Sunday, January 31, 2016


The Onion used to amuse me and then it went into remission and turned into SNL for awhile. Well, now they're back.
HUMBOLDT, IA—After making sure to douse every home, farm, and business located in the municipality with gasoline, retreating Clinton campaign staffers reportedly set the central Iowa town of Humboldt ablaze Friday to stem the advance of Bernie Sanders volunteers. “Once we received word the Sanders campaign had begun canvassing in nearby Fort Dodge, we only had a matter of hours to burn everything to the ground,” said communications director Jennifer Palmieri, who tossed a lit torch through the window of the town’s hardware store before rushing over to help a group of Hillary for America workers erect a roadblock made of dead livestock to prevent all entrance to and exit from the city. 
Remember when everyone knew that Clinton was going to win in a runaway from the hopelessly dazed and confused commie Sanders? Those days are OVER.

Saturday, January 30, 2016


It only takes a minute and you'll laugh, so try it.  H/t Ace.


Too good. H/t Theo.

Friday, January 29, 2016


The idiots are charged by the FBI. It was a Great Victory (see sidebar on the right)
All of the named defendants face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 372.


Ever wonder what would have happened if Sparta hadn't shown up at Thermopylae prepared to fight to the death? Or wonder what would have happened if Athens had refused to throw down with Xerxes and fight to keep Persia out of Europe? Did you ever wonder what would happen if the Greeks decided that the EU wasn't worth fighting for? If say, when called upon to fight for the EU, Greece decided to send their bankers rather than Hoplites to fight the invader.

Persian vs Hoplite


Something to look forward to at the end of the day.


Every news story I looked at has a photo of the same blameless house.

In the interest of justice and public safety, shouldn't the photos accompanying this massive criminal conspiracy and hoax be of the women who made up and published this evil lie? I think so.

This house agrees

Thursday, January 28, 2016


As I saw this cartoon yesterday I wondered why it resonated as it did in my mind. Today I remember.

The year was 2001 and it was the day after the attack on 9/11 when someone moved through my command and handed a very select few a sticker for their employee badges that stated that they were essential personnel. These were the elite who could be admitted in the event of a potential catastrophe. I was not one of the select few, which mattered to me not a jot.

A couple of days later an institution at SPAWAR that had long ago ended any useful legitimate purpose was reborn and the Y2K War Room was resurrected as the SPAWARSYSCOM Command Center and your humble scribe was duly hunted down by the elite and made one of the two SPAWARSYSCOM Command Duty Officers. It would be my humble task to do many horrible things to people from 2300 until 0800 every night from now until the end of the War on Terror.

Naturally, this was not punishment enough. I reported for my first night of duty without bothering to go home and even worked in my own space for awhile the next morning before heading home to Solana Beach where I lived. Late that night your happy, go-lucky scribe attempted to report for the midwatch and presented himself at the main/only open gate to the Old Town Campus where I was barred from entry by the guards because, wait for it..... I did not have a little sticker on my badge that declared me to be "essential."

I'm pretty sure that if I'd been in my right mind and thought it important to pay attention to stupid things like that I would simply have nodded my head in agreement, turned my car around and headed to the bars in Del Mar home to bed. 'That's what they want, that's what they get.' Of course, all my life, after making it a habit to learn the rules, I rarely ever played by them. Besides, I was supposed to be an adult now and wasn't I one of perhaps six people working at Old Town Campus wearing one of these things above my right pocket? I was.
The guards and I discussed it and we all decided that, just for a little while, I could be essential too.


Everybody remembers the pioneers.
The Lament for Icarus

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


I can imagine whole schools of them slowly, endlessly, patiently, circling the White House and Congress waiting for the moment...

We'd need a somewhat more vigorous shark to get the right effect there, at the end.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


I couldn't help it. Ashe Snow, columnist at the Washington Examiner, writes,

"How will Trump handle a hostile press if he is president? We know the press will be more harsh toward a Republican president, and that the press is especially hostile toward Trump, so will he just shut them out? And does Megyn Kelly, on a right-leaning network, really need to be public enemy number one to the Trump campaign?"

