Thursday, July 30, 2015

MISS EMILLY LETITIA SPEAKS

I don't know what happened to the Weekly Standard but it looks like they fired all of their copy editors.

You know it's that or one of our Jimmy Carter/Clinton appointed ambassadors is an idiot and the Weekly Standard derived sadistic pleasure from quoting him:






I never considered the chastity of my cars. I always considered them sans peur et sans reproche. Kerry on the other hand is a sad pathetic liar who only has 5 times the integrity of Hillary Clinton. It'm important to keep in mind that we are multiplying a zero.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

EUROPE AND ME

Almost twenty years ago I quit the Middle East and shifted to service in the Far East. Between tours in the Persian Gulf I would vacation for months at a time in the pre-Soviet collapse Europe. I was last engaged in such tourism before the integration of Germany and before the clouds of islamic immigrants made mockery of England, France, Belgium and Wales. I had a grand time riding the rails and touring the old cities of Europe from Mont St. Michelle to Blois and London and Amsterdam. I wouldn't go there again now but might be lured there in some future time.

The junior siblings have worked very hard all their lives and now both of them are abroad. My brother and his family are touring Rome and Italy again and my sister and her family are touring Greece again. I admit for not having much liking for either country but I think we can safely put that down to how I was treated in each country after my US Air Force transport crash landed in each back in 1989. It was a rough ride home from the Gulf and the worst parts were being on the ground in both Athens and Naples. I mean seriously, after the engine fire was extinguished and we crash landed at Bahrain we were at least put up in a 5 star hotel with a pool and not treated like the scum of the earth.

Oh well, some people are catastrophe tourists and like to look at the guts of declining civilizations. I prefer to see alt reality in the air conditioned prime world comfort of a REGAL theater. YMMV.

Far and Away the Best Way to View Alt.Reality

EUROPEAN CHILDREN'S HOUR

I logged into my blog today and got this announcement that I really must share with you.


Those of us born in Germany must stick with the narrative and enforce our policies on all.  Zum befehl!!

I write in English with a little bit of french and latin thrown in. I'll be damned if I can recall writing in German.

Screw the EU.

COMPROMISE

I remember a book I read long ago. It was filled with advice and guidance for getting on in life. It never discussed pragmatism and compromising one's moral beliefs simply to avoid a legal tussle. Perhaps the next imprint will describe the circumstances where it is OK to simply turn into an invertebrate and compromise your most basic principles. Good job, men.


WAR AGAINST THE BASE

I'm going to laugh out loud when Donald Trump wins the GOP Primary. So far he is the only one of the candidates who resonates with 24% or more of the primary voters. There are others I like more but the entrance of royalty has dimmed their chances since it is true, many republican voters are stupid and easily fall for the infallible Bush name.

It makes me wonder if many republican leaders fear assassination and so openly openly despise their voters in order to go along and get along and live to celebrate a rich retirement from government service. What other explanation can there be for men to work so hard and labor so unremittingly to destroy this country's foundation with unrestricted immigration, corruption and mismanagement?

Monday, July 27, 2015

GHASTLY FASCIST INVERTEBRATE

Gentle reader, my ears were assailed today by a unique description of King Edward VIII. A plummy British voice on NPR described King and Emperor Edward VIII as a ghastly fascist invertebrate. I thought it was amusing because if there's one thing pushy, edgy demanding fascists are, it is pushy. They very strongly believe in standing up to crush your rights even if they have to kill every single one of you. Nevertheless, it was sufficiently interesting and entertaining that I left the car running with the A/C on and 12 year old birthday girl fast asleep in the passenger seat while I listened to the end.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

ANOTHER MODEST PROPOSAL

This article describes a problem and offers a solution. It involves how Americans vote. Modern Americans were fluffed into buying complex voting machines that inexplicably cast votes for the democrats even if the voter had the damned nerve to vote rethuglican. It's an endless mystery why these machines never 'accidently' cast votes for republicans. Nobody knows why.

I have a modest proposal of my own. I agree that we should use only paper ballots. I think that each ballot should be a 3 x 5 index card and the voter can use both sides to 'write' the name and office for each office he is voting for and simply list any ballot propositions by their letter or number, leaving out those that he or she is not voting for.

