Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Carry On My Wayward Son

Regular readers of this blog may have noticed something terribly important has been missing.
The last time co-blogger Sig 94 published a blog post here was on May 24th. Since that time, he lost something soft and beautiful and bright; his beloved mother.
He didn’t feel like posting here at or at It Don’t Make Sense.  It’s been ten weeks and Sig announced yesterday he’s back.  After buying two new fishing rods and “some tasty lures” he has turned his grandson into a fishing fanatic.
We’d like to welcome back our old friend.  He has a post scheduled to go up here at 4:00 PM today.  I hope everyone will leave a comment letting him know we’re glad he is returning with his wit and wisdom.

We Live In Incredibly Stupid Times



Is there anything more pathetic than ESPN imagining people would be offended by an Asian-American play-by-play announcer named Robert Lee calling a football game between the Virginia Cavaliers and the Tribe of William and Mary? 
No.
Dave Weekley will call the UVa-W&M contest while General Lee will call the play-by-play for the Youngstown State-Pitt game on ESPN that day instead.
It’s time for God to flood the earth again.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Loosening The Reins On The Military To Fight The Enemy

The Afghans have a saying: “After God created the Earth, He had a bunch of rocks and sand left over so He made Afghanistan.”
Amid that brown and desolate landscape there is a mountain of rusted Soviet military tanks and hardware abandoned in 1989 at the end of their decade-long invasion.
The Hindu Kush is a 500-mile mountain range spanning northwestern Pakistan and eastern and central Afghanistan. For centuries, its barren and jagged mountain ranges have been a graveyard of empires.
The Taliban and mujahideen are fierce fighters.  They defeated the Soviets with muskets and their grandfathers overthrew the British with swords.  Even the fortresses Alexander The Great ordered built in Bactria (modern-day Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) began to crumble as he continued his invasion east to India.
As President Trump wrestles with America's role in Afghanistan, the germane question is what do we seek to achieve.  Making this godforsaken hellhole tranquil is not a legitimate American interest.
In President Trump’s address to the nation last evening he declared, “In Afghanistan and Pakistan, America’s interests are clear. We must stop the resurgence of safe havens that allow terrorists to threaten America.”
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton noted a few weeks ago, “Given terrorism's global spread since 9/11 and the risk of a perfect storm—the confluence of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction—the continuing threats we face in the Afghan arena are even graver than those posed pre-9/11. Accordingly, abandoning the field in Afghanistan is simply not a tenable strategy.”
Bolton added, “Politically unstable since British India's 1947 partition, increasingly under Chinese influence because of the hostility with India, and a nuclear-weapons state, Pakistan is a volatile and lethal mix ultimately more important than Afghanistan itself. Until and unless Pakistan becomes convinced that interfering in Afghanistan is too dangerous and too costly, no realistic U.S. military scenario in Afghanistan can succeed.”
Pakistan hid 9-11 monster Osama bin Laden in plain sight.
The President rightly pointed out “after the extraordinary sacrifice of blood and treasure, the American people are weary of war without victory. Nowhere is this more evident than with the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history─17 years.”
Trump’s strategy is his promise to loosen the military’s rules of engagement (ROE). “We will also expand authority for American armed forces to target the terrorists and criminal networks that sow violence and chaos throughout Afghanistan.” 
Trump concluded his speech by recognizing the immense sacrifices in the global war on terror.  “Many of those who have fought and died in Afghanistan enlisted in the months after September 11th, 2001. They volunteered for a simple reason:  They loved America, and they were determined to protect her.”
“Now we must secure the cause for which they gave their lives. We must unite to defend America from its enemies abroad. We must restore the bonds of loyalty among our citizens at home, and we must achieve an honorable and enduring outcome worthy of the enormous price that so many have paid.”

