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I, for one, am sick and tired of hearing about how dumb people are in the
South, and I challenge any so-called “smart ” Yankee to take this exam:
1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will
support a 10 pound possum.
2. Which of these cars will rust out the quickest when placed on blocks in
your front yard?
(A) ’65 Ford Fairlane
(B) ’69 Chevrolet Chevelle
(C) ’64 Pontiac GTO
3. If your uncle builds a still which operates at a capacity of 20 gallons
of shine produced per hour, how many car radiators are required to condense
4. A woodcutter has a chainsaw which operates at 2700 RPM. The density of
the pine trees in the plot to be harvested is 470 per acre. The plot is 2.3
acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches. How many Budweisers
will be drunk before the trees are all cut down?
5. A front porch is constructed of 2×8 pine on 24-inch centers with a
field rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet.
The porch floor is 1-inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how
many dogs will be killed?
6. A man owns a Georgia house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow with an
average slope of 15%. The man has five children. Can each of his grown
children place a mobile home on the man’s land and still have enough
property for their electric appliances to sit out front?
7. A 2-ton truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down a steep slope
on a secondary road at 45 MPH. The brakes fail. Given average traffic
conditions on secondary roads, what is the probability that it will strike a
vehicle that has a muffler?
8. With a gene pool reduction of 7.5% per generation, how long will it
take a town which has been bypassed by the Interstate to breed a
I betcha thought that this test was gonna be an easy one, didn’t ya? It’s
okay if y’all didn’t do all that well. Just goes to show, there’s a whole
heap of things that big city book-learning don’t prepare ya for in this life.
As an added bonus for taking the ” RED NECK CHALLENGE”, here’s some
southerly advice that may come in handy down the road a piece….
Next time you are too drunk to drive, walk to the nearest pizza shop and
place an order. When they go to deliver it, catch a ride home with them.
Now that’s smart!!!
*Eric Bolling (Fox Business Channel’s ‘Follow the Money’) test drove
the Chevy ‘Volt’ at the invitation of General Motors. *
*For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles
before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine. Eric calculated
the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the
range including the 9 gallon gas tank and the 16 kwh battery is
approximately 270 miles. *
*It will take you 4 1/2 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10
hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours.
In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would
be 20 mph. *
*According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kwh of
electricity.. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost
for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned so I looked up
what I pay for electricity. I pay approximately (it varies with amount used
and the seasons) $1.16 per kwh. *
*16 kwh x $1.16 per kwh = $18.56 to charge the battery. $18.56 per
charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the
*Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets
only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg = $0.10 per mile. *
*The gasoline powered car costs about $15,000 while the Volt costs
*So the Government wants us to pay 3 times as much, for a car that costs
more than 7 times as much to run, and takes 3 times longer to drive across
the country….. *
*REALLY ??? *
*Where do I sign !!!!!!!!!!!!! *
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spends roughly $123.2 million per year to provide “email services” for its 70,000 employees, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Buried in a footnote of a recently released GAO report on the agency’s coordination with the nonprofit group Enroll America, the congressional watchdog detailed the high operating costs associated with running the department’s email.
“HHS told us that HHS pays $146.64 per month per user for email; that this charge covers connectivity, storage, and other e-mail services; and that this charge is independent of the number of emails that are sent or received,” the GAO said.
According to the Cato Institute, HHS employs approximately 70,000 people.
Assuming each employee has a government email address, the agency pays $10,264,800 per month for its email services. The cost per year runs to $123,177,600.
The report also noted that HHS pays $10.44 each month “per telephone line” for the HHS secretary, though it is unclear how many government lines former Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had.
“Each phone call, whether local or long distance, is charged at a unit cost of $0.014 per minute,” the GAO said.
The report revealed that Sebelius, along with a White House official, solicited donations from private health care companies to promote Obamacare, which may have violated federal law.
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
“As I am constantly telling Republicans, please go on offense and stop playing defense,” Coulter said. “Instead of trying to defend yourselves from not wanting to turn over the United States Treasury to giving women free contraception, how about pointing out, you know, wonderful relations Democrats have with women. You have Bob Filner, sexual harassment; John Edwards, cheating on his cancer-stricken wife; Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner; and, of course, Bill Clinton; and Teddy Kennedy who has the only confirmed kill in the war on women.” -Ann Coulter, 1.27.14, Hannity
The Bureau of Land Management destroyed water lines and water tanks belonging to the Cliven Bundy family. The feds also shot two prized bulls and ran over at least one endangered tortoise den.
Bundy ranch family members and friends spent much of their weekend moving cattle shot or run to death during the BLM standoff earlier this month. The graphic images have gone viral online, shocking both rancher and animal advocates alike.
