Archive for February, 2013

The democrats stop to cheat

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , on 18, February 2013 by chockblock

“So the Soviets were from the New England Patriots school of cheating, which says that even if you’re vastly superior to your opponent, you cheat anyway. Just for the pure hell of it.”
— Cracked.com, The 7 Ballsiest Sports Cheats Ever

So the “reality based community” knows that voters won’t vote for their real agenda so they stoop to AstroTurf and outright fraud.

The left hired teams from Facebook, Google and Twitter to engineer the 2012 elections. Of course Facebook gets a tax break. Media Matters funds a social media site to dumb down the left’s message. Remember when the left was furious over sound bites in the 90’s? Guess they love’em now (only they call them memes).

When all else fails good ol’ voter fraud FTW!

“Well-publicized instances of attempted voter fraud by high-profile Democrats in Virginia and Maryland have helped Republican lawmakers make a case for tougher voting requirements.”
Democratic voter fraud cases become ammo for Virginia GOP, Washington examiner.com via Instapundit.

So this is how they want to play it. Using their friends in the Media, IT and outright breaking the law. They run on ignorance. All guns are “assault weapons”, all people must pay their “fair share”.

“But the next 12 months are likely to reveal the opposite. Imminent elements of Obama’s grandest policy move, the health-care overhaul known as ObamaCare, are calculated to screw his most passionate supporters and to transfer wealth to his worst enemies.”
Obama Prepares To Screw His Base: Buzzfeed

The real costs have to be hidden. Bans, taxes, freedoms denied. No one would vote for the left if they knew what they really want. So out comes the rallies, the spin and the media to the rescue. Hollywood and Silicon Valley get tax breaks and we get to pay for the attempts to lie to the American people.

Given the sad state of American education and that the left bills itself as the party of “free stuff”, the lies are selling.

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Love and Truth in 2013

Posted in politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 11, February 2013 by chockblock

In the book 1984, the Ministry of Truth was the propaganda arm of the evil regime, the Ministry of Love was the KGB analog.

Social Class in 1984

Social Class in 1984

Colorado Democrats are prepared to launch an all-out war on guns with legislation that includes bans on “high capacity” magazines, requirements for universal background checks, fees for existing background checks, and allowing victims of gun violence to sue firearm manufacturers for the misuse of weapons.”–Breitbart.com

“DONALD SENSING: Why is DHS buying billions of rounds of ammunition?”
Insty.

Keep this in mind, SWAT teams are growing across the country. the Department of Education has one. SWAT officers who nearly killed a man over his wife’s student loan fraud.

And now in California, a fired cop and “military” vet (really a reservist) is on a killing spree. The man is a leftist nutjob. But you won’t hear it from the media.

The left, the oh-so “we hate guns” left loves, loves, loves this guy.

“Apparently, when the suspected mass-murderer is a Piers Morgan fan, his crimes win a Piers Morgan exemption.

You know, the idea of bringing politics into a tragedy used to sicken me. But ever since Arizona, Obama’s mercenary media have helped me to see the light. ”
Piers Morgan: L.A. Murder Spree Has ‘Nothing To Do With Politics’ :Breitbart

“So far, though, it’s just the Obama administration pursuing the rather laughable claim that S&P’s ratings would have made any difference to Citi and BofA on their own products. Combine that up with the fact that this is the only ratings agency that the DoJ has pursued after the financial collapse in 2008, and it’s the most significant one that downgraded US credit while Obama has been President, and the actual raison d’être seems pretty clear.”
DoJ lawsuit against S&P even sillier than first thought by Ed Morrissey, HotAir.COm

This worries me. We’ve seen the left call their opponents “UN-american”, “insurrectionists”, “violent”, “racist” and use vulgar slang and mockery to lesser us and silence dissent.

Now it seems that they want to use real violence. R.S. McCain points out that terrorists do get to be heroes given the passage of time. The left loves underdogs and views all the world through that Marxist Lens(tm). If, somehow, you can claim some “-ism” and pin it on your victims, you are not a domestic terrorist, you’re a hero.

Down the media memory hole went the Tea Part links to Gabby Giffords shooter. So too went the history of Bill Ayers. Vietnam is a repressive police state, but don’t tell the hippies that. The USSR has fan as well.

The mask is off, the fangs are out. The left hates everyone who is not like them. If you’re the 1% who profited from the bailouts, make Hollywood movies, part of the media or a government worker you are a saint. Even if you’re done vile deeds. We’ve seen that you don’t even have to have done anything real, just conform to the lefty narrative.

Go against the grain, make waves, speak truth to power or just step out of line?

There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.
–O’Brian, 1984

New GOP, old ideas?

