Wednesday, January 18, 2017

HIT THE LINK

This is a fascinating link. Go there. Now.  Every single line is a different category. The colored line is just one of many widely different measures of opinion on wildly different topics. Read and enjoy!


CHANGING ASPECT OF LAW

It's always amusing to see a man like Gavin Newscumm threaten and bluster to use the law as a club with which to beat on the Federal government headed by Trump.
The state lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, who is running for governor, said California could use its stringent environmental protection law to block Mr. Trump from building a wall along the Mexican border. In Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers are pressing bills to expand environmental protections, provide legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation and raise gasoline taxes to pay for highway construction.
“An earned-income tax credit,” said Anthony Rendon, the speaker of the Assembly. “Huge infusions for early-childhood education. Those types of things are certainly things that we are interested in doing.”
These are both funny for what they say about the detachment from reality of those who rule in California. I don't expect Trump to do anything drastic except, forbid any executive agency to spend a penny in California and to withold all federal funds from the state and sanctuary cities until the voters turf out the aristocracy that they have somehow found themselves saddled with.

Make no mistake, the voters are deeply tired of the leaders they find themselves with. Do you really think the voters approve of paying the city manager $810,000 a year or paying a jail psychologist more than the President of the United States? No. They just haven't had a choice in far too long. Given the choice, I expect they'd like to see what ails California ended and jailed.
The daughter of Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) was paid nearly $70,000 by her mother’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle. Karen Waters has been on the payroll of her mother’s campaign committee, Citizens for Waters, since 2006. She has pulled in more than $600,000 for her services since that time.
Karen is in charge of endorsement mailers, known as “slate mailers,” for her mother’s campaign. The slate mailer operation has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for Waters’ federal campaign committee in recent years.
Maxine Waters, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Brown and Gavin Newscum are just the tip of the ice berg. California's ruling elite really do see themselves as above the law and aristocrats of the first water.

PARDONING THE CRIMINAL TRAITORS

I'm rather surprised Obama hasn't pardoned Snowden. It's bad enough he commuted Manning's sentence to 7 years of the 35 he was awarded by the court. Obama really is a thoroughly despicable thing.
President Obama on Tuesday commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of a 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted Mr. Obama’s administration and brought global prominence to WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures. 
President Obama on Tuesday pardoned James E. Cartwright, a retired Marine Corps general and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. about his discussions with reporters about Iran’s nuclear program, saving him from a possible prison sentence.
General Cartwright, who was a key member of Mr. Obama’s national security team in his first term and earned a reputation as the president’s favorite general, pleaded guilty late last year to misleading investigators looking into the leaking of classified information about cyberattacks against Iran.
Everything this dangerous twit has done appears to be done to damage America. 3 more days and hopefully we'll see the end of this horrible man.

HISTORY REPEATS ENDLESSLY

Here it is, just a few days before Trump's Inauguration, and the local public endurance station is broadcasting the story of Lincoln's assassination by the most despicable wretches of the age. It's hard to watch this and not see in Wilkes-Booth the same motivations that shape and power those awful scum so filled with hatred at Trump. Makes you wonder how many attempts they will make on the life of the man, his wife, his children...

The scum of the earth don't like Republican Presidents around here. It always amazes me that those completely twisted by hatred and contempt don't think of themselves as in any way abnormal.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CAPTAIN EUGENE CERNAN

Another good man, one of the rarest, has stepped into the clearing at the end of the path. He was the last man to step foot on the moon when he followed Jack Schmitt into the lunar lander for liftoff and return to earth. I join most of the Americans of my generation who never thought that the last man on the moon would be Cernan in the year 1972. It took years for me to accept that the lightness of being that had one time gripped America had slipped away, almost unnoticed until the Challenger brought the fact home to us all that America had given up on the space race and was no longer interested in pushing out the phyical frontiers.


EUGENE CERNAN SALUTES THE FLAG ON THE MOON DECEMBER, 1972

Sunday, January 15, 2017

IMAGINE

They fought all the way to Berlin.


Once our Armies went feet dry on Europe it was all over for the 3rd Reich. And yet, as the Reich contracted from Odessa in the east and Normandy in the west and Italy in the south, those poor bastards continued to fight like demons. When they lost, they lost big. They lost everything.

It's hard to believe that Merkel proved worse for them then surrender to the allies. All the real Germans? Yeah, they proved good enough to die at our hands because. We are still learning what the USSR did in the east but they did give NATO and Germany Angela Merkel, the little Red Guard of Destruction.

