Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Lt. Schneider

Cpl. Brian Downard
Cpl. Brian Downard
U.S. Marines

Brian Downard was 23 years old, a father, a country music fan, and a corporal of Marines. He joined the Marine Corps in July of 2005, and would do two deployments to two different scenic locales. The first was to Iraq, where he served from November of ’06 to April of the following year. While in Iraq, Brian suffered a concussion from an IED strike while patrolling. Undeterred, Brian stayed in the Marines and deployed to Burma in 2008 when Marines and sailors with the Essex Amphibious Readiness Group provided humanitarian assistance operations to aid the cyclone-stricken country. He would eventually leave the service just last July, after four honorable years of service.

One month after separation, he discovered that he had testicular cancer, and a very aggressive strain at that. The cancer spread quickly to his muscles and fatty tissues, and Brian suffered so greatly with the pain that they put him on morphine. He was released from the VA to enjoy his last days with the love from his mom and his 7-year-old son Jesse.

You can read the rest of Cpl. Downard's story here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Well, I'm back in sunny AZ. I haven't had the time to blog or even peruse my normal reads for a while.

I'm busy looking for a job.

Y'see I am part of the 10% across the board defense spending cuts. Me and over half my division. We found out last Friday. I found out while I was waiting in the Billings airport to fly home. Not the best way to end my vacation, but at least I got to get away and enjoy myself for a week.

My last day with EPG is Thursday, September 30th. that's tomorrow.

So, when I have the time and ambition I'll be doing some posts about my vacation. In the meantime, say prayer and wish me luck.

I am a survivor and I've been down before. It just may be a bit rougher since I have more to lose now than I did in the past.

More later.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Update from Big Sky Country

I have way too many pictures to think of posting them all here.

But Day 1 was 39 degrees and with fog as thick as pea nothing from day 1.

We stayed in Red Lodge on the first day and Day 2 we headed towards Yellowstone.

Welcome to Yellowstone!

Northeast entrance to Yellowstone.

We saw some mountain goats on the way in, but they only look like little white specks on my camera...go figure.

We saw some ALOT of buffalo on the way in.

This is only the first of several herds we saw on our way to Mammoth Springs.

Pretty amazing. There are no pictures that could possibly do this place justice. This is definitely God's Country.

I should have more time this week to post some pics since I'm now on the Reservation and I don't think we're going to do a whole lot more driving around. But today is errand day.

And it's time for Breakfast!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Headed to Big Sky Country

Well, I'm taking a much needed vacation.

Headed to Montana!

Gonna spend some quality time with the parents. Most of the time I'll be in Southeast Montana, Crow Agency. Folks have a cabin there. And although there's no cell service...which suits me just fine, there is really good internet...go figure...hahaha!

So, y'all hold down the fort for me while I'm "gone". I will likely still indulge myself with a a little interwebz surfing while I'm there, gonna take lotsa pictures too...

Catch y'all on the flip side!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Well, despite the fact McCain won the senate primary, at least my man won the republican primary for CD8. Jesse Kelly.

I don't think I need to go into Jesse's background, I think anyone that reads this blog knows who he is. For those of you who don't know his Democrat opponent, she is one Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords.

Giffords went blitzkrieg on Jesse pretty much immediately after the primaries. Standard dirty truth twisting TV commercials that really hammered on the guy. Of course everything in those commercials was twisted to reflect poorly on him. Privatizing Social Security? I dunno, somehow the leftists think that's a bad thing, and rather than accept the fact that unless something like this happens, folks my age who've paid into the damn thing our whole lives won't have anything to draw on by the time we retire. Somehow it's ok to ignore us and target the already retired folks sensibilites thinking they're a bunch of ignorant rubes.

Jesse has fired back rather well, so hopefully those initial ads won't be too damaging.

I learned today that the Democrats are pulling national support for a few of the campaigns they think are strong enough that they don't need to get involved in, AZ CD8 happens to be one of them. Good for us, naive of them. So that's a bit of good news for us.

Also, my colleague pointed out to me recently that the youtube videos of Gabby's ads have all ratings and comments turned off...LOL. However, Jesse's are active so everyone can see what the people think of him. I think the fact her campaign is afraid to turn on comments and ratings of her videos just goes to show how "strong" her standing really is here.

She played the moderate "blue-dog" here for a few years and we tolerated her, mainly because she was pro-2nd amendment at least. And the wife of a veteran.