I don't know, maybe just like Bill Clinton handled Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office?


A criminal steeped in hatred for America and a communist steeped in hatred for the free market are vying for the stupidest people in America, nay, the world! to vote for them. In an effort to provide balance and since I just blogged about Hillary, here is one for the unwashed left.



The sphere is abuzz today wondering how Hillary and her Chief of Staff and girl Friday managed to send top secret information from classified stand-alone information networks to Hillary's unclassified email on her own private bathroom server. One man familiar with how JWICS and SIPRNET work, discussed how those information systems are maintained and posits that hard copy was used as the intermediate medium but I have a different idea.

The information on the screen of a SIPRNET or JWICS computer was simply photographed by one of Hillary's 3 primary criminal counterparts (Mills, Abedin or whossname) using a regular cell phone with a camera and a textgrabber application that automatically converts photo text into editable digital text and then, after all the TOP SECRET NOFORN//SCI CODEWORD was cropped off the tops and bottoms and the paragraph markings (TS/SCI) etc, were edited out, the text was emailed to Hillary's private server.

So, the questions of the day are:

1. FBI, you have the emails that were sent to Hillary's server and so you know who sent them. WHO SENT THEM? Why aren't we reading all their names in the press as subjects of an ongoing investigation into a massive breach of national security?

2. FBI, you have the names of the people who transmitted TOP SECRET information. Have you demanded access to all of their information systems, cell phones, computers, iPads, laptops, etc and run you little probes over their surfaces beagling out all TOP SECRET, SCI, SAP, SECRET etc references?

3. FBI, if not, why not? Just how massively corrupt and blind do you have to be to not follow up on all the people who were emailing Hillary TOP SECRET information over the regular unencrypted internet?


As I continue to see decades of poorly thought out, ignorant, and just plain stupid and counterproductive government advice from previous decades being tossed because it does not pass the smell test, I came across the latest government study results on babysitting.

Monday, January 25, 2016



I saw a quick blurb on Sunday that hinted that the President of Oberlin had shown some of the fortitude we used to expect from men in his position but it seems like our hopes were dashed since he really means to give in to the bigots after drawing out the groveling to the maximum extent possible consistent with failing to deliver any kind of education. Quelle surprise. The most profoundly racist bigots in North America have penned a manifesto with certain demands.
We as a College-defined "high risk," "low income," "disadvantaged" community should not have to carry the burden of deconstructing the white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist system that we took no part in creating, yet is so deeply embedded in the soil upon which this institution was built.
If you bother to read their selfish and greedy screed, you can't  help but be struck by how Oberlin has managed to both attract and miseducate an entire class of people that you wouldn't want to work with, work for, or hire. They are the dimmest of the dim and call to mind a previous era of unrealized graft, corruption and soul-destroying idiocy where people sincerely thought they could 'organize' the fruit pickers and demand higher wages and better living quarters and yet remained insensible to the simple fact that as long as the border was open it would continue to draw endless hordes of people who would work for peanuts and live in hovels because it was still better than where they came from.

Poor downtrodden white supremacists of the patriarchy and stuff


A long time, a very long time ago as cats reckon time, I was born, in the dark, in a little town in Bavaria. I made my entrance, without drama, at 2305 and soon after, left Germany for the beaches before finishing up here in MetroParkCentralis. Since it was my day, we crossed the river and headed to our estate in the country. The journey was difficult and there were many obstacles on the way.

Crossing the mighty Chagrin River
We had a good time and, after a look around the local ville, we crossed the river again and headed home for a fine dinner at this place we know down the street.
Looking downriver over the falls in a town of that name
All in all, it was a great birthday.

Friday, January 22, 2016



TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

An interesting piece by William Butler Yeats which was inspired today by another picture at daily timewaster

Thursday, January 21, 2016


Hat toss to daily timewaster

As I thought about this while getting a cup of coffee it struck me that more than simply a funny gif that appeals to my sense of humor, this really is a metaphor for Islam in the 20th and 21st centuries. Think of all the islamic countries, places and societies that have decided to hop off the train and refuse civilization. All of them deciding they're not going to stay in the 21st century and leaping off that rascally train to the future.
So yeah, the gif is an excellent metaphor.

