Friday, November 30, 2012

Rep. Hank Johnson at it again

House member Hank Johnson (D) GA is a gift that just keeps on giving. As you may recall Hank was the congressman who stated that Guam would tip over as a result of USMC units being relocated there from Okinawa.
Well Hank today has decided that we need to amend the Constitution to restrict free speech of corporations.

It only takes a little bit of thought to imagine what his district GA must look like. The leftist and Free Sh** Army will be the downfall of us all.

Here is the link to the video

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Barbaric Infanticide in the UK NHS

Words simply fail me when I read the whole article, (Hat Tip Gateway Pundit). If anyone doesn’t think this will happen here with the full implementation of Obamacare you are at best delusional. We now already know that bureaucratic care panels are in fact part of the package. So you can count on stories like this coming to a hospital near you.

 It too bad that this is happening in a so called advanced western society, who is to know what the outcome of any child born with defect will be. Just last year a friend of mine had a little girl who was born with a tumor on her heart. The child just celebrated her 1st birthday after a successful heart transplant carried out earlier this year at Duke medical. If this had been in England there probably would not be this same happy outcome.

Here are some quotes from the article and a link to the Daily Mail for the whole thing.

Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’.Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults. But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone.Writing in a leading medical journal, the physician revealed the process can take an average of ten days during which a baby becomes ‘smaller and shrunken’.The LCP – on which 130,000 elderly and terminally-ill adult patients die each year – is now the subject of an independent inquiry ordered by ministers.
The use of end of life care methods on disabled newborn babies was revealed in the doctors’ bible, the British Medical Journal.

Blast From the Past, F-101 Voodoo

The F/RF-101 Voodoo was a twin engine fighter/reconnaissance aircraft developed in the early 1950’s, Powered by a pair of Pratt and Whitney J-57 turbo jets the Voodoo set many period speed records. The most common configuration was F/CF-101B two seat interceptor of which 487 were built and the RF-101C photo reconnaissance version which accounted for 169 airframes.

The F-101B was equipped with the Hughes MG-13 fire control system and was armed with four AIM-4 Falcon radar guided missiles and later with the MB/1 Genie nuclear missile. The weapons were carried internally on a rotating pallet. B models are easy to ID because of the 8 foot afterburner cans on the upgraded J-57 engines. The RF-101 C had a slightly modified nose and carried 6 cameras in place of the radar. The RF saw extensive service in Vietnam and served in the USAF/ANG until 1979. The Canadian CF-101 version stayed in squadron service until 1984 and one electric Voodoo, the EF-101 electronic jamming aircraft served until 1987 making its last flight on April 19th.

The Voodoo served both the USAF and the CAF well during its career. It is like many of the blast from the pasts that I’ve done before in it did not ever get much notoriety during its career.




Argentina Down the tubes again?

It looks from all signs that Argentina is once again going down the tubes into fiscal insolvency. This was caused once again by fueling the socialist dream of free stuff for everyone with no one to pay for it. What is surprising is they have been through this before ten years ago and actually manged to put together some decent growth in 2005-2007. But when they elected a leftest President Cristina Elisabet Fernández, their version of Obama lack of fiscal discipline has ruined the country.

Today Fitch cut its long-term rating for Argentina to "CC" from "B," a downgrade of five notches, and cut its short-term rating to "C" from "B". A rating of "C" is one step above default. This is on top of the ruling last week by the Manhattan federal court who ordered Argentina to set aside $1.3bn for certain investors in its bonds by December 15, even as Argentina pursues appeals. This is because there are large block of investors that don't want to be left holding bag like in 2002.

Why should we care? Argentina can be seen a microcosm of what is to come in the US when congress doesn't get a handle on spending. Currently they have an official inflation rate of 10.2 percent in October but they cook the books like the Fed does and many observers feel that real inflation is over 20 percent right now.
20 percent inflation in the US will destroy what is left of any growth. It will devastate the poor who depend on SNAP and EBT to eat and anyone on fixed income retirement. At 20 percent you might as well burn the money, nor really buying any tangible commodity before the price increases is a better bath for later bartering.

