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Happy (Belated ) Birthday, Uncle Billy

Day late and a dollar short, as usual for me. Yesterday was Uncle Billy Sherman’s birthday. While I missed it, I suspect he would have approved of my post. Arguably, Uncle Billy is the man who won the Civil War, although he needed cover from Grant in the Army. But the people that admired his […]

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Fifteen Years

I wrote the following five years ago today. It still seems appropriate now for the fifteenth anniversary of that horrid day. There isn’t one of us who doesn’t remember what we were doing. I was having a day off and was watching Good Morning, America and I will remember to my dying day Diane Sawyer’s “Oh, my God!”. […]

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Britain’s global role: stepping up

Some of you were surprised, I suspect, that I was (and am) quite taken by Theresa May as Britain’s Prime Minister. It’s true enough that I likely share more beliefs with Andrea Leedsom. But politics is the art of the possible, and in Mrs. May I saw a chance for Britain to resume its confident way, […]

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Women In Combat: Making A Virtue Of Weakness

If you follow the military much you have like seen this video. Looks impressive (and brave), doesn’t it? She worked through it to manage to complete the march. Good for her! Thing is, this is a 12 mile, that has to be completed within 3 hours, and the load is 36 pounds. As opposed to […]

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Tongues of Fire on Idris Flaring

Practically Historical reminds us that last Friday was the 137th anniversary of the battle of Rork’s Drift. This was the occasion when the British fought against an attack from the Zulus in Natal. It was held by the B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot, who became not long afterward the South Wales Borderers, and is now […]

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By An Angel’s Kiss, MAJ Adrianna M Vorderbruggen, 36, SSG Chester J McBride, 30, SSG Minchal A Cinco, 28, SSG Peter M Taub, 30, SSG Louis M Bonacasa, 31, TSGT Joseph G Lemm, 45

Kissed by an Angel, Where Violins are the Angels’ Voices, and the Cello Sings Harmony. MAJ Adrianna M Vorderbruggen, 36, of Plymouth, MN SSG Chester …

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Why Our Commanders Look The Other Way During Child Rape

This is important The revelation that our generals expect Americans solders to allow screaming young boys to be sodomized and not stop it is simply the latest manifestation of the utter moral bankruptcy infecting the senior ranks of the U.S. military. The problems with America’s military—which has now failed to win three wars in a […]

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American Ingenuity and Winning Friends, Redux

[OK, I posted this the other day, and with all he nonsense, I’m not sure anybody actually read it, so here its again. i think it a very worthwhile endeavor. Neo] A while back, Jessica wrote a post entitled We’re Americans, We Act, As always with her articles, it is excellent. it deals with the […]

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Survey says…Active-duty military do not like this President!

Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List!Or, if that doesn’t HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead?55% disapprove and 15% approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing as Commander-in-Chief!Wh…

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Obama’s Legacy? Pakistani schoolchildren slaughtered by members of the Religion of Peace!

Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List!Or, if that doesn’t HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead?Taliban slaughters more than 130 schoolchildren in Pakistan!It’s an enemy Barack Obama is rel…

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List: 30 examples of Barack Obama disrespecting the military!

The Obama ‘Latte Salute’ was bad, no doubt about it!But here are 30 more examples of the Commander-in-Chief disrespecting the military it’s his job to lead!From Examiner.com:’Obama’s top 30 most disrespectful insults to the military’Here are Obama’s to… . . . → Read More: List: 30 examples of Barack Obama disrespecting the military!

30 examples of Barack Obama disrespecting the military!

The Obama ‘Latte Salute’ was bad, no doubt about it!But here are 30 more examples of the Commander-in-Chief disrespecting the military it’s his job to lead!From Examiner.com:’Obama’s top 30 most disrespectful insults to the military’Here are Obama’s to… . . . → Read More: 30 examples of Barack Obama disrespecting the military!

War on Terror – Can Obama really be this incompetent or is he this incompetent on purpose?

