Monday, 13 June 2016

09:54 – We made dinner from long-term storage last night. Chicken Tetrazzini from Jan Jackson’s 100-day Pantry: 100 Quick and Easy Gourmet Meals. The recipe claims to serve eight. As a side dish, perhaps. Not as a main/only course.

So we doubled the recipe. There was enough for the two of us and enough left over for two more meals for the two of us, so I’d say the original recipe realistically serves three. The only ingredient we used that doesn’t realistically qualify as LTS was grated Parmesan cheese, and even it has a reasonable shelf life in the original container.

With the exception of the canned chicken, which had a best-by date in November of this year, everything we used was well past the best-by date. The condensed milk was labeled best-by September of 2014. I had Barbara sniff it, and she remarked that it just smelled like condensed milk. If it had been even slightly rancid, her nose would have detected it. My guess (based on past experience) is that it would have been just as good five or ten years past the best-by date.

I wondered about the Cheez-Whiz, but it was also fine, although it was well past the best-by date. Not that that matters. We could easily substitute cheese sauce reconstituted from Augason Farms Cheese Blend Power, which we keep in our LTS pantry.


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68 Responses to Monday, 13 June 2016

  1. OFD says:

    The Maoist Response Department:

    http://www.salon.com/2016/06/13/nobody_needs_an_ar_15_the_orlando_massacre_teaches_us_again_that_we_must_ban_semi_automatic_human_killing_machines/?source=newsletter

    “Nobody needs an AR-15.”

    Yeah we do. To protect ourselves and our families and property here from all the violent criminals you guys keep letting out or not even arresting and from the swarms of musloid scum you keep letting into the country who intend to enslave or kill us.

    An experience prog agitprop operator:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digby_%28blogger%29

    Another commie union organization:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sidney_Hillman_Foundation

    These people have whole networks of agitprop specialists and billionaires’ money floating around the country; it’s how they manipulate language and history beyond the public “education” system. So a kid today goes through twelve or thirteen years of this garbage from his teachers and administrators, and then maybe the advanced indoctrination at college, and from then on he or she or it is exposed pretty much daily to this cultural zeitgeist.

    Is it any wonder we are now surrounded by tens of millions of brainwashed Murkan derps who think WE’RE effed up???

  2. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    That’s yet another reason why I encourage home schooling.

  3. SteveF says:

    Nobody needs an AR-15

    As the t-shirt says,

    Nobody needs an AR15?
    Nobody needs a whiny little bitch either, yet here you are.

  4. Harold Combs says:

    “Nobody needs an AR-15” to which I respond,
    Nobody NEEDS a sports car, motorcycle, Rolex, Vodka, large home, yacht, jet ski, BMW, AUDI, or Porsche. We don’t yet have a dictatorship giving us access only to what THEY imagine we NEED. So exercise your freedom and buy two. If we were only ALLOWED to purchase only what we NEED we could be living in Cuba.

  5. MrAtoz says:

    I need my drones. The FAA is after them. They can’t have them.

  6. MrAtoz says:

    What happens when gubberment provides too much welfare, free college etc? You go bankrupt. At least the Supremes are holding PR’s feet to the fire.

    Except the “Wise Latina” and Granny Ginsburg of course:

    Sotomayor: “Congress could step in to resolve Puerto Rico’s crisis,” she wrote. “But in the interim, the government and people of Puerto Rico should not have to wait for possible congressional action to avert the consequences of unreliable electricity, transportation and safe water – consequences that members of the Executive and Legislature have described as a looming ‘humanitarian crisis.’”

    Another bailout from the taxpayer coming right up.

  7. OFD says:

    “…a looming ‘humanitarian crisis.’”

    And as Commissar Emmanuel has said, why waste a good crisis? How can they spin this to further erode liberty and amass wealth and power for themselves? Cui bono, indeed.

    “Nobody NEEDS a sports car, motorcycle, Rolex, Vodka, large home, yacht, jet ski, BMW, AUDI, or Porsche.”

    OFD respectfully submits that we need AR15s MORE than we need those other things at this point in history. A LOT more.

    Also, OFD grows tired of hearing the AR15 described by the usual suspects as a “powerful” automatic or semi-automatic rifle. The AR10 might fit that description, however. Or the Barrett. Or the heavy-caliber sniper rifles. Dolts.

