Monday, September 30, 2013

1964 Chevy

When I was a kid we had a 1964 Chevrolet Impala.  The car was huge.  It was a massive automobile, larger than most pick up trucks and SUV's today.  And it was considered an average size vehicle.  It was a Chevrolet, which meant it was durable and affordable for most Americans.  In those day it was typical for the man to work and the woman to stay home and take care of the kids. 

An average one income family could afford to buy a new American made car, and raise two kids, and buy a home in the early 1960's.  There was no need for the government to provide child care or early pre-school, because the kids stayed home and played with each other or the neighbor kids.  The government did not regulate the miles per gallon that the car got, it was up to the shopper to determine what sort of mileage they wanted in a car.  We sang Christmas carols in public schools.

The government did not provide all the programs they do now, because there were good jobs for everyone who wanted to work in the private sector.  We manufactured cars, and refrigerators, and televisions here in the United States.  Big companies made money, middle class people made money and everyone generally did okay.  Today, that old Chevrolet is a reminder of a standard of living that has fallen in many ways, large and small nearly every year since then; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Religious Oppression in Tennessee

http://clashdaily.com/2013/09/hello-satan-school-tells-child-cant-write-god/

A school project to write an essay about who you admire is a common project.  The teacher tells a little girl, she can't write about God.  The little girl said she looked up to God and Jesus.  The teacher says that's not acceptable.

The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion.  It does not guarantee freedom from religion.  A little girl wants to write about her admiration for God is within her constitutional right to free expression of her religious beliefs.  The secular humanist school teacher does not want the little girl to write about God.  God is not a person to admire.  The school teacher wants to drive home that liberal message to a trusting little girl.

Our constitutional rights don't stop because we enter a school.  They don't stop because we are children.  They don't stop because some secular humanist teacher does not like them.  That teacher is an employee of the government.  Her stopping the child from writing that essay is government oppression of religious liberity; it's that simple; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Orthodoxy


http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139936/nadieszda-kizenko/russias-orthodox-awakening?cid=nlc-this_week_on_foreign_affairs-091913-russias_orthodox_awakening_4-091913&sp_mid=42652399&sp_rid=am1uYW9rNGxvQGhvdG1haWwuY29tS0

The Orthodox Church in Russia has been long tied to the government there, Czar, Commissar or President.  Now some in the church are starting to move away from being so close to the government.  I believe a nation should be founded on Christian principles and keep those standards as they make laws and govern the nation.

Too many in the secular world keep looking for the Christian church to eschew any role in government and while we don't want a religious government, it is important for Christians to play a role in government affairs.  Too many of the problems in modern society are caused by a rejection of Christian principles.

Abortion is the killing of the most innocent in our society.  It is an immoral act.  Confiscatory tax rates are government theft that prevent people from doing good with their own money.  The failure of the government to support traditional marriage only weakens the family and destroys the basis for society that has worked from the beginning of man.  The church and the government should not be one, but they should work together to solve our problems; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Guns

I spoke to a woman today who said she was afraid of guns.  So I invited her to the range to teach her to shoot.  Nearly everyone I have ever met who is afraid of guns has either never been to the range or had a bad experience by some jerk who wanted to ridicule them rather than teach them how to shoot.

Firearms are tools, no different from your knife, fork and spoon.  They serve a function that is legitimate, and just like your dinner utensils they can be misused by evil people to do evil things.  Guns are good for many purposes.  One of them is to kill people.  Some people need to be killed, such as the enemy in war or a killer needs to be killed, or at least stopped, by police.

Some guns are beautiful works of art, and are collectable.  Some are historical and should be in museum.  Some like a sports car are fun to shoot.  There are several Olympic sports that involve shooting.  Competitive shooting is a very disciplined and cerebral sport.  Hunting animals for sport or for food is an important hobby.  Many people depend on harvesting a deer for food, even in America.  Guns are not bad, they are just like fire, and cars, and kitchen knives.  Some people misuse them and hurt other people.  Most people use them properly and only good comes from their use; that the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Freedom in Colorado

http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/news-from-nra-ila/2013/9/second-amendment-rights-prevail-in-colorado.aspx?s=&st=&ps=&utm_source=nra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=article&utm_content=nra-ila-art&utm_campaign=nrapdnsep13

Eventually people get fed up and start voting out the enemies of freedom.  This time in Colorado the people voted out two anti-gun legislators who had voted in favor of several bills that restricted the right to keep and bear arms. 

