Weekend Open Thread

| May 8, 2020

The Daily Telegraph announces that Germany capitulates. (dirkdeklein.net)

Victory in Europe Day (1945). Seventy-five years ago today, the Nazis unconditionally surrendered. A few months later, Japan would surrender and World War II would come to an end. Enjoy your weekend.

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    1st

  2. Skippy says:

    FIRST

  3. 26Limabeans says:

    First

  4. Graybeard says:

    TOP 10!

  5. Commissioner Wretched says:

    I have totally given up hopes of another WOT “First” and am rooting for the King of Battle to get his Double Ace. In the meantime, here’s your trivia fix for the week, and I do hope you enjoy it!

    DID YOU KNOW…?
    When did the first intercollegiate baseball game take place, and who won?
    By Commissioner Wretched

    I tell you, the older I get, the faster time flies.

    Just a couple of months ago, my younger brother celebrated his 60th birthday.

    This week, our baby sister celebrates number 58.

    The funny thing is, I keep thinking of all of us as kids!

    Does that happen to you, too? You and your siblings are forever children in your mind?

    Or am I, as is usually the case, all alone in this?

    Here we are into the fifth month of 2020, and I still remember how boring my New Year’s Eve was back in January. Seems like you blink a couple of times, and months fly past.

    The solution, of course, is not to stop blinking, but to enjoy things while they are happening and plan on having time to continue doing so. Just like trivia … you have to savor it, enjoy it, and know that it’s here every week, just for you. In fact, here’s this week’s dollop of trivia!

    Did you know …

    … Snow White was not the first Disney Princess? Yes, she was the first in a feature-length motion picture, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” released in 1937. But earlier that year, Disney released a short feature called “The Goddess of Spring.” That film centered around Persephone, a character from Greek mythology. Persephone, as depicted in the film, shows many of the same characteristics that later Disney Princesses would display: strength, beauty, and a notable taste for animal friends. (And an overwhelming ability to get into trouble!)

    … a cat’s vision is better – and worse – than a human’s? Cats can see in much dimmer light and have a wider peripheral view, but they don’t see color as well as humans do. Some scientists say grass appears red to cats. (Not that they care, mark you.)

    … rabbits love licorice? (That’s one thing rabbits and I have in common, then.)

    … there is a patron saint of ice skating? St. Lidwina (1380-1433) was from the Netherlands. She was injured while ice skating at the age of 15 and grew progressively more disabled during her lifetime. Her biographers say she was totally paralyzed except for her left hand. Researchers today believe she suffered from multiple sclerosis. In addition to being the patron saint of ice skaters, Lidwina is also the patron saint of the chronically ill. (Make of this what you will.)

    … the first intercollegiate baseball game took place in 1859? Amherst College and Williams College took to the field in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on July 1st of that year to play the first baseball game between colleges. Amherst was the winner in a real pitchers’ duel, 73-32. The game was played under “Massachusetts rules” which, among other differences from today’s game, had innings in which only one out was required and a game could theoretically go on forever, ending only when one team scored 100 runs (unless an agreed-upon earlier ending was decided). Also, the bases were only 60 feet apart, the batter stood between home and first, runners could be put out by being hit with a thrown ball, and there was no rule requiring runners to stay in base paths. No foul territory, either – you hit the ball, it was in play. Teams had 10 to 14 players on a side on the field, too. (Those rules sound more like “Calvinball” than baseball, if you ask me.)

    … the Leaning Tower of Pisa owes its continued existence to its lean? The Tower, built between 1173 and 1372 in Pisa, Italy, was constructed on soft sands that cause it to lean at a four-degree angle. Those same soft sands that caused the Tower to lean protected it during four strong earthquakes that struck that area of Italy over the centuries, any one of which could have brought the structure down.

    … a Scottish tartan has been designed for a Mars expedition? The tartan was officially registered in 2016 and will be woven when the first manned missions to Mars are scheduled. Samples of the tartan will be worn during science, exploration and outreach activities. (A true Scotsman won’t discuss what’s worn under the kilt, but you can figure out what’s worn under the space suit!)

    … a Russian village is made up of people who can walk tightropes? The town of Tsovkra has, for over 100 years, had a tradition where everyone living there can tightrope walk, and nobody knows how the tradition got started. (Or why it got started.)

