Friday, April 30, 2010

I BELIEVE...


"...The national ID program would be titled the BELIEVE System, [Biometric Enrollment, Locally-stored Information, and Electronic Verification of Employment]. ..."
"...But Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who has worked on the proposal and helped unveil it at a press conference Thursday, predicted the public has become more comfortable with the idea of a national identification card. “The biometric identification card is a critical element here,” Durbin said. “For a long time it was resisted by many groups but now we live in a world where we take off our shoes at the airport and pull out our identification..."

For once, I agree with the ACLU. I already have a national I.D. card: it's called a Birth Certificate (which the esteemed Dark Lord obviously does not). If Dickhead Durbin thinks he's going to make me carry another, he's got a big rude awakening coming.
It's not due to religious beliefs about the "mark of the Beast" that I object to this idea: the "mark" is on the forehead or the hand, not in a wallet and subject to loss.
What I object to is more encroachment upon my liberty, controlled more by an illegal government system.
All such an identification system will do is brand the millions of sheeple who agree with the Dark Lord and drive millions of others underground.
If Durbin, et al, are concerned with the wetback situation, then they can do more to protect our borders and enforcing the laws already on the books- such as Arizona is doing.
Speaking of Arizona: why the hell are Arizona, California, Illinois, or any other state, allowing illegals to stand in front of their capitol buildings, or any building, and protest our laws? Only Americans have the right to protest our government on our own soil.
These wetback shitheads have no Constitutional rights to anything, don't support the Constitution or agree with our laws in the first place. If they did, they'd not be here illegally, so screw them. What every state should do is round up these protesters, check every one for a birth certificate, and ship any without an American B-C to jail, in Guantanamo. Let them protest there. (Of course, I'd love to send all the "American" protesters to Guantanamo with them, but that's not the American Way.
"...Angela Kelley, vice president of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank, said the biometric identification provision “will give some people pause.” But she applauded Democrats for not shying away from the toughest issues in the immigration reform debate..."
But they are shying away from the "toughest issue", which is sending these wetbacks back across the borders. (Let me explain "wetback" for you in my terms: a "wetback" is any person who crosses the borders illegally, not just Mexicans, though the term originated with them and the migrant workers. There are Canadian wetbacks, French and Iraqi and German and... ad nausea "wetbacks"- and they all make me nauseous. So there is no "profiling" going on with any law regarding "illegal immigrants" except for checking their identification, then locking them up.)
...“We’re making a commitment to establishing a framework to work toward comprehensive immigration reform, and I think it’s a good framework and now we’re engaging our friends on the other side of the aisle to join us in this conversation,” Durbin said..."
This country doesn't need "immigration reform". What it needs is law enforcement officers and courts willing to enforce the laws already on the books.
Enough already... this shit's giving me a headache on top of my hangover.
Bless God, God bless.

Shy III

Thursday, April 22, 2010

the Moral is...

Ummmm... didja hear about...
The Woman Marine Pilot?

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories.
There were all the regular types of stuff: spilled milk and pennies saved. Then it was Janie's turn.
“Janie, do you have a story to share?'
''Yes ma'am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife.
She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn't break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops.
She shot 15 of them with the pistol (that's a big clip!), until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands.
''Good Heavens,' said the horrified teacher. 'What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?
"Stay away from Mommy when she's been drinking."

Thus endeth today's sermon...
Bless God, God bless.
Shy III

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Solo Training...

John McCreery - Suarez International Staff

First, let me discuss what I mean by solo training. I'm defining solo training as someone who took a class/seminar and is working the skill set. They may have started with a video and found that they were not getting some of the intricacies of how the skills flow. So, they make the jump and get the training. Here they will hone what they learned in the video and take it to a deeper understanding. The small things that may not come through on the video come alive when you are there practicing timing, distance and pressure. On the flip side, the video is a great way to refresh after a course. Sometimes we get caught up and only really pick up a few nuggets while in class. A quick review of a video will trigger things you may have almost forgotten by the time you get home.

Here are a few examples from my own experiences in the last few years of how working with someone can make a difference in the efficiency of the learning curve. First, Richard Coplin worked me through a Murphy T-shirt drill. With out his guidance and working the small details, I probably would have destroyed half of my wardrobe and spent countless repetitions and ammo flailing about trying to figure out how to best work though this wardrobe malfunction. Second, a small adjustment to my understanding of how to use a live hand from Mike Janich to sweep an arm through when you are caught inside. I'd seen it, practiced it on my own solo but, did not have true understanding until working it with someone live. I've also experienced these eye opening moments from Tom Sotis, Roger Phillips and Gabe over the last few years.

