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This does…

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…my heart good.   I feel no need to apologize for my satisfaction at seeing a bunch  of terrorists  and their weaponry and resources blown to bits.   I thank the Brits for doing a good job.

The steadfast refusal to appreciate  the line from Conan the Barbarian about  crushing one’s  enemies and hearing the lamentations of their women is one of the things which gives me such distaste for liberals and progressives,  who can scarcely bring themselves to utter an unkind word about anyone other than conservatives and Christians.

 

 

 

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October 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

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Fearing Islamophobia…

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If you are worried about the reaction of your enemies,  you are not fighting them,  and you most likely  do not understand  the problem.   What’s the saying — that it isn’t paranoia if people really are out to get you?   Well,   it isn’t Islamophobia when you worry that Islamist extremists are trying to kill you,  because they are.   It would be useful if the ninnies and globalists who populate the Obama Administration could yank off their rose-tinted glasses long enough to change the rules of engagement and allow our military personnel to actually prosecute the war they are being tasked with not fighting.

The USA is one of the most tolerant nations on the planet.   There have been far more instances of violence against Jews than against Muslims here,  despite what His Oneness would have you believe.   And for the million and first time,  Islam means  “submission”,  not  “peace.”

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August 6, 2016 at 10:08 am

D-Day still remembered…

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Have you remembered D-Day?  If you’re a recent product of the public education system,  you may never have heard of it.   Christopher Kelley’s article on  the subject will clue you in,  and perhaps encourage you to join me in a toast to all those young men who dropped from the sky and slogged through the water to save Europe.   Some places still remember them,  and still pay them honor with much more feeling than the perfunctory,  bored speech His Oneness gives on any occasion involving the military or America’s exceptionalism.

War is a terrible,  hideous thing.   But as John Stuart Mill said over a century ago,  “War is an ugly thing,  but not the ugliest of things.  The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.  The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety,  is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

UPDATE:   Too many people have forgotten it,  but  none of these  have.

UPDATE:  Neither has Victor  Davis Hanson,  who places it in an historical context.

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June 6, 2016 at 11:55 pm

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Not sorry…

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James Martin offers a  unique perspective  on the bombing of Hiroshima because his uncle,  Maj. Tom Ferebee,  was the bombardier aboard the Enola Gay,  the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb.   Anyone who has a clear understanding of war knows that both the Japanese and the Americans would have suffered tremendous casualties if an invasion had been carried out.   The bomb caused tremendous destruction,  but it ultimately prevented further destruction and loss of life.

Neither Pres. Harry Truman,  nor any of the Enola Gay crew should have felt regret for their decisions and actions.   It remains to be seen if His Oneness can quiet his knee-jerk compulsion to apologize for America at every turn when he visits Hiroshima.   Anyone taking bets?

 

 

 

 

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May 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm

Pinball ban…

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Did you know that pinball machines were banned in New York City until 1975?   I didn’t,  but discovering that they were banned in 1940 gave me a clue as to why they were banned.   Learn about this interesting bit of history here.

 

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April 9, 2016 at 11:53 pm

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Letter by balloon…

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A  145 year old  letter discovered in Australia’s National Archives has sparked interest.   The missive from a man to his mother  was flown out of Paris by hot air balloon during the Prussian siege in 1870,  and the Archives wants to know what happened to the writer and his family.

How did it get to Australia from its original destination of  Pont-Audemer?    No one knows,  much less how it eventually landed in the Archives collection.   Can you help?

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February 18, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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Sniping ISIS…

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Someone,  perhaps a British SAS sniper,  or maybe an American one,  is picking off  ISIS leaders in Libya,  creating panic amongst the jihadis.   Much like the Nazis,  many of whose principles ISIS admires,  the leaders are perfectly willing to send subordinates to be slaughtered,  but they hold themselves more worthy of life,  and it makes them extremely nervous when their heads begin exploding via bullet from unseen hands.

We should have a thousand of them, eliminating terrorist leaders everywhere.

 

 

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January 30, 2016 at 10:07 am

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