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by talltex
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Books & Videos
Topic: Favorite Authors / Books?
Replies: 70
Views: 16661

Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

In no particular order of ranking: Larry McMurtry...anything and everything, but especially the Lonesome Dove set and The Last Picture Show set Cormac Mcarthy...especially the Border Trilogy Ayn Rand Robert B Parker Greg Iles James Lee Burke Grisham Dennis Lehane Stephen Hunter Baldacci Clive Cussle...
by talltex
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Texas constitutional amendment prop. 9-pardons
Replies: 52
Views: 3899

Re: Texas constitutional amendment prop. 9-pardons

I wholeheartedly agree, and would add that it should apply to ALL offenses... Disagree - a deferred adjudication for a sex crime should never happen, but it does - and I am not supporting any type of automatic or otherwise erasing of that sort of crime. I can understand your thinking on that issue....
by talltex
Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 152
Views: 8932

Re: Occupy Wall Street

That's more than I was aware of. I thought the tax we paid on an automobile was a state tax and it was fixed at somewhere around 6-6.5%. It's been a while since I've bought a car. The sales tax on an automobile IS state tax (6.25%)...the tires are subject to federal excise tax, as are many of the c...
by talltex
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Drug Test for Welfare
Replies: 36
Views: 2003

Re: Drug Test for Welfare

...just drove by some low-rent gov't assistance apartments here...so many TV dishes on the roof I thought it was Diet Smith's Magnetic airship...we payin' for those, too??? Most people would be amazed to know how much money from government programs goes for other things. It almost seems like many o...
by talltex
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 152
Views: 8932

Re: Occupy Wall Street

So my "choice" to spend what little money I have on essentials should be punished at a higher overall rate than a rich person who has money to burn. Once again...the money you choose to spend on "essentials" is not subject to sales tax...never has been. Basic grocery items ( milk, bread, vegetables...
by talltex
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 152
Views: 8932

Re: Occupy Wall Street

I want a sales tax that equally taxes every dollar someone chooses to spend. Equality and choice. Why are they anathema to the left wing? :iagree: What do you not understand about the fact that a sales tax end up taxing a larger percent of lower income earners wages than it does the rich so you're ...
by talltex
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Occupy Wall Street
Replies: 152
Views: 8932

Re: Occupy Wall Street

:tiphat: EXXON profits is over 30.5 billion dollars.................................................................................................... No offense old farmer, I am not happy with the State of The Union as well, but the quote above is one of my pet peeves. Exxon made 30.5 billion on ...
by talltex
Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Hollow Points, the new "cop killer" bullets?
Replies: 40
Views: 2699

Re: Hollow Points, the new "cop killer" bullets?

Do you think she actually believes what she is saying? :smilelol5: No...you would hope someone would actually know what you are saying in order to believe it...she doesn't know the difference between an incendiary round and a heat seeking missile...and yet, somehow she was elected and passing laws ...
by talltex
Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: CHL radio ad
Replies: 132
Views: 6719

Re: CHL radio ad

[But he excluded anyone who voted for Obama .... not sure that's protected race, religion, national origin, etc. Still, it was a joke which got his ad much more airplay, a radio talk show elsewhere picked it up and there's repeat postings on youtube now.[/quote] :iagree: The voting issue wasn't disc...
by talltex
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Texas constitutional amendment prop. 9-pardons
Replies: 52
Views: 3899

Re: Texas constitutional amendment prop. 9-pardons

I think the law should be changed such that all successfully completed deferred adjudications result in the defendant's record being expunged. Chas. :iagree: I thought that was the point in the first place... be good for a little while, and we toss it out like it didn't happen. :iagree: :iagree: I ...
by talltex
Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: question about reloads
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: question about reloads

During the reloading process your prints would be destroyed when the case is resized. Worrying about that is really stretching in my opinion...someone could also go pick up fired brass that's not reloaded and scatter it around a crime scene, but I've never heard of that happening either. It would b...
by talltex
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What was the most unusual car you or your father owned
Replies: 46
Views: 3228

Re: What was the most unusual car you or your father owned

Lots of hot cars over the years that I wish I had never sold...my favorites: first car...1971 Dodge Challenger R/T, 383 4bbl automatic, green with green interior...NO air...fast... and HOT in Texas w/o a/c...didn't bother me when i was 16 though most raw power: 1971 Ford Torino GT with 429 "Drag Pac...
by talltex
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: question about reloads
Replies: 8
Views: 646

Re: question about reloads

During the reloading process your prints would be destroyed when the case is resized. Worrying about that is really stretching in my opinion...someone could also go pick up fired brass that's not reloaded and scatter it around a crime scene, but I've never heard of that happening either.
by talltex
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Age "pole" and crazy questions
Replies: 109
Views: 6448

Re: Age "pole" and crazy questions

46 I just moved up a category and I did walk up hill to and from school. My house and school were both at the top of hills with a creek in between. It wasn't that far, though, only about a mile and a half. Good weather was great, but winter was terrible. Often times my winter boots laces were froze...
by talltex
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: New to me Revolvers
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: New to me Revolvers

If it's a Mark III Trooper it has the shrouded ejector and they were built starting in late 1969/70... (Colt made a Trooper model prior to that without the shrouded ejector). The Detective Specials are also identified by the ejector shroud. The exposed ejector rod model was built from the 1920's to ...

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