Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SUPPORT AND DEFEND

Why do we let morons assign wings? No sane person would trouble to ask himself what morons think but we seem to let our morons guide our discourse and assign our 'politics' to one wing or another based on simple stupidity. How did that happen?

A "winger" is somebody described by the media as somebody who actually believes,

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. 

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
You know, if you actually trouble to read the Declaration of Independence, it looks like a very familiar and modern landscape doesn't it?

A STATE OF THE WORLD

Roger Kimball has an interesting article about the EU vs Apple. He mention that Apple has parked $137 billion offshore to avoid US corporate taxes and the EU has decided that maybe it can get some of that. In many ways I side with Apple as it fights against the confiscatory tax regimes who seek to profit from their business acumen. What Apple sells in the United States is fully taxed by the United States. What it sells in Europe is governed entirely by the incredible regulatory state that is the EU. Being the EU, that regulatory state is 100% based on preserving the money and power of the ancient oligarchs which, necessarily, requires the rules to be written in such a manner as to protect the nouveau rich oligarchs like Apple, Starbucks, etc.

It occurs to me though that Apple could BUY a country outright for a fraction of that profit it is accumulating offshore and then write the tax policies that it finds convenient.  Oops. Wait, I think that's what the EU thinks happened in Ireland.

I read a book a long time ago with that kind of premise. It involved the Swiss and their banking system which had for so long refused to cough up the money the rest of the world insisted was theirs. So the rest of the world nuked the recalcitrant Swiss until they glowed. Being the Swiss, they were all quite safe in their armored underground bunkers and redoubts and being Swiss were the most heavily armed country in Europe. Neutral doesn't mean impotent.

On the other hand, we're talking in this case about the Palestinians of Europe and you know what they say about Palestinians, they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. It is also said that an honest politician is one who stays 'bought'. We shall see what the Dáil trots out as the EU destroys every freedom their forefathers won through war and revolution over 600 years.

THE LONG SHIP

I have lost my faith in wikipedia and I say that even though I edit wiki articles. However, as an online repository of startling depth, I still like to delve into it in the wee hours and the hyperlinks can take me hours away from my starting point. I'm afraid my philosophy can be reduced to: read rather than sleep, sleep rather than eat, eat only when you must. I came by it naturally. At 8 all flashlights were confiscated and I wasn't stupid enough to read by candlelight so I hot-wired a D cell battery with a flashlight bulb and carried on reading. If I was hard to wake in the morning, so be it.

This is pretty cool. It is like so many of the wonders of a different age. I, for instance, never thought I'd find the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee. What a wonder that is. I really like the remnants of the World Fair and Exposition in San Francisco and Treasure Island. Very little is left in either place.

A replica of the Gokstad ship, named Viking was sailed across the Atlantic to the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893
The ship above was built and sailed to the World's Fair in Chicago to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus and his men in the New World. The picture called to mind The Architect's Dream.


Monday, September 29, 2014

ERIC HOLDER IS DEAD

It took some time and Obama managed to find shelter behind the dead corpse of his Attorney General far longer than I ever would have thought possible but at last, the corpse is so rotten it has to be abandoned and new cover from incoming fire must be sought. Holder came in with a bang and Victor Davis Hanson points out his many egregious acts of routinely rolling onto smoking grenades and taking the full force of the explosion for the democratic party and Obama.

People say he was even more polarizing and racist than Obama but I find that hard to believe. That he was petty and venal and the anti-justice is irrefutable but the lightworker is dedicated to destroying western civilization while Holder was merely interested in extracting whatever he could get from the system before it falls. In many ways he was similar to the old Roman emperors after the Sack of Rome who only endured based on the sufferance of the other Roman Emperor in Byzantium.

The speculators suggest that he stepped down to be groomed to take Ginsberg's place on the Supreme Court when she, inevitably, "retires." The other speculators prognosticate that she will be forced out by the old-white-men of the left who want Obama to appoint Holder as her replacement. They never use the term, "unexpected car accident that claims the life of Supreme Court Justice......" Given how many political lawyers have been sacrificed by the democrats over the years, if I was Ginsberg, you wouldn't catch me dead on the roads and byways of America.

