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About 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.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Lee Calls It

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

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Ezekiel’s Confederate Monument at Arlington Now Under Fire

Sad, but true. A great man is now being “othered.” (And we are too.)

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