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The Future of the US Navy

There is species of crazy talk about ship acquisition here, that you can read if you’d like to.  It’s aspirational by people who are not grounded in the reality of an appetite by the US Congres, the taxpayers, or demographics.

The Navy wants more ships – a grand fleet of the Republic – but up against manning, training, and maintenance realities, for all their talk, they want to build a paper tiger.

Consider that there is a barrage of persecution handed out to white, heterosexual service members that causes them to leave the service in droves. I’m not saying that persons of color with ambiguous sexual identification can’t person (was ‘man’) a navy. The demographics in America aren’t in line to support that aspiration. There are simply not enough qualified people of color/colored people or people who are LGBTQ to fill the levy. Maybe enlisting illegal aliens coming across the border is part of the solution – recruit from the third world.


The Misunderstood Slow Joe Brandon

“We’ve done one hell of a job,” the demented, corrupt US President told a Portland Oregon yacht club’s assembled membership…more here. Biden attended a fundraiser at the Portland Yacht Club hosted by Win McCormack, the owner of the Communist rag, “The New Republic.”

Brandon then flew back to DC for another fundraiser attended by the DC elite, incoherently babbling as usual. But they love him for it, don’t they?


Clandestine Aid to Ukraine

I have no official access to the information presented below. However, I am well-read.

After Russia invaded Crimea, CIA began a clandestine training school “somewhere in the southern U.S.” that was focused on training elite Ukrainian special forces in guerilla fighting tactics. That program has been running for the past seven years,  and for all I know, it still is. Maybe it’s been moved to Poland now?

Since 2015, these CIA-trained forces returned to Ukraine’s eastern border where Russian troops were positioned by Vladimir Putin.

The top-secret program is run by the agency’s paramilitary officers working for the CIA’s “Ground Branch”, officially known as Ground Department was created by the Obama administration after Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014. President Biden has further funded and strengthened it and Ground Branch paramilitaries routinely traveled to the eastern Ukraine front and advised their counterparts there.

If you work for Ground Branch, it means that you went through language training so you speak Ukrainian (too).

I think many of these specially trained Ukrainian warriors/course graduates are part of the reason why Putin’s war is going so badly. One former CIA official commented that the program “taught Ukrainians how to kill Russians” if their country was attacked. The experience included training in firearms, camouflage techniques, land navigation, tactics such as cover and move, intelligence tradecraft, guerilla warfare tactics, and how to maintain secure communications behind enemy lines or in a “hostile intelligence environment.” Sometimes that was referred to as “denied area operations” in the past.

I’ve heard that the Russians acquired American-made Javalin missiles, captured from Ukraine. It’s not uncommon that something like this would happen in war (see below).

However in this case, how many would they likely capture, and would they be able to exploit them against the Ukraine military in any meaningful way?



To preserve our independence, we must not let our politicians load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretense of caring for them, the people will be much happier.

— Thomas Jefferson,  Letter to Thomas Cooper (29 November 1802).


Starry Night?


Top Earning States for Doctors

The following is an excerpt from Becker’s Hospital Review.

Kentucky and Tennessee have the highest average annual compensation for physicians, according to Medscape‘s “Physician Compensation Report 2022.”

To determine the top-earning states for physicians, Medscape collected responses from 13,000 physicians across 29 specialties from Oct. 5, 2021, through Jan. 19, 2022.

The 10 top-earning states, based on the report, including ties:

1. Kentucky: $364,000

1. Tennessee: $364,000

3. Alabama: $358,000

4. Missouri: $357,000

5. Oregon: $352,000

6. Indiana: $350,000

7. North Carolina: $348,000

8. Connecticut: $346,000

8. Texas: $346,000

8. Florida: $346,000

31 thoughts on “Sunday Summary

  1. Love the new camo scheme on the ship in your title photo. How do they get paint to look like that? Is it effective?

      1. They contacted a bunch of us “Grumpy Old Scale Modelers” and got expert advice on making it look “weathered”.

  2. Jefferson, IMHO, was one of the brightest men to ever serve as president. Congress would do well to listen to him but they won’t.

    1. They take it one step further by actively working to undermine everything he wrote.

    2. Jeferson and Franklin were men whose vision penetrated beyond the immediate concerns of the times to see the vast potential of the United States of America.
      Sadly, (perhaps inevitably) the ideal has deteriorated.

