Monday, December 07, 2009

Copenhagen

Granted I pray for Global Warming every year. There are so many things that aren't answered like: Since there were 10 ice ages, thus 10 periods of global warming, why is one degree in a hundred years worse, because climate has never been static? As far as I'm concerned if evolutionists are right and the Earth is billions of years old the supposed 1 degree increase (even though, supposedly the earth has cooled the last ten year) wouldn't mean anything, if the eight thousand years Creationists claim is correct then there maybe room for concern, the thing is crops grow better in warm climates, flu is spread better in colder temps.

So, who's to say Global Warming is a bad thing, those that profit from it al gore and general electric subsidiaries (msnbc)? The same people that whine about banks a private citizens making money from the stock market, or 'war profiteering' a strangely silent on this...especially the one's that hate it when ANYONE makes money doing ANYTHING else.

So, when I see this story about how may private jets flying in for that conference in Copenhagen, it makes me ask how serious the problem really is if those who are pushing the agenda refuse to take the lead. It points to the desire to control the same way the medieval Catholic Church did.

Since those who are pushing this ludicrous ideas aren't willing to live the way they DEMAND the rest of us to live then they should be ignored.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"new" Deer Rifle




Friday, October 02, 2009

Let'em eat cake

I'd really like to know when we will hear her say let them eat cake?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Just in case the Jack booted thugs don't have me on a watch list yet.

Just so there is no mistake: I FULLY OPPOSE ANY GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE. Since I barely trust the Almighty for my security, safety, and health and since the Almighty is capable of doing EVERYTHING, I sure am not going to trust some close-to-the-fort politician that I could get to milk a BULL.

When I was growing up in South Dakota I went with my Dad to see a friend at Fort Mead VA hospital. I was disgusted at the conditions at the hospital. Then there was an article back in February about health care on Indian Reservations being bad to poor. IF the government can't take care of what we are required to under treaty or moral obligation, we don't want it. Last week the chairmen of the House Committee in charge of this socialist bill said that congressmen wouldn't be forced to take part in the 'public plan.' I have an idea, IF they really want us to become slaves to the state and since VA hospitals are so pitiful, congressional health care should be provided either on the Reservations or at the VA's. This would guarantee that our veterans would be well taken care of, or members of Congress would get what they TRULY deserve. IF members of Congress won't be partaking part of the enslavement of the populace program, we DO NOT want this.

Socialized medicine has failed EVERYWHERE. The reason we have foreigners come here to get treated is because we have the best system, and that is because of the profit motive, socialism kills motive.

Not only do I not want this I am speaking out against this, the fascist technique of asking people to snitch on those opposed to this plan is forcing me to stand up AGAIN for the 1st Amendment. It should have been clear that Comrade President hates the Constitution with his 'bitter' comments, but he keeps proving it over and over again. I remember during the Iraq War we were told that dissent was the highest form of Patriotism...well, millions of Americans are dissenting and we are what? going to be rounded up? Going to GitMo?

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence Day Weekend

I started celebrating Independence Day early this year by going to the TEA Party at the Capitol because I'm worried about the freedoms we are loosing due to what Comrade President is pushing. It was great to be around a couple 1000 Americans that love this country.

Friday, my Assistant Pastor, his wife and myself took in "Transformers 2" movie. Every single piece of American Military hardware was featured...enough to remind a person of our might when we put our minds to something. I do want that rail gun that was featured in one scene, but that's another story. Friday night I went to the only true American sport...the 130th Mandan Rodeo.

Today, after I wake up I plan on celebrating like John Adams wrote to Abigael BEFORE the Declaration was signed. So, with much merriment I'm going to head out to the range with a couple .45's and my coyote rifle.


HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

Thursday, July 02, 2009

July 2nd Tea Party




There were three Gadsen Flags and One US Jack. There was a little kid running around with a sign that read "North Dakotans FOR Global Warming." After last winter being just as bad as what Lewis and Clarck wintered in Fort Mandan I think ALL Dakotans want global warming.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

EVERYONE SHOULD GO SHOOT AT LEAST ONCE

I am a firm believer since we are a nation that was formed by riflemen to the extent John Adams wrote his beloved wife before Independence that Independence Day be celebrated with music, merriment and guns, that is the patriotic chore that EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN learn how to shoot and know how to handle all kinds of arms to the same extent they should call their Congressional delegation and be informed before they vote.

I have friends that say they hate guns, with NO experience with firearms. While having a hatred for an inanimate object is their right as an American citizen to form this opinion without experience plainly intellectual dishonesty. I have taken dozens of people out shooting, a good chunk that didn't understand why someone would go shoot...until they sent lead down range. Every last one enjoyed themselves and learned a new skill that whether or not they picked up another firearm afterwards.

