Off relatively early for to travel to Gillespie Airfield in East County, just for the trek of it. A lady there having a 1971 Cessna 177RG Cardinal all broke down for annual inspection, and kindly offering her services through the CFO organization to let us peek under the hood like. See where the pixies [...]
Middle America Red State types often fulminate about the political influence of coastal elites. But what does it mean when the mayor of San Francisco has to drop out of the race for the governor’s mansion in California, while the GOP-endorsed candidate in a traditionally safe Republican seat has to yield to a more [...]
Now, besides the warm glow of knowing that you’ve helped a wounded troop reconnect with his family, friends and the world, you can also receive a tangible reminder of your munificence at the VALOUR-IT auction being held on eBay.
All profits go to the troops.
Turns out the Greatest Generation isn’t quite done yet – PBS has an upcoming special about a group of greeters who welcome back returning servicemen at Bangor, Maine. Day in, day out. No matter the time of day.
Check the trailer.
Then TiVo up.
PS – Bring Kleenex.
For the last few years at least, former Reagan era speechwriter and current WSJ op-ed writer Peggy Noonan has been a bit of a Debbie Downer. She has surveyed the wrecked landscape of the Gipper’s vision, endured the oily creepiness of the Clinton era, and mostly succeeded in holding her nose through the budget [...]
That’s what Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, late of Qatar and landed upon these shores on 10 September 2001 as a sleeper agent for further al Qaeda attacks on US soil got for his crimes, along with time served:
According to the plea agreement, Mr. Marri said he had been ordered by Mr. (Khalid Sheik) [...]
The president paid a visit to Dover last night.
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, traveled with the president to Dover. He told reporters earlier that Mr. Obama was “probably getting to the end” of his decision-making process on his military plans for Afghanistan. The recent rise in violence would not necessarily [...]
Despite a heinous terrorist attack designed to cast doubt on the Iraqi government’s ability to provide security, David Ignatius manages to find seeds of optimism in Baghdad;
(My) Iraqi friends were surprisingly upbeat about the future, even after Sunday’s terrible bombings. “In every sector, Iraq is coming back to its normal mode,” said one. [...]