Saturday, November 08, 2008


Oh the irony! At the moment the USA seems to make a sharp leftward bend, Belgium more or less emerges from the stagnation of eight years of leftist rule. A simple scene like below could never have happened even one year ago:

I don't blame nobody for not understanding Dutch/Flemish, a language spoken by, give and take, 23 million people worldwide (without counting Afrikaans). Here's what's being said in that video:

(voice of news anchor): Groen! [the Flemish greens - MFBB] and SP.a [the Flemish socialists - MFBB] doubt whether the army has the financial clout to send more troops to Afghanistan and claim that NATO is "doing things the wrong way there".

Wouter De Vriendt (MP, Flemish greens): "I think that the Leterme governmnet is making a clear ideological choice here, an idelogical choice whereby one follows the American war logic."

Dirk Van Der Maelen (MP, Flemish Socialists): "This minister, followed by this government, is dragging our country into a hopeless and illegal war in Afghanistan."

[Reply by] Pieter De Crem (Belgian Minister of Defense, Christian Democrats): "You are, Mr. Van Der Maelen, completely isolated. You find yourself in the camp of Osama Bin Laden and his friends bomblayers and rapists. You are an objective partner of the bomblayers and of those who cut off the ears of girls when they attend school."

So what we have here is a November 5, 2008 meeting in the House Committee for Defense whereby the Belgian Minister of Defense, Pieter de Crem (Christian Democrats), has to field questions by the opposition, mainly the Flemish greens (Groen!) and the Flemish socialists. De Crem is the man who, immediately upon formation of the Leterme government in Spring 2008, took the necessary steps to send at least a token contribution to the real fight in Afghanistan. While it is true that on average some 300 Belgian troops have been guarding Kabul International Airport (KAIA) since 2002 (and been doing a fairly good job of it), it is also commonly known throughout NATO that this assignment is one of the safest in the whole country. f16gbu12Apart from that, for several years now a small demining detachment is active in the north around Kunduz, embedded with German troops. While both assignments are not completely without risk it is clear that the Belgian ISAF committment is a far cry from the active involvement in combat operations by, e.g., the Dutch. The most visible change since De Crem took the helm at Defense is that since mid-September, four F-16 MLU5 fighter bombers are actively participating in CAS (Close Air Support) operations, together with Dutch and French planes, from the southern Kandahar Airport. According to the Belgian Air Force website, on average every other day the missions involve bombing and strafing of Taliban positions. As small as this contribution may be, given the political climate in Belgium this is something of a small miracle. It's not that the will to fight has left the military itself - in early September, possibly encouraged by now having a normal Secdef after eight catastrophic years under the Walloon socialist André Flahaut, Major General Testelmans, Chief of the Belgian Ground Forces, hinted that the Army could do more than humanitarian operations and even stated that Belgian troops were ready for the fight in Afghanistan's south. He, and his Minister, were immediately treated like reckless anachronistic Rambos on steroids not only by the opposition but even by some MP's from the Liberal Party. A case like this shows once again how difficult it has become to project a credible defense in European countries. Leftist and center-left politicians have evolved into actual adversaries of the military - a very dangerous development and one which is actually completely in line with their policy of weakening our states from within. In Germany, the greens objected to the sending of a mere six Tornado fighter bombers to AF on the grounds that... they would unnecessarily contribute to the greenhouse effect (I kid you not). In Spain, the socialist Minister of Defense, Carmen Chacon, has more or less vowed that she wants to strip the Spanish Armed Forces of every armed component (again, I kid you not). How else would you explain her quote: At the same time however, "pacifist" Spain is signing huge arms contracts with Chavez. Logic and leftism, the two don't go together. As for Sweden, at the time of this writing it seems that the Swedish military has been more or less castrated and would now number around... 20,000.


An interesting photo. Belgian groundcrew tend to an F-16 on Kandahar Airport. Clearly visible is the brand new sniper pod, the successor to the LANTIRN, offering such razorsharp images that the risk of confusing Taliban with ordinary afghans citizens is greatly reduced.

