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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Great Minds Think Alike


I say that facetiously,  but it was surprising to come out of a cafe today, and find a Cherokee just like mine, with almost identical stickers, parked next to us.  I wish I could blow the picture up somehow so you could read his stickers (I'm on the right) but I think one was a big Glock sticker and the other was Georgia Sports Shooting Association.  As I was pulling out I saw the guy who was driving it walking over to the car.  About my age, but in better shape. A latter day Jack Lalanne.


I have a sneaking suspicion that if  "de bruddas" had put the show on with him in Chattanooga, that they put on with me, things might have ended differently.  But then, everyone knows I'm a paragon of patience and forgiveness. And I have an aversion to prison.


Gun Barrel road welcoming committee, Chattanooga, TN.



Unless your computer screen is better than mine (which is not saying much) this picture is probably not good enough to see them, but there are two large turkeys just in front of the tree line. On the back road we use to go to the lake, there's a meadow and a whole family of turkeys is living there. When they are all together, there are three Tom's and four hens.  I hope they have sense enough to get out of here before turkey season starts.



This is the county road that leads to an old forest service road (not maintained any more) that my trail down the mountain runs into. As you start up, the ruts are so bad that the Jeep bounces all over the place. I called the county this morning and asked for some gravel, but I'm not holding my breath. This quadrant of the county has no "important" residents like bankers, doctors, or local politicians. They are all out at the lake.

M and I went for an early morning walk today, but that was a mistake. It was way too humid. You could have cut the air with a knife. We are going to stick to walks at dusk from now on. Much cooler.



Thought for the day.



30 comments:

  1. I saw some turkeys hauling butt across the property this past weekend. They are getting bigger, I'm hopeful they will get bigger and reproduce for a huge flock. Some of the flocks I've seen outside of our woods were really big with some serious weight on most of them.

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    1. It's worth your life to go out in the woods during turkey season here. I drove up to my gate one morning, after going up to the gap to watch the sun rise. Got out to unlock it, and had a weird feeling I was being watched. Looked up across the creek and two guys in camo were sitting up there. They were waiting for turkeys to come drink at my stream where it ponds by the gate. I wasn't ugly but I told them I didn't care for hunting on my property, and they left without being nasty about it. The woods are saturated with hunters from Atlanta in deer and turkey season.

      I really enjoy the wild life here. Sometimes the wild hogs and bear can be a bit of a bother, but it's all part of living here. I expect you see some animals up around your place, but larger versions than we have here. All our bears are black bears. You have the big guys.

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  2. Love those old Cherokee Sports. Don't know why Jeep ever stopped making them. They had to be their best selling vehicle. I'd love to have one. Trouble is all the ones you find on the used market here in Maine are all rusted out. None of the new jeep models do much for me.

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    1. There's a new Jeep vehicle coming out, it looks like a Wrangler in front, but it has a small truck bed instead of a back seat. Reminds me a lot of an old weapons carrier. If they are affordable, I think I will get one but not the first year. I bought a first year Liberty and it had all kinds of bugs. I won't make that mistake again.

      We don't have much of a problem with rust here, but the roads are so bad they get shaken to pieces over the years.

      I think the Wrangler was my favorite of the jeeps I've owned, but the Cherokee is a close second and a lot more practical.

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  3. Much different climate here (foothills of Wyoming). Dryer, and mornings are cooler that evenings. Lots of game too: mule deer, whitetail, turkeys, but no hunting allowed in town limits.

    Chris

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    1. Chris, I have often thought how good it must be to live out there. I am not sure I could get through one of your winters, though. Ours are bad enough.

      The thing you have over me, is that in summer here, the forest just closes right in on you. To see anything, you have to go to one of the higher ridges or peaks. As I remember Wyoming, (and I confess it's been awhile) you have forest but can still see there.

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  4. I see them.

    Have some of the same stickers. Like that last poster too.

    I see the turkeys. We have a hen setting but all disappeared during hunting season here.

    I use a Canon EOS Rebel SL1 75 to 300 lens, sometimes I get lucky with a shot. It's old.

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    1. Gail, I just have an older laptop and the resolution is not good. When you couple that with my ancient $64.00 camera, the results are disappointing.

      I like the turkeys. I hope they get out of that meadow because it's right on the national forest, and they'll get shot come turkey season if they go in the national forest. Especially near a road. They ought to come up to my place, and hang out there. I do have some turkeys who come and eat the chicken cracked corn but not this bunch.

      Your pictures are really good. There are several people who take really nice shots. The ones you posted today I thought were professional level.

