The Bos\’un Locker

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About the Bos’un and His Crew

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Big Dog 

Big Dog is a veteran of the armed forces and retired after 24 years of service to this country (ten years of active duty and 14 years in the national guard).

Big Dog believes this country is great because our ancestors were not afraid to stand up and fight for what they considered right. We are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave as demonstrated by America’s next great generation who is out on the front line of freedom.

Big Dog can not stand liberalism and feels it is a disease that eats away, like a cancer, at the fabric of our society. Big Dog also believes that if this country does not stop pandering to special interest groups and does not stop taking away the rights guaranteed under our Constitution, and if they do not stop creating a welfare class of dependent people, there will be another civil war. It will start as an uprising to take the government over from the politicians who have lost all touch with the core values of this country. Then anarchy will set in followed by civil war.

So it is up to us to eradicate liberalism so we can prevent the next civil war.

Warmest regards, Big Dog, Big Dog’s Weblog  


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Peace,  Rosemary 

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The Bos’un

This retired military member is conservative.  The Bos’un Locker reflects  Bosun’s passions and interests.

Each morning Bos’un checks several news outlets such as, Orbusmax, Drudge, WorldNetDaily, Breitbart, Yahoo Newsfront, Sean Hannity Forum, and several other email alert news feeds to compile a laundry list of noteworthy articles. The resulting weblog entries are outlets for commentary, thoughts, observations, and humor. Bos’un is neither a journalist nor professional writer, just an old retired sailor who tries to be fully engaged on current event issues.

Life’s theme: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

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Respectfully, Bos’un

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15 Responses to “About the Bos’un and His Crew”

  1. A MARINE who served in Vietnam in 65-66 sent me this. I served in Vietnam in 66-67.

    Senator Obama says he needs “name recognition” – I suggest he use his middle name, everybody recognizes that one.

    Many of us have grown very tired of John Kerry, Hillary, Teddy, Jane, Joe Biden, Carl Levin, Jack Murtha and countless others who have lost faith in those who are responsible for our freedom.

    Having ridden that roller coaster in VN with one hand tied behind my back, we HAVE a problem.

    If WE want to win this conflict (war, police action, whatever), we MUST get behind and remain in total and complete support of not only the troops but the Administration.

    If we do not have the chutzpah or the will and burning desire to win, I fear and believe the consequences will be swift, dramatic, unforgiving and we will have forfeited the opportunities and privileges of a lifetime.

    Thousands have “given all” and hundreds of thousands, no millions have given more than you have – how’s the war affecting you? What is your personal sacrifice – check Walter Reed or the nearest Fisher House.

    Semper Paratus,

    James P. Sutherland
    Commander, USCG (ret)

    I sent this to SEN Levin, CONG Stupak and I hope you take up the cause against FAT JACK from PA & San Fran Nan who wants a gd rack on her plane. I’d put in the back of a Beech 18 or C-45 for 11.1 hrs of flight time and 3 stops and a crew change.

    Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 11:42 AM
    Subject: Marines


    In response to the news blurb about the Marine who put two rounds in a
    wounded insurgent’s head in Fallujah, here’s a response from a Marine:

    It’s a safety issue pure and simple. After assaulting through a
    target, we put a security round in everybody’s head. Sorry al-Reuters,
    there’s no paddy wagon rolling around Fallujah picking up “prisoners”
    and offering them a hot cup a joe, falafel, and a blanket. There’s no
    time to dick around on the target. You clear the space, dump the
    chumps, and

    Are Corpsman expected to treat wounded terrorists? Negative. Hey
    libs, worried about the defense budget? Well, it would be waste, fraud,
    and abuse for a Corpsman to expend one man-minute or a battle dressing
    on a terrorist.

    Its much cheaper to just spend the $.02 on a 5.56mm FMJ.

    By the way, in our view, terrorists
    who chop off civilian’s heads are
    not prisoners, they are carcasses. Chopping off a civilian’s head is
    another reason why these idiots are known as “unlawful combatants.” It
    seems that most of the world’s journalists have forgotten that fact.

    Let me be very clear about this issue. I have looked around the web,
    and many people get this concept, but there are some stragglers. Here is
    your situation Marine: You just took fire from unlawful combatants (no
    uniform – breaking every Geneva Convention rule there is) shooting from
    a religious building attempting to use the sanctuary status of their
    position as protection. But you’re in Fallujah now, and the Marine
    Corps has decided that they’re not playing that game this time. That
    was Najaf. So you set the mosque on fire and you hose down the
    terrorists with small arms, launch some AT-4s (Rockets), some 40MM
    grenades into the building and things quiet down. So you run over
    there, and find some tangos (bad guys) wounded and pretending to be
    dead. You are aware that suicide martyrdom is like really popular with
    these idiots, and they think taking some Marines with them would be
    really cool. So you can either risk your life and your fire team’s
    lives by having them cover you while you bend down and search a guy that
    you think is pretending to be dead for some reason. Most of the time
    these are the guys with the grenade or vest made of explosives.
    Also, you don’t know who or what is in the next room. You’re already
    speaking English to the rest of your fire team or squad which lets the
    terrorist know you are there and you are his enemy. You are speaking
    loud because your hearing is poor from shooting people for several days.
    So you know that there are many other rooms to enter, and that if anyone
    is still alive in those rooms, they know that Americans are in the
    mosque. Meanwhile (3 seconds later), you still have this terrorist (that
    was just shooting at you from a mosque) playing possum. What do you do?
    You double tap his head, and you go to the next room, that’s what!!!

