Mar 31, 2015

Food & Wine: Great Bacon Weave for Bacon Sandwiches!

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A Postscript for Britannia, From the Foxhole

This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
[King Richard II, Act 2, scene 1 – William Shakespeare
It is a strange and saddening affair indeed as once the island of nations formerly called Great Britain are being subverted from within, heading for a road of no return from 7th century mentality and Sharia law. 

Mar 29, 2015

Second Amendment Enforcement Act and 144th Annual NRA Meeting

Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and Representative Jim Jordan (OH) introduced The Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015 in both the US Senate and House. The bills intend to restore the individual right for law-abiding DC residents to Keep and Bear Arms to defend themselves in accordance with the law. It will allow DC residents to purchase firearms from licensed dealers in VA and MD without the draconian firearm registration system of DC.

Mar 28, 2015

In the News: State Legislation and National Firearm Topics (Mar 2015)

Florida [Palm Beach Post] … the Florida state senate approved a bill that will allow people fleeing from disaster to carry their firearms with them legally. The bill ensures that what happened during the Hurricane Katrina disaster in Louisiana circumstance where national guard and local law enforcement went house-to-house collecting firearms and confiscated firearms from people leaving the area by motor vehicle or boat – clearly a Second Amendment violation. President GW Bush did nothing about it and the media ignored it. The bill is heading for final passage in the House that gives people permission to carry firearms without a concealed weapons permit for the first 48 hours following a mandatory evacuation order. Once citizens are housed in a shelter, firearm carry policies apply. People will have to find refuge other than schools and public buildings if they intend to bring their firearms with them because of the no tolerance policies of those places.

Mar 26, 2015

Case of Desertion: American Justice on Trial

It is a fact that over the decades American people have learned not to trust those operating OUR government; and just as the mainstream media is tied into the progressive movement, it stands to reason that it is “ditto” for the world of so-called journalism.
Major broadcasts plastered National Security Adviser, Susan Rice pictures and videos of her explanation of the Benghazi incident as blame upon a video on YouTube. It was the same when she praised US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl as serving “with honor and distinction” after he was exchanged for five prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. 

Mar 25, 2015

Tea and Currant Scones: A British Legacy in United States

The British left a legacy in the New World – tea. Americans moved away from being tea drinkers while colonists to coffee drinkers after the Boston Tea Party revolt and American Revolution. The Tea Party movement (see also Tea Party Patriots) has been revived, evolved into a pro-constitutional movement that promotes the return of lost liberties, economic freedom, sovereignty, repeal of income tax, and economic freedom. Tea is not dumped into the Boston bay, but instead enjoyed in homes and restaurants across America. 
Coffee is still huge in popularity in the American West, a tradition continued by ranchers and cowboys (and cowgirls).

Sharia Law and Islamic Paramilitary Training Camps in United States

In January of 2015, World Net Daily reported there are 22 Islamic Jihad training camps in the United States. In 2014, Allen West and the Religious Freedom Coalition reported that there are such a training camp in Texas. The major media did not report any of it, neither in 2014 or presently. MSN did report that a Muslim prisoner in Texas is suing over Ramadan Observance. World Net Daily has been reporting about training camps for several years now with the Examiner reporting that Muslims were building Islamic paramilitary camps back in 2009. Back in 2012, it was reported there were 35 such camps operating inside the United States. Recently, the report was 22 camps. I hope the number is less because some have been disbanded. Military magazine has also been covering this story, complete with a video report.
Why has the mainstream media ignored this disturbing information?

Mar 23, 2015

US Supreme Court Upholds Wisconsin Voter ID Law

The US Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Wisconsin Voter ID law that requires a photo identification in order to vote. Hopefully more states will follow to prevent fraudulent voting practiced by the Democrat Party for more than 50 years. With Obama's unconstitutional amnesty and back-door processing of illegal immigrants this is an important move in deterring corruption within the voting system as well as government. Judging from the background of the SCOTUS justices, it is a happy surprise that they are abiding by their oaths of office and protecting the Constitution and using common sense when it comes to applying it to legislative actions.
Hooray for Governor Walker and the Wisconsin legislature for standing up against corruption. If voting becomes corrupted, which it has, it means that legitimate voters are not being heard. Evidence points towards the marginal lead in winning Election 2012 was because of illegal voting actions across the nation, for example, dead people voting, those with fraudulent identification voting, and people voting more than once. 

