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Ninja bomb…

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That sounds a bit far-fetched,  so perhaps its other nickname,  the “flying Ginsu”,  is easier to understand.  Whatever  you call  it,  it is a small drone-fired missile,  but instead of explosives it has six big blades which shoot out the sides in the final seconds before impact,  shredding everything in its path.

Anything which kills bad guys is a keeper in my book,  and it appears this new weapon allows for an astounding amount of precision  —  just the thing when you don’t have a sniper in place.

 

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May 10, 2019 at 3:12 pm

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I’d smile too…

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…if a beautiful First Lady who actually likes the military  were visiting  my base or ship.   Wouldn’t you?

 

 

 

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December 14, 2018 at 2:55 pm

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Too few good men…

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Hat tip to Ramesh Ponnuru for providing us the link to Mark Perry’s depressing article  on the problems military recruitment is currently undergoing.   And yeah,  that goes for the females as well.

My family has been in America since before it was America,  and every generation has seen military service,  right through to the present.   The current dilemma is largely a result of progressive policies demonizing the military,  the horrors of the modern educational system run nearly everywhere by liberals and progressives,  and idiot parents who produce incurious, arrogant, unfit snowflakes who can’t manage to get their underwear washed and attend a few classes a day without the support of a life counselor and a crying closet.  My parents would have disowned me  if I had been such a pathetic weakling, and they would have been right to.

If you were born in any of America’s ghettos,  you will probably never meet your father,  who your mother may or may not be able to identify. If you live in a progressive city,  you are likely doomed to join a gang for protection since the politicians won’t let the police patrol your neighborhood, or put away the criminals who control the hoods.  But if you can manage to become at least semi-literate,  the military offers you a door not opened for you elsewhere.  Grit your teeth,  hang on by your fingernails and at least get enough education to qualify for the service.  It makes men of many,  and some of them turn out to be very, very good men.

 

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August 22, 2018 at 2:27 pm

A strategy that works…

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During the Obama Administration,  the Iranians harass our ships and even captured a pair of riverine boats and 10 sailors.   Last year there was a 60% drop in such incidents,  and this year there have been none thus far.  That’s  the result  of having a president who won’t tolerate such behavior and is prepared to strike back.

 

 

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July 7, 2018 at 3:15 pm

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Iranians change…

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When His Oneness was in the Oval Office,  Iranian patrol boats habitually harassed U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf,  correctly figuring they were in no danger that Barack Obama would actually retaliate,  even when they kidnapped U.S. Sailors and held them for ransom.

They are not so sure about Donald J. Trump,  and they probably suspect,  after seeing him unleash our military on ISIS,  that the rules of engagement and a lot else has changed.   They are probably correct about that as well.

A great deal has changed within Iran since     Maziar Bahari is an Iranian-Canadian journalist,  who was nearly twelve when Khomeini’s revolution triumphed. At the Oslo Freedom Forum last week,  Bahari touched on what it  was like  to grow up under the Ayatollah.   Only the mullahs will  shed a tear when they are gone.

 

 

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June 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm

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Some Christmas music….

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A group of veterans owns and  operates the Black Rifle Coffee Company.   I haven’t had the opportunity to try their coffee,  their  take on  playing Christmas carols is outstanding!

 

 

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December 26, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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Merry Trump Christmas…

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Pres. Trump upset the press corps by leaving the White House unannounced.   He was going to visit  our wounded  warriors,  having finished with the official  Christmas portrait  and such.    You may not have any military personnel to visit,  either in your neighborhood or at a nearby VA hospital,  but at least you can  think of them  and the sacrifices they make for your benefit.   POTUS held  a video  conference.   I would have just stayed in the deliciously decorated Red Room and probably eaten my weight in goodies.   But one day I’d like to participate  with Wreaths Across America.

Not to worry — Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has already issued all the  necessary permits  for Santa’s worldwide journey.   You can  see here  the travel scramble,  and you can zero in on Santa’s progress   with this tracker.   Never  mind the Canadian  government’s stupidity.   We shall see if the  forecasters anywhere  get this one right.

My home is nowhere nearly  as glamorous  as the White House,  and I’m certainly no model figure like the First Lady,  but I’m a great fan of the Christmas spirit,  and I certainly understand the pull of  one’s home during the holidays.   I do not appreciate the  Left removing  Christ from Christmas,  and I am most curious as to whether  the bones  of a saint currently being examined in Italy are those belonging to a man whose name has been given to Santa Claus.   Unlike  these pets,  I will neither protest the season nor destroy its trappings!

I learned about Christmas the easy way,   not like  Michael Mackinnon.  And while my own display of lights is pretty well limited to battery-powered LED candles in the font windows,  I certainly appreciate those who  lights are  far more lush during this holiday.  I am grateful to Eric Owens for his crisp dismantling of the  fake holiday  of Kwanzaa,  created in 1966 by a violent,  radical black nationalist.   I don’t mind poking fun at liberals,  so Kurt Schlichter’s  comments amuse  me.  I love the Christmas shoutout  I received from Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu,  and I like Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas  message inspiring  and quite personal for a British  monarch.

 

 

 

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December 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm