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  • Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination (Clinched!)

    05/26/2016 4:19:17 PM PDT · 287 of 306
    Crusher138 to vsEPAwarrior
    So am I in the right place?

    Welcome!

    There have been bloody wars here for the past few months, mostly between Cruz people and Trump people.

    I was one of the former.

    Jim Robinson - head honcho around these parts - didn't cotton to people bad mouthing Trump and his supporters so the Viking Kitty made many zot visits and many long time Freepers are no more.

    I have accepted defeat, put on my big boy pants, and am now supporting Trump. We have to stop the Hildebeast.

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 12:17:52 PM PDT · 107 of 833
    Crusher138 to CedarDave

    The smell of roasting chilis is remarkably close to the smell of a certain illegal herb.

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 10:20:56 AM PDT · 58 of 833
    Crusher138 to RayofHope
    glad to read that things have changed in Santa Fe.....

    Santa Fe itself has veered left into la-la land.

    The wife and I celebrated our anniversary up there recently and kept running into loony old people who dressed up as walking political posters and were virulently anti-Trump. They just walked around the Plaza area, yelling at the top of their lungs "Stop Trump!".

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 10:14:16 AM PDT · 56 of 833
    Crusher138 to Seattle Conservative
    Any feelings/thoughts on how the doctor is doing down there against McCain?

    McCain is from the next state over, but from what I hear it is a microcosm of what is going on nationally - the establishment vs the upstart. The GOP-E seems to be circling the wagons to protect the McCainiac.

    I personally wouldn't be surprised to see him step down for health reasons. Might want to do that while there is a Republican governor.

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 9:46:03 AM PDT · 45 of 833
    Crusher138 to RayofHope
    Another interesting tidbit, the New Mexico state legislature only meets for 60 days a year and 30 days on alternating years. They are only paid for their expenses and have been democratically controlled since time immemorial......

    In New Mexico the House is Republican and the Senate is Democrat. We have high hopes to have both houses under Republican control after the next election.

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 9:34:33 AM PDT · 39 of 833
    Crusher138 to Theodore R.

    Rio Rancho is a city of about 90,000 just outside of Albuquerque.

    It has a colorful - if short - history. The city was founded on land fraud. If you have seen “Glengarry Glen Ross” you know about early Rio Rancho. In that movie they are selling rubes chunks of worthless desert land as retirement. The feds caught up with the real fraudsters and made them fulfill their promises of roads, schools, etc., and Rio Rancho was born.

    The feds must have liked what they saw because Rio Rancho became witness relocation central. We have the largest Italian American club west of the Mississippi. Our main highway is named after a former mayor who was in sanitation and labor relations in New Jersey before “moving” here.

    Now we are home to an Intel plant, an HP facility and several call centers. If you want to live in the Albuquerque area and want to be in the safest city in the state, with really excellent schools, you buy in Rio Rancho.

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 9:25:52 AM PDT · 32 of 833
    Crusher138 to hoosiermama

    I live in Rio Rancho, just outside of Albuquerque.

    I run my own business and this is our busy season so I will have to miss it.

    Sounds like it is going to be a madhouse.

  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO @ 7PM MDT

    05/24/2016 8:23:05 AM PDT · 7 of 833
    Crusher138 to nikos1121

    Albuquerque elected a Republican mayor.

    Rio Rancho and Las Cruces - the second and third largest cities in the state - are Republican.

    New Mexico elected a Republican governor and has a Republican House of Representatives.

    There are some VERY blue areas - Santa Fe and Taos come to mind - but the state is not a lock for the Rats.

  • Black Panther Helps Marvel Bridge the Diversity Gap (Cast 90% Black- "Too Little Too Late?")

    05/18/2016 8:47:48 AM PDT · 34 of 35
    Crusher138 to ghosthost

    The Force Awakens is at a little over $2 billion.