The Real Story of What is Happening at Our Southern Border

Maggie's Notebook reveals a testimony by a Border Patrol officer that served 27 years. In a report in July of 2014, Mexican president met with Guatemalan president to reach an agreement to make it easier for the illegal immigrants to make there journey to the US from Central America. They rode atop trains cross country to reach the US border. Our president has cooperated with foreign countries against immigration laws that he is supposed to and swore to uphold and enforce. I have said it for sometime now, this is not a case of illegals crossing borders to 'find a better life' like the progressives whine about. It is about invasion and that invasion is encouraged by Mexico because they are teaching their children that parts of the US rightfully belong to them. Actually it was Spain that established settlements and ruled over Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and South America during its golden age of colonization and conquest.

Mar 21, 2015

7-UP Biscuits

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup Seven Up or Ginger Ale
1/2 cup melted butter

  1. Mix Bisquick, sour cream and 7 up. Dough will be very soft - don't worry. Knead and fold dough until well mixed.
  2. Pat dough out and cut biscuits using a round biscuit / cookie cutter.
  3. Melt butter in bottom of cookie sheet pan or 9x13 casserole dish.
  4. Place biscuits on top of melted butter.
  5. Bake @ 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until brown.
NOTE: Ginger Ale is a good replacement for Seven Up.

Thanks to Aunt Helen for this recipe. 

Mar 20, 2015

FBI: Request for Public Help in Identifying Traitors

Jihad recruit at large
With the rash of individuals traveling overseas to join terrorist organizations of the Islamic State, the FBI announced:
We need the public's assistance in identifying U.S. Persons going to fight overseas with terrorist groups or who are returning home from fighting overseas.

Mar 19, 2015

H.R. 1105: Repeal the Estate 'Death' Tax

The following is an email petition I sent to my House Representative to vote to pass H.R. 1105, which will repeal the estate tax commonly known as the 'Death Tax'. It is a tax on property left for family upon death, on property that has already been taxed several ways. ...

Death should not be a taxable event.The Founders of our country believed this so strongly that they included a clause in the U.S. Constitution that forbids seizing an estate at death as a punishment for treason; it is unconscionable that the government now seizes up to 40 percent of everything a person leaves to his or her children as a punishment for achieving the American Dream.The House has a great opportunity to do the right thing by bringing H.R. 1105 to the floor for a vote before April 13, which will mark a shocking TEN YEARS since the last House vote on death tax repeal.I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 1105, encourage leadership to bring it to the floor for timely consideration, and to vote for it

Mar 16, 2015

Condolence To Cyclone Pam Victims

Cyclone Pam has hit Vanuatu northeast of Australia and reports state that the capital city of Port Villa is 96% destroyed. Red Cross, Save the Children, and disaster relief UN agencies have begun distributing food and providing emergency shelter for the victims of one of the worst storms ever. Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia have provided aid flights to the little democratic republic. The cyclone formed on March 6th east of the Solomon Islands and intensified to Category 5. The little island nation has suffered a complete communications breakdown and fresh water shortage with 90% of its infrastructure destroyed. Twelve have died, but more may be reported. Fiji was not in a direct path of the tropical storm and New Caledonia issued a precautionary alert. After hitting Vanuatu, the storm makes its way toward North Island, New Zealand. 

Mar 15, 2015

Heroes: Dakota Louis Meyer, United States Marine Corps

Dakota Louis Meyer, born on June 26th, 1988 in Kentucky, is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Ganjgal, Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.
Meyer's MOH citation:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 September 2009. Corporal Meyer maintained security at a patrol rally point while other members of his team moved on foot with two platoons of Afghan National Army and Border Police into the village of Ganjgal for a pre-dawn meeting with village elders. Moving into the village, the patrol was ambushed by more than 50 enemy fighters firing rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and machine guns from houses and fortified positions on the slopes above. Hearing over the radio that four U.S. team members were cut off, Corporal Meyer seized the initiative.

