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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| January 22, 2021 | 62 Comments

Know your shapes. The Democrats added a new “shape” to the list, “TrumpVotesGon”. Additional “shapes” that could be in the hopper: “ElectoralCollegegon, gunsgon, conservativesgon, etc. Enjoy your weekend.

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UPDATE- SECDEF Austin’s Day One Message

UPDATE- SECDEF Austin’s Day One Message

| January 22, 2021 | 31 Comments

Just in- the Senate has confirmed General Lloyd Austin, USA (Ret) as Secretary of Defense. Much ado will be made of his ethnicity, which is unfortunate. Like most here, I’m much more interested in his past performance, ethics and professionalism. On these points, from what I’ve read, I’m encouraged. OAM sends. Austin confirmed as new […]

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“Salute the Marines” – No salutes given

“Salute the Marines” – No salutes given

| January 22, 2021 | 45 Comments

Well, it appears as if C-SPAN caught the new Commander-in-Chief in another of his characteristic gaffes. The sundowning septuagenarian can be heard saying, “Salute the Marines” as he walks past a Marine sentry with his wife. He didn’t actually, you know, do the thing, with your hand, c’mon man! Some, like the poster of the […]

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Three pilots die in NY Natl Guard helicopter crash

Three pilots die in NY Natl Guard helicopter crash

| January 22, 2021 | 14 Comments

The KoB sends in the sad news that three warriors were lost in a helicopter crash this week while conducting a nighttime training flight. All three pilots were highly experienced aviators. From Fox News; The UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter crashed in a farmer’s field near Mendon, south of Rochester, around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

Air Force’s New Grooming Standards

| January 22, 2021 | 10 Comments

Ahh, grooming standards. The term warms the hearts of NCOs everywhere regardless of Service Branch. Easily understood and enforced, although AWANEd thought MAA’s handing out speeding tickets for haircut violations at the barber shop entrance pretty chickenshit. And it was. Brave new world though, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, so leave it to the Air Force […]

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

| January 22, 2021 | 29 Comments

Since the lefties are rapidly becoming nothing better than Nazis, here is the correct definition and description of Nazis:  Nazi Party, byname of National Socialist German Workers’ Party, German Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), political party of the mass movement known as National Socialism. Under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, the party came to power in Germany in 1933 and governed by totalitarian methods […]

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You can’t go home, but you can’t stay here, says Congress

You can’t go home, but you can’t stay here, says Congress

| January 22, 2021 | 68 Comments

Politico reports that thousands of troops were kicked out of their abysmal housing sleeping in the halls of Congress. After securing the American political elite during the inauguration they were summarily kicked out. They had to seek sanctuary in a parking garage. In response to cries of betrayal, they were allowed back in to continue […]

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Valor Friday

Valor Friday

| January 22, 2021 | 10 Comments

I’m going to return to telling some valor stories that revolve around vehicles again. I talked a while back about the B-24 “Flak Bait” that flew more missions than any other American aircraft during World War II. Today’s subject has an incredible story, but the aircraft was sadly scrapped in 1945. There is only one […]

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