It wasn't until I became a firearms owner that I realized the folly of the clinton era Assault Weapons Ban (which no assault weapons were actually banned since they fall under the National Firearms Act of 1934). The History Channel used to have a show called the "Tale of the Gun," every episode started with the line: no matter what your opinion is of firearms you cannot deny the impact it had on history, to understand the gun is understand history. And one of the major problems in this country is the total lack of historical perspective.

I believe so much that every American should know how to shoot I would be willing to teach Comrade President, rahm emmanuel, and sarah brady herself. I realize that it would be little more than hope springing eternal that it would change Comrade President from his freedom stealing ways.

When we are dealing with civil rights education is the ONLY way to keep our freedom. IF someone goes shooting and decides they still don't like firearms I can respect that, but not to take an opportunity to learn and still have a negative opinion that person is being unAmerican.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Another aspect of the 2nd Amendment

The US Custom Service is trying to ban pocket knives. Downrange.tv has the details.

Our Freedoms are slipping away.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Comrade President reaches out to...


those bitter religious people that cling to their god and their assault weapons (those are real assault rifles by the way).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Since Comrade President has proven once again to hate the Constitution

This judge being reverse 60% of the time her cases has made the Supreme Court, and having the racist position that race has a place in deciding a case, and is notoriously anti-2nd Amendment. I really never thought I would see an nominee worse than Hariet Myers. And since I just changed the furniture on coyote rifle.So, "Molon Labe."

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Flag

close-up of his dog-tag, combat medic badge and corresponding ribbon



This Flag was flown over the Indiana State Capitol to honor my Grandpa's service on Okinawa

Friday, May 22, 2009

Interview with my mom and North Dakota drunk drivers

Dickinson Press has an interview with my mom discussing the wreck that LES LEMM caused and stats on drunk driving in North Dakota since we have become number one in the Nation again.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Shooters feeding the the treasury. Excise Tax up 31% in the Fourth Quarter

National Shooting Sports Foundation has released a press release referring to the Department of the Treasury report released on May fifth stating that ammunition and firearms makers have paid $98.1 MILLION in the fourth quarter of 2008, that is increase of 31% from the same time last year.

The excise tax on firearms and ammunition is rather ridiculous because it's intent is to "provide" for wildlife habitat. I still am trying to figure out what I can hunt with a 9 mm. If we were honest, the excise tax is little more than a money grab that taxes poor people because it is something the liberals despise, but I digress.

The NSSF Senior Vice-President and General Council says, "These numbers speak to a greater story, American gun owners have serious concerns about the current political make up. Law makers should recognize that they are not merely consumers buying a product, but reacting to a very real threat." Every time Attorney General eric holder opens his mouth about limiting the 2nd Amendment, when the DOD issued a policy of destroying used brass, and Comrade President trying to claim that 90% (it's really 17%, if that) of the weaponry the Mexican druglords are using did nothing but cause people to buy firearms and ammo. For those of you that do not practice your 2nd Amendment right, it is almost impossible to find hand gun ammo. This gave rise to the NSSF naming Comrade President firearms salesmen of the year...I guess Comrade President has stimulated at least one portion of the economy and since THE only real production left in this country is the firearms industry I have to give him credit too. But I do have a question: IF us gunowners are contributing that much tax money to the federal coffers, why does he despise us so?

Monday, April 27, 2009

April 28,1996

Thirteen years ago tonight LESS LEMM of Baudette, Minnesota decided to sleep off his drunkenness, but got bored with that and decided he could get to his grandma's. Unfortunately he succeeded in only murdering my dad.

I hope he wakes up at 3 this morning screaming and remembers he merciouslessly killed an innocent man and try to kill the rest of us.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Redneck word of the year: Obama

I bought a case of Mountain Dew and drank it OBAMA self

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One of the best Birthday Presents

About five years ago my Grandpa received a Flag to honor his service as an Army Medic in WWII. He was mainly on Okinawa and I only got him to talk about his experience a couple of times, (I still have to talk to my Uncle to get some more details on the Flag). And my Grandpa passed on to my Uncle and my Uncle sent it and one of Grandpa's ribbons and medals to me for my birthday.

Needless to say I was greatly honored more than words could conceivable express, but at the same time it hit me that Grandpa is going down hill fast...I realized that he might not be with us for very much longer.

There are very few things I would call a treasure, but this Flag is one of them.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

END GOVERNMENTAL GREED NOW!!!

The government is acting like every cent every American makes belongs to the government...never mind the government doesn't produce anything. The Supreme Court has decreed that police don't have to respond (Warren v. District of Columbia) so what are we paying for, why does the government DEMAND we pay for those that aren't producing anything?

I blogged last week about a proposed tax on pop because "it's to unhealthy." It's nothing but a money grab, the same way the exorbitant taxes on cigarettes are, Comrade President has floated the idea of a 500% raise on the tax on ammo (granted this is for his religion of gun control).