    … a law in Canada says that an apology is not evidence of guilt? Canadians, a very polite group of people if there ever was one, say “Sorry” a lot. So much so, in fact, that the Canadian Parliament passed a law in 2009 declaring that an apology can’t be used as evidence of admitting guilt. (Sorry about that, eh?)

    … a 19th Century teething medication contained some pretty unsavory stuff? Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup was a popular concoction in the mid-19th Century, used to soothe the pain of teething in babies. But a close look at its ingredients turns up two things you definitely don’t want to give kids – morphine and alcohol. The syrup was widely popular because it worked, but in 1906 the government passed the Pure Food and Drug Act and that should have put old Mrs. Winslow out of business. The syrup continued to be sold until the 1930s, even though the American Medical Association noted in 1911 that the product could kill babies if they were given too much of it.

    Now … you know!

    • Wilted Willy says:

      Hey Wretch, you forgot to include your email link? And Coke really had Coke in it, no wonder it was so popular???
      Take care all,
      Willy

      • Commissioner Wretched says:

        Sorry, Willy! The e-mail link is:

        didyouknowcolumn@gmail.com

        And it is great to see you back here, my friend!

        • 5th/77th FA says:

          To my Main Man CW and ALL of the most loyal miscreanted d’weeded/weedetted, REMFs, POGs,Ne’er do wells, Feather Merchants and basketable deplorables. Many Thanks! The struggle was real today, no doubt. My inherwebs have been running slowly of late and there was real concern that it would be a swing and a miss. In addition to God’s Grace an advantage I have had is so many working from home don’t have the really high speed low drag fiber optic connections at home that they have at work. The pinnacle of ACE of FIRST was considered nearly unobtainable has now been surpassed. No matter which way life, in its brevity, takes me, it will always be recorded in the Book of First, that the King of Battle endeavored and persevered to become the very FIRST ACE of FIRST! Let it be said as it will be written. Should we continue the assault for a never even contemplated double ACE? Not even the Shadow knows.

          I notice that CW has held out on us and now finally mentions that he has a Sister. Hmmmm? Not that I blame him for hiding her from this crowd. I also understand what you mean about “us” being the old folks now-a-days. When we have the Family Re-union (scheduled for 6 Jun) the pictures come out and the “Old Folks” have passed on and WE are the “Old Folks.”

          Enjoy life and your Families, Brothers and Sisters. As we all know, it can change in the blink of an eye. And no, it doesn’t just happens to others, it happens to us. For those that can, hug your Mom and Dad for those that have lost them. Tell that Sister and Brother how much they mean to you, before it’s too late.

          Enough maudlin, where the Friday Recipe?

  6. 5th/77th FA says:

    FIRE MISSION FIRE MISSION FIRE MISSION! All batt-rees turn to unmask, Threat Axis PREPARE!!!!! TIME ON TARGET!!!! COUNTER BATTERY FIRE!!!!! ON TARGET!!!! FIRE FOR EFFECT!!!!!

    ACES & EIGHTS FIRST for the King of Battle THE King of FIRSTS on the Coveted EARNED never given TAH Friday Weekend Open Thread. The 1st ACE of FIRSTS. The FIRST ACES and 8s of FIRST. You must SUFFER!!!!!!!!!!!

    Set up the Buffet Mi’Lady and Open Up the Bar Pappy…The Celebration is on the Gun Bunny!

    • ChipNASA says:

      You know how it is.
      It’s nice for the elderly to have a hobby.

      😄🖕

      Have a great weekend.

    • The Stranger says:

      Yuengling and CC12 on the King of Battle…for our nautical brethren, “Splice the mainbrace!”

  7. Hack Stone says:

    Hack Stone would like to take this opportunity to remind all of the members of the vast right-wing conspiracy/basket of deplorables known as This Ain’t Hell regulars that although practicing social distancing, wearing masks and working out of your home seems to be a recent fad, there is a proud but humble woman owned business formerly located in Bethesda Maryland that has been practicing these activities before doing so was cool. Always a trendsetter, the Vice President enacted these rules as a health/safety measure, and despite popular misconception, not to hide his lack of personal hygiene.

    And just a gentle reminder that this Sunday is Mother’s Day, so pay honor to the woman who brought you into this world by borrowing $50,000, then declaring bankruptcy so she has to live her last few miserable days on Earth subsisting on generic cat food as she curses the day that you were born.

