August 2, 2013

Fiddy Cal Fairie

"Zero point four five mils high. Angle zero.Range sixteen hundred and ninety three meters. Dial twenty two mils plus one click. Yeah that's him. he gave me cooties"

LOL! Found this at US Army WTF! Moments

Tie The Media Down, Sport

Tan me hide when I'm dead, Fred,
Tan me hide when I'm dead.
So we tanned his hide
When he died, Clyde,
And that's it
Hanging on the shed.
All together now!

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
Tie Me Kangaroo Down
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

Apparently there are powerful influences, people in the know, who are trying to hang Obugger's hide on the shed for that messed up operation in Benghazi. It turns out that everyone was in Benghazi for some reason (illegal arms deals with Islamic terrorists for $1000, Alex)  and that the CIA is squirreling their people away like nuts before winter.

For his part, Obugger and his crew are dancing around this turd ala Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers after a bath salts binge. I wonder just how long the media can sit on this before it blows up in their faces.

From Gateway Pundit:
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was on with Greta Van Susteren Thursday to discuss the Obama scandals.

This came after Jake Tapper at CNN broke the news that there were “dozens” of CIA operatives on the ground in Benghazi on 9-11 when the consulate came under attack and the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.

Gowdy told Greta the Obama Administration is hiding the survivors, dispersing them around the country, AND changing their names.

“Including changing names, creating aliases. Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance and perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them around the country and changing their names.”

And, at the same time Obama is hiding the survivors around the country he’s calling Benghazi a ‘phony’ scandal.
More here.
I believe Obugger is self medicating right now, so let's sing him a new verse:

Keep Benghazi under wraps, Piaps,
Keep Benghazi under wraps.
So we blew the cover off the deal, Neal,
And now it's landed in his lap.
All together now!

Tie the media down Sport,
Tie the media down.
Tie the media down Sport,
Tie the media down.

August 1, 2013

Moonlighting In Mexico

The old "Have Gun, Will Travel" television series starring Richard Boone was a favorite of mine.  The series had a character named Paladin who traveled throughout the Olde West bringing respite and justice to the weary by ....  mostly killing people or threatening to do so. Or just by showing up with his bad acne-scarred self and giving his quintessential "I am bored, I want to kill someone" stare. He never ate, he never slept, he eschewed the company of women. I don't think he ever had a bowel movement either.

But Paladin reflected a need. In some areas of the world there always seems to be a need for a person who is well-versed in the use of a six gun, or a M16. As in the days of Paladin, these places are teeming with individuals seeking respite and justice; they will pay any price to obtain the services of someone who can provide the desired respite and justice.
Mexico is one of the those (these?) places.
This is my story.

Actually it's the story of active and former GI's who have presented their skills to the marketplace and found a profitable niche.

From Fox News:
Mexican cartels are recruiting hit men from the U.S. military, offering big money to highly-trained soldiers to carry out contract killings and potentially share their skills with gangsters south of the border, according to law enforcement experts.

The involvement of three American soldiers in separate incidents, including a 2009 murder that led to last week’s life sentence for a former Army private, underscore a problem the U.S. military has fought hard to address.
Actually there isn't much that is new here. It has been known for some time that gang members have been enlisting in the Army in order to gain military training in weapons use and small unit tactics.
"We have seen examples over the past few years where American servicemen are becoming involved in this type of activity," said Fred Burton, vice president for STRATFOR Global Intelligence. "It is quite worrisome to have individuals with specialized military training and combat experience being associated with the cartels."
Perhaps Obama and Holder are looking at this as a new resume building program that dovetails with their "Fast and Furious" gun trafficking. Let's face it, it made no sense to give the cartels all those thousands of guns unless they had some kind of instructor program.

July 31, 2013

Don't Give Up On Us

We're cousins, born of the same gene that won't give up and refuses to lie down to unelected authority.

It's tough here in England; the country is being broken up into Regions of the European Union. England has no government, no Parliament and Great Britain itself is struggling with overwhelmed taxpayer-funded resources (eg the NHS,  the Police Force/Service).  In short, this country is about to discover that we've been fucked, royally, many times over.

