Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet.

Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday morning sleep-in #101

Staying up near Panama City for the rest of the weekend.

Helluva drive up from Ellenton today yesterday. Holiday weekend don't'cha know...
Wasn't too bad until we hit I-10. At about mile marker 150, a car-carrier had caught fire...you can imagine the rest.
We had planned on a couple hours to tour the Panama City area before going to Aunt N and Uncle D's place for dinner, but we ended up just checking into the hotel and heading straight down to their "compound".

Bless their hearts. They're hardcore preppers.
Aunt N was an OR nurse for many years, so in addition to the usual suspects, (gun safe, a year of food, an isolated location) they've got medical equipment for a small field hospital in there.

Color me impressed.

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Today we'll be touring the area and looking for nice neighborhoods.

Mrs B's criteria:  Four bedrooms, nice kitchen, a good master bed/bath combo with a walk-in closet.

MSgt B's criteria:  If I can't have yardbirds running around outside, fuck that place. (a roof would be nice)


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday Morning Coffee #121

In the hotel in Ellenton, FL.

We drive up to Panama City in a bit, once I wash down this hangover with some lobby coffee.

We had dinner at a nice little place on the Manatee river, I can't even remember the name of it now. Only thing I know for sure was that it wasn't Woody's.

Ended up hanging around by the hotel pool with a guy I work with occasionally, sipping JD and getting schnockered.

Mrs B gets "drunk voice" really bad when she gets hammered. Wish I'd had a recorder.

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Senegal joins the Ebola Club

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I'm sorry.
I have no excuse for posting that.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Empty Promises

Listening to our president bloviating on the radio yesterday:

He went on about how the "separatists" in Ukraine were fully backed by Russia, to include actual Russian soldiers and armor invading the sovereign territory of Ukraine.
He sounded all tough and everything. A very impressive performance.

Until he was asked what action the U.S. would take...

His response was, (and I'm paraphrasing here) "You're on your own, bitches."

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Back in 1994, the Rooskies, Yankees and Limeys all sat down with Ukraine (the Ukies?) and made several important promises:

1) We respect your independence and sovereignty
2) We'll never use or threaten force, nor will we provide the weapons for that purpose
3) We'll never use economic force against you
4) If someone uses force against you, we'll all call on the UNSC to help you
5) We won't nuke your ass
6) If anything ever happens to call these promises into question, we'll all sit down together and sing Kumbayaaa.

...and they believed all that horse-hockey.

Har Har  What a bunch of rubes.

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You know, it reminds me...

'94 was when I learned my first lessons on world diplomacy. I was a young Airman on one of my first deployments in a third-world shit-hole, staring around me at the craptastic desolation and incredible stench of destitution and misery, I commented on the injustice of exploitation, etc, etc..

An old NCO said to me, "Son, these third-world countries are here to be exploited. If we're not doing the exploiting, someone else will. Now shut up and get back to work."

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

On The Road Again

Dragging the old lady down to Florida with me so we can stop in Panama City on the way home and get started on some house hunting.

Time once again to move.

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So we spent last night just fucking around on Facebook and BS-ing.

I tried to grab every offensive post Michael Z Williamson put on Facebook and share it on with other friends of mine.
I had to give up. It was just too much of a job for one man.

My hat is off to you sir.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hump Day Rule 5 - Maya Gabeira













A little less than a year ago, Maya damn near bought the farm surfing the big waves off Portugal.

The video is all in Portuguese, but well worth watching.




That's tough enough.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Time for some Horse-Trading

I just finished Orphanage and Orphan's Journey by Robert Buettner.

The only bad thing about that is that they're book 1 and 3 of a five-book series.

Orphanage
Orphan's Destiny
Orphan's Journey
Orphan's Alliance
Orphan's Triumph


Who's got the other three?
I have a whole pile of paperbacks available for trade. Science Fiction, Military Fiction, Murder Mysteries, etc, etc..
I will trade two-for-one for the remaining three books in Buettner's series.
Let me know, and I'll send you a list to choose from.

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P.S. - Yes, I know damn well I could just look them up on Amazon and have them on the way to me today, but where's the fun in that?

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P.P.S. - No. I don't trade any Mike Z., OldNFO, BRM, Anti-Soma, MHI or Brigid. Sorry. Those are keepers.

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