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The National Narrative

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  The national narrative being put forward by the Obama people, with Jo/Ho as figureheads disturb a majority of Americans if the polling is accurate. Progressives characterize people like us as "low information" a combination of white privilege (whether or not you're white) and transphobia led to a diminished capacity for reasoned thought. ...

Not Necessarily in the News

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  The Recent War A friend asked me how I feel about the War in Afghanistan. I have a son-in-law who was disabled in that war. I have a scar from the earlier war there in the Stan (the secret one pre-9/11 aimed at the Soviets), but, that's not quite my point here. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer smiles for the camera after a bo...

A Few Thoughts

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  Map to Japanese Ships on the Bottom (h/t Jules)   HE-162a Salamander The Hinterbrühl underground production line for the He-162A, captured in April 1945.  The German government had aimed to produce 4,000 (Salamanders) a month, but only 200 were completed. 800 more were part-way through the production process by the t...

Pondering

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  The Royal Horse Artillery They limbered, unlimbered, fired, and took their ceremonial field pieces back to barracks to clean in honor the birthday of Prince Charles, one day the monarch of Great Britain. What a way to make a living. I realize that the RHA is an old and venerable regiment. When was the last time they rode hors...

Can YOU Lug Beer?

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  We need to move the UN out of the US. It has nothing to do with beer luggers, we just need to rid ourselves of this boil. Lance it and move on.   Beer Luggers Some uncharitable souls might characterize some of the people who follow this blog as beer luggers. I can't speak to that. However, to set the record straight,...

In the News

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  Heels Up Harris is Unhappy The vacuous old whore has not done well and when democrat pollsters put her approval rate in the low 20's, you know that they're rigging even lower numbers. Those close to Ho say Biden’s team has not “adequately prepared or positioned” Harris. She told them “she feels constrained in what she’s able to ...

Historical References

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  The Boar Spear Boar spears and their larger variant bear spears were polearms used both for hunting and for war, derived of course, from boar hunting in the Middle Ages. When you take all the ham on a pig and move it forward to the shoulders where it can do some damage, add daggers jutting out of ...

Just Another Day

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      Does Anybody Trust Them? Yes, another alert...     Name these two armored vehicles. One an AFV, the other a Tank. The clues are just screaming out at you.   Victuals in Nelson's Navy - All About Cheese The Royal Navy produced much of the food it needed on i...

16 Tons

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  You load sixteen tons and what do you get? Mitsubishi built "Gunkanjima" (or "Battleship Island" because of its shape). It is formally Hashima Island an abandoned mining community, 9 miles from the city of Nagasaki (where the second bomb fell), in southern Japan. It was featured as a backdrop for the 007 film, Skyfall. The islan...

Saturday

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  Lost In Space The third (and final) season of the Netflix series, Lost in Space, will be released on December 1. (trailer for last season) The show is a reimagining of the pioneering sci-fi series of the same name that aired on black-and-white TV screens across America in 1965. It's been updated, reimagined, regendered, tweaked, and...

Blunderbuss

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  During the European wars of the 1700s, the blunderbuss was used as a shotgun in military formation, largely to protect the colors. There's be a couple of grenadiers, ensigns holding the colors, and a couple of sergeants holding spears. That's not the whole story of the blunderbuss, though.   Fusil-Tromblon Lit...

The Weekend Awaits

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    For Democrats like John Kerry, no sacrifice is too great for the greater good — as long as it’s someone else doing the sacrificing. In an interview from Glasgow, Scotland, this week, he made it clear that the policies of the White House he now serves are dead set on directly killing an industry that employs more than 40,000 o...

Good Morning!

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  The GreenMarx Cult People who dwell among the Appalachian hill country have a saying: fool me once, shame on me; fool me twice, I must be pretty gullible; fool me a dozen times, I may be suffering a mental illness; fool me a score of times, I am not a sapient life form; fool me a hundred times in a row, without your once ever being rem...

Fictional Short

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    LOOSE ENDS © Larry B. Lambert, 2021, all rights reserved The Communists were closing in. People were packing up, hoping for a government evacuation before the end came. Those who couldn’t get a flight out of Watay Airport packed their things and were crossing the Mekong River into Thailand. The scene was chaotic. The Royal...

Thoughts on the Ukrainian Civil War

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    There is a big push from key Republicans who are in the pocket of the Military-Industrial Complex and Democrats who lap at the same trough to send more US troops to Ukraine. At present, there are 300 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade on a training mission in Ukraine, and best information, they are not in Donbass. ...

Happy Veteran’s Day

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    This is my third attempt at a Veteran's Day blog post. The first two made me sound more angry and bitter than this one does. It's still a rant though. I received a survey asking about white veterans, Hispanic veterans, Asian-American veterans, black veterans, and so forth. I want to reach through the computer screen, grab th...

Mish/Mash

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  For the First Time in History... America has no president. We have "The Big Guy", a weak, "owned", frail, figurehead, not elected, but installed by a criminally corrupt political system. That system has an agenda and protection of your legal rights is not part of it. Agents and operatives of that system need to take a hard look in ...

Happy Birthday, USMC!

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    The Marine Corps' annual tradition celebrates the establishment of the organization on November 10, 1775, by the Second Continental Congress. Today there is a New Corps, but the Marines are and have been making themselves over and over to meet current threats and demands.  Some question the new philosophy that focuses the...

Will France keep the Ho?

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  A Long Time Ago - in a Galaxy far away... There was no trigger discipline equivalent for the lightsaber. A beginner Jedi holds the lightsaber without his wrist set at 30° perpendicular to the right hip bone. It was the reason for the near extinction of the Jedi Order, but the movie suppressed that likely out of embarrassment. &n...

Open Forum

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    If you have an ax to grind, you've come to the right place!   Pork Does anyone remember the Obama $800 billion stimulus bill to create 'shovel ready jobs'? Does anyone think that a trillion and a half will have any more impact than the first one did? Obama Stim netted about 25 jobs.  The rest was eaten up 'overhead' re...