August 19, 2014

Who's The Terrorist?

A cop gets his face broken and shoots the savage who did it; the media goes insane.

An American journalist gets kidnapped by Islamic terrorists two years ago; they cut his head off today and the media...

Horrific video of American freelance photo-journalist James Wright Foley, 40, being beheaded by ISIS in revenge for US airstrikes in Iraq was posted to the internet Tuesday afternoon.

Foley, has been missing since November, 2012, after being taken hostage at gunpoint while reporting from Taftanaz, in northern Syria, for the agency, GlobalPost.

ISIS posted the extremely graphic video titled 'A message to America' to social media as proof of their barbaric actions.

In a chilling warning at the end of grisly film, the executioner, who has what sounds like a British accent, paraded another American journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, who went missing in August 2013, saying: 'The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.'

Story here.

August 18, 2014

Slow Progress Is Being Made By Ukraine

The Ukrainian army pushed into a key city controlled by Russia-backed separatists on Sunday, the government said, as the two countries' foreign ministers met in Berlin for crisis talks.

Kiev also admitted the rebels had shot down one if its fighter aircraft, while accusing the separatists of bringing three missile launchers onto Ukrainian territory from Russia.

[...]Luhansk, with a peacetime population of 420,000, is the second largest stronghold being defended by the rebels in eastern Ukraine, whose main bastion is the city of Donetsk, 90 miles to the west.
Story here and here.

In related news, the Russian convoy reached Ukraine, but apparently the truck were empty. Or were they?

August 17, 2014

Operation Dragoon

I never heard of this second invasion of France.

From the American Spectator:
August 15 marks the 70th anniversary of the Allies’ amphibious invasion of Marseilles and southern France in 1944. Though it stands as a historical footnote to the acclaimed D-Day invasion of Normandy, it played a vital role in the liberation of France and the ultimate defeat of German forces. The operation, codenamed Dragoon, got off to a dreadful start with the suicide of one of the key Allied leaders shortly before the invasion launched.

[...]Operation Dragoon was controversial from the time it was first proposed. The American military leadership and their British counterparts disagreed on the operation. Churchill argued against it on the grounds that it diverted military resources that were better deployed in the on-going Allied operations in Italy; instead, he favored an invasion of the oil-producing regions of the Balkans. Churchill reasoned that by attacking the Balkans, the western Allies could deny Germany oil, forestall the advance of the Red Army of the Soviet Union, and achieve a superior negotiating position in postwar Europe, all at a single stroke.

August 16, 2014

Police Killings in America

Typical biased, breathless bulls**t reporting by the media.
This is USA Today's fecal offering:
WASHINGTON — Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI.

On average, there were 96 such incidents among at least 400 police killings each year that were reported to the FBI by local police. The numbers appear to show that the shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last Saturday was not an isolated event in American policing.
Indeed, on the average, 400 people per year are killed by police officers. But this includes all law enforcement personnel, not just locals. And for USA Today to claim that only white police officers are shooting felons is utter trash. There are 430,000 police officers in the US; over 200,000 of them work in cities with a population of 100,000 and over. This is unbelievable. The US Department of Justice Statistics reports, "About 1 in 4 officers were members of a racial or ethnic minority in 2007..." No black officers exercised deadly physical force?

But the police are not the only ones exercising the use of deadly physical force to defend themselves.
Private citizens are also finding themselves in the same situation where they take the life of a felon.

This chart shows the trend for the number of justified homicides  (always investigated by a grand jury or coroner's inquest) by police and private citizens for the past ten years:

Look at the red trend line. In ten years the increase in the number of justified homicides by private citizens is over two and a half times higher (26%) than the police (10%). And if you examine the two five year averages (2003-2007 v. 2008-2012) the citizen involved killings increased three times faster than those of the police (7% v. 20%).

In one year alone (2011 to 2012) the number of felons killed by citizens increased by 15% (from 270 to 310).

Year    Police  Citizen
2003        373          247
2004        367          222
2005        347          196
2006        386          238
2007        391          257
2008        378          265
2009        414          266
2010        397          285
2011        404          270
2012        410          310
(Source: FBI's UCR Expanded Homicides Table 13, 14 & 15 for 2007 and 2012. 
These tables DO NOT capture the race/gender of the felon killed or the officer involved.)

USA Today then manages to smear turd icing on their news cake with this gem:
About 750 agencies contribute to the database, a fraction of the 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the United States.
Several media outlets have reported on this so called study and none of them indicate where the study can be found or how the database was complied. If only 750 police agencies reported, then I can only assume that some dipshit university professor wanted to do a study and asked LEA's to send him the information. Of course they flipped him off.