More states need to do this, in Colorado this had never been done before and so most people thought it could not happen.  Too often the people are without leadership and fail to rally to do what they know is right.

I am glad that the people of Colorado have taken this step.  There are several counties in Colorado that are trying to succeed from the rest of the state.  I hope this effort happens too.  The basic, traditional values that made America great will make America great again, if we return to them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Russian Navy

http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2013-06/russian-submarine-fleet-reborn?utm_source=U.S.+Naval+Institute&utm_campaign=489e2184d2-July_2013_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adee2c2162-489e2184d2-222870521&mc_cid=489e2184d2&mc_eid=e57a83715a

The foreign policy of the United States under President Obama has blundered about the world creating disaster and failure all over the globe.  The United States lost the War in Iraq and plans to leave Afghanistan with the war still in progress.  Iran and North Korea are both building nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, despite President Obama and Candidate Obama promising to solve those problems.

The Russian navy is building new submarines and deploying their navy all over the world, often in ways the old Soviet Union did not do in the Cold War.  As the US Navy is cancelling or delaying projects the Russians are building up new weapons and putting new life in old ones.  Russia should be our ally by now, the Cold War is long over and we share many common interests.

The Obama Administration has failed to get the US economy going.  The tax income remains low because business is suffering and millions are still out of work.  We spend billions with China that should be going to American workers.  Yet President Obama continues to pile needless regulation on American business and the economy suffers; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Disaster

http://www.survivalblog.com/2013/08/stuff-hitting-the-fan-a-position-paper---part-2-by-rl.html

In my opinion, everyone should have enough supplies to last for three months without outside help.  That should include food, water, medical supplies, paper products, dog food, clothing and everything else.  In the event of an earthquake, blizzard, famine, flood, war, tsunami or other major regional disaster people may have not access to help from the outside.

When a major disaster has historically happened in the United States we have always been able to mobilize the nation and send aid, soldiers, police, firemen to respond to that disaster.  On 9/11 we sent police and firemen from California to New York City because a few buildings fell down.  What would we have been able to do if the same attack happened in Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles and Miami, Detroit and Chicago all on the same day?  What if hurricane Katrina hit two days after the 9/11 attacks?

If everyone was self sufficient for 90 days, it would buy a lot of time for relief efforts to get organized and for rescue workers to concentrate on people who really need help.  The dead, wounded, those trapped in fallen debris, the homeless need intervention.  If everyone has food and water, then it will be easier for the emergency workers to help; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Terminator

http://www.stopkillerrobots.org/

The Stop Killer Robots organization wants to insure people are kept in the loop when robot war machines are deployed on the battlefield.  They think that it is immoral to deploy weapons that don't have a human in the loop before people are killed.  They want international treaties to stop nations from building or deploying these weapons.

How well has arms control worked?  Just this year, Syria has deployed and used chemical weapons to kill people in a civil war.  The international reaction has been tepid at best.  Weeks have past and despite threats, no one has attacked Syria for their use of chemical weapons.  In fact, only the Americans have serious threat against Syria.  Iran and North Korea are still building nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.  Who is stopping them?

The Stop Killer Robots organization apparently is not aware that humans have been using technology to kill one another for ten thousand years without a human in the loop for the final kill.  Dig a pit, put stakes at the bottom, cover the pit with sticks.  A wild boar falls in the pit and dies.  Or a deer, or a mammoth, or a nine year old girl.  For 200 years we have placed land mines and they kill often for decades without humans to make a final judgment.  You can't stop progress, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Kill NRA Members?