FADING GLORY

Old Glory slowly fading away in Fairport Harbor

Sunday, September 28, 2014

AGAINST THE FLOW


It is with sorrow that I don't recall if this was Daily Time Waster or another of the blog roll. Still, it is good.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON REPORTS

I thoroughly enjoyed this article in the Washington Free Beacon, Andrea Mitchell Conducts Foreign Policy Interview with Chicago Slumlord. Valerie Jarrrett is Obama's principal advisor.
BY: Andrea Mitchell on Friday landed an exclusive interview with Chicago slumlord Valerie Jarrett to discuss terrorist threats against the United States, as well as the resignation of her close friend Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a very enlightening interview.
“I have nothing new to report,” Jarrett said when asked about reported threats to U.S. subway systems.
Read the rest at the link.

Friday, September 26, 2014

SOMETIMES WE HAVE SURREAL FOR BREAKFAST

If you turn your back, as I do, on the transom, weird stuff flies over it. This is bizarre on the face of it and even after you put it down and walk away you shake your head and mutter....WTF?

Honestly, who knew we had coed fraternities? This is the very first picture that pops up on google when I type coed. The powers that be who are concerned about girls getting assaulted on campus want them to move into fraternities because Title IX.


OK.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

LOSING HIS GRIP

It appears that Eric Holder will be leaving the Department of Justice. They say he's headed for New York. New York is standing by.


What is it with the tactical police? Somebody told them that trigger fingers must always be near the trigger but not on it. Why do they all insist on wearing those stupid helmets? If they must wear a helmet couldn't they color code them with pink for federal  agents and blue for local cops? Why do modern cops need machine guns? The Cleveland police put 119 holes in a car using pistols. If they can do it, you can do it. If they absolutely had to carry machine guns, couldn't they carry Thompsons? Seriously, do they need boots and bloused pantaloons?

I used to play in the sandbox with kids like this. Yes, you need a gun. No, you don't need a helmet, alice gear, a machine gun and a tutu. This is what happens to police when you hire former SEALs.

PLAY IS FUN

If we didn't think play was fun why would we do it? It sort of looks like bureaucrats are dead set against American corporations using the existing laws to rid themselves of an onerous tax by telling them that they cannot buy some minor company overseas and then shield themselves legally from the 35% American corporate tax on everything including overseas profits. I'm OK with those bureaucrats flaunting a power I don't think they have.

Well, not really. Truth be told, I'm a pirate.

Can you imagine what will happen in DC when a corporate tycoon strolls across the border, gives a man there a dollar and says, "use this to buy GM or Boeing?" Yep, he'd give it to a man named Bill Clinton and the result would be the same. One more company just off-shored itself for no good reason at all...except shedding that 35% tax.

For no reason at all, I decided to throw in a picture of a beautiful girl at play. Wiley. That's what I am.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

OLD NEWS OF THE GREAT WAR

I just learned tonight that the Daily Telegraph is publishing its newspaper from 100 years ago online. You can follow the Great War in near real time. It gives an interesting perspective about what was going on while western civilization crumbled and empires died in the mud of France.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OVER THE FENCE

It's interesting that liberal fools buy into this sort of rationalization. A guy made it over your very high fence and made it through all of your heavily armed guards and still managed to open the door to your house and you think that what you need to do now is lock the door. Think about it for a second.

-Very high alarmed fence
-Enormous heavily armed security force
-Very large yard to cross under fire

and every liberal on earth thinks if that happens to him he can just dial 911.

Lock the damned door?!!! That's crazy talk!!!!