    Only two movies are higher:

    Avatar at $2.78 billion

    Titanic at $2.2 billion

    Minions was at $1.16 billion

  • Obama Administration Set to Extend Overtime Pay to Millions

    05/17/2016 4:09:49 PM PDT · 25 of 29
    Crusher138 to Amendment10

    I have a theory.

    The Rats realize that the national debt is a problem.

    They also realize that cutting spending is political suicide (for them).

    The only way to fix the problem (in their minds) is to inflate us out of debt.

    Inflation is usually bad because historically prices go up and then - eventually - wages go up. There is much economic pain until the wages eventually catch up.

    They have discovered that if they can force wages to increase, they can do inflation without the pain. Wages will go up first and prices will follow. People won’t really be earning more, but most will be too stupid to figure that out.

    They get the political benefit of “raising” people’s wages AND can make inroads on the debt.

  • Microsoft Must Be Getting Desperate (V)

    05/17/2016 3:23:30 PM PDT · 101 of 119
    Crusher138 to TheNext

    Or you could get a Mac...

  • Paramedic stole James Gandolfini’s Rolex as he lay dying

    05/17/2016 11:29:44 AM PDT · 38 of 70
    Crusher138 to ChicagoConservative27

    I had a co-worker who “had a line on” Rolex’s that were so good you couldn’t tell them from the real thing. They had “supposedly” fake serial numbers and appeared by all common standards to be real. He sold them for $250.

    I never bought one, though I was tempted.

    I found out, years later, that they were real Rolex watches. A friend of his had stolen an entire shipment of Rolex’s and discovered, because of the serial numbers, that they were difficult to fence.

    The truth was discovered when one of the purchasers died and his heir, thinking that the watch was genuine, took it to a jeweler for cleaning and maintenance. The jeweler checked the Rolex against a database, discovered the property was stolen, and called the police. The heir had no idea where the watch came from, was able to prove he had inherited it, and so was not prosecuted, but the watch was confiscated.

  • United Methodist Church to respond to rumors that it is about to split over gay equality

    05/17/2016 11:01:09 AM PDT · 49 of 163
    Crusher138 to xzins

    I consider myself fairly well versed in the Bible, but could someone find for me where in the Bible it supports homosexual unions? I can find plenty to support heterosexual unions and a good amount of anti-homosexual verses, but I just can’t seem to find the verses that support homosexuality.

    I must have a defective Bible...

  • 10 Worst Things Happening in Schools…Really?!?

    05/16/2016 2:30:16 PM PDT · 5 of 17
    Crusher138 to BruceDeitrickPrice

    I do think education needs to be changed in some fundamental ways.

    My friends who have home schooled their children report that having flexible hours and allowing the children to choose the order of study works very well.

    I think homework is a lazy teacher’s crutch. If you can’t effectively teach a concept in an hour, sending them home with hours of “practice” isn’t going to make them any better. What is does do is give the children with supportive, interested parents a huge leg up. Kids that lack someone at home to help them become frustrated with school and are more likely to drop out early.

    I could go on and on, but all you really have to do is check out the school systems that are kicking our butt. Some are strict and long (mostly Asian countries), but some, like Finland, have taken on a much different approach with great success.

  • Hillary Pledges Open Borders, Levin Responds with Attack on Trump’s Tariffs

    05/15/2016 8:25:56 AM PDT · 90 of 133
    Crusher138 to Rockitz

    One of the saddest things for me this election cycle is the exposure of idiocy on the right. I have always know that there were stupid liberals, but a person on the right who doesn’t realize that by not supporting Trump they are helping Hillary to get elected is a whole new level of brain dead.

    While I didn’t always agree with them, I did generally accept that Levin, Beck, Medved, et al, had at least a valid, intellectually supportable view. No more. I will not listen to their crap. You know the left won’t listen to them. You would think that maybe in the interest of self-preservation they would dial back the #NeverTrump. Nope, too stupid to do even that.

    Sad, really...

  • Just How Divided Is the GOP Over Trump?

