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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Okay Revoistas, I am going to take about a week off. This is your mandatory safety briefing.

    The chain of command is on the side labeled “Top 10 Writers.” Obey the chain of command. The “Four Simple Fucking Rules” remain in effect in my absence. Obey the FSFRs.

    In the event of a major site crash, I may or may not be able to intervene. Let me know anyway and I will join you clicking the reload button like a crack addicted lab rat.

    Of course I am always connected to the Revo Matrix wherever I go so I will check in from time to time. I will not, however, be engaging in my normal early morning posts. It’s okay. You will be fine.

    I will be recuperating at the Secret West Coast Real Revo Sanatorium. I shall report in. Maybe from there; maybe when I return. It all depends on how successful is the regimen of shock therapy to which I will be voluntarily and enthusiastically subjected.

    I will miss you.

    Attention! Dis! Missed!

  2. MadBrad says:

    Serenity will rock on!

    Have a good trip. I have no doubt that your destination will be full of “Shock Therapy” for an Iowan. Enjoy yo self.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Study: People Who Are Constantly Online Can Develop Mental Disorders

    That’s not true. Philip, the voice I hear in my head, told me. Philip never lies.

  4. MadBrad says:

    I get to meet my VA Shrink tomorrow. I will tell him or her what Philip says.

  5. notamobster says:

    (There will be a coup d’etat in approximately 3 days, where I will take the post of Assistant Deputy Secretary to the Adjutant General from the Maddest of the Brads).

    Have fun.

    Brad – FSFR! That is all. :-)

  6. Bman says:

    Huh. I, too, shall be gone for 5 days starting Thursday. Interesting enough, I will be infiltrating The Peoples Republic of Kalifornia to study how the moonbat lives.

    Stay autonomous my friends.

  7. MadBrad says:

    BMan, would that be in northern Kali?

  8. Bman says:

    As a matter of fact MadBrad….Yelp.

  9. MadBrad says:

    Nota, it is inevitable that you will sail past me soon. Given my conditions there is little I can do to change that fact. I’m going into a different operational mode right now anyway.

    I’m in the preparation phase for my next big adventure. I’ve just about got all my medical issues behind me. I’ve got just enough horsepower left to get things right between now and when I shove off.

    I predict that I will only become fully functional here again within 60 days of the election. That’s not all that distant.

  10. MadBrad says:

    BMan, that’s rather interesting. Planning on seeing Alcatraz?

  11. Bman says:

    Ive seen it but if I do have the time, I wouldn’t mind checking it out again. I want to see Clint Eastwood’s cell and the wall he crawled through on his way to freedom. Actually, most of my time will be spent, without giving away my true location for security reasons, in a town that rhymes with the word molesto.

  12. R.D. Walker says:

    Then you will be within 80 miles of The Fort Spicyweiner Minimum Security Sanatorium for Tired Revoistas. If you should happen to drive by, be sure to honk the horn. I will try to wave.

  13. MadBrad says:

    I plan on making a trip to Humboldt County one day.

  14. notamobster says:

    I plan to trip all 57 states, one day. The contiguous 48, by car. That will be the only trip to the People’s Republic of California, that I ever undertake.

  15. R.D. Walker says:

    California is beautiful. It has a bad infestation of parasitic moonbats, but the land is beautiful.

  16. Bman says:

    Speaking of honking and waving- Did you know that a goose may honk, but will never wave?

    Not sure were that fort is, but I do know that I will be driving through Fort Bankruptcy via Ft Fiscal Shambles on my way to Ft Molesto.

    It’s an I-5/Hwy 99 thang.

  17. notamobster says:

    A Hanyak Goes To Hollywood.

    I can see the ticket sales, now.

  18. Bman says:

    I bet that would be a hot ticket. I would go see it.

  19. TN-Cat says:

    California is OK if you don’t venture closer than 100 miles to the coast. Any closer, you may wake up with the urge to rollerblade in a G string.

