Monday, July 31, 2017

I'm offended


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Gender equality down under

Hit a woman?
That aint a woman.

This is old, but still relevant

From Clash Daily

Mr. Moore-

Good afternoon there sweetheart, I hope this finds you alive and well. You can thank our men and women of the armed forces for that, by the way, and that also includes us cowardly snipers. It seems you’ve found time between licking the jelly off your fingers and releasing your grasp of a bear claw to tweet some junk about snipers being cowards.

My buddies and I got a good laugh over the tweet, so I thank you. For a guy worth $50 million dollars, you sure have quite a bit to bitch and cry about. I guess like a moth to flame, you too gravitate towards things that are popular and in the moment — in this case it’s snipers. Too bad for you that your attempt at being relevant via your 70+ year old family experience has failed. It has only made you look dumber than a bag of hammers. Next time you should try something more original than going after snipers for one reason or another…that was so last month.

It’s typical of “men” like you to criticize the intestinal fortitude, focus, discipline and patriotism of a sniper. It must stem from an inferiority complex or something. But hey, it’s okay cupcake. We snipers are thick skinned and the efforts of world class turds such as yourself to portray us in a negative light only makes us laugh. If you and I were in the same room, I’d throw you a smile and gently pat you on the head knowing you’re nothing more than a mouth breathing, Crisco sweating waste of space not even worthy of being in the presence of a sniper. It’s almost funny how people like you preach things like ‘acceptance’ and ‘not passing judgement’ or ‘labeling people’, but then are the first to do so when a person is in some way dissimilar from you.

So tenderfoot, I leave you with this final thought: what if you found yourself in some sort of hostage situation where you were held at knife-point by some crazed person and they were dead set on making an example of you by bleeding you out on Hollywood Blvd in front of the world, and the only way out was with the precision aimed fire of a sniper? Would you want that coward to take the shot? Because knowing how you feel about snipers such as myself and your hatred of firearms, I’d probably drop the mag, roll the bolt and go get a Jack & Coke before helping you out.

Very Respectfully,
Sikes
Lard breath still manages to block a lot of sunlight. The leftist media seem to think he should be relevant and he is consulted on many things above his pay grade. No one ever seems to ask him things relevant to his walk of life, such as whether McDonalds or Burger King has the better mega size deal.
He needs to go back to Cuba and stay there. Maybe he can make it a mecca for disaffected actors and actresses. They can migrate to Havana, make movies there for distribution across the spectrum of socialist Latin America, and complain about how people in Caracas just don't understand the plight of the Hollywood expats.

Wait, what?

If you have ever wondered about the caliber of people working at places like FNN (P)MSNBC, SeeBS or the legacy print media, The answer may be here.
All is not bad news though, urinalists are better at coping with stress then bankers and business executives. My take is that if you are too dumb to understand the situation, it won't drive you nuts as it kills you.
So while you and I are figuring out how to stop the raging lion, the reporter is wondering why it doesn't like the steak he threw in the cage first.

I'm a seenager

I just discovered my age group!  I am a Seenager. (Senior teenager)

I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50-60 years later.

I don't have to go to school or work

I get an allowance every month.

I have my own pad.

I don't have a curfew.

I have a driver's license and my own car.

I have ID that gets me into bars and the wine store.  I like the wine store best.

The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant, they aren’t scared of anything, they have been blessed to live this long, why be scared?

And I don't have acne.

Life is Good!  Also, you will feel much more intelligent after reading this, if you are a Seenager.

Brains of older people are slow because they know so much.

People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains.

Scientists believe this also makes you hard of hearing as it puts pressure on your inner ear.

Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for.

It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.

SO THERE!!

They all are

Not to quibble with Breitbart, their headline; Democratic Congresswoman Rep. Barbara Lee, who accused President Donald Trump of “militarizing” the White House following his appointment of General John Kelly to White House Chief of Staff, has longstanding ties to communism, but all members of the democrat party have ties to communism. The communist platform is the democrats goal. Do they list every thing? No, Back 40 years ago when they were running Jimmuh, they had fewer of the items listed, but it was their direction and their purpose. Where Russia and China were swept by revolution, we will be taken incrementally.
Look how this country has shifted in the last two decades, the movement does not resemble a series of hills and valleys where republican control swings us back toward capitalism, instead they appear as either plateaus where there is no change, or the course continues to slope down but at a lower rate. Still down though.
We are not stopping communism because we are not fighting communism. Who do we send to Washington? Liars err lawyers who are easily bought and then become owned by the very people we sent them to Washington to oppose.
Communism has failed every where it has been tried. The only reason that these people want it is because it means more control and more wealth for the elite who would be in control. Most of the liberal states have been effectively disarmed. Illinois, California, New York, Maryland, all have strict gun control legislation that has effectively disarmed the people. The criminals though still have their guns and are using them effectively. Democrat governments don't care about criminals killing people, they care about an armed populace who could conceivable oppose them and their designs.
Lets keep in mind that Bernie Sanders is an outright communist. He ran on the democrat ticket, but his policies and ideas were almost identical to those of HiLlARy. If anything, he was less extreme, less incremental. Then, when the Clinton Machine managed to steal the nomination, they backed her.
John Bachtell is the national chairman of the Communist Party USA. He voted in the democrat primary in Illinois. Ask yourself why the leader of one political party is voting in another party's primary.
Barbara Lee is a piss ant. She has been an obstructionist both in congress and in our communities. She has protected JoAnne Deborah Byron aka Assata Shakur. She should be in prison, not representing Oakland and the 13th district... or maybe representing then in prison? That she has held public office since 1990, when she was elected to the California Assembly, speaks volumes about the people who elect her.
I would like to pack up a bunch of these ardent communists and ship them to Venezuela for five years. After they solve all of Maduro's problems, they can swim to Cuba and help Raul solve his, all the while leaving us the heck alone.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

John McInsane backstabbing conservatives for 30 years

One would think that a cancer diagnosis would inspire a come to Jesus moment, but that is not the case with North Vietnamese Air Ace John McCain. The blowhard K-Street lacky, fresh out of surgery, rushed back to Washington, not to help get rid of O-Bozo care, the health industry crippling cancer voted in by the communists, but rather he went to ensure it was safe.
With luck Arizona will be holding a special election this fall to select a replacement, hopefully one who loves this country more than the money that packed Johns "war" chest.
I have no love, not even a smidgen for Song Bird. The only benefit we would have reaped if he'd won in 2008 was that Arizona might have had a chance to elect a true conservative. His policies and actions in the White House would have been just as bad as Barry Soetoro's. Don't know how they could have been much worse.
I guess John has made his choice and will serve Satan until the very end.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Politics makes for some very strange bedfellows

Think about this, The demonicRATs are accusing President Trump of colluding with the Russians. There is no evidence so far of any such thing. The Russians have ties to John Podesta, HiLlARy's cam-pain chief. The Russians have also donated money to the Clinton Family Crime Fund. Illary was also backed by George Soros. George and the Rooskies are at odds because of his attempts to collapse the Ruble yet both are linked to Clinton.
Now, if that doesn't give you a head ache, wrap your mind around this, Russia has been the victim of quite a bit of islamic terrorism evangelism. One of the biggest sponsors of islamic terrorism is Iran. Russia and Iran are partnered together to help Asad in Syria.
Given the description of Gog and Magog in The Bible, I don't find this the least bit strange.
Understanding is the key, neither Russia nor Cankles are free and independent, they are both spawn of Satan as are islam and Darth Soros. We are fighting principalities and powers of darkness.
I am not saying that President Trump is perfect, an angel, or anointed by GOD. He may turn out to be just as demonic as Al Gore or Barry Soetoro. I cannot read his mind nor know his heart. I only see his actions. So far I am more pleased than displeased. He though never will be my Savior. I only ask GOD to bless him.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

What Happened?

