Buddy Bill is paying me back for any past tags I've ever passed to him with the Fours Meme. Thanks, SugarButtons!
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Capt B of One Marine's View has spawned ... twice! There are two new Marine blogs to enjoy, which I cheerfully added to my sidebar.
Neddy at Kerfuffles shares The Senility Prayer along with some fun takes on growing older...
Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
My favorites among the wise(a$$) takes on aging:
You have to visit Neddy for the rest!
H/T to Appalachian Gun Trash
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
I can dig this ...
I'm a Porsche 911!
You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win. Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.
Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
Marine blogger America's Son needed to work on his translations - from Army acronyms into Marine - on his latest operation outside the wire in Iraq.
"I have never attended an Army mission brief before and it was an interesting time. Acronyms are as prevalent in the military as are egos; and both, at times, are equally hard to understand. I have been in the Marines for nearly eight years now and I have yet to master the art of acronym interpretation. Now, in this mission briefing, I was being exposed to a whole new lexicon. I wished more than anything that I had been issued an interpreter like our Iraqi officer counterparts. Many times during the brief, I found myself leaning over to my Army counterpart and humbly asking what this meant, or what that represented on the terrain model. By the end of the mission brief however, I had a clear understanding of our mission, timeline and the NAI's (Don't worry...you will get used to the acronyms after a while). I am not going to go into much detail about the mission out of concerns for operational security, but there were a few interesting and somewhat hair-raising moments during the mission which I would like to share."
Go read Operation Arabian for the whole story ... even pics!
Monday, January 23, 2006
Phil over at Camp Katrina has launched a new feature to track the great work our military is taking weapons away from the terrorists.
Just a quick note to let you know that Camp Katrina has added a cool new daily feature to help you find all the news you need about our military saving lives here and around the world.
Head over there and check it out. Link to it as well, so that the good news can spread!
Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Someone explain to me how this isn't racist. Besides the fact that a man of color spoke the words, of course.
Nagin calls for rebuilding 'chocolate' New Orleans
The way I read that, Mayor Nagin thinks that a black majority is required to restore New Orleans to 'normalcy'. Try it out in the other direction, with a white mayor and a white majority, and tell me that there wouldn't be screaming in the media and from the ACLU over a statement such as this!
It appears to me that you have to be white to be considered a racist.
Posted by Barb at 7:15 AM
Saturday, January 14, 2006
I found this via Castle Argghhh, and I completely support it...
An Appeal from Center-Right Bloggers
We voters can only force a better system by using the power of our votes. The power to vote *for* those who will ethically represent us in our government, and to vote *against* those who don't. We will always get the government we deserve if we don't follow this rule.
Would this mean voting against a republican in favor of a democrat? Yes, if that's what it takes. Neptunus Lex says it best:
We’re not looking for more of the same, and be very clear: We won’t come to the polls and vote for it. If the leadership of the Republican party can’t offer their voters something else than the same old sleaze, self-interest and scandal, we’ll leave the field to the other side and gladly let the party develop a new philosophy of ethics in government.
If you agree, visit N.Z. Bear's and sign on.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
The suicide bomber who took out Iraqis waiting in line at a recruiting office in Ramadi the other day, also killed Sgt Adam Cann/USMC, a good friend of America's Son. Rather than wallowing in bitter anger, America's Son has a reminder to us all about dedication.
Posted by Barb at 6:39 PM
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
*Added* Fuzzybear Lioness provides the follow up on the story of Katherine Caffey, widow of fallen Marine 2nd Lt. James Caffey. Welcome to the world, young Jimmy!
Saturday, January 07, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
Today's the day to visit Castle Argghhh, and help push John, Bill and Dusty over the 1 million mark for visitors. Make sure you leave a comment, so that your IP will be registered - or John won't know who you are!
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Guarding the Governor's dog is probably *not* what most State Troopers are hoping to list on their resumes. But when danger threatened, extra protection was required for the state first family's pet, a Pomeranian named Franz, to protect him from the raccoons, opossums and coyotes!
Governor's protective detail extends to keeping wildlife from dog
It's so heart warming to know that the state funds are being used for such an important task. It would be Such a Waste to spend it on less important items like education or road improvements. (/sarcasm off)
Heh ... look out, little fellow!!
Posted by Barb at 8:10 PM
Seattle has proven again that we are tough on crime. No, we didn't get rid of the mis-management that
Recycling enforcement starts today
Seriously, now - how is this possibly going to work? Our garbage truck arrives at the house around 6:30am, typically. In the short days of winter, it is still dark outside. Even if you assumed that there is some tell-tale sign in the lumpiness of a garbage bag to indicate the contents, the bags are squashed into the provided plastic can - which is automatically picked up and dumped into the truck. No one is fondling the garbage bags to determine the contents!!
I want to know where they are getting the X-Ray vision glasses ... I want a pair.
H/T to Sharkansky at Sound Politics.
Linked to Castle Argghhh's H&I post.
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
By way of Camp Katrina (thanks, Phil!), here are some reports you likely won't hear on the nightly news...
OPERATION GREEN TRIDENT TURNS UP 72 CACHES (CENTCOM): U.S. Marines discovered more than ten metric tons of munitions hidden at 72 cache sites 39 km south of Fallujah during the week-long Operation Green Trident.
Actually, I had read about this on AnySoldier, from a post by Capt B of One Marine's View. Since the MSM won't tell us about it, I guess we have to spread the word.
Speaking of Capt B - he needs help. It appears that he and Major B (aka Taco) are going to write a book, and he needs ideas for a title. Go read his post, and help him out with some ideas!
Linked to the Castle Argghhh H&I Fires post of the day.