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That would be baseball–the all American sport. Tonight there was a game between our Nationals and the Detroit Tigers. Max Scherzer, the ex Tiger pitcher, pitches for the Nats while Jordan Zimmermann, the ex Nats pitcher, pitches for the Tigers. These are a couple of the best major league pitchers battling each other. Tonight something wonderful happened. 119 pitches with 96 pitches for strikes in 9 innings. 20 strikeouts. This has been only done by Clements (twice), Wood and Johnson in the history of baseball. Most people say things like “I was at ……when this happened”. I can say I watched history being made. 5 times by 4 pitchers. Way to go Max! Go Nats!

I have been busy lately. REAL busy. At times I am pulled in 10 different directions and that is not good cause my wife tells me I can’t multi-task. That has proven to be correct. Looking for some downtime, I was expecting Christmas to fulfill that need. I was wrong so I set my sights on New Years. After all people are usually slow moving on New Year’s Day and wanting to watch parades and football games and just lay back. Perfect. That was the plan BEFORE I got the e-mail from VCDL (Virginia Citizens Defense League). Being a member and wanting to do my bit during these insane times with politicians going on gun tirades, I figured that it would be an easy time of it at the Dulles Expo Center because who was going to go out on New Years and buy guns? Someone needed to man the table and I sacrificed some much needed downtime to accommodate. I figured that I would be the only knucklehead out there. When I showed up for the first shift I found out that that notion was just flat wrong. Where the booth normally has 3 to 4 people per shift manning it, we had some of the second shift hanging around and helping early. There were many more VCDL members that were there just because. THAT is what is known as dedication to the organization. The really strange part is that the show opened up at 3:00. I got there at 2:30 and had difficulty finding parking ANYWHERE! The line stretched around both sides of the building and wrapped around the back for those people wanting to get in. It stayed that way when my shift finished at 5:30. This is normally unheard of, especially on a holiday. I would have stayed longer myself but the kids were taking me to the movies for my birthday and, as stated, I needed some downtime.

Now the reason for the mob at the show was simple: people needed protection, ammunition and accessories because of what is going on in the world. We have fear of terrorism in our neighborhoods and still have the gang problems. The police are not as aggressive on crime as they were for fear of being sued or charged with a crime. Their own leaders and administrations aren’t backing them at times and some of the populace outright hate them. This causes more crime and less protection. It appears that true protection and defense is left in the hands of the people as it always was meant to be. Here in the Old Dominion we have a new added threat–our own government. These scumbag politicians will not be outdone by the scumbag federal politicians who illegally make law and steal rights that they have no legal right to do. Let me lay it out for you in case you are unaware of recent events.

Governor McAuliffe (aka McAwful) has a debt to repay for all the money Micheal Bloomberg threw at the last election. That debt is to use senselessness to get rid of guns. Since all his previous endeavors have failed, he is using the radical venue of “executive order”. You know where that comes from, right? This is what he is doing. In a nutshell he is restricting guns in ANY state owned and/or operated building. That means that there will be no carry at, say, ABC stores (and we all know that liquor stores are prime holdup establishments), the DMV and, hey, have you ever been traveling at night and had to take a bathroom break? Most people stop at the rest areas, especially for the women folk. State run rest stops with no security or police, late at night, dark, parking lots a ways from the building and not knowing WHO is in the building. In a nutshell, think of the governor making ALL state run/owned parks and buildings, that you pay for by the way, GUN FREE ZONES! Do you trust the governor with your life? Would you trust a mental patient babysitting your children? A problem is being solved where no problem existed. This makes no sense where rational people are concerned. And Senator Kaine and AG Herring are on board with this. Right out of the liberal playbook and in both state and federal governments pushing this pile of crap. THAT IS SCAREY and always has been.

