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The Aries K? Tango, you must of had the one in the two million sold that didn't have issues. Transverse engine was fatally flawed as was the front wheel drive. Company I worked for in 80-81 had three in the motor pool that never made it past 15K. True they were probably drove hard and put up wet by my coworkers but damn they were noisy and at least The Ford Fairmont wagon 4 bangers the company had lasted 30K or so.
My dad had the Dodge version the Omni. It spent 9 months of the year he had it in the shop. Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth never recovered from that debacle.

No mention of the great 80's movies like Top Gun, Lethal Weapon, Predator, Batman, Poltergeist and a few others.

General Gun Discussion / Re: Wishful Thinking.
« on: Yesterday at 12:50:01 AM »
Yikes you guys are reading way to much into my post about why I don't carry my 5.7. Not wanting to lose it is one reason the other is I just don't shoot automatic pistols as well as a revolver. I found this out 50 years ago when I first entered the military. I learned to shoot the 1911 well enough to qualify but never felt comfortable with it.
Over the years I've shot some automatic pistols better than others but have always preferred revolvers. I rotate a Colt and a Ruger revolver out as my EDC as that is what I prefer. Not to say I don't like automatics as I have several. Some automatic handguns I buy because their is something a little different or they just appeal to me for one reason or another. My FN , PMR 30 in .22 WMR , AR 15 pistol in 300 Blackout and my CZ 50 .32 ACP and a couple of others fit that niche.
I recently bought a S&W Shield that I'm beginning to like. But I need to run another 500 rounds through it just to be certain it's all I want it to be.

AXXE were you a covert break dancer back in the day?  :th_thicon_funny:

I remember that Baby Jessica story very well. I had a friend that was a tool pusher for oil well in Midland and their company donated three diamond tipped drill bits at $75,000 a pop. No one asked they just drove down there and dropped them off.

I hate to say this but they left out the Michael Jackson/Thriller album, MTV video and the moon walking phenomenon. From 82 to 84 you couldn't go anywhere w/o hearing something off that album. After a couple of months I wanted to stick ice picks in my ears but still you can't deny 50 million in sales.

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / Re: The Party Is Over..........
« on: May 22, 2019, 06:01:16 PM »
One of the better reads on the subject. Love how MSN has a disclaimer at the beginning making sure you know that's not their opinion.
Trump drew a line in the sand today telling the left to put up or shut up. Start impeachment proceedings or go to work and do what you were elected to do.

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: ..yikes - ALMOST a disaster..
« on: May 22, 2019, 05:37:22 PM »
Dang Bill, too many times I've read about people working on their rural property having accidents like you describe but with a different outcome. Lesson learned. Be careful out there.

Introduce Yourself / Re: Moving from Michigan
« on: May 22, 2019, 05:29:45 PM »
A welcome shout out from Brazos county. In case you didn't know you can carry a handgun in your vehicle without a carry license as long as it's kept out of sight.

Tango, years ago we had a real fish market here. King crab leg clusters were $9. The large scallops were $5 a pound or close to that. My brother liked to blacken tuna steaks so we always picked up a couple of those. Once a month my brother and I would spend around $100 and split the bill. I'd throw some decent animal flesh on the grill and make a whole day of it with my extended family. Good times. Nowadays you have to take out a second mortgage to eat like that. 

I noticed a couple of years ago that Sam's sold king crab. Was :afraid4: sticker shock at the price. HEB usually has good deals on seafood but occasionally I'll catch a good sale. Bought two to a package medium lobster tails for ten buck last month. Their king crab is expensive though.

Yeah, getting the little meat they have in the tail is sometimes frustrating. Depending on size you have to peel 20-30 of them to get a decent amount. My HEB here sells bags of frozen tail meat. Not very big tails but great for salads or chowder.


Astros have been killing it, but stacking up injuries lately.
Boston at Houston this weekend. I hope the Major League BB Channel doesn't black out the game like they did this past weekend. It was on a Houston channel that's not part of my Dish package.

New avatar says it best.

This is one of my sons cop stories: Chuck built a ranch on Hwy 90 between Anderson and Navasota and named it Lone Wolf. Ten years or so ago when Hwy 6 between Navasota and College Station was being improved my sons department had a 4 year million dollar federal grant to monitor traffic (ie: run radar and give tickets) in the areas under construction where the speed limit dropped to 45 mph.This was considered off duty work and the grant paid for the officers time and vehicle maintenance. 
My son was pretty lenient giving drivers a cushion of 15 mph before he would make a stop. Other cops in his department weren't so nice. This one particular officer, who I know and worked with for many years, cut drivers very little slack. He stopped a King Ranch Ford P/U one afternoon and gave the guy a ticket for going 20 mph over. A few days later his boss got a call from the JP that processed the tickets and told him that the P/U driver was an assistant to Chuck and Chuck had called him asking for some help. The judge called my son's boss and asked him what he wanted to do about it. Son's boss said he wold leave it up to the officer that wrote the ticket. Officer declined and said the guy was a jerk during the traffic stop. Son's boss called the JP and said tell Chuck it ain't going to happen.
My son's boss and everyone else in the department then clocked out early and went home. They weren't going to wait around for Chuck to show up.

