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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Where is our Maximus?



We've got President Trump in the White House, but now we need our own Maximus to lead in the streets.  He's got to be out there somewhere.

Just a little walk down memory lane.  Are you old enough to remember the M79 "bloop gun."

(language warning)






Cool and relatively dry out there tonight, just after midnight.  The dogs are all jumpy, they get up off the porch and run out a short way into the woods, raise hell, then run back. I went out there with the flood, but there's fog and it doesn't penetrate far.  Unless the dogs get into trouble, you couldn't pay me to go out ten feet into those woods on a night like this.

Last season we planted blue berry bushes, and they are getting larger. Lots of berries this spring. And with the berries, will come the bears. What ever possessed us to plant blue berries on the edge of a wood, on a mountain infested with bears?  Bad headwork.


24 comments:

  1. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I only slept about an hour. Its 5:56 AM here.

    I never saw the bloop gun in action but I saw that wonderful fully automatic belt fed model on the back of the PBR's. I like the philosophy of escalation.

    They bring a knife. You bring a pistol. They bring a pistol. You bring a rifle. They bring a rifle. You bring a rocket launcher.

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    1. Maw Deuce. She's been around since 1918 and she's still going strong. When Maw speaks, people listen.

      Never bring a stick to a knife fight,
      never bring a knife to a pistol fight,
      never bring a pistol to a rifle fight.

      That goes back to the Civil War and probably before. It's as true now as it was then.

      You and I both need to figure out a way to get to sleep like normal people. I have tried Nyquil, Zquil, wine, Southern Comfort.... none of it works consistently but I'm afraid of prescription pills , don't take pain pills for the same reason.

      The bloop gun was still around in my early days in the Marines. Got to fire it on the range but wasn't worth a damn with it. You have to be an artiste to be a grenadier.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)


      Do other veterans have problems sleeping? I think it may have to something to do with sleeping for short periods because of 3 or 4 section duty, watches, guard duty, or is it some kind of old guy thing.

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    3. I expect so. Different reasons, I guess. It's not an old guy thing because I've been plagued by it for more than thirty years.

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  2. Bear chili - sounds good.

    If someone would have told me 30 years ago that things would be this wonky I would have thought them a little on the edge. Now we don't have any leaders in the ranks, only victims and bullies. Those who don't want to play the game get labeled racists, haters, bigots, etc... It seems to have happened quite quickly but I know it has been years in the planning and years of people not paying attention. God help us.

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    1. Somewhere out there, there has to be a young man or a young woman who can get people out in the streets and annihilate the Spartacists. We need our own Freikorps based on the German Model of 1918-1919. In those times, it was veterans coming back from the front who couldn't put up with the communists taking over Germany. Maybe something like that will arise here in the states. We can only hope.

      Things are about as bad as they can be, I guess. Even with President Trump in the White House, the Republicans, Democrats and Anarchists seem to be able to combine with corrupt Judges and a corrupt media to stymie everything. A recent poll I saw on Fox said that 87% of the people in the country say they can't reach common ground with "the other side" and see no way to compromise. I'd say that's a conservative estimate.

      What you say in your comment is true. Every word of it.

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    2. If you watch fake Fox news, you are not aware of what is really going on. Get on your computer and click on Breitbart or Drudge or Weasel Zippers. They balance out what you are being fed by FOX or CNN

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    3. Fox has a couple of good people. And some of their stories are well researched. I have Breitbart bookmarked and usually scan through it every day. Used to read Drudge but not much lately. Never heard of Weasel Zippers.

      I get more news from people's blogs these days than I do from any of the MSM.

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  3. things getting spooky around here too. a young fella was found dead, dumped in the middle of the road. police quickly tracked down 3 ms13 gang bangers from el salvador. the press was quick to point out they were "legal".. not so much, they used aliases to get in and more names to keep police guessing. more of obammy's "chillren"..the media vastly under reported ms13 numbers and distribution. when i retired seven years ago they had 10,000 core members and over 100,000 afiliates and they were EVERYWHERE, and making plans for shtf themselves. they plan on taking over food and water distro, like the somali warlords did. i even had a run-in with them when i first moved to this little one stoplight town....yep, i remember the m79. even got to shoot one my first year in.that and an m1d sniper rifle. that baby was sweet. it all got turned in a year later along with the grease guns.we got m16a1's in place of them. that movie changed my life. i watched it stoned at a little theater, almost by myself as military wasn't what young folks wanted to see back then. it seemed like they were talking to me when they gave capt. willard the mission. i quit smoking dope and joined the military on my 18th birthday. you could it saved my life....don't worry bout dem bears, they're just as sceared of you as you are them, lol.

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  4. Apocalypse Now is a strange movie. In some respects, like the equipment and the aircraft, it's perfect. In others, it's surreal. I doubt any VietNam vets will remember carrying suitcases to a fire base, or stringing Christmas Tree lights around a bridge. But the guy making the film, I forget his name, said he knew all that but wanted to make those scenes stick in people's minds.

    It was a great flick. I still watch it every now and then. I signed up at 17, on a program to go to college and get a commission, never regretted it. I think the best part of my life was my military service, even with the bad parts.

