Status update

I have found it difficult to write about what is happening in our country since my heart attacks. I sincerely hope to be able to start writing again this summer – after my first anniversary.
I do apologize to all of you who have been reading my blog and have been disappointed in my absence these past seven months.
Thank you for your patience.

Published in: on February 28, 2011 at 11:33 am  Leave a Comment  
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Marines in action!

So, some Marines climbed aboard a German vessel being held hostage by Somali pirates and captured it without firing a shot. So, what do you do with Somali pirates? This PC world won’t let you dispose of them the way they should be dealt with. Maybe we shouldn’t take prisoners to start with – now, there’s an idea worth contemplating!

If my idea offends you, don’t read my blog!  (I believe we should deal with the Taliban the same way.  No prisoners!)

Published in: on September 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Comment Policy

This is my blog and I welcome comments of agreement or disagreement with my postings or other comments.  On occasion I will use “colorful metaphors” but not the “F” word or seven letter words starting with “God”.  Please do not get personal or use vulgar language whether commenting on my posts or others comments.  If you can not comment without using such speech, just don’t visit my blog.

Comments engaging in personal, vulgar, profane, or libelous remarks on me or other respondents will not be posted for viewing.  If comments appear to me to contain hate speech of any kind, I will forward said comment(s) to the appropriate authorities.

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Published in: on September 13, 2009 at 10:52 am  Leave a Comment  

About me

Welcome and thank you for reading my blog.  I hope my commentary will inspire you to comment.

My name is Bruce Hartmetz.  No nickname; though, my wife, “V”, has a few pet names for me that I cannot repeat…  I am the father of two fine young men – daddys themselves and the proud grandfather of two.

As the blog name implies, I am a Patriot.  I served in the US Army from 1972-1976 in the tank corps.  I volunteered for Vietnam but the Army chose instead to send me to Erlangen, Germany in 1974.  I was also in Law Enforcement as a Reserve Officer and a Deputy Sheriff, both in Kansas.

I am a firm believer in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights!

I am currently a registered Republican but will change that to Independent before the next election as Colorado doesn’t recognize Patriot as a legitimate party affiliation.  I decided to change my affiliation because the Republican Party has forgotten who they are and no longer represent me.

Some of my favorite authors are: Joel Rosenberg; Steven Coonts; Tom Clancy; Tim LaHaye/Jerry B. Jenkins; and Col. Oliver North, to name a few.  I love sports, especially baseball!

Again, Welcome and thank you for visiting.

All posts are copyrighted by me in the month and year they are written and posted.

Published in: on September 8, 2009 at 2:22 pm  Leave a Comment