Saturday, September 26, 2009

I think Washington has a different idea of "Armageddon" than the rest of us do.

This won't bring about Armageddon. Economic meltdown would be deflation followed by hyperinflation, not a violent, worldwide conflagration.

This, on the other hand...that crazy son of a bitch is trying to trigger Armageddon, and will succeed if he isn't stopped.

Obama isn't just out of touch on economic issues. He is actively endangering us by making the United States look weak. Because the weaker we look, the more likely we are to be attacked on our own soil.

Friday, September 25, 2009

You know, Joe... takes one to know one.

Can somebody shut that turkey up?

Creating a desert sounds like a stunningly good idea.

Long ago, the Mongols attacked the Middle East. Temujin, in particular, did a lot of damage when the residents at the time shaved the beards off of his ambassadors. He laid waste to an entire region, kidnapping artisans to build a city for him. Even after 1,500 years, the region still hasn't recovered. Many are familiar with the saying "He created a desert, and called it peace."

Including Tom Kratman. His novel, A Desert Called Peace raises a lot of ghosts--and a lot of questions.

The villians of the piece are familiar: radical, violent fundamentalist Muslims, and (in the shadows) the transnational progressivist movement. The kick-off incident was hauntingly familiar to those Americans who haven't forgotten why Islam is our enemy: violent radical fundamentalist rag-heads combined what happened to New York City with the Hindenburg.

Only, this time, some of the victims had someone with the money and know-how to avenge them. The main character, Patricio Carrera, who'd been living in a Panama-analogue for all of his married life, and whose wife and children (including one not yet born) and rich uncle were killed in the attack, had inherited the bulk of his own family's money, and had been formerly high up in the chain of command in his native country. And knew how to build an army.

Carrera chose to use his family money to build, equip, and train a small mercenary force to be used as a tool to help him gain his revenge--and damn, does he succeed.

I had a really hard time reading this book. It brought back a lot of memories of September 11, 2001, up to and including the sounds I could hear over the radio of those who chose to jump from the burning towers hitting the pavement. Carrera's wife chose to take her small children and jump, rather than be burned to death.

Suffice it to say, this book is not one I will re-read. Too hard.

However, along with the ghosts of September 11, this book raises a lot of questions. A lot of...suspicions.

The novel was set in the far future, on Earth's only colony world. It included flashbacks to our near future, many of which involved the transnational progressive movement tearing down society as it had worked up to that point. Indeed, Earth's own fleet and base on the colony world were run by the descendants of our modern movement.

And that's where the questions, the suspicion comes in.

The Earth forces decided that the United States-analogue country on the colony world was becoming too powerful, and would likely be a threat to their power and way of life on Earth, at some point in the future. So, they considered, and decided how they were going to nutralize that threat: they funneled money (and suggestions and building plans and security plans and flight plans) to violent radical rag-head terrorists. And, had it not been for Carrera simply not permitting the Earth ass-sucking media (who behave and believe the same way our American media does) to broadcast anything that he didn't approve, and not caring what they called him or implied about his techniques, the reprisal attacks to neutralize the threat would have faced the same difficulties and results as our own attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq--i.e., demonization of nation, intentions, and troops, and crippling ROEs being emplaced.

With all of the parallels, though, I have to admit that I did the nineteen God-damned hijackers on September 11, 2001, figure out how to hit us, where, and with what? How did they get the idea? How did they get the money?

And who was using the ignorant shits as puppets?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I'm not a revolver person...

...but this is nice. It shoots a tiny bit low, and you don't want to have an extended shooting session with it, but it's the first revolver I've actually liked.

This really made me laugh this morning.

Chuck Norris writes conservative opinion columns, now (and is actually a pretty good writer--better than he was an actor). This morning's was titled "Don't Tread on Me!"

Monday, September 21, 2009

What, do they have an invasion timetable or something?

Because, Obama is an idiot. He has decided to pull out of the missile defense shield without first warning Poland and the Ukraine* (though he denies that Russian belligerence has anything to do with that). He has decided that it's a good idea to further slash our nuclear arsenal, thereby lessening its utility as a deterrence.

And it's still not enough to make Mother Russia happy.

What, does Uncle Sam have to spread his own cheeks for Mother Russia's giant, unlubricated, black rubber strap on?

*I always thought it was rude to pull out without warning the one being screwed that things were about to splatter all over them.

You mean solar output really does have something to do with climate?!

According to these guys it really does! How about that? The sun is what controls the earth's temperatures, not Al Gore's verbal (and other) flatulence!

