By The Right Scoop


A little something different for today’s open thread. Even if you aren’t a Doctor Who fan, you should enjoy this interview:

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  • Watchman74

    Who doesn’t love a red head.

    • Watchman74

      I should add unless it’s Kathy Griffin.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        But we don’t know if she’s a true red head, so you might be ok in your observation. LOL!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002339637719 Jon Smith

          or a true women…

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      You’re just trying to insulate yourself from the great, ginger backlash.

  • http://twitter.com/Professor_Why Professor Why

    LOL! I absolutely ADORE her… :) This clip looks a bit old, but eh, any Karen Gillan is GOOD Karen Gillan… ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Arey-III/100001713622116 Donald Arey III

    I’m making this tonight. I highly recommend watching this video and trying the recipe out on your own. It’s simple if you follow the directions, reasonably cheap, and utterly awesome if you like pork tenderloins.

    http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2010/12/pork-tenderloin-diablo-devil-is-in.html

    Viva la open thread!

    • 911Infidel

      Man that looks mighty tasty. And just in time for Rama-danga-ding-dong too. Yum yum. Pork: Its what’s for dinner.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donald-Arey-III/100001713622116 Donald Arey III

        I slightly overcooked it because I let it get to room temperature, sigh. I had frozen it and let it sit out on the counter to thaw, but I should have cooled it again. Still, it was delicious and still fork-tender.

        /pats myself on the back

        That guy’s blog is full of great recipes.

        • 911Infidel

          I love pork and am always in the market for good recipes. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for the link.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Thanks Donald- it does look delicious!

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        lol. Just give me my bacon and I’m happy.

        • 911Infidel

          Yeppirs. Bacon is the other tasty white meat. Muslims have no clue what they’re missing. What God has created is good. As it says in Acts 10:15 ” Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” So we should diss Islam like the Satanic disease it is, by celebrating Rama-danga-ding-dong with lots of pork, beer/wine, etc., to show a proper contempt for the pimp daddy god and his false Jesus… Mo.

          • librtifirst

            Love the rebellious nature of that post.

            • 911Infidel

              Thanks. It’s my gesture of contempt to the genocidal lunatics.

        • GreenBeretWay

          Want a side of GREEN eggs to go with that bacon?

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            Believe it or not, I have had Green eggs lol. A couple of my hens laid green eggs ;-) I’ve missed you my friend! I breathed a sigh of relief the other day when I saw you had liked some comments, knowing you were back.

  • 911Infidel

    Cute Chick: Duh

    Horney host flirting dude: Could you hike your dress up a little higher lass?

    That about sums it up for me.

  • librtifirst

    I love the enthusiastic, borderline insanity, comedy.

  • BrianusBerkleianus

    Good afternoon, Everyone!!

    I have been thinking for a few days about the VP “poll” for Mitt Romney that Bill O’Reilly conducted earlier this week on his Fox show “The Factor.”

    As many of you may remember, Marco Rubio got about 63% of the “vote” for Mitt’s Veep; Sarah got 7%.

    Now, I must first say that, while I have no window into BOR’s soul, I suspect that he has a MASSIVE EGO, and loves his ratings more than just about anything.

    Further, IMHO, he has never forgiven the Governor for calling him out some months ago for constantly INTERRUPTING her during an interview!!

    Therefore, it is my opinion that this was a dishonest “poll,” one that was designed to make Sarah look bad:

    First of all, many of Sarah’s most ardent supporters no longer watch “The Factor,” or never did.

    Second, many of her supporters believe that she IS NOBODY’S VP: She should be at the TOP of the ticket! Therefore, they would NEVER vote for her in a poll as Mitt Romney’s Vice-President!!

    However, it was made to APPEAR that Marco Rubio is almost TEN times as popular as Sarah (63% to 7%).

    APPEARANCE OVER REALITY: Typical of enemy operations!

    Folks, if Rubio is more popular and more powerful and more influential with American patriots than Sarah Palin, if he is LOVED more than the Governor …

    … then I am a better QB than Peyton Manning!!

    Anyway, the more the Establishment uses tricks and lies and misinformation to attack Sarah, the more we love her and stand by her!!!

    DEO VOLENTE, SARAH 2012!!!!

    Brianus

    • nibblesyble

      right on!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, nibblesyble!

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      Ditto on what nibblesister said!

      • BrianusBerkleianus

        Thanks, AmericanborninCanada!!

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      I can’t imagine O’Reilly’s show has a very large audience of “regulars” that include many Palin supporters. Most of us regulars here never watch Fox very often. We have Scoop doing the hard work of finding the Fox news bits worth our time!

      I think the test is, have Rubio speak in Orlando, and have Palin speak in some remote corner of the Midwest, and whoever draws the bigger audience wins. That way, Rubio has a fighting chance.

    • librtifirst

      I like your devotion to Sarah, but isn’t Rubio disqualified from being prez? VP being second in line, wouldn’t that disqualify him from being VP? If so, are republicans going to allow a republican usurpation of the constitution that mirrors Obama’s disrespect of the rule of law?

  • Sober_Thinking

    Craig is my favorite late night guy… saw him live in concert – very funny and enjoyable. He is solidly moderate and gay-friendly… but he loves America and freedom. He’s delightful.

