“Guess what? We are doing it again! It is the Fourth Annual Great Guns and Gas Give-Away!” said Mark Muller, the owner of Max Motors, whose July 17, 2009 interview with CNN’s Carol Costello about his promotion was great publicity, but brought him unwelcome attention.
Within days of the CNN broadcast, three agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrived at the dealership, he said.
Read the rest here at Human Events
GR4U - I applaude this man's courage!
The president visited the "functionally obsolete" Brent Spence Bridge in Ohio Thursday and called on lawmakers to do their part in fixing America's infrastructure.
"Mr. Boehner, Mr. McConnell, help us rebuild this bridge," he said in a speech. "Help us rebuild America. Help us put this country back to work."
In New York there is a $400 million renovation project on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge.
In California, there is a $7.2 billion project to rebuild the Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and Oakland.
In Alaska, there is a proposal for a $190 million bridge project.
These projects sound like steps in the right direction, but much of the work is going to Chinese government-owned firms.
I started trying to pick up the bloodtrail, and that took about 20 minutes before I found it. Of course it led out of the uplands area where you’re allowed to hunt, down into the main body of the Okefenokee Swamp. I went in maybe a hundred yards before caution demanded that I return to my truck for some flagging tape and a GPS. A few years ago I got lost for an afternoon in an area adjacent to the Okefenokee, and it is NO FUN. So I will take steps to keep from that ever happening again!
Once I reacquired the trail, I headed off into the thick stuff. Now when I say thick I mean THICK! There were many points along the way where I had to get down on all fours and crawl through. At least the ground (if you could call it that) was relatively dry initially.
After some distance I came upon where my buck had laid down for a bit and left quite a blood puddle. But whether he arose spontaneously or whether he heard me coming – I don’t know. All I know for sure is that when I reached the point where the blood trail came to the point where the occasional wet spot became a swamp with water as far ahead as I could see – I stopped, and would go no further. My handheld GPS told me that I was over a third of a mile back in the swamp proper.
It’s very disappointing to lose a kill that way. I have no compunctions about killing a prey animal, but neither do I want one to suffer and be lost and have its meat feed only the swamp creatures. I much prefer his horns decorate my wall, and his flesh decorate my dinner plate.
* For government to grow, Liberty must shrink
* Liberty is not a cruise ship, it’s a Man O War, and we are the crew
* You know it’s late in the day when small men cast long shadows
* Guns are the teeth of Liberty
* When government is willing to trust ME – I will again trust government
* A government that can give you everything, is also able to take everything from you
The list of rules is lengthy, and as you might imagine it's probably compiled by someone who has never in their life hunted for deer. For example, you're not allowed to use any sort of flagging tape or reflective tacks to help you find your way in the dark woods. I suppose that these things might utterly destroy the largest swamp in America. Finding your spot is a real challenge without them.
The other rule that is particularly onerous is the requirement that your treestand can NOT be left on the tree - even overnite. It must be packed in and out on every trip! Well... the noise created by this rule has probably cost me a shot at some deer. Not to mention what happened to me Saturday morning.
I hiked in (another rule - No ATVs) in the predawn darkness carrying my tree climber. Once at the base of the tree I had an equipment failure. My tree climber had a major malfunction. Nothing to do, but hike right back out. With only the one tree climber at my camp, I was forced to drive to my other hunting camp for a replacement; a roundtrip of 186 miles. Saturday was NOT my day.
Sunday I saw a group of deer feeding right by the main gate. Rules say no hunting within a mile of the main gate. Now... bear in mind this is an ARCHERY hunt - no guns! So all I could do was look at the pretty deer feeding peacefully there beside the road as I drove on my way.
Here are a couple of pics taken from the stand I sat in Sunday morning (Much closer to the road than Saturday's spot). Note the fire damage visible in the foreground.
The view behind me. That's some THICK stuff there!
On this the anniversary of the Sept 11th attacks, I felt compelled to join the throng of commentators on the current scene and add my views to the mix.
