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RIP, Barney.

by coldwarrior ( 86 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread, Uncategorized at February 2nd, 2013 - 12:00 pm

When America had a real First Dog, not a prop like we have now.

Former First Dog Barney Bush passes away at age 12

US President George W. Bush(2nd-R) and First Lady Laura Bush (R) trail behind their dog Barney after arriving back at the White House 07 November, 2004. (AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN)

Former First Dog Barney Bush — a black Scottish terrier known for chasing golf balls and taking America on video tours of the White House — has passed away after a battle with lymphoma. He was 12.

An oil painting of Barney by former President George W. Bush.

Former President George W. Bush announced on Friday the passing of the “little fellow,” saying in a news release that “after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness.”

“Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” said Bush, who also released Friday an oil painting he did of Barney. “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”

Barney was born Sept. 30, 2000, according to his official biography. His mother was Coors, a Scottish Terrier owned by former Environmental Protection Agency Director Christine Todd Whitman, and his father was Kelly of Champion Motherwell Stormwarning.

Barney had his own section on the Bush Administration’s official White House website, along with a fairly substantial Wikipedia page. And he became of fixture of presidential proceedings at the White House, Camp David and the Bushes’ Crawford ranch.

“At Camp David, his favorite activity was chasing golf balls on the chipping green,” Bush said. “Barney guarded the South Lawn entrance of the White House as if he were a Secret Service agent. He wandered the halls of the West Wing looking for treats from his many friends. He starred in Barney Cam and gave the American people Christmas tours of the White House.”

Among Barney’s many notable adventures was the time he bit the hand of a White House reporter who got too close. Former Bush political guru Karl Rove jokingly called the dog a “lump.”

Bush said Barney was a “fierce armadillo hunter” who “loved to accompany me when I fished for bass at the ranch.” Bush also said the dog was “always polite” when meeting queens, heads of state and prime ministers and that Barney “never jumped in their laps.”

Barney is survived by his fellow Scottish terrier, Miss Beazley, and Bob the cat. To see a pretty excellent Barney photo album, please click here.

 

 

 

Criticism by Karl Rove and Vladimir Putin

White House official Karl Rove remarked shortly after his resignation that Barney was “a lump.” Barney has also been criticized by Russian President Vladimir Putin who feels a world leader should own large robust dogs, not smaller breeds such as the Scottish Terrier. At a later date, when Putin introduced Bush to Koni, his black labrador, Putin is reported to have remarked that Koni is “(b)igger, tougher, stronger, faster, meaner, than Barney.”[6]

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  1. Bumr50
    1 | February 2, 2013 12:10 pm

    Karl Rove is a lump.


  2. coldwarrior
    2 | February 2, 2013 12:32 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Karl Rove is a lump.

    seriously, that’s what i thought as well.


  3. Bumr50
    3 | February 2, 2013 12:47 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Upon further review, the projection there is amazingly accurate.


  4. RIX
    4 | February 2, 2013 12:54 pm

    Barney always seemed like a good dog & this is a really tough time for
    the Bushes.
    At least Barney was not a prop to fake normalcy, like the reason Thing One
    & Thing Two have Bo at the White House.


  5. coldwarrior
    5 | February 2, 2013 1:07 pm

    RIX wrote:

    At least Barney was not a prop to fake normalcy, like the reason Thing One
    & Thing Two have Bo at the White House.

    bo is a prop.


  6. RIX
    6 | February 2, 2013 1:08 pm

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  7. 7 | February 2, 2013 1:09 pm

    Scotties & other terriers aren’t the wimpy little dogs Putin seemed to make them out to be. Where else would you get the expression “tenacious as a terrier’?


  8. RIX
    8 | February 2, 2013 1:10 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    At least Barney was not a prop to fake normalcy, like the reason Thing One
    & Thing Two have Bo at the White House.

    bo is a prop.

    Absolutely. Can you see Mooch with a dog?
    I hope that he bites her on her bootay.


  9. 9 | February 2, 2013 1:10 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the kids are props, too.


  10. coldwarrior
  11. coldwarrior
    11 | February 2, 2013 1:13 pm

    mfhorn wrote:

    Scotties & other terriers aren’t the wimpy little dogs Putin seemed to make them out to be. Where else would you get the expression “tenacious as a terrier’?

    typical scotland. tenacious in defeat.

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  12. coldwarrior
    12 | February 2, 2013 1:13 pm

    mfhorn wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    It wouldn’t surprise me if the kids are props, too.

    and mooche.


