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  1. R.D. Walker says:

  2. John B. says:

    For anyone interested, Pam’s Pride has several issues of Backwoods Home magazine free today.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    DEVELOPING: At least two people were shot at a high school in Taft, Calif., Thursday morning and the shooter was taken into custody, local reports say.
    Taft is a city west of Bakersfield.

    Read more:

  4. Greg B says:

    For a good laugh, look up this on the ‘bay.
    The questions and answers are downright funny.
    Auction # 190781941697

    • notamobster says:

      Seems Drudge got everyone’s panties in a wad… 🙂

      “Hitler and Stalin!” exclaimed BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on Twitter alerting most of his followers by linking directly to the Drudge Report.

      “Drudge rules our world,” responded Slate journalist David Weigel to Smith’s post on Twitter, later adding sarcastically, “SOMETHING SHOCKING HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE INTERNET.”

      “Our right is nuttier than your right (US to 193 countries),” wrote the Al-Monitor’s Laura Rozen.

      The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent begged his followers not to talk about or visit the Drudge Report.

      “Dear everyone: Talking about how Drudge’s visuals are ruse to get attention = giving Drudge attention,” he wrote.

      “Also, don’t link to Drudge – link to twitpic,” the Washington Post’s James Downie added.

      “Why didn’t @Drudge just go all the way and put Obama’s photo between Adolph and Josef?” asked Michael Rosten, a social media editor for the New York Times.

      “The new gold standard in Godwin’s Law violations,” wrote Business Insider’s Joseph Weisenthal in reaction to the picture.

      “Seriously Drudge?” asked Newsweek’s Michael Moynihan who added a link to one of his own columns, “Someone needs to read my @tabletmag column.”

      “Yep, Obama is just like Hitler and Stalin by trying to clean up databases on gun purchases and violence,” Sam Stein from the Huffington Post tweeted sarcastically.

      “Has the Drudge Report ever been Drudgier than it is right now?” tweeted The Washington City Paper’s Mike Madden.

      “Drudge thinks that there hasn’t been enough Drudge talk lately,” surmised Mike Memoli a reporter in the Tribune/LA Times DC Bureau.

      “Really? Drudge is shocking people?” asked Roll Call’s David Druckersarcastically. “C’mon.”

      “Whoa. Drudge sending a message today. Wow,” tweeted’s Matthew Boyle.

      “So Drudge is right now comparing President Obama to Hitler and Stalin on his homepage,” reported John Avlon, a Senior Columnist for Newsweek & The Daily Beast.

      “Current splash on Drudge Report should satisfy the entirety of their mouthbreather audience,” tweeted the Huffington Post’s Drew Guarini.

      “Disgusting,” tweeted The Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel retweeting a Teletubbies parody of the controversial headline tweeted by the @HuffPostHill account. The message read: “Drudge has crossed the line:”

      • R.D. Walker says:

        “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

        • Locke n Load says:

          fuck ’em. fuck ’em all. pantywaist asslickers. from watchdog to lapdog in one generation, pretty pathetic

      • Uke says:

        Dictatorial comparisons for the fellow that lamented that he couldn’t do whatever the fuck he wanted to do because of this durned Constitution thingy?

        I know, WAY out of line, right?

  5. locke n load says:

    Great food, great company, great big hangover. Ouch.
    Bmans a blast in case anyone was wondering 🙂

    • Bman says:

      ^^^ What he said.

      If air was Crown Royal, you all would be in stage 3 asphyxiation about now. That’s how much was consumed. Of course, I stuck with Pabst.

  6. jacksonsdad says:

    This is a good read… science at work!

    “VIII. Conclusion
    Right-to-carry laws reduce the number of people killed or wounded from multiple victim public shootings as many attackers are either deterred from attacking or when attacks do occur they are stopped before the police can arrive. We are able to provide evidence for the first time that the harm from crimes that still occur can be mitigated. Given that half the attackers in these multiple victim public shootings have had formal diagnoses of mental illness, the fact that some results indicate concealed handgun laws reduce these attacks by almost 70 percent is remarkable.

