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February 22, 2011



Sadly, too, too true. Our current CinC has no more right to that title than the mole on my right ass cheek. He'll have someone make a statement deploring the whole situation as he cowers behind the First Amazon.
Reagan bombed the shit out of Qaddafi and we had not trouble from him for going on 30 years. In fact his shit was so weak that when we invaded Iraq he sued for peace and supposedly gave up his aggressive ways. We left him alone as long as the oil was flowing. Now TRT (Hillary) deplores the bloodshed there. We'd likely have had a lot less loss of life had the bombs fell a few meters differently.

Jay G.

It's great to have you back, Jim. Yours is a voice that should be heard.


Welcome Aboard, Jim! You may feel like an Admiral without Command, but I'm always ready to listen.

Say, is there a reloading room in that sea-level cottage you and Iris built, barely moved in to, then re-built?


Jay G., thanks amigo. Feels good to be back on this end.

'Dawg.... I have a 10'x10', dedicated BATFE. "Bedroom of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Entertainment".

Has a 6' loading bench, very large gunsafe, wine cooler/bar, 200+ count cigar humidor, and the house's central computer/server/phone matrix.

I have a Dillon Square Deal loader, in .45 and .38/.357. No rifle press as yet.

The finish-out of the BATFE is heading towards that of a high-end martini lounge. It's a bit opposite of the stereotypical "man cave", as I want Iris to be as welcome there as I am.

I've got a rollaway bed in the closet there, so it can help accomodate one extra guest, beyond the two that the actual guest room can accomodate.

Yes, there's more room here than on the boat.

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Can't tell you how pleased I am to see your smiling URL, despite the tragic circumstances that occasioned your post. And I'm sorry about your dad. My mom is still with me, at 93, but I can see that my time for loss isn't that far away.

It's good to hear you'rve rebuilt, too. We were lucky last year. I'm hoping for more luck in this one.

As for the Somalis and the s/v Quest and her crew - they've been up to their tricks for years and it needs to be stopped. I had friends who went through the tsunami in Phuket and then followed that same course to the Med. They made it, but a lagging group got into trouble in the Straits and they lost one boat. Too many people have watched too much Johnny Depp. Pirates aren't romantic.

Don't be such a stranger ;-)


Glad to see you back Jim...


Welcome back Jim. My condolences on the loss of Family members.

An even more politically acceptable solution to the Somali pirate issue would simply be the eradication of every pirate ship as it approaches the target vessel. With today's UAV capability, the danger to the bait ship would be negligible. And even less if it were outfitted with some nice friendly AN/GAU-8a 30mm Avenger seven-barrel gatling gun, or a MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System.

Methinks they would run out of pirates and small boats real quick like.

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