It goes without saying that votes only count if the voter manages to spell the name of their candidate and the office properly. If they can't do something that simple, they don't deserve to be counted. To preclude outright massive fraud, the index cards would have embossed seals and be issued, one to each voter as they arrive at the polls.

Some might wonder at the war tag for this post. It's simple; if war is politics by other means, it follows that politics is war by other means.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

IF ONLY TEDDY HAD CHOSEN WISELY


HERD IN PASSING

As I watched us renew our diplomatic ties with Cuba I was struck by the ignorance of the supporters. I wondered aloud, "Only one country embargoed that benighted socialist paradise. Just one country." Cuba had an open door to the other 193 countries on planet earth. We didn't blockade the island off our shores.

Why is Cuban poverty and misery our fault? Quite literally, we did nothing to them.

MCCAIN DEMOCRATS STRIKE AGAIN

I've had enough of the Senate and House leadership. Will nobody rid us of these doormat democrats masquerading as republicans?


Friday, July 24, 2015

SPOT THE RACISSSSSSS

10 points for the first person to spot 5 racists in the photo below.

Demonizing the Dead Serves Little Purpose
I think we have to draw a line or someday the Park Service really will dynamite Mount Rushmore and we'll be no better than the Taliban at Bamiyan. We have problems we cannot talk about that require fixing and digging up the past and tarring it and feathering it serves no purpose.

DRUDGE FUN

I really enjoy the Drudge juxtaposition. Nobody does it like him.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

CHOICES

The ineptocrats are playing a game with us. They think that they hold the dominant position because, after all, they are the government. On the other hand, they're inept. Why is it that when the Chinese want data and information of ours they can simply hack the U.S. government and steal it? Why can't Americans hack all government computers and put all the files online for American citizens to access? It isn't theft because the information belongs to us. Even all that stuff about privacy and penalties is so much BS since you never ever see any government worker or contractor prosecuted for misplacing every scrap of personal information on 21 million Americans.

You see how one gradually comes around to Snowden's point of view. The inept bureaucrats with much to hide have taken hiding information to new depths. This morning I read an article in the Washington Post written by hack there who found no credible basis to question Trump's medical deferments during the Vietnam War but who thought it was very important to point out that questions were raised about his actual medical condition at the time. Questions nobody at the Post or NYT ever raised about any democrats running for office.

The Post hack was somewhat distressed that all of the information collected and collated by the Draft Boards was promptly destroyed when this country ended the practice of drafting its young men and sending them off to fight in Vietnam. The people responsible for gathering it all promptly destroyed it all. Kind of like every single document in Obama's lifetime paper trail. Transcripts? College Records? Law Review articles? You know, little things like his SSN from a state in which he never lived or worked.

Shall we play a game?
CPE1704TKS

There are few choices:
-Hack our own computers
-global thermonuclear war
-nuke it from orbit
-expect the "most transparent administration in history" to comply with the law.

What is it about democrats that they have to make almost no effort to completely mask their past because their operatives with bylines won't even bother to look beyond the veil and would never dream of tearing down the curtain and exposing the wizard? They leap to make up dirt on rethuglicans and publish it even before vetting it but can't be bothered to research their pals.

At dinner tonight there were nine of us. One is too young to count but six of our company were shocked when I told them that the man they were belittling as stupid and a man with no chance at all of winning the party nomination was actually outpolling all 15 of his rivals in the GOP race and with 24% of the republican electorate, the clear leader with almost double the percentage of eligible voters backing the number 2 candidate.

I don't see what's so hard to understand about it. The real republicans are sick and tired of the fakers and I would have thought the fakers learned that when Cantors own voters repudiated the RINO House Majority Leader in the last election. Cantor and Boehner were content to slither on and let the democrats and progressives set the agenda. The rest of us are tired of them.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

THE TRUE OPTIMISTS

Today we went to the Steven Udvar-Hazy Center. It was my fourth trip. I learn something new with each visit. Optimists are sometimes nice to have around. They provide comic relief.

