Saturday, January 28, 2023


 Gerard Vanderleun was the author of American Digest and sadly he stepped into the clearing at the end of the path last night. He thought long and deeply about many things and then wrote about them brilliantly. I ran across this post of his a couple of days ago and it both perked me up and left me sad at how far our part of the world has fallen:

It captured, I think, the essence of the man. Please do give it a read. If you never read American Digest, head over and spend a few hours.

Friday, January 20, 2023


It stopped. The ringing in my ears which has bothered me for the last few weeks has gone away. Quiet is almost totally quiet again.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023


 I sense that more than a few of the almost aware look at all the money and weapons we are pouring into Ukraine as somehow contributing to the defense of the West. It's an interesting view of what has been going on now since 1990; the endless draining away of Western military capabilities around the world. Every tank or fighting vehicle or missile sent to Ukraine was taken from the military stores of the countries doing the giving and there is NO PRODUCTION LINE replacing any of it. Hundreds of thousands of artillery shells and millions of rounds of small arms ammunition are gone and there is no replacement for any of it because at the top, in essence, nobody really believes that Russia will attack them. All those thousands of Javelin missiles that are gone? There is no replacement tooling up to replace them quickly. We got an insight into how long helicopters and fighters will last on a modern battlefield. There is no plan to make quantity a bigger part of military procurement and some countries deem themselves well armed if they have 18 4th or 5th generation jets. This is a real look under the procurement hood weapons replacement.

The UK could not begin to pull off another rescue of the Falklands if any devious Latin American country decided to take up residence there. It is of course not simply due to the lack of means but more to the lack of national Will. There is no-will-to-power anywhere in the West now beyond political power. 

What we do see is that irredentism is once again a force that stalks the world and leaves ruin in its wake. Russia claims to have acted in Ukraine in retaliation/response to the crimes being committed by Ukraine's government and Army against people of Russian descent living in the Ukraine. The history of what brought them there is one that should be examined very closely by the policy makers, but isn't. The same irredentism populated the Baltic Republics with large Russian ethnic minorities as a deliberate act by Stalin and the USSR. 

Irredentism, a word so foreign to us these days that every time I type it I get spellchecked by my writing program, is not new. It was what Adolph claimed when he claimed the Sudatenland for Germany and demanded that the world give way to German's sway over ethnic Germans held captive in other countries. It was a lesson the East learned very damned well and you saw every single eastern European country save E. Germany kick out every single German they could find. There are no large ethnic residue populations of Germans anywhere east of Germany's frontier. They were all driven out at the end of WWII.

It's interesting to speculate what the world will look like a in a hundred years time. Will the Europeans vanish altogether or will their current refugee populations prove to be as fleeting as the African populations in Arabia after centuries of bringing African slaves to the Middle East. And no, you will look perhaps but you won't find.

Monday, January 16, 2023


 The up and coming political floaters have learned a valuable lesson from Biden and President Trump but the most important ones comes from Hillary Clinton and her legion of the damned who learned early and often that the “safest” way for criminals to store classified material was electronic copies only. Yep, they can simply hit delete, use a magnetron and hammer with gusto and their classified residue of criminal activity vanishes like it was never there. Of course what they know about internet security could be chiseled on a pinhead so all that classified TOP SECRET SCI material is in China, Russia and Ukraine before you can turn around.

Saturday, January 14, 2023


 I finally got a twitter account after Musk took it over and promptly gutted it. This is one of the reasons why: What the real science says about cooking with gas. Read it however you like, it is like all real science a damning indictment of the liberal all fascist minds of the left and their artifact storm troopers.

Friday, January 13, 2023


 The fake Attorney General was forced by his own traitorous hand to assign a special counsel to investigate the Top Secret Code Word documents found in Biden's garage in Delaware and in his fake front office that he used as a rep for the communist party of China and the nazi tycoons running Ukraine. The thing that bothers me about this is how, just as with Hillary, there is literally nothing to investigate. Any person found with classified national security documents clearly marked with national security classifications such as Top Secret is guilty of violating the law. There is one sole exception to this law and rule and that is any president found with such documents can claim that they were all declassified by the one man in American who can declassify any national security classification by simply saying so. That's not a Constitutional power that former Vice Presidents or Secretary of States have at their disposal.

