When I think of the things we did as kids everyone of our parents would be in prison today and we would all be in foster care.
The scrapes, the cuts, the broken bones, the destroyed bicycles, the uprooted bushes in an overzealous game of ringalario, Rock fights. BB guns. Makeshift explosives and sand pits. Chemistry sets and hairbrained projects involving electricity. Model rocketry with mice. I could go on and on.
My brother and his friends once brought home a partial case of dynamite they “found.” My dad taught us how to properly lake fish with it.
Three of us at about ten years old once took a rubber raft and explored the creek behind my house. We ended up in the main shipping channels of New York Harbor; the Coast Guard had to pluck us out. We dug epic holes that by all rights should have collapsed and killed us all.
One time we were all reading comic books under an oak tree late one evening and fell asleep, waking up about 1 am. The “search party” consisted of reluctant dads who knew we were OK, but no SWAT teams or federal agents were solicited to help.
Of course, my dad’s not one to talk. When he was a kid, he and some of his friends hopped a freight train thinking they would ride to the next town over, then catch the next train back home. Little did they know that the specific train’s next stop was some 300 miles away and the return train didn’t run for two days. Grandpa wasn’t happy about that one, but he also knew that boys will be boys.
 July 1, 2016 at 11:27am
The guy is an loser, but you gotta admit that the way he worked in the word “foam” was really funny.
And you, Stevie boy, are a moron. She learned from her mistakes. You, not so much.
 April 14, 2016 at 9:26pm
I might possibly see the lack of need to own a machete if one lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. But New York is a huge state with most of its land area rural or pretty close to it. For most of the state a machete is a very handy tool to have. I live in southern suburbia and use one to clear kudzu and other vines all the time.
But outlawing them is typical of liberals. They go after the vehicles of mayhem rather than those who commit the acts of violence to start with.
 March 23, 2016 at 1:28am
So State has intel indicating that it may not be safe to travel in Europe from now until June 20. I find it hard to believe that they came up with all that specific intel between 8 am this morning and the time of the press release. So what were they keeping under wraps and what else are they hiding from us?
 March 21, 2016 at 10:55pm
Plenteous is a perfectly good southern term. Of course, y’all probably wouldn’t cotton to using it.
 March 16, 2016 at 3:13pm
My budget is prioritized.
The first things paid are the essentials like mortgage, electricity, natural gas, phone and internet service, food, medical related expenses, and those things that are needed to exist with a comfortable roof over my head.
The second group are things that are conveniences that make life easier, but have workarounds if they go bye bye. Things like savings (for use only in paying top priority needs if necessary,) auto related expenses and insurance, new clothing and shoes, lawn care and mowing, and professional repair or replacement if something should break.
The third group are leisure items like DirecTV, books, my collectables, NetFlicks, online subscriptions, and other forms of entertainment.
The last group is debt service with any secured debt (like a car loan or something which can create a mechanics lien) having priority over unsecured debt.
So far I have been more than able to maintain all those expenses. But if the day comes when money gets tight, they get eliminated in reverse order starting with the debt servicing.
The way I look at it is that banks and credit card companies could not give one hoot about me. So if things hit the fan, why should I care about them? Plus, if I get to the point where I can not pay my debts, the credit card companies will have much more to worry about than my accounts.
 March 15, 2016 at 9:51am
Do you know what you call a fly without wings? A walk.
The flag code is embodied in our law, but it is not law itself. And it certainly isn’t enforceable by any jurisdiction. It is simply a set of recommendations based on historical precedent.
For instance, the flag code states that a flag flown at night should be illuminated. I have never lit mine and it flies 24/7. The code also recommends that a tattered or otherwise damaged flag should be disposed of with reverence, preferably by burning. And if you choose to do so that is your option. I just toss mine out because by engaging in a disposal ceremony you are venerating a piece of cloth rather than that for which it stands. Once damaged, it no longer stands as its original displayed intent.
