. I haven’t heard a good breakdown yet but I’m damn curious…just how much of his state budget is federal subsidy? He had to be bullied into giving up on the NJ-NY transit link (tunnel I think) and for all the bluster, exactly how severe are his reforms to the school systems finances? I’ll grant you I’m encouraged by ANYONE who is willing to attack that NEA bulwark but really, was he fighting for real change or just solvency? Call me a pessimist but going what he’s fighting for is NOTHING compared to what we’ll be up against in the next 2 years. Is he philosophically a warrior or just combative? Either way NJ wins for now, but America needs a spine of steel and the ability to marshall the troops for a life and death struggle.
    I’m not counting him out on that, just saying I don’t think he’s a real Federalist. Damnit, is it too much to ask for the debate and debaters to defend or promote honest to god Constitutionalist principles?

    As long as northeastern NYT republicans aren’t afraid of him, I AM.

  35. R.D. Walker says:

    So Locke, of the current group of GOP candidates, do you prefer the RINOs or the unelectable subset?

  36. Locke n Load says:

    Ahem. well, I prefer the SOB that best adopts and incorporates the wishes of his largest base, us. In that scenario I guess it boils down to trust. Do I believe a perfect candidate exists? duh, no. But I have to see a candidate more than pander, I need him or her to show me they’re willing to run into the fires of hell for what we asked him to do. Right now the only people that show me that aren’t running, namely Rubio or West. But just because they aren’t running doesn’t disqualify what I’m asking for. In fact it proves they exist and can be promoted. In this election however…ugh.
    Again, I’d vote for a crushed Grape Soda can b4 I voted for Nero. Until we get to that point I’ll continue to hope the primary process elevates the prionciples of conservatism as oppsed to coronating someone prematurely. Besides, I have a bad habit of picking guys that never make it…Thanks Fred T. Ugh.

  37. Locke n Load says:

    I guess to answer your question, I prefer the unelectables at this time 🙂 if the frontrunners wanna stay there they’ll have to incorporate at least SOME of the appeal of the ‘unelectables’. Remember, Cain was basically out of it 2 weeks ago. Wanna bet he drives policy debate for a little bit while he has the edge?

  38. R.D. Walker says:

    If Christie ran, he would be electable AND he would adopt a much more conservative tack drawing much from the “unelectables.” They always do.

  39. Locke n Load says:

    I dunno man, he strikes me as the type to tack to the middle. His default position seems to be “govt is necessary”, not “let me get this shit outta your way”.
    Electable is kinda etheral right now, aint it? Absent vicous hatred I think every one of them (minus Paul) would gather 45% just from the “anyone but Obama” vote. isn’t that exactly what the moderate types are aimed at anyway? Palatable?
    Of course he’s electable. So is Mitt, Perry, Bachman, Cain..maybe even Sarah. Maybe. that woman is a lightning rod…

  40. notamobster says:

    We need a man of principle this time.

    If we don’t get that…

  41. Locke n Load says:

    then we get a man we can manipulate. Period. Ultimately the problems of the world are beyond any president’s understanding. he’s simply going to have to be trustworthy and a patriot when the time comes.

  42. notamobster says:

    Yep. Shithead – just ain’t gonna make it happen this time.

  43. R.D. Walker says:

    When I go over to the Daily Kos I read the Kooks saying that American needs Bernie Sanders or Dennis Kucinich for president, I am amused. They swoon and dream. It is ridiculous.

    Of course both are un-electable and, if they somehow made it to office, would be unable to govern from their wild assed leftist positions. I just chuckle at the silly frickin’ kooks and their unrealistic desire for ideological purity, their fantasies about dragging all of America left and their unshakable belief the some Superman is going to swoop in and save them.

    What a bunch of im-bes-els those Daily Kooks are.

    In any case, y’all need not worry. The second Christie gets in it will be old news, the shine will be gone and the base will turn on him like a pack of crazed ferrets.

  44. Uke says:

    So Uke, care to speculate why the governor of NJ is suddenly talking foreign policy and ramping up his attacks on the Bamster? Seems kinda pointless for a guy that just wants to be governor of NJ, huh?

    Late to the discussion, but I agree wholeheartedly. It did not sound like a simple “pump-up the right” speech. Nor did it really sound like mere admonishment of our Dear Leader (scolding the ever-arrogant one is a futile endeavor). It could have been either, of course, but he took on some topics that really made my right eyebrow pop.

