Monday, May 23, 2022

Your Rule 5 puzzle for Monday

 Looks like our shield maiden is in for some serious chaffing if she moves a lot.

And the bigger on below the fold as usual.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

For the fuk-sake TXDOT


Can't you finish one section of I-10 before making another three mile stretch a work zone?
They extended tho work zone east another three miles almost to the race track by Marion.
That's 4.5 miles from where I get on to go to work in San Antonio (I clocked it last night)

By next winter, the entire stretch from Seguin to 410 in San Antonio is going to be Jersey walls and slow traffic- with the occasional pop-up lane closures until I retire in about five years.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Your Rule 5 puzzle for Monday

 Truth in advertising.

And the big one below the fold-

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Actually, the Navy calls it comshaw...

The Fat Electrician Reviews: The Great Seabee Train Robbery

Thursday, May 12, 2022

'Normal' FBI agents are troubled at the direction it's headed

 It's been headed that way for years, even before Orangemanbad.
These same 'troubled' agents will keep working to further however far the Leftist apparatchik leaders want to take it.

Unlike Socialist bureaucrats who would work to put sand in the gears of anything they disapprove of.

Everyone's talking about R.v.W-

 The Left is losing their shit and the right is talking about what the left is screeching about.

What I haven't heard either side mention is the free birth control 0bamaKare forced insurance companies to supply.

Monday, May 09, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

 The dreaded assault floatie.

The big one below the fold.

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Another ukrainian update

From our Estonian reporter  and his comments as a ground pounder.

Monday, May 02, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle


The big one below the fold

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Apparently I've been doing it wrong

 I was trying to fire roast (in a gas oven- broiler) fresh red peppers and tomatoes.

I guess I need to dry them, then roast them.

It seems to work here for them.

I had to make deliveries in Corpus Christi last night

 If you've never been there, you really don't need to make plans to go.

Corpus is like your trashy aunt and no matter where she goes or what she wears, trash will always show through.

AND I had to spend an extra half hour there in the port area because they're completely redoing the highway and surface roads for the new bridge over the Laguna Madre because of detours and closed ramps.

This tells you everything you need to know about Corpus in one sign.....

And that wasn't even in a bad part of town.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Democrats are just embracing Orwell

 We have communist race theory where all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
Now Mayorkas has decided to form their version of the Ministry of Truth.

His top Bureaucrat in that position- Nina Jankowicz -is a BIG Never-Trumper who was out flogging both the laughably fake Steele dossier and the 'Hunters emails are Russian hoax' lies.

Even the lefties at MSN noticed.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Why would anyone with options want to be a cop in Chicago?

 Or any other Liberal city that wants them gone?

Now Chi-town is trying to con Marines who are getting out to make that mistake.
Between the defunding, scapegoating, and just anti-cop attitude- why would anyone want that?The youngest asked me once what a self fulfilling prophesy was and I never thought it would be the PD.

You have the Left going after cops money and the DA's and City Board members attacking cops for everything they do.
The press jumps on anything and lies about how bad the cops are and what kind of lawless thugs they are.....
So the good ones find a new department in a Red city where they don't have to put up with the shit and the bad ones- racists, sadists, bullies, abusers..... All stay because they either like doing it or can't find something else. Then the city can't find good cops and the bad ones keep doing what they can get away with, the pols and press keep dumping on them and the only new cops they can hire are as bad- or worse than the bad cops they already have.

Monday, April 25, 2022

The left

 Liberals and regular Democrats are all freaking out because an actual African American bought Tweeter...........

Think about the racism involved there :-D

Your Rule five Monday puzzles



Big one below the fold

Sunday, April 24, 2022

So I went to order a Henry

 I went to three different merchants of death.

The Henry site has three dealers in the Seguin area, two of them are closed for good.
Of the two that weren't affiliates- both said Henry's are hard to lay hands on, no matter what model and caliber.

I went to the other affiliate halfway to New Braunfels and asked. They had me fill out a request form and told me it could be as long as a year before I saw mine.

So I went to gunbroker and bid on this one with the same MSRP as one on their site.
Of course I'll probably have to spend close to another $100 for shipping and transfer fees.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

Ready to ride.

