The Pruitt-Igoe Canard

23 07 2014

Soulard

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency leaving the old arsenal at the foot of Arsenal Street after all.

There are six finalists for its new home.  I think we can already vote Mehlville and Fenton off the island, because there’s no strategic advantage to going there, that and there’s an outside chance that the land where Chrysler used to be in Fenton is being saved for a new Rams stadium.  Weldon Spring would put it next to the St. Louis NOAA office, and that’s somewhat intriguing though not structurally relevant, but it also puts it in Ann Wagner’s Congressional district, so Obama no likey.  The Airport would put it next to the Airport (obviously) and Boeing, but I don’t see the huge advantage in having the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency next to a military jet factory.

I think that the political steam is pushing heavily in either Scott, a military base would be a very good fit for an agency that is in the Department of Defense, and remember Dick Durbin is Assistant Senate Majority Leader, the state’s other Senator is a RINO  that votes the way Obama wants quite a bit, and Scott’s Congressman, Bill Enyart, is a Democrat from Belleville, or, the location the P-D wants, the old Pruitt-Igoe.  Putting it there would make Francis Slay, Lazy Clay and Claire McCaskill happy, and would close the loop in what is now widely interpreted to be a progressive-left policy failure, with “Pruitt-Igoe” being a punchline.

 





Der Ganze Balkan Ist Nicht Die Gesunden Knochen Eines Einzigen Pommerschen Grenadiers Wert

7 07 2014

Taiwan

I’m reading this, and I’m thinking to myself:

Everyone here is missing the obvious question:

What is even the desirability of such a battle?

Are we to sacrifice the increasingly precious and rare lives of white American men over the question of which kind of gooks get to rule over a gook island?

I’ve been saying in this space for awhile that, while we still can, use the bargaining chips of both Taiwan and American naval hegemony in the far western Pacific in negotiations with Beijing as a means to settle all or some of our debt to them.

Whether that happens or not, that doesn’t change the fact that the whole of the Balkans is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.





Zomg Sky Is Falling

28 06 2014

The Pentagon

Yeah, so?

If only 29% of 17-24s qualify to be in the USAF, then we’re good.  Because, short of a conventional all-encompassing world war involving traditional ground warfare, and it’s doubtful that we’ll ever have one of those again, nowhere near 29% of 17-24s will be or be expected to be in the military.

Besides, from what I see, all that matters in today’s USAF is if you’re transgender and have the ability to fly drones via remote control.

And also, if the missive here in the WSJ is to be believed, reading between the lines, the problem has far more to do with all our vibrant diversity.





Uncontrolled Burn

4 06 2014

Washington, D.C.

Rare:

During an appearance with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, reporter Chuck Todd detailed how the White House was blind-sided by the public’s reaction and new information surrounding the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“What’s caught the White House off guard here, they were expecting Gitmo criticisms of the detainees that were chosen. They did not expect this criticism of the attempt to go get Bergdahl in the way that it was done,” Todd said.

Mitchell theorized, and Todd agreed, that the White House must have thought the military community would finally rally around the Obama administration for freeing the final POW from Afghanistan.

Todd tracked the Democratic disappointment: “On Sunday, I think they thought there would be some euphoria around this. That there would be a rally around the flag. That didn’t happen.”

So it looks like it was a planned diversion to get VA off the headlines.

Before reading this, I would have panned that theory simply because it was a silly thing to try to make me believe that Obama would try to create a controlled burn to distract from a scandal that, compared to all his other scandals, is the least his fault, by creating one that’s entirely his doing.  After reading this, I now realize that the Obama White House is such a bubble so averse to the reality outside of itself that it might as well exist inside the event horizon of a black hole.  Obama probably thinks that turning traitor and defecting to the Toweliebahn is a virtue, and thinks that everyone else thinks that simply because everyone he sees within his event horizon bubble thinks it.  He probably had no clue how badly this would play in the plain ole regular universe where Newton’s and Kepler’s laws are good enough.