Argentina suffered major unrest and civil disorder during there last default. They will so again and our media will not cover anything about it

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Senator's comments after Rice meeting

Apparently Ambassador Rice failed to sway the three Senators she talked with today.
You have to ask yourself a few questions. Why would Obama continue to push a flawed candidate for Secretary of State after her Benghazi comments? Second Why is the media giving cover instead of investigating what really went down in Lybya?
After all just like Watergate its not the crime but the cover up.
It's too bad the media is nothing more than a lap dog for the left. It amazes me that all these so called smart people are such ideologues that they will purposely avoid doing their jobs and report the failures of this administration. This is why our end game will not be pretty.

Senator Ayotte from NH was quoted,

“I’m more troubled today… It’s certainly clear from the beginning that we knew that those with ties to Al-Qaeda were involved in the attack on the embassy. And, clearly the impression that was given, the information given to the American people was wrong and in fact Ambassador Rice said today that Absolutely it was wrong… They have not cleared this up with the American people to date.”

Senator Graham from SC, who I never thought in a million years would maintain some backbone in this scandal said.

“The bottom line is that I’m more disturbed than I was before … about how four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya,”

We should all be concerned why four Americans died on 9/11 at the hands of jihadist thugs.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fiscal Cliff?

I've been watching with amusement the ranting of all the MSM reporters, congressman and the White House about the fiscal cliff. I've come to the conclusion that A. they don't no what they are talking about. B. they are either complicate or stupid. The reality is if all the tax cuts disappear then 120 billion or so is raised, automatic spending cuts in 2013 another 100 billion dollars. The spending cuts are 50 billion from last years 700 billion plus DOD budget and 50 billion from 2.5 trillion is other spending nothing but a drop in the bucket. So a whopping 220 billion or so is raised against a CBO estimate of another 1 trillion dollar deficit in 2013. Octobers numbers have already been reported and we are  220 billion further in the whole.

What a lot of people  don't understand and the media fails to report is that there are two types of spending, mandatory and discretionary. Mandatory is social security, medicare, interest on the debt, Discretionary is everything else. You could cut 100% of all government discretionary spending and still not balance the budget.

Our worthless politicians know this but will do nothing to address spending cuts. In fact Obama doubled down yesterday and claimed since Obama care will save over 100 billion dollars then it is off the table in any negotiation.

Here are a few absolutes. the USA is broke and there is no way we will ever pay down the debt. There will be no cuts in spending, mostly I feel because if the EBT and SNAP cards and other welfare was reduced there would be civil unrest. So when you have 47% of the country getting some kind of aid from Uncle Sugar no politician has the stones to make a cut. 

Bernanke and the Fed will keep printing money out of thin air which will cause more inflation. I believe their hope is to usher in enough inflation to reduce the debt but not cause any hyperinflation. This of course is a continuing failed policy and will end in currency collapse.. The end game, well it depends who you listen to, in all likelihood we will see a steady decline in the dollar and inflation kick in at an increased rate. The feds will then go after the last batch of cash in peoples 401K and nationalize it just like Argentina did back in 2002.

If the Republicans are smart they will give Obama everything he wants, including all tax raises. The only way people will be cured of thinking that leftist policy like European socialism works is to suffer some real pain because of it. I just hope the civil unrest does not go terminal and all the big cities burn as we go further into a new recession. You simply can't keep spending other peoples money and borrowing 40cents of every dollar. The election does have consequences, neither candidate spoke about any real spending cuts but Obama was out there promising more to the sheep.

