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-Land of the Free
Speak Free, or Die
Just a sample from a fairly well known national conservative who finally reached the boiling point. It starts out a little slow... heh...
I damn sure didn't go to war for this country twice to come home and be told by a bunch of homely chicks with daddy issues, effete literary fops scandalized by the notion of resistance to Third World pathologies, and nimrod sons of politicians playing at journalism what I can and can't say. And I don't think most Americans are ready to have everything they speak, write, or think perused for possible hate criminality by these same goose-stepping creeps.

We'd rather die than "live" on our knees, begging permission to exercise the right God gave us to say whatever we damn well please, whenever we damn well please, and in the manner we damn well please. And those who want to shut us up better be equally committed if they want to succeed.

After Garland, they went too far. They showed their hand and their goal, a world where they decide who gets to say what. Imagine the same hysterical social justice drama queens who shriek about microaggressions getting to decide what you can and can't say. Just understand, you fascist bastards, that if you want to be Nazis, you'll need to do what the Nazis did and find some armed thugs - yeah, I'm using the word "thugs" whether you like it or not - to come stop us. Tell them to wear Kevlar. (cont here)
... and then he really gets going. (sarcasm) Read the whole thing. This sounds like what I think like.
Kurt Schlichter (Twitter: @KurtSchlichter) was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a former stand-up comic.
I think we can safely assume, given the above, that every word was chosen for effect.
Posted by: OldSpook || 05/12/2015 09:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [422 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Broken link.... try this

http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2015/05/11/speak-free-or-die-n1996058
Posted by: Warthog || 05/12/2015 9:27 Comments || Top||

#2  The link works now.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2015 11:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Tough talk. I like it. But I have this uneasy feeling the progressives are winning. You can't beat them with a Glock or an M1 because they have the police state to isolate you, they have the media to convince everyone that you are insane, they have the IRS to take your money. They have the money to buy candidates in both parties. Worst of all they are flooding this country with Third World types who will nullify your votes until voting becomes meaningless. They'll cancel Girt Wilders and Pamela Geller gigs at the country club. They will not allow Wilders or Geller to appear on television. You can say anything you want. I encourage you to do so. But the trick is getting people to listen.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/12/2015 12:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago. Died, dying, bleeding to death.

When they come for your neighborhood, Bundy Ranch their asses. If you love your children enough.
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 05/12/2015 14:57 Comments || Top||

#5  "You can't beat them with..." Where there's life there's hope. I have already outlived a great many prophecies of doom which have been proven false.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 05/12/2015 17:15 Comments || Top||

#6  One of my personal fav's.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2015 17:26 Comments || Top||

#7  My wife and I saw a bumper sticker at the YMCA today which said: "Why is mental health so hard to get and guns so easy."

We agreed that guns are not so easy to get. Legal guns are even harder to get and carry. Mrs. JohnQC thought about ripping it off or writing something on the bumper sticker but thought better of it.

I think there are a lot of people in this country who are where Kurt Schlicter is. Moreover, we the people leftist governments worry about.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2015 18:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Ebbang, the point is you don't fight them in the open if possible. If they provoke a war, you take out the policy makers and not the mooks. When enough of the people sending the mooks are hiding cause they're terrified and no food is making it to the cities and the riots have them in flames, game is over.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 05/12/2015 19:31 Comments || Top||

#9  @ #8: Correct but requires much practice. Begin practice at 500 meters and, when proficient at that range, increase practice range by 100 meters reaching an acceptable level of proficiency at each range before increasing to the next level.

This is THE most efficient method in terms of manpower and output that has been so far devised.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 05/12/2015 21:30 Comments || Top||


Arabia
The confused person's guide to the war in Yemen - hilarious wrap up
Moved to Opinion, because it was written by a satirist.
Posted by: anon1 || 05/12/2015 06:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From The Atlantic.

Wonderful dry humour. Among the many gems:

"Al-Qaeda has taken advantage of this situation to expand its presence in Yemen, and recently acquired an airport. Though this might sound worrying, it does bring with it the satisfaction of knowing that al-Qaeda now has to worry about airport security."
Posted by: anon1 || 05/12/2015 6:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Given my depression about the state of the world and country I'm glad to find I can still laugh at them.

It does tend to reinforce my somewhat isolationist view that we should find a way to continually support the internecine warfare over there with as little overt action or side picking as possible. Keep them continually at each others throats and only really whack them if they make a move to escape from the sandbox.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/12/2015 7:29 Comments || Top||


Government
McConnell praises Obama, says they are an '€˜odd couple'
[The Right Scoop] I'm sure McConnell is going to have a great time with Obama at the next White House cocktail party, seeing as how he and Obama are now an 'odd couple':

WASHINGTON TIMES -- "A lot of folks like to joke about the odd couple that was Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch," Mr. McConnell said Sunday at an event at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, referring to the late liberal lion and Mr. Hatch, a Republican senator from Utah. "But I think Mitch McConnell and Barack Obama may have them outdone."

