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  1. RJM says:

    Weird juju going on today!

    Almost everything I touched wouldn’t work, including the Real Revo.

    Computer problems, printer problems, Internet problems, wierd juju!

    And to top all of that off, the coronation of King Obama.

    A weird day in the continuum.

  2. notamobster says:

    “business end of a chicken… if the chicken were shaped like a penis…”

    Baaaaaahahahahahahah….. breathe…. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that guy.

  3. Jim22 says:

    Why’s it sound like he’s saying, “Seawhores”?

    And with a mouth like that I bet seahorses can’t pronounce ‘Ovipositor’.

  4. Greg B says:

    Atari filed for bankruptcy.
    End of an era.

  5. Locke n Load says:

    Ok then, am I (again) the only one getting a preponderance of script errors from the video links today?

    • notamobster says:

      Yes. Use chrome.

      • Locke n Load says:

        All my shit is in IE,lol. And even if I start using Chrome to avoid the issue, what about everyone else who might run into it?
        Nope. Can’t do it. I have to man the frontier and report back issues…IE it is ๐Ÿ™‚

        • R.D. Walker says:

          I don’t have any problems with IE. I think your shit is corrupt as all hell. In any case, use Chrome. IE is bloatware.

        • notamobster says:

          Waaaaaa. Waaaaaa…. Want a tissue? ๐Ÿ™‚


          • Locke n Load says:

            Oh fine, I need to get โ€˜hipโ€™, is that it?
            โ€œI am aRock, I am an Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiieiiislandโ€ฆ..โ€
            Phooey on ya. Iโ€™ll do the digging and figure out wtf is screwin with IE. Keeps me sharp always cleaning this sh*t up
            Yeah, I know, Iโ€™m proving your point. Hush.

            • Locke n Load says:

              About time I scrubbed this drive anyway. Been 2years since I went full military format. Bout time I suppose.

            • R.D. Walker says:

              It’s the Hello Kitty Bubble Gun video. IE chokes on that little morsel. I put it below the fold so as not to offend its gentle constitution.

            • Locke n Load says:

              Ha! See, you need a canary in the coalmine.
              And thanks.
              No doubt this beast has all sorts of conflicting nonsense in it tho. Considering how much it does, how many apps it runs constantly, and how many 64/32 bit disagreements it has to navigate I suppose it does pretty well. I DO monitor the hell out of network attacks and trojan BS

            • Locke n Load says:

              For the record I’m no microsoft fan but oddly, I trust them more than Google. These F’rs give me the creeps. And I say that knowing full well my phone runs on Android. I’m choosing the devil I know, ya know?

            • R.D. Walker says:

              They are tracking you no matter what you do but at least Chrome is a lightweight app that doesn’t hog resources and crash every tenth click.

            • Locke n Load says:

              but then I’d have to LEARN how to use it. Too much work, I’m goin full Obama on this one, don’t even TRY and edumicate me, I likes me ignorance ๐Ÿ™‚
              Maybe I can get ‘IE attachment’ labeled a psychiatric disorder and collect a check!

    • Jim22 says:

      I’m having trouble with Firefox. Whenever I log on to news sites it only shows bad news. What’s up with that?

  6. Greg B says:

    That didn’t show up on my iPhone either.
    Wasn’t until the link got posted the I saw what the hell was going on.

  7. sortahwitte says:

    Just don’t forget. Computers and electrons are just smoke, mirrors and FMs. (f’n magic).

    • Locke n Load says:

      Hmm, no doubt. A regular world of confusion, eh?
      Wait, then theres this…

      explain the ‘base’ to me?
      I think I like this version better than the Genesis dweeb’s… Phil Collins was it?

      • Leonard says:

        Easy. That’s the legendary Hello Kitty 3 string bass that Eric “Clapner” played at the concert attended by Jocelyn Elders. Ruffians in the crowd knocked out one of it’s teeth–that WAS a tough crowd that night. This chick has a much better voice and way bigger tits than Phil Collins…

  8. Locke n Load says:

    I spent over 126 THOUSAND DOLLARS on fuel last year.
    Suck on that as you pay $80 at the pump

    • Locke n Load says:

      If you’re particularly clever with math and you know what the avg rig gets mpg including idle time you can figure out about how many miles I drove. And why I occasionally vanish for days or weeks at a time.
      Momma don’t let your babies grow up to be truck drivers..

