Your humble scribe got a taste of an alternate lifestyle yesterday, inasmuch as he was asked to fly his CEO from sun sparkled Sandy Eggo to sun hammered Inkyokern, California. On account of the business trip to Naval Air Station China Lake that was in it. It being believed that there were [...]
Try to find a pattern in the randomness!
The UK Prime Minister is not rumored to have an especially deep appreciation of foreign policy, which in part explains why he gave that dreadful speech in Ankara.
David Frum, on the other hand, posits a deeper game.
Vladimir Putin is a clever lad, but I think he’s mistaking expenditures for relevancy:
Russian Navy plans to buy the first batch of MiG-29K fighters set to be deployed on an aircraft carrier later this year, said a Navy official on Friday.
“This year we are planning to buy the first batch [...]
This, actually, is not as bad as it sounds:
Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West [...]
This is one of those days when I don’t have anything to say, so I’ll go ahead and say it anyway:
Up early this morning, and down to the NAVNET (naval networking) breakfast in Mission Valley. The breakfasts start at 0700, and I hadn’t been to one since I experimentally dipped [...]
The flotsam and jetsam from things that have come into my scan. Updated throughout the day, maybe.
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The North Vietnamese were cruel tormentors of the American POWs [...]
Under the heading of “politicians are funny, some funnier than others and some not in a ‘ha-ha’ funny kind of way,” our girl Sara responds to John Kerry’s Sanford/Palin joke.
It is to laugh.
The WSJ has an interesting post up about the Capping Trade legislation being pushed through Congress. The [...]
This is going to be short, he said. And she nodded, knowingly.
“Worked” from home today. Had lunch at the UTC. “Miami Grille,” it was, and a lovely Churrasco Chopp. Latin music, and that. Grilled, marinated steak, saffron rice, black beans, romaine lettuce, tomatoes topped with chimichurri sauce. Fried plantains for [...]
Your correspondent considers that whole taildragger endorsement to be unfinished bidness. I don’t like starting things and not finishing, even if – like the master’s thesis from hell – it takes a hideously extended time.
But sitting there on the runway with the spinner stopped in a 65-HP Champ that really wasn’t up to [...]
So, I don’t know what’s worse. The fact that your host unintentionally forwarded a frank and open discussion about the manifest cultural deficiencies of the organization he purports to support, or the fact that no one seems to have noticed it.
Generation Kill is out on Netflix, for those [...]