A Walk In The Woods

 

This is a post continuing the “Park” series:

Sorry, Park’s Closed

Weekend At The Park

Another Day In The Park

Sunday In The Park

My dad still lives in the house (for now) that my great grandfather bought about 1890.  Separate from that house property is a small piece of land that is wooded about a mile away.  It was fairly common back then to have a plot of woods for firewood, lumber and  hunting.

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The red square is my dad’s land, and the yellow, is the pathway.  One of the downsides is that there is no direct access from the county road.  We have been using that pathway since about 1890.  Now, about five years ago, the $@#!^$@ jackasses that were leasing the land that had the pathway on it put up a gate at the county road entrance and locked it.  They also plowed up most of the pathway and were preventing access to my dad’s land.  About $5000 later in court, we had access to the pathway legally back. (Access Easement).

We used to go out to “the woods” when were kids with my dad to get firewood or dig up a tree to replant, but I hadn’t been out there for probably 25 years.  My brother on the other hand deer hunts out there every year.  Since the little piece of woods in yellow, just next to the red square, is not our property, it is not maintained by the %#@*!&@$ jackasses.  It’s not a long walk to park off the county road and walk in, but the path in through the little piece of woods was not passable.  (The court order also prohibited us from parking on the ^$$@*#^ jackass property.)

Soooooooooooooooooooo, I can stand at a firing line at the range or at my brother’s ALL-DAY-LONG, but I want to take my skills up a notch.  I wanted to set up a shooting course in the woods. (Plus it would be just dang fun!!).  Since I wanted something, I would have to do the work to get it.

This video is the “Before” shot.

I had shorts on so I did not go in too far for fear of any of about 30 plants that would result in me being very itchy.

Now, I planned on shooting the same day and brought my IView glasses and GoPro for filming, and I was planning on documenting myself working.  Well, once again I greatly overestimated my ability to do manual labor.  The work itself was not really that hard, but since it had rained the night before and the woods were so dense that no wind blew through, it was like being in a tropical rain forest.  Added to that I was wearing a hoodie with the hood up to keep the mosquito’s off.  While the mosquito’s were not a problem  I left the hoodie on just so I wouldn’t waste time swatting bugs while I was working.  After about 30 minutes, I was literally soaking wet.  I finished after about three hours of work and was in absolutely no condition to do any shooting !

The above video was the “After” shot of me driving in the next day

This is the drive from the county road to the woods:

 

I drive a small crossover and is not really made for four wheeling.  But as long as it’s dry, it should be OK to get in.  This video was the day after I cleared the path.  The video is at 2X speed to make it a little less boring.

I hauled in a weed wacker and chainsaw to do the work.

Just waiting for the next weekend to get out to the woods again !!

 

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Cheap Ammo

Taking a look at the ammo supply in my bunker, I saw I was getting a little low.

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I got a nice membership to Shoot Point Blank, and I am getting there almost once a week.  Makes a nice stop on my way home on Fridays.

Because I can get there once a week, I usually only shoot about 200 rounds, but week after week it adds up and the stock on hand dwindles.

There is a group I belong to on the internet where I do surveys about autos and I GET PAID FOR IT !!!  WOOOOO !  A buck a survey but it does add up and I recently cashed out $50 for a Walmart gift card.  I also buy all of my gasoline at Speedway and earn points that I just cashed in for a $50 Visa gift card.

So, as my supply was dwindling and I had some spare money, I went out on a buying trip.  As the best of luck was with me, I also had a $10 off $50 coupon from Dick’s.  Usually the Dick’s coupon is for a $100 purchase, this was indeed quite a fortuitous find for me.

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A quick run about to both Dick’s and Walmart and this is what I brought home.

1827 rounds (one box of Thunderbolts had two extra).

The best part is, my out of pocket was $6.  SWEEEEET !

The best value by far are the Thunderbolts at just less than 5 cents a shot, but I like having the hollow points from the 525 Golden bullets and even though the 100 round boxes of the Golden’s are closer to 8 cents a shot, I buy those once in a while just to have the containers for storage.

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Aaaaaahhhh, that looks much better.

The ammo box holds about 1400 rounds, so I have about 3000 on hand.

“I’m sure glad I had just enough ammo” said no one ever after a zombie attack.

Or to quote Col. Hannibal Smith: “Overkill is highly underrated.”

 

Now, I was going to do a separate post on this, but it fits here.

The crazy lady known as “Mom”, is divorcing my father, and he had to clean out all of the out buildings on his property.

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My dad found this ammo in his barn.  I knew for a fact that I hadn’t bought any ammo that was in the barn in the past 30 years.

Just searching in the internet, I found that the bucket of Thunderbolts were from about 1993.

