Thursday, June 14, 2012


About year ago, I found another great tool to add to the toolbox that is my exercise equipment.  I have long been a fan of kettlebells and after doing a lot of work with Circular Strength Training pin the form of TACFIT and various other stuff, I stumbled on to the Clubbell.  My first foray into this world was with a pair of 15 pounders.  They were deceptively heavy.  Because the weight is all on one end and opposite from where the handle is, it makes it seem heavier.  I sought out a trainer, Shane Heins, within the large world of CST and quickly downloaded some of his programs.  
My first program I tried was Clubbell Mass Evolution.  Let me tell you this program is a beast.  It is quite possibly one of the best programs to build lean muscle.  You have to get past the idea that you won't be doing any bench presses or dumbbell curls.  Using the clubbell is like a breath of fresh air.  The whole idea of CST and the clubbell is that you move in 6 Degrees of Freedom, so why do we only work out in linear movements.  From there and just prior to my deployment, I downloaded his next program called Clubbell Hero Evolution.  This was an outstanding program as well that I used for the first three months on my deployment while underway.  I no doubt got odd looks from people walking by me while I was working out in the hangar bay, and a few would stop and ask me what were these things I was swinging.  At first, I thought nothing of it, but soon, it was akin to people asking if you like to wear FiveFingers.  The sarcastic in me, would always have a great reply to this question, but I kept my tongue at bay and always answered as kindly as I could.  Now upon my return from deployment, Shane has released a very comprehensive and robust program, the Clubbell Flow Evolution, that will take a long while before I will need another program.  This one is broken down into three different programs.  The first is all about mobility and uses a lighter clubbell.  The second is for endurance where you use double clubbells.  And the final program is for strength using a single heavy clubbell.  Each program is broken down to last months on their own.  There is a very well written review here by John Sifferman and the below video is him doing a flow from the strength cycle.  This post is not meant to be a review or a promotion really of the clubbell or CST or anything along those lines, really more just a foreshadowing of future posts that have to with working out and the clubbell.  It has become my go-to tool for getting a great workout and even my wife, who hasn’t ever been a fan of training with weights is loving working out with the Clubbell Flow Evolution.  She has been using a pair of 5 pounders and has found them to give a great workout.  Leave any comments if you have any questions, and I will be sure to point you in the right direction.  

Funny because it's true

I was never a fan of McCain.  I loathed the fact that the 2008 election came down to either him or Obama.  So when I saw this little comic, I thought it was rather funny.

Friday, June 8, 2012

We're coming back...

So after a few years taking care of what I like to call life, this blog is hopefully about to see some more posts.  We are returning to try and bring this blog up to speed and up to the current state of affairs.  It's been too long since we have posted anything.  I myself have been on three deployments with the Navy in the last two years and between those cruises, it's been non-stop detachments and somewhere along the way, I managed to meet the love of my life and get married.  So with all that life has presented in the past couple of years the blog took a back seat.  Now that I can finally slow down and breath a little, it's time to try and bring this thing back up and breath new life into it.  From here, you'll see politics and other random thoughts that I feel like throwing into the mix.  The podcast may also be making a come back so stay tuned for that.  Well ladies and we go....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Helen Thomas is ...gasp!...a liberal!

I saw this last night on the Glenn Beck program and I couldn't help myself. Seriously? What else should a journalist be? And the follow up question kills me. Only a conservative would expect objectivity? What???

The Obama National Anthem


Saturday, January 10, 2009

It's the End of the World

This is the headline of a Virginia newspaper from Friday, January 9th. How incredibly scary is this?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Caroline Kennedy's Voting Record

I don't want to harp on Caroline Kennedy. I really don't. But when I read the following, I have to comment. From, Kennedy said

“I was really surprised and dismayed by my voting record,” she told the Associated Press. “I’m glad it’s been brought to my attention.”

Evidently, Kennedy did not vote in several elections (including voting for the Senate seat that she is now vying for.) It bothers me that she didn't vote. What bothers me more is that she was "surprised" by her lack of voting and that someone had to "bring it to" her attention. She is an adult that should be fully aware of whether or not she did or did not vote. This is possibly our next New York Senator. Scary.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Double Standard

Before the election, nearly everytime Sarah Palin was mentioned in the mainstream media it was a put down (even if it was thinly disguised as simple commentary). Every sentence was scrutinized. Her experience was called into question. And while I'm not saying that the Vice Presidency and a New York Senate seat are exactly the same (because I know that they're not) it is infuriating that we aren't hearing more critical comments about Caroline Kennedy's seeming inability to put together a sentence without more vocalized pauses that I ever thought possible (and I teach intro level Public Speaking, so I hear a lot of them). In this short, 2:30 clip alone, she says "you know" 30 times, which roughly translates to one "you know" every five seconds. That doesn't even include the "um"s and "uh"s and other fillers present. It is really scary that this woman can't put together a coherent thought without all this filler. Some may argue that she's a "private" person, doesn't speak in public, whatever. The point is that she is now in a position in the public eye and has to consider how she presents herself. She has to speak better than this. At least, she should be held to a higher standard. They sure held Sarah Palin to one. All I'm expecting is a little bit of fairness in the way judgment is passed. Of course, considering who I'm talking about, I seriously doubt it will happen.

