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Posts by Rockhound

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  • Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, GOP Establishment....Tyrants

    03/03/2016 5:22:26 AM PST · 41 of 83
    Rockhound to SamuraiScot

    “The Chamber of Commerce and the McConnell GOP, etc., have opposed Ted at every turn from the beginning of his career, and still do. The Conservative establishment has loved him. He has succeeded by hard work, and acting and arguing from Constitutional and moral principle. We need more people like this, even if they are rivals with our political hero of the moment.”

    Amen, SamuraiScot. I support Ted Cruz because he has been the only politician over the last two decades who has not let me down. He went to Washington and stood up for my conservative values against the Washington Cartel.

    He is the most consistently conservative candidate I have seen since Reagan. What a shame that so many are swayed by the propaganda used against him.

  • Obama: Who Cares if I Filibustered Alito, Republicans Have to Vote on My SCOTUS Nominee

    02/17/2016 6:55:43 AM PST · 89 of 89
    Rockhound to jsanders2001

    “His anger and the timing of Scalia’s death tells me this is about making a play to abolish the 2nd amendment to cause irreparable damage to the U.S”.

    I think you hit the nail on the head, here. Obama has been very disappointed with lack of progress in banning guns. Never forget that the advances made in the Supreme Court regarding the Second Amendment have been determined by one vote.

    The article pushes the Abortion angle, but never mentions the 2nd Amendment... I wonder why?

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/10

    02/10/2016 5:47:59 AM PST · 155 of 216
    Rockhound to SamAdams76

    Vote Cruz

  • Free Republic Caucus 2016 01/20

    01/20/2016 5:10:14 AM PST · 225 of 477
    Rockhound to DoughtyOne

    Vote Cruz

  • Exclusive: Ex-Harley-Davidson execs look to build Royal Enfield brand from Milwaukee

    09/03/2015 10:35:39 AM PDT · 57 of 57
    Rockhound to shotgun

    Yeah, I hear ya, shotgun. If I was looking to to do touring trips, I would have an entirely different outlook, as the criteria for meeting my needs would change.

    Don’t know what I will end up with, but I’m the kind of person that does his homework before buying, and at this stage I wouldn’t rule out the Royal Enfield.

    My biggest concern is reliability, although I read they are improving.

  • Exclusive: Ex-Harley-Davidson execs look to build Royal Enfield brand from Milwaukee

    09/03/2015 10:01:45 AM PDT · 55 of 57
    Rockhound to shotgun

    Yes, I know all too well about rider fatigue. I had dirt bikes as a kid, and as soon as I was old enough to get a driver’s license, I bought a small Honda runabout. It was perfect for what I used it for, just running around town.

    Some friends of mine talked me into going on a multi-state trip over a holiday weekend, and I was never more miserable in my life (and being young, I tolerated misery much better than I do now!). The vibration practically rattled my back fillings out!

    I sold that bike in the 1970’s, and now that I am in my 60’s and approaching retirement, I might consider another bike. Like my old one, it would be used as a runabout. I like the old retro cruiser look. And any thoughts of cross country touring would be fantasy. A 100 mile day trip to Galveston would be as far as I would take it. So, something like this bike might be just what I am looking for. The bikes Royal Enfield builds aren’t racers, just leisurely cruisers. I probably fit their demographic.

  • Flood of Anti-Boehner Calls Rattles Leadership

    01/08/2015 9:44:21 AM PST · 62 of 136
    Rockhound to kristinn

    My rep is one of those who sends out newsletters about how conservative he is, then votes for Cromnibus and supports Boehner.

    I just visited his Facebook site: response from the constituents is overwhelmingly negative. We see Boehner as part of the problem, not the solution. If my rep. were to hold a Town Hall meeting today, he would probably be met with torches and pitchforks.

  • White House hints at veto of Keystone bill

    11/13/2014 8:22:35 AM PST · 24 of 30
    Rockhound to Dilbert San Diego

    Quite right, Dilbert. This has languished on Harry Reid’s desk for years. Mary Landrieu is in deep reelection trouble and needs all the help she can get. So she is pushing for a Keystone Pipeline vote now to help her garner a few votes. Later, Obama can always veto it. What a sad and cynical way to run the country!!!

  • Jack Welch to GOP: Run a real conservative in 2016

    11/04/2014 6:12:56 AM PST · 22 of 28
    Rockhound to Eagles6

    Ditto that!

  • Navy kicks out Biden’s son after failing coke test

    10/17/2014 8:50:08 AM PDT · 25 of 34
    Rockhound to Ouchthatonehurt

    I tried snorting Coke once, never did understand the fascination with this... The carbonation plays hell with my sinuses!

  • Food fight: Military leaders deploying to save Michelle O’s school lunch overhaul

    08/12/2014 9:43:26 AM PDT · 29 of 37
    Rockhound to Sir Napsalot

    Do these kids even have gym class nowadays? Do they burn significant calories there like we did 50 years ago, or has it been toned down to accomodate the average video gamer couch potato?

    Its not what they eat as much as the lack of activity to burn it off.

