Friday, January 30, 2015

Let's celebrate

I got a promotion today with a big chunk of pocket fat along with it. Work hard, pay your dues, and stay the motherfucking course you've set out for yourself. 

Now, let's go sip some of that good stuff. 

Have a great afternoon, and even better weekend knuckleheads!

Why Do They Call Them Leathernecks?

And now you know...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

In the beginning, there was mud

High Lifter Products, based in Shreveport, Louisiana, created the ATV Mud Nationals to provide an event in which ATVs and UTVs could demonstrate their prowess over the 4x4’s competition – mud. The event, in its 10th year has grown from a weekend get-together to a full-fledged five-day event with races including the EPI Endurance Challenge, the Polaris Mudda Cross, the Can-Am/BRP Mud Bog, the Dynojet Bad 2 Da’Bone, Mud Jam Stereo Competition, and the S3 Powersports Poker Run.


Dates are March 25-29 at Mud Creek Offroad Park in Jacksonville TX.

This is the most fun you'll have on an ATV in the State of Texas at this time of year. I've gone once and just about lost an arm. No seriously, it felt like it almost got ripped off when I went over the handlebars. The mud was a bit more sticky than I first thought. Of course, refilling a 100oz camelbak mule 5 times in one night with beer will more than make you lose judgement and be more prone to do dumb shit. Hey it happens, don't judge me. Beer through a tube slung over your shoulder. I rest my case. 

East Texas is my home and where I grew up, but South East Texas pays the bills these days, if you know what I mean. I will always enjoy going back up there to visit and may just make the trip to this again this year. 

Here's a Youtube clip of what they experienced last year...

Just once in your life, if you like to ride, you should come to this. 
It's a pretty bad ass event. 

What happens when you put your phone inside an acoustic guitar

Pipeliners do it finer...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Students forced to expose underwear for inspection

Elementary school students in Gustine, TX were forced to lower their pants for inspection after feces were found on the school gym floor.


GUSTINE, TX — In Gustine, population 457, what happens at the schoolhouse affects nearly everyone. 

And something happened Monday that is causing a big controversy in this small town.

"I felt uncomfortable, and I didn't want to do it," said 11-year-old Eliza Medina. "I felt like they violated my privacy."

Story here


This is unacceptable. There's about to be a broke school house in Gustine. I know for a fact my child would have told them where to go stick it. It's happened before and I've had to go to the school to square a few things out with these "educators". I've always told her to not be afraid of resisting something that she thought was not right. That's what us parents are for, to be advocates for our children. They don't care too much for my wife and I, but that's okay, they don't have to like us to still take our school taxes. They know our positions well and we haven't had much to deal with in the last year or so.

'Gargantuan' wild hog weighing nearly 800 pounds caught in Texas

A ginormous hog that tipped the scale at 790 pounds is living carefree, and getting fed and watered down in his corral – for now.

The hog was bagged after what could be a catch of a lifetime for Blaine Garcia and Wyatt Walton on a ranch Jan. 16 in De Leon, a town about 35 minutes west of Stephenville and 95 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

That Friday was an ordinary day of hunting on land owned by Comanche County Commissioner Jimmy Dale Johnson, until Garcia found the signs of a large hog in the area.

Click pic for story.


30 Things People From Louisiana Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

I wasn't born there, but my Dad's side comes from the Boot. We've got family in Vivian, Natchitoches, Many, Bunkie, Ville Platte, and New Iberia. We spent a lot of time over there throughout the years with those crazy fools. I've learned that even though we may sound different with our Texan twang, we aren't that different in SE Texas and SW Louisiana. At least not in my family anyways...

30 Things People From Louisiana Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are everywhere

Norwegians lost their taste for chicken in September 2014, when newspaper headlines warned consumers that antibiotic-resistant bacteria had been found in one-third of chicken fillets sold in Norwegian supermarkets.

Experts revealed that they themselves avoided touching chicken meat with their fingers for fear of ingesting the resistant bacteria.

The demand for chicken meat nationwide plummeted.

The only problem is that chicken fillets may be the least of our problems when it comes to antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

Story here


Hasn't ever slowed me down. I'm all about some smoked barnyard pimp...