Self taught would be how I would describe much of my early "combat shooting." I see a lot of it when I'm at the range now. People who want to buy a gun and go out and just fling lead until they hit something. I was mediocre at best and like many, was willing to settle at that. Later as I discovered videos and other people who had skills I wanted to emulate, my understanding and skill set began to grow by leaps and bounds. Do I still try to be self taught? At times, yes. But, to become truly efficient, I find spending time with someone who understands more makes me better.

Being self taught is better than doing nothing at all. Start with the video. Find some friends who want learn and spend time with them. Watch the video all the way through. Go back and freeze frame and move it forward slowly to get the footwork or body mechanics. Then, get off the couch and do something. Try out the new stuff.

Intensity and Visualization

Situations will arise which are not of your own choosing.
You must be fully prepared to meet them with confidence.
No matter what they may be..." Leonard Hector Grant-Taylor

How do you build confidence and know you can handle whatever threat might turn your day upside down? Practice! Too simple right? Part of the practice should be as hard and intense as you can make it.

Solo practice

Many times our friends, families and training partners are just not available to practice so we have to do some solo training. Katas? Kinda. The trap many people fall into with kata and solo training is lack of intensity and visualization. We just walk through the steps. We give no thought to what we are actually trying to accomplish. It's just a bunch of moves that we do because we were told to do them. Some of our skill sets allow us to train with better visualization and intensity because we know the goal of our training is to destroy our foe. Come on John, how do you solo train with intensity? Ever looked at photos of Gabe when he is teaching and training. You would have a hard time telling there wasn't someone there he truly disliked and had intent on killing.

Firearms

Your visualization and intensity should include shooting at life like targets. Sure, bullseyes will let you work on the perfectly pinpointed shot; but, will it help you move past the mental barrier of drilling a human being between the eyes when the need arises? Will you be so ingrained with the idea of shooting little circles that you loose focus because there is no X to focus on in the center of mass?

Visualization can be used in live fire or dry fire. Either way picture yourself winning. Make yourself angry. Get primal. These people are here to kill you and rape your child/wife/girlfriend! Still willing to walk through your training?

Yes, basics come first. You must learn the techniques/mechanics. Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. But, if you stop there you will never realize your full potential. Now do it as fast and angry as you can. Work some over-speed training into it. Now you are angry/intense and fast. Cold War Scout generously shared an article with me on visualization (NAME OF BOOK) It uses the term "Crisis Rehearsal." It discussed how visualization can be like a small movie in your head. This is similar to how athletes use visualization to walk through a course or plays etc. They cited an example of a Vietnam POW that played 36 holes of golf in his head everyday while in captivity. He played better after his return than before he left.

From the article:

Visualization and mental practice allows you to

  1. Over learn tactics and techniques so they become second nature
  2. By familiarizing yourself with the look and feel of a crisis situation, it diffuses the impact of the stress-shock phenomena. And
  3. it imprints learned response patterns on your system so that under pressure they guide your physical reactions instantly and successfully without conscious thought.

Practice multiple scenarios with the outcome of you always winning. Visual the perfect draw stroke, the perfect index of the gun, how the recoil feels, ingrain it into your mind.

Visualization is not a substitute for practice and role playing or force on force. It is will supplement it and put you ahead of someone who finds themselves in the middle of a stressful situation with no prior practice.

Knife and H@H

These skills cross over to knife and empty hand as well. Walking through techniques and mechanics will work the same. Use the same targets as mentioned above to give you a visual target to work angles etc. Now do it fast with intensity. Get the basics down and move on to working strikes on bags, training dummies etc. Go as hard as you can. As Mike Janich said, "Careful, this might feel like exercise." Again, solo training with visualization will not replace working on a resistant opponent that will change distances, speed and timing but, it will help you be better at it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Recieved in Email

One of my nephews is on the ball and usually finds time to write his tired old uncle about life in his neck of the woods. Here's a prime example...