Mar 13, 2015

Wisconsin SB 35: Passes Committee and for Senate Vote

NRA-ILA photo
Before I announce a landmark bill passing the Wisconsin senate committee, I would like to make a point about the Second Amendment versus those who think that if firearms do not exist in public life there would be none or little crimes of violence or accidental deaths …
Let us replace firearms with the motored vehicle and what you would think if, in order to purchase a vehicle, because they can be dangerous in the wrong hands, a person must …
  • Wait for 48 hours to pick up the vehicle even though that person has a valid driver's license. Included in that waiting period is an extra fee to the state government for their time and effort of hindering your freedom.
  • Motor vehicle cannot be purchased with a maximum speed of 30 mph., because the faster one goes, the more damage occurs.
  • Fuel tanks on motor vehicles can only be five gallons, because the farther one goes there is a chance for bodily injuries and death.
  • Only certain vehicles can be manufactured because the consensus states that certain vehicles make people want to do unlawful things.
  • Only law enforcement and the military will be allowed to have vehicles that are beyond the aforementioned mandates.

Mar 12, 2015

Mossy Oak Kitchenware?

Lifetime Brands Mossy Oak products
Mossy Oak has connected with KitchenAid, Farberware, and Pgaltzgraff [Lifetime Brands] kitchware manufacturers to produce camouflage kitchenware to be sold at major retailers. Mossy Oak products will range from cutlery to dinnerware to cookware. Animal print designs are also being produced.
Walmart animal theme dinnerware
Mossy Oak has been camoflauging clothing, firearms and vehicles and now it is entering the kitchen - at home or in the camp.

Home Defense: .223 Caliber Ammunition

For a long time shotguns and handguns were the traditional home defense weapon, although ranchers and farmers often had a loaded rifle handy in case predators were attacking chicken coops or spooking the horses and cattle.
Hunting rifles in large calibers, like the 30-06, is not good for home defense because the rounds can go through walls. The same applies to 7.62mm FMJ rounds like those used in an AK carbine.
Tests have shown that the proper .223 ammo does not have any more penetrating power than pistol ammunition when hitting residential building material. Thus, SWAT officers use MP5 submachineguns or the M16/AR15 rifle/carbine. The Federal .223 hollowpoint 55-grain round drops most people with one shot, rarely passing through the body.
The kick of the .223 caliber rifles is nothing compared to a 12 Gauge shotgun, which makes it more manageable (and lighter) than a shotgun. The AR15 rifle/carbine has become popular with women shooters, thus it has been recommended for those who want an all-round defense weapon. Of course, a pistol is smaller and can be stored in a bedside table in a drawer. Like motor vehicles, types and size of firearms is always a personal preference.

Remington Defense Builds Sniper Systems

M40A5 Sniper Rifle - Mountain Warfare Training Center
Remington Defense division announced that production is starting to fill an order from the Department of Defense for 443 Precision Sniper Rifles (PSR) chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum and 446 PSR caliber conversion kits in both .300 Win. Mag and .308 Win.
Remington Defense is also providing the US Marine Corps 2,000 modular stocks, spares, and magazines for the M40 Sniper Rifle.

FN America Awarded US Army Contract

FN America [FN Herstal] has been awarded a new indefinite contract by the Department of the Army to build M240B, C, D, and H machine guns and spare receivers. The contract includes four one-year ordering periods not to exceed $84.6 million.
FN has produced more than 2 million firearms for the US Armed Forces since 1989 at the Columbia, South Carolina factory. FN also produces M4/M4A1 carbines, M16 rifles, MK19 grenade machine guns, M249 SAWs and the MK-46 and MK48 machine guns.
The M240 series machine gun has been used by the US Armed Forces since the late 1970s, mostly by the infantry with modified models used for ground vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft. It has been a reliable medium belt-fed machine gun that fires 7.62mm (.308 caliber) ammunition issued with an extra barrel. They are known for their quick-change barrel system when barrels get too hot. It is usually fired from an integrated bipod, a vehicular mount, or an M192 tripod. The updated M2 tripod is mostly used by the US Marine Corps. It has a maximum firing range of 3,725 meters (4,074 yds) and uses a non-disintegrating DM1 or disintegrating M13 linked belt. The rate of fire is 750 to 950 rounds per minute, a gas-operated, open bolt system.