Journalism professor says he hopes for murder of NRA members' children
 
A journalism professor has said the hopes that if there is another mass shooting it takes the lives of children of the National Rifle Association.  First of all, how does he know that children of NRA members have not been killed in mass shootings?  The NRA membership is about one percent of the population of the United States so it would not seem unreasonable to think that NRA members or their children have already been killed in a mass shooting.
 
The National Rifle Association is the largest organization that trains police in the United States.  They also train members of the US military.  The sponsor competitive shooting matches for police, military and civilians all over the nation.  They help train Olympic athletes and give firearms safety classes to civilians and especially to children.
 
The National Rifle Association, Institutive for Legislative Action does lobby on gun rights issues.  They have steadfastly worked to find solutions for illegal gun violence problems.  They have called for greater school security and for better background checks.  The vast majority of gun control measures have proven to be ineffective.  The 13 mass shootings that have happened since President Obama has been in office were all in states like California with some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation, or in schools and theaters that advertise themselves as "gun free zones."  In a gun free zone, the only person with a gun, is the murder.  That does not seem fair, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Navy Yard Shooting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Navy_Yard_shooting

The Washington Navy Yard shooting was done by a criminal with a pump action shot gun.  They type of gun used by millions of Americans for hunting deer and many other animals.  He passed a background check because information about his mental illness was not in the system, and his two previous arrests for firearms offenses were never prosecuted, and therefore, not in the system.  He shot a security guard and took his handgun away and used it to kill more people. 

The shooting started at about 8:20 in the morning.  The first 911 calls happened at about 8:23.  By then several victims were already dead.  The first police arrived at about 8:29, but the criminal was still shooting victims.  He then shot one of the first police officers to arrive.  He engaged in a gun battle with police that lasted about 30 minutes before he was killed.

More gun control would not have saved anyone from this killer.  Only allowing the victims to carry guns for their own protection would have saved them.  This man killed eleven other people.  If only a few of them had been carrying guns, perhaps they could have stopped him.  These incidents happen in gun free zones all the time, because in gun free zones only the law abiding people are unarmed; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Free Trade

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4ab8c87a-1baf-11e3-94a3-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2emgNUYLp

France used to have a massive trade surplus and plenty of manufacturing jobs.  Not unlike the United States.  After decades of buying goods from Communist China and other places they have a trade deficit and have lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs.  Not unlike the United States.

France has realized this is a problem and they are taking steps to reverse the process.  They are planning on helping targeted industries to make better and newer products and help them export them.  They are also trying to protect some French industries.

Here in the United States we are continuing to negotiate free trade agreements with other countries.  All our free trade agreements have resulted in fewer American jobs and a higher trade deficit.  I support free trade, but our free trade agreements are seldom that.  They tend to be agreements to allow the other nation to protect their industry and steal our secrets, rather than real free trade agreements; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Two Armies

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/09/20/army-looks-to-mount-30mm-cannons-on-strykers.html?ESRC=eb.nl

The Army is concerned that the .50 caliber machine guns on some of its' armored vehicles are not powerful enough to do the job of blasting out Radical Muslims from hidden positions.  As a result they want to upgrade the Stryker fleet to use a 30mm cannon to explode them out.

The Army is always bouncing between two missions.  They want to be the ultra light, fast, nimble, air transportable, sleek, clean, swift, force that can go anywhere in the world in a couple days and deploy troops to fight any enemy.  They also want to the be the heavy, ponderous, invulnerable, massive unstoppable killing machine that sweeps everything from it's path.

The problem is that these two missions are mutually exclusive.  The Army that fought the Germans in WWII can't fight the Radical Muslims in Afghanistan.  A fast light Army can't stand up against a heavy opponent, but we don't have one right now.  The problem is that you can get an enemy like that pretty fast and there is no time to build, train and deploy tanks like we did in WWII.  So we really need two large Armies.  One for the little wars and a second one for the big wars.  Too bad under President Obama we don't even have one that can win a small war; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Arctic

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/16/us-russia-arctic-idUSBRE98F0VX20130916

Russia is opening a closed military base in the Arctic.  The old Soviet Union had a base there, but closed it when they had to cut back military spending after they fell from power.  The advent of global warming has made the northern passages more viable as the winters are shorting and less severe.

