Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bullet Pen

I got a great early Christmas present from my wife - it's a pen made from two .308 Winchester cases. Talk about a "tactical" pen! The best part is that part of the price from each pen sold goes directly to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives scholarships to kids whose parents have died on Special Ops missions.

For more information, check out "Junior's Bullet Pens." I was surprised how reasonably priced they are - on sale for just $17! They even have wooden pens in all kinds of hardwoods if brass really isn't your thing. If you don't need a pen, you can still visit the SOWF website and make a donation to them if you'd like to. My boss, Pat, has been supporting them for years and speaks very highly of the charity.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Support Scouting!

My son is selling popcorn to raise money for his cub scout pack. If you'd like to purchase some, click here!

We have our son in Scouting because we want another way to instill strong character, confidence, and leadership skills in him while making new friends and having fun. Scouting is still conservative. They say the Pledge of Allegiance at every meeting and pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The boys learn to serve their community, learn valuable life lessons and skills, and have positive role models.

Some parents can't afford the uniform and the yearly dues, or to send their kids to summer camps. This is a great opportunity for them too. If you can help out, it would be great!

Trail's End makes some delicious popcorn snacks, and 70% of what you spend goes to the local pack, council and Scout rewards. If you feel like it, buy some popcorn today and support Scouting!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Let's Google That...

I read an interesting comment from an article at The Blaze on the Occupy Wall Street silliness. The commenter, RangerP, suggested googling images for the "tea party movement" and then compare them to how the liberal Dems and lamestream media describe them. It sounds like a great idea, so let's try it.

Click here to google images for "tea party movement." I took the liberty of downloading the first four links that had pictures of people. Look at all those fascist, racist hate-mongers! You can tell by the way they dress and the horrible masks and the obscene signage that they want to destroy our American way of life and murder people in their beds!

The lamestream media and left-wing Democrats are showing us their true colors. They will stop at nothing to hold on to power. They will smear, defame, and outright lie to make their opponents look bad. This display of their lack of character shows just how unqualified they are to hold public office.

The next election is going to get ugly, no matter who we nominate, so let's nominate the best people for the job. Don't hold back on showing the world who these people are, always with the truth, always with respect, but giving no quarter and expecting none (because none will be given). The Tea Party and true conservatives must continue to maintain the moral high ground.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forget

As Christians, we must forgive.
As Americans, we can never forget.
As a Nation, we must have justice.

My deepest gratitude to all who have served since 9/11. May the Lord protect you and your families and give you courage, strength and the will to go on.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Our Runaway Government

Today's Wall Street Journal reports that the Federal Government has raided Gibson Guitar plants in Nashville and Memphis. Was it the DEA looking for drug dealers? Nope. Border patrol pursuing undocumented workers? Nope. Homeland Security uncovering a terrorist plot or the FBI taking down an organized crime syndicate? Wrong again. Would you believe the US Fish and Wildlife Service was looking for illegal ebony - as in wood - lumber - fret board material. USFWS confiscated several pallets of wood, despite Gibson's documentation that the wood was purchased from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier (they were trying to comply with a maze of laws restricting illegal forestry products from abroad). The article goes on to explain not to take your 1920's vintage Martin guitar made of Brazilian Rosewood out of the country - US Customs will take it from you for transporting illegal "flora and fauna" across international lines.

In June, the Department of Education Office of the Inspector General (OIG) RAIDED A HOME, SWAT style, over unpaid student loans. What the heck is the Department of Education doing with an armed SWAT team? Aren't crimes like fraud and embezzlement the FBI's jurisdiction?

I'm paying taxes for this?

