Monday, May 31, 2010

Israel, Gaza, and "Peace blockade-runners"

All I have to say is, if the NORKS can get away with torpedoing a freaking South Korean ship, why can't the Isrealis get away with defending themselves while they stop a bunch of fake "relief-workers" from running a blockade that the entire world knows is in place?

If you ask me, they should have sunk the damn ships and blamed it on Kim Jong-il.

And Obama can kiss my ass for criticizing the Israeli action.
Too bad he wasn't hit by lightning. Prick.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Here's yer sign

I'd love to put this one up at the end of the driveway for the Census workers.
Just kidding. I think.

H/T Theo Spark

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thomas Friedman: Sharp as a...grapefruit

This is probably the dumbest person in America...including the folks in LA who want to boycott Arizona.

Whack-a-doodle Friedman has a column in today's New York Times. First line:
President Obama’s handling of the gulf oil spill has been disappointing.
Duh. That's as dumb as saying that a "$1-a-gallon Patriot Tax on gasoline" would slow climate change. Oops, he said that, too.

To make things worse, Friedman equates the oil spill with 9-11, and says Obama's reaction is as bad as Bush was in handling the aftermath of that terrible Sept day.

I have news for you, anus-breath. We were attacked on 9-11, and Bush went out of his way to kick some ass, find out who did it, and go free millions of people. Obama? He's simply said the oil companies should do more. Gee, thanks, moron.

What a pair of dumb-asses -- both Friedman and Obama.

H/T The Corner

Fred Thompson - Class Act

I have always liked Fred Thompson. Part of it is his Southern mannerisms...they reflect those that I was raised with and aspired to. Saying "sir" and "ma'am" (except to Boxer, who I'd call "bitch") were drilled into me. I'm over 50 and I still say "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am" to those that are 30 years younger than I am. It's just how I was raised.

This, in my opinion, will go down in history as a classic Fred quote:
On Neil Cavuto yesterday: "Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he "misspoke about his service" when he said he served in Vietnam, even though he didn't.Ya know it's a shame. It's little stuff like this that gives lying conniving politicians a bad name." [emphasis mine]
That's pretty good. I got a belly laugh out of it. Fred has played military roles in the movies, and he reminds me of Gen Chuck Yeager and COB6...that southern drawl, laconic, always in control, calm in the face of danger, with a healthy dose of humility and self-deprecation tossed in. (Well, humility from COB? Give me a little literary license, you know?) I know part of that is his acting persona, but it is how I think of the man. Class act.

H/T The Corner

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hi, I'm the Head of Homeland Security

And I don't need to read no stinking bills. Obama tells me they're wrong.

This stupid bitch deserves 2 years in we can waterboard her to find out what she knows about plots by illegal immigrants trying to enter the US to kills Americans.

How in the world can this bitch look in the mirror?

H/T Real Clear Politics

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Victor Davis Hanson on Soldiers in Office

(Photo credit: Craig Eisenberg)

I think this guy is the smartest man I've ever read. I don't mean cerebral, although he is. I don't mean keen, although he's certainly that. But he sees things most don't, and can write well about those things. Some people perceive; others write. Rare indeed is the man who does both so well.

Insight through the lens of history...that's the best I can do.
Usually, a handful of ex-soldiers seek political office every election cycle. But well over 20 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are running this fall for Congress alone. Almost all are riding a wave of public anger at incumbents over a profligate government and a dishonest Wall Street -- and a general feeling that the current Democratic remedy has proven as bad as, or worse than, the recent Republican disease.

The shenanigans of the previously Republican-controlled Congress -- the “Culture of Corruption” -- simply continued under the Democratic majority, thanks to the likes of Chris Dodd, William Jefferson, Eric Massa, Charles Rangel, and the late John Murtha.

Reform candidate Barack Obama has run up more debt in 15 months than unpopular spendthrift George W. Bush did in eight years. Obama once talked of a new unity, but he has polarized America far more rapidly than did the cowboy-sounding “decider” Bush.

In other words, the public is desperate for civic-minded leaders who are untainted by Washington, but who have a proven record of competent service on behalf of the nation. If they are poor or haven’t held office before -- apparently so much the better.

