Monthly Archives: September 2014

They’re Here!

26 Sept 14 “It is madness for sheep to talk ‘peace’ with a wolf.” Thomas Fuller I hate being prophetic! Today, a black, Islamic jehadist brutally murdered a white, Christian woman, then cut her head off. He was stopped only when shot by a man at the workplace where it occurred, as a second woman […]

The Argument!

24 Sept 14 The Argument: Today, ISIS, once more, announced that all its followers and wannabes are solemnly called upon to randomly murder Americans, any way it can be done, and anywhere we may be found. It is difficult indeed for anyone to misunderstand, nor mischaracterize, their message. For one, I take them at their […]

The “May-Not Military”

19 Sept 14 More comments from friends currently on active duty: “Everyone in uniform, on or off-base, is at risk of being attacked and murdered by ISIS jihadists who are within CONUS, right now! We saw this happen in the UK just months ago. It’s not a ‘theory!’ Particularly threatened are those of us who […]

Stout-Hearted men?

18 Sept 14 “Give me some men, who are stout-hearted men Who will fight for the right they adore. Start me with ten, who are stout-hearted men, And I’ll soon give you ten thousand more. Shoulder to shoulder, and bolder and bolder We grow as we go to the fore. Then, there’s nothing in the […]

With “Leadership” like this…

17 Sept 14 “We have met the enemy, and he is us!” Pogo’s comic strip, first seen in 1972 From a friend in FL: “Today, as the president is speaking, by the main gate at Hurlbert Field (home of the elite USAF Special Operations Command), there is posted a large (black letters on white background) […]

Social Media

12 Sept 14 “Life is hard. After all, it kills you!” Katharine Hepburn “Social” Media This morning, the entire USMC Base at Camp Pendleton, CA went into a tizzy over the false report of an “active shooter” on-base. The report appeared in a posting on an anonymous Facebook Page and then rapidly spread through word […]


11 Sept 14 “Who enjoy responsibility usually get it. Who merely enjoy exercising authority, usually lose it.” Malcolm Forbes Disappointing speech: Last night, our nation’s chief executive: >Told friends and foe alike, everything he wouldn’t do. >Never connected ISIS and Islamic Jihad. >Actually used the word, “terrorist” several times, but never once preceded it with […]

Humphrey’s World!

8 Sept 14 “The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” Humphrey Bogart Drugs and guns, lessons for all of us: I’m afraid Humphrey’s world is just a distant memory! Recreational marijuana is now “legal” in CO, at least under state law. Medical marijuana has been legal here since 2000, […]

The Chance that was Wasted!

7 Sept 14 “Hear my words, that I might teach you Take my hand, that I might reach you, But my words, like silent raindrops, fell…” From “Sound of Silence,” written in 1964 by Paul Simon. Most famous rendition sung by Simon & Garfunkel the same year. Learn from history? This, from a friend and […]

… coming to a place near you!

6 Sept 14 “I recommend the Statue of Liberty be supplemented with a ‘Statue of Responsibility.’” Viktor Frankl 1. Self-defense shooting 2. Gunfight 3. Massacre Number one occurs a number of times each day within CONUS, and has for as long as anyone can remember. Some involve police. But, the majority involve non-police (but armed) […]

A “Special Class” of Citizens!

5 Sept 14 This from friends in OH: “Judges of our 4th District Court of Appeals, which covers fourteen counties in southeastern OH, are, by their own one-sided ‘proclamation,’ licensing themselves to carry concealed handguns, both while sitting on the bench and at all other times. They are not extending that special privilege to anyone […]

Live-Fire Scenario Training!

4 Sept 14 Live-Fire Scenarios! At least once per year, Pat Troy and I get together and do a Live-Fire Scenario Course at the wonderful Echo Valley Range in WV. Many from the DC area join us there! Like NTI and “Polite Society,” this Program is not for beginners, and it requires a lot of […]

War that Never Ends!

3 Sept 14 War, from now on! “Don’t worry, be happy…” From the song of the same title, recorded by Bobby McFerrin in 1988 Enough contemporary fantasy! Now let’s listen to James Madison: “‘Universal peace.’ It is to be feared! It is in the catalogue of events which will never exist, except in the imaginations […]