This will not end well, usually the only way out is another war, god forbid. The capital goods index already shows that we are in recession, educate yourself at Zero hedge and Market ticker   and be ready for a wild ride in 2013

Saturday, November 24, 2012

QF-16 at Tyndall

The first QF-16 drone arrived at Tyndall AFB FL on Friday to begin testing with the 56th WEG. The 56th has run both full scale and sub-scale drones over the Gulf of Mexico for years allowing pilots to get their first crack at shooting and air to air missile.
The first drones I saw down at Tyndall were converted F-100 Super Sabres, followed by F-106 Delta Darts to the current F-4 Phantoms.
According to the Air Force the QF-16 will offer increased training capability when they come on line in 2014. Extensive testing will be completed next year at Tyndall and Holloman AFB, NM to integrate the QF-16 into the drone force.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving one and all.
Later today I will be with my immediate family and a few friends to hang out eat the bird do some drinking and watch some football.

But before I must be thank full for the health and well being of my family the good job I have and the camaraderie and friendships I have here in town. Everyone can be thank full for something today, take a minute and think about it.

Tomorrow will be here soon enough to take a look at some of the events going on in this big world.

God Bless everyone.

Note on General Petraeus, Assh** of the week

General Petraeus the latest smoke screen of the whole Benghazi mess thanks to his screwing around with the now infamous Paula Broadwell has been hailed in the past by the leftest media as a hero or a scoundrel, I for one quoting the Late Col David Hackworth is nothing more than an "perfume prince".

This identification is very applicable for the great majority of flag officers in all branches of the service. While there are many who are honorable warriors there is great majority have been and always will be politicians at heart with all the corruption and cronyism just like any of the fools elected on the hill.

When you review his bio he Pretaues had  an honorable early career as an airborne infantry officer. Were he departed the norm was in the mid 80's when he was getting  his advanced degrees from Princeton and Harvard from there until his retirement he was promoted and held a large variety of aide to senior officer jobs until his command of the 101st Airborne in 2003. In his 37 years of service he never saw combat as an infantryman and holds no combat decorations of any kind.

One of the interesting side notes it was during his tenure in Afghanistan that some of the more ridiculous rules of engagement were set up. These restrictive rules to include restrictions of when you can use artillery and air support have done nothing but increase the body bag count in this fruitless war to include many local Marines from Camp Lejeune

His quote from this time is:

"We must never forget that the center of gravity in this struggle is the Afghan people; it is they who will ultimately determine the future of Afghanistan ... Prior to the use of fires, the commander approving the strike must determine that no civilians are present. If unable to assess the risk of civilian presence, fires are prohibited, except under of the following two conditions (specific conditions deleted due to operational security; however, they have to do with the risk to ISAF and Afghan forces"

Petraeus is not the first and he will not be the last of high ranking men who thought they could get a little action on the side.  I think what bother me most about senior officials like him both military and elected is that they all think they they are better or more privileged than the rest of us. Petraeus at one time lived under an honor code, He apparently forgot it or was being coerced by the administration to lie about Benghazi. Now his resignation gives the leftest media smokescreen cover for the administration on Benghazi.  We are no closer today than day one on finding out what really happened there that night and why Tyrone Woods and his partner were left to die on their guns after a seven hour battle. What is truly revolting is that Petraeus and the other flag who know what really went on will simply slink away into retirement instead of coming clean with what they know.

This is another reason why I weep for my country.

Well that didn't take long

Just hours after the media breathlessly notified the world of the cease fire in Gaza a dozen rockets rained down in Israel after the cease fire was enacted. I guess the IAF still has some work to do on the missile storage sights.

AR-15 America's Sporting Rifle

I had a discussion with one of my neighbors on what is a good all around rifle to own. I know there are a million options but I have found through my own experience it hard to go wrong with any of the AR-15 rifles out there.

The AR comes in many varieties the most common I see are the various M-4 clones. They are carbine length with collapsible stocks and removable carry handles.
There are many manufactures out there but if you are looking to buy I have a few suggestions. Get one chambered in 5.56 not just .223. The reason is  you can use 223 ammo in a 5.56 but because of increased chamber pressures you can physically hurt yourself and the rifle if you use 5.56 in a 223 only chamber. Get a chrome lined barrel and buy one that is mil spec. This will simplify replacement parts use and indicates that there is a known reference point for durability.

