Another Pawn Shop Gold Find

I found another Made in the USA Penn-Peer 109 reel at a local pawn shop (where I do most of my tackle shopping). This time, however, it came with a rod. I’m not sure if it’s also a Penn from the same era, but, it does look like it can be from the late 40’s to early 50’s.

#OKWX About 2″ of Snow in Moore

We woke up to news of no work and no school.

Pawn Shop Gold

I found this little Penn-Peer 109 (stamped Made in USA) at a local pawn shop at a very good price. After a call to Penn Fishing, I was informed they made these reels in the USA from 1945 to 1954. It’s still in great condition. You can find them new here.

500lb Blue Catfish

I caught a 1,000 pound blue catfish. I had to call the game warden and let him know I had a 1,500 pound man-eating catfish in hand. 2,000 pounds…no joke.

Russia’s Election Hack Plan Revealed: Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump Only Pawns in Moscow’s Game | National Review

It’s a must share…


I just got off the phone with my secret source, deep inside the Kremlin. Using my command of highly limited tourist Russian, I spoke with Comrade Leonid Stalinov Leninksy. (Oops! I think I just outed him.)

Source: Russia’s Election Hack Plan Revealed: Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump Only Pawns in Moscow’s Game | National Review

Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania

Do you suppose this is the end of this?

Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College…

Source: Recount efforts end: Trump wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania | [site:name]

Twenty Seventeen — Free WordPress Themes

I’ve updated my blog with the new Twenty Seventeen theme by WordPress.org. I like it. I’m testing it out but–so far–it seems real cool. The awesome part of it? The video header you can use straight out of YouTube. The theme is good for both personal and business Websites.

About the only thing I had to do was add this little snippet to the CSS to make the ads look nice on the pages:

I think I’ll leave the blog this way for a little while. Below is the link if you haven’t tried it already.


Twenty Seventeen brings your site to life with header video and immersive featured images. With a focus on business sites, it features multiple sections on the front page as well as widgets, navigation and social menus, a logo, and more. Personalize its asymmetrical grid with a custom color scheme and showcase your multimedia content with post formats. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, for any abilities, and on any device.

Source: Twenty Seventeen — Free WordPress Themes

Paul Krugman Illustrates The Damaged Political Psyches Of The Left

Full on meltdown…


It might be fair to say that Trump’s election kind of broke the brains of many people both left, right and center: nobody expected it and a great many people really didn’t want it to happen. But the Left seems to be taking it the hardest, and this is perfectly exemplified by Paul Krugman, a genuinely brilliant fellow who has started to sound like a tinfoil-hat-wearing neighborhood crank.

Source: Paul Krugman Illustrates The Damaged Political Psyches Of The Left

The Two Americas of 2016 – The New York Times

A view of two imaginary nations created by slicing the country along the sharp divide between Republican and Democratic Americas.

Source: The Two Americas of 2016 – The New York Times