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  1. R.D. Walker says:


  2. A Guy says:

    In case you would like to sign BO’s birthday card.

  3. BigJimTX says:

    How confident are you in the House Republicans, that they will hold out on any new gun control measures?

  4. R.D. Walker says:

    I am very confident. In fact, I am confident the Democrats won’t propose any new gun control legislation for the GOP to hold out against.

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    Found some old photos in a box and am now scanning them.

    What DZSO and DZ marking team looks like in Iowa in the winter. 1/194th LRSD IANG. Circa 1990.

    Click to enlarge.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Yours truly, Green Ramp, Pope Air Force Base, 1983

      That very same day in 1983 at Green Ramp.

      JMPI also on that very same day.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Members of the 1/17th Cav, 82nd Airborne on Pt. Salines, Grenada, W.I. in November 1983.

        The black dude was a sergeant and I was a private. I distinctly remember him chewing my ass for taking his photo right after I snapped that.

        The dude with the tattoo was my squad leader down there. Well, I was a replacement from another troop in his squad. The movie wasn’t out yet in 1983, but when I eventually saw Platoon, I immediately recognized this guy for a dead ringer in looks and attitude to Sgt. Elias.

        That is all for now.

  6. MadBrad says:

    Nice stuff. I lost the photos I had during my unfortunate incarceration/divorce. Fortunately we now have social networking that helps rebuild photo collections.

  7. fubar says:

    thank you for your service !


  8. R.D. Walker says:

    MadBrad was in all those places too, minus the cold DZ at the top.

    You are welcome, fubar, but there is no need to thank me. Thank the young troops that have fought the hard battles in Iraq and the Gan.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    You know, I don’t feel old enough to have my photos look so damned vintage.

  10. Uke says:

    Surprise, surprise. RD has magically been morphed into “ancient.”

    Don’t blame me. Blame your camera. 😀


    Sidenote: You were a goddamn beanpole!!

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    “Sidenote: You were a goddamn beanpole!!”

    That has been cured. Trust me.

  12. notamobster says:

    Uke – I was 200 lbs when I graduated boot. At 6’3″ and large-framed, my healthiest weight is 225. I looked like a pez dispenser for about a month, til my body adjusted back to not burning 12,000 calories a day.

    Now, sadly, I’m a fatty bumbalatty.

  13. Locke n Load says:

    If I may, I can vouch for both Nota and RD. They aint lyin when they say things have changed 😉

  14. RJM says:

    Confession to the Revoistas.

    My daughter and son in law are liberals, they have drank the Kool-Aid.

    Mrs RJM and I stopped by their home after we went out to eat Friday evening to see our 2 month old granddaughter.

    We were visiting and talking about the Olympics.

    My daughter proceeds to tell me that the Games are unfair and that Michael Phelps and other medal winners don’t deserve all the attention they receive.

    She says that there are many people that helped him and other medal winners earn the medal and it is unfair and they need to share the recognition with the people that helped them in their quest to get this recognition.

    The thing on my shoulders was going ” Whaaaat?”

    This possibly may have been due to the 2 large flasks of hot Saki that I let my Mrs RJM think she was helping me drink.

    I asked her who swam all of those laps, spent all the time developing his skills and actually swam the laps and did the competition.

    Without blinking she tells me that He is only able to accomplish it because of all the help he received.

    So here is my guestion. Should I have had another large flask of saki or should I have gone for a couple of bottles of Japanese dry beer?

    I love my daughter, son in law and grandchildren.

    I’m in shock that they are Lib’s, I didn’t see it coming.

  15. notamobster says:

    Wow. Ouch. I’m sorry, RJM. I’d definitely go with whiskey after that.

  16. Bman says:

    Well, yea! Of course others helped Phelps win all those medals! If it wasn’t for the people who made chlorine, there would probably be a good chance Phelps would’ve developed a staph infection when practicing, and he never would have made the olympic team….for example.

  17. R.D. Walker says:

    You could have segued right into a discussion of all of hundreds of people involved in making your grandchildren and how they all should get joint custody.

  18. notamobster says:

    Great quote I saw today, which I’d never seen or heard elsewhere:

    “When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.”

