Category: Leadership

Fast and Furious and Obama’s Dilema

Fast and Furious and Obama’s Dilema

I’ve been pretty busy lately. Just trying to keep our heads above water. We’re doing all we can to stave off the effects of this never ending recession and we’re losing the battle. We’ll survive and we’ll do it without the government. That’s what we do. Now onto the latest example of incompetent leadership.

Eric Holder was held in contempt and Obama inserted his “Executive Privilege” Which is HIS RIGHT TO DO. Presidents have exercised that option throughout history. However; If you spent the last year or so claiming you knew nothing about Operation Fast and Furious, claiming executive privilege makes you either a liar in the first part. OR a very good friend to cover up the lies in the second part. Either way, it’s now YOURS.

Now, the entire investigation has been blamed on Racism is nothing new. But what is new is the latest Pelosi reasoning: “There’s a connection between this witch hunt and the fact that Eric Holder is fighting against voter suppression” WOW How many yoga classes do you have to take to twist facts into that reasoning? Too stupid for words is she. (YODA)

Now the next excuse is.. Wait for it… BUSH’S FAULT. I love this one. And the uneducated believe it.. or are too love struck with king Obama to apply reason and logic to that charge.
Facts are miserable things to liberal/progressive/power hungry democrats.

The heart of the issue for me is simple: The underhandedness at which this operation was undertaken is a real problem. It shows the character of those in charge and it calls into question the lengths they will go to get their agenda through the American people.

Here’s a couple more things to think about:

1. Trayvon Martin looks like Obama’s son. Sandra Fluke gets a call from Obama after Rush correctly pointed out that she’s a slut. Brian Terry’s family has yet to hear from Obama.

2. The Media, the very people who are supposed to be watching the rulers for the people didn’t even run the story until months after it broke. And who broke it? Bloggers.

3. Can you imagine the actions of these agenda driven king complexed elected officials if BLOGGERS were silenced? Can you imagine the damage done to our nation with only NETWORK MEDIA to report?

Just a few things to think about the next time you watch the state run media and think they are doing their jobs.


Marines Disarmed at Camp Leatherneck

Marines Disarmed at Camp Leatherneck

When I first read this, I figured it had happened before based on security needs. I was wrong. And for the first time I realized this makes a lot of sense…

Soldiers asked to disarm during Leon Panetta speech

US soldiers were asked to disarm during a speech by Leon Panetta, the American defence secretary, in a sign of grown concern over spates of seemingly random violence in Afghanistan.

It makes sense when you are perceived as ANTI-Military in a WAR. I’m pretty sure it had nothing to do with “Our Afghan allies” and everything to do with “Panneta’s safety concerns” If you are not willing to stand behind our Marines, feel free to stand in front of them. And Panetta was hedging his bets.

Obama is NOT real popular among our soldiers. Matter of fact, Obama has about the lowest approval rating of any CIC in modern days. But don’t worry Leon, they are still professional and will grant you the freedom to be a stupid SOB. That’s one reason they fight so hard….

The Religion of Peace is at it again…

The Religion of Peace is at it again…

It’s been 5 days since our guys at some FOB took out the trash as prescribed by the Standard operating procedures they abide by during their time in a foreign land. Here’s one story from the enemy here at home:

By staff and news services
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban urged Afghans Thursday to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for burnings of copies of the Quran at NATO’s main base in the country as a third day of violent protests began.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered across the country, some chanting “Death to America!”, Reuters witnesses and officials said. In eastern Kabul, hundreds of youths threw rocks at police, who fired shots into the air to try disperse the crowds.
“Our brave people must target the military bases of invader forces, their military convoys and their invader bases,” read an emailed Taliban statement released by the insurgency’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. “They have to kill them (Westerners), beat them and capture them to give them a lesson to never dare desecrate the holy Quran again.”

Now I could go on a rant that would make Andrew Dice Clay blush right now, BUT there’s a Major out there who has done it much better than I could. Presented in its entirety without edits,  Listen up:

Afghanistan goes full retard

I think I’ve become way to jaded to meet the Army’s intent of providing hugs and kisses and pats on the head to people who are trying to kill us.

Way back in Ought 5, I deployed to Iraq actually hopeful that I was going to help build a safe, secure, and strong, free Iraq. I was repaid for my efforts with an all-expenses paid, extended vacation to Washington D.C. where I received some of the choicest accomodations available in our nation’s capital (Many Presidents and Generals have stayed there) and even had my wife and Mom accompany me for the many months I would reside in the lap of luxury. The only caveat was that I would also spend the rest of my life with a daily reminder of all the effort I wasted, and exactly what islam was all about.

