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Now that a few days have passed since the failure of the Republican “health care” bill that was intended to repeal and replace Obamacare, I think it’s safe to say that there’s a general mix of feelings about its failure.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Tengu House
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There was a time when the guys we today call "operators" - Rangers, LRRPs, Snake-eaters, those guys - ONLY carried Randall knives. According to legend, if a guy told you he was a Green Beret, there were four things he... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Tengu House
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This is Lieutenant General (retired) Harold "Hal" Moore. This picture was taken when he was a Major General and the Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division (Light). As a Lieutenant Colonel, Hal Moore commanded the famous 7th Cavalry Regiment... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Tengu House
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One of the things that I think have changed in the last 20 years is how we (I, anyway) define even the basic questions. What used to be a tug-of-war between liberal and conservative has become more of a struggle... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Tengu House
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A while back, two young Mormon missionaries stood at my front door; two very nice young Elders who'd stopped by to check on the previous occupant of my apartment, who evidently was a member of their church. Upon meeting me,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Tengu House
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I know, I couldn't believe it myself. Well, actually I could. See, it's no secret that I'm not a huge Trump fan, or at least I wasn't during the campaign. He was a boorish ignoramus during the campaign, who inundated... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Tengu House
After much deliberation, I've decided that Tengu House will NOT receive a name change after all. I originally considered changing the name of my oldest blog because, although when I'd chosen the name in the first place, it was completely... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Tengu House
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You know, the aftermath of the election is almost as shocking as the results of the election. I was as outspoken in my opposition to Trump as I could be, to the point of actually losing friends and alienating old... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Tengu House
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Happy birthday to the United States Marines! From the Halls of Montezuma to the shit hole of Fallujah and beyond into the future. I've always admired the USMC, ever since I was little shit and my uncle (a much bigger... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Tengu House
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If you're just joining us, welcome to the Trump era. The next four years, assuming he makes it that far, will either be a soaring triumph for the American People, or a boon for late-night comedians. There are some very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Tengu House
"An elderly man was trying to find a place to sit and observe the Olympic Games, as he went to each section. All the other Greeks laughed as he tried to make his way through. Some ignored him. Upon entering... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Tengu House
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When I think about DLI (Defense Language Institute, the US Army's language school), it's hard to believe that was over 20 years ago. I have almost no concept of what that means. Some people have lived their whole lives in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Tengu House
There's so much about this election that I just can't understand. In fact, I have trouble finding anything that makes any sense. This must be what happens when you ask an orange man a question, and the orange man replies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Tengu House
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Sometimes I just think I live in a profoundly stupid country. Or, at least, a really, really badly reality-challenged one. In supporting Gary Johnson for president, I've had Trump supporters tell me that I'm voting for Hillary, and Hillary supporters... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Tengu House
Every new political cycle has slightly different rhetoric, doesn't it? And is that rhetoric getting progressively more socialist? Closer to outright Stalinism? In 1992, when Bill Clinton was running, I called him a socialist. But, they said, he wasn't a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Tengu House
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At first look, Hillary Clinton should be a shoe-in for two terms. No one in American political life has more experience roaming the halls of power. She was the wife of the attorney general of Arkansas from 1977 to 1979,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Tengu House
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If you've ever wondered what it's like to travel all over Texas playing music in bars, dance halls, saloons and clubs (and back yards, VFW halls, picnic areas and neighborhood clubhouses), here's your blog post. Over the past few years,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Tengu House
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I ordered my new Sig from the "Used Handguns" part of BudsGunShop.com on a Wednesday and it was at my local FFL (10Ring Guns) on Monday. This is a $600 handgun that I was able to find used for $399.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Tengu House
Quick update. After a little more than a week, the Hipshot on the Geddy is still performing admirably. I've also installed one on my American Standard P Bass (I got the correct Hipshot this time), and it's also working perfectly,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2016 at Tengu House
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Seems like there's always something going on. Of the many songs we play, one or two sometimes requires the ability to play in drop D: Dirt Road Anthem by Jason Aldean comes to mind (although it's not on our song... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Tengu House
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Man, there's a lot of stupid in this country. A lot of ignorance and a lot of fear, but mostly just stupid. Some of y'all are absolutely obsessed with the notion that a transgender person is going to use a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at Tengu House
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Baseball season is right around the corner, y'all. The preseason starts in less than two weeks, and then a month later: the ultimate meeting of a guy with a stick and a guy with a rock. Need to spend some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at Tengu House
I'm trying to find a way to stay engaged in the political process this year, even though I think all the major candidates are complete shit. So I took a quiz, and it says that I'm 81% in line with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at Tengu House
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PEOPLE. The "Arab Bomb Prank" isn't even a real prank. The "victims" are actors, friends of the "Arabs", or whatever. Also, the story about one of them being shot is straight-up bullshit. Nothing but fake. Honestly, if you can't tell... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Tengu House
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Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in .40 S&W Now, I know what you're thinking. This pic is of a 9mm, not a .40S&W. It's just a stock photo I stole from some random-ass website. My Hummmy got me this for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Tengu House