Monday, November 26, 2012

Who would have thought ???

I arrived back home yesterday from a stay with family over Thanksgiving, I always drive back roads coming home due to the traffic on the interstate after the holiday. We stopped at a little road side stand in Georgia and bought some pecans and homemade jellies and jams

after our purchase Mrs Duke asked to use their bathroom and was pointed to these fine facilities outside, it was actually fairly upscale considering it had a "maw" and "paw" room. The little low area between the two is the hand sink.

Anyway it was good to be in our own bed again. I did turn on the TV for a few minuets and saw a commercial for a web site which was collecting funds to help victims from tropical storm Sandy, Who would have thought this would be possible, I mean I was truly shocked and disillusioned that government had failed so miserably that they had to resort to public begging on TV to help these poor people. What is really sad is these poor souls had such hope when they voted for 0bama he would not treat them like this, it is worse than Hurricane Katrina. I would send them some homemade jams but they would probably throw it away because it was not processed in a government approved facility.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend.

I am sorry my friends, I have been out of pocket and out of internet service for a few days due to being in the mountains with friends and family this thanksgiving. Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Will post more later. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

And we wonder.

 We often wonder what made government turn out the way it did, I am reminded of a speech given by John Adams to the military in 1798 where he warned his fellow countrymen stating, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." 
This I believe is telling because if you think about it this is the reason we have to keep adding laws to our books because people with no morals are not fit to govern themselves. I have no problem with a moral, upstanding person owning a fully auto M60 or  even an RPG however I don't think I like the idea of the local  Black Panther Party or the neighborhood crack dealer owning one.
By the same token there is nothing in the constitution about not beating your wife or not sexual abusing children because the the founding fathers never thought we would have turned into such a debase society.
Just Dukes two cents worth.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Gun Show.

Those who was reading Senior's post know we had a gun show Saturday, I actually expected a bumper crowd and extra high prices, I was surprised it was not as bad as I anticipated, maybe it was because it was mainly collectors and military buffs and the facility was large but there was bargains to be had but you had to know what to look for.

I picked up this stock for my 'United Postal Meter' M1 Carbine for $15. (The old one was messed up before I got it years ago)
Not a bad deal considering it still had the but plate and all attaching hardware.

I have always had a fondness for old revolvers and found this Victory model S&W  38 Special for $200 (after haggling over the price), the bluing is very worn but the action is good and not worn out. I may clean it up and re-blue it and use it as a shooter. 

It had some stag handle grips which I will use on something else however the numbers all match on the rest of the gun. The Victory models are basically a pre-model 10, primarily in 38 special (some were made in 38 S&W) produced during WWII for security work, the military and many were loaned to the Allies and returned after the war, they are getting to be collectible.

File Photo
 The easy way to spot these is the lanyard ring however many were removed after the war and the holes plugged to make them look civilian along with different grips installed but the other tell tail sign is the "V" prefix in the serial number.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Guns, Beginners Guide

As a public service I thought I would include this beginners guide to guns.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Romney wins election

It is strange they claim 3,000,000 less Republicans voted for Romney than McCain in 2008 , maybe this is the reason, military absentee ballots delivered one day late would have swung election for-Romney
I hope this is not true, I need a good day.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's Starting To Happen !