  8. Denis says:

    “Also, OFD grows tired of hearing the AR15 described by the usual suspects as a “powerful” automatic or semi-automatic rifle. ”

    We should just call them “poodleshooters”, as Col. Cooper intended.

    There is a semi-auto firearms ban on the cards over here in the EU, with the result that I am now going to have to buy both an AR15 and an AK47, together with a stack of magazines for each. I never wanted either rifle, but if they’re banning, I’m buying…

  9. MrAtoz says:

    Not to be an a-hole Dr. Bob, but any update on the prepping book? I can’t prep without it. If TSHTF I’ll be unprepared.

  10. pcb_duffer says:

    I want an AR because Anne Frank didn’t have one. Period, Full Stop.

  11. OFD says:

    “…I am now going to have to buy both an AR15 and an AK47, together with a stack of magazines for each. I never wanted either rifle, but if they’re banning, I’m buying…”

    Absolutely. Also look into making them yourself. Polymer, regular old drill and jig method, or….the Ghost Gunner.

    “I want an AR because Anne Frank didn’t have one. Period, Full Stop.”

    That’s pretty good. I like it. Of course, the Nazis grabbed everyone’s firearms first thing and left them defenseless; ditto in the Soviet Union but we never hear about that or the much worse murder numbers.

    In other nooz:

    “Microsoft is buying LinkedIn”

    “This is hot off the presses, folks. Microsoft just announced a $26.2B deal to acquire LinkedIn for $196/share. When the markets closed on Friday, LinkedIn’s share price was sitting at $130. While both sides have agreed to the deal, the acquisition still needs to be approved by LinkedIn shareholders and is expected to close by the end of the year. CEO Jeff Weiner will stay on and report directly to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. Other than that, pretty much business as usual.
    And in case you’re wondering… ”

    “Founder Reid Hoffman and his wife own 21.4% of the company which comes out to a cool $5.6B. Jeff Weiner, the current CEO, owns 4.1% for just under $1.1B. Other big winners include Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners, and Bessemer Venture Partners.”

    “Obviously this isn’t that important since they’re a public company and shareholders got paid in the 2011 IPO.”

    When will Microslop just buy the Fed gummint??? It’s already got all the security holes and bugs.

  12. Dave says:

    Not to be an a-hole Dr. Bob, but any update on the prepping book? I can’t prep without it. If TSHTF I’ll be unprepared.

    You don’t need RBT’s book to be prepared. RBT’s book would make you more prepared. You left the Army more prepared than this civilian is. I’m more prepared than I was a year ago. We’re both more prepared because we have been reading this blog.

    Although I think it would be a good great thing if our host finished his book, we can prepare with or without it. It would be a good thing if someone like OFD or nick could help RBT finish the book, but I think they are both also too busy. In a couple of months, I will have the time, but half of the people here are more qualified.

  13. nick says:

    I’m always up for reading a chapter and offering critique. (Hard for me not to 🙂 )

    We all have blind spots, and can be caught unaware. My recent discovery of the HUGE hazard of 120 000 acre feet of water, held back by a 70yo pile of dirt, just 100 yards from my kids’ school comes to mind. Due to recent rain, the reservoir added about 4000 acre-ft overnight. Currently at 51000 acre-ft.

    nick

  14. lynn says:

    Sadly, Scott Adams called it:
    http://blog.dilbert.com/post/145856730936/the-orlando-trigger

    @nick, we got two inches of rain yesterday in the Land of Sugar. In the infamous words of Steve Martin, “When is it going to stop?”.

  15. lynn says:

    “Houston just had its wettest 60-day period on record”
    http://spacecityweather.com/houston-just-wettest-60-day-period/

    Lucky us! Many flood plans are going to be re-evaluated because of this. And lot of dollars spent. FEMA engineers are going to be on the prowl, converting formerly unflooding areas into the 100 year flood plain. Which, will force any homeowner with a mortgage to buy flood insurance.

    A friend of mine is the accountant at a 54 hole golf course in the south side of Houston. The golf course and all of the buildings have flooded three times so far this year. They had nine feet of water in the cart building and the clubhouse two weeks ago. She is in total shock and her boss is totally freaked out. They had just bought new golf carts and had them delivered when the last flood occurred.