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

A developer is taking over the government of here. He's not an organizer or a politician. I'm rather looking forward to the next four years.


Truth be told, I worked in defense at it's core when Bush took the job and I was deeply impressed with a man most people hate to death. Shortly before 9/11 that man wrote a directive designed to kill DoD5000. 9/11 killed the initiative.

I think Trump and his people will lift that dead weight off us. That would be nice.

LETHAL CLEANUPS

When you read about the EPA reducing another nightmare site like Love Canal do you ever wonder just how they do it? When they "clean" a nuclear waste dump, what exactly did they do to it? When you think about it, what they did was scrape the topsoil into trucks and then drive them to some landfill somewhere where they reburied it.

How did that "clean" the problem? Well, it was moved outside the environment....

Saturday, January 14, 2017

THERE IS A STORY

I used to listen to some of the more junior petty officers at various commands who would sometimes, late at night, bring up the story they heard from a friend who had a friend who served as helmsman on a ship late one night, probably long after midnight while the ship was steaming independently on some nameless ocean in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by nothing at all and the story then took on a departure that is unique to sea stories everywhere for this is, in fact, a genuine, 'no shit'3r'.

He was helmsman and the infant son of Mickety Mouse was the Junior Officer of the Deck and Conning Officer on this destroyer, frigate, minesweeper ship and the helmsman just knew that the pencil necked geek wouldn't notice if he just put on 2 or 3 degrees of constant left or right rudder and made the ship sail in a giant circle all while the ignorant unknowing product of the Severn School for Boys failed to notice because, dark out there and no visible horizon.

Modern sailors probably no longer tell these sorts of stories. Modern US Navy warships are more like women at restaurants powdering their noses at the same time. They don't ever travel alone anymore. Somebody senior has to keep an eye on them or they get up to the damnedest things all unsupervised and left to their own devices. Nope. Never happen today. No way.

Not like this sort of thing which is pretty much a product of all the servcices. The only 'clean' Front Office staff usually has a CWO2/3/4 in charge and they don't usually do crap like this.


Our man JQP doesn't understand the little things that do motivate the hell out of people at this level of war. If I had such a job as this guy did would I have tried to slip in a Captain General of Air Force? You're damned right I would! And if I got a citation this fuc#ed up you can bet it would be the only one I ever framed and hung on the wall of my office. This is a golden treasure. Somebody appears to have gotten a signature stamp for a 3 star general and used it to good purpose.

I worked again and again and again and again for COMUSNAVCENT. This would not be possible there but I always wondered about our paramilitary on the other side of the causeway at JTF-SWA. Those guys were capable of any kind of lunacy at the drop of a hat and it only got worse when Stormin Norman moved in.

T H I S  I S  A N  U N F A C T  C H E C K E D  A R T I C L E. But still  funny.....and crooked.

Friday, January 13, 2017

JUSTICE INVESTIGATES FBI

Justice in this country has departed. It will surely end with show trials and the triumph of New Speak, but the comedy is just beginning as the DOJ finds a towering pillar of probity, honesty and integrity who will investigate the FBI over its handling of Hillary Clinton's wanton and knowing release of Top Secret, SCI and Special Access Program information to any  hacker worth his or her salt who bothered to look at her unsecured and unclassified network and servers. I don't actually think such men exist in the DOJ anymore. The last man of integrity to work there left many years ago and now writes interesting columns about the shameful misdeeds and injustice enacted by those he left behind in the vasty halls of darkness known to us as the Department of Justice.

It looks from the Bloomberg article like all the people that are accountable to the people are planning to recuse themselves from any involvement in the new witch hunt and let the unimportant dogsbodies do the digging, rooting around, and investigating before everything is once again stitched up as beyond mortal ken and best left alone and misremembered much the way that jackass Walter Cronkite screwed up the true meaning of the Tet Offensive and the utter destruction of the Viet Cong.

I almost hate to write this but what we appear to need now is our own Court of the Star Chamber. It seems that our DOJ makes deals with powerful and rich crooks and thieves and fines their banks and investors billions for the misdeeds of men who are NEVER held accountable, fined and sent to prison for a few decades after looting the country because their business/bank is "too big to fail." I'm tired of it.

Shakespeare had the right of it back when the Star Chamber was just getting off to a good start in England when he wrote,  ''The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.'' You really can't go wrong with that kind of start. It was them and those like them that wrote things like civil forfeiture laws and implemented them on a society that wrote these words into their Constitution:
Amendment V
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
 Our police turned into thieves overnight because they are the law and the law allows them/encourages them, to loot the populace in the gentle name of the people. Likewise, the layering of courts and jurisdictions that mean that a man found not guilty of the crime of murder may then face the same penalties if the same case is retried as a violation of civil rights. That was a pernicious evil that should not have been allowed.

