February 11, 2016

Hillary above the law?

"Flynn and other high-ranking former intelligence officials told TheDCNF they are alarmed that some of the nation’s most highly classified documents contained in a secretive program called the Special Access Program (SAP) were transferred to Clinton’s unclassified home server.
The documents “had to be moved off electronically or removed out of the secure site physically, then it had to be put onto an unclassified email system,” Flynn said. “Someone who does this is completely irresponsible, but totally unaccountable and shows a streak of arrogance to the American public that is unworthy of anyone thinking they can run for President of the United States.
Special Forces Col. James Williamson (Ret.) told TheDCNF that SAP classified documents are “the most sensitive of sensitive information” and that normal classified storage facilities, called Special Compartmentalized Information Facilities (SCIF), cannot provide adequate protection for SAP information."
"The SAP system is so restricted that one SAP clearance does not entitle a government official to access another SAP program. In addition, “Top Secret” clearances do not automatically permit a government official to view a SAP document. Government officials can only have access on a need-to-know basis.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a February 2013 guidance document, “SAPs must be established and maintained only when absolutely necessary to protect the nation’s most sensitive capabilities.”
"At least one of the emails on Clinton’s server was coded as "HSC-O," which refers to human intelligence sources in an ongoing operation, according to Fox News.
If we had a high placed human asset at a high level Taliban or al Qaeda location, that would be an HSC-O,” Williamson told TheDCNF. “So when that was compromised, and it was compromised because it was on an unclassified server in Chappaqua, conceivably that was a human agent or possibly a U.S. intelligence officer that was exposed,” he said. Chappaqua, N.Y. is the private Clinton residence where the server resided.
Waurishuk agreed, saying that having SAP documents on an unsecured server, “can result in the death of people in the field.”

Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:31pm EST
Spy agencies say Clinton emails closely matched top secret documents

“...while the FBI continues to investigate whether the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee committed felonies, discovery will proceed in federal court as to whether she deliberately thwarted federal law pertaining to document production.”

December 20, 2015

Most failed President since LBJ?

 From American Interest.com  "President Pangloss and the Refugee Crisis" "President Obama and the hand wringers generally think that the solution to the migrant crisis is to scold people for being unwilling to absorb ever growing numbers of refugees escaping from ever more disastrous failures of foreign policy. But this is a dead end. You can’t have an orderly world without a world order, and a world order can’t exist unless somebody is willing to do what it takes to defend it. President Obama’s Jeffersonian decision to let the Middle East burn without launching any American response is the direct cause of the flare-up in nativism, Islamophobia, and anti-refugee sentiment in both Europe and the United States."
"That doesn’t mean the U.S. should be sending ground troops into every conflict zone on planet Earth. Our foreign (policy) needs to be politically and economically sustainable for the long term. We need allies, we need a prudent awareness about limits and costs, and we need a strategic approach to international politics that allows us to focus our resources and attention on the things that matter most."
"But as one ex-Obama official after another has made clear, we haven’t been doing that over the last seven years—and one of the consequences is the weakening hold of exactly the values that President Obama cares most about over public opinion across the West."

"ACTUALLY, I’D SAY HIS PREMATURE IRAQ PULLOUT THE SAME YEAR WAS WORSE: Obama: My Biggest Mistake Was Not Planning For Aftermath Of Libyan Intervention In 2011. But hey, he’s got enough disastrous mistakes that reasonable people can differ as to which one was the worst."                                      Posted at 8:55 am by Glenn Reynolds
( Time will tell, Glenn, but I reckon his biggest blunder is the nuclear deal with Iran. )

December 5, 2015

Trickle Down Corruption at the border

Has the politics of allowing human traffic across the borders corrupted the U.S. Federal Govt.?
Is the Obama Administration covering up and/or suppressing records of foreign infiltrators,
(the ones that the border patrol are able to arrest)?

