Thursday, November 15, 2018

One of those things that makes you go "hmmmmmmmmmmm"

Already thinking of summertime and warmer temps.

It has been cold in "The Heart of Dixie" the last few days. We got an early dusting of snow last night/this morning. It is still cold with a high of 35F forecast and it is still "spitting" snow outside. This looked "warming" so I posted.

Girls That Enjoy Their Boobs As Much As Men Do.......

Start tearing up below the fold.... NSFW...

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Amazing Story Of Duane Francies/ 5th Armored Division

This guy holds the title of being the only pilot in a piper cub to shoot down a German plane in WW2. Here is how I learned of his incredible story.

I was looking up the X-85 Goblin after seeing a post over at Kenny's site titled Test Pilots Have Brass Balls. I searched YouTube for a few videos of this strange looking plane. In the window to the right was a video of a yellow Piper Cub. I like Cubs so I watched it. There were some guys flying around the Jacksonville, Florida area on a sunny day in a minty 1939 Cub. 

After watching the video, I am reading the comments below it and this one guy gives an account of his uncle being a Major of the artillery in WW2 and of his spotter plane pilot (actually pretty funny). He gives the guys name as Duane Frances. I Googled it and it checks out. The guy won the Distinguished Flying Cross. There are several stories out there, but I linked this one. 

Read more about Duane Francies HERE.

Of course we all know this

but feel free to send it to anyone who may not know these facts. It was forwarded to me by "Benton in Knoxville"  (many thanks) and there was not an author to credit. The title is Another Shooting.

My "in" box filled up on Thursday with questions, after the shooting that took place at a Country music bar out in California Wednesday night. Well, let me clarify that. 99% of them were questions/comments and about 1% were rants about how we need more gun controls.
Most of the questions came from people asking if there's anything you can do in a situation like that. The answer is yes, to some extent. The answer SHOULD be that no mentally ill person even attempts such a thing, because everyone behind the bar, and every "bouncer" has a concealed weapon on them, and have been trained how to use them. A sign on the door should read that all employees are armed and trained. Unfortunately, that's just a dream.

Mass shooters do NOT frequent places where they know the people are armed. There's no active shooters at gun shows. None at gun ranges. None in police stations. You know the reason why. They can't get their ten minutes of fame when 20 people blast them to pieces after they fire their first shot. No, they go exactly where our stupid laws TELL them to go.

Gun free zones are hunting preserves for the Mentally ill. Period. This isn't rocket science folks. Think about it logically for just 2 silly minutes and you'll know I'm right. If I somehow snapped my lid and decided I want to go out blazing and taking 20 people with me, where would I go to achieve the best success? Would I go to the hunting and fishing expo, where upwards of 100 people might be carrying a concealed weapon? Probably not. You know that.

Of course he's going to go to the school. The college. The nightclub. All places where normal law abiding folks are barred from carrying their weapons. And, it works. It works because he knows he's got between 5 and 9 minutes to shoot the hell out of people before the police get there. So, he marches in, sees 200+ people enjoying themselves and for what ever evil went berserk in his mind, he starts mowing them down. They are absolutely defenseless. Fish in a barrel.
Now, the lowest hanging fruit for those that don't want to spend the time to realize the reality of things, is to push for either more gun laws, or outright gun bans. It's so perfect in their minds. Make everyone turn in their guns,and outlaw them. See, problem solved! Except the problem isn't solved. For one, you still have a mentally deranged evil person that wants to kill people.

Remember a while ago the spat of "truck killings?" where they were simply using trucks to run over people on sidewalks? Just last year, some lunatic used a moving truck on a bike path in NY and killed 8, wounding 30. The year before in Ohio another evil scum ran over 4, and then got out and started slashing people with knives. Evil people will find a way to do their deeds.

In London, it is virtually impossible to get or own a gun. In fact, not only have they banned guns in England for years, two years ago they banned "knives". So how is this happening:
LONDON is experiencing a horrifying rise in violent crime, with 100 suspected murders in the capital since the start of the year.The total number of offences involving a knife or bladed instrument that have been recorded by cops in the year to March 2018 rose to 40,147, a seven-year-high.There was also a two per cent spike in the number of gun-related crimes too - that is now at 6,492.
Excuse me? Aren't knives and guns banned in London? Indeed they are. Did it stop 40 THOUSAND knife assaults and over 6 THOUSAND gun related crimes? No.