Recent data and pics of the Belgian fighter bombers in Kandahar are hard to come by, especially news of operations. I highly suspect that the MoD has ordered a complete radio silence, since, socialists being what they are, the news of a Taliban terrorist with a broken toenail as a result of a confrontation with the Belgian Air Force might provoke such spasms among our moral betters that they might get in a position to force the redeployment of our F-16's to, say, the Ursel airstrip near Bruges. So Minister De Crem is probably being just wise. Which means that, to get some idea of Belgium's very first real involvement in the WOIT after more than seven years, I have to make do with this short 2006 video, taken during the F-16's first stint in AF, during which they were limited to recce missions. Either way, the crews and ground personnel are competent, and the planes, although old, have been kept up to date. I'm pretty sure they're pulling off a good job. Better late than never. Hat tip for the video of the meeting Luc Van Braekel.


Wednesday, November 05, 2008


It's over.


As a European, despite what reservations I ever may have had about Senator McCain, I want to salute his courage, tenacity and decency which never once wavered during this atrocious campaign. A victory at his age would have been the crowning achievement of a lifetime in the service of the country he so passionately loves. It would only seem fair that a man who survived the Forrestal fire, a SAM the size of a telephone pole through his wing, and five years of torture in a facility that makes Abu Ghraib look like a Best Western, would finally make it President. But then, no one ever said that life was fair. Over at CDR Salamander, the CDR urges us to "also take a moment to give Sen. McCain a nod for his Shakespearian run". I think that's too modest and I would wager that rather a deep bow is in order. Kudos also to that most remarkable, still young, beautiful and hyper-American combination of career woman, symbol of motherhood and quintessential role model John chose as his running mate: Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska. While John McCain may now venture into quiter political alleys, I hope and suspect that of Mrs. Palin's career into US politics, we have only seen the beginning. Eternal shame and damnation for the MSM SCUM who deem a wardrobe more newsworthy than terrorist links, and who think that "to serve and protect" includes tasering a 10 year old stepson.

As for those who voted for Obama, I personally have no congratulations to offer you. Mssrs. Qaddafi, Mullah Omar, Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Morales, al-Sadr, an estimated 500 million impotent Zeropeans and the Federation of Chairmans of Socialist Parties from NORK over La Paz to Byelorussia are right now doing that in my place. Enjoy the glow. To vote for someone who could live with twenty years of God daaaaaaaaaaaaamn America sermons in his local church, sit for years on end on the boards of two "charities" with a guy whom he KNEW had MURDERED innocent American citizens, and publicly regretted there hadn't been more of them, funneled money to a PLO operative, thought it was cool to choose his friends among Marxist professors, and to top it all off married a woman who was NOT proud of the Moon Landing or bringing the Iron Curtain down, is the height of folly. I shall have zero tolerance for your fucking wir haben es nicht gewusst excuses when the elephant's bowel contents will hit the Osprey rotors because you all had an internet connection and a mouth to ask questions during the terrible ordeal of 7 years of having to watch uniforms on TV. You had the choice between victory and baloney, you chose baloney and you will get taxes. You were sooooooooooooo angry at PRESIDENT BUSH because your fucking Oprah show was interrupted now and then with flashes from the front, basically your only nuisance. By contrast, the men and women who year after year risked their lives to preserve your right to listen to that cunt, hunting down islamic terrorists who would kill you in a heartbeat if they could, voted massively not for your Golden Boy, but for his contender... and still it doesn't ring a bell. Well then, change is what you wanted, and you will get plenty of it. You just hope that at the end of it, you have some change left.

I will make an exception for those people who thought along the lines of what we call in Belgium de "kortste pijn" (shortest pain), among them our valued reader and link and content provider Mark. The sermon above is definitely not for him, nor for the others who followed the same logic. A logic which by the way is perfectly reasonable, it's just that reason sometimes cannot beat the emotional foolishness of millions.

As for the men and women who did the real fighting over the past seven years, and who happen to stumble on this blog, compared to you, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am but a (book)worm. After all, the time and effort I have put in this little blog (which is not even mine), means nothing to your sacrifices. Next to Joe Cook's testimony, the text above is but wind blowing through November woods. At the cost of more than 4,000 lives and countless more maimed bodies, you have bought National Security for your country and its citizens. Congratulations. I am humbled.


