Bullet Points:

* When Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Nov. 18 that he had named a special prosecutor to investigate former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents found at the Mar-a-Lago compound, the government harbored a fresh secret: The current president, Joe Brandon, had a similar problem.

Just two weeks earlier, Biden’s lawyers disclosed to government lawyers on Nov. 2 — just six days before the midterm elections — that they had found sensitive government documents with classified markings inside an office that Biden used at the Penn Brandon Center think tank in Washington after he left office as Barack Obama’s vice president.

* If an actor was to portray you in a film about your life, who would you want that actor to be? What would the title of that film be? Don’t say that it would be Patrick Stewart in “The Cooked Lobster.” Come up with something more original. (I know Mike_C,  you’d have Nathan Fillian play you in an episode where Stana Katic does the ice trick – Castle) – captioned photo.

* SACRAMENTO, CA — In an inspiring speech intended to boost the pride of the state’s remaining residents, Governor Gavin Newsom declared California to be “the state of freedom,” despite the fact that he locked down businesses, churches, skate parks, paddleboarders, and pretty much everything else while locking everyone in their homes for 2 years.

“There is no state in the nation, indeed no place on the face of the earth, where you can enjoy as much personal freedom as you can right here in the Golden State,” Newsom said in the speech. “With the exception of going to the gym, eating at a restaurant, getting your hair cut, or even having the right to leave your own home, California is synonymous with liberty! 12-year-olds can get experimental gender surgery here at state expense without consulting their parents!”

* Daily Wire – After President Biden visited the port of entry in El Paso, Texas, on Sunday, the president of the National Border Patrol Council — the union representing agents and support staff on the United States Border Patrol — condemned Biden for not visiting the area where the border crisis is occurring.

* Tractor maker John Deere has agreed to give its US customers the right to fix their own equipment. Previously, farmers were only allowed to use authorized parts and service facilities rather than cheaper independent repair options. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and Deere & Co. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday.

* Was Joe Biden engaging in acts of espionage at his office in the Biden Center at UPenn?  Why did he unlawfully have classified documents in his office at the Biden Center?  Unlike President Trump allegedly held classified docs at his residence, and had full declassification authority.  Joe Biden did not have declassification authority, therefore, his indiscretion was a federal crime whether intentional or negligent.

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Is Anybody Triggered?

 

The ship’s prefix – H.M.S.

HMS is often found when talking about British ships. And some may wonder what exactly is meant by it. Well, actually the prefix is H.M.S. and means – His/Her Majesty’s Ship. Now and then you can find another prefix like e.g. the Bounty which is actually not HMS but HMAV – His Majesty’s Armed Vessel. But it gets tricky when it comes to history. It is striking that this prefix does not appear from the beginning of the Navy’s existence. The prefix is not found on the ships of Henry VIII, where they only bear their names.

When exactly the ships started to carry the prefix His Majesty’s Ship according to the Royal Navy Museum it is assumed as follows: The abbreviation HMS came into common usage around the 1790s. Prior to this, ships were referred to as “His Majesty’s Ship” in full to indicate it belonged to the Royal Navy. The earliest example of the abbreviation being used is in 1789 when it was used for HMS Phoenix. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust also describes it as follows: “It wasn’t until 1789 that the use of the HMS designation became standard in the Royal Navy although there were some uses of it before this.

The question still remains, however, as to what exactly started the use of the full prefix “His Majesty’s Ship”. It seems to have originated under Charles I when Samuel Pepys reformed the Navy from 1649-1689. Unfortunately, over time it has become common practice to give all British ships the prefix, so the origin is no longer fully traceable.

 

 

14 COMMENTS

  1. With apologies, from my youth: There was a multi-national naval exercise near a large port city. Afterward several ships from several nations were docked alongside each other. All the ships’ Captains were standing on the dock by their ships. A young woman from the city was walking along the the dock admiring the ships. When she came up to the British ship, she asked the Captain, what the HMS stood for. He replied, “Her Majesty’s Ship, ma’am.” The next ship in line was American and she asked what USS stood for. The American Captain replied, “United States’ Ship, ma’am”. The next ship was Italian and she saw it had IMB on it. She asked what IMB stood for. The Italian Captain proudly stated, “It’sa My Boat!”

  2. the punchline re: documents is that china gave them 54 million right after brandon announced his bid for p-resident…….movie: starring jeremy renner, and call it “all dressed up with no where to go”. it’ll be boring as hell though and not woke. it’s a story about a guy that served and trained for 30 years but never got to his destiny. well, other than a couple of little adventures. i don’t think i can even include them in it. customers will demand their money back.

  3. Newsome should pardon the guy that was basically hunted down, captured, then arrested for SURFING…then pay him their favorite welfare work-around, reparations, for the assault on personal freedom.

    This “doc hiding” until after the election (fraud on steroids) only to surface now, gives those running the Dumpster Fire the excuse they need to make “Take 5” Biden resign. Then “Oh Henry!” Kammy will exit, making Mr. “Baby Ruth floating in the Opulent Pool” McCarthy the Oval Office placeholder. I’ll eat an entire box of Rainbow Skittles if this doesn’t happen.

  4. Well, Nathan Fillion IS ruggedly handsome (that’s a meme — not me having a big head). The “ice trick” sounds like a choking hazard, but being ice, the obstruction would clear itself soon enough, I guess. Anyway. It’d be a boring movie.

    @rel: hahaha!

    Triggered? I suppose so, but not by that image. As an experiment I went around Boston with the Confederate States flag (not the battle flag) on my shoulder bag for several weeks. A few people remarked on it, but not a soul knew what it was.

  5. * Tractor maker John Deere has agreed to give its US customers the right to fix their own equipment.

    About time! When your equipment is down at harvest time waiting for parts and/or a “technician” is not an option.

    https://www.startribune.com/for-tech-weary-midwest-farmers-40-year-old-tractors-now-a-hot-commodity/566737082/?refresh=true

    A cousin describes himself in a mixed marriage. He is from a Case family and she is from a John Deere family. Guess they settled their differences by using New Holland.

  6. Demonrats are angels. Trump had the right to declassify but they won’t spin it that way.
    Lord find us worthy of saving.
    You all be safe and God bless.

  7. I’m even more curious – there are the Top Secret Control Officers (TSCO) when it comes to missing and recovered classified documents? Document and media control systems, annual inventory, signing for review and possession, proper storage based on classification and control measures? All for naught, apparently….
    Different rules for me and for thee.

  8. “California, the State of freedom” is right up there in logic inversion with “The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea.”

    Mr. Trump should troll the Demonrats by “admitting” he declassified Pedo Joe’s documents at the same time he declassified his own.

  9. In my mind, Nathan Fillon or someone equally ruggedly hansome.

    In real life, find some fat balding C-rate actor who’s known for being ‘2nd Person in the back row’ during the credits.

    Sigh.

    But my wife thinks me hansome and witty, so that’s all that matters.

    Maybe do it anime-style. My life does resemble some portions of Konosuba after all…

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