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by Greg
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: New dog
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: New dog

And when the car breaks down, he can carry it.
by Greg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

HTRN wrote:
Greg wrote:So we acquired a cat today.

I think you're confused on who acquired who. ;) :mrgreen:

That may be. He's a smart little devil.

He likes me, but he follows my wife around like a puppy. Almost like he knows where the food comes from.
by Greg
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

So we acquired a cat today. We've wanted one for a while, and finally found a round tuit. He's remarkable, and I say that on day 1. He's friendly, affectionate, asks nicely when he wants something, listens when you tell him not to do something... Cat people will understand, he is remarkably careful ...
by Greg
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: So much for the King of Battle
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: So much for the King of Battle

TheArmsman wrote:
HTRN wrote:
Langenator wrote:But HTRN is right

I never get tired of hearing that. :mrgreen:



Well, yeah, but we might get tired of saying that. :D :D :D


My wife and I have a running joke that the sweetest words in the English language are "yes dear, you were right". :lol:
by Greg
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

My wiggly, curious about everything 7 month old grandson took a nap on me yesterday when everyone else was gone. It was sweaty, slightly uncomfortable, and glorious. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. The only bad thing was that everyone else came back, he woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and... ...
by Greg
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Karen Mallard for Congress
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Karen Mallard for Congress

A lot of you guys comment on MadMike's FB posts.

One of you, iirc, even made the same comment there as here. :lol:
by Greg
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Time to panic?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Time to panic?

Just to add..... You all here are aware of how the Republican establishment shits on its own base. We gripe about it all the time, but we're used to it and anyway, where are we going to go. Years ago, when I had a blog (it's still there - Heartless Libertarian - but I haven't posted in years, and I...
by Greg
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Time to panic?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Time to panic?

Just to add..... You all here are aware of how the Republican establishment shits on its own base. We gripe about it all the time, but we're used to it and anyway, where are we going to go. Now imagine you were a tentative new R voter, and you notice the R establishment seems to like to shit on its ...
by Greg
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

HTRN wrote:If you had bought two pair, you can use a floor jack to get the whole cat off the ground, sorta a poor mans lift...


WTFF are you feeding your cat that you need 4 ton jack stands to get that fucker off the ground?

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Greg
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Time to panic?
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Time to panic?

The answer is one I don't really like, but is nevertheless obvious. Those people didn't so much vote Republican, as vote Trump. And the Republican establishment that continues to fight to undermine Trump at every turn (including the NeverTrumpers we talked about) are doing an excellent job of chasin...
by Greg
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Younger Brother Died Today
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Younger Brother Died Today

I'm so sorry.
by Greg
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Optics Planet to stop selling Mags over ten rounds to "civilians"
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Optics Planet to stop selling Mags over ten rounds to "civilians"

They never ship anything, anyway. They just bill your card.
by Greg
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

https://www.axios.com/scoop-skirmish-in-beijing-over-the-nuclear-football-1518992774-1e7a513d-4190-459d-ad4f-2c8746fecc6f.html It is clear to me that some subset of the Chinese government is looking for a showdown. This is just the latest example of it. I suspect the part that wants it, is desperat...
by Greg
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: The War Room
Topic: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: John Ringo on our dustup w/ the Russians in Syria

Holy crap. Dropping one JDAM is, to paraphrase Bill Whittle, like pressing the God Button. A coordinated drop of a whole B52 load? Or maybe more than one?? They DID that? Shit, half the rulers of antiAmerican shitholes the world over, a little too smug after years of Obama, must have pissed themselv...
by Greg
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

Found a security issue at work today. Wasn't initially 100% sure it was real. Took it to my boss, who is actually technically strong in that area. His reaction was "Hmmmmm. Shit, this is for real. Good catch." Then, after a pause.... "You know you just made a lot of work for everyone,...
by Greg
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Correlation
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Correlation

Indeed. 'Fox Butterfield, call your office' and other similar jabs are a regular occurrence on Instapundit.

