Climate Delusions, Rebukes and National Security


The Obama Plan For Countering Jihad

The Obama Plan For Countering Jihad

Terrorist #1: “CousCous, put down the knife. You can behead that infidel later. Have you seen this article in The Hill?” 

Terrorist #2: “What article, Baklava?”

Terrorist #1: “This one; read!”

Terrorist #2 (After Reading): “May Allah have mercy on us, what a devastating rebuke!”

Terrorist #1: “Truly we will be powerfully rebuked when the infidels meet for their climate conference. What shall we do?”

Terrorist #2: “Let me finish beheading this infidel, then I have a few Christian children to rape and crucify. We can discuss it then.”

Terrorist #1: “Cool. Get it? Climate change–cool?”

Terrorist #2: “Ha ha. Most amusing.”

What do CousCous and Baklava know that we don’t?

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Gun Review: The Savage A17



Savage 92R17 BTVSS

Several years ago I bought a Savage 93R17 BTVSS.  That’s it in the photo above. My rationale was simple: I wanted an inexpensive alternative to my .308 Savage 110 heavy barrel rifle. With the ability to shoot with good accuracy out to 200+ yards, I thought the .17 WMR cartridge would allow me to keep up my long(er)-range skills without forking over a never-ending fortune for match grade .308 ammunition. The other rationale was I like stainless steel rifles and the gun just looks cool. What more reason to own a firearm does one need? Firearms are, in part, just plainly fun.

It’s a very nice rifle indeed. The Savage Accutrigger works as advertised, providing at no extra cost the kind of light, consistent trigger pull available only at great extra cost as an aftermarket item only a few years ago. Savage did it right and everyone else has followed suit. Accuracy is excellent. My only real complaint was the generally clunky, indistinct feel of the magazine system, though it works perfectly and the magazines are also made of stainless steel.

I am, however, more a fan of semiautomatic firearms than bolt guns. The two aforementioned rifles are my only bolt-action rifles. Also, as a reflection of the fact that I am not wealthy, and content myself with things that work well and are sufficient for my purposes rather than demanding the finest available, I do not buy scopes that cost more than my rifles, or as much.

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The Manly, But Patient, Non-Islamic Terror War Of Barack Obama


Barack Obama, model for American youth credit; news

Barack Obama, model for American youth
credit; news

President Obama, who is really, really bored with all of this “responsibility for keeping America safe” business, is so disappointed in America and Americans, and is very upset with reporters asking him questions that don’t inquire as to the source and perpetual state of his magnificence, has, after the Paris and following attacks that have nothing to do with Islam, claimed that he is the most manly–yet patient–terror warrior ever. Why, he has ordered the execution of thousands of sorties against ISIS! Oh yes. They’re not Islamic either.

For those not intimately familiar with the term, a “sortie” is a single mission carried out by a single military plane. In this case, military attack jets.

And if one were inclined to ignore the indisputable fact that one can tell when Mr. Obama is lying by the slightest movement of his lips, one might think those sorties amounted to actual and determined attacks against people who would be delighted to rape our children–both sexes–our animals–any and both sexes–crucify everyone in sight, and saw off the heads of any infidel they can get their hands on.

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Romeo And Juliet: An Unexpected Tragedy


Romeo and Juliet credit:

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is something of a rite of passage for Americans. For most, it is the first work of Shakespeare they’ll ever experience. For others, it may be the sole work of Shakespeare they’ll ever experience–or remember. It is normally presented in the 9th grade, and for good reasons.

It is then that most kids have matured enough—neurologically—to begin to understand the language and concepts presented. It is then that they can understand the cultural concepts and the consequences of transgressing them. It is then that they can make sense of the lessons Shakespeare presents, and perhaps internalize them. It is then they are going through the same emotions experience by Romeo and Juliet. They might even learn from Shakespeare and avoid making the same mistakes as “Juliet and her Romeo.”

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Bright Lights Of The Past


Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 9.42.11 AMI’ve always been a history buff, and have read extensively about both of the men in this photo, which I recently, and quite accidentally, ran across.  It’s Mark Twain in the laboratory of Nikola Tesla.  I believe that’s Tesla at the left background.  It’s fascinating to see two of the great men of any time together in what amounts to a candid photograph of the time.

My Recommendation To The College President


Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 12.28.26 PMThis is particularly precious. It seems that various student groups at Amherst College (in Amherst, MA), obviously encouraged by the Jello-spined adults at Yale and the University of Missouri, have decided to go for broke. Consider their list of demands—yes, demands—courtesy of Steven Hayward at Powerline: 

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School Attacks 8: The Worst-Case Scenario



The first five articles in this series are:

(1) School Attacks: Actual Safety vs. Feeling Safe

(2) School Attacks 2: Basic Lessons

(3) School Attacks 3: Questions, Answers and Solutions

(4) School Attacks 4: Questions, Answers and Solutions II

(5) School Attacks 5: Questions, Answers and Solutions III 

(6) School Attacks 6: Logic And Research 

(7) School Attacks 7: the Worst-Case Scenario

When I originally wrote and posted this article in March of 2012, I had no idea the representative scenario I wrote would so closely follow the reality of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting.  However, my relative accuracy was not due to clairvoyance, nor was it mere chance.  The known motivations of school shooters and the physical realities of school buildings and police response made it very likely my fictional scenario would parallel reality, and so it does.


Regardless of how one feels about the foreign policy of a given presidential administration, America has been embroiled in a war with terrorists since at least the Carter administration, and nearly 800 Americans were killed around the world by terrorists prior to 9-11.  It was only 9-11 that made some realize that it might be wise to act as though we were fighting a war against those who not only had long since publicly declared war on us, but had for many years been killing Americans when and wherever possible.  Benghazi was only the most recent manifestation of that long war.  We also know that our terrorist enemies desperately want to carry out attacks in America and in American schools.   Recently gathered intelligence suggests this and they have elsewhere used this tactic–old hat for them but new to us–for decades.  It is equally sobering to realize that our own domestic brand of terrorist, juvenile or adult, always has been present, a fact now very much in the forefront of the awareness of the residents of Newtown, Connecticut.

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