Another day in the life of our first ‘Social Justice’ papacy

Pope Francis and his unfortunate embrace of secularist multiculturalism tropes are nothing new – his recent visit to the US was a veritable jamboree of such sentimentally muddled rhetoric – so it should come as no surprise that, after the results of the American presidential race, he would weigh in yet again. And so he […]


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Blue Army Chapel and St Joseph Bookstore

I was the beneficiary of a rather fortuitous sequence of events recently. Apparently, in a drive to help municipalities raise funds, the state of Michigan amended a variety of traffic laws, among them accessing turn-arounds on divided highways; where one could previously drive out of a parking lot into the turn-around directly facing the lot exit, now such […]

Fiocchi 7/8 Oz Reduced Recoil 12 Gauge Slugs

As I noted in my Remington 870 Police Magnum post, the one issue I had with with gun was the heavy trigger pull; trigger pull on the 870P is set in the 7 to 8 lb range (the cheaper Express closer to 5 lbs), excessive by most reasonable measures.  Indeed, the first time I fired slugs […]

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CETME Sight Adjustment

One of the responsibilities, as well as one of the pleasures, of gun ownership is the maintenance of one’s firearms.  A critical part of this is making certain that the weapon is capable of placing its rounds where the shooter aims it; a firearm that doesn’t hit what it’s aimed at is dangerous, to say […]

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The first completed US Navy (USN) EP-3E Aries II conversion aircraft departs from the L-3 Communications modification facility in Waco, Texas (TX). The aircraft is a four-engine, low-wing, electronic warfare and reconnaissance aircraft utilizing state-of-the-art electronic surveillance for its primary mission.  The aircraft is a new version of the USN P-3C aircraft and it's heading to Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland (MD), for testing and fleet training. 
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Diversity Strengthens the US Navy

It’s an article of faith in among our elites that diversity intrinsically improves all it touches, an attitude summarized quite well by no less of a personage than Mark Zuckerberg.  “We believe the world is better when people from different backgrounds and with different ideas all have the power to share their thoughts and experiences,” Facebook’s […]

Conservative Media Inc: A Primer

Despite the howls of indignation from wide swaths of America regarding his candidacy, there have been numerous reasons to be thankful for Donald Trump’s efforts.  For instance, one can’t help but admire the manner in which he has placed the victims of illegal immigrant and gang crime in such a position of prominence; anti-crime populism […]


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Another One Bites The Dust: Trayvon/Trevon Johnson Shot Dead in Florida

[Please note: In the articles used to compile this post, the spelling of the subject thug’s name varied between ‘Trevon’ and the more traditional ‘Trayvon’.  In the interest of emphasizing the interchangeability of said juvenile thugs, this variation has been maintained.] Last month there was another case of a self-defense related shooting in Florida, resulting in […]

2016 Easter Feast

Representing as it does the breaking of the Lenten fast, Easter is far and away the most important feast day on the church calendar, with most Orthodox and Catholic ethnic communities having their own particular specialty dishes.  This is especially pronounced among the Central European nationalities so, without further ado, I present my family’s typical […]

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Best of the Type: Hungarian FEG SA85M 922r Conversion

For our next firearm ownership narrative we’ll be treating the most widely produced gun ever made, the iconic AK47. The history of the AK47 is fairly well-known.  Designed during WW II by a Red Army tank mechanic, Mikhail Kalashnikov, his magazine-fed, select-fire rifle was chambered for the 7.62X39mm round developed for the SKS45.  The biggest misconception […]