  13. The Osprey
    13 | February 2, 2013 1:19 pm

    The Media’s Top Five Rules:

    1. No matter which way the unemployment rate goes, Obama is The Sun King.

    2. No matter which way the GDP goes, Obama is The Sun King.

    3. Obama can do nothing wrong, Republicans can do nothing right.

    4. Squirrels are always bigger news than bad news for Obama.

    5. Shut up, racist.

    h/t Lime Lite’s Ozzie Saffa Blog


  14. coldwarrior
    14 | February 2, 2013 1:34 pm

    PUNXSUTAWNEY — An end to winter’s bitter cold will come soon, according to Pennsylvania’s famous groundhog.


  15. taxfreekiller
    15 | February 2, 2013 1:46 pm

    you guys may have seen this

    Ft. Worth Stock show last night.

    ms tfk got a call from one of her buddies who was there
    Kids name is Dusty Tuckness, 26 years old, he is the top bull fighter aks rodeo clown , his dad was very good back in the day.

    its on youtube already and the local TV stations are calling it
    Bull Fighter Flying

    Fox 4 dwf
    NBC 5 dwf

    http://www.fox4.com should be it.


  16. taxfreekiller
    16 | February 2, 2013 1:50 pm

    found it by

    dusty tuckness flying bull fighter

    has youtube there and local tv stations


  17. coldwarrior
    17 | February 2, 2013 1:53 pm

    @ taxfreekiller:

    HA!

    nice footwork!


  18. 18 | February 2, 2013 2:10 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Thanks, but no thanks.


  19. AZfederalist
    19 | February 2, 2013 2:15 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Wow!


  20. Da_Beerfreak
    20 | February 2, 2013 2:23 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    one day we will learn to street fight as good as the dems

    Before we can get the GOPee to stand up and fight; someone will first have to drag them out from under the bed they’re hiding under…. :evil:


  21. coldwarrior
    21 | February 2, 2013 2:28 pm

    Da_Beerfreak wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    one day we will learn to street fight as good as the dems

    Before we can get the GOPee to stand up and fight; someone will first have to drag them out from under the bed they’re hiding under….

    imagine if W had that kind of fire power! a real pitbull. a knuckle breaker.


  22. coldwarrior
    23 | February 2, 2013 2:40 pm

    Mars wrote:

    http://godfatherpolitics.com/9293/state-dept-recruits-jihadists-to-join-foreign-service/

    just a continuation of policies and outlook that have been present in foggy bottom since 48. the state dept is full of islamists, full of ‘em.


  23. huckfunn
    24 | February 2, 2013 2:44 pm

    Pistol packin good guy out guns bad guys 2-0. Skunked ‘em. Suburb of Detroit.


  24. Mars
    25 | February 2, 2013 2:48 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Mars wrote:
    http://godfatherpolitics.com/9293/state-dept-recruits-jihadists-to-join-foreign-service/

    just a continuation of policies and outlook that have been present in foggy bottom since 48. the state dept is full of islamists, full of ‘em.

    The difference is, the pace has increased.

    In the 40′s the communist infiltration did a pretty good job of keeping down the islamist infiltration.

    Today’s communists seem to love welcoming them with open arms.


  25. brookly red
    26 | February 2, 2013 3:39 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    one day we will learn to street fight as good as the dems

    uhhh, the first thing I thought we I saw that “photo” is he is pointing the weapon almost level to the ground. Now I don’t do much trap shooting living in the city an all but if I was shooting trap I would aim in the air where the target was… juss sayin


  26. brookly red
    27 | February 2, 2013 3:41 pm

    Mars wrote:

    http://godfatherpolitics.com/9293/state-dept-recruits-jihadists-to-join-foreign-service/

    Ambassador Sir, a Mr. Ackbar his here to see you now…


  27. 28 | February 2, 2013 3:43 pm

    Mars wrote:

    The difference is, the pace has increased.

    In the 40′s the communist infiltration did a pretty good job of keeping down the islamist infiltration.

    Today’s communists seem to love welcoming them with open arms.

    Not to mention open assholes….


  28. brookly red
    29 | February 2, 2013 3:45 pm

    RIX wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    At least Barney was not a prop to fake normalcy, like the reason Thing One
    & Thing Two have Bo at the White House.

    bo is a prop.

