Benghazi (to the tune of “Ohio” as performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) The compound is under fire No place for them to flee No answer to their wire Four dead in Benghazi Gotta get weapons Gotta get boots on the ground Should have been done long ago Why were we sent here With [...]
[Thanks to the links from Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds), Chaos Manor (Jerry Pournelle), and John C. Wright's Journal (John C. Wright -- what, you were expecting Karl Rove?). In fact, if you follow the link below to my 2008 post, you'll see that I first read the poem over at Jerry Pournelle's blog, Chaos Manor.] I posted this poem [...]
From conservative-mole-within-State, Diplomad: In the late-1990s, I was working in State’s Political-Military Bureau in Washington. One of our duties was to work with the Pentagon planning and executing “noncombatant evacuation operations” (NEOs) in countries where the security situation had gone belly up. We had the job of getting our people out of harm’s way. This [...]
Robert Vacca wrote his work The Coming Dark Age back in the eco-70s. His basic premise was that our technological and logistical infrastructure was becoming so complex and inter-dependent that a major failure somewhere would trigger a domino effect, causing civilization to grind to a halt. Vacca underestimated the ability of complex systems — particularly [...]
Yeah, I’m back blogging, a bit at a time. The San Diego City Council, having passed one of those lame anti-Walmart superstore ordinances, is now having to backtrack after Walmart managed to get over 50,000 petition signatures in less that three weeks to put the ordinance to an actual public vote: The ordinance approved in [...]
You must have known that our favorite Taiwanese news animators would chime in quickly. ..bruce w..
For those wondering, here’s some information on the singer’s reference to “2257″. Hat tip to Paul Chesser over at the American Spectator blog.
[Instalanche™ in progress; thanks to Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit for the link!] It’s pretty hard to read this as anything but pure vindictiveness and intimidation on the part of the Transportation Security Agency: The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, 31, the Oceanside man who was ejected from the San Diego International [...]