A few days ago, some soldiers were disposing of Korans at Bagram Air Base. These Korans were being used by prisoners, who would write in them, and use them to pass messages. That act, in and of itself, is defacing a Koran.

So defaced Korans are no longer seen as the word of god, because god is pnly pure and clean.

The soldiers did as they were told, and took boxes of religious materials to the incinerator. Those boxes contained defaced Korans. Once the soldiers saw what was in the fire, they reached in to save the Korans–burning themselves in the process.

Local National workers saw this, went apeshit, and went around screaming about destroying Korans–Korans you, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, bought and paid for, to provide for prisoners, who then defaced them.

Here’s where it gets fun.

The Local Nationals (who, by the way are illiterate, and recognize *anything* written in Arabic as “Koran”) go full retard. They run home, get their other asshole buddies, and start a riot at the gates. (Note to Afghan Security Forces: See Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of, or Jordan, Kingdom of, or Syria, Kingdom of, for Pro Tips on how to effectively deal with rioting retards in your country.) That riot spreads word to other assholes, who then riot throughout the country. They set fires, they attack coalition forces, they attack afghan forces, and the jihadis have a fucking field day.

Then one of the afghan security forces, our “Brothers in Arms” decides to turn around in a guard tower and shoot into a US compound, killing two soldiers.

You assholes write in Korans–which we failed to mention in the early press releases–so we destroy those korans in the same manner that you do.
You assholes riot, destroy equipment, and generally go full retard–we show restraint.
You assholes turn the guns and training we gave you on us–and again, we show restraint.

You assholes seeing a pattern here?

So I am still the ugly American. I still look over my shoulder, I still have a plan to kill every afghan I see–especially the ones in uniform. This isn’t the first time one of our “partners” has turned his weapon against US troops–either distraught over Koran Burning, or Marines pissing on a dead body, or GITMO, or whatever their excuse du jour is. And what do we do? We turn them over to the Afghans for “justice,” which usually comes in the form of a long prison sentence (5-10 years) or, more often, nothing.

What we should do, in a just world, is round up this retard, his imam, his villiage elders, and every male adult in his immediate family, and shoot them in front of him, one by one. He’s already a terrorist, we shouldn’t show him any mercy. Then we should castrate him, and every male in his extended family. Kill the weed at the root, as it were. There are multiple ways to attack an insurgency, this one is particularly difficult, as it is driven by a perviersion of religion, coupled with poverty and no real national identity, extreme illiteracy, and no real internal solution for any of those problems. We can build all the schools, hospitals, roads, mosques, airports, playgrounds, and civic centers that every town can hold, and we won’t win them over. We can train out afghan partners about civil rights, human rights, keeping peace, working for the people, but it won’t erase genetically ingranied hatred between pashtun and tajik. We can follow every tenet of the counterinsurgency stratetgy to the letter, and you’ll still have hundreds and thousands of people willing to riot at the drop of a hat, individuals willing to turn their weapins on their partners, and a government rivaled only by Chicago for corruption and graft.

There’s only one way to be sure to fix the afghan problem: Nuke it from space.


Leadership from a position of weakness is an exercise in futility.

Outlaw Platoon

Outlaw Platoon

The “Outlaw Platoon” WOW. Those of you that think you know what’s happening in Afghanistan will have your eyes opened. The book is a powerful walk through the lives of a platoon of bad ass’s as they traversed the Hindu Kush/Border areas of Afghanistan. It’s a well written account of a true leader of men. A warrior of a man who would have been an unlikely candidate for the job in his youth. The book is well worth the time to read.

There’s a couple of particulars in this book that will have your eyes leaking and others that will fill you with rage. Those of you have seen combat in the sand box may not want to revisit it through this book. It’s a graphic account of life in the FOB and some of the politics that go on behind the wire is less than stellar.

Most of us realize that Pakistan is a worthless ally. Read this book and you will see why we have NO clue how accurate our realization is. We are correct in our assertion but the scale to which the Paki’s are stabbing us in the back is disgusting.

You will also find out that the picture a lot of us have of the enemy is wrong. We tend to picture goat herders with antiquated weapons and no skills. WRONG. We are fighting a very capable enemy on the battlefield as far as tactics and weaponry. Our edge is our grit, our weapons and our ability to communicate move and shoot. Afghanistan’s terrain sometimes makes communication obsolete.

The leader of this particular platoon is the definition of LEADER. The BOOK should be required reading for ANYONE in leadership. The way he describes his leadership duties can be transposed into all areas where leaders lead…

Get the book at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. The book is well worth the price.

