Monday, November 24, 2008

Key West Pics




Just a few shots from our recent trip to Key West. I really like it down there the Conch Republic is a great place to party and kick back. The shots are Duval Street at night, a Key West Sunset and of course a rooster. The roosters are becoming endangered as the City is shipping them out to another Key, to bad they add character an quirkiness to the town. If I ever hit a lottery I’m moving to the keys.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pic Of The Day


F-15e from the 494th FS, Panthers on combat air patrol

(Photo USAF)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama and Israel



I hope the self-loathing leftist Jewish Obama supporters in this country are happy.
After the one said over the weekend that he wants Israel to withdraw tp its pre six-day war 1967 borders the Palestinian leader Abbas threatened war on Monday if the Israeli government does not move in this direction to the 1949 borders. Obama's proposal also included ceding the Golan Heights back to Syria.

I’ve heard of bad moves but what is to be expected from a man who throughout his life has been supported and surrounded by Ant Semites. I expect that the Israel will just ignore the latest form the Obama camp. I have a strange felling that the folks in Tel Aviv no that they are screwed and will not get the support they need to keep the Arabs at bay after Jan 20, 2009. I believe that the election results have effectively green lighted the Israelis to take action against Iran, after all what choice do they have? There is no way any sensible government in Israel is going to tolerate a nuclear armed Iran

Obama- Biden on Gun Control


Just when you thought it was safe to go ahead and but the M4 Bushmaster. My advice is do it now while you have a chance. The big thing is if any of this ridiculous anti gun and second amendment gun grabbing legislature gets to the floor be sure to lean on your local elected House and Senate members, after all politics is local.
What amazes me is the complete disregard for the facts of crime reduction in concealed carry must issue states. Also the stupidity of politician’s news folks and other various uninformed left-wingers that constantly refer to AR 15’s as assault weapons. An assault rifle has selective fire (full auto capability) Now you can legal own a full auto weapon after being examined by ATF and Treasury for a class 3 license
Yes it matters what these guys do, would there efforts stop at just the 2nd amendment for so called prudent gun laws, I think not. Grabbing guns has never made anywhere in society safer because the criminals don’t follow the law anyway. These same stupid politicians who through my lifetime have never been able to stop a steady flow of illegal drugs or aliens think that they could then stop a flow of illegal arms. It is laughable to say the least.
This is more feel good look what I’m doing against crime and violence for the sheeple back home. You want to reduce gun crime violence, tack a minimum of ten years on every persons sentence that must be served if you use a gun to commit a crime. That will get scumbags attention.
It has always amazed me the left wing, Democrat and Rino view on guns. After all the real leftist fascists of this world from Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Mgumbe and others the first thing they did was disarm the population, After all those with the guns make the rules. This one fact should scare all Americans even if you don’t own any firearms.

While running for Senate in 2004, Obama called for "national legislation" to prohibit citizens from carrying concealed weapons at all. In 2008, he affirmed that concealed carrying "creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could [get shot during] altercations."

Obama also supports the reinstatement of a 1994 ban on a variety of semi-automatic pistols and rifles characterized as "assault weapons." McCain voted against the ban, which expired in 2004, and continues to oppose it.

Obama's vice presidential pick, Sen. Joe Biden, has been a stalwart believer in gun control throughout his Senate career, offering steady support for the Brady Bill and championing legislation to renew the assault weapons ban.

F-35 Breaks The Sound Barrier


Another first for the Lightning, last week one of the Ft Worth based F-35’s went 1.05mach on its second flight of the day.

(Photo LM)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Eagle Is Born

I watched this and felt old, some of these tails I worked on are now in the boneyard at Davis Monthan AFB in AZ.

Air Force Special Tactics Recruiting

Civil Defense Plan, Your Kidding Right?

I thought that Obama was kidding when he talked about some kind of Stalinist civilian defense corps as strong as the military that has mandatory service.
If Bush had proposed this, the left would have had a mental meltdown becasue it is total crap, but instead all we hear from the MSM is crickets. It like the old story of the Nazis how no one spoke up when they came for the various groups but when they came for you, who is there to speak out for you. I predict major pushback and sever buyer’s remorse with in days after the inauguration if not before, epically when some of the bigger Obama bots realize that the one is not going to pay for their mortgage and give them a free gas card. Here is Rahm Emanuel from 2006 and the one himself talking about it. click the title to go to Eyeblast.com

All I can say is pray for the country and be ready for anything.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

More On The American Hostage Rescue



A great article from the Navy Times on the recent rescue of an American engineer from the hands of the Taliban. Super job by the SEALS and what appears to be 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Chinooks.
Here is the link http://www.navytimes.com/news/2008/11/military_air_rescue_110708w/
You can also click the post title for a redirect.

