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  1. MadBrad says:

    This is a test…

    Testing 1, 2, 3… TEST.

    This has been a test of the Ready Broadband Tactical WiFi Hotspot.

    Ready Broadband – The OFFICIAL Broadband Communication Provider to O.P. Doink!

    When hard times have got you singing the Blues, Ready Broadband is what you gotta use!

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    Out-frickin’-standing. Brad is back!

  3. AW Mens says:

    This has been a test of the Emergency BradCast System.
    Good to have you back sir.

  4. notamobster says:

    OP Doink – This is FOB Yankee. Copy Lima – Charlie. Good to have you back on the front, Sir. Over.

  5. MadBrad says:

    I can’t believe how fast this gizmo is.

  6. Locke n Load says:

    Welcome back Brad. I was on the verge of calling your cable company and wrangling a deal for the next 6 mos, lol.

    And yes, I finally have a replacement modem as well. Waiting for a new hotspot without the “no-Revo-for you!” bug…

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    I don’t normally link to the Daily Kos but you really need to read this post.

    I have never seen or heard sad sacks like these people in my life. I really can’t even find the words for the contempt I have for people like this. I will try.

    Here is my comments for Desolations Angel.

    Who in the world ever told you life was going to be continuous joy? Who the hell ever told you there would be no setbacks? Whop the hell ever told you that you would have a job, goods and services no matter what? In fact, who ever told you that your life would have any kind of meaning at all?

    The world doesn’t owe your dumb-ass a living. It doesn’t owe you self actualization. It doesn’t owe you satisfaction.

    Here is a newsflash: You have flown your own life into the side of a mountain and your life will lay there in a smoldering heap until you stop slobbering and blubbering that the mountain jumped out in front of you. It didn’t. The Mountain doesn’t even know you exist. Quit bitching about the mountain.

    You really need to get your shit together and stop the whining. I doubt anybody gives a damn whether you believe in the country anymore or not. STOP EVERYTHING! Desolations Angel doesn’t believe in America anymore. Nobody cares what you believe in.

    Do you think your ancestors were guaranteed three square meals a day, a roof over their heads, access to health care and self actualization. Your great great grandparents – and every human who came before them – would laugh in your face. Then they would kick you in your soft ass and tell you to go make something of yourself.

    This is the worst aspect of liberalism – this moaning self pity and morose belief that the wold owes them endless happiness.

    Shit happens. Every life has pain. Everybody dies. Stop whining about how society, the government, your neighbors, businesses and the world failed you. Nobody cares including society, the government, your neighbors and the world. Go fix things or learn to be stoic about your shitty life. Either way is fine.

  8. Locke n Load says:

    Ahhhhh, yesss….
    she’s lucky she caught you on a ‘nice’ day RD :)

    • notamobster says:

      Nice one. I remember writing one like that to a British climatologist a few years back. Something about him just pissed me off.

  9. Locke n Load says:

    This explanation of our current situation is lucid and light on jargon. I wish I could write like this, damn.

    hat tip Zerohedge,

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    It looks like we will have to do without the Inner Circle for a while. Nota found a problem with it last night and pulled it. I tried to build a new one this morning but there is a problem with password protected posts.

    I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress yesterday. I assume it has something to do with that. I will try to patch the problem, but for now, it is gone. Sorry about that.

  11. slinger says:

    Survival tips

    Survival uses for a cell phone:
    http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/14/survival-cell-phone/

    Survival uses for a tampon:
    http://artofmanliness.com/2012/06/05/survival-tampon/

  12. Locke n Load says:

    Slinger, thats awesome! Clever bastard,lol. Reminds me of scouting challenges

  13. notamobster says:

    That’s awesome, Slinger.

  14. Uke says:

    Possibly NSFW (for some bleeped out cussing), but definitely hilarious:

  15. MadBrad says:

    I defrosted my chest freezer today. It’s something I only do every great once in a while. I’m getting it ready to fill with new purchases. At the very bottom, underneath a glacier that pretended to be the real bottom, I found a roast in its original packaging. The label that had the price also had the notation; “Sell before 8-18-99″.

    That’s AWESOME!

  16. MadBrad says:

    I found a Beef Brisket from 2002 !

