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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,603
Posted By rockyraider
No safety just my trigger finger.

No safety just my trigger finger.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By rockyraider
1. If you aren't maxing out your 401k do it...

1. If you aren't maxing out your 401k do it before you worry about supplemental investing.

2. If you are doing #1, open a ROTH IRA with vanguard and buy their S&P 500 index.

3. Most pros...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 697
Posted By rockyraider
I like Paulaner and Spaten Oktoberfest. Both are...

I like Paulaner and Spaten Oktoberfest. Both are great beers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,392
Posted By rockyraider
I'd get an RTIC when they have one of their 25%...

I'd get an RTIC when they have one of their 25% off sales.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,281
Posted By rockyraider
I haven't been in that situation, but I would...

I haven't been in that situation, but I would think an engagement ring would be appropriate even for a second marriage. That is unless you guys have agreed on something else based on prior...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By rockyraider
Hot dogs and asparagus, interesting combo.

Hot dogs and asparagus, interesting combo.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 12,974
Posted By rockyraider
So sorry for your loss. You are absolutely...

So sorry for your loss. You are absolutely correct that every day we are given on this earth is a blessing. None of us know when it will end for ourselves or our loved ones. In my line of work I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By rockyraider
I don't know what the Dallas Fair Park is. Is it...

I don't know what the Dallas Fair Park is. Is it a private location or is it owned/operated by the county or city? I'm not an attorney, but I am LEO. If its private, I believe they can pretty much...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,323
Posted By rockyraider
Funny how experiences can differ from person to...

Funny how experiences can differ from person to person. The only thing Husquvaurna I’ve ever owned is my blower. Bought it several years ago. It’s been a POS since I bought it. It’s never really...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,421
Posted By rockyraider
There are plenty of good deals out there, you...

There are plenty of good deals out there, you just have to look. I wouldn't rely on going to boat dealerships to look at boats and expect to get a real good deal on a used boat. I have a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,466
Posted By rockyraider
Its been my experience in my own neighborhood...

Its been my experience in my own neighborhood (middle class neighborhood $230-$270kish homes) that the handful of homes that have been sold and became rentals are typically not cared for like all of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By rockyraider
I'm sure your knife was their CV steel version...

I'm sure your knife was their CV steel version being that it developed a patina. In the trapper, you can either get CV steel or stainless. I prefer CV carbon steel.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,851
Posted By rockyraider
Chips, come on now, its August in Texas,...

Chips, come on now, its August in Texas, everything is hot.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,623
Posted By rockyraider
I've heard a lot about this type stuff on the...

I've heard a lot about this type stuff on the late night radio show Coast to Coast. Pretty interesting to hear the conspiracy theorist and fringe end of timers talk about some of this stuff. Its...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,815
Posted By rockyraider
My home will always be here in Texas, retired or...

My home will always be here in Texas, retired or otherwise. I'm not a mountain person, nice to visit and see once every so often, but I have no desire to be there full time. If I ever got the bug...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,135
Posted By rockyraider
Not a huge fan, I prefer Modelo, Pacifico,...

Not a huge fan, I prefer Modelo, Pacifico, Bohemia, etc... are all better beers in my opinion. I've gotten to where I enjoy hoppy beer so much I can't drink but one or two non-hoppy style beers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,735
Posted By rockyraider
This.... We are all so much more connected...

This.... We are all so much more connected today, yet so much more disconnected as human beings in so many ways due to cell phones. I honestly believe there will be, and there probably already is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By rockyraider
Just FYI, Lucchese will re-do/rebuild boots as...

Just FYI, Lucchese will re-do/rebuild boots as will many custom boot makers. A buddy acquired several pair of Lucchese Classics recently. They were probably three sizes too big for me. We sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,201
Posted By rockyraider
Thankfully I've never had to pay child support, I...

Thankfully I've never had to pay child support, I feel for you guys who have been taken to the cleaners. I've always felt that "child support" far too often is really ex-spousal support. I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 9,947
Posted By rockyraider
I was 25 and 27 when mine were born. Its a weird...

I was 25 and 27 when mine were born. Its a weird feeling to know that in four years, we'll be empty nesters at 45. Good friend of mine got started late, he just had his second at 40. Its so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,800
Posted By rockyraider
Dang, never seen one to seeing several dozen in...

Dang, never seen one to seeing several dozen in the last three weeks? I'd be staying in a hotel until I found out where they were coming from and the problem was fixed! I hate the things more than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,034
Posted By rockyraider
I'm a grumpy A-hole, so take it for what its...

I'm a grumpy A-hole, so take it for what its worth. I have never been to one and don't plan on going. Fortunately I've always had to work when these things come up. There may have been one or two...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,142
Posted By rockyraider
Scotch has gotten expensive. I usually shop the...

Scotch has gotten expensive. I usually shop the sales and purchase when I find a good deal. I've tried lots of them, like them all. I just can't drink $50+ bottles of single malt on a regular...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,070
Posted By rockyraider
There is no excuse for littering like that... ...

There is no excuse for littering like that... Two quick experiences with how trashy people are.

1. I grew up going to Port A multiple times a summer and have continued doing it as an adult. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By rockyraider
Schizophrenia at its finest.

Schizophrenia at its finest.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 676
Posted By rockyraider
What’s the barrel twist rate? Make sure you are...

What’s the barrel twist rate? Make sure you are shooting bullets that the barrel will stabilize. I have an old Savage 110 .223 with an 11-1 twist I believe. Won’t shoot anything over 60gr, tried...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,300
Posted By rockyraider
The whole “spider bite” thing was before MRSA and...

