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#DDay70 veteran parachutes from plane 70 years after doing it the first time

Posted by: ST on June 6, 2014 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

What an awesome story! (via) Normandy, France (CNN) – Jim “Pee Wee” Martin acted like he’d been here before, like jumping from a plane is as easy as falling off a log. Maybe that’s because he had — 70 years ago. “I’m feeling fine,” Martin told reporters moments after landing in a French field. “… It […]

 

Iranian women rebel against headscarves, start #MyStealthyFreedom campaign

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2014 at 3:56 pm » 1 Comment

Now this is REAL feminism. I love it: Iranian women are posting pictures of themselves online without headscarves and racking up thousands of Facebook likes in the process, the latest challenge to Tehran’s strict morality laws mandating that women keep their hair covered in public. A Facebook page called “Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian women” showing […]

 

Heartwarming: Patriotic Asheboro middle school students give injured veteran a gift he’ll never forget

Posted by: ST on February 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm » 3 Comments

GRAB the Kleenex! Via MyFox8: ASHEBORO, NC — Students at North Asheboro Middle School have raised more than $2,000 dollars for Josh Craven, an Iraq War veteran who lost his left leg to an explosion in August of 2010. Craven’s right leg is intact, but paralyzed below the knee. Because his ability to run is […]

 

Rest in peace, Chris Kyle

Posted by: ST on February 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm » 2 Comments

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports on the memorial service that was held today at Cowboys Stadium for retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, killed this past Saturday: About 7,000 attended a memorial service Monday at Cowboys Stadium for Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL sniper who was slain last week near Glen Rose. At about 11:30 […]

 

In Aurora #theatershooting tragedy, heroic acts remind us chivalry still exists

Posted by: ST on July 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm » 6 Comments

Most of us are fortunate enough to have never found ourselves in a desperate domestic situation where, through an act of moral cowardice on the part of evildoers, our lives and the lives of those of us around us are at risk. We’ve seen despicable acts of this nature all too often in our lifetimes […]

 

Have I mentioned (recently) that Allen West rocks?

Posted by: Phineas on February 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’ve written before about the undeserved pass the Democratic Party has gotten for its dirty history on race in America and how the Republican Party deserves much more credit than it gets. Not surprisingly, Allen West did it much better with a recent speech on the House floor in honor of Black […]

 

9/11 ten years later: F-16 pilots were ready to ram Flight 93

Posted by: Phineas on September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas All I can say is… wow: As remarkable as it seems now, there were no armed aircraft standing by and no system in place to scramble them over Washington. Before that morning, all eyes were looking outward, still scanning the old Cold War threat paths for planes and missiles coming over the […]

 

UK Special Forces raid Libyan oil site to rescue citizens: no ferry needed

Posted by: Phineas on February 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Don’t the British realize this is the age of consultations, expressions of concern, and firm public statements? You know, Soft and Smart Power(tm)? Granted, a ferry wouldn’t work in the middle of the desert, but surely Whitehall could have just chartered a few buses instead of sending in the SAS to rescue […]

 

The heroism of the late Judge John M. Roll

Posted by: ST on January 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm » 4 Comments

President Obama talked last week about the stories of some of the heroes of the Tucson tragedy, including husbands who either died or were injured trying to shield their wives from Jared Loughner’s rampage, but not mentioned – because it wasn’t known at the time – was the heroism of the late US District Court […]

 

When Muslims saved Jews

Posted by: Phineas on December 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm » 3 Comments

I regularly (and justifiably) criticize Islam and its apologists for the antisemitism and Jew-hatred that’s hardwired into the faith. But there are exceptions, and these need to be borne in mind so that we don’t cross the line from reasoned, valid criticism to a mindless bigotry that just mirrors our Salafist enemy. Such an exception […]