People comment on spirit of the law and the written physical meaning of the law and then they go well outside any normal barrier to reason in order to find penumbras or shadows or bright lines and lose sight of the clear and concise meaning of the English language as written into the highest law in the United States of America.

If one simply put the facts and the law, as it stands, before any group of 8th graders I think they would all find that Hillary violated the laws and should be punished. I'd make it a blind test and present the case without reference to any names or parties. I'd simply put it to them that a person knowingly violated national security laws and then tried to destroy all the evidence even after it had been subpoenaed by lawfully empowered investigators.

I think Martha Stewart might have appreciated a hearing in the Star Chamber. I doubt they would have found her guilty of any crime. I don't think Hillary Clinton can say the same. If she went before the Court of the Star Chamber, she'd be escorted to Tower Hill and her head would be lopped off. On the other hand, to use the delightful phrase she seemed to find so potent and powerful as Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady, "at this point, what does it really matter anyway?"

Exactly. This evil barnacle of spite and hate has finally fallen from the body politic and will have to live or semi-live the remainder of her life knowing that she had the presidency in her very grasp and lost it all because she could not, even once, bring herself to behave in an honorable and upright fashion. Future generations will write scholarly articles about the loathsome critter and wonder that any sane person could vote for such a foul creature. To this day, those that voted for her cannot point to a single achievement she ever accomplished whether as Mrs. Governor of Arkansas, Mrs. First Lady, Senator from New York, or as Secretary of State. She was, at the end, a big fat nothingburger.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

BUFFOONS GOTTA BUFFOON

Layers of fact checkers. Keen observers of the political happenings. Bright eyed observers and speakers of truth to power.....

sadly, all we get is buffoons to the left of us, buffoons to the right; an ocean of buffoons.

You see the problem with the article of course. Mattis isn't being considered for Secretary of State. Oh, and there is no limit on appointing anybody to the position of Secretary of State. Any imbecile or stupid traitorous jackass can get that job without needing any kind of waiver.

CHANGING THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

Astute readers may have picked up that I based much of my 30 years in the navy out of San Diego with some time off in the Bay Area before moving back to Solana Beach. I was never a Chargers fan. My team has been the Redskins since very long ago but I don't really pay all that much attention to the sport.

When I returned from the Bay Area a couple of years before the new millennium, the Chargers had signed a sweet deal with teh citie whereby the citizen/taxpayers of San Diego agreed to spend umpteen million on improvements to Jack Murphy stadium and guarantee 100% ticket sales even if that meant that the citizen/slave/taxpayers paid for the unsold tickets and let politicians of the citie hand them out to their cronies and ward healers. And so it was done. For year after year as the Chargers got worse and worse and ticket sales plummetted.

The threat by Spanos was always, 'do this and do it my way or I'm taking my team and hitting the highway.' We always knew the day would come. That family has as much of the milk of human kindness and respect for decency as a rattlesnake. Today, the rattlesnake bit and told the world that the Bolts were moving to LA.

I would just like to say, good riddance! San Diego doesn't need a team so awful and so worthless that it alone lost to the Cleveland Browns this year. The only team the Browns beat was the San Diego Chargers. Can you say, 'hit the road Dean?'

I knew you could.

Now we get to see some real grovelling as the citie leaders haul out their daughters of marriageable age and promise them to any NFL owner who will move to the city for anything up to $400 million in cash and a brand new, built at 100% taxpayer expense, downtown football stadium they'll build on spec.

I blame global warming.....................and Bush.

APOSTASY OF THE CHURCH

If the mainline churches ever wonder why their numbers are diminishing it might have to do with what they preach and how they preach it. It's interesting that they increased for centuries right up until the collapse of western civilization in the 1960s. I would say this Scottish church takes the biscuit if it wasn't for that little protestant church in Canada who support their athiest pastor in her attempt to remain their minister of the faith. 4 of 19 voted to let her stay as an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada. I love the quibble:

In challenging Vosper’s suitability for ministry, the church took the unprecedented step of asking itself whether there is a line. The majority of the 23-member review decided she has crossed it.
That's funny. When I was a boy there were these ever so bright lines and one knew the boundaries and the path to hell was paved with good intentions. Nowadays, ministers and priests appear to approve and support child rape and molestation and couldn't find a boundary if it was a 10 mile high wall in their path. I'm rather surprised at the Toronto Review Committee. I would not have thought they had it in them. Of course, 4 of them don't.

