09 July 2013

Writing Something

They say if you want to be a writer, you should write something every day, even if it's crap. This is crap. But I am writing. If you have even been a reader of this blog, you will realise that I have not written anything in some time. Once, I made ther public declaration that I was going to write something every day. I didn't. But hey, why not revitalise this forum, and try it again, right? So, to begin, here is my new motto, blatantly stolen from The Mad Ogre: cogito ergo boom. I think, therefore, I shoot. Heh, heh. Well, I thought it was good. Whatever. To try and make this as entertaining as possible, check out this picture. My son found this and sent me this picture, after he had killed it with a roofing staple. Well, he took the picture before he killed it, I think. No matter, he said when he saw it, he was so alarmed that he didn't want to stay on this planet anymore.

31 December 2009


Why is it that when something is no longer produced because it is inferior, but someone who was duped into buying it new (good marketing--can you say AOL?) tries to sell it by calling it "RARE?"

18 December 2009

Christmas is coming

Santa just came to visit my kids. What a treat! I love my neighbors!

29 November 2009

There are always two ways to look at everything.

25 November 2009

A Rare Political Post

I rarely post anything political, mostly because I have such a narrow grasp on politics that I end up sounding foolish. However, I find myself given to ruminating on the situation in Afghanistan.

I will make it short and (hopefully) sweet: sending additional troops to Afghanistan will do absolutely no good whatsoever until the ROE is amended to allow them to do their job. When we first went into Afghanistan, there were immediate strides made, and many battles won. High-Value Targets were taken down, and morale among the troops was as high as it can be when they are in combat.

Then, the brass came in. Units in the field were not allowed the autonomy they once had. HVT were identified, but were usually allowed to escape, as the approval procedure to mount an operation was ponderous and time-consuming. This has not improved in the five years since I was there.

No, sending additional troops won't help. Not until they are allowed to fight the right fight. They should be fighting the Taliban and Al Quaeda, not their own government and leadership.

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23 November 2009


Well, it's Thanksgiving time again. How many of us will eat themselves into a stupor this year? I suspect I will. In the meantime, we should all take a few minutes to count our blessings.

What are YOU thankful for?

10 November 2009

Happy Birthday

Today is the Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. Whether you call them Leathernecks, Jarheads, Uncle Sam's Misguided Children or Teufelhunden, Americans from sea to sea should find one and thank him or her for standing on that wall, facing our enemies and preserving our way of life in this country.

Semper Fidelis, Devil Dogs. God Bless.