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Confuscious say, " dont take brass knuckles to a gun fight" 

I have no intention on getting into a fist fight with a perfectly good CZ on my hip.

Too old to fist fight,, to stuborn to run.   :th_thicon_funny::th_thicon_funny:

Mix them up and see how she does.  :th_thicon_idea:

Good way to win a WELL DESERVED Darwin Award.  :th_nuts:

Today is a day of reflection, and a day to honor all those that never made it home, sacrificing their lives so that we all may live the lives, that many times we take for granted. Not fully remembering that many gave their own lives for this thing called freedom, and out rights to live as free Americans, to pursue the American dream.

We need tp not only honor them, but remember and understand, that they too had thoughts of the American dream, and they had lives that they wanted to live in pursuit of the things that were important to them, but never made it back home to pursue them, because on some battlefield, they gave their lives for a greater good, for something the believed in enough, to die for.

I heard a veteran once remark, when someone called him a hero. He replied that the real hero's were the ones that didn't make it out alive. The gave all in service of this country.

God bless America, and may God watch over all those men who never made it back alive.  :salute:

Spot on Axxe.   :thumbsup1:

I didnt do much for Memorial Day. At least not in my mind to start out.
There is this fella in the nursing home where my wife works. He is a very nice fella, and his mother is also in the same home. She is in her late 90's. He is 72. A widower, with 3 sons and a daughter, all of whom never come to see him. He is now confined to a wheel chair since the agent orange screwed his nervous system up. Yes,  He is also a Vietnam veteran. A combat engineer from I believe 1st echelon, stationed at PhuBia.

Sunday was also his birthday. ( my wife knew this info from work stuff and had told me.) She said he was kinda depressed when she ask about if he was having a birthday party, and he said not a chance in hell since nobody comes to see him.
Ive met and talked to him several times, some just anything talk, and some about his military service. He also knows my wife and I served, which is why I think he seems to be really friendly with us both. That mutual experience does seem to mean something to Veterans.
So I suggested to my wife that I do exactly this.
Sunday, I stopped at Rural King and bought a nice O.D. green ball cap with a U.S. flag on it, picked up a nice birthday card, and also bought a flag (about 10 x 14, or so inches, ). All total less that $10.

I stopped by in his room, and he had the tv on about 1/2  asleep, but he instantly went wide eyed and awake.
I told him I had heard it was his birthday, he correctly guessed how, and I had a little gift I thought he , as a veteran, should have.
He was absolutely delighted.  We sat around for the next 2 hours and talked about everything from the military, his service, to our  meaning of memorial day. We hung the flag in his room, and he wanted that hat set up all by itself on the big dresser,  not on the desk where everything else was.

He has some of his Vietnam memories hung  in his room, and we sat together and looked through 3 photo albums he had from Vietnam. I found that extremely interesting as he explained every picture, and some related a story that had to do with that photo.

I found this to be one of my most memorable Memorial Day activities that Ive done in a good many years. While I always went to my veteran ancestors graves, did the service at the cementary, etc, I always was slightly depressed myself afterwards. This year, instead, I did something a little different.

So while Memorial Day is about remembering the fallen,, there are some who have not fallen yet, and are also  totally deserving of our love, respect, and attention.

When I left, I said there was one last thing I would like to say to him. I would extend this to ALL Vietnam Veterans. I told him I grew up in the late 60's and early 70's, and I remember the day my uncle, also a Vietnam combat engineer came home. I also remember all the controversy. And from my extensive study of the Vietnam War, and my Uncle, I had a pretty good idea what they did over there, and the inexcusable shameful welcome they got when they came home.
I also said that while they called Ww2 vets the greatest generation, that I think they overlooked a few others.
The Korean and Vietnam vets came home to no welcome at all, and in many case were not only disrespected, but outright shunned. But they ask for little to nothing. They just dealt with it all themselves, ask nothing from anyone, and went on with their lives. This is testament to just how tough those guys really were/are. I also said I was proud, as  an American, to have a  group of men that tough, and of that high caliber, representing OUR COUNTRY.

 I extended my hand and said "THANK YOU , for your honorable service to our country. "

He grabbed my hand and wouldnt let go. And I held his handshake as his eyes welled up. I bet he held my handshake for over a minute.

