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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,201
Posted By jerp
Got home today and my wife had just unloaded...

Got home today and my wife had just unloaded groceries onto the kitchen island and was studying the receipt with a puzzled look on her face. I asked her if there was a problem and she said “I’m just...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By jerp
In his concurring opinion, Gorsuch took a...

In his concurring opinion, Gorsuch took a not-so-veiled shot at Obama:

“When Congress seems slow to solve problems, it may be only natural that those in the Executive Branch might seek to take...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By jerp
"I'm shakin' the bush boss!"

"I'm shakin' the bush boss!"
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-30-2022, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,388
Posted By jerp
After 30+ years, still my favorite handgun to...

After 30+ years, still my favorite handgun to shoot


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By jerp
It is especially true for plastics. I recently...

It is especially true for plastics. I recently read an article by a super-greenie environmental activist/scientist titled “ Plastics won’t recycle and never will”. Big companies talk about but it’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,000
Posted By jerp
So were they run over by a boat or another jet...

So were they run over by a boat or another jet ski?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,494
Posted By jerp
Stack’em up J&J!

Stack’em up J&J!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,939
Posted By jerp
Wow - absolute dream trip for me

Wow - absolute dream trip for me
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,374
Posted By jerp
Ever since I developed positional vertigo a few...

Ever since I developed positional vertigo a few years ago I have been hesitant to go offshore. I do fine when it gets a little rough in the bays, but I don't like to think about the possibility of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By jerp
Smith & Wesson stands up

Check out the video:

Smith & Wesson: Who We Are - 4k - YouTube
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By jerp
It’s really remarkable the extent to which he...

It’s really remarkable the extent to which he went to build his false persona - that’s a lot of work and it must have been quite convincing. When I read about con men with elaborate schemes I always...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,851
Posted By jerp
Loved that interview with Charlie Hough tonight....

Loved that interview with Charlie Hough tonight. Saw him pitch a lot in his Ranger days. When that knuckleball was working he made great hitters look foolish. When it wasn’t working it was like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By jerp
Great video - for me, that's a favorite type of...

Great video - for me, that's a favorite type of fishing. That is a beautiful piece of water - a classic Texas bass tank!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By jerp
I had an infestation on a cypress tree a few...

I had an infestation on a cypress tree a few years ago and it was pretty bad before I noticed the bags. I first picked off all the bags I could reach then bought some insecticide made by Spectracide...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,691
Posted By jerp
So what is on the list of things called a “bladed...

So what is on the list of things called a “bladed object” ? Bic shaver? Putty knife? Pocket knife? Bowie? Medieval broadsword, ice skate? Who knows what the details will turn out to be but I can see...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,862
Posted By jerp
Congrats Dale!

Congrats Dale!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By jerp
I guess if your intruder only has a pocket knife...

I guess if your intruder only has a pocket knife a sword would be handy
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-19-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,507
Posted By jerp
Im worried about the lack of cover on our place-...

Im worried about the lack of cover on our place- seeing more fat coyotes than fawns this year
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By jerp
I also think it’s a hobo or funnel web spider

I also think it’s a hobo or funnel web spider
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2022, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By jerp
Actually this is another example of police...

Actually this is another example of police training failure. He must have missed the class in the academy where they teach you how to reason with a guy charging you with a hatchet from 10 feet...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By jerp
His reaction was very impressive. On a routine...

His reaction was very impressive. On a routine stop he went from “so what’s this guy doing?” to draw and “pow pow!” in a flash.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By jerp
I recently heard a cicada buzzing and rattling...

I recently heard a cicada buzzing and rattling around on the workbench in my garage. I checked it out and one of those killers had it pinned and was jabbing it with its stinger then picked it up and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By jerp
Apparently the perp was looking for someone in...

Apparently the perp was looking for someone in particular. Fortunately he did not find that person before the good guys dropped him.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,209
Posted By jerp
Might want to add hearing protection muffs to the...

Might want to add hearing protection muffs to the list. I put mine on before firing up the chainsaw and there was a wasp in one earpiece
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By jerp
Just saw that on my news feed - thank God and...

Just saw that on my news feed - thank God and good police work. It will be interesting to hear the details
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 876
Posted By jerp
We like Rio Mambo on south Main for Mexican. In...

We like Rio Mambo on south Main for Mexican. In addition to the traditional stuff their Mexican style seafood dishes are quite good. If you want a local place with great burgers and such try Shep’s...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By jerp
I came face to face with one of those cranky...

I came face to face with one of those cranky bastages that was under a john boat I was sliding into a pond. He was quite irritated at my presence - may be the fastest I’ve ever moved in my life.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-09-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By jerp
Pure Cajun ingenuity there!