I had no luck with the other boxes and I even contacted the Remington historian and they could tell me no more than around 1990-1993.

I have already used up all of this old ammo and it performed rather well. There might have been 25 total rounds that failed.

 

Free Advice for President Not Hillary,

Mr. President, while you are currently winning in control of the illegal immigration debate, please be very cautious.  Congressional Republicans have become experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Here’s the free advice:

Please take a page from President Reagan and bypass the media, speak directly to the American people and tell them that “The issue of illegal immigration is extremely complex and very important, so important that it should not be a tacked on feature to a continuing resolution.  This issue must be presented to the American electorate so that there is an open debate, rather than just cramming it down our throats.”

You can dress it up a little better.

Free advice is worth what you pay for it.

I am actually going to contradict myself here for a moment.

The issue of illegal immigration is rather simple:

ENFORCE THE CURRENT FUCKING LAWS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Not rocket surgery to figure that out.

The “DACA” issue is far more complex to which I do not have a simple solution to, but there cannot be a solution until the current laws are enforced.

Bacon Blasphemy !!!!

I love bacon, but this is just not cool:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/03/28/company-releases-new-bacon-flavored-condoms/#ixzz2OriHQTSs

Just when you though the bacon fad was fizzling out, J&D’s Foods –the same Seattle-based company that brought us the bacon coffin and bacon mayonnaise (all real products) — now has introduced Bacon Condoms that claims to “make your meat look like meat.”

As an added bonus, each condom is coated with its very own J&D’s baconlube.

From it press release: “Truly the new standard of animal protein themed prophylactics Bacon Condoms are proudly Made in America of the highest quality latex and rigorously tested to help ensure the utmost reliability and safety for when you’re makin’ Bacon.”

Pee Wee Vs. Elmo

I managed to take a few extra days off around Christmas and New Year’s, while flipping through the television channels, I made the mistake of stopping on a PBS station.  I unfortunately heard that whiney, annoying, high pitched Elmo voice.  I thought it to be very strange that I was hearing that voice because I recalled that Kevin Clash, voice for the whiney annoying Elmo, had been accused of an, ahem, “inappropriate relationship” with a young man:

http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/12/elmo-kevin-clash-sex-sesame-street-underage-boy-allegations/

“Kevin Clash — the man known as the voice of Elmo — has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, TMZ has learned … allegations Clash adamantly denies.

We’ve learned … Sesame Workshop lawyers recently met with a 23-year-old man who claims he and Clash began a sexual relationship 7 years ago … when he was 16 and Clash was 45. “

Eventually, that escalated to:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/elmo-hit-underage-sex-allegation-article-1.1208359

“A new lawsuit says puppeteer Kevin Clash seduced his third underage victim in a posh Manhattan love nest decorated with furry Elmo dolls and celebrity photos.

Clash, 52, plied the 16-year-old aspiring model with liquor and sweet talk after they met on a gay chat line in 2000, alleged the lawsuit filed Tuesday. It was the third time Clash has been hit with underage sex allegations in two weeks.”


Uh,oh, a pattern is developing

I was really quite surprised that with the Elmo character being associated with possible criminal activity, that the character was still being used.

Now, just for fun, let’s compare that to another “similar” issue:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000607/bio

“Now a genuine comedy-circuit star, he became a frequent guest of David Letterman and a favorite at Caroline’s in New York. In 1984, he sold out Carnegie Hall. He later auditioned for the cast of “Saturday Night Live” (1975), but when that didn’t turn out as planned, he started writing a feature-length screenplay for Pee-Wee to star in, and asked friend Tim Burton to direct. Released to wildly divergent reviews, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985), followed its star cross-country in a madcap search for his beloved, stolen bike. The $7 million picture ended up grossing $45 million. That following year, CBS which had been losing children’s audiences to cable programming, was interested in finding something to shore up its Saturday Morning lineup. The network company signed him to act/produce and to direct its live-action children’s program called “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” (1986). They doled out an eye-popping budget of $325,000 per episode – the same price as a prime- time sitcom. Reubens received complete creative control, albeit with three minor exceptions. During its five-year-run on CBS, he never appeared in general as himself. He even granted printed interviews in full Pee-Wee regalia.

The image of Pee-Wee was broken on July 26, 1991. On his summer vacation, Reubens was visiting his parents in Sarasota and sought escape from boredom by catching a showing of the X-rated film, Nurse Nancy. He fell victim to a police sting operation and was arrested for sex charges when detectives allegedly saw him playing with his private parts. He was released on $219 bail and nobody realized what had happened until somebody recognized him beneath his long hair and goatee. The media went berserk: ‘Kids show star arrested for indecent exposure’. Because of his behavior, CBS dropped the Playhouse and related merchandise was released from its shelves. He agreed to pay a $50 fine plus $85 in court costs to Sarasota County, and he produced a 30 second public service message for the Partnership For Drug-Free America commercial. As part of the deal, the county sealed all legal papers relating to the actor’s arrest and didn’t leave Reubens with a criminal record. The scandal marked the virtual death of Pee-Wee Herman. Reubens appeared as his favorite character for the last time at that Autumn’s MTV Music Video Awards. The enthusiastic reception was not surprising, as he had received 15 thousand supportive letters during his arrest. Regardless, he had recently made a promise not to play Pee-Wee anymore and used his arrest as a chance to portray other roles.”

