Sunday, July 18, 2010

Vacation at Okuma

Not much to say about this one; it was simply amazing.  Here's a few pictures.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mattis Chosen to Head U.S. Central Command

General James Mattis, the blunt yet brilliant four star, has been chosen to head CENTCOM, or U.S. Central Command.  This will place him in charge of all U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, effectively making him General Petraeus' boss.  (Article here)

Mattis is, hands down, my favorite General.  He is a warrior first, politician last, and doesn't bother to sugar-coat anything.   Here's one of my favorite quotes (to Iraqi tribal leaders): 
"I come in peace; I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you fu*k with me, I'll kill you all."
Some would argue that Mattis is a little rough and unrefined; I disagree with that description.  He is mentally sharp, well educated, articulate, and aggressive.  He's well suited to take the fight to the enemy, which is exactly what our nation is crying out for.

Congratulations to General Mattis; may much kicking of ass follow the appointment.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to everyone that stumbles across this little blog.  It is my sincerest wish that all Americans take a moment to remember exactly what this holiday is all about.

Here is a link that every American should be forced to click: Declaration of Independence.

The text of this historic document is eerily poignant in this day and age.  What's worse is that there are U.S. citizens that vote, and have no idea what this document says.  There are also citizens that pay no attention to the origin of this holiday.

Our nation is not old; it is a child in comparison to many others.  We do, however, have the best one on the planet.  Some politicians, nay most politicians, are trying to change that. Far too many elected servants are trying to turn our nation into the very thing that we declared our independence from! 

Like every other Marine, I have written a blank check to all of you.  I have agreed to defend your right to do just about whatever you want, even incredibly stupid things.  The amount of that check will be filled in whenever I get done serving in this gun club.  I've agreed to pay up to, and including, my very life.  I really do feel that strongly about our nation, and its origins. 

A group of patriots that met in Philadelphia in 1776 felt just as strongly as I do.  I wish that more people would remember their pledge and sacrifices on the occasion of this annual celebration.  Enjoy your cookouts and camping trips.