This blog,originally founded by Blogger, who is listed in Marquis Who's Who and is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Vent Page LXIII = The Stoner Page

Stoner 63
No, not a page for drug users....just a page to call attention to a little used weapons system...the STONER 63 modular ....Can be configured several different ways: A Carbine; a rifle; and even a light machine gun. This was put into limited use by the USMC in Viet Nam but never was widely accepted by the US Military...

An interesting weapon.....

Vent Page 63 -

VENT PAGES are handy for posting of off-topic posts, rants, raves, rages, etc, which might not be appropriate on other threads where adults are having serious discussions. Childish rant? Need to call another poster a name? Just feel like spouting off?  Or even if you have something to say and there doesn't seem to be any other logical place to say it....THIS PAGE IS FOR YOU!

And -here on the automotive section, we give our nod to the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray. Although I personally am partial to the 1956 and 1957 Corvettes - the '63 to '67 Sting Rays (known to enthusiasts as "mid years", are probably the most popular and sought after of the genre!
The first yea that Corvette produced a coupe...previous hardtop versions featured removable hardtops. The 1963 was the only year that the Corvette had the split window. The car was an all new chassis, body and interior. The independent rear suspension was revolutionary and was a great improvement in handling over previous models.

The Z-06 racing option is among the most collectable of any post war American car.


guy faulkes said...

The possibility of this is being and has been discussed widely. This is the first actual charge that Obama is implementing a purge to make sure the military would fire on American citizens by applying a litmus test that I am aware of.

This is a long video.

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- Your link coincides with the rumors of domestic government agencies buying up huge amounts of ammo. They are trying to dry up the citizens source for ammo perhaps.

Sarkazein said...

In 1963, my father and I were looking at the new 1963 Corvette. Another person looking stated fiberglass will only last 10 years. Now, almost a half century later, the '63 split-window Corvette, in excellent condition, can go for around $100K. It is one of the few hard top cars that out performs its convertible counterparts in value.

NewGuy said...

The 67 is on my "wish list"! Wish I could afford a 'collection'!

Doug said...

Someone recently asked me what “strategy” the Democrats would employ during the upcoming Boone Town Council elections.

Though not clairvoyant, it’s a fairly easy question to answer:

1) The very first lie to be rolled out, “Republicans despise students, and don’t want them to vote.” Cue the 2002 David Blust YouTube video! Demonization of other Republicans to follow shortly thereafter.

2) To advance their town agenda, the Democrat party will most likely continue to pay students for their “activism.” I guess one should consider this job creation, though I wonder how progressive thinkers justify paying their male student $1,000 and their female student half his rate: $500? I would have thought this “Sexism” or “Gender Bias.” What is the PC description these days? See:

3) The Democrat candidate’s will focus solely on campus and the student vote. A savvy strategy, though totally insincere in their appreciation for students or ASU (i.e. hostility toward university expansion, over-reaching regulations negatively impacting students.)

4) Developers, specifically the Templeton family, will be depicted as evil monsters, hell-bent on strip-mining Howard’s Knob. Of course the Democrat candidates were all charter members of the Captain Planet Fan Club – they will protect Boone from impending doom. In keeping with the plotline, County Commissioner Yates’ marital ties to the Templeton family will be made a huge issue somehow, someway.

5) The Williamsons will dutifully play their part. Presented as “Bios,” Pam’s Picks will smear Republicans and praise Progressives. Virginia Roseman will have nothing to fear after filing for Town Council - there will be no mention of her habitual bad check writing, as was the case during her bid for County Commissioner in 2012. For his part, JW will continue to play the citizen-journalist, though nothing he produces resembles the truth.

6) Andy Ball will file for Mayor, and why wouldn’t he? As the top vote getter in 2011, he was swept into office with a mandate – what else would you call a total of 450 votes? Ball will enjoy the support of his party unless Jamie Leigh decides to run for Mayor as well. In this case Leigh, a champion of central planning, should be viewed as the frontrunner.

Gosh, I wish someone would bet me on this prediction!

