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  1. On 5/20/2024 at 8:16 AM, Alpo said:

    Maybe I misheard. It sounded like there was somebody down on the ground who was going to set off a strobe light, and that was going to be the target.

     

    Now when someone is shooting 18,000 rounds a minute at you, and putting a bullet in every square foot of a football field, it doesn't seem like you would want to be down there setting off a strobe light.

     

    If there was a FAC up there, and he fired a Willie Pete rocket onto the ground, and told them, "down there where the jungle is burning", that would make sense. Because the target spotter is not on the ground with the target.

     

    So like I said, maybe I heard it wrong.

    I heard it was every square INCH!  Either way you aren't likely to walk away from the strike zone.

     

    We were just out of Nha Trang, about twenty miles on the Cam Rahn peninsula, and we called them Spooky, but guys up north said "Puff The Magic Dragon".  I'd been in country a couple of weeks when they came over to do their Magic over on the mainland and on a tiny off shore island.  We watched from less than a mile away and I don't often use the term "awesome" but I sure did after that because Spooky was most certainly Awesome!

     

    That's spelled with a capital

    AWESOME!

    I saw them three more times in the next year.

     

     

     

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  2. 21 hours ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Grumble!

    Just saw a commercial on the television, a Memorial Day blurb.  "Today we honor our veterans!"

    How hard is it for these advertising people to keep it straight?
    Memorial Day is for those who Gave The Last Full Measure,
    Armed Forces Day is for those currently in uniform
    Veterans Day (Armistice Day) is for honoring those who served but are still with us.

     

    Grumble!

    You're asking too much form our undereducated and over paid news media types.

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  3. 7 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    I'm sure that they WILL learn something: to figure some way to blame racism for this guy shooting himself. 

    How long until some idiot tries to blame guns, law abiding gun owners, manufacturers of guns and gun related things, laser sights, and every other thing they can think up for this?

     

    Wait for it!!!

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  4. It's not my first choice, but I would use it with comfort for a second choice. I've seen it done.  Just remember bullet placement is VERY important.......as with any caliber.

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  5. On 5/15/2024 at 7:19 AM, Blackwater 53393 said:

    I wasn’t in the mood for a dinner last night!

     

    It was a peanut butter sandwich with prickly pear jelly on twelve grain bread and a frosty glass of milk!!

    Hey, Bubba, check out Boondock Enterprises.  They gots lotsa pepper-flavored jams and jellies.  Also most Kroger stores have them in the deli section.  I'm gonna try banana jabernero next.

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  6. Liver, yes.  Onions, no.  I prefer a good, thick-enough-to-sculpt country sausage gravy on my liver.  The meal, not my vital organs.

     

    Green beans in any form, no.  I spent too many summers picking string beans to ever let one get in my mouth.

     

    SPAM, once in a blue moon.  Fried SPAM sandwiches were my wife's choice.

     

    Vienna sausages, no.  I read the contents once and never ate another Vienna sausage and..... I stopped reading labels.

     

    Never heard of banana meat loaf but I'll give it a try.

     

    What is "aspic"?  It sounds like something you'd get out of your nose.

     

    All the rest are still on my list of good stuff, but my Sloppy Joes aren't very good.  Don't know what I do wrong.

  7. On 5/16/2024 at 2:54 PM, Eyesa Horg said:

    Unfortunately that may be the only solution. Sucks the owners and animal control don't care.

    Why should they?  No one else does, from Joe S--t the Ragman all the way up to Biden.

     

    Try a stun gun of some sort before you give up.  If it doesn't work on the dogs, try it on the owner.

     

    You might get a lawyer involved, but you'll probably have to find a new gunsmith.

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  8. I had an AR-4 bolt action survival rifle chambered for .22 Hornet.  That was in about 1961 and I gave $25.00 for it used.  I later traded up to a Remington Nylon 66.  Don't have either one anymore, but my son-in-law has a Remington Nylon bolt action .22 with a pair of box mags that load from the bottom. One is a five shot, the other is a ten shot  .  It's not a 66 but I don'r what it was called.  It's GREEN.  Ugly as hell but I'd like to have it.

  9. We had a civilian chef in the Marine Barracks at Seal Beach.  Some of the Marines got to riding him when it was discovered that had been in the Navy.  "Hey, Bill, when you were in the ships were made of wood and the sailors were made of iron."

     

    He told them that he was a chef on Old Ironsides.  Yeah.  Right!

     

    Then he brought in pictures of him and a bunch of crew men who had been picked to go on a cruise on U. S. S. Constitution back in the 1950's era.  I don't recall his last name but his first two were William Tell.

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  10. On 5/16/2024 at 7:31 AM, Steel-eye Steve SASS #40674 said:

    Must be time for the quarterly "let's bash EV" thread.........

    Don't have to bash that ugly POS.  Someone saved a ton of money on sheet metal (or what ever ) designers.  That thing makes Legos look good.

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  11. When I joined the Ground Observer Corps (Call sign Juliet  Mike One Four Black on a dedicated land line) in 1858-1958 we were given  book of silhouettes with the description of each plane on a the back of each plane, one plane to a page.  Fifty planes to a book, three books.  When I left they took the books back.

     

    We were volunteers looking for planes from every country you could imagine.  Going to save our country from Godless Communism.  I'm beginning to think we failed.

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  12. 6 hours ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

    I wasn’t in the mood for a dinner last night!

     

    It was a peanut butter sandwich with prickly pear jelly on twelve grain bread and a frosty glass of milk!!

    Where did you get prickly pear jelly in your neck of the woods?  :D

  13. One more example of some useless stack of flesh making rules for everyone to follow so he (or she, or it) can feel important and get paid way to hell and gone too much of our money.

  14. 2 hours ago, Tex Wilson said:

    Hey Forty, what was the restaurant you had breakfast at?  You never cause a ruckus like that during our Thursday morning breakfasts at Zekes.

    Have you really looked at the crowd at Zeke's?  Most are crusty old guys and the women worth any attention are almost always hanging out with one of them.

     

    Besides, I have a little girlfriend about the size of the one you sent along the picture of.

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