Thursday, May 31, 2007

Leadership, making judgement calls on the fly

Most people do not have a clue what leadership is.

Its the ability to inspire, the strength of character to take charge and the willingness to accept the consequences of your actions when you are wrong.

For a glimpse into real leadership, and a great story, read this post by Michael Yon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

"oh boo" moment #422.672

okay, so i go out to the garage (aka: the man's place) and nancpop is whittling on an approximately 15" piece of wood.

i ask, "sooooooo, whatcha makin'?", acting extremely interested for sure.

he replies, "a propeller."

i respond, "oh."

quite awhile later, i ask, "soooooooo, what's the propeller for?"

so lovingly, he says, "so as to make your broom over there go a little faster when you go to town!"

...oh boo...

Friday, May 25, 2007


famous churchill quotes, most appropriate to the times in which we live:

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."


"A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him."


"Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter."

let our military leaders do their jobs...

"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others."

all you cowards, please shut up...

" Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!"

react appropriately, in appropriate measures...

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."

remember who they hated before they hated you...

"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."


"When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber."

you know who you are...

"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."

dixie chicks, danny glover, nancy pelosy,; please shut up...

"Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."

an emphatic bowing to the enemy...

winston, we hardly knew you.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


conspeorism in its priestly garments (stained).

Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to
leave because I'd go berserk?? Well...
You left me anyhow and then the days got worse and worse and now you see
I've gone completely out of my mind.. And..
They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa
To the funny farm. Where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be
happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!!!

You thought it was a joke and so you laughed, you laughed when I had said
that loosing you would make me flip my lid.. RIGHT???
I know you laughed, I heard you laugh, you laughed you laughed and
laughed and then you left, but now you know I'm utterly mad... And..

They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa,
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
To the happy home. With trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!

I cooked your food, I cleaned your house, and this is how you pay me back
for all my kind unselfish loving deeds.. Huh??
Well you just wait, they'll find you yet and when they do they'll put you
in the ASPCA, you mangy mutt!!! And...

They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa.
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy
to see those nice young men in their clean white coats and they're coming
to take me away, ha-haaa!!!
To the happy home, with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket
weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're
coming to take me away, ha-haa!!!
To the funny farm, where life is beautiful all the time... (fade out)

Hey, buddy!
Yes officer..
You a head?
No, but I'm catching up, ha ha ha....

link: american spectator

Monday, May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007


well, you know the rest of the line!

let's hope we NEVER have to hear it. ever.

Monday, May 14, 2007


I finally got my LIFETIME license to carry a concealed weapon.

The end of the four year pilgrimage to the police department.

No more money, no more wasted time while needless paperwork is filled out and ignored, no more fingerprints and stupid FBI checks while some bureaucratic newbe rushes down to check 35 year old files only to find out that there is a file on me because the FBI ran a security clearance on me. No more talking to smarmy civilian employees of the police department who don't know what's going on.

And Russia was saying?

Major leap forward in Iran's nuclear program. If the inspectors are invited to leave, start to use extra deodorant, you may need it.

Iran Is Stepping Up Nuclear Work

Questions now are; what to do? and whether to do it?
I hope there isn't to much dithering, but Pelosi and her Merry Dhimmi Band can't seem to wrap their brains around the fact, that they hate us because we aren't dhimmi, or mohammadin, and they are not sane enough to not use anything they produce.
Well, I can make it easy for them, these people do not look at the world the same way we do, they are not sane, and they are suicidal for their cause!

