Thursday, September 30, 2010
In the movie Saving Nemo, the apex predator, sharks, as trying not to each other fish. That's what sharks do, that's who sharks are, they are the ones who eat the old, weak, sick, slow or just unlucky fish. They eat them. In the movie the Lion King, Mustafa, the lion, learns to eat bugs. So he does not need to eat his friends, his natural prey, the warthog and the meerkat. It takes about fifteen pounds of meat a day to keep a male lion fed. That's a lot of bugs. That's an unsustainable amount of bugs, and certainly a lion could not live on bugs. What happened to ecology? Now it's thinking green. It's no longer about how ecosystems actually work, it's about how we feel about them and how we want them to work. So now we teach children that sharks and lions don't need to be predators to survive. Can't we all just get along? The answer is no; some of us are sharks and some are fish. Some of us are warthogs, and some of us are lions; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Calif execution try collapses after court setbacks (OneNewsNow.com) Despite years of lethal injection as the official method of execution in California, and 700 inmates on death row, the state has bungled an attempt to execute a criminal this week. They have had years to prepare, but they can't yet figure out the methods of execution. They can't even gather enough of the drugs necessary to carry out the execution. How hard should it be to gather together enough drugs to perform an execution when you have had years to prepare? In election after election, in poll after poll here in California the people have spoken overwhelmingly in favor of the death penalty for the worst of the worst criminals. The man they were about to execute had kidnapped and murdered a little girl, then taunted her mother about the crime. Certainly he deserves to die. No one deserves to have to guard someone like this terrible criminal. Once again, a liberal activist judge has perverted the process, and denied the will of the people to follow their own anti-death penalty. Rich judges live in guard gated communities, in the safest parts of the state, with personal protection and permit criminals to run free in other parts of the state. I am beginning to think that judges should only serve limited terms, should be approved by the people every few years, and be required to have worked as prison guards for a while; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I am opposed to women serving in combat units in the military and I am opposed of homosexuals serving openly in military units. The manly comradeship of men working together with no thought of sexual relations is a powerful force. The liberals and particularly women, who don’t understand it, deride it as simply a boy’s club mentality. It is the type of comradeship that binds together navy ship crews for fifty year reunions. It is the collegiality of celibate priests who work together for the common good. It is the type of love spoken of by Jesus who spoke of no greater love has this, than a man lay down his life for another man. Even primitive societies recognize the value of this type of non-sexual male bonding. They have warrior and hunter societies that are only male. They experience a non-sexual male bonding that encourages them to work for the goals of the group with little regard for self. This powerful tool is being unused by our society; that’s the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, September 27, 2010
The UK has raised the terror alert because of concerns that the IRA may attack bankers in London. That the IRA is still attacking people in the UK is reprehensible. They are simply murderers who are killing innocent women and children for no valid purpose. While Radical Muslim terrorists have targeted the West, for the IRA to continue to wage a terror campaign is just wrong on so many levels. The UK is a democracy. If the IRA want something then they should be working through the democratic means to effect change, not blowing people up. The people they are blowing up are unable to effect the change they may want. And the people they are blowing up are are simply murder victims. The UK should not still be going through this type of attack. Americans should not provide any material or moral support for the IRA. Too often Americans have romanticized the IRA and foolishly provided funds or even weapons to kill innocent people, often women and children. American law enforcement should follow the money trail and insure that no American assistance flows to these cruel terrorists; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Muslim barbarity gets a pass (OneNewsNow.com) Six British Men Arrested After YouTube Quran Burning A radical Muslim cleric in Australia calls for the murder of a man in the Netherlands, by beheading, because he produced a film critical of Islam. He is allowed to run free and continue to incite murder. Six men in a bar film themselves burning a few pages of the Koran, and the police raid the place and arrest everyone. Apparently in the West a few drunks in a bar burning their own property and posting it on YouTube is a perceived as a greater danger to society than a sober cleric spewing out death threats to his flock. Death threats similar to this one have lead to multiple murders over the years. This is simply another example of Lawfare being carried out here in the West. We punish those who oppose our enemies for the slightest infraction of a thought crime statute, but we give a pass to those who actually try to incite our enemies to violence against us. We are allowing enemies within to destroy us. Radical Islam has infiltrated our great nations and is trying to destroy us while taking advantage of our technology and our desire to be politically correct. Radical Islam is a dangerous religion that wants to convert everyone, enslave them or kill them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