LPOV, how about a wager? Willing to stake your entitlement package?

Wolf's Head said...

The Stoner 63 was an interesting weapon, but it is now quite obsolete.

Shame we can't buy them from the government thru the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

guy faulkes said...

Any comments?

Sarkazein said...

This man has been linked before by another commenter, but perhaps as a future Conservative candidate I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy in Sheriff David A Clarke.

guy fauleks said...

It is disgraceful that a Korean immigrant knows more about our constitution than our President. It is more disgraceful that the alley cat I feed and take to the vet also knows more about the Constitution than the president

Maybe it is not that he does not know about it. maybe it is that he wants to destroy it.

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- That man needs to do a whole video of his speech without the ruling class's time limit.

Sarkazein said...

The economy shrunk in the latest report. Anonymouses please tell me why this is a good thing and all just part of Obama's great leadership.

Make Up Your Mind said...

From Forbes

"The U.S. economy greatly slowed in the fourth quarter, driven lower by reduced government spending...A dramatic 15% drop in government spending dragged on economic activity."

Isn't that what you've been calling for, reduced government spending?

Sarkazein said...

Opoib- This is one of the major problems when government takes over so much of the economy. You would be right if all the people in the defense industry were not part of the general economy.
Funny how you left out the part about defense spending. Few conservatives are for Cartesque cuts in defense.

Was it by mistake you left out the word "defense" or just typical liberal dishonesty? (rhetorical)

Sarkazein said...

Did you read your own link?

Sarkazein said...

should read: Carteresque defense spending cuts

guy faulkes said...

Reduced government spending is a good thing. It is the first step in improving the economy.

The problem is that inflated government spending got us into this mess in the first place. Of course when you cut this spending and right the ship there will be a period when short term economic statistics are down.

It is analogous to a person kicking the drug habit for which he has been stealing to support. After he kicks the habit, he is much better off, happier, healthier, and no longer committing crimes in the name of his habit.

The pain of withdrawal in both instances is caused by having acquired the habit in the first place. It was so acquired with the urging of the pusher on the street corner in one instance and the Pusher in Chief in the other. In both instances, the pusher was was taking advantage of the public, but then the public was stupid enough to allow him to do so and now has to pay the price of recovery.

Sarkazein said...

For the liberals

Sarkazein said...

IF you voted for Obama or didn't vote for Romney, THIS IS WHAT YOU GET. We all get it, but you caused it.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, you keep ignoring the fact there was no difference in Obama and Romney. Romneycare was the basis of Obamacare.

It did not matter which one of the tow was elected. The result would have been the same.

The question is whether the Republicans learned enough form their continued defeats in being liberal lite to stop. I do not think so. As a national entity, I think the party is dead.

Sarkazein said...

Easy to ignore a fact that doesn't exist.

guy faulkes said...

Sark, at least 3,000,000 people that voted for McCain but would not vote for Romney do not agree with you.

Do you really think the Republican party has a chance if they do not return to their conservative base?

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- Romney won 5,900,200 more votes than any other Republican in the primaries. The 3,000,000 in the general election of whom you speak, had nothing else to offer and chose to let Obama win.
Romney was called a murderer, a thief, and a dog hater by the Left. I didn't fall for it... some did.
Shame upon the 3,000,000 Republicans who helped Obama in his re-election. Shame on all the more Conservative candidates who quit during the primaries. Shame on those who didn't come up with a viable Third Party candidate.
I wonder how many of those 3,000,000 go home alone when the bars close.

Sarkazein said...

“[Results] do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on climate,” reads a draft copy of a major, upcoming report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).///


NewGuy said...

Little Red Hen

The Barn Yard

The Little Red Hen

"Who will help me plant my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the cow.

"Not I," said the duck.

"Not I," said the pig.

"Not I," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself." She planted her crop and the wheat grew and

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the duck.

"Out of my classification," said the pig.

"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.

"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

"Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.

"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.

"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.

"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen.

She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see.
They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share but the little red hen
said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow (Nancy Pelosi)
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck (Barbara Boxer)
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose (Jesse Jackson)
The pig just grunted in disdain (Harry Reid)

And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

When the farmer (Obama) came, he said to the little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."
"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.

