Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys in the ground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"The Dildo of Karma rarely comes lubed." -- Unknown

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset., A/K/A P01135809

Monday, February 6, 2023

Shooting Down the Chinese Spy Balloon, Cancun Cruz Ed.

Sen. Rafael T. Cruz said that waiting to shoot down the Chinese spy balloon until it was over water "telegraphed weakness".

First off, I gather that the fact that the equipment package the balloon had was the size of three buses and there was no good way to tell where that would fall doesn't bother Ted, but that's to be expected from a double-Ivy league grad who is LARPing as a bubba.

But hey, if the balloon had gone over Austin Texas (where Ted lives), sure, shoot it down. But he probably would have grabbed a plane to Cancun for an impromptu vacation (and left his dog home, alone).

(Crossposted here)


CenterPuke88 said...

He’s right…it shows that we weakly consider the human lives of our citizens are valuable, unlike the Chinese who launch rockets that plummet to earth higgly-piggly.

Stewart Dean said...

The only weakness is between the ears of Senator Cruz....and the rest of the Klown Korps. And then there's the moral vacuum as well.

Sikhandtake Rakhuvar said...

I'd also think that crashing onto land would have damaged the payload a lot more than water, reducing the info we could glean from it.

Comrade Misfit said...

If the equipment package on that thing wasn't equipped with a self-destruct system, you can betcherass that the next one will be.

CenterPuke88 said...

Comrade, if it was, you can also bet the Chinese are praying it went off…the idea of it killing a couple of U.S. Navy divers with an explosion wouldn’t make them comfortable. If I was planning a self-destruct on a device like that, I’d use a thermo destructive device…melt important stuff rather than leave some bits for inspection. Yes, you can learn from the component materials and their percentages, but not as much, and it’s less risky.

CenterPuke88 said...

New report of a "car-sized" shot down off Alaska by a sidewinder...

Comrade Misfit said...

The Chinese seem to be practicing stepping on their cranks with golfing shoes.

CenterPuke88 said...

Indeed, and another cylinder at 40,000 downed over the Yukon by a USAF F-22 at Trudeau’s request of NORAD.