Cartoon of the Day

 

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Bottom Gun – funny

Highway to the Danger Zone

 

Science 

Now captured by photography (not to scale), we have that moment when a vegan is concieved.

 

Ideas

It’s interesting how quickly the European powers latched onto the idea of ironclad warships after the Americans demonstrated their value.

French ironclad Neptune launching a steam-powered torpedo, 1892

 

Naval Warfare

USS Laffey encounters IJN Hiei during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal by 安倍泰師 (right)

USS Laffey (DD-459) was a Benson-class destroyer.

At the height of the violent battle, the battleship Hiei came through the darkness and both ships headed at full speed for the same spot. They missed colliding by 20 feet (10 m).

Laffey unleashed her torpedoes and, using all her firepower, raked the battleship’s bridge, wounding Admiral Abe, and killing his chief of staff. Admiral Abe was thereafter limited in his ability to direct his ships for the rest of the battle. With a battleship on her stern, a second on her port beam, and two destroyers on her port bow, Laffey fought the Japanese ships with the three remaining main battery guns in a no-quarter duel at point-blank range.

She was hit by a 14-inch shell from Hiei. Then, a torpedo in her fantail put Laffey out of action. As the order to abandon ship was passed, a violent explosion ripped the destroyer apart and she sank immediately with heavy loss of life.

 

Will Russia Attack Alaska?

Putin threatened to do it, but the threat is not taken seriously. If Communist China wanted Alaska, that would be a different matter Brandon and General Millie, already on the payroll, might work to make that happen.

All of Putin’s military capacity is concentrated on one objective: Ukraine.

 

 

Bullet Points

* Breitbart lays out the corrupt practices of the Brandon Crime Family. “I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter described in texts to his daughter. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike Pop [Joe]/Big Guy, I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

* American Thinker -During Prohibition, Al Capone’s Chicago gang made the Thompson submachine gun a symbol of gang violence. The “Chicago Typewriter” could empty a hundred-round drum magazine in under ten seconds, and make headlines, while occasionally perforating both targets and bystanders.

Congress saw an opportunity to “do something,” and “wasn’t willing to let a ‘crisis’ go to waste.” The ultimate result is the National Firearms Act of 1934 (“NFA”), which was later amended by the Gun Control Act of 1968 (“GCA”). The net result is that certain firearms and firearm-related items have seriously disfavored status, completely unrelated to anything having to do with crime or Constitution.

The article suggests that it may be time for SCOTUS to take another look at the National Firearms Act and Gun Control Act of 1968.

* Garland’s Impeachment – It would be a rare and wondrous thing if the GOP grew a set of fangs. The Brandon Regime’s Justice Department has yet to take action against abortion extremists menacing pro-life clinics and members of the Supreme Court. Some Republican lawmakers are resolved to hold leadership accountable after the midterm elections—even if that means impeaching Attorney General Merrick Garland.

 

32 COMMENTS

  1. Was it the Laffey that, at one point, was so close to the battleship that the battleship could not depress its main battery enough to hit the destroyer…or am I remembering a different battle.

      • Another book to add to the stack…I am falling behind. Oh well, winter will be here before you know it and sitting in the living room with a fire in the wood stove and reading a good book is a great way to spend your evenings.

          • Yes, Hornfischer was an excellent author/historian. “Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors” is an excellent book, and belongs in the stack, too.

            I have a copy of the book that was autographed by one of the men on the USS Hoel, the first ship sunk at Leyte Gulf.

  2. the gop impeach garland? yeah, right. right after they remove brandon and release the j6 political prisoners, close the border and hang pelosi. you’ll forgive me if i don’t hold my breath.

  3. Question: is Neptune launching a torpedo with a steam catapult, or is the torpedo itself powered by steam? If so…that is, if it is a steam-powered torpedo…how?

    • Both were launched by steam and powered by steam. In the “steam” torpedo, air, fuel, and water are simultaneously fed into the combustion pot. The fuel burns and the water reduces the temperature of the gases produced by combustion. The water turns into steam, thus increasing the mass of the gas.

      Navy interest in the development of an electric torpedo was prompted by the successful development of one during World War I in Germany. The Navy in-house development of an electric torpedo of conventional size was designated the Type EL, then the Mk 1.

      Today the Russians have a nuclear powered torpedo with nearly unlimited range.

  4. Why does Garland look like Fauci’s cousin?

    RR is correct, doubtful anyone goes to prison or gets a sisal rope necktie…the R’s have no stomach for coloring outside the lines, and most are bought.

    These old cretinous men and woman running the Federal show are the root of every problem we have; easily bought, seriously lacking in intellect, narcissistic beyond the pale, and despicable human beings. Need a Reese “cleansing” List, which could happen if enough well-training – now – ex military (with revoked benefits) decide to pool their considerable “talents” to right a serious set of wrongs.

    One can hope.

  5. Laffey’s successor went in Harm’s Way also.
    Laffey survived despite being badly damaged by four bombs, six kamikaze crashes, and strafing fire that killed 32 and wounded 71. Assistant communications officer Lieutenant Frank Manson asked Captain Becton if he thought they’d have to abandon ship, to which he snapped, “No! I’ll never abandon ship as long as a single gun will fire.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Laffey_(DD-724)

  6. And the Laffey shows how to fight a ship. Balls-out, nothing held back, full power. Any other way is just trading shots for nothing.

    As to Russia trying to invade Alaska, yeah, no. They don’t have the troops or equipment to do anything but hold the line in Ukraine. They’re even pulling equipment and troops from the Russia/Red China border which is a death sentence to any pro-Russian living east of the Urals.

    And I don’t, at this point, put anything past the Biden Crime Family. All of which was known to media and the political ‘elite’ well before 2020. That’s the real crime right there.

    • Dementia means he can’t aid in his own defense – “I don’t remember” becomes a believable response.

      • Tonight Tucker did a full-on expose’ of how far the entire Biden Crime Family is in bed with China. This is treason as we all knew.

        The Biden’s are a Clear & Present danger to America, The Potted Plant occupying the Oval Office needs to be ousted then imprisoned, regardless if he understands what going on.

        However, if nothing happens it’ll prove the Rule of Law has been set aside for treasonous activity at every level in Congress. If so, America is toast, forever crippled with little hope it can recover from these evil scumbags running roughshod over our Constitution.

        Buy the CheyTac, you will need it.

          • That is the $64,000 question.

            My thought? Trump. He’s has the energy and funding, and moreso, the wherewithal…plus he’s ticked his exceptional presidency – despite having zero support – has been dismantled by the swamp rats. He’ll want to “finish the deal” because he doesn’t like to lose to cheaters and thieves. At 78 he WANTS this mess righted, to go out on a high note.

            Doesn’t mean he’ll run, but his ovations to that effect keep them scrambling…and worried.

          • President Trump is coming to Prescott, Arizona in four days. It will be a love fest there as usual.

    • To me, the question isn’t so much if Russia might attempt to take Alaska, it’s what would Rainbow Milley and the current pentagon staff do? Would they fight back or just leave Alaskans to defend themselves? I can see lower level officers wanting to fight, I just don’t think there’s a single testicle – or rational head – left in the pentagon.

  7. For any who might be interested:
    Seen over at Ace’s site – Subway is supposedly offering a free 6″ sub to kick off their new menu list.
    1 million subs for the give away, July 12th between 10-12 AM local time.

    • Don’t order the tuna because it’s not only not fish. It’s not even organic. The vegetarian delight might be safe.

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