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Old 28th Aug 2012, 02:37
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These days it's hard to keep Californians out of Texas. They seem to be coming here en masse. Wonder why that is?
It's our expat-gay cabal trying to convert the Great State of Texas. Last I heard most have returned having discovered TX "men" were "all Hat no Cattle" if you get my drift...why are they all so fem down there? Say hi to your Governor by the way....

I drove a (partially completed) Glasair II in the back of Ryder truck all across I-10 last year and have never been more bored in my life...
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 02:49
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Just didn't drive far enough. Texas just exudes boring so people keep driving to Florida, where the hispanic and gay population could teach Cali a thing or two!








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Old 28th Aug 2012, 02:56
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Greetings from California - 8th largest economy in the world. We thank you for your Oranges and the Mouse (b.Calif). You can keep the the rest of the swamp.
Always good to be lectured on the state of my state from someone who is as well-informed on its ecosystems as was Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the namesake of Broward County.

Born and raised in California (indeed, the Bay Area) and spent some years there as an adult. Funny how much solidarity you folk W. of I-5 have with the rest of the state when you're willy waving at the rest of the world or the temps go up and you're hoping to get some water from east of the San Joaquin.

Now the rest of the time is another story...
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 03:04
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Never been so bored in your life? Nothing in the truck stops to interest you?
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 03:14
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Um..lifting writes:

Funny how much solidarity you folk W. of I-5 have with the rest of the state when you're willy waving at the rest of the world or the temps go up and you're hoping to get some water from east of the San Joaquin.
Well I'm ashamed to say SASless's CA-baiting was taken here (from a Floridian for Gawd's sake) and Texas was an easy drive-by.

The water issues in CA these days are mainly - and over simplistically - a north vs south play just like so much else in developed countries..think USA & UK; Europe in general.

But hey, CA, TX, FL - whatever, each to their own. All have pluses and minuses & are large states with large state problems, none of which will ever be solved.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 03:23
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Never been so bored in your life? Nothing in the truck stops to interest you?
Nope - full of married & closeted Republicans, like a Houston subdivision.
Speaking of the RNC convention ... go the RNC Chair, err, man and at least two sitting GOP Senators..! All Southern of course. Have an absolutely "fabulous" time.

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 03:42
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In 1941, the SIS team visited the British Cryptographic Team at Bletchley Park. They gave the British a "Purple" machine in exchange for details of the Enigma Bombe machine and received a detailed explanation on how the British decrypted the Enigma cipher.
Of interest the British fully briefed the Americans on the Bombe, but the existence of Colossus was kept a total secret, up to and after the war....

The Emperors codes: The Emperors codes:
Readers comments:

....One thing I did like about this book was the identification of the various codes and their purposes. Amongst those id'd are JN11 (Fleet Auxillary Code), JN40 Naval Shipping Code, ZMTW or 2468 (Army Shipping Code), JN152 (Navigational Warning Code), JMA - Coral, etc. So many writers of the Pacific War refer to the breaking of the 'Japanese Code'. Well, there was not a single code but many different codes and ciphers with many
different uses......

.....the breaking of JN25, the main Japanese Naval Operational Code, by Colonel Tiltman of GC&CS was a prime British triumph, and that later codebreaking efforts by Americans to break JN25 was mere catch up with the British. The fact is JN25A was broken by Tiltman but not the successor JN25B. JN25B superceded JN25A and was a completely new code that was vastly more complex than JN25A. It was related to JN25A in name only........

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 03:46
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Well I'm ashamed to say SASless's CA-baiting was taken here (from a Floridian for Gawd's sake) and Texas was an easy drive-by.
He ain't a Floridian... he and the Commodore fly Destin as a flag of convenience. I expect that's because the gumbo and fresh fish are generally good, fresh, plentiful, and cheap. I've been here 15 years or more and I'm not sure I'm a Floridian... much like California, it's a number of different places.

