August 6, 2016

Feeta Cheese

This is probably the scariest thing I have ever seen.

Clint Eastwood: Advice On Affairs Of The Heart

Clint Eastwood usually doesn't have much to say, but when he does, people talk about it. Clint and his son, Scott Eastwood, both agreed to be interviewed by Esquire magazine and neither one pulls any punches about their likes and dislikes.

Most have already read something about Mr. Eastwood's lack of regard for the "pussy generation" that he voiced in his interview with Esquire magazine. He simply has no use for politically correct speech and people who are easily offended.

But Clint also revealed his views on how a rich and famous movie star/director should manage his love life:
ESQ: Collecting wives is an expensive hobby.

Clint: Yeah, cut out the middleman. Just find somebody you hate and buy 'em a house.

Scott: I gotta write that down.

Clint: When you call your lawyer and you tell 'em, you know, "I'm gonna get married to this girl" and there's a long pause on the other end of the line, you know damn well they're thinking, "How are we gonna set this up, and then how are we gonna dissolve this?"
This just cracked me up. Here's a guy who has lived a full life.

Something Stinks In The Pentagon

Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Where there's a stench, there's corruption.
The Pentagon stinks.

The US armed forces is stumbling with new major weapon systems and can't even document what happened to the trillions of dollars that was spent to not protect us. More and more it appears that government procurement is nothing more than a system of political paybacks to the elites.

From American Lookout:
The Department of Defense inspector general found that the Pentagon cannot maintain proper bookkeeping on expenses, which means they have not audited $6.5 TRILLION they spent on wars, equipment, etc. Lorin Venable, the assistant inspector general wrote:

Army and Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis personnel did not adequately support $2.8 trillion in third quarter adjustments and $6.5 trillion in yearend adjustments made to the Army General Fund data during FY2015 financial statement compilation. We conducted this audit in accordance with generlly accepted government auditing standards.

$6.5 TRILLION in ONE year. Could you imagine what the IRS would do to a private company if they did this? How about an average American?
H/T Gateway Pundit

More here.

NYPD Upgrades Their Armor, Weapons

Soft body armor is not bullet proof, it is bullet resistant. Since about 1980 cops in NYS are issued body armor through a grant provided through the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) who reimburses the agency for a predetermined amount. The agency can upgrade the armor but will only receive whatever the state allows for basic armor protection. I used to administer this program for my department and measure rookies for body armor before I retired so it's been awhile.

Wearing soft body armor can be very uncomfortable, especially in hot weather. You sweat like crazy under a 3/4" of Kevlar and if the vest is not fitted properly, it rides up on your gun belt and sits under your chin when you sit down in a squad car.

Depending on who has the state contract, cops are generally issued Threat Level II or IIA body armor; IIA armor has a removable plate covering the heart area. Level II will stop .38, .357, 9 mm and shotgun slugs but not Teflon coated bullets ...  or a knife blade. The armor will also help pad blows from a blunt instrument attack and have  proven useful in protecting an officer involved in a traffic accident. To stop a rifle shot you need at least a Level III vest. These are very bulky and heavy.

From ABC News:
At a time when the New York Police Department is encouraging beat cops to be more approachable to law-abiding citizens, it's also equipping them to do combat with rampaging shooters.

The mass shootings in Orlando, Dallas and elsewhere have prompted the nation's largest police department to accelerate a $7.5 million program to distribute heavy-duty body armor to uniformed patrol officers who might have to respond.

Some 20,000 helmets are set to be distributed by the end of the year. And the department's 3,000 patrol cars will begin carrying pairs of heavy-duty vests that officers will put on if dispatched to a report of an active shooter.

[...]The new gear reinforces an approach adopted by the NYPD and some other departments around the country that calls on first-responding officers to confront shooters immediately, rather than establish a perimeter and wait for specially trained tactical units to arrive. In addition, the NYPD is giving officers special training on how to deal with multiple shooters.

