Winston Churchill said
Si Vis Paceum Para Bellum

Sam Adams, more than beer

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen”
Samuel Adams

Lincoln on power

"We must prevent these things being done, by either congresses or courts — The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it —" Abraham Lincoln

Friday, December 30, 2016

Bill Whittle on Fake News

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The night before

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
And to see just who in this home did live.
I looked all about a strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.
With medals and badges, awards of all kind
A sober thought came through my mind.
For this house was different, so dark and dreary,
I knew I had found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.
I heard stories about them, I had to see more
So I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping silent alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one bedroom home.
His face so gentle, his room in such disorder,
Not how I pictured a United States soldier.
Was this the hero of whom I’d just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?
His head was clean shaven, his weathered face tan,
I soon understood this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night
Owed their lives to these men who were willing to fight.
Soon ‘round the world, the children would play,
And grownups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
Because of soldiers like this one lying here.
I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone
On a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.
The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
“Santa don’t cry, this life is my choice;
I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more,
my life is my God, my country, my Corps.”
With that he rolled over and drifted off into sleep,
I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.
I watched him for hours, so silent and still,
I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.
So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
And I covered this Soldier from his toes to his head.
And I put on his T-shirt of gray and black,
With an eagle and an Army patch embroidered on back.
And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
And for a shining moment, I was United States Army deep inside.
I didn’t want to leave him on that cold dark night,
This guardian of honor so willing to fight.
Then the soldier rolled over, whispered with a voice so clean and pure,
“Carry on Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all is secure.”
One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night!
LC  James M. Schmidt, HQ Marine Corps, 1986
Thanks to Old NFO

Monday, December 12, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Christian Mercenary: Fake News: Credibility Is Not A Boomerang

Christian Mercenary: Fake News: Credibility Is Not A Boomerang: New outlets, especially CNN are fighting the battle against fake news, forgetting their culpability in the same charge. On September 12th 20...

Yet the media passes on their fake news as the truth. I quit trusting the media a long time ago. They have their own agenda and if it resembles the truth, it's a coincidence.

God speed John Glenn ans Semper Fi

John Glenn was truly a American hero. 1921 to 2016

Now he has slipped the surly bonds of earth and reached out and touched the face of God.

There is a lot of good information on the NASA site about the Mercury project.

I remember as a child watching every space launch. Most of them, we watched at school. Starting in the 1st grade. Mercury, Gemini, Apollo. The first walk on the moon. It was a great time to be a child with a vivid imagination.

Semper Fi John Glenn, first and always a Marine.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christian Mercenary: Traitors Among Us

Christian Mercenary: Traitors Among Us: After decades of having their way, the major media is suddenly on the defensive. The NYT has announced a policy change where it comes to the...

The media is in full defense mode. Their anointed one lost and now they don't know what to do.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bill Whittle on Recount

Bill Whittle explains the recount and the riots.

Good advice Hillary, go away.

Fort Worth Hiring

And all you have to do is out shoot this recruit:

I saw this and laughed so hard I almost choked.

Found at Second City Cop

Monday, November 28, 2016

Branco Cartoon – Mourning in O’merica

Fidel Castro Dead

Thanks to Legal Insurrection

So Fidel Castro is dead. This is not my sad face.

I was standing in the Angolan bush, along with a group of UNITA rebels.  They were cleaning up after a firefight - which meant leaving the enemy bodies where they had fallen, but stripping them of their weapons, uniforms and supplies.  Everything would be washed, cleaned, repaired if necessary, and reissued to new owners, who would use it to kill more of the enemy.

Among the dead were two very young Cuban conscripts, some of the tens of thousands of troops sent by Fidel Castro to prop up the brutal pro-Communist regime in Angola. They were probably well under 20 years old.  They hadn't even finished growing;  they still had that gangling, slightly disjointed look of late adolescence.  Both looked as if they didn't yet need to shave every day.  They never would, now.  Their AK-47's were still half-slung.  They hadn't even managed to raise them to a firing position before the RPD bullets found them.


Thanks to Miguel

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christian Mercenary: The Last Betrayal

Christian Mercenary: The Last Betrayal: From the latest statement from the Trump Transition team that Trump might be able to deal on the idea of Global Warming, there is a lack o...

Something good to read and think about while you're waiting on the bird.

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's a reason to really enjoy that turkey.

Thanks to Phil

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day part II

Thanks to Concerned American

Veterans Day

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. The official end of the war to end all wars. Or so we thought. Just shy of 20 years later, a madman taught us what true evil could do.

