Fairy Tale Week- The Princess Bride

It is Fairy Tale Week here on the JohnJacobH Blog.

In addition to the Sleeping Beauty Ballet  analysis from last May (Link,Click Here) JJ Jackson from EnterStageRight.com uses an example from the movie “The Princess Bride” to explain how to defeat seemingly invincible Bolsheviks through sheer acts of will.

The Tantalizing Excerpt:

Why on Earth am I recounting this scene from The Princess Bride for you in a space reserved for political commentary?  Because there is a correlation between what happened in this scene and what is going on right now in America.  Anyone who has seen this movie knows that the only reason Westley was put in a situation of being “mostly dead” in the first place was because his love made a bargain to, so she thought, save him.  But that bargain was never kept by the wicked men the deal was made with.

The wicked never keep their word because, no matter how much they protest, they have no honor.

Over the years we too have made bargains with the honorless and wicked to try and save someone that we love; Lady Liberty.

The Complete Link:



Zero Tolerance Bolsheviks In South Carolina!

The kid is 10 years old and they already have a file on him at the Sheriff’s Office.  People who send their child to the Communist Indoctrination Camp known as Public School deserve what they get.

This is the war on boys, the war on family, the war on America all rolled into one.

Complete link:


Irritating Excerpt:

Island fourth grader suspended for using broken pencil sharpener

The boy — a fourth-grader described as a well-behaved and good student — cried during the meeting with his mom, the deputy and the school’s assistant principal.

He had no criminal intent in having the blade at school, the sheriff’s report stated, but was suspended for at least two days and could face further disciplinary action.

District spokesman Randy Wall said school administrators are stuck in the precarious position between the district’s zero tolerance policy against having weapons at school and common sense.

David Codrea has a pretty good editorial about this at his blog (link):


For some reason 10 year olds represent an irresistable target of opportunity for the Bolsheviks-In-Charge. Maybe this would be a subject worthy of investigation.

Link to a story from June:


Senator Barry Goldwater, how right you were all those years ago.

This quote should be branded on the cover of every school book and chiseled over the door of every school and government building in the country:

The Goldwater Doctrine:

“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom.

My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them.

It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden.

I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is ‘needed’ before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible.

And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents’ interests, I shall reply that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.”

– Former Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.), “The Conscience of a Conservative”

OpenCarry.org Co-Founder Mike Stollenwerk DC Council Testimony

Boy, this guy is great! We should put him on the National News once in a while!

Complete link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch v=8yXQBUY-yAE

OpenCarry.org Co-Founder Mike Stollenwerk Testifies in front of the DC City Council.

Massachusetts Zero Tolerance Bolsheviks Strike Again

 Bradley Geslak holds an empty bullet casing like the one that got him suspended






If this statement from the Bolshevik-In-Charge does not alarm the parents of a school age child, then Public Education is the proper place for your offspring:


The decision to suspend 10-year-old Bradley Geslak was made by school Principal Deborah Peterson. “Massachusetts General Law gives principals absolute authority in their schools. She (Mrs. Peterson) has no obligation to notify anyone else because it is expected that she has enough authority under the Massachusetts Educational Reform Act to make these decisions,” said School Committee member Christine B. Philput.

Complete Link:


Police Chief Shoots Himself In The Ankle

Yup, not just any cop, a POLICE CHIEF shot himself in the foot while at the range.

Full story link:



RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) The police chief in Riverdale accidentally shot himself in an ankle while demonstrating how to dislodge a jammed handgun.

Chief Dave Hansen was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden for surgery.

The 54-year-old chief accidentally fired a gun during a training exercise inside a conference room at Riverdale police headquarters.

Where Are They Now? The Missing FFL’s

In the 1990’s this country experienced a near silent Stalinist purge of Federal Firearms Licensees’s under Janet Reno’s Justice Department. The Purge continues to this day almost unnoticed and completely underreported.

Here is the Clinton Administration’s own report in PDF Format on the meaning and purpose of this purge. Read the complete report at the link.


ATF Commerce in Firearms PDF Report

The Gun Control Act of 1968 established the first comprehensive Federal licensing system for importers, manufacturers and dealers in firearms to the retail level. That system requires licensees to maintain detailed records on transactions in firearms, and subjects their business premises to inspection by the ATF.


The annual fee WAS ONLY $10 for a license that authorized the person to ship, transport and receive firearms in interstate commerce and engage in retail sales. The statue required ATF to issue a license within 45 days to anyone who was 21 years old, had premises from which they intended to conduct business and who otherwise was not prohibited from possessing firearms.


Over time the numbers of licensees began to swell until 1992 when the numbers reached over 284,000……………

In 1993, Congress increased the license application fee to $200 for three years.

Again, in 1994, Congress imposed requirements that applicants submit photographs and fingerprints to better enable ATF to identify applicants and new criteria that ensures that the business to be conducted would comply with all applicable State and local laws…..

From 1975 to 1992 the licensee population grew from 161,927 to 284,117………..

In 1993 and 1994, Congress added several safeguards to ensure only legitimate gun dealers obtain Federal licenses, including increased fees and certification requirements.