"I had to warn reporters not to faint last week before offering the president some praise on trade," Mr. McConnell said, according to USA Today. "I'm even getting handwritten notes from the president these days. He sent one the other day to thank me for supporting the nomination of Loretta Lynch."

Sorry, I gotta go get a barf bag. This bipartisan love affair is making me very nauseous.


Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [440 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is why it is absolutely vital to vote for the GOP!

Because...um...

Wait, it'll come to me...
Posted by: charger || 05/12/2015 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Senile old fart.
Posted by: Unonter Bluetooth3165 || 05/12/2015 2:51 Comments || Top||

#3  You'd almost think they were members of the same party. Oh wait, they are. They're members of the IBP, the Inside the Beltway Party.

The goal is to rule, not govern, in the fascist, corporatist, cronyist, corruptocrat way.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/12/2015 8:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Not really. They both are self serving assholes that believe only the power of Washington DC matter and fuck the little guy.

More like peas in a pod.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/12/2015 9:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Anyone in McConnell's position who would offer such senseless praise or comment should be held immediately suspect, regardless of their record of achievement. Which, by the way, McConnell has none as far as I have been able to tell.

After six years of struggle, deception, backbiting, and legislative failure....... absolutely unconscionable.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2015 9:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Odd couple because they were elected to do pretty much opposite things. Then Obama stuck to his convictions and McConnell bent over.
Posted by: Iblis || 05/12/2015 10:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Seems to me they are both Felix Ungers.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/12/2015 13:01 Comments || Top||

#8  I think someone needs to buy these "boys" a wedding cake, BOW or WOB (Black on White or White on Black) - Oh Mitch, I knew you had wanted it in you.
Posted by: Glogum Uling6121 || 05/12/2015 22:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Let's play "Greek Leap Frog"
Posted by: Glogum Uling6121 || 05/12/2015 22:40 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Abbottabad raid: a new angle
[DAWN] IT is a story that will not go away -- and rightly so. A new, sensational account of the run-up to the May 2, 2011 American raid in Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
that killed the late Osama bin Laden
... who was laid out deader than a mackerel, right next to the mackerel...
alleges that not only did the then army leadership know of the American raid beforehand but that the Pakistain Army had imprisoned bin Laden for many years in the city. The Seymour Hersh account in the London Review of Books appears to mainly take aim at US President Barack Obama
That’s just how white folks will do you....
's and the White House's version of the events that led to the killing of the world's most wanted terrorist. But in doing so it attempts to take apart the standard story proffered inside Pakistain -- that the army leadership had no knowledge of the Al Qaeda chief's presence in Abbottabad nor did it in any way facilitate the American raid to kill him. In the days to come, there will surely be official denials and sundry attacks made on Mr Hersh's version of events.

Careful scrutiny of the LRB story is in fact required as it contains several perplexing theories and an alternative version of events. But neither should it be lost that Mr Hersh appears largely sympathetic to the Pakistain Army, both in the LRB piece and in comments to this newspaper yesterday, and that the central premise of his article is to dismantle the B.O. regime's version of events. It is clearly not a hatchet job on Pakistain. Which leaves at least three basic points to be made here. First, where is the official Pak version of events, the Abbottabad Commission report? Buried after initial promises that it would be made public, one version of the report has already seen the light of day via a leaked copy to Al Jazeera. That version alone contains a deep, systematic, even fundamental critique of the manner in which the ISI operates. Surely, it is morally and legally indefensible of the state to hide from the public the only systematic inquiry into the events surrounding perhaps the most humiliating incident in decades here. National security will not be undermined by the publication of a report; national security was undermined by the presence of Osama bin Laden on Pak soil.

Second, it is long overdue for parliament to have oversight of the intelligence apparatus. The military itself projects its intelligence wings as omnipresent and omniscient -- surely, it is parliament that ought to be omnipotent, able to inquire into anything done by any branch of the state in the name of public security and the national interest. Nor is it really a question of who will bell the cat -- if parliament were to indicate any interest, the military would be unable to fend off oversight entirely. Finally, the Hersh report underlines an age-old truth: while supreme civilians may not always be truthful, they are always accountable -- something a military-dominated set-up can never be.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  Incidentally, Politico reports that The New Yorker passed on this story when Mr. Hersh offered it to them a few years ago.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2015 11:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, yes. "Forward," and all that.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/12/2015 12:34 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Opinion: Assad's last battle
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] The long-planned spring battle of Qalamoun - between Hezbollah and Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
's forces on one hand, and Syrian rebels on the other hand - started last weekend.