Easily answered, but the real question is why did HiLlARy choose to omit the question mark?
All the polishing did not fool Americans. Sure we have an entire new generation of new voters who know next to nothing about the evil witch and her ways, but the simple fact is new voters tend strongly toward democraps in their first vote because of the external influences they experience in high school college and among their social fiends who are equally misguided. After getting a dose of reality, known as the real world or a job, they tend to wake up swiftly and say good bye to communism.
First time voters were never going to tip it for the cartel, sorry.
The rest of us remember her antics as worst lady. We all remember the stories about how she treated the Secret Service detail responsible for her and Worthless Willie, her pointless career in the Senate, and her terrible record as Secretary of Statism.
All the dead voters, all the illegal voters, and all the criminal shenanigans were not going to save her no matter how much money Russia or China funneled into her Criminal Foundation. Polish a turd, it's still Hillary Clinton.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nuff said

Lyin Ryan is now defending Mulears. Some might think this is a deflection, but Ryan aint that smart. Turnips might be.
Every one with a brain, by now, has seen what kind of team Commies bestus buddy is putting together. This is sedition, an attempt by the uniparty to take down a duly elected President. These people will stop at nothing to destroy this nation and implement their brand of despotism.

Tennessee child rapist receives slap on wrist

Trendell Ray Brady, 34, received an 80-year prison sentence without parole after being convicted of two counts of child rape, WVLT reported.
This hemorrhoid with ears raped and impregnated a ten year old girl, then did it again to her a year later. DNA test confirm the children are his, yet this POS attempted to blame his twin brother.
Does this girl not have parents who care?
That it happened once is bad. They should never have allowed it to happen a second time. If Tennessee doesn't have enough deep lakes, haul his sorry ass and an anchor to Michigan.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Cry me a river

An Okie teacher has taken to panhandling to raise money for her students. Teresa Danks has been standing out along an exit off interstate 44 with her sign. Aw. Poor lady. Oklahoma ranks 44th in the nation in terms of money spent on education. Oklahoma per-pupil expenditures were pegged at an average $9,075, well below the national average of $11,864. That's disastrous! Is it? Oklahoma also has a much lower cost of living, but they don't tell you that in their many articles.
Lets do a little math. Average class size in Oklahoma is 30 pupils. That's $272,250 bucks for her class room. They pay her $35,000 for her nine months of work or more than double what a lot of folks make. If she has an assistant, subtract another $35,000 for argument's sake, and the school still rakes in $200,000 for her one class.
The reporter noted that she raised $80 in a short time. If she did it in under four hours she should consider quitting teaching and panhandle full time. Most beggars do pretty good, I watched one guy while filing my truck a few months back. He averaged one donation a minute.If people gave him a buck, that is $60 an hour, but we all know when people roll down the window it is usually a ten or twenty.
Back to my point, average expenditures for school kids is $9075 in Oklahoma. By contrast, tuition books and fees at OSU-OKC are $5133.60. Say again? College is cheaper than public school? Sadly, yes. Our schools are tipping us off. We are paying through the nose and getting substandard product.
Frankly, Oklahoma does pretty good, Places like Chiraq or Lost Angel's hit below rock bottom. We won't mention about Disaster Central and the critters in the Swamp.
Our education system is a disaster in most places. Private schools give a better product, and at a fraction of the cost. If schools privatized, and teachers were allowed to operate from home, Tess could take 20 kids, charge $5,00 each, and have a budget of $100k to play with. She could either rent space, even if she paid $1,000 a month, that still leaves her with $88,000 to heap on her darlings.
Our schools are a money pit. The only answer I see for those high costs is funneling money to the communist party aparatus.
Our schools can and should do better. We have a right to demand better. Its time we demanded it.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A mooslime in the wood pile

Ever wonder what it wold be like if evolution happened and a mooslime successfully bred a goat? Not to another goat BTW. The resemblance to More-ham-mad is amazing!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sick

Shatara Armstrong has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a January arrest. She and four others were arrested for running a prostitution ring involving girls as young as 14.
This sorta reminded me of the Dime Girls Fiasco in McKinney Texas, I almost expected to see the same names, but this sort of problem is more wide spread than I thought.
They could have claimed they were just helping Teen Vogue readers better understand the physical functions of sex with out the embarrassment of classmates telling all.

If there were justice in the world

John McInsane would be made to seek treatment through the Veteran's Administration.
Then again, this could be more fake news to convince people he has a brain.
On the positive side, the tumor was small. On the negative side, it has consumed most of his brain cells.
No, I am not going to give him a break. When they inter him, they can have the Vietnamese Army perform the ceremony.

I blame Trump

An illegal alien who was ordered deported was so despondent about the state of affairs for illegals since Donald Trump became President that she decided to kill her anchor baby. Estela Ruiz-Gomez is charged with homicide by child neglect. Her mother, another illegal is charged with helping cover the crime.
Commenters at the article were going on about how legal abortions would keep this from happening. News flash: Abortion is still legal in South Carolina, and I'm sure planned Parenthood would have happily slaughtered it so that it wouldn't have ended up as garbage.

Alabama's Democrat Primary getting tough

The report so far is sketchy, no name, or even who is the actually campaigner, but Breitbart news had a report of a mad cow in Alabama. At this time it is unclear if it was Rosie or Hildabeast. To make matters worse, no word on which communist they were campaigning for.

*update* This was a real mad cow. NO, a cow, a bovine.Really!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Its a race!

As Me AGAIN Kelly continues her plunge over the ratings Niagra, Lyin Ryan says, Hold my beer. The louse of the House managed to keep his seat but that does not translate to any one outside his distract liking the moron. In spite of the deflection and misdirection by the enimedia, people are taking note of his piss poor ability to serve the voters.
Now, we all know he is owned by the big money interests, but we some how wish he worked for the people.
Too bad, so sad, We are stuck with him for another round. Maybe 2018 will see a stack of rinos getting new jobs. I pray he is one of them.
Don Surber is pretty hard on the pollsters, and for good reason. This may be more faux BS, or it might be he is actually lower than this. Time will tell, but most of us consider them  liberal rag anymore.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Where is rock bottom?