Mar 10, 2015

Veterans Administration In The News

It is difficult to fire a government employee, more difficult than the private sector, it seems that applies to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis, concerning an email sent by a manager at the clinic, reported by the Indianapolis Star and Stars & Stripes
The email obtained by The Indianapolis Star contains photographs of a toy Christmas elf posing as a patient in what appears to be the hospital's transitional clinic for returning veterans. In one photograph, the elf pleads for Xanax. In another, he hangs himself with an electrical cord. The woman who sent the email is Robin Paul, a licensed social worker who manages the hospital's Seamless Transition Integrated Care Clinic. The clinic provides returning veterans with transition assistance, including mental health and readjustment services. …

Mar 7, 2015

Heroes: Melvin O. Handrich

MSG Melvin O. Handrich
Melvin Oscar Handrich is spotlighted as one of the American heroes who was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War. [January 26th 1919 to August 26th 1950]
He posthumously received the award for his actions on August 25th and 26th of 1950 during the Battle of Pusan Perimeter. He is buried at Little Wolf Cemetery in Manawa, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Historical Society erected an historical marker [#485] in his honor in 2003 at 44° 27.716' N, 88° 55.239' W [See Google Map] in Waupaca County in a small park on southbound Depot Street, south of the intersection with South Bridge Street, Manawa, Wisconsin 54989.
On August 4th, 1969, the 83rd Ordnance Battalion Compound at Anyang-ni was named Camp Handrich in his honor.

Mar 6, 2015

Controversy Continues Over Green-Tip Ammunition - Too Late, Already Banned

As you probably know, the Obama administration, specifically the ATF, is considering a ban on ammunition painted with a green tip. It specifically applies to the AR-15 rifle. Their reasoning is that the ATF considers it “armor piercing”, which was banned in the 1980s.
Before the consideration, green-tipped ammunition was popular because it was cheap. Now 100 rounds cost $90.
ATF has announced it is accepting public comment about the proposed change until March 16th. You can send your commentary to, or send comments by fax or postal mail.

Mar 5, 2015

Club for Five: Renaissance of Cappella

If you have noticed, this website is not just about firearms and gunsmithing, it is varied as are my personal interests and passions; with a drive to see reformation of our nation back to what made it a great nation - a constitutional republic. 
Like the album title and feature song of Steve Perry, I was "raised on radio" and love music. I had the opportunity to take music appreciation classes at an early age and learned accordion and organ at the basic level. I also learned to appreciate classical music, as well as other genre like bluegrass, classical jazz; but went to sleep in my youth listening to the local Rock-N-Roll station, WLS. The love of country music came from my mother's liking to it. Among those classical pieces is Christian music like the vocal chorus of monks and later as Christian music progressed the organ and piano became the accepted instrument for solo or chorus accompaniment.

Mar 4, 2015

Wisconsin in the News

Our governor here in Wisconsin, Scott Walker, is a potential candidate for the primary campaign for the presidential election of 2016. The Progressives [Democrats] must view him as a threat because their media folks are trying to find any dirt they can discover about him or make up from misinformation, gleaned from facts. The only thing they can come up with was that he did not complete college.

Mar 1, 2015

Saint Patrick's Day: March 17th Until 2060

Saint Patrick's Day, celebrated on March 17th, in the dioceses of Ireland it is a solemn and holy day of obligation and is officially called Saint Patrick's Feast Day. The original color associated with Saint Patrick was blue, but over time the color association changed to green and green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of the day was early as the 17th century. The phrase “the wearing of the green”, which means wearing a green shamrock on clothing comes from a song of the same name.
Saint Patrick is a national day in Ireland, but Irish in Europe have been celebrating it since the 9th century; and later became known as the patron of Ireland. The Feast Day was officially listed in the liturgical calender in the Catholic Church, influenced by Luke Wadding, a Franciscan scholar in the early 17th century. A solemn ceremony in the Roman Catholic Church, it is a great feast day in the Church of Ireland