    • notamobster says:

      May be tinfoil hat mess. May not. There’s no way to know with the narcissist in chief.

      Greg – The JTF stuff makes some good arrests. They take down major local/regional players. (Sometimes, they make little old ladies shit their pants…) We can argue the merits of the ‘war on drugs’, but agencies working together doesn’t bug me at all.

      The system is convoluted these days. Every cop in the country has to certify in FEMA/Homeland security crap. That doesn’t mean that your neighbor is going to seize guns. That’s a short road to a long dirtnap… When the first 2-3 agents/officers on a task force drop in some honest Americans house, LEO’s/agents will rethink their positions. Just saying.

      • Leonard says:

        You can’t sue a soldier on active duty. A cop–or the agency by which he’s employed (municipal, county or state) CAN be sued, right along with his employers.

    • Locke n Load says:

      “If you take the nickel, you take the noose. If a sheriffโ€™s office receives so much as a farthing of federal funding, it will be subject to federal mandates”

      How many times have I said it..
      Defund, Deny, Decouple.
      It will be the ONLY way to tell if the states are serious about reigning in the Feds. I think it’s likely our most effective (if not ONLY) way out of this mess peacefully. Those SWAT teams are the cutting edge of a Federalized domestic military Nota. I don’t give a DAMN what excuse they use, escpecially not the war on drugs. The Constitution has been bent into forms unimagineable and abominable to our founders and our founding principles.
      Either follow the fucking rules or go to jail. Damn near everyone involved in Waco deserved jail, some life for murder. Fuck the thin blue line, there IS such a thing as integrity and they’ve gone way past the point where I trust their motives.
      Stop taking the f’n money.
      Stop funding Drones over my house.
      Stop funding and condoning unconstitutional data collection without cause.
      For once and for all, stop the liberty shredding war on drugs.
      Do that and the apparatus collapses.

      I don’t think Obama will go near the issue for exactly that reason. He wants the police powers to increasingly federalize and metasticize into a clusterf’k with thousands more govt employees demanding their honeypot, their security. Obama is doing the same thing to these police forces as he’s doing to healthcare if you hadn’t noticed. Single authority, federal command structure, and authority FAR removed from locals or local needs. Watch, when the state’s budgets get to the point of collapse and sugar daddy Obama has to bail them out, one of the terms of the deal will be increased funding for local cops under the auspices of relieving strained budgets. He wants our cops reporting to HIM and HIS people, the Leviathan.
      I have absolutely NO doubt about this.
      Count me on the side of the patchouli crowd here. Legalize the stuff and defang the beast.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    Heh. Kelly Clarkson sang the National Anthem. Willy noticed.


  10. notamobster says:

    Corpses cause necrophilia!

    A male nurse at the Sherman Oaks Hospital has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a corpse.

    Alejandro Razo, 61, was arrested on Sunday on a state Health and Safety Code violation after being caught by security guards, police said…

  11. Uke says:

    I just got a Nook Simple Touch (backlit version). I’ll have more to say about it later, I’m sure, but it’s very, very nifty thus far. The eInk screen is easy on the eyes, and the backlight (a.k.a. “GlowLight”) is likewise.

    Just downloaded my first book on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. R.D. Walker says:

    Awesome movie. The cast could be pulled out of any Iowa town. They have captured the northern plains anti-gothic prairie populism perfectly. But that’s not why it is awesome. It just is. Watch it. It’s on Netflix.

  13. Notamobster says:

    Holy shit, RD. I just watched this last night. I gave it 4 stars. Great flick!

    • R.D. Walker says:

      If you watch this movie and pay attention to the characters, you will really get a sense of the prairie populism that makes Northern Plains people a weird blend of liberal and conservative. They captured it perfectly.

    • notamobster says:

      Democrats plan to try to turn Texas into a blue state. The plan is apparently different than their current one, known as Operation Destroy California.

      • BigJimTX says:

        Not gonna happen. The metros and the valley (little Mexico) are blue, but we are a mostly rural state that will always be deep red. The dems are shooting themselves in the foot here because Texans love their freedom more than most, no matter your creed or color.

        • notamobster says:

          If they can mobilize the cities, they’ll have enough representatives to take over state and federal politics for the state. That’s why the Senate is better than the populist House. It’s just two for each state.

          I’m beginning to like the idea of just having some arbitrary number of representatives, equal in all 50 states.

  14. KWMatthews says:

    Need to vent:

    I’m getting real sick and tired of being told that the idea of a slippery slope when it comes to gun control is a logical fallacy.

