Friday, October 31, 2014

Silly Marine

Does he not understand that all white, Christians are evil, and it is only Christianity that is to be left out of public schools. I wonder if they had hacksawing off heads as one of the alternative answers to the test question. It is a New England school, so that does explain some of the twisted logic used to brainwash kids into being more understanding of Islam, and other non-christian religions. Times are changing, and not for the better.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Well, that's a pleasant surprise.

Back to work after vacation to full chaos and a heavy work load. Been working ten hour days all week, which isn't bad. Was suppose to work Saturday, and, they scratched my name off of the list. A two day weekend. I can go either way, work or not,but I do like my two day weekends. Rather work ten or twelve hour days all week and have the weekend off, so all is well. Gun show at the 4H center next county over as well. Get to hand out candy to the young little monsters tomorrow. Hard to believe another year is just about done. Have an open house at a house for sale really close to the club I belong to. Be nice to live a couple minutes (walking distance, literally) from the club, and still only a ten minute ride to work. Has a pond in the back yard, and the pond is at the corner of some woods. Nice. Not really looking to move, but, if this one is not a pit, I may be looking into one more move. More property, and I really like the location.

Monday, October 27, 2014

How convenient

Second state, so far....

First Illinois ( no shocker at all there), now Maryland. Of course, since the Demorats gain and it only effects everyone else, calibration issue instead of fraud is the wording picked by our liberal media groups. I do believe if they simply passed a law stating that any and all "calibration errors" would result in mandatory long term jail time for everyone involved starting at the company that installed the machine, this "error" may stop and the demorats may no longer receive a couple hundred percent of the vote in some areas. But, good luck getting anyone to really try to fix a broken system.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thank you Hillary, I knew you could do it :)

Remember Obama's "you didn't build it quote? Well, Hillary gave us hers, and hopefully, she can be beat down with it.

Thanks Hillary. Keep those quotes coming please.

Great mini trip

Headed back up north to my cousin's youngest daughter's wedding. Still can't believe the little ones are grown ups now. Got up there Friday, early in the day and stayed at my brother's new house. Makes the back hurt just looking at all the work he accomplished since my last visit. Back yard is bush hogged down and actually looks like a well maintained lawn. Hard to believe how fast the grass filled in. Most of the dead bushes have been uprooted and disposed of. He even bought a brand spanking new tractor, and I got to drive it. Way cool. Has a bucket on the front, a mower underneath, and a snow thrower on order. Now if he can just put the cappuccino machine in (already comes with beer cup holders. The pole barn is huge. The toys one can put in that. It's nice to sit and watch nature walk by the front window. He has a beautiful view of a small lake out the back porch. You can enjoy watching the ducks and geese come in, without having the mess in your own yard. Quite a nice set up.

Pretty cool and multifunctional piece of equipment. Makes me want to go buy a bigger piece of property so I can go dig some holes:) Glad to see he got something dependable to do the chores. We are getting too long in the tooth to be out there digging and ripping by hand anymore. Besides, where is the fun in that.

Got to catch up with Og and his wife as well. It's always a blast to visit with them. We all went out to a Mongolian restaurant. It was awesome. You pick out from a wide assortment of various meats and veggies and sauces, take what you want, place by the chefs and they fry it up for you while you watch. If it had hooves, a beak, or swam, it was probably available on the buffet. Great eggrolls and deserts. I ate until I hurt, then nibbled a bit more. Didn't get to see the Oglet this time around as she is away at school, and doing quite well from what I heard. It's always a pleasure to visit with the Og clan.

Wish I could have stayed for breakfast on Sunday morning, but, the dog sitter has early pick up hours on Sundays and I like having him around. Didn't want to have to leave him there until Monday evening. He came back a bit on the dirty side, so he had a good time. Have to give him a bath after he recovers a bit. After getting home, he generally naps for the better part of a day recovering. They have their own private runs in their kennel. She also sets up pools for them to play in in the warm weather. Dog toys abound. Gives him a chance to play with other dogs for a while. He is generally pretty wore out when he gets home.

Went to the wedding, which was very nice. The Father who performed the ceremony was very entertaining. I enjoyed the whole wedding. Afterwards, we headed over to my Aunt's house to visit until the reception. My Uncle from out of town was visiting so I got to see them for a while. They both suffered the loss of their dogs over the last couple years, and now both have new pups they are contending with. My Uncle got another Lab which we haven't got to meet yet. My Aunt, who usually gets Brittany Spaniels, got a Boston Terrier, which is more of a Boston Terror. Silly thing reminded me of the Tasmanian Devil cartoon. Moved from chewing on one thing, on to another. It tried shaving my brother's beard with his teeth and proceeded to drool on his shoes. Cute little thing, but I don't know how my Aunt is going to keep up with the little cyclone. The reception was great. Got to catch up with most of what is left of the family. Food was great. Got to visit some with my cousins, which I normally only see when I go up at Christmas time.

