Category Archives: Op-Ed

An Update on ‘The Velvet Glove Slips’…

Posted here.

Over at Knuckle Draggin, there’s an interesting post titled, ‘A True Dictator,’ on the same subject. The source article is a site called, ‘The Bridge:  Michigan’s Nonpartisan, Non-Profit News Source.’

What’s interesting about the piece is not so much the article, but the comments.  Reason?  Because it gives Michiganders are really clear picture of what the left’s factual knowledge base on ‘the law’ and constitutional principles are.  Suffice it to say, we have commies galore here.  I’d say about half the state.  Maybe more.

Let that sink in for a minute.  If SHTF (and with Whitmer doing her level best to permanently cripple the economy to further her Vice Presidential dreams it most likely will right before or right after the November election), one of every two people are going to want either cheer or do what’s been going on in Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Atlanta, and last night, Chicago.  And there are simply not enough police in and around our major cities to stand between them and you if you live inside their confines, or in the suburbs.   I’ve talked to a few police officers, and many have one foot out the door, and another on a banana peel, so to speak.  Their issue is ‘qualified immunity,’ which there is a movement to rescind.  If that occurs, a HUGE percentage of police are going to walk off the job because they won’t have special protection and civil and criminal litigation.

So, add the inflated percentage of infection rates (testing is NOT accurate, admitted to by the medical community), the now admitted COVID money to hospitals for postive diagnosis, the extremely low fatality rate here in Michigan, the logistics chain getting weaker (evidence in many, many stores), the governor threatening to not open schools, close down various industries, and reinstate the total lockdown if the state doesn’t follow her edicts, and we have a real recipe for ‘bad things’ to happen here.

I hope it doesn’t; I hope the governor loses her power through all the signatures on the petition to limit it as well as the petition to rescind the 1945 law she’s using to keep extending the ‘state of emergency.’  I hope whoever replaces her when she’s voted out of office is a constitutionally minded person who believes in limited government.   I kinda doubt it though, as there are WAY too many entitlement addicted people of all ethnicities in the state.


What “Saving Privat Ryan” did for WWII Vets, “The Outpost” does for Afghanistan Vets…

The US Army set up an Operatiing Base in the bottom of a valley surrounded by cliffs inhabited by the Taliban.  I have no words….except watch it.

Here’s the historical description from the National Medal of Honor Museum:

Here’s the movie:

Worth the time – men like this is why ANTIFA, BLM, BAMN, and NFAC will never take our country out.

Special Endorsement: Intention Pens

I don’t usually endorse products; they’re few and far between.  This, however, is an exception.  Intention Pens are decidedly for the discriminating writer who appreciates quality!  I’ve known the proprietor for 40 years  – he’s a master craftsman, and ‘quality’ is his only requirement.  Not only is the fit and finish world class, but the cartridge inserted writes like very slick glass.  I’ve got a Waterman that doesn’t write as nicely, and Watermans’ are expensive!!

This picture below is my second pen from; I like the Ebony wood and either the chrome or gun metal finish.  It goes with everything.  Except, of course, my camouflage kit.  I have stuck it in a  blouse pocket though, and it stays hid and protected.    Typically, I’ve taken the pen with me to client meetings with an old fashioned note book, and it gets noticed.  

Now here’s the BIG news!  They’ve got a 25% off sale going on right now!  So, check out the site linked above, and get a couple of them.  One for you and one for someone you really like who deserves a great gift!

Disclaimer:  I get absolutely nothing for endorsing the pen; I just know quality when I see and use it, so get yours today!

Fred Markert: Only ONE Way to Save America from Collapse

Which is imminent.  Take the hour it’ll cost you to watch the  complete video.  Time well spent.  Forewarned is forearmed.  In fact, you can listen to it while you clean your rifles and pistols after a range session.

Link works; won’t embed, so click the link.

