A (re-)statement of questions.

This was from June of 2011. The questions are still relevant–they’ll always be relevant.

 

QOTD: “The [Sixth Circuit] majority [decision upholding Obamacare’s individual mandate] is ludicrous. It stated, “Virtually everyone will need health care services at some point, including, in the aggregate, those without health insurance.”

 

“All of us will need shelter. Should government control the residential housing market and compel individuals to buy approved housing?

 

All of us will need clothes. Should government control the clothing market and compel individuals to buy approved clothing?

 

All of us will need food. Should government control the food supply and compel individuals to buy only approved foods?

 

All of us will need transportation. Should government control all modes of transportation and compel individuals to buy only approved transportation services?

 

And, now that the Constitution has been shredded, where does this control over the individual end?

 

I’ll tell you where it ends: with the destruction of this Republic, by a fifth column called the cadaver of the Democrat Party, a once-proud and patriotic group that has been utterly subsumed by the maggots known as Marxists.” Doug Ross

 

(Emphasis above  is mine)

 

This is ONLY about the Federal Government getting more power; if you believe that a great lumbering bureaucracy cares about you, you’re delusional enough to vote for Obama. You’re delusional enough to believe that more spending will result in a lower debt, crazy enough to believe that if we are just nice to the Islamists that they will make nice with us. And probably in so much denial that you believe that what happens on American Idol/The Voice/Jersey Shores–whatever– is important   If you believe any of that, Please,please do not vote! You’re part of the problem. (Hey, if the Panthers can physically intimidate voters and get away with it, I can beg you not to vote)

 

Look at Europe, do you really want to go down that path? that way leads to Greece, Spain, etc. Nothing but shells of their former glory, with a large dependent class and unsustainable debt. The CBO estimates that by 2035 Americas debt service will take 200% of GDP to pay–Impossible! My prediction is we won’t last until 2035 if we don’t change our present direction NOW! and continue in 2012 with a sweeping out of the spenders (either party),drastically reduce spending (back to FY 2001 levels), lower taxes (or eliminate them and go with the Fair Tax) otherwise, say goodbye to our country as we know it. That would mean our children and grandchildren would be stuck with something that is hard for me to envision; a world with no where to go to escape the stifling,choking stench of Socialism/Marxism/oppressiveness. No place to escape to, to be able to enjoy individual liberty, freedom.

 

We have to get back to the Constitution. To the founding ideas. We have to desire freedom and liberty more than convenience and pleasure.

 

Pray for our country.

 

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Wherein I confess to agreeing with a Liberal (GASP!)

One of my liberal friends (yes I do have them) goes on about ending tax subsidies for “Big Oil”, whatever that is, he might be surprised that I agree that Government subsidies should be withdrawn from ALL industries. Let them thrive or whither as dictated by the free market. Of course then the Government would have to de-regulate to the point of actually having a free market. You know that’s not going to happen; that would give away too much power to the people. The coercive utopians in charge can’t have mere proles making decisions, why the proles aren’t capable of making sound choices.

Good stuff here.

 

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Doc Collins Part III

This took place :  “After returning to England for further training, the Division hit Utah Beach on 10 June 1944 (D plus 4) , cut off the Cotentin Peninsula, drove on to Cherbourg and penetrated the port’s heavy defenses.” From Combat Chronicle@ http://www.mrfa2.org/9thWWIIa.htm

Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotentin_Peninsula

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Doc was relaxing when the platoon Sgt hollered for him to come on. The Sgt was discarding his weapons and told Collins to put down his weapons and grab his medical kit. As they were walking away from the company area Sgt Ohlinsky told Collins his plan was to go up the hill and see what the Germans were up to. “Doc”, he said, “you just follow my lead and we’ll be fine.” Collins thought, “This ought to be interesting.”

The hill had been blasted clear of trees, nothing there but scrub and dirt and lots of craters. They slogged on up the hill knowing that the Germans had them under their sights. Even with the iron sights of the K98 Mauser the Krauts couldn’t miss them. About 50 feet from the top they were told to halt. Four Germans came forward casually holding their weapons. A German Sgt spoke and asked what they were doing on this hill. Ohlinsky said,” Well, my medic here wanted to offer you any help or medicine that you needed, and I wanted to tell you that you have a chance to save your men from further death and destruction. About 2 or 2:30 this hill is scheduled to be bombed to dust and there is no place you and your brave men can go; there is water behind you and our division on the other 2 sides of this hill.” Collins had given the medical kit to another German and was listening to the Sgt tell what Collins thought was a big lie. The German Sgt looked at Collins as if to confirm what this brash American was saying, Collins looked him square in the eyes and said, “We just got the word about an hour ago. Since you can’t escape, the war for you will be over one way or another. You can save your men; there doesn’t have to be anymore killing on this hill.”