  20. sortahwitte says:

    My last trip to kalifornia reminded me of a previous colonoscopy. The semi-skilled use of a 20 foot piece of black garden hose. Complete with the brass connections.

  21. Uke says:

    I believe this is FSFR compliant.

    If there’s a 5th Rule, however, this might break it.

    FYI, I’ve never had such an appreciation for pre-competition jitters until just now.

  22. notamobster says:

    That 5th rule wouldn’t happen to be a prohibition on “leering & salivating” would it?

    If so, I’m in violation. She’s hot.

  23. sortahwitte says:

    I’ll be cheering for at least this Aussie.
    I love that smile.

  24. Jim22 says:

    Blonde Canadian

    A blonde gets a job as a teacher.
    She notices a boy in the field standing alone, while all the other kids are running around having fun.
    She takes pity on him and decides to speak to him. ‘You ok?’ she says.
    ‘Yes.’ he says.
    ‘You can go and play with the other kids you know.’ she says.
    ‘It’s best I stay here.’ he says. ‘
    ‘Why?’ says the blonde.
    The boy says: ‘Because, I’m the goalie’

  25. Jim22 says:

    Michelle has something going. She’s a winner, she’s beautiful, she’s sexy, and she’s a self-promoter. She’ll go far. There is life after track.

    I wish she hadn’t let up before the finish. That’s no way to break the record.

    That should give you all a reason to watch the clip again.

  26. notamobster says:

    Whatever. I noticed it the first time. I just figured she was time-trialing.

  27. notamobster says:

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  28. TN-Cat says:

    Looks to me like she is having a damn good time out there. Good for her. Hope she goes far.

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    Just a reminder: Norway has highly restrictive gun laws and the Justicular Knight killed more people than the Aurora killer.

  30. R.D. Walker says:

    Been seeing the TV news in hotel in the morning. More than I usually watch. It has been non-stop Aurora. Mrs. Walker just pointed out that the MSM is just feeding the plans of the next psycho my obsessing about this guy.

  31. notamobster says:

    Yep. Those who want to make a name for themselves know that all they have to do is go on a shooting rampage.

  32. RJM says:

    He’ll probably end up being a cult hero to some other crazies.

  33. notamobster says:

    For your zombie pockeylipse coffee needs, or if like me, you’re the only coffee drinker in the house and don’t like wasting a whole pot:

    Folgers Singles (coffee bags)

    My review:

    These are not cost effective for coffee purposes. These are for someone who enjoys one incredible cup of coffee at a time. If you’re like my Dad and suck down coffee by the thermos-full, don’t buy these.

    It comes in a tea bag, with each bag foil-sealed in it’s own pouch. I just finished off a box of 19 singles that I purchased in 2009 when a storm knocked out the power to an old folks home and we (the PD) had to provide security for the non-ambulatory elderly, in an elementary school gym over night.

    Each of these 3 year old singles made an absolutely incredible cup of coffee, a good 2d cup, and some even made a 3rd (albeit less-flavorful). The flavor of the beans come through with this nice medium roast. There is no bitterness whatsoever and no acidity. The freshness of the roasted bean is as good as any coffee I have EVER HAD! I’ve had (local) coffee in Italy, Germany, Portugal, Turkey, Kuwait, Ireland, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and all over the U.S.

    I once sat (on a flight from Seattle to Atlanta) next to a designer chef who developed recipes for restaurants and the like. He was a coffee aficionado. I told him that I didn’t have much of a refined pallet, but that I really liked Burger King coffee. He told me that he had actually developed that flavor and it was selected for the flavor of the roast, and lack of acidity. “You’ve got a more refined pallet than you think.” Coincident to this, Burger King got rid of this coffee and went with Seattle’s Best (mistake, if you ask me).

    Anywho, with my coffee credentials somewhat established :-) – I highly recommend this roast and these singles to anyone who enjoys an amazing (single) cup of coffee. Buy instant or crappy coffee for the long haul, and keep these gems as your private stash when the zombie pockeylipse hits. You won’t regret the purchase.

