May 5, 2012

Texas Style River Boats

DHS head Janet Napolitano -  "The border is better now than it ever has been."

Holy Shit! Machine guns! We need more machine guns!

And in Loredo, Texas, the first installment of reality is delivered:
One of them is a big boat full of high-caliber weapons to patrol the border area of Rio Bravos and the other is loaded with technology, cameras, and radar that will also provide security for this border area.
The State of Texas has ordered six of these boats to help patrol the Rio Grande.

The Texas Department of Public Safety led these two boats to the banks of the Rio Bravo to present them to Congress and show their use to patrol the border.
Obviously Congress isn't listening. Or anyone else in Washington for that natter.

Right across the river in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, the drug cartels have gone wild with Satan's pinatas - decorating the city with hanging corpses and decapitated bodies in Hell's version of Feng Shui.

Horror as nine bodies found hanged from bridge and 14 heads decapitated and dumped along U.S. border in Mexico

May 4, 2012

Sitting Stupid: Princess Of The Entitlement Tribe

Ms. Warren should have a size 12 moccasin rammed up her ...
Elizabeth Warren’s stumbling efforts to douse the firestorm surrounding her claims of being a Native American minority have raised concerns among local and national Democrats who are questioning her campaign’s competence.

“There’s nobody watching this that doesn’t think she’s in big trouble,” one well-known Massachusetts Democrat said.
Do you notice the spin on this story? It's not that she is a manipulative lying bitch who used federal minority quotas to enrich herself. Oh no. Her campaign is questioned because her managers didn't realize that she is a manipulative lying bitch who used federal minority quotas to enrich herself and failed to bribe, cajole or threaten enough people to keep this story under the radar. After all, what are campaign managers for?
“The problem is they weren’t ready for something they should have been ahead of,” Trippi said.

Another nationally known Democratic consultant said while there is no hand-wringing yet in the party, “The fact they weren’t prepared for this is a little surprising."
The fault of course is not with her but with the people who protect her image. Charlie Manson has much the same problem.
“This takes her biography into a bizarre dimension,” said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. “It has derailed the effort to define Warren in a voter-friendly way.”

Sabato also said that Warren’s claim that she didn’t list herself as a minority to gain an employment advantage is not believable.

“This is what happens when candidates don’t tell the truth,” he said. “It’s pretty obvious she was using (the minority listing) for career advancement.”
Like originally expounded, a manipulative lying bitch. Isn't there some kind of limit on these people in public office? We already have one in the White House.

May 3, 2012

Who's Going To Blink This Time?

On the world's beach, Russia just kicked sand in our eyes. They are threatening to steal our lunch money and are making moves on our girlfriend. That's what happens when a bully perceives that you don't have the gumption to stop him.
Russia’s most senior military officer said Thursday that Moscow would pre-emptively strike and destroy U.S.-led NATO missile defense sites in Eastern Europe if talks with Washington about the developing system continue to stall.

“A decision to use destructive force pre-emptively will be taken if the situation worsens,” Russian Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov said at an international missile defense conference in Moscow attended by senior U.S. and NATO officials.
NATO insists that their proposed anti-ballistic missile system is designed to only knock down Iranian missiles aimed at Europe.
Ellen Tauscher, the U.S. special envoy for strategic stability and missile defense, insisted the talks about NATO plans for a missile defense system using ground-based interceptor missiles stationed in Poland, Romania and Turkey were not stalemated.

But she acknowledged Wednesday that the recent elections in Russia and the upcoming elections in the U.S. make it “pretty clear that this is a year in which we’re probably not going to achieve any sort of a breakthrough.”

She reiterated that the U.S.-built system, still in development, is being designed to shoot down Iranian intermediate-range missiles aimed at Europe, not Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
Russia insists that that same system can take out their intercontinental ballistic missiles which, coinkydink, are also aimed at Europe.

Most likely the NATO system can; and if it can't, it darn well should.