But the willfully cognitively impaired remain so.
by Greg
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

It's very interesting to anticipate a VDH column.

https://amgreatness.com/2018/02/11/repu ... rassments/
by Greg
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4034

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

Stick your fingers in your ear scream if you want (which is what your statement is) but it doesn't make Trump an effective executive or a conservative. Ummm..... I don't really care what Trump is. I *care* that he is DELIVERING on promises he made to the conservative base, far more so than anyone h...
by Greg
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4034

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

I find this statement to be bizarre. Why would anyone need "hidden masters" to dislike Trump, especially those above who are being entirely consistent with their policy views? (... and no, I do not dislike some of the specific things he is doing, but I could say the same thing of any othe...
by Greg
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Got something odd
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Got something odd

Steamforger wrote:Zamak durable?

This is my laughing face :lol:


MORE durable. He's comparing to an R51, remember. :lol: :lol: :lol:

A classic new Lemington.
by Greg
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Got something odd
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Got something odd

Cybrludite wrote:Well, there's the whole "price dropped to where it was worth taking the chance" thing. :lol:


That.... Could actually convince me. ;) :lol:
by Greg
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4034

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

Interesting to come back after a while, and see what held up and what didn't. The NeverTrump crowd isn't looking good. Seems they were owned (as in, had a hidden master) even worse than we thought possible. How else to explain the, um, antics, of Jeff Flake and Bill Kristol and such? Outing them ha...
by Greg
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4034

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

As an aside, what Conservative principles, exactly, are at play here? https://constitution.com/arizona-senator-jeff-flake-says-trump-ignore-promise-deport-illegals/amp/ Unless 'oppose whatever Trump says' has been promoted to the status of 'principle', which I deny. There is a REASON Flake is retiri...
by Greg
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Got something odd
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: Got something odd

What exactly has you convinced the second batch is 'better'? :?
by Greg
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4034

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

Interesting to come back after a while, and see what held up and what didn't. The NeverTrump crowd isn't looking good. Seems they were owned (as in, had a hidden master) even worse than we thought possible. How else to explain the, um, antics, of Jeff Flake and Bill Kristol and such? Outing them ha...
by Greg
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The Trump Administration: Day One
Replies: 66
Views: 4034

Re: The Trump Administration: Day One

Interesting to come back after a while, and see what held up and what didn't. The NeverTrump crowd isn't looking good. Seems they were owned (as in, had a hidden master) even worse than we thought possible. How else to explain the, um, antics, of Jeff Flake and Bill Kristol and such? Outing them has...
by Greg
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform

First Shirt wrote:
Greg wrote:
I go to look up reviews, and 'Texas Roadhouse roaches' is one of the top suggested completions. That concerns me.


They aren't bad, properly prepared. Just dip them in ranch dressing or hot sauce.


But I don't like ranch dressing or hot sauce. ;)
by Greg
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform
Replies: 20
Views: 909

Re: TN Officer Kicked Out Of Outback Steakhouse For Being Armed While In Uniform

The best place around here for a steak is Texas Road House. And as I've seen Texas Road House restaurants in Texas... with actual Texans dining and working there... there must be something to it. The closest you should get to an Outback opening in Australia should be the headline "Outback Open...
by Greg
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Anti-Semitism and Cape Town is running out of water
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Anti-Semitism and Cape Town is running out of water

Who knew that living in a fantasy world of hate could have consequences in the real world?

I am shocked.
by Greg
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

I was just thinking.....

I just finished my first week at a new job. Looking at the timing, I may have picked up the flu my first day in the office.

Lovely onboarding gift. :shock:
by Greg
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: the adjustment continues
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: the adjustment continues

Not very demonstrative around here, but this crowd makes good listeners.
by Greg
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: You're an idiot!
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: You're an idiot!

Or too honest for his own good.
by Greg
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

Enza is here, the bitch. She caught a flight in around Thursday or so. I was just dismissing it as a bad cold until the fever shot way up last night. Swab test today confirmed influenza B. I'm covered in misery (if anyone recognizes the song). I'll be fine in a few days, but today.... I took a nap o...
by Greg
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 47
Views: 2091

Re: Deep Thoughts

SoupOrMan wrote:I was given an ultimatum but I had to ask if they had something better.


