Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Seventy rules of Maximum Effective Mercenary

1. Pillage, then burn.
2. A Sergeant in motion outranks a Lieutenant who doesn't know what's going on.
3. An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.
4. Close air support covereth a multitude of sins.
5. Close air support and friendly fire should be easier to tell apart.
6. If violence wasn’t your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it.
7. If the food is good enough the grunts will stop complaining about the incoming fire.
8. Mockery and derision have their place. Usually, it's on the far side of the airlock.
9. Never turn your back on an enemy.
10. Sometimes the only way out is through. . . through the hull.
11. Everything is air-droppable at least once.
12. A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head.
13. Do unto others.
14. "Mad Science" means never stopping to ask "what's the worst thing that could happen?"
15. Only you can prevent friendly fire.
16. Your name is in the mouth of others: be sure it has teeth.
17. The longer everything goes according to plan, the bigger the impending disaster.
18. If the officers are leading from in front, watch out for an attack from the rear.
19. The world is richer when you turn enemies into friends, but that's not the same as you being richer.
20. If you're not willing to shell your own position, you're not willing to win.
21. Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Take his fish away and tell him he's lucky just to be alive, and he'll figure out how to catch another one for you to take tomorrow.
22. If you can see the whites of their eyes, somebody's done something wrong.
23. The company mess and friendly fire should be easier to tell apart.
24. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a big gun.
25. If the damage you do is covered by a manufacturer's warranty, you didn't do enough damage.
26. "Fire and Forget" is fine, provided you never actually forget.
27. Don't be afraid to be the first to resort to violence.
28. If the price of collateral damage is high enough, you might be able to get paid to bring ammunition home with you.
29. The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy. No more. No less.
30. A little trust goes a long way. The less you use, the further you'll go.
31. Only cheaters prosper.
32. Anything is amphibious if you can get it back out of the water.
33. If you're leaving tracks, you're being followed
34. If you’re leaving scorch-marks, you need a bigger gun.
35. That which does not kill you has made a tactical error.
36. When the going gets tough, the tough call for close air support.
37. There is no 'overkill.' There is only 'open fire' and 'I need to reload.'
Alternate version: There is no 'overkill.' There is only 'open fire' and 'time to reload.'
38. Just because it's easy for you doesn't mean it can't be hard on your clients.
41. "Do you have a backup?" means "I can't fix this"

Sorry I didn't find this sooner.  Thanks to John Ringo.  

Courtesy of     http://www.schlockmercenary.com/

Friday, November 8, 2013


   When Kids you trained up on the job are saying they only have 2 years to go to retirement,   Its time to think about post career employment.  Just saying.  

Damn am I getting old.  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gordon Shughart

    Two names you should know.   They were the two Delta guys who went in to secure the site of Super 6-4 Mike Durant had crashed.   Twenty years ago.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

M58 Tune up

   Anybody have a fav Gun Plumber who can do a trigger job?   Have a nice nickel 58 with an ugly trigger.  Would like it smoothed and polished for fightin'   purposes.   

Saturday, August 31, 2013


   I am in need of an Axe.   Not just any Axe,  This one aint't for splittin' wood but to bring Religion to the unbelievers.    Any Suggestions are welcome.     Assassins Creed looks good but I'd be willing to go with Varagian Guard in a pincer.  Thanks in Advance .   Blood to Odon.   ;)   

Sunday, June 16, 2013


Still here.   Been working.   Ya'll have fun. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


10 month old Myasia and Kynasia Hawkins.

2-year-old Camaron Mason

4-year-old Delonta Dixon.

They died in a Trailer Fire In Rural South Carolina.  The Two boys had apparently grabbed their sisters and hid in a Closet.   Mother was somewhere other then the residence.  Local FD was on scene and had the fire out in ten minutes.  Not soon enough.  I wept when I read how the brothers were found with their sisters in the closet.  May He Hold You foreever in His Arms.  



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Reckoning, There will be


All Right you asshole.   An Eight Year old Kid?  Really?

