Day by Day

Saturday, February 06, 2016

I still like Carly

Even though she's been relegated to the back bench at the debates.  Which is a load of hogwash, if you ask me.  I'd rather have her on stage than Kasich or Bush.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Grrrr

So, I was going to stop by the RoK meetup in Wisconsin.  It had been canceled because Roosh couldn't promise the safety and security of the attendees.  The local news just ran a story that says "Pro-Rape Meeting Canceled".

Yeah, tell me there's no liberal media.  That's the kind of thing that makes my blood boil.

The Left is racist, example 2,548,191

Rubio and Cruz aren't really Latino, says the NYT.

The link goes to Ace of Spades HQ, so it's safe to click.  But just like when the Left tried to paint George Zimmerman as a "White Hispanic", and oh, about every black conservative being told that they're not really black, the Left cannot prevent itself from demanding that minorities perform actions based on the color of their skin.

The Party of Slavery never really dropped their racist roots, and it shows.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Military overspending

Hey, I wonder who many more troops we could have in the force if we eliminated some of the BILLIONS of dollars of fraud and waste?

Waste at the Pentagon is nothing new. But recent revelations suggest that it may be reaching historic levels. 
The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction has uncovered scandal after scandal involving U.S. aid to that country, including the creation of private villas for a small number of personnel working for a Pentagon economic development initiative and a series of costly facilities that were never or barely used. An analysis by ProPublica puts the price tag for wasteful and misguided expenditures in Afghanistan at $17 billion, a figure that is higher than the GDP of 80 nations.

I'm one of the first people who will jump up and defend military spending, but that means I have to be one of the first to jump up and demand that the money being spend in the military gets spent properly.  I've been in several positions where I had financial liability for several projects, and if there were a discrepancy, the Army would hunt me down and take it out of my paycheck.  So I made damn sure I knew where every single penny went.  There was no fraud.  There were no discrepancies.  I think that if we started hitting the people committing the fraud in their pocketbook (as well as some jail time) that fraud would end rather quickly.

But that would mean that when people commit fraud, they get punished.  And since the VA can't even stick to the punishment for the people who jacked $400k from them, I don't see that happening any time soon.

Although Kimberly Graves and Diana Rubens are excellent reasons why the VA needs to be dismantled and turned over to a private company.

Got nailed with snow yesterday

And I loved every last minute of it, even the shoveling.


Monday, February 01, 2016

Cruz wins Iowa

This makes me happy.  However, in 2012 Santorum squeaked out a win in Iowa, and was never heard from again.

So I'm also a bit worried.

Yes, Cruz is my guy.  I hope he continues to do well.