So they really gave you a penultimatum?
by Greg
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

The ATF I'd put on to try to fake a penetrating oil made it come out quite easily once the grips got it moving, though. ATF has a better ability to "creep" than any other penetrating oil, even kroil (which comes in at number 2), unfortunately, it stains and is carcinogenic. :ugeek: I find...
by Greg
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

Hunh. That is surprising. I only asked about Washington square, as its become ground zero for weirdness in Manhattan. Become? It was a freak show 30 years ago. Every surreal experience I've had in Manhattan has been within 8 blocks of the square. Have you ever had a surreal experience in Manhattan,...
by Greg
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

Hunh. That is surprising. I only asked about Washington square, as its become ground zero for weirdness in Manhattan. Become? It was a freak show 30 years ago. Every surreal experience I've had in Manhattan has been within 8 blocks of the square. No doubt. And it was a freak show 30 years ago when ...
by Greg
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Caught a RAT yesterday.
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Caught a RAT yesterday.

Arrest yourself. You robbed them. ;)

Nice deal!
by Greg
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

HTRN wrote:Hunh. That is surprising. I only asked about Washington square, as its become ground zero for weirdness in Manhattan.


Become? It was a freak show 30 years ago.
by Greg
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 3493-77435

I saw this today and thought of some folks here. 7+ acres, 30x50' concrete floor 'barn' with its own separate 200 amp electric service..... Oh and a house. Pretty area. 180k.
by Greg
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

HTRN wrote:I did the impossible Thursday..

I beat a NY speeding ticket. :shock:

Got the car back yesterday morning. 550 dollars. :x


That is impossible. There *has* to be a story there.
by Greg
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Bigger than Watergate?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Bigger than Watergate?

OK, I was getting too pessimistic and argumentative. Never seen that before. :? There is a good way this does matter. And that is to the conviction and morale of the remaining sane people. Another reminder that opposing the left is the absolutely correct thing to do, that the left has achieved unpre...
by Greg
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Bigger than Watergate?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Bigger than Watergate?

Much bigger. And I'm afraid it won't matter. Look at how many people *voted* for Hillary, knowing full well what she is, and just not giving a fuck. Although it does matter in that it pushes the needle that much closer to a Convention of States or a Lexington and Concord moment. So it's gone from '...
by Greg
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Bigger than Watergate?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Bigger than Watergate?

Much bigger.

And I'm afraid it won't matter. Look at how many people *voted* for Hillary, knowing full well what she is, and just not giving a fuck.
by Greg
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 47
Views: 2091

Re: Deep Thoughts

Weetabix wrote:A lot of people say when they get tattoos, "I love art. But art can be lost or stolen. This art will always be with me."

Maybe. But you could still lose either in a bad fire.


There's a fat joke in there somewhere, too.
by Greg
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 10mm Magnum
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: 10mm Magnum

Ive mentioned it here before, mostly in relation to the idea of necking it down to 9mm/.357 and shooting it in an ar carbine ( how does a 158 grain hollow point at north of 2000ft/sec grab ya?), using form dies from 9x25 dillon and a spacer. I have a feeling that bullet would be a frangible upon im...
by Greg
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

I stank corrected. I thought the 617 was on the N frame 617 is a K frame. I have a six shot version with 6" barrel, it shoots it's got eyes of it's own. In theory, the six shot version is more accurate due to fewer chambers and therefore less chamber variation. :ugeek: So you're on record as a...
by Greg
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Illinois AG candidate robbed at gunpoint
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Illinois AG candidate robbed at gunpoint

Talk about your community outreach.
by Greg
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Mom has passed.
Replies: 19
Views: 876

Re: Mom has passed.

I'm sorry.
by Greg
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: 22 revolver for plinking 3" J frame vs 4" N Frame

I have a 4" 10 shot 617, but it's an L frame (er, no, K frame, but it's similar in size and weight to the L frame 686. Full underlug, heavy.). I love it. The main downside is, it's heavy. But that also makes it very steady, and reduces recoil to really negligible levels. So the weight isn't pur...
by Greg
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2499

Re: The Gun Safe thread

Funny, just when I also am finally getting around to looking at something more secure than the gym locker type Stack-On cabinet I have now. Let me save you some money. Keep your Stack-On. And hanging out around the edge of the locked door, artfully drape a couple of very dirty athletic socks and a ...
by Greg
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2499

Re: The Gun Safe thread

Weetabix wrote:Sadly, the nearest Costco is 200 miles away and I can't fit big. Maybe Greg could bring me one.

