Merry Christmas!

Christmas is a time for reflection and renewal in the company of family and friends. This year I thought my faithful readers (Thanks Mom!) and first time visitors might enjoy something old and something new, something sacred and something, well, a little more profane……in other words, a little something for everyone in this, the annual Christmas compilation post.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

First, the sacred: Chaplain to the RKBA Blogosphere Anthony Martin helps us all focus on the Holy-Day through music:

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This year a new addition: Merry Christmas from Chuck Norris!

Or, if you prefer to commemorate the (profane) ghosts of Christmas past:

A (favorited)new addition this year to the Christmas Compilation Post:

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Buried in the Real Gunfights Category Lawdog Shoots Santa Claus (hint: the second link at the end):

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From the 1879 Housekeeping In Old Virginia—Christmas Wild Game Recipes:
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The 1914 Western Front Christmas Truce:
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A bunch of Good Samaritan Santa Clauses re-enact The Boston Tea Party:
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You should definitely patronize catalog merchants who support RKBA:

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Last, but not least, Porky Pig sings Christmas Carols
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy New Year!

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Black Rifle Coffee Clint Romesha Interview

Excellent interview with Clint Romesha if for no other reason than Mr. Romesha is allowed to
present his own story in his own words without interruption! Salute’ to Black Rifle Coffee
Guy!

For those unfamiliar with the tale of Red Platoon see details (CLICK LINK HERE)

From the Amazon.com description:

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.

“‘It doesn’t get better.’ To us, that phrase nailed one of the essential truths, maybe even the essential truth, about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself—Keating—had become a kind of backhanded joke.”

In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend.

On October 3, 2009, after years of constant smaller attacks, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating. The ensuing fourteen-hour battle—and eventual victory—cost eight men their lives.

Red Platoon is the riveting firsthand account of the Battle of Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counterattack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

“A vitally important story that needs to be understood by the public, and I cannot imagine an account that does it better justice that Romesha’s.”—Sebastian Junger, journalist and author of The Perfect Storm

“Red Platoon is sure to become a classic of the genre.”—Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice

Tred Barta On NewsMax!

Tred Barta now publishes an opinion column on NewsMax!

Great opening swing! Way to go Tred!

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Let me give you some facts that should scare the hell out of you.

There is no scientific evidence whatsoever that the condition of this area is under any threat whatsoever from commercial and sports fishing. In fact this area has been fished for over 50 years. The area, as most of the Continental Shelf between Maine and Florida, is rich in red crab, squid, swordfish, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, albacore, and lobster. The radical left environmentalists such as The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club, Oceana, and The Pew Charitable Trusts claims that the Aquatic National Park is extremely sensitive to any disturbance by man. By the way, these conservancy groups also say this is true of the entire Continental Shelf from Maine to Florida. Accusations of hurting whales, porpoises, birds, and other marine life all the way down to 3,000 feet and beyond is not true.

Welcome Professor Doom!

Professor Doom explains campus politics on his blog. Tonight’s contribution clears
up some confusion about campus riots and banned speakers. Apparently the problem is
not scholarship, the problem is money…in the form of student loans.

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Trump Cabinet Picks

Whoa! The man pulled off the triumph of the century! Congratulations Mr. President Donald J. Trump!

No time to rest. The real work starts now. A hypothetical list of potential Cabinet Picks to be
altered or modified as time permits. Dedicated readers can offer their suggestions as they wish.

Vice President of the United States *Mike Pence
Department of State
Department of the Treasury
Department of Defense
Department of Justice
Department of the Interior *Sarah Palin http://www.sarahpac.com/#
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Labor *Mike Rowe http://www.mikerowe.com/
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Transportation
Department of Energy
Department of Education
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Homeland Security

Executive Office of the President Press Secretary *Sean Hannity http://www.hannity.com/
Environmental Protection Agency *Anthony Watts https://wattsupwiththat.com/
Office of Management & Budget *Dave Ramsey http://www.daveramsey.com/
United States Trade Representative
United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Council of Economic Advisers
*Walter E. Williams http://www.walterewilliams.com/ Emeritus Advisor
*Thomas Sowell http://www.tsowell.com/ Emeritus Advisor

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