Category Archives: DougM

Plus there’s that whole, you know, cooties thing

Speaking of superstitions … Radical Islamists who decide to embark on suicidal missions often do so with the expectation they will be rewarded with 72 virgins if they die in battle; however, it turns out there is one major caveat to the scenario …. That is, if they are killed by a woman, the deal [...]

just pokin’ around

It’s all fun an’ games until somebody gets hurt. Probes 1&2 Probe 3 Probe 4_____ *heh*

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, again … mateys

Lesson #1 (Silver) Lesson #2 (Sea Hawk) Lesson #3 (Blood) Lesson #4 (pirate-English class film clip) Yeah, there arrre more, but I don’t speak Somali. _______ See also: Jean Laffite whose fleet was evidently larger than the US Navy’s in his heyday; and, no, I don’t know what he sounded like.

Wait, whaaat

Can’t make this stuff up, folks. The United Nations slammed Israel for possibly committing war crimes in its fight against Hamas — and then backed that accusation by suggesting the Jewish nation ought to be sharing its Iron Dome defensive technology with the very terror group it’s fighting. … “There is a strong possibility that [...]

The ruinous rule the ‘Roos rue

Buyer’s remorse Down Under … Any and all home-grown Islamic terrorism should be able, if need be, to be met by a well-armed civilian militia. The United Kingdom has had two beheadings of members of the public in the last two years, with neither police nor civilians able to prevent it. It has prohibitive gun [...]

Happy 67th !

9/18/47 — a date that prob’ly only blue-suiters bother to remember. I remember, ’cause I was exactly one month old when the USAF was born (some say snatched from the Army’s motherly embrace). — DougM, LtCol, USAF (ret.)

Happy Constitution Day

Or, there’s always the now-traditional photo-bomber-in-chief optics ~ source ~ “Our Constitution reflects the values we cherish as a people and the ideals we strive for as a society,” Obama said …. “It secures the privileges we enjoy as citizens, but also demands participation, responsibility, and service to our country and to one another.” [more] [...]

What’s in a name?

What do you call this group of bigoted, genocidal, totalitarian, mass-murdering rapists, pimps, child abusers, cutthroats, terrorists, and slavers? Is it ISIS or ISIL? The French government has found its solution. … The formal name of the group is al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham. Take the “D,” an “A,” and the “Sh,” and that’s where the [...]

Oh, now who hasn’t wanted to do this?

[A]n angry mob in Ukraine frog-marched a politician out of the building – and threw him into a rubbish bin. [story] ~ vid ~ Better’n throwin’ a shoe at ‘em, if y’ask me. (What? Well, okay, throwin’ a politician into a trash bin iiis kind’a like throwin’ Br’er Rabbit into a briar patch.) Not to [...]

So which is it?

Tee time or fundraiser? President Barack Obama has declined to attend a dedication ceremony in October for a new memorial honoring American veterans who have been disabled fighting for their country in wars, according to sources close to the event. The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM), the first such memorial of its kind, [...]