Bulldogs are closer to a hog than any dog I've ever lived with. They seem to always be making some nasty noise whether it comes from the mouth or anus, Seriously, this dog farts and belches exactly like a human except it's non-stop. Sounds like some dark web porn sound track while eating or drinking and if all of that is taken care of for the moment, it just follows me and cries to be petted. He cant run, walking speed is reverse and he's a stubborn bastard with a low center of gravity, a 70lb anchor. Definitely not a 'dog' by any definition I learned growing up. The one redeeming trait is the attitude he has since it's so mellow, yet manly.
Trump rally was held in my area last night, my wife and our oldest son went because it was a chance to see to see the president...how often does one get that chance. Plus my wife thinks he's great, she voted for him.
The whole thing sounded horrible. First it was raining most of the day. The venue where the rally was being held wasn't allowing parking, you had to go to another spot and wait for a shuttle to pick you up and transport you. I think they waited an hour. Then they got to the convention center and stood in the rain for another two hours, luckily they brought ponchos and umbrellas. Some 40,000 tickets were given out for free for a building that can only hold 7 or 8 thousand. I assume they oversold because they knew most of the people wouldn't show and they wanted to make sure the place was packed. Needless to say, 40,000 people did NOT show up. There were plenty of people but the place wasn
t packed by any means. While they were outside, people were butting in line all over the place, and when they opened the doors, the line meant nothing....people literally rushed the doors like it was black Friday. My wife said there were police there, but they did NOTHING about either the butting or the rush for the door when it opened.
Surprisingly, there were no protestors of any kind. She said it was pretty loud inside, louder than any concert she has been too. Trump spoke for an hour/hour and a half, and that was it. Then my wife and son had to wait another hour and a half for a shuttle to pick them up and take them back to their car. An hour and a half??? It's not like we live in a major metropolitan area NOR was this anywhere near a "rush hour". How long does it take to tell a bunch of dumbasses to get the fuck off and put that sucker in gear and make what should have been maybe a ten minute drive?
Anway....the whole thing for them started at four pm and they didn't get back home till one am.
Busing is always a pain for any irregular event. When we do the air show at Andrews AFB, they park us at Fed Ex Field a couple exits away, clear us there and then bus us over to Andrews. It sucks. After waiting 30 minutes to get through security and the line to get to the bus, we watched about an hour of the show on the beltway and an exit ramp in a non-air conditioned bus. And they had 2 years to plan that one...
Anyway, yeah. People suck, especially when they've been waiting for hours and the one President in recent history who actually loves his people is coming to speak to them...
I hate standing in line and I hate crowds, but I'd go to a Trump rally if it came to my area. But, the dems have pretty successfully turned VA purple and it's not really considered in play (though, if you believe the polls, Dave Brat is all tied up with his opponent, so *shrug*). Maybe for 2020?
I am upholding my long (shoot.. 20 year this year!) tradition of not voting. I registered when I turned 18, voted for some stupid mid-term in 1998 and then moved all over and never got re-registered or updated or whatever. I was VERY close to voting for Bush in 2000, but I had moved to Santa Barbara and couldn't figure out how to change my registration/etc.. after that.. ehhh. No point in voting in CA anyway.
NSa, I haven't voted for a few years myself. I just don't like the choices I've been given on either side. I keep hearing people say, "if you don't vote, you're STILL part of the problem!"
I'm sorry, but no, I'm not going to vote simply because I "have to" or "should" or it's my "civic obligation" or to "vote the lesser of two evils". That's simple horse shit. If I don't like either side WHY should I vote??? It's my vote, I'll let it count or I won't.
However....I will probably vote today, atleast against the bill they are trying to introduce to raise the minimum wage. Fuckers are trying to screw those of use over that have worked a decade+ to get where we are just to appease some special snowflakes who want McDonalds to be able to pay their child support and support their meth addiction.
Is that what happened? Trump was just standing there quietly for a bit when I started streaming it and then they started singing. The way he was acting and pointing, I figured he was waiting on protesters to be dragged out.
Dropshipbob Makes me laugh you thought we were against Trump. Hell, I'm surprised the site hasn't been #metoo'd with all the Trump support we spew.
Whew.. well that was a crazy fucking extended weekend..
First the shooting on Thursday right down the street. Then as we're all kind of processing that, a fire breaks out right over the hill from my work.
I was outside my work taking pictures, this area has burned a bit before, but it was getting really windy on Thursday.
My house is on the other side of all that, and there is 1 main road connecting my work to where I live. I was following the emergency scanner calls and all of a sudden everyone was saying the 101 freeway needed to be shut down JUST RIGHT NOW (!!). If that closed, I'd basically be stuck at work, so I told my work PEACE OUT I needed to leave (JUST RIGHT NOW).
It was a scary fucking drive. Everything was dark (scary!).. people were driving like assholes.. and as I got to the top of the grade I started to see really really dark smoke. As soon as I got to the top, traffic was stopped on the freeway. Here I am at the top of the hill, stuck, and fire is coming. I thought "This is how people die in movies.."
I finally got through and started my way down the hill.. look in the review mirror and FUCK. That was damn close. I was shaking.
Got home fine, and just watched the news. The fire came really close to my moms house and in-laws house, but was mostly done by that night. They did keep the freeway closed the next day (yay, no work).
However, ANOTHER fire started around the same time (#WoolseyFire).. and it burned like crazy overnight, jumping freeways and making its way through where I grew up (Agoura Hills/Malibu). By Friday afternoon it was almost at the sea, and I thought for sure my Dads house was gone. I heard emergency traffic about houses on fire on his street. Everything was closed so I couldn't get down there, we just had to wait and see.
Finally, the next morning we got some photos from some people who stayed to try and fight things.