I know this is so based on careful application of the law three times as Communications Security Officer and multiple times serving as Top Secret Control Officer. There really is no wriggle room for violating the laws on national security and thus no reason to appoint a special favored crony of the AG to investigate Biden and a hated enemy of President Trump to investigate him. 

As the others have said, where are the FBI ripping into Biden's various homes, offices and garages and storage sheds and maybe his son's houses and storage sheds and garages?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023


 I peruse the Daily Mail every day looking to see what kind of news escapes the ravening savage not-necessarily-the-news and today my heart lifted for a brief moment.  One of my favorite eateries,  In-N-Out is expanding east out of California and even beyond Texas. What gives me room for hope despite what it says in the news article is the map appended with the story.

As we word wranglers like to say, BEHOLD

You and I know that the red state shown on the right side of country is not Tennessee. Perhaps the highly educated Californians running the company can be persuaded to actually build out some franchises on the North Coast of the United States in and around MetroparkCentralis.

Sunday, January 8, 2023


 I think 90% of the funding and materials we simply gave to Zelensky and the rest of the ruling thieves in Ukraine has been poured back into democrats pockets as bribes. The rest stuck to their fingers.

I used to feel pity for supply/finance officers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan who had to find some way to properly document that they simply palletized billions of dollars in cash and gave it to warlords, politicians, rapists, child molesters and had to know that someday many years later some Congresscritter was going to demand to know what they really did with it all because God knows, America has literally nothing to show for a Trillion dollar bribe scam and fest.

Saturday, January 7, 2023


 The capitol police arrested the mother of murdered American patriot Ashli Babbitt and the slime, after 15 votes, rose to the top of the lower House and Chief terrorist negotiator McCarthy is finally elected Speaker.

What a pity.

Friday, January 6, 2023




 I see from a news report in a paper just slightly less reliable for news than the New York Times that the United States and Germany have agreed and decided to hand Ukraine a whole bunch of Infantry Fighting Vehicles. I don't know about the Mardar system but I do know that the Bradley's reliably destroyed every form of Russian tank on the Iraqi battlefields in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I don't just mean with the TOW missiles but also with the gun system. As I read in the article the fools in charge in the West were reluctant to furnish the Ukraine tanks fearing that Russia/Putin would see that as an escalation. I would suggest that they are way to stupid to be running anything more complex than tricycle.

You can read it for yourself.

"Joe Biden and his German counterpart Olaf Scholz have agreed to send infantry fighting vehicles to help Ukraine fight Russia, a day after France said it would supply its own armoured vehicles to Kyiv in an attempt to create a breakthrough in the 10-month war.

The joint announcement followed a phone call between Biden and Scholz and amounts to a step change in western military support for Ukraine, which has asked for up to 700 armoured vehicles to help force the Russians out.

“The United States intends to supply Ukraine with Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, and Germany intends to provide Ukraine with Marder infantry fighting vehicles,” the White House said in a statement on Thursday.

Ukraine has repeatedly said it needs 600 to 700 infantry fighting vehicles plus 300 tanks from from the west in order to give its military a chance of breaking through the increasingly fortified Russian positions along the frontline.

Until now, however, the US and Germany have been wary of supplying Ukraine with Nato-standard armour, because they feared it would be interpreted by Russia as escalatory. But the decision to supply western armoured vehicles is significant, even if both countries stopped short of sending tanks.

Germany will also supply Ukraine with a Patriot air defence system, in addition to one promised by the US last month, the White House added. Both countries will train the Ukrainian military on the Marders and Bradleys, although it it was not immediately clear how many of each would be supplied.

Scholz’s deputy spoke up in support. “This is a good decision,” said Robert Habeck, the German vice-chancellor and economy minister, whose department has to green-light weapons exports.

“Since the start of the war we have continuously expanded our support in coordination with our partners. It is only logical that we also take this step.