The key word there is intent. Are you proud of the ideals for which a flag stands? Then you will submit to at least a basic protocol involving the proper display of a flag. But don’t get carried away lest you fall into a belief that the physical piece of material is on an equal footing with the ideology that underlies it.
Beat me to it! Nicely done sir.
"Hey boys, look what I got here.."
Dedicated Mel Brooks fan myself. The cleaning up after weekly cross burning line were the first words out of my mouth when reading this too. Congrats for being so quick with the read and the only acceptable keyboard response
Hillary has been regretting her white privilege lately on the campaign trail. Kinda reminds me of this guy.
 February 7, 2016 at 11:33pm
Yet if a man helps another man it is derided as the Good Ol’ Boy network keeping women stifled. Or if a man helps a woman it is considered patronizing. Or if a woman helps a man it is considered a sell out to your gender.
I wonder how they feel about a tranny helping a eunuch?
Snow tires do nothing on a sheet of ice other than kick up a whole lot of heavy smoke when you try to accelerate out of the mess you got yourself into.
 January 20, 2016 at 11:49pm
A whole lot of people commenting here know absolutely nothing about physics or the chemistry of water.
When you live somewhere that the temperature is significantly below zero and the snow comes down as a fine powder, it is fairly easy to drive on. That’s because the pressure on the snow from the tires does not cause it to melt and instantly refreeze as a sheet of ice on the roadbed. The limiting factor for mobility is the physical depth of the snow. At some point it becomes impossible to plow through it once it gets much above the height of your undercarriage.
But when you are in a place (like DC or pretty much anywhere in the south) where the roadbed temperature is barely below freezing, the air temperature is in the upper 20s, and the snow already is heavy with a high water content, a car will compact even a quarter inch of snow into a sheet of sheer ice. And not only ice, but wet ice. Nothing can move on wet ice unless you have long spikes coming out of your tire treads.
terretorial pizzings are a common blaze theme.
got nothing to do with an appreciation, or lack thereof, of physics.
They are called "Snow Tires."
Judging by the pictures; that's exactly the same "type" of snow we've had the past two days where I live. I've had no issues driving around - but I know to drive carefully and slow down.
It looks like most of these (D.C.) people just can't drive.
Tell me, does that impede basic sense? BTW I'm from Indiana and lived in the south, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama for years.
January 11, 2016 at 4:59pm
No hyperinflation. One of the postulates was that all prices were frozen.
 January 11, 2016 at 3:40pm
There would be an immediate shortage of a whole raft of non-commodity consumer goods that companies would not be able to replenish because so many of their workers would have walked off the job. Within three days or so most grocery stores would have empty shelves because of labor shortages in transporting and restocking items. Stock prices for most companies would tank since any flash purchases would be for items already in stock, and without the ability to restock their shelves, sales and earnings would drop dramatically. That would put sell pressure on the stock markets further depressing stock values. Trillions would be lost in a fortnight. Margin calls would cause runs on banks with many of them failing due to lack of funds. Then the riots would start.
 January 5, 2016 at 5:01am
They are completely insane. And how anyone who has an inkling of what the Bible states can follow them is completely beyond me.
I know... it's so hard to believe that people fall for this kind of trash. Jerry Falwell was the same way. He was in business with Jim and Tammy Baker, stole Baker's ministry when he went to prison and eventually used the land he stole from the Baker's to build Liberty University.
And that’s the WHOLE POINT. We are in the middle of a long drought … not merely of water, but of the word of G-d. People *say* they love Him and read His words, but they lie to themselves. Scripture says THEY are responsible for raising up false prophets like these. The punishment of the willfully ignorant is rightly deserved.
That is why I won't darken the doors of churches, it's all about money and prestige. Like home schooling, home church service is the best way to go.
Spoken like a genuine expert on Scripture. Your hypocrisy is clearly visible.
 January 3, 2016 at 12:48pm
They took over a small building in the middle of nowhere at the beginning of winter. Big deal.
When they decide to actually make a true stand and occupy the Department of the Interior building in Washington DC, let me know. Until then, I’m gonna read some real news.