Looks like Me AGAIN Kelly is headed below it. At the rate she is falling, she will soon shatter the glass floor, or what ever the heck it is made of these days.
Keep going girl!

They still have cars in Paris?

According to Breitbart, there were almost 900 carbeques in Paris during President Trumps Visit for Bastille Day. Several years ago the news was full of stories about the looting and pillaging by the invaders. These days? Meh, old news.
This is the situation we will face if President Trump is not allowed to get this invasion stopped. Since Hawaii wants em, maybe, until the Supreme Injustices of the Court get this sorted out, we can send 100% of them to the Hog infested Big Island. I'd send them every thing, including the ones who have been "settled" in mid America.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Something to ponder

Civil War II Checklist (1997)
    1. Ethnic/racial classification on government documents. “Every time you see a blank for your ethnic group on a form, think Civil War II.”
    2. “If illegal aliens are allowed to vote, even in local elections, it will be another unmistakable signal that American citizenship, and therefore America itself, is finished.” Think Colorado and Virginia
    3. “The abolition of the right to bear arms.” Think California and Illinois
    4. “Watch for racially split juries.”
    5. “Watch for the military to assume police duties.” Or the militarization of police departments.
    6. “Watch for the establishment of an elite military force outside the chain of command of the regular military to serve as an internal counterinsurgency force.” Think the FBI hostage rescue that murdered Lavoy Finicum
    7. “Watch for Washington D.C. to increasingly resemble the capital of some banana republic under siege by revolutionaries and mobs. Specifically, watch for riots in Washington D.C. to grow in scope until they menace the White House and the Congress.”
    8. “Resegregation: Watch for Africans and other minorities demanding, and often getting, separate facilities for themselves, another clear sign that they’re continuing to reject co-option.”
    9. “Watch for further replacement of individual rights by group rights”
    From HERE
My two cents.

Something WRONG with Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue recently featured an article by Gigi Engle titled “Anal Sex: What You Need to Know” but it fell far short of the facts about packin the fudge.
Anal sex is one of the riskiest acts a person can engage in. Our butts do not lubricate in the way a woman's vagina does, simply put, it was not designed by GOD to be used for sex. If the CDC can figure out it is risky, why is a periodical targeting teens promoting it?
I'll admit, I know nothing about anal sex. I've never been in prison, the Navy, or San Franfreakshow, and considering how my ass feels after taking a healthy shit, I have no desire to find out what I'm missing.
Why teach this garbage to young girls? They should be learning how to tell guys no and mean it. As Denny so often says, be smart, get an education and a job before starting a family. Feminists want to empower young women, so why feed them this degrading trash? Short answer, women who complete college and move in to the work force tend to vote conservative as the progression of career and family intertwine. Ones who get pregnant, drop out of school and become dependent on the state invariably vote for socialists.
I guess this is all part of the liberal self destruction. Doing the devil's work.

A brief moment of sanity for Howard?

Scream queen Dean hit it on the head in comments on Saturday's AM Joy. Dean said, "They’re not speaking up for the country. They’re speaking up for themselves." and also added “I find the Republican Party to be morally bankrupt. They don’t give a damn about their constituents, they just care about their donors"
 Well, I'll be darned, I do believe he pegged the Uniparty "R"s in Washington perfectly.
If our representatives were truly representing us, the people whose votes sent them to the Swamp, the PPACA aka obama care would have been repealed in January. Instead, the muslim apologist in chief's namesake lingers on like the stench of a rotten carp.
At this point in time, I will be shocked if this session of Congress does anything about it other than talk and complain. We don't need repeal and replace, we need repeal and shut the heck up.
I would say kick it back to the states, but what would happen is that some states would implement basically loco versions of barry care, it would fail as massively as the national version is doing whereupon the people who got shit on would mobilize, move to states that avoided the stoopid, vote in commies like what infest California and New York who would then plunder another States people.
Maybe we should implement birthright citizenship at the state level, no matter where you live or for how long, you vote in the state you were born in, or the state you came of age in.
That would keep the crazies from ruining places like Texas, return Colorado to near sanity, and allow Commiefornians to flee to safer ground with out risk of spreading the insanity.
Course, I'd be back voting in Minnesota, but Kansas doesn't need my vote to stay conservative.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Yondering

I had lunch today with a friend. We get together every week or so at noon. Today it was his favorite place, Taco Bell. This guy is a bit older, 73, and a Vietnam veteran.
While we were talking, conversation shifted to another mutual acquaintance. My friend had been to this guy's office earlier. That fellow too is a vet. My friend asked if I'd ever inquired about this fellow's service. I had, he'd been a Marine, and when I asked what he did, he said, oh, I was just an embassy guard.
Well, his story to my friend was just a tad different. Yes, he'd been an embassy guard. No, not the one in Tehran. He was in Saigon when it fell.
His job had been control of the crowds when they were loading the choppers, and at one point, when the bird was full, he waved at the pilot and told him "Go!" The pilot said no, you get on, this is the last bird. Well, this guy took a hard look, the bird was packed with mostly children and women, and in order for him to board, it would have meant kicking some of them off. This guy just wasn't going to do that. He was confident they would send more birds.
Several hours later, reality dawned as he realized no more birds were coming. Orders arrived to abandon the embassy. There were still twenty Marines on the grounds, so this guy being the highest ranking, organized them and they set off for Cambodia, then on to Thailand. Eventually he located his unit and reported to his commander. What did the commander do? Chewed his ass for deserting his post.
Go figger.
I understand his glib answer to me, some folks just do not understand. I do, now, that fat old guy was one tuff mudder. Probably still is. He does wood work these days, intricate detail, stuff that would make people cry, and it is Christian and Patriotic. Not what you expect from America's best? I know a former sniper who does needle point.

What? No crime stoppers reward?

Mubashra Uddin a splodydope from Chiraq murdered her new born daughter in November of 2015. This mother of the year gave birth at home in bed next to her sleeping sister, then took the child and tossed it like garbage, out an 8th floor window. I guess we could say she saved the girl from a life of hell under islam, or as my headline implies, kept her from becoming an islamic terrorist.
Mom though got her charges reduced, and instead of murder, pled to involuntary manslaughter. To give you an idea of what life is worth in Chicago, the judge sentenced her to probation.
Aw da poor widdle gurl, she grew up in a hell hole of a house. I don't disagree with that, any muzzie existence is shit especially for women and sheep.

