Got any GOOD NEWS you can share with us?

I’m fading….I’m up to my eyeballs in the Las Vegas shootings and every story they can possibly find on every single angle of it,  millions of safe guns in this country but one creep abuses them and the left’s outraged,   Jared and Ivanka’s emails, Trump throwing rolls of paper towels to Puerto Ricans,  criticism now of Melania’s boots (is she ever going to get the shoe thing good enough for the hate-filled leftwing media?), Jimmy Kimmel rants, Kasich’s ridiculous criticism of his own party, Megyn Kelly cut off the hallowed Tom Brokaw because he criticized the NRA (supposedly), ..well, we could all go on and ON and on, right?  ANYTHING the Left can slam, they’re doing it.

SO TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD OR HAPPY……..even if it’s from your own life!




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52 Responses to ONLY BAD NEWS…….

  1. bocopro says:

    O.K. Here’s the draft of Milady’s annual b-day card. It’ll be printed on foto paper and then put in clear document protectors for a loose-leaf binder (10 pages in its present form). The blank spaces contain embedded graphics, mostly pics, augmenting the words.

    Good memories are the mind’s treasure chest

    Bad memories are the pirates of the mind

    So forget about your age. Toss the years overboard as if they were pirates.

    Just enjoy yourself and remember the good times.

    As the world blundered through the Cold War and lurched into space back in the late 50s, I was adrift in a sea of teenage turmoil . . . . . my head cluttered with facts and formulas I knew I’d never use and morals I desperately wanted to ignore.

    My brain filled to overflowing with superfluous information and my body spilling hormones like a ruptured dam, my days were a series of long, tedious, boring sentences of retribution for things I hadn’t done but wished I had.

    So, slinging my common sense over my shoulder and folding up my heritage to stick in my hip pocket just in case it might come in handy one day, I sallied forth in quest of some vague, nebulous, exciting destiny.

    I cheated on my tribe,

    broke up with my crowd,

    chased after my dreams,

    and married that destiny.

    Never dull, and even when it was routine, it never could be as boring as it would be without her.

    No one can steal the memories.

    You gave me purpose and stability to rein in my extended adolescence and self-indulgence.

    You were as predictably unpredictable as Midwestern weather,

    as reliably whimsical as a spoiled housepet,

    as warm as the sun and as cold as the moon,

    and the fountain of my inspiration.

    You’ve always been the remedy for my desire, the reason for my maturity, and the cause of my angst. What more could I ask for.

    The woman who gives me strength,
    The woman who gives me frustration
    The woman who gives me purpose
    The woman whom I couldn’t live without

    The one for whom I searched for years

    God was on a roll the day he made you. He blessed the world . . .
    AND me . . . With a very special person.

    Salamat sa Kanya at saiyo.


  2. Good story.
    After a morning of hectic frustration, running from post office to post office and fear that our newly purchased newspaper would not be mailed, because of a small mistake in the printing of the postal permit on the front page, God came through, everything went well and all the payments were made.
    And then we capped it off by going out on the boat to dinner in some glorious warm summer weather at the beginning of October, and watched the sun go down as we motored back to the launch.
    A good day.


  3. John M. Berger says:

    While tragedies erupt throughout the Nation, we DON’T have Shrillary at 1600 Pennsylvania, shrieking and compounding the situations, in-between naps!


  4. Sales of Bump stocks are up 1,000%… they even make one for my Ruger 10/22.


  5. Kid says:

    I’ll 2nd JMB’s Good News. Having the beast in the white house would be more horrific than can quickly or easily be imagined.


  6. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro…you sure are in LOVE! So nice to read and makes me miss my hubby even more………….

    Vrag, you think that’s a good thing? NO WAY could having a gun at an event have saved anyone with what happened Sunday night…sadly.
    I DO think we have to look into that easy way to make a semi a regular automatic..that is WRONG And illegal, anyway.

    JMB and Kid…a friend I had dinner with is a strong conservative…he said the choices for president were “like between cancer and clamydia”….I had to laugh, what else CAN one do?! He’s a bit turned off Trump by now, but CERTAINLY agrees he’s better than Hillary! Me, too!

    Ed, glad you had that nice day and were able to mention some newspaper!? Good luck

    HAPPY NEWS: Airlines are comp’ing families of victims to fly to Vegas…up to FIVE family members…free. AND they’re flying home FREE bodies of victims………….that is sad but such a wonderful display of American goodness.


