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Whatever Petraeus learned has know been compromised by the media campaign about his affair. So - think Congress will still call him as a private citizen, or has the administration now sealed the information and forbidden him to reveal it. After all, a private citizen revealing the information, would fall under the Espionage Act, wouldn't it?
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2012 on Benghazi v. Trousergate at BlackFive
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I glanced at the above photo, and it took me a moment to recognize what I was looking at. Nice gilly suit!
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2012 on Fox Stalking at BlackFive
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You know damn well it was the administration leaking this to make themselves look a little less incompetent. Like the media is going to admit that their source is the White House!
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2012 on Mil-links at BlackFive
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You know, Romney has 415 delegates. The Other candidates have a total of 330. there are 86 unallocated delegates. Add that to the 330 of his opposition and thet adds up to 416. And there are still 1541 delegates to go. It should be obvious by now that the rank and file of the party barely tolerates Romney. His only wins coming because of his unceasing attacks on the other candidates. All he is doing is providing campaign material should one of the other candidates win, and he himself has yet to disavow Romneycare in Massachusetts which resembles Obamacare, which continual majorities of his countrymen - even among democrats - hates. The only thing he has going for him is his "electibility" - a myth propagated by the Lame Stream Media which is in the tank for the Democrats and trying to give Obama the weakest opposition possible.
"Why are we so wedded to COIN?" Because it allows the left to be at war, while pretendng not to be at war. The left thinks of it as the anti Vietnam strategy.
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Bad guy: "So American Pig, you still refuse to talk"? Soldier: "Never. Go ahead and pull out my toenails". Bad Guy: "Worse, we have videotape of you at pregnancy sensitivity training. How would you like to see that on reality TV". Soldier: "Oh God, NO! Anything but that. Here are the codes to entire Nuclear arsenal". Bad Guy: Snidely Whiplash type laugh.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2012 on Seriously?! at BlackFive
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I see no reason for the US to remain in Afghanistan. Let the country sink back into the 8th century barbarism, we attempted to raise them out of.
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"..Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Oak Hill..." Should that be Landing Ship (Dock)? I remember their designation as LSD.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2011 on Marines Land in Colombia at BlackFive
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The bottom line is that President Oblamo - who spent much of his life around and being raised by Muslims - sympathizes with and feels kinship with them (if he isn't one); thus he doesn't want to show one of their "heroes" as dead meat. A better video would have been bin Laden taken alive, and shoved over the side wrapped in anchor chain (but that's just my preference).
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2011 on Releasing the photos of bin Laden at BlackFive
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"At the bottom however, it's about a society that's so confused it has trouble determining why it has laws or what it would mean to reform them." Society - as a whole - isn't confused. It's the elites, who have become separate from the greater part of our society, who suffer from this confusion.
So. Why'd you have to go and insult Chimps like that. Don't you ever watch the nature channels? When Chimps go to war - and they do - they are organized and dead serious.
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"I thought I was the only one who noticed the completely incompetent poker metaphor. Nice." Nope. Everywhere I been on the Right side of the net they've noticed. It's the Left - who as usual are using his bowels as an echo chamber - that has ignored it. In any case, more than a few places have pointed out that the government has more than enough money to meet current obligations - with the major exception of discretionary spending. That's what this is all about. Obozo's desire to vote "present" again and avoid the tough decisions.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2011 on Hussein strikes out at BlackFive
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So, Gov. Palin is responsible for the media's obsessive coverage? She made them do it? No, it's not fair to say. The media decides what they will and will not cover. Is the NY Times and Wapo begging people to go through her emails, her fault. She made some clown move in next door so he could peek over her fence? Any case, the active defenders of a country are, in the final analysis, responsible for any freedoms enjoyed within that country. "Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf". The idea that we owe our freedoms to the media, is simply media arrogance.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2011 on Bill Keller skewers Sarah Palin himself at BlackFive
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Tired, no; but I'm certainly...uh...charmed. :D Potentially-stupid question time: how much does the shell, the loading-stick thingie ($20 technical term there), and the whatever-that-is that goes in afterward weigh, and when in that flurry of 'splodey does anyone aim? Well it's been 45 years, but if I remember correctly; they sight in before they start sending metal out.
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2011 on Redleg rumba at BlackFive
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I always wonder just what type of person brings this stuff up. Just who gets outrageously outraged at things like the apparent overcrowding? The prisoners themselves. They have access to law books (why?) and nothing but time on their hands. So what happened to the idea of prison farms and/or prison mines. Bring back the chain gang. After 16 hours of that a day, they'll be happy for a bed of any kind! Don't like the time, don't do the crime.
Toggle Commented May 24, 2011 on 'Cruel and unusual' overcrowding? at BlackFive
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I have a tendency to give the Bush administration a bye, on the post Iraq War planning. I believe that they simply did not realize how thoroughly Saddam had crushed what we would consider Civil society. It's difficult for Americans to comprehend what it was like to have lived under a regime like Saddam's, for many peoples entire adult lives. Think about it. After World War 2 they were able to recreate German and Japanese civil society, all they basically needed to do was get rid of the Nazis in Germany and militarists in Japan. In Iraq? Everything flowed from, and was controlled by, Saddam, his son's and their henchmen. Yes, the planning was bad, but they no doubt assumed they'd have something to work with.
