RE: The Most Powerful Weapon
I think the upshot of all of these individually-addressed comments is that in twenty-first century America, there is no weapon more effective than the right information, used at the right time and in the right way. -- BeyondTheBlue
Good point, that. And true.
Now. Tell me. Where are you going to get ‘the right information’? The so-called ‘mainstream media’?
As an old colonel once told this, then young, captain....Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 16.10.2008 @ 10:17
There are two ways to exercise power.
The first is to make decisions for people who would be better off making them for themselves. The second is to withhold information from people that would allow them to make better decisions for themselves.
The so-called ‘mainstream media’ exercises option number 2. And they do it VERY WELL. In short....
What they are telling you could be important. What they are NOT telling you could be VITAL -- CBPelto
RE: Wishful Thinking
Perhaps if more Democrats stop thinking with their penises..... -- BeyondTheBlue
That would be nice. But they have so much fun using that instead of what little brains the vaunted American public education system left them. Sex ed being the primary subject being taught therein these days.
RE: With What?
....and more Republicans stop thinking with their guns, they will all eventually realize that. -- BeyondTheBlue
We don’t ‘think’ with our ‘guns’. The weapons are merely tools.
Hope the helps.
[Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not. -- Thomas Jefferson]
RE: Metaphorically Speaking
Staggering though it may be to contemplate, my use of ‘shot down’ in this instance was metaphorical; not every situation has a solution involving a bullet -- BeyondTheBlue
Physically or metaphorically speaking, getting ‘shot down’ is still considered ‘mission failure’. And particularly ‘dissatisfying’ if the shooting is done in an illegal manner, i.e., a president put into the Oval Office by voter fraud.
If that scenario DOES come to pass and the legal system of the Congress and the Supreme Court does not rectify it, that ‘shoot down’ is NOT acceptable. Indeed, it is an indication that the whole concept of the Constitution has been overthrown, because all three branches of the federal government have been suborned.
I have nothing but respect for those who serve, assuming they do so honorably, but I also contend that there are non-military approaches which can and should be given at least equal consideration -- BeyondTheBlue
I’m willing to give equal consideration to peaceful resolution of what would amount to a Constitution Crisis the likes of which has never been seen in this country. That’s why I’ve stated (earlier) that we let the system perform as it is supposed to perform. But if it does not perform in accordance with a nation that supposedly lives ‘under Law’, then there is cause for grave concern.
Hope the helps.
[I, (state your name) (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of (whatever) do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God." (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.]
P.S. Note the absence of any requirement to obey the orders of the President of the United States. Nor any officers appointed over the individual.Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 16.10.2008 @ 10:07
RE: Getting 'Shot'
And if you get your day and are still shot down, then accept it. -- BeyondTheBlue
I've determined, after 27 years in the infantry, that getting 'shot down' is not conducive to either (1) mission accomplishment and/or (2) health. I suspect it has something to do with bullets and bodies and general health after the former is introduced into the latter.
Based on that professional observation, I suspect BeyondTheBlue is beyond any reasonable doubt something of a moron. Or maybe he/she just needs more training in English.
Chuck(le)Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 19:32
[Bullets are not conducive to general health....unless you're the one shooting them. -- Rules of Combat]
RE: You're Right
I think they’ll be disappointed. -- DinOR
They will be 'disappointed'. And, I suspect a goodly number of them, even the ones I saw rebuking a march of McCain supporters in Manhattan, will likely be dead too boot. Nothing like a few thousand dead to get someone's attention. Too bad the dead can't benefit from the 'experience'.
I remember 9/11. It's really too bad that New Yorkers can't remember anything before 2004. One would think they had friends, associates or relations who died in the Twin Towers. I, in Denver, had a co-worker who lost her daughter there. And I seem to remember better than they. Must be something in their water....bad Kool-aide....
[Those who cannot remember their past are DOOMED to relive it.]
P.S. Especially if it's their recent past.Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 16:33
RE: The Lack of 'lex'
I find it an interesting indicator that lex, after asking for an explanation of how the indications of voter fraud by ACORN could possibly lead to voter fraud during the election and getting an explanation of how that could be....
....hasn't responded to the simple explanation of how voter registration fraud could readily lead to voter fraud on election day.
Chuck(le)Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 15:39
[Where do these 'people' come from, anyway???!?!?!]
RE: Your Sardonic Wit....
Besides, if BO is elected, everyone the world over will love us and respect us and drop all their evil plans against us! So it shouldn’t matter, right? -- DinOR
...is not lost with me.
[The World will never love US. It WILL respect US. Some of it will even fear US. But it will never love US. -- President Theodore Roosevelt]
P.S. Personally, I think the approach expressed by Tony Stark in Iron Man works best.Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 14:59
Is it better to be 'respected' or 'feared'? I say, "Why can't we have both?" -- Tony Stark, Iron Man
RE: The 'Bubba' Years
I retired in 2006 after 30 years. You should have seen the hell I raised during Bubba’s tenure. -- sfcmac
I can well imagine....being a mustang who didn't set aside his candor when he set aside the sergeant stripes to take on two gold bars. Probably one of the worst mistakes I made in my life. I had so much more 'fun' as a sergeant. As opposed to almost coming to blows with a great batt commander while I held a company therein. But that's a LONG story.
I retired in 2006 after 30 years. You should have seen the hell I raised during Bubba’s tenure.
Be that as it may, I am now a former (though I’ll always be one) Soldier, and I no longer have to ‘hold my horses’. -- sfcmac
Neither of us on account of that stage in our 'careers'. I retired (reserve side) in 1997 after 27 years; passed over for Major. And I learned more in the reserve component and had a more professional, i.e., less political, environment to work. Worked at a higher level too.
At any rate, I still think professionals should wait until the whole edifice collapses before attempting anything 'untoward'.
Chuck(le)Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 14:22
[Every generation needs a new revolution. -- Thomas Jefferson]
TO: Rick Moran
RE: [OT] Your CSS
Would it be possible to allow for a break in paragraphs to show up within a blockquote, properly?
Chuck(le)Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 14:13
[Consistency is the hobgoblin of good user interface.]
RE: Interesting Point
“The fact that the Democrats and the left have acted like 2 year olds the last 8 years doesn’t mean that if Obama is elected we should throw the same infantile tantrums and look for ghosts in the machine …” -- Rick Moran
At that point in your article I was inclined to disagree; Screw them! Screw civility! They didn’t act civil! They didn’t act fair or polite! -- DoorHold to Rick Moran
You just tickled a thought. Something about dealing with 'children'.
Something written LONG ago....
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. -- Proverbs
They ARE acting like unruly children.....
[....they deserve correction.]
P.S. The question is what is the best form to deliver such.....Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 14:11
RE: THIS IS HOW....
...it works in this country...
Read my item at 325. Pay particular attention to the tagline.
P.S. Why do you suppose...
 There is the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
 The Democrats seem so hell-bent on redefining it.
....first two don't count......Comment Posted By Chuck Pelto On 15.10.2008 @ 13:49