Wednesday Night Open Thread : Should a city with the culinary chops of KC really get this excited about a fast food burger joint?

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Welcome to AG’s nightly Open Thread, drop in and join a conversation, or start one yourself.

Whataburger. If not for Mahomes, would we care? Take the poll!

https://sports.yahoo.com/mahomes-loves-whataburger-worth-hype-140550433.html

Having never had a Whataburger, can’t say but I’ve never had a Fast Food burger that lived up to the hype.

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pompano
06/08/2022 10:28 pm

pompano
Reply to  upamtn
06/08/2022 10:16 pm

wonder how much of his NFL contract he’s forfeited?
forget how things got redone in ’20 leaguewide

larch
Reply to  upamtn
06/08/2022 10:17 pm

He’ll have to choose once and for all at some point, maybe this is it, although a residency is a finite term…

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  larch
06/08/2022 10:20 pm

Every NFL player has to eventually make that call, and many start pursuing their post-football careers in their free time while still in the league, though.

pompano
Reply to  larch
06/08/2022 10:24 pm

Chief’s should control his rights until he accrues enough years, or officially retires

larch
06/08/2022 9:57 pm

Echoing earlier sentiments: happy birthday rip!

pompano
Reply to  larch
06/08/2022 10:01 pm

Hey our Canadian Friend, I know you are cook, do you hunt?
not a set up, just curious

larch
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 10:13 pm

No, don’t hunt, did a little fishing as a kid. I do have a Marlin .22 rifle, it’s protection from rabid wildlife out here in rural farmland.

pompano
Reply to  larch
06/08/2022 10:21 pm

Cool, thanks. Always kinda assumed rural kids hunted something.

larch
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 10:30 pm

Ya, raised in the city I was but I gravitated to the open country.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  larch
06/08/2022 10:54 pm

My late in-laws built their last home at the end of a road close to Lake Oologah, well outside the tiny town where he taught and coached girls’ BB. What that meant was that houses started going in back up the road, the cottonmouths were pushed his way. A shotgun’s preferred for them, of course, the right tool for the task, and he was a bird hunter, but one still got him in the foot, one day.

They also held bro-in-law+’s wedding rehearsal party there, and wouldn’t you know it, a cottonmouth was spotted on the property. This led to bro and two other guys going out with a shotgun – clean headshot – and a flashlight. When they returned, I believe it was Mrs BRAG who remarked to her future SIL that three was a typical number for such events. One to hold the flashlight, one to use the gun, and one to hold the shooter’s beer. The look on the city-type bridesmaids’ faces when they displayed their trophy was priceless.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 10:58 pm

HA

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 11:10 pm

To her credit, future SIL laughed at the manpower rundown, and wasn’t bothered by the snake. Really, if they divorced, I’d consider reaching out to her, it’s him who’s toxic to me. I shot pistol with father and son, once each. I was ready to do it again, they were not.

Shot some trap later on with bro, and took a turn on his ARs, now and then, but I think both of them expected to easily outshoot this damnyankee, and they didn’t like the results. Also, he bought a bump stock, and I got to try it out, so I know that the whole campaign against them is a joke. Their process takes practice, and even then you lose any semblance of control. Theater, not substance.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 11:35 pm

to counterpoint, an ineffective/unsafe means of simulating automatic fire should not be on the market…can we start there?

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 10:26 pm

FWIW (and from farther north than Larch), I’m not much of a hunter. Oh, I trapped gophers and shot rabbits with dad’s 10/22, but on the whole, I’d rather fish.

Now when it comes to shooting targets, game on! The first real date I took the future Mrs BRAG to was to a range that rented pistols, and tried her out on several. She really liked a Taurus in 9mm, as I recall, because she found she preferred chunkier grips. They gave her better control, and thus better accuracy. To this day, she calls it the most romantic date she’s ever been on.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 10:42 pm

That’s cool, wish her well for me, please.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 10:44 pm

Done in advance, actually. Just a few minutes ago, I told her the one about your “friend”, who was living the good life, lol.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 10:51 pm

this pleases me

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 10:57 pm

I expected as much. What will please you more is that I delivered it deadpan, so she laughed hard enough to make some parts of her body hurt, and still had to fight hard to suppress it. Totally worth it, to her. She also liked that I shared my story about our first date, and can confirm, still #1.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 11:05 pm

😃

rip58
06/08/2022 8:36 pm
Leaf
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 8:40 pm
zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  Leaf
06/08/2022 8:43 pm
Leaf
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 8:46 pm
rip58
Reply to  Leaf
06/08/2022 9:39 pm

