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  1. I'll watch it if it's free. No way I'll pay to see it.

    I always liked Costner, even back in The Postman days...however, when he abandoned the Yellowstone series I lost a ton of respect for him. Hate to see him decide that he wants to do something else and never finish this new series.

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  2. At one time in the early 1900's, Florida was second, only to Texas, in the cattle industry. Florida is now 10th or 11th in the nation in the industry at this time. Believe it or not, cattle were first introduced to the U.S. by Ponce DeLeon in Florida.


    A brief history of cattle in Florida below.



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  3. For those that live near a Buffalo Wild Wings location, they are giving away 6 traditional or 6 boneless wings (per person) of your choice and either blue cheese or ranch dressing for absolutely free today. It is free because the Super Bowl went into overtime. We just got back and ate ours...it was completely free of charge and although the wings aren't like homemade...they aren't bad. The store wasn't even crowded and they were brought out in about 8 minutes.


    The free wings are available today between 2 - 5 for dine-in or in person carry-out. One order per person.


    Thought I'd let ya'll know.



  4. 1 hour ago, Dirty Dan Dawkins said:

    I hope everyone enjoyed lapierres heartfelt exit letter in American Hunter/rifleman


    I thought it was disgusting, self serving and complete BS. 


    I get the 1st Freedom version. In the mail call section were titles such as "Vote Them Out", "History Teaches Us" and "This Is Our Fight"....the subject matter completely different than what the title suggests.

    It was followed by a commentary by the now President and LaPierre crony (Charles L. Cotton), whom I feel is complicit in the entire scandal, commentary entitled "Anti-Gun Politicians Owe Answers". Although I can't deny that politicians owe answers for their voting records, I think that Cotton and company owe the NRA membership answers and take RESPONSIBILITY for what happened.


    But it ain't never going to happen

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  5. 8 hours ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

    What I would like to see soon would be an article in the next American Rifleman, or maybe the next after that, that has a full account of the facts; honest,  detailed, without embellishment, rationalizations, or spin; one which also might point the way forward. And which contains no plea for funds whatever.


    Won't hold my breath. But something like that should happen soon.


    Never gonna happen.:(

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  6. 10 minutes ago, Marshal Dan Troop 70448 said:

    There was a time, because of the NRA that any encroachment on the 2nd Amendment would be a disaster for the politician. Because of one man, and yes it was outrageous what he did, the NRA has fallen and fallen right in the hands of the ant-gunners and the NRA has fallen in power with the help of those that are or were members. One man should not be responsible for the collapse of an organization that was and still is fighting for our rights. He's gone, and the NRA is still the voice of reason. Now is the time to stand behind and support our rights rather then continue dividing and division amongst us as gun owners because of one man. If we continue in the path, it will only make the anti gunners and politicians who want to disarm us, stronger. 


    If it were just one man, I think that NRA members could put that behind them and the organization could become stronger. Unfortunately, it wasn't just one man, it was, at the very least, several men and they were just the ones charged with the crimes.


    In my opinion, that was just the tip of the iceberg. There's no way that other people in positions of power (and still are) didn't know about LaPierre's/others improper use of funds for personal gains...no way. To me, that alone makes them complicit even if they didn't participate in the corruption.


    These same people, the ones who looked the other way while this stuff was going on, are still in leadership positions in the NRA. For the NRA to truly regain it's stature as the guardian of the 2nd Amendment, these people need to be removed from power and it needs to happen quickly...months, not years. It's the only way to earn back the public and membership trust.


    The NRA can, once again, become foremost leader in 2nd Amendment rights and I sincerely hope they do...but you can't just wipe the piss off of the toilet rim and declare the entire house cleaned.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Tyrel Cody said:

    I haven’t watched a game in years is the pitch timer thing tolerable or am I just gonna hate it?


    I read the NL has DH now too?




    Also, no infield shifts allowed off the dirt or on the opposite side of 2nd base than they are normally positioned. Bases are a little larger, pick off throws are limited and (supposedly) basemen blocking the bags will be scrutinized closer than in the past. Mound visits have been reduced and I think that relief pitchers must pitch to a minimum of three batters.


    The reason for all of the new rules was to reduce the time of the game as they were going 3.5 to 4.5 hours for a 9 inning game...most of it due to the batters' delaying tactics as Joe alluded to.

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  8. 44 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    Back when I was in Boy Scouts, there was a area - I can't think of what else to call it - it was owned by the Woodsmen of the World. And they let the Boy Scouts  use it. The main section of the land was a limestone spring, which fed out into a pond which fed into a creek which eventually fed into the lake that my county gets its drinking water from.


    And that limestone spring water is the best tasting water I have ever had.


    It was also polluted. There would be tadpoles down there, as large as your hand, with three and four tails. There would be bullfrogs with six legs. And the scoutmaster told us not to drink that spring water.


    But it sure tasted good. I wouldn't drink it today, but I was 14, and stupid. And it sure tasted good.



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  9. 5 hours ago, Matthew Duncan said:

    Ding Dong the Wizard is gone, the Wizard gone, Ding Dong the wicked Wizard is gone!  It's about time!!!


    On the flip side.  I don't understand how a State can tell a private company how the company can spend their funds.


    You can't recruit me because I was more madder at little Obama then I was at the Wizard when I became a Lifer.



    That was when I went from yearly to Life membership. On the SASS Wire, there was a thread about upgrading to Life or even for 1st timers a limited time offer of $200 if I recall correctly. Went Life and talked coerced others to do the same. If they would do something like that now, it would probably help to increase membership and raise funds.

  10. 7 minutes ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    I haven't got my magazine yet but are you sure those 75 names are just eligible names to vote and you don't vote for more than 25 or so? I'll have to check when I get mine. Just curious because I can't find the actual number of board members. 



    From Wikipedia


    The NRA is governed by a board of 76 elected directors, 75 of whom serve three-year terms and one who is elected to serve as a cross-over director. The directors choose a president and other officers from among the membership, as well as the executive director of the NRA General Operations and the executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA).[215] In 2015, 71 members were white and 65 were male. More came from Texas than any other state.[216] Only 7 percent of eligible members vote.[217] Most board nominations are vetted by an appointed nine-member Nominating Committee.[218][219] One member is George Kollitides of the Freedom Group.[218] The nomination committee has been called "kingmakers" by MSNBC and Jeff Knox says "the process is front-loaded to give incumbents and Nominating Committee candidates a significant advantage"

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