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Strange Daze: Campers to Escape 2022

Weird 1966 Chevrolet Pickup Camper Doesn’t Even Have A Cab Instead of putting all of the living space in the bed area of the truck, this Chevy C10 removed the entire cab to add space and allow you to drive from the comfort of your own home.

How to Meow in Yiddish: A True Story Of The American West Now it happened that my father, the old man’s son-in-law was there that day also. My father had never shaved another man’s face in his whole life. But seeing Grampa Ted’s discomfort and perhaps shame, he gathered the tools of a shave and brought them out to the livingroom, soap, brush, razor, a wet towel. I don’t know, perhaps some aftershave. You can bet that it would have been Old Spice.

Great Barrier Reef coral bounces back, but global warming still a risk Among the 87 reefs surveyed for the latest report, average hard coral cover in the north increased to 36 percent, up from 27 percent in 2021, and to 33 percent in the central Great Barrier Reef from 26 percent last year. Average coral cover in the southern region decreased from 38 percent in 2021 to 34 percent this year.

The Adorable ‘Combo Cruiser’ Is A Camper That’s Also A Boat And Built Entirely By Women – Maybe you want your travel trailer to be a boat? In the 1970s, a small Indiana company wanted to give you both with the Combo Cruiser – a houseboat also designed to be a camper. And the factory that built it was staffed full of women.

Wake Up Flaccidcons“ It’s Not 2005 Anymore Mike Pence then tells us we need to go easy on the Bureau flunkies who did the deed because, after all, the institution is full of good apples. Yeah, good apples. Where are these good apples? Who’s the guy who quit because he refused to be part of the Democrats’ political hit squad? What’s his name? Jim Jordan says 14 whistleblowers have come forward. Awesome  14 out of 35,000. That’s a good apple tart, not even a good apple pie, much less a good apple barrel. 

KA-CHING!: I recognize that torsion bar front end, what a fun thing to do with a bug chassis

The Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival | And, though the band’s songs are often reduced to beloved signifiers of a storied long ago, the C.C.R. catalog feels poised to be retconned for right-now needs. Take “Commotion,” in which Fogerty howls about how we’re all “Rushin’ to the treadmill, rushin’ to get home,” and think about our ongoing Great Resignation. Or “Tombstone Shadow.” “Every time I get some good news, ooh / There’s a shadow on my back,” Fogerty sings. It’s perfect for doom-scrolling Twitter, waiting for the next attack on democracy to trend. And there’s the famous trio of ominous weather songs: “Bad Moon Rising,” “Who’ll Stop the Rain,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?”

Rhino Poachers Eaten Alive By Pride Of Lions In South African Game Reserve – “The only body part we found was one skull and one bit of pelvis, everything else was completely gone,” said Fo

How to Meow in Yiddish: Cat Knows What’s Right And What’s Proper His awareness is exquisite. The slightest wiffy rustle and his eyes are open. Perhaps he senses action outside. He will alert you. If you watch.


Never Yet Melted サ The Community of Fashion’s Nightmare The imbalance between a divided nation and a monolithic culture warps our shared perception of reality. A potentially scandalous story about the son of the Democratic presidential candidate, though entirely true, can be smothered to death by Facebook, Twitter, and Google. On the other side, if you are a former Republican president, you can expect to get locked out of social media permanently, even though 74 million Americans voted for you.

Jumbo’s Ghost: Elephants and Machines in Motion – The same location had housed the “Elephantine Colossus”, a seven story, thirty-one room building that functioned as a tourist attraction, hotel, concert hall, and — reputedly — a brothel. The structure was designed by James V. Lafferty and constructed in 1885, a scaled-up version of Lafferty’s “Lucy the Elephant”, which was built near Atlantic City in 1881 (and is still standing today).

The Brain—is wider than the Sky—
For—put them side by side—
The one the other will contain
With ease—and you—beside—

The Brain is deeper than the sea—
For—hold them—Blue to Blue—
The one the other will absorb—
As sponges—Buckets—do—

The Brain is just the weight of God—
For—Heft them—Pound for Pound—
And they will differ—if they do—
As Syllable from Sound—

Emily Dickinson


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Chico, CA 95926

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  • Mike Austin August 23, 2022, 10:53 AM

    1. Pence, Hannity and such flotsam love to yammer on and on about “good guys in the FBI” and other assorted 3-letter agencies. But the FBI has only two sorts of employees: criminals and collaborators. There were more “good guys” in the Schutzstaffel than there are in the FBI.