Didn’t think I was going to enjoy that but that was awesome…. With no shoes on there feet…

rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 9:21 pm

Hell ya, I’m ready to throw a cap in someone’s ass after that . Truth 😁

larch
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 10:15 pm
gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
06/08/2022 8:24 pm

OUTSTANDING
OUTSTANDING VIDEO
OUTSTANDING

gay pride month or LGBTQ

Watch video this guy reply to LGBTQ

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTd3yhB5D/?k=1

pompano
Reply to  gonzangkc11
06/08/2022 8:29 pm

HA

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:30 pm

😆 🤣 😆 😂

pompano
06/08/2022 8:15 pm

Serious question, why would anyone choose an AR for vamit control?
other than that they can. Get up to feral pigs…maybe (use a heavier caliber, maybe)

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:22 pm

No one taking any of mine

pompano
Reply to  gonzangkc11
06/08/2022 8:25 pm

Not asking to….No really, i’m curious, if a 22LR will do, why use a 223R?

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:30 pm

When a 22 rifle will do, that’s what people tend to use. Why? Cost of ammunition. Conversely, if it won’t do, then you need something more powerful.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:33 pm

hence “will do”. 223R would explode a gopher, I assume, never tried.

Leaf
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:37 pm

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pompano
Reply to  Leaf
06/08/2022 9:49 pm

that reminds me…back ina minute

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  gonzangkc11
06/08/2022 8:29 pm

they aren’t taking mine either — hell, you never know when you might have to kill a conservative right winger
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hoosierchief
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 8:34 pm

take your best shot!

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  hoosierchief
06/08/2022 8:38 pm

Hoosier, that’s one list I didn’t want you to make

rip58
Reply to  hoosierchief
06/08/2022 9:03 pm

Hoosier ? I still have open Friday and Saturday if you would like to do the news for old time sake..

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pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:52 pm

hey, hey, hey, you already pawned off 1/2 the week….

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:54 pm

😁

rip58
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:56 pm

Thank god , love you guys ,but I was out on doing the news every day. So glad you guys helped out …

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 10:06 pm

That’s why Sun_mon are best, no one expects anything this time of year 👍
though I do try to not duplicate from the previous day, you bastards use it all up in the insane quest for the glory that is the Morning Huddle….

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 10:29 pm

Remember my unbroken streak here?

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 10:43 pm

you won’t let us forget 😃😃😃
luv ya

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 11:01 pm

I’m over 1k consecutive days now, so I’d say I’ve got reason to quietly brag a bit. You’ve tasted the grind, as has our friend Rip. Tell me that I’m not doing something that wears most people down far quicker, if you like.

Also, back atcha.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 11:18 pm

I am encouraged by the OT traffic lately, more folks dropping in, maybe some that left for whatever reason, some lurkers chimed in a while back then went back, which is cool with me. ..there’s life in the old gal yet (much life for the Mrs.).

pompano
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 8:34 pm

silly, libs don’t own firearms.

Leaf
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:22 pm

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rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:24 pm

Because it’s fun .. I’ve got one . They are an absolute blast … and they look cool ..

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:25 pm

AR-15-type platforms can accept higher caliber uppers, night vision scopes, laser targeting, and so on. If you’re trying to take out as many feral swine as possible in a herd, semiautomatic fire’s desirable, as is a full-sized magazine.

For other invasive species, different calibers and platforms can be used, but the circumstances vary wildly. There’s at least 2 YT channels that hunt iguanas in FL, and in urban settings, they use air rifles, which won’t work with hogs.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:27 pm

i did not specify 223 cal or higher

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:32 pm

You mentioned pigs, and with them, I wouldn’t be surprised if such hunters want something with more punch than a .223.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:35 pm

that’s what I said

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:36 pm
pompano
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 8:40 pm

wonder if they have a bounty program like down here for pythons?
(should be a state funded full time program, ah well)

are they edible?

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:41 pm

Make good sausage…

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 8:44 pm

ah, like elk

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:46 pm

Elk’s likely safer, though. No telling if a wild hug’s carrying anything, so you have to cook it properly.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 9:00 pm

imagine so

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:56 pm

Like a pig ..😂

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:00 pm

would you throw a feral pigbut on the smoker?

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:22 pm

Yes…

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:24 pm

have you…?

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:35 pm

Yes.. every year..

rip58
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:36 pm

Really good in homemade tamales, but I have a special source for those..yummy

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:39 pm
pompano
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:40 pm
pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:37 pm

cheaper than fishing probably

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:43 pm

It just depends some of those hog hunts get more expensive than a fishing trip..
I’m just glad I get the opportunity to go out and still do it….

