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Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Don't Sweat the Ebola, Folks, I Don't," Obama Says

"President" Obama defended his untenable position against a travel ban on West Africa, the Ebola vacation spot of the world. He is urging Americans to resist Ebola 'hysteria' and not worry about catching this deadly virus. So far only 4500 people have died in West Africa from the virus, so Obama isn't restricting flights from that part of the world.

Barack smiled at the cameras and reassured us: "I'm not in the least bit worried that I'll catch Ebola, and I even have a name that rhymes with it." Of course he doesn't come in close contact with the public and flies in the Presidential Jet and helicopter. He carries a card in his wallet of Alfred E. Neuman that says, "What, me worry?"

The so-called leader of the free world spoke in his weakly radio and online address (no, that isn't a typo) and added: "We have to be guided by the science. "We're a nation of more than 300 million people; to date, we've seen three cases." (He did not add "we are also a nation of 57 states.")

Of course, when 'the science' is unclear about certain things like climate change (aka global warming) our fearless leader chooses the science data that supports his political position, a position that has been destroying the energy sector and most everything else we used to love about America.

Mr. Obama's bloviating is yet another attempt to assure us that he knows what he's doing. With only three cases in a country of so many people, he still found it necessary to appoint an Ebola czar, Comrade Ron Klain. Mr. Klain is a lawyer, not a medical expert and he probably believes that Ebola is online bowling. 

Good luck America.

It's weird that Ebola is hard to catch when people in Hazmat suits caught it. We probably know as much about this virus as we do about climate change.

There is absolutely no logical reason that we should allow people to fly into the USA from West Africa until this virus is defeated. We should do everything possible to protect American citizens. Even if banning flights from West Africa will not stop Ebola, it has to make our country safer than if we allowed them to fly here. It's just one more weapon at our disposal.

But like ISIS, there is no real evidence that Obama is taking it seriously. On a personal level, he has nothing to worry about. He isn't going to contract Ebola any more than he is likely to get beheaded by ISIS.


It's always easier for those in power to have those who aren't take all the risks.

 I just hope we don't hear Obama say something like: "This fight against Ebola is going to take a long time--perhaps decades." 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kerry Blames Israel for Recruitment of ISIS Terrorists

John Kerry is the epitome of a left wing ideologue. He has linked the recruitment of ISIS terrorists to the conflict between Israel and an area called Palestine. Kerry, like his boss and others in this administration, has made a living out of bad-mouthing our allies and kissing up to our terrorist admirers. 

"As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the ISIL coalition, the truth is we--there wasn't a leader I met with in the region who didn't raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation they felt--and I see a lot of heads nodding--they had to respond to," the lying gigolo said  the Secretary of State said at a State Department reception celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. 

If anyone talks in babbling, run-on sentences, it's John Kerry.

At least Obama did not follow in Kerry's footsteps when he said in a speech made at the UN, that "the situation in Iraq and Syria and Libya should cure anybody of the illusion that the Arab-Israel conflict is the main source of problems in the region."


Israel is understandably and rightfully pissed off by Kerry's obvious anti-Zionist, "blame-the-victim" remark. Of course, Kerry is a man who lied about his service in Vietnam and put himself in for medals he didn't deserve. I don't put much store in what he preaches.

Gilad Erdan, Israeli Communications Minister, and Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Economy Minister, blasted the Swift-boat queen for linking the terror group (a group that seeks the creation of an Islamic caliphate in Iraq, Syria and whatever else they can grab) to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has been repeatedly provoked by the Palestinians.

"It turns out that even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian, there will always be those who blame the Jews," Bennett said.

Kerry pretends to be intelligent but he doesn't get it: radical ISIS scum, like the radical Islamic Hamas scum, totally reject any peaceful offers they are given. They have made it abundantly clear that, like the prophet of Islam, Mohammed, they will only accept Israel's total destruction.

With that in mind, peace between Israel and the Palestinians would create more anger and terrorist activity than decreasing the ISIS recruits.

Interestingly enough, there seems to be a wave of young people, particularly women, who left to join jihad and now want to return home. Reality has a way of doing that to ideologues; maybe when Kerry has to awaken to the call to Adhan, Islam's call to worship, he too will open his eyes.