  16. nick says:

    Eh, it’s a SWAMP. We live in a swamp. Swamps flood, it’s part of their function. We’re at the bottom of SEVERAL watersheds, and we’re the “Bayou City” because all those watersheds drain THRU here.

    It’s only thru the flood control efforts already expended that we don’t flood with every rain.

    Part of the deal….

    nick

    (doesn’t mean I like flooding, but the money spent after the last big one actually did improve things tremendously)

  17. nick says:

    On another front,

    “Has Libor scandal cost three bankers their lives? Mystery deaths of three financiers in London, New York and Siena linked to interest rate-rigging”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3638560/Mystery-suicides-international-bankers-deaths-three-financiers-London-New-York-Siena-linked-Libor-scandal.html

    Took ’em a while, and they’re not the US MSM, but it’s nice to see someone finally publishing what the fringe sites knew years ago.

    (no mention of the suspiciousness of the ‘suicide by nailgun’ death, but you can’t get everything you want.)

    nick

  18. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    “Not to be an a-hole Dr. Bob, but any update on the prepping book? I can’t prep without it. If TSHTF I’ll be unprepared.”

    Yeah, right, blame it on me. The reason it’s not making much progress is that I’ve been too busy doing important stuff like getting the hell out of the big city.

    But seriously, if you want a good intro prepping guide, buy Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom.

  19. MrAtoz says:

    I have to blame somebody. SJWs say I have to. Plus, you won’t let me live with you. 🙁

  20. MrAtoz says:

    Smile.

    Former Governor Jesse Ventura is having a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad day. A federal appeals court has thrown out his $1.8 million judgement which he was previously awarded for claiming he had been defamed by the late Chris Kyle in his book, “American Sniper.”

  21. Dave says:

    But seriously, if you want a good intro prepping guide, buy Lisa Bedford’s Survival Mom.

    If you’re cheap, she has a blog and at least 3 free titles on the Kindle. I think I want my wife to read Survival Mom. I still have to wonder if there might be a better book for guys. Also does anyone have a specific recommendations for a book in my car emergency kits?

  22. nick says:

    You could get a cheap kindle, an external usb battery, and load that thing up with pdfs and scraped web sites…..

    n

  23. Dave says:

    You could get a cheap kindle, an external usb battery, and load that thing up with pdfs and scraped web sites…..

    Already getting a microSD card for our Android phones which I’ll do some of that with. Probably will have the same stuff on my Android tablet. I’m looking for an actual book to carry. Will have a lightweight copy of SAS Survival Guide in each kit, Wondering if there is something better to have…

  24. nick says:

    “The recipe claims to serve eight. As a side dish, perhaps. Not as a main/only course.”

    I see that on all the freeze drieds too. I guess they assume you won’t be eating your fill after SHTF. Given the amount of physical exertion needed post disaster, I think that’s very unlikely.

    Long collapse, you are going to want to lose weight like everyone else, or you won’t hold on to your food stores long. Disaster, you will need even more calories than usually.

    nick

  25. nick says:

    @dave,. what I’ve read about actual sudden disasters, and my own involvement, suggests it’s more about mindset than particular references. The determination that you WILL LIVE is most important. After that, a plan and LOTS of flexibility.

    From what I’ve heard the SAS manual is a good reference. Worst case, you can burn it for a signal fire or to keep warm…

    I don’t know what the first aid section is like, but you could add a small first aid book. With limited resources though, it all comes down to stop the bleeding, control temperature, control shock, wait for the helicopters. That’s pretty easy to remember.

    Stay with the vehicle and don’t split the party come to mind too.

    I guess where I’m going is that you need to know the immediate stuff without looking it up. I have several versions of “The Worst Case Scenario:Survival Manual” that I used as ‘bathroom books.’ Reading thru them will put the right attitude in your brain (and the brains of others) and is a painless way to get that ball moving.

    nick

    (I’m a great believer in reference material and am amassing as comprehensive a library as I can. I don’t know what would be more useful or comprehensive than the SAS manual. If you haven’t read thru it at least once, you’re unlikely to remember when needed.)

  26. OFD says:

    “Eh, it’s a SWAMP. We live in a swamp. Swamps flood, it’s part of their function.”

