It’s that time again, Santa Pictures. (Updated!)

At the UMC in Holbrook MA on Saturday, December 13th.  Pancake Breakfast and pictures with Santa..

Some new additions after recovering files off the corrupted memory chip on the Nikon D70:

All well behaved children (as good as you could expect at least) so no inclusions into my rouges gallery;

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Click Kayaking for the non-political stuff…


If anyone would rather not wade through the political posts, click on photos or kayaking on the sidebar…

Bye the bye, since I don’t self-host this blog, some videos stop working when the link is broken. Do me a favor and add a comment when you encounter “a lost vid” while browsing here, thanks.

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Start thinking about 2016, we can’t let the leftist media pick the candidate again!


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Firewood Thieves, Oh, No! Revisited.

Seems that this winter is shaping up to be even worse than last year (God help us!)  So I’m revisiting that post.

Thieves Raiding Residents' Woodpiles For Firewood...

woodpileIn some areas  a crime not seen since the Depression.

In the linked story, someone took a families entire winter fuel supply, several cords of split, seasoned hardwood.  They have no backup, no oil furnace, no gas and yes, they have children.

In the Depression some farmers found a solution to the thefts. All farms had a supply of dynamite; for stumps, or the ubiquitous stones in the fields.  Drilling out a small hole and sticking half or quarter stick of dynamite inside a piece of firewood and leaving it on top of the pile, soon lead to the identification of the location of the thief.  Harsh, but locally highly approved of.

The gravity of this type of offense is that it breaks down the trust in a community; to steal a families source of winter fuel, to steal the tools of a man’s livelihood, destroy crops in the field, befoul a common resource as in a well, or to set a fire in the night.  Today, some of these things aren’t even felonies.

I’ve had experience with losing more than I could afford to lose.  When I was starting out in telecom, installing “Key” phone systems in the seventies, I worked hard all day and into the evening to finish the work by the promised time.  The job was on the Cape and the drive home long. It was dark and late when I finally parked in front of my apartment. To tired to unload and carry my tools up the three floors, I dragged myself up to get a few hours sleep before getting up and going to the office.  In the morning when I went down, the car was gone.  It turned up the next day, towed by the police to the municipal lot.  Side window broken out and empty.  For the next couple of months I was back doing grunt work, pulling cable, labeling phones. No overtime, no travel pay. Until I could put together another tool kit and paid back the company for the lost test-set and meter.  I also lost out on an promotion and advance to a higher pay scale.  That whole incident put me back a year.   I hate thieves.  If they knew what affect they had on their victims, they wouldn’t care.

Well, back to woodpiles.

Let me share some whimsical photos of woodpiles…

woodpile2 decorated-wood-pile 33a8491c77c1 varnai-2_largeAnswers the question of what do you do with the old woodpile after you convert to natural gas.

Concerning the likelihood of a very bad winter, the following story has food for thought.

Seems that a tribe of Indians living in the Northwest was concerned about the upcoming winter.

So one of the Indians called the National Weather Service said, “We’re worried that it might be a bad winter. What’s your forecast?”

The weather service meteorologist responded, “We predict a very cold winter.”

The Indian reported this to his tribe, which immediately started stockpiling firewood.

A couple weeks later, the Indian again called the weather service and asked, “Are you changing the forecast for this winter?”

The meteorologist answered, “We think it’s going to be a very harsh, cold winter.”

Again, the Indian reported this to his tribe, which, with even greater urgency, stocked even more firewood.

Even so, a few weeks later, no cold and no snow.

The Indian, wondering where all the snow was, yet again called the weather service and asked, “You keep saying it’s going to be a bad winter. What makes you think it’s going to be so cold?”

The forecaster replied, “I don’t know. But the Indians have been stockpiling firewood like crazy.”

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Beyond the Pale.

Man who waterboarded 9/11 mastermind slams CIA interrogation report

The man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told Megyn Kelly on Tuesday that the CIA’s program of using enhanced interrogation techniques did not amount to torture, despite recent accusations in a Senate-issued report.

“If it was torture, I would be in jail,” James Mitchell said on “The Kelly File.” “This thing was investigated over and over. I was told by the highest law enforcement agency in the land that we were going to walk right up to the edge of the law, and that all of the things we had included in that list were legal.”

“Not Illegal”.  That’s nice, but I don’t care.  Most Americans who watched the towers fall don’t care.