Republican Debate recap.

Republican Debate recap.

I watched the CNN Debate from start to finish. The debate was on foreign policy. There’s two most important issues to me when it comes to whom I support. The economy and foreign policy. This is the main reason I’m supporting ANYONE who is NOT Obama.

The debate started with Wolf Blitzer doing what CNN/MSNBC and the left leaning networks want. Get them fighting amongst themselves. Wolf Succeeded in his quest in some measure.

The question was the “Would you continue the patriot act”

Newt did a bit of lecturing on the difference between criminal law and the rules of war. A point I can agree with.

Then it went to Ron Paul. Paul basically said the patriot act takes away from our liberty. (I’m still waiting for the example of a person who’s rights were stomped on under the act)He said if we give up liberty for security we’ll have neither. Good point in context of a different world without a ruthless enemy who has no state. Ron Paul brought up Tim McVeigh as an example (he did it twice) and said we handled that right… What???

Newt answered it well. He said Tim McVeigh succeeded in his quest to KILL AMERICANS. And he mentioned that he’d rather have the tools in place to stop the murder than to only have tools to catch the murderer… I am on Newt’s page here. We can refine the act if needed, but one of the reasons 9/11 was successful is there was no tools available to stop it. FACT.

The rest of the debate was pretty uneventful as far as I’m concerned. Newt kind of surprised me with a candid answer about illegal immigrants who’ve been here for 25 years. And he made an argument for it that is hard to disagree with. In principle I’d love to see them all deported RIGHT NOW, but in practice I think it would be near impossible to do.

Ron Paul had some moments on stage that he just rambled and peppered his comments as he does all the time with it’s our fault and unnecessary wars, and legalize drugs to stop the killings… This is where I think I’ve nailed my problem with Ron Paul.

Ron has great hindsight. He knows exactly what should have been done on everything instead of what was done. I wonder though if he’d be as quick to bring our troops home if images of dead, butchered kids/women started showing up on TV here. I also wonder if we need someone who would veto everything that was not “Within the constitution” as he sees it. Any budget that included taxes, medicare, medicaid, welfare, and whatever would get squashed under a Paul POTUS. He’d wield a veto pen like nobody’s business which may not be bad in principle but bad in practice.

We’re seeing a POTUS who has shut down congress now, why would a Paul POTUS be a better move?

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USA Government is INEPT!

USA Government is INEPT!

Most of us realize our Government IS the problem we face today. We are being ruled by morons who are “Acting” like they care about the nation and it’s citizens yet pass the dumbest laws, institute the most ignorant regulations and turn blind eye’s to injustice from the laws/regs they created.


This was Found at Sad Hill and it sums it up nicely:

Tribal Wisdom of the Dakota Indians (passed down for generations)

“When you discover you’re riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.”


Today however, U.S. government, our education system and parts of corporate America are utilizing more ‘advanced’ strategies, such as:

“When you discover you’re riding a dead horse…”

1. Buy a stronger whip.

2. Change riders.

3. Appoint a committee to study the horse.

4. Arrange to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.

5. Lower the standards so that dead horses can be included.

6. Reclassify the dead horse as ‘living-impaired’.

7. Hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

8. Harness several dead horses together to increase speed.

9. Provide additional funding and/or training to increase the performance of dead horses.

10. Do a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse’s performance.

11. Declare that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

12. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for all horses.

13. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.


Unfortunately this is all too accurate in today’s Government. And we wonder why we are where we are. I’m not wondering at all. I know exactly WHY we are screwed I also know how to fix it. Most of us know. The only difference is how long it’s going to take and what paths we take before we get to it.

Race and the Dictator in Chief.

Race and the Dictator in Chief.

Well our Racist in Chief is at Martha’s vinyard for a little R&R…Much needed I might add. Destroying a nation is hard work. Making everything about race is hard work, Going around congress to enact laws you want is hard work, going around congress and not prosecuting laws you don’t like is hard work, campaigning 24/7 is hard work, keeping up with your hypocrisy and lies is hard work…

Found at Nice Deb

Yes those are acts of a dictator…

Then you have the racial tension that’s happening across our nation.

Barack Obama is the head racist. He and his D.O.J are at the trigger for racial payback… They are deliberately turning a blind eye to justice in the name of race unless it involves WHITE folks, Rich Folks, Conservatives, Republicans of any race…. So the nation is following suit.