    05/10/2016 11:49:20 AM PDT · 45 of 51
    Crusher138 to Theophilus

    First of all, I was a Cruz guy and am not particularly enthusiastic about Trump.

    Secondly, you would have to be blind to not realize that Trump has struck a chord with a large chunk (but not majority) of the American people.

    A small, enthusiastic group can often prevail. Supposedly only about a third of the colonists were in favor of independence.

    There has NEVER been a President elected with broad appeal. We have had Presidents elected with less than 40% of the popular vote and 4 have been elected with over 60% of the popular vote. The vast majority of Presidential elections are within a couple of points of 50%. We have ALWAYS been a divided nation.

    Back to my point, ENTHUSIASM wins elections. I don’t remember anyone who was excited to vote for Dole, McCain or Romney. There are people out there now who just can’t wait to pull the lever for Trump. Not just to defeat Hillary (I’m in that camp), but because they like Trump and think he will make America great again.

    Don’t underestimate enthusiasm.

  • Just How Divided Is the GOP Over Trump?

    05/10/2016 8:55:15 AM PDT · 37 of 51
    Crusher138 to winoneforthegipper

    I have a theory...

    A candidate who people are voting FOR will always win.

    Our last two races were primarily anti-Obama. Few on the Republican side were really excited to vote for McCain or Romney. Not because they weren’t conservative enough - an argument for another time - but because they were BORING! They were the vanilla pudding of politicians. While we may have disagreed with Obama, you have to admit he fired up a lot of people.

    This election the tables have turned. While there is some ginned-up enthusiasm for electing a woman president, I think many Democrats don’t want Hillary to be the FIRST woman president. The rank and file D’s are very tepid this time around.

    Prediction - enthusiasm wins - Trump in 2016.

  • Blogger Gary Welsh Dies In Apparent Suicide

    05/09/2016 12:23:48 PM PDT · 295 of 309
    Crusher138 to Eddie01

    Saw a lefty in Santa Fe selling buttons that said:

    Stop the
    tRump

    With a cartoon picture of a rump.

    They were further referring to Trump supporters as “Rump Lovers.”

    Isn’t that open and inclusive?

  • My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can’t Afford. Now What?

    05/03/2016 2:07:07 PM PDT · 88 of 153
    Crusher138 to CGASMIA68
    USCG,USAF,USN,USA,USMC. In that order

    Like the order!

    I was accepted to the Air Force Academy and Annapolis, but chose to go to the Coast Guard Academy.

    Got injured and sent home, but I still brighten up when I hear "Semper Paratus"!

  • My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can’t Afford. Now What?

    05/03/2016 2:03:19 PM PDT · 84 of 153
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    We moved to New Mexico when the boys were 8 and 13.

    New Mexico provides FREE tuition at a state university to residents. There are some conditions, but they are pretty easy to meet and keep.

    Great reason to move here.

    Anyway, one finished but has decided to go back for a more specialized degree. He has to pay for it and it will cost about $20K.

    My youngest is finishing his freshman year. Has received the state scholarship and Pell grants. He refuses to take out loans. After his brother’s educational escapade, he is much more focused and taking it more seriously.

  • Suit Accuses New York Times Executives of Bias (in age, race and gender)

    04/29/2016 3:25:08 PM PDT · 8 of 17
    Crusher138 to Billthedrill

    Hillary has huge negatives as well.

    Rasmussen has it at 38% vs 38% as of this morning.

    It is bad for Hillaty now. Debates would not work in her favor. She has potential health problems. Then there is always the email issue.

    We need a candidate that people can get excited about. I have come to the conclusion, much to my regret, that it can’t be Cruz. Say what you will about Trump, but he has fired up a lot of people. I haven’t seen anything like that on the Republican side since Reagan.

  • Eagles eating cat upsets nest viewers

    04/29/2016 8:27:36 AM PDT · 34 of 87
    Crusher138 to Wilderness Conservative

    An eagle tried to snatch my friend’s chihuahua.

