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'Gun-Free Zones' are only gun-free, until somebody brings a gun. - Unknown

Monday, December 29, 2008

Abe and Mary Todd Obama

H/T: WorldNetDaily

Doug Powers at WND hit my funny bone/nail on the head with this piece.

BHO continually compares himself, and seems to encourage this comparison, to Mr. Lincoln. You know! That Lincoln! The one we hold responsible for the The War of Northern Aggression!

Where are the real comparisons? Unless Abraham Lincoln had a wacky, anti-American pastor and once announced his candidacy for Illinois Congress in the home of William Quantrill and later denied knowing anything about him, I'm not seeing any serious similarities. (Links are in the original - Gene)


Given Obama and the media's insistence upon incessant Abraham Lincoln comparisons, I'm half expecting Obama to show up to his inauguration sporting a beard, wearing a stove pipe hat and delivering the soon to be famous "Leftysburg Address":

"Four community organizers and seven friends thrown under the bus ago, George Soros brought forth to these 58 states, a socialist nation, conceived in secret, and dedicated to the proposition that all the wealth should be spread around and nobody should be punished with a baby."

Ah yes. There is nothing new under the sun.

Or should I quote steal another one of Solomon's well know sayings?

Vanity! Vanity! All is vanity!

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More gun shows = fewer murders

H/T: WorldNetDaily

Joseph Farah and WND lays it out for all to read.

I'll bet that's a headline you've never seen before.

You will probably never see it, again.

But it's the truth.


Criminals seek out victims who are not going to fight back or offer resistance, let alone shoot them.

Guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens means they are less likely to become victims.

Anyone who disagrees with this simple, straightforward logic should be required to post a sign on the outside of their home or office that says: "Gun-free zone." - (Emphasis Added - Gene)

So far, I have not seen even one private citizen invite criminals into their home with such a ridiculous sign. Instead, governments post them around schools!


You need to be armed with the facts – as well as your trusty old firearms.


Get ready to protect your constitutional rights across the board, because they are about to come under fire from the worst assault weapon ever devised, a real weapon of Mass Destruction and Mass Distortion – Big Government.

And his Name is BHO. His predecessors were "W", Sick Willy, George HW, etc. His mentors are Marx, Hitler (leader of the Nationalist Socialist Party) and Stalin.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

The Yellow Dog

H/T: Xavier Thoughts

Xavier has served up another of Ilsa's contributions to the blogosphere.

Attention all Jack Russells and Labs:
Beware of Ring-Tailed Booger Cats!

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Keeping the Christmas Spirit in Iraq

H/T: The Muddville Gazette

Courtesy of the 1st Battallion 4th Marines, Bravo Company 3rd Platoon out of ECP1 in Fallujah, Iraq.

So you can sing along, here are the words:

Our Twelve Days of Christmas in Iraq

1- full resupply of TP

2- megafones

3- crappy humvees

4- portajohns

5- hours of sleep

6- rusty dumbells

7- months deployment

8- IPs (Iraqi police) dancing

9- sentries standing

10- hours posting

11- bags of trash

12- freakin' flies!

You can also leave them a comment to wish them a Merry Christmas.

Rough men, and boys, stand guard over us while we shop.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Episcopal Church Introduces "InsertWhateverGodYouChoose-Mas"

H/T: Tominthebox News Network (SATIRE!)

Just in case you didn't see it coming, here's the latest "news" from Princess Moonbeam and her TEo:

Despite the mixed reviews, Bishop Schori is excited about the new holiday, saying, "In order for this to be a truly happy time of year, we need to meet the needs of all people. It troubles me that only a few groups can claim this time of year, such as the Jews, Muslims, Africans, and Christians. In order to, like Paul, be all things to all people, we're going to let all people decide what to celebrate."

Go ahead, follow the embedded link and turn up your speakers' volume! (Might not be safe for a work or PC environment. ;>) )

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A Soldier's Night Before Christmas

H/T: The LawDog Files

I remember reading this several years ago. This is the first time I have heard it.

Thank you Lord Jesus for those that watch while we sleep.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Taking Obama at his Word on Gun Rights

H/T: American Thinker

David Jeffers, with tongue jammed into his cheek, skewers the Light Worker for his gun control stance. Of course, we can believe Him!

All the above listed reasons for caution are easily swept away by simply listening to the President-elect. Mr. Obama believes in common-sense gun safety laws, and while his stance on gun control is unclear, who can argue with common sense?

Why should we start believing the Liar-In-Chief-Elect now?

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The simple human decency of George Bush

H/T: American Thinker

Rick Moran exposes a side of George Bush that I had hoped to hear about some day. Looks like I got my Christmas present a bit early this year.

Bush has come in for a lot of criticism - much of it deserved - over the years. But the portrayal of him as an unfeeling, uncaring man when it came to the suffering of soldiers or citizens as a result of war or natural disaster was always purely political. Even his most vigorous supporters, however, could not have imagined the extent to which he gave of his time and emotional energy to ease the suffering of Americans who have given so much for America during his time in office.

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Bad Timing

Deleted 12/24/08 - Gene

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Who Should Kill a Terrorist?


