Monday Morning in the Free World

IMG_5851_2lowresThe leader of the free world issued a statement on the Israel-Hamas fracas today. Yes Stephen Harper did. Yay Canada!!

The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification. It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region.

Failure by the international community to condemn these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions. Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict.

Canada is unequivocally behind Israel. We support its right to defend itself, by itself, against these terror attacks, and urge Hamas to immediately cease their indiscriminate attacks on innocent Israeli civilians.

Canada reiterates its call for the Palestinian government to disarm Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups operating in Gaza, including the Iranian proxy, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

via What real support for Israel looks like | Power Line.

This sums it up for me.



Germany won the World Cup last night. You’ll not be surprised that I am not much of a fan of kickball/ soccer/ futboll/ (sic)football, but Jess did talk me into watching it. Silly Brits! Anyway, I did enjoy watching it, I found that an Indiana High School basketball background was useful for seeing patterns and such. The Germans showed me a traditional plan with four keys to it.

  1. Discipline
  2. Patience
  3. Conditioning
  4. Opportunism

Much like the reputation their army has had for about a century.

In other words, they were ready, and Argentina wasn’t. It was a good game, at least if you like a four corners offense in basketball. 🙂


The Republican candidate for Senate in Iowa has suspended her campaign for two weeks because of another commitment. LTC Jodi Ernst will be on active duty at Camp McCoy.

BZ Colonel.


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5 Responses to Monday Morning in the Free World

  1. the unit says:

    Forget Mississippi. It is what it is.
    See if Jodi Ernst can win in Iowa. Some where today an article which I didn’t read, headline…Faux Farmer for Senate. I guess before it’s over it’ll be Faux Soldier as well.


    • NEO says:

      From what i hear, the dimmocrat is running a pretty nasty campaign. If the Iowans generally are like the ones I know, it will backfire.

      From what I hear she’s a damned good CO, you know like a leader, we need a bunch of them in Washington.


  2. the unit says:

    From WashTimes….” the Republican candidate for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat, touted her military service and took pointed shots at the “liberals” in Washington and elsewhere across the country.”
    So in reverse a question asked of the military…”will you fire on the liberal progressives in D.C.?”
    With legislative opposition fervor, of course.


    • NEO says:



  3. German National Anthem

    Above everything in the world,
    When always, for protection,
    We stand together as brothers.
    From the Maas to the Memel
    From the Etsch to the Belt –
    Germany, Germany above all
    Above all in the world.

    German women, German loyalty,
    German wine and German song,
    Shall retain in the world,
    Their old lovely ring
    To inspire us to noble deeds
    Our whole life long.
    German women, German loyalty,
    German wine and German song.

    Unity and law and freedom
    For the German Fatherland
    Let us all strive for that
    In brotherhood with heart and hand!
    Unity and law and freedom
    Are the foundation for happiness
    Bloom in the glow of happiness
    Bloom, German Fatherland.

    Germany, Germany above all*
    And in misfortune all the more.
    Only in misfortune can love
    Show if it’s strong and true.
    And so it should ring out
    From generation to generation:
    Germany, Germany above all,
    And in misfortune all the more.


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