Since 1775, men and women have held up their right hand and took a oath to defend this country. All of them gave something, some of them gave more and some gave all they had. Think of our veterans not only today, but every day. Those that have gone before and those that are serving now. A little prayer never hurts.

Robert A. Fowler USN 1941-1945
Johnnie W. Fowler USN 1941-1945
Ralph Weeks USMC 1942-1945
Robert A Fowler Jr. USMC 1973-1977
Jonathan Robbins USA 1998-2011
Mathew B. Strunk USMC 2005-2009 
Brian A. Lundy USMC 2011-2013

“What am I gonna tell my children?”


Share around if you please.
Thanks to Miguel

Thursday, November 10, 2016

241 and counting

Today is the 241st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

Happy birthday and Semper Fi to all of my Marine brothers and sisters young and old. There's a lot to be said about a branch of the service that was started in a bar.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christian Mercenary: Repudiation

Christian Mercenary: Repudiation: Before the media and the leftists figure out how to make the Trump victory, a victory for them through all the traditional means, such as d...

There's going to be a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth between now and Jan. 20th.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Right to Arms and the American Philosophy of Freedom

By Nelson Lund, Ph.D.

The Founders of our republic did not think an armed citizenry was the product of a childish infatuation with guns or a response to life on the frontier, and the philosophers who guided them can help us to see why the right to arms continues to deserve its place in our fundamental law. The U.S. Constitution, including the Second Amendment, is a device designed to frustrate the domineering tendencies of the politically ambitious, and the right to keep and bear arms is a vital element of the liberal order that our Founders handed down to us. The Second Amendment also plays an important role in fostering the kind of civic virtue that resists the cowardly urge to trade liberty for an illusion of safety. Armed citizens take responsibility for their own security, thereby exhibiting and cultivating the self-reliance and vigorous spirit that are ultimately indispensable for genuine self-government.

This is a bit long but well worth the time.  

Thanks to Madd Medic

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christian Mercenary: Don't Act Innocent With Me

Christian Mercenary: Don't Act Innocent With Me: CNN distancing themselves from Donna Brazile is an insult. Yes, it is good to see something happen as a consequence for bad actions, but thi...


Bracken Sends


Was Huma passing on classified info to the Muslim Brotherhood? Could there be hints of treason in all those e-mails in the shared laptop? How much longer do Huma and Carlos have to live? I wonder what floor their apartment is on? Could be a long way to the sidewalk.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Free at last, free at last...

At 0930 this morning, the kids brought the new grand daughter home. Shelby Lou, 45 days in the NICU.

 Grandma holding her without nurses hovering around.

Napping in her new swing. We're so happy. 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Christian Mercenary: The Victors and the Vanquished

Christian Mercenary: The Victors and the Vanquished: For many years the nation has been building up to this election. The arrogance of Washington politicians have brought both candidates to the...

Less than 2 weeks until what could be the most important election in our history. Which ever one wins, there is going to be dissatisfaction by the opposing group.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Granddaughter Update

The feeding tube is gone and it looks like she's coming home today or tomorrow. She's over 5 pounds now and gaining more every day.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Christian Mercenary: A Nasty, Bloody Business

Christian Mercenary: A Nasty, Bloody Business: With all of the focus being on the impending election; the crimes committed by Clinton and the faux pas committed by Trump, few are thinking...

Does it really matter who wins now? If it is Trump, we know what we can look forward to: Democrat operatives instigating riots in the inner cities to destroy as many lives and as much property as possible as a warning to America that the Democrat Party will not be denied the power structure it has spent eight years developing. None of these vandals will be prosecuted and, in fact, they will be given a great deal of leeway because it can only damage the image of the Republican Party. It will be, as Obama sees it: a perfectly understandable reaction to the election of a racist Republican.

Less that 3 weeks until the election. What kind of shit show is ahead is anybodies guess. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Christian Mercenary: A Vote of Treason

Christian Mercenary: A Vote of Treason: It has taken several months and a number of email dumps from Wikileaks to finally figure out what this presidential election is all about. T...

A vote for Donald Trump is a vote to resist the massive corruption of government, a vote against globalism, against "global warming" or "climate change" theology; it is a vote against media collusion and interference in politics. A vote for Donald Trump is not a vote for the person at all, that is why despite the media onslaught of negative stories about him as a person carries no weight with those who support him, because they don't support him at all, they support what he represents, which is a chance to hold Hillary Clinton responsible for her crimes and therefore all of the crooked politicians of 2012 who coerced votes out of their Republican base only to turn on them the next day. 

