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  1. akarunway

    When we were stationed at MacDill AFB dad would buzz the house at 200' haulin ass. Mom said. "Alright kids, dad will be home in an hr. for dinner. Go get washed up" Only took one time to know when to expect dinner. Watched one F4 from the front gate. Low level runway abort and pilot eject and the plane went in Tampa Bay. Was pretty cool.



    Very Cool! I remember the F-4s from MacDill flying over Central Florida on their way to Avon Park Bombing Range. You could usually see a pair flying low over I-4 heading south just about every time you got the area of US27 and I-4. Dad said that during the war, the old saying around MacDill was "One a day in Tampa Bay". But I think they were talking about B-26s then.

  2. JohnMitchell

    *** BTW - the pilot was William Pogue who later became a Skylab Astronaut.

    I have his autograph. I met him at a restaurant in Texas '66 or so. He was having breakfast at the same place as my Cub Scout group. Our den leader knew him and took us over to meet him. B|

    B|B| I always thought it would be cool to meet him and ask about that fly-by. I have a copy of the newsletter article and would have liked to have gotten an autograph on it. IIRC - the article mentioned that he had been a student at Bartow Air Base. My dad worked there during the 50's until 1960. He worked for a couple of civilian companies that provided flight training and maintenance for the Air Force during that time.

  3. JohnMitchell

    ***two F-4s buzzed the crap out of us from behind :o, and then came around and buzzed us when we could see them coming.

    I remember seeing both the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds when they were flying the F-4s. Damn impressive. B|

    When I was a kid, the Thunderbirds (F-100s) were at Bartow Air Base in Florida. The maneuver was what they now call "Tactical Surprise". I remember watching the four jets to the left when a solo buzzed from the right going supersonic just in front of the crowd. Broken windows around the base, women dropping babies on the tarmac, other havoc. To my knowledge, this was the last time they were permitted to go supersonic at a show in the US. The base newsletter published a photo of the jet going away showing the shockwave with the claim that it was the first time a supersonic shockwave had been photographed. (I'm sure that there were probably classified photos taken before, even though it was less than 10 years since Yaeger had broken it.) BTW - the pilot was William Pogue who later became a Skylab Astronaut.

  4. While we're at it, we probably should ban the flag that the Union slave states were using ...especially since the Yankee-owned slaves were specifically and cruelly not freed by the Union President's E.P. (The ban should only apply to government buildings, of course ...free speech, and all).

  5. Driver1

    *********More of the after shocks.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/14/living/feat-stone-mountain-georgia-naacp-confederate-symbol/

    More of past the tipping point.



    Not only that, the NAACP wants the confederate flag removed from state police vehicle insignia and uniform patches.

    Where do you draw the line?

    At the Pennsylvaia-Maryland border?

    This line? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMZfCar-Ks8

    :D

    Damn ...I thought Yosemite Sam was from California.

  6. grue

    ...
    Will they serve a cuban sandwich at breakfast time? :D



    Good question. I don't know what time La Trop opens these days, or if they serve cubans for breakfast. Now that I think about it, it's been years since I've had a cuban at La Trop. I usually get palomilla breaded steak sandwich when I go there.

    If you're taking I-75, a better bet may be La Septima. Only a couple miles off the Interstate in Brandon. I like their cubans, but some of their other offerings are outstanding and hard to resist. Yellow rice & chicken, i.e. Also, good palomilla. But, I think they only open for lunch and dinner.

    Have a safe trip.

  7. grue

    ***Plochman's is OK. ...just no Heinz. Heinz is OK for burgers, sometimes.
    I usually specify French's because that is mandatory for a proper Ybor City Cuban sandwich ...sour pickle, too, ..not dill. Nowadays they make them any old way ...even in Ybor. I think there is now too much influence from the fake Cuban sandwich schemes coming up from Miami. Also, even some of the Ybor City shops are making sandwiches to please outsiders and really are forgetting how to make an authentic one.



    Aw man, I'm going to be road tripping from Naples to norcal and I just thought "YES I can get a RAD cuban sandwich for lunch" but mean leaving hours later than planned :(

    Recommend La Tropicana on 7th Ave in Ybor. (full disclosure: my aunt and uncle used to own the place.) Also you could try La Septima in Brandon ...excellent sandwich and other stuff, too.

  8. Plochman's is OK. ...just no Heinz. Heinz is OK for burgers, sometimes.
    I usually specify French's because that is mandatory for a proper Ybor City Cuban sandwich ...sour pickle, too, ..not dill. Nowadays they make them any old way ...even in Ybor. I think there is now too much influence from the fake Cuban sandwich schemes coming up from Miami. Also, even some of the Ybor City shops are making sandwiches to please outsiders and really are forgetting how to make an authentic one.