What a bunch of crap. There are over 400 police agencies in New York alone that report monthly UCR numbers to the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services which are then transmitted to the FBI. These statistics incorporate police use of force. That's where the feds get their information.

Is this an infallible system? Of course not. But to print that only 4% of all law enforcement agencies report as required is not only reckless, it's libelous.

August 15, 2014

IRS Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Judge

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to today’s order from Judge Emmet G. Sullivan regarding the recently “lost” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which were the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv-1559)):
In an extraordinary step, U. S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan has launched an independent inquiry into the issue of the missing emails associated with former IRS official Lois Lerner. 

Previously, Judge Sullivan ordered the IRS to produce sworn declarations about the IRS email issue by August 11. Today’s order confirms Judicial Watch’s read of this week’s IRS’ filings that treated as a joke Judge Sullivan’s order. 

Judge Sullivan, in his earlier ruling, appointed Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola to manage and assist in discussions between Judicial Watch and the IRS about how to obtain any missing records from other sources. Magistrate Facciola is an expert in e-discovery, and authorized Judicial Watch to submit a request for limited discovery into the missing IRS records after September 10.

Ukraine Attacks Russian Convoy

This is all a Russian plot to interrupt Obama's golf game today. Aha! It will fail!

Putin - you have met your match.
The Ukrainian president said on Friday his country’s armed forces had destroyed part of a Russian military column that had crossed the border in a dramatic escalation of the conflict over Ukraine’s breakaway eastern regions.

President Petro Poroshenko said following a telephone call with Britain’s prime minister David Cameron that “a majority of those machines had been eliminated by Ukrainian artillery” after entering Ukraine’s territory on Thursday night.

Mr Poroshenko said the incident involved dozens of armoured personnel carriers seen by western journalists crossing from Russian territory into Ukraine on Thursday evening.
However, it was unclear whether the military convoy that was attacked was formally under Russian military command.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Nato secretary-general, confirmed that Russian forces had crossed into Ukrainian territory on Thursday night.

“We saw a Russian incursion, a crossing of the Ukrainian border,” Mr Rasmussen told reporters after a meeting with the Danish defence minister in Copenhagen.

“It just confirms the fact that we see a continued flow of weapons and fighters from Russia into the eastern Ukraine. And it’s a clear demonstration of the continued Russian involvement in the destabilisation of eastern Ukraine,” he added.
Well played Ukraine.

More here and here.

August 14, 2014

An Editor Eats Her Own Words

An editor affiliated with Simon & Schuster tried to stifle a book proposal that criticizes the Obama administration.
NEW YORK – An editor who wrote a controversial email explaining she rejected a proposal to publish a book by the platoon mates of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on political grounds has been dismissed, according to her company.
Story here.

This is a short bio of the moonbat.

As publisher and founder of Atria Books, Judith has ultimate responsibility for all the editorial, publishing, and marketing activities of the Atria imprint. Judith believes in creating books that are physically beautiful and that can help to shape the culture in positive, constructive ways. She was the guiding force behind the publishing of the international phenomenon The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (more than 16 million copies sold). Judith is an industry leader in adopting new technologies and developing innovative marketing strategies.

Yep, she just developed another very innovative marketing strategy - she got her ass fired.

The soldiers who knew Bergdahl best speak out:
"There was no way we were going to sit down and be quiet while Obama was calling him a war hero," said Evan Buetow, Bergdahl's former team leader, in an interview with Yahoo News. "We're just trying to tell the truth. It's not my fault this would make Obama look bad."

"We didn't politicize this," added Cody Full, Bergdahl's former roommate. "They brought his parents out at a White House Rose Garden ceremony and presented him as a hero. … Why wouldn't you just have a quiet press release? Why do you have to have a big parade? You don't do that for the parents who have kids who have died in Afghanistan."
I doubt there's time but I hope this book comes out before the November elections.

August 13, 2014

Blame Anime

The Japs obsession with sex dolls creeps me out.

In a few years they'll be holding the first Miss Latex Universe competition. If these things ever reach America, the democrats will want them to be able to vote and collect SSI.

 A Japanese company claims to have reached the next level in developing the most genuine looking sex doll which comes complete with realistic feeling skin and authentic looking eyes.

Orient Industry say their new range of dolls, made from high quality silicon, are so realistic there is very little to distinguish them from a real girlfriend at first glance. 
The dolls, which are non inflatable, are sold under the name 'Dutch Wives', a Japanese term for a sex doll, and adverts in the media boast that anyone who buys one will never want a real girlfriend again.

They sell for just over £1,000 each and early sales indicate they are proving to be a success.