The United States since the end of the Cold War also has closed many military bases.  We have not opened any of the closed ones, even though we are at war.  We not only closed them but most were torn down or built over so they could never be re-opened in an emergency.

Russia is increasing their military spending.  Communist China is increasing their military spending.  North Korea and Iran are building nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.  Despite all this activity with our enemies, President Obama wants to take over our health system and spent billions of dollars doing it, all the while cutting national defense; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Navy

http://defense-update.com/20130907_45211.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=96272&utm_campaign=0

Syrian government forces use large numbers of tanks and BMP vehicles to fight the rebels.  They use them because they are effective and because they keep the casualties down.  Tanks get used up very quickly.  Tanks are heavy and their transmissions wear out fast, they have problems with the suspension and of course, they shoot up the ammunition.

The Russians are sending a Tank Landing Ship to Syria.  The ship can carry at least 20 tanks.  They can also carry other cargos, like tank parts and tank ammunition.  They can carry artillery and ammo, or surface to air missiles to keep out the Americans.

The United States in the meantime is cutting our navy and reducing the number of aircraft carriers we have that we can deploy to these kinds of crisis points.  President Obama has accelerated the decline of our great nation.  Great nations need to have powerful navies to enforce their will and aid their allies, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Clearance Problems

http://www.usasurvival.org/ck08.27.13.html

Bradley Manning was living as an open homosexual soldier before the removal of the don't ask, don't tell policy.  If he was doing this, why was he allowed a security clearance?  He was supposedly cruising homosexual bars and open with his co-workers that he was homosexual.  Clear violations of Army policy, yet he did not have his clearance removed and was not removed from the Army.

Homosexual soldiers have a long history in the US military and intelligence agencies as traitors.  They defected and passed on information to the Soviet Union and to our enemies in the War on Terror. Now that homosexuals are allowed to serve openly, they are responsible for the vast majority of the sexual assaults in the military.

The main stream media, of course, does not publish these important facts.  They constantly ignore any facts that don't forward the homosexual agenda.  They bemoan the sexual assaults in the military, but blame "men" giving the impression it's straight men harassing straight women.  Truth is seldom served by the main stream media; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Diaoyou Islands

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/China_warns_Japan_over_Diaoyu_Islands_comments_999.html

Japan has controlled the Diaoyu Islands for decades.  Now Communist China is warning Japan not to occupy these islands.  Communist China decided that these islands belong to them.  Communist China decided this once they started to build missiles to sink super-carriers, and started building and deploying their own aircraft carrier.

China has no right to these islands.  China wants these islands because they want the fishing rights, the territorial rights to these islands. These islands are only 110 miles from Taiwan.  Communist China also claims they own Taiwan.  The problem is that the Republic of China is not unoccupied and has a strong military.

China getting Japan to relinquish the Diaoyou Islands would send a message that Communist China is a power player in the ocean.  It would threaten both Japan and Taiwan.  As President Obama dithers about in the international arena our potential enemies are seeing his weakness as their opportunity.  As our budget and our economy languish, our enemies are spending more and more on defense, and even offensive weapons; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Putin Saves Obama

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2013/09/06/president-obama-and-the-red-line-on-syrias-chemical-weapons/?clsrd

President Obama said:  “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is when we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus.”  Note that he was concerned not only with the use of chemical weapons, but even that they might be moved around.

Now in true lead from behind fashion, the President has allowed the Russians to take the lead diplomatically and steal any thunder that he had as well as any credibility, on the issue of Syrian chemical weapons.  The United States policy of a "red line" that cannot be crossed has now become a Russian initiative to save the Syrian regime from any possible American attack.