We are repeatedly told that the rich MUST pay their fair share, but at what point does the rich begin? And since they are paying the majority of taxes at what point is it their fair share. Granted, there are rich people that aren't paying their taxes and there is a specific label I can assign these people: liberal politicians. The very people that are demanding we pay more conveniently forget to pay their taxes. Not only is this hypocritical, it is the height of arrogance.

Every session we see fees (see taxes: a way of raising taxes without using the word taxes) go up.

While the government 'saved' the private sector (see nationalized, government control). Banks wanting to repay the tarp money is told they are going to have to give some shady loans that if a private citizen would do would fall Federal Money Laundering and RICO statues before the government will allow repayment of the 'loans.' John Gotti would be so proud of this operation.

The bailout, the stimulus packages, public education, and every other government program isn't working. The only real cuts that Comrade President wants to do is the same thing that all left-wing extremist want to gut: the military, which just so happens to be the only real thing that the government is SUPPOSED to do. The government is just going to throw more money at education, while cutting a voucher program that helps poor kids in Washington get a better education for less money because the teachers' union doesn't like competition...so much for anti-trust laws. What programs are going to get cuts...none. And because of this we are becoming more and more subservient to those criminals that work in a swamp on the Potomac River.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A New Gun link

In effort to continue to protect the freedom this nation was founded with I'm adding a new link to the gun links: Gun laws Don't work I realize it will drive crazy diane sawyers and Sec nepolitano will sic AG holder on me, but Molon Labe!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

TEA Time


I've never been to a political demonstration, not even a pro-life rally, before today. If it wasn't clear before the election that Comrade President HATES Americans he sure made it more clear with the release of the DHS report on right-wing extremists. I decided I needed to make my voice heard if my government is afraid of me, someone who has NO INTENTION OF BLOWING ANYTHING UP. How sick is it that Comrade President's political career started in a terrorist's living room and he's scared of people that LOVE this country, rather than HATE the U.S., but I guess that's what we get with a commie as a President. We all teased each other about the report at the Tea party, but something is wrong when the government aims to target it's citizens when we want a stronger country, less governmental control, and not to gamble this nation's future away on a system that HAS NEVER worked ANYWHERE in the world.

There was an obama supporter that circled a few times, and some hippie saying we need to not to pay for war funding...I guess he didn't see the DHS report about how dangerous us right-wingers are. With everyone that was there no one threw anything, no cussing, no arrests. It was good to be among other Americans that are worried about the direction of this great nation.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Read my lips...keep government out of my refridgerator

Yahoo.com has a video of some close-to-the-fort-politician that thinks they know better than an individual on how to live saying that if we would raise taxes on pop, it could curb the 'obesity crisis.'


First off, we are told that homosexuality is a legitimate lifestyle choice, why is being fat not a legitimate choice then? Abortion advocates say keep the government out of their wombs, so shouldn't we have the right to keep government out of our refrigerators?
Why is it that liberal solution to EVERYTHING including things that aren't real problems include taking freedom, confiscating funds, and telling you that you don't know what your talking about? THERE IS NO REAL REASON why the government deserves more of my money if I decide to purchase a Mountain Dew before I go out to the range, where I already pay more than just taxes for ammunition.
Here's the thing if the government is really desperate for money QUIT SPENDING. I know that Comrade President's only real cuts are aimed at the only true function that constitution requires the government to do. If we are going to cut the military, heck we might as we cut education because we sure as John Browning designed the best firearms not getting our money's worth if Congress is full of the best and brightest. We have foreigners telling to stay away from socialized medicine, but Comrade President wants it more than anything...which is amazing considering he fought twice to make sure doctors could kill already born children.
The breaking point for people should be when Congressmen "fanny mae" frank says that he has the right to determine what we make. The 90% tax that Congress passed on AIG should terrify ALL AMERICANS. Thomas Paine would be rolling over in his grave if he knew we had elected a Congress that would do it. IF Congress could do it once, they sure as Ann Coulter is hot could do it again.
ENOUGH!! If someone doesn't like what I'm doing well, stay out of the Dakota's just LEAVE ME ALONE.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Midcontenet Cable-The US Congress of home entertainment

Midcontinent Cable's agreement and the local Fox channel end and I'm ticked. The Fox channel is asking for a little more money from Midcontinet for the use of their network. I can understand that, I can understand Midcontinent not wanting to pay more money.

My problem is this, Midcontinent says if they agree to what the local Fox channel is asking that means consumers will have to pay more. Nothing new about passing on business costs, BUT the cable company has raised what they charge EVER YEAR I have had a subscription, and in the last couple years have taken channels from the lower tiers, "necessarily" digitized several channels so you have to rent a box to get those channels in spite of other cable systems in other towns in this state don't have the same "necessity." When I found this out Midcontinent was unresponsive to my complaints...just like the North Dakota delegation to congress.

