What should we do with Afghanistan, Iraq etc…

Question was asked about what we should do with afghanistan, Iraq etc. Well, seems Obama is now changing his tune… He was for it before he was against it (all 143 days of his ‘service’ to the country)

To my tiny ass mind it’s real simple…

Iraq?

Do as the Romans would do. We are in Iraq, why’s and hows are pointless now. What’s done is done. Let the historians and philosophers figure that crap out later.

Take ownership of the fact that we are here. Get off the soap box of pseudo high moral fiber and lets start putting some of this to good use on our home turf. Take out the bad guys when/where we can; redo the ROE so our folks can protect themselves without have to make three phone calls, two emails and a partridge… oh never mind… If there is collateral damage, so be it! The terrorist have hidden in crowds to pot-shot us long enough. Once the public realizes they are in danger, I’ll bet they will start dropping a dime on the terrorist in a hurry.

I want to see tanker ships, lots of em. I want the level of the oceans to raise a foot from all the ships coming to Iraq to load up on black gold so that when our folks come home from this shitty place they’re transported back to the 1980’s when a gallon of gasoline was under a buck…

Afghanistan?

We have an airbase in Turkey right? Carriers off the coast right? We have big birds high in the sky with wonderful things for looking at people, right?

Lets use them…

You send the message loud and clear that if ANYTHING looks remotely suspicious, it will be bombed off the face of the planet from 30,000 feet. Remind them they are helpless little roaches who scurry through the hills and we will stomp their guts out. Take off the gloves, quit playing nice and playing by the Geneva Accords- Nobody else is using them, why should we???

I don’t care if we get Bin Laden. I’ll trade his pathetic life for 100,000 acres of freshly carpet bombed countryside anyday. Snake and Nape the poppy fields while your at it. I’ll bet that’ll compel someone to give his punk ass up when they are all starving.

The operational expenses pale in comparison to what is being done now. Bring the boys and girls home. Dying for/from a Haji is a horrible death beneath any AMERICAN citizen IMHO.

Iran?

Iran is typical Arab male bravado. That’s it. It’s. All. Ego.

Anyone who’s been in Iraq/Saudi/the Stans longer than a week has seen how Arab men function. One well placed Tomahawk will shut that little turd up.

You just need a President to back it up. one like. . . Oh, say Ronald Reagan for instance.

Qaddafi made the mistake of thinking he was a bad ass too once. We fixed that for him…

I want my government to start showing me/us some tangible benefits to our occupation of the turd world. Period.

Government is business, pure and simple. If any of us attempted to run a business the way the US government has run for the last six years, we’d of been bankrupt long ago. Both short and long term, what does Iraq have to offer us besides oil that we are too chicken shit as a nation to go after?

Nothing, so lets load up the treasure chest and then leave it to the Israelies to finish off. They’ve certainly earned the privilege.

Europe may bitch and moan, till we sell them oil for pennies on the dollar of what they are paying now. Then they’ll thank us for it.

Oh, and tell the Saudi’s to pound sand and cut the crap or they are next.

If we are truly a superpower, and not a hollowed out shell thanks to the democrats, then lets act like it again!!!

Edumacashun….

Sometimes I REALLY wonder about the people I work with… sigh…

Anyhoo, what got the soapbox back out is the, to me, unbelievable fact that many people do not know what a dirty bomb is!

For starters, it is NOT a suitcase nuke (nutcase maybe, but NOT suitcase)!

Technically they are called radiological dispersal devices (RDDs), and they are a ‘terror’ weapon only as long as people mis-interpret what they really are.

The RDDs are designed to panic a city, not destroy it. Imagine somewhere like LA or Chicago or NYC, if you panic people like the last event did, everything shuts down, police, fire and emergency go to max flap mode and all other services pretty much go in the toilet. All three of those cities have a pretty large criminal population, so looting, and worse would also occur adding to the problems.

Note: MSM has NOT been real good about true definitions, as that would decrease their if it bleeds it leads mentality and ratings.

In truth, an RDD is nothing more that a standard explosive (e.g. bomb) with commonly available radioactive materials (e.g. radioisotopes from medical facilities, and what ever else can be stolen). Not to say it can’t contain serious radioactive material, but that stuff is pretty closely watched.

