Tuesday, September 15, 2009

They Do Run, Run...

See the lamestream media run.  Run, lamers, run.

Now if only they met the same fate as in the childhood tale...

Click the picture to enjoy the full snarkly goodness.

Via my mom...


TJIC has a story about a bad experience at the post office.  My immediate thought on reading this was “This is the kind of service we can look forward to with Obamacare!”...

Ships at Sea...

When I was in the U.S. Navy last century (in the '70s), we just barely knew where our ship was.  We certainly didn't know where all the ships in the world were.  We frequently encountered other ships – especially private cargo shipping – by complete surprise. 

My, how things have changed. 

Now you can go to a web site and find the location of every ship in the world, along with a lot more information.  For free you can get the position of every ship as of 24 hours ago (in Google Earth!), along with basic information.  For a fee you can get much more detailed, realtime information.  The screenshot at right shows the ships near San Diego as of yesterday.


Gallantry in Afghanistan...

The British award one of their finest, 24 year old Lieutenant James Adamson:
Lieutenant James Adamson was awarded the Military Cross after killing two insurgents during close quarter combat in Helmand's notorious "Green Zone".

The 24-year-old officer, a member of the 5th battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, revealed that he shouted "have some of this" before shooting dead a gunman who had just emerged from a maize field.

Seconds later and out of ammunition, the lieutenant leapt over a river bank and killed a second insurgent machine-gunner with a single thrust of his bayonet in the man's chest. 
Read the whole thing.

I'd sure like to see more about our heroes in the U.S. press...

Forget Waterboarding – Here's the Real Torture...

U.S. Condemned For Pre-Emptive Use Of Hillary Clinton Against Pakistan

Got Em!

Short report from Fox News:
Navy Seals from US Special Operations Forces conducted a raid in southern Somalia on Monday that killed Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, one of 4 co-conspirators wanted in the 2002 bombing of an Israel owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, two senior U.S. military officials told Fox News.

Ten days ago President Obama signed the Execute Order for Nabhan, who since 2006 was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists. He was also wanted for the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Kenya in 1998.

They called it operation Celestial Balance: at least two AH-6 Little Bird helicopters deployed from one of two U.S. Navy vessels near Somalia's coast strafed a vehicle Nabhan was using to go back and forth between meetings.

Intelligence operatives had been monitoring Sabhan prior to the attack. The helicopters passed once, firing on the vehicle, and then circled back around to retrieve the body so they could make a positive identification, according to an official.

The attack in Mombasa took place on Nov. 28, 2002 - involving a suicide bomber that blew up the lobby of the Israeli owned Paradise hotel. On the same day the attackers unsuccessfully attempted to shoot down an Israeli owned Boeing 757 civilian jetliner run by Arkia. They fired surface to air missiles and missed.

Nabhan's Somali group, Al- Shabaab, has links to Al Qaeda.

And thank you, President Obama, for taking action on this.