Month – March 2008

Numbers

Strategy Page: Five years of fighting in Iraq has killed 4,000 American troops. The first five years of fighting in Vietnam (1965-69) killed 40,258…If the casualty rates [per number of troops deployed] were the same in Iraq, there should have been 13,747 dead so far. Let’s not forget that common predictions in 2003 had us […]

RA-5C Vigilante

A three-quarter portside aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the “Peacemakers of the Fleet” and was assigned to the USS RANGER (CV 61) from February 21 to September 22, 1979. This photograph may show the Vigilante’s last flight, since all Vigilante aircraft were officially retired in September […]

MN Protest

MichaelMoore.com featured this on their front page a couple of days ago: Mission Accomplished! Hundreds of Minnesota students rally, shut down military recruitment stations, 16 arrested It eventually links to this story in the MInnesota Daily: More than 200 students rally on campus against Iraq War, Sixteen people were arrested for offenses stemming from the […]

Darth Sadr still undefeated

Al-Sadr orders fighters to stop attacks Can he be stopped? Looking around and reading comments, it’s apparently a Major Victory for Sadr. Of course it’s a big win for Sadr. Just look at history: When he went on the offensive he won. When he agreed to a cease-fire he won. When he went on the […]

Hillary’s sniper rifle

I haven’t even bothered posting on the whole “I remember landing under sniper fire” thing because A) I guess I don’t know that it really matters all that much and B) It’s unbridled jackassery. But a few new pieces of evidence have surfaced that I probably ought to point out. First we have the HRC-47 […]

Friday Linkzookery – 28 Mar 2008

Nasiriyah Revisited Great article by Richard S. Lowry over at Op-For. 73% of the Public Believes Americans Have Right to Own Guns In a Gallup poll you’d probably miss if you watched the news, even those who don’t own guns think it’s an individual’s right by a 2-1 margin. The Terror: A Novel by Dan […]

Cycling 4 Children ’08

2008 Equal Parenting Bike Trek – 758 Miles – Lansing Michigan to Washington, D.C. Five Michigan fathers will pedal their bicycles 758 miles from Lansing, MI to Washington, D.C. Robb MacKenzie – Upper Penninsula of Michigan – US EPBT Founder – 2007 cyclist Robert Pedersen – West Michigan – 2007 Runner-Up Winner in Best Life […]

2nd Amendment Blog Bash: Murdoc’s In

I’ve worked out my conflicts and will definitely be attending the 2nd Amendment Blog Bash at the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, in May. There’s a great lineup of bloggers planning to attend and the convention should be a good one. You don’t have to be a “gun blogger” to attend the Bash, and […]