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He has a bright future in the Democrat Party
Maybe the next vice president of the USA? I think that he may have worn out his welcome in New York. But he does have his Emmy from daytime TV and his book on how he saved New York (sans lies). Would he be a good #2 to Camel-A once poor old Joe slips on the banana peel? I’ll let you decide.
Everybody Calm Down
The Days of Fighting Sail (June, 1793)
The HMS Nymphe under Captain Edward Pellew spotted the French frigate, Cleopatre, off the Devon coast and closed to investigate, the Cleopatre initially attempted to flee but the Royal Navy vessel soon gained ground and the French vessel turned to engage.
The action started at 06:15 and lasted about 50 minutes culminating with the British crew boarding the French vessel and capturing her. During the engagement the Nymphe lost 50 men while the Cleopatre lost 63 including her Captain. The Cleopatre was towed back to England as a prize with nearly £8,000 being awarded to Pellew and crew. The Cleopatre was renamed HMS Oiseau and served in the Royal Navy until 1816.
Name the Aircraft
I saw them first, in action, during the Gulf War. You shouldn’t find it too hard to ID it.
6 O’Clock View of a Russian Ka-52
Soviet senior advisor to the state security agencies of Afghanistan, Pavel Kudasov, along with Afghan guards and a Soviet border guard during the inspection of posts on the Samarkhel highway, Afghanistan, Soviet-Afghan War, 1983.
Some would also suggest a “fashion emergency”, but it’s just Russians being Russians. The bodyguard is wearing a telnyashka, an undershirt horizontally striped in white and various colors and which may be sleeveless. It is an iconic uniform garment worn by Russian Navy Spetznaz, the Russian Airborne Troops (VDV). Wearing it with a leather track suit is interesting – but they’re Russians.
When is it Cold?