    I really was half-expecting the line, “… and so, that is why I’m declaring my candidacy for president of the United States,” even though I know he was asked to come speak instead of him taking the initiative to do so.

  45. BrunDawg says:

    I have always been a fan of Dan Hampton, ’85 Superbowl Bears.

  46. Kenneth says:

    This is how gun owners should act:

    When you see danger, confront it. Do not passively become a prisoner to those that would impose their will upon you.

  47. Kenneth says:

    Freaky friday caption contender?

  48. notamobster says:

    I’m headed out for 3-4 days of trout fishing in the backwoods with Magellan, his son, and my son. It’s a the first Man Trip the boys get to go on.

  49. R.D. Walker says:

    Sweet. Have fun.

  50. R.D. Walker says:

    I don’t want to turn this into a mommy blog but I gotta tell you what six year old Sam Adams said this morning. His leg was asleep and, as a result, he said, “I can feel the Z’s going right up my leg.”

    I knew just what he meant.

  51. Van-a-gram says:

    Kenneth — I think your link is Life imitating art. Have you ever seen the movie “Lars and the Real Girl”?


    I bet that movie inspired these guys.

  52. jacksonsdad says:

    Do the PDA’s (Predator Drone Assassinations) of Untried American Citizens bother anybody? We are already labeled ‘dangerous extremists/ domestic terrorists’ at every opportunity. How many dots left to connect before WE are candidates for PDA’s?

    They were fugitives. They inspired murder. They nourished it. But they didn’t actually murder anybody (that I know of). The one guy was apparently guilty of publishing extremist propaganda and ‘jihad instructions’ but… they didn’t resist arrest. They didn’t get the opportunity.

    American citizens vaporized. No ‘day in court’ and nothing but applause. Slippery fuckin’ slope if you ask me.

  53. notamobster says:

    I’m here. The cabin has wireless internet. How in the hell… It took me 3 months to get internet service, six miles out of town… I’m literally in the middle of nowhere, and voila – wifi!

    I will be BWI tonight.

  54. R.D. Walker says:

    There are no trout in the British West Indies.

  55. slinger says:

    Saw this and had to pass it on:

    Looks to be a good plan for when I pass on 🙂

  56. notamobster says:

    Very much funny, Bro-ham.

  57. Slaphappypap says:

    BrunDawg, I don’t know if your a Cub fan or not. I recommend watching the ESPN Documentry “Catching Hell”. It’s about 2003 Cubs playoff. It focused on the “Bartman” play. It was quite interesting.

  58. R.D. Walker says:

    Dang, I hope this is real.

  59. TN_Cat says:

    We are all cattle. Realized this yesterday during my annual emissions test in order to register my truck for another years priviledge of driving.

    Waited almost an hour to pull my truck into the hanger. Paid my “fine”, was put into a 5 x 5 room to wait for the outcome. It took some effort, but I watched what the two state technicians performed. One hooked up a cable to my gas CAP, the other plugged in another to a receptacle under my dash board. Three minutes later, one knocks on the window to my cell and yells all done. As I open my door and collect my papers, I had to ask. “You didn’t actually check my emissions, you only plugged into my trucks computer”? He answered, oh no, only the old cars do we have to do that anymore. All the newer cars monitor the emissions themselves.

    When I asked him why? His answer was that if they didn’t do it this way, it would take me twice as long to get the test.

    What the F–k?

  60. notamobster says:

    Michigan, either. Can you believe that? Motor City, I guess.

  61. Kenneth says:

    When you get emotional, you make poor decisions. Case in point:

    (too long to post directly)

  62. Slaphappypap says:

    I haven’t followed this trial at all. But, Ann Coulter is smelling a dirty fish. Amanda Knox is free.

  63. R.D. Walker says:

    You know that video of the cop in New York spraying the hippy chicks with “pepper spray” in which they fall to their knees screaming? It turns out he sprayed them with feminine hygiene spray.

  64. Jim22 says:


    “You know that video of the cop in New York spraying the hippy chicks with “pepper spray” in which they fall to their knees screaming?”

    Good example of revolutionaries who are unprepared for the ugliness of revolution. Pepper spray or mace – it makes no difference. It was non-lethal. Not at all what Che’ would have chosen.

  65. Jim22 says:

    I see that Trevor Louden has linked to The Real Revo:

  66. Locke n Load says:

    sarahs OUT. live on levin right now

  67. TN_Cat says:

    This ones for you LNL. Mapping the NYSE this week, some scary lines emerging. These make 08 look like slackers.

