February 25, 2010

Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly is on Fox News right now and looking HOT and almost making the healthcare summit somewhat palatable.  (I was almost able to swallow bacck my vomit.)

Update:  One of the better parts.  Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V_kSMKKZFw&feature=player_embedded#

February 23, 2010

The Swiss, Guns, Genocide, and the right to defend oneself.

'Nuff Said.......

The Progressive Nanny State and Murder for the Greater Good

Story:  The Chemist's War

I titled this post The Progressive Nanny State and Murder for the Greater Good, though provocative and some may say inflammatory for good reason.  The above linked article is illustrative of what government can and did do "For the Greater Good".  Post WWI was the start of "Progressive thinking in the united states.  We saw laws and policies that clearly violated individual rights for the "greater good" such as Federal gun control laws, welfare programs, as well as Prohibition.  No matter what the intention of these laws and policies were, the bottom line is, death to individuals, by the hand of the government action.  In this case the U.S Government Intentionally poisoned Industrial Alcohol supplies because it became frustrated with it's ineffective enforcement of alcohol sale and distribution, resulting in the death of thousands of people.

"Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols manufactured in the United States, products regularly stolen by bootleggers and resold as drinkable spirits. The idea was to scare people into giving up illicit drinking. Instead, by the time Prohibition ended in 1933, the federal poisoning program, by some estimates, had killed at least 10,000 people."

This is what happens when one suffers from "Group Think".  The individual is not targeted for his individual drunkard behavior, the group was targeted, the inanimate object blamed.  This is the typical convoluted logic the progressives use. Prohibition, though it was technically legal, had a total disregard for individual rights and was and is totally immoral.  10,000 poisoned and add in how many more individual ancillary deaths for a law that was eventually repealed? (Yeah that sound like it worked out just fine........< sarcasm>)

I guess it is OK to murder if you are the government and frustrated and it is for the "Greater Good". 

Found at sondrak .

February 22, 2010

For JB

Deep secrets: Former cold war agent gagged by the CIA

Interesting story regarding the Cold War "Uber" secret recovery of a Soviet Golf submarine in the Pacific.

Story: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7034913.ece

"David Sharp recalls every detail of the 1974 mission known as Project Azorian, one of the most ambitious, expensive and politically volatile clandestine operations launched by the CIA.

As one of the CIA’s agents in charge of recovering a sunken Soviet submarine and its cargo of nuclear-tipped missiles, Sharp spent 63 days at sea on what he described last week as a “marvellous engineering effort and a marvellous security effort to keep it under wraps”. "

As an interesting side note, after reading Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage a few years back,  I remembered reading as a kid an illustrated science encyclopedia about Howard Hughes mining manganese nodules from the ocean floor.  Blind Man's Bluff is a great book an definitely on my recommended reading list.