Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's up, Doc?

"They're a Three Stooges farce with a seven billion dollar budget and a bewildered Baghdad Bob for a Director. It's wall to wall clowns at six-figure salaries. All that's missing are the kazoos and cowbells." - Ol' Remus at the Woodpile Report, assessing the status of the CDC.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Opportunity knocks...

Inventory's back. Prices are good. Lay in a stash while the gettin's good.

We're talkin' ammo!

The photo above was part of one seller's ammo advertising sales pitch in Autumn 2012, just months before Democrats launched a well financed push for drastic new nationwide gun control measures. An ammo buying panic began that December and kept most retail ammunition inventories wiped out within minutes of new arrivals for a year (or longer depending on the caliber).

Don't be the guy caught short the next time demand outstrips supply.

Doling out rights

Jason Carter, Democrat running for governor in Georgia, believes it's government that "doles out" rights to us.

WSB's Erick Erickson grabbed the soundbite from last Sunday's Atlanta Press Club debate:

For those who may not know, Jason Carter is Jimmy Carter's grandson.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Another highlight from the Klain resume...

Ron Klain was Janet Reno's chief of staff.

ISIS parody

MEMRI reports an Iraqi Kurdish TV station recently broadcast this parody of ISIS.

I'm thinking the Kurds aren't known for political correctness.

Amnesty's a comin'. Get those ID card ready

Government request for bids seeks up to 34 million cards...

Breitbart reports:
Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” 
The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million. 
“The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.

Support your local Caliphate

U.S. humanitarian aid is being trucked in to support ISIS. And we're paying taxes demanded by the Islamic State in order to deliver it.

I suppose the genius of Barack Obama and John Kerry is behind this.

From the Daily Beast:
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.” 
The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European. The fear is that stopping aid would hurt innocent civilians and would be used for propaganda purposes by the militants, who would likely blame the West for added hardship.
Did we air drop humanitarian aid to help the Japanese as we fought their soldiers in World War II?

Did we truck in food to North Vietnam's civilians while we fought their regulars and the Viet Cong to the south?

I don't recall General Sherman bringing relief supplies as he marched across Georgia, it was quite the opposite actually. Sherman's troops stripped civilians of all his troops could carry or burn.

The administration of Barack Obama is providing underlying support to the same Islamic State it portends to be running an air war against.

This makes no sense.

If the self-proclaimed Islamic State wants to be a Caliphate, it can start by feeling its people. Instead, we're doing that, so that ISIS can concentrate on grabbing more territory, including what appears to be its coming conquest of Iraq.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The thrill is gone

At a Sunday campaign rally in Maryland, when President Obama took the podium, people in the audience began heading for thd door. Not everyone, but enough to make it the story's lead. 

Working to keep Ebola out

News accounts report DeKalb County, Georgia public schools now mandate medical documentation before enrolling students from Ebola outbreak countries in West Africa.

Before anyone goes crying racism, please understand that DeKalb's population is majority Black (54 percent in the last Census), its elected and appointed leaders are largely African American, and are heavily weighted to the Democratic Party.

Hold on, Soldier

Before you go and take that hill, we'd better run it past the lawyers.

Democrat hypocrisy ramps up along with Obama's Ebola deployment plan

Here's a nugget: American troops being sent to battle Ebola in Africa won't have the kind of bio-hazard suits we're getting used to seeing on TV:

From Nashville Public Radio:
Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday. 
“They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said.
No direct contact? There already seems to be some confusion.

Let's take our nugget, and dig a little deeper.

From the UK Guardian, a week or so earlier:
A handful of highly trained American troops will have direct contact with potential Ebola patients in west Africa, thehead of the US Africa command said during a Pentagon briefing on the military’s response to the Ebola outbreak. But a few hours later, the general issued a correction, saying that the troops would only work with Ebola samples.
Meanwhile, some Democrats in Congress are already demanding more direct military contact with Ebola, not less. Three of them have sent the president a letter, according to The Hill:
"We write to urge you to consider building on the current response to the Ebola epidemic by allowing military medical and technical personnel to provide direct care to and to come into contact with patients in West Africa," the representatives wrote in a letter to Obama.
No full protective gear, but Democrats want American troops to get all touchy-feely with Ebola patients.

Hold that thought,  and turn back the clock.

I remember clearly how the Democrats alleged President Bush deliberately sent troops to war without proper gear.  In 2008, Senate Democrats issued a position paper alleging Republicans had "left our troops without sufficient body armor and protective equipment on the battlefield; and severely tarnished America's reputation in Iraq and around the world." Will Senate Democrats be as critical if Mr. Obama's hastily conceived African intervention implodes?

Meanwhile, Obama's already clearing the way to call-up National Guard units for his Ebola mission. Will Lefty bloggers jump on Obama using the same criteria they used to persecute Bush for Guard deployments?

From a NetRoots blogger, circa 2009:
National Guard and Reserve troops have been used extensively in Iraq. This was not what they were really envisioned to do, or what many of them had signed on to do. They often lacked adequate training and equipment. On the other hand, they were cheaper than active duty Army soldiers and were essential to Bush’s strategy of keeping large numbers of troops deployed in Iraq.
Barack Obama's setting in motion policies and actions with all the attributes the Left insisted were flaws, or even criminal actions, when troops were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan under Bush.

The Dems were full of noisy protests when Bush was president. But now that Obama's calling the shots, Dems are at best silent, or willfully calling for Obama to double down on the levels of danger U.S. forces will face in Africa.

American voters have one last chance to put a check on Obama and his Democrat allies' power in DC.  Midterm elections are just over two weeks away, and in many areas, early voting has already started.

Don't waste your vote. Make it count. Even if it means holding your nose, and voting for a Democrat's opponent who's less than ideal.

Liberal logic

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