The whole “spider bite” thing was before MRSA and staph became a widely known problem. The spider bite “diagnosis” is 99% bs. That looks like a classic staph infection to me. I’m not an MD of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,483
Posted By rockyraider
what temp did you cook at?

what temp did you cook at?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By rockyraider
Just bought some Chupacabra the other day for the...

Just bought some Chupacabra the other day for the first time, I like it. As mentioned earlier, the HEB's here in Round Rock carry it. I also like Uncle Chris' steak seasoning and Gordon's Grub Rub....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By rockyraider
We had a similar incident last July. A/C quit...

We had a similar incident last July. A/C quit while we were in Destin, FL. I called the company that put the system in and had a friend run by to let them in. $350ish or so later and we were...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,923
Posted By rockyraider
That's not how it works. If they would have...

That's not how it works. If they would have gotten a not guilty verdict, there would be no retrial. The issue is that there was a mistrial, which typically results in a retrial, which appears to be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 674
Views: 35,166
Posted By rockyraider
Do you have a website? My grail watch is a pre...

Do you have a website? My grail watch is a pre ceramic six digit sub date. I just like everything about the watch. I just don't care for the newer maxi-case or whatever it's called. I like the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By rockyraider
We stay in Ft. Walton beach. Destin is crowed,...

We stay in Ft. Walton beach. Destin is crowed, but so is Port A. I haven't been to OBA or GSMS, but I believe the general consensus is that the water in Destin is better than both the others. I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,693
Posted By rockyraider
One of the biggest things for me is to always be...

One of the biggest things for me is to always be a giver and not a taker in life. In other words, live your life focused on what you can do for others and do not always focus on what's in it for me....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,116
Posted By rockyraider
X2. I can't imagine the loss of a child, but...

X2. I can't imagine the loss of a child, but ya'lls testimonies definitely make me want to forget the small stuff and give mine an extra hug tomorrow. We are all but a fleeting moment in time,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 35,166
Posted By rockyraider
I was hoping for a Rolex Sub or an Omega...

I was hoping for a Rolex Sub or an Omega Seamaster today for father's day, no such luck, lol. I'm obviously in the wrong line of work, some of you guys have some very nice pieces. Actually, if it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-12-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By rockyraider
Good luck, Port A has gotten insane with trying...

Good luck, Port A has gotten insane with trying to find condo's/RV space. This late in the game, who knows, maybe you'll get lucky.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,066
Views: 49,879
Posted By rockyraider
Come on Tech, need one tonight to punch our...

Come on Tech, need one tonight to punch our ticket.

As far as the Clemens thing..... I sorta cringed a little when I saw him do it. I like the kid and am glad he's having success this year and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 6,454
Posted By rockyraider
The locations in Round Rock are still great. Ate...

The locations in Round Rock are still great. Ate there the other night, Monterrey melt with onion rings, was awesome as usual.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,736
Posted By rockyraider
This for me too. I have a 14/16yo. My...

This for me too. I have a 14/16yo. My observations are that we are increasingly losing what it means to be involved in face to face human interaction with each generation. This is just my belief...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,248
Posted By rockyraider
If I were you, I'd start looking for something...

If I were you, I'd start looking for something where you would be compensated well, have good benefits, and begin working toward a retirement. Lots of good suggestions have been given. I'm a police...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-18-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,405
Posted By rockyraider
We can talk all day about metal detectors, armed...

We can talk all day about metal detectors, armed people in schools, schools that are on total lockdown all day every day, etc.... What I want to know is what is happening to our society and way of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-16-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,355
Posted By rockyraider
Are you saying that you have the authority to...

Are you saying that you have the authority to arrest/fingerprint someone who has been lawfully detained for investigative purposes but simply won't identify themselves? I'm assuming we're not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,355
Posted By rockyraider
Well, not exactly..... "Sec. 521.025. ...

Well, not exactly.....

"Sec. 521.025. LICENSE TO BE CARRIED AND EXHIBITED ON DEMAND; CRIMINAL PENALTY. (a) A person required to hold a license under Section 521.021 shall:

(1) have in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,977
Posted By rockyraider
What's your question, I'm not following? What...

What's your question, I'm not following? What about searching a vehicle, sometimes its lawful, other times its not. Just FYI, having a DL and operating a vehicle on the basis of being a privilege...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,355
Posted By rockyraider
The answer is obvious and has been stated, under...

The answer is obvious and has been stated, under arrest you have to ID and can't lie. If just lawfully detained, you don't have to ID but still can't lie.

Ya'll are getting way off in the weeds...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By rockyraider
This. Just bought my son an Omaha 518 for his...

This. Just bought my son an Omaha 518 for his incoming freshman high school summer team. ****'s has or had them $50 off as of a couple days ago. I don't think it can be beat at the moment for $150.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,749
Posted By rockyraider
There is a lot of truth in this and parents would...

There is a lot of truth in this and parents would be well served to think about what Glen is saying.

To start off, bachelors/master degree for me. No I don't use it really, but I am compensated...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,058
Posted By rockyraider
Draco, you car correct, Charles was an...

Draco, you car correct, Charles was an exceptional human being. I worked with him for the last 13 years. I will miss Charles very deeply, he was an wonderful person. I will personally live with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,035
Posted By rockyraider
When you poison them, do they die up there and...

When you poison them, do they die up there and stink?
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