    Yup, geography and climate count for a LOT. We live on a northern temperate lake shore, a rather large lake with outlets to the Atlantic Ocean, and very near a freshwater marsh/estuary formed by two active streams emptying into said lake. It’s also winter here for a few months every year, and it can be bitterly cold and windy plus heavy snowfall, plus ice storms that knock down trees, poles and power lines.

    Thus our measly preps so fah for three to six months of a bitter cold and snowy winter with no power and local miscreants, felons and other goblins and gremlins trying to break in and steal our stuff and/or assault us.

    YMMV

    I note also that the flags are all at half-mast today; IIRC, that used to be only for dead Presidents, senators, governors, congressmen, etc. Now it’s for anybody who got dead somehow somewhere in the world. Per Executive Order.

  27. lynn says:

    I see that on all the freeze drieds too. I guess they assume you won’t be eating your fill after SHTF. Given the amount of physical exertion needed post disaster, I think that’s very unlikely.

    It has been very rare in human history that people could eat their fill. Just about only in the last 100+ years or so. Usually, people have lived in near starvation times, mostly due to outside forces such as war, pests, climate, etc.

  28. Dave says:

    @nick,

    I want to have something for the less prepared one, especially if we are separated and have to meet up post SHTF. Also I am guessing that if SHTF I will forget half of what I know until I have a chance to calm down. So I want to learn more and have the really important stuff written down.

  29. lynn says:

    Eh, it’s a SWAMP. We live in a swamp. Swamps flood, it’s part of their function. We’re at the bottom of SEVERAL watersheds, and we’re the “Bayou City” because all those watersheds drain THRU here.

    It’s only thru the flood control efforts already expended that we don’t flood with every rain.

    I suspect that part of the new flooding problems is all of the home construction on the northwest side of the Houston metroplex.

    The effort to widen Brayes Bayou from 300 ft to 1,200 ft is going to start soon. That $600 million project is ever growing.
    https://www.projectbrays.org/

  30. lynn says:

    _Once Upon an Apocalypse: Book 1 – The Journey Home (Volume 1)_ by Jeff Motes
    https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Apocalypse-Book-Journey/dp/0996869107/

    Book number one of a one book apocalyptic series. There might be more in the series in the coming years but I am not going to hold my breath. The author states that he is still promoting the first book and will start the second book soon. If so, I will buy and read the sequel(s). The book is a POD (print on demand) trade paperback.

    The apocalyptic event is a 20 megaton nuclear blast above the USA causing a massive EMP from coast to coast. The author believes that the EMP will cause all cars and trucks to fail due to their EMS (engine management systems) computer being fried. I disagree with this concept as a car or a truck on rubber tires is a large Faraday cage. The EMS is a hardened computer system running in a horrible environment. Just the act of jump starting a vehicle would kill most of these systems if they were not well protected.

    That said, having all the modern cars and trucks dead certainly intensifies the beginning of the tragedy. Our protagonists are over 200 miles away from home and use a combination of legs, bicycles, old trucks, and four wheelers to get going home.

    BTW, there are frequent mentions of Christianity in the book via prayers and such. At least once per chapter and sometimes several times per chapter. I have an acquaintance who is an atheist who was offended by the amount of prayers in the book. I am a Christian so I appreciate the amount but others might not.

    Also, the book is written in second person perspective. At first, I disliked that perspective but, it grew on me and I got comfortable with it after a while.

    One common theme in the apocalypse books that I have been reading is how quickly things go bad. I guess that is an expansion of the old saying, “any society is three meals away from anarchy”. I am wondering how many bad actors are being kept in place by the rule of law. And prisons.

  31. Rolf Grunsky says:

    A cheap tablet is probably better than a Kindle (or any other eink device) for reading PDF files. Make sure that it charges from a USB port. Pick up several external power packs. I picked up several and always keep a couple in my backpack. Handy for my iPod and Sony T3 (reader). The packs I found are rated 1800maH and were three dollars each.

    Make sure the tablets have GPS and then install maps.me and/or OsmAnd. Download the maps then for the areas you’re interested in. These programs use the maps from the Open Street Map Project and the give you offline GPS capability. I’ve been wandering around Toronto with my Nexus 7 tablet and both seem to work quite well. Works completely independent of both WiFi and phone system. Should be useful when I visit Victoria later this year.

  32. SteveF says:

    I want an AR because Anne Frank didn’t have one.

    Well said. I’m stealing that.

