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I Will Never Complain About Being Sore After a Workout Again

October 19th, 2012 | 1 Comment | Posted in Rough men

Not after reading this

Just to give you a hint, this is what tough looks like

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel.

War hero's cremation leaves huge pile of shrapnel

Thanks to Ranger Up for the heads up on this

Freedom isn’t Free

My mom sent this to me:

We must never forget who deserves the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be
eternally grateful.

I watched the flag pass by one day,
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease..

I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil
How many mothers’ tears?

How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night,
When everything was still,
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had draped a coffin.
Of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn’t free

Some happy stuff

June 9th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Rough men, The Boy, The wife and I

Pictures of the boy to brighten the day.  He’s gotten so big, so quick!

A friend asked how I felt being a dad now.  I described it like this:

It’s like my whole world was in black and white but then when he was born it suddenly turned to color and I realized that this was the way it should be

Yep – welcome to Oz

Matt with an expression I usually have at work

My dad and my son.

Below the fold – silly cat pictures

More »

Some gave all

Go and watch.


Real Hero

May 10th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Cry FREEDOM!, Rough men, Support the Troops

To all those jackasses like Ted Rall, Dicksmith, and Matthis Chiroux who think our military is populated by mass murderers and rapists.

Here’s a REAL hero, unlike aforementioned douche nozzles.  Lt. Col Ted Lockwood personally helped rescue 14 women from slavery in Iraq and provided them with protection, food, shelter, clothing and used their own money to buy the women personal items at the exchange on the post.

And, like an actual hero, he doesn’t think he did anything special

“I am not interested in any publicity but would really like to raise awareness of the fate of these women and especially the 100+ that are still in Iraq,” Lockwood wrote in an initial email. “I do not need to be a part of your telling.”

Sorry, sir. But you do.

During the six months he was deployed Lt. Col. Lcokwood made sure that any woman that came to them for help received it.  While this may not seem like a heroic thing to do in some peoples eyes, you have to understand that he risked not only a diplomatic incident but also his career to do what he thought was right – helping to rescue these women from literal slavery.

Sexually assaulted, starved, worked from early in the morning until late at night, some without any pay, the women felt trapped.

“Oh, my God. I thought I would die. I thought they were going to kill me. I lost my life,” said Prossie, one of the Ugandans who found refuge within Victory Base Complex.

She said she was raped at one house where she worked. She considered taking her own life before another Ugandan woman passed her a secret message: “Get to the American base.”

I suggest you read the whole thing.

Lt. Col. Lockwood I salute you sir.  Would be proud to serve in your command.

Good Riddance

May 1st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in I heart America, Religion of..., Rough men

Usama Bin Laden is Dead

Rot in Hell you piece of human filth.


Guess that waterboarding shit DOES work, what a F***in surprise – not!

Detainees “identified this man as one of the few al-Qaeda couriers trusted by bin Laden, [and] indicated he might be living with or protecting bin Laden,” the official said. But until four years ago, the United States was unable to track the courier down or uncover his real name. In 2009, U.S. officials narrowed down the region in Pakistan where the courier was working, senior administration officials said.

Yep, I’m gonna bet they didn’t give us that information because we asked nicely and gave them the Discovery Channel.