Home is the sailor from the sea

Home is the sailor, home from sea
Her far-borne canvas furled
The ship pours shining on the quay
The plunder of the world.

Home is the hunter from the hill
Fast in the boundless snare
All flesh lies taken at his will
And every fowl of air.

'Tis evening on the moorland free,
The starlit wave is still
Home is the sailor from the sea,
The hunter from the hill.

-- A.E. Housman


RIP Chris Kyle. Your bride spoke of you in words that were remarkable. May God bless her and your children in the hard time.

We have a land full of broken warriors that we need to help. Chris Kyle understood the need. I hope we rise up to his admonition and courage.

Posted by: Dave In Texas at 04:42 PM



Comments

1 rip Chis Kyle

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work & a member of NRA at February 11, 2013 04:43 PM (UzY5b)

2
Amen, Dave.

Posted by: Jaws at February 11, 2013 04:44 PM (4I3Uo)

3 Thanks. Still a few that have not bowed the knee.

Posted by: AE at February 11, 2013 04:46 PM (HYceo)

4 Sad day. RIP sir.


Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 11, 2013 04:47 PM (4Mv1T)

5 A true American Hero and Patriot. He will be missed.

Posted by: Sponge at February 11, 2013 04:48 PM (xmcEQ)

6 If you missed the end of the service, you missed taps followed by a lot of bagpipes.


The CBS news channel that JohnE posted said after the service was over that he will be buried in Austin tomorrow....furthest funeral procession in TX history. And they expected most parts of the route, down 35E, will have people on the overpasses.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 04:48 PM (X6akg)

7 The precession is going to be HUGE, that's for sure.

Posted by: Sponge at February 11, 2013 04:49 PM (xmcEQ)

8 Now.... go read the Esquire piece in the sidebar....

The best and brightest... protect us all from the Barbarians who wish to destroy our way of life... andthen our Government then throws them into the dustbin of history... there to be neglected, and forgoten... while idiots who play games, or mouth other peoples words in front of the cameras, get rich.

When those who Talk about somthing, are more succesful in a Society than those who DO somthing... that soceity is, IMO, doomed.... Darwin applies to societys, not just animals.

Posted by: Romeo13......... at February 11, 2013 04:55 PM (lZBBB)

9 RIP Chis Kyle

Here's a collection of tweets and pictures over at twichy. Get ready for the allergies to act up again.

http://tinyurl.com/aezs64b

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 11, 2013 04:55 PM (81UWZ)

10 We have a land full of broken warriors that we need to help.
================
If you mean from the government, then no, they will not get the help they need.

Not from the government that broke them.

But, from you and I.

They don't vote for or support Democrats. So, they don't count. Murderers and rapists bombing whole villages when the President is a Republican; invisible when the President is a Democrat.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 11, 2013 04:56 PM (VjL9S)

11 Voyager:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGbBkq1Mfek


Posted by: JeanQueenie at February 11, 2013 04:57 PM (Gmp2Z)

12 Had my court date this morning. Needless to say, it didn't end well.

My life is over.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 04:57 PM (5UlAL)

13 Anyone seen any leftist twitter postings on this? Probably too disgusting to put on this particular thread anyway.

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 04:59 PM (drE9i)

14 The best and brightest... protect us all from the
Barbarians who wish to destroy our way of life... andthen our Government
then throws them into the dustbin of history... there to be neglected,
and forgoten... while idiots who play games, or mouth other peoples
words in front of the cameras, get rich.



When those who Talk about somthing, are more succesful in a Society
than those who DO somthing... that soceity is, IMO, doomed.... Darwin
applies to societys, not just animals.

Posted by: Romeo13......... at February 11, 2013 04:55 PM (lZBBB)



This is why they're winning. We're losing because society doesn't give a shit anymore. Free shit and video games and new American Idol's every year. That's IT.

Posted by: Sponge at February 11, 2013 04:59 PM (xmcEQ)

15 My life is over.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 04:57 PM (5UlAL)


Keep calm and chive on, my friend.

Posted by: Sponge at February 11, 2013 05:00 PM (xmcEQ)

16 So what happen to the fucker that shot them?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 11, 2013 05:01 PM (wR+pz)

17 Soona--we can imagine what sh*t they're spewing. Don't care what they say/think/tw*t/whatevs.

Posted by: JeanQueenie at February 11, 2013 05:01 PM (Gmp2Z)

18 12
Had my court date this morning. Needless to say, it didn't end well.



My life is over.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 04:57 PM (5UlAL)


Chris Kyles' life is over.

