It Will Only Get Worse

It has now been several months since I blogged on this site. I intended to give the Biden administration the benefit of the doubt and allow them some time to settle into life at the White House.

But as I fully expected, things have gone from really bad to worse. Slow Joe is acting as we thought he would, losing himself in the middle of his speeches, not knowing where he is, and flip-flopping on issues, sometimes in the middle of addresses to the nation. He is a daily gaffe machine who has shown the American public time and again that he has no idea what is going on and is not mentally fit for the office of President.

As each day passes, however, the situation only gets worse. I can not fully understand any of the administration’s policies besides blaming Trump for many issues. For instance, the Capitol riots, clashes in Pittsburgh, a shortage of vaccines, and immigration.

You also saw this with former President Obama. He spent six years blaming Bush for literally everything until he had no choice but to accept responsibility for his failed policies. Even then, he never was able to admit that his administration had any issues.

All of this, and yet they still not have properly condemned the BLM and Antifa riots. That behavior was far worse (in my estimation) than the January 6th debacle.

I am writing this post because, throughout the Trump administration, you saw many people on the right condemn him for his tweets. To this day, I still can not get anyone who supported Biden to 1) coherently articulate any of his policies, 2) do the same with Harris, and 3) admit that something is wrong with Joe cognitively and finally, 3) give me a coherent reason as to why they voted for Biden/Harris. Saying you did not like Trump’s tweets does not count as a reason, and calling him names is just intellectually lazy.

I have spoken to people who become enraged at the very mention of old age affecting Slow Joe. It is just me being a White Supremacist. Despite the incredible amount of evidence, they still strut around pretending that everything is ok.

If those who supported Biden/Harris could admit that something is wrong, I would have more respect for them than I currently do. Now they act like petulant five-year-olds who did not get their way.

With Biden and Harris leading our country, we are the butt of the world’s jokes. If you thought that our standing in the world had diminished during the Trump years, look where we are now. Afghanistan is falling apart by the hour, and now the Marines have to go on to clean that mess up.

So what will become of Joe in the future? Only time will tell. After being off for a while, I have decided to start pointing out the incredible hypocrisy and the Biden administration’s attempt to limit our liberty and figure out new ways to take our hard-earned money away from us.

Stay tuned. This is going to get interesting!

Sorry General Mattis, You Are Way Off On This One…

Having spent four years in the Marine Corps in my youth, I still identify with those Marines of the past as well as those currently serving. Obviously, I am a bit up there in age and couldn’t do many of the things that I used to be able to do, but I can say that the four years I spent serving the USA were four of the best years of my life. Being in the Corps helped shape my work ethic, my love of the Constitution and the ever lasting belief that America is the best country on earth.

It is for that reason that when I hear that General Mattis, a true legend among Marines, comes out and says that Biden should drop Trump’s idea of America First, I am sad. Sad and pissed off. I don’t know about the other services, but I joined the Marines because they are the best and that they have a mystique and a history that can not be touched by any other service.

Mattis says in an op-ed that he wrote in Foreign Affairs that, “an isolated America is a vulnerable America.” I couldn’t disagree more.

We don’t have to give up the belief that our country is the greatest country that has ever existed and still is. We can still hold that belief and engage other countries diplomatically. It is when liberal ideologies enter into the equation that our country suffers. We saw it with Obama/Biden, with a slashing of the military budget, and cutting the number of folks that want to stay in the military. These are policies that truly weaken our military and in turn make us vulnerable as a nation.

Mattis believes that, “as powerful as the United States might be militarily, its interests are best served when it can count on a group of reliable allies to further its goals instead of a threat of force.” I will say it again, this can be done without showing weakness.” He goes on to say that, “Continued failure to adequately invest in relationships with allies and partners and to cooperate with them to shape the international environment risks the erosion of this network… Even worse, it could result in the emergence of other, competing networks, presaging an international order from which the United States is excluded, unable to influence outcomes because it is simply not present.” 

All of that can be accomplished while at the same time not giving in to the UN and NATO as well as the false leftist belief that we need to be a “Global” nation. Other nations that rely on force and ignore diplomacy (Iran, Iraq and Syria) won’t be fooled by a phony kumbaya moment and will use that against us. Much to the chagrin of Obama, other countries did not like us as we turned into the embarrassment of the entire world.

Other countries may not care for Trump’s version of diplomacy, but that is because he doesn’t take crap from anyone. They knew that any stupidity directed at the USA would be met with a very unequal response from our military. As it should be. Sometimes we just have to send a message when things go south. In a Harris/Biden administration, however, this will not happen. If I remember correctly, Biden was against taking out Bin laden. That alone tells you how much trouble we are in for the next four years.

But to return to my point, General Mattis is 100% wrong on this one. If anything, he should stay in his lane and do what he undoubtedly does best, and that is kill people that hate us and want to destroy our way of life. I used to think that General Mattis was just about at the same level of the beloved Chesty Puller, but not anymore.

God Bless the Marine Corps and God Bless the United States of America.

