Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Singing Dixie as High Art


The Hastings College Choir prepared this classic setting for a 'command performance' at the 2009 dedication of the Morrison-Reeves Science Center on campus. Dr. Fritz Mountford, conductor. They are, of course, racist hate filled bastids.

Black Confederates

Now read WhenRucker called the roll—A Soldier’s Story

U must B a Republican

You must be a ....

Stu said I'd love it, and I do!

Best Bike Ever

I knew this guy ...

I knew this guy who opened an origami business… but then it folded.

M1A2 Abrams didn’t place.


Six NATO countries squared off last week in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge, a two-day competition that pitted some of the alliance’s best tank crews against each another in a series of events centered on armored warfare. The challeng was the first of its kind there since 1991.

The challenge featured seven tank platoons in total. Denmark, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Poland all competed with one platoon, while the United States sent two. Each platoon included four tanks manned by four men. Germany took the gold in its Leopard 2A6 tanks, followed by Denmark and Poland in second place and third place respectively, while the U.S. Army in the M1A2 Abrams didn’t place.
I am mildly surprised that the Abrams tank, the preeminent tank in the world just 8 years ago, had lost some edge;  but JFC! The U.S. Army in the M1A2 Abrams didn’t place?  And that's against NATO tanks. 

Like all of you, the Obama occupation has been a nightmare event for me; but I, we here, have done just about all we could do without .. you know—being responsible for a slew of Obama Highs, and Obama  airports.   However, and I'm not making this up, while I am grateful for a long life of living in the greatest country the world has known, a current blessing is that I am 95 years old, and waiting for my ship to sail into the sunset.  Oh, one other thing, knowing my kids will eventually say, "Mom and Dad were right."