  9. Man, you guys always over-engineer everything!

    Oscar Mayer or similar dog (not to exclude higher-end dogs).
    Boiled, broiled or grilled or even fried till they pop.
    Merita, or Wonder, (or generic) bun, ...even a folded piece of white bread is OK.
    Frenches mustard.
    Onions, if available.
    Sometimes sweet relish, sometimes chili or cheese.
    That's IT!

  10. BillyVance

    ***If you're not in a big hurry, take US41 into Bradenton. Then cross the Skyway and pick up US19 to Perry, then either pick up US98 to Pensacola (my choice). or go to Tallahassee and take US90 west. Many small towns and much more scenic than I-75/I-10.



    One thing you can be sure of seeing... are a bunch of confederate flags mounted on pickup truck beds riding around... :S :P

    Lots of "Roll Tide" stickers, too! :D:D

  11. Amazon

    .....
    Good call I have spent many hours on those roads before the Interstates were THE roads to transit... way too much family along those roads going back to when they first traversed the old wagon trails that became those US highways.:)



    Yeah, before the Interstates, these were some of the highways where all the old tourist traps attractions were ...before Disney and Universal sucked all the air out of them. Only a few survived, like Weeki Wachi or Gatorland (on OBT). There are still some interesting spots on these routes. Just about all the US highways in the State have lots of historical sites from the Post War boom. We used to take weekend scooter trips down these roads with no particular destination planned. Just stop at whatever places struck our fancy or take the occasional side road.

  12. Amazon

    ***I'd like to see her explain this pic... :P

    My God... those pants??? What the hell was she thinking? :S

    :D:D:D




    I am so surprised you would come out as the fashion police.

    Ha! The whole idea of skydivers posing as "fashion police" is hilarious! Anyone remember the the hot-pink-and-neon-green-and-purple era during the 90s? Patchwork jumpsuits made from z-po scrap? Sit suits? Paisley Monarch canopies?

  13. Iago

    ***Good old Bernie Sanders has just let the world know that if he becomes President, he will solve the problem of mounting US debt. He blasted Greece's creditors.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/01/bernie-sanders-greece_n_7709322.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    This is how the Socialist works. Borrow money under terms that are agreed to. Socialist doesn't pay it back. Borrows more money under additional terms. Blows through all of it and doesn't pay it back.

    Then blasts the lenders for wanting the money back and for offering more money on new terms.

    Bernie: you actually scare me more than Santorum did.



    Well, that depends. What do the socialists have in trade?

    Let's say I've got a note for a sizable chunk of cash that was lent to the Greek people. They can't pay it back. Well, it just so happens I've got my eye on a couple of hundred acres of coastal property on Crete. I'll take that and we'll call it even.

    Well, you'll call it even. This would be a win-win for Greece. I wonder how many times over they will make you pay for that property (in the form of confiscatory property taxes and other "taxes" on "the wealthy") before they finally quit playing and "nationalize" all your stuff. They'd probably wait until you develop a resort or something before they liberate it and cast you as the villain. The real "Golden Fleece".

    Reminds me of the old snake parable.

  14. billvon

    >Who cares - if the government wasn't in the business of 'marriage' we wouldn't have
    >any of these problems in the first place.

    It would have been interesting indeed if the Supreme Court had returned the decision "federal and state governments have no right to discriminate against people based on their marital status;



    This right here ^^^ ...key words being "federal and state governments"


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    any rights gained by marriage must be available to all."



    This should be a moot point since the governments would not recognize marriage at all, and no special rights could be recognized by the governments either way.

    This way, various groups could define marriage and conduct or deny weddings in any way they want without penalty, since the government has no interest. And, at their discretion, the members of one group may or may not recognize the marital rules of another group.

    As far as children are concerned, new laws would need to be considered that favor, mandate, and enhance parental responsibilities. ...including enforcement and much harsher penalties for dereliction of those responsibilities. Regarding children, the government could still provide benefits in much the same way they do now (WIC, Head Start-type programs, tax credits, etc.), but with enforced penalties for abuse.

  15. masterrig

    What I am questioning is... why such a dramatic reaction to the massacre of Black people and a not so dramatic reaction to the massacre of White people in a theater or a school yard?


    Chuck



    Substitute "gun" for "flag" in the earlier events. ..."dramatic reaction".

    "Racist flag" always supersedes "gun" for dramatic reaction when both are involved in the same event.