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Re: What did you do this weekend?
« Reply #350 on: March 30, 2018, 03:06:50 pm »
3/24/2018
CDB at Ga Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawasee
for an 82 year old, Charlie still rocks!  (sorry about the crappy cell phone photo)
and then the drive home the next morning

Love the images of the road!  :thumbup1

My favourite kind of weather is when it is about 50 degrees, foggy, and sheets of mist so thin that they travel upwards in light currents of wind  :cool .
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #351 on: March 30, 2018, 06:51:25 pm »
    Love the images of the road!  :thumbup1

    My favourite kind of weather is when it is about 50 degrees, foggy, and sheets of mist so thin that they travel upwards in light currents of wind  :cool .
    It was an interesting drive home--on one hand; the time of year and weather meant we had the road practically to our selves---on the other hand; my truck is a 5 speed---it and my left knee were NOT happy by the time we made it down to flatter ground
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #352 on: April 21, 2018, 02:31:28 pm »
    I tried a crossword. Sort of.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #353 on: April 21, 2018, 03:40:42 pm »
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #354 on: April 21, 2018, 05:21:15 pm »
    So far, I've put a hole in a shovel with a 35t hydraulic jack trying to replace a support column in my basement that some fluffhead of a previous owner removed.

    Yayyyyyyyyyy.

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #355 on: April 21, 2018, 08:09:09 pm »
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #356 on: May 20, 2018, 03:42:26 pm »
    Mother's Day Weekend: painted 2 walls of the house, since we had some siding replaced due to rot (the old MDF stuff that started lawsuits... none of the previous owners replaced replaced it  :banghead ).

    This weekend: replaced the drive belt on the lawnmower yesterday, removed part of the wall in the basement so I can temporarily jack up the beam to add a permanent column, put that jack & temp column in place, bought a guitar*, mowed, weedwhacked, spread weed & feed (need a new seed spreader... this one sucks), dug up multitudes of sumac seedlings. 

    I hate that fluffing tree.

    If I'm lucky, the rest of the day will be shower, take my son to the park, dinner, and watch Atlanta United tonight from the comfort of the recliner.


    *a beater - '61 Harmony Stella parlor guitar... actually plays decent and sounds good, but direly needs some new, low-tension strings...

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #357 on: May 20, 2018, 05:45:40 pm »
    Went to a tiny local comic convention (in the most literal sense: it was almost completely focused on comic books & comic collecting) that was kind of meh. Not all that well organized, though I suspect the organizers got shafted by the venue (though listing the wrong address on the website was definitely the org's fault).

    On the upside, I finally took my first step into a larger world and joined the 501st Legion.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #358 on: May 20, 2018, 05:48:35 pm »
    Went to a tiny local comic convention (in the most literal sense: it was almost completely focused on comic books & comic collecting) that was kind of meh. Not all that well organized, though I suspect the organizers got shafted by the venue (though listing the wrong address on the website was definitely the org's fault).

    On the upside, I finally took my first step into a larger world and joined the 501st Legion.


     :hmm Gonna post pics of your costumes?
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #359 on: May 20, 2018, 06:06:48 pm »
    I will when I actually put it together. I confess that I haven't started yet.

    I joined the local garrison's web forum and was approved as a "Cadet" in their "Academy." It's a mentoring program where you're paired up with a veteran member who helps guide you through the process of creating your first costume and getting it approved by the Legion.

    This is what my first costume is going to be: a TIE Fighter Reserve Pilot



    I went with that one because it serves as the basis a whole bunch of other costumes: two different TIE Pilot costumes (ANH and ROTJ), the Imperial Gunner (which has six different approved armor variations),the Navy Trooper, and the Bridge Crewman are the ones I remember off the top of my head, so I won't have to start completely from scratch if/when I decide to create another costume.

