Jun 6, 2013


June 6, 1944, on the shingle beaches of Normandy. Not much new can be said after 69 years, but it is meet to remind one another, "Please remember."

Jun 5, 2013

Culture in America

--Sports: Your pharmacist sucks. Mine kicks butt.

-- University  of Ohio president fired after media storm for joshing Notre Dame, those damn Catholics. Most damn Catholics I know are blessed with a sense of humor, and many possess the wit to fire back, Thank you Urim Thummin. Now let's go have coffee.

Climate change and penology:  ... and I ain't seen the sun shine since I don't know when.


Jun 3, 2013

Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey

He wasn't one of us. Srictly as a matter of policy, his tilt  toward wealth redstribution and coercive government will not be missed.

But when the lad Lautenberg was 18 he enlisted in the United States Army and served in Europe when Europe was a dangerous place to be. He died as the last serving U.S. senator who fought in that war. Therefore, as a man, Senator Lautenberg rates a salute from me. RIP, Sir.

Jun 1, 2013

In case your tail is wet...

I have just the thing because I occasionally go to auctions:

It is a military helicopter tail rotor cover, purchased for a staggering three dollars. I was willing to invest that sum to satisfy curiosity.  I'm having a little trouble figuring out a practical use for it. So far the only thing that comes to mind is stacking firewood into a truncated replica of a Celtic stone tower and employing it as a cover.

Naaaah. Too much like work.

But maybe the grin alone is worth the three bucks. I mentioned the McNamara 100,000 a little while ago, but darned if I suspected the Army turned them into chopper pilots.