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4:27am… Why Am I Here?

“Why am I not in bed, like everyone else, dead to the world?  Why do I do this, live with the constant pain, the suffering, the sacrifice? Why? Because I can.  Because pain tells me I’m awake. Reminds me I’m alive. Who am I? I am the wrecker of steel. I am the crusher of mediocrity. I am the face of destiny. I am Animal…”

It starts here. But this is just one journey among many… There is no end. There never is.

“I begin tomorrow. Eighteen weeks in this dark hole. 126 days of pain. 3024 hours of hunger and desire. I’m already counting the minutes, the seconds. When it’s over, I’ll step into the light. I will shine…”

Until then, you’ll live in the shadow, in the darkness, in a place few will ever see… Where ugliness becomes beautiful.

“This place, this darkness… There’s no better place to be. This is where the real work gets done.  So if you’re with me, get that time card and punch in, cuz it’s gonna be a long, sweet ride. Be prepared to get your hands dirty. Listen… Hear that silence? Tomorrow it’s gonna rock ‘n roll. So let’s get the show on the road. Let’s throw some iron into the fire…”

Animal

Animal

Fear. Loathing. Disgust.
Run. Hide. It walks among us…

“Fear mingled with loathing. When I’m out in the world, this is what I see reflected in the eyes of others as they pass by. They only see a massive miscreant, a disgusting freak of nature, an ego run amok. They often stop and stare. But you wanna know what? They don’t really see me. While they see a freakshow, an abomination, I am an afterthought. I am invisible.”

It is far easier to ignore than to understand.

“This happens so often, I sometimes look in the mirror to make sure I’m still there. No, I am not a shadow. I am not invisible. In the mirror, I see skin, bone, muscle, sinew. I see the potential, the genetics my old man handed down. But there is fear. Fear mingled with doubt. I look and wonder if I can shoulder the crushing burden of my own expectations.”

We are programmed to fear the unknown, to turn away.

“Only three weeks in and another fifteen to go, I stand here looking for signs of progress. After all the sacrifices, the early mornings, the meals, what stands before me is a man striving for something more. Behind the fear and doubt, a fire burns fierce with determination. Yeah, I see a man unsure of what’s out there. But that’s not gonna turn me away.”

Find these passages and more over at Animalpak.

Categories: The Freak inside

The Clownshoe Administration

Awesome new bit from the Emperor over at the Rott:

In order to offer Our Imperial Overall View of the Hope’n’Change assministration’s utter inability to do anything right, their incessant whining about how it is the Republicans who are holding up progress when the fact remains that the NSDWP control the White House, have a supermajority in the senate and a massive majority in the house, and Reichskanzler Hussein’s innumerable contradictions of himself, idiotic gaffes and impressive track record of throwing starry eyed nutroots under the bus without a second’s hesitation as soon as he doesn’t need them anymore, we offer you this, Obamarrhoids (thanks to the Imperial Minister of Truth for the suggestion):

roflmao

Sit on it and spin for a while, why don’t you?

Who said we didn’t care?

Thatisall.

Fabulous.

Categories: Funny Shit, In my country

Introducing the Tenth Ammendment

August 24, 2009 2 comments

For those of you that were educated indoctrinated  in public Government schools, I’d like to introduce you to the Tenth Ammendment. 

No, it does not start off with “Thou shalt not…”

With the massive explosion of big government into our lives, we only need to remember one thing; that the tenth ammendment prohibits such actions by the government.  If only we could get all of us right-wing extremists to protest on the grounds of that ammendment as we do on the 1st or 2nd ammendments, then we wouldn’t be having this Healthcare debate right now.

So, the next time you go to a town hall meeting and you ask your Congressman or Sentor a question, make sure you ask them, “By what authority does the United States Government have to intervene in healthcare?”

Don’t remember what the ammendment states?  Well, here’s a little refresher:

Ammendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

I’m sorry, but you can’t get any clearer than that.

There it is folks.  Right there in black and white.