Space Shuttle DISCOVERY at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ARMED RECRUITERS

There is a bit of a hue and cry for the Pentagon to arm the recruiters scattered like buckshot throughout the nation in cities large and small. What some people appear to have forgotten is that any recruiter who carried a gun onto any school campus would wish that he had instead staggered drunk into a Tijuana bar waving a pistol while shouting, 'Viva Estados Unidos de América!' Guns aren't allowed on school property.

I've gone through the drill with the USMC on weapons any number of times. It is no simple matter to construct an armory that meets the specification so it is hard to imagine that recruiters will have a lock box they can put their weapons in before heading out everyday to the local high schools and colleges. That won't fly, float, swim or skydive.

It's not like recruiters sit around their plush offices waiting for young men and women to beat a path to their door. No. They have to go out there and beat the bushes every single day. Knowing some recruiters, they probably look at getting shot at as a mild improvement to getting reamed by headquarters for failing to meet quota.

I wouldn't be a recruiter if my life depended on it. It's a very tough job. YMMV.

Monday, July 20, 2015

UNCOMMON VALOR WAS A COMMON VIRTUE

Today we drove by the memorial on the way to Fort Myer. On the way home we stopped and walked around it. The last time I remember doing that I was the same age as my daughter. There were few visitors. Half of them were like me; instructing their children on what the memorial is and what it stands for and the rest of them looked like men who had climbed Mount Suribachi.

IWO JIMA MEMORIAL 20 JULY 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

JOURNEY TO SPACE

If you live near an Imax theater. Keep your eyes peeled for Journey To Space 3D. We saw it at the IMAX in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. It was amazing. It was hard to believe how many of the video clips I've inserted here over the years were filmed in 3D. When I get home I'll have to look at them again with my 3D glasses on.

It's hard to believe  how huge the solar system is and yet how small it would be if we had continuous boost engines to take us to planets far away.

Still on walkabout.

Friday, July 17, 2015

WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?

I have been overhearing conversation by talking heads about a possible Obama veto that would somehow be employed by him if a majority of the Senate voted no about whatever kind of surrender document he signed with Iran. I don't understand what these idiots are talking about. There's a bunch of them talking about it right now on the Diane Reims Show and each of them says that if the majority vote no then the President will simply override the will of the majority with a veto. They seem to think that he can do that safely because somehow, in this weird universe, if the Senate votes no and the President stamps it with a veto, it all adds up to yes. But it doesn't!

How the hell does that work? He can veto a bill but that only means one thing. It means the bill does not become a law. Is the Kerry surrender document a treaty which requires the consent of the Senate? It doesn't sound like it because they're talking about the House voting too and their advice and consent is neither sought nor required for Treaties which, when APPROVED by the Senate become the law of the land.

Have I gone mad? What are these people talking about?

Thursday, July 16, 2015

THE PLANETARY SOCIETY

It's a nice place. Interesting things happen there.


SOME FLAG LURVING

M. Williamson has some fun with the social justice bullies at his place.

My favorites:


NEVER LEARN ON STEROIDS

The Greeks got it nailed. From Thucydides:



Having learned nothing after 2450 years, the Greeks bear up under the load of a debt they don't mean to pay and stole from other countries in the first place. It does make one wonder why the Germans haven't figured out a way to manufacture a glacier that will remorselessly slide all the Greeks of Hellas into the sea and leave it for the goats. Such a glacier would solve two problems the Germans don't want to deal with. You know how Germans deal with little problems like that.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

SUPERCOOL

From the daily time waster person.


ORGAN LEGGERS

When Larry Niven wrote about them I thought they were creatures of the future. We are now living in the progressive future where they will kill, rend and sell human body parts to buyers and suffer no remorse and, it goes without saying, any legal sanction from the law. It is the ones that question the legalism of the socialist regime that suffer from the law.


If only there was some way to aim the jihadis at our common enemy. I assure you that right at this moment there are thousands of government workers laboring mightily to do just that thing. Unfortunately, all of them consider us the enemy. S'OK.


The burn from the white hot grease has fled now. I took a minute tonight to peruse the Instapundit and earlier, Maggies Farm. I kind of regret it except for the pictures from USS NEW HORIZONS as it made closest approach to Pluto. I am looking forward to the hi-res photography. I started out with a 1200 baud modem. I imagine the guys at JPL are tearing their hair out about now. Still, they're the most patient men and women in the world.