  • http://www.paulbeyer.blogspot.com/ Paul Beyer

    She is hot and awesome in Dr. Who. Too bad she is leaving the show this season.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    Makes me want to visit Scotland.

    • librtifirst

      I just watched Braveheart for the first time. I thought I had seen it before, but apparently not. That movie made me want to see Scotland. This girl did have a quaint innocence about her.

  • kong1967

    This post is about tort reform…..

    Netflix is being sued for $9 million, supposedly for violating privacy rights of users. They were keeping track of what movies everyone watches and I guess that’s a “no no”. Come on, they use the records to try to line up your home page with the types of movies you like to watch. I like it, and it seems rather absurd to sue someone over privacy over something ike this. They don’t have any skanky or pornographic movies, so what are people upset about?

    Now for the rest of the story. I don’t think users are upset. It’s the lawyers. Out of that $9 million the so-called victims (including me) get a $30,000 share. The rest goes to the lawyers ($2.5 million) and court approved non-profit organizations, institutions or programs.

    We have got to visit tort reform!! I am so sick and tired of lawyers stealing money supposedly for victims that don’t get jack crap. I had another chance to be part of a lawsuit against the tobacco organizations (can’t remember which one). The lawsuit was for millions, my share would have been less than $2 (yes, that’s a TWO!), and I would have to provide receipts for the last two years of purchases. Are you freaking kidding me? These lawsuits have to stopped. Lawyers are abusing the system and using supposed victims to get rich. It’s criminal in my opinion.

    • Orangeone

      And what’s with the liberal courts awarding some of the damages to nonprofit organizations, institutions and programs? They weren’t harmed and the $$ will likely flow to organizations like ACORN.

      • kong1967

        I dont’ know, but that’s exactly what I thought. I got the notification in my email, and I wish I knew how to show it to you. But this is what it says…

        “What does the Settlement provide?

        Netflix has agreed to change its data retention practices so that it separates (known as “decoupling”) Entertainment Content Viewing History (that is, movies and TV shows that someone watched) from identification information for those subscribers who have not been a Netflix subscriber for at least 365 days, with some exceptions.

        In addition, Netflix will pay $9 million into a Settlement Fund to:
        • Make donations to Court-approved not-for-profit organizations, institutions, or programs.
        • Pay notice and settlement administration expenses.
        • Pay attorneys’ fees of up to 25% or $2.25 million of the Settlement Fund, plus up to $25,000 in expenses.
        • Pay a total incentive award of $30,000 to the Named Plaintiffs.

        Proposals from potential donation recipients will be sought, and, after consideration, recommendations will be made to the Court. A list of the proposed donation recipients will be posted on the website.”

        This is a bulls*** scam if you ask me.

        • librtifirst

          Maybe next, we will be getting a rate hike. Arggghhh.

          • kong1967

            Ah, so you use Netflix, too. It’s only $8 a month so I’m not sweating it. Unless it goes up to $20 a month, lol.

            • librtifirst

              I might pay $10, but not $20. It isn’t worth it. It is good for an occasional movie or tv series, but the good stuff is mail order, and I won’t pay for it. It is convenient though.

              • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                Yep. Amazon has them beat right now, anyway, because Amazon lets you watch everything. Netflix and Hulu both have a history of only letting you view certain items for a short while. (For example, one time I was working my way through all the James Bond movies, in order, at NetFlix (online, that is), and after only two movies, suddenly the only way you could watch any of the Bond movies was by ordering the DVD by mail.)

                • librtifirst

                  I wonder if that is just their way of getting more money. Do they track what you watch, then cut it off on people individually? Who knows? I might just check out Amazon. I like watching series, like the Stargates and such, so I started just buying them. Thanks.

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  I think Amazon has more clout with the contract they’ve made with the big movie houses or something. Maybe Netflix has to get approval to run certain things as streaming video (I’m guessing here). I often think I’ll buy some series on DVD. But I never do it. I guess I’m afraid I’ll actually sit through them all!

                • kong1967

                  I didn’t know amazon had streaming movies instant download. My niece recommended Hulu because it’s free…she says. If it’s free there’s definitely not going to be the movies I’m looking for unless it’s illegal, lol.

                  I’ll see if I can find Amazon.

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  Hulu is free unless you pay for a premium account. The “free” stuff means you are stuck watching commercials. Usually the commercials are very short. Unfortunately, you end up watching the same commercials over and over, and you can’t fast forward thru ‘em.

                  Back when Hulu just got going, I managed to watch the entire Highlander series (the TV show starring Adrian Paul) over about an 8 month period. That was pretty cool.

                • kong1967

                  I’m going to check out both Hulu and Amazon. I have to get away from Netflix. The movie choices are too limited.

                • 3seven77

                  Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos just gave $2.5 to the pro-gay marriage cause here in Washington state. I *used* to buy from Amazon. Not any more.

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  Well that sucks, but at least he’s not as bad as some big money morons.

              • kong1967

                I know, and it’s BS. If I’m in the mood to watch a movie I want to watch it now….not three days from now after they mail it to me.