An ICBM may have a higher altitude at it's flight apogee and a greater velocity but it still must return to earth at some point and at a lower altitude it may be vulnerable. Would NATO the US be so stupid as to purposefully design a system that would intercept an IRBM and be defenseless against an ICBM? Gauging the foreign policy initiatives of President Blinky, do we dare answer that in the negative....

Let's see how Obama handles this during an election year, seeing as he has already burned the Brits by giving away some of their nuclear secrets.
Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week.

Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.

The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called “special relationship”, which is shown often to be a one-sided affair by US diplomatic communications obtained by the WikiLeaks website.
There is nothing of value to the US or our allies that is sacred to Obama. He will betray anyone and anything in order to obtain his goal of destabilizing and marginalizing our nation.

May 1, 2012

"You Have Two Marines" Explanation Of Things

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - After nearly two weeks of investigation by the Jacksonville Police Department into an attempted burglary that left two men dead, Onslow County District Attorney Ernie Lee announced this morning that charges will not be filed against the shooters.

Until Friday, the circumstances surrounding the shooting that killed Diego Everette and Maurice Skinner during a burglary attempt at 107 Country Club Drive were cloudy at best.

Now, with the investigation complete, Onlsow County District Attorney, Ernie Lee detailed the events.

The two men were shot during an attempted burglary of the house, after being surprised by the residents, as they returned home. The burglars held them at gun point and threatened to kill them.
The residents were two Camp Lejeune Marines. What happened next was predictable. Perhaps inevitable. But certainly
According to Lee, the Marine grabbed for the gun when Skinner looked away and a struggle for the weapon followed.

"The Marine resident was able to kick Skinner and free the shotgun from Skinner's grip. Skinner came at the Marine resident who was on the floor and the Marine resident two times.

The Marine resident then found Everette struggling with another Marine who was a guest in the home and shot Everette once in the rear end.

The whole altercation happened within 15 minutes, Jacksonville Police arrived on the scene at 1:55 am to find Skinner and Everette dead in the home.

Suicide Advisory: You have two Marines. Point a gun at either one of them.
Criminal Intelligence: You have two Marines. Break into a house on another block.
Self Defense: You have two Marines. Leave your ass in a safe deposit box.
Winning Poker Hand: You have two Marines.  Keep them.

Freedom Tower

One World Trade Center, aka FreedomTower, is scheduled to be completed next year.

April 30, 2012

Teacher: This Is What Nazis Do To Jews

Nazi Party rally in Madison, Wisconsin, August, 2006
Really, Nazis in Wisconsin. Huh??

Actually what the Nazis did to the Jews was far, far worse. But it still begs the question: "What the hell did this woman drink for lunch?"
South Carolina middle school teacher Patricia Mulholland has been accused of dragging a student under a desk during class and telling the boy "this is what the Nazis do to Jews."

Mulholland grabbed the 12-year-old student on Wednesday by his collar and said, "come here, Jew," according to the Associated Press. She then dragged the boy under a desk and made the comment about Nazis. The student said he had gotten up to sharpen a pencil.

A social studies teacher at Bluffton Middle School, Mulholland was arrested at 5:45 a.m. today, reported the Island Packet. She was charged with third-degree assault and battery, and public disorderly conduct.
That was just a warning. Next time kid, register those pencils at the principal's office.

Patricia Mulholland
Scourge of the #2

April 29, 2012

Smoke Alert

Yes, there is an alert because someone is blowing smoke up our ass.

The Army wants to eliminate almost thirty thousand solider positions while at the same time adding another infantry division. This makes no sense at all ... unless the Army is providing smoke to cover the movement of career opportunists who want to protect their cushy jobs.

WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts may make the U.S. Army lay off 29,000 enlisted soldiers and officers, a Pentagon official said as GOP lawmakers sought to restore defense funding.

"I hate to throw out numbers, but I have seen numbers that will approach the enlisted category perhaps as high as the mid-20s -- 23, 24,000," Thomas R. Lamont, the Army's top personnel official, told the Senate Armed Services Committee's personnel subcommittee Wednesday.