Following the ATF’s implementation of those provisions the number of Federal firearms licensees DROPPED FROM 284,117 IN 1992 TO 103,942 IN 1999. OF THESE 80,570 ARE RETAIL DEALERS OR PAWNBROKERS.

Sleeping Beauty. The Ballet. Really. No kidding.

FROM THE BEST OF JOHN JACOB H…… Somehow the Televisor and Movie Industry have rediscovered Sleeping Beauty recently, so the time seemed propitious to sticky post this tale from the archives at the top of the blog for new readers unfamiliar with the true meaning of this fairy tale…..


No matter how many deer you gut *field dress* or how many coyotes you ambush or how many treestands you climb, sooner or later into every guy’s life a ballet performance must fall.

My exécution de ballet occurred about a decade ago, the turkey season was over and the food plots were all planted. So the question came from she who must be idolized, “will it kill you to go with me just this once?” I had to admit Seppuku was not an option in this instance, though I may have briefly considered such rather than face the peak guillotine experience of ogling men in tights and tuttis.

To my shock it was an amazing experience on more levels than it is possible to count then, now or ever.

I cannot recall a another time I was in a 1000 seat auditorium filled to capacity with women of all ages and in all stages of life.

There were older Grande Dame type women who dressed in some kind of expensive evening gown mu’umu’u and preposterously ornate costume jewelry.

There were formaldehyde preserved senior Jane Fonda type women in dressed in equally expensive brand name pantsuits.

There were younger Katie Couric type women wearing formal business class skirts and jackets.

There were Maria Shriver type women with tastefully casual formal evening gowns appropriate to the occasion.

And of course, hundreds of teenagers and children-little girls- who, in some cases, could not have been more than four or five years old wearing what we used to call Easter Sunday Dresses with little black shoes that could fit into the palm of your hand.

All of them were buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the performance. A kind of high keening hum like a flock of geese just over the horizon headed your way.

I do not remember a single teenage girl with a pierced nose or eyebrow or carrot colored spiked hair. This was a serious crowd. Of course there were guys-a few. Mostly Dad or Uncle Joe rolling their eyes at the ceiling and frequently clearing their throats, almost all of us were over thirty including some really elderly gentlemen who wore diamond pinky rings and other affectations.

There may also have been some conservative Republican women in attendance. They kept to themselves off in obscure corners.

Of course, none of the guys had the courage to wear their cameo pattern tuxedo with a tastefully matching Rush Limbaugh tie. (Yes, there are cameo tuxedos–CLICK LINK)!!

But I digress.

Here is real point of this campfire tale: NO ONE in that auditorium had apparently ever reflected on the real meaning of the Sleeping Beauty story.

As a guy I recognized the true meaning immediately and cheerfully explained on the way home. See, before the attack of 9/11 on the United States, before the Transportation Security Agency, before Grandma was routinely stripped searched at airports everywhere, We, the People, confront the story of a terrorist threat made against a Kingdom ruled by the good King Florestan.

His daughter, the Princess Aurora, could be seriously injured, maimed or even killed by contact with a spinning wheel spindle as a result of an evil spell cast by the evil cross dressing terrorist witch- Carabosse.

King Florestan reacted as governments everywhere often do- he banned the possession, manufacture or transport of spinning wheel spindles. The peasants need of cloth for clothing, blankets, carpets or tapestries be damned, the children MUST be protected. It was a necessary sacrifice to be endured by all.

Oddly, strangely, even mysteriously, the one person with criminal intent- the evil cross-dressing terrorist witch Carabosse- managed to produce one of these deadly dangerous spindles just in time for Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday.

The ballet was not clear on this point, but when I looked through my opera glasses, (little teensy,tiny binoculars that allow the audience to see every mole on the performers body) I believe I was able to discern the spindle in question was even one of the heavy duty military models with a high capacity thread feeder, very strange considering all spindles had been banned everywhere in the kingdom.

What followed was inevitable: Princess Aurora, having never been trained to a standard of personal responsibility in the safe operation and handling of spinning wheel spindles did the unthinkable and pricked her finger when she handled the taboo spinning wheel spindle.

Only divine intervention in the person of the Lilac Fairy prevented ultimate tragedy. She derailed the untimely death of the innocent young Princess with the aid of a Kingdom-wide Magically Induced Coma, a procedure commonly used by Board Certified Fairies whenever client survival requires extreme measures.

After the kingdom had been in a moribund, somnolent state for a century the Lilac Fairy managed to locate Prince Florimund hunting in the woods. She prevailed upon him to use his hunter’s virtues of pluck, perseverance and patience to cut through the thick liberal undergrowth choking the castle, rescue the Princess and save the Kingdom.

The ballet ends on a traditional family values theme with a wedding and plans for a family with children. Go figure.

The good news? We, the People of the Constitution can win the culture wars. Culture is on our side even though it appears to have been completely co-opted by the dark Bolshevik faction of Society.

The better news? Ever since I explained the real meaning of Sleeping Beauty I have not been required to go to any more ballets. I might stumble across another epiphany.

A happy ending for all.