                I don’t understand why they mail them instead of letting us get them instant download and just pay for the movie right there.

                • librtifirst

                  Exactly. I usually don’t know if I will even have the time three days from now. I don’t like to “hurry up and watch a movie”.

        • Orangeone

          This is lawyers at their best.  They get paid, nonprofits approved by the Court get paid and the victims get a token for being used by the lawyers.

          • kong1967

            Lol, that was perfectly stated.

    • c4pfan

      Is it one person or a class action law suit?

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      So, what are they going to go after Amazon, Kindle and other e book thingies because they’re keeping track of what people read, how often, what they write in margins, what they underline, what parts they read fast etc. What a pile of crap.

      • kong1967

        Lol, they’ll sue anyone who has money they want. Why join the mob when you can just become a Democrat politician or a tort lawyer…..or both as many are.

        I guess it’s a tort lawyer that handles class action lawsuits , isn’t it?

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Too right. Unfortunately, most of the congressmen and women are lawyers.

      I like this site: http://overlawyered.com , they are a spinoff site from Cato.

      • kong1967

        Doctors become Republican and tort lawyers become Democrats….in general.

        I bookmarked that site you linked to. Looks interesting.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          I think Hugh Hewet used to interview someone from that site regularly. He did a whole show about lawsuit abuse and terrible, overburdening legal restrictions every year or so.

  • 911Infidel

    The Marines just made a great choice in sidearms. The best damn military sidearm that was ever made IMO. There is a mistake in the article lets see if anyone else notices it.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/28/marines-pay-22m-to-go-back-to-their-old-guns-colt-45-caliber-pistols/?intcmp=trending

    • librtifirst

      I must have missed it. I ended up going with the Glock 21, but looked into the 1911 style handgun. Some said that they have a lot of parts, and therefor wouldn’t be as dependable. I went with the Glock because of its espoused dependability. I like the 45ACP round though. They seem to have good accuracy at further distances than the nine, not to mention more energy. I have settled with loading my 45s with a 200 grain JHP bullet. The accuracy and penetration seem to be the best.

      • 911Infidel

        I carried a .45 in the military for a short time and also carried it on guard duty in addition to the riot shotgun and also an M-16, depending on what guard post I got stuck on. That means I had to qualify with it even though my service weapon was either an M-16A1 or a .203 . I can tell you from the many interviews that I have done with veterans going back to WWII that when you fight in close combat with the enemy, the .45 is a deadly killer. Hit a man in the chest with a .45 and he is not getting back up. The 9mm is nowhere near as potent a weapon as the .45 1911 is.

        Oh and I found the M1911 to be easy to take apart; so much so that I used to teach the newbees in weapons platoon how to tear it down and clean it properly.

        The Marines made a wise choice. Oorah to them.

        • librtifirst

          We are talking special forces here, so these guys will know their weapon well, and keep it in good working order. It carries less rounds than the GK 21, but when using in a special forces type situation, and being qualified on the weapon, it probably doesn’t matter as much. I can’t say that I am that proficient with the weapon, so I like the 13 rounds. I haven’t trained for combat with it either.

          I know what you are saying about the nine. I traded one off and replaced it with the 45. I still shoot 9mm, but for fun through a Kel Tec sub 2000. It makes a good survival pack rifle as well.

          I would love to shoot a 1911, at least for comparison.

          Edit: The article used the words “special ops” not special forces.

          • 911Infidel

            I like the Ruger .308 for CC. For target practice I like the .22 match pistol. For true killing power at close range…say inside a house against an intruder… the 1911 would ensure that the state wouldn’t be wasting taxpayer monies to house and feed another human defect.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

              I have one of these – always on my ankle

              Only 1 lb. fully loaded – takes a .357 load

              BUT you may lose your wrist

              They call it a bathrobe gun

              The flash alone would “scare the poop from any perp”

              • 911Infidel

                I think I just got sold on what my next firearms purchase is going to be. I love revolvers.

              • librtifirst

                I’ve been looking at this style of a gun for backpacking. I was going to go with the ultralight 44 mag, but after looking at them and talking to some people, I think it is too much. I am set up for reloading 357, and there are some pretty light ones out there, but people say that they hurt shooting mags in them. I want a round that will penetrate a small bear and do some damage. Maybe the kick would be worth having it though. I could always practice with 38sp.

                • KenInMontana

                  Get a 44mag, but instead of running magnums, load it with 44 specials. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the results.

                • librtifirst

                  I think that you are right about that. I veered off on the 357 because it specs out between the 44sp and the 44mag, but the small frame options only have five rounds and are a pain to shoot.

                  I think that I will order the Taurus 444 ultralight this week, and do as you say, run the 44 specials. I just looked up the 44 mag numbers, and I could load the 44 mag to be the same energy and speed as the top end of the 357 scale, and still higher than the 44 special. It would be fun to experiment with both.

                  It definitely opens up a better range of options.

                  (sold)

    • WordsFailMe

      Audie Murphy was a SGT, wasn’t he?

      • 911Infidel

        Indeed. He was given a battlefield comission as a 2nd Lt and was discharged in 1945 as a 1st Lt.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

          BUT apparently as a reservist he was promoted – My head hurts now!

