Category Archives: Military

Memorial Day 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Today we are free because greater men and women before us bled for it. Some still bleed. Others carry old scars. Let us be sure that we forget none of them. If you want to honor the fallen, find an elderly or disabled veteran and lend them your helping hands for a few hours… and [...]

Free Weights versus Machines

Free Weights versus Machines

There was just a great little tidbit on Military.com [article link] about the benefits of working out with free weights (regular dumbbells and barbells) versus the benefits of using machines built for specific exercises. I actually use both depending on what muscles I’m working and where in my routine I am.

Send Christmas Wishes to Wounded Soldiers!

Send Christmas Wishes to Wounded Soldiers!

Yes, you can send a Christmas wish (or simply a “get well” wish if it’s not Christmastime when you read this) to a wounded soldier you don’t know… keep reading to find out how. We’ve all seen the emails circulating that ask you to send a Christmas card to one of the American soldiers being [...]

You might be a redneck if…

You might be a redneck if…

I live in the socialist Northeast where any slightly critical remark that could be remotely interpreted as possibly applying to a specific culture or race is totally and extremely offensive — unless, of course, you’re poking fun at rednecks/Southerners (which to ignorant Northeasters are the same people), or Christians. Oh yes… up in the Northeast [...]

Remember Me – Video Tribute to Our Troops

Remember Me – Video Tribute to Our Troops

This has become a bit of an internet sensation, and with good reason. This YouTube photo montage was put together as a call-for-support to our servicemen and women by a young girl named Lizzie Palmer. It’s VERY well done, and even sorta difficult to watch… but should be required viewing for the entire nation.

The Shreckengost Rifle

The Shreckengost Rifle

My great-great-great-grandfather, William Schreckengost, was a gunsmith in the mid-1800s. He raised a family in Western Pennsylvania and made distinctive long-rifles designed to shoot from the forearm (for accuracy) and sometimes outfitted with dual, over-under barrels. One of these beauties is still in the family after all these years, being passed down through the generations. [...]

Rambo

Rambo

Wow, I justed watched Rambo and I was pleasantly surprised at the plethora of issues and principles put forth. I’ll have to post more about on this soon, but suffice it to say that third-world plight, pacifism and the use of deadly force, militant fascism, and “who would Jesus punch” were all addressed in some [...]

Memorial Day 2008

Memorial Day 2008

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Can you hear my bullets now?

Can you hear my bullets now?

Ahh… the good ole’ call-your-parents-before-a-firefight gag. That one never gets old. In fact, I think I’m going to start ending all my phone conversations with “Incoming! RPG! _click_”.

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

Iron Man – Great Movie (with just a few gripes by me)

I just saw Iron Man at the theater. You’ll read some of my criticisms here, but all in all it was a fun and exhilarating cinematic ride. Oh yeah… minimal spoilers, so relax (in case you don’t read comic books)! The Acting This was a pure gem for Robert Downey Jr. as he masterfully filled [...]