    ~nota

  34. RJM says:

    I think I’m going to the range early AM tomorrow and practice head shots.

  35. notamobster says:

    RJM It seems like I remember you being a police officer, yeah? To anyone who is properly trained and experienced – disregard.

    Others: If you don’t have any hand-to-hand skills, I’d strongly urge you to learn some.

    Get yourself into the fighter’s mindset. Stay there.

    Practice. Practice. Practice.

    Muscle memory is a real thing and often means the difference between life and death.

    Take a few moments in any surroundings and find potential weapons, avenues of egress, or cover & concealment for shooting purposes.

    A little preparation in everything you do, will help to keep you from becoming a victim.

    Headshots are great for fun or practice, but I have always trained to center of mass. I recommend it to everyone.

    I trained in the military, as a cop, and SRT member (designated marksman under a Marine Corps scout/sniper), and have been an avid hunter since I was a kid.

    Head shots can be accomplished with time to shoot and good skills. They shouldn’t ever be what you’re training to, until you’ve MASTERED reflexive shooting.

    Hunting is a good way to practice taking targeted shots. You have the time to evaluate the situation, conditions, and generally have no immediate threat conditions.

    Just my two cents.

  36. Jim22 says:

    “Head shots can be accomplished with time to shoot and good skills. They shouldn’t ever be what you’re training to, until you’ve MASTERED reflexive shooting.”

    I agree. I suggest anyone training for defensive pistol work to train to shoot at center mass and leave head shots alone. Deadly confrontations are dynamic situations. The bad guy, the good guy, and everyone else are moving all the time. If you don’t you will be shot.

    Pistols are notoriously underpowered and hard to hit with compared with long guns. Pistols are weapons of last resort. Remember that. The underpowered part requires that you train to shoot until the threat is stopped. The hard to hit with part requires that you shoot at the biggest part.

    Add the adrenaline rush and sensory exclusion which occur during a fight for life and it becomes plain that you should train to shoot for the torso, if it’s available, until the bad guy is incapacitated.

    Real life encounters are nothing like what we imagine. You may only have an opportunity to pick off an exposed elbow or foot. If that’s the case you must take the shot. It will injure your opponent and increase your odds.

    Hunting is good for many reasons. One of them is the opportunity to observe the tenacity that animals have after they are mortally wounded. Never forget that. It applies to humans as well, especially if drugs are involved.

  37. RJM says:

    Nota,

    Fire and rescue over 15 years, however that was over 20 years ago.

    I don’t have the training that you and others on the Real Revo have.

    I agree with you and Jim22, it’s all about training and practice and I agree about training for center mass shots.

    I try to shoot at least once a week, 200 rounds minimum, more if I can work it into my schedule.

    The more practice you have the more confident and familiar you are with your firearms.

    Train, train, train and hope that when the time comes that you can do the right thing.

  38. RJM says:

    For the record…what I said about going to the range and practice head shots was an attempt to be humorous.

    I apologize if my attempt at humor did not come across that way.

  39. R.D. Walker says:

    San Francisco is a great town for buddies to hang out. I never hang out with my friends anymore but guys in SF sure find the time. Everywhere I looked men were hanging out… They were walking together, eating together, bike riding together or just out hanging around. Yes, I have to report San Francisco is a great buddy town.

  40. notamobster says:

    RJM – Sorry for the misunderstanding. I just try to give folks the helpful information I have, if I see an opportunity.

    RD – You bitter clingers just need to be properly socialized. Had you spent any time in a muslim country, you would know that’s it’s perfectly normal for men to hold hands and all that other shit you mentioned. :-)

  41. sortahwitte says:

    I bet they were such good friends that they were holding hands and having sleepovers.

    That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

  42. RJ says:

    RE head shots, agree with Nota head shots are hard in the heat of battle, however if you work your practical shooting skills to the point you can keep pie plate groups on center of mass at 10-15 yds even when firing quickly or while moving foreward, backward or sideways headshots can be mastered easily.