“(The CIA) had ongoing information to suggest that (terrorists) were trying to smuggle nuclear weapons into the U.S.,” Mitchell said. “There was all this anthrax stuff going on, there was credible evidence to suggest that there was another wave of attacks coming and we couldn’t have it happen.”

Mitchell added: “They tried to decapitate us last time, they tried to destroy our civilization. And people were clamoring to do everything and anything they could that was legal, to take it right up to the line and save American lives. Because that’s what our government is supposed to do: save American lives.”

Mitchell, who said he found waterboarding “repulsive at times” but said he did it out of a duty to protect the U.S., criticized the Senate report, saying it’s “easy” in hindsight to second-guess the tactics used after 9/11, more than 13 years after the attacks.

“In my view, the CIA analysts and the CIA targeters are incredible,” he said. “To do this, to besmirch them, I think, is beyond the pale.”

“Beyond the Pale” is an phrase that harkens back to Ireland and it’s rule by the English.  It is an geographic term originally, the Pale was the land bordering Dublin and within that area English Law and only English Law had authority.  The area outside (beyond that) was old Irish law.  Some old Irish laws were easier and more lenient.  But some old Irish laws regarding treason and murder were harsh, and rightfully so.  Later, during “The Troubles”, the Irish strove against the British Empire for independence and their brutality and murderous resolve was again called “Beyond the Pale” by their enemies and most of Europe.

It’s not that acting beyond the pale is acting without law, but acting under a different set of rules and principles while still under control.  The Islamic terrorists are not following our laws or conducting themselves as any type of legal combatant we would recognize. They are truly beyond the pale.  But they have an leadership and they mainly follow their religions guidelines (such as they are..) and they are supported by the majority of their own peoples.   I think that anyone who has been interested in reading this blog is probably someone who understands that the historical truth that Americans and Europeans have been subjected to truly hideous tortures and cruel death at the hands of this current crop of savages as well as their forefathers going back for centuries.   To someone who understands this, then the ridiculous and hysterical shrieking by the media and the opportunists is sickening.

We have now been conducting this war against Islam (yup, against Islam. I said that…bite me.) for thirteen years without ever taking the gloves off and really fighting this generational enemy  as we should have.  After squandering so much wealth, a lost decade and losing so many lives playing at being gentlemen; perhaps it’s time we took off the gloves and met our enemy where the fight is.

Beyond the Pale.


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Dishonest Men

It has been my experience over 64 years, that dishonest men are the quickest to believe ill of their fellows.

Eric Holder believes all cops are racists, targets ‘unconscious bias’

Following the Eric Garner verdict, New York cops can look forward to having their heads examined for “unconscious bias” by federal thought police unleashed by Attorney General Eric Holder.
The NYPD can expect to undergo the same kind of “de-biasing” training that Holder put departments in Seattle, New Orleans, St. Louis and several other cities through while investigating them for alleged civil rights violations.

I have come to believe that all Negros in uppity positions are the most racist of them all.

The Justice Department’s unprecedented shift from prosecuting intentional discrimination to investigating unconscious or “implicit” bias began long before Ferguson, Mo. It’s part of a “racial justice” movement launched by the Obama administration to “reform” the criminal justice system.
In the past five years, Holder has more than doubled the number of police department probes compared with the previous five years, opening more than 20 investigations and pressuring 15 consent orders to stop “biased policing” and other alleged violations.

Justice is justice, there is no such thing as “racial justice”.   What Holder has really been promoting is Tribal Primacy.  Out of Africa justice.

In Las Vegas, police have banned patrol officers from touching African-American suspects during foot chases. Only partners uninvolved in the chase can step in and use force to arrest the fleeing perp.
In Fayetteville, NC, where Justice started retraining cops in October, searches of black suspects are no longer allowed — even when the suspect gives consent. “Hot-spot” policing in high-crime neighborhoods is also considered biased against blacks.

My tribe is on top! Our Ju-Ju is strong!

By the way, exactly how does a cop not chasing a suspect make an arrest?

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Clever Dog Tricks

Yes, Dems did funnel money to ‘independent’ in Kansas Senate race


Anyone who followed this year’s Senate race in Kansas — the one longtime GOP incumbent Pat Roberts appeared to be losing to Greg Orman, the businessman running as an independent — knows Orman and his supporters vigorously denied Roberts’ allegation that Orman was really a Democrat running to further the Democratic agenda.

