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  1. Thanks, dear! The knife has been gone since Thursday evening and it’s now Sunday might. MAYBE it will turn up in my mailbox in a few weeks…. We ALL want to believe that it’s impossible to have a thief among us. Really. When I didn’t get it back by the banquet last night I was disheartened… but, I thought, MAYBE, someone will slip it under our tarps covering our merchandise and I will find it when I go pack up. Nope. Several members of North Alabama Regulators apologized to me - nothing quite like this has happened at their range. They were embarrassed. They were angry. Everyone who asked me about it felt the same way. I’ve thought a lot about this situation. First, some have said, “I hate this happened to you, Scarlett!” It shouldn’t happen to ANY of us. Second, too many other stories of things stolen/missing were shared with me. It’s NOT always “the public” or “spectators”. Sometimes there’s really no question that it is one of us. Third, we have to hold ourselves and our cowboy/cowgirl community to higher standards. We talk about The Cowboy Way ALL the time but it’s losing a lot of its meaning. We do NOT always treat one another with respect. We gossip. We have cliques and are mean to one another. Some of us cheat - call clean for our pards, let little things slip by… we’ve all heard the stories. If we will cheat while spotting, why wouldn’t we steal a $200 custom screw knife? Cheating isn’t more or less wrong than stealing, is it? I know lots of y’all honestly care about the fact that my knife was stolen…and yet, some are probably thinking, “ok, Scarlett… give it a rest. Let it go”. I will when I’m ready. This is bigger than just my knife. This is an opportunity for us to be better by doing better. Real, heartfelt hugs, Scarlett
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  2. Congratulations to my favorite Daughter, Echo Meadows, Ladies Wrangler champ Bordertown and third overall lady. Johnny Meadows
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  3. After manually crunching a few numbers, it looks like those Crackers may have actually won this again. Results tabulated by Dominion Voting systems.
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  4. The local gas station does not ask me to volunteer to paint their building after I buy their gas.
    3 points
  5. Way to go young lady- just get rid of the old man
    2 points
  6. I don’t think there is any evidence to support your contention that there is less service, and I disagree with the premise that it’s your business. I don’t think $60 a year entitles anyone to a voice in how SASS is run. If you enjoy CAS and believe SASS is crucial to it’s survival then the annual fees ain’t much. If you’re standing on ‘principle’ and not supporting the sport over less than than the cost of 2/3 of a tank of gas then…
    2 points
  7. From The Facebook Group Old West Legends, Myths, and More "How did white Southerners aquire the sobriquet cracker? Contrary to what many believe it’s origin had nothing to do with saltines, cracked corn or or popping whips. .The first known written usage of the term ‘cracker’ (to mean a person) comes from Shakespeare's King John: "What cracker is this same that deafs our ears with this abundance of superfluous breath?" The term comes from the middle English word "Craic" which meant a loud boastful comment. (Hence our modern usage as in " crack a joke" or a "wise crack") The term is still used in Ireland, Scotland and Ulster to mean friendly conversation. The term " Cracker" thus came to mean a talkative, loud boastful person. It was applied in colonial America to the mostly Scots-Irish of the back country and eventually to we, their descendants (white rural Southerners). Ben Franklin was talking about my ancestors when he wrote in his memoirs about "a race of runnagates and crackers, equally wild and savage as the Indians, who inhabit the desert[ed] woods and mountains." So was a colonial official that wrote to the Earl of Dartmouth in 1766: “I should explain to your Lordship what is meant by Crackers; a name they have got from being great boasters; they are a lawless set of rascalls on the frontiers of Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, and Georgia, who often change their abode” Ian Saberton , the distinguished British historian of the American Revolution wrote of them: “Scattered among the backcountry population was a body of hardy, illiterate and lawless backwoodsmen whom the British came to fear more than most. They tended to have no settled habitation and lived partly by hunting and partly by preying on their neighbors. “This distinguished race of men,” declared George Hanger (a British officer), “are more savage than the Indians and possess every one of their vices but not one of their virtues. I have known one of these fellows travel two hundred miles through the woods, never keeping any road or path, guided by the sun by day and the stars by night, to kill a particular person belonging to the opposite party. He would shoot him before his own door and ride away to boast of what he had done on his return … I speak … of that heathen race known by the name of crackers.” This is why white rural Southerners are called Crackers and if you have ever stood around a campfire at a Southern hunting camp or re-enactment (especially if there is a mason jar of clear liquid being passed) you know that the term is fitting! And you thought it had something to do with saltines, cracking whips or corn!"
