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Everything posted by DocWard

  1. The fool will tell you he is a wise man. A wise man won't.
  2. It looked impressive and wasn't putting anyone in real danger. If they had flown at the heights jets normally fly at during fly overs, it would have been underwhelming. Much of what makes the jet flyovers impressive is the speed and the sound. It only takes one person complaining to ruin the fun for everyone.
  3. Are you saying you’re not the sharpest light in the bowling alley?
  4. Well... Let me see... The only nickname I really have is "Doc." I earned it as a result of being a medic in a combat arms unit. Yes, I feel I earned it by earning the trust of the soldiers I served with to call me that, even most of the First Sergeants and Senior NCOs at the firing batteries. I belong to a group that used to do a lot of Mil-Sim paintball, and it became my callsign because we were all prior military. When I started SASS, I chose it because I knew I would answer to it. My brother used to call me "Leroy," and I in turn called him "Ray-Bob" but the reasons are lost to time, and he only occasionally calls me that anymore. Growing up, there was the ever popular "Roger Dodger." We had a judge that I used to appear in front of almost exclusively who started calling me that (off the record, of course) but quickly shortened it to "The Dodger." All said, I think I'll stick with Doc.
  5. I didn't need either to tell me that. I just married one instead.
  6. This is a difficult thread to respond to. I have some very nice firearms, a number of which I inherited. However, I've long said that if I were flat broke and living in my car, and my car broke down, I would still have my Winchester 9422M, an 18th birthday gift from my brother, and my Browning BT99, my first trap gun-and my father-in-law's first trap gun before me. I would trade all of my father-in-law's guns for the chance to spend more time with him. Sadly, I fear I will be adding a third to that list. My father's Marlin Model 60 that I learned to shoot with, and grew up shooting on nearly every camping trip I took into early adulthood. I know it is going to be mine when he passes. He is 89, now suffering from dementia, and has home hospice coming in to aid my brother in caring for him. Like the others, I would trade it in a heartbeat for another camping trip with my dad.
  7. You, your wife and family will be in my thoughts and meditations.
  8. Gathering of Mustangs and Legends, Rickenbacker ANGB, OH 2007
  9. I've read the book A Bridge Too Far a number of times. I find this fascinating:
  10. Did you miss something, or did I? Party of Socialism and Liberation... Oxymoron.... [tap][tap] Hello, is this mic working?
  11. https://www.npr.org/2021/11/20/1057643957/kyle-rittenhouse-verdict-prompts-protests-in-several-cities
  12. What makes me a reverend? Nothing. I don't foresee that happening in this lifetime. Likely not the next.
  13. If I were looking for a mid-life crisis muscle car, that would be it.
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