I called Midcontinent today to enquire how much it would impact me as their customer, the customer service rep couldn't answer my question, in fact NO ONE had the answer. I get that if Midcontinent starts paying more for what we could get with an ariel for one channel they could be enslaved to the other local networks, BUT like Fox's argument they pay ESPN and others what they ask and it cost money to produce and pay the parent company for the shows that they carry.

So, Midcontinent in response to Fox being "unreasonable" purchased a few thousand TV top antenna to give to their customers....probably for more than to actually paying more than if they would just pay Fox what they are demanding.

Midcontinent has run TV comercials with their CEO asking us consumers to call Fox to be 'reasonable.' Something that is disgusting to me, because Midcontinent has been ANYTHING but reasonable with how customers are treated. I would have an easier time buying Midcontinet's contention IF they didn't raise their prices EVERY YEAR and didn't take channels away and could answer how this would impact me as a customer...just like Congressmen frank and Senator dodd.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who needs exercise when...

Sixteen Inches March 30. Where's that dang global warming



Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Maybe Mexico should build a wall on their Guatemalan border

I realize I've written versions of this post before, but after the President's press conference Tuesday I'm compelled to write this again. March 15th The Los Angeles Times had an article about the weaponry that the drugthugs are using in Mexico. The article mentions not only the standard AK-47, which not EVEN THE SEMI-AUTO versions are made in the United States. They were a Warsaw Pact weapon, meaning COMMUNIST. Since Central America had several marxist rebellions during the 1980's the full-auto AK-47's would be in huge supply. They also mentioned the AR-15's, While Gene Stoner designed the AR-15 as a select fire (full-auto/three-round burst/semi-auto) and when adopted by the military became the M-16, the civilian version of the AR-15 is NOT CAPABLE of full-aut0. For civilians in this country to get a select fire M-16 it will run TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS, sign away their Forth Amendment Rights, and go through a background check that makes the NSA phone captures look like getting carded at a bar.
The article mentioned Barrett .50 Cals. Here's the thing the US government either gave or sold the Mexican Government Barretts and M-16's.

There are somethings about the AK-47's that make them an attractive weapon, including they don't jam and they will cost about $500 where as the semi-auto AR-15 will be anywhere between $800-$4000. I have a hard time believing that a druglord would be willing to pay some American $12 grand and I have a hard time believing someone that goes through the long process to get a class three weapon would sell, especially since the batf can check 24-7-365 if the aforementioned weapon is where it is supposed to be. Get a Superior weapon, of higher caliber for $500 or $1000 for a semi-auto rifle...I know what I would do.

Further in the article it talks about how the druglords have gotten their hands on grenades, rocket propelled grenades, and heavy machine guns. EVEN with a Class Three licence an American citizen CANNOT possess an RPG. So, where are these weapons coming from? Again, they are coming from south of Mexico. The President is trying to re-instate the Assault Weapons Ban, but no Assault Rifles were banned last time because they fell under the National Firearms Act of 1934, the only ones that were 'banned' were those that looked like their military cousins. An assault rifle by definition is a select fire rifle with an intermediate round. The first assault rifle was the Sturmgavier 44.

Those of us that complained about what was occurring with ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and the drug war in Mexico were called racists or nativists, so why isn't the President being called a racist now?
I don't know what bugs me more, the fact that this President is willing to subvert our sovereignty (which President Bush did when he didn't do anything when we were worried about the drug war down their three years ago.) or that he is totally misrepresenting the truth or that the media is letting the commie get away with it. Sorry for the rant, but I'm worried about our freedoms and this close-to-the-fort-politician doesn't give a warm bucket of spit about American and demands we give up our freedom.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Keeping our constent companions fed

Michael Bane linked to an ammo finder that gives a link to the cheapest ammo. I have added http://www.ammoengine.com/ to my gun list also.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Democrat Senators from Montana

I have to give a hat tip to the Democrat Senators from Montana for protecting the taxpayer and ammo reloaders. The Outdoor Wire has this:

At about five-thirty yesterday evening, the lengthy feature that was to
have gone in today's editions of both the Outdoor and Shooting Wires was
rendered unnecessary. Normally, that's not a reason for celebration. But this
was no ordinary occurrence. After having spoken with Larry Haynie of Georgia
Arms regarding the Department of Defense decision to require all once-fired
military brass be shredded rather than sold for repurposing to consumers and
domestic agencies, it seemed the set-piece battle over gun ownership was
underway. This morning, there is no discomfort whatsoever to report that the
Department of Defense has been introduced to the idea that unilateral decisions
of this magnitude don't come without consequences. The voice of reason came from
the United States Senators from Montana. More accurately, the voices of reason
came from the Democratic senators from Montana.