Well, she blew it big time. She held a town hall here in SV that I attended about the Health Care bill. She basically tried (unsuccessfully) to convince us it was ok, danced around the facts. The pro-healthcare bill folks were very organized and all had pre-printed signs and t-shirts and they all sat together in large groups which they made a point to occupy certain key areas of the auditorium. Astro-turf by any other name. Well, after the majority of us pretty much told her emphatically NO. She turns around and bad mouths us at a Biden fund-raiser in DE. We all now know what she thinks of her constituents.

And she voted for it.

She's done.

Now Jesse, when we elect you to represent us in November, don't let us down because we WILL be watching you. I am confident he'll do his best. But every politician has been warned. We've seen alot of upsets and if they don't take heed, we'll kill their careers as well.


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Pvt. Daren A. Smith
Pvt. Daren A. Smith
19 years old from Helena, Montana
3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
December 13, 2007
U.S. Army

Pvt. Daren A. Smith was born in Butte, Montana and lived there until he reached middle school, when he moved to Helena. He graduated from Helena High School in 2006 and completed a semester at the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology. He joined the United States Army in March of 2007 and was deployed to Iraq on November of that year.

Pvt. Daren A. Smith died on December 13, 2007 of non-combat related injuries. His funeral was held on a cold 20-degree Winter's day but that didn't stop hundreds of mourners from his hometown lining the streets to honor him.

"He was the kind of guy who would do anything for you," said a friend of Pvt. Smith. "He was just a great guy."

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11: Today, Remember, and Honor, the Fallen. And Remember to Honor Your Oath

Remember ....

Today honor the brave folks who risked their lives for their fellow Americans. Honor them.
And honor your oaths as well.
We will never forget.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday Hero Blogroll...

Day late and a dollar short, but I haven't posted these in a long time and figured i needed to stop being lazy and at least start posting the heros again.
~ Mjolnir

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By Mike

Pvt. Barney F. Hajiro
Pvt. Barney F. Hajiro
93 years old from Waipahu, Hawaii
442nd Regimental Combat Team
U.S. Army

On September 16 Mr. Hajiro will turn 94 years old. His family immigrated from Japan during WWI and he had to drop out of school and work to help support his family. After Pearl Harbor was attacked he was drafted in the United States Army. In March 1943, he volunteered to join the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, composed of Nisei (second-generation Japanese Americans) like himself. He was shipped to Europe in 1944 first to Italy then to France where, over ten days in October, Pvt. Hajiro repeatedly distinguished himself in battle by exposing himself to enemy fire while assisting an allied attack. On October 29, 1944 Pvt. Hajiro single-handedly destroyed two German machine gun emplacements before being shot in the shoulder and wrist partially paralyzing his left arm. For his actions he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. In 1948 he was awarded the Military Medal by the British government, in 2000 was was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Bill Clinton and in 2004 he was awarded the L├ęgion d'honneur by France. Barney F. Hajiro is the oldest living Medal Of Honor recipient.

From his Medal Of Honor Citation:

For The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Barney F. Hajiro, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 442d Regimental Combat Team, attached to the 36th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy on 19, 22, and 29 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres and Biffontaine, eastern France. Private Hajiro, while acting as a sentry on top of an embankment on 19 October 1944, in the vicinity of Bruyeres, France, rendered assistance to allied troops attacking a house 200 yards away by exposing himself to enemy fire and directing fire at an enemy strong point. He assisted the unit on his right by firing his automatic rifle and killing or wounding two enemy snipers. On 22 October 1944, he and one comrade took up an outpost security position about 50 yards to the right front of their platoon, concealed themselves, and ambushed an 18-man, heavily armed, enemy patrol, killing two, wounding one, and taking the remainder as prisoners. On 29 October 1944, in a wooded area in the vicinity of Biffontaine, France, Private Hajiro initiated an attack up the slope of a hill referred to as "Suicide Hill" by running forward approximately 100 yards under fire. He then advanced ahead of his comrades about ten yards, drawing fire and spotting camouflaged machine gun nests. He fearlessly met fire with fire and single-handedly destroyed two machine gun nests and killed two enemy snipers. As a result of Private Hajiro's heroic actions, the attack was successful. Private Hajiro's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him, his unit, and the United States Army.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Monday, August 23, 2010

AZ primaries...

Y'know, I'm pretty disappointed with Arizonans this year.
The focus has been on McCain and Hayworth.

What about Deakin?

Y'know, if John McCain was a real conservative, he'd throw his weight behind Deakin. Hayworth? jeez...seriously?

He's a snake oil salesman. And the AZ Tea Party has endorsed him. Doesn't give me a whole lot of hope for that fledgling organization. Hayworth is worthless, and is most certainly NOT the conservative he's claiming to be. The lies and deception coming form the Hayworth campaign is frought with corruption.