I see that somebody has deleted the video that came with the first link. Too bad. It was all good intentions all around.

DEMOCRATS AND RULE OF LAW

This is why I thoroughly despise all democrats. They are quiet in the face of democratic tyranny and afraid of the mob. They believe in tyranny and domination of the party out of power at any price, at all costs.

HOW TO TREAT FAKE NEWS

Trump looks like he will preside they way he won and won't take prisoners along the way. I'm kind of happy to see it happen because there is no bigger source of fake news than CNN. We'll have to be wary if Trump treats all of the representatives from the 4th estate like the enemy but I think we can safely assume that 3/4's of them truly are enemies of the Republic and can safely be ignored.

I hope that he goes on as he has because those cretins need to learn that their lies and actions have direct consequences. How long will they survive if the president simply ignores them?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SCUM OF THE EARTH

I am a little disgusted with law enforcement types all over the world. I have also come to loath and despise everyone who works, in any capacity, in the mainstream news media. It's not enough that law enforcement totally tanked during the investigation into the appearance on Hillary Clinton's unclassified mail server of Top Secret, SCI and SAP information, it has to include the media who brushed it all under the carpet in the twinkling of a jaundiced eye.

Tonight I see that the shooter in Fort Lauderdale who was in the hands of the FBI, who took away his gun and then gave it back to him, must have known that he was a muslim convert who went the full jihadi route and nobody is telling the people that another muslim terrorist has killed Americans in this country again. Nobody. Not law enforcement, not homeland security, not the mainstream media.

I wonder if these people will make a full reversal of their vile and despicable behavior after 20 January and start laying all of the blame for these attacks at the feet of the President and his cabinet appointees. I don't really. I know they will.

Friday, January 6, 2017

THERMO-NUCLEAR OPTION

One of the problems with Trump's pending reforms to the government revolved around the dedicated bureaucrats who are firmly entrenched, armed to the teeth with millions of regulations, hedged around with administrative rules governing misconduct that take the teeth out of any attempt to punish them for intransigence or failure to support the goals of the administration and prepared to fight to the death to preserve all the foulest aspects of the EPA, Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, etc. Well, sucks to be them.

If they prove to be as obdurate and malodorous after the 20th of January, Congress is preparing to use napalm and other scorched earth tactics to take them down.

House Republicans this week reinstated an arcane procedural rule that enables lawmakers to reach deep into the budget and slash the pay of an individual federal worker — down to $1 — a move that threatens to upend the 130-year-old civil service. 
The Holman Rule, named after an Indiana congressman who devised it in 1876, empowers any member of Congress to propose amending an appropriations bill to single out a government employee or cut a specific program.
I can live with that. There are a lot of bureaucrats who are willing to go to the wall in order to defend the indefensible and it is time to rein them in because we don't work for them, they work for us. They've mostly lost sight of that over the last 60 years.

HISTORY OF THE CAR RADIO

I thought this was interesting:

Seems like cars have always had radios, but they didn't. Here's the story:

One evening, in 1929, two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering
drove their girlfriends to a lookout point high above the Mississippi River town of Quincy, Illinois, to watch the sunset.  It was a romantic night to be sure, but one of the women observed that  it would be even nicer if they could listen to music in the car.  Lear and Wavering liked the idea. Both men had tinkered with radios (Lear served as a radio operator in the U.S. Navy during World War I) and it wasn't long before they were taking apart a home radio and trying to get it to work in a car.

But it wasn't easy: automobiles have ignition switches, generators, spark plugs, and other electrical equipment that generate noisy static interference, making it nearly impossible to listen to the radio when the engine was running.  One by one, Lear and Wavering identified and eliminated each source of electrical interference.

When they finally got their radio to work, they took it to a radio convention in Chicago .  There they met Paul Galvin , owner of  Galvin Manufacturing Corporation. He made a product called a "battery eliminator", a device that allowed battery-powered radios to run on household AC current.  But as more homes were wired for electricity, more radio manufacturers made AC-powered radios.  Galvin needed a new product to manufacture. When he met Lear and Wavering at the radio convention, he found it. He believed that mass-produced, affordable car radios had the potential to become a huge business.