    Differences in state right-to-carry laws are also important: restricting the places where permits are prohibited increases murders, injuries and shootings; more training requirements reduce injuries; and higher fees increase injuries and the number of attacks. The much greater deterrence that right-to-carry laws have for multiple victim public shootings than for other crimes like murder is consistent with the notion that a higher probability of citizens being able to defend themselves should produce a greater level of deterrence. The results are robust with respect to different specifications of the dependent variable, different specifications of the handgun law variable, and different control variables. Not only does the passage of a right-to-carry law have a significant impact on multiple shootings but it is the only gun law that appears to have a significant impact. While other law enforcement efforts — from the arrest rate for murder and the death penalty — reduce the number of people harmed from multiple shootings, the effect is not as consistently significant as for right-to-carry laws. Finally, the data provides no evidence of substitution from shootings to bombings and little consistent evidence of “copycat” effects”

  7. locke n load says:

    37 years ago today, #1 on the charts

    still cracks me up

  8. sortahwitte says:

    Now, do you see why the Revo bunch likes to get together?

    LnL, My brother drove a truck in the 60s and 70s. His favorite song was “6 Days on the Road and I’m a Gonna Make it Home Tonight. By Dave Dudley? His favorite joke was the trucker who picked up the long haired kid. The kid said “I bet with this long hair, you can’t tell if I’m a boy or a girl.” Then, the trucker said the punchline.

    • Locke n Load says:

      6 Days on the Road? love it, great tune. good trucking tunes/artists are few and far between these days..
      Junior Brown and Dale Watson keep that genre going as best they can

  9. Locke n Load says:

    about 2 hrs down the road from Coon creek i passed a little park with a WWII tank… proundly painted name on the barrel; spear chukker

    welcome to kansas… land of vaguely racist monikers

  10. Locke n Load says:

    not to be outdone, meet Hooker Oklahoma, home of the Hooker Motel and proud HS team, the Horny Toads.
    oh, and the suspiciously named “tastte of china” massage house

  11. R.D. Walker says:

    Finally saw Iron Sky. It was… unusual. Kind of a cross between Mars Invades, Dr. Stangeglove and the Wild, Wild West. It is okay if you are in the mood for that sort of thing.

    • Bman says:

      This looks like a MadBrad instant classic.

    • vanagram says:

      The worst movie I ever saw was “Hobo with a Shotgun.” That was until last night when I watched Iron Sky.

      This movie makes ‘Hobo’ look like Shakespeare. I will say that it does have a ‘gawking’ effect — where you sit there, slack-jawed and mouth agape in utter bewilderment that such a production could make it to the screen. Even more so that you haven’t changed channel after the first 5 minutes. There are “bad” movies that are so bad they come full circle — this isn’t one of them. This is just bad. Horribly bad. Other movies are so bad they become comedy gold — you relish in the awfulness of them. This isn’t one of those, either.

      You will undoubtedly be dumber at the end of this movie than you were when it started. The proof of this, of course, is the fact that you watched the whole thing which will be the dumbest thing you do this year, if not in your entire life.

      My personal favorite touch was that the producers felt it necessary for the “actors” to speak German throughout and used English subtitles apparently for “authenticity”. As if the Nazi motorcycles with side cars and VW’s driving around on the surface of the moon, being driven by storm troopers with gas-mask- space-helmets wasn’t authentic enough.

      Spoiler Alert: The Nazis travel to, and colonize the moon, but are baffled and bewildered by the voodoo technology concept of a cell phone.

      As i sed, u will be dumer aftr waching this moovy.

  12. BaconNeggs says:

    Mark Steyn has an interesting article, who ever imagined Biden as VP and Kerry as SS…

  13. Jim22 says:

    “Tapco AR-15 Gen II 30rd BLACK Mag $8.90”

    In stock

  14. Jim22 says:

    Also, have you checked out this site?

    Plans, etc. for homemade firearms. They are legal, you know.

  15. jacksonsdad says:

    The Divider In Chief is in rare form. He’s reset the playing field… ‘consensus’ is a four letter word… olive branches are extinct.