Blowups Happen


No Way. It's against the law to discriminate for any reason 

Girl in France in 1917 with Assault rifles!


The USN, in a bid to prove itself totally irrelevant, has just deployed an entire battle group propelled using only bio-diesel fuel. It's actually an unusually good price for fuel at $2.05/gal but, I strongly suspect that an update will show that someone misplaced a decimal point. In any event, I expect many more 'mechanical breakdowns' as high-end fuel injectors try, and fail, to inject french fries into diesel engines.

Every time I think that Mabus cannot be a bigger idiot, I am struck anew by his dogged persistence in setting the lowest possible bar for stupidity and pig-headedness. If the Army was run by an idiot of his calibre, it would implement an aggressive new strategy for cutting costs by fielding sepoy armies and bringing back the bow because--reusable unleaded ammo.

Nicely armed Marines Storm Ashore from Newest USN Amphibious Ship!

We can only hope that Mabus never sees this one or he'd surely throw $42 billion at Northrop Grumman and demand two of them to serve as "scouting platforms" for the fleet. For a few billion more, Northrop Grumman would endeavor to deliver a drone version.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Did you ever wonder how people with names seen in the press everyday react to the constant drumbeat launched by other, more famous people who share their name? Me neither.

We here at Defiant share the name with a movie of all things.


I have decided to boycott (can I say boy or should it be something more gender neutral?) the Oscars! If those useless drones in Hollywood aren't going to toe the PC line and throw themselves off the barricades in a mad passionate orgy of self-destruction, I'm not going to sit with them and quaff sparkling white California champagne wine while a bunch of people who used nothing but luck, good scripts, adequate direction and talent get the nomination for a petite statuette.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016


You have until February but the show starts in the morning. Here in MetroParkCentralis the skies just clouded over with the news of another celestial display.

Enjoy the show.


H/t Maggie's Farm.

Give the picture here a solid minute of reflection and wonder about the effects on us, as a society, if we all went armed like this. Would there really be hold-ups in stores? Muggings? Rapes? Would there be anybody stupid enough to play the Coward game of sucker punching people from behind?


I drove out to the FarmMetroPark to drop off something warm and came home in the deepening lake effect snow I've been hearing about but seldom see. It is really cold and snowy out there on this side of the solar system.

Monday, January 18, 2016


It turns out that there really is an education desert called Portland Community College. They have struck on a novel way of getting to the very core of what will actually enrich their student's lives and lead to greater success in their future. PCC has found one of the many keys that often lead to success but unlike their passionate devotion to slavishly reading and following every word of Alinsky, Orwell and Hitler, the young socialist pioneers of Portland are welded to the philosophy of deconstructing whiteness because, power, success, wealth, stuff.
The history of whiteness ​h​as largely been unexamined (Daniels 2014).
​​Whiteness is a socially and politically constructed behavior. It has a long history in European imperialism and epistemologies. Whiteness does not simply refer to skin color but an ideology based on beliefs, values, behaviors, habits and attitudes, which result in the unequal distribution of power and privilege based on skin color..... Whiteness is a state of consciousness, often invisible, shaping how white people view themselves and others and thus perpetuating ignorance throughout communities. Cultural racism is founded in the belief that "whiteness" is the universal...and allows one to think and speak as if Whiteness described and defined the world. The meaning of whiteness is historical and has shifted over time​.
Color me a cultural racist because I think the good people of Europe are rediscovering that the spearhead of monomaniacal fanatics from a very different culture, is detrimental to European cultures. Cultures are different and some are successful and others are the most dismal failures. You can easily scope out which one you prefer to live in by observing where people are moving to and away from.

The funny thing about Portland Community College, is that it has hit the nail precisely on the head. America was created, primarily, by people who were either expelled from Europe or who left in the hope of a brighter and better future in the new world, where they expected that hard work, personal accountability, and responsibility coupled with faith, or at least a sincere desire to make money, would leave them better off than those who remained behind stuck in the miserable broken down remnants of feudalism.

