About

I’m not a mystery. I like to write. I have definite opinions on things, and I try to be consistent at all times.  At times I use invective that would make the weaker sort soil their panties, but I do try to be polite to all visitors unless they really piss me off.

A few random facts about me courtesy of Facebook:

1. Do you like bleu cheese? On occasion

2. Have you ever been bitten by a dog? no

3. Do you own a Gun?  “A” gun?

4. Favorite Kool Aid:  BLECH

5. Do you get nervous before a doctor appointment ? Yes

6. What do you think of hot dogs?  Meh.

7. Do you give money or other things to panhandlers?  Only if they hold up cool signs or entertain me in some way.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee

9. Can you do push ups? Yes, but not recently due to shoulder surgery.

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?  My white gold and diamond heart pendant, which is one of very few things that doesn’t make me break out in rashes.

11. What is your favorite hobby?  Blogging

12. Do you have A. D. D ?   Mild

13. Do you wear glasses/contacts?   Nope

14. Middle name: Nickole

15. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? coffee, peach flavored sugar free red tea with lime juice, water

16. Current hate right now:  Liars, deadbeats, and fathers who ignore their children.

17. Favorite place to be? Bed

18. Where would you like to go?   Back to Belgium. Love Belgium.

19.  Do you own slippers?  Yes, they’re pig slippers given to me by my friend Jess

20. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, they’re slippery and cold

21. Can you whistle? Yes.

22. Would you be a pirate? Only if I didn’t have to hack off a limb or poke out an eye to have a peg leg and an eye patch.  Oh, and no parrots. Not fond of birds.

23. What do you sing in the shower? Broadway tunes

24. What vehicle do you drive? 2010 Nissan Versa

25. Worst injury you’ve ever had?  Torn ACL, MCL and Meniscus in my right knee that required surgery and screws; torn labrum in my right shoulder that still hasn’t healed correctly, and I still don’t have full range of motion in that arm.

26. Do you have any tattoos? Nope

Some other random facts:

I love mango salsa and weird pizzas such as asiago and mushrooms.

I spent a total of 8 years in the Army.

I was a broadcast journalist and a print journalist… and a public affairs specialist… and my dumbass OIC’s all around bitch on deployment.

I love animals. You abuse them? I curbstomp your stupid ass.

I curse. Even in front of my kids.

I let my kids curse, as long as they know the difference between dropping the “F” bomb at home and behaving like civilized human beings in public.

I let my kids play “M” rated games and watch “R” and “NC-17” rated moves. They are mature enough to handle it, and will ask questions freely and openly.

I was born in what once was known as the USSR. I came to the US when I was eight with my parents.

I had both my tonsils and adenoids taken out without anesthesia. The wonders of socialized medicine.

I like to have long conversations with strippers. Most of them aren’t as stupid as most of you will believe. I find them fascinating as people.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Spider Man. I spent a lot of time trying to climb walls.

I also wanted to be an astronaut, a psychiatrist, a lawyer, a stock broker and a porn star. I became a Soldier.

I am not to be pigeonholed. I’m fiscally conservative. I believe in a small federal government. I believe in fiscal responsibility. I loathe politicians who like imposing their religious and moral views on me via government force. I loathe politicians. Period. I believe gays should have the same rights as straight people. I believe no politician has the right to tell us whom to love or with whom we’re “authorized” to spend the rest of our lives. I believe people should read, drink, eat or otherwise ingest what they feel is right, as long as they are adults, make their own decisions, do not impose those decisions on children, and do not harm anyone else with their actions.

I love my boyfriend, my kids, my pets and my friends and family.

I loathe racism and have a visceral reaction to it.

The worst thing anyone can do to me is lie.

I have very strong reactions to many things, and I will vent those reactions on here.

I don’t blog for anyone else but myself.  If you are offended, please feel free to leave and not come back.

Any questions?

41 responses

  1. Hello Nicki. Followed you over here from TAH. Will bookmark n read you after my morning hit of TAH. Like the way you think: “beaten to a bloody pulp with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire”,/b>
    I will hit your FB page too, and send a friend request. I am “Frankie Cee” there. You may have seen my widget in the center column at TAH offering military designs in my Cafepress shop.
    Thank you for your service, Ma’am.

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  2. Ooops, blew the html code above. Meant to “bold” your words, not the whole rest of the comment. G’rrrr.
    Can’t find a Facebook hookup. Sheesh, ol’ farts have it tough with this new technology.
    Frankie Cee

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    1. Hey, Frankie – Good to see you.

      I’m not searchable on FB, but you might be able to find me if you’re friends with TSO on there.

      If not, send me an email addy, and I’ll add you.

