Friday, March 14, 2008

And a tribute to the geek in us all....well some of us anyway...

This was something I just could not pass up. This post is dedicated to Fafnir's Hangnail...Why don't you drop by again soon...I miss your devil's advocate attitude....

I am, I admit a lover of pulp era fiction...R.E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, etc.
Lovecraftian mythos are by far soem of the most strange and exciting...and disturbing mythos I've ever read of...thank the great Cthulu they're fictional...LOL.

So another little treat for you Lovecraftian fans...

The Tales of Plush Cthulu


A Neighborhood Reborn

H/T: Tanker Brothers

This is a very encouraging story...told by CPT Pete Hegseth of Gathering of Eagles...

A Neighborhood Reborn
March 10, 2008
by Captain Pete Hegseth

Al Doura, Baghdad — As I step out of the humvee into the street, I have two facts in mind: I’ve been here before; and this time, I don’t have a weapon.
Recalling the tension of my first patrol in this neighborhood as a platoon leader, my five senses are sharp. The dusty road below greets my boots, some of the smells are eerily familiar, and the sound of idling humvees is my only comfort. My head swivels to scan the street. My hands are naked without an M-4, so I find the nearest soldier.
Soon — as a young child approaches — the wary familiarity gives way to fascination. I may be in the same geographic location, but I’m not in the same neighborhood. This is not Al Doura, at least not as I knew it. Where did all these people and shops come from? Where is all the trash, and the open sewage? Where is the fear — the deep-seated fear?

You can read the rest of the story here.

If you've never heard of these guys...shame on you. Just kidding. But seriously, if you've never been to the website, I HIGHLY recommend doing so. This organisation is doing great work.

Check them out at


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

National Guard to be pulled from border patrol

H/T: Redneck Texan

Well, this is the first I've heard of this....I'm sure it will not be the last.
It seems the Feds are pulling the Nat'l Guard off of Border duty 6 months early and there is no one to replace them in their current role until December leaving a 6 month breach in Border security...the area most affected is expected to be the southern border of New Mexico.

The post from redneck texan is here.

And the News story is here.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Skippy List

H/T to Fafnir's Hangnail...

This from Skippy's List...too funny!

A quick note:

I don’t mind if you want to quote a few items from my list of your site. But please do not copy the list in it’s entirety.

Explanations of these events:
a) I did myself, and either got in trouble or commended. (I had a Major shake my hand for the piss bottle thing, for instance.)
b) I witnessed another soldier do it. (Like the Sergeant we had, that basically went insane, and crucified some dead mice.)
c) Was spontaneously informed I was not allowed to do. (Like start a porn studio.)
d) Was the result of a clarification of the above. (“What about especially patriotic porn?”)
e) I was just minding my own business, when something happened. (“Schwarz…what is *that*?” said the Sgt, as he pointed to the back of my car? “Um….a rubber sheep…I can explain why that’s there….”)

To explain how I’ve stayed out of jail/alive/not beaten up too badly….. I’m funny, so they let me live.

The 213 Things….

1. Not allowed to watch Southpark when I’m supposed to be working.
2. My proper military title is “Specialist Schwarz” not “Princess Anastasia”.
3. Not allowed to threaten anyone with black magic.
4. Not allowed to challenge anyone’s disbelief of black magic by asking for hair.
5. Not allowed to get silicone breast implants.
6. Not allowed to play “Pulp Fiction” with a suction-cup dart pistol and any officer.
7. Not allowed to add “In accordance with the prophesy” to the end of answers I give to a question an officer asks me.
8. Not allowed to add pictures of officers I don’t like to War Criminal posters.
9. Not allowed to title any product “Get Over it”.
10. Not allowed to purchase anyone’s soul on government time.
11. Not allowed to join the Communist Party.
12. Not allowed to join any militia.
13. Not allowed to form any militia.
14. Not allowed out of my office when the president visited Sarajevo.
15. Not allowed to train adopted stray dogs to “Sic Brass!”
16. Must get a haircut even if it tampers with my “Samson like powers”.
17. God may not contradict any of my orders.
18. May no longer perform my now (in)famous “Barbie Girl Dance” while on duty.
19. May not call any officers immoral, untrustworthy, lying, slime, even if I’m right.
20. Must not taunt the French any more.
21. Must attempt to not antagonize SAS.
22. Must never call an SAS a “Wanker”.
23. Must never ask anyone who outranks me if they’ve been smoking crack.
24. Must not tell any officer that I am smarter than they are, especially if it’s true.
25. Never confuse a Dutch soldier for a French one.

The rest is here.

St. Patrick's Day Technology - The Science Experiment

A little something to lighten the mood...

H/T: BlackFive.

