sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, October 21, 2019

Thoughts

Extreme Confusion and Self Loathing

(link) You can't make this up. Always, a brand of menstrual products, has been forced to scrub the “woman” symbol off their packaging in response to a coordinated effort by transgender activists to punish the brand for “discrimination” against transgender individuals.

I don't know why these companies continually cave to the freaks and misfits, but they certainly do.

It doesn't matter how hard they transition, male DNA remains male DNA and female DNA remains female DNA. Smearing lipstick on a guy doesn't make him a woman. 

I realize that the tranny lobby would like to have their own custom DNA, but it's a 'pipe dream'. They can bugger themselves to death if they want to, and I don't care if they do. But it won't change biology and changing the packaging of female menstrual products won't do anything to make them feel better about themselves.

Antidote

I have to counter the insanity of humans with the total cuteness of fawns hanging out at the White Wolf Mine. This little white tail fawn is about a month old.


Adventures in Kurdistan

I've been listening to a throng of people in the pay of the Military Industrial Complex whining about Syria and the Syrian Kurds. Let me frame it this way. They feel that it’s okay for American troops to occupy forcibly and over their objection, the territory of a sovereign nation with whom we are NOT at war. 

They are advocating not just American Imperialism, but Imperialism by presidential fiat! We allied with the Syrian Kurds to win back predominately Kurdish cities in Syria. We did not ally with them to fight the Turks in their continuing fight to wrestle territory away from Turkey, our NATO ally, (and Syria) to creat a Greater Kurdistan. The Kurds understood that. 

Their position endangers not only the lives of US servicemen in Syria, but the 3-5,000 American servicemen in Incirlik and Zamir, Turkey, who would logically and easily come under attack with we went to war with Turkey. They would have American forces deployed in Syria in penny-packets and sandwiched between the Turkish Army, Turkish militias (who are barely controlled by Ankara), Kurdish militias, Assad’s Syrian forces, and Iranian Shiite militiamen (who hate Americans). What could possibly go wrong? 

They have yet to define a critical American national interest that justifies putting Americans in harm’s way on the ground in Syria. It is that type of thinking that has gotten us into numerous unending wars in Southwest Asia at the cost of thousands of American lives and done nothing but destabilize the region and get ten of thousands of inhabitants killed. 

They have not addressed the problem of Turkey seizing the American nuclear arsenal at Incirlik and becoming a de facto nuclear power and the issues that would raise in the Middle East. No one wants to discuss that possibility.

Mail

Fredd said - I was wondering what happened to the Epstein thing. Of course the lead investigator died (of natural causes at age 50), because when you start poking into stuff like that (Vince Foster), the malfeasants of the matter will call in some chits, and you are gone.

We have been a banana republic for quite some time, now.
I'm tired of 'civilization'. It's way over rated, Fredd. The Clinton Dead Pool may soon include Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). It may go down as a suicide since Hillary denounced her as a Russian spy.
I think that it's only the Clintons who can take out an insurance policy with the corrupt FBI. It wouldn't be seemly for Gabbard to do so.

raven - Thanks for the Mexico info- it is hard for a normal guy working a normal job to really get a sense of the utter jungleness of it all. Mao was right. Power comes from the barrel of a gun. And that is why they want to take them away.
Firearms and ammunition in the hands of trained people is our only hedge against tyranny. Even if they are never used in that way, there remains the potential. And it keeps the communists and traitors up at night.
Fredd weighs in again - Mao was right about a lot of things, and unfortunately Mao was not exactly a glass half full thinker. Quite the opposite. And now we have Mao's evil twin Xi calling the shots in China. Literally.
Mousey Tongue died but left a legacy of despots.
Jules - Tail-lights? Cos you might miss the backend of a great big horse... I bet you’ll see those twinkles on the wrong kinda tails sometime soon.
Police horses clop through traffic and I guess that drunks hit them from time to time. It would be nice if the elk up here at the White Wolf Mine wore lighting at night.
Camperfixer - "Detective Who Led Epstein Investigation Died After “Brief Illness” At 50"
He lived a full life. Two score and ten. That's actually a long life for a Clinton/Epstein associated person.
Uh huh...[All we hear from the MSM is: "Nothing to see here folks, move along...go back to watching the Kardashian's and yelling "IMPEACH TRUMP" at your screen.]