  7. “I DO think we have to look into that easy way to make a semi a regular automatic..that is WRONG And illegal, anyway.”
    It depends on your definition of automatic, or your definition of “wrong”.
    Automatic means on trigger pull, many bullets.
    Bump-fire simulates rapid trigger pulls, simulating automatic fire, but is not as simple as automatic in actual use. It takes some practice and cannot be fired from the hip, etc.
    Converting a semi-auto to full-auto (select-fire) IS illegal.
    Owning a full-auto is not, but very costly.
    The ownership of full-autos was curtailed in the 30’s in reaction to the tommy-gun massacres of Prohibition. Similar to the “Assault Weapons” ban and restriction of manufacture for civilian use reaction to the drug battles of the 80’s and 90’s.
    Up until then, many people had full-auto weapons of many styles, just as many do today.
    They are a hoot to shoot.
    Given the rationale behind the second amendment as formulated by the founders, the constraint against private ownership of full-auto weapons, whether you think someone needs them or not (the same argument against most weapons) is unconstitutional, just like many of the regulations against ownership that have recently been struck down.
    That you can own a full-auto weapon, as long as you are rich enough, is a de-facto argument against the restrictions.
    That is similar to saying, “Who needs a 700hp automobile, but you can have one if you pay a tax high enough to own one.”


  8. geeez2014 says:

    Nobody should own a machine gun for any reason and, from what I’ve heard, the kind of gun the monster used is nothing less than a machine gun.


  9. Ed: Given the rationale behind the second amendment as formulated by the founders, the constraint against private ownership of full-auto weapons, whether you think someone needs them or not (the same argument against most weapons) is unconstitutional, just like many of the regulations against ownership that have recently been struck down.

    Well said.


  10. bocopro says:

    While I agree that I’d be VERY hard pressed to find anyone who truly needs a full auto, I am steadfast in opposing ANY amendments, restrictions, limitations, deletions, or revisions of any kind involving the 2nd Amendment.

    The only way I’d recommend altering the handgun landscape is to make ownership of at least one pistol and one shotgun mandatory in each household . . . to kinda level the playing field.

    Chipping away at the base of the Bill of Rights with “minor” changes is like being “just a little bit” pregnant or having a “slight case of AIDS.”


  11. John M. Berger says:

    bocopro + 1


  12. Get ’em before they become illegal!


  13. Baysider says:

    bp and Ed +1. Beautiful encomium bp!
    I understood bump stocks were once intended to help people with disabilities. Now that we all know what they are, they look hard to use to me.

    I’m searching my mind for good news – other than not having the Hildebeast in the white house, things are a bit down. I hope others have goodness to share.


  14. NoKo hasn’t launched on Guam. GDP is still above any predictions.


  15. Mal says:

    The good news we got was Karon, one of our dancers that always attends these events, passed up going this time due to a garage sale she was having. She could very well have been a victim.


  16. Mal says:

    Oh. By the way. She did go to this event last year, too.


  17. Mal says:

    They posted pictures of all the victims in today’s paper, along with a short bio on them. Its so sad seeing all those young faces………………………………….


  18. geeez2014 says:

    Nobody should own a machine gun for any reason and, from what I’ve heard, the kind of gun the monster used is nothing less than a machine gun.


  19. Mal says:

    Well, I believe you’re right, Z. I can’t think of one sport or target practice requiting machine guns. Only the military need them, IMO. They certainly aren’t used in hunting, for sure. There might be a competitive sport that uses them. I’m not sure. I have never heard of one.


  20. Mal says:

    Er…….that was suppose to be REQUIRING, not requiting.


  21. Kid says:

    Well, just sayin….. The intent behind 2A was to allow the people to be armed to the point of successfully resisting an oppressive government. Like the one the revolutionaries just came from. Based on that intent, there is no reason I should be disallowed a fully armed nuclear submarine if I could afford one.

    I’m with bocopro word for word. I don’t want a machine gun nor do I know anyone who needs one, but I don’t want my liberties chipped away at. This is how you lose them, not all in one big whooosh.


  22. Kid says:

    I’m also down with requiring every household of any kind – apartment to mansion, to own one pistol and one shotgun. There now all the vermin know that Everyone is armed. If the home doesn’t want to load it that’s up to them, but their kids will damn well be taught gun safety as soon as they show up at a place of education.


