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.
Our Recent Essays Behind the Front Page
Thursday, February 8. 2007
VDH, in City Journal. A quote:
One question for VDH: Why is this "to the right"? I do not understand how "left" and "right" apply to illegal immigration. "Illegal" is not a matter of opinion. The law is not complicated on this subject.
Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)
"...both sides in the debate often accept as reasonable estimates of 11 to 12 million illegals—with an additional 500,000 to 1 million arriving per year."
That my friends is an invasion greater than D-Day by magnitudes and it is a bellicose stance for the Mexican government to allow and a repudiation of our governments FIRST reponsibility..to protect it's CITIZENS. Homeland Security is a joke. But lets continue..
..."In contrast, this spring Americans witnessed millions of illegal aliens who not only were unapologetic about their illegal status but were demanding that their hosts accommodate their own political grievances, from providing driver’s licenses to full amnesty. The largest demonstrations—held on May Day, with thousands of protesters waving Mexican flags and bearing placards depicting the communist insurrectionist Che Guevara—only confirmed to most Americans that illegal immigration was out of control and beginning to become politicized along the lines of Latin American radicalism"
Held on May Day ..remember the big big Soviet displays of military hardware in Red Square on May Day? And now they are making DEMANDS...I wrote only yesterday of the Mexican revanchist movement. Well it's in full swing.
Some say ."how can we deport 10 million illegals"
1. arrest then
2. put them on a train or truck and take them to the border.
3. secure the border by putting the Mexican government on notice that illegals, once on US soil will be SHOT ON SIGHT.
If 500,000 illegals can cross inot this country a year then any number of AQ or other Islamic people can also.....write you Senator and Congressman and ask them why they are not fulfilling their primary duty?
these illegal aliens
they come from afar
they take over our country
having left their star
we now try to build fences
but we need their help
oh, what to do about aliens
who outbreed us and whelp
their skin is so different
their food is too hot
their speech is too foreign
so many weapons they brought
they're no longer content
to serve for mankind
they're ready to revolt
now we're in a fine bind
we've been too dependent
on them being here
we just didn't know it
we're in a pickle that's clear
how do we tell them
we want them to go
without them rising up
and becoming a worse foe
they could call in their ships
and blow up the Hill
they might kidnap Scully
and set their phasers to kill
the moral of our dilemma
is that aliens aren't cool
i never should've hired
ETs to clean my pool.
I wonder how the average white Californian feels?
I guess I'm gonna have to quit wearing my "NUKE IRAN" t-shirt and get one that says "NO JUANS HERE" or the much less PC "GRINGO RULE" but hell that's a damn lie.
lets see "HEY ILLEGAL, WHY DON'T YOU JUAN-DER BACK HOME"
"but what can I do Habu?"
"what do you want to do?
"well I want to stop the illegal immigration"
"what have you done so far?'
"nothing, no, I wrote a remark on a blogsite"
"how effective do you think that was?"
"I don't know, probably not much"
"Have you written a letter to your Congressman and Senator?"
" I'm too busy"
'Oh, well I would recommend you write them a letter, sending them an email is NOT effective, you have to write the letter"
"Wow, write a letter, I don't know about that. They would know it was me, that I'm upset over illegal immigration"
"Well aren't you?
"Well, yeah, but a letter. I'll think about it"
"That's the spirit, think about it."
You gringos need to stop crying so much. We aren't going to leave and you are no longer in control.
The world hates you. Every person who comes here hates you. We will soon take over.
I wonder what is the connection between the take over of the Episcopal Church by the extreme left, and their rapidly organizing forces to support all illegals? As for So. California, so many of those beautiful little post WWII suburbs are filthy trash holes now. Beautiful gardens gone, beautiful little parks gone, beautiful little neighborhoods, the houses still stand all boarded up and being lived in by thousands and thousands of illegals. Rat holes and rat packs! Too bad--it would have been nice to have been able to pass those lovely places on to the next generation.