    It swooped in, grabbed it, but misjudged the height of a nearby wall and smacked into it.

    Stunned, the eagle dropped the dog and flew off.

    Poor dog had really deep cuts in it’s back from the talons.

    Now it won’t go outside unless “Mom” comes with it.

  • Trump's foreign policy speech left experts puzzled or appalled

    04/28/2016 12:13:33 PM PDT · 85 of 123
    Crusher138 to SteveH

    Sorry, didn’t mean to come down so hard. Just annoys the crap out of me that we have to spend so much time and energy beating up on Republican candidates when that energy would be better spent ripping the REAL opposition!

  • Trump's foreign policy speech left experts puzzled or appalled

    04/28/2016 11:30:34 AM PDT · 26 of 123
    Crusher138 to SteveH
    Rob Barker - Author

    Has collaborated with Woodward on a book.

    Is a contributor to:

    ProPublica.org, The New York Times, Salon.com, ScientificAmerican.com, The AtlanticWire.com, CFO Magazine, The Fiscal Times, Business Insider, Bank Investment Consultant Magazine, US Banker Magazine, Columbia Magazine, Money Laundering Alert, The American Prospect, CBSNews.com, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, and Entrepreneurial Edge Magazine.

    A hard leftie who contributes to hard left toilet paper.

    Why would you post anything this jerk has to say? Are the anti-Trump Republicans SO threatened that they are embracing the hard left?

  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 10:54:22 AM PDT · 446 of 461
    Crusher138 to COUNTrecount

    I saw him say that standing at a podium.

    I like Ted...used to like him more...but he is becoming Nixon-like - stranger and stranger as time goes by...

  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 8:03:22 AM PDT · 276 of 461
    Crusher138 to COUNTrecount
    How much does Graham despise the gentleman from Texas? He’s stopped short of accusing Cruz of being the Zodiac Killer, but he’s made his disdain known several times, publicly.

    If you are justifying your argument by quoting Senator Leslie Grahamnesty you probably don't belong on FreeRepublic.

  • CNBC: Cruz will make major announcement at 4PM

    04/27/2016 7:38:20 AM PDT · 190 of 461
    Crusher138 to GreaterSwiss

    I have been a Ted Cruz supporter. I gave money to his campaign. I have defended him.

    This morning I heard a clip where Senator Cruz said,

    “Indiana, the eyes of the nation are upon you.”

    That, in a nutshell, is Senator Cruz’s problem.

    Who talks like that? It sounds like a politician. Such language may be appropriate for an inauguration address, but as a speech at a campaign rally, it rang false to my ears.

  • Ted Cruz, John Kasich join forces to stop Donald Trump

    04/25/2016 11:55:00 AM PDT · 332 of 347
    Crusher138 to Trump20162020

    I live in New Mexico, where the diarrhea duo have decided that Kaisich is to be the single on the ballot against Trump.

    I have been a Cruz supporter, but it looks like I will be voting for Trump.

    I will NOT cast a vote for the Idiot from Ohio.

  • PERSONAL COMPUTERS; CD-ROM for the Common Man [1989!]

    04/19/2016 2:07:22 PM PDT · 23 of 81
    Crusher138 to jonno

    My Tandy Model 100 had a built in blazing fast 300 baud modem.

    I brought it to meetings and used it to take notes. The Congress-critter I worked for gave me evil looks. He said it distracted everyone from what was being discussed.

    It worked for 20 hours on 4 AA batteries and had a 8 line by 40 character monochrome LCD display.

    Cost me right around $1000. Sold it 2 years later for $600. The guy tried to return it a week after he bought it because some of the keys stopped working. Worked fine when I sold it, so I told him sorry, I’m not Sears...

  • Vanity-Cruz could have dumped own gala mic to draw attention away from Col delegate cluster pluck!