On the other hand...damn you, John Ringo! And double-damn you Bandit Six!

Yet another individual with giant balls.

This guy. 91 years old, and holds a would-be home invader at gun point until the police arrive.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Broken oaths

The elected president of the United States of America is fully unfit for the job the people selected him to do. He has, himself, said that the Constitution--the one he swore to uphold and protect--was a fundamentally flawed document.

Can't argue with him, there. It did permit for the slow takeover of the federal government by enemies of the United States that talked a good line.

He has not done anything to protect us from our enemies, either foreign or domestic. In fact, I'd say he and his cronies are our biggest domestic enemies.

And now, he's decided that it's not in our best interest to set up the missile shield that we'd negotiated to base in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Ukraine. That it is, in fact, best that we not pursue long-range missile defense, and instead focus on short- and mid-range missile defense.

To put the cherry on top of this heinously bad decision (or perhaps to point up why he made it), he announced this on the seventieth anniversary of Russia's invasion of Poland.

He has set us up to be nuked by our sworn enemies in the Middle East, and for Russia to reclaim the sphere of influence that it once had. He has made this country, and every citizen in it, fundamentally less safe.

Vladimir Putin is laughing. So is Mahmoud Ahmadinajad.

Centuries ago, such oathbreaking would have been met with the people evicting the leader from power by any means necessary. That tradition, like many others, was eliminated by the French.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sheer evil.

There can be no other words to describe a world where whether or not you or your loved ones are allowed medical treatment depends on how much it costs. As it tends to happen in countries with socialized medicine.

A particularly egregious example happened recently in Britain, where a baby born at 21 weeks 5 days' gestation--who was somehow breathing on his own, moving on his own, and managed to make it for two hours on his own--died because he was denied medical care. It's simply too expensive.

The doctors told the mother, when they refused to even look at the baby (probably would have made their hearts overrule their heads--a pic is included), that, had he been born two days later, at 23 weeks, they'd have treated him. Likely a lie: "In fact, the medical guidelines for Health Service hospitals state that babies should not be given intensive care if they are born at less than 23 weeks."

It's funny when they can't take what they dish out.

It's even funnier when the "Bush lied, people died," crowd can't accept that their Messiah actually does lie, and ban the mention that he lies, that he's a hypocrite, or that he's been intellectually dishonest from the House floor.

Dirty big balls.

And he's got the biggest.

There's nothing else I can say about a man who kills a Taliban machine gunner in Afghanistan with a freakin' bayonet!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Who are the violent nutjobs again?

It certainly doesn't seem to be those who are anti-abortion. Or those who are anti-mandatory Medicaid. Or those who don't belong to unions.

In fact, I haven't really heard much recently of violence perpetrated by the so-called "right wing terrorist militias." All of the violence I've heard about was perpetrated by left-wing thugs that can't seem to win on logic.

Chicago politics at their best.

One of Blago's main advisors was found, dead, of an aspirin overdose.

Friday, September 11, 2009

I remember.

When the first plane hit the towers in NYC, eight years ago, I knew nothing about it. I didn't even know anything about it until after the second plane had hit. I lived alone in my dorm room, had no television, and had already turned off the radio while I was getting ready for my first class.

The first I knew something really bad had happened was when I got to my first class. Everybody was uneasy, and there were rumors galore, including one that we'd been hit by a nuke. I figured that some kind of an accident had happened, and we'd find out what was going on when the instructor made it to class.

Except he was twenty minutes late. This individual had never been late in the three years I'd known him. Early, yes, but never, ever, late.

I remember thinking, when he told us that two jets had slammed into the towers, and that it looked to be purposeful, but that we were going to discuss A Midsummernight's Dream regardless, that he was one of the strongest men I'd ever known. He, after all, had family in NYC, and couldn't contact them. He did not know, at this point, whether they were alive or dead, and he was going on with class, anyway, despite the fact that no one would have blamed him for sending us all home.

That was the last class that our university held that day. I remember walking back to my dorm room, and how absolutely numb I felt.

And I remember that numbness giving way to a fine, cold, calculating rage.

I still feel that rage, despite eight years (so far) of safety. Unlike our media, I have not forgotten the way I felt that day, hearing what happened. I cannot forget the screams I heard on the radio as the victims in the tower realized that they were going to die, or the horror in the reporter's voice as he described the people beginning to leap out dozens of stories high windows to smash on the pavement below.

I still feel the rage, and it's stoked each time another one of our service men and women are killed, trying to bring freedom and basic human dignity to a people that do not want it, that hate us for having it.

