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From the Trailer Park -- Red Army

With only few hours before FX’s Season 3 premiere of The Americans, a little Soviet-era hockey to vet zee vistle. Below trailer and also story from one of commie’s favorite places of propaganda, the LA Times.

Saturday Open Thread

50 years ago today Winston Churchill, the greatest man of the 20th century. died.

Some (too few snippets) :

“I will begin by saying what everybody would like to ignore or forget but which must nevertheless be stated, namely that we have sustained a total and unmitigated defeat, and France has suffered even more […]

It's Reaganomics, Baby!

Okay, so the song’s not exactly praising Reagan, but it rocks (with a nice Devo-esque vibe), and the video is pure awesome.

Happy Birthday Fritz Open Thread

On this date in 1945 a devastating object was dropped. And Nagasaki was nuked.

Friday Night Fight: B-52 Stratofortress vs. Unnamed Island

From Foxtrot Alpha:

You are looking at 45 surplus M117 750lb general purpose bombs being dropped out of the weapons bay of a B-52H Stratofortress in under two seconds. You can see the impacts seconds later on the island far below.

Last March I asked a B-52 pilot how accurate using the B-52’s radar […]

Better Read Than Dead

The Guardian (UK) had an interesting piece Tuesday about British MI6 and the CIA working to get Boris Pasternak’s banned by the USSR novel Doctor Zhivago into the Soviet Union.

British intelligence played a vital role in smuggling copies of Boris Pasternak’s banned novel Doctor Zhivago to Soviet readers, with MI6 secretly passing the […]

Monday Open Thread

C-54 lands at Templehof airport in Berlin

On this date in 1949, the blockade of Berlin by the Soviets ended after a sustained airlift of supplies to the besieged city. No hashtags were used in the operation.

R.I.P. — Admiral Jeremiah Denton

Then Capt. Jeremiah Denton

Former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War POW Admiral Jeremiah Denton passed away today at age 89. From the U.S. Naval Institute:

The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese […]

“…we was two of one kind, we loved each other. And that made our marriage complete.”

Clara Gantt, the 94-year-old widow of U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Gantt, weeps in front of her husband’s casket at Los Angeles International Airport. (Andrew Renneisen / For The Times)

There’s a little dust in the air for this story. May God bless Mrs. Gantt and grant her some measure of piece now that her […]

Still At War

North Korea has been in the news a lot lately… executing a high ranking official, executing Christians, and capturing an American Korean War vet on a tourist visa in North Korea. It’s best to remember we have been at war with North Korea since 1950. The above book is about the USS Pueblo — […]