The Ethical Warrior
It was too difficult for me to choose a "hook" for this article. I guess the oxymoronic title "The Ethical Warrior" just has me stupified. It is part of the U.S. Marine Corps new war fighting doctrine.
You never leave the Corps. My father served for 30 years and three wars. My bother-in-law served for 26 years and two wars. I served for 3 years and one war, with more war in my 10 years with the CIA, all covert.
To me this new doctrine is hogwash.
It will gut the Corps of it's best quality...killing the enemy without reservation, keeeping that reputation intact and real. Marines have always been trained to do one thing. Kill the enemy and make them fear even the name Marine.
This new doctrine makes Marines battlefield psychologists,shaman, and social anthropoligists first and warriors fourth or fifth.
The Marine Corps has always been a small service and Marines have always been the toughest outfit. Now I'm sure somewhere in the Pentagon there's a new decoration,a ribbon, to adorn the Marines' blouse that is for going through a six step psycho-socio-anthro+ list before he squeezes the trigger.
The list of dysfuntions this country now labors under is massive and there is no end or help in sight.
I'm not quite sure how close to the end of Edward Gibbons "The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" the American redux edition but to me this is ALL wrong.
Can you make an argument for it's basis, yes. A district attorney can also indict a ham sandwich. This is crap.
Thanks, I think. That is the GD highest stacked tableau of BS I have yet seen. You may as well cut the n**s off of all Marines. Hell, make 'em Army. When a (Former) Captain of Marines writes, and evidently believes in what he writes, as regards that BS, we may as well give the f**k up. As well as a mosque at Quantico I now have to experience this s**t.
I mean, just look at that bio, "Mr. Hoban is a former active duty U.S. Marine Corps Captain and "subject matter expert" for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). He is a long-time practitioner of martial arts and student of the late Robert L. Humphrey, noted conflict resolution specialist and author of "Values For A New Millennium."
What the f**k does that mean? "conflict resolution specialist" last I heard, meant killing the MF's. "Values For A New Millennium", I'll settle for the values of Tripoli, Belleau Wood, Tarawa, Phu Bai.
I will have to google this R.L. Humphrey person, though I suspect it will disgust me. Sh**, are we becoming rotten to the core (corps.) Sorry for the rant, but this is the wrong direction for the USMC. It is the wrong direction for this country. We have been infiltrated, traitors are in our midst.
It just wants to make you strangle somebody, like the person who developed this dung.
I heard the Corps had changed alot since my days. I guess all things do, but this is the wrong direction.
Isn't this what the Salvation Army does, or the Peace Corps...but warriors...no..never...
I hope Chesty doesn't hear about this he'll have a fit. hey wait maybe he should hear about it. I'm sending up a special "Chesty do something" prayer tonight.
It's just disheartening Habu. The Corps is our last line of defense.
I'll be with you on the 'prayer' tonight, I'll include Butler, Daly and many other good Marines.
A code that works elsewhere, does not work here.
Marines was meant too be:
I just spent some time trying to locate CMC's e-mail address but had no success. i was and am prepared to ask him what the hell is going on in the Corps. Can this be the new doctrine? Etc.
I'll get it tomorrow from some of my contacts in various agencies..someone will have it. I kknow definitely one person who has it but he might not let me have it.
From the shores of Tripoli to the darning of our enemies socks ..so they'll love us. I'd rather snake and nape 'em and have them fear the very name U.S. Marine.
I agree with all you have said. From my perspective, I think a military that does not know its enemy loses. It seems to me inculcating these ultra-PC demands onto the Marines is just a case of what has to be done to grok the new enemy. I do not think it takes anything away from them. But this enemy we face now is one that is not like any old enemy filled with the fire for power. This enemy is stupid and looking to be offended. Fine with me: Offend them with a nuke. But we have to realize that we can't ascribe to malice that which can be attributed to religious zealotry and common stupidity and expect to win.