I will say this though, when it comes to using pens that are in public places like the bank, the pharmacy, or at the grocery store, DO NOT USE THEM. Keep one in your pocket and don't share it. Even where you swipe your debit card there are millions of bacteria sitting on that thing from all of the folks that have used it and not washed their hands after they touched their junk, wiped their ass, or picked their nose. Think about how many times a day you touch your face without thinking about it. Yep, you just thought about it didn't you... Kinda gross ain't it? It kinda freaks me out a little because I know there are some nasty individuals out there among us who don't think hygiene is something to worry about.

No wonder there's a long line

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Mini-Wrecker

An RC car gets stuck in a frozen lake, and an RC tow truck is sent to successfully rescue. Being cut from the recovery operator cloth that I am, I can dig it. Rotating cameras with obviously strong transmitting and signalling on these RC Cars.

Friday, January 23, 2015

One badass Can Am Renegade 1000

I ride quite a bit myself but I do it on a 4x4 Rancher 350ES. My 4 wheeler isn't anything close to that mud monster. The point of owning an ATV for me is to keep the chirrens entertained from time to time, getting out dry to my favorite places to look for arrowheads, and for hauling meat out of the woods.

Just goes to show you that money can buy you happiness. And, whoever said it can't, obviously has never dove off in a mud hole on a 4 wheeler at 20 mph.

Not yet anyway...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For sale: Buy the world's biggest barbecue pit for $350,000

You may remember sometime back last summer I posted a pic of this behemoth smoker. It can now be yours for the right price.

Along Highway 290 in Brenham sits the indisputable proof that everything's bigger in Texas.

"It's the world's largest barbecue pit," says Kim Folsom, proudly describing the giant smoker in her front yard.

Weighing 40 tons, stretching 75 feet in length, ventilated by seven smokestacks, it's the "Undisputable Cuz," a barbecue pit so huge law enforcement authorities have required special permits and escorts just to move it down the road. Drivers passing through Washington County sometimes stop and take pictures of the black behemoth sitting alongside the road between Houston and Austin, perhaps drawn by the hand-painted sign proclaiming it the planet's biggest barbecue pit and offering it for sale. 

Story here


Under $300 Complete Deck Addition

I've got a few pallets put up for a little spring time patio addition. My Little Smoking Hot Barefoot Gardening Squaw cannot wait to get it done because The Backyard holds so much water during the winter time, that ducks could probably light in the pooled water and hang out a bit. If you haven't noticed by now, she has some influence on what gets posted here. Ain't nothing like getting a pat on the ass and an attaboy for keeping her happy. 

If you're like my camp is, you can't just drop 4k on a poured slab with all kinds of fancy shit added to it to have an outdoor entertainment area. Yeah it'd be nice, but we cannot justify spending that much when we can do it ourselves and save a ton of money doing it by using concrete blocks and wood that we already have. 

Here's a good place to start learning how to do it. Enjoy.

Second Wind of Texas

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

How To Make A Large Rotisserie Pit BBQ

Find instructions here

Scientists make metal surfaces water-repellent

Two University of Rochester scientists have found a way of using powerful laser beams to make metal surfaces last longer and be more suitable for a wide range of practical purposes.

"We change the nature of the metal surface so that they can repel water," said Chunlei Guo, who is a professor of optics and physics at UR.

Guo and Anatoliy Vorobyev, who is a senior scientist with Guo at UR's Institute of Optics, detail their findings in an article appearing on Tuesday in the Journal of Applied Physics.

The process that they have developed changes the surface of metals by repeatedly subjecting the surface to bursts of lasers.

Water tends to stick and spread on metal surfaces, but that doesn't happen on the treated ones.

Story here


Awesome. Now, get with the gun manufacturers and make a few trillion dollars...

It's all they really want

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Baker Hughes to lay off 7,000 as oil patch layoffs mount

As crude oil prices continue slipping, pink slips are mounting in the oil patch.

The latest: oilfield services provider Baker Hughes (BHI), which said Tuesday it plans to lay off about 7,000 employees - or about 11% of its workforce - in the wake of a nearly 60% drop in the price of crude oil.

"While market demand ended up being more resilient in the fourth quarter than many had predicted, the recent declines seen in rig counts will clearly affect results in 2015, '' said CEO Martin Craighead. "We are taking proactive steps to manage the business through these challenges." 

Story here


And so it begins... Should start seeing some really great deals on firearms and home electronics pretty soon.

Gray State movie producer David Crowley and family found dead.

