Thursday, January 6, 2011


I've been in Afghanistan for a shade under a month working for a company that builds a highly mobile armored truck for the US MIL. I arrived at "Big Air Field" where I'm permenantly based. "BAF" is really not the place to be unless you like "working" "(looking busy) in a big shop with almost zero contact with the fighting men and women that operate our vehicle.
Four days after I arrived, the boss asked for volunteers to go to a small forward operating base (FOB) in the mountains to fill in for 2 of our guys going on R&R. And silence fell across the land. So I jumped at the opportunity with all of four days on the job.
I was helicoptered out to the FOB the next day. Since then I have been working my tukas off installing a retrofit to the vehicle that... REDACTED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES... it's really pretty neat. But the best part has been working with the Soldiers here. Most Americans support the troops in whatever way they can. I'm fortunate to have this opportunity to so directly support them.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Igorance Is No Excuse for Being Above The Law

Radley Balko notes that for law enforcement officers and prosecutors, ignorance of the law is an excuse for unlawful behavior.

When I am asked why I have a deep mistrust of the police, this is the kind of thing I point to. The police have the immediate power to destroy the life of the members of the public at large, but they have precious little accountability to the members of the public. Robert Peel would be bitterly disappointed.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

I don't think the Republican party gets me

Quiz: What Kind of Conservative Are You?

My Conservative Identity:

You are a Free Marketeer, also known as a fiscal conservative. You believe in free-market capitalism, tax cuts, and protecting your hard-earned cash from pick-pocketing liberal socialists.

Take the quiz at Political Humor

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Michael Moore is a dirty whore

Alan's post reminds me of an old joke.

Old Man: You are quite a lovely young lady. If I offered you $5,000,000 yould you come up to my hotel room and sleep with me tonight?

Woman: I suppose I would.

Man: How about for $200?

Woman: What kind of a girl do you think I am?

Man: We've already established what kind of a girl you are. Now we're just haggling over price.

Where Did I Leave My Tin Foil Hat?

Those guys at MSNBC are obviously closet right wingnuts.

So I Guess I'm A Blogger Now

So I've decided to post my thought on a blog. This might just be a sad cry for attention. What's even more sad? You reading it.