If PCC was really interested in improving student outcomes, they would study the beliefs, values, behaviors, habits and attitudes which result in the creation and retention of wealth, power and privilege and attempt to replicate them to the very best of their ability. I'll help them out with the syllabus. They could learn all about whiteness at aesop's fables.


A few words from Martin Luther:
Many have thought Christian faith to be an easy thing, and not a few have given it a place among the virtues. This they do because they have had no experience of it, and have never tasted what great virtue there is in faith. 
For it is impossible that any one should write well of it or well understand what is correctly written of it, unless he has at some time tasted the courage faith gives a man when trials oppress him. But he who has had even a faint taste of it can never write, speak, meditate or hear enough concerning it. For it is a living fountain springing up into life everlasting, as Christ calls it in John 4:14 For my part, although I have no wealth of faith to boast of and know how scant my store is, yet I hope that, driven about by great and various temptations, I have attained to a little faith, and that I can speak of it, if not more elegantly, certainly more to the point, than those literalists and all too subtile disputants have hitherto done, who have not even understood what they have written. 
That I may make the way easier for the unlearned — for only such do I serve — I set down first these two propositions concerning the liberty and the bondage of the spirit: A Christian man is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. 
A Christian man is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all. 
Although these two theses seem to contradict each other, yet, if they should be found to fit together they would serve our purpose beautifully. 
For they are both Paul’s own, who says, in 1 Corinthians 9:10, “Whereas I was free, I made myself the servant of all,” and, Romans 13:8, “Owe no man anything, but to love one another.” Now love by its very nature is ready to serve and to be subject to him who is loved. So Christ, although Lord of all, was made of a woman, made under the law, and hence was at the same time free and a servant, at the same time in the form of God and in the form of a servant.
I find it interesting that Martin Luther's words, written in Latin, transcribed in German and finally shown here in English, are more clearly understood by the people who still read them than are the words spoken by another man named Martin Luther less than lifetime ago. That may be part of it since we no longer measure a lifetime at 3 score and ten but leave it to be set by the whim of stone cold killers who walk the streets unchecked by any kind of christian morality.

It would be a mistake to consider what we have today as any kind of war on faith because an actual war requires both sides to show up to the contest and fight it out. I think it is a damned shame that the christian churches have mostly left the field and retired their faith, traditions and the word of God. As you look upon it today it is really hard to believe that men of faith once went to be burned at the stake encouraging each other on their way, "Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."

As christian faith has perished in the West, so I think has perished the notion that, "we can all just get along." As I watch from the heights it looks like the state of race relations has never been this dire at any time in the country's history. Even the surface is marred and battered and nobody at all delves into the actual depths below the surface to look at the roots of the matter because that is treated as a great crime that cannot be endured or forgiven and woe to the man or woman who attempts an honest conversation on the topic. Better to be Hugh Latimer or Master Ridley, for the end is the same even if the flames only wither and burn the reputation of the daredevil who attempted it.

It's really a shame that there is no shining city on a hill or peaceful village in the valley that one can point to and exclaim, there live and work blacks and other races in great peace and harmony where each treats his neighbor with respect and dignity. Perhaps some day, when people are judged by their character and nothing else, we will find a small village, maybe well off the highway, where all of the people are what we, in a better world, would have chosen to be, people who owe no man anything, but love one another.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


The two old communists swapped lies tonight.
The cut and thrust of the democratic party debate. Hillary scores another senseless victory over Bernie


Because it is snowing again here in MetroParkCentralis...

Del Mar Beach Camera

I lived for many years on that mesa and walked this beach almost every day.

Easton Beach Camera, Newport, Rhode Island

I used to live at the top of the hill in the background on Annandale Road while I was at school in Newport. I walked this beach most days or nights and would have a beer at the first bar in Middletown before heading back home. It was cold.

Bailey's Beach, Newport.

This was the first beach I lived on. Easton Beach is the beginning of Cliff Walk and this is the beach at the other end of the walk.

