Category Archives: military & politics

Memorial Day Weekend

Remembering and honoring those who gave all; and, if we’re wise, remembering why, also. We must never allow their sacrifice to have been in vain.

Goin’ for the twofer …

… sexist and Islamophobic ~ story ~I’m sure the President and the media are all over this. *crickets* (What? Yeah, I know it has nothing to do with the climate-change threat; but she iiis his wife, fercyinoutloud.)

Ox Göring

Obama’s plan for a “Civilian National Security Force” armed and funded as well as the military seems to have hit a reality snag. I think his original idea was to provide a federalized domestic force (e.g. basij) as a counter to a culturally conservative, constitutionally loyal military establishment so that internal security measures (i.e. intimidation [...]

Happy Armed Forces Day

And a locker-room pat on the ass for the men who went mano-a-mano with Abu Sayyaf’s guys in Syria the other day and, while scooping-up intel, managed to rescue an 18-year-old Yazidi slave girl. (What? I’m sure Brian Williams will give us a first-hand report soon.)

It’s not about free speech, it’s about sedition

_________ KisPref: trying to get my mind around the But-Monkeys™ problem while accommodating some serious misgivings about calling it a free-speech issue Looks like I still haven’t quite made up my mind. (What? Yeah! Road trip !)

pour encourager les autres

No bread, no circuses … just slaughter. An almost perfect example of a failed political ideology. Kim Jong-un continued his reign of purges, having Minister of Defense Hyon Yong-chol executed for treason and showing disrespect to the North Korean leader by falling asleep at a military event. South Korea’s National Intelligence Service reported that Hyon [...]

Califailia cosplay

Meanwhile, in the land of make-believe … Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were charged after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years, authorities said Wednesday. Brandon Kiel, David Henry and Tonette Hayes were taken [...]

Islamophobic Islamists vs Islamophobic Islamists

It’s like the Night of the Long Knives. You remember know, when Hitler’s SS slaughtered and arrested his former political thugs, the SA. A group calling itself Supporters of the Islamic State in Jerusalem has continued to challenge the Gaza-ruling Palestinian entity Hamas. The ISIS-linked Salafists are attempting to stir enough discontent in the Palestinian [...]

Just declare victory and go home

Win-win, if’n y’ask me. It was eight years ago this month that the United Nations said we had eight years to do something about global warming. If not, the planet would be in trouble. Well, here we are, and no climate disaster has befallen Earth. And none is on the horizon. [story] Two possibilities: 1) [...]

Prog gnosis

Yeah, I know, another Whittle video. No original content from me. True, but we all need to watch this stuff. ~ vid ~You’re welcome. ____________ * Yes, I like how he ends the bit; ** because he’s using my schtick, I hope.