Thursday, August 06, 2009

A group of things to end the evening

A pretty good roundup of the birth certificate questions and theories.

I'll add something to what Sabrepoint has to say: the Democrats aren't mentioning that the protesters are ripping the ass off Stupid Party politicians, too; they don't care much about party, they care about who's got their hand in this mess they're trying to shove down our throats.

Drunk bees? Quite possible. I've read of elephants getting drunk after eating fruit(marula was mentioned) that was overripe; their digestive tract is inefficient enough that it would ferment in their system. One guy said something like "Think about already bad-natured trouble-making elephants drunk. Then imagine running into them the next morning when they're hungover."

From what son told me about a couple of the storms, sounds about right:

Could the Obama Administration be violating the law in their snitch program? Quite possibly. Think that would stop it?

Kevin notes that on this date in 1945 the first atomic bomb to be used in war, one of only two so used(up to this point) was dropped.
The two atomic blasts killed between 250,000 and 300,000 people, but they ended the war. Estimates of American casualties alone, had we invaded the Japanese Home Islands, were on the order of 1 million. Japanese casualties, given the grim statistics of Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Okinawa, would have been at least 3-5 times higher, and would have included women, children, and old men.
Actually, it probably would have been worse. Few years ago Downfall was published, the author having access to stuff only recently declassified. It seems that after the war ended and we went into Japan it turned out they had a LOT more men, equipment and supplies saved back than our intelligence knew; the invasion would have been a lot worse than they'd figured on, and as Kevin notes that was pretty bad. Their troops on Okinawa were not expected to actually hold the island; they were expected to cost us as many dead, wounded and crippled as possible to discourage us. They expected to do the same on a much larger scale if we started the invasion to try to force a negotiated settlement.

And let's not forget something else: Japanese POW camps had orders that, when notified the invasion had begun, they were to kill every allied prisoner The nukes prevented that, too.

And, just to mention a fine place to look, The View from North Central Idaho, the Boomershoot guy's place.


Keith said...

The snitch program suggests there's plenty in there (and in other things too) that doesn't bear close examination.

Sounds like you've got a re-run of Woodrow Wilson's little fascist episode coming to a neighbourhood too close for comfort.

Interesting times!

Firehand said...

Pretty much

SordidPanda said...

The quote about drunk elephants comes from Peter Hathaway Capstick. If he got it from someone else, I do not know who.