Tuesday, 27 August 2013

08:08 – This time of year, it always seems as though I just get well into one task when I need to put that on hold and deal with an emergency somewhere else. This week, I’m trying to get 40 AP chemistry consumables kits built for the second half of the virtual school order so that I can ship those by Friday. But yesterday we shipped five of the CK01A chemistry kits, taking our remaining inventory of those down to a dozen. I really need to get more of those built as well.


11:52 – Reading all the news articles about the pending US attack on Syria reminds me of Airplane! the movie.

Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We’re bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We’re coming in from the north, below their radar.

Elaine Dickinson: When will you be back?

Ted Striker: I can’t tell you that. It’s classified.

8 thoughts on “Tuesday, 27 August 2013”

  1. We don’t come in below the radar anymore. We fry their radar – something our friends in Israel invented that can fit in a F86 so it must be small but very very powerful. Enough so that when they used it in Syria to bomb that nuclear reactor, it fried cell phone antennas in Lebanon.

    Still, announcing the day of the attack does seem stupid. In fact, bombing Syria seems stupid. Very stupid. “wag the dog” stupid.

  2. Stupid, yes, but it’s also a significant part arrogance. After all, what could dinky little Syria do against the might of the USA? I hope we don’t find out.

    Incidentally, this irresistible temptation to use military forces just because you have them available is why I’ve been saying for years that the US should get rid of our aircraft carriers and any other equipment/forces that are designed for offense and force projection that involves a presence of US forces on the scene. (I have no problem with things like ICBMs, cruise missiles, space-based platforms, etc. that allow striking from a distance. I just don’t want our forces in the line of fire.) I think the original Don’t Tread on Me flag pretty much sums up the way things should be.

  3. “Still, announcing the day of the attack does seem stupid. In fact, bombing Syria seems stupid. Very stupid. “wag the dog” stupid.”

    This whole administration is short bus stupid. Syria is a hornets’ nest that should not be kicked. No good can come of it.

    The only fun part is watching all the hypocrites who told us Mideast adventures are bad (because Bush did them) try to come up with convoluted excuses why this time it is a good thing because it is Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Sheesh.

  4. “Obama, a Nobel Peace Prize winner”

    How true of Obummer’s arrogance. He jets around the world singing peace with Allah, yet behind the Mooslims backs is launching cruise missiles, drones, etc. I guess he is positioning himself as the next Prophet.

  5. How true of Obummer’s arrogance. He jets around the world singing peace with Allah, yet behind the Mooslims backs is launching cruise missiles, drones, etc. I guess he is positioning himself as the next Prophet.

    Nah, Caliph. The USA is the new Caliphate that will rule the world.

  6. Over many tens of millions of dead Americans will this ever be any sort of caliphate. Barry Soetero is a dyed-in-the-wool Bolshevik and has been since he was a kid. This is a textbook Bolshevik seizure of political power here and they temporarily control the military and the police.

  7. And if one comes roaring down Lake Champlain there will be Hurricane OFD! Cool! Except we only get the perimeter/aftermath of hurricanes up here; lotsa wind and rain and maybe some flooding but nothing like the coast. Our big thrill is the occasional ice storm or blizzard or combination of the two, which can wreak havoc, esp. if the power also goes out, like for days or weeks.

    World news has us delivering a minor bitch-slap to the Assad gummint to learn them about our red lines being crossed and suchlike. Putin is reported as issuing all kinds of threats and moving missiles into Cuber again. Tehran likewise is pissed. With any luck we can ramp up World War III or IV, I forget, and the police state here at home over the next few years. Barry will have to serve another four at least, for national security reasons in a time of crisis, and then have the Mooch take over for twelve years.

    High 70s here today but wicked humid. Mowed the lawn and lost about another ten pounds in sweat. Mrs. OFD returns from Montgomery, AL late tomorrow night and then leaves again next Tuesday for Florida and then three weeks in Kalifornia. We’ll catch up maybe around Leif Erikson Day.

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