22 February 2009

The way we fight

I have been noticing all the pictures from Iraq and Afghanistan with everyone in their full gear and sunglasses with weapons ready, all while at a tribal meeting.

This gets me hot. This is the uniform they should be wearing when they meet with locals in their offices or homes.

That is me reclining, waiting for the meeting to start. This was one of the last meetings we had with the chief and it was kind of sad to leave. I wonder how my terp is doing (the guy to my right.)?

Oh, and here is what a orphanage give away should look like. My SFC and My CPT having the best day of the deployment at this girl orphanage.

That is the way it should look like. Not this:

10 February 2009

late night musings

So, here I sit late (for me) at night hopping around the net reading about the direction our country is heading. From Newsweek calling us Socialists, to my fellow officer trying to convince me that it is the government's job to rescue every business that fails in this country.

When did we get this bad? Why can we not stop this? I fight this fight every time I talk about congress and the elite class they are becoming. I talk till I am blue in the face and the people that get more money back from the government then they pay are happy with the system.


I ran into this blog post from a man calling himself the Existing Thing. The young man likes Heinlein and knives and guns, and is fighting the great civil rights fight in the heart of the beast, California. And he can write with a passion that is great and vociferous. His post answers my question in a weird sort of way...at least the how we got to our present predicament...

The Golem Turns

There was a time when we, the people, needed big things done for our country. We needed something to keep us safe, to do our heavy lifting, and to manage the things we hadn't time to manage.

We created for ourselves a Government.
We created for ourselves a Golem.

A Golem with more power than any one of us, to do our bidding, and work when we couldn't work, and protect us as we slept.


03 February 2009

The inner geek meets the war movie buff

Well, when you surf the net, you find the weird stuff...and this made me smile and it is a well done video...I recommend both movies for your viewing pleasure...


02 February 2009

Thinking of Afghanistan...

I have been thinking of my team lately. I spent a year with these guys and we were like brothers. We depended on each other and spent hours together in our vehicle, talking about the weirdest shit...

I am talking about CPT N and SFC G. I miss the conversations and hope they are doing well. They both got cush jobs after our deployment. Not that I did not, but still...:)

CPT N being cold in 106 in the shade.
Dealing with the Afghans pushed our patience, and G showed good restraint when they were at their worst..


Found this picture that makes the girls swoon...:)

I try my darnedest to not get political with my discussions, as I have found it akin to wrestling with a pig. You get dirty and the pig enjoys it.

I am going to post this vote for the Attorney General Holder. I hope you look at who voted for him and against.

Take note when our gun rights are regulated away from us little by little, death by a thousand cuts.

I pray that I am wrong about him, but I think he is going to be the worst AG for our gun rights since the Johnson administration's enactment of the the 1968 Gun Control Act.

Now I am off to write both of my senators.