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy#Dates_of_rank

          Boy – He had an interesting and unfortunately short life – what a loss

          • 911Infidel

            Personally I don’t bother with any wiki references. They’re too political, and at times very inaccurate. I put more cred in this site: http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/audie_murphy_study_guide/audie_murphy_information/the-biography-of-audie-mu.shtml

            Besides with Audie’s injury (he lost the entire hip bone on one side), he would have not passed the physical to join a Reserve unit. His injury is what got him discharged in the first place

            He was a skilled hunter and a natural-born soldier. He used to run and walk at a crouch. It was his natural way of approaching a suspected enemy position. He had a natural instinct and could pick out potential enemy ambush sites and he was always right.

            He killed 240 German soldiers single-handedly. He was the highest decorated soldier in WWII, and I believe the highest decorated serviceman in all of WWII.

            Not bad for a little scrawny kid who got turned down by every service branch but one.

            He suffered from PTSD all his life which cost him several marriages.

            His best movies IMO were “The Red Badge of Courage” and “To Hell and Back”.

            Audie Murphy was a great Texan and a great patriot.It is fitting that he is buried in Arlington; and was buried there on Memorial Day 1971.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

              5’5″ – 110 lbs. – Kind of like a .45 magnum

              Like I said – Very accomplished and unfortunately short life

              That was as good learning exprience

              A refreshing relief from ZERO talk

              Thanks

              • 911Infidel

                You’re welcome. Audie Murphy is way overlooked and unfortunately forgoten in modern history. Its a shame. He was extraordinary individual.

            • famouswolf

              You have good taste in firearms and movies.

              I spotted that too. As far as I know he was newly minted Lt. when he was wounded. I have always wondered exactly what the injury to his hip was; now I admire him even more. All the westerns he starred in you couldn’t tell he was missing a hip bone, for sure!

              I had also been wondering how long it would be before the Marines (at least) went back to the 1911 style pistol. Myself, I qualified with the .45 and the M1 Garand in boot camp…in 1970. Navy.

              Since you seem to know a great deal of his biography, have you read anything concerning a feud between him and John Wayne? Something about Wayne not having actually experienced combat. He could have helped with Murphys movie career but Murphy (from what I read somewhere long ago) pretty much dissed Wayne and got a leg up from James Cagney instead.

              They were all great Americans. I think I’ll go get something to toast them with again.

              • 911Infidel

                Thanks.

                Cagney just happened to meet Audie Murphy and took a liking to him right away. The John Wayne thing was shared by alot of WWII soldiers. Wayne went to do a live appearance in front of warfighters and showed up all decked out with six shooters and got booed unmercifully off the stage by some real cowboys who were doing the real fighting and dying. Murphy would have shared their contempt.

                Seems to me that if a 5’5 100 lb little dude can fight the war, then how is it a macho 6ft+ plus dude who plays a tough guy in the movies, won’t be one in real life and join the fight. That was the thinking process of the guys at the time.

                Lucky you. I always admired the M-1 and missed M-14 training by two weeks when my Basic Training Brigade decided to give it up for the M-16A1.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

      I have researched and found nothing

      When will you “open the secret door”?

      I’m a sissy boy and like the weight of my Beretta

      BUT I love my Colt .357 Python – very accurate- 6 inch barrel- which my son wants after I kick the bucket

      (“He won’t have to pry it ” though – he’s a good kid)

      • 911Infidel

        Sounds like you got a great kid. Good piece too.

        The secret is the article claims that Audie Murphy was a Major. Uh, not so. He was discharged as a 1st Lt in 1945.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

          You got me on that one- That blew right past me

          Now I remember the movie!

          I surely won’t challenge you to a trivia game!

          As I recall he was a very humble guy – and did not want the promotion

          • 911Infidel

            His only vice seemed to be gambling. He gambled to the point that he was broke. That was the purpose of his ill-fated plane trip. He was searching for a new project to help him get back on his feet again.

            He and Sgt. Alvin York were two of my heroes growing up. They were both natural-born soldiers and gifted hunters.

            • famouswolf

              I grew up twenty miles or so from Yorks hometown, Crossville TN. I spent my youth the same way he did…prowling the hills and hollers with a rifle.

              • 911Infidel

                Beautiful country.I spent my youth wandering the local wood where I lived. I explored every inch of it and took note of what branch of the local stream went to which city. I learned to walk in the wood without making making hardly a sound imitaing Alvin York chasing down turkey and using Audie Murphy’s natural crouch. Didn’t have no gun though. Didn’t see my first real rifle until Basic. Before that it was BB guns and pellet guns.

                • librtifirst

                  We used to kill birds with my dad’s 1950s daisy pump style bb guns when I was a kid. They didn’t have much power, but we could knock it out of a tree. In retrospect it was a senseless kill, and I would never do it now. It is family tradition to get your first 22 at 11 years old. My kids did as well. Hunting starts at 14 in my state.

                  I now have those bb guns.

                • 911Infidel

                  We used to plink bottles with a pellet rifle in my best friend’s backyard back in the day before big brother got too big for his britches. My neighbor next door had a target set up in his backyard and used to invite me over to shoot his bb gun. He was practicing his marksmanship before joining the Marines and going off to fight in the big puddle.