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:45 pm

I was thinking per pound

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:48 pm

Haha… oh by the pound probably the cheapest you get

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:45 pm

If vipers are edible, then so are constrictors.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:59 pm

never hear about that, they are long lived, prob tough

rip58
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:38 pm

223 is more than plenty. And it’s what everyone shoots. At least down here.

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 8:41 pm

how big of a hog?
and are they edible?

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rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:25 pm

As big as hog gets ..they can go over 300 lbs.. and yes it’s just a pig , and you have to be careful how you clean it..
But other than that bacons, bacon.

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:30 pm

thx

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:27 pm

Oh, and an adjustable stock helps fit the rifle better to the shooter, and a bipod will likewise improve accuracy. An uncomfortable rifle’s inherently less accurate.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:31 pm

my issue is capacity and caliber allowed to anyone

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 8:38 pm

Then I’ll ask this one: How can you know which rifle is suitable for a given situation? Situations vary wildly, after all, and you can’t know them all, even if you’re a general who’s served in the military as a career.

Expert hunters have a better idea of what’s called for, but they’ll still tend to have a favored rifle or two, and if they’re experts, they know where their expertise ends. People who hate guns, however, can’t know, because they’re not experts.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:52 pm

anything autoloading high pressure rifle rounds with a 30 rd magazine would require a bizarre hunting scenario.
let’s start there, slippery slope or not

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:02 pm

We could start there, but where do you stop? Sounds like what my Jr high history teacher called Soviet-style negotiation.

As for capacity laws, they are not new, true, but I don’t think there’s a federal law limiting the capacity of shotgun shells to 3, though Biden says you only need two. Of course, a shotgun will kill you just as dead as the 9mm rounds he’s demonized, and they have an inherently higher risk for collateral damage.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 9:22 pm

i specified state, IDAF what POTUS says, that’s the game he’s playing (not sure how well it plays with the moderate base)

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 8:56 pm

Hell, most state’s regulating how many rounds you can carry in a shotgun (3), capacity laws are not new.

hoosierchief
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:00 pm

capacity and caliber has been around for years. it wasn’t until the later generation that the crazies have been coming out of the woodwork and using them to kill people. so perhaps we should examine what is creating all these lunatics while we are replacing police with counselors. The psychologists should be able to figure it out – that’s their expertise. Heck, in Europe they just had someone mow down a bunch of people with a car. maybe we have to limit the fuel tank capacity and HP because we blame the means rather than the real culprit? Its the same mentality. . Right now they can catch someone spouting conservative rhetoric and ban them from the social sites in a heartbeat, but they can’t catch these crazy people threatening schools on social media? give me a break. So we limit the gun magazine capacity… so its okay to have 6 innocents killed rather than 12? Its all wrong, but its actually people that are doing it, regardless of what they choose as their weapon.

BleedingRedAndGold
Reply to  hoosierchief
06/08/2022 9:07 pm

Pretty much this, and though I could quibble about conservatives getting banned because they’re conservative, I won’t. Georgetown’s treatment of Ilya Shapiro and absolute inaction toward some rhetoric from their Leftist profs shows that there’s a very real bias out there, just not necessarily where it seems to be.

Which is part and parcel with the thrust of your comment, that the problems are not where the attention’s being focused, but on side issues, instead.

pompano
Reply to  BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 9:18 pm

The core issued has been ignored/unfunded for decades, the disease is manifest, maybe we can treat a symptom.
To hoosier’s point, can a peron in a car, with a knife/shovel/pickax/cludgle kill people, fuck yeah and they will.
The ability for someone to acquire the means within one day (in places it may be a couple weeks), and with little to no training, successfully kill multiple people in one incident, talk about capacity 🙂
wordplay

pompano
Reply to  hoosierchief
06/08/2022 9:08 pm

capacity and caliber have only been around since Heller and Miller, prior to that the aks/ars were not widely available to the civilian market. Tommy guns could be purchased via Sears catalog, until they were outlawed (essentially).
Laws have, can and should respond

Straybrit
Straybrit
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:56 pm

In 1880 (I’m pretty sure of the date but the copy of the ad is nowhere I can find) you could buy a freaking Gatling gun from Sears. So yeah – laws have changed.

For hogs I prefer a 308 or 6.8 because they’re a lot further away on the ranches where I’ve hunted them and a 223 just doesn’t retain enough energy over about 150 yds unless you’re *very* accurate.