  33. lynn says:

    I want an AR because Anne Frank didn’t have one.

    Well said. I’m stealing that.

    Me too. If my old feeble mind can remember it.

  34. OFD says:

    Make mine an AR-10, though.

    With about 5k rounds of ammo.

  35. OFD says:

    From the White Supremacist Hate and Violence Department:

    http://takimag.com/article/mexplaining_mexican_pride_jim_goad/print#axzz4BKd8kG2u

    Yeah, if Mexico is so freaking great and this country sucks, then why the fuck R U here, amigos???

    I mean, it’s pretty bad when even black guys are asking this question publicly….

  36. OFD says:

    And from the Continued Lefty Insanity Department:

    “Overcompensation Nation: It’s time to admit that toxic masculinity drives gun violence
    Our national attachment to dominance models of manhood is a major reason why we have so much violence.”

    I KNEW IT!!!

    http://www.salon.com/2016/06/13/overcompensation_nation_its_time_to_admit_that_toxic_masculinity_drives_gun_violence/?source=newsletter

  37. lynn says:

    Make mine an AR-10, though.

    With about 5k rounds of ammo.

    Have you shot an AR-10 lately? That is a young mans weapon.

    I shot five rounds through my Dad’s Browning 308 when I was 20. All I wanted to do afterwards was throw the gun in the nearest ravine. It left my shoulder bruised. And no, it did not have a pad on the stock.

  38. OFD says:

    “Have you shot an AR-10 lately? That is a young mans weapon.”

    As a matta of fact, yeah. They have new chit now since thirty years ago, kemosabe; lighter rifles with decent recoil and ya gotta LEAN IN, as the bozos at MSNBC say, and use the right posture and suchlike. Ya want recoil try a simple double-barrel 12-gauge, firing both at once.

    I’ve also got a Ruger American in .308, bolt-action, and again, lean in and ready yerself; don’t be That Guy, lol.

  39. SteveF says:

    All I wanted to do afterwards was throw the gun in the nearest ravine.

    -cough- candyass -cough-

    As for you, OFD, what the heck were you doing, reading salon? You might as well stick your head in a bucket of sewage, for all the useful content you’ll get and for the stink that will linger.

  40. MrAtoz says:

    I’ve got the SAS guide in paper, pdf and epub. Yes, I do prep. I still want to live with Dr. Bob.

    Hey, Mr. OFD, can I live with you?

  41. Dave says:

    As to AR-10 vs AR-15, the ammo for the AR-10 costs twice as much. So I’m strongly leaning toward an AR-15 with twice as much ammo. Unless the purchase approval department suddenly gets on board with the prepping thing.

  42. OFD says:

    “As for you, OFD, what the heck were you doing, reading salon? You might as well stick your head in a bucket of sewage, for all the useful content you’ll get and for the stink that will linger.”

    I check it out occasionally like some other sites and sources just to get the gist of what the commies’ latest “thinking” might be; and yeah, it’s usually pretty rotten. Their brains are truly gone now.

    “Hey, Mr. OFD, can I live with you?”

    Yo, homie, slide on up in here! We’ll go skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, all that good chit, and you can ogle the two-ton honeypots we got lumbering around…a downer, probably, after however many years of seeing all them nekkied zombie strippers out there…

    “So I’m strongly leaning toward an AR-15 with twice as much ammo. Unless the purchase approval department suddenly gets on board with the prepping thing.

    Oh sure, that’s the right call. I don’t have an AR-10 at present and when the time comes and I have my little shop set up, I’ll probably just roll my own. Money saved will go to ammo; meanwhile I have the .308 bolt for longer and heavier duty if necessary; it was well under five bills.

  43. lynn says:

    All I wanted to do afterwards was throw the gun in the nearest ravine.

    -cough- candyass -cough-

    Yup. A candyass who could bench press 330 lbs and jog five miles in 35 minutes back then. No way I can do either nowadays. Or shoot that gun. Maybe if I hacksaw off the stock butt and put a recoil pad on it. Seems a shame to modify a Browning though. And this is the semi-auto .308, not the bolt action.

    Although, I have no idea about this LEAN IN thing.

  44. OFD says:

    “Maybe if I hacksaw off the stock butt and put a recoil pad on it. Seems a shame to modify a Browning though.”