Including the victims

Betsy DeVos is meeting with several victim's groups involved with the Campus rape debacle created by Barry Soetoro's Title IX. The mismanagement by the feral government has created two sets of victims, one of them publicly and maliciously shamed, the other whose name can never be reported.
A friend of mine is a single father. he had two daughters living with him, one a teenager. By some chance, he rented an apartment close to campus. It wasn't long after that he met a gal, college age, but not a student, in need of some help. Her story was that she'd gotten drunk one night and taken advantage of, in her words, raped. My friend told her that when she was out drinking, to just come by his place rather than risk a dui or bad situation. Several times she called him and he would go to one of the bars and escort her to his place.
One Friday night, she didn't call, and on Sunday, we learned she'd been raped again. Another guy we knew got in the picture, he claimed he'd been at the bar she was at, and according to him she was the aggressor, not the victim. By that point she was living with my friend. Well, management had a problem with that and told him there was an occupancy limit and since she was not a relative, she had to go. He gave her an ultimatum, and on the night she was supposed to move out, he went bar hopping with his girl friend.
At one of the bars he ran in to the cousin of the gal he'd told to move. She was drunk as a skunk, so he called the ex freeloader and asked her to come drive her cousin home.
When he got home late that night, the drunk gal was passed out on his couch. She was partially undressed, so he dumped a blanket on her and went to bed.
The next morning, she was gone. Some time around midmorning, the cops raided his apartment. The drunk claimed she was raped that night by him. They did a thorough search and came away with not much. They seized the blanket he'd dumped on her as well as the couch cover as evidence. Later a CSI came over and did a full black light scan of the living room and his bed room.
I heard later that no evidence of sex was found on her, no semen, no secretions to indicate she' had intercourse, but since she was partly undressed, and btw, her cousin stated that she had removed the cloths because there was beer spilled on them, she claimed she was raped.
People who'd been at the bar stated that she tried to undress him in the bar in front of his girlfriend. In spite of all this, he was repeatedly called to the police station for questioning. eventually he lawyered up, but they kept coming and picking him up for further questioning.
He got off lucky. There are many men who have lost a lot more because some gal could not handle her beer.
I'm not saying rapes like that don't happen, but when the guy is just as drunk, the cops should toss the report unless there is credible evidence that it was indeed against her will.
There are a lot of very public case where there was no rape, cases like the duke Lacrosse scandal. In cases like that where evidence clearly show no rape happened, the accuser should be charged with a false report. very victim of rape deserves to be taken seriously, but when a supposed victim is revealed to not be a victim, but a false accuser? That is a crime we need to stop.
For me, when I see a "Victims" group up in arms about her meeting with victims of bad policy s well, it says to me that they are less credible than CNN.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Yondering

When I joined the military, I was a skinny kid. Not exactly sure what I weighed at my induction, but when I got married a year later I had to undergo a physical and they listed my weight then as 137 lbs. I was just over 6-3. Yup, a walking Majdanek survivor.
I was healthy though, and I ate well, believe me, very well. When my metabolism slowed at about age thirty, I packed on weight. Lots of weight. I was active. I'd worked on the farm, and then in construction after dad retired. Physical stuff, and we went long hours.
Any way, after I got on active duty, I was assigned to an armor unit at Ft Riley, the main reason I'm called a Kansas redneck not a Minnesota redneck. I'd been there a couple of months when they put a road march on the training roster. To tread heads, that meant going for a ride down range in 60 tons of malfunctioning metal. WRONG, this was going to be sixteen miles hoofing it, over hill over dale, Hey, some one help Dale before he gets trampled any worse.
Being I was the unit commo guy, guess who was going to be humping the PRC-77? I was also the unit Guidon bearer, fun times. Now, tankers don't have much need for small arms, most of the guys in the company only carried a 1911 and one guy in each tank had a grease gun. Me? A 203. I should be glad we left the crew served stuff in the arms room. This weight is starting to get serious, plus this was in summer, and we were going in full MOPP gear. I don't remember what our rucks were supposed to weigh, change of uniform, mess kit and a few other assorted items,maybe 40 lbs. I'd love to say it was 80 lb rucks, but I'd be a liar. The PRC with battery was close to 20 lbs, and I carried at least two spares. This was starting to get up there for a 135 lb split rail.
Well, off we went. Some where just past mid point, we stopped for lunch. As I recall, the mess sent out sandwiches and apples. All of us had pogie bait, and I had a six pack of Coke. They did a foot inspection, Battalion medics were kept busy applying bandages, lancing blisters, and making sure every one had plenty to drink. In my guard days most of us had metal canteens so we could have booze. Not here, although a few of the guys could have used a stiff one.
Once we got back to marching,  the CO decided that a little running with that guidon would do wonders for morale. He wasn't going to be the one running though, you can bet on that. The CO was a Texas A&M grad. He'd played football for them, I don't think he started, just on the roster, but he was in fair enough shape. No, it was the skinny kid with the three pack a day habbit who was gonna boost morale. Let me tell you, an Armor Company spaced out in standard road march configuration stretches for just a few yards. We had close to 80 men, and spaced out and staggered, is close to a quarter mile. That's OK on the trip down the line, they are coming at you so he first leg goes rather quickly. That return trip is a little longer. Plus, I was expected to keep the guidon above my head, spinning it like a helicopter.
After I'd made a trip, the CO's driver took it for a lap. Several of the NCO's also made the journey, but by that point, most of the DATs were feeling a little worse for wear. Still, the CO kept rallying us. Had to look sharp for the Battalion CO if he decided to make a tour.
At some point in there they hit us with CS. It wasn't bad, since Kansas on a still day has winds in excess of 5mph, it was a minor inconvenience. We still had to keep the dang masks and gloves on until they deconned us at the RP. Then it was in the deuce and a halfs back to the unit.
When we got back, almost every one was at the point of dropping. It had been hot, none of them were used to walking, and certainly not in full gear. The CO made a couple of passes through, then headed to his office. The rest of us had to clean our weapons and masks, then turn hem back in. They also had the medics there looking at every one's feet. most of the soldiers switched in to shower shoes. I had to return the radio to the commo shop on top of all that, so didn't bother with switching. I hated shower shoes any way so just stuck to the boots.
Pretty soon, its Hey Jeremy, go check with third platoon, not all their weapons are in. Up the stairs I went. Then it was hey Jeremy, first platoon hasn't turned in their protective masks. I think at that point I was the only one physically moving unless forced to.
Then the first shirt asked me to get a head count from the platoons, some of the guys had gone to the TMC for additional treatment. When I returned to the 1SG with the report, he motioned me to go in to the CO with it. He had his boots off and was treating his poor feet. I walked in tot the CO's office, and he had two trash cans full of ice that he'd plopped his feet in. Acted like I'd caught him selling pot to grade school kids. When he saw I still had my cruit boots on, his attitude got even worse. He yelled at Top who yelled at the medics who came in and demanded I remove my boots for a blister check. What the heck? This is mandatory? Yes, how did you miss that? I was returning the radio to the commo shop. My feet were fine. I was the only one in the company with out any blisters. For all his bravado, the CO had a ton of em.
My explanation? I walk a lot and I enjoyed walking. Whether hunting or just being in nature, putting one foot in front of the other was something I did a lot of.
When I PCSed to Germany a year later, I walked a lot there. One one occasion I walked from Ramstein to Eselfurth, then back to base. Another time it was Kusel. Caught the bus back from that one.
I still like to walk. My weight has doubled, one of my knees has gone bad, but it is something I enjoy, a chance for peace and quiet, alone with nature and my evil inner thoughts. Running? Meh. It was ok when I was young.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shaping up for a showdown in Alabama