  16. Locke n Load says:

    Looks like this site is ranking us including massive spam hits….
    or something.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      At 4 years 4 months we were getting about 10,000 a day. That was in the midst of the hits from the YouTube video of the dude demanding a new race. It rises and falls. We are getting about 3,500 hits a day lately. Spam doesn’t count.

  17. MadBrad says:

    After just getting hired for a new job with serious career potential, I became the victim of a crime. My reams of personal documents related to my job search, along with my flash drive (loaded with personal information) remained in my vehicle after I had completed job search activity. My card reader and flash drive were stolen and a new source of anxiety rose up… until I became a Lifelock member. With a One Million Dollar guarantee against identity theft, the only thing that pisses me off now is replacing the hardware.

  18. RevoGirl says:

    Help…this is really off topic. I am an algebra idiot, my son is doing homework and I can’t figure out how to set up the problem. If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.
    “Emily and Ted improved their yards by planting hostas an shrubs. They bought their supplies from the same store. Emily spent $132 on 12 hostas and 9 shrubs. Ted spent $78 of 6 hostas and 6 shrubs. What is the cost of one hosta and the cost of one shrub?”

    • R.D. Walker says:

      STEP 1:

      Eliminate one variable by multiplying to get a common inverse factor. 6h can be converted to -12h (canceling 12h from the other formula) by multiplying by -2.

      Multiply second equation by -2;

      Times -2 equals…


      STEP 2:

      add the two equations together to eliminate h from the system.





      -3s = -24

      STEP 3:

      find s by dividing both sides by -3

      s = 8

      STEP 4:

      substitute the value for s into the original equation to solve for h.


      Subtract 48 from both sides.


      Divide both sides by 6



      h=5 and s=8

  19. R.D. Walker says:

    As you know, I recently traded in a 2002 Ford F-150 for a 2013 Toyota Tundra. The F-150 had 135,000 miles on it but they were good highway miles and I took damned good care of that truck. It was in awesome shape and whoever bought it was going to get a steal. It was worth far more than its Blue Book value. It was the best vehicle I ever owned and it was well cared for for almost 11 years.

    My buddy at the Toyota dealership called me today. He sold my baby. Somebody got a good deal. He was driving his good deal home from the dealership, pulled into an intersection and got T-boned. The truck was totaled and he is in the hospital.

    No shit. Fifteen minutes out of the damned lot. Reminds me of the video of the cadets releasing the mouse.

  20. TN-Cat says:

    Anyone else see the press release Wal Mart put out to appease their customers to make up for not restocking their firearms Dept?

    100,000 vets? Do vets support affirmative action?

    $50,000,000,00.00 in made in America product? Without guns and ammo there isn’t a chance in hell they can find 50 billion worth of product made in the States.

    What a transparent joke.

  21. BrunDawg says:

    Presidential limo sports ‘Taxation without representation’ motto”
    Now he’s just flaunting it.
    Actually DC wants reps, but really?,0,966848.story

  22. A Guy says:

    In case you all haven’t noticed yet, the most recent post has been fubard for a day or two. Videos won’t play, links don’t work, but as soon as you post another story and it gets bumped down on slot it starts working.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I noticed. I don’t know what is doing it, however.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Until I figure it out, click on the link right below “Recent Revo” and it will work as a standalone post.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      It doesn’t do it in IE. It seems to be a Chrome problem. The extreme left part of the title link works. It seems like something invisible is covering the link.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      There is an invisible image there. It’s URL is

      I don’t know why it is there but I am going to figure it out.

      • notamobster says:

        I had a problem with this site yesterday. I used it to make a (picture) meme. I may have accidentally inserted the code somehow. Sometimes my mouse copies & pastes with little to no pressure, especially when the batteries are dying.

  23. Greg B says:

    So if they want to get tougher on people who give firearms to criminals, are holder & zero going to jail now?

  24. notamobster says:

    Allen West has joined PJTV at

  25. Uke says:

    Bill O’Reilly is beclowning himself on his show right now, nearly pushing for gun registration.