"Exactly," said Barack the farmer. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle."

And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly understand."

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been established.

Individual initiative had died but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared so
long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying for.

And perhaps...this is the end.

And the next week, there was no bread, or anything else to eat. So, they
all starved equally

Sarkazein said...

Little Red Hen, Animal Farm, Atlas Shrugged... all from the Forties. Amazing how we (some) got dumber in just a few decades. Then, it was the obvious.

guy faulkes said...

Saek, Romney was called a liberal clone to Obama by many of the right because he was.

Hopefully most of the 3,000,000 do not go home from bars at all as they are trying to right the course of the country. The third party is coming. It looks as if Beck and Palin are starting to lend support to one.

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- Almost every Conservative I know, either public figures or just rank and file, endorsed or supported Romney over Obama. The only public one I can even think of that did not, is Allen Keys. Obama beat Allen Keys. Allen Keys has never won an election I can think of.
Perot supporters had your same argument... we got Clinton.

guy faulkes said...

And we will get a Democrat in every election until the Republicans give people a choice by running a conservative. As I have said for years, the Republican party is dead because it is no longer conservative.

Your definition of conservative is not the same as mine, if what you say is true, Sark. That is the problem with the party. It cannot win with your definition. Too many people use mine.

Sarkazein said...

And all you get is your own definition and Obamas and Clintons.

Thursday said...

Guy Faulkes, the greatest problem in the Conservative movement is the destructive backbiting its members choose to engage in. Of course the Liberals participate in this kind of behavior as well, giving birth to the wholly irrelevant Green Party.

Look at what you are doing. You’re litigating Romney’s Conservatism two months after the election. What good is to be accomplished?

The litmus test you apply in determining true Conservatism is in reality more of an affinity test; whose personality, appearance, habits, and speech do I like best.

“No,” you’ll say, “True Conservatism is exemplified in the Founding Fathers, they are whom I look to.” Does this include all the Founding Fathers?

Do you idolize Adams, the mastermind of the Alien and Sedition Act?

How about the slave owners Washington and Jefferson? If alive at the time, Ayn Rand might have said, “These are worthless men, living off the efforts and accomplishments of others.”

I’ve just listed the first three Presidents of the United States – all men whom I admire. Yet no one in their right mind could apply your litmus test of Conservatism and walk away thinking, they got it absolutely right.

Yes, later in life Adams regretted the Alien and Sedition Act; Washington and Jefferson grew to abhor slavery. They learned from their mistakes, just as Romney learned from his Health Care blunder.

Guy, you say you’ve left the Republican Party. What will you achieve on the fringes of politics? You’re fooling yourself if you think America is ready for a third party; don’t believe me, ask Ralph Nader.

It would be far more productive for you to leave the ivory tower you’ve built for yourself, and join the rest of us working in the trenches.

Sarkazein said...

Inspector Clouseau admits water-boarding led to Obama's murder of Osama.

Nobody said...

So when gay marriage is legalized, those who object based on religious grounds will not be forced to accept it, huh? People will still have the right to their religious beliefs?

Some excerpts:

The Oregon Attorney General is investigating Aaron Klein, the owner of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Klein reportedly refused to make a wedding cake for two lesbians.

Klein, who is a Christian, told the couple that he would not sell them a cake based on his religious beliefs that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

“I believe marriage is a religious institution between a man and woman as stated in the Bible,” Klein told the Portland Oregonian. “When someone tells me that their definition is something different, I strongly disagree. I don’t think I should be penalized for that.”

One of the women filed a complaint alleging that his actions violated the Oregon Equality Act. If the baker is found guilty, he could face $50,000 in fines.

Why couldn't the lesbian couple just respect the religious freedom and beliefs of the baker and find someone else to make their cake? Why file a complaint? To FORCE others to accept their lifestyle and abandon their religious beliefs.

Sarkazein said...

Nobody- Mr Klein may be forced into sensitivity classes to get his mind right.

guy faulkes said...

