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April 23, 2017

Back In Maryland

We had a great time in NC and did some work on her house, fixing the walls in her dining room and my SIL and I installing a new storm door on the front of her house. Our daughter Jess and her family left on Easter Sunday and my oldest daughter and her family left on Thursday. From a house full of 12 people it was just the three of us for the end of last week. And of course the two dogs.

We left Danielle's house on Saturday and we are back a my sister's in Maryland. We had a nice Sunday dinner with my Mom at the senior facility and she was was pretty much all there, a real blessing indeed. We have some work to do over the next few days getting the rest of Mom's finances in order, back to Syracuse on Wednesday.

April 21, 2017

Why Does America Have So Much Difficulty Executing Murderers?

Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch helped an Arkansas murderer meet his Maker by breaking a tie vote to allow the execution.
In what will undoubtedly be a memorable first major tie-breaking vote as a Supreme Court Judge, Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote last night to allow Arkansas to begin executing a group of 8 death-row inmates. The decision came after attorneys for the State of Arkansas sought an expedited process to allow for the executions to proceed before their lethal-injection drugs expire at the end of April.
The "Kill You" drugs used by Arkansas were about to expire? Wha? Don't they have veterinarians in Arkansas?

The drug most commonly used by veterinarians to euthanize a dog is phenobarbital, an anti-seizure medication that in a large dosage will stop the heart and brain function in about two minutes.
Done.
And it costs anywhere from $50 to $150 per injection. If the murder victim is related to a veterinarian, I bet it will be done gratis.

Sleep and Dream, Sweet Prince, As We Boot Your Ass Into Eternity

Arkansas used a Cocktail O'Death using three ingredients:
Midazolam, the drug used to make inmates unconscious before two more drugs paralyze and kill them, does not effectively prevent a painful death. The second drug, pancuronium bromide, paralyzes the inmate. The third, potassium chloride, brings on cardiac arrest and stops the heart.
The cost of these cocktails has risen sharply; last year the American Pharmacists Association refused to participate in executions. As there are relatively few executions in the US the cost of these chemicals has increased from $500 per vial to over $1,000. We really need to talk to the veterinarians.

There is yet another avenue to achieve low cost, painless executions. About $30 worth of street heroin will blissfully place the murderer in the arms of Morpheus, forever.

Braggadocious

That little s**t pot North Korean dictator, Kim Turd-un, is threatening to hit the USA with a "super-mighty preemptive strike," whatever that is. His threats to destroy the US are really directed towards his own people because no one else in the world believes him. Still he is truly an annoying little psychopath and hopefully the 1-2-3 combo of China, Japan and the US will remove him from being an annoyance to realizing his potential as fertilizer.

Even Mary Poppins wants to kick his Fat Asian Ass.

Super-Mighty-Suicidal-Extra-Braggadocious
Threatenings from that little shit who wants to be ferocious
The bombing that is soon to come is something quite atrocious
Super-Mighty-Suicidal-Extra-Braggadocious!

April 19, 2017

US Military Command Responsible For Deaths Of US Soldiers?

A retired Air Force Captain relates how she watched US soldiers die as she was denied permission to engage Taliban terrorists.
A decorated retired Air Force officer who witnessed one of the most deadly attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history is breaking her silence, saying the government covered up evidence detailing that the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed 38 fighters in Afghanistan could have been prevented had it not been for restrictions to the military's rules of engagement that were changed under the Obama administration.
The article lists some of the ROE that get American soldiers killed.
  • No night or surprise searches
  • Villagers warned prior to searches
  • U.S. units on searches
  • U.S. soldiers may not fire at the enemy unless the enemy is preparing to fire first
  • Afghan National Army or Afghan National Police must accompany
  • U.S. forces cannot engage the enemy if civilians are present
  • Troops can fire at an insurgent if they catch them placing an IED, but not if they’re walking away from placing an IED.
  • Only engage an enemy fighter if you see a weapon, and they’ve fired first
Trump simply has to make this nonsense disappear. Nothing will return these brave men and women to their loved ones; the military's leadership should be held accountable for this.

Apparently Obama has removed many good fighting generals and replaced them with ass kissers. I desperately hope I am wrong on this account as my daughter joined the National Guard's, 20th Group SF and has already been asked if she is willing to be deployed (again).

More.

Hernandez Suicide

People self destruct for any number of reasons. Chief among them is a dirty life martini containing equal amounts of hubris and self pity, garnished with a heavy dash of despair and shaken by circumstances, not stirred.

Such is the end of New England Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, killed himself in prison early Wednesday, prison officials confirmed.

He was discovered hanged in his cell by corrections officers at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., about 3:05 a.m. Wednesday, corrections officials said.

“Mr. Hernandez was in a single cell in a general population unit,” a statement from the Department of Correction reads, the Boston Globe reported.
More.

God is not pleased with this turn of events - "Say to them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live."
Eze. 33:11.

April 18, 2017

Words Mean Something

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”


~ Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

April 17, 2017

If The Nation Really Knew...

It can be very frustrating trying to make sense of crime statistics. I have been collecting and analyzing crime data since 1987 when I started GIS-based crime analysis for the Syracuse Police and have only stopped once I retired in 2017 from the DA's Office. Back in the early 90's I assisted a few other police agencies, including the Auckland (New Zealand) Police Department, in bringing their Mapinfo systems on line.

I often thought that the feds went out of their way to obfuscate crime stats, especially those concerning minorities. Seems I was right. And this leads to problems. When Willy Sutton, the famous bank robber, was asked why he robbed banks, allegedly he responded, "Because that's where they keep the money." Cops arrest minorities because that's where much of the crime is.
“The big fallacy of all anti-cop activism is to ignore the fact that policing today is data-driven and police go where people are most being victimized and that is in minority neighborhoods. But the public is, by and large, clueless about how vast the disparities in criminal offending are,” she said. “The federal government could take the lead in educating the public about policing and crime.” 
On immigration issues, the federal government hides data about the scale of guest-worker programs, such as the H-1B program, and it hides data about green card holders, said Steven Camarota, research director at the non-partisan Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Similarly, the federal government has muddled data regarding repatriations, he said, adding: “This is how the Obama administration made [the number of] deportations look higher.”

More here.

Revenge Can Also Be Served Luke Warm

Don't tug on Jared Kushner's cape and don't piss in his corn flakes.

Ever wonder why NJ Gov. Chris "Krispy Kreme" Christie was dumped as the head of Trump's Presidential transition team?

