Saturday, February 28, 2009

Men Are Not to Like Women in Bikinis

Men like women in bikinis. No kidding, Buckwheat?

It’s official from a Princeton University study that men like women clad in bikinis. Someone needed a study to come to that conclusion? Every women’s libber knows that males are sexual pigs and no study is required to prove it. All that needs to be done to rectify male sexist tendencies is to force some sensitive feminine socialization on the sexual miscreants at a young age and mold them into becoming better human beings. That’s what is being done in both schools and sports. Feminists are diligently working to turn the otherwise future testosterone laden pigs into whimpering wimps as if they are little lumps of clay to be molded to the feminist desire. I think that it is working; turning them into wimps, that is.

But wait, what is this from the study?

Although consistent with conventional wisdom, the way that men may depersonalize sexual images of women is not entirely something they control. In fact, it's a byproduct of human evolution, experts say. The first male humans had an incentive to seek fertile women as the means of spreading their genes.1

"They're not fully conscious responses, and so people don't know the extent to which they're being influenced," Fiske said. "It's important to recognize the effects."1

What the...? Letting those pigs off the hook like that is downright un-feminist!

Both women and men have something to learn from this line of research, Raison said. Women should be aware of how they are perceived when wearing provocative clothing, and men shouldn't let feelings of impersonal sexual longing interfere with their more personal relationships with other women, including female friends.1

Oh, you think that women actually don’t know what they are doing when wearing provocative clothing? It is called baiting the hook, isn’t it?

Here’s a great line from the article.

"Many men make foolish choices because of sexual attraction," he said.1

Foolish choices? Ya think?

Oh well. It’s hopeless. I still like bikini clad women no matter what level my testosterone. Or, is it because of the testosterone?

Blog Links
1. Men see bikini-clad women as objects, psychologists say

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

633 Marbles, Happy Birthday Honey

My good friend, Chuck, sent me an e-mail containing a piece entitled, “3900 Saturdays.” That’s the number of Saturdays in your life if you live to an average of 75 years old. You can follow the link herein and read the whole piece, but the lesson is about a man who discovers that he only has 1000 Saturdays left before he reaches age 75. To dramatize the slipping away of life, the man purchases 1000 marbles and places them in a large clear plastic container. Each Saturday, he takes out one marble and throws it away. That simple act dramatizes how precious each day is and reminds us to invest in our loved ones and the things that are truly important in our lives.

Today is my granddaughter’s sixth birthday. We gave her a doll house. To help celebrate, I am getting myself a gift. I am going to buy 633 marbles and a clear plastic container. And when my container is empty of marbles, it will be full of treasured moments with those that I love. Every Saturday thereafter I’m going to start adding marbles back to the container.

Link in this Blog:
3900 Saturdays

Monday, February 23, 2009

SheepDog Brothers

With each embrace I intoned, “Uu-ah Sheepdog!” Turning toward the car to give my goodbyes to the wives, I heard from behind me, “Uu-ah, Uu-ah!” I strode into the air terminal, and my friends drove off into the glistening backdrop of snow covered mountains. I headed back to Southern California, and within a couple of days they would part as well.

In the 1970’s, three young police officers worked on a street crime suppression team at a significant Southern California police department. We were enthusiastic and over-invested in some of the greatest police experiences of our law enforcement careers. Amigos, who worked, drank, partied, hunted and fished together. We eventually separated to different police agencies. Two are now retired, and we were together again for a retirement party.

Both of my cohorts performed well in their law enforcement careers. Each served as an Interim Chief of Police for their respective agency.

This weekend I read a letter, signed by every police officer on the Jackson Police Department, requesting that the Interim Chief of Police be appointed as the Chief of Police. The letter extolled the Interim Chief’s virtues and a word leapt off the page at me. The word was not “manager.” It was “leader.”

I’ve heard similar reports about my other former colleague’s career as a Deputy Chief of Police and as an Interim Chief of Police.

In my piece, “Thanks from a Warrior, Antidote to the Jackals,” I lamented the existence of “Jackals,” law enforcement officers who abandoned their sacred oath. I also lamented about the inherent destruction of officer emotional stability and the damage to law enforcement families.

