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

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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

Small Business Administration

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:

CLICK HERE

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OR CLICK HERE

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or HERE

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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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CLICK LINK HERE

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

CLICK LINK HERE
OR CLICK THE ACTUAL LINK

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From the 1879 Housekeeping In Old Virginia—Christmas Wild Game Recipes:
CLICK LINK HERE

The 1914 Western Front Christmas Truce:
CLICK LINK HERE

A bunch of Good Samaritan Santa Clauses re-enact The Boston Tea Party:
CLICK LINK HERE

You should definitely patronize catalog merchants who support RKBA:

CLICK LINK HERE

Last, but not least, Porky Pig sings Christmas Carols
CLICK LINK HERE

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy New Year!

Just Say NO!

With the elevation of Etch-a-Sketch Romney to challenge ObamaNation maybe it is time for We, The Exasperated, to just say NO!

It was originally Nancy Reagan’s idea after all. Can you just say NO? Will you just say NO?

Maybe it is my imagination, but I seem to see a number of examples in my daily life where people have just taken a tip from the lawlessness of ObamaNation and assumed the cause of Constitutional Restoration without consulting their neighbors, or without asking authorities for permission or without any real concern for consequences beyond the message of resistance and necessary disobedience.

To judge from radio commercials for Tax Resolution Services (CLICK LINK HERE)a number of people have wandered off the 1040 Income Tax reservation without regret or apology. Even at the low, low, settlement price of a 10 or 20 percent payout, people cannot be persuaded to come back to the mother ship and sign ZEE PAPER!

It is a somewhat mixed message. On one hand enough people have quit filing to the point where very expensive commercials try to persuade them to come clean and on the other hand all the commercials in the world hardly seem to dent the outcome.

So how about it? Will the person you see in the mirror every day find something, anything to just say NO?

Will you burn your 1040 form?

Will you remove the license plate from your car?

Will you refuse to renew your drivers license?

Will you leave the little checkbox for race on some obnoxious form empty?

Will you refuse to volunteer your Social Security number just because some file clerk demands it?

Will you light a cigarette in a NO Smoking zone even if you do not smoke?

For Heaven’s sake just drive around the parking lot without your seatbelt fastened!

Anything to break the hypnotic trance of tyranny which suffocates us all!

Surely you can find some element of resistance to let the world know you have cast off the cloak of sheeplehood.

Do not ask me what I think. Do not ask me what I intend to do. YOU decide. All by yourself.

Remember the repeal of 1,000,000 statutes begins with a single dissident act.

When will you begin your march?

Really, it’s for the children…….