With President Trump's choice of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the uniparty seized on the opportunity to install the never Trumper Big Lying Luther Strange to fill his seat, and for the last few months he has been ever the obedient party hack in Washington. Things are shaping up for a fight though as voters prepare to cast ballots in the primary which will thin the ranks. Essentially the three choices are; 1. Judge Roy Moore who has been regularly chosen by the good people of Alabama only to see their vote tossed to the wind by an establishment judge or the feral persuasion. 2. Mo Brooks who went from being a Cruz supporter to a Trump fanatic. Mo is a solid candidate, and would also make a great Senator. 3. Luther Strange who was appointed by Governor Bentley.
While Mo Brooks is a great choice and would be a good addition to the Senate, he already holds a House seat, so a win by him means another election, and another chance for a never trumper to slither in.
From my porch, the best choice for Alabama and the nation is Judge Moore. He isn't the type to get taken in by the swamp rats in Washington, and it keeps two slots solidly in the Trump camp.
Then, Luther Strange can go back to being a festering boil on the uniparty bench.

Yondering

Back in about 1993, I was returning from Topeka with my brother-in-law. We were in his Ford truck, and it was a driving rain storm. We had reached an are that even now is a cell phone dead zone, when we saw a Chevy truck stalled on the opposite side.
Jim swung a U-turn and pulled up behind the pickup. The drive got out, and as he was walking back to us, we noticed a bumper sticker in his rear window that read "I'd rather push a Chevy than drive  Ford".
Jim cracked his window, said "have fun pushing your Chevy", backed up and drove away.
After hearing that story, his older sister, not my ex-wife, got him a ball cap that read "Fiends don't let Friend drive Fords".

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A serious WTF?

Officials in Huntsville Texas are reporting that razor blades were found embedded in children's equipment at two parks in the city. The sabotage was discovered by City workers on July 6th and there have been no reports of injuries associated with the incidents.
This is a head scratcher for me, do they inspect the equipment every day, or is there a schedule for such inspections? On the surface, it is either a miracle that no child was injured, or parents were tipped off to keep kids away. The incidents happened at Emancipation Park on Martin Luther King, and Boettcher Mill Park on Boettcher Mill Rd. They  are approximately a mile apart, with the Huntsville unit roughly in the middle.
Whether pure luck or pure BS, this is pure evil.
*update*

There was also an incident in Festus MO where razor blades were found on shopping carts at Walmart. My initial suspicion is that they are too close together to be a copy cat, so possibly a coordinated attack? One person was hurt in Festus, store personnel found a second cart.

Just like cancer

many people have experienced the shock of a cancer diagnosis. As soon as you learn, you begin searching for a specialist who has success in treating the specific type you have, then its off to the hospital for rounds of Chemo, radiation and surgery. If you are lucky, the diagnosis will be that they got it. Then come the follow ups. Why? because just a few cells left in the body will multiply, spread and manifest itself again. When that happens, it can spread to new areas. manifest new symptoms, and be harder to eradicate.
Well, America had cancer of a different sort. The first attempt at surgery in 2012 was unsuccessful. A lot of pockets of bad cells were eliminated, but the main growth remained. In 2016 the main growth was finally removed. But, a lot of pockets of bad shit were still there, still a new lease on life seemed to be on the horizon.
Well, the cancer is back.
OK, bad analogy, doesn't change the fact that Barry Soetoro is again polluting the air waves, hanging on like a cancer. The good news is he may be as toxic for communist candidates post Presiduncy as he was in 2010 and 2014. Throw in the gift of HiLlARy and we may see an even bigger margin. All people need to do is keep hammering the message that these people represent the problem, and as long as they are the face of the democrats, the problem isn't going away.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Prayers for the families

A U.S.M.C. C-130 tanker has crashed in Mississippi. It appears there are no survivors. The plane went down around 4p.m. and it is being reported that it had some kind of structural failure.

Still toxic

Hard to believe it has been a year and a half since the black lies matter movement swarmed the campus in Missouri. The fallout from that debacle continues today as enrollment has fallen a whopping 35%.
Whether that will translate to a similar result in places like Bezerkly and Evergreenie remains to be seen. Enrollment was already falling off last year in the immediate after math of the events as parents and savvy students realized that being a socialist just ASS whore didn't have much future.
The take over is not the problem, the universities reaction is what was toxic. That they caved immediately to the demands of their football team, people who with out pro sports would only have made it to college as garbage handlers, is the crux of the problem. When you reward terrorism, you get more terrorism.

Cut em loose

Puerto Rico (stands for Racketeer Influenced criminal Organization) is pushing for statehood. IN 2012 they voted 61% in favor, and after a vote again they are pushing for it even more.
If it became a state, they would instantly be bankrupt. It was only Barry's bail out that kept them solvent, and if you weren't aware, it was Bain Capital, Mitt Rino's group that was to run that fiasco.
What we really should do, in the best interests of the United States, is grant them independence instead. They have been a burden on the American tax payer long enough. Offer the people a choice, if they want to be United States Citizens, they can come here on their own dollar and live.
Then, after a year, begin cleaning house, any one born in Puerto Rico with a felony record, or long misdemeanor record gets stripped of their U.S. Citizenship and sent back.
Am I mean? Yup. For decades they have been a welfare island. Most of the people who have jobs are government workers. Time to write it off as a bad investment.
Hell, we could make money on th deal and sell it to Cuba on credit.

OK, one cnn meme

For the reason, go here.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Yondering

I spent two years stationed in Germany. I lucked out and got assigned to an ADA maintenance detachment stationed on an Air Base. Got to see what the good life really was. Being Army we had to be up before the crack of Dawn and out doing PT. The Air Force finally said enough, and we got booted off base. Wound up at a place called Pirmasens. Not a bad place if you don't mind getting assaulted by you're-a-peon green party communist hacks.
We had a fellow in the unit whom I will call Mike. Mike's job was receiving and distributing parts. Since we repaired Vulcan ADA guns and Chaparral  missile launchers, he was busy.
One morning, Mike was busy doing inventory on a pallet of parts that had just been delivered. The pallets normally contained a 44x44 box about two feet high. That box would have a hundred or more bags or boxes of small parts, and if something was a critical piece for a down system, they needed that NOW. I was standing with a couple of the Vulcan repairmen BSing, when a group came traipsing through between us and Mike. I wasn't really paying attention, but some one in that group reached out and swatted Mike on his butt.
Mike jumped up, grabbed his ass, and began looking frantically about.
Me, "Hey Mike, whats up?"
Mike, "Some faggot just slapped me on the ass!"
Me, "Don't worry about it, if they were gay, they'd have given it a big old squeeze."
After glancing around, Mike went back to digging through the box. Not ten seconds later, some one else walked past and gave his butt a hard squeeze.
Mike stood erect, grabbed his ass and with out so much as a glance around, sprinted for the barracks. Our barracks were old German ones, and if you are not familiar with German locks,  they take a key on either side. Unlike American locks, if you leave the key in and turned, no one can use another key to get in. All our barracks rooms were master keyed, and the charge Quarters could get in to any body's room in the building. Well, Mike made sure no one was coming in to his room.
As it happened, our CO was on leave. The only officer at the unit was a crusty old CW-4 with a bad temper, and an evil sense of humor. The chief grabbed a chair and parked right outside Mikes door, and like a hostage negotiator began coaxing poor Mike, reassuring himand finally got him to come out of his room. Sanding there in the empty hall, the chief reassuringly patted him on th shoulder and said, "Mike, there are no queers in this unit, you have my word on that.... Its just, well, you have a cute ass."
Didn't see Mike for four days. His room didn't have a latrine, and I sat CQ duty for two of those nights. My family was stateside, and for fifty bucks I was willing to pull night shift on Friday and Saturday. Especially with what happened to Mike.
Mike crept out on Monday, made a bee line to the CO and demanded a transfer to any where on the planet. Didn't get it, and after that, we had every body on the Kaserne blowing him kisses.

