Ain't That Tough Enough?


President Obama isn't "man enough" to deal with America's enemies. That's exactly the rhetoric of men who have never served in the military and have never had to be held accountable for using American troops to advance America's interests or to hold them back and NOT use them because that would undermine our credibility and overplay our hand. Sometimes, it is far smarter and more effective to not use military force. Nevertheless, President Obama has a "manhood" problem? Really?

But wait:
An operation targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is under way in Abyan and Shabwa, Yemen, a high-level Yemeni government official who is being briefed on the strikes told CNN on Monday.
The official said that the scale of the strikes against AQAP is "massive and unprecedented" and that at least 30 militants have been killed. The operation involved Yemeni commandos who are now "going after high-level AQAP targets," the official said.
A day earlier, suspected drone strikes targeted al Qaeda fighters in Yemen for the second time in two days, killing "at least a dozen," the government official said.
I find this level of rhetoric frustrating. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there are elements of the media who persist in thinking that you have to overwhelm everyone with blunt military force. The President can kill anyone he wants whenever he wants with screaming death machines from the sky--and so he does, making our enemies die like dogs. One minute, they're all happy and safe and the next minute a rocket lands in their ear. Holy crap.

I'm sorry but how's that for being not tough enough?

Way to Go, Dumbasses


There's a company in Toronto you don't want to work for.

It's something called askfortask.com and it recently experimented with using a nap room to help their overworked employees cope with being exhausted at work. When they discovered that their exhausted employees were actually, um, exhausted, they call the idea a failure.

News flash--tired people are tired because they're either overworked or don't have any life skills. Which one would you choose if you knew that this company was working people 70 hours a week? And why are we still having a debate over the wisdom of treating people like human beings and respecting their work-life balance? If you treat the people who work for you like cattle, they're going to sabotage your company and leave. Fast.

Run, don't walk away from these Canadians.