If an RDD does explode, you will not see the ‘standard’ mushroom cloud, you will not see hundreds/thousands die immediately from the blast and heat wave (remember, standard explosives). The ‘dirty’ isotopes will only be spread as far as the immediate blast debris radius, and some very limited ‘fallout’ of the ‘dirty’ isotopes will occur downwind of the blast site (called the hot zone). Deaths will be limited to the immediate blast zone only, with some chance of XX years downstream some lung cancer from breathing the isotopes from the hot zone. These deaths will be in the 10’s-100’s if people remain calm.

The important thing to remember is DO NOT PANIC- the average uneducated Joe/Jill is going to jump in their car and try to beat feet out of the area in a max panic, inducing gridlock, who knows how many fatalities, etc.

You best bet is to remain in your home/office under cover until the incident is over and the winds have blown the ‘dirty’ isotopes clear of your area (always helps to know which way the wind blows from your office and home).

Read and learn! The more educated you are about the threats, the more reasoned your and your families responses will be and the better chance of surviving without any injuries…

For more info- National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events CREATE ; Domestic Nuclear Detection Office DNDO

Kicking soapbox back in the corner… Now back to the regular BS…

sigh…

Great Blog…

Go over an visit Brigid-A Celtic gal who loves to cook and shoot and write and travel – with a badge and some guns and lot of open space.

You will enjoy it!

Management Styles…

First- I like the 4th of July. As a Captain I was once stationed with in an unnamed third world sh!t hole years ago use to say, “I love Independence Day, the fourth of DAMN Jooool-ly! It’s the best holiday ever, and it’s the whole reason we exist as a nation today!”

That old Capatin had a point!

Now on with the management quiz… Does any of this sound familiar?

(1) Insist on doing everything through “channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.

(2) Make “speeches.” Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Illustrate your “points” by long anecdotes and accounts of personal experiences. Never hesitate to make a few appropriate “patriotic” comments.

(3) When possible, refer all matters to committees, for “further study and consideration.” Attempt to make the committees as large as possible – never less than five.

(4) Bring up irrelevant issues as frequently as possible.

(5) Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions.

(6) Refer back to matters decided upon at the last meeting and attempt to re-open the question of the advisability of that decision.

(7) Advocate “caution.” Be “reasonable” and urge your fellow-conferees to be “reasonable” and avoid haste which might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on.

(8) Be worried about the propriety of any decision – raise the question of whether such action as is contemplated lies within the jurisdiction of the group or whether it might conflict with the
policy of some higher echelon.

Sound like somebody you know or work with???

You won’t believe where this came from…

The Office of Strategic Services, WW II-era precursor agency tothe CIA, had these helpful management tips to offer back in the day to use for SABOTAGE of businesses!!! Don’t believe me? Here’s the link , page down and down load the attachment- OSS simple sabotage manual!

Ye Haaa… Talk about an E ticket ride…

This video is from an airport in Brazil known for it’s severe crosswinds…

Boeing and Airbus use it to test side loading and stresses on landing gears. This is a place where the company test pilots REALLY earn their pay!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!!!!

Well, this det is almost over, two more days of herding cats and I can go home and get some sleep! Yea!!!

I just have three words of advice for those who come to Hawaii-

Sunscreen you Idjits!!!

Geez… It’s bad enough when the ‘adults’ get crispy crittered, but when you see the kids sunburned (I’m talking red as a beet), you just want to kick somebody’s ass!

sigh…

YES!!!!

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense, the justices’ first major pronouncement on gun control in U.S. history.

The court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment.

The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms restrictions intact. The court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791.

The amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The basic issue for the justices was whether the amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns no matter what, or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia.

The decision was that the right of the people, as used in the first, second and fourth amendments stands as a right for ALL people, not just the militia. Also, since the first and fourth amendments have been ‘updated’ to reflect current technology, the ruling states that current arms are legal under the second amendment!

This is a GREAT ruling in that it allows us to keep our arms in the home for self defense!!!

Thanks to the SCOTUS for standing up for us against the LWL!!!!

Idiots are everywhere…

I was out working and we were headed back to the beach when we saw an interesting sight out the door…
Now bear in mind, this is a number of miles at sea. The idiot on the jet ski decided he would run in on the submarine as it headed back to port. As he came closer, we just watched and waited to see what would happen.
All of a sudden, the jet ski slowed down and we figure he finally realized that they were watching him… Our guess is he realized that maybe, just maybe, this was NOT a real good idea, and he was out weighed by a ton or two…
As soon as the jet ski slowed down, the sub pulled it’s pipes down and went on it’s way. We dipped down low enough to make sure the idiot had not run out of gas, and we headed back for the beach and let the Coasties know they needed to go write a rather large federal ticket.
Why is it people are SOOOO stoopid on vacation???
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What’s missing???

