Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's not the NFL!

Ok, so the story is that two coaches got into a fist fight because the coach without a girl on his team didn’t want to play with the team that had a girl. We’re talking about ten year old kids here, where physical gender identity isn’t very pronounced. This idiot coach, cited that his boys had a Religious aversion to hitting a girl and therefore refused to play. I’ve heard a lot of cop outs in my day, but come on! A fear of contracting Cooties would be more plausible! First off, we all understand football is a rough game, I am sure that the girl’s parents as well as herself are not stupid as to the risks involved. Second, they’re kids, ok. This isn’t the super bowl championship. Frankly sir, you needed a punch in the face, you sexist redneck idiot. I’m not supporting feminism here, nor am I understating the physical differences between the sexes, but seriously, THESE ARE KIDS! If they were 17 I could see a need for concern. You have traumatized a little girl for not letting her play football, and that’s why you got punched, I hope it hurts.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just One Person

I know there are many of you out there that sit and think, ”But I’m just one person, how can I do ANYTHING?” Well, you aren’t just one person. You’re one person who cares. That caring part means a lot. Mother Teresa was one person who cared, so was Mahatma Gandhi. They didn’t just sit and feel helpless and hopeless. They did something. You can too.

I am just one man, but I care. My actions affect the people around me because I don’t sit and hide in a corner. People know what I’m about, and I’m not afraid of some government jack-booted thug who is going to try to stop me from expressing my opinion. Sure there’s going to be some who disagree with me, but I make certain they know I don’t have the same opinion.

Now, if you have been reading along and agree with me, then obviously you aren’t alone, are you? Secondly if you do care, then you have the will to do something. Do it. Go and let others know your opinion. Meet with those who agree with you. Form a group. Even if it’s a weeknight dinner once a month, just get together. United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Now where did that come from…?

Ditch the “I’m a victim” mentality, that’s what those who wish to subdue you want you to do. Find your God given talents and exploit them the fullest of your ability. If you don’t know what your talent is, find it. Stop fitting into the mould, start making your own. If you want Hope, and Change you can believe in, then Hope, and change yourself into something you believe in. You are the American Government, not some elected official, or ABCXYZ letter Agency. The political power of this Nation resides in YOU, the individual. Those guys they call the government, well they’re just your delegated representatives. You can hire them, and You can fire them. They work for You, so remind them of that every chance you get.

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”
Helen Keller

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ft Hood Massacre

Does it not disturb you to the core that one man was able to kill so many people on a Fort of our ARMED FORCES?!? Why was it that a CIVILIAN Police officer was the first person on scene with the means of defending our troops? Do soldiers not have the right to have arms on all areas of the post? If not, why not? Hasam would certainly not have had much success if the soldiers he murdered were all carrying their issued M4 carbines with them. This is another tragedy where a well armed citizen would have been just the ticket for destroying terrorism in our Nation. That's right Major Hasam was a Muslim extremist, and this shooting was an act of TERRORISM. Thank you gun control lobbies and politically correct bureaucrats for allowing our most honored citizens, the American soldier, to be heinously murdered in what WAS considered one of the safest places on earth. These were sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, some of whom had just safely returned from the Hell that is the war on terror. May God bless their souls and bring peace to their families.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I get a lot of people thanking me for my service lately. And if you are one of those who do, thank you, I appreciate the lip service, but if you really want to thank me, do this:

BELIEVE in what I believe in, Liberty, Freedom, and Justice
DEFEND in your daily life these things I defend on the on the battlefield
LIVE for what I will gladly die for.
REMEMBER Freedom is not a gift, it is a reward, a reward for vigilance, bravery and sacrifice.

We the fighters, take your place on the battlefield, to insure that reward is not lost.
America is a Christian nation, and the American soldier, airman, marine, or seaman is the closest thing you will get to meeting anyone who resembles Christ himself in the flesh… He died to free you from the bondage of sin, we die to free you from the bondage of tyranny.

“American people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. “

George Orwell Author of 1984 and Animal Farm (Every American should read both)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gun Control

For all of you who think guns are evil, I want you to try this exercise. Go to one of your gun owning friends, if you have any and ask to look at one of their guns. Take the gun, load it, take the safety off, and then set it down on the kitchen table. Observe the evilness of the gun as it sets there. Watch as it searches for an innocent bystander to maim and kill. Be careful that it doesn’t see you as it may decide to target you. What’s that, it’s not doing anything? Maybe it’s broken, try this with several guns. They all just set there? That’s because they are inanimate objects. They are incapable of evil or good. They are tools, just like a hammer or a screwdriver. They have a particular purpose that they are designed for, like all other tools, and require a human to use them. Whether that human use the gun for good or evil is in the heart and mind of the one who holds it, not in the gun. Some gun control legislation is important, to keep evil people from obtaining guns through fraudulent means, i.e. felony record checks for those attempting to purchase firearms. However, ostracizing one third of the American population with overbearing and intrusive gun control laws is a sure fire way to emotionally and politically separate law abiding, good citizens from their elected government. Criminals don’t obey laws, so control laws do not affect them. Not only that, but an evil person will kill you just as dead with a hammer or screwdriver if that is their intent. Think about how many lives are saved by firearms everyday instead of the very few lost. Here are a few good things firearms bring us:

