Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Monster under Obambi's Bed


H/T Anti Idiotarian Rottweiler

Are You Ready? Are You?

Regular readers will recognize this as something I do from time to time. Usually, I do it closer to the beginning of the Spring Tornado season, but with a couple big storms, one of them a hurricane, bearing down, now might be a good time to mention it again.

Preparedness. You see, there are way too many people out there that think that people who think about survival issues are nuts or psycho militia members waiting for the next war to start. Obama Bin Laden...oops, I mean Osama bin Laden is NOT your only threat. Just take a quick trip over to the website for the National Hurricane Center for a great look at what I'm referring to. Talk to some residents of Oklahoma City about the F-5 tornado that tore through. Nature can and will pose a much more immediate threat than terrorism (Unless people actually manage to elect the Obamessiah).

You see, your safety and survival in the event of a disaster, either man made or natural, is YOUR responsibility. There's that nasty "R" word that the Democrats would like to erase from the language. A government agency like FEMA, is NOT there to keep you safe, they exist to clean up the mess. You want to survive? Don't be part of the mess.

First thought:

Take a couple courses over at the FEMA website. Anyone can take them, they're free of charge and there's some good information there. I took them.

Second thought:

Go read this. H/T Blackfive

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Stuff

You may have noticed that I put a new "NoBama" type widget in the right sidebar. What I did was to join 2 images that I picked up at various sites around my blogroll. I wish I was smart enough to have created one or the other, but since I wasn't, I'm glad I was smart enough to photoshop them together to make 1 killer image.

I would give the appropriate hat tips, but I have now forgotten where I got them and I don't think I ever did know who made them originally. I hope whomever it is won't mind me using them.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I want to say how impressed I am with the Olympic athletes. Our guys and gals have done a wonderful job. While it's very unlikely that she'll ever see this, I do want to talk to (about) one of them in particular. The very lovely and extremely talented Alicia Sacramone.

First off, you just feel free to spit in the eye of any "journalist" who criticizes your performance. Feel free to ask them when was the last time they were an Olympic athlete and on that world stage feeling that pressure. Then kick them in the balls and move on. Unless they don't have balls. While I'm on that subject...Andrea Joyce should just accept a big steaming cup of STFU. You're a career journalist, you've never even been an Olympic caliber athlete. Sure, Alicia had a bad day, but you've never even been there you sanctimonious bitch. She at least made the team, which is a hell of a lot more than you will ever be able to say. The very same can be said about (or to) Jeff Metcalf of the Arizona Republic. Both you two need to remember this, you may be there on press credentials, Alicia had to EARN the right to go, which she did. You're just taking up space which could have been used to store tampons for the women who earned their places.

Second and quite possibly most important is this thought for you.

OK, you didn't have the Olympic performance you dreamt about as a child. My question to you Alicia is...what are you going to do about it? The next Olympics is only 4 years away and you'll only be 24. You have 4 World Championships between now and then. I wouldn't want to give it up after a performance I knew wasn't my very best.

Here's my advice to you. Take a couple months off and go be an attractive 20 year old female. Hang with your friends, play on the beach and just take life easy. Then come back with a vengeance and prepare for the next World Championships and destroy your opponents. Then take it from there. If you want to quit, you can do it knowing you gave it your all and won, if the fire is still there, then do it again next year.

This is all really easy for me to say, I'm just a beer league goalie. The only pressure on me is making sure the beer is cold after the game. I just hate giving up on a negative note. I hope you'll come back better, faster and stronger than ever.

Friday, August 15, 2008

This is just too good

Not to repost here. I was reading over the Rott and found this little message and it's just so dead on that I have to put it here. H/T to the Rott.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


Some of you may have noticed that I keep a picture of the decorations I earned while serving in the Navy. Some of you may have noticed that the picture is different now than the original was. I was just now thinking that I should probably explain this.

I found a site called and I found that you can use this site to get your unit awards. I already knew my personals, the 3 sea service awards, but I had no idea that my first ship had gotten so many others. Since I do believe in trying to be as accurate and truthful as I can and because I happen to be very proud of my service, I decided to update the photo.

For those not familiar with Navy ribbons:

Top Left is the Meritorious Unit Commendation with a star denoting a second award (I didn't know about number 2).

Top Right is the "Battle E" 2 Awards (I knew this one).

Bottom Left is the Navy Expeditionary Medal With 2 stars denoting 3 total awards (I didn't know about the stars).

Bottom Center is the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (I didn't know I had this one).

Bottom Right is the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 2 stars denoting 3 total awards.

Last but certainly not least. A photo of the place I earned all but the second star on my Sea Service.

I really miss that ship.

Did you Remember?

Today is another of my favorite anniversaries. The last one happened 3 days ago. Are you confused? Do you know what anniversaries I am referring to? Maybe a refreshing of the memory is required.

Remember now? August 9th, 1945. History's second use of the Atomic Bomb in combat.


I just went out a bought a new gun. Well, OK, not just, it's about a week old now but it has already had 150 rounds through it. This one is going to require a bit more break in than the 1911 did but it will be and in fact, is much easier to conceal under summer clothing.

Loaded up with it's current loads of 90gr Federal Hydra Shocks, I think it will come as quite the nasty surprise for any common street scum. I do have to get used to the double action first shot, but everything after that is good shooting and I am able to maintain everything inside 10 inches at 15 feet. More shooting will be required to get it anywhere near the fist size I put out with the 1911. That, however, is the best part. What fun is a gun if you don't shoot it?

For those who don't recognize it, it's a Bersa Thunder .380. One thing I would say to Bersa is this. How about sending these out with a spare magazine?

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Do you like funny?

I like funny and cute thrown in for good measure. I can identify with this story to an extent as my house cat just had some kittens a couple of months ago, so I know how deceptive cute kitty can be. All cute and fuzzy and wonderful........right up until you pick it up when it would prefer to be left alone.

2 things

First, I believe my schedule will lighten up so I can blog more, which is good news to the maybe 1 person that reads this.

Second, it is with the heaviest of hearts that I give you a link to this. My favorite gun blogger is done as of November 30th.

I must buy a new gun and fire many rounds in salute.