The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us. Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop .  .  . maybe see what's showin' at the Grand .  .  .  . What you gonna do tonight, Barn?

October 21, 2014 - Msg 99460:
ATTA BOY LUTHER! Who remembers that phrase from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken?
Welcome to newcomer Luther Heggs. This Front Porch has been in existence since about 1996. Although I grew up in the USA, I currently live near Toronto in Canada. My username is based on a non-character mentioned in the Opie's Charity episode. You can watch that scene at

G-F, since Asa is reminding you to have Dr. Advil nearby, don't forget my friend Dr. Ben Gay. And if you need something stronger, try either Mr. Jack Daniels or Mr. Johnny Walker.

from Poor Horatio

October 21, 2014 - Msg 99461:
Oh my, I swept two times in a row.

from Poor Horatio

October 21, 2014 - Msg 99462: HeHe PH, Dr. Advil PM seemed to have helped pretty well so I won't be needing those "other" Dr.'s.... Asa I still have 3 sheets to hang maybe my Son will help me finish hanging them this week-end if doesn't have to teach any "Carry Conceal" classes. He's a certified instructor and does it on the side for some extra money, plus he is quite passionate about his right to carry, so he likes to pass on the privilege. I find it refreshing since he is a quiet, non aggressive, low key'd person. Those kind of guys are usually "Straight Shooters" in more ways than one.
I'm proud of his commitment and his seriousness of being a gun owner. And yes, his GLOCK holds more than 1 bullet.
As for the finishing (mud)work, I don't mind doing that, I have learned over the years it is not a hurried up process, it takes at least 3 steps. I don't like to do the sanding but if you take your time and smooth things out well it keeps sanding at a minimum.

Also PH, if you keep up the sweeping it may lead into a full time job...


October 21, 2014 - Msg 99463: TIRED!..."calling Dr. Ben Gay!"...that's all.


October 21, 2014 - Msg 99464: Hic!

October 21, 2014 - Msg 99465: Hello Front Porch: The episode of Howard Sprague in the Caribean is on MeToo. I like Howard. Kind of a funny character at the time. (Barney is the cat's we all know that). He is good tv in Mayberry RFD. It ain't the best but I can still hold on to Mayberry. Howard did get married I assume at some point but it was not filmed. Ralph Malph is his reproduction! Medwin Bill Medwin

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99466: We defy the mafia! (:

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99467:
Boo, are you calling for a doctor? I highly recommend the following three specialists

from Poor Horatio

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99468: Yep, PH, They are now part of ObamaCare, He PROMISED ;) we could keep our own

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99469: Poor Horatio
I'm very familiar with Opie's Charity episode. It's a good one. "You read any book you want to on the subject of child rearin, and you'll find ever one of'em is in favor of bud nippin."

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99470:
SHOCKING NEWS! The Canadian media is reporting multiple shootings in my nations capital (Ottawa). One confirmed wounded victim is a military honor guard who guards the national war monument 24/7. One shooter is confirmed dead inside the parliament building. They still have not confirmed how many shooters there were.

from Poor Horatio

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99471:
I should add that two days ago, we here in Canada had another incident where a suspect used his car to run over two Canadian Forces (military) personnel, killing one of them. After a short chase by the police, the suspect was shot and killed. The media is reporting that the suspect was a Muslim who had been "radicalized".

from Poor Horatio

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99472: How do you know the Sheriff doesn't sit under a hair dryer for hours?

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99473: Prayers for Canada and also for Tom's family.

possum under a rock

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99474: Scary situation, Poor Horatio. Stay safe.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99475: Oh, PH. I'm so sorry to hear of what happened in Canada. A Muslim terrorist, imagine that! There is so much I'd like to say on that subject, but this isn't really the forum for it. So, I'll just say this. It would appear that the cancer is still spreading. --Romeena

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99476:
Corporal Nathan Cirillo was the soldier standing guard at the memorial who was wounded in today's shootings. Although he had his rifle with him, it was unloaded. In spite of valiant efforts to save his life, he passed away leaving a young son. Hand salute ... RIP

from Poor Horatio

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99477:
I also want to add that the war memorial that Corporal Nathan Cirillo was guarding is the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario. This monument is equivalent to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C., another monument guarded by military personnel 24/7.

from Poor Horatio

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99478: Indeed. Salute to Corporal Nathan Cirillo. One more casualty in our war with Islam, for it is a war, whether Dear Leader cares to term it as such or not. --Romeena

October 22, 2014 - Msg 99479: That's what you get when (some) folks elect a "neighborhood organizer" There, I said it and I ain't taking it back!... Honors to Corporal Cirillo your Country and Ours are proud of your service...G-F

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99480:
So sad. Prayers for all those families.
But I have to ask, why would a guard have an empty rifle? Something is wrong with that. Not to make light, but we all
know why Barney's gun was empty, but a guard's?
OK, I've said my piece.