Likewise, a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for a transformed America, a quasi-police state where the government intervenes in business and forces some out of business while subsidizing other businesses that could not possibly sustain themselves without massive graft and media brainwashing. All of those businesses would be held hostage to a criminal organization originating from the White House. It would be a vote to end forever the concept of individual rights. Hillary Clinton would do no less than continue the work of the Obama Administration to destroy individual rights and nearly half of the nation is in favor of just that. It would be a continued replacement of the voters who value the principles of the founding of this nation with those who have no like expectation. It is a vote for the sudden disappearance of websites like this one. 

Read it all. Something to think about.

Friday, October 14, 2016

TL Davis: A Suddenly Prudish Press


Perhaps one needed to be alive and cognizant of the political world in the 1990's in order to understand the absolute ridiculousness of the media's proclaimed prudishness when it comes to Trump's off-color remarks. They had no such blushing revulsion when they discussed presidential semen on a blue dress. Back then, it was "just sex" as if it was common for men in power to entice, seduce and engage in extra-marital sex with 20-year-old interns. 

Another good read about the hypocracy of the media.

Ann Coulter, media holding casting call for another Anita Hill

Thanks to CA

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

From the YHGTBFSM files and update on the new Grand Daughter

I'm behind because my boss* at the pizza store is trying to work me to death. That and a gun show last week has kept me busy.

Last week, the Des Moines Register ran a editorial about the State of Missouri going to Constitutional Carry. Typical for the liberal rag that it is, it was full of crying and panty wetting. You can read it all here.

Missouri is a great place to visit, offering professional sports, stunning lakes, cultural attractions and historical sites that Iowa can’t match. But we wouldn’t want to work for the state’s tourism division. We can imagine the calls staffers must be answering from potential visitors:

“Yes, ma’am, Missourians will be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit. And without completing safety training. And without a background check. And yes, they’ll have more freedom to shoot if threatened.”

“I can’t say whether more criminals, mentally ill people or Chiefs tailgaters will be carrying guns, sir.”

 That's nothing but fear mongering at it's finest. They also passed Stand your Ground. To which the paper had more panty wetting to add.

Among other things, lawmakers passed a “stand your ground” law that says people no longer have a duty to try to retreat before using lethal force if they think their life is in danger. They expanded the right of not only homeowners to defend their property with guns, but also their guests such as babysitters.

Oh, so now you can get a babysitter that can actually defend your children. That's bad how? As always, be sure to read the comments. Some of them are absolute gun hater gold.

*My boss at the pizza store is a Bosnian that came here in the 90's. He and his wife took jobs as delivery drivers for a pizza store and about 10 years ago, the bought a franchise. He's actually one of the better bosses I've ever had.

 Several years ago, a Pizza Hut driver walked into a trap and a punk tried to rob him. The driver managed to get the punks gun away from him and drew his own gun and shot the asshole 3 times in the guts. Pizza hut fired him.  While all of this was going on, I asked the boss if he would fire me if I shot a bad guy. His answer was that as long as I was legally carrying, he was good with the fact that I carried.

Lat year, in the first part of December, he sent Naomi and I to Las Vegas for 4 days all expenses paid. A reward for the two of us being loyal employees.


Grand daughter update.

They took out the IV and removed the oxygen tube. They got to put on her first outfit. Headband made by Naomi.

She still has her feeding tube, but she is gaining weight. They are hoping to bring her home at the end of the month. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Submitted without comment.

Thanks to Madd Medic

New Grand Daughter

I would like you all to meet Shelby Lou. She was born today coming in at 3.1 lbs. 16 inches long. She breathing on her own and doing great. We are so blessed with our new granddaughter!!

We started the day at 0430. Finally home at 5. We're exhausted but happy. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Christian Mercenary: More Akin To Goebbles

Christian Mercenary: More Akin To Goebbles: The best thing that could happen during this presidential election is happening.  Once and for all, the press is being outed as the traitoro...

Well worth the time to read.

Friday, September 9, 2016

NO Speak English

A German woman married an 
American gentleman born in

Virginia and they lived happily 
ever after in his home town.

The poor lady was not very proficient 
in English, but did manage

To communicate with her husband. 
The real problem arose

Whenever she had to shop for groceries.

One day, she went to the butcher counter and wanted to buy

Chicken legs. She didn't know how to put forward her request,

So, in desperation, clucked like a chicken and lifted up her skirt

To show her thighs. Her butcher got the message and gave

Her the chicken legs.

Next day she needed to get chicken breasts, again she didn't

Know how to say it, so she clucked like a chicken and unbuttoned

Her blouse to show the butcher her breasts.

