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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's Been Going On Around Here!

Besides a rather major home renovation project, and the normal garden chores, we've also been preparing for something very special.

The arrival of our milk cow!

She came with a two week old bull calf, we call Bubba.

We're all pretty excited, as y'all can probably imagine.

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Monday, March 23, 2009


An interesting situation has arisen in the aftermath of the shooting in Samson, Alabama.
A Federal law has been once again been violated.
The above picture, depicting Military Police from Fort Rucker, was taken the first night after the shooting.

A clause in the United States Code, the compilation of Federal law, known as the Constitution known as the "Posse Comitatus Act", states:
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order" on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States."
- from Wikipedia article

About a quarter of the way down this page you will find an interview with the provost marshall of Fort Rucker regarding this incident. (I do not guarantee it's authenticity, I would not be surprised if it was factual, but I was unable to find a reptable source on it.)

My opinion is that the officer just made a mistake in offering assistance when he did not have the jurisdiction to do that. The army has since launched an investigation of the incident, admitting that it was a "possible" violation of Federal law. It's clear that neither Alabama Governor Bob Riley nor President B. Hussein Obama gave permission for the MPs to go to Samson.

All this would have turned out differently if an armed individual had stopped the attacker, Michael McLendon.
I've read in several places that there were men who snatched up guns and rushed out to engage the killer, but he had already passed. Bruce Maloy, a native of the area, rammed McLendon's car at least once in an attempt to stop him. He was the last victim.

Too bad he apparently wasn't armed. This is the lesson of Mumbai,
Samson, Alabama and every other mass killing. The ONLY weapons that matter are the ones in the hands of the killers and the ones in the hands of the armed citizenry on the spot. The rifles, pistols and shotguns in the pickup lockbox, in the closet at home or locked up in the trunk are inconsequential. You must be prepared at an INSTANT'S notice to defend yourself, your family and your community. If by doing so you risk arrest by some 'roidal cop, so be it. If you don't, you'll have the rest of your life to regret your timidity and indecision -- whether that is two seconds or twenty years.

- Mike Vanderboegh

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Are You Prepared?

11 people dead.

And that's in a small south Alabama town.

Although this is a terrible tragedy, it didn't have to be. If there had been just one armed and trained individual to take on that guy, the loss of life would not have been so great and so devastating. This is yet another example of a wolf attacking the sheep with no sheepdog in sight.
How many more is it going to take? This is the second murder this week (not counting the shooting of the 16 students in Germany).
I heard on the radio that the murderer had been through officer training school, so he had above average training.

So what would you do if somebody walked up and started spraying lead?
Don't think, "it won't happen", because I guarantee you that's what those victims would have said if you had been able to warn them. They ended up being just that. Victims.

Ultimately, the situation is in God's hands, but that doesn't anull your Christian duty to be prepared to fight back against that individual who is trying to kill those around you.

The Shorter Catechism sums it up well in question 68:
Q.What is required in the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Godspeed The Plow!

Well, we started working on our garden last weekend. Already we've planted potatoes, lettuce and started some other things inside. All this means that I probably won't be able to post much in the near future.

Fair fa' ye

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

This Global Warming Is Killing Us!

This was the view we woke up to on Sunday morning.

It's this white stuff called snow.

My siblings had a great time playing in it

I'm soo gonna get you for taking my picture!

The night before, my little brother asked, "Dad, if it snows, can we get a Christmas tree?"

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What Part Of "Shall Not Be Infringed" Do They Not Understand?

I guess Patrick Henry assumed when he penned the second ammendment that "shall not be infringed" was pretty definite. He probably never dreamed that some of the highest judges in the land would have problems interpretating that.

Here's an excellent video a friend showed me the other day.

(hat tip Kyle B.)

To protect us from y'all... I couldn't have said it better.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. Prince

Eric Prince, founder and CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, has resigned.

This is sooo dissapointing! Blackwater is the last word in private military, and political incorrectness. I hope they continue to fight the way they always have.

"War means fightin' an' fightin' means killin'"
General Nathan Bedford Forrest

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