Sunday, July 31, 2016

London Has Fallen

Perhaps.  We shall see and I think soon in a post.  I'm referring to the current Gerard Butler flick.

It's a great rollicking 90 minute adventure/action ride.

The premise is some tango goes psycho and plots the downfall of Western civilization re murdering world leaders in London at the funeral of the British Prime Minister. 

Butler reprises his role as the Secret Service agent in charge of personally watching over the President played by Aaron Eckhart.  Morgan Freeman repeats his role as Veep and several others as staff/cabinet.

It has a message in the ravioli re patriotism and the fidelity of keeping oaths.  When the Pres is captured and tortured, the tangos ask if he has last words.  He recites his Oath of Office.  Oddly he's cut off before he mentions 'constitution'. 

It does show the length and depth the SS is supposed to go re protection.  Markedly one of the Marine 1,2,3 choppers takes a stinger for the head guy.

I know it's a flick.  But I like the extent Butler's character goes to protect the POTUS.  Innocents are always tragically sadly murdered.  And it is a lesson for all.

Warfare is brutal and total.  Nothing is spared here.  Yes it shows collateral damage. I was touched by the white rose and the blood drop.  See the movie as to why.

Criticism is simple.  No mention of Islam, nor jihad.  It's all personal.  That's bs.  Now yes there may be some bloodline vendetta.  But the main emphasis is the distorted view of a god demanding murder.

I love the part where Butler's character is wailing on the jihadist son.  He says it's not a flag, nor building nor even one person.  And that the tangos have been at murdering us for a long time.  But 1,000 years from now we will predominate!

That's something we must remember.  Our loyalty is to the Constitution.  NOT to a person etc.

Freedom is never free.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Knowing Jack

I've been called a jack of all trades.  Perhaps.  I've known several.

Due to elicitation/HUMINT I'm refraining from specific people and their abilities.  But nonetheless, we are blessed in these united States with many 'jacks/jills'.

I have had many jobs, met many people.  I can identify with many ways of life.  Rich poor blue/white collar and an ability to talk with almost anyone.

It is an inability with most liberals/progressives/collectivists.  Ivory towers are disguised with mud-slinging. 

Psychopaths/sociopaths are unable to relate.  They only stir discord and hope people are stupid/na├»ve enough to swallow the poison. 

Myself and my Dad, my father in-law etal have/had that ability to relate to many.  it is passed onto the kids.

Such skills are not only an experience of jobs.  The jobs experience you.

Master of one -s-.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Grandma's Shillelagh

Not mine.  It's Ruthie's Grandma.  She was Irish and a short wisp of a woman, I'm told.  I've also been told she was feisty and didn't tolerate fools.

She didn't go around willy nilly clubbing folks.  But she was more than ready to defend herself.  Thus, she was left alone.  Imagine a short old lady hobbling down the street.  Someone approaches with ill intent.  Suddenly her 'cane' rears up, smashing a hand.  You get it -s-.

Look up the history of shillelaghs.  There is martial art involved from our Irish friends.  A symbol of Ireland, it is legendary and still carried by some troops.

Grandma S was a symbol of Freedom herself.  She was independent and rankled when put upon.  If you left her alone, she didn't mess with you.  The opposite was true too -s-.

So my short short post should be obvious.

Walk softly and carry a shillelagh.

Pass it along.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Ifs Ands Buts

Slightly more flowery way to say excuses, conditions.

One of the current examples are politicians saying they back, support etc the Second Amendment, but.  Then they list the infringements.

If you compromise, accede, it becomes death by inches, incrementalism.  They don't want to take your guns etc.  It's masked collectivist doublespeak which mean they are taking a bit at a time.  Accede also means to enter a high office or position.  Bribery?  Just look at Congress.

And adds egregious terms to something already simple and obvious.  Gun laws and misinterpretations of The BoR come to mind.

There are no excuses, in spite of all the finger pointing and obfuscation during this convention week.

We are soon to see truth vs lies, reality vs fiction, with lots of opportunity for self examination.

NO ifs, ands or buts.  Face it.