Saturday, January 16, 2016


That smug, heartless, b#stard Cruz apologizes for New York values comment. From the heart.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology and I am happy to apologize. I apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by liberal politicians in that state. 
I apologize to the hard working men and women of the state of  New York who’ve been denied jobs because Gov. Cuomo won’t allow fracking. I apologize to all the pro-life and pro-marriage and pro-Second Amendment New Yorkers who were told by Gov. Cuomo that they have no place in New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are. I apologize to all of the small businesses who’ve been driven out of New York City by crushing taxes and regulations. 
I apologize to all of the African-American children who Mayor de Blasio tried to throw out of their charter schools instead of providing a lifeline to the American dream. And I apologize to all the cops and the firefighters and 9/11 heroes who had no choice but to stand and turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio because Mayor de Blasio over and over again stands with the looters and criminals rather than the brave men and women of blue.
I'm not sure I want a leader who gives in to sullen liberal demands...

Friday, January 15, 2016


With the endless tales of woe bleeding from every key of my computer keyboard I am not at a loss for things to write about that I find distasteful and distressing. On the other hand, I don't want to be a chronicle of the endless stupidity and misery inflicted on us by the combined forces of ignorance and tyranny.

There are dozens of people who write fascinating diatribes about things that are executed competently by the enemies of civilization. I don't want to play Boswell to the ruiners. Besides, 662 draft posts is just ridiculous.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


The BBC has a great link with some awesome pictures of the frontier.

Adriatic Sea in moonlight

Fog on Mars



The landline here has rung four times in 30 minutes with robo-callers and telemarketers and I've had enough so I just nuked the phone. That was easy.


I see that the Air Force went and announced that they are going to open up their Remote Operated Drone program to enlisted pilots. Being the Air Force, they have decided to open up just one tiny, unarmed, sorta useless sliver of the vast drone armada to this splendid opportunity.

Some are concerned that enlisted 'pilots' for what are 100% autonomous flying drones that take off and even land themselves, won't have the necessary gravitas to 'fly' missions in combat. I admire the all-around vincible stupidity of the kind of people that are concerned about that.

After all, if push came to shove and it looked really dicey up there in no-man's land, the drone pilot could always look across the room and ask a real, honest-to-God, supervisory pilot-in-overall command to join the formation and take over. And that minor godling in human form could wrestle him or herself away from cup of coffee number 22 of the day and wander across the room and say,
"what's up, doc?"

You know what's funny? That there really are people who think it takes a piece of paper and being an officer and a gentleman to fly an airplane. That's funny.

The Air Force - the people who originated the concept of making things harder than they have to be.

   they do have really nice BOQs
   ...and nice golf courses
   ...and expeditionary swimming pools
   ...and an attitude towards customer service usually found only in prison guards.

Anybody can fly, if they're keeping their feet on the ground


One of the good guys in N7 came up with this design as Naval Coastal Warfare Forces were getting renamed and reorganized by Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. I laughed and told Eric it would never fly even though it pretty much captured the sentiments of all the people there at the time. I can only wonder at what changed when they were merged with Riverine Group ONE a couple of years after I left. The design seems so inappropriate now. It's broken.

I'm sure Eric is even more unhappy about the recent events involving Group ONE than I am.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


I daresay the admirals in Norfolk and Bahrain are asking today just who approved this and what kind of risk assessment was used when generating the Frago to transit two boats from Kuwait to Bahrain. I'm equally sure that they'll want to know who was providing the adult leadership.

Only Riverine boats and sailors could get so hopelessly lost and run out of gas in Command Boats
I know these boats have satellite radios. I know it because all of our boats have satellite radios. We've been continuously operating patrol boats in that area since 2001.

What I hate the most about this inept and stupidly executed plan is that it just made doing everything all that much harder because now every level of command has to convince the level above that it is not just complying with reasonable risk management strategy, it now has to go into infinite detail about how it has analyzed every possible risk to future missions and how each risk is mitigated or avoided by active staff planning.

