Monday, April 15, 2013

Double Standard of the Year

We'll do this by tweet:


Also, if you want to read the Gosnell grand jury report, link is nyaw.  WARNING: I can only read one page at a time.  Evil in humanity still exists.  It resides in those who butcher children and kill their mothers, and those with a voice ignoring the crime based on progressive thinking.

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Drone Wars (update)

From my previous post:

"A very comprehensive outline of the events leading to the attack on 9/11 was written by Steven Coll, entitled Ghost Wars. Good read.  Anyhoo, one of the events that stuck with me was Coll's description of how Clinton directed the CIA as opposed to his predecessors.  Mainly, Clinton relied on more remote means for operations, as Bush and Reagan took a more hands-on approach.

I guess the point I am trying to make here is that I pray Obama is not making the same mistake*.  Having people in the field still has its advantages over a more sterile approach, i.e. drones."

Some forward thinking person went ahead and designed clothes that would mask a person's IR signature (h/t Lawfare), rendering them invisible to a drone.  Besides spoofing, this is a very large weakness in drone technology.  While I do realize your average terrorist has no access to the materials necessary to fabricate this kind of outerwear, one should never underestimate the enemy's resourcefulness.   

Interesting note: we have drones called "Predators".  Masking one's IR output can make one harder to locate.  This:



Saturday, April 6, 2013

Weekend Music

This song sums up the swell economic news from this week (e.g., this and this):


Was going to go with Tom Waits' original video, but I think we need to be reminded of the Sesame Street/Mitt Romney kerfluffle from last August to put proper perspective on our current woes.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Roundup

Annals of the 1%
Last week, Obama sent his kids to go ski out in Idaho for spring break*.  Then flew to Miami, came back, golfed and hit up a basketball game in a private box.  Remember folks, he's just like us.  Just imagine the pearl clutching if America's sons and daughters were fighting in a war overseas and anyone other than a Democrat lived like this.  Or we were in a near depression economy.

*Spring break from what?  I can't stand the entire concept.

Easter
On the largest Christian holiday of the year, Google went with....Cesar Chavez.  Bit of a head scratcher there.  No, wait, it isn't.

Your Leftish Juxtaposition of the Week
1) President Obama in his speech on the 2nd amendment:

"If you think that checking someone’s criminal record before he can check out a gun show is common sense, you've got to make yourself heard."

2) 500 Chicago thugs go "wilding", inflicting massive damage:


The incident is chalked up as "mischief".


...I'm beginning to suspect that cities like Chicago, Detroit, etc. maintain a separate plane of existence than the rest of us.  Cultural and economic failures on such massive scale as this cannot go unnoticed unless they occupy a parallel universe.  It's the only scientific explanation.