Saturday, January 30, 2016


Eight years ago, America had THE FINEST military in the world. Our Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps were the best there was.

Today...... not so much.
The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, according to a report by The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday (2/24/15).  This article also states that our military can no longer fight two wars at once.

That's only the beginning.  As part of Obama's promise to 'fundamentally change America', he has fundamentally changed the American military... and it will never be the same again.

Don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) was the official United States policy for military service by gays and lesbians, instituted by the Clinton Administration on February 28, 1994.  This was the camel's nose under the tent.
President Barack Obama on Friday [7/22/2011] certified the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the policy preventing gays from openly serving in the military.
"Our military will no longer be deprived of the talents and skills of patriotic Americans just because they happen to be gay or lesbian," Obama said in a statement released by the White House.

Closets flew open and LGBT service members came out.  Cool.  We now have military officers and enlisted personnel who CAN BE OPENLY GAY throughout the ranks of the military. No problems with HIV/AIDS? Seems there is a wee issue with the spread of HIV in the rank and file ....No problems with morale, right?  Ummmmmmm....

An order came down the chain of command (NOT from the CinC) that anyone with HIV must disclose that to all sex partners.  Makes sense, right?  Seems those who disobeyed the order were being kicked out of the military.  But wait.... the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) does not cover this.  [As an aside, the UCMJ hasn't kept up with the world - Congress, in conjunction with the military lawyers propose/pass laws for the military and the CinC signs off on them.  This is a bit behind the times - go figure.]
Gavin B. Atchak’s commanding officer at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina ordered him to avoid unprotected sex after Atchak tested positive for HIV in 2011.
The officer also directed Atchak, an enlisted man in the Air Force security forces, to inform future sex partners that he carried the virus that can cause AIDS.
Atchak disobeyed and engaged in unprotected oral and anal sex with fellow airmen. At a subsequent court-martial, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Then the ground shifted.
Now Atchak and others, including a former South Carolina-based airman, are caught amid changing times, as military prosecutors and defense lawyers alike sort through the evolving legal guidelines applicable to sexual activity among HIV-positive troops.
While some 34 states have adopted criminal laws related to exposure to HIV, Congress has not done the same for the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Read more on this at the link below.  It's an interesting analysis of current HIV laws in the military and in the civilian world.

And lest we forget....

PFC Bradley Manning was sentenced in August 2013 to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret documents to Wikileaks.  This CONVICTED leaker of security intel, now known as Chelsea Manning, has begun a physical transition from male to female at Fort Leavenworth prison. Authorities say it is ‘medically appropriate and necessary.’ Manning is the first Army member to receive hormone therapy at the military’s expense.

Help me with this.  Manning - a traitor - is getting sex change therapy IN LEAVENWORTH???  Something he could not begin to afford if he had gotten an honorable discharge???  I only have one comment on this.  WHAT THE F**K!!!!  A traitor……. Is getting sex change therapy – IN A MILITARY PRISON????  AT GOVERNMENT (a/k/a taxpayers') EXPENSE.  This is President Obama's military...... fundamentally changed.
                       Bradley................................. or Chelsea Manning

Moving right along...

Women have been in the military for many years.  They are capable and if they can meet the qualifications, there is no reason they should NOT be in the military.  But in my mind - women have absolutely no business in a combat role.  They are NOT capable of matching the strength and endurance of a man.  A 125 pound woman no matter what great shape she is in, is physically INCAPABLE of dragging her 225 pound fellow combatant out of harms' way.  There is no shame in that - they just do not have the strength.

The CinC decided women could become Army rangers, and 20 were accepted into the ranger course at Ft. Benning, GA.  Two graduated... but they were NOT treated like their male counterparts.  Males going through ranger school are allowed ONE shot at repeating a phase.  For instance, if they are injured in one of the phases, they will be given ONE re-do. The women were allowed multiple repeats during the course because there was an unspoken 'MANDATE' that A WOMAN WOULD GRADUATE AND WOULD GET THE COVETED RANGER TAB.  Check this off the to-do list, Mr. President.

