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by Larkbill
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For All the Clint Eastwood Fans
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: For All the Clint Eastwood Fans

He turned NINETY today ! I saw that on another website. Hard to believe we've been around that long. It seems like just yesterday I was watching those programs with my fanner fifty by my side. oh yes ! my fanner 50 belt had the built in derringer in the belt buckle ! and I had a rolling block carbi...
by Larkbill
Tue May 26, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Could It Have Been An Act of War???
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Could It Have Been An Act of War???

Not the 4th estate, the 5th column. And traitors that need hanging.
by Larkbill
Mon May 25, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new pistol
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: new pistol

Never shot one of their 22/45 pistols but I love my MKII bull barrel. It's probably the most accurate 22 handgun I've owned. Have fun with it when it gets over the carona virus. The MK II Target models are still the top of the mountain for the Ruger MK's. Best money I ever spent. Second best money ...
by Larkbill
Sun May 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did henry get so popular?
Replies: 31
Views: 888

Re: How did henry get so popular?

They respond better than most to customer comments about more product.

I was also surprised at how much outdoor advertising they have at non-firearms venues. All over the place at Road America.
by Larkbill
Wed May 13, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Events
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Upcoming Events

I was ready to believe it until you got to the Browns.
by Larkbill
Sat May 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Two Elk Destroy "DANGER: Elk" Sign

Exactly, how will all those country gentlemen know where to road hunt without the signs. You don't expect them to get out of their truck do you?
by Larkbill
Sat May 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our club range is open
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Our club range is open

Mine never closed and in fact continued most of our match schedule, however limited this time of year. Participants were told to follow guidelines as much as possible and above all stay home if they felt sick. I still don't know anyone who has had The Wuhan.
by Larkbill
Sat May 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A New Mask to Save Lives
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Re: A New Mask to Save Lives

I knew the two bag rule but wasn't aware of the three bag. That almost made ice tea come out my nose.
by Larkbill
Sat May 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FYI PLEASE BE AWARE
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: FYI PLEASE BE AWARE

It's funny you say that- I got a real life letter in the mail, was a local mailing address but had a post mark 3 states away!! That could just be the post office. My Mom once sent me a birthday card from Rolla, Mo, roughly 100 miles west of where I live in St Peters, Mo. She put it in the mailbox i...
by Larkbill
Fri May 01, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they know........?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: How do they know........?

The pileated has really made a come back. While camping at a really remote Corp campsite at Table Rock Lake in the 60's I was up early one morning and saw a giant woodpecker like I had never seen before. Friends who were camped nearby were avid birders went crazy when they heard and explained what i...
by Larkbill
Fri May 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawnmower Engines....
Replies: 49
Views: 1143

Re: Lawnmower Engines....

New motors on almost everything are junk nowadays. Nonsense....With new materials and CNC so easy a Chinaman can do it, engines today last 2 or 3 times longer. :wink: Not to mention modern oils. I've been using Rotella 5W40 Synthetic for as long as I can remember. I have a steep hill in the back th...
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they know........?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: How do they know........?

Dad wasn't happy. He was a phone man and very particular about his appearance. Of course had to go back in the house for a fresh shirt. We lived in a family compound with lots of trees, about 5-6 acres surrounded by fields. So it was sort of an island. I remember dozens of kinds of songbirds and we ...
by Larkbill
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You get the chance....
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: You get the chance....

I saw it listed but figured it was about Plymouth front wheel drive cars. Will look deeper next time.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: why does covid 19 effect some more than others
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: why does covid 19 effect some more than others

Smart capable people who are black have always had an uphill battle within their own community. But thank goodness they endeavor to persevere.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do they know........?
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: How do they know........?

Birds. When he was 8-9 my younger brother rescued a baby bird apparently blown out of a nest. So tiny we had no idea even what kind of bird. Fed it soggy bread soaked in milk and sugar, later worms. Grew into a Purple Grackle. In the fall it flew off, he (she? it) was never caged or restrained and j...
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: corona numbers spiking
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: corona numbers spiking

There are no lower intelligence people. Well, maybe a couple I saw on LivePD. No, they are all "otherwise able". This from a teacher who works in special education.

Unfortunately they have a difficult time providing successful examples. I think all they're doing is enabling.
by Larkbill
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 556

Re: Why Wouldn't This Be A Good Idea??

"headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears;
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
loss of appetite, weight loss;
mood changes, feeling nervous or irritable;"

I experienced these in Daytona at Bike Speed Week 1972 when PBR was .99/six.
by Larkbill
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP: Brian Dennehy (actor)
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: RIP: Brian Dennehy (actor)

Oh man, not another one. RIP.