    04/15/2016 2:14:45 PM PDT · 34 of 37
    Crusher138 to TheTimeOfMan
    People who worship another person are sick. I’m willing to discuss the pro and cons of each candidate. Both Trump and Cruz have pros and cons. I am most unwilling to act like some unreasoning, besotted, drooling, freak, worshiping Hitler at a NAZI party rally.

    Mega dittos.

    I prefer Cruz. Trump is more interesting, but interesting like a super-hot, crazy girlfriend.

    Even on Celebrity Apprentice there were times where, when The Donald gave his opinion, I would go "Where the hell did THAT come from?!" His campaign has been like that. Mostly okay, but with the occasional WTF?

    Anyway, I would still vote for either.

  • Camaro clocked at 171 mph on Highway 61 (Yowza!)

    04/12/2016 2:22:52 PM PDT · 90 of 177
    Crusher138 to rktman

    When I lived in Fort Lauderdale we used to do Disney World Runs. 254 miles. The record was just over 2 hours.

  • Why I’m quitting the ‘Walking Dead’ franchise

    04/12/2016 10:22:06 AM PDT · 59 of 89
    Crusher138 to IronJack

    Nope, nope, nope...

    SORT OF SPOILERS

    Your criticism could be directed at just about any genre. In cop shows it is one crime after another. In hospital shows it is another medical emergency. Ho-hum.

    Rick’s group has tried to settle down twice now. Once at the prison and now at Alexandria. The story has come from the forces that want to keep them from settling down. First the Governor, now Negan.

    IF the comics are to be believed (and they aren’t always reflected in the show) Alexandria combines forces with Hilltop and the just introduced Kingdom to fight and eventually defeat Negan. In the comics this leads to a restoration of “normal” with the three (or two, since Alexandria goes boom) communities cooperating in matters of trade and defense.

  • Why I’m quitting the ‘Walking Dead’ franchise

    04/12/2016 9:50:34 AM PDT · 58 of 89
    Crusher138 to raybbr

    My take is that the writers have been too nice when it comes to living to living interactions.

    I would suspect, if it ever really happened, travelers would be victimized by snipers who would pick them off from a distance and then steal their stuff. Lots of ambushes. No one would be traveling from place to place. Much more “this is our turf, get the hell off.”

  • Trump claims $102 million charitable donations over last 5 years, but gave no personal cash

    04/11/2016 11:04:48 AM PDT · 99 of 115
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    As a businessman, my charitable donations are nearly always through my company. I gave a little over $10,000 last year through deeply discounted or donated products. If those same charities had to rely on my “cash” donations, they would have been sh*t out of luck.

  • Are 1 in 5 Women Raped in College?

    04/11/2016 10:32:48 AM PDT · 18 of 44
    Crusher138 to Mr. Mojo

    So how do they determine the difference between regretful sex and actual rape?

    Hypothetically, I know a guy who was pledging a fraternity. At a rush party the fraternity’s president’s girlfriend got mad at said president and took said pledge back to her dorm room and had repeated revenge sex with him. Clueless pledge did not know her relationship to the president.

    Upon waking up the next morning, more or less sober, she was highly ashamed of herself and vented her anger at the poor pledge. Amid hurtling projectiles, the hypothetical pledge ran for his life. Back at the assumed safety of the fraternity house, he discovered he was in deep crap for going off with the president’s girlfriend.

    It all eventually worked itself out, but should such an event happen today, the hypothetical pledge would probably be facing rape charges.

  • How White Castle Will Adjust to a $15 Minimum Wage in New York

    04/11/2016 9:15:16 AM PDT · 82 of 162
    Crusher138 to SeekAndFind

    If we have a $15 an hour minimum wage here I will have to increase prices by 50%, just to make the same amount I am, which isn’t much.

    I am already facing pressure from overseas competition. If a printed t-shirt from me costs $10, but they can buy it online for $7, I’m out of business.

  • Starbucks Helps Lesbians Declare War on Christmas, Place ‘Lillith’ The Goddess of Lesbianism...