I used to work with these people. In fact, I used to work with these people at every level of staff and command for over 20 years and I never heard a more succinct and astute analysis of the dimwittedness of some of them who struggle every day to "Make things harder than they have to be."*

So, congratulations you f@cksticks** at CTG56, you continued a horrible tradition by making things harder than they have to be. If I recall correctly, the last time we had anything like this happen it was the Commodore himself who ordered that all truck movements had to have dismounted road guides to make sure they didn't run over anything. Yes, you guessed it, that stupid insane policy continued right up until one of the truck drivers ran over his road guide with a 5 ton truck.

In addition to the now mandatory retraining and certification of all boat OICs, we'll see requirements heaped onto every task to ensure that they are now idiot proofed through the concentrated application of staff planning, paperwork and close personal oversight. You thought Operational Risk Management paperwork was a pain in the ass? You ain't seen nothing.

No, I won't be surprised if the after action report lays the blame at the feet of someone who thought miles and kilometers were the same thing and couldn't convert or even understand the difference between miles and kilometers.

*Said all the time by my predecessor at Operations in Group ONE as we began Operation Iraqi Freedom.
**Commonly used by CDR Joe G., the first N36 I worked with when establishing Task Group 56 for our guys in '96.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


It will go on and on and on but I'll be out with friends tonight. I'm just guessing but I'll bet he blames everything on:

a. Bush
b. Guns
c. Republicans
d. Partisan politics
e. Hillary


It's interesting to watch the media of Europe muzzle themselves and compare them to the dead press media in America. I had never thought, before the events of the New Year in Europe, that all of the world's 'respected' media were such slaves to their socialist ideology. They would all get along very nicely with the mad dogs of IMT. They discouraged talking too.

So successful was it that almost nobody remembers who IMT will be.


The thing I most despise about Clinton is not her evil nature, not her willingness to bayonet the wounded, not even her vicious morals, no. The thing I really loathe about her is her massive incompetence. She is incompetent at every single thing she does.

She graduated Yale Law School and failed the DC Bar Exam and then covered up about it for 30 years to friends and family. Incompetent.

She was a staff lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee during the Nixon impeachment and she was fired.
“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”
She was subpoenaed for the legal files she worked on at the law firm she haunted before moving to the White House and denied any knowledge of their whereabouts for years - until they mysteriously turned up in the Clinton Residence in the White House.
Federal and Congressional investigators have issued subpoenas for the documents since 1994, and the White House has said it did not have them. The originals disappeared from the Rose Law Firm, in which Mrs. Clinton was a partner, shortly before Mr. Clinton took office.
Only a fool could find any virtue in Clinton as either a Senator for the State of New York or as Secretary of State. Her bungling incompetence sprang full grown on a public jaded by her malperformance, dishonesty and lack of ethics when she personally "Overcharged" Russia's Foreign Minister. Watch the video below and weep for an America that might elect this incompetent fool President of the United States.

With the fool deciding to deliberately circumvent the law on government retention of government files and communications from before her first day in office as Secretary of State until long after she left, she maintained her own email servers with highly classified files on unsecure private servers and then she took the next extraordinary and stupid incompetent step. She had her people review every single one of those emails and purge all the ones she thought might point giant fingers of blame at her incompetence, malfeasance, treason and other high crimes and misdemeanors and sent the ones we see now back to the State Department to become part of the national historic record of her term in office. The idiots couldn't even manage to purge all the classified emails which surely must have been high on the list of things to be shredded and destroyed.

Those idiots are the ones that failed to redact all the incriminating email evidence and guilt, which they were paid to do.

As with the Rose Law files, all Hillary had to do was hire competent subordinates to purge the files and competently oversee them in that task. She did neither. In addition to being a dishonest, vindictive liar, she's incompetent and her people are incompetent.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Dear Angela Merkel, the whole reason that we spent the last 14 years waging war on islamic fanatics in Iraq and Afghanistan was so that we would not have to continue to fight them here in our country.

What part didn't you understand?

For instance, this isn't simply a picture of how things used to be in islam, it is a picture of how things are in islam; yesterday, today and tomorrow. It's why a female U.S. Air Force Squadron Commander cannot drive her car in Saudi Arabia or even ride in the front seat there.

