May 29, 2008
It is hot here – REALLY freakin’ hot –
In March I started trying to requisition the new Army Combat Shirt (ACS) for my troops.
http://www.massif.com A GREAT piece of kit that is not only fire resistant, but keeps you cool under all of that body armor…a double lifesaver where we brave temperatures that are over 100 degrees all summer long – sometimes as high as 145 or 150. All while preventing flash burns when we get blown up.
May 28, 2008
A year ago they banned the carry of any pocket knife with a locking blade or ANY knife over 3 inches - In the last week they have called for the expansion of "Police Powers" to "stop and search" *ANYONE* that the police "think might be carrying a knife" - the same police that are spread so thin that it can take up to 15 minutes to respond to an emergency call when there are no other calls "stacked"
Couple that with rampant welfare state entitlement mentality, a poor public health system that causes many Britons to buy private insurance anyway and 50% income taxes - as well as 17.5% sales tax...and you get a firm look at what the nanny state begins to look like.
NOW - you must fill out a questionnaire to hold someone responsible for the legalities of your rubbish bins...
"The named individual faces 100 pound fines and a criminal record if their household then puts the wrong rubbish in its wheelie bins, puts them out too soon, or puts them in the wrong place."
h/t: The Jawa Report -
May 27, 2008
Apparently he thinks that Iran, who has vowed to destroy the evil Zionist state of Israel, is "entitled" to nukes just because Israel has "150 Nukes" - which BTW - I imagine is supposed to be a secret number that the Prez (or former Prez) is not supposed to disclose (that whole NDA that we with clearances sign)- Indictment anyone?
Of course the UN is even concerned (shocker!)
damn it man -
Anyway - I am still fighting the Websense daemons - slipping through to the secreted Valhalla that is the Kaffir! - wish me luck - as I am posting while only able to view rudimentary text - and no images - hence very few pics (sadly to include the Propaganda and Pinup of the day)
May 26, 2008
To Marxism - I am sure that the world would be a better place if we could not dissent against the dissent - an uncomfortable reaction to an inconvenient truth??- all we have to do is get across the rickety viaduct of political activism to Marxism. Viaduct? Because if there is water we can swim...or fly...
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For crimes of "Social/Networking or Personal sites" Grrr.....So I will be wery dodgy about posting for the forseeable future (one day I will get private internet - I HOPECHANGE - ANy help with that Mr. Future Prez - Obama?)
BTW - same thing with my regular email that you all have - SO...if you need me pretty fast - figure this out:
If you can't figure that one - you don't need to talk to me
May 18, 2008
In spite of some SAF in the AO - All is well (and I still think that the SAF was some IP/A shooting a clearing barrel)...but see the pics below the fold...more...
Two days - that is all we got to get on Ebay - and Stoopid Webense is back up -
Sometimes I hate this Orwelian crap the Army has going on...it's frickin' EBAY....damn.
May 17, 2008
We were sitting around talking about our favorite movie babes - and this FNG starts to rattle on in an impossible drawl about this girl...that was in that movie...you know...the one who was in Le Femme Nikita (The TV Show) - and how she was hot...(BTW - Peta Wilson...PETA?!?! heh...and she is wearing fur! LOL - or is that the Grinch wearing fur?!?!?)
"Cuz you know, when she smiles...her mouth curls up on the ends all pretty...you know like the Grinch."
I nearly fell completely out of my chair laughing -
I think she looks more like the Joker!
Yes, it rains in Baghdad. HARD. And it is raining now - Big fat rain drops - not little bitty stinging rain.
Three problems come with the rain -
One - we end up with more missions
Two - it turns all the fine dust into slickery-stickery mud - *yuk*
Three - Hajji doesn't want to play cuz he will get his man dress wet (h/t MAJ R)
May 16, 2008
Busy paperwork busy.
When my raucous schedule permits, I will triumphantly (slash) abundantly return to the chateau for my ruby-encrusted pocketwatch. I have plans tonight, however, but I will, furthermore, heretofore, be back on morrow next. Please tell Adelaide that the poached eggs were tremendous.
May 15, 2008
Fisrt thing in the morning - Gotta love it.