    ~Marquis de Lafayette

  19. Uke says:

    Except at this point, people don’t even KNOW WHAT their right are…

  20. notamobster says:

    Yep. I’m not supporting the action, just the idea – at this point. We have the government we deserve, but I like the quote.

    As I have always said: “The right of free association is the cornerstone of liberty.”

  21. Jim22 says:

    Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary.


  22. notamobster says:

    Watch that Irish Olympic Sailing Video (above)! It’s awesome. Thanks, Jim!

  23. Slaphappypap says:

    Brad, why is so expensive to fly to Sarasota?

    I’m not blaming you, I’m just curious. 🙂

  24. R.D. Walker says:

    2012 DNC Convention Schedule.

    4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony.

    4:05 PM – Singing of “Gawd Damn America ” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

    4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama.

    4:15 PM – Ceremonial ‘I Hate America’ led by Michelle Obama.

    4:30 PM – Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire, Hillary Clinton.

    4:45 PM – RAP duet ‘Whitey is a Racist’ sung by Luis Farrakhan and Sheila Jackson.

    5:00 PM – UFO Abduction Survival Tips by, VP Joe Biden.

    5:15 PM – Nancy Pelosi presents speech on ‘Ethics’ in Politics.’.

    5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Keeping Your Ho Quiet”.

    5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States.

  25. BigJimTX says:

    You forgot the Choom break at 4:20.

  26. BigJimTX says:

    Did y’all know about the vote that passed both house and senate to allow the President to appoint selected seats without senate confirmation?

    It is apparently on the President’s desk currently.

  27. R.D. Walker says:

    ‘Romney Murdered JonBenét Ramsey,’ New Obama Campaign Ad Alleges

    According to sources at Obama’s Chicago headquarters, the “He Did It” commercial is just the first in a new series of attack ads that accuses Romney of drowning actress Natalie Wood in 1981, convincing cult leader David Koresh to burn down the Branch Davidian ranch in Waco, TX, and causing the Challenger disaster.

    “I think these ads will end up being very effective,” former Bill Clinton campaign strategist Dick Morris said. “If you are an undecided voter and you are constantly seeing images of Mitt Romney standing over a child’s lifeless body, or, as in the case of the ‘Zodiac’ spot, shooting two high schoolers at point blank range on their first date, that’s a pretty persuasive image right there.”

    Added Morris, “This ad very effectively reminds us that no child murderer has ever been elected into the White House.”

  28. BigJimTX says:

    He didn’t do that; somebody else made that happen.

  29. TN-Cat says:

    Must read post on the Blaze regarding the drug cartel leader claiming fast and furious was designed to help eliminate certain cartels while allowing drugs to flow freely into the US.

    That is the piece this story has been missing. INTENT.

  30. TN-Cat says:

    Sorry Brad. You already posted. I didn’t scroll down far enough tonight.

  31. R.D. Walker says:

    I saw a bumper sticker on the way home from work tonight that said, “I am a leaf on the wind. Wash is my copilot.”

    Pisses me off. Gorram television is a vast fucking wasteland and they canceled both Firefly and Deadwood when they were still awesome.

    Always leave ’em wanting more, I guess. Still, they have to deliver at some point and I don’t mean frickin’ Sex in the City either.

  32. Jim22 says:

    Historical lesson:

    Greece . . . 412 BC . . .

    A girl slave from Sardinia named Gedophamee was attending a great but as yet unnamed athletic festival.

    In those days, believe it or not, the athletes performed in the nude.

    To prevent unwanted arousal while competing, the men imbibed freely on a drink containing saltpeter before and throughout the variety of events.

    At the opening ceremonial parade Gedophamee observed the first wave of magnificent naked males marching toward her and she exclaimed, ” OH, limp pricks “.

    Over the next two and a half millennia that morphed into ” Olympics”.

    Now you know.

  33. notamobster says:

    Wow, the corn at my house is green and 9 ft tall. This corn looks awful. It looks dried-out and seems to have some fungus growing on it:

    Seriously, that corn looks like shit.

