Saturday, November 26, 2016

What Does #EWorHW Mean?

It is a tag, short hand for we can do this 

Common phrase, you hear it often in the military. Sometimes it refers to understanding the better technique, "the easy way".

More often the phrase is a bit more menacing, it means the subject is going to do it, the ONLY question is which way is it going to be done.

Thus, when we talk about Making America Great Again (#MAGA), the Easy Way or Hard Way (#EWorHW).

Sunday, November 20, 2016

General "Mad Dog" Mattis

Let the man speak for himself.

A few of my personal favorites, which should inform our operations as well.

Mad Dog
Just your average, fun-loving Marine

2. “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

3. “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

We are at WAR

It is simply acknowledging the existing"state of armed conflict between ... groups within a nation".

We productives, veterans, traditionalists from all walks of life have been relentless attacked for years. Because it has been a low-intensity conflict, most of us were more occupied with just living our lives, and the various skirmishes we shrugged off because we had more important things for our time and attention.

Man, I'm getting too old for this Sh!t
At various point in the last two years, millions of us woke up, which our enemies will forever regret.

Different triggers; hateful pejorative labels, flippant slanders, attempted shaming, all aimed at making us kneel, bow down to our enemies. For people who follow a God, or veterans who are trained to bear up under duress and refuse to be be broken, that was a tactical blunder of epic proportions. You pissed us off and got our attention.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Shock Therapy - the wisdom of Conan

Feeling suddenly afraid because Trump was elected?

Is life triggering you?

Uncontrollable tears and hysteria?

Do you feel like your world is collapsing?

Does #MAGA and #DrainTheSwamp make your mind reel?

Take comfort in the fact that the strong, determined men millennia ago observed a mindset that struck fear and dread in women and weak men. This is not a new concept, hopefully that historical tidbit will help.

As is often (falsely) said, don't worry, you are just going to feel some slight pressure. LOLZ

You have to watch Arnold deliver it here

Mongol General "This is good, but what is best in life?"

Conan "Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women."

See, it is really simple, you have been lied to, you have been deceived, and now the light will shine into the darkness.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lean Mean Agressive Solutions Team

Or, in the DOD vernacular, LMAST. You have to love that Navy training.

I read this description, and it sounds like a well organized, fast moving Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Team that hits the ground and swarms the objective, each focused on their tasking.

Mr. Trump’s transition team, like his campaign operation, has had a much smaller staff than previous Republican nominees, and hasn’t produced the voluminous policy proposals and potential legislation demanded by other candidates, including Mitt Romney four years ago.
Instead, their work product is mostly two-page and 20-page memos on specific items: What does President-elect Trump need to know about the Treasury Department? What is the purpose of the National Economic Council? What issues take priority on the first day, the first 100 days, and the first 200 days.
Another benefit of operating in a 24/7/365 tactical environment is you learn brevity, focus, responsiveness. The folks you are working for want clarity, pithiness, actionable insight. ZFG for your intelligence as a wordsmith that waxes eloquent.

In the M&A world, the team was put into play when the deal was taking shape, something similar to a Letter-Of-Intent was signed, and it was time to flip rocks at warp speed to determine what the pig (in the poke) looked like. Health, Potential, and ESPECIALLY Risks and Opportunities.

Spot checking inventory, financial entries, personnel files are the due-diligence side, you earn your keep on the team (and repeat invitations) by finding the nuggets that aren't written down that MATTER.

In similar fashion, this team is flipping rocks, condensing the essentials, and, most importantly, pointing out the Risks and Opportunities.

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Easy Way, or the Hard Way

What the establishment completely fails to grasp is that REAL change is coming. Regime Change. The Elite and their control is ending.

What only some are beginning to understand is that Americans want the system to work, they want peaceful change, so that Wed morning they can go back to their lives.

If the Establishment, circumstances refuse to accept change peaceably, then things will get begin to Get Real. No way to know when, what, will trigger the descent into chaos, but the fuse will have been lit. I would rather live the balance of life and watch my grandchildren growing to adulthood without turmoil, but the odds go WAY DOWN if we promote an un-charged felon to CIC.

Let tomorrow come, may God be merciful.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Last Bastion

I was sitting in a Rockies business meeting yesterday [Craft Brewery - awesome beer, low end industrial, just past seedy], and politics came up tangentially.

After a bit of banter, my counterpart paused and reflected for a moment, then referenced my part of the world, and said, "You are the last bastion, if it gets really bad, it will come to you last."

I told him that if it got bad, he was welcome to show up with his family. He is a veteran, a fellow member of my rather constrained alumnus, and a Marine. 2 out of 3, and all of that. Turns out he has family in these parts, and as he said, "They are so well armed they have a small armory, they are well-entrenched, and they have supplies that will last over a year."

Considering this exchange, and remembering my last trip through the Occupied Zone, there is no doubt that trouble will come here last, because I live among a quiet, determined, hard-working, armed, "You aren't from around here, are you?" people.

Winter is Coming, and it cannot be reasoned with, lectured, threatened, arrested, or contained.

The fact that one of the presidential contenders is probably a felon and possibly a pedophile is a symptom of the death of empire. The worst hasn't even begun to appear.