"I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example. And that we have fewer ships that we had in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. And so, the question is not a game of Battleship where we're counting ships, it's what are our capabilities?"

Appearing on CBS the next morning, Ryan told host Norah O'Donnell that he couldn't make sense out of the “horses and bayonets” line.”

"To compare modern American battleships with bayonets, I just don't understand that comparison,” the Wisconsin Republican said. “Look, we have to have a strong Navy to keep peace and prosperity."

What an idiot.

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"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader."

~ Plato


Hallelujah! We have paid off our BofA credit card! It was bad enough when it was owned by the original company. But when I saw that Bank of America had bought that company and was now administering my account, I knew it was time to pay that thing off ASAP!

I just filled out their online “satisfaction” survey. First, they asked if I would recommend them to a friend. I said, “Not at all likely.” I gave the same answer to the question, “If you were to take out a loan, how likely would you choose BofA?”

When they got around to asking about the man who answered the phone — and this involved the most questions — I gave him rave reviews. I am not going to be responsible for the bank demoting or firing him. When they asked me to put in my own words what I thought of his performance, I said, “It must be difficult working for a soul-sucking, bailout-grabbing conglomerate like yours. But he was very friendly and helpful.” 🙂