I just got an email from a company that wanted to place ads on this blog. The answer is no. This blog will remain ad free.
I am committed to keeping this blog and server up, so don’t worry about me shutting down. That isn’t going to happen, but I would like to see if we can get some help in offsetting the costs a bit. So if this content is entertaining, or if you download some of the training materials located here, hit me up on my Patreon and kick in a few bucks. I would appreciate it.
Sorry for the lack of posting. Busy getting my stuff together to begin my new job. Plus my wife and I went out last night with my sister and her husband. We had some drinks and a nice dinner. Then some more drinks. I staggered into the house after midnight.
I am packing the vehicle now. Off to the Southwest Florida Blogshoot.
It sometimes seems as if you are alone in the world. That was what happened to me yesterday. I let those who have no fight in them get to me. I needed a short breather. It seems as though the news is all bad. In the middle of all of this bad news, the bill from my ER visit two weeks ago arrived: It was for $53,000. Luckily, some calls to the insurance company got my part of the bill down to a more reasonable $1700.
Then I saw Larry Correia’s post. Here is what got me back on my feet:
Some of you know it, but you’re too scared to talk. You’re the ones who piss me off the most. The ones who come to me at events in confidence or send me sheepish emails about what goes on behind the scenes, and how you recognize the rot, the fucking cancer in the bones of your organization. But you do nothing, you say nothing in public, you never take a stand, and so you get bulldozed. Great. You fucking deserve it, cowards. You know who you are.
You cowards know who you are- the ones who demand that OTHERS take a stand. While you ask that others take the risks, saying that YOUR life, YOUR pension, YOUR job, and YOUR fortune are too important to risk because “it’s just an AR-15,” or “it was only a little bit of fraud, not enough to change anything,” or even “they protesters only burned down a few businesses.”
When my fire department hired a fire chief from New York, who immediately declared that ALL firearms we came in contact with were to be turned over to police so they would be confiscated and lost in bureaucratic mazes until the owner gave up, I risked my job by compromising. I unloaded them, held on to them until our business was concluded, then returned them to the owner. Those who are on my side called me a jackboot and said if I had any guts, I would have told the chief to kiss my ass. Those are the same people who today tell me that “Be realistic here. Who is going to risk their lives, their family’s lives, their retirement, their home, etc… to keep an AR-15? Will you?” Yes. Not only will I, but I already have.
Now that they are trying to silence those of us who value liberty, there are those of us who are using our own money and resources to fight back. This server? I have laid out about a kilobuck of my own cash setting it up. This isn’t a plea for money. It’s a fact. I believe in freedom, I believe in the ideals of this nation, and I am willing to sacrifice for them. Are you?
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