Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Breakfast Burrito

I’m not a Rule 5 guy, but I’ve noticed that three of my top five posts involve bikini-clad women, and the fourth one is a close up of two women sipping cocktails. Hmmm… But I take comfort that Jesus is still #1.





Your Government Can’t Save You

There’s a serial bomber on the loose in Phoenix. Where’s Heimatlandsicherheit? Where’s Janet Napolianitano? Needle attacks in New York, children setting other children on fire in Florida…

We are an ill society, and no amount of government can protect us from ourselves. If someone wants to randomly shoot into people’s houses, or destroy as many others as possible with his car, he can do it, and get a lot of damage done before somebody intervenes. Someone can punch fellow pedestrians as he walks down the street or snatch a child that has strayed.

That’s life, and it’s why culture, morality and virtue matter more than the number of pie wagon bureaucrats we have on the public taxpayer-funded dole.

The Scott Walker Indictment Thing

What was behind a teary-eyed Fathead Ed Schultz bawling that "Scott Walker could very well be indicted in the coming days?"

Here’s the only halfway credible article I could find. It’s written by a lefty blogger in the normally sane Forbes Magazine: Is Scott Walker Facing Indictment? By Rick Ungar.  There could be something there, but we'll have to wait and see.

Go Army!

I took the kids out to Fort Carson yesterday to see the live fire demo they had prepared for the public.  It was really cool, with lots of static displays.  It started with a 6 humvee convoy coming under attack, exchange of small arms fire, then a blackhawk came in for a dustoff as they towed the disabled vehicle and called in reinforcements to bring down the bad guys.  They fired howitzers and tactical rockets and then two F-16s came in low to bomb an enemy position.

It brought back some memories.  You never appreciate that stuff as you do when you're being mortared and then you hear those F-16s screaming in low, cutting through the sky to bomb the crap out of the perps, and the artillery fire is music to your ears.  It was 90 degrees out and I had goosebumps.

I was more at home as we went through the support tent, since that featured my area of commo:  Radios, computers and satcom.  It was really neat being back in a tactical environment, even if I was merely among the herd of observers that included little kids and grandmas.  I also enjoyed seeing all the uniforms again and talking turkey with the Signal Battalion troops.

Hopefully we will continue to unwind our overseas contingencies and these types of exercises on our own territory will again become the norm.

34 comments:

Always On Watch said...

We are an ill society, and no amount of government can protect us from ourselves.

It seems to me that our society today -- or a significant portion of our society -- has "lost the plot," particularly that of the moral compass. **sigh**

Always On Watch said...

The information about the serial bomber in Phoenix is now linked at Infidel Bloggers Alliance.

Joe Conservative said...

Many years ago, Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG) used to host a great "live fire" demo on Armed Forces Day... I sure miss the Howitzers, Bradley's and M-1A's going through their paces. Maybe there's hope for "next year".

Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...

Obama's irrelevance and incompetence are so apparent that is no longer funny, it's very serious. Even the loyal Obamaniacs have finally begun to discover what a nincompoop fraud he is.
In fact, even Chris Matthews’ leg has stopped tingling.

Ducky's here said...

It was really neat being back in a tactical environment ...

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Too bad that we are strategic idiots. Undoes all the tactical work.

conservativesonfire said...

Fox News has a story today of a New York kindergarten class being taught the song "I'm Proud to be an American" for their graduation ceremony. The school principal came into the classroom while the children were practicing the song and told the teacher to remove that song from the ceremony because the children couldn't be alowed to sing the words "God Bless The USA" because they might offend other cultures.

It's no wonder our culture is in decline.

Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...

Voters are going to send a message to this Man-Child Amateur just like the one we sent to Jimmy Carter…get out of our lives! We need to get this man who is out of touch with mainstream America out of office.

Anonymous said...

Right, support Romney, he has all the answers. What a joke you are

Silverfiddle said...

@ Ducky: Too bad that we are strategic idiots. Undoes all the tactical work.

Hooah!

Ducky's here said...

"I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free ..."

Try parsing that doggerel.
Could be living next to a toxic waste dump but at least he's free. What an idiot.

Ducky's here said...

... but as long as we're comfortable we think we're free.

This is not a nation for deep thought.

Anonymous said...

No surprise those are your top posts.
Politically you are an idiot. Nice to see your readers understand that, and just come here for T&A

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky:

Your last two comments explain why you are such a despised figure in Right Blogistan.

I gave you a hearty concurring "hooah" on your "strategic idiots" comment, and then you go and spoil it with off-topic sour comments. You are an ulcer.

FreeThinke said...

Hey! I'm actually HERE!

Can you believe it?

HURRAY!

~ FT

Silverfiddle said...

Hey Freethinke!

You look exactly as I pictured you!

Finntann said...

@"Could be living next to a toxic waste dump but at least he's free. What an idiot."

I suppose the phrase "Rather a dead Irishman than a live Englisman" is completely unfathomable to you.

You sir, would have been a Tory!

Long Live the Queen!

"They may hold our bodies in the most inhuman conditions, but while our minds remain Free, our victory is assured!"

viburnum said...

Hey FT!

Did anyone ever tell you you bear a remarkable resemblance to Walt Whitman?

;-)

Silverfiddle said...

"All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor:
-- Walt Whitman

Read more at Brainy Quotes

viburnum said...

What do you suppose will satisfy the soul except to walk free and own no superior? ---Walt Whitman

Anonymous said...

Hello again! Moron at play here.

~ FT Whitman ;-)

Anonymous said...

"wait and see"
Some have more intelligence than you and don't have to wait for his indictment. Half his staff have already plead guilty, but of course, that means nothing to you. Thick head

Natsuo (夏男) said...