This chick is AWESOME!!!!

Ive never heard of her before, but I tell you what...I couldn't have said it better myself! Long read but WELL worth it!

Kit Lange is an Air Force veteran and military writer who specializes in investigating murder cases stemming from actions in combat. Her work was used as evidence in the Lt. Ilario Pantano case, and has been quoted extensively in other news publications for other cases. In 2005, she co-wrote a 10-part series disproving war crime allegations against an elite Army unit; her blog,, was named as one of the top 10 milblogs of the year. She is also the National Web Coordinator for Gathering of Eagles, a nationally-recognized troop support organization. Kit holds a degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from Spartan College of Aeronautics, and is currently working on a second degree in Aviation Technology Management. She resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

My Predictions for the New Obama "Presidency"

Now that America has shown us all that affirmative action even works in politics, I've compiled a list of things that you can probably expect to happen. These predictions are 80% gleaned from information all of us have access to, and 15% gut instinct based on many years of research, historical study, and being glued to current affairs. The other 5% is just anger at my countrymen's stupidity--I admit it.

- Websites and mass emails offering "free grants," courtesy of the government and "Obama's wealth redistribution." Actually, this one's a freebie, because I have an email with a date and timestamp of literally minutes after Obama was declared the winner, offering exactly that.

- Israel will understand this election was the end of any type of assistance, military or otherwise, from the U.S., and will stop holding back their defense at the request of the American administration. Look for a first strike on Iran soon, as well as increased activity by the Israeli military in general. Israel is on her own now, and God help us all because of it.

- Look for Iranian retaliation--against American targets. That goes doubly for other terrorist organizations. We just elected a man with the full endorsement of every major terrorist group in the world as leader of the free world. It's the political equivalent of hiring a child molester to babysit your kids while you leave for the weekend. Not only is HE going to have fun with your child, but he'll probably sit and watch while his friends come over and do it too.

- Look for far-left justices appointed to the Supreme Court, effectively tying up the entire government in a trifecta of liberal humanism, the buzzwords of which remain empty platitudes like "hope and change," and the ultimate goal of which is socialism--and soon, sharia law.

- Military cases of troops being tried and convicted for killing the enemy in combat will continue to rise--and the conviction/plea-bargain rate will stay at nearly 100%, as the government seeks to use the best men and women this country has to offer as sacrificial lambs on the altar of global appeasement. Those brave and honorable men who currently reside in prison cells across the country, stripped of their rank, their careers, families, and their good name, will not taste free air again for many years. Their sacrifices and their stories will be forgotten by the general public, remembered only by those of us who continue to fight for them.

- Look for the slow but steady erosion of rights you have enjoyed for your entire lives--all the while being told it's "for your own good." Restrictions on gun ownership, home schooling, encouraged dependen ce on the ever-growing federal government. More nanny-state provisions will be put into place to protect the "disadvantaged" and the "poor," (read: lazy, uneducated, unwilling to better themselves) even while groups like the unborn, the mentally handicapped, elderly, and terminally ill are slowly pushed toward euthanasia. Of course, this will be done with feel-good phrases like "death with dignity," "not wanting to be a burden," and "merciful release from suffering," all of which ignore the basic fact that we are killing people without their consent for the "good of the people." Before you tell me I'm crazy, let's just remember that Barack Obama was the ONLY senator in the Illinois state senate to vote against providing medical care for babies who were inconsiderate enough to survive an abortion. Also, look for taxes to go up. Yes, they'll go up.

- You think the economy is bad now? Just wait. You'll have the most expensive "free" health care ever. Bread lines aren't just for Russians anymore. We have traded experience for color, freedom for slavery--and the irony is that the average American sheeple thinks their vote somehow righted an ancient wrong, somehow ENDED the spectre of slavery and ushered in some beautiful era of liberty. In reality, we are about to be less free than you ever thought possible.