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99481: "Now I'll drive, so I'll sit in the front seat."
Luther Heggs

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99482:
MDC, I have been to Ottawa and visited the Canadian War Memorial. It is located across the street from the Parliament building (equivalent to the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.)
The honor guard I saw and photographed held an automatic rifle which I assumed was loaded. But just like you, I was shocked to learn yesterday that the weapon is unloaded when they stand guard. I could not confirm if maybe they carry a loaded magazine on their belt.

from Poor Horatio

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99483: ATTA BOY LUTHER!

from Poor Horatio

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99484:
Some good news this time.
Although I am not a fan of hockey, in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, they sang "Oh Canada" before their respective professional hockey games last night. Watching the videos not only made my eyes water (speaking as a new Canadian), but also made me feel proud of my American citizenship.

from Poor Horatio

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99485:
I should add that "Oh Canada" is the national anthem of Canada and is equivalent to the Star Spangled Banner in the USA.

from Poor Horatio

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99486: Great, a professional soldier might as well have a bullet in his pocket for all the good his weapon did him. I hope this country wakes up soon.

Billy Ray the Postman

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99487: I had never really thought about whether or not the rifles of honor guards were loaded. I guess I thought they were, but had never really questioned it. Apparently they're not. I think it might be safe to assume that if Cpl. Cirillo's rifle was not loaded, that is probably a tradition for honor guards. Perhaps not, but it seems logical. I guess now we'll have to post guards for the honor guards. What is this world coming to? --Romeena

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99488: I have heard that some honor guards rifles are not rifles at all. They are dummys that look like rifles.
Luther Heggs

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99489:
Luther Heggs, I am aware some drill teams use dummy weapons because of the abuse the weapons take and to make them lighter. As for the ceremonial guards at the Canadian War Memorial, I have not been able to confirm if they were fully operational weapons or dummy weapons.
There is another fact that I forgot to mention. When I visited the Canadian War Memorial a couple of years ago, there were two military personnel guarding the monument, each with their own weapon. If there had been no changes since that time, then that means there were two soldiers on duty the day of the shooting. And that means two unarmed soldiers. I'm wondering why there has been no mention of this in the media?

from Poor Horatio

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99490:
I should not have said "unarmed". They had unloaded weapons otherwise I believe the second soldier would have been able to fire his weapon or chase the suspect.

from Poor Horatio

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99491: Interesting question, PH. There are a lot of things that should appear in the MSM, that never seem to do so.

I am feeling so frustrated and trying not to get too wound up about it - I'm referring to the non-action that's been taken by the free world, not just the USA, against this plague of locusts that has descended and is marching across the globe, devouring anything that suits their fancy. Oh, we're sending in some bombers, and making a token attempt, but it's time somebody took pre-emptive action against ISIS and any nation that supports it, or even tolerates it. We hear a lot of rhetoric from Dear Leader and other heads of state, telling us how Islam itself is peaceful, and how "most" Muslims deplore the actions of the extremists. Well, I think it's time they put their actions where their "deplore" is. If they won't do it voluntarily, then perhaps the rest of the world needs to insist that they do so. You cannot tell me that the governments of the Islamic nations don't know who and where these murderers are. It's time they were given to understand that if these beheadings, kidnappings, mass murders and other atrocities continue, and the government in the country involved does nothing, then the rest of us will consider it a declaration of war, and will respond accordingly. All we're doing now is slapping the occasional mosquito that lands where we can see it. We need to drain the swamp, and spray the area until they're all gone.

I'm sure there are many thousands of good people in Islamic countries, who don't want all of this to happen. They fear their government, and feel powerless, but if they all rose up at once and challenged ISIS and their own government, they could change things. They won't, of course. Hmmm. Perhaps we should send them our community organizer and see if he can get it done. --Romeena

October 23, 2014 - Msg 99492: PH, ATTA BOY well remembered!..neat movie...well back at work from the long week off...gona read and will have supper menu in just a bit...shouts out to Romeena,Boo,TOM,GF,Bill M. and all...back in a bit...Great weather In rain in site !..SPOT


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