It really made me wonder if he had ever been Thanked before.
Here is this frail veteran in a bed, decimated my some nerve disease, giving me one of the firmest, and best handshakes I ever had.
That told me all I needed to know about how much he appreciated my Thanks.

And since I went through the time to explain WHY I feel the way I do about our Korean and Vietnam  vets, I would like to extend that same Thanks and appreciation to ALL of them.

Not telling this story for kudos, or anything like that, NONE NEEDED or wanted. So please guys, dont respond or quote this.  But I learned something and maybe others can too.. Just a kinda selfless thing I did, (possibly me just trying to escape a solem almost depressing  service at the cementary ), expecting nothing in return,, but I dare say, I may have enjoyed it as much, if not more than he did.

These guys are out there everywhere. And alot of them feel forgotten. Take a few minutes sometime and say Thanks, before your only option is putting a flag on their grave.

Dont just say if off the cuff, or to pay lip service. A guy thanked me today with his back to me while typing on a computer. I just ignored what he said and didnt reply.

LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, AND MEAN IT.  Cause  ^ that^ sure as hell will mean something to them.

Sunday was planned on spur of the moment, not expecting a thing out of it. But boy did I get something out of it. Kinda hard to explain really.

I know its  the first Memorial Day in memory, that I didnt walk away feeling depressed. 😊

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: New Dem Ad?
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:06:31 PM »
Says video unavailable. Some pc crybaby turd musta whinned and got it  taken down.

Outdoors / Re: ..rain ? what rain ?..(sorta "outdoorsie.._
« on: May 11, 2019, 09:59:32 PM »
Bridge? Build some ramps on both sides and start jumping the ravine like Evel Kneivel!  :rocknroll2:

See Tango, I can solve just about any problem!  :wave1:

Just the good ol' boys
Never meanin' no harm
Beats all you never saw
Been in trouble with the law
Since the day they was born

My 1st thought was Catherine Bach in that VERY TINY red bikini.  "Straightning the curves" :afraid4: :thumbsup1:

"Flatning the hills,,,someday the mountain  might git em but the law never will "  :th_thicon_idea:

My 2nd thought was Waylon Jennings.  "Are you sure Hank done it this way " :rocknroll2:


Outdoors / Re: ..rain ? what rain ?..(sorta "outdoorsie.._
« on: May 11, 2019, 09:38:24 AM »
I seen a guy buy an old mobile home frame and make a bridge. Once set across the creek, he just put planks down. And YES,, before some smarty pants goes there, he DID TAKE THE WHEELS OFF.  Lol. 😁

It actually worked great, and was there 20 plus years before the planks rotted off it. It was regularly used by vehicles too.

Shooting SD auto pistols with open sights under 25 yards,,,

I have shot so much , controlled fire really shows no ill  effect. Im always spot on.

Now rapid fire & double taps may take a few rounds to get in the rhythm.  :th_thicon_idea:

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: ..will I get lucky, or not ?..
« on: May 04, 2019, 09:26:19 PM »

(and another thing..  the connections (nuts and bolts) to the battery terminals are metric, that's "ok" but one of 'em requires a #10 wrench while the other requires a #13 - wuzzup wid dat ?)

The threads should also be different. That so sum knuckle head CANT hook it up backasswards.  :th_thicon_idea:

Glad ya got err fixed.

My tach quit working @ 100 hours. They didnt tighten the cable up and it fell out of the gauge.
The seat bolts fell out, and bucket control lever also fell off because the bolts fell out.
My tractor dont seem to have much vibration.
Once I tighten things they stay without any loctite,,, so,,,,,

Seems Kubota maybe has an issue with people not tightening shit up,,,,like they are supposed to.
But thats been my only issue in 200 + hours.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Are you kidding me
« on: April 27, 2019, 01:07:18 PM »
Its komnifornia,, no surprise there.

They want the whole state carrying rainbow flags and free hypodermic needles and free drugs for all.

Well,, free to them anyway. Taxpayer funded.

That state has been totally nuts for better than 30 years.

There is a pretty thin line between a Veteran that served his country honorably, regardless, of circumstance,

and those who served  only themselves or committed outright treason against their fellow soldiers and or country.

Given the facts of their service,
I put kerry and mccain in the latter category.

