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Über vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.

Ragnar Reports: Another Tradition Down the Shitter?

Our man Ragnar weighed in by email today, reporting that, „Rats evidently are no longer compelled to salute Jackson statue.“ He added that he’s trying to confirm. Can anyone yea-or-nay this?

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Gun-Day Monday: Marine Reunited With His World War II Rifle

THIS. Is. A. GREAT. Story. Sadly, there are „men“ in the U.S. today who won’t understand this article. They’ve never heard the bang nor felt the kick, nor the quickened pulse on the qualification range during the rapid fire string, … Weiterlesen

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Happy Birthday, VMI!

178 years old, today. I never paused to think about it, but I was around to see the 150th, and it’s not out of the question that I’ll see the bicentennial. Go celebrate.

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Happy Birthday, Marines! And here’s an appropriate birthday present for all Marines– „Court Overturns Marine Sniper’s Conviction for Urinating on Dead Taliban Fighters“

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RTD: „VMI leaders say military college will keep Confederate statues“

That stalwart, DRM89, sent in this fine piece of defiant good news: „Leaders of Virginia Military Institute said Tuesday that the school will keep its Confederate statues and consider adding more historical context in the aftermath of last month’s violent … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter History, VMI | 1 Kommentar

9/11 2017

16 years on. Where do we stand? Never forget. And never forget Benghazi, either. *** (Help received: UK Daily Express.)

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„Both Lincoln and the Confederacy Were Awful“

An article here, not a long one, but one worth your time. Watch out for sacred cows, all of you, as you tread the passages. I find in it a validation of my own view, long formed, of what the … Weiterlesen

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„Navy Destroyer Collides With Building in Downtown Houston“


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Firearms Friday: Range Day!

Today was Range Day. My self, MDL, the Krampus, and Fez hit Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas; Wang and G-Tex couldn’t make it. 😦 A good time was had by all. I went simple, and brought only the M&P 15, … Weiterlesen

Veröffentlicht unter Arms and the Citizen, Readiness | 2 Kommentare

Lee Calls It

Humor. We need it. Go forth and conquer the day. (H/T to the Krampus.)

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