A lone voice crying from the Sonoran desert.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Heller v. DC

So the SCOTUS sided with individual rights on Heller. I'd like to say nasty mean spirited things to Sarah Brady. I'll refrain but I've got a running chorus of them in my mind at all times!

But every person who values liberty needs to realize this does not close the debate on individual gun rights. Governments, of all shapes, sizes and municipalities can regulate them.

What many don't realize is the Heller the man named in the suit still will have mucho problemos getting a gun in D.C. because the district regulates gun stores. There are no legal FFL's (for those that don't know that's who you have to go to, in order to buy a gun) in the D.C. And since it's illegal to buy a handgun outside of your state... Heller is still S.O.L.

But what does that mean for the rest of us. It means congress can still regulate Caliber i.e. 50 BMG 'the Airline killer', the 5.7 'cop killer'. Both serve minimal purposes but are heck a lot of fun and are legal. For now. The BMG is so expensive as to be counter productive for any illegal activity. The 5.7 you can't buy the armor penetrating ammo. It's not available. Only the military and cops can get it; remember that next time a cop gets killed and they claim cop killer bullets, if they are around they came from outside the U.S. (a felony and should have no bearing on our internal politics except for border security), or are from the cops or stolen/from the military.

Government can also regulate ammo capacity, i.e. the 94 Clinton Gun Ban. they can say 5 rounds (not likely but possible) and even your antique revolvers would be banned. Or they could say 7 rounds and then we have neutered magazines again. Or we can go back to the old standby of 10rds.

Even more fun they could ban all sales of "military calibers." This is the law in Mexico and most South American countries. So instead of 9mm people carry 38 Super or .380. Say goodbye to your 9mm or .45 your AR in .223/5.56 and your .308. Not likely but I really want people to understand the depth to which Heller truly does not limit our government.

Politics - The Devil is in the details

Be alert, be active, be vocal, be prepared!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

19th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Today

May we all take a moment and reflect upon government in our lives.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What Happens When The World Turns

Well last night in Vermont they still had 18 inches of snow on the mountains and people are still skiing. Unfortunately the skiing season is slowing down and Vermonts hiiking is supposed to be gearing up. BTW if you've never had a spring hike on a beautiful Vermont spring afternoon? Your missing a great pleasure in life! The Green Mountains are beautiful. But sadly all that snow is causing issues with their hiking season. Bummer on that whole global warming thing eh?

Steven Soderbergh is making a movie about the life and villainy of CHE Guevera. How much do you want to be that this will show the blood and cowardace of this pathetic footnote that should have been lost to history? Yeah Hollywood won't take that bet.

A group of fifteen women were burned to death by mobs that suspected them of witchcraft. Not to be contrary but the religion of peace stones and butchers women for much more petty "crimes" than this. No suprise but I do feel for the children of these women. Heck next to servitude to that, witchcraft looks pretty good!

California's state supreme court has opened the floodgates for homosexual marriage. I've already heard rumblings from Arizona's community who are planning marriage/honeymoons starting next month. And I hear that many are then (I would assume almost all) planning on sueing for Arizona to recognize their marriage. Personally I believe it's between you and god who your get intimate with. But where states are already persecuting organizations, including churches who WON'T recognize homosexuality and homosexual marriage, then I have a problem. So much for freedom of religion.

Ted Kennedy went sailing today now that he's out of the hospital. I know if I were dying I'd want to do something fun before I died. But I hope he's starting to sweat for all the crap he's put on this country and so many individuals and everything he's going to have to answer for. Mary Jo rest in peace.

God Bless America we need it more than ever

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I like video games and I like good versions of the movies that are made based upon them. So if your like me you've been waiting a long time for a good video game movie transfer. If you like video games then you must know something of vast importance, Uwe Boll is the devil. This is the man responsible for the following horrible movies:

House of the Dead
Bloodrayne 1,2,3
Far Cry
Alone in the Dark

All four of these franchises were good to great. And very easily could have been transferred to a movie. It's a really simple process. Take the main summize of the game and make a movie with that same premise. Instead Mr. Boll feels that he is smart enough to recreate the entire story that gamers know and love. I could forgive him for Alone in the Dark as it wasn't my cup of tea. I could survive Bloodrayne, sort of. But I loved House of the Dead and Far Cry and he has and will continue to destroy easy entertainment. He must be stopped.

With that in mind there is a petition to convince him he must. Or at least to convince studios not to hire him.

So far 140k people have signed the petition. At 9 bucks a pop of people who will not watch a Uwe Boll movie. If I did my math right that's a lot of money studios lose by hiring Dr. Boll. So please sign this petition because He must be stopped!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

More Snore Gore

Why can't this guy have faded into the netherworld like Dan Quayle? I mean he's a public embarrasment, the only reason he was not publicly laughed out of office (remember POTATO?) after the "inventing the internet" comments? Well we all know he is now the ballooning prophet of man made climate change doom!

oh by the way how much record snow fell in colorado this year?

Now he's comparing doubting Global Warming to the lunatic fringes of the world.

They’re almost like the ones who still believe that the moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the earth is flat. That demeans them a little bit, but it’s not that far off,"

Ok so what about all the scientists who actually have degrees in Climate, Meteorology and others that DOUBT Mr. Gore? What about England that the courts ruled his film such propaganda they can't show it unedited? What about the new data showing the world is actually cooling? In fact we've lost 1 degree of the mean tempereture of the earth, that negates the entire argument of global warmings raising the temperature half a degree.