Keith R. Lavery, Security Strategies Contributor, has some good things to say about stopping terrorists wherever they may be found. Considering his focus, his target audience and such, I can't disagree with him. However, I believe he misses one major component of the soultion.

Mr. Lavery ignores the contributions CCW / CHL holders have made to the solution. And while I'm at it, I do not forget or disregard the dis-armed population that has acted when confronted with evil.

Putting It All Together
So, who best to handle a terrorist cell? Depends on the type of cell and what stage of operations they are in. Basically, everyone plays a role. Those terrorists serving in a support (logistics) role who secure financing through illicit means, or intelligence, should be the focus of the police and private security. Operational cell members rapidly approaching their execution phase of an attack must meet preemptive neutralization by our armed forces who are not overly concerned with preserving the life of a terrorist for judicial prosecution.

I think he's absolutely correct. OTOH, where do the "victims" come in. Is it our part of the script to roll over and play dead for the terrorists while we wait for SWAT? Or can the sheeple grow teeth and protect themselves and their loved ones?

I think you know my answer!

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Identification Is Mandatory


Frank Borelli, Editor-in-Chief at blogged about police and CCW encounters of the shooting kind. In other words, how do you separate the good guys from the bad guys when they both have guns? A really good question for those of us who carry even occasionally.

So, what do we do? (Snip - Gene) Given recent history (specifically Mumbai) we HAVE to develop a means - that can be trained across the board - for identifying those who are legally armed and exercising a justified use of force in response to a terrorist incident.

I certainly don't want to be targeted by the uniformed responders, or other CCWers, during a situation. OTOH, I do not believe I could live with myself if I did not render aid when I could.

Share your ideas here. Go to Borelli's blog and share them with him. We want to know what might work. In fact, we're dying to know!

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Saturday, December 20, 2008


Matthew of Billy Ockham infamy blind sided "tagged" me this morning. No thanks to him (grumble, growl, snort, ....) I have to actually wake up and do something before noon. Growl, grumble, snort, . . .

As I understand it, the rules are (stolen from Matthew):

  1. Link to the person who tagged you. Check.
  2. Post the rules on your blog. Check.
  3. Write six random things about yourself. (See below)
  4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (See further below...)
  5. Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
  6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six Random Things About Me [Sarcasm Alert]:

  1. Jesus Christ changed my life forever in 1971 in a small East Texas town. BTW, I am forgiven, not perfect!
  2. I am an Aggie (former student, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, US of A), Class of '70. (That's 1970 dimwit!)
  3. I am a second generation Aggie. Dad was Class of '30, Texas A&M College. Our children have chosen other paths, so far. Maybe there's hope for our grandchildren.
  4. My first ham radio license was earned in 1963.
  5. We have been married seventy-eight years. Thirty-eight for her and thirty-eight for me! ;>)
  6. And YES, as a matter of fact, I am an IOF!

Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
(I'm thinking about it ...) Actually, it is really a question of who do I know well enough to pester with this kind of time wasting mess! Evidently Matthew felt he knew me well enough to be comfortable messin' with my mind! hehe Or maybe, he felt I needed the boost in traffic. Eh?

Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
(Still thinking . . . .)

List of "Victims"

  1. Anglican Orthodox To the Core (12/20)
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
  6. TBD

Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
(Oh, they'll KNOW when/if I tag them! hehe)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The War of America the Unready

H/T: Mudville Gazette

Here is a thought from an American I learned to respect, TR.

There is no more thoroughgoing international Mrs. Gummidge, and no more utterly useless and often utterly mischievous citizen, than the peace-at-any-price, universal-arbitration type of being, who is always complaining either about war or else about the cost of the armaments which act as the insurance against war. There is every reason why we should try to limit the cost of armaments, as these tend to grow excessive, but there is also every reason to remember that in the present stage of civilization a proper armament is the surest guarantee of peace - and is the only guarantee that war, if it does come, will not mean irreparable and overwhelming disaster. [Emphasis added - Gene]

It is a particulary sobering thought when combined with the results of the most recent national debacle election.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs

H/T: Sipsey Street Irregulars

Mike Vanderboegh, author of "Absolved," wrote this article. Please read the entire article and consider your response to the challenge: Are you a sheep, sheepdog, or a wolf?

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.


It is denial that turns people into sheep. Sheep are psychologically destroyed by combat because their only defense is denial, which is counterproductive and destructive, resulting in fear, helplessness and horror when the wolf shows up.

Denial kills you twice. It kills you once, at your moment of truth when you are not physically prepared: You didn’t bring your gun; you didn’t train. Your only defense was wishful thinking. Hope is not a strategy. Denial kills you a second time because even if you do physically survive, you are psychologically shattered by fear, helplessness, horror and shame at your moment of truth.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

A gun is worth 1,000 pictures

H/T: World Net Daily

Doug Powers told it like it is. Sometimes, you just can't beat having a gun in the hand. It's like having a fly-swatter. Nothing else can quite do the job as well when the job is swattin' flies.

Of course, India is a Brady haven. The Brits in the colonial era just couldn't stand havin' the peasants armed. They might revolt or somethin' like that. The modern Indian elite took their cues from their former Brit masters.

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