Collins and the Sgt started back down the hill, the Germans made no move to stop them. After they got back to the Company area they finally looked back and the Germans were trooping down the hill under a white flag, tossing their guns aside. As the Germans got to the company area the G.I.s started getting them into rank order. About an hour later around 2:00 p.m. a flight of P-47s flew over and started pounding the hill, the Germans started whooping and hollering and shaking the American’s hands and grinning like  possums eating briars. The Americans were surprised and started handing out cigarettes and chocolate. No one was more surprised than Doc Collins though. He found the Sergeant and asked him if he knew the planes were really coming. Sarge winked and said, “Sometimes things just work out for the best.”

Altogether they captured about 200 German soldiers and saved lives on both sides.

Part II here.  Part I here.

Republic P-47  Thunderbolt.  Picture source.

More to come. I’ll  do more battles  and his time as a POW of the Germans.

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Doc Collins Part II

 

For part 1 go here.

The Octofoil shoulder patch of the 9th Infantry Division dates from the 15th Century when it was customary for each son in a family to have an individual mark of distinction. Under the rules of heraldry there are eight foils or positions. The Octofoil went to the ninth son, symbolic of him being surrounded by eight brothers. The symbolism of the Octofoil makes it a logical and correct insignia for the 9th Infantry Division. The red quarterfoil of the patch alludes to the Artillery, while the blue one represents the Infantry.   h/t: http://9thinfdivsociety.org/

For quick outline of the 9th’s WWII history go here.

On the ship heading to Sicily, Doc had some time to reflect on how he had ended up there.  Here he was a Choctaw boy from Oklahoma that had just left some bad fighting in Tunisia and Morocco, now going to Sicily and who knows what else.

Doc was going to turn 23 in August of ’43 and he’d already had a lifetime of adventure.

One month after he was born in 1920 his father Edmond gave him to his Grandfather, because the Grandfather had said if Edmond’s first born is a boy that he, the Grandfather, wanted him. So his Grandparents raised Julius. Pretty good upbringing; lots of hunting, fishing, and running around the farm. Collins went to a country school only until he was 12. He left school and went to Atoka County to work on a farm so he could buy what he needed to help out the family; hard times in the U. S.

He cycled through three farmers every summer until 1938 when he went to an  Indian C.C.C. camp  , smack in the middle of the Cherokee Nation. Beside the work that was performed by the “c.c.c. boys” there were sports such as baseball and boxing. Collins got pretty good at boxing and did some Golden Gloves boxing around the area. After several months at Camp Hollow, Julius returned to help on the farm.

He went to a “White” C.C.C. Camp in Colorado in 1940 and stayed until he enlisted in the Army in 1942. Doc remembered that the camp in Colorado was where he really learned that there were more cuss words in English than in Choctaw. Those White boys could cuss the leaves off an Aspen tree.

More to come. I’ll  do more battles next and his time as a POW of the Germans.

 

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Giving up? Maybe.

I’ve decided to give up trying to change people’s opinions, trying to explain to them that when we run out of money for all these glorious social experiments, then the defecation will get in the ventilation (see Greece, heck see OWS). The Constitution has been completely trashed,or ignored-especially by this current crop of power hungry yahoos, Big Brother IS watching us and most of the American people don’t give a rat’s patooie; as long as they get theirs, well that’s just fine. I’ve said for years that as soon as there are more people voting for a living than working for a living, that will be when the fat lady starts singing for this once great country. I weep for my children, and their children.

My efforts will now be on a more personal level.  I’ll concentrate on my family’s survival. Not necessarily on prepping, although that will be part of it, but on leading a less conflicted life. I’m going to try to not let the idiots on the left (or right) steal my good humor. I’ll continue to read their drivel, but try not to feel the need to respond to it in logical, truthful arguments. Instead, if I feel led, I’ll mock them or satirize them, but they are beyond  truth and logic.

I think I’ll learn to play the piano, or paint, or garden, or maybe just improve my gun skills–something that won’t give me a  headache by thinking I have to  deal  with progressives, leftists, rat bastid commies on the interwebzot thingie, or anywhere else.