Why should I be a Republican when the Republican party has became no different than the Democrat party, at least in the Presidential race? Fortunately the Republican establishment did not have nearly as much success in many of the other races.

Rather than being on the fringes of the political spectrum, I am at the cutting edge of the things to come. The evidence appears irrefutable to me that the Republican establishment is dead. I said so before Romney was nominated when I told you he was not electable. How many losses will it take to convince the rest of you?

It will not happen over night, but a third party or the removal of the Republican establishment will happen. This is the only way conservatives will have a voice and they will not be silenced.

I used to support the party no matter what. I finally wised up.

Sarkazein said...

Guy Faulkes- I am lost again. Who is the Republican establishment? If it is the NRC, I agree. If it is the millions more rank and file voters who nominated Romney, who will you replace them with and when? Are they (the 3M who didn't vote for Romney) going to wait until after the next Republican primary, again, to not have a viable third party candidate or a primary winner of their own.
Obama and the rest of the Leftists probably think they are dreaming.

Sarkazein said...

Even Reagan supported the Republican Party after his own defeat in the primary by a less Conservative Gerald Ford. Ford didn't even pick Reagan afterwords for anything... VP, Sec of State, Ambassador to California.. nothin'. He didn't start a third party or write in his own name. He voted against Jimmy Carter.

Thursday said...

Guy Faulkes,

Is this really the total sum of your argument; “Why should I be a Republican when the Republican party has become no different than the Democrat party, at least in the Presidential race?”

As stated earlier, your Conservative litmus test is nothing more than an affinity test. “I didn’t get the Presidential nominee I wanted, so I’m taking my ball and leaving!”

How quickly you forget McCrory, Forest, and Newby. Not to mention super majorities in the NC Senate and House, a Legislature now considered one of the most Conservative in the nation.

Locally, the Republican Party has taken back control of the County Commission, and seems to have a fighting chance in the upcoming Boone Town Council races.

There are nearly 800,000 more registered Democrats in North Carolina than Republicans. Yet somehow during these past 2 election cycles, the GOP managed all the victories listed above and more.

In light of all this success you find “irrefutable” evidence that “the Republican establishment is dead?”

How advanced is your psychosis?

Sarkazein said...

The biggest and most important difference between Obama and Romney is one is out to fundamentally change the country and the other was out to repair the damage done by the attempts to fundamentally change the country.

guy faulkes said...

My psychosis must be pretty deep. I am joined in it by those that did not vote for Dole, Bush the elder for his second term (mainly due to gun importation ban), McCain, and Romney. I really have a hard time understanding how Bush the younger won, but he did appear more conservative than the others.

You do realize this discussion helps my side and hurts yours, do you not? At the very least it makes people think. In the best case, it changes their mind to my side.

I am far from the only person on here to feel as I do. The Wolf, Rico, Bushrod Gentry, and at least two of the Anonymous posters also seem to feel this way. Reader has been on both sides of the issue, if I remember correctly. In the end, I beleive she went with Romney.

This is only on this blog. I visit several others where there are many more anti-establishment Republican voters. A lot of them have left the party.

An establishment Republican is one that promotes liberal causes in order to further his chances for reelection rather than represent the party base. This is why the base of the party is leaving or not voting in a lot of races.

Check the results. Where Republicans that supported conservative ideas ran, they did very well. Those that were moderates did less so.

In any event, I am either right or I am wrong. if I am wrong, then you have nothing to worry about. However, I was right about Romney and think I am right about the party in general. As it exists now, it is dead in the water.

Sarkazein said...

No one knows why the 3,000,000 didn't vote for Romney this election. It could have been that they thought there was no way Obama could be re-elected so they were indifferent. High unemployment, deficits, high gas prices, turmoil in the Middle East, scandals are usually signs of defeat. Not this time.

Anonymous said...

Might as well vote for the greater of two evils!

Anonymous said...

Might as well vote for the greater of two evils!

Thursday said...

Guy Faulkes, So your coalition is made up of individuals who didn’t vote for Dole, Bush, McCain and Romney? In other words you vote like a Democrat.

