My father talked about these very things we are now seeing, and that was thirty years ago. Remembering conversations with him is now as reading the news headlines. God, I miss that old man…..not taking the Name in vain, either, rather a cry out to the Maker…
In 2006 I watched the entirety of Congress turning democrat and I began my purchases. A couple of my rifles were purchased in the $800 dollar range, and are now “worth” quite a lot more. Imagine swapping a “D” model SKS for a $3000 ATV…..I’ve done it. Now my bugout gear is complete. That was the very last thing on my list numerically and in priority.
I now hope my father was wrong about the way he thought it would go, and if it should, I hope he was wrong about the outcome. Remember….the “prezz” still has NATO troops and the UN to fall back upon…and I’m sure it will come to that. It may be a futile fight, but I don’t want to live in a Communist Amerrika.
Miss ya dad….see ya soon I think….and uncle….and brother….I thank you all.
PS: Dad’s been dead for 20 plus years and is still getting smarter than me. How does that happen?
February 13, 2013 at 11:09pm
I’ve been hit four different times by those nasty buggers over the last ten or so years. First bite was worst, effects lasted about seven days. Fever, mild convulsions, headache, nausea, vomiting, loose bowels and a general feeling of BLAH! Each subsequent bite less in effect and the last left me nauseated and achy for 24 hours. Upside for me was the complete lack of arthritis pain for a year afterward each time. NOT necessarily a good idea, though, as most afflicted will either improve drastically or worsen drastically.
HOWEVER…..as my Aus friend says, nearly everything out there is deadly and at the least substantially worse than our equivalent. Redbacks are more frequently fatal (still a lactrodectus), but worst is the Sydney Funnel Web.
But…from my own experience even as a “Seppo”…my respects to the lady for her quick action and the finishing of her game. Wish I could find a lady from the Aus Outback….they aren’t weak!
January 25, 2013 at 3:30pm
When I was in school, my teacher was always armed whether openly or not, and when not armed he could reach a gun awfully quickly. I was homeschooled, and the teacher was my father. My other teacher wasn’t so quick with a gun, but was awfully good with a belt, razor strop, old fashioned paddle or whatever else was handy. I sometimes feared her wrath more; she was my mother. THEN there was my grandmother…..Lord, save me….and I’m grateful to them all. I also graduated with an “A” average from some VERY tough subjects at the age of sixteen. Then I went to work…..sigh….
As a fourteen year old kid grown up in a tiny town of two churches, one bar, post office, butcher shop/general store, one gas station, I could walk anywhere with my old .22 rifle over my shoulder and a fishing pole in my pack. I would go into that old general store for a couple of things and they thought it strange if I didn’t have my rifle! I NEVER committed any firearm related crime and later in years was forced to defend my life with nothing more than a Ruger .22 semiato pistol. I was glad for the extra magazine as I needed it to stop an attack carried out by three armed individuals. One died, one hospitalized (and then incarcerated), one gave up and ran and was later incarcerated. Bullets flew, I didn’t like the way my b**ls tasted in the back of my throat, and I survived to tell the tale.
Take either my Lewis Machine & Tool or my Armalite from my cold hands, but be careful: The barrel will be hot!
January 23, 2013 at 8:57pm
Messed up my friend’s statement:
He also added to be true to my beliefs whatever they are.
I hope this posting works….sometimes it doesn’t….
January 23, 2013 at 8:53pm
Much ado about nothing, nothing to see, move along. Get back to the supposed conspiracies where “they” are up to “something” nefarious. School shooting theories, UFO theories, chemtrail theories, moon landing theories, holocaust theories, mind control theories (not real brainwashing as in schools, nothing to see there, move along), American Idol, Survivor, “Did she lip sync?”, and when you’re tired of all that, get back to your Ipod, Ipad, Iphone, Nintendo, Xbox, Playstation, social medias and so on. Pay NO attention to the real conspiracies which will destroy and are destroying the free man’s way of life. Forget Christian belief, go with Christianism such as a weepy televangelist telling you how to feel (scared, lonely, sad) and then what to buy to assuage your feelings (by all means, DON’T consider real repentance, you want to feel GOOD!).
A good friend of mine (who is a staunch non-believer and yet gives respect to my beliefs or those of others) reminded me when I said there was no way to know whom to believe: “Believe in yourself, know your strengths and weaknesses, change your weaknesses into strengths, never overpower the innocent with your strengths, and keep yourself, your knife, and your gun clean and at the ready. My reply to him in parting was “Keep your powder dry, God keep your aim true”. To which he said with a lopsided smile, “As you like”.
I won’t go into his rant regarding the mess except to remind me one cannot put brains in statues.
Someone with a brain posting on The Blaze.
Apparently you're not a Ditto head and Glenn hasn't sold you his bill of goods.
If I didn't laugh at so many of these posts I'd have to cry.
So many lost minds and souls.
Freedom and Liberty... Got to LOVE IT. I sure do.
@Threedee, Well said thank you.
January 21, 2013 at 6:15pm
I checked it out, it left me cold. My bags are packed, my three best friends are clean and ready. As are my backup friends….and, “I got friends in LOW places…..”
January 21, 2013 at 2:06pm
Did anyone else notice, during prayer and song as well as during reading of our Constitution, the yawns of the children, the looks of disdain from the first…ummm…lady, and the looks of tolerant endurance from the boy king? Or was it just me?
