Monday, October 23, 2017

Point to ponder

"French casualties in France are worse than in Afghanistan. The French lost 70 people to Islamic terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. And 239 to Islamic terrorist attacks in France.  The French losses in Afghanistan were suffered in over a decade of deployment in one of the most dangerous Islamic areas in the world. The French losses in France were suffered in less than two years." - Daniel Greenfield at Sultan Knish

Six Seconds...

WSJ ran an excerpt from a 2010 John Kelly speech this week.

Body of the WSJ content is blocked by a firewall, but I found a prior story elsewhere pulled from the same Kelly address...

Kelly's words make for some powerful prose.

Story of the same two Marines, as told by CBS News in 2009:

We honor those on the front lines overseas who stand their ground.

But why do we continually make up excuses for those here at home, mostly in Washington, for failing to stand their ground in protecting the country and Constitution?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

This is disconcerting

Headline from Politico:
George W. Bush slams Trumpism, without mentioning president by name
I'm not so much bothers by what George Bush said.

What's strikes me as important here is that Bush broke his steadfast rule not to criticize or attack a sitting president.

Strikes me, the political establishment must be plenty rattled if it drags Ol' Dubya out in an attempt to get a dig in on Trump.

Prepare for what's coming as you see fit. 

Morning view

Started my day above the clouds.

Had to stop and document it.

Just too much for some folks...

Snowflakes beware. Shakespeare's afoot.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Congress plays a dangerous game

"A new gun control proposal in Congress that is being pitched as a bipartisan bump stock ban would actually ban all semi-automatic rifles in the United States, according to an analysis of the proposed bill." - Sean Davis, writing at The Federalist

Same and similar key points from another source in video form:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

iPhone hype

Why would I want an iPhone 8 when I probably use half, maybe a quarter, of the capabilities of an iPhone 5?