But thanks for the encouragement. ;)


Funny, just when I also am finally getting around to looking at something more secure than the gym locker type Stack-On cabinet I have now.
by Greg
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: The Gun Safe thread
Replies: 40
Views: 2499

Re: The Gun Safe thread

Netpackrat wrote:HTRN, I would tell you that you are an evil fucker, but you probably get that a lot.


He's OUR evil fucker. :lol:
by Greg
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Bundy charges dismissed
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Bundy charges dismissed

You really have to wonder at the sorts of things they were convinced they could get away with, how untouchable they felt.

And what sorts of things they're *already* gotten away with, that led them to feel so untouchable.

And how much of this would ever have come out if Hillary won.
by Greg
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Interesting take on Iran
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Interesting take on Iran

Maybe I'm just not a good intel geek, but I can't see any way that this works out for the Iranian people under their current government, or any of the likely replacement governments. At some point, you're too far into the dive to pull out. The combination of ecological and demographic "issues&...
by Greg
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Be advised: Inshallah is not a substitute for proper gun safety.
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Be advised: Inshallah is not a substitute for proper gun safety.

I wonder if the Number 2 man in Hamas or the Mossad was "helping" clean his gun. This seems more likely. Hamascide. Something like, "He was found face down shot 3 times in the back of the head. Clearly he had an accident while cleaning and inspecting his weapon. Coroner can verify.&q...
by Greg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?

I was stupid enough to visit Canada in January. I once drove to monneapolis, on new years eve, weqring only a leather motorcycle jacket, to help a buddies brother move . Going there wasnt so bad in a packed van, but coming home in an empty van was another story, the heater xouldnt keep up for that ...
by Greg
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Update on "hiding" sailor
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Update on "hiding" sailor

308Mike wrote:
Greg wrote:Poster child of a healthy, robust, thriving institution.

All it takes is a bad CO or EX to ruin the entire unit.


Problem is much bigger than one ship. The posted article makes that clear.
by Greg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: You call this prepared?
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: You call this prepared?

You know, I thought we'd got past the whole "First thing you need is an eight-figure net worth" school of survivalism (in reference to the original link, not to any comments here). :| Well if you want to get on the fast track to *having* an 8-figure net worth, one way to do that is to off...
by Greg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Update on "hiding" sailor
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Update on "hiding" sailor

Poster child of a healthy, robust, thriving institution.
by Greg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: UK Police Going to Stop Investigating Minor Crimes
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: UK Police Going to Stop Investigating Minor Crimes

The inverse of broken windows policing.

I wonder what's going to happen.

Just kidding, I already know.
by Greg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Xmas 2017 Loot
Replies: 33
Views: 1412

Re: Xmas 2017 Loot

Weetabix wrote:I forgot to mention. I gave my son a lower and a rifle kit. We built it today. I confessed that he could have built it by himself, but part of the gift was selfish - building it together meant I got to have him over and have a small project together. :D


Oh well done. :)
by Greg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Xmas 2017 Loot
Replies: 33
Views: 1412

Re: Xmas 2017 Loot

Got some Amazon gift cards. Family came over for lunch and my lesbian aunt gives everyone a pair of scissors. Scissors. I had to excuse myself for a bit. You can't make this shit up Is that so they can cut off all their boobs?? Asking people to cut off other people's body parts is a recipe for comb...
by Greg
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: Winter 2017-18: A harbinger of things to come?

It is warmer at mcmurdo than my current location. FUCK WINTER. :evil: Yeah I haven't seen temperatures like this since the time I was stupid enough to visit Canada in January. (In fairness it was only Nova Scotia, so still much warmer than the upper Plains.) Though it's interesting when you recalib...
by Greg
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call
Replies: 21
Views: 1217

Re: Wichita PD Murder Unarmed Man At Fake SWAT Call

According to what I've read on the internetz, the Kansas State BCI doesn't tend to whitewash shootings by local police officers. Sounds like both the cop and the caller need to go to prison over this. The Wichita police department also needs to fire everyone who trained these cops. Responding to a ...
by Greg
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Huma Abedin's cousin convicted of fraud
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Huma Abedin's cousin convicted of fraud

To clarify, the guy who was just convicted is Omar. He has a brother named Irfan, who is also being prosecuted for big time fraud. I went to high school with an Irfan. How common a name is that? (The full name, I left out the last name.) There's a fair amount of other circumstantial evidence that th...
by Greg
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Huma Abedin's cousin convicted of fraud
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Huma Abedin's cousin convicted of fraud