  34. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, I have seen a lot of sad corn this year but, damn, there is really something wrong there.

  35. notamobster says:

    Can one of you guys who’s smarter than me, tackle this, please?

    Merkel ally sends stark warning…

    DER SPIEGEL: Investors Prepare for Euro Collapse… 

  36. MadBrad says:

    This past Sunday I saw a corn field just South of Lake City, Florida. All the Corn was dead. The field was underwater. This is water left over from TS Debby. That was in JUNE. There is still a LOT of standing water. Some roads are still underwater. It’s not running, it’s just sitting there.

    I had no idea how saturated a lot of Florida is right now. Springs along the Santa Fe and Suwannee River are having what is called a “Brownout”. Low Aquifer pressure (resulting from overpopulation in South Florida) plus high water in the river has river water all the way into the Springs now. Water that is typically crystal clear is anything but. I tried to free dive into a hole I’ve been swimming in since I was a kid and the brownout freaked me out too bad. I couldn’t see anything.

  37. R.D. Walker says:

    They are always attacking disparaging Bush and one activist is sick of it.

    We have been through this whole thing before.

  38. notamobster says:

    Best Liberal Excuse Maker Ever:

    “My son was wrong for taking that vehicle but someone jumped out of their car and a 14-year-old seen the opportunity to take the car. He didn’t break the car to steal it. They left the keys in the car. I think as an adult we have some type of ownership to being responsible for our vehicles,” the boy’s mother said.
    Troopers said the chase was called off before the teen flipped the jeep on the Parkway East. The boy’s mother said she doesn’t think police should have followed her son.
    “He had to no right to chase my son. It could have been a situation where maybe it was just a joyride down the street. Maybe he wanted to go further than he felt like walking,” she said.

    • notamobster says:

      RD – That first kiss was at a Baskin-Robins that was saved by Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital!

  39. John B. says:

    Anyone seen the article on Drudge about Dinesh D’Souza paying Obama’s nephew’s doctor bill. I don’t know how to link, but it’s worth a read.

  40. slinger says:

    I was doing a little research into making kids bows for an upcoming birthday party, and I came across this YouTube channel:

    This guy makes some incredibly powerful bows out of PVC pipe. Here is one of his many impressive bows:

    He also shows how to make arrows and bow strings.

  41. fubar says:

    notamobster :

    Date: August 13, 2012

    Wow, the corn at my house is green and 9 ft tall. This corn looks awful. It looks dried-out and seems to have some fungus growing on it:

    drought stressed corn is susceptible to aflatoxin, makes it useless for feed, fuel or anything at all. I wouldn’t bed my cows with that corn fodder.

    I’m guessing this speech was in Iowa because IOwa, Indiana, Ill. corn crop is really pathetic.

    someone in the audience should have yelled, WHY DON”T YOU GET RID OF ETHANOL MANDATES THEN IF YOU CARE SO MUCH.

    EPA could do that. no special stroke of the pen.

  42. Trent says:

    Anybody seen this? Sorry no tinyurl. Obama says he wants the same superpower as C3PO.

  43. notamobster says:

    I got ya, Trent. Thanks for the link.

  44. notamobster says:

    Check out the sweet Civil War/Spanish-American War Memorial in the heart of downtown:

    For God and Country, dedicated in grateful tribute to the living and dead who through their valiant efforts and bitter sacrifice have made and kept America great.

  45. BrunDawg says:

    Chicago: Nineteen people were shot, two fatally, across the city Friday night and Saturday morning.
    Oh look, the Air And Water Show. Coo-ool.

  46. notamobster says:

    Another sexual preference is emerging: Asexuals: The fourth sexual orientation…

    From playground chatter to high-street billboards; from magazines, newspapers and television to the subject of junk emails in our inboxes, sex is common currency. But a small, often misunderstood, sometimes disbelieved minority of the population is almost totally overlooked: they feel absolutely no sexual attraction to other people.

    A book published in the UK next month claims such men and women, an estimated 1 per cent of the population, should be recognised as a fourth sexual orientation – asexuals.

