Monday, February 28, 2011

Big Stick Obie -- HA!

Understanding and learning from history… something lost on the present federal executive administration. Eight and a half minutes worth the view time, then take some time to consider the wisdom presented by this video message. To view message click here.

Eight-hundred PSI is both amazing and impressive, with something that reportedly looked like a bicycle pump. And forty shots with acceptable muzzle velocity from this air rifle on a single charge. I'd like to see that pump. One of the things I did with a passion in a former life was bicycle touring & racing–with most of the fashionable required cycling accessories of the late 70s/early 80s. Not unusual to do 100+ mile trips (a century), and even the occasional "double century." I used "sew-up tires", basically a tubeless unit that is taped and/or glued to the wheel rims. These tires are inflated through an extraordinary valve to about 130 PSI, using a special purpose, non-standard bicycle hand pump. And it took much of the power I could muster to pump those tires to the last few PSI.

Did anyone else find it rather unbelievable last week to discover that the mighty USA has no aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea? Must be the Navy is too busy with homosexual awareness training these days. The CIA claims they saw the present Middle East unrest coming last year (here the CIA has a remarkable grasp of the obvious). That great President Teddy Roosevelt must be rolling over in his grave. “TR” telegraphed his approach to maintaining world peace a few days before assuming the U.S. presidency. He simply believed and repeated an old African proverb – "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

And the point of this air rifle video is I'm sure lost on that U.S. community of progressive liberal whiners. That Lewis and Clark implemented TR’s philosophy of “Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick” a hundred years before by exhibiting power to potential adversaries through several air rifle demonstrations. My gosh, what a difference another hundred years makes–look what we now have in a lightweight & spineless POUS "Obie."

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