Ralph, My neighbor is a "lefty" of sorts (Obama bumper stickers, gung-ho socialized medicine, "guns should be banned", etc.). So last week I put this sign up in my yard after one of his anti-gun rants at a neighborhood cocktail party. The sign wasn't up more than an hour before he called the police and wanted them to make me take down the sign. Fortunately, the officer politely informed him that it was not their job to take such action without a court order and that he had to file a complaint "downtown" first, which would be reviewed by the city attorney to see if it violated any city, county, or state ordinances, which if there was a violation a court order would be sent to the offending party (me) to "remove the sign in seven days". After several weeks he was informed that the sign was legal (by a quarter of an inch) and there was nothing the city could do, which obviously made him madder. I tried to smooth things over by inviting him to go shooting with me and my friends at the hunt club but that seemed to make him even more angry. I then asked him if he wanted to go to a Tea Party rally but again he declined my outreach efforts to bring about a better understanding between political and social opponents. I am at a loss how to reconcile our long relationship (notice I did not say friendship), any suggestions would be welcomed.Anyway, that's life in our neck of the woods, how's about yours?




Friday, April 16, 2010

Spirit of '76, Part Two: Commentary

"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
234 years in the making, Patriots from every part of the United States of America gathered in hundreds of rallies to do more than make a statement of remembrance for what our ancestors did.
We re-lived their actions.
The expression is, "History repeats itself."
And that is what happened yesterday. History repeated itself. The original Tea Party was a protest of a burdensome, undesired and undeserved tax imposed by a tyrannical king unwilling to listen to the voice of his subjects.
In Duluth alone more than a thousand gathered to protest the unjust laws being enacted by an uncaring and not-listening gang of representatives. Nation wide there were an estimated 5 million or more.
As did King George those many years ago, King Hussein Obama chose to not listen to the voices of the People.
"Obama skips out on boisterous rally" reads the WaPo headline... but we know better. He didn't 'skip'. Like the coward he is, he ran out of town on the pretext of chatting with NASA 'employees'- none of whom were present at the fund-raiser dinner.
"...Among the thousands of "tea party" protesters that gathered Thursday at Freedom Plaza, a stone's throw from the White House, were dozens of signs directed at President Obama, some demanding "Listen To Me!" others asking "Why Can't You Hear Us?"..."
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/16/obama-skips-out-on-boisterous-tea-party/

We know why he couldn't hear us. Our desires do not fit his agenda of creating a nation of servants to his whim.
Now we will see if anyone else listens. Should the PTB in D.C. choose not to...
History repeats itself.
There are detractors of the new Tea Parties. A media that denigrates and marginalizes the people. Tories, subservient and boot-licking to the king, threaten and disrupt the rallies. Politicians in a government who turn deaf ears to the real needs of their employers, treat them like field hands, and worse- ignore them.
Only a fool or someone totally blind and ignorant of what Life is about would choose to allow the history of this nation of Freedom, Peace loving citizens to repeat itself.
"Good morning, Lord. Thank You for giving me one more day to get it right. Today is Friday, April 16, 1776..."
And a shock went through me, my morning ritual of greeting the day, jolting me totally awake as I realized what I'd just said. My next thought was wonder if that is something spoken by John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, or John Q Public, this day 234 years ago.
Did they also awaken the day after their Tea Party and thank God for giving them "one more day to get it right", hoping in their heart that King George would listen?
Did they arise, unshutter their window to look upon a bright morning, hear the bird-song and watch the cool breeze wave the branches of the leafless forest about them, thinking of the duty this day brought? The plowing, the seeding, the cleaning of harness and tools, of feeding their livestock, providing for their own.
Did they wonder what kind of news this day would bring about their actions of the previous day? What would the effect be when the King heard the news?
Did they look to the rifle and powder horn, the bag of round balls hanging above the mantle and say a silent prayer that those tools would not be necessary today?
Did they sip their morning tea in fearful thought of what they'd done- all the while hoping common sense and calm heads would prevail?
Despite it all, did they steel their nerve, resolve to see this issue through to the end, regardless the personal cost, knowing this was not for themselves, but for those soft, joyous faces of the children still sleeping in the rooms above? Knowing it was for those they did not yet know but dreamt of one day bouncing on their knee, of tickling under the chin, of holding close and telling them he loved them. Did they shake their head and rebuke the devils of war invading their thoughts?
Did they wonder about those neighbors who derided and discounted and ridiculed them their actions, their beliefs, their desires to be free, to just be heard by those in power?
Did they wonder upon which of those neighbors could they depend when the moments came to act upon the declaration they'd made yesterday? Could those who agreed in principle yet stood on the sidelines be counted upon to help carry the burden that could soon be thrust upon them all?