    You guys remember the last time Bill O’Reilly went on about firearms, right? Embarrassed himself with his clear lack of knowledge of the 2nd Amendment. Well, tonight is/was no different.

  26. R.D. Walker says:

    The NRA is pissing me off a little.

    Several months ago they sent me a DVD. I didn’t ask for it and I didn’t want it. It was the first DVD of a series on shooting techniques. I haven’t watched it and I don’t plan to.

    Since then they have been sending me a monthly notice that I have to either send the DVD back or subscribe to receive the whole series. I am not going to do either.

    Look, I support the NRA and I just sent them a check. I will not, however, be subjected to bullshit like sending me an unrequested DVD and then demand I pay for it or go to the trouble and expense of sending it back. That is punk ass bullshit and I am not going along with it.

  27. TN-Cat says:

    Been trying for a fee nights to find a study that collates gun crime with previous convictions. Coming up empty. Any help would be appreciated. Anyone run across one anywhere?

    • notamobster says:

      FBI tracks violent crime recidivism rates. Don’t know if they break it down by guns or not. I searched “fbi violent crime recidivism rates” and this is one of the results:

      70% of gun criminals return to prison for gun crimes:

      and those in prison for possessing, using, or selling illegal weapons (70.2%).

      Good source.

  28. Greg B says:

    Study shows young people want to buy firearms in the future.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Yes but Obama knows what is best for them and is willing to impose it on them for their own good.

      • Greg B says:

        Hopefully these kids are taking notes.
        I think there will be at least ONE more election
        before it breaks loose.

  29. Ray Davies says:

    Here’s an off Topic Topic

    Thanks to all you gentlemen and ladies for making this one of the most intelligent sites on the web. It’s evident that everyone here genuinely cares about each other and the causes of Liberty and Our Country. Most of the commenters are at least half way smart (myself excluded). I and We, all owe a debt of thanks to Mr. RD Walker for all his time trouble and probably expense to run this site and to put up with some idiot like me. I tip a single malt to you Sir. (Yeah I know,you were and NCO)

  30. notamobster says:

    A liberal basket-weaver (literally) I know wrote this on facebook:

    I saw the preview for this movie on Tuesday. I’m not Native American and I was extremely offended by Johnny Depp’s portrayal of American Indians. He just seems like his Captain Jack Sparrow character is pretending to be an Indian. Very weird and offensive.

    Nary a word about Django, by the way, or Jamie Foxx’s “kill all the white people, how great is that” comment. Nope. Not. A. Word.

  31. Locke n Load says:

    Just uploaded video of my oldest firing one of Jims .38s…
    Any bets as to how long before Facebook gets pissy and removes it?

  32. fubar says:


    “On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the sweeping gun measure, the nation’s toughest. It includes a ban on the possession of high-capacity magazines… magazines with more than 7 rounds will be illegal under the new law.

    The problem as the statute is currently written does NOT exempt law enforcement officers… The NYPD, the State Police and virtually every law enforcement agency in the state carry 9-milli-meter guns, which have a 15-round capacity.

    Unless an exemption is added by the time the law takes effect in March, police would technically be in violation of the new gun measure”.

    from dougrossjournal

  33. Ray Davies says:

    My 1911 only has 7 rounds in the magazine, plus one in the pipe,
    If I can’t kill it with seven rounds I’m runnin’

  34. R.D. Walker says:

    Hmmm. Nice invitation but supporting gay marriage doesn’t mean they actually became, you know, gay.

  35. notamobster says:

    A birther case made it to the docket of the Supreme Court of the United States? How does that happen?

    No. 12A606
    Edward Noonan, et al., Applicants
    Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State
    Docketed: December 13, 2012
    Lower Ct: Supreme Court of California
    Case Nos.: (S207078)

    ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Dec 11 2012 Application (12A606) for a stay, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
    Dec 13 2012 Application (12A606) denied by Justice Kennedy.
    Dec 26 2012 Application (12A606) refiled and submitted to The Chief Justice.
    Jan 9 2013 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
    Jan 9 2013 Application (12A606) referred to the Court.

