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Monday, January 30, 2012


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Good Morning

Go Ahead ... You know these words

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thank You

Good News Today! If you look along the right hand sidebar. You will notice a picture of Dave in PB with my very good friend Miss J. Got a call first thing this morning saying her Daughter Lee has returned from her first tour in Afganistan. She's in Germany now and will be arriving home by Wednesday. I wish I could be there.

UPDATE: I don't know how she got home so quickly. Lee Marie has arrived. Welcome Home Sweetie!

Pro Bowl Weekend Babe

Patriots Cheerleader Jessica

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nice Rides

1968 L88 Corvette

The biggest and baddest Corvette of them all was the L88 built from 1967 to 1969. What set this car apart was a comprehensive racing package that included the big block V8 with solid-lifters and Can-Am-spec cylinder heads. This was the same unit that powered the red, white and blue Sunray DX racer to a class victory at the 1967 12 Hours of Sebring and was later offered in a factory road car straight from the St. Louis, Missouri assembly line.

The story of the L88 beings with the introduction of Zora Arkus-Duntov to Chevrolet. Duntov was the first to motivate Chevrolet to install a manual transmission and larger engine into the Corvette, turning the 1956 version into a genuine sports car. Duntov would later convince GM to race and upgrade the Corvette into the L88 with motivation from Don Yenko and the Sunray DX Motorsports team. To make the car eligible for SCCA A-Production and FIA GT events, the L88 had to be a standard factory option so GM quietly offered it to the public.

As an option code on the 1967 to 1969 models, L88 was an almost secret offering. Chevrolet actively discouraged L88 orders from dealerships and the public. Just what was all the fuss about? The L88 was capable of 171 mph at Le Mans and sported more than 500 horsepower. It was developed for the track and never intended as a boulevard cruiser.

The L88 was first offered to teams such as Sunray DX Motorsports who contested Corvettes in events such as the Sebring and Daytona. Packed with factory competition hardware, the L88 package was an ordering option that made the Corvette a pure race car. Only 20 cars were made in 1967, largely for racing, but nearly 200 L88s were ordered on the C3 platform.

At the heart of the L88 package was a 427 similar only in block casting to the big-block engine first offered in 1966. After two years of development, almost every other component was reconsidered for power and racing endurance. The engines were all built at the Tonawanda, New York plant and featured the CanAm-spec aluminum heads with 2.19-inch intake and 1.84-inch exhaust valves.

At almost half the price of the L88 engine, the L71 officially appeared to offer the same performance at a marked discount. However, GM was fudging the numbers to keep the L88s off the road, making the L88 essentially the hidden, more potent, option. The L88 even donned a warning sticker on the center console that emphasized only racing fuel was adequate for the large valves and radical timing. While the L71 and L88 shared the same displacement, L88's took the big-block theme a step further by adding a strengthened crankshaft, 12.5:1 pistons, solid lifter, cold air induction and a 850 CFM dual feed Holley carburetor.

As with any racing car, the L88 left out the fan shroud, choke and often, the heating system. With its exhaust removed, and running on racing fuel, the L88 was capable of 600 horsepower which was more than enough to take class victory at the 1967 Sebring 12 Hours. On the road, and far above GM's 435 bhp figure, the L88 can claim anywhere from 550 to 570 horsepower in production trim

That's Just Funny

Hookers and Booze "Light em if ya got em"

Worlds Dumbest Bank Robber

He's watching the door or something and gets bored.
Then Shoots Self in Foot

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Good News

All This and nine fewer pirates in Somalia.

UPDATE: Rantburg has the Headline of the Day
SEALS Spring two, Bag Nine

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Nice Rides

1970 Hemi Cuda

Dodge went with big-car styling cues for its new pony, Plymouth favored a certain economy of line. The Barracuda may have looked lean, but with the right engine, it could be very mean. And no muscle car was meaner than the 1970 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda.

Sporting derivations again were 'Cudas and featured five hot V-8s, from the sharp 275-bhp 340 and flexible 335-bhp 383, to the imposing 375-bhp four-barrel 440 and the brutal 390-bhp 440+6. Atop the list: the merciless 425-bhp 426 Hemi.

Plymouth knew the big-blocks' mission, and gave the 440 and Hemi 'Cudas a suspension tailored to heavy-metal acceleration. They had no aft stabilizer bar, but their rear leaf springs numbered five on the right, six on the left, with thicknesses chosen to equalize tire loads in hole shots. Wheel hop was negligible, but careless starts would still send the skins (F70x14s on 440s, F60x15s on Hemis) up in smoke.

The Barracuda rode a two-inch shorter wheelbase than the Challenger, though its body dimensions were the same. The 'Cuda's standard hood had phony intakes, but the functional shaker scoop was included with the Hemi and was a $97 option on other 'Cudas. Mopar gave the Hemi hydraulic lifters for '70, so it was easier to maintain and, according to some testers, had improved low-rpm power. Some also were impressed with the Hemi car's handling, though others said it was hopelessly nose-heavy. All agreed that ordering the optional 11.3-inch front disc brakes was a smart move. But which 'Cuda was quickest?

Play Stupid Games Win Stupid Prizes

via Rantburg

Pakistan - Two militants were killed BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS in a bomb blast in Zakakhel Banjwal area of Khyber Agency on Sunday, sources said.

