Obama spits on those defending America

What a guy.  It’s not enough to spit on the First Amendment.  It’s not enough to kill law enforcement officers as a political trick to attack the Second Amendment.  Now he has decided to attack those who are in combat zones defending America.


What a disaster.!


This is a particularly bad decision since most of the casualties in war nowadays are not due to enemy fire.  A combat zone is an inherently dangerous place to be.  Over 70% of helicopter  deaths are due to accidents, not enemy fire, because helicopter pilots fly fast, close to the ground , and at night.   According to Obama, being on the flight line on a combat aircraft carrier — a place with a higher casualty rate than an FOB — doesn’t count.

It just goes to show what Obama’s unique combination of  fanaticism, hubris, narcissism, and ignorance can bring us.

Komen for the Cure — You know that thing about not funding abortion clinics? We lied. But thanks for the money, rubes!

What a cluster.  Now, let me say right off that I am not anti-abortion, per se.  From a religious perspective, I don’t believe that ensoulment occurs at conception, so to me an abortion is not “killing a baby.”  I have some cultural problems with the liberal worship of death, both in its obsession with killing fetuses and its taste for killing old people, but that’s a different issue.  But, frankly, if libs want to stop making baby libs and raising them into big ones, that’s fine with me.  It may have gotten  Bush elected in 2000.

What I *do* have problems with is fraud.  A nd, in my opinion, that’s exactly what this is.  Planned Parenthood is an organization devoted to promoting abortions  Period.  But, as I wrote, I have no problem with that.  However, because liberals are fundamentally incapable of telling the truth, Planned Parenthood lies and pretends that it provides “health care” in the form of mammograms and such.  Of course it is a lie, as mutltiple expose’s have shown.  What they provide is “referral” services that consist of saying “Uh, no, we don’t do those.  Have you tried calling somebody?  We’re not sure who, but somebody around here must do them.”  And for that, Dems pretend that they are the only thing standing between the female population of the country and the scourge of breast cancer.

It’s a crock, of course.  And everybody knows it’s a crock.  But, it’s a great way for liberal organizations to fund abortion clinics and lie about it.  As Komen for the Cure has been doing.

Until, of course, those evil expose’s came out.  Then, suddenly, the emperor has no clothes.  And, now that Republicans have the House, it’s not *quite* as easy to lie about it.  So Komen says “Hey, maybe we should be funding breast cancer stuff instead of abortions.”  People who prefer to fund breast cancer treatment  more than abortion were ecstatic, and in one day, donations went up 100%.

But that’s not what the Dems want.  Liberalism has only one sacrament.  Abortion.  And nothing — nothing can get in its way.  It’s OK to lie, to cheat, and to steal to fund it.  So, after some pressure from the big boys, Komen changed its mind.  All you people who want to fund breast cancer stuff instead of abortions?  Screw you.  Ignore the lie, and we’ll pretend that’s not what we’re doing.  But, basically, when it comes to choosing between abortion and treating cancer, we, like all Dems, choose abortion.

The libs are ecstatic, of course.  It’s all about abortion — and if they have to lie and pretend it’s about cancer, that’s fine  Lying is what they do.

But thanks for those donations, rubes.


Update:  Some folk say this is a clever play.  Sounds like wishful thinking to me. If it were true, Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t be dancing.



Fedora 16 — bad atheros driver for AR9002WB-1NG?

I recently installed Fedora 16 on my laptop (ASUS G74S) that has an Atheros AR9002WB-1NG wireless card.  It works fine with my home wireless system, but it doesn’t play well with the big router at work.  It  finds and attaches to the wireless system fine, and I get good throughput for about 15 mins, but then it starts dropping packets and getting delays.  Wireshark shows up to 10 second for round trips on ACKs.  I thought it was the router’s problem, but this is a dual boot machine, and it doesn’t happen on the Win 7 side.  In addition, I have a USB wireless adapter (ALFA) that I can plug in and have no problems with.

This seems to be something specific to this card and this router — it doesn’t happen on my home network, and it hasn’t happened a couple of hotels I’ve stayed at.  I plan to install Mageia 2 when in comes out, and I’ll see if that changes things, but I’m beginning to suspect that it’s a driver issue.  Fedora recognized the card as an  Atheros 9285.


UPDATE:  This is fixed in the 3.3.4-3.fc16.x86_64 kernel, or maybe the update just before it. Thanks, Fedora team!