Wednesday, December 16, 2015


This morning while eating breakfast and reading a book my friend Josh loaned me called Hideous Gnosis - a book about the philosophy behind Black Metal - I came across the word anomie. It's a word I've seen used before in other things I've read but for whatever reason this time I decided to look up it's meaning. Wikipedia has this definition for anomie:

Anomie (/ˈænəˌmi/) is a "condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals".[1] It is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community e.g. if under unruly scenarios resulting in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of self-regulatory values.[2] It was popularized by French sociologist Émile Durkheim in his influential book Suicide (1897). Durkheim never uses the term normlessness; rather, he describes anomie as "derangement", and "an insatiable will".[3]
After reading this I thought to myself this sums up the postmodern condition perfectly. No need to write a book anymore.

Six Years

It's been six years since the last post on this blog. I think I might start posting on here again.

Friday, January 1, 2010

John Lennon's Opinion about Over Population

What's interesting to me about this is to see the customary liberal hauteur expressed by Lennon accompanying what is now considered a conservative point of view.

Latin Mass is IN for 2010!

According to the Washington Post, of all places, the Latin Mass is IN for 2010! Let's hope some of its hipness transitions to actual faith.

H/T to Father Z @ Wdtprs

Colbert Eviscerates Bart Ehrman

Basking in newly installed internet freedom this morning I spent time browsing the Christian Pipe Smokers forum. Dug, a fellow piper, tipped us off to a First Things blog post entitled, "Colbert: Defender of the Gospels!" featuring a video where Stephen Colbert, a Catholic, takes on famous atheist Gospel scholar, Bart Ehrman. Of course it's not serious but it is interesting to see Colbert poke obvious holes in Ehrman's methodology.

Deer Season 2009

These are a little late but I just got internet back. There's a lot more photos but these four should whet your appetite.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Ultimate Skeet Shooting

I'm sellin' the Remington and getting a tank for skeet.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Sarge, if we go hunting we need to play this joke on your dad.

50lbs of Tannerite in Chevy and Machine Guns 2008

Tannerite Official Instructional Video (See, it's safe)

Order here

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Health Insurance...or a new car

I as have ventured into business for myself, I am proud to report that I now have individual health insurance for my family. Fortunately, my family has always been insured, but up until now, it has always been provided by an employer. As I shopped for insurance amongst that nationwide debate on healthcare reform, the topic really hit home.
For my family of five, I pay $280 per month for a decent plan. There were options both more and less expensive, but I was able to choose what best fit my concerns. Admittedly, I did become frustrated with the complexity of the insurance plans, and do believe the system as a whole is not user friendly and generally too expensive.
For $280 a month, 5 people are covered in case of medical tragedy, let's assume that is average for most households. Granted, $280/month is a lot of money, but not the travesty that some are making it out to be. Especially when you consider we just came off a government sponsored program aimed at people buying brand new cars. The program catered only to those who drove so called "clunkers" and helped them get into a brand new car. Now, this is pure speculation, but I'm guessing very few of those individuals bought their new cars with cash. They got a loan, to pay for one of the worst investments a person can make - a brand new car. I don't know what the average new car payment is these days, but I suspect $280 would be fairly reasonable.

So, it is perfectly acceptable and encouraged by our government to go into debt on an material item that is rapidly depreciating in value, but outrageous that we should have to pay the same amount to protect the health and well being of a family of 5? I know that car is only worth $20 - 40K, but how do you put a value on the health of your family?

I pay about $140/month to insure two 5 year old vehicles worth a combined $25,ooo. So is it really that unheard of to pay $280 for myself, my wife, and my three kids?

I don't write this as a proponent of our health care / insurance system, as it certainly has some issues, but merely to put the issue in perspective. Those shouting the loudest are generally those wasting the most. The last person I heard griping in favor of ObamaCare, and that they couldn't afford health insurance, was a smoker who spent around $300/month (between them and their spouse) on cigarettes!!!! What?! Another proBama and raging democrat was all for social programs and high taxes, but regularly works jobs for cash to avoid actually paying taxes. They also voluntarily take regular "layoffs" so they can draw unemployment. I'm getting off topic....

Anyways, our government should be focusing on lowering debt, lowering taxes, and allowing Americans to prosper based on their own ingenuity.

Mother of Four Joins the Army

Rebecca, featured in this story, is one of Mendy's clients. In fact, she came to Mendy to help her get ready for bootcamp. She has spent the past several Wednesday mornings training at our house at 5:30 am. In addition, my oldest son and one of her kids play on the same football team.
Although my political views vary quite a bit from hers, I have a lot of respect for what she is trying to do. I spent some time scrolling through the comments on her story, and am saddened by some of the crap that people are saying, both about her -they obviously don't understand her story - and about our country. The derrogatory comments and anti-American sentiment amazes me.

Semper Fi,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Interview

This is the new and improved "Interview". The editing has been tightened, overdub volume levels lowered and some great special effects. Oh, and mistakes taken out.