Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014! BRING IT!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Texas Night Sounds At the Ranch



Night time on a ranch way out in the back country of central and west Texas is a combination of deep darkness and at times deafening silence.

Occasionally during the night from about 10 pm until 3 am you will have a Mocking Bird singing all night. Drives the barn cats crazy. People say, what are barn cats. In large barns full of hay and feed, mice can populate rapidly eating up everything in sight. So you introduce cats as residents of the barns and the mice population diminishes rapidly. But if that is the environment they have known since being kittens, never let them in the house. They are as wild as bobcats.

Also, off in the distance as packs of Coyotes move through you will get this calamity of howls, the craziness of their howls make you wonder if they are insane: (for a little fun, if you have dogs in the area, turn up the volume and enjoy how they react)



During the winter in the coldest part of the night horse hoofs are heard thundering the ground as they run to warm their bodies against the cold. Of course cattle will moo especially if something alarms them. The same for the ranch dog.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Como La Flor



(A Texas rising Tejano star, Spanish for Texan, that died way too young, actually knew no Spanish and had to get friends to teach her so that she could target her audience of heratage.) Selena was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, as the youngest of three children born to a Mexican American father, Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. and a half-Cherokee Native American mother, Marcella Ofelia (née Samora). She was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. Selena began singing at age three. When she was nine years old, her father launched a vocal group consisting of several of his children, Selena y Los Dinos. They initially performed at a restaurant the family operated,[5] but went bankrupt soon thereafter. They moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where they performed wherever they could - street corners, weddings, quinceañeras, and fairs. As Selena grew more popular, the demands of her performance and travel schedule began to interfere with her education. Her father took her out of school when she was in the eighth grade. At seventeen, she earned a high school diploma by the American School Program.

Selena was murdered at the age of 23 on March 31, 1995 by Yolanda Saldívar, the former president of her fan club. On April 12, 1995, two weeks after her death, George W. Bush, governor of Texas at the time, declared her birthday "Selena Day" in Texas. Warner Bros. produced Selena, a film based on her life starring Jennifer Lopez, in 1997. Selena's life was also the basis of the musical Selena Forever starring Veronica Vazquez as Selena. In June 2006 Selena was commemorated with a life-sized bronze statue (Mirador de la Flor in Corpus Christi, Texas) and a Selena museum opened there. She has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She is also the only female artist to have five albums in U.S. Billboard 200 at the same time. (Wikipedia)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Texas Memories







Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Home Sweet Home



Keep Home Sweet. Keep America Free.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Drones, Horse Flies, Texas Long Horns





Texas Long Horns ain't skeered of little things like drones or for that matter war ships. Having had to deal with horse flies and roving bands of savages, they adapt easily to the times.

University of Texas develop GPS spoofing device that takes over ships and drones

A team of student radio navigation researchers from the University of Texas has developed a “GPS spoofing device” that allows an attacker to take control of a ship’s navigation system.

The UT students successfully hacked a GPS navigation system and took control of a ship’s course.

Their test has exposed a serious potential security threat to everything from ocean liners to oil tankers.

The UT team tested their GPS spoofing device in June on an $80 million 213-foot yacht in the Mediterranean Sea. They were able to change the course the mega-yacht without anyone on the ship knowing.

Students, acting as attackers or hackers, were able to send fake GPS signals to the ship’s civilian navigation system and change its course.

The GPS spoofing device is stealthy. It created a “ghost ship” on the ship’s GPS screen. The ghost ship fools the crew into believing that the ship is on it’s proper course, when in reality the ship is moving in a different direction.

The GPS spoofing device reasearch is bring led by assistant professor Todd Humphreys from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

“The ship actually turned, and we could all feel it, but the chart display and the crew saw only a straight line,” Humphreys told the Cockrell School of Engineering’s website.

Drones are also at risk. Last year Humphrey and his team used similar technology to take over a UAV.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Amarillo

The home of the only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the country, the Strategic Air Command B-52 Stratofortress wing, V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant and a center for cattle production ranches.

