Thursday, August 2, 2012


Coil of Rage ....
When you've read to the end, come back and read this first paragraph again.

A Coil of Rage
The character of any man is defined by how he treats his mother as the years pass .... need I say more about this person below, other than there is no character, no integrity but there is a ton of attitude and arrogance that defines his shallow past and hollow future ..... I rest my case.. 


I will leave this to post on my blog while I’m tied up with my evaluation. Those who follow the blog know I was told on March 30 to lose 30 pounds by July 12 to qualify for a lung transplant evaluation for my pulmonary fibrosis. I was down 39 pounds on that date—Marine discipline. So they have scheduled me for the evaluation on August 14-17. It will be a complex and somewhat intrusive physical! I’m not sure I’ll go on the transplant list if offered—the five-year survival rate is 50%. But I want the evaluation to gather data and make a better decision.

Since I was diagnosed with “Early Interstitial Fibrosis” six years ago, I’ve felt like I was in line at the check-out counter. Lucky for me, I always seem to pick the slow-moving line. My birth mother died of Pulmonary Fibrosis in 1995, about four-five months after diagnosis.

Well, July 2012 is in the books. Another month of confounding the collectivists and annoying my enemies by continuing to breathe. Life is good. 

Every morning on the Military History Channel, while using my rowing machine, I see ads for the latest miracle diet pill, Lipozine. When a woman giving a testimonial says, “You just cannot do it on your own,” I want to scream at her that I lost 44 pounds between 3/31 and 8/1 all on my own, on a diet I created myself. (I cut fat, alcohol, sugars and carbs way down, increased protein, vegetables, fruits and fiber. This is not rocket science.) Just for giggles, I ran “Lipozine” on Google. There are lots of Scam warnings, so you should make up your own mind. I don’t know. I gave up buying things from TV infomercials anyway, after getting burned a couple of times.


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U.S. model for a future war fans tensions with China and inside Pentagon
Excerpt: Marshall’s small office in the Pentagon has spent the past two decades planning for a war against an angry, aggressive and heavily armed China. No one had any idea how the war would start. But the American response, laid out in a concept that one of Marshall’s longtime proteges dubbed “Air-Sea Battle,” was clear


RedState Morning Briefing
For August 2, 2012

RedState Briefing 07/31/2012

RedState Morning Briefing
For July 31, 2012

RedState Briefing 08/01/2012

RedState Morning Briefing
For August 1, 2012


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Ted Cruz wins Republican runoff for Texas Senate seat
Excerpt: Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz, a tea party-aligned conservative once regarded as a long-shot candidate, has won the Republican runoff in Texas, where he will be the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in the November election. The Associated Press has called the race for Cruz over Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Cruz will be a heavy favorite over Democratic nominee Paul Sadler, who also won a runoff on Tuesday. Cruz, an emerging conservative star whose father emigrated to the United States from Cuba, has drawn comparisons to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and has been lauded by national conservative political pundits and groups for over a year. (Cruz Cruises. Suggested headline in the MSM: “Racist Tea Party sends another Hispanic to the Senate.” ~Bob.)

Worth Reading: Tom Kratman's Afterword to Carnifex
This is the "Afterword" I mention in my review of Kratman's great sequel to A Desert Called Peace, the science fiction novelCarnifex. It is a discussion of "progressives," who feature in the novel. It is worth reading on it's own. But don't let that stop you from buying the books. ~Bob.


The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
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Guess he thinks he built it

Study shows 'spurious doubling' of climate data
Excerpt: The [U.S. Historical Climatology Network] is one of the main metrics used to gauge the temperature changes in the United States. The first wide scale effort to address siting issues, Watts, (2009), a collated photographic survey, showed that approximately 90 percent of USHCN stations were compromised by encroachment of urbanity in the form of heat sinks and sources, such as concrete, asphalt, air conditioning system heat exchangers, roadways, airport tarmac, and other issues.