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Monday, December 7, 2015

Pearl Harbor Day


I wonder why it is that Americans have to wait around like lambs to the slaughter before they will do anything proactive?  We just don't seem to learn.  The bare fact that the bad guys are an ocean away, or that it's "somebody else's problem" or "not our job." doesn't protect you from the evil in the world. We're doing that right now.

With early darkness, I have a lot of time on my hands.  Scanning through the channels on the satellite TV last night, I saw "The Hunger Games" was on.  I'd never seen it, and didn't know anything about it. I thought it was another teen angst movie like those vampire shows.  But I didn't have anything else to do, so I watched it.


Was I ever wrong!  I don't like it when people tell things about a movie that takes away the suspense by disclosing the plot.  Let me just say, if you get a chance to see it, by all means do. Moreover, here's a hint that won't hurt anything.  Think Red State when you hear them talk about the rebellious districts. Think Blue State and Obama when they discuss the capitol and the urban districts. It's well worth your time. I'm definitely going to see the last two shows of the trilogy.

I got an email warning me to be careful about talking about my guns. The writer correctly said that was unwise, based on how things are in the country and whose running it.  I appreciated the concern, but in this case, I feel just like "The Old Viking" in the clip from an earlier post. Thanks though.  If I were younger I'd be more circumspect.



It's a beautiful night out tonight.  Sat out on the porch for awhile in a rocking chair, smoking my pipe. When I get a little anxious, that makes me feel better. Tobacco may kill you eventually, and I don't use it often, but when I do, I enjoy it.  It's calming.  So much going on that's negative, which I can't do anything about. How could you not worry a little?  I'm not good at the Ostrich strategy, though I fully concur that worrying is not productive.




Jeff Cooper


"The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory."

16 comments:

  1. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    I am glad you took a chance on the "Hunger Games' I am looking forward to the third one when I can get it on ITunes or something.
    Your right about the 'Red state, Blue state' thing.

    I'd be happy to talk to anyone about my Mosin. I like Mosin's. In regards to my previous comment, I'd hug a Mosin, I will not hug a Moslim, nor would I hug a goat or a camel. I will leave the respective muslims to do all the goat hugging they want.

    Pear Harbor day. Yeah a lot of good men and women fought hard and died that day. 74 years ago. Very few of the old warriors left and very little of their wisdom is left too.
    No one wants to make the tough choices. Our president is a coward. Not just a died in the wool liberal, peacenik from the sixties but a product and coward of worst part of America.
    Imagine Neville Chamberlin mixed in with a little Mussolini and mix in a little Sul Alinski and you have a Burrito known as our current coward and chief.

    I ask everyone, how in the hell are we supposed to win a war on Isis with a chickenshit for a commander and chief?

    I know the argument on should we or should we not put troops on the ground in Isis territory, but hell. Some good old fashioned B-52 carpet bombing of Isis held roads, oil fields, command and supply infrastructure can get their attention and slow them down. I am a big fan of cheap old style 500 pound gravity dropped ordinance that's cheap, stupid and effective. Hell' if anything the craters would make great watering holes for goats and camels.

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    1. The Russians are using their strategic bomber force to dump iron bombs on ISIS and the other terrorist outfits. I get a real kick out of listening to how Obama is supporting "moderate rebels." What's going on in Syria is a War between Shiite terrorists in the form of Hezbollah, and Sunni terrorists in the form of Al Qaeda, with ISIS trying to stamp them both out and supplant them. Al Qaeda just assissinated a leading ISIS leader, while ISIS blew up a market place in a town that is Hezbollah stronghold. There aren't any "moderates", there's just the "Big Three" terrorist organizations going at each other, with a few dogs and ponies like the Syrian Army, or what's left of it, in the mix. So weapons given to "moderate rebels" go directly the the Big Dog group that the "moderates" are associated with. When Obama's much vaunted 50 man group that we spent 410 million dollars on went into Syria, they immediately pulled over at the first Al Qaeda check point and turned over their arms and vehicles in exchange for safe passage out of the combat zone. So much for our 410 million bucks.