Monday, August 21, 2017

Tell Me More About How America Oppresses You

Well, the attention whore finally got what he wanted.  Former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, will see items related to his national anthem protest placed in an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History.
The NMAAH has nearly 40,000 items in its collection but not one damn thing to honor such luminary blacks as George Washington Carver, Thurgood Marshall, Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, Magic Johnson, Condoleezza Rice, Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas.
Putting Kaepernick’s game-worn jersey, shoes and a picture donated by Harry Edwards in an exhibit would be an utter disgrace.  The museum defends its decision by replying, “The collection is in line with the museum’s larger collecting efforts to document the varied areas of society that have been impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement.”
Why not include his “cops-as-pigs” socks and his Castro T-shirt?
I have a suggestion for a highly appropriate item to be made part of the exhibit:  the “Special Flammable Colin Kaepernick jersey”.
He described the American flag as “just a piece of cloth.”
As of this writing, the ungrateful POS hasn’t signed with any team for the 2017 season.  He has had an incredibly inconsistent career.  He faded in the seasons leading up to his protests winning just three games in his last 19 starts.  The 49ers finished in last place for the second season in a row.
The NAACP and members of the NYPD are threatening a nationwide boycott meant to “send a message” to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The moment this douchebag began refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem and other jock-sniffing courtiers began to join him I boycotted the NFL.  Am I now supposed to watch the games because the NAACP and the NYPD have called for a boycott? Nah. I don’t think so.
The NFL needs to grow a pair.  Kaepernick and all the thugs, wife-beaters, rapists and shoplifters throughout the NFL are detested by fans.
Goodell has a tough circle to square. This has festered for far too long.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty


“I don't mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual.” ― Marilyn Monroe




Sunday, August 20, 2017

I Won't Be Worried Unless I See A Bunch Of Mayans Hanging Around

I read an article in The Daily Mail that evidently was written by some social justice warrior living somewhere in the Pacific Northwest that had me scratching my head.
“While a total solar eclipse isn't rare, this particular one on August 21 has an uncommon coast-to-coast path across the country and is slated to inspire a new age of thinking among youth called ‘Generation Eclipse’. Totality is said to be transformative as people are said to emote when exposed to the cosmos.”
The writer asserts this celestial phenomenon could help “unify the country.”
“When was the last time we really had a big national shared event that wasn't a tragedy?” he wonders going on to interject, “Awe-inspiring sights encourage empathy and generosity and group cohesion…and total eclipses always do that.”
His theory for this cohesion:  Oregon and Illinois are the only states that fall along the totality path to have voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Horse pucky!
There have been 26 eclipses (total, annular, hybrid and partial) during the 20 and 21st centuries. There will be eight more between 2023 and 2048.
Before our technological age solar eclipses were met with anxiety and dread as an unwelcome disruption to the natural order of things.
Maybe I’ve become jaded having experienced an eclipse on more than one occasion in my lifetime. What’s the big deal? Sunset happens every day.
The ancient Greeks believed eclipses occurred when the gods were angry with humans and the Babylonians believed it signified the death of a ruler. The Vikings believed a hungry wolf was feasting on the sun.  I won’t be worried unless I see a bunch of Mayans hanging around.

UPDATE:  Welcome Pirate’s Cove readers.  The Admiral was very kind to show us some linky-love.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Brian Williams Shared A Cigar With This Guy

Our country is currently being besieged by protesters and counter-protesters who feel entitled to define who we memorialize in America following the recent violence in Charlottesville over a Confederate statue.
I saw a meme the other day intended to demonstrate to those protesting who were never slaves and those who did not fight in the Civil War how unconvincing their angst over stone and metal is.  The meme depicts a psychiatrist from South Park, the adult animated sitcom, instructing his patient to “show me on this doll where the Confederate statue hurt you.”
On the subject of offensive statues, one in particular, has come under scrutiny from the woman who was raped in 1978 by then-Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton.  Juanita Broaddrick wants to see a likeness of Bubba located in Rapid City, SD destroyed.  She can certainly point out where Bubba's statue hurt her.
“I would like to personally use a sledgehammer on it, with the help of Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones,” she said. Willey and Jones, of course, are two other women who have accused President Clinton of sexual misconduct.
“I don’t think it would be in their best interest (to acknowledge them), even though they know Bill Clinton is abhorrent and morally deficient, to say the least,” she tells The American Mirror.
She declined to invite feminist groups to help her. “They have ignored me in the past and it would not be worth the effort. They have too many strong political ties to the Clintons.” 
The National Organization for Women threw the Clinton accusers overboard.

