Husar’s Laws, part 8…

  • The Senility prayer: Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
  • The difference between the Pope and your boss is that the Pope only expects you to kiss his ring.
  • If you need a shoulder to cry on, pull off to the side of the road.
  • Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue
  • Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
  • Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the
    middle of it.
  • Drive carefully… It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
  • If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague
  • If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was
    probably worth it.
  • It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a
    warning to others.
  • The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.
  • There are two kinds of pedestrians – the quick and the dead.
  • The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
  • Guns have only two enemies:  rust and politicians.
  • Its always better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
  • Never say “I’ve got a gun.” If you need to use deadly force, the first sound they hear should be the safety clicking off.
  • The most important rule in a gunfight is: Always win – cheat if necessary.
  •  If you carry a gun, people call you paranoid. Nonsense! If you have a gun, what do you have to be paranoid about?
  • You can say ‘stop’ or ‘alto’ or any other word, but a large bore muzzle pointed at someone’s head is pretty much a universal language.
  • It takes two things to make a consultant: grey hair and hemorrhoids.
  • The gray hair makes you look distinguished and the hemorrhoids make you look concerned.
  • I had amnesia once —- or twice
  • He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
  • Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end.
  • She was only a moonshiner’s daughter …but he loved her still.
  • A common mistake that people make when trying to design something           completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
  • The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson.
  1. We have enough “youth”; how about a fountain of “smart”?
  2. Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol.
  3. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
  4. We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things got worse.

Laundering money???

We’ve all heard the hoopla over the Clinton ‘Foundation’ and all the foreign money donated…

What I can’t help but wonder is, are the Clintons doing nothing more than laundering money???

I wonder why these countries donate to the Clintons specifically rather than to the actual need, like the Haitian earthquake. Granted they were and still are also trying to buy influence assuming Hillary actually runs and magically wins. The MOA with Justice was window dressing, according to a lawyer I talked to the other day, he said it couldn’t possibly be enforced, because if it had, Hillary would have been gone in the first six months…

The other thing I wonder is how much they are scraping off the top of those donations? And I can’t help thinking this is the definition of dark money…

The Clintons have been running scams since they were in Arkansas, and have never stopped, IMHO…

Your thoughts?

Old words…

Soooo…
It looks like Lynch is going to replace Holder, who called for the standard of proof that has to be met before federal involvement is appropriate to be lowered after they couldn’t get Wilson in Ferguson or Zimmerman in Florida.

Article HERE from the BBC, which is doing a better job of reporting stuff like this than ANY American media… Sigh

At least we won’t have to ‘invent’ new words if she gets in, all we have to is bring back a word from the old west… When she pulls something like half the stuff Holder did (Which she agrees with), the term will be Lynched, or Lynching…

Nuff said…

What ISIS wants…

Before I start this, I’d ask you go read this outstanding article by Graeme Wood in this month’s Atlantic Magazine- Link HERE.

Mr. Wood has obviously done a LOT of quality research, and has nailed down many of the salient points in this article. The truth is, they ARE Islamic and they ARE trying to enforce Sharia world-wide, that is their goal, a Caliphate is just the start.

Sadly, many organizations/institutions/governments have failed to recognize the depths that ISIS is willing to go to actually make that happen.

This map has been in various articles, and one thing this points out is…

ISIS map

 

ISIS does have, under the Mohammedan version of Islam, a Caliphate… That is the first step.

But lets take a closer look at the map… Look at the area in black versus the areas in grey- Controlled areas are very small and string like, and trace the major highways in Iraq and Syria. The support zones are much larger, and are in a lot of places nothing more than open desert, and in those areas there is no permanent presence. This makes one wonder how much enforcement of ‘pure’ Sharia is occurring there.

But these two quotes really caught my eye…

But Zarqawi and the state he spawned take the position that many other acts can remove a Muslim from Islam. These include, in certain cases, selling alcohol or drugs, wearing Western clothes or shaving one’s beard, voting in an election—even for a Muslim candidate.

So too are the heads of state of every Muslim country, who have elevated man-made law above Sharia by running for office or enforcing laws not made by God.