    Is Friday afternoon the dive?

  68. notamobster says:

    RD: I never saw the video, but I love it!

    Pepper spray/tear gas is an exceptional tool for controlling subjects. That’s why it’s called ‘subject control spray’. It moves the subject from where they are, to where you want them to be.

    It’s quite effective as a l-t-l tool. For folks who aren’t high or drunk, it works wonderfully.

    Oh, the feminine deodorant spray quip – awesome!

  69. notamobster says:

    I was on patrol one night when dispatch had trouble contacting us due to background noise.

    She begged for one of us to come and deal with this ‘issue’. We could hardly hear her speak because of the screaming and banging on the steel door of the drunk tank holding cell.

    I was nearby and advised that I would deal with the issue.

    Upon arrival at the PD, I could hear the subject screaming and banging, relentlessly, on the steel door.

    “Hey, what’s the problem?”

    When the subject put his face to the hole, he was greeted with CS/OC (tear-gas/pepper-spray).

    He was told to shut the (ahem) “heck” up. We never heard another peep out of him.

    It works wonders.

  70. Locke n Load says:

    OMG RD, thats fucking hilarious! Thats EXACTLY what I’d expect from the clerks and locals at the CBT. My offices were variously on the 4th and 14th floors, afforded great views of the commotion below. Hell, the windows even opened. Whenever the LaRouchies got pissy on the corner of Jackson and LaSalle I’d scream right back at the bullhorn bums and shoot plastic pellets at ’em with my little pellet pistol toy. They wouldn’t hurt but I’m sure it confused the hell out of the ones it hit..

    TN, I recall saying the Dow would break to about the 10300-10400 level before running into support. It stayed a little above that so far but mostly because of the 1100 level in the SP. Large put option positions are still in the market at this area so things are tense. Expect crazy volatility as the fight ensues. Option writers are going to be trigger happy covering their vol and delta so the immediate risk potential is actually for an upward move despite how bearish that chart looks.

    10700 is now a critical weekly pivot/close number to hold. if we fall into Friday there could be a quick spike down to 9500ish, another pause, then a spike bottom.
    Why? This is a reversal month for stocks usually. The Fed hasn’t conceded or signalled QE3 yet but they still have 250Bil of long bonds to push thru the system via operation Twist. That means money laundered into the stock market to inflate it. Conspiracy minded folks call it the Plunge Protection Team,lol. Its actully a function of govt bond issuance but they DO like to “request” timing to accentuate strength at moments of weakness.

  71. BrunDawg says:

  72. R.D. Walker says:

  73. sortahwitte says:

    Don’t screw with Wall Drug.

    Probably the best and most enjoyable tourist trap anywhere in the world.

  74. Kenneth says:

    I’m so sick and tired of this class warfare and blame the republicans bullshit Obama is peddling in his conference.

    He effectively just said that if he isn’t reelected, then it’s because republicans are fighting against the best interest of the American people.

  75. Kenneth says:

    Is there a “Beat Obama with a Cain” bumper sticker available?

    I would like to buy about 100 and distribute to friends and family.

    I have problems with Cain, but I am thinking he has the best chance, and of the top three, best represents my beliefs.

  76. Kenneth says:

    Nota, that right there is why I post my idea on the Revo. If I don’t know how to make something happen, someone will.

  77. Kenneth says:

    A stupid joke, but it made me laugh:

    10 years ago, we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope, and Johnny Cash. Now, we have no Jobs, Hope, or Cash, but we still have Bush, Dick, and Gore.

  78. BaconNeggs says:

    Completely different direction here but little while back I saw Anne Barnhardt link to the movie “Tombstone” I liked the “throw down boy” clip link and I bought the DVD.

    I also bought the Kevin Costner DVD wyatt earp, which seem much closer to the actual events and in some ways a superior movie about the life of wyatt earp and the events surrounding his life.

    From what I can understand the Earps basically were sheriffs who made a point of disarming people who openly carried firearms, and this brought them into conflict with mostly the unlawful and bandit types.

    However, given the Constitutional Right to bear arms in public, I am not sure how the Earps had the legal authority in a number of frontier towns (Tombstone among others) to disarmed lawabiding citizens entering a town.

    Any random thoughts?

  79. Slaphappypap says:

    The Earps also ran gambling and prostitution in Tombstone. So, gun control was ideal for them.

  80. Slaphappypap says:

    State Controlled NBC never asks Rham about the Solyndra scandal.

