Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Can we get any more PC?????

This just infuriated me...

The Department of Veterans Affairs has told administrators of its 125 veterans cemeteries not to participate in a religion-laced recitation that sometimes accompanies the folding of the American flag at funerals.

OK people...first of all, this is a funeral. So our veterans cannot be buried accoeding to their tradition? WTF over?

Now I understand there are alot of anti-religious folks trying to take any thing religious out of our government, but c'mon now? when a family requests it for the burial of a deceased veteran, What the FUCK? now I don't use the F word lightly here as you all should know, but this is FUCKING out of control...

check out the link and let me know what y'all think...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Samhain !

Happy Halloween folks...I know it's a few days early, but with it falling during the work week this year, I probably will have to forego the pleasure of celebrating it in the time honored fashion.

Here's a little background for you courtesy of CelticRadio ....

Halloween's origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, Scotland and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1st. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

Slainte'

Friday, October 26, 2007

The problem with big government

I get really disgusted with bipartisan politics in this country.
Yeah, I know most of you all do as well. It's sickening that it's all about which party is power. Why is it we can't just focus on the things that we agree on and always on the things we disagree on...and why do we feel a need to disagree simply because we are of a different party membership?

I think that most people who claim to be liberals are in fact conservatives that just don't know any better. I think that the rank and file of our country espouse the same basic values...Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What it all comes down to is that the modern liberal politician is in fact socialist...not democratic. WHat does this mean exactly? Well, let's see if I can make some sense of this.

First of all, the role of Gov't in our domestic affairs is really the issue here. Alot of so-called liberals are for the gov't to control every aspect of our lives. They attack conservatives because we don't think the gov't should be filling alot of roles it is now. The individual power of the state has declined and the power of the national government has increased a hundred fold.

If people really shared the values they seem to think us conservatives don't share by not supporting new legislation mandating government funding for welfare programs and healthcare for kids, maybe the independent support groups and local governements should have more of a role. Why should my federal taxdollars go to a program that helps people not anywhere near me. Wouldn't my taxdollars be more appropriately spent on helping out my own suffering community? What has traditionally made America a great nation is the focus on individual liberties. Socialist programs only serve to reward those who won't contribute. The financial security and the general wellbeing of the lazy is paid for by those of us who work to better ourselves and it becomes increasingly more difficult when we shoulder the burden of supporting programs for those that should...and could be doing the same thing. I have to pay for my own home and all the bills associated with it. I also have to pay for my own benefits, albeit it is easier with my job that helps to ease the strai of providing it wholly on my own...but, I am working and as a result I earn them. It seems in our quest to leave no child behind and let no one be homeless, etc. the workking class citizen is increasingly burdened with the responsibility to provide for the lazy.
Now, let's quantify this properly. I'm not saying that I don't care about kids and homeless folks. i do in fact care very much about them. In fact I have and will continue to help good people in need sometimes by inviting them into my home and giving them a safe place to live while they get back on their feet. Alot of people think that I'm crazy for doing so. That's their opinion, but my point is this, if the individual would be more charitable, would it be as necessary for there to be so many federal programs?
Ok, I know some may try to use the argument that there are legitimate impoverished with no feasible way to make ends meet. This is true...there are also situations such as with the fires in southern california ... disasters that the individual has no control over. Bad things do happen to people. That's what insurance is for, that is when a community and in this case the nation bands together to help them get back on their feet. This is, of course, in the best interests of our nation as a whole to help out our comrades in other states. The idea is not to be indifferent, but to really examine the issue of where and how the needy should be helped. I rely on the federal government to protect the borders of my country and to keep us safe from foreign invaders. I rely on them to provide the oversight necessary when 2 states have a disagreement and in some cases to uphold the consitution that binds us together...I do not expect the federal government to pay for my healthcare or to ensure I have enough to eat.
each level of government in this country ahs a role and the federal governement has risen above it's role and has become to big to indefinitely sustain itself...at the rate new programs are created and funded and more beaureuctratic bull***t is added to our government, the more it costs us as taxpayers...the question is...is this good for us as a people? is this good for our nation? In my humble opinion...no it's not. What do we as a people do to fix this. The obvious rift between not only our government and our military that enforces the decisions of them, but also the ordinary citizen from the government is increasing at a rapid pace.
The biggest culprit is the Mainstream Media. Why is it more important to see stories on celebrities than to see stories about affairs that effect our nation and security of our people. What happened to the pride in our country and what it stands for? We are a nation of many races and colors and creeds, but the one universal creed we all share that is in fact the most important is our constitution. In our blind arrogance, we've committed atrocities to our own indigenous populations and to many of the immigrants coming here to make a better life. But.
Today, we've made great strides in actually living in a society where it doesn't truly matter what color, gender or religious background you have. And it's about to fall apart because the political elite don't seem to think it's citizens/constituents have the intelligence or the goodwill to do the right thing or to take care of themselves. they think we, the masses need to be shepherded and corralled. what arrogance!!!
If you've spent any time here on this blog at all, you know how I feel about that. I believe in being charitable and I believe in the rights of all people to enjoy freedom. But it must be earned.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, and any working class joe will tell you that.