As this scandal metastasizes, the big unspoken loser will be Hillary Clinton.





Can’t Hide

3 06 2014

South County

If this was Cochran, I would not have been surprised at all.

But I would have thought that Koch would have been better off, simply because of its distance from Bell Curve City.





Everything’s A-OK

30 05 2014

Jacksonville, Florida

220px-Corrinebrown

Of course there are no problems with the VA hospitals in Florida.  That’s because most of the people that work there look like her.

What’s that you say?  Old white vets are dying because they’re on the contrived waiting lists for too long?  Why should she or any of her ilk care about that?  They’re old white people, after all.  They need to die.  The Oprah said so.





Icy

28 05 2014

West Point, New York

And how would you feel if your ultimate reward for the most difficult four years of your life thus far was having to listen to a politician give a campaign speech?

 





You Call Them “Vile Ingrates”

26 05 2014

BRA

I call them “black people.”





VA WTF?

22 05 2014

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

Timing couldn’t be better for this.

Got a piece of snail mail from the VA today addressed to your snarky blogmeister.  The letter thanked me for my service, then proceeded to inform me that medical care provided for the VA complies with the Affor-DUH-Bull Care Act, aka ObamaDontCare.  It also included a color booklet along the same lines, with the personal narratives of various people, they were all suggestively either black or Hispanic, about the great care the VA provides, and along with that a paper application for VA medical benefits and a BRM to send it in.

There’s just one little problem.

I’m not a vet.

So why does the VA think I am?

Which leads me to my next question:  If this non-vet got this mailing, then it’s likely that other non-vets got it, too.  Is the VA on the sly trying to get non-vets to sign up for VA health coverage, maybe to goose up the number of people on it to create a political buffer against eliminating it, considering the current VA scandal?





Not Controversial Enough

21 05 2014

South Florida

Rush:

Left to their own devices, these people would spend money without any regard for the consequences, in a fiscal sense.  So why do they not actually spend it on doctors?  And here comes the controversial answer:  That’s not the purpose of government.  The purpose of government from the left’s standpoint is not results.  If it were, LBJ’s Great Society wouldn’t be a dismal failure.

Remember, we’re not supposed to look at the results of liberal programs, are we?  There aren’t any that are successful.  Every social program to come down the pike that the Dems, liberals have authored, has busted up minority families, destroyed the border system in this country.  I mean, it’s a disaster.  The social fabric, the cultural rot taking place in this country is again the result of policy put in place by Democrats.  But with what?  Good intentions, yes, we are only supposed to judge the good intentions.  Social Security, Medicare, War on Poverty, you name it, all of ‘em are disasters, and because of that, we’re only supposed to look at the intentions.

So again, let’s come to the VA just to pick — and this would be true of any agency.  When it comes to the VA, results are really not the purpose of government.  What does a liberal want to run government for?  Power, exactly right.  Growing government.  The caller, the doctor, the good doctor had it right.  They spend the money on what?  Themselves.  They hire more of them.  They hire more administrative employees.

That’s not controversial enough, so I guess I have to be the one to fill in the rest of the blanks.

The purpose of the VA is to be an employment agency for otherwise unemployable black women.  And if vets just happen to get a little bit of good health care every now and then?  Well, it’s icing on the cake.





Mad About VA

21 05 2014

Washington, D.C.

Obama is said to be mad about the VA scandals.

Well, Mr. Obama, get your ass off the golf course and do something about it.

While you’re at it, you can afford one or two fewer fund raisers, parties or vacations to make some extra time on your oh-so-busy schedule.

Now I see that Cochran is now figuring into the VA scandal in the eyes of the national media.  The former department head of psychiatry at Cochran was a bullied and intimidated whistleblower.





The Unarmed Army

3 04 2014

Killeen, Texas

Should they?  Duh, yes.  After all, it’s the ARMY, which implies arms.

