Archives: International

Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa?

October 9, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Mumbai…Oklahoma City…Nairobi…Woolwich…Ottawa? | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Mumbai: An attack by militant Islamists shooting randomly into crowds kills dozens and injures hundreds. Military and police forces were almost powerless to stop the rampage. Oklahoma City: A convert to radical Islam beheads one coworker and attempts to kill others, but he’s stopped by a good guy with a gun. Nairobi: Radical Islamic terrorists • Read More »

It’s not us, it’s you.

June 4, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s not us, it’s you. | Filed in: blogging, Democrats, International, Kevin, Law, Military, War On Terror.

The Obama administration’s new attempt to spin away their decision to free five Taliban generals in return for one American soldier deserter may seem as stupid as the decision to make the trade, but it makes sense.  From a liberal point of view.  White House aides were aware Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had been tagged a • Read More »

The collapsing reality of modern progressivism

March 16, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Economics, GOP, HEALTH, History, International, Kevin, Medicine, politcs, Politics, Quotes.

“‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises The years of the Obama presidency have been challenging for America, but they’ve placed an even greater strain on American progressives. From the utter failure of Obama’s economic stimulus package to the own-goal • Read More »

Putin tells Obama, “Crimea river”

March 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, global warming, History, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics.

There was a time, a long time ago, when modern liberals understood there were enemies abroad as well as enemies overseas. My political heroes in my teens and twenties were men like Democratic senators Sam Nunn and Joe Leibowitz Leiberman and New Republic editor Marty Peretz, men who understood that freedom abroad and freedom at • Read More »

Freedom is breaking out all over.

January 28, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Freedom is breaking out all over. | Filed in: Democrats, GOP, History, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

The Tea Party is gaining favour in the land that popularized tea.  Nigel Farage’s right-wing UK Independence Party (UKIP) has once again rocked the British political establishment by coming first in a recent poll which quizzed Brits on their feelings towards the four main political parties. While UKIP hasn’t yet mustered up any elected members • Read More »

Point, Counterpoint.

January 18, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Point, Counterpoint. | Filed in: Economics, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

China A Leader In Fighting Global Warming “China is ‘doing it right’ when it comes to addressing global warming, the United Nations’ chief climate official said. The nation has some of the toughest energy-efficiency standards for buildings and transportation and its support for photovoltaic technology helped reduce solar-panel costs by 80 percent since 2008, Christiana Figueres, • Read More »

President Narcissus

December 10, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on President Narcissus | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Entertainment, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

How self-absorbed do you need to be to take a picture of yourself and two buddies at a funeral for one of the most-respected leaders of the modern era?  Unlike other times when Obama inserted himself into the commemoration of other people (or the biographies of other Presidents) this latest example of our President’s fascination • Read More »

Neither saint nor devil, but rather somewhere in-between.

December 5, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Neither saint nor devil, but rather somewhere in-between. | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, International, Kevin, language, Movies, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics.

The Magical Negro is typically but not always “in some way outwardly or inwardly disabled, either by discrimination, disability or social constraint,” often a janitor or prisoner. He has no past; he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist. He usually has some sort of magical power, “rather vaguely defined but not the sort of thing one • Read More »

The dog that no longer barks in the night.

November 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The dog that no longer barks in the night. | Filed in: History, International, iraq, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Ever notice that  the liberal left is no longer constantly telling us, “We support the troops, we want them brought home!”, even as Obama is making plans to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan into 2024 and beyond?  It’s almost as if their hand-wringing and outcries of concern for American troops was just some kind of • Read More »

Imagine if Sheriff Joe said this.

November 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Imagine if Sheriff Joe said this. | Filed in: Democrats, Humor, immigration, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

“I didn’t ask, but just looking at faces, I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they were born here, but because they want to be here and they bring extraordinary talents to the United States.”  Our President can tell who’s an immigrant to the United States and who isn’t just • Read More »

Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent?

October 17, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Why are Canadian Environmental Protestors So Violent? | Filed in: alternative fuels, Business, Canada, Crime, Current Events, Environment, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Science.

Man, if you think Canadians get upset over hockey, you haven’t seen them get upset over potentially making a ton of money from oil drilling.  They’re NOT protesting that they want money. They’re protesting that they’ll be making money.  No, I don’t get that either.  Dozens of shale gas protesters cut down trees and blocked • Read More »

Nuestro Grito

September 16, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Nuestro Grito | Filed in: Arizona, Humor, immigration, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Want to solve the problem of illegal immigration? Help Latin America solve it’s problems, and the problem will solve itself.  I hope that one day, everyone south of me will be able to enjoy the blessings of life, liberty and the pursuit of Sofia Vergara.  Hey, you define “happiness” your way, and I’ll define it • Read More »

Apocalypse Now

September 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Apocalypse Now | Filed in: Democrats, International, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

“Who’s the commanding officer here?”  “Ain’t that you?”  This is what happens when you have a Commander In Chief more concerned with his golf game and partying with celebrities than he is with the duties of being President.  Deputy national-security adviser Tony Blinken says “No, um, I didn’t mean to say that Obama wants to • Read More »

I *was* going to do a long post about how it’s Amateur Hour at the White House

September 6, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I *was* going to do a long post about how it’s Amateur Hour at the White House | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, History, International, Kevin, Military, War On Terror.