    “Just because we take measures now does not mean that we will ever take measures again in the future. We just need to keep our streets safe.”

    My liberal friends can call it a logical fallacy all they want, but we’re already sliding down the slippery slope.

    – 1927: Congress passes a law that prohibits the mailing of concealable handguns.

    – 1934: The National Firearms Act passes to regulate fully automatic firearms.

    – 1938: The Federal Firearms Act passes to control the sale of firearms. All sellers must obtain a license and maintain sales records.

    – 1968: Imported guns are regulated and licensing and background check standards are increased.

    – 1986: Civilians may no longer purchase fully-automatic firearms manufactured after 1986 (Effectively banning fully-automatic firearms for civilians by making them prohibitively expensive and ensuring the supply will eventually run out).

    – 1994: The first Assault Weapons Ban takes effect. While it expires, it acted as a training exercise for gun-grabbers to see what worked and what didn’t.

    They’re not taking our guns all at once, but they are slowly removing them. We can argue all day long about what laws above were reasonable or not, but the fact remains that they’ve come for specific types of guns before, and they’ll keep doing so.

    • BigJimTX says:

      1934 was a response to the repeal of prohibition. The feds needed something to do. It was upheld with US v Miller because Miller was some hillbilly moonshiner that wasn’t going to go to DC and defend his case.

      1968 also increased the scope of the NFA. It added registration of suppressors and I think that is when the large bore (20mm ish) rifles were added to NFA as AOW’s.

      They want us to forget that they have been chipping away at our rights for almost a century now.

      My sincere hope is that the citizens of this country stand and fight for their rights and we can start on the road to repeal of the NFA and all of the succeeding additions to it.

      The climate is right. The storm is brewing.

      Some will stand, some will fall, some will hide, but many will go quietly into chains.

      I won’t.

  15. Greg B says:

    DHS changes the name from “Assault Weapon” to “Personal Defense Weapon”
    I say we make sure that term enters the language lexicon.

  16. notamobster says:

    So, the wife woke me up @ 0730 (after going to bed @ 0330) to tell me that we’re OUT of propane! It’s currently 54 degrees and getting colder by the minute. I’m waiting for the propane truck to show up. Holy balls, it’s cold in here.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Always in the coldest weather. Watch those pipes.

      • notamobster says:

        Yeah, it’s -11 with the wind chill. 5 degrees F right now! F! is right! F! not having heat.

        The truck is here charging the tank. The heater is officially running! Awesome! Small towns are great. None of that “sometime between 8 & 5” crap! We’ll be right over.

  17. Jim22 says:

    Op Sec for online purchases is available.

  18. notamobster says:


    • notamobster says:

      The system will get it’s money.ย 

      I agree that the law is the law. It should be followed and failure to do so should be enforced. There are probably better ways to deal with this. The system is wasting thousands of dollars and valuable time & resources to hold, extradite/transfer this woman, so she can pay her 85 bucks. Just dumb.

      I had to go to district court to testify in a case I made one day. While I sat, watching the proceedings, there were dozens of people who plead their case to the judge. One man, in particular, had a traffic ticket from 1994 with an FTA. He turned himself in – even though he no longer lived locally. He just wanted to put it behind him. He explained this to the judge who said he would include it in his consideration.

      The judge read off (seems like) 16 names, asking them to stand. They were all given the exact same sentence of fines, court costs, remand (jail), and (I believe) 2 years supervised probation. The man was livid. Among the others, were a crackhead mother who had abandoned and abused her 4 children, dope dealers, drunk drivers, burglars, and shoplifters. Our system sucks.

    • Locke n Load says:

      Not bad ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanna hear it with a shitload less of the nashville production. Like the sentiment tho. And the bikinis!
      wtf am I doing stick stuck in suburbia? I need to find a need method to make dough without having to run the country for it. life needs to be lived, girls need a daddy. I’m getting too old to be missing out on all the fun, memories need to be made damnit.

      My musical reposte is below

  19. Locke n Load says:

    Nota (and the rest of you),
    My response ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m tellin ya guys, Texas is a hotbed for some of the best music percolating in the perimeter..
    Sidenote: real musicians make great music and SING without producers tweakin shit. These gals are a fine example of what separates the studio fakers from the true talent. Use your headphones.

    If I could get off this crazy merry-go-round I could find the time to properly assemble a weekend playlist.