Enough! This screams for some kind of intervention. We must immediately send a division of horny Marines to Japan to reprogram their culture. Show them how it's done, jump start the reproductive cycle, save their race and protect our supply of reliable, inexpensive electronics and fuel efficient autos. This is a matter of the highest national priority.

President Obama... melt down these dolls!

And the company behind the dolls are putting their success down to their realistic looking skin and eyes.

They also come with a selection of clothing to prevent the new owner from having to suffer the embarrassment of visiting a lingerie store.

Potential buyers can also customise the dolls, meaning they can chose the bust size, look and hair colour of their doll.

Company spokesman Osami Seto said: 'The two areas we identified as really needing improvement were the skin and the eyes.

'We feel we have finally got something that is arguably not distinguishable from the real thing.'

Latest models of the dolls include movable joints so buyers can place them in any position they wish.

Seriously, we totally screwed these people up when we nuked them.

August 12, 2014

RIP Robin Williams

What a terrible shame. Robin Williams took his own life. Never saw it coming and I wonder why those close to him didn't either. Failing financially and emotionally the poor soul saw no other way out. I wonder how long it took for him to reach that decision and then do it without his wife or somebody intervening. Could he be that good an actor?

IMHO suicide is a helluva lousy way to self medicate.

August 11, 2014

Feel Good Story Of The Week

Ok jehadis, listen up. Never, ever do th...

Breitbart reports that an ISIS instructor accidentally detonated his suicide belt while instructing a class of splodey dopes.
[...]On Monday, 22 class attendees were obliterated by their teacher/commander who unwittingly detonated his army belt laden with explosives, according to Iraqi army and police officials. Up to fifteen additional terrorists were wounded in the explosion.

The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is fighting the army of the Iraqi government composed mostly of Shiites. They have been connected to bomb attacks throughout Iraq and other areas in the Middle East, and are known for inflaming sectarian violence throughout the region.
Nothing beats a Muslim Go As You Are partayh.

But They're Good At Murdering Their Own...

The poor Palestinian said to his family, "It's a living."

No it's not.

Hamas said to have executed dozens of tunnel diggers
Any excavator who was suspected of collaborating with Israel was killed, Israeli website reports

Story here.

August 10, 2014

They Stink At Fighting and Demonstrating

A handful of Pali sympathizers demonstrating against Israel in NYC's Diamond District (W 47th St and 5th Ave).

Wait until about the 2:00 mark when the pro-Israel supporters show up and eventually take up the entire street.

August 9, 2014

The Chevy Volt

Well she got her daddy’s Volt
And she drove it 'til the battery's dead now.
Seems she forgot all about the warnings
General Motors told her old man now.
And with the Volt pulled in the outlet
She’s charging just as fast as she can now.

And she’ll use the fire insurance fund
When the Volt's electrics turn into Flambé!!

Well the fire department's rolling
'Cause another Volt burst into flames now
(Burst into flames now, burst into flames)
It makes the Great Chicago Fire look like a Roman candle's glow now
(Looks like a candle, looks like a candle)
A lotta firemen try to douse it
But it looks like her goose is cooked now
(The Volt cooked your goose now, the Volt cooked your goose)

And she’ll use the fire insurance fund
When the Volt's electrics turn into Flambé!!
(Fire insurance fund 'cause the Volt's electrics turned into Flambé)

H/T to iOTW

Gender Integration - Is It Worth It?

Here's two stories about the disruptive presence of women on navy warships, the USS  Cowpens and the HMS Portland.

The USS Cowpens:
An ill Navy skipper allegedly shirked his duties by holing up in his cabin on a San Diego-based cruiser for weeks on end — effectively leaving his crew leaderless.

Capt. Gregory W. Gombert was also having an inappropriate relationship with the warship's acting executive officer, Lt. Cmdr. Destiny Savage, according to a recent Navy investigation.

The "unduly familiar" relationship disturbed much of the USS Cowpens' 330-member crew, authorities said.

The results of the investigation, which were reported in U-T San Diego, show that Gombert's ailments should not have prevented him from leading the ship from early January until March.

"The violations revealed by the investigation, especially the blatant abdication of command responsibility on the part of the (commanding officer), are among the most egregious I have encountered in my 32-year career," wrote Vice Adm. Tom Copeman, who is in charge of the Navy's Pacific surface ships.

The HMS Portland:
The first female commander of a Royal Navy warship has been sent home after allegedly having an affair with another officer.

Commander Sarah West, 42, took charge of the frigate HMS Portland in May 2012, but has been sent home from duty after claims she was having a relationship with a male officer on the same ship.

This would breach the Armed Forces’ Code of Social Conduct, which prohibits personnel from having relationships with subordinates if they compromise ‘operational effectiveness’.

