Winfrey told the BBC that President Barack Obama is receiving an unusually high amount of “disrespect” due to his skin color.
There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.
Maybe Murdoc’s just a dumb ol’ whiteboy, but he thinks every time someone talks about Obama’s race being why everyone doesn’t love him, the hope for true racial equality in America gets set back about five years.
Was browsing around, ended up reading about the Essex-class carrier USS Lake Champlain (CV-39), and found out a couple of interesting things about her that I didn’t know. First, she got the updated island superstructure and jet-handling upgrades of the SCB-27 program, but she never got the angled flight deck:
Also, during Operation Magic Carpet in 1945, she set a transatlantic speed record bringing US troops home from Europe. It stood until it was broken by the liner SS United States (currently and shamefully rotting away in Philadelphia) in 1952.
Al-Qaida leader calls for attacks inside US
A friendly reminder that we are, in fact, at war with terrorists.
‘I give you my word I’ll be back’
Extraordinary chivalry of British PoW who returned to German prison after visiting dying mother because of promise he made the Kaiser
U.S. weapons releases in Afghanistan drop dramatically
Lowest monthly total in over a year.
US Navy Renews Call for Missile Sub Funding Plan
The current Ohio-class boomers are set to retire in the late 2020s. Murdoc predicts the replacement will start entering service in the early 2040s.
Navy Confronts Anticipated Submarine Shortfall
Murdoc’s written (and worried) about the looming shortage of attack subs in the past. Things are developing as expected…rather badly.
Wisconsin’s third-largest school district says no thanks to union representation
The result goes to show that when workers have a choice on whether to join a union instead of being forced into one by law, they often choose to vote down the union.
Joe Biden wants Janet Napolitano on SCOTUS
Murdoc checked twice to make sure it wasn’t the Onion.
Rep. Charles Rangel Cites Possible Intervention in Syria as a Justification for his Call for Reinstating the Draft
Sounds like the Onion, but Murdoc didn’t check twice…Rangel always plays this card.
Boeing delivers last C-17 cargo jet to Air Force
There are existing foreign orders so the line will remain operational for now. Murdoc wouldn’t be surprised to see calls for more USAF C-17s in the future.
AF Magazine write-up on the C-17. The fleet averages about 10,000 hours per plane right now, with the oldest close to 20,000. They were designed with a 30,000 hour service life.
GAO Blasts Navy’s Ford-Class Carrier Program
22% cost increase since 2008.
Obama’s Successful Foreign Failure
The president may look incompetent on Syria. But his behavior fits his strategy to weaken America abroad.
Global warming cleverly hides itself with 1 million sq miles more arctic ice
Six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Arctic Sea Ice Update: Unlikely To Break Records, But Continuing Downward Trend
Still, this year’s melt rates are in line with the sustained decline of the Arctic ice cover observed by NASA and other satellites over the last several decades.
Illinois Supreme Court: Second Amendment Protects Carrying Outside the Home
Though a lot of knee-jerk legislation has been passed recently, the overall trend is toward more freedom for gun owners.
USS Cole case judge: Spiral-bound notebooks are ’boutique’ items
The spiral binding wire could be used as a weapon.
Two years ago:
“We have some planes.”
The man who said that is no longer in this world, and Murdoc strongly suspects that he is disappointed about how things turned out for him in the next one.
For Murdoc’s thoughts and feelings about what happened on this day in 2001, see 9/11 Report: “Planes. As in plural.”
We don’t always get to choose which wars to fight.
Been a while since Murdoc got any real hate mail. He hopes that this sort of thing indicates that he’s on the comeback:
America and American army are Satan’s soldiers
Down with all of you and satan
Ah, just like the good old days.
UPDATE: Also it appears that Murdoc’s Twitter feed is operational once again. Follow him @murdoconline if you dare.