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Fake News? Yep.

This just seemed apropos, given the article Jonn just published. Poll: Majority of Americans Think Mainstream Media Publishes ‘Fake News’ The results were from the most recent Harvard-Harris poll. It’s not just Republicans who think the media “pulls things out of it’s (ear)” these days, either. A majority of both political independents and Democrats also […]

Third Carrier to North Korea

The US is sending a third carrier strike force to the Western Pacific, in what is seen as an unusual show of force. USS Nimitz will join two other super-carriers, USS Carl Vinson and USS Ronald Reagan, already in the area. While the Navy hasn’t explicitly stated Nimitz is intended for operations around the Korean peninsula, […]

Washington Post tackles David Clarke’s Stolen Valor

I guess the question about Sheriff David Clarke’s uniform and the Slate article which ignited the discussion was too good for the Washington Post to ignore. Despite the fact that the Left’s own fact checkers at Snopes admitted that it was a tempest in a teapot. The Post determined that it was worth their time […]

Sponsors and Police groups boycott Puerto Rican Day Parade

Mick sends us a link from Fox News which reports that some police groups and parade sponsors are flocking away from the Puerto Rico Day parade because of the plan to honor terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera; Defenders of Lopez Rivera argue he was never directly implicated in any attack. Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled […]

Warthog Attack Plane Finds New Life in Trump Administration

Three years ago, the Pentagon proposed scrapping the fleet for what it estimated would be $3.5 billion in savings over five years.

Warthog survives

Chief Tango sends us an Associated Press link that announces that the A-10 Thunderbolt, lovingly called the Warthog, will be around for longer than we thought it would a year or two ago; In the 2018 Pentagon budget plan sent to Congress this week, the Air Force proposed to keep all 283 A-10s flying for […]

Sunday morning feel good stories

From Portland, Oregon; The shirtless suspect, later identified as 19-year-old Noel Stivensson, by all accounts kicked in the door of an apartment, and was acting “out of it” according to its resident, who asked not to be identified. The resident said the trespasser “appeared to be high” and, out of concern for his own safety, […]

Army Specialist Etienne Murphy passes

According to the Army Times, the Department of Defense reported that Army Specialist Etienne Murphy, of B Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Rangers was killed in a vehicle rollover yesterday in Syria; Murphy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and enlisted in the Army from his hometown of Snellville, Georgia, in June 2013, according to USASOC. After […]

About That Age Thing….

I got this essay in the mail from someone a while back. I don’t know who the author is, but I think it’s very much to the point. I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got […]

Mark B. Chartrand; phony wounded hero arrested

The St Louis Dispatch tells the story of Mark B. Chartrand, of St Louis who makes Kyle Barwan look like a piker; While on a trip to California while using another name, Chartrand showed his Purple Heart to his Airbnb hosts, and in consideration of that, they allowed him to stay even though his bill […]

Riley Williams; phony Afghanistan veteran

Someone sent us their work on this Riley Williams fellow. He claims to have served in the Army infantry “during the war in Afghanistan” in this article from the Webster University Journal; Williams spent his life in the U.S. Army as an infantryman when the U.S. was at war with Afghanistan. Those in the infantry […]

Gregg Nicholas; fake DHS agent arrested

Don sends us a link to the story of Gregg Nicholas who was arrested in Huntsville, Alabama for impersonating a Homeland Security agent. He was caught when he tried to have DHS patches sewn on some camouflaged shirts. He had DHS decals plastered all over his truck which was fitted with red and blue lights […]

Cesar Lorenzo; phony Vietnam veteran

The folks at Green Beret Posers Exposed discovered this fellow, Cesar Lorenzo, who claims the whole empanada – Ranger, Special Forces, combat veteran in the Viet of the Nam. In a video at Stories of Service he correctly tells his interviewer that he was born in 1954, but then he says that he joined the […]

Frederick P. Crosby comes home

Last year Hondo told us that DPAA had recovered the remains of Navy LCDR Frederick P. Crosby. Top Kone sends a link which reports that his daughter, Deborah Crosby, will finally lay him to rest in San Diego; Crosby says she spent decades inquiring about the progress of her father’s case and providing anything to […]

Marine officers on the town in Bogota

HMC Ret sends us a link to the story of three married Marine officers who have found themselves being investigated for a February night in Bogota, Colombia where they were attending a conference but decided to go into an off-limits area of the city and brought some of the local ladies back to their hotel […]

Saturday morning feel good stories

From Mobile, Alabama; The alleged victims said two men forced their front door open. Police say when one of the suspects kicked in the bedroom door, he was shot. Mobile Police say 31 year-old James Key was shot in the head and shoulder. Investigators say the other suspect, 26 year-old Tony Daniel Baggett, was arrested […]

Tuskegee Airmen Recall History-Making Service, Missions

They were among the men who became the first black pilots, navigators and support personnel to serve during World War II.

Looking Back at America's Entry into the 'Great War'

Woodrow Wilson's Memorial Day 1917 call to arms was framed as an effort "to serve mankind."

Chinese Fighter Jets Buzz US Navy Surveillance Plane

Two Chinese J-10 fighter jets flew within 200 yards of a Navy P-3 Orion surveillance plane in international airspace this week.

Weekend open thread

May 26, 2017 Bearing the Load In Bangladesh, a worker in a brickyard carries stacks of bricks out from the kiln. The nation is growing rapidly, and the need for construction materials is constant. Photograph By Apu Jaman

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