The first mass cattle graves photos released by Cliven Bundy and his supporters on Sunday appear to substantiate reports by witnesses who first reported the cattle deaths. Nevada assemblywoman Michel Fiore was among those who maintained that BLM agents either killed cattle by either shooting them or running them to death during the Bunkerville incident. Fiore posted several images of the cow grave on Twitter last night, labeling the posting, “#BLM massacre. This isn’t how you herd cattle.”
“Near their compound, right off the highway, they were digging holes. They tried to bury some cows on the compound, but I guess they didn’t dig the hole deep enough, so they throw a cow in and they put dirt over him and you have cow’s legs sticking out of the dirt.”
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
The liberal media and conservative outlets are highlighting former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s speculation that Media Matters for America is being paid to attack her reporting that was perceived as critical of the Obama administration. That’s a dog bites man story. Of course the Democratic Party front group is paid to attack reporters and media outlets that critically report on President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.
What stood out in Attkisson’s comments about Media Matters, made in an interview with Brian Stelter on CNN’s Reliable Sources that was broadcast on Sunday, was the revelation thatMedia Matters helps produce news reports for CBS News—and given the matter of fact way Attkisson mentioned it—presumably other liberal news outlets as well.
You can read the rest of this article HERE
Attorney General Eric Holder, speaking before the House of Representatives, proposed the implementation of “common sense” gun reforms like the Rube Goldberg nightmare in today’s cartoon.
Seriously, when some screaming maniac chainsaws his way into your house on a dark and stormy night and is shredding the closet door behind which your terrified family is huddling, do you want your gun disabled because of a complicated, fallible electronic ID bracelet designed by the same techno-idiots who came up with Healthcare.gov? (“Error 404 – Try Shooting Later!”)
Clearly, there’s a pretty wild disparity between Holder’s belief that such an ID system for gun owners is simply “common sense,” while a photo ID system for voters is, in his words, an “aggressive step to curtail the voting rights of African-Americans.” The same African-Americans, we presume, who will be unable to defend their lives, their family, and their property if Holder’s gun control proposal is implemented.
This inconsistency is troubling, but Holder doesn’t see it that way. During his testimony, the Attorney General asserted that he has a “vast amount of discretion” about how he does or doesn’t choose to enforce our nation’s laws. Which doesn’t make them laws so much as whimsical suggestions.
Still, despite all of our concerns, Hope n’ Change is not entirely opposed to the idea of mandatory electronic ID bracelets. In fact, we’re eagerly looking forward to the day one is locked around Eric Holder’s ankle when he’s finally convicted for his many crimes against the Constitution.
Hope n’ Change doesn’t actually have a lot to add to today’s cartoon because it pretty much sums up exactly what we believe the Obamacare strategy to be – a deliberate fustercluck designed to force people into an unworkable system and destroy the private insurance agency. The eventual goal being a single payer system for everyone…and cost-saving euthanasia (“painkillers not pacemakers” in the president’s words) for the old, infirm, and inconvenient.
Sebelius will now join the teeming ranks of those who will be nearly impossible to hold accountable for their actions in this wretched administration, like Hillary “What Does It Matter” Clinton, Eric “Fast and Furious” Holder, and Lois “I Refuse To Even Admit That’s My Name” Lerner.
Obama’s proposed replacement for Sebelius is Office of Management and Budget director Sylvia Matthews Burwell, who has no experience or expertise in Human Health Serviceswhatsoever, but has a long history of sycophantic service to the Democrat party – demonstrated mostly by cooking the budget books, stonewalling Congress, and issuing the orders to barricade the WWII Veterans Memorial (and other open air national monuments) during the preposterous “government shutdown.”
With that kind of experience, erecting barricades between Americans and their health care should come as easily to her as it did to her predecessor.
Isn’t it amazing that Barry does EVERYTHING to accomplish his political agenda and to hell with anything having to do with being a leader or governing ?
The day we lost 4 Americans to ISLAMIC TERRORISTS in Benghazi, he went to bed early to get a good night’s sleep so he can be fresh for a fund raiser in Las Vegas the next day! Absolutely disgraceful!
The Obama administration said Friday it’s extending its review of the Keystone XL pipeline – a procedural punt that could put off a decision until after midterms – unleashing howls of protest from both Republicans and Democrats who want the project approved.
State Department officials cited ongoing litigation in Nebraska over the pipeline’s route, and said more time was needed to allow for comment.
The indecision over the northern leg of TransCanada’s pipeline, which would connect the tar sands of Alberta to oil refineries and export facilities in Texas, has dragged on for nearly six years – and the debate has put President Obama in a tough spot with supporters, some of whom are pushing for the the job-creating project, and environmentalists who are vehemently opposed.
“This delay is shameful,”Republican House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement.
“With tens of thousands of American jobs on the line and our allies in Eastern Europe looking for energy leadership from America, it’s clear there is little this administration isn’t willing to sacrifice for politics. This job-creating project has cleared every environmental hurdle and overwhelmingly passed the test of public opinion, yet it’s been blocked for more than 2,000 days.”