    Absolutely. Can you see Mooch with a dog?
    I hope that he bites her on her bootay.

    we need a bigger Boat Dog…


  29. Tanker
    30 | February 2, 2013 3:54 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    one day we will learn to street fight as good as the dems

    uhhh, the first thing I thought we I saw that “photo” is he is pointing the weapon almost level to the ground. Now I don’t do much trap shooting living in the city an all but if I was shooting trap I would aim in the air where the target was… juss sayin

    Actually there’s a big difference between Trap and Skeet shooting. Trap clays always comes out and rise as they leave the (single) thrower, where in Skeet shooting the clay come from several throwers at different levels and angles. That being said, I doubt our POS POTUS could ever hit anything from any angle. I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though. I have skeet and trap guns and none do that, although I may not have his special hardware!


  30. brookly red
    31 | February 2, 2013 3:57 pm

    Tanker wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    one day we will learn to street fight as good as the dems

    uhhh, the first thing I thought we I saw that “photo” is he is pointing the weapon almost level to the ground. Now I don’t do much trap shooting living in the city an all but if I was shooting trap I would aim in the air where the target was… juss sayin

    Actually there’s a big difference between Trap and Skeet shooting. Trap clays always comes out and rise as they leave the (single) thrower, where in Skeet shooting the clay come from several throwers at different levels and angles. That being said, I doubt our POS POTUS could ever hit anything from any angle. I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though. I have skeet and trap guns and none do that, although I may not have his special hardware!

    oh that’s and easy one…

    he didn’t put his finger over the bong hole :)


  31. Mars
    32 | February 2, 2013 3:58 pm

    Tanker wrote:

    brookly red wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    one day we will learn to street fight as good as the dems
    uhhh, the first thing I thought we I saw that “photo” is he is pointing the weapon almost level to the ground. Now I don’t do much trap shooting living in the city an all but if I was shooting trap I would aim in the air where the target was… juss sayin

    Actually there’s a big difference between Trap and Skeet shooting. Trap clays always comes out and rise as they leave the (single) thrower, where in Skeet shooting the clay come from several throwers at different levels and angles. That being said, I doubt our POS POTUS could ever hit anything from any angle. I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though. I have skeet and trap guns and none do that, although I may not have his special hardware!

    Another odd thing is why the White House thinks this proves anything. There is already an article out there that speaks of the one or two times the won did shoot. He shot a couple shots, sucked at it, and left. He had no interest in it, but it was a tradition.


  32. brookly red
    33 | February 2, 2013 4:00 pm

    Mars wrote:

    Tanker wrote:

    brookly red wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    one day we will learn to street fight as good as the dems
    uhhh, the first thing I thought we I saw that “photo” is he is pointing the weapon almost level to the ground. Now I don’t do much trap shooting living in the city an all but if I was shooting trap I would aim in the air where the target was… juss sayin

    Actually there’s a big difference between Trap and Skeet shooting. Trap clays always comes out and rise as they leave the (single) thrower, where in Skeet shooting the clay come from several throwers at different levels and angles. That being said, I doubt our POS POTUS could ever hit anything from any angle. I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though. I have skeet and trap guns and none do that, although I may not have his special hardware!

    Another odd thing is why the White House thinks this proves anything. There is already an article out there that speaks of the one or two times the won did shoot. He shot a couple shots, sucked at it, and left. He had no interest in it, but it was a tradition.

    in his case it seems sucking at it is becoming a tradition…


  33. brookly red
    34 | February 2, 2013 4:02 pm

    Tanker wrote:

    although I may not have his special hardware!

    yeah ear protectors that big gotta be custom made…


  34. Tanker
    35 | February 2, 2013 4:05 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Tanker wrote:
    although I may not have his special hardware!
    yeah ear protectors that big gotta be custom made…

    Special equip for special (read big ass) ears!


  35. brookly red
    36 | February 2, 2013 4:11 pm

    come let me tell you a story bout a man named Berry,
    a po community organizer everyone said was just a fairy,
    and then one day he was shootin at some food…

    I wish Buzz was here :(


  36. Mars
    37 | February 2, 2013 4:16 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    come let me tell you a story bout a man named Berry,
    a po community organizer everyone said was just a fairy,
    and then one day he was shootin at some food…
    I wish Buzz was here

    Didn’t hit his target, and his wife might be a dude.


