It’s actually enjoyable to see the sunsets from other than inside the car on the way home from work…

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Lousy phone camera pic, but taken from the driveway while I was fighting the leaves in the garage… sigh

Today is the New Hampshire caucus, so the news should be ‘interesting’ tonight. I’m expecting nothing but spin from the various news orgs and the wanna-be’s…

I think I’ll go to bed early… :-)

Husar’s Laws…

The last update from 2015…

I’m not the type of person you should put on speaker phone.

I can’t wait until I’m old enough to pretend I can’t hear.

Common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.

Ever look back and think of some of the people you dated or wanted to date in High School and then see them on Facebook and think “Whew! I dodged a bullet on THAT ONE!”

A man without a woman is a bachelor. A woman without a man is a genius.

I believe everything happens for a reason. Usually the reason is somebody screwed up.

If you need a shoulder to cry on, pull off to the side of the road.

That’s it for the updates, but I thought I’d throw these old saws in just for the fun of it…

A portable cutting tool used to make boards too short.

An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, ‘Oh sh*t’.

A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

Channel Locks:
Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle… It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

Used almost entirely for igniting various flammable objects in your shop and creating a fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.

A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity. Very effective for digit removal !!

Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.


A large stationary power saw primarily used to cut large pieces into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of all the crap you forgot to disconnect.

Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but are primarily designed to strip out Phillips screw heads.

A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

A tool used to make plastic pipe too short.

Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent to the object we are trying to hit.

Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door. Works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts.  especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.
And lastly ……..

Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the shop while yelling ‘SON OF A B*TCH!’ at the top of your lungs. This is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.


Aviation Art…

JP forwarded me a collection done by Yago F. de Bobadilla, and I’m going to put one up each Sunday for a while…


There will be a little detail with each picture, but these are all classic aviation paintings mostly from the WWII era. I hope y’all enjoy them, I know I do!


Strange bullets…

Did anybody that went to SHOT see this???

While I don’t really see it as a self-defense round, I can see other applications, like drones, or taking out an entire window…

I’m not sure how stable this would actually be in the real world either. Apparently they also make one for a 12Ga too!

HERE is the link from All Outdoors.

Ouch, apparently is pretty pricey too!


What the…

Frack is going on???

If I’m retired, WHY am I so damn busy?

Or maybe I should ask why am I in the handbasket and where are we going???

I only got about 1000 words in today, between all the other crap going on (have I mentioned how much I hate toilet repairs??? Especially oddball ones, that go THROUGH the wall?

It’s pay the man time, and the replacement is EXPENSIVE!!! Plus the tile repair and, and, and… Of course the HOW doesn’t pay @#%@(&*… But they basically cover the tile repair, and $60 of the first $80 of the first service call.

The rest is on me… Oh well… Time to suck it up.

On a brighter note, it’s really interesting when the conversations get to flowing over dinner. Digressions are the norm, and ‘some’ of the ratholes include music, origins of the English Language (digressions into Latin, Germanic, and French influences). Wine, liquors, and ‘other’ spirits. Which then segue into movies, followed by guns, and… 😀

Going to hit the range this weekend, I know ‘I’ need a frustration break, and get some trigger time. I need to shed some ‘rust’…


Oops… Apparently this morning’s post… Didn’t… Sorry!

A different time… When our country pulled together…

Nothing more need be said…

h/t JP

It’s the ‘little’ things…

Well, we got Lawdog back to blogging, so score one for us…

Peter and Dot are getting settled, and we’re getting into a routine amongst the group.

I don’t mind cooking, and I’ve actually cooked more in the last month than I probably did in the last six months. One of the best things?

NO LEFTOVERS! :-) And I’m not eating the same thing four days in a row… Yea!

Finally got my DL sorted out and now have one that says veteran on it, to go with my retired plate.

