While our country’s self-appointed American monarchs “were on their 23rd vacation or so, the heir to the throne of [Great] Britain and his little brother Harry spent the day on the southwestern coast of England sandbagging a burst wall to protect the property of lowly British citizens. Read more…
Despite the fact that it’s a fundamental principle of leadership, taught in NCO and SNCO schools alike, it’s becoming very rare to see senior NCOs and officers stand up for their Marines. The few leaders in possession of a certain level of “testicular fortitude” (e.g. Gen. Mattis) seem to be being shown the door en masse recently. That’s why I needed to give a nod of respect to Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett, who spoke his mind to Congress at a recent congressional hearing focused on cutting funding to military commissaries. The senior enlisted of three other U.S. military branches were also present at the hearing, however, the Coast Gaurd’s was not present. Read more…
I experienced escalating ridiculousness of the rules of engagement between my two deployments to Iraq in 2004 and 2006. I can only imagine how asinine they have become at this point. When the inanimate property of foreign individuals is of more importance to our government than the lives of our servicemen, we have a serious corruption of priorities. When calls for artillery from our men are denied due to the possibility of collateral damage to civilian property, we have a problem. Read more…
A great idea out of Tennessee that didn’t make it past state legislators. A bill from 2006 would have required towns that generates more than half of its revenue from speeding tickets to use blue-colored speed limit signage. The motivation behind this bill was certain towns that intentionally lower speed limits to unreasonably low levels in order to generate more revenue from speeding tickets. This undermines the purpose of speed limits, which is supposed to be for public safety, not government revenue. But we all know how that goes.
Source: Knox News
Reason Magazine published an article last week reviewing all of President Obama’s failures before U.S. courts. It’s an impressively extensive list for a man who claims to be an expert on American constitutional law. Many of his administration’s arguments fail to persuade even the most liberal judges, including those appointed by his own administration. He can’t even get the support of many judges he put on the bench. Now, that shows you just how ridiculous many of his administration’s positions really are.
- Rush Limbaugh: Obama's Pathetic Appearance on 'Between Two Ferns' Is Devastating to the Office
- Harold Ramis' Penchant for Questioning Authority Trumped Anti-War Leftism
- Betrayed: The Story of Eric Holder's DOJ Attack on Undercover ATF Agent Jay Dobyns
- Watch: Emma Watson Blooper Intro of 'Noah' New Trailer
- RNC: Harry Reid 'Rented' US Senate to Billionaire Environmentalist's Cause
- Researchers Probe Mysteries of Jupiter and Saturn Atmospheres
- The Milky Way and Andromeda --"Are Encircled by 12 Bright Galaxies in a Ring 24-million Light Years Across"
- 'Particle Fever' --A Thrilling New Documentary About the Search for the Higgs Boson (VIDEO Preview)
- "Infinity of Galaxies" --Giordano Bruno's Heresy on 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'
- Strangely Shaped Oceans of Red-Dwarf Planets
- ‘Self-determination doctrine is in the eye of the beholder’
- US uses law on aid to post-coup governments as ‘political football’
- Pentagon whitewashes Gitmo hunger strike as ‘long term non-religious fasting’
- Snowden accuses Senate Intelligence Committee chair of hypocrisy
- Israel 'regrets' killing Palestinian judge deemed 'terrorist'
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Finally Get Identical Login and Lock Screens
- Google Chrome 35 Dev Gets Bookmarks Improvements
- Canonical Finally Promotes New Stable Ubuntu Image
- Nuvola Player Is the Future of Cloud-Based Music Players, New Version Released
- Valve Publishes as Open Source the Direct3D to OpenGL Abstraction Layer from Dota 2
Ron Paul Launches Snowden Clemency Petition
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has launched a petition to grant NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden clemency so he may return home. Russia had granted him amnesty for a term of 1 year, but this amnesty runs out in in 5 months, at the end of July. Paul said of Snowden “[He] sacrificed his livelihood, citizenship, and freedom by exposing the disturbing scope of the NSA’s worldwide spying program. Thanks to one man’s courageous actions, Americans know about the truly egregious ways their government is spying on them.” Edward wants to return to his home but needs some degree of assurance that he won’t be persecuted. Read more…
My Second Wind
If I still have any regular readers left I want to apologize for the two month hiatus I’ve been on. My obligations at work, school and other commitments haven’t left me a whole lot of time left for blogging. Now school is winding down and I will have a month or so off. I hope to get some quality material up on here during that time. I will also make an extra effort to put an update up more regularly even when I’m bogged down with other things. Stay tuned…