  37. brookly red
    38 | February 2, 2013 4:16 pm

    Tanker wrote:

    Actually there’s a big difference between Trap and Skeet shooting. Trap clays always comes out and rise as they leave the (single) thrower, where in Skeet shooting the clay come from several throwers at different levels and angles. That being said, I doubt our POS POTUS could ever hit anything from any angle. I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though. I have skeet and trap guns and none do that, although I may not have his special hardware!

    I have tried trap then… I could hit the target after like the third try cause I knew where it was going.


  38. Tanker
    39 | February 2, 2013 4:17 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    come let me tell you a story bout a man named Berry,
    a po community organizer everyone said was just a fairy,
    and then one day he was shootin at some food…
    I wish Buzz was here

    Up from the ground came a bubbling Moooochie


  39. brookly red
    40 | February 2, 2013 4:18 pm

    Mars wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    come let me tell you a story bout a man named Berry,
    a po community organizer everyone said was just a fairy,
    and then one day he was shootin at some food…
    I wish Buzz was here

    Didn’t hit his target, and his wife might be a dude.

    ooooh that’s not bad… I could write the next lines but people would say that I was being racist. And I guess they would be right. Best to let it be.


  40. 41 | February 2, 2013 4:18 pm

    I still call bullshit on that “photo”.


  41. coldwarrior
    42 | February 2, 2013 4:19 pm

    Tanker wrote:

    I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though.

    me neither. but the pricey trap guns arent my cup of tea, so i havent a clue


  42. brookly red
    43 | February 2, 2013 4:22 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    I still call bullshit on that “photo”.

    but yet Sarah Palin with a shotgun scares them…


  43. brookly red
    44 | February 2, 2013 4:22 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Tanker wrote:

    I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though.

    me neither. but the pricey trap guns arent my cup of tea, so i havent a clue

    2 words, photo shop


  44. brookly red
    45 | February 2, 2013 4:24 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    me neither. but the pricey trap guns arent my cup of tea, so i havent a clue

    (or Maybe it was the Newport he stuck in the vent)


  45. Tanker
    46 | February 2, 2013 4:26 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Tanker wrote:
    I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though.
    me neither. but the pricey trap guns arent my cup of tea, so i havent a clue

    I don’t do pricey either. My trap gun is a 1932 Lefever double barrel, left side full choke. Great gun!


  46. coldwarrior
    47 | February 2, 2013 4:27 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    I still call bullshit on that “photo”.

    butts too high on the shoulder, no shell bag on him, maybe use a vest to help with recoil and carrying shells. yeah, this is a one-off propaganda pic.


  47. coldwarrior
    48 | February 2, 2013 4:27 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    me neither. but the pricey trap guns arent my cup of tea, so i havent a clue
    (or Maybe it was the Newport he stuck in the vent)

    yeah! like the great choomie jazz men used to do with their smokes!


  48. Tanker
    49 | February 2, 2013 4:28 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Mike C. wrote:
    I still call bullshit on that “photo”.

    but yet Sarah Palin with a shotgun scares them…

    As it should, that Lady can shoot and hit the target!


  49. coldwarrior
    50 | February 2, 2013 4:31 pm

    that venting would sure reduce the recoil…just sayin…


  50. Mars
    51 | February 2, 2013 4:32 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    Tanker wrote:
    I can’t figure out the smoke coming from the side of the gun though.
    me neither. but the pricey trap guns arent my cup of tea, so i havent a clue

    2 words, photo shop

    Notice that Plouffe immediately said that in order to ridicule anyone who says that.

    Personally I think it is more likely a photo op staged to “prove” that he’s done what they claimed. Made of course after the fact.


  51. brookly red
    52 | February 2, 2013 4:32 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    butts too high on the shoulder, no shell bag on him, maybe use a vest to help with recoil and carrying shells. yeah, this is a one-off propaganda pic.

    the few times I have fired a shot gun there was a lot more smoke and a surprising amount of how do you say? muzzle flash? (shit it lit up the whole block)


  52. brookly red
    53 | February 2, 2013 4:36 pm

    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?


  53. coldwarrior
    54 | February 2, 2013 4:40 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?

    i dont know. i really know next to nothing about trap guns.

    but ole dead eye, barry ‘skeeter’ obama is clearly an expert


  54. coldwarrior
    55 | February 2, 2013 4:44 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?

    the wading captured in the photo?

    guess.