And therein lies the problem with the low hanging fruit idea of outlawing, or banning guns. It doesn't work. But wait, consider this. England has never been a "gun" country. The population was never very free to own guns, and only hunters and collectors would usually go through the hoops to obtain one.

But here in the states? Guns have been a part of rural America for 200 years. Remember the Christmas cards of Grandpa's fireplace with the rifle hanging on the hooks above it, and a cozy fire burning? That wasn't fantasy, that was just a look into "every home" USA 80 years ago. Kids in the 50's often had marksmanship classes at school. Kids in the 30's often had to hunt rabbits and squirrel and deer, etc, to help put food on the table.

There's an estimated 500 million guns in the US. I think that number is ridiculously low, but let's use it anyway. Until 1968, you could buy a gun by mail order. Read that again. Mail order. No back ground checks, no registrations, no records, nothing. So where are they coming up with their numbers, when there's no way to know who bought what back then?
Or consider "bring backs". In WWII tens of thousands (more) of our soldiers brought back German lugers and Walthers. These didn't get registered anywhere. Who knows how many of them are still floating around.

So problem 1 is that guns are like drugs. They're everywhere. They're in uncle Joe's attic, and Grandma's basement. No matter how illegal you make them, I could find you one in ten minutes. Just like crack, coke, heroin, fentanyl, etc is illegal, I could get you any of it within the hour.

Problem 2 of course is that only law abiding citizens abide the law. Duh. So, they pass a gun ban, only the good people turn them in, the bad guys of course don't, and they get to go play their evil games, knowing no one's going to be shooting back at them.

We are way way past the idea that banning anything is going to stop evil people. This shooting happened in California. Very tough gun laws. It's said he had extended magazines. They're illegal in CA. Did it stop him from getting one? Did it stop him from breaking the law? Please.
So what's the answer? Is there one? Well to start, I'd like to see all the states go back to spending a lot of their budget on mentally diseased people. Somehow we got civilized and did away with "Mental institutions." Now those people walk among us, often jazzed up on a cocktail of antidepressants and God knows what else. One of pharma's dirty little secrets is that almost 95% of these kind of events finds the person has been using mood altering pharmaceuticals. Let's start by getting people that need help, the help they need.

Of the 67 'shooters" in the last 30 years, 65 had been treated for mental issues. Let that sink in folks

The gun didn't shoot those people. The person brandishing the gun shot those people. Since guns will always be available, no matter what laws come down the pike, why not work on the person that wants one to commit his evil?

Beyond that, things get messy. Why do I say messy? Because it will take a huge shift in societal thinking to put an end to these sort of events.
Consider this:
Two trends:
1930-1960-most mass shootings were familicides and felony related killings.
1960-present-most mass shootings are in public places against unknown bystanders.

Or this:
Mass shootings in America
By decade:
2010- present 54 so far
For 50 years, we didn't have issues with mass shooting. Then starting in the 70's (AFTER Gun registration became law!) they started soaring. Why? Was it that gun education was removed from schools? Could be. Was it the gradual breakdown of the nuclear family? Could be. Was it the loss of mental illness funding? Could be. Could it be the amount of anti-depressants that started rolling out about then? Could be. Was it removing "God" from the school? Could be. It could be all that and much much more.

Look at the decade of the 50's. There was one mass shoot situation. What was different about life in the 50's? Everything. Literally everything. June Cleaver hung at home, always nicely dressed while raising the boys. Ward made sure there was discipline in the home. Men went to sporting events wearing jackets and ties. People were civil to each other. One paycheck paid the bills. I could go on for ever.

Well this isn't the 50's and I don't suppose we're ever going there again. Today's society is broken in a million different ways. Each year brings more violence, more insanity, more drugs.