    Professor Anthony Bogaert’s book, Understanding Asexuality, argues that a growing number of people consider themselves asexual. He believes asexual people are “an under-studied population” who can feel excluded from our “very sexualised culture”. He said our society, “can place expectations on both sexual and asexual people, but particularly asexual people”.

    Next come the unisexuals, who only want to have sex with themselves.
    LGBT LAGBUT Community unite!

  47. fubar says:

    @notamobster :
    Date: August 19, 2012

    I used to be rather impressed by the work of Vilayanur Ramachandran (although i can’t spell his name) and his work with amputee’s phantom pain and other nuerological conditions until i saw this:

    of course it was a study by one of his students, but really, it reflects badly on him. what do they teach these people?

    new victim status and this might explain some of those countries allowing 11 yr olds get sex changes.

  48. notamobster says:

    Just ridiculous. I had a friend, years ago, explain why he didn’t care for homosexual culture. I agree with him.

    “I have no desire to associate with anyone whose entire identity is based upon whom they have sex with.”

    I have known many good and decent homosexuals, whose lives didn’t revolve around sex.

    I think the puerile obsession with sex of any persuasion, in our culture, is destructive of our moral fabric, but that then, is the intent of cultural marxism.

  49. Air Force Brat says:

    Need a favor, if some kind-hearted Revoista is so inclined. Has there already been a thread on the most recent requisition/contract/what have you, for the DHS and/or the SSA to scarf up about 450 million rounds of hollow-point ammo? If so, could someone post the link? I’d like to see what the general opinion on the Revo is, rather than having to sort through the panicked cries of “Martial law!” “FEMA camps!” “Canceled elections!” “Obama’s ‘civilian army’!” “We’re dooooomed!”, etc., posted by every hand-wringing Chicken Little on the Internet.

    Many thanks. Catching up after a long absence is a pain in the butt; but I’d rather do so here, where there’s at least a modicum of sanity; and if there’s anything to be concerned about, it’s presented in a logical and sensible way. 🙂

  50. notamobster says:

    AFB – I got digging in to it (and was already working on a similar piece to generate a real conversation) and it’s gonna be a little while. The links to all Revo posts on the topic will be clearly labeled in my article on the issue. Just give me a little bit.

  51. notamobster says:

    Verbal snafu from Jeane Shaheen (D-NH):

    Obama is the commander in chief who led the mission that brought Osama bin Laden to justice.

  52. jacksonsdad says:

    Ouch. Finally NewsWEAK has a cover worth reading.

    I’m sure they’ll be receiving The Full Prezidential Reaming tomorrow but you can’t un-ring this bell.

    • notamobster says:

      Good find, JD!!! Wow. No halo? No ‘bringer of light’ pomp, receder of oceans’ bullshit? Just a bad pic of Barry and a large type “Hit the f-king road”

  53. notamobster says:

    Holy crap! Hogzilla was this hog’s bitch:

    1,051 lb Monster Hog

    Killed by an 11 year old, with a pistol.

  54. sortahwitte says:

    Uh oh. Has anyone seen the queen of pennsylvania avenue?

  55. R.D. Walker says:

    I accidentally discovered another Real Revo original propagated on the Web. I made the liberty tree graphic from scratch.

    Check it…

  56. R.D. Walker says:

    I used to shoot at this range. It’s called the Chamorro Range.

    In case you are wondering, it is right here…

    Damn. I miss Guam sometimes.

  57. sortahwitte says:

    I heartily approve of the range clothing of Guam. Also the way her butt jiggled when she jerked the trigger.

  58. notamobster says:

    I’m not familiar with that style of camouflage she has chosen. Interesting.

  59. R.D. Walker says:

    When I was 16 I was sucker punched by a 32 year old man. I was working at a private pool and he was there with someone else before it opened. I told him he would have to leave so I could vacuum it and add chemicals. He told me to fuck off. I told him I would have to call the police and, when I turned to walk away, he hit me in the mouth with a roundhouse punch. My teeth rolled away like Chiclets.

    I am still dealing with the dental bridge and associated costs which have probably totaled close to $10,000 over the years.

