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I found about about this blog post when it was referenced on a pro-gun site that fisked it one statement at a time. The only conclusion one can come to is that being a "dad blogger" means having your diapers changed every time you see something that might "frighten" you.

In a really delicious irony, the owner of this site proudly displays a photo of himself with Samuel L Jackson, a man whose characters have killed more people on screen with guns than anyone with an NRA membership.

One other thing: apparently the author disliked the responses he got so much, he shut off comments. My guess is the words "coward" and "pussy" were frequently used.
I see that NRA decal on the rear window of your car and my eyes narrow. I look at the back of your head in the driver’s seat and I wonder if you are a threat. A threat to my children. A threat to m...
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Also. he has privatized his Instagram account, so he's literally off in the hills. Maybe we can get Samuel L Jackson to coax him out.
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I love cigar bargains. While not on the level of the expensive brands, the online retailers always have something to help me fill the humidor. Nino Vasquez Double Toro Maduro, Honduran Nude Double Toro Maduro and Quoram Double Gordo Maduro. All 6x60, all from Best Cigar Prices. Three bundles of 20, with shipping, $88. I smoked one of the Honduran Nudes last night; fine cigar, medium-bold, nice even burn, rich taste, great finish.

I love being a cheapskate.
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I don't know how the smoke but they look delicious lol... Great deal
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Woman famous for sex tape, giant ass, multiple "marriages" and transgendered stepfather says we need more "gun control."
Breitbart News reported that Kim Kardashian says she's not really "a gun person." That admission was followed by a push for gun control.
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Guys if you truely don't care for her opinion then why obsess over it? Instead you should be encouraging for this post to be removed.
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The irony of this just drips is just delicious. I'm sorry the guy wasn't a director of Law & Order: SVU. Then the irony would rain down like a waterfall.

Edited description for Hamel.
"Law & Order" director Jason "Jace" Alexander has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to police.
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Oh, OK, Hamel. I'll update it.
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I really hate to post anything about this family of cretins...but if you believe that this woman with her giant ass was the first person to suggest being able to edit tweets, I have a large swamp down here to sell to you.
The 34-year-old accidentally misspelled designer Giorgio Armani's name on Twitter when she inquired why the company had discontinued her favourite foundation last month.
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+James Pisano That's why she needs that editing feature. So she can correct it to a capital "U".
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Not that nearly everyone in this community doesn't know the thrust of this article already. But it is a reminder of how much control the media can have over a narrative. Gun ownership is one of their favorite targets. Yet the math continues to work in our favor. 
There is no subject on which reporting is so consistently poor as firearms. Most reporters are anti-gun; as a result, even when reporting is not overtly biased it is generally so murky as to obscur...
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+Dashaun Bell Me too. I carry a lot of the time where/when I can. When I carry my attitude changes to some degree, I'm a little more outgoing socially. I'm also more aware of my surroundings and pay more attention to sticking to the law even so much as to avoid speeding or other minor things just in an effort to avoid any confrontation.
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While on our Blue Ridge vacation last month, Kelly and I visited the
+Oskar Blues Brewery site in Brevard, N.C. The 2nd and 3rd pics are from our visit, showing the bar in the pub and one of our tasting selection. 

When we returned home, I kept thinking I needed to visit the Total Wine location in Jacksonville to get some of their beer locally (truly a journey across the county)...until I stopped in Whole Foods near my office today to hit the hot food bar. Checked out their beer fridge and found the whole Oskar Blues selection, so I grabbed a six of Dale's Pale Ale, my favorite of all our testing last month.

Life is good.
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Pinkman Wins, Walter White Goes Down at Hambo Day

In case you BB fans missed it, there was some Breaking Bad representation for Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands in New Jersey.

First, the champion gelding Pinkman (who is, in fact, named after Jesse) cruised to victory over the filly Mission Brief in the Hambletonian Final. The 1-2 finishers had each won their elimination heats earlier on the card. The Hambletonian is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Trotting in standardbred racing. Pinkman trotted the third-fastest time in Hambletonian history, going 1:51:00 for the mile.

In a later race, the same stable and trainer sent out Walter White, another three-year-old trotter who didn't make the eligibility for the bigger race. Unfortunately, mirroring the fictional Walter's fate (well, except for the dying part), the colt ended up finishing sixth.

But like our Jesse fleeing to freedom at the end of the series, Pinkman the gelding trotted to freedom and a big share of the $1 million purse. 

Here's the video of the final: https://youtu.be/tRIPPBhgFFQ
Yannick Gingras drove Pinkman and Mission Brief to wins in the elimination races earlier on the card but chose Mission Brief for harness racing’s biggest event — and narrowly lost.
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Hey, Bullwinkle was screwing with Cecil, too.

I'm going to hell, but I can resist.
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An average of 3000 abortions are performed in the U.S every day. Yet the world is pissing all over itself over the unfortunate and, yes, senseless death of an animal. And animal someone named "Cecil".

Maybe we need to give the fetuses names to personalize it a bit more, you know?
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Message to the Lady in the White SUV who Gave Us Baby Wipes on Saturday, July 18 in the Parking Lot on East Jordan Street in Brevard, North Carolina

I wanted to post this in some local paper in Brevard (no options for a free announcement), or maybe Craigslist (which doesn't have a Brevard location). This is a slightly lengthy story, so stick with me...

Last Saturday morning, Kelly and I were driving into Brevard with our daughter Kaitie, son-in-law Stephen and granddaughter Amelia. Amelia was in her car seat in the back seat of my truck, facing backwards. As we arrived in town, she must have experienced some car sickness. We had traveled down from our vacation rental house on a mountain just east of Rosman, and the ride is full of twisty roads that rise and fall with the terrain.