                  But I had my best day on the range shooting an M-60 at targets arranged out to 800m and likewise with a ground-mounted .50 cal. But the most fun I ever had was being the FDC for an entire brigade of 60mm and 81mm mortars.

                  Great that your kids are getting involved in shooting as a sport. Use to be that damn near every kid above the age of 5 years had already received a gun saftey class from their dad and were ready at a youg age for the real deal.

                  In my old state kids used to bring their .22s to school in order to participate in the 4H. As I recall they could participate at age 14. It was certainly a different era. Most homes had two parents and the 10 school rules were still the 10 Commandments of God. How minimalist and myopic our society has become.

                • librtifirst

                  Guns on school property………..Oh My! :) We used to take our hunting rifles to school mounted in the back window to go hunting after school. It was a right of passage for some. My kids are now over twenty.

                  I would love to have the opportunity to shoot as you had in the military. My sister tells me stories about that kind of thing as well. Both her and her husband got to do a lot of shooting.

                  I recently found a landing in a clear cut that registered 375 yards on my new range finder. I want to go back and set up a 4X8 plywood target to learn how to dial in my AR-15 at that range. Is that a reasonable goal? I only have a 4 power scope on it, and wonder if it is enough. I suppose that a better scope would be necessary to hit a deer within a six inch pattern.

                  My daughter just moved to Montana, and took her 12g with her. I wish that I had time before she left to set her up with a pistol.

                • 911Infidel

                  We use to shoot open sights with the M-16 at popup targets out to 300 meters and Known distance staionary targets out to 500 meters. I’d say get some decent optics if you can afford it or just learn how to shoot without optics using just iron sights. Anyways I’d probably go for 200 meters to start with. We zeroed our M-16s at 25 meters. Never had the experience using a scoped rifle in the military. We used open sights even on the 60, the SAW, the and .50 cal .

                  But any day that you can go shooting no matter what the range is…is a fun way to spend your time. Great way to get the family together for a little fellowship.

                • librtifirst

                  I do pretty well at 100y open sight, but want to be able to kill a deer at a longer range. Maybe I will look for a 200 yard shot first. I suppose that the optics are more critical at that range, as a six inch pattern is pretty tight for me. I don’t like to wound an animal, and found that a heart cavity shot with a .223 is a very effective quick kill. My last deer was at about 60 yards and spot on. I suppose that the further out you get with the AR, the less velocity you might have. At 60y the 223 was a through and through, but turned the heart to mush.

                  I usually do just as you say, have fun with family and friends.

                • 911Infidel

                  Interesting that you got a deer with a .223. I would have chosen something heavier like a 30.06 or a .243. But good deal just the same.

    • KenInMontana

      It’s been called the greatest handgun ever made, and it has barely changed sine 1911, when the legendary John Browning designed it especially for the U.S. Military

      Well ignoring the author’s misspelling of the word “since” the M1911 was not designed in 1911, it was adopted by the Military in that year, Browning’s design work of the “1911” actually began in about 1899, it can be traced through several of Colt’s offerings of Browning’s designs, I believe, if memory serves, the “finished” version was delivered for testing in 1905-06.

      I qualified with and carried the M1911 while serving in the Corps, to add a tidbit, while the other branches turned in their 1911s to be melted down, the Marines carefully packed them up and stored them. The Marines actually began to reissue these sidearms to the MEU’s attached to MARSOC about 8 to 10 years back, after they were carefully and lovingly refurbished by USMC Armorers. There is a good reason Marines are referred to as the “packrats” of the US Armed Forces.

      • 911Infidel

        That would be the second error, the first being Audie Murphy’s rank at discharge.

        I carried and qualified with the M1911. I could tear it down to the same place that the unit armorer could. Liked it then. Like it still. And I gave the Army a big fat WTF when they got rid of it in favor of the 9MM. Screw NATO, the 9mm sucks.

        The Army has a surplus warehouse, I belive in Pa. They have tons of M1911s. Some of which made their way into Iraq. Some things just plain work well and should never be changed…like the .45 and the .50 cal. They are timeless, excellent weapons; good in any era.

        The Marines just made a good common sense choice.

        • KenInMontana

          I’ve had a couple of 1911s over the years, built by various makers, but when I do get around to picking up another, it will likely be one of the basic milspec versions, probably a Springfield or Ruger. I don’t care much for the newer “fancified” “overplumbed” variants out there, they just don’t run right under adverse conditions and I cannot justify spending the money they want for them. I had a Beretta 92F for a number of years (as a civvie) and I have to say it was and is a fantastic sidearm, accurate and reliable. The biggest issues with the M-9 were and are the lowest bidder magazines the pentagon purchased and the 9mm FMJ ammo specified by the Geneva Conventions. The 9mm 147gr JHP used by the SEALS (a no-no under the GC) is in fact a proven manstopper. But the 9mm v. 45acp, well that’s a subject of heated debate, LOL. All that said I am a firm believer in “if ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and it warmed my heart to see old slabsides return to duty as well as the M-14 make a return in the designated marksman role.