    • Locke n Load says:

      For comparisons sake, heres the produced version. Smoother, more background ambience/depth on each mike.. Probably not done first thing in the morning like the radio bit ๐Ÿ™‚
      Makes me wish Gillian Welch could stand in with them, its tailor made for her voice.

    • RJ says:

      sweet, love that sound….

  20. Locke n Load says:

    Until I find the time to do this properly I guess I’ll just keep interjecting little moments of music into the conversation ๐Ÿ™‚
    This young lady began playin violin in Nickle Creek at EIGHT years old (sound familiar?). Had an album produced by John Paul Jones of all people. I LOVE this little tune.
    Meet Sarah Watkins. Remember how you met your wife…

  21. Greg B says:

    Police in Marion, Iowa are planning to purchase $50K worth of
    Now the question I have, why?

    • Locke n Load says:

      considering the shortages and price spikes, thats what, 40? Heh. Marion is 34 thousand people, sounds like they probably plan on an AR for everyone outside of the office, lol. Police union backback for support in the election?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Officers have to buy them with their own money and it is optional. My son had a conversation with two Marion officers yesterday. It sounds like the cops themselves wanted them and lobbied the city to get it approved. It doesn’t bother me much. Hell, I want one so who can blame them? On the other hand, they want them so who who can blame me for wanting one?

    • notamobster says:

      That’s not that many. Especially if they are buying (non ar-15) selective-fire rifles. Even if they are, it’s easily 3 grand for a good ar-15, kitted out these days. Yeah, you can buy a Bushmaster or DPMS for a grand, but if you’r spending other people’s money, why would you? A POF cost 2300 back in ’09. That was before accessorizing. That number (50k) could quickly become 12-15 rifles, which isn’t unusual. My uncle has more AR’s than that.

  22. Locke n Load says:

    Look what I just found burrowed into the ACA…

    A tax of 12% of the sales price is imposed on the first retail sale of the following articles, in-cluding related parts and accessories sold on or in connection with, or with the sale of, the arti-cles.
    Truck chassis and bodies.
    Truck trailer and semitrailer chassis and bodies.
    Tractors of the kind chiefly used for high-way transportation in combination with a trailer or semitrailer.
    A truck is a highway vehicle primarily designed to transport its load on the same chassis as the engine, even if it is equipped to tow a vehicle, such as a trailer or semitrailer.
    A tractor is a highway vehicle designed to tow a vehicle, such as a trailer or semitrailer. A tractor may carry incidental items of cargo when tow-ing or limited amounts of cargo when not tow-ing.

    Looks like it applies to 5th wheel style flatbed pickups as well,,, think horse trailer and F350 dualie. Nice.

    This little nugget will cost a new Semi tracktor buyer around $14,000. Would someone please explain WHY my business should swallow an addl 14k smackdown if I want to expand? Think anyone mentioned this to the livestock owners and rural America?

    • fubar says:

      Would someone please explain WHY my business should swallow an addl 14k smackdown if I want to expand?
      -we’re no longer pretending anymore, now it’s officially, crash the system status.

      Think anyone mentioned this to the livestock owners and rural America?
      No. what’s ACA ? We get CCJ (Commercial Carrier Journal)

      • notamobster says:

        ACA is ObamaCare. Affordable Care Act. Affordable… heh, if you’re a free rider on the system.

        • fubar says:

          can someone explain to me why motor vehicle regulations are in healthcare bill?

          • RJ says:

            remember ol polousy we gotta pass it so we can find out what is in it… wtf justanother stealth tax….think trucks and trailers will be held onto longer? 12% tax, fuckin highway robbery.

    • notamobster says:

      Now I know why my Uncle Leo quit transporting his own horses. With no DOT tag, he doesn’t pay the extra cash to the feds. My Dad & I were wondering why he stopped transporting all of a sudden. He subbed the work to a transport company. His wife is a steeple chase rider, they board & train horses for rich folks & compete all over the country.

      I have a feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg.

      • fubar says:

        if he got a DOT #, he would be subject to random drug testing. He’d also have to get a PUC number for state compliance. At least this is how it works with businesses with DOT #. We have two service trucks and a dualie; $250 feds, and a “random drug test” – at least once a year for all employees (unless they lose the results which happens to us every other time), and PUC @$250. Cheaper than the fines, I’m sure.

