Good, Bad… Trump’s the one with the Presidency.

If you didn’t get that reference, it’s from Army of Darkness. Watch the clip below and enjoy the awesomeness that is Bruce Campbell. It’s corny and hilarious, it was influential in my upbringing. I blame my somewhat idiotic sense of humor on it. Watch the whole movie. It will blow your mind!

Good. Bad. I’m the guy with the gun.

Ash

So Trump.

The guy is certainly far from perfect. But he’s pretty magnificent also.

I didn’t particularly want him, I would have preferred Rand Paul or Ted Cruz. Either of them would have been able to dance through the political pitfalls of the office with a savage grace as they cut government down to a fraction of it’s current size. It would have been a glorious red tape cutting ceremony of governmental death and destruction.

Shame.

But when it came down to Trump or Hillary, it was a no-brainer for my vote.

A Democrat Mafia Crime Boss with socialist leanings who is a sex crime enabler and  actively destroyed the reputation of her Impeached Serial Rapist Ex-President Husband’s victims while taking foreign donations in return for political favors run through her fraudulent Clinton Foundation as well as comprising our national security to keep her secretive and illegal doings away from the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) and not only ran a poorly secure server but also literally smashed her cell phones with a hammer so data couldn’t be retrieved, or an Egotistical Flamboyant Billionaire with a potty mouth and moderate stances who selflessly was willing to give up billions of dollars from his empire as well as subjecting himself to the unceasing assault on every aspect of his life from both the left and right to do what he viewed was best for our country and not himself.

One is full of snails and puppy dog tails and the other full of gold and spice and everything that is better than everything else.

Easy choice.

(Feel free to cut and paste that when your hear people whine about how the election was stolen by the Ruskies or swayed by Sexism.)

Don’t take this as some sort of Trump-Worship, he’s certainly not without faults. (Aren’t we all?)

At times he seems to Forest Gump his way through the blood thirsty Democrat/Never-Trumper piranhas with a sort of political naivety that is astonishing. At other times, he makes brilliant chess moves. No one is perfect. (Although in his mind he is.) But I’ll take an Ego with a penchant for putting America first than the last president with an Ego who put America last.

But not only has he been entertaining to observe, he’s been incredibly effective.

I honestly believe the man wants his face carved on Mount Rushmore.

And he probably deserves it.

But not in the way that Obama received a Nobel Peace Price. (That’s hideously ironic given what I am about to say a little further down about his wartime record.). Obama received it in a ‘I hope you will do well – here’s a famous trophy you are getting for participation that normally goes to people who actually achieve something” that the Nobel Prize Committee later said they regretted.

I’m trying to find a way to compare his historical upset over Hillary to the sitting Vice President Aaron Burr shooting the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel back in 1804. (From what I gather Hillary’s reaction to losing that glorious fall night back in 2016 was much, much worse than being mortally wounded with a lead ball through the liver.)

But I dunno.

There is an analogy there somewhere I’m certain of it…

Anyways.

In the first eight months:

We’ve seen the stock market break record after record and soar to new highs. It’s amazing what optimism will do for a market coupled with a healthy dose of government deregulation (ALL Businesses LOVE deregulation, because regulations tend to strangle more than help). Yeah, yeah – Obama was handed a raw deal. True. But his economic policies kept it in the dumps longer than it should have, just like FDR’s New Deal programs delayed the recovery from the Great Depression. Do you remember right up to the election how the Media was screaming that the sky would fall if Trump was elected and the stock market would plummet 20% because he’s SO BAD and we would enter this horrific depression and the world would end? Instead it went UP 20%.

Which brings me to another feather in Trumps cap. He promised 2 regulations removed for every new one implemented. Last I saw that ratio is actually 16 regulations kicked to the curb for every 1 new one! This is speculated to save businesses 4 BILLION dollars. That’s $4 Billion dollars that is better spent investing and expanding, adding jobs, devising new methods, tech advancements, etc. (Que the Socialists screaming that the CEO’s will just pocket the 4 Billion while the people suffer in squalor…  Maybe they WILL pocket a big chunk of it, but so what? You think they aren’t going to spend that money on new mistresses and super cars? The money will go back into the economy and spur other businesses. See the result so far below.)