Monday, April 22, 2013

West, Texas Explosion - Why The Volunteers Chose to Die


(McClennan County Sheriff talks about the explosion)
Why the West, Texas volunteer firefighters chose death clearly knowing a major explosion was about to happen...

Small town, rural volunteer firefighters are very different compared to paid metropolitan firefighters. I know. Because I was one. My first fire was a huge, roaring oil well fire. My first medical emergency was a heart attack victim who was so far away from our small town out in the sticks, he was stone cold dead by the time we got there. I was 16 when I started, the youngest age allowed by our small town department to be eligible for serving. Stuff we saw and did on a daily basis was a real eye opener. We covered 900 square miles, and at least 9 other small communities, industries, remote areas of heavily traveled interstate, oil fields, rivers and lakes where drownings were an annual thing, as well as providing backup for departments on the outer fringe of our areas of responsibility.

You did not have fire hydrants. You rolled big tankers that 1 hose putting 90 to 120 gallons a minute out onto a huge fire would drain a 3000 gallon tanker in 20 minutes. You didn't have enough water to just stand back and spray water on it until it finnaly died out. We had to learn how to knock a fire down fast with as little water as possible. A very hot process. But if you learned how to do it, you could literally walk through a fire, exiting the other side with only steam rising up around you, most of the fire now just smoldering embers.

You did not have streets in many places. The only way to get to a burning field or forest or to an injured person tangled up in farm equipment was to have an off road rig. Some departments utilized military 6 bys, but we knew during the windy season those were too slow and after rains they easily stuck in the mud up to their axles. High winds can send flames skipping across the country side like stones skipping across a pond. You had to have a 4 wheel drive rig that could outrun those flames while at the same time knocking them down. We built our own off road trucks that were light and fast but still carried 500 gallons of water.

But most importantly being so far out in the middle of no where you had to know how to keep people alive who were injured and close to death until you could get them to a far and distant medical facility, sometimes driving up to 100 miles an hour on an open highway that had little traffic. If you didn't your pateint could be DOA (dead on arrival, dieing right in front of you. Being a small town where you knew everyone, DOAs were hard to stomach.

If you could do all of the above, you were an accomplished fire fighter like no other. And you didn't get a dime for your time. You were volunteer.

But the ultimate sacrifice by volunteers usually does not occur way out in the middle of no where. Life was most dangerous in town.

The majority of volunteers live close a small community firestation. If the young volunteers focus on training and effectively communicating to the community what the material needs who in turn provide material support to the fire protection effort, loyalty and a sense of secure public safety is established. Well trained and well equiped volunteers can run circles around paid departments because they know the occupants of a business, home, or auto requiring their help and they will do whatever it takes to protect the people of thier community.

Houses, buildings, and vehicles can be replaced. If a life is lost, that life cannot be rebuilt. Even volunteer firefighters will back off to protect thier own lives if they know no other lives are in danger. But if the lives of people who cannot protect themselves from a catastrophic lethal threat are at risk, they will put thier own lives in danger to protect the lives of others in thier community.

Prior to the massive explosion that took out the entire on site volunteer units people in a nearby home for the elderly, houses and apartments were being evacuated. Given enough time and knowing that everyone in the outer areas were evacuated, the volunteer unit would have backed out also. But there was no time left, and even though these people died, the people they were trying to protect did not.

Mission accomplished. God Bless West.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Picture This (Texas Wild Flowers)



When you are stressed out, in a hurry, too much to do, take just a moment, close your eyes and picture this...



Maria and I were running late this morning, both frustrated with one of the cars greeting us with a flat tire in the drive way, we were already a full hour behind schedule. As we were both pulling out of the driveway after fixing the tire, Maria suddenly saw flowers beginning to poke thier heads up from the ground already starting to bloom.

She stopped her car, got out, and as if she had all the time in the world, sat down next to the flowers and quietly pulled the weeds from around each of them. After a few moments of being lost in another beauriful world of peace and heavenly beauty, she stood up, got back into her car and went on her way to just another busy day. Even though she was already late, she knew she saw a once in a year, special moment, and had time to witness the birth of another spring. She wasn't about to miss it either.