    There are several decent after-market stock makers for all kinds of rifles, Boyd’s and Altamont come to mind. Check with your son about it, he probably has an idea.

    “Although, I have no idea about this LEAN IN thing.”

    http://leanin.org/

    http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/lean

    Lean in, babycakes, lean in!

    I meant, of course, tucking that puppy tight into your shoulder, slightly leaning forward, firm grip with your left hand pulling it in to you, etc. But a decent stock and recoil pad can work wunduz.

  45. SteveF says:

    I’ll probably never shoot my .30-06 again. My right shoulder hasn’t fully healed after two years and it’s painful just to poke it with a finger. That’s not a show-stopper, as I’m ambidextrous, but my left eye, while no longer blind, is not good enough to shoot with. -shrug- I was never much of a rifleman, preferring knives, pistols, and shotguns. I can make do.

  46. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I’ll probably never shoot my .600 Nitro Express for pretty much the same reason. Well that and the fact that ammo is probably $50/round by now. It’s good to know that SteveF is a wimp, just like me.

  47. lynn says:

    My problem with long guns is that I am right handed and left eye dominant. I can adapt when shooting a pistol but shooting a right handed rifle is problematic for me. My left eye is -4.5 and right eye is -6.5.

    And I ain’t ambidextrous whatsoever.

    And the dadgum center stable floaters in right eye no longer let it focus. The lens is 12 mm in diameter and the floaters are 14 mm in diameter.

    My Dad is left handed and very ambidextrous. His aunt tied his left hand down when he was young and forced him to use his right hand. I just learned that recently.

  48. SteveF says:

    SteveF is a wimp

    Congratulations are in order. I don’t think those words have ever been written before.

    I tore the shoulder’s rotator cuff a couple years ago. No idea how — one morning it hurt and barely moved. Modern medical practice seems to be about useless for this, as it wasn’t damaged badly enough to operate on, it wasn’t inflamed so steroids and other drugs besides OTC painkillers weren’t any use, and my experience with physical therapists is that they know less than I do. So I kept my own council and rehabbed as healing allowed. It’s got the nominal 90% mobility and I’m continuing to build the muscle back up.

    That said, it’ll probably never fully heal. -shrug- As with OFD, the number of hazardous situations I’ve been in leave me with no cause to complain about having lived long enough to get broken-down.

  49. SteveF says:

    His aunt tied his left hand down when he was young

    My first grade teacher hit us with a ruler if we wrote left-handed. I was lucky enough to be able to use either. My one friend was purely left-handed and even into high school might as well have been writing with his feet, his handwriting was so bad.

    Whenever I tell this story, I can always tell who went to Catholic school because they chime in “The left hand is the haaaaaand of the devil!” More’s the pity, my experience was in public school. Your tax dollars at work.

  50. OFD says:

    “…I was never much of a rifleman, preferring knives, pistols, and shotguns. I can make do.”

    “…I’ll probably never shoot my .600 Nitro Express for pretty much the same reason. Well that and the fact that ammo is probably $50/round by now. It’s good to know that SteveF is a wimp, just like me.”

    “My problem with long guns is that I am right handed and left eye dominant. I can adapt when shooting a pistol but shooting a right handed rifle is problematic for me.”

    Jayzus, Mary and Joseph, what a spleeny, candy-ass bunch of derelict quiche-eating pussies! Actually…the guns is all I have left that I can do. Any gun, any time. Left shoulder, right shoulder, left or right hands, etc. 20-20 with specs and formerly Expert Marksman for both AF and Army, counter-sniper, blah, blah, blah. It’s all I got now. IT is kaput; can’t write worth shit; and basically reduced to being a semi-retired janitor and house-sitter. So I gotta work with what I got left, and to that end, I’m stacking time on the firearms biz and consequent paperwork.

    “As with OFD, the number of hazardous situations I’ve been in leave me with no cause to complain about having lived long enough to get broken-down.”

    Indeed; plus I get to see guys (and gals now) coming back from the various foreign clusterfucks that our dear leaders cook up, many missing limbs, burned, TBI stuff, and major PTSD, in their late teens, twenties and thirties, mostly. So I feel guilty whining about my poor sore back and hip and wincing like a little girl when a nice shot of pain lights up. We can complain but who gives a shit, amirite?