    He was arrested, skipped bail and went back to Tulsa. My folks tried to get restitution but nothing ever happened. The state wouldn’t extradite him. He walked away Scot-free.

    I recently found his page on Facebook. Looks like he is a fully born-again Christian and a business owner with a much younger hot trophy wife. Life has treated him well.

    Should I message him or just let it go?

  60. Slaphappypap says:

    Let that go.

    I was 17 working in a gas station. My boss was a nice guy a first but a complete phoney at the same time. He trusted me with large amounts of money and tobacco products. Long story short he stole about 5k worth of tobacco and pinned it on me. Turns out he had a real bad cocaine problem. I put up with tons of investigations by my bosses and local police. I wanted to give him a beating of a lifetime. My best friend who was always looking for a battle said to “leave that alone.” “Continuing with that will make it worse and too easy for the police to piece together.”

  61. fubar says:

    >>Should I message him or just let it go?

    Only if you forgive him. but it sounds like not.

  62. RJM says:

    RD, He’s not worth your time. Don’t waste a breath giving him recognition. He’s not worth it. You are better than he is.

  63. notamobster says:

    I agree with the forgiveness comment. If you forgive him, message him. If not. Let it go.

  64. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, I shouldn’t message him then.

  65. TN-Cat says:

    I guess I’m different. I would send the asshole a case of dental floss with a note:

    Thank you! See how much floss you have saved me over the years DICKHEAD!

    Rd Walker

  66. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, that was where my head was too but I figured no good could come of it. Still, I needed cooler heads to tell me so.

    It was weird to see the guy’s face for the first time since 1980.

  67. Bman says:

    He was 32 when this happened? You were 16? Wow.

    Perhaps, if he is a “born again Christian” maybe he remembers what he did. Maybe he would like your forgiveness. I know I would.

    I know I wish I could say I’m sorry to some kids back in my youth.

  68. RJM says:

    I had lunch today with 3 very liberal co-workers.

    We have never discussed politics, I’m sure they are unaware of my conservative views.

    They were making jokes about how God hates Republicans and that he was punishing the members of the party by sending the hurricane and hoping they would all be killed.

    ( Other comments were about what a bunch of dumbass rubes the attending party members are! )

    They thought it was hysterical.

    This is the hate from the people that accuse conservatives of being hate filled.

  69. TN-Cat says:

    Like ma bell always says: reach out and touch someone.

    Maybe the dickhead being a born again Christian needs a little penance. You could be helping a soul in need. After all he was a young 32, just a little whipper snapped when he knocked out your teeth.

    I’m sure he is lying awake at night thinking about the sound of your teeth hitting the pavement. You could be doing some good in reaching out.

  70. Bman says:

    I like forgiveness…much better than carrying that no good burden with you to your grave. Not worth it. Forgiveness gives you the power.

  71. TN-Cat says:

    If RD is tracking him on facebook, it is playing games in his head. I see nothing wrong with connecting with the guy. Sounds like this needs some closure. One way or the other.

    That is how things used to be settled.

  72. notamobster says:

    When I was 15, I spent a summer in St. Cloud, Minnesota (playing hockey at the National Hockey Center). One night, a few days before heading back to the UP, me and some ‘friends’ were drinking and breaking bottles at an abandoned apartment building. Some dude walked up pulling on a glove, screaming about breaking glass in his neighborhood.

    I saw the glove, was familiar with lead sap gloves, and said “someone’s gonna get hit” (aloud). I was so busy telling everyone about the threat that I missed out on the important bit of info that I was the target.

    I didn’t notice it was me until I was seeing stars with a Flintstone bump on my forehead. My ‘friends’ all laughed at me and the guy just walked away. Meh. I was an asshole kid. I guess that’s not a great similar story, but it was funny.

    I did put a couple guys in the hospital when I was younger and would like to know that they forgive me. I’m not losing sleep over it, but it’d still be nice to know that they’re over it.

  73. R.D. Walker says:

    I wasn’t really tracking him. I was telling a guy at work today how I lost my teeth. I was sitting at my desk as I told the story and, on a whim, entered his rather unusual name in Google. Bingo. Twenty seconds later, there he was looking at me. It all came flooding back. I was thinking, “I remember him but does he remember me?”