No matter how busy you are, take a moment to smell the roses along the way...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ladies Night, Tejano Style



Gives true meaning to the legendary fiercely independent spirit of the Texas Tejano.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Roundup and the Cattle Call



You only live once. Which reminds me, do you want to be the cowboy, or a part of the herd, the cow. In life, it is YOUR call. No one else to blame --- for now.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

National Guard vs DHS - Articles of Impeachment



It is now my understanding that the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) is releasing 10,000 illegals who are classified as criminals back into society. DHS established very recently, in 2001, is clearly now being groomed and used as Obama's personal brigade to punish America domestically when things don't go his way politically.

State Governors have the power to call up their units of the National Guard. It is their responsibility to therefore call up their units to:
1) Apprehend individuals in this country illegally starting with those just released by the DHS who are known criminals.
2) Articles of Impeachment are to be authored and filed against this President.
3) Eric Holder arrested and prosecuted for Accessory to Murder for the murders of Border Patrol agents at the hands of Cartel hit men who were supplied those weapons by Eric Holder
4) DHS disbanded and ICE and the Border Patrol placed back under the Justice department.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Take Down

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Chris Kyle - Born April 8, 1974, Died February 2, 2013



“When I grew up, I only had two dreams,” he told The News in January 2012. “One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses. I went to college and was working at a ranch up there. Sun up, sun down, I was in a saddle. By the time I was 24, I decided it was time to go into the military and try it out. It wasn’t exactly the SEALs I was looking for at the time. I just wanted to go into the military and be the best.”

Kyle grew up in Texas and spent much of his time riding horses and participating on the school rodeo team. His life quickly changed when he decided to go into the military and became a Navy SEAL. He deployed four times to Iraq. Kyle held the record for number of kills by an American sniper. The Pentagon has confirmed more than 150 of his 255 kills. The previous record was 109. For his service, Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. Kyle served in every major battle of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was shot twice, and was involved in six IED attacks. His autobiography, American Sniper, was released last year.

He and a friend were murdered by a vet diagnosed with PTSD, who they were trying to help through Chris's foundation.

Memorial services are scheduled at Cowboy Stadium, Arlington, Texas, February 11, 2013.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Poison




The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.
Carl Jung

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Texas Girl KNOWS The Meaning of the 2nd Amendment



On October 16, 1991, the Killeen Massacre, Texas learned its lesson when Texas was cracking down on guns (yes, that actually happened in the early 1990's refers to when she disarmed herself and will regret this for the rest of her life).>

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Texas' Response to Hussein's Gun "Proposals"



Texas Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding President Obama's executive actions:

"The Vice President's committee was appointed in response to the tragedy at Newtown, but very few of his recommendations have anything to do with what happened there.

"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger. The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror.

"There is evil prowling in the world - it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.

"In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president."

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Arrest The Liberal Politicians Responsible For Domestic Kill Boxes

Mandated gun free zones such as the Aurora Theater and Newtown School massacres are the work of liberal politicians.  They should be arrested and prosecuted for attempting to eliminate the American people's Constitutional right to defend themselves against such Murder/Suicide madness.

Instead, with the help of complicit MSM (Main Stream Media), aka OPM (Obama Propaganda Machine), they are trying to cover up their mistakes by going on the offensive against Americans in general attempting to create more kill boxes throughout the US with Federal level anti-constitutional mandates regarding arms.

Below are a couple of useful links from Texas that helps to train and prepare for countering such evil.  Evil chose to avoid the kind of people below when evil selected a gun free theator and a school that was also a gun free zone, both in lock step with the liberal politicians deadly and disastrous policies that have left our young people and even small innocent children at the mercy of Mass Murder/Suicide rampages.

The first video consists of several practice drills for men and women called Shooting Under Stress:


I also recommend for ladies, ladies only gun clubs such as the internationally famous Dallas Divas gun club unique gun handling practices specific to the needs of women in society.

http://www.divawow.org/pages/Leagues_dallas.html