Now the interesting question is this; conjecture is that Obama is muslim. If so, according to the two quotes above, he is apostate even if he is a muslim. The penalty for apostate is beheading… So???

One can only wonder if this is why he keeps tap dancing around the radical Islam statement, trying to find a way to ingratiate himself back into the faith…

Especially in light of the latest statements out of the administration even after ISIS has called for attacks on the Mall of the Americas- DHS came out with an intelligence assessment circulated this month focuses on the threat of right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups in the U.S.  Full article HERE.

Really??? Are we down to that again?

 

TBT…

Getting down low…

It was part of our job, especially during rigging operations- That was getting the upright sequences of the ships, the names off them, and anything ‘strange’ that the crew might notice.

Low passThis wasn’t us, he’s probably right at 100 feet… We were ‘supposed’ to stay at least 200 feet…

But occasionally the weather wasn’t real good, and you had a mission to do… It did usually get real quiet when you got down low, as you didn’t want to distract the pilots… :-)

But these guys,,,

JMSDF p2V

Gave a whole new meaning to the word low… I got one flight with them out of Hachinohe, Japan back in the day. and they got down in the WEEDS…

There is a seat in the nose, which was the magnetic anomaly detector was, along with being the camera station. You can slide that seat forward until you’re looking straight out and dang near straight up or down. They were rigging some ships north of Hokkaido, and asked if I’l like to go up to the nose. I’d been sitting in the back with the operators, and ‘thought’ we were low on a couple of passes…

So I climb over the wing, weave my way down into the seat, and grabbed the camera as I saw we were inbound to another “Rust Maru”… It was probably a coastal freighter, so not real big…

Normal rig was down one side, 270 turn, stern pass, 270 turn and up the other side. I thought we were pretty low on the first pass, as I got a good shot of the name plate on the bridge wing, but when we did the 270 and came by the stern, I KNEW we were low, because I was looking straight out at the name on the stern…

Probably 50 feet off the water… Sigh… and we rolled into a 270 turn to the right.

At about 40 degrees angle of bank…

And I’m trying to remember what the wingspan is (it is 103 feet)…

And hoping we didn’t get a big wave…

Sigh… Fun times…

And the hair on the back of my neck just stood up remembering that flight…

 

 

AR-15 ammo ban…

They are out to take our 855 away…

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Oppose BATFE’s Expansion of the Federal “Armor Piercing” Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act

President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to do the next best thing. BATFE is now proposing to ban a whole class of common rifle ammunition used in that overwhelmingly popular firearm. Unfortunately, that’s just the beginning of BATFE’s latest move.

The ‘comments’ need to be in by March 16th. As others have said, please be polite and give them a cogent comment…

Write the BATFE and your members of Congress using the link below and express your opposition to the BATFE proposal to ban common rifle ammunition used by millions of gun owners.You may call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121.

  1. Via email at APAComments@atf.gov (follow the instructions at the link for submitting comments).
  2. Via fax at (202) 648-9741.
  3. Via mail to Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

Finally, please contact your U.S. Senators and Member of Congress. Urge them to oppose BATFE’s attempt to ban M855 handgun ammunition and other rifle cartridges that are overwhelmingly used by law-abiding Americans for self-defense, sport shooting and other legitimate purposes as “armor piercing.” Use the Write Your Lawmakers” feature on our website or call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.

Thank you for your time and attention to this.

Veterans…

We are losing too many to suicide, it’s now estimated that 22 per day are killing themselves. ONE is too many. If you know a vet having problems, please take the time to help him or her, and get them help from the services available…

Please…

This video is a few years old, but as I was reminded, it does pretty much say it all..

There is no shame in reaching out for help. The Veterans Crisis Line is one option- HERE.