With the left taking over the House, they've made it clear that they're going for the low hanging fruit. "Gun control" is big on their list. This is a Headline from the Wall Street Journal on Saturday:
WASHINGTON-Democrats say they will pass the most aggressive gun-control legislation in decades when they become the House majority in January, plans they renewed this week in the aftermath of a mass killing in a California bar.
It's coming folks. One thing I have to give the left credit for, is that they never stop. Ever. If they have a desire, they work toward it hard and long. They've wanted everyone disarmed and continue to work toward that goal.

Okay, so what could you have done in that bar? The answer unfortunately is not much. Even if you're a legal concealed weapons carrier, most states have laws stating that you can't carry in a bar. In the case of California, the law states:

While exercising the privileges granted to the licensee under the terms of this license, the licensee shall not, when carrying a concealed weapon:
* Consume any alcoholic beverage.
Be in a place having a primary purpose of dispensing alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption.
So as you can see, a law abiding person with a valid permit couldn't legally have his weapon in the Country music bar. The shooter knew this, that's why he went there. I so suppose that if a couple patrons of that bar had "broken the law" and carried their weapons in that bar that night, the outcome would have been different. But there's the rub. Most Concealed weapons folks are incredibly law abiding.

So, since you can't carry there, your choices are extremely limited when the shooter starts shooting. First and foremost is situational awareness. I've mentioned this in previous letters, try and determine "exits" when you first enter any place. I like to know where the fire exits are, and I often make seating decisions around them.
If you hear a gunshot in a store, restaurant, grocery, bar, etc, GET MOVING. There is NEVER a time when it's okay to hear a gun shot in any of those places. If you hear one, you'll probably hear many more soon. Get out as fast as you can.
Try your best NOT to head toward the main entrance if possible. There's going to be a stampede trying to get out of there, and you could get trampled, or worse, the shooter might enjoy having 25 or 30 people stacked up in one spot that he can mow down. Again, try fire escapes, or something else. If there's a kitchen, you can almost always rely on their being a door to the outside for deliveries, etc. Head there.

If you're in a big place, and the shooting is going on quite a distance from you, please realize that you are free to do any damned thing you can to get safe. If that means picking up your chair and hurtling it through the front windows to get out, well so be it. They have insurance for their windows.

Proximity to the shooter will play the biggest role in your decision. If you remember nothing else in this article, remember this fact "Distance is your friend." Again, if you're seated near an exit, and you've been smart enough to sit "facing the crowd, or entrance" and you hear shots or see someone walking in with a gun drawn, get moving. But what if it doesn't play out that way? What if our shooter kept his weapon in his jacket, until he was snuggled up to the bar, the same bar you're sitting at just feet away?
At that point your choices get slim and ugly. Your first instinct will be to dive to the floor, or get behind cover. That's a decent first reaction, but you can't stay there. You're still going to want to use that cover for just long enough that you can make a break for a get away. These people get their jollies shooting people curled up in a ball under a table. Always be thinking about running.

What you need is distance more than anything. At 15 feet, it takes just a 5 degree cant of the weapon to miss you. Yes you read that right. At 15 feet, if this guy puts his front site on your heart, but just wobbles that gun 5 degrees right or left, he misses you completely. At 20 feet it's even harder for him. So while cover is good to initially not get shot, the further away you can get, as quickly as you can, increases your survival by multiples.

Being unarmed in an active shooter situation is about as butt ugly as it gets. Try and remember these basics, and you'll have a better chance. 1) at the first hint of a shooting (like you hear one shot go off) DO NOT sit there and look around wondering what's happening. Don't pull out your phone and take video's. 2) you want OUTSIDE and you want it as fast as you can get it. Get there any way you can, fire exit, kitchen door, break a window, etc. 3) distance is your best friend. If you can blend some distance, WITH some cover, you're gold. ( for instance you make a move across the floor to a ceiling support column. Angle your next run away from the shooter by trying to keep that support column angled between him and you as you're running)

Finally, there's the run and hide idea. That's the worst one and only useful if there's absolutely no way to get outside. The problem is that we don't just want to run and hide in the building, because he might play "hide and seek". If ten people pile into the men's room, this guys got a fish in the barrel game to play. The only way run and hide works is if you can run, hide AND DELAY this nut from coming in. That's easy in say a classroom, you can pile up desks, and file cabinets, etc. But in a bar bathroom? Not so easy.