  81. Jim22 says:

    How ’bout: “Occupy The White House 2012”?

    I didn’t make it up but I like it – and am passing it along.

  82. R.D. Walker says:

    My six year old likes dinosaurs so I got him a pterodactyl kite with a 15 foot wingspan. It flaps its wings as it flies. This weekend, we rigged it up with a camera. Here is an image. Click to enlarge.

    Later in the day I got it caught 40 feet up in the trees in the timber. Mr. Tree-Eating-Elm met Mr. Chainsaw. The pterodactyl was unharmed.

    This is the next experiment for the tiny camera. I built this rocket from scratch. It is made from shipping tubes, 1/8 inch plywood fins and a nose cone and tube joiner made from balsa I turned on a lathe. The little black circle on the red part is the small camera lens. With an Aerotech G80-10T engine I should be able to push this thing up to half a mile high and over 500 MPH. It has a 12″ diameter parachute.

    I am still working on the 3G/GPS location system since that will definitely put it out of sight. I will let you know how it goes.

  83. R.D. Walker says:

    This is the next experiment for the tiny camera. I built this rocket from scratch. It is made from shipping tubes, 1/8 inch plywood fins and a nose cone and tube joiner made from balsa I turned on a lathe. The little black circle on the red part is the small camera lens. With an Aerotech G80-10T engine I should be able to push this thing up to half a mile high and over 500 MPH. It has a 12″ diameter parachute.

    I am still working on the 3G/GPS location system since that will definitely put it out of sight. I will let you know how it goes.

  84. Locke n Load says:

    You have NO idea how much I envy your free time, damnit.

  85. notamobster says:


  86. Bman says:

    Did Mark Levin just call Chris Christie, Chris Krispy? Bwahahahaha!

  87. Jim22 says:

    Wideners has 5.56 green tip on special. 420 rounds in stripper clips and packed in an ammo can for $149.|830|845

  88. R.D. Walker says:

    Very cool. I built my first Estes rocket at 10 years old. I flew them all through school. When my older son was a kid, I got into the high powered composite engines. I have put them a mile high and punched one through the sound barrier. I never did anything like in your link Jim.

  89. James says:

    R.D.’s rocket looks like Estes “Big Bertha” from junior high. Everybody wanted to fly that kit. Hell, I still do.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Here is my favorite home-built custom designed rocket. Retro-Rock…

      I made this one in 2006. It flies on a G80-4T.

      Click to enlarge

  90. Sortahwitte says:

    My rocket club launches from a site in southern Kansas. We have hosted the Discovery Channel and the National LDRS. (large, dangerous, rocket ships.) Some of the rockets are multi-stage and reach mach 2. Anything that is expected to attain higher than 10,000 ft. requires a variance from the FFA. At out Labor Day weekend party, we have a variance for all 4 days.

  91. R.D. Walker says:

    If it is clear where you are right now, (2225 CST) the moon is full and very bright. Rising behind it to the east and a little north is the planet Jupiter. It is also very, very bright. You can’t miss it. If you have a good pair of binoculars and you hold them still enough, you can see four of the largest moons of Jupiter lined ip diagonally. I just saw them with nothing more than binoculars. Pretty cool.

  92. Locke n Load says:

    Sonofabitch, wish I’d known that earlier and I’d have had the wife set up the telescope for the girls.
    Thanks for the heads up, should be in roughly same position tomorrow so I’ll give ’em a heads up.

    Sortta, thats F’n amazing! Wish I could see that rocket club in action.

  93. Locke n Load says:

    Damnit! Something in the widgets or my PC keeps screwing with my form completion setings. I’m back to filling in my name on every darned comment again. Blasted Vista. Arrgh

  94. Locke n Load says:

    oh, and Tn…

    Look for the market to grind into the pivot and close on lows this week. Market IS going to collapse unless Merkel can get EU onboard with giving up on Greece entirely. Greece needs to default. Unless or until the EU starts discussing seriously the market value (cents on the dollar) resolution of the Greek bond holdings they will be burning any and all funds lent to the PIGS.

  95. notamobster says:

    My oldest is staying the night. We went out and looked at Jupiter…and her moons. Thank you, Sir.

    I have discussed many valuable business lessons with her and life lessons as well.

    It’s been a good night.

  96. Locke n Load says:

    good news bro, good news

  97. Tahquamenon says:

    Sounds like this guy is from the Real Revo..!!!