      “A republic, if you can keep it.”

      1. Franklin resisted an open break with England- he preferred to negotiate amicable relations benefiting both countries. When this proved impossible, he parlayed France against England, substantially ensuring America’s victory.

        Jefferson initially favored an agrarian economy consisting of self-sufficient yeoman farmers. (His estates worked on this principle.) The rise of industrialism prompted adjustments to that model, Jefferson adapted to the changes.

        Both men saw the need for educating the citizens of the new republic and planned and endowed universities to begin the process.

        Men of vision…

  3. Looks like the Navy has lost some of its pride with all their Pride. Or maybe the Home Depot paint order has been delayed with supply chain problems while The Hollowman sends a Billion here, a Billion there, to fight someone else’s idiotic “small incursion”.

    “We’ve done one hell of a job,” – Sure has…wrecking the country, their intended goal to cover their treasonous tracks while enslaving the middle class.

    Jefferson was only 33 when he was tapped to assist, Franklin was 69. Both brilliant. Love to hear what they’d say now, strolling through the Capitol, assuming the Old Decrepit Woman wouldn’t have him arrested for trespassing.

    1. There is a lot of Pride in the US Navy. and the Navy I knew is all but gone except in a few details.

      1. And my late cousin’s beloved Air Force is having mucho problemo recruiting fresh meat. Something like 50% off their goals. That does not make for a sustainable branch, but it does make for a sustainable decline.

  4. RE: Navy. Once again you present facts that counter “feelings”. Too bad those who should be paying attention won’t. Our only hope is our adversaries aren’t doing better.

    Perhaps “Ground Department” graduates can turn their attention to the Soros crime syndicate. An enemy close at hand.

    Nice picture of our soldiers with Panzerfausts. Derivatives are still in use all over the world.

      1. It seems Maurice Samuel was prescient in his writings. His original quotes may accuse a little too widely, but with application of some focus, we have:

        “When Germany and England and America will long have lost their present identity or purpose, the Soroses shall still be strong in theirs.”

        “Soroses are the destroyers and will remain the destroyers. Nothing you can do will meet their demands and needs. They will forever destroy because …” [what Person X said].

  5. CIA began a clandestine training school “somewhere in the southern U.S.”

    My guess it would be in a heavily wooded area that had a river and swamps near it that was home to an Army base with a jump school.

    1. I don’t think that you’re far off the mark. They didn’t set it up at The Farm.

  6. What we need is 500 modern warships in good repair manned by real USN sailors instead of a giant HR department and a bunch of poisonous cliques.

    Also, the modern equivalent of a 1988 carrier air wing on each CVN.

    The treason club formerly known as Congress will never allow it, though.


    1. Kle, agree we need them but sadly doubt very much that there are sufficient men and women to man them.

      1. There would be if we got rid of all the woke DIE (Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity crap. Eliminate those people, and move their slots into the ships and squadrons where they’re needed. Immediately retire 2/3 of the admirals and their staffs. If we start getting ready for war now, we might be almost ready in 5 years. One way or another, war is coming.

  7. “I knew is all but gone except in a few details.” Definitely concur with that…dammit… I knew Stefany when he was over at PEO ships. We worked with him on a couple of “R&D” units. He was realistic and did well to bring two new AGORs (Armstrong and Ride) in under budget and on time. Saw that ‘version’ of Starry Night a few months ago, VERY nice!

  8. Sometimes I think I can hear my Dad spinning away in his grave over what’s happened to his beloved Navy.

    The Starry Night rendering is a modern classic.

    1. Same here. As much as I miss him, I’m glad he hasn’t had to see what’s been happening to the Navy, our nation, or the world.

  9. I saw a Navy video the other day where all these sailor persyns were being given trans awareness training. Complete with projectors, flags and all of that. No kidding. Didn’t have the heart to post it but plenty of people, not least Russians, commented on the thread. “Trans, ‘part of the mission? No, it is the mission.'”

    Unreal. “

      1. DJT proved we can bounce back fairly quickly, even when he took incoming fire everyday from the decrepit 75+ old fossils and the bought media. Small victories happening all over America suggests a Midterm major win for people who believe America is the last hope. Then regain the Presidency…that’ll fix this teetering mess in short order.

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