    And let’s not forget those essential employees providing an invaluable service to America during these trying times, like Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics, willing to defend America at a moment’s notice, just like he did while being a US Navy SEAL all those years ago. A man so humble, that he decided to stop stealing all of the glory from those SEALs serving in combat by removing all traces of his serving as SEAL from the All Points Logistics website. Thank you for serving, Phil, you truly are a silent and noble warrior. And thanks, once again for practicing social distance and streaming your weekend performances of juggling balls on line.

    Finally, Hack Stone would like to claim First Post for the This Ain’t Hell Weekend Open Thread, but in the interest of party unity, and the fact that he doesn’t want to end up in rolled up rug dumped in Fort Marcy Park at midnight will just be satisfied claiming Honorary First Post.

    • Skyjumper says:

      “Always a trendsetter,”

      Read that line Claw and misread it as:
      “Always a TRANSGENDER” LMAO

      Either not enough caffeine, too much caffeine or maybe sucked up too much lead fumes at the range this morning.

      I plead the 5th your Honor or I’ll have a 5th. (smile)

      Oh yeah, nicely done…..AGAIN, KoB.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Hey Hack Stone, does Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics still claim Native American Lineage, or did Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics give that up along with his past claims of having been a USN SEAL?

      • Hack Stone says:

        Phil Monkress of All Points Logistics had a DNA test performed, and it turns out that he is 1/1024th US Navy SEAL.

        Coincidentally, 1/1024 is how much fuel that Daniel Bernath had in his aircraft when he left the flight line Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in September 2013.

      • Green Thumb says:

        We will never know.

        The False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) still avoids calls seeking clarification of his fake Native American, Navy SEAL and Law Enforcement claims.

        He is to busy lining up contracts to obtain taxpayer dollars to fund his government issues and substandard non-deliverable products based on fraudulent claims.

        He is also sounding off his support for issues concerning COVID-19. Odd how virus chooses to criticize another.

    • marinedad61 says:

      Hack Stone,
      I still believe this site could (should) be running a
      BEST OF… series.
      Kick up old dust on a Stolen Valor phony once a week (or twice),
      until the US Government agencies get back to work
      sending out the incriminating truth on the upcoming wave
      of NEW 2020 phonies.

      I expect summer will be very busy here.
      After all, the phonies are STILL online, Facebook, and more,
      doing what they do, and getting noticed (but not outed).
      Looking forward to the busy season.

  8. Cameron says:

    The United States Navy has released an official render for a new class of frigates to be named the Agility-class, built by the Italian firm Fincantieri Marinette Marine (based in Marinette, Wisconsin, originally called Marinette Marine until it was sold to the Italian company Fincantieri Marine Group becoming Fincantieri Marinette Marine).

    Fincantieri is the same company that constructed the first two cruise ships for the Disney Cruise Line in the late 90s when the service first started.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FFG(X)

    • 26Limabeans says:

      Kinda boxy looking. Big radar target but I’ll bet it
      doesn’t matter with all those “emitters” spoofing the
      shit out of anything within range.

      “The U.S. Navy would like for the ship to be able to:

      Destroy surface ships over the horizon,
      Detect enemy submarines,
      Defend convoy ships,
      Employ active and passive electronic warfare systems,
      Defend against swarming small boat attacks”

      In my former life as a military industrial complex employee
      I got to work on some pretty cool programs but today’s
      electronic battlefield hardware is beyond anything I
      thought possible. Hope Bath Iron Works gets some orders.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Clearly shows its Ticonderoga CG / Burke DDG bloodlines.

  9. Sparks says:

    20th

  10. Twist says:

    It’s going to be nice this weekend so I’ll be working on my mini barn. I’ve decided to put in an insulated floor. My chickens will be very appreciative. The new chicks should be ready to be moved outside in a couple of weeks. We are also looking into getting a couple of goats. Sadly the birch syrup making season is over for me, but it looks like the last frost may have already passed so I’ll be able to transplant my vegetable starts from my laundry room to the garden soon.

  11. ArmyATC says:

    Evidence suggests, as many of us have suspected, that the WuFlu was present in the US far earlier than was previously thought. if true, that would mean the entire panic driven lockdown that ruined the economy was completely unnecessary. But it did give our resident leftist butt boi something to be thankful for.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/evidence-suggests-coronavirus-likely-spreading-154500955.html

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I myself had all of the symptoms of that shit back in January.