I don't have all the answers, in fact far from it. Anyone who says they do is full of s**t.
But there are some who have an answer or a few and together maybe we can make sense out of this. But the reality is our Federal gov't is broken. It needs an overhaul. Let's go back to the constitution and the bill of rights. there are so may ridiculous laws on the books that are unconstitutional. repeal them and start from scratch.
Can't we agree on one thing at least?
my 2 cents.

The evil, good men do....

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."
~ Albert Einstein

"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing."
~Edmund Burke

I've touched on this in a previous post.

The greatest danger to our freedom is when good men do nothing.

I believe that to do good or to do evil is a choice. As human beings, we are born with the capacity to do both and at some point we choose which path to follow.

I challenge you who read this to take a long hard look at your own life and ask yourself what choice you've made. Every action we take is a choice we make…how do these choices affect us and what impact do our choices have on others. In the case of "good men doing nothing"; that is a choice and the impact is disastrous.

As difficult as it is, we should rise above the immediate "crises" in our lives and strive to do good for the betterment of not just ourselves, but for all of us.

Think, reflect, learn....

Monday, October 22, 2007

Way to go Rush!!!

Betty Casey wins the smear letter with a bid of $2,100,100. Rush will match that amount for a grand total of $4.2 million for the MC-LEF charity.

Ok, folks. I am not personally a huge fan of Rush Limbaugh, but I have to give the man Kudos for this. Sen. Harry Reid...the infamous senator from NV. The raving anti-war dhimmicrat himself, has publicly apologized. And as tough as it was, endorsed Rush's handling of the "phony soldier" issue. The letter that Mr. Reid and 40 of his dhimmicratic cohorts sent to the media company that hosts Mr. Limbaugh's show was put up for auction on eBay and sold for $2.1 million dollars. Which was donated to a fund for the children of federal officers and marines who've died in the line of duty.

The best part...Rush matched the auction bringing the total donation to 4.2 million dollars.

And as much as it obviously hurt Mr. Reid to do so, I have to give the man at least a small amount of credit in admitting his screwup, and that Rush did a good thing...that, my friends, was priceless. You can enjoy the video at breitbarttv here.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy =)

This is beyond despicable

I just read this over at Blackfive...
Whoever is responsible for this needs a serious ass-beating. As was mentioned by several commentors, if it were kids that were the perps, they need to be given mandatory servi ce time at Walter Reed taking care of the service personnel who are being cared for there....perhaps it would open their eyes and humble them.

HOUSTON -- The family of a fallen Marine is dealing with another shock -- their son's new grave was vandalized.Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris, 22, of Liberty, died in Iraq and was buried at Cook Memorial Cemetery earlier this week.The cemetery has a locked gate at the front and a fence around the perimeter, but vandals managed to get in sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, less than two days after the Liberty marine was buried, officials said.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Exploitation of Genocide

"The interests of Muslims and the interests of the socialists coincide in the war against the crusaders" -Osama Bin Laden, Feb. 14, 2003

This is an essay written by Sidney Allen Johnson. He is an extremely well read individual and this is one of the best informative essays I've read to date concerning the Armenian Massacre of 1915...and the political treason being perpetuated by the Democratic Party...read and learn.





Thursday, October 18, 2007

Banned in the Netherlands

I came across this at Reconquista.
The link to the entire book online is broken...too bad. I'd love to read it in it's entirety. But what Reconquista posts is quite lengthy and well worth the read.
The book banned in the Netherlands is by a Muslim immigrant.

"The Downfall of The Netherlands: Land of the Naive Dupes"

It speaks about the nature of Islam and how muslims immigrating to other countries are not capable of living in harmony with the natives. It is an interesting read and it has helped me redefine some of the convictions i personally have with the "Religion of Peace".

It mostly reinforces my opinions, but I have to say it has definitely shed some more light into exactly how awful the MAJORITY really are.

Check it out. Let me know what you think....

Can Iran hear the silence?

At his news conference Wednesday, President Bush said that "if you're interested in avoiding World War III," Iran must be prevented "from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon."

The link to the IBD article is in the title.
There has been alot of controversy and speculation over the Israeli strike on the Syrian facility. Seems noone really wants to talk about it. As scary as a nuclear capable Syria is, how much more frightening would a nuclear capable Iran be?

Ahmadinejad has already talked of wiping Israel off the map and is a believer in expediting the coming of the Hidden Imam (12th Imam) by creating more strife and chaos.

I think the statement by Bush was not only appropriate but necessary. It is an obvious truth, Iran must not be allowed to become a nuclear capable nation. Period.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Another reason why muslim rule of law is not acceptable....

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A young Muslim couple tried to speed off when Malaysian police caught them making out in their car but got into an accident, causing a five-car pile up, a report said Wednesday.

This on Fox news....A young couple...not married mind you, get caught making out in the car. Here in the states it's commonly referred to as "parking". It's been a while since i indulged in the practice, but it carries a 2 month prison term if your caught in Malaysia, a Muslim government.

