Thursday, December 31, 2009

Most Unnecessary Auto Accessory

I spotted a Smart Car with a radar detector on the dash... If nothing else I commend the driver on his optimism.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fenix L0D

One of the more interesting pieces of gear that has seen a lot of use lately here in Greenwoodistan is the Fenix L0D flashlight. For many years I carried a Mini-Maglight single AAA cell flashlight on my key chain, however lately I decided to upgrade my daily carry light to something a little more substantial. The Fenix throws out three light levels, in order the light turns on, medium, low, and high. The high setting rivals my Surefire E2E for light brightness. In addition, the Fenix has settings that blast SOS in Morse code and a strobe light in high settings.

Granted I put down $33 on my Fenix as opposed to the roughly $6 spent on a Mini-Maglite. The Lithium batteries the Fenix likes also run roughly twice what the normal alkaline batteries cost, however the cost is most definitely worth it for the added light and versatility of the Fenix. My Fenix has held up fine in the course of a year's use and still looks nearly new, as witnessed by these photos. I can recommend it highly.

Hang in there Rush

We have just heard reports that El Rushbo was taken to the hospital suspected of having a heart attack. If these reports are true, our thoughts and prayers are with The Most Dangerous Man in America and we trust that he will be with us to remain America's Anchorman until everyone does agree with him. Hang in there Mr. Rush, we're pulling for ya.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Day of Infamy

Since no one else seems to remember, lets recall that today is the 68th anniversary of the cowardly Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I know its been nearly seven decades, and I know we really showed them what it means to wake a sleeping giant, but you still won't catch me even glancing at a Jap car. Remember Pearl Harbor.

New Stuff

RF Wakefield was never intended just as a rant zone, we will be providing, from time to time, some information from our contributors. One new addition will be the review of the various equipment and tools that we use here in the Greenwood Bunker on a regular basis. Stay tuned for the first of several long-term reviews of the daily gear that finds regular use deep behind enemy lines.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Back From The Abyss

Just back from an extended period away and preoccupied, many things to discuss, but all in due time.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Reading List

I can recommend the following those who would like something of an education beyond what they might have been taught in school systems more inclined to indoctrination that the pursuit of truth, at least in terms of public affairs:

1) The Constitution and Declaration of Independence: To incline us to remember our founding principals.

2) The Federalist Papers: To help us remember that even those principals we hold most dear were a subject of debate.

3) The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli: To remind us of how the foreign world works, and will treat us.

4) Shelby Foote's Civil War series, all 3 volumes: To recall the horror of a time we can hope to never revisit.

5) History of the English Speaking Peoples - Winston Churchill: To ground us in our cultural heritage.

6) The Lucifer Principle - Howard Bloom: a shocking reminder of just how human we are

7) The Peloponnesian War - Thyucidides: More reminders of just how men will act

8) Why We Fight - Bill Bennett: Moral clarity on why we ought to fight

9) The Case for Democracy - Natan Sharansky: even more moral clarity.

10 FM 21-76 Survival: USG field manual on surviving bad stuff, never bad to know.

Shot Over the Bow

Listening to Mr. Savage speak of President Obama's "bow" to the grandson of Hirohito, the Emperor of Japan bring back some memories.

Not just of the famous Obama bow to the Saudi king...

Bowing has since ancient times been a sign of fealty, or submission. For example, the term "kowtow" refers to a type of crawling on the dirt that was once required before any foreign ambassador approached the Chinese Emperor. British ambassadors would refuse to "kowtow" to the Chinese sovereign since that would place their own king in a lower stature. Americans have earned a right never to bow to any man, as the British learned to their detriment.

Why would the President of the United States, without question the most powerful man on earth, bow to anyone? That is a question open to debate.

Morning in Wakefield

Welcome to a new day, a new forum for the fervent exercise of the First Amendment. We have no objective but the promotion of the republican values of faith, family, and most especially, freedom. In a world that seems gone insane we hope to be a calming voice in the storm, harkening back to the principals and ideals of our forefathers... More to come