Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I have blogged about this before, I know LawDog just had something about the tasering of a student at a PRK university (that's People's Republic of Kalifornia for those that don't visit here much). What should be done? I don't have an answer for that, but I wish I did. I hereby invite any member of the Law Enforcement community to participate in this discussion and answer the question...is L.E. out of control? What do we, as citizens, do about it?
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Here's your chance to do it for one of them currently over there. THIS is a link to Xerox corporation and they have set this site up so that you can choose a card, most designed by children, and personalize it and they will print them and send them to a random service member overseas.
It only takes a couple minutes and it's free, that's right, everyone's favorite "F" word! Go and do it now! Those guys and gals deserve all the love we can send them and especially at this time of the year.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
A Different Christmas Poem
By Michael Marks
The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.
The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know, Then the
sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.
"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts..
To the window that danced with a warm fire's light
Then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night."
"It's my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam',
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.
I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white, and blue... an American flag.
I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother..
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."
"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."
Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
I deleted a couple links that are just not posting very often.
I added Gun Stuff. The Southside Sportsman Club is where I do all my shooting. It's located in Battle Creek, MI and is a very nice place to shoot with a very helpful staff.
Springfield armory should need no introduction.
Cheaper Than Dirt and Pistoleer are a couple places to go get toys for your gun(s).
Go. Visit. Enjoy.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
This is a pretty common practice and I remember that when my ex-wife was going to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, they had an almost identical policy.
I was reading the LawDog and he has a great take on this and on the use of force in general. I will link to the post here. Take some time to read it over, very interesting.
I also found Chris Byrne's commentary outstanding. I will link to his post here.
I believe that both parties share equal fault here. I think that when a citizen is asked to leave a place, that he/she should do so. Why cause a problem if you don't have to? Sure, you may have a "right" to be there, but the people in control have a "right" to ask you to leave should your behavior become unacceptable. The same as in your own home, you may invite a person in, but you retain the right to request that that person leave should their behavior become unacceptable. It was unacceptable that this person could not produce an ID on request, the policy is well known and posted clearly. Why couldn't he just say, "damn, I forgot my ID, I'll go get it." and then leave without causing a bunch of fuss and bother? The old "if you don't start any sh, there won't be any it policy.
On the other hand, why the blue fuck did he need to be tasered 4 times? How many cops does it take to change a light bulb? Now, I couldn't see the video (which is on Chris Byrne's site) very well, but the person in question did say he was gonna leave, why not just say OK, leave now and this ends? Why not get him on the ground then have the 4 officers pick him up and carry him out? Tasered 4 times? You know that couldn't have been very much fun. I'm not a cop, but I've worked in security on and off for almost 10 years. I just don't get it, I think it was handled badly. Very badly and by both parties. No one is without some guilt here. The guy in question should have just left and the cops should have tasered him down and carried him out, there was no reason for this incident to go on as long as it did.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
It's high time that the cities and states at the border began passing their own laws to do what the federal government has failed to do. I also encourage everyone that reads this to contact their congress critters and make sure it is clearly communicated to them that there should be NO amnesty for illegal aliens and that their votes on the matter will be watched.
In essence, what the statement is, is that Islamic people need to honor the laws and customs of the Nations that they visit and/or choose to live in. It's about damn time someone stood up and said something. I especially loved the small blurb about a European lawyer who got kicked off a case because she refused to remove her veil in court. Priceless!
Monday, November 13, 2006
Friday, November 10, 2006
I see it shaking down this way. The dummycraps aren't gonna do anything real stupid for the next couple of years. They probably believe that they can carry the white house in '08. I'm not real happy with some of the things that have been done and not done over the last term. I know most of my readers will agree with that. We must not, however, allow a dummycrap in the white house. You can bet that the libs are just waiting to make sure they have the power to get a new assault weapon ban going, and this time I'm sure there will be confiscations involved.
I almost hate to do this, as it could be a bit redundant seeing as I posted it way back when in the blog-city days, and I'm pretty sure it was a post I moved over here, but I want you to go read this article, please. I think that if the dems take the white house in '08, we may have to get together as a pro-constitution group and find an answer to this question. I think they'll finally come after our guns. I think they may just try to dismember the constitution. I think they may try to sell us out to the
I hope I'm wrong, but I fear that I'm not. Look at who the front runners are for the dummies. You really think the Hildebeast will leave our guns alone? I think you're dreaming if you do. I keep suggesting letter writing campaigns because I think we need to remind the elected morons in guvmint that they do indeed work for us, us goddammit, not big business, not the special interest groups, us, we the people. I wouldn't wait until the first of the year if I was you. I'd start writing now right now. Voice your displeasure loudly and clearly, but politely or you get written off as a crank, and tell them what they're gonna do. This nation was founded on 3 words: WE THE PEOPLE, don't let those assholes forget it, EVER.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Here's the other side though. The repubs have 2 years to clean up their act or we're really fucked.
I took it right out to an indoor range in Battle Creek, The Southside Sportsman Club. Very nice facility with a motorized cable/pulley system to run your targets out. I shot at 15 yards and totally blew the chest and forehead out of a couple torso targets. I shot 300 rounds of ball with not one sneeze. I am very, VERY happy. There's a pic on the previous post.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
God I'd feel like shit if I ever capped a cop, but I have to agree with Chris here. Break down my door at 2 AM and you're gonna take fire. If you feel the need to search my home, do so during the day. Just knock and present the warrant. I'm a law abiding citizen.