Friday, June 16, 2017

Just My Luck

One day right before Largemouth season officially opens and I go and get this beauty!  Enjoy the video folks! 

video

RIG
Simple large cam action style hook with about 3/8 oz. of split shot sinkers located a good 10-12 inches above the hook.  A very simple, basic bottom feeder set up that work really well.  I didn't expect a Large Mouth Bass on my line, just a few trout or some cats.  But hey, it works!

BAIT
Nightcrawlers I picked up at a Stewart's gas station.  They make really good sandwiches, although this time they didn't have any horseradish sauce for the roast beef.  I had to make due with just mayo.  

LOCATION
Theresa New York along the banks of the Indian River.  A very beautiful place to sit and fish or to take out a canoe and go enjoy nature.  The video above shows the second location, the first one being a little bit south of the bridge (the green area) and a pain to get to.  

video Here is where I first set up in Santway Park.  It was a pain climbing down and back up what with all the moss covered rocks and the wet leaves.  Good thing was there were very few mosquitoes.   




Sunday, May 7, 2017

It's Trout Season!

IT'S TROUT SEASON!

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So I took the opportunity today to go out and enjoy the fine springtime weather that we are all having up here in Northern New York.  The video above is the results of my fishing expedition along the Black River, just a little south of Great Bend, NY.  



The particular spot I chose is a little favorite of mine (so don't tell anybody!) on the west river bank.  Here the water is not moving too rough because the rocks form a little pocket away from the main current.  There is a nice parking area  for a nature trail just before the Bridge on Highway 26.  

THE RIG

Nothing more than a  simple Eagle Claw trout rig that you can get at Wal-Mart for $1.39.  What I did was that, instead of using the size 6 snelled hooks that come with the rig, I  used a yellow floating jig for my nightcrawler.  

I have always had good luck with a yellow floating jig.  I think its because trout love yellow.

I like these things because it solves the problem of trying to keep your bait from getting tangled in the sinker line.  

THE BAIT

Can of worms.  (Seriously, this is trout fishing, not rocket surgery.) 





Saturday, April 22, 2017

NOTICE

I would like to start off by saying to the three people who ever bothered to read this website, that my previous commitments have been completed.  I will return to my primary purpose for this blog post, fishing in New York.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Blog Status

Still outside of the country for the time being and will not be able to really post anything about fishing until I get back.  On a much sadder note, my laptop craped out on me, which proves my not voting for Carly was justified.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Is Ben Shapiro Acting Like A Hypocrite?

The reality of the situation is simple to understand.  Ben Shapiro is a fraud and for the most part, a hypocrite.  Shapiro’s hypocrisy has now finally come full circle with his criticism of the Trump Campaign hiring on Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News.    


Now Ben talks a good bit on how horrible a person Stephen is while conveniently forgetting the fact that he had no problems with this man from 2012 up until the middle of the 2016 Republican Primaries.  He would later go on making a rather big noise of “quitting” Breitbart during the whole Michelle Fields kerfuffle, turning his energies full time to the new website he founded back in 2015:  www.Dailwire.com


One of the things that raised Shapiro’s ire, saying, in words pretty much to the effect, that Bannon took Mercer for a “ride.” by ". . .manipulated Breitbart News into a Cruz-bashing Trump propaganda outlet."   Rather harsh words coming from someone doing the SAME DAMNED THING at the website he currently edits, only with the politicians reversed. 

Robert Mercer, one of the major investors of Breitbart, gave 11 million dollars to  KEEP THE PROMISE I super PAC.  Apparently the integrity of the Fourth Estate is of little concern for Shapiro as he accuses Bannon of shilling for Trump, yet he has been doing the same thing for almost a year straight and is upset Bannon didn't go along with Mercer's wishes.


Now this is where the hypocrisy come into full view, and why anything said by Shapiro should be discounted as paid-for propaganda.  Dailywire.com is owned by Forward Publishing LLC of Cisco TX .  This company happens to be part of the Wilks Bros. business empire. (I reported on this earlier.)


You may remember the Wilks as being the Texas oil billionaires who made the rather huge donation of 15 million dollars to KEEP THE PROMISE III (now called REIGNITING THE PROMISE) , a part of the Keep The Promise network of soft money Ted Cruz super PAC’s run by Glenn Beck’s business partner David Barton.



 If the owner of The New York Times gave millions to Hillary, every right-winger in the country would scream  foul play!  Yet when Shapiro employer does it for the benefit of Ted Cruz, then all is well in the land of Conservative Punditry.


Now the most insufferable thing about this whole rotten scenario is that Shapiro, or Beck for that matter, has never come clean to their audience about these massive conflicts of interest. These people are either working for or with mega donors.  