Trump's son-in-law, Jared, most likely was the reason.

Christie was the US Attorney who put Jared's father in prison. That is no surprise, this information has been out there for a good while. But what did Charles Kushner, Jared's father, do that he plead guilty to federal charges? And not just him, his brother-in-law also.

My take on this is: Trump must have known the story behind the federal prosecution of Charles Kushner prior to announcing his decision last May to select Christie as leader of his transition team. Then right after the election he dumps Christie (and all of Christie's buddies) and replaces him with Pence. Was this also a form of pay back?  Hmmm?

Story here.

April 15, 2017

The Truth About Criminal Aliens

Liberals try again and again to soft-pedal the criminal activity of illegal aliens in America. The truth is, they have a devastating effect on the communities where they reside.

Dr. Ron Martinelli is a former police detective and criminologist who has documented the damage that uncontrolled immigration has had on our country's safety.
PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATIONS HAVE DELIBERATELY KEPT AMERICANS IN THE DARK ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMES

Most states and our federal government have kept information and statistics about illegal immigration, crimes committed by illegals and the costs borne by you the U.S. payer out of public view. It is in fact difficult, but not impossible to locate accurate crime statistics involving illegal aliens. The statistics are buried both to suit a political agenda and to avoid public outcry.

[...] Research conducted by the federal government oversight organization Judicial Watch in 2014 documents that 50% of all federal crimes were committed near our border with Mexico. Of the 61,529 criminal cases filed by federal prosecutors; 40% or 24,746 were in court districts along the southern borders of California, Arizona and Texas. The Western District of Texas had the nation’s most significant crime rate with over 6,300 cases filed; followed by the Southern District of Texas with slightly over 6,000 cases. The Southern California District with nearly 4,900 cases; New Mexico with nearly 4,000 cases and Arizona with over 3,500 criminal cases ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th.

[...]According to the FBI, 67,642 murders were committed in the U.S. from 2005 through 2008, and 115,717 from 2003 through 2009. The General Accounting Office documents that criminal aliens committed 25,064 of these murders. To extrapolate out these statistics, this means that a population of just over 3.5% residing in the U.S. unlawfully committed 22% to 37% of all murders in the nation. This is astounding!
If the above hasn't made you sick, the following will. It makes me want to grab every liberal politician and stuff them in a prison cell with these murderers.
Vetted crime statistics from USDOJ, the U.S. Sentencing Commission and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) are both clear and demonstrative that illegal aliens who comprise only 3.5% of our nation’s population, are convicted and sentenced for the crime of murder at a rate of three times that of their American citizen and legal alien counterparts. In California alone, over 2,400 illegal aliens out of a total prison population of 130,000 are imprisoned in the state’s prison system for the crime of homicide.
I have already posted about these statistics, here is one of the sources.


MOAB vs MOP vs The Cloudmaker

The Massive Ordnance Air Blast, GBU-43/B or MOAB, was just used to shatter a network of tunnels used by ISIS in Afghanistan. This is a thermobaric munition that uses over pressure to kill people and break things. It is over 30 feet long, 40 inches wide and weighs 21,600 pounds (almost 11 tons). The explosive power (energy) of this device is 46 gigajoules (billion joules) or almost 13,000 kwh. A joule is the energy required to send an electrical current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm for one second.

MOAB

A joule is an amount of energy and a watt is a rate at which energy is used, defined as 1 W = 1 J∕sec The Hoover Dam produces an average of 4.5 billion kwh of electricity per year. When detonated, the MOAB releases the same amount of energy as the Hoover Dam produces in 1.5 minutes. While that doesn't sound like much, consider that a 10-ton truck traveling at 100 mph generates only 10 megajoules upon impact. The MOAB delivers an impact 460 times greater.

The Massive Ordnance Penetrator, GBU-57A/B or MOP, is a munition designed to defeat deeply buried structures, as much as 200 feet underground. Intended to destroy Iraqi bunkers, It is 4 tons heavier than the MOAB. The MOP weighs 30,000 pounds (15 tons) is 20.5 feet in length and is 31.5" in diameter. It is armed with 5,300 pounds of high explosives, about half that of the MOAB.

Like the MOAB, it uses GPS guidance and egg crate vanes to bring it on target. Although the MOP has been successfully tested, it has never been used in a hostile action. There are probably twenty or so upgraded versions of these bombs ready for use. Reportedly the new versions weigh 37,000 pounds.


MOP

The Next Generation Penetrator (NGP) is being designed in a smaller, lighter configuration to enable it to be delivered by aircraft with a more conventional payload. The weight of the MOP is a major contributing factor to it's penetrating ability. The NGP may use rockets to give it a velocity (greater speed equal greater kinetic energy) that will achieve the same penetration.

Neither of these bombs approaches the weight of America's heaviest air borne munition, the T-12 Cloudmaker. The T-12 was a 44,000 pound bunker buster developed near the end of WWII. It was almost 17' long and 54" wide; designed to be carried by the B-36 bomber, two at a time. Nuclear weapons quickly made the T-12 obsolete.

T-12



April 13, 2017

I'll Need More Popcorn

BREAKING: House GOP to File Criminal Charges Against Lois Lerner in IRS Scandal 

H/T Gateway Pundit

Canada Is About To Be Swamped

Canada apparently will legalize the recreational use of marijuana, the gateway drug.
America should throw a party. Almost 50 years ago Canada welcomed American cowards with open arms as they fled service in the armed forces. Unfortunately President Jimmy *spit* Carter welcomed them back.

Now we have  a chance to get rid of the dopers.
MONTREAL — The Canadian government announced Thursday new legislation to legalize marijuana for recreational use, a move that could lure American visitors but create legal headaches when they return home.

Possession of small amounts of pot will be legal throughout the country on July 1, 2018, if the legislation passes. The federal government set the minimum age at 18, but will allow each province to determine if it should be higher. The provinces also will decide how the drug will be sold and distributed. Those under 18 found with small amounts of marijuana would not face criminal charges.
If we don't have them already, we need to install sensitive cannabis sensors at our northern border stations to either lock these people up as they return to the states or prohibit their entry. Let them apply for Canadian citizenship as refugees.

In addition to the above, Trump has finally put the fangs back into our immigration laws. Look to see illegal aliens flocking to the north as Trudeau's Canada commits socialist suicide.

More here.