  74. James says:

    Photocopy your dental bills and send them to him.

  75. KWMatthews says:

    RD: I think the answer depends on how quick you are to anger. If you send him a message asking him why he responded that way, you may get a reasonable answer and an apology. An apology, at the very least, would grant you closure and the ability to amicably forgive him.

    However, if he responds negatively, what will that fuel? Is it worth finding out?

    I know you’re the type to conduct yourself in a respectable manner at all times, but I don’t know if this would be a unique situation since it’s been on your mind for so long.

  76. fubar says:

    I was kinda upset with myself last nite for saying, “sounds like not” about forgiving him. I didn’t mean to sound judgemental.

    I really like what KWMatthews said about this.

  77. KWMatthews says:

    Would someone with admin privileges please review the upcoming survival Saturday post? It deals with equations and the like, so I’m not certain if it’s adequately readable.

  78. notamobster says:

    Ooh. Equations. Well, that leaves me out of the …….. Oh, what’s the word I’m looking for?

  79. R.D. Walker says:

    Looks good to me, K.

  80. KWMatthews says:

    Cool. Thanks for looking it over.

  81. BrunDawg says:

    Kasota, MN…just sayin’

  82. notamobster says:

    BrunDawg: Awesome!

  83. sortahwitte says:

    So……you don’t get to fire the main gun? I’ll have to think on it some more.

  84. locke n load says:

    unfreakin believable….
    I515 in las vegas, mm 73ish southbound
    giant yellow billboard:

  85. John B. says:

    One of my 6th grader’s teachers told them that this year they are going to build “potato cannons” and see which propellant can shoot the farthest. And this is a public school!

  86. KWMatthews says:

    I’m not sure I see the problem, John. In sixth grade they should be learning the fundamentals of physics. A potato cannon can be used to observer pressures, velocity, gravitational effects, and any number of ideas in an interesting application that will hold the student’s attention.

    We did the same thing in sixth grade. There were no injuries or problems that arose because of the observational experiments with the potato cannon.

  87. TN-Cat says:

    I had a whole summer of fun with a potato cannon.

    I found tennis balls go much further and my Dads lighter fluid was the best propellant.

    Tennis balls fit perfect inside aluminum cans.

  88. R.D. Walker says:

    I like WD-40 for the propellant. Some people like hairspray but I find it gums up the works. I have heard that starting fluid can cause the whole affair to blow up in your hands so it is a no-no.

  89. R.D. Walker says:

    This was created as a Karl Rove false flag operation, right? I mean, it had to be.

    Careful, based on my reaction, I am pretty sure they embedded a brown note in there somewhere.

  90. John B. says:

    I wasn’t complaining, I was bragging on the school. 🙂

  91. sortahwitte says:

    Just an update.

    jesse “give me the cash!” jackson is in Stillwater, Oklahoma today. A black basketball player at Oklahoma State was convicted of a rape that occured at a party. the ‘rev’ is in town to protest the conviction and to ask for ‘justice AND mercy. Supposedly, the judge will sentence the guy today. Oh, the guy says he didn’t do it. Also, he’s from chicago.

    The jury was all white except for one mexican. So….it’s evident they are racist.

  92. R.D. Walker says:

    Tire slashing FAIL. Blew his shirt right off his chicken-wing body.

    He left a lot of blood on the deck too. The blast must have forced the knife back into his arm. Instant karma.

  93. jacksonsdad says:

    Cuda been the knife. Also thinkin’ a blast like that cuda caused an open fracture of the radius and ulna. Usually one or the other breaks and the arm remains ‘stable’… painful sure but stable. When the forces are great enough to break both bones it’s more than likely that the force was great enough to shove the broken ends through the skin.

    Perhaps it was both… the mechanism of injury was certainly there. His knife AND an open fracture… good stuff for a Friday afternoon! 😮

  94. rj says:

    Large crowd of grand parents at showing of 2016 film tonight exit comment overheard “that’s scary” and “I m surprised they got away with making it”

  95. notamobster says:

    RD – inre: Tire slasher…