Somewhere a hospital administrator is classifying him as Wuhan positive so they can claim the federal aid.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Puppy
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: New Puppy

Great eyes on that cutie. Not just the color either in those pic she is taking everything in and ain’t missing a thing. Smart and willful haha good luck. I have a grand daughter like that and crazy thing is her dad says she has wolf eyes, really light blue. Can't imagine if they had a dog like that...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: I think I figured something out about 'liberals'....
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: I think I figured something out about 'liberals'....

I put 'liberal' in quotes, because the REAL 'liberals' of a generation ago have mostly become libertarians or conservatives, because the Democrat party was taken over by big business, big money, and racists a generation ago. Democrats are leftists, not true liberals. They also stole the name. :evil...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Remember 'Implicit Bias...?'
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: Remember 'Implicit Bias...?'

I think one of the hallmarks of the progressives and most other liberals is projection. They assume the darkness in their hearts is there in all of us. A great conservative taught me that if I really want to be a conservative I have to truly desire success for all my fellow man and woman. But it's u...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Libertarian idea whose time has come?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: A Libertarian idea whose time has come?

I like the FairTax.... It replaces income tax, with all the loopholes and hazy definitions and paperwork. It only taxes retail purchases, which are very tangible, and there is already a collection mechanism. It would all be collected at the state level, so there is at least some ability to push bac...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Was it Orange Man or Black Man who messed up...
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Was it Orange Man or Black Man who messed up...

It doesn't help that one group who advocates for disadvantaged folks accused hospitals of using "inferior lower cost ventilators" on patients they considered indigent.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Yes you CAN influence public opinion...
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Yes you CAN influence public opinion...

From the sales rush going on it appears there have been many conversions recently.
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW VIRUS TOPIC
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: NEW VIRUS TOPIC

my spiel was directed toward encouraging Americans to STOP SAYING covid-ANYTHING AND coronaANYTHING it just SEEMS WRONG to me, but I digress :lol: :lol: :lol: I too refuse to call it anything but the Wuhan virus. Was asked to leave the neighborhood message board. Was actually thinking that anyway b...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generator Recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 504

Re: Generator Recommendations?

My folks bought a Generac permanent when then decided they couldn't travel to Florida in the winter anymore. Oddly, their juice went off much more often after they moved to town than when they lived out in the sticks. My Dad swore that was one of the best purchases they ever made. Especially after M...
by Larkbill
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self isolation photographs UK Rat added.
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: Self isolation photographs UK

I just read that in the major cities , NYC, Seattle and others that the rats are beginning to cannibalize the weaker rats with lack of food from restaurants. I suppose we could send over a bunch of these city rats to your fine English countryside for your sport shooting ? I occasionally get a rat o...
by Larkbill
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sacrificing his life for an ideal....
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Sacrificing his life for an ideal....

Face it, most of what they accuse the President of is really projection.

That's why the Bee is funny. Because all great humor has an element of truth.
by Larkbill
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sacrificing his life for an ideal....
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Sacrificing his life for an ideal....

BabylonBee is a modern online version of MAD Magazine. But some of their "articles" sound like they should be true.
by Larkbill
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Winston Churchill Day!
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Happy Winston Churchill Day!

We had planned to visit the museum at Westminster College on the 9th where he gave his "Iron Curtain" speech but unfortunately that's apparently not an essential activity. I instead had to be content with reading that speech in the comfort of my own home. While drinking coffee. Thank you to all who ...
by Larkbill
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Most entertaining movies no one has seen
Replies: 51
Views: 1788

Re: Most entertaining movies no one has seen

Second Hand Lions Michael Caine was never better. And Robert Duvall in the tavern fight scene is as good as any of his scenes in Lonesome Dove or Open Range. A friend recommended it to me saying there was a scene that reminded him of something my brothers and I might do. The scene in the pond, won't...
by Larkbill
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busch Beer to give 3 months supply of beer if you adopt a dog
Replies: 13
Views: 843

Re: Busch Beer to give 3 months supply of beer if you adopt a dog

... the FDA was dragging their feet on approving the equipment and process. Both left and right wing press reporters are coming to the conclusion the CDC and FDA have since January been slowing the response to the virus. Bureaucracy moves in mysterious ways... As Dave Ramsey likes to say. "when the...
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some of us can....
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: Some of us can....