It is President Putin who has showed leadership, resolve and strength in this crisis.  The Russians have helped their allies and not the United States.  Rather, President Obama has stood around and waited for someone to save him from himself.  He turned to the Congress for authorization once he realized that is attack was unpopular and when it looked like Congress was both not going to vote soon, nor vote in favor of a use of force, President Obama was saved by the Russians.  It looks like Putin saved two unpopular leaders in the Syrian crisis, Assad and Obama; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Tank Support Vehicle

 
 
 
 
I have been watching those Syrian Army tank videos.  It seems much of the fighting is in built up areas with large apartment blocks and a sniper or RPG potentially on every balcony and behind every wall.  The best weapon for the Syrian Army would seem to be a weapon similar to this Polish vehicle, shown in the first link, but not quite.  I think there is a market for a heavily armored tank type vehicle, with a giant, say 203mm, howitzer in a fully rotating turret, and that can carry 4 to 6 dismounts in the rear.
 
Their tactic seems to be drive up near the enemy, fire lots of tank rounds at them, and not long after return fire happens, drive away.  Then return later and start again.  I think if they had a much larger round to fire a massive HE round, in direct fire, and then a few dismounts per tank, they could smash the enemy and then hold the ground.
 
A tank does not have a large enough gun, or dismounts, but has enough armor.
An APC does not have a large enough gun or enough armor, but has dismounts.
A SPG has a large enough gun, but does not have dismounts or enough armor.
 
Put the three together and I think you have the ideal vehicle for city fighting.  The US Army has been doing a lot of city fighting, maybe we need one too; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Recall Freedom!

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2013/09/11/colorado-removes-gun-control-lawmakers-from-office/?subscriber=1

In a bid for freedom, citizens of Colorado kicked out two anti-gun legislators from office.  It's the first time ever that people have recalled legislators in Colorado and the law has been in effect for about 100 years.

Like so many laws today, when the people have a chance to vote they reject the issue.  People consistently vote against gun control.  They consistently vote against homosexual marriage.  Yet, despite this, legislators and judges often force these issues on the people. 

The ability to recall legislators, and judges is a highly underutilized method to restore freedom and democracy.  In California, the people consistently vote for the death penalty.  As a result, several supreme court judges were recalled a few years ago.  We got the death penalty back, but we need to recall more to send a real message, in every state; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh28XcnpzX4

Where were you September 11, 2001?

What were you doing?

How did you find out about the terrorist attacks in New York, and Washington, D.C.?

Did you or your agency do anything special after the attack? 

Air travel was stopped everywhere in the United States.  I live near three international airports.  There are planes over my home 24/7.  I went outside and looked at the sky and did not see any planes.  I took my daughter with me and showed her the sky without airplanes.

Radical Islam is still a great danger to the people of the Western World.  American police are on the front lines in the war on terror.  We have been for 12 years now with no end in sight.  I suspect we will be for the rest of my life.  Stay ready for the next attack.  Keep alert for the next bomb, sniper, active shooter, or anthrax attack.  You may prevent the next attack, you may interrupt the next attack, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Christian Persecution Begins at Home


http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/06/air-force-cracking-down-on-christians/

The US Air Force has fully embraced the Obama Administration idea of diversity.  Anyone who is white, male or Christian is automatically suspect and needs to be watched.  Anyone who holds traditional Christian believes needs to be removed from their post and punished.

The traditional view of homosexual behavior is that it is a sin.  That has always been the belief of Christians.  That was the belief of Jews before the coming of Christ.  As far back in American history, General George Washington kicked out a soldier for homosexual activity in the Continental Army.

When the Constitution was ratified, most states, including Massachusetts provided the death penalty for those who convicted of sodomy; all the states prohibited it by law.  Now to speak ill of those who do what was once a death penalty offence is now become an offense in and of itself.  Especially if you are a Christian; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Middle East Peace

http://www.christianpost.com/news/syria-needs-the-gospel-rather-than-missiles-104000/

The United States faces problems all over the world.  What is the solution to those problems?  Freedom.  Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and economic and political freedom.  The United States has done a poor job in the last 20 years of spreading freedom.

We have spent billions on goods from Red China, yet the average person there has little freedom, except economic freedom.  They are still political slaves to the Communist party.  They don't have any political freedom, or freedom of speech or freedom of religion. 