Destin ain't actually a city, it's a fishing village, a mildly tony and touristy one... not entirely unlike some of the little enclaves in the North Bay... such as, say, Sausalito, which has a whopping 0.9% non-Hispanic black folk as of the same census from which you draw your demographic data on Destin.

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 03:47
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Ihoharv....

So what?

And there are gays who don't vote the Liberal party agenda but are comfortable in their sexuality, with or without wearing rainbow colors.

And there are blacks who won't vote for Obama, but will let their friends think they will.

Human nature and personal values. Go figure it's a two-way street.

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 04:17
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City of Flight writes:

Ihoharv....

So what?

And there are gays who don't vote the Liberal party agenda but are comfortable in their sexuality, with or without wearing rainbow colors.

And there are blacks who won't vote for Obama, but will let their friends think they will.

Human nature and personal values. Go figure it's a two-way street.
CoF - I'm hardly a liberal. Actually a strong fiscal con. Came here with next to nothing 22yrs ago and now have a very comfortable life. Beautiful house in the most expensive housing market (well renting from the bank, but not too long now..), couple interesting airplanes, active EAA member, and a weekend house in the wine country.

What I do dislike is casual racism from old-duffers who don't recognize the world has moved on and refer to non-white people as a "plague" (not you I hasten to add).

I probably paid more in taxes last year than these folks earned in the last five while they are drawing their "socialist" Medi***/* (cue: "I paid into that Mister!!") to the max. I guess it's just the hypocrisy that gets me down. I work 70+hrs a week, employ 34 people in a business I largely - not solely - built and yet these people, because they are white and in their 50/60/70's ,think they did it all. Many as government employees. Damn freeloaders...!

Well it seems like the current (circa 1960's thru present) purpose of government is to distribute wealth from young people to old people. I'm 50, so benefit little or not, but don't shy away from the fact that this country has given me an opportunity to build what I/we have.

So I happily cede the chair to the casual old racists & homophobes that preceded me who can't stand to see somebody not like them in the big house. That said, from this point forward you're going to be called on your nonsense. Jeez, some of you close to 10,000 posts..? There's evidence of a sickness right there...

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 09:55
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 10:49
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So I thought it was ok for people to be gay, yet it is ok for the left to use the term as a slur? Sheesh these PC rules need to be published somewhere, to keep a redneck like me from getting into trouble.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 13:05
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Darn....one tells the truth and gets attacked for it.

The "Plague" I refer to is "Crime"....I made no mention of Race.

Odd...that someone immediately plays the Race Card....digs into Google to find out the Ethnic makeup of an innocent town in Florida....then paints the entire town as being some sort of White Supremacist Enclave.

Californians are flocking to Texas because too many Texans are in Colorado these days.

Texans are beginning to understand the Bumper Sticker that is posted upon the bumper of my big ol' smelly diesel 4x4....."Please Do Not Californicate Oregon!".

There is a reason I understand the "plague"....have seen it in epidemic proportions first hand. Californians screwed up the Land of Plenty....then flee the mess they have made.....and then rather than assimilate the local way of life....try to change their new locale to that which they hated so much and left because of the very things they seek to put in place in the new location.

Granted....after a proper Oregon Winter....they usually pull up their tent pegs and go somewhere else....but leave the place soiled....like a trail herd.

Nope....California and Californian's....need not lecture anyone else in this country....we see the mess you made and don't want it in our own back yard.

By the way Harv....do you really think you are the only one here who has achieved success in life.....or is that just your smart assed California attitude showing?

For the record.....Destin is not the Redneck Riveria.....Flora-bama is. Why they even hold church services in the Bar now. Now that is Communion I can dig! Why they even have events like the Annual Mullet Toss.

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 13:54
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Hey SAS old buddy, don't use so wide a brush there. Me and Lyman are West Coasters too Somebody has got to keep the madness in check, and although we're a bit outnumbered, we're well armed.

I won't speak for Lyman, but I live on a Red Island in a Blue State. We're considering a wall with an armed checkpoint though. Voter ID Required.