Her poor tummy couldn't take it and she vomited dramatically all over herself and the car seat. 

We were now 17 miles and 30 minutes from the house with a vomit-covered two-year-old, a panicked mother and grandmother, a father who took charge and pulled Amelia and the entire car seat from the truck in basically one move, and me, looking for water for cleaning up.

They got her from the seat and began cleaning it up (as well as you can clean puddles of child spew from a car seat). Luckily, we had a change of clothes for Amelia, but we were unprepared for the cleanup with just a handful of wipes and a small number of napkins stored in the glove box of my truck. We were parked next to an insurance office on East Jordan Street. There was a hose attached to a faucet next to where we parked, but I couldn't coax any water from it no matter what I did (probably turned off by the owner to prevent people like us from cleaning vomit-covered toddlers).

The small lot where I pulled in with the truck was enclosed like a semi-circular alley, into which faced a couple of local restaurants. All of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere appeared a large white SUV (I have a vague belief that it was a Ford Explorer). The vehicle was pulling out of the alley/lot in reverse, and was driven by a woman with dark hair, probably in her early to mid-30s. She stopped and called out her window "Do you folks need any extra wipes?" I walked over and she thrust a full package of cleaning wipes into my hand. I offered to take just what we needed, but she insisted we keep the entire package (which was full with about 60 wipes). We repeatedly thanked her as she smiled and drove off into the afternoon.

the car seat kept a slightly funky aroma for the rest of the day (it was pretty warm with the windows closed), but that lady couldn't had timed her wonderful gesture any better, as those extra cleaning wipes turned a disaster into a great afternoon.

We didn't get her name or even where she was coming from or going, but if anyone in Brevard thinks they know this angel of mercy, please tell her of our deep gratitude. 
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Great story, Joe. Made a sweet memory!
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Just arrived in time for vacation. Grand Habano Vintage '02 and Nicaraguan Gordo seconds, both in Maduro, from cigar.com. I'm going to nurse these as I take in the North Carolina mountains. 
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Your circles and my circles: If you circle me, I may circle you back. Or not. I choose my associates here with care. If you are a "real life" friend or family member, you're in (well, in most cases). But if I don't add you back (at least not immediately...I do have a life), don't be insulted. To quote Costanza, it's not you. It's me.

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Me: Professional geek. Married to the greatest woman in the world. Father to one great daughter. Grandfather to the beautiful Amelia. I love the Jaguars, the Yankees, cigars, craft beer, great food and family (not in that order!). Conservative/libertarian, politically incorrect, pro-life, pro-Constitution, pro-gun, somewhat reluctant Catholic. #DTWD

My philosophical foundation (with thanks to P.J. O'Rourke):

1. Mind your own business.
2. Keep your hands to yourself.
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I took a photo of my wife kissing the Blarney Stone. From the ground. For this, our granddaughter was born on St. Patrick's Day.
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Called them this morning due to a leaking water heater. They had done a smaller job for us in March and did great work. I bought the heater at a local Lowe's, which wanted over $500 for a same-day install. Bryan from Herzer's arrived this afternoon and got the job done in under two hours for $240, including carting the old heater away. Great job, fast, high quality work. Melanie in their office is also great, very responsive with a quote and an estimate of the time for the work. I highly recommend Herzer's and would call them again for any plumbing work.
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I visited Basics today, and it was my first outing to a range in many, many years. I was going to be shooting my Ruger GP-100 .357 Mag revolver for the first time since my wife's father gave it to me. After a brief check-in procedure and obtaining some targets, I went into the range area to get started. The place was very quiet for a late Saturday morning, so I practically had the range to myself. I met Norm, one of Basic's instructors, and we chatted as I prepped to begin my session. Norm was very helpful, and offered any advice if I needed it. I stayed just about an hour, going through about 70 rounds with the Ruger. Norm looked at my first two targets and critiqued my shooting, informing me that I was doing very well (which was a big relief for me). At one point, he came into the range area and invited me to try a Ruger SP-101 (a smaller, lighter revolver in the same caliber as my GP-100). The SP-101 had a laser sight, which made it fun to shoot. In addition to the great staff, Basics has a nice selection of guns, ammo and accessories. The range is well air conditioned (they do a great job of pulling smoke from the air as you shoot), extremely well lit and very clean. There's plenty of parking, too. In all, they made me feel welcome and comfortable, and that made for a great experience. Highly recommended.
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Can't rate the place because it's closed. The site is right next to the build where my office is located. Just want to prevent people from actually coming here to eat.
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I contacted Duval Ford to inquire about a 2013 F-150 included in their on-line inventory listings. I arranged to visit the dealer last Friday evening for a test drive and met Malcolm Daigle. Turns out the fleet sales department had sold that specific truck earlier in the day. He offered to find one just like it at another dealer and have it delivered. But also showed me the identical vehicle with a V8 engine (vice the V6 I had originally budgeted for). I took it for a test drive. The mileage ratings were just a little less then the V6, and the truck was otherwise equipped exactly as I wanted, including the color. He worked out a price and it was incredible. I drove it home that night having spend $4000 less than I budgeted. They offered me financing, but never pressured me when I told them I had pre-arranged it. He also didn't "bait-and-switch" me with the bigger engine...Malcolm repeatedly insisted he could get precisely what I wanted. But the price was great, so this was a no-brainer. Malcolm prepared all the paperwork, had the truck detailed and even swapped my tag from my trade-in vehicle. Before I left, he sat in the truck with me and detailed all the features, even helping me get my smartphone connected to the Sync system for hands-free calls. The next day, he called me to make sure everything was good. The process was painless: no haggling, no pressure, a great offer, excellent personal service and a considerate follow-up. You can shop there without worry, and I urge you to work with Malcolm.
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