Tuesday, May 30, 2006
It's Bush's Fault Once Again
HIV infection rate stable for first time ever.
Gee wiz... maybe it happened with a little help from old G-Dub. After all, he donated a record $15,000,000,000 U.S. tax dollars to fight the Epidemic.
Of course he'll never get recognition for that one. I think we've finally found the one thing Bush won't get blamed for.
Garfield Ridge on Blowing Things Up
Actually, he wrote a great argument on the use of ballistic missiles as conventional weapons, something the Pentagon is looking into. Worth the read.
As for Ballistic Missile Technology, here's a great website dedicated to the Peacekeeper ICBM. I love this site because it shows something unique that the United States is the best at doing.
Nobody can hit a row of tin cans sitting on a fence from 10,000 miles away like we can. The Chinese still miss by miles, but they're trying to improve. The Ruskies could come within a few thousand feet, which partially explains why their nukes were always bigger. The Iranians... ha! They still can't hit the side of a barn.
Still, nobody is as good as we are when it comes to shoving warheads down the pie holes of dictators and hardened underground bunkers.
Hey Mahmoud Ahmadinejad! Catch!
Duty calls. The Air Force is sending me on down to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, for a few days.If time allows (and my wireless connection actually works), I'll be blogging from the Great State of Oklahoma until Friday.
Oklahoma! Home of Steers and 'Well Dressed Rainbow Loving People'... or is it Sooners.
I have no flipp'n idea.
Note To Self: If I ever decide to mug someone, make sure it's not a Marine
Ex-Marine Fends Off Would-Be Muggers With Pocket Knife, Killing One
Ace has the scoop. Yes, the outcome isn't pretty, but it sure beats the hell out of this group of thugs continuing on with their violent rampage. Maybe it'll make other muggers think twice.
"They made the mistake of bringing guns to a knife-fight"
Friday, May 26, 2006
Memorial Day Messages
Here's a great site to visit this weekend. It's collecting various Memorial Day messages from the blogosphere.
Also, here's the reason why we celebrate Memorial Day.
American Revolutionary War
Combat: 1,000 (approx.)
The War of 1812
U.S. Civil War
Union: Combat: 110,070
Confederate: Combat: 74,524
Union Wounded: 275,175
Confederate Wounded: 137,000
World War I
World War II
Operation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan/Pakistan
October 7, 2001-- Continuing
As of March 19, 2006
Killed In Action (KIA): 128
(this number includes four CIA Officers killed in action against al-Qaeda/Taliban forces)
Wounded -Returned to Duty W/In 72 Hours: 278
Wounded -Did NOT Return to Duty W/In 72 Hours: 407
Operation Enduring Freedom: Philippines
Oct. 7, 2001-Continuing
As of September 12, 2004
"Operation Iraqi Freedom"
March 19, 2003-Continuing
As of March 19, 2006
Killed In Action (KIA): 1,779
Wounded -Returned to Duty W/In 72 Hours: 8,947
Wounded -Did NOT Return to Duty W/In 72 Hours: 7,706
Thursday, May 25, 2006
The New Air Force Uniform... Part II
Earlier this week I shared with you the latest prototypes for the new Air Force Service Dress uniform. Some folks like it, others don't, but that's about how it works in the military.
A friend of mine sent me their take on the new uniform design. It is by far the best commentary I've seen on the issue.
'Commander, have those Star Destroyers attack Al Ramadi at once!'
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Milblogs Making the News... And a Difference
Blackfive shares the great news that Milbloggers are making waves at Fox News and the BBC.
"I love it when a plan comes together." - Col. John "Hannibal" Smith
Surfing the YouTube
I spent a few minutes checking out the latest on YouTube.Com, and one video stood out above the others. I don't know what it is about David Hasselhoff, but the man has spent his life doing stuff like this and it's made him a fortune. (Warning: Excessive Hasselhoff Content)
Why did I ever go to college?