The far left have found their terrorists and they run a ranch in Nevada.
Gates of Vienna describes the situation:
A man named Harry Reid represents the state of Nevada in the United States Senate. As Senate Majority Leader, he also holds one of the most powerful political offices in Washington. His former top aide heads the Bureau of Land Management, which mounted an offensive operation against the Bundy ranch earlier this month using armed agents, armored vehicles, and snipers. His son Rory represents the Chinese energy company that plans to build a huge solar panel plant on public land in the Nevada desert, as soon as the last of those annoying cattle ranchers can be evicted from real estate controlled by the federal government. The only thing standing between the Reid dynasty and the realization of its lucrative dream is a single cattle ranch near the town of Bunkerville, plus an undetermined number of dedicated and well-armed patriots who have gathered to guard it for the past several weeks.
Senator Reid is understandably frustrated with the situation in Bunkerville. Several times over past week he has referred to Oath Keepers and other patriotic groups as “domestic terrorists”, and their actions as “domestic terrorism”.
The following graphic, borrowed from Sipsey Street Irregulars, highlights the capricious nomenclature employed the federal government when it talks about “terrorism”
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
Federal Fire Power: Instead of putting a lien on the property of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, the Bureau of Land Management surrounded his ranch with 200 armed agents. It’s not the only agency with a private army.
Back in 2008, candidate Barack Obama slipped a little-noticed line in a speech, proposing a national police force reporting straight to him.
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military,” he said. “We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”……..Barack Hussein Obama
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Obama Promised a ‘Civilian National Security Force’ – Today There Are Over 120,000 Armed Federal AgentsApril 20, 2014
Remember the shortage of high caliber ammo…..well wake up America this is why. Papa Mike
Armed federal agents at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada, April 2014. (Natural News)
In 2008, Barack Obama announced his plan to build a massive “civilian national security force” here in America. It would be just as well funded as the US military.
Today in America there are over 120,000 armed federal agents who work for 40 different agencies.
FOX News reported:
The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement — have armed divisions.
The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.
Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise.
The incident that sparked the renewed interest and concern occurred in late August when a team of armed federal and state officials descended on the tiny Alaska gold mining town of Chicken, Alaska.
The Environmental Protection Agency, whose armed agents in full body armor participated, acknowledged taking part in the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force investigation, which it said was conducted to look for possible violations of the Clean Water Act.
ANOTHER HUGE LIE: Obama Promised No New Taxes on Middle Class – But He’s Proposed 442 New Taxes (Video)”April 19, 2014
Where in the hell is the outrage from the DEMOCRATS and ABC-CBS-NBC-CNN-MSNBC???? He can say and do ANYTHING he wants, legal or illegal and NO ONE MAKES HIM, ERIC HOLDER OR ANYONE ELSE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE……Papa Mike
Another Obama Lie.
Candidate Barack Obama repeatedly promised Americans that he would not raise taxes for Americans making less than $250,000 a year.
Well that wasn’t true.
A new report for Americans for Tax Reform found that Obama has proposed a whopping 442 tax increases since taking office.
For the second time in two days, Majority Leader Harry Reid called the Bundy Ranch supporters “domestic terrorists” again today in an interview with KSNV. Republican Dean Heller called them “patriots.”
In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are “domestic terrorists,” while the state’s Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he considers them “patriots.”
The two men appeared Friday afternoon on KSNV’s “What’s Your Point?” question-and-answer show.
The first question went to Reid, about his comments that a few hundred people protesting and blocking federal action against rancher Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists.”
“What did you mean by that?” co-host Amy Tarkanian asked.
“Just what I said,” Reid responded.
Megyn Kelly aired Reid’s outrageous comments tonight.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
On average 6600 American service men died per MONTH, during WW2 (about 220 a day).
People who were not around during WW2 have no understanding of the magnitude. This gives some insight.
276,000 aircraft manufactured in the US ..
43,000 planes lost overseas, including 23,000 in combat.
14,000 lost in the continental U.S.
The staggering cost of aircraft in 1945 dollars
B-17 $204,370. P-40 $44,892.
B-24 $215,516. P-47 $85,578.
B-25 $142,194. P-51 $51,572.
B-26 $192,426. C-47 $88,574.
B-29 $605,360. PT-17 $15,052.
P-38 $97,147. AT-6 $22,952.
From Germany ‘s invasion of Poland , Sept. 1, 1939, until Japan ‘s surrender on Sept. 2, 1945 = 2,433 days.
America lost an average of 170 planes a day.
A B-17 carried 2,500 gallons of high octane fuel and carried a crew of 10 airmen.
9.7 billion gallons of gasoline consumed.
108 million hours flown.
460 thousand million rounds of aircraft ammo fired overseas.
7.9 million bombs dropped overseas.
2.3 million combat flights.
299,230 aircraft used.
808,471 aircraft engines used.