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Shhhh.... It's Stealthy

On this date in 1999, the first and only F-117 Stealth fighter jet was shot down in combat over Serbia. The call sign was Vega 31 (from The Aviationist):

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Darrell P. Zelko, a veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, was flying a stealth plane from the 49th Fighter Wing, [...]

If by “Greatest Lady Ever” you mean…

Commie loving, torture denying traitor then yes she is.

Needs no caption #greatestladyEVER pic.twitter.com/j6k1VasxP4

— Ashleigh Banfield (@CNNAshleigh) March 5, 2014

Here’s the way I remember her…

Saturday Open Thread

From NASA’s Instagram…

On Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in the second of two U.S. spacewalks, spread over a four-day period, which were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. He was [...]

Christmas Eve Open Thread

Earthrise. Taken by the crew of Apollo 8, Christmas Eve 1968

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Crazy But Rational

North Korea and Iran, according to the Washington Free Beacon, are secretly agreeing to pursue their peaceful nuclear programs.

Iranian missile technicians secretly visited North Korea as part of joint development of a new rocket booster for long-range missiles or space launchers at the same time nuclear talks took place in Geneva, according to U.S. [...]

Red Lines

Iranian President Rouhani, speaking about Iran’s uranium enrichment mocked evoked Obama:

Iran insists it does not seek nuclear weapons and says its reactors are only for electricity and medical applications.

In an address to parliament, Rouhani said uranium enrichment is a “red line” that cannot be crossed.

“Nuclear rights in the international framework, including [...]

It's Always Sunni in Saudi Arabia

This is great — GREAT! — news from the BBC:

Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.

While the kingdom’s quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran’s atomic programme, it is [...]

Monday Mashup — Moon Landing Edition

Your Monday dose of badassery in the form of all 6 Apollo lunar landings shown at a 45 degree angle to give you the view the pilots would have had landing. Look in awe and in nostalgia as we will not, literally probably, see thie likes of this agin for decades to come.

PooPourri

Talk about your mixed messages… at least it’s not Flow from Progressive. Crass, but effective. And yes, you can buy this right down below…