http://your4state.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=137005 A woman was executed in Virginia this week. It took the news three paragraphs before they told the important part of the story. They have to explain that it was a woman who was executed and that it has been over 100 years since a woman was executed in that state. Who cares? I do not. She was no longer a woman, she was a murderer. A murderer was executed. She was convicted of murder, not just one murder, but two murders. A multiple murderer was executed. Once it was proven that she was a multiple murderer, her humanity was no longer the most important issue. It is the humanity of the victims that is important. Besides the victims, the other real story is how the state of Virgina has been so remiss in it's duty of dispensing justice that they have failed to execute a single woman in over a hundred years! I cannot imagine that in the last one hundred years there have not been dozens, perhaps scores of women who have committed crimes so horrible as to warrant the death penalty. A man and his son were murdered in a murder-for-hire plot so the man's wicked, greedy wife could collect his life insurance money. The state of Virgina has finally decided to do their duty to protect it's decent citizens by executing this woman after an unconscionable delay of nearly eight years; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, September 24, 2010
http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/3-bodies-found-hanging-from-bridges-in-Mexico/avssnQ26K0ekbQGLTXOasA.cspx The drug wars in Mexico continue to be fought by merciless criminals who care nothing for anyone but themselves. We are in part responsible for this problem in two ways. First we allow millions of illegal aliens to come here. Their presence here means they are not in Mexico to foment revolution. That is the real cure for Mexico. True freedom for their people. A free market economy where foreign people can own property and invest in companies, secure in the knowledge that they would be able to take their profits out of the country. We spend billions of dollars in Communist China. Most of those dollars should be spent here in the USA or in Mexico. There is no reason why the intelligent and hard working people of Mexico cannot enjoy the same high standard of living that we have here in the USA. Their lack of economic freedom is one of the major reasons why that is true. The other reason that Mexico has trouble is that millions of American, most of whom do not consider themselves as criminals, are spending billions of dollars on drugs. Those dollars then go to Mexico to provide evil drug lords with money to commit murder, subvert the police and corrupt the government. The US needs to be a better neighbor and stop illegal immigration and stop our own people from using illegal drugs; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The YMCA gets a makeover: Meet 'The Y' A place where young Christian men can go, spend the night, perhaps even live there for a short period of time in a decent Christian environment. Or not. Perhaps a place that homosexual men can sing about, a place to "hang out with all the boys." Too many organizations are trying to fit in with the world. They are dropping their Christian identity to be more fashionable and trendy. Being a part of the larger world it so alluring that they can't stay away from it. So they will drop a century of Christian service and simply become another secular group. The organization has dropped the pretense of being Christian and now is simply going to be calling themselves "The Y." It's too bad that they have decided to be of the world, and not just in the world. My kingdom is not of this world, Jesus said. His kingdom is also not longer found at "The Y;" that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
BoycottTheHomeDepot.com. Employees at Home Depot wear an apron and they put various buttons on them. In at least one case a Christian says he was fired in part because he was wearing a Christian and patriotic button. Home Depot says this is not the case. Home Depot says they do not support the homosexual agenda. They support diversity. When people and companies state that they usually really mean something else. They usually mean that they support the full homosexual agenda. They support the sexualization of nearly every aspect of life, including the sexualization of children. All over America homosexuals are holding rallies and marches and festivals. They participate in open sex acts, nudity, and cross gender dressing. They perform these acts in public and in the full view of children. Companies that support these types of festivals are indirectly supporting the activities that go on there. Even if the company does not want these specific incidents to happen, when they happen time after time it is not reasonable to continue to sponsor such events unless you are okay with everything that happens there; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
http://www.dhimmitude.org/. Many of those who support the Victory Mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Center are making the claim that the Founding Fathers of the United States were fond of Islam. Nothing could be further from the truth. While it is true that a couple of them had Korans in their book collections, it does not mean that they had any respect for Islam. In those days if anyone wanted to have information on any subject, they often had to own the books in order to look up the information. That means if you wanted to know anything about Islam, then you need to have a book on Islam in your personal library. Books were expensive and only the rich had very many books. There were no lending libraries until Ben Franklin invented the concept. Before the Independence of the United States, our ships were under the protection of the British Navy, the most powerful naval force in the world at the time. Back then, radical Muslim pirates knew that it was not in there best interests to attack British ships. Also, many European nations paid protection money to radical Muslims to keep their ships safe. Once the US became independent, radical Muslims, no longer in fear of the British Navy began to capture US flagged ships. Only when the US paid ransoms and protection money to the Muslims in North Africa were our ships safe. Naturally, the Founding Fathers would have been interested in their Islamic enemies; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, September 20, 2010
