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July 02, 2012


Minimalist Poster

FIRST, I would like to say, that it is a lousy T-shirt, no matter who's wearing it. It would be difficult to wear such a T-shirt with pride under these circumstances . . .

James D.

What's ironic is that, with the "Compare and Contrast" that Jane posted in the Roberts Switched thread - where the Romney campaign is asking for donations to help people post-storm, it's greedy, soulless conservatives who are going to donate and volunteer to help victims of the storm, while the recipients are going to be people who vote 70% Dem and who would probably shash your tires if you lived in the area and dared to put a Romney bumpersticker on your car.


Thanks for posting this, TM. Romney is a good guy.


If y'all have not seen it Watts Up With That has the video of the storm building up to be so devastating.

Quite a graphic.

Reminds me of Atlanta in 1995 after hurricane strength winds from Opal came through here. Unexpected.

Hubby drove in it because a client had subcontracted to them without informing anyone. If service had gone down it would have been apparent service was really in ATL instead of as advertised.

People always forget only an owner would take that kind of risk to preserve a lucrative relationship.

Dave (in MA)

At least it doesn't carry an implied obscenity based on a Slow Joe gaffe.


C'mon, the guy's been working tirelessly to stop the rise of the oceans....


I think Obama's pants have the nicest crease.


2nd full day of polling post Roberts Rule of Disorder and right on track once again, Zero drops in approval.

Soon it will become clear to the skeptical that Obamacare which brought down Pelosi in 2010 with such terrible swiftness, is now a storm heading straight for Zero and Dinghy Harry. There aint much they can do to prevent it.

Jim Eagle

Tee shirt, did someone say Tee shirt?


Roberts Rule of Disorder!! funny!


Reese Schonfeld (former CNN honcho) writing at PuffHo claims he can predict elections based on cable news ratings (cites prior 3 elections). He compares FNC ratings to the consolidated liberals' (CNN, MSNBC, HLN) ratings. FNC is winning so far.

He says he hopes that the younger voters tuning out cable news are paying attention via social media, but he isn't sure.

In the past three elections, I have forecast the winners accurately by comparing the number of viewers watching Fox News with viewers watching the liberal combination. In all three of the cases, I got it right. Now, I think everything's different, there's no question fogies still go for Fox News, but just maybe, younger people, particularly 18-34s, are paying little attention to cable news, and spending more time on the internet where they respond to pings from Facebook, Yahoo, The New York Times or Twitter. Maybe if large numbers of them vote, they can overcome fogies and make the 2012 election extremely interesting. If that doesn't happen, the latest cable ratings indicate that Romney is in the lead and President Obama will have a hard time catching up.

Of course, he offered no proof of his prognosticating abilities other than saying he has them. heh.


And of course praying that the yutes are going to bail his home team out.

Obamacare has jazzed up Republicans and the intensity factor does not seem to be factored in anywhere, even at Rasmussen who has been tracking it daily but does not seem to reflect it anywhere in his model.


Reese Schonfeld gets a two fer on this one. He gets to explain to a sympathetic audience that the yutes are outside his model, but he will definitely claim he was dead on right when the tsunami happens and the Democrats are washed out of the WH and Senate and relegated to a cloak closet in the House.


Maybe it should be Roberts Rule of Odor?


I’m a firm believer that most of the US populace want to be left alone.

Most especially they don’t want to hear about politics at least until the conventions and even then they can go to ESPN to block it out.

We have reached the age of media saturation where no amount of money will let you into people’s lives.

Obama has invested heavily into data mining so he can get close and personal with the American people who just want him to leave them alone.

I expect hilarity to ensue.


Well, neo, the "pass on your wedding and birthday presents, so that your friends and family can send me money instead," was a real winner.


Neo that is true as far as it goes but there are also a buttliad of folks that want the fed gov to bother OTHER people. They don't like fatties, gays, people who use the wrong fencing, people who don't show sufficient fealty to global warming fixes etc. they are perfectly happy to have the Feds bother them and or use the fed gov to bother them.


ABC Gushes Over John Lewis, Who Once Compared the GOP to Nazis: A 'Hero' and 'Legend'

Just a reminder that Rep. John Lewis along with Reps. Andre Carson, Emanuel Cleaver, & James Clyburn were the liars about the March 20th, 2010 Tea Party Rally. They slandered concerned Americans.

Melinda Romanoff


Clyburn is doing yeoman's service with the tarps on Issa's Committee. I'm sure he's the reason certain things are getting slipped into The Congressional Record, which just happen to totally expose his lies.

