Rules for Rulers

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

Friday, August 26, 2005

Donna Frye and the moonbats

Da Goddess has a post regarding an appearance by Donna Frye, mayoral candidate for San Diego, at a speech being given by Maxine Waters M-LA (Moonbat-Los Angeles). Da Goddess points out that this type of support by a mayoral candidate in a military town is political suicide. I'm sure her core supporters will "forgive" her. The rest of us are wondering what she's been smoking down there in Ocean Beach. By associating with these people, Donna has shown her spots. No, not the ones from too much sun. So much for running as a moderate Ms Frye.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Michael Yon Again

Riveting reading about a battle in Mosul. Hugh Hewitt is reading this post over the radio right now. I read it before lunch and got in trouble for being late. It was too good to stop. Thanks to the men of Deuce Four and their leader LTC Kurilla. Your sacrafice is appreciated by the silent majority. Heal quickly. May all of the terrorist/insurgents become eunichs like this one. The sad thing about this story is that the guy that shot LTC Kurilla was a prisoner of the coalition that had been recently released.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Didn't know about this

Thoughts by Seawitch is posting about a plot by Al Qeada to poison the UK parliment with Sarin gas. British intelligence picked up on it via email messages between the plotters. Interesting... I'm glad the Brits are on top of things. I hope our team in on their A game as well.

New York Times bias again

Mustang 09 of Six More Months has a good post on how he would report the same story that the NY times headlined. He admits int the post that his headline is biased but at least he discloses it. My lovable liberal in-laws (you know who you are) take the NY Times as gospel. It fits within their worldview. Anyway, read the post. The guy has a great blog.

Here is an excerpt:
"This headline in the NYTimes caught my eye : U.S. Struggling to Get Soldiers Updated Armor. This is the opening sentence:For the second time since the Iraq war began, the Pentagon is struggling to replace body armor that is failing to protect American troops from the most lethal attacks by insurgents.Now I would hate to accuse the “newspaper of record” of displaying bias in it’s reporting, but it would have been equally as accurate to say this: U.S. upgrading Body Armor to protect servicemembers. For the second time since the Iraq war began, the Pentagon is upgrading what is already the best body armor in the world to further protect American troops. The current armor, which has saved countless soldiers lives, is being upgraded with better protective inserts, in response to the increased lethality of insurgent attacks, primarily from weapons being provided to the insurgents by Iran."

Monday, August 22, 2005

Michael Yon Update

Michael Yon has bad news from Iraq. Lt Col Kurilla, a real hero, has been wounded. I don't have more information than that at this time. Michael has promised updates as he can release them. These guys go into harms way for a mission that they believe in. I support them and their mission. They bleed and die for us and our freedom. My prayers are with 4 Duece. Send some their way.

Update: Blackfive has an update on Lt Col Kurilla's condition. It looks like he's going to be okay. I know he wants to get back to his men so I wish him a speedy recovery.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Captain V - New Blogger

Captain V is a new blogger from the intelligence community. He only has two posts but there is some substance there. Check it out. (h/t Roger L Simon).

Update: Captain V is not a new blogger but has a new blog. His old blog is here. I apologize for my confusion but both names are similar and there are only two posts on his new blog. I guess the new blog is a more serious commentary on the Intelligence Community (IC has he calls it).

Update II: Captian V is shutting down the He says that it's too difficult to run two blogs. I understand. It's diffucult enough to have one and keep it current.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Russian Sub Crew Safe

SMASH is reporting that the Russian sub crew that was stuck at 600 feet off of the coast of Russia has surfaced and that the crew of 7 is safe and sound. I've been following this story since it was reported on Friday. I have a few friends that are former submariners and know what a finger nail biter this was. I'm happy that they're safe. They were very lucky. Their comrades on the Kursk were not so lucky.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Froggy Turns 1

Froggy Ruminations turns 1 tomorrow. Stop by and say Happy Birthday... Blogday? Anyway, congratulations Froggy.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Me and My M1A - Range Report

I went with my brother to the club that I joined two years ago up in Escondido, CA. I wanted to try out my M1A/M14 and some "new" Argentine Surplus 7.62 ammo. I also wanted to sight in my Eotech 552. Both were great. The Argentine ammo was excellent and seemed to be more accurate than the Australian surplus that's been going around, at least from the bench. I shot consistently low and to the right with the Eotech at 50 yards. Time ran out and I could not calibrate it out completely. The groups were 2 to 3 inches consistently at 50 yards.

We also shot with iron sites out at 100 yards. I'm always amazed how accurate the rifle is when I can barely see the target. I'll take my camera out next time and get some pics.

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