OVER THE RAINBOW

Washington DC has to adjust to the "new" Constitution of the United States. It's a couple of hundred years old but then, Washington is a place out of time. Read this and weep.
Under the proposed legislation, guns would still be prohibited in sensitive locations including the Capitol grounds, government buildings, public transit and anywhere where alcohol is sold and served. Schools, universities and circumstances where protection of public officials, visiting dignitaries and demonstrators is paramount would also be considered sensitive places where guns are banned.
A large part of exercising one's second amendment right to carry a gun is to shoot lawmakers. It's a right dammit! Another part of our second amendment right to carry guns is to be safe from predators and why, when 1 in 5 women in a university get sexually assaulted, wouldn't we allow them to carry a weapon?

I'd wonder about how "sensitive places" crept into the language of the Constitution but I didn't see any penumbras either. What a strange place liberals live in where it is OK for them to have guns but illegal for you to have one.

LOSS OF SAVVY

I don't and never will know if this story is true. Back when I had divisions, not one single one of my Petty Officers in any work center had a colateral duty. The colaterals were something that the officers didn't enjoy much but they were pretty much assigned only to officers. It might be worth taking a look at the SORM and seeing what the explosion of SAVI, and SAPR and urinalysis and all the rest have done to make life unendurable for those who actually want to fix stuff.

The worst thing we could do to sailors in my day was to send them mess cranking. That wasn't a colateral though because it became their complete and total duty. I suspect that the people who like to bother other people have made being a sailor much harder than it has to be. That was the unofficial motto of a Group I was once affiliated with. "Making things Harder than they Have to Be." (think about it) and no. They got rudder orders from a thousand miles away and 3000 miles away.

WHEN I WAS CHENG

Senior Chief Orth where art thou?

A gracious thank you to Daily Timewaster.
I knew some wizards. I knew a lot of them.

Monday, September 22, 2014

THE HINDMOST

You know exactly where you stand with the ruling class when they decide to import people known or suspected to be carrying a death dealing plague that nobody understands. Any sane person would question why they do it but any paranoiac knows.

I don't think they really care about you and everything they do slaps you in the face with it.


There is just one party that has spent the last 40 years polishing the "nothing to see, just move along" mantra and they pretty much got a lock on the 'peons don't matter' approach to ruling.

Some of my happiest younger years were growing up at Fort Riley. You won't find the graves of the thousands of soldiers that died in the camps around Fort Riley from the plague because a prairie fire ages ago burned all of the wooden grave markers. The graveyard was a pasture roamed by buffalo when I was a boy there. There was nothing to mark their passing. Like sailors, they vanished one day into the mist.

PUNTING SCIENCE DOWN THE STREET

I see and know that the Climate Warriors are now gathered in New York City to scream about the destruction of the people's sphere until they grow hoarse and weary and then they'll climb back on their busses and executive jets and fly to Lima, Peru to scream some more after a lie down. As an empiricist, I occasionally ask one of them what he hopes to achieve.

I know, I waste his breath and damage my ears but it's worth asking. If the conditions that exist now result in inevitable global warming, what steps could you or we possibly take to ameliorate them and keep the planet from continuing to warm forever? I mean to say, all the scammers claim that the atmosphere contains the lethal planet killing dose of CO at this time. They demand that we stop adding to the killing bolus but never address how to actually fix it other than demanding that money be taken from us and given to them.

Nobody ever discusses how we're going to make the existing greenhouse gasses that scammers claim cause global warming go away and so end precipitous global warming. On this topic, ve vill have SCILENCE!

What part of this picture screams "SCIENCE"; and would you give it a megaphone?

NATO's NUCLEAR UMBRELLA

A deterrent lasts from moment to moment. Here' a picture of NATO's nuclear umbrella.


Speak Russian?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

AGENTS NAB UNDOCUMENTED WORKER AT WHITE HOUSE

In a stunning development yesterday, federal agents concerned with fences, nabbed an undocumented worker as he jumped the fence and sprinted into cover. The report from the fabulists at the AP reported that federal thugs chased the man into an open door while waving guns at him and screaming at nearby pedestrians.