There are numerous option and accessories, most folks I know have added a forend rails to add lights and vertical grips, s decent optical or holographic sight with good back ups co witnessed and a good quality sling. I recommend the use of MAGPUL Pmags as they are basically indestructible. I also recommend having 2000 rounds on hand for each rifle. Good quality ammo stored correctly will last a lifetime and is a good hedge against price increases.

I will later post some links to good AR information sites. Remenber rifles are offeensive weapons like Col Jeff Cooper used to say. Col. Cooper also used to say that the pistol was used so you can get back to your rifle.

James Clyburn still a tool

Rep, James Clyburn (D) SC has finally jumped the shark. Of course he is calling anyone who calls out UN Ambassador Susan Rice as incompetent must be a racist.

"You know, these are code words," Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, told CNN. "We heard them during the campaign — during this recent campaign we heard Sen. Sununu calling our president lazy, incompetent, these kinds of terms that those of us, especially those of us who were grown and raised in the South, we would hear these little words and phrases all of our lives and we'd get insulted by them.
"Susan Rice is as competent as anybody you will find, and just to paste that word on her causes problems with people like [incoming Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman] Marcia Fudge and certainly causes a big problem with me," he added.

This hew and cry by the left that anything we say that may be negative about anyone of color is racist has become simply ridiculous. In Ambassador Rice's case for what ever reason she took the the Obama administration talking paper  lies about Benghazi and ran with it to the media. Words and statements due have consequences. So either A. she knowingly was lying through her teeth or B. She was duped by her boss the President and after finding out the truth stayed silent. In either case it shows that she is unfit to serve in any other position at the national level.

P-8 Poseidon

Some nice shots of the new USN P-8 Poseidon. The P-8 is due to go IOC next summer and is the replacement for the falling apart P-3 Orions. I'm sure the Navy patrol squadron crew are really looking forward to getting there hands on the new jet.
Below is a link to the article.

USMC stand up 1st F-35B squadron

In a what I thought was a purely political move the USMC has stood up it first F-35 squadron at Yuma with Marine Attack Squadron 121 turning its Hornets in for the new jet. The only problem is the LRIP jets will be dedicated to the test program. Of course this whole thing is a joke, the helmet still doesn't work the jets are flying with temporary software the actual test program is only about 25% complete and only God knows how much money will be spent trying to get this pig to IOC which the Marines admit will not be until 2015, I'll belive that when I see it.
The F-35 program has been a standing joke and a poster child for how not to develop an combat aircraft. What is truly amazing that in a world were the US is basically broke we still have leadership in the Pentagon and Congress that are committed to spending even more on this program because of stealth.

The Air Force is just as bad cheerleading for this pig even though if the new testing time lines work out the  Air Force IOC will be about 6 years later than was promised back in 2001-2002

For a good article with links to others check out Wired Danger Room

Only a real Lockheed Martin fanboy could defend this sorry program at this point.

I predict that next year there will be major cuts in funding of the F-35, cost increase will cause many projected NATO buyers to cancel and we will end up buying additional updated F-15, F-18 and F-16 airframes in an attempt to recatipalize the force.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Twinkie RIP

I'm sure by now everyone has heard of Hostess throwing in the towel and going Chapter 7. You probably also saw the absurd statements made by Richard Trumka blaming "Bain" Policies For Hostess Shuttering"

What the MSM and Trumka failed to say by selective memory was that when Hostess emerged from Chapter 11 it was prominent Democrat Tim Collins of Ripplewood holding with the help of none other than another slimy former pol Dick Gephadrt who injected 130 million intro the company.

Of course the sheep will never hear this and the MSM will not report it so over the next few days we will here the wail and cry of evil capitalists when in reality it was their own rich buddies involved and a union to stupid to see what the reality was in a very low margin business.

I can't see this financial mess going on another year. The only good thing is Europe will burn before the USA and maybe that will get these sorry ass politicking's fools on both sides of the aisle to actually tell the truth and do the right thing. I can always dream. For a detailed look check Zero Hedge

Twinkie RIP Nov 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lurch for Secretary of Defense?

