Sad, But More Truthful Then I Care To Admit

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Culture | No Comments

Via the always wonderful Onion: Nation Horrified To Learn About War In Afghanistan While Reading Up On Petraeus Sex Scandal As they scoured the Internet for more juicy details about former CIA director David Petraeus’ affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, Americans were reportedly horrified today upon learning that a protracted, bloody war involving U.S. forces is currently […]

Unbelievable. I Am Speechless

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, War on Terrorism | No Comments

I just don’t even know what to say about this. I am speechless. Somebody needs to get Debbie a subscription to the New York Times or show her how to use a computer: This is just flat out staggering. Does Debbie Wasserman Schultz somehow think that story isn’t in the the public already, cacuse it has been […]

Report: Afghanistan Still FUBAR

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Another year, yet another National Intelligence Estimate (NIE). And imagine this, the intelligence community hasn’t changed its mind about the war in Afghanistan: The U.S. intelligence community says in a secret new assessment that the war in Afghanistan is mired in stalemate, and warns that security gains from an increase in American troops have been undercut by […]

This Chart Says It All

Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Government | No Comments

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) lets us know where the responsibility for our growing national debt resides. And funny thing, it isn’t Barack Obama’s fault.

Who Could Have Forseen This

Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in News | No Comments

NATO , via the New York Times, is broadening the attacks: NATO planners say the allies are stepping up attacks on palaces, headquarters, communications centers and other prominent institutions supporting the Libyan government, a shift of targets that is intended to weaken Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s grip on power and frustrate his forces in the field.Officials […]

Republicans Say The Darndest Things

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Opinion, Politics | No Comments

No I am not making this up. In an op-ed today Mitt Romney actually said this: Barack Obama is facing a financial emergency on a grander scale. Yet his approach has been to engage in one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history. I realize Mitt isn’t the smartest guy around and will […]

The Washington Post Editorial Values

Posted by on Apr 22, 2011 in Opinion | No Comments

In an editorial yesterday the Washington Post noted that to balance our budget we can’t cut military spending, cause well, we might need to fight a lot more wars. Even with significant trims in those areas, however, reaching Mr. Obama’s goal would probably require cuts in the size of the Army and Marines beyond the […]

Can This Get Any Worse?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in News | No Comments

Via the New York Times: Nine boys collecting firewood to heat their homes in the eastern Afghanistan mountains were killed by NATO helicopter gunners who mistook them for insurgents, according to a statement on Wednesday by NATO, which apologized for the mistake. The boys, who were 9 to 15 years old, were attacked on Tuesday […]

You Got To Get Kidding Me

Posted by on Nov 20, 2010 in Politics | No Comments

Via the Washington Post: But many residents near Kandahar do not share the view. They have lodged repeated complaints about the scope of the destruction with U.S. and Afghan officials. In one October operation near the city, U.S. aircraft dropped about two dozen 2,000-pound bombs. In another recent operation in the Zhari district, U.S. soldiers […]

I Thought Everybody Knew Powerpoint Is Evil?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Business, Government, Miscellaneous | No Comments

I can’t stand PowerPoint(PPT). It just isn’t an effective way to present complex data. Now it seems the military has clued into this basic fact. “PowerPoint makes us stupid,” Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps, the Joint Forces commander, said this month at a military conference in North Carolina. (He spoke without PowerPoint.) […]