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  1. Z says:

    Ugh. It’s hard for me to even look at that pic.

  2. BaconNeggs says:

    Z, I just viewed the link of “OPP Inmates” , WTF!
    With no fear, Inmates using Firearms, Drugs and Alcohol, this is beyond disturbing, especially when you see it is actually going on, inside of a Prison.

    • Z says:

      Crazy, no? I, naively I’m sure, have never understood why it’s so hard to keep contraband out of a prison. I mean, if we can’t keep things from getting into a prison, how can we keep people/things from crossing an international border.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Here is your photo round up of the Topless Jihad around the world. It is chock full of bare breasts, dirty words and angry, angry Islam hating feminists.

    It is most certainly NSFW!

    • Greg B says:

      That’s a lotta boobs.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        Is it me, or are they quite a bit more comely than the average gaggle of topless protesters?

        • Greg B says:

          You are correct in that observation.
          Can you imagine if those photos were from the typical fem in the US?
          (Ballistic armor on, now)

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Somehow, feminists are much more likable when they are topless and directing their anger a Muslims. I’m just sayin’…

      • jacksonsdad says:

        If you burn your burqa with your face covered does that make you ‘a hypocrite’ or just ‘a common sense non-deathwisher’?

    • Jim22 says:

      It ain’t just that. Why are most of their protest signs, and body paintings, in English? This is supposed to be the Ukraine.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        English is pretty much “lingua franca” in the world today.

        • sortahwitte says:

          There has been another revolution in europe since my last visit. These ladies all have their arm pits shaved. That’s new.

    • Ray Davies says:

      Us old men shouldn’t be looking at women like that,but some of them ain’t half bad for europeans(they even shaved). They seem to have the universal problem though, being loud.

  4. Jim22 says:

    Prices starting to come down at Bulk Ammo: “1000 Rounds of 5.56×45 XM855 Steel Core Ammo by Lake City – 62gr FMJ – $819 down from $895. That’s about a 10% drop. Same is true for other 5.56 mm Ammo.

    • TN-Cat says:

      I hope the 9’s and 40’s start dropping soon. Cant stomach 80 to. 85 per pull for target load. Have a new Glock 23 I’m waiting to put some rounds through.

      • Greg B says:

        Three days in a row now, I’ve missed getting 9mm from Freedom. And I mean just.
        What they put up for sale is gone within a couple minutes. Literally.
        I’ve decided to learn to reload.

        • Ray Davies says:

          Greg, it’s easy, I been doing it for over 50 years. Lot of good books on the subject, think about bullet casting too. Even reloading a .45 round is damned near 10 cents a round. By reloading you can tailor the rounds to your weapon for better function and accuracy

          • RJ says:

            Finding componants for reloading is hard right now too

          • Greg B says:

            My biggest problem is deciding which press to buy. I’ll probably start with something like a Lee single stage.
            But I REALLY want Hornady’s 5 stage progressive. With the case & bullet drop stations. Expensive.
            Probably need to sell one of my bikes to be able to afford that one though.

            • BigJimTX says:

              All of the competition shooters I know that reload use a Dillon. The warranty and customer service are top-notch. Their presses are easy to use and consistent.

            • RJ says:

              I have a dillon progressive, but I got it free. parts no problem, easy to use, and once set up fast to reload pistol rounds,
              had not done any rifle, but fully intend to once powder, primer and bullets become available at more reasonable prices.

            • ray davies says:

              The Lee 1000 is a good buy for a progressive. MidwayUSA has good prices. I’ve been using it for the last 20 years and only use a single stage for my BIG stuff. I used to turn out a couple thousand rounds a week with it.

            • KJ says:

              If you’re looking for a press, but want something faster than a single stage, without going the full blown progressive route, I suggest this kit from Kempf Gun Shop. I have it, and love it.