One Million new jobs added. That’s one million people who are going to work. Think of the economic boost of that. One Million more people have money to spend(thereby stimulating the rest of the economy). One Million more people are paying into the government tax system instead of taking from it. This is huge. This is magnificent. This should be celebrated.

We’ve seen ISIS on the verge of defeat, after years of Obama’s inaction as thousands were tortured, raped, and murdered by the barbaric ‘JV Team’. I suppose Obama’s Legacy was more important than Humanity, because he didn’t want to get mired down in a war caused by him not listening to our Generals and bringing back troops to early.  Jokes on you, you are the first President to be at war every single day of their Presidency. Someone should have made a War Monger medal for you. We should make it look like a giant tear drop with streaks of blood.

We’ve FINALLY seen a hard stance taken against North Korea. It’s a shame it’s taken around 60 years for a President to stop kicking that Human Rights Violating Can down the road and decide it’s time to do something(unfortunately they now have the ability to hit our homeland because we waited TO LONG!). The sanctions were a huge win, we cut their exports(income) by 2/3rds! He even got the Ruskies and Chinese on board! (BTW – The UN has ‘adopted a resolution condemning NK on Human Rights Violations’ every year since 2003. But they are to busy running guns, drugs, and child sex slave rings in third world countries to actually do something about it.) Every time I see some meme or mention about how ‘Say what you want about Obama – but under him I never worried about a NUCLEAR WAR!’ – it makes me angry. But it’s true. Because he was a gutless pansy who was to busy implementing Climate Change policies to ‘save future generations’ while he allowed North Korea and Iran get closer and closer to nukes that would wipe out millions in the present if launched.

We’ve seen 11,000 jobs cut out of the Federal Government. FINALLY! Obama added 60,000 government jobs in his first 6 months and Dub Bush added 50,000. This is a move in the right direction in cutting wasteful spending.

We are seeing finally seeing the tide of illegal immigration turning. The drastic drain on our countries social, medical, judicial, and educational system and resources is beginning to slow. We are at the lowest illegal immigration rate in 17 years, down almost 60%. That’s without a WALL! That’s by just letting the current laws actually be implemented as they should, allowing the Border Patrol to do their job, and removing the biggest driving force behind illegal immigration – free stuff. We are either a nation of Laws or a nation of Lawlessness. Trump is allowing the enforcement of Law.

He exposed the Media and Democrats for who they really are. The party of hate, lies, misconceptions, and intolerance. We’ve said it for years, that the Media is basically the left arm of the Democratic party. Now they don’t even try to act impartial. It’s a hate mongering fest of Anti-Trump 24/7. Every new leak, every new development, every misstep is broadcasted in the worst light possible and anything positive is stamped down or shoved to a back page. Anything potentially bad is rapidly disseminated without verification in hopes of over-turning his presidency with public outcry, or hoping something will actually stick so they can remove him from office, or at the least making it as difficult as possible to implement the agenda he was elected for.

He exposed the Republicans for who THEY really are. The wish-washy Elitist Club who will say anything to be elected then fail us when they have the ability to win. Nothing is more disgusting than their inability to ACT. My own party has become the back stabbing Power Crazed Clique who will protect their elitism from any outside commoner who dares to not toe the party line and hold them accountable. Majority of them are gutless and unworthy of re-election. McCain comes to mind. Grrr.

He pushed American energy independence. The XL pipeline was a start. The EPA is getting their spiteful butts kicked up and down Washington as they are finally reigned in from their over-reaching business crushing actions. He backed out of the needless Paris Accord on Climate Change, where we would have punched ourselves in the economic groin for decades while China and India get a boost on the world stage from our self-inflicted economic wounds. (Because we REALLY should just let India, a Cast-System, and China, a bunch of filthy Communists, be front and center on the world stage instead of a Democratic Republic that promotes FREEDOM and PROSPERITY)

He got Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. This is magnificent. Not only did he get a super-duper awesome Textualist. (Believes the Constitution is a binding legal document, NOT a living document that changes interpretation through the generations) He’s a big supporter of religious rights and against government-overreach. This YUGE WIN aside, Trump is also rocking the Federal Judicial Court system, with 20 plus strict conservative  judge appointments and the opportunity for upwards of 100. An unprecedented amount. Now he needs to shatter the 9th District (The Nutty 9th) and break their insane liberal stranglehold.