"Unmarried Muslim couples found alone together in a private place can be charged for "khalwat," or "close proximity," which is a crime under Malaysia's Islamic laws and carries a jail sentence of up to two months."

"Malay Muslims, who comprise about 60 percent of Malaysia's 27 million people, are subject to Islamic morality laws."

Yeah...no way in hell am I gonna let that sort of bullshit run this country without a fight.
It is kinda funny though...especially in light of the fact there were no casualties in the accident.

Achievements of the human heart

I just read this dispatch from Michael Yon.
I have to admit in reading the letter from LTC Crider I found myself missing my cavalry brothers more than ever. This letter was written to the families and friends of 1-4 CAV back here in the states, but ever American should read it. It is testimonials like these of the sacrifices our soldiers and their families make and the positive effects of their presence that is brushed aside in our Mainstream Media.



I am fully aware that the troopers or their families may never read my blog...I'm just a small fish in a really big pond, but I am still going to take the time to say:

To the families of those brave troopers, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

I was a member of the Ist cavalry regiment of dragoons out of Alaska many moons ago and our credo was "Animo et Fide"...Courage and Faith.
To the troopers of 1-4 CAV, reamin true to your comrades...and Scout's Out!



To the fallen; SPC Braden J. Long, SPC Rodney Johnson and SSG Courtney Hollinsworth...
May we meet someday at Fiddler's Green. Godspeed brothers.

In case the link to the dispatch doesn't work on the title, here it is:

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/wp/achievements-of-the-human-heart.htm

Do yourself a favor and investigate the other side of what's going on in Iraq...and maybe you'll even be inspired by what our Army is capable of and is continuing to do.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A Veteran Takes Action

This is exactly the kind of Bulls**t that get's my blood boiling. Thank God there are some Americans that are willing to defy the invaders. God Bless this Veteran!


video

Monday, October 15, 2007

Richardson...pull your head out of your fourth point of contact...

This is kind of short notice here...but I was reading this article and it really got my blood boiling...
What is with the damn dhimmicrats anyway?
This from presidential hopeful Bill Richardson:

"Taking our troops out is the only way I believe that we can forge a diplomatic solution and political compromise," the New Mexico governor said. "The reason I believe we need to take all our troops out is because our kids have become targets. They're caught in the crossfire between al-Qaida and the insurgents."

WTF? over...

If these nutjobs would pay attention to guys like Michael Yon, they'd know that the Iraqi's respect our military far more than our politicians. In fact they have absolutely no faith in our government. And why should they? We've got politicians HOPING to make a bid for the power and all these yahoos trying to tell the Iraqis how they should run their government...we can't agree on the color of the daggum sky...why should they take our government seriously?
I think every American would like to see the troops come home. I really do, but under the right circumstances. Cut and Run is not the right circumstance. Let the folks over there do their job, support them, don't deny them the funds and the gear they need. And to that end, why all of the sudden a push to alienate our only Muslim member of NATO that also happens to be a logistical hub for our efforts in the ME? Damn Dhimmicrats know no limits.

The link to this article is here:
http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,152617,00.html

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A dog's life

This is a bit off the beaten path for me. I don't generally post these lovely inspirational things. But I have a wonderful Dog named Thor and after reading this, if you've ever had the privelege of having a Dog in your life, you'll definitely appreciate it. Read and enjoy....And thank you for sharing Ruth.

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old 's perspective)

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though
Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why." Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply..
Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
** When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
** Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
** Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
** Take naps.
** Stretch before rising.
** Run, romp, and play daily.
** Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
** Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

** On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
** On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
** When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
** Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
** Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
** Be loyal.
** Never pretend to be something you're not.
** If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
** When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
** Being always grateful for each new day and for the blessing of you.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!


HMABC Fall 3D Shoot

Well, it's a week after the fact, but I'm finally gonna give a report on the 2-day shoot that the Bow club hosted last weekend.
My neighbor Mike and our friend John and myself went out last Friday and set up camp in Gardener canyon in Sonoita, AZ. The shoot didn't start til Saturday morning, but we wanted to go camp out and be able to just get up and start hiking and shooting. It was a good time.


Mike taking aim....

John trying to show us how it's done...


Just me trying desperately not to break any more arrows...



Well, we ended up spending Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning camped out...it was awesome. It really helped that I got no cell phone service so it was a nice quiet weekend.
John's wife came out and kept score for us. Manuela was a real trooper since she doesn't really do the archery thing, but she stuck it out and was a real help. She also made some great Quesadillas!
Anywho, none of us did real spectacular as far as our scores went, but then again, we just went to have fun. I broke 2 arrows and lost 3....kind of expensive for me, but maybe if I actually practiced more often these things wouldn't happen. I think I'm actually ok as far as aiming and so are we all, but the judging distance thing is difficult...sometimes I just misjudge a distance enough that I totally shoot over or under a target...usually over. Seems they rarely look closer than they are but more often seem farther than they are...maybe that's just me.
Well, that's it. Just wanted to share.