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  1. R.D. Walker says:

    A short film starring three idiots. Idiot one performs idiotic act and jumps over idiots two and three. Idiots two and three take offense and more idiocy ensues.

    I am pretty sure idiot one committed no crimes; he just committed idiocy. I am not so sure about idiots two and three except that they also acted like idiots.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    His friends really need to stage an intervention….


  3. vanagram says:

    “….any two of these elements comprise definition of assault rifle.”

    This guy is screwed.

  4. jacksonsdad says:

    On the list of ingredients for that contraption “rifle” is at (or near) the end.

    • xenicalman says:

      Although a little smaller than my concealed carry piece, I would still have a hard time doing a concealed carry. The bulge is just barely noticeable.

  5. notamobster says:

    A man walks into a bar and notices some larger women speaking with what seems to be a Scottish accent. He decide to make their acquaintance and asks “So, is that a Scottish accent you lassies are speaking?”

    To which the largest lady says “It’s Wales, you stupid American.”

    Without missing a beat the man says: “My apologies. Is that a Scottish accent you whales are speaking?”

  6. Jim22 says:

    Found this at The People’s Cube:

    free candy devil

    • sortahwitte says:

      This happened in my home town. Very disappointing. The homeowner fired 3 times and didn’t cancel his ticket. They still haven’t released his name. Must be some city commissioner’s kid.

  7. MadBrad says:

    I love the logo and the “High capacity assault blog” tag. SWEET!

    “An appeal to Heaven”

    Great things are happening in this Country right now and they aren’t all bad. Maybe I should write about it.

  8. R.D. Walker says:

    The Pine Tree Flag in the banner…

    The Tree Flag (or Appeal to Heaven Flag) was one of the flags used during the American Revolution. The flag, featuring a pine tree flag with the motto “An Appeal to God,” or, more usually, “An Appeal to Heaven,” was used originally by a squadron of six cruisers commissioned under George Washington’s authority as commander in chief of the Continental Army in October 1775.

    An Appeal to Heaven…

    The phrase “Appeal to Heaven” is used multiple times by John Locke in his work, Two Treatises of Government. The phrase connotes that after all other alternatives of seeking justice have been exhausted, only an “appeal to heaven” remains:

    β€œWhat is my Remedy against a Robber, that so broke into my House? Appeal to the Law for Justice. But perhaps Justice is denied, or I am crippled and cannot stir, robbed and have not the means to do it. If God has taken away all means of seeking remedy, there is nothing left but patience. But my Son, when able, may seek the Relief of the Law, which I am denied: He or his Son may renew his Appeal, till he recover his Right. But the Conquered, or their Children, have no Court, no Arbitrator on Earth to appeal to. Then they may appeal, as Jephtha did, to Heaven, and repeat their Appeal, till they have recovered the native Right of their Ancestors, which was to have such a Legislative over them, as the Majority should approve, and freely acquiesce in.”

  9. Locke n Load says:

    Welcome back Brad! Glad to see you back on the interboobs πŸ™‚ As some of you know I’ve been out of pocket and out of country for a couple weeks. I returned with a flubug that not only wiped me out but got me so shaky I spilled a favorite beverage on my keybaord and took out much of it’s functionality. (Yes, I’m blaming the flu, what about it??) As I have no Enter key, or several others for that matter, I’ll be out of pocket til I get the new kb in the mail. Til then, adieu

    • R.D. Walker says:

      It sure doesn’t feel like it. We woke up buried under snow here and it is still coming down hard.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      The lovely springtime Palm Sunday scene out my front window this morning.


  10. jacksonsdad says:

    74 here headed for a high of 80. There’s a cold front coming through… gonna get down into the low 40’s tonight… brrrr ;o)

    Of course it will feel like a sauna here from May until September but… (early) Spring (and LATE Fall) in the panhandle is Mighty Fine!

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Endless summer on Guam was tedious. I like winter and would miss snow. It is just that by the end of March, I have had enough. It is still snowing now. I have definitely had enough for the season.

  11. jacksonsdad says:

    The pool is tolerable + 1degree today. Just got back from a legitimate swim. It’s gonna ‘cool off’ over the coming days so it will likely be next weekend before the conditions allow it again but… I’m pleased to know that April is looking good for mucho poolage.

    RD, I get your drift regarding ‘endless summer’ as I spent the better part of 3 winters in St. Croix but… we definitely got a good taste of cold weather on the panhandle this year. Not like ZERO degrees but mid-twenties spine-cringing type-o-stuff to be sure. Had a chance for snow a couple of times… thought I saw a flake but it turned out to be a bird turd ;o)

    Livin’ in NC we got ‘the snow’ on occasion. I really enjoyed it for a day or two but was usually glad to see it go when it did. As for truly frigid winters… suffice it to say I’ll stay in the kitchen!

  12. MadBrad says:

    “The phrase connotes that after all other alternatives of seeking justice have been exhausted, only an β€œappeal to heaven” remains…”

    An appeal to Heaven brings a swift answer to the appeal. Obedience to the Lord God Almighty will heal this Land. Obedience to God requires that we share his Love and the message of his Gospel. We have exhausted all means that our own understanding can provide. Now it is time to stand tall on our knees and ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to open the doors that Evil has shut but we are promised that the gates of Hell will not prevail against us. Lean on the promises of God. Make your Appeal to Heaven. God is ready to hear it.

    CAN I GET A WITNESS??? … as I go outside to change out my headlight assembly.

    • notamobster says:

      I’ve made my appeal to heaven, that God’s will be done:

      May your will be done and come swiftly, and may I have the wisdom to recognize it, the serenity to accept it, and the strength to act upon it, when required.