In conclusion to yesterday's lakeside event, all who'd served in uniform to this great country were asked to organize to the side of the field. As we stood- nearly one third the attendance, about 400 men and women- in haphazard formation, Lee Greenwood's song "God Bless the U.S.A." was played.
"...I'll gladly stand up next to you and defend Her still today..."
These were men we knew we could count upon because they were there, made their intentions clear, unequivocal. These were men who had already loaded and primed their rifles, had sharpened their knives. Men who knew the taste of fear and the smell of gunpowder and blood upon their hands, who'd seen brothers fall beside them and knew the finality of death's action to life. These were men who'd answered the questions in no uncertain terms, knew the consequences that could come because of their beliefs, their love of country, but most, for love of their family.
These were men with teary eyes worthy of standing beside.
These were Patriots.
Bless God, God bless us in that history need not repeat itself to keep us free.

Shy III

Spirit of '76- Part One: Pix

With the Headwaters of the Great Lakes as backdrop, area Patriots met in Duluth to make our voices heard on Taxation Without Representation.
Patrick Henry greeted attendees.


What it was about and who was in attendance.

There were more flags than "protest signs", which actually worked better because of the 20mph wind coming off the bay.

Usually reserved people listened attentively to the speakers state our aims and goals, the desires of all who came.

Although an anti-abortion message, this flag has a double-entendre in telling who is now charged with paying the bills this country has amassed.

Who this rally really represents.
As usual, click pix to see larger size. In part two will be my thoughts on the Tea Party Rally.
Bless God, God bless.
Shy III






Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Really? What "election"?


I really do just absolutely have to ask this question...

"Just what makes anyone think there's actually going to be an election in November?"

First, a dyed-in-the-wool Communist moves to the White House. (No: I refuse to say "he" was "elected".)

Then he appoints nothing but baby killing One-World Gaia worshippers to every office he possibly can. And these same people condemn and marginalize and besmirch honest, real Americans as being terrorists and criminal in their actions.

Next this Communist is running around the world telling people who suck their existence from our tit that we are a bane to the world, are not worth the time of day.

Through threats, blackmail, bribery and outright lies, he gets control of the largest businesses in the world as well as shivving a forced-to-purchase non-insurance insurance program upon only real Americans- Muslim and illegals need not purchase, just receive. To really frost the cake, his minions create a situation where everyone gets to pay doctors to abort the children and euthanize the elderly.

And not a whimper from any American about all of this. (If there was, it sure didn't make enough noise to make the news on any but "conservative talk radio".)

(Okay: I'm being facetious there: I know we made a hell of an uproar, but no one heard. Kind of like the tree falling in the forest when no one is around to hear it fall: did it make a sound? My point here is really that "we allowed the MSM to make our issues "non-issues", therefore, "we did not make a whimper" over any of these issues.)

And now people are crying because we're losing more and more rights to the "PTB".

Why? Why are we whining and talking about "wait till the next election"?

"...A California Democrat is proposing a new law requiring residents to register their shotguns and rifles or go to jail, CBSNews.com has learned..." http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504383_162-20001885-504383.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody


This is going to pass. I don't care what Californians do or say, it's going to pass. Why?

Because the MSM isn't going to do anything to help anyone stop it, even if they inform (or wanted to) California residents. Their first, and last, response is going to be, "Good for California children. We'll finally get the criminals disarmed." And every Californian is going to swallow it hook, line and sinker because "it's for the children". (And every wet-back in California is going to dig out more ammunition and lock and load.)

Why?

Because no one has stepped up and "read them their rights". They have no fear, no dread of "losing their jobs" or "wait till the next election". No one has taken the media to task- and I'm not talking about a letter writing or Email campaign or making snide comments on the news site. (Read the comments to the article.)

Someone in California has to step up to the plate and unequivocally show the MSM what their responsibilities truly are.

Here I am pointing fingers at Californians.

I won't apologize, but am going to say that Californians are not the only ones to blame. Though "what begins in California becomes the norm nationwide" is quite possibly true, it is no excuse to wait for something to start (in California) before it spreads.

We The People need to get off our knees- the time for praying for change was before it became law- and start acting.