"And on the officer contingent -- again these are very rough numbers and all based again on assumptions and attrition rates -- officers may go up to 4,500, maybe 5,000," said Lamont, assistant Army secretary for manpower and reserve affairs.

"There will be some officers -- and there will be some very good non-commissioned officers -- that will want to stay in the Army and will probably not," added Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Army deputy chief of staff.
The backbone of every army since before the Romans has been the non-commissioned officers. They're the ones who really get the job done and help maintain unit cohesion. If you start slashing the non-coms, you are hurting the ability of the Army to accomplish its mission. Now let's see how the Army tends to handle this decrease...

From Army.Mil
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (April 26, 2012) -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord will soon be home to the headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division, Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced today.

The two-star headquarters, which will oversee the training and readiness of five of the installation's 10 brigades, will fill an administrative layer between those units and I Corps. The division headquarters will not be deployable, McHugh said.

"The I Corps headquarters has been very, very busy. It's only reasonable, it seems to me, to provide that layer of close-on command support just as we have at virtually every other similar-sized base," McHugh said in a press conference on the installation.

The intent is to install a new level of leadership and oversight to support those units, and ensure that Soldiers are properly trained, equipped and mentored.

McHugh's announcement comes after a period of massive growth for JBLM. Since 2003, the installation has grown by roughly 15,000 Soldiers and seen a military construction program totaling $1.75 billion, putting it among the largest bases in the United States.

[...] The 7th Inf. Div. is scheduled for activation on Oct. 1 of this year, and a commander is expected to be announced in a few weeks. Personnel will begin arriving in early summer.
Joint BaseLewis-McChord has had problems with soldiers being accused of murder and other crimes as well as a high suicide rate. Per the Seattle Times:
"The base has grappled with other tough issues, including a surge in suicides to a record level in 2012 and complaints by some soldiers that doctors had reversed their diagnoses of post-traumatic stress. There also have been acts of violence in the Puget Sound area involving the base's soldiers or former soldiers."

"Base officials have said that any community the size of the base is bound to have its problems and that its reputation has been tarred by 'a small number of highly visible but isolated episodes' that don't accurately reflect the remarkable accomplishments of its service members, including their work overseas and the creation of programs to support retiring soldiers."
First, reducing the number of deployable forces is not going to solve a thing. If post traumatic stress is the problem, throwing these poor men back into combat is like chumming shark infested waters. It's as if they want to make a bad situation worse.

Second, throwing a bunch of politically correct, career officers at a problem never solved anything. If you want something done, get the non-coms involved. Oops, can't do that, they're being escorted out the door.

Welcome to Obama's Army.

Blue Light (Is) Special

Because of its shorter wavelength, many law enforcement agencies
 use blue lights as they are better at penetrating fog, smoke and dust .

From Real Clear Science:
Scientists have noticed that all cultures developed names for colors in a certain order: black, white, red, green, yellow, and blue. Basically this means that the colors later in this list weren't identified with names until the colors at the beginning of the list were named. For instance, if a community has a name for green, it will have names for black, white, and red.

This trend is interesting and all, but is there a scientific reason for it?

In a recent study, a team of researchers presented a possible explanation for this color hierarchy. By creating a community of virtual people imposed with the limits of human vision, the researchers were able to watch color naming in action. Based on their observations, the team posited that the color hierarchy is caused by the properties of human vision.

You might have noticed that blue is last on the hierarchy. This doesn't mean that blue is the least significant color--it just means that humans eyes probably weren't able to detect it as easily as other colors.

In fact, blue light is unique because it has one of the shortest wavelengths of visible light. This property grants blue light some very useful applications.

1) Blue light goes the farthest
2) Blue light may help with depression
3) Blue light makes better movies
4) Blue light helps plants grow
5) Blue light treats acne, and

6) Blue is the world's favorite color.