While the Royal Navy is investigating the affair, Cdr West, from Grimsby, Lincolnshire, retains her position as commander of HMS Portland.

It is not known whether the male officer is married.

Cdr West recently described herself as ‘single’, having been married to a former Royal Navy pilot in 1998. The pair later separated.

A Royal Navy spokesman said last night: ‘We are aware of an allegation of a breach of the Code of Social Conduct on board HMS Portland, which we are treating seriously.

‘Anyone who is found to fall short of the Royal Navy’s high standards can expect to face appropriate action. It would be inappropriate to comment further.’

Earlier this year, Cdr West said work commitments had got in the way of her love life.

She said in a newspaper interview: ‘I’m really proud to be the first woman but I’m not reinventing the wheel. Lots of women in the services have challenging roles. It’s just that I happen to be newsworthy at the moment.
Sure, it takes two to tango, I am fully and completely cognizant of that. After forty years in law enforcement I realize that people misbehave all the time. But this comment by an alleged female naval officer (Cassidy, A.) drives me nuts:
Women have served on naval ships officially since 1978. We are approaching 40 years of women in the sea services – there is not a person serving on active duty today who remembers a time when women were not on ships. Women on ships are not sirens out to get the left-behind wives’ well-meaning men (see my previous description of my daily appearance). We’re there to work and serve the public according to a deeply felt personal calling.

That said, yes, there are the anecdotes of ill-behaved adults on ships, but adults act badly in doctors’ offices, high rise buildings, teachers’ lounges and other workplaces, too.
A warship is not a doctor's office or a dentist's office or a school. I could care less if the dentist is diddling his hygienist, or if a doctor is banging the receptionist or if the school principal is humping the home economics teacher.

Why don't I care? Because none of these people are entrusted with national security. The lives of scores, perhaps hundreds of personnel are not in the balance if they are distracted by emotional issues prompted by unprofessional attachments.

I don't care if a receptionist is in a pissy mood because she'll never have to participate in the landing of a F/A-18 with bingo fuel on a heaving deck.

A hygienist will never be tasked with concentrating on a sonar return (is that a whale fart or a Russian ballistic sub oh I wanna kill that cheating sonamabitch).

A dentist won't be standing watch looking for small craft packed with explosives in an unfriendly port.

A school principal won't be guiding a tactical operation to land a squad of SEALs off the coast of a hostile nation.

Men will be men; a lot of young men make foolish decisions and a lot of guys are just selfish idiots. They can find enough trouble all on their lonesome without throwing females into the mix. Gender integration is nothing but a surrender to feminist (lesbian) demands to acknowledge their false claims that woman are just the same as men. They're not.

And let's touch on the subject of military pregnancies. It's a real problem.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Just over ten percent of women in the military said in 2008 they'd had an unintended pregnancy in the last year - a figure significantly higher than rates in the general public, according to a new study.

The findings come amid news that the Pentagon will lift the ban on women in front-line combat jobs starting in 2016.

"It does definitely have implications for troop readiness, ability to deploy (and) troops in combat missions if they are potentially at high risk for unintended pregnancy and pregnant women can't be deployed," said Dr. Vinita Goyal, who has studied unintended pregnancy in female veterans at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

[...]The rate of unintended pregnancy - 105 for every 1,000 women - was a small increase over the rate in 2005 of 97 per 1,000 servicewomen. That figure is also 50 percent higher than rates of unintended pregnancy among similarly aged women in the general, non-military public. [Emphasis mine ~ sig94]

"Clearly unintended pregnancy is an important public health problem for everyone. It seems particularly important for the military population because obviously it can disrupt a woman's career," Grossman said.
And this really drives me up a wall. This idiot Goyal is more concerned about the implications of an unintended pregnancy on a woman's career rather than the combat readiness of our nation's armed forces.

I got a career enhancing solution for ya - keep your knees together!

Obama Is Channeling Clinton

From the WashPost:
While U.S. airstrikes and drops of supplies may prevent the terrorist forces from massacring the Yazidi sect or toppling the pro-Western regime in Kurdistan, Mr. Obama lacks a plausible plan for addressing the larger threat posed by the Islamic State. In recent weeks, senior U.S. officials have described the danger in hair-curling terms: The Islamic State forces, which have captured large numbers of U.S.-supplied heavy weapons, threaten not only the Iraqi and Kurdish governments, but also Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. With hundreds of Western recruits, they have the ambition and capability to launch attacks against targets in Europe and the United States.
Well, I guess the Obama administration will worry about that when it happens. Or not.

For now, let's bomb an aspirin factory or two and let it go.