Spc. Robert E. Blair

Tomorrow in Ocala another American Hero will be laid to rest, with honor and with sadness. He served with honor and pride.

Spc. Robert E. Blair, 22, a Marion County native who graduated from Lake Weir High School in 2003, was patrolling in Baghdad when the vehicle he was in was hit. He was killed instantly, along with his commanding officer, Capt. Douglas A. DiCenzo, 30, of New Hampshire.

“Robert was not only our son, he was a courageous soldier, strong Christian and our hero,” Allen Blair wrote in a statement distributed by the sheriff’s office.

Rest in peace. God Bless you and your family.

Reconquista

Foreword by Heidi at Euphoric Reality

From Spanish-speaking illegal workers, to angry tenured professors and arrogant politicians, we are hearing more and more tenets and demands from a movement called Reconquista. The movement, once dismissed as extreme racist rhetoric, has rapidly gained traction and momentum among millions of ill-educated illegal aliens and well-established Mexicans alike. Reconquista gives voice to the angry demands of present-day Mexicans who mistakenly think they have indigenous rights to the land of the Southwestern United States – which they claim was “stolen” by an imperialist American government. The centerpiece of their agenda is the mythical Aztlan.

In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal “gringo” invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.

“From whence came our forefathers…?” Nothing could be further from the truth – not that the facts matter much in their efforts to further “La Raza” – or The Race. Using racially-charged arguments to batter at the traditional guilt mentality of Americans, proponents of Aztlan aim to “reconquer” the Southwestern United States as their due. Apparently, they fail to understand that the tribes of present-day Mexico never inhabited the Southwest U.S., nor for the most part did Mexicans themselves – it was mostly open land [frontier] except for northern Native Americans (as you will see below). Continue reading

Men and Shopping

Mitch our oldest grandson is spending the week with us; he is going to Be Picking Up Sticks. After the last hurricane TheMasterOfTheUniverse decreed that this is a perfect job for his grandkids.This is a job all kids hate to do.

Mitch arrived and after a brief moment of cat, dog wrestling and some hugging, he wandered over to the fridge.
Inspecting a refrigerator full of food, he looked at me and said ” Nana theirs nothing to eat.” Huh? I mentally ran through what’s in the fridge, and offered a couple of choices.

TheMasterOfTheUniverse, sighed like an Irish fishwife, and picked up his keys. He announced that he doesn’t grocery shop, it’s not his job.
I gently pointed out that he hasn’t been in a grocery store in three years so it would be good for him.

Two hours, several hundred dollars, and a trip to Burger King later they returned.

I watched as they hauled several large bags into the pantry; heave them into the freezer without unpacking the bags.
I watched the freezer door slam.

They forgot the dish soap.

At least I didnt ask for shampoo….

Interviews

For a grin to start your day, week, life, whatever!
Run don’t walk for all you ever wanted to know about Yaks!
Please visit Basils Blog and check out the Interviews.
Our favorite furry RandomYak had a very funny interview..
And I admit in spite of having started to send a question or two in, cause
I misread the deadline I was distracted by
all the computer problems.

Lyn Perry from Bloggin’ Outloud, is going to be interviewed offered for sacrifice soon, and honest
I’ll try to actually mail the questions to Basil.Lyn glad to see you posting again!

Ummm.. I am on the list somewhen/somewhere…
Should be fun!