The current squatter at 1600 PA might go down in history for his seemingly most-spoken phrase, “I’m not joking.” Neither are were here at TPOL. But regardless of what he’s saying, the actions of the government he nominally heads definitely are a joke. A big joke.
In this week’s column, Dr. Ron Paul (talking about Iraq, Iran, and Syria) states that American foreign policy has a perfect track record of 100% failure.
Allow us here at TPOL to disagree slightly with the good doctor: it is not just neocon foreign policy, it is American foreign policy as directed by the entire political matrix in power. Liberal, progressive, conservative, neoconservative: all of it has demonstrated an unenviable record of zero success in foreign affairs. At least in the last 50-60 years.Continue reading
Nashville and Uvalde
As we discussed yesterday, there is a lot that we can (and MUST) learn from school murders. And based on initial reports, at least there was some learning on the part of the Nashville cops (the MNPD) and Covenant School, as regards trying to protect children.
Yet they failed, at least to some degree. Some, because there could have been many more dead children and school staff. Nashville’s “finest” did not repeat the serious, fatal errors of the idiots in Uvalde, or those a long time ago at Columbine, Colorado. They responded and ran to the sound of the guns. And they dealt with the mad… mad-it, in the most direct way: they killed it. But only after the monster had killed six people. They didn’t get there in time.
Photo and text from Oleg Volk
The staff and leadership of Covenant Presbyterian Church and their Academy also seems to have learned something, but not enough. Definitely not enough. Oh, they locked the doors. They apparently had some kind of a plan to respond. And they had courageous adults – staff – willing to act and give their lives for the children. We should and do honor them for what they did.Continue reading →