McCain, he's not done much except attack Hayworth. Anyone that has been paying any attention would notice this. And anyone that actually paid attention to the republican debate wouold see that Deakin had a focused and honest message and the other two yayhoos did nothing but sli9ng mud at each other.

I keep hearing about the anti-incumbent message and "vote them all out", yet we're gonna maybe bring back a freakin charlatan in place of McCain because the Tea partiers can't see past the last couple of years? Hayworth scammed people out of millions of dollars, give or take a few, while he was an elected official in the past...have they all forgot this?


Well, I'm voting for Deakin, and I hope the rest of you in AZ do too, if I even have any readers in AZ...LOL.
Seems the only readers I actually know I have are Rev. Paul in AK, Brigid somewhere in the midwest and Kaveman...somewhere north and west of me...I think.

Anywho, If you all really want to see less gov't in our future, thinka bit before you vote. Do you're damn duty as a citizen and research the candidates. Vote for the candidate that represents your values.

We can try and turn the country around at the ballot box, because if we don't....the cartridge box it is, and I don't think most of us really want it to come to that...

Die with your boots on....


Friday, August 20, 2010

The Ground Zero Mosque...I'm weighing in on it now...

Well, I've been pointedly remiss in keeping up with my blog, mostly due to being ridiculously busy, but also because I'm just weary....

The Ground Zero Mosque.

Should we let them build it? Well, constitutionally, we really don't have much choice.

Should they build it? Emphatically no.

SO the leftists in this country are all about the religious freedom thing, I think mainly because they know it pisses off the republicans to let a muslim group go ahead and build something that pisse sus off. And the fact that they have no FUCKING clue what this "community center" is really all about.

First off, calling this thing the "Cordoba Initiative" is pretty much saying, yeah we blew up your buildings and killed a buncjh of you filthy infidels and we're gonna build an islamic shrine to commemorate it.

For those of you ignorant fucks out there, the cordoba Mosque in Spain, was the Moors basically enshrining their victory over the infidels (Christians). And it basically remodeled an existing structure (cathedral) at Cordoba, Spain and made it into a Mosque.

Somehow that little tidbit made it past the freaking dunbed down leftist educated folks in this country.

I've been watching this for a bit and I've been reading the opinions of leftists and "the right wing conspiracy" here and although I shouldn't be surprised, I am.

Folks, these assholes have been at war with us since the founding of this country. Don't believe me? Just read the lyrics of the Marine Corps song. And no You're gonna have to works for that one if you don't already know it.

The Barbary Pirates...hmmm... alot like the somalian pirates today, except we actually took the battle to them and annihilated them. But that was when this country had a set of nuts. Something we are sorely lacking today. Let me qualify that; something our GOV'T is sorely lacking in today.

These hoodlums will not rest until they have a fucking global caliphate. We've already seen instances where sharia law is creeping into our legal system on local levels. We've seen how they will use our own tolerance and laws against us to achieve their goals. And the fucking leftists are playing the useful idiots. Yeah and they really are idiots because they'll be the first to get rounded up and executed. How ironic is the organization, Queers for Palestine? boggles the mind. really.

So my opinion is this.

The construction worker guy in NYC, yeah he's going around and basically the workers in the area, won't do it. so if they're gonna build it, they're gonna have to import labot to make it happen.

I don't think about 9/11 on a daily basis anymore, and I'm sure alot of us don't. But let me tell you something right now. I was born in NY state, lived in NY, PA and NJ during my youth and college years, went to NYC many, many, many times. I have been to the top of the former world trade center, I've flown into Newark many times and the skyline without the twin towers...

Well, let's just say, the first time I realized how much it hurt me was flying into newark in September of '03...2 years after. The first time I'd been home in 3 years. I baled my eyes out, And I'm fighting back the tears as write this.

This initiateive of theirs is only going to cause more violence. I knowthat if I lived there, I would make sure on a daily basis that they know they're not welcome.

It's the most base form of rudeness and indecency they could come up with. And it is likely they will get to build this travesty.

We need to recognize Islam for what it really is. It's not just a religion, and until we figure that out as a people,they will continue to use our own values and generosity against us.

On principle, sure, let 'em build it cause they went through the proper legal channels to do so, but this is cultural jihad on the American people...on western civilization itself. Just remeber that. And while you're at it, you ought to endorse the gay bar being planned right next door that will cater to homosexual muslims. Yeah. good one.

I'm not religious. I am not a "Christian" or a catholic or a Jew or any other weird ass religion. I just have a real problem with a violent extremist expansionist religion that isn't that really masquerades as one.

It's time for public outcry, it's time for guerilla tactics. It's time to beat them at their own game.