    In the case of the Colorado shooter head or groin shots would have been needed to stop the threat as he was armored up.

    If you know your hits are ineffective at center mass ya gotta adjust.

    Personally I fire two to the body and one to the head drills on a regular basis

    RE situational awareness, be alert look and menatlly log exits, cover areas, be prepared to move in an instant,

    Discuss with your family what to do if a bad situation jumps off in a public venue, IE nearest exit immediatly or seek cover initally while you deal with threat, or seek exit without you while you deal with threat or cover their retreat.

    Discuss rally points near but not to near where you are. IE locations to meet if separated.

  43. notamobster says:

    Sorry for my absence this morning. It’s been a complete cluster maneuver from the gate. I had to take my daughter to urgent care (she’s okay), then my battery was dead, so my brother was coming to help out, then my sister & her boyfriend were closer so they headed over – they hit some debris in the road and got a flat, I ran into a buddy who jumped my wife’s minivan for me, then went to help my sister and her boyfriend who didn’t have a jack, iron, or spare. I went to my other brother’s business and got a jack and one of my extra chevy truck rim/tire combos that I store there and put it on dude’s truck.

    Wow, what a cluster.

  44. RJM says:

    Sounds like a normal day for the Obama administration.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      TSA naked scanned me in Cedar Rapids and again in San Francisco. Nobody, however, touched my junk. They did just pat down my left knee. Bizarre.

  45. rj says:

    I’d love to see a video with O’s recent declaration of him working 27/7/365 for the last three and a half years followed by a compilation of golfing shots, hotdog and icecream scarfing, mom jean bicycle riding, beach walking, bowing to saudi king, feet on desk and other assorted leisure activities followed by a big question mark and 24/7/365? I dont think so in big red letters.

  46. R.D. Walker says:

    12:03 am. The Walkers are back in Iowa. Thanks to the cob-loggers for holding down the fort. We wouldn’t have a blog without you.

  47. Locke n Load says:

    welcome home sir. I’m currently on a second tour of duty as “continental squirt chauffeur” having safely esconsed the 1st back in DFW. 15 days of silliness and immediately back on the road with #1 girl. No buddy-buddy handholding sightings yet, but then we’ve only been thru tx, ar, tn, ky, in, and il. maybe thats a regional or coastal thing… I seem to remember key west was fond of that form of friendship

  48. jacksonsdad says:

    Great to have you back RD! Great job from the cobs in your absence.

    I’ve been wondering if stories like these were gonna come out in time and last night when they listed the names/ faces of the murdered I couldn’t help but notice that 8 of the 12 were men.

    http://tinyurl.com/c966b4h

  49. DarthJay says:

    2008 Obama supported interviews her 2012 counterpart…

  50. Trent says:

    Has anyone seen this story yet?

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics–greek-triple-jumper-removed-from-olympic-team-after-making-racist-comments-on-twitter.html

    http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/track/story/greece-expels-triple-jumper-voula-papachristou-over-racist-tweets-072512

    The meat of the story is this athlete is being held back from competing the Olympics for tweeting “racist and tasteless comment” and “expressing support for a far-right party.”

    First, the racist part: Here is the tweet translated: ”With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!”. How is this racist? Is “African” now considered a race? If anything, it is national origin, but doesn’t that include Arab people from Egypt and Whites from other parts? Isn’t automatically saying everyone from Africa is a “Race”(of course, they mean black) a huge stereotype? How the hell is every news organization reporting this getting that basic part wrong?

    You can make the argument that this is “tasteless” as to the content of the tweet since it is dealing with a serious topic of a deadly virus, and that it is unbecoming a member of the Greek Olympic team. Fine, I don’t agree but that is understandable. But no one is even bring up that part really, it is all about her having the “gasp” audacity to mention people from Africa in a joke. Am I off base for being completely floored by the P.C. insanity of this?

  51. Trent says:

    The second part will really get your blood flowing. This is what they mean by “expressing support for a far-right party.”

