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WWII veterans push through #HarryReidsShutdown barricade to visit WWII memorial

Posted by: ST on October 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm » 3 Comments

Probably one of the most awesome stories you’ll read … EVER.  First heard about it on Leo Shane III’s Twitter feed. Here’s his full story – via Stars and Stripes: WASHINGTON — Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed […]

 

(Video) You really ought to go home

Posted by: Phineas on September 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas An interesting edition of Afterburner. Bill Whittle talks about a recent incident in which an American F-22 suggested that the pilot of an Iranian fighter “ought to go home” and then ties it to two well-known politicians who, themselves, should to do the same: That Obama canceled the F-22 should surprise no […]

 

The day we almost nuked North Carolina

Posted by: Phineas on September 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, this is reassuring: In 1961, a nuclear-armed B-52 breaks up over Goldsboro, North Carolina, and in the process releases two 4-megaton H-bombs, one of which nearly detonated: The accident happened when a B-52 bomber got into trouble, having embarked from Seymour Johnson Air Force base in Goldsboro for a routine flight […]

 

The Washington Navy Yard murder rampage: Prayers for the victims, their families

Posted by: ST on September 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm » 2 Comments

My apologies for not posting this sooner.  Had a crammed full day today.  Via the NYT: WASHINGTON — At least 13 people, including one gunman, were killed, and the police were looking for other potential suspects, in a shooting Monday morning at a naval office building not far from Capitol Hill and the White House, […]

 

#IRS: Going after veterans’ groups?

Posted by: Phineas on August 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, here’s a surprise (he wrote in sarcasm): while harassing Tea Party and other conservative groups –and interfering with their ability to participate in the 2012 elections, coincidentally enough– our public servants in the IRS decided it would be a good idea to audit veterans organizations, the members of which are largely […]

 

Good News: Ft. Hood shooter found guilty, eligible for death penalty

Posted by: Phineas on August 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You wanted to wage jihad fi sabil Allah, Nidal Hasan? Fine. You can also hang for it: Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to […]

 

#Benghazi: And, just like that, the missing colonel is found

Posted by: Phineas on July 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Funny how that works, when Congress controls the appropriations leash: The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to make available to Congress a Marine Corps colonel who was in command of U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa on the night armed terrorists staged a military-style assault on an American diplomatic outpost in […]

 

Mexican Marines capture Los Zetas chief

Posted by: Phineas on July 15, 2013 at 9:10 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Wow. This is huge news: One of Mexico’s most wanted drug lords has been captured: Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, also known as “Z-40.” Trevino Morales, leader of the brutal Los Zetas cartel, was caught Sunday by Mexico Marines in his hometown of Nuevo Laredo, just over the U.S. border, CBS News has learned. […]

 

#Benghazi: House Republicans want to talk to key colonel, but the Pentagon can’t find him??

Posted by: Phineas on July 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, this is interesting: Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As such, he’s high on the list of people that some Republican members of […]

 

Navy judge: Obama exerted “unlawful command influence” on military sexual assault sentencing

Posted by: ST on June 15, 2013 at 10:55 am » 5 Comments

Stars and Stripes reports on an interesting ruling coming out of a Hawaii military court this week involving two defendants in separate sexual assault cases: Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of “unlawful command influence” derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled […]