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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Weed Patch


It's been too long, so have at it. The world is your oyster, speak up. BTW, my bridge has arrived.

63 comments:

Honest Debate said...

Sark,

The weight of the bridge without the deck turned out to be 32,000 lbs or as Tennessee Ernie Ford would say, 16 tons. Can the Chinook do it?

Jack said...

Out of curiosity, what happened to the Midterm Contest? I think "YetAnother" won. Has s/he split? Or was it already posted without me realizing?

Honest Debate said...

Jack,

I have not heard a word from "Yet Another" since: "I just wanted to say that I have not forgotten about my opportunity to post. I am in the middle of a move. Busy would be an understatement." November 6, 2010 10:23 PM

I really don't know what to do. I'm thinking about awarding the "prize" to the 2nd place winner (I'd have to check who it is) but I don't want to be accused of stifling left wing opinion. Maybe a thread addressed to him/her would be in order but I'm assuming he/she would comment somewhere at sometime if he/she was interested in claiming the prize. For now, I'll just wait a little longer.

Jack said...

No worries. It just hit my brain so I thought I'd ask.

Sarkazein said...

I had it in my mind the bridge was delivered to you in one piece. At 32,000 lb., I guess that would have been impossible. So it took this long to get it to you, and they expect you to have it up in how long?

Sarkazein said...

Oatz brought up in another thread about the rioting in Great Britain. We can witness our future there. What is happening there is what happens when the Utopian well runs dry. The people (a generation of socialists) have lost their confidence in their individual ability to succeed. They lash out against their nanny. This is just one group, it will spread.
jack's analogies using children can be used in a nanny State... it is what we want to prevent here.

NewGuy said...

Exactly right Sark!

It's like cutting off the credit card for your 15 year old daughter.

Several European countries are closer to disaster than the US is. They are out of money and can't afford to continue the socialist benefits they have exchanged for political power over they years. They mortgaged their future and the bill is now due - result? The recipients of these benefits insist on their 'rights' for continuation of the status quo with NO thought or concern over how it is to be paid for.

Amazing how many beneficiaries of government largess believe in Santa Claus!

Sarkazein said...

NewGuy- Liberals think that stealing a few more tax dollars from the successful will cure this.

Honest Debate said...

Sark,

I read about it in the Charlotte Observer, Jan. 19, 2005. We signed the contract in 2007 and it's been here about a month. It came on 2 flatbed tractor trailers. All of that was free. The wood deck was supposed to be destroyed by removal but it survived okay. We had to buy the planks as they were not included. They are 4"X8"X12' super duper highway grade treated old growth yellow pine. I priced new ones at $34 a piece, we gave $10. There were 179 of them. I have to paint it and erect it within 3 years.

Sarkazein said...

Student engineering project?

Honest Debate said...

It looks like I'll need a crane.

27,000 lbs max. lift capacity

Sarkazein said...

Weird... just plain weird

Johnny Rico said...

Looks like Murkowski is going to win Alaska. I was really hoping that RINO would have to wallow in defeat. Murkowski is even worse than a liberal Democrat as at least you know the Democrat will be a stupid liberal and not pretend to be a conservative.

guy faulkes said...

Rico. I agree. A "friend" that is likely to stab you in the back is much more dangerous than someone you expect to oppose you.

Johnny Rico said...

Can anyone tell me why I have still not heard the word "Foreign Aid" bantered about in the news or amongst the slugs (politicians)?

Johnny Rico said...

Isn't it amazing the liberals are actually trying to drum up support for the DREAM Act when 70% of Americans want criminals (illegal aliens) deported? And when there is 10% unemployment? Amazing. The Republicans, although they are against it, are not calling for mass deportations either. I expect nothing less from all slugs (politicians).

When the illegal alien mom and her 6 kids figure out the power they have at the election booth, we are all history.

Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico said...

Gas is $3.00 a gallon and inching ever higher. It was $1.81 when Hussein Obama took office. Not a peep by the media or politicians.

Why aren't we drilling in the Rockies to get off foreign oil dependence? Oh yeah, the slugs (politicians), all of them, could care less about you and I.

Benny B.

Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico said...

Can anyone here name the medal of honor winners from Iraq and Afghanistan? I can't either, but I can name you one from each war from WWI to Somalia. The media, or politicians, won't report on heros these days - or else the 18 year olds might actually join up to kill Muslims and win a war that should have been won within 60 days.

Sandy H.


Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico said...

Not a mention of the Gulf Oil Disaster by the media or politicians. If it was so bad then how come we hear not a word of it except from Bobby Jindel? And how come Hollywood wouldn't do a benefit for the Gulf Coast Oil Spill victims? I still hear about Haiti, yet nothing from the Gulf. The disparity in treatment of Bush in Katrina and Hussein Obama in Katrina is so enormous that it is ridiculous.

Jane R.

Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico said...

I love this weed patch topic. Now for the million dollar question - how is it that a pedophile, traitor, illegal alien supporting, troop spitting, tax loving, entitlement seeking Trogyldyte like liberal socialist sheep lemming has a problem with this sit when Watauga Watch censors those with whom they disagree with to the point of nearly shutting down the blog? LOL!!!!


Your ole pal

Jane B.

Johnny Rico

PS I won

Johnny Rico said...

I talked with some game wardens the other day about illegal aliens and the environment. They told me that illegal aliens currently spotlight deer, fish illegally, illegally pick Galax, poach, illegally dig wild ginseng, cut down poplar trees on national forests near Blowing Rock for poplar bark that liberal use in their habitat destroying homes, and there is NOTHING being done about it. Most of the time when cops run across illegal aliens, they don't even write them a ticket. How do you write Paco Gomez a ticket and expect this person to be held accountable when there are a million of the same looking criminals running around?

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Johnny Rico said...

NC Gun Owners are suing NC over the King, NC state of emergency from last winter. I wonder how many more gun owners will be denied their God given, inalienable rights this winter by an over-reaching state government bent on destroying personal freedom and responsibility? Lets hope Alan Gura and Gun Owners of America make the state pay dearly in court for their abuse of power.

I would like Dan Souchek and the other Repubs to take a lesson and change the following:

1. No permit needed for concealed or open carry
2. Concealed or open carry anywhere in the state including town halls, bars, and courts
3. Castle Doctrine, also known as a "No Retreat" law.
4. Emergency Powers Act - a state cannot take your guns during a disaster like they did in Katrina
5. Hunting with gun on Sunday
6. No pistol permits needed to purchase handguns. (Why do I need permission from a politician (Sheriff) to exercise my God given, fundamenal 2nd Amendment Rights.

Barbara

Johnny Rico

Sarkazein said...

President Obama said making sure that black farmers receive their $1.25 billion settlement for discrimination is a 'priority' for his ...

Wait 'til the stories of corruption start coming out on this one. The sleaze bag shyster lawyers (pardon the redundancy) in this one are unbelievable, including the two at the top (Holder and Obama).

NewGuy said...

98% of lawyers give the rest of them a bad name.

Sarkazein said...

One of the charges on the USDA "settlement" is hustling clients in Black churches. The shyster would tell the flock, if you ever fertilized your yard or raised a potted plant, then you are a farmer and should join the action.

Liberal POV said...

Johnny

"6. No pistol permits needed to purchase handguns. (Why do I need permission from a politician (Sheriff) to exercise my God given, fundamenal 2nd Amendment Rights."

Because you have a history of not taking your meds, You have a history of aggressive violent behavior, Your spouse or lover has a restraining order against you, Your neighbor has a restraining order against you, You have a conviction of gang activity, drug or gun running, assault, domestic violence, You have no legal status in the United States? Do you need more?

Sarkazein said...

Right POV, this is why criminals never have guns. This is why convicted felons are never caught with guns, or people with restraining orders, or crazy people with guns just never happens. It never happens in Never Never Land because of the lovely rules.

Wolf's Head said...

"Because you have a history of not taking your meds, You have a history of aggressive violent behavior, Your spouse or lover has a restraining order against you, Your neighbor has a restraining order against you, You have a conviction of gang activity, drug or gun running, assault, domestic violence, You have no legal status in the United States? Do you need more?" Liberal Parasite

That is covered by the FBI's NICS checks which is more comprehensive than the sheriffs, and is not discretionary, which is what you really want.

You want to control what people can exercise their God given rights.

Control freak.

Sarkazein said...

Oh yeah, I forgot the rarest of rare, the illegal alien with a gun. Those rules really work.

Sarkazein said...

The problem with even the FBI check is that it is the government giving you permission to bare arms.

Johnny Rico said...

Liberal Socialist sheep POV:

As you have been told, it is already illegal for those you mentioned to own or possess arms. Why cap on the good guys? As Wolf's Head and Sark told you about 4 times, gun control is people control.

You mentioned illegal aliens which is very confusing. You want them to take our jobs, cut our living wage, use our free services (medical, welfare, etc) and enjoy all the same rights as Americans - EXCEPT GUN OWNERSHIP? Isn't that hypocritical? Or racist?

Your true colors shine through once again which is not surprising for a pedophile terrorist supporter such as yourself.

LOL!!!!!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Sammy

Stings don't it

Johnny Rico said...

Whatever happened to all those Green Jobs the Messiah promised us? Oh yeah, due to unions and liberal induced tax hikes on companies and businesses, the green jobs are overseas already. If the idiots can't get furniture mills and car manufacturers back on American soil, how could they be so stupid as to think a Green Job company would even start here in the US? I never could understand the rationale behind this. It reminds me of the draft dodging, dope smoking, dull eyed slug Bill Clinton and NAFTA. The slug (Clinton) said shipping our jobs to Mexico would create more jobs in the US! How is it remotely possible this could occur? LOL

Liberal POV said...

Johnny

"The slug (Clinton) said shipping our jobs to Mexico would create more jobs in the US! How is it remotely possible this could occur? LOL

I don't recall Clinton being alone in this most of America's billionaire were supporting it. 132 Republicans in the house and 156 Democrats opposed NAFTA.

" In contrast, affluent voters -- those with
over $5O,ooO in family income -- favored NAFTA by 51 percent to 36 percent. Yet those affluent
voters provided Clinton with only 12 percent of his supporL5 "

http://epi.3cdn.net/3d995382f3252362c7_ydm6bxl4u.pdf

"The vote was 61 to 38. As was the case earlier in the House, Republicans supplied the most support, accounting for 34 of the favorable votes to 27 from the Democrats."



Remember Walmart is headquartered in Clinton's home state and lobbied hard for NAFTA.

I don't think the people of Mexico or America benefited beyond cheap stuff much they didn't need.

Republicans aren't the only politicians owned by the oppressed billionaires, sponsors of Rush, Beck and the conservative movement. The Billionaires just own a lot more Republicans.

You have sure taken the bait.

Johnny Rico said...

Bill Clinton, your former Messiah did it as you have admitted to. So what now do you have to say to NAFTA - a policy that conservatives knew wouldn't work? Of course you have a new messiah now, and anything this idiot says you follow also rather than using that dented noggin of yours for common sense and logic. I don't seem to remember conservatives agreeing with slug Clinton over NAFTA. Rewriting history again I see.

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Stings don't it

Liberal POV said...

Johnny

"NAFTA - a policy that conservatives knew wouldn't work?"

Not so fast Johnny, look at the vote it was the liberals opposed.


"The vote was 61 to 38. As was the case earlier in the House, Republicans supplied the most support, accounting for 34 of the favorable votes to 27 from the Democrats."

Sarkazein said...

OIL $91 a barrel. Obama is making his rich oil buddies richer.

oatz said...

Dam Texas Oil man in the White House( wait is that racists?, White House??) running up the price of gas for his big OIL buddies ( crap I am confused its Hope & Change time now, right?) so why are prices rising it cant be Democratic policies it must be a CONspiracy, right Lib?

oatz said...

Dam Global Warming is freezing my brain now!

Liberal POV said...

Oatz

"Dam Global Warming is freezing my brain now!"

That would be the liquor.

Stay warm!

Liberal POV said...

Guy and other conservatives

Guy I found this well written piece by writer Joe Bageant and thought of you and the other conservatives here.

"The fatal assumption was that Americans would choose to think and learn, instead of cherry picking the blogs and TV channels to reinforce their particular branded choice cultural ignorance, consumer, scientific or political, but especially political. Tom and Ben could never have guessed we would chase prepackaged spectacle, junk science, and titillating rumor such as death panels, Obama as a socialist Muslim and Biblical proof that Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs around Eden. In a nation that equates democracy with everyman's right to an opinion, no matter how ridiculous, this was probably inevitable. After all, dumb people choose dumb stuff. That's why they are called dumb. "

http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2010/12/america-y-ur-peeps-b-so-dum.html#more

Honest Debate said...

"america-y-ur-peeps-b-so-dum"

Now that, Lib, was funny. Have you met the kettle?

Joe Bageant proudly states in his bio:

"After stint in Navy became anti-war hippie, ran off to the West Coast ... lived in communes, hippie school buses... started writing about holy men, countercultural figures, rock stars and the American scene in 1971 ... lived in Boulder Colorado until mid 1980s ... 14 years in all ... became a Marxist and a half-assed Buddhist ... Traveled to Central America to write about third World issues..."

I can see why Lib likes him.

guy faulkes said...

"I can see why Lib likes him."

Excellent observation. One could almost say Liberalproverbs18:2 "cherry picked" him.

guy faulkes said...

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/yes-virginia-there-are-limits-on-federal-power/

Liberal POV said...

HD

Here's another Joe Bageant

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2010/10/05/3027543.htm

Liberal POV said...