United Airlines Training Video

April 11, 2017

No Thank You


Fayetteville,NC,and Trump Chess

I'm drinking coffee and covered with dog hair.

 We arrived at Danielle's house yesterday around 1700. Her pups went nuts as we walked in the door; Greta and Boogie (as in Bogart) haven't left us alone since.  Especially Greta, she is constantly underfoot.

Boogie is an idiot. He jumped out the car window when our daughter was returning from NG training in Alabama last week - the car was doing 60 mph. Danielle has horrid memories of seeing him violently flipping over and over in her rear view mirror. She found a vet (I think she was in Georgia at the time) and had him checked out right away. He got all scrapped up and was a little dopey for a few days but is back to his normal, stupid self.

IMHO Greta got sick of his s**t and pushed him out the window. Greta is the princess, the Queen even. Greta gotta teach stuff to stupid dogs.

Oh, and Danielle was also glad to see us. Jess and her husband (and baby) just left my sister's house in MD (it's 0825 now) and will be joining us at Danielle's about 1430. My oldest daughter Amy and her brood will be here Friday. It will be the first Easter in a long time (10 years?) that most of us will be together. The only one missing will be Becca in Brooklyn. But her boss had her over for Passover last week so she's got that going for her.

Ahhhh. Trump chess. After he and Xi Jinping had a powwow last week suddenly a carrier strike group shows up on Kim Jung's front porch and now 150,000 Chinese troops arrive at his back door. Little Kim needs to reassess his strategery, eh? We'll see what the fat crazy rice bowl does next.

My wife just blurted out, "It's National Happy Siblings Day!" and gave me her frowny face.
She's an only child.
Suck it up honey.

Time for me to go.



April 10, 2017

On The Road

We're in Maryland today visiting my sister and her husband, getting ready to leave to North Carolina this afternoon. It's amazing how much greener it gets just six hours south of Upstate New York. We'll be gone for almost three weeks. We left Syracuse yesterday morning and had a great six hour trip, very little traffic, no delays, rain or snow.

I managed to pack some of my tools as our daughter has a "honey-do" list ready for us in NC. The tools and my MIL's vanity (stored in our basement since her dad sold the house) has the Explorer loaded to the gunnels.

Saw my mom last night. Very discouraging to see how fast she is failing. This may be the last time we get to see her. She has dementia but I think she knows the end is very near; thankfully all our daughters and grand  kids will be in Maryland over the next two weeks to see her.

A very bitter sweet vacation.

April 9, 2017

Does Kim Jung Have A Teachable Moment?

Assassinating the leader of a sovereign nation has been publicized as a viable option in the US media.

This is designed to catch someone's attention.

If this leader has any brains at all, he will accept this as a warning and calm the hell down.

The new Sheriff is not about to put up with his nonsense.
The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program — including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News.
If he doesn't take a chill pill, it is very likely that a Tomahawk has been prepared with his name on it. I assume the Chinese have been advised and have signed off on it conditionally ... that we warn the little prick what is going to happen.

Story here.

UPDATE:
A carrier strike force has been dispatched to the Korean Peninsula.
A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons program.

Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range.

The strike group, called Carl Vinson, includes an aircraft carrier and will make its way from Singapore toward the Korean peninsula, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak to the media and requested anonymity.

"We feel the increased presence is necessary," the official said, citing North Korea's worrisome behavior.
Source

April 8, 2017

Interesting 400 MPH VTOL Variant

Under development at DARPA:




Story here.

To Cruise Or Not To Cruise


Here's an interesting take on the use of cruise missiles to take out damage the Syrian airbase.

From Navy Matters:
By now, you all know that the US launched a cruise missile attack against a Syrian airfield in retaliation for a chemical weapon attack by Syrian forces. I’m not going to address the quality of the evidence for the chemical weapon usage or the geopolitical aspects of the retaliation. What I’m going to address is the military lessons that can be gleaned from the open source information about the cruise missile attack itself.

[...]Airfield Weapon Density. The US launched 60 Tomahawks at a single, relatively small airfield. That seems like a lot of missiles especially when the runways were deliberately not targeted and other structures were deliberately avoided that would likely have been targeted in an all out attack. Still, this gives us some idea of the weapon density the US believes necessary to destroy a single, small base.

[...]Had this been an all out attack to totally destroy the airfield, presumably many more missiles would have been used. This gives us some insight into the Tomahawk weapon density needed to take out a facility. It’s higher than I would have thought. Given that our total Tomahawk inventory is somewhere around 4000 missiles, that should tell us something about our ability to wage an all out war and how long our inventory would last. This has to be worrisome given that Tomahawks cannot be quickly replaced from the manufacturer.
Apparently the writer is a retired Navy Commander. Apparently he is not impressed with the prowess of the Tomahawk cruise missile. These missiles cost about a million dollars a pop. Other estimates place our Tomahawk inventory at about 3500 missiles.

Trump: I'd Hit It Again


The Drudge Report had this to say about the recent US response to Syrian chemical warfare: TRUMP: I'D HIT ASSAD AGAIN...


Now that's pushing it a bit. I'm sure President Trump doesn't stray from Melania and I'm sure Assad wouldn't welcome it either.  Well, pretty sure... those lines in the sand Obama drew for Assad might have been directions.

All joking Assad, err , aside, Russia has vowed to assist Syria by upping it's air defense game against further American attacks and has sent a cruise missile frigate into the area of the Mediterranean where the two American destroyers are stationed. No word on how long the air defense changes will take or the proposed enhancements.

It is also reported that after the gas attacks last Tuesday, there were additional air strikes in the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun on Saturday

Remember the Baltimore Six, Mosby Will

April 12, 2015. Remember the looting and rioting in Baltimore and the six sacrificial cops that were prosecuted for the death of Freddie Gray? Three of the officers were exonerated after trial and the rest had all charges dropped. But that didn't end the nightmare that Baltimore City Prosecutor Mosby started. Not by a long shot. But now it's her nightmare.
Baltimore Police LEGALLY BRUTALIZE Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby
The Baltimore Six exonerated. However, things didn’t go so well for Marilyn Mosby. For her, the public humiliation continues in the courts.

The race-baiting attorney general became famous for prosecuting six police officers for the alleged manslaughter of drug-dealer Freddie Gray. She received a metaphorical beatdown of Rodney King proportions.

