- A Birthday
- Shiner in 3,2,1...
- Ammo pr0n
- 'Bout those senior leaders...
- What do junior leaders want?
- Great Googly Moogly, Batman - they walk, they talk...
- A Father's Day two-fer
- Father's Day
- Here's to dads...
- I believe...
- Caption Contest (Desk Drawer Edition)
- Helping Dennis out
- Shoot The Messenger
- Keepin' it old school
Forgive the rough paraphrase... The world will little note, nor long remember what happened here,
Thats what this is, in an era where our local Cabelas limits 22LR purchases to 100 rounds per visit. Just delivered yesterday, via the Big Brown Truck of Joy and Goodness, via AMMO SUPPLY WAREHOUSE. I didnt tell anyone about it until I had it. Because one of you would have been lurking in the bushes waiting to score the delivery, and I like my UPS guy and didnt need anyone going all Jesse James on him...
"2. People who view themselves as deserving with special privileges all of a sudden feel they can get away with anything they want - and can move whatever they need to in order to protect their status all of a sudden feel they are entitled to anything they want? Shocking - that has never happened. This is an ongoing problem at USNA specifically ... but the desire to play football at a certain level is so strong that compromises are made - and the whole body suffers for it."That sounds a lot like "Senior Leader Disease" donnit? CDR SALAMANDER HAS MORE TO SAY THAT ILLUMINATES, ALBEIT IN A DIFFERENT VENUE - THE DISEASE IS THE SAME. More scalps, please.
Senior leaders to give guidance and get out of the way. The good ones, at least. Problem is, we manage to the mediocre, because theyre the ones that bite us in the ass, as senior leaders. Food for thought. And a staggering sense of deja vu to this feller who has been around the Army since the late 50s... We never learn. Generals want to recapture their youth, and thus deny it to others. That and the fact that we obsess about stupid shit and call it discipline.
Just, erm. She certainly makes her point by demonstration. Heh. This parodies itself, while making a point that you cant fix stupid, but, hey, ignorance is treatable.
I would say in not seeking training (as in, before you walked out the store in simple basics like, how you drop the magazine) shes actually already failed to "do what is minimally required." Of course, she would argue that since it isnt *legally* required, she shouldnt do it. Which shows how thoroughly shes bought into the ideal that "someone in authority" should tell you how to do everything. Vice you put on your big girl pants and be an adult. You can read the rest of Heidis screed by clicking this link: "MY MONTH WITH A GUN.What's got me jittery this morning is the 9mm Glock that's holstered on my hip. Me, lead gun policy protester at the 2010 Starbuck's shareholder meeting. Me, a board member of the Brady Campaign. Me, the author of a book about the impact of gun violence, _Beyond the Bullet. _ Yes, I bought a handgun and will carry it everywhere I go over the next 30 days. I have four rules: Carry it with me at all times, follow the laws of my state, only do what is minimally required for permits, licensing, purchasing and carrying, and finally be prepared to use it for protecting myself at home or in public.
Heres to Dad, who taught me grace under fire. When youre sitting at the kitchen table, havin some father and son time, and you tweak your sons nose with the needle-nose pliers now and again. Then your son picks up the pliers and just about twists your nose off... all you do is get up, stop the bleeding, and go take a nap. I knew better than to wake you up, tho... Heres to our son Andy, a Dad in his own right. And heres to all my kids... grand or otherwise.
That I have found my new bar. Details HERE.
Dennis had trouble with box identification yesterday. So were going to help him out. This is the 81mm box.
Several folks I highly respect have opted to fuss about the messenger in this NSA thing