I will continue to try  to live my life by the teachings of Jesus, and “to do my best to do my duty to God and Country”, but I’m merely a  man and will fail at times. But I’ll get back up and try again.

So to all my leftist, progressive peeps out there (both of you): Adios y’all.

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Naked attempt to get Government traffic to my blog.

To the poor schmuck who has to determine if this is a legitimate terror site or not–sucks to be you. 😦

Official (partial) list of words that Big Bro/Sis is monitoring.

Terrorism Al Qaeda Terror Attack Iraq Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Agro Environmental terrorist Eco terrorism Conventional weapon Target Weapons grade Dirty bomb Enriched Nuclear Chemical weapon Biological weapon Ammonium nitrate Improvised explosive device IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Abu Sayyaf Hamas FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia) IRA (Irish Republican Army) ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) Basque Separatists Hezbollah Tamil Tigers PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization Car bomb Jihad Taliban Weapons cache Suicide bomber Suicide attack Suspicious substance AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula) AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) Yemen Pirates Extremism Somalia Nigeria Radicals Al-Shabaab Home grown Plot Nationalist Recruitment Fundamentalism Islamist Emergency Hurricane Tornado Twister Tsunami Earthquake Tremor Flood Storm Crest Temblor Extreme weather Forest fire Brush fire Ice Stranded/Stuck Help Hail Wildfire Tsunami Warning Center Magnitude Avalanche Typhoon Shelter-in-place Disaster Snow Blizzard Sleet Mud slide or Mudslide Erosion Power outage Brown out Warning Watch Lightening Aid Relief Closure Interstate Burst Emergency Broadcast System Cyber security Botnet DDOS (dedicated denial of service) Denial of service Malware Virus Trojan Keylogger Cyber Command 2600 Spammer Phishing Rootkit Phreaking Cain and abel Brute forcing Mysql injection Cyber attack Cyber terror Hacker China Conficker Worm Scammers Social media

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The irony is strong in Joe.

 

You can’t make this stuff up. Jolting Joe Biteme Biden is at it again: Source

Vice President Joe Biden addressed 87 wealthy Democrats last night attending a fundraiser at the home of Sen. John Kerry in Georgetown. As they dined on grass-fed New York strip steaks and white truffle mashed potatos underneath a outdoor tent, Biden criticized Republicans for being out of touch.

“These guys don’t have a sense of the average folks out there,” Biden said according to the pool report, “They don’t know what it means to be middle class.”

87 guests paid a minimum of $10,000-per-couple to attend the dinner.

Sad part is Joe doesn’t even realize his stupidity.

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Neptunus Lex, RIP

One wonders about the influence one has on other people and whether that influence is good or bad or any at all. Let me say that one should wonder about that, but some people don’t (or can’t).

I was an infrequent reader of the milblog Neptunus Lex, written by a retired naval aviator. The postings by Lex were always well written, enjoyable and usually insightful. He had a certain lyrical prose  especially when writing about flying.

Captain LeFon was killed yesterday in a crash while landing his aircraft. The blog site opened a thread for tribute and condolences. When I first looked at it there were over400 comments, I just checked: there are now over 800 comments. Most of them (that I have read) seem to share a common theme. They speak of knowing Lex although most never actually met him. They express a loss, though most have never met him. Some speak eloquently, some simply, but most speak of somehow being influenced by Lex.

No great moral lesson or great insight here, just an acknowledgement of the truth that what we say and how we conduct our lives influences others, either for good or not.

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EEEEVIIILLL Corporations

For those who demonize corporations, I ask you to consider this:

• It is the U.S. government, not a corporation, that is the most powerful monopoly on the planet, for it is the largest insurer, guarantor, pension provider, banker, health care system, debtor, etc.

• It is the U.S. government, not a corporation, that grows always larger — never shrinking — as temporary politicians attempt to construct a Utopian society that never was and never can be.

• It is the U.S. government, not a corporation, that constantly seeks to evade the laws, the bonds and constraints placed upon it by the Constitution.

• It is the U.S. government, not a corporation, that has the ability to imprison, to punish, to fine under force of law, almost always for the sole purpose of growing larger and confiscating more and more private property.

Those on the Left would do well to consider the government as the world’s largest, most powerful corporation. And now that it has breached the firewalls of the Constitution, it is a corporation on the road to total control over its citizens. In fact, some would call it tyranny.
From Doug Ross

Emphasis and links are mine.

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More Nanny State BS

Momma Obama is there for you and your kids, don’t worry.

    h/t: Wirecutter

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