When Freddie Gray died in Baltimore two years ago, the city’s chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby went on an anti-cop rampage. Within two weeks of the purported crime and without grand jury indictments, Mosby charged the six officers involved in Gray’s arrest. In her stunning over-reach, she charged some of the officers with murder.
The cops filed lawsuits against Mosby, the Sheriff and City of Baltimore. A judge just ruled that the lawsuits can continue and that Mosby must surrender all her emails and be deposed under oath.

This gonna be good. I hope the cop's attorney's rip her apart.

Story here.

She's Out Of The Woods


She may be out of the woods, but Trump is still in her head.

April 7, 2017

Lies and Damned Lies

Q: When is One Hundred Percent Not One Hundred Percent?
A: Whenever the Obama Administration says one hundred percent.

Once again history shows that the Obama administration was corrupt and incompetent. What is surprising though, is that the veneer is cracking and falling away so quickly.

I really want former SecState John Kerry to be dragged before a Senate committee to explain how Sarin managed to show up again in Syria after he got rid of it.
Fact-checking website PolitiFact on Wednesday retracted a 2014 article that found it "Mostly True" the Obama administration helped broker a deal that successfully removed "100 percent" of chemical weapons from Syria.

"We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out," then-Secretary of State John Kerry said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in July 2014. Kerry was referring to a deal the U.S. and Russia struck in September 2013 in which the Russians agreed to help confiscate and then destroy Syria's entire chemical weapons stockpile.
Story here.

April 6, 2017

In The News


Today I Also Found Out That Stinky Cheese Stinks
Twenty-five years ago I looked up the word "gay" in the dictionary and his picture was there.
Barry Manilow has spoken about his sexuality for the first time and come out as gay, confirming he is married to manager Garry Kief, his partner of nearly 40 years.

The famously private pop icon confirmed his relationship to People, explaining that he feared fans would be disappointed if they knew he was gay.
♫At the Copa, Copacabana, I got a place to hide your banana.♪


Opioids In Action
With all the talk abut the cost of lethal chemical cocktails needed to put convicted murderers closer to God and the protesters protestulating about the awfulness of these chemicals, how's about using about five bucks worth of pharmaceutical horse to send our nasties to Jesus? 
Part of the problem in addressing the opioid crisis is that the terminology can be confusing or misleading. People hear “opioid” or “prescription opioid” or “fentanyl” and begin to lump the problems all together as a crisis driven by legitimately prescribed drugs. No doubt, that is a part of the problem, but it is nowhere near the biggest part of it. Take a look at the best statistics available (taken from the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the CDC):

  • In 2015, there were 33,091 opioid overdose deaths.
  • Heroin deaths constituted 12,990 of those deaths.
  • Synthetic opioids (mostly illegal fentanyl) constitute another 9,580 deaths.
No one seems to be unduly excited about the 13,000 souls doing that every year, hmmm?


Poo Flinging Girl Now A Registered Democrat
A Chicago democratic ward chairman has just registered her to vote.
Bahraich: The police in Uttar Pradesh rescued a girl from a forest in Katarniaghat of Bahraich who can neither speak nor behave like human being. The girl was rescued from troops of monkeys in the forest.

According to sub-inspector Suresh Yadav, the girl was spotted in the Motipur range of Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary. During the rescue, the monkeys and the girl screeched at Yadav. However, after a few attempts, the police shifted the girl to a district hospital.
The monkeys are next on the ward chairman's to do list as they appear to have more on the ball than the average Chicago democrat.

Obama's Gold Mines

Obama scrams to a remote tropical island while his administration's nasty bits are being exposed.
MSM SILENT: Ben Carson Finds $500 BILLION in Fraud-Mismanagement in HUD Audit

HUD Director Dr. Ben Carson found a big economic pitfall by the Obama administration.

The mainstream media has neglected to report on a BIG find by Dr. Ben Carson. The Trump cabinet is a winning cabinet.

Dr. Carson dug into the agencies records in a sweeping audit wherein he found substantial bookkeeping “errors”, which only prove either the incompetence or the corrupt nature of the previous administration led by former-president, Barack Obama.
A half trillion dollars stolen? And this is just after a few weeks of the Trump Administration digging into a single cabinet-level agency. After Trump hires another 15,000 Border Patrol officers he'll need to start hiring a zillion forensic auditors to find out how much looting Obama and his cronies carried out.

More here.

April 5, 2017

Spy vs Spy


In my wasted youth I loved Mad Magazine. One of my favorite cartoons were the Spy vs. Spy series. Although the way these two characters plotted against each other is funny in a comic strip, it definitely is not humorous in practice.

It is imperative that our intelligence operatives do not pick sides. They're all supposed to be on our side.
The U.S. intelligence community is in the midst of a severe crisis. It has been used, or perhaps allowed itself to be used, as a tool of political destruction, against some of the same U.S. citizens it was created to protect.

What I am talking about is the continuing “Wiretapgate” debacle. We are seeing the widespread abuse of intelligence by an incumbent administration to target political opposition. Long a technique in the developing world — a tactic I often witnessed as a CIA station chief working abroad — the Third World has come to roost in the United States. It is a tragedy of the first order.

The danger of politicization is widely accepted throughout the intelligence community as the greatest hazard, in theory, to the intelligence profession. If an intel service cannot be accepted as an unbiased arbiter, it loses the trust of its people, and risks becoming irrelevant and unheeded. History is littered with intel failures; one need only look to the invasion of Iraq to see how politicization can lead to costly failure and a “trust gap” that can take years to bridge and resolve.
More here.

April 4, 2017

Bring Up A Child The Right Way

Scripture informs us of this:
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6
My wife and I will be having a conversation with our girls and one of them invariably looks at me and says, "Gee Dad, I sound just like you." This doesn't happen by accident.
The future is uncertain. That is an undeniable fact. No one can accurately predict all variables of any situation. For many of us parents, one of the biggest questions is: “Am I raising a child who will be a contributing member of society?”

As a child becomes a teenager, our influence over our child steadily decreases. I’m not saying that is right, nor am I saying it is a bad thing. Our children must experience things outside of our household to become their own selves.

Yet there are two ideals that we must teach our children if we want them to succeed and thrive as well-adjusted members of society. These two concepts are responsibility and consequences.
More here.

April 3, 2017

Now He Knows



Story here.

Loyce Edward Deen


November 5, 1944
A WWII Navy gunner is buried at sea in the plane he was killed in.

video

A Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bomber of VT-15 Torpedo Air Group, approaches and lands on the deck of the USS Essex (CV-9) during the Battle of Manila Bay, in World War II.