Gray State Screenwriter David Crowley, his wife and five-year-old daughter were found dead on Sunday morning in a Minnesota home in what is being called a murder-suicide.

Crowley, 29, his wife Komel, 28 and their five-year-old daughter were found after their next door neighbor Collin Prochnow discovered their bodies and notified the Apple Valley Police. 

Prochnow told the Star Tribune that he had simply went over to gather packages from the family's front porch when he looked inside and noticed the bodies and the family dog in the house. 

Crowley was the screenwriter for a controversial FEMA camp movie titled Gray State. The film depicts what Crowley envisioned happening following an economic collapse and breakdown of society in America.

See story and trailer here

Monday, January 19, 2015

Will trade wine for instruction

How to range a man sized target with your thumb

Take into account that this is for range estimations. All the high speed guys with laser range finders won't need it... Unless their batteries die. Then I suppose they'd just take the batteries out of their Kestrel 4000 and put them back in their laser range finder. I don't know if that would work though, since I don't own either one of those things.


This one is pretty self explanatory. You don't need to speak Russian to figure it out.

Communists can't stand to see a winner

Jealous much Mike? 90.2 million dollars at the box office in it's debut weekend. Every film Moore has ever done combined has not even come close to that amount. Now, there are Marksmanship experts everywhere. The mall ninjas are in their huddles talking about ballistic data on .300 Win Mag and .338 Lapua Mag and how the bullet doesn't really drop like that on Call of Duty.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Things you do during a red light

They left out a few... 

Reach down to your conceal spot to make sure your .45 is still there in case you need it.

Look in the console to make sure that 50 round box of 230 gr with extra magazines is in there for aforementioned .45

Make sure doors are locked.

Wish you could skip past ads on your Five Finger Deathpunch or Pantera Pandora station but you can't because you don't have a Pandora subcription.

Reach back and gently remind children that "You will pull this car over if they don't quit" or "when they get home they are going in the get-a-long shirt for 2 hours."

Set your whiskey and coke that's in a Tervis Tumbler with no lid down and forget it's not in a cup holder when you take off.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Damn, that's fine ain't it?


They are building this for an AmericanSnipers.org raffle. The only way you can get your hands on it is to buy a raffle ticket and win it. 

Face shoot the fuckers... 

The mystery of the 132-year-old Winchester rifle found propped against a national park tree

Archaeologists conducting surveys in Nevada’s Great Basin National Park came upon a gun frozen in time:  a .44-40 Winchester rifle manufactured in 1882. It was propped up against a juniper tree.

“They just happened to notice the rifle under the tree,” said Nichole Andler, Basin National Park’s chief of interpretation. The public will get a chance to view the rifle over the weekend.

Although staff have no idea how the rifle ended up there, “it looked like someone propped it up there, sat down to have their lunch and got up to walk off without it,” Andler said.

Story here

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Market fresh

Inner City Turmoil and Other Crises: My Predictions for 2015 - Ron Paul

If Americans were honest with themselves they would acknowledge that the Republic is no more. We now live in a police state. If we do not recognize and resist this development, freedom and prosperity for all Americans will continue to deteriorate. All liberties in America today are under siege.

It didn’t happen overnight. It took many years of neglect for our liberties to be given away so casually for a promise of security from the politicians. The tragic part is that the more security was promised — physical and economic — the less liberty was protected.

With cradle-to-grave welfare protecting all citizens from any mistakes and a perpetual global war on terrorism, which a majority of Americans were convinced was absolutely necessary for our survival, our security and prosperity has been sacrificed.

It was all based on lies and ignorance. Many came to believe that their best interests were served by giving up a little freedom now and then to gain a better life.

The trap was set. At the beginning of a cycle that systematically undermines liberty with delusions of easy prosperity, the change may actually seem to be beneficial to a few. But to me that’s like excusing embezzlement as a road to leisure and wealth — eventually payment and punishment always come due. One cannot escape the fact that a society’s wealth cannot be sustained or increased without work and productive effort. Yes, some criminal elements can benefit for a while, but reality always sets in.

Reality is now setting in for America and for that matter for most of the world. The piper will get his due even if “the children” have to suffer. The deception of promising “success” has lasted for quite a while. It was accomplished by ever-increasing taxes, deficits, borrowing, and printing press money. In the meantime the policing powers of the federal government were systematically and significantly expanded. No one cared much, as there seemed to be enough “gravy” for the rich, the poor, the politicians, and the bureaucrats.

