Monday, November 30, 2009
Police Officers Slain in Parkland, WA
Those of us who are, or were in the military, feel a special affinity to police officers. We're cut from similar pieces of cloth.
Here are several stories gleaned from the Seattle Times or Tacoma News Tribune:
Here's a running news blog of this heinous crime:
Apparently this guy was a repeat offender:
A short bio of the 4 officers:
Friday, November 27, 2009
Climategate: The Under-Reported Storm
This time however, one hacker may have done the world a favor. On 17 November, someone hacked into the server of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, UK. The material was posted on the internet about 2 days later causing an under-reported firestorm. Most American news agencies haven't been running this story...
...even though it's already posted on Wikipedia:
Apparently, data was suppressed that didn't fit the "hockey stick" model. That is, the rapid increase of global temperatures due to today's industrial activity.
Most sites are giving credit to the Telegraph UK for breaking this story:
Since then, Mark Steyn has rolled-in on this with several posts:
November 26th on the Hugh Hewitt Show:
Steyn, of course, isn't the only commentator raising the hue & cry.
Michelle Malkin joins the fight:
And of course, the man President Obama doesn't want us to listen to--Rush Limbaugh:
Of course the "warmmongers," as Steyn calls them, are claiming this is a smear campaign to derail the upcoming climate conference in Copenhagen.
But to most of us like-minded folks, this verifies what we've already suspected, that "global warming" is a ploy to:
a. Hamper the economies of developed nations and,
b. Regulate every aspect of a person's life.
But hopefully, the climatologists are right in one aspect. That the global temperatures ARE rising--for them.
The Ft Hood Shooting: A Case of Terminal PC
As I mentioned in a previous post, the shooting at Ft Hood, tragically, illustrates our concern.
Mark Steyn makes several good points on how PC allowed Maj Hasan to murder his fellow soldiers, despite all the red flags he was blatantly waving:
In a previous article Mark commented that if this took place during the Cold War and Hasan expressed empathy towards the USSR or Communist China, an investigation would have opened up right away on Hasan.
My how times have changed...
Thursday, November 26, 2009
(Image by Norman Rockwell)
Mark Steyn shares his views on what we Americans have to be thankful for:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The "Problem" with Palin?
Seriously, what makes Sarah Palin so popular among conservatives is that her ideas and attitudes resonate with us commoners--unlike the bi-coastal, liberal elites, who look down their noses at the masses.
Newsweek's issue hit the stands earlier this week, and Palin, in her usual fiesty style, fired back:
Also this week, Palin kicked-off her tour for her book Going Rogue.
I don't remember any book causing such a furor, where opponents take out all the stops BEFORE the book is even published!
Apparently AP News assigned 11 fact checkers to comb through Palin's debut memoir:
Not to mention the anti-Rogue book, Going Rouge:
No matter what Sarah Palin does, "Palin Derangement Syndrome" will reach epidemic proportions among liberals.
Will, she run for president in 2012? Who knows.
But as I've told my friends, any woman who runs marathons and is a lifetime member of the NRA is my kind of gal!
Monday, November 16, 2009
The Obama Apology Tour in Pictures
After the uproar over bowing to the Saudi king, you'd think Obama and his handlers would have learned.
But no, Obama continues to use weak body language while meeting with some of the world's leaders, this time to the Japanese emperor.
Legal Big-Top at the Big Apple
The Wall Street Journal rolled-in on this foolish (and politically motivated) decision:
Former NYC Mayor Rudi Giuliani also rolled in on this:
Comrade Karla had this to say:
This will go down as one of the great ill-advised moves in history. And for the record, I predicted this would happen if the Dems got in power. Fundamentally this should not be a politicized issue, but it's been clear since 9/11 that a goodly chunk of the body politic doesn't get the war thing.
And I put in my $0.02:
And "...the war thing..," is: Our enemies believe they are at war with us. So our opinions as to wether we are at war with them or not, doesn't matter. In a war, captured enemies are held prisoner until the war is over. As for war crimes, we didn't even need the '06 Military Commissions Act--the precedence was set at the Nuremburg Trials. This will be a complete and total circus.
In Less than Two Generations, We Went from This...
(The Patton Speech Scene was taken down due to copyright issues)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
"Terrorism" not Found in PC Dictionary
Really? Seems pretty comprehensible to me.
1. Contacted Anwar al-Awlaki, a spiritual advisor for Al-Qaeda, MULTIPLE TIMES.
2. Made anti-American and pro-jihadi comments both in front of coworkers and on-line.
Rather than drone on, I'll let Michelle Malkin roll-in with some of the details:
David Horowitz, of Newsreal, sums it up well--that even at a memorial service for the fallen, our the President of the United States is unable to utter the words "Islamic terrorism":
Memorial Service for 7 Ft Lewis Soldiers
Vice President Joe Biden presided over the memorial service of 7 Ft Lewis soldiers killed in Afghanistan:
Happy Veterans Day!
Monday, November 9, 2009
"Tear Down This Wall!"
The Berlin Wall, a barrier constructed, not as a bastion against foreign invasion, but to keep the citizens of East Berlin from escaping, fell 20 years ago today.
A few weeks ago Mark Steyn called this the greatest mass-liberation in mankind's history.
And yet, when it comes to discussing true freedom, like the dissidents in Iran a few months ago, our president is silent.
Steyn's homage to the one president who help bring about the collapse of the Berlin Wall:
Reagan's Berlin Wall Speech:
The Al Qaeda--Ft Hood Connection
Apparently there IS a connection between Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood shooter, and Al-Qaeda.
“As great a tragedy as this was, it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well,” the Army Chief of Staff also said Sunday."
Yes...nevermind 12 KIA and 30 WIA. It'd really be sad if our "diversity" got harmed. They must really brainwash these guys nowadays.
If this weren't enough Victor Davis Hanson gives us a glimpse of the next 3 years:
Saturday, November 7, 2009
USS New York Commissioned Today!
The USS New York's Official Website:
Ship's motto: Never Forget.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Shooting at Ft Hood
Details are still emerging, but as of now 13 soldiers are dead, 28 wounded while Maj Hasan was wounded (initially thought to have been killed) when confronted by Officer Munley.
Some of the shooter's backstory:
As usual the mainstream media (MSM) continues to ponder the "alleged shooter's" motives.
Someone advocating that his fellow Muslims "resist aggression" + selecting a deployment outprocessing center as his target = a rather clear motive to me.
Terrorism is an act of politically motivated violence. It appears Major Hasan's views against our operations in Iraq and Afghanistan were well-known. Opening fire inside a center processing soldiers for deployment would be a prime location to "make a statement."
Federal law enforcement agencies have yet to call this an act of terrorism because they view such acts with a narrow focus. That is, for them to consider an incident to be a terrorist act, the perpetrator(s) have to be members of a terrorist group. They don't consider what Mark Steyn calls "Sudden Jihad Syndrome."
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Prelude of Things to Come?
This may be a flash-in-the-pan, or a foreshadowing of the 2010 election.
Either way, unlike the Tea Parties and other grassroots protests against the Obama Administration's plans, this is a clear, politcal shot across the bow.