Friday, May 11, 2007

oh boo moment #472 or happy mother's day

we have some close, personal, who move full grown trees as a business.

believe it or not - it is BIG business in californistan.

when spoiled people build their empire, they DO NOT like starting from a seedling - ANYTHING! that is for us lowlier sorts.

recently, they were commissioned to move a clump of palms from point "a" to point "b". from what i remember of the conversation, the clump of trees (60' tall) weighed nearly 60,000 pounds!

it takes special equipment and much knowledge to get the root wad out of the ground without damaging them. these people have been doing this for years and have yet to lose a tree.

first, the spoiled person must eyeball the tree or trees they want, go to the owner and ply them with dollars and generally the owner of the tree(s) will succumb to the dollar signs. the spoiled person then contacts the tree mover, who says "yea" or "nay".

in this case everybody said, "yea." whoopee! it was the dreamjob of any tree mover and the original owner didn't think it too shabby either - the spoiled person gave them $75,000 for the clump of trees - that's SEVENTY-FIVE THOUSAND SMACKAROOS!

the cost to move the trees was equal to the price of the trees - i ain't lyin'.

when talking to one of the tree movers what would possess someone to spend this kind of money on trees for crying out loud - his response (paraphrased), "well, apparently, her husband is having an affair with another woman, she won't stand for a divorce, so she's making his life miserable by spending his wealth!"

...oh boo...

people - be good to the mothers in your life, not just on mother's day, but everyday - you just never know...

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

One world...

First we hear of the NAU and "amero", then we hear about the Trans-Texas Corridor, now?
Well, read 'em and weep!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

To be silent or go down trying

As Californiastan goes, so goes the nation.

Truth is often unpleasant, ugly and forces us to rethink ourselves. But to flee Truth makes us cowards. The thing to consider is; are we willing to allow ourselves to be buried alive? Or are we willing to stand and say, "Enough!"?
I have taken that stand by homeschooling and contacting politicians and speaking out, I may be a small voice in the world, but if enough join together, maybe, just maybe someone will hear us.

It has unfortunately, been my experience that too many conservatives and Christians have fallen silent, why? Is it intimidation? Is it a persist belief that it can't happen here? Or to me or mine? Is it because the leftistas are foul-mouthed, vile-minded, perverse, profane, slanderous, and loud?

War is never fun, it is not "nice" and it is messy, bloody and scary. But why are we conceding rather than rolling up our sleeves and getting the job done?

To quote Monteith's toast, "He either fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to the touch, to win or lose it all."
If you refuse to put it to the touch, YOU LOSE ANYWAY! Why not try? At least you can look yourself in the mirror without shame! And you can't win if you won't try!

Interesting update; Check out Donal's site for an interesting editorial on streetfighting and jihadis here in the US!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


if you're not, this WILL NOT apply to you, so you can just mosey along...

"Sheik Ahmad Bahr, acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, declared during a Friday sermon at a Sudan mosque that America and Israel will be annihilated and called upon Allah to kill Jews and Americans "to the very Last One". Following are excerpts from the sermon that took place last month, courtesy of MEMRI.

Ahmad Bahr began: "You will be victorious" on the face of this planet. You are the masters of the world on the face of this planet. Yes, [the Koran says that] "you will be victorious," but only "if you are believers." Allah willing, "you will be victorious," while America and Israel will be annihilated. I guarantee you that the power of belief and faith is greater than the power of America and Israel. They are cowards, who are eager for life, while we are eager for death for the sake of Allah. That is why America's nose was rubbed in the mud in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia, and everywhere.

Bahr continued and said that America will be annihilated, while Islam will remain. The Muslims "will be victorious, if you are believers." Oh Muslims, I guarantee you that the power of Allah is greater than America, by whom many are blinded today. Some people are blinded by the power of America. We say to them that with the might of Allah, with the might of His Messenger, and with the power of Allah, we are stronger than America and Israel."

could the intentions of izzies be any clearer? pretty cut and dried - AMERICA AND ISRAEL ARE DESTINED TO BE ANNIHILATED! i see no mincing, chopping or dicing of words there - if you do, you are a fool.

they are eager for death - do we have the intestinal fortitude to give it to them? if U R an american or a jew - do you sincerely believe that somehow you are exempt from this threat? and, why? what makes U so special as to be non-inclusive?

honestly, as i read the news each day from around the world - i cannot and will not believe that so many have succumbed to such stupidity as to believe izlam means u.s. peace! if U believe this, you are doomed to your ignorance.

link: memri, mike's america