Martial Arts in the U.S. Have Changed a Lot

I was heavily involved in martial arts in the 1990s. Having had no access at all to martial arts in high school, I had just finished a career as a wrestler through the 80’s. I started training in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taiji in college, before being introduced to wonderful style called Hwarang-Do by a […]

Conversations with Socialists 1NOV15

Him: “There seems to be a consensus that giving to the poor is great, but “stealing” others’ money to do so isn’t.” Me: That should be obvious to anyone with a brain. Him: “So welfare for those in need is corrupt and anti-Christian,” Me: If it is funded by money taken by force, yes. On […]

Movie Review: The Delta Force (1986)

First, let me be honest: while I have immense respect for Chuck Norris as a person, I usually find his cinematic enterprises entirely unwatchable.  He simply does not engage me as an actor. That being said, and given the fact that “The Delta Force” is Golan-Globus production (a group known more for their volume of […]

Marine Corps Sling

Unfortunately, it has been too many years since I’ve seen one live and up-close. Can anybody still in the USMC/Navy tell me if this looks like J-hook style sling used in rifle qualification? I’m getting tired of the Army-style sling and I want to put my own on the next time I qualify: http://www.charleyssurplus.com/army_military_field_gear/slings/M16A2%20SLING

Godzilla (spoilers)

Well, God knows that I have weightier things to write about, but I’ve been run pretty ragged the last few months. Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to watch the new Godzilla movie. First, the previews: —Maleficent. Post-modern deconstructionist crap. I will not be wasting any money on it, in any venue. –There is […]