The response comes amid concerns from civil libertarians and others that ordinary beat cops are becoming too militarized. But police officials see the measures as necessary to protect their officers and save civilian lives in deadly encounters that unfold quickly and demand a swift response.
Decades ago (feels funny saying that) we were trained and operated under a much less militaristic environment. I am not a real big fan of the current mindset. The new cops are into the "us vs. them" mentality which is not helpful. Police officers shouldn't be an occupying force, we are not equipped for that; but the New Black Panthers and BLM are forcing cops to behave as if they were.

Unless absolutely necessary I really don't want to see armored vehicles with "POLICE" emblazoned on the sides running through the streets.

New York Was First

No, we ain't talkin' about Abner Doubleday and the game of baseball.We're talkin' about capital punishment in the days when people were getting squeamish about hanging.

The Execution of William Kemmler

The first ever execution by electrocution was carried out at the Auburn Prison on August 6, 1890.

The electric chair was invented by a Buffalo dentist, A.P. Southwick, in 1881. It was considered a more humane way to dispatch a felon to his eternal reward and it gradually replaced hanging as the prevalent form of execution in America.

Hanging was the oldest form of capital punishment in this country but fell out of favor after several executions were badly mishandled. Too short a drop and the prisoner strangles painfully; too long a drop and the prisoner is decapitated.  Since 1977 there have been only three executions by hanging in the US.

William Kemmler, 30, who was convicted of killing his wife with a hatchet, was the electric chair's first victim successful execution. However, there were some problems. The initial current was not strong enough to kill Kemmler. He didn't regain consciousness but his chest started heaving again after the first "treatment."
"Start the current! Start the current, again!" a doctor yelled.

The voltage was doubled to almost 2,000 volts, and this time the electrocution lasted for about two minutes.

The room filled with the smell of burned cloth and flesh, and reporter G.G. Bain of the United Press fainted.

When the current stopped this time, Kemmler was pronounced dead.


More here.

August 5, 2016


Hundreds of Billions Spent On Defense, For What?

The US defense budget for 2016 is $573 billion. But what are we spending all this money on if our soldiers and sailors are sent in harms way with little or no means to protect themselves?

We spend billions on incredible war craft that don't work as promised. Their only purpose it seems is to enrich political donors.

The following article does not give me any confidence in our martial prowess at sea.
DURING war games played off the coast of Florida last year, a nuclear-powered French attack submarine, Saphir, eluded America’s sub-hunting aircraft and vessels with enough stealth to sink (fictitiously) a newly overhauled American aircraft-carrier, Theodore Roosevelt, and most of her escort. An account of the drill on a French defence-ministry website was promptly deleted, but too late for it to go unnoticed.

Nor was this French victory a fluke. In 2006, in what was very far from being a war game, a Chinese diesel-electric submarine surfaced near Okinawa within torpedo range of another American carrier, Kitty Hawk, without having been detected by that carrier’s escort of more than a dozen vessels and anti-submarine aircraft. And, from the point of view of carrier-deploying navies, things are threatening to get worse. Saphir, launched in 1981, hardly represents the state of the art in underwater undetectability; in the decade since the Okinawa incident diesel-electrics have become even quieter. For an inkling of the silence of the new generation of such subs when they are running on battery power alone, without their engines turning, Jerry Hendrix, a former anti-submarine operations officer on the Theodore Roosevelt, asks: “How loud is your flashlight?”

Moreover, submarines are spreading. Since the cold war ended, the number of countries deploying them has risen from a dozen or so to about 40. Many of the newcomers are not part of the Western system of alliances. Some are actively hostile to it. And more may join them. A secondhand diesel-electric boat—not state of the art, admittedly, but effective nevertheless—can be had for as little as $350m.
More here.
H/T Lucianne

A Brazilian

Hillary's Cheese Slid Off Her Cracker

Just as Obama's early life and Islam connections were not properly vetted by the democrats and the media. Hillary's bizarre behavior is just one aspect of her personal/professional life that the media is covering up.