It's not 1950 any more folks. Learn to be aware of your surroundings. The worlds gone crazy, and it's getting worse.
Stay safe.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Viral video of kid jumping down a flight of stairs at Chelsea Middle School has parents wondering about supervision

Back in my school days, had either of my parents seen or heard of me being involved in a stunt like this, my ass would have been grass and they would have been the lawnmower. The question of teacher supervision would not have entered into the equation. 

Viral video recorded at Chelsea Middle has parents concerned about supervision

Chelsea Middle School stair jumping
CHELSEA, AL (WBRC) - Parents are concerned after a disturbing video on social media shows a student at Chelsea Middle School jumping down a large flight of stairs during school hours.
Parents are asking where the staff was when this was happening. We took those concerns straight to the Shelby County School System.
A spokesperson told us there were teachers around at the time, and they were screaming at the kids not to do what they were doing.
She adds it appears there were two kids who jumped but says because of privacy laws she couldn’t disclose if they were injured. The students did face disciplinary actions afterward, according to the spokesperson.
It’s unclear when the incident took place. As for preventing future occurrences, the system issued the following statement:
“This occurred in an area of the school where students have to wait to enter the locker room to change into P.E. clothes. We have placed our School Resource Officer there to assist teachers during the transition of students coming in and out of that locker room location. The principal addressed this behavior over the intercom with all students during morning announcements.”

If there is trouble with the video, click HERE

The 10,000 Year Clock of The Long Now...

  An Interesting and very expensive project...

Clock of the Long Now - Installation Begins from The Long Now Foundation on Vimeo.

Some links




Extra Large.. Cream , No Sugar

Friday, November 9, 2018

Mexican Word Of The Day

H/T to reader Bob in KY

Frideyes Alabama Red......

Sent in by Jim, who writes:

Good Morning Irish!

I ran across these on a Facebook Page called Girls & Guns.  Her name is Emily Isoline.  She's from Alabama.  Thought she might be worthy of inclusion in your next  "Red" Post.

You'll give her more exposure than I can with the two people and three government agencies that ever look at my blog anymore!

Also, please ask your readers to pray for Florida.  The same bunch that tried to steal the 2000 election with the fake "dimpled chad" bull crap  is trying to throw the Governor and Senator elections to the evil party.  They are hauling in tens of thousands of "just discovered" absentee ballots with no chain of custody, days after the legal deadline, opening them before anyone has a chance to challenge them (violates State law) and have cut Rick Scott's margin from around 60,000 votes to just 17,000 as of yesterday afternoon.  They are already talking about having to manually recount every ballot "because people may have marked them wrong and confused the computers."  That's just a modern version of the dimpled chad thing.  The law firm behind it is the same one that was behind the "Russian Dossier."

Anyway, here's the pictures:

Here is her instagram page <<

Thursday, November 8, 2018

For my good friend Rayburn

22 Year Old Woman Living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Charged With Helping to Support al Qaeda

The mooslem woman was also reported to have been a student at the University of Alabama. I bet American tax dollars footed the bill for bringing her to this country and for her tuition, housing, food, etc. She probably was some poor refugee seeking asylum. It is past the time for everyone to start paying very careful attention. 

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Read the entire story HERE

Here is another for Irish's "Random List"

10 to 1 Says The Joint Was A "Gun Free" Zone

So far the death toll is at twelve. Reports indicate a gunman dressed in black (currently identified as a 29 year old heavily tattooed male) used a .45 caliber handgun to attack the 1,000 Oaks, Kommiefornia Borderline Bar known for "country line dancing" last night.  Apparently, the cameras in the photo below did little to deter the shooter.


Read more HERE

Diversity is working just as "planned" in South Africa

White South Africans have been barred from registering for government jobs.

Read the story HERE.

When You're Overly Tired From Standing In Frozen Water Salmon Fishing and Just Want To Get Home......


A Couple Questions From The Inbox...

Morning All,

   A few readers have asked about the header.
 Does anyone recognize the cliff in the background and where it is?

