Monday, June 30, 2014

One Means Well, One Not So Much

A couple of videos for a Monday morning, while I work on something a bit more substantial.  To appreciate the first, I suppose you have to still believe there's a political solution to 'Murika's undoing.  Pretty good cast of characters he proposes, but useless, I suspect, until we've let the dystopian fist-fuck fantasy play itself out...

The 2nd video features the proper use (and preferred outcome) of video recording an "interaction" with State-approved law enforcer.  Especially juicy that A) Officer Safety changes his threatening demeanor after learning of the recording device, as well as B) his half-admitted guilt for speeding and the rain!

Trucker pulls over State Trooper.  Classic.

"Unlawful use of horn."

I hope that shaming Officer Safety thusly, didn't precipitate some other citizen getting his or her dog executed.

"Enjoy that citation-free MCS inspection (...I'll be sure to tell my thug-pals your wife is home alone while you're driving these next 3.5 hours, buddy)."

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ambassador Chelsea Calls For Help

As a follow-up to the previous post, I'm curious what would or should happen when an ambassador calls for assistance.
Hypothetical situation...
Let's say that Chelsea is Ambassador to Mexico.  She calls up the State Dept. and requests 10 additional security personnel, stating unequivocally that she's observed increased activity form Cartel gang-bangers.
  • Who receives that request, and how high does it go prior to approval/denial?
  • What are the resources?  That is, how many hard-charging operators are waiting for such a request?
  • They're hanging out there in the break-room at the State Dept., these security peeps, or there's some lag time for a recruiting process?
  • How often, and under what circumstances, are such requests ignored or denied?
  • If the response (or lack thereof) is unsatisfactory to Chelsea, what options remain for her?  Can she go over Mom's head to Dad?
  • Would she, in theory, accept a diplomatic assignment, if there wasn't explicit guarantees of adequate security?  Or, would those "guarantees" be somehow conditional?
  • How complicated would it be to deliver 10 (or 20, or 13, or 6, or even two) security personnel in a week?
  • If you were State, and left that request unanswered or denied, under what rationale could you claim incompetence, as opposed to negligence or complicity?
  • Is the State Department just another bureaucracy, not unlike the VA, where requests for assistance sit ignored in someone's "can't think about that today" bin?
 Given the above hypothetical, what other questions might be warranted?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Operation: Hillary's Footprint

They called it "Zero" Footprint, obviously after you-know-who.  But, you know Hilly had her big difference-making skankopotamus paw in it.  As did the CIA.  As did the MS-8 (Gang of Eight, that is: Boehner, Pelosi, Rogers, Ruppersberger, McConnell, Reid, Feinstein, and Chambliss).

What'd they do?

In short, it looks like they arranged to arm terrorists in Libya via straw buyer, the UAE, with delivery managed by Qatar.  You know, so they wouldn't leave any footprints in the sandbox.

It is significant to point out that our involvement in the Libyan conflict excluded AFRICOM, under General Carter Ham. The mission was handed over to NATO. Nothing moved in and out of Libya without the approval of NATO. Admiral Stavridis, NATO commander, had to authorize any of the armed shipments that came in there.
Chris Stevens was embedded in Benghazi to help coordinate those arms shipments. At the instructions of State and the CIA, Stavridis (via NATO) used the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the financier of the weapons.

Why would they (Obama, Clinton, G8, CIA, al Qaeda, and Muslim camelpissdrinkerhood) orchestrate such a thing?  Qaddafi dead, Saudis placated, and you terrorized.  That's most of it.


Global Jihad.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

III Percent Society

Joining the III Percent Society doesn't make you more Patriotic, or means to suggest that you are.  I choose to support them because I think they'll be helping to bridge the gap between our healthy strategic preparedness and our stuttering tactical ...of the cool swag.

The III Percent Mission Statement: Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson
Options for joining at low monthly contributions, annual rates, and one-time-fee lifetime levels: go to the III Percent Society site.

Friday, June 20, 2014

We're From the Government

And, we're here to choke you.
From the they wouldn't let that happen department...
"This is a direct attack on every free-market business in America, and every single business should be alarmed. No business should have to operate while questioning daily whether or not they will be the victim of a cease-and-desist order. This will cause uncertainty on Wall Street and uncertainty in the job market, leading to a loss of jobs and devastating the families that rely on them, while irreversibly damaging the economy and threatening consumer choice."

