Day By Day


  • Charles Newton

    I can just see the exploding heads in the press rooms and federal offices now…

    And the howling laughter snd “Where can I/We get one!!”

    • Z-man51

      I’m not worried about the lamestream press and gubernment heads undergoing uncontrolled hypersonic expansion at this time (except that nobody records and downloads to YouTube any such incidents for”educational purposes) as much as I’m worried what Sam is going to do to (or without from Zed if he keeps up his double entendre regarding Sam’s large, hairy pink VAG! This a prime example of the quote of “discretion being the greater part of valor”.
      He better heed Sam’s warning or he’ll experience a woman’s wrath in ways he’ll regret for a long time!

  • JTC

    Nice…but not exactly the pink vag I was hoping for.

    With everything going on right now, we need some nekkid.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    I forget…..V.A.G. (on the pink vehicle), stands for what? In typical Chris style, I’m sure it’s something horny and hilarious.

    • epilitimus

      Victory Against Gubbermint

  • I truly love that beast!

  • Eff Cliffy

    Please send her over to me. We’re high and dry but we have a lake in the street outside our house. Haven’t gotten out of our driveway in the last 3 days.

  • NotYetInACamp

    Sam’s Big Pink VAG has been about everywhere. She’s still pounding it out, though. Good work, Sam.

    In deals around dumping property somehow I have an M939A2 6X6 5 ton cargo truck sitting at the mechanics. (He uses it sometimes) It is too far for a rookie to drive, and they are squirelley. Diesel consumption is great. The mechanic is out of the country. So I would not venture to even start it now. But that is a thought about what citizens should do. Then there is the techno regulating world control municipality problem. Some code enforcement people wish to label that a commercial truck and banish it, and not the military memorabilia it truly is. That leads them to require commercial zoning or several acres or they go into cite, fine, and kill modes. Our municipalities are becoming non-productive dead zones where everything is cleared and no interesting stuff is left outside, and no work as our ancestors all did at home. Now, Tyrone, down the street from most of us, he has his Big style classic Chevy lifted very high with the large wheels and big tires. Well, he knew. He helps.
    More than the Cajun Navy knew what was needed.

    The federal, local, and state governments did a better job this time of coordinating and getting assets on scene relatively quickly. They also did not step on the American people getting out and helping. There are never enough government people to handle a situation this large. The people have to help each other. As they did and are doing now. I miss having formerly large organizations like the Jaycees around. They were a catalyst of getting there and helping before they asked where the cavalry is. And also for continuing effort.
    The president must have listened to what was done by such groups in the past. In many ways it looked like a well planned and implemented large Jaycee project. OMG. Businesslike actions by the government! Will wonders never cease?

    • AlexJ

      A marvelous counterpoint is what happened in Detroit. They knocked down block after block if abandoned buildings and removed hydrants or at least capped them.

      But the land has been turned into agricultural use. Truck farms and the like. There’s even chickens & other small livestock.

      Gives a whole new meaning to “Dust unto dust”

      Thoughts and prayers for those in & around the Huston area.

    • JTC

      Hey, haven’t I seen that M9 sitting in a field along 27 in Frostproof?

      Those gov wonks might change their tune about it if Irma keeps worming her way here, ground is already completely saturated and I don’t know if you remember what happened to those lakes the last time…they’ll be calling you up to suspend their arbitrary regs and begging you to rescue them. If so, remember the progression…women, kids, deplorables, dogs, progs….and then politicians. Maybe.

      • NotYetInACamp

        CATS! What about the kitties? We have to save the pussies. (Shades of “Are You Being Served?)
        My property is not the problem. It is further back in the ownership chain. I have heard of the lake West of me flooding many homes within the last 25 years. Many there have boats on canals. My only problem is if they don’t let this controlled area drain.
        Someone cared enough to get these little ones. I hope the kitties were in the next boat.

        • Pamela

          Have to save the kitties

      • MasterDiver

        Here in SC, we are prepping for a repeat of 2015’s Millenial Rain. I was out with the State Guard for 2 weeks working to reinforce the areas where the concrete dams met the earthen hillsides. The rain-saturated ground was the weak link. Our house is on some of the highest ground around Charleston, 22 ft above sea level, and 10 miles inland. Our main concern would be trees falling in high winds due to saturated ground. Neighboring houses have several TALL pines that survived Hugo but could crush three houses if they topple. We are monitoring Irma, and readying the Bug-out plan if we need it.

        Zar Belk!

        • NotYetInACamp

          Preparation is paramount. Bugging out plans are one part of preparation.
          Water here is up at least 1.5 feet in past two days. 5 more and it would be in the garage or thereabouts. Quonset hut and containers and shed would be flooded. A total of 6.5 more likely would put it above the threshold and in the house and I would have shut the power off at the breaker. A highly unlikely scenario, but possible. Awareness is key. Action on the awareness is solving the problem at hand. The SUV would be above the water, but I might move it up to the Highway median turn around area if things look like a flood, or at least to the driveway by the road.
          I cut the trees away from the main house. One large oak I wanted to remove is still by the Quonset hut. I would use rope to guide possible felling in a storm. This is sugar sand here so I think it will not get soggy like organic soil and remain enough support for the trees. Time will tell. It is still raining here. The devil’s Irma prep.

    • GWB

      They also did not step on the American people getting out and helping.
      That’s what they always need to be doing. But it really goes against the grain of why gov’t exists.

      There are never enough government people to handle a situation this large.
      I hope to never see a gov’t big enough it can handle a situation this large.

  • Pamela

    I really enjoy seeing good hardware being properly used.

  • Ken Miller

    Reminds me of my V from Nam. Go Sam

  • Arkelk

    I agree that the vast numbers of people helping each other is wonderful, from the teenagers in boats to the Cajun Navy to folks with monster trucks to just people helping less mobile people, and the churches, mosques, and businesses that are making their facilities available. All of this neighbor helping neighbor and stranger helping fellow human puts a lot of the media’s focus on the divisions (mainly of fringe elements or those with too much time on their hands) into perspective that not that many people think the way the media does. It’s a shame that it takes big disasters to remind us of that.

    I hate to defend the federal government, but in this case, I shall. There are two, maybe three, main differences between the federal government’s reaction this time than in Katrina. The first is the law was changed to allow FEMA and other agencies to pre-position material and get moving in advance of being requested by the governor. The second is that this time the mayor and governor both had plans for lesser disasters that could be used as a foundation for this disaster and were not trying to make the President look bad and worked with the federal government to ask for aid in a timely manner. The possible third is that there seems to be better coordination among federal agencies than there was last time. Partly a lessons learned thing, and partly a President who is more used to pulling together lots of different elements for large projects. (Not to put down President Bush, but his business experience was different.)