Known for pushing ethics
reform, Senator Jon Tester apparently isn't afraid to push for gun owners, too.
Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) a hand on the purse strings gets everyone's
attention - even at the DODAt approximately 4:15 p.m. Eastern yesterday
afternoon, Senators Tester and Baucus of Montana faxed a cosigned letter to the
Department of Defense asking DOD to reverse their new policy requiring
"mutilation" of fired military cartridge brass. At approximately 5:30 p.m.
Eastern our sources tell us, Senator Tester's office received a fax back from
the Defense Department saying the brass destruction policy IS reversed. Already,
websites that coordinate the sale of DOD surplus are beginning to remove the
"Mutilation" requirement from their listings. This only hours after they began
adding the mutilation stipulation. In short, it seems a fax from the Chairman of
the Senate Finance Committee and another Senator had considerable powers of
persuasion. That translates to a win for the law-abiding gun owners of the
United States. It is only appropriate that we recognize the party affiliation of
both these men, because their willingness to go to bat for the ammunition
industry demonstrates that, despite all the indications to the contrary,
Washington is not irrevocably divided down party lines. When it comes to
firearms and Second Amendment rights, it seems party affiliations can still be
disregarded. That is reassuring. Today, firearms owners owe these two gentlemen
a vote of thanks. They didn't wait for an opinion poll, they acted. Still, this
is still no time to relax when it comes to firearms. DOD has seen the light, but
Attorney General Holder and the Justice Department seem determined to try and
convince America the problems with Mexican drug smuggling and the related
violence is due to the ease with which American arms are being purchased here
and smuggled into Mexico. Fortunately, not everyone is sitting still for that
argument. Last week, Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle
Association's Institute for Legislative Action warned a House subcommittee not
to make American gun owners "scapegoats" for the Mexican crisis. "According to
some," Cox said in a prepared statement, "the violence in Mexico is not the
fault of the Mexican drug cartels or their American customers, nor is it the
fault of decades of Mexican government corruption. In their views, the fault
lies with American gun owners." That, Cox continued, "is an outrageous
assertion." But that assertion continues. And last week, three Democratic
lawmakers were quick to notify Attorney General Holder of their "vigorous
opposition" to any new gun restrictions the Obama administration might be
considering. The three lawmakers were Alaska Senator Mark Begich and - you
guessed it - Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester. Despite some ugly times
that will likely lie ahead, it seems it's not too-late to hope for some
non-partisan common sense to be injected into Congress. OK, maybe that's
optimistic, but we'll take this win - and all the support we can muster. Thank
you, Senators Tester and Baucus, for your unhesitating support. Oh yeah - the
following note is up on the Georgia Arms website: "Dear Loyal Customers, Thanks
to your voice, DOD has rescinded the order to mutilate all spent cases as of
4:30 pm on 3/17/09. We appreciate the time and effort that you expended,
together we all made a difference. We will be posting the email we received from
DOD as well as any additional information within the next 12-16 hours. Thanks so
much and lets get to work!!!"
--Jim Shepherd

More evidence obama hates Americans

The AP is reporting:

Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office,
+1-202-406-0887 Cell
WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply
disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to
discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment
of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and
injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private
insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such
cases.
"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President
intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K.
Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million
by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and
government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."
The
Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This
reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who
shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent
members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance
companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support
any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected
disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of
America's veterans!"
Commander Rehbein was among a group of senior officials
from veterans service organizations joining the President, White House Chief of
Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Steven
Kosiak, the overseer of defense spending at the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB). The group's early afternoon conversation at The White House was
precipitated by a letter of protest presented to the President earlier this
month. The letter, co-signed by Commander Rehbein and the heads of ten colleague
organizations, read, in part, " There is simply no logical explanation for
billing a veteran's personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility
to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right
now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have
already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable."
Commander Rehbein reiterated points made last week in testimony to both
House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. It was stated then that The
American Legion believes that the reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with
the mandate that VA treat service-connected injuries and disabilities given that
the United States government sends members of the armed forces into harm's way,
and not private insurance companies. The proposed requirement for these
companies to reimburse the VA would not only be unfair, says the Legion, but
would have an adverse impact on service-connected disabled veterans and their
families. The Legion argues that, depending on the severity of the medical
conditions involved, maximum insurance coverage limits could be reached through
treatment of the veteran's condition alone. That would leave the rest of the
family without health care benefits. The Legion also points out that many health
insurance companies require deductibles to be paid before any benefits are
covered. Additionally, the Legion is concerned that private insurance premiums
would be elevated to cover service-connected disabled veterans and their
families, especially if the veterans are self-employed or employed in small
businesses unable to negotiate more favorable across-the-board insurance policy
pricing. The American Legion also believes that some employers, especially small
businesses, would be reluctant to hire veterans with service-connected
disabilities due to the negative impact their employment might have on obtaining
and financing company health care benefits.
"I got the distinct impression
that the only hope of this plan not being enacted," said Commander Rehbein, "is
for an alternative plan to be developed that would generate the desired
$540-million in revenue. The American Legion has long advocated for Medicare
reimbursement to VA for the treatment of veterans. This, we believe, would more
easily meet the President's financial goal. We will present that idea in an
anticipated conference call with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in the
near future.
"I only hope the administration will really listen to us then.
This matter has far more serious ramifications than the President is imagining,"
concluded the Commander.
SOURCE The American Legion