This is Why You Keep Shooting Until the Threat Changes Shape or Catches Fire…

As is getting more and more usual these days, H/T to Wirecutter, as he seems to find the most interesting and relevant videos to post.  Really, if you’re not going there on a daily basis, you’re missing out on some great posts and some really funny posts!

This one is about if one might survive three 5.56NATO rounds to the chest.  Now, admittedly, this is with assumed M193 55gr FMJ, which a lot of people still use.  It is NOT Federal MSR (a superb round) or M855 (which is not quite as fast as the M193) or a 62gr OTM, all of which would most likely have catastrophic results.  The point?  Hit your target and hit it again.  Until it stops moving.  Watch.

BLOAT (Buy Lots of Ammo Today)

This is NOT, “Crying Wolf”…

We don’t have a lot of time left to get our collective $h!t together.  One only needs to peruse the news on a daily basis to see our country as a whole, our state, and our local areas are about to be swallowed up by the communist agitation that is non-stop.  Most of us who watch are the ‘worker bees’, doing our jobs, raising our kids, and trying to do the ‘right thing’ by being good neighbors and quiet, law abiding citizens.

We have to discard the ‘normalcy bias’ and I mean RFN.  These are NOT normal times, these are NOT normal circumstances, and the Republic, that Benjamin Franklin admonsihed that we had, “if we could keep it,” is about to physically, culturally, and economically die a very painful death.

An aside:  Those of you who claim that Rome took hundreds of years to fall, which it did, do not take into account the speed given to events by way of technology.  We are moving at light speed in comparison to Rome regarding it’s fall.

Without fail, you must not only consider, but act.  You must stock up on anything you know (not think) you will need to care for yourself, your family, and your local AO now.  Supplies have dwindled VERY fast, and things like ammo, viable weapons, and so forth, are at their lowest supply EVER in our history.  My Glock 19 Gen 3 cost me less than $400, shipped, with 3 mags less than 3 years ago.  Try to get that price now, if you can find one.  9mm Federal HST just a year ago cost me .39 per round for 1000  rounds.  Try to find that now; you’re going to pay .90 a round or more if you can find it.  Same with .45 ACP.

Lets’ look at food – prices are up 50% in the last 5 months.  Sure, blame it on the ‘scamdemic’ because that part is true.  Guess what?  The ‘scamdemic’ is NEVER going to be over!  Not until every single American is shot up full of toxic vaccines that haven’t been proven.  That means that the supply chain for meat, poultry, pork, vegetables, and all sorts of sundry goods is going to contract, slowly at first, like it is now, and then more quickly.  In the foreseeable future, you will see people standing in line at empty stores when the government protected shipments arrive to get their ‘ration.’  Mark my words.

And I hear people worried about their sons and daughters not being able to go to the frickin’ prom!  Trust me,  they don’t need a stretch limo, a tux, or a formal gown to lose their cherry – chances are it’s loooooooonnnnnnnngggg gone!  Did that offend you?  Too damn bad!  We’re talking about surviving this revolution against our country!  If I were a parent with a ripe, 16 or 17 year old daughter, I’d be planning on how to save her from becoming a NFAC/BLM/BAMN play thing, not about her prom.  Speaking of those groups, they have plainly made their case that this is about skin color and taking what they believe is theirs by entitlement.  Just ask, “Grandmaster Jay.”

Get as much ammo as you can.  Now.  Practice.  Now.   Once it goes kenitic, all you’re going to get is OJT.  And when THAT happens, you’ll know you didn’t practice enough when you get drilled in the ass.

More and more at my range I see ‘gansta’ type blacks practicing.  True honesty here:  I also see blacks who are workers like me, worried about keeping their families and selves safe.  The gangsta types can’t shoot to save their asses, at least not yet, and don’t like seeing the old man doing head shots at 25 meters with an old M9.  Or a Glock 41. Or whatever I’m shooting that day.

So, call me a ‘racissss’ if you want, but I see the time growing very, very short, and if you don’t want to end up like the jpeg below, you need to get your ass in gear.

Just sayin’….

Me?  I’m going to the range as long as I can.  Every week.