Read the rest HERE.


People can say what they want about Ron Paul, but the dude doesn't sugar coat anything. This is raw, reality based, and in your face adult conversation. He should be on your reading list. I can handle him at full volume, can you?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Triple Yote Kabobs

That's what I'm talkin' about. Shank until you can't shank anymore!

RETAIL EARTHQUAKE: All these big-name stores closing

WASHINGTON – Christmas is over. Now get out.

That was the word this week as two of the nation’s giant retailers announced to employees and shoppers the closings of dozens of stores.

Macy’s is closing 14 of its 790 stores across the country.

JCPenney is closing 39 of its stores and laying off 2,250 workers.

And that’s just the beginning of the retail earthquake hitting America, say analysts.

“I believe that we are on the verge of a number of business failures of specialty retailers as well as some national general retailers which in turn will have a domino effect on those dealing with the retail industry,” says bankruptcy expert Chuck Tatelbaum. “Because of the changes in buying habits of U.S. consumers, as a result of the continuing hesitancy to spend, the 2014 holiday season was not sufficiently successful for many retailers that have either over expanded, fell out of favor or had insufficient capital and merchandise.”

The last few years have not been kind to major store chains. Many once revered brands have been closing stores. Apparently some were only staying open through the Christmas season, which will prove to be their last.

Story here
Now I wonder why the last few years haven't been kind to major store chains? Could it be that they hire pretty much anyone off the street for minimal pay? Think "lets hire a heartbeat" here... Could it be that people who have worked hard for their fiat currency really don't care to deal with rude, smart mouthed, and shitty employees? I see it a lot. You know what I'm talking about. The ones who really get under my skin are the "managers" that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. They don't know shit from Shinola about products that are sold in their stores most of the time. I think I'll continue to shop online and save myself the headache of dealing with shitty attitudes and people who don't know their jobs.

Monday, January 12, 2015

How did they hurt you little buddy?

Saudi prince: $100-a-barrel oil 'never' again

Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told me we will not see $100-a-barrel oil again. The plunge in oil prices has been one of the biggest stories of the year. And while cheap gasoline is good for consumers, the negative impact of a 50% decline in oil has been wide and deep, especially for major oil producers such as Saudi Arabia and Russia. Even oil-producing Texas has felt a hit. The astute investor and prince of the Saudi royal family spoke to me exclusively last week as prices spiraled below $50 a barrel. He also predicted the move would dampen what has been one of the big U.S. growth stories: the shale revolution. In fact, in the last two weeks, several major rig operators said they had received early cancellation notices for rig contracts. Companies apparently would rather pay to cancel rig agreements than keep drilling at these prices. His royal highness, who has been critical of Saudi Arabia's policies that have allowed prices to fall, called the theory of a plan to hurt Russian President Putin with cheap oil "baloney" and said the sharp sell-off has put the Saudis "in bed" with the Russians. 

The interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Interview here

Friday, January 9, 2015

Quittin' time

Have a great weekend hammer heads! Go over the weekend safety brief with your crew of hitters and come back and see us on Monday. May the beer be cold and the women be smoking freakin' hot in your adventures.

I think I just found the Great Wizard of Smoked Pork

I most definitely have to make this pilgrimage one day, for I cannot even fathom the scents and tastes I would encounter at such a magical place.


Range Cards.... Can't you guys be serious for once?


You are invited to the Stalingrad Shootout

Stalingrad Shootout - Sour lake TX 

February 21 - February 22

Feb 21 at 9:00am to Feb 22 at 6:00pm
West Breaux RD, Sour Lake TX 77659 - Follow the signs.


The Stalingrad shootout is a multifaceted shooting competition in which contestants will compete with firearms typical of those used by the Soviets and Germans on the eastern front of WW2, with a strong emphasis on the Mosin-Nagant rifle.


The shooting scenarios are based on historic events or events portrayed in movie scenes of WW2 films such as Enemy at The Gates. The Competition will have multiple events based on class, accuracy, and time as well.


Bolt Action: bolt action Mosin Nagant 91/30 or Mauser 8mm (open sights) 

Pistol: Tokarev 7.62x25

Sniper: Bolt Action Mosin Nagant 91/30 with PU 3.5 scope

Firearms and ammunition will be for rent and sale if you don't have them already for the competition. (All laws apply)

The firearms must be original or replica, no archangel stocks, synthetic stocks, or modified triggers and bolts.