Everything above is true except the ending. :P

what shouts Summer food more than (chilled) Tomato Slices with a topping mix of Cucumber, Shrimp, Crab, Avocado and Red Onion - topped with a tasty Sauce

yup, I'll make it, mix it and put all in the fridge for tonight's dinner

give it a try, you'll like it
Tango, I was hoping you would try the crawfish as it's so much cheaper than king crab. I see it calls for 1/2 cup of lump crab. What would that be about two legs or claws? Also do you use any Tabasco or hot sauce as the original recipe calls for?

I also thought it was joke but the more I looked at the ingredients I got to thinking that sounds pretty dang good. Tango, I would guess that is served cold or at room temp.

Handguns and Revolvers / Re: Any HK fans?
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:28:43 AM »
Son carried a HK45 as a duty weapon for 15 years before going to a CZ SP 01 9mm with the hi cap mag last year. He bought it from a DPS Sergeant who had carried for some time. It's had some custom work done to the internals and trigger.

I don't have a pistol in 45 ACP as, truthfully, I have never been able to shoot that caliber well, or any large caliber automatic. My son's HK is without a doubt the best 45 ACP I have ever shot. I couldn't believe how accurate I was with it. Thought about buying one for my self and rented one at the range but the stock model just wasn't the same. Nice gun though and expensive.

If we have a meet this fall I have to remember to bring it along and you can judge for yourself.

My wife's scratch spaghetti with large Italian sausage meat balls, peppers and mushrooms.  :jumping:

6 days w/o rain here is the longest stretch since January. Looking at the radar now it looks like the heavy stuff will track north of us but as the day heats up you never know.

I want to add one more thing. My LEO son came over tonight and I ran the subject of no knock warrant past him. He's, like me, is not a big fan especially for narcotics.
He also told me that he knew the deputy who was killed and that he was a large person. Probably 6'3 and close to 300 lbs. He hit the trailer door twice and was just stepping inside when he was hit with a .308 round in the forehead.

I see the need for no knock warrants under certain circumstances but have no love for them personally. I've read to many horror stories over the years of no knocks going wrong and like the above to many things can go wrong. Five years ago, and Ship probably remembers this, a Sergeant with the Burleson County Sheriff's Dept. served a no knock warrant on a rural mobile home outside of Snook.

From the Washington Post of all places:
"Last December 19th, nine of the 10 members of the Burleson County Sheriff’s Department staged a raid on the rural home of Henry Magee. An informant had told Deputy Adam Sowders that Magee was running a major marijuana grow. They’d find 12-14 plants, all over six fee tall, the informant said. Magee also had, according to the informant, a vicious dog and several guns, one of which had been stolen from the Burleson County Sheriff’s Department.

By the time the raid was over, Deputy Adam Sowder was dead. Magee shot him as Sowder and his fellow deputies attempted to force their way into Magee’s home.  Magee was arrested and charged with capital murder — the knowing and intentional killing of a police officer.

A subsequent search of Magee’s home by the Texas Rangers didn’t turn up any six foot pot plants. According to Dick DeGuerin, the well-known criminal defense attorney who took Magee’s case shortly after the raid, the police found two plants about six inches tall, less than an ounce of dried marijuana,  and several seedlings. According to DeGuerin, Magee had four guns in his home, all of them legal, three of which were locked in a safe at the time of the raid. They also didn’t find the gun the informant claimed Magee had stolen. DeGuerrin says Magee’s allegedly vicious dog barked, but never attacked, even when the officers had Magee cuffed and on the ground."

I didn't know the deputy that was killed but several of the deputies I worked with at the time did and they were pretty upset. The local media said that the raid was conducted by a "SWAT" team when, truthfully, it was just a team of deputies (nine of the ten deputies in the department) assembled and briefed by the Sergeant for the purpose of the raid and although the Post story doesn't state it I am fairly certain there was also five pounds of weed found in the mobile home.

I can see no knocks being issued for people suspected of violent felonies like kidnapping or armed robbery suspects but for marijuana? I don't think so. Catch the guy getting into his car or out on the road on his way to work or something. Anyway the suspect was charged with capital murder and drug possession. No billed by the grand jury on the capital murder charge and served 18 months for marijuana possession. A deputy was killed based on erroneous or fabricated evidence from some low life snitch. There is just no sense in that. None. Since then I don't think a no knock warrant has been issued by any local magistrate and there are several states and municipalities that do not allow them at all.

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