Happy Columbus Day!

While leftists are decrying Christopher Columbus as his century’s Hitler, rational people can celebrate the man who discovered America, even with his faults.

Irrational people, however, will be spending the day vandalizing and destroying statues erected in Columbus’ likeness, and probably assaulting cops.

Violent left-wing anarchists have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues this coming Monday.

Five Christopher Columbus statues have already been vandalized in New York City in recent weeks, according to Far Left Watch. In one case last month, vandals defaced a “larger-than-life” statue of Columbus in Central Park, leaving blood-red paint on his hands, and scrawled, “Hate will not be tolerated” and “#SomethingsComing” on its pedestal.

What is coming appears to be a coordinated campaign to destroy monuments all across the country on Columbus Day.

Fear not, the statues of Vladimir Lenin in Atlantic City, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Seattle are completely safe from the Antifa thugs.

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Happy Labor Day, Comrades!

Today is Labor Day, a bullsh*t holiday created to appease union goons. More importantly, it signals the unofficial end of summer, which means my kids will soon be returning to school, freeing up my computer and PlayStation 4 for some quality time with dad.

It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer in the United States.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday.

In a rare quirk of the schedule, I am actually off today, so I can lie around the house and make the kids bring me beer. Enjoy the holiday, everyone!

Happy Birthday, Kevin!

After a stressful, injury-laden year, I am officially on summer vacation. It’s only an eight-day break, but one I desperately needed. The good news is since I am on vacation, I have tuned out from life, news, and anything work-related.

The bad news is I forgot one of my best friend’s birthday.

Yesterday was my friend Kevin’s birthday. He is my son Kevin’s godfather, and was gracious enough to host us at his home in Arizona last year. Kevin is one of my oldest friends, and a guy who accepts me and my many faults.

Since I’m on autopilot, I forgot a birthday post, so hopefully this will make it up to him.

Happy birthday, Kev! Sorry about the lateness.

Let Freedom Ring!

Today, the United States celebrates its independence from the tyranny of Britain’s King George III. The great men who signed the Declaration of Independence were committing treason with the act, and had the colonies lost the war, they all would have been hanged.

It took great bravery for the founders to risk their lives for this fledgling country. They were outnumbered and outgunned by the greatest infantry and naval forces on Earth. Victory was not just uncertain; it was doubtful.

Yet the United States of America prevailed, and in the two hundred forty-one years since, America has continued to do so. We defeated tyranny, communism, fascism, and nazism, and will defeat every threat facing us because America – and every American – is exceptional.

We are the embodiment of freedom, and we will defend it here and across the globe. America, f**k yeah!

Remember Their Sacrifice

Today is Memorial Day, a day where most Americans celebrate the official launch of summer.

Sadly, many Americans cannot celebrate with a barbecue or a trip to the shore, because they gave their lives keeping this country safe and secure. Please keep these heroes in your hearts today, and silently thank them for their sacrifice. Always remember freedom isn’t free

“One’s country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.”President Ronald Reagan, 1984.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Here’s wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Mrs. Earp, and all the mothers out there.

You ladies perform a thankless, stress-filled job while being overpowered by whiny children, dirty laundry, and husbands who usually forget Mother’s Day.

(Or put up a lame blog post in lieu of a gift.)

Old Yeller

Today is Earth Day. As it happens, it is also my birthday; or possibly my bEarthday. I have taken yet another miserable, trudging step toward fifty. Since I rarely promote this loathsome event – and since no one remembers it anyway – I’ve decided to give myself a few gifts. Namely, more fabulous babes!

The phrase, “blondes, brunettes, and redheads” is inverted from my point of view. Redheads FTW!

As is the case every year, I am gleefully at my desk today, instead of home lying around in my underwear.

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He Is Risen!

Today is Easter, the holiest day of the Christian calendar.

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.

In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words. – Luke 24: 1-8

I hope you all have a happy, healthy, peaceful day.

Happy Birthday Kari!

Today is my good friend Kari’s birthday!

You may know Kari from her blog, but my family knows her as my friend Kevin’s wife, our lovely Arizona hostess, and one fantastic Marine mom.

Kari and I helped each other through some terrible times; most notably during Kevin’s heart surgery. She is a decent, kind-hearted woman who not only treats the wife and I very well, but treats our children like gold. She is a member of our family, and my son Kevin’s godmother.

We don’t know what we would do without her.

In celebration of her special day, I’ve added a few photos of her favorite guy – New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist – below the fold.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today is Saint Patrick’s Day; an opportunity for those of Irish descent – and those faking Irish descent – to attend parades, eat nasty meals, and drink until they literally urinate themselves.

In case you have not picked up on the hints, I am not very fond of my Irish roots.

However, I am fond of redheads, Irish accents, Guinness beer, and redheads. Did I mention redheads?

If today is your holiday of choice, have a terrific time. That said, remember this is St. Patrick’s Day… on a Friday. The drunkards will be out in droves, so if you’re drinking, pick a designated driver.

If you are the designated driver, watch out for other drunken idiots on the highways and byways.

Sláinte!