Blackfive has poste a great article about Guinness...or more importantly, the direction the bubbles in a guinness flow...yep, science at it's best.

It appears that some of the bubbles do in fact flow downwards....

The article is here.

Damn Dhimmicrats...

Y'know, I'm a bit worried about the next presidential election.

As most of us conservatives ought to be.

I get some emails from some organisations that are of a liberal bent and when i initially opted to get these emails, I was all about clicking a button to help raise money for endangered species and whatnot. General do-good, feel-good type stuff.

I've been noticing lately that the emails I've been getting from these organizations has been more radically liberal.

This disturbs me. I don't mind people voicing their opinions, don't get me wrong, but the tactics are pretty underhanded. You figure most people want to do good. But realizing that what someone in an organization is asking you to do is not necessarily a good thing when you associate them with do-good type stuff,...that's the issue I'm having. I know alot of people don't follow politics like they ought to, but that's their choice. the Libs are targeting those folks and I'm having a hard time reconciling that.

for example. I get an email from Care2. Now these folks are becoming much more blatant about their liberal bent when they are petitioning to get behind the democrats in '08. Because...

And I quote:

If you're getting by without health insurance, or facing foreclosure, or worried about your job or if you have a family member in Iraq, you know our country has gotten itself into a heap of a mess since Dubya took office.

- James Carville

Or as Natasha at Care2 quotes mr. Carville again...

As Democratic political pundit James Carville points out in his unique way, "The worst job at the circus is cleaning up after the elephants. The same goes for politics."

This is the same Mr. Carville that brought us the Clinton Years...

Oh, and also seen here:

That's Mr. Carville...the weasely looking bald guy, with Minnesota Congressmen Keith Ellison.
Congressman Ellison is the first MUSLIM congressman in the US ever. This was taken last year.
Yep, Dhimmicrats.
Ok, off my soapbox...just had to rant.

Guitar Heroes

I Saw this Dispatch over at Michael Yon and I just had to post about it. The article is a grand tribute to the work of the 4/6 CAV over in Iraq.
And to my little brother Nathan who is over there providing Avionics support to those guys...This is an article you should read. I'm not sure if you really know what those pilots do, I know I had no idea the gritty dangerous combat situations these guys (and gals) do.

The entire article can be found here.

"The Predator peered down on the terrorists planting the bomb. There were too many targets for one Hellfire missile, and it’s better to conserve the weapon when possible, since the Predator must fly far to reload."

"A group of four Kiowa Warrior pilots were only a few minutes away from the enemy, but their helicopters were on the ground and the engines were cold, while the pilots were waiting in a building near the runway, playing Guitar Hero to pass the time."

"A soldier interrupted the Guitar Hero session, telling the pilots to get in the air. Orders would come over the radio. The pilots abandoned Guitar Hero and raced out the door into the cold night to their OH-58D Kiowa Warriors, economy-sized helicopters that would make a Ford Pinto seem spacious. The pilots crammed two each into the two helicopters, strapping in, cranking engines, while radio chatter had already started. The pilots learned that the Predator had identified a target, which it would laser-designate for a Hellfire shot from a Kiowa."
For those of you who read my blog...and I know there aren't a whole lot of you, Michael Yon is an independent journalist that specializes in reporting on the War on Terror. He has done a hell of a job getting in the dirt with the troops...both US and foreign to give as accurate of a prtrayal of this war from the soldier's perspective. His Blog is a must read if you even have half a care for the folks directly involved in this war.
Check it out Here.
The article is awesome, but then again most of his dispatches are.
Scout's Out!

The American Totem

The post is called The Book.

This is a great article by Gunslinger. It is a good reminder to us what it means to have rights...they are granted by God. Period.

"I have a tiny book. Small and thin. A friend gave it to me. It has the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States printed in it. It'll fit in the back pocket of your jeans, and not make the slightest bulge."

She goes on to remind us...

We might want to start by explaining the concept of Rights:

~That Rights are not granted by the State.
~That Rights are not granted by the Constitution.
~That Rights are the God-given natural inheritance of all men.
~That the purpose of the Constitution was not to grant Rights to individual, but to limit
the power of government so that the inherent Rights of individuals are not violated.
~The Constitution is not a finite list of individual Rights. It is a finite list of governmental
~The Constitution grants certain powers to government in specific, limited, conditional
circumstances with the consent of the governed!

The Constitution does not require that an individual Right be found written within it to exist. To wit:

Amendment 9: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
This is not an amendment the Socialists (Liberals) or the Elite want anyone to remember at all.


Worshippers of Death

H/T: Dearborn Underground

This is a really good article by Alan Dershowitz
article from the Wall Street Journal

"Zahra Maladan is an educated woman who edits a women's magazine in Lebanon. She is also a mother, who undoubtedly loves her son. She has ambitions for him, but they are different from those of most mothers in the West. She wants her son to become a suicide bomber."