Upon landing, Lt. Robert Cosgrove (Pilot) and Sailor Digby Denzek (Radioman) can be seen in their respective forward and middle crew positions.

But the rear gunner position, occupied by Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, Loyce Edward Deen (Gunner) has been completely destroyed by enemy 40mm shell fire. AMM 2C Deen was decapitated as a result.

As the aircraft is parked amongst others, with wings folded, sailors of the Essex take fingerprints and cut dog tags from the body of AMM2C Loyce Deen in the gunner position.

Captain Carlos W. Wieber, Commanding Officer of the Essex, and her crew, participate in funeral services on the deck. A chaplain conducts the services from beside the aircraft, where Loyce Deen’s remains in the gunner’s position have been shrouded.
More here.



April 2, 2017

Clown Guns

I hate these NYS complaint AR15 rifles. It's a travesty.


No Surprise

It is not a mystery and it certainly isn't news.
New York is losing the people it can least afford to lose.
More people are leaving the New York region than any other major metropolitan area in the country.

More than 1 million people moved out of the New York area to another part of the country since 2010, a rate of 4.4 percent — the highest negative net migration rate among the nation’s large population centers, US Census records show.

The number of people leaving the region — which includes parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, the lower Hudson Valley and Long Island — in one year swelled from 187,034 in 2015 to 223,423 in 2016, while the number of international immigrants settling in the tri-state area dwindled from 181,551 to 160,324 over the same period, records show.
More here.

March 30, 2017

Well Played Mr. President. Well Played.

[...] White House Deputy Chief-of-Staff Katie Walsh was fired today immediately following a New York Times report which outed two National Security Council members as the source for Devin Nunes “tip” to review a specific batch of President Obama’s executive intelligence. The transparent sequence of events reveals that Walsh was the source of NYT reporter Maggie Haberman’s article; (Walsh and Haberman are “friends”).

And with the White House Leaker now identified and fired, the White House challenges the congressional intelligence committee leaders, four members of the oversight ‘gang-of-eight,’ to come and review the Obama intelligence report. That review request paints Intel Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, and Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chair Senator Mark Warner into a corner.
It's Spring. Let the indictments bloom. I wanna smell the indictments.
Gateway Pundit has this to say:
“The president and his allies have been deliberately feeding her fake information in order to find her network,” says a source close to the president’s family. “It’s been going well.”

Walsh was a #NeverTrump Republican during the campaign. Neither Walsh nor her family were supporters during the campaign, says a source from Walsh’s hometown of St. Louis.
It's like digging ticks out of a hound.

March 29, 2017

Butt Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

This kind of holster won't work very well in a fast draw contest but for CCW usage, well, not so much for that either.
An Alabama fan gave Crimson Tide nation a bad name on Tuesday when he drunkenly crashed his truck into a ditch, got detained at gunpoint by a civilian, arrested, and then busted with a stolen gun — which fell out of his butt at jail, cops said.

“It happens,” joked Sheriff Mike Blakely, of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office in Athens.

Jesse O’Neal Roberts, 23, was taken into custody early Tuesday morning and charged with public intoxication, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, promoting prison contraband and receiving stolen property, according to police.
This story is a target rich environment, have at it.

More here and here.

Dim Bulbs

The Dems are screaming that Congressman David Nunes could face an ethics investigation for spilling classified intel beans.
... it appears that the chairman may have opened himself up to an ethics investigation by apparently disclosing the existence of a foreign surveillance warrant during a press conference last Tuesday.
Of course it's all a diversion from the real scandal, that Obama's deep state was peeking up Donald Trump's skirts.

According to the Conservative Treehouse, a former Obama administration official, Evelyn Farkas who was Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense, appeared on MSNBC and admitted to Mika Brzezinski that she possessed first hand knowledge that the Obama administration spied on  Donald Trump’s transition team to gather 'intelligence' for political use.

Once sweet Evelyn opened that can of classified beans, she couldn't stop herself from boasting:
I was urging my former colleagues, and, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill [Democrat politicians], it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration.

Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left; so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out HOW we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods; meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.
This is what happens when you put a forty watt bulb into a light fixture that clearly requires 100 watts.

Apparently Ms. Farkas was one of the sources for this New York Times article that revealed more classified intel bean spilling:
“More than a half-dozen current and former officials described various aspects of the effort to preserve and distribute the intelligence, and some said they were speaking to draw attention to the material and ensure proper investigation by Congress. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing classified information, nearly all of which remains secret.” 
Sure, I seem to make light of intel beans, but this is deadly serious stuff. People go to prison for decades for these kind of offenses. Apparently these Obama administration light weights didn't have the sense to realize the position they were placing themselves in and relied on political protection from any legal/criminal consequences. We'll see about that.

More here.


We're Not Surprised

California also leads the nation in sightings of pixies, fairies, fire-breathing pinatas and dancing butt elves. This story is from (where else?) here:
California is the top state with most UFO sightings, say UFO experts

Think you may have caught a glimpse of a metal, sphere-shaped objected looming in the night sky above? Well, your not the alone.

According to a new UFO reference book, self-published by two UFO experts, California is the top state with the most UFO sightings in the country. California is followed by Florida, Texas, Washington and Pennsylvania respectively. New York came in at 6th followed by Arizona, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

The "UFO Sightings Desk Reference: United States of America 2001-2015" is a deep data dive into UFO sightings reported to The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) and the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) from 2001 to 2015, explains author and UFO columnist Cheryl Costa.
Now that the Obama's have moved out of the White House, California also has reclaimed it's lead in Sasquatch sightings from Washington, DC.

March 28, 2017

In The News


 Priorities? Yep. We Got 'Em!
There are Muslim infested areas of London where the police dare not go, drunken yobs puking and fighting in the streets, their Navy dare not leave port, Rooskie bombers zipping through their defense zones, thousands more military-age muzzie males lining up for yet another invasion and the Daily Mail decides to go with this:



Don't You Usually End A Statement With A Period?
A question is not a statement so a period would not be useful there. But it is entirely a different scenario when you use a period to get a few days off.
Italy could soon become the first Western country to offer paid “menstrual leave” to female workers.

The proposed law is currently being debated in the country’s parliament. If passed, it would mandate that companies enforce a “menstrual leave” policy and offer three paid days off each month to working women who experience painful periods.


