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Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has passed away from a stroke. She was 89.
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On this day thirteen years ago, our enemies struck at the heart of our nation.
That day, a campaign against terror began in our people with steady resolve. We began to gather together not just to mourn, but to begin to understand why. Our mistake was thinking that this was some complex act of war, when the truth was they just want us dead. A political ideology cleverly disguised as a religion decided that it cannot let those who do not believe the same ideology exist. War had been declared against Western Civilization. And so, we went to war.
We took the fight to the root, and began a long campaign on two fronts. And we were not alone. Countries who not only lost their own in the attacks but who also saw the potential danger of ignoring the seed of evil now flowering in that desert joined us in the fight. WE WERE NOT ALONE. For a time the world understood that this was an act against civilization, not just one country. And we fought overseas, and at home. We fought the rising tide of fear and distrust, as well as the inevitable slide into ignorance and complacency. And through it all, we stayed strong in the face of indifference and political expedience.
Thirteen years later, the fight that was declared “ended”, though not “won” has flared again with the help of inaction and political correctness. The fear of offending has paralyzed many to the point where they declare that these people are not terrorists. We now have to win wars by winning the heart and minds of people who have been indoctrinated to kill the infidels. This war is not over, it is not ended, and certainly it was not won. Terrorists are still declaring war on us, and killing our people, instigating a genocide and even killing those who they believe not to be muslim enough. And so I ask, when will our government learn?
They want us dead. And they won’t stop until the Western World stops them. Completely.
By now everyone and their dust bunnies is aware of the indictment against Texas Governor Rick Perry. On Tuesday, Gov. Perry turned himself in to be booked, proving to the world that he cannot be intimidated, and that nothing will ever make him look bad. Not even a mug shot.
Within minutes the photo went viral, and inspired several memes around the interwebtubenets. The hair, the tie, the suit, the smirk….. all combine to make the most drool-worthy mugshot of all time. Bar none.
This world is going to Hell and it’s not even bothering to wait for a handbasket.
I don’t need to tell y’all of the recent happenings in the Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Syria, etc. Short of living under a rock, I’m pretty sure everyone here is up to date with the state of several countries and their diplomacies. I’m not sure if that’s a word. However, I am very sure that our State Dept. sucks at it. Our Sec State acts like an over-indulging parent with spoiled children, asking them to behave or they won’t get candy, only to have those same children scream louder until they are given candy to shut them up. And the one kid that behaves and follows the rules is condemned as being oppressive to his siblings and punished. Honestly, I’m surprised our administration hasn’t instructed Israel to pee on itself as it is being attacked. I’m doubly surprised that the United Nations has not demanded a ceasefire from Israel or that they leave Gaza.
You know, it boggles the mind to think that the one honest and good thing the UN ever did together, is the one thing they wish to destroy.
Meanwhile, over by here in our Land of the Welfare and Home of the Undocumented (and I write that with as much snark as I possibly can), our borders are as porous as my broken colander, and just as useful. Children are being used as shields not just in Gaza, but here in the US, as well. You see, no one can be deported if they are with a child. ANY CHILD. The illegal immigrant does not have to be related to that child. The “undocumented” person only has to show up with the child. It’s no accident the influx has been so drastic. And since we are stupid enough to qualify children as anyone under 26, well… we have a problem. But nothing that MS-13 can’t handle, I’m sure.
Sometimes I feel this place should burn to the ground so we can start over.
As y’all know by now, I am a proud Army wife. But that doesn’t mean we are blind to the politics rife in the military.
Bergdahl Is Set to Resume Life on Active Duty
That’s the headline on a NYT article today.
Sergeant Bergdahl’s transfer from the therapy phase to a regular soldier’s job is part of his reintegration into Army life, officials said. He will live in barracks and have two other soldiers help him readjust.
I do feel for the soldiers on this duty. My understanding is, Bergdahl is not well-received.
The investigation into his “disappearance” is still ongoing. But I am irked that the Joint Chiefs support his repatriation, while the investigation is still ongoing. I am not well-versed on military rules and protocol, but this smacks of shining a turd.
I hate debates. As much as I enjoy seeing all sides of an issue, I hate the circular arguments that can result from overly- long debates. Usually the fault lies with the one who feels most defensive on the subject. Ok, with the one who feels. With the end of the SCOTUS session, I knew I was not going to be disappointed on social media as far as arguments went. I did learn to keep things very brief. I have better things to do with my time than spend it going about in circular arguments.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
So, here are a few examples to help y’all shorten the debate so y’all can have time to enjoy.
ZOMG!!! Those poor, undocumented children (who just happen to come across our supposedly secure southern border)!!! We need to bring their families up here so they can be reunited. DON’T BE HEARTLESS!!! ELEVENTY!!!
I have two words for you: Elian Gonzales.
I am sick and tired of having men decide what a woman can do with her body, PERIOD!!!
Can you say, Roe vs. Wade? I knew you could!
No one has any business with what goes on in my bedroom!!!