    The Bridge Crewman actually has fewer components than the Reserve Pilot, so that may have been a better starting point, but Pilots get to carry blasters!
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #360 on: May 20, 2018, 06:55:24 pm »
    Did a lot of sleeping since I was working night shift last week.   Today I went and tried out my new Dan Wesson.  It was a good purchase.  Shooting .38 Special out of it feels like a .22, and the .357s aren't too bad either.   Accuracy was also very good.  Also saw they had another new one in the case for $1099.  Glad I was able to pick up mine for half that!

    I also made a stop at Thunderbird Tactical.  There was an article in the paper a few days ago saying they were running into financial problems and were getting foreclosed on.   They were doing a massive liquidation sale this weekend to try and get some funds to restructure.    Unfortunately, it was mostly picked clean by the time I got there today.   There were only a handful of rifles left and a few handguns.  Should have stopped in yesterday or Friday.  It's sad to see them go under, but I suspected this might ultimately happen when they opened a few years ago.  They just overextended themselves building a fancy new facility.  Wichita has also seen a bit of a gun store boom the past decade, so there was a lot of competition out there.   There just isn't a big enough market for as many stores/ranges as we had.   


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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #361 on: May 28, 2018, 07:23:06 pm »
    Corralled these three miscreants... er, I mean aided Lord Vader and two fine examples of the Imperial Armed Forces as they marched in a local Memorial Day Parade.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #362 on: May 28, 2018, 07:33:01 pm »
    My family puts flags out at the cemetery where most of my kinfolks are buried. We put little flags on all the graves of the Veterans of the various wars. We just do the whole cemetery as it seems disrespectful to just do our family and relations. It is getting hard to find little confederate flags anymore for the folks that fought for the south.
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #363 on: May 28, 2018, 09:55:31 pm »
    The SJWs would have us believe that the one and only symbolism of the confederate flag is RACIZZM and hate.  Some (most now?) flag companies wont even make them, from what I have heard.  They don't want the risk of being associated.

    Then again, if I were to want to put little Nazi flags on the graves of relatives that fought for the Reich, people would lose their s___. (and in Germany, I would be arrested)  So it is all but a matter of perspective.

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    « Reply #364 on: May 28, 2018, 11:57:06 pm »
    Agreed.  The education establishment in this country stopped teaching history a long time ago in favor of stereotypical fairy tales that have little to do with actual events.
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    « Reply #365 on: May 29, 2018, 01:51:47 pm »
    The SJWs would have us believe that the one and only symbolism of the confederate flag is RACIZZM and hate.  Some (most now?) flag companies wont even make them, from what I have heard.  They don't want the risk of being associated.

    Then again, if I were to want to put little Nazi flags on the graves of relatives that fought for the Reich, people would lose their s___. (and in Germany, I would be arrested)  So it is all but a matter of perspective.

    Sadly, the KKK, neo-Nazis and red neck "mothers" (you know what I mean) have co-opted the Confederate Battle Flag, turned it into a symbol of hatred, and robbed it of its historical significance.  With that theft was stolen collective memory of the duty, honor, and valor of those young men who fought for the Confederacy.   

    I do not wish to harm my many African-American friends, so I, as a native Mississippian,  have joined with many others in supporting the removal of the battle flag from our official state flag.  But, in doing so, I also acknowledge that I and my wife are graduates of the University of Mississippi.  As alums we do remember the real reason the University for many years was associated with that flag.

    On July 3, 1863 in Gettysburg, PA, at the conclusion of the famous or infamous so-called Pickett's Charge, (more properly Pickett-Pettigrew-Tremble Charge), only one combat unit is honored by the National Park Service with two monuments.  That is the 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia.

    Company A of the 11th Mississippi was comprised of the student body of the University of Mississippi.  They all enlisted en mass and were transported east to Virginia and had fought under Lee throughout the various campaigns and battles up until that fateful day.  Company A was the only unit on the battle field for either side that sustained 100% casualties.

    To honor those valiant fallen students the University adopted, not the Battle Flag in general, but specifically the Regimental Colors of the 11th Mississippi, as the official emblem of the school.   This is contrary to the assertion that it was an act of defiance against having lost the war or against Reconstruction or the freeing of slaves.

