Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kaboom in Kabul

Bloody-minded fanatics have ignited a huge truck bomb and killed at least eighty people in the supposedly safe Green Zone in Afghanistan. The Taliban terrorists have denied responsibility and condemned the attack. Whoever orchestrated the attack must be ferreted out and brought to account.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Time to Forget?

Just because Memorial Day is over, it is never alright to forget or ignore the sacrifices that have been made and are ongoing to secure and vouchsafe our liberty. When I see uniformed military personnel, I have thanked them "for their service to the country" for decades now. It is really the least I can do.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Time to Remember

Memorial Day is a time for sales, but that is the insignificant part. My uncle was killed in a B-24 brought down by the Nazis in World War II- that and hundreds of thousands of other deaths in service to the country is the meaningful part of the day.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Another Bloody Sunday

The blood of innocents will spill today in Syria, Afghanistan, and probably Iraq. Jihadists have attacked in the Philippines as well. Who knows when the slaughter will end?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Solution to Violence

People and governments use force because it is effective. The only answer to violence is sufficient force to stop it.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ban on Bitcoin

If illegal activities on the web are contingent on criminals being paid off in Bitcoin, then would it not make sense for governments to ban Bitcoin?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

No New Reality

I hate to tell you, but we have been living under the threat of jihadi terror since the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. The subsequent and more deadly attacks are just a continuation of a pattern we will have to contend with until we defeat violent Islamism.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

To Eradicate Terror

The Imperial Japanese and the Nazis were defeated in World War II. It took a total effort at he war front and on the home front. That same level of commitment is going to be necessary to vanquish Islamism. All the candle lightings and group hugs in the world will not defeat jihad. Hard men doing hard things will be required to win. Those things will not be pretty and innocents inevitably will die, but that is the nature of war.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Act of Barbarism

Blowing up a bunch of young people including children, who were simply out enjoying a night of music, solves nothing and is truly evil. The bomber killed himself, but those who inspired the mass murder (including those who made the bomb or told the bomber how to make it) must be found and dealt justice.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Time for Peace

With the looming threat of Iran, now might be the ideal time for Sunni Muslims and the Jewish State to forge a lasting peace. The largest part of advancing peace would be to have the incitement against Jews by Muslims cease.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saudis Versus Iran

Iran is the rising threat to the Sunni Middle East, the Jewish State, and really the whole non-Shia world. A stronger Saudi Arabia interested in self-preservation will serve to contain Iran's hegemonic dreams.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Joining Saudi Arabia

In areas where US and Saudi interests coincide, there is no reason not to work with the Kingdom. In the Middle East, the enemy of my enemy can be a valuable ally.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Guilty Politician

Which political leader facilitated the sale of almost a quarter of US uranium to elements within the former Soviet Union? (Hint- it was not Trump.)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Vengeful Prosecutor

I sure would not want to have done something in the past to tick off a man later vested with virtually limitless investigatory power. Robert Mueller is like Leo DiCaprio on the bow the Titanic- he is "king of the world" today.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Watergate Moment

Trump told Comey "Flynn is a good guy". Our dinosaur press sees its "Watergate Moment". Trump did not obstruct justice. You just happen to have a feeding frenzy in an echo chamber.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Totally Fake Media

The Leftist propagandists that comprise the mainstream press are doing all that they can to bring down the President. Do you think FDR might have shared classified information with Stalin that was beneficial in stopping Hitler? Trump, who as President has the power and right to declassify, has done precisely the same by sharing intelligence with Putin to help in the fight against the Islamic State. There is no crime here and no scandal!

