Pulled into Lowe’s the other morning to buy an extra ceiling fan to replace one that’s caving after about sixteen years of faithful service. Started down the parking aisle when I spotted two signs at two spots at the front.
“Veterans Parking Only,” they read, “Thank you for your service.” A waving American flag topped the signs.
Probably meant for new veterans of the Middle East, I thought, not old farts from Viet Nam like me. Still, I’m a genuine veteran, so I parked in one of the two empty spots. All set to whip out my VA card should it become necessary. It didn’t.
I liked this idea when Trump first raised it during his campaign. I still like it despite the turmoil his executive order closing the door to refugees apparently has created at some airports here and elsewhere. It was bound to cause problems. The only way to avoid them would be to continue the refugee influx.
Which I never quite understood to begin with. I recall the Vietnamese refugee situation in the 1970s and early 80s when National Guard bases in Arkansas and Pennsylvania were used to house them until sponsors could be found for each family and the guarantee of a job. But that was a different age it seems.
Barry Hussein seems to have been dumping them into small American towns, particularly in the midwest, without much if any planning. Of course he wouldn’t have sought to bother the coastal cities, where most of his party’s votes come from. He was by far the most partisan president in a generation.
Just why we are supposed to take these people, most of them Middle Eastern Muslims, has never been clear to me. Because of the fighting in Iraq and Syria? Barry’s policies created the refugee problems in both those places. Perhaps that’s why he felt the need to take them. But that’s his problem. It shouldn’t be ours.
Via Drudge Report
UPDATE: Dilbert creator and Trump supporter Scott Adams on Trump’s strategy. I just hope that in negotiating back to the middle we don’t wind up with more refugees. Send ’em to Europe. Let the Germs be overwhelmed. They haven’t atoned near enough for the Holocaust. Give it another thousand years.
MEMRI, an outfit which translates the Arab world to show us their true attitudes behind the platitudes our pols and the dictator’s club hand us, occasionally hits the jackpot. As they did here. Watch these talk show clowns throw coffee and punches. You’ll see why Israel has so little hope of ever making peace with them.
We know the Hildabeast is bellicose. For a woman whose gender is supposed to be about cooperation, she is as competitive as any male. She engineered the death of Gaddafi who, for all his faults, was on our side at last. But now, incredibly, she’s talking about threatening the Russians, who have the nuclear arsenal Iran can only dream about.
Her major declared threat to them is to impose a no-fly zone over Syria, the same idea her husband Slick Willie championed and imposed on Iraq back in the 90s. But except for a few Turkish and other fighter-bombers over Syria, the majority of fliers and their aircraft are Russian.
Which explains why Putin’s government has been running civil defense exercises and talking about nuclear war. Even to the point of mentioning (at length) their new RS-28 Sarmat missile, dubbed the Satan 2, whose seventeen nuclear warheads they have pointedly claimed could wipe out a geographical area the size of Texas.
The Democrats are running new campaign ads claiming Trump would start a nuclear war, but other than a few naive remarks about nuclear weapons, he hasn’t threatened the only other nuclear power of any significance. Only the Democrat candidate has done that.
Not that the Russians likely would waste an RS 28 on us. Well, maybe on Houston with its oil terminals, which might takeout Louisiana, Arkansas and parts of Mississippi. More likely they would all go to the east and west coasts: DC, NYC, and LA. Maybe Felonia would figure that out in time and not let the confrontation get too hot.
She’s a notorious liar, after all, as well as a criminal. Maybe her no-fly zone is just more campaign bullshit, like her phony plan to tax the rich. We can only hope.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II’s retirement is being rethunk. Good news for the groundpounders, for whom air support from the fast movers always was problematic.
I once flagged a passing F-4 Phantom for air support and was shocked to watch it fling a 250-pounder (the smallest bomb it had at the time) farther than desired: right into the outskirts of a friendly village. The Thunderbolt II, whose pilots call it the Warthog, carries only 10-pounder rockets, in addition to its 30mm rotary nose cannon, and is slow enough to be a lot more accurate.
“Air Force maintainers are also preparing to replace the wings of the A-10 fleet, tapping a $2 billion contract originally awarded to Boeing in 2007, which was intended at the time to keep the fleet flying until 2028. Some corrosion of the planes has been seen at the depots, but Pawlikowski says this is to be expected, especially on an aircraft that has been in service since 1977.”
Their wings likely corrode faster because they fly low and (relatively) slow and stir up and collect a lot of dirt, dust and vegetative derbis. The Warthog could do a lot more damage to ISIS than any fast mover. Sure wish we’d had them in Vietnam.
Via Popular Mechanics
Bad enough our Little Barry Hussein pulled the rug out from under their victory. Now his Pentagon is demanding that California’s Iraq veterans repay enlistment bonuses paid to them.
“These bonuses were used to keep people in,” said Christopher Van Meter, a 42-year-old former Army captain and Iraq veteran from Manteca, Calif., who says he refinanced his home mortgage to repay $25,000 in reenlistment bonuses and $21,000 in student loan repayments that the Army says he should not have received. “People like me just got screwed.”
Rules are for the little people, as usual, while Felonia and the rest of the Ruling Class skate. We can be sure this will go a long way to keeping up the confidence of the volunteer military.
UPDATE: Just in time for the election, Pentagon is “suspending” demand for the money. No word whether it will be permanent or whether those who already paid will get a refund.
I’ve never been a gay-worrier, much less a gay hater. If they want to marry in churches or synagogues and they can find one that will do it, it’s all the same to me. Likewise getting a wedding cake, tho I don’t want bakers to be unable to refuse.
And these ads for Canadian oil are brilliant. This hot lesbian print ad apparently has succumbed to the usual PC b.s. but the video one about males seems to be still running. About time someone hit back at the muzzies and their lethal bigotry.