Friday, November 12, 2004

I attended a meeting yesterday with Gordon Dillow as one of the guest speakers. I really enjoy his column in the OC Register, I'm glad he's back. He quit his job earlier to go to Iraq as a freelancer with the Marines he went with the first time. It's so amazing to hear how things are over there and what our Military goes through on a daily basis. He told us how our Marines risked their lives to help save the lives of Iraqis attacked by their own people. How sad. Gordon pointed out that the media doesn't cover the good stuff going on over there because it's not what the media gravitates to. The media doesn't cover planes that don't crash. I guess that makes some sense, just wish they could do more stories on all the good we are doing there.

The other speaker was Congressman Gary Miller from the 42nd District. He made me laugh talking about how the IRS audited all the returns the first year they were in business when paying taxes was actually voluntarily. Figures. Anyway, he went on to point out that we cut down something like 350,000 trees a year to print up the tax forms because they've become so elaborate. That should upset the environmentalists! He also talked about how difficult it is to provide enough affordable housing in this state because of the environmentalists. He made an excellent argument about safe guarding some of these endangered species. Why should we bother saving a kangaroo rat that is too stupid to save itself? Apparently they live in a wash basin that drowns them when it rains and they're too stupid to go live somewhere else. Which means that developers end up spending millions of dollars protecting the dumb rats habitat instead of building affordable housing. I heard on the news the other day that a housing development was put on hold while Fish & Gaming where determining whether a dead fish they found there was a protected species or not. Give me a break............. it's dead........ it's a fish. Anyway, even though I had never heard of Congressman Miller before I'm glad I had the opportunity to hear him speak.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Happy Veteran's Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Thank you Marines for keeping us free!

In honor of the Marine Corps Birthday, please see below... Semper Fi!!!

USMC Rules for Gunfighting
1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be AGGRESSIVE enough, QUICKLY enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won't work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a "4."
7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)
9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics.They will only remember who lived.
13. If you're not shooting, you should be communicating, or reloading.
14. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
15. And above all ... don't drop your guard.

Navy SEALS Rules For Gunfighting
1. Look very cool in sunglasses.
2. Kill every living thing within view.
3. Return quickly to looking cool in latest beach wear.
4. Check hair in mirror.

US Army Rangers Rules For Gunfighting
1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound ruck while starving.
2. Locate individuals requiring killing.
3. Request permission via radio from "Higher Up" to perform killing.
4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.
5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound ruck while starving.

Navy Rules For Gunfighting
1. Go to Sea
2. Drink Coffee
3. Watch porn
4. Send the Marines!!!!
US Air Force Rules For Gunfighting
1. Have a cocktail
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner
3. See what's on HBO
4. Determine "what a gunfight is"
5. Request more funding from Congress with a "killer" PowerPoint presentation
6. Wine & dine 'key' Congressmen, invite DoD & defense industry executives
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets
8. Declare the assets "strategic" and never deploy them operationally
9. Tell the Navy to send the Marines!!!!!!!

Just wait until tomorrow, I'm sure I'll have lots of fun stuff for Veteran's Day!

Happy 229th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!