Headed out for home right from the reception. Rather peaceful traveling at night. No traffic. Usually have speed traps set up along the way, so I held the cruise about eight miles over the whole way home. Made it within twenty miles of home and someone passed me like I was standing still ( I was doing seventy). Unfortunately for him, officer friendly happened to be traveling the opposite way. Startled me as the cop did a sharp U turn and wound up alongside me, lit the tires and chased the nut job down. Unmarked car, so I didn't know what was happening until the officer finally put his lights on. Got home about 1:30 this morning. Got a call from a friend telling me about a fleamarket today, so I hit that after picking Spike up and dropping him at home. Picked up a dozen files for two bucks. They are in great shape and made in the US as opposed to cheap imports. A little rust coloring, but nothing a wire brush won't clean up.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I am so loving it

Just awesome. Freakin awesome. I hope he continues to fly all over the country "helping" his brethren. He can skip Illinois. Illinois has about as much chance going red as a cow does of flying. However, I sincerely hope Obama goes over and gives Quinn some "help". Who knows, that cow may just fly after all.

Nice show

Biggest Indy1500 I have seen in a really long time. Had some really cool firearms. I refrained from buying any guns this time around, but not for a lack of availability. They Had a table full of double rifles with pictures of the African hunts they were on. I saw three Krags, two at really reasonable prices. PMC Bronze 223 (which I shoot quite regularly) was as low as $8 for a box of 20. All in all, a great show.
I did pick up some tools. One of the hallways leading to a side room had a machinist that was clearing out some of his old tools at really reasonable prices. Picked up a Starett one inch mic for ten bucks. A few Jacobs mini chucks for the mill for five bucks a pop. A boring/threading bar for the lathe for ten bucks, and, a full fractional American made set of drills for twenty bucks. The drills were used, but all were sharpened properly. Guns are great, but so are tools.
The 80% AR lowers are getting quite ridiculous on price. They want $80 for an 80% you finish lower. One table had a drill fixture for making them, for $100. Kinda defeats the purpose. May as well buy a finished one and be done with it at those prices.
I am on vacation now and going to get back on the one I started a few months back. I have the little CNC mill set back up in my office, and the cutter I need for milling the threads. Be something new to try. I have some scrap pieces of aluminum to practice on before cutting the lower. Picked up a billet of aluminum to try and cut a lower out of. Found a program on the web. I want to pick up a block of machineable wax to practice on before doing the billet.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Gun show tomorrow

Today was just sheer relaxation. The dog and I enjoyed some eggs and bacon to get the day off to a good start. After that, not too much. It felt good just to relax, sip coffee, and watch some recorded shows. Tomorrow will be the Indy gun show. Haven't been to one in several months. Not really after anything in particular, just a fun show to look around.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Nine days of relaxation,yes

Work is done, grass is cut, and I am ready to enjoy some R&R. Want to hit the Indy 1500 this weekend. Just not sure which day yet. The Louisville one is going on as well, but I believe I will hit the Indy one this time around. The Louisville one is just a regular gun show, and not the military one that is really cool to go to. Weather is looking cool, but sunny for the foreseeable future, so it looks like I may have picked a good week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I would have bet a lot that this would never happen in time.

The court actually acted extremely promptly to kill the last minute effort by the liberals to allow people without ID's to vote, illegal immigrants and such, and allows for the state of Texas to require ID to vote. I really find it quite laughable that the liberals think the headache involved with getting a birth certificate (it costs $3) puts it as a burden on minorities. Texas GIVES free Id's for voting at no cost to low income people, paid for by taxpayers. You do need to show a birth certificate to obtain one, which makes it harder for the poor illegals to support the democrats, since they don't have one.

Indiana has had this requirement for many years. It is a good rule. Rather ridiculous to even think of not having someone prove who they are in order to vote. Heck, you have to show ID to buy beer. Do the liquor stores place a burden on the poor, seeing how apparently, they have no ID?

Monday, October 13, 2014

The new crowns are in

I am temporarily back to 32 teeth, until I get the wisdom teeth yanked. More fun for the fall.  Monday is at a merciful end. Tornado sirens going off all around. A little sideways rain and a cool looking black sky rolled through. Only four more days until the weekend. Hope to hit Indy up this weekend for the big gun show. Haven't been to the last few. They are always fun. Even if I don't pick up a new firearm, I usually find some decent machinist tools for sale at one of the booths. Good way to start vacation.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rain, rain and more freakin rain....

What a drizzly mess. Suppose to keep up through Wednesday. Don't believe I am going to bother with the machine gun shoot. It will be a muddy mess, especially the parking area.  Probably grab my raincoat and hit the club to help out with the spot shoot for a while. Next weekend is the gun show in Indy, so that should be doable. Indoors, so rain won't effect it. Been a while since I have been to one there. One more week until vacation.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Well, money is fun too, I guess....

