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Fortune Cookie Wisdom

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We will soon find out.Apparently it’s an Oscar Wilde quote.
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Not a bad spot to be. Sandbridge, VA

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The Threat of Lone Wolf Attacks

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How many “lone wolves” does it take to make a pack? The lack of a direct connection to organized terror does not lessen the real threat to America. “He acted alone” is just further misdirection from the left.
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Another Run at the IPDA Classifier

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Most people don’t do “tests” for fun, but I opted to shoot the IDPA Classifier at Rivanna last weekend. Since I had just participated in the West Virginia State IDPA match a couple weeks ago, and that counts towards the yearly classification requiremen…

Changes at Spencer Devon Brewing

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Last week, Spencer Devon Brewing announced an upcoming, and major, staff change at the Fredericksburg brewpub.Legume is coming to downtown Fredericksburg and is going to support our vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian friends; which is awesome. What isn’…

Lies and Deception

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The left loves misdirection. They are artists in deception, and they will gleefully revel in the blood of innocent Americans as long as they can promote their agenda of opression. Take for example this email from the Senator from Virginia, Tim Kaine……

Father’s Day Porch Sitting

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After Mass on Sunday, we drove out to Orange, VA for brunch at The Light Well. Coincidently, this was the same place Colleen and I enjoyed lunch on Mother’s Day. The Light Well offers breakfast and lunch foods, along with a small but decent craft beer …

Father’s Day

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Just a suggestion for today’s activities.Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. Cheers!
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Five O’Clock Friday: Whisky Truck

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Most sensible proposal I’ve seen all week.Have a fun weekend, no matter where, or how, your refreshment is provided.
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Earlier this week, I was faced with this comment in an online forum:

“If I had to defend myself, I would not be able to and that does not bother me in the least.”

I think it actually caused me physical pain to read that comment. How can a person have such little regard for their own life, or the lives of their loved ones, as to be comfortable with accepting their own rape or murder? I feel more sorry for any children who might be in this person’s care than I do for them. Not everyone can, or should, carry a weapon for self-defense. But everyone should care about their loved one’s safety, if not their own.

In the recent Orlando terrorist attack, the victims waited three hours to be rescued. We now know the jihadi took time to make phone calls to friends, he also stopped to wash his hands and even clean his gun!!!! Yet no one in the night club stepped up in their own defense, they simply waited. The killer was greatly outnumbered, he was often distracted. There’s a reason a group of street thugs will approach their victim from opposite directions at the same time. You can’t watch in two directions at once. This isn’t meant to blame the victims or play Monday morning quarterback. I’m pointing out a mindset that has become so predominant in this country.

Americans today are brainwashed to think that must obey direction from any authority figure, without question. (And the jihadi with the gun IS an authority figure.) Americans are taught that someone else will save them. Federal and local government agencies, school systems, all teach “cower in place” as a defensive technique. People are trained to mindlessly do what they are told by people who want to kill them. I’ve lost count of the number of security videos I’ve watched where a criminal holding someone at gunpoint will actually turn his back, or set the gun down and start grabbing money from a cash register, and the victim just stands there, even when next to an exit. It’s pathetic conditioning promoted by the leftist leadership; progressives savor mindless cooperation. And it creates victims.

A gun in the criminal’s hand is a dangerous weapon. That’s why a gun in the hand of a competent law-abiding citizen is the best defense. People need to plan, and train, before they face the need to defend themselves. Unless you have decided in advance that you will not go quietly, you will indeed go quietly.

I often think that Colonel Jeff Cooper’s “Principles of Personal Defense” should be required reading in schools. I re-read it frequently. The wake up call has already come. How will you answer?

I’m even willing to help you get started.

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Blue Mountain Beer Dinner

On Tuesday evening we enjoyed a beer and food pairing with Blue Mountain Brewery at Capital Ale House. The beers were not ones that are usually available at the restaurant, and the food dishes were specially created for the event as well.The MenuHors d…


Stealing the Flying Dog Glass

Tuesday evening the Flying Dog RV was spotted outside Capital Ale House. The occasion was a Flying Dog “Steal the Glass” night, featuring four Flying Dog beers served in an attractive etched glass. How could we resist going in?The four beers featu…


Isley Beer & Cheese Pairing

Thursday evening Capital Ale House set out a Cheese & Beer pairing featuring Isley Brewing Company. Three Isley Beers were paired up with three cheeses; Tall, Dark and Hopsome Black IPA with Lusk Gouda, Off the Boulevard Irish Red Ale with McClure …


Weihenstephan Steal the Glass Night

The beers of Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany were featured for this week’s Steal the Glass event at Capital Ale House. Six different beers were on tap. Fans were able to order any of the six in a tall Weihenstephan glass, or try a flight of small tast…


12th Annual Blue & Gray Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg’s original Oktoberfest celebration is happening this Friday and Saturday at Blue & Gray Brewery. This is the twelfth year for this popular event.The event kicks off Friday, September 19 at 5:00PM with the traditional keg-tapping…


Rappahannock Political Forum 09

Local bloggers are coming to the rescue of local politics again this year in the form of the Bloggers Forum 09. Yours truly is one of several panel members participating in this event to showcase those running for Stafford and Spotsylvania VA superrvisor positions. For more info, click the banner to the right of the […]


Local Bloggers Pass 4,000 Posts!

Today marks a milestone of sorts. Actually it’s more of a surprise. I was checking some stats and has logged more than 4000 posts from local Fredericksburg, VA area bloggers. Way to go team! As we grow together, I’m working on changes to the website to group blogs.  You’ll all still end up in […]


City Taxes Going UP-UP-UP

For those of you that vote in Fredericksburg VA, here’s who you can thank for higher real estate taxes. Councilwoman Greenlaw made the final motion to raise the rate to $0.705 of every $100. That’s almost 26% percent. It was seconded by Vice-Mayor Devine. Councilman Kelly put forward an alternative $.68 of every $100. It […]


A few blog changes

First, a new addition. is a photographic view of Fredericksburg, with a bit of history about those places appearing in the shots. Death of a blog, that’s what happens when things start getting out of hand when ‘friends’ take posts in a direction not intended.  Of course I’m talking about the Fred Vegas Chronicles.  Fredericksburg’s very […]


Kindle Mania! Fredericksburg Hits the Big Time

Now get the area’s hottest news delivered direct to your Amazon Kindle! tries to bring together a diverse set of blogging content, and it is now available in more formats than ever. Hopefully they will drop the price to make getting the local inside story more affordable.