Our military wins whenever it isn’t forced to quit by our civilian government. But it isn’t precisely “efficient”, and has the same amount of politics, stupidity, and shortsightedness as the rest of the world. When lives are on the line, that can be deadly.
WASHINGTON — Military leaders knew the dangers posed by roadside bombs before the start of the Iraq war but did little to develop vehicles that were known to better protect forces from what proved to be the conflict’s deadliest weapon, a report by the Pentagon inspector general says.
The Pentagon “was aware of the threat posed by mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) … and of the availability of mine resistant vehicles years before insurgent actions began in Iraq in 2003,” says the 72-page report, which was reviewed by USA TODAY.
The report is to be made public today.
Continue reading “How much do YOU trust the government to handle life and death decisions for YOU?”
Here’s how it is in Washingon state this Christmas:
Just in time for the Christmas season, Washington State Gov. Christine Gregoire has insulted Christians all over the world. Inside the state Capitol building in Olympia there is a traditional holiday display featuring a tree and the Nativity scene; perfectly appropriate since the federal and state Christmas holiday celebrates the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
But this year Gregoire decided to add another item to the display. Standing alongside the baby Jesus is a giant placard designed by atheists that reads: “There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”
Continue reading “Transplanted San Fran loons”
Part 6 in this series can be found here.
Speech codes limit campus freedom
Millions of high school seniors have started the process of deciding which college or university to attend in the next academic year. Prospective students will take into consideration cost, academics, social life, and location. And while many students will also look at schools that reflect their interests and values, virtually none will be thinking about the school’s speech codes or free speech zones. They should. Students at colleges and universities who articulate conservative and traditional views are at particular risk of bullying and indoctrination by campus administrators and faculty who are zealous ideologues.
Continue reading “The Left at Christian Universities, part 7: Speech codes”
On the Daily Kos, we get this narrative about a conservative dad and a liberal daughter:
A blue collar man came home from a long day’s work to find his idealistic daughter had dropped in while doing some local community organizing. Like so many others in his income bracket, he considered himself to be a God fearing conservative, and along with most conservatives, was very, very much against income and capital gains taxes, especially on the rich.
But today he was deeply worried about the economic future of his naive, liberal daughter and his two grandchildren. Based on stories his parents told him about the Great Depression, his own shallow prejudice, and selected morsels of misinformation fed to him by right-wing talk radio, he decided to confront her right there and then for her own good.
He started by calmly and politely pointing out that Barack Obama was a Muslim, not a US citizen, and the President-elect was going to raise taxes on millionaires and force government funded abortions on everyone — even the men. Before the girl had a chance to respond to her father’s breathtaking ignorance, he muttered something about unions being responsible and trailed off. The girl, sensing something more was going on, asked him instead about his own job.
Continue reading “Daily Kos mythology”
Once again the radical Left tramples on the civil rights of others, stooping to invading a church’s worship service.
Worshippers at a Bible-teaching church in Lansing, Mich., were stunned Sunday when members of a pro-homosexual, pro-anarchy organization named Bash Back interrupted their service to fling propaganda and condoms around the sanctuary, drape a profane banner from the balcony and feature two lesbians making out at the pulpit.
Continue reading “What lovely people”
If you missed it or want to read it again, Part 5 of this series is here.
At Pepperdine, students aren’t allowed to post signs announcing meetings that might be critical of Obama. And they have a “Director of Intercultural Affairs” to enforce the rule on 18 yr old freshman Republicans, too. After describing the de facto censorship of the the College Republicans at Pepperdine, Mike Adams delivers this assessment of one of the players:
Continue reading “The Left At Christian Universities, Part 6: You can’t post that HERE!”
Does anyone reading this think there is ANY evidence that Obama is actually concerned about the frequency of abortion?
Continue reading “Obama really concerned about abortion?”
The satirist at his dyspeptic best.
A look back in remorse on the conservative opportunity that was squandered.
Read it all. You won’t agree with this or that, but it’s hard to deny a great deal of it.
I have only one addition: the Left is bound to blow it, too, though the kind of damage the Left can do is much harder to undo.
Would Obama, Dems Kill 401(k) Plans? – Capital Commerce (usnews.com)
I hate to use the “S” word, but the American government would never do something as, well, socialist as seize private pension funds, right? This is exactly what cash-strapped Argentina just did in the name of protecting workers’ retirement accounts (Efharisto, Fausta’s Blog). Now, even Uncle Sam isn’t that stupid, but some Democrats might try something almost as loopy: kill 401(k) plans.
Continue reading “The only way the government will get my 401k is to pry it out of my cold, dead fingers”
I am voting YES on Proposition 8 in California. It is the Proposition to define marriage as existing only between one man and one woman.
Continue reading “What free expression? The Left suppresses free speech on Prop 8″