I have often said when things start going bad and times get tough it will separate the men from the boys and the weak from the strong. Some people like to be on a winning team and when it looks like a team may be winning they are quick to jump on the wagon .I have speculated many times about these 'mall ninjas' who act big and talk tough but if weapons were illegal they would be standing in line to turn them in rather than risk prison, well we are not to that stage yet however after the election I am reading blogs and emails from people saying we should accept the fact the American people have spoken and we should all get behind 0bama and help him, as far as I am concerned that is wrong, I will not help someone who I believe is undermining our values and freedoms. If a rattle snake got into my child's crib I would not say "well I guess we should try and understand it's needs and work with it" no! I would dispatch it and discard it in the garbage. I will not try and work with those who fundamentally disagree with our founding government. 0bama is not a friend of the US, he has apparently fooled many into thinking he is trying to help us and work for our good. If he was wanting to help us he would have approved the Canada pipeline construction, if he wanted to help us he would not have spent his first 2 years (with Dem's controlling the Senate and Congress) passing a health care bill nobody really wanted and we have yet to see how that will cripple our economy. I have lived in countries with "free" health care and most of their expenses are taxes, that is why tourists come here and buy Levis for $35 or $45 instead of $145 in their country... or they pay $9 for a gallon of gas instead of $3.40 but whoopee they have "free healthcare" In case you have not heard, NOTHING IS FREE and nothing the government does is cheep or efficient. The closest thing the government does well is the military but it by no means is cheep, anyone who has served can attest to the screwed up way the military operates much of the time.
0bama was not raised American, even if he was born here he was raised in anti American countries and raised by Anti American parents and grandparents and tutored by communists and terrorists (don't even try and argue against these facts, it's too well documented) he is on a crusade to destroy our economy or at the very best turn us into Europe with all it's socialism. I will not accept that he is good hearted and needs time to work things out, he has said he wants to fundamentally transform our country,  he wants revenge on the United States for our 'oppressing' other nations. (he actually said before the last election voting for him was the best way to get revenge) That scares me, revenge for what? I take great offense to him thinking America has treated other nations wrong (as he said on his first 'apology tour' overseas) America has sacrificed over 350,000 in WWI and over 1,000,000 in WWII I think that alone makes up for 'wrong' he may think we have caused.
I, like many of you have held security clearances for the US Government and know the questions and documentation you need for all your friends, family and acquaintances overseas to make sure you are not even friendly with anti-government sources, therefore I find it totally appalling that we have a imposter living in the White House who could never pass a security clearance and yet considers himself Commander in Chief.  If Bush had miss pronounced "Navy Corpsman" do you think he would have been labeled a total idiot ?....I think you know the answer to that.
Have we all forgotten the way our ambassador was slaughtered in Libya because 0bama was afraid to see dead Muslims in the street before the election. Have we forgotten the tripling of our debt in the last four years, have we forgotten the health care debacle. The list is endless, he has heaped more grief and misery and debt on us than we and our grandchildren will ever be free of.
I for one will not try to 'get along' with him and his policies, I will not bend to his anti-American views and laws against the Constitution. I for one (by the grace of God) will not be known for how much I could bend over to get along with the enemy but rather by how tall and straight I could stand against tyranny.
Now that I have had time to reflect maybe I am wrong. I think Hitler would have turned out OK if the Jewish people had gotten behind him and maybe worked with him more. So lets all hold hands and sing.
I guess those who support 0bama would have been in the group who were against our rebellion with England in 1776 because after all we were against the policies of our own government. It is funny to me how people like Hillary Clinton can say they were patriots for opposing George Bush but somehow now we are not.  
Is there one person out there who can tell me they would be satisfied if 0bama could re-write our constitution anyway he wanted, if you said yes you are not a friend of this great country if you say no......enough said, I made my point.
As a great man once said "The only way for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing."

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

I would like to thank all of our Veterans for your service, even though Google did not see fit to honor veterans on this day on their home page I appreciate your service. The most forgotten of our vets are the ones who served in Vietnam, welcome home brothers, we are proud of you.
 We are proud of all our vets, men and women.

God bless our veterans.

Update, Sometime after I posted this at 0830 Google updated their page to show a tribute, I guess someone at Google reads ole Duke.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sounding off

In the past I have hated telemarketers, I have caller ID and I screen my calls  to avoid them but that has changed, I now find myself eager to take their calls. Here is how one went yesterday.

Ring, Ring,
(me) Hello.
(caller) Hello I am from the XYZ insurance, would you like to purchase an extended warranty on your car.
(me) I am glad you called, normally I would like to purchase the extended warranty but after yesterday when 0bama was re-elected I am cutting out all extra spending and saving it for harder times ahead, but thanks for calling.

You would not believe how good it felt to vent just a little.  I mention this because if we all did this it would be a way to get many to realize that elections have consequences. Some employers are laying off employees to save money and this is my way to get word out to the dumb masses that their lives just got harder.
I think it is a perfect way to get rid of junk calls, especially people looking for a donation, just explain in your own words that 0bama wants to supply the "womb to the tomb" care for everybody and there is no need for you to donate anymore, then hang up before they have a chance to come back with a response.
I am sure you can come up with other clever responses.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What Has Changed ?