That's Katie Pavlich quoting the US Consumer Coalition.  She thinks that Senatorial oversight and reform to include a committee to rule the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (that's sounds benign, don't it?), rather than an administrator might make that agency less terrorizing, but I can't quite agree.  Actually, I don't agree at all.
I can't help but think that far more extensive surgery, and more invasive, is going to be required.
Your government hates you for your independence, and is prepared to crush you.  What shall you do?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Apres Louis

...Not just inconvenience, oh no.  But, pain, suffering, starvation, poverty, and brutality like we've never imagined.
Best get right with the Lord.  And hang on.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Normalcy Bias

It's going to get a lot of us killed.  And it is not, as the Wikipedia definition suggests, just an inability to imagine that which has never happened, being possible.  It is the possibility, also, that some of the very worst of human history is being intentionally recreated.

I just don't even have the words to add to this; it so completely fleshes out your state of affairs, and what your near future holds, like it or not.
It is not farfetched to assume that such an ongoing concatenation of events as we have enumerated may well comprise a deliberate project meant to inflame social unrest and bring about a civil crisis that would facilitate the ostensible goal of the Obama administration, namely, the “fundamental transformation” of the republic into a socialist welfare state — or a de facto one-party system. Indeed, the various scandals that have plagued the Obama administration — NSA spying on citizens, IRS targeting of conservative organizations, Fast and Furious gun-running operations, illegal deferring of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the exchange of the dubious Bowe Bergdahl for five battle-hardened Taliban insurgents without consulting Congress, thus breaking a law [19] signed by the president himself — are all forms of autocratic practice and are redolent of police-state actions.

One would prefer to regard this hypothesis as the stuff of fiction or unhinged conspiracy theory. But the circumstances described above, considered alongside the president’s Marxist training and Alinskyite methods, as well as a number of new developments, fuel such troubling speculations. These new developments involve a set of curious events within the military establishment. As Larry Kelley writes in Freedom Outpost, “Over the five years of his presidency across all branches of the armed services [Obama] has fired 197 senior officers. Just this year, he fired nine commanding generals, including General Ham, head of US Africa Command, who publicly stated that he disagreed with the order not to send a rescue mission into Benghazi on the night of the attacks when our people were pleading for their lives. Retired and active members of our most elite warriors are openly speculating that an Obama purge of its commanders is under way.”

H/T to Mike at Cold Fury, Future Fear at Pajamas Media...

Frankly, I'd prefer to think that the Corruptocrat-In-Chief is just a moron.  But, I am not that naïve.  He may not be the smartest person in the room, but I can't accept that there's no pattern or purpose to it all.
Is this stuff just getting to the ears of the choir, or are there readers out there who've been stirred out of their respective normalcies?  Or, is there anyone reading this who'd care to suggest where Solway is wrong?

If you don't read anything else today, this week, this month, read this.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Some Urine For Your Cornflakes

I've been working on another/bigger blog post, editing stuff there as I find time between dirt projects.  I came across this story, via Free Republic, and added it to the other thing...But, it wrankled me so thoroughly this morning, I thought I oughtta spread that aggravation around, and include it in this separate post.
You're welcome.
As you've considered the VA scandal, did you think of those executives like Shinseki as just detached figureheads in their ivory towers?  I kinda did.
Well, stop it.  Go find out what the VA, and the guy Shinseki reported to (let me stress that it was just one guy...rhymes with yo' mama) has been prioritizing higher than Veterans' actual healthcare.
And, prepare to be sick with rage.
The VA Scandal began at the Phoenix VA Health Care System where administrators earned promotions and bonuses by shunting patients who needed treatment into fake waiting lists.

But each and every year, from 2009 to 2011, the Phoenix VA Health Care System put in solar panels. The solar panels at the Carl T. Hayden VA in Phoenix cost $20 million.
And let's not just assume that the solution to that malfeasance is/was found in cutting off the head of the snake.  This behavior is endemic.  It is absolutely natural for them that the lives of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines are of little significance compared to their green agenda wealth-redistribution scam.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Parting Company With Fred Reed, Here

