Category Archives: military & politics

your afternoon *clank*

Never put your troops under UN command. Ever. The Philippine military said Monday that a UN peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang [the glass-chewer pictured] said he advised the 40 Filipino [...]

weaseling out

There’s no question Mr. Obama has all but checked out. There’s just no way to explain the president’s decision to play golf minutes after making a statement on an American beheaded by terrorists, or his choice to wear a summer suit to a press conference like he was chilling at a garden party. But those [...]

civilization’s inevitable progress recidivism

Nobody wants to talk about the ISIS/IL slavery thing The nightmare of ISIS persecution continues for hundreds of Yazidi girls and women who were abducted by the Sunni Muslim extremist group and are being sold to its fighters in Syria, …. In the past few weeks, ISIS has distributed or sold about 300 female members [...]

and the Oscar for bad actor goes toooo … the VeeAyyy!

Too-cute-by-half is often indistinguishable from really bad taste.* Just as President Obama is promising to reform veterans’ health care and restore “dignity” to the system, the Veterans Affairs office in Philadelphia is apologizing for depicting dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in an internal training guide. A slide show presented to VA employees last week [...]

Perspective (cont’d)

Just in case you need a reason to lay awake at night … What would happen if the middle class revolted? We’re talking a real insurrection, not some clapped-out “victory” at the polls. You know, what happens when the middle class realizes that politics won’t repair a century of treason. Sure, I could quote the [...]

IRS and Old Loss*

This is a big f’n deal.** Well, either that or they’re recycling squirrels. [A]ttorneys for the IRS have admitted that all of the supposedly lost emails from former IRS employee Lois Lerner are backed up, and that the IRS has not admitted this because they say it would be too hard to dig them out [...]

Remembering Black Ribbon Day

Before Uncle Joe became an “ally” in WWII … Seventy-five years ago [today], Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a pact of non-aggression and cooperation. The sinister 1939 pact (along with its secret provisions) between Hitler and Stalin and negotiated by Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov and Nazi German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, [...]

feckless: not giving a feck

What Obama said and did: President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that ‘when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.’ Less than 10 minutes after leaving the podium Obama teed-off and was seen [...]

unclear on The Narrative™

Pseudo-intellectual Progs never think far enough ahead to understand what will happen when their Utopian and revolutionary irrationalities collide with either reality or themselves, since reason itself is heretical and can be ignored for the greater good Hard-core Leftists do, but they believe that it won’t matter in the end, since a new reality begins [...]

The Terror™ … The Terror™

I was reading about another in a long list of ongoing atrocities visited by the Islamic State upon innocents, and I was disturbed by my lack of shock. Sure, I was appalled and outraged; but I was not shocked — it was somehow familiar: the beheadings, the de-Christianization, the terror in pursuit of political virtue. [...]

Confusing global warming with a world on fire

Progressives believe in state management of society for the greater good by elite, enlightened policymakers and administrators unencumbered by the inconvenient burdens of reality or history. You know … children.* The global impact of climate change is “the biggest challenge of all that we face right now,” Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience [...]

worst propaganda video … ever

Hamas funeral footage* He says he’s not dead. Yes, he is. I’m getting better.** ~ vid ~_____ * I especially like the guy on the right end relaxing with his footage crossed. Wait, was he giggling? ** Cultural ref

Crusades (cont’d)

We all know what happens when Saracens piss-off a Pope Military intervention in Iraq may be the only way to stop the genocide against the country’s Christian minority by the Islamic State …, a senior Vatican diplomat says. “At this moment, we hope the voice that is surging from different Christian and religious communities, from [...]

One if by phone, two if by pen, three if by sword

Here’s an article with a short summary of the legal and political issues. I think it’s valid, probably because it expands on a comment of mine from a while back. Just two weeks after the Obama administration asked Congress to repeal the Iraq war authorization, the White House is failing to adequately explain to lawmakers [...]

Meanwhile, back out my way …

Good news, everyone!* A federal court today smacked down the Holder Justice Department and refused to enjoin (block) North Carolina’s voter ID law, curtailment of costly early voting and end of fraud-infested same day registration. This means the state’s voter ID law will be in place for the midterm congressional (and Senate) elections in November. [...]

More, please

Just when you think all reps have become hopeless bottom feeders, little rays of sunshine fight their way through: After easily defeating his primary challenger on Tuesday, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) delivered a scathing victory speech slamming his opponent for running a “smear campaign” against him. [watch the vid, starting at 2m:50sec for the good [...]

Skanknado©

Pelosi is acting like a certifiable, lying brat (i.e. jackass bordering on a..hole): In an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chased Rep. Tom Marino across the House floor, taking offense at comments by the Pennsylvania Republican during debate on the border funding bill Friday night. … [...]

homogeneousgenius

Pretty sure I made this joke here a couple of years ago, but I had no idea that it would actually, you know, happen. [W]hen the social-media specialist for a private Provo-based English language learning center wrote a blog explaining homophones, he was let go for creating the perception that the school promoted a gay [...]

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!

Of all the buck-passing nonsense I’ve ever read … A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama’s health care program website last fall, officials told The Associated Press. The findings are in a report to be released Thursday [...]

Right back atcha, y’ol’ _itch

You know … projection i.e. reflecting one’s own warped world-view by attributing it to others). New emails uncovered by the House Ways and Means Committee indicate that former IRS employee Lois Lerner has a strong dislike of some conservatives, and at one point called them “assholes” in an email exchange. The committee released an email [...]