I understand Pres Trump announced via twitter that transgender will no longer be allowed to serve in the services.
I am especially glad to see some semblance of sanity return to the Armed Services. Mental illness has always been a disqualifying aspect of serving, and this should be no different.
Today was the 10th race in a 20 race series of F1. It was held at the Silverstone Racetrack in England, a momentous venue.
F1 was created in 1950, right there at Silverstone. It is one of the old, famous tracks, unlike some of the tracks you find elsewhere, which … MORE…
Just on the news – a disgruntled employee, doctor-type, just walked into his former hospital and killed one doc and wounded 5-6 others before taking the coward’s way out and shooting himself.
Too bad none of those shot had the option of carrying a concealed weapon.
I found this a reasonable analogy –
Title: Draining the Swamp is Messy
By Michael Master
Our home is in a community of 2,000 homes located on the intercostal in North Carolina. Everything lives here. Alligators. Water moccasins. Rattle snakes. Sea hawks. Egrets. Giant blue heron. Mosquitoes… … MORE…
So amid all the swirl of investigations, congressional testifying, and, of course, the shooting of republicans, here is an interesting item.
Apparently Putin has offered asylum to Comey! Never knew the guy had such a sense of humour.
Looks like the guy who will be nominated to be SecNav is a Marine aviator who has been an investment banker, worked at the commodities exchange. Currently lives in Wyoming.
Just fill up that government with Marines and all will go well.
From the blog Samisdata,
The post-terror cultivation of passivity speaks to a profound crisis of – and fear of – the active citizen. It diminishes us as citizens to reduce us to hashtaggers and candle-holders in the wake of serious, disorientating acts of violence against our society. It decommissions … MORE…
To all the vets here, of all the services, thank you for your service, for your commitment to the nation.
To all those who fell in service, may the Lord hold you near and dear.
Talking with Nanda last night got me thinking about something she said. It is unfair that such a small number of our nation stand guard for all.
The military services will argue that the “new” all-volunteer military is a great boon. Some of this is probably just “supporting the boss.” … MORE…
Talking to a co-worker, and we got on the subject of cars. She asked what I drove and I told her a Z06. She then said she wouldn’t want one because it didn’t come as a stick shift. I had to tell her it did, but the auto was faster. … MORE…