“By word, by deed, by campaign contribution, this man is a liberal Democrat,” Roberts said of Orman during a debate in October. “A vote for Greg Orman is a vote to extend the Barack Obama/Harry Reid agenda.”

Not true, Orman answered. “The senator can say that over and over again, but it doesn’t make it so.”

What voters did not know was at that very moment, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid’s political action committee, the Senate Majority PAC, was preparing to pour more than a million dollars into the pro-Orman effort in Kansas. Reid was just waiting to make sure the donations came so late in the campaign that the public wouldn’t find out about them until after the election.

Roll over!  GOOD BOY!

Don’t bother trying to find this story on your home town newspaper, it’s not there.

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Pearl Harbor Day: Harold Estes

Harold Estes

( Claim:   Letter from nonagenarian World War II veteran criticizes President Obama.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, November 2009]

Dear President Obama,

My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year. People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.

I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate. Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.

One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.

So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can’t figure out what country you are the president of. You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

  • “We’re no longer a Christian nation”
  • “America is arrogant” – (Your wife even announced to the world, “America is mean-spirited.” Please tell her to try preaching that nonsense to 23 generations of our war dead buried all over the globe who died for no other reason than to free a whole lot of strangers from tyranny and hopelessness.)

I’d say shame on the both of you but I don’t think you like America nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do for the obvious gifts this country has given you. To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said, “America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.” Which ones did you mean?

1. Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British ?

2. Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War?

3. I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellahs I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around because we stand for freedom.

4. I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination. You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer,young man. Shape up and start acting like an American. If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue. You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their

people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts who was putting up a fight? You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing. I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son. Do your job. When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him. But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out. The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president.

You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy. That’s not our greatest threat. Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now. And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle.


Harold B. Estes

Origins:   Many readers originally encountered the above-reproduced letter to President Obama on the web site, where it was published in November 2009 after being submitted to that site by someone in Florida who had received it via e-mail.

The actual author of the letter was Hawaii resident Harold B. Estes, a long-serving veteran of the U.S. Navy who was pictured in the May 2005 issue of Fore ‘n Aft magazine and for whom the BMC Harold Estes Leadership Award is named.

The publisher of Fore ‘n Aft kindly responded to our inquiry and provided confirmation that Harold Estes was indeed the author of this piece:

Thank you for your note and this opportunity to personally vouch for that to which you refer. The letter is REAL and so is Harold Estes. A retired Master Chief Boatswains Mate, he dictated the letter to a secretary who printed it and Harold has signed it personally. I believe that in addition to the president, over 50 hard copies were mailed to various VIPs bearing his signature. Another personal and mutual friend showed me his copy! Thus, Harold is the author, a dear friend, a very well known Navy Leaguer and so please do mark this TRUE.

Honolulu television station KITV also interviewed Harold Estes at his Hawaii home and verified that he wrote the letter attributed to him:

A letter from a 95-year-old retired World War II sailor in Hawaii to President Barack Obama has stirred up attention on the Internet.

Retired ship’s Boatswain Harold Estes wrote the letter and someone in Florida sent it to The letter then bounced around different sites and people questioned whether it was real.

Estes said he was unaware of the controversy he caused on the Internet.

“I’ve never looked at anything on the Internet. I don’t follow this. I didn’t write this to get publicity,” Estes said.

Some later versions of the piece circulated via e-mail included a photograph of the author posing with Navy personnel:

For those who question Harold Estes’ status as Master Chief, a rank which was not created until after his retirement from the Navy, Fore ‘n Aft notes in a profile of Estes that:

In 2007, to recognize his many years of voluntary service as the Navy’s goodwill ambassador in Hawaii, the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Admiral Gary Roughead, promoted Harold to the honorary rank of Pacific Fleet Command Master Chief. At age 93.

Harold B. Estes passed away at the age of 96 in May 2011 and was interred at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.


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Doug: Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom

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Pearl Harbor Day

Since last year a friend returned a copy of a picture we gave them years ago, the original of this photo was lost in the house fire, including the negative.

My photo of the Arizona Memorial for webFrom a trip we made to Hawaii to visit Donie’s fathers grave in the Veterans Grave-site in Maui and on this trip we were finally able to get a seat on the boat out to the Arizona Memorial.
The little boy was just standing there gazing at the wall when I came up and shot this picture.   My paternal grandfather had been a Navy Man in WWI, re-enlisted in WWII and passed away soon after the end of the war from a service related illness.  I never met him.

PDJ 8 (18) bildeGod Bless Them All.

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