Judicial Watch reports on 5 Middle Eastern men in a town 30 mi. north of the border:
"Border Patrol agents spotted the men crossing a ranch property in the vicinity of Amado, which is located about 35 miles south of Tucson and has a population of 275. Two of the Middle Eastern men were carrying stainless steel cylinders in backpacks, JW’s sources say, alarming Border Patrol officials enough to call the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for backup. A multitude of federal agents descended on the property and the two men carrying the cylinders were believed to be taken into custody by the FBI.
Only three of the men’s names were entered in the Border Patrol’s E3 reporting system, which is used by the agency to track apprehensions, detention hearings and removals of illegal immigrants. E3 also collects and transmits biographic and biometric data including fingerprints for identification and verification of individuals encountered at the border. The other two men were listed as “unknown subjects,” which is unheard of, according to a JW federal law enforcement source. “In all my years I’ve never seen that before,” a veteran federal law enforcement agent told JW."
"The disturbing incident comes just days after six men—one from Afghanistan, five from Pakistan—were arrested in nearby Patagonia, a quaint ranch town that sits 20 miles north of the Mexican border city of Nogales. Federal authorities have confirmed the November 17 arrests and a local news outlet published a story that includes an official statement from the Border Patrol. Special Agent Kurt Remus in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s  (FBI) Phoenix headquarters told JW that the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces vetted and interviewed the six men and determined that there were “no obvious signs of terrorism” so they were returned to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.
However, Special Agent Remus told JW that there is no record of this week’s incident in Amado and that he knew nothing about it."

Funny how these arrests don't get mainstream press coverage.

Nearly 60 percent of illegal immigrants identified by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as criminal threats are not deported and are eventually released

November 14, 2015

Why did Obama declare Isis contained?

Did President Obama, with the CIA and other intelligence orgs advising him, really think Isis was contained?  What do the Parisians think about Obama declaring Isis contained?  How very embarrassing for Obama and his advisers.  And how chilling it is
that the American President is so divorced from reality.

Who was it that mislead the President that Isis was contained, or that it was possible to contain it?  Somebody should have to take responsibility on this disgraceful blunder.  And why isn't the press asking questions about that unfortunate Presidential declaration that Isis was contained?  It is a serious question of competency at the very top of the Obama Administration.

Mark Steyn weighs in: 
When the Allahu Akbar boys opened fire, Paris was talking about the climate-change conference due to start later this month, when the world's leaders will fly in to "solve" a "problem" that doesn't exist rather than to address the one that does. But don't worry: we already have a hashtag (#PrayForParis) and doubtless there'll be another candlelight vigil of weepy tilty-headed wankers. Because as long as we all advertise how sad and sorrowful we are, who needs to do anything?

With his usual killer comedy timing, the "leader of the free world" told George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning, America" this very morning that he'd "contained" ISIS and that they're not "gaining strength". A few hours later, a cell whose members claim to have been recruited by ISIS slaughtered over 150 people in the heart of Paris and succeeded in getting two suicide bombers and a third bomb to within a few yards of the French president. 
if M Hollande isn't prepared to end mass Muslim immigration to France and Europe, then his "pitiless war" isn't serious. And, if they're still willing to tolerate Mutti Merkel's mad plan to reverse Germany's demographic death spiral through fast-track Islamization, then Europeans aren't serious. In the end, the decadence of Merkel, Hollande, Cameron and the rest of the fin de civilisation western leadership will cost you your world and everything you love.
Dianne Feinstein said that Isis is not contained, it's expanding.  She says we have to defeat Isis.
Are there any other Democrats, who have the courage to flat out contradict Obama?

Obama's at war with climate change... won't bomb ISIS oil wells.


September 2, 2015

Obama Admin lacks transparency...I wonder why?

The following quotes are from the
TaxProf Blog

"...since 1950 Washington has operated under the Federal Records Act, which requires the government to preserve documents about its decisions."

"Since the 1960s the government has been subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), giving citizens the right to view those records. In 2009 the National Archives issued rules requiring agencies to preserve employee work on nonofficial accounts in a government record-keeping system. Then came the Obama Administration, whose modus operandi has been to hide from this legal regime. ..."