Russia meddles in another election

The Russian meddling in the 2020 election is already under way.
Amazing that in the same week in which Putin denied meddling in the last election his minions are caught red handed meddling in the next one.

Another pit bull mauling

This time a seven year old child survived an attack by a pit bull mix. When was the last time a kid just walking down the street got attacked by a chihuahua? or for that matter a Labrador retriever? This is on video. I wish we had a better angle so we could know what transpired earlier.
In any case, the dog should be put down. My money says they will rehome it instead of doing what is right.

Anybody else having problems with Fox News?

I went to Fox this morning to see what they were reporting. It was nearly impossible to scroll down through their page because of an ad for chocolategroupies. I would scroll past, and the page would pull right back up to the ad. I managed to click on a story I wanted, and again, that blasted ad.
I was able to copy and paste the article to my word processor and read it, but what a pain! I did that with several stories. This is the first time in quite a while I have read faux, has any one else experienced this?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hey Denny

Any faxes from Babs lately?

Everybody is becoming paranoid

OK, not Everybody, just the folks who spent the last eight years getting away with stuff that was criminal at best, treasonous stuff like colluding with other entities to undermine American culture, American industry, and American finance. As soon as the votes were tallied in November, these idiots knew the game was up. Since they didn't have enough socked away to buy an island in the Caribbean like some of worthless Willies fiends, they decided to undermine the new administration. Possibly this was their own idea, but based on how coordinated and wide spread it has been, my money is on conspiracy.
Now we learn that the conspirators are becoming paranoid. Aint that a shame? If they spend all their time looking over their shoulders,they might wander in to traffic and get smashed. For the last six months we have witnessed how the CLAMS have colluded to undermine the Trump administration. Their lies are exposed as fast as they tell them, so the only ones who are believing this garbage are people who get their news from a single source. By that I mean the media in general, since the interweavings of print and cable media are so numerous that they might as well be Siamese twins. The irony is that every day on nearly every story they inadvertently let  kernel of truth fall out that glaringly point to the back story.
So many of these stories have come from deeply planted agent provocateurs put in place during previous uniparty administrations. Meant to bring down President Trump, they now threaten to bring down the criminal uniparty handlers who have bought our politicians.
One part of me hopes the paranoia drives a bunch of them to suicide, but I really hope they get caught, and that Jeff Sessions' visit to GITMO is in preparation for getting them the help they need. Cuba, after all, has free medical.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Employers take note

The interim provost at Evergreen is asking faculty to go easy on students who took part in the recent violence that shut down the campus. My opinion is that the only thing a degree from that mad how qualifies for is trash collector at a fast food joint...... Late shift.
People should be going to a University to learn something, instead we are getting animals lacking civility. Time to pull the plug on Never Green and a few of the other socialist Just Ass mills.

Speaks volumes

An illegal invader stabbed her husband and four of her five children to death in the middle of the night and seriously injuring the fifth child.
Isabel Martinez, an illegal alien with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer is being held in Gwinnett County.
What does it say about life in Mexico that some one would rather spend the rest of their life on death row instead of returning?
Lamstream media initially reported this as a Georgia woman,  showing the lengths that the CLAMs will go to deceive us.
I'm sure the Corrupt News Network would spin this as being caused by President Trumpand renew calls for his impeachment because immigration enforcement is causing people to die!

Lets say Russia really did meddle in our election

Prior to November 7th, the meme was there was no way Russia could hack our election, but as soon as it became clear that Illary lost, BANG, Russia hacked the election. You can be sure that no foreign power could have hacked the election results unless they had control of the people who possessed the voting machines and counted the votes. Electronic machines are not connected to the internet, and with poll observers, irregularities usually get reported. Not always the case, but hey!
That does not mean that foreign powers didn't meddle in the election, those are entirely different things. I at the moment am leaning toward the possibility that Russian meddling during the campaign may have swung the election for President Trump, but let me be clear, that was not the intended outcome. I'll say that again, it was not what Putin would have wanted.
Back in 2000 China funneled a bit of currency into the pockets of Reverend Al Gore of the church of global warming. At the end of that election, our outgoing disgrace of a president and his crooked wife began using The William J. Clinton Foundation to funnel money from foreign groups ostensibly for world wide charity initiatives, ask the people of Haiti about that. It is under that umbrella that the Clinton Global Initiative resides.
Russia has donated millions to this "charity" and in return has some how managed to gain control, through front companies of a small percentage of United States uranium reserves. HiLlARy's campaign chair, John Podesta was also deeply connected. The main result of this was that there were no serious challengers to Cankles except independent communist, Bernie Sanders. Bernie put up a good show, but the collusion between the DNC and the Clinton camp coupled with undermining at every turn made the party nomination impossible to overcome. It's hard to beat a stacked deck, harder still when the rules don't fit the game and change and change.
When the primaries kicked off, the apparent election competition was going to be between the Bitch of Benghazi and Kudzu, the shrub from Florida. Yes, the republican ranks were full of second and third string talent, the sort that made Jebito look plausible. This was a matchup worthy of the WWE, fake as all get out, the sort of stuff that has voters turning out in record low numbers.
As I see it, at that point Russia had skin in the game. They had "invested" money in the CGI and were counting on a nice payday if queen Clinton was crowned. Something they lost out on after Barry had an open mic incident while speaking to their guy in Washington.
So, as I see it, Russia meddled, their ploy failed, and the dems were stuck with a candidate who was not up to the task. Almost like the San Franfreakshow 69ers with Colon Krappernick.
Russia got foiled, Hillary got schlonged, and America got it's first conservative President in 28 years.
Thanks Vlad.
Update: It's a two way street.