Agent Johnny Rotten was quoted as saying, "we don't like their kind around here. He's lucky we didn't plug him full of holes and bury his body in the desert or feed him to sharks here in the river."*

In a unique departure from typical fence jumping incidents all along the border, an investigation is underway to determine which Republicans are too blame for the incident.

*I wanted to bring my news publication more into line with the vast majority of news organizations in the US, so I fired all my copy editors.

We blame Bush!

UNAWARE OF OBAMA'S CUNNING PLAN

Angelo Codevilla at The Federalist is simply unaware of Obama's brilliant plan to capture a bunch of live ebola victims in east Africa and parachute them into all the Sunni strongholds in the middle east. Why else would Obama be sending the military to 'deal' with the ebola disaster there?

Makes me wonder if the same brain at work in devising our long running Air Assault on Guam is responsible for our new east Africa/deal with ISIS plan.




WASHINGTON POST FOOLS

This wonderful first paragraph in some BS story from some idiot at the Washington Post caught my eye and why wouldn't it?
SHACHE COUNTY, China – The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence.
What a remarkable display of ignorance don't you think? Is the idiot who wrote that paragraph aware that nowhere in the muslim world is there anything except fear, repression and violence? Isn't it odd however they are they become ascendant and wage violent jihad at the drop of a pin but you mustn't blame islam they say.

Blame Bush!

Friday, September 19, 2014

HOW PROFOUNDLY STUPID IS OBAMA?


It should not be so easy to parody a president. When the first things out the president's mouth is a blatant obvious lie that even a 5 year old could see through, how does that advance the policy and security of the United States? I don't believe a word that man says and I only wonder that anybody would accept a single thing Obama said as even marginally not a bold outright lie.  You know, speaking about Talk Like A Pirate Day, Obama is always talking and acting like one. He should be running one of the Barbary States, not the United States.

PAYBACK TIME

Now that Scotland has failed to vote its own self out of the UK, do you think English voters will be given a vote to kick them out? Turnabout is always fair play...except boys are never allowed to hit girls even if they hit you first.

Seriously, the only reason the English ever conquered the place was to keep from being invaded through the north every time a continental power offered the Scots money to distract the English from wars on the Continent. Fortunately, with no wars on the continent possible from now until the ending of the world, who needs to keep the good Scots down.


If the Scots get a vote on independence why don't the English?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

IRONIC AND ICONIC

I will try to do better.


I would have to add that I have no problem at all with what the man did when he pulled our forces out of Iraq. We had stopped 'warring' in 2004 and spent the next 8 years piddling. As expected, we 'won' the war practically overnight. Our major mistake was to stay and try to make something out of what was left. With the materials at hand there was never any hope of building anything good.

REALITY FAILURE

There were a few headlines that caught my eye over the last day or two. Most of them boiled down to stories about generals insisting that we needed to at least contemplate waging war on ISIS and a President who is disinclined to act in such a manor. If you know the men involved it is pretty obvious what is going one. It's a reality malfunction.

We still, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, have generals who think we can successfully defeat our Islamic enemies on the field of battle. They sincerely believe that it is possible to "win" a war and impose an overwhelming and crushing defeat on the Islamic enemy du jour and come out of the process with a lasting peace.

Equally, the President is a well known liar and dissembler. He is the last man in the world who is going to act against the enemies of all civilization. He is one of them. There is no way that he is going to compromise his fundamental beliefs and order the Army to attack ISIS or any other Islamic terrorist organization.

The Army of the United States fought a damned fine war in both Iraq and Afghanistan. They waged war continuously 24/7 for over 12 years and after all that time, money, effort and lives lost and damaged they accomplished exactly nothing. It's an open secret that the Taliban is still running Afghanistan in the parts we left and will step in and begin running the entire country when we finally withdraw. We achieved the same result in Iraq in less time.

To use an expression made famous by LTGEN Honore, these people are stuck on stupid. The single common denominator of the anti-civilization forces sweeping the middle east is islam. The President won't and can't declare war on islam so there can be no military victory. The only way to defeat them is to refuse to allow them to enter and settle in your country.