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  Landscape Is it a red star, rising over an alien world, or is it the Sun, trying to burn through cloud cover at the White Wolf Mine? Yes, you know the answer, photo taken from my deck. I just couldn't capture the weirdness digitally. But trust me, it looked weird. The first winter storm is coming. We expect rain but Colorado wil...

Twisted Tuesday

  Fill in the Blanks -Yes, Trump knew Epstein. He admitted it himself. There are photos of them, standing together together before 2003. -In 2004 Trump not only barred Epstein from Mar-a-lago estate, he also placed a bid on property (and won) in Palm Beach that Epstein was looking to purchase. -In 2005 Trump revealed ...

Keeping It Real

  Ridin' the Rope   The Gathering Storm A British Mk. VIB light tank crew exchanges greetings with a French peasant during the “Phoney War” or “Sitzkrieg.” 1939.   From the News San Francisco gym owners livid after discovering gyms in government buildings have been opened for months (Washington Examiner) G...

Manic Monday

Housekeeping - Calling out a typo. Several of you call out typos in comments. That's cool and I can and will fix them with edit functions. Sometimes when I create blog posts, I'm jet lagged. Sometimes it's just late at night and sometimes I'm distracted while I type by phone calls or people. Keeping the blog going is a bit of a chore at times. A...


  Sword Song How Many of you? Would like to take on this shield wall? If you don't understand what a shield wall is, you could look it up or just take a step back. As for me, my gladius is sharp as an ex-wife's tongue and I'd travel at my own expense. I'd explain how much their lives mean to me. We just need to disable the local cell tow...

Sunday Sermonette

  The Obama-Biden Plan Barack's White House had a love affair with Iran. It was a dangerous thing because the shot callers in Iran are evil men who wrap themselves in the vernier of faith. They use religion as a mechanism to control a population and bend them to their will. I am most profoundly thankful for President Trump's reversal ...

The Daisy Chain

Leap Frog I spend at least four hours a day on the phone for work. I talk to people and they talk to me. I've noticed an international trend and I've bounced it off some people. The most colorful response to my request about Biden's Handlers was, "It's like nude leap-frog day at the queer bathhouse." People hopeful of gaining benefits from a Bid...

It’s the Weekend

  They Called Him "Baldy" Lt. General Richard S. Ewell, C.S.A., fought under General Stonewall Jackson and General Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War/War of Northern Aggression/War of the Rebellion - photo c. 1865   Guns and Pills So if the government was to use your tax dollars to purchase a firearm for yo...

Tanks – for the memories

Type 99 (China)   Leopard 2 A4 (Greece)   Leopard 2 A7 (Denmark)   The Hotchkiss H-35 Tank Hotchkiss H35 tanks in service with the 7. SS-Freiwilligen Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen" in the Balklans, 1941.   LeClerc (France)   Europe - 242 AD Gordian III’s Persia...


  Boat Shots, Glory Shots etc. Every time I look at these photos, I resolve to go out and buy a civilian RIB for use on the larger Arizona lakes.  No, those lakes are not the ocean, but I don't need a 28' RIB either. Yes, Fredd, I know, BOAT means, "break out another thousand".   Train-Train-Train Bac...

Happy Birthday

It's the only flag flying on the Moon...   US Marine Colonel Francis Fenton conducting the funeral of his son Private First Class Mike Fenton, near Shuri, Okinawa, May 1945.   Deeds are no less valiant because they go unpraised.

This and That

  What are the most realistic War Movies of all time? I think that Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan (produced at about the same time) were both great Army films.  Das Boot, was a great Navy film as was The Enemy Below. The Thin Red Line (Army on Guadalcanal) was also good if you fast forwarded through the BS. The Beast (Rus...

Trump’s Fault

  Russia-Russia-Russia You'd think that the Democrats could come up with something better than that, because as soon as the COVID scam, or the impeachment scam, or the Mueller Report, or the riots begin to fail, it's the fall-back. And CNN/MSNBC and the rest of the lying scum in the mainstream media begin to spit out the same old tire...


  Context I have always been fascinated by maps of all sorts. If I was young again, maybe I would have gone to work for the US National Geospacial Intelligence Agency. It used to be the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (stood up in 1996), working closely with the National Reconnaissance Office, the part of CIA that managed satellites....

September Thoughts

It's Taco Tuesday   The Bouncing Ball The National Basketball Association recently suspended its season. At the time, the reason given seemed plausibly justified, given the emergence of COVID-19 and that several players in the league have now tested positive. However, it has been confirmed by anonymous sources that a league shutdo...

It’s a New Month

September 1, 1939, Invasion of Poland, World War II began. This day in history. France declared war after Germany invaded Poland. There was a Pact in place where the UK and France guaranteed Poland against foreign invasion. The French pact was weak but the British were heavily obligated. France did declare war agai...


  They're out There... It’s official, the Pentagon has a task force dedicated to studying UFOs. Whether they ever get to the lizard wearing a Hillary suit or not is anyone's guess. But once they're identified, the task force will move on.   Alaska is HUGE Alaska Superimposed on the Lower 48-Stretches from coast t...

“Every Blade of Grass”

  Coldstream Guards Regiment There is a good history clip here. The 'star and garter', left, is the regimental crest, worn on hardware on dress uniforms. As an infantry unit, I have no idea how they compare to other modern regiments in the British Army. Is there a selection process to become a grenadier guard or a Coldstreamer? Are gu...

Do it …for me

  Please read The City of Brass one more time. I don't care if you have it memorized.    

Medusa and Memes

  Medusa (if things had gone differently for Perseus) Medusa carries Perseus' head low, at her side, and not aloft in triumph. This is not a self-aggrandizing hero lauding her great deed. This is a woman who wanted to be left alone. (Luciano Garbati, 2008) I expect that Perseus commented that Medusa had put on a few pounds...