Posted in politcs, Uncategorized, War On Terror with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 4, February 2013 by chockblock

After the beating the GOP took in November, PJ media offered some advice for the party leadership.

Here are two of their ideas and my comment on them:

4) Investigate the possibility of reducing American forces in Germany: While NATO served an honorable and crucial role in winning the Cold War, the chances of another war in Central Europe are currently very low. Drawing down American troops to a “trip-wire” force could save up to $20 billion [3].

5) Consolidate and eliminate departments: There is also precedent for this. In the 1950s and the 1990s, programs that were duplicative were combined to save money (both decades saw balanced budgets). One possible department to consolidate would be the Department of Energy (whose budget was $27 billion last year [4]). Many of this department’s functions can be handled by other cabinet agencies. For example, regulation of oil and gas drilling can be done by the Environmental Protection Agency. Grants in the alternative energy field can be processed by the Commerce Department. Drilling permits can be handled by the Department of the Interior. And so on.

8) Make sure your members speak the language of the national interest: The 2012 CNN exit poll showed that Democrats were 38% of the voters, Republicans 32%, and independents 29%. So, any policy that comes across as appealing only to the Republican base isn’t likely to rally the nation as a whole. The good thing about “reform” themes is that they cross party lines, and especially appeal to independents.

9) National Guard/FEMA upgrade: The nation has repeatedly been hit by natural (hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) and man-made (9/11) disasters over the last generation. More extensive training for the National Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency would seem to be a wise investment.

Why are US forces still in Europe? And don’t say it’s because of the middle east. Pull our forces out of Europe and leave a skeleton force to keep bases in Germany maintained. PATRIOT missiles, tankers and support units could be left in Germany. Navy ships, an infantry brigade and other units could rotate out on an as needed basis. Move the dependents home would save a vast amount of money. Make Germany a one year unaccompanied tour for most service members. Consolidate all the commands into one Joint Service Command and retire all the field grades who just sit in an office and drink coffee.

The National Guard needs to stop being the red-headed stepchild of the DoD. Upgrade their equipment and training. As the Active Duty force draws down, offer incentives to servicemembers to join the Guard. Newer vehicles and aircraft would help the Guard because they have a state mission AND are the strategic reserve of the DoD. No Rachel Maddow, they are not the unit at sit in the armory until a disaster strikes. If we’re going to use them, treat them well.

The education department should go back under Health and Human Services.  The Department of Homeland Security should either go away or be reformed after a long hard look at how it does business.  The silly “firewall” between departments could get the once over.  The FBI and CIA should share data on terrorists.

The Democrats have set themselves up as the party of “free stuff”.  We need to point out that under all their horseshit there is no pony.  Hold the “reality based” community to reality.  Point out that California and Detroit are disasters.

We need to show off the GOP governors and the states they are running. Show that our glasses are clean before we point out the turds in the liberals punchbowl.

Military pay and benefits

Posted in army life, HOOAH!, politcs, rankers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 3, February 2013 by chockblock

One again there are calls to “reform” military pay. I’ve said on this blog before that our service members don’t get paid enough. No we’re not europe; defense spending is not breaking the bank it’s actually smaller now. But many still attack our bennies.

Some bloggers, like In from the Cold, have struck back.

We have a powerful ally:

Col. Mike Hayden, USAF (Ret), deputy director, MOAA Government Relations
“Statements that rising personnel costs are “unaffordable”…“out of control”…”unsustainable”… and “will impact readiness” are geared to make headlines, alarm the reader, and (not infrequently) generate support for pursuing additional studies.

“If personnel costs continue growing at that rate and the overall defense budget remains flat with inflation,” CSBA authors hyperbolized, “military personnel costs will consume the entire defense budget by 2039.”

Elsewhere, they acknowledged that will never happen. But the quote was seized and repeated by reporters, pundits, bureaucrats and other “analysts.” E.g., James Kitfield did so in the July 2012 National Journal.

Is there any chance personnel costs will consume the entire defense budget by 2039? Of course not.

Before examining the personnel share, let’s first consider that the defense budget has consumed a progressively smaller share of federal outlays over the last 50 years”

The Military Officer’s Association of America is made up of people who’ve fought America’s wars. Company level commanders who’ve had to deal with military families. The Association of the United States Army echoes the call to help soldiers get better pay.

There are many leftist dirtbags who insist that the military revert to the Regan/Carter era of pay.

Pay freezes and benefit cuts would cause the Army to bleed numbers. Soldiers on food stamps, NCO’s and officers leaving, morale nosediving and enlistment down. The left wants that, I don’t.

How about we cut the think tanks and the pay of Congressmen who say stupid things instead?