          • librtifirst

            I found the 45 to be a more accurate gun at 30 yards with a 200 grain JHP. The 9mm just doesn’t match up, ballistics wise. If you are wanting more rounds per mag, then that is a different story. I got a twelve inch pattern with the nine at 90ft with FMJ 115g, and then brought it in to 6in with the JHP 115g. The nine simply won’t do as much damage as the 45. The hole is much smaller, and after retrieving the bullets, found that the 45 mushroomed out much better than the 9 using the same style bullet.

          • 911Infidel

            The GC. Now there’s a useless org whose only purpose seems to be to tie the hands of western militaries so that third world militaries can kick their a$$es.

            The .45 and the M14 should never have been completely phased out. I missed M14 training in Basic by two weeks. I had to graduate HS. Man did I miss out.

            Oh well, I got to play with a ton of crew served weapons, small arms and various and sundry other goodies. So I can’t complain.

            That’s an interesting point on the the 9mm 147gr JHP. I’ll have do do some catching up on that one. I’m a ballistics phreak when it comes to Fire Support…still.. Should make some interesting reading.

            In short, your missive is “righteous”. :p)

  • Freempg

    Let’s not forget this Ferguson classic with Governor Palin conferring honorary Alaskan citizenship to the late night host:

    http://www.visualtube.com/media/513/Gov._Sarah_Palin_Makes_Craig_Ferguson_An_Honorary_Citizen/

    • anyonebutbarry2012

      ty :) for the post

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001245037247 King Wuest

    sarah palin at the woodlands supporting Ted CRUZ July 2012,
    great you tube of it .if I could would post the link but can not . called the earthquake group Published on Jul 28, 2012 by joshuathuma

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

    Three of my favorite people – Again in the news

    Pelosi caught in another ridiculous lie – She said: President Obama’s Been to Israel ‘Over and Over Again =- Is she kidding ?>>

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/pelosi-president-obamas-been-israel-over-and-over-again_649078.html

    And of course my daily mention of ZERO >> http://freebeacon.com/obama-blasted-for-failure-to-visit-israel/

    Video too! >> http://youtu.be/9E4YBIDW_40

    And I almost forgot Valerie Jarret : badly received at the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual awards banquet >> http://freebeacon.com/jarrett-ruins-awards-dinner-with-talking-points/

    OK – I had my fun **********

    Now I can sleep soundly tonight !

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Maybe Pelosi thinks of “going to Israel” as a code phrase for catching a buzz. You know, like, “Hey, Nancy, let’s go to Israel!”

      “Uhh, no thanks, I’m driving today.”

      HaHaHa, she has her driver say that, I mean.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQI5D66OXO7X2FE4NVCZC7BAMA Joe

        You are probably right – She seems to always be on some kind of “TRIP”

        OR maybe being from Bizarro World – of course – It would be the opposite

        meaning he’s NEVER been there by saying that he was

        They really are crazy!

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          Tangled up in their own web of lies, they forget what reality is. Pitiful.

      • poljunkie

        Now thats just funny K-B. Remember in HS when we cruised from one favorite haunt to the next.

        Nod nod wink wink, Hey Nancy, lets go to Israel, and have your husband toss in a fine bottle of merlot for the “ride” to the airport.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          Freinds of mine in the old programming dodge in the 80’s had a code phrase: “going home to walk the dog.” Then they’d go to one guy’s house and smoke a few doobies before returning to work. I couldn’t handle that at all.

          However, back then programmers were viewed as a necessary evil, and we got away with wearing flip flops and t-shirts to work in a building full of suits. Before they got so draconian on blood alcohol levels (EDIT: the drunk-driving laws, I mean), we’d go to a bar for lunch once a month or so, and come back to work so hammered we managed to slur our code.

          It didn’t matter. We worked so late into the night we’d be totally sober by 7pm and keep on working till midnight. Then get up at 7am and go do it all again.

          The stuff you can do when you’re young.

          • poljunkie

            Yep, KB youth is totally wasted on the young.

  • kong1967

    I don’t know how many computer buffs we have here, but this is for you.

    I spent over $2,400 on a new computer (custom built), and I ordered 12 gigs of memory. They were late in getting it done (late parts delivery), so they knocked $100 off (from over $2,500). I got the computer home and they ripped me off. It only had 4 gigs of memory, which isn’t enough to do my computer graphics programs.

    So I just ordered 24 gigs of DDR3 memory. I’m going to be rockin’ when I get it put in, lol.

    I know this won’t interest most of you, but some of you it might.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      I hope they paid for that order of memory. Enjoy the new box!

      It’s pretty easy to assemble your own, these days, so I’d say next time, ask a friend who understands computer hardware to lend you a hand for beers, and try it yourself. It can be a fun afternoon of shopping, and a fun—although curse-filled—evening.

      I get mad because they keep changing the backplates of the motherboards every now and then, which is what makes your old case not work at some point, if you want to build a new one in it. I had a case I used to love. You could use it as a substitute jack stand for working on a tractor if you wanted to. I used to stand on it to change light bulbs. It was huge, and if they hadn’t reconfigured the standard back of motherboards, I’d still have it today. (I still always get the most heavy duty case I can get. I hate whappy, thin metal.)