    2 points
  8. Congrats Sidekick and Dodge City Dixie. SE Regional and Ambush champions.
    2 points
  9. Hunt is next month... Getting the old girl sighted in. Thanks TB for the use of your 'range'.
    1 point
  10. I recently bought a chicken to make sandwiches. It didn't. It just poops in the floor.
    1 point
  11. Poney, Rev, Josie, and all workers at Tulsey Town did a great job of putting together the 2nd Classic Cowboy Showdown, Ghosts of the Mohawk. Don't think the Classic Cowboys there had any better time than the large bunch of us non-CCs. Seven good stages and Rowdy Beller served up some fine chili to go along with all the visiting and hospitality afterwards. Sassy and I enjoyed our first trip to Tulsey Town and hope to get back soon. We needed a little time away from home and the location was excellent to fine restaurants and hotels in Owasso. Congratulations to Overall winners, Scott Wayne and Della. In the CC was OK Dirty Dan (smokeless), Naildriver (BP), and Checka Bow Wow in Ladies
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  12. TW, I agree with your thoughts here and suggest that your 4th point (which can blend into the 5th point as well) might be one of the more valuable reason to be DD.\ As someone mentioned earlier, Doc R P. is the exception of perhaps all the "transfer" duelist I have seen, an awesome duelist.
    1 point
  13. Well. They ARE technically dog treats, just in case anybody wondered.
    1 point
  14. When I hear about something like this it really bothers me. I am as guilty as everyone else of parking a gun cart on the range with $5,000 worth of guns and walking away to have lunch. While we would like to think everyone on the range is trustworthy, reality is something different, I'm afraid. I sure hope it turns up Scarlett. Keep us posted.
    1 point
  15. Any publicity (well, nearly any) is good publicity. And the Guntubers would be fantastic to see at our matches - but I would really like to see our outreach toward a "target audience" other than old fat white guys (no offense intended - I is one myself). Youth, people of color, casual shooters that have never competed before. These are the groups that could actually create some excitement and significant growth within our ranks. These folks will not be reached by Hickok45 or Matt from Demolition Ranch. We reach these folks by showing their cultural influences attending our matches. Singers, actors, sports stars, social media influencers are the "heros" of the folks we are looking for. No different than every generation. We gravitate toward those whom we wish to emulate. A generation had to have coon skin hats because Davy Crockett was on their TV. A generation had long hair and beads because the Rolling Stones did. A generation wanted black Trans Ams because Burt Reynolds had one. A generation wanted a Ferrari 308 because Magnum drove one. Today is no different - just as those kids of the 50's and 60's had no interest in Boogie Woogie music or silent film stars. Todays kids do not revere John Wayne or Randolph Scott. And they aint buying the lunch box. So we need to change our message, change our outreach and maybe let go of some prejudices that have kept our game geared for and targeted to old fat white guys.
    1 point
  16. A son found a very nice nursing home for his dad, where every need is carefully taken care of by the staff. He comes back after few days to check on him. “Dad, how do you like this place, isn’t it great?” “It’s terrible, son!” “What! Why? This is the best place in the state, How could you not like it?” “You see I like to watch TV in common space, and once in a while I tilt to the left, and one of the staff members comes up and puts me back to my seat. “After sometime I tilt to the right, and again the staff member comes and puts me be back to the seat.” “Dad, I don’t see what’s the problem, they make sure you don’t fall from your chair. They are very attentive!” “Sure son, but these f*****s won’t even let me fart!”
    1 point
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