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Dedicated to the Life and Service of Captain Witold Pilecki - May 13, 1901 to May 25, 1948

*WARNING* This blog may contain posts and content that has "salty" language or "graphic" photos. Told ya!


All 58,173 (and counting) gun laws nationwide are infringements. REPEAL THEM ALL & DISBAND THE ATF!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Update On Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy

I started writing this post last Thursday the 9th, but realized I did not have the photos or video available on the firehouse computer. Unless the weather is really shitty when I am off work, I am not sitting on the computer tweeting or posting.

First off, here is the tough guy dog boss, our miniature poodle Cash. Seven years old and his brother from the same litter owned by a friend of ours is just as bad. He will go after and fight with an intact male of any breed or size. Feels the need to constantly "scold" the puppy. The oldest in our household, he is the current Alpha. He is a scent work and barn hunt champion that will give any police K-9 a run for his money. In barn hunt, they don't get to make the "kill," but he has plenty of kills in the yard in the form of any small animal that isn't fast enough to get away. He has gotten one of my hens that was foolish enough to fly over the fence, as well as a grey squirrel, and multiple snakes, frogs, mice, and chipmunks.

17 pounds of "I'll rip your face off." I will let him play "rough" with me, and he does know when to quit.

Next up is the princess, Lucy Petunia, a 3 year old female black and white "party poodle." United Kennel Club (UKC) registered because the AKC only recognizes poodles that are one solid color. She may look like a couch potato in this photo; but make no mistake, she runs like the wind, leaps like a gazelle, and is a future agility champion. She absolutely loves the puppy, and they play together almost non-stop.

The sweetest dog in the world.

Here he is, more than doubled in weight since we got him. He was 11 pounds when we took him home. I weighed him yesterday at 24.2 pounds. He eats three meals a day to keep up with his growth because he is so active. He fears nothing, but instead is inquisitive and not afraid to try new things. He was climbing stairs one week after getting him home, and now runs up and down with the big dogs. Loud noises, the vacuum, a closet he had never been in.... meh. Mildly interesting, but certainly not scary. Has good recall, runs around out in the yard off leash, and is doing well with retrieval.

12 week old "Eli", the name he came with. Named in honor of the "racist" Elihu Yale.... Suck it! Check out that ridge!

Sound asleep after a hard session of playing with Lucy. The living room is strewn with dog toys.

He does have the ability to amuse himself as well. A mild case of the puppy "zoomies" in the video below. Toys are everywhere. The exercise pen is where the older dogs sleep, Eli is still in a crate, but will join the others in a couple of months.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Well, I Tried To Watch It....But Can't

Normally at the firehouse, we have news on the TV in the day room from 06:00 until about 12:30. We start with Fox61 out of Hartford until 07:00, and then Fox News on in the background until noon. At noon we switch to the half hour Eyewitness News on WFSB 3. After that it is whatever anyone wants to watch until the early evening news at 17:00.

For the first part of today, my normal partner was out, so I was on duty with one of the overnight EMTs. She is not a news junkie, so around 08:00 I decided to watch something else. We have Disney+ on a ROKU streaming device, so I chose to watch "Hamilton" which neither of us had seen, but she didn't really care if it was on or not. I was originally going to watch it at home with my wife, but my wife went and watched it without me while I wasn't home.

I got 08:21 into it and found it unwatchable enough to shut it off. I know it is a musical, but I expected an old school style musical with regular dialog interspersed with musical numbers. Nope. The entire thing seems to be "sung", in gangsta hip-hop. Then there is the whole historical inaccuracy of minorities playing what were obviously white guys, seemingly just for the sake of not using white guys. A black Aaron Burr and a Hispanic Alexander Hamilton don't cut it for me trying to tell a story that took place in a time of slavery. I never had a problem with the black version of The Wizard of Oz called "The Wiz" because that is just a fantasy that anyone could play any character. Is it now racist to cast people for a theatrical part based on their physical attributes? This happened in a school play at West Woods Elementary School in Hamden, CT and I personally thought it was much ado about NOTHING!