They said that the militants were planting a bomb under a bridge at Zakakhel Banjwal on Landi Kotal Road when it went off, killing both of them instantly. The identity of the killed militants could not be ascertained immediately.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

During a Crisis ...

via American Digest

Trusting these two with anything more than the time of day is done at your own peril.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Nice Rides

1969 Chevelle SS

The Chevelle SS represented Chevrolet's entry into the muscle car battle. Early 1964 and 1965 Chevelles had a Malibu SS badge on the rear quarter panel. Chevelles with the mid-1965 Z16 option priced at US$1,501 in 1965,[1] had the emblem on the front fender, as well as distinct in-house style numbers, 737 for the hardtop, 767 for the convertible.[2] The $162 Super Sport package was available on the upscale Malibu two-door hardtop and convertible models, the option added special exterior brightwork with SS emblems and the 14-inch full-disc wheel covers from the Impala SS. Inside, the vinyl bucket-seat interior featured a floor console for models equipped with the optional Muncie aluminum four-speed-manual or Powerglide two-speed automatic instead of the standard three-speed manual. Malibu SS also got a four-gauge cluster in place of engine warning lights, and a dash-mounted tachometer was optional. The available 283-cubic-inch four-barrel V8 engine rated at 220-horsepower was the same rating as the 1957 Chevy Power-Pak 283 engine.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Have a Good Weekend


Put Down the Cold Drinks First

Then go visit Adrienne for a minute.


So being able to purchase less expensive oil from a friendly source.
A project that that could create thousands of Jobs
They're all union jobs but still viable shovel ready positions.
Three years of studies to prove it's inconsequential to the environment.

And Andrew Sullivan thinks I'm Dumb
There is a word for this ... For some reason SCOAMF comes to mind.

Happy Friday

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Weekly Groove

via BOB

In An Equal Opportunity Approach to Sarcasm
MaryJaneAnklestraps has identified The Wookie's choice of dress fabric. I don't know why I haven't met this girl before. She's a laugh riot.

Monday, January 16, 2012


Go ... Read via Lady Liberty
Rep Allen West (R-FL): "The Marines were wrong. Give them a maximum punishment under field grade level Article 15 (non-judicial punishment), place a General Officer level letter of reprimand in their personnel file, and have them in full dress uniform stand before their Battalion, each personally apologize to God, Country, and Corps videotaped and conclude by singing the full US Marine Corps Hymn without a teleprompter."

“As for everyone else, unless you have been shot at by the Taliban, shut your mouth, war is hell.”

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Good Morning

Let this be our prayer.

I pray You’ll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer
When we lose our way

Lead us to a place
Guide us with Your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bought a Gun Today

Fairly Recent Ruger 10/22 ... She's a beauty

This would explain the warm feeling all inside right now

Thursday, January 12, 2012


A Letter from a 21 Year Old Conservative Woman.
Put me in charge of food stamps. I’d get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho’s, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I’d do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal legations. Then, we’ll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a “government” job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..”

Before you write that I’ve violated someone’s rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin their “self esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.

AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.

Now, if you have the guts – PASS IT ON…

Learning to Speak Democrat

Who Knew

Epic Rap Battle Tebow ~ Brady

Sorta NSFW - Language

Smoking Hot!

Hottest Conservative Women of 2012

Shut the Front Door

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Why Do I Continue?

Because It's Important. I am inspired everyday by fellow bloggers and writers like Adrienne, Pissed, Lady Liberty, SondraK, The Curmudgeon, Proof, Raging Dave, Big Fur, Polifrog The Republican Mother and all americans that call themselves patriots. And for the one whom will remain nameless on this blog. Rhymes with slawkins.

A while back I had a chat with my own father last May, during a visit back east for my nephew's wedding. "Life is not the least bit fair," he had said. "Think clearly, be deliberate in your actions." "Understand the consequences." Most of all he told me to be careful. It was the same chat I had with my son before he passed.

I won't ever quit. I am Dave in PB ~ A Patriot

A Youth Writing Contest

For my Dear Friend Mary

My sister and I have recently organized a Memorial Scholarship Foundation in memory of my son Ian as well. Details soon.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Peace Be With You

I have made peace with the loss of my son finally. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for my family this past week. The Eucharist and memorial for my Ian were beautiful and well attended by family and friends. I went to the early service yesterday at Saint Davids I gave my confession, was blessed with forgiveness and took Holy Communion. I found my peace there.
Yesterday was my first peaceful day in over a week.

I have not grieved yet for my son. So many arrangements had to be made. There was no time. It may yet happen I've been told. Right now it's peaceful and I thank you all.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I don't know why God makes it so difficult to change a boy into a man. He was a very sweet boy trying to make his way through. I saw him last Tuesday at dinner. On the way home to his mother's house we spoke briefly about how important it is to make correct choices. We only get one chance with the life we are given and if he could just make though this weirdness that is thirteen years old he would be fine. It takes some time but God does a fine job of making men out of boys. I dropped him off with his brother and The last I saw of him was a glimpse in the rear view mirror. I will never forget that "I love you Dad" were the last words I heard from him.

My dear sweet son Ian has died. Peacefully they say in his sleep. I am Heartbroken. I don't know what else to do at the moment. Prayers please if you don't mind. I'll miss my Ian.