Lear and Wavering set up shop in Galvin's factory, and when they perfected their first radio, they installed it in his Studebaker. Then Galvin went to a local banker to apply for a loan. Thinking it might sweeten the deal, he had his men install a radio in the banker's Packard. Good idea, but it didn't work –
Half an hour after the installation, the banker's Packard caught on fire. (They didn't get the loan.) Galvin didn't give up.

He drove his Studebaker nearly 800 miles to Atlantic City to show off the radio at the 1930 Radio Manufacturers Association convention.  Too broke to afford a booth, he parked the car outside the convention hall and cranked up the radio so that passing conventioneers could hear it. That idea worked -- He got enough orders to put the radio into production.

WHAT'S IN A NAME
That first production model was called the 5T71.

Galvin decided he needed to come up with something a little catchier.  In those days many companies in the phonograph and radio businesses used the suffix "ola" for their names - Radiola, Columbiola, and Victrola were three of the biggest.

Galvin decided to do the same thing, and since his radio was intended for use in a motor vehicle, he decided to call it the Motorola.  But even with the name change, the radio still had problems:

When Motorola went on sale in 1930, it cost about $110 uninstalled, at a time when you could buy a brand-new car for $650, and the country was sliding into the Great Depression.  (By that measure, a radio for a new car would cost about $3,000 today.)

In 1930, it took two men several days to put in a car radio -- The dashboard had to be taken apart so that the receiver and a single speaker could be installed, and the ceiling had to be cut open to install the antenna. These early radios ran on their own batteries, not on the car battery, so holes had to be cut into the floorboard to accommodate them.  The installation manual had eight complete diagrams and 28 pages of instructions. Selling complicated car  radios that cost 20 percent of the price of a brand-new car wouldn't have been easy in the best of  times, let alone during the Great Depression –

Galvin lost money in 1930 and struggled for a couple of years after that. But things picked up in 1933 when Ford began offering Motorola's pre-installed at the factory.

In 1934 they got another boost when Galvin struck a deal with B.F. Goodrich tire company to sell and install them in its chain of tire stores.  By then the price of the radio, with installation included, had dropped to $55. The Motorola car radio was off and running. (The name of the company would be officially changed from Galvin Manufacturing to "Motorola" in 1947.)

In the meantime, Galvin continued to develop new uses for car radios. In 1936, the same year that it introduced push-button tuning, it also introduced the Motorola Police Cruiser, a standard car radio that was factory preset to a single frequency to pick up police broadcasts.

In 1940 he developed the first handheld two-way radio -- The Handy-Talkie –for the U. S. Army.

A lot of the communications technologies that we take for granted today were born in Motorola labs in the years that followed World War II. In 1947 they came out with the first television for under $200. In 1956 the company introduced the world's first pager; in 1969 came the radio and television equipment that was used to televise Neil Armstrong's first steps on the Moon.
In 1973 it invented the world's first handheld cellular phone.

Today Motorola is one of the largest cell phone manufacturers in the world.
And it all started with the car radio.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO the two men who installed the first radio in Paul Galvin's car? Elmer Wavering and William Lear, ended up taking very different
paths in life. Wavering stayed with Motorola. In the 1950's he helped change the automobile experience again when he developed the first automotive
alternator, replacing inefficient and unreliable generators. The invention lead to such luxuries as power windows, power seats, and, eventually, air-conditioning.

Lear also continued inventing. He holds more than 150 patents. Remember eight-track tape players? Lear invented that.  But what he's really famous for are his contributions to the field of aviation. He invented radio direction finders for planes, aided in the invention of the autopilot, designed the first fully automatic aircraft landing system, and in 1963 introduced his  most famous invention of all, the Lear Jet, the world's first mass-produced, affordable business jet. (Not bad for a guy who dropped out of school after the eighth grade.)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

PARTING SHOTS

What do snowflakes call anybody they see carrying a gun while wearing a white sheet?  From The Strategy Page.





Tuesday, December 27, 2016

REALITY ASSESSMENT

Assessment of the problem by one Marine. I don't know if it's true but he shares my thoughts about the situation fairly closely.

From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan: From the Sand Pit

It's freezing here.  I'm sitting on hard cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar'yoi Pamir River, watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave.  Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting.  I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod.  Hurts like a bastard.  The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.

The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water.  That requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy.

I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into the hand held, and shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware.  We bash some heads for a while, and then I track and record the new movement.  It's all about intelligence.  We haven't even brought in the snipers yet.  These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for.  We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin.  But you know me; I'm a romantic.  I've said it before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man.  It's not even a country.  There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government.

