Archive for February, 2011


Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , on 23, February 2011 by chockblock

The idea of being a teen, adolescence, that time between being an adult and being a child is a recent invention. In the past (ask the WWII generation) you went from school straight to work.

Then the 60’s came, with the flower children’s obsession with childhood. The only reason the 60’s were anti-war was because white middle class kids were being sent to Vietnam. The only reason college is viewed as some kind of entitlement is because a generation went to college on the GI Bill after WWII. Those colleges would turn around and spit in the face of the military. Even today they hate the military. Sure the reasons change, but the childish behavior stays the same.

We have public sector unions bitterly clinging to sweetheart deals unsupportable in this economy.

Despite the calls for “civility” all the left gives us is childish wordgames and babel.

The media sells the idea of being a child forever. Don’t worry someone else will pick up the tab. And if they refuse? Why we’ll huff and puff and strike and get angry and demand they pay for you to be a 20 year old child.

Freud put forth the theory that if you catered to every single need of a baby from birth to the age of 21. Every single need. You’d get a 21 year old infant. After seeing the mess in Wisconsin, I agree.

Military Myths

Posted in HOOAH!, politcs, rankers, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , on 21, February 2011 by chockblock does the work the Democrats, the Left and Code Pink won’t:

In a combat zone like Iraq, for every one soldier whose job description includes combat, 2.5 people are in support positions doing all of the tedious but lifesaving work that makes his job possible. So if you’re like the vast majority of those who serve, the rest of your life will most likely not be spent telling war stories, but rather explaining to that 15-year-old punk in Starbucks that you got the scar on your face from tripping over an unsecured air conditioning cable on the way to your bunk.

If you consider that the military is disproportionately made up of demographics that have always correlated with suicide — young, male, and with easy access to guns — the military actually comes out ahead. Then there’s the fact that a recent Army study showed that 79 percent of Army suicides occurred when the soldier had either been deployed just once or not at all. In other words, repeated visits to combat zones somehow make you less likely to kill yourself.

[h/t: Ace]

MEADS is dead T_T

Posted in army training, guns, HOOAH!, tech pron with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 20, February 2011 by chockblock

Well, it looks like PATRIOT will have to soldier on for another 10 years or so:

Germany won’t pursue a multi-billion dollar military defense project known as the Medium Extended Air Defense System, or MEADS, after its partner the U.S. also pulled out of the program, a spokesman for the country’s defense ministry said Wednesday, confirming a press report in Financial Times Deutschland.
— “Germany Won’t Pursue MEADS Military Project – Defense Ministry “: Wall Street Journal.

MEADS was due to replace Patriot, but the system called for 3 new radars (!!) and much money from the Army. With SLAMRAAM canceled, this leaved THAAD holding the future of ADA in it’s hands.

Hopefully software upgrades will keep pace with the threats. Hopefully.
I know the enemy will be watching us.

the lunatics are taking over the asylum pt. II

Posted in politcs with tags , , , , , , , on 20, February 2011 by chockblock

For years many inside and outside academia have said that the global warming climate change emperor has no clothes.

Now we have people in power on our side:

“Ambush journalism tactics are often effective, unless, of course, the target is as on his game as Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe.

In recently released footage, a pack of global warming alarmists, led by journalist Mark Hertsgaard, attempt to surprise Inhofe after waiting an hour and a half outside a hearing of the Committee on Environment and Public Works.”

[full video at]

The left still thinks that it’s the 3 network pre-internet era. Good. We need to keep moving, blogging and writing lest they control the narrative.

the lunatics are taking over the asylum

Posted in politcs with tags , , , on 7, February 2011 by chockblock

So Ronald Wilson Regan would have turned 100 today. What are people saying about him? Tributes pour from the right and the left tires to forget their hate and lie, lie lie.

Now, on the one hand, there’s something wonderful about the overflowing of love for Reagan. When presidents leave office or die, their partisan affiliation fades and, for the great ones, eventually withers away. Reagan was a truly great president, one of the greatest according to even liberal historians like the late John Patrick Diggins. As you can tell from the gnashing of teeth and rending of cloth from the far Left, the lionization of Reagan is a great triumph for the Right, and conservatives should welcome more of it.

On the other hand, what is not welcome is an almost Soviet airbrushing of the past to serve liberalism’s current agenda. For starters, if liberals are going to celebrate Reagan, they might try to account for the fact that they fought his every move, alternating between derision and slander in the process. . . . [S]o much of the effort to build up conservatives of the past is little more than a feint to tear down the conservatives of the present.
Liberal Bouquets for Dead Conservatives Via patterico.

as a child of the 80’s, I lived through a decade of hate and lies directed at America by Americans. They hated standing against the USSR, wanted to gut the military (as Clinton did), wanted to enact stupid regulations (as they do now).

Think the protests and assassination fantasies are new? A product of the Bush years? Nope. Regan was their first target. From Comics (Alan Moore, Judge Dread et al.) to films (Airplane) to TV, and music our media was awash in Regan hate. Turns out the nuclear freeze movement was a product of the KGB. The homeless? When Regan left office that “crisis” fell off the radar, as did human rights.

Like the Anti-War movement after 2008, the anti-nuclear movement sprang up quickly as the US moved missile into Europe and faded with the INF treaty and fell apart after the fall of the USSR.

Now the left can pretend that Regan wasn’t that bad, since their candidate is in the White house. If the GOP gets it in 2012, expect to see more hate. Same as the old hate.