Any suggestions?


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Frank Turner ~ Sons of Liberty

I can't believe I've never heard of this fella before. I love me some Celtic folk/rock music, Flogging Mollies, Dropkick Murphies, Shilelagh Law, Amadan...all great bands.

I am going to have to see if this guy has CD available.

Oh, and when you watch the video, the last line in the song kicks ass.

Die with your boots on!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Another Brick in the Wall...

H/T: Uncle Jimbo over at BlackFive

The band is called Blurred Vision, a couple of Iranian brothers.
Click the B5 Link for Uncle Jimbo's post.

The vid below:

Friday, May 21, 2010

There's alot more to the Illegal border crossings down here in AZ than most folks realize...

It seems it takes an intrepid news crew form Atlanta,GA to bring this story to light.
Not even our local news will cover this stuff...

Part 1

Part 2

And let's not forget our sister state of Texas.
A borderr lake in TX, Falcon Lake.

Threatened by pirates form Mexico?

I've posted the pictures of the human smugglers trashed camps before.
And I'm sure most of you know the name Bob Krentz by now. The Rancher here in AZ that was murdered by one of the cartel's hitmen for interfering in their drug business...that crossed his property.

The fokls down here that support this new Law aren't a bunch of racist inbreds. If you really think you know what goes on down here, try coming down and staying here. Better yet go traverse the border areas that aren't populated by much more than cattle and scrub and see how beautiful the Sonoran desert is. Don't be surprised if you end up being shot at by those pesky ranchers...errr...I mean drug runners. Y'see. Another thing you folks up north don't get is that Arizonans aren't afraid. We're pissed. We can't protect our property without getting a lawsuit by the ACLU for threatening tresspassers who just happen to be Mexicans. We can't trust the Feds to secure our border. So we, our State legislature, has passed alot of good laws that help us protect ourselves and give our local police the authority to do the job the Feds can't. And I'm not knocking the Border patrol either. they do a damned good job when they're allowed to.

You can agree or not. But anyone criticizing this as a racist or criminally discriminating law is basically calling every cop here that ISN'T a Fed a racist bastard. yep. Just keep that in mind. The law was amended to clarify for the idjits out there that racial profiling was prohibited. yep, go read the damn bill yourself if you don't believe me.

Oh and That F*&%$N hypocrite Calderon can go back to Mexico and pound sand. They have the same damn laws and enforce them the same way in southern Mexico. Only their not nearly as nice to the illegals they catch.

Before you go spouting off, maybe you should get informed and read the law...oh, and LA has the same damn law too.

Basically all the folks out there protesting this law are saying that all cops are racist (except the Feds of course) and that the 10th amendment is optional.


If you actually have a decent refutation, feel free to elighten us redneck right wing bastages down here. If not don't bother commenting. You'll be wasting your time. Y'see, this is MY space. yeah I made a pun, but I moderate my comments. I generally allow anyone with a different point of view to be seen here, when they happen...I get so few comments as it is. I moderate because of all the damn spammers trying to use my comments section to sell their viagra and electronics on my page. But I don't tolerate've been warned.

As always fellow Patriots...

Die with your boots on!

Scouts Out!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

....There's Whiskey in the Jar...

Well, it's a Saturday evening here in AZ,

And there was whiskey in the jar...till it got

Well, the whiskey is gone for now... and so is the beer. But seriously folks...there is sooo much that ought to be discussed. Most of it has been beaten to death already, but let's try to touch on a few things that haven't been beaten to death yet....

There's alot of of us who are threepers whether we all realize it or not. and there's alot of constitutionalists as well.

For those of you that don't understand what exactly a "threeper" is let me enlighten you...

You can go to to Mike Vanderbough's site to learn more...

His site is here: Sipsey Street Irregulars.

Mike is the point of the spear.

We won't back up, we're done giving concessions to the enemy in our midst. No more free Waco's, no more free Ruby Ridge's, and no Ft. Sumter's. we will maintain the moral highground. Once the "Leviathan" has stepped over the line, we will drive them back to whatever hiding place they've been in. be it under a slimy rock or whatever else...we will overcome the "Leviathan". It's who we are, and it's what we do. Most of us are former military. we know the deal...

We all took the oath.

To the constitution.

Not a country or a man or a position.

The oath is to an ideal that epitomizes what America means.

Freedom, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Nothing is guaranteed, the opportunity to better yourself is all we promise, it requires hard work and dedication, there are no free lunches. Not in the America I grew up in....

It's time to take our birthright back.


And in the end....

Die with honor...

Die with you boots on my friends and fellow patriots...


Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm still here...

