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Thursday, December 17, 2015


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pero's Quick Scorecard: Republican Debate V

These debates are getting more and more tiresome...Nothing new is going to be learned, and there are way too many candidates on stage.

The winner of the night was:  'The Queen'...Because she doesn't have to do debates.  She is parading her way to the Democratic coronation, and will enter the Presidential Debates unscathed by Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, or any other fake opponent.

Luckily, 'The Queen' is a trainwreck candidate.  Even more than Donald Trump.

That said, thankfully the state primary and caucuses start soon; if for no other reason we need to get some of the Republican pretenders to run out of money and drop out.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Prager University: Game of Loans

"We teach what isn't taught." - Dennis Prager

I am a father of two daughters:  One who chose not to go to college, and one who has every intention of going to college...There is nothing I want more than for both of these wonderful young ladies to have happy, successful lives.

That said, I worry my oldest daughter will have fewer career options because she didn't go to college...But she has a huge advantage over many of her peers because she doesn't have massive student debt as an albatross around her neck.

Like most parents, I am hopeful my youngest daughter does go to college and graduates with a fantastic degree - which SHOULD give her an advantage when it comes to her career compared to most of her peers, and compared to her sister...But I am terrified at the thought of her entering her adult life with the student loan albatross around he her neck her sister doesn't have.  Oh, and she'll also have the mind-fuck of years of Liberal propaganda - at it's most extreme, but that's another issue for another day.

In this semester there are two things I hope you will keep in mind:
1.  Americans have $1.3 trillion in student loan debt - much of which is held by people who didn't even get a degree.
2.  Only 59% of students who enter a four-year college graduate.
3.  Far too many of those who do get a college degree, get one in a field which is useless - or worse!

This semester of Prager University is presented by: Charlie Kirk

"We are lending money we don't have, to kids who can't pay it back, to train them for jobs that no longer exist." - Mike Rove

"If students were going to college in record numbers to study engineering, or computer science, or biology, professions with high employment rates, maybe these crazy sums would make some sense.  Maybe.  But the most common majors are in the social sciences and communications...Not surprisingly, these majors have very high unemployment rates.  As in, they don't prepare you for a job." - C.K.


Thursday, December 10, 2015


Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Women in Combat? Great idea?

"As long as they qualify and meet the standards, women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. They'll be able to drive tanks, give orders, lead infantry soldiers into combat." - U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

That sounds reasonable...Right??

It may sound reasonable, but truly reasonable people know it is garbage.  They know the issue is "meet the standards."

The reality is the vast majority of women cannot "meet the standards."  This isn't a sexist comment.  It's biology...It's the way men and women are created and wired.  And I'm not here to say it's a good thing that men are better suited to this job.  It just is what it is, and those who are unwilling to be honest about it are putting National Security at risk.

They are also putting women in a situation to fail - or die.

I'm sure that makes me a radical, and a participant in the fictional 'war on women.'

That said, most women know I'm right.

Forget what I think, though.  Let's see what someone who has been in combat has too say.

Sergeant Major Justin Lehew (U.S. Marine Corps)

Ok, been silent long enough on this. I have been a part of this process from the beginning and I am just going to put it out there. The Secretary of the Navy is way off base on this and to say the things he is saying is flat out counter to the interests of national security and is unfair to the women who participated in this study.

We selected our best women for this test unit, selected our most mature female leaders as well. The men (me included) were the most progressive and open minded that you could get. The commander of this unit was a seasoned and successful infantryman. The XO of this unit was as good as they get, so good the USMC made her the CO of the Officer Candidate School. I just selected the SgtMaj of the unit to head up our senior enlisted academy at Camp Lejeune, NC. No one went in to this with the mentality that we did not want this to succeed. No Marine, regardless of gender would do that.

With our limited manpower we cannot afford to not train everyone to the best of their abilities. This was as stacked as a unit could get with the best Marines to give it a 100 percent success rate as we possibly could. End result? The best women in The GCEITF as a group in regard to infantry operations were equal or below in most all cases to the lowest 5 percent of men as a group in this test study. They are slower on all accounts in almost every technical and tactical aspect and physically weaker in every aspect across the range of military operations.

SECNAV has stated that he has made his mind up even before the release of these results and that the USMC test unit will not change his mind on anything. Listen up folks. Your senior leadership of this country does not want to see America overwhelmingly succeed on the battlefield, it wants to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to pursue whatever they want regardless of the outcome on national security.

The infantry is not Ranger School. That is just a school like any other school and is not a feeder specifically to the infantry. Anyone can go to that school that meets the prereqs, just like airborne school. Kudos to the two women who graduated. They are bad-asses in their own right. In regards to the infantry….there is no trophy for second place. You perform or die. Make no mistake. In this realm, you want your fastest, most fit, most physical and most lethal person you can possibly put on the battlefield to overwhelm the enemy’s ability to counter what you are throwing at them and in every test case, that person has turned out to be a man.

There is nothing gender biased about this, it is what it is. You will never see a female Quarterback in the NFL, there will never be a female center on any NHL team and you will never see a female batting in the number 4 spot for the New York Yankees. It is what it is.

As a country we preach equality. But to place these mandates on the military before this country has even considered making females register, just like males, for the selective service is in all aspects out of touch with reality. Equality and equal opportunity start before you raise your right hand and swear an oath to this country. Yes, we are an all-volunteer force at the moment. Should this country however need to mobilize rapidly again to face the threats of the world like our grandfathers did, it will once again look to the military age males of this country to fill the ranks because last I checked, we did not require women to register for the selective service.

Until that happens, we should not even be wasting our time even thinking about opening up the infantry to women. To my female Marine friends out there, I love you to death, you are the best of the best and you have my continued admiration for what you do and to the Marines of the GCEITF….you are tops in my book for taking up the challenge…regardless what the SECNAV says about you not being the best that we could have put in that unit because you were….on all accounts.

Thursday, December 03, 2015


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