Also, another reader asked if there is a real poster of this that you can buy:



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Here's A Clip Of Bitter Clinger ,Deplorable,Gun Toting, Fascist, Fake News Watching, Teabagger, Rascist Trumpkins That Needs To Be Shared......

Trump Stops Missouri Rally for 8 Minutes After Woman Faints...Crowd Sings Amazing Grace!

You can scroll through if you like. As Trump waits for her to be attended to, the crowd
starts singing at the 6:45 mark.

This is America.....

Saturday, November 3, 2018

It is really easy to detect when a demoRAT is lying. Simply look for their moving lips.

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, demoRAT from North Dakota, is trailing her Republican challenger, Kevin Kramer, In an act of desperation, Heitkamp has resorted to scare tactics. She is warning hunters in her state that they could lose their hunting licenses in nearby states if they vote in Tuesday's election. 

Don't Forget....

Friday, November 2, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Promises Dems Will Make Gun Control a Priority Next Session

The average low IQ demokrat voter may not understand why one of the tennants of the demoRAT party is "gun control", but no mistake about it, their Communist masters understand perfectly well why the private ownership of firearms must be abolished.

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By: Teresa Mull    Forwarded by James King---Albany Georgia    Democrats seem unable to comprehend that passing gun control laws will not stop school shootings and that armed school guards is the only effective way.  Some probably know this but they are globalists who want everyone but those who do their bidding to be unarmed slaves of the NEW WORLD ORDER ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. But most liberals appear to have a mental dysfunction that prevents their brain from processing information in such a manner as to arrive at rational and logical conclusions. They are being used and manipulated as "Useful Idiots" as defined bu Communist Vladimir Lenin. They operate on feelings and emotion and facts are meaningless to them.----James KingAs if Nancy Pelosi needed another notch in her “This is why I shouldn’t be an elected official” belt, the Democratic House Minority Leader from California just promised voters her party would make taking away your guns a priority next session if the Dems take the majority during the midterms.
Pelosi met with Parkland, Florida shooting survivors last week. According to the Miami Herald:
“Pelosi called the activists and parents a ‘blessing to our country,’ and said because of the energy coming out of Parkland, the issue of gun control would top the Democratic Party’s agenda in the House of Representatives if they take control.”
Pelosi said in a statement earlier this year, “Congress has a responsibility to take action to prevent the tragedy of gun violence. Every day it fails to do so is a stain on our country.”
And in February she declared, “I would rather pass gun safety legislation than win the election.”
Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at

Sweet Retreat......

Remember The Two Drowned Bodies Found In The Hudson River?

 From Oct29th...

Police have identified the two women whose duct-taped bodies were found washed up along the Hudson River as sisters from Virginia.

Police said the bodies of 16-year-old Tala Farea and 22-year-old Rotana Farea, of Fairfax, were found around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the vicinity of 68th Street and Riverside Park. Responding officers found the bodies laying on rocks near the river.

A missing child's poster said the women were last seen on August 24, but no photographs were included.

A police source tells Eyewitness News the bodies were bound together with duct tape, with tape around their waists and feet, facing each other.

Both were fully clothed, and there were no signs of trauma.

Sources believe the bodies washed ashore with the tide and stayed when the tide went out.

The Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death, and the investigation is ongoing.


Heh!... A Few From The Inbox....

Lucky Mega Millions Winner....

Thursday, November 1, 2018

"We must hunt them down and kill them all"

This video is very long at three hours and twenty minutes. I have not made it through all of it yet, but what I've seen is captivating. Watch as Retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman speaks of terrorist, strategies, combat, and the effects of combat. There will be a test.

H/T to Scott at Lakeshore

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Masked Gunman Who Opened Fire Inside of a McDonald's Restaurant In Downtown Birmingham 0 / Armed Father 1

This past weekend a gunman burst into a McDonald's in downtown Birmingham. An armed father was there, ready, and willing to stop the killer. He did and I doubt none of you have heard one thing about it from the MSM.

Masked man shot and killed by armed father at a Birmingham McDonald’s identified

Democrats Riding The "Red" Communist / Blue Wave.....

Red as in communists.  I got some emails saying it should have been Blue for Democrats.