I have a solution on Climate change, I think it has a lot to do with Mr. Gore's frequent private lear jet travel, and the fact that the exhaust from one trip in that overwhelmes the difference in roughly 20 hybrids being driven for ten years. Good luck with that you BIG FAT LIAR!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Beowulf - Review

I watched Beowulf this week.

For those of you who don't know, the movie is CGI directed by Robert Zemeckis, the guy responsible for Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, Forest Gump and more. It uses the same tech as The Polar Express and Monster House.

I was so excited when this came out in November as Beowulf has been my favorite story/novel since I was a kid. I read the abridged version when I was 11 and a mythology nut. I read the unabridged version at 16 and it just reaffirmed to me what a fantastic story this was. A bit of history for those that don't know it, Beowulf is the oldest written western, ... ANYTHING! It predates any other written text from Europe except the bible. It is the oldest non religous text in the world. Of course there are older stories passed down by oral traditions but were not written till later. This is a viking story.

I had extremely high hopes for this film. It seems like everyone saw this movie in the theater, and those that didn't are buying the dang thing on DVD!

Robert Zemeckis gave the entire world the shaft on this movie.

For starters the movie starts off with Hrothgar in his kindgom initiating a new throne room. The characters act like, well, a bunch of freaking vikings. Loud, bawdy and gregarious. Kind of like a wierd grissom family reuinion with more alcohol. Immediately after they are terrorized by Grendel. Grendel for the uninitiated is a demon, the devil, an ogre, a monster etc.

Grendel for all intents and purposes kills every able bodied male in the room except Hrothgar (getting to that) and his advisor (played by a skeevy John Malkovich) who hides.

Hrothgar proceedes to burn/bury the dead and then bar the doors to his great hall as he believes THATS WHY GRENDEL ATTACKED.

Enter Beowulf on his ship with his men fighting through a rough storm but they persevere and land. Talking about how great Beowulf is (sorry I was bored by this point). Honestly the whole messenger part of the story reminded me of a great movie, 13th Warrior. Sadly the similarities end there.

Beowulf then talks to Hrothgar who is just excited to see a real man around, although with the fame Beowulf is packing he should have hidden his wife a little better. Beowulf demands booze and they start another party. Here's where I got a little upset. John Malkovich's character shows up and starts questioning Beowulfs heroism (a sea race) and we go back in time to check it out. We now get to see a super cool race between Beowulf and another Hombre who apparently is pretty tough dude.

They are swimming and Beowulf narrates the attack of several Sea Monsters. I'm thinking ALRIGHT some action! Let's kill some monsters! Beowulf kills several even digging through ones EYE! I'm so remembering that the next time I'm fighting a sea monster, get swallowed and EXPLODE OUT OF IT'S EYE SCREAMING MY NAME! Too freaking cool! Unfortunately the magic ends with Beowulf getting entranced by a mermaid and we get the impression he's sowing some oats because he drops his dirk under water. Back to Hrothgars hall. As Beowulf now BLOVIATES about how great he is, his captain starts grumbling about how he killed fewer monsters the last time he told the story. WTH?! If this guy was any kind of friend/captain, or any kind of a viking he'd be shouting Beowulfs praises and then looking for women, gold or booze!

Talking between the king and his queen, his advisor (John Malkovich is brilliant but still a skeeve) and Beowulf resumes. And talking between Beowulfs men. The grunts were much more interesting almost like hanging out with the football team again. Yeah it was that raunchy.

Hrothgar leaves and Beowulf gets naked. He WHAT?! Yes he gets NAKED! Something about fighting the monster as god intended. WTH? In the poem he fights without his sword but naked? Thats a stretch. So of course the fight scene is needlessly complicated because the camera constantly must put something oblong in front of Beowulf's nethers. This makes it the most frustratingly difficult to watch fight scene I believe that has ever been put to film.

From there EVERYTHING goes downhill. Beowulf goes to fight Grendels mother who happens to be a naked Angelina Jolie who he then sows some more seed because she's lost her baby and wants a son. Hrothgar kills himself because Grendel is dead (oh by the way he's grendels daddy). Beowulf becomes the dragons father and he kills the dragon by cutting through a thin slip of skin at the base of the neck and then (extremely painfully) cuts his own arm off to rip the heart of the dragon out to save his wife (Hrothgars old one) and his mistress.

Then he falls to the beach and dies.

This movie sucked in so many ways I can't begin to exclaim. Beowulf was a classic hero, meaning great and boastful powerful and strong. All the things that the Vikings and Celts would have respected and expected in their heroes. Not this crappy Beowulf who doubts himself, is vain uncertain.

This does win the award for the best rant.

I am Ripper... Tearer... Slasher... Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength... and Lust... and Power! I AM BEOWULF!

This also wins hands down for one of the most beautiful movies or CGI movies ever! I've been wanting another adult themed CGI movie since Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. Sadly we're still waiting for a great one, because this Beowulf leaves much to be desired.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

To Protect and to Serve...

This is the description of a request for equipment for agents of the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives). They are requesting a series of Leatherman brand multi tools, the Micra model. The key is they want them engraved with ATF - Assett Forfeiture "always think forfeiture." Great slogan for our federal government. This explains a lot as this >>>clowns are the same ones responsible for Ruby Ridge, Waco and dozens of other abuses of power. So much for due process in our country. Your worried about the 2nd Amendment, there goes the 4th! We can add this to the list of government abuses with the Rico Act, the Patriot Act, Supreme Court Immanent Domain rulings and more. YEAH FOR AMERICA! WE WIN AGAIN!