“Ukraine has the right to defend itself against the Russian attack, and we have the duty to help her.”

France said on Wednesday it was upping its military aid to Kyiv by supplying an unspecified number of AMX-10 RC light armoured vehicles capable, experts said, of scouting roles and supporting main battle tanks. Hours later Biden hinted the US was considering following with the Bradleys.

Earlier on Thursday, senior German ministers indicated their country’s position was also evolving rapidly. Habeck, on a visit to the Norwegian capital, Oslo, said Germany’s position had never been “static” and that it would be influenced by France and the US’s willingness “to deliver lighter tanks”.

The German foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, made similar comments. “I have pointed out time and time again we work with our partners to see what kind of military support is required by Ukraine,” she said after a meeting with her British counterpart, James Cleverly, in London. Cleverly himself said tanks “might well be” part of the next phase of weapons transfers.

On Wednesday night, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said Paris’s decision sent “a clear signal to all our other partners: there is no rational reason why Ukraine has not yet been supplied with western-type tanks”."

I see that the Economic Minister and the Foreign Minister found this to be an excellent idea. I kind of wonder what the various Political/Military Advisors at the various staffs in Europe and Washington thought about this insane idea for widening the war.

I remember reading about the pirate submarines in the Spanish Civil War that were attacking ships heading in to Spanish ports to offload cargoes of weapons and men. Will we see their descendants in the Altantic and the Med? It makes me wonder. There is also no reason to believe that Russian hypersonic missiles won't soon be hitting "training bases" in Germany where this training is going to happen.

I don't know what form the destructor takes but everything I've read about Russian history tells me they’re tenacious and never more so than when the odds are stacked against them. When talking about IFVs going to Ukraine I wonder where the manpower is coming from. I see the media is filled with cheerful reports of thousands of dead Russians but I seldom/never see anything about the state of the Ukrainian forces and history tells me that those who tangle with the Russians generally end up stacked as corpses.

At some point the Russians are going to wake up to the alarms that people have been bleating about for decades and they're going to eliminate every single phone from the ranks because with even decades old RF location technology (never mind the NSA) finding and targeting a mass of obviously Russian cell phones to a single geo location is an invitation for full HIMARS battery attack.  One has to remember that the Russians take time to learn to fight again and unlike our forces they haven't fought anything like a peer since The Great Patriotic War. They didn't do well to start with in Finland nor so well in Poland and yes the German panzer armies creamed them during Barbarossa but then they came back and pulled a Kursk.

I'm afraid that the military Chiefs of Staff pissed away any chance for making any meaningful input in the decision making process long ago and to be honest it isn't just that the ones today are incompetent boobs, its that their predecessors since Obama have been boobs and witless buffoons and nobody takes any of them seriously anymore, especially after the debacle in Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. They are out of touch, deeply incompetent and too damned stupid and ignorant to know it.

Which is all a great pity since it means that everyone who could or would practice restraint is retired, buried or to junior to overcome the mass of idiocy that runs our military at just about every level above 2 stars.

Me? As I said, waiting for the 'pirate submarines' and for Russia to establish a full Naval Blockade of the Baltic ports supplying NATO and full out embargo any cargoes in or out of Ukraine through the Black Sea.

Tuesday, January 3, 2023


 It was an interesting sort of politics day as the new majority party desperately tried to elect the minority leader to take over as the Speaker of the House and ran into a few bumps in the road which might be better described as republicans-with-intent. As I think about it, the very last person on earth to lead the new majority in the House would be the former minority leader since he has been steeped in compromise after compromise for so many years that it it impossible to see such a man unravel his past behavior and go forward confidently into the Light of the New Damned Day. We really don't want or need an oleaginous swamp creature that is firmly routed in the muck and mire of the Dismal City to be the Speaker of the House after the disasterous Pelosi.

I still get a kick out of that word but I can't remember if was from the autobiography of RADM Dan Gallery, DDLM or from the biography of Arleigh Burke who used it to describe the Chief of Naval Operations Louis Denfeld. On the other hand, Denfeld replaced Nimitz and that was probably an impossible act to follow.