Friday, August 18, 2017

He’s Going To Go Medieval On Their Ass

The quake you felt Friday afternoon came on the heels of the White House announcement that Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was leaving the Trump Administration.
Pundits were quibbling over whether Bannon resigned or was fired.  The question of tantamount importance is with whom will Bannon go to war now that he has been “unshackled.”
Writing at Daily Wire Ben Shapiro pointed to something he said one year ago:  “Bannon understands that in the game of thrones, you win or die; he doesn’t intend to die.” Now that he’s been beheaded by Trump, look for him to try to become the Night King, leaving destruction in his wake.
At 10:18 AM, Joel B. Pollak, Senior Editor at Breitbart Media, tweeted the hashtag #WAR.
In his first public remarks since his ouster, Bannon told Joshua Green, Senior National Correspondent at Bloomberg and author of “Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency”, he will be “going to war” for Trump, warning that he will continue to press the populist cause against the political and corporate establishment. “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up:  I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents—on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.” 
Gabriel Sherman, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair and NBC/MSNBC contributor was evidently so excited this villain was gone he tweeted: “Bannon friend says Breitbart ramping up for war against Trump.  “It is now a Democrat White House,” source says. [emphasis mine]
David Bossie, a long-time Republican operative, former deputy campaign manager for the Trump campaign and Chairman of conservative advocacy group Citizens United appeared on Fox News Special Report to allay any fears Bannon would turn on Trump.
UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Adrienne’s Corner.  We greatly appreciate the linky-love Miss A.

Mean Tweets: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Edition

Following the aftermath of Thursday’s terror attack, CNN’s Wolf Bullshitter Blitzer said there will be questions about whether “if what happened in Barcelona was at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville,” after it was reported that a large van ran into pedestrians leaving several dead and many injured.  “Even though there may be different characters, different political ambitions. They used the same killing device, a vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians.”
Did CNN forget the six attacks involving vehicles plowing through pedestrians in Europe over the past year?  Of course not.  It was just another good, strong whiff of hospital-tested, clinically-proven bullshit.

Behold, Another Soft-Skulled Moonbat

“Black people who were never slaves are fighting white people who were never Nazis over a confederate statue erected by Democrats because Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore...yet somehow, it’s Trump’s fault.”
Via St. Louis Post-Dispatch─Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted, ‘I hope Trump is assassinated” on Facebook.  She quickly deleted it but not before her intemperate decision caused the Secret Service to investigate her threat.
Secret Service spokeswoman Catherine Milhoan says all threats made against the president, vice president and other protected persons are investigated, whether the threats are direct, implied or made in passing.
Seems the soft-skulled moonbat is facing a barrage of flak from members of her own party:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said, "I condemn it. It's outrageous. And she should resign.”
Rep. William Lacy Clay, (D-MO) exclaimed, "Calling for the assassination of the President is a federal crime…She is an embarrassment to our state. She should resign immediately.”
NOTE: It was Clay who hung the controversial “cops as pigs” painting in the Cannon Building of the Capitol Complex in January of this year that was taken down three times and rehung by him.  The Congressional Black Caucus defended the painting as free speech.
The painting showed cops as pigs pointing guns at protesters in Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014.
Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber stated, "The Party will absolutely not tolerate calls for the assassination of the President. I believe she should resign.”
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' office said late Thursday afternoon that a statement from him is forthcoming.
Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged she wrote the offending line but added, "I didn't mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated. Things have got to change.  It was in response to the concerns that I am hearing from residents of St. Louis. I have deleted it, and it should have been deleted, but there is something way more important that we should be talking about.  I am not resigning.  What I said was wrong, but I am not going to stop talking about what led to that, which is the frustration and anger that many people across America are feeling right now."
Chappelle-Nadal said her comment stemmed from frustration over the events in Charlottesville over the weekend, in which a white supremacist protester allegedly rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman.
"There are people who are afraid of white supremacists" in the aftermath of Charlottesville, she said. "There are people who are having nightmares. there are people who are afraid of going out in the streets. It's worse than even Ferguson."
There’s good news though.  Having joined the Missouri State Senate in 2010, she will be ousted from office in 2019 due to term limits.

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