And I’ve determined what is going to be my exercise in futility here. It’s keeping the #(*% leaves out of the garage… sigh…

Swept it out this morning, walked to the back of the garage to put the broom up, looked around and there were MORE leaves than I’d just swept out. It’s going to be a never ending battle, that I know I’m going to lose, but I’m going to keep trying…

The problem is the prevailing winds ‘catch’ the corner of the garage just right, dammit!

In the YGTBSM category, we’re about out of Precision Guided Munitions (PGMs) along with Tomahawk cruise missiles and various other missiles. BO has blocked, obfuscated or otherwise ignored contract renewals for weapons to the point that about the only thing left in the bunkers is the MK-82 Mod-0 dumb bombs…

And the Pentagon has finally called him on it.

President Barack Obama will ask Congress next week to approve $1.8 billion to buy 45,000 new bombs. 

Full article HERE.

The irony is, there is STILL no contract for any missiles… And rumor has it, we’re deep in the war reserve on most of what’s left.

And another one, apparent Hildabeast ‘won’ the Iowa caucus by winning SIX coin flips in SIX different precincts… One wonders where/how she smuggled the two headed coin in…

The really scary part is the Dems are down to her and Bernie. How in hell did it come to this???

On the good news side, if you’re a CMP member or member of an affiliated club, they DO have ammo, including .22 in stock now, and the prices are ‘reasonable’… HERE!


In flooring, not the other kind…

A question came up with respect to matching transitions to the floor color when we were doing the laminate flooring for Peter and Dot.

On the right side of the pic, you can see the corner of the hearth…

floor is done

Due to some issues Peter has, we discussed various options for transitions and I proposed doing a contrasting transition, like the one below.

Tranisiton to hearth

My rationale, which both Peter and Dot approved of, was to call attention to the transition, so they would pay attention to it, lessening the chance of a trip hazard.

I got outvoted though… I wanted to do them in purple with stripper dust… :-)

In other transition news, it looks like both political parties are being ‘transitioned’ by the primary caucuses in Iowa and the way they are being conducted, including who is participating!!!

Going to be an interesting year…

It now appears Hildabeast had at least 1500 classified emails on her home brew server, and now the TS and above count is around 50 emails. My personal opinion, State ‘knew’ what she was doing, and basically turned a blind eye to it, as did the administration. I don’t know who threatened or blackmailed who, but this had to be pretty high up. “Most” of the government takes security pretty seriously, or at least it used to…



Husar’s Laws updates…

On average, an American man will have sex two to three times a week; whereas a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year. This is upsetting news to me … I had no idea I was Japanese.

When I die I want to be reincarnated as a spider. Just so I can finally hear a women say: “Oh, my God, it’s huge!”

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.

We hang petty thieves and appoint the great ones to office.

If we got one-tenth of what was promised us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.

When I was a boy, I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.

Politicians are people who, when they see the light at the end of the tunnel,  go out and buy some more tunnel.

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.

A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.

If you want a real friend that you can trust in Washington – get a dog.

If you don’t swear while driving then you’re not paying attention to the road at all.

If at first you don’t succeed.. try doing it the way your wife told you.

You’re never childless when you have a husband.

If there’s a bar where everybody knows your name you’re probably an alcoholic.

If we’re not to have midnight snacks … why is there a light in the refrigerator?

My decision making skills closely resemble that of a squirrel when crossing the street.

Sometimes I drink a glass of water just to surprise my liver.

Childhood is like being drunk; everyone remembers what you did except you.

I’m not the type of person you should put on speaker phone.

I can’t wait until I’m old enough to pretend I can’t hear.


Is everything!

Finished the work on Peter and Dot’s place this evening.

They arrived this evening and are in the guest bedroom…

Now we’ll see if they are happy with what we did. :-)

It’s always a team effort, and it’s about friendship and ‘paying it forward’ so to speak. Folks helped me get settled in/unpacked/functional (the house anyway)…

The least I can do is to help others to do the same.

In the previous post, some folks were asking about the transitions. I’ll put a pic of those up later today, along with the rationale.