http://frontpagemag.com/2010/09/16/media-blackout-on-ground-zero-mosque-rally/ Years ago I worked security at a Federal office building in Santa Ana, CA. We were warned that a huge Communist rally was going to take place at the location. It was during the Cold War and we were very concerned. The police brought in SWAT team members and extra guards and cops. TV and print news people showed up to document the event. In the event the rally consisted of three smelly, dirty, people. The news media coached the Communists on how to behave and positioned the three of them along with a dozen signs to give the impression of a much larger rally. Nowhere in the news did they say there were only three Communists. The media played right along with the Communists to distort the news and give a false impression of what was really happening. Now the media is still playing that game. Only now, they have determined to give aid and comfort to our enemies. The victory mosque in New York City, at Ground Zero is a cause the media is pushing. They are afraid of radical Islam and so they are helping them, rather than fighting them. The main stream media are also anti-establishment and so anything that pulls the tail of majority of Americans is something they want to do as well; that's the view of the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Toy soldiers run afoul of school's weapons ban US National Headlines Comcast.net Schools have policies of "zero tolerance" for violence and weapons. When I was in high school our JROTC program had several hundred Army rifles, bayonets, and a rifle range on campus. We never had a problem. I believe in zero tolerance for illegal and immoral and unethical behavior, not thought police tactics. That child has a toy soldier with a gun. Soldiers have guns, it is the nature of being a soldier. Toy soldiers have been popular for thousands of years and are harmless. The statue of the Minuteman used to be a common symbol of our Revolutionary War. Now that same statue would be banned in many schools. School administrators have become so foolish that they cannot comprehend the context in which guns are violence are used. Many are very anti-gun and are trying to push their anti-gun agenda onto the kids by telling them guns are bad. A gang member takes a gun, goes into a bank, and shoots someone. A police officer takes a gun, goes into a bank, and shoots someone. Both are equally guilty under the zero tolerance for guns and violence policy. Even if the gang member shoots a bank teller during a robber and the police officer shoots the gang member who is committing an armed bank robbery. The lack of common sense and good judgement in our schools is appalling; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
* http://www.capwiz.com/afanet/issues/alert/?alertid=15659516&type=CO In California, seven million people voted to keep marriage between one man and one woman. As it has been in California since the state was admitted to the union over 160 years ago. Despite the historic facts and despite the majority of people voting to keep marriage between one man and one woman; one judge has determined that the law requires same sex marriage. How can one person, using his own agenda, overrule the clear will of the majority? How can one person who ignores historic precedent overrule the clear will of the majority? He can because as an open homosexual, he places his own personal preference over the law, and over the will of the majority. This extreme liberal view, like so many others, is being forced on the people against their will. It is not the job of the courts to impose their social and political views on the people. It is the job of the courts to interpret how laws should be allied in specific cases. Rather, the liberal activists have used the courts time and again to thwart the will of the people. On immigration, on gun rights, on the death penalty and now on homosexual marriage the courts have overstepped their power and the other branches of the government act as if they are powerless against them. The Congress has spoken on marriage and they passed the Defense of Marriage act. The will of the people through their representatives and the polls has been clear. Marriage is one man and one women, no matter what the activist liberal judges may say; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, September 17, 2010
BBC News - Pregnant nun ice cream advert banned for 'mockery' An ice cream company has been running advertisements that show a pregnant nun and make fun of Roman Catholic theology. This is not the first time this particular company has run this type of advertising. They have been posting these billboards along the route of the Popes visit to London. They don't really want to sell ice cream, they simply want to offend Christians. I suspect this same company does not run similar advertising that ridicules Muslims or Jews. If someone makes fun of Jews they are banned as anti-Semitic and their ads would not be run by responsible companies. If they ran ads that were making fun of Muslims they would not find anyone who would run the ads because they would be afraid of attacks by Muslims. Companies should be in the business of making money in a lawful and ethical manner. They should not be attacking peaceful people for their beliefs. They should