January 15, 2013 at 7:55pm
Since my last post never even showed up I’ll try again while wondering if my former post was just too strong for whomever reads them prior to allowing the post.
I completely disagree with Glenn on this one: Taking the attitudes of Ghandi and MLK are useless. They died without recourse or voice and needlessly so. Christ died with predetermined and specific reason which is not matched by this situation nor is relevant regardless of personal belief (or lack thereof).
I will NOT go down with a whimper, cowering in fear of the UN troops and overhead drones. Do you have any idea how many of us are out here with serious tactical equipment and defenses? Do you realize that there are viable responses to and defenses against drones? Do you understand that there are millions who are immediately ready to refresh the tree of liberty with the blood of enemies to the Constitution as well as their own? Yes, “they” will “get us”. No doubt. BUT…what price are we willing to pay, and what price are we willing to exact from said enemies? Bugger the jails and detention camps and facilities; I’d rather die as a free American Conservative than cower as a liberal peacenik.
The lines are established and many have been crossed. We are nearly down to last defenses as it’s obvious that voting and redressing of grievances are useless as they all fall on deaf bureaucratic ears.
We’re trying not to have a “kinetic action”, but it’s being forced upon us all. Deal with it!
January 15, 2013 at 1:59am
Glenn, GLENN! What are you thinking? Ok, Jesus came for the SPECIFIC purpose of taking man’s sin to himself for the purpose of freeing man from said sin. I get it. BUT…MLK or Ghandi? Those were deaths as senseless and crude as was John Lennon’s. I WON’T GO THAT WAY! I come from a long line of men who served, fought, and in a couple of cases died for the freedom of this country! I was denied entrance due to physical and medical problems that could not be overcome. This time around nobody but NOBODY is telling me “don’t” or “you can’t”! I won’t go out with a whimper, but rather with a scream! AR 10 will be blazing if it comes to that! Glen, I have respect for who you are and you are entitled to your opinions, but it’s time for you and the rest of this country to harden the f—k up! Passive resistance my half-breed a-s! These asinine dictators have no respect for “passive” anything unless it involves our bending over for a hard reaming. NOT ME! The tree of liberty isn’t watered by weak and effeminate tears, but by BLOOD of citizens and would-be dictators alike!
January 13, 2013 at 2:32pm
Keaton: Further comments in re: “Well Regulated”
The Random House College Dictionary (1980) gives four definitions for the word “regulate,” which were all in use during the Colonial period and one more definition dating from 1690 (Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1989). They are:
1) To control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.
2)To adjust to some standard or requirement as for amount, degree, etc.
3) To adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation.
4) To put in good order. [obsolete sense], Of troops: Properly disciplined. Obs. rare-1.
“…a well-regulated militia was synonymous with one being thoroughly trained, disciplined, and well-functioning. That description fits most closely with the “to put in good order” definition supplied by the Random House dictionary. The Oxford dictionary’s definition also appears to fit if one considers discipline in a military context to include or imply well-trained.”
“What about the Amendment’s text itself? Considering the adjective “well” and the context of the militia clause, which is more likely to ensure the security of a free state, a militia governed by numerous laws (or the proper amount of regulation [depending on the meaning of "well"] ) or a well-disciplined and trained militia? This also suggests “to put in good order” is the correct interpretation of well regulated, signifying a well disciplined, trained, and functioning militia.”
These are excerpts from the URL listed. Lo
January 13, 2013 at 2:16pm
Keaton: This post is lengthy and therefore broken into several segments; URL is included. Once you get away from the approved rhetoric for a second and really consider the SPIRIT of the wording rather than trying to apply today’s meanings to rather archaic language you may see the actual intent of the phrase, and therefore the statement.
Look at the spirit of the phrase and quit getting hung up on the exact lettering and trying to re-explain it in today’s terminology. In fact, try learn actual English language and step back for just a moment from the schoolyard name-calling and vitriol.
That meanings of words will change, and their use as well, is inevitable. Rarely today would you hear anything spoken in Old-English (as in Biblical or archaic poetic prose), and like unto it is the Cockney version of English (once used for speaking in a kind of code), and far more rare is Gaelic.
None of these would have the same meanings, inferences, or spirit of intent as today’s English and so to understand the meanings therein requires study and perseverance thereof; and so I return to my point. Following is a URL to a bit of enlightenment as to likely meaning and spirit of intent. Following that is an excerpt from that page regarding only the word “regulated” as found in the second amendment.
I am in agreement with regard to system vulnerability. I have laid out on paper at one time (and subsequently destroyed said works) a device which would use system power at transmission line voltage levels to create an energy feedback which would, at the end of its cycle, short itself out completely thereby creating an enormous energy spike across the know electromagnetic spectrum. This energy spike would be an electromagnetic pulse and would use the entire power grid as its “antenna” for transmitting this pulse. The person who looked over the hypothesis, having far greater training and experience than I, stated that with a little “tweaking” (my theory training is lacking…) it would likely burn itself up in around four minutes, and shut down the power grid and its outer attached grids in around 9 minutes. (He wasn’t certain of the time figures, but thought it would be close.) The drawback would be the enormity of cost of said device. Billions!
So, yeah, the system is vulnerable if a lowly radio operator/experimenter such as myself can figure it out.