      I ask this with a firm reliance upon Divine providence, precare pacem et para bellum, in nomine Patris, et Filii, et SpiritΕ«s Sancti. Amen.


    • sortahwitte says:

      YES, I will witness that!

    • RJM says:

      And they all said AMEN!

      Thanks for the word MB.

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    Frost in all 50 states including atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. How is spring working out for you?

    freeze1 (1)

  14. notamobster says:

    Damn you globull warming!!!

  15. notamobster says:

    Well, it’s official. I leave here Sunday morning at 0840 hrs. Headed straight to Dutch Harbor, Alaska for up to a couple of months.

    I’m so excited! I’ll be eating the freshest seafood on the planet this time next week! You can look forward to an active volcano summit/crater video from me in the next few weeks (weather permitting) and lots of pictures of the American Iceland (Unalaska).

    Did I say that I’m excited? πŸ™‚

    • Jim22 says:

      You should be excited. This is the beginning of a great adventure. Gettin’ paid for it is a nice touch.

      Don’t expect to get those pictures right away. You might but it’s normally overcast and crappy weather. You might try black and white photography.

      Are they providing you with housing?

      You will be surprised by how far it is from where you are to where you’re going.

      Good luck.

      • notamobster says:

        Yes, I’ll have the company house. It’s a two story concrete structure on a mountainside. Food, house, car, and $65 per diem are provided. Also, my friend Johann scheduled my trip so that I get a day in Anchorage before heading to Dutch.

        He knows how much I’ve always wanted to go, so he threw in a one day break, in transit. Nice. πŸ™‚

  16. R.D. Walker says:

    Question: How many of your direct living ancestors have you met? I guess that includes if you were held by a grandmother who died the day after you were born. How many have you been face to face with?

    Just curious. My number is 7. My granddaughter’s number is 15!

  17. notamobster says:

    5 direct.

  18. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, I bet he did.

  19. Jim22 says:

    Gun tip of the day: cheap snap caps for .22’s. Pachmayr sells dedicated snap caps for .22 rimfires but they only last a few dry fires before they need to be replaced.

    I found this today.


    $3.92 for a box of 100 at Home Depot:

  20. Jim22 says:

    Socialize medicine… Heh.


    Hat tip to Wirecutter

  21. Lerxst says:

    Tweet of the Week:

    GS Elevator Gossip ‏@GSElevator
    #1: It’s not rocket science. Hong Kong has 95% tax compliance, because it’s code is only 4 pages long with a 15% flat tax.

  22. Jim22 says:

    This might backfire. Bill Gates is offering $100,000 for the design of the perfect condom. Do you think it might hurt its sales if it’s called ‘Microsoft’?

  23. R.D. Walker says:

    I can confirm your finding there Chuckles…

  24. Jim22 says:

    Midway USA: AR-Stoner Magazine AR-15 223 Remington 30-Round Curved Body with Anti Tilt Follower Stainless Steel Black

    $13.99 limit of two

  25. Jim22 says:

    Also at Midway USA: Prvi Partizan Ammunition 308 Winchester 145 Grain Full Metal Jacket Box of 20 $15.79

    Prvi Partizan Ammunition 308 Winchester 145 Grain Full Metal Jacket Case of 1000 (50 Boxes of 20) $747.99

  26. Jim22 says:

    Lucky Gunner: 308 – 168 gr HP-BT – Federal Premium Sierra Match King Gold Medal – 200 Rounds $390.00 31 in stock

  27. fubar says:

    medicare no longer pays for diagnostic tests

    but will pay for sexual reassignment surgeries, because ONE MENTALLY ILL TWIT ASKED

  28. Locke n Load says:

    Happy Easter to all.

  29. Ray Davies says:

    Happy EasterLadies,and Gentlemen, May we all have the Peace we rightly deserve,or the protection we need to preserve it .

  30. jacksonsdad says:

    Jesus Loves Me This I Know!

    Happy Easter y’all!

  31. Rockheim says:

    Happy Easter and God Bless everyone..

  32. notamobster says:

    Well, folks, I finally made it! I AM IN ALASKA! Knock that one off my bucket list! WOOHOO!!!

  33. notamobster says:

    Happy Easter & may God bless you all, as he has me!

  34. notamobster says:

    The day has had some wrinkles, but I refuse to let it dampen my mood! I left my computer, phone, jacket and more sitting in the Hampton parking lot in Ann Arbor. Tried to upgrade to first in Detroit… The lady ran my card 3 times and the system took out the charges 3 times. So now my funding in reduced by half, until tomorrow and I’m in Alaska without a jacket. πŸ™‚ Good times!

  35. RJM says:

    Obama goes 2 for 22 on basketball court.

    He should have kept with riding a bycyle of throwing the 1st pitch at a ball game.

  36. Jim22 says:

    “GAMO Whisper Fusion Pro Airgun Review”

    .177 cal. 1400 fps.

    Fusion Pro Configuration Specifications
    Weight: 8.00 lbs
    Length: 43’’
    Ammunition: Any .177 Pellet
    Caliber: .177
    Trigger Pull: 3.74 lbs (adjustable)
    Barrel Length: 18 in
    MSRP: $329.95

  37. BrunDawg says:

    It doesn’t have to be illegal to be against the law.

    CINCINNATI (AP) β€” A Jesus portrait that has hung in a southern Ohio school district since 1947 was taken down Wednesday, because of concerns about the potential costs of a federal lawsuit against its display.

  38. R.D. Walker says:

    A belated happy Easter…