            • Jim22 says:


              I also have been reloading about fifty years. If you’re just starting out get a single stage. I have owned and used an RCBS single stage, a Dillon progressive, several Lee Loaders and now I have a Lee single stage. It looks like this:

              lee single stage press

              The multi-stage/progressive loaders are for people who shoot a lot, mostly competitors. Mrs22 and I used to shoot IHMSA, International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Assn.. I had to load up a couple hundred rounds for each of us for each shoot. The Dillon was handy then. I never used it for rifle cartridges. It slows things down a lot having to lube, and then de-lube cases. Carbide dies eliminate that problem with straight-walled cases. That makes the progressive presses make more sense.

              If you’re anything like me you will probably load bottle-necked cases on a single stage.

    • RevoGirl says:

      I lucked out today…I was 5th in line at the grand opening of our new Dick’s Sporting Goods. It was a beautiful site, all the ammo shelves were stocked! 223’s for 50 cents a round, a case of 9’s, 00 buck’s….it takes so little to make me happy nowadays…lol

  5. BrunDawg says:

    It took less than 3 seconds for Austan Goolsbee to blame the employment (or lack there of) number on the sequester. CNBC this a.m.

  6. Lerxst says:

    Tweet of the Week:

    Tim Knight ‏@SlopeOfHope
    At $85 billion/month, it cost Bernanke a little over $1 million for each job created last month. Well done, professor. #stopthefed

  7. TN-Cat says:

    Sometimes its the little simple things in life. I just finished mowing the grass for the first time this spring. Smells great. Next up, burger’s on the grill and a cold beer.

    Finally over 60 degrees here in TN and damnit I’m going to enjoy it.

    • Bman says:

      Yea…that’s great Cat. I can’t wait ’til we get over 40 degrees. This is bullshit.

      • R.D. Walker says:

        It got up to 60 today for the first time. Windy as hell. That melted most of the remaining snow piles. I am ready for spring.

        • Uke says:

          Erm… still snow all over my lawn. What the hell CFCs are you guys burnin’?

          I shoveled snow last week, dammit. I’d pay a king’s ransom for some goddamned global warming right about now.

          • BigJimTX says:

            83 degrees for a high today. Supposed to hit 90 tomorrow. Planted my garden three weeks ago. Y’all can keep that white stuff.

            • R.D. Walker says:

              It’s starting to warm up here…

              Today: RAIN ENDS, THEN P/CLOUDY
              High: 67-73 (70) Winds: SSW 5-15 ALO: 69 DBQ: 66 IOW: 71
              Tonight: RAIN LIKELY
              Low: 47-53 (50) Winds: SE 5-15 ALO: 51 DBQ: 49 IOW: 54
              Tomorrow: SHOWERS LIKELY
              High: 57-63 (60) Winds: S 10-20 ALO: 58 DBQ: 58 IOW: 63
              Tomorrow Night: RAIN/STORMS LIKELY
              Low: 42-48 (45) Winds: SE 10-20 ALO: 43 DBQ: 44 IOW: 47
              Wednesday: SHOWERS/STORMS LIKELY
              High: 51 – Low: 45
              Thursday: SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN/MIX
              High: 43 – Low: 32
              Friday: PARTLY CLOUDY
              High: 47 – Low: 28
              Saturday: PARTLY CLOUDY
              High: 54 – Low: 35

          • RJ says:

            Damn, I don’t ride my bicycle untill it gets near 60 or over, I rode 13 days last month, not counting the times I had to much other stuff going to ride.

  8. Locke n Load says:

    Gee, this isn’t at ALL disturbing. Yet another reason to NOT live in Illinois. Don’t think it won’t be attempted nationwide at some point…

  9. BaconNeggs says:

    Colorado Sheriff Calmly Responds to Obama’s Grandstanding.

  10. R.D. Walker says:

    Word of the day: Zaftig.

    Look it up.

  11. BaconNeggs says:

    The Legalization of Drugs.
    Came across this interesting video from a point of Freedom and Liberty…

    and found this equally interesting one from a point of economics, liberty and morality.

