Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rocks and Hard Places







The Final Son got married on June 27 and shortly thereafter the Final Daughter, the Archdutchess and myself, helped him and his new bride move to their new home in the middle of the Mojave Desert. The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is the world's largest Marine base and is located outside the town of Twenty-Nine Palms, California. The above photographs give a glimpse but they don't do justice to the steep, rocky terrain and the hot, relentless sun. If the USMC was trying to find the most inhospitable place in the lower 48 to let good guys practice killing bad guys, I think they succeeded. It is truly a hard place, but I guess that's what you need when your goal is to produce hard men.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fly-by fright


This F18 was flying low and close as part of a tactical demonstration in Detroit. If I was that guy on the balcony I would be demonstrating how to curl up in the fetal position and sob uncontrollably.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bird brain



Watch this crow bend a wire into a hook in order to retrieve a small bucket of food from a narrow tube. Too bad Nancy Pelosi isn't this smart.

Korea after dark


The largest blob of light up there is the South Korean capital city of Seoul. It's an active metropolitan area of over 10 million souls who do pretty much what free people everywhere do. They go to movies, eat out, waste time on the internet, and so on. For contrast check out Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. It's not hard to find but if you have trouble start at the little communist dictator's forehead and go due left until you reach the only speck of light in the country. People there pretty much do what oppressed people everywhere do...what they're told.

The next time the little commie leader threatens to destroy America you can think of this photo and laugh. And if you're ever in the presence of some stupid lefty who's screeching that war is not the answer, tell them to look at this photo and then ask themselves if they think the Koreans on either side of the 38th parallel feel the same.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Obama, bad for what ails you

Victor Davis Hanson does a pretty good job of sizing up the Obama method.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day blast from the past

In 1973 the United States was in the process of giving up on a unpopular war, our economy was in trouble and, just like today, countries big and small were reaching out for our money, material and protection with one hand, and flipping us off with the other. Canadian radio broadcaster Gordon Sinclair was fed up with an ungrateful world and was compelled to speak out in an editorial entitled, The Americans.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Atheists are haters

Read this article only if you believe in God, or not. Hat tip to Wonder Woman at Lasso of Truth.

U.S. soldier captured by Taliban

This ain't good. The best we can hope for is that his captors won't treat him as harshly as we do the Gitmo prisoners.

King Selfish and the Vicar stop in for a burger at Wheeler's restaurant in Kiowa, Ok - tasty