    “Papachristou’s Twitter account (@papaxristoutj) contains several retweets and postings of YouTube videos promoting the views of Golden Dawn, a formerly marginal extreme right party that entered the Greek Parliament in the recent two national elections — in May and June this year — by polling almost 7 percent of the vote.”

    Oh and she wished one of the party members a happy birthday on Twitter as well.

    This party may not have the greatest history and may have some unpopular beliefs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Dawn_%28Greece%29, but what the hell does that have to do with anything? Is showing support for a party that has an active role in your government now considered a negative because they are right-wing? Why is this included about her tweet? Is because the Democratic Left in Greece are the one spearheading this. Pathetic. I hate to see this type of crap in a competition that is suppose to being us all together.

  52. Jim22 says:

    A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop.

    The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike.

    The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?”

    The surgeon a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle.

    The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine.

    I open its heart, take the valves out, fix ‘em, put ‘em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new.

    So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?”

    The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic…

    “Try doing it with the engine running.”

  53. slinger says:

    It was only a matter of time before someone 3D printed a firearm:

    http://hackaday.com/2012/07/26/3d-printed-ar-15-lower-works

    I wonder how much longer the feds will let us keep our CNC machines?

  54. R.D. Walker says:

    Watt’s Up With That? is the premier global warming skeptic blog. Anthony Watt was instrumental and debunking the hockey stick hoax. Well, something is up over there and it looks like it is going to be big.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/27/wuwt-publishing-suspended-major-announcement-coming/

  55. R.D. Walker says:

    Okay, fellas, if you only watch one event at the Olympics this year, this is the event to watch. Okay, it isn’t the Olympics. It is in Barcelona. So what?

    PS: I just now saw that Uke posted this when I was in California. Oh well.

  56. Bman says:

    I’ve never been a field hockey fan. In fact, I wasn’t aware that it was even a sport. I’m going to check it out. Hopefully the Dutch will be playing.

  57. sortahwitte says:

    RD. It never hurts to look at quality olympic sport video more than once. I love her because she is a girl. Most of them look as if they couldn’t pass the chromosome test to prove they are female.

  58. notamobster says:

    Bman – I grew up on driveway hockey, and ice hockey, but field hockey, you say?

    I think from the description provided, it sounds like a fine endeavor for uber-hot young women to engage in.

    Bravo, Sir. Bravo.

  59. Slaphappypap says:

    ACORN whistleblower Anita Moncrief tells her story in a two part video. Watch. It’s worth it.

    Hat Tip to IOWNTHEWORLD.

  60. Van-a-gram says:

    All the field hockey players at my college were….um….’playing for the other team’ so to speak.

    Sorta — don’t need chromosome test,– much easier just to do the ole’ East German Women’s Weightlifting Penis Check

  61. jacksonsdad says:

    Glenn Beck… Restoring Love… 65,000 Saturday Night Cowboys Stadium…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMErsWEoQ9c

    God Bless Glenn Beck. Yes, he’s a bit-of-a-goofus but… he’s also Right On at the Right Time and he’s got his Chuck Taylor’s on the throat of the damned problem.

  62. rj says:

    conservative Ted Cruz is way ahead in Tx repub senate race, looks like he is gonna stomp Rino Dewhearst

  63. sortahwitte says:

    Van, was it one of the Crocodile Dundee flicks where he did the short arm check on the big, masculine woman?

    I peed my pants.

  64. sortahwitte says:

    OK, fair warning.

    I know where some of you people live. The people north of where I live. The people who live where it’s cooler than where I live. Like RD, Bman, Nota, Jim22 and others, you know who you are.

    The temp was 110 today. Forecast is 111 for Wednesday. Extreme drought. Extreme fire danger. The weather guy on tv took delight in saying the average high for the last twenty days was 102.4. Garden and yard is burned up.

    So, don’t be surprised if a car pulls up to your houses with mattresses tied to the roof. We’ll only be staying until Thanksgiving. Or Christmas.