The young man above is Bobby Warns. He was a US Marines Corporal. He fell in 2004 in Fallujah and left behind a pregnant wife. I hope and pray his wife and, IIRC daughter, are in good health. After 9/11, it became clear that America had been attacked by an enemy different from Nazi Germany and the USSR. It was a callous enemy who preferred to kill innocent citizens since it was incapabable of engaging US professional military. It was also an enemy who reckoned on its non-state nature for the US not hitting back, fully expecting America to look weak and disoriented and unsure how to retaliate. The enemy was gravely mistaken. America hit back hard by doing what it best does militarily, liberating other countries. In so doing, contrary to their initial intent tens of thousands of the enemy were lured to the battlefield... where they met their end. Today, the enemy which so out of the blue attacked the US on that fateful day in September 2001, is in total disarray. Alas, a heavy price was paid for it. 4,100 soldiers, among them Bobby Warns, are not among us anymore. I want to find the correct words to express my gratitude, I cannot. Maybe posting this photo and remembering people there once was this very fine young man, is the best I can do.

Let me conclude by posting a story of another man, a typical American, who fought his own fight. It is a most inspiring story. Especially at a time when half of America seems hell bent on following Obama's siren song down a path where for once, the EUSSR is ahead of the US. It is a path that ends on an economic, demographic and moral graveyard where shame for whiteness and concern over an ecological footprint, whatever that may be, has replaced the will to procreate and the hopes and virtues christianity offers for free. It is the Story of Cory Miller. Via Francis Marion:



Mr. Obama,

Given the uproar about the simple question asked you by Joe the Plumber, and the persecution that has been heaped on him because he dared to question you, I find myself motivated to say a few things to you myself. While Joe aspires to start a business someday, I already have started not one, but 4 businesses. But first, let me introduce myself. You can call me 'Cory the well driller'. I am a 54 year old high school graduate. I didn't go to college like you, I was too ready to go 'conquer the world' when I finished high school.

25 years ago at age 29, I started my own water well drilling business at a time when the economy here in East Texas was in a tailspin from the crash of the early 80's oil boom. I didn't get any help from the government, nor did I look for any. I borrowed what I could from my sister, my uncle, and even the pawn shop and managed to scrape together a homemade drill rig and a few tools to do my first job.

My businesses did not start as the result of privilege. It is the result of my personal drive, personal ambition, self discipline, self reliance, and a determination to treat my customers fairly. From the very start my business provided one other (than myself) East Texan a full time job. I couldn't afford a backhoe the first few years (something every well drilling business had), so I and my helper had to dig the mud pits that are necessary for each and every job with hand shovels. I had to use my 10 year old, 1/2 ton pickup truck for my water tank truck (normally a job for at least a 2 ton truck).

A year and a half after I started the business, I scraped together a 20% down payment to get a modest bank loan and bought a (28 year) old, worn out, slightly bigger drilling rig to allow me to drill deeper water wells in my area. I spent the next few years drilling wells with the rig while simultaneously rebuilding it between jobs. Through these years I never knew from one month to the next if I would have any work or be able to pay the bills. I got behind on my income taxes one year, and spent the next two years paying that back (with penalty and interest) while keeping up with ongoing taxes. I got behind on my water well supply bill 2 different years (way behind the second time... $80,000.00), and spent over a year paying it back (each time) while continuing to pay for ongoing supplies C.O.D.. Of course, the personal stress endured through these experiences and years is hard to measure. I do have a stent in my heart now to memorialize it all.

I spent the next 10 years developing the reputation for being the most competent and most honest water well driller in East Texas. 2 years along the way, I hired another full time employee for the drilling business so that we could provide full time water well pump service as well as the well drilling. Also, 3 years along the path, I bought a water well screen service machine from a friend, starting business # 2. 5 years later I made a business loan for $100,000.00 to build a new, higher production, computer controlled screen service machine. I had designed the machine myself, and it didn't work out for 3 years so I had to make the loan payments without the benefit of any added income from the new machine. No government program was there to help me with the payments, nor to help me sleep at night as I lay awake wondering how I would solve my machine problems or pay my bills. Finally, after 3 years, I got the screen machine working properly, and that provided another full time job for an East Texan in the screen service business.

2 years after that, I made another business loan, this time for $250,000.00, to buy another used drilling rig and all the support equipment needed to run another, larger, drill rig. This provided another 2 full time jobs for East Texans. Again, I spent a couple of years not knowing if I had made a smart move, or a move that would bankrupt me. For the third time in 13 years, I had placed everything I owned on the line, risking everything, in order to build a business.

