Them’s fightin’ words

“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”

Chuck Norris?
Charlton Heston?
Audie Murphy?

Nope, the Dalai Lama.

Personally, I’d think it’d be even better to shoot back and hit what you aim at, but that’s just me…

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November 28th, 2008 by admindude

Haitus? They love us!

We’re on holiday for the next few days. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and see you on Monday.

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November 27th, 2008 by admindude

Nothing like starting off on the right foot

And this is NOTHING like starting off on the right foot, though it is good to see Bush Derangement Syndrome is still alive and kicking.

A quick question for Ms. Collins and everyone else in favour of Dubya stepping down early: Do you REALLY want to utterly destroy your (false) charges of Bush being an “imperial President” by having the Obamessiah take office this way?

And a follow-up question: Let’s say the calls for Bush to step down are actually heeded, and he does give way early to The One. Do you want the GOP to cry out for Obama to step down early if he loses in 2012? And what if Obama choses not to go early, even after Bush did? Who then is truly the imperial President?

Be careful what you wish for. You may get it.

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November 26th, 2008 by admindude

Fowl play

When oversized frozen turkeys are outlawed, only outlaws will have oversized frozen turkeys.

It all starts with the desire to not be a victim. Everything after that is just equipment and training.

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November 26th, 2008 by admindude

Not true in my case, but I’m a knuckle-dragging conservative, so what do I know?

– Via American Digest.

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November 25th, 2008 by admindude

Quote of the Day #2.

“California is now a valuable touchstone to the country, a warning of
what not to do. Rarely has a single generation inherited so much
natural wealth and bounty from the investment and hard work of those
more noble now resting in our cemeteries—and squandered that gift
within a generation.”
   — Victor Davis Hanson on the formerly Golden State.

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November 25th, 2008 by admindude

Quote of the Day, 11/25.

“Everyone knows Polonius’ line from Hamlet – ‘Neither a borrower nor a
lender be’ – but forgets what follows: ‘Borrowing dulls the edge of
   — Mark Steyn on the credit crisis.

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November 25th, 2008 by admindude

There’s a world outside your window, and it’s a world of dread and fear

24 years ago today. Still one of the best charity songs out there, despite having Phil Collins on the drums.

Feed the world. Let them know it’s Christmas time again.

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November 25th, 2008 by admindude

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…

My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…

My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

– Marine Rifle Creed

And it seems to work.

During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush (That’s about 100 or so bad guys. -ExKev) by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire. He selflessly exposed himself time and again to intense enemy fire during a critical point in the eight-hour battle for Shewan in order to kill any enemy combatants who attempted to engage or maneuver on the Marines in the kill zone. What made his actions even more impressive was the fact that he didn’t miss any shots, despite the enemies’ rounds impacting within a foot of his fighting position.

20 Shots. 20 Kills. Every Marine is a rifleman, but some are moreso than others.

Update: From the comments in the linked story:

I don’t get it. I mean where’s the news here? Marines are outnumbered and attacked. Marines attack in response. Enemy die in large numbers. Enemy abandon weapons and run away bravely. Marines hand out candy. That’s it? This is not news people. This is just the Marines.

Marines. They’re all single-helixed and double-barreled, and God bless’ em for it.

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November 25th, 2008 by admindude

The elephant in the room is…

… the fact that the elephant is on the outside looking in, and may be for quite some time.

If Obama continues appointing centerists like Larry Summers and General Jones and keeps his administration in the middle ground when it comes to the economy and social issues for four years, the chances of him being a one-term President drop significantly.

Republicans are cheering the appointments of John Brennan and Timothy Geithner now, but what if it means eight years of a Democrat in the White House? Do they dare to cheer for Obama to fail, in the hopes that they can re-gain the Executive Branch?

I don’t know, but I’d like to think that the Republicans I know would cheer for the success of the country first, and the success of their party a distant second.

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November 24th, 2008 by admindude