Did anyone notice how MSNBC picked up Al $harpton only after it was pointed out that THEY had NO BLACK NEWS FOLKS… After years of calling Fox racist, they were in fact one of the only news organizations that didn’t have BLACKS in their payroll. Funny how they picked the number 1 racist in the nation for that job.

Did anyone notice the unemployment in the so-called minority communities? I didn’t because unemployment is high everywhere. But it’s important to point out WHO THE VICTIMS are in this day and time.. You must be the biggest victim so uber liberals can feel sorry for you and make dumbass accusations so you come off as “NOT RACIST”… Um, note to all of you, you are enablers and the biggest racists on the planet.

The black community is the recipient of BILLIONS of dollars every year to “Help them” or is it? Those Billions are to keep them secured in their cages by the Democrat party. Those of us who believe a person is responsible for their own lives see the enablers for what they are. Back in the days of racial strife slavery, up until lets say for the sake of argument the 80’s, there were racist elements all over and one couldn’t say in fact that racism was dead… NOW?

Since then we’ve had black leaders from POTUS down in high power positions.That’s not enough to say that racism is dead I guess. Exactly what will it take to put racism out of the equation in politics and otherwise? I guess when “Whitey is dead” then racism won’t be the charge.

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Trainwreck Avoidence…Conservatism can save us.

Trainwreck Avoidence…Conservatism can save us.

You ever had a dream that was so vivid you woke up in a cold sweat screaming? It kind of feels like that is our world now. I feel like I’m watching a trainwreck about to happen and feel totally powerless to help…

Special note to liberal/progressive readers: IF you think all things are perfect and it’s only going to get better, you may as well click off and go visit the Daily KO’s or something…

I am seeing a train headed for a wall at a very high speed, packed with women and children, old and young, feeble and healthy, of all races and political ideologies. I see three men, two of them are really large guys and one is a rather small puny man. They are standing by a track switch gear handle that would switch tracks for the train and allow the train to miss the wall although the turn will cause a lot of damage to the train. If one of them would just pull the switch it would save 95% of the passengers on the train. I see the train coming closer and closer. I then see all of the men by the switch wrestling on the ground, punching and choking each other, I see one hand on the switch, as the train passes by the track directional rail and smashes head on to the wall killing all on board…. Then I see the three guys stop wrestling, long enough to point fingers of blame toward one another.

This scenario is reality to the USA. We the People are on that train and we’re seeing it play out from coast. We have gangs running over entire city’s, we have politicians using the economic collapse and human suffering as political tools. We have fraud and abuse of systems that would provide a hand up to those who tried and failed. We have people in our nation who hate our nation. We have an education system that is rewarding those who don’t try and fail while ignoring those who succeed and thrive. We have a political structure that sends men to war for others humanity while neglecting our own. We have so many things that could be fixed by some very simple means but nobody will pull the switch.

We the People are also near the switch. We’re the puny man between two huge guys with bad attitudes.

IF one person pulls that switch it’s going to inflict a lot of pain. It will hurt a lot of people in the short term. Those that have been dependent on Government will find themselves having to learn to work hard, maybe learn a new trade, maybe take jobs beneath their dignity…We may have to rely on churches and private organizations to feed the hungry and house the homeless.. We may have to suffer a little now to save the future of our nation. Are you willing?

Are you willing? If all of the bitching we do about the governments involvement and inaction got fixed and it hurts YOU are you willing to support that? Are you willing to put in the effort and time to save the passengers on the train?

There’s an underlying thing going on in our time and it’s the biggest challenge our nation has faced since the civil war. It’s the battle of our very survival. We have a chance to save OURSELVES by putting in power, a true conservatives who will inflict pain on us. Who by their very values and ideology, will cut services to the needy, reform medicare, medicaid and Social Security, they will reform how our welfare and education system works.

IF a person was to tell you that under their leadership you will go through some hard times, some tough decisions will be made and it will affect everyone will you support them? OR will you support the one that says: “All is good, I’m going to make it better by spending more, borrowing more, growing programs and continuing to do things as we always have.” Are you willing to see where the train is headed?

What is required is that YOU WE realize that all of these campaign promises you hear from either side mean NOTHING and have NO CHANCE of becoming reality… Unless they are promising to inflict pain upon us. I swear to all might GOD that if ONE of them was to take to the podium and say “IF you vote for me, you are voting to fix what is broken. You are voting for me so that WE can start  to fix what is broken and unsustainable. You are voting to inflict a large amount of pain in your life by cutting or reforming government spending, entitlements, education, welfare and the exact OPPOSITE of what you’ve seen over the last 10 years” I’d support that candidate with all my heart and every penny I could afford.

Are you willing to help the small guy pull the switch?