History is Made in West Texas

Well, this is where all that sweet Amazon money that Bezos makes is going to…

A 100% totally reusable spacecraft, landed vertically from sub-orbit… bet you didn’t see this on the evening news.

Missing Christians

Whatever your views of the brouhaha over Syrian refugees (and many of them are refugees — which colors the debate over, but does not resolve the issues involved with whether or not to take them in) there is no doubt that the group is mostly Muslim even though Syria’s total population was 10% Christian […]

Hey, I Know This Guy!

It’s not often that you open up a web browser, or turn on the TV and see a story about someone you know…at least for me it’s not. Yesterday that all changed when I saw the story about the SECDEF firing his three star general military assistant for alleged improper behavior.

2004 LTC Ron […]

Friday Open Thread

Who you calling “Big” dude?

Thursday Open Thread

Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party and the USSR on this date in 1927. He lived in constant watch for assassins who caughtr up with him in Mexico City in 1940 — with an ice axe.

Veteran’s Day Open Thread

U.S. Marines take a break during the Chosin Breakout — nearly 65 years ago (in a couple of weeks). As Chesty Puller said… “We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem.” Happy belated birthday to the Marines and a Happy Veteran’s Day!

Free Room and Board Too

Check out that caption on the lower righthand side. McGraw-Hill makes a big whoopsy in one of its geography textbooks. From the New York Times: Coby Burren, 15, a freshman at a suburban high school south of here, was reading the textbook in his geography class last week when a map of the United […]

Toxic Narratives

There’s been some recent discussion here about Quentin Tarantino and his idiotic, fallacious statements about the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown/Darren Wilson tragedies, along with other malicious lies he’s made about police.

One thing I think we should be clear about; Quentin Tarantino is not dumb. He’s not uninformed. He’s not even misinformed. He […]