    2. So Joe Rogan has an opinion on Brittney Griner. Good for him.

    3. Some believe that voting has a chance to change things. Some believe that voting is a waste of time. But was it “a waste of time” in 2016? Consider this nation today if Hillary had been elected. Voting takes a few minutes every two years or so. It’s not that hard, and might even work to the nation’s benefit. But still stockpile guns and ammo.

    4. So some rhino poachers were eaten alive by lions. Ok then. Karma. Just bad luck. I once ventured far up a jungle river in Costa Rica. It was in a huge reserve where looking for gold was strictly forbidden. I came across what remained of a prospector’s camp deep in the jungle. Everything was strewn about, with ruined tools, shredded clothing and broken bones laying everywhere. The gold miners had been attacked at night by wild pigs. Ok then. Karma. Just bad luck.

    5. Tucker’s videos showed ferals looting stores. What color were these fine folks? This can only stop once civilized folks take matters into their own hands. When that happens, trust that the “authorities” will attack the vigilantes, though they will refuse to stop the looters. Fun times ahead.

    6. But on whose side are the cops and the FBI? Easy answer: On the side that signs their paychecks.

    • Dirk August 23, 2022, 7:36 PM

      Not voting is a vote for the communist candidate. In fact if you didn’t vote, I could give a fuck what your opinion is.

      • Mike Austin August 24, 2022, 3:18 AM

        Agreed. I don’t get those who boast about not voting. As far as I am concerned they are not even in the fight. Voting has its effects from the community level to the national level. Here is just one example:

        “Leftists Crushed in School Boards Across Florida”


        So parents voted and saved their children from grooming, transgender brainwashing, sexually explicit classroom antics—and on and on. Imagine some parent who would boast about not voting in these elections. He’s effectively on the side of the groomers and drag queens and sexual degenerates.

      • ghostsniper August 24, 2022, 4:29 AM

        Dirk sez: “Does not = Does.”
        You know better’n that.

        My opinions are never based on what other people think.

        • Dirk August 24, 2022, 4:31 PM

          Ghost which is why I love to hate you! Lol. Dude your killin me.

          Brother the sad part is YOU often make perfect sense to me. That’s what scares me!

      • jiminalaska August 24, 2022, 9:38 AM

        Voting is an exercise in futility, no matter who we vote for, they’re all global communists. For example I read that Ford is planning to make only electric cars. When did the auto companies decide to stop building what their customers want and to make them buy what the government wants them to have instead? “Socialism: noun: a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.”

        Sadly, we’re all socialists now, or at least our elected and appointed leaders are and we put up with it.

        I do vote but frankly I don’t give a fuck about your giving a fuck what my opinion is. I’m free to express my opinion and your free to express yours, today. However I suspect such will not be true tomorrow.

        • Dirk August 24, 2022, 4:33 PM

          All socialist! Now!, the FUCK WE ARE!

          Jim. I enjoy your thoughts, that thought just ain’t working for me!

        • Mike Austin August 25, 2022, 1:31 AM

          Dear jiminalaska:

          Certainly you are “free to express your opinion”. And your opinion is that voting is “an exercise in futility”. Was voting “an exercise in futility” for those parents who voted and took over school boards, thereby saving their children from the sexual depravity of their public schools? Would you have advised those parents not to vote? If you had had a child in one of those newly free schools would you still not have voted?

          While you pat yourself on the back there are actually men and women who are doing something to save the Republic. You might at the very least give them a hand.

          The fight has hardly begun, and you have already surrendered. Ok then, so you won’t vote. Please inform us what else you won’t do.

          • ghostsniper August 25, 2022, 11:16 AM

            Mike sed: “The fight has hardly begun, and you have already surrendered.”

            I’ll choose the what, when and where, of any fighting that I choose to participate in.
            You’ve made it clear that my way (not voting) does not suit you but you will not extend the same courtesy to me. You may not understand my way, and I understand that, but that is none of my concern.

            The parents you cited that went against an errant school board may have been right in their approach and if I had been there maybe I would have agreed. But where they were wrong was in assuming the public schools were “theirs”, in your words. They were not and never will be the owners of the public schools. I can’t claim ownership over that which I do not own, just as I cannot claim ownership over that which you own.

            • Mike Austin August 25, 2022, 11:43 AM

              “I’ll choose the what, when and where, of any fighting that I choose to participate in.” Really? So the Enemy has no say in all this?

              “You’ve made it clear that my way (not voting) does not suit you but you will not extend the same courtesy to me. ” I was neither thinking of myself nor of you. Why personalize matters?

              “The parents you cited that went against an errant school board may have been right in their approach and if I had been there maybe I would have agreed.” May have been right? Saving children from sexual degenerates “might be right”? And “Maybe you would have agreed”? Maybe?

              Your discourse on the nature of public schools is a non sequitur.