not be involved in social activism unless it is to promote ideals that the society at large embraces without regard to political opinion. Campaigns to prevent crime, prevent forest fires, keep kids safe are valid campaigns for companies to become involved in as they sell their products. Preaching hate of Christians is not good business; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The American Disabilities Act, and a Fall That Opened My Eyes It has been twenty years since the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Another piece of well meaning useless and even burdensome legislation. A company that I used to work for had a clerk working for them that was probably paid about ten dollars an hour. Whenever we had a group meeting they had to hire someone to come in and tell him in sign language what was happening, because he was deaf. I suspect the sign language person was paid more than the clerk. What a stupid waste of money. How many companies avoid hiring disabled people because they can't afford to comply with burdensome government regulations or frivolous lawsuits just to accommodate a tiny fraction of their workforce or customers? This is typical of the liberal mindset. Let's do something that will make everyone feel better without any actual result, other than to stifle private business. It's not there money, so why do they care about the millions of dollars spend on braille menus that will never be used, the elevators and ramps that go to places where people in wheelchairs never visit. Our church was even told once that they had to change a historic building to build a wheelchair ramp onto the altar. Despite having no handicapped clergy who needed one. Despite being in a one hundred year old building that has served just fine without a ramp. Despite the fact that it would have cost more than a new roof and painting the church combined. I have no problem with new construction and major repairs being built to accommodate wheelchairs so that over time buildings are more easily accessible. I am concerned that government is forcing small businesses, homeowners and churches to make major changes to their facilities when there is no immediate, practical need to do so; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Charlie Rangel Survives, Rick Lazio Falls in New York Primary Contests Charlie Rangel was voted in as the Democratic candidate for congress for his district, again. He is the perfect example of corruption and why Americans need to get out and vote this November. He has been in Congress for 40 years and is 80 years old. No one should be in any elected office for 40 years. He has no idea how to run a business in the real world, he has no experience in living paycheck to paycheck like most of us. He has had terrible ethics problems, but because he is a powerful member of Congress, he has managed to avoid those problems. Even now he is embroiled in ethics problems. If he was a man of honor, he would have not run this time and rather resigned when these ethics problems came to light. The Democratic party should have failed to endorse him, but they have no ethics other than winning the election. No government official should run for any office more than twice. No government official should be permitted to run for any office, other than the one he holds, unless his term has ended. No government official should be able to resign to run for another office. Every government official should be on Social Security as their sole retirement system. Every law passed by government should apply to them, as they do to everyone else; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." Jesus is not just a good man. Jesus is not just a prophet. Jesus Christ is God. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost are the three persons of the Holy Trinity. Jesus is who he says he is, or he is a liar and a cheat. He says he is the way to the Father, that no man goes to the Father except by Jesus. If that is not true, than Jesus is a liar. If Jesus is lying about that, then we cannot trust anything he says. Islam will try and tell us that Jesus is a prophet, nothing more. If Jesus is not the Son of God as he says he is, then he is not a prophet. A prophet will indicate he speaks the words of God and will not claim to be the Son of God. Islam is therefore mistaken when they claim Jesus is a prophet and not the Son of God. It would make Jesus a false prophet. A false prophet cannot be a good man. There is only one path to salvation, and it is found in Christ Jesus. Those who say otherwise, are mistaken; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Stephen Hawking: Universe Didn't Need God to Create Itself Why are scientists speaking of matters pertaining to religion if we don't want religious leaders speaking to matters of science? What does Stephen Hawking know about religion? Where did he study theology? How long has he been ordained? What types of morality will he espouse to us now that he had determined that he is our leader in all things science and religion? Is his life so empty that he only sees cause and effect? He only sees that which science tells him? Does he see no other side to his existence? What is your favorite color? My favorite color is blue. My wife's favorite color is red. Can we prove scientifically that this is true? How can science help us in this problem? There are some problems that science cannot solve. I love my wife. Out of the three billion women on this planet I prefer her to all the others. What logical reason is there for that preference? It is not logical, it is love. It is the part of the equation that is missing from e = mc squared. There is no love in science, so they need no god; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Shadow Sexual Revolution – The Push to Legalize Pedophilia All American Blogger In the 1950s the liberals tried to make divorce on demand a reality. They have succeeded and