Friday Funnies…

FOR THOSE OF US WHO REMEMBER

These great questions and answers are from the days when Hollywood Squares’ game show responses were spontaneous, not scripted, as they are now!

Q . Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat?

A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness!

(The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almost 15 minutes of the show!)

Q. Do female frogs croak?

A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. If you’re going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be

A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years…

A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q. You’ve been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a woman?

A. Don Knotts: That’s what’s been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you   think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he’s married?

A.. Rose Marie: No wait until morning.

Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?

A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency..

Q. What are ‘Do It,’ ‘I Can Help,’ and ‘I Can’t Get Enough’?

A. George Gobel: I don’t know, but it’s coming from the next apartment.

Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?

A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I’ll give you a gesture you’ll never forget.

Q. Paul, why do Hell’s Angels wear leather?

A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q. Charley, you’ve just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?

A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I’m too busy growing strawberries.

Q. In bowling, what’s a perfect score?

A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?

A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I’m always safe in the bedroom.

Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?

A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?

A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?

A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark..

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?

A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?

A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your elephant?

A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?

A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?

A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

TBT…

Back in the day…

We were operating out of Diego Garcia, down in the Indian Ocean as part of the ‘Circuit’ as it was known, and the ENTERPRISE and her escorts showed up down there.

We were tasked with a ‘delouse’ to see if she’d picked up any unwanted trailers, and low and behold we found one…

To say she could haul ass would be an understatement, and I think her top speed is STILL classified! But it was interesting to note that she and her escorts left a very bright bioluminescent wake that we were able to follow all the way back to her without any problems in the dark! 🙂

And her trailer? Let’s just say it couldn’t keep up… 😀

Fun times!!!

HR 38 passed (CCW Reciprocity nationwide)…

And typically, the left went nuts…

Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Yet the @HouseGOP just voted to do exactly that.”
— House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in a tweet, Dec. 6, 2017

Apparently Everytown (Bloomie) fed her ‘data’ and she went with it…

Full article, HERE.

And in this one, some pushback on the disqualified gun buyers…

Last year the FBI asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to retrieve guns from 4,170 people who were cleared to buy them even though they were disqualified under federal law. USA Today, which reported that number in an “exclusive” last week, sees it as evidence of a broken background check system. But these retrieval referrals also highlight the arbitrariness of the criteria that strip people of their Second Amendment rights.

When one looks at the actual numbers, e.g. 27.5 million background checks, with 4,170 “delayed denials”, and doing the math comes out to a ‘failure’ rate of 0.015 percent. While it is perceived as being a real problem, it’s actually amazing, considering that NICS is run by the government’s notorious inefficiency.

Full article HERE, from reason.com/blog

In a slightly ‘different’ vein, it also appears volunteers from groups including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are now running for office themselves.

Nine of 13 volunteers trained by the group ran for office this year and won seats, and fourteen more have already declared their intentions to run for office in 2018, all running as Democrats… 

Full article, HERE from Reuters.

It’s one of THOSE weeks…

Sigh…

Nothing like physical therapy to get you off on a hurting foot to start the week. I was duly folded, spindled, and mutilated yesterday morning, and I’m STILL stiff…

Almost 85000 words on the 5th Grey Man, so getting down to the final bits/pieces, but I’m not going to have it out for Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, got most of the presents at least ordered, but there are some folks that are an absolute b***h to buy for… Double sigh…

So I’m just going to roll with the punches, and make it through the week…

Y’all have a good one!

Sheesh…

Okay, we’re starting to get picks in the gun raffle…

However, the delay was that at least one of the winners notifications ended up in his spam/junk folder… So… PLEASE, please check your spam folders… Expect an email from [email protected]

Jim Hambleton- Package 7, RO 1911 in 9mm

Doug Dewitt- Package 15, Ruger in 6.5 Creedmore

John Sage- Package 6, RO 1911 in .45

Brian Dumire- Package 3, BCM AR-15

Paul Neubauer- Package 1, Taurus .44 Magnum

Larry Lambert- Package 8, Law Dog’s Rock Island 1911 9 mm

David Brehmer- Package 2, Ruger MKII Bull Barrel

Roy Zesch- Package 13, Glock 19 and accoutrements

Lois McArdle- Package 4, Remington 870 in 20ga

Larry Lambert- Package 12, Beretta FS92

Pat Patterson- Package 5, Chinese copy of a 12ga coach gun

John Harrison- package 9, Ladies jewelry and knife

John Amdor III- Package 10, books

Kirk Conover- Two sets of custom 1911 grips from Rimfire Designs

Roy Zesch- A full polish on a stainless or nickel plate on a blued handgun from Reflections Chrome Plating

And that does it for the raffle!!!

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to each and every one who either donated raffle packages, or donated to the Go Fund Me.

 

Intarwebz is back…

Finally…

Doug Dewitt, please check your email. You are holding up the selection process for the donation packages.

Grumble….

Internet has been flaky all day yesterday, and this morning again. Which means you don’t get a post. Sorry! All I can say is go raid the folks on the side bar and I will try to get a post up whenever the Internet decides to grace  my computer. I’m not about to sit here and try to type a long post in the iPhone I am not that good a typist. So there probably won’t be many comments today either.

And I have to go get a physical today anyway, which means sitting at the doctors office for God knows how many hours in addition to the vampire blood draw. And other assorted indignities.