The alternative would mean you REFUSE to vote for Republican candidates who stand on Conservative principles. You may not have agreed with ALL these candidate’s positions, but they were far more conservative than their opponents.

This is small minded thinking indeed.

But for the sake of argument, let’s say a third party does take root. Who is your standard-bearer? In all of American politics, which individual will lead your charge?

You ask me to “check the results.” Did I not thoroughly discuss the results in my earlier post, or did you decide to conveniently gloss over them?

Maybe you’re just focused on national politics; obviously North Carolina’s return to Conservatism does nothing for you.

I hate to admit it, but the results are in, and Republicans running as ultra conservatives across the country did not fare well in 2012 – Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, and Allen West for example. Michele Bachmann barely edged out her opponent, winning with a margin of just 1.2%.

I’m as Conservative as they come. The only difference between you and I is that I’m willing to work to improve the state of the Republican Party. You on the other hand have decided to retreat to your ivory tower of self-proclaimed perfection,and do nothing but lob criticism.

Wolf's Head said...

Karl Rove sets his sights on eliminating the Tea Party (Conservatives) from the Republican party.

I think you are a fool Thursday.

guy faulkes said...

Like I said, either I am right or I am wrong. I think I am right. Apparently some of you do not like it, but suspect I am also.

If I am wrong , you need not worry. If I am right, you still need not worry because the establishment wing of the Republican party will disappear in one way or other whether you like it or not.

Time will tell.

I think two years of beating this horse is enough. You should proceed as your conscience directs you and I will do the same.

Sarkazein said...

A dream come true for the Leftists. Not only a divided Republican Party (nationally) but divided Conservatives.
There is nothing I would have liked to see more than all the Tea Party candidates win. Where were they for the Presidential election? Rove is on the wrong track. Cruz should have proven that, but that was Texas. Rove just doesn't see a winning strategy for Conservatives in the Tea Party movement. Where was the Tea Party Presidential candidate? Cruz won because he is a Conservative Republican in Texas. I believe all the Tea Party movement winners are Republicans. It is my belief this will all work itself out because this next two years is going to unite everyone who is to the Right of center and all the low information voters on the Left who will be awaken by the cold slap of centralized government reality.

Sarkazein said...

The Republicans have done well at the state level. Those states have more freedom and more prosperity. 2014 could be another of those historical landslide elections as more people will realize by experience what they got with a second term Obama.

Thursday said...

Wolf’s Head,

All my efforts are aimed at bringing Conservatives like you and Guy Faulkes back into the Republican fold. Such work requires me to point out facts and debunk conspiracy theories.

I must be doing something right, Guy has agreed to “stop beating this horse;” a step in the right direction.

At no point did I suggest Tea Party members were not welcome in the Republican Party. In fact, I am a Tea Party member myself – probably have attended more gatherings across the country then any of you.

I do however find it astonishing you consider me a “fool.” What statement(s) have I made that would lead you to such a conclusion?

Obviously everything I’ve said has been completely accurate. At no point was one of my arguments refuted. All my questions were left unanswered, and I have no expectations you’ll ever try to address a single one.

The truth of the matter is this: I’ve called your butts out onto the carpet. You've been presented with irrefutable evidence, and instead of facing the music, you will retreat back into your ivory tower.

Name-calling and bomb throwing is much easier then debate isn’t it. (A Liberal tactic if I’ve ever seen one. Are you going to call me a racist now?)

Sarkazein said...

Another thing which might bring a landslide Republican (as there is no other choice) victory in 2014 is NOW, for the low information voters on the Left, the Obama administration is saying it was the secondary mortgage industry that caused the financial crisis. Of course they have to sue someone like S&P and not there own Justice Dept for enforcing the law that makes banks loan money to people who can't pay it back. But all this will come out in discovery.

guy faulkes said...

I have stopped beating the horse. I have not changed my mind nor have others, including you. As I said time will tell if the Republicans party survives. It is divided now and and does not look to improve.

guy faulkes said...

This from 1965.