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Recent Activity The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, Transforming the yard to a winter... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
Well this new snowstorm is still happening as I type here. Not sure how much is on the ground but it has to be well over twelve inches. And it's very cold out side. 23 degrees as I am looking at the desktop gadget that reads the temperatures and conditions... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
It was raining like crzy but has turned to snow in the last hour or so.There may be a lot and then maybe not. At any rate here are a few pictures. By the way it's above 35 degrees so even if it accumulates at least it will melt eventually. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
VC reader Tim Taylor sent me a poem he wrote for the Marine Corps Birthday. It's not easy to write poetry and even harder to share it. Tim writes: "This came to me in a flash after hearing a story about a young Marine blinded by his wounds reaching up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
sarge playing with the pumpkin in the flagstone walkway this afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
Necromancer is now following InternetTim
Nov 8, 2010
Please listen Well, too late now, Rob Steele lost to the Dingell Miester. You tell me how stupid the people in MI are. His family (Dingell) has held that seat for almost 100 years now. Isn’t it time to give someone else a chance? Or is has family now royalty... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
World Series first pitch game 4. Oct.31,2010 Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
We picked up a new German Shephard puppy 4 months old yesterday afternoon from a couple that couldn't handle him anymore. His name is Sarge and so far seems to be a pretty good dog. Hope I get this right and am able to do a couple of pictures. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
She would have been a Roman slave girl at best and maybe a camp slave at that.Hard to believe that people still watch these people on television.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2010 on Rachel Maddow tells an extremist lie at BlackFive
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Thanks Tim. I finally did something all by myself without needing help. There are several other things that need to be done and added but I am not sure yet how to do all of it.
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Well it finally stopped raining for the moment so maybe I can take some photos of the newly built flagstone pad added to the front deck. All this rain has helped because it will seal the flagstones eventually.I took another photo of almost the entire project being finished.Let's see if... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
I'll have to remember to log out. DUH!!!!!
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Finally got this converted to TypePad. And here is a beautiful sunset taken the following day Wednesday late afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Mikes Ramblings
Great pictures.Thank you. I never plan to visit NYC ever again so all of it I see will have to be on the internet. Not that I am against NYC but rather all the aggravation of driving over 200 plus miles and fighting the traffic. "Semper Fi" By the way I was born in Brooklyn so all that has transpired there and elsewhere means a lot.
Dear Mrs.Geller, If you are ever in a situation where you need help just holler out loud MARINE Help. Any US Marine in ear range is bound to duty to help.It's our code and in our DNA. "Semper Fi" "Death before Dishonor"
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2010 on Death Threats and Security at Atlas Shrugs
What happened to the most ethical congress ever?? What a farce.These people and this congress have to be voted out this coming November.
Very interesting. I never knew that and don't remember ever reading much about it at all.Thank you. "Semper Fi"
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2010 on Working Inside History at The Violence Worker!
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Here you go VW. Read this. LETTER FROM A RETIRED BORDER PATROL AGENT: This letter sent to Tennessee Senator Bill Frist from a retired border patrol agent, and it has more common sense than all the bull being spewed from the Senate, with the exception of a few sensible representatives. Dear Senator Frist: There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens. #1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want US citizenship. Americans are very vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a US citizen. Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United States such as employment, medical care, instate tuition, government subsidized housing and free education for their offspring. Their main attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains at home. They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans. What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying the price. #2. There are no jobs that Americans won't do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs that Americans can't take and still support their families. Illegal aliens take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses and send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won't do for a decent wage. #3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries. They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than 20 billion dollars sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of the law and therefore assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought their alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children. #4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and benefits for lawful US residents. #5. This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another. #6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are not immigrants by definition. The US accepts more lawful immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined. #7. There is no such thing as the "Hispanic vote." Hispanics are white, brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Republicans, Democrats, Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called "Hispanic vote" is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a dead end. #8. Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed German Spies to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the US. During World War II Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the US from Mexico. During the Cold War Mexico allowed spies hostile to the US to operate freely. The attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today Mexican school children are taught that the US stole California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. If you don't believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written for their school children. #9. Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to break the law and sneak into America, then let's allow those one billion to come to America and we'll turn the USA into a Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native born Americans who want a better life. I'll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better life a good reason to trash another nation? #10. There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs at a decent wage. #11. It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents? What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price? For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties. A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high. There has already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more. You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens who have stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to US citizens or to offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country. The interest will be steep either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do you have the courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and needs of those who don't even have the right to remain here? There will be a reckoning. It will come in November of this year. We will not allow America to be stolen by third world agitators and thieves. David J. Stoddard US Border Patrol (RET) Hereford, Arizona Please pass this letter on to everyone you know, including your senators and Congressmen. We must do something about this serious problem NOW!
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2010 on Define Hate at The Violence Worker!
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Thank you Crush for putting up this info. Go here to see this YouTube about another CMOH winner from Nam.It's rather long.Over siz minutes but worth the time.
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Go here. Someone in NC somewhere will have someone involved.Maybe one of your visitors that frequent BF will know someone that is involved.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2010 on Ranger Up Request - Mission Haiti at BlackFive
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Hope it happens but it probably won't.The more I read every day the madder I get. Unbelievable what this congress and politicians are doing to the country and the Constitution.
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I'm liberating the pictures of the bikes. As soon as I figure things out will make a donation.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2009 on Rumble With A Cause at BlackFive
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From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan. From the Sand Pit. It's freezing here. I'm sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains , along the Dar 'yoi Pomir River , watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles. I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting. I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but them scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod. Hurts like a bastard. The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack. The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water. That requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy. I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances & storage facilities, type the info into the handheld, and shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware. We bash some heads for a while, and then I track and record the new movement. It's all about intelligence. We haven't even brought in the snipers yet. These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for. We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin. I dream of bin Laden waking up to find me standing over him with my boot on his throat as I spit into his face and plunge my K-Bar through his frontal lobe. But you know me, I'm a romantic. I've said it before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man. It's not even a country. There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government. This is an inhospitable, rock pit shit hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes. There are no jobs here like we know jobs. Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family: join the opium trade or join the army. That's it. Those are your options. Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste, and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a party. But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day. I've been living with these Tajiks, Uzbeks, Turkmen, and even a couple of Pushtuns, for over a month-and-a- half now, and this much I can say for sure: These guys, all of 'em, are Huns... actual, living Huns... They LIVE to fight. It's what they do. It's ALL they do! They have no respect for anything, not for their families, nor for each other, nor for themselves. They claw at one another as a way of life. They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor. Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other's barbarism. Cavemen with AK47's. Then again, maybe I'm just cranky. I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours. Oh yeah! You like to write letters, right? Do me a favor, Bizarre. Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban 'smart...' They are not smart. I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is 'cunning.' The Taliban are cunning, like jackals, hyenas, and wolverines. They are sneaky and ruthless, but when confronted, cowardly. They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else. Smart... Pfft. Yeah, they're real smart. They've spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil. They're still trying to figure out how to work a Bic lighter. Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it. OK, enough. Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole. Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it. Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives. The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials. We've got this one under control. The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here, because you have no idea what we're doing, and really, you don't want to know. We are your military and we are doing what you sent us here to do. You wanna help? Buy Bonds America .
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2009 on Allahpundit shows his a** ref SEALs at BlackFive
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Don't buy GE products and don't watch nbc.They'll get the message,eventually.I understand there is a small problem with that as GE has diversified over the years.