of course, divorce is at an all time high in this nation. Then starting in the 1970s they tried to get special rights for homosexuals, and they have succeeded. Now the pressure is on for society to give rights to those who would sexually abuse children. "It's all about love." "Two people who love each other should be able to express their love for one another." "The government has no business in my bedroom." "What two people do in private is their business." "That's just how that person was made, it's natural for them to feel those desires." We were told this about homosexuals and now we are being told the same lies about child abusers. There are many in government today who are working to bring about the age of consent from 18 to 16 to 12 and eventually down to no age limit at all. It is a further example of how degraded our society has become that our laws are being destroyed so that a small, vocal minority can practice their evil; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Burn Qurans - wrong...torch Bibles - OK (OneNewsNow.com) In 1999 Christians sent Holy Bibles to Afghanistan. They were hoping they could be distributed to the people there to help convert them from Islam to Christianity. Rather than distribute them to the people, or return them to the people who sent them, the US Army was instructed to burn them. And so the US Army burned the Holy Bible. Christians all over the world were outraged by these events. Islam fears the power of Christ so much that they refuse to even allow a few Bibles to be imported into Afghanistan. Despite this outrage, no one was harmed. There was no rioting. There was no burning of mosques. There was no torture, fire, destruction, killing as a result of the official US government policy of burning Holy Bibles, a sacred symbol of Christianity. This was not done by some fringe group of a few people that no one ever heard of, it was the US Army that did the burning. It is shameful that the US Army, most members of which are Christian, burned Holy Bibles. It is even more shameful that our government officials line up and speak in unison that a few free people in America cannot burn Korans that they own as a method of protest. It shows that people in our government are afraid of our enemies and that our enemies are irrational and dangerous; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Friday, September 10, 2010
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/09/09/us.somalia.pirates/index.html?eref=rss_topstories&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_topstories+%28RSS%3A+Top+Stories%29 Dozens of US Marines stormed a ship that had been captured by Somalian pirates. The crew had been hiding in a safe room. No crewmen, Marines or pirates were killed in the attack. The Marines had to obtain the permission from the owners of the ship before they could board it. If I am a sailor on board a civilian ship and it is captured by pirates, I want Marines to come and rescue me. I don't want them to consult the owner of the ship. I want them to save me. The owner is in no danger. If someone is kidnapped and held in a stolen car, we don't ask the owner to give permission before the cops rescue the kidnap victim. What a foolish, bureaucratic move to do that before the rescue mission. The Marines had to ask permission from the Secretary of Defense prior to the rescue mission. Not even the Secretary of the Navy or even Commandant of the Marine Corps should have been consulted. The captain of the nearest Navy ship should have consulted with the Marine commander afloat, determined a plan and rescued the crew from the pirates. Thirty minutes after the capture of the pirates their trials at sea should have begun. Those found guilty should be hung immediately. Just as they would have been 200 years ago; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
“At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?-- Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!--All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” Abraham Lincoln The United States has been safe from any real invasion from enemies that could conquer us since at least the war of 1812. Some enemies could have attacked us, and even killed millions of us, but I think we would have always continued to exist as a nation. The real problem is that we are gradually killing ourselves. Income taxes that take money from the rich and give to the government were a bad idea. We now have income taxes that have expanded that taking to the middle and even working class people. Government regulation that stifles innovation and expansion of business and kills their ability to be competitive. Courts and judges that create laws and overturn the will of the people that has been demonstrated at the ballot box. Same sex, homosexual marriage has never been voted in by the people, it has failed at the ballot box nearly 40 times in America, yet judges keep trying to make it the law. The people did not vote in abortion, but again, unelected judges forced it upon us. The words of Lincoln are very true today, just as they were 150 years ago; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Report: Rattner bio reveals Obama Administration wanted Ghosn to run GM — Autoblog A recent biography shows some of the inside workings of how the Obama administration was handling the automobile company meltdown. There are several basic problems with the American economy and both parties are doing a poor job of solving them. The Democrats are doing a much worse job of it than the Republicans, but both need to do more to solve these problems. The Federal government spends too much money. As a result, taxes are too high. The government spends too much money and that enables them to interfere too much with American business in manners that limit their competition in the world markets. Since taxes are so high on business, companies cannot make the investments they need to make