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  3. I don’t know where you live, but you certainly have the Republican Party in FL pegged, as well as ACU and Al Cardenas. I live in FL and can tell you its worse than what you think. The FL GOP party is lead by RINOs and socialists. This article on Red State, which shows you are right.
    http://www.redstate.com/jameslampe/?p=5&preview=true

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  4. Nicki,
    Had a major compuker crash and could not retrieve my favorite blog sites.
    Damned if I could remeber but a few names. Found yours via the ROTT.
    Glad to be reading your material again.
    Keep up the good work.

    mjb

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  5. I just saw you on CNN, congratulations and thanks for your service to our country and your blog
    DMC

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    1. Thank you so very much for stopping by!:)

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  6. jessemathewson | Reply

    I love your “about”:) well played!:)

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  7. Need your help!

    Here is the Situation: There is a person who has the same Name as I, this person from NJ is being blogged as a phony by many people there is a Photo of him at his wedding in uniform with awards he did not earn (Stolen Valor) and there is another side to this, Paul Tillson from OR. here is the repercussions to Paul Tillson from Oregon, from the actions from Paul Tillson from New Jersey, I’ll start with a little about me, Paul Tillson for OR. I served in the United States Army from 1982 to 1990 with a break in service when I served in the Oregon Army National Guard, so I have one Honorable Discharge from the National Guard and two Honorable Discharges from the Regular Army the last was a medical discharge for injury sustained in the line of duty (No Purple heart) my Disability percentage allowed me to go to college under the Veterans administration’s Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation program, and I received my BS in MIS, when I graduated our economy was failing and Jobs are difficult to obtain, so I started my own IT company that is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and does On Line Computer Repair.

    So here is my dilemma: when a prospective client Google’s my name “Paul Tillson” their are many links to the Paul Tillson from NJ and unless had seen me because they would know he is not me, they could easily assume that this person in NJ is me, and I know that would not do business with that person. Because my Company can repair computers remotely, we can repair a computer anywhere as long as the computer can connect to the Internet (if it can’t then we instruct on how to connect).

    Solutions: Change my name? (I like my name), hire people to blog about my company and include my name, to make his name drop on his ranking? (can be expensive), I know I can add a photo of myself, and add my middle name to my website, create a drive for Facebook Likes on http://www.pcwebfix.com so my Facebook Friends can click the like button there.

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    1. Hmmmmm. Yeah, I remember Tillson. Let me ask around.

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  8. HI, Nicki! I would like to contact you about possibly posting about my dissertation on your site. I am trying to reach out to veterans for a study about marriage and alcohol. Is there a way that I can contact you? Thanks! CJ

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    1. Hi, CJ – drop me an email at ialeksandrovnaATyahoo.com

      Offhand, it doesn’t exactly sound like something I usually deal with on this site, but drop an email anyway.

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  9. So where can one write to you?

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  10. Nicki!!!❤ It's been so long since I've actually SEEN YOU seen you. Last time I saw you we were in Kosovo.❤ Looking forward to more blogs. Take care❤ Much loves! xoxoxoxoxo

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  11. Hello!! Thank you for your posts on Absolute Auto Sales! I purchased a 2007 yukon – financing fell through and they are holding $3000.00 deposit of mines and refusing to give me a refund. Please keep me updated on your situation.

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    1. The final outcome is that he didn’t give me any kind of information. I had to research everything myself. I wound up getting rid of the piece of shit lemon he sold me 5 months after I bought it. Traded it in for a Jeep. Thank god. $5000 in repairs in five months. No thanks.

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  12. Asiago and mushroom? That doesn’t sound strange, that sounds pretty awesome–especially if you accidentally spilled evenly over the surface sweet peppers, vidalia onions, finely chopped garlic and bacon. Or not.

    Your writing “voice” sounds familiar (albeit more conversational.) Have I read you?

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    1. Now I’m hungry!!! OMG that sounds awesome!

      Not sure if you’ve read me. I used to write gun rights quite a bit more.

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  13. Just found your blog. Followed a link from SNAFU I think. Agree with all you say but I do take exception with one comment you made about Chelsea Clinton last September. $600,000 and EARNED do not belong together. Verbs like given, took or stole are more fitting. I’m 68, retired Air Force and retired again and can’t think of more than a handful of politicians or other personalities that have EARNED their salaries. It’s easy for so-called journalists to point out corruption in places like Russia, Putin’s son-in-law for example, and then ignore the same or worse by our elected representatives and those they appoint. Keep up your good work. I’ll spread the your words among my friends.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and your service. Good to have you here.

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  14. (This is an abbreviated copy of an e-mail I sent to Ialeksandrovna@yahoo.com.)