We The People need to let the MSM and politicians know in no uncertain terms that we are fed up to the gills with the un-American activities they promulgate.

It's time to take the battle to the enemy.

Bless God, God bless.

Shy III




The Mediocrity Man...

From the Gabe Suarez 4.7.10 Newsletter...
I want to introduce you to a hypothetical man named John Smith. John Smith is a private citizen. That means that he is not hampered by political directives or policies at federal, state or local levels. But John thinks he is "just a civilian". John has sought mediocrity his entire life. John was bred to be mediocre from the time he was enrolled in first grade. It is what he was trained for since birth....don't make waves...be a nice guy...you can't do this...you can't do that...do as you are told and be a good mediocre civilian citizen.
Then John realized he'd better buy a pistol and carry it because his neighbor was robbed, beaten, raped or brutalized, and the police did not come in time for anything but the report. Being a father and a husband, he did have a glimmering of the understanding of responsability.
So he went to the local gunstore and allowed the patronizing oversized cigar-smoking salesman to talk him into buying a double action only Smith and Wesson because it had several safeties and a real heavy and long trigger pull. "It is great for a mediocrity-seeking civilian like you John", announced the salesman as he wiped doughnut juice on his dingy Local Police Revolver Club t-shirt.
John asked about the Glocks and XDs and M&Ps that looked so modern and cool, and about how many bullets the clip held.
"Oh no...those are for professionals son....you are a civilian...you don't need anything like that. And why do you need more than seven rounds son. You're not gonna go commando on us are you?". Being a mediocrity seeker, and not wanting to be guilty of the sin of arguing, John blushed and chuckled nervously. He bought the Smith and Wesson and went home. He did go to a free handgun clinic at the local range taught by an ex-security guard after he passed his CCW class. But all the guy talked about was how he would get sued if he ever shot anyone so not to shoot anyone. John went to that range a couple of times and shot one round per second like a good mediocre citizen.
Someone told him about more comprehensive classes teaching gunfighting, but John laughed nervously again. Shaking his head he told himself, I am not a gunfighter...I am just a civilian...what do I need to do with gunfighting?" He was a civilian and did not need to go to one of those "commando schools", or learn how to kill like that crazy ad said. He didn't like carrying a gun in the first place and was beginning to convince himself to just leave it at home. That is what his wife would want even though she had allowed him to buy the gun in the first place.
So John went on with his life doing his best to avoid bad things, bad places and bad people. But one day, as much as he tried, as much as anyone tries, trouble came to him. He found himself at church when some crazy terrorist decided today was going to be Judgement Day. After shooting the pastor in the head, he began shooting people in the crowd. The congregation was also full of mediocrity seekers, and those that did not get shot outright, ran away like properly conditioned civilians are trained to do.
But John was torn about running with the rest of the herd, or fighting. He drew his pistol and tried to aim it but it felt strange in his hands....after all civilians did not need to train like Delta Force so John had spent his free time playing tennis and watching television instead. He wondered if he was ready to do what he was thinking of doing. At that moment a round from the terrorist caught his frozen wife right in the face and dropped her dead at his feet. As he turned open-mouthed, to see her die, three rounds hit him in the chest, two piercing his heart.....and the last thought that he had before he faded into blissfull unconscious death was,
"......but I am just a civilian
".
If that is what you seek for yourself, do not let us interfere with your quest for mediocrity. But if that is not what you want, we can help you to be the best warrior you can be.

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Jokester's Butt...



Recieved in Email this afternoon... (Thanks, J.)
Even Hollywood and TV "Comedians" are finally seeing through the Dark Lord...will the MSM join the band wagon? (We can only hope- but don't hold your breath.)

TV comedians are increasing their Obama jokes as he falls further out of favor...

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree . . . and think 25 to life would be appropriate. (Leno)

America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask. (Leno)

Q: Have you heard about McDonald's' new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it. (Conan O'Brien)

Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser. ( Leno)

Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners. (Letterman)

Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean, and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America! (Fallon)
Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers. (Kimmel)
Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for clunkers" program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. (Letterman)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Leaving a mark...

How to make friends and influence people. Mike Vanderboegh is today's Champion of the art. For proof, go here... http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2010/04/we-are-everywhere-call-for-all-sons-of.html

Read, comment, think about it... then find the spray paint and magic markers and... let them know your displeasure. Show what "Affirmative Action" really should be.

Bless God, God bless.

Shy III