We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It’s not just good for the individual young person to live life to the fullest. It’s good for society overall. We need you out there buying clothes and going to shows and eating in our restaurants. Nothing stimulates the economy like a twenty something trying to get laid.
What no one wants to say, but everyone knows is that the cops are now in their cop houses filling out paperwork and doing as little as possible. They see no reason to risk prison for a city government that would rather arrest cops than criminals.
War on Poverty:
Moynihan predicted that the practitioners of the WOP expected to be the recipients of large sums of money.
Even Alinsky, himself, was a skeptic; he knew that cash from the power structure had strings attached. In fact he considered the “virtue industry” to consist of puffed up generals out to feather their own nests, and that they had no interest in reducing poverty and losing a slot at the public trough.
He had good reason to think that: in the early days the monies passed through the conduit of Richard J Daley’s city hall.
I think the author of the Baltimore police article is exhibiting a bit of wishful thinking. That said when seconds count the police are minutes away, and it doesn't take much to delay a "Rescue" mission into a "Recovery" effort.
Baltimore is just another success story of the far left alinsky radical socialist. The agitators were bought and paid for by socialist/communist organizations and the media and Democrat politicans were openly and surreptitiously complicit in the conspiracy. As one major Democrat controlled midwestern and Eastern city after another falls into disarray what is the endgame? A long hot summer? Revolution? Or just fabricating excuses for leftists activists to take over more and more of our federal and state governments? What city is next?
RE Why our prep-school diplomats fail against Putin and ISIS
says the blogger who wants to be a diplomat, I guess, otherwise, what's the point of the rant?
its not possible to stop the iranians from getting the A-bomb, it likely never was possible. ISIS / islam/ al qaeda /taliban, whoever, is the current iteration of a problem that dates back to the 7th century, blame the Byzantines for failing to stop them.
Hitler, Bonaparte, Stalin, Konoe, et al didn't rise to power because American diplomats failed. but if you tell me that the State Department wrote checks that the War/Defense Dept/ Congress couldn't or wouldn't pay, I'd believe that.
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
I skipped closer and closer to the festivities and when I arrived I seen all my friends I had went to high school with there were holding hands and singing Kumbayah around the camp ice.. Yes It was a giant block of ice situated on three wood logs.. I felt much more comforted here than I did at my grandmas. I took a deep breath of relief and I thought Maybe, this day is getting better. I joined hands and with Germany and Tokyo and began to sing with everyone else, but as soon as I Belched out my voice changed to an annoying high pitched squeal.. Similar to ringing in your ears.
If You Thought The Coast Guard Was Supposed To, Y’know, Guard The Coast… Think Again
""If President Obama is serious about this, he’ll order our armed forces to go back to the days of wooden sailing ships. Their current carbon footprint is just ridiculous, so let them rely on wind power."'
Just as he himself and his "spouse" wouldn't be jetting all over the world if there was an actual, you know, catastrophe impending. Them and all the other billionaires who tell us to consume less, jetting around in their private jets and limos/suv''s, private yachts.
Our prep-school diplomats don't understand and cannot get their heads around the concept that Pooty and ISIS are certain that they can walk over our dips and Barry will do no more than perhaps make a snide comment.