    MS13 is a really dangerous group. We have problems with them. They used to be just in Atlanta, but now they are in Gainesville, Dalton, Atlanta, Valdosta, Athens, and Macon. Where ever they go, they are the most violent of the gangs. They're primarily Salvadorans but they've been recruiting heavily among other latino groups, especially up North.

    I wouldn't want to cross those guys. In some cities, you have to kill somebody to join. Eliminates the possibility of undercover police agents.

    It's a hell of a world out there.

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    1. yeah, i bumped into one coming out of a convenience store and he squared off on me. i instinctively reached in my pocket where i carry my snubby. he looked me up and down, kinda snorted and went on his way. i only saw the ms tat on his neck as he turned and about crapped myself. i never heard of one traveling alone, but all he had with him was a gal friend. ever since i been looking for a higher cap carry gun that's not a boat anchor. stay safe brother.

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    2. I try not to go where I might run into that kind of person. Sometimes, I can't help it . We have to go down to the city for medical specialists when we need one. I hate that they are showing up in Gainesville now. That's on the other side of the mountains from me but only an hours drive.

      I carry a Beretta 92, a Sig P226, a Taurus 92 or the HighPower, rotate through them.

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  5. get the blueberries quick before they do.

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  6. I can only speak of myself, but my maximus is part and parcel of my gluteus.

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    1. So you're not volunteering to lead the fray, I get it. Don't feel badly, I'm pretty sure it will take someone rather younger and more energetic than us.

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  7. Harry it aint bears its possums and coons searching for eggs from your hens and baby chicks. My dog has been running them off at night to. This weather has made the chickens kinda screwy on their patterns. Count your clutches and see how many disappear.

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    1. Gary, I get bears passing through, but I don't think that's what was bugging the dogs last night. My dogs think raccoons and possums are cats, because we put out food for the racoons and possums in winter and they hang out on the porch like the cats. I wish some of my chickens would disappear. Like, maybe fifty or so? They are eating me out of house and home. I do lose some this time of year, but it's the roosters killing each other. I started out with three hens and two roosters in 1999. Now I'm over run. I had to throw a dead rooster off the porch this morning when I went out.

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    2. Chickens are good eating, Harry. They can't all be pets. Shoot the roosters for the pot.

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    3. They are, which is one reason I keep them around. We also enjoy such a surfeit of eggs that my dogs have become obese from eating eggs. I guess my feeding them hog jowls once a day doesn't help either.....

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  8. There are times when I think I would really like to move to a lower altitude and more benign climate where I could actually grow lots of veggies. Then I read about the gangs and illegals out there and think about our place where we have everything the way we want it....a fortress. All of our comforts (sigh). Like you, Harry. But, I am so tired of winter and July. We have to take our country back, one illegal alien at a time, if we have to. Make your voice heard and call the congress critters out whenever you can.

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    1. There are times when I'd like to be able to go to a bookstore, or a nice grocery store, but the trade off is unappealing. We are already starting to have a lot undesirables show up here, and I'm told it's because the state is building low income housing in the county. A huge complex. If you don't work and just get a government check, then you can move here, live virtually rent free, and you don't have to worry about having a job.

      My Representative is ok. My two Senators are machine politicians who dance to the Rubio/Cruz/McCain/Graham tune. They aren't worth a damn.

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  9. I have that lack of sleep thing going on, too. If I get in three hours at a time, I'm lucky. But this is just since I have attained grumpy old lady status. :)

    I would worry about the gangs much more than the bears. The Somalis now own Minneapolis. One was recently elected to our state legislature. And in Washington we have Ellison and, God help us, Franken (I am so ashamed.). I seriously doubt that any of the above would have any interest at all in passing any legislation that might benefit the average Joe.

    Me...I now go nowhere alone. Not even to the park two blocks away. A gray-haired old woman using a walker is a target. This used to be a suburb with a small town feel. We could walk anywhere without fear. Not any more. We truly need someone strong enough and brave enough to put an end to the escalating violence. I'm not, however, going to hold my breath waiting...

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    1. Vicki, I read a book once entitled "The Barbarization of Rome." It pointed out that by the time the Empire began to collapse, the Army was largely comprised of non-Romans, particularly Goths, and the Emperors were non-Romans who were appointed by barbarians. Seems like we are going that route.

      The gangs seem to be unstoppable. Even before Hispanics moved into Hall County here in Georgia (1988 or so), black gangs ran parts of the county. Then the Latin Kings came in and ran out the black gangs (and black people in general). Now the Latin Kings are being supplanted by MS13 over there.

      We have anti-gang divisions of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, but as fast as they can arrest them and try them, they're back out on the streets. Our court systems are so clogged up that even in my little county, there are more than 1300 cases waiting to be tried. I know one lady who has been waiting for her trail on assault charges for more than three years....

      I have to believe there is someone out there who can fight fire with fire. There are already organizations that set up pro-Trump rallies, but they are still thinking the old way, that walking down the street with signs will do some good.

      In Atlanta, the group that organized the last pro-Trump brought armed veterans who lined the route , and who escorted the marchers. No skraelings attempted to beat those people up. But that will only work in states with laws that protect 2nd amendment rights. The guys who attacked the black clad ninja out in California set the example for the rest of the country, and I am hoping more people will emulate them. I can't think of a single instance in history where violence being met with pacifist actions has worked to the advantage of the pacifists.

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