Held the VA Accountable. Under Obama only 13-14 people were fired after the VA scandal broke. Now over 500 have been fired and 200 suspended in the last six months. Clean the house!

He bombed Syria. Remember Obama’s Red Line? He may have been well-mannered, polished, and charismatic, but he did nothing and then the entire world knew he was a scrotum-less chump.  Our enemies were emboldened and our allies weakened. Trump did it and both parties and the world applauded him for it.  Audentes Fortuna Iuvat…. Fortune Favors the Bold.

Good stuff.

We should be reveling his achievements. That means we should be drinking, dancing, and enjoying ourselves in a rambunctious and loud manner. Yes. LETS!

But of course the Media is searching for the Russian-Collusion Boogey-Man, trying to sway popular opinions against him, and trying to dethrone a duly elected president.

There’s a party-pooper at every party.

Now – Again, he’s not without flaws and failures. I’m not a mindless drone trying to elevate Trump to a position he doesn’t deserve.

The guy trips himself up over and over again. He will do something magnificent and then ruin the momentum of it by tweeting or doing something stupid and unimportant.

I get it.

When someone says something mean about him, Trump isn’t going to lay down and take it. He’s going to swing back. And that’s a great sight to behold… sometimes. Especially after years of spineless Republicans getting battered around by the left without putting their dukes up. But a lot of times he sabotages himself as everyone around him has to go into damage control or fight the blatant media spin.

A good example is how he is handling Korea, Fire and Fury. Awesome! Then he calls out McConnell for being a worthless hack who can’t get the job done after seven years of empty talk and hints that he should resign. Sweet!

Then he fumbles Putin kicking our diplomatic staff out. Putin’s goons have been terrorizing our diplomatic staff for years now. Including killing their dogs, breaking in and intentionally leaving lights on, etc. Trumps response was moronic, “Oh thanks for cutting government jobs, I’ve been wanting to do that!”. NO NO NO. Bend Putin over and spank him. Even if that was tongue in cheap, you need to have a firm and forceful response. Don’t show weakness, they don’t respect that.

Now that response brings back up the Russia-Collusion Theory. The Media loves that baseless claim. Sheesh – It’s not like he gave 20% of our Uranium to Russia then received a bunch of Clinton Foundation Donations… Oh I know, Snopes will disagree with me. That’s because they have a blatant leftist leaning. Did you know that the Founder of Snopes has been accused of fraud, embezzlement, and prostitution? But Snopes is a bastion of truth! (They should go back to debunking internet and email chains and stay out of politics.)

BTW – Did you know that when Hillary gave that famous red button to the Ruskies when she was Sec of State, they mistranslated the word on it? It was supposed to say ‘Reset’ and instead it actually said, “Overload”.

LOL. That’s irrelevant, but funny.

Back to his tweets, the majority are actually good. They talk about what he is doing, what he wants to do, or the progress he has made. But for every hundred good tweets, the media will pick up on the one cruddy one to go mainstream with. Because they WANT everyone to think he’s a mean spirited unhinged lunatic who is dangerous to us all and we just HAVE to stop him!

So, good deeds, bad words.  I’m okay with that.

And if you ever find yourself sad or you worry that the Conservative movement is going to fail and falter under Trump… Or that those turd-burgling party-poopers are going to get him removed from office and face the WRATH of the people…

Just remember that under Obama the Democrats lost over 1,200 state and federal positions. As a party they aren’t even a National Party anymore, they are a handful of hold-out cities. Which are typically crime ridden, sky-high taxed, politically corrupt dens of hell that we only visit for the Beach, Pizza, and Monuments.

They’ve neutered themselves and now they are willing to sacrifice other organs as they continue their progressive dreams of change. (I’ll take a Kidney in the 2018 Elections please!)

As they do this I believe more people will flee the party of hate and discontent.  Kind of like how Trump and Reagan left them. That’s two Presidents you could have had in the bag!

I know. The Polls! The POLLS! They say the entire country HATES TRUMP! Lowest approval rate of all presidents! (That one had a 14% higher number of Democrats included in the sample – Go figure). Look back to the primaries, the majority of polls were wrong. Constantly.

