Saturday, September 19, 2015

Gonna Teach Those Lessons Yourself, Bill Maher?


I view the first clause of that headline as containing some truth, the second clause a personal challenge. Trump is definitely a demogogue, but I think that the US government, combined with a liberty-minded military and a militant citizenry, are a sufficient block on any Hitlerian aspirations on the part of Trump.*

*standard disclaimer I'll be using a lot when speaking of Trump: I personally don't like him and think he is a bully, but no other GOP candidate is willing to fight the leftists and the MSM (redundancy alert there, I know) the way that Trump does.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Trump Wants Universal Reciprocity For Concealed Carry

Donald Trump just released his official stance on 2nd Amendment issues, and he couldn't be more perfect on it. Click the link to read the whole thing and see if you don't agree.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Meow You're Going To Jail

"Intoxicated Man Tells Rock Hill Police His Name Is “Meow."

A fan of the movie Super Troopers, I'd guess.

"The Husband's Behavior Was Heroic...

...but what we expect of a husband toward his wife: his right, and his proud privilege, to die for his woman."*

In Houston, a father died at the hands of a robber while defending his wife, but not before inflicting fatal wounds to the robber.

*quote from Robert A.Heinlein, "The Pragmatics of Patriotism," the 1973 James Forrestal Address to the US Naval Academy midshipmen.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Meanwhile, In Burgaw, NC...

...some fastidious neighbors don't want you gutting your deer in the back yard where everyone can see it.

We're not talking a major metropolitan area here, folks:

Monday, September 07, 2015

South Carolina Civil War Site To Be Refurbished

The site of the Battle of Honey Hill, which took place near Beaufort, SC will receive some tender loving care from the town of Ridgeland, SC.

Sounds like a good place to take a metal detector, if you ask me.

Bergdahl Charged With Misbehavior Before the Enemy

A charge not often seen in modern times, it was common during WWII:

RALEIGH, N.C. — Military prosecutors have reached into a section of military law seldom used since World War II in the politically fraught case against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier held prisoner for years by the Taliban after leaving his post in Afghanistan.

Observers wondered for months if Bergdahl would be charged with desertion after the deal brokered by the U.S. to bring him home. He was — but he was also charged with misbehavior before the enemy, a much rarer offense that carries a stiffer potential penalty in this case.

"I've never seen it charged," Walter Huffman, a retired major general who served as the Army's top lawyer, said of the misbehavior charge. "It's not something you find in common everyday practice in the military."

Bergdahl could face a life sentence if convicted of the charge, which accuses him of endangering fellow soldiers when he "left without authority; and wrongfully caused search and recovery operations."

Here's the pertinent article under the UCMJ:


Any person subject to this chapter who before or in the presence of the enemy--

(1) runs away;

(2) shamefully abandons, surrenders, or delivers up any command, unit, place, or military property which it is his duty to defend;

(3) through disobedience, neglect, or intentional misconduct endangers the safety of any such command, unit, place, or military property;

(4) casts away his arms or ammunition;

(5) is guilty of cowardly conduct; (6) quits his place of duty to plunder or pillage;

(7) causes false alarms in any command, unit, or place under control of the armed forces;

(8) willfully fails to do his utmost to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy any enemy troops, combatants, vessels, aircraft, or any other thing, which it is his duty so to encounter, engage, capture, or destroy; or

(9) does not afford all practicable relief and assistance to any troops, combatants, vessels, or aircraft of the armed forces belonging to the United States or their allies when engaged in battle;

shall be punished by death or such punishment as a court- martial may direct.

So it's a serious charge, fully as serious as desertion, and a signal that the Army wants to send a signal to other narcissists that aren't serious about their duty.