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/28/humas-cousin-who-partnered-with-russian-donald-trump-convicted-of-fraud-tampered-with-case-by-deleting-emails/ Pretty big time fraud, in league with a Russian real estate type. I'm not 100% sure it's the same guy, but there is strong circumstantial evidence that I w...
by Greg
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: Ruger Brings Back Pistol Carbine

Reaction to it has been funny. On another forum, folks would complain that if you gave them free suitcases of cash, that the bills were too new|old|large|small.
by Greg
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Xmas 2017 Loot
Replies: 33
Views: 1412

Re: Xmas 2017 Loot

Pretty much just a new cell phone, a bit of 'Merry Christmas to me'. But that's plenty.
by Greg
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

I have a couple of devices in a room that are connected to the rest of my network over a wireless bridge. One of those devices, well I don't touch it much. I just noticed the other day it was running Debian 6. Yes, 6. So now it's running Debian 9, and doing just as little as it did before. Except it...
by Greg
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Now this is just fun!
Replies: 16
Views: 1087

Re: Now this is just fun!

Loaned my full-size kit to a friend to try on his Ruger 1911, and he says it works like a charm. Now he wants to buy it. Not happening! :lol: You guys are killing me. I have the 22lr conversion kit for my 229's, but I haven't taken one to the range in.... so long I'm not sure I remember exactly how...
by Greg
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses
Replies: 27
Views: 1312

Re: Philly to ban bullet resistant windows in businesses

Makes perfect sense when you stop and ask yourself, "what is her constituency?".
by Greg
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Replies: 47
Views: 2091

Re: Deep Thoughts

First Shirt wrote:
What happened to WD-1 through -39?


Or Preparation C.
by Greg
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Explosion at NYC Port Authority
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Explosion at NYC Port Authority

Vonz90 wrote:
First Shirt wrote:Nah, he's from Bangladesh. Obviously Lutheran.


Except for the blowing himself up bit, it could be.

https://blogs.lcms.org/2016/lcms-provid ... bangladesh


No, not really. :)

I know Japanese Catholics, but it's not the way to bet.
by Greg
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: School Me On Classic Cocktail Ingredients
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: School Me On Classic Cocktail Ingredients

I've been slowly building a basic bar at home, too. Sometimes you just want a drink, or you have grownup company. I bought the 'American style' Kirkland vodka just the other day. 13 bucks for 1.75l of brand-name-quality vodka. Made myself a John Daly. It's an alcoholic Arnold Palmer (get it?!?). Ver...
by Greg
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Explosion at NYC Port Authority
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Re: Explosion at NYC Port Authority

There's video. Some wannabe suicide bomber (?) blew up. He had a crappy bomb and only he was injured. He's alive and in custody.
by Greg
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

I don't know knife terminology like the rest of you, but here goes. I like the weight and the size. The shape of the scales is quite comfortable. Compound grind (? based on a quick google). The whole thing is pretty, and the price was right so that I won't be afraid to use it. :D That looks really ...
by Greg
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Police Murder
Replies: 5
Views: 547

Re: Police Murder

Yes, this is really bad. Horrifying type bad.
by Greg
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Ron Johnson is an idiot
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Ron Johnson is an idiot

I'm unhappy about losing a $2500 deduction every year. I hope the increased individual exemption will offset that loss, but it makes the increase for the individual exemption much less effective in my case. This bill is also extremely unfriendly to anyone still trying to get an education. A friend ...
by Greg
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Ron Johnson is an idiot
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Ron Johnson is an idiot

I'm unhappy about losing a $2500 deduction every year. I hope the increased individual exemption will offset that loss, but it makes the increase for the individual exemption much less effective in my case. This bill is also extremely unfriendly to anyone still trying to get an education. A friend ...
by Greg
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Ron Johnson is an idiot
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Ron Johnson is an idiot

Netpackrat wrote:Asshole needs to just croak already.


He seems to exist for the sole purpose of preventing his constituents from getting what they want.

And they love that shit. They eat it with a spoon.
by Greg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

blackeagle603 wrote:I see Damascus blades like BBQ guns. Nice to have a show off for carry at times.