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Will health care access shrink under Pres obama

The Freedom of choice act would cause health care workers to violate their moral conscious. The St. Louis Today has an article announcing that Catholic Bishops are threatening closing Catholic hospital rather than allow abortions to be done. The article mentions the 11 hospitals in the St. Louis area the Catholic Church might close because of the act.

The President keeps saying health care is a priority, but his voting record shows he would rather see dead children than healthy people.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

What's new about that?

As I was waiting in the doctor's office to find out I lost 90 lbs, (sorry I'm just thrilled) the Today show had a story about how people are foregoing day care and having the grandparents watch their kids....While the Today Show isn't a true news show, not that the New York Times is really a newspaper either, it is nothing new. Grandparents have watched the Grand kids since Seth had Adam and Eve watch them when he went out hunting.

The story was geared to see how bad the economy is, Grandma and Grandpa have to watch the rug rats. Look, I grew up with kids that even during good economic times Grandma watched the kids.

I realize the economy is bad, but I'm sick of stupid stories that really aren't news that point to the only conclusion: the tax payer has to pick up the bill for someone else's brat.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Star Spangled Banner like you never heard it

I found this on Vidder.com. It is THE greatest retelling of the events that Francis Scott Key witnessed at Ft. McHenry. If you are a Patriot that loves this country, loves freedom, and are concerned about the full-blown assault on freedom you cannot help but be moved to tears with this presentation

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I have to admit, every so often Senator Dorgan is right

I have had several issues with Senator Dorgan, but as a matter of principle I have to give credit to him when I find out he does a good thing. While the article is over ten years old now, it also makes my beloved sister a part of Congressional history. During debate on lowering the Blood Alcohol Content in 1998 the Senator read part of a letter my sister sent him about the wreck that LES LEMM caused in 1996.

So, thank you Senator Dorgan.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."


--Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book, 1774-1776

Friday, February 06, 2009

Government Provided health care

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ SENATOR BYRON
DORGAN IS CHAIRING A HEARING TODAY IN WASHINGTON ON THE INDIAN HEALTH CARE
SYSTEM.


DORGAN SAYS STANDING ROCK SIOUX CHAIRMAN RON HIS
HORSE IS THUNDER IS SCHEDULED TO BE AMONG THOSE TESTIFYING.


DORGAN SAYS ESTIMATES SHOW THE FEDERAL INDIAN
HEALTH SERVICE IS FUNDED AT ABOUT 52 PERCENT OF WHAT'S NEEDED. HE SAYS INDIANS


HAVE SHORTER LIFE EXPECTANCIES THAN THE REST OF THE U.S.
POPULATION.



If this is how bad government provided health care is now, what happens under socialized health care?

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I've been convinced I'm wrong...I'm going to become a Democrat

There are some Democrats that have done somethings that convince even the most ardent conservative to start to vote for them There leadership has shaken my very base of belief and after much soulsearching I have decided I have no choice but become a Democrat.

First Charlie Rangle didn't report $75,000, then Secutary Gutnier forgot to pay taxes for several years, and now Tom Dashel $120,000 including fail to report a borrowed chauffer. The most surprising thing is after Vice President Biden saying that it is patriotic to pay taxes doesn't seam fazed by their financial treason.

So, since I don't like all the social spending and it seams if you are a Democrat you don't have to pay taxes, I am here now declaring I AM A DEMOCRAT.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

If you make public policy you should know what you are talking about

If I don't know something I'll talk to people who know what they are talking about, open a book, and I have nothing to do with public policy. I just can't believe people that are involved with public policy, who can take away civil rights, make no effort to do this, or at very least have reasonable reasons for their positions.

The NRA has an article that tells about total misstatement about semi-auto rifles firing 700 rounds a minute. A full-auto is capable, presuming that it is belt-fed. A collapsible stock doesn't make something more concealable, and just because a rifle has a pistol grip doesn't mean it is hip fired.

