Friday, July 30, 2010

CDR Salamander: Main Battery Salvo Alarm

CDR Salamander: Main Battery Salvo Alarm: "The Washington Times has picked up our Diversity Accountability story in an editorial; High seas segregation:The Navy is listing dangerousl..."

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Save the Date

The Big Taxman

CDR Salamander: In a just world ...

CDR Salamander: In a just world ...: "Herman Cain would have been elected Senator from Georgia ... and he would be in the White House. A man who accomplished so much in his life..."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

This Explains California

The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out, bites the Governor and attacks his

1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the
movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing
what is natural.

2. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures coyote and
bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and
bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.

4. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting
checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound

5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish &
Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is free of
dangerous animals.

6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a
"coyote awareness" program for residents of the area.

7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to
better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease
throughout the world.

8. The Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the
attack somehow and for letting the Governor attempt to intervene.

9. Additional cost to State of California: $75,000 to hire and
train a new security agent with additional special training re:
the nature of coyotes.

10. PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files a $5 million
suit against the State.


The Governor of Arizona is jogging with her dog along a nature
trail. A Coyote jumps out and attacks her dog.

1. The Governor shoots the coyote with her State-issued pistol
and keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow
point cartridge.

2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that's why California is broke.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"It's Good to be the King"

Just Plane Crazy: Obama’s Dog Flies to Vacation on Separate Jet
By Doug Powers • July 17, 2010 02:26 PM **Written by Doug Powers

The Obamas arrived at their vacation spot in Maine, and the local paper, the Morning Sentinel, described the scene:

The president was the first to walk onto the tarmac, dressed casually in a pale blue Oxford shirt and khakis. A few minutes later, the first lady, dressed in black capris, a tank-top and sandals, walked onto the runway. Shortly afterward, Malia and Sasha joined their parents.

Baldacci and his wife, Karen, presented the family with gift bags full of Maine-made goodies, including baskets made by the Passamaquoddy Tribe, popcorn from Little Lad’s Bakery in East Corinth, iconic L.L. Bean bags, University of Maine ice hockey hats, and an assortment of other Maine foods and books.

Karen Baldacci said the bags for Malia and Sasha contained one loon toy and one chickadee toy that sound their natural calls.

Arriving in a small jet before the Obamas was the first dog, Bo, a Portuguese water dog given as a present by the late U.S. Sen Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.; and the president’s personal aide Reggie Love, who chatted with Baldacci.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Remember NASA?

Obama: Modest about U.S., not himself
Charles Krauthammer
July 12, 2010
WASHINGTON — Remember NASA? It once represented to the world the apogee of American scientific and technological achievement. Here is President Barack Obama's vision of NASA's mission, as explained by administrator Charles Bolden:
"One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science and math and engineering. "
Apart from the psychobabble — farcically turning a space-faring enterprise into a self-esteem enhancer — what's the sentiment behind this charge? Sure America has put a man on the moon, led the information revolution, won more Nobel Prizes than any other nation by far — but, on the other hand, a thousand years ago al-Khwarizmi gave us algebra.
Bolden seems quite intent on driving home this message of achievement equivalence — lauding, for example, Russia's contribution to the space station. Russia? In the 1990s, the Russian space program fell apart, leaving the United States to pick up the slack and the tab for the missing Russian contributions to get the space station built.
For good measure, Bolden added that the U.S. cannot get to Mars without international assistance. Beside the fact that this is not true, contrast this with the elan and self-confidence of President John F. Kennedy's pledge that America would land on the moon within the decade.
There was no finer expression of belief in American exceptionalism than Kennedy's. Obama has a different take. As he said last year in Strasbourg, France, "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism. " Which of course means: If we're all exceptional, no one is.
Take human rights. After Obama's meeting with the president of Kazakhstan, Michael McFaul of the National Security Council reported that Obama actually explained to the leader of that thuggish kleptocracy that we too are working on perfecting our own democracy.
Nor is this the only example of an implied moral equivalence that diminishes and devalues America. Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner reported that in discussions with China about human rights, the U.S. side brought up Arizona's immigration law — "early and often." As if there is the remotest connection between that and the persecution of dissidents, jailing of opponents, suppression of religion routinely practiced by the Chinese dictatorship.
Nothing new here. In his major addresses, Obama's modesty about his own country has been repeatedly on display as, in one venue after another, he has gratuitously confessed America's alleged failing — from disrespecting foreigners to having lost its way morally after 9/11.
It's fine to recognize the achievements of others and be non-chauvinistic about one's country. But Obama's modesty is curiously selective. When it comes to himself, modesty is in short supply.
It began with the almost comical self-inflation of his presidential campaign, from the still inexplicable mass rally in Berlin in front of a Prussian victory column to the Greek columns framing him at the Democratic convention. And it carried into his presidency, from his posture of philosopher- king adjudicating between America's sins and the world's to his speeches marked by a spectacularly promiscuous use of the first-person pronoun — I.
Notice, too, how Obama habitually refers to Cabinet members and other high government officials as "my" — "my secretary of homeland security," "my national security team," "my ambassador." The more normal — and respectful — usage is to say "the," as in "the secretary of state." These are, after all, public officials sworn to serve the nation and the Constitution — not just the man who appointed them.
It's a stylistic detail, but quite revealing of Obama's exalted view of himself. Not surprising, perhaps, in a man whose major achievement before acceding to the presidency was writing two biographies — both about himself.
Obama is not the first president with a large streak of narcissism. But the others had equally expansive feelings about their country. Obama's modesty about America would be more understandable if he treated himself with the same reserve. What is odd is to have a president so convinced of his own magnificence — yet not of his own country's.
Washington Post Writers Group
Charles Krauthammer is a syndicated columnist based in Washington.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Background on Left Organizations

Good background info on these organizations.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Enemy

Meet Rick Nagin