What I find amusing is the gun range ninjas with their AR “pistols” and 30 round mags. They mag dump all 30 rounds and act like they are big swinging dicks because they got half a dozen hits on a target a whole 25 feet away. Actually I say amusing – really they are scary because of their lack of competence.

pompano
Reply to  Straybrit
06/08/2022 10:12 pm

*Thompson submachine gun*
and thanks, this is exactly the informed info I wanted.
While you’re here, would you use a 223R AR for groundhog, with a 22LR available? (outside of the fun of it)

Straybrit
Straybrit
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 10:45 pm

Depends on the range. Up to 50 yds I’d use a 22LR. Between 50 and 100 it’s a toss up, over 100 I’d use a 223. Over 150 (and yes I have done this) I’d use my 22-250 – simply because it’s a crap load more accurate than a standard or even medium accurized AR15. I have friends who shoot high power at Camp Perry and they have AR15s that are accurate out past 600 yards – and cost as much as a decent second hand car.

pompano
Reply to  Straybrit
06/08/2022 10:49 pm

makes sense from the little I know, appreciate it.

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 9:28 pm

Mostly depends on what season it is ?

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pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:32 pm

a 22mag bushmaster would ideal for fiddler crab season

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zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:59 pm

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zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:57 pm

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zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:49 pm
zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:56 pm

this gets pretty cool about the 7:50 mark

rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:56 pm

That’s nuts..

pompano
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 8:00 pm

damn

zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:31 pm

30. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs were another team that struggled to capitalize on favorable rushing situations — light boxes and quality run blocking — in 2021. Clyde Edwards-Helaire has earned a first down or touchdown on just 20% of his rushing attempts since he was drafted in 2020, ranking 28th among 32 running backs with at least 250 carries. His impact as a receiver (426 total receiving yards in two years) hasn’t been what was anticipated coming out of LSU, either.The Ronald Jones addition gives the Chiefs another option to turn to on the ground, but Jones saw his role diminish in Tampa Bay due largely to his receiving ability and putting the ball on the ground.

PFF.com-

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rip58
06/08/2022 7:29 pm

Happy birthday to RIp today!!! Got a 1/2 gallon of crown and a couple good cigars..
Daughter got me a set of new ear pods.. it’s been a great day…

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 7:33 pm

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rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:42 pm

That ain’t no shit … just as long as they keep coming, I’ll continue to have a good time…

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 7:35 pm

Happy B-day, shall take a toke to celebrate.

rip58
Reply to  pompano
06/08/2022 7:41 pm

Nice thx..

upamtn
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 7:36 pm

happy birthday, RIP!

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Snafu
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 9:02 pm

I’m late to the party.

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MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  rip58
06/09/2022 1:59 am

Happy Birthday, Rip!

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zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:26 pm

zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:25 pm

zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:21 pm

Chiefs LT Orlando Brown confident deal will get done before July 15 deadline
With the deadline steadily approaching, Brown told Mike Garafolo and Shaun O’Hara on NFL Total Access that he is confident a long-term deal will get done.
“Very confident. Very confident,” Brown said Tuesday. “Especially simply based off the things that have come into effect within our division, the type of defensive ends that have been brought in, the type of players and all of that type of stuff. It’s not the year to go into the season with a backup left tackle. So, I’m very confident that the Kansas City Chiefs will get that done.”

ChiefsWire.com —

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rip58
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:24 pm

If I was him I wouldn’t push it, I can see chiefs saying no thanks we will figure this shit out without you. And also at this time don’t think he’s worth what he’s asking. Let alone a long term deal.

pompano
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 7:32 pm

it’s all about the guaranteed $$$, length is mostly irrelevant,

Leaf
Reply to  rip58
06/08/2022 8:01 pm

Eh, while I don’t disagree the chiefs will figure something out without him (hell, they made it to the SB with 5 backups), I don’t think he’s over paying his hand. The threat of not passing is about the only card he has to play and these kind of comments are nothing new during contract negotiations.

zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:14 pm
zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:15 pm
pompano
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:20 pm

that looks like a MG42

Leaf
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 7:31 pm

I’ll save this thread…

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BleedingRedAndGold
06/08/2022 6:56 pm
zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 6:55 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
@Chiefs
What’s that?? Only 95 days until the regular season

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Leaf
Reply to  zulu trader
06/08/2022 6:57 pm

After the AD deal, I don’t see how he’s cheap enough to keep past this year

zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 6:47 pm
zulu trader
zulu trader
06/08/2022 6:44 pm
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