    04/09/2016 9:53:33 AM PDT · 82 of 106
    Crusher138 to Mad Dawgg

    Have you had a cup of Starbucks coffee?

    Have you ever owned an iPhone?

    Just so you know, I had Starbucks last weekend. Before that, I had Starbucks in April of 2013 (I was on vacation). Not in any way addicted to it. I make my own at home on a machine that I spent way too much on, but it makes coffee just the way I like it.

  • Starbucks Helps Lesbians Declare War on Christmas, Place ‘Lillith’ The Goddess of Lesbianism...

    04/09/2016 8:13:22 AM PDT · 71 of 106
    Crusher138 to Mad Dawgg

    So what do you pay for a cup of coffee?

    $1.61 for the dreck from McDonalds?

    IHOP coffee for $2.19?

    Waffle House quality for $1.79?

    Starbucks isn’t about being hip. It is about a good product at a reasonable price in a convenient location. Must be working because they are up to over 21,000 locations.

    As for the phone, I own Apple phones and have never paid more than $200 for any of them. I have had cheap phones. They tend to be awful. My business and livelihood are dependent on a phone that always works. No Andriod device I have had has been anywhere near as reliable as my iPhones. They must be doing something right.

    This crotchety, persnickety attitude of some on FR - especially without firsthand knowledge of what they are talking about - is really getting old.

  • The Death Star Is A Stupid Idea. Please Stop Making Movies About It

    04/09/2016 7:48:20 AM PDT · 39 of 53
    Crusher138 to ClearCase_guy

    And just the movies have generated over $6 billion in revenue.

    I guess the billions of fans are wrong and we should just bow down to your righteous opinion.

    Go suck an Oscar.

  • Starbucks Helps Lesbians Declare War on Christmas, Place ‘Lillith’ The Goddess of Lesbianism...

    04/09/2016 7:19:41 AM PDT · 55 of 106
    Crusher138 to Mad Dawgg

    Okay, a couple of things for sanity sake.

    First, this was a satire site. Those who have taken it seriously are perpetuating the stereotype that conservatives are idiots. Congratulations.

    Second, a regular cup of coffee from Starbucks is between $2.00 and $2.65, depending on size. Dunkin Donuts is $1.72 to $2.47, depending on size. For further comparison, an iced macchiato is $4.05 to $5.35 at Starbucks and $3.45 to $4.53 at Dunkin Donuts. Starbucks is a little more expensive, but stop with the “$4.00 cup of coffee” crap. It just makes you look stupid and cheap.

    Third, millennials have an obnoxious sense of privilege and snobbery no matter where they work. I have had the same snotty attitude from early 20-somethings at Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, IHOP, Dennys, McDonalds, etc., etc. The sole exception is Chick-Fil-A. They don’t put up with that crap there.

    In conclusion, Starbucks is no better or worse than any other big chain food serving franchise. When was the last time they wished you Merry Christmas at Burger King? How did you like those purple Christmas cups from McDonalds this year? Didn’t notice them, did you?

    Sheesh, maybe we are as brain dead as liberals make us out to be.

  • Krauthammer: GOP split 'guaranteed' if Trump loses nomination

    04/08/2016 2:24:41 PM PDT · 68 of 186
    Crusher138 to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    I would vote for Cruz.

    I would vote for Trump.

    If the GOP puts up some “unifying” yutz, I’m outta here.

  • Four Reasons Republicans Should Rejoice at Cruz Beating Trump

    04/08/2016 1:58:45 PM PDT · 48 of 189
    Crusher138 to datura

    So...

    Cruz people are saying they will stay home if their guy is not the nominee.

    Trump people are saying they will stay home if their guy is not the nominee.

    Since they both cannot be the nominee, we are almost assured a second President Clinton or, God forbid, a President Sanders.

    Great. Just great.

  • Teen Killed After Strapping Rocket to Skateboard

    04/07/2016 11:33:39 AM PDT · 75 of 75
    Crusher138 to KevinB

    As I remember it, we made about 5 pounds of the stuff.