The key part of that is what I remember the best.

“The media went berserk: ‘Kids show star arrested for indecent exposure’.”

I can remember a memory wipe of Pee-Wee that would have made Stalin or Mao proud.

All video tapes were pulled off the market; all Pee-Wee toys were disappeared from stores, an incredibly successful television show ended.

For what??  Masturbating in an ADULT MOVIE THEATER????

OK,  It’s not an activity that (a) I would suggest, (b) recommend, or (c) participate in, but let’s put it in context and compare to what Kevin Clash is accused of doing….

HAVING SEX WITH A MINOR !!!!!

For Christ’s sake, he works for a CHILDREN’S show.

And not just a children’s show, but one of the most respected and highly valued (by those who care)

So why is the Elmo character still on the air and being sold in stores?

http://hotnewsandphotos.com/?p=13215

“As it turns out Kevin Clash resigning from Sesame Street hasn’t appeared to hurt Elmo toy and video sales in the least.

In a quick and information study TMZ reached out to 20 retailers across the country to find out of Elmo was pulled from the shelves or if sales slowed following the Kevin Clash resignation and claims of sexual misconducted by a second man.

Not only were stores not pulling the Elmo toys and videos from their shelves, they in many cases didn’t have any in stock because of super high demand ahead of Christmas.

In fact employess in Florida, Texas, South Carolina and New York were largely unaware of the Kevin Clash controversy.”

Unaware??
Really??
It couldn’t be that Elmo is the golden jewel in the Sesame Street crown and if they did remove the character it would cost the left wing PBS propaganda machine millions of dollars. eh?
Amazing as to what liberals can get themselves worked into a tizzy about.

And shocking what they don’t.

Sex Sells

This is my second most viewed post:

https://bacontime.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/women-olympic-beach-volleyball-and-bikinis/

There is a political blog that I enjoy reading (http://theothermccain.com/) WARNING !!! If you are the type that avoid political topics, don’t go there !!

But he gives very detailed instructions about how to get 1,000,000 hits on your blog:

http://rsmccain.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-get-million-hits-on-your-blog-in.html

Rule #5 =  Sex !!!!!!!

Below are the searches that lead readers to my post about Olympic volleyball uniforms.

It’s important to note that the growth, expansion and technological advancement in the early days  of the internet were due to online porn and men looking for it.

Now, some of the search terms seem kind of “creepy”.

“close up snap shots of olympian vollyball women players free download”

“hot women beach volleyball close up pics”

“bending over shorts”

I did not make that post with the intent of deliberately drawing in readers.

The caveat is that when I did a “Google” image search, I think the term I used was “women’s beach volleyball”

Cops Use Sex Toy To Snare Alleged Prostitute

OK, when I read that headline I had the mental image of a vibrator at the end of a fishing line with the cops reeling in a hooker !!!!

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/09/20/cops-use-sex-toy-to-snare-alleged-prostitute/

“Police in undercover prostitution stings hear a lot of requests from suspects that are trying to determine if the customer is a cop or not.

But, one officer in Manatee County, Florida found a unique way to get around one prostitute’s test to see if he was a cop.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department, an undercover officer was working in a prostitution sting last week when he picked up a suspected prostitute.

The woman rode with the officer briefly and they stopped at a 7-11 for him to use an ATM. The officer said he threw three $20 bills out in the car and told her he only needed enough money to pick up some groceries.

According to the police report, the woman then asked undercover officer to expose himself. The officer asked if he could put on a condom first. He then exposed a “flaccid rubber replica of a penis and put a condom on it,” the police report said.

The woman began to perform oral sex on the fake phallus, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department. The officer said he then saw an opossum cross the road and slammed on the brakes, “causing the female to slide out of her seat and mildly into the dashboard.”

The officer then drove to another location and asked what the price was for her services. She finally revealed it was $20 for oral sex; when the officer approved of the price, the suspect was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies who were monitoring the entire incident.

She was later identified as Christina Vavra, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department.”

In no way do I condone prostitution, but it seems the police there are trying way to hard to arrest prostitutes.  I’m sure there would be plenty others to catch that didn’t require as much effort. (I really don’t like a lot of the stings that the police use)