      My biggest advice to folks buying a new computer: the only “upgrade” you’ll ever do that’s worth your time is when you add more memory. By the time you want to upgrade anything else, your system won’t support the format of the new stuff very well. So never buy based on the salesman telling you “you can always upgrade this computer.” Just get the most for your money today, add more memory in six months, and then save your “upgrade” money for a new computer in five years or less.

      I also have one other rule of thumb, even in this day of cheap, 1 and 2 TB hard drives: whenever you go to buy a hard drive, always buy one extra for however many you are planning to buy. Also, two 500GB drives is smarter than one, 1TB drive (two 1TB drives is better than one 2TB drive, etc).

      I haven’t bought a ready-to-run, desktop computer (except as a gift) in nearly 20 years. I’ve built (assembled) ten or more myself, though. That way I always get the best possible deal on the most powerful box I can stand (I never build for gaming, just for audio production, graphics design and number crunching power in spreadsheets; so a fairly run-of-the-mill graphics card is all I ever need.)

      They’ve almost taken the fun out of it by making it so easy. Not quite, though.

      • nibblesyble

        Thanks K…we are in the market right now for a new computer so this was timely.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          You’re welcome!

      • kong1967

        I’ve had the computer for a year or so but never added memory to it.

        I have custom built quite a few computers myself, but not since they changed to PC Express (been a while). The hard drives are different now and mine don’t even register as hard drives. I can’t remember what they are called now. They don’t plug in the same way the old ones do with the ribbon cables. Point is, I haven’t kept up on how the new PC’s operate, so I didn’t want to take a chance or deal with the headache.

        I bought mine for graphics performance….which is why I’m ordering 24 gigs of ram (even though it’s more than I’ll need). When it comes to computers I go overboard.

        On the windows 7 performance meter I currently have a 7.5 out of 7.9 possible. My memory and my hard drive are what’s lowering the number. I even have a hard drive with no moving parts…supposed to be faster. It sure as hell cost more.

        • librtifirst

          Sounds like your computers are my guns. I just get by with enough to run video on the net well.

          • kong1967

            If that’s all you need then you would be crazy to build one like I have. Of course, I don’t need this much horsepower, either, lol.

            • librtifirst

              We all need some fun in our lives.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          Oh yeah, I will definitely be putting in solid state drives next time around. I get around the cable mismatch problem by using external drive boxes. I have a stack of older drives I use for backups, and swap them in and out of a couple of external drive boxes that I rarely even screw back together. That way the swap is pretty fast. They all use a USB connection, which is OK for backup/restore, but too slow for actual computing.

          I must have thirty hard drives in the various “keeper” piles I maintain (lots of backups of several computers). The rest are so old they went under the sledgehammer.

          • kong1967

            Solid state hard drive, that’s it. They are very expensive. My main drive is only 80 gigs and my backup is a terabyte cheap drive. My tower is taller than my kneecaps and just as deep. It’s a toy, lol.

            30 hard drives are a lot of drives! I always transfer my data to the ever expanding disk sizes and pitch the old ones in the trash.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    American swimmer Ryan Lochte wanted to wear a custom-made red, white and blue grill on the podium after winning the 400 IM — presumably to honor the ancient Olympians who also used to ice out with tooth jewelry. His plan hit a snag when a humorless IOC official informed him that wearing the grill would result in a failure to receive the most precious bling of all.
    Wayne Drehs of ESPN tweeted that Lochte said “he tried to wear his grill on the podium only to have an Olympics official tell him if he did so he wouldn’t get his gold.”
    They were going to hold back Lochte’s medal because of a grill? Even for the IOC, that’s egregious. We wouldn’t want anyone to have any fun after winning a gold medal at an Olympics, would we? Athletes like Ryan Lochte are what make the Olympics into the worldwide spectacle it is. If Lochte wants to dress up like the Queen to accept the medal, let him. Some nameless official shouldn’t stand in his way.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      You can thank the “black power” salutes in 1968 for that ruling, is what I would bet.

      Notice how they try to spin it as a “human rights” protest, now. I lived through that era. They ALWAYS called it a “black power” salute. ALWAYS.

      I don’t mind it being a black power thing at all. But I don’t support any stupid, leftist attempt to redefine the moment. It was all tied in the whole, 1968 riots and marches. They were not some leftist thing, not with the cadre of black Ministers of 1968 leading the marches.

  • WordsFailMe

    Alex Jones now refers to James Holmes not as the joker, but as the “clown.” I like that little twist.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/breaking-colorado-shooting-patsy-was-under-air-force-psychiatrists-care.html

    • librtifirst

      AJ jumped on this as a false flag right away, but the evidence is mounting that he was right. (yet another fast and furious)

      • WordsFailMe

        This is the second flag I’ve seen over the hill. Interesting you should mention F&F–My wife referred to Aurora as “Fast and Furious Lite”

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Remind your wife that she’s such a smart lady! :-D You guys have a Blessed Sunday Words!

        • librtifirst

          If this was staged by some secretive government program or agency to set up support for a treaty, that is one scary deal. The MSM seems to be complicit in that it is not reporting equally the odd details.

