I didn’t watch the Dems clusterf... debate last night, but apparently it was ‘entertaining’ for some folks. Apparently CNN came out for Warren as their choice based on various reports today, and Gabbard got basically kicked to the curb after she called out both CNN and the NYT in her opening statement. The millionaire, the one that bought his lectern apparently misspoke about how long it’s been since folks have had a raise, saying it’d been 40 years. Warren ONLY came under fire from the other candidates, apparently over how to pay for all the crap she wants.

In other news, who cares what LeBron James thinks about the whole China situation? Article, HERE. The NBA had a chance to stand up to China and caved like a cheap suit, because they value MONEY more than actual honesty about the treatment of people in China… Sad, sad, sad.

And Project Veritas is lighting up CNN from the inside. Apparently an individual wore a wire and got a number of ‘interesting’ video/audio recordings of the inside goings on.

In the second Project Veritas insider video segment covering racial bias and it’s effect on coverage at CNN, Media Coordinator Christian Sierra, states, “I think that shootings in poorer areas or, um, minority communities don’t get as much coverage as if they were to happen in a white area.”

Full article, HERE, from

Lastly, I think it IS a good idea to get out of Syria, and Afghanistan, and Iraq… I’ve seen the results of the injuries to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines at Walter Reed and Bethesda. It’s not pretty, and we have been there way too long. Previous administrations have tied the military’s hands with extremely restrictive ROEs, rather than letting them do their jobs (break things and kill people until the other side gives up). Our military isn’t trained as a ‘police force’, and shouldn’t be used as such. And the ‘allies’ haven’t stepped up, forcing the USA to do ALL the dirty work, in a myriad of situations where we shouldn’t even be there.

This coming weekend is my 50th high school reunion, and I’m not sure what I think about that… 50 years??? No way! It can’t possibly be that long, can it? But it is… Sigh…


Musings… — 13 Comments

  1. I agree with U.S. troops pulled from Syria. Too much risk of getting U.S. personnel attacked (ala Benghazi) with two sides and their supporting countries fighting. If U.S. troops would have been attacked, the response would be required and there is a major Democrat talking point in the coming election. U.S. involvement there is what – fighting over sand ? C’mon.

    If Trump were to publicly state a risk of another Benghazi, the story would die in a heartbeat.

    “The risk of U.S. troops in a Benghazi style attack is too high – It DOES make a difference to our administration”.

    The Dems don’t want ANY mention of that story coming back, especially Joe Biden.

  2. I also agree with the pullout in the Middle East — though I might add that it might not be a bad thing to ensure that the one democracy in the area has the tools it needs to at least defend itself. The restrictive ROE thing, though, goes back well beyond the sand box. Same kind of thing happened to us in Viet Nam.

  3. ROE in Vietnam. I was going to comment on that but Ian beat me to it.

  4. Politicians writing ROE goes back to Korea, too. Stupid idea then, even worse now. Bring our troops home.

    I think that covers it.

  5. All- Good points, and yes the ROE in Vietnam was AFU!!!

    Posted from my iPhone.

  6. As soon as we enter troops into foreign conflicts, our only ROE should be ‘We’ll stop when the bodies stop moving.’ Kill, break sh..tuff, crush your enemies, drive them before you (better to run over them with tanks,) and hear the lamentations of the women in the UN.

    As to HS reunions, why, oh, why would I want to see people that spent most of their time beating and tormenting me? Well, maybe if I had a Colt Bulldog in .45-70 or a flame thrower…. (Just Kidding, Oh Government Spooks…)

  7. I’ve never been to any of my HS reunions. I was in the area ONCE, and thought, no, I just don’t care.

  8. Mixed emotions about our action re: the Kurds.
    I was ashamed of my country when we abandoned our Montagnard allies in Viet Nam.
    I know it’s complicated but I hope we withdraw, while fully supporting our Kurdish allies.

    • Amen.

      I trust the Kurds, more than Syrian, Turks or Iraqis.
      They have been better allies than most of NATO.

      Throwing them under the bus is dishonorable.

  9. My HS reunion – and college reunion – folks put everything on the Book of Faces. So I’m spared both the information and the awareness. And I’m only [coughcough] years behind you. That’s only, um, an eternity in dog years.

  10. But among the Kurds are several groups of Marxist terrorists who have launched attacks against our putative NATO ally, Turkey. We shouldn’t be sheltering such. Letting Kurdish Marxist terrorists and Turkish Islamists fight helps reduce the number of both.

  11. if you read the Bible you see that there is always trouble there it is not our doorstep let russia protect its borders and be the strong man in that area. arabia should protect itself also