You've hit a big bump in the road....we all hit them. You'll get through it.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 05:03 PM (X6akg)

19 Dave in Texas,

Nice choice of poetry.

Well done, as usual.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2013 05:03 PM (GsoHv)

20 So what happen to the fucker that shot them?


Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 11, 2013 05:01 PM (wR+pz)


He's currently being held in a Tx jail with a pretty large bond and causing trouble.

He'll get a psych eval and probably get a mental hospital for a while.

Posted by: Sponge at February 11, 2013 05:04 PM (xmcEQ)

21 I had Beck on this am, he said SCOAMF
wasn't going to the service. The president
should go to a hero's memorial service, but not
TFG.
I am sure family wouldn't want him.

RIP!

Posted by: CarolT at February 11, 2013 05:05 PM (bZKG0)

22 I just got back from the memorial service. It was powerful.

Posted by: El Cid at February 11, 2013 05:06 PM (IvvrO)

23
Taken from us too soon, by a senseless act...

Rest in peace, Chris Kyle.

http://youtu.be/cEESghP3ZGo

'Go Rest High On That Mountain' by Vince Gill, with Alison Kraus and Ricky Skaggs.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 05:06 PM (w27/Q)

24

Joffen, half your problem is this "my life is over" attitude of yours.

Yep things suck. But its not like you (or someone you love) just got dignosed with luekemia or whatever.

In the grand scheme of things, you really haven't suffered any real loss.

Things didnt work out. You're miserable. But you're not even 30 years old. All of this shall pass when you accept what has happened and get on with on your life.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 11, 2013 05:08 PM (Fely/)

25 22 I just got back from the memorial service. It was powerful.

Saw it on streaming video....yeah, it was powerful.
I'm sure even moreso, in person.

Was it a huge crowd?

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 05:09 PM (w27/Q)

26 Joffen, buck up. Here's where you should be.



http://tinyurl.com/2crpkg

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 11, 2013 05:11 PM (wR+pz)

27 I bawled my eyes out when Taya and Chris' brother stepped up to the podium.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 05:16 PM (UOM48)

28 Beck's Mercury co. is collecting money for Chris' family. They're up to about $500,000 now.

And that evil bastard Jesse Ventura is going to sue Chris' widow.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 05:17 PM (UOM48)

29 Now that I have done such a bang up job on debt reduction, I am going to focus like a Mother FUckin LAYZOR on JOBS!

Also, I taught al gore everything he knows about the internet, so Al Gore didnt build that...I made that happen.

Ahahaha...I am destroying the dreatest country in the history of the world...AHAHAHAHAHA....THATS RIGHT BITCHES!

Posted by: Barack Insane Mother Fucker that believes his own press Obama at February 11, 2013 05:17 PM (+OTLF)

30 'Go Rest High On That Mountain' by Vince Gill, with Alison Kraus and Ricky Skaggs.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 05:06 PM (w27/Q)


What a beautiful song....I never heard it before wheatie. Thank you.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 05:18 PM (X6akg)

31 Requiescat in pace, sailor.

Posted by: Stewed Hamm at February 11, 2013 05:19 PM (PqbL1)

32 Posted by: Barack Insane Mother Fucker that believes his own press Obama at February 11, 2013 05:17 PM (+OTLF)




At any point typing that out did you contemplate, even for a second, that maybe this wasn't the thread to post it on?



Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 05:21 PM (X6akg)

33 Beck said Chris' family probably wouldn't want the SCOAMF in attendance. If I were in Taya's shoes I sure as hell wouldn't.

TFG isn't worthy to lick Chris Kyle's boots.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 05:21 PM (UOM48)

34 And that evil bastard Jesse Ventura is going to sue Chris' widow.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 05:17 PM (UOM4

I won't worry about that. You can not sue a dead man. He has no case against the estate. You have the right to defend yourself in court, dead folks can't do that.Unless he already has a judgement, he is SOL.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 11, 2013 05:22 PM (wR+pz)

35 30 What a beautiful song....I never heard it before wheatie. Thank you.

You're welcome, Tami.
It seemed appropriate...and I am still a bit too choked up for words.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 05:22 PM (w27/Q)

36 Ace woke up and posted some nonsense about British TV.

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 11, 2013 05:23 PM (wR+pz)

37 Thousands of Texans will stand in the rain lining the roads and overpasses for 200 miles tomorrow to honor Chris Kyle. This is the country I want.

Posted by: Jaws at February 11, 2013 05:24 PM (4I3Uo)

38 Everyone needs to read Chris' book, "American Sniper." It is excellent, a real page turner.

I'm going to finish it tonight.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 05:25 PM (UOM48)

39 36
Ace woke up and posted some nonsense about British TV.


Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 11, 2013 05:23 PM (wR+pz)

sigh.....

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 05:25 PM (X6akg)

40 Chris Kyle. American Badass.


Legends Never Die.




And seriously people, take notice and think before posting.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at February 11, 2013 05:26 PM (GEICT)

41 37
Thousands of Texans will stand in the rain lining the roads and
overpasses for 200 miles tomorrow to honor Chris Kyle. This is the
country I want.

Posted by: Jaws at February 11, 2013 05:24 PM (4I3Uo

They did that here for a young Marine killed in Afghanistan. People literally lined the road for miles and miles, all the way from the airport.


You're right. This is the country I want.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 05:26 PM (UOM48)

42 He has no case against the estate. You have the right to defend yourself in court, dead folks can't do that.>>

You may be right but Ventura's lawyer seems to think there is something more he can do. (see second to last paragraph in the link) But a man of honor (even if he was right) would STFU and leave the family alone to grieve. Pineapple Ventura some sideways assembly required

http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/02/05/jesse-ventura-glenn-beck/

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 11, 2013 05:28 PM (81UWZ)

43 @42

The lawyer is an idiot. Unless you have a judgement in place he has no fucking case.

The is not a Mormon court, where you baptist dead people, you can not convict a person of anything when they are dead

You can not get a summary judgement, you can get nothing. This might be a shake down. Listen we'll go away for something, or you spend something to get it dismissed.

I think two things would happen it that was tried. First, the court would award the widow attorney's fees, and second, the state where the lawyer was licensed would disbar him.


Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at February 11, 2013 05:37 PM (wR+pz)

44 I highly recommend the article on "The Shooter" - the Seal that shot bin Laden. It talks about all aspects of his experience (recruitment, training, combat, "the community", and the difficulties of leaving the service and finding it difficult to get back into private life). These guys are really amazing. To bad we can't do more for them.

Posted by: Mark at February 11, 2013 05:53 PM (PcU4h)

45 And that evil bastard Jesse Ventura is going to sue Chris' widow.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 05:17 PM (UOM4
Jesse "The Anus" Ventura is a person of cocksucking and an all around piece of shit.

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at February 11, 2013 05:58 PM (KSjsb)

46 I read the Shooter article. It is a disgrace that this man does not have insurance, pension or anything given his extraordinary service. (And not just him, all military, and especially special forces). He virtually single handedly got O re-elected and O is doing nothing to ensure he's taken care of? I wish I was surprised. I hope GWB reads about him and makes an effort to see that at least the participants of that particular mission get what they rightly deserve.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 06:12 PM (F3s39)

47 Can I be frank? Depression is an illness. Like cancer. Just like cancer, depression has no cure. Just treatment. Sometimes the treatment works. Sometimes it doesn't. Are people cowards if they succumb to cancer? No. Then why is someone a coward if they succumb to depression?

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 06:23 PM (5UlAL)

48 I didn't fucking choose this. God, I have a daughter for fucks sake. Its not a fucking choice.

Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 06:25 PM (5UlAL)

49 Joffen I am sympathetic but I'm not sure people on this blog know how to deal with what you're going through (I don't). Do you have a doctor or someone in real life you can talk to?

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 06:35 PM (F3s39)

50 ((joffen)) just remember it gets better...it may not seem like it does but it does.....hang in there

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2013 06:43 PM (GVxQo)

51 Joffen, you have many people here who truly care about you. As someone who survived a brutal (physical and emotionally-abusive) first marriage, and dealt with severe depression during that time and after the divorce, I can tell you there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

I've been where you are (minus a child). Please hang in there and see someone.

You owe yourself and your daughter that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 06:46 PM (UOM48)

52 12 Had my court date this morning. Needless to say, it didn't end well.

My life is over.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 04:57 PM (5UlAL)

_______________


What you are experiencing right now--us a huge stress factor.

Pair that with this comment--

*****

47 Can I be frank? Depression is an illness. Like cancer. Just like cancer, depression has no cure. Just treatment. Sometimes the treatment works. Sometimes it doesn't. Are people cowards if they succumb to cancer? No. Then why is someone a coward if they succumb to depression?
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 06:23 PM (5UlAL)

*****

If you have --and that's a big *if* the illness of depression--given the stressor of your current situation--that is aggravating the situation--or your state of mind.

Anyone having to cart the procedure of going to family court over the elfin' holidays would have a tough time of it.

Any one.

