Never forget, even for an instant, that the one and only reason anybody has for taking your gun away is to make you weaker than he is, so he can do something to you that you wouldn't allow him to do if you were equipped to prevent it. This goes for burglars, muggers, and rapists, and even more so for policemen, bureaucrats, and politicians.
--Alexander Hope

Stuck on Roof for Katrina

Monday, June 29, 2009

A new Low in Louisiana Politics

I couldn't believe my eyes & ears when I saw this on the internet but yes Representative Barbara Norton of Shreveport has brought us to a new Low. She's the one who ushered rapper Hurricane Chris Dooley to the House floor to perform his big hit "Halle Berry (She's Fine)."
Oh my gosh, where to begin? First, I'll give those in the House the benefit of the doubt and assume they didn't have a clue as to what Hurricane Chris was rapping about (I sure didn't), and so that's why they didn't cut him and his clueless sponsor off at the knees right then and there.But it didn't take long for the rest of us and the rest of the civilized world to get hip to the words to this awful, degrading and despicable song which is now another dubious part of the Louisiana legislative record and Internet Hot List. . They are not for the faint of heart or anyone with a shred of intelligence. They feature the b word (two b words, actually), the a word, the t word, the p word, the s word of course the n word and lots more.

For Representative Norton, I bestow the i word. Irresponsible. She stood there like a proud mama while this young man embarrassed himself and his state. Both owe Ms. Berry, all women, and the people of Louisiana a formal apology.

To deliberately hijack our lawmakers' time to somehow honor this kid is an insult, especially to all the citizens of Louisiana, black, white and otherwise, who have legitimately done so many things really worthy of honor. IMHO she is a piece of Trash & should be thrown out of her office check out the video for yourself



No wonder we have the problems we do,they can't get Lawmaking straight but have time for this crap, when will this shit end,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

screwing us a little at a time

It's come to my attention that the corporations are pinching us again.I use propane as a alternate fuel in emergency's,so It really pissed me off to read the following article.
Propane suppliers quietly reduce size of refills

Ed Andrieski / Associated Press
Retired lawyer Stuart Barr picks up a tank of propane at a Home Depot store in Denver. He was not aware that the volume of the gas in the tanks had changed. “It’s a price increase,” he said. “I’m a great believer in full disclosure. Give me the information.”
Associated Press
2:56 PM PDT, May 22, 2009

Backyard grillers may get a little steamed this holiday weekend when buying refilled propane tanks: They will be getting less fuel for their money than last Memorial Day.

When oil prices soared in 2008, propane suppliers quietly reduced by two pounds the amount of gas pumped into each 20-pound tank, saying they wanted to avoid raising prices.
Since then, propane prices have been cut in half as the price of oil has dropped. But smaller refills are still being sold nationwide by many dealers, and most buyers are unaware because the tank is the same size.

"It's a price increase," retired lawyer Stuart Barr said Friday as he swapped a tank at a Home Depot store in Denver. "I'm a great believer in full disclosure. Give me the information."

The problem, consumers say, is that no one tells them they're getting less propane. Companies have adopted similar practices in the packaging of coffee, sugar and laundry detergent.
"I'm not surprised," said Tammi Dorsey of Denver. Carrying a tank of propane from a store Friday, initially unaware that she got less this time.

For the past year, tank exchanges at retail stores have generally cost $20 to $25. For a few bucks less, consumers can take their tanks to some stores to get them refilled instead of exchanging them. Those refills usually contain the full amount of fuel allowed by law.

Until last year, Blue Rhino and Amerigas, two major suppliers, put 17 to 18 pounds of propane in each 20-pound tank. Tanks should not be filled completely for safety reasons.

About a year ago, that amount was cut to 15 pounds to save consumers a price hike, Blue Rhino spokesman Chris Hartley said.

"There are a number of companies in different industries across the country addressing product packaging, just because of the soaring costs," he said.

Last year, all energy costs increased sharply, as did the price of steel used in tanks. Crude prices soared past $100 per barrel at the start of 2008 and climbed toward $150 by July. Propane futures hit $1.95 per gallon in the same month.

Those prices have all fallen this year, which would suggest bigger profits for propane distributors.

Hartley would not say if there were plans to return propane refills to the same levels as before the 2008 price spikes, but he did say that energy markets remain volatile.

In the last year, propane futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange have dropped from about $1.73 per gallon to just above 71 cents. They have climbed 11 cents since January.

Retailers who offer propane say they have not increased the volume of fuel in each tank because propane companies have not reduced prices.

Home Depot, which offers propane tank exchanges, said cutting the amount of propane in 20-pound tanks was an industrywide measure.

There have been no customer complaints, spokeswoman Jean Niemi said.

But Jose Rivera of Denver did the math in his head and concluded that the extra money spent on propane could have helped pay for other cookout supplies.

"That's some steaks," he said.

Be sure to get your tanks refilled at a store that weighs the tanks,at least you are getting what you pay for.

ALCU BLOWS!!!



These Assholes need to have their ass's kicked for this.And the asshole that is offended needs to be in Iraq & maybe he would appreciate what's going on. If I didn't live so far away I would go & tear the wood off of that cross NOW!! Might still do it when I get some vacation time.What is this country coming to? Everyone needs to sound off on this. Thanks to Mayberry for bringing it to our attention. God help us ALL.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

shooting... close & personal

I recently read a post by carteach0 that covered a important point in self defence- close & personal, It would be in everyone's best interest to practice this drill to be ready for the 4 legged wolves that we all cross paths with at some time or another. check it out here ...

Prep on all..............

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Success!!




Well I must say it sure is nice when a plan comes together.Bayou gal has been doing a great job keeping after the garden & we are enjoying the fruits of our Labor. I'm not big on veggies but I must say everything out of the garden is great,And the Creole Tomatoes are FANTASTIC!! I hope everyone's garden is working out as well . Get prepping.........