Obnoxious Droppings

A Former Sgt in the US Marines, US Army and Australian Federal Police - With an Attitude Problem - Looking at the Shits & Giggles of life from a Quasi-Conservative Point of View * * * WARNING! STRONG LANGUAGE FOLLOWS! * * *

11 November, 2008

Veterans Day

Today is a day for peace and reflection for myself and all my brother and sister Veterans, past or present, and to celebrate the lives of those who gave all in defence of our Nation.

I wish you all peace, and tolerate those who say, "Happy Veterans Day" - they do not know better but at least they remember.

And if the reflection starts to get too much, go mow the lawn or something.


10 November, 2008

Attitude Check

I got the following from a friend who's brother is a Disabled Vet. By what I was told he wrote this, but if that's incorrect I'll give the deserving citation to it when I get it:

I think says it all:

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values; we have exploited the poor and called it the Lottery; we have rewarded laziness and called it welfare; we have killed our unborn and called it choice; we have shot abortionists and called it justifiable; we have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem; we have abused power and called it politics; we have coveted our neighbors possessions and called it ambition; we have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression; we have ridiculed the time honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

There's a little more but that's the general content of the prayer that Paul Harvey aired on his radio program. The political fools as well as all the SOCIAL TRASH that are the ones that voted Obama into office should remember this: If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.



Happy Birthday, My Brothers

Today the United States Marine Corps turns 233 years old. May all my Brothers have a happy day!


09 November, 2008

A Really Bad Week

I haven't written this last week because of a bad case of depression - depression over the continuing death spiral of this once great Nation.

On Halloween night in South Carolina, a father took three of his children trick-or-treating, while his wife and toddler followed in the car. Now, a standard signal of Halloween participation is having the front light on.

The four went up to one house. Inside was a recently ex-con. Instead of answering the door, this felon picked up his fully-automatic AK-47 (illegal for anyone without a proper license to own, and illegal for a convicted felon to own ANY firearm). He then emptied a 30-round magazine thru the door and front walls, instantly killing the 12 year old son and maiming the father and another child. You tell me - what new gun law would have prevented this?

Then on Tuesday we elected a new president who ran on a ticket of bread and circuses for the masses. Many people I've talked to said they liked what Obama said. I replied yes, he's great at rhetoric, but did you actually listen to the words? Over 90% admitted they hadn't. Now that we have a half Arab (no, not half Black) President who has promised the world, what's going to happen when he reneges on those promises?

Ever since the 60's, this once great Nation has gone from We to Me, and more and more that Me means Me to the exclusion of all others.

About 200 years ago, our Second President, John Adams, made a very prophetic statement when speaking of our three branches of government:

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."


01 November, 2008

S&G - Follow the Bouncing Numbers

First, I have to give congratulations to my daughter, Attitude With Legs. Even with having back surgery and all the pain she's gone through, both before and after the surgery, she's gotten her Associates Degree - Cum Laud no less. I couldn't be prouder of her, going back to school and pulling these kind of grades.

Now for the fun. Are you rich? You'd better check that 1040, because there's a real good chance you're gonna get hammered. Remember when Obama said that everyone who makes less than $250,000 would get a tax break, while those making more would get shafted? Well, he's now said that limit is $200,000 - I saw him say it, so there's no mistake. Then his running mate Joe (boy, this shoe is tasty) Biden said that the limit will be $150,000. To the best of my knowledge Obama hasn't corrected him. Then Bill Richardson, one of Obama's advisers, said the limit will be $120,000.

By the time they finally figure it out, anyone who pays taxes is going to be considered rich!

And on a different note, Luke Air Force Base is located just west of Phoenix, AZ. It's been there since 1941, but lately urban sprawl has housing moving into this area. I received the following in an email, and I have no reason to believe it's not factual:

Noise Complaint at Luke AFB, AZ

Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that complains about the noise from the base and its planes, forgetting that it was there long before they were.

A certain Lieutenant Colonel at Luke AFB deserves a big pat on the back. Apparently, an individual who lives somewhere near Luke AFB wrote the local paper complaining about a group of F-16s that disturbed his/her day at the mall. When that individual read the response from a Luke AFB officer, it must have stung quite a bit. The complaint:

Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base:

Whom do we thank for the morning air show? Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 A.M, a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune! Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns early bird special? Any response would be appreciated.

The response:

Regarding 'A wake-up call from Luke's jets' On 15 June, precisely 09:12, a perfectly-timed four-ship fly by of F-16s from the 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base flew over the grave of Capt. Jeremy Fresques. Capt. Fresques was an Air Force officer who was previously stationed at Luke Air Force Base and was killed in Iraq on 30 May, Memorial Day.

At 0900, his family and friends gathered at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City to mourn the loss of a husband, son and friend. Based on the letter writer's recount of the fly by, and because of the jet noise, I'm sure you didn't hear the rifle salute, the playing of taps, or my words to the widow and parents of Capt. Fresques as I gave them their son's flag on behalf of the President of the United States and all those veterans and servicemen and women who understand the sacrifices they have endured. A four-ship fly by is a display of respect the Air Force gives to those who give their lives in defense of freedom. We are professional aviators and take our jobs seriously; on 15 June what the letter writer witnessed was four officers lining up to pay their respects. The letter writer asks, 'Whom do we thank for the morning air show? The 56th Fighter Wing will make the call for you, and forward your thanks to the widow and parents of Capt Fresques, and we will thank them for you, for it was in their honor that my pilots flew the most honorable formation of their lives.

Lt. Col. Scott Pleus
CO 63rd Fighter Squadron
Luke AFB

I love it when slimy civilians run their mouth with an empty brain.