Another one added to the Clinton hit list...that's somewhere around 54 (that we know of). Reminds me the scene in the movie Dave:

Bob Alexander: I'm going to kill him.
Alan Reed: You can't kill a President.
Bob Alexander: He's not a President. He's an ordinary person. I can kill an ordinary person.
Alan Reed: Bob.
Bob Alexander: I can kill a hundred ordinary people.

Anyone with two operating brain cells sees the smoke/fire scenario operating yet NOTHING happens. Forget to pay your parking tickets and the SWAT team shows up at 3:00AM. But for murder...ahh...not so much. Enough to drive an "ordinary person" nuts. [As I comment from an undisclosed semi off-the-grid location in case I type in the wrong trigger keyword.]
If you're elite, you can kill whoever you want to. If you're not, jaywalking can get you killed if Hillary or a Kennedy is on the highway and nothing will happen.
Fredd and Camperfixer obsess on the movie DAVE, which was good but not nearly as good as Wag the Dog.
Fredd - I loved that movie ("Dave"). I think Bob Alexander should run for president. Oh, that's right...
Camperfixer - Seriously great lines from that one...but they were supposed to be fiction. Now we are hearing things massively worse from the Lefty morons.
Bob Alexander: This is mine, Alan. All mine. I made him, I built him. And no Boy Scout is going to come in here and take it away from me, just because he happens to be Vice President of the United States.
Or this classic (said with total disdain):
Bob Alexander: What do you think you're doing?
Dave: What? Oh, you mean the press conference. I had a couple of ideas that I wanted to share with the country.
Bob Alexander: Share? Share? You don't call a press conference. I call a press conference. You're nothing. Do you understand? You're nobody.
Dave: I'm not nobody.
Bob Alexander: You're LINT! You're a FLEA! You're a BLIP!
Dave: Well... maybe I am. But you're fired.
Seems Trump does this regularly (the firing part). Gotta love it!
Conrad Brean: 54, 40 or fight. What does that mean?...Remember the Maine...Tippecanoe and Tyler, too...They're war slogans Mr. Motss. We remember the slogans, we can't even remember the fucking wars. Y'know why? Cause its show business. That's why I'm here. Naked girl, covered in Napalm. Five marines Raising the Flag, Mount Suribachi. V for Victory, Y'remember the picture, fifty years from now, they'll have forgotten the war. Gulf War? Smart bomb, falling down a chimney. Twenty five hundred missions a day, 100 days, one video of one bomb Mr. Motss. The American people bought that war.
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Brean: Let me ask you a simple question: Why do people go to war? 
CIA Agent Charlie Young: I'll play your silly game. 
Brean: Okay. Why do people go to war? 
Young: To ensure their way of life. 
Brean: Would you go to war to do that? 
Young: I have. 
Brean: And if you went to war again, who would it be against? Your ability to fight a two-ocean war against who? Who? Sweden and Togo? That time is passed. It's over. The war of the future is nuclear terrorism, and it'll be against a small group of dissidents who, unbeknownst perhaps to their own government, have... blah blah blah. To go to that war, you have to be prepared, you gotta be alert, the public has gotta be alert. Because that is the war of the future, and if you're not gearing up to fight that war, then eventually the axe will fall, and you're gonna be out on the street. You can call this a drill, you can call this job security, you can call it anything you like. But I got one for you: You said go to war to preserve your way of life? Well, Chuck, this is your way of life. And if your spy satellites don't see nothin', if there ain't no war, then you can go home and prematurely take up golf, my friend. 'Cause there ain't no war but ours. 
Woodsterman and RHT447 weigh the merits of lighted horses
Woodsterman - That's what happens when you feed your horse too many light bulbs.
RHT447 - So, when they pull back on the reins, do the brake lights come on?

