Tuesday, August 23, 2016

US takes casualties in Helmand fighting | The Long War Journal

US takes casualties in Helmand fighting | The Long War Journal

Ronald Reagan: 'How to Stay Fit: The President's Personal Exercise Program'

Ronald Reagan: 'How to Stay Fit: The President's Personal Exercise Program': In 1983, Ronald Reagan wrote an article for PARADE about his fitness routine. Read the article.-



How Reagan dispelled rumors on his health.  Clinton's certainly not the first to be questioned on it. They dogged Reagan throughout his elections and Presidency.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Another Bicyclist Killed In Chicago, This Time In Garfield Park Hit And Run

Another Bicyclist Killed In Chicago, This Time In Garfield Park Hit And Run: Police released a photo of white van suspected in the 10:19 p.m. Wednesday crash.



Riding a bike in Chicago's never strike me as a wise thing to do.  Last time I did was twenty years ago.  Hit a pothole and went head over handle bars at Fullerton and Larmie.  Haven't done it since.  I'll stick with the back roads west of Rt 47 or Wisconsin's Door County.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Roger L. Simon: Game Changer? Trump Makes a Play for the Black Vote

I thought Trump's West Bend speech long over due for just this reason Roger cites here.
If you thought the mainstream media has been coming down a bit hard on Donald Trump of late, you haven't seen anything yet.
In his speech Tuesday night the businessman had the temerity to hit them where they really live by going where no Republican on a presidential level has dared to go before. He declared aloud what almost everyone secretly knows, that the horrifying condition of black people in urban America is at least partly, probably largely, the fault of the media's darling, the Democratic Party. Their failed liberal policies and exploitation of blacks have been making things worse for African-Americans for decades.
Trump is right, of course. And under Obama and Clinton, the carnage has only reached new levels with people shooting each other in the streets of Chicago and Baltimore as if they were the suburbs of Raqqa.
Pushing the envelope further, the businessman made an overt pitch to black voters to come over to him for the sake of their own communities, to make their lives better by breaking the stranglehold the Democrats have had on African-Americans.
Trump didn't just pitch for the African American vote.  He pitched what Simon correctly notes what almost everyone secretly knows.  Progressives have laid waste to many communities with Blacks taking the biggest hits.

A massive build-up of Russian forces is under way in Crimea and the border with Ukraine


Kurdish Peshmerga forces heavily bombarded the bases of the Islamic State (ISIS) earlier today east of Mosul city.


Woodward: ‘God Knows’ What Is in FBI Notes, Clinton Has Habit of Secrecy

Woodward: ‘God Knows’ What Is in FBI Notes, Clinton Has Habit of Secrecy

Friday, August 12, 2016

ISW: Russian military build-up in and around Ukraine. Including S-400 today.


Qassem Soleimani to play “major role” in Mosul operations | The Long War Journal

Qassem Soleimani to play “major role” in Mosul operations | The Long War Journal




And....

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Second City Cop's Final Video Review

Probably the best analysis you'll read is here from SCC. CPD's gotta problem,
While the most serious violations are Departmental in nature and not criminal, that isn't going to save certain members from administrative action. What we have seen here, we consider a monumental failure in training and preparing officers for street duty. Leaving aside the violation of General Orders we outlined in the past few days, in what world is this tactically sound?

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Lieutenant General Sean MacFar

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Lieutenant General Sean MacFar: CAPTAIN JEFF DAVIS: OK, good morning. General, I want to make sure you can hear us and we can hear you.GEN. MACFARLAND: I can hear you.CAPT DAVIS: OK. And Tom, if we can have just a tiny bit more