Archive for May, 2015



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Whose Fault?

Posted: May 26, 2015 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Mideast Madness

Drewm writes, persuasively, about the problems with the Iraqi army, but I think one part of what he quotes of Max Boot is actually the real problem.,

I agree on this with Mr. Boot, with the exception of what I crossed out. I might be wrong about that, but it’s not important to my point so I don’t feel like arguing it.

Iraqi soldiers today are badly trained, badly led, badly supplied, badly motivated.


I disagree that they are ‘badly supplied”, unless he’s talking about not enough ammo, I’m not in any position to know that, especially as I don’t trust Iraqi soldiers to tell the truth about that, but they’ve been abandoning stuff I would give my left nut to get. Who doesn’t want a Bradley with a 25mm Bushmaster or a HmmmmmmvWVVvvv with a Ma Duece?

But my point is that whenever we see vid of Iraqi soldiers “attacking”, they do not look like military at all, they look like every other Arab army in the world.

Some idiot has a belt-fed weapon that he’s firing from the hip and the rest just sort of stick their weapons out, fire a few unaimed shots, duck behind something, fire wildly again then duck back while the idiot with the belt-fed weapon (that I badly want) fires it from the hip looking as if any passing birds or Allah has more to worry about than the enemy.

I always wonder how many of them die from the backblast from the LAWs we’ve given them because the idiots firing them are, well, ill-trained fools who have too little training to be professional about the business. I bet it’s a non-trivial number.

The men are not trained, they’re “trained”. The trainers and trainees go through the motions (cargo cult thinking) but do not understand or even care about the underlying purpose of the training.

Arab armies are not well led as well as not well-trained.

They’re top-down organizations. All the orders come from the top and you need to follow those exactly. Junior officers are not supposed to show any initiative whatsoever. Sergeants are less non-commissioned officers than peons who are supposed to not think.

I would not be too surprised if they actually had some well-trained folks (the ones we train that are then supposed to train the rest), but I would put up a Texas or AZ Boy Scout troop up against them any day. Hell, at age 11 Audie Murphy and Alvin York would have gone through a company of them like a buzz-saw through rotten spit.

What Drewm got absolutely right was that the venal assholes Bush and Co. pushed into leadership positions were not ready for it.

But look at it this way, if we had left Germany shortly after WWII, Russia would have owned all of Europe or the Nazis would have made a come-back.

In today’s exciting episode, Iran is playing the part of Russia and Saudi jihadis are playing the part of Nazis and we’re playing the part of Wilson after WWI.

Religious Enclave

Posted: May 25, 2015 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah

This is hilarious.

The world’s first vegan mini-mall in Portland, Oregon.

Okay, that’s just sorta funny, but if you actually clicked links and read stories, you would see the bit about the vegan tattoo parlor.

Wilson told the Times that when he opened the shop a decade ago, there weren’t too many people looking for a vegan tattoo parlor. Now, he often finds himself tattooing pieces that showcase a client’s dedication to the lifestyle.

Heh. Heh I say.


High Praise! to Harvey for finding this.

Hard time, I hope.

But probably not, the DOJ is going to add fuel to the fire….investigate Cleveland police while not investigating Baltimore rioters.

A Scourge

Posted: May 23, 2015 by veeshir in Nanny State, PEBKAC

On our nation, the no-knock raid.

If you cannot write on the warrant that the suspect is “better off dead”, then you should not be able to do it.


In today’s exciting episode, the police in Habersham County, Georgia were tactical operators operating tactically against

A 19-month-old boy critically injured when a police device was tossed into his bed

Not in the house? The guy they were after.

Also in the room, sisters, ages 3, 5, and 7.

Why were they home-invading?

Hours after a confidential informant said he bought methamphetamine


The war on (some) drugs strikes again! No matter how many drugs you make illegal, people will figure out new says to get high. It’s funny, when I was younger everybody knew that Prohibition was a failure, so what to do? Prohibit different intoxicants!!!!!!

They say they used military tactics in a decidedly posse incomitatus manner because

Terrell said that during a prior arrest on drug charges, investigators discovered Thometheva had weapons, including an AK-47.

Wait, he was arrested before and didn’t open fire? So why the fuck did you use military tactics this time?

I know, because you have all that tactical operations gear and hey, gotta flashbang somebody.


So how do the stormtroopers feel?

Darby said all officers are upset about the incident.

Awww, poor stormtroopers are all upset and shit about it.

I’m sure the baby feels the same way.

Bou Bou is now in a medically induced coma

Oh, maybe not.

What’s a cop who just put a toddler in intensive care to say?

The sheriff’s department called the incident a “terrible accident” but said the unit followed raid protocol.

Yeah, fuck you. You’d think they might rethink their “protocol”. You’d be wrong.

Since we’re in this end of civilization, you know there’s insult to add to the injury.

The family doesn’t have insurance. A family friend has set up a fund to help pay for Bou Bou’s medical treatment.

Wait, they have to pay for the medical care after these asshole tactical operators operated tactically at the wrong house and threw a grenade a baby?



I’ll end on an unrelated, you think I’,m an idiot, way.

The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

Yeah, and if you believe that I have a bridge for sale.


Drudge tweets


Check out the Paulbots, like this one




For "Ron" Read "Rand"

For “Ron” Read “Rand”


If 2016 is going to be as funny as 2008 that’s a good start.

Friday Funnies

Posted: May 22, 2015 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, Teh Funneh

Not into the endy today, so how about just some funny?

First up, a Hillaryous poser.

hillary!potus or prison

You make the call!

Some funny that’s utterly unsurprising.

 FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act,

PETA is upset about people abusing sheep in Australia. No, orally aurally not anally.

The basis for the concerns was the rights of the animals, that they might have been harassed by viewing things they shouldn’t have seen or verbal abuse by people using bad language,”

Images of ovine rape and sexual innuendo? No!

The allegation was that bad language was used by an employee on the property in front of the sheep, and that they could have been offended by the use of bad language.”


A conundrum

“I’m not sure all animals can understand different dialects,” she said.

The best response? Glad you asked.

I can’t find it, but Tim Blair quotes

For Ken Turner, who operates Boorungie Station, the obvious answer to the quandary was to ask the sheep themselves to corroborate the evidence.

The shear terror of the event has the lambs silent though.


Yeah, I know, they’re both sorta endy, how often do I have to tell you , you don’t get the funny without the endy?

Well, except for these.

GStar GTrek garden gnomes!

Guy/crewman #6

Guy/crewman #6

I really need a garden.

Men and women are different.


Got the Gnomes from GDavid Thompson, who also has a link to a calculator museum.

Not a very good museum though, not enough HPs and too many of the inferior TIs.