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 06:58 PM (r2PLg)

53 Anyone having to start the procedure of going to family court over the effin' holidays would have a tough time of it.

_______________

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 06:59 PM (r2PLg)

54 We're here for you to vent, Joffen.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:00 PM (UOM48)

55 48 I didn't fucking choose this. God, I have a daughter for fucks sake. Its not a fucking choice.
Posted by: Joffen, fucking sunshine patriot at February 11, 2013 06:25 PM (5UlAL)

____________

You do have a choice in how you handle it.

And you better get other parts of your thinking in control. I can see both of them debating...

Id, ego and super-ego are the three parts of the psychic apparatus defined in Sigmund Freud's structural model of the psyche; they are the three theoretical constructs in terms of whose activity and interaction mental life is described. According to this model of the psyche, the id is the set of uncoordinated instinctual trends; the ego is the organized, realistic part; and the super-ego plays the critical and moralizing role.[1] The super-ego can stop you from doing certain things that your id may want you to do.[2]

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 07:02 PM (r2PLg)

56 54 We're here for you to vent, Joffen.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 07:00 PM (UOM4

_____________

btw--Thanks for the heads up in the other thread.

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 07:02 PM (r2PLg)

57 You are going to have to do the day by da y thing again.

Or hour by hour.

I think it was--jwest that recommended that you keep the opening or prospect of a review later.

So with that in mind--think of the long term try to balance that out with your short term reasoning.

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 07:05 PM (r2PLg)

58 From the Navy Hymn for SEALs:

Eternal Father, faithful friend,Be swift to answer those we sendIn brotherhood and urgent trustOn hidden missions dangerousO hear us when we cry to TheeFor SEALs in air, on land, and sea

Posted by: Captain Ned at February 11, 2013 07:06 PM (i+Fm3)

59 I'm going to monitor this thread about every half hour--till about 6 pm Pacific.

Posted by: tasker at February 11, 2013 07:06 PM (r2PLg)

60 joffen....things don't always go the way we want or the way they should....your life is not over...it's just suffering a set back...this is the time to take a deep breath and remain calm....not react impulsively....things get better....and what seems like the worst time in your life one second can turn around the next second ....i know you are hurting....everyone hurts Joffen for different reasons but don't give into it....don't let the crap win...hugs joffen and prayers...

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2013 07:16 PM (GVxQo)

61 When there is something real to be depressed about - depression is the proper response - it passes over time and with changes in circumstances.

Depression as a disease is when there is depression without the external cause - or when there is depression far in excess of what is appropriate for the external circumstances.

Posted by: An Observation at February 11, 2013 07:21 PM (ylhEn)

62 Joffen - daughters need dads. Fathers are everywhere, but....daughters need dads. Hang in there buddy.

Posted by: Hillarity at February 11, 2013 07:43 PM (lIh1y)

63 Joffen, as a dad of daughters, unremarkable, just sayin, let's talk.

Email me at gooberintexes at the gmail dot thing.

All my best to you.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at February 11, 2013 08:04 PM (pUqSw)

64 joffen we are all here for you buddy.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 11, 2013 08:05 PM (GVxQo)

65 Joffen, I am sending prayers your way.

Depression can do terrible things to you if you let it. Please don't let it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2013 08:09 PM (TLezx)

66 Joffrey, family court is stacked against you, as a guy. The chance of good outcome are very limited, if your lawyer didn'trepare you for that he or she is an idiot.

Are you spending a few days in the cooler for contempt, no, then it could have gone worse.

You have to organize for the long war, first to fight for every inch the court will give you - and more importantly to use every crack in their bullshit to ensure your daughter knows she can rely on you.

I have an uncle, his wife got complete custody and the house, despite 1) cheating on him, 2) using coke, 3) being on powerful psycho drugs - she couldn't keep a job, keep the house warm, etc. He bought a lot down the street, put a trailer on it, moved in, and made sure his girls had food, clothing, safe harbor, etc. every day until they went to college. He had to fight for every inch, I think he picked up a PI license along the way.

Posted by: Jean at February 11, 2013 08:16 PM (gKGI0)

67 Texas, and authentic America, loves Chris Kyle. Even if some in Washington City don't.

Posted by: EROWMER at February 11, 2013 08:34 PM (kxlCQ)

68
We love you, Chris. Rest in Peace, brave warrior.

Posted by: Kelly at February 11, 2013 09:16 PM (oEfom)

69 Thank you to everyone at AoSHQ

Posted by: Laura Walker at February 11, 2013 10:36 PM (UdWas)

70 God bless Chris Kyle.... Help us god....


Posted by: Franklin at February 11, 2013 11:03 PM (Ferl1)






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