Gone fishin’ … no, you can’t come

Yup. I’m out of here. I’ll be back at the coal mine on June 20. Be kind to each other.

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heezback
heezback

A buddy of mine caught a case of crabs in 15 minutes one night down along the Hooch.  He was fishing from the back seat of a Buick. 

omark
omark

Something puzzles me about the tragic Orlando mass shooting. No return fire. 49 dead, 50+ injured, I suppose a lucky few got away unscathed. Wasn’t this the stand your ground state? 100+ people and no guns? Clearly we had a clear cut case of a bad guy with a gun. Why no good guy with a gun to stop him?

It seems pretty obvious that real Americans would prefer to not run around looking like extras in a chuck Norris movie.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@FIGMO2 

 When is jay due back?

From one of only four sentence that Jay wrote on this piece:

I’ll be back at the coal mine on June 20.

Do we really need any more evidence than this that people come here and don't read a word of what Jay posts?

Geez....

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@Kamchak @FIGMO2

I read the "more important" stuff. His vacation itenerary holds little interest for me.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

When is jay due back? We can share fish tales.

I caught 15 speckled trout up in North Georgia over a four-day outing.

Yuuummmmm! 

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@DaltonbywayofBickley

Mullet? Watch out for hairs on your plate.

I've never eaten mullet.

Trout and halibut are my favorites. Would love to try deep sea fishing, but I'm plagued by motion sickness. If I take a pill, I pass out and miss the action.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@FIGMO2


If you'll forgive my pedantry, since speckled trout are salt water fish, you probably caught rainbow trout or possibly browns fishing in NGa. Most of the stocked fish are rainbows.

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@YouLibs @FIGMO2

They were kinda brown with speckles. No colorful stripe down their sides.

Browns if'n you say so...

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with tiny dots.

YouLibs
YouLibs

@FIGMO2 @YouLibs


Sounds like Browns, a European import that does well in the Southeast. The next time you go, I suggest fishing above Burrell's Ford on the Chattooga. Most of the fish above that point are streamborn wild Browns and they're as beautiful as any gemstone I've ever seen. 


The big bend just below Spoonauger Creek holds some pretty large ones during the heat of summer. I think the cold water coming in from Spoonauger tends to collect on the bottom. I used to do well bouncing a Prince nymph pattern along the bottom there. Crickets work well for non-fly fishers.



omark
omark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYjbSGO30K0

Your tyrannical government wants to ban these harmless toys. Liberal racism. Judging a gun solely on its appearance.

The last gun’s a real beauty. At 13 thousand, it’s a bit too pricey for my pocketbook. Chump change for ISIS though.

omark
omark

355 drone strikes in Pakistan.

140 strikes in Yemen.

12,000 air strikes against ISIS.

Enemy fighters killed on Obama’s watch 30,000 including Osama Bin Laden.

The honorable Sen. Isakson thinks we should declare war on radical Islam. I seems to me you’re a little late to the party senator. Let the president take care of the terrorist. Don’t you have enough do praying for the victims, and kissing The NRA’s big fat fanny?

Seriously I get it. That damned Obama won’t call his victims Islamic terrorist. The man simply refuses to do what you tell him to. Seems you guys would be used to that by now. Nothing worse than an uppity president is there. 

Peachs
Peachs

@omark They carry on a third person conversation like reality is just a concept..

straker
straker

Assault rifles are designed for one purpose only, to kill large numbers of people quickly.


To those who insist that the 2nd Amendment protects their right to these weapons, what do you THINK will happen when mentally unstable people can easily get their hands on them?

Peachs
Peachs

@straker Kim Jong-un just declared a second amendment in his constitution that makes atomic bombs ok!

Peachs
Peachs

@straker We are like a pro shop for visiting gun nuts who didn't bring the balls with them. You ship your army over here, get em in the states and we outfit them, while some Obama hater is making a self made billionaire,in this land of opportunity,  so they can blow us away with our own ammo. 

Peachs
Peachs

@straker This is a lot like the economy in Georgia, they tell you they are doing things to improve it yet we stay on the bottom, same with assault rifles, dead bodies tell us the what we are doing isn't working.  And much worse than Europe gives us contrast.  What we have is a gutless political community that represents us in Georgia. 

straker
straker

Peachs


Yes, we need a Democrat in the White House AND a Democratic House and Senate.


Only then will something happen in this gun mess, starting with a ban on assault rifles.

Peachs
Peachs

@straker you have all these people in a bar, in a gun carry state, with protection to shot to kill, a loony walking in like it was Vietnam, and not one shot...

Peachs
Peachs

@straker seems to me these gun laws protect the criminal and do nothing, any good for the victims. 

straker
straker

Peachs


As long as our Congress is dominated by the far right, don't look for any changes.


Instead, in shooting after shooting, just look for them to blame everyone except themselves for all these guns getting into the wrong hands.


And, needless to say, you can forget any ban on assault rifles.


Only in America.

Peachs
Peachs

@straker we can change the ticket down this term, we just need to not let the message be fear anymore.  