  65. Bman says:

    Come on up Witte! As long as I can go back home with you in December, and stay there until about April.

  66. notamobster says:

    Russian Police Recruits celebrate Victory Day:

    Female Russian police cadets march during a Victory Day military parade on Dvortsovaya Square in St Petersburg

    Check out the sly grin on Dude’s face.

  67. jacksonsdad says:

    Was talking last night with a good friend of mine. He doesn’t have the stomach for politics so I take it easy on him and just give him the broad strokes. In 2008 (and before) he was of the mindset “They’re all crooked/ it doesn’t matter who wins”. Y’all know the type.

    Funny how that position has ‘evolved’ over these last 3 years. He said something last night that rang so true, with such purity that I wanted to share it as I know exactly what he meant and I know that a whole lotta good folks out there are feeling the same way.

    There was a time not so long ago when I trusted that Our Government was looking out for We The People. I was no fan of BJ Clinton but I trusted that he loved America and had good intentions towards Her future. It’s mentally lazy to be that way but it’s comforting. After all, we don’t know what ‘they’ know. Indeed I don’t WANT to know what they know…. the naked truth of the depravity and wickedness of hateful humans would surely keep me awake at night (if it hadn’t already made my head explode). I was content… no… GLAD to let the experts handle the vulgarity.

    Which brings me to what my friend said last night. He said “I don’t trust Our Government anymore”.

    I was about to say “I told you it matters who wins elections and now you’re finding out the hard way” or the obvious “NOBODY should EVER ‘trust’ their government no matter WHO’S in power” but… instead I paused for a second to let those words sink in. His own words must have struck him the same way as we just sat there on the phone in silence for a good 5 seconds. There wasn’t much to say anyway so i just said “Yup. I know what you mean. It’s sad.”

    And it IS sad. When one branch selectively enforces the constitutionally passed laws of the ONLY truly representative branch there can BE no ‘trust’. Obysmal promised to ‘fundamentally change’ America and WITHOUT A DOUBT he has done it. Whether or not he fucked us INTENTIONALLY is irrelevant… our fuckedness is established.

    We’ll BOOM again under President Romney but… it’s gonna take a long time and lots of TLC to even begin to repair the psychological damage left in the wake of these dirty-birdies. My friend may never get back the faith he has lost. He deserves better. Don’t we all?

  68. R.D. Walker says:

    Yep, to paraphrase Mooch: For the first time in my life, I really distrust my government.

  69. MadBrad says:

    JD, it is sad but even more sad it to choose not to recognize and verbalize the problem.

    Something sad happened to me today. I’ve tossed out (to the needy) my stash of nice dress pants with a size 40 waist line. I have finally accepted that I’m never going to fit back into them and if I do, they will be more out of style than they already are.

  70. DarthJay says:

    Ahhhhhh-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

    http://news.yahoo.com/puerto-rico-adviser-under-fire-obama-tweet-182000033–finance.html

    Tweet from Puerto Rican advisor to BO about Michelle’s birthday…

    “Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!”

  71. BigJimTX says:

    Can somebody help me out in my understanding?

    I heard an argument the other day that healthcare doesn’t fare well in the free market because there is a fixed demand regardless of supply. If you need treatment in order to live, then it doesn’t matter the cost because you will find a way to pay for it. So with a fixed demand the price is allowed to move wherever it wants.

    I just started “Free to Choose” and maybe it is covered in there, but this issue is nagging at me and I need help sorting it out.

    Thanks.

  72. Uke says:

    Demand might be roughly fixed, but there’s two things to remember:

    1) It’s not fully fixed because for the less serious medical issues, a person can choose to self-treat instead of going to a doc.

    2) Fixed demand doesn’t actually result in wild prices in the real work where there is a decent amount of competition. Apples are not 100 bucks each, even though food is arguably a far more fixed demand good.

