Life Could Just Be So Good Here in America (P.S. It really is.)

Democrats, your people just keep fussin’, rantin’ and ravin’. They just can’t be happy, now can they? You got football players making millions who just can’t be thankful that somehow, they got to live in the United States of America. You got “professors” with long shaggy hair, gettin’ all “outraged” over Robert E. Lee who — last time I checked — died a few years ago. They would be funny, except they’re so nasty and, the more you try to talk sensibly to them, the meaner they get.

Maybe you more sensible Democrats can get your side to just simmer down, sit down, chill a bit, and think about just how good they’ve got it. But, if you find that they just can’t, then shake them off like the blood-sucking ticks they really are. And, be thankful you live in America. Maybe listen just a little — only a little, now — to your more conservative ex-friends.

Because, your friends are jealous of others and want to tell everybody else what to do, how much to make, what to eat, where to put it — and the list goes on. Why don’t you tell them to go out, get a real job, earn a little money, save some for a boat, and start to live a little. Like this guy singin’ my new favorite song.

“Counseling” Needed by Taco Bell Employees

These three Taco Bell employees are heroic! Two armed robbers hit the place, order employees to lie on the floor — putting them in possible execution mode. But, three other — armed of course –employees fire them up, killing one.

Anyone, anytime, anyplace. Yo quiero Taco Bell!

Footnote: The company offered “counseling” to all employees. Counseling. I suppose it’s the politically correct thing to do in the Democrat-orchestrated demise of the culture, but it’s laughable. I doubt our armed employees will be going to “counseling” unless it’s here at Rangemaster.

Footnote 2: Pennsylvania is a right to carry state. The NRA convention was held in Pittsburgh a few years ago.

To America’s war dead this Memorial Day

What a debt of gratitude we owe to those who were killed making America free and great!

I have been reading Washington’s Immortals, by Patrick O’Donnell. We often express gratitude to those fallen in more recent wars; Hollywood keeps us in awe of WWII, for example. But, this Memorial Day, I am giving special thanks to the nearly forgotten men who fought the American Revolution. The hardship they endured is unimaginable by today’s Americans. We came close to never making America free of foreign rule. Those men endured with unfathomable courage and we owe them more than we can ever repay.

To those who fell: thank you and may your deeds be remembered so that you bless Americans for generations to come.


Disclaimer: I’ve never been to Afghanistan. I can assess only from afar, and from what I read.

I do observe that we are more than a decade into our heroic efforts to pacify Afghanistan, and bolster Afghanistan into a modern, democratic nation.

I think it’s fair to say: Not gonna happen. Noble effort. But, not gonna succeed.

“Democracy” does not free float around like some spirit which may possess anyplace if enough US money and technology are shipped in. Democracy is a result that springs directly from what people believe about who people are. In the West, democracy derived directly from our Founders’ concept of a Creator God making mankind in His image, reflecting God’s nature, with God’s boundless liberty, and with God’s boundless love for his created people.

In Afghanistan, it appears that such a notion has not taken hold. How could it?

So, what now? Wish I had a good answer to that question.

Obama wants to draft your daughters

You young millennial moms out there! Take a pause from your racing around for just a moment: attune. Your little daughter’s life depends on your finally letting the cost of liberalism sink in.

Your toddler’s life is at stake. Picture little Jessica, all grown up — butchered and bled out into the sand.

I’ve written here before, that the liberal Democrat idea of the Army is that it’s some bureaucracy “stood up” for something other than slaughtering our enemies. I get that: in times of peace and prosperity, all manner of frivolous fallacies proliferate. It’s always been this way, nothing unique. It’s human nature. But, when the peace comes crashing down suddenly, and a voracious predator enemy storms your borders, then you desperately look around for that Army full of manly killers.

You young liberal moms thought it just fine that Obama and your Democrats opened up the foxholes to women. You were not thinking “foxholes” and all that goes with that word. “Foxhole” is just a word. Foxes are cute, you might think. You probably did not think about it at all, and you envisioned joining the Army to be more like doing a Barre workout, or going to “Orange Theory,” or even maybe doing some trainer’s “boot camp” get-in-shape routine.

Hint: a military boot camp has a different and deadly purpose.

