Friday, September 12, 2014

So maybe we are at war

Much like all the other flip-flopping around by this administration, it appears that some of them think we might be at war.

Okay great,  at least this time we have the advantage of actually having a "declared STATE" as an enemy rather than a bunch of rabble hiding out (being supported by) countries we are technically not at war with - sure most of that current state is at the moment what used to be Iraq, and maybe a little bit of Syria but it's a non-moving target - for the moment.  

The ideal situation for the U.S. would be if ALL of the jihadist immigrated to the Caliphate so we could just wipe them out without having to chase them all over the damn globe.

Yeah that sounds harsh - especially from someone who (mostly) believes in the nonaggression principle.  Yet, they declared war on us, not the other way around.  Yes I know a case can be made for us using coercion to affect changes to their countries - probably a really good case, and I'm not sure we have the luxury of falling back on the claim of selfdefense.   History, if man kind doesn't reach the point were we can drop historical grudges then we might as well give up the claim to civilization and just make war the primary pastime of everyone.

Yes one could argue that, that won't happen, and you'd be right, but can we at least pretend to try?  I think it might fall in that area of "Fake it until you Make it"  - probably wishful thinking. I do that sometimes.

So for the time being - we have an actual war with an actual physical state, might be the biggest mistake the Jihadists have made so far.

We're Not At War

I keep thinking about the administrations claims emanating around Obama's speech - what a sad affair that was - and I find it difficult to reconcile.

It's not an unusual state for me, trying to reconcile what appears to be either criminal negligence or massive stupidity in people who shouldn't be capable of either but obviously are.  Take John Kerry's statement that we are not at war with ISIS.

When a militant group who have proven both the will and the ability to assault an entire country (granted not a great military force but still) says (and I paraphrase) "We will fly our flag over your nations capital"   That sounds like a declaration of war to me.  Because it IS a declaration of war.  So, can you not be at war with someone who is at war with you?  Sure if you just surrender - and that's not going to happen - we're a long way from that point despite the gutless progressive apologists.

Regardless of what our Secretary of State thinks about "war" being the wrong terminology - we are at war.   I don't like it, but my not liking doesn't change reality anymore than it does for anyone else, so suck it up people.

Now why are they saying Not-At-War?

There are a few options - It could be (but it's not) a simple statement of fact - We're not at war with ISIS, we're at war with ISLAM or ISIL - which are not necessarily the exact same thing.   We all know that's not what he meant thought.

It could be that he means we haven't made an official declaration of war - which is sort of true, but also just a dodge.

More likely he's saying we're not at war because the administration REALLY does not want to be in another war.   I don't think that's it either.  I think parts of the administration have been searching for another war for us to get into since we started pulling out of Iraq and Afghanistan. War is big business - much bigger than oil when you consider the banks gains for war profiteering.

He could be just toting the line (which seems likely) and Obama so tired of it all that he personally doesn't give a damn what his masters want anymore, he just wants to play golf.  Or it could have to do with his unending support of ISLAM.   If you look back over his various quotes, time and time again he has supported Islam going so far as to say (in two separate instances) that:

“Islam has always been part of America”
and
“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

Both of which are patently false, although the second is much closer to the truth than the first.  There is a significant part of the populace that are not Christians, but that group is out numbered by Christians and those who don't profess any religious preference.  

It's his undying oft repeated support of Islam and his off repeated claim that America is the problem, that I think is at the heart of it.  He doesn't want to be at war with islam because he supports and believes in islam.  Until recently I mostly discounted the accusations that he was an Islamist but it's become so difficult to support that position that I have abandoned it.  Originally I thought it was just his desire to "Transform" America into is Alinskyist  vision that he was just using Islam as a wedge, and I suppose that might still be true, but I no longer believe it. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just a thought

In light of the stern and forceful stance, of the present administration, to external threats (non-preceived). And tomorrow being the anniversary of the beginning of the "war on terror"  that we've been told is all but done, except no one told the terrorist.  And the assorted claims by the JV team in Iraq.   I thought I might offer a suggestion to folks living/working in Manhattan - it might be a good day for a vacation in the countryside.

Because - event though it's not a day we celebrate, it is a day the Islamic world does celebrate - usually by blowing up something that doesn't belong to them.

Be careful - and Don't Forget.


Free speech under attack by "a symbol and embodiment of that ideal"

You know what - I'm just going to let Ken over at Popehat explain it.  He does so with his usually eloquent yet direct style.  It's a master work of fisking.  

Nice job Mr. White!

Yet, how could we expect any less from that Bastion of liberal fascism.

The University is, today, a symbol and embodiment of thought control, authoritarian over site, indoctrination, and a good way to fleece kids of their future income.  Beyond that - you might get laid but it may very well land you in prison because any sort of sex on campus, that doesn't involve signed and witnessed consent for each separate activity, has become rape.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

I think he said layoffs

My first thought after reading this:

Justice Department lawyers working on the case informed him on a Friday call that Lerner’s emails may be on the federal government’s own backup system, but that it would be “too onerous” to recover them.
was: Okay - then there's no point in doing backups.  Which means there's no point in keeping the people who do the backups, or manage the emails, or - well the entire IT department for that matter.   If they can't keep the emails from disappearing the this age of RAID arrays, distributed databases, and cloud backups, then they serve no useful purpose. 

Fire the whole bunch.

But an IRS with no database - how would they keep track of who owe's what?   Eh.  Fire all of them too, but Lois and company need to see the inside of prison and I don't mean the kind with golf courses.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trick questions.

Taryn over at Glamor the single life (h/t Maggie's Farm) Has a video about things girls say to test guys.   She then proceeds to tell men how they should respond. Unsurprisingly, every response is a guarantee that this behavior will continue.  So, I recommend you start immediate NEGATIVE reinforcement.  Put and end to this self sabotaging behavior.

She says: Seriously you don't have to get me anything.  
Correct response:  Fantastic! I was saving up, but now I can get the latest Call of Duty!

She says: So... Do you notice anything different about me?
Correct response:  Yes, you have less money because you spent it trying trying to make yourself feel better.

She says:  Do you think she's pretty?
Correct response:  Hell yes!  Thanks for pointing her out, you just made my day!

She says: Do I look fat in these jeans?
Correct response:  I'm not sure take them off so I have a reference point.

She says: Are you listening to me?
Correct response: ......... silence ......    - unless, you actually were listening, in which case:
Correct response: Not any more.

Girls... here's a thought - try saying what you actually mean, and don't ask questions when you either:
A. Know the answer already.
or
B. Don't want an answer.


EQUALITY  that's my motto.