to stay competitive. Since the government spends so much money they can't even tax enough money to run the government. As a result the government has to borrow money. As a result of their borrowing the interest rates are too high. Since interest rates and taxes are so high, women have to work to help support their families. As a result of that families have to pay for child care. That gives families less money to buy a home or a car. As a result, Americans can buy fewer homes and cars, that's why the government then has to step in and help people buy homes and cars. Further increasing government spending. The government needs to cut spending by about fifty percent and live within their means; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Gen. Petraeus: Florida Quran Burning Will Endanger US Troops A tiny church of only fifty people, totally outside the mainstream of Christian thought and organizations has determined to burn Korans on September 11, 2010. As a result, even General Patraeus commander of American forces in this war has had to speak out against their actions. The concern is that radical Muslims will use this as a tool in the propaganda war against the West. So Islam can build a huge victory mosque in the shadow of the World Trade Center and none of our leaders will speak out against that, but some fringe group wants to set fire to a few books and their is international outrage. This book is the same holy book to a group who riot when offensive cartoons are printed about their religion, riot and murder people over cartoons. The same people who intentionally murder little girls to keep them from attending school. Yet despite the terrible, murderous actions of our enemies, we have to worry that a few obscure people are going to set a few books on fire. Unlike our enemies, no one will be injured, these people will only burn their own private property, and none of our leaders will support them. Compare that with radical Islam. Reporter Daniel Pearl was working in Pakistan on a report about radical Islam. He was kidnapped. He was tortured. He had his head cut off with a small knife, while his murderers chanted that God is great. Islamic leaders all over the world praised these acts and Muslim people demonstrated in the street in favor of his killers. A few fringe Christians burning a few books is a non-event, compared to the real atrocities done every day in the name of Islam; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Some US Courts have ruled the "Stolen Valor Act"to be unconstitutional. This is typical of the liberal judges in our nation. They permit cowards, liars, and scum to claim to be heroes, and to speak publicly about their claimed heroism. These cowards often publish claims that they are against the military and use their pretend heroism as a tool to gain credibility. Many of the real heroes who have been given these awards for valor risked their lives and indeed, often gave their lives when they earned these medals. Many of the real heroes speak of accepting and wearing the awards as a tribute to those who never made it back, their comrades in arms who gave their lives so that the award winner could live to tell the tale. Those who steal the valor or true heroes deserve our disdain and those real heroes deserve our legal protection. It is not simply a matter of freedom of speech. It is a matter of knowingly lying and taking on the reputation of heroes who are better than they are. This is far different from someone who simply exaggerates or brags to a friend that they did something, rather these are men of low esteem who knowingly and intentionally steal the reputation of their betters; and that theft should be a crime; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/09/01/top_ten_reasons_why_wars_last_too_long The short version is wars last a long time because they are started by George Bush. Wars don't last too long if they are started under Democrat administrations. Here are my ten reasons why wars last too long. 1. Presidents permit the media to set the agenda. A war should last as long as it takes to achieve the objectives set forth at the beginning of the war. One of those objectives should be the defeat of the enemy. In the first Gulf War the objective was to push Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. When that was done and the enemy was defeated the war ended. When the Japanese surrendered unconditionally, the Second World War ended. 2. Politicians try to micro manage the war. In the Viet Nam war President Johnson was selecting targets for the Air Force to strike the next day. An Air Force captain should have given a list to targets to a major who should have sent them to a colonel to select. The president should never have micro managed the war that way. 3. Failure to use enough troops. When Iraq was invaded the US sent in massive numbers of troops to defeat the conventional forces of Saddam. When the war moved into an insurgency phase, they did not have enough troops to have a cop on every corner. Insurgency requires a large troop commitment so that friendly forces can be everywhere at once. American politicians did not want a long war and so they withdrew forces, which actually made the war longer than it should have been. 4. Politicians worry too much about how other enemy nations will react to our conduct of the war. In the Korean War we worried that hitting bridges along the Yalu River might upset the Chinese. The Chinese already hated us and were fighting an undeclared war against us. Allowing the enemy to determine our rules of engagement gives our enemy too much power. 