Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dems need more voters...

Holiday weekend coming up. I will probably head to the bank, show my ID and cash a check. I will probably drop off and pick up some beer, again showing my ID. If I smoked, I would go pick up cigs, again being asked for an ID. SOOOOOOOOOO, why  is it that Texas can not require a photo ID for people to cast a vote. The screwed up Judicial morons ruled it put an undo burden on the poor, to have an ID?????????? Really. What on earth do they use for getting their welfare handouts,food stamps and other give me's. How does anyone survive without an ID of sorts in this day and age. And what grounds can be used to deny a state that is only trying to prevent voter fraud....Especially the poor states that share a border with mexico. This country is screwed. Too many liberals in charge. Guess the Obama crowd wants to make sure they have enough padding to pull off another four miserable years of ineptitude.  I would think ALL states would have a requirement in place requiring state issued ID showing you are a LEGAL citizen. Indiana does, and until recently, I thought all states did.Wonder if I could go down to mexico and bitch enough where they would let me vote for their next dictator president. No. Probably just get my a$$ thrown in their jail for being there illegally.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Monday

It was a great, fun filled three day weekend. Then, there was Monday......ARGHHHH......I hit the gun show Saturday, and on the way in, I get a call from work where one of my machines died and he needed help programing the other OD grinder to do the job that was in the other one. I go in today to find my OD grinder down, the neighboring CNC ID decided it didn't want to be left out, so it too threw in the towel. My CNC ID grinder then decided if the other machines were getting a vacation, it was too, so it shit a battery on it's driver board. Why a bad battery on a FANUC board would disable the machine I have no clue, but it did. Lucked out and the new purchasing guru actually does his job. I gave him the battery and he headed down the road and got me a replacement within an hour. I am not use to that kind of response. Our old purchasing guy sat on PO's and orders, or just lost them. By days end, I cobbled my two machines back to working order, but, the neighboring Okuma is still vacationing. It seems like anytime I take a little extra time off, the machines decide to crash. OD is back up with limited ability until part comes in, hopefully tomorrow. Hope tomorrow improves. I am already for the weekend. Hopefully a three day weekend, but I am not holding my breath.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to the Follies

Hit the follies for a few hours this morning. Picked up a few more tools. The AC unit for the Mustang was gone. The pork chop sandwiches were very good. Weather was looking a little grim. I did time it perfectly. No sooner than I got in the car to leave, the rain came. It was a great weekend. You can't beat cars,guns and more cars. I did find out (too late to do any good) about Terre Haute's diesel extravaganza event. Have to keep it in mind for next year. I saw a crowd while coming back from Indy yesterday, but didn't know what it was. This weekend was packed with events. Not ready to go back to work....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cars, guns then, cars again....YES

Hit the Follies yesterday, then, woke up this morning and hit the Indy gun show then back to the Follies tomorrow. It was great meeting up with my brother and Og. It was a really nice day. Got to catch up and visit, and see lots of guns and accessories. Kept it cheap today. I only bought a gun case for my AR and some smoked cheese and meats. I did manage to get out without snagging some chocolate. I checked out the bump fire kit for the AR. A couple of the kids at work keep looking at them and had some questions. I did find out that they will work with the .22 conversion kit if you use high velocity ammo and a light touch. Don't see me buying one at $400 for the kit, although it does look like a whole lot of fun. After the show, we all went to Cracker Barrel for some chicken fried steak and some great conversation. Thanks again for dinner bro and nice seeing you guys again. It is always nice to see my brother and Og.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day at Frog Follies

Got up early and hit the road. It is only about five minutes down the street. Spent about five hours walking around over there. The place is huge. Picked up some small tools and some literature for some items of interest. Weather is perfect. It is hot, but not as hot as it usually is for the Follies, so I was able to take in alot more than I usually do. Bumped in to one of the guys from work who has been on vacation all week. It was a great time. Probably hit it again on Sunday for a while. Tomorrow is the Indy 1500 gun show.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

One more work day

One more day, and then, it's Frog Follies. Best car show around. Plan on hitting it Friday. Leaning toward the 1500 table gun show in Indy for Saturday, then back to the Follies on Sunday. I always enjoy the car show. There is way too much to see in  just one day. I You never know what you will come home with.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I finally got off my tail and started the gate repair. I dug the hole for the gate post. I could only go about eighteen inches deep before I hit something metal. Not sure which utility it was. I dug with a little hand shovel knowing there are utilities in area, so no damage done. Just couldn't go as deep as I wanted to go. I cemented it and also bracketed it to the cinder block foundation so it should be really solid and not move. I put the railing around the little slab porch and rehung the old nasty small gate. Next week is the Frog Follies and the Indy 1500 gun show, so, the other two posts and the small section of fence and new gate will have to wait until the following week. They shouldn't be nearly as bad as the main gate post. Not sure how deep I will be able to go, but I can probably go deeper than the six inches the reject that installed the original fence went. I used 75 pounds of cement for the main gate post. The original had literally a few hand fulls of cement. I don't know why the original owners didn't make the company fix it originally. It never could have been solid at all at the depth and little support it had. She is beefy now. I am putting up a six foot privacy in place of the small picket that was there. Next year, I will get a quote from a company to sink all new posts around the main perimeter to replace the rest of the picket fence. I am going to make sure I am on vacations and will be measuring the holes to make sure they are the right depth and filled properly. I will make sure they know what I want when they quote it. Most of the neighborhood has problems with their fences. If the posts were put in right in the first place, there would be no problem. Most of the companies only go about half the depth they should. The post holes should be two foot deep after the six inches of gravel is placed in the bottom for drainage. Neighbor on back of me did some repair on his and found some only about fifteen inches total with no drainage and the diameter of the holes are to small.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thanks Obama