Coincidence, I'm sure.


ccal, you sure that wasn't Reese Witherspoon?


The Romney campaign is also doing the same with regards to storm relief in Ohio. I think I read that one of their campaign buses is there and they are loading it up to deliver supplies where they are most needed.

James D.

That's really classy.

It also ought to be one of the lead stories on the news, but I think we all know it won't be.


CINCINNATI -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign pitched in Sunday on storm relief efforts in Ohio, where severe storms and high winds knocked out power to nearly a million people and a state of emergency was declared.

Spokesman Chris Maloney said the state campaign headquarters in Columbus was open Sunday for donations of water, flashlights, non-perishable foods and other items. A Romney bus that's in Ohio this week for campaign office openings will be diverted Monday and Tuesday to deliver supplies to shelters, fire stations and churches in hard-hit areas.


Pretty sure, MaryD - although Witherspoon or Schonfeld, not a whole lot of difference.


So, he predicted W would win twice, or was he was the one who though Gore or Kerry would become President,


About what I thought;



It's a tough call, brunette is probably more understated

I hate using their own idiocy against them, grin;



When found money finds you, you know it is going to be a good day. Found money just found me to the tune of $3000. How exciting is that? Turns out someone made a major error when finalizing the sale of my house, which as some will remember was a fire sale to keep me out of foreclosure and in which I took a major financial bath that I have yet to fully recover from.

This found money will take my "Freedom Fund" to near what I need to finally get out of Calif. I'm so excited, I want to shout from the rooftops.


So Obama wants all the cool kids to wear wife beaters? Are gimme caps next?


That picture was Obama? I thought it was Skittles all growed up.


Congratulations, Sara! I'm shouting with you.


Great news Sara,

I hope you get to move soon!


Is everyone in the path of the storm ok?


glad to hear your news, Sara. Sad to see you go.


Sara, that's great.


The President had no comment, but was seen fleeing the site wearing a chef's hat and with barbecue tongs in one hand. LUN


Congrats Sara.


Congratulations Sara, hope you can get out of that hell hole soonest.


Had the AC man in last week.
R22 freon is now $80 a pound.
Typical hose has 10 to 12 pounds.


Congrats, Sara. Any idea where you're going?

Rick Ballard

The McConnell quote is a dice and splice. He also says the CJ authorized a referendum and he intends to follow the results.

I find the dice and splice entirely consonant with the holdings of the Shimmer Decision. It provides the appropriate sweet shine to Senator McConnell's comments.


The Newsroom has been renewed, after two episodes, searching for that 'ever more selective'audience.

Frau Fuchs oder Stachelschwein

Sara, congratulations and I'm sorry to know that you will not be so close any more. (Although the on- and off ramps in Temecula are bears.)

Where ever you go, there JOM is!


Sweet, Sara! Love that your steps are in a favored direction.


CNN commissions a poll by ORC International and it finds a problem for the Won in the battleground states. IN A RV POLL. WHOA Here:

About a third of all Americans live in states that are not considered safe Republican or safe Democratic strongholds, including toss-ups states (like Florida and Ohio) as well as states that lean toward one presidential candidate but could ultimately wind up voting for his rival. In those 15 "battleground states," the poll indicates that Romney currently has a 51%-43% advantage over the president among registered voters, if the election were held today.


Couple that with this release from RAS today:

All that did was energize conservatives,” declared Rasmussen in an exclusive interview on Monday. “The conservative interest in the election was already much higher than that of moderates and liberals. It went up to really stratospheric levels right after the ruling. We don’t know if that will continue or if it’s just a temporary response to the news cycle.”


Was cleaning out some bookmarks and came across this tribute to PUK. Will be keeping this one. Thanks hit!



Posting to see what html errors MB made. I'll correct them if I can.

Only one voice, always saying 'no'.

I think that voiceinhead thread is available from the Peter Bocking link on the left sidebar.


You are quick, Kim. Here is hit's link:


At least I think this is the right one.

Beasts of England

O/T @ Ignatz - I bought a Browning Belgium 16 ga. (not a Sweet Sixteen) with a 'shell loader' number of X23741. The safety is not the typical round push-through button at the rear of the trigger guard, but an inset, curved rectangular double-button (push-through) on the front top of the trigger guard. Has the FN inside the oval, plus elaborate PV maker's marks on the slide, above/right of the receiver release button, and on the barrel behind the 2 3/4" shell marking. Any resources for identifying the year of manufacture? Not an Ogden barrel mark (St. Louis and Montreal). I'm thinking early 1930's? Believe I got a good deal...