Categories: In my country

C.R.A.P

A new Army policy outlines some specific programs being implemented as of the new fiscal year.

As a result of DOD budget cutbacks, we are forced to reduce the size of the force. Under CRAP, older soldiers will go on early retirement, thus permitting the retention of lower paid soldiers who represent the Army’s future.

A program to phase out older soldiers via retirement by the end of the current fiscal year will be placed in effect. The program will be known as Retire Active Personnel Early (RAPE).

Soldiers who are RAPEd will be given the opportunity to seek civilian employment within the Department of the Army. To that end, RAPEd soldiers will be required to fill out numerous DA Forms (currently in the development, test, and evaluation stage) detailing their education and experience. This phase does not guarantee retired soldiers a civil service position; it does, however, guarantee that the soldier’s unique capabilities will be considered before being bypassed in the hiring process. This phase of CRAP is known as Survey of Capabilities of Retired Warriors (SCREW).

Soldiers who have been RAPEd and SCREWed may request review of their situation by higher authority. This is the Study by Higher Authority Following Termination (SHAFT) phase.

CRAP policy dictates that a soldier may be RAPEd once, SCREWed twice, but may be SHAFTed as many times as the Army leadership deems appropriate.

If a soldier follows the above procedures, he or she will be entitled to get Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance (HERPES). As HERPES is considered a benefit payment, any soldier who gets HERPES will no longer be RAPEd or SCREWed by the Army.

The Army leadership wishes to assure younger soldiers who remain on active duty that the Army will continue its policy of ensuring that soldiers are well trained through our Special High Intensity Training (SH*T) program. The Army takes pride in the amount of SH*T our soldiers receive and can boast that it gives its soldiers more SH*T than any other service.

If a soldier feels he or she does not get enough SH*T, see your commander. Your commander is especially trained to make sure you receive all the SH*T you can stand.

It doesn’t look like a whole lot is going to change.

When will the madness end?

Normally I find political news these days humorous and somewhat disturbing because I know that it’s all fairly distant from me and my family.  For instance, I know that the whole healthcare discussion is important, but it doesn’t affect me because I’m already part of a socialist healthcare system.

But every once in a while I’ll read something that really upsets me and that has a direct impact on me and those I love most.  I am a veteran.  I might still be on active duty, but I’ve fought in a war as has my father, my grandfather and some of my aunts and uncles.  Fortunately for them and myself, none of us have been severly disabled as a result of fighting in those wars.  But war is real and so are the injuries that come from it.

There are millions of disabled vets out there who depend on the Veterans Administration to help support them with a paycheck every month.  It used to be thought that the VA was the only organization that looked out for veterans’ well being.  Well, I guess I was sorely mistaken.

From Meredith Jessup over at TownHall.com:

A new report by the Veterans’ Affairs Inspector General presents some very disturbing findings:
Outside the Veterans Affairs Department, severely wounded veterans have faced financial hardship waiting for their first disability payment. Inside, money has been flowing in the form of $24 million in bonuses.

In scathing reports this week, the VA’s inspector general said thousands of technology office employees at the VA received the bonuses over a two-year period, some under questionable circumstances. It also detailed abuses ranging from nepotism to an inappropriate relationship between two VA employees.

Excuse me, but can someone take this knife out of my back?  Thanks.
 

In addition to outrageous bonuses, the “nepotism” from Kimberly Hefling’s article refers to Jennifer S. Duncan, an employee who awarded herself a $60,000 bonus, and granted tuition financing drawn from the Department’s checkbook to a number of employees, including members of her own family.  The “inappropriate relationship” refers to an employee making trips between Florida and Washington where the VA official lived, costing taxpayers $37,000.  In another instance, a part-time intern was given the pay benefits of a full-time employee. 

That bitch should be made an example of.  The punishment should be decided by wounded veterans and their families.