    Hi Nicki,

    I came to your blog from the recommendation and link at Blackfive. Your military and academic background encourage me to ask:

    I invite your review of my explanation of the law and policy, fact basis of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) drawn from the primary sources of the mission.

    Excerpt from the preface:
    “Here is my latest attempt to set the record straight on Operation Iraqi Freedom by drawing on primary sources, including the Gulf War ceasefire UN Security Council resolutions that set the “governing standard of Iraqi compliance” (UNSCR 1441), the US law and policy to “bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations” (P.L. 105-235), the conditions and precedents that set the stage for OIF, and the determinative fact findings of Iraq’s breach of ceasefire that triggered enforcement, to explain the law and policy, fact basis – i.e., the why – of the mission.”

    On the law and the facts, the decision for OIF was correct. Yet the Iraq intervention has been controversial largely because the grounds have been regularly misconstrued in the political discourse. Prevalent misconceptions about the why of OIF have detrimentally influenced public perception on national-security affairs as well as policy decision-making. I hope my explanation can help set the record straight on the law and policy, fact basis – the why – of OIF.

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  15. Hi Nicki,

    I e-mailed you at Ialeksandrovna@yahoo.com. I tried posting an abbreviated version of the e-mail here, but it appears that any comment with a link to my blog is being blocked as spam.

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  16. (This is an abbreviated copy of an e-mail I sent to ialeksandrovna at yahoo.com.)

    Hi Nicki,

    I came to your blog from the recommendation and link at Blackfive. Your military and academic background encourage me to ask:

    I invite your review of my explanation of the law and policy, fact basis of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) drawn from the primary sources of the mission.

    Excerpt from the preface:
    “Here is my latest attempt to set the record straight on Operation Iraqi Freedom by drawing on primary sources, including the Gulf War ceasefire UN Security Council resolutions that set the “governing standard of Iraqi compliance” (UNSCR 1441), the US law and policy to “bring Iraq into compliance with its international obligations” (P.L. 105-235), the conditions and precedents that set the stage for OIF, and the determinative fact findings of Iraq’s breach of ceasefire that triggered enforcement, to explain the law and policy, fact basis – i.e., the why – of the mission.”

    On the law and the facts, the decision for OIF was correct. Yet the Iraq intervention has been controversial largely because the grounds have been regularly misconstrued in the political discourse. Prevalent misconceptions about the why of OIF have detrimentally influenced public perception on national-security affairs as well as policy decision-making. I hope my explanation can help set the record straight on the law and policy, fact basis – the why – of OIF.

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    1. Eric, it’s weird, but I didn’t see any of your posts until today, and I usually check the spam trap. I would love to review, but my time is limited now that I’m back at work, so it might be a while. Hope that’s OK.

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    2. Whenever it’s convenient is fine. My explanation is sectioned FAQ style, so you needn’t bite it off whole in one sitting. Given your background, I think it will interest you.

      Feel free to delete the multiple versions of my 2 comments in the thread. I was trying different links using redirect posts to the OIF FAQ explanation, all of which I’ve deleted, to try working around the spam blocker before I accepted that the basic URL to my blog, rather than just individual posts on my blog, was being blocked.

      (Test:) Here’s a direct link to my explanation.

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  17. Hi Nicki,

    I e-mailed you at ialeksandrovna AT yahoo.com. I tried posting an abbreviated version of the e-mail here, but it appears that comments with a link to my blog are being blocked as spam.

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  18. […] I may or may not agree with (Plausible Deniability). I sure did enjoy reading it – Thanks Nicki  & word out to Rob […]

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  19. Greetings, Ms. Nicki:

    I wasn’t sure how to contact you, and spamming one of the blog threads or scraping the WHOIS record seemed inappropriate, so here it is.

    This is a minor, theoretical question for both you and your politically experienced husband, Mr. Rob. One understands that he has served as the chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia. Just out of curiosity, what do you both think of the concept of a small, liberty-minded PAC (political action committee) that focuses on clear, simple messages?

    Notwithstanding my own habitual employment of dollar words for casual posts, I’ve long thought that slamming home simple lessons over and over with words suitable for mass audiences could be useful.

    “Hillary Clinton lied to you. She knowingly abandoned our people in Benghazi. They died horribly because she wanted to pretend there were no problems. Do you want this person to be your President?”

    “Ted Cruz is a Latino. Ted Cruz is a man. Above all, Ted Cruz is an American. He believes in our country with all his heart. He will protect your jobs and your freedom.”

    You get the idea. Also, one contemplates freely available Flash or other animations that hammer home such messages. Website owners download them and post them without charge. Aided by a thoughtful social-media campaign and guerrilla marketing, this perhaps helps tilt the electoral balance.