"Last Monday the IRS was forced to acknowledge to a federal court that it recently discovered that Lois Lerner (of political targeting fame) used a second, private email to conduct government work. The account was set up under the name “ Toby Miles,” and the IRS still can’t account for its contents."

"It has been two years since Congress first subpoenaed Ms. Lerner’s emails. In 2013 when Mrs. Lerner was still directing the IRS’s Exempt Organizations unit, she cautioned colleagues to be careful what they said on email; then she inquired whether the agency’s instant-messaging system was archived. Told it wasn’t, she responded by email: "Perfect." "

"Last week a federal court subpoenaed former EPA official Phillip North after a complaint by a mining concern called the Pebble Partnership. Mr. North worked from inside the EPA with outside activists to scuttle Pebble’s proposed Alaskan mining project, and he did so on private email."source

The stench of criminality from the Obama Administration:   Yet another hard drive deleted at the IRS 

July 2, 2015

US blocks attempt to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight ISIS

"The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt."
"The US has also infuriated its allies, particularly Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Gulf states, by what they perceive to be a lack of clear purpose and vacillation in how they conduct the bombing campaign. Other members of the coalition say they have identified clear Isil targets but then been blocked by US veto from firing at them."
"The Peshmerga have been successfully fighting Isil, driving them back from the gates of Erbil and, with the support of Kurds from neighbouring Syria, re-establishing control over parts of Iraq’s north-west.
But they are doing so with a makeshift armoury. Millions of pounds-worth of weapons have been bought by a number of European countries to arm the Kurds, but American commanders, who are overseeing all military operations against Isil, are blocking the arms transfers.
One of the core complaints of the Kurds is that the Iraqi army has abandoned so many weapons in the face of Isil attack, the Peshmerga are fighting modern American weaponry with out-of-date Soviet equipment." source

source for map

June 12, 2015

Vote NO on secret trade deal

"The Obama administration, House GOP leader John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have sold out American sovereignty. Their so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission will have sweeping authority over trade, immigration, environmental, labor and commerce regulations."  source

Secrecy in a trade bill?  I smell a rat.   President originally promised to run a transparent administration, and that plainly did not happen.    Obama shoved the "Affordable Care Act" down our throats, and I'll go out on a limb and state that Obama never read the bill.  Pelosi announced that we had to pass the bill before we find out what's in it.   I doubt if any Congressman or Congresswoman ever read it.  It was too big to read.  And it appears that this is the way Congress and the President can run the country without involving the voters.  Create bills too big for anyone to read.  The press ain't about to read it.   They're no help at all.  And now Paul Ryan, whom I thought was a respectable politician, comes out with this statement. ‘It’s Declassified And Made Public Once It’s Agreed To’    I reject this kind of legislation, as being deceitful and anti-Democratic.

What is the next  "too big to read" legislation?    What do the elite politicians want to shove down
our throats?    This is a splendid rationale for term limits.   Politicians, with their re-election campaign
machines and gerrymandering, are now so powerful, they feel they do not have to answer to the public. 



May 19, 2015

Obama foreign policy a rolling disaster

( Click the pic  to enlarge)
"The “sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq” that Barack Obama and Joe Biden hailed as one of Obama’s “great achievements” in 2014 has regressed into chaos as a result of Obama’s premature withdrawal of American troops. But it isn’t just Iraq. Syria is the closest thing to Hell on Earth. Iran is working away on nuclear weapons and delivery systems. Yemen has fallen to Iran’s proxies. Saudi Arabia is looking for nuclear weapons to counter Iran’s. ISIS occupies an area the size of Great Britain. Libya, its dictator having been gratuitously overthrown by feckless Western governments that had no plan for what would follow, is a failed state and terrorist playground."
Source for pic and quotation above

Now what, President Obama?  What are you going to do?