Below is a recent example of a woman in a combat role.  Less than a month ago, 10 American Navy personnel (one was a woman) were taken hostage by the Iranians.  These nine honorable men are protecting that woman - see where she is in the picture below.... she's in the corner and they are all between her and the enemy.  Honorable?  Protecting the woman?  YUP....A distraction in a crisis?  For sure!

Troop morale..... is it a problem?  It is.  But surprisingly, it's not about salaries or deployments.  It's because of the senior leadership, who has apparently lost the confidence and support of those of lower rank.  In his newly released book 'A Passion for Leadership', former SecDef Robert Gates opines that President Obama does not listen to the advice of his MILITARY leaders, but listens only to the advisers he has surrounded himself who are completely, totally CLUELESS about the ways of all things military.  Gates says all of Obama's MILITARY decisions are based on POLITICS.

[Ed. Note:  In my opinion Obama is the biggest cause of poor morale in the military and for those who have LEFT the military because of how his administration has done NOTHING to improve the plight of service men and women by perpetuating the joke that is the VA system!  And it IS a joke!]


CONCLUSION:  The greatest fighting force in the history of the world... has become a disgusting social experiment.  And the Commander-in-Chief is smiling at THIS 'fundamental change' of something that was (past tense) truly representative of what this country stood for.

Sunday, January 24, 2016


This title is NOT a misprint - this is NOT about the attack on Americans in Benghazi....  that said......

Questions still hang over a horrible night - 11 September 2012 - the 11th anniversary of the worst foreign attack on American soil.

High-ups in the Obama administration said 'there was no time to send help.'  Well, anyone with ANY combat experience will tell you, when a battle is engaged, there is NO WAY you know how long it will last.  Could be an hour, could be three days..... and on and on.  But on that fateful night when the American consulate/annex was being attacked in Benghazi, there was 'no time to send help.'

Someone gave an order for nearby forces to STAND DOWN. But no one will take credit for that order.... and apparently Obama was unavailable and Hillary went home shortly after the attack began.

American CIA were in Tripoli, ready to go help our ambassador and the other Americans under assault AND THEY SWEAR THE STAND DOWN ORDER WAS GIVEN.  Three of these men bravely did an interview on FOX, and the recent movie - 13 Hours - is about their time during the assault.


Below is a verbatim copy of a post by Bob Lonsberry about our Navy vessels 'captured' by the Iranians.  In his logical and well thought out summation of what happened when two US Navy boats 'drifted into Iranian waters' will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.

One can only conclude, from his analysis, that 1 - there is no reason these two boats should have ever been IN Iranian waters, let alone captured, and 2 - someone gave the order to STAND DOWN (a/k/a SURRENDER!)

On January 13, Iran released the nine men and one woman aboard the vessels...... WHERE ARE THEY NOW? I haven't seen any interviews, but I could have missed that.  Will they even be ALLOWED to speak publicly about what happened?  There are videos of our people 'thanking' their captors... but chances are, these sailors were merely being humiliated.

