Operation Gratitude Care Package Weekend!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sometimes it happens...

...that no matter what your plans, you wind up where you need to be when you need to be there.

Deborah Leigh and I were at loose ends today after we got the Rightmobile back from the garage. So we decided to run down to the Bass Pro Shop (Disneyland for Americans) in Rancho Cucamonga and pick up some turquoise jewelry I'd offered to buy her.

We got there just in time for a support the troops function honoring two of Bass Pro's employees who had lost limbs in the war, as they were presented a flag by a Cub Scout troop and the US Army, in the middle of the store as customers gathered around...

9/11 Then and Now...

It's that damn simple.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Marines board and storm Somali Pirates!

Don't USN ships have yardarms anymore?

Operating from high speed launches, US Marines boarded a hijacked merchant ship to seize nine pirates, and rescue 11 trapped merchant sailors.  "Once we showed them the American flag, their disposition turned from scared, unsure of what was happening, to very happy," said Staff Sgt. Thomas Hartrick.  A quote not likely to be heard on ABC News anytime soon.

""The pirates were definitely overmatched," Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox , commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, said in a telephone interview.  Admiral Fox's previous posting was to the Pentagon Office of No Duh?

One of these things is not like the other...

One of these things just doesn't  belong...

HT: The Washington Post, which labors under the delusion the Marines have "commandos"...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

List of Information, Implication and Insinuation

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