Month: November 2014

US flies roughly 85 percent of airstrikes against Islamic State, in complex mix of tactics, politics

The United States is conducting roughly 85 percent of the multi-national air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to the most recent Pentagon report.

This article attempts to explain why that is.  There are 10 other countries involved in these airstrikes, and yet we’re still dong 85% of the sorties…which means we’re also paying for 85% of it.  Typical..

Directed Deep Impact: The Next Arms Race?

If a 440-kiloton atomic bomb exploded on the earth today, people would notice. After all, the A-bomb that exploded about 1900 feet over Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, was only around 16 kilotons; even so, it killed at least 90,000 people—and perhaps as many as 166,000.

A disturbing, and thought-provoking, discussion by pundit James Pinkerton.  The next big arms race WILL be in space.  So, we need to start thinking forward, and upward.  The Chinese are.

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resigns

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown, has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department nearly four months after the confrontation that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation.

This was expected, and we reported that this was in the works a couple days ago.  This story is developing..

Death row inmate’s prison food complaint rejected

A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.

Excellent decision!  This disgusting oxygen thief should be glad he hasn’t been put down….yet.  He’s on death row, for crying out loud!  If I were the warden, I’d give him whatever was on the menu for the day for all of the inmates.  And, hey.. if he doesn’t like it, too bad.  He can either eat whatever is on the menu, or go hungry.  When you’re on death row, I think you’ve lost your right to dietary considerations.  Sorry.  And, it sounds like they’ve gone WAY out of their way to pander to those considerations anyway.  This vermin has been given WAY more consideration than the mother and two girls he brutally murdered…and has apparently been a pain in the butt to the folks at the prison.

‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 91 Times in Speech on Immigration – Lincoln Used First Person Once in Second Inaugural Address

Leaving aside passages in which he quoted a Chicago pub owner and a letter from a citizen from Georgia, President Barack Obama used the first person singular—including the pronouns “I” and “me” and the adjective “my”—91 times in a speech he delivered in Chicago Tuesday to explain his unilateral action on immigration.

That obnoxious, self-righteous, narcissistic, arrogant, elitist really is full of himself.  Its truly breathtaking how much he thinks of himself and his self-importance.  Not a humble bone in that body.  And, he brags about throwing the U.S. Constitution out the window by saying HE (not Congress) changed the law!!  Wow!!  The man is an unchecked dictator, and is openly defiant about it.  Contrast that to the humility of Pres. Abe Lincoln, who used the first person only ONCE in his second inaugural address.