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
This week I attended the funeral mass of a friend of my father's who served in the French Air Force during WW 2. and that got me thinking about Syria and the missile strikes now taking place. One of the things about being the son of a World War 2 Vet (Navy, Pacific 1942-45) is … Continue reading Is Anti-Trump Left Media Culture Willing to Fight in Syria to Win?
And that the slaves were never freed by baldilocks There were all kinds of attempts to lure the GOP state electors into voting for someone other than Donald Trump. A few took the bait, but so did some Democrat state electors; Hillary Clinton lost even more electors that Trump did. But, now that the Electoral … Continue reading The New York Times Wishes That the USA Never Existed
by baldilocks On Twitter, many people call on others to “do something” about the destruction and mass killing of civilians in Aleppo, Syria. By “doing something,” they mean something other than posting about it on Social Media. Likely, these are the same people that bashed our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, short of taking … Continue reading Aleppo and Human Nature
Barack Obama last night gave his "I"m going to destroy ISIS" speech I'm going to save the debate of the wisdom, necessity and the strategy of what the http://time.com/3320666/obama-isis-speech-full-text/ for later, instead I want to point out one thing that should be clear to any person not wearing the title of "Low Information Voter" The … Continue reading Barack Obama Waving the Bloody Polls
John Sexton at Verum Serum has the story: Therefore, Anonymous has decided to openly declare war on the United States government. This is a call to arms. We call upon the Citizens of the United States to stand beside us in overthrowing this corrupted body and call upon a new era. Our allegiance is to … Continue reading Anonymous declares war on US? OK you asked for it
In Shelby Foote Magnum Opus The Civil War he tells the following story of Confederate General Braxton Bragg that is repeated online here: “Grant recalled a story about Bragg when he was both company commander and quartermaster. “As commander of the company he made a requisition upon the quartermaster-himself-for something he wanted. As quartermaster he … Continue reading NATO pulls a Braxton Bragg
You actually have people on Morning Joe debating if it is a war and Pat Buchanan used the line above to answer the question. The most amazing thing is listening to Donny Deutch and Charles Blow talking about leaving too soon after fighting is done will leave a vacuum. Do ANY of those people remember … Continue reading “Ask those Libyan soldiers under our guns if it is a war.”
One of the strangest bits of what is going on in Libya is watching people describe what is going on. At my weekly game night I went around the table with the guys and asked the opinion of the people there. About 60% didn't care for it thinking it was not our business, another 40% … Continue reading Well its only sort of a war, maybe, not really I think
Well here is another test for our president: Thick plumes of black smoke were rising from a South Korean island on Tuesday afternoon after an unexpected attack by North Korea, killing several people. The attack began around 2.30 p.m. local time when North Korea fired more than 200 artillery shells near the South Korean island … Continue reading North Korea Keeps Testing Obama, will he fail?
...he is capable of making an interesting argument and is not afraid of making them. Today on Morning Joe he has teamed with Ron Paul and now Pat Buchanan and is making the argument on base cutbacks in Europe and elsewhere. The question he and Ron Paul (and now Pat) make is an interesting one: … Continue reading This is the reason why Barney Frank keeps getting elected…