Friday Linkzookery – 14 Aug 2009

Air Force urged to consider Navy F-18s
Navy F-18s could possibly fill the Air National Guard’s fighter gap.

“Obama As Hitler” Poster Was A Democrat/Union Plant At John Dingell Townhall

Nuclear Cruiser Could Be Cheaper Than Non-Nukes

Press Largely Ignored Incendiary Rhetoric at Bush Protest
No way.

Michigan’s Population Exodus
Murdoc’s not looking to flee. Yet.

Stoeger Tactical Double Barrel
A tactical side-by-side shotgun?

F/A-18 may perform ‘hands-off’ carrier landings by 2011
To test X-47B systems.

The New Book Banning
Children’s books burn, courtesy of the federal government.

Obamas set to relax at prominent Republican’s $20-million private estate
OMFG!!! You mean with all the things going on in the country he’s taking a vacation?!? [/sarc]

Was Hillary jetlagged? That’s a hell of an excuse for the lady who purveyed the 3 a.m. ad!

Fancy dropping into Pitetsbkrrh?
Pittsburgh tower fails spelling test

Inouye Ignores Veto Threat Against F-35 Engine Funding
Wait, the F136 not-dead-again? I thought it was most recently dead-again after previously being not-dead-again.

189th Carnival of Homeschooling
The Lolcats edition.


  1. More bugs or super bugs hu? While they’re at it they can get an Air Force One F-18 going, an AWACS F-18, and if they lengthen out the fuselage enough, a new air force tanker hornet.

    Though I have to admit that fifty million a pop sounds like a relative steal these days of eight to a hundred twenty million dollar planes, not even counting the Raptor. They talking F model here? The old bug’s got to be out of production by now.

    I don’t really care what they buy, but they need to get some options going soon. JSF is still a ways off. I’m partial to the Silent Eagle, but then for 100 million a pop, they start to look a little overpriced.

  2. The Silent Eagle is the way to go. You already have the infrastructure to support the bird, it would not take much to get the pilots up to speed. Factor in the logistics and the f-18 does not look so cheap.

    In any event, capability-wise the F-15 has it all over the F-18 (any version). Personally I think the air-force would be better off buy 370 F-22 and about 1000 Silent Eagles and killing the F-35 (except for the STOL version)

  3. Unrelated: funny

    “A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular with what’s left of your unit.”

    – PS Magazine, US Army’s preventative maintenance publication, 1993.

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