If Mr. Lonsberry IS correct...... we, as a nation, are in deep shit.
It’s unfathomable. 
The account of two U. S. Navy vessels being seized by the Iranian navy earlier this week seems completely implausible. 
No part of it makes any sense. 
The story is that two river patrol boats – bristling modern-day incarnations of the Vietnam swift boats – were navigating south from Kuwait to Bahrain. At some point, via some means, the two boats, with their contingent of five sailors each, surrendered to the Iranians. 
Two accounts have been offered as to how that happened. The first was that one of the vessels lost its engine and that they both then drifted into Iranian waters. The other was that the two boats had been operating fine, but inadvertently navigated into Iranian territory. 
Simply put, they got lost. 
Neither account seems possible. 
First off, if one of the boats broke down, and the sailor aboard trained to tend the engine couldn’t fix it, the other boat would merely take it in tow and they would proceed on their way. That is not a novel maritime undertaking. 
The second scenario – oops, we got lost – is even less likely. It turns out that navigation and navigation equipment are kind of a high priority for the Navy. Boats don’t get lost. Highly technical navigation equipment on both boats would have told crewmembers exactly where they were. 
And in the unlikely event that both boats lost all electronic navigational equipment, and the compasses lost track of magnetic north, there is the simple fact that sailing from Kuwait to Bahrain pretty much involves nothing more complex than keeping the shore on your starboard side. And should you lose sight of shore, and can remember that the map has safety to the west and danger to the east, you’d think that the position of the sun in the sky or the fact that prevailing winds in the Persian Gulf in the winter are northwesterly, would somehow have allowed our sailors to find the Saudi shoreline instead of Iranian waters. 
And all of that presumes that these two boats were operating alone in the open seas, which they presumably were not. There is, in fact, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battle group operating in the Persian Gulf. 
The USS Harry S Truman owns the Persian Gulf these days, and the significant American military presence in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait – lands immediately proximate to the waters where our sailors were operating – makes us the biggest dog on the block. 
And we’ve got radar and helicopters and airplanes and stuff like that. 
And if an American vessel breaks down at sea, or strays from course, under those operational conditions, there are a lot of American assets that would both notice the problem and be able to offer relief. 
Yet no one did. 
We’re supposed to believe nobody radioed a couple of inexplicably lost boats to ask where they were going? When one of them supposedly broke down, a carrier battle group had no means to come to their assistance? 
That makes no sense. 
It’s completely unbelievable. So is the apparent conduct of the sailors in the face of a supposed challenge by the Iranian military. If one of the vessels was disabled, as is claimed, and hostile craft are approaching, bringing with them the prospect of capture and captivity, don’t you put all 10 sailors on the able boat, sink the disabled boat, and race the bad guys back to international waters? 
From the Iranian video, it looks like two or three bass boats and four guys in mismatched uniforms, with a couple of AKs, captured two far-larger and better-armed American boats, both of which were bristling with mounted machine guns. 
Here’s a fact: When you’re kneeling on the deck of your own boat, with your hands clasped behind your head, and some guy’s shouting at you in terrorist language, things didn’t go right. 
And yet, that’s exactly what supposedly happened here. Ten American sailors, successors to Captain James Lawrence, are on their knees next to their unfired guns, in the face of a smaller and less well-armed opponent – with little American flags snapping in the breeze. 
This is not the stuff of Commodore Perry and Admiral Farragut. 
And you wonder whose call it was. 
How far up the chain of command did they have to go to find the cowardly lion who ordered this genuflection before a bunch of savages? Did this get bounced all the way to the Pentagon, or the Situation Room? Which secretary of what made the decision not to put a squadron of naval aviators above those two boats to keep the camel jockeys at bay? 
It is shameful, a worldwide embarrassment for the nation and the Navy. 
And it is topped off by an obsequious videotaped apology, and pictures of our sailors, captive in hostile hands, the female with a towel over her head. 
The president can ignore this. 
But we can’t. 
We got pantsed (When one has their pants pulled down, but not their underwear).  We got humiliated. We showed either weakness or incompetence. And unfortunately either one only invites aggression against us. 
It is inconceivable that you could find 10 Americans willing to surrender themselves and their equipment without a fight. It is not plausible that any young man or woman entering into the naval service would willingly kneel on the deck of a combat-capable ship. 
Somebody told them to give up. 
And that somebody, and the philosophy he represents, will be the death of us.  - by Bob Lonsberry © 2016
Thank you, Mr. Lonsberry, for an on-point and exceptional analysis.  I do hope you are wrong, but in my heart I know you are not.

Monday, January 11, 2016


I’m not a movie goer – I gave that up once my brain was fully formed.  But I glanced at the article on Drudge this morning about the Golden Globe winners…. I recognized 14 names of actors/actresses in the first 8 categories – mostly ones who had been around and are now in ‘supporting roles’.  In fact, the last movie I PAID to see was The Devil Wears Prada, and it actually didn’t suck.  But that was  before I started paying attention to what TV and movie headliners said OFF screen…. Now I vote for best movie with my wallet - I don't go TO, nor do I RENT movies. (Well, I make an exception for Clint Eastwood and a few other Republicans.)  I have, on occasion, let an advertiser know that I refuse to buy their product because of some show they sponsor.  I'm sure they don't care but it makes me feel better.