Only someone like Obama could even think about allowing someone like John Kerry to serve as Secretary of Defense. What Kerry did in 1972 with the lies being told at Winter soldier and  talking to the North Vietnamese in Paris while still being a reserve Naval Officer was nothing short of treason.

We still have never seen his DD Form 214, this in itself is very troubling . Only the release of his DD 214 could explain why the decorations he released during his failed 2004 campaign all had the signature of the Secretary of the Navy who served after Vietnam. The only plausible explanation is he in the 1972-73 timeline received a less than honorable release and only after the other leftist freak Carter pardoned the draft dodgers and other Vietnam area criminals was he able to apply for a correction which would have led to all the medal citations to be issued at the later date.

Kerry is and will always be a fraud. He wanted to be another JFK instead he is just another career leftist. Thank you Massachusetts.

Over at Moonbattery there was some support being shown by some Vietnam war

F-22 crashes on Tyndall Air Force Base

An F-22 Raptor from the 325 FW crashed Thursday afternoon on Tyndall AFB. The pilot ejected and is safe and under the care of the 325 Medical Group. According to reports the Raptor went down in the woods near US highway 98 in the woods near the drone runway highway 98 was closed from down to Mexico beach.

I was stationed at Tyndall twice and have witnessed three crashes, a manned F-100 drone on take off, An Indiana F-4E Phantom on take off and a manned F-106 also on takeoff, The drones suffered catastrophic engine failure and the F-4 was pure negligence as the center line fuel tank cap was left ajar that ended up causing an uncontrollable fire. The wing also lost a pair of F-15's one going down in the Gulf and 1 lost in Apalachicola National Forest after a catastrophic engine failure. All this in less than 6 years over two assignments.
It will be interesting to see what the investigation finds I will not be surprised if it was an engine failure that brought it down.
Below is a video from one of the local Panama City stations.

WEAR ABC 3 :: Top Stories - F-22 crashes on Tyndall Air Force Base

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Another little side note, Obama now calls for a 1.6 trillion dollar tax increase double what was being discussed in 2011. Another tasty tidbit instead of 1 dollar of tax increase for every 3 dollars in cuts its now the exact opposite.
Don't expect the MSM folks to report this accurately, after all they too believe in the failed European Socialist model. After all it will work out OK here because we are so smart.

The best thing about this election is as the economy continues to grind to a halt Obama and the Democrats will be holding the bag. Be long on junk silver, extra food and self protection.

Message on Benghazi

Did anyone else listen closely to Obama and Benghazi today in his defense of Susan Rice?
On the one hand he said that she should stand for the Secretary of Defense because she was only using the information she was given. Reading between the lines does that mean that he and his administration lied to their UN ambassador so she could shill for the administration or is he lying now?  Well we all know that he lied then about the attack being as a result of the video so he is probably lying now.

He also called out Mcain and Graham since they have publicly declared that they will not support Rice's nomination. Obama's quote

"As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I'm happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received, and besmirch her reputation is outrageous,"

 With Graham resounding back late yesterday.

"Mr. President, don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi.”

Just savor the thought as this whole mess comes undone by June and at the next press conference could begin President Biden I have a serious question for you.

Like I said this is Watergate with a body count.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brussels ends Christmas tree display

So much for the epic 1529 defense at the Gates of Vienna that stopped the Ottoman empire expansion. It looks like Muslims will take over Europe just because of leftist PC. What a shame I lived in the Netherlands on the late 80's for 4 years and the UK in the late 90's. I've gone back for a visit and it's disturbing how bad thing are PC wise in all of these countries. If no one stand up western Europe will disappear with out a sound.

The article below is a translation from its original Dutch, the link is the original article.

The City was announced Wednesday that this year is no traditional Christmas tree on the Grand Place. In its place there is a light sculpture in the shape of a tree, an "electronic Christmas tree."

Debaets is not happy with that decision. "After the 'Christmas' not 'Christmas', but more could be called" winter fun "should now another element killed that too much could refer to Christmas," she says.