Though the Assad regime and Hezbollah are striving for a victory to regain momentum, it will be a lengthy and costly one that will further degrade their capabilities. Furthermore, it has exposed the reality of the Islamic State
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  And may all be in vain for the regime as the rebels have reached the M5 motorway from the east. Lose control of that road, and everything in the north is lost.
Posted by: phil_b || 05/12/2015 1:38 Comments || Top||

#2  this is actually the 2nd battle of Halamoun

the first was from fall 2013 to summer 2014; Assad's forces won that one with Hezbollah assistance
Posted by: lord garth || 05/12/2015 4:38 Comments || Top||

#3  "Assad's regime" has been "on its last breath" for four years now. I don't know that to think anymore.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/12/2015 10:51 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Political Correctness Has Destroyed The Army's Readiness And Morale
h/t Instapundit
The U.S. Army is facing its greatest danger as an institution since the 1970's. Stricken with morale and readiness problems, it is also under attack from leftist social engineers who are determined to remake the Army, even if they have to destroy it.

In the 1980's, men who carried the burden of terrible lessons learned in Vietnam rebuilt the U.S. Army. They created a spectacularly professional force that annihilated Saddam's legions in a defeat not seen since Agincourt.

That Army is nearly extinct.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/12/2015 13:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Losing wars is bad for a president's popularity and job approval ratings, possibly bad for his party's prospects in the next election. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 05/12/2015 15:40 Comments || Top||

#2  The Army has been ordered to allow women into the combat arms and special operations. Previously, women were denied these jobs because women do not possess the upper body strength that the combat arms requires. Women are also more prone to injuries and there are hygienic concerns as well.

This is the big lie! Women have served quite capably and with aplomb and distinction in Special Operations units at the 'Tier One' level for decades.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/12/2015 15:44 Comments || Top||

#3  That was the intent all along. There are precious few institutions left in the US which teach real values. The military has been one of them. Ergo, it is under attack.

This isn't about women. It's about gay weddings in the West Point Chapel. It's about commanders who can't use the word "Muslim." It's about purging the ranks of Christians, forbidding soldiers to listen to Rush Limbaugh or read Glenn Beck. It is Stalinist and part of a real campaign to remake the military into just another failed liberal fever swamp.
Posted by: Iblis || 05/12/2015 17:02 Comments || Top||

#4  The Army I knew is going the way of the NSA I knew. I am terrified it may grow the same direction as the NSA did.
Posted by: OldSpook || 05/12/2015 21:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry #1, but "losing wars", or perhaps more accurately = PCorrectly "not winning" a war(s), is part of the Bammer's + Globies' agenda.

* See TOPIX > [National Review] CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER'S TAKE: AFTER POTUS' OBAMACARE LIES, "TRUST ME" [trust me now] IS NOT A SUFFICIENT ARGUMENT FOR [anti-US Sovereignty]TPP.

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 05/12/2015 22:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Hey Kids you have less than a year and a half to go - resist the ashholes in the Wet Dream House at 1600, grow a pair and start fighting back. PC is so the 90's check the calendar, we are almost through the second decade of the 21st Century. The Brits wised-up, why can't you ?
Posted by: Glogum Uling6121 || 05/12/2015 22:55 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2015-05-12
  Drone Strike Kills 4 Qaida Suspects in Yemen's Mukalla
Mon 2015-05-11
  Terror recruiter with roots in Minn. linked to Texas shooting
Sun 2015-05-10
  Houthis agree to five-day cease-fire in Yemen
Sat 2015-05-09
  Pakistani Chopper Crashes into School, 2 Ambassadors Killed
Fri 2015-05-08
  ISIS controls 80% of Baiji refinery in Salahuddin
Thu 2015-05-07
  Fighting continues in Benghazi despite fall of Mreisa
Wed 2015-05-06
  Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq repel a major ISIS attack southeast of Fallujah
Tue 2015-05-05
  Troops Kill 28 Suspected Militants in Central Nigeria
Mon 2015-05-04
  3 Shot, 2 dead a '€˜Muhammad Art, Cartoon Contest' in Texas
Sun 2015-05-03
  40 Person Mob Assaults 2 Jews on Paris’ Boulevard Voltaire
Sat 2015-05-02
  Saudi Air Raids Kill Dozens of Yemenis
Fri 2015-05-01
  Largest Iraqi Refinery Under Seige
Thu 2015-04-30
   Iraqi forces make hard gains in rough Ramadi
Wed 2015-04-29
  Houthis, tribesmen battle in central Yemen, at least 15 dead
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  Saudi Arabia Arrests 93 Jihadists, Says Attacks Foiled

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