Saturday, July 4, 2009

On Independence Day: The Declaration of Independence

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My Friends,

On this, the most solemn and most joyous of days, I wish to you, one and all, peace, prosperity, and freedom!

The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
Prose Credit: Thomas Jefferson Founding Father

Read it my friends; read it with your children. Ponder what was meant and think about where we are going.

Best to you my fellow Americans!

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member: Bagram Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...

The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles

Albert Rasch,HunterThough he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Patriot and Big Game hunter Albert Rasch was actually a student of biology. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Your Daddy Kills Animals! Uhhh, yeah and?

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From the brilliant, and somewhat eccentric mind of Hubert Hubert, comes what I think is another incredible piece of journalism.

God the man is brilliant.

Eloquent, restrained, and so damned funny I may have to buy Depends or something!

This time Hubert takes a shot at PeTA and their child friendly comic "Your Daddy Kills Animals!"

PeTA's Educational Material

(Yet another sign that PeTA is completely out of control...)

Go see my man Hubert at Rabbit Stew.

You will laugh till you pee!!!


Don't say I didn't warn you...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Real Men Hunt

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I don't know why, but I am on a real tear. I've been hitting some of the animal rights blogs and really trying to get an intellectual conversation going. In some cases I have been treated with the same courtesy and respect I show them. Ms. Doris Lin's Blog and site has been polite and open. (She's an attorney, I don't hold it against her.) Some I have been ignored at, and others they just blow up and splatter themselves.
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But what I think is bugging me the most though is the lack of courage among so many of them. I mean really, is using a name and linking back to your site so frightening or am I so intimidating? I am really at the point of calling them to task on this. (I'm sooo mean.)

Recently, Anonymous #2 said I wasn't a real man. Quite frankly anonymous, look in your own pants before you point fingers.


Did you read that post carefully? Would you allow someone to show your child a disturbing movie? Or would you make your point with gentle and instructive guidance? Because it seems that you seem to think that it's ok for a PeTA supporter to traumatize a child with the horrific images I witnessed. If that is the case, then you need to...

I'm not sure what you would need, but I would start it with a good old fashioned ass whipping.

Now for a lesson in being a man, which I would happily give you at any time and place of your choosing:

Real men don't hide behind anonymous.

Real men master their fears.
Real men take it like a man.
Real men do not allow others to dictate to them.
Real men protect their families from any threat.
Real men give their children every opportunity to live safe and free from fear.
Real men protect the right of others to live without coercion.
Real men serve in the military, risk their lives, and protect everyone, even the ones they don't like.
Real men die for pukes like you. Not because we want to die, but because that is what we do.

Do you meet any of those qualifications?

I'm waiting.

Albert A Rasch
US Army Retired
Proud father of three, one also in the US Army.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mike Riddle and Native Hunt on SCI Radio

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Native Hunt Guided Hunts & Wildlife Tours

My very good friend Mike Riddle, owner and CEO of Native Hunt, was interviewed by Jerry Evens of Safari Club International Radio.
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World Class Accomodations

During a great and very informative interview, Mike talks about the wonderful opportunities on his 27,000 acres of property, including the Hi-Fence portions. He has world class accommodations, award winning chefs, and some of the best dove hunting on the west coast.

Image Credit: Native Hunt
Corsican Ram

Wild exotic game that is available include Eurasian Wild Boars, Corsican Rams, and Gold Medal Fallow Deer.

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Wild Eurasian Boar

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Fallow Deer

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Mike and his Guides

Having met Mike at the 2009 SHOT Show, I am looking forward to visiting the Native Hunt properties, swap some tall tales, and spend some quality time pursuing Boar and Fallow Deer. His efforts to rescue, renew, protect, and conserve his properties make him and Native Hunt a model for private game management. I doesn't hurt that that he has a luxurious retreat for rest and relaxation after a hard days hunt, and Mike and his staff focus on the guest and great customer service.

Give Native Hunt a call at 1 (888) HUNT-321. I can wholeheartedly recommend booking your hunt with Mike at Native Hunt Guided Hunts & Wildlife Tours.

Best Regards,

Burmese Python Kills Toddler

Constrictor Suffocates Child

In what can only be called a bizarre and tragic accident, "a 12-foot pet albino Burmese python escaped its cage early this morning and slithered into the room of a 2-year-old child in Sumter County where the reptile wrapped around the toddler and suffocated her." TBO Yolanda Fernandez

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission considers the python a "reptile of concern" because of its impact on the environment when it is set free or escapes. You can read more about the threat of Burmese Pythons at the FWC's Florida's Nonnative Wildlife Species Detail page.

