Saturday, August 27, 2016

I totally want this Islamist sack of shit in the West Wing

The mainstream media is ignoring this story, as they have for more than a decade, because it just doesn't look good for Hillary!. The fact is, though, that her most trusted aide, Huma Abedin, really is a security problem:
Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the first female US president, for a decade edited a radical Muslim publication that opposed women’s rights and blamed the US for 9/11.
One of Clinton’s biggest accomplishments listed on her campaign website is her support for the UN women’s conference in Bejing in 1995, when she famously declared, “Women’s rights are human rights.” Her speech has emerged as a focal point of her campaign, featured prominently in last month’s Morgan Freeman-narrated convention video introducing her as the Democratic nominee.
Oh, by the way -- her mother still runs this jihadist rag, and Huma has no problem with it.

Look, I'm sure Hillary! is completely free of influence from this Islamist sack of shit. Or, maybe not.

The FBI might have given her a pass, but the Army hasn't

Oh, sure, it might not be the official view of the Army, but it matters. Apparently, some Army training materials included a picture of Hillary! as an example of people who can't be trusted with classified material. Duh:
An Army training presentation lists the woman who could be the next commander in chief as an insider threat, underneath the sailor who carried out the Navy Yard shooting.A photo posted to the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday shows an unclassified Army training slide on insider threats and handling classified information. An Army spokesman has since confirmed that the image is authentic.
So here she is, in living color;

Right up there with Nidal Hassan and other great patriots. What could go wrong?

It's all been done before

My last band used to do what we called three-chord medley -- La Bamba, Twist and Shout, and Good Lovin' -- and it was a lot of fun. If you expand that to four chords, you might have encompassed pretty much every pop song ever. Like this:

Just fucking fabulous.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Just can't understand how this could have happened

This is a couple weeks old, but it still strikes me as significant in a "why did they expect a different outcome" sort of way. They referring to the Social Justice Warriors who like to pretend, among other things, that there are no differences between the abilities of men and women. There are:
(CNN)The only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer's Course has dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes last month, according to the Marine Corps' Training and Education Command.
"At this time, there are no female officers enrolled or slated to attend (the Infantry Officer's Course)," Marine spokesman Capt. Joshua Pena told CNN.
He added that 33 additional officers have been dropped from the course out of a starting class comprising 97 officers. The course started on July 6 and is scheduled to finish on September 20.
Please note that the spokesman made it clear that 33 men have dropped from the course, as well. Combat infantry training is not for the faint of heart, particularly for officers, who must be able to perform all of the physical feats that their men do while also having the mental ability to lead their unit and keep their men alive and functioning properly as a unit. It is physically and mentally grueling, and not everyone is cut out for it. Physically, I doubt there are very many women who are suited, and it is not at all clear to me that any physically suited women are mentally suited or even interested in trying. Entering this field requires a certain combination of can and want-to. Most folks don't have both.

Why the Department of Defense is pushing this initiative defies logic. I know why they are doing it -- - Emperor Barry wants it, just as he wants to shove transgender bathrooms in public schools and federal offices down our throats, biology be damned. But that does not mean it makes any logical sense. The military is not society. Regardless of what you think society should embrace, the military has a purpose: to kill people and break things. The capability to kill people and break things is largely inconsistent with Social Justice Warrior goals for society. And yeah, Emperor Barry shares the SJW goals.

And he obviously hates the military. Or maybe he just hates its purpose -- the aforementioned killing people and breaking things. Because his administration has done its level best to undermine those functions, both by cutting funding and by attempting to force the military into embracing "societal goals" -- or at least those societal goals that matter to Emperor Barry. Thus, he has driven the effort to force the military to accept gays in all roles (actually not a problem, from all accounts), to not only allow transgender service members but to force the military to fund any operations, etc. that might be required for those people to complete their transition, and to allow women in every possible combat role, regardless of how physically unsuited they might be.

The Marines have stood alone in attempting to oppose this effort, at least as far as allowing unsuited individuals into combat roles. The Marines have declined to lower the physical standards they require of anyone seeking a combat role. They have conducted live-exercise studies and found that co-ed units don't perform as well as all-male units. They are trying very hard to be what they always have been -- the branch of the military that, when the nation needs someone to kill people and break things tomorrow, is ready to do so. Despite the administration's best efforts, the Marines seem to be standing by the ethos reflected in one of my favorite bumper stickers:
The U.S. Marines: When it absolutely, positively has be be destroyed overnight.
I'm sorry the woman officer flunked out of the infantry' officer's course. I'm not sorry the Marines let her.

Woodsmoke in August?

As I was walking with Jeb the Wonder Dog tonight, I noticed a smell much more closely associated with January or February than with August: wood smoke. The temperature the last few nights has dipped into the 60s. Apparently, this is low enough to prompt at least some people -- I would say more than one, based on the pervasiveness of the smell -- to fire up the fireplace. To each his own, I say, but I doubt the Chez Wolves firepit will be in business anytime soon. Unless I need an excuse to drink beer, which seems an unlikely scenario, given that football season is almost upon us. But you never know.

I don't know why she thinks this is comfortable

But apparently she does. Mischief has taken to sleeping on computer keyboards. No, I don't get it, either:

But there you have it. Desk top units, laptops, doesn't seem to matter. She prefers laptops, however, as pictured here. Go figure.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Amazing how well that worked. For now, anyway.

So, the first work day after this email from the agency, the main violators of the dress code showed up in long pants and shirts with collars. Many of them still looked like they slept in those close and could blend seamlessly with the homeless population of Washington, but they were making an effort. I put the over-under on when they quit making the effort and go back to gym shorts and such at two weeks.