Monday, May 15, 2017

The New Director

Trump will need to select someone with unquestionable integrity to lead the FBI. Christ would be a suitable replacement for Comey, but He is apparently otherwise occupied.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Not Much Better

I still have a fever. I can not (do not want to) eat. I am throwing up bile.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Really Sick Blogger

Last night I ordered a shrimp cocktail at a Mexican restaurant. After chills and vomiting all night, I will not make that mistake again.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Impeachment in Cards

There was no collusion between Donald Trump and Russia to secure the US Presidency. The Russians did not cast or count any votes. None of that matters though as there is a feeding frenzy in the press and within the establishment that maybe they can remove a candidate who ran successfully as anti-establishment for the nation's highest office. It will only take a handful of spineless Republicans to join the vicious Democrats to see a duly elected President impeached without any real justification.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The New Question

Is the firing of the FBI director a tempest in a teapot or a Teapot Dome Scandal big enough to sink a Presidency?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

James Comey Ousted

When the FBI Director becomes the story something has gone wrong. Prior to Comey,if Americans could name a FBI leader at all, that would have been J. Edgar Hoover. Whatever Comey did or did not do,Americans were learning Comey's name in the context that he allegedly manipulated the last Presidential election. Comey may be a wonderful and capable human being, but the FBL definitely needed a fresh start.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Waiting on Trump

We may find out we elected another big government East Coast liberal. If Trump creates a single payer (government) health care system, he is little different than Hillary. If Trump sticks to the Paris Climate Accord, he is doing precisely what Hillary would have done. If Trump continues intervention in Syria, he is doing the neo-cons bidding, which is exactly what Hillary would have done. It looks like we must have elected Hillary.

Monday, May 8, 2017

La Belle France

France as we know her is more or less dead. The French police say there are not "no go zones". What they actually mean is that so long as they go in great force, police can still enter certain Muslim neighborhoods, not to patrol, you can not devote that much resource to simple policing, but to investigate a particular terror plot or make an arrest. Tourists are scared (justifiably) to visit a country where people are slaughtered in clubs and groceries or run over and killed by the dozen as they celebrate a public event near the beach. The French just rejected a politician who would have waged the fight necessary to protect them in favor of a politician who wants to "make nice" with Islamists and who, unlike the opponent he and the press and Merkel defeated, is willing to accept more "refugees". France might yet be rescued but only if the mentality of appeasement there is defeated by the realization that self-preservation hinges not on surrender but on resistance.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Filled with Doubt

I wonder how France will fare with an appeaser of Islamist fanaticism in power. Le Pen would have been bad for French Muslims and French Jews but would have saved traditional France and actually stood with Israel against terror. Macron will stand with the Palestinians and continue to try and placate the so-called "refugees" streaming into the moribund EU.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Without a Doubt

Donald Trump is little different on the Palestinian issue than any previous US President. Trump just met with Abbas and had kind words for the bloody-handed terrorist. I think there is almost no chance Trump will follow through on his campaign promise and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump can not pressure the Palestinians to make any concessions, because the Palestinians have no interest in compromise with Israel. They only want to obliterate the Jewish State. Consequently, all US pressure will fall on Israel to give in to Palestinian demands that only make more violence inevitable as the Palestinians are more than willing to accept Israel being chopped up in the stages plan that Arafat always wanted and that began with Israel's withdrawal from Gaza.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lemon and Lime

My two year old daughter really seems to like lemon and lime. We asked for some citrus to squeeze in our waters and the toddler really wanted to taste the fruit. Amazingly, she said she liked it! Who would think a baby would enjoy something that sour?

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Prosperity Illusion

If you could live well on a couple thousand dollars in 1900 and on $20,000 a year in 1950, are we really better off today if we are pulling in six figures? When a car was a couple of grand and a nice home under thirty and one income could easily support a family, were we worse off than now when both parties in a couple working full-time can not even retire their student debt?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Dangerous Job

A gas station clerk was murdered about a mile from my home. I had friends back in college who worked at gas stations. They all experienced armed robberies. It is sad that people trying to make an honest living face that level of threat.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Causing a War

BBC News did a nice whitewash for the bloody-handed dictator of Venezuela. What else would you expect from Leftist propagandists?

Monday, May 1, 2017

Averting a War

I do not know if war with North Korea can be forestalled. I do not even know if it is desirable. Everyday, North Korea edges closer to being able to inflict carnage on the American homeland with ICBMs and possibly nukes. So long as a madman runs North Korea, this development of potentially world ending weapons is intolerable.