Archive for 26 Nov 2012

Lack of Posts…

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 in Uncategorized

…are due to me being sick.

I’ve been sick since Thanksgiving. Started out sneezing my ass off all night and then coughing. The aches and pains came along shortly afterwards and then the sore throat.
Pretty crappy weekend for that. Stayed home today. I should be able to go to work tomorrow. My posts will pick up as I feel better.

At least I got to see my brother before he ships out.
I’m not saying where, or the unit. He’s going to be gone for a while and it sucks. I’ll say where he is in a later post when it’s not an OPSEC (operational security) issue.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

…and their experiment in ‘diversity’ seems to be hitting a wall.
Women in the infantry is a bad idea.
Here’s what’s happened so far:
Few female Marines step forward for infantry
By Kristina Wong

Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps‘ Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September.

Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course — a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance.

Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said.

The research effort was launched after the Pentagon opened to women more than 14,000 jobs that could place them closer to front lines and combat.

The Marine Corps wants to test at least 90 more women in the course before making any decision about women serving in infantry roles, the spokesman said.

Getting 90 more female volunteers may be difficult. About 125 female officers each year enter the Basic School, a prerequisite and candidate pool for the Infantry Officer Course, the spokesman said.

Since September, women in every new class of the Basic School have been given the opportunity to volunteer for the Infantry Officer Course, and they will continue to be offered the chance, he said.



…here’s today’s reading list.

Elections (They have Consequences).


PRAVDA: Obama ‘re-elected by illiterate society’…

Texas secession bumper stickers abound after petitions…

White House: Fiscal cliff standoff could slow holiday sales…

Republicans warn of shutdown over filibuster…

’Shut Up, Grandpa’

The GOP’s California Lesson

Learning the Hard Way


Why ‘Obamacare’s Critics Refuse to Give Up’

Are we really facing a regulatory onslaught in Obama’s second term? (Hint: Yes.)

A Physician’s New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law

NYT: Obama administration hurried to draft rulebook governing drone strikes in case Romney won the election

Let’s Party Hard, Bahrain! Andrew W.K. Named State Department’s Cultural Ambassador To Middle East

The Anti-Democratic Party




Guns/Gun Rights




Middle East/Muslim/Islam/Jihad/Douche bags


What Freedom?