A couple of years into this, I came up with a bright idea for a new kind of mud pump, a fundamentally necessary pump used on water well drill rigs. I spent my entire life savings to date (just $30,000.00), building a prototype of the pump and took it to the national water well convention to show it off. Customers immediately started coming out of the woodworks to buy the pumps, but there was a problem. I had depleted my assets making the prototype, and nobody would make me a business loan to start production of the new pumps. With several deposits for pump orders in hand, and nowhere to go, I finally started applying for as many credit cards as I could find and took cash withdrawals on these cards to the tune of over $150,000.00 (including modest loans from my dear sister and brother), to get this 3rd business going.

Yes, once again, I had everything hanging over the line in an effort to start another business. I had never manufactured anything, and I had to design and bring into production a complex hydraulic machine from an untested prototype to a reliable production model (in six months). How many nights I lay awake wondering if I had just made the paramount mistake of my life I cannot tell you, but there were plenty. I managed to get the pumps into production, which immediately created another 2 full time jobs in East Texas. Some of the models in the first year suffered from quality issues due to the poor workmanship of one of my key suppliers, so I and an employee (another East Texan employed) had to drive across the country to repair customers' pumps, practically from coast to coast. I stood behind the product, and made payments to all the credit cards that had financed me (and my brother and sister). I spent the next 5 years improving and refining the product, building a reputation for the pump and the company, working to get the pump into drill rig manufacturers' product lines, and paying back credit cards. During all this time I continued to manage a growing water well business that was now operating 3 drill rig crews, and 2 well service crews. Also, the screen service business continued to grow. No government programs were there to help me, Mr. Obama, but that's ok, I didn't expect any, nor did I want any. I was too busy fighting to make success happen to sit around waiting for the government to help me.

Now, we have been manufacturing the mud pumps for 7 years, my combined businesses employ 32 full time employees, and distribute $5,000,000.00 annually throughout the local economy. Now, just 4 months ago I borrowed $1,254,000.00, purchasing computer controlled machining equipment to start my 4th business, a production machine shop. The machine shop will serve the mud pump company so that we can better manufacture our pumps that are being shipped worldwide. Of course, the machine shop will also do work for outside companies as well. This has already produced 2 more full time jobs, and 2 more should develop out of it in the next few months. This should work out, but if it doesn't it will be because you, and the other professional politicians like yourself, will have destroyed our country's (and the world) economy with your meddling with mortgage loan programs through your liberal manipulation and intimidation of loaning institutions to make sure that unqualified borrowers could get mortgages. You see, at the very time when I couldn't get a business loan to get my mud pumps into production, you were working with Acorn and the Community Reinvestment Act programs to make sure that unqualified borrowers could buy homes with no down payment, and even no credit or worse yet, bad credit. Even the infamous, liberal, Ninja loans (No Income, No Job nor Assets). While these unqualified borrowers were enjoying unrealistically low interest rates, I was paying 22% to 24% interest on those credit cards that I had used to provide me the funds for the mud pump business that has created jobs for more East Texans. It's funny, because after 25 years of turning almost every dime of extra money back into my businesses to grow them, it has been only in the last two years that I have finally made enough money to be able to put a little away for retirement, and now the value of that has dropped 40% because of the policies you and your ilk have perpetrated on our country.

You see, Mr. Obama, I'm the guy you intend to raise taxes on. I'm the guy who has spent 25 years toiling and sweating, fretting and fighting, stressing and risking, to build a business and to get ahead. I'm the guy who has been on the very edge of bankruptcy more than a dozen times over the last 25 years, and all the while creating more and more jobs for East Texans who didn't want to take a risk, and wouldn't demand from themselves what I have demanded from myself. I'm the guy you characterize as 'the Americans who can afford it the most' that you believe should be taxed more to provide income redistribution 'to spread the wealth' to those who have never toiled, sweated, fretted, fought, stressed, or risked anything. You want to characterize me as someone who has enjoyed a life of privilege and who needs to pay a higher percentage of my income than those who have bought into your entitlement culture.