If the Secret Service sees this aberrant mental behavior they must know she is unfit to fulfill the duties and obligations of the Office of the President. If they keep silent about her condition they are endangering the country and violating their oath to defend the Constitution that every federal officer must take. They are abetting a criminal action and should be prosecuted.

August 2, 2016

Raquette Lake

We're going away for a little bit to a beautiful upstate location, Raquette Lake, in the Adirondacks. My daughter and her husband have rented a cottage on the lake and have invited us to stay with them.  We did this last year and will stay a little longer this week.

Yes, there is fishing. Our SIL's extended family has vacationed there for decades. They have an annual fishing derby every year.

Last summer our daughter won the derby (she landed a 16.25" trout) and the right to keep the cheesy award plaque for the past year. She will fight to retain the title. I wasn't even an honorable mention.

Say what you will about NY, it is a gorgeous state - the Adirondacks are a treasure.

Just try to ignore the thieving politicians for a few days, if you can.

See you later.

August 1, 2016

Liar Hillary Hires Liar Khizr Kahn

I cannot and will not support any effort to denigrate the sacrifice of Captain Humayun Khan. I don't know whether or not the man is a hero (conflicting stories about the circumstances of his death) but he died in service to America and his memory deserves to be honored alongside every American who has made that selfsame sacrifice.

However, the actions of his father, Khizr Kahn, a Pakistani-born lawyer specializing in Sharia Law (which is unconstitutional) is another matter.

Capt. Khan joined the Army on his own volition, not his father's.
Capt. Khan was not drafted.
The actions that lead to Capt. Khan's death were not prompted by his father.

Capt. Khan's sacrifice was his and his alone to make. Mr. Khan can certainly share his grief, but not his son's sacrifice. It would be like taking an income tax credit for a charitable donation that his son made. It's not done, at least not legally nor in good taste.

That being said, there is an enormous political context which overshadows and envelopes the current controversy between Mr. Khan and the Republican Presidential candidate. This is fueled by the Democratic Party for obvious reasons. The Democrats also try to obfuscate the prevalence of Muslim initiation and participation in attacks on the United States as well as every other country on the planet. No continent is secure from Islamic terrorist incursions; no public assemblage is safe from homicidal designs inspired by the rantings of a long dead pederast.

There have been other actions by Muslims serving in America's armed forces that are not worthy of praise. Of course I am referring to despicable cowards who murdered their fellow soldiers. Such names as Hasan Karim Akbar and Nidal Hasan come readily to mind, not to mention the scores of American soldiers murdered by their so-called Muslim allies in Iraq and Afghanistan. These acts are conveniently forgotten by the current administration and the DNC,

Does one honorable death that occurred twelve years ago cancel the thousands of horrific deaths that Islam has celebrated?  Do comments about this single death deserve all this contentious scrutiny?

Only if you're Donald Trump.

UPDATE (h/t iOTW):
The Muslim who attacked Donald Trump, Khizr Muazzam Khan, is a Muslim Brotherhood agent, working to bring Muslims into the United States. After reading what we discovered so far, it becomes obvious that Khan wanted to ‘trump’ Trump’s Muslim immigration. But not so fast. Trump we have your back.

Khizr Muazzam Khan graduated in Punjab University Law College, as the New York Times confirms. and he specialized in International Trade Law in Saudi Arabia. An interest lawyer for Islamic oil companies Khan wrote a paper, called ]Khan currently runs a law firm in New York City called KM Khan Law Office. According to the website, the the law firm specializes in “immigration services.” Most likely Khan was working to bring Muslims into the country.

In Defense of OPEC to defend the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), an intergovernmental oil company consisting of mainly Islamic countries. Khan is a promoter of Islamic Sharia Law. Khan is also co-founder of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Muslim Law (Islamic Sharia).