I apologize for not posting lately...I just haven't felt I have anything to contribute that hasn't already been said by my fellow bloggers.

There's alot to say for sure, but my mind is fatigued.

I will say this much though...

I am glad to be an Arizonan right now!

And all the leftist, pinko, commies, racist, anti-gunner, folks can go pound sand!



Friday, February 26, 2010

A Rifleman's Prayer

Geek with a .45's latest is an excellent post that's actually a kind of retropost combining 2 of his older posts. I highly recommend checking it out. it's a very good instructional tale for those of us that value a free nation.

The prayer:

Oh Lord, I would live my life in freedom, peace and happiness, enjoying the simple pleasures of hearth and home. I would die an old, old man in my own bed, preferably of sexual overexertion.
But if that is not to be, Lord, if monsters such as this should find their way to my little corner of the world on my watch, then help me to sweep those bastards from the ramparts, because doing that is good, and right, and just.
And if in this I should fall, let me be found atop a pile of brass, behind the wall I made of their corpses.

Go read the whole thing here.

Die with your boots on...


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How's that Global Warming Thing working out for you now?

POLITICO Breaking News:
The House has canceled all votes for the week due to the latest snowstorm.

yeah...that's what I thought....

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Weather Down Here...


We've had non-stop rain for 2 days, not cold enough for snow, just cold enough to make it freakin' miserable. With wind gusts up to 85mph overnight and pouring down rain...makes for really sucky weather.

I live out in the sticks, so to speak and the county hasn't done any maintenance on the road I live on since I moved out there 6 years ago.

Now during monsoon season, usually July- August we get alot of rain, but I have never seen the accumulation of water like I have over the last couple of days. There's mini lakes where there normally isn't even a puddle. in fact our usual lake sized water holes in the road are even more massive than usual. I almost didn't make it out to work this morning...that with a 4-wheel drive pickup truck.... Yeah...

So last night the county just west of us, Pima county had a Tornado warning going on...highly unusual here.

And to top it off, looks like we may have the snow line drop to between 3,000 to 4,000 ft. this afternoon. So our snow day will actually be on my day off...grrrrr. A guy can't catch a break.

So, luckily my roof is still intact and looks like we're gonna get snow today sometime.

Maybe I'll be able to have a snowman in my front yard when I get home today...hehehe.

Well, I hope anyways, it would be nice to have some positive aspect to this crappy weather.

Mjolnir out.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Do as I Say, Not as I do....

Anti-Gun Senator Shoots Intruder

Long time Anti-Gun Advocate State Senator R.C. Soles, 74, shot one of two intruders at his home just outside Tabor City, N.C. About 5 p.m. Sunday, the prosecutor for the politician's home county said.

The victim, Kyle Blackburn, was taken to a South Carolina hospital, but the injuries were not reported to be life-threatening, according to Rex Gore, district attorney for Columbus, Bladen andBrunswick counties..

The State Bureau of Investigation and Columbus County Sheriff's Department are investigating the shooting, Gore said. Soles, who was not arrested,declined to discuss the incident Sunday evening.

"I am not in a position to talk to you," Soles said by telephone. "I'm right in the middle of an investigation."

The Senator, who has made a career of being against gun ownership for the general public, didn't hesitate to defend himself with his own gun when he believed he was in immediate danger and he was the victim.

In typical hypocritical liberal fashion, the "Do As I Say And Not As I Do" Anti-Gun Activist Lawmaker picked up his gun and took action in what apparently was a self-defense shooting. Why hypocritical you may ask? It is because his long legislative record shows that the actions that he took to protect his family, his own response to a dangerous life threatening situation, are actions that he feels ordinary citizens should not have if they were faced with an identical situation.

It has prompted some to ask if the Senator believes his life and personal safety is more valuable than yours or mine.
But, this is to be expected from those who believe they can run our lives, raise our kids, and protect our families better than we can.

So, the honorable Sen. Soles can defend his home...but us knuckledragging rednecks i.e. the unwashed masses aren't responsible enough to...


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yet Another Miscarriage of Justice...

I would say this story is unfuckingbelievable, but in light of the recent prosecution of our Navy Seals...I guess I shouldn't be surprised...

H/T: Pat Dollard for pointing me to this story

Military Prosecutors Withold Evidence; Army Ranger Goes to Prison for 25 Years for Shooting Al-Qaeda Operative

Basically, 1LT Behenna killed an Al-Qaeda operative by the name of Ali Mansur. He is sent to prison for murder...25 years. Unfuckingbelievable.

Go to the Defend Michael Behenna Website to read the rest of the story.
Do it. Be outraged. Seriously outraged.


Die with your boots on brothers...