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Remember, folks: whenever a woman says "die for me because you are a man," just look her in the eye and say "my body, my choice."

Sunday, August 18, 2013

More pix from the Tank Farm


Tank Farm!

I took Saturday off.  I didn't paint anything, I didn't sand anything, I didn't scrub anything, I didn't set one foot on a ladder or even on a step stool.

Old NFO had suggested a get-together at the American Wartime Museum's Open House in Nokesville, VA, and I thought some good old fashioned fun in the sun would be just the ticket. So I spent half a day wandering around with Old NFO and the Murphy's Law (owner of the world's most mischievous dog) taking pictures. My profound ignorance of all things military didn't stop me from being thoroughly impressed, and I have the good sense not to feel like an idiot for not knowing enough to even ask intelligent questions; I learned a long time ago to just shut up and listen when veterans get together and start talking. Oh, and northern Virginia is probably one of the best places in the world to find hundreds of extremely knowledgeable and dedicated military history enthusiasts and volunteers. They don't teach this stuff in schools.

So here is my very first attempt to upload a video I shot all by myself, and a bunch of photos of things that go Boom, things that go Vroom, and a few bits of entirely random Cool Stuff.

Had these been for sale, I would now own one.
Do whatever works.
Huh. Mine don't look like that. I'm pretty sure they never did.
$700. With the right holster, would it fit under a blazer?

Ooooh, pretty! Horsies!

Wanted: Very short driver.

Wiley Coyote was in the next tent waiting for his cue.

Various Awesomeness:

Aaaand since Blogger is a weenie and stinks, I will have to publish more "Various Awesomeness" in another post. Or two or five.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Calling all Honey Badgers!

After decades of ignoring and then mocking the men's rights movement, it appears that Those Who Control The Public Discourse have reached the stage of attempting to fight it. It is now being acknowledged that men and boys suffer a wee bit of discrimination due to a few possibly misguided and somewhat gynocentric laws, policies and recent shifts in Western culture. However the growing consensus among Those Who Know What's Good For Us, is that there's really no need for a men's movement; apparently men have no business advocating for themselves or each other, as there really is little need at all to advocate for men.  And there is certainly call for vulgarity, assertiveness or anything else that might offend anyone's delicate sensibilities.

As Cathy Young of the Boston Globe so eloquently states,

"Perhaps what the 21st century needs is not a women’s movement (which was once essential to secure basic rights) or a men’s movement, but a gender equality movement."

Really, Cathy? Really??? You think it's just fine for "gender equality" to be defined and dictated by those members of the "women's movement" who now have a death grip on our government, education system, media and culture?  The same people who redefined Rape Culture (along with the legal definition of "rape" itself) to almost entirely exclude male victims?  The same people who have quietly replaced the phrase "domestic violence" with the phrase "violence against women" in our cultural lexicon? (While simultaneously wringing their hands and crying,"What about the children?") The same people who initiated the Tender Years Doctrine as default policy in the family courts?  The same people who are angry at the military because (even some of the strongest and most dedicated) women can't meet the physical standards required for combat duty?  The same people who advocate for affirmative action because there aren't enough female CEOs and Senators, yet never complain that there aren't enough female coal miners, mechanics, trash haulers and commercial fishermen?  The same people who cheer when a Senator states (with a straight face, no less) that women and children are the primary victims of war because they lose their menfolk?  The same people who cheer and laugh when a world-famous TV personality giggles gleefully at the mental image of a penis in a garbage disposal? The same people who rant about FGM in third world countries, while circumcising their own sons?  The same people who demand (and demand funding for) endless reproductive "rights" women while telling men to "keep it in their pants" if they don't want to risk becoming parents? Cathy, Are you fucking serious????

If you're a woman who thinks Cathy Young is full of shit,  follow the link to A Voice for Men and consider signing your name to this article, because "We are not withering violets, afraid that our words won’t be accepted, our opinions not liked, and our methods not approved."

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." M. Gandhi

We're getting there.