The Most Common Demoninator… .

waving-american-flag-graphics-4-1They don’t know from where we came.  What our forefather’s did for us.  What they sacrificed.  Ask a kid who Washington, Thomas Nelson, or Francis Lewis was.  Not going to happen.   Nope.

So, a repeat post, here, this evening. A post I did before.  Did not get a lot of hits.  But here’s the thing;  we may be in trouble this summer.  If that’s the case, can we pledge our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor?   Does anyone know what that means?

declarationNot sure.  Not sure of that at all.

The stream of freedom now runs muddy.  We can’t count on the “man on the street” to be “reverent for their country.”  They don’t know what that means.

Times may change, but how we forget our past.  Especially with those that come here and don’t pay attention.  And they do not.  So here it is.  Watch it.  I don’t eat greens at the local diner without thinking about their sacrifice.  The Destruction, Death,  and Deprivation they suffered.  For us.

56 men signed it.  So Watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLnrD037lIKZAKYsSa6EBpC2AnT4QdRKz7&v=3In5LZwG9Io

Burn Boston they said.  Though it makes Hancock a beggar.   That’s what so many faced.  Sacrifice.

Worst case, they faced a hang-mans rope.  Best case, the revolutionary war.  There you go.  Our country was founded by men.  With nothing to lose.  Who did give it all.  All of it.  Liberty so much more than security.

What impression did you have of our founders?  What impression did you have?  They were prosperous.  Wealthy.  But they considered liberty as more important than anything more.  They fulfilled their pledge.  For our country.

56 Men.

I don’t know what impression you “had” “had.”   Many paid the price though.  Our freedom was born of fire.  That Liberty is something that others pledged lives for.

So we pledge.  Or not.  The most common denominator.

 

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Dog Fight!

Dogs, being dogs.   And happy.  Good dogs.

IMG_0258In the first corner, we have pebbles.  Good pebbles.  My wife wanted to name her “Taquila.”  I will tell that story later.  Maybe.

Anyway, pebbles is very happy to be united with her mother, Sophie.

IMG_0275Next up, Sophie.  Pebbles’ mother.  Just as dopey.  Very loveable.  A big flower.  A pushover.  Though, the first time I saw her she ran at me full-bore across a yard and skeerd the you-know-what outta me.  Something about a strange dog running at you outta the darkness.  That gets your attention.  That had a happy ending though.  She is a wall-flower.

Fight!

IMG_0267IMG_0265IMG_0269IMG_0270It is fun to see mother dog teach daughter dog.  Sophie does. Well, notice how they fight laying down.

I have seen sophie drop the hammer when we are on walks and some strange dog runs up in a fury.  Sophie wins.  Pebbles stands aside.  The dynamic is quite amazing. Alien dog runs away.  Sophie does what is needed, amazingly.  The kids (pebbles and piper – the kids) keep to the side.  The humans did too, it happened so fast.

They are sweet and I wish I could show video.  Happy dogs.  Happy times.

FullSizeRenderPosing for the camera.

We love them.

A Separate Warrior Class and Our Dear Leader.

barack-obama-umbrella-press-conference-600x350Interesting reading.

Over at old NFO. 

More:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/military-retirement-pay-reducing/2015/03/30/id/635374/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/us/politics/pentagon-plans-to-shrink-army-to-pre-world-war-ii-level.html?_r=0

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/02/25/defense-budget-cuts-history/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-announces-new-military-approach/2012/01/05/gIQAFWcmcP_story.html

http://www.defenseone.com/management/2014/03/obama-requests-smaller-500-billion-defense-budget/79813/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/anders-fogh-rasmussen-defense-cuts_n_2732418.html

Interesting.  NATO raised an alarm two years ago on budget reductions.  What, you were not possibly worried about Putin and he would of course never annex part of Ukraine, and cause Western Europe serious heartburn, right?  That Putin would never wage war in East Ukraine, and no-one would do anything about it?  That no Western media outlet would report about it, as a serious problem?

Nothing to see here.  Move along.

Where’s my Obama phone… .

Memorial Day

fort_snelling_eagle
Credit: Frank Glick

Was out and about, traveling this last weekend.  We cannot forgot our military on Memorial day.

I am often very disappointed.  People celebrate that day.  It’s a day for somber reflection, and remembrance.  And that’s it.  Not a party at the beach.  Not a barbecue day.  It’s a day for a visit to your local cemetery.   A day to fly the Flag.  A day to go and help a vet.

God bless America, our vets, and active military.

Watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=57&v=IzUU-hdtxv8

So, Stay in shape.

…because you never know if you’ll have to run.  Really fast.

YJ_headon01You may have to tuck into a hedge, or cut the grass.  Making the place look nice.  ISIS can take Ramadi, but these bastards can take you and your yard.  Spectricide anyone?  A good reason to use it.  I had to run.  I made it.  Gardening in Florida is fun?

Obama, take a note.

Reminded me of this post.  Incidentally, one of the most popular here according to stats:

https://flagunblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/giant-asian-hornets/

 

Iran has a Bomb with Obama’s name on it.

Let me clear my throat…. . *Ahem*  No Shit.

http://warnewsupdates.blogspot.com/2015/05/president-obama-if-iran-develops.html

253892_2035492121146_7626773_n“Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this,” Obama told The Atlantic, referring to the pending nuclear deal between Tehran, Washington and five other Western powers.

Because Obama and his Administration does nothing in the middle east.  This is a big, big (Big Big Big Big) problem.

They have no idea how to deal with Iran, Libya, Iraq, Isis, or Egypt.  For that matter, they have no idea on what they are doing with Israel, Egypt, East Europe and the Russians, or China.

Oh Boy.

As an aside, I have had an opportunity to pocket carry this little number:

IMG_0067Taurus 85 in .38.  And it is fine.  Absolutely.  Hardly know its there.  Very light.  I am aware of its limitations.  Impressed still.  You may want to practice with re-loaders.  Turn back the clock.

Yes yes, many will say “but its only 5 shots” or “.38 is not enough!”  95 degrees in Florida, its good to have.  This is the “ultralight model.” I really like it.  Of course, remember, its not mine.  h/t to Significant Other.  Its hers.  She shot it recently, and felt it was harsh with recoil.  We’re talking a diminutive (but beautiful) woman.  (See, see how I did that?)

I recommend a pocket holster.  And nothing other than that in said pocket.  I also tucked it a couple of times behind my back in my belt, covered by a jacket.  Also good but not recommended.

Love you Hunny.