      We won't win with Blowjama in charge. He fires the good generals, then surrounds himself with boot lickers, and when even they have to tell them some hard truths, he either retires them or sends them to Anniston to supervise the supply center.

      Trump may be the West's last hope. None of the Europeans have the balls to fight on the ground anymore. Neither do any of our politicians, other than Trump.

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  2. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I'm proud to say a Sheriff in Texas, Sheriff Randy Kennedy of Hughes Springs, Texas is asking the citizens of his county to arm themselves and back up his deputies if need be. You gotta see the video. I will try to get the link 'Harry.

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    1. That's a sentiment being echoed all over the country. People with the courage to say so who are law enforcement professionals are aware that even if you get on the scene in four minutes, as the San Bernadino law enforcement did, that terrorists with illegal automatic weapons will have stacked up the bodies like cordwood. I heard a police chief say on the news tonight that citizens should carry to protect themselves. Fox had a segment about how gun purchases are going through the roof, and some Goth chicklet all decked out in black with body piercings was in a gun store getting a gun. When she was asked why, she said because 911 takes too long to get there. Smart woman, despite her bizarre appearance.

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  3. Hey Harry,

    (captiancrunch)

    heres the link

    http://www.kait8.com/story/30688643/police-chief-urges-citizens-to-arm-themselves-in-facebook-video-post

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    1. goggle the same phrase and you'll come up with a lot of similar events all over the country. Anybody that trusts the feds to protect them is being very foolish.

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  4. My husband has been reading that a lot of the sheriffs are coming out now in defense of conceal carry, that they are now first responders. I know our county is large and it can take 30-45 minutes for one to arrive (you'd be better off calling the fire dept to get a siren). There are classes here that we are considering taking soon.

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    1. I've been a concealed carry holder since 1986. The only time I don't carry is if I have to go into a federal or state building. Twice in my lifetime I used my gun to get out of really bad situations. So most of the time I carried it without needing it, but when I did I really needed it.

      I'm not counting the run in with the People whose Live Matter in Chattanooga, because it never reached the line where I could justify producing the pistol. I've got something to use for those situations now too.

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  5. The Hunger Game books are even better.

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    1. I should get them then. I liked the movie a lot.

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  6. A lot of people talk about opsec, be careful what you post, be careful what you photograph, etc. It's not like they are wrong but there are bigger things to worry about right now and next year.

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    1. Well, nobody can hide from the feds. But I wouldn't want any Tom, Dick or Harry to be able to figure out where I live. So as for my political opinions or my holdings in arms, I don't worry much about it. But I try not to give away my location. The world is full of outright crazies. The soil up here is red clay, lots of roots, flint and slate in it. Digging a hole big enough to get even one stiff in, and deep enough to keep the wild hogs from rooting them up once they start to stink, would be awfully hard even for a young guy. I wouldn't want to have to do it at my age.

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  7. seems to me there's one of those moslem shariavilles in tennessee. theoretically the fbi is watching them.

    they, like those meth dealing tattooed aliens, could decide to suss out and destroy isolated targets. kill everyone, move out, and the tattooed ones get the blame.

    that way they get training,experience, and hardening in their usual cowardly way.

    tread carefully all you homesteaders.

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    1. I notice I have quite an audience in Pakistan, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and similar regions. I doubt they are forming a "Hail Harry" fan club. In fact, it beats the hell out of my why they would want to read my blog.

      On the other hand, I also doubt Addul Abu bu Amir would go to the trouble of coming to North Georgia. Everybody here is pretty much like me in terms of harboring no love for the followers of the Prophet.

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  8. I read the Hunger Games and adored it, even though I didn't expect it to be that great. It is an engaging story. I have seen the first two movies, but not the last. I probably will eventually get the last from the library, but am not in any hurry, as it was my least favorite of the books.

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    1. I saw the first movie as a political allegory for our own times. Maybe that's why I liked it so much. I am hoping in the next two the rural areas revolt and destroy the city and it's inhabitants.

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