I must admit I feel strangely naseaus at the sheer volume of excuses make for their behavior, their financial situation, the behavior of their children, their driving and so much more. Whose fault is it? Not theirs apparently.

There are two sides to being responsible. One is to acknowledge a duty, a need, or a behavior that either must be met or must be avoided and then following through. The second side to that is when you fail to live up to those expectations, accepting that responsibility, not like a politician, but in reality accepting the consequences that go with it.

I think that is one of the major dividing lines on the two major political idealogies ( I don't say parties because they no longer reflect the will of the people) in our country.

Side one says you screwed up, it's your mess you fix it or at least deal with it.
Side two says you screwed up, let me fix it for you.

This causes people who don't have the will or the fortitude to be mature adults and face their own issues to side with the party that will be more personally beneficial for them and clean up after them thus keeping the nanny party in a form of popular power. You notice when they can motivate their base to not go shopping with that welfare check and go vote they win elections, when they can't they lose.

What is most disgusting to me is the continual cry for pity from people who have made a mess of their lives and yet refuse to take responsibility for it. "It's not my fault I couldn't stay out of that back seat when I was in high school and got knocked up." Yet here in this country we have the most opportunities for success than any other country has available. I still believe that.

Option 1: Our country pours BILLIONS into government subsidized education. If you want to better yourself YOU CAN DO IT! The only excuse for not is like, school will totally mess with your social life! Or your homies just won't understand holmes!

Option 2: Our military offers a person a great opportunity to work, make a paycheck, have health benefits, AND GET THEIR EDUCATION PAID FOR! Unless you have a physical inability to enter the armed services...

Option 3: Get a job! There are thousands of jobs in this country that will not only pay well for someone who is eager and willing to work, but also to help in your education, see Verizon Wireless, sprint and most major corporations.

Suck it up, it's your life, deal with it!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Education Recession Convergence

Most People who know me know that in addition to being an FFL that I'm also a full time Educational Counselor for a Large University, ok, the largest University. My job is to talk to people all day about going to school, why they want to, what they want to study, what classes they want to take, what the degree is going to do for them.

Honestly, I love my job. I love talking to people and providing the solution I wish I'd had when I was 18 trying to figure out school.

It gets even better when I hear back from students years after I help them enroll. I heard recently from 2 students I helped into their Masters programs about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken with them in probably a year or more. Most of my contact with them was the full 2 years ago.

They finished their degrees, loved the program and were so excited to have it. Both have now achieved better jobs and making BANK! How much bank? I wish I was making half that much bank. Thats how much. In fact one of them was so grateful he still says he owes me a beer next time he's in the valley. I haven't had the heart to tell him I'll take a coke.

Why am I sharing all this?

Because everyone is so nervous with the recession that they are afraid is going to happen/happening right now. Ok if I had jumped into a too expensive house when prices were up (simple econ, buy low, sell high), but most geniuses bought hi and are now trying to survive low when their monthly is HIGH! Then I'd probably be nervous too. But that's life and consequences.

But I must admit I've had a lot of exasperation lately talking with people who are forty still in an entry level position, and afraid to move on with their education, because of the recession.

I'm digesting this. If the sky is falling WHY oh WHY would you hold still!?

If you don't have a degree and are afraid your not qualified to hold your seat at the table, shouldn't you be preparing to dodge that bullet you can see a year or more off?

If I was trying to not lose my job I'd make myself better qualified. If I thought I was going to lose it anyway, I'd put myself in a better position to replace my job, and I'd quite to go to another job before they could fire me, i'm sorry not PC, lay me off.

Now I know a degree isn't for everyone, but if you work in an office and don't have a degree... If your industry usually hires those with degrees but you snuck into it... Yeah I'm talking to you. Good luck.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lands End

What is important to you?

What fills you with passion?

What would you do to protect or preserve that?
I've been listening to people as we prepare to elect a new leader of the free world. And what I hear is silence amongst the noise. No one seems to want to do things right.

Worse it appears 99% of Americans don't understand the role of the federal government or what it is supposed to do. Heck 95% of Americans still think the Federal Government was responsible for the people of New Orleans and should have stepped in even when the city and state claimed they had everything under control. So much for states rights. Oh yeah the state was too busy to actually take care of people, yep too busy disarming non violent non criminal civilians. And yet no one dares to suggest that Obama would ever do this were he to take office.

How many people know the score of last nights game but can't tell you ten policies that the top three, scratch that, their preferred candidate even, is presenting to change America? Can you?

Finally I am sick and tired of everyone who mentions the word race, heritage, black, africa, arab, terrorism, immigration control, or any other related word is AUTOMATICALLY DUBBED A RACIST! That isn't what America is supposed to be, but we don't have freedom of speech, we have freedom as long as it's not controversial. Worse I am sick and tired of REVERSE racism! I am caucasian. My ancestors were scandanavians. Vikings from Norway and Sweden who conquered and raided much of Europe finally settling in England/Ireland/Scotland and Germany and Switzerland. I am not ashamed. But when was the last time Caucasians took a day to celebrate OUR heritage? Personally I think my ancestors would be ashamed of us for acting as ashamed of them as we do.

America celebrates Black History month where we show pictures not just of the civil rights struggle of the 60's but of ancient tribes dancing in Africa fine heritage. We also have a Hugo Chavez day, hell we even have Hugo Chavez High School here in Phoenix. Great let's celebrate a communist who stole from his own people. yay for brown pride! So where is the Caucasion Holiday?