Why aren’t they?  Well, considering who’s writing this blog post and on which blog it’s being written, I think you know what’s coming.

Because the Army is both the blackest and most Hispanic branch of the Armed Services, and the military has a huge problem with black and Hispanic gang bangers on the inside.





Twists, Braids, Dreadlocks and Cornrows, Oh My!

1 04 2014

The Pentagon

Cue disparate impact in three, two, one…

I don’t think they’ll have to worry for very long.  After all, black women were Obama’s most reliable voting constituency both times.





They Learned Nothing From Nidal Hasan

31 03 2014

KCMO

FNC:

FBI, US military in hunt for one-time recruit planning ‘Fort Hood-style jihad’

The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.

The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad.” Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.

Okay, so after Fort Hood, done by someone surname Hasan, why would you willingly recruit someone with almost the same surname, with “Muhammad Abdullah” before that, into your Army?

Oops, I forgot.  Ole whatchamcdoogle said that losing diversity would have been a way more tragic loss than all the people Hasan assassinated.

UPDATE 4/1

Jawa Report has some info about Booker/Hassan.

 





WWT

13 03 2014

San Francisco

Who better to wage World War T than Ts themselves?

 





Diversity, Part 2

25 02 2014

Colorado Springs

First it was..

And now it’s…

sheffey

Maybe all those Army cutbacks won’t be such a bad thing.

Except they won’t be cutting out these kind of people.

H/T True News USA.

 





Diversity

16 02 2014

Spokane, Washington

powmia

I’ve heard that a lot of black women really want a white man.

I didn’t know they wanted one this desperately.





I Have Answers For Jim Inhofe

5 02 2014

Spanish Lake

inhofe

I can answer part one for him.

Stand around the entrance to the joint, formerly on Page Avenue in North County, now on Dunn Road near 270 and 367, around starting or quitting time, and see what comes streaming in or out of the joint.

As for the second part, the answer is ultimately nothing.  Because…affirmative action.





Whack-a-Mole

10 12 2013

Central African Republc

One might call it “hot spot policing” on an international scale.

Sorry, you’ve got to be both a St. Louisan and well versed in local affairs to get the gag.

Get ready for “refugees” from the CAR to be resettled here.





Dana Point

2 12 2013

Washington, D.C.

Milbank in WaPo:  Bring back the draft.  If not a hard military draft, then a soft social service draft.

I think he’s really grasping at straws for a rationale.  He’s trying to say that if there was a draft, then there would be no opposition to Obama, that everyone would love diversity, that the zeal for useless foreign wars would be dampered.  Or, something like that.

What I think he really wants to say but won’t is that he wants state action to paper over young adult unemployment in order to head off social unrest that is often a result.





It’s Affirmative Action

21 11 2013

Washington, D.C.

WaT:

Congress finds shortcuts, eyes cover-up in handing out security clearances

The federal agency charged with screening employees for security clearance offered hints about how to cut corners, and its lax policies could have led to the clearance the Navy Yard shooter needed to access the base, the House’s top investigator said.

Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his staffers have come across verbal and written policies from the Office of Personnel Management that indicate the security clearance process was short-circuited in the case of Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard shooter.

But Mr. Issa says OPM is refusing to turn over those documents and allowing them to be viewed only behind closed doors. If he doesn’t have the documents by noon Thursday, he said, he will issue a subpoena.

Mr. Issa said he thinks the agency is trying to protect itself from embarrassment from questions about the clearance process for Alexis and for Edward Snowden, the former contractor whose leaks have exposed some of the government’s most secret spy programs.

It’s not a mystery to me.





Post Traumatic Reality Disorder

2 11 2013

Amurrika

If PTSD among current or former but recent service personnel is actually increasing, if it’s not a matter of our being sensitive to the diagnosis, I have a theory about why it’s happening.