To say I was disappointed last night with the election results would be an understatement, maybe it is the beginning of the end but I refuse to roll over without a fight. I love this country I do not love the Government, I love the Constitution I do not love all the stupid laws which go against the Constitution, so what has changed? nothing really, we still have a government which does not care to protect the Constitution, this has been doing on since FDR, maybe with a little more gusto at times but nevertheless it has been under attack ever since.
It is hard to believe that half of this country is either too lazy to provide for themselves, or are painfully stupid and unable to see the truth or are just flat out enemies of this country (by default they are enemies of this country)
It is also hard to fathom that we may see some new Supreme Court justices in the next four years but what has changed?  I may be in contempt of the court but what else is new, I have nothing but contempt for the court.
The government may pass all kinds of new laws for me to abide your point is??? I don't abide by their stupid laws now so what would make me start all of a sudden. You think if Romney was elected I would stop carrying concealed when I vote or go to the bank?
0bama is sadly delusional if he thinks he can make me do anything different, in fact the Congress, Senate, Supreme Court, Local or State governments etc are all high on dope if they think I will change the way I live my life, I have my God and the Constitution as my guide, I will continue to live as a free man, I refuse to 'change' or move 'forward'
  You can cross this country from one end to the other from California to NY and from Florida to Alaska and find graves of people who died to keep us great for over 200 years. You can point to the graves and say there lies a true patriot who made the choice to give his (or her) life to keep us free. It may be necessary one day but I would be proud to add my grave stone to the list.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

November Surprise? You Decide

Disclamer... This is not to be construed in anyway to be racist. 
 Being a somewhat semi-serious observer I just go where the leads take me.

Today is election day and there has been much speculation about 0bama's origin and birthplace etc.

This past weekend while visiting Jekyll Island I stumbled across some evidence and thought I would let you decide for yourself what this means........ Is this the smoking gun as to his origin?
The picture to the right appears to be a young 0bama and is at the Jekyll Island Museum.

My friend Rebel found this in the bookstore.
Coincidence ?................ I wonder.

Note, I did not make this up......Just saying.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Island Blog Campout

This past weekend a few of us good friends went camping on Jekyll Island in the coastal region of South Georgia, amount us was  Senior and JUGM
We had invited  Stephen  but he was not able to attend, of course we did not talk trash about him regardless of any ugly rumors which may get back to him.
Jekyll  Island is a fascinating place for those who like history, it was only accessible by boat and until the mid 1950's but in the late 1800's it was the winter getaway for the most wealthy in America. Families like the Rockefellers, Goodyears, Fords etc would arrive via steam boat to this island paradise to hunt, fish, golf etc. It is said when they got together for a banquet they represented almost 20% of the wealth in the entire world.

 It was abandoned before WWII and the State of Georgia took it over and it is now a State Park, there is however hotels, restaurants, private residents and a campground on the island which is only about 5 or 6 miles long and maybe 1 mile wide average.

The "Jekyll Island Club" as it was called had a big club house which is still a hotel and actually very reasonably priced.
 Last I heard room could be had for about $100 per night, about the same as the Holiday inn and Comfort inn on the island.

Another example of one of their modest winter 'cottages'
The church on the island is still used and many weddings conducted here.

There are carriage rides and tours available as well where you learn a lot of history and are able to go into some of the homes, I have done it a few times in the past.

This is the old infirmary which is now a book store and gift shop.
There is however quite a few shops on the island.

There are miles of bike and walking trails.
This is the location of the original pier they would have used.
The "Club House" view from the dock

We all stopped in for ice cream during our bike ride. This building was the old steam house.

If you get a chance to visit Jekyll Island it is worth the trip.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Oh Really ?

I was over at Yahoo news and saw this headline. "Obama visits storm victims while Romney campaigns" 
 Well isn't that special, I thought of some other headlines Yahoo news could have run such as

'0bama campaigns as Libya ambassador begs for support on 9-11'
'0bama does fund raiser as Navy Seals are being slaughtered in Libya' 
'0bama goes on Letterman and jokes as Muslims burn American embassy'
'0bama campaigns as Americans beg for their lives in Libya'

It is clear  this worthless piece of garbage has no sense or does not know the meaning of Honor, Courage, Commitment, Duty and Loyalty, all of which are needed for a good leader.

What really sickens me even more is people will vote for this imposter and traitor.

BTW, this is also the reason I refuse to watch liberal shows like Letterman, I don't support them or boost their TV ratings.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sometimes it doesn't pay.

Those who know me also know I am a caring and helpful guy. I try to look out for the less fortunate so the other day I was walking into the grocery store when I saw a handicapped person desperately looking for a parking space, I flagged them down and directed them to handicap spot near the door. They rolled down the window and told me they could not park there because they were not handicapped, I apologized and said I was sorry but I had seen their 0bama bumper sticker and just assumed they had a severe mental disorder. 
At this point they became verbally abusive and used horrible hand gestures toward me.
I then start thinking that sometimes it doesn't pay to be helpful but I realize Turrets Syndrome is a horrible disease.
I like being helpful, it makes me sleep good at night.