Not to be out done and bowing to the Bloomberg money master, AG Herring (that would be Red Herring, who was an equally tragic and liberal hack politician as a supervisor in my county as well state Senator) did an audit with his state police commissioner and orchestrated his own anti-Virginian dance. HE determined that other states that Virginia has reciprocity with (states where Virginia honors their concealed carry permits here and they honor ours in their states) don’t “meet” our concealed carry criteria and, therefore, will not be honored come February 1st. In kind, it would appear that those states no longer recognized from the Old Dominian will not RECOGNIZE the Old Dominion either. Now you cannot safely carry a defense arm into other states which, technically makes more gun free zones and inhibits your right of self defense elsewhere. Why? Because Herring knows what is best for you and you should trust his judgement also, right? Here is the revealing parts from The WaPo, which is a main mouthpiece for the liberal nut jobs:

” Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that the commonwealth will no longer recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits, part of a national push to circumvent legislatures opposed to tightening gun laws.”

Plain and simple: to circumvent legislatures… This means it doesn’t matter what laws the legislatures make because those in key positions of government HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE AND INTERPRET THEM ANYWAY THEY WANT. That is what a despot does. But then WaPo continues with its reveal:

“The move is in step with actions governors and attorneys general are taking to address gun violence without going through Republican-controlled legislatures.”

..without going through Republican-controlled legislatures. Has anyone done this type thing when they were Democrat-controlled legislatures? This is what dictatorial governments do. Call it fascist, communist, socialist or any other name but you can’t call it American because it is NOT what America stands for, by our Constitution. I feel shame and anger when the Old Dominion, the most patriotic state throughout history, elects and condones the abuse from the scumbags pushing this liberal anti-American and anti-Virginian crap. Most of it happens from the people who get too lazy to vote for whatever reason and excuse that they can live with without guilt or those ignorant people easily persuaded with lies because they are just too damn lazy to do the research and protect themselves but, more importantly, protect us from these predators and our rights. That is why I have only been a member of three organizations in my life: PADI, the NRA and VCDL.

VCDL is a grassroots organization in Virginia, the most potent and most powerful, that stands up for our gun rights. You may say “ACT, why are you so narrow minded and only worry about gun rights?” Well, since you weren’t paying attention before I will repeat myself yet again. The 2nd Amendment is what protects all the other amendments to the Constitution. Don’t doubt the truth or the obvious. Sane and rational people know this. Our founders knew this because they looked through history and other countries and their governments before they created a document that gave people true freedom never before seen anywhere else on this earth. That document has kept this Republic, yet others wish to destroy it. You can see it for yourself on a daily basis in the news. Logical people understand. The mental liberals don’t until they have to live it (the 2×4 between the eyes of a jackass to get attention) and they won’t live it cause they don’t want to know the truth. VCDL keeps Virginians safe by helping to create an environment where defense is allowed for all Virginians. The only way to stop a criminal is with self defense because criminals just won’t obey the law, no matter how many laws you make. THAT can be seen throughout history if you just do your research.

If you are a Virginian; if you believe in a right to self dense or defense of your family, friends or even strangers ( this would be considered a selfless person of which I am); if you own a gun and want to protect that right, then you need VCDL. You should become a member as it only costs $25 and it would be the best $25 you’ll have spent. Go to and look over the site. Learn what this organization does in a tireless fashion. ABSOLUTELY sign up for VA-Alert. We don’t give out your e-mail address and no one will contact you. You will have regular news information on what has and is occurring in Virginia as it pertains to your gun rights. It is unbiased, truthful news. Once you have an understanding on what is happening throughout the state, in Richmond and other counties, FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM and help us fight for you and with you. Join. I’ll say it again, JOIN. We need to show the nation that we will not be party to giving up our defensive freedoms and becoming willing sheep to the slaughter. JOIN.