Cracker Cooking: Alligator Tenderloins

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Cracker Cooking: Alligator Tenderloins

Just waiting to be basted!

After the last few days of drama, I thought a light hearted post was in order.
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This is a local recipe that I have heard about for years. There are about as many ways to do it, as there are gators in the swamps. My guess is that the best tasting gators come from clear streams or strongly brackish water near the coast. You can also get some in the supermarket cold aisle by the poultry section. It’s cleverly marked as chicken breast.

B-B-Q Alligator Tenderloins

1 lbs of alligator meat, preferably the tenderloin, and cubed like chicken nuggets.
1 ½ cups of bourbon. (Stick to the inexpensive stuff for marinades and drink the good stuff)
1 tsp. of cayenne pepper (More if you like that flavor.)
1-3 clove of garlic
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp of salt
1/2 cup olive oil

In a mortar, mash 1 to 3 cloves of garlic with a tablespoon of olive oil and the teaspoon of salt. Mash it until you have a homogeneous mixture.

Taking a sip or two of the bourbon and make sure it’s ok. Now combine all the ingredients. You can use a food processor or blender if you want, but I think it just makes more to clean. I just use a plastic bowl and a whisk.

Take a wide flat container, pour your marinade in it, and add the gator or chicken pieces. Make sure they all get coated.

Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours, occasionally turning the pieces so they get well marinaded.

You have a couple of options at this point. You can either barbeque them or stir-fry. I’ve done it both ways and they’re both good!


Get the grill ready with a good layer of coals.

When the grill is ready, place the meat on grill over the hot coals for 5 minutes or so. Occasionally brush on some marinade. When the edges of the gator or chicken start to turn white, brush on some more marinade and flip the meat over. Hit it with more marinade and cook it for another 5 or 6 minutes.

Serve it with corn, vegetables, or potatoes.

On the skillet:

Get the skillet hot. Pour a little oil in the skillet and when it is shimmering add a few pieces of gator. Don’t put too much in at a time!

As the meat cooks, move it around on the hot skillet so it browns nicely and doesn’t burn. Don’t cook it all the way through yet.

Put the first batch on a warm plate, and continue to cook the rest batch by batch until you have them all almost cooked.

When the last batch is done, make sure everything else is ready. All your side dishes should be done. Now, as the first plates are being prepared, put all the meat in the hot skillet and finish cooking them. It shouldn’t take more than a minute. Push the meat to the edges, and add some marinade to the center of the skillet and let it simmer and boil while you serve the meat piping hot on a bed of rice, noodles, or vegetables. Then pour some (just a little) of the marinade over all of it.

Yes, I did take a bite of it!

It takes longer to describe than it does to cook.

For all you folks watching your weight, this is a real healthful dish. Pile on the vegetables, get all your vitamins, and fiber too! We don't want our Vegan friends to think we aren't conscientious about our health. If you also take into consideration the exercise you get from wrestling that gator to the table, shoot you can't lose!


Monday, June 29, 2009

The PeTA Files: Cowards One and All...

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PeTA Followers are Naughty Name Callers

"Or do you think the means justify the ends? If you do, you have to make sure that someone doesn’t shove those means so far up you ass, that you’ll need an ear, nose and throat specialist to fix you!"

I must have hit a raw nerve with my post PeTA: Cruel to Children. If you go and take a look at the comments you will see a really vile comment aimed at me, plus another not so bad one about my eventual demise from a heart attack, ala Billy Mays. I was actually going to post an alligator recipe today, but it was a low cholesterol dish, so there you have it.

Anyway, I thought I would post my response here for everyone's convenience, plus there for their convenience.


Jack and anonymous, who is the coward? Do either of you have the nerve or gumption to go toe to toe with me? I'm almost 50, in pretty good shape, and if you notice I never take advantage of anyone's hospitality even when I go to other sites I don’t agree with.

But I guarantee you that I could whip both your butts, assuming you are men and not women. (If you’re women I’m kind of shocked that you would act like this, it’s not seemly; I would expect civil discourse and reasoned discussion, maybe some bossing around, but not nasty name calling.)

You guys on the other hand, lurk around anonymously and say some pretty nasty stuff. (Well Jack does anyway...)

Anonymous, the difference between you and I, is that I acknowledge the effort put into, and the moral compass that, a Vegan follows. (And that my punctuation is better than yours.) I have no beef against a Vegan. But, I am not going to be forced into vegetarianism because you think it’s better for me. And again, I don’t care if you do it and think it is great.

