Man Haron Monis is so not a man that he had to resort to calling himself that for self-esteem purposes. He and his broffa, Amirah Droudis, sent offensive letters to the families of Australian soldiers killed in Operation Enduring Freedom. (Hand Salute for the link-a-roo: Pax from Marion’s Meepings.)
I might be lacking in self-control at the moment, but there is something about Charlie the Butcher, from a place called Weck, that is singing to me:
Of course, I go low-carb. So no kummelweck for moi. . .
I am not responsible for any reaction to Ex Bootneck’s joke:
A Paratrooper narrowly escaped serious injury recently when he attempted horseback riding with no prior experience.
After mounting his horse unassisted, the horse immediately began moving.
As it galloped along at a steady and rhythmic pace, the Paratrooper, who has not been named, began to slip sideways from the saddle.
Although attempting to grab for the horse’s mane the Paratrooper could not get a firm grip.
He then threw his arms around the horse’s neck but continued to slide down the side of the horse.
The horse galloped along, seemingly oblivious to its slipping rider.
Finally, losing his grip, the rider attempted to leap away from the horse and throw himself to safety…
However, his foot became entangled in the stirrup, leaving him at the mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves as his head and upper body repeatedly struck the ground.
Moments away from unconsciousness and possible death; to his great fortune a Royal Marine (shopping at the same supermarket) saw him and his predicament and quickly unplugged the ’20-pence-a-ride- horse’ !!!
Inspired by the true story of a suspicious 1968 sinking of a Russian sub, Phantom stars Ed Harris as Soviet captain Demi “Don’t Call me Moore.” Who has epilepsy:
Submarine thrillers such as “Run Silent, Run Deep,” ”The Hunt for Red October,” ”Crimson Tide” and the classic “Das Boot” have long been a cinematic staple. “Phantom,” the latest entry in this venerable genre, doesn’t exactly rise to the level of its predecessors. Inspired by the true story of the mysterious 1968 sinking of a Russian sub, it’s even more claustrophobic than its setting would suggest.
The tense Cold War-era storyline concerns a final voyage undertaken by veteran Soviet captain Demi (Ed Harris), still physically and emotionally scarred by a previous mission that went awry. Although he’s previously commanded nuclear subs, he’s now put in charge of a dilapidated vessel that’s about to be sold to the Chinese navy.
In addition to Demi’s regular crew, who include his loyal right-hand man Alex (William Fichtner), several “technicians,” led by the mysterious Bruni (David Duchovny), are also aboard.
Sub guys are among our best trained. Whenever I see Dolphins, I respect ’em.
At the Westminster Kennel Club show, owner Lynette Blue and handler Robert Chaffin think that Cruz, their Samoyed, was poisoned. Maybe by PETA. . .
Nobody’s busting into YOUR apartment at three in the morning, are they? Well, then don’t worry about what they’re doing in South Korea and places like that. It’s like the standard of living. Are you content to achieve your higher standard of living at the expense of people all over the world who’ve got a lower standard of living? Most Americans would say yes. Now we ask the question, are you content to enjoy your political freedom at the expense of people who are less free? I think they would also say yes.
–William S. Burroughs (With William Burroughs: A Report From The Bunker)
The shooting match about whether Fifty Cent was wrong to wear a Marine Corps dress uniform continues at my prior post. Folks drop by and try to wave the First Amendment. Or use false arguments, like I am condemning all artist (actors, musicians, etc) who wear the uniform. The issue is not the art. It is respect. Sure, wear dress blues if you are an actor. But wear it properly. The way Fifty Cent wears it is highly disrespectful.
Our Navy, while in the hundreds of thousands of Sailors, is really quite small. Part of my job is talking to ships, sort of a cross between customer service help-desk and Sherlock Holmesian interrogation. I am wary, trying to determine by conversing with the Division Officer if they actually need assistance or whether they are not using the equipment properly.
I called up a ship yesterday and was chatting away with the DivO. His name sounded almost familiar, but not quite. So, I grilled him carefully, politely. He was the same way with me.
And in talking to him, I asked him his prior job. He replied with the exact billet where I was last! We both were fliers out of the Middle East.
Hmmm, was this possible? Wait, I trained him! Except his email has a different first name. That’s right, he uses his middle name.
We laughed and chatted about our current jobs. And then I asked the question: you still got a thing for Nancy Pelosi?
He cracked up. I was the OIC of the flying detachment and I told the very trusting (country boy) Detachment Chief that the new Ensign had a little thing for Nancy Pelosi. And the Chief believed me. Mostly because the new Ensign was a prior Chief. And our Det Chief looked at anyone who would turn his back on the Goat Locker as crazy.
One other thing, the new Ensign did not deny it immediately. He played along, like it was a big joke. (Which it was to me, but not the Det Chief!) He would laugh and act like he maybe had a little twinkle for the Speaker of the House.
Weeks went by and I would hear Chief ask the Ensign: You sure you don’t got a lil’ thang for Nancy Pelosi?
Moral of the story: Deny deny deny. . .
Innovative inventions help solve everyday problems and make life easier. It is hard to imagine a time before such everyday items such as scotch tape, post-it notes, or staplers.
But those are simple office inventions. What 13 year-old Richard Turere did to keep lions from eating his cows is on another level. . .