    Much more could be said, but this is not the place or time for it. I wrote to you fellows first because while I don’t curse a lot myself, it’s tiring to have to tiptoe around. I also tend to be extremely angry about commievermin and about Islamovermin that shriek that Christians and Jews and “godless atheists” deserve to be terrorized and murdered, but that’s another story. Some of my harshest words would scare the hell out of a bunch of people. Screw them. I think *you* understand.

    I’m not openly posting my own name in this post either because it’s too dangerous for my struggling business activities. I have to live. Too many potential clients are way liberal. I simply can’t afford to be *that* noisy, at least not yet.:/

    Honestly, I can’t afford to play at politics at all. I want desperately to not be dragged into this mess. The starving wolverine on one side and the rabid jackal on the other side give me no choice, though. Well, I *could* leap from the rock into the deep blue sea, but that option sucks donkey balls. Also, I’m still haunted by the thought that my humble effects might have made a difference in 2012 had I not been skulking in the shadows.

    Grrr.

    In any case, this is just a casual post asking what you think of the basic idea of avoiding the mistakes of other political-action committees. They keep letting themselves be suckered into stupid rope-a-dope games with the winged monkeys on the left. They keep missing the simplest and most powerful emotional appeals. They keep spending a lot of money on ineffective television commercials that miss the point. They don’t really understand mind war. If Mister Blubbering Idiot gets the nomination, then the prospective PAC could attack the other camp without actually promoting The Donald. This preserves the formal mission of helping the Republican camp without compromising personal principles. I’m especially thinking of larger funding milieus such as the Koch brothers’ network. It’s a possibility.

    https://washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/01/06/mapping-the-koch-brothers-massive-political-network/

    Anyways, if this post piques your interest or inspires thoughts, then please drop me a line at the email address on record for my nickname. Your WordPress installation does store email addresses for posters, right? If not, please respond here, and I’ll try that email address that appears in another post.

    Regards, “The Madman”

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    1. It could be effective, but the messaging and targeting would have to be very carefully crafted and planned.

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  20. Yup! In spite of careful proofreading, I missed the word “effects,” which should have been the word “efforts.” For the love of Mike — why? Why do I keep messing up basic proofreading? Oh, well. Never say die!

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  21. Thank you for the feedback.

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  22. Paul L. Quandt | Reply

    “I don’t blog for anyone else but myself. If you are offended, please feel free to leave and not come back.”

    I like your style.

    Paul

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  23. Hi Nicki, I would very much like your opinion of Yuri Bezmenov. He’s a KGB defector with some scary claims about how the Soviets undermine countries. I believe that he may explain a lot about U.S. politics from the 1960’s to present. The links will give you a starting point for your own research. What’s your opinion?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Bezmenov

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    1. So I can absolutely understand why Bezmenov sees the KGB boogiemen under every bed. They really do some crazy subversive things. That said, nowadays their strategy is quite a bit different. They’re playing a soft power long game and are funding some dangerous groups under the guise of charity, humanitarian aid, etc.

      Griffin is a lunatic and a Bilderberger conspiritard a la InfoTards, so I discount much of what he thinks and says, even though his “Creature from Jekyll Island” book has some good information on debt based economics.

      Bezmenov has been there and done that, but FSB tactics of today I think are a bit different, smarter, more nuanced, and less overtly subversive than they were when it was KGB. The Information Age has forced a change in tactics for obvious reasons.

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  24. I’ve not interested in Griffin, he’s incidental. The John Birch Society was pretty much discredited decades ago. In this case though, they seem to have struck gold with Bezmenov. There are a lot more recordings and some books by Bezmenov, most of which are not related to Griffin.

    So if I understand your point correctly, Bezmenov is substantially correct, only the details have changed over the decades?

    Not many people seem to know about Bezmenov and he was a huge eye opener for me.

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  25. Howdy,
    I would like to post a comment on an article which was forwarded to me, but I did not see a box like this at the bottom of the comment thread. I saw the “Log Your Ass in” thing, but it seems unnecessarily complicated.
    Respectfully,
    Clayton

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    1. You don’t have to log in to respond. But the article may be too old to take comments. We close them after 120 days. Which article were you looking at?

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  26. It was an article about the Convention of States project.
    In Liberty,
    Clayton

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    1. I had altered the comments section this past weekend to allow for more comments. It used to be that the comments closed within 21 days, so I switched it to 120, which is the longest WordPress will allow me to keep them open. Because it’s an older piece written by my husband a while back, I guess the 120 day window is up. Sorry about that! I’m not sure why that particular piece is getting all the traffic again after all these months.

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