Remember how Hillary was going to smoke-check Trump in the Election? Even though she had to cancel events because there were to few people turning out and Trump was filling stadiums and auditoriums. Hillary’s team was poppin’ bottles of champagne on their planes before a single state had recorded it’s results yet. Remember the smug look giving way to despair and angst on all the newscasters faces as the results rolled in and the realization sunk in? GLORIOUS. There were actual TEARS! And people think they are unbiased?!

Don’t trust the polls.

Every election they say, “So close! So Close! Or “Left will SMASH the right!” Kind of like every special election we’ve had this year to replace Trumps Cabinet picks, the Left is going to win. Then the Right does by usually a comfortable margin.

Polls are incredibly easy to bias. I took Statistics in college. I got a bad grade in it…. But the only thing that mattered to me was the first day of class when we were told, “Stats are never absolute or without some bias, can always change, and are easily influenced and swayed to get the desired outcome.” I think of that every time I see a Poll.

So ignore the nay-saying and wishful impeachment thinking. Instead think about all the amazing achievements that an Establishment Republican never would have had the cojones to back or implement that Trump has managed to do. They might be buried under the media narrative, but they are there, and they are grand.

Because – Good. Bad. He’s the guy with the Presidency.

 

 

 

 

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And the left suddenly morphs into Sun Tzu/General Patton level military geniuses…

Because transgender FEELINGS are at stake!

But the left will ignore the threat of Islam and all the hurt feelings generated by them as they rape and pillage across Europe. Because they just KNOW they are the REAL religion of peace.

As they subjugating women, assaulting them for wearing mini-dresses, or not covering their faces, creating ‘No Go’ zones where Westerners don’t dare tread, throwing Gays off roof tops, stoning rape victims to death, and bringing their miserable third world country values and traditions to lower all of our living standards to their level.

No, they are the religion of peace!

FREE PASS!

The religion of peace that celebrates being so peaceful by killing each other since the 7th century when it was founded by a bloodthirsty warlord who supported pedophilia and killing non-believers if they forcibly wouldn’t convert.

But it’s okay, because the left always knows what is best and who the real enemy is.

Which is make-believe bigotry of some form or another.

And then the left turns on the people who hold the line, who risk it all, who sacrifice, who are killed or wounded or mentally damaged by the horrors of war fighting… surprise surprise… MUSLIMS.

But obviously, the military just need to be more sensitive towards others…

Hey guys, you’re already neutered with ridiculous Rules of Engagement, to where we give the enemy first shot as us before we are allowed to return fire.  But whatever, here – you have to accept a bunch of weirdos with mental disorders into your midst.  Good luck with unit cohesion!

The audacity of the left knows no limits as they twist logic to save feelings over actual lives.

You know what’s important to the military?

Stacking bodies waist deep, smearing their blood on our faces for war paint, and using their corpses like sand bags to slay the enemies of FREEDOM.

Not to serve as some sort of ridiculous social experiment where you throw curve balls at our waffle bats all day long expecting us to make home runs with your handicapping.

People are rejected all the time for military service.

A wide array of medical, mental, and personal reasons.

No one… NO ONE… has a RIGHT to serve. The military is NOT an equal opportunity employer.

It is literally the opposite. They are very selective by nature.  Anything that doesn’t work, or doesn’t mesh is a distraction. And distractions get people killed. And distractions lose wars.

But obviously the left, in their continuous search for progressive justice, believes that a person with a mental disorder should be allowed to serve.

These are the same loons who proclaim so vocally that people with mental disorders shouldn’t have access to firearms! (So we have to make it so strict, so regulated, that most of the sane people get caught up with the insane. Because if we disarm thousands in our quest to disarm a single bad guy – that’s good math according to their public education.)

So thinking you are a different sex than what you scientifically are doesn’t count as a ‘real mental disorder’ right?

Oh whatever.

We just need more sensitivity training right?

Because we should accept them for who they are… even thought they don’t accept themselves for who they are.

LOL.

You know people have been kicked out of the military for tattoo placement right?

I couldn’t re-enlist because of it.

Because we all know, that Romans 13:4 script on the inside of my arm is going to totally ruin my combat effectiveness.

Talk about discrimination…

But cross-dressing men and women who want to change their sex, come on in weirdos!

You guys are going to win the next World War!

Bwhahahahahaha!

You guys are worse than the stereotypical Boot LT who gets lost in the field, because you don’t even know which bathroom to use.