Moderate Muslims Sell Girl Found Loose on Street in Europe

Sunday, January 10, 2016


Now this is my kind of remote viewing. I really do need to try harder to keep up. All kinds of things are happening in the cosmos even though we never get to see them here in MetroParkCentralis.

Who knew we were taking actual photographs of planets orbiting other suns?


Surprising numbers of otherwise almost intelligent people sometimes forget that civilization is only possible because civilized people have agreed to play by the rules. There are uncivilized people and what separates them from us is that they know only one rule. It is the law of the jungle. Might Makes Right.

It's important to understand that the terrorists recently arrived from muslim lands only know the law of the jungle. This girl doesn't believe it. You know another word for 'mostly harmless'?



The Governor of Texas has offered the idea of a National Convention to restore the Constitution and address the reigning insanity of judges and bureaucrats. Here are his modest proposals for that Convention:

I approve. I never saw how a Republic came to be ruled by five unelected rulers in a black robe.

OTOH, if we do hold a Constitutional Convention again there is little doubt that it will kill the 2nd Amendment and destroy the First Amendment. The people who run wild in this country today are nothing like the men who organized the tea party or fought at Bunker Hill. The modern radical is deeply steeped in stupidity and intolerance.

Saturday, January 9, 2016


The Navy is ordered to find new words to call sailors and the race is on! Let no man call me flatfooted in my efforts to hasten the day when we no longer use such archaic and outmoded terms as helmsman. There is the honor of the fleet at stake.

Helmsman            =     Shipjockey
Lee Helmsman     =     Spare
Seaman                 =     Swabbie
Fireman                =     Firestarter
Airman                 =     Zoomie
Construction man =    Tooljockey
Engine man          =    Dominator- I suppose one could be a Dominatrix
Legalman             =     Learned Counsel
Fire control man  =     Miss
Signalman            =     Flags
Yeoman               =     Whatever
Jack of the Dust  =      Jack or Jill

So many ratings have been merged over the last 30 years I don't know if there are any others.

Friday, January 8, 2016


I was struck by the dissonance. The commissioner of police says:

Obviously there is little or no regret when a police weapon is used to kill civilians.




What a waste of resources. They get to fight it out in court and when we lose the deal, fight some more and then pay 15 billion to a company in Canada because Obama was arbitrary, capricious, injudicious and crazy-mad.
TransCanada said Wednesday that it would seek $15 billion in damages over the Obama administration's decision to cancel the company's Keystone XL pipeline project.The company is taking the unusual step of suing through the North American Free Trade Agreement, calling the decision "arbitrary and unjustified."
Imagine, if we had just let the pipeline join the thousands of miles of other oil pipelines in America and pour oil into American refineries and then achieved total energy independence from the Middle East. Now, we're out the money in court costs and then we'll lose $15 billion that could have built another high school in the LAUSD, or purchased a half dozen more F35s, or hired an additional 40 civil rights attorneys to enforce Title IX everywhere, or we could have built a couple of bridges over the Kwai River.

But no. We let idiots get in the way of common sense and practicality. Won't we all be laughing our butts off in 10 years when we have to buy that crude oil on the spot market and transport it to America to be refined. They say opportunity only knocks once. They never said that if left unanswered it comes back with lawyers.

We know the ground truth that escaped all those woohooing gaia worriers. It was never a question about leaving the oil unburned in Canada. You and I know that one way or another that oil was going to be refined and burned and if not by us, then by someone else. The greens never see the lowest common denominator in an argument; probably because they are it. They are forever, like the Union Carbide of Bhopal, an entity that can always make things worse.


There is no place a man with a ladder cannot reach. Admittedly, most of them are in the down or falling direction.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


We have an exhibit in our local deadwildliferesort and it has an interesting example of a Tyrannus Tyrannus sitting on a fence pole looking wistfully off into the painted distance on the wall next to it. For all it's name, it seems to be relatively peaceful.

Eastern Kingbird
Evidently they're very tolerant little birds.