Monday, December 3, 2018

A Phone Call

Back in the 1960's, a young man was serving his time in the US Army. During a soldier's time off, soldiers would make their way to the pay phones that were available to them.

Often times the phone calls would give inspiration to the individual soldier.

Sometimes the phone call would be of the "Dear John" variety.

A particular soldier would watch what was going on in the queue in front of him. He would see soldiers calling that someone special, only to find that they, themselves were not so special any more. He would see how broken those soldiers were afterwards.

Monday, November 26, 2018

I'll just leave this here...

"To Know It Is To Lovett"

Read the whole thing on the wonderful The Conservative Woman blog.  I especially liked his version of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man"

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Drawing the Battle Lines in Canada

This doesn't surprise me. The "progressive" contagion is spreading everywhere. There aren't enough lampposts...

The Mayflower

I don't think they teach this in schools anymore. 

This is the history of the quirky, obstinate people who built America. Tell your children and your grandchildren this story. All kids need cultural roots, and they won't get them in today's schools or churches.

Twelve Thousand

You can run but you can't hide. 

"SpaceX got the green light this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the 2020s."

Monday, November 12, 2018

In case you didn't hear - Israel attacked by hundreds of missiles from Gaza

Knowing what the MSM is like, and having had a quick peek just to be sure and finding my suspicions confirmed (from almost nothing to zilch in the media) I thought you might like to know that since this afternoon over 200 rockets and missiles have been launched by Hamas against southern Israel.

It started with an apparent IDF intel-gathering operation in Gaza which went wrong and was discovered. An IDF special forces officer was killed, and in the ensuing firefight the IDF managed to kill 7 Hamas terrorists including, luckily, one of their commanders, Nur Barakeh, who was a biggie in their tunnel building operations.

Hamas retaliated with some rocket fire and the IDF reacted to that, the usual tit-for-tat, and that was it. We thought.

Suddenly, at around 4 pm this afternoon (around 5 hours ago) with no warning and no provocation, Hamas and its allies suddenly opened fire on Israel with a massive barrage of rockets and missiles into the south of Israel. Within the space of one hour over 100 missiles were fired! Since the beginning of the barrage at around 4 p.m., over 200 missiles and rockets have been fired into Israel causing serious damage.

In the first hour over 100 rockets were fired into Israel. More than another 100 - who can count any more? - have been shot causing direct hits to houses in Ashkelon and Netivot.

The Red Alert app on my phone has been lit up like a fairground for hours. The rockets are still incoming as I type. I myself am safe in the center of the country, but my compatriots are not and I am furious!

There was also a direct hit by a Kornet anti-tank missile on a bus which minutes earlier was carrying 50 soldiers, seriously injuring one of the soldiers; and generally there has been tons of other property damage across the south with several Israeli citizens injured.

This seems to be the most apt response so far:

We are fed up with our government who seems to be trying to manage the situation rather than solving it once and for all.  The residents of the south have no life, and have had no life for over 6 months while incendiary kites and balloons have been launched from Gaza across the border, burning thousands of acres of farmland and nature reserves, killing wildlife and plants. But not a squeak from the international community.

You'll only hear the squeaks and squawks when "Israel hits back first".

Sunday, November 11, 2018

11. 11. 2018 - The 100th Year Anniversary of Armistice Day

Never forget.

Humbled and grateful on this day, and every day, for those who sacrificed everything for us.

Ashamed and forlorn that those sacrifices are being trampled on and ignored by most of Europe today.

I pray that someone or something will somehow turn this around.

I pray that we never surrender our values, our morals, our duty to future generations and our humanity.

I pray that we are not too late.

John McCrae's In Flanders Fields is probably the best known poem of WW1. But there is another very famous war poet from that era, Wilfred Owen, who gets forgotten and overlooked. His most famous and most devastating poem is titled:

Dulce et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.

Notes: Latin phrase is from the Roman poet Horace: “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.”

Friday, November 9, 2018

Friday Night Funny

I was looking for an old email today and came across a series of correspondence that some of the regulars at this blog had during election week in 2012.  On Friday of that week I posted this Carson clip.  I watched it again today and thought it worth reposting because it's so hilariously funny.  Like I said back then, I miss Johnny.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Score One For The Good Guys

The liberal hack Jim Acosta has had his press credentials yanked by the White House. Good. He's an embarrassment, a swampthing, and an all-around low-IQ jerk.

Plus, he assaulted a White House intern. What's a crime for Cory Lewandowski should be a crime for Jim Acosta.

Unless some people are more equal than others. Of course.

More Animal Farm

Some people are more equal than others.

Mobs terrorize Tucker Carlson and his wife and children.
A left-wing mob showed up outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s house Wednesday evening, posted pictures of his address online and demanded that he flee the city of Washington, D.C.
Carlson, a co-founder of The Daily Caller and host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was at the Fox News studio when the angry crowd showed up outside of his house.
At least one of the protesters went all the way up to Carlson’s front door, where they left a sign with his family’s home address written on it and rang his doorbell.
Video of the group, “Smash Racism DC,” shows one of the mob’s ringleaders leading the crowd in chants of “racist scumbag, leave town!” and “Tucker Carlson, we will fight! We know where you sleep at night!”

Antifa thugs terrorize with impunity.