Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Let's start with Geraldo Rivera is an asshat

You probably already knew that, but he provides further proof.
Geraldo mocked Vaughn’s contention that the Founding Fathers hedged in the right to bear arms so we could resist tyranny not only outside our borders, but also within.
Yeah, all those things the founders of this country, and the citizens, said: they mean nothing.  Right.
Geraldo later denied that guns are used by law-abiding citizens to stop crimes. He asked fellow host Eric Bolling, “When was the last time you heard of a civilian stopping a crime with a gun?” And when Bolling said, “It happens thousands of times per day,” Geraldo responded by saying, “That’s a legend. You’re watching too much True Detective.”
A friggin' idiot to whom facts mean nothing when they conflict with what he wants to be true.


Now tell us what you really think, guy.
The TSA is incompetent, hostile, abusive, and a den of thieves. Its agents have been charged in a range of crimes, many of them related to looting the passengers they purport to protect but also including drug smuggling and child pornography. The agency is very little more than an employment program swelling the ranks of the American Federation of Government Employees, a sure source of Democratic political donations (more than $5 million in recent years; it is the 29th largest single donor in the country), and a platform for patronage.


Said it before, I'll say it again: it's like someone doesn't actually want to defeat ISIL or something...
But there are no TACPs or SF controllers with Iraqi defense forces.  Instead, our air power is used largely against fixed enemy facilities or fleeting targets detected by pilots overhead, or UAVS.  But in many cases, those "perishable" targets escape.  This past week, an unnamed USAF fighter pilot, with experience against ISIS, told Fox News that once a fleeting target is discovered, it can take over an. Hour to secure command approval to attack it.  By that time, many of those targets have disappeared, or reached areas where fears of collateral damage prevent execution of an air strike.





3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I worked in disaster relief in Haiti 5 years ago. At one point Geraldo showed up to conduct interviews, appear to help, blame Bush, etc. At one point, I got called down to the end of a narrow hallway to help with a patient, and he came nonchalantly strolling out, unaware that my 215 lb ass was barreling towards him. I lowered my shoulder, and at the last second, he saw me and moved out of the way. I was within a half inch of checking his ass right into a metal doorframe. It's one of my saddest moments.

Firehand said...

Regrets... I've had a few...

jim murray said...

But there are no TACPs or SF controllers with Iraqi defense forces. and as long as Iran is on the Iraqi/Shia side there should not be.