TBT…

It’s summer time, and coming up on the 4th… Fireworks and…

back in the day hand cranked ice cream

For whatever reason (maybe it’s the damn near 100 degrees), I’ve been thinking about home-made, hand cranked ice cream…

We used to do this at all the family reunions, and any ‘other’ time, like 4th of July, we could get away with it! My personal favorite was home-made peach ice cream, with fresh freestone peaches right off the trees!

What was yours?

Wordless Wednesday…

No politics…

Fly Navy

🙂

h/t JP

Recovering…

I think…

It’s pretty bad when I LOSE weight during a party weekend…

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But I’m back in battery… More or less… 🙂

Seriously, thanks to all those who helped this weekend with the cooking, cleaning, and moving crap around as required. You know who you are!

I haz a sad…

All good things must come to an end, and so the party has…

A few of our favorite things…

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And shrimp! 🙂leftovers2

Most folks departed today, but it’s been a good two days, lots of good conversation, sly humor, puns, discussions ranging far and wide, and a great group of folks…

I think I’m going to sleep till Wednesday… LOL

Thanks to everyone that helped out with the cooking, cleaning, and everything else!

Aviation Art…

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Mark Postlethwaite has been doing aviation art for quite a while, and does excellent work. His site is HERE, where you can see other paintings he’s done.

Hoo boy…

Well, the pre-party party was in full swing last night… 🙂

Folks started showing up Thursday night, and it got more interesting last night, with another 15 or so folks ‘popping in’…

And baklava!!! 🙂

PPP1 PPP2

And we finally broke up at 0200… Oh my achin…

 

And it begins…

The first folks are rolling in tonight for the party on Saturday/Sunday…

The first round of food is on hand…

PF1

Yes, there will be brisket…PF2

And liquid refreshments…PF3

And more liquid refreshments…PF4

House is cleaned, vacuumed, mopped and ready for… Oh never mind…

Light blogging and commenting through Sunday. Go read the folks on the side bar…

Oh look…

A temper tantrum…

Look at all the pouty faces…

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Congressional Democrats declared they would “occupy the floor” in a push for gun control legislation Wednesday morning in an unusual scene in the House of Representatives.

Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) gave remarks calling on House leadership to bring gun control laws to the floor for a vote, saying the Republican-controlled chamber had “been too quiet for too long.” Rep. John Larson (D., Conn.) spoke next, saying the “soul of the nation” cried out for a vote on the issue.

Courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon, HERE. And the Washington Times, HERE.

Lemme see, what was it BO said… “We won, you lost.”

Sucks to be you losers. You had your chance when you had all three branches of the executive, but you didn’t have the balls to do anything then.

No laws were broken in the purchase of the weapons used in the Orlando atrocity. Sorry… And no laws you want to pass will prevent CRIMINALS from getting what they want to use for the next atrocity… CRIMINALS don’t obey laws, or haven’t you figured that out yet?

But you want to put people on ANOTHER secret list, and ‘maybe’ have a way for people to challenge it…

Does the name McCarthy mean anything to you???

And then there is this-

In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.

In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States – who later died from the wound.

In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.

In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.

In 1984 James Hubert, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 22 people in a McDonalds restaurant.

In 1986 Patrick Sherrill, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

In 1990 James Pough, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office.

In 1991 George Hennard, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria in Killeen, TX.

In 1995 James Daniel Simpson, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory.

In 1999 Larry Asbrook, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush, President of the US …

In 2003 Douglas Williams, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.

In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung – Hui Cho, shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.

In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner, shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.

In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes, went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger, a disgruntled Democrat, shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis.

In 2013 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza, shot and killed 26 people in a school in Newtown, CT.

In 2013, Sept., an angry Democrat shot 12 at a Navy ship yard.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.

Not one NRA member, Tea Party member, or Republican conservative was involved in any of these shootings and murders.

SOLUTION:  It should be illegal for Democrats to own guns!

And since it’s Thursday- A throwback TV ad…

Who remembers the ‘other’ set, that was also sold around the same time???

Hint- If you had the tommy gun, you were Sergeant Saunders…

Wordless Wednesday…

Let’s play the if/then game…

If…

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Then…

hand cranked press

YGTBSM!!!

One media quote apparently linked to AG Lynch- “Redactions have been made to prevent ‘re-victimization’ of those lost in Orlando”…

Fox has the following report HERE.

Personally, I believe this is just one more attempt to distract the public from the reality of a RADICAL ISLAMIST TERRORIST who killed 49 and injured 53 LGBT at Pulse in Orlando.

Two of the ‘protected’ groups of the left have crossed streams, and the left doesn’t know what to do, so they effectively are in denial, obfuscation and blaming the gun for the deaths are their only way out of the hole they’ve dug…

So they are making a massive push (again) for gun control, and enlisted all the liberals on the left by decrying the ability for anyone to get a gun and shoot up a gun free zone…

As has been reported earlier, the shooter was in fact vetted, bought the guns legally, and was working for a company with ties to DHS!

So yesterday the administration pushed four bills on gun control, trying to get anything to stick to the wall…

And SCOTUS refused to hear challenges to the NY and CT gun bans, HERE.

This one still plays, and I have yet to hear anyone on the left give a coherent reason for their actions. Emotions overriding facts once again, and any of us who disagree are-

Heartless

Homophobic

Racist

and, and, and… (insert perceived insult here)

blame gun

Sigh…

Edit- Apparently yesterday afternoon, after massive pushback, the DOJ has released an ‘unredacted’ version… HERE. And all four gun control bills in the Senate did not advance, HERE.