They would never get any respect from this veteran. IMO, They dont deserve it . Both should have been court marshalled.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Snake on the Roof!
« on: April 27, 2019, 12:46:27 PM »
While I have never seen a cottonmouth in Pa, we have alot of copperheads and rattlers.

Here in northern PA,

The yellow diamondbacks are generally passive and will try and get away from you if given a choice. DOG DAYS, all bets are off. They will quietly lay still until you get too close, then they strike without warning.

The black timber rattlers and copperheads are  both aggresive as hell, and they will not only stand their ground, they will come after you in a heartbeat. And with the copperheads, there is no warning.
The black timber rattlers are downright mean SOB's. I had one attack the bulldozer I was on one day.  I watched him come at me for about 10 yards, and strike the side of the blade about a dozen times. He got plowed under.  :th_thicon_idea:

And its pretty incredible just how fast a snake can move,, IF it wants too.

I know where the know snake areas are around my country, and stay outta there.

No reason to go looking for trouble.

So when I do see them, they are mostly in a place they really dont belong, populated areas, etc.

I generally shoot on site.

I make sure the heads are blowed OFF. Because they can still strike for hours after they are dead.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Snake on the Roof!
« on: April 27, 2019, 10:40:30 AM »
Yup. I wouldnt care if that snake had a collar with jingle bells and Flowers on it.  It would be a DEAD snake.

You can take the snake out of the jungle, but you cant take the. jungle out of the snake.

Whoever the IDIOT was that ever allowed exotic animals anything, predator or not, be admitted into the USA, should be taken out and shot.

Nice shooting.  Pretty normal stuff for a CZ.  :thumbsup1:

Right from the clinton play book.  :facepalm:
She will be talking slave reparations next.

And their low IQ voting base will swallow it all AGAIN, for the umpteenth  time since the clintons rolled it out 30 years ago, and vote for the dnc.

While trump was campaigning in states like michigan, hilliary was in Ca hob knobing with movie stars and promising Ca free college, slave reparations, and sticking the taxpayer with all the college loans,, which last i read, 50% were in default anyway.

I hope it works out for warren as good as it did clinton.

Nothing new here.

I do like my new coffee pot, just in case anyone might be wondering!  :wave1:

I SUSPECT Axxes coffee pot is STILL workin fine.
HE said it shuts down after 15 or 20 miniutes.
 :thinker:  aint that how its supposed to work fer OLDSHEIMERS ?  :th_thicon_lol:

He just aint guzzling the pot in 15 minutes like he used to.
The pot didnt slow down,,,,HE DID.  :th_thicon_funny:

When my coffee pot slows down I put about  2cups of white vinegar threw it  and run it threw a coffee filter
to catch all the minerals and run it threw a second time.

Lmao,    THAT DIDNT TAKE LONG.  :facepalm:

Its komifornia. They could find a judge to ban girl scout cookies and legalize crack, All In the SAME ORDER,, ,,,no problem.  :th_nuts:

Gun News & Laws / Re: Gabby Gifford......
« on: April 21, 2019, 09:20:27 AM »

You know, Gabby! Gabby Gifford! She's famous for getting shot, and becoming a spokesperson for gun control laws, but she claims to be a gun owner.  :beatdown7:


Thanks fer the refesher course ole buddy,,,, , :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_lol:

But I STILL dont care one bit about her AND. her BIG LIBERAL mouth.     :scream3: :th_nuts:   :thumbsdown:

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: Mandatory Military Service?
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:38:55 PM »
Yeah. Nice 1st post newb.

How about YOU stop bundling programs like social security , unemployment benefits, and such into the same categorys like welfare, and the Free taxpayer handouts to reliefers and deadbeats

Unlike ALOT of deadbeats that are sucking SS dry for SSD that NEVER PAID A DIME IN,, people like me paid into SS for 45 years. Which meant I also paid into unemployment for 45 years.

Those programs were PAID FOR BY WORKING PEOPLE.

The fact dead beats who never paid a dime in can now get those benefits  was quite simply a LIBTARD idea since they already had welfare broke. They are robbing those blind who PAY THE BILLS, to ass kiss their voting base.

Just because a bunch of crooked politicians figured out a way to get their free loading base onto Social security disability does Not make social seurity a free handout. WE PAID FOR IT.
And by rights, it should belong to those that paid it only.

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