Iraq and Afghanistan were conquered by the United States.  Like Germany and Japan after WWII we could have rebuilt their nations with political, and religious freedom.  We failed to do that in those two Islamic nations, they remain intolerant and continue to prosecute religious minorities.  Now we are considering action against Syria.  Launching a few missiles won't change their behavior in the long term.  They need to be converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.  That will be the only long term way to bring peace there and to the rest of the Middle East; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Home Depot Has Been Redeemed

http://outbound3.afa.net/display.php?M=896535&C=b872a7b9fc025df4212891cd542019f5&S=1768&L=12&N=392

Some time ago, the American Family Association called for a boycott of Home Depot.  Home Depot was giving tens of thousands of dollars to homosexual groups who were doing political advocacy of homosexual causes.  Companies that take a side in the culture war run the risk of offending patrons when the company is supporting a fringe group.

Since homosexuals make up less than 1% of the population and Christians make up over 70% of the population a wise businessman will try and sell products that cater to the larger group.  The Bible condemns homosexual behavior in both the Old and New Testament.  In many parts of the United States homosexual behavior is actually illegal.  Despite President Obama, same sex "marriage" has never been voted into being by a vote of the people, it has always been forced on people by legislatures, executives and judges that have bought into the lies of the homosexual lobby.  Same sex "marriage" has been voted down over three dozen times when the people are allowed to vote on it.

Now Home Depot has decided to stand with the over 700,000 people who signed petitions against their pro-homosexual practices.  As a result, the American Family Association has suspended their boycott of Home Depot.  Thank you Home Depot for deciding to stand for traditional American and Christian values; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Police Harrassment

http://washingtonexaminer.com/warning-d.c.-cops-under-orders-to-arrest-tourists-with-empty-bullet-casings/article/2535216

Those who rule Washington D.C. don't care about the people or the Constitution.  They care about what they want.  The courts overturned the law that D.C. had passed that prevented people from exercising their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.  As a result, the District lawmakers have enacted an array of laws designed to do just that anyway.

One law makes any component of ammunition illegal to posses in reach, unless you hold a D.C. issued weapons permit.  So an empty shell casing is illegal if it's in your car ash tray.  An empty shell casing might be a choking hazard if you swallowed one, but otherwise it's as safe as a pencil eraser.  Already tourists have been arrested under this law.

In a further affront to the Constitution, D.C. police have been told not to arrest people who live in D.C. and have a permit to carry a gun, if they violate this law.  There is a little thing called, equal protection under the law.  People in D.C. should be treated the same way.  There should be no exceptions.  Either having shell casings is dangerous or it is not dangerous.  The District is simply using this as a way to harass law abiding citizens from other states; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Friday, September 6, 2013

President Obama & War

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/hesitation-delay-and-unreliability_752788.html?page=1

President Obama recently said, "“We’ve ended one war in Iraq,” ... “We’re ending another in Afghanistan."  Note that he did not say we won the war in Iraq or that we are winning the War in Afghanistan.  There is no substitute for victory.

My company commander in the Army used to have a poster on the wall.  It said, "There is no excuse, but death."  The only excuse soldiers can use that the failed to win the war is that they failed despite giving their lives to achieve victory.

President Obama is giving the lives of young Americans and yet has no intention of achieving victory.  I remember when we lost the Viet Nam war.  I remember when we lost the Iraq war.  President Obama will preside over our loose of the Afghanistan War and perhaps even a war in Syria.  If the United States is not serious about winning, then we should not get involved; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Death Penalty

There are many criminals who commit terrible crimes and then serve out sentences of 20, 25 and even 30 years in prison.  They sit on death row and never get executed.  They have been sentenced and yet despite the judge and jury making that decision, they don't get executed.

Time and again the American people have voted in favor of the death penalty for many types of crimes.  Time and again legislatures have added the death penalty for particularly evil acts.  Some of the crimes that are done are so horrible that even death seems an inadequate punishment. 

The death penalty, no sex marriage, term limits,  are a few of the major political issues that the vast majority of people vote for and yet are unable to see happen.  Far too many of our judges and elected officials think they are smarter, and more enlightened than the rest of us and they give us what they think we need, rather that what we want.  Funny how they live in a democracy, but don't believe in practicing it; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Syria

The President warned Syria that if they crossed the RED LINE of using chemical weapons that they would face a possible US led attack.  On the day that he made that determination, he should have gone to the military and told them what he expected such an attack to accomplish.  Then he should have directed them to plan that attack and keep the forces needed clear and ready to accomplish that goal.