The European Union and successive governments (Labour/Conservative) have done this, stealthily (aka lied in their manifestos), over many years.  When people actually realise what's happened it won't be pretty.

Our children's education has been shot to pieces because it's been infiltrated by people who think equality is the be all and end all and our country's history has been re-written.

In your own fight for freedom of expression and freedom of association, don't forget us and don't believe what you read in the msm.  We haven't forgotten you - we really are stronger together. The expression 'Divided we fall' was never more true.

God bless America and good luck with Obama - same stable, same donkey - because you need it too.

July 30, 2013

Junior Officer Exodus

In 2005, more than a third of the West Point Class of 2000 left active duty after completing their mandatory five-year tour of duty. Why?

Here's a recent disturbing article written by a Marine Lt. who also has had enough with the modern warrior culture.
Why are we getting out? It's about the low standards.

We joined because we wanted to be part of an elite organization dedicated to doing amazing things in defense of our nation. We wanted to make a contribution to something great, to be able to look back at a decisive chapter in American history and say "yeah, I was part of that." We joined the Corps because if we were going in to the fight, we wanted to serve with the best. We wanted the kind of job that would make our friends who took soulless, high-paying corporate jobs feel pangs of jealousy because we went to work every day with a purpose.

It causes a deep, bitter pain to acknowledge that I don't think this is the organization in which I currently serve. The reason we're getting out is because the Marine Corps imposes a high degree of stress, yet accepts Mission Failure so long as all the boxes on the list are checked.

I'm talking about the Field Grade Intelligence Officer in Afghanistan who didn't know who Mullah Omar was. I'm talking about a senior Staff NCO in the intelligence community who could not produce a legible paragraph. I'm talking about a Battalion Commander who took pride in the fact that he had done zero research on Afghanistan, because it allowed him to approach his deployment with "an open mind." I'm talking about contractors, some of whom were literally paid ten-fold the salary of my junior Marines, who were incapable of performing basic tasks and functionally illiterate.
The problem is not so much that these individuals pop up every now and then, as every organization has its bad eggs, but rather that we see them passed on through the system, promoted and rewarded. If we are truly the elite organization we claim to be, how do we justify the fact that we allow these individuals to retain positions of immense influence, much less promote through the ranks? How do we justify this endemic tolerance for mediocrity or outright incompetence?
Here's the money quote.
If you really want to know what an institution values, don't look at its mottos or mission statements. Look at how it spends its resources, especially its human capital. Economists call this "Revealed Preference." When I was in the midst of a time-critical project aimed at mapping insurgent networks in Helmand, I was told to put the project on hiatus so I could organize a visit from General Allen. The implicit message was that a smooth itinerary and content General were more important than catching an insurgent cell before they left for Pakistan. How else was I supposed to interpret this? In my opinion, it's not so much that the Marine Corps doesn't value ideas, but that -- when the chips are down and careers are at stake -- it values appearance and conformity more than winning. The implicit message -- what the Marine Corps reveals by its actions -- is that it's okay to fail to provide any added value, so long as the PowerPoint slides are free of typos, no serialized gear is lost, and everyone attends the Sexual Harassment Prevention training

Read the rest of the article here. This not only affects the military. Many large police departments are run the same way.

July 28, 2013

Sorry, I Relapsed

It's like someone grabbed a half dozen squirrels, shoved a bunch of lit 4th of July sparklers up their asses and set them loose inside his head.

A scene from Inspector Weiner and the Case of the
Missing Dickie Tweets: "Round up the usual suspects!"

Headline from the Daily News:

Weiner campaign paid private eye $45,000 to investigate own 2011 Twitter ‘hacking’ lie, reports show

The ‘hacking’ never happened — Weiner later admitted to sending the racy pics himself — but his furious attempt at damage control included an expensive investigation by T&M Protection services.
Story here.

Brand New E6

Taken at BAF, Afghanistan.
I'm one proud Dad. And she re-upped for three more.