The big one below the fold as always.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

So I have an old Win '94 30-30

 I went looking for ammo a while ago so I could finish sighting it in.

I bought it cheap-ish with a ghost ring site and started sighting it in, then something came up and it sat in the corner of the mud room for about three years.

After I decided to finally get it sighted in, I went looking for cheap (okay- less expensive) ammo.


Okay, we'll look at plan B- see what I can get for it ......
$200- $250......
I was bitching about it on a local FB page and started getting offers on it, but I had to start my 4- 14 hr shift the next day.

FB pulled it about three days in for selling fire arms. At least I didn't go to the restricted barracks this time.

I guess I could sell for $200 and use that to defray the cost of a Henry steel Big Boy in .357- which I have plenty of because of the two revolvers in that caliber plus the wife and her .38+P.

The only thing I don't like about Henry's (and it's probably a million to one chance I'd ever encounter this problem) is that after it gets pulled from the mag- it's free floating until it's shoved into the chamber.

If it ever comes to that, I'll be using the one the .GOV doesn't know I have.

Chambered in a completely different round.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

 Did the gun bunny trip?
That looks like real dirt.


 The big one below the fold as usual.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Russia, Russia, russia

This guy Artur Rehl, is/was an Estonian soldier still in Estonia telling how he sees what the Russians are going to do next and how they've acted so far. 

Who's the Goth chick

 From Trace Adkins "Ladies love country boys" video?

Friday, April 08, 2022


 Another Biden making money off his position....

This time his little sister who's writing a best seller that nobody will read.

Monday, April 04, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

 Rock on!


The big one below the fold.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Words of wisdom

Found on a crapper door in a Walberg, TX truck stop.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

 Steam punk Plainsman pistol


Because the early ones didn't get a big puzzle added to them

Big one below the fold.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Is this a hate crime?


So there I was making deliveries up in Killeen.
It was on the warm side, so I had my sleeves rolled up.
Out of McDonalds came this kid and his battle bud.
He saw my Seabee tat on my forearm and said Navy?!?

I said yes and his battle pinned my elbows behind my back.
This guy took off my cover and poured Rip-IT over my head, threw a handful of Motrin at me and yelled...
"This is Army country!"

Monday, March 21, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

 You will sit down.
You will explain your actions.

As usual, the big one below the fold.

Friday, March 18, 2022

This is another reason why

 I don't believe anything coming out of Ukraine.
From either side, or even the propaganda pushers that speak English here.

Because those National Guard troops are safe in America.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle

A day late......

And the big one below the jump-

Sunday, March 13, 2022

The humble Jerry can

And some of it's ingenious features.
Commander Zero is a big fan of the ones built right.  

Includes an ad right in the middle.... So.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Prices and parts availability

 It works for firearms too.

If anyone's been looking for 30-30 ammo, you'll know it's like gold- not profuse and expensive.
I bought three boxes for something like $1.50/RD plus tax and shipping.
Which the prices on gunbroker reflect.

The .357 Mag ammo I have in abundance (plus the .38spl +p) are a lot less for the ammo, but the prices for the rifles show the ammo is available and affordable.

So then I found out about two weeks after I bought those 30-30 boxes- that Seguin is having a gun show tomorrow.

So I guess I'll see what the have in .357 lever action flavor or Mini-14 which is about equal to what they want for a lever action.
And what I can get for a 30-30 Win and about four boxes of hunting ammo....

Prices for .223 are much more reasonable especially if you want to wear out your cartridge extractor a lot faster. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

What's in the stable now

 If I would have pulled the trigger two months ago, that Dakota would have been a 3/4 ton diesel.

Monday, March 07, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

 Someone's missing her weapon.

As usual, the big one below the break.

Sunday, March 06, 2022

From over the transom

 Oh look!  

We have our pillows strapped to our left side.

Thursday, March 03, 2022

News you can trust

 From trustworthy Ukrainian sources.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Biden Bingo

 Call in sick to work now and avoid the rush.

Take a shot every time he hits a square.

Thank Gawd #theadultsarebackincharge

 Because Kamala Harris (who's veep theme is here) explains what's going on in Ukraine.....

