VIDEO: “Come Hell Or High Water”

I received this video today via email and looked it on YouTube. This is from 2018, a city council hearing in Greensboro. It is fully applicable today.

This guy is terrific.

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13 Responses to VIDEO: “Come Hell Or High Water”

  1. Semper Gumby says:

    “The majority of the people in this city are law abiding…We’re going to keep our rights come Hell or high water!”

    Preach, brother, preach.

    Meanwhile, the slightly deranged but solid citizens at Black Rifle Coffee, in the spirit of the common good, provide their patented blend of inspiration (and an off-color phrase or two) and claim the following vehicle is street legal.

    Mount a Vulcan cannon to a Prius in 15 Easy Steps:

    https://coffeeordie.com/vulcan-on-a-prius/

    [BZ! You’ve convinced me to put Black Rifle Coffee on my wishlist… this from the guy who is affiliated with Mystic Monk. They are only building a medieval monastery. But a vulcan on a Prius!?! Moreover, you’ve created a new problem for me, with those multiple Gold Star For the Day contributions. First, you got your own custom version. Now, to indicate more than one award, I have to apply a gold star for the second. What’s next, a silver on a Gold?]

  2. Mary-Kathleen says:

    Mr. Mark Robinson is now the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor of North Carolina in the coming election. I wish him the best. That video is inspiring.
    https://www.markrobinsonfornc.com/

  3. LeeGilbert says:

    Was Ambrose even baptized when they pulled him out of the congregation to make him bishop of Milan? Just sayinn . . . . Any open sees in the vicinity? THIS is what I wish our bishops sounded like at any rate.
    It’s not surprising that the Republicans of North Carolina want to take him and make him lieutenant governor, and I note that Ambrose was governor of Milan. But if he were ordained, he would have the graced nature to stand up to our governors, in the spirit and voice with which they need to be opposed. Of course, this is impossible and a pipe dream. He is not “nice” enough to make it through a seminary, for one thing, nor would he have any patience with it. Nobody writing ternas would consider him or anyone like him for a second. More’s the pity.

    So the gov’t will shut us down any time they like and we will continue to be polite about it. We must be meekly obedient to secular authority even when they exercise it illegitimately. We have no one like him to defend us.

  4. xavier says:

    Father

    How about oak leaves, coffee mugs letter Z in different metals?

    xavier

    [Oak leaves are a kind of Army and Air Force thing, and Semper Gumby is pretty much on the Marines side. The 5/16 star seems right for him. But that coffee mug idea is pretty good!]

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    Fr. Z: Mystic Monk Coffee, Black Rifle Coffee and a Prius with a roof-mounted cannon is a winning combination…

    In the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the West Coast a team of hardy adventurers wearing cargo shorts and flip-flops, Starbuck’s cups brimming with Black Rifle Coffee, are driving a Prius with “surfboards” attached to the roof. Grinning and waving, they drive into the Warlord of CHAZ’s filthy encampment and turn MagicBus into a cheese grater.

    Then, that evening around the campfire as chunks of beef roast on a spit, their canteen cups are filled with Mystic Monk Coffee and they settle in as someone reads passages from the Summa.

    And that Benedictine monastery nearby in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, just visible in the twilight’s last gleaming? Well, just like medieval monasteries it has a fish pond for protein. Though, the monks’ fish are protected by sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.

    [Okay, you made me laugh out loud. kill.]

  6. NOCatholic says:

    A bad-ass Vulcan cannon? The Vulcan anti-aircraft gun I saw on an M-113 tracked APC, back in the day? A Vulcan that can fire off thousands of rounds a minute? On a little dinky Prius?

    That is insane! I expected that Prius to flip over from the recoil! LOL!

  7. GHP says:

    Semper Gumby sez: In the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the West Coast a team of hardy adventurers wearing cargo shorts and flip-flops, Starbuck’s cups brimming with Black Rifle Coffee, are driving a Prius with “surfboards” attached to the roof. Grinning and waving, they drive into the Warlord of CHAZ’s filthy encampment and turn MagicBus into a cheese grater.

    I love it when a plan comes together.
    – LTC Hannibal Smith

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsUFBm1uENs

  8. Semper Gumby says:

    “Semper Gumby is pretty much on the Marines side.”

    ‘Merica has two kinds of military: the Marine Corps and the other services. Let me explain. This is how each service secures a building for the night:

    The Army posts guards around the building. The Navy turns out the lights and locks the doors. The Coast Guard puts out a Welcome mat and hands out hot coffee and blankets. The Marines set out rolls of barbed wire and photos of Chesty Puller, dig a moat, improvise a weight room with sandbags and ammo cans, then spend the night yelling profanities at anyone approaching. The Air Force sets up a juice bar with free wi-fi.

  9. JustaSinner says:

    The Space Force just looks down and nukes itbfrom orbit!!!

  10. Imrahil says:

    Which means, dear Semper Gumby, that obviously the Army does the decent, sensible and probably successful thing.

    As we might have expected.

    Who walks there so late through the night dark and drear?
    The infantryman ’tis, w’th his whole locker to bear.

  11. WVC says:

    Flubbed the landing on the services description. The Air Force secures the building by obtaining a 5 year lease with 2 option years. Another acceptable answer would be “The Air Force changes the password on the WiFi router.”

    As far as Marines go, I think they’re great. The Navy never had a better infantry than the Marines. I will say though, that if you’ve got several hundred of them on your ship you better bribe the mess cook to hold back some snacks for you at MIDRATS, because come chow time the Marines descend upon the mess decks like a hoard of locusts, even in the middle of the night!

  12. Semper Gumby says:

    NOCatholic: That is an eye-opener. I think they got that Vulcan cannon off an old F-16. And shattered the Prius’ windshield at the first attempt to fire it.

    Imrahil: Good to hear from you, if I recall you mentioned in a comment a few months ago your infantry service in the Bundeswehr. Well done.

    Now, let’s see here…

    “Which means, dear Semper Gumby, that obviously the Army does the decent, sensible and probably successful thing.”

    Hmm… *scratches noggin*

    Ok…I think I see where you’re going with this. So, you’re saying that simply posting a few sentries…

    *scratches chin*

    Yes, yes, I think that would work too. Well done, Imrahil.

    “Who walks there so late through the night dark and drear?
    The infantryman ’tis, w’th his whole locker to bear.”

    Imrahil, the poet is probably not St. Therese of Lisieux, so I’m guessing Goethe or Kipling.

    GHP: Lt. Col. Smith is, of course, quoting Sun Tzu. But he’s smoking a cigar while quoting, which is ‘Merican, which is ok.

    WVC: Chow: Good. No Chow: Bad.

    Over the transom this morning I received messages of outrage: the Space Force was neglected in yesterday’s how-to-secure-a-building comment. Nay. I hear the first Space Force recruits aren’t graduating from Lackland AFB until December. Though, one could make a guess: The Space Force is on the roof crowded around a telescope, calculators and slide rules attached to their belts, in need of a PowerPoint class on how to lock a door.

  13. Semper Gumby says:

    JustaSinner: A photon torpedo should work, it fits on top of a Prius.

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