Lift a glass and say a prayer of rememberence today for the 534 brave young soldiers who lost their lives some 45 years ago in the Ia Drang valley in Vietnam.

Never forget!


Typhoid Barry

Typhoid Barry

American Thinker contributor, Robin of Berkeley, hits another "grand salami".

Nails it!


Joe Friday (Jack Webb) Schools Eric Holder!


Found at: http://arewelumberjacks.blogspot.com/

You tell 'em Joe!



Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. She is the one they can count on for the things that matter most of all. She is their food and their bed and the extra blanket when it grows cold in the night; she is their warmth and their health and their shelter; she is the one they want to be near when they cry. She is the only person in the whole world in a whole lifetime who can be these things to her children. There is no substitute for her. Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children's hands from anybody else's clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

Born in 1923, a few years later came the Great Depression. Then WWII and Korea. Grew up on a small farm in rural Carroll County, Indiana. The family of eight "made do" through those troubled times.

The picture is a copy of the snapshot my Pop carried with him while in the Pacific theater. It is my favorite.

She remains as beautiful to this day.

Happy Birthday Ma! I Love You more than I can say.


Taze me again bro, one more time bro, may I have another, bro?

Police: Willoughby man threw chair at officers, stunned three time - The News-Herald News : Breaking news coverage for Northern Ohio

What happened to a good ol' nightstick & blackjack beat down?

I know the LEO's of today are bound by a different set of ROE as years ago but this is pitiful. This guy needs a couple weeks in the hospital and about 5 to 7 at the local "institution".

My Pop always said, "don't be a smart ass" and "DO NOT fight with the cops".

Wise man, my Pop.


Running Into Hell

"Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. Just like I'd shoot a snake!"
General George S. Patton - (addressing to his troops before Operation Overlord) - 5th June 1944

Patton and his Third Army didn't make it to France until August of 1944 but his words I feel, pretty well express the overall intentions of the invasion of France on June 6th, 1944. Get it on, get it over and go the hell home!

It would be another year or so before it was over in Europe and many more would fall on the battlefields there. For thousands, home was by way of the Pacific.

God bless the hero's that answered the call.

May the fallen rest in eternal peace.


Peace Officers Memorial Day

In 1962, President Kennedy signed a Congressional resolution designating May 15th as the Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Take a moment today to remember the fallen officers and their families.

R.I.P. Officers.


(Photo is memorial in downtown Cleveland.)

American Thinker: Is America Conquered when the American Flag is 'Offensive'?

American Thinker: Is America Conquered when the American Flag is 'Offensive' ?

Californians were recently confronted with a sobering reality. Students at a large high school in the Morgan Hill district were told by school administrators that American flag tee shirts and other patriotic paraphernalia were not allowed, citing Cinco de Mayo as justification.

By John Griffing

Read the whole thing. We are being challenged on many fronts but this may be the most important one.


No Celebration Here!

Last week the "commies" had a great big "whoop dee doo" celebrating the fall of Saigon on
30-April-1975. The rest is history.

As for me, I'm still pissed off.

There are 58,261 reasons.

Never Forget!


Good on ya Arizona!

Arizona Governor Signs Tough Immigration Enforcement Bill

Me thinks the Mayor of Arizona just told the "Impudent ONE" to "suck it".

This might get interesting.

Imagine, making illegals illegal. The gall!


Amid cuts, Ohio judge tells citizens to carry guns

Amid cuts, Ohio judge tells citizens to carry guns

My Favorite Niece

My niece has been written up again in one of the Indy publications.

I recall her cooking as a very young child. Taught by my Sis, who prides herself in being able to lay out a mighty fine "spread" herself.

Erin cooks at the "R Bistro" in Indy.

Try it, you'll like it.



The Guru - Erin Kem

Erin blends the mind of a chef with the heart of a teacher, and brings both to her monthly gourmet cooking classes.

