Friday, October 23, 2009

2nd Amendment Wisdom

Below is an email I received earlier this morning. Most are stated in jest--but have a lot of truth behind the comical words. I understand the want to keep our citizen's safe. What I can't understand is the thought that TAKING AWAY guns from honest citizens will do the job. I'm not sure how many of you have had the privilege of being a part of an urban community, whether by being a neighbor, working there or attending a school. I'm not sure it really matters. If you have been a part of an urban community you KNOW that the "bad apples" don't care what the law says. They don't care if the 2nd Amendment is revoked. They will find guns and they will use them. So, you have your law abiding citizens that have done away with their guns, because they are illegal, suddenly faced with a law breaker who has a gun. Where is the protection in that?

Also, I once again feel that there is an ulterior motive behind making gun laws so strict or doing away with them altogether. Like I stated yesterday, this is a sneaky, sneaky administration that adores Chicago-style politics. Take away the guns from EVERYBODY except...those in power. Frightening. Frightening. Frightening.

Have a great weekend. Enjoy football and cool fall weather. These days we have to fight or dig our heads in the sand. On the weekends, I choose the latter of the two. Who Dat?!?

Clint Smith, Director of Thunder Ranch, is part Drill Instructor, And part standup comic. Here are a few of his observations on Tactics, firearms, self defense and life as we know it in the Civilized world.

"The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight....I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic Bomb instead."

"The two most important rules in a gunfight are: Always cheat and Always win."

"Every time I teach a class, I discover I don't know something."

"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."

"Make your attacker advance through a wall of bullets. I may get killed with my own gun, but he's gonna have to beat me to death with it, cause it's going to be empty."

"If you're not shootin', you should be loadin'. If you're not loadin, you should be movin', if you're not movin', someone's gonna Cut your head off and put it on a stick."

"When you reload in low light encounters, don't put your flashlight in your back pocket... If you light yourself up, you'll look like an angel or the tooth fairy...Then you're gonna be one of 'em pretty soon."

"Do something. It may be wrong, but do something.."

"Nothing adds a little class to a sniper course like a babe in a Ghilliesuit."

"Shoot what's available, as long as it's available, until something else becomes available."

"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That's ridiculous... If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid for."

"Don't shoot fast, shoot good."

"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."

"You have the rest of your life to solve your problems. How long you live depends on how well you do it."

"You cannot save the planet. You may be able to save yourself and your family."

"Thunder Ranch will be here as long as you'll have us or until someone makes us go away and either way it will be exciting."

More Excellent Gun Wisdom.......The purpose of fighting is to Win!

There is no possible victory in defense.. The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.

The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, He'll just kill you.

2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

3. I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy.

4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'

6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

7. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my rifle.'

8. Beware the man who only has one gun. He probably knows how to use it!

'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.'

A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.

'Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson

"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy." --Samuel Adams

If you believe in the 2nd Amendment, please forward. I just did.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Axis of Idiots

This is an email I received yesterday. I didn't write this--but in my disclaimer from yesterday, at least I'm VISITING my blog, right? I mean, it's really sad when you get your weekly reports and there are ZERO hits. I hope some of you come back to visit. Sorry for the absence. Anyway, I thought there were some pretty good points made here. Send to your friends, repost on your blog!!

"The Axis of Idiots" J.D. Pendry, Retired Sergeant Major, USMC

Jimmy Carter, you are the father of the Islamic Nazi movement. You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home, and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You're the "runner-in-chief."

Bill Clinton, you played ring around the Lewinsky while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses to the USS Cole and the First Trade Center Bombing and Our Embassy Bombings emboldened the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately, they grew bolder, until 9/11/2001.

John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute. You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam .. Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. You've accused our military of terrorizing women and children in Iraq .. You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, and the same words you used to describe Vietnam . You're a fake! You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to murderers just as you did to the Vietnamese. Iraq , like Vietnam , is another war that you were for, before you were against it.