February 17, 2015

Another way Obama bypasses Congress

Quoting from an article by Larry Bell from Forbes.com

“Sue and settle “ practices, sometimes referred to as “friendly lawsuits”, are cozy deals through which far-left radical environmental groups file lawsuits against federal agencies wherein  court-ordered “consent decrees” are issued based upon a prearranged settlement agreement they collaboratively craft together in advance behind closed doors. Then, rather than allowing the entire process to play out, the agency being sued settles the lawsuit by agreeing
to move forward with the requested action both they and the litigants want.

And who pays for this litigation? All-too-often we taxpayers are put on the hook
for legal fees of both colluding parties. According to a 2011 GAO report,
this amounted to millions of dollars awarded to environmental organizations for
EPA litigations between 1995 and 2010. Three “Big Green” groups received 41%
of this payback, with Earthjustice accounting for 30 percent ($4,655,425). 
Two other organizations with histories of lobbying for regulations EPA wants
while also receiving agency funding are the American Lung Association (ALA) and
the Sierra Club.

In addition, the Department of Justice forked over at least $43 million
of our money defending EPA in court between 1998 and 2010. This didn’t include
money spent by EPA for their legal costs in connection with those rip-offs
because EPA doesn’t keep track of their attorney’s time on a case-by-case basis.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has concluded that Sue and Settle rule making is
responsible for many of EPA’s “most controversial, economically significant
regulations that have plagued the business community for the past few years”.
Included are regulations on power plants, refineries, mining operations, cement plants,
chemical manufacturers, and a host of other industries. Such consent decree-based rule
making enables EPA to argue to Congress: “The court made us do it.”

December 20, 2014

America hacked.

America is the target of hackers worldwide.  Sensitive information, stored on computers,
is not secure due to organized, as well as, private hackers. Corporations, the military, and
govts. refuse to adapt to those conditions....why?

There are tens of thousands of hacking attempts on government each year, and rising.
Nobody knows how many attacks occur in the private sector.  And yet, industry and govt.
still do business by email.  They keep records on computers that can be hacked.

If the internet is not secure, then don't connect computers that store sensitive data to the
internet. The needed leadership on this issue is lacking from the White House.
Revisiting this post, an half year later...
June 7, 2015 The U.S. government gives up personal data secrets with barely a fight.

June, 2015  The House hearing on the OPM hack

 Jun 8 2015,   Army's Public Website Hacked by Unknown Intruders

Cyberattack on USIS may have hit even more government agencies

The U.S. Congress, although it has recognized something is terribly wrong with our IT in the Federal Govt for some months....Congress is not the body that has the power to address the issue with any effectiveness.   Parties in this information hack minimally cooperate with Congress, which is the pattern of the Obama Administration.   It might be different if we had a President who had the talent to lead on important issues.  Must our computers be as easy to compromise as our borders?   The word that best describes the Obama Administration is "incompetent".

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A CIA-backed technology company has found logins and passwords for 47 government agencies strewn across the Web - available for hackers, spies and thieves.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- A cyberattack launched from Russia last month successfully hacked into a non-classified Pentagon email system used by personnel of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. officials said Thursday.  The officials told NBC News the breach was sophisticated and managed to gather large amounts of data and disseminate it to various accounts on the Internet.

Since 2010 - China Read Emails of Top U.S. Officials
The senior official says the private emails of "all top national security and trade officials" were targeted.  The Chinese also harvested the email address books of targeted officials, according to the document, reconstructing and then "exploiting the(ir) social networks" by sending malware to their friends and colleagues.  The time period overlaps with Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account while Secretary of State from Jan. 21, 2009 to Feb. 1, 2013. The names and ranks of the officials whose emails were actually grabbed, however, were not disclosed in the NSA briefing nor by the intelligence official.

Hillary's server hacked,
Not only this, but amazingly...
"...she chose to ignore these rules and not only use a private, unsecured server to conduct government business; she used an unsecured mobile device in a foreign country that is an adversary to the United States. She did this not once or twice; she did it multiple times."

IRS Fails To Follow Basic Web Security Procedures, Increases Risk Of Taxpayer Identity Theft

July 23, 2014

America must enforce it's borders

Countries enforce their borders against illegal entry for several good reasons, any of which
are being ignored by the Democrat Party.  The Democrats are on a mission to save the world
from global warming or climate change and it follows that any means to that end, to them,
is morally correct.