So Far No Deal For Big 3

It looks like common sense is prevailing and the natural business cycle of bankruptcy and reorganization is in store for the Big 3. Don’t get me wrong there will be pain and despair in Detroit,Toledo and some of the other main auto manufacturing cities, but this is something that just has to happen.
The management of the big three and the insanity brought by the UAW have got to end. I worked for Daimler Chrysler for a little over a year in 02 and 03 at Dodge City in Detroit were they make the 4 door Rams and Dakotas. In my experience I saw a union who would continually back totally useless employees who should have stayed fired instead of being brought back. I saw thousands of employees who were technically laid off but still drawing a huge percentage of their weekly salary for doing nothing. I saw senior management that had zero labor relations training and caused more harm than good every time they ventured out on the factory floor.
A good example was when would try and use the skilled tradesmen in these so called labor pool but could never get enough of them for a project to make it work so we had to use sub contractors instead. I could go on but what the point, Big 3 top management and the UAW sowed the seeds for this disaster years ago, the crop is now ready to be harvested. It’s unfortunate that some of the fine men I know that still work in Detroit will be directly impacted but this needs to happen, there is not enough money in the world to continue the same poor business and contract practices that have gone on for years.
People wonder what an economy run by Obama will look like, look no farther than Michigan under the left wing Granholm who has got to be the biggest train wreck in the country as a Governor.
One last note the UAW must be furious after all the money they coughed up to the Obama campaign and all the no doubt illegal contributions in the way of manpower for the campaign that they did. When Big 3 file for protection one of the first thing that will happen is the suspension of the contracts and all the ridiculous business killing parts of it. Makes you wonder why the UAW has never been able to organize a foreign car maker plant the Japanese manufactures in particular..

Pic Of The Day



Nice shot of an F-15C alert bird from the 32nd TFG, Soesterberg AB, Netherlands taken sometime in the late 80’s. I was there then and Zulu Alert would scramble almost daily on practice missions and a few times a week on actual intercepts. There was some great shots in the Zulu barn of TU-95’s that had been intercepted out in the gap.
This was back before we were completely PC and we still had happy hour at the NCO club on Fridays. Nothing like fresh cold native Heineken on a sunny summer day.
(Photo USAF)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day


As a Desert Storm veteran and retired USAF SNCO, I would like to thank all of my fellow veterans both alive and dead for their service and sacrifice to this great nation.
Without these great people the United States and the free world would be a much different place.

More C02 Madness

The President elect is out in left field with the environmental wacko’s on this one. Talk about killing off the big 3 in one fell swoop.
W
ait what am I thinking these guys want us to pour billions into the already failed big three

The president-elect has said, for example, that he intends to quickly reverse the Bush administration’s decision last December to deny California the authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from automobiles. “Effectively tackling global warming demands bold and innovative solutions, and given the failure of this administration to act, California should be allowed to pioneer,” Obama said in January.
California had sought permission from the Environmental Protection Agency to require that greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles be cut by 30 percent between 2009 and 2016, effectively mandating that cars achieve a fuel economy standard of at least 36 miles per gallon within eight years. Seventeen other states had promised to adopt California’s rules, representing in total 45 percent of the nation’s automobile market. Environmentalists cheered the California initiative because it would stoke innovation that would potentially benefit the entire country.

Monday, November 10, 2008

10 November 1775


Happy Birthday USMC

Today is the 233 birthday of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps was founded on 10 November 1775 when the Second Continental Congress ordered that two battalions of Marines be raised. Thirty-one-year-old Samuel Nicholas was commissioned to the grade of captain and began recruiting in the suitably appropriate location of Tun Tavern in Philadelphia.

Semper Fi

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VOTE MCCAIN/PALIN


Vote for John and Sarah and pray to God for the delivery of our nation from the Marxist.

My Friend,
From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.
Throughout my years of service, I've been faced with challenges where I could have taken the easy way out and given up. But I'm an American and I never give up. Instead, I choose to show courage and stand up and fight for the country I love. Today, I am asking you to stand with me and to fight for our country's future.
Our country faces enormous challenges and our next president must be ready to lead on day one. My lifetime of experience has prepared me to lead our great nation. I'm prepared to bring solutions to our economic challenges, bring our troops home in victory and improve our nation's healthcare system.
Time and time again, my country has saved my life and I owe her more than she has ever owed me. I have chosen to show my gratitude through a life of service to our country and tomorrow, you will have a choice before you.
I humbly ask you to make the choice that will allow me to serve my country a little while longer by casting your vote to elect me as your next President of the United States.
Finally, I ask that you never forget that much has been sacrificed to protect our right to vote. We must never forget those Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, have protected our freedom. It is my great hope that you will exercise your right to vote as an American tomorrow.
I thank you for your kind support, your dedication to our cause, and most importantly I thank you for your vote.
With sincere appreciation,

John McCain

Monday, November 3, 2008

Raiders So Bad It Hurts


The Raiders to whom I have been a loyal fan for 35 years sunk to a new low even for them. After 6 years of hapless losing and more coaches than you can count yesterday at home the Raiders were shut out by Atlanta 24-0. They managed a whole 77 yards in offense the worst team performance since 1961, in front of a partially empty stadium
This team is a joke, Al Davis needs to go ahead and give over control to his son who then needs to hire a new GM and a coach. Maybe then after two or more seasons we may be a .500 ball club again. Until this happens I will be packing away my Raiders clothes and will not buy another Raider anything until Al goes.
The last six seasons have managed to completely destroy a team legacy that had swagger, pride and victories.

I wonder if someone could Photoshop the Raider emblem with two eye patches?

I wish they could win baby!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Heavy Metal


Real Heavy Metal

(USAF Photo)