Let's just hope his fake hair doesn't get in his way.

A reporter is abducted by Islamic terrorists. He is taken to a safe house where they demand the President release three Gitmo prisoners. If the President refuses, they will behead the reporter and show it on the Internet. But the US does not bargain with terrorists.                                                                               The clock is ticking . . .
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The Audacity of Dope: Hunter Biden and the Navy

Hunter Biden will not be hunting submarines anytime soon. The Vice President's son has been discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine and says that he's "embarrassed" over it. Thank goodness he wasn't ashamed--that would look bad on his resume.
"Isn't that your dealer, son?"

Hunter is a lawyer by training and was an ensign by mistake; his mistake. He joined his unit last year and according to the Wall Street Journal, was discharged this past February.

He told Fox News that he respects the Navy's decision but did not go into detail about why he was given the boot. Who can blame him? After all, if you got caught with white powder up your nose, would you go into detail to all of America?

"It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge," he said on the down low. "I respect the Navy's decision. With the love and support of my family, I'm moving forward." Biden is 44 years dumb.

He was to serve as a public affairs officer (possibly because Joe told him that he'd get to meet lots of hot, married women), but after reporting to his unit in Norfolk, Va., he tested positive for cocaine.

When Hunter joined the Navy late in life, Joe-the-Village-Idiot-Biden said in an effort to disrespect the military, "We have a lot of bad judgment in my family. My son over 40 just joined the Navy to be sworn in." Just another brilliant statement from President Obama's life insurance policy.

This all just goes to prove, the dope doesn't fall far from the dad.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chesty Puller: a Marine's Marine

"Our country won't go on forever, if we stay soft as we are now. There won't be any America--because some foreign soldiery will invade us and take our women and breed a hardier race." Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller

Most Marines only know him as Chesty Puller, or just plain Chesty. He was born June 26, 1898 in West Point, Virginia to Matthew and Martha Puller and his father died when Chesty was ten years old. Chesty was only one of two people, and the only Marine, to be awarded five Navy Crosses; and if you don't know who he was, you were definitely never a member of "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children."

One of Chesty's idols was "Stonewall" Jackson and due to Jackson's war record, Chesty's first instinct was to enlist in the Army to fight the Border War in Mexico in 1916. But he was underage and his mother refused to give her parental consent.

Of course that changed the following year when Chesty attended Virginia Military Institute. He planned to go into the Corps as an officer, but left the following year to fight in World War One. He wanted to "go where the guns are." So he enlisted in the Marines after becoming inspired by the 5th Marines at Belleau Wood, one of the bloodiest battles in the war--a battle where the first Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to then Gunnery Sergeant Ernest A. Janson.

Chesty went to boot camp at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. (If you were an enlisted man, you might have referred to that great state as "Suck Carolina" because the sand fleas were unforgiving and if you killed one as it munched on your ear as you stood at attention in front of the Mess Hall, you would have to bury it in a hole 6'x6'x6'. Officers didn't go to boot camp at PI, but we had our own problems.) 

By the time the Second World War came about, Chesty Puller was a Colonel and led the 1st Marines in the battle on Peleliu, code name "Operation Stalemate II, perhaps the bloodiest battle in all of Marine Corps history. Of his 3000 men who fought on this small coral island in the Pacific, 1749 were lost.

The landing on Peleliu was at 08:32, 15 September, 1944. The 1st Marines landed to the north on "White Beach 1 and 2" and the 5th and 7th Marines to the center on "Orange Beach 1,2, and 3." Chesty's guys were almost immediately bogged down by heavy fire from their left flank and Chesty barely escaped death when a dud artillary round struck his landing craft (LVT).  In all, the Japanese destroyed 60 LVTs and DUKWs with their 47 mm guns and 20 mm canons.

 For his action, Chesty was awarded two Legion of Merits.

Chesty was once again assigned to the 1st Marine Regiment at the outbreak of the Korean War and was at the landing at Inchon on September 15th, 1950. He racked up another Legion of Merit and a Silver Star Medal and the Army awarded him with a Distinguished Service Cross for action from November 29 to December 5th. 

