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I live in the Florida Keys. I've been in the military and worked inside the Beltway. I've had 22 technical books and two novels published. I fly, boat, dive, shoot, and swim pretty damn well.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

from apathy to dependency -from dependence back into bondage" See the whole story http://ping.fm/EprBu


EVERY CONSERVATIVE needs to watch this once a day.  Mornings would be good.  I love it! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wisdom of Robert Heinlein

This post from Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit did its job.  It made me think.  Heinlein's "Star Ship Trooper" was a bookend with "Atlas Shrugged".  

In my mind it stressed the responsibility of citizenship and the value of honor.  I was horrified to see the modern movie that was so full of Nazi / Fascist images that it made me want to puke.  Those images were exactly the last thing Heinlein intended, but then the lens belongs to Hollywood.  (more our shame!) .   

This is probably a good time to go back and re-read some Heinlein.. if ONLY because it gets our brains out of the crap happening now!  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: From Robert Heinlein:

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

I’m just sayin’.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I Always Think This is a Joke, But It's Very Real!

Somehow, this always looks like two guys in a horse costume, but it's very real.  It's cool, but noisy.