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Recently retired from piddlin' around. Now mostly just phartin' around.

Updated on July 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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Re: “Hog linebacker arrested on drug, gun charges

Darla, thank you for your love song to the AR-15. Sounds like you'd think it would be an honor to be shot by one. The problem is that most victims of this lovable "gadget"/hobbyist combo didn't feel the same way.

Just think how great it would be if all the AR-15 owners got together and staged a shootout with live ammunition once a year. What a great honor it would be for the winner! What a great service it would be to humanity!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Olphart on 12/13/2018 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Michael Cohen gets three years

Trump's relationship with these women might not have changed the outcome of the election. That we'll never know. What we DO know is that Trump feared that it would hurt his chances and that fear prompted the real illegal payments...and the real convictions...and the real jail time.

Marvin hopes this is not enough to bring his man down. I hope otherwise. So what? Besides there is lots more to come. Trump is not invulnerable.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Olphart on 12/12/2018 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Washington County man killed by deputies responding to domestic disturbance

I don't see how the rookie cop deserved to be lilled by Darwinian or any other logic. A greenhorn in any field of endeavor is told to respect and follow the more experienced ones. That's the way you learn your job. The rookie might have been a fine cop in time.

And tragedies like that are always humorous to gun nuts, for some reason -- never to the sane.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Olphart on 12/11/2018 at 6:56 PM

Re: “City Board delays vote on Stodola pension; hears news of employee bonus proposal

If you're planning on lifting a great deal of money, it's always good to offer a few crumbs of bread to the peons at the same time since it distracts attention away from your greed.

It worked like a charm with Trump's tax cut last year where the bulk of it went to the rich. It's also best not to defer your theft because others are in line to steal "your" money. Get it while you can because tomorrow there may be none left to steal.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Olphart on 12/11/2018 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Proposal coming to end teacher fair dismissal law for all of LR School District

Firin' off an astute comment layin' in a hospital bed after havin' a stroke! My hat's off to you, aqua blue. May you live long and prosper. Looks like we need you.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Olphart on 12/10/2018 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Monday: The news roundup and open line

That's nothin', me 'n' Kenny once made a whole flock of chickens dance at the same time on the same stage. We were trying to collect some earthworms to fish with using one of those gadgets where you shocked the worms out of wet soil by using a battery and sticking a pair of electrodes into the ground a few feet apart.

I "sent off" for it from an ad in the back of "Popular Mechanics", if I remember right. We were always sending off for shit back then -- allowing six to eight weeks for delivery. I'm still waiting on a dynamic tension flexor thing to build muscles. It better get here soon.

Sometimes the worm shocker would work good and sometimes not. This one time, we set it up in Kenny's grandad's chicken yard. It often took a while to work so we left it alone to go look at my friend's latest plastic model of the "Creature of the Black Lagoon", one of those in the Universal Horror series, he was working on at the time. It was pretty damn cool -- all green and gray like it was.

When we got back, several chickens and a couple of fat robins were dancing around acting crazy trying to pick up our electric worms. The wet ground shocked the hens up on their toes a bit but when they latched onto a worm, still partially in the ground, their whole body would shake and quiver. It was an anachronistic viral video if there ever was one.

As entertaining as it was, we turned the machine off and gathered up what was left of our worms. Later on we found out that you could eliminate the in-between step and shock the fish directly in the water. This had some drawbacks, however. You could shock yourself if you weren't careful and...it was illegal, we found out. The fish just came to the top and floated which wasn't all that much fun anyway.

Nowdays, I don't know if kids do any of those things like we did. If they have any plastic model kits now; it would probably be "Great Porn Stars of the World". That sounds like fun, too. I would collect them all most likely.

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Posted by Olphart on 12/10/2018 at 5:40 PM

Re: “The Sunday open line

Marvin, that entire Trump extended family is corrupt and has been since day one. They are totally amoral, far worse than immoral. Welcome to the terror!

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Olphart on 12/09/2018 at 7:30 PM

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