Imagine this some delicious egg foo young. Now go and mack it:
- The Colossus of Rhodey – Question of the Day
- The Noisy Room – An Islamic Coup in India – Mughalistan
- Joshuapundit–Why Europeans Will Never Forgive The Jews For Auschwitz
- The Political Commentator – In death, how do you measure a life?
- GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – Iwo Jima Day
- Simply Jews – Pakistan: where it’s a blasphemy to be against the blasphemy laws
- The Razor – The New Scientist Admits Political Bias
- Rhymes With Right – HuffPo Columnist Calls For Obama Dictatorship!
- Bookworm Room – The Oscars — a fitting celebration for a vulgar culture
- VA Right! – CPAC’s Skewed Priorities: Progressive Liberal RINO Bob McDonnell Invited – GoProud Shunned
- The Right Planet – CNN Freaks Out Over Draconian Sequester Cuts, Like the Asteroid Video
- The Glittering Eye –The Incidence of the Corporate Income Tax
- The Mellow Jihadi – My Jihad, Now Improved with Flowers
- Crazy Bald Guy – My review of “Tron: Legacy”
- Ask Marion – LaPierre: ‘Gun Registry Will Be Used to Confiscate Your Guns’… As DOJ Memo: ‘Outlaw and Confiscate All Guns’ Surfaces
- Right Truth – ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ stars support release of jailed doctor who helped U.S. find Usama Bin Laden
- The Pirate’s Cove – Sequestration In Context: US Borrows Cost Of Sequestration Every 28 Days
- Tablet – A World Without Jews submitted by The Colossus of Rhodey
- Walid Shoebat –Prophecy: What Lies Ahead submitted by The Noisy Room
- Andrew McCarthy – Are We Still At War? submitted by Joshuapundit
- International Liberty –Debunking Sequester Hysteria from the Big Spenders in Washington submitted by The Political Commentator
- Battleland/TMP Barnett –About China’s Hacking Army submitted byGrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
- The Whited Sepulcher – Quotes from The Reality Based Communitysubmitted by Simply Jews
- Zero Hedge –Two Cows: The Infographic submitted by The Razor
- Col-lege In-sur-rection – Millenials rejecting race-based admissions preferences submitted by Rhymes with Right
- Doug Ross–Hitler Finds Out About the Nationwide #DayOfResistance Rallies submitted by Bookworm Room
- Town Hall – Obama’s Paycheck Will be Exempt from Sequester submitted by VA Right!
- American Thinker – The Marxist Heart of Darkness submitted by The Right Planet
- Steve Hess/The Diplomat – Why Wasn’t There A Chinese Spring?submitted by The Glittering Eye
- Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion –San Diego Sheriff’s spokeswoman stereotypes bloggers as 800-pound disabled man that cant get out of bed and be a journalist submitted by The Mellow Jihadi
- Forbes/Peter Schweizer – As Oscar Nominated Hollywood Moguls Bag Tax Cuts, They Seek To Raise Yours submitted by The Watcher
- The Commentator – Exposing the UN’s dirty little secrets submitted byThe Watcher
The top comments talking about China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, are hilarious. From the Yahoo article about the carrier anchored in the northern port in Qingdao:
-On Wed. nights the galley features all you can eat American food………
-“The Chinese purchased this ship, in response to a really bad Kung Foo movie, that was posted on U-tube (that the President disproves of) and we will throw the movie maker in jail, on trumped up charges” (USA State Dept official statement)
-I heard they bought it off of craigslist.
-And the President is discussing his options, with his main security expert ( Oprah) this very minute……
-“Permanent base” don’t you mean “dealership” ?
(radio ad spot) “Those pesky Americans and Israelis got you down, Abdul ? Got a few trillion barrels of oil burning a hole in your pocket? Common down to Honest Wang’s Happy day Aircraft carrier, and ballistic missile emporium, where “terrorist” are treated like family, and democracy is a “dirty word” ……call to arrange YOUR test drive, today!”
-Batteries not included.
-I hear that you can rent it for parties, weddings, or third world wars!
-it has a sweet ramp for making jumps
-Qingdao (青岛）is also a pretty good beer. It is written on the label as Tsing tao. Well worth a try.
-Don’t they know its bad luck to rename a ship.
How ironic, even they did not want anything “Made In China”.
-Qingdao?… Good beer…
Qingdao (青岛) is both the carrier’s name and beer name? Kind of like the USS Coors?
I always knew the Army did things differently than the Navy. But are Sgt. Adi Levy, Sgt. Gaya Shukun, and 2nd Sgt. Zoe Rousal really (maybe, possibly) up for Miss Universe?
Someone at my Navy command asked what a hipster is. And rather than describing their irony, I will allow Trotter the French Bulldog to portray his hipsterism:
Owner and Trotter’s photographer Sonya Yu said her little pup is simply a natural in front of the camera. “I think she has an inkling that she’s famous. People get very excited to meet her in person. It’s like they’re meeting a celebrity.”
Is it too much to ask that ol’ Reuters get the facts correct about Private First Class Bradley Manning? Read this sentence and tell me what is wrong: The U.S. Army intelligence officer accused of slipping military and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks is expected to take the witness stand on Thursday, when he will read aloud from a 35-page statement defending himself in the espionage case.