I'm looking forward to November 2012. This government is out of control, and it's not just the Wood Nazis at US Fish and Wildlife and Customs. EPA, Education, Energy, BATFE: shut 'em down, fire the bulk of them from the top down and then take the few necessary remaining parts (if you can find any) and put them elsewhere.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sara Palin Rides Again

So how is Palin responsible for the actions of a bunch of rabid reporters scurrying around trying to get a hasty photo or a selective sound bite? They complain of being treated like paparazzi when that is exactly the way they are acting! The reporters are responsible for their own actions and their own safety. They're grownups (well, sort of) with driver's licenses. If they get in a wreck because they're too busy watching the star-spangled bus and not what's going on around them, it's their own fault.

The other rabid bunch are the ones who froth at the mouth at the mere mention of Palin's name (both reporters and readers). Rational thought goes out the window, and they spew, regurgitate and believe every vicious lie and rumor. Using the image of the flag for personal gain is a federal offense! She's going to cause a wreck! She snuck out the back door of the hotel and we couldn't get a picture! Waaahhhh! She had the Down's baby just for the publicity of it. Trig is really Bristol's baby, fathered by Todd! She's getting divorced! She wants to ban books! She's a wacko religious fundamentalist! She's into witchcraft! She's done porn! She hates Jews! This one is priceless: she's starting all these rumors herself to generate sympathy and get elected!

I haven't decided if it's one of the funniest things I've ever seen, or one of the saddest. Personally, I think she's a strong, wise, classy lady who loves her country and is tired of taking crap from the mainstream media. She's also one of the most powerful people in Republican politics today. Even if she doesn't run, her endorsement will probably launch someone into the nomination. Love her or hate her, Sarah Palin is changing the way politics is done in this country, and that's a good thing.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jesus is Risen!

We woke up to a blanket of fresh, spring snow! The world is white, fresh, and clean. Easter in Colorado never fails to disappoint!

Today we celebrate that Jesus, the long-awaited Jewish Messiah rose from the dead on a Sunday morning almost 2,000 years ago. The Resurrection changed everything! Eleven disappointed, doubting, scared, heart-broken disciples, greeted by Mary's unbelievable news, were transformed in a short time into fearless, unwavering, bold apostles, sent into the world with the Good News that sinful men can be redeemed and transformed. Jesus' Resurrection validated all that He ever taught and did. It was the final proof that He was the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity.

In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul, another eyewitness to the Risen Messiah, wrote that if Jesus had not risen, Christians would be the most pitiful people on earth, lying about God, without hope, lost and foolish. (Funny how many think that way anyway!) Christianity would have died before it was born. The disciples would have gone back to fishing, farming and tax collecting, and all would have been forgotten. Instead, 10 of the 11 died martyrs' deaths and the 11th, John was imprisoned for his faith. All died courageously testifying that they had seen Jesus alive after He was crucified.

Flavius Josephus, the Jewish General who tried unsuccessfully to defend Jerusalem from the Romans in AD 70, became a historian and wrote about Jesus and the early Christians. Tacitus, a first century Roman historian also wrote about the beliefs of the early Christians. Neither one was a Christian, and both were critical of the early Christians, but they both verify Jesus' existence and the belief of early Christians that He was the Jewish Messiah, that he performed miracles and that he rose from the dead.*

The Resurrection changes everything. Because of it, Christians know that Jesus is God, that everything He taught is true, that there is salvation in no other name, that Christians who have died will rise again, and that we do not have to fear death, because Jesus conquered both sin and death, and will give eternal life to any who trust in Him for salvation. Let the critics try and say He never existed. Let atheists and agnostics question the reliability of the Scriptures. Let a sinful world reject the Gospel because accepting it would take away the pleasure (and pain) of their sin. I know that my Redeemer lives! It's like a bright, white, fresh, snowy morning in the mountains. Freedom is a wonderful thing. The Resurrection changes everything!