How quickly they forget Lawrence vs. Texas.
An employer has no right to deny me healthcare!!!
Pesky rule, delaying the employer mandate, huh?
Religious zealots will now control my body. BURN THEM ALL!!!
Those evul democrats and damn Bill Clinton and his pen!!
My birth control is none of my boss’ business!!!
So use your wages to buy your own. Simple, eh?
I hope this helps y’all with any fence-sitters, or maybe a few liberal friends. I got through to my hippie niece on the whole Hobby Lobby issue, so I consider it progress, not progressive
Let’s remember what our forefathers were fighting, against and for.
The time is soon coming when we will need to throw off another despot who clings to his pen and his phone, and provide new guards for our future security. History has taught us this: that she will repeat herself as long as ignorance abounds like putrescent mold upon the fabric of time. And ignorance abounds when we are taught nothing but to feel good about ourselves.
It’s high time we start earning back what our forefathers fought to give us.
By now y’all know so-called “Sgt” Bergdahl is now stateside. You also know Iraq is about to be taken over by ISIS, radicals that make Al Qaeda look like diplomats. You are also aware of the impoverished former Secretary of State’s new work of fiction. This week has been nothing but bad news for this administration. So the only recourse left for our Prez is to go visit a Sioux reservation in the Dakotas.
Six years after he promised to help with conditions in Indian Country.
Seriously, what is this I don’t even….
Go nuts trying to figure this out, because all I can see is our leader
letting helping the world burn.
This weekend brought news of a prisoner exchange brokered by the Obama administration. “Sgt.” Bowe Bergdahl was released as an Afghan POW in exchange for five top Taliban operatives who were being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The stories are coming out, and they ain’t pretty. Whereas the administration is touting this as a necessary operation due to Bergdahl’s health, and/or a triumph in diplomacy to bring home a hero, soldiers who actually served with him and were in country at the time have a different version of Bergdahl. Many military bloggers as well as others have written extensively on the matter, and much better than I can. But I do have one question that I haven’t seen answered anywhere.
If he was against the war, as his parents allege, if he was “disillusioned” with the war, why did he enlist in the first place?
I don’t wish to sound like I have a tin foil hat on, but his father’s comments and Bergdahl’s actions do not seem to add up to that of a soldier taken by insurgents. No soldier I know would take off his gear and pile it neatly even if they needed to relieve themselves, especially in a hot zone such as Sharana. I recall Hubby being in the Green Zone, an area that was supposedly “safe”, and no one was allowed to go outside without the full gear, for any reason. Add to this the fact that once again Teh Prez promised to close Gitmo by the end of 2014 and released these Taliban terrorists without notifying Congress, and you get your spidey senses tingling.
Oh, and what happened to the VA scandals? How odd that they are missing from the front pages of most major news outlets, eh?
This whole situation stinks like an asphalt-baked skunk in summer.
Seriously, the Founding Fathers had to have been on LSD when they wrote it. At least, that must be the reason a county in Virginia is using.
The proposed zoning ordinance limits “group assembly” at residences to 49 people a day. Such gatherings “shall not occur more frequently than three times in any 40-day period.”
In case y’all need a refresher, which I am sure you don’t:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Now, I am sure some clown over in Fairfax County is thinking more along the lines of restricting people from throwing wild parties until 4 AM. But this will affect people who convene Scouting groups, Bible studies, quilting bees, and even PPV parties. As the link states, even an open house for sale would be affected. But if the complaints, and there are very few, are centered on noise or traffic congestion, then why not target THOSE CONCERNS instead the more general “assembly”? And I find the number “49” to be rather odd. Why not “50”? I may be pushing the aluminium around, but isn’t “50” a cut-off for small businesses? It’s a reach, but then again our local, state and federal governments have been reaching for a long, long time. And I don’t put anything past them.
There is no end to the news stories surrounding The Most Transparent Administration, EVAH™ lately. It used to be that the White House minions would wait until 4 PM EST to dump any news. But lately it’s almost as if they are so complacent that they forget to manage the news cycle. I mean, they are just no longer even trying. A massive email dump is given to Judicial Watch as per their FOIA request, and you allow a former Nat’l Security Council spokesman with the attitude of a pimply 16 year old that has been turned down for Prom by his crush to go explain what the administration WASN’T DOING on the night of September 11, 2012?
Who is writing this drama? Nicholas Sparks?
First we learn that The Prez wasn’t in the Situation Room at all during the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, and Planet Hillary was….. not there either. Then Pimples Vietor drops another nugget: he was in charge of talking points for Ambassador Rice, and the talking points were changed from “attacks” to “demonstrations”. Hey, in my world without Common Core math, 2+2=4. But the biggest take-away anyone with two braincells and an axon can get is this: no matter what, the level on incompetence from ALL senior staff, The Prez included, was instrumental in the Benghazi terrorist attacks. People are in dire need of rescue and you can’t be bothered to even be briefed in the Situation Room? Shit, even MSNBC is turning on the administration!
And I can see 2016 from here.