Once again, another example where I am just not woke enough, although recent news reports say the "cancel culture" have set their sights on Hamilton because.... you know... HISTORY BAD. Although I can't finish watching it, I certainly don't think it should be cancelled.

Monday, July 6, 2020

RIP Charlie Daniels

I have not heard this yet on the half-hour news breaks while streaming Rush. Apparently a deceased famous conservative country singer is not news.

I never thought of him as country, but "Southern Rock"

From Charlie

Another Post From The Kommiecticut Fire Service - A Sad Anniversary

My Dad was 10 years old when this happened, so he might have known kids that were there or maybe even died. My Mom was 6 and probably not so much, I never asked her. All I remember is Dad referring to it as "The Day The Clowns Cried" and he would get real quiet and say no more. On this date 76 years ago, the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus was in Hartford. Under the canvas big top set up with elephant power and waterproofed with a mixture of paraffin wax and white gasoline were approximately 7,000 spectators whose lives were changed forever. 167 dead and hundreds injured on a hot July afternoon at the height of WWII.

Go to the link below for everything you ever wanted to know, including photos and video.

Hartford Circus Fire - July 6th 1944

Transported A National Treasure

In my opinion anyway. A local and well known WWII vet needed to go to the hospital just after the start of our shift this morning. 97 years old and still lives at home with his wife of 70 years. I remember him marching in the town Memorial Day parade a good 10 years ago, dressed in his WWII Army uniform. Nothing major today, but we convinced him to go get checked out. Because of the nature of the transport (he was wide awake with no major issues), I got to converse with him a bit about his WWII service which I did not know. I started by telling him how I view guys like him as a national treasure, and told him about my former neighbor and WWII veteran Andy Darico. My patient told me he had serviced B-17s, specifically the radio equipment. I asked him if he was Army Air Corps or was he Signal Corps assigned to the Air Corps. Turns out it was the latter. Being Army Signal Corps myself I gave him a fist bump and got a big smile from him. I asked him where he did his training, since I had done mine at Signal School at Fort Gordon, GA. He said he did his at Silver Spring Maryland and was there a full 2 months. Their final practical exam was to build an operating radio set. He said he took his time, but some of the guys rushed it. When they turned on their radios.... POOF! up in smoke. His worked just fine. I laughed and told him that you can't put the smoke back in once it comes out. That got a laugh out of him. He said they were supposed to repair radios but because the supply chain of parts was behind, the B-17s would come in all shot up with damaged radios, and they would just swap them out and trash the damaged ones. He recalled all the patches on the fuselages and wings of returning planes from the anti-aircraft shells and bullet holes. Our discussion turned to the crash of the B-17 at Bradley Airport last October. I told him I had read the FAA Rescission of Exemption 6540 and how damning it was to The Collings Foundation and their maintenance practices. He was very interested in what I told him from the reports about jury-rigging the magneto leads on engine #4 causing it to short out, and the fouled out of tolerance spark plugs on engine #3. We both agreed that at the end of the investigation, someone probably needs to go to jail for killing 7 people. Soon we were at the hospital and wheeled him into the ER. My partner told him to remember he's a married man and to take it easy on the nurses. It was soon apparent that his charm was going to make hearts go a flutter when we got him situated in the exam room bed and gave the report to the nurse.Yup... he sure could've charmed the panties off that nurse right in that room.

Friday, July 3, 2020


Not "The Fourth of July" or "July 4th". Every country on the planet has a July 4th on the calendar for tomorrow, but here in The United States of America it is our Independence Day. For some reason, the uneducated seem to act as though nothing happened before or after the signing of The Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They barely mention the Boston Tea Party of 1773, or the Battle of Lexington-Concord on April 19, 1775. The Revolution officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on Sept. 3, 1783. The hostile phase of the war had ended nearly two years earlier, on Oct. 19, 1781, when the British general Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown. The bid for independence from Great Britain was not universally popular. 33% of the population of the 13 colonies were loyal to the crown, 33% didn't care either way, and 33% were in favor of the revolt. Of that last 33%, came the 3% of the total population that actually fought against the British.