 You called down the thunder, well now you've got it! !
So run, you cur... RUN! Tell all the other curs the law's comin'!
You tell 'em I'M coming... and hell's coming with me, you hear?...
Hell's coming with me!

Boston Fire,  EMS, Cops.   Mass State Cops.   My Hat's off Guys and Gals.   Now F@#$%^ go Get 'em.

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Just remember why we have this day.  

Monday, March 11, 2013

Learners Permit

    I was the Special Projects Sergeant at Eastcoast Troop up From Philly.   While I was there I decided to get my Commercial Drivers License (CDL) back.  It had expired several years back and the Feds had come out with a whole slew of new Hoops of Fire you had to jump through to get your CDL.  Anyway I had submitted my paper work to get my Learners Permit and have it sent to Home of Record upstate. It is also my Mom's house.  Remember this as it factors in later.  I had a apartment in town but always maintained my Driver License at my Home of Record.  Anyhow sent it in and forgot about it.

    Couple of weeks later the envelope from DOT came in to my Home of Record.   Mom who is the reason for my bent sense of humor opened it.  She told me later it was because she thought it was important.  OK,  Gotcha.   Thereupon she notes my Learners Permit.   Now I have been driving for 30+ years by this point and she sees a great opportunity for a zinger.   She calls down and talks to the Dispatcher.  I have been there for a year and Everybody knows who she is.   She identifies her self and the Dispatcher asks what he can do for Her.  She asks to leave a message.  "No Problem,  What is it?"  "Please tell him His Learners Permit came in."   Moment of Silence on the Dispatchers end.   "Yes Ma'am,  Anything else?"   "Nope,  That'all do it.  Bye."  

   Now if ya have ever worked  with Cops, Fireman, EMS or any ER type folks,  they are never one to pass up an opportunity to bust somebodies chops.  Everybody is fair game and the more Pompous and righteous they are is all the more reason to give them a crack.  Of Course,  MY Guy isn't gonna let this pitch go by without a swing for the fences.  I am out on the Road and he calls me on the radio.   "Dispatch Car 6.  Car 6 Go.  Dispatch Car 6, I have a message from your Residence.  Do you want to 21 (phone call) or have me give it out over the Air?"   I asked if I needed to 21 as Mom had been having some health related issue lately. The Dispatch indicated  "Negative, just left a message."  "Go with the Message."   "Caller advised your Learner's Permit came in."      

    OK,  Dispatch covers from just above Philly to the Poconos, eight Counties and God knows how many Troopers just heard this.    "Car 6 Copies."

   Get back to the office and my guys don't say a word.  They also know I'd assign them to the last out for the rest of their lives or until I forgave them which wasn't in the cards.   The Lieutenant however isn't so constrained,  "Jake, got a minute?" "Sure Lt, what's up?"   "You do have a Driver's License?"   Pulled it out and handed it to him.   Raised Eyebrow.  "Applied for my CDL,   the Paper work was sent to my Home of Record.   Mom just called to let me know."   "OK, Just checking."  

And that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Crown Royal rule

Used to be when we tossed a car, if we found a Crown Royal Bag, it always contained either Dope, A gun or some other fruits of Crime.   Don't matter if the car was held together with duck tape an spit,  there'd be a Crown Royal bag with some goodies in the car.   Never could figure out where they'd get the bag as they sure as hell didn't pay for it.  

Just saying.  

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Funny Valentine

Julie London.   Married to Jack Webb and then to Bobby Troup.   Bobby was from Harrisburg PA and wrote Route 66.   They don't make 'em like this anymore.  

Saturday, February 2, 2013


   Go donate.   Give some.  I'm A + so not on the high side but still needed.  O neg is the universal donor.   Seems around this time supplies get low.   People still needing it.   Received six units some time back.   Time to pay it back.   That is all.   

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Darwin Nomination

    Smoking on top of a Fuel Tank.   Does this seem like a good idea to you?    The fact that both of these folks are still alive is down right amazing to me.   I thought they'd be looking in the next zip code for what was left of these two.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Taylor Davis

Welds a mean fiddle.   Yeah I know violin.  She's Celtic or should be.  Enjoy