76 years ago…


On Dec 7, 1941, Japan performed a sneak attack on the US at Pearl Harbor, the attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and damaged four more; other damages included three destroyers, three cruisers, 188 aircraft with 2,402 killed and 1,282 wounded. There are less than a dozen survivors left, at last count. Many have requested they be interred with their shipmates onboard ARIZONA. They are listed on the small bench on the lower left of the picture below.

Everyone knows about the USS ARIZONA, but few know about the ships on the other side of Ford Island. USS UTAH, USS RALEIGH, USS DETROIT, and USS TANGIER.

This is all that is left of the USS UTAH. Today a monument is located on the far side Ford Island near the rusting remains. It replaced a bronze plaque which had been placed on the wreck in the late 1940s. The monument is not listed on most tourist brochures and the memorial attracts few visitors. The official USS UTAH association website is linked here: http://ussutah.org/ and the Historical Naval Ships Association webpage on Utah is here: http://hnsa.org/ships/utah.htm and the Naval History and Heritage Webpage is here: http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-u/bb31-y.htm

The  USS RALEIGH was badly damaged, but the DETROIT and TANGIER escaped.

This day does live in infamy…

New reads!!!

Ben English has a book out, called Yonderings!

You can click the cover to get it!

The Blurb-

It was a time before Terlingua Ranch and chili cook-offs, and you could drive a hundred miles without seeing another vehicle or another person.  The year was 1961, and the tides of humanity which ebbed and flowed into the lower reaches of the Big Bend were at their historical nadir.  It was a vast, empty land spotted by isolated ranch headquarters, a national park with few visitors, and the many ruins of a past shrouded in legend, lore, and improbable truths. There was no television, no daytime radio, few telephones, and very few people. 
 
Ben H. English came to the Big Bend at the age of two, the fifth of six generations of his family to call this enigmatic region home.  With his family headquartered at the old Lajitas Trading Post, he worked and lived on ranches and places now little more than forgotten dots on yellowing maps. He attended the one-room schoolhouse at Terlingua, prowled the banks of the Rio Grande, and crisscrossed the surrounding areas time and again on horseback and by foot.
 
Some fifty years later he writes about those many decades ago, as well as the history and legends of this singular land he knows so well.  Ben separates fact from fiction and brings the reader into a world that few these days can ever imagine, much less experience.  He also writes about the lower Big Bend as it is found now, and what one can still rediscover just over the next rise.  

If you like real history, written honestly, with self-depreciating humor, this book delves well beyond what you will get in any pamphlets at the National Park! 🙂

And Alma Boykin also has a new book out! Grasping for the Crowns is the second book in the alternate history of WWI from the Hungarian perspective.

You can click on the cover to get it!

The blurb-

In 1916, war has swept the entire world, along with famine and riot tearing countries apart from within and without.

István Eszterházy, now the Head of Hungary’s House Sárkány, struggles to lead its men, women, and True-dragons alike through the shifting tides of fortune, even as the Habsburg Empire is staggered by England’s treachery. While hunger and defeat stalk the streets, the Powers beneath the land grow poisoned and maddened.

When the spirits of the land attack each other, and rebels plot to destroy his House, István must fight not just for his own survival, but for his entire family!

This book moves the story forward to the end of the war, and doesn’t sugarcoat the privations that existed in that time period and area. Well written, historically correct in the actions of the various factions, it melds the ‘real story’ seamlessly into the alternate world Alma has created.

Oopsies and limitations…

And of course it’s the far left states…

First up- Hawaii!

It appears HPD just ‘might’ have overstepped a bit…

The Honolulu-Star that covers medical marijuana news questioned how police officials apparently accessed the Hawaii State Department of Health’s database of cannabis patients to compare against the agency’s list of registered gun owners, and if the move was legal.

‘Supposedly’ that database is ‘confidential’…

Full article, HERE.

And next up- Kommiefornia…

Defender Outdoors (Texas based ammo retailer) has sent out the notice that all sales to California via the internet will cease 17 December. This is all because of Prop 63, being pushed as a ‘Safety for All’ proposition.

For the first time in California history, residents will have to go to a licensed dealer and undergo a background check when buying ammunition, says the company in a statement, pointing to the success of Proposition 63 which criminalizes the private transfer of ammo in the state.

Full article, HERE.

And the rest of the story-

Of further note, California will prohibit its residents from bringing ammunition into the state, bypassing taking delivery through a licensed dealer. Ironically, these new laws do not impact sharing ammunition in person with your friends and shooting partners…you just cannot sell it to them.

If you do sell to your buddy, do you become a felon? And what about those folks that go to Nevada or Arizona to shoot? And bring ammo they didn’t use back? Will THEY by arrested? What about competition shooters who are sponsored by ammo makers?

SO many questions…

Proposition 63 supersedes AB 962 and applies to all ammunition sales and summarized as follows:

Effective January 1, 2018

  • Licensed sellers will conduct and process all ammunition sales
  • Unlicensed sellers will have to conduct ammunition sales through a licensed vendor much like private party firearms transactions
  • Ammunition obtained from an out-of-state seller must initially ship to a licensed ammunition vendor for delivery to the purchaser upon completion of a background check

Effective July 1, 2019

  • Sellers will not sell or transfer ammunition without conducting a background check on the buyer
  • California law requires ammunition sellers to record, maintain, and report to the DOJ records of ammo sales in a manner similar to that of a firearm purchase

Proposition 63 does allow ammunition sales at shooting ranges without the purchaser undergoing a background check and without a sale record provided the ammo remains inside the facility.