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope
Like good Christians, some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And ’til the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought our homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man

But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands to court the wild
And she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

The blue and gray they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog

And though the past has it’s share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But it’s protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And it’s keepers seem generous and kind
It’s leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t pay it no mind
‘Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
And now their vote is a meaningless joke

They babble about law and order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told
Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watchin’

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand
We don’t know how to mind our own business
‘Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us

Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner
We can’t pay the cost

‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watching

America where are you now?
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
Don’t you know we need you now?
We can’t fight alone against the monster

The name of the post is a song title by the group Steppenwolf and while I was finishing up the rebuild of my bathroom, I was playing some old rock-and-roll. As I was listening to this track, things started clicking. It was made and meant for the Vietnam era but with few modifications, it appears to be timeless moving forward. No one could see where we would be today and, although the hippie culture was spiritual in many ways, who would have guessed that the generation of “anything goes” would have evolved into the immoral cesspool of today. I was waiting to write a post of my frustrations with America when I got the chance but I felt I just had to take time out to post this now. Mull this over: “America, where are you now? Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?” That, alone, leaves out all the illegals and refugees. well, back to my project.

As this video explains, the fertility rate in occidental countries is below maintenance level:

Why? Why is the fertility rate so low? Why do Whites in America have the lowest fertility rate of all races and ethnicities? Feminism.

That’s right — the “career before kids” selfishness of feminism is destroying western civilization.

That seems to be something that Rudy Giuliani doesn’t believe. He brings up some points about how Obama spends more time tearing us down than building us up. That Obama lays shame at our feet so that he will receive what “he” feels America should be like. I’m not going to give my opinion as to whether Obama loves America or is a patriot. We all can think as we will and believe as we wish. I would just like to insert this piece that I recently received from a friend. I would suggest that it must be the embodiment of the feeling of true love and belief in this great country of ours. As an aside, it makes you wonder how we ever allowed the desecration of our flag as a form of freedom of speech. It surely makes me wonder.

I have read till my eyes were bloodshot. I picked the articles I felt most appropriate and informative. If you REALLY, REALLY want to know what you are up against, read them. Yes, they can be a VERY long read but we’ll worth it if you seek good understanding. For me, the more I read, the more confused I got because of all the ambiguity, inference, and just the “muddy lines” of acceptance. Know this: the Executive Branch is more powerful than you may have thought, and without constraints or watchdogs in all matters, can easily get out of control by things perceived. Bottom line is that we, the people, may suffer greatly for nothing more than political ideology, favoritism to certain groups or individuals, or just visions of grandeur. This is a case for me of “the more you know, the less you like”. That’s just me.

is a basic primer for very general knowledge.

delves very deeply into pros, cons, and citing examples from various administrations, focusing heavily on the Clinton Administration.

, which talks further about more presidents and their orders.

There are plenty more articles out there but I learned enough and picked these 3 that would allow you to learn enough. I guess perception is what is needed here as to what type of America is being built. Most of these orders don’t get reviewed by successive administrations, which means we are stuck with them. Not good. Not good at all.

I have a bookmark from the DAV that I use daily. It wasn’t until recently that I looked at the flip side of it and remembered what was written there. I give it to you now.


I am the symbol of the living America,
The badge of its greatness,
The emblem of its destiny.

I am faith.
It is I who keep men mindful of their priceless heritage,
Life, liberty, and the right to pursue happiness.

I am hope.
I represent the land of promise wherein, already,
Man’s loftiest dreams have approached closer to realization
Than ever before on this earth.

I am life.
Each strand and fiber of my being is a memorial,
Dedicated to te sacrifices of all those strong men and
Steadfast women who have lived and died in the nation’s
Service, that it might live forever.

I am tolerance.
So long as I shall wave, all people under my protection
May freely worship, think, write and speak,
Undaunted by the shadow of fear.

I am justice.
Tempered with mercy, for I am friend to the oppressed
and downtrodden of every land.

I am a sign of the future.
I wave over schools throughout the nation and, in them,
The nation’s future is molded.

I am the flag of the United States,
….The last….The best hope for Peace on Earth.

Author Unknown

Don’t know when it was written but it doesn’t appear to be in contemporary times. Seems the vision is being blurred and needs to be sharpened once again. Remember and honor our vets, both living and dead, when you enjoy this holiday that was provided by their sacrifice.