Death to the Invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetles

Clearly the greatest threat we face. God help us.  

Why does the Marine Corps Maintain the Standard?

I happen to be a tried and true Cavalryman that loves his jarhead friends to death.  I never wanted to be a Marine, but with how the Army is pursuing the integration of women into the teeth of her fighting force tells me so much.  Women only make up 14% of the Soldiers in the Army, so what is the point? The Marine Corps will not degrade the standards, but they will allow women to join them.  So far, no women have it made it past week 3 at IOC. The Army seems to want their test to be Ranger […]

A fable on why information network security matters

Fabulists are writers of fables. A fable is story that drives home Very Important Lessons to be learned by the reader and listener. Fabulists work in three locations: Broadway, Hollywood, and Washington, DC. Last week the news was of Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email network to conduct Official Government Business. Given the nature of Hillary’s job, Secretary of State, and that she was given access to the most highly classified information in the US of A in order to conduct her job, there are Very Important Lessons to be learned here. I know Hillary’s Fixers have begun a defense, and the […]

For But a Moment, Old Glory came down

So last week a group of UCI students passed a piece of legislation that took down the American Flag from the the student government work room or lobby, to which I’m unsure.  Since apparently Old Glory breeds intolerance and represents Imperialism.  The bill’s author, Matthew Guevara, I wonder if he understands irony. You see, a distant cousin of his somewhere down the line of centuries ago was Ernesto Guevara de La Serna, whom we all know as a doctor, but more so as a murderer.  His face became a symbol of rebellion, see the El Che shirts everywhere.  I wonder […]

Leadership Quiz

1. Does your plan require a Hero to make it work? A “Hero” is defined as one person, and one person only, whose action creates success. 2. Does your plan resemble the business plan presented by the Underpants Gnomes? 3. Does your plan require your competitor to play nicely? 4. Does your plan require critical thinking skills? If you answered yes to any or all of these, you have a future in our State Department, where Miracles exist, and America is always a loser! Not that you’ll ever know, once the internet is gone and you’ll only have MSNBC for […]

The Case of Major Golsteyn’s Silver Star

DaveO brought this up a few days ago– “Afghanistan War Hero Stripped of Silver Star”– and George W ’64 is one of several who have mentioned it too. It’s a true story of heroism and treachery. From the original article, we learn that: [Then] Capt. Mathew L. Golsteyn was leading a Special Forces team in Afghanistan in 2010 when an 80-man mission he assembled to hunt insurgent snipers went awry. One of the unit’s five vehicles sank in mud, a gunshot incapacitated an Afghan soldier fighting alongside the Americans, and insurgents maneuvered on them to rake the soggy fields with […]

Getting Medieval

Recently ISIS  announced that burned one of its hostages alive. This was done while the terrorist army claimed the man still alive and worth exchanging. Burning to death is slow, painful, brutal. It isn’t a bullet to the head or the snap of the neck when the rope goes taught.  And, ISIS was not dealing in good faith. Not to be outdone when talking in bad faith,  President Obama, when it came his time to speak at the National Prayer Breakfast, took the time remind the Christians in the audience, adherents to Reformation, Counter-Reformation and Vatican II, that 600-800 years […]

Former DIA Chief Criticizes Administration (w/ Transcript)

Sent in over the transom today– Ex-DIA chief Flynn goes into opposition against Obama Administration on ISIS: It is striking to me how many security officials have gone public against this administration after leaving. This is not a normal pattern, and by this point amounts to a non-partisan indictment of how Obama’s White House has dealt with a variety of national security issues. Among other things, it makes me appreciate the restraint that the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, must be exercising on a daily basis. Well, maybe they’re disgusted at what they see, huh? […]

Zero for Twenty-nine

Thanks to USMC0802 who sent this in– *** The Marine Corps spokesperson, Captain Maureen Krebs, told the Free Beacon that the two officers, “did not meet the standards required of them on day one in order to continue on with the course.” Fifteen male officers also did not meet the standards. Of the 118 officers who began the course, 101 proceeded to the second day.   *** Doesn’t make them bad people or bad officers. But it doesn’t happen by accident. May the Corps hold the line here. The Marines have pledged to be the most ready when the Nation is […]

“They Fired the Wrong Guy”

This just in from Cop-Turned-Bureaucrat, regarding Hagel etc., “Failure of State: They Fired the Wrong Guy”– The firing of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense raises more questions than it answers. Is it correct to blame military failures on the military establishment when the executive has not articulated a foreign policy based upon clear and sustainable national interests?  Is it proper to criticize the Secretary of Defense for discussing foreign policy issues when the Secretary of State has failed to bring forth a coherent foreign policy? The state of play in Washington, not only currently, but over the last decade, […]