Topics




A modern take on tail lights. Brig, would cows respect those horses...or not? LSP, did that Arab girl who did you wrong have that sort of gear? If so, maybe she was justified in jilting you?

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Washington Standard - Detective Who Led Epstein Investigation Died After “Brief Illness” At 50

Charming China

Headline: 'Think of your family': China threatens European citizens over Xinjiang protests
Two days after Abdujelil Emet sat in the public gallery of Germany’s parliament during a hearing on human rights, he received a phone call from his sister for the first time in three years. But the call from Xinjiang, in western China, was anything but a joyous family chat. It was made at the direction of Chinese security officers, part of a campaign by Beijing to silence criticism of policies that have seen more than a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities detained in internment camps.
China's solution for dealing with indigenous Muslims inside of China is simply to put them into labor camps if they step out of line in the smallest degree. I think that they're considering that solution for Hong Kong as well since that 'province' is stepping out of line these days. Beijing is stuck internationally with the Hong Kong Basic Law until 2047 (one country, two systems) and I'm sure that Beijing is weighing its options on whether it's better to turn Hong Kong into a giant gulag or not. Clearly, the Hong Kong situation will be embarrassing during the 2022 Olympics in Big China if they're not able to figure something humane out. Boycotts are not off the table and neither are protests in Olympic venues.

China stands alone in its charming solutions to political problems. Muslims don't tend to be very charming either, so you can argue that China is finding a "way forward". Deporting all of the Uighurs would be possible for China if anybody else wanted them. But as we've learned with Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other sand nations, they don't want Muslim refugees, and will not take them. Maybe Germany will take a few million unhappy Chinese/Muslim people? And with no BREXIT, they could move on to the UK if they don't like Germany.

Historical Thailand

There is always a desire to build a time machine in syfi art that will take you back in time, to a better place.

The shark tooth dinosaurs ran Thailand in the past. The climate was different then, and I think that people can lay all that at the feet of the Siamraptor. The climate changed and they all died off. 

In its prime some 115 million years ago, Siamraptor would have been roughly the size of a Greyhound bus at nearly 30-feet long and tipping the scales at over 3.5 tons. Its jagged teeth measured up to 8 inches each, perfect for munching on a menu of fleshy primeval creatures. If they had become vegans, who knows what paradise of perfect weather would have awaited them.

Columbus Day


Mail

Mexico

WSF - Mexico! Thank you, but I will keep my memories from the 60's and never set foot in the place.
It was fun - once. Not anymore.
Paul L. Quandt - Your sermonette makes me think of that " obsolete " document which begins " When in the course..."
We may have to revisit all of that, should the communists take power in America. Not today though. Thank you, President Trump.
Jim, on courageous politicians - I see that ol' AMLO decided that turning that guy loose was the proper course of action. If the border's not controlled something similar happening in LA or elsewhere is a matter of time. Governor Newsome will undoubtedly show the same level of courage as the authorities below the border.
We are truly living in The City of Brass
joetote - I'd like your thoughts on what Jim refers to above.

Jim mentions the fact that it's only a matter of time before these things start happening in LA and elsewhere here in the states.

Seeing as there have been many reports of not only the Cartels crossing the border and causing trouble, but in fact the Mexican military taking action within our borders without retribution, can't one argue that we are already being invaded by them?