“Foxhole” is not just a word. Go see “Hacksaw Ridge” for a better visualization of what it is like to be an infantryman. Then, as you emerge from “stunned” to leave the theater in shock, ask yourself if you want your little Jessica in a foxhole, behind a sandbag barrier, at some hot, filthy, faraway, undermanned outpost when the maniacal fanatics of the New Caliphate top the rise to strike and overrun her position. Picture your last sight of her face on her dead head, cut from her body and held aloof by an Islamic fiend boasting on Youtube.

Then, make your mind up never, ever to vote Democrat again. Because, sure enough, just like I warned, your President Obama announced that he is for registering women for the draft.

The draft. Haven’t heard of it? Need to look it up? Don’t be a fool. You had better get yourself up to speed on what it means to send women to jump school, Ranger school, and an infantry battalion.

The USA may, some day, need women with rifles in hand, to defend our country. I pray not, because those would be desperate times, indeed.  We have plenty of men to do the job and there is no need to assign women to combat units — or to draft them.

But, if you think “equality” requires putting women in uniform into foxholes as infantry, then you have no basis for objecting to your Democrats wanting to register your little Jessica for selective service, and being drafted right along with our sons.

If you voted for Hillary Clinton, you had better think harder in the future about who you want as Commander-in-Chief.

Because, it’s a life and death decision for that little one you so cherish, so soon grown up and turning 18. And, you should not forget who it was who sent our fine people overseas to Benghazi, left them unguarded, watched as they were overrun, and then lied to us all about it.

Cling to your gun…

You and your AR-15 might be called up in an emergency as the militia, since our purported leaders have let our military strength decline so much. Bring your own ammo. (I know you have lots and lots of it in the basement, in quantities guaranteed to make a liberal quiver in fear and outrage.)

I favor a smaller standing military, with massive reserves and National Guard, possibly universal military service. I do not favor weakness, in any scenario. Weakness invites warfare.

Army Reorganizes Special Operations Authority

Chief lesson of 9-11: technology is terrain.

The USA is shielded from enemies by the vastness of two oceans. Technology creates “hyperlinks” across them. I simply point out that the 9-11 hijackers and other Islamic infiltrators since, showed their passports stamped with visas by our State Department, boarded airliners, and flew over our oceans, using our legal system and the technology of air travel to erase our naval terrain advantage.

It gets worse: the Islamic enemy’s terrain is not the Middle East or North Africa, it’s communication. There is no “front” to secure other than our own borders, seaports and airports. The enemy occupies space at his peril, and is better off to move on, once his butchery attracts enough of our attention. The enemy has proven that he may hit anywhere, from an embassy in Kenya, to a rock concert in Paris, to the Boston Marathon.

Technology is a new dimension of terrain: communicate instantly to erase distance, and use the West’s airliners and legal system to erase topographic barriers.

So, all of that is prelude to this question. How do we Americans change the way we fight, to account for what is literally a new dimension — technology that warps or even erases terrain advantages?

In one acronym-laden article, we learn that the Army is reorganizing to free Special Operations Command from the geographic restraints formerly imposed by the separate geographic worldwide “commands.” In other words, for example, if the CIA reports an increasing threat in Benghazi, must all go through the current geographic Command before we strike? The 4-star general in charge of that part of the world probably thinks so. But, now, the people wanting to strike have to work through the geographic command structure to get not only the green light, but the support necessary.

The obvious advantage is coordination among our forces, and those resources found within a large army command. The obvious disadvantage is that the new terrain — technology — does not remain static. The enemy may move, our information may become quickly dated. Speed: we need speed.

SOCOM — Special Operations Command — is being given new authority to conduct operations independent of the necessity of obtaining the order through the affected geographic command. This is a major change. It may not work. But, when technology changes the way wars are fought, we either adapt to the new terrain dimension, or we die. If it creates other problems, or does not work, then we adapt again. And again.

Because, technology has changed the world we live in, and the way wars are fought. Technology changes so rapidly that it is likely to warp the “terrain” again and again, sometimes by surprise. We don’t want to be surprised.

We should have learned this at Pearl Harbor, and we did not. General Doolittle’s raid even taught the Japanese that technology made their Pacific Ocean barrier permeable, too, but, somehow we forgot the lesson. We overlooked that other enemies arose and saw how the new technology of air travel made long range raids possible, even by motley handfuls of suicidal fanatics.

I’ve written that mobility — that ability to deploy the crushing force necessary, fast, over great distance, anywhere in the world — is the key. You can’t do that when everybody and his grandmother have to hear about it, criticize it, have a piece of it, and give permission. I hope this works, without letting SOCOM “go rogue.”