Your humble scribe has not been assiduously following the debates between the several presidential candidates of the various parties, not merely because it all seems so depressingly like a hideously extended version of Jeff Foxworthy’s “Who’s Smarter than a Fifth Grader?” without either the youthful charm or juvenile humor, but also because the election [...]
The problem with loose cannons is that you never know quite what they’ll run into next: Ex-Marine John Murtha returned from a fact-finding junket to Iraq and conceded that, gosh: That whole failed surge policy thing that I’ve been fulminating against since January (when I haven’t been trying and convicting combat Marines in my [...]
The news from Iraq continues to trend in a positive direction:
The number of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq this month is headed toward the lowest monthly level since March 2006, reflecting a turnaround in U.S. efforts to establish security and defeat insurgents.
With one day left in November, 26 U.S. troops and [...]
In Sudan, British citizen and teacher Gillian Gibbons has been convicted by a court and sentenced to 15 days in jail before being deported:
A court in Sudan on Thursday found a British teacher guilty of inciting religious hatred by allowing her class to name a teddy bear “Mohammed” and sentenced her to 15 [...]
Ten hour meetings of a cross-functional team. Even if that team did manage to garner greater than $500 million in savings and cost avoidances over the FYDP. For you.
A rabid pack of O-6′s mercilessly haranguing a senior chief petty officer from the Bureau of Personnel over the difference between manning requirements, funded billets, [...]
Brian DePalma’s “Redacted” – Not just bad, nor merely unloved, but fundamentally dishonest, according to Hollywood’s own Roger L. Simon:
(There) is a reason for why this particular badness occurred and it is not simply their seemingly anti-American viewpoint. The movies are essentially inauthentic. The filmmakers think they are supposed to be antiwar, but [...]
It’s funny the things you can forget about the country you sprung from – even when you are reminded from time to time by going back. Little things, but ones that sidle away from you when you’re not looking. Especially when you live in far off place that – however mild the weather, and [...]
It turns out that the world’s ugliest bride also has something of a personality disorder.
Soldiers manning a checkpoint near Baghdad stopped a wedding convoy to find that the purported bride and groom were wanted terror suspects, an Iraqi Defense Ministry official said Monday.
The soldiers became suspicious of [...]