Rules for Rulers

A commentary on the Constitution, the 2nd Ammendment and life in general.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rid the World

First time in a long time.  I just wanted to share Froggy's post on about Ty Woods widow's eulogy.  God speed Mr. Woods.  You're a hero to many.

I had the privilege of attending Ty Woods' funeral this morning at the North Island Naval Air Station Chapel in Coronado.  Ty and Glen Doherty are former SEALs and State Department contractors who came to the aid of the US Ambassador to Libya during the attack on the Benghazi Consulate.  Ty and Glen were not assigned to the Ambassador's security detail.  However, when the attack against the Consulate came, they ran toward the sound of gunfire and and defended the facility and the Ambassador for several hours against a numerically superior assault force, and went out like rock stars after planting dozens of those scumbags.
Ty's widow, Dorothy, delivered an inspiring eulogy with more grace, poise, and fervor than I have ever witnessed from the spouse of a fallen warrior.  I wish I had the entire thing on tape, as it should be read by the nation on the anniversary of 9/11 next year.  Here are two quotes that I will never forget.
"It is easy to write a book about being a Navy SEAL, but it is very hard to write an obituary for one."
"To all the Operators here today I give you this charge: Rid the world of those savages.  I'll say it again, RID THE WORLD OF THOSE SAVAGES!"

Monday, April 07, 2008

RIP Mr Heston

Stolen shamelessly from Grim:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

LT G Can Write

Hat tip to Blackfive for pointing me here. Lt G from Kaboom: A Soldier's War Journal has excellent writing skills. Here's a sample but I suggest you go over there and read it yourself.

I didn’t want to spend the next decade at Fort Leavenworth cutting stone, and certainly didn’t want any of my men to do that, either. Maybe that’s what would have happened if I had ordered them to shoot then. Maybe not. Anything now is just surmising, reflecting back with the benefit of hindsight on decisions made in mere seconds during a black tempest of confusion. We employed proper rules of engagement, just like we’re taught to by the Army lawyers hired to teach us how to avoid jail-time and war crimes and sensationalized scandals reported by a clueless, leaching mass media to an equally clueless public addicted to shock and awe. For every Abu-Ghraib there are hundreds of stories like this; unreported acts of trepidation brought on by the castigation of our combat operations in the name of nation building.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Danes in Afghanistan

Here's a couple of youtube clips of the Danish forces in Afghanistan. They are fighting a hot war and their contribution is appreciated. Brazo Zulu.

With English subtitles:

With a music track in Dutch:

No English at all:

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jeff Beck and Tal Wilkenfeld

This is an amazing video of one of the best guitarist, Jeff Beck, and a new to me talent, Tal Wilkenfeld. She is just amazing on bass. Her album is pretty good too. Check her out on myspace. Check out this Jeff Beck classic from the Crossroads festival.

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Mark Steyn on McCain

NRO has a great little snippet from Mark Steyn. I especially liked this part:

As for his line about "some greedy people on Wall Street who need to be punished", aside from being almost entirely irrelevant to the subject under discussion (the subprime "crisis"), it reveals, I think, one of the most unpleasant aspects of McCain. For a so-called "maverick", he's very comfortable with the application of Big Government power, and the assumption of Big Government virtue. Undoubtedly there are "greedy people on Wall Street". Why should he and his chums be the ones who decide whether they need to be "punished"? If greed is to be punishable, why doesn't he start with a pilot program applied to, say, the United States Senate and report back to us in five years how that's going?

The wolves are guarding the hen house...

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Marines!

Living in San Diego, we have lots of Marines around here. They are quality people and good neighbors to San Diego. Happy Birthday to the Corps and many more.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Shirley Katz - My Kind of Teacher

This story will probably be making the rounds in the MSM soon. Shirley Katz, a teacher in Medford, Oregon, is challenging her school districts policy banning firearms. She has a concealed carry permit. The link I provided is from MSNBC and is pretty fair to her story. I expected breathless reporting about a gun nut. We'll see how the story progresses.

She is afraid of her ex-husband and of a Columbine type of event. Statistically, she is probably right in fearing her ex. I support her argument.

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