Happy Birthday Lewis “Chesty” B. Puller (29 Photos and Story)

ORPO1:

This was at theBrigade. I check it on Mondays. It was too good to pass up.

This has some really good pictures and narratives as well. I think all will enjoy it!

A Marine officer and enlisted man for 37 years, General Puller served at sea or overseas for all but ten of those years, including a hitch as commander of the "Horse Marines" in China. Excluding medals from foreign governments, he won a total of 14 personal decorations in combat, plus a long list of campaign medals, unit citation ribbons, and other awards. In addition to his Navy Crosses (the next-highest decoration to the Medal of Honor for Naval personnel), he holds its Army equivalent, the Distinguished Service Cross.

“A Marine officer and enlisted man for 37 years, General Puller served at sea or overseas for all but ten of those years, including a hitch as commander of the “Horse Marines” in China. Excluding medals from foreign governments, he won a total of 14 personal decorations in combat, plus a long list of campaign medals, unit citation ribbons, and other awards. In addition to his Navy Crosses (the next-highest decoration to the Medal of Honor for Naval personnel), he holds its Army equivalent, the Distinguished Service Cross.”

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Kansas artists making money selling cactus to Arizona cities

Jayhawks to the Rescue!!!!!!!! This is funny in a way but it does show some serious ingenuity on the part of a pair of entrepenuers in Wichita. I wonder how much a pair of Joshua Trees would be?!?!?!?

Yes, I miss Wichita…………………We consider it to be home.

A couple of Kansas artists with an affinity for desert landscapes are making a name for themselves in Arizona and the southwest.

The full story at KWCH 12 is at the link. It is short but very interesting. Kansas artists making money selling cactus to Arizona cities.

The Complete Inauthentic Man

ORPO1:

“His whole life-story is counterfeit.

He is a Total Fraud.

One is tempted to say about ‘Obama’ that there is no ‘there’ there, but I think we have to revise that description to read: There is no Good-there there. He acts in a wicked manner, eschewing all sense of Morality and Virtue. He has nothing but disdain and scorn for all that is Honest, Decent, and True.

Thus, this creature is The Complete Inauthentic Man.”
Bob Belvedere

Originally posted on The Camp Of The Saints:

I’m speaking, as you probably guessed, about ‘Barack Hussein Obama’, who is a fictional character created by David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Bill Ayers, Barry Soetoro, etc.

Well, let me count the ways this poor excuse for a President [and a Man] is spurious:

-He is an Inauthentic American, someone who actually hates and despises everything America stands for so much that he is rabidly working to destroy this country.

Obama-MirrorMe-He is an Inauthentic Christian, because he is such a complete Narcissistic: he is not Humble or Merciful in any way nor, I suspect, has he ever felt any Shame for his actions.  Also, his favoritism towards those who want to see Christians and Jews dead or enslaved [ie: Muslims] is Pathological, bespeaking a deep hatred for those two peoples [his Anti-Semitism is barely concealed these days].

-He is an Inauthentic Guardian of the Poor.  Power And Control, the achieving and…

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Back on The Verandah…………………………….For Buck

It has been too long since I did a Beer Blogging Post from The Verandah at Casa de Glenn y Sharon………………..

Too Long

It wasn’t the same without The Exile In Portales…………………………………………….

Yes, the eyes are a bit misty now……………………..as I think of my dear friend who is no longer with us……………..and I do think of him regularly

The first Verandah Post this year is for the memory of our friend and one of my blogging mentors……………………..Master Sergeant Buck Pennington……………………………May His Memory Be A Blessing

Red Hook ESB and a Cuesta Rey Captiva
Red Hook ESB and a Cuesta Rey Captiva
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MiGFlug Can Take You to the Edge of Space for a Fairly Reasonable Price

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Want
Really Want
Bucket List Addition

Originally posted on The Tactical Air Network:

If you’ve got $18,500 USD to spare and a valid passport, you might as well give MiGFlug a call to book the flight of a lifetime. The organization whose tagline is “Be a Fighter Pilot For a Day” offers civilians the opportunity to fly up to 72,000 feet (22 kilometers) in the backseat of a MiG-29 Fulcrum, with one of Mikoyan’s premier test pilots from their Sokol facility riding up front. That’s the flight of a lifetime, considering that you’re nearer to the edge of space than anyone in existence, save for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (and possibly super secret black aircraft pilots/RSOs in spy planes that don’t exist). How exactly does MiGFlug take you that high? Well, they use the Fulcrum’s ability to push a little past double the speed of sound to break through the MiG’s service ceiling of 59,000 feet. Adopting a ballistic…

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The US Army’s Night Stalkers Once Helped Steal an Attack Helicopter From the African Desert

ORPO1:

Courtesy of a link from Arthur Barie.

Originally posted on The Tactical Air Network:

Back in the 1980s, when it still existed, the Soviet Union maintained a number of “friendly” relationships with a variety of African and Asian nations, mostly for the purposes of selling military hardware to counter the West. One such nation was Libya, which opted to arm and equip its military with a variety of Soviet products, including MiG and Sukhoi fighters for its air force. At the time, the USSR was also in the process of shopping around its Mil Mi-25 Hind-D, the export variant of the Mi-24 Hind helicopter. The Hind was a fairly unique vehicle at the time, as it was built from the ground up as a heavily-armed attack gunship with the ability to accommodate a maximum of eight fully-armed soldiers in an extremely cramped bay directly behind the cockpit. The Hind could therefore deliver special forces teams to the battlefield and remain in the area of operations…

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Good Evening My Friends!

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale……………………See Gar…………………………

For Buck………………………………………………..

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

7 june 2015
Cheers!

 

 

The Quints!
The Quints!

I also decided to take a shot of all of my growlers.

Today in The Fremont Valley

I had to remove all the stuff I had done in the front yard so the landscaper can do his thing on Wednesday. The Landlord had the landscaper over the other day and we are getting a rock front yard with a tree.

We also had a thunderstorm to the Northwest and West at the same time.

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New Beer Flavour

OK, new for me. I do like most of Sierra Nevada’s offerings over Sam Adams. I guess it is the local(California) thing.

This one is pretty good and even Missus ORPO said she could tolerate it. She is not a beer drinker by any stretch.

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The Opener should be familiar to many followers and readers of this here blog......Handy, from the Standard Flight Kitchen Box Lunches.
The Opener should be familiar to many followers and readers of this here blog……Handy, from the Standard Flight Kitchen Box Lunches.

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