Lashing Out At Mattis And Kelly, Trump Says "Failed Generals" Need To Stop Complaining
Our professional warriors cannot rid themselves of their Cold War mentalities even nearly 30 years after the end of the Cold War. Bush, pere, Clinton, Bush, fils, and Obama all wore blinders when it came to America as the World's Policeman. We do not need to be nor, should we be, the World's Policeman. Bush, pere, interfered in a Middle East issue after Iraq invaded Kuwait. Clinton interfered in a European issue in Yugoslavia, Bush, fils, interfered in Middle and Near East issues in Iraq, and Afghanistan, Obama just could not get enough interfering pretty much everywhere for no apparent reason and with no rhyme nor reason.
These issues should have been addressed by the nations in the region. Why the US had to fight a Middle East war to "free" the unfree peoples of Kuwait from Iraq, only to return them to the authoritarian rulers of Kuwait is beyond me. Frankly, it is anti-American to its core. If we fight, the peoples must end up free. There is no other acceptable American outcome.
Why Europe and the European allies in NATO could not fight in Yugoslavia is unclear. But what is clear is they had neither the moral compunction nor the desire to expend the treasure to fight a war in Yugoslavia no matter how much ethnic cleansing was occurring. They would rather let the US pay the freight, and send warriors.
Bush, fils, and Obama followed this same roadmap to their foreign policy failures with Obama incompetently following it time after time resulting in the world sliding from relative stability into an unstable mess. Obama was always the dandy well pressed and creased but empty suit.
For the first time in decades, Trump has decided that if regional powers want to fight a war, so be it but Americans will not send our troops to fight on behalf of others.
This will require that Isreal, the House of Saud, and other regional powers work together, build alliances and if necessary, fight wars together to stop regional threats. The USA may still be willing to provide technical, and matériel assistance. This is a policy we should have been pursuing since 1990 but foolishly have not.
Trump's policy is an important and necessary advancement in how the US will work with our allies. They need to get used to it because it is here to stay.
Trump will be the American President to get America out of the World Police business; it is about time!
Obama was given the only Affirmative action Nobel Peace Prize. Trump deserves one for his work in each of Korea, China, Russia, and this Syrian disengagement yet he will receive none. On the other hand, were he to receive one, he should reject it as a worthless piffle selected by a stable of horses-asses.
"I Had To Quit For My Sanity": Teachers Resigning At Highest Rate Ever Recorded
"Public education budgets are down at least 7% from 2009 levels in at least 12 states, adjusting for inflation, according to the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - which analyzed census data. Meanwhile, teacher pay is now 5% lower than it was in 2009 according to data from the National Education Association - the largest teachers union in the country."
Frankly, with the quality of the education student receives, the teachers should be paying the student.
We need education reform, but that will have to wait for the new economic model. The education model must be designed to help the student fit the economic model, and we don't yet understand the new economic model. Progressives are to blame once again as they stand athwart progress toward the new economic and educational models shouting, Stop!
Something has to break and soon, or we will lose an entire generation to the predations of the progressive SJW wackjobs and their malign desires to destroy liberty and replace it with authoritarian socialism.
We must win this culture war or face the consequences of new authoritarian feudalism descending upon the world.
Elizabeth Warren Announces Plans For Presidential Run
The progressives are incredibly out-of-touch!
The problem facing the middle class is the fact that the progressives will not let the progressive socio-economic model finally end and be replaced with a new model.
Las Vegas manicurist killed trying to stop customer who didn't pay
It worked out so well in the Blues Brothers how could it not in real life. But then when life imitates art, it usually does so as tragedy or tragi-farce, not as comedy.
My condolences go to the victim's family and friends.
Recommendations for the criminal: time to find a book or two on surviving prison, you are headed there and for a very long time.
The House that Jack Built - Kids Story
China says it is 'ready to work with US'
On the other hand, China is riding itself of pesky foreigners living and working in China. This is a very bad sign, one which would seem to point more towards war than peace.
It seems that China feels pressed into behaving responsibly something it has been loath to do since Obama took office. I am uncomfortable with the new changes in China. The unwarranted tit for tat arrests of westerners, the steady drumbeat to eliminate westerners from Chinese society, and similar issues all point to a CCP which has realized that it is cornered by its economic growth limitations. Xi has few choices at this point but the two most prominent are: 1. get rid of foreigners, create a foreign enemy, dig in and ultimately become belligerent to the point of war. 2. Cooperate with the West, reform the CCP desire to become the Asian hegemon, and rebuild China by introducing increasing liberty, Westernization, and reforming its import trade restrictions.
The first is happening; the second is being actively blocked. Xi speaks about cooperation, but talk is cheap. Xi is acting to dig in. It is likely he will act to appear to cooperate with the US trade demands while working to circumvent them in other ways. Xi seems to be taking China back to a pre-Nixon foreign policy position. This is not only bad it is a near sure-fire indicator that China is preparing for war with the West.
Trump needs to continue to push China for trade reforms. We need to also pay attention to the more subtle signals China is sending the West and understand the potential consequences.
Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Top 7 Political Gaffes of 2018
"2. Ocasio-Cortez tried to compare Central Caravan riders to those of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, except Dr. Sebastian Gorka saw right through her stunt.
"You truly are an insult to intelligent and empathic humans everywhere," he told the Congresswoman-elect.
And... drum roll please...
1. She violated House ethics...and she hasn't even been sworn in yet.
Ocasio-Cortez violated House ethics when she threatened to subpoena Donald Trump Jr., simply because he shared a meme of her on Instagram...and she was triggered."
She offers a one-woman rewrite of Dumb and Dumber. You go grrl!
Under current policies, residential batteries increase emissions in most cases
"Wait ... Whut?"
Progressives Are Crazy
"The first features, to all appearances, a man with long hair. But he goes insane in a game store when he considers himself to be “misgendered.” My favorite moment is when he threatens to “tell the entire LGBTQ community” about the horror he has experienced. PJMedia posted the Facebook video with a headline referring to ‘roid rage, which seems right. But do men take anabolic steroids when they transition? Not that I know of. The video has been viewed more than 9 million times so far:"
Go ahead, click through and watch the video. Then watch this video:
The root cause of this nonsense is Marxist socialism. The Pythons figured it out decades ago.
"Jordan Peterson: The gender scandal – in Scandinavia and Canada"
So, this is the Scandinavian conundrum — one that also affects the broader Western world (and the rest of the world, soon enough). Policies that maximize equality of opportunity make equality of outcome increasingly impossible. The doctrine, ever more radically and loudly insisted upon by the politically correct, that sex differences are only socially constructed is wrong. Get it? Wrong."
Living in Portlandia, I see this in action daily. It is pretty amazing. Progressives have the superpower to look through any idea good or bad and find the only position which ensures they lose, and latch onto it with religious zeal.