May 27, 1941. Sinking of the Bismarck
On May 18, 1941 the Bismarck and her consort Prinz Eugen sortied from the Pomeranian port of Gotenhafen, present day Gdynia, Poland, to raid British commerce in the North Atlantic. The Bismarck, displacing some 50,000 tons, had been launched in 1939 and was a formidable combatant carrying 8 x 15 guns as her main battery. When she entered service on August 24, 1940 the only | Read More »
The rape epidemic and Nicholas Kristof’s cognitive dissonance
In the wake of the notorious Emma Sulkowicz graduating from Columbia University where she made an academic career, as far as can be told, of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape, the New York Time’s Nicholas Kristof has an interesting offering: When the Rapist Doesn’t See It as Rape. He starts with the story of Brian Banks. Brian Banks was one of America’s best | Read More »
Los Angeles labor unions demand exemption from minimum wage
Chutzpah. Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour | Read More »
Former CIA Director on Benghazi: What difference at this point does it make?
Former CIA Director, the nonpartisan former chief of the nonpartisan CIA, Mike Morrell has taken to the nonpartisan POLITICO to snivel about the emails Benghazi emails being released by Judicial Watch. The results are so pathetic that one gets the feeling that Morrell, himself, is laughing as he writes it. He calls his effort Debunking the Benghazi Myth. The obvious flaw in Morrell’s piece is that | Read More »
What is in a picture?
What we think is unusual or touching says a lot about us as a society. Sometimes the item of attention must be taken in context to fully appreciate it. A few weeks ago, the media were abuzz with the obviously mentally unbalanced Bruce Jenner’s journey from man to mutilated-man. In a previous, more rational era, Jenner would have found gainful employment in carnival sideshow and | Read More »
Liberal angst on the civil-military divide. Part 1000.
One of the great thing about blogging at RedState for nearly eleven years is that it is environmentally sensitive. By that, I mean eventually you see the same articles (by different authors) appear and you can recycle your blog posts. One of those appeared today in the LA Times: US Military And Civilians Are Increasingly Divided. While the U.S. waged a war in Vietnam 50 | Read More »
Happy Memorial Day from the Democrat Party
I can’t think of anything that better represents the utter selfish, self-absorbed, callous, and cavalier reign of Obama than this tweet from the DNC. On a weekend that commemorates America’s war dead, the best image Obama can come up with is him licking an ice cream cone. What a man. When I grow up I want to be just like him.
How the left proves Christians and conservatives are not terrorists
One of the things the left has been on the hunt for is conservative terrorists. They thought they’d hit the jackpot back in February when Craig Kirby gunned down some Muslims. Unfortunately, he turned out to be an atheist, a fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and a promoter of homosexual marriage. The Department of Homeland Security seems to regularly issue warnings about conservative groups being | Read More »
Obama official: our Iraq policy is the same as our critics’
The Obama administration has three tried and true ways of dealing with crises. First, they blame others. Now seven years into his regime of shame, Obama is still trying to blame George Bush for everything. Second, they gaslight, that is they tell you against all evidence that something is working. Just this week, the White House claimed that its Iraq policy was working. I mean, | Read More »
Scientific fraud revealed. Progressives hardest hit.
If power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, the same can be said about progressivism. The best example of this found in academia where the humanities and social sciences have been so adulterated by the deceit and stupidity of left wing academics that they have become a drag on civilization. Usually this bastardization of learning takes place with the full acquiescence of people who know | Read More »
Great news: White House says Iraq strategy has been a success
I’m not making this up. To recap, this week saw Iraqi forces driven out of the city of Ramadi after what was classified as elite Iraqi units executed that tactic perfected by the now-defunct ARVN: di di mau. In a replay of last year’s military debacle, elite units abandoned their U.S.-provided equipment to Islamic State fighters and fled the area, leaving several hundred soldiers surrounded | Read More »
Did Hillary Clinton know of Benghazi attack in advance?
This is not shaping up to be a good week for Hillary Clinton. Not only has someone inside the Democrat party apparatus fed the New York Times a damning batch of emails that indicate that Hillary used the State Department to enrich cronies and lied to Gowdy’s Benghazi committee about her use of private email, she has now been firmly nailed down as being a | Read More »
Pay-to-play at Hillary’s State Department
The more we see of Hillary Clinton’s private emails the more corrupt and inept she is revealed to be. Clinton, is seems, attempted to use US foreign policy as a piggy-bank for her cronies and friends, paralleling the way she and her husband used American foreign policy to enrich themselves. Via The New York Times: While advising Mrs. Clinton on Libya, Mr. Blumenthal, who had | Read More »
Slate’s William Saletan: the dumbest man on the internet
Sometimes you read stuff so bizarre that it simply takes your breath away. Slate, which set the standard of intellectual rigor with its epic expose of the cruel sport of monkeyfishing, has always been a motherlode of lackwits who can be counted upon to say the most bizarre things to boost their pageviews. One of the black holes of intelligence at Slate is a guy | Read More »
Loretta Sanchez commits a microaggression
The California senate race is shaping up nicely. Two rabid and dimwitted progressive harpies, Congresswoman Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) 0% and Attorney General Kamala Harris, are locked in a cage match to succeed another rabid and dimwitted progressive harpy, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 0%. Sad to say, one of those two will be a US Senator and thereby, as | Read More »