  55. brookly red
    56 | February 2, 2013 4:44 pm

    well here is my favorite “Libs w/guns” photo…

    http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/alwithgun.jpg


  56. Mars
    57 | February 2, 2013 4:46 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    brookly red wrote:
    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?

    i dont know. i really know next to nothing about trap guns.
    but ole dead eye, barry ‘skeeter’ obama is clearly an expert

    Just did some searching online and apparently side venting like that is common on those skeet guns. (The side smoke.) The thing on the end of the barrel is interesting, you’d think it would be keeping anything from coming out.


  57. brookly red
    58 | February 2, 2013 4:48 pm

    Mars wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    brookly red wrote:
    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?

    i dont know. i really know next to nothing about trap guns.
    but ole dead eye, barry ‘skeeter’ obama is clearly an expert

    Just did some searching online and apparently side venting like that is common on those skeet guns. (The side smoke.) The thing on the end of the barrel is interesting, you’d think it would be keeping anything from coming out.

    Bay of Pigs comes to mind…


  58. coldwarrior
    59 | February 2, 2013 4:48 pm

    Mars wrote:

    Just did some searching online and apparently side venting like that is common on those skeet guns.

    i guess my first hunch was right. ok.

    does not help his terrible form tho


  59. coldwarrior
    60 | February 2, 2013 4:49 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    well here is my favorite “Libs w/guns” photo…
    http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/alwithgun.jpg

    good lord, AL!!!!!!!


  60. coldwarrior
    61 | February 2, 2013 4:52 pm

    too bad the white house couldn’t produce his college records, birth cert, writings as a so called professor so quickly.


  61. Mars
    62 | February 2, 2013 4:52 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Mars wrote:
    Just did some searching online and apparently side venting like that is common on those skeet guns.
    i guess my first hunch was right. ok.
    does not help his terrible form tho

    Nope, there’s no way in hell he’s shooting skeet. He’s pointing downrange at a target or something. Total photo op. Supposed to be from last year too, but I don’t think he had quite that much weight last year.


  62. Mars
    63 | February 2, 2013 4:53 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    too bad the white house couldn’t produce his college records, birth cert, writings as a so called professor so quickly.

    Harder to stage those as photos after the fact.


  63. coldwarrior
    64 | February 2, 2013 4:54 pm

    new thread.

    i predict this pic is gonna leave a mark.


  64. 65 | February 2, 2013 4:54 pm

    The thing on the end of the upper barrel is an interchangeable choke. Some high end guns have ones that visible, but both barrels have them (go figure.) If that part of that photo is real, it means that someebody didn’t even bother to install the one on the lower barrel.

    I’m still waiting (in several places) for somebody to show me a high end skeet gun (OU type) with compensator cuts. I’ve sure never seen one, or even heard of one. Compensator cuts for shotguns I do know of have all been on single barrel (pump or semi-auto) weapons, usually ones designed for self-defense.


  65. brookly red
    66 | February 2, 2013 4:55 pm

    Mars wrote:

    Nope, there’s no way in hell he’s shooting skeet. He’s pointing downrange at a target or something. Total photo op. Supposed to be from last year too, but I don’t think he had quite that much weight last year.

    don’t worry in 10 years that picture will be in every textbook in the country telling school kids how he personally saved those guys in Benghazi


  66. Tanker
    67 | February 2, 2013 4:58 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?

    The gun looks like a Benelli over and under which is really expensive and does have changeable chokes (which are silver). I’ve never seen a Benelli vent that way!


  67. 68 | February 2, 2013 5:04 pm

    Mars wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?
    i dont know. i really know next to nothing about trap guns.
    but ole dead eye, barry ‘skeeter’ obama is clearly an expert
    Just did some searching online and apparently side venting like that is common on those skeet guns. (The side smoke.) The thing on the end of the barrel is interesting, you’d think it would be keeping anything from coming out.

    Where did you find something about gas venting to the side? The only thing I spotted with a search was about vent ribs, which is a totally different matter.


  68. RIX
    69 | February 2, 2013 5:07 pm

    Nope, there’s no way in hell he’s shooting skeet. He’s pointing downrange at a target or something. Total photo op. Supposed to be from last year too, but I don’t think he had quite that much weight last year.
    @ Mars:

    Exactly, this is bull. You don’t shoot skeet at eye level/


  69. Tanker
    70 | February 2, 2013 5:07 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    Mars wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?
    i dont know. i really know next to nothing about trap guns.
    but ole dead eye, barry ‘skeeter’ obama is clearly an expert
    Just did some searching online and apparently side venting like that is common on those skeet guns. (The side smoke.) The thing on the end of the barrel is interesting, you’d think it would be keeping anything from coming out.
    Where did you find something about gas venting to the side? The only thing I spotted with a search was about vent ribs, which is a totally different matter.