      • Mason says:

        As did me and the wife. We didn’t lose the sense of taste like they say with the COVID and it lasted much longer than a few days. I was hacking, wheezing, and struggling for at least two weeks before I went in. Got some anti-biotics and in inhaler and immediately started improving. Wife the same, hers lasted for weeks.

        Who knows if it was the Kung Flu or just a cold that turned into a respiratory infection.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          I temporarily lost most of my senses of taste and smell as well as felt like I had run three PT Tests in a row without stretching out afterwards.

      • ArmyATC says:

        The Mrs. and I both became very ill just before the new year, with almost all the symptoms of the ChiCom virus. it took us till damn near the end of January to get over it.

        • Roh-Dog says:

          I had very bad flu-like symptoms in early January too; 104* temp (rare for me), breathing issues (which is abnormal for me) without a productive cough, heart arrhythmia, low blood oxygen levels, partial anosmia, muscle weakness like I’ve haven’t experienced in decades.
          Luckily I always stay stocked with all the usual meds or I probably would have taken a turn and had to go get care.
          The worst of it lasted a week easy, but took almost a month for breathing difficulties to clear up.
          When that antibody test gets offered at VA I’m doing it.

  12. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Twentysomething and Honorary First once again.

    ((((OVER))))

  13. thebesig says:

    In one of the feel good articles, there was a link showing a video of a jogger getting shot. The jogger rounds a pickup truck, then gets into an altercation with the guy with a weapon.

    The men that were with the pickup truck have been detained and charged with murder:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8301035/Ex-cop-son-charged-MURDER-black-jogger-Ahmaud-Arbery-25-connection-him.html

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Very messed up situation and those involved need to be held accountable!

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Yepper, I did some digging yesterday (it was on Thursday FGS) afternoon and found a linky to the AJC that ties a lot of it together, with other background articles. Today’s news, locally, is all about charging the guy that was recording it all. There is still some missing pieces that are being kept quiet, such as the past record of the jogger and some family members. This could get real teh stoopid before it is over.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        Regardless, I predict that the liberal mainstream news media will propagandize it into another bogus race crisis.

  14. thebesig says:

    The Americans that were detained in Venezuela? They have been charged with terrorism, conspiracy, and weapons trafficking. They face up to 30 years in prison.

    https://www.arabnews.com/node/1671731/world

  15. thebesig says:

    Tara Reade wishes that Joe Biden would step out of the race. But, she knows that this would not happen. The leftist media does not appear to want to be enthusiastic about this allegation:

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-ignores-tara-reade-joe-biden-drop-out-of-race

  16. thebesig says:

    Vitamin D levels may influence coronavirus effects… Those with low levels of Vitamin D showed higher risk of mortality. More studies needed to verify this.

    https://www.foxnews.com/science/vitamin-d-levels-covid-19-mortality-rates

    • Mason says:

      So hiding in our houses might not be the best plan of action then? 🙂

    • 26Limabeans says:

      I take 2000mg a day as a supplement.
      Not a lot of sun above the DMZ (45th parallel)
      in the winter.

  17. Combat Historian says:

    Good news for those unfortunate enough to live in the People Republic of Marxichusetts. A federal judge has ruled that Marxichusetts Gov Charlie Baker’s diktat to ban gun sales during chicom flu emergency is unconstitutional. Gun stores in MA may open up for business as early as tomorrow. Not sure what kind of firearms are even available for sale to the people of Marxichusetts, but go get ‘me if you need them before Marxichusetts judge shop and find a leftist judicial hack to shut them down all over again..

    https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/05/07/gun-sales-could-start-up-as-soon-as-saturday/

  18. thebesig says:

    They say, “highest unemployment since the Great Depression”, but the rate that they reported is within range of the annual unemployment numbers during the Great Depression:

    https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/us-stocks-may-8-2020

  19. USMC Steve says:

    This date also commemorates the end of the battle of the Coral Sea. Not a grand victory but a victory nonetheless. We lost our first true fleet carrier the USS Lexington CV-2. My father was a gunners mate on it, and got hit. He was carried off shortly before they scuttled her. Over half the Marine detachment went down with her too.

    • The Other Whitey says:

      Lady Lex gave as good as she got, and the next ship to bear the name did her proud.

      USS Lexington CV-2 had quite an interesting history in the development of naval aviation as well as peacetime service, disaster relief, and spending a month as a floating powerplant for the city of Tacoma.