The President has pathetically failed in his main role as protector of the United States but is it due to simple incompetence or could it possibly be more?He ignores his advisors, is dogmatic in his philosophy, misses a high percentage of national secu…

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A Defense Department of Lawyers

I’m chary of Bill O’Reilly’s proposal to outsource the war on terrorism to a newly formed mercenary army for many reasons. Far from the least is the idea of a semi controlled force wandering around the world, we already have too much of that sort of nonsense. For me, it’s also a bit too reminiscent […]

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Out of the mouths of babes: US National Security! (Humor)

There are times that the unfiltered thoughts of children can teach adults how critical tasks such as the national security of the United States need to be handled!Barack Obama and the rest of his administration should learn this lesson quickly because … . . . → Read More: Out of the mouths of babes: US National Security! (Humor)

Misleading from the Rear: The Presidential Address

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It took President Obama less than one minute into last night’s 15-minute national address to again claim credit for taking out Osama bin Laden. The speech was an apparent effort to shore up his declining poll numbers among voters. With the US Senate majority in play, the President is currently a human boat anchor for Democrat candidates attempting to stay afloat.
The President; however, missed his mark. If he wants the faith of the American people then he needs to shoot straight with us. There is this statement, “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not ‘Islamic.’ No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.” The only true part of that statement is “the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim” and while that part of the statement is true, it is also misleading.

ISIL has certainly killed members of other religions. Its seeming preference for killing fellow Islamists; however, is simply a function of opportunity not preference. Does anyone doubt that members of ISIL would shy away from killing more Christians or Jews if they found themselves with the opportunity?


As for the rest of that statement, it was pure political correctness. Is ISIL Islamic? By their own definition and assertion, they are. This is the same politically correct nonsense that branded Major Nidal Hasan’s murder of 13 Americans and the attempted murder of 32 others as “workplace violence” despite his reported cries of “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire.


Regarding the “no religion condones the killing of innocents”, perhaps President Obama should consider the following among the many verses in the Quran that endorse the killing of non-believers who do not convert or pay the extra taxes required of non-Muslims.

“If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge thee on against them, then they will be your neighbors in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a (fierce) slaughter.” – Quran 33:60-62

Then we have this statement from our Commander-in-Chief, “Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are.” To quote the Beatles, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Two years after Benghazi we arrested Abu Khatallah, the “mastermind” of that terrorist attack, and brought him back for trial.

US Attorney General “Eric the Dread” Holder has proclaimed that Khatallah will be given a trial in US federal court. So here we go again, the Obama Administration is in love with litigation and the court system to the detriment of American interests. Yes, you killed our Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in an orchestrated military attack so it’s off to court with you.

Oooooo! And who wouldn’t be afraid of an American jury deciding on a slam-dunk murder charge? I mean other than O. J. Simpson and Casey Anthony and a cast of hundreds. What’s the real message from President Obama? Don’t kill Americans or our lawyers will get you! Beware our fierce gray-pinstriped warriors armed with briefcases and rhetoric!


President Obama did list a four-part plan for dealing with ISIL, but if he can’t be honest with the American people in defining the problem then the details are not pertinent. If President Obama can’t even be truthful enough to recognize that people who have declared an Islamic Caliphate are actually Muslims then why should we believe anything he says?


The main thrust of President Obama’s speech was a reassurance to the American voters that he wasn’t nearly as disengaged as he appears to be. He’s certainly not disengaged from politics as his insistence on placing politically correct rhetoric above honesty shows. As for engagement in US foreign policy, I have never seen a man in power less prepared to make decisions than Barack Obama.


Today’s Quote: When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.” – Edmund Burke

Thank you for reading. If you liked it, please share it. If you didn’t like it, let me know why. I appreciate feedback. Thanks, Ken

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A Time for War

Angelo Codevilla has thought, like most of us, about ISIS. Like most of us, also, he sees problems ahead. He also sees a path to victory, and victory is the only useful term in this context.  If You Want To Stop ISIS, Here Is What It Will Take The Islamic State’ video-dissemination of one of […]

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ISIS, America’s Existential Threat, Will this Government Agree?

An “existential threat” is a thing that threatens one’s existence. On the Sunday morning of December 7, 1941, as soon as John Daley reported the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, all America realized not just that we were at war, but our very existence had been put into the line. And ourRead More

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Robin Williams supported the troops

Robin Williams was big on performing for the troops. Through the USO he visited Kuwait, Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq as well. You probably saw this video of him in Kuwait when “Retreat” (“Colors” to swabbies and Marines) sounded … Continue reading

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The president who lost 2 wars, Part III

President Obama is rightfully getting blamed for losing the war in Iraq. Last Tuesday, he confidently said “The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been.” On Thursday, he was forced to address Iraq’s military crisis, saying […]

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