  • PAWatcher

    What a hoot, she is so cute and Craig is so funny, thanks for the great clip RS. Good promotion for everyone to watch Dr. Who!

  • anyonebutbarry2012
    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

      My computer is messing up, every time I go to Sooper’s site, it’s bouncing me back to scoop. It doesn’t surprise me though that they would censor it.

      • anyonebutbarry2012

        bummer, did not know it was doing that! No, your right no surprise there (:

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        We only caught the last half of the opening ceremony. I couldn’t believe all the Pink Floyd imagery. Could you ever imagine 37 or 38 years ago, listening to the Floyd and thinking, “someday they will be thought of the same way people think of Beethoven.”?

        Wow! I was afraid for a moment we’d see marching hammers.

        Soopermexican’s site works for me. I usually only get bounced from a site when I’m on my Android phone. But then, on my main computer I run FireFox with all the tweaks that put me in charge (NoScript is the main one for me).

        • detectivedick

          Why wasn’t the LIAR at the games and opening ceremony? Geo Bush went to China in 2008. Also, I think the social agenda on display during the opening ceremony was bizarre!
          Maybe our LIAR Blamer in Chief is still upset that Chicago did not get the future games for his Real Estate buddy’s or are his personnal feelings still in a wad.

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            But, he couldn’t be that petulant, could he?

            O’hayullyeah. Mmmm-mmm-mmmmm!

      • http://www.soopermexican.com Soopermexican

        Raaaaaaacism!!!

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          lol!

      • http://tinyurl.com/wwsotu Whitewolf2009

        http://deadspin.com/5929778/heres-the-opening-ceremony-tribute-to-terrorism-victims-nbc-doesnt-want-you-to-see

        Try that link ABC, I hope it works, it’s a lovely tribute and it’s a shame it was cut.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Thanks Whitewolf, that worked! It was beautiful. I still would have appreciated a moment of silence for the 40th anniversary of the 11 Israeli atheletes who were murdered.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    Open thread? I miss our GreenBeret. He hasn’t been on for a while.

    • GreenBeretWay

      Missed you too.i always want to inform you when I have to split but I’d get my skull split open by a 4×4 if I did.

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

        I figured that was the case. I guess I have to deal with it ;-) But I sure am glad you’re back. Prayed for you and your boys daily. Still do, but double so when you’re not on here.

  • poljunkie

    Craig Ferguson is behind quite a few BBC televison shows. He brings the funny in quirky ways. One show in particular called Doc Martin is fantastic. We were suprised to find he was the writer.

  • B-Funk

    By far, the hottest Companion!

  • GretaN

    Ferguson is hilarious. I’m not familiar with Gillan.

  • PJRodman

    Anyone watch the FreePac and Restoring Love events? I fall in and outta love with Beck all the time…but this was some very good stuff. Well done and worth the subscription for a month if you aren’t already signed up. Loved the panel discussions covering the events too. He knows his stuff with big event production that’s for sure. Oh, and did anyone see anything….anything…on the MSM regarding the number of people in Dallas for these Tea Party events? Buehler.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HU45BLBCROTOIVK4Q56XO2N5VU MSGT

      Did you ever notice Beck has Protestants, Catholics and Rabbis but never Mormon leaders with him? Did you ever wonder why that was? Did you ever wonder why Beck always makes sure to specifically point out his religion when he’s with them? Did you ever wonder why that was? Did you ever notice that just a year ago Beck continually compared Jesus to Gandhi and MLK but now he says his greatest wish is the return of Jesus? Do you wonder what made such a turn in his life???

      Beck is bringing in religious leaders for a ‘good cause’ that any decent person would applaud, but Beck’s main goal is to legitimize his religion. He’s using clergy as useful idiots under the call to return to God to place his religion on equal footing even though the doctrines are diametrically opposed.

      • PJRodman

        Yes, I have always been rather suspicious of his religious motives. I wonder if the other leaders know exactly what’s going on but approve of the greater message though. Every single one of them knows that based upon core doctrine-The Trinity-Mormon’s are not any more Christian than Muslims. (They don’t seem to be known for suicide bombers and jihad-but have a pretty fierce world wide conversion mission going on- rather successfully)

        I also wonder if the talent he’s surrounding himself with and promoting-quite well I might add-are Mormon. The guy who sang the National Anthem that he just accidentally stumbled on before the Israel thing last year-cough cough- is in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I would assume they are required to be members in good standing?

    • Linky1

      SUN News in Canada gave really good coverage to Restoring love, moreso than FOX or any of the other useful idiot networks. The stadium was a sellout, they got more people than that ond washed up has-been Paul McCartney did. I watched all of the events and they were all very inspirational.

  • http://twitter.com/TarynOnthenews Taryn

    Thank you for posting this. I’ve got so much Doctor Who to catch up on. But to anyone, if you haven’t watched any of it, you’ve got to start! Best family TV show put out in the UK (although I think adults are the biggest fans). Nothing like the slow, lame, in your face humor that they put in family TV here in the US.

  • http://twitter.com/bullyonsmom Anna B

    …it helps if you like Who…which I do….! It’s going to be hard to see her and Rory go at the end of the new, new season…

    (I think this clip was from April 2011)

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    HOTTEST companion since Leela.