        I was thinking about this last nite …

        This is going to kill all the fun horse shows (that typically give proceeds to therapeutic riding for handicapped), team penning and cutting events, rodeos, taking your horse TO the vet, horse camping, taking your own cattle to the auction/butcher/…

        • notamobster says:

          [caption id="attachment_92710" align="aligncenter" width="640"]My son, riding the sled like a big boy! My son, riding the sled like a big boy! [/caption]

    • TN-Cat says:

      That explains what has been going on the last six months with fleet operators complaining about the DOT inspections of older trucks. They are parking a lot of 2003 and older trucks instead of repairing. They claim the inspectors are citing so many bogus issues that it makes it impossible to repair them financially. There being pushed into buying new equipment when the older trucks are fine.

      They say Texas is the worst state too.

      • fubar says:

        It’s not just DOT that can inspect trucks, now OSHA can,too.
        As a repair garage with federal and state inspection license, OSHA or DOT can walk in here and reinspect at their whim.

      • Locke n Load says:

        Texas is in no way comparable to Cali in this regard Tn. Not even close.
        Cali has the tyrannical CARB to deal with and the consequences countrywide have been profound. I wont set an axle in that state and if you own a vehicle mor than 3 yrs old you wouldn’t either. Cali now suffers from a chronic truck shortage and shipping rates reflect that. Makes all Ca products more expensive and chases business away in droves. Add to that the problems with the tax collecting body otherwise known as the CHP and the corruption expands exponentially. Several ag countis run ticket scams where they pull you over for a trumped up charge then immediately write at least 2 tickets. All the county lawyers know the game, the state will drop one and make you pay the other hoping the driver will opt to avoid a ‘safety’ violation. Kern cty is notorious for this but the cty, state, and atty’s all make a mint so…
        I was pulled over doing 2-3 over but he claimed 16mph, a major violation. Doesnt have to show me radar or anything according to state law. Then the thief had the balls to write me a log violation for not putting CA next to san diego. annother non violation but hey, he knows i’ll take THAT instead of the speeding. fuckers fleeced me for $500+ atty fees

        • TN-Cat says:

          I don’t doubt a word your saying LNL, I’m just repeating what I am hearing from the fleet managers.

        • Uke says:

          I’m not even a trucker and that pisses me off to high hell. But then again, corruption typically does.

    • Locke n Load says:

      its a july 2012 revision.
      heres the IRS language, page 34.

  23. fubar says:

    If you were planning on going to the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show – you are s. o. o. l. It’s been cancelled -no- postponed indefinitely.

    Loss of revenue to bankrupt city of Harrisburg – priceless.

  24. BrunDawg says:

    WASHINGTON (AP) โ€” Federal appeals court: Obama recess appointments to labor board are unconstitutional.

  25. Jim22 says:

    Limbaugh: Every Man In Hillary Clintonโ€™s Life Has Sent Her Out To Lie For Him

    “The Democrat party treats Mrs. Clinton like an abused wife.”

  26. Van-a-gram says:

    This looks like my kind of movie. RD and I were engaging on the tipping point of when a good movie goes bad, then go SO bad it becomes good again. This one just might fit the bill.

    Given that I SELDOM go to movie theaters (saw Lincoln = 1st theater I’ve been in since…..oh, hell, I can’t even remember) I will need some Revoista to review it for me.

  27. R.D. Walker says:

  28. R.D. Walker says:

    Cold Warrior requested a Tweet button and since CW has an authority about him that makes me want to do what he says, I added one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tweet away!

    • notamobster says:

      I’ve made many Revo memes since we started the FB presence, but this one was questionable so I didn’t watermark it with “”, like I have the others. I posted it on my own page, if anyone cares to share on FB.

      images (2)

  29. R.D. Walker says:

    Cell phone salute. Nice.


    Until Reagan started doing it, presidents didn’t salute at all. Regardless of their role as CiC, presidents are civilians. Furthermore, even military personnel don’t render the salute while in civilian clothes. All presidents should just knock it the hell off. Especially if they don’t even try to render a proper salute.

    • Uke says:

      That picture hurt so much, I just put myself in the front leaning rest for it.

    • Ray Davies says:

      A salute should be a sign of respect. We saluted the rank, and sometimes the man (or woman) (I had a head nurse once who was an officer and a “Gentleman” by act of congress). So, the Marines are saluting the rank and not the man,but you can see who has respect for whom.

  30. Jim22 says:

    A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college.

    There was no shortage of extremely young idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.

    “Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?”