So, for the "world saving" Democrat Party, accumulating votes has a higher priority than national defense, disease control or preventing cartel gang members from entering the country.   (You can see these Mexican thugs in action on the net.   Do not watch these videos for your  own sanity.   You can't shake the memory of seeing young women executed with axes.)   With U.S. immigration policy on the border as it stands today, the Mexican cartels are recruiting young people from the flow of illegal Central Americans trekking north into America, because they aren't tatted up and can infiltrate the United States without being identified as cartel soldiers.   The cartels are moving into the U.S..

52,000 children, mostly from Central America have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol
since October of 2013.  Hispanics are dying in the desert. This is not a humane way to run immigration.
It's no way to run immigration.  It benefits the cartels, one of our greatest threats, and that is a dereliction of duty by Obama.

And then you read about the Federal Govt. dumping bus loads of illegal aliens in
various cities across the U.S. without notifying the local authorities.  Can the press muster enough integrity to ask hard questions of the Obama Administration?

Who, in the Obama Administration, is deciding where the Fed dumps these bus loads of illegal immigrants?

Why aren't illegal aliens deported?

How much disease will be carried over the border by these illegal aliens?
There are serious infectious diseases to worry about like: 

Tuberculosis - A Mexican Immigrant With Drug-Resistant TB Goes Missing in CA.

Malaria - eradicated in the U.S. in the 1940's, it has erupted in southern California, New Jersey,
NYC, and Houston.   Malaria tainted blood has been discovered in the blood supply.

Dengue -   The leading cause of death in children in infected areas in Asia.   It used to be unknown
in the U.S., but Dengue has occurred in the U.S..   There are Asians crossing the Mexican border.

Leprosy - Known as Hanson's Disease.  In the last 3 years, there have been 9,000 cases and most of
them were illegal aliens.  40 years prior to 2002, there were 900 total cases of Leprosy in the U.S..

And the list goes on:   Scabies, H1N1 Flu,  Viral Hepatitis,  Chagas Disease,  HIV...
The press is not interested in this, because they support Obama and the Democratic Party.   The press
is useful, however, if you're interested in NFL scandals.


excerpted from:
March 6, 2015  American Thinker.com
Those Other Diseased Illegal Immigrants
By Sierra Rayne

"In addition to the large Mexican and Central American illegal immigrant population in the U.S., there are also hundreds of thousands of illegals from countries such as the Philippines (310,000 as of the latest Homeland Security estimate for 2012), India (260,000), South Korea (230,000), China (210,000), Ecuador (170,000), Vietnam (160,000), and about another 1.8 million from other countries.

Since 2008, an additional 80,000 Vietnamese have entered the U.S. illegally. Add to that tens of thousands more from each of these other nations. Like Mexico and Central America, these regions have generally lower quality health care systems and a higher proportion of the population carrying infectious diseases than exists in the U.S. Consequently, these illegal migrants represent a substantial -- and poorly defined -- source of infectious diseases to the United States."


March 21, 2014


“Plenty of pundits have really high IQs, but they don’t have any discipline in how they look at the world, and so it leads to a lot of bullshit, basically...They don’t permit a lot of complexity in their thinking. They pull threads together from very weak evidence and draw grand conclusions from them. They’re ironically very predictable from week to week.”   This predictability, he says, is owed to their “very strong ideological priors,”  which prevent them from “evaluating the data as it comes in [and] doing a lot of
[original] thinking. They’re just spitting out the same column every week.”

Excerpted from the New Republic, and checked with NYMag

December 20, 2013

Paglia weighs in on Duck Dynasty Dispute

Copied & pasted from the following "The Daily Caller" article:
The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty ....is outrageous in a nation that values freedom,
according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia.

“I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something
to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia,
a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday.
“In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have the right to support
homosexuality — as I one hundred percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible,
again they have a right of religious freedom there,” she added.