Frightening

The TSA regularly inspects security at the nation's airports. Mineapolis St. Paul failed with a whopping 95% failure rate. The tests were halted when the security failed to detect 17 of 18 banned items. That is NOT good.
What makes it far far worse is that the region is a hotbed for jihadists. There have been numerous reports of people from the Somali community traveling to the middle east to join ISIS. Many have been caught, but you can bet more than one made it through to finding out there are no virgins, and islam won't get you to paradise.
Now, who in their right mind wants to take a chance that  these scum won't eventually try another 9-11? With the jihad loving remarks of Linda So-sour, I suspect it won't be long.

A small donation

So what is President Trump doing with his money these days? Well, it seems he can spend if faster than a woman in Woolworth's. His first pay check for $78333.32 went straight to the National Park Service for preservation at Antietam aka Sharpsburg. Antietam was the site of the largest single day casualty count of the American Civil War. 22,717 dead wounded or missing, 12410 Union, 10,316 Confederate. The battle marked the end of Lee's first invasion of the North.
If the significance of this is lost on you, both sides claimed it as a victory. Lee held the Union at bay in spite of their superior numbers, and the Unions failures to exploit several key advantages, while the Union was able to hold the field while the Confederates retreated across the Potomac.
In doing this , I sense a strong signal from President Trump that History is important, and that revisionist history and the destruction of monuments to Confederate leaders and veterans is not acceptable.
I don't agree with people running around waving the democrat rally flag of 1861, but that is their choice. We have so much revisionist history that most of the truth about the Civil war is unknown to most people. I believe that if most people knew the real truth about the Civil War and the events that led up to it, that they would find a better symbol to express their sentiments. Then again, lots of folks are proud of a grandfather who drank too much, abuse his wife and should have been hung in the town square.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

More jihad coming

Time to stock up on that Jihawg ammo, Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers of the what was supposed to be a solidarity march for the Hildabeast turned anti Trump march, is calling for jihad. Quoting the false prophet pedophile mohammad, Sarsour said: “A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad.” She then added: And I hope that we, when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts us from us that as a form of jihad, that we are struggling against tyrants and rulers, not only abroad in the Middle East or on the other side of the world, but here, in these United States of America, where you have fascists and white supremacists and Islamophobes reigning in the White House.
People need to understand that this is the hidden face of the communist party. They are controlled in part by arab money. The democrat party is about as anti-America as it is possible to get. Just because we have a President who loves America does not mean the battles are over. The jihadists and communists will continue to seek to destroy America. These people are spawn of Satan.

Stay there

Colon Crappernick is looking for more attention. Saying that Independence Day robbed his ancestors of their independence, he instead went "home" to Ghana. He spent the day at the site where African Alpha Males sold the beta males like Barry into slavery.
Chattel slavery is a black eye on our history. Not just for the United States, it started long before we were a nation, but on the world in general. The alternative was worse, far worse. I guess Colon would rather his ancestors had been slaughtered for sport by the mooslime invaders?
Survival of the fittest is the norm, its not evolution, it is just reality. It is often pointed out that war does not decide who is right but rather who is left. In nature, the slowest deer gets eaten and the fastest lion gets a meal... which makes him fat lazy and slow. Yeah, we as a nation are getting fat lazy and slow.
Since Colin hates this country that much, he should just stay in Ghana. I'm sure they have some one itching to start up an African league and he can be a star quarter back. Or he can join ISIS and get his ass blown to hell by the United States Marines. Hope he took his insignificant other with him.

Lohan?

A lot of Hollywood is in shock as star of Mean Girls, Lindsay Lohan has come out in support of President Trump. I don't think Lohan is a serious conservative although I could be wrong, what she appears to me to be is a Patriotic American. She sees things through different eyes than I do, and her take on the plight of the folks in Syria is different than mine. Still, that she is willing to take the heat for showing support for our President is commendable.
Thanks Lindsay.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Missed oportunity

Barry's babies had their chance for a new record and almost did it. 2017 was the first 4 day 4th of July weekend since 2013 when they managed to eliminate 15 and wing an additional 63, but the benchmark was 2014 which ended with sixteen less, and 66 well ventilated and that in only three days.
Wednesday July 5th 2017 dawned with fifteen fatalities, two short of a new low, but they did manage to perforate a record 88. OK, give them credit, a new mark on the sad state of affairs in the society which lacks patriarchy, chalk it up to motherly love.
Liberals blame guns, but Chiraq has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. While nearly all the murders this year have been guns, they are inanimate objects. The problem is the human mind.
1. Most of the children in Chicago live in homes with out a father. Mothers are poor disciplinarians even though strong on love, but if you wanted the best, you would want them to have a chance, that means a disciplined upbringing.
2. Lack of opportunity. The culture of Chicago offers no possibility for advancement for these kids. There is no motivation to learn, they are raised on government money, mom rarely has a job, All they see is the government tit, and boys are not eligible. No one is getting rich in their neighborhood, nobody is starting a business, except maybe a street corner pharmacy, which btw is what leads to most of these deaths.
3. Hero zero. Who do these kids have to look up to? The success stories of the black community are vilified, whether we talk Ben Carson, Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes or Herman Cain. Many of the black athletes have such checkered records that it would be better if they were unknown.
4. Modern culture. A science of lies has consumed our schools. We are told we are not created in the image of GOD but rather mutated pool scum. We are told our lives do not matter, and right up to the moment of birth, our mother can have it snuffed out on a whim.
What else does it take to complete this recipe for disaster? Chicago is bad, but it is not alone. whether you want to look east or west or south, every major urban hub that is controlled by democrats is just as bad. Detoilet? Check. Baltimore? Check. New Orleans? Check, and the list goes on.
Well, Rham has one more feather for his resume if he wants to be the communist party candidate in 2020. What of anything can President Trump do? I'd say build a wall then air drop boxes of bullets and pistols. No need for long guns, this isn't Stalingrad.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Yondering