The butcher understood again and gave her some chicken breasts.

On the 3rd day, the poor lady needed to buy sausages.

Unable to find a way to communicate this, she brought her

Husband to the store...

(Please scroll down.)

What were you Thinking?

Her husband speaks English....hellooo!

I worry about you Sometimes!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Poor baby

Kaepernick National Anthem

He has every right to sit there. I have every right to let his sponsors know that I will never spend a penny with them as long as this asshat is their mouthpiece. I wonder if he's ever heard of Jim Zumbo?

Thanks to Legal Insurrection

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The War on Guns: This Did Not Go Down as Planned

The War on Guns: This Did Not Go Down as Planned

Miracle said she was leaving the Circle K near 59th Avenue and Camelback Road with her family early Monday morning when the suspect, Frank Taylor , tried to bum a cigarette. She told him that she didn’t have one, and then seconds later, Miracle said, she could feel the barrel of the gun against her skin.

“He put the gun up to my neck and said, ‘It’s loaded, don’t move,’” Miracle said. ”I think he thought, ‘She’s a little girl. Maybe she doesn’t know how to use her weapon.’”

Miracle said, “I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster and cocked it. I shot him and ran in the opposite direction."

She was carrying in condition 3, loaded magazine and empty chamber. With a small child, this is a pretty good idea. She was well trained to be able to go from victim to winner. Dropping her drink distracted the bad guy just long enough for her to take action.

According to Bloomberg's mommy minion, Shannon, this never happens. I guess miss Miricle didn't get the memo. 

I prefer to carry in condition 1. My current carry gun is a double/single action Ruger P95. Loaded chamber, 15 rounds in the box and hammer down. When I carry a 1911, loaded chamber, hammer back and safety on. Col. Cooper would be proud.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

US flags called 'liability,' ordered removed from New York fire trucks

An upstate New York fire department was ordered to stop flying the American flag from trucks in the latest case pitting patriotism against protocol.

The flag flap followed a recent Rhode Island controversy, in which local firefighters were called "terrorists" for deciding to fly Old Glory on the back of their trucks.
Really? Terrorists? WTF has happened to this country that we can't even fly the American flag?


I think if people hate the flag so much, they need to catch the next flight out of the country. There are flights leaving every day going to some of the finest shit holes in the world.

Thanks to Madd Medic

Edit to add:
I was out earlier when  Des Moines fire truck pulled up along side me. There was a American flag flying from the read. I wasn't distracted by it in the least. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Why we need voter ID.

And we think there won’t be voter fraud this time?!?

I thought you might find this interesting. I sure did!

Next time you hear Hillary, or any other Democrat, ranting about Republicans wanting to disenfranchise minorities by requiring voter ID, keep the following in mind:

* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).

* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegally removed from their polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).

* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters .

* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.

* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.

* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout .

* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters .

NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote .

Thanks to Odie.

Is Hillary Guilty?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

40 years ago

It seems hard to believe that it's been 40 years since the accident that ended my tour in the Marines. Just standing by my truck when a idiot playing around ran into me. Playing with a vehicle that not only was he not licensed for, but had been dead lined for brake issues. 8 months later, March 11, 1977, I was medically discharged from the Marines. I managed to work another 30 years before a slip on a small patch of ice ended my working life.

Sometimes it just amazes what one small incident in your past will lead to. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Busy, busy

It's been a busy summer. Between yard and garden and my delivery job, I really need a couple days off. So for now, enjoy Bill Whittle explaining what laws Hitlery broke and who is ultimately responsible

More later.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wear orange to support gun control

Today is the day that all of the demanding mommies are wearing orange to show their support for "common sense" gun control laws. They will be known by the company they keep.

Wear Orange

Wear Orange 1

Wear Orange 2

Wear Orange 3

Thanks to Miguel

Monday, May 30, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Memorial Day Thank you

Thanks to LI and A.F. Branco

Those gone, never forgotten.

Robert A. Fowler USN 1941-1945

Johnnie W. Fowler USN 1941-1945

Ralph Weeks USMC 1942-1945

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Shop cat part duex

Tippy, the sister of the shop cat. She's adorable and she knows it.

Buddy, the shop cat. Wondering why a customers gun isn't being worked on.

Now he's checking the progress of two guns being stripped down for Cerakote.

There's nothing like having a good helper.
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Shop cat

Our cat presented us with a couple little furry surprises 9 weeks ago. One of them has decided that he should sit in my lap when I'm working at the bench. He's now the shop cat.

Runt of the litter. Just what I need.

Pete the Penguin

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