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More on ‘the balloon’

| February 4, 2023 | 50 Comments
More on ‘the balloon’

  Well, the country is atwitter over the Chinese “weather” balloon floating over the heartland of the United States. Leaving behind whether it should have been shot down as soon as it crossed the coast – why not? Worrying about a potential crash debris problem must have been an excuse invented by PINO Joe, no […]

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A Modest Proposal II

| February 3, 2023 | 10 Comments
A Modest Proposal II

One of the unicorns of the gun-grabbing left is “universal background checks” – they want every gun transaction to have to be pre-approved by the government. They couch their version as a “gun safety” proposal to limit bad folks from getting  guns. Sort of like how the Brady bill was supposed to do it, and […]

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New Army personnel system working as expected

| January 31, 2023 | 26 Comments
New Army personnel system working as expected

Let’s be clear about this…”working as expected” if you’ve spent maybe 50 years watching how ‘well’ Army personnel systems work. Working well from an objective, “gets the job done efficiently and well in a timely manner version of ‘well’?” Uh, no, not so much. The outage, which is preventing the Army from issuing DD-214 discharge […]

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Short take Monday – Mikey, Lindh, NIH

| January 30, 2023 | 14 Comments
Short take Monday – Mikey, Lindh, NIH

The US Merchant Marine Academy has covered up a large painting of Jesus walking on water after a complaint from Mikey Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Weinstein claimed the painting of Jesus “clearly projects the sectarian supremacy of Jesus Christ in some sort of obvious ocean rescue scenario for what appears to be distressed mariners […]

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Think before you get on that Army chopper in the future

| January 25, 2023 | 52 Comments
Think before you get on that Army chopper in the future

Apparently the Army is now OK with letting cheaters get their wings and fly multi-million dollar aircraft. Is there some shortage of applicants for flight school now? If I lose a few years and a couple stone in weight I’ll go! From Army Times; Flight school cheating ring ends in second chances for hopeful pilots […]

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Joe, Sheila… and then there’s SanFran sans Nan

| January 17, 2023 | 71 Comments
Joe,  Sheila… and then there’s SanFran sans Nan

Been a good day for political stupid. In the first item, Mr. Gun Expert Joe Biden weighed in on police shootings, questioning why they don’t just shoot for the leg or some such. “Instead of anybody coming at you and the first thing you do is shoot to kill, you shoot them in the leg,” […]

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Remember the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

| January 14, 2023 | 21 Comments
Remember the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Once upon a time, long,  long ago in a country almost forgotten, wise leaders in that oil-using place decided that having some emergency supplies of usable oil was a good idea. Gee, what a good idea! Then, the new leader of that then-oil-independent country decided to turn them oil-import-dependent, so he killed permitting for a […]

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Get woke, fly safer, right?

| January 14, 2023 | 22 Comments
Get woke, fly safer, right?

Hopefully none of our DWs and DWettes were flying Wednesday when virtually all continental air traffic was shut down or the first time since 9/11 by “serious FAA system failures”. In December 2021, the FAA, under Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, changed the “Notice to Airman” (NOTAM) to “Notice to Air Missions” — preserving the same […]

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