    Me also, rib vents help with barrel cooling though!


  70. Mars
    71 | February 2, 2013 5:08 pm

    Mike C. wrote:

    Mars wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    what is that thing on the end of the barrel? some kinda choke?
    i dont know. i really know next to nothing about trap guns.
    but ole dead eye, barry ‘skeeter’ obama is clearly an expert
    Just did some searching online and apparently side venting like that is common on those skeet guns. (The side smoke.) The thing on the end of the barrel is interesting, you’d think it would be keeping anything from coming out.
    Where did you find something about gas venting to the side? The only thing I spotted with a search was about vent ribs, which is a totally different matter.

    Ok then I misunderstood, the things I found were talking about vent ribs. thought it was the same thing. They were talking about ventilated side and top ribs. Figured that was some form of venting.


  71. Mars
    72 | February 2, 2013 5:11 pm

    A gun forum is saying he’s using a ported gun, not quite sure what that is.


  72. brookly red
    73 | February 2, 2013 5:12 pm

    Mars wrote:

    A gun forum is saying he’s using a ported gun, not quite sure what that is.

    that’s ok … neither does he.


  73. Tanker
    74 | February 2, 2013 5:13 pm

    Mars wrote:

    A gun forum is saying he’s using a ported gun, not quite sure what that is.

    Saw that somewhere also, not sure what that means though. I shoot trap, but not all that big on the newer stuff out there. More into rifle pistol shooting theses days.


  74. Mars
    75 | February 2, 2013 5:13 pm

    Another guy says ported guns are ported on both sides.


  75. Mars
    76 | February 2, 2013 5:14 pm

    They’re guessing it’s a pretty expensive high end gun though. Doubt he knows how to treat it though.


  76. Tanker
    77 | February 2, 2013 5:15 pm

    Mars wrote:

    Another guy says ported guns are ported on both sides.

    What are they saying “ported” is for? Recoil?


  77. The Osprey
    78 | February 2, 2013 5:16 pm

    Maybe this is giving the Choomster too much benefit of doubt but he could be shooting a “sporting clays” course which does have a ground target called “the rabbit” which rolls on the ground.
    Most journalists probably wouldn’t know the difference between skeet, trap and sporting clays.


  78. Mars
    79 | February 2, 2013 5:17 pm

    Tanker wrote:

    Mars wrote:
    Another guy says ported guns are ported on both sides.

    What are they saying “ported” is for? Recoil?

    No explanation. I’m guessing it’s to cut down recoil.

    https://forums.cabelas.com/showthread.php?t=16232

    Here’s a cabelas forum on ported shotguns.


  79. Tanker
    80 | February 2, 2013 5:19 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    Maybe this is giving the Choomster too much benefit of doubt but he could be shooting a “sporting clays” course which does have a ground target called “the rabbit” which rolls on the ground.
    Most journalists probably wouldn’t know the difference between skeet, trap and sporting clays.

    You can also get a clay from the side at shoulder level on some skeet courses also!


  80. Tanker
    81 | February 2, 2013 5:19 pm

    Mars wrote:

    Tanker wrote:
    Mars wrote:
    Another guy says ported guns are ported on both sides.
    What are they saying “ported” is for? Recoil?

    No explanation. I’m guessing it’s to cut down recoil.
    https://forums.cabelas.com/showthread.php?t=16232
    Here’s a cabelas forum on ported shotguns.

    Thanks, will look it over!


  81. The Osprey
    82 | February 2, 2013 5:21 pm

    @ Tanker:

    That’s right, coming out of the “low house”.


  82. brookly red
    83 | February 2, 2013 5:25 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    “sporting clays” course which does have a ground target called “the rabbit” which rolls on the ground.

    or Bo might be sitting on a bed of rice now…


  83. The Osprey
    84 | February 2, 2013 5:28 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    The Osprey wrote:

    “sporting clays” course which does have a ground target called “the rabbit” which rolls on the ground.

    or Bo might be sitting on a bed of rice now…

    Djakarta Style Dog Fried Rice :lol:


  84. brookly red
    85 | February 2, 2013 5:30 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    Djakarta Style Dog Fried Rice

    is that a clove?

    no… it’s number 6 shot.


  85. darkwords
    86 | February 2, 2013 5:42 pm

    I’m pretty sure the skeet are painted with Cheney and Bush faces.


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