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  5. Hey Harry,

    Interesting news update. A musloid woman was picked up outside of Deming, New Mexico with maps of Natural Gas lines. 'Of course she was illegal. That area of Luna County is rough country and makes 'Breaking Bad' look like "Mr Rodgers Nieghborhood' I hear most of the cartels use that as a major corridor.
    In Amarillo another one of Allah's peaceful minions took some hostages at Walmart in a work related incident and was able to meet Allah' thanks to the 'Amarillo Police Department's SWAT team. Thankfully no one else met Allah that day.
    It seems like its becoming a trendy thing for someone of the religion of peace and tolerance to flip out in public.

    One bit of good news, and I mean good and funny news. Some world class hackers hacked the twitter accounts of Isis and filled it with gay propaganda and gay porn. I really had to laugh at that. God Bless the White Hacker's (Good guy hackers that go after bad guys) I can just see Mohummed seething with anger....

    I think it was in Tsung Zhu (I know I mangled the name) that said. If your enemy angers easily. Anger him, or something on those lines. I gotta re-read that book. Psy Op's is wonderful and creates so much havic and reduces morale.

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    1. I had not heard about the hacking thing but it strikes me as really funny. I hope they covered their tracks, as the Jihadi crowd is not renown for a good sense of humor.

      Here in Georgia, last week we had a bizarre incident. In an expensive neighborhood outside Atlanta, a woman was cleaning out her garage. She had an American flag on a pole attached to her mail box. Out of the woods comes a person in a Burka,
      walks up to the house, tears the pole off the mailbox and starts beating the hell out of the woman with it. The grown daughter comes running out, tries to get the burka queen off her mom, but starts getting thumped too. Then the 14 year old boy comes out with a shotgun, yells he'll fire if the epitome of Moslem femininity doesn't stop. No response. Then two neighbors come running over (guys), jerk the berka girl off the old woman, and hold her for the cops. The cops come, and this bitch says she's recently immigrated to the U.S. from North Africa, wants to kill some Americans. Made the evening news and that was it.

      I have understood Islam for a long time now. Obama can blow all the smoke up leftwinger behinds he cares to, but I know he's a liar and an idiot to boot. Radical Islam understands one thing, and that's force. It's the only thing they respect. Hold out the hand of love and peace to them and you'll draw back a nub. That's just how it is.

      Good comment. How come you changed monikers, anyway? I liked the old one. This one is good, but now there is no memorial to the original Captain Crunch, a guy near and dear to my heart as his good work for the CIA in identifying Hezbollah and the Iranians as the bombers in Beirut got him fired.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      If some muslim woman attempts to beat me up on my property with a Confederate flag, American Flag or Pirate Flag. I will defend myself, slap her around a little bit and show her the kitchen and order her to 'clean out the microwave' and fix me a Turkey Pot Pie and fetch me a damn beer. That's only way to get control over them female muslims. Show'em the kitchen, a mop and the vacuam cleaner and that should make'em happy. Its like that 'Flathead Squaw" Robert Redford got in mountain man movie, cant think of the name of it? 'with a little luck and little training I should never have to enter the kitchen ever again:)

      after years of laying waist to 'idiocy of islam' captaincrunch died from food poisoning. Captaincrunch missed 'the hermit' I think Captaincrunch said his name was 'Arsenious or something like that. Sometimes things need to change. I was talking to before he passed away and Captaincrunch recommended 'coffeebottlerocket' because I like coffee and I miss the old 'Air Trevelor" brand bottle rockets. As kids we used to have bottle rocket fights, we would make potato guns too and now they illegal. In the old days if someone was stupid enough to put a frog in potato gun and light it off as another even more stupid person looks down the tube and gets an exploding frog parts in his eyes at 300 MPH. He is stupid. Fun toys should not be outlawed because some stupid person got hurt. No kids wear safety helmuts on bicycles. Back in my day no wone wore helmuts unless you were racing. Now all the soccer moms have the kids armored up for neighborhood combat ops. with pre-school body armor so their precious little tax break wont get broke.
      Now in Russia they encourage their sons to jump off the roofs so they learn how to land and not get hurt (The dads are probably hoping their sons become 'Spetsnuatz) Hell' in Russia they have military summer camps where the boys dress, act and eat like Russian Army and they fire live AK-47's.