Heck – The NC Bathroom laws have already defeated you.

 

Went from Dating a Glock 26 to a Glock 19.

I’ve carried a Glock 26 for about 8 years now. For almost that entire time I had been carrying magazines with a  +2 round extension. A couple years ago I started carrying a Glock 19 magazine with a spacer on it.

Basically, I was carrying a Glock with a Glock 19 grip but a Glock 26 barrel. Which is the equivalent of handicapping myself by using a shorter barrel with a shorter sight radius.

The grip is what is hard to conceal, so if I’ve got a bigger grip I might as well have the longer barrel that helps to shoot more accurately as well.

I finally upgraded to a Glock 19.

I took it outto the range and burned 100 rounds through it, practicing drawing from concealment and firing, one and two handed, than practiced clearing a plate rack as well.

I loved it.

There is definitely a reason the Glock 19 is the most popular gun that Glock makes.

It’s hard to describe it, the best I’ve come up with is what I posted on facebook recently.

Going from carrying and shooting a Glock 26 to a Glock 19 is like dumping a girl that ranks a solid 5 on the 1 to 10 scale of attractiveness and dating a perfect 10. Why did I wait so long?

“Can’t you see? Every shot I have taken, since I was that little boy on the gun range, was to bring me closer to you.” – Memoirs of a Geisha (paraphrased)

I’ve never seen Memoirs of a Geisha, but I googled top romantic movie quotes and that one seemed perfectly editable for my purpose.

The factory sights leave something to be desired. So that will need to be remedied.

I was rocking some old Dave Sevigny Competition Slant Pro sights. He was the Team Glock Captain until the whole underage sex fiasco blew up, when Jessie Abbates husband got caught up with then-underage Tori Nonaka. (Which is why I assume she is on the Team, but the rest of the Team seems to avoid her like the plague.)

But I think it’s time for me to jump on the Night Sights bandwagon.

Although I fully intend to rock this thing in some competitions. Sorry my dear, sweet Glock 35, you are going to have some much deserved time off.

Speaking of Glocks, AimSurplus has law enforcement trade in Glock 22’s for $309, and they have mis-matched serial number Glock 22’s for $280.

That’s an incredible steal.

Go get one.

If you aren’t a .40 fan, you can drop in a 9mm barrel for about $100 bucks and use some Glock 17 magazines.

Glocks are awesome like that.

For people who have no idea what I’m talking about, see below. Glock 26, with +2 round extension is on the left. Glock 19 is on the right.

Doesn’t seem like a big difference until you hold it in your hand.

(That’s what she said)

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No, Women aren’t equal to Men.

You are actually SUPERIOR!

Did you know in ancient Sparta, the only Spartans who were allowed markers on their graves were men who fell in battle or women who died in child birth?

They held giving birth on the same level as dying in battle. The equality of the creation of life and the taking of life.

If something about that isn’t romantically poetic – I don’t know poetry.

(I don’t know poetry)

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Take in mind that this isn’t across the board and applying to everyone of each sex. There’s a broad spectrum, and that’s great. Yay diversity! Except for some people…they shouldn’t be allowed to breed and water down future generations(We all know someone like that).

But when I paint – I prefer to throw the can at the wall instead of using a detailing brush.

With that warning out of the way…

There’s a joke that goes like this: What’s worse to go through – child birth or a kick to the groin?  Answer – Kick to the groin, because a woman will think about having another child but no man will consider another kick.

Women will go through 9 months of misery followed by hours of intense suffering, all to bring an innocent little life into this world. During this time, men will fetch them oddities for their cravings and try to make them comfortable enough to avoid their justifiable wrath at what we’ve done to them.

That’s pretty awesome. We should celebrate the heck out of what you go through. This is further proof of your superiority.

But modern feminism, has taken this push for ‘equality’ to far.

Everything now that doesn’t go in a woman’s favor is obviously based on sexism right?

“We don’t have a female president because of sexism!”

Oh shut up. Hillary is a morally bankrupt human being with bad politics. THAT’s why she wasn’t elected.  You bring her to the table again and we’ll just keep showing her the door. Bring a lady worthy of the seat and she’ll get the seat.

“Women are paid less! Sexism!”

