Monday, April 27, 2009

I'll drive it until we have no gas.


My dad was a GM man all his life. I have been a GM owner ever since I was old enough to buy my own cars and trucks. I believe if every person who worked for GM would buy a GM product they would still be number one.
I've heard all the arguments-bad products,shitty service,foreign cars better, foreign cars cheaper, your right to choice. In the end when your job is gone tell me about all the bad shit GM did.
If you work for the company all of the above complaints is YOUR fault. It's your responsibility to build a quality product. One YOU can drive with pride. There is an old saying in the car business that says "The salesman sells the car-The service department sells all the rest"
I guess I just feel sad that GM may go away. My 1964 Corvette looks just as good as the day it was built, and has given me over 100,000 miles of trouble free service. My latest 2002 Silverado 1500 has 70,000 hard miles on it, and is going strong. My 2004 Chevy van camper only has 16,000 on it, and it did need an alternator right after the warranty expired. But then it sets a lot. I'll drive Chevies until I die, but I'll be sad if the only ones I can find are used.
See ya

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The year 1959

I was so lucky to have grown up in the 50's. We lived on 5 acres, at the end of a dirt road. No neighbor had less than 5 acres, and their houses were not seen unless it was winter. We walked to school, or rode our bicycles if we were lucky enough to have one. Our play grounds were the woods, a sandlot baseball field, or a neighbors yard. We had fathers, uncles,neighbors, that took us hunting and fishing. Everybody knew everybody. Some had troubles-neighbors helped.
I thumbed my way back and forth to the summer job at the golf course which I started at age 9.

Life had a slower pace then. Family dinner every night included all members of the family. Sunday dinners was spent at Grand parents houses. My first car at age 16 in 1959 was a 1947 Plymouth business coupe. Cost $25.00. Life was good. I miss those times.

Well at least today I have the 5 acres back. Florida may not be Michigan, but at least I don't have to shovel snow. It's nice to take a lawn chair, set out in the woods and watch the sun come up with a cup of coffee in hand, listening to mother nature. Going to build a little shack in the middle so I can escape this crazy world we live in today from time to time to regain my sanity, and just to get out of the noise.






In 1959 the USA looked like this:


1. Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.01%



2. Average Cost of new house $12,400.0019.



3. Average Yearly Wages $5,010.00



4. Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents



5. Average Cost of a new car $2,200.00



6. Movie Ticket $1.00



7. Loaf of Bread 20 cents



8. Kodak Movie camera $67.50



9. Ladies Stockings $1.00



10. The year I graduated from high school.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The DHS goes beyond belief-I want to puke

As a veteran that served my country,paid my taxes, married and raised a family,owned a business that helped to support 5 families,voted every year, and loves his country WHY does homeland security see a veteran as a threat?

Police are instructed to pay special attention to returning war veterans claiming they are likely to join anti-government terrorist groups or become "lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks". The new regime's abiding contempt for the military is hardly new. This smear is calculated to keep their combat skills and associated expertise from diffusing into the general society, the warning is only incidentally directed at veterans. Depicting veterans as dangerous nut jobs—the 'likely to join terrorist groups.

Did they not bleed and die fighting terrorist groups? I just feel sick sick sick that any American would think let alone say something like that. What kind of idiots are now running(ruining) our country.

Get angry people. Get very angry. Vote every incumbant at every election out of office. Get involved, do your research, lets take our country back. Political correctness has stolen our freedom to say what we think. Bullshit-"wrong" kind of talk makes me a domestic terrorist? Tell that to me,my dad, or my son and we will kick your ass!

God bless every veteran.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

GOD BLESS TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everybody needs to check out the post on Keep It Simple Survival. Governor Perry has fired the first shot. He tells it like it should be. I hope the rest of the states pay close attention.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 15th-Buy a gun day

It's all over the Internet-April 15Th buy a gun day. Me I figure any day is a good day to buy a gun. However lets add a few things. Like today is the day I educate a new gun owner about safety. Colonel Cooper's four rules:

1. All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.

2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy. (For those who insist that this particular gun is unloaded, see Rule 1.)


3. Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target. This is the Golden Rule. Its violation is directly responsible for about 60 percent of inadvertent discharges.


4. Identify your target, and what is behind it. Never shoot at anything that you have not positively identified.

Next: Lets try some dry fires,breathing control, sight pictures, proper stances,strong hand holding,weak hand holding,two hand grips, flinching. Damn there seems to be a lot to this gun shit. If you are going to own one train with it dammit! Before you buy that gun join the NRA. Get to know everything there is about a weapon before the first round is fired.

Do your research. My 22 year old granddaughter is 5' and weighs 105 pounds. She can't even lift my 50 caliber rifle let alone use it. She will shoot in the 10 ring all day with her Smith & Wesson 38 special 642.

Take that new shooter to the range. No matter what their choice of weapons was that they purchased, if they never shot before let them use one of your 22's. Let him get used to the smell of gun powder, the surrounding bangs of the other lanes. Let him or her feel the thrill of that first 10 ring shot. Once the 22 is comfortable move up a caliber. That 38 is only slightly bigger. Make it enjoyable.

When done for the day take him or her home with you. Show them how to disassemble and clean the weapons. Hopefully we will have added not only a new shooter, but one who will become a safe life time shooter.

And yes tomorrow will be: My hand wrapped around my new Para PDA, and of course in .45ACP

See ya

Friday, April 3, 2009

LAZY GUN OWNERS GET OFF YOUR ASS!

As you probably can see I am PISSED. All gun owners say they support the second amendment. You all have more than one firearm? Have plenty of ammo? Go to the range every chance you can? Subscribe to a few gun mags? Bitch about king obamma wanting to take your guns? Well assholes how about doing something about it? That's right I said ASSHOLES! LAZY CHEAP ASSHOLES at that.

The NRA has 4 million members. 4 MILLION, but there are 100 MILLION gun owners. DID YOU HEAR ME? I SAID DID YOU HEAR ME? Do you realize the power of 100 million people.
4 million proud to be members of the NRA are doing YOUR job. It's time the rest of you get off your lazy ass and join us! WAKE up people-if is was not for the NRA your guns would have been gone now. Now is the time for action. JOIN THE NRA TODAY!!!!

If they say give up your guns & 100 million say I don't think so, what would they do then? Come on people I'm begging you please stand together! If you do nothing and I live to see my guns taken away I'll hunt every one of you down and beat your ass.

Damn I'm wired this morning-must be the 5 cups of coffee. Again JOIN THE NRA!!!!!

See ya

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Could not spend any money

Curses foiled again-What kind of gun shows have NO ammo? Add insult to injury-NO primers.
Ha Ha I don't need any-but I would have bought at least $1,000.00 worth if available. I'm glad people are waking up,and stocking up. The prices may be going up, but I'm happy to give a profit to the manufacturing companies for these products.

Firearms have gone up in price! I must have been a sleep, can't remember a Colt Python going for $1,200.00, or a 1911 for $1,500.00. Did see a few Smith & Wesson 38 specials for under $500.00 new.

I arrived about 20 minutes before the opening time on the first day only to find at least 100 people already in line. Relaxed in the truck, finished my morning coffee & cigarette. Second day was more of the same. Lots of people, and lots of buyers.

After the show my son-in-law and I stopped at one of the local gun shops, and found the prices to be very close to the show prices. Have to keep them honest you know. And no they did not have any ammo either. The next show in our area is at the end of the month-will try again.

The weekend was not a total bust. Now I still have that thousand to spend on food stock, or can put toward the well drilling. Still trying to find a local to do it near the homestead. I have a few in my area but a four hour drive one way does not interest them. One would think at least one would give me a quote. Maybe I should buy a well drilling truck, and learn a new trade. Start a new job at 68.

See ya