Why can't we have a political figure head that doesn't whore himself out for the votes.The big O's latest partial amnesty is a joke. I went to Lowes to pick up some supplies for some home projects. Typical luck. I get behind a family of Mexicans. Am I a racist. No. This particular family could not speak a word of English. Their daughter (which appeared to be about sevenish) had to translate to the best of her limited ability. They could not understand what a rebate was. NO COMPRENDE. Took almost fifteen minutes of them looking dumb founded at cashier for them to finally not purchase door and leave. I have no problem with Mexicans (or any race for that matter) but to allow people like this amnesty(temporary or permanent) is WRONG. If they are here illegally, it is wrong. Speak English. It is THE American language. Too proud of your nationality to learn, GET OUT. All legal immigrants are required to learn the language. It should not be a political issue. If you are illegal, get out. Actively seek out and deport them. If they have a rally, good opportunity to check status and thin the herd.. Hire illegals, put the employer in jail. Fine them heavily. Democrats see them as more votes. Again, nothing against Mexicans. I don't care if they let one in legally that meets citizen requirements for every one of them they boot out. Meet the requirements and SPEAK ENGLISH.....Ironic thing is, if Mexico catches you there illegally, they jail your butt. Chances are, you don't get cable tv in there either:)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Another nice weekend

Don't have to work, and the weather is superb. Going to try and finish some outdoor maintenance and get out to the club for a while as well. Definitely get the Vette out for a little exercise. Short week this coming week. Taking Friday as a personal day. Frog Follies starts up Friday morning and I never miss that. Also have the Indy 1500 going on. I am hoping the weather can hold out for the Follies. Going to try and get some welding done on the Mustang. May get a new steering column for it at the show.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lazy weekend

No work this weekend. I went down to the local 4H for an antique / flea market. The weather was outstanding. Should have cut my grass and done some work around the house. But, I just lounged around and made some mini-trips all weekend. Not productive, but relaxing and enjoyable. I got my picatinny rail extension late yesterday. I will install and resight my AR in during the week. Got my new indicator tips in for work. One of the new kids at work broke one of my tips, and needed a replacement. Got two this time so as to cover future accidents. I like amazon. You can find about anything on there, put it in one cart, and make one payment.

Friday, August 10, 2012

It is perfect weather

The weekend forecast is looking up. I am off for the weekend, and it is beautiful out. I came home from work and removed one of the evergreens that the drought took out. Have a couple trees that I am not sure if they will come back.  Probably work in the garage tomorrow. It seems like forever since we had a cool non humid day. It is nice to get outside and not bake for a change. Probably take the Vette out for a romp as well.  Sunday will be club day. I ordered the extension for the picatinny rail for the AR. it should be in early next week. It is about a third the price of what they want for them at the store.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

It was a really nice gun show. Met up with some of the regular vendors that display at most of the gun shows around here. There were some different vendors unique to this location as well. I picked up some more .308 for my M1A. Some bulk and some in bandoleer. Never ran across it in the bandoleer before. No luck on the picatinny rail extension. The only vendor that had one (the only one anyone had) wanted about three times the amount for it that I can get one for online. Have to order one on my next bulk ammo order. Had some really interesting items. Picked up a book from one of the vendors. Have to see if the vendor I bought the ammo from buys enbloc clips and empty bandoleers as I have quite a few.

I was going to hit Chick-fil-A on the way home. Looks like Chick-fil-A is doing extremely well. I never heard of them until the news media started all the hoopla. Checked out their website and the food looks good. The parking lot is full, people are lined up in the drive through, around the building and on the street going to the restaurant. Have to wait for another day to try it out. Glad to see they are not being hurt by the latest media frenzy. It is a true shame that freedom of speech and a person voicing their personal opinion has to stir up the dregs of society and the media has to feed the fire. Hopefully Obama gets the same treatment come November. Hopefully people line up that way at the polls to voice their opinions again. Maybe there is a small glimmer of hope for people yet. Ever,ever so small.

Tomorrow is club day. Have to go play around at cowboy town and the range. Need to mow the lawn first. Can't believe it is finally raining a bit and greening back up out there again. I don't think it is going to come back full again this year. It is only a few weeks before Frog Follies comes to the 4H center again. Year is flying by. Seems like I was just there.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Banquet was really nice

The banquet was really nice. I saw a few of the members from the club as well as most of the local politicians. Senator Jim Tomes was there. He is a member at the club as well as heading up the local 2nd amendment patriots. He always has some interesting things to say and keeps us well informed as to what is going on in the Senate. They had some really nice prizes and the auctions were really interesting. I didn't win any guns or the safe, but I did win a nice knife. The fillet of Mignon dinner was excellent. The night was capped off by a much needed rain. Managed to knock out the hot job at work so I don't have to work this weekend. They have a gun show at the 4H center one county over. They usually have some nice collectibles and old western wares.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hopefully half way through the week

They are talking about possibly working through the weekend. I don't mind, the money will be good. They still pay double for Sundays. Gives Obama more wealth to spread around. Still wish management had a clue as to how to schedule jobs.

Today was the club meeting, tomorrow, the NRA banquet. I always have a great time there. I believe some of the club members will be there. Usually bump in to some of the neighbors as well. I will take some pictures this time around. Last time I forgot my camera. It is usually a pretty nice affair.