5. Failure to control the media. Secret operations are essential to military operations as are deception operations. Today's media would have revealed the Invasion of Normandy if they could get a scoop. They are too international and not patriotic. The people have a right to know but national security trumps that until operations are over and the troops are safe. Surprise is a huge advantage and giving that up so that the media can get a nice story for the evening news is not appropriate. Prosecute a few of those who reveal classified information and some of that will stop. 6. Failure to rally the nation to the colors. Truman, Johnson, Bush I and Bush II failed to ask for a declaration of war and tried to do too much at the same time. Make the war the number one issue in the nation. What was the farm subsidy or mortgage rate in WWII? No one knows or cares. It was the war that was important. Make the war the most important thing, not a war on poverty or mortgage rates or anything else. Changing don't ask don't tell policy or forcing women into combat during a war is the worst possible time to do things that may degrade the fighting spirit and abilities of the services. Leave the social engineering to the civilian world. 7. Failure to use all the forces needed to crush the enemy. A decisive series of hammer blows to destroy the enemy are what is needed to win a war. At the conclusion of the Highway of Death the US ended the war. Rather that continue the war until Saddam asked for peace, we stopped the war because we looked bad on television killing an enemy that was so much weaker than Coalition forces. Had we continued the war we would not still be there. 8. Failure to use any means to gather intelligence. In several administrations, starting with President Carter, we stopped using many of our intelligence sources because they were unsavory. Our enemies and their allies are often immoral men, but if they can be pressured, cajoled, or bribed into helping use then we need to use them for our purposes. War is a rough business. 9. Fight the war to win. The death of the enemy is regrettable, The death of friendly forces is even worse. When given a choice to kill the enemy or risk friendly casualties we need to kill the enemy. Rules of engagement that are too restrictive serve only to give the enemy an advantage. 10. Don't be afraid to take casualties. The US has become very casualty adverse. At Tarawa we lost as many men in a couple days as he had in several years fighting in Iraq, yet we act like it was an unacceptable casualty rate. We have more people killed in traffic accidents and murdered than have been killed in Iraq. War is a terrible thing, but if you must go to war, know that we will have men killed and wounded. Don't let the media and the liberal turn victory to defeat; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Like any sovereign nation, the US has to control it's border or eventually it will cease to be a nation. Every country controls who may enter. North Korea recently had an American Christian enter their nation and they arrested him and sentenced him to 8 years in prison before they expel him. Mexico is very harsh towards illegal immigrants who enter their nation. Illegal immigration is a conduit for terrorism and drug smuggling. Many of the 9/11 hijackers were here illegally. Perhaps if we had better immigration enforcement we could have expelled them before they could have attacked us. Illegal immigrants murder, rape and rob Americans every day. We need immigration, but we need to control it so that our own people are safe, secure and employed. Unemployment in California is 12%, it has only been this high once since the end of WWII. While that is bad enough, unemployment for young male Blacks is over 40%. Yet, millions of Mexicans and other illegal immigrants are here and working. Who suffers the most for their employment? Every illegal alien with a job has taken a job from a young male Black; that's what the SGT Says.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
President Obama has announced there are No More US Ground Combat Troops in Iraq. Wow, how impressive is that? NMUSGCTII Day. A bit of a mouthful compared to VE Day and VJ Day. There is that other small problem. The lack of the V part. Victory. President Obama did not tell us he has achieved victory. Perhaps President Roosevelt could have announced NMUSGCTIF(ance) Day and ended World War Two in late 1944. He could have ended the war almost a year earlier if he was not hung up on that whole "victory" thing. There is that other problem. The whole no more combat troops part. A couple weeks ago the US Army changed the name of a number of their combat brigades from Infantry to Security. Change the name, change the reality, or not. So another example of President Obama and his newspeak. We don't need victory, we just need to get the ground troops out. We don't even need to remove the ground troops, we just need to call them something else. NMUSGCTII Day, be sure to mark your calendars, I know I will, here at the Hysterical Right Wing.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
FOXNews.com - Pentagon Chooses Two Companies to Build Flying Humvee Where is my flying car? Maybe it's going to be a flying Humvee! The Army is looking for a vehicle that can carry four full size soldiers with gear on the ground like a Jeep and then in the air without significant preparation. The concept is to avoid IEDs and other ground ambushes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piasecki_VZ-8_Airgeep The Army has tried this before. In the years before the Viet Nam War the US Army was working on many hi-tech projects. The flying Jeep was one of them. When the Viet Nam War went into high gear during the Johnson Administration, with his desire to spend money on social programs and the war at the same time most of those hi-technology programs were cancelled. Johnson lost the war by not fully prosecuting it. He lost the War on Poverty by not providing incentives to those who were most in need of help to help themselves. He lost our technological edge by stopping our hi-technology research. Maybe this will be the beginning of reversing some of that; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.