          • jiminalaska August 25, 2022, 11:39 AM

            Sigh. I say I do vote, Mike, but that such is often futile.

            “Please inform us what else you won’t do.” I won’t bother to try to explain there difference twix do and don’t to you.

            • Mike Austin August 25, 2022, 12:08 PM

              I experienced a rare failure of imagination. As: I simply could not imagine a man engaging in any activity he considered “fruitless”—unless of course he was being paid to do so. Otherwise, why waste the time? Wasting time is what women and children do, not men.

              “I won’t bother to try to explain there difference twix do and don’t to you.” Then would you bother to decipher the grammar of that sentence?

  • John Venlet August 23, 2022, 11:15 AM

    I like the camper montage, as it hits home for me. I’ve a 1968 Fan trailer as “home” up in my trout camp. Though it still can roll, it hasn’t rolled for probably 20 years. We really only utilize the interior for sleeping purposes, or to escape hard rains. We set up an outdoor kitchen with a Coleman stove to make coffee and oatmeal, and grill meats over the fire.

    • ghostsniper August 23, 2022, 6:36 PM

      Well that’s downright homey John. I could live there! Eat trouts every dam night for suppah.

      • John Venlet August 24, 2022, 4:26 AM

        Thanks, Ghostsniper, it’s home for us out in the woods. Can’t beat that living room setup you see in the pic.

    • Casey Klahn August 23, 2022, 9:53 PM

      Right on! I need to add muh ’65 Fireball to this thread.

      However: you tha man! Looks great. Are those target profiles left of the door/

      • John Venlet August 24, 2022, 4:29 AM

        Those aren’t target profiles, Casey, though they could be used so in a pinch. They’re a couple of what pass as risque flyfishing signs. One has a young lady with the words, “Show off your bobbers,” and the other a young man with the words “Show off you rod.” You know, a bit of decor out in the woods.

        • ghostsniper August 24, 2022, 8:42 AM

          I think he meant the Woodford Reserve Rye one.
          The bottles look kinda like shooting silhouettes.

    • Dirk August 24, 2022, 4:34 PM

      JV, veryyyyyyy nice, it’s what I would expect of you, your an amazing human. Wish you were closer, I’d share all the secret fishing spots with you.

      • John Venlet August 25, 2022, 12:44 PM

        Thanks, Dirk, and thanks for your willingness to share some secret fishing spots out in your neck of the woods. Our little trout camp has just under 300 feet of frontage on a Michigan blue ribbon trout stream, and because there’s a major oxbow just upstream from me, while our spot isn’t secret, it is darn well protected from wandering waders. I’d share that with you too.

  • pbird August 23, 2022, 12:58 PM

    Laid completely down by that reading of the Gods of The Copybook Headings by that fascinating voice!
    Thanks again for the linkies!

  • ghostsniper August 23, 2022, 1:29 PM

    I likes the boat camper and wouldn’t mind having something like that. The hull design seems to be meant for quiet water, like a freshwater lake or some such. It should have about a 12″ wide catwalk along the perimeter where the upper hull meets the lower, so you could walk around it doing maintenance, clean up, whatever. Also, where’s the big Winnebago air conditioner on the roof? Couple solar panels wouldn’t be a bad idea neither. Oh yeah, jet drive, for shallow water. Don’t need no prop problems. Wouldn’t need to carry much water, as long as it had a good filtration system. Maybe I’ll design one….

    • Terry August 23, 2022, 3:36 PM

      A boat designed and built by women- Ever heard the quip, “don’t rock the boat”.

      I hazard to say that 99% of married men know exactly what will occur.

  • ghostsniper August 23, 2022, 1:34 PM

    As far as that looting goes. ALL violent crime must be met immediately with extreme over the top violence (EOTTV).

    EOTTV sends a strict message that nothing else can equal.
    If you want to continue crime keep treating it like it has been.
    If you want to stop crime, use EOTTV.

    • Mike Austin August 23, 2022, 1:45 PM

      I would like frontier justice and vigilantism to reappear in the US. Looters shot on sight. Killers executed immediately upon conviction. Rapists and pedophiles disarmed—and then shot. Sexual predators hunted down and executed. All gang members as well hunted down and executed. The CEOs and board members of Big Tech and the media put to death.

      I could go on but you get the picture.

    • Jack August 23, 2022, 3:19 PM

      A man certainly does have to harden his heart to take up the ax but man I do love that idea. It probably doesn’t require quite same mind set that is required for beating the shit out of an obnoxious local bully. With him, all you’re doing is adjusting his bad attitude and making him move along.

