April 29, 2007

Striking Resemblance


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April 27, 2007

Before it's Too Late

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This example of the ultimate government boondoggle will not stop, even after someone gets killed.

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April 26, 2007

Peace in Our Time


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April 23, 2007

David Halberstam RIP

David Halberstam died in an auto wreck. I liked his work. I have read:

The Best and the Brightest (1972)
The Next Century (1991)
The Fifties (1993)
War in a Time of Peace (2001)


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April 22, 2007

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, I am gonna celebrate by taking my F250 out for a drive just for fun. Then I am going to come home and fire up the BBQ, eat some red meat, drink some beer, maybe shoot a squirrel or woodpecker or some creature just to show it who is boss. Crank up the AC and take a nap dreaming of other ways to consume as much as I can because I can.
After the nap, I think I will take my trusty .45 and shoot a few cans of freon to open that ozone hole and speed up my tan. Then for the finale I might just finish up with some Baby Penguins with Stufffing.........Yummy!

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Some Things Never Change

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This is a 1941 political cartoon drawn by Dr. Seuss. Kinda reminds you of democrat party today. Take sometime and scroll through some of the other ones. It just proves that some things never change.

HT: Possum Blog

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April 21, 2007

Keeping The Wolves at Bay

Common sense and a willingness to put the lives of humans and the protection of property first prompted this Catron County Ordinance. Now the Eco-terrorist want to sue the county. It appears they do not like residents and ranchers having the ability to defend themselves against wolf attacks. Especially since those wolves cost you the taxpayers about $900,000 dollars a piece. (not a typo) This is all part of that continued "Whats best for you" program that is rammed down the public throat at our own expense. If there is any question to the sanity or validity of such programs you will get treated like the Bad Little Children that we are.

It is almost Orwellian in conception and Stalinist in its myopic zeal to stick to a five year plan of failure and destruction.

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April 20, 2007

Self Reliance


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April 19, 2007

Boycott Nevada

Until Harry Reid is prosecuted under the Alien and Sedition act and is strung up along the Appian Way, I will not spend another nickel in Nevada, I hope you will follow suit.

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April 18, 2007

Feeding the Beast

Instead of giving the lowlife piece of crap all the publicity he wanted we should tie a cinder block to his feet and chuck him in the nearest river. End of story and move to protect the living and helping his victims.

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April 17, 2007

College Textbook

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This is for all you Gun Fearing Wussies, take moment and get an education!

These Folks Get it

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American Domicile

Not that it really matters much but I am going to very busy the next few months with a major renovation project here. Phase 1 is complete which is a electrical service upgrade. It passed inspection last friday, next comes demolition and reconstruction of the back of my house that includes removal of the office and laundry room. They will be enlarged and upgraded and the kitchen and dining room will be increased in size as well. This leads to sporadic internet connections and power interruptions. So I ain't dead...............

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Gun Free Zone = Free Fire Zone

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April 16, 2007

V Tech Shooting



Taken from HERE


Schools have a become a place where predators can attack with impunity and without a serious look at current laws and restrictions this will only continue.

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Students, Guns, and Safety

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April 15, 2007

Achmed The Dead Terrorist

From Sondra

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April 13, 2007

Top 10 Ways To Take Advantage Of Global Warming

Top 10 Ways To Take Advantage Of Global Warming

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April 12, 2007

It's About Time

A tribute to me...........

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April 10, 2007

Government Lie with a Purpose

Government Lie with a Purpose

Reality Bites

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April 05, 2007

Global Incident Map

Interesting Stuff

Scroll down the site, man do we live in a busy world.

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No Prisoners


Don't Tread On Me

"A senior American commander in the Gulf has said his men would have fired on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard rather than let themselves be taken hostage."

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I love the Brits, but they really have lost face on this one.

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April 04, 2007

The News


Everything I read in the news lately just seems to chap my ass. I am off the Elk Springs for awhile. I'll post when I get back.........

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Ahmadinejad releasing the hostages was a calculated move. This was nothng more than a vanguard action to test our mettle and resolve. He may be crazy, but he is no fool. He got all he needed out of this act of war and the round goes to him.............

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April 01, 2007

Sheep Dogs

I took this from Michael at Flight Pundit

To: Edwards, Jill
(student, UW)

Subject: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs

Miss Edwards, I read of your "student activity" regarding the proposed memorial to Col. Greg Boyington, USMC and a Medal of Honor winner. I suspect you will receive a bellyful of angry e-mails from conservative folks like me.

You may be too young to appreciate fully the sacrifices of generations of servicemen and servicewomen on whose shoulders you and your fellow students stand. I forgive you for the untutored ways of youth and your naiveté. It may be that you are, simply, a sheep. There's no dishonor in being a sheep -- as long as you know and accept what you are.

William J. Bennett, in a lecture to the United States Naval Academy November 24, 1997 said: "Most of the people in our society are sheep. They are kind, gentle, productive creatures who can only hurt one another by accident." We may well be in the most violent times in history, but violence is still remarkably rare. This is because most citizens are kind, decent people who are not capable of hurting each other, except by accident or under extreme provocation. They are sheep.

Then there are the wolves and the wolves feed on the sheep without mercy. Do you believe there are wolves out there who will feed on the flock without mercy? You had better believe it. There are evil men in this world and they are capable of evil deeds. The moment you forget that or pretend it is not so, you become a sheep. There is no safety in denial.