Weekend list is out, and I am on it, which means no Saturday machine gun shoot. Bwahhhhhh. Oh well, at least the money will be good. May go Sunday if the weather is good, but they are predicting rain, and a soggy machine gun shoot isn't quite as much fun. Although the gun show is under cover. Have to see how I feel Sunday. One guy is on vacation a couple days early next week which means I have to go in at 5AM on Monday and work ten hour days for the first few days. Have to go in after work Monday to get my permanent crowns installed for just that extra bit of fun. So, I may just have to wait for the spring machine gun shoot. May go to the club and help out with the spot shoot again. Got my hours in, but it's a good time and they need the help. A lot of the members buy out their hours at the end of the year instead of working them, which puts the work load on the other members of the club to keep things functioning. They tried raising the price of the hour buy out to help get volunteers, but changes are voted on and you can't get people to raise their own bill willingly, so, it remains low turnout.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What a great day

Got all my work hours in and then some. Shoot went on a lot longer than most. Weather was perfect. Started in the fifties, went into the sixties and stayed there. I got to hand out shells today, so it kept me busy, but a lot less walking than my usual hanging targets involved. Won't work next weeks shoot, but probably the one after. They go on until the first week in December, so there are still quite a few to go. Had a little rain go through, but I was lucky enough to be under the roof area working. I am really looking forward to next weekend. I love machine gun shoots. If I am off Saturday, I will go to a local steam show as well.
yesterdays gun show was different. They have a new question and hand stamp they use. They check your state of residence and stamp you in or out of state. Apparently to help weed out the Illinoisans. Most vendors won't even fool with anyone from Illinois with their draconian gun laws. Back to work tomorrow. Only a couple weeks until vacation.

53 Degrees

Well, this week is going to feel more like a fall shoot. It's 53 degrees and on the verge of raining. They have free coffee and bean soup (and sometimes chili) so it will be a decent time They will have a few big wood burners going which adds to the enjoyment. The smell of gun powder and burning wood. It will be a lot colder at the next shoot I work after this one. Next week is the machine gun shoot, following week, the Indy 1500, so it will be a few weeks. This time of year, that makes a huge difference. May be some of that white fluffy stuff falling by then. Not ready for winter yet. Seems like the warm weather cycles through a bit faster every year.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Nice relaxing day

Started off the day at the local gun show. Didn't buy anything as the big show is next weekend. After the show, I cleaned the truck and waxed it up. Getting chilly out and nice weather for that kind of thing is running low. Got home and visited the neighbor. He bought his first ever motorcycle. Picked up a Harley sportster to learn on. It is a nice size for learning. I keep toying with getting another motorcycle one day. May sign up for the classes in the spring to see if my back can endure riding anymore. Surely a cheaper way to find out than buying one. They supply bikes for the classes so I would only be out about seventy bucks.

Tomorrow, back to the club to work another spot shoot. This will complete my hours needed for the year. Probably work several more just to help out, and have a bit of fun. Won't be able to work the couple after this one though. The machine gun shoot takes priority over the club shoots. They are just too much fun.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Useless went home and all is well.

Obama got back in his gas guzzling 747 after talking to a couple hundred people, blocking traffic and causing great expense to locals for his security. On the plus side, I am off all weekend and the one of the local gun shows is going on. Almost missed it. Looked online to see when it was coming, and it is already here. Hit it up early and get some biscuits and gravy to start the day off right. One more week until the machine gun shoot. I have a bad feeling looking at the work load that I may have to work that Saturday. I hate going on Sunday as the shoot is winding down and the vendors have been picked over pretty well by then. Next weekend is also the fall thresherman park steam show/fleamarket. Lots to do.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Well, nobody was using it anyway, right?

So we have trouble with ISIS. We have trouble with Ebola, now in the US thanks to not doing a better job securing travel from the infected areas, and the democrats refusing to secure our borders as it would interfere with the self importing of additional demorats. What is Obama doing about it? Numb nuts is coming to my town tomorrow. He is going to help all the local demorats out campaigning. Flying the taxpayer paid 747 with entourage all over the country campaigning. Anyone living in the western part of Indiana, or the eastern side of Illinois, knows route 41 is THE main thouroughfare through the state. Useless will be landing sometime tomorrow (as of yet, no definite time)  and traveling down 41, so, the non democrat populous (aka, the working class/taxpayers) will have to find a way around the main north south through way as it will be shut down for the security of our useless leader as he helps campaign (gag). He spent his unproductive career as senator out campaigning for president. He has spent the vast majority of his presidency out campaigning for both himself, and his co-conspirators. Schools will be letting out real early as to not strand kids with main road shut down. Useless's speech is to a closed audience of overpaid underworked union critters at a small steel mill. People who would blindly vote democrat anyway, being union workers and all. At least he is suppose to be flying back out tomorrow night. Hope they leave the radio off at work tomorrow. All they brayed about on it today was about Obama's big visit tomorrow. Pence is suppose to show up to greet useless. In this day and age, and with fuel being as high as it is, he should be able to do more of his pandering via internet, news media from white house lawn, and teleconferencing. Why he has to fly all over wasting tax payers money just boggles the mind. Only good part about it is, with his ultra low popularity, he may actually do more damage than good as he campaigns for his buddies. One can only hope.