I resent you, Mr. Obama, as I resent all who want to use class warfare as a tool to advance their political careers. What's worse, each year more Americans buy into your liberal entitlement culture, and turn to the government for their hope of a better life instead of themselves. Liberals are succeeding through more than 40 years of collaborative effort between the predominant liberal media, and liberal indoctrination programs in the public school systems across our land.
What is so terribly sad about this is this. America was made great by people who embraced the one-time American culture of self reliance, self motivation, self determination, self discipline, personal betterment, hard work, risk taking. A culture built around the concept that success was in reach of every able bodied American who would strive for it. Each year that fewer Americans embrace that culture, we all descend together. We descend down the socialist path that has brought country after country ultimately to bitter and unremarkable states. If you and your liberal comrades in the media and school systems would spend half as much effort cultivating a culture of can-do across America as you do cultivating your entitlement culture, we could see Americans at large embracing the conviction that they can elevate themselves through personal betterment, personal achievement, and self reliance.

You see, when people embrace such ideals, they act on them. When people act on such ideals, they succeed. All of America could find herself elevating instead of deteriorating. But that would eliminate the need for liberal politicians, wouldn't it, Mr. Obama? The country would not need you if the country was convinced that problem solving was best left with individuals instead of the government. You and all your liberal comrades have got a vested interested in creating a dependent class in our country. It is the very business of liberals to create an ever expanding dependence on government. What's remarkable is that you, who have never produced a job in your life, are going to tax me to take more of my money and give it to people who wouldn't need my money if they would get off their entitlement mentality asses and apply themselves at work, demand more from themselves, and quit looking to liberal politicians to raise their station in life.
You see, I know because I've had them work for me before. Hundreds of them over these 25 years. People who simply will not show up to work on time. People who just will not work 5 days in a week, much less, 6 days. People always looking for a way to put less effort out. People who actually tell me that they would do more if I just would first pay them more. People who take off work to sit in government offices to apply to get free government handouts (gee, I wonder how things would have turned out for them if they had spent that time earning money and pleasing their employer?). You see, all of this comes from your entitlement mentality culture.

Oh, I know you will say I am uncompassionate. Sorry, Mr. Obama, wrong again. You see, I've seen what the average percentage of your income has been given to charities over the years of 2000 to 2004 (ignoring the years you started running for office - can you pronounce "politically motivated"), you averaged less than 1% annually. And your running mate, Joe Biden, averaged less than ¼% of his annual income in charitable contributions over the last 10 years. Like so many liberals, the two of you want to give to the needy, just as long as it is someone else's money you are giving to them. I won't say what I have given to charities over the last 25 years, but the percentage is several times more than you or Joe Biden (don't you just hate Google?). Tell me again how you feel my pain.

In short, Mr. Obama, your political philosophies represent everything that is wrong with our country. You represent the culture of government dependence instead of self reliance; Entitlement mentality instead of personal achievement; Penalization of the successful to reward the unmotivated; Political correctness instead of open mindedness and open debate. If you are successful, you may preside over the final transformation of America from being the greatest and most self-reliant culture on earth, to just another country of whiners and wimps, who sit around looking to the government to solve their problems. Like all of western Europe. All countries on the decline. All countries that, because of liberal socialistic mentalities, have a little less to offer mankind every year.

God help us...

Cory Miller
just an ordinary, extraordinary American, the way a lot of Americans used to be.

P.S. Yes, Mr. Obama, I am a real American...

OK. Nuff said. Now, let's pick up the pieces and define a strategy for 2012. Methinks we need to defeat the media and the whorenalists for starters. We also need a new Buckley, and not Christopher for heaven's sake. Ideas? C'mon people, cheer up!!!


Monday, November 03, 2008


ADDITION Obama 2008 Photomccain

... should be obvious.

I am a Fleming.

I am a Belgian.

I am a European.

Everybody is biased to some point. I am no exception. I was born and raised in a conservative household in which both parents, who both had to work from a very young age to pay for the education of their younger siblings, did their utmost best, at great personal cost, to offer their four children better chances than they had had. It is only natural that their example was of great influence on me and my political leanings.

Had I been born in a dirt poor family wherein my father would have left my mother when I was still just a kid, my outlook on the world might have been very different. I might have believed (more) in redistribution.

