Thought for the day

From a friend on Facebook:

Terrorists enjoy blowing themselves up and we enjoy blowing them up. You’d think we’d get along better.
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Somebody should have shot Mugabe years ago

So opines Instapundit:

Zimbabwe Prof Arrested, Tortured for Watching Viral Vids. And plenty of Zimbabweans know where the people who arrested him live. They should do something about it. Rule-of-law concerns don’t apply in a murderous dictatorship, which Zimbabwe’s certainly is.

Indeed.  Don’t we have Spec Ops people who know how to do that?  I can’t imagine there is anyone who would mourn the death of a monster.

The Men Who Stare At Senators

Rolling Stone reports that the U.S. Army deployed Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators.  (h/t The Blog Prof)

The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in “psychological operations” to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators.

The orders came from the command of Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, a three-star general in charge of training Afghan troops – the linchpin of U.S. strategy in the war. Over a four-month period last year, a military cell devoted to what is known as “information operations” at Camp Eggers in Kabul was repeatedly pressured to target visiting senators and other VIPs who met with Caldwell. When the unit resisted the order, arguing that it violated U.S. laws prohibiting the use of propaganda against American citizens, it was subjected to a campaign of retaliation.

The list of targeted visitors was long, according to interviews with members of the IO team and internal documents obtained by Rolling Stone. Those singled out in the campaign included senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin; Rep. Steve Israel of the House Appropriations Committee; Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the Czech ambassador to Afghanistan; the German interior minister, and a host of influential think-tank analysts.

Psy-Ops.  That’s a good one.  Who “reported” this, Sy Hersh? It sounds like one of his delusions. Sy Hersh, Psy-Ops, kinda goes together, doesn’t it?

Comic relief: It’s gonna get ugly people

Found this in my inbox after lunch today:

This morning a coalition of Muslim leaders warned the United States that if military action against Muslim countries continues, they intend to cut off America’s supply of 7-11 and Motel 6 managers. If this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Dell, AT&T and AOL customer service reps. Finally, if all else fails, they have threatened not to send us any more Presidents either.

We’re Number One! We’re Number One! (For the 3rd year in a row!)

N.J. residents were highest-taxed in U.S. in 2009.

Gov. Chris Christie has pledged to change New Jersey’s reputation for high taxes. Judging by a report released Wednesday by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, the state has a long way to go.

New Jersey residents were the highest-taxed in the country in 2009, giving 12.2 percent of their income to state and local taxes.

Wednesday’s report covers former Gov. Jon Corzine’s last full year in office, and it was New Jersey’s third consecutive year with the dubious honor.

But there is a glimmer of good news.  We went from dead last in business tax climate to #48.  With a bullet…

Anybody still think we don’t pay enough to support the public employee unions?

Like anybody really needs another reason to hate Comcast, but…

They’re getting in bed with the al-Qaeda Channel.

Al-Jazeera is in discussions with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, about bringing the network’s English-language channel to millions of U.S. homes, the Qatar-based news service said Tuesday.

Great.  When Osama bin Laden needs a microphone, Al-Jazeera is on the scene.

When Islamist nutjobs behead U.S. citizens, Al-Jazeera broadcasts it live.

Their most popular show is a 47 part miniseries based on the 100% ficticious Protocols of the Elders of Zion.  I’m sure that’ll be a big hit here in America.