Texas Governor Declares “Chris Kyle Day”

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Jan 312015
 

God Bless the Great State of TEXAS!

Texas Governor Declares Chris Kyle Day

Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared February 2nd to be “Chris Kyle Day” to honor the Texan who became known the most lethal sniper in American history. Kyle was also recently immortalized in the blockbuster film “American Sniper.”

Kyle was credited with 150 sniper kills during his four tours of duty in Iraq as a Navy Seal. He was tragically shot and killed on February 2, 2013, while trying to help a fellow veteran who was allegedly suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, was recently honored by the organization AmericanSnipers.org with a donation of $62,000. According to a Breitbart News article by AWR Hawkins, the group raised the money by raffling a McMillan .338 Lapua sniper rifle. She also recently made news by shooting an antelope on a hunting trip taken to honor her late husband.

After his death, Kyle was honored with a memorial service in the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The service along with the miles-long funeral procession were also featured in the movie honoring Kyle.

During that service, then Governor Rick Perry said, “Chris Kyle was the public face of an anonymous breed of American warrior who are handed the hardest missions and assume the largest risks,” Former Governor Rick Perry said. “Chris was among the very best at what he did, and he saved countless American lives in the process. Our state and our nation suffered a profound loss with his passing. I am honored to have known Chris and to have called him my friend. Anita and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, Taya, his children and the thousands of service members that were his extended family.”

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Wallpaper Of The Day: Fallen Brothers

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Jan 312015
 

Fallen Brothers

Marines pay respects to fallen brothers – A Marine says goodbye to 1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming during his memorial service at Patrol Base Jaker, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2010. Fleming died supporting combat operations Sept. 17, 2010. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mark Fayloga) #USMC   #SemperFi   #USA

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1971 De Tomaso Pantera – Jay Leno’s Garage

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Jan 312015
 

1971 De Tomaso Pantera: Pantera expert Michael Drew visits the garage to go through what may be the most unappreciated and misunderstood supercar of the 1970s.

Of all the cars that have driven through Jay Leno’s Garage, the most recent episode of the show has an ominous start when he calls his 1971 De Tomaso Pantera the most misunderstood, undervalued supercars of the 1970s. To give us more insight behind this Italian-American supercar, Jay welcomes the editor for Pantera Club Magazine, Mike Drew.

Jay calls the Pantera undervalued since most supercars from the 1970s are selling well into the six-figure price range, while he says that you can still buy a decent Pantera for around $25,000. As for owning a Pantera, it is quite surprising to learn some of the intricacies of this car, including the fact that stock, unmolested examples are less desirable than those that have had “sensible modifications.” There also seems to be a plentiful ownership community for the Pantera along the same lines as Porsche and Corvette.

In talking with Drew, Leno points out that the Pantera was the first mid-engine street car by an American automaker, which of course doesn’t take into account the Pantera was made in Italy or that the Ford GT40 was produced in street-legal versions in extremely limited numbers. The Pantera was definitely an odd mix even for today with 5,244 Panteras imported to the U.S. from 1971 to 1974, and all were powered by a Ford 351 Cleveland V-8 and sold at Lincoln-Mercury dealers.

After a fairly extensive walk around and discussion about the Pantera with Drew, Leno finally takes his car out for a spin where its true beauty is revealed. The powerful V-8 rumbles to life behind the passenger compartment, and Drew says that the car featured special tuning that combined some of the best exhaust notes the U.S. and Italy offered at the time.

It doesn’t look especially comfortable to drive a De Tomaso Pantera, but it is hard to ignore the car’s beauty or the place it holds in automotive history. Check out the full episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, whcih gives plenty of information on both.

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1971 De Tomaso Pantera - Jay Leno's Garage

 

Random Riddle: 1-31-2015

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Jan 312015
 
We are often dangerous
But to some we are fun
To others we are frightening
Causing them to run
We come together
Though we seem apart
You see me and you hear my brother
Who oft times makes little ones run to their mothers,
I am bright and my brother is loud
And it may seem that we come from a cloud, What are we?
 
Riddle

 

Joke Of The Day: Working The Corner

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Jan 312015
 
Rubber Chicken A married couple, down on their luck, decides to make some money by having the wife work down on the corner.

After the first day the husband picks her up and asks how she did.

“Pretty good,” she said, “I made $250.50”

“What asshole gave you $0.50?” He asked.

“All of them.”

 

 

The Trouble Tree

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Jan 302015
 

The Trouble TreeThe carpenter I hired to help me restore an old farmhouse had just finished a rough first day on the job. A flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric saw quit, and now his ancient pickup truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence.

On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

“Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied.” I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them on the tree every night when I come home. Then in the morning I pick them up again.”

He paused. “Funny thing is,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick ’em up, there ain’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”

 

Joke Of The Day: Irish Fisherman

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Jan 302015
 
Rubber Chicken It was raining hard and a big puddle had formed in front of an Irish pub.

An old man stood beside the puddle holding a stick with a string on the end and jiggled it up and down in the water. A curious gentleman asked what he was doing.

‘Fishing,’ replied the old man.

‘Poor old fool’ thought the gentleman, so he invited the old man to have a drink in the pub.

Feeling he should start some conversation while they were sipping their whisky, the gentleman asked, ‘And how many have you caught?’

‘You’re the eighth.’