* While I have little doubt that the Testimonium Flavianum was altered by later Christian editors, the core message from Josephus, believable as a Jew writing on the subject, was that the earliest believers held as fact that Jesus was the Messiah, did miracles, was crucified on a Roman cross and rose from the dead on the third day.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hero Facing Possible Charges

Just to show you how insane New York City has become, a heroic school safety agent who picked up a fallen police officer's gun and defended the officer and others in the store from 5 criminals, exchanging gun fire and driving them off, is facing possible gun charges because he is not licensed to carry a gun. Liberals want us to be just like Europe. Well, they're accomplishing it. This is just like the United Kingdom, where defending yourself against armed criminals can get you in trouble with the law.

This kind of reaction from the authorities only exacerbates the problem of people who just walk on by others in need. In New York City, the brave hero might find him or herself in legal trouble for doing the right thing. Shame on the people of New York City for allowing their elected officials to strip them of their God-given rights. Shame on all of us if we allow it to happen where we live.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Pink Equalizer

How does a 25 year old, 110 pound beauty queen defend herself against a burly, 42 year old career criminal? She uses a .38 caliber pink equalizer. Her fiance said she wasn't a very good shot at the range, but apparently she was good enough to stop the bad guy after he invaded their home, dragged her upstairs and beat up her fiance who tried to defend her. That gave her time to retrieve her pink equalizer and defend them from this monster.
Good girl. Now go back to the range and get some more practice!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gun Control for Everyone!

In my reading today, I stumbled across a great article in the Washington Times, entitled, "A Gun Control Compromise for Everyone" by Eric Golub. It is an excellent, ironic proposal for a compromise everyone, liberals and conservatives, can agree on. Liberals do not want guns, so fine, do not allow liberals to have them. Conservatives want guns, so allow them to have all of them. Everyone gets what they want. Check out the article. You'll be smiling by the end.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Salute To A Hero

At 84 years old, WWII hero Ted Gundy is still one of the best in the world. This is an amazing, touching video.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Our Budget Ideas

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) sent out an email today asking for "Your Budget Ideas." This is what I sent him, not that I am expecting him to listen.
Senator Bennet,

Thank you for soliciting our comments on the budget. If you listen to them, we can stop the looming economic disaster. As you know, we are rapidly approaching the point where we will no longer even be able to pay the interest on the national debt. The President has submitted a budget, which, like most politicians seeking re-election, postpones the necessary pain of extreme cost-cutting until after the next election. Worse, rather than cutting the budget and reducing the deficit, he is continuing his runaway deficit spending. Yes, he inherited a budget deficit from his over-spending predecessor, but rather than bandage the wound and stop the bleeding, President Obama has cut even deeper and opened up an artery. In just his first two years, he took us farther in debt than all previous administrations combined! It took George Bush a full 8 years to accomplish the same task!

Government spending is out of control. It is time for courageous politicians to admit to the people that we are in serious trouble and make deep, painful cuts. Cut up the government credit card. No more debt! Eliminate unconstitutional programs and agencies. Seek and destroy government waste. End wasteful earmarks. The Republican promise of $100 billion in cuts is not even enough, when the President is planning another $1.38 TRILLION in deficit spending (and adding $7.2 TRILLION over 10 years). Please stop putting bandaids on arterial bleeding. Have the courage to make real, significant cuts, balance the budget, and start paying of the national debt.

If you don't, the next step is for the rest of the world to end the dollar's status as the world reserve currency, resulting in the collapse of the dollar and massive inflation. What was once whispered in dark corners of the Internet is now being reported on CNN and Fox News. We can't ignore the debt any longer. DO SOMETHING AND DO IT NOW! Please!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A True Hero

When the horrible shooting in Tuscon happened, an armed citizen, Joe Zamudio, was next door in Walgreens. Here is the story in his words:

Note that without special military or police training, he was able to rapidly assess the situation and took the appropriate action. Even though he was momentarily confused about who the real shooter was, he didn't shoot the wrong person; in fact, he didn't even draw. Mr. Zamudio is a true American hero. He proves that an average citizen, carrying a concealed weapon, can make the right decision and make a difference within precious seconds, even though the police are only minutes away.