Archive for May, 2013

Some Things Don’t Change

Posted in Politics, Society on May 26th, 2013

A soldier’s weapons and gear change, regularly being updated and improved to meet the needs of the ever-changing battlefield. Some things don’t change though; the reason why every soldier who chose to join the miltary being one of these constants.

For Love Of Country
For Love Of Country

By and large these men and women joined up for the simple reason of their love of their country. That’s the singular reason why they chose to write a blank check to their nation, payable upon their lives, their minds, and their very souls if needs be.

Related Reading:

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Patriotism Is Not Enough: Harry Jaffa, Walter Berns, and the Arguments that Redefined American Conservatism
A History of America in 100 Maps
The New York Times Book of Politics: 167 Years of Covering the State of the Union
Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity

Associated Press Assault

Posted in Politics on May 19th, 2013

Obama bitching, growling, and jabberingThere’s been a lot of flak flying over the Obama Regime’s assault upon Associated Press (AP) and its secret seizure of the telephone records of AP and its reporters, including the reporters’ cellular phone records. AP, with understandable ire, describes this as a massive and unprecedented intrusion into its gathering of news.

Here’s the thing; it’s all bullshit!

Yes, given the boy’s track record, Obama’s use of his favorite “house negro,” Holder’s DoJ to assault AP and investigate their reporters’ sources is an easy target for Americans to verbally fire upon. It’s easy to see this behavior as another prima facie example of Obama’s desire for tyranny and his despite for America’s constitution. That doesn’t mean that this is the right way to approach this particular situation.

By all the accounts that we have, including AP’s own assessment of the Obama Regime’s rationale for the seizure of their telephone records, the DoJ is investigating who leaked sensitive intelligence data to the press. It is likely the result of a May 7, 2012 article that revealed the CIA thwarted a bomb plot planned to originate out of Yemen to avenge the death of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US Navy SEALs one year earlier.

This is well within the purview of Executive and is a matter of national security. We have to trace the leaks and take whatever steps are needed to prevent a repeat offense. There is no intrinsic difference between the leak to Associated Press and the Leaks to Wikileaks and I sincerely doubt that there’s a single American who say that any investigation into- or reprisal against Wikileaks and/or its sources was wrong.

Obama and his cabal may well be engaging in this behavior for the wrong reason but their actions are consistent in this instance with the best interests of America. We should remember that surprising fact.

Related Reading:

The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Great Cook
DHS/DOJ Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program and Services - Considerations for Fusion Center and Emergency Operations Center Coordination:  Comprehensive Preparedness Guide  (CPG) 502
Before the Final Encore
Free Innovation (The MIT Press)
National Security Law: Principles and Policy (Aspen Student Treatise)

Collective Cannibalism

Posted in Politics, Society on May 13th, 2013

Big LaborOne of the best things about the failure of the labor unions is that they’re engaging in collective cannibalism. They’re eating their own and predating upon each other, which bodes well for America’s future. This is good because anything that weakens these syndicates further and contributes to their eventual destruction is a good thing for the American economy and should be celebrated by the American people.

With American workers fleeing the unions in droves, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has chosen to raid other unions for members. Currently, their trying to pouch the US Airways and American Airlines mehanics from their existing unions. This is causing a lot of anger in the unions the Teamsters have targeted as prey.

As a trade unionist, I’m outraged and disgusted that the Teamsters plan to waste the time and resources of their members in an unprincipled raid against union members at US Airways. Let’s call this what it is: The IBT is behaving like a parasite. They are desperately attempting to feed off another organization to cover up their own failures. This has everything to do with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that the IBT lost more members than any other union last year and nothing to do with the needs of aircraft mechanics.

Garry Drummond
Air Transport Division Director, TWU

To be heartlessly fair though, nobody – not even the filth who run the labor soviets – should be surprised by this behavior. The Teamsters have a long and infamous history or predatory practices. Throughout the decades of their unfortunate existence they’re raided and sought to destroy union after union. That’s part of why they finally left AFL-CIO which tried to curtail that sort of behavior.

For Americans though, this is good news. Whenever the unions feast upon each other instead of the productive American population its a good thing.

Related Reading:

Employment and Labor Law
Parasites: Tales of Humanity's Most Unwelcome Guests
Breaking the Devil’s Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob
Corruption and Reform in the Teamsters Union (Working Class in American History)
Getting Back to Full Employment