The War in Ukraine

Artillery update (h/t Claudio) – New artillery and radar combination systems are heading to Ukraine or are already there. The counterbattery fire options and coordination with drone aircraft will give them significant advantages over the existing systems that Russia has. They call artillery the king of the battlefield for a reason.




Plague Vax

(Gateway Pundit) As time marches on, the complications,  some leading to death, from the plague vaccinations, are more apparent.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday that it would limit who can receive the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Covid-19 shot due to the serious risk of blood clots.

The FDA announced that it would limit the authorized use of J&J Covid-19 shots to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom other authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines are not accessible or clinically appropriate and to individuals 18 years of age and older who elect to receive the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine because they would otherwise not receive a COVID-19 vaccine.


Identify the Aircraft


A Quote from CYRANO

A truly inspired insult is a work of art.

The stageplay has a different version, both in English and the original French. This is the wording as appeared in the 1950 version of CYRANO starring José Ferrer and directed by Michael Gordon. For the record, Edmond Rostand wrote the stageBrian Hooker the English tCarl Foreman the 

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Vicomte de Valvert: Monsieur, your nose… your nose is rather large.

Cyrano de Bergerac: Rather?… Is that all?

Vicomte: Well of course…

Cyrano: Oh, no, young sir. You are too simple. Why you might have said a great many things. Why waste your opportunity?
For example, thus:

AGGRESSIVE: I, sir, if that nose were mine, I’d have it amputated on the spot.

PRACTICAL: How do you drink with such a nose? You must have had a cup made especially.

DESCRIPTIVE: ‘Tis a rock, a crag, a cape! A cape? Say rather, a peninsula!

INQUISITIVE: What is that receptacle? A razor case or a portfolio?

KINDLY: Ah, do you love the little birds so much that when they come to see you, you give them this to perch on.

CAUTIOUS: Take care! A weight like that might make you top-heavy.

ELOQUENT: When it blows, the typhoon howls, and the clouds darken!

DRAMATIC: When it bleeds, the Red Sea.

SIMPLE: When do they unveil the monument?

MILITARY: Beware, a secret weapon.

ENTERPRISING: What a sign for some perfumer!

RESPECTFUL: Sir, I recognize in you a man of parts. A man of… prominence! Or,

LITERARY: Was this the nose that launched a thousand ships?

These, my dear sir, are things you might have said, had you some tinge of letters or of wit to color your discourse. But wit? Not so, you never had an atom. And of letters, you need but three to write you down: A-S-S. Ass!

Vicomte: Insolent puppy, dolt, bunpkin, fool!

Cyrano: How do you do? And I, Cyrano Savinien Hercule de Bergerac.


  1. Observation: If the cream supposedly rises to the top (I have found this to be true in the private sector), how is it every cretin, fool, ninny, or do-nothing manage to gain the higher rungs of society? It’s as if Government rewards incompetence and the stupid, like the clueless boat guy.

    Perhaps we need to bring back better insults:

    Bessie Braddock: “Winston, you are drunk, and what’s more you are disgustingly drunk.”

    Churchill: “Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.”

  2. Excellent tips. I shall look forward to more of those. Now you know why my garden is full of protected English bluebells.
    That version of CYRANO is genius.
    I heard a good one the other day from some of my pals.
    Friend 1:(rubbing his belly after a good feed at the pub) “Do you know, I think I might be approaching overweight!
    Friend 2: (takes swig of beer and smirks) From which direction…

  3. Several English translations of Cyrano exist, including one by Anthony Burgess. But the best is the Hooker translation. Amusing as the takedown of Valvert (who ends up getting run through) is, the “I love hatred” speech to Le Bret (Act II) is the core of Cyrano.

      • Running somebody through was far more acceptable then than it is today (in most parts of the world) – which may be a serious mistake. Joe Brandon, for example, would have been chopped into bloody sushi decades ago, saving us all from this misery.

  4. O/T: This just in from a medical news aggregator.
    Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggest COVID-19 was a contributing factor in 14.9 million excess deaths globally during 2020 and 2021, roughly 10 million more than what was officially attributed to COVID-19.

    Here is the link to the WHO site:

    Why does this last-minute finding of an additional 10 million deaths from The Coof remind me of the 2020 election? Were these additional deaths trucked in from out of state at 2AM and unloaded in offices with cardboard taped over the windows?

    Nah, that’s crazy talk. Don’t arrest me, Nanny Jankowicz!

    • They’re trying to justify extreme measures and to offset the emerging numbers of vaccine-related illnesses up to and including fatalities. It’s called, “pulling the numbers out of your ass” in less polite society.

      The vaccines were not and are not “safe”. They may have helped in some cases (who knows?) but they didn’t keep you from contracting the plague or transmitting the plague.

      • Working for the government means never admitting wrongdoing regardless the level of buffoonery or abject failure. Total deaths from the virus is about 6% of that 14.9 million, assuming that’s even correct. The Not-A-Vax is another story as the bodies are piling up.

    • May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your pubic areas and multiply twice daily!

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