"Not that the Christmas tree or a Christian religious symbol, but the tree bears obviously a reference to Christmas itself. I suspect that the exact reference of the tree henceforth banished from the Market. And that's a shame. "

Debaets think a historical and multireligious city to keep the traditions alive and should allow all ideologies. "For a lot of people who are not Christians, the tree there," she concluded from the responses she received from residents and traders.

"What next?" Asks Debaets wondered. "All eggs from the city because they refer to Easter? If the new style of the brand new Brussels city I hold my breath. "
According to Nicolas Dassonville, spokesman for Mayor Thielemans (PS), the change has nothing to do with anti-religious motives. "In that case we would still have deleted the crib?" says he "But that remains, and it is indeed not that there is not a tree. Contrary, by a light work to do, we emphasize the tree just more. He is more than ever central to the Market."

More On Benghazi

Benghazi the story that will not fade away. Today on NEWSMAX Governor Huckabee states the obvious that there is a cover up in motion. All of this activity and drama around Petraeus getting laid is in my opinion a smoke screen, Many on the right seem to think that there will be instant revelations that take down the administration.

I personally think that by the time the steady drips of information Obama and his administration will get burned by what went down. I really think that the two CIA paramilitary men the former SEALS unexpectedly thrust themselves into some twisted plot and the whole thing went south when this happened.  If your old enough to remember it took months to get to the bottom of Watergate. This investigation will take even longer since the leftist MSM carries the water for Obama but in the end it won't matter what happened is so outrageous the American people will want justice.

Benghazi is Watergate with a body count.

Below is a link to the Newsmax article.

Budget Deficit over $120 Billion In One Month

If no one thinks that going over 6 billion a day in the red is a bad thing, I have a small bridge in New York that I'd like to sell you. All the MSM theatre on the fiscal cliff is just that acting and bull****. Since no one in Washington wants to take this problem seriously we can only expect high inflation and a huge economic downturn next year.
This will not end well, we will be lucky to be like Argentina was in 2002.

For the full article go to Zero Hedge below.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Israeli units fire on Syria

Things are really brewing up in the Middle East. Israeli tanks were used again today.
Here is a link to the article which has additional links. Hopefully we won't find out the hard way that all of the Iraqi WMD chemical munitions did end up in Syria  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday USMC

Today on 10 November 1775, Two Battalions of Marines were raised at Tun tavern, Philadelphia PA.
Happy Birthday all Marines past, resent and future.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Non- Lethal Defense Idea's

I was asked the other day about thing's you can carry that are non-lethal but yet can give you the ability to escape a dangerous situation and run away. Two excellent items which I have been exposed too are a tactical flashlight and some really high end pepper spray.

A tactical flashlight is one that is designed for use by the military and police, they are generally made from aluminum and possess a very high out LED lamp, For use in a defensive situation you need an output of 120 lumens or brighter to temporally blind an attacker for the few seconds you need get away.

One of the best lights out there is the new Surefire P2X Fury with an output of up to 500 lumens. It’s little pricy but what price is your life? Below is a link to Amazon on the Fury and a link in the basics of using a tactical flashlight.

Another item is a high quality pepper spray, The one that I have found to be very effective is the Kimber Pepper Blaster, this unit offers two shot of OC pepper liquid that has a max range of around 12-13 feet. It discharges at over 90MPH so the liquid can get around even wrap around eyeglass lenses.   I carry both of these at night all the time espically when I cannot carry concealed.  

Kimber Pepper Blaster

Surefire P2X Fury

Today In Air Force History

This day in 1950 Corporal Harry J. Lavene who was a tail gunner became the first gunner to shoot down a Mig -15 over Korea while flying in a RB-29 Superfortress.
I wonder what this crew was thinking knowing that they had a high speed jet on their tail?

Coming To A City Near You

Today as Greece’s government narrowly approves new austerity measures that won’t be followed and will do no good kicking the economic can down the road, here are some shots of the protests in Athens conducted by two of the bigger unions during their 48 hour strike.

