Recent thoughts…………….

It keeps going through my head………….

What is down the road with the possibility of cancer, again……………….

Sometimes the images are going at almost the speed of sound…………

Appointments are made and it is the waiting game…………..

Yes, I am scared of what may happen…………

I should put trust in Hashem to see me through I suppose………

Blue Cut Fire: 96 homes, 213 outbuildings destroyed, official says | abc7.com

Firefighters are slowly gaining on the fire. I could still see smoke this morning when I left work to head home.

Ninety-six homes and 213 outbuildings have been destroyed in the Blue Cut Fire, an official announced Friday morning, as the massive blaze continued to burn near the Cajon Pass. The fire is now 26 percent contained.

Source: Blue Cut Fire: 96 homes, 213 outbuildings destroyed, official says | abc7.com

Yeah. Another one of them anniversaries………….that are getting far too regular……………..

Oh Shit, I’m getting old moment………….
40 years ago today, I finished my first deployment to the Med on Independence with the ship’s arrival at Pier 7, Naval Station Norfolk on a very cold, rainy and windy day.

I was all of 20 years old.

First Cruise

 

It seems as though anniversaries like this are hitting at a far too frequent pace…………………….

Dempsey ‘disappointed’ by anti-Obama campaign by ex-military members

Our good friend and fellow Lexican, Bill Paisley had this outstanding post at The Neptunus Lex Page on Facebook.

It is worth the copy, paste and link to the article itself. Bill does a really bang up job with it. He is a true Shipmate and a Blog Bud of the Highest Order.

Thoughts about Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey comments that even retired military should, to paraphrase his comments, keep their mouths shut with regards to political commentary. I know he doesn’t use those words, but when he says he is “disappointed” in the group of former CIA agents, Navy SEALs and other military members and their long-form political ad that takes the President to task for the killing of Obama and leaks in the WH, there really isn’t any any question what he means.For me? I think his comments are BS. Pure. Unadulterated. The quick answer is, of course, you do not give up your first amendment rights to free speech as a retired military or former national security government employee. Yes, while in uniform your speech is restricted to a degree by UCMJ regulations and similar restrictions, but afterward? When you have served your nation, deployed, sacrificed, risked life, limb, family, friends, everything, and are

now John Q. Citizen, US Military, (ret)? If anything you should have *more* of a right – AND a responsibility! – to voice any opinion you may have, in any way or venue, via any media, at any time, anywhere.The deeper discussion could get into where is the line drawn with regards to keeping one’s mouth shut. When you perceive real damage to our constitution and nation is or could occur through a political ideology in power or vying for power that would seek to fundamentally change or alter our nation’s founding principles, do you keep that trap shut? So as not to become, what General Dempsey believes, “just another special interest group”? Bullcrap. Total. How could you stay silent! I don’t care if you think Obama is the second coming of Chesty Puller. Speak. Up. John Adams…”Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.” Do not give that up. You are not a “special interest group”. You are an American – a veteran. Don’t let anyone – 4 stars or whoever it may be – talk you out of the inherent and God-given right’s you have.

Speak.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/21/dempsey-disappointed-by-anti-obama-campaign-by-ex-military-members/#ixzz24GucxE88

This Old Retired Petty Officer does take issue with General Dempsey as well. The initial reaction on my part was somewhat salty of speech.
Having been Retired from the US Navy for almost nineteen years now, I can categorically let the Chairman, JCS to kindly shut his pie hole and leave me the hell alone!

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.

  • My Google Plus Bud, Jeff had this one up. Worth the read.

    Excuse the inappropriate language but this is really worth the read!

    I Think She IS Pissed, but oh so correct…

    Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of the Deficit Commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.

    Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!

    “Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight..

    1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

    2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

    3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..

    4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

    5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

    6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt. To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence.

    Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

    1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

    2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

    3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

    4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

    It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the”greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

    And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.

The ‘Pompeii’ of the Western Front: Archaeologists find the bodies of 21 tragic World War One German soldiers in perfectly preserved trenches where they were buried alive by an Allied shell

  • Men were killed when a huge Allied shell exploded above the tunnel in eastern France in 1918, causing it to cave in
  • Engineers find trench network 18ft beneath the surface near town of Carspach while excavating for a new road
  • Scene likened to Pompeii after skeletal remains found in same positions the men had been in at the time of the collapse

Archaeologists also uncovered the wooden sides, floors and stairways of the shelter.

The dead soldiers were part of the 6th Company, 94th Reserve Infantry Regiment.

Their names are all known – they include Musketeer Martin Heidrich, 20, Private Harry Bierkamp, 22, and Lieutenant August Hutten, 37, whose names are inscribed on a memorial in the nearby German war cemetery of Illfurth.

The bodies have been handed over to the German War Graves Commission but unless relatives can be found and they request the remains to be repatriated, it is planned that the men will be buried at Illfurth.

The underground tunnel was big enough to shelter 500 men and had 16 exits.

It would have been equipped with heating, telephone connections, electricity, beds and a pipe to pump out water.

The French attacked the shelter on March 18, 1918 with aerial mines that penetrated the ground and blasted in the side wall of the shelter in two points.

It is estimated that over 165,000 Commonwealth soldiers are still unaccounted for on the Western Front.