Speaking of Extreme Weather...

Last night did the Indy run. Was a big almost full moon and excellent visibility.

Near the Canadian/US Border ran into a massive line of thunderbumpers reaching from the ground to @45,000 feet. Thinking how to describe it, it looked to me like a huge Subway sandwich (a hero, grinder, or hoagie, depending from where you're from in America.) It started just north of Fargo and extended due east for about 200 miles. Onboard Radar was showing ominous red, but It did show 2 small gaps possibly worth attempting to punch thru, but having had almost 2 months off for vacation I was rational and unwilling to take the chance on shooting the cracks, and ATC said that their radars showed it was building fast anyway.

So we turned south towards Fargo and did about a 400 mile detour around the thing, but it is amazing to be reminded again of the magnificent power of our planet. Wish I could share the view.

Beneath the top bun, where all the meatballs or deli meats would be, the charged atmosphere was continually erupting in massive light bursts and electric slivers of lightning. Continually. There wasn't a second when there weren't 2 or 3 massive bursts of energy erupting just to the left of us. If we had been foolish enough to try to slide through it, I fear we would have been like a little pinball in a pinball machine getting whacked by the electronic bumpers---No Fun!

Anyhow, simply an amazing sight. We shut off all the internal lights and just watched the amazing show. The detour delayed us I guess about 20-30 minutes, but happily after the quick limo to the hotel, I was able to dash down to a local pub for a couple pints of Guinness before last call at 3 AM.


Jim Eagle


Well thanks for doing that. I appreciate it so much I'm taking up running Marathons just so I can buy me some cheap Nikes.


Reminded me of John MacGee's famous poem:

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Jim Eagle

For GMAX and Rick Ballard:

Forty-Seven percent of Polling Stats in Headlines are made up on The Spot


Daddy-- thanks for the photo. You have the best job, evah.

Rick Ballard


I make it 53.7%.

I'm rather curious as to the basis for some recent comments saying Obama is strengthening in the polls. He's down month over month in the Gallup RV average and also with Rasmussen in the month over month LV average.

It's clear the electorate is responding to The Last Oligarch with less fervor than his apologists had hoped but ABO still has brand dominance due to the overall defects and generally poor quality of the second choice.


RickB-- ABO is proving to be a strong and lasting brand. All ABO has to do is to keep the message clear and simple-- jobs, debt, repeal O-Care, increase energy production and ABO is a winning brand.


--Any resources for identifying the year of manufacture?--

My Blue Book says the pre war 16 ga serial # range was 1-126,745 so it presumably would be fairly early on.
I would think most Browning forums could tell you the exact year.
If not, the Browning factory is very good about answering inquiries with an official factory letter stating year and configuration.
Always liked the A 5. My uncle used one with almost all the bluing gone and the stock worn smooth with use.

Melinda Romanoff


Obamacare spokesman has died.

Andy Griffith (1926-2012)

Manuel Transmission

I remember going with my dad to buy his A-5 back when I was little. I have it now and bought a new (Japanese) barrel with tubes so I could shoot skeet with it. It is not mint, but pretty sweet for 60+ years.

Melinda Romanoff


I learned to shoot with that in the light 20 when it came out. Good thing too, because I wasn't very big back then.


--I have it now and bought a new (Japanese) barrel with tubes so I could shoot skeet with it. It is not mint, but pretty sweet for 60+ years.--

Yeah, an A 5 magnum with a Miroku barrel is on my list for waterfowling.


Apparently, BG&E has it 61% restored, Dominion Power 67% restored, but DC's own PEPCO is lagging with 43% restored.

Beasts of England

The same pawn shop - rural Alabama - had a 12 ga. and a 12 ga. magnum, both BB A5s. I was interested in the magnum, but the stock had been refinished (in my opinion).

I paid $700 for the 16 ga. The 12 ga. was available for the same price, the magnum for a hundred more.

Thanks, Ignatz! Hard to believe we're only sixty days or so from dove season. The 16 ga. will be ready, although my BB A5 20 ga. will be wondering what it did wrong. Other than miss a bunch of birds! lol

hit and run

I'll never catch up -- but that storm hit us in the middle of WV. Leaves and branches all over the interstate, straight winds like I've never driven through. Kept thinking maybe we should pull over -- but as long as cars in the opposite side of the interstate were headed toward us, we kept going.

We've been through much worse storms in terms of rain -- but that wind was something. Really something.

Happy 4th -- see you on more recent threads if I can navigate my way there.

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