“No Nation Building” ==> “Let’s Build Democracies!” Rinse. Repeat.

From George W. Bush to Barack Obama to Donald Trump, we have seen candidate after candidate attest that we should not wade into the affairs of other countries only to argue as president why we must and then do it whether the argument compels or not.

In reviewing some old notes, I found in a May 2017 document a “What to Watch Out For” (#WTWOF) to myself:

They’re Coming To Get You!!!! Podcast of December 19, 2015 Show

Hour 1 Hour 2 I wasn’t the only one who picked up on the insane fear-mongering of Chris Christie! Here’s the SNL cold open aired a few hours after my show… Conan O’Brien media prank Operation Mockingbird Hugh Hewitt asks Ben Carson to promise to kill thousands of innocent children The Remnant Crazy picture of (more…)

They're Coming To Get You!!!! Podcast of December 19, 2015 Show

Hour 1 Hour 2 I wasn’t the only one who picked up on the insane fear-mongering of Chris Christie! Here’s the SNL cold open aired a few hours after my show… Conan O’Brien media prank Operation Mockingbird Hugh Hewitt asks Ben Carson to promise to kill thousands of innocent children The Remnant Crazy picture of (more…)

Attn Hugh Hewitt: Here are the principles of a Just War….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNm-TL30OeM Ben Carson should have given Ron Paul’s answer … Hewitt should hold up Churchill’s fire bombing of Dresden, the very term “carpet-bombing,” and Truman’s use of nuclear weapons for an unconditional surrender he did not get (the Japanese Emperor is STILL in place), against the tenets of a just war: Principles of the Just (more…)

Captive Institutions

Yesterday I posted a great video in which an Irish writer, Gearoid O Colmain, reporting from France, explained beautifully what is happening in the world today. He really nails it and puts it succinctly, so I didn’t want to put a caveat on my endorsement of his report, but there is one thing that’s been rankling (more…)

We Should Be the Safest Nation that Ever Existed…

As a libertarian, I believe that one of the very few legitimate functions of the federal government is national defense. Basically, almost the entire federal budget should be military. That’s not to say we should spend trillions on defense, just that the feds should not pool all the states money then hand it back out (more…)

The Strip: ISIS militants skimming hundreds of millions of dollars of US funds: “A Dilemma for US & Bagdhad”

The only two installments of my “weekly column” The Strip appeared almost a year ago! I guess I’ll call it an annual column and consider myself ahead of the game! In any case, The Strip is about getting to the meat of the matter and stripping out the propaganda from a particularly egregious mainstream media story. Yesterday, such an article appeared in The Wall Street Journal, begging me to give it The Strip. Here it is…

The Propaganda

The article titled, Militants in Iraq Siphon State Pay: Islamic State skims funds headed for government employees in occupied areas, creating a dilemma for U.S. and Baghdad, reports that the US is giving hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Iraq government and one of the things the Iraq government is spending its money on is cash payments to government employees operating in captive ISIS territory. One or two thousand ISIS militants holding the city of Mosul in Iraq are forcing government workers there to remit 30% of their pay to the Islamic State. The White House is not comfortable directing the Iraq government to stop this flow of funds because “people can’t starve.”