Thursday Open Thread 

Ulysses S. Grant reading on his porch. Thought to be the last photo taken of him before his death in 1885.

From The Trailer Park - Beyond Glory

A documentary about actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Tombstone) and his one-man show which tells the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients from WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Opens in select theaters in October.

Monday Open Thread

Honored to be with David Norman and Robert Zajac of the New York Police Department today, first responders at Ground Zero fifteen years ago. For many of us, today may feel like any Football Sunday in America. For David, Robert, first responders, and those who lost […]

Sunday Open Thread — Never Forget

Friday Open Thread 

Tom Landry and Roger Staubach 

From The Trailer Park - Sully [BUMPED]

EP’s NOTE: I know I’m supposed to keep my mouth shut about the Warner screenings I’m fortunate enough to attend, but after a co-worker snidely joked the police in the movie weren’t shown as the bad guys for once, instead of punching him, I feel the need to shout from the rooftops (or 5th floor […]

Leap of Faith

German long jumper Luz Long and Jesse Owens get friendly on the stadium floor during the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics

The great website Letters of Note has this exchange between Luz Long and Jesse Owens — competitors in the long jump in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics (Long won silver — Owens won one […]

From The Trailer Park - Dunkirk (Teaser Trailer)

A WWII film about Operation Dynamo, which was a massive evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk which took place from May to June 1940. Stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

Fun fact: according to IMDB, Nolan used real […]

Wednesday Open Thread

Cops are not social workers… Chief Brown speaks truth

Tempered Steel

Dallas Police Chief David Brown

The more I read about Dallas Police Chief David Brown the more optimistic I feel. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan’s homage to his protectors during his first post-assassination attempt speech in April 1981 — Sick societies don’t produce men like Chief David Brown. From the Los Angeles Times:

A three-decade […]