This story get very little play in the media her and is practically nonexistent on any of the MSM cable networks. As we slide over the economic cliff these scenes could be coming to a city near you. The reality is with our current economic situation it really is just a question of not if it happens but when.

I don’t agree with Ron Paul on a lot of things but economically the Congressmen is right on the mark. In an interview today he is quoted

"We're so far gone. We're over the cliff," he then added “People do not want anything cut," he said. "They want all the bailouts to come. They want the Fed to keep printing the money. And they don't believe that we've gone off the cliff or are close to going off the cliff. They think we can patch it over, that we can somehow come up with some magic solution. But you can't have a budgetary solution if you don't change what the role of government should be. As long as you think we have to police the world and run this welfare state, all we are going to argue about is who will get the loot."

Photo’s Yannis Behrakis


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Plast from the past, B-58 Hustler

I have always admired the B-58 Hustler it was to me just a bad ass looking aircraft. While it had one of the shortest in service life’s for a bomber (1960 – 1970) it was innovative in many ways. The B-58 was designed from the start as a supersonic bomber. It has many innovations including the first wide spread use of honeycomb construction and the use of a very unique ejection capsule to allow the crew to escape the aircraft at high altitude and Mach numbers.

The B-58 was powered by four afterburning General Electric J-79 turbojet engine like were used in the F-4 Phantom. It was manned by a crew of three, Pilot, Navigator and Defensive system operator sitting in a tandem type arrangement with each man in his own cockpit. The B-58 also had for its day very advanced avionics to include the Sperry AN/ASQ-42 bombing/navigation system combined sophisticated inertial navigation with the KS-39 astro-tracker to provide heading reference, and the AN/APN-113dopler radar to provide ground velocity and windspeed data, search radar to provide range data for bomb release and trajectory, and a radio altimeter. These systems together gave the B-58 a very accurate bombing capability.

The B-58 was normally armed with one nuclear weapon carried in the TCP two component pod slung on the centerline. The TCP allowed the weapon and extra fuel to be carried and gave the pilot the ability to jettison the lower half fuel cell to clean up the aircraft aerodynamically. The Hustler was capable of Mach 2 cruise at altitude, this capability was lost and its range was further limited as new low altitude penetration missions were undertaken do to the increased capability of Soviet SAM systems. In the end the Hustler was retired and replaced by the General Dynamics FB-111 that served SAC for many years until the wall came down.

Here are a few shots of the B-58 Hustler in action.

A day later

I’m absolutely stunned; I still can’t believe what transpired over the last 36 hours. What looked like a positive Romney move ended up with Obama getting elected. I knew Romney was doomed when the Ohio vote boiled down to the 4 major urban areas, there truly was no hope. The same thing goes for Miami-Dade and the Virginia I-95 corridor.

These voting patterns show a disconnect in these communities. I cannot understand why there are no real African American leaders speaking out on the inability of the Democrat party to improve their life. I know this is a result of 50 years of race pimps like Sharpton and Jackson screaming racism every 5 minutes and while shaking down major corporation’s but really when is enough, enough? The under 30 vote was also unbelievable, I guess being unemployed or underemployed with massive student loan debt, limited job prospects and living in Mom's basement is OK as long as those evil Republicans who want to protect innocent life and try to keep America safe are not in the White House.

Our founding fathers were right, when people know that they can vote themselves other people’s money that's it game over for our type of society. While  the Romney/Ryan budget plan was vague at least they recognized the fiscal cliff and knew they needed to do something about it. The current administration and the majority of the fools in the House refuse to admit what reality is. Everyone with a 401K should have been woken up by Wall Streets reaction today. Most of us will have no choice but move out of stock funds to either bond or money market as the street will continue to bleed, these actions will only force the market even lower.

Everyone needs to educate themselves on what is going to happen with contained fiat printing and QE to infinity and excellent resource is

The biggest problem I see is when the money/bond bomb does go off the FSA (Free Sh** Army) will suddenly see either massively decreased benefits or the inability to purchase basic need items because of inflation. The riots you will see here will be many time worse than what is going on on Greece and Spain right now.