-Read this in the voice of a slow seven year old explaining to a five year old-
“So, Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So basically, that’s wrong.”

From here with the actual soundbite.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

Rehashing some puzzles because when I first started these, I only did the one size.
So now you have a chance to do the big one also. 

>>Bottom puzzle fixed. Thanks Bar Lee.<<

As usual, the big one below the fold

Sunday, February 27, 2022

You're going to read this in Tom Petty's voice.

 Because you can't help it.



AOC showing her support


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Poland understands what's happening in Ukraine

 They know what happens when countries guarantee to help defend them from invasions- but bag on that promise because it's inconvenient.............. Looking at you France and UK.

It's the same thing they're watching now when the US and UK don't step up and uphold their 1994 agreement to help defend Ukraine when they gave up their nukes.

Now  they're having a go at Germany for being so conforming to Russia and running interference on supplies to Ukraine.

Friday, February 25, 2022

I just voted in the Texas primary.


The list of wannabe Governors was as long as my arm.

The reason I remembered to vote was another attack ad from Don Huffines that sounds just like a Democrat attack ad.
The scary sounding announcers voice blaming Abbot for things he has no control over like instate tuition for illegals...right Rick Perry?(who also want to be Governor again)

Abbot lost me when his tough talk didn't match the (non) action, so I went with Col. West, and I'll vote for whoever's on the Republican ticket- probably.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle on Tuesday

 Because Kurt went to Houston to look at a Dakota he decided not to buy, then on Monday went to get an alignment on the Silverado and ended up sitting for two hours because it needed lower ball joints.....

Anyway- we all know she didn't pull that ring with her teeth.

As usual, the big one below the fold.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Some of you have been there.

 And survived.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

How about those Canadians?

 They went from Hoser to fascist faster than the Hanson brothers could sucker punch an opposing player.

Now they're threatening truckers pets.....

But... scratch a Liberal, find a dictatorial asshole.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle on Tuesday

 Because Kurt got occupied with something else and lost a day.

Lets see if Jigsaw planet gets all censoreeee about this one...

The bigger one below the fold....

Thursday, February 10, 2022

So we paid off pur Wells-Fargo mortgage a week ago.

It finally went through with about a thousand Dollars extra of fees and other graft.

Yesterday they charged me a service fee of $15.
............and paid me  .08 of interest.

Now I have to decide whether to go with NFCU (which is on the west side of San Antonio -a good hour drive away)
Or to the local branch of RBFCU. I'm sure the interest is about the same for a checking account.
But NFCU is a Navy credit union and Randolph-Brooks is Air Force.
Not that it really matters because a Cloud Lice can do my finances as well as a Squid.

Monday, February 07, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle


The big one, as usual blow the jump.

Saturday, February 05, 2022

Jeezuz Krist- FedFx

 That package of (fucking expensive) 30-30 came from San Antonio.
All you had to do was deliver it 45 miles EAST.

Now, because you fucked up with a bar code reader- it's on it's way to Coranado, California.

Friday, February 04, 2022

Four hundred and two Dollars

 Is what it cost me to fill 150 propane tank today.
The driver said I was lucky I ordered it last week because they raised the price .20/gal Tuesday.

Last year about this time it was $1.87/gal.
Today I paid 2.86/gal.


Maybe when the Republicans take back the House (if they don't drop the ball on the one yard line) they can impeach both the pretenders in the Withe House.
-Or at least put some kind of limit on Executive Orders.

Thursday, February 03, 2022

I sure am buying a lot more cat food

 I wonder what kind of extenders they're putting in.
A 30 pound bag used to last for almost two months, but here lately- maybe it's the weather- it seems like every time I turn around I'm trying to find some.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022

Mondays Rule 5 puzzle

 Advance like you own it.

The big one below the fold-

Friday, January 28, 2022

So, we finally signed on the Hondo house today

 The thing's been a PITA for years.

And since I won't be buying another new vehicle- because of prices and all the BS 'safety' features to put up with.
I'm looking at 3/4 ton diesel Chevy's and Dodges no newer than 2005 so I have options in fuel. Or an F-250 built before 1998 when Ford could still build good trucks.
The only thing gas is going to do is go up. On top of the 0biden war on fossil fuels and the oncoming shortage of fertilizer for food- That 10% ethanol is going to cost even more to put in your tank.
You know for sure that NOBODY in DeeCee is going to even think about putting the brakes on that mandate.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

In case you were wondering

No, it doesn't.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Mondays Rule 5 puzzle

 That is one severe looking B......umm-road


As usual, the big one below the jump.