Robertson has been suspended from Duck Dynasty due to comments he made to GQ that have been deemed “anti-gay.” According to Paglia, the culture has become too politically correct.“To express yourself in a magazine in an interview — this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, okay, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades,” Paglia said. “This is the whole legacy of free speech 1960’s that have been lost by my own party.”

Paglia went on to point out that while she is an atheist she respects religion and has been frustrated by the intolerance of gay activists.  I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility,” Paglia said. “This is not the mark of a true intellectual life.  This is why there is no cultural life now in the U.S. Why nothing is of interest coming from the major media in terms of cultural criticism.  Why the graduates of the Ivy League with their A, A, A+ grades are complete cultural illiterates, etc. is because they are not being educated in any way to give respect to opposing view points.”

“There is a dialogue going on human civilization, for heaven sakes. It’s not just this monologue coming from fanatics who have displaced the religious beliefs of their parents into a political movement,”  she added.  “And that is what happened to feminism, and that is what happened to gay activism, a fanaticism.”

Paglia, on the polarizing Obama
Paglia, "I hate dogma in any form."

May 14, 2013

AP gets it's phone records snatched by DOJ

News agencies are propaganda machines masquerading as news agencies. The priveledges that the press enjoys are exploited to manipulate public opinion. I don´t mind if the Justice Department cornholes the AP in some darkened alley. Besides, I´m interested in getting the leakers. Throw those traitors in jail.

April 30, 2013

Obama draws line in the sand.

By backing down on his ultimatum with Syria, Obama showed the world, esp. thugocrat Putin, that Obama is the skinny kid in the sandbox.

Obama should never have uttered the ultimatum. In 1900, Teddy Roosevelt was really coaching future Presidents when he wrote, "Speak softly and carry a big stick".

April 22, 2013

Miranda and Terrorists

The basis for not "Mirandizing" the terrorist is not based on the ideology of the individual. 
It is due to a strong probability that the terrorist was part of a cell that continues to be a threat to kill civilians.   Are the Boston bombers terrorists or are they citizens?  The grey area arises when the liberals fail to acknowledge the war of terror being waged by civilian fundamentalist Islamists on civilians.  The Boston bomber has now been read his Miranda rights, and assigned a lawyer.   The lawyer, of course, advises the client to say nothing.  So, we lost that information resource because the liberals just don't want to recognize the world war that radical Islam is waging.  If you wage war on America, you are an enemy combatant.  If you bomb civilians, you are a terrorist.  If you are motivated by Al Qaeda or similar creeds to bomb civilians and you carry it through, you have been recruited, and are a genuine enemy combatant.  The Boston bombing was a war crime.

No doubt that the overwhelming majority of  Muslims aren't terrorists.  However, some extreme Muslims, such as Al Qaeda, Wahhabis (who plant mullahs in American Mosques), Taliban, and the Iranian crime
family of  the Ayatollah and his proxy group in Lebanon, Hezbollah, (who is suspected to have sleeper cells in the U.S.),...just to name a few, are openly hostile to Americans and non-Muslims, to the extreme degree as to dedicate their lives to murdering civilians indiscriminately with any means possible.   They recruit suicide bombers in Mosques and over the internet.  They raise their children to hate Jews and Americans.  And they hate and murder and plot to expand their power in the name of Islam, so.... it is accurate to say that the small minority of radicalized Islamic people are quite rationally suspected of being terrorists.   And it would be better if the Democrats and the MSM recognized that radical Islamic terrorism existed.  

The basic conversation on the topic goes like this:  
When pundits and media talk about the radical Islamist using terror, the liberal pundits and media ask,
why paint all Muslims as terrorists?    The liberals are using this straw man argument to avoid the issue
of radical Islamists targeting civilians around the world.   A major underpinning of leftist politics is moral
and cultural relativism, holding that all cultures are equally valid.  If leftists accept that there is a culture
of suicide, hatred, aggression and mass murder within a specific major religion, then they have to question
relativism, which leftists refuse to do.  It's a dogged refusal to question relativism, so stubborn that their
minds slam shut like a vault door, spitting out the charge of, "racism", to those people who talk about
radical Islamists.  Thus the rush to Mirandize  the Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsamaev, and pretend that
he is not an enemy combatant.