Pure Cajun ingenuity there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,686
Posted By jerp
Great post Geoff - like with most of the Bill of...

Great post Geoff - like with most of the Bill of Rights most people get that backwards
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,254
Posted By jerp
Until now I don't think the PGA has taken the LIV...

Until now I don't think the PGA has taken the LIV threat very seriously. They have been counting on their top players staying on their tour because of the tradition, prestige, good prize money and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,686
Posted By jerp
I agree but that has become impossible in the...

I agree but that has become impossible in the current environment. This forum is a microcosm of what passes for discourse nationally. We are mostly a bunch of like-minded people who agree, saying the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,037
Posted By jerp
I like "Media-rologists" - great term

I like "Media-rologists" - great term
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,686
Posted By jerp
He said two things considered controversial by...

He said two things considered controversial by gun rights advocates. One is raising the long gun buying age to 21, the other is red flag laws with the caveat that they are done properly. Both are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,109
Posted By jerp
Jason I bought one of those a couple years ago...

Jason I bought one of those a couple years ago based on a prior review of yours and it works great. This question was from a buddy who wants a saw to trim logs to fit his electric splitter and is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,109
Posted By jerp
Best battery powered chainsaw?

I've been asked for advice on which battery powered chainsaw to buy and I don't know much about them. It would be used for light work when you don't want to fire up the gasser. What brands do you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,264
Posted By jerp
Hopefully prices have fallen and will continue to...

Hopefully prices have fallen and will continue to fall. I'm gonna go help my son put down decking in his attic for storage. At $65/sheet for plywood that project can wat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,058
Posted By jerp
Last time I looked it up there were estimated to...

Last time I looked it up there were estimated to be 7-8 million American households without a bank account. These are generally the working poor who have relied on cashing their paychecks at...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By jerp
I've seen arborists recommend against covering...

I've seen arborists recommend against covering live oak roots with soil. Tree roots need to breathe and a thick layer of soil will suffocate them and they will eventually grow back to the surface...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By jerp
It grows in full sun to full shade. It spreads...

It grows in full sun to full shade. It spreads like crazy after it gets established which can be a problem for some areas I guess but easy to keep it trimmed back. It proved even hardier than Asian...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-05-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By jerp
After trying every so-called shade tolerant grass...

After trying every so-called shade tolerant grass out there I put edging around those shady trees and planted ground covers like Asian jasmine, purple winter creeper and giant liriope. It takes a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,830
Posted By jerp
Congrats to the both of you! A long, stable and...

Congrats to the both of you! A long, stable and happy marriage is the most important blessing we can possibly have in our short time on this earth
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By jerp
Mine is 3/4” treated plywood. I covered it with...

Mine is 3/4” treated plywood. I covered it with the thinner stall mat you can buy by the foot off a roll at TSC. One tip - if elevated make sure the platform is big enough to give you a nice sized...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,058
Posted By jerp
Yep, when's the last time you had a clerk...

Yep, when's the last time you had a clerk actually count back change? For example the total is $7.25 and you pay with a $10. The clerk gives you 3 quarters and two $1 bills saying - ".75 makes $8 and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,261
Posted By jerp
I'm following the OSU Cowgirls - they beat...

I'm following the OSU Cowgirls - they beat Arizona on a 3 run bomb in the 6th. Go Pokes!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,790
Posted By jerp
I'll be interested to see if the details come out...

I'll be interested to see if the details come out concerning the way he took over the bus and got away in the first place. Many on here have commented on how fishy that sounded - mere incompetence...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By jerp
The hard plastic blades work well in open areas,...

The hard plastic blades work well in open areas, however they can do some damage trimming around trees and they get chewed up trimming along curbs, retaining walls, etc. I just use the thickest line...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By jerp
We built one similar to the one in the picture. ...

We built one similar to the one in the picture. Instead of wood we used 1/8 hardware cloth for the bottom so rainwater would drain. Works well for corn, sweet feed, rice bran, etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,752
Posted By jerp
There are now saying the gunman said he was...

There are now saying the gunman said he was looking for a specific doctor - shot several people then himself
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 06-01-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,507
Posted By jerp
Pulled out of my neighborhood in east Parker...

Pulled out of my neighborhood in east Parker County this morning and there was a very young fawn standing by itself in the middle of the road. I stopped and watched it for a minute before mama came...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,761
Posted By jerp
Tesla lobbied hard to change the franchise laws...

Tesla lobbied hard to change the franchise laws but made no headway whatsoever - the Texas Automobile Dealers Association is way too politically powerful. That's why you can only buy a Tesla online...
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