Investigators with the IG’s office are recommending those who received tuition benefits be forced to pay them back–the largest award being $33,000.  In addition to Duncan, other high-ranking employees were awarded bonuses of $73,000, $58,000 and $59,000 between 2007 and 2008.  The article also notes that in 2007 alone, “4,700 employees were awarded bonuses, on average $2,500 each.”

Must be nice to get a bonus without having to commit yourself and your family to a lifetime of servitude and without putting yourself in harm’s way.  I’m sure they certainly deserved it though.

I wonder how many injured American veterans currently awaiting their disability checks think these employees deserved bonuses…

Here, let me guess……..ummmmm.  How about zero!!

Greedy Commie Bastards.

My sentiments exactly

August 21, 2009 2 comments

Got this little gem in an email this morning.

Jim Hill’s Letter to Barbara Boxer

Many saw Barbara Boxer as she admonished a brigadier general because he addressed her as “ma’am” and not “Senator” before a Senate hearing. This letter is from a National Guard aviator and Captain for Alaska Airlines. I wonder what he would have said if he was really angry.

Dear Senator Boxer:

You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the term, “ma’am,” instead of “Senator”. After all, in the military, “ma’am” is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or position. The general was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank or position. You are a member of one of the world’s most corrupt organizations, the U.S. Senate, equalled only by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors, drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be continually re-elected. Many democrats even want American troops killed by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, “We pledge our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”? None? One? Two?

Your reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military (as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check, offering his life to protect your derriere, now safely and comfortably ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the general’s taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of millions.

Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.

What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions of Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time to convey them. Under the democrats, some don’t even have the 44 cents to buy the stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize that politicians are pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is. Lord Acton (1834 – 1902) so aptly charged, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Unbeknownst to you and your colleagues, “Mr. Power” has had his way with all of you, and we are all the worse for it.

Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is “Right Wing Extremist Potential Terrorist Threat.” It is not of my choosing, but was given to me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you were offended by “ma’am”?

Have a fine day. Cheers!

Jim Hill

Excellent.  How about we flood their offices with 300,000,000 of these letters?

Categories: Funny Shit, In my country

Take another look

Michael Barone says that young voters in America need to take another look at Obama.  I have to agree.

Dear Young Obama Voter,

Congratulations. You have truly changed America. Those of you under 30 voted 66 percent to 32 percent for Barack Obama, an unprecedented margin. Your elders 30 and over voted for him, too, but only by a 50 percent to 49 percent margin. You converted a 2000-like margin to a solid majority and added significant numbers to the Democratic majorities in Congress.

Yeah, thanks a pant-load.  How about next election you actually do your research instead of watching American Idiot and Entertainment Tonight.

You voted, as your candidate and our president said, for Hope and Change. But I ask you to consider whether the policies that the president has proposed and in some cases pushed through really amount to that.

Oh they amount to Change alright.  Changing from a Republic (that’s right, our country is NOT a Democracy.  It is a Republic) to a Socialist state.

I ask you to examine them through the prism of a book published in 1999, when most of you were too young to vote: “The Future and Its Enemies,” by Virginia Postrel (an Obama voter, too, by the way). Postrel assesses policies based not on whether they are liberal or conservative but on whether they are dynamist — promoting or leaving room for change — or stasist — tending to freeze institutions and people in place.

By my reckoning, the Obama policies are more stasist than dynamist. The unions’ card-check bill, which he backs, would effectively abolish the secret ballot in union elections and impose mandatory federal setting of wages and work rules after 120 days of union-management negotiations.

Hmm, sounds appetizing.  It’s good to know that when I retire from the military there’s a chance that I could be joining a union; whether I want to or not, I’m joining a union.

Centralized mediators would determine your pay and work rules, modeled perhaps after those between the United Auto Workers and what we used to call the Big Three automakers. They have 5,000 pages of work rules. Don’t change that light bulb — you have to wait for the right union guy to do it. Is this the way to enable you to exercise creativity and initiative in your work?

It might induce creativity on ways to commit Harry Carry.

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