I watched the faces of those crowded into the mob (excuse the pun) in Chicago. They stared at Obama like he was a god, an idol, a panacea to their every want and need. We have truly failed as a nation if we are at the point where we feel we must look to one man to take care of us all, to be our father figure and our sugar daddy. We have lost not only the "can-do" attitude of past generations, but the "MUST-do" attitude of our forefathers. We have allowed ourselves to become reduced from Patrick Henry's proud cry of "liberty or death" to the sniveling, whining idea that we are owed something. We have gone from being the honorable defenders of freedom to being told we are the problem.

The eyes of Obama and McCain were also telling. McCain acted with class and grace in his concession speech, offering the most honorable response I've seen yet. I don't agree with all of McCain's positions, but it cannot be denied that the man has served his nation--at permanent and severe detriment to himself--for half a century. His eyes were clear and sincere, honest. His speech underlined the very reasons why, of the two men offered, he was hands down the better choice.

On the other hand, Obama's eyes were cold, calculating. His manner was smug and still carried the arrogance he has always had. His facial expression was one of barely disguised disdain for everything people like me believe in. His body language was smooth, polished--too much so. He talked of patriotism as though it is a value he is familiar with--and yet, his horrifying attitude toward the country he now leads is as well-documented as his friendships with those who seek its demise. He is charismatic to those who don't know what to look for, and he is inspiring to those who cannot or will not think for themselves. However, too many who voted for him are guilty of the most dangerous kind of hypocrisy. You see, we are told daily that we must not see color, just mankind. (We are all family, you know--or so we're told.) And yet Barack Obama was handed the White House on a silver platter by a fawning media, a bevy of foreign donors (who, to this day and in violation of U.S. election laws, remain nameless and unaccounted for), and a populace who voted based on color instead of right and wrong--even in the face of the most damning evidence against a Presidential candidate in many years, perhaps ever.

It is said that the people receive the government they deserve. Sadly, I fear that's correct. We have become complacent, unwilling to see the writing on the wall, content to frolic in the warm water without bearing to notice that it's been getting hotter by the minute. We are two seconds from a rolling boil--and perhaps it is already too late.

So, liberals, enjoy your victory. Jump around. Have a party, file for your free grants. Scream "Gimme my handout!" and make fun of those of us who fought to make sure your "messiah" didn't get access to the most powerful position in the world. Just remember when it all comes crashing down: You own the White House, the Congress, and soon the Supreme Court. You have no one to blame but yourselves for the mess you just created.

That is, those who voted for him. Interesting commentary. Time will tell

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Carbon Leaf - War Was In Color

Yeah, my buddy Wes turned me on to this group (Carbon Leaf) while I was visiting him over new years. Pretty good stuff. This video in particular is eye opening, even if you've seen some of these images before. It just makes me thankful once again for the folks that came before us and paid the ultimate sacrifice for us to live freely as we do.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Obama is going to fix everything!

I have no idea if this is real or not. But I have a feeling that is just might be. Check out the audio below:

The reason that I believe that this might be real is because of what this woman said:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Forty Years Ago

Forty years ago today the first humans saw the earth from the dark side of the moon. Here is a YouTube video that was made by the NYT.

More Global Warming Stuff

The esteemed Walter E. Williams weighs in this week in his syndicated article.  He makes some great points as he always does in every one of his articles.
The global warming scare has provided a field day for politicians and others who wish to control our lives. After all, only the imagination limits the kind of laws and restrictions that can be written in the name of saving the planet. Recently, more and more scientists are summoning up the courage to speak out and present evidence against the global warming rope-a-dope. Atmospheric scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, "It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don't buy into anthropogenic global warming."

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Global Warming Hits Europe

Looks like warmer cooler weather in Europe. As cold waves continue to hit most of the Earth, the Man Made Global Warming Alarmists still assert that even this cold weather is proof of the earth warming. It must be great to be able to always be right even if you are wrong, all that you need to do is change the parameters.'s getting colder, it must be Global Warming. Now you say it's getting hotter, well of course what else would it be but Man Made Global Warming!  Take this article from Time:
... we can't track global warming through changes in the weather, even from one year to the next. Instead we need to look at the long-term trends, and here the evidence is undeniable.

Myles Allen, head of the Climate Dynamics Group at Oxford University, explains, "Globally, this year would have been considered warm, even as recently as the 1970s or 1980s, but [it would have been] a scorcher for our Victorian ancestors."
Now I will be the first to admit in Climate Change, but only natural Climate Change.  I don't believe that there is anything man can do to affect climate.

Happy RamaHanuKwanzMas! - HD Version

Perfect!! I dont know about the rest of you guys, but to me, if you dont believe in Christmas, dont celebrate it! Dont take any time off of work, dont go to any parties, dont eat anything that you wouldnt normally eat any other time of year, and most importantly...DONT GIVE OR RECIEVE ANY PRESENTS!!!