Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups
NoVaMoMe 2023: 06/10/2023
Registration closes May 31st.

Texas MoMe 2021: 10/2o/2023-10/21/2023 Corsicana,TX
Contact Ben Had for info

« Mid-Morning Open Thread | Main | Is the FBI Trying to Rehabilitate Its Tattered Reputation By Overpublicizing What Is, Let's Face It, a Fairly Rinky-Dink College Bribery Scandal? »
March 14, 2019

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition


The American presence throughout the world is a positive for both the country and the world, and know-nothings who demand that we withdraw completely are ignorant of the realities of geopolitics.

There are substantive discussions to be had about the exact level of involvement in the many countries in which we have a military presence, and even more substantive discussions about the goals of that involvement.

But involved we must be. Because the Russians and the Chinese and the Iranians and the Cubans and the Pakistanis and the North Koreans and the many other bad or neutral actors will swiftly fill the void if we bury our heads in the sand and affect an air of isolationism.

This is not a binary decision, and anyone who reduces it to that is ignorant. There is a significant difference between the out-of-control nation building that the neo-cons and the Bushes just love, and a robust foreign policy that projects our power, keeps the bad guys' heads down, and does not risk the lives of our fighting men for some amorphous goals.

That is an achievable objective, and President Trump has made significant moves in that direction. Have we withdrawn from Syria? Of course not. Have we limited our daily exposure? Yes, but without ceding the battle-space to Iran and Russia and Sunni terrorists.

We have made significant mistakes in the last generation, and many thousands of our fighting men have paid a heavy price. But shrinking American power to within our borders will do nothing but embolden our enemies, and in the long run will cost us many more lives, and much more gold.


Today is "National Talk Like A Sesquipedal Day."
[I made that up, but it should be!]

Trump Judicial Strategy Nets a Fifth of Appeals Court Seats
President Donald Trump has filled 20 percent of the nation's federal appeals seats in his swift bid to reshape the judiciary with strong conservatives, and the emphasis could soon shift to accelerating district court confirmations.
Hey Bill! Cap'n Bill! How's the fluffing of the Democrat party going for you? And you over there! The postman's son? Your 15 minutes are up! And has anyone seen Karl Rove? Oh...I would mention the ex-Speaker of The House, but I don't remember his name!

With apologies to Colonel Kilgore:

"Smell that? You smell that? Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a court bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' Dem judge. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole court. Smelled like… Victory. Someday this war's gonna end…"


We Hate Jews.jpg


My Twitter Feed

&topic=world_news">digg this
posted by CBD at 11:00 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere [/i] [/b]: "Morning, all, as we wait for Pixy to burst forth. ..."

Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere [/i] [/b]: "Up early to work out. Don't feel much like it. B ..."

Walter Freeman: "[I]@464: "Time to put coffee on"[/I] I'm on my ..."

Skip : "Time to put coffee on ..."

security cctv system - Cabletec Services: "I'll immediately take hold of your rss as I can no ..."

Skip : "Finished that, still a few more minutes to go ..."

Skip : "OK, all alone. Got a few minutes until need to get ..."

Common Tater: "The contortions the federal government went throug ..."

Skip : "I keep expecting to see the Cultural Marxist flag ..."

AmericanKestrel: "Strictly speaking, even black powder guns let you ..."

Haley Perez: " More than $15k can be earned online by performin ..."

Haley Perez: " More than $15k can be earned online by performin ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64