"Zahra Maladan represents a dramatic shift in the way we must fight to protect our citizens against enemies who are sworn to kill them by killing themselves. The traditional paradigm was that mothers who love their children want them to live in peace, marry and produce grandchildren. Women in general, and mothers in particular, were seen as a counterweight to male belligerence. The picture of the mother weeping as her son is led off to battle -- even a just battle -- has been a constant and powerful image."

"We are going to win, because they love life and we love death," said Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. He has also said: "[E]ach of us lives his days and nights hoping more than anything to be killed for the sake of Allah." Shortly after 9/11, Osama bin Laden told a reporter: "We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the big difference between us.""The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death," explained Afghani al Qaeda operative Maulana Inyadullah. Sheik Feiz Mohammed, leader of the Global Islamic Youth Center in Sydney, Australia, preached: "We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam. Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid." Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech: "It is the zenith of honor for a man, a young person, boy or girl, to be prepared to sacrifice his life in order to serve the interests of his nation and his religion."

This article really brings to light the vast differences in secular western thought over that of the middle eastern (islamic) thought. It also brings into the spotlight the least to those who think about Rules of Engagement with these terrorists. In this enemy we see a distinctive lack of designated military personal. Everyone is a soldier in Alllah's Army. The traditional notion that Holy Men are not to be targets of military aggression is called into question now as well. With the Islamic clerics actively pushing their followers to die in the cause of Islam...are they not just as guilty as the the actual perpetrators?

Something to think about....

The entire article can be found here.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Boring Tattoo....

This little "cartoon" was sent to me in a chain email. I appreciate the motive behind the chain but I am offended on a personal level by such things. I hate it when someone tries to guilt me into spamming someone, no matter how good a message it has in it.

That being said. I am going to post this and the commentary, minus the chain(send this to "x" number of people thing.

Here is the commentary:

It is now more than 60 years after the Second
World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being
sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million
Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and
1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred,
raped, burned, starved and humiliated with the German
and Russian Peoples looking the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming
the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure
the world never forgets, because there are others who
would like to do it again.

Now, I have to agree with this. we cannot afford, as a people, to allow ourselves to be subjugated for any reason. We must be aware of the proverbial "wolves at the door".
And we must never forget the lessons of the past.


Freedom Means Responsibility

H/T: Gunslinger

WoW.....this is a great piece by...yeah...believe it folks: George McGovern. It is so on the money.
Check it out here.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

HR 5434 update...well sort of.

Well, I found this article that gives a bit of info on the bill.

Check it out Here.

And I wrote to both my senators (Kyl and McCain) and representitive Gifford...y'all need to too...


Not sure how I missed this blog before....

Thanks to that link from Gunslinger I found a fellow blogger that really gets it. Especially concerning gun rights...

Well, after spending a bit of time over at Wight Wing Wadical, I've added this fella to my blogroll.
Welcome to Wrath of Mjolnir my friend and fellow patriot!

His blog is here. Read it and be entertained, outraged and possibly, as I do feel a kinship with him.

More 2nd amendment stuff...

H/T to Gunslinger

This is a great rant concerning the unconstitutional restriction on CCW permits in the red states in the map above.

With the number of shooting incidents by deranged individuals, the issue of gun control is of course going to rear it's ugly head.

The Church shooting in Colorado is a PRIME example of why citizens should retain these rights to self-protection.

Anyway, the article is here. Read it. You'll most likely agree with Wight Wing Wadical...I know i do....

Die with your boots on and Never surrender....


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

S.2619 and H.R.5434

Ok folks...these 2 bills apparently are good thing. Seems our congreesmen and senators are going to vote on whether we citizens can carry loaded weapons in our national parks.

Now, I would never have known about this if I hadn't gotten an email from the NPCA. That's the National Parks Conservation Asociation. Yep, There's a closet treehugger in here somewhere...hahaha. No, seriously though. I love the outdoors and I'm all for conservation of our natural an extent.

I've been meaning to blog about this for a while, but real life has a tendency to put a dent in my blogging.

Anywho. The NPCA is actively opposing this legislature. I think those of us that value our rights need to pay attention.

Time permitting I will try to keep up on this legislature. Write your senators and congressmen and let them know we citizens support this legislation.

The opposition is claiming that allowing people to cary loaded weapons in National Parks will increase the level of poaching and crime. the folks commiting crimes give a shit about any bill passed in congress or the senate.

Die with your boots on my friends! protect your rights!

Great Quote...

This is an actual statement from Mr Obama….

What a great slogan:

"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world.
I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."

(B. H. Obama)

Yeah, right...not this patriot.