Newsome and these other sanctuary idiots have already opened the door but worse, we do not respond when they cross the border. Can I assume the Border Patrol and military have their hands tied as to taking action when provoked by what in effect are invaders?
I have two thoughts on open borders. It's true the the drugs and illegal aliens can cross, but so can the cartels with really good quality US and foreign made, military grade weapons for sale. Of course, there are hundreds of tunnels under the border so even with the big beautiful wall, high value items can still make it through. So when it comes to Second Amendment issues, the cartels can supply better firearms than you can buy over the counter at the local gun store. The Democrat morons don't get it, but who would expect them to? For every bolt action firearm that Beto's Monkeys would seize, a hundred M-4's with suppressors would come north across the open border that he yearns for. Squad Automatic Weapons and M-60s are readily available in cartel inventories. They also have an ample supply of M-2's. 
When I lived in a very affluent neighborhood in SoCal, I had Hollywood celebs living there, and other notables  There were three homes used by cartels to move drugs (up) and money (south) within a quarter of a mile. I knew about them because knowing that sort of thing is what I do. (I have very few skill sets but that's one of them) Try as I would, I couldn't get the locals or USGOV to do anything about it. This is after I got out of the law enforcement biz and moved onto other rackets. Nobody did anything. I provided timely, accurate, fully vetted, information and - nothing. So I just said to myself, "self, time for me to go." Then the Mohammedans built a mosque down the street and I said, "time to get serious about this." Now I live at the White Wolf Mine, an hour's drive from the nearest store.
Once you really understand how cartels move money and drugs, it's even more disconcerting and even more pervasive than you or anyone would think.  I've discussed that process at length on this blog over the past decade or so that it's been up and running. Suffice to say, it can be stopped, but it requires the will to stop it. Cartels are not as organized as most people think. They exist to fix the price of street drugs primarily. That's why when the local police seize twenty tons in Los Angeles, the price remains the same. No impact on price, or volume available on the street. 
The cross-border drug business is not an invasion now. It's American infrastructure. And anyone who would tell you differently is a liar or a fool.
RHT447 - I recall an incident many years back that involved an incursion into U.S. territory involving Black SUV's and some of our folks taking small arms fire. Someone at the time lamented words to the effect of "What ever should we do?". My suggestion was to try pulling the trigger on an M-1 Abrams main gun, and further that SUV parts raining down on the Mexican side might make the point rather well. But, that's just me.
The US continually walks a straight razor when it comes to Mexican sovereignty. The Mexicans aren't a vassal state of America, and we could conquer Mexico before lunch militarily. But then you get into a 'broke it/bought it' scenario. The narcos are painfully aware of what an American military occupation of someplace like Sinaloa would look like and that it wouldn't go down well for them. But full disclosure, it would take more than just Sinaloa. All of Mexico is in the same boat, and it's all corrupt and US narcodollars made it so. I know that a lot of Americans don't agree with that, but it is our insatiable desire for more drugs that has created this situation. Our moral rot. They're just the pusher. Which means that a solution would require Americans to abjure drugs (hahaha).
Fredd said - "Justice in Mexico?" What a headline. Why not "Sumo wrestlers crash Weight Watchers Meeting," or maybe "Quasimoto a Finalist at the Miss World Competition."

Mexico is essentially a failed state, but it exports a bunch of stuff to the U.S., namely drugs, terrorists and sex traffic. There is no hope for that country, whose corruption goes back 100's of years, as compared to our corruption which came to a head when Barack Obama took the Oval Office. 

That, and they hate our guts, and have since the first shots were fired quarreling over Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, parts of California and a few other disputes over the centuries. Nobody in Mexico; nobody in government, in the narco business or the general public, NOBODY in Mexico wants anything good to happen to the U.S. Nobody.
The US is their market for drugs (above), for produce (and Mexico is an agricultural country), and their guarantor of security (Monroe Doctrine).  They hate us and they can't survive without us. 
Back when I was running and gunning heavy in Mexico, I leaned on the Mexican Navy to put a torpedo into a drug submarine that was making the run between Mexican and US waters. The submarine was crewed partially by Russian mercenaries, and ran Sinaloa cartel loads. It had to snorkel most of the way because it was in ill repair and would have been an easy target. But they didn't do it because they feared narco-retaliation. I blaggarded them for cowards, but they explained patiently that their families were targeted if they did anything like that. Horrible place to live, Fredd. 
bobbookworm - Janet Napolitano, the former Dem governor of AZ, was a real 'close' buddy of Fox. Ya gotta' wonder how her retirement fund did in those years.
I don't know whether she was on the payroll or not. And you know that I'd paint a scarlet letter on her if I knew that she was.  
Fox signed the peace treaty with the Zapatistas in my office in Santa Ana, CA. It was done with very little fanfare, no media present. I think that it was 2001. Vincente Fox was banging Miss Mexico, Jacqueline Bracamontes, at the time and she was along for the signing. You can't fault his taste in women. Fox was first and foremost a horn dog. His wife, Martha, handled most of the corruption. In that he was an old time Mexican politician, and possibly the last one to occupy the Presidential Palace. Just because Fox schmoozed did not mean that there was a pay off.
Beans indicts - Lack of overt corruptness in Mexico is the rare exception to the constant overt corruptness exhibited in Mexico since, well, it's founding.