HD

More Joe Bageant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYaqEgyrh1M&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LD1qpZ6znU&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbWRfBZY-ng&feature=related

Sarkazein said...

Dick Morris said this morning that the Legislator that got the earmark customarily gets a 10% spiff in the form of a campaign donation from the lobbyist they got the earmark for. So in other words, they are stealing. You are "donating" with your tax money to Barney Franks and Nancy Pelosi's re-election.

Sarkazein said...

AUSTIN — Because two Democrats switched parties Tuesday, giving the GOP a supermajority in the Texas House, Republicans soon will be able to pass anything they'd like - as long as they stick together.

The move by Reps. Aaron Peña of Edinburg and Allan Ritter of Nederland boosted the fortunes of a party that reaped big House gains last month, granting the GOP sway as lawmakers prepare to deal with everything from a massive budget shortfall to redistricting and immigration.

"Somebody once told me that if you don't have a seat at the table, you may be on the menu," Peña said at state GOP headquarters with Ritter, House Speaker Joe Straus and other statewide GOP officials, including Gov. Rick Perry.

Sarkazein said...

Who was it that said;" The Reepublikan partee is deed."

Anonymous said...

Just came back from Watauga Watch. I had four comments censored. You can tell when you have a convincing argument over there. Yellow water runs down Williamson's leg and he censors it.

Honest Debate said...

Anonymous,

I've been to WW very little. As an administrator I have a wee bit of sympathy because liberals are so mean and nasty someone needs to be an adult. You bring the rest of the story. Liberals, by and large, need the truth to be suppressed to sell their message. Conservatives need to trumpet the truth to sell theirs.

Sarkazein said...

Who was it that said;" Al Kaydah have ben made stronker by the US militerrys useliss warz."

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's expansion of the war in Afghanistan has eroded the power of the al-Qaida terrorists who attacked America in 2001 and the resurgent Taliban militants who gave them cover, according to his own government's review. The findings ensure that Obama will stay the course, with U.S. forces to remain at war through 2014.

Reader said...

By the way, my husband got me a Sig
238 for Christmas.

Liberal POV said...

Reader

Did I understand you run some sort or store out in the county?

Sarkazein said...

Reader- You can't go wrong with a Sig. Ammo stocking stuffers and a garter holster?

guy faulkes said...

Reader, congratulations on your fine gun. I would advise running about 200 rounds of various kinds of ammo through it to break it in for reliability reasons. The .380 cartridge can be finicky. This will also give you an idea of which ammo groups best in your pistol. Even after you settle on the type ammo you like, you sill should do the 200 round break in if you have not reached that point yet.

Reader said...

Thanks Sark and Guy. I know I have to wait until a pretty day to shoot it. He just couldn't wait until Christmas. I've read a little about it and they had problems with it jamming, so I hope that's been corrected. Guess shooting it will break it in. I prefer a revolver, but can't hide one very well. Sark, no garter holster for me, maybe one for inside the waistband. I watched a video on it and will have to practice flipping the safety while pulling it out of the holster. My husband said he wants me to know this gun inside and out. I can't believe what it cost...Thanks again for the congrats.

Liberal POV said...

Conservatives

Can any of you answer this?

"Which brings us to back to the question of cultural ignorance. For ten points, why was Julian Assange forced to do what the world press was supposed to be doing in the first place?

Bulletin: PayPal has caved to government pressure to pull WikiLeak's PayPal account for contributions. However, the feds generously let PayPal keep its porn and prostitution clients."

http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2010/12/america-y-ur-peeps-b-so-dum.html#more

Sarkazein said...

Three criminals rehabilitated

guy faulkes said...

Reader, an inside the waistband holster is a fine choice, but many women find it uncomfortable due to the configuration of a woman's hips.

If you do decide to go with an inside the waistband rig, I would suggest contacting Mitch Rosen on the internet. he makes the most comfortable holster I ahve ever worn. Unfortunately, he also charges for it.

LiberalProverbs18:2 - "La La La La La", more propaganda. Yawn.

Reader said...

Thanks Guy, took a peek, but will look at what he offers more in depth. I'd carry it on my side if I could. I haven't carried yet, but will when I run the rounds through it. I was thinking about the belt kind too, but just not sure what will feel more comfortable.

Sark, how do the texan women carry out there?

guy faulkes said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ7dOP7YDqw

It is us that should be thanking them.

Sarkazein said...

Unfortunately, many carry in their purse. Most of the time I am afraid to ask. "Is that bulge a gun?" Or 38?
A fanny pack is good for a female, it is like a holster on the hip or in front. Some of the fanny packs come with a holster.

Reader said...

Funny Sark. Will have to see what's the most comfortable. Thanks for all your suggestions.