Tuesday, October 12, 2010

There are times I find myself wishing for things

that are not good.
This Saturday, one of Greece's most respected newspapers, To Vima, reported that the nation's largest government health insurance provider would no longer pay for special footwear for diabetes patients. Amputation is cheaper, says the Benefits Division of the state insurance provider. . . .

Greece's National Healthcare System was created in the early 1980s, during the tenure of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. Papandreou, an academic, won election under the slogan, Αλλαγή, which is the Greek word for Change
Change you can hobble after. If they'll bother to help you get- or ALLOW you to get- a tin foot; otherwise it's Change You Can Crutch To.

'Proud to be a traitor'. Ok. I'm proud to help pay for the JDAM or Hellfire that'll roast your sorry ass.

I have to admit I didn't quite get all the heartache over the kill order on this clown. Yes, he's an American citizen; he's openly committed treason and is actively helping the enemy. So if he's whacked while in enemy territory committing further treason...

The lead Mexican investigator hunting for an American man who disappeared after he and his wife were ambushed on Falcon Lake has been beheaded, a Texas lawmaker claimed today.

The severed head of Rolando Armando Flores Villegas was delivered to the Mexican military in a suitcase, Aaron Pena said today.

Flores was leading the Mexican side of the investigation into the disappearance of David Hartley.
Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office spokesman Ruben Rios confirmed that Flores, the head of state investigators in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, was killed
I this case, I'm thinking a CAP over some areas with planes carrying CBUs. A lot of the local Mexicans would probably be delighted.

The mother of three, who lived with her sons in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, had been separated from her husband, Rashad, 45, for several years.

She was taken to Stoke Mandeville hospital on Saturday night after a relative raised the alarm and died shortly afterwards, at about 8pm.

The 16-year-old was also hurt during the incident and was treated for minor injuries at the same hospital.

A friend said: 'Her husband does not live at the house. We have been told that Mrs Shahzad had been seeing other men.'

Another added: 'Assia was a strong-minded, independent, modern woman.'

Police said they were treating the horrific incident as 'domestic-related' rather than an honour killing.
Yeah, Deity Forbid you call it that, right?
The Sun reported that Usman did not approve of his mother seeing other men.

But police dismissed rumours the death was an "honour killing", saying it was related to a "domestic dispute".

Reports say Mrs Shahzad's hands were severed in the attack.
Here? Oh, hanging by a pigskin rope sounds good.

That's about all that I can take for one evening. To remove some of the bad taste from your mouth, I suggest watching this:

I linked to it once before, but it's to friggin' beautiful not to watch. Thanks to Rodger for reminding me of it.
Remember, those are 8.7 pound rifles with fixed bayonets.


Anonymous said...

When I was an instructor in Navy "A" school, our students had a rifle drill team. The official name was the "Flying Rifles" but we affectionately called them the "Fumbling Firearms".

They were very good, but you get good at anything by making mistakes and learning from them.

We had several students that were casualties of the fumbling firearms. Although they aren't sharp, those are real bayonets and will cut or pierce you if you happen to be in the right place at the right time.

The most common mishap was for a member to peg their own foot to the ground when they missed a catch, but it wasn't unheard of to get speared through a thigh or bicep during some of the more high risk maneuvers.

The common penalty for skewering a squadmate was a case of beer.

Windy Wilson said...

Every director and manager of the Greek healthcare service should get whacked like Steve McQueen in Papillion. Amputation over a shoe insert, indeed! Mobility is the biggest indicator of living over the next three years, and these goons are planning to withhold easy preventive treatment.

Also, as to Rashad, I don't think hanging with a pigskin rope is appropriate. Send him in to feed the hogs and lock the door behind him is the only humane thing to do.

And thanks for the Drill team video. I couldn't get a good look. At 8.5 lbs, those are M1903's? I think Garands are heavier.

Firehand said...

Yep, 1903 Springfields. And the Garand is 9.5 pounds as I recall.