My former partners avoided both pitfalls and emerged from successful law enforcement careers with solid mental health and intact families. Both men exemplify all that is good in a professional police officer. They paid their dues by working the hard details on the street and rose in rank while diligently utilizing their considerable experience to the benefit of their respective agency and its officers. No Jackals are these men. They are the finest of SheepDogs.

I am proud to call each of these men my friend. I salute and congratulate Sergeant Scott Terry (Ret.) Jackson Police Department, WY, and Deputy Chief of Police Wayne Hiltz (Ret.) Pasadena Police Department, CA, for law enforcement careers well done and families well raised.

“Uu-ah Sheepdogs! Hunt the Wolf and the Jackal!”

Link in this Blog:
Thanks from a Warrior, Antidote to the Jackals

Sunday, February 22, 2009

No Constitutional Rights For Afghan Terrorists

Glory Hallelujah! Obama got this one right.

The Obama administration, siding with the Bush White House, contended Friday that detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights. 1

Obama made some leftists mad.

"The hope we all had in President Obama to lead us on a different path has not turned out as we'd hoped," said Tina Monshipour Foster, a human rights attorney representing a detainee at the Bagram Airfield. "We all expected better." 1

"They've now embraced the Bush policy that you can create prisons outside the law," said Jonathan Hafetz, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union who has represented several detainees. 1
I have personal trepidations about Pres. Obama and national security issues. And, why not? His history is linked to leftist philosophies and Islamo-fascist apologists. But, give Obama credit on this one.

Link in this Blog:
1. Obama admin. backs Bush: No constitutional rights for detainees at Afghanistan base

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Obama Selling Out America?

Did President Obama just sell out America by authorizing the funds to immigrate Palestinians into the United States? Various sources are claiming that he authorized the resettlement of Palestinians in the U.S. with the executive order shown below.

Here’s the executive order that he signed.

Presidential Determination No.2009-15 of January 27, 2009

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to Gaza

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the Untied States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the “Act”), as amended (22U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to Section 2©(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migrations of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

Assistance within Gaza is one thing, but what we don’t need in this country are more Jewish and American hating, Hamas loving Palestinian people. The devil is in the details. Someone better keep a close eye on the doings of this President.

Link in this Blog:

Presidential Determination No.2009-15 of January 27, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Morro Bay Sky

Babes & Bull

Elephant seals north of Hearst Castle.

There is No Free Lunch Unless...

Everyone works for lunch unless you are a non-productive and then you can depend upon Pres. Obama and the Triumvirate of Pelosi, Reid and Kerry to feed, clothe and pamper you while the productive pay for it. That's what the Socialists do to get votes.

Even these guys are productive as they clean up the environment. They are the ultimate recyclers. The Democrats don't wait for you to die before they pick your bones.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thanks from a Warrior, Antidote to the Jackals

Stress is the greatest cop killer. That is why suicide takes far more law enforcement lives annually than violence by others. Unfortunately, stress takes more than lives. It also destroys law enforcement families, even without a suicide.

I used to joke with new officers who were getting married for the first time. I’d say something along the lines of, “You are not yet a real cop; this is only your first marriage.”

The stressors in police work are articulated by retired police officer and psychologist Dr. Kevin Gilmartin in his invaluable book, "Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement."

It is no secret among law enforcement that the greatest amount of stress for officers is generated within the police department. Nearly thirty years in law enforcement has taught me the truth of that fact.

Viktor Frankl, the famed psychologist and holocaust survivor, posited the thesis that there are only two groups of humans, the decent and the indecent.

Expanding upon Frankl, there are subsets within both groups. Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman popularized the concept of Wolves and Sheepdogs. Wolves are a predatory segment of the indecent people who prey upon the majority decent people, the Sheep. Sheepdogs, the military and law enforcement segment of the decent people, protect the Sheep from the Wolves.

There is a sub-group within the Sheepdogs, which I designate as “Jackals.” They are the Sheepdogs who forego their sacred oath and no longer work for the betterment of society. Within the law enforcement community, the Jackals exacerbate the natural stress cycles and contribute mightily to the emotional destruction of officers and their families.

In a recent exchange of correspondence, LtC Grossman wrote this to me, “Stay staunch, brother Sheepdog!”

To this I replied, “As for staying "staunch" it is getting more difficult as I discover so many Jackals among law enforcement SheepDogs. Kevin Gilmartin's "Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement" nails the issues to the wall.”