That’s because they grew up playing war simulation video games, but when they got to do the real thing, they found it that it wasn’t as neat and clean as it was on the Play Station.  The blood, guts, gore, casualties and deaths are real, very real.

Discuss.





Prosecution Rests

25 10 2013

Colorado Springs

AP:

‘So help me God’ optional in Air Force honor oath

Air Force Academy cadets are no longer required to say “so help me God” at the end of the Honor Oath, school officials said Friday.

Fe fi fo fum, I smell the blood of some knave/loser who runs around in his parents’ basement clad only in his underroos doing political activism from his iPad.

Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation…

Okay, I was wrong about the underroos, and the parents’ basement thing.

Other than that, the prosecution rests.





See, Blogmeister Told You So

27 08 2013

Nebraska

Let Chuck Bagel be confirmed as Defense Secretary, some of our people said.

He’ll keep us out of wars in the Middle East, some of our people said.

The JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZ hate him, so he must be good for us, some of our people said.

Halftime score:  Your Ever-Lovin’ Blogmeister 1, Some of our JOOOOOOOOOOOOO-obsessed people, 0.

 





Draft Card

6 08 2013

The Bronx

Leaving the whole legally proscribed versus illicit paradigm aside for the sake of discussion, how is this any different than a military draft?

Sure, if Uncle Sam drafts you, and you don’t show up, they’re not going to ransack your family’s domicile.  But they just might send you to Leavenworth.

As late as a few centuries ago, conscription was commonly more instant and immediate than having a draft card and seeing if your number was drawn.  You could be the young adult son of a farmer, and you could be in town to get some chores or business or trading done.  Some quartermaster for His Majesty’s Navy could spy you, figure you for a good sailor, and seize you right then and there.  And by the time the night is over, you’re on a boat on your way to Barbados instead of taking your parents’ tailoring back to the farm.  And that’s hardly an extinct paradigm:  In the last decade, the Russian Army on any number of instances kidnapped young men straight off the streets and inducted them into the Army.





There Is Still Honor Among Young People

3 08 2013

Charlevoix, Michigan

mich5k

Both of them.

Scary:  I’m older than both of them combined.





America Last

27 07 2013

Washington, D.C.

Politico:

GOP hawks: This will not stand, Rand

(snip)

New York Rep. Peter King said this week that he will explore a 2016 presidential run to wrest control of the defense debate from small-government advocates such as Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, and warned that an America-first candidate would stand little chance of defeating Hillary Clinton.

I call this an implicit confession.

(But don’t take your eye off the immigration ball)





On the Wings of a Turtle

23 07 2013

The Pentagon

FNC:

Lawmakers battle over push to create military ‘chaplain’ for atheists

Members of Congress are set to square off over a push to create military chaplains for people who do not believe in God.

Pardon me, but the very concept of atheist clergy makes as much sense as wings on a turtle.  The prefix “a-” in “atheism” means “the absence of,” and indeed, atheists have faith in the fact that there is no supernatural power or extranatural source of spirituality.  The absence of God implies that there should also be an absence of clergy and also chaplains.





Twelve Billionaires

23 07 2013

Syria

Pony up;  If we do a no-fly zone over Syria, it’ll cost us a gigabuck a month.  Which means the Yankee government better find twelve billionaires and take everything they have, and that should cover it for a year.

All that to intervene in what is basically a matter of inbred/extended Arab/Levantine families fighting over a parcel of land in the Middle East not much larger than Missouri.

Don’t blame me; I worked for and voted for the guy who wanted to keep us out of this mess.





Be All You Can’t Be

8 07 2013

Aberdeen, Maryland

Of course.  This is the same military that persecutes soldiers that eat Chick-Fil-A but loves them some LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH.

I would ask them once they throw out all the straight white men, who they expect to win all their wars for them.  Then I remembered we don’t actually fight wars with soldiers anymore, we do it by push button remote control with mega-supersize model airplanes.








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