Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Terrorism strikes Canada

A gunman (a Muslim convert, who woulda figured?) shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, an army reservist standing guard at the National War Memorial, and then ran into the Parliament building, where he himself was shot and killed by House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.

May God bless the soul of Cpl. Cirillo, and his family and friends. And hats off to Mr. Vickers, for stopping the terrorist before he spilled any more blood.

H/T: Captain Heinrichs

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Former Australian Prime Minister hands in his dinner pail

About 40 years too late, apparently. Hal G.P. Colebatch remembers the late Edward Gough Whitlam – and not at all fondly. A small sample from a much longer indictment:
When Saigon fell in April 1975, Whitlam directed the Royal Australian Air Force not to evacuate Vietnamese who had worked for the Australians and whose lives were at risk. Huge Hercules transport aircraft flew out of Saigon and Da Nang empty. He even frustrated U.S. attempts to get them out.
Fellow sounds like the most frightful left wing ass.

The thing about the intelligentsia…

…is that they always seem to be making war on intelligence. Andrew Klavan confirms something that we’ve all long suspected: the elite (at least, the present crop of that self-appointed class) are actually pretty stupid.

New presidential logo

Found at that national treasure known as The People's Cube.

Is John Kerry the stupidest Secretary of State ever?

I don't know, he's probably got a lot of competition, including his predecessor, but he's in there fighting for the title. He has now briefly turned his brainstem from the contemplation of the horrors of climate change to the rise of ISIS, which he pretty much blames on you-know-who.

Is ObamaCare still a thing?

This horrible piece of legislation seems to have gotten lost in the crowd of the Obama administration's other disasters and scandals, but, for my money, it's still the number one domestic calamity hanging over the heads of present and future American generations.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday movie

John Wayne in an emotionally charged scene from the classic western, The Searchers.