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    • When I lived in LA, (Lower Alabama) you would be surprised of the many black, redneck, Confederate Battle Flag waving , good old boys and Bubbas down there.They had the Stars and Bars on their trucks and in front of their homes down there. The only difference between white rednecks and black rednecks were the deep tan they had… Same went from Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee.

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      • I know what you’re talking about. I saw a lot of that when serving in the military.
        I like the south and many of the traditions. Didn’t notice the heat and humidity then as I was much younger. Can’t take it much now. Lotta damn snakes down there too.
        I’m talking types that can kill you. Don’t like snakes even the type that don’t kill you.
        I see a snake, I pretty much come unglued!!!
        Big things here that look at you as a meal but, I’m better at dealing with them than a damn slithering snake.

        You know something?
        Stars and bars are not uncommon here in the north country.

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        • Thanks for that info Death, when I get a modern piece of hardware, I’ll post some pics of the serpents that share my yard. When I was a young buck, couldn’t afford smart dress for going out, so had to grab the nearest taipan to drape around my neck as a snazzy tie, just hooking it’s fangs over itself. I saw an ermine once when hunting in NZ, looked for all the world like a short slithering snow-white snake. Those Kiwis have plenty of ferals they imported to control rabbits, which then eat endangered wildlife instead. >€~~~~ Skeered o’ snakes hey, what a woosie!

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          • By coming unglued,I sorta meant they’re gonna die.
            Had a tank break a track in a swamp in Georgia. Frigging cotton mouths by the bushel dropping out of trees.
            After making repairs and getting on dry ground within 10 minutes came across 3 rattlers. My machete was my friend that day.

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            • Don’t think I’m some sort of greenie, but did you ever try just avoiding them, or allowing them room to leave? I grew up with carpet snakes and other pythons sleeping in the rafters. Australia has more than it’s fair share of venomous snakes, most of which prefer to leave humans alone, given the opportunity. Of course that doesn’t apply to taipans, they will always strike (and restrike) if you’re too close, and they are the one to decide how close you are. Like any species, individual responses may vary, but they are mean angry bastards. Imagine a registered-Democrat tax-inspector, with PMS, and piles, arriving to do a snap audit. No way is a machete long enough, or you fast enough!

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                    • Ha, which one? Many people disagree with what I say, but fuck ’em! Looking at it again, sounds like a Sydneyite. Could be a Melbournian, but not arrogant enough. The population of country towns and the bush itself, are much the same sort of people as yours, Deathray. If the Chicoms nuke Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, I won’t shed a tear.

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                    • Hey DR, the tank in the swamp, care to expand? What sort of tank? What type of swamp, and what technique for track repair in the middle of it? How come you didn’t pull it to dry ground with a tank recovery vehicle first? What was the tank commander doing driving an AFV like that into a swamp? You’d probably like reading Jungle Tracks, about the Aussie tankers using Centurions in Vietnam.

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              • The “Cottonmouth” DR describes will chase you, and bite the shit out of you. I had 9 acres down south of Troy, Alabama and when mowing that I had a scabbard mounted on the side of my lawn tractor

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                • Crap, computers… ‘had a scabbard mounted on the side of my lawn tractor” with my 12 gauge riding in it, the cottonmouths would chase me riding, riding a noisy lawn mower. They will lounge in the trees along river banks and lakes and drop into fishing boats to get at your ass. I have seen guys shoot into the bottom of their boats at the damn things. Then there is the Eastern Diamond back rattler, while shy, will strike at you when you disturb it, then their are the alligators that lurk in ponds and creeks, yeah we got things here that will kill you and/or eat you too.

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                  • I well believe you Cederq, but your alligators seem a bit woosie to me (sorta like Deathray about snakes). Eating little kiddies and dogs, pfft, can they pull buffalo into a waterhole or decapitate you for a snack? Sarc, I know they can be dangerous, but there must be a reason they are kept as pets. I bet a lot of wildlife chases you to bite a chunk out of! Did you ever consider making friends instead of shooting them?

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                    • That is another reason our Founding Fathers wrote the Second
                      Amendment. On the frontier, there were a shit-ton of critters
                      that would dine on your guts while you are still alive. Mammy
                      Nature is a cruel and evil bitch!

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      • There was an old black dude in Florida who once a year on some
        anniversary hit a street corner in a CSA uniform and waved a
        large Confederate battle flag. His grandfather was a free black
        who volunteered to fight on the Confederate side. Southern
        culture and pride are strong and it includes a lot of black South-
        erners.

        Like everything else in life, it is not a black and white issue. There
        was a shit-ton of shades of gray. In any given battle, you might
        have been shooting at your brother or cousin. That went for both
        sides. It is like the Indian team name issue. 90+ percent of
        Indians have no problems with it. A lot of black Southerners
        have no issue with Confederate statues. It is a cultural, not
        political issue.

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