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  1. Self Solving Problem.
  2. Nope I was wrong. MONKEYPOX. Yup. It’s a thing and it’s here. The hype has started.
  3. I am dealing with a woman who is trying to stop her granddaughters wedding. The fiancé lost some fingers in a car crash as a little kid. The woman doesn’t want them to get married because she doesn’t want grandkids without fingers.
  4. They played the long game. And played it well. To the point that those who recognize what happened sound like nut jobs to everyone else.
  5. It originally ended up abandoned in New Jersey because it was too long to make turns on city streets and highway interchanges. It can just go forward and reverse on straight side roads. Besides “rusting away in New Jersey” sounds like a net gain for the state.
  6. Juicy sex scandal. Like married republicans sleeping with their own spouse. The left thinks that’s deviant behavior.
  7. Sort of like when they try to sell Me flood insurance. I live on a ridge deposited by lake Bonneville. Last underwater 18,000 years ago. To flood again the Columbia River Gorge needs to get blocked up and it needs to rain for about 500 years. Now this ridge is like living on a billion ball bearings because it is just rocks dumped here from glaciers and the lake currents formed the ridge. If we have a major earthquake I’m screwed. The ridge will liquify and I’ll slide about 200 yards north. Funny how they want to sell me flood insurance but won’t sell me earthquake insurance.
  8. Oh great. Transgender fish. They switch at 3 years old.
  9. Close to Moab, Utah. Beautiful country but I love how it is listed as Riverfront property. Water is so scarce here they say a man can be shot for walking toward a river with an empty bucket.
  10. I’ve done done nasty ones but Bloody Hell!
  11. For sale. 650 acres of riverfront property. In the desert. Pretty but that muddy little stream is a river here.
  12. A lot of golfers are shooters. Especially trap shooting.
  13. I’m just waiting for the day one of the kids want to learn marksmanship. Not just basic safety and shooting but serious marksmanship. I start in a billiards hall. Not a gun range. That should freak out the more uptight side of the family. I start with an empty table and a Cue stick, working on a perfect stroke. Then hitting just a cue ball, focusing the eyes on just the cue ball. Then add a second ball still focusing only on the cue ball. Think about it. Just mastering the stroke is analogous to shooting. Breathing, position, bone support, trigger control, follow through. Then add the balls one by one. Sight alignment, sight picture, hard focus on the front sight. It works better than starting on the range.
  14. I wish my relatives understood that. I’ve been asked a couple of times to teach the kids to shoot. It never goes anywhere. I want to start with some non-shooting classroom stuff. Then air gun in the basement. Then a day at the range with a .22 rifle. Never happens. They want me to take a 12 year old to the range, hand them a full size handgun with full patch loads then whisper the “secret” to shooting in their ear.
  15. I bet there’s an additional fee.
  16. In the 70s they told us that air pollution was going to be so bad it would block out the sun and cause a 1000 year long ice age. But don’t worry. Acid rain was going to kill all the plants first and we would all starve long before we freeze. Unless we all get nuked first. Same crap, different generation.
  17. The numbers don’t lie. From mining the materials, building a wind farm, maintaining it then dismantling it after its lifetime is up, takes more energy than it will ever produce. If the lifespan were 100 years as we were originally told it might be different but with a 20-25 year usable life it is a net energy loss. The same lies were told for every “Green” energy source. We now live in the culture of the lie.
  18. Why doesn’t my camera take good pictures? A friend’s husband inherited a Leica and three lenses. REAL NICE setup. He thinks the camera should have instantly made him Ansel Freaking Adams. He asked why all his pictures suck. I said it’s not the camera. Now he is just badmouthing Leica.
  19. Not even the dealership can get me the little rubber boot that snaps on top of the transmission. I might have found one on eBay. Planned obsolescence at its finest.
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