Friday, January 21, 2022

RIP Meatloaf

Monday, January 17, 2022

Your Rule 5 Monday puzzle

 Unique way to carry a brace of pistols

As usual, the big one below the fold.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Forty years ago-

 I was a little non-rate CECN and my Battalion was either just getting back from Guam or getting ready to deploy to Rota, Spain.
I'd been in for a little over a year- boot camp, BEEPs school, CE A-school meeting the battalion....

One of the two main reasons I enlisted was because the economy was so bad that I couldn't find a good job. Even trade unions weren't taking apprentices.

Fast forward to now and the 0biden-Harris regime is putting America back there again with Carters Stagflation on steroids and inflation  about the same.
We lost the cold war and are living in what looks more and more like a Central American republic. Graft, favoritism, schools and financial systems steered by political juntas and the fact of the day.

I have about 20-25 years left to endure, but I really feel bad for my kids and grandkids for whom this is the new soviet normal.

Friday, January 14, 2022

So the Democrats answer to Donald Trump

 Doesn't like how he was treated for three months he spent in jail.
Michael Avenatti is suing the Bureau of Prisons for $94 million.

If he didn't like how he was treated there for disrespecting Trump... or something- he should be glad he wasn't taking a walk close to Capitol Hill on Jan. 6 last year.
He's hate it even worse in the DeeCee Gulag.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Tales from the shop

...Or the loafing shed since it was originally an animal shelter.

Finally got the band saw working without it throwing the blade (and rolling 50 yards). Had to get longer axle bolts and nylon locknuts.

Now I need to get real steel bearings for the back part of the blade because it's already eating at the Chinesium plastic rollers. H/D has what I can use in stock- finally.

It's moving faster than the wheels make it look.

And when you warp the threads on a nut from welding to a bolt, and don't have a thread chaser- you use abrasives.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022

In case you haven't been able to find Phil yet-

 He's online over here.
At his other- other blog.

Not the -other- blog that says "we're working on it"....

Your Rule 5 Monday jigsaw

And the big one below the jump.

Sunday, January 09, 2022

Two years of Hte 'Rona condensed

Via: Diogenes Middle Finger.

And Rumble if I (probably did) not get the HTML right above

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Jeezus- DR! Jill 0biden has her own theme music now

 It's about as bad as you'd expect.
Because every 1st woman needs a theme song...or something.
It's embedded in this article on the bottom if you want to hear it.

What it reminded me of is the gravitas of the opening to "black Adder".

Friday, January 07, 2022

More meme's


Thursday, January 06, 2022

Pressure canning

 Since Slow Joe decided he's going to get Big Government to "do something" about the price of meat that "Big Meat" is costing the consumer...
I'm looking at a cheap, fatty roll of e-coli burger to cost $10/LB  when he's done.

So we decided to stock up now when meat is only fucking expensive and to preserve it.
I'd rather go the drying rout, but research says that drying without freezing only lasts about a year.

So the other potions are brining, salting or canning.

I tried pressure canning about 5 pounds of meat today- I'm still out on WC for my knee- why not? It's too cold to work on the band saw.

With prep time and the half hour it takes to just get the steam rolling out the vent (before waiting the 10 minutes to actually start cooking/canning. and the 90 minutes it takes to actually cook the jars at 11PSI (12 was steadier and I doubt more heat is a problem) we're looking at a good 2 1/2 hours before you can start waiting to for the canner to depressurize on it's own......
Which I'm doing now and don't know how long it'll take--- we're looking at an all day job of babysitting a glorified quick cooker.

At least humans have the supermarket.

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Sorry, I'm taken-


Monday, January 03, 2022

Your Monday Rule 5 puzzle


One of Santa's enforcer elves.


As usual, the big one below the fold.

Sunday, January 02, 2022

This reminds me

Thinking of you Kamala :-)

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Jan. 1, 2022