  20. The Other Whitey says:

    Just one new addition this week: a PB4Y-1 for my wife’s godfather. His dad spent the war in the Pacific as a radioman on such an aircraft.

    https://www.deviantart.com/yt45

    • Cameron says:

      Say TOW, have a watch from me on DeviantArt, CountVonStafford. My specialty is mainly photography (I am currently looking into 3D modeling but I want to sit down with someone who knows the ropes).

      • The Other Whitey says:

        I don’t know about 3D modeling, I just kinda fumble my way through the plastic kind.

        What city is that Pratt St Powerplant in? You just don’t see a lot of that cool-looking red brick on the west coast.

        • Cameron says:

          Baltimore. Probably my favorite structure there because it still has that 1900s look to it. You’ll notice quite a few tall ship pictures on my page.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Cool start TOW. Now this would be a Naval Aircraft that had the wings and engines properly attached on the top of the airframe unlike that modified C130, correct? (Snatches a beignet off mid rats table and dives thru the hatch)

  21. thebesig says:

    Ventura County: Coronavirus infected people, living in a home with a single bathroom, and sharing that home with noninfected people, would need to be removed from that home and into a facility where they would have their own bathroom:

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Off to the Gulag, Enemy of the State.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Get into the cattle car, citizen. It’s for your own safety.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      “Move quietly into the boxcar, Citizen…”

      Is that Woman doing Sign Language Interpretation also a compulsive Break Dancer?

      • 26Limabeans says:

        I’m seeing that a lot lately. My disabled
        sibling learned to sign at an early age
        and she doesn’t even change her facial
        expression when doing so.
        You should be able to put a hood over your
        head and still sign without being misunderstood.

    • Skippy says:

      Should read more like send every illegal alien
      A ballot to vote

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Spot on. They know how many states they need to carry in order to steal the Presidential Election. GA is sending out a form from SecState where you can request a ballot. There are other forms showing up in the mail telling the Resident to send this form in for your ballot

    • rgr769 says:

      Anyone who doesn’t vote the D-rat way may not have their mail-in ballots counted. D-rats will likely find trunk loads of those mail-in ballots in any close races they are worried about losing.

    • Mason says:

      Do you suppose the Democrats will go full dictatorial regime and report 96% voter turnout with 98% voting across the board for the ruling party (Democratic but of course)? Or will they save that for a cycle or two down the road?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      By the way. Back in 2001, there was an interview of the guy running the company that made voting machines for Florida. They used a spring loaded punch to mechanically punch holes in the ballot cards.

      The only way they could figure out how to get “hanging chads” or “dimpled chads” was to put multiple ballots in the machines.

      This was of course dismissed.

      • Mason says:

        That’s probably the only reason they haven’t been able to steal more elections; they’re lazy.

  22. Graybeard says:

    Well, for good news, my MRI on the prostate cancer came back “low risk for clinically significant cancer being present.
    But going to 3-month instead of 6-month follow-ups for the nonce.

    Hope you all have a great weekend.

    • Combat Historian says:

      Graybeard, great news…

      As for me, my latest bloodwork result came in today, and my A1C has dropped back into regular territory after being highly elevated for many months. Took a lot of food choice changes to achieve it, but I’m glad it happened…

    • Mason says:

      Good news for both of you gentlemen!

    • OWB says:

      Glad to hear it from both of you. Good work as well as good news.

    • thebesig says:

      That’s good news! Good luck with your follow-up! :mrgreen:

  23. Combat Historian says:

    For those interested in strange and unusual tanks and AFVs, I present to you the Taiwan ROC Army Type-64 tank, a frankenstein mating of the WWII vintage M-18 Hellcat tank destroyer turret with the chassis of the 1950s M-42 Duster SP ADA vehicle.

    The Free Chinese on Taiwan let nothing go to waste; if it can still shoot a round out of the tube, the ROCs will use it until it literally falls apart. The US sent a couple of hundred WWII m-18 Hellcat TDs to Taiwan as MAP equipment in the early 1950s, and also some M-42 Duster 40mm ADA platforms in the early 1960s.

    As the M-18 Hellcats wore out in the early 1970s, the Free Chinese were forced to improvise, and developed the Type 64 tank in the mid 1970s, with the M-18 TD turret and its 76mm High velocity gun mated to the still functioning M-42 Duster chassis.

