Monday, January 17, 2011

HOT5 Daily 1/17/2011

1. "The Fallacy of Progressive Thought" A good dissection.

Representative Sample: In order to embark upon this counter-intuitive, frustrating journey, one must understand that Progressive belief, theory and policy is non-falsifiable. In other words, it cannot, by any means, human or Divine, be proved false. It is, in essence, as I pointed out in my recent PJM essay (available here), an article of faith, and any reality that does not comport with it is not reality at all and can and must be ignored.

2. "Top 10 Obama Administration Investigation Targets" A couple of these should be avoided by the GOP.

Representative Sample: Rep. Darrell Issa (R.-Calif.), the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has signaled he will conduct numerous oversight investigations of the Obama Administration. Here are the Top 10 areas ripe for investigation for Issa and other congressional Republicans

3. "How Not to Promote Freedom in Africa" Long but worth reading.

Representative Sample: Ever since Carter and Reagan put human rights and democracy, respectively, high on their foreign policy agendas, we have spent a lot of money and expended quite a lot of hot rhetorical air, but achieved very little.

4. "PSEUDO OPERATIONS - FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE" The military could use more of this sort of thinking.

Representative Sample: Well trained and led pseudo teams, operating off current intelligence can wreak havoc amongst the enemy and decimate its ranks. But to do that, we need to adjust our thinking and our approach. But it bears remembering that pseudo teams are not “special forces” – instead they are irregular troops operating under normal command and control.

5. "Roles reversed: Fox shoots hunter in the leg." Fox goes down fighting.

Representative Sample: According to police reports in the region, while fox hunting, a 40-year-old hunter happened to shoot a fox close to the border with Poland.

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1 comment:


    dawkins - got you...

    who's the WINGNUT?



    an example and warning of the fate of those who try to divide people....