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The Islamic threat of death for apostasy tells me that Islam, has long since lost the intellectual argument. If Islam didn't hold it's membership by force, what would it have. Reminds me of Communism and all the walls and fences.
Chowline, Any one with two working brain cells - which describes the majority of the political Left - is glad Bin Ladin is dead. The only thing that bothers most people is that they feel it was too quick. Knee capped and gut shot, is the way most Americans would have preferred to see him go. As for the right being angry that it was on Obozo's watch; that isn't what they're angry about. What irritates them is clowns like you who - for EIGHT YEARS badmouthed every thing Bush did to make the country safe. And then want to pretend that history started the day Obama got into office. Maybe you folks on the left are simply too stupid to have any historical sense - but over here on the right, we don't have the memories of Goldfish. We actually recall what you said and did last week. Obozo and the Lunatic Left cursed Bush's methods as the epitome of "evil" - and then went out and used the same methods - and want to be patted on the back for it. I'll give Obama a hand - for having the sense to not listen to your ilk. One of the few smart things he's done. But I don't believe that Truman had much to do with the development of the A-Bomb, just because it was used during his time in office. And I don't believe that Nixon started the Space Program just because they landed on the Moon during his time in office. And I believe that Reagan had more to do with the Fall of Communism than Bush Senior, even though the old Soviet Union gave up the ghost on his watch. So grow up. I realize that's probably useless advice to a Libtard, but no harm in trying.
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So. Why do we keep making the assumption that Obozo wants al-Qaeda to lose? All of his diplomatic fumbles make more sense if we assume he wants his Islamic buddies to win? Afghanistan is a fine example. All we are doing is marking time and getting Americans killed under ridiculous ROE, this will last until (1)American gets disgusted and he withdraws in he next administration, or (2) he screws up the situation so badly as to be irretrievable in the next Republican Administration. Think about it. The US has enough oil to free us from any dependence on the Middle East. But freeing us of the Middle East also destroys any influence they have over US policy. So he shuts down drilling and continues that dependence. His policies in the Middle East always seem to have the final effect of strengthening al-Qaeda (see Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood). He would have found some way to blow it in Iraq, but Bush had already won before he came to office. I guess the tip off will be when Michelle suddenly starts wearing a hajib. Napoleon once said that: "One should never ascribe to malice, what can more simply be explained by stupidity". The man can't be a complete idiot, even a blind pig sometimes finds an acorn. He would have lucked up on a least one or two competent advisers by now. It takes intelligence to keep picking A-holes to run our government. At this point I'm betting on malice.
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2011 on OK now I'm confused at BlackFive
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I was thinking, I wish I'd known that back when I was a grunt. Then it occurred to me that pantyhose weren't in widespread (and no, that's not meant to be a double entrende)use back when I was pounding the ground (middle 60's) not to mention that they were sort of unavailable were I was pounding the ground at (WestPac Ground Forces).
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Am I missing something here? The US military is a volunteer force. Unless people start walking through the recruiters door, in the exact same ratio as their particular group in the general population, there is no way to have a diversity that matches the general population. Unless - and this is an awfully big unless - you start turning people away based solely on their ethnicity. A quota system. The problem with that is that it leaves the military at the mercy of any particular group. If 51% (matching the general population) of the volunteers, aren't women, then the recruitment of other groups has to stop in order to maintain the correct ratio. If we require 5,100 out of 10,000 new recruits be women; and only 1,500 women apply that means that women still have to be 51% of the total, IOW they can only accept about 2,942 total recruits. Unless they're going to bring back the draft, all other things being equal, how are they going to guarantee that any particular group is going to provide enough recruits? If diversity is more important actual manpower (or "peoplepower" as the diversity types would no doubt put it) requirements.
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2011 on Diversity is Stupidity.... at BlackFive
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"It is the president of the United States acting as commander-in-chief who approves the death sentence and signs the death warrant." Good. Good. Then he's a dead man. Way too much political mileage, to be gained out of executing this turkey. When it comes down to his life versus Obama's political future, he's as dead as a door knob. EDIT: Hell, if Obozo could have a ceremony signing the Death Warrant on national TV, he would!
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2011 on Dead Man Rolling at BlackFive
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Tell the Teachers Union they can keep collective bargaining, but they lose Civil Service protection and tenure.
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Over the years I've observed the actions of, and given some thought to the beliefs of, the Left. I've come to the conclusion that, to the left, a United States that has a defense against the rest of the worlds nuclear attacks - even partial, is a bad thing. In their minds it would make us less willing to listen to, or negotiate with, our "betters" in the rest of the world. Vulnerability is seen as a sign of "good faith". It also feeds into the leftist belief that words (read: intentions)count for more then actions. A treaty saying: "We will not shoot missiles at you" is more important then actually being able to defend against missiles shot at you. Oh, and an administration willing to run the deficit into the trillions to pay off interest groups, can't possibly be worried about the budget implications of the missile defense program.
Toggle Commented Dec 21, 2010 on Missile defense: a necessary cost? at BlackFive
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As to the argument that the military needs certain skills possessed in some case by gays; as was noted, retaining service members forced out by "Up or Out" policies, would be far less disruptive. And why do people having certain specific skills have to be members of the military. Can't these services be contracted?
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2010 on Against DADT Repeal at BlackFive
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