Semper Fi Marines!!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Today, November 10, 2020, is the 245th Birthday of United States Marine Corps. Without a doubt they have been and continue to be the worlds finest fighting force. Sure, other branches have their elite units, but the Corps overall produces the finest trained warriors in the world. The Commandant issued the following message:

10 NOVEMBER 2020 A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS If there were a watchword for 2020, the shortlist would certainly include ‘change,’ ‘uncertainty,’ and ‘adaptation.’ This new dynamic and uncertain environment has impacted how we recruit and train Marines, deploy aboard ship, and even how we honor our Corps’ hallowed traditions. But adapting to change and uncertainty is nothing new for Marines. It is what we have done for 245 years and what is expected of us as the Nation’s force-inreadiness. Where others see challenges, Marines see opportunities. We don’t take a knee. We will always be ready to answer the nation’s call, no matter the crisis. In a world of seemingly relentless change and uncertainty, some things remain constant–our core values: Honor, Courage, and Commitment. These values are at the very heart of our ability to be, “most ready when the Nation is least ready.” It’s honor that gives us an uncompromising sense of personal integrity and accountability; courage that allows us to face any circumstance with an ironclad resolve to do what’s right; and commitment that binds us together as a family and drives us toward excellence. And while our core values might never change, the way we give life to them requires constant vigilance. This year’s national conversations about race remind us that we must all do better to embody our service’s values. Commemorating the 245th birthday of our Corps offers us a chance to reflect on our history. We who serve today stand upon the shoulders of giants. While this year’s many challenges are significant and unique, they are not unprecedented, and it is important to remember that our Nation and Corps have endured difficult times in our past. This year, for example, marks the 75th anniversary of brutal battles in the Pacific; when soldiers of the sea defined the term “uncommon valor” on the black sands of Iwo Jima; the 70th anniversary of bitter fighting at Inchon and Chosin Reservoir; 55 years since Marines landed at Da Nang; and a decade since our struggle with the Taliban in the Helmand River Valley. We remember the service and sacrifice of all Marines, and honor the legacy passed down through generations. Our continuing obligation is to honor their legacy by making meaningful contributions to what they started. From the past, we draw strength, pride, and a responsibility to carry on the warfighting heritage our predecessors built. We must also recognize our tradition of continuous adaptation–one that should inspire our current force modernization and innovation efforts. As has been the case in the past, today’s threats require us to fight as a cohesive team, and our ability to succeed will depend on the Honor, Courage, and Commitment of each individual Marine. From recruiting individuals of great intelligence, strength, spirit, and diversity, to evolving how we train, educate, and mentor Marines throughout their careers, we remain dedicated to developing the world’s finest warfighters, guided by our core values. In a year of significant change and uncertainty, I am reminded of the words of American novelist, John Dos Passos, “In times of change and danger when there is a quicksand of fear under men’s reasoning, a sense of continuity with generations gone before can stretch like a lifeline across the scary present…” Never forget, what you do today becomes the foundation for the generations of Marines that will follow. There is no challenge we cannot overcome, together, by holding fast to our core values. Happy 245th Birthday Marines.

Instead of trying to add to this, I’m going to let what the Commandant wrote stand as the Birthday wish to all Marines, retired, active duty and those who served “one hitch.” We also have to keep in mind those Marines who have given their lives for Country and Corps.

Happy Birthday to all Marines!

Semper Fi!!

“From My Cold, Dead Hands”

This year has been a challenge for everyone in this country. From the pandemic to the election, emotions been running high and will probably not improve for some time to come. One of the major indications of this is the exponential increase in gun sales since January.

Many people decided with the lockdown that being armed was better than not being able to protect yourself. As the election neared and it looked as though Biden may win, Americans began buying guns at an unprecedented rate.

Next to the 1st Amendment, the 2nd is equally as important if not more at this point in history. With several politicians on the left calling to make “lists” of the folks who supported Trump, it only seems logical to make sure that you are ready when they come knocking at your door. Of course I am in no way condoning the use of violence, but with the rioting we have seen and the lefts inability or unwillingness to put a stop to them, it is best to be prepared.

Both Biden and Harris have said that they want to severely curtail a citizens ability to buy and own weapons. The left has shown us time and again that they will not be happy until they confiscated every weapon we own and abolish the 2nd Amendment. We have to stand up to this assault on our liberties and fight for what is right.

Owning a weapon is a very personal decision to make and no one but the owner should be making it. Not some left wing politician who is trying to score points with their base. As I noted above, people make the decision to arm themselves for a variety of reasons. It could be because they live far enough outside of society that if they called the police in the event of an emergency, they may not make it there in time to stop a crime.

On the other hand, they may live in a high crime area where a weapon for protection is needed in order to not only feel safe, but to be safe. Once again, it is a decision that the potential gun owner should ne making, not a politician.

With owning a firearm comes great responsibility. If you are prior military or law enforcement, I know that I am confident in your ability to own a firearm in a responsible manner. If you are neither, you should be taking classes on how to effectively and responsibly handle a weapon.

A good example of this is this left wing militia group NFAC. I have seen videos of their “training” and they are very lucky that they have not killed anyone. However, I do believe that this will happen in time.

So my point is this-we have to make sure that we put a stop to any attempt by the left to take away our God given right to own a weapon. If you don’t like guns, don’t own one. The left has shown their true colors over the course of the last nine months, so I am 100% behind the late, great Charlton Heston when he said, “From my cold, dead hands.”