Thursday, August 21, 2014

Criminal Investigation as Terrorist Deterrent

I'll have to come up with a new tag to classify this level of clueless-ness. Pink Panther comes to mind, but because of trademarks - pink rabbit?

Apparently the response from Team Obama to beheading folks is to open a criminal investigation. Doubtful that has deterrent value; sounds like just what these folks want - more attention.

 I suggest instead that we snatch him up at a time of our operational convenience, and show this coward pissing himself when he is grabbed. Plan B would be video of the sniper round impact. I'll take either one.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stupid Media Ideas Special - IS/IS doesn't care about your "Socal Justice" work

As the saying goes, "There is no helping stupid!". This is not about lacking intelligence, but rather about breathtakingly foolish arrogance in action. For most of human history it has been accepted that there are bad people, and if you know said people are dominant in a particular area, you don't go there. It is the kind of thing you teach your children; first by rote, and then later the reasoning behind why they were taught that simple lesson.

We now have the media up in arms because said 'bad people' have beheaded one of their own. They are "shocked, appalled, horrified,etc". Really?  It's not like folks of this ilk haven't been demonstrating for a while just how retro they are when it comes to execution. No lethal injection or firing squad for these killers, they kick it old school.

It is grieving to the soul to see a human executed to further a political/religious cause, but it is not new or different. It is arrogant to go cover events in areas of the world where these folks are active, because they have long ago demonstrated that they will behead you when it suits their purposes.

We all die, and whether it is from jumping out of a plane, jumping into freeway traffic, or going to cover these kinds of folks, you realize that you are upping the odds that it will happen sooner than later. According to his alma mater Marquette University,

" ... it was "deeply saddened" by the news of Foley's death. The Milwaukee university said he had a heart for social justice and used his talents to tell stories in the hopes they might make a difference."
Okie, but that worked out pretty much as expected. If Socal Justice is your thing, so be it, but heads-up that it will get you dead if you make this kind of choice. It is arrogantly foolish to think these clowns care a wit about your precious SJW status; you are a animal to butcher at their convenience.

So, you became a pawn in their PR plan, grieved your family, ended your life earlier than necessary, and have made other SJWs juicy targets. I suggest that other SJWs take a hard look, and determine if that is the outcome that is optimal.

To add to the foolishness, now we have neo-con clowns and some news readers calling to go Attack! NEWSFLASH this selective outrage by media types now that one of your own voluntarily bought it is transparent arrogance and hypocritical. Where is the awesome coverage of EVERY SINGLE SERVICEMEMBER who gave the last full measure? Instead we get images of pouting politicians and random counts - more so when the battle is "not approved" by the news readers. You're so "horrified"? Gun-up and let's see the Awesome International Media Brigade Against Baddies [AIM-BAD] hunt down these bad people and kill them. Can you image the logistics train required to keep these folks air-conditioned, made-up, dressed in their latest finery while they "hunt"?

For the neo-con clowns, let's retire the imperial aspirations, shall we? If you aren't willing to gun-up yourself, or send YOUR sons and daughters downrange into direct contact, STFU.

So, to recap, don't go cover bad people because they don't care about your special snowflake SJW status, don't be surprised when they behead said special SJWs, and let's focus on our own veterans and our own troubled nation.

HammerSix Sends.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stupid Media Idea - "We trusted the police to keep it peaceful"

You have to dig a bit in these stories, but the quote from one of the store owners tells you everything you need to know about the underlying assumption.

"There's no police," he said. "We trusted the police to keep it peaceful; they didn't do their job."
Therein lies the heart of stupid. Note that the store owner is saying this "with a large black gun resting on his shoulder". Damn straight. Cops fill out reports, and call the coroner to haul bodies away. It is obviously a bad idea to expect them to stop a crime in progress. Better to prevent the crime attempt in the first place.

Had a weekend coffee meeting with LB this morning, so choose this for my message of the day, and was bemused that some folks glanced at it, but didn't make any comments. I don't really want to meet strangers, but I do enjoy irritating spineless lefties. If one of them is foolish enough to open a tête-à-tête, I always have a bit of time to hammer on stupid. I think of it as productive community service.

Sometimes, the only answer for impending or active violence is violence. A man should choose wisely, but have prepared so that they have the means necessary at-hand.

Since it is summertime, LB and I discussed some options for discrete versus open carry. Perhaps more on that later.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Men versus males

This is something worthy more explication, but having a live demonstration of clueless male is just too priceless to allow it to pass without documenting it.

I responded on the fly, and should clean the list up, but it is representative enough to merit revisiting.

If you want standing among men, then contribute. Start a business, run a farm, ply a trade and bear yourself in such a fashion that you are worthy of respect - none of these requires you have a female in your life. BTW, that is a difference being an anatomical male and being a man.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Stupid Media Ideas

This was such a stunning display of idiocy, I decided that I should make this a regular feature upon which I can hold forth in short bursts for my own entertainment.

"Can the US stop ISIS using airstrikes?" -CNN

Short Answer - HELL NO!

A better question, after spending far too much blood and treasure without ever committing to a viable plan for truly transforming the region (whether we should have ever tired is moot at this point) is "Why bother?"

Since we have no stomach as a nation for what it would take to actually transform the region, we should extract key equipment where we can, demolish the rest, and extract totally.

The only viable use of airpower in that context is to shield our forces and deny the enemy movement until we are clear.

The empire is dissolving as we speak, and our troops are better home.

If the Airdales were honest, they have been under-utilized in the killing and destruction department (Direct Attack) since we "wrapped" in Iraq and now A-stan, so they may want an extended air campaign to cycle crews through for live-fire training. Watch for how fast the story changes once ISIS gets anti-air capability.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Small Town Theater Experience

Hot date last night for Lovely Bride and I - we went to see IronMan3  - $3 cash per person, and a humble single theater with decent seats and a passable sound system.

The real culture shock was coming out to a quiet street with no traffic and other viewers walking away with a low hum of conversations as folks went their way.

What was missing was a cacophony of cars, shouts, screams, music, traffic and mind-numbing noise. It was so startling that walking across the street, I was scanning for threats in this unfamiliar environment.

Once I adjusted, it was an enjoyable experience that we will have to repeat.