  23. Mal says:

    I believe you’re right, Z, ’cause I can’t think of one sport or target competition requiring machine guns. IMO, only the military need them. They certainly aren’t used in hunting, for sure. There might be a competitive sport that uses them. I’m not sure but I’ve never heard of one.


  24. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, so you’re saying you think machine guns should be sold in gun stores?
    I’m not trying to be difficult here, I’m seriously curious as to others’ opinions on this stuff.

    Take a MACHINE GUN,….let’s just talk this type of gun….yes, the 2nd Amendment doesn’t delineate what KIND of guns, right? That law was passed in 1789 soooo the founding fathers were thinking MUSKETS, right? 🙂 By the way, one CAN buy a machine gun legally in Nevada.


  25. Kid says:

    Z, As I understand it, anyone can buy a machine gun who can pass very rigorous and lengthy background checks and jump through some other hoops as well. And once cleared, if you want another one the whole process starts over at step one. It is not easy to buy one. Apparently it is easy to buy the Bump Stock which allows for very rapid trigger pulls(youtubes explain it better than I could here), and vermin in Las Vegas had 7 rifles so equipped last I read.

    I don’t know, if you’re a rich person with lots of enemies, and you mgiht even be in America’s justice system as an operator of some sort with lots of vermin gunning for you, that might be a very good case for wanting a machine gun to protect house and home as opposed to other types of weapons.

    I wouldn’t assume the founding fathers were just thinking muskets. Advances in weaponry at the time were taking place at a pace that would give them insight into what sort of weapons might be available a couple hundred years later. The focus was definitely allowing the citizens the ability to protect themsleves from Government and vermin.

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”

    We are endowed by God at the time of our birth the right to be able to defend our lives and the lives of those we choose to by whatever means we feel necessary. (which includes machine guns and nuclear subs) This is how I read it.


  26. Kid says:

    Hell, I have helicopters circling above the house now. Seriously.


  27. Mal says:

    Why the choppers, Kid? What did ya do now??


  28. Kid says:

    Mal, I think it was my last comment. I went to the bunker and I’m out again now. Don’t hear anything. Maybe a false alarm.


  29. Baysider says:

    @Kid “every household of … to own one pistol and one shotgun” – yeah, the SWISS method. Required! (except for the crims)


  30. Mal says:

    I didn’t know the Swiss could bear arms, Baysider. I always thought we were the only ones.
    That is interesting.


  31. Kid says:

    Baysider, I’m down with that, but the crims will always find a way to get more. And that came from bocopro of course.


  32. geeez2014 says:

    The Swiss bring their weapon home when they finish their military service.


  33. And they are fully automatic. They are for defense of the country. Another reason we should have access. Yamamoto knew not to invade America with a rifleman behind every blade of grass.
    I won’t repeat my previous comment, but I stand by it vigorously.


  34. Kid says:

    ED, Hows about going in with me on that Ohio Class Sub ?


  35. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, it’s a little complicated in Switzerland, but ya….defense of their little country.

    KID AND EVERYBODY: I think we all know that the conversation on keeping guns is beyond protecting ourselves anymore…the Left has made this about MURDERING AMERICANS because they go by that “Nice” thing I’ve talked about here at the blog so often. Sure sounds ‘NICE” to say “Gee! If we got rid of all guns, roses would be redder and daisies would be the size of platters! And nobody’d die!” Oh, man, do Americans gobble that up. And, 2/3 of all those gun death stats they like t spout are SUICIDES….so, it’s a total lie.
    In contrast, it’s “those mean old NRA people who just don’t get that if there were no guns, nobody could get killed..they don’t want to protect us!”

    THIS is what we’re fighting and we need to be aware of that.

    AND we need to keep asking gun haters “Democrats want the end of guns, where WERE they through Obama’s 8 years??”



  36. Kid says:

    The core problem is that too many people have been trained to be stupid dumbasses.
    -they elect human garbage
    -they accept unbelievably false narratives (guns, climate crap, the Right are deplorable, Trump is racist, on and on) All of it without the slightest proof.
    -they have learned to pleasure themslves by keeping their hate at max volume
    -the minorites have come to believe that anyone who isn’t a fascist is against them
    -the minorities are scared that they may have to pony up in life real soon (Trump’s EO on welfare and his upcoming EO’s)
    Lot’s of problems. I’m sure others can think of more.


  37. Kid, I can’t swing the Ohio. Working on a Virginia class.


  38. Kid says:

    Ed, I’ll look into upgrades on Amazon.