How about a Caledonian Day! St. Patricks Day is close but doesn't count. It used to till it was turned in to a day to imbibe massive volumes of alcohol. YAY we're DRUNK!

So I here by refuse to apologize for being proud of my heritage. I'm going to wear my kilt with pride, I recommend every man of similar ancestry find a way to show his or her strength in their heritage. If you don't know it, learn it. there is no excuse and if you don't you shame yourself before them.

I will no longer apologize for my ancestors. They probably kicked your ancestors asses and took their women over a thousand years ago! deal with it!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

America 2009 meet America 2008

I'd like to introduce everyone to President Obama. He won last Novembers Presidential elections in a landslide over some angry old white guy. He's hot stuff right now because he's eloquent and previous pres. Bush, not so much. Why did Obama win? Well Obama won because... Democrats wanted to take the White House and Obama managed to convince them that he was the most DEMOCRAT of any DEMOCRAT while managing to convince most of the rest of America that he wasn't a Clinton or a Bush. And sadly the Republicans, they just wanted "change."

Well we changed into John McCain, the epitomy of an impotent angry old white guy... FUN CHANGE! Why is it every time we elect the guy whose "time it is" to run for President the Elephants lose? Anyone remember Bob Dole?

Of course against Mr. Style over Sustenance Hussein Obama I don't think any Republican has a chance. Unless he asks Hillary to be his running mate (PLEASE LET HIM ASK HILLARY TO BE HIS RUNNING MATE!)

So what happens in 2009?

America Loses. We lose the War on Terror, of course thats a misnomer, but we will be attacked again. We lose our economy. We lose our freedoms and therin lies the rub. As a nation we don't care about liberty and freedom.

We care about... Healthcare? I think our founding fathers would be ashamed of us. And with good reason.

We don't want to be a nation of men, we want to be a nation of nannied children.

Welcome Nanny why don't you come stay for at least four years!

America was colonized by people fleeing Europe for freedom and economic potential. There's no where left to run.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My First Novel

Hey Everyone I'm writing a novel, mentioned it before but had the thought that I should link to it directly so I'm attaching a link here and including it in the favorites Section. I'm writing it on a forum called The High Road sister forum to Armed Polite Society. Both great websites for individual minded folks. Keep it polite we're family people.

It's called Bite Me: A Story of the End of the World.

It's a zombie survival story. There's some cussing (sorry mom but you know).

I'm writing it serially, so you'll be able to offer feedback while I write it. Of course several readers have complained I have slow fingers so...

Of course in order to give feedback you'll have to be a member of THR so ;) make a membership and after reading my story, you'll have to stick around and enjoy the other parts THR has to offer, of course if your friends with me I imagine you will!


My Cherub


I know that since the dawn of time and some people believe we were all just monkeys swinging through the trees, eating leaves and bananas and grinding out crazy monkey sex, people have asked "WHAT IS LOVE?!"

When I was a kid I thought I knew what love was. I knew my parents loved me. I was pretty sure god loved me. I thought if I was lucky some cousins and aunts and uncles and stuff might love me. Love was peachy. Love was a pile of cool crap on the floor under the big shiny tree Christmas morning and then having your parents tell you, "wait there's more!" and then getting to call family across the country and tell them you "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"

I didn't really understand much of love.

As I got older I knew love was that flitter flutter all over when you held a girls hand and she squeezed it back! :) And that flitter flutter was almost painful the first time you kissed said lass, I thought my neck would melt!

I didn't understand love at all!

When my dad died I thought I knew what love was, and I knew what it was like to lose it. I hurt because I knew he loved me and I loved him and now he was gone. Like hurt enough you'd put a .45 bullet into your brainpan to stop the hurt and smile while you did it because the bullet felt better by comparison because everything was over.

I hated love and didn't understand it at all.

When I got married I thought I knew what love was. I was learning.

When my first daughter was born I thought I knew what love was, I was getting there. The feelings that made me feel light headed holding her for the first time, but also slightly froggy in the throat. Warm all over. I was close.

With our second daughter it was just my wife, myself, her doctor and one nurse. In the moments between contractions my wife had never been more beautiful. And when she looked at me I got all weak kneed again.

But with the birth of our son I think I'm finally starting to get it! I think I'm almost there. Being able to hold my wife in a setting very similar to our daughters birth, quiet and calm. My mom and brother were there not even half an hour before but thought they had time to run an errand. Boy were they mad when I txt'd them a half hour later and told my mom we had a new baby boy. Sorry mom but I was so glad it was just the two of us with the professionals. The feeling was so beautiful. And when I handed my wife her healthy baby boy, cherubic cheeks glowing my wife just held our Liam and smiled.

Later that night we were able to bring our daughters in and they got to meet their brother. Watching my 5 year old Wynter hold her little brother and positively glow! That is love. The kind that gets caught at the back of your throat. That makes you feel a little woozy. I saw my daughters love for her brother and I know now I'm part of something special, and I love it, and I know it!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

For No Reason Other Than I Love Her!

Cause and Effect

I’m worn out, feel beaten and I’m ready for a break. My wife is “heavy with child,” it’s out 3rd but as I’m sure you can imagine I’m not getting much sleep. Thankfully we’re inducing tomorrow morning. It’s wicked early but it’s going to be great to welcome little Liam into our family.

So I’m tired from all that. Additionally last night I watched America piss away the 2008 election.

I see Romney (the only guy running who knows how to run anything and thinks that a capitalistic free market is a good thing) dropping out in the next 6 weeks. I don’t like it but with as few delegates as he procured last night…

So where does that leave us? I hear people saying well we’ll make it big in ’12. But where does that leave us?