My dad's house made it, barely. The neighbors around him didn't. Tons of properties on his street were toast. He had a rental house on Point Dume which was burned, but had insurance. My friends moms house also made it, she was in a trailer park named Seminole Springs (google it, was a disaster), and everything burned right up to her trailer, and hers survived. Insane.
Spectrum also died on Friday, and for 24 hours we didn't have TV/Internet/Cell coverage.. it was ungood.
Thankfully mostly everything and everyone is safe now.. but fuck what a weekend.
Do you believe in coincidences?
How many coincidences before it becomes mathematically impossible?
Expand your thinking.
>Amount of fires in CA past 12-months?
>Amount of fires in CA past 10-years?
>Date FED funding cut off from CA as result of violation(s) of Sanctuary State/City?
>CA budget cuts past 12-months re: Fire & Prevention?
>>Reduce/eliminate dry brush clean up?
>>Reduce/eliminate tree-line clean up?
>>Reduce/eliminate fire break installation(s)?
>>Reduce/eliminate chopper fly over(s) to target 'high exposure' areas?
>>Reduce/eliminate population areas exposure & fire break safety management?
>>Reduce/eliminate use of inmates [correction facilities] for Highway clean up and dry brush removal?
What is the primary purpose of declaring a State of Emergency?
What determines the size of the FED payment to a State that has declared a State of Emergency?
What is the current debt of CA?
The More You Know…
Glad you dodged that bullet! Your rearview shot is disturbing. Reminds me of the article I read about the guy who couldn't escape in his car, followed a fox down a hill, and stayed alive hiding in a creek for hours. Scary stuff.
Once is a disaster. But let's face it, when this kind of shit is an annual occurrence, that's mother nature's way of telling people to GTFO. It's like people who rebuild in Tornado Alley or in the flood plains of the Mississippi. At some point, people have to wise up and not inhabit these places.
Yeah.. one of the problems is they've gotten so adept at putting out small fires, that some of this area hasn't burned for 20 years or more. It's unpopulated, no one clears it out, and naturally it burns itself down every now and again.. but we've stopped that cycle.. so now when it does finally burn, it burns BIG.
The last couple of days they've had a full air assault going on.. and man does that kick the fires ass. See above, they had a C-130 dropping fire retardant today, as well as 2 DC-10 planes. They even had a 747 dropping shit the other day. Combine that with helicopters and they're able to tackle any new fires really quick. The problem is they didn't have everything mobilized the day this started. They really need to preemptively stage everything when they know a "wind event" is coming.. but I imagine that's expensive if a fire doesn't break out..
A couple of friends hiked back to do a wellness check on my friends moms cats.. and they went through a trailer park that was destroyed.. it was like Fallout or something. Not something you'd expect to see. It's so hopscotch though, taking some, but leaving others fine.
Saturday was 68 degrees and sunny, people running around shopping in shorts and tees. Today was the first official blizzard in 7yrs, dumping 6”-10” of snow and closed everything for tomorrow. KC weather has always been nuts, but this weekend takes the cake.
It's supposed to be 79° here today.. Thanksgiving was actually the first nice FALL day I'd seen this year. Was in the mid to low 60's, then it's been warming up. We actually got some (light) rain Wed night/Thurs morning.
Tagged another deer this morning. Two button bucks for the season so far. Two bullets, two kills . Not a fan of the gutting and butchering process though (luckily my wife does most of the tedious stuff), but definitely a fan of the meat.
Yeah, about the only time you'll see me kill an animal is a situation where I'll starve if I don't, I'll die if I don't defend myself from it, or mercy, and even all of those situations would be difficult. Heck, I feel bad killing NPC animals in RDR2. 🤭
I've never killed anything intentionally or knowingly...cept spiders...and flies...and mosquitoes. 🤬 them! Oh, and reluctantly, mice. I tried mutable methods of live capture, but they are incredibly evasive!
I'm with Eddie. I don't like killing animals. I grew up in the boonies, playing in the woods, shooting guns, etc. But I never wanted to shoot an animal. I always had the "it didn't do anything to me" attitude. Live and let live.
Even now, I only shoot coyotes that could threaten my cats or animals that are a major nuisance, i.e. eating all my bushes. And for those, I usually try to discourage with my pellet gun first.
The only animals I've killed with great joy were a flock of turkey buzzards that decided to hang out around my house. Those fuckers are creepy, shit everywhere, and their big claws can do major damage to your roof. I dropped about a dozen of those with impunity. But the worst is disposing of them. Their legs are covered in dried shit, they smell terrible, and they're creepy as hell, even when dead. I get some gloves, pick them up by the legs (how else?), and their wings spread wide (several feet). Ugh, it's disconcerting.
The only thing I kill now are brown recluse spiders, I let the rest hang out and eat what they want. It’s not that killing bothers me, just that I only kill threats now. Nothing wrong with killing for food, but my suburb ass doesn’t know any active hunters and I honestly have no desire to go freeze my ass off in the woods covered with deer piss especially when I can sit in my warm living room and watch my team’s running back hunt women.
I don't know their exact species or whether or not they're on the list, but I've been told by TWRA that you can kill any critter you want around your house if it's a nuisance and doing damage. Critters eating my bushes and tearing up my roof fall under that heading. It's not like I'm out hunting anything for sport. If I can shoot it from the back porch, I say game-on.
Same with Canadian geese. They're a big problem here, eating everything like locust and shitting everywhere, and I've been told by TWRA to drop one and leave it lying there to ward off the others. Haven't tried it yet, but I wouldn't let the migratory bird act deter me. Those are the biggest pest I know of, and I wouldn't feel bad if they were eradicated from the face of the earth.