    The Free Chinese were forced to do this because the world had turned against Taiwan in favor of the chicoms, and jimmy carter was stingy with US arms for Taiwan due to his coziness with his new chicom pals. The Free Chinese literally had to make do with cannibalized equipment to keep up its defenses. The Free Chinese built a couple hundred of these ersatz Type 64s for point defense and for reserve units, and finally retired them in the late 1980s when Uncle Sam sold a couple hundred obsolescent M60A1s to Taiwan to shore up its armored forces, then composed of a hodgepodge of Type 64s, M-41 Bulldogs, and M-48 Pattons, along with M-113s.

    The ROCs have now upgraded to M-60A3s as their MBT, but in light of the mounting chicom threat, it is well past time for the US to sell a few hundred M1 Abrams to the Free Chinese…

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0f/ec/62/0fec62da8d4d60f449bfa3ac5e232e7d.jpg

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I had two Chinese roommates when I was in college. The first one was Taiwanese and COULD NOT wait to graduate and make his first million dollars, the second was Chicom who refused to believe anything that wasn’t in the propaganda he was spoon fed by his Government and fellow commie handlers, couldn’t stand the second one!

      • Hack Stone says:

        It must have been like living with Donnie and Marie Osmond.

        I’m a little bit capitalism.

        I’m a little bit socialism.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          The Taiwanese roommate was a hardcore Capitalist who loved living in the Free World while the commie was a a PITA.

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        An acquaintance in college was an escapee from the PRC who was commissioned via ROTC. When asked “why join the US Army?” the reply was “kill Communists!!”.

        ” which ones?”

        “All of them!”

        The original plan was Air Force RORTC and Missile Officer. For some reason, after “all of them” came out in an interview, the answer was “Thank you. No”. So Army ROTC was plan B.

  24. Skippy says:

    Look who’s running his pie hole
    After yesterday’s DOJ document dump
    I think he’s getting nervous probably not
    This is the headline on yahoo news
    “Obama says in private call that ‘rule of law is at risk’ in Michael Flynn case“
    Holy shit is he not reading the transcripts from his own people

    • rgr769 says:

      0bammy believes whatever ValJar tells him to believe. I doubt he reads anything other than his golf scorecard.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      This is probably the wrong thread for cooking stuff, but here goes…

      Did anyone ever imagine there were so many recipes for Nothingburger? The Donks have written an entire encyclopedia of Nothingburger recipes!

      And with all that, they subsist on cold Crow.

    • AW1Ed says:

      Just posted up the article, Skippy.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Posted a link to another article with the words “no empirical evidence”…

      That’s gonna sting…

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      zer0 has a point. The rule of law was at risk in the Flynn case.

      That is now being corrected.

      Which is why zer0 is sweating coconuts. He and his minions have much misconduct for which to answer.

  25. Hack Stone says:

    Air Force weather forecaster assaults military police. His defense will claim that he was under a lot of pressure.

    https://www.stripes.com/airman-captured-in-texas-after-16-day-manhunt-1.629094

    • Mason says:

      He looked like that when we found him, I swear. He was already Injerd.

    • Skippy says:

      Talk about Kung Fu fighting 4 on 1 WTF AF SP on a nuclear base can’t handle a nut job
      I wonder what would happen if a group of highly motivated people wanted to steal a bomb

    • AW1Ed says:

      “The officials had visited his home to order him to surrender his firearms after he’d sent a threatening email to his chain of command…”

      Not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

  26. thebesig says:

    Life in a Thai prison, you don’t want to end up here… Easy to do if you don’t pay the bribe:

  27. thebesig says:

    Russian commandos are helping the Venezuelans search for the others who escaped being captured in the aftermath of the botched “invasion”:

    https://www.trtworld.com/americas/russia-to-help-venezuela-search-for-members-of-failed-incursion-report-36167

  28. thebesig says:

    New coronavirus cases show up after lockdowns eased:

    https://apnews.com/fce9ea63c7c4199e4ff39ddd54d3944e

    • marinedad61 says:

      Expect it.
      Severity unknown.
      Anything from an uptick…
      … to a full blown 2nd wave (that could be worse).
      Who knows?
      In reality, nobody really knows.

  29. Green Thumb says:

    My dog just dropped a huge steaming pile of Phil Monkress in the yard.

    The neighbor lady is staring at it…

    Unsure how she can handle the smell.

    She should step back.