It leaves us with 3 conniving back stabbing bastards running for president (I’m convinced the shillary beast is a man faking it so…) so America it’s time, BOHICA! I just hope they bring lots of KY jelly.

What is your plan for 2009 and beyond?

I see a few things happening, I’m hoping that we get Hillary or McCain (I’ll explain why in a minute). I believe that McCain will fight the fight against Islamists until he gets bent by congress. Hillary will play it tough for political expediency until the UN tells her to chill. Obama, well Obama isn’t even playing big boy ball yet so… And his acknowledging that he’s completely taken the nuclear option off the table proves it. I’m not a sick bastard wanting to kill people, any potential president who takes any option off the table without being advised by the pentagon and the DOD is an idiot, welcome back Jimmy Carter. Don’t make me also reiterate his American Flag/Patriotism bullshit.

So 2009:

First if you’re a member (even a lifer) of the NRA, I don’t care, grab your checkbook and drop 20-50-100-150 WHATEVER YOU CAN AFFORD to them. Why? Because all it will take is a left leaning house/senate and we’ll have another gun ban on our table WITH ANY OF THESE PEOPLE!

I believe McCain politically would submit to Republican pressure but the Repubs we have in Washington are all girlie men. (SCHWARZENNEGER YOU BETRAYED US!) But without a strong defense by the NRA we’re screwed! The GOA is worthless and there is no other national org worth mentioning.

McCain will sign whatever comes his way. Due to his supposed Republican nature I believe congress will try and make any gun ban attempt as “easy” a pill as possible to swallow. Just an expansion of the 94 ban. I don’t see it being the current one in the house because of the inclusion of things like the Garand etc. Again we’ve got to control our congress critters and empower our mouthpiece.

With Hillary I see her easily signing an expansion of the 94 Ban plus. Probably take out the 50BMG, forget the 5.7 from FN. We also lose any of the BIG BOOMERs like the .416 or other monsters. Without a poison pill amendment attached like national CCW or something crazy she’ll sign it and lick her licks and go drink our constitutions blood afterwards.

Obama will sign ANYTHING that comes his way, what is worse is after any Littleton, Virgina Tech, Trolley Square or ANYTHING he won’t wait for congress he’ll write it himself. What makes him worse, is that he is willingly ON RECORD as saying we need to ban EVERYTHING in civilian hands. Handguns, Rifles, all shapes, sizes, calibers and worse.

So again where does that leave us?

That leaves us with 327 days to prepare. George on Madogre.com says that Ammo is our Achilles heel and he’s right. Every American should start stocking up. We also need to assess our current collections and see what we have, what we don’t have and work to clear up as much of the “WHAT WE NEED” as possible. In my safe I have hunting rifles, mil-surp from WW1/WW2. But I’m desperately short on Semi Auto rifles, which ironically would be the first banned. So my plan, I’m buying as many as I can afford, at least a half dozen mags each and as much ammo as my kids can pay off.

Will it do any good? I don’t know. I don’t have a magic ball. But I will say this, I believe that the constitution of our nation was inspired by god, i.e. GOD INSPIRED, God Given Rights.

So what is your only course of action when someone tries to “infringe” or legislate away a god given right?

Friday, February 1, 2008

America has Memory Loss

It wasn’t very long ago that the ideal in America was for a kid to get out of high school, maybe go to college, or go to work in the local industry or for his/her parents in the mom and pop store. Many went into the armed forces to serve this great nation. Others went to college studying engineering, physics, business and law. But America’s people have forgotten.

We’ve surrendered hard work and lasting success for entertainment with the “BOOB TUBE,” American Idol, Get Rich Quick, Law Suits, celebrity obsession, sex, satire, keeping up with the joneses. What the hell happened?

It’s not a party thing, both parties need a reboot. The modern Republican Party is like a drunken teddy Roosevelt crashed into a freeloader free spending appreciation program. The democrats have found true love in a neoworldsocialism. They’ve forgotten patriotism, and what it means to be an American. We are not proud of our country. The libertarians (and why I can’t stand them) is that they bitch and moan about how things SHOULD be (I agree) but then nationally they don’t DO anything! As in at all! They don’t organize or galvanize behind a candidate.

If the libertarian party would organize their 30% of America that they brag about to the polls and push a solid candidate and draw in independent thinkers from across the political spectrum, they won’t win the first election, but they’ll scare the holy shit out of the two other parties. By the second election, providing they have a worthwhile candidate they will win if the two “major” parties don’t fix themselves.

But that’s what’s wrong with our country. We’ve forgotten JFK. I’ve heard his most famous speech dozens of times, and USED by politics to prove a point, that they are more open minded than the other guy. But when was the last time you took the time to LISTEN, really listen to the words and what President Kennedy was trying to say?

I’ve included his speech below.

“Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens, we observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom - symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning - signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe - the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage - and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge - and more.

To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do - for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.

To those new States whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom - and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

To those peoples in the huts and villages across the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required - not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge - to convert our good words into good deeds - in a new alliance for progress - to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbours know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.


Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.

We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.

But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course - both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind's final war.

So let us begin anew - remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belabouring those problems which divide us.

Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms - and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.

Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah - to "undo the heavy burdens -. and to let the oppressed go free."

And if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavour, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved.

All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.

In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than in mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.

Now the trumpet summons us again - not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are - but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation" - a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort?