Hopefully, you are not offended by this photo

Thursday, July 2, 2020

I know What This Is, Because I Am Not Woke

I noticed this today on one of our firehouse bays that has a different style of door opener than the other three. The other three have a motor mounted on the ceiling in the center of the door. This particular door has the drive motor mounted on the wall above and to the right of the door. The openings are all the same size, but the track had to be mounted higher on this bay to clear the wall mounted vehicle exhaust fans, requiring a different style of opener. If the power were out, or the motor failed, a sharp pull downward unlocks the drive mechanism and the door can move freely up and down.

Not a "Hangman's Noose", but a loop tied with a non-slip Bowline Knot.
This knot has been taught in every Firefighter I course since, well... forever!

This is an example of a Hangman's Noose tied on a modern nylon rope.

A good description of a noose can be found here on Wikipedia. From what I have read about hanging and know about human physiology from EMT training, the purpose and placement of the knot was to ensure instant death upon the drop. The knot, when placed squarely at the back of the head, caused an immediately fatal C1-C2 spinal fracture right at the base of the skull. This effectively severs the spine at its highest point, causing instant respiratory and cardiac arrest. There should only be minor twitching of short-circuited nerves, no flailing, struggling, or kicking. Also, when hanging was used as capitol punishment, there were tables that showed how long the rope needed to be depending on the weight of the condemned. This one is called The Table of Drops and was used by the Brits up to 1965. It is still used in the former British Colony of Singapore where hanging is still a form of capitol punishment. Use of such a table rather than just guessing is important. If the rope is too short, the condemned struggles and slowly chokes to death. If the rope were too long, the condemned person's head would be violently torn from their body in a gruesome and cruel manner.

When you go through life as a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Substitute "racist" for hammer and "racism" for a nail and you too can be woke.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Don't Bring It Out of The City

This did not make news outside of the town it occurred in. But the message was received loud and clear to the intended audience.

Its simply because your protests that are infiltrated by those that would incite violence are not welcome. Rural eastern Kommiecticut farmers and residents have sent a clear message to BLM and ANTIFA by dumping a load of cattle manure in the parking lot of a proposed 3PM "protest" last Friday the 26th. The dumping occurred in the wee hours of Friday morning. Although it was cleaned up by DPW and hosed down by the FD, no one wanted to stand there. Here are a couple of photos:

Initially there was supposed to be a 1 mile march, but down a state road. I guess once they found out they needed a town permit for a parade and state police to close the road, but didn't do any of that, they were going to have a "in place protest." All that ended up happening from what I am told was a few people on the lawn banging on bongos. I went by on  my bike after a Patriot Guard mission around 6:30 PM and saw nothing.

Take a lesson from the video of the armed couple in the gated community in St. Louis, MO and keep moving.... out of town and out of the county.

Because in rural eastern Kommiecticut, if we have to draw, we will open up. Stay in your Demon-Crap controlled hell-hole cities and burn down your own shit.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why This Blog Has Been Quiet

Because I have had nothing to add about the current turmoil this country is in. I have just sat back and stewed in my total disgust at the lack of law and order that is allowing the animals masquerading as human beings to run roughshod over normal civilized society.

"I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core pornography"], and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that."

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart - Describing his threshold test for obscenity in Jacobellis v. Ohio in 1964

Yup... the famous "I know it when I see it" phrase is where I am as far as when I get involved in what I now see as the inevitable Boog-A-Loo. I can't state exactly what it will take for me to lock-n-load and start racking up a body count. But if we don't immediately reverse course and put a stop to ALL the rioting, looting, violence, and areas of secession it won't take much.

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”

H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series

I believe I am part of a large silent contingent of armed Citizen Patriots that feel the same way.

God help us all.