So You Want Rock Hard Glutes, Eh?
There's a doctor who cemented her promise with a guarantee for glutes you can drive a nail into.
Fake Florida doctor who ‘enhanced’ buttocks with cement, caulking gets 10 years for manslaughter

From a Florida prison in November 2011, Shatarka Nuby penned a letter to the state’s health department about her cosmetically enhanced buttocks.

Her rear end had hardened and turned black, she wrote. Side effects from the years-old injections left the mother of three feeling sick. And she claimed her surgeon — Oneal Ron Morris — was the same faux cosmetic doctor that police had arrested and accused of pumping a near-lethal formula of cement, mineral oil, bathroom caulking and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant into other women’s bodies.

Oklahoma Justice
Broken Arrow, broken promises, broken burglars. For all your broken needs...
Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said.

Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa, around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.

Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects entered the home through a glass back door with the intent to burglarize it. It was not immediately clear why they picked that home.

Mahoney said the suspects encountered the homeowner’s 19-year-old son, who opened fire after an exchange of words. Two of the suspects died in the home’s kitchen while a third was found in the driveway.

March 27, 2017

Federal Programs Explained: The Prostitution Model

When cops would me what work I was doing with government grants, I told them I was a pimp and the Department was my stable of whores and the "john" was the state or federal government, whomever was fronting the money. The "john" wanted some action and was willing to pay for it. The cops then performed whatever the "john" wanted whether it was narcotics enforcement, juvenile delinquency prevention, domestic violence suppression, traffic enforcement or anything else. Even notifying immigration enforcement officers when an illegal alien is arrested.

To put it bluntly, we give the "john" the dough he needs to satisfy his fetish through our tax dollars and then have to perform like a circus monkey to get it back. Nice system.


For years under the Obama administration the federal "john" didn't complain when he didn't get the action he wanted, which was the notification of illegal alien arrests. Money still changed hands and the jurisdictions got paid for non-performance.

That is changing.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday he’ll begin punishing sanctuary cities, withholding potentially billions of dollars in federal money — and even clawing back funds that had been doled out in the past.

Speaking at the White House, Mr. Sessions said his department is preparing to dole out more than $4 billion in funds this year, but will try prevent any of it from going to sanctuaries.

“Countless Americans would be alive today … if these policies of sanctuary cities were ended,” Mr. Sessions said.
Of course not all grant programs are a waste of money. But like all organized crime, the house takes it's cut, you gotta pay the vigorish and the government vig is a very healthy slice of the take.

So Sessions is cracking the whip and getting ready to slap some ho's.
More here.

Putin Envies The Clinton Body Count

Not that I think that Vladimir Putin is Mr. Congeniality but, gee, doesn't it seem funny that Russia is now facing protests before an election? Kinda like anti-Trump protests over here?

Huh, I wonder...
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was jailed for 15 days after the largest anti-government demonstrations for at least five years energized President Vladimir Putin’s critics as presidential elections loom.

Navalny was imprisoned by a Moscow court on Monday after being convicted of disobeying police and fined 20,000 rubles ($352) for organizing an unsanctioned protest after more than 1,000 people were detained in a wave of demonstrations in cities across Russia on Sunday. Despite draconian laws forbidding unsanctioned rallies, at least 60,000 took part in more than 80 protests, according to the independent Ekho Moskvy radio station.
Are Russian politics a corrupt cesspool? Oh yeah.
But our own brand of American politics stink just as bad.
Gee, journalists are getting killed or imprisoned in Russia? How awful!
Tell that to Vince Foster, Ron Brown, and Seth Rich and perhaps thirty or forty others.
Sorry, you can't. They're dead.
 Just ask yourself a question... how many people that you have known personally have been murdered?  I know two, both were cops. IMHO Putin has a lot of work to do if he is to catch up to the Clinton's body count.
[...]“This is just the start, and the culmination will be nearer to the presidential elections,” Vladimir Milov, one of the opposition leaders, said in a blog posting Monday. “Now our task is to force them into concessions.”
Doesn't this all sound familiar? Story here.

Putin is convinced that Hillary used her position as SecState to influence protests in Russia before a general election.
When mass protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin erupted in Moscow in December 2011, Putin made clear who he thought was really behind them: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

With the protesters accusing Putin of having rigged recent elections, the Russian leader pointed an angry finger at Clinton, who had issued a statement sharply critical of the voting results. “She said they were dishonest and unfair,” Putin fumed in public remarks, saying that Clinton gave “a signal” to demonstrators working “with the support of the U.S. State Department” to undermine his power. “We need to safeguard ourselves from this interference in our internal affairs,” Putin declared.
It really is ridiculous that the Obamas, the Clintons and their media surrogates are complaining about other countries messing with our election when the US has a storied past doing the exact same thing to just about every one else.
[...]While the days of its worst behavior are long behind it, the United States does have a well-documented history of interfering and sometimes interrupting the workings of democracies elsewhere. It has occupied and intervened militarily in a whole swath of countries in the Caribbean and Latin America and fomented coups against democratically elected populists.

The most infamous episodes include the ousting of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953 — whose government was replaced by an authoritarian monarchy favorable to Washington — the removal and assassination of Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba in 1961, and the violent toppling of socialist Chilean President Salvador Allende, whose government was swept aside in 1973 by a military coup led by the ruthless Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

For decades, these actions were considered imperatives of the Cold War, part of a global struggle against the Soviet Union and its supposed leftist proxies.
Pot. Kettle. Black. Some assembly required.

March 26, 2017

Didn't See That Coming

Looks like the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas.
NFL owners are set to vote on the team’s possible relocation Monday or Tuesday at their meeting in Phoenix. Davis needs 24 of 32 owners to vote “yes,” though contingencies attached to a vote could push the final approval back to May, during the next owners’ meeting.

League sources expect the move — which wouldn’t happen until 2020 — to be approved. While the Raiders are confident enough that they were planning a news conference near the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus Wednesday, those plans could be scrapped due to the possible contingencies.

“Oakland is not really viewed as an alternative at this point,” one league executive said. “There’s nothing new on that end.”
The Raiders want a new stadium and don't want to pay for it. Oakland won't pony up so buh-bye Raiders.

I wouldn't buy them a new one either. 

Story here.

But Can They Tell If It's Butter Or Margarine?

