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 […]

Friday Open Thread

From The Trailer Park - Sully

The story of “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who became an American hero in 2009 after he glided his malfunctioning plane onto the Hudson River, saving everyone on board.

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart.

From The Trailer Park - Anthropoid

A WWII thriller about Operation Anthropoid, wherein British and Czech resistance forces plotted to assassinate SS General Heydrich, one of Nazi Germany’s top leaders and the chief architect of the Holocaust.

Stars Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Gray), Charlotte Le Bon (The Walk), and Toby Jones (Captain America).

Pluses: […]

In Memory of June 6th, 1944

62 Years and Two Hard Words

From Scott Ott:

She places the stems in the green plastic vase, and lightly pushes the blooms around until six colors work together. She approaches the stone, careful to avoid treading on the area directly before it. She pushes the spiked end of the vase into the rain-softened soil next to the stone. Her […]

No Apologies

If there’s any uncertainty about why we do not owe Japan an apology for Hiroshima, Bill Whittle breaks it down brilliantly here.

This video was the gateway drug that got me hooked on both Whittle and PJTV back in 2009. If you’ve never seen it, it’s well worth the watch. Back then, Whittle taking […]

Saturday Open Thread

From The Trailer Park - Range 15 (Redband Trailer)

Action/comedy about a group of veterans who must fight their way across the country to find the cure for the Zombie Apocalypse. Billed as the first movie made with a cast and crew almost entirely made up of U.S. military personnel. Looks like a helluva lot of goofy fun to me.

Co-stars include Sean […]