    To be sure, there was plenty of hatred and bigotry in Mississippi during my childhood and young adult life.  We struggled to find a way forward and through our racial sins during and after the Civil Rights Movement.  We have made enormous progress. 

    The University ditched the flag many years ago as a part of that healing process.  We also have abandoned the moving "From Dixie with Love" trilogy performed for decades by the marching band at football games.  There is still work to be done, much more.

    Yet, when I see that flag displayed in its proper historical context, I think of the regimental colors of the 11th Mississippi, its connection with my alma mater, and those students who gave their all on that day.   I do not consider myself a bigot for drawing that association. 

    I do not believe there is another institution of higher learning anywhere in America that lost its entire student body on a single day in combat.  I despise the cause for which they fought, but mourn them as much on Memorial Day as I do those who fought under the American flag.
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    « Reply #366 on: May 29, 2018, 02:09:06 pm »
    As do all who know the story.  There is no shortage ( and there never has been ) of ignorant commentary and occasionally stupidity crystallized into action by those whose knowledge of duty, honor and valor are confined to the dictionary. 

    Thank you for posting this and refusing to let the story of those young men fade from our national consciousness. 
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    Re: What did you do this weekend?
    « Reply #367 on: May 30, 2018, 11:50:49 am »
    Memorial Day weekend was the first Farmers Market here, so the boss is now working every Saturday and Wednesday...  Her market truck blew a head gasket a few weeks ago, so we bought her a new to us truck.  It needed a bed cover, so when I got home from working out of town I finished building a canopy for it.  I will attach some pics in a bit.
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    « Reply #368 on: June 07, 2018, 05:57:36 pm »
    Not a "this weekend" so, sort of outside the thread, but noteworthy.

    June 6 (yesterday) was another D-Day remembrance.  As part of a group sponsoring about a dozen or so (16 this time) such WWII vets still with us, I took my 91 year old dad to the D-Day ceremony at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.   

    We've been a couple times, but not on D-Day, itself, until yesterday. Quite a treat.  The respect and honor given to WWII vets in that building, any time they are there, but especially on that day, is heartwarming and affirming of the values of still held by most of our fellow Americans.   I salute them.

    My dad served in the Navy on Okinawa.  The guy next to us most of the day (who also attends our church) was a Navy pilot in the Pacific Theatre.  He flew Corsairs from the deck of an aircraft carrier (the first USS Coral Sea).  Saw a lot of action.  I can't imagine what it must have been like to try to land a shot up plane on the pitching deck of that carrier in the dark and survive all those sorties to talk about it.

    It is humbling to be around these guys.  They are normally very quiet until among their peers, then they open up.  My dad is the big guy in the bright red shirt on the left side of the back row. The Corsair pilot is on the back row, second from the right, wearing a light blue jump suit, in this particular photo.  Note the Navy nurse on the front row.

    As a very proud son, I was a part of the group putting this visit together and took this photo to remember the occasion.  While there are many reasons to visit New Orleans, I can think on none better than to visit this incredible museum and to thank those guys for their service, not just to our country, but to the world  We are losing them fast, now.

     
    « Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 06:34:55 pm by Mississippi556 »
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    « Reply #369 on: June 07, 2018, 10:24:05 pm »
    Here are the promised pics.
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    « Reply #370 on: June 08, 2018, 01:29:45 pm »
    Looks pretty good.  Is the whole thing covered in a screen mesh? 
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    « Reply #371 on: June 08, 2018, 02:37:36 pm »
    Looks more like a clear corrugated poly panel of some sort.
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    « Reply #372 on: June 09, 2018, 12:40:48 am »
    Could be.  One pic it looks like mesh to me and the other more like a plastic sheet material.   :shrug
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    « Reply #373 on: June 09, 2018, 03:09:21 pm »
    It is a triple layer poly carbonate.   
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    « Reply #374 on: June 09, 2018, 03:15:58 pm »
    Got it.  Mesh didn't really make sense to me but on my screen the pics looked a lot like it so I asked. 
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