No, no it’s not.  This has been debunked. Women choose to go into lesser paying fields. Men not only go into better paying fields, they also go into more dangerous fields that pay better as well. Women are more likely to leave the workplace for family purposes, like taking care of sick husbands with our debilitating colds, or children. Also female CEO’s make MORE than male CEOs. We’re talking 7 MILLION dollars more.  And single, childless women, make more than single, childless men. In some cities as much as 20% more.

So I suppose, since women now have the right to vote, kill their own babies, work in the fields with men, get equal or better pay, and now play in the fire of combat – Feminists are just creating or grasping for things to whine about.

Here’s what you they are doing.

Dragging women down into the mud with men.

Men are brutish, unevolved things. No matter how many pajama clad, hot cocoa sipping, wimps abound out there, this is the nuts and bolts of who and what we are. It’s imprinted in our DNA.

Here’s how I know.

Go up to any man.  Be it a lumber jack, Marine, barista, Momma’s Boy living in a basement, or even a Navy Sailor. (haha)

And ask them, “In the movie Braveheart who would you prefer to be?  William Wallace who gallantly dies an agonizing death screaming FREEDOM! and immortalized in the pages of history? Or Robert DeBruce, who shirks his responsibilities to his countrymen, but wins the crown with barely any misery and suffering and is no longer remembered?”

The vast majority of us will say, William Wallace.

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Because ingrained in man, even in childhood, is the desire to not only WIN but to prove themselves by overcoming a struggle. No kid goes out onto the playground playing Army Men or Cowboy and Indians and wants to LOSE.  They go out, pretend to get wounded, then kill the bad guy.

It’s only later in their life that MANHOOD is beaten down in them by our ‘civilized society’ who tells them to tell a teacher rather than bloody a bully’s nose. Or it’s better to run and hide than stand and fight.  And that nothing is worthy of sacrifice or risk unless someone else does it.

HA!

We men would rather stand bloodied and exhausted, but victorious on a mountain of corpses, boldly proclaiming that we have conquered our enemies, forever remembered for our deeds – than be handed a long life of safety, luxury, and ease with no one looking up in awe at you and your achievements.

Easiness is BORING.

There is proof of this in the glorious Marine Corps. We brag about the misery we endure. When we aren’t talking like Donald Trump and Billy Bush about women (People who complained about that wouldn’t last five minutes enlisted), we are swapping stories about how freaking miserable we’ve been. It’s not just about what we’ve accomplished, it’s about what we’ve endured. Then we talk about what other people have endured in awe.

Carlos Hathcock right?

Legendary Vietnam Marine Sniper. Death incarnate. He once spent three days crawling 2,000 yards in the wide open to shoot a naughty Charlie General. We don’t tell that story because it was a good shot or who he killed, no one cares the distance of the shot or the Generals name. We tell that story because it’s awesome what he put himself through to do it. He earned a bounty on his head. A bounty on his head! How awesome is it to be feared by your enemies they will pay to have you killed?!

That is a greatness achieved by few.

In the movie ‘300’ Leonidas points his spear at that coward traitor Ephialities and says, “May you live forever”. Because instead of dying in glorious combat with the Spartans, he will have to bear the disgrace of what he’s done for the rest of his life.

How much does that stink? No one wants to be remembered for being a loser. He’s not getting a marker on his grave! (Historically, Leonidas probably would have laughed at him and kicked him off the cliff when he offered his help. They were big into eugenics…)

But stop dragging women down to that level.

We are vastly different and there is nothing wrong with that.

Women are the civilizers.

They give men a purpose in a civilized society where we aren’t allowed to slam battle axes into each others faces. (Or during the peace times between battle axe slamming.)

They give us a reason to keep pushing.  To better ourselves and our families.

We need responsibilities. We need a purpose for our desires. We need an outlet.

We may not be able to kill each other, but we can be the hero’s in our families eyes. Our kids can look up in awe at us.

And that’s enough for most of us.

The guy crying in the airport when he returns from deployment and holding his first born child for the very first time? A month prior he threw a frag grenade into a room full of Haji’s and made hamburger. High fives all around afterwards!

Then he’s turned into a giant cry baby when he returns home to the ones he’s loved and missed for 12 months.

With the exception of those guys who married strippers before deployment, men think constantly about home and their families.  They try to compartmentalize it with what they do, but it’s always there in the background. It’s a powerful, powerful force that holds sway over a man.