If you are interested, there was a good book.


It was today that my girl learned that I blog. I wonder how long it will take the new computer enabled girl to find us.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

REGISTER TO VOTE IN EVERY PRIMARY

I used to live (for 30 years) in the western most continental state and hated that by the time the damned primary vote came to our state, the idiots in the moron states had managed to eliminate all the good candidates and left us only people like McCain and Kerry to vote for on our ballots.

What? I asked, is wrong with long distance voting in all the primaries as they roll across the country so that when it is 'my turn' I can still choose the candidate that I favored before he dropped out of the race after losing Iowa or Vermont?

Probably nothing at all.

Can't you see it now, 65,000% of eligible voters in Vermont voted in the next primary.

My kind of voter literacy.

POST AMERICA

We lost to the Edict of Nantes. I am not surprised. None of the Ruling Class like us.
Alexander Ciccolo, 23, of Adams, Mass., was taken into custody on gun charges after buying two pistols and two rifles from an undercover FBI confidential informant, federal officials said. In a search of his apartment, officials reported they found it loaded with possible bomb-making equipment including a pressure cooker, a variety of chemicals, an alarm clock, along with “attack planning papers” and “jihad” paperwork. FBI agents said he used the name Abu Ali al-Amriki and neighbors said he was a recent convert to Islam.
I wonder.

It, oddly enough, is not against the law to buy pistols and rifles from Federal Fire Arm people such as the actual FBI. Possible bomb making equipment ought not to include common household items such as an actual "pressure cooker" or those evil statist bastards would make them as hard to sell as crack or meth. (anybody can do that!)

Just WTF is a variety of chemicals? Clorox? spice? Tide? non-lickable postage stamps? (the world needs to know if jail is the only option should the FBI or law enforcement investigate your home chemicals.) I know a potential terrorist in Ypsilante and I'll name her as such if they promise me full custody of 'the kid'. (DO YOU EVEN SENSE THE FULL EVIL OF THAT SENTENCE?)

HOLY SHIT!"
"THAT MAN HAS AN ALARM CLOCK!!"
"KILL HIM!!!"
"That evil mofo has an ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA!!!!"
"He's a Terrorist!!!!!"

First I think they condition us with global warming and announce the death of the world and then they build down and announce that pressure cookers are nothing but terrorist bombs and yet,
they think we accept their stupidity and total charades like border enforcement and the TSA as our 'defense' in the war on terrorism.

DISCLOSURES

I once bought a crockpot for my x wife. I will gladly give the feds her current address. We failed to actually own a pressure cooker whatever that is.

I bought guns from people with a Federal Fire Arms License. Should I be afraid that DOJ and FBI scumbag communists will take that as a threat? After all, they sold them to me with full 'ruling legal authority' at the time. Wait, isn't it legal to buy fire arms from the FBI of all people? Yeah, we know about the 'walking' scandal where ATF and like Agencies sold government guns and machine guns to Mexican drug cartels. That was totally legal just like everything Obama did is legal.

I spent the last 2 days flying coach in America. It was brutal.

Seriously, a man owns an alarm clock and the FBI guns up and invades his castle. I wonder, is there a setting on such things for 'wake up! the FBI will bash down the door and conduct a home invasion in a week?' For the record, I don't actually own any sort of alarm clock. NONE AT ALL. Srsly, why get up for the NSA or HLS?

When my aged parents discarded their entire Encyclopedia Brittanica dating back to 1950, I opted out. They gave it to my little sister. It contains all kinds of crap the modern FBI and TSA find frightening. I am sure it actually has stuff on it about Yawheh and other religious persons. Sure am glad that sort of information isn't available online.

Oh. For the record, this is like the first time HLS have ever done their actual job. It was probably part of their routine investigation of white law enforcement officers because they're noted terrorists.

Congratulations HLS! You actually caught a real live terrorist. I admit to being a tad bit surprised that he isn't a 79 year old wheel chair bound woman with an oxygen tank keeping her alive. That's usually your speed.

Bad news. He's a friend of Hillary Clinton and he'll get off with a warning and an endowed chair as professor at some elite American university like Obama's Chicago friends and neighborhood bomber/murderers.