Monthly Archives: February 2007

Good Times at P-Dubs!

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February 18, 1878 : Murder ignites Lincoln County War

February 18, 1878 : Murder ignites Lincoln County War

Long simmering tensions in Lincoln County, New Mexico, explode into a bloody shooting war when gunmen murder the English rancher John Tunstall.

Tunstall had established a large ranching operation in Lincoln County two years earlier in 1876, stepping into the middle of a dangerous political and economic rivalry for control of the region. Two Irish-Americans, J.J. Dolan and L.G. Murphy, operated a general store called The House, which controlled access to lucrative beef contracts with the government. The big ranchers, led by John Chisum and Alexander McSween, didn’t believe merchants should dominate the beef markets and began to challenge The House.

Tunstall, a wealthy young English emigrant, soon realized that his interests were with Chisum and McSween in this conflict, and he became a leader of the anti-House forces. He won Dolan’s and Murphy’s lasting enmity by establishing a competing general merchandise store in Lincoln. By 1877, the power struggle was threatening to become overtly violent, and Tunstall began to hire young gunmen for protection, including the soon-to-be-infamous William Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid.

Early the next year, The House used its considerable political resources to strike back at Tunstall, winning a court order demanding that Tunstall turn over some of his horses to pay an outstanding debt. When Tunstall refused to turn over the horses, the House-controlled Lincoln County sheriff dispatched a posse-with William Morton, another House supporter, at the head-to take them. Billy the Kid and several other Tunstall hands were working on the ranch when they spotted the approaching posse. Outnumbered, the men fled, but they had not gone far before they saw Tunstall gallop straight up to the posse to protest its presence on his property. As Billy and the others watched, Morton pulled his gun and shot Tunstall dead with a bullet to the head.

Although he had not worked for Tunstall long, Billy the Kid deeply resented this cold-blooded murder, and he immediately began a vendetta of violence against The House and its allies. Lincoln County became a war zone, and both sides began a spree of vicious killings. By July, The House was prevailing, having added McSween to its lists of victims. However, fighting would continue to erupt sporadically until 1884, when Chisum died of natural causes, and The House finally regained full control of Lincoln County. By that time, Billy the Kid had already been dead for three years, gunned down by Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett.

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Today In Daytona 500 History

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February 18, 1973 : Richard Petty wins at Daytona

Richard Petty, the “King of Stock Car Racing,” won the Daytona 500 before a crowd of over 103,000 spectators, marking the first time a stock car race had drawn over 100,000 spectators. No longer would there be questions about NASCAR’s mainstream popularity. On this day in 1979, Petty became the first man to win six Daytona 500s. Winning the most prestigious event in any sport six times is enough to earn the nickname “The King,” but Petty is perhaps most famous for his 1967 season in which he won 27 of 48 races, including a record 10 straight victories. In a sport where mechanical failure is commonplace, Petty’s total domination was seen as superhuman. “The King” came from royal stock. His father, Lee Petty, was the first man to win the Daytona 500.

2001 : The Intimidator dies in Daytona crash

Dale Earnhardt Sr., one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history, died on this day in a last-lap crash at the 43rd Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 49. Earnhardt was about half a mile from the finish line when his car, the famous black No. 3 Chevrolet, spun out of control and then crashed into a wall while simultaneously colliding with driver Ken Schrader’s car. He died instantly of head injuries.

Earnhardt, whose tough, aggressive driving style earned him the nickname “The Intimidator,” was involved in another crash at the Daytona 500 in 1997, when his car flipped upside down on the backstretch. He managed to escape serious injury. In 1998, he went on to win the Daytona 500, his first and only victory in that race after 20 years of trying.

Earnhardt, a high-school dropout from humble beginnings in Kannapolis, North Carolina, said all he ever wanted to do in life was race cars. Indeed, he went on to become one of the sport’s most successful and respected drivers, with 76 career victories, including seven Winston Cup Series championships.

In addition to his legendary accomplishments as a driver, Earnhardt was also a successful businessman and NASCAR team owner. The 2001 Daytona race which cost Earnhardt his life was won by Michael Waltrip, who drove for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI). Earnhardt’s son, Dale Jr., also a DEI driver, took second place in the race.

These pics are from my adventures at the Daytona 500 last year. Just a couple of track shots, my brother Joe and me, and the most entertaining thing about the Daytona 500…a guy in his early 20’s with no teeth. 😉

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Britney Spears SHAVES her head!

Proving once again that she is a total ass-clown, Britney Spears takes a razor to her own scalp, shaving her head until she is entirely bald.

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Some Jim Beam Recipes

Whiskey Sour
1-1/2 parts Jim Beam Bourbon
1 lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
To 1 part lemon juice add ½ teaspoon sugar, add 1 ½ parts Jim Beam Bourbon. Garnish with lemon or orange wedge and a cherry.

Jim Beam Twist

1 part Jim Beam Bourbon
1/2 DeKuyper Blue Curacao
1/2 orange juice
1/2 sweet & sour mix
6 lemon-lime soda
Orange/lime slices
Combine ingredients in a tall glass with ice. Garnish with orange and lime slices.

Four Sectors
1 part Jim Beam Bourbon
1 vodka
1 orange liqueur
1 unsweetened lime juice
1 teaspoon bitters
fruit slices
Combine with ice and shake well. Strain and add ice. Garnish with slices of fruit and a cherry.

Miami Sunset

2 parts Jim Beam Bourbon
1 DeKuyper Triple Sec
1/2 grenadine
3 orange juice
Combine bourbon, triple sec and orange juice with ice; stir, then float the grenadine.

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops thats where you’ll find me oh
Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
And the dream that you dare to,why, oh why can’t I?

Well I see trees of green and
Red roses too,
I’ll watch them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Well I see skies of blue and I see clouds of white
And the brightness of day
I like the dark and I think to myself
What a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people passing by
I see friends shaking hands
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying, I…I love you
I hear babies cry and I watch them grow,
They’ll learn much more
Than we’ll know
And I think to myself
What a wonderful world

Someday I’ll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top that’s where you’ll find me
Oh, Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can’t I?

Aloha Nui Loa from Tiki!!!!!

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Woman gets her wallet back..59 years later!

Joan Martinek Barnes never imagined she would see her wallet again after she lost it at McKinley High School almost 60 years ago.

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Apparently strippers arent women. Who knew?

This kind of story burns me up. Why are some organizations who claim to support women so ass-backwards in their political views that they discriminate. Please Digg this to apply some pressure on these morons!

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2 Surfer Girls Stoned To Death in Cape Verde

17-year old survivor said the attackers sprayed the women with something and immobilized them before taking them to the woods where a hole had been dug in the ground. Speaking in a stunned voice, she said they were pelted with stones and she blacked out. When she awoke, she climbed out of the hole and walked down a road until she found help.

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Russell Crowe: No more cheerleaders, they make people uncomfortable!

Russell Crowe says his rugby league club’s cheerleading squad is being cut because skimpily clad cheerleaders detract from the game and make spectators uncomfortable. “It makes women uncomfortable and it makes blokes who take their son to the football also uncomfortable,” Crowe was quoted as saying in News Ltd. newspapers Friday.Tiki Says: “He has lost his mind!”

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