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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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Morning Coffee #129


It's not a tale of two cities, more like a tale of two worlds.

Another school shooting, this time up in Washington state.

And then an article about an Oklahoma high school allowing seniors to submit pictures for the yearbook of them with their guns.

This is not a rant about the cultural differences between the coastal regions and "flyover country", although they are vast and obvious. It's more of a rant about how these two news stories were both printed at a nationally syndicated level.
There is a presupposition that allowing our children and young adults to even see a picture of a gun is "dangerous" and could "cause problems", and that this story is as nationally important as an actual school shooting.
In a sane world, the second article would never have made it into print.

This is why we will lose if we do not remain vigilant in our defense of our second amendment rights.

I would love to shove this information into the Eloi and Morlock mold, but it doesn't quite fit there, does it?


Among all the other news, an old soldier slips quietly away.

RIP CSM Robert Gallagher

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Night Drinkin' Post

Chillin' at the house. Man, that was a long week.

Time to snuggle up to a bottle of Jack.

and watch DaddyBear post Meatloaf song lyrics on Facebook. That guy is funny any day of the week...and twice on Sunday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's Quiet

...too quiet.


We got an absolutely gorgeous hotel in Indian Rocks Beach FL, and they upgraded my room to a fantastic suite right on the water because I'm a super platinum diamond elite member or something like that.

aaaand the internet connection sucked to the point of nonexistence.

Whatevs. We spent a couple days drinking beer out on the deck and watching the boats go in and out of the marina.

We'll get back home in a couple days.
Until then, I probably won't be able to get a Hump Day Rule 5 post put up.
So here's some boobs.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday morning sleep-in #108

The struggle goes on and on

Borepatch linked to a couple great articles HERE.

Reminded me of an interview I caught on the BBC while on the road last week.
They were talking with a young lady named Naomi Klein, who's most recent book, This Changes Everything, explains how capitalism is the root cause of global warming.

As soon as she said the only way to save our planet is through a "managed economy" I switched off. Literally, I tuned over to the country music station.

I spent twenty years of my life serving in the military. Sworn to obey the orders of those appointed over me; I put everything I had, including my life, on the line.
Now that part of my life is over. It's time for me to enjoy the fruits of my labors. The opportunity to live in a free country and all the benefits and obligations that go along with that.

Pshaw. I've got your "managed economy" right here...

Let me sing you the song of my people

On the road for Clearwater FL.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Morning Coffee #128

I guess I should be thankful I'm not having my Saturday morning coffee in some hotel somewhere.

Today is "catch up on laundry" day, then I'm back out the door tomorrow morning for another week of hotel-hopping excitement.

Sounds glamorous, doesn't it?


Friday, October 17, 2014

Ambivalence is Death

No one at the CDC is going to say publicly that Ebola has "gone airborne", not without a full spectrum of double-blind studies conducted over several months, using a myriad collection of lab animals including (but not limited to) chimps, mice, dogs, cats, rats, bunny rabbits and cockroaches.

And if the CDC is not going to say it's airborne, then no one in a position of authority in this country (i.e. our government) is going to say that Ebola has "gone airborne".

No one wants to be excoriated as the "Chicken Little" of the Ebola scare.
That is a fate worse than death.

Even worse than death by Ebola.

Suck it, you proles. We're all going to stick to the "official statement" while we strive mightily to not be the guy that gets pilloried as the one who "should have said something earlier" when the time comes.


I have far less fear of contracting Ebola, and the suffering which would be short-lived, than I do of the "programs" that this wholly inept and dishonest administration might be willing to implement under the guise of "safety." The suffering from which would go on for decades...

David T_____