What’s missing in Iowa?

The place is flooded, homes and lives are in ruin and Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson et al are nowhere to be seen. Wonder why???

Every photo I have seen shows people working to save their stuff, to my knowledge no one has cried for the government to save their ass, no looting no shooting. What’s missing, why is this so different than New Orleans???

Simple, these people work for a living and don’t live off the government dole…

You ain’t gonna like losing…

“You ain’t gonna like losing.” -Author unknown

President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq Bush’s mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not.

Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression. The country was steeled by the hardship of that depression, but they still believed fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their leaders, so it was the people’s duty to back those leaders.

Therefore, when the war broke out the people came together, rallied behind, and stuck with their leaders, whether they had voted for them or not or whether the war was going badly or not. And war was just as distasteful and the anguish just as great then as it is today. Often there were more casualties in one day in WWII than we have had in the entire Iraq war. But that did not matter. The people stuck with the President because it was their patriotic duty. Americans put aside their differences in WWII and worked together to win that war.

Everyone from every strata of society, from young to old pitched in. Small children pulled little wagons around to gather scrap metal for the war effort. Grade school students saved their pennies to buy stamps for war bonds to help the effort. Men who were too old or medically 4F lied about their age or condition trying their best to join the military. Women doubled their work to keep things going at home. Harsh rationing of everything from gasoline to soap, to butter was imposed, yet there was very little complaining.

You never heard prominent people on the radio belittling the President. Interestingly enough in those days there were no fat cat actors and entertainers who ran off to visit and fawn over dictators of hostile countries and complain to them about our President. Instead, they made upbeat films and entertained our troops to help the troops’ morale. And a bunch even enlisted. And imagine this: Teachers in schools actually started the day off with a Pledge of Allegiance, and with prayers for our country and our troops!

Back then, no newspaper would have dared point out certain weak spots in our cities where bombs could be set off to cause the maximum damage. No newspaper would have dared complain about what we were doing to catch spies. A newspaper would have been laughed out of existence if it had complained that German or Japanese soldiers were being ‘tortured’ by being forced to wear women’s underwear, or subjected to interrogation by a woman, or being scared by a dog or did not have air conditioning.

There were a lot of things different back then. We were not subjected to a constant bombardment of pornography, perversion and promiscuity in movies or on radio. We did not have legions of crack heads, dope pushers and armed gangs roaming our streets.

No, President Bush did not make a mistake in his handling of terrorism. He made the mistake of believing that we still had the courage and fortitude of our fathers. He believed that this was still the country that our fathers fought so dearly to preserve.It is not the same country. It is now a cross between Sodom and Gomorra and the land of Oz. We did unite for a short while after 9/11, but our attitude changed when we found out that defending our country would require some sacrifices.

We are in great danger. The terrorists are fanatic Muslims. They believe that it is okay, even their duty, to kill anyone who will not convert to Islam. It has been estimated that about one third or over three hundred million Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists cause… Hitler and Tojo combined did not have nearly that many potential recruits. So… We either win it – or lose it – and you ain’t gonna like losing.

America is not at war. The military is at war. America is at the mall…

We REALLY need to turn this attitude around, but I don’t see it happening.

In Australia, the new liberal PM Rudd, is cutting support to the military because they have too many people supporting them, vowing to cut back to 15,000 total civilians to support the military. His rationale? More money needs to go to ‘social programs’… The next set of cuts being discussed is in active forces, which are ALREADY understrength!!!!

I am afraid if Obama gets in, we will see the same mentality, putting us even further under the gun than the military already is.

Answering Machine…

Too bad no school has the balls to actually put this up…

Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all the options before making a selection:
To lie about why your child is absent – Press 1
To make excuses for why your child did not do his work – Press 2
To complain about what we do – Press 3
To swear at staff members – Press 4
To ask why you didn’t get information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you – Press 5
If you want us to raise your child – Press 6
If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone – Press 7
To request another teacher, for the third time this year – Press 8
To complain about bus transportation – Press 9
To complain about school lunches – Press 0

If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behavior, class work, homework and that it’s not the teachers’ fault for your child’s lack of effort:
Hang up and have a nice day!

If you want this in Spanish, move to a country that speaks it!