From the Mail Bag
I’m a little tired of emails from readers who challenge me (an old man) to take up the cross, rally the troops, march to the Swamp, and drain it. You’ll note that they’re not offering to do it, to pay for it, or to lose their own life in the process, but it would swell if I did it for them (Little Red Hen Scenario). I’ve been accused of being a keyboard commando when real people are imprisoned by the permanent Washington Establishment (The Swamp).
My response is not mine but that of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “Let the lie come into the world. Let it even triumph. But not through me. The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie.”
The last triumph of Napoleon – Moscow – was short-lived.
** Tell your children not to complain about their lives. There are actually people living in California.
** The mainstream media constantly bleats “Why don’t you TRUST us”, and “It’s awful that people don’t TRUST us”. To that, I reply, “To earn my trust back, you have to apologize profusely for lying and covered in that shame, commit ritual suicide.” The suicide bit is non-negotiable. If they want my trust back they must die for it. Allow me to stick long needles through their (lifeless) eyes to ensure that they’re not faking their own deaths.
** Prioritizing Holidays – Emory Healthcare, the largest hospital system in Georgia, added Juneteenth as a paid holiday but erased Christmas Eve from the calendar.
** Norks Launch an SSBN – People’s submarine – named Hero Kim Kun Ok. ‘This submarine, though heavily modified, is based on 1950s Soviet-origin technology and will have inherent limitations. Nevertheless, in terms of complicating the targeting challenges that the U.S. and its allies will face, the submarine will serve North Korea’s purposes,’ said Ankit Panda, an expert with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. US Navy submariners consider it a target. I wouldn’t want to sail on it. Photos of the Nork Pigboat at the link.
** Prostate cancer among women is a problem for the first time in human history…
Three Bf 109G-6s of 7./JG27 flying over the Mediterranean in late 1943. The two aircraft in the background are the so-called “Kanonen Booten”, Bf 109G 6/R6s with MG 151 cannon in underwing gondolas. White 9 is the aircraft of Emil Clade, one of 3/JG27 aces.
West Clear Creek, near the White Wolf Mine
Identify the SAM
Identify the Aircraft
A famous pilot crashed a civilian variant.
It was known by different names and designations. There were variants of the same aircraft that involved some design changes. Can you name all of the names and designations?
This aircraft pre-dated the SR-71 and the engines burned liquid hydrogen (very politically correct these days).