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shank from this responsibility - I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it -- and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.

Was his speech very idealogical? Was it naïve? Was it hopeful? Did he condemn his enemies?

Modern Americans blame America for our enemies hate.

Modern Americans as instead “WHAT CAN MY COUNTRY DO FOR ME?!”

In spite of it all, in spite of everything I am proud of my country and I wish the political parties would approach the adult maturity of our past presidents (except Carter). Let’s leave the bitter partisanship. But most of all, every candidate should seek to uphold the constitution. I don’t care if you are the local school board, UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION.

Freedom. Liberty. These are the greatest of the pursuits of men and government. Let individuals pursue god in their own way, but for government and those in rule, freedom and liberty above all.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Romney Rally

Saturday we went to a Romney Rally in north Phoenix. It was very cool as we had several members of our state Legislators there, along with our very own Maricopa County Sherriff, Americas Toughest Sherriff Joe!

About three hundred people hung out for about three hours, watching Romney ads, picking up materials to hand out to friends and coworkers. I really think Romney is going to do better in Az than a lot of people believe. I think that he'll give McCain quite the fight, he may not win but I think he'll be within 12 points.

There is a huge groundswell of people realizing just how full of crap McCain has been. We've just never had a viable alternative. I think once people start to realize McCain has a viable challenger in Romney, and the Dems and mods realize they have to vote for Baccarat to beat the shrew McCain loses his "base".

This is Heather, my littlest one (for the next week or two) proudly showing she could wave signs as wells as the adults!

Last note Romney is supposed to fly in on Super Tuesday for a couple of hours to pump up supporters.

Tommorows Florida's Primary! Give Em Hell Mitt!

Friday, January 25, 2008

What's in Your Pockets!?

Like a lot of guys I’ve walked around with a bunch of stuff in my pockets since reaching adult hood and leaving college. How many times have you gone to carry something else and realize that you’re almost out of space? Or worse you’re walking around carrying stuff in your hands? I can’t count the times I’ve torn pockets of pants from sharp edges on pocket knives, keys, and other assorted pocket flotsam.

Most guys I know carry quite the load!

Cell Phone
Keys – Car, House, Office, Desk, Trunk, Shed, Storage Unit and more
Pocket Knife
Planner/Calendar/Address Book
Extra Batteries
Gun (where legal)
Extra Magazines

Does this sound like your daily load? I realize not everyone carries a gun, but much of this probably sounds like some of the crap you cram into your pants, or try carrying with you everywhere you go. Worse, how often does one find them-self in the situation where they DON’T have what they need, even with all the crap they are carrying around?

My wife finally suggested I do something about it. I think she was suggesting I leave more than a few things behind. Instead I did one better, I got a purse. Or murse. A man-bag. A tote. Messenger Bag. Courier Pack. Info Camel. Whatever name you prefer. I went with the Maxpedition Versa pack, specifically the Colossus.

Now instead of just carrying the above, I can also carry a small first aid kit, hand sanitizer (I’m not a germ-a-phobe but do you know how many people don’t wash after dropping a dukie?), Ibuprofen (those with gout know what I’m talking about- a good size bottle of Ibuprofen is a life saver), I also carry an extra note pad, a camera, as a dad I’ve tucked in a couple of diapers and wipes, an extra pocket knife, pepper foam.

Now I won’t lie my buddies gave me hell for a while, still do on occasion. But nothing is more satisfying than a buddy saying damn does anybody have any…? And being able to supply, whatever, from the depths of a well organized pack. Shuts them up pretty well.

And best of all I have semi empty pockets. Check out the full review in the summer issue of PCO’s newsletter.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monster Hunter International

For the uninitiated, check out Larry Correia's MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL. It's Larry's first novel and I could not put this down! I blew a Saturday afternoon, evening and night blazing through this. If you've ever liked a monster movie but thought the people in it deserved to die simply for stupidity, this is your book!

Check out Larry's Blog! Monster Hunter Nation

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cloverfield: Movie Review

I was anxiously awaiting this movie since the awe inspiring preview in front of Transformers this summer. I fully hoped to be blown away by this movie. Friday night after work I sped to my local cineplex. Found a decent seat in a VERY crowded theater, and waited for the lights to dim.

First let me say this, except for the new Star Trek teaser Hollyweird is really reaching for new ideas. All the other previews but one were just rehashes of other older movies. I saw an updated karate kid only this time with MMA, that's just sad, as much as I love Djimon Hounsou (Amistad) he's no Mr. Miagi. I saw a conglomeration between Dawn of the Dead and Escape from New York. this movie is not even out yet and it looks like it was bred for another generation of film. While the chick in the movie is hot, in black leather she looks too much like she's channeling Beckinsale from Underworld it's scary sad. And unfortunately she's not as much fun to watch as Kurt Russel and the bad freaky guys look like wannabe villains from John Carpenters fun ride.

Back to Cloverfield.

First when someone tells you to take dramamine before watching this movie, they probably aren't referring to the action scenes. Once the big monsters shows up the camera works really well. No you'll need dramamine for the first 24 minutes during which a going away party bores you to death. You probably won't care waiting for the monster to show up but you'll feel it later in the movie. If I were to go see this flick again (maybe...) I'd show up about 17 minutes late, just so I could miss all that crap.

