Murdoc headed to sunny CA

I’m headed to California for a quick business (day job) trip and will try to post Friday evening.

In the meantime, don’t forget that it’s the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The names of all 429 Sailors killed aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma (BB 37) during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor are represented at the newly built USS Oklahoma Memorial on Ford Island. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist David Rush

Also see my post on the Oklahoma’s sister, USS Nevada (BB 36), from December 7th, 2005:
“This is not a drill!”


  1. Hope the weather out in California is as good as in Southern Flordia, Murdoc. I’m down here for 3-months of R&R after a severe bout of post tramatic syndrome brought on by bad Northern N.J. winters experiences. 80 degrees and sunny on a daily basis ain’t too shabby!!!!!!

  2. Those battleships are awsome weapons of war. That’s the kind of machine that makes a country think twice about screwing with you. I wonder how many torpedos and bombs it would take to sink a current US Navy ship. Let’s see the Cole was just about sunk by an inflatable boat, and it appears the Navy’s next generation of ships could be sunk with a heavy machine gun. Pretty darn impressive, isn’t it? Of course, today’s admirals get all woody when you talk about the number of lines of code it takes to program the ship’s computers and the data rate of their antennas. I felt a lot safer back when the engineers were the nerds.

  3. Sorry about leaving this note here but for whatever reason my email is on break. Here is the blog of the guy running against Murtha And here is the blog of the guy who’s helping to recruit bloggers to support this man. And here is a blog post from Samatha Speaks on why she wants to jump in and support him … Sam is a great writer. And yes I am supporting him at my blog too. Take a look and see if you think it’s worth jumping in.