    ~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~Phone~~~
    Attorneys for Petitioner:
    Orly Taitz 29839 Santa Margarita Pkwy (949) 683-5411
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
    Party name: Edward Noonan, et al.
    Attorneys for Respondent:
    Kamala Harris Attorney General (916) 445-9555
    P. O. Box 944255
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
    Party name: Deborah Bowen, California Secretary of State

  36. R.D. Walker says:

    I wish Brad would get back online because I really need him to explain WTF is going on in Jacksonville.

  37. notamobster says:

    Paris man lives in 16.8 sq ft apartment for $450 usd /mo… for 15 years!

    • R.D. Walker says:

      A king sized bed is 42.2 square feet.

      • notamobster says:

        In comparison, this is a 90 sq ft apartment in Manhattan ($700/mo):

        • R.D. Walker says:

          I don’t get it. Am I to understand she sees living in New York City as a good thing? It almost seems like it but that doesn’t even make sense.

          • notamobster says:

            My friend Desert Rat made a good point the other day, in conversation. He said that the further removed from the land and woods people become, the more they lose their true humanity. We see, when they move back to the woods and land, they find it again. We weren’t made to live in cities.

            To which I added, ‘People live in cities for the convenience and anonymity of it. Is it any wonder that there is more crime, more degeneracy, with less faith, less charity, and less true humanity?’


            A girl I graduated high school with went on to live in NYC. She was from a 4-way stop 15 minutes east of Munising, called Shingleton. Literally, smack dab in the middle, of nowhere. She became an event planner, the toast of Manhattan! She was making a heavy 6 figure income and living it up. She and her husband got hooked on cocaine and alcohol and eventually sobered up. Shortly after, they moved out of the city and into the country, where they live clean, peaceful lives. Now, one case doesn’t bear the hypothesis out, but it illustrates that in some cases, the hypothesis is true.

            • Locke n Load says:

              Actually Nota, that pretty much DOES sum it up. You friend was right about close quarters and shedding our humanity. Seen it from all angles, many times. Cities dehumanize, suburns less so. Even now, how many suburbanites actually know their neighbors? And while the close quarters may not be the sole cause, it’s certainly one of the primary ones. Every animal needs down time, peace. Us too. You can’t easily find that in the city. Animals under stress act outside of their natural behavioural expectations. Under enough stress they act irrationally. Ever notice you never hear about someone shoving someone into the path of a freightrain? El Tracks, check. Subway, check. CN grainhauler? Never.

  38. Locke n Load says:

    Great tune written by the legendary Billy Joe Shaver.
    Two versions, Billy’s and Joe Ely’s.. hard to chose but I think I prefer Joe’s. What a tune.

    And the Ely version…

    Honestly, if you don’t like this song there’s something wrong with you 🙂

    • Jim22 says:

      Agreed. Great song. I also like Shaver’s version best. His video was well done. There is something about an autobiographical song.

  39. Locke n Load says:

    Whooooohoooo! Must be saturday! More Billy Joe Shaver!

    • KJ says:

      Billy Joe is a legend. I think all but one song on Waylon’s Honky Tonk Heroes album was written by Billy Joe. It’s a pretty neat story on how he got Waylon to record them.

  40. Greg B says:

    It was only a matter of time I suppose.

    And I hope to have a few pictures later today of something cool.
    Can you guess what it is?

    • notamobster says:

      Awesome! If you have trouble posting pics, put em on FB and point em out to me, I’ll post em here for you in their own post, if’n ya like.

      They can try to ban them all day long. That’s like saying you can’t make sandwiches at home. Try and stop me.

  41. R.D. Walker says:

    Last night’s backyard action. The usual traffic in about a dozen deer and these guys…

    • Bman says:

      Cook ’em up and eat ’em.

      • Ray Davies says:

        Damn it,Bman!!! We can’t eat RD’s pets,(at least not when he has the camera running) Remember coons are a bit on the fat side so have plenty of room in the drip pan, Salt,Pepper and a lit of garlic. Works fine use a roaster and cook like pork