Friday Linkzookery – 12 Dec 2008

Wreck of the USS Moody
This Clemson-class four-stacker was sunk in 1933 for the filming of MGM’s ‘Hell Below.’

Gov. Granholm (D-Mich.): Voting Against Auto Bailout “Un-American”
A union-friendly Democratic governor from Michigan in favor of the auto bailout? Shocking.

Senate Democrats Had Enough Republican Votes to Pass the Bailout
Does Pelosi think that these Democrats, who had the ability to pass the bailout, are “irresponsible,” too? And, for that matter, why didn’t she simply call them “unpatriotic”?

Mumbai Attackers, Taliban Used VOIP Phones
It’s not a new trick, Noah Shachtman writes.

Show of Support Military Hunt Inc.
Cool. Very cool.

Man Travels by Foot from Michigan to Washington, D.C in Support of the U.S. Constitution
On the way, Christopher Fojtik will be going door to door talking about the petitions for Redress of Grievances from We the People group.

We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam
By Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway. I was unaware of this book.

Pentagon Eyes Orbiting Power Station
Pilot station “in operation within 10 10 12 years”?

Iraq Chooses its COIN Aircraft
Going with the Hawker Beechcraft AT-6B. A good choice from among several good contenders. I wouldn’t mind the USAF (or the US Army if someone could get some rules changed) picking up a number of these, either.

AF may use contractors for refueling missions
On Dec. 16, the Air Force will explain to potential refueling firms the likely requirements for a private company to handle refueling missions.

The Shootist
A new blog by Gordon Hutchinson, co-author of The Great New Orleans Gun Grab.

The Smallest Assault Rifle
Strategy Page on the MTAR 21 Micro Tavor.

Afstan: Germany flunking
That’s what a senior Bundeswehr general says. They’re holding their own in beer consumption, though.

Arming India Against Terrorism
Relaxing gun control laws would be a good start.

I’m just tryin’ to help the kids!
Plaxico Burress on gun safety. (Well, not really…)

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Comments

  • Bram says:

    Gov. Granholm – Fuck you. You bail them out. Or, make Michigan a business friendly state so you recover when the inevitable bankruptcies occur.

  • fj44dash1 says:

    Murdoc, Have you read “we are soldiers still”? It looks very interesting.

  • Toejam says:

    We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

    Finished the book a few weeks ago. It’s an interesting saga of the authors revisit back to LZ-X-Ray and Albany 30-years after the battle and meeting the North Vietnamese commanders. Mr Moore also writes about his ideas of effective leadership and of a few individuals who were part of the battles and went on years later to be heroes in other tragic events. Rick Rescorla a Lieutenant during the Battle at LZ-X-Ray latter became the Head of security for Morgan Stanley at the World Trade center and died on 9/11 while successfully evacuating the Morgan Stanley employees.

    The book is a great follow-up to We were Soldiers once…and Young. It’s an easy read and I found I couldn’t put it down till i had read the whole thing.

    Here’s a good site which is dedicated to the epic battle:

    http://www.lzxray.com/overview.htm

  • Kevin says:

    I support Bram’s position.

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