>three of my top five posts involve bikini-clad women

What do you expect when one of them has a photo of a young Raquel Welch?

Every time I scroll down past the first post, I have to sing a hymn so I don't get distracted.

viburnum said...

Anonymouse: "Some have more intelligence than you and don't have to wait for his indictment."

Sound like sour grapes and wishful thinking coming from those annoyed at having been rejected by the voters of Wisconsin AGAIN.

Of course we can't discount the possibility of the DoJ trumping up some bullshit charges to try and kiss and make up to the Dems and unions that they bailed on.

Silverfiddle said...

Viburnum: I've looked into the Walker thing, and there was some corruption going on when he was a county official, but it remains to be seen what Walker's involvement was, if any.

It's telling that the only information to be found about Walker's supposed involvement is in the leftwing wackadoo sites deep in the fever swamps of Left Blogistan.

There is scant information at standard news sites. Here's one though that explains it pretty well:

http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/john-doe-probe-looms-over-walkers-recall-election-d350951-147517365.html

Anything involving Walker is pure pants-wetting liberal speculation at this point. If he did something wrong he needs to be punished, but so far no evidence.

I hope he comes out clean, that will really make the lefties scream and cry, and we can all laugh at them. Even more than we do now.

Stogie said...

Silver, I see the trolls at Always On Watch follow you over here. Same insipid and irrelevant comments too.

I know what you mean about Rule 5. I too do not post cheesecake pics as a rule, unless there is a story to the pics. Nevertheless, my top hit-getter is one that shows nude pics of Obama's mother.

viburnum said...

Thanks for the extra info.

The link at front made it seem that there was nothing really substantive to go on, but it the prosecutor was being leaned on to push it for political purposes. Most of it sounds like the run of the mill county courthouse shenanigans unfortunately prevalent everywhere, but if Walker's involved let the chips fall where they may.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Somebody needs to find a padded room for Schultz.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

Sounds like you all had a great time watching stuff get blown up. Great news about Scott Walker, suck it leftards.

FreeThinke said...

To Whom It May Concern

__________ OR __________

If the Shoe Fits ...

For those in great pain
Expressing disdain
May oft prove a source of relief.

Showing contempt
Makes churls feel exempt
From the tenets of righteous Belief,

For those who lack humor
Fixate on each rumor
That tells them the mighty will fall,

And steadfastly dwell
On the hope of Hell
For the clever, good-looking and tall.

Pouncing on error
They hope to strike terror
Deep in the heart of their betters,

Who’ve made them feel low
By the virtue they show
With minds unburdened by fetters.

These churls wax pedantic
Whene’er they feel frantic
To prove to themselves they have worth.

What they do is invidious,
So an aura quite hideous
Soon blots out all traces of mirth.



They take what’s euphonious,
Then claim it’s erroneous
With captious and petulant wrath.

This conduct so odious,
Shrill, unmelodious
Irks even the stones on the path.

Each animadversion
Is a form of incursion
That ruffles, then plucks out the feathers

Of birds––especially the dodo––
Who falls prey to the dragon Kimodo
That strikes fear and dismay in all weathers.

These attempts to assuage
A fierce jealous rage
Make it hard to find anything stupider.

The stupidest folk nurse a grudge,
Hold it long, squeeze it tight, and won’t budge,
And that’s the sad truth, by Jupiter!


~ “Ogden Gnash”

Submitted by FreeThinke

Z said...

Blogger Ducky's here said...

"I'm proud to be an American,
Where at least I know I'm free ..."

Try parsing that doggerel.
Could be living next to a toxic waste dump but at least he's free. What an idiot. :

Yes, and truly free people can fix the toxic dump, can't they.
And truly free people don't need people telling them what insurance to buy or what to eat or who makes too much money.
Nothing silly about those lyrics...considering most of the world used to think Americans WERE free. It's only the last few years we've felt like the wall closing in on us and the Mao jackets coming out of moth balls.

Silverfiddle said...

"Yes, and truly free people can fix the toxic dump, can't they."

Bravo Z!

You stated it so well and so succinctly.

FreeThinke said...

I understand that in Red China and the Communist-dominated lands that lie behind what-we-used-to-call The Iron Curtain, where human life is regarded as cheap and expendable, that industrial pollution -- i.e. toxic waste -- far exceeds that of any country in the so-called Free World.

Chernobyl did not occur on Free Soil.

~ FreeThinke

FreeThinke said...

Having just read through the treasury of Whitman aphorisms kindly provided by our amiable host, Mr. SilverFiddle, the following provided a bit of comfort and cheer:

"To have great poets, there must be great audiences"

~ Walt Whitman

That means that you and I must actively participate in the process, or even the finest, most eloquent utterances will fall flat, and die at our feet -- like so many arrows that never reach their mark.

Whitman also advised us always to be curious, but never judgmental.

How many of us could honestly claim to live up to that great ideal?

He may not have thought of himself in his light, but in essence Whitman was one of the most Christian of men, since he understood that Christ's Spirit cared nothing for adherence to orthodoxies of any kind.

To be fully alive is a continual process of embracing challenges with eagerness and curiosity instead of anxiety and trepidation.

"This is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

~ FreeThinke

FreeThinke said...

To be alive—is Power—
Existence—in itself—
Without a further function—
Omnipotence—Enough—

To be alive—and Will!
'Tis able as a God—
The Maker—of Ourselves—be what—
Such being Finitude!


~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Miss Dickinson and Mr. Whitman -- like all the truly great and unique personalities -- might have been cut from the same bolt of cloth.

~ FreeThinke