But Victor David Hanson went and did a better one.  Curse him and his extra-large brain!  How did Obama get himself into this mess? It was bound to happen, given his past habits. All we are seeing now is the melodramatic fulfillment of vero possumus, lowering the rising seas, faux Corinthian columns, hope and change, the bows, the Cairo speech, • Read More »

Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER

August 28, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Man dies after a 34 hour wait in the ER | Filed in: Canada, Democrats, Economics, HEALTH, International, Kevin, Medicine.

Oh, the heartless American hospital system and what it does to patients! Is it any wonder this sort of thing happens in such a mean, cruel country that doesn’t have single-payer, universal health care?  Wait, this happened in Canada? Nevermind. An inquest was told Tuesday that a man who died in a hospital emergency room • Read More »

Unexpecting the expected.

August 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Unexpecting the expected. | Filed in: Current Events, Family, Humor, International, Kevin, Men, politcs, Politics.

A group of women (and men) protested in Vancouver, Canada, this week, demanding that women should have the right to go topless, just like men. Marching through the streets of that fair city, they cried out “Nudity isn’t sexual!”, at which point, dozens of mens of men with camera began to film the demonstration and • Read More »

The place where time was invented.

August 9, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The place where time was invented. | Filed in: beer, History, Humor, International, Kevin, Science, space, Technology.

Archeologists in Scotland have found a lunar calendar that predates Stonehenge by thousands of years.  A team from the University of Birmingham recently announced an astronomical discovery in Scotland marking the beginnings of recorded time. Announced last month in the Journal of Internet Archaeology, the Mesolithic monument consists of a series of pits near Aberdeenshire, Scotland. • Read More »

Is Valerie Jarrett the person behind the deaths at Benghazi?

August 8, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Is Valerie Jarrett the person behind the deaths at Benghazi? | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Democrats, International, Kevin, Law, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Some interesting tidbits here. Normally, I’d say let’s wait for more info, but given the 2nd most dangerous place to be in Washington is between the President and a celebrity appearance (the first is, of course, to be between him and a tee time), it only makes sense that Obama would outsource managing the security • Read More »

Brandenburg Fiasco

June 20, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Brandenburg Fiasco | Filed in: Democrats, global warming, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

President John F. Kennedy at the Brandenburg Gate:  Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was “civis romanus sum”. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “Ich bin ein Berliner!”… All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words “Ich • Read More »

British soldier killed in front of barracks because of Muslim Extremism and outrage over Denmark winning Eurovision, but mostly Muslim Extremism*.

May 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on British soldier killed in front of barracks because of Muslim Extremism and outrage over Denmark winning Eurovision, but mostly Muslim Extremism*. | Filed in: Crime, Culture, Current Events, International, Kevin, Law, War On Terror.

There are two possible responses to a dispersed threat like home-grown terrorism: A dispersed response, such as what worked on United Flight 93, or an unarmed population and a police state. Britain has chosen a police state, and this happens. “Video filmed by an onlooker and broadcast by ITV News shows a man with his • Read More »

A rope, a light pole, some assembly required.

April 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on A rope, a light pole, some assembly required. | Filed in: Crime, International, iraq, Kevin, Military, politcs, Politics, War On Terror.

Not so long ago, the anti-war left and the media (but I repeat myself) were all outraged, OUTRAGED over the Iraq War and ChimpyBu$Hitler’s evil overlord, Darth Cheney, were (allegedly) lining their pockets over the misery of others.  We all by now know that Dick Cheney retired from the Pentagon in 1993 to accede to • Read More »

Keep Dope Alive

April 24, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Keep Dope Alive | Filed in: Arizona, Crime, Democrats, Guns, International, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics.

Just a reminder: In the name of imposing restrictions on “assault weapons” here in the U.S., the Justice Department of the United States gave aid and comfort to the Mexican drug cartels by illegally sending thousands of rifles across the border, resulting in hundreds of deaths in Mexico and the United States.  We have not • Read More »

Human Rights For Me but Not For Thee

April 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Current Events, International, Kevin, politcs, Politics.

Why, it’s almost as if a progressive’s commitment to human rights is masking their own inner loathing of humanity or something.  When an earthquake rattled the nation’s capital in 2010, the former head of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered her frightened staff to stay inside their shaking building so they could attend a ceremony • Read More »