  39. Kid says:

    Ed, you must have gone to the wayback machine for ejectejecteject,
    But no, we need a robust modern technology stealth sub, BRISTLING with nuclear missiles. 🙂


  40. Kid says:
    October 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm
    I’m also down with requiring every household of any kind – apartment to mansion, to own one pistol and one shotgun. There now all the vermin know that Everyone is armed.


  41. I am the NRA. I am Freedom’s Safest Place.


  42. Kid says:

    There it is Ed.


  43. Kid says:

    Ed, I’ve already found a cavitation suppressor AND an oxygen Supercharger ! We May be in business here.


  44. Bob says:

    I make people angry when I say that everybody should have the right to own any kind of fire arm, or arms they want. If they want an RPG, fine. If they want an M1A1 tank, great. It they want an F-22 state of the art fighter plane, super. They just have to be able to afford it, and they must comply with their Home Owners Association rules about recreation vehicles, etc.

    Why should we limit what individuals own? If our government gets too frisky with our rights, we can’t launch a revolution with BB guns. We have to have some real stuff.

    I know that this sounds ridiculous, but the principle is the same as any about the right to bear arms. Why should we be limited?

    In the case of Las Vegas we need to understand that crap happens, occasionally, and there’s little we can do. We cannot seize all the weapons in the USA, and all the laws we have cannot prevent what happened. There are no solutions to stop what happened, and it will happen again perhaps as a terrorist action, or as another crazy loon two days before the full Harvest Moon.


  45. Now I’m gonna dream of submersible life. Night.


  46. Bob says:

    Here is a message from the Bishop Swanson, Bishop of the Mississippi Methodist Conference.


  47. John M. Berger says:

    “I’m with bocopro word for word. I don’t want a machine gun nor do I know anyone who needs one”

    An argument could be made that no one [needs] a firearm , after all we have the police who will respond post occurrence (yea). Good Lord, if I wanted to wipe-out a lot of people, firearms wouldn’t even be a consideration. Do I need to mention Oklahoma?


  48. bocopro says:

    My uncles all joined the military after Pearl Harbor. One flew bombing missions over Europe (he gave me a .22 double-barrel derringer he picked up in France), one was on a Navy destroyer which was badly damaged and had to be rescued by another ship (he modified a .22 rifle for me when I was 4 years old), and one (USMC) was wounded 3 times in the Pacific (he taught me how to use the weapons).

    Another one had mental breakdown while in the Army Air Corps, but all four of them insisted that I learn how to use firearms and treat them as tools. My stepfather taught me quail, rabbit, and squirrel hunting. Quail, of course, require shotgun skills.

    The Navy required me to qualify with various handguns as well as the .50 cal for ship defense against boarders.

    I enjoy shooting, and had no problem going 100 straight with a 12 gauge in skeet. Never did it with a .410, but won several trophies for 20 gauge, going 100 straight a few times in practice (only once in competition).

    Taught my kids gun safety and had each one fire both a pistol and a rifle when they were in grade school.

    Right now I have one .30 cal, one 12 gauge, one .22 single-shot bolt-action rifle, and one .22 nine-shot pistol in the house with ammo for each. I also store an AR-15 in my bedroom with around 300 rounds for my youngest son. He has taught his wife and all his kids to handle that one, his other rifles, and his .44 Peacemaker. His wife has a .38 Bodyguard which she knows how to use.

    So far since my son retired from the Navy 6 years ago and I retired from the Navy 33 years ago, none of our weapons have killed, wounded, or shot at any arrant bipeds except for one black bear which got a load of #8 shot in the butt for terrorizing my son’s chickens one night.

    I also have one large corn knife, a Filipino bolo, several hunting knives, a Mexican machete, a drop-knife, a balisong, a bunch of hammers, two hatchets, a chain saw, an axe, and some very nice skinning and butcher knives, none of which have ever been used in anger against people. Guns are essentially tools, like screwdrivers or shovels.

    Also, I’m quite effective with a standard 35 to 40 lb single-recurve bow, able to hit a cantaloupe-sized target from 30 yards.

    Haven’t shot at anybody since Da Nang in ’68, and that was because the Gunny I was in a sandbag bunker with during a sapper attack told me to “fire for effect” in the dark toward a stand of trees. (I was a non-combatant technician there on a repair job.)


  49. Just remember this when they try to “ban bumpstocks”…


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