Monday, May 25, 2009


As we wind down this Memorial Day weekend, I am compelled to write a post. This isn't the time for my usual political speech. No right wing propaganda from me tonight.

As I sit and watch the haze move across the horizon, my mind wanders to all of the amazing people that served with me. We came from all walks, and most of us were too young to have really made a political choice that would matter. There were no life experiences that would sway us one way or another. We had the mission and each other. That was enough.

Thanks to each of you. All that fought and served by my side. To all of the families of those who fell: I cannot say enough how thankful I am for those men and women. Words cannot explain your loss, and I understand that too.

For those of you who are out there now, keeping up the fight, Hooah! Know that those of us who have been there before have your back.

Happy Memorial Day to all of you! Please, remember our nation, and more specifically, remember those that fell to keep us free.

Until next time, keep your powder dry and your eyes open.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Feral Cats II There is Hope!

I posted a note up here a few weeks back about a Cat that we have here at the ranch. The thing used to be as mean as Pelosi giving a private speech about Rush Limbaugh and the CIA to a group of fellow socialists. We took her in, and she turned out to be a mellow house cat devoid of any spirit at all. With all of her needs cared for by my family, she has no drive or desire. She had kittens and I ended the post by writing about my concerns of an entitlement generation... I copied it and placed it below for your review.

Fast forward seven weeks. The kittens are ALL OVER the garage, the pasture behind the house, the kids swings, EVERYWHERE.

And, We have the one I hoped for! Yes, that is a mouse in her mouth, and yes, she chased all of the others away from her catch if they got close. The world needs more of this and fewer hands outstretched because they somehow "deserve" the fruits of someone else's labor. Go make your own, and make America proud and strong again. It may not be easy or pleasant, but it's the right thing to do. I can relate to this little beast!

Until next time, you know the drill.

Feral Cats

We have a cat here at our place. We live in what the rest of the world may call the "boonies". Our nearest town is only four miles away, but it's a couple miles of gravel to get out, and that town only has the main streets paved. Our grocery store would fit many times into a regular city grocery store. Before you begin to think I am a bumpkin never having left the country, please know, I have lived in and visited some very large cities both in this country and others. Oh yeah, back to the cat.....This cat, here on the farm, was as feral (wild for the lefties here) as you can imagine. She was always dragging dead things up on the front porch to eat. Anyone that would come near would get a horrific hiss followed by the waving flag of her tail as she ran away. If you attempted to touch her and she was cornered, you were most definitely going to bleed. That was a guarantee!You see, she was a pilgrim on our place. This cat was a free spirit. Living on her own and surviving just fine.She made a mistake, however. She let my wife and I (with good intentions) tempt her by leaving food out every night. You see, we thought it would be good to have a "mouser" around our new country place. And it was great that she was independent. We could go away for the weekend and not worry about our "stray" cat.Well, this cat, two years later is nothing but the regular old house cat that you are used to seeing. It is completely dependent upon us. We feed it every meal now. It rubs against us and gets under foot constantly hoping for a little bonus morsel or scratch on the head. I can't remember the last time I saw her hunting mice in the pasture. She just had kittens, and they are living comfortably in the garage without a care in the world. A new dependent generation has been born. They will never learn their food comes from the animals outside the house.Its an amazing parallel isn't it? Theirs happened quicker, but it happened just the same. I just really, really, hope there is a wild one in that bunch of kittens that I can relate to.

Until next time, keep your powder dry and your eyes open.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Are They Thinking?

Yesterday the citizens of Postville, Iowa marched in memory of the largest immigration raid in American history. There were some forty of these vigils held nationwide yesterday.

On the 12 of May, 2008, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided the Agriprocessors plant in Postville and arrested 389 illegal workers. Most of these people were using stolen social security numbers and false documentation. It has come to light recently (although it was always obvious) that Agriprocessors knew these documents were false, but looked the other way in order to maintain a low paid high profit workforce.

Although this raid brought some of America's dirty laundry out into the public eye exposing the ugly side of the free market, and the general greed of the American populous, it was a very positive thing. It could be argued that illegal immigration corrupts the entire market.

We have all heard there are some jobs that Americans won't do. I say that is false. If it pays enough, Americans will do it. If it is cost prohibitive for American businesses to pay the wage required by the worker, you can rest assured business will develop a machine to get it done.

Additionally, we have heard that immigrant workers are vital to keeping costs to the consumer down in the industries which employ the immigrants. False. The costs far outweigh the benefit. Your food might be cheaper, but if you took half a million folks off public health care and public housing, and kept the wages in America, and out of public schools, and and and ... you get the picture.

In this one instance, and this one instance only, I say hats off to the Bush administration. Upholding our laws and maintaining our Sovereignty is paramount to maintaining our national identity and well being. I feel for the families that were torn apart. There were probably some good folks that got hurt here. We HAVE to remember that the situation was self created for these individuals. They made their beds, illegally. The law that landed them under arrest was not unjust.

I find it hard to believe there are folks out there protesting the invasion of our nation. Many of the protesters, I am sure are also mad about the current unemployment rate.

Until next time........Keep your powder dry and your eyes open.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


As I understand it, the Montana legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a nullification law yesterday. In my opinion, this is the single most important piece of legislation signed during the Obama administration to date.

My reading leads me to believe the new law boils down to this: If a firearm is stamped "Made in Montana" and it resides in Montana, the Federal government's laws won't apply to it. In other words, the State of Montana is standing up for their State's rights. How can they do this? Easy.

You know my opinion on the interstate commerce clause from a couple posts ago. The government uses the language of the Constitution to bully the states into conforming to their will. By placing "Montana only" rules on it, they can tell the Obamanationists to go to hell where they belong. Gotta love that. This isn't the first time Montana has done this. In February of 07 they also nullified the Shrub's unconstitutional REAL ID act of 2005.

The good news:

Utah and Texas are considering the same type of laws.

The bad news:

This action is already on it's way to the Federal courts, and there aren't 50 of these laws for each of the Federal laws using the interstate commerce act.

If you want to look at the Montana bill, it can be found at the following link:

By the way, there are ove half a million members of the 912 project now. Are you one?

Until next time, keep your powder dry and your eyes open.