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i'm with you. He was hemorrhaging viewers in his prime time slot and was moved to his early afternoon spot after his anti Trump bias came clear. He always seemed prissy to me and that was before he came out of the closet. No doubt he'll join his fellow sodomites on CNN or MSNBC where he will be welcomed with open arms. Probably in the spring when election fever starts ramping up.

I hope Cavuto follows him out the door.

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Another truck
« on: October 08, 2019, 09:11:13 PM »
The little knobs on the info center is for what is called a radio. The wide slot below it is for your Johnny Cash
CeeDee. :th_thicon_lol:

Seriously I haven't used half the gizmo tech stuff in my Genesis and I'll have it four years this February. The owners manual for the info/entertainment system is 500 pages. 500 freaking pages. When I figured out how to set the radio to my favorite AM station, set the cruise control, clock, seats and mirrors I was good to go. Son and grandson get on me for not using the voice activation controls.
A few months after I bought it I was on the highway driving to Austin, in the rain, when a warning light came on and my speed dropped from 70 to 50. Pulled off in a store parking lot and opened the owners manual to find out what the warning light was. Freaking safety feature telling me I was driving to fast for conditions and automatically reduced my speed. WTF! Took me ten minutes to figure out how to turn that off.

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Another truck
« on: October 06, 2019, 06:28:16 PM »
That's great. Nothing like finding a new ride that has all the options you were looking for.
I've stepped up my game looking for a new to me Corvette. With the new mid engine vette out the market for previously owned has been on the rise. Usually I can find maybe three or four vette's that meet my particulars when I search but this morning I found 12 that caught my eye and the prices are slowly dropping. Going to wait a few months and see how things pan out.

General Gun Discussion / What would you do?
« on: October 02, 2019, 07:12:04 PM »
I had a "discussion" on another forum awhile back concerning confronting thieves caught trespassing on your property or found in the act of stealing something of value from you. I'm not talking about someone cutting across your lawn I'm talking about someone that ignores "no trespassing" signs and climbs a fence in order to attempt entry into your house or garage or steal property. Another scenario would be finding an unknown person or persons attempting to burglarize your vehicle, day or night, parked in the driveway, on the street in front your house or in your garage.
I was criticized and chastised by several people for saying I would arm myself and confront the problem. Was told that I should dial 911 and wait for the police. That no self defense instructor would recommend arming yourself and confronting unknown persons committing a crime on your property. This was a firearm enthusiasts forum if you can believe that.
This is not something I look forward to doing but I'll be damned if I'll let some meth head enter my life and steal from me. Hiding in my house waiting for the cops while my property walks off isn't in my DNA. I'm not some tough guy wanting an armed confrontation I just made up my mind many years ago not to let this happen to me or my family if I can help it. If someone defeats a lock and/or ignores signs, fences, security lights and cameras my German Shepard goes first and I'll be following close behind. Firearm in hand.
So what say you. Thoughts or feedback welcome.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: TV Worth Watching?
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:00:04 PM »
Tango, have you watched The Accountant with Ben Affleck? If so what did you think? I found it to be surprisingly entertaining.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: What Up For Dinner Tonight?
« on: September 27, 2019, 08:33:36 PM »
Friday night is usually pot luck at my place. For me it was bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on toast with a side of corn chowder sprinkled with Frank's hot sauce. Shiner bock to finish it off.


Yes I know Alexander Arms custom builds AR's in the .50 Beowulf caliber but I would bet she didn't know that.

Stay out of Chicago?

Seriously IMO the article isn't very well written. After surrendering his property, probably his wallet and phone, did the guy with the CC permit wait until the street punks came out of the barbershop and start shooting or did he go inside after them? Waiting outside in a covered position to engage them when they came out would seem like a better option than going John Wick and entering the barbershop for the final option.
I don't know what I would have done but I would be doubly pissed if someone robbed me and then stayed in the area to rob and shoot other people. If I thought I could get an edge on the punks I might have, maybe, considered getting my property back but if the odds didn't favor it I would back off. Now if they entered the barbershop and started shooting people I don't know if I could stay out of that.

Tech Zone / Re: ..Wyze (security) Cameras..
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:47:02 PM »

also my Wife gets in from Sydney manana and she's got the Wyze app on her IPad, so I'll remind her and she'll be able to "see all" while she's on her layovers (Munich, by the way, in October) - I'll set 'em up where she can see where both the Dogs and I "hang out"

Went to Octoberfest in '75 and '76. Had a buddy that was stationed at Bad Tolz and he had a place about 30 minutes from Munich. Good times had by all. Wouldn't even entertain the thought of going now.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: TV Worth Watching?
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:32:40 PM »
recorded the movie "John Wick" a while back and started watching it early this morning

have seen it before, but everything on tv absolutely sucks - so

my opinion of it is that it's like an animated comic book, complete unbelievable b.s. - we need more action movies like the original God Father
Have you watched Hell or High Water with Jeff Bridges as a modern day about to retire Texas Ranger chasing two brothers who are serial bank robbers? Filmed on location in small towns in and around the Texas panhandle. Great story with realistic gun play. Highly recommend.