These men should be laid to rest with all due honours and solemnities.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099187/Bodies-21-German-soldiers-buried-alive-WW1-trench-perfectly-preserved-94-years-later.html#ixzz1mCRU2YYi

 

Want to stir the pot? You got it. (with several updates)

From a blog called The Liberty Zone. This is a good one.

As the Eldest Son is an SSGT in The Army Reserve it hits close to home. Our Daughter in Law considers herself to be an Army Wife.  Component has no bearing or meaning on that.

But hit the link and read for yourself. Old war dogs and sea dogs who frequent ATJT will understand completely, I do believe.

http://thelibertyzone.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/want-to-stir-the-pot-you-got-it/

Not sure if this is a TRUE letter but it speaks volumes for the American People

This was on Google+ this morning. It was too good to pass up. Even if it is only remotely true, it speaks volumes.

Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.

Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Wyoming … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!
“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight..
1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.
2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).
3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..
4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.
1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?
2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.
And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch .
If you like the way things are in America delete this. If you agree with what a fellow Wyoming citizen Patty Myers says, PASS IT
ON!!! .

Will Fisker Motors Be Another Solyndra?

Do we as the taxpayers, have to really put up with this?

This thing is not a really good machine according to Popular Mechanics. I want to see a true performance test and review………….yeah………………..like that is going to happen.

But DeCaprio and Algore are going to buy them…………OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Does that mean I have too, as well? Nope. Ain’t gonna happen. For the price of one of these, I can acquire a serious performance car. Or for that price, I could buy three of the 310 hp, 31 mpg Ford Mustang………The Base Version no less. In a no sales tax state I could get four of those Mustangs. I live in California………So the rest would cover the licensing and taxes……………….!!!!!!! I want a Ticket Maker!!!!!!!

A “responsible luxury car” is used in the article………or something to that effect, anyway. It was reviewed in Vanity Fair……..Like those folks know anything about performance automobiles.

The Return of Malaise By lex, on September 30th, 2011

From Neptunus Lex.

This is good folks. It is a great post. The good Captain knows what is up and spells it out for all to understand.

Excerpts:

President Obama said Thursday the United States “had gotten a little soft” before he took office and needs to regain its competitive edge in the global economy because opportunities for younger Americans are not as plentiful as they were for their parents.

Mr. Obama was asked if he was worried that today’s recent college graduates do not have the same opportunities that the baby boom generation had when they were younger.

“Absolutely,” Mr. Obama told Orlando’s WESH-TV.

“Even before the financial crisis hit, one of the reasons that I ran for president was that wages, incomes, had flat-lined at the same time that costs were going up,” Mr. Obama said, adding “I think people felt that opportunities were becoming more constricted for the next generation.”

“And that’s why, making sure that we’re revamping our education system, making sure we’ve got world class infrastructure, investing in basic science and research and technology, making sure that we are moving manufacturing back to the United States, and that we are being tough with our trading partners — making sure that they’re not taking advantage of us,” Mr. Obama told the interviewer.

All of this of course happened before Mr. Obama was elected. Not on his watch. He’s chosen to be the cure.

And, you know? Pace Jimmy Carter – and to agree for once with Mr. Obama – we have gotten a little soft.

It started in the nation’s public schools, which for two generations have ceased to teach what it had heretofore meant to be a citizen. As Dennis Prager said, this is the worst thing ever to happen to our country:

I believe the greatest threat facing the United States of America, and I have believed this my entire adult life, is that we have not passed on what it means to be American to this generation.

Oh, to be sure, students are still taught to “rock the vote!” as the highest expression of civic duty in on cycles (it’s dissent, in the alternating ones). But we used to have a unifying theme, a clarity of moral vision. Our values included independence, hard work, and individualism. You got out of life what you put into it. We pledged allegiance to the flag.

Your kids aren’t getting that in school these days. Or if they are, the version that they’re getting isn’t the one you received, and it’s not the one that 400,000 members of the Greatest Generation died for, in Europe and the Pacific.

The link:

http://www.neptunuslex.com/2011/09/30/the-return-of-malaise/

Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – Time to act

 

 

Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – Time to act.

The above link is to a Canada Free Press posting. Go. Read. Make up your own mind.

Me?

The worthless fucking camel jockey broke every election and campaign law on the books to get the fucking job!

That is what I think.

And I still have done more for Our Republic in a single day than this sack of shit has even thought about in his entire life.

The Insidious Kumbaya on American College Campuses

Found this one at American Thinker.

The first paragraph should get your interest in and of itself……

……. On June 7, President Obama appointed Azizah al-Hibri, a Muslim professor and scholar, to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.  Obama has already taken al-Hibri’s advice to stand up for Muslims against their American critics.  According to Daniel Greenfield’s article entitled “The Professor Who Sharia’ed Bill Clinton” (FrontPage Mag.com article of June 14), Al-Hibri called on Obama to do so at an ISNA meeting two months before her appointment, and she has spent a good deal of her time promoting Islamic law in the United States advocating that Sharia law is superior to American law……

The rest of this preposterous shit is at the link.

That is if you are not holding a hot drink in you hand, that is…….

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/the_insidious_kumbaya_on_american_college_campuses.html