If you can, purchase gold coins and pre-1964 silver coins, not as an investment but to preserve your purchasing power, also consider buying extra canned goods now and storing them away. This is also a hedge against the coming year’s food inflation. The USA with any uptick in bond rates could resemble Argentina in 2002-2003 in a matter of days. This is not a good scenario for anyone, it will make the shortages like we see in the Northeast right now look like Disneyland.

I don’t know who said it first but any industrial society like ours is really 9 meals away from anarchy.

Some other excellent resources are

Some folks will think that this is going overboard. I don't disagree but when the financial system goes south and it will, the government will not be there to hand you a ham sandwich.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama wins, USA loses

I’m beyond disappointed that Obama has been reelected. It shows how far we have drifted as a country from a group of God fearing, self-reliant patriots to a group of no ambition free shit army socialists. Romney was a decent candidate but when the vote in Ohio came down to the 4 major urban areas I knew it was game over.

So what do have to look forward to, well for guys that work with me a 3-4K increase in taxes Jan 1 as the Bush cuts sundown, an increase in unemployment as Obamacare and automatic defense cuts take over.

Three other questions loom large

1. What will Israel do? They now know that they will have to go it alone against Iran.

2. What will happen in Europe? Since our own fiscal crisis will loom large they are doomed.

3. How long till we hit the fiscal cliff? Fiat printing and Bernanke are destroying the dollar.

I suggest everyone take a look at their own circumstance, pay off debt, and begin prepping for economic chaos. Get your family ready too.

I still cannot believe that Obama has been returned I weep for my country because apparently we are more interested in reality TV than ensuring a successful future for our children and grandchildren.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Please Vote today and join me in the attempt to regain our country. Never since Carter have I witnessed a more incompetent administration. Romney may not be perfect but I believe that he loves this country.

We need to send the leftest into the wilderness for 100 years so my granddaughters and their friends can grow up in a society like I did, not a socialist hell hole.

So just do it, go out and VOTE!

2nd Amendment

A few choice quotes in regards to the 2nd amendment that guarantee's a the rest, ans a few observations on gun control and use.

"The Second Amendment isn't about hunting deer, it's about hunting politicians."

Congressman "B1" Bob Dornan
As John Steinbeck once said:

•1. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

•2. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics stink.

•3. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

•4. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

•5. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?' The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'

•6. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

•7. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my rifle.'

•8. Beware the man who only has one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

For Love Of Country

The latest Romney ad, he hits home run again.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sandy Aftermath

Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc along the NJ and NYshores. What is really pathetic was watching the reports of New Yorkers dumpster diving for food just two days after the strike. Today we here of the seemingly total lack of response to Staten Island and emergency services still looking for bodies but Nanny Bloomberg is using resources to ensure the marathon can go on. You wish this was a dream or a movie but instead it is another example of piss poor planning and response by the goverment coupled with a population who for the most part is incapable of taking care of it's own. A few more days of this and the ongoing gas shortage I for one will not me surprised if there is pockets of civil unrest by Monday.

At the end of the day you must be able to take care of yourself and immediate family, not the 72 hours that FEMA talks about but for at least two weeks.
Here are some web resources that you can use to help you build a plan. Even if you are on a fixed income you can slowly build yourself up an emergency kit for you and your family.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Obama's False Optimism

Check out the Bob Krum blog and his analysis on the unfounded optimism of Obama supporters and next weeks general election.  This is something I have been wondering about with with the trends being seen with the recent Gallup and Ramussn polls. An incumbent simply can't win if his ceiling is around 47%. Kevin Dejan at Hillbuzz also has some interesting information on this phenomena.

I personally believe it will be Romney in a landslide type situation. Obama internals must be tanking if he is sending plugs to Minnesota and buying more ads in supposedly safe Pennsylvania. Mitt is by no means the best candidate out there but for were we are with real inflation and real unemployment double or higher than the governments bull**** figures, he at least offers a different message than the failed hope and change perpetual campaign machine that we have all seen since inauguration day.

Here are the links.

It is in two parts.