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You can’t kill a Gurkha. You can only make him mad, which is a bad idea.

Posted by: Phineas on October 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas (Image via Wikipedia) You’d think the Taliban would have learned from their last encounter with Her Majesty’s Nepalese soldiers, but, no, there’s always someone who thinks “this time, it will be different.” And that, my friends, is the definition of madness: Acting L/Cpl [Tuljung] Gurung, who serves with the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was […]

 

#Shutdown follies: Priests threatened with arrest for ministering to military

Posted by: Phineas on October 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Jeez, first they threaten to arrest 90-year old WW II  veterans for visiting their own monument, now they’re going after priests who dare to hold services during the shutdown: In a stunning development, some military priests are facing arrest if they celebrate mass or practice their faith on military bases during the […]

 

Unreal: Park Service threatens to arrest WWII vets who try to visit their memorial

Posted by: Phineas on October 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm » 15 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, you’ve heard the story today about the group of World War II veterans who had to break through barriers deliberately placed there by the Obama administration as part of its game-playing over the Democrat-forced government shutdown. It’s bad enough that they were deliberately inconveniencing 80-90 year old men who honorably served […]

 

How low can they go? Obama admin. blocked WWII vets from visiting their own memorial

Posted by: Phineas on October 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Pretty danged low, apparently. When I first read about a group of WWII veterans having to push past barriers in order to visit the World War II memorial, closed supposedly as part of the Democrat shutdown of the government, I figured it was one of those snafus one hears all too often […]

 

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 […]