  73. R.D. Walker says:

    What you are describing is inelastic demand. It means that buyers want a fixed amount of a good regardless of the price. Supply affects price but not quantity demanded. The antidote to the poison you just swallowed has very inelastic demand indeed.

    Price, therefore, is based on supply. As Uke states, if there is abundant supply, there will be reasonable prices.

    I get headaches from time to time that can be agonizing. The good news is that a couple of ibuprofen will clear them right up. At a big box store, ibuprofen is about four bucks for several hundred. At a remote convenience store, ibuprofen might be three bucks for two tablets. I will pay it if I have a headache.

    The good news, however, is that I almost never have to pay that price. Ibuprofen is abundant and cheap.

    In a non-monopoly, market economy, goods that have extreme elasticity of demand will result in many providers wanting to provide those goods. Obviously, they are goods people are very willing to pay for. Many providers generally results in abundant supply and reductions in cost.

    If, however, the market is interfered with, all that changes. Read this: When life gives you lemonade, contaminate it

    http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=9359

  74. BigJimTX says:

    Thank you. That was the clarification I was hoping for. The lemonade analogy was excellent.

  75. Trent says:

    This is obvious because the lack of a reasonable knife policy.

    http://m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/chinese-teen-kills-eight-knife-attack-reports-102629246.html?orig_host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=US&.lang=en-US

    Almost as many deaths as Aurora.

  76. R.D. Walker says:

    When I was in California, one night we were tired so I went out to the Mill Valley In-N-Out Burger to bring burgers back to the hotel. Three comments.

    1) The kid, the missus and I agreed: Best fast food burgers we ever had.

    2) It was mobbed with the biggest fast food crowd I had ever seen prior to Wednesday’s Chick-Fil-A mob. There was a line out the door and a 20 minute wait.

    3) And then there is this…

    Western U.S. burger chain In-N-Out has printed citations of Bible passages on cups, wrappers and other pieces of packaging since at least the late 1980s. For instance, “John 3:16″ appears on the bottom of soft drink cups, a reference to the Bible passage…

  77. R.D. Walker says:

    Mitt Romney picks up the critical Jenna Jameson endorsement.

    Obama picked up a John Holmes endorsement, however. This is no surprise. Obama has the votes of dead people in a lock.

  78. Bman says:

    I’ve been to In-N-Out. Ranks right up there with Hot-N-Now. Nota must know that burger.

  79. R.D. Walker says:

    Never heard of Hot-N-Now.

    Other good fast food burgers include the Culver’s ButterBurger and Five Guys. I think In-N-Out edges them out, however.

  80. Bman says:

    We have a 5 guys and culvers. Good stuff. 5 Guys fries arent my thing. Hot-N-Now was in Michigan when I lived there.

  81. R.D. Walker says:

    I really like Five Guys fries. In fact, I was disappointed with In-N-Out fries.

    A minor complaint about Five Guys and Culvers is they are are both slow to serve.

    In-N-Out lives up to its name: It is lightning fast. Of course it has the shortest menu I have ever seen at a fast food chain. That’s okay, I wanted burger and fries and they have that.

  82. Bman says:

    How often do people really have to look at the menu of McD’s or Burger King, say? I go to McD’s or BK knowing what I want before I pull up in the drive through. I dont think Ive ever looked at the menu. BTW, mini vans should NOT be allowed in drive thru’s.

  83. R.D. Walker says:

    The burger-only menu at In-N-Out means that the kitchen is making nothing but burgers and fries. That is highly efficient. They don’t have to wait for me to order to make my burger. They were already making it five minutes before I ordered. Thus, they are lightning fast.

    Culver’s has a HUGE menu and, as a result is slow. There is no way for them to start anything before you order.

    Five Guys specializes in every burger being a custom job thus slowing them down.

    I am all about mitigating process bottlenecks and improving production efficiency.

  84. notamobster says:

    Maximizing customer throughput!

    Hot n Now. Yum. I really like Rally’s/Checkers fries (Arby’s too).

    Culver’s is yummy, and slow as Christmas.