His fifth Navy Cross came during the fighting at the "Frozen Chosin" from December 5-10, 1950 where he made his famous quote: "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." He might have also been the one to have said: "Great. Now we can shoot at those bastards from every direction."

Another famous Chosin Reservoir quote from Chesty: "Remember, you are the 1st Marines! Not all the Communists in Hell can overrun you!"

In a letter to his wife while fighting in Korea, Chesty wrote of the Air Force: "The mail service has been excellent out here, and in my opinion this is all that the Air Force has accomplished during the war."

I know of one story in Marine Corps lore where a Marine, up on a mountain, was cold and scared during the night. There was a lull in the action and the Marine was worried the enemy was about to attack. (I believe it was in the Second World War but not 100% certain.) 

Chesty saw the young Marine's rifle barrel shaking and went over to his position, stood in front with his back to the Marine, facing out toward the night. "Prop the barrel against my leg to hold it steady," he said, exposing himself to the enemy. "If I see any of them, I`ll let you know and you can shoot the bastard."

They say that kid would have followed Chesty through the gates of hell, but Joe Biden already stole that line.

Finally, I know of one more story where an Army captain asked Chesty for the line of direction of retreat, if things got too dicey. 

Chesty called his Tank Commander and gave him the coordinates of the Army troops the Captain was referring to. Then he told the Tank Commander: "If they start to pull back from that line, even one foot, I want you to open fire on them." 

Chesty then turned to the Captain and said, "Does that answer your question?"

If Chesty were still in command today, I predict there would be beer dispensers in all Marine Corps Mess Halls and, if he were allowed to command the war against ISIS, there would be a lot of dead camel jockeys.

They don't make 'em like that anymore.


A reporter is abducted by Islamic terrorists. He is taken to a safe house where they demand the President release three Gitmo prisoners. If the President refuses, they will behead the reporter and show it on the Internet. But the US does not bargain with terrorists.                                                                               
The clock is ticking . . .

Jihad Joe: a Novel  Amazon’s soft-cover book

Jihad Joe see it here e-book version 



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fighting the Real Enemy of the World: Surprise!


In a New York Times article by Coral Davenport ("Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change," Oct. 13, 2014) it states that the Pentagon released a report asserting conclusively that the real threat to national security is climate change, and then maybe terrorism, disease, poverty and food shortages follow in the rear. The report predicts the increasing demand for military disaster responses will not be foreign military threats, but will be extreme weather.

Hopefully there are top secret efforts being made to develop better umbrellas and galoshes so we can prepare for wet snowballs from ISIS.

But seriously (sort of) the report draws out plans for how the military will deal with rising sea levels and more violent storms. And if that isn't arrogant enough, the military will "fight" mother nature when she bestows widespread droughts upon us.

Even Secretary of Defense, Chuck-Duh-I-Have-No-Idea-Hagel spoke to defense ministers in Peru on Monday about the report causing one minister from an undisclosed country, to scream and run in panic. It is rumored that he soiled himself from the fear Chuck chucked at him.

The "global warming" con game began with Al Jazeera Gore, but when it became obvious that he didn't know what he was talking about (his Nobel Peace Prize proved that) it then became "climate change."

Monday, October 13, 2014

Air Strikes Useless, Not Lucky

Obama's limiting strategy to fight ISIS using only air power is as weak as his presidency as the Islamic terrorists come closer to capturing Kobani and inflict a heavy defeat of the Iraqi army near Baghdad. 

The US-led attacks that were launched on August 8th in Iraq and September 23rd in Syria proved to be a sound and light show, but otherwise useless. Where Obama wanted to "degrade and destroy" ISIS, the opposite is happening--the orthodox Muslim fighters have expanded and are gaining increasingly more control in the two countries.

In the past few days, ISIS has been sending reinforcements to the outskirts of Kobani in order to defeat the Kurdish defenders. And ISIS is willing to take high casualties in order to do it because they're doing it for religious reasons--a fact that the West continues to deny. Every victory is divine; every death of a martyr is heavenly. (Virgins, take your marks.)