Having joined the National Guard in 1979, I had the rare privilege of serving with a handful of veterans from WW2 and Korea. Most of them were nearing retirement age, sixty is the cutoff for service in the Army in most cases. My first supervisor was one of those, he asked for and received a waiver to get past age sixty so he could retire.
Orv joined the military, a naive young farm kid from Minnesota and became an Army Signal Corps  specialist. He landed a dream assignment, Hawaii. No cold winters, no snow, just sand surf and sun. What could be better?
Well, the timing wasn't so good, The Japanese decided to bomb Pearl Harbor before Orv got  chance to see the sites of Honolulu. It was off to war for Orv and his friends, From Guadalcanal to the Philippines, and on and on it went. By the time Orv mustered out after VJ-Day, he was all too happy to return to the farm and Minnesota winters.
Well, life on the farm aint all laid back, Orv married, and began a family. Looking back, he realized that life in the military wasn't all that bad, he'd made rank, and a sergeant's pay was better than he was making with corn and cows plus the military had benefits for family such as free medical and housing.
So Odv reenlisted again drawing a choice assignment, Ft Ord California. Arriving in Frisco, he called to his new unit to inquire as to where he should meet the duty driver. Don't bother they said, just head for the docks, we are off to Korea.
Sad Sack and the Sarg had it better. By the time the cease fire was reached, Orv was kicking himself, "what was I thinking?" Back to the farm he went.
It wasn't too long though and Orv again remembered the better parts of his time in and the comradery of the service. This time though, he opted for the National Guard, serve closer to home, and work toward that retirement.
Orv had an MOS the military deemed critical though, and when things picked up among the Vietnam Advisory group, The Army looked at personnel available who were proficient with Morse Code, and dang if his name wasn't near the top of the pile. Orv got a jingle, and being he was a member of the Guard, he couldn't turn down their offer. It was off to another fun filled sun filled dream spot for Orv.
Orv did his time as requested, He wasn't in the jungle with the grunts, but his mission was just as important. Once again, Orv said enough is enough and got out.
Calendars are important in our lives, Orv looked at his a lot. He'd already put in a lot of time, and the chance to get his twenty and retire beckoned. Orv again headed to the Armory, and signed on the line. This time though, he was committed, he needed only six to retire, problem was, he was 55.
The Army is stupid, and they are dumb, but they aint as stupid, nor as dumb as we like to credit them with being, they took Orv back, they knew they might need him again. They were right.
Not long after I joined, a bunch of crazy jihadists took over our embassy in Tehran. We had weak kneed President, one almost as bad as the SCoaMF we just got rid of.
I remember coming in for drill one weekend to find the commo cage locked up. This was highly unusual, Orv was always there early, usually the first guy in the door. Well, I headed to the orderly room to find out what was going on, I was wet behind the ears and had no clue what to do.
"Hey Top, where's Orv?" (I used SSG and his last name)
Well that 1SG was out of his chair in a flash, "It is none of your business where Orv is, you only need worry about Private Jeremy." Hey, all he needed to say was Orv is gone for the weekend, He'll be back next month.
Six days later Operation Eagle Claw failed. No, Orv wasn't along on the mission, He was called up to provide back up communication in case the Iranians or Russians tried to jam our signals.
A few months later, Orv retired. He'd completed his twenty. He had not however completed his service to the United States Military. Retirees are subject to recall if and when the need arises. Orv's specialty, operating Morse key was a critical skill, but not one the military utilized much except when the fit hit the Shan. During the years after, it hit often. From Grenada to Panama Special Operations actions necessitated that men with Orv's skill set be on hand to receive and decipher the signals then pass that information on to higher.
Not long after enduring Freedom kicked off, I was back home and decided to pay Orv a visit. His wife answered the door, No, he wasn't home, wouldn't be for some time. He was at Ft McCoy Wisconsin relaying signals between our soldiers on the ground serving with the Northern alliance  and the air support they needed to win.
He told me later that when he reported, the commanded took one look at him and told him to just report in civies, the MP's would never buy seeing a frail old man in ACU's. It was eight hours on the radio, then slack time. Most of the guys who were called put in extra hours, not much of interest for an 80+ year old man to do at night in Wisconsin.
Orv wasn't the only WW2 vet I had the privilege of serving with. That Guard unit had several including both Platoon Sergeants. We were a Company minus, split between two towns. We had one infantry platoon and the weapons platoon, our Company part had the other two platoons of grunts.
Men like Orv were the caliber of people that stepped up eighty years ago. Sure, a lot of our men in uniform were drafted, 2/3 in fact of the men who served in WW2 were conscripts.
Contrary to the fiction of historical revisionists, Vietnam was not the same. Only 1/3 or them were draftees, and only a small number of the combat troops were drafted. It was all about attitude, and a guy who doesn't want to be there is gonna get other people, and possibly himself killed.
That guard unit was in fact, chuck full of prior service veterans. People think of the guard as weekend warriors, the kind of goofs portrayed in Rambo. When we went to summer camp in Colorado, we stacked more experience on the line than our regular army host unit.
Today, when you are watching the parades and fireworks shows, take a moment to think about all the people who have served this nation. Men like Orv who answered the call, reluctantly, but they answered, not like Worthless Willie who ran to Canada, or John Forgery did you know he was in Vietnam, Kerry who hurt himself and still got a purple heart for it. Think about them, and if you see one, say thanks.

Happy Independence Day


My personal preference is the five stanza version, but it seems more fitting to have one sung by the Army Band.


Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, Glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps:
His day is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal";
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

(Chorus)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
While God is marching on.

Monday, July 3, 2017

New layers

After our flock was decimated by the neighbor's rottie, we got new chicks as soon as Orscheln's started chick days in March. Eighteen in all, six each of Buff Orpingtons, Dominiques, and Production Reds which are a cross of Rhode Island Reds and New Hampshires.
They are now roaming the yard with the survivors. So far it looks like only one new rooster, gonna name him John Podesta since the other two are Bill Clinton and Anthony Weiner. If you've ever been around chickens, you know exactly why. Of the rest, one is definitely a hen.
We got our first confirmed egg from this batch last night, and another today.  All day yesterday they were tearing up the yard, we would hear cackling that resembled a HiLlARy stump and immediately a hen would be sprinting across the yard with three roosters in hot pursuit.
My photo doesn't do them justice, the two in the middle are less than a third the size of the other eggs. Still good eating, you just need more of them. When the old birds began laying I doubled my intake. I am back down to four at a sitting.
Several of the Reds don't like going in the coop because the roosters have an orgy at sundown. I had the same problem last year with the Buff Orpingtons. They took to roosting in the garage or the car port.
I feel a chocolate cake coming on.

What's with the Spratly Islands?

Once again we are hearing about the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The region is supposed to be Vietnamese and Philippine waters, with a few other assorted neighbors having claims, but China built an island on a reef during Barry's tenure. I guess when you lead with your head up your behind, no one takes you seriously.
The U.S. has no vital strategic interest, we hold no claims in the region, and other than disruption of trade with China's competitors, it would have no significant impact on us. The region though has oil and gas deposits which may prove substantial.
How does that involve us? Does it matter that if China starts drilling we won't get any? Is that the issue?
Not really, the issue is that if China starts drilling, then they won't need oil from Iran and Saudi Arabia. Any body care to do the math? Right now China is the major driving force behind the spike in oil prices we suffered. To us as consumers, that is bad, but to the people who drive policy and own most of the "free" world's politicians, that matters. If China develops good reserves, they won't be getting a cut, but more importantly, there will be a glut. That will cause prices to drop and that means less money pried from our fingers.
Yup, big bad oil. Just remember that while republicans get all the blame for big oil, Big Oil owns the democrats lock stock and barrel upon barrel.
One the flip side, President Trump is not owned or beholden to big oil. The problem though is that he is letting the military run their side of the show, and most of the military upper echelons were gutted under Barry and are now as much big oil pawns as Al Gore. When it comes to the military, little problems become big problems faster than mosques become vipers dens of satanism

Saturday, July 1, 2017

GOD bless Huh?



OK, chew me up and spit me out, it is liberal, or is that libel, as hell, but it is funny.