Peachs
Peachs

@straker Trump is the Republican Party, stop acting so discussed, this is who you are.  

Peachs
Peachs

@straker you would think in all this control of Congress that the Republicans would take some ownership in how screwed up this situation is, instead of spending all their time blocking what we try to do.  


When you block and keep the same, you are endorsing the present, which is not working and that is as lightly as I can describe it. 

Peachs
Peachs

Recipe: 1) loosest gun laws in the country are in Fla.  2) That Daytona area is the tattoo capital of the world, and if you want to read about sick white people, read the Daytona Beach News Journal, it will tell you of the sickest criminals you have ever read about mostly white. 3) build an all night gay bar in driving distance of Daytona speedway, have one security guard at the door and 300 people in the joint at 2 am on a Saturday night. 4) Nominate a bigot for president and and tell him this gay guy killed ya mama...

Peachs
Peachs

We have one thing Europe doesn't, and that is tight borders, or we would see one of these every day.  Europe has one thing we don't and that is gun control.  The statistics speak for themselves, Europe has far less of this than we do. 

straker
straker

We live in a country of well over 300 million people.


Because of this, there will always be a large number of people with serious mental health issues. Our broken healthcare system, especially when it comes to providing quality mental healthcare to anyone who needs it, ensures that many will go untreated and be a potential danger to themselves and others.


I can only imagine how things would be if we allowed such people easy access to assault rifles and large capacity handguns. Thank goodness we have strict gun laws to protect us.


Oh, wait. 

Peachs
Peachs

@straker It is like we create this situation on purpose.  Put our children in traffic to play and claim, "who knew that was going to happen?"

Peachs
Peachs

@OldEngineer we are in a atmosphere of hate, yet like Eddie Haskell claim innocence.  

Peachs
Peachs

This will continue until we fix it.  It is like the drug wars that the right said we should lock em up, these people are seldom correct in their shock and aw, but seldom corrected because they have become trolls to our money, and control the cable news and red state commerce. 

Peachs
Peachs

Take the guns out to the hands of these people and you stop whatever caused it.  


It is like arming Russia, if they came here by public transportation and had charge cards. You don't need invading Nazi armies in 2016, just get in the country and go to a gun show, you will own the place by sunset. 


My real question is why didn't the security of a all night gay dance club in the middle of Florida not see this one coming?

InTheMiddle2
InTheMiddle2

@Peachs Why didn't security see it coming you ask. Perhaps it might be because they cannot see the future. 

Peachs
Peachs

Hate my friend is now, and nothing in America is hated more than gay people!

Peachs
Peachs

@RoadScholar @Peachs 51% favorable rating, not since Reagan has a president been that popular, but not much coverage of that down here, doesn't sell conservative newspapers or cable. 

Peachs
Peachs

@RoadScholar @Peachs never seen anything like it and then they want to distance themselves from Trump when the only difference is, Trump actually spells it out in very black and white language. 

omark
omark

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/orlando-nightclub-massacre/ar-15-rifle-used-orlando-massacre-has-bloody-pedigree-n590581

The good old AR-15, The psychopath’s weapon of choice. I guess it could’ve been worse. What if Omar Mateen had been armed with kitchen knives?

The Donald was quick to link the killing to Omar’s faith. He doesn’t seem to be the least bit concerned that a man with a well-established record of domestic violence and emotional instability was able to legally purchase his Sandy Hook Special.

Why should we consider banning assault rifles when it’s so much easier to ban religions?

Peachs
Peachs

@omark these Republicans who don't poll well need these things to happen to get the fear thing going.  Bush got another term with 9/11.  The problem is we forget they mess stuff up worse than the original problem we were so afraid of. And gay hate obviously was a huge factor or why drive all the way from St. Lucy to Orlando. 

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Here's hoping Jay and his fishin' crew are blessed with no data coverage out in the boonies.

omark
omark

Christina Grimmie was entitled to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Some gun nut deprived her off everything she had, and more importantly everything she could become. I’ve heard more than enough about gun rights. It’s past time to hear a lot more about gun responsibilities. Rights and responsibilities go hand in hand.

Thank you governor Deal for having the courage to veto that idiot campus carry law. Raging hormones and guns are a dangerous mix.

I’d also thank the vast majority, of the American people, for choosing not to own guns. Christina was more entitled to her life than some knuckleheads were entitled to their toys.

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

@omark hey omark, if the guy had killed Grimmie with a kitchen knife, would you advocating elimination of kitchen knives?

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@omark


Omark, and others, we must address gun laws, but even more importantly, America must address mental illness with impact and focus.

omark
omark

@JohnnyReb @omark .pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/05/www24/suicides-account-for-most-gun-deaths/

I re-read my post, and missed the part where I advocated taking anyone’s guns away. That said, I consider a person’s right to life superior to their rights to own fire arms. I know the argument, you have a right to defend yourself, and your family. Guess what, by the numbers, you’re nearly twice as likely to kill yourself with a gun, as you are to be killed by an armed predator. Keep your guns. I want to take away your calculators. Clearly you have no need for them.