    “…I can always tell who went to Catholic school because they chime in “The left hand is the haaaaaand of the devil!””

    Latin = “sinister” I also went to publik skools and in my time teachers could still smack us, slap us, hit us with various objects and slam us into the wall, all of which was done to me and then again when my parents found out. Until I was about thirteen and six feet tall with a very short fuse and usually carrying a Puma (German) bowie knife around with me. Not even the greasers’ gang messed with me but I liked those guys, anyway.

  51. OFD says:

    Previous post may have sounded like I’m a real badass; that is very fah from the case; I’m a goddam mess, easily beat up by ten-year-olds, and apparently dumb as the day is long most of the time. A laughingstock.

    Carry on.

  52. lynn says:

    BTW, on _Once Upon an Apocalypse: Book 1 – The Journey Home (Volume 1)_ by Jeff Motes
    https://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Apocalypse-Book-Journey/dp/0996869107/

    The author reports on his facecrack page that he has sold 8,000 copies through May 15 from when he published the book last November 8, 2015. I’m guessing that is both ebook and POD.

  53. MrAtoz says:

    Jayzus, Mary and Joseph, what a spleeny, candy-ass bunch of derelict quiche-eating pussies!

    Count me in! Especially the quiche-eating pussy aviator part!

  54. MrAtoz says:

    lol! Libturds are in an uproar all over the net. Especially the celibuturds in Hollyweird. Ban all guns! Let the FBI take guns from anybody that is a “potential” terrorist! Ban big “clips.” Ban “fully automatic assault guns.” Fuck the NRA (from Cankles social media manager, but that’s OK, nothing will happen to her, Douche Alan Grayson and more). lol!

    Of course, gun sales are going through the roof. I would bet June will be the biggest ever month for the sale of fully automatic machine guns will 1,000 bullet “clips” with bazooka attached. Especially to Gays. Don’t forget the RPG boys! They have them in pink! lololololol!

  55. OFD says:

    “Of course, gun sales are going through the roof. I would bet June will be the biggest ever month for the sale of fully automatic machine guns will 1,000 bullet “clips” with bazooka attached. Especially to Gays. Don’t forget the RPG boys! They have them in pink! lololololol!”

    LOL! Big yucks up here, hermano!

    You bet gun sales are gonna go completely chit-house now! Every time Cankles or one of the other commie beyotches runs their pie-hole with them threats, more gun sales! Keep it up, assholes! Half a billion to a billion out here NOW! Ima just gon guess another half-billion by Xmas, lol!

    What a great time to be in the gun biz! Plus guns gotta get cleaned, repaired, customized, etc., etc. Most derps don’t know jack-chit about that stuff. “Oh shit, Hillary’s gonna crack down on guns; I’d better buy a half-dozen ARs right now, before it’s too late!”

    That’s right, buddy; buy a DOZEN! For your family and friends, too, man! Don’t feel like cleaning or fixing them after you fuck them up at the range? No problemo, amigos! Don’t know how to attach a sling, an optic, a new stock? Like I said, no problemo!

    Plus OFD knows a guy a few towns over, in the deep sticks, who has a friggin’ arsenal, plus he builds ARs with the tens of thousands of dollars-CNC machine his dad scarfed from a plant up here when the plant went outta biz. Wheeeeeeeee!

  56. brad says:

    @SteveF: I hear you, about the shoulder. Some years ago, when I was working on a dry stone wall, one of my shoulders started to bother me, for no apparent reason. The doc had no clue, so he sent me to physical therapy. The physiotherapist basically admitted she knew nothing about shoulders and was making it up as she went along.

    The Internet led me to the rotator cuff diagnosis. Stopped the physio and did what seemed sensible, which worked as well as anything. Took about 2 years to stop hurting in normal life, and other 2-3 years before overhead motions like shooting a basketball were back to normal.

    – – –

    Orlando: It’s interesting, watching the progs react. The sites I check in on mostly seem to be avoiding the obvious conflict between immigration and LGBT issues. Instead, they are focusing on what Trump had to say. Or going off on really weird tangents, like maybe the shooter was secretly gay and therefore horribly conflicted. Dunno what relevance that’s supposed to have; maybe we’re supposed to be understanding, and feel sorry for him?

    Whatever else: Orlando just gave Trump another 2-3% of the votes.