Prizes: Competitors will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes based on class group and event. Prizes include medals, ribbons, t-shirts, gift cards, firearms and door prizes.

Vendors: The event will have concession stands and firearms vendors. If you would like to be a vendor call 409-679-2177. (All state and federal laws apply!)

Some of the events will involve shooting from the kneeling, prone, and standing position. If you have a physical disability let the range safety officer know, so we can modify the stage for you.

Parking $5
C Bolt Action $30
C Pistol $30
C Sniper $30
Full package (all three categories) $75

What to bring: One of the firearms as listed above. If you don't have one, you can buy or rent at the event.  

Eye and Ear Protection

If competing, no open toe shoes please.

400 rounds of rifle ammo

300 rounds of handgun ammo

Upon arrival at the event, please have all firearms unloaded and clear until on a firing line and instructed to load.

Any unsafe act will result in possible time penalties, point deduction, or being kicked out of the event or location without refund.

Follow all firearms safety rules:

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
4. Know your target and what is beyond it

Golden Triangle Tactical www.goldtritac.net
Texas Law Shield, Kristi Balla
Fear and Dread LLC
Sightmark http://www.sightmark.com/

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Old men will kill you

I stopped in for a little gasoline last night down there on the corner and as I'm pulling up, I see an old man get out of this truck with a walker, tennis balls and all. I asked for a picture of his notices and he gladly obliged me as long as I didn't share his plate number. Rock on old man, rock on...

Keep up that positive attitude Man

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Justin Wilson - Gumbo

I can remember being a youngster watching this man do his thing, and boy did he do it well. I cannot even begin to relay how much fun it was sitting in the kitchen with my old Acadian grandparents and listening to them talk that cajun chatter to each other. I wish they and Justin Wilson were still around. My mother-in-law is full blooded Cajun Acadian as well. She can spit that cajun french out like it's nobody's business. Enjoy a laugh or two on me. Bout' time for a big ole' pot ain't it? My camp will be indulging in a whole chicken stuffed with shrimp and crawfish jambalaya tonight.

Combatting Spy Airplanes : by Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda have released a video teaching their fighters how to make 'invisibility cloaks' to avoid detection from U.S. drones.

In the 16-minute instruction video, called 'Combatting Spy Airplanes', the terrorist group in the Arabian Peninsula explains that the shield can be easily assembled using aluminum foil and twigs.  

According to the video, largely complied from U.S. military public relations clips, the shield works by stopping a U.S Predator drone's infrared camera from detecting human heat.

Story here

Now, I wonder who they learned that little trick from?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Pantalones Tácticos

I like these, but damn they are proud of em' at $149.00 a pair...


I guess I'll not be as Tacti-cool as I thought I wanted to be... A fool and his money are soon parted is what I was always told.

Fraternal Order of Police Calling For Cops to Be Included in Hate Crimes Statute

In their latest outburst of pure insanity, the National Fraternal Order of Police, a union representing over 300,000 officers, is calling for cops to be included under Congress’s hate crimes statute.

A hate crime is defined by Congress as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.”

Chuck Canterbury, the national president of the union, actually said-
“Nine deliberate murders of law enforcement officers in space of a single year also deserves Congressional attention!”
While we are not at all discounting the deaths of these nine officers, it was still just nine. Nine murders and you are having a hysterical meltdown, yet those demanding justice and more accountability for the over 1,000 killings by police in 2014 alone are some how wrong?  Really, Mr. Canterbury?

Story here
Keep your insurance, tags, and maintenance up on your vehicle so you don't get harassed for petty shit by city revenuers. Don't do dumb shit to draw attention to yourself. If you get stopped and questioned, simply respond with "I don't answer questions" or invoke your right to counsel and remain silent. Record all interactions with them for your safety. The camera is an excellent behavior deterrent. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

How To Build A Tin Can Waveguide WiFi Antenna

for 802.11(b or g) Wireless Networks
or other 2.4GHz Applications




Got ghosted again...

I had the opportunity to slide off into the thicket for some fast food this past weekend. Once again, I left empty handed. I blame all of the rain we had earlier last year that produced tons of acorns, the fickle weather that has given them a bit longer on the greens to eat, and me not being in the blind enough. 

Figures though... I walk out of my in-laws house and see this shit across the street.

It's a good thing I've got kin that share...