    If you haven’t tried Wendy’s heart-stoppers since they retooled the burger, try it! It’s incredible.

    Anyone ever had a Jucy Lucy? mmmm…

  85. sortahwitte says:

    There is an In-N-Out just north of Dallas (Allen). Herds of people, good food and fast service. It’s been open about six months. Until now, we couldn’t get close enough to lob a chi-com mortar.

  86. jacksonsdad says:

    I keep hearing The One repeating that BS line that extending current tax rates = “spending a trillion-dollars on a tax-cut for the richest Americans”.

    I haven’t heard anyone refuting this lately. Perhaps they are and I’m not hearing it… I certainly haven’t been listening as closely lately as I sometimes do … but I do still pay closer attention than a lot of good folks out there. If I’m not hearing the dismissal of such nonsense then I fear it’s becoming an established meme.

    All these distractions are having the desired effect. RD touched on it yesterday…

    http://therealrevo.com/blog/?p=80034

    Romney should forget about Harry Reid and talk about what his opponent is saying.

  87. Uke says:

    It’s a fallacy to think that tax cuts are necessarily “spending money” by any reasonable metric for two reasons:

    1) “Spending” money presupposes that you own the money. Is this to say that the money that the government doesn’t tax is, at base, theirs to begin with? That all the fruits of your labor are theirs right from the get go, and you keep only what the benevolent leviathan allows you to keep? Preposterous, of course. Such is the domain of despots and tyrants to assert that.

    2) Taxes being purely viewed as an expenditure assumes that the money being allowed to remain in private hands cannot be used for other, revenue-increasing activities. Revenue which, by the way, that can raise more taxes. That extra revenue and economic growth would not have been possible under harsher

  88. jacksonsdad says:

    Uke… that’s exactly what was shouted out loud and clear when he first started spouting this BS line but apparently that hasn’t dissuaded him from repeating it incessantly. Thanks for reiterating it although it’s sad that we are forced to state (and restate) the obvious.

    Can we vote yet?

  89. Uke says:

    It’s a fallacy to think that tax cuts are necessarily “spending money” by any reasonable metric for two reasons:

    1) “Spending” money presupposes that you own the money. Is this to say that the money that the government doesn’t tax is, at base, theirs to begin with? That all the fruits of your labor are theirs right from the get go, and you keep only what the benevolent leviathan allows you to keep? Preposterous, of course. Such is the domain of despots and tyrants to assert that.

    2) Taxes being purely viewed as an expenditure assumes that the money being allowed to remain in private hands cannot be used for other, revenue-increasing activities. Revenue which, by the way, can then raise more taxes. That extra revenue and economic growth would not have been possible under harsher tax codes.

    Bottom line, the administration tells you that a tax cut “costs” 70 billion a year, don’t believe it for a second.

  90. Uke says:

    I have no idea how that double posted. Oh well.

  91. jacksonsdad says:

    Like I said Uke… it’s a shame that we have to keep beating that BS down but apparently we do so… a good post deserves (at least) one more reiteration for good measure…

    Uke wrote:

    It’s a fallacy to think that tax cuts are necessarily “spending money” by any reasonable metric for two reasons:

    1) “Spending” money presupposes that you own the money. Is this to say that the money that the government doesn’t tax is, at base, theirs to begin with? That all the fruits of your labor are theirs right from the get go, and you keep only what the benevolent leviathan allows you to keep? Preposterous, of course. Such is the domain of despots and tyrants to assert that.

    2) Taxes being purely viewed as an expenditure assumes that the money being allowed to remain in private hands cannot be used for other, revenue-increasing activities. Revenue which, by the way, can then raise more taxes. That extra revenue and economic growth would not have been possible under harsher tax codes.

    Bottom line, the administration tells you that a tax cut “costs” 70 billion a year, don’t believe it for a second.

  92. rj says:

    that whole premise is a commiedogwhistle

  93. BrunDawg says:

    Happy National Mustard Day. And that’s about as far off-topic as I can get.