  17. Locke n Load says:

    damnit man, keep digging. you’re bound to find a mammoth or something at this rate

  18. Locke n Load says:

    I’m off to canada again, be gone a couple days. Revised and reposted my Greek election piece. Seemed a bit alarmist after review…
    Its no longer in Private, back to Public.

    Btw, I don’t know wtf happened but I can edit hyperlinks again…wheeeeeeee

  19. Slaphappypap says:

    Didn’t Sweden cut taxes?

  20. R.D. Walker says:

    Extended version of interview with common loon in Wisconsin.

    “I am an anarchist, and I’m in favor of organization…”

    Classic.

  21. notamobster says:

    Wow. That was like watching a slow-motion train wreck. I couldn’t help but sit… breathlessly enamored of her intellect, her dignity, her spark. That’s funny shit. Thank God I don’t have that disease.

  22. R.D. Walker says:

    Weird hybrid sighted in Des Moines yesterday: A Chevy Volt with a “Got Mitt?” bumper sticker.

  23. R.D. Walker says:

    Will SCOTUS rule on Obamacare at 1000 hrs EDT? Some think so….

  24. R.D. Walker says:

    Hey! YouTube put the audio back into one of my first and favorite Revo videos. I did this for Obama’s inauguration.

  25. notamobster says:

    Are you out of the country, RD? It’s blocked in my country – on copyright grounds.

  26. R.D. Walker says:

    That’s odd. I am in Iowa. Maybe we seceded or something.

    Oh well. Just sing the Jefferson’s theme song while you watch it. Well we’re movin’ on up, to-hoo the top, to a dee-lux apartment in the sky-high….

  27. TN-Cat says:

    Was asked today by a couple Obama fans who swear their not socialists: “who are your three favorite conservatives not in politics?”

    My answer in order:
    Bill Whittle
    Mark Levin
    Mark Stein

    They never heard of any of them.

    Thought this would be a fun topic for the Revo.

  28. R.D. Walker says:

    Living?

    Thomas Sowell
    Victor Davis Hanson
    Mark Stein

  29. TN-Cat says:

    Thomas Sowell would have bumped Stein. Damn it!

  30. Uke says:

    Thomas Sowell
    Bill Whittle
    John Stossel

    The 3rd spot goes to Milton Friedman if I can choose a non-living person, however. His ideas, after all, transcend the span of his mortal life.

    Though if I’m picking dead people, then I start getting into picking John Locke, Adam Smith and all such assorted legends. So perhaps we should pick from the living only. :P

    Victor David Hanson is right at that cusp for me, as well.

  31. Slaphappypap says:

    Thomas Sowell
    Michael Savage
    Ann Coulter

  32. notamobster says:

    All of the folks above are in politics… just not in government.

    Me?

    Bill Whittle
    Jonah Goldberg
    Tom Selleck – The stache rocks!!!

    Actually – I like John Stossel

  33. Locke n Load says:

    Just three? Bummer..screw just three.

    Levin, Sowell, Hansen, and Malkin.

    Malkin takes NO shit and plays offence, ALWAYS.
    And it’s awesome that Hansen has more visibility these days. Back in the pre-net days I only got to read him once or twice a month in the Tribune. He was syndicated in the 90′s

  34. KWMatthews says:

    I’m loving these independent sci-fi shorts:

    http://vimeo.com/21216091

  35. jacksonsdad says:

    RD Walker
    Charlie Daniels
    Jim Pinkerton

  36. R.D. Walker says:

    *blushes*

    I almost listed Charlie Daniels too.

  37. RJ says:

    Sowell
    Whittle
    Ted Nugent
    V Hanson
    Malkin
    RD Walker
    Charlie Daniels
    Hank Jr

    not necessarily in that order but close

  38. jacksonsdad says:

    Hey y’all. Sorry so scarce lately but we’ve been maxed out. My wife finally got the job she’s been hoping for and we’ve relocated to Pensacola Florida. She got the confirmation (late) on Monday June 11th. We packed up the house we’d been living in for 14+ years, the loaders came to pack the truck on Thurday, we arrived here late late late on Friday, the unloaders unpacked the truck on Saturday and she started work Monday at 8. The job is a big one and she’s in the deep end (to say the least) but my baby knows how to swim and she’s gonna climb on top of that big job in short order.