      Most of these violent and repeat offender thugs are only known by a few and cared for by no-one but sensibly feared by many. They are extreme sociopaths with no heart or mind beyond their immediate gratification and whatever it requires of them to gain it.

      I could deal with it in the same frame of mind that I have when engaged in any shooting sport. Relax, focus, aim and squeeze and do it again. And I do believe that I might enjoy it more than eating ribs.

      • Mike Austin August 24, 2022, 2:29 AM

        When watching crime videos—I love the things—it perplexes me when a perpetrator of a series of heinous crimes has a rap sheet of felonies going back decades. Why was he not taken out of the gene pool long before? It is always the same: arrested, tried, convicted, released early, then a return to rape, murder and mayhem. Rinse and repeat.

        Felons at the state and federal level should all serve their time—that is, those who are not immediately executed—in some random African prison, and then denied reentry to the US. Prisons would then be for misdemeanors only.

  • ghostsniper August 23, 2022, 1:34 PM


  • OneGuy August 23, 2022, 1:52 PM

    Re: president locked out of twitter.
    Everyone of the 85 million Trump voters should have refused to use twitter to show their anger over this action. What is allowed will continue.

    The same is true for men in women’s sports. The female athletes need to boycott any event with a biological male in it. And they should do it in real time at the starting line or when the game starts, just stand up and walk out.

    • Jack August 23, 2022, 3:07 PM

      I’ve said the same thing, many times. But not only do they cower in fear over raising HOLY HELL about allowing men into their games, they will tell you it’s cool if dudes want to be women and that they have the right to express themselves and all of the rest of the shit that spills from their woke brains.

      Imagine the message if all women everywhere walked to the line and stood there as the he/she went barreling away and then took off their numbers, wadded them up and tossed them onto the track or in the pool or wherever and then, as one, declared they will not compete in a woman’s event against a fucked up male….no matter who says the sob is a women.

      • ghostsniper August 23, 2022, 6:44 PM

        I’d rather see the gurl team gang the faggot and beat the fuk out of him. I’m talking large open wounds and multiple broken bones and deep concussions. I bet that asswipe would change his ways pronto.

    • Wild, wild west August 24, 2022, 5:19 AM

      Those 85 mil are not Twitter’s target market. Twitter would prefer they were gone, as in entirely off the planet, and only allow some of them to retain their voices as entertainment for the Twitteratti content monitors, a perk if you will. That which Twitter graciously allows to continue is according to their divine plan.

  • rabbit tobacco August 23, 2022, 2:18 PM

    re: Dickinson poem

    I believe it was Thoreau who said,
    “If anything is sacred, it is your mind.”

    • PA Cat August 23, 2022, 5:11 PM

      rabbit tobacco: here is another Dickinson poem that you might like:

      The Heart is the Capital of the Mind–
      The Mind is a single State–
      The Heart and the Mind together make
      A single Continent–

      One–is the Population-
      Numerous enough–
      This ecstatic Nation
      Seek–it is Yourself.

  • ThisIsNotNutella August 23, 2022, 2:40 PM

    There’s an Elephant Building in Bangkok:


    It’s got nothing on the Tokyo Golden Turd though:


    • ghostsniper August 23, 2022, 6:46 PM

      an elephant with duk lipz
      who’d a thunk it?

  • Sirk August 23, 2022, 7:33 PM

    Have a friend in San Jose who has one of those rigs. We race Vintage Motocross up and down the west coast. Mikes has a sliding glass door across the back.

    Tells me he’s been offered big money for the camper, Like 50/60k.

    Mikes an artist, does pencil art of all the famous American racers. I have his collection of Dick Mann, and Brad Lackey. The autographed series.

    Dick died roughly two years ago, now. Amazing detailed work.

  • rocdoctom August 23, 2022, 7:39 PM

    To all the thugs. I am armed and I will shoot you.

  • Casey Klahn August 23, 2022, 9:56 PM

    And now, this from Angry Cop. File this under: military coup. File this under: we are royally fukt. File this under: shit about to get extreme.

    • Dirk August 24, 2022, 4:41 PM

      Jist another shit talking blog daddy! Why do these fucking clowns think the rest of us give a shit what they think?

      “Ego” is an interesting character trait!.

      • ghostsniper August 24, 2022, 5:38 PM

        I started to watch it but he was annoying, then he launched into begging mode. click this, do that, yadda….

  • Hyland August 24, 2022, 6:54 AM

    To add to Gerard’s potpourri of the curious and unusual… this is a question posed to Martin Armstrong regarding the fate of crypto currencies. I was intrigued by their purpose, and the premise is revolutionary, as long as the innerwebs are functioning, but I never got around to imbibing. Prognosis? Not good. https://tinyurl.com/4e4w7meu