    See what you think.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      It would help if you wrote a few words telling us what is in the link. We would be far more likely to click.

    • jacksonsdad says:

      When I first watched this movie I never thought it would actually happen. What a sad eventuality….

  12. Jim22 says:

    Worth sharing:


  13. Bman says:

    Reminds me of my slap shot back in the day…

  14. fubar says:

    tourniquets. learn how to apply.

    “mauled by a beaver”

    sounds dirty to me

    • Bman says:

      “mauled by a beaver”..

      Yea, but what a way to go.

      • jacksonsdad says:

        One can only deduce that the guy was aroused. The bite was on the ‘inner thigh’ and you know how those beavers love wood…

        • sortahwitte says:

          I have been chased by a large, angry beaver, but she couldn’t catch me. I thought she had me, but I dove over the bar and fled out the kitchen’s back door.

    • Uke says:

      “On the next episode of The Vagina Dentata Monologues…”

  15. Bman says:

    You’re gonna need a bigger boat….

  16. Greg B says:

    Cracked me up. I will admit, the companies who ridiculously mark up prices still piss me off. And yes, it IS my own fault for not buying sooner. At least the newer stuff. My older stuff I’ve had for years.
    But it’s still funny.

    • Jim22 says:

      Very good. I think we all knew this was coming. After all we saw a lighter version of this right after Obama was elected the first time. It was nearly impossible to find ammunition or reloading supplies; not to mention AR platform guns.

      We are adults when we learn from history. It’s far easier to smoke dope, drink beer, buy video games, and do all the other things that immature people do.

      Mature folks take the initiative and stock up. It doesn’t make any difference if it’s ammo, food, or guns Immature people keep playing the ‘Feel good, rock and roll’ tune and will wind up sucking hind teat. That’s the way it has been for thousands of years. It’s what Darwin was writing about. Those who adapt survive. Those who do not die.

  17. fubar says:

    from Karl Denninger’s market ticker forum:

    “There is a national crisis of federal employees engaged in the child porn industry and a related epidemic at the state level. I’ve documented two states, Vermont and Maine, that appear to be running state protected child trafficking rings with evidence of cops, judges, lawyers, clergy and government employees covering for each other. This kind of racketeering creates powerful, and extremely profitable, pedophile rings.

    Money drives the crime. It is estimated that a criminal willing to molest a child in front of a live webcam can earn $1,000 a night. In Kittery Maine, at the “Danish Health Club,” one bust yielded $6.1 million in “door fees” over a five year period with “prostitutes” earning $12 million. Pimps’ earnings were not reported. The “door man” was a retired police officer whose wife worked in back. This bust happened because of one hard-working IRS agent, Rod Giguere…

    The Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Child Exploitation and Obscenities unit has been, by many accounts, totally disabled under US Attorney General Eric Holder. Mr. Holder even refused to prosecute his own Assistant United States Attorney caught doing child porn on DOJ computers. The IRS wants 4,000 new agents and a $300 million budget to enforce ObamaCare. Instead, these resources should be allocated, entirely, for an IRS Child Exploitation & Trafficking Unit.”

    • fubar says:


      this story has been pulled from denninger’s site. seems the PhD who wrote it is in involved in some nasty child abuse/divorce settlement thing.

      Not sure what’s going on there.

  18. Gager says:

    This is a little alarming.

    43 cases, 11 fatalities. Seems like I recently read a fictional account of an outbreak of something like this.

    • fubar says:

      “A word of caution: The graphic has an error in it for H7N9. This strain has not been found in pigs yet and has no link to the thousands of dead pigs that washed ashore in Shanghai last month.”

      weird. so China has TWO viral emergencies going on then, in the same region, simultaneously, huh? (i’m not sure if it’s called a pandemic if it does not affect humans)

      not that you can believe everything you read, but a few weeks ago i heard that the porcine deaths were being attributed to a circovirus and the death toll was 40,000.