Hundreds of police officers and the public at large are saved from being victims of violence through the use of firearms to maintain order and effectively subdue criminals.
Millions of varmints and dangerous wild animals that carry diseases and kill livestock, and humans, are killed each year, protecting our food supply and health.
The Sovereignty of America is protected each day by the hundreds of thousands of men and women who take up arms to defend the very things that make America great.
Hunters do a great deal of wildlife maintenance and preservation; and leasing of hunting grounds helps to keep nature intact instead of the land being stripped and farmed.
Countless firearm owners have contributed greatly to the economy since Obama’s electoral win, spending millions on rifles, handguns, and ammunition.


1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson

2. Those who trade liberty for security have neither. ~John Adams

3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

7. You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

9. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.

13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

14. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?

15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

16. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves

17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


This will probably sound like a Subaru commercial, but since this is a true story, think what you will.
This morning, a particularly stormy, rainy wet morning, I came up on a car with its flashers on. Since civilization is quite far away and cell reception spotty at best, I stopped to see what the matter was. Of course it was a group of kids acting stupid, stopped out there to potty and got their car stuck in the ditch. So I go and get my tow strap, but thanks to General Motors engineers, there is absolutely nothing to put a tow strap on to on their car(no wonder GM is out of business). So I decide I’m going to try to push them up out of the ditch from behind. Of course these kids are certain I’ll get stuck, so I told them I’ve never had the car stuck before, but I didn’t know if it would move their car in the mud. So I go around and head into the ditch, which is sloppy, but not any real problem for the Outback. I line up behind the kids car and ease up. I ride the clutch to try keep a little traction but start to spin anyway, and the car isn’t moving. I was a little dismayed that it wasn’t working, so I figured since I’m here I may as well give it hell. I let the clutch out and punch it, tires spinning and mud flying everywhere. In short order, my Outback catches traction, and pushes the other car right back onto the road. They are quite amazed and thanked me profusely for helping them. I told next time they decide to play in the mud, to get an all-wheel drive, and went on my way. My Subaru outback has almost 100k miles and has not needed anything other than scheduled maintenance and tires since I bought it at 60K. I don’t think mine is a fluke either, Subaru’s are gaining in popularity, and it’s because they are a solid well made vehicle. Not only they are made more in America than American cars are. So next time you decide you want a go anywhere do anything vehicle, check out Subaru. They bad A$$.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gift Idea

I received this email today:

Christmas Gift Ideas- No not a Christmas list or "gift" idea. But a new way to give to your children. In order to simplify things in your household this Christmas consider this idea.
For each child (or Adult) give four items to fit into each category of- NEED, WANT, WEAR, READ.
And then you can still do a Santa gift if you like, just for the Magic of Christmas:)

So give something the child Needs, Something they Want, something they Wear (PJ's as the Christmas Eve gift is a great idea) and something to Read.

It will make each gift much more special and you can perhaps be able to purchase more quality items instead of spreading out your budget over a dozen toys.

After all Christmas isn't about the presents anyway. This is a great way to control spending, and not end up with a bunch of plastic parts to lots of toys scattered all over the house after Christmas.
Trust me your Children will not miss those, and neither will you!

Pass this idea along!

My Thoughts:

This is truly a great Idea. That old worn out cliché, “It’s the thought that counts” is really a very intriguing piece of wisdom. Instead of going out and purchasing a bunch of low quality, cheap and otherwise useless bunch of “stuff”, actually think about the four things. Plan your purchases instead of going to the store and throwing the brightest colored box in cart and waving around the almighty credit card in some idiotic gesture of indulgence. Think, that’s the thought part, about what your loved ones really need, and really want. Your loved ones, and your wallet will thank you. I have seen my family spend exorbitant amounts of money on my kids for Christmas. They want to see the glimmer of glee in their eyes that they had as a child. The only problem is that everyone is so overloaded with ‘stuff’ these days that the thoughts are hollow, and the glee isn’t there. We have donated so much “stuff” to charities after Christmas, sometimes still in unopened boxes that it’s difficult to imagine what “thought” went into those gifts. In my observation, there are generally only two toys each year that my kids play with constantly after Christmas time is over. That’s it 2 toys per season. So say you have a budget of $100 per kid. You do have a budget, right? You can buy ten, ten dollar gifts, of which two will make the cut(maybe). Or you can get two $50 gifts that will most likely be cherished, especially if you put thought into it. One way, you waste $80, the latter, you get your money’s worth. Besides, those $10 gifts usually aren’t a high enough quality to last till next year, while some $50 gifts will last a lifetime. I.e. I still have my original Legend of Zelda cartridge from when I was a kid. I occasionally play it just to remember those “Good old” days. So THINK about the gifts you give and who you will give them to, and everyone will be much happier this Christmas, except maybe Wal-mart’s CEO.