Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Resignation and Legacy of Eric Holder

(Image by Lisa Benson)

Last week, Eric Holder announced his resignation.

Good riddance.

I won't prattle on about Holder being the worst attorney general in our lifetime (ever?). Instead I'll end this post with an image that sums up Holder's legacy quite nicely:

(Image by Bob Gorrell)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Woman Beheaded in OK--"Nothing to Do With Islam"

(Image by Ken Catalino)
While the US and a handful of allies have been dropping bombs and firing-off Tomahawk missiles at ISIS locales; this past Friday, saw an outbreak of "workplace violence" when a woman in Moore, OK, was beheaded by her former coworker

Another woman was stabbed, and the suspect, who was shot by the plant manager, was interviewed by police the following day

While the FBI is "trying to determine the motive," the usual hue & cry has erupted from the multiculti crowd bleating that the homegrown beheading has nothing to do with Islam

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Strategic Goal Against ISIS vs Likely Outcome

(Image by Ken Catalino)
Mr. Catalino's cartoon shown above is what I'd like to see happen to the ISIS head hackers.

However, with a president and secretary of state tap dancing around the ISIS issue, I'm afraid the outcome will look more like this:

(Image by Michael Ramirez)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Out of Step Strategy

(Image by Ken Catalino)
While Congress approved Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS, we're still a ways off at presenting a unified front against the current batch of head hackers.
(Image by Bob Gorrell)
Meanwhile, on the Overseas Contingency Operation Homefront, ISIS is urging "lone wolves" to target US soldiers
This of course, is possible because we're letting in the wrong refugees

The Clinton Commonality

(Image by Gary Varvel)
Remember Hillary's outrageous "we were dead broke after leaving the White House" comment?

Well apparently, the woman non-FOX News newsrooms everywhere want to see as our next Dearest Leader, has a lot in common with many of her poor little rich Liberal pals.

None of these people have anything in common with the common folks.

Friday, September 19, 2014

England/Scotland Split Averted--For Now

(Image by Chip Bok)
Earlier today 55% of Scotsmen & lasses voted to remain part of the United Kingdom.

So Britain is still Great, but for how much longer?

Maybe not much longer, especially since political upheaval after the Scottish vote.

Other commentators, like The Diplomad and Mark Steyn also have a pessimistic outlook for the continuation of a United Kingdom.

Despite my deep Celtophile feelings, I'm glad the United Kingdom is still united, despite the troubles that may lay ahead.  America needs allies in a world that's becoming increasingly unstable.  Great Britain has been our closest ally for nearly three generations.  A fractured UK could be a crippling blow to our foreign and military affairs efforts.

Provided that is, we don't cripple our own efforts first. 

Because here, on this side of the Atlantic, Obama's "Iraqization" of America is still going great guns--and will be for the next two years...

(Image by Chip Bok)

Head Hackers in the Land Down Under

(Image by Michael Ramirez)
ISIS isn't just a regional threat, especially when hundreds of jihadis hold western passports.  Sixty, or more, are even citizens of the Land Down Under.

Early yesterday, Australian law enforcement agencies conducted raids against extremists planning to conduct random killings--by beheadings--against random citizens

So far, 15 have been arrested.

This story generated a few short comments among my friends:

I suspect this will happen here [in the US] soon enough...

When confronted, Jeh Johnson (DHS secretary) went “oh, yeah, well maybe that happened or something” after initially claiming that he wasn’t aware of anything like that.
We are so screwed.
 Pretty certain we'll be seeing this in our homeland soon enough. Just hope we're able to get (and keep) ahead of it.
If we are allowed to.  When senior DHS “leadership” seem bent on ignoring the problem, one has to wonder.
One wonders indeed, especially when leadership experience is limited to community organizing.
(Image by Gary Varvel)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Obama's Difficulty with the "W" Word

(Image by Gary Varvel)
Our Dear Leader has a problem with the "W" Word.

No, not "W" as in "Dubya," Former President Bush the Younger.  "Bush" rolls off Obama's tongue readily enough, when it comes to blaming someone for the current sad state of affairs.

I'm talking about the "Big W," as in "war."  Obama thinks it's best not to mention it, as if ignoring it will make it go away.

Best to put boots on the ground in Liberia to combat Ebola

(Image by Lisa Benson)

As a result of not facing up to the reality ISIS, our military given an impossible mission, especially since willing allies are hard to find

Not acting decisively will certainly prolong the Overseas Contingency Operation Against Terrorism.

(Image by Steve Breen)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Madam President's Profile?

(Image by Bob Gorrell)
I've had minimal contact through the internet again for the past five days, but I've noticed Team Obama is still spinning its wheels over ISIS, and immigration reform has been conveniently postponed until after the November Elections. 

The elections will be the beginning of the midpoint of Obama's Second Term. 

Hillary Clinton's Maybe-I-Am/Maybe-I'm-Not Running in 2016 has already taken off in Iowa.

(Image by Steve Breen)

What kind of President will Hillary make?

If the past is any indication, we may be looking at (another) profile in failure.

(Image by Ken Catalino)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Iraq Not-Quite-A-War III?

(Image by Nate Beeler)
A few days ago, Our Dear Leader gave a speech promising a sustained effort to rout the ISIS militants.

I didn't watch the speech and for the past couple of days, I haven't been on-line long enough to read and comment about it.  I figured if Obama had said anything worthwhile, like "...we shall fight on the beaches..." I would have caught it during my cursory glances.

From what I'm reading now, the ISIS Speech seems like a typical PC-laden snoozer.

Although, Comrade Karla is hopping made about about this NYT tidbit:

I was upset when I read this line:  "Unlike Mr. Bush in the Iraq war, Mr. Obama has sought to surround the United States with partners."
WTF?!?!?!  Bush 41 had 80+ partners in the war.  Bush 43 had something like two dozen commit ground forces.  Obama has Saudi, UAE...and some crickets.
This is the sort of horribly biased reporting that drives me nuts.

Yeah, it drives me nuts too Comrade.  I've had personal dealings with folks who believe the Big Lie 'bout Cowboy Dubya "goin' alone" in Iraq.

(Image by Glenn Foden)
Obama might not believe ISIS is Islamic, but Greg Gutfeld reminds us what the "I" in ISIS stands for.

Finally, it's easy to be cynical about this, since we've Obama's been lying about the situation in Iraq for years, while most, if not all, us like-minded folks saw Iraq imploding once we pulled out en mass.

(Image by Steve Kelley)