Then there are sheepdogs and I'm a sheepdog. I live to protect the flock and confront the wolf. If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen, a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath, a wolf. But what if you have a capacity for violence, and a deep love for your fellow citizens? What do you have then? A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the uncharted path. Someone who can walk into the heart of darkness, into the universal human phobia, and walk out unscathed.

We know that the sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. They can accept the fact that fires can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire exits throughout their kids' schools. But many of them are outraged at the idea of putting armed police in their kid's school. Our children are thousands of times more likely to be killed or seriously injured by school violence than fire, but the sheep's only response to the possibility of violence is denial. The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their child is just too hard, and so they chose the path of denial.

The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot, and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheep dog that intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic such as ours. Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn't tell them where to go, give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports, in camouflage fatigues, holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, "Baa." Until the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog.

The students, the victims, at Columbine High School were big, tough high school students, and under ordinary circumstances, they would not have had the time of day for a police officer. They were not bad kids; they just had nothing to say to a cop. When the school was under attack, however, and SWAT teams were clearing the rooms and hallways, the officers had to physically peel those clinging, sobbing kids off them.

This is how the little lambs feel about their sheepdog when the wolf is at the door. Look at what happened after September 11, 2001 when the wolf pounded hard on the door. Remember how America, more than ever before, felt differently about their law enforcement officers and military personnel? Understand that there is nothing morally superior about being a sheepdog; it is just what you choose to be. Also understand that a sheepdog is a funny critter: He is always sniffing around out on the perimeter, checking the breeze, barking at things that go bump in the night, and yearning for a righteous battle. That is, the young sheepdogs yearn for a righteous battle. The old sheepdogs are a little older and wiser, but they move to the sound of the guns when needed, right along with the young ones.

Here is how the sheep and the sheepdog think differently. The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, most of the sheep, that is, most citizens in America said, "Thank God I wasn't on one of those planes." The sheepdogs, the warriors, said, "Dear God, I wish I could have been on one of those planes. Maybe I could have made a difference." You want to be able to make a difference. There is nothing morally superior about the sheepdog, the warrior, but he does have one real advantage – only one – and that is that his ability to survive in a hostile environment.

There was research conducted a few years ago with individuals convicted of violent crimes. These cons were in prison for serious, predatory crimes of violence: assaults, murders, and killing law enforcement officers. The vast majority said that they specifically targeted victims by body language: slumped posture, passive behavior, and a lack of awareness. They chose their victims like big cats do in Africa, when they select one out of the herd that is least able to protect itself. Some people may be destined to be sheep and others might be genetically primed to be wolves or sheepdogs. But I believe that most people can choose which one they want to be, and I'm proud to say that more and more Americans are choosing to become sheepdogs.

Seven months after the attack on September 11, 2001, Todd Beamer was honored in his hometown of Cranbury, New Jersey. Todd, as you recall, was the man on Flight 93 over Pennsylvania who called on his cell phone to alert an operator from United Airlines about the hijacking. When they learned of the other three passenger planes that had been used as weapons, Todd and the other passengers confronted the terrorist hijackers. In one hour, a transformation occurred among the passengers – athletes, business people, and parents – from sheep to sheepdogs; together they fought the wolves, ultimately saving an unknown number of lives on the ground.

"There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.” - Edmund Burke.

Here is the point I like to emphasize, especially to the thousands of police officers and soldiers I speak to each year. In nature the sheep, real sheep, are born as sheep. Sheepdogs are born that way, and so are wolves. They didn't have a choice.

But you are not a critter. As a human being, you can be whatever you want to be. It is a conscious, moral decision. If you want to be a sheep, then you can be a sheep and that is okay, but you must understand the price you pay. When the wolf comes, you and your loved ones are going to die if there is not a sheepdog there to protect you. If you want to be a wolf, you can be one, but the sheepdogs are going to hunt you down and you will never have rest, safety, trust, or love. But if you want to be a sheepdog and walk the warrior's path, then you must make a conscious and moral decision every day to dedicate, equip and prepare yourself to thrive in that toxic, corrosive moment when the wolf comes knocking at the door.

This business of being a sheep or a sheep dog is not a yes-no dichotomy. It is not an all-or-nothing, either-or choice. It is a matter of degrees, a continuum. On one end is an abject, head-in-the-sand-sheep and on the other end is the ultimate warrior. Few people exist completely on one end or the other. Most of us live somewhere in between.

Since 9-11, almost everyone in America took a step up that continuum, away from denial. The sheep took a few steps toward accepting and appreciating their warriors and the warriors started taking their job more seriously. It’s ok to be a sheep, but do not kick the sheep dog. Indeed, the sheep dog may just run a little harder, strive to protect a little better and be fully prepared to pay an ultimate price in battle and spirit with the sheep moving from "baa" to "thanks."

We do not call for gifts or freedoms beyond our lot. We just need a small pat on the head, a smile, and a thank you to fill the emotional tank, which is drained protecting the sheep. And when our number is called by "The Almighty," and day retreats into night, a small prayer before the heavens just may be in order to say thanks for letting you continue to be a sheep. And be grateful for the thousands – the millions – of American sheepdogs who permit you the freedom to express even bad ideas.

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