    Suffice it to say it’s been a whirlwind but the dust is settling and we’re on our feet. We’ve got a nice apt in a great community and my boys are taking to the pool like… well… like ducks to water. ;o)

    Will write more if/ when we have a private area. Meanwhile my secondary e-mail is “fearmonger@ec.rr.com” and my cell # is unchanged if anybody needs to get in touch. (hint hint SG… call me bro).

    Can’t wait to tell y’all about driving 14 hrs in a 24′ Budget Truck while towing the wife’s car with a pissed off cat in the passenger seat. Never never never (yes I said NEVER!) gonna do that again.

  39. KWMatthews says:

    JD: Glad to hear things are working out. Keep us posted when you can :)

  40. Locke n Load says:

    Pensacola? Sweet! Take the kids to Mexico beach when things settle down, you’ll l;ove it.
    Congrats to the wife man, thats fabulous

  41. MadBrad says:

    I’m glad that you made it safely. Welcome to the Sunshine State! You are gonna love it here. Pensacola is in a fun part of the State. The people are much more pleasant than those typically found South of Ocala.

  42. Jim22 says:

    Pensacola has the whitest sand beaches in the world. Beautiful.

  43. R.D. Walker says:

    Sorry for the light blogging. I am dealing with a bunch of stuff this weekend. Back soon.

  44. sortahwitte says:

    For all you gearheads out there. Designed and built about 70 years ago. My Dad worked in the Kansas City Pratt & Whitney plant during WWII.

    Pratt & Whitney R-4360-20 first start from Dave O on Vimeo.

  45. notamobster says:

    sortah: What a marvel of American engineering. P&W makes the most popular turbine on the planet. The most reliable, too!

    The Pratt & Whitney JT8D and it’s variants have powered the 707, 727, 737, DC-9, MD80, MD90, A-6 Intruder, tens of thousands of ships (FT12 variant), power plants, and more…

    With nearly 22k/lbf of thrust and unmatched reliability – it is a divinely-inspired work of art. The engine above is a testament to the proud legacy of Pratt & Whitney.

  46. notamobster says:

    Oh, Bman – you must mean turbines like this piece of shit, corporatist, taxpayer gagglefuck I just took a picture of, in my front yard (click to enlarge)-

    click to enlarge

  47. Bman says:

    Beautiful Nota! Jealous!

    If I took a picture right now off the front of my lawn you would see my neighbor across the street beating his car floor mats against a Lavender type tree.

    I would take the view of your turbine over that.

  48. notamobster says:

    Thank you, Sir. I love it.

    I loved it a whole lot more before those infernal windmills. And to send power 2-1/2 hrs away to Detroit, no less!

  49. Locke n Load says:

    hey Bman, the Bun is across the street from the grain elevator, isn’t it

  50. Locke n Load says:

    Ah shit Nota, if THATS what you call engaging photography I better pull out the cell cam when I’m in Montana next time. Imagine turbines stretching across several MILES…
    Only thing cool about it is when you come around a bend and climb a hill the whole field comes into view like a freaky UFO. Bobbing up and down the hills in fog as you approach only magnifies the effect.

  51. notamobster says:

    We have 138 of these fucking things within 10 miles of me. Notice how there’s nothing obstructing my view of the land? Yeah?

    There used to be nothing obstructing my view of the sky, too!

    These worthless rent-seeking green gagglefucks are eating up taxpayer dollars to send “free” energy to the welfare rats in Detroit…sometimes! AHHHH!!! FUCK!!!! The more I think about the windmills – the more I hate them as a symbol of the core – of what’s wrong with this country.

    Social engineering.

  52. Bman says:

    Yes Locke- Its about 2 hundred yards south of it…why you ask?

  53. Bman says:

    If youre in Grand Funk right now I’m gonna be pissed

  54. Bman says:

    If youre in town Locke, stop in the Bun, get some off-sale (12-pack of Pabst) and tell them to put it on Bman’s tab. Then come on over.

  55. Locke n Load says:

    Lol, ahhh Bman, should I even say it…
    I’m not there right now but I drove through this morning on a mad dash to St Hilaire. Looked left and saw that sign. Bam. Funny thing, I only ever saw that sign on that newsclip you popped up in. I saw your place for about a 1/2 second and it all clicked. Dude, you ARE close to the truckstops, just a mile or so east.
    For the record, whats the latest you entertain strange visitors? Wouldn’t want to bother you after 11,lol

  56. Locke n Load says:

    This sucks, but had this agent found the load earlier (or had the reciever ordered it sooner) I could have hit you up for a bar stool. I was stuck in Estevan and Kenmare for 3 days until this load showed. At like, 7pm yesterday.
    If I’d known at noon I would have been there by 5. Sucks

  57. Bman says:

    Dude, I don’t go to bed until usually 2:30. The night is but a fetus at 11 in my opinion. I just have to make sure I’m up by 7:30.