"I like that term better than Grumpy Old Man. I am now a Social Distancer." I sent that to a friend and he said it made coffee come out his nose. When he first retired he was fairly young (62) and bored so he applied for a job at Home Depot. Told them he wasn't a people person so they hired him to f...
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leverguns is back.
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Leverguns is back.

Ha, we were traveling for 7 weeks and I didn't use my laptop much at all so I didn't notice. 2 places in Arizona and two places in Florida. 6200 miles. Retirement is good.
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crisis Averted
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Crisis Averted

But don't waste that cover. It will keep vermin out of your spaces.
by Larkbill
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Locked-down in Texas
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Locked-down in Texas

We just had the first sunny day since we got back from Florida 3/21. We're staying away from family, etc for two weeks because of our travel plus at least 1/2 the grand kids have normal flu/colds and we don't need that. Doing minimal grocery shopping, but we were gone for 7 weeks so we had nothing f...
by Larkbill
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?
Replies: 23
Views: 627

Re: How Do You Burn Through Most Of Your .22 Rimfire?

jnyork wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:20 pm
Metallic Silhouette and benchrest.

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Me too. My club started up again without me while I'm still in Florida. At least I'll make the first pistol cartridge lever match.
by Larkbill
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CTD at it again
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: CTD at it again

It is a free market. Let them do what they want. The worst thing is when government steps in and prohibits 'scalping' during shortages, because that is what actually spurs the production, relocation, and distribution of goods and services when there is a shortage. CTD is jumping the gun, but that i...
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When they say to wash your hands ...
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: When they say to wash your hands ...

What's actually surprising is that we're not sick more often than we are! I think us kids who grew up out doors with no sinks or soap have more resistance. I once saw my youngest brother call 5 second rule on a yogurt raisin he dropped in a duck blind. Our hunting buddy almost lost it. My 5 year ol...
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corona mask
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: Corona mask

A friend, who happens to be in the Corona Hall of Fame, tells me sufficient consumption of the aforementioned Mexican beer with or without lime will cause you to develop Corona anti bodies. So far no one has contradicted him.
by Larkbill
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ulzana's Raid.
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Ulzana's Raid.

I liked it. I suspect Blaine is correct. Haven't seen it on TV in quite a while.
by Larkbill
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Lakes were angry yesterday!
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: The Great Lakes were angry yesterday!

Rode out two typoons (hurricanes) at sea in the Pacific Ocean on Navy destroyers. It was like being on a horrific carnaval ride for three days (each). I would agree the Great Lakes storms are likely worse. My wife and I get up to the North Shore (Sourh Shore also) of Lake Superior as often as we ca...
by Larkbill
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Lakes were angry yesterday!
Replies: 26
Views: 570

Re: The Great Lakes were angry yesterday!

Rode out two typoons (hurricanes) at sea in the Pacific Ocean on Navy destroyers. It was like being on a horrific carnaval ride for three days (each). I would agree the Great Lakes storms are likely worse. My wife and I get up to the North Shore (Sourh Shore also) of Lake Superior as often as we ca...
by Larkbill
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COFFEE!!
Replies: 42
Views: 963

Re: COFFEE!!

WalMart in Waxahachie stocks that brand. I haven't thied it yet. Ever tried "Yuban" brand coffee. Good stuff too. My wife's favorite. I'll drink almost anything but confess to having one of their refillable cups and drinking a bunch of the "best coffee on the interstate" before I retired. I deliver...
by Larkbill
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry by State in the U.S.
Replies: 13
Views: 548

Re: Concealed Carry by State in the U.S.

Reciprocity is the big question for sure.

We just went Constitutional carry in Missouri, but I intend to maintain my permit since we're now retired and travel more. Until there is national reciprocity it will always be a problem.
by Larkbill
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weather apps that are fast and concise?
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Weather apps that are fast and concise?

"Does it really matter? I mean the weatherman lies worse than any politician could ever imagine! "

"It's not a lie if you believe it"
George Costanza
by Larkbill
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Busy .. today and tomorrow!
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Busy .. today and tomorrow!

That's hilarious! As long as I give some priority to her requests she just smiles and says "have fun" when I head for my rifle club. I think she likes the having the house to herself once in a while.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: Dimpled Balls

You always see the bright side.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Logging Camp Cemetary
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Old Logging Camp Cemetary

Dogs know stuff. I wouldn't be ignoring signs from one of them.
by Larkbill
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dimpled Balls
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: Dimpled Balls

If I had ever hit a golf ball straight I might find this of interest.