  57. JimL says:

    Orlando is giving Trump a big boost amongst the gay community. He’s brash and unfiltered, but he doesn’t hate anyone* and wants to protect our borders.

    I never did understand the mix of gays & moslems in the Dem tent. Seems to me that grouping up with people that want to CUT YOUR HEAD OFF makes a lot less sense than teaming up with people that won’t bake you a doggone cake.

    * take that as you will. I want illegals barred. I don’t hate them. Trump acts that way. You can’t be truly successful with a heart filled with hatred.

  58. JimL says:

    I sprained my shoulder several years ago. Agony to rotate at all. I went to the doctor & they called it a sprain. They gave me some painkillers, told me to exercise, and wrote a prescription for physical therapy.

    The first PT session had me doing movements that put me in agony. Therapist said it had to hurt or it wouldn’t work. I walked out.

    I did sensible stretches AFTER 3-4 days of immobilization with a sling. I threw away the painkillers & paid attention to the pain level. I know the difference between stretching & tearing. I gently stretched for weeks, then built strength back. It worked well.

    I occasionally get a twinge now & then, but I have full function. I am glad it was my left shoulder, though, as I’m right-handed. I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous.

  59. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    “Yes, I do prep. I still want to live with Dr. Bob.”

    Sure, as long as you bring that chopper and a bunch of LTS food.

  60. OFD says:

    “Must be part of that Living Constitution we hear about.”

    “…Nineteen Democratic lawmakers…”

    There’s your answer right there; something in the air in Kalifornia, apparently. Also in Maffachufetts, NYC, etc. They just do what they want anyway; the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been toilet paper for a very long time now, IMHO since the capers in Philadelphia in 1787, exacerbated immediately thereafter with Shays’s Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion, followed by our War Between the States. They really started shredding it all in 1947 and kicked it up a few more notches after 9/11.

    Means nothing anymore.

  61. brad says:

    I expect y’all have read the latest conspiracy theories: Despite the growing evidence that there *is* a grand jury, and that the investigation of Hillary’s email server is proceeding apace, the FBI won’t seek an indictment. Instead, they will quietly chat with her about how awful it would be, if anything were to “happen” to her nice campaign. In return, well, Presidential favors for a power-hungry organization can be just so useful.

    Maybe it’s just the usual rumor mongering. OTOH, it would explain why things are so darned quiet, on what ought to be an open-and-shut case.

  62. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Oh, for just one Oath Keeper in the Secret Service.

  63. Miles_Teg says:

    MrAtoz wrote:

    “Of course, gun sales are going through the roof.”

    Dunno why y’all so down on Obola – he’s not really a liberal at all. He must be on the NRA payroll for big bickies…

  64. Miles_Teg says:

    It’s not mooslems that are responsible for Orlando. It’s Christians.

    Mooslems and gays are natural allies, according to the ACLU…

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/12/aclu-lawyers-blames-christians-for-orlando-terror-attack/

  65. DadCooks says:

    @RBT: “Oh, for just one Oath Keeper in the Secret Service.”
    +1000

    And I’ll add, “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!”
    ~~~from William Shakespeare’s play, Richard III

    @Miles_Teg: “It’s not mooslems that are responsible for Orlano. It’s Christians.
    Mooslems and gays are natural allies, according to the ACLU…”

    +1000

    And now Obuttwad is talking, basically saying at this point regarding the phrase “Radical Islamist Terrorists”, (to quote Cankles) “At this point what difference does it make”.

    The libiturds are doing their best to change the facts. It’s all the fault of anyone who dares believe in the Old American Values. It’s a new day baby.

  66. nick flandrey says:

    I’ve got no faith in “oathkeepers.” They are all breaking their oath EVERY FUCKING DAY that they work for a department that engages in civil asset forfeiture. Why would anyone think they won’t continue breaking their oath when things get really shitty?

    nick

  67. OFD says:

    I agree with Mr. nick; if a so-called “oathkeeper” remains in his or her position, whether LE, mil-spec, or the plethora of un-Constitutional agencies and departments, then I am writing them off. Until I see evidence that they’re truly on our “side” and mean what they say.

    “It’s all the fault of anyone who dares believe in the Old American Values.”

    True for quite a long while now; cis-hetero white male fascist married (breeder) Christian veterans, especially. For all the evil in human history.

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