Silenced and Broke

by baldilocks Some mock as a conspiracy theory the notion of a financial elite gathering to impose its will on the rabble. Meanwhile, theory has become fact. It is the most totalitarian form of blacklisting: not just to be prevented from speaking on a university campus, or to be kicked off social media, but to be … Continue reading Silenced and Broke

My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed

by baldilocks In order of earliest to most recent, these are some of my favorite posts from last year. They didn't necessarily get the most traffic, but I liked them -- mostly due to cracking myself up. Enjoy. Libyan Slave Markets and Jumping Into The Fire We all know that Arab Muslims have been buying and … Continue reading My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed

Fifth Day of Christmas Under the Fedora: US Troops, Polish Troops, IDF Troops, College Free Speech Troops and Slade Trooping on

I took a peek at Twitter yesterday and saw this from Baldilocks If you think I'm POd about the Fake News Brigade's denigration of active-duty GIs, you are correct. I went to bed angry and woke up furious.— baldilocks (@JulietteAkinyi) December 28, 2018 There was a time when I might have been outraged as well. … Continue reading Fifth Day of Christmas Under the Fedora: US Troops, Polish Troops, IDF Troops, College Free Speech Troops and Slade Trooping on

Last Days of the European Christmas Markets

by baldilocks Mark Steyn on the terror attack at the Christmas Market in Strasbourg, France: [I]t is now taken for granted that Christmas markets across Europe have to be held behind the ugly throttling barriers of "security" - which as we saw yesterday are, ultimately, never secure. Because we [sic] won't put up security barriers … Continue reading Last Days of the European Christmas Markets

Secret Weapon

by baldilocks Keeping a secret, that is, keeping one's mouth shut about what you are doing and accomplishing -- especially when there are people who would love nothing better than to see you fail -- is nearly a lost art, and there are many who don't understand the value of it, especially in the age … Continue reading Secret Weapon

Make Them Push You Off the Battlefield (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Julie Kelly at American Greatness: If you are someone on the political Right who might quit Twitter because it just banned Jesse Kelly, here’s my plea: Don’t. After the shocking news spread Sunday night that Twitter had deplatormed the conservative influencer for unknown reasons, some conservatives are threatening to leave the social media site. Glenn … Continue reading Make Them Push You Off the Battlefield (UPDATED)

What matters in NDAA 2019: pay, career, cyber and China

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed this week. You can be forgiven if you missed the announcement, because it certainly didn't make headlines. I didn't find out until I checked my email and received my automated Defense News. I'll go out on a limb and say that because it passed in a normal … Continue reading What matters in NDAA 2019: pay, career, cyber and China

Our Veteran Groups Are Dying

I'm lucky. This week, I'm at a Navy veteran's group to present a well deserved award to one of my Sailors. It's held in a nice hotel, and the group of veterans are great to hang out with. You'd think everything would be great. But there are problems, specifically one problem: I'm the youngest person … Continue reading Our Veteran Groups Are Dying

When Your Enemy Tells You What He Will Do, Believe Him

by baldilocks Or her. Some entertainment to look forward to; and when I say entertainment, I mean war. The White House anticipates a Democratic House will vote to impeach President Trump – but that his opponents won’t be able to muster the 67 Senate votes needed to throw him out of office. Trump advisors in … Continue reading When Your Enemy Tells You What He Will Do, Believe Him

Some undesirable end states for Korea

I'm ecstatic to see that North Korea is not only talking about denuclearization, but is also willing to conduct direct negotiations with the U.S. and end the Korean War. In the past, it seemed all we ever got from North Korea was more demands with little promise of anything in return. Sure, it could all … Continue reading Some undesirable end states for Korea

Peace on the Korean Peninsula? The MSM’s War on Trump Hardest Hit

Michael Corleone: C'mon Frankie... my father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth. Frank Pentangeli: Your father did business with Hyman Roth, he respected Hyman Roth... but he never *trusted* Hyman Roth! The Godfather part 2 1974 Trust but verity Ronald Reagan We are now seeing what happens when the US refuses to … Continue reading Peace on the Korean Peninsula? The MSM’s War on Trump Hardest Hit

Fake News and Vietnam

During a visit last year to Vietnam, I made the trek to Khe Sanh, one of the key battles during the Tet Offensive, which happened 50 years ago. For most of the journey, I bristled at the Vietnamese guide and propagandist, who maintained Tet was a major victory for the Communist forces. I finally had … Continue reading Fake News and Vietnam

Will Israeli-Palestinian peace be brokered by Saudi Arabia?

When the United States officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reactions around the world were pretty much what everyone expected. Anti-Israel activists were up in arms from San Francisco to the EU. Muslim countries protested. Violence broke out in Israel. Mild objections came from some of our allies, including Saudi Arabia. One of … Continue reading Will Israeli-Palestinian peace be brokered by Saudi Arabia?

A Tale of Two War Criminals

There were two trials recently for two men who were each accused of genocidal war crimes. The men were on opposite sides of a conflict. One man was sentenced to life in prison, one man will serve no time at all and is free to live his life however he pleases. One man massacred thousands … Continue reading A Tale of Two War Criminals

Israel, ISIS and A Tale of Two Mosques

A few days ago amid reports that there was cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia the kingdom felt compelled to make the following statement Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Moday denied any ties between the kingdom and Israel. “There are no relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel,” Jubeir told Egypt’s CBC television, according … Continue reading Israel, ISIS and A Tale of Two Mosques