About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.

Quote of the Day

Winston Churchill had a great number of massively memorable quotes. While not all of them were originally his, he made them memorable: “We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; … Continue reading

Quote of the Day

In civilized life domestic hatred usually expresses itself by saying things which would appear quite harmless on paper (the words are not offensive) but in such a voice, or at such a moment, that they are not far short of a blow in the face. To keep this game up you and Glubose must see to it that each of these two fools has a sort of double standard. Your patient must demand that all his own utterances are to be taken at their face value and judged simply on the actual words, while at the same time judging all … Continue reading

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Don’t get the impression that you arouse my anger.  You see, one can only be angry with those he respects. Richard M. Nixon Tricky Dick was much derided by the left, and not supported by the right.  But here he speaks of those who are much like mad dogs.  A person is not mad at the dog, maybe even a little sad that the dog must be put down.

SEPTEMBER 11 1683

I wrote this back in 2002, and have published it in a couple of places. It remains just as importnant today as is did back then. The Muslims NEVER forget anything. The Battle of Vienna took place on September 11 and September 12, 1683 after Vienna had been besieged by the Ottoman Empire for two months. The battle broke the advance of the Ottoman Empire into Europe, and marked the beginning of the decline of the Ottoman Turks and Muslim influence. The battle was won by Polish-Austrian-German forces led by King of Poland Jan Sobieski against the Ottoman Empire army … Continue reading

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Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on. John (he served in Vietnam) Kerry John Kerry actually said this (with video)