Noted historian William I. Shirer, in his book “The Collapse of the Third Republic,” noted that Nazi Germany did not have to spend much money buying off French politicians before the war.   The Germans testified that it was much more effective to buy off journalists.  What we are seeing is something very similar happening to us right now.  
   


Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause is the literal definition of Propaganda.  Everything Ben Shapiro once accused Jon Stewart of doing now he stands just as guilty, if not more so.  This failure of Shapiro to disclose such information while presenting himself as a journalist grounded in principle is HYPOCRISY.  


Shapiro has no moral leg to stand on.  


This man is a fraud.


Author's Note:  I would like to apologize to anybody still left in cyberspace who actually reads this damned thing.  I am currently outside of the country and will not be back for several months.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Why Republicans will never end Abortion

To truly understand Abortion in American Politics, you must understand what is a Wedge Issue

A Wedge Issue is really a simple concept.  It is simply something that corrupt political parties use to drive voters to the polls and to squeeze money out of it's members.  I first became aware of this when I, in one of the dumbest acts possible, subscribed to the National Review.  

For some crazy reason everybody and their brother with some sort of charity or "Conservative Narrative" to sell was clogging my poor little mailbox with their solicitations.  (NR went and sold my address. Just another reason for that rag to die.)  Most notably was the Republican Party and it endless series of "Voter Surveys."  

You might of seen these darn things. So serious looking.  Asking for you valued opinion (and $15 for processing) so the Party can better respond to the needs of the electorate.  After a while I realized what was going on.

THE WHOLE THING WAS A SCAM AND THEY DON'T GIVE A RAT'S AS ABOUT MY OPINION. THEY ONLY WANT MY MONEY!

To which I properly responded:


That's the story with a lot of these things.  It's nothing more then a scam.  The Jerks in DC know that all they have to do is whip up the old Abortion, 2nd Amendment, IRS, or Benghazi drum and us clods who know no better will pull the right lever in November.  Democrats do this as well.  It's one of the reasons for such Partisan Gridlock, both sides make a shit-ton of money using the issue de jour in contributions.


All of this brings us to Abortion.  Republican Leadership will do absolutely NOTHING to stop the murder of unborn children.  Raul Ryan has been pulling the heart string of the American People for years while at the same time doing everything he can to make sure Planned Parenthood gets all the taxpayer dough it wants.  Just look at the Omnibus if you don't believe me. Check out how the GOP funds the murder of children.

All of this bring me to the issue of Abortion and the Wisconsin Primary.  After a little digging from your's truly, I had discovered that the Wisconsin Right To Life Victory Fund is only four days old.  


If you take a look at the FEC Expenditure reports, you will find that it is nothing more then pro Ted Cruz puff pieces.  That this "organisation" has had most of it's funding deriving from OUTSIDE Wisconsin!  All of it's expenditures, since it's founding 3 days ago, have been expressly for the support of Ted Cruz despite all three candidates being Pro-Life.    

Talk about Astro-Turf!  

(It should also be noted that this "organisation" never said anything about Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney.  Both of whom respectfully used taxpayer money to fund the murder of children i.e. Planned Parenthood.)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Did Andrew Klavan lie about Donald Trump?


Now a lot of you may know that Fascism is bad.  Hell, even I, the uneducated dolt that I is, am willing to agree with anybody on that.  Since it is such an evil stain on human history, calling someone a fascist or an anti-semite who really isn't should be regarded as one of the lowest of the lowest smears in modern politics.

This brings us to noted author and Dailywire columnist Andrew Klavan.  A couple of weeks ago Andy went and tweeted an image of Donald Trump right next to a picture of Il Duce, the inventor of Fascism and dictator of Italy during the Second World War.
The attempt here is obvious and it's message is clear: "Donald Trump is a Fascist Dictator."  However there is one slight problem with this little narrative Mr. Klavan is trying to instill.  The picture of Donald Trump was taken while he was Grand Marshal of the 2004 Israeli Appreciation Parade in New York City.

Here is an uncropped picture:

Now we have already established that the website Andy works for (in the words of a real news professional,  Mr. Charles C. Johnson) is nothing more then a Ted Cruz Pravda pipe organ.  (Pravda being the official newspaper of the Kremlin.) 

I guess when the people who sign the front of your paycheck give 15 million dollars to Ted Cruz, all other competition for the GOP Nomination now looks like Hitler.  I never knew "Principled Conservatism" came with a price tag.  

( I would like to apologize for the lack of post lately.  This is not my full time job and the thing that really puts worthless fiat currency in the ye olde wallet take up a good 12-14 hours of my day.  I would also like to thank Charles Johnson for the hat tip at his website Gotnews.com)