    The “rocket” was about 4’ long and we had a “shuttle” on the back of it which was about 1.75” long.

    Lucky we didn’t kill ourselves!

  • Teen Killed After Strapping Rocket to Skateboard

    04/06/2016 2:19:32 PM PDT · 56 of 75
    Crusher138 to Fred Hayek

    It was our 7th grade science teacher that taught us how to make gunpowder.

    He mixed up a little in the classroom and set it off.

    We took good notes.

  • Teen Killed After Strapping Rocket to Skateboard

    04/06/2016 1:24:45 PM PDT · 43 of 75
    Crusher138 to Gamecock

    I once launched a large homemade “space shuttle” from Lauderdale By The Sea beach.

    We used pipes and made our own propellant from homemade black powder. We rolled it in toilet paper and shoved it up the pipes.

    We launched just after dawn. We used an electrical trigger and were about 100 feet away, hunkered behind a concrete seawall.

    The sucker shot into the air maybe 200 feet and then exploded. Loudly. Very loudly. We heard pieces of it ricocheting off nearby hotels.

    There was a news report of a mysterious explosion that night on the Ralph Renick report, but authorities had no leads or clues as to what it was or who caused it.

    Thank God!

  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 6 Episode 16 [90 min. Season Finale]

    04/04/2016 3:27:11 PM PDT · 328 of 355
    Crusher138 to Hot Tabasco

    ***SPOILERS...sort of***

    They are part of The Kingdom. According to the comic book, they are in a school in the Washington DC area.

    In the comic, Rick and somebody named Paul convince Hilltop, The Kingdom and Alexandria to join forces to fight Negan and the Saviors.

    Before they can attack the Saviors, Negan attacks Alexandria, burning/bombing it to kingdom come (heh, heh, see what I did there?)

    Anyway, the homeless Alexandria-ites and the Kingdom gather in Hilltop to make a giant army and fight and defeat Negan and the Saviors.

    TAKE THIS WITH A GIANT GRAIN OF SALT...the comic and show are different in many, many ways, but I think we can take from this is that The Kingdom are good guys.

  • Disneyland worker found dead in haunted house

    04/04/2016 1:50:02 PM PDT · 57 of 64
    Crusher138 to Berlin_Freeper

    When hinges creak
    In doorless chambers
    and strange and frightening sounds
    echo through the halls
    wherever candlelight flickers
    when the air is deathly still
    that is the time when ghosts are present
    practicing their terror with
    ghoulish delight
    welcome foolish mortals
    to the haunted mansion
    I am your host, your ghost host
    you will not be harmed, but you will not be released
    until you have taken a tour of my home
    we have so few visitors
    live ones, that is...bwahaahaahahahahah
    come along now..........

  • Megyn Kelly: There have been threats against my life since Trump questioning

    04/04/2016 10:21:05 AM PDT · 132 of 155
    Crusher138 to Bushbacker1

    There were threats to your life when you cut your hair.

    There are threats to your life when you change your lipstick color.

    Quit being a drama queen and strive to be a journalist.

  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 6 Episode 16 [90 min. Season Finale]

    04/03/2016 7:58:50 PM PDT · 240 of 355
    Crusher138 to MotorCityBuck

    Negan speaks of Karl and Rick’s future post beating, so it isn’t them.

    He said that Glenn’s emotional outburst was a “freebie”, so I don’t think he got it.

    Abraham was discussing his future with Sasha, so it could be him. Don’t discuss a happy future in The Walking Dead.

    Eugene was preparing for his own death, so it could be him.

    The guy from Alexandria could be the red shirt, but that would almost be a cheat.

    Daryll is really popular and I don’t think they would kill him off.

  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 6 Episode 16 [90 min. Season Finale]

    04/03/2016 7:50:28 PM PDT · 231 of 355
    Crusher138 to Cats Pajamas

    Don’t think so.