  19. Lerxst says:

    I forget where I found this link but it’s an excellent piece…

  20. R.D. Walker says:


    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $112,214 in federal income taxes for 2012 on adjusted gross income of $608,611, an effective rate of 18.4%, the White House said


    I just completed my taxes. My rate calculated the same way, primarily due to AMT, was 20.8%. I did not make as much as Bronco Bama.

  21. Slaphappypap says:

    I know The Revo is chock full of Country Music fans. I do love hip hop and rap once in awhile. Drudge had a video from Pitbull rapping about his home country of Cuba. Drudge leads that Pitbull is giving Jay-Z and Beyonce some education on the subject of the tyranny that continues with the island. I suggest a listen. It’s pretty cool.

  22. Slaphappypap says:

    Short story from the weekend: Mrs Slap and myself went to a grocery store this weekend that consists of mostly immigrants from Poland and a lot from the Middle East. My wife noticed that every Middle Eastern immigrant was using a EBT card while the Poles were all paying in cash. She was fuming. I was more relaxed with the situation due to the fact that nothing much surprises me anymore due to being more diligent with the way the government is giving away the farm. She was really angry and wants to start voting. She feels it might make a dent. She’s becoming more and more Libertarian every single day. She said how hard we work and how much her mother and father still work. I think she’s paying attention more. It’s kind of refreshing.

    • locke n load says:

      Outstanding. That ought to bring the Republican rolls in Chicago up to about, what, say, 65? Tell her its worthit just the same 🙂

  23. locke n load says:

    Hey Slap (and anyone else in Chicago for that matter), mybrother has finally finagled a way out of the city and is transfering to TEXAS! However, I need to come pack him up in the truck AND his car needs to ridealong as well. I need help. I need a portable dock or a ramp that can be used to drive my brothers car into my trailer… any ideas? Do you know of a ramp in the area or a dock I could do the transfer in? I’m sure theres something in the city but I’ll be damned if I can locate one.

  24. BrunDawg says:

    Bombs go off at fininsh line of Boston Marathon.
    Live feed:

  25. MadBrad says:

    2 bombs have gone off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It looks pretty messy.

  26. Lerxst says:

    Tweet of the Week:

    David Burge @iowahawkblog

    Ben Carson or Kermit Gosnell: guess which doctor the media consider “controversial.”

  27. BrunDawg says:

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is canceling the creation of a new military medal for drone and cyber warriors, and instead wants military leaders to develop a special pin or device that would be attached to already existing medals or ribbons.

  28. BrunDawg says:

    Illinois: I have to sell my large capacity fully-automatic washing machine because of the scary name.

  29. Jim22 says:

    QOTD: “”Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

  30. RJ says:

    Mark Levin reported Ricen envelope was intercepted at a off site postal facility. Was supposedly addressed to some senator.

  31. BigJimTX says:

    A disturbing thought came to mind today when I think about what has happened thus far this week. If one were to assume that the Boston bombing and/or Ricin delivery were false-flag ops, what other events are transpiring this week that the ops would provide media coverage for?

    There is the Gosnell trial, but they have done a good enough job ignoring that anyways.

    The vote on gun bills, but those of us that put that really high on the priority list would only be mildly distracted from it.

    Anybody have any ideas, or should I put the tinfoil hat back in the closet?

    • BigJimTX says:

      Maybe just another excuse (like they need one) to beat up on conservatives and call us murderous fascists?

  32. BigJimTX says:

    For all you wingsuit flight fans:

  33. rj says:

    Hundreds injured, at least 60killed in fertilizer plan.t fire and explosion West Tx

    • BigJimTX says:

      West, TX is just south of Dallas, just north of Waco. Not to be confused of West Texas, which is the middle of nowhere.

      Looks like bad stuff here. Hundreds injured. I have not heard cause of explosion.

  34. Greg B says:

    And in other news, who would have thought this was possible.

  35. Van-a-gram says:


  36. Van-a-gram says:

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ “Professor” Sweet