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Hostile Intent

Perhaps the best way to describe this book is to use the blurb from the back cover;

“Only one man can stop them.  Code named Devlin, he exists in the blackest shadows of the United States government – operating off the grid as the NSA’s top agent.  He’s their most lethal weapon…and their most secret.  But someone is trying to draw him out into the open by putting America’s citizens in the crosshairs – and they will continue the slaughter until they get what they want.”

Lone Survivor

The “lone survivor” was author Marcus Luttrell ; those who didn’t survive were his family.  They were not born of the same blood, but became family through training and the tough job they volunteered for to protect our freedom.  Lone Survivor was subtitled “The eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10” thought the book was so much more. 

Takedown

No rest for the July 4th holiday weekend for special agent Scot Harvath.  HIs plans for a relaxing time in New York City in mildly interrupted when Islamic fundamentalist/terrorist strike the city.  Once the initial shock wears off Agent Harvath and a few others realize that the strike was only the beginning.  Harvath has to call upon all his resources to change the terror tide.

GZM – A Few Thoughts

At the risk of having my head removed from my body I have a few thoughts on the GSM (Ground Zero Mosque) controversy:

  • I don’t see how Americans can look for legal means to stop the construction of the GZM.  If we are a nation of laws and the mosque meets the standards and rules then it should not be prevented.
  • I don’t see how Muslims who claim to be tolerant would in their wildest dreams would consider putting a mosque anywhere near the site of America’s greatest terrorist attack and carried out by Muslims. 

The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Sixties

Since I was born in the early sixties, much of my knowledge of that decade came from media sources.  Over the past few years as I have awakened to how the media/liberal complex works I have torn down the walls of deceit to gain a more complete perspective of that decade.  Even with that knowledge, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties  provided many surprises and back up for what I already knew to be true.  Author Jonathan Leaf provides a detailed accounting of what really happened and that contrary to media/Hollywood myth the sixties were not all that radical;

One Education Under Obama

Somewhat lost in all of the ballyhoo over health care was a provision snuck in late in the process.  Did the Democrats add some language to provide some relief to doctors against excessive lawsuits?  Maybe they snuck in an allowance for insurance companies to be allowed to sell health care insurance across state lines and spread the risk?  How about a provision to allow more use of health savings accounts that accumulate throughout your lifetime?  What about loosening requirements for insurance plans to cover everything from addadicktomies, to botox injections (sorry Ms. Pelosi), to counselling when someone is mean to you?  I know they added a provision to make health insurance more portable?

Memorial Day

“It should not have come as a surprise to him that in a town like Washington and in a place like the White House, politics played such an important role but, in an irritating and undermining way, it did.  Add to all of that a convoluted, misguided, and rabid political correctness that permeated nearly every meeting, and you were left with an environment in which the inconsequential was debated and dissected, and the issues of real importance we obfuscated and put off for someone else to deal with at a later date.  It was not a place where a man of action felt at ease” [emphasis added]

Panties To Be Exposed

redacted documentThere has been a lot of discussion about what went wrong when an islamist terrorist was allowed on a plane flying into Detroit wearing a pantie bomb and was on a terrorist watch list and was given a visa by the State Department and bought his one-way ticket with cash, and was able to get his desired seat to maximize impact.  

Some have suggested that the fact that the pantie bomber failed is a testament to the ineptitude of the terrorists.  I believe that the pantie bomber was inept, but the network that got him to almost succeed seems pretty effective. 

We Are Not At War With Islam

Lest You Forget!

Lest You Forget!

The title of this piece is sort of a quote from a speech that President Obama gave to the Turkish legislature in April 2009.  His actual words were; “The United States is not, and will never be, at war with Islam.”  Many of his and his administrations actions certainly bear out his words.  In light of the recent events at Fort Hood and his response to that tragedy, I started to look back at his words and more importantly his actions.  I should let you know that by “his actions” I do mean things that he has done and that members of his administration have done.