Monday Morning Open Thread

Seems that the anti-Israel forces are gearing up for Gaza Flotilla III. What could go wrong? You know, you can pretty much bring all the food and medicine you want into Gaza…you just have to go thru Israeli security to do it as the Israelis have this bizarre, freakish desire to not allow arms into a place stuffed full of people who want to kill all the Jews. I know; weird.

The Russians are making a play for Greece – which reminds me that Russia has never liked the fact that they don’t control Constantinople and the Straights. The deal would be along the lines of Putin opening up a line of credit for Greece’s welfare state and Greece going into alliance with Russia. This is considered fearful, and it is – but it would actually be most immediately fearful for Turkey. In case you ever wondered why the British and the French allied themselves with the Turks to fight the Crimean War – this is why. Its a long time from 1854, but some things stay the same…and these days there is no French or British Empire with armies and navies worthy of the name.

Latest investment advice: stuff your mattress with cash.

Hillary is calling for gun control – which means if you’re a Democrat activist in a red State, don’t be expecting any visits from Hillary or campaign cash…she’s not even remotely interested in the States Romney won in 2012. Though it might work out rather funny if Sanders or someone ends up being credible in the primaries as Hillary would then have to win a vote in some red States…

In spite of electing Obama in 2008, it looks like the world is doomed.

Saw a claim on Twitter that Nixon was drunk during the Yom Kippur War – which did lead @RogerStoneJr to note this means a drunk Nixon is better than a sober Obama.

How about some quotes?

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. – C. S. Lewis

It has been discovered that with a dull urban population, all formed under a mechanical system of State education, a suggestion or command, however senseless and unreasoned, will be obeyed if it be sufficiently repeated. – Hillaire Belloc

No weakness of the human mind has more frequently incurred animadversion, than the negligence with which men overlook their own faults, however flagrant, and the easiness with which they pardon them, however frequently repeated. – Samuel Johnson

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

The Declaration of Independence dogmatically bases all rights on the fact that God created all men equal; and it is right; for if they were not created equal, they were certainly evolved unequal. There is no basis for democracy except in a dogma about the divine origin of man. – G. K. Chesterton