The current combat-veteran candidates certainly aren’t the usual state legislators or congressional aides ready for career advancement. Neither are they antiwar liberals who flash their national-security credentials, nor one-issue hawks who want more defense spending. They don’t claim that their combat experience guarantees good governance per se -- not after the examples of Murtha or disgraced Republican Duke Cunningham. And they aren’t retired generals used to deference and the spotlight.

So, other than a shared furor at out-of-control spending, government takeovers, and corruption, the 20 or so soldier-citizen candidates are an odd bunch. Some are officers; others are enlisted men. A surprising number were wounded in combat.

The vast majority are running as Republicans and seem to have little if any money. They were not so much preselected by Republican operatives as pushed forward through grassroots and sometimes tea-party support.

In New York’s 20th congressional district, retired Army Col. Chris Gibson -- four deployments to Iraq -- is a Ph.D., a former West Point instructor, and author of a book on civilian-military relations. He received a Purple Heart, and recently served in the Haitian relief effort. Gibson, the warrior scholar, is running on smaller government and lower taxes; his main theme is a call for ethics, accountability, and a return to the notion of the citizen-legislator who works in Washington, rather than works the Washington system.

Other veteran candidates are already well known. In Florida’s 22nd congressional district, decorated retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West was involved in a controversy seven years ago when he purportedly fired a pistol near an Iraqi prisoner who he believed had information regarding a planned ambush of West’s battalion. West has MA degrees in military arts and sciences and in political science, and was wounded a few years ago while serving as a civilian adviser in Afghanistan. His theme also is ostensibly smaller, cleaner government, balanced budgets, strong national security, and lower taxes.

For 30 years after 1865, almost no American could get elected to office without prior Union or Confederate Civil War service. And last century, being a World War II veteran was virtually mandatory for any congressional leader until about 1970.

But Iraq and Afghanistan are seen differently from the collective sacrifice and bipartisan efforts of past wars. Our current veterans usually fought in impossible circumstances, where friend and enemy were sometimes indistinguishable. The aims and means of their mission were often questioned -- with the public as against the difficult later stages of the wars as they once were for their easier beginning stages.

As a result, these veterans are not saying, “Vote for me because I fought for you,” as much as, “Vote me for because I did my duty, even if some in this country questioned why one would.”

We live in a wartime of economic crisis, crushing debt, and endemic political corruption. Rules, obligations, and laws don’t seem to matter. Personal honor is an archaic, fossilized concept.

But suddenly, amid public malaise, dozens of nontraditional soldier-citizens have stepped forward out of the shadows to argue that right now in America, neither money nor incumbency matters as much as civic duty and the old idea of public service. And unlike most of us, they once put their lives on the line to prove just that.

-- Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and editor, most recently, of Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome. ©2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

Link to article here.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Department of the Navy and Marine Corps

The House has voted to rename the Department of the Navy, in order to recognize the contributions of the Marine Corps. I heartily agree that the Marines should receive this long-overdue recognition for their contributions to the safety and, yes, the survival of the United States of America. Barbary pirates were a great threat back in the day, and Marines took care of that sh*t, and how.

So, with no disrespect to my Navy and Marine Corps friends (and my Navy grandfather), I wonder what an appropriate name for the Navy Department would be, considering we're on the way (down) toward a 200-ship Navy. I invite Pinch and Lex, CDR Salamander and SteeljawScribe, among others, to weigh (anchor) in here and comment.

How about:

Department of Little Cheap Ships (LCS)
Dept of Brown-Water Navy and Bad-ass Marines
Dept of WTF are we gonna fly when Super-Hornets give out
Department of Navy, Marines, and Diversity (tribute to CDR Salamander)

Comments welcome.

Marines' Hymn:

“From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
On the land as on the sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.”

H/T Fox News Online and The United States Marine Band

Chase 'em out

Only batsh*t crazies and Democrats (not mutually exclusive) opposes the Ariz law.

I like this idea...for any illegal nabbed under the new law...
Give them a one-way bus ticket to San Francisco...see how they like housing them.
--- Rush

H/T Weazel Zippers