The President should then have gone to the Secretary of State and told him to line up our allies so they would be ready should we need to conduct an attack.  He should have convinced other, more hostile nations, that it would be in their best interest to avoid involvement.  So that if the day came that an attack by the USA was needed, then diplomacy would be done and we would be ready.

The day that the President was convinced that the Syrian government had violated the RED LINE he should have ordered the attack to happen immediately.  Rather than do all this, the President has dithered about and been unable to gather our allies or scare off our enemies.  The Syrians are taking countermeasures and waging a public relations war against us.  After all this if we attack or not we look weak, foolish and indecisive.  While there may be a case for punishing the Syrian government, launching a few cruise missiles against air defenses or command centers is not going to punish them, nor accomplish any significant American national interest; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Just Do It

 
All of the arguments against homosexual marriage will fall on deaf ears when they go before judges.  The judges who hear these cases have already determined the outcome, it's just a matter of waiting for the right case to come along.  The specifics of the law or of the arguments are irrelevant to them.  Just as President Obama ignores the DOMA and other laws as he pleases, without any repercussions, these judges will ignore precedent and the law and do what they want.
 
We have already lost on homosexual marriage, even a large number of Christians don't see any harm in it.  The battleground has moved on.  The media is getting us ready to accept polygamy, marriage of children and incest.  They do this by having television shows about these behaviors.  They do this by providing positive stories about people living this way now.
 
A case in Germany of an adult man marrying his adult sister resulting in his going to prison for three years.  They have four children together and two are disabled.  They claim it's all about the "Love."  The same thing the homosexuals claim.  The same thing the child molesters claim, they now call it "intergenerational love."  When you remove the Biblical standard for marriage you replace it with the Nike standard; "Just do it;" that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Submarines

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/08/28/navy-wants-to-grow-virginia-class-sub-fleet.html?ESRC=eb.nl

The US Navy wants to grow it's force of Virginia class nuclear submarines to replace it's retiring Los Angeles class subs.  I am certain that the US Navy needs more submarines.  They are very useful when attacking with cruise missiles, torpedoes and inserting SEAL teams. 

I do have some concerns about these new submarines.  I would suggest a few modifications to a few of the submarines.  While the Navy likes to have ships that can do everything, a ship that does many things often is not optimized for any one of those actions.  I think we should manufacture several of these subs, perhaps as many as four, specifically for SEAL team operations.  They should even be able to land as many as a couple hundred Marines for raids or as the vanguard to a more general amphibious operation.

A certain proportion of them should be outfitted specifically as ship killers.  They should be designed to fire a very large and powerful conventional torpedo that will sink the largest ships in the world with one hit.  A supertanker, a Communist Chinese aircraft carrier, or other large vessel would be very hard to kill with one conventional torpedo and our submarines should not have to fire more than one to get a hit and a kill; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Syria

http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE97S10U20130829

Syria is at war fighting against radical Islamists.  The United States is at war fighting against radical Islamists.  It seems to me that rather than threatening to attack Syria we should be trying to get them to come over to our side.  Syria is not a friend of the United States.  Communist China is not a friend of the United States either, but we work with them and trade with them.

Rather than open another war, the US would be better off using diplomacy to try and get Syria to give up their chemical weapons.  The Syrians are allied with Russia.  The United States does not need to antagonize Russia over Syrian use of chemical weapons.  The Russians are moving ships into position in the coast near Syria.

Does President Obama think that the Russians will just sit by and allow us to attack Syria?  What do we do if we launch cruise missiles and the Russians shoot them down?  What do we do if the Russians jam the missiles or warn the Syrians?  Does President Obama miss the Cold War so much that he wants to return to it?  President Obama has already lost the War in Iraq, and is likely to lose the War in Afghanistan.  Does he want to add another list of lost wars?  He does seem about to do just that; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.