February 26, 2013


I doubt if the union bakers at Twinkies were asking for the world. When was the last time you bought a Twinkie? The company´s corporate leadership may not have been making the right decisions, who knows? Are we to judge by what little the media tells us?
It could be that the Twinkie era is just over. We do know this, despite what Bernanke says, there is rampant inflation. Just go to the grocery store, restaurant or gas station, or rent an apartment to figure that out.   So keeping wages frozen is an ongoing paycut.  Americans with fixed income, and the American work force are getting paid with an ever-shrinking dollar in this high regulation, high tax, crony-capitalism economy that Obama, Reid and Bernanke are running. This mess starts at the top.

January 27, 2013

Women in Combat

I hate to throw water on the progressive sense of fairness and equal opportunity, but sometimes practical matters have weight.  As a retired union pipefitter, we encourage women to become pipefitters.  The problem is that they do not have the upper body strength to lift and carry heavy  loads.  But, the politics precludes that the topic is ever brought up for discussion.   The question is, is the woman strong enough to carry a wounded soldier out of harm's way?   A serious set of problems with women in the barracks is due to sexuality.   You have to have separate bathrooms, which is added time and expense in the barracks, making outposts more expensive, all this during this period of a shrinking military budget.   There is no denying that young men and women are attracted to each other, and that is a predictable reality.  Pheromones are powerful and too frequently override rational behavior.  Tell us what a young man should think of when he watches a woman walk down the corridor.  Sex can get ugly with courtship behavior, flirting, relationships broken off, jealosy, favoritism, partial nudity, and the act of sex in the barracks.  Do we punish soldiers if they have sex together?  Or just touch each other?  And then there's the real and perceived favoritism when women use their sexual power to gain favoritism from non-coms and officers, which would not happen in all male outfit.  How is that good for morale?  How does that make the combat situation better?    How many women get pregnant on aircraft carriers?  It costs a lot of money to train a soldier, and then throw it away because we introduced the sex dynamic in the barracks.   I'd also like to know what pregnant soldiers and sailors cost the military.  Isn't it the duty of society to make the condition of the combat soldier better rather than worse?   After all, they are going into harm's way and leaving their families behind, losing body parts, losing their minds, and losing their lives to protect us as we enjoy civilian life back home.

January 24, 2013

Hillary admits to the Jihadist Movement

"Movement"? That´s one way to sugar coat it. What it is, is war, and civilians are the targets (children included). We should recognize that al Qaeda is a bloodthirsty enemy and take appropriate action. And instead of taking guns away from civilians, since they are indeed the target of al Qaeda, we should encourage civilians to arm up and get training from the NRA. If those oil workers in Algeria were carrying concealed Glocks or S&Ws, there's a chance that the tragedy would have had a  better outcome. But even if it did result in catastrophe, at least they would have had the chance to defend themselves. Die with their boots on, instead of dying with a bomb vest on.

November 29, 2012


Interest groups flock around the Democratic Party.  They accept, unquestioned, the propaganda which makes up the backbone of the Democrat Party discourse. The Republicans have to address these points of the iscussion if they want to win the White House. This Democrat demagoguery is of 3 themes. And they are:

[1] The Republicans are racist.
[2} The Republicans don´t care about the poor or middle class.
[3] The Republicans would have Congress take away women´s right to have an abortion.

With these 3 phony themes, the Democrats capture the lion's share of the minorities, the growing unemployed and working poor, and the women´s vote.
And the unemployment roles are growing, and the working poor are growing,
and women outnumber men.

Are the Republicans resigned to carry the tag of racist, being only for the rich, and determined to take away women´s right to have an abortion?   I think the litmus test Republicans essentially say yes.    Instead of being dominated by the social conservatives, the Republican Party should strive to be a big tent party and promote a coherent plan for health care, tax reform, entitlements, education, and national defense.  Abortion should be a matter for individual states, not a national issue.


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