    What about the Geneva Convention and all that Law of Land Warfare

    What about it. Without even addressing the issues at hand, your first
    thought should be, “I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.”
    Bear in mind that this tactic of double tapping a fallen terrorist is a
    perpetual mindset that is reinforced by experience on a minute by minute
    basis. Secondly, you are fighting an unlawful combatant in a Sanctuary,
    which is a double No-No on his part. Third, tactically you are in no
    position to take “prisoners” because there are more rooms to search and
    clear, and the behavior of said terrorist indicates that he is up to no
    good. No good in Fallujah is a very large place and the low end of no
    good and the high end of no good are fundamentally the same . Marines
    end up getting hurt or die. So there is no compelling reason for you to
    do anything but double tap this idiot and get on with the mission.

    If you are a veteran,
    then everything I have just written is self
    evident. If you are not a veteran, then at least try to put yourself in
    the situation. Remember, in Fallujah there is no yesterday, there is no
    tomorrow, there is only now. Right NOW. Have you ever lived in NOW for
    a week? It is really, really not easy. If you have never lived in NOW
    for longer than it takes to finish the big roller coaster at Six Flags,
    then shut your trap about putting Marines in jail for “War Crimes”.

    Froggy OUT Semper Fi

  2. thebosun said

    Thank you, Commander. Appreciate your note.


  3. Rosemary said

    Dear Froggy,
    I don’t even know why people have a problem wrapping their thin-brained little minds around this concept. Especially Christians. King Saul fell out of favor with God because he refused to kill ALL of the people. Now we are dealing with people! (Then came King David…)

    If we don’t go to war to win it, we should just stay home. How stupid is it that terrorists get the same rights as drunk driver. Whassup? WAR means we crush the enemy. If the libs don’t buck-up, then they should shut-up about our movements on the ground, our secrets, etc.

    Thank you for service, Froggy. Are you the Froggy who writes over at Blackfive? 😉

  4. Robert said

    First, Great site! And thank you for serving.

    Second, in response to the Marine who killed a downed aggressor:

    I served immediately at the start of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. We were trained to handle an attacker as the Israelis do: two chest shots, rush the body, one shot to the head.

    The reason is simple: Many attackers are also suicide bombers. The 2 seconds it takes for him to realize he is out of action and should discharge his explosive pack is all you have to finish him.

  5. Rosemary said

    I know Bos’un would thank you if he read this first, so thank you from both of us. And all who write here.

    I agree with everything you said. I would like to take those cameras and shove them right down those reporters…well…I won’t say it. You get the pic. No pun intented, maybe. lol.

    I pray you are doing well. Thank you so much for your service, Sir, and welcome home.

    Sempre Fidelis

  6. Abe said

    I served in the IDF in a number of wars (and the wars between the wars). I absolutely agree with the marine who wrote about “double-tapping” a wounded terrorist on the field. First of all, they deserve the protection of the Geneva Convention as much as Darth Vader does and, second, there is no way in hell that you can take prisoners, wounded or not, when you’re trying to clear a building (especially when you’re dealing with a culture of suicide bombing).

    Do your job, come back safely and God bless you.

  7. thebosun said

    Thank you for your service, Abe.

    Welcome Aboard. R/ Bosun

  8. Dear Mr. Sutherland, USMC,

    Thank you for your most accurate and articulate piece. Our country is giving away its freedoms one day at a time by omission – not exercising the privilege and responsibility to vote. I want a mainstream media personnel to stand w/ a camera and NO PROTECTION while an insurgent snipes at him. THEN, I want that propogandist and his organization to decide they must wait 2 seconds or even 2/10 of a second before they can shoot w/ their camera.

    We wouldn’t have any “war criminal photos” would we? The photographer would be as dead as the next man. HOWEVER, we probably get an earfull of how our Beloved Troops stood by and didn’t protect this rogue journalist.

    War is Hell on earth. War produced the freedoms so many Americans do not have the stomach to protect.

    Looks like Blackwater is the next target for our mushmouthed media. I want the media to go out snooping in that desert sand with NO military protection, NOR any private security detail. May I hear the volunteers?????? I think I only hear silence.

    I know there are many who stand with you on this and other issues. And we ALL need to say, “I am a citizen of the USA who loves and stands behind our mission and our troops, and I VOTE, TOO!!!!

    Semper Fidelis, Mighty Marine


  9. thebosun said


    Thank you for your comments here. Please email Mr. Sutherland.


  10. patriot said

    what a shocking website. it is sad that the majority of military personnel share your views. the draft is a good idea to make sure that we have universal service and all have a part in protecting and giving back to our country, not just a subset of conservative americans that a percentage of which should not be allowed to serve due to their psychosis. enjoy your echo chamber. chamber. chamber. chamber.

  11. thebosun said

    Hey patriot,

    Hope you can step away from the bong long enough to get a job. But, then again, when Hillbillary or Bernie Obame become president you well get more welfare money. :))

  12. Rosemary said

    Ohhh, good one, Bos’un!

    How dare anyone (like YOU) think that people in the Armed Forces might have a brain of his/her own. Which is it? We have Soldiers/Seaman/Marines/Airmen and support people from every walk of life who volunteer for DUTY. Ever hear of it?

    Are you suggesting that they all vote in lock-step? Wait just one cotton pickin’ minute! That is prejudiced and offensive. Whatever shall I do? You are too much of a selfish, ungrateful fool for me to waste one more…

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  14. wardogmarine said

    I just spent a good hour or so reading through this blog for the first time. So much great information.

  15. john said

    Boy do you all look stupid from 7 years down the road

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