For those of you who saw the preview they could have doubled the length of the party AS SHOWN in the preview and still conveyed everything they needed to without wasting time and giving you a hand-held hang over. And for a movie that clocks in, including credits, under an hour and twenty minutes, 25 spent on a party that I wouldn't have shown up to in real life, is just sad. The whole 25 minutes introduces the main character Paul or Ron or something or other, his brother, his girlfriend who he slept with four weeks before the movie starts just before he's supposed to leave for Japan. His best friend HUD ( thought that was a display) and his brother and his brothers girlfriend. Names are really not important because frankly you won't care. They could just as easily be guy 1, guy 2, guy 3 and it would work just as well.

Once the monster gets there though, this movie was actually a lot of fun. I'm not going to give much away, but this movie went from simple "the godzilla movie" to incredibly original, fast. The turning point for me, was when watching CNN and the military is up close to the big guy and "things" start falling. WOW! Did not see that coming.

I would like to take a minute and address the bridge scene. Everyone whose seen the preview has seen the bridge collapsing. No biggie. Now we've seen bridges fall in the last few years in War of the Worlds, I AM LEGEND, X-Men3 and dozens of other films. What the heck was the point of this one? Visually it wasn't impressive since we were POV on the bridge and guy 2 dies (or is implied dead).

I know they were trying to escape but you never know what brings down the bridge, it's only assumed it's the big monster, and it causes people to wander around like cattle until the authorities tell people where to go and what to do. Maybe I'm too independent but that bugged the hell out of me. It's like Katrina and N.O. I'd have corraled my family and boogied outta dodge folks! Why wait? Is that why they were on the bridge? Ok I'll give you that, but then why would they head back in and stumble around. It's like the director wasn't sure how much time to give them to get the ball rolling again.

Props though, watching our military go to work right over the top of our intrepid camera guy was awe inspiring. We've seen things like that on the evening news with imbeded photographers, but rarely in a movie, JJ Abrahms and the director get big props, because that was terrifically done.

To get away from the battle and monster the wander down into the The subway scene, holy crap, i'm not excited about being trapped undergound, no way I would have stayed put in the subway for that long but I understand they needed a breather but be real, dust is falling on you because of a big monster above and the military dropping bombs and your going to stay in that exact spot? But when they head into the tunnel! WOWZA! leapt out of my seat! For those of you who've seen it, were those "things" different that the things fighting the military? Oh and girl 2 gets chewed on trying to save jackass camera guy, or guy 3. She starts to get woozy from loss of blood, then things get wierd.

Now being a monster movie fan, I was really excited to see the familiar bitten person falls victim thing. But victim to what?!? Answers I want them now!

I was glad to see something different in the next scene. They intrepid foursome find their way into a ?Department store where the military has setup shop. And unlike so many movies of late they don't paint the military as the bad guys, again props JJ.

Finally when they go into the skyscrapper, I was excited. I thought that was pretty cool, again not saying anything for folks who haven't seen it, but building to building rock climbing. But I desperately wanted them to find a working elevator just so the camera guy would stop moving! ug. (If I ever meet that camera guy hud I'm going to kick his @$$!)

At that point, no elevators and having to climb 49 floors, I would have told the others, "i'll wait here!" But they all climb and they do it in just a few minutes. These people make Lance Armstrong seem like a pansy. Running and stairs etc. I know adreneline does crazy things but DAMN!

Lastly I loved the helicopters and the park. The stealth bomber was a nice touch. There was at least one shot that was straight out of Jurrassic Park, and the blow sacks were freaking cool!~

But after that, eh. It just didn't have an awe inspiring ending, but was still a rather good movie.

When the lights went up I heard dozens of people talk about going home and making a better movie than that. However if this challenges people to try making their own movie, we all win, except of course for the bad ones. Over all I disagree with those that think this was a bad movie, it was an amazing experience. I think this was a truly innovative and original movie, we bitch about Hollyweird and how dumb the movies coming out are, and now we get one (like the matrix) and people pan it.

I hope people recognize it for that, that this was a more original movie than most anything they've seen in a long time. I probably won't buy the DVD, but I'd happily pay to see a sequal, a real movie this time though, with pans and dolly's and sweeping vistas and more military action. I want answers this time though! Answers damnit! What is it? Where did it come from? How do we kill it? What are the little things? What about the things in the subway? What happened to the bleeding girl? Did she blow up? WTH!?

JJ Abrahms your a mad genius and until I get more, I hate you, but I want to see what you can do with Star Trek!

Friday, January 18, 2008


I saw on the news this week about the guy who tried to jump, yes JUMP as in peter pan right off the freaking Empire State Building! No sane person (you may argue the parachute issue, I retain my statement) JUMPS off a building!

But worse, this ass hat now is SUING, as in demanding money because he was traumatized by the security guard. WTF?!?

And people say we don't need tort reform.

I read about the two 13 year old boys who were molested by a 13 year old girl, so they are all the same age, in Alaska. The girl was arrested, and unless I'm mistaken, she'll be tried as a sex offender. When I was 13 if a girl molested you, one of two things were happening. 1, you were really excited about it! Or 2, you chased the hag away. DUH! I can understand "protecting the kids" from adults, that's what we should be doing. But "protecting" 2 thirteen year old boys? Man up!

And people say we don't need tort reform.

I read about the founder of NO GUNS being charged with and pleading no contest to possesion, manufacturer and transport for sale of an unlawful assault weapon. While I think that any restriction of our 2nd Amendment right is bunk (I do believe ciolent criminals should not have them) but I do believe that the people should respect the laws that we have. So it's easy to assume then that the founder of NO GUNS did this whole program simply as a cover for his "homies?" After all he was providing weapons to a violent street gang.

It's just too bad they didn't get Sarah Brady for reckless endangerment with her piece.