I have never heard of the NGA, but I suspect their capabilities are even greater than what is reported here.
They Can See a ‘Stick of Butter from Space’ — The Billion Dollar Spy Agency You’ve Never Heard Of

While most Americans would consider the CIA, and perhaps the NSA, household names, one U.S. spy agency — whose headquarters surpasses the U.S. Capitol in size — has managed to keep to the shadows while possessing cutting edge tools of the surveillance trade.

Called the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), even former President Barack Obama didn’t know of its existence when he first took office — despite that the agency employs some 15,400 people.
They can probably tell if you need a manicure and what aftershave you're wearing from low earth orbit.

Cincinnati Shows England How It's Done

Here England, hold my beer and watch this.
One person has died and multiple victims have been shot after police say two gunmen opened fire on revelers inside of a Cincinnati nightclub.

Authorities are searching for the two shooters who fled the scene after the incident that happened around 1am at Cameo Club on Kellogg Avenue in the city.

At least 15 people were taken to nearby hospitals after being struck by stray gunfire inside the venue.

Capt. Kim Williams said there was 'just a lot of chaos, obviously, when shots were fired.

'Saturday night, it is a very young crowd. We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst.'
Story here.

British Parliment Moves To Outlaw Sidewalks?

More Brits are mowed down while standing on the sidewalk, then the driver tries to drive away.
But of course it's not terror-related.
Knife-wielding teenagers driving a Peugeot Partner ploughed into revellers queuing for a pub and 'knocked them over like dominoes' in a horrifying attack in Islington.

Two men and one woman were injured on the lively Essex Road in north London before the driver and passenger sped off then got out and fled on foot.


Police who found one knife on the pavement and one knife in the car arrested four males, aged between 17 and 19, on suspicion of GBH with intent and of possession of points and blades.

With tensions high after four innocent people were killed in a terror attack on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, police insist last night's incident was not terror related.
Story here.

Actually there is no mention of the suspect driver's racial, ethnic or religious background. It just seems like the most dangerous places in Europe right now are the sidewalks of England's cities.

March 25, 2017

Ironman's Pooper Potts

Gwyneth Paltrow portrays the characer Pepper Potts in Marvel's Ironman series.
Perhaps her character's name should be changed to Pooper Potts.
The NY Post Page 6  is truly a fount of information.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a backdoor connoisseur.

In honor of her website Goop’s second annual Sex Issue, the actress, 44, posted a Q&A about anal sex with research psychoanalyst and author Paul Joannides, Psy.D., to answer all of her readers’ most pressing questions.

The 12 questions about anal sex, which the site claims is “practically standard in the modern bedroom repertoire,” include:
Sometimes I think of things that would surprise my wife. This is not on the list.

March 24, 2017

Settle This Once And For All

How much more of this "they did, they didn't," do we have to put up with? Is this some kind of political strategery to make all of America sick to death of fake news?

It's like slowly pulling a scab from a half-healed wound.
Come on, give it a good yank, take it off and let the blood indictments flow..
Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.

Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretappedhim in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.

The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.
More scab pulling here.

Crime Doesn't Always Pay


Purse snatcher catches the bus



In line skater gets caught later



Carjacker gets jacked 

March 23, 2017

Idiot Actor Gets Pawned, Again

The marginally talented actor Shia LaBeouf has had to remove all his "He Will Not Divide Us" flags. First NYC, then Arizona, Tennessee and now England.
Every. Single. One.

And the idiot/artist was saying that America was not safe for his artwork.
No, you clown. It's not art. It's a cheap flag.  It's a lousy, ill-conceived, infantile bit of propaganda that you use to divert yourself from excessive masturbation; none too successfully gauging by your incessant manipulation of flagpoles around the planet. Get a grip son, not on your johnson.

The last flag was placed atop a five-story building (another museum of course; where else do you find a prerequisite number of nuanced, self-righteous assholes outside of the Screen Actors Guild) in London, but 4chan and 8chan sleuths quickly located it.
For the fourth time, Shia Labeouf and co. claimed the “He Will Not Divide Us” stream had found a permanent home—and for the fourth time they were proved wrong.

The Liverpool, UK, location for the protest livestream has been compromised, with members of 4chan’s /pol/ board scaling the roof of the FACT center and attempting to tear down the flag. Labeouf and his artist friends thought the flag was safe on top of a five- story building in a different country, but again they discounted the power of the Internet.
These guys are very, very good. They should have been contracted to find Flight 370.
Story here.

But ya know... who cares. 

I'm just so sick of the news lately. I want people arrested, notably Democrats and most Republicans as well as the entire Departments of State and Justice, the EPA, every manager in the VA and half the CIA.

There should be a concentration camp created just outside of DC run by ex Mariposa County Sheriff Joe Arpalo where these traitorous bastards can be housed. That way it's only a short drive to the steps of the Capitol where they will be hung after Trump declares martial law and holds a gigantic courts marshal.

And piss on LaBeouf.

March 22, 2017

Old Photos


Old black and white photographs were the first ones I remember seeing as a child. My grandmother had these old photo albums with heavy black paper pages. The pages had these little glue on corners that held the photos in place. The covers were highly polished wood, beautifully finished. My relatives looked so very formal as they posed for the camera back then. No one smiled.

Some of the photos shown in the video gave me a pause. At the 2:53 mark there's a picture of American tanks attacking German positions during WWII. My FIL served in an armored unit for the invasion of Nazi Germany; he was eighteen.

At the 3:55 mark there is a picture of a boxing match held on the deck of a supply ship returning American soldiers from France after the end of WWI. My grandfather was a US Navy cook on board several ships that ferried supplies and soldiers to and from France after the end of the Great War.

Towards the end of the video (13:04 mark) you'll see large dinosaur models being moved to the 1964 World's Fair held in Queens, NY. I remember seeing them there; I was fifteen. From our house in Smithtown (Suffolk County) it was about a thirty minute drive to the World's Fair.

The 1964 World Fair towers used in the first MIB movie.




Drug Dealer Suicide Prompts $1M Settlement

This is ridiculous. A narcotics smuggler dies from ingesting his own poison and his family gets a million bucks.
Cruz Velazquez Acevedo began convulsing shortly after he drank the liquid methamphetamine he'd brought with him from Tijuana, Mexico.

The 16-year-old had just crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to San Diego and was going through the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was carrying two bottles of liquid that he claimed was apple juice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers told him to drink it to prove he wasn't lying, court records say.

The teen took four sips.

