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Horses and bayonets


In the third and final presidential debate the other night, a condescending Obama derided Romney’s measure of military might as being outdated. “You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did  in 1916,” said Dear Leader. “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets,  because the nature of our military’s changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines.” Classic Obama-style snottiness.

Horses are still required for fighting, as the Special Forces use them in Afghanistan. And apparently there are more bayonets now in the US military inventory than there were in 1916, though the military has cut back and altered the training they require with bayonets (the last US bayonet charge was in the Korean War). I have a bayonet, the modern M9, which fits on the end of a Mossberg 590 shotgun. The pump-action Mossberg 590 was once standard issue for the US Marines, until they went to the Benelli Super 90 automatic (called the M4 in the military).

I like the M9 bayonet. It’s a solid chunky piece of metal. It can cut through chain-link fence, though I haven’t bothered to try it. The hole in the blade matches a pin on the fiberglass scabbard. When you fit them together, it becomes a mini bolt-cutter, using the thicker back edge of the blade against a C-shaped piece of metal on the end of the scabbard. Very effective.

The “lamestream” media tended to call the third debate in favor of Dear Leader, even though he came off as peevish, condescending and angry. I think he will be even more angry when he loses the election. After all, in the past four years, he spent more time playing golf than he spent on economic meetings, or attending his daily intelligence briefings. There’s a lot more taxpayer-funded golf that he needs to play in the next four years, and lots more taxpayer-funded vacations that Michelle Obama needs to take.

After November 6, Dear Leader and his wife will have all the time they need to play golf or vacation, but they will need to pay their own way.

One Comment
  1. 2012-10-26T10:39:56+00:00 10:39

    How can you help but be perceived as condescending when you’re dealing with stupidity? Maybe he should have just patted his head.

    I’m not voting for either party, but I applaud the snottiness.


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