I have never claimed the right has it always "right". I have never claimed, or even believed, that I myself, in presenting my conservative views to others, am 100% right. Neither however do I believe it's a 50/50 thing. What I DO believe is that the "Right" has got it "right" more often than the Left. I DO believe in hard work and eking out a comfortable living for yourself on this planet by your own efforts. I DO believe children who have had the fortune to grow up in a stable family wherein the father is a man and the mother a woman, preferably married, have a far better shot at becoming happy, sane and satisfied citizens than kids of single parents. I DO believe in the quintessential goodness of the faith I was brought up in, Christianity, even though I admit I have often been a doubter.

As I grow older, I notice ever more things that convince me of why it's better to be a rightwinger than a leftwinger. Last Saturday, All Saints Day, I put flowers on a little stone on my hometown's cemetery. An urn is buried under it. It contains the ashes of my good friend Wim V., who died at 27 from an overdose. In my country, possession of softdrugs has been legalized by the left. It was drugs which sent my friend on a path of despair from which there was no return. Wim was a leftwinger, I am a rightwinger. But it was me putting those flowers on that stone.

My private home is in Wallonia, my business in Flanders. As I thus travel daily between what is essentially an almost communist state in a state and a relatively capitalist region (socialism has alas also made great inroads in Flanders), I have daily evidence that socialism ruins a country and people while capitalism empowers them and makes them wealthy.

I have noticed that it was a leftist, Volkert Van Der Graaff, who murdered Pim Fortuyn, a brave Dutchman who lamented the insane mottos of the "multicultural" society.

I have also noticed that it was a muslim empowered by leftists, Mohammed Bouyeri, who murdered Theo Van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who did the same as Fortuyn.

I have noticed that in Europe, it's ALWAYS rightwing parties that are persecuted, NEVER leftwing parties.

And I have noticed that on the blogs, the sites where comment sections are closed for dissenting opinions, are almost always leftwing sites.

Today, the incomparable site Gates of Vienna broke the story of Frank Vanhecke, who only hours ago was stripped of his immunity as MEP (Member of the European Parliament). Mr. Vanhecke was THE man who turned my party, the Vlaams Belang, into a decent, modern conservative party of which William Buckley would have been proud. Several years ago, a VB member in a small Flemish town, Sint-Niklaas, distributed a leaflet in which he attributed the desecration of several graves to Moroccan youths. This later turned out to be untrue. The author publicly apologized; so did Mr. Vanhecke, since, as National Chairman, he was the responsible editor for all VB publications. Nevertheless, the extreme leftwing mayor of Sint-Niklaas, a socialist called Freddy Willockx, abused the incident to file a lawsuit for racism in the EP against... Mr. Vanhecke, who is one of three VB MEP's. And this despite a provision in Belgian law stipulating that if the author of the dubious publication admits guilt, which he did, the responsible editor can not be prosecuted anymore. You may remember the photo below, which shows Mr. Vanhecke after he was thrown on the ground and arrested in Brussels in September 2007 not for demonstrating against the islamization of Europe, since that had been forbidden by the socialist mayor of Brussels, but for merely chatting with reporters.


Hours ago, the verdict fell. The immunity of Frank Vanhecke has been lifted. He can now be prosecuted for racism for a publication he never wrote, nor was even aware of. Mr. Vanhecke will not be able to run in the 2009 European elections, and the VB loses in him a strong figure who would have brought in a substantial amount of votes. This is how the left neutralizes parties and people who refuse to swallow their enlightened wisdom.

This is what Europe, what the European Union, has become. Or is rapidly becoming. A totalitarian state.

And I notice that the dominant ideology in the European Union is leftist. To the degree that even the "rightwing" parties have adopted ominously much of the credos of the leftwing ones. I notice that Freddy Willockx is a leftwinger. I also notice that Frank Vanhecke is a rightwinger.

In the United States, I notice that Barack Hussein Obama is a leftwinger. I notice that Obama uses legal threats to pull a 527 ad. I notice that Obama threatens with lawsuits against Stanley Kurtz. I also notice that Obama throws reporters from newspapers who did not endorse him off his plane.

I notice that Barack Hussein Obama eerily strikes me as your typical Eurosocialist.

McCain is not perfect. McCain is not a perfect conservative. But still, if YOU, as an American and a citizen of the greatest nation on earth, cherish your freedom and cherish all the things that made your country what it is, a beacon of hope for billions - not the phoney delusional "hope" of a charlatan, but real hope for a better future in freedom - ... then your best chance lies with the Old Warhorse.

Don't say you haven't been warned.