Fred says he was a former Marine, and I thought there was no such thing.  Once a Marine, always a Marine?  I don't have time to devote much thought to this missive, but wanted to get a few thoughts down...perhaps there'll be more, later.
As a Vietnam veteran, he's certainly earned the right to his inflated anecdotal perspective regarding war.  But when he dismisses the brotherhood of soldiers as that of suckers, he insults far better men than himself.  Mighty arrogant of him, projecting the murky purpose of his "war" on all other wars and warriors.
Bowe Bergdahl may have your admiration, Fred, but not mine.  And, I admire you that much less, for your disappointing stance on this matter.  You can hate war all you want, but besmirching the warrior is just downright vulgar.  And for what?  To prop up this jihadist?
His platoon doesn't hate him for shaming them with his "courage" to desert, they hate him for turning his back on them.  And they despise you for vindicating him.
As do I.  Call it the menace of the Individual, if it suits you, Fred.  And you can feel roundly menaced.
The opposite of the unthinking soldier is the true warrior, an individual.  He lives for the fight, not the platitudes.  He is not a herd animal (and note this is keenly unlike Officer Safety and his pals).  There is a unity based upon common principle and dedication to each other, but it's far from mindless.  And, Fred has some nerve to look down his nose at them, presuming imagined nobility for Bergdahl's cowardice.
For shame.

I am glad that there are divergent opinions regarding war.  And, I support Reed's and Rockwell's opposing view (at the very least, if it comes down to who the enemies of Liberty are, we'll have some reason not to shoot them).  And, I've said that so long as our soldiers are being hamstrung with suicidal rules of engagement, let's shut this war down and bring 'em home.  But, I am very much in favor of them shooting Talibanis and other Musloids, while in that sandbox.  And, I very much support them retaining their warrior ethic for the coming bitchslap, here in the FUSA.

I am convinced that there is going to be Rev War III, and I believe we're going to need the best of those warriors, prepared to do what they do.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Ow, It Hurts. I Don't Like It.

On hearing the "interviewer" speak, I wonder how his shooting skills would look...

If Joe Bite-Me was standing opposed, I bet you could learn to like it, Darlin'.

Friday, June 6, 2014

It's About the Kids, Dawg, Yo.

Rashad McCants, in this ESPN article slamming the UNC basketball program says he's "concerned about the future."

"It's about my kids, about your kids. It's about their kids. It's about knowing the education that I received and knowing that something needs to change," he said. "This has nothing to do with the Carolina fans or the Carolina program. It has everything to do with the system, and Carolina just so happened to be a part of the system and they participated in the system, so in retrospect, you have to look at it and say, 'Hey, you know what you did wrong.'
"Stand  up.  It's time for everybody to really just be accountable"


Let's get this straight.  Rashad, who couldn't pass algebra and psychology, but made straight A's in no-show AFAM classes...wants to blame the system.

Actually, in a way I too blame a system: the one that conceived and later tolerated the whole African & Afro-American Studies Program, and left this "Professor" Julius Nyang'Oro in charge.  It appears to me that the one thing Nyang'Oro consistently and effectively taught, was how to game the system... and these courses were taught to students whose academic purpose was mostly to do just that: game the system, then blame the system.  Can't be McCants' fault, can it?
While we're at it, let's blame Affirmative Action for perpetuating the soft bigotry of diminished expectations for black athletes, and UNC for subscribing to such a system.  But let's certainly not hold Rashad personally accountable for his own poor performance in the classroom. [/sarcasm]

In retrospect, I think Roy Williams should've said "sink or swim, motherfucker."  And, I bet he wishes he'd have done just that, too.

If McCants wants folks to be held accountable, perhaps he should also be looking "in the mirror."  My support for that University's basketball program led me to presume for him the benefit of the doubt regarding his academic intentions.  I, and fellow fans, were wrong to extend him such a benefit.  We didn't think we were cheering for cheaters and race-hustlers.
McCants washed out of the NBA after just 4 years, and is now reportedly plying his trade in Brazil.
He once characterized life at UNC as being "like prison", and now says it's like "a tragedy because I spent a lot of time in a class I didn't do anything in (sic)."
The fo'real, dawg tragedy is that anybody in Chapel Hill wasted their give-a-damns on poor little Rashad.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

VIDEO: New Afterburner by Bill Whittle

Yes, he is.

Maybe not just the worst pResident, ever.  Quite possibly the most despicable person this country has ever known.

Livermush Eats Taliban?

What the fuque?
I occasionally check the Blogger stats to analyze readership.  And yesterday, the most common Google search term that linked to my blog was:
Taliban Eats Livermush
Well, just like yesterday's heading for the ES&BS video, I don't think so.
Does Livermush eat Taliban, really?
No.  But, I know a few named Bergdahl that we'd like to grind up and feed to the pigs.
Anybody like the new blog layout?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The No-Guns Dentist

Back in 2007, when I was about to go through submandibular excision number two (which would be followed by 30 doses of radiation treatment) my dental oncologist at MD Anderson told me that my teeth looked to be in particularly good condition, but I had to make a choice: either I promised to have professional cleanings twice a year, or she was going to remove all my teeth rather than just my wisdom teeth.  Easy choice, yes Ma'am, I'll see a dental hygienist every six months.