Here in the heart of GunRights4US, there is no sorrow, no remorse, no introspection, no hope for world peace. Little doves are not winging in circles about my head, and my thoughts are not clouded with scenes of America feeding refugees in some foreign land. I’ll tell you what you would see if by magic you could directly access the inner machinations of my mind. You would see boiling rage and anger aimed at three parties when it comes to 9/11.
The first and obvious target of my angst is the followers of that devil-god Allah. And not merely for the “radical” variety either. The distinction of “moderate” versus “radical” Muslims is false label applied by a media and political class that desperately wants to deny that we are engaged in an old-style religious war. War can be waged by one party against another party whether or not that second party is willing to acknowledge that war is being waged.
Deny reality if you will – but the consequences of denying reality will NOT be long denied. In short, Islam is not a religion but a political movement that masquerades as a religion. It is, in every way, anathema to all freedom loving peoples anywhere, and it knows no compromise of any kind. Islam divides the world and everyone in it into the house of Islam, or the house of the un-believers, and its solution is very simple: conversion, slavery, or death. This is a fundamental tenant of Islam. So the more closely a Muslim adheres to Islamic doctrine, the more likely he is to slit your infidel throat!
The next target of my vitriol is the political class that has mishandled the Islam issue as surely as it has mishandled every other crisis for the last couple of generations. The last time an American politician dealt properly with Islam was in 1801 when Thomas Jefferson declared “millions for defense, but not one penny for tribute”. He then backed up his high sounding rhetoric with Marines on the ground in Tripoli. Since then, the political slugs aspiring to rule this great land have embraced the concept of tribute and a mindset of stark dhimmitude (If you don’t know the meaning of that word you’re part of the problem). When George Bush stood before Congress and declared that we are not at war with Islam, he made himself (and America) the fool for all to see. He also clearly communicated to our enemies that their deceptive plans are working – keep it up.
American politicians are kissing Islamic arse like never before. When it was discovered that Trijicon scopes used a Bible verse based system of model numbers, the military establishment went bonkers and threatened to stop buying one of the best combat scopes ever made. In the brass’s mind apparently it’s okay to bomb, incinerate, and machine gun Muslims – but for Pete’s sake let’s not offend them! And were you aware that American troops in Afghanistan were ordered to burn Bibles?
Finally, I harbor a deep loathing of the politically correct citizenry and media that refuses to pull its head out of the sand and hear what the members of Allah’s death cult are saying out loud. Muslims are using this pervasive degree of ignorance among Westerners to advance their sect’s plan for dominating the world. By the way – you DO know that lying to advance the cause of Islam is another fundamental aspect of this “faith” right? That’s something that our media has latched onto – though not in the way you might think. The talking heads are lying to you Joe Sixpacks out there (about more than just Islam), and they justify it with the notion that the ends justify the means. If ONLY we would be nice enough to the towel heads, they’ll stop trying to blow us up! When I see one of those asinine COEXIST bumper stickers, I see red with pure anger. I want to yank the driver out of his or her automobile and scream in their face “Are you STUPID?” It's the same mindset displayed by the people busy turning the Flight 93 memorial into a giant red crescent honoring - THE HIJACKERS!
The Hindus, the Zoroastrians, the Sikhs, the Jews, and the Christians are not trying to slaughter everyone who doesn’t believe like they do (the very definition of a religious war)! That bloody form of evangelism is exclusively the province of those moon-god fanatics who are stuck in the 7th century; and who demand that everyone else on the planet join them there – or die.
In closing, let me make one final point. Islam is a danger to a degree far beyond anything ever posed by communism or fascism. But here in America, the fascist political class is using the very real threat of Islam to leverage up their own power (think The Patriot Act). The Osamites out there want to enslave me, humiliate me, rob me of my substance, and ultimately force me on pain of death to accept their ideology. The Obamites want the EXACT same thing of me, and they’re IN CHARGE of my country!
Remember September 11th (and remember that your own government sees you as a terrorist Mr & Mrs white middle-class American)
As far as I'm concerned, if a young Marine can put his life on the line and possibly give his life for the "spread of freedom and democracy" and all of that crap for the Afghans, then by God he ought to be able to FART!
Read about it here.