You on the other hand, think that you have the moral right to dictate how I live my life. Remember, there is only one real Right, and that is the right to live your life without fear of force being used against you. You and I have the right to live free of coercion. Every other right is just window dressing on that basic right. I’m not twisting your arm to be omnivorous, I don’t expect you to coerce me into being a Vegan. And I might add that I find it interesting that those of us that you most vehemently oppose, are the ones most likely to defend you with their lives. And come to think of it, you see nothing wrong with passing laws and then using the State to enforce these laws and then coercing me. Or do you?

You seem to live under the mistaken assumption that because you are Vegan, you are somehow morally superior to me. How did you reach that conclusion? Does being a Vegan confer some special appointment that I am not aware of? If that is the case, then it must also be true that since I work, pay my taxes and vote, that I must be morally superior to those that don't. Or that because I acknowledge my rightful place in the hierarchy of things I am morally superior to those that don't. Sounds kind of silly to me...

You also refuse to acknowledge that there is more to hunting than killing. You refuse to observe and experience the hard work and perseverance that goes into hunting. I don’t deny that I enjoy hunting. I don’t deny that there is satisfaction in a clean kill. But let me be clear, there is little joy in the actual death of an animal. As many hunters will attest, there is frequently a moment of regret or sadness, but that is tempered by the basic satisfaction that the hunter feels knowing that he can provide and secure sustenance. It does not matter whether it is necessary or not in this day and age of mass produced food, it matters to me, and that is all that matters, regardless of the moral high horse you think you sit on.

When PeTA purposely ( or not...) goes out of its way to hurt one of my children, understand that I am going to respond. It won’t be pretty. When I go after someone or something, my gloves come off. Wouldn’t you do the same for your children? Or do you think the means justify the ends? If you do, you have to make sure that someone doesn’t shove the means so far up you rear, that you’ll need an ear, nose and throat specialist to fix you!

And by the way, my pulse rate is below the norm, cholesterol's below average, blood work comes in great, and I can bicycle mile after mile no fuss no muss. But should I have a heart attack, I pay for my own insurance, and ask nothing of any other person.

Now if you want to have a reasonable discussion, you can be as passionate as you want, but refrain from spurious lies and comments."

Well folks, let's see what kind of character these Animal Rights type have. You want to be nasty, that's your business, just don't go crying home to mama when you get spanked!

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Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member: Shindand Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...

The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles, Albert A Rasch, Hunting in Florida

Albert Rasch,HunterThough he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Albert was actually a student of biology. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com.

Bank of America Supports Anti-Hunting HSUS

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Protest Bank of America’s HSUS Credit Card

Once again the HSUS has pulled the wool over corporate America's eyes. Bank of America is now offering “The Humane Society of the United States® WorldPoints® Platinum Plus® Visa® Card.”

Does no one in the financial system have an ounce of common sense anymore? Should I even ask that question?

I got the initial alert from AgWired: Protest Bank of America’s HSUS Credit Card

And here is the person that more than likely can get the information to the right parties:

Nancy M. Condos
VP/ Customer Advocate
Executive Customer Relations
Office of the Chairman
Fax# 704-386-4578

Unfortunately you cannot email them, they do not permit any incoming email. I spent five minutes trying to get an e-mail address from their corporate office but they just don't give them out, internal use only.

You can also call the Executive Customer Relations general line: 704-386-5687

Bank of America Corporate Center
100 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28255

Dear Ms. Nancy M. Condos,

I have become aware that Bank of America support the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) through a credit card program that gives 25 cents to the HSUS for every 100 dollars charged to the credit card.

I urge you to reconsider this support. The HSUS is an Animal Rights (AR) group that many confuse with local ‘Humane Society’ shelters. However, Humane Society of United States is not affiliated with any of them. They are a powerful well funded AR group, who instead of helping shelters and animals directly, works hard on eventually removing pets from our homes, meat from our tables, leather goods from our closets, stop fishing and hunting, and remove animals from zoos and circuses.

The HSUS is very similar to PeTA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) with respect to its goal... No meat. No dairy. No animal agriculture. Period. The HSUS income is in excess of one hundred million dollars annually, with net assets over two hundred million.

Bank of America can hopefully find an actual charity, one that does do something for animals, rather than sponsor a group that does nothing for animals and limits an individual’s right.

Your Name

Everyone knows the drill. Copy, paste, etc.

Look, only you can make a difference it does us no good if everyone doesn't take a couple of minutes print it out and fire that fax off to Ms. Condos. If you have an account with BOA tell them, and tell them that you may consider switching your bank. Please take a moment and help us all out!


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