With the LtC’s permission, I quote his reply to me:

Hooah, Paul.
Thought you might appreciate this.
Hunt the wolf!

To: Our Sheepdog, Our Cops: "Thanks"
From: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

I've got something I need to say to you, and all of your magnificent 'sheepdog' comrades, and it comes from the heart...

Thirty-two years ago, I was a twenty year old buck sergeant in the 82d Airborne Division, spending over half my time on deployment, leaving behind a young wife and two little babies.

Twenty-two years ago I was a company commander in Panama, leaving a wife and three little boys back at home.

Twelve years ago I was wrapping up my military career, deployed every summer and countless weekends and weeks in between, with a wife and teenagers at home.

For the last eleven years I've been on the road, almost 300 days a year, training cops and military. I get home one or two nights a week: conjugal visit, clean underwear, and back on the road again.

For my entire adult life I've spent more time away from my loved ones than I ever spent with them. And I knew, all they ever had to do, was to pick up the phone and dial three digits, and someone like you would show up to fight and, yes, even die for my loved ones.

And so I need to say something: Thank you.

Thank you, for walking the mean streets during one of the most violent times in history.

Thank you, for going toward the sound of the guns, when everyone else runs away.

Thank you, for being the front-line of defense in the War on Terror.

Thank you, for going in harm's way, every day, that others may live.

Thank you, for watching our back and covering our 'six' when we are overseas.

You should hear those words a lot more often: Thank you.

May God bless you and yours, as you protect and watch over others,

Dave Grossman Lt Col, USA (ret)

Did you catch the LtC’s use of “Hooah?” That’s the greeting and acknowledgment among U.S. Army Sheepdogs. Each of our military branches has their own unique appellation. I am honored that the LtC used his with me.

Law enforcement doesn’t have a universal appellation, and we need one. So, I coined, “Uu-ah!”

The LtC also wrote, “Hunt the Wolf!” That’s what we Sheepdogs do; we hunt Wolves.

To me, the LtC’s words of thanks to all cops are a balm, an emotional antidote to the venom of the Jackals. So Dave, right back to you: Uu-ah SheepDog! Hunt the Wolf & the Jackal!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Many Have Given So Much That I Can Be Here"

Baxter Black speaks the truth from his heart.

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sucking the Vibrancy Out of America

“Change” and “Yes we can,” mantra of a Presidential hopeful. Here’s something that the new President Obama can address:

DAVOS, Switzerland: This was supposed to be the year the United States came in from the cold at the annual gathering of world leaders here. But instead of receiving a warm embrace, American policies were rebuked again and again in rhetoric that recalled the anger of the Bush years - except the ire this time was mostly directed at Washington's economic failings, rather than its diplomatic ones. 1

There is a deep reservoir of good will for President Barack Obama personally and the change in direction he represents. But his administration is about to discover that the rest of the world does not seem to be in a hurry to forgive and forget - and that it sees a new threat in the form of U.S. protectionism. 1

A binge of new borrowing by Washington could effectively crowd out other borrowers by pushing interest rates higher over the long term, and would be especially painful for developing countries that rely on foreign capital. 1

Is the whole world stupid or what? It was the Democratic Party that set in motion the house of cards by mandating the changes to home mortgage rules allowing non-qualified persons to spend themselves and the nation into disaster. Now we have a Democratic Party President escalating the economic disaster as he continues the creation of a socialist society dependent upon government.

If that is not totally insane, this is.

"The irony of the situation," said Haas, of the Council on Foreign Relations, "is that everyone is still looking to the U.S. for leadership to fix things or at least make things better." 1

The U.S. is to make things better with a president who has socialism in his heart? The sound you hear is socialism sucking the vibrancy out of America.

The socialist world will love Obama because he will do all that they have been doing. So, are the Davos attendees stupid? No, they are playing international politics. And since all politics are local, they are playing to their home crowds. Now they have another opportunity to blame somebody other than themselves.

Need a translation of Obamaspeak? Read Terry Paulson to understand what Obama really has in mind. 2

Links in this Blog:
1. In time of crisis, looking to U.S. with wariness and hope

2. Paulson: 'Obamaspeak' translation

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Somebody Did Pay

Photographer Unknown

This photo reminds me of my trip to the Wall and Arlington in May 2007.

Freedom is not Free and Somebody Indeed Did Pay!