That said, you know why I'm still here, but one of these days brother, if all that's left that keeping me here is the weather.....

ihoharv,

So I happily cede the chair to the casual old racists & homophobes that preceded me who can't stand to see somebody not like them in the big house.
Nice to meet you. Do you introduce yourself that way to everyone? That being the case, I'm betting you're an exceptionally good sprinter.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 14:24
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Splendid exceptions to the rule you guys are too! Hunker down and fight the good fight! Being a White Male Republican in California must make you feel like Travis and Crockett at the Alamo!
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 14:50
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Why they even hold church services in the Bar now. Now that is Communion I can dig! Why they even have events like the Annual Mullet Toss
I see, so a wet tee shirt contest is a baptism. Hmmm

There is a reason I understand the "plague"....have seen it in epidemic proportions first hand. Californians screwed up the Land of Plenty....then flee the mess they have made.....and then rather than assimilate the local way of life....try to change their new locale to that which they hated so much and left because of the very things they seek to put in place in the new location
I am seeing this first hand myself from friends of old who have re-transplanted themselves back to Oklahoma bringing the plague with them.
They seem to be a conundrum of contridiction.

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 14:51
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Destin is not the Redneck Riveria
Hmmm, may be difficult to support this statement. Seems to me that Naples is the original, one and only, premier "Riviera" enclave in Florida. When money is required to pad the treasury of the conservative super PACs, the PAC leaders don't exactly flock to Destin, but to Naples where the real money is. And, when it comes time to talk turkey on Social Security and Medicare, conservative leaders flock to The Villages, the premier senior citizen enclave. Since nobody wants to talk Medicaid, Destin is out of luck. If they ever got around to straightening out the state borders, Destin would be in Alabama, heh, heh, heh.
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Old 28th Aug 2012, 15:19
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That's a new one on me...

What are you trying to say there, SASless? I knew that the Alamo didn't have a back door, otherwise the whole history of Texas might have turned out very differently, but are you trying to say that it did have a closet? These two chaps, 'Travis and Crockett,' were they like Siegfried and Roy, or Gilbert and George, 'not as other men are'?

Was General Santa Anna a homophobe? I read somewhere that he sported silk underwear, so that I thought that might be unlikely, but now this... hmm. The Untold Story of the Alamo... so spill the beans, compadre.

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 16:25
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California has two blue abscesses, the greater Bay Area, and the LA basin. That's twenty five million out of thirty five total. The rest is bright red. Consider that Cali is two states (if not more), and there is a perspective one can get one's mind around.

At UNI we did experiments in psych. We packed a rat cage with too many rats, and watched the antisocial behaviour begin.

Proximity breeds contempt, and once bright people start to believe that all solutions should emanate from the State.

Urban California is.no different than urban anywhere. Rural California is quite nice. I live in a town of seventeen hundred souls, most are reasonable. Sacramento is the World's largest mental institution, San Fransicko speaks for itself. Los Angeles? What can one say?

From my base, I can be surfing, skiing, or sky diving within an hours drive. I can visit culture, or barbecue in the country. The countryside is similar to Alpine Switzerland, and the water sports are X rated.

The State is bankrupt. I am not. Searching for sanity is a fools errand in the big cities, try Tahoe, Clear Lake, or Healdsburg. Avoid the dregs, visit the true Cali.

Fly into SMF, forget SFO. From there, paradise is a one hour drive....

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Old 28th Aug 2012, 19:57
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California has two blue abscesses, the greater Bay Area, and the LA basin.
Point of Order: While typically thought of as being part of the LA Basin, Orange County (where I reside), which is Southeast of downtown LA is Reagan Country and home to John Wayne Airport.

Romney/Ryan signs and bumper stickers abound.

We have a multitude of diversity here. Many cities are populated by different cultures' La Palma (Korean), Garden Grove (Vietnamese), Santa Ana (Hispanic), etc.
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