The boom in AR platform (the AR stands for Armalite, not assault rifle) has led to development into hunting calibers from .243 (deer) to .50 Beowolf (Wildboar). Semi-auto rifles and shotguns have been used in hunting since the begin of the 20th Century. Again we are dealing with over a 100 year old Technology.

There is nothing more disgusting than a politician that is willingly being dishonest and willingly being ignorant.

Friday, January 30, 2009

The next best thing to hunting

My Mom's Husband's daughter posted a Twitter about about a WildBoar Cam. Obviously, it's in Europe but is fasinating watching the animals rooting around for food. Shoot, I miss the Anderson farm.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Birthday of the single most important person that provided for this country safe





John Moses Browning was the most famous and competent gunmaker the world has
ever known. He was the son of Jonathan Browning, himself a highly competent
gunsmith, and Elizabeth Clark.
John Moses was born January 23, 1855 in
Ogden, Utah, U.S.A., where his father settled after the Mormon Exodus of 1847.
It was in his father's shop that John Moses first learned the art and secrets of
gunsmithing.
John Moses, however, was much more than a gunsmith in the sense
that he was much more interested in designing and building new, innovative,
firearms than repairing broken ones. His first creation was a single shot rifle
he built at the age of 14 for his brother, Matt.
1879 was an eventful year
for the Browings. Jonathan Browning died on June 21 and, soon thereafter, John
Moses and his brothers started their own shop. There they first used steam
powered tools, tools that were originally foot-powered but were converted by
John Moses to get power from a steam engine. That year also saw John Moses marry
Rachel Teresa Child, and his receipt of
his first gun patent (
No. 220.271) for the Breech-Loading Single Shot Rifle.
John
and his brothers began producing this rifle in their Ogden shop but customer
demand soon exceeded their shop's production capacity. They were unable to
expand the "Browning Gun Factory," as their shop was called, because they lacked
the capital required for expansion and didn't have a well established
distribution channel to market their products. One has to note here that
although John Moses Browning was very satisfied with the sales of his guns he
was also very unhappy that the production chores and the daily work prohibited
him from working on his new ideas.
A salesman for the Winchester Repeating
Arms Company named Andrew McAusland happened to see one of John's Single Shot
rifles in 1883. McAusland immediately bought one and sent it to Winchester's
headquarters. The gun drew Winchester's interest and T. G. Bennet, Winchester's
vice president and general manager, went to Ogden to buy the rights to
Browning's gun. When Bennet arrived in Ogden, it didn't take long for the men to
agree on the sale and Winchester paid John Moses $8,000 for the rights to
produce the gun. The agreement was beneficial to both parties. Winchester was
happy because they turned competitor into a benefactor, plus they added an
excellent rifle to their product line. John Moses was equally happy because the
money from the sale and the ensuing relationship with Winchester allowed him to
concentrate on inventing things instead of manufacturing them.
From 1883
until 1902, John Moses Browning designed several firearms for Winchester. Some
of them reached production status while others were never produced. They all,
however, were ingenious and innovative designs. In addition to that first Single
Shot Rifle, other guns that John Moses designed and which became best sellers
were: Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Repeating Rifle, Model 1887 Lever
Action Repeating Shotgun, Model 1897 Pump Action Shotgun, Model 1894 Lever
Action Repeating Rifle, Model 1895 Lever Action Repeating Rifle, etc.
At the
same time, John Moses was also working on another of his ingenious ideas. He
wanted to invent an automatic shotgun that would use the expanding gases of a
fired shell to recock the gun and make it ready for the next shot. John got this
idea while watching a friend of his, Will Wright, shoot his Browning-made rifle.
A clump of weeds just in front of the firing line bent with the muzzle blast.
This gave John the idea of using the gases for something productive like cocking
the gun. He designed a
testing gun with
which he tested his ideas.
When the testing validated his theory, John
applied the principle on three different guns: two machine-guns and a
repeating shotgun. His machine-guns, the
first fully automatic guns which used expanding gases for cycling, were later
sold to Colt and the U.S. Government and served the U.S. Armed Forces through
three wars. One was
Colt Model 1895
Peacemaker
machine-gun, while the other was the famous Browning Automatic Rifle, affectionately
called BAR by GI's. Browning's
machine-guns are still used by US and other
armies around the world.
The repeating shotgun that John invented was the
primary reason for the break between Browning and Winchester. When Winchester
denied production of this gun, John Moses, packed a sample of his shotgun into
his luggage, crossed the Atlantic, and negotiated an agreement for Fabrique
National de Belgique (FN) to produce his gun. FN was then a young company in
dire need of products to produce. Browning's automatic shotgun revolutionized
the hunting market. This same shotgun was later produced in U.S.A. by Remington,
as their Model 11. Still later, variants of this shotgun were produced by almost
all of the large shotgun manufacturers, including Savage, Franchi, and Breda.
John M. Browning was usually working on more than one project at one time.
He started working on automatic pistols before 1900. He was the first to invent
the slide which encloses the barrel and the firing mechanism of a pistol.
Pistols of his invention were produced by both FN and Colt and they range from
baby .25 caliber pistols to the .45
Government Model. The first automatic pistol designed by Browning was produced
by FN as FN's .32 caliber Model 1900. The most famous pistols of John's design,
however, were Colt's .45 ACP M1911 Government Model and FN's Browning High-Power
Model P-35 in 9mm Parabellum. A highly decorated sample of P-35, is shown at
left, while a contemporary version customized by Wayne Novak can be found
here.
John Moses Browning passed away in
Liege, Belgium, the day after Thanksgiving, 1926. He died of heart failure while
in his son Val's office at the FN factory. It was the last day on earth for this
ingenious person who invented more firearms than any other gunmaker in the
history of the world.
This medallion was produced by FN to honor the great
gunmaker.