Happy New You - Indianapolis Monthly


It's winter in Ohio
And the gentle breezes blow,
70 miles per hour at 25 below!

Oh, how I love Ohio . When the snow's up to your butt;
You take a breath of winter air
And your nose is frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful,
I guess I'll hang around.
I could never leave Ohio
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground.

IRAN: 11-FEB-2010

The little one suit turd is up to no good. Now stepping up enrichment of his U stash.

I truly believe he needs a dose of reality. How about a sea of molten glass out where the camels roam. Just a nice cup of STFU and play nice or the next one is in your ear!

Have nice Sunday.


Refresher Course

Watch and then ponder what this fellow is talking about. It's no warning here! It's ongoing right before our eyes! Think about it.

Yes, it's an old clip. Been around for years but watch it again anyway.

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The State Of The CoOperative

Dr. Utopia, the Giver of Knowledge and Bringer of Light will soon address the "great unwashed".

Ho Hum. If you want me, I'll be in the basement.


From Andrew Sullivan's Place

Enjoy the darkness.



Women & children in distress. Many injured and dying.

I do not see the Haitian men. Where are their husbands & fathers to save them?


My "Man of the Year"

Hands down, it has to be "Sully".

By Joye Brown
January 16, 2009

There were 155 souls aboard Flight 1549. And every single one made it out.

It was a jaw-dropping achievement, by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who steered a crippled Airbus A320 in for a controlled belly flop in the Hudson River yesterday. An inspiring feat. One heck of a heartwarming story for a dreary winter day. Some reports suggested it may have been the first successful water landing of a crippled commercial airplane.

"The captain said, 'Brace for impact because we're going down,'" passenger Jeff Kolodjay, 31, of Norwalk, Conn., still wet below the knees of his pants, told reporters. Passengers put their heads down, and some prayed.

"It was intense. It was intense," Kolodjay said. "You've got to give it to the pilot. He made a hell of a landing."

Which qualifies as an understatement.

Sullenberger wasn't giving interviews yesterday. But I suspect he might shun the label of hero, and maybe even shrug. He was just doing his job, he might say, before going on to thank his crew for their professionalism, his passengers for their cooperation, and the rescuers who came to their aid.

He's an Air Force Academy graduate and once flew F-4 Phantom planes, joining US Airways in 1980.

Here, in part, is how Sullenberger himself describes his responsibilities on his resume:

"Brief crew on safety and security procedures and flight profile, ensuring all factors are currently and remain favorable for flight ... Act as Pilot-in-Command, In-flight Security Coordinator and final authority on all issues relating to safety of flight.

In short, the guy's a pro.

That's fine, but the fact remains that more than 60 tons of airplane left LaGuardia bound for Charlotte yesterday afternoon, carrying Kolodjay and his fishing buddies among its passengers. What happened to the engines is yet to be determined. Yesterday, authorities said a flock of birds may have caused engine failure.

And Sullenberger, during the critical last minutes when the plane remained airborne, made the plane succumb to his will. He did not land where people on the ground could be hurt. He kept the plane over water. And, eyewitnesses told reporters, he carefully piloted the plane down and into the Hudson, as smoothly as if he were landing on a runway.

Then, passengers said he checked the plane, which was taking on water, to make sure everyone had been rescued. He checked the plane twice.

He handled all of it with experience and skill. But there is something more. It's a calm that's almost otherworldly, and a preternatural cool-headedness. That's what the best pilots possess. No matter what happens. Even that's not always enough to save lives.

His success reminded me of my buddy, a former World War II pilot. He once told me about a time he and his squadron had to deliberately steer their planes into the Pacific because they didn't have enough fuel to make it back from a mission. They climbed out fast and bobbed in the water in small rafts, as the occasional enemy plane flew overhead, until they were rescued.

What happened to the planes?

"Oh, they sank," he told me.

"Weren't you scared?" I asked.

He laughed, hard, at the question.

"No," he said, "We were doing our job."
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