      It goes back to the best fireworks ever made. The old bottle rockets. Simple fun from a time when people learned the hard way not to be stupid. Texas outlawed bottle rockets years ago because of stupid people and took all the fun out of life.
      I bet they shoot bottle rockets in Russia. The kids are trainging to run SAM missle batteries. Those kids have all the fun:(

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    3. I saw the woman with her burka off, while I was watching that news show. Let me tell you she was butt ugly. I begin to understand why some women wear burkas.She was pretty tough looking, looked like a biker chick who had been involved in one too many bike crashes.

      Yeah, never hurts to change once in awhile. Do you know, I had forgotten Arsenius until you mentioned that.

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    4. mohammed would be seething with lust.

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    5. He probably would not have wanted this woman, she was 25 so she was about 15 years too old for him.

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  6. we've never hunted on our land. The wildlife comes in droves when hunting season arrives. Easy pickings for some folks, I just enjoy knowing they have some refuge.

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    1. My brother is an avid hunter. I'm not. I could do it for food but not for entertainment. I also really don't like people coming on my land without so much as a by your leave.

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  7. That's so crazy that that guy's car was just like yours. I wonder what he was thinking when he saw your car.

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    1. He was probably as surprised as I was. Our Jeep looks either black or dark blue, depending on the sunlight but it is actually a purplish color that they only used that one year. I have not seen but about three others , ever.

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  8. Hi Harry, I see you have a nice country road there too. Thanks for stopping by, I'm fine, but busy with raking and raking and raking weeds cut by others, but still needs to be gotten rid of. Took twenty large black plastic bags to the dump today. Tired...

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    1. Inger, most of the roads I use here are dirt roads, and some of them are no longer maintained. So in a way it's nice, because it feels very secluded. But sometimes it's a little tough to get in and out. I would imagine you are tired, that's a lot of stuff to haul to the dump. I guess out there you can't just burn weeds and brush like we do here.

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  9. There's a guy in the next town who also drives around in a converted ambulance. He runs a small engine repair business out of it. The only problem is that people keep asking me if I can fix their lawn mower.

    The Fish and Game Department used to say that Turkeys could never survive our winters. Now we have so many of them that there's a hunting season on them. I've had them in my yard. They show up on my property when the low lands flood.

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    1. I wish that fellow was around here. When I need to get something in the small engine area done, I have to load whatever it is into the truck and drive it to town. There used to be a guy out here who did that kind of work, he had a little shop not so far away. But he died.

      I often wonder why turkeys can feed themselves, even in winter, but my sorry chickens have to have cracked corn and laying mash year round.

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  10. (sigh) Our high temp today was 39.....can you believe it? With a north wind. Rained most of the day, too. Here we say we have winter and July. Islam's intent is to kill all infidels and take over the world with sharia law. I think Obama is a Muslim sympathizer, if not an out and out Islamist. No real American would would be doing this to us. Did you see how livid he was when he gave that pathetic speech blaming us right wingers and guns and not the shooter? POS

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    1. Those people who voted for Obama are paying a big price for it, and they aren't even intelligent enough to realize it.

      I wouldn't let that guy run a tire store if I owned it, let alone the whole country. On the one hand, it will be a huge benefit to get rid of him when his term runs out next December. On the other, if Clinton wriggles in we will be as bad off, or even worse if that's possible.

      Hard to believe it's that cold out there and sweltering here. We are now in a "mild drought." Seems like it's always too wet, and everything rots, or it's too dry and everything dies.

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  11. We have rabbits around here, saw a deer about 10 yards away, never seen them in town before. A small black bear has been seen about 20 miles from us, folks are calling 911 like its a killer. They forget the wild life was here first. Its Thanks for sharing your story Harry.

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    1. Anybody who freaked over a black bear couldn't live here. We see them all the time crossing the road when we are out on the back ways. They like to drink at the pool by my gate, so I am always careful to look around and not just blithely leap out of my vehicle when I get out to open the gate.

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  12. have you ever read Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein?
    His main character is a man called Lazarus Long....he is blunt, ornery and sneaky but he looks after his women folk and is true to himself. He fights to win not to be "fair".
    I wish we could have him for President....

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    1. Fiona, I don't think I have. I thought I had read everything the man wrote, but that doesn't ring a bill. I'll have to see if I can get an on line copy.

      I'd take my local garbage man over Obama as President any day. At least my garbage man does his job.

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    2. Yes our garbage men work hard, handle stinky stuff and just do their jobs...no fuss no muss no PR campaigns!
      Look for the Heinlein short stories "The Past Through Tomorrow" or the Book "Time enough for Love"

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    3. I'll see if the library will order them for me. We are going in there tomorrow. Thanks!

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