Another note: Our troops are still using the M-2 .50 that entered production in 1932. The venerable M1911, developed in 1905-adopted in, well, 1911. Our Special Forces, some Sheriffs Departments, and private citizens are still carrying this pistol.
An inventor like this deserves his own holiday

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

President obama

The liberals said after President Bush was elected that he wasn't their President. I won't take that position. President obama is my President, even though I am diametrically opposed to 99% of what he espouses. I am an anti-socialist of every variation from the national socialist to communists. I DO NOT believe more government is better. The more taxes there are only subjugates...it doesn't free citizens. In spite of liking President Bush and supporting him in spite of some issues I opposed him on, the greatest disappointment I had in him was the last year where government nationalized businesses...leaving this country open to become a socialist country.

The benefit of doubt I gave President obama died the day he made it clear he loathes the constitution with his bitter comments about those of us that look to the Almighty and take our own safety in our own hands. If you go back into the blog you can see a clear shift.

The only support I can give President obama is prayer for him to have wisdom.

I can name six things off the top of my head I hope he fails in attaining:

  1. Socialized medicine.
  2. The Fairness Doctrine-nothing but silencing dissent. When the left opposed the Iraq War we heard dissent was the greatest form of Patriotism, but now the left wants to silence the right.
  3. Gun control/and or ammunition control.
  4. Talking to hamas, iran, and those that would strap on bombs to kill women and children.
  5. Destroying the coal industry. Electricity has to be produced somehow if not coal then we need more hydro-electric plants.
  6. Anything to fight global warming. The last two years point to global cooling.

I hope I'm wrong about the President, but with the choice of eric holder as his Attorney General it only underscores his bitter comments even more...and scares the living daylights out of me.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

So why can't we critizise again?

I have a buddy that doesn't like conservatives because 'we don't have any new ideas.' I guess I can understand that if conservatives trusted government to efficiently wipe everyone's noses, but we don't. Truth be told I don't trust The Almighty for my safety totally, so being intellectually honest there is no way I can conceivably trust some close-to-the-fort-politician with my freedoms, security, or money.

So, when I see the charlie rangle democrat New York hadn't paid taxes on property he has had for years, all the while sitting on the committee that is responsible to confiscate my hard earned money...anger is an understatement.

And now Senator barry has nominated a guy that is supposed to be a financial genius who somehow forgot to pay taxes FOR YEARS. I get that he has made amends, but us normal people would be in prison for tax evasion. I just have to ask: Do democrats really have a hard time paying taxes? They expect everyone else to do it, but it is the height of arrogance to NOT pay taxes and demand others pay more.

This guys nomination should be yanked. Screw change...arrest the criminals.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Violating my beliefs

The week before Christmas I had a gastric surgery. I had tried to figure out how to get out of it more ways than I can think of, but I did it violating most of my beliefs in the process. I have friends that were sure I was going to chicken out at the last minute...the truth be told I did. Just not the way they think. I keep hearing people saying that this is such a great thing, but let's think about it for a second.

Back in the 1950's lobotomies were performed on the mentally ill. Now days we say how inhuman it was to brutalize them just because they don't fit the 'social norm.' The surgery I had took 85% of my stomach. I have a 'friend' that ceased wanting to be around me because I let myself get fat (my fault I got fat, don't blame anyone but me) he was the loudest proponent because I didn't fit the 'social norm.' The dietitian asked if I was happy I had the surgery. I didn't know how to explain to her I think I made a mistake, but it doesn't help I think she's an idiot.

This is the first time I succumbed to peer pressure and I guess I did it in a huge way to allow my stomach to be butchered. I realize that I needed to do something about my weight, but I'm sickened about how I sold out my beliefs, just because I couldn't figure out how to get out of the path I was heading down.

I'll grant that in the three short weeks I've lost weight and am more active, but at what cost?