And so, yesterday found me walking into a regularly scheduled dental exam.  But, coming into the Dentist's office, I noticed a new sign on the glass entry door:

No Handguns Allowed
Concealed Or Otherwise

And, the same clear stick-on sign adorned the interior glass door.

About a year or two ago, while I was waiting to be called into my cleaning, I enjoyed a brief chat with a pair of WWII vets in the waiting room.  They had been waiting when I came in, and didn't say so, but seemed to be getting a bit impatient at their wait time.  And when I was called back before them, I tried to get the staff to accommodate those old guys before me.  I made a bit of a scene, and I'm sure the wait room heard most of it.

As the Vets' dental cases were far different from mine, our schedules had nothing in common, but I left the Dentist's staff with an admonition to never let a Veteran wait more than 10 minutes.  I don't know if that little poopy-pants show of mine ever helped any Veterans with their wait times, but the point is this: the Dentist's staff never lets me sit in the waiting room (regardless of how early or late I arrive) more than 5 minutes.  I don't think they want me chatting up the other customers.

Fast-forward back to yesterday...
I bet I didn't have more than 90 seconds to stew over the new "No Guns Allowed" sign, with at least a dozen other patients already waiting, before being shown back to the examination room.  The hygienist, not my regular one (and what's up with that, Jennifer, if you're still reading my blog?) proceeded to situate me in the lounger and quiz me over Facebook challenges and some other nonsense.  I told her that I didn't play any Facebook games, and this day would be my last visit. Ever.

She asked me why, and told her that I refuse to spend my money (I'm a cash-paying-for-healthcare customer) at a Citizens' Disarmament Zone.  And I assured her I understood it wasn't her idea, so she could just trot out the mutton-head in charge of such foolishness, and I'd tell him the same thing.

She claimed that she didn't like the sign, and doesn't agree with it, but told a story of a recent felon who came in with his partially-concealed handgun and menaced (my word, not hers) the other patients in their waiting room.  We talked about similar schoolyard victim zones and horses and cowboy church using hushed tones.  Actually, her tones were hushed, and mine were more like: arrgh-mmm dubba-warrga-wargga dummumm cahpah.  Teeth-cleaning humor!

Near the end of the cleaning, the Dentist came in and did his I'm looking over your file as an attempt to piggyback an examination that you don't need and didn't want onto your scheduled cleaning, even though you've warned my staff over and over not to just assume that an examination was part of the deal.  The hygienist said to the Dentist that I had some concerns.

I told him I didn't have any concerns, but that I did have standards.  And one of those standards was not getting shot as an innocent disarmed bystander, when some sociopath recognizes the Dentist's little sign as a "Free Human Targets Here" advertisement.  And another of those standards was not spending my money in a place that would put up such signs.  The Dentist gave me the winky-nudgy "Well, that doesn't mean there aren't any guns here" line, and I told him that I was even more offended that he thought I should trust him, if and when an armed bad guy, that he invited to the party, comes in and starts shooting!  Thanks, but no.

He tried telling me about the felon that came in armed, but his story didn't exactly parallel the hygienist's (hmm, wonder if it was all fabricated), and I made it clear that it matters not a whit the circumstances, that if he wanted to run a business that rounds up victims for crazed killers, he'd be better off taking his little sign to "Bloombergville...or better yet, Chicago!"

So then, he thought it'd make me feel better to say that the police, after nabbing the aforementioned felon down the road a piece, gave him the signs and recommended their placement on his doors.

ASIDE: Oh, and all the while, he's monkeying around with his scratching and picking instruments...Curses, foiled again by the piggyback services!

Anyways, he tells me about the deputies and their recommendation, and my language got real colorful.  And, I reminded him that the average national response time for a 911 call is something like 23 minutes, but the response time of a .357 Magnum is more like 1350 feet per second.  I expressed dismay that my local Land of Livermush cops had such hairbrained notions, and told him that next time they give him such advice to tell them to go piss up a rope.

He promised to take the signs down by lunchtime, and wouldn't put them up again.

Dear Dentist, if you're reading this, I apologize for calling you a moron.

If you promised to remove the signs because you really wanted to, and all you needed was one person with the balls to suggest it, then good for you.  And, I'm happy to oblige.

But, if you offered to remove it just to quell the strife and will replace it when the winds shifts back to some deputy's bad advice, then I'm more sorry for you being a moron, than me calling you one.