Before I begin this post, this shall be my last one. For reasons satisfactory to me I have decided that it is time to move on. John Noonan gave me my start at blogging and I have found it to be a great outlet; both intellectually and emotionally. I will continue to blog, at my own blog http://vmitownie76.com, occasionally at Sic Semper Tyrannis, and other blogs, where occasionally I make an appearance. I shall continue to read OP-FOR and may from time to time make a comment or two. I would urge some of the regular commentators to contact JPP [...]
A reprise to our post on Mighty Stonewall at Chancellorsville; ETP0802 sent the link to this fascinating article: Scholars have long questioned whether it was an infection or pneumonia that killed Jackson, who gained the nickname “Stonewall” early in the war and went on to be lionized in the South and feared in the North because of his military exploits. On Friday, the 150th anniversary of Jackson’s death, a trauma surgeon with experience on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan revealed his diagnosis of Jackson’s death after reinvestigating the medical record. After reviewing the 1860s files and subsequent reports, University [...]
Lying scum. Human filth. And a menace to the security of this Nation.
It’s not an “infantry” division. ;-) Still has damn some good pics.
457,000,000– that’s the number of cartridges imported into the U.S. just in January and February of this year. Data also shows that cartridge imports nearly doubled from 2011 to 2012, from 1.6 billion to 2.1 billion. Again, shotgun shell imports increased dramatically during this time as well, from 82.9 million to 116.2 million. Foreign ammo maker Armscor International wants to double its production capabilities to accommodate the growing popularity of its ammunition and firearms. The company recently announced plans to increase its presence in the U.S. by building new production facilities in Nevada. Hell yes. Buy it and stack it, [...]
An alumnus from ’96 passed this along today, with a comment: “Maybe I’m too sensitive, but I just find the article odd. I wouldn’t say a rewriting of history, but an equivocation of the US and the Vietnamese communists. I see more and more things like this coming out of that institute. Why is it they choose places like Vietnam or Cuba, and not say the Philippines. Go tour Corregidor and Bataan instead of getting propaganda.” I find myself nodding my head. What say you?
(Firefly fans will know the quote.) Homemade guns aren’t new, but this one has broken some ground. Think not only of whole guns, but parts too. Magazines. And in the future perhaps, polymer cartridge cases. Liberty always moves faster than tyranny. The free market always out-maneuvers the restrictions put in its path.
ETP0802 sent this in. After a long day of dealing with freaks, weirdos and yahoos– and I work in the Pentagon– I needed a laugh. Unfortunately this isn’t a DuffelBlog article. Anyone out that way care to comment?
Someone stole a march on the administration. Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday. Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now [...]
THIS DAY ONE-HUNDRED FIFTY YEARS AGO– Mighty Stonewall’s flank march at the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the epic quote, “The Institute will be heard from today.” (See also THIS. Scroll down and look for a link from the Huffington Post, and read it carefully. What say you now?)