There are studies out there that the biggest motivation for young men to avoid being dragged into a life of crime(or for leaving a life of crime) is having the responsibilities of a family.

I’m not aware of ANY study that says a woman needs a man. (Anything that’s not in Cosmopolitan magazine) But there are numerous ones that say the opposite in regards to men.

Women can give birth. Women can raise boys to be civilized, polite, capable men. Women tame the uncouth, savage man.

All we do is fight. Fight for ourselves and fight for our families.

Doesn’t matter if its on the killing fields of Iraq or in the back stabbing corporate world. We take our imprinted abilities and desires to become heroes and make it so.

Even if it’s just to our kids.

Feminism would have women believe that men consider them the weaker of sexes. That they are unable to do what men do, because men won’t let them. That they should be equal to men in every regard, social or biological.

No, no, no! That’s dumb! We are socially and biologically different creatures. And there is nothing wrong with that.

Yes, there are injustices out there, but there isn’t SEXISM hiding behind every potted fern in an HR Managers office.

There is nothing wrong with being different from each other and celebrating the fact that women are better at some things and men at others. We don’t need to be equal. We need to be different. Opposite and opposing forces.

For instance, I don’t believe women should be on the field of combat. I don’t believe they have the ingrained savagery needed. I think they should be kept out of the Infantry for that basis alone. Israel is a great example of how it can be done, but Israel has been on the brink of extinction for 70 years. They don’t have a choice, it’s every man, woman, and child needed for the defense of their country.

I also don’t believe that men have the depth of emotional or relationship strength that women do to have and care for children or keep societies tied together.

And if Daddy’s are heroes, Mommy’s are gods.

Men dying on battlefields don’t scream for their fathers. They scream for the one who bore them, cared for them, and imprinted on them their strength and love from the moment they entered this miserable world.

THAT’s the proof of power women wield over men.

Celebrate the differences. Embrace your strengths.

But my money for who is superior, is always on the ones giving birth and would willingly do it again.

Because no man wants to get kicked in the groin.

30,000 words in 10 days.

Not bad. First four days I hammered out 15,500 words and the last six days I managed to get almost as many again.

But word counts don’t mean squat unless it’s GOOD. I’d rather read a 70,000 word Louis L’Amour book than try to read a 500,000 word (feels like it) Ayn Rand book. He says in a couple sentences what she says in a couple pages. Great ideas! But don’t bore me to death telling me about them, lady.

I hear there are 250-300 words per page on your average sized novel(whatever that is), so I’ve around 100-120 pages written so far.

Rock on.

This is writing from 4am to 7am before work. That’s when I really progress the story. The smaller bits of time I get, I work on re-writing stuff. For re-writes, I mostly went back the beginning and started moving through the manuscript.

What I mean is, I’m on page 66 of fast writing and page 16 of re-writing.

I say mostly back to the beginning, because sometimes I have to re-write a whole bunch of junk. Like the other day, I realized I had written a character into a position where it just wouldn’t WORK. I had to scrap about 1,000 words and re-write it completely. That sucked.

When I fast write, I just beat the keys off the keyboard. Make some adjustments as it goes, and let it lay where it falls. Sometimes I’ll just dump a scene half-finished and move on if I can’t think of where to go with it. I just look at the outline, see what’s next and go.

Speaking of the outline, my original outline has zigged and zagged on and off track now. The more I think about this thing, the more I think ‘Hey, you know what would be cool?’ then I do that.

I actually had to make a new outline so I could keep track of what was going on and the new added scenes. No wonder it takes George R. Martin three years to write a book. Poor guy is trying to shove four high schools worth of drama into it.

Then I’ll be on the treadmill, or at work, or driving, and a new idea will pop into my head. Something cool that I have to pursue.

Welcome to the party, Chief Sitting Bull. You get an important scene. Thanks for all the new research I have to do on you and the Lakota Indian tribe. Ugh.

The bad part is, the more I re-write the more I realize my initial writing is ‘okay, but not great’.

I think this means I’m getting better as I go.

That also means, Reader Zero no longer gets to read anything as I write it.  She has to wait until I’ve gone over it first to make it more of an official ‘rough draft’.

It’s for the best, dear.

🙂

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