It's totally subjective. And I know I'm, um, anomalous. :)

I've seen Damascus blades that I thought were quite lovely, which would tie in with the idea of a prettier-than-normal thing for certain occasions.
by Greg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Ron Johnson is an idiot
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Ron Johnson is an idiot

Vonz90 wrote:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/28/us/politics/republican-victory-may-rest-once-again-with-mccain-this-time-on-taxes.html

Yes, McCain is an idiot too.


He goes well beyond 'idiot'.
by Greg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus. Oops. 8-) Did you get the last one? :) Dunno, but the one I got was D2, and it was the last of that model(?). A bushcraft knife that looked like a good general purpose knife. I have one smallish fixed blade in D2 and I like it ...
by Greg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Weetabix wrote:
Greg wrote:Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus.

Oops. 8-)


Did you get the last one? :)
by Greg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: National reciprocity bill
Replies: 11
Views: 737

Re: National reciprocity bill

MiddleAgedKen wrote:Think it's got a whelk's chance in a supernova once it gets to the Senate?


Not if it needs a vote from McMaverick.
by Greg
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale
Replies: 17
Views: 1382

Re: Sam Houston Knives close-out sale

Sorry to hear about the owner. Finding out you have cancer in your bones by having a bone break doing something otherwise ordinary, then being dead 3 months later..... Terrible.

Looks like all the D2 knives are gone, and all that's left is Damascus.
by Greg
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

Does anyone happen to know anything about some contrail oddness going on today? First we noticed one set of high altitude contrails that appeared to be made be planes flying essentially in line abreast. That was odd enough. Then a little while later we noticed a set of *4* parallel contrails, being ...
by Greg
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/opinion/sunday/what-if-ken-starr-was-right.html?src=twr There is a common liberal argument that our present polarization is the result of constant partisan escalations on the right — the rise of Newt Gingrich, the steady Hannitization of right-wing media. Some of ...
by Greg
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Health care spending is a measure of consumption, not cost
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Health care spending is a measure of consumption, not cost

There are regulatory and compliance issues that drive up costs, we can't ignore those completely. But yes I can believe it. We use a hell of a lot of health care, and have come to expect it. Which is actually a problem, because anything subsidized you'll get more of and anything 'free' will be waste...
by Greg
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Coup in Zimbabwe
Replies: 15
Views: 1072

Re: Coup in Zimbabwe

blackeagle603 wrote:Private property rights (and respect thereof) being fundamental to economic health? Who'd a thunk it?


Grownups.
by Greg
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

As time goes by, I more and more strongly feel I ought to learn Python. I recently decided to try C because that's what the "experiments" that came with my Raspberry Pi starter kit have code for. Of course, they also have the Python code. Why is Python better than C or C better than Pytho...
by Greg
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

Weetabix wrote:Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.


I did, however, just recently buy a comfy chair.
by Greg
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

As time goes by, I more and more strongly feel I ought to learn Python.
by Greg
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

I mostly use FB to keep up with what my kids are doing. FB sends emails regularly. Today, it said, "See who likes your Facebook page." I don't give a crap who likes my Facebook page. I can't remember the last time I posted something there. :| I like FB. I use it as a valuable crutch. I us...
by Greg
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: Obama's Presidential "Library" to have no books, papers

First Shirt wrote:It doesn't need printed material, since most of his supporters are illiterate anyway.


Nah, I'm sure he'd love to display just everything, but all the records are sealed. It's out of his hands.
by Greg
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: "Wedge Issues"
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: "Wedge Issues"

Otherwise known as highlighting conservative things on which a majority of voters agree but Democrats dislike. Also known as good politics. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-11-06/why-democrats-race-baiting-often-backfires Well it certainly did not work. The GOP was down across the board...
by Greg
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Texas church shooting
Replies: 59
Views: 2240

Re: Texas church shooting

g-man wrote:
Jered wrote:Yahoo is reporting that the Air Force didn't put this guy into NICS.


The AF already admitted they didn’t put him in NICS appropriately. Wow. There are definitely some careers circling the bowl over that.


You'd like to think that, certainly. But I don't understand why you think it's likely.
by Greg
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4546
Views: 341940

Re: Does not follow...

Got caught outside when it started to hail today. Wasn't even very large hail.

It hurt, especially the ones that got me in the head. Left small welts all over my back. Yay.

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