    St Hilaire…don’t drink the water from the bathroom sink in the convinient store there. I ain’t kidding you either.

  58. Locke n Load says:

    Good thing to know…
    nice folks tho. went to the elevator first by mistake, had a great talk with a few farmers and a guy who followed the chicago grain markets religiously. Spent about 20 minutes goofin off before we realized I was supposed to be at a different whse down the street, lol. Upper midwesterners are a blast, and farmers are hilarious. You never know if you’re going to get Green Acres or Dallas

  59. notamobster says:

    Why could mini-drones be a bad thing?

    Yeah. That’s the fully-automatic, AA12:

  60. Bman says:

    Green Acres no doubt. Dallas? yes I can see that. A lot of the customers at the Bun are “farmers” only in the sense that their daddies left them the farms. Most don’t know dick all about farming, but they all dress like they just got the BeDazzler for Christmas.

  61. Locke n Load says:

    Smiley

  62. notamobster says:

    Bedazzler. hahahahahahaha!!!!!

    ____________________

    World’s smallest one-man axial counter-rotating helicopter:

    $57,140.00

  63. Locke n Load says:

    That could be unpleasant at impact.
    Awesome flight control system though!

  64. R.D. Walker says:

    Ate dog? Check.
    Used illegal narcotics? Check.

    I am thinking that if Obama had a son, he would look like this guy.

  65. Locke n Load says:

    egads.
    doubt it was K2 though, it isnt being made anymore. and its smokled, not injested. more likely mePHanphetamine, active ingredient in snortable ‘bath salts’

  66. Locke n Load says:

    not Meth, meph

  67. R.D. Walker says:

    So what? I guess today is going to be a slow news day, huh?

  68. R.D. Walker says:

    I am really hoping today results in YouTube videos of crying moonbats mourning the “death of democracy”. Those are such fun….

    I am still nervous as hell the commerce clause will today be elevated to Supreme Overlord status.

  69. notamobster says:

    I’m waiting with anxious twitchiness. Following the WSJ Liveblog.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/06/28/live-blog-the-supreme-court-health-law-decision/

  70. R.D. Walker says:

    My favorite aspect of today is that the moonbats have taken a day off from illegally occupying parks, breaking storefront windows and shitting on police cars in order to lecture conservatives on the importance of the social contract.

  71. notamobster says:

    They just issued their decision. They upheld it. Fuck!

  72. notamobster says:

    Magellan says “wusssuuupppp?” to all.

  73. R.D. Walker says:

    Congratulations on 2,000 posts Jim!

  74. notamobster says:

    Barry keepin’ it classy, as always:

    Barry Tweets “Still a BFD” (‘big f-kin deal’). Ahh, behavior befitting the office of a reprobate preezy.

    Obama gloats on TWITTER: 'Still a BFD'...

  75. Bman says:

    I don’t want a tweeting president.

  76. R.D. Walker says:

    Thunder, lightning, winds and sirens at the volunteer fire department wailing. We are about to get slammed. Wish me luck.

  77. Uke says:

    Hunker down, bud.

  78. Locke n Load says:

    oh goodie. i’m 150 miles east of you so i’ve got fun coming my way?
    truck needs a wash anyway.

    better go find ypur candles :)

  79. notamobster says:

    Hope it passes quick… and leaves everything standing.

  80. notamobster says:

    Just made a venison fajita dinner with Jim’s tortilla recipe. I make my own tortillas but that recipe Jim gave us makes the best tortillas ever!!!

  81. R.D. Walker says:

    All clear. Small branches down and flickering lights was the extent of it.

  82. Locke n Load says:

    i take it he gave you the lard version? he
    makes good beans and bread too

  83. Jim22 says:

    Watch Locke’s cartoon. Then follow his link.

    We are so screwed.

  84. Locke n Load says:

    Seems like the talent pool they draw from is pretty limited, no?