Month – February 2007

You know what makes Murdoc mad?

Something that just occurred to me, though I think it’s crossed my mind before, is that most political debates leave me staunchly defending George W. Bush almost every single time. Not usually because I’m what would considered to be a “staunch defender”, but because the opposition is so outrageously…errr…outrageous. There are so many legitimate things […]

Bullpups for Indian SF

Defense Industry Daily notes that India’s Special Forces, after a lengthy and trouble-filled initial implementation, are set to begin receiving the Tavor-21 Assault Rifle (TAR-21) into service. Tests in Israel during 2006 went well, clearing the contracted consignment for delivery. The new TAR-21s will have a ‘modified’ single-piece butt and new sights, as well as […]

Go Joe

Instapundit notes that Joe Lieberman is a bit lonely these days. But at least he’s not struggling to come up with a position. I guess that’s the difference between knowing what you believe, and trying to figure out what will sell. That’s exactly it. I’d like to point out that Murdoc’s vote can be bought. […]

F-22A Raptor Date Lined

Lockheed’s F-22 Raptor Gets Zapped by International Date Line Via a reader: When the group of Raptors crossed over the IDL, multiple computer systems crashed on the planes. Everything from fuel subsystems, to navigation and partial communications were completely taken offline. Numerous attempts were made to “reboot” the systems to no avail. Luckily for the […]

Juan Cole informing us with his comments

Haven’t mentioned the esteemed professor from the University of Michigan for a while. On Sunday he wrote: Late Saturday, the US Air Force launched a series of bombing raids on southeast Baghdad. This is absolutely shameful, that the US is bombing from the air a civilian city that it militarily occupies. You can’t possibly do […]

20th Century anchor on a 21st Century Ship

Bush carrier to carry Independence anchor CVN-77 USS George HW Bush will use one of CV-62 USS Independence’s 30-ton anchors. The Reagan, Truman, and Stennis also reused anchors from Forrestal-class ships. (via Alert5) UPDATE: Speaking of ironworks, if they’re going to use the Independence’s anchor, they might as well use the Independence’s fighters, too: Flight […]