[...]Khan currently runs a law firm in New York City called KM Khan Law Office. According to the website, the the law firm specializes in “immigration services.” Most likely Khan was working to bring Muslims into the country.

[...]It is likely that Khan is a Muslim plant working with the Hillary Clinton campaign, probably for the interest of Muslim oil companies as well as Muslim immigration into the U.S.

Intelius reveals Khizr M. Khan used to work for Hogan, Hartson and Lovells, which has ties to the Clinton Foundation:

July 31, 2016

Taaa Daaah! *Pulls Rabbit Out Of Hat*

From out of deep left field:
PHILADELPHIA – The National Security Agency (NSA) has “all” of Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails and the FBI could gain access to them if they so desired, William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official, declared in a radio interview broadcast on Sunday.

Speaking as an analyst, Binney raised the possibility that the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s server was done not by Russia but by a disgruntled U.S. intelligence worker concerned about Clinton’s compromise of national security secrets via her personal email use.

Binney was an architect of the NSA’s surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001, after spending more than 30 years with the agency.

[...]Asked point blank if he believed the NSA has copies of “all” of Clinton’s emails, including the deleted correspondence, Binney replied in the affirmative.

“Yes,” he responded. “That would be my point. They have them all and the FBI can get them right there.”

Binney surmised that the hack of the DNC could have been coordinated by someone inside the U.S. intelligence community angry over Clinton’s compromise of national security data with her email use.
Story here.

England's National Health Care In Action

Do the Brits want to see a cure for cancer? TB? Diabetes?

The answer is no, not if you follow the advances made by the National Health Services. They want to pander to sodomites and perverts. England has been transformed into a freak show overrun by Muslims.
Women having sex changes on the NHS are being given free fertility treatment so they can have babies after they become men.

At least three British men who were born female are ‘on the brink’ of becoming parents using IVF techniques, according to a top doctor.

And dozens more are now having their eggs frozen at NHS clinics before undergoing surgery or hormone therapy to switch sex.

More here:

Walls For Me But Not For Thee

A truly bizarre Mexican response to the illegal immigration scenario. But that's Mexico.

Myself ... screw the Panama Canal; the Chinks run it anyway. Take all the illegals in this country and have them dig a canal from San Diego to Brownsville, right down our southern border with Mexico. Then fortify the crap out of it like the Berlin Wall, only call it the Beaner Curtain.
The Mexican journal El Mañana published an editorial July 24 advocating for the construction of a border wall similar to that of Donald Trump’s — “but in Southern Mexico.”

Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump’s idea for a wall involves Mexico financing the project and building it on their side of the border. El Mañana basically wants the same thing for Guatemala and Belize.

According to the journal, the border between Mexico and the two Central American nations:

Doesn’t give any benefits (to the country), on the contrary they only bring trouble. These crossings are used for a new invasion: that of Central Americans using our country to enter the United States.

El Mañana added that the main problem “isn’t the undocumented traffic, mainly Guatemalan, Salvadoran and Honduran,” but rather that illegals deported from the United States don’t go back “to their origin as established in international treaties.” Instead, they go mainly to the city of Reynosa.
More here.

Walls? Walls? We got to build you no stinking walls!!


Now Go Fetch Some Melted Butter

Wave Bye Bye Bernie Balls

The Donald made a mistake.

He accused Bernie Sanders of selling his soul to the Devil by endorsing Hillary Clinton.

He assumed that this pandering, useless politician, this faded commie jackass, has a soul.

That was a mistake.
“I’ll tell you what, Bernie blew it. He sold his soul to the devil. He did,” Trump said in Colorado Springs.

“He seemed like a tough guy. He was like tough, tough, tough, tough. And then in the end, he folded,” Trump said.
It wasn't his soul that went south.
It was his balls.
Say bye bye Bernie balls.

More here.