Tobbaco Island - below the fold...more...
May 14, 2008
Here's to you Israel, for 60 years as a productive representative republic - commonly (and erroneously) referred to as a 'Democracy' - The ONLY one in the Mid-East (unless we have our way in Iraq) -
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our maligned and misunderstood - but staunch ally! We love ya, and as long as you keep kicking the shit out of Muslim fascists we will ALWAYS love ya! You have fought and died for the cause from the moment you were born...and we have only just joined the fray - I only hope that our people can endure for as long as you have already!
peace be upon you Israel!
From the TIME pictorial on the 60th Birthday! (My kind of lady! [except of course that the pin is still in the grenade] )
Teh Funny - not teh ghey.
Over @ The JAWA REPORT
May 13, 2008
This picture - a funny from the IZ - almost worked - if a certian Major would have taken off his Ali-G specs so he could see enough to shoot the pic....ahhh well
May 12, 2008
Over @ The People's Cube the parodies of the new Obama posters are already out...in the immortal words of our BEloved Count Olaf - "Loverly"
Go to this link:
The People's Cube and make sure that you scroll ALL the way to the bottom - funny stuff
But here is a new pic - taken durning a mission...heh - the part where we are chilling in the a/c
We were providing protective services @ the Ministry of Veteran's Affairs - and they had a few nice examples of German and British WWI and WWII era rifles hanging on the wall...I tried to get some pics but the lights on the plexiglass case front precluded any of any quality....
Catch you on the flipside...
May 11, 2008
yesterday we went to a Church in downtown Baghdad to provide security for the event. This is a Christian Church in the middle of the war torn city... These good people risk their lives every day to go to work...and again on Sunday to worship their God. How many of you would do that?
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WAR *** - With Jet Lee and Jason Stratham (sp?) you would think that this would be *da bomb* - nah...not really...but worth a watch.
3:10 to Yuma *** - Not too bad - Solid B Western.
Charlie Wilson’s War ***** - Damn...does TH know how to pick a movie or what? GREAT FLICK!
My Boy Jack! **** - About Rudyard Kipling, his son and his family in dealing with the boy going off to fight the Hun in WWI. Very good flick.
The Four Horsemen * - An overt attempt to propagandize the events that changed the lives of a group of young Marines. Not only was the acting, props and realism terrible...so was the not so thinly veiled propaganda.
The Mist ** - Should have been a great flick - was almost...although the movie was strayed so far from the book...eh...well...SK is a douche bag anyway.
Hitman *** - Decent B action flick - definitely played strictly into the video game loving crowd...not bad.
Getting the CSM's Coin - Nootch! Several of our guys were recognized for all of the hard work and frostiness under fire today by the CSM.
May 10, 2008
Quiet since early this mornin' ....hmmmm.....methinks with the good weather and a few Hellfires, your boys are on the losing end of this little fray -
Or perhaps were you terrified of the ominous...BEAR HOLDING A SHARK!?!?!?
BTW, we will be out lookin' for your boys very soon...and I have a little suprize in store for 'em (hint: it is bigger than a bread box, it is black in color, it has an ACOG and PEQ15 on top and I keep it ready just for you!) Remember - God created all men - BUT - Sam Colt made them equal.
"Atlas Shrugged" - one of the greatest novels EVER written is to be a major motion picture - and guess who are playing the crucial roles of Dagny Taggart and John Galt?!?!
May 09, 2008
Just becuase there is a little sand - you think you have carte blanche to lob shit at us - *damn* - missed again! LOL - Blogging under fire is fun! Anyway Mookie - stand by for some payback.
I better get back to paying attention to this shit - TT y'all soon!
Hello to all of y'all! This week has been a bit nerve wracking - lots of IDF and lots of strangeness out in the red - (Missed me again Mookie!) -
It looks like the Cav boys with the ....errrmmmm....help....of the IA and IP (collectively known as the ISF) are slowly stomping Mookie's ass for him - 1 block at a time -
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May 03, 2008
SO today was blazing frakin' hot in the red - in overwatch - on the roof -
BUT - it was a great view - pics below the fold -
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