I also like gangster flicks. Martin Scorsese is coming out with his next gangster flick The Irishman this Thanksgiving weekend. De Niro plays a mob hitman that gets involved with the Hoffa disappearance. Hate De Niro and his liberal crap but when he teams up with Scorsese it's usually a good bet.

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Did the hydro plane yesterday
« on: September 20, 2019, 06:04:16 PM »
yeah, ya sorta walked into that one..... :th_thicon_lol:
Nah, I'm Psychic

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Did the hydro plane yesterday
« on: September 20, 2019, 03:39:09 PM »
so, in a way, it's similar to a Red Light Camera
When I was typing that I thought you would come back with a red light camera reference.  :th_thicon_funny: :th_thicon_funny:

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Did the hydro plane yesterday
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:54:50 PM »

"..My Genesis never died.."

so, is "Genesis" another name for some of your clothes-covered body parts ?

(phew, lucky lucky lucky)

I'm curious tho, why do you have a "dash camera" ?  did it come with the car or did you put it in ?
I live in a town with thousands of young inexperienced drivers and have had many a close call with inattentive young adults. On a couple of automotive forums I frequent members post dash cam videos of their close calls and accidents where they were able to prove, sometimes after being sued, that the other driver was at fault and that got me to thinking.
I also like "gadgets". So last year, for less than $60, I bought the camera and sim card on Amazon. Had it
installed in less than 10 minutes. The camera comes on when and I start the car and I have it programmed to record on a three minute loop on high resolution. After the initial set up everything is controlled through an app on my I phone. Just save the video to my phone if I need it.

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Re: Did the hydro plane yesterday
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:16:54 PM »
I was very lucky. If I hadn't slowed down I probably would have flipped when I first when off the road. Lucky there was a slight embankment going up to the highway which caused car to stop. Lucky that it happened in about a 20 yard space between a telephone pole and concrete culvert. Lucky that we had been w/o rain for so long that the area was still fairly dry. I bet in another ten minutes there would be no way I could have gotten out w/o a tow.

Can't open that site .
Probably a good thing. You would die laughing when you read Senor O'Rourke attempting to justify his position and then dropping the F bombs when he gets called out.

Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Atvs / Did the hydro plane yesterday
« on: September 19, 2019, 06:12:49 PM »
There was rain all around us when I went out to run some errands yesterday afternoon and the weather radar showed everything was east of College Station. Skies opened up when I was on my way to Academy. Got off the highway onto the south feeder, for those familiar with the area this was right in front of Central Park, slowed to about fifty MPH and noticed water pooled in the road ahead. Slowed a little more before I hit the water and the next thing I know my ass end came around, went down the embankment backwards then straightened out and then hit the slight up rise to the highway where I stopped with a big thud. Another 10 feet and i would have entered the highway driver side to traffic.
My Genesis never died. No warning lights or audible alarms. Put it in reverse and backed on up the embankment to the road w/o a problem. Stopped in the Academy parking lot. No body damage no fluid leaks. Lots of grass in the spokes and grill. Runs fine. Lucky.
My dash cam video shows the whole episode from me leaving the road to stopping took a little over three seconds. The only thing audible on the video was me saying "damn" when I stopped. Been driving 50 + years and had that happen once before abut 30 years ago. Be safe out there.

General Gun Discussion / Beto the fake Mexican holds an open forum on Reddit
« on: September 19, 2019, 05:19:49 PM »
And the questions & comments concerning firearms are brutal.

Gun News & Laws / Colt "temporarily" suspends AR 15 production
« on: September 19, 2019, 02:14:56 PM »

I'm actually surprised by this move and call BS on this statement:

"Veilleux said in the statement the company remains committed to the Second Amendment and is adapting to consumer demand."

I do wonder what Colt's overall profit's from the sale of civilian AR 15's actually are? I realize most of their AR profits are from military contracts but the civilian market must account for something. I'm fairly confident that other manufacturers will be more than happy to pick up some extra business.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Re: Living under a rock lately?
« on: September 17, 2019, 05:33:12 PM »
The weather heads here started talking about it last Thursday. If it developed, which we now Know it did TS Imelda now, they were predicting it to hit anywhere from the  Tx/LA border to Corpus. Landed in Freeport just awhile ago and is headed straight up I 45.

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