    “Negative, ma’am. Just serious by nature.”

    The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, “It looks like you have seen a lot of action.”

    “Yes, ma’am, a lot of action.”

    The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, “You know, you should lighten up. Relax and enjoy yourself.”

    The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner.

    Finally the young lady said, “You know, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?”

    “1955, ma’am.”

    “Well, there you are. No wonder you’re so serious. You really need to chill out! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to “relax” him several times.

    Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, “Wow, you sure didn’t forget much since 1955.”

    The Sergeant Major said, after glancing at his watch, ………….
    “I hope not; it’s only 2130 now.”

  31. vanagram says:

    You meet a man on the Oregon Trail. He tells you his name is Terry. You laugh and say, “That’s a girl’s name!”

    He shoots you.

    You have just died from dissin’ Terry.

  32. BigJimTX says:

    Is it just me, or are we seeing MANY more commenters here recently?

  33. Notamobster says:

    Facebook presence?

  34. BigJimTX says:

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is worth a look. She is pro-gun, pro-Keystone XL, and pro-economy. She says that the economy should be their #1 priority and guns should be handled first through the mental health angle. I can get behind anybody that stands to be a reasonable human being; I don’t care what letter is behind their name.

    Here is the video (if you can stand the intro ads):

  35. fubar says:

    anybody else notice how going to the grocery store is getting more painful, and yet the price of eggs, butter and milk remains constant?

    • BigJimTX says:

      Is that because the person in line in front of you is using your money, or is it something else?

      • Ray Davies says:

        I was at Aldi’s the other day and this LARGE woman checked out with a cart full of top line meat and veggies,plus,super bowl junk food. She paid for it with a state card and then went out and climbed into a relatively new Hummer H2. Needless to say,I was a tad pissed off. That was my money she was spending and damnit I can’t afford that stuff on my retirement.

      • fubar says:

        from my grocery receipts, same store, same brands:

        1 lb butter 3/11 $2.98
        1 lb butter 1/13 $2.28

        1 gal 2% milk 4/11 $3.81
        1 gal 2%milk 1/1/13 $4.83
        1 gal 2% 1/27/13 $4.57

        Eggs, lg, 1 doz. 3/11 $1.73
        eggs lg, 1 doz 1/13 $1.78

        feed prices have gone up $2.00/bag cross the board

        the price of TP has gone up, a ginormous pckge of TP in 2011 was 11.99
        yesterday it was 15.98

  36. sortahwitte says:

    I was just sitting here watching the rain fall. I know, quite the occasion. As a young man I returned from serving my country in the USMC. I had a wife and a sweet little girl. I enrolled in college. One of my professors was tall, skinny, long haired with a constant sneer. Yep. He was a un-repentant, dyed in the wool socialist. With tenure. I was ex-military and had been around the globe twice. I was an adult. I was not some 18 year old child to be warped into his image. We did not become friends. I received a C in a class where I earned an A.

    What if we could go back in time and modify the behavior of those type people? Would our country be in such peril? If I can actually make time travel work, anyone else want to go? Yeah, I know, it can’t possibly work. Yet.

  37. BrunDawg says:
    Administration advisors launched a new advocacy group called Organizing for Action.

  38. Ray Davies says:

    Does anybody know where all these new commenters are coming from?

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Not from any one source. We seem to be getting a lot of links around the ‘net lately.

      • Greg B says:

        I wonder if having the twitter button now has something to do with it.
        I, myself, don’t get the twitter thing.

        • notamobster says:

          I’m telling you, it’s Facebook. We went from 462 people reached to 1800 in a couple of days. I’ve been making catchy memes and watermarking them with “”.

          Combine that with our loyal supporters exposing us further – every time they click “like” our page goes out to all of their friends. We’re getting good viral exposure.

  39. R.D. Walker says:

    If you would have told me 25 years ago that within my lifetime Russians would be engaging in world class, viral marketing, I’d have thought you were crazy. (After I asked, “What’s viral marketing?”)


  40. BrunDawg says:

    Chicago has had some very nice weather…and along with that comes;

    Girl who performed at Obama inaugural events slain on South Side. (ChiTrib),0,6824507.story

    January homicide count worst since 2002 (ChiTrib),0,526706.story

    Would someone return our community organizer?

  41. xenicalman says:


  42. BigJimTX says:

    Captain Mark Kelly: Gabby would never relinquish her gun and I would never relinquish mine.