Having said that....

Here is something that cracks me up……I mean, think about it.  All of these ‘famous’ people that think that their opinion matters. There is a level of arrogance there that rivals Obama’s.

Rosie O’Donnell SWEARS that if Trump is elected that she will leave the country and never return…..and she MEANS it this time, unlike when she made that promise with George Bush.

Joy Behar has stated that she would vote for a rapist and any liberal as long as he works for womens’ rights (I do not know how Behar defines a woman’s right is but apparently for her it is the right to broadcast herself as an idiot), which I am sure makes the rapists tickled pink.

Kathy Griffin said she wouldn’t let Dr. Ben Carson give her a PAP smear.  Apparently she thinks her brain is in her vagina.  Enough said.

Kanye West will leave the US if a conservative gets elected as President.

Sean Penn says this same thing every four years, and I have offered repeatedly to buy him a one-way ticket to ANYWHERE, as long as he renounces his American citizenship, turns in his American passport, and never comes back to the U.S.  That goes for any other Hollywood star as well, but to date – no takers.

Samuel L. Jackson bemoans the fact that the San Bernardino killers were not white.

Danny Glover embarrasses mentally handicapped people whenever he makes a public statement.

Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, the complete photo shoot of the latest ‘People’ magazine, Stephen King, Tim McGraw, Bill Maher, just about every female in pop and country music, and anyone with a 30 minute sitcom has an opinion on significant events affecting the things in this nation that THEY helped screw up… opinion…..and nobody gives a ratz azz.

First of all, Kanye, Joy, Rosie and Whoopie aren’t going anywhere because there might be some talent required and nobody is lined up to put up with their brainless shit.  Sam Jackson, whom most people think of as a great actor, told on himself with his comment on hoping the shooters would be white. I do not know WHAT Glover’s problem is.  Maher is a thankless prick who CAN be right when he chooses, but he chooses not to be (I always thought he was a marginal comedian, but don’t put that in ‘US’ magazine). The rest of them are successful in their fields and should benefit from that……and then they should shut the hell up. 

Nobody is panicking that Kanye may go to Canada, anymore than we are panicking that the fat, disgusting, rude Michael Moore will never go BACK to Canada. Stephen King is a wickedly talented novelist and he needs to stick to that.  Most of these other assholes…..and they ARE just assholes…. don’t listen to anyone with differing attitudes, and most would be shocked to know that anyone HAS differing attitudes.

But more importantly…..who gives a krap what they think? If I had been in as many loser rolls in my chosen profession as Danny Glover, I wouldn’t show my face, let alone voice an opinion. These people contribute NOTHING to making life, society or even their ‘craft’ better……why in the hell should we care what they think about anything? Let alone things that they don’t know shit about? I am pretty sure I am not changing one damned thing about my life or world based on some unintelligible blather from Kanye.

It doesn’t matter.  THEY don’t matter.  Listening to them will make you insane because that shit is contagious.  Give them credit for their talent, but you have my permission to bitch slap them for their opinions.

[H/T to Batman]

Saturday, January 9, 2016






Monday, January 4, 2016



 In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

While America is technically a Constitutional Republic rather than a democracy, the comparison is shocking…..
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:  
  •  From bondage to spiritual faith;
  •  From spiritual faith to great courage;
  •  From courage to liberty;
  •  From liberty to abundance;
  •  From abundance to complacency;
  •  From complacency to apathy;
  •  From apathy to dependence;
  •  From dependence back into bondage." 

 The Obituary follows:
       "United States of America", Born 1776, Died 2016

Interesting facts from the 2012 election:
Number of States won by:        Obama: 19              Romney: 29
Square miles of land won by:    Obama: 580,000      Romney: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:  Obama: 127 million  Romney: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by Obama: 13.2, and by Romney: 2.1
Conclusion:  The territory Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.  Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of 'government welfare'
The United States is now somewhere between the ‘complacency and apathy’ phase of decline, with some forty nine percent of the nation's population receiving some form of government assistance (governmental dependency).
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals, and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

[From an email - source not verified]