Let's recap. 

Texas formed due to Mexican corruptness.

California formed due to Mexican corruptness.

Black Jack Pershing got to play with planes and horses while taking care of Mexican corruptness.

Whole movie and tv franchises made tons of money dealing with a character fighting Mexican corruptness, Zorro by name...

Seriously. Mexico has been a 'failed' state since for ever. Anyone who believes otherwise is bordering on delusional.

As to McRaven, he's hitched his wagon to the Hillary/Obama/Soros train. So he's hoping and praying that the deep state wheels don't come off. The rest of us are hoping that he'll go down with the whole lot of them.

Mayhaps the God-Emperor (as seem in Italy, no, really - here's a link https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-warhammer-statue-italy-god-emperor-warrior-twitter-parade-a8787116.html ) and his forces will finally use the sledge-o-matic against the deep state derps. We hope. 
There is supposed to be a third Siccario movie in the works. The first two played like documentaries. You could include US politicians in it. Maybe AOC could play herself?
LSP - Serious question, do you see a solution to the narco problem? I know, the Wall, more power to it, but beyond that. Just asking and expecting "no."

That said, couldn't we simply take them all out, with "extreme prejudice"? How long would the op take, a few days, a week? I know it won't happen but curious about the hypothetical.
I discussed that above. It would require the American people to give up hard drugs. Maybe if Jesus were to return and kick ass? Other than that, I don't see a solution that is in the slightest way meaningful. 
Ed - Thanks for the McRaven info.
That explains that.
As an aside, when I read Seven Days in May as a Kid, it took seven days.
This coup is on 3 years already.
The plotters and traitors thought it would be easy. Fortunately for us there were a few patriot in the mix, particularly at NSA, who called them on it. We owe debts of gratitude to them. And now that I'm back, we can work on the Chrome project.
LindaGI feel for the leaders; but good on Trump for messing with the media.
I wasn't aware just how messed up Mexico is. I hope we can control that - or stop it from coming here.
Too late, Linda. It's here. It's just not so readily seen as it is in Mexico.
Old NFOMexico is... Mexico. Not much else to say. We could have ended the 'war on drugs' a long time ago, but the will of Congress et al to actually DO it has been sadly lacking. Those plans have been sitting on the shelf since the late 70s. G7 at Camp David? Oh hell yes. Limited media, no way for the protesters to get there, etc. :-)
Yes, there are advantages to Camp David. And President Trump can commute on Marine One.
DanMexico is a FAILED STATE....and has been for decades. The truly terrifying thought is the commie left in America is working VERY HARD to IMPORT those people and that mentality to America in vast quantities. As for the "War On Drugs".... lets call it what it REALLY is. The War On Freedom. Because that is the real motivation behind all the preening and posturing. It's just another excuse to trash the Constitution and rape the corpse of The Bill Of Rights. 
My take on the "war on drugs" is that it's window dressing for people, who don't care much about it. Propping up Mexico/Colombia, etc. was always more important from a geopolitical perspective than limiting the supply of narcotics at home.

G-7 Summit


Camperfixer - G7 and Camp David...This is the President putting them all on notice that he's in charge...total boss move (besides it only makes strategic sense). And by all appearances he's just getting rolling. He's somewhere in the vicinity of five steps ahead of his opponents...who in their self-important arrogance believe they are playing him. Trump is selling the Dem's the rope they will all hang themselves.
Yes, I've noticed that President Trump plays chess and his enemies, including Hillary (The anointed one who had the election stolen...) play checkers.