I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that they will eventually attack us on our own soil again. They tried, more than once, while President Bush was in office. I have absolutely no doubt that they will succeed, because Barack Obama doesn't believe they really mean us harm.

At least, that's what he says.

Barack and Michelle Obama hate this country. They hate this country enough that I wouldn't put it past them to permit another attack--and then do nothing besides grovel in apology for being America to those who actually orchestrated the attack.

The people of the United States are complacent, for now. Our politicians have learned that the complacency that they depend on to do to us what they want done is an easily shed complacency. Should President Obama permit us to be attacked again, and have the temerity to do nothing, he will find out first hand how quickly the nation will rise up.

While he and his cronies and his shills have forgotten, we the people of the United States of America, have not forgotten. Nor have we forgiven.

I do not remember September 11, 2001, with grief. I remember it with rage.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Oh, the irony!

The Environmental Liberation Front (ELF) recently made the rest of the country an nice irony sandwich: they used a bulldozer to push over a couple of radio towers in Washington State.

Stupid. Just stupid.

Two girls in Lamar, Missouri, broke into and robbed several homes while residents slept. They were lucky. Two teenagers in Texas were killed, doing the exact same thing.

Lamar is a very small town. Robbing your neighbors in a town where everybody knows everybody else is a dumb idea on so many levels that I can't even number them all.

One thing is for sure: the sixteen year old's family is probably going to be run out of town.

Friday, September 4, 2009

These people aren't Americans.

Beyond the fact that their religion encourages them to lie to those who don't share the bloodiest religion in the world, it discourages them from integrating into any nation.

As is demonstrated by how terrified this little girl is that her own family will kill her for wanting a better life than that belief system provides for women. And if that judge tells her she must go home to her blood kin, well. He should have just put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger. He'd be just as guilty of her murder, either way.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What a twit.

Then again, what else do we expect from the MSM?

The caption on the captured pic describes a police detective holding an AK-47, which (according to the hyperbole) have been used more and more often in bloodbaths. Oh, sorry--"leaving a trail of blood at crime scenes across the country."

This picture is not of a man holding an AK-47. What he's holding is an AR-15: a civilian-legal, semi-auto only, superbly accurate "assault" rifle.

The term "assault rifle" is, in itself, an assault on gun rights. These rifles are fully civilian legal, and are often used in hunting (deer, not libtards), sport shooting, and general family fun target shooting. Calling them "assault rifles" is meant to make it seem that they're only used to murder other human beings, when 99.9% of the time, they're not.

The anti-gun lobby is only trying to make it seem like we legal gun owners are going to kill all of you in your sleep. The only ones who might be trying to kill the average American in his or her sleep are illegal gun owners (i.e., thugs), and the federal government's proposed mandatory Medicaid death panels.

If we legal gun owners are going to kill someone, it's going to be someone who's attacked us first, and we're far more likely to use a handgun.

And the MSM and anti-gun lobby would do better if they could accurately name the gun the officer is holding.

I can't really disagree with the little whore.

After all, she's right. Every woman trades sex for financial considerations. We have for centuries. Every woman who's ever gotten married has traded sexual favors for being taken care of, just as whores trade sex for money.

But the whores had more freedom in society (and more responsibility for themselves) than did wives, who were literally owned by their husbands for centuries. They were also cheaper, since the exchange of value for value was a lot more open: rather than providing for the care and upkeep of a woman for the rest of her life, the men who patronized whores handed over the cash upfront, expecting the women to provide for their own upkeep and save for when they were no longer really attractive to their patrons.

Ashley Dupree only points out that women still trade value for value. However, what Dupree (and those who judge her) has forgotten is that Elliot Spitzer didn't pay her to have sex with him--he paid her to go away after he got his rocks off.

Prejudice, my lily white ass!

Rangel says that it's "bias" and "prejudice" fueling opposition toward Obama's health-care plan, according to this story.

What Charlie doesn't seem to get is that he and the rest of Obama's supporters are the only ones mentioning race. If there is any prejudice, any bias, any racism, it's on their parts, because they're the ones injecting race into a discussion where it isn't applicable.

I will admit that there is "bias" and "prejudice" fueling my opposition toward mandatory Medicaid: I'm biased and prejudiced against any sort of government intervention into the realm of private enterprise. Government intrusion does not add competition--no private insurer can compete with a socialist government that sees nothing wrong with defrauding millions of taxpayers out of trillions of dollars every year.