And people think anti-gun organizations are just out to protect the kiddies.

Ok, I'm pissed. I was going to leave the Tiger incident at the San Fran zoo alone. But I can't. These idiots taunted this animal, one of the greatest predators in the world, and um yeah, all three got mauled and one died. WELL NO SHIT! You TAUNTED A FREAKING TIGER! I've known I didn't want to mess with a tiger since I was a kid and I saw THE JUNGLE BOOK! I'm no Mowgli, I'm not going there! Screw that! And these punk kids from a punk town that thinks it can outlaw pain and suffering and um yeah bad people too, got what they freaking deserved! Social Darwinism. Idiots die, the smart survive! But I'm really pissed that San Fran PD killed the damn tiger over it. There are only a few hundred left world wide and we KILLED it because two jerkoffs that were prime candidates for retro active abortion were getting eaten? They should have stayed away, let the tiger get good and full, fall asleep and shoot it with a tranq! Then while happy big cat is snoring contentedly, we wheelbarrow his orange striped self back inside where he belongs. GEEZ! Kill the tiger for an idiot that's a trade the world came out on top!

And people say that kids have it to hard these days.

Osama Bin Ladens son want's to be an ambassador for peace. Great! I'm all for peace! Get your dad to surrender! Hell I'd be happy if he surrendered to Saudi Arabia, England, he he, or Israel! Usama Bin Laden on behalf of the American people I accept your request to be an ambassador for peace, on one of two conditions. Either get your dad to surrender, or go kill him. After all it's in the name of peace, for peace with the religion of peace. Better that one man should perish. Hell I'll have you over for dinner within one week of you fulfilling your mission!

And people say I have no sense of humor!

To close, I'm sick of a beautiful world of people that will not stand up for themselves, and worse they are afraid of you and I standing up for OURSELVES!

I'm sick of the election already. I wish that each party would bring back the arena and let the candidates fight to the death, then we'd have Jon Edwards or Obama (I don't know who'd win except they'd team up to kill hillary) versus Fred Thompson. Of course I'd want Fred Thompson to start a caffeine drip because his lackadasical approach is really wearing me out.

What are you doing with your tax return this year? I'd really recommend buying something related to excersising your 2nd Amendment rights. Even if that's not your bag, because I believe that if 100 million Americans go buy a gun this year, 100 million NICS checks would send a message to every politician in America, don't mess with our Constitution! Of course that only works if those 100 million DON'T go dumb and vote for a swine who will set out to destroy our fundamental freedoms.


Monday, January 14, 2008

2nd Amendment

My friends know my feelings on government so at this point I don't intend to launch into any tirades. However I did want to share this with any who are interested.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


My first Blog/Post:

What to write about?

Ogre suggests Bloggers post about what they know and to post often. We'll see about often, but I want to write about what I know.

I know my heroes. My hero, as every boys first hero should be, is/was my dad. My dad was the coolest. He had curly white hair that he kept long (not crazy hippie long), long enough it would blow around outside when he took his hat off. My dad was older than my buddies dads. He was sixty three when I was born (and I have 2 younger brothers).

My dad creaked when he climbed stairs, that arthritis was getting to him good. He popped sometimes too. But as a boy I watched him build our house, climbers ladders to shingle the roof, laid tile on his knees, placed doors and windows (usually after they'd been broken by boys playing ball). Every night he'd tuck my brothers and I in bed, he'd climb the stairs to our room, we'd hear popping and clicking as he climbed upwards. Then he'd sing to us, tuck us in, and we'd hear him snap crackle and pop as he descended the stairs (stairs he put in by the way).

My dad was a patriot. I remember once seeing him cry in church when we sang the star spangled banner. I can still hear his voice tremble over those beautiful strains as he moved through the chorus.

My dad was a veteran. He fought in WWII. Growing up in a mostly retirement community he introduced me to all his veteran buddies, including a couple of british ex pats. I heard stories from guys who stormed Normady. I heard stories of guys who fought at Guadacanal! I heard my dads stories, stationed in Kunming in China flying with the Chinese Air Force. Listening to these brave old souls tell about seeing friends killed for something they believed in, stirred within me something deep. A love and understanding of the importance of love of this great country.

Since then I've had many heroes, guys in movies (Indiana Jones!), guys in books, guys in history (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Carlos Hathcock, Audie Murphy, Alvin Yorke). But I wanted to talk about heroes I've had the priveledge to know.

My best friend growing up was and is a goofy guy by the name of Gordon. He was crazy in the fifth grade, introduced me to the xmen and aliens. Arnold Schwarzenneger and SPEED. We read comic books, listened to rock and roll and later heavy metal. We grew into young men, his dad was in the Army and so he too had respect for this country (he grew up in Europe at the height and fall of communism). At 18 fresh out of high school he joined the Army Reserves. I sat in the recruiters with him while he filled out the paperwork. This was the spring before 9/11 that fall everything changed.

For the first few years members of his unit got called up and he waited for his number.
Even his beautiful sister served her time in Iraq as did her husband.
Eventually he got called out as well and spent his time in Iraq.
He came home, safe, unharmed.

This February you'll be able to see him in the Army ad during the Super Bowl. Check it out, because there you'll see my hero!

So more than anything this post, is one of respect, appreciation for all our armed men and women in our armed forces, past, present, and future! It is my pleasure to call some of you friend. It is my honor to call myself an American and much of that is because of you. Thank you for your sacrifices, thank you for your service.

Because all of you are Real American Heroes!