John Murtha, you said our military was broken. You said we can't win militarily in Iraq . You accused United States Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof and said we should redeploy to Okinawa . Okinawa, John? And the Democrats call you their military expert! Are you sure you didn't suffer a traumatic brain injury while you were off building your war hero resume? You're a sad, pitiable, corrupt, and washed up old fool. You're not a Marine, sir. You wouldn't amount to a good pimple on a real Marine's ass. You're a phony and a disgrace. Run away, John..

Dick Durbin, you accused our Soldiers at Guantanamo of being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as the regime of Pol Pot, who murdered two million of his own people after your party abandoned Southeast Asia to the Communists. Now you want to abandon the Iraqis to the same fate. History was not a good teacher for you, was it? Lord help us! See Dick run.

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Pat Leahy, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, the Hollywood Leftist morons, et al, ad nauseam: Every time you stand in front of television cameras and broadcast to the Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our President lied, that the war is wrong and our Soldiers are torturers, that we should leave Iraq, you give the Islamic butchers - the same ones that tortured and mutilated American Soldiers - cause to think that we'll run away again, and all they have to do is hang on a little longer. It is inevitable that we, the infidels, will have to defeat the Islamic jihadists. Better to do it now on their turf, than later on ours after they have gained both strength and momentum.

American news media, the New York Times particularly: Each time you publish stories about national defense secrets and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one united with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can't strike up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al Qaeda destroy my country. Actually, you are more dangerous to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you face Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.

You are America 's 'AXIS OF IDIOTS.' Your Collective Stupidity will destroy us.. Self-serving politics and terrorist-abetting news scoops are more important to you than our national security or the lives of innocent civilians and Soldiers It bothers you that defending ourselves gets in the way of your elitist sport of politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering terrorists. Don't ever doubt that. Your frolics will only serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam . If you want our Soldiers home as you claim, knock off the crap and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your silly political aims and aiding our enemies.

Yes, I'm questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends with self. I'm also questioning why you're stealing air that decent Americans could be breathing. You don't deserve the protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to run away from this war, this country. Leave the war to the people who have the will to see it through and the country to people who are willing to defend it.

Our country has two enemies: Those who want to destroy us from the outside and those who attempt it from within.

Semper Fi, J. D. Pendry - Sergeant Major, USMC, Retired

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Justice Department Knows Best

In November 2008, the town of Kinston, North Carolina voted overwhelmingly to remove partisan elections for city officials, thus having non-partisan races (like 98.4% of other municipalities in North Carolina currently practice).

Apparently, according the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE--this vote was (are you ready for it?) RACIST. Nevermind that the city has a black majority. (Those silly black folk just don't know what's good for themselves I suppose, and for you folks that read black and white, that statement was what we call SARCASM).

And just in case you want to accuse me of making this up... you can read all about it in the Washington Post, here.

"The Justice Department's ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their "candidates of choice" - identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black...

...The department ruled that white voters in Kinston will vote for blacks only if they are Democrats and that therefore the city cannot get rid of party affiliations for local elections because that would violate black voters' right to elect the candidates they want."

I'm not sure what infuriates me more on this issue. The fact that the Justice Department (ummm...FEDERAL) is telling a local government (ummm...STATE) what it can and cannot do --or the fact that someone in our federal government actually BELIEVES that black voters NEED the "democrat" title next to a name in order to know who to vote for.

When is this going to stop? The Federal goverment are overstepping their boundaries in so many forms and fashions these days that it is becoming almost comical. I would think I was watching a bad movie if I wasn't witnessing each and every day.

On another note: I deeply apologize for my lack of posting here at Bless Our Hearts. I have A LOT on my plate at the moment and I had to make some decisions/cuts. One of the "cuts" had to be this blog for several reasons. First, I keep having panic attacks when I think and/or talk about today's current events. Second, some of the things going on in my life are a once in a lifetime deal and I have to give them priority (I ellusive, huh?). Thirdly, I will simply repeat my first excuse. I seriously keep having panic attacks when I think too much about all this business. The General assures me he has some work to contribute so that we don't completely lose our readership during my hiatus. Let's see if he means business shall we?