I’m not a big fan of conventional wisdom, I rarely believe it and it makes people act all smug.
So let’s see if I can accurately characterize some CWs. I’m all excited.
First, Chinese are very smart and they’ll beat us technologically.
Now, I am not going to argue whether or not Chinese people are smarter than whitey or not, I don’t care. I will say that communism has an affect on how it plays out. In a post about free speech under assaut, Michael Ledeen notes this.
Citizens and subjects of such places are not at all like Americans; they learn habits of mind and mouth that are quite different from ours. They learn to be silent about any subject that could arouse the displeasure of the thought police, and they learn to speak in code, using words to mean things very different from their dictionary meanings. If they are unhappy with their lot or see ways things could be improved, they don’t dare reveal their true feelings openly and explicitly.
That means they can’t think their way to new ideas, because creativity requires trial and error; it needs open criticism, it relishes the destruction of bad ideas.
Add in that if you do perform some bit of excellence, the commie higher than you will steal it and make your life hell for the sin of trying to be better than everybody else and you have a society that cannot do anything but attempt to steal stuff from America, and commies can’t even do that competently. Check out the Sabre and the MiG 15, the commie Russians stole the design from us and our jet still had a 10-1 kill ratio in Korea. Commies make shitty stuff.
Which leads us to this, according to Time (blog link, no linky for Minitrue outlets if I can help it) the Chinese are saying that their CW is that they’ll win their Short Victorious War against Japan in short order.
First, the troops that go into the battle must be well-trained, elite troops. Second, the troops must have precision strike capabilities. Once surface targets or air targets are chosen, the troops must be able to hit those targets immediately and precisely. Good planning also refers to accurately grasping the enemy’s situation, especially its operational (troop and ship) dispositions.
Yeah, because commies are always known for their precision and training. Cripes, I’d bet a dollar that Americans who own Sigs only fired more ammo at the range last year than the entire Chinese army. (That doesn’t count bullets shot at recalcitrant peasants, only training ammo). Commies think that giving a speech is more important than teaching them to shoot.
A few days ago I wrote a post about being bored saying something like, “Chinese commies being aggressive and acting all “What” while buying off the Dems to look the other way. I didn’t look too hard for the last part, because it’s what I think should be CW but our fine, lefty betters would rather we not know.
A four-year FBI investigation into the transfer of classified weapons technology to China and other countries from NASA’s Ames Research Center is being stonewalled by government officials,
Now, the CW, as breathlessly relayed by Minitrue, is that sequestration is going to KILL US ALL!!!!!!!!
The sequestration scares are the ultimate example of the Washington Wink-Wink: Politicos from both parties warn of imminent disaster if the federal budget is “cut” even though they know government spending will be higher in 2013 regardless if the sequestration “cuts” are implemented.
Eggs-fucking-zactly. The “cuts’ are actually just a minor slowing of the growth. Veeshir’s Veerless Vrediction on that? Another continuing spending $trillions resolution that’s totally not a budget, so those things aren’t earmarks and everybody can ignore the fact that it’s a bloated wet kiss to political operatives and hookers.
I have a shitload of links I wanted to do today, but maybe I’ll get bored later, so I’ll end on awesome instead of CW.
This is actually amusing on a few levels. Recall that a few weeks ago I wrote McCain a letter saying, “Don’t work with Obama to take my guns” and he replied with, “Thanks for writing, I intend to work with Obama to take your guns.”
So here we have another unhappy constituent whose representative was unresponsive to her concerns.
So this woman, Rev Fullbright (obviously no relation to the scholarship) and her hubby moved to Wyoming and she wrote her representative a letter saying that they better stop that fracking and start taking away guns or she’s moving back whence she come!!!!!!!
So Hans Hunt who, looking at his picture, appears to be new to politics made a rookie mistake, he was honest.
Rev. Fulbright,I’ll be blunt. If you don’t like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We, who have been here a very long time (I am proudly 4th generation) are quite proud of our independent heritage. I don’t expect a “mass exodus” from our state just because we’re standing up for our rights. As to your comments on fracking, I would point out that you’re basing your statement on “dangers” that have not been scientifically founded or proved as of yet.It offends me to no end when liberal out-of-staters such as yourself move into Wyoming, trying to get away from where they came from, and then pompously demand that Wyoming conform to their way of thinking. We are, and will continue to be, a state which stands a head above the rest in terms of economic security. Our ability to do that is, in large part, to our “live and let live” mentality when it comes to allowing economic development, and limiting government oversight. So, to conclude, if you’re so worried about what our legislature is working on, then go back home.
I’m working on a trade. Do you think Wyoming knows about McCain? Will I have to throw in Sheriff Joe or could I get away with just Babeu? (Joe’s minime). On the plus side, I finally put something in the GOP Win! category.
And the last, I love this, I’m pretty depressed I don’t have $650 in disposable cash laying around (my birthday is next mont….crap, I forgot we don’t have a fucking tip jar), but I know a bunch of you love sharp, pointy things.
Recall a couple, three years ago when everybody was all excited about the 1911 Knife, with 1911 grips it takes a 1911 mag in the handle.
Well guess what? They’re taking orders and supposedly shipping soon. (link added much later cuz I’m an idiot)
he 1911 Combat Survivor package includes the following:
- 1911 Combat Knife
- Combat Master Sheath from SPEC-OPS
- Extra 1911 mag.
- Survivor clip: door of the compartment is a diamond hone for sharpening, a Leatherman Micro, magnesium and flint fire starter, needle for sewing, a length of synthetic sinew for snares, fishing, sewing, a bow string etc. and fish hooks. It has capacity for a .45 round and a flashlight is attached to the lanyard
- Certificate of Authentification
My buddy has number 11, I’m so fucking jealous. He’s dropping the price and giving free shipping for the first hundred he says.