Then, he began sweating profusely. He screamed and clenched his fists.
However, the next few paragraphs are music to my ears.
In a matter of minutes, his temperature soared to 105 degrees, his family's attorney said. His pulse reached an alarming rate of 220 beats per minute — more than twice the normal rate for adults.

"Mi corazón! Mi corazón!" Acevedo screamed, according to court records — "My heart! My heart!"

He was dead about two hours later.
Hoist on his own petard, so to speak. Let every drug mule suffer the same fate.

His family sued the US and got a million. They should have instead taken IQ tests to see which parent passed on the idiot smuggler gene to Cruz. And then the whole lot of them horsewhipped.

March 19, 2017

Possibly The Worst Penetration Of American Intelligence

And it was perfectly preventable. It's not like the dubious associations of these Pakistanis were unknown, but as the major media have for the most part ignored this story, most Americans have no idea they've been kicked square in the cojones.

The media has been attacking Trump for a compromised mission in Yemen where a Special Forces soldier was killed, but there is  good chance that IT personnel working for dozens of Democratic Congressmen did the foul deed.
On February 2, 2017, three Pakistani brothers with top access to the computer systems inside the U.S. House of Representatives containing some of the nation’s most sensitive information were removed from their positions by U.S. Capitol Police.

The three brothers who are the target of a criminal probe, deliberately understated as a “procurement scam” include Imran Awan, Abid Awan and Jamal Moiz Awan, each who were the “shared employees” of at least 31 Democratic Congressional Representatives. But the case itself and potential damage is much, much worse than is being reported, if it’s being reported at all.
No nation can long withstand an assault on vital institutions by its own traitorous citizens. And that's what the democrats are all about.  Story here.

March 18, 2017

Hopefully Their Army Works Better Than Their Navy

In response to apparent Russian provocation, the Brits are beefing up their military presence in Estonia.
British troops began a long-term deployment to Estonia on Saturday as Germany’s intelligence chief warned Russia had doubled its military presence on its Western border.

An advanced contingent of 120 British soldiers landed at Estonia’s Amari airbase late on Friday night as part of a new Nato deployment designed to deter Russia from attempting a repeat of its invasions of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine in the Baltic.

Eight hundred British troops with Challenger 2 tanks, AS90 self-propelled guns, and Warrior armoured vehicles, will be based in the town of Tapa, 80 miles from the Russian border, from next month.
This is part of a planned exercise with French and other NATO forces in Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. Additional British troops will be sent to Poland to augment American forces already stationed there.

Story here.

As far as the readiness of the best warships in Her Majesty's Navy, go here.  Unfortunately our own navy apparently isn't in much better shape.

Build The Wall

So this Mexican criminal kills someone in Tennessee (manslaughter, not murder), does 9 months in jail, is deported and gets caught trying to enter the US again?

TUCSON, Ariz. — Border Patrol agents have arrested a Mexican man who had been deported from the United States last month after serving a prison term for reckless homicide in Tennessee.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say 26-year-old Genaro Galvan-Mora was taken into custody Wednesday evening near Nogales, Arizona.

Authorities learned of his previous conviction during processing.

They say a records check showed Galvan-Mora was convicted in May 2016 on a reckless homicide charge in Loudon County, Tennessee.

He was deported on Feb. 27 after serving a nine-month prison sentence.
Story here. This clown shot someone while playing Russian Roulette. Mora pulled the trigger while the gun was against the victim's head.

Sounds more like an execution to me. Isn't the guy holding the gun supposed to put the barrel against his own head?
A Loudon man was arrested on a reckless homicide charge after a deadly game of Russian Roulette. Genaro Galvan Mora, 23, was released on $10,000 bond in the death of 25-year-old Diego Armondo Cisneros Fonseca, also of Loudon.
Is this Tijuana Roulette?
More here.

March 17, 2017

Apparently Kaepernick Is Dead To The NFL

Colin Kaepernick better have some good connections in the Canadian Football League because he's probably gonna find it tough getting another job in the NFL.

You may indeed ask "Why, pray tell, would a free agent social justice wannabe quarterback find it difficult to secure a lucrative appointment within a professional sports enterprise that is actively seeking the type of talented personnel that said quarterback once typified within his repertoire of skill sets?"

The answer is not difficult to find. The owners and managers of the aforementioned sports enterprises don't trust him, don't like him.
“He can still play at a high level,” an anonymous AFC general manager told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman. “The problem is three things are happening with him.

“First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.

“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or (President) Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.

“Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him.”
Story here.

Lá Fheile Phadraig

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I've Got A Phone And A Chainsaw

President Trump is "trimming" the federal budget. Let's listen to the screams:
Bureaucrats braved a bad week.

Donald Trump proposes cuts of 29 percent to the State Department, 21 percent to the Departments of Agriculture and Labor, 18 percent to Health and Human Services, and 31 percent to the Environmental Protection Agency in a partial outline of his budget entitled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and programs supporting school choice receive boosts. For pretty much everything else, Trump lowers the boom.
If you don't cut off unproductive limbs on a fruit tree, you don't get good fruit. But this is more like cutting off hunks of gangrenous flesh.

Story here.

Screams here at #notmypresident:

 Puppets. Where are the giant puppets?




 Purge? Damn straight Sugarlips.

March 16, 2017

Media Wars

It's true, it's true.
One awwshit cancels out a thousand attaboys.



In a stunning reversal of fortune, Trump supporters are now calling for a boycott of McDonald's fast food restaurants in response to a tweet mocking the President.

Apparently the McDonald's twitter account was hacked and an insulting tweet was pinned to their site.

Just a few days ago, a McDonald's employee was hailed as a hero for jumping through a service window to assist an unconscious off duty Miami police officer.

Anti-Trump tweet here.

McDonald's employee here.

McDonald's boycott here. Of course there is now #BoycottMcDonalds.

Buh Bye Big Bird


President Trump announced that his budget for the fed's 2017-18 fiscal year will not contain funding for several iconic liberal programs.

These programs include Public Broadcasting System (PBS), National Public Radio (NPR), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as well as the Smithsonian and the National Galleries.
President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination.

Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a substantial source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post.

[...]Additional cuts would affect two tourist mainstays in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art.
I'd prefer funding for the Smithsonian and the National Galleries to continue.

Big Bird, Kermit and Cookie Monster can go find jobs and I'd love to have me some Miss Piggy bacon. Elmo hopefully will choose the path of honor and throw himself under a bus; otherwise, I'd love to tickle him with a chainsaw.