Friday, September 21, 2007
Are you freaking kidding me? This is as bad as the Moveon.dumbass ad.
When will the American people say, "Enough is enough"? Let's hope that message is delivered loudly and clearly on election day. What do you want to bet the Demonuts won't condemn this ad, either?
Friday, September 14, 2007
USMC Rules for Gunfighting
1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Your life is expensive.
3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)
6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.
9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
9.5 Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.
10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. Have a plan.
13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
16. Don't drop your guard.
17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
23. Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a ".4"
Navy Rules to Gunfighting
1. Go to Sea
2. Send the Marines3. Drink Coffee
H/T OPFOR and GeoffMetcalf.com
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Here's Harry Reid, as quoted today by the AP:
WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic leaders on Wednesday rejected the call by the top U.S. general in Iraq for a reduction of up to 30,000 U.S. troops in Iraq by next summer, saying it does not go far enough.
"This is unacceptable to me, it's unacceptable to the American people," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.Speak for yourself, you moron. It is perfectly acceptable to me...and I AM the American people.
Monday, September 10, 2007
I have had two conspiracy ideas in as many days, so I've used up my lifetime quota.
First, is the Chinese government trying to influence the Presidential election? Since so many investigators are pouring over Hsu's finances, and are (so far) unable to explain the source of Hsu's money, there's a fair amount of speculation that the Chinese government is funding him and has now tossed him to the wolves.
Second conspiracy thought: Hillary first announced that she was donating $23,000 of Hsu's contributions to charity. Now comes the headline:
Clinton to Return $850,000 in Donations Raised By Norman HsuNotice that Hillary isn't donating the money to charity...she's returning it. Is this a not-so-subtle way for her to fund Hsu's bail money? Why did she not donate this large sum to charity? Hmmm?
Ok, Hsu's not likely to even be offered bail after forfeiting the $2 million when he skipped town. But why are the Clintons sending this money back instead of donating it? Is this the start of the Hsu Defense Fund?
I'm not big on conspiracy theories (I grew up near the Grassy Knoll, and it ain't a sniper's platform). But...this one smells like the Clinton's are being too clever by half. And if you don't think Billy Boy is neck deep in this one, I've got a bridge for you...
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Here's a surprise: he's my all-time favorite for listening to while driving. There's NO ONE who can hit those high C's with the energy and that distinctive voice.
I first saw Pavarotti in Italy in 1978 while in college there. I also was lucky enough to get tickets to his concert at the Republican Convention in Dallas in 1984. (Aside: What could be more perfect than free drinks, a bunch of Republicans, and Pavarotti?)
I was hooked on him by Louis Bittrich, my English prof (and great friend) and his wife Nancy. Thanks, Doc, for introducing me to a treasure. Nessun Dorma!
Here's another version of Nessun Dorma that's great.
And another...looks like from Rome.