Edit- Yuri pointed out that Capt Tightpants put a post up on this Sunday. It is HERE. He links to another organization that is trying to help folks…

Edit 2- LL also has a post up from Sunday that I missed HERE

h/t JP for the video

Husar’s Laws, part 7…

  • Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.
  • Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
  • Money cannot buy happiness but it’s more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.
  • You only need two tools in life: WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and it does, use duct tape.
  • If you can’t fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem.
  • Some people are like slinkies – not really good for anything but they bring a smile to you’re face when they’re pushed down the stairs.
  • Rust never sleeps.
  • Grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can change and the wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill because they pissed me off.
  • There’s only one endeavor in which you can start at the top, and that’s digging a hole.
  • Forgive your enemy but remember the bastard’s name.
  • Help someone when they are in trouble and they will remember you
    when they’re in trouble again.
  • Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, merely surrounded by assholes.
  • God answers knee mail!
  • Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
  • Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live
  • When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane
  • The second mouse gets the cheese.
  • Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late
  • Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then
    you won’t have a leg to stand on.
  • Never buy a car you can’t push

Edumacation…

Sarah Hoyt had a post up yesterday that started off like this…

Yesterday I took a shashay down to Otherwhere Gazette, where someone in the comments of the posts was asking what the difference was between us and the SJWs, except they had a college degree and we didn’t.

Go read the whole thing HERE and bring your BP meds (or the duct tape of your choice)!

I’m not going to rehash what Sarah said, as she’s much more erudite than I, but I do want to add my perspective, FWIW…

We all know that Larry Correia has been branded the International Lord of Hate for his fisking of the SJWs and the whole Hugo nomination and voting scheme, along with Brad Torgerson.

So anyway, about the edumacation thingie…

A few of the authors I know that are on the ‘right’ side of the equation (take that any way you want), are in fact degree holding individuals. But the thing that I think really separates us from the SJWs is real world experience and skills. Brad Torgerson, Mike Kupari, Tom Kratman, Tom Rogneby and John Ringo all US Army veterans; Peter Grant South African Army veteran, Marko Kloos West German Army veteran. Michael Z Williamson and JD Kinman USAF veterans; I’m a US Navy veteran. Kelly Grayson is a paramedic and nationally certified ALS instructor. Larry Correia didn’t serve as far as I know, but did work as an accountant and ran a business for a number of years. Most of the ladies, like Sarah, LB Johnson, and others I read have at least one degree too…

But to me the real separator is real world experience. Making payroll, serving your country in various parts of the world, teaching, flying, WORKING FOR A PAYCHECK, and a myriad of experiences that most SJWs never do. They seldom leave their ‘hallowed ivory towers’ to actually DO anything, preferring instead to continue their ‘education’, ensconced in a safe and comfortable environment of like individuals as they catalog the ‘damage’ people like us who are out there working do to the world everyday.

There is also, IMHO, a significant difference in the old farts of my generation and the younger, in that educated or not, they are not able to fix the simplest things… A leaking faucet, a light switch, change a tire, change the oil…

They have always had one of those ‘service people’ to do it for them, and I’m betting 90% of the follow on generations don’t even have a basic set of tools either in the car or in the house.

The other ‘push’ is ‘qualifications’, e.g. having a sprinkling of letters after your name saying you are certified in something. At dinner Friday night with Turin, his FIL, Stretch and I, the conversation turned to that. Turin, in a previous position, was tasked with putting together training programs for the military and one of the ‘requirements’ was an instructor classification code, and a Master Training Specialist (MTS) designator, plus X years of experience. It got a laugh out of me since I would not have qualified for the position even with a BS degree in Adult Education/curriculum development, 14 years military instructor experience, and a 9502 NEC; because I wasn’t an MTS… Because they DIDN’T HAVE that designation when I retired…

Education means many things to many people, my parents never finished high school, actually neither one made it to the 7th grade. They grew up in the Depression and had to work. They were both self taught and lifelong readers, who kept up on not only local but national and world events. My dad traveled the world drilling oil wells until he married my mother and settled down in the pipeline side of the oil business, and he was a district manager when he died. Not bad for a ‘uneducated’ Southerner… My mother, along with running rental houses, also managed a school kitchen for a number of years.

I look at the work I do now, turning PHDs ‘dreams’ into reality… That reality is by and large accomplished by folks without a ‘degree’, but who can get the job done, navigate, design a plan that works and they execute it. The have a PHD in real world…

I think the last difference is we take responsibility for what we do. We don’t try to foist blame off on others, we admit our mistakes (mistakes are experiences one lives through), and get on with life. We accept the cards we are dealt, and play the hand out win, lose or draw.

If you’re still here, thanks for reading and I’d be interested in your thoughts.