This is an inhospitable, rock-pit shit-hole ruled by eleventh century warring tribes.  There are no jobs here like we know jobs.  Afghanistan offers only two ways for a man to support his family, join the opium trade or join the army.  That's it.  Those are your options.  Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a party.  But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.

I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of Pashtu's, for over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say for sure: These guys, are Huns, actual, living Huns.  They LIVE to fight.  It's what they do.  It's ALL they do.  They have no respect for anything; not for themselves, their families, or for each other.  They claw at one another as a way of life.  They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor.  Just Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other's barbarism.  Cavemen with AK-47's.  Then again, maybe I'm just a cranky young bastard.

I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours.  Oh yeah!  You like to write letters, right?  Do me a favor, write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban "smart".  They are not smart.  I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is "cunning".  The Taliban are cunning, like jackals, hyenas, and wolverines.  They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, they are cowardly.  They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else.

Smart?  Bullshit!  Yeah, they're real smart,  Most can’t read, but they've spent their entire lives listening to Imams telling them about only one book (and not a very good one, as books go).  They consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil.  They're still trying to figuring out how to work a Bic lighter.  Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen.   Eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.

K, enough.  Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole.  Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.

Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives.  The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth but rather to keep you glued to the screen so you will watch the next commercial.  We've got this one under control.  The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here.  You have no idea what we're doing, and you really don't want to know.  We are your military, and we are only doing what you sent us here to do.

From a Jack Recon Marine in Afghanistan, Semper Fi.

"Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps is paying most of your share".

 Send this to your friends, so that people there will know what is really going on over here.

God Bless America.

BLOODY MINDED IMBECILITY

I have read countless pundits predicting the utter overthrow of the democratic party over the last 3 weeks. The pundits all claim that Trump and the republicans swept to victory because he channels all the things that make republicans and Midwesterners (56%) swoon with joy.

Obviously, nothing could be further from the truth. The only reason that Trump beat the democratic party's choice was because the party and their People selected the most vile, disgusting, reprehensible liar, scumbag and thief who was clearly all of those things. The People stayed home. Not in droves, but enough decided to sit out voting for such a deplorable almost human being for President.

Looking downstream, I agree that if the democratic party selects Ellison to run the DNC, they will fail again. If they choose a sane, non-racist who comes across as sympathetic to Americans and American workers, they will start immediately to vet and groom the next nominee. The vetting will be in depth this time and they will take the blinders off to actually see what is in front of them and plainly obvious to the electorate. They will not choose as "their" nominee another vicious, evil, old crony of the banks and Wall Street. They'll get a populist.

It's hard to believe they'll find one but I'm sure they'll try and then they'll do what they did in the recent election and put their thumb on the scale to make sure that person "wins" the nomination over all contenders. When that happens they will cream Trump if he runs again and any other potential republican candidates.

The problem the DNC will have is finding anybody "fit" to run as a convincing populist. All of the democratic leadership will be a decade into receiving social security and clearly regarded as elite mandarins who never worked a day in their lives and who are wealthy coastal types. They shot their leading partisan in the head when they elected Pelosi as the Minority Leader over a populist Midwesterner from a state that has produced more Presidents than any other state.

But who are the democrats who run the party? Well, I'm confidant that they're exactly the type to select Ellison to be DNC chairman and to run the ship further up on the rocks. They're wreckers, it's what they do.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


Saturday, December 17, 2016

THE NEW AMERICAN THING

If I wasn't American, I'd be afraid. Very afraid.

We don't like you very much anymore.

And just why exactly would we?

Friday, December 16, 2016

53% BOUGHT THIS

The people that run this country told us that this man is an articulate man.



Obama comes across here as a complete moron. He literally has to stop to think between one syllable words because he can't string them together.

SCIENTISTS voted for this idiot. Compare him to any modern European ruler or any past president and the only one who comes close is Jimmy Carter. This man who has been president for 8 years comes across here as a complete and total idiot.

I think the video will vanish overnight.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

DELIVERY

Can you imagine?

YOU are the one tasked to read all the emails hacked from clinton or podesta to search the turf for the gems of indescretion that people will actually believe. Between them they wrote over a hundred thousand.

Imagine your boss coming into your office with a truck dolly and dumping an 8 foot high stack of boxes containing the stolen emails of a twit named hillary or one named Podesta and telling you that your job now consisted of reading through this mass of shit until you find the gleaming gem that puts your party in power.

Every single day it is some kind of blessing that only leftist, progressive, liberal democrats go into the news business.

Talk about a shit job.