  • The Lost Sounds of Summer

    07/25/2014 7:11:42 AM PDT · 45 of 59
    Rockhound to Kaslin

    I was a kid during that time frame too. I lived in paradise - a dairy farm with creeks and woods, and I had the run of them. It was not unusual to tent camp overnight in the woods, walk 50 feet to the creek, and catch trout for breakfast. The trout would be supplemented with wild blackberries, apples, and the sweetest black cherries I have ever eaten, picked off a tree by the road.

    My brother and I were usually within earshot, but if we didn’t come after first call, the conch trumpet always got our attention. I had read about the Polynesians using a conch shell for a horn. We pestered Mom to buy us one until she finally relented (I can remember they had large boxes full of them in the local grocery store). I knocked the end off of it with a lucky hammer blow, and danged if it didn’t work! Sounded like a diesel horn.

    I feel sorry for my grandkids - they have no idea what they have missed.

  • Ted Cruz is Leading

    07/17/2014 4:28:09 AM PDT · 5 of 50
    Rockhound to eartick

    Ronald Reagan: Best vote I ever cast in my life.

    Ted Cruz: Second best vote I ever cast in my life.

  • Reporter stopped by TSA agent who didn't know District of Columbia is in US

    07/15/2014 10:42:25 AM PDT · 4 of 35
    Rockhound to Dallas59

    It’s the new 57 state standard that causes the confusion.

  • Michael Graham: What Obama Inherited

    06/12/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT · 20 of 31
    Rockhound to kristinn

    What Obama Inherited:

    * His relatives Socialist/Marxist/Anti-Imperialist views.

    * His mentor’s (Ayers et. al.) radical views.

    * His Pastor’s racist views.

    Having a President (and I use the term loosely) with such a background makes for interesting times.

  • Struggling malls suffer when Sears, Penney leave

    05/13/2014 5:05:41 AM PDT · 67 of 128
    Rockhound to SamAdams76

    I too remember when it was cool to hang out at the malls. I was a twenty-something in the late 1970’s starting out on a geology career in Texas. That meant field work in the boondocks all week long. On the weekends when we came into town, the routine was going out clubbing on Friday night, Saturday morning golf, and the rest of the day spent at the mall.

    San Antonio had three nice malls on the north side, so you even had variety. Haven’t been back there in years, I wonder if any of them are still left?

    Lived in Dallas during the 1980’s: I know most of the malls that we frequented there are gone.

    Today I work across from the Greenspoint Mall in Houston. After Sears left, it turned into a ghost town. I used to walk there at lunch for excercise - I don’t consider it a safe place to walk anymore.

    Of the malls that still appear to be doing well in my area, I notice there is little for guys there. It’s mostly boutiques, women’s clothes, and jewelry. I do most of my shopping on the internet.

  • My Little Pony, 50 Years Later

    04/08/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT · 36 of 89
    Rockhound to ilovesarah2012

    About the time my High School class members and I were getting our drivers licenses, all of the ‘60’s muscle cars were 4 or 5 years old, and affordable! I never had a muscle car (my ‘61 Chevy Belair only had a 6 cylinder), but many of my friends did.

    My brother-in-law still has a 1967 Camaro that was a father-son restoration project. Love that car, always liked the ‘60’s Camaros the best.

  • Ukraine Sets Deadline for Militias to Surrender Illegal Guns

    03/21/2014 5:16:03 AM PDT · 50 of 118
    Rockhound to Lazamataz

    Thanks Laz, you command a wealth of information!

  • Ukraine Sets Deadline for Militias to Surrender Illegal Guns

    03/21/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT · 42 of 118
    Rockhound to WildHighlander57

    Molon Labe was my first thought as I read the headline. I wonder how you say that in Ukranian?

  • BREAKING: Facebook Considering Banning Gun Related Pages

    03/04/2014 10:30:50 AM PST · 59 of 64
    Rockhound to Red in Blue PA; cuban leaf

    I opened an account on Facebook initially because my new smart phone had an icon for it. Forgot about it for months. Then one day, I was talking to one of my old high school buddies, who was telling me about an old car he was restoring.

    He tells me he has documented the whole restoration on Facebook, and off I went!

    Like Cuban Leaf, I have used it for band stuff. I keep up with family and old friends that live far away. My family name is unique enough that if you have the same last name, you gotta be related to me. I had an aunt and uncle that lived in Buffalo, NY; I vaguely remember meeting them once or twice when they came to visit. Apparently, they and their offspring have been very prolific, and I was amazed to find out that an entire branch of the family now exists there, thanks to Facebook.

    I’ve heard from many of my grade school and high school classmates. A few of them, I have not seen or heard from since the day we graduated high school. Now we are all grey with grandkids (proud to say that I still have a full head of hair, unlike some of them!).

    Some of them are obvious libs, and its fun to torment them with posts involving conservative candidates, NRA/2nd Amendment stuff, etc.

    Lastly, there are groups on Facebook for just about any interest you could possibly imagine, and I seem to have a penchant for collecting oddball hobbies. Yeah, I belong to a number of specific Forums on the internet, but have received good info from Facebook too, it is a good source of information for me.

    As an old fart, I am proud that I have stayed technologically literate, and believe in leveraging new technology to my advantage. I wouldn’t know half as much as I do if I didn’t read Free Republic once in a while, and I do find Facebook useful, although I have torn loyalties when I hear what they support.