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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| February 23, 2018 | 21 Comments

February 23, 2018 The Best Nest An African golden weaver shows off its handiwork in the Rift Valley, Kenya. Male weaverbirds create intricate nests to lure in female birds for mating season.

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73rd Anniversary of Mount Suribachi flag raising

73rd Anniversary of Mount Suribachi flag raising

| February 23, 2018 | 6 Comments

Mick reminds us that today is the 73rd anniversary of the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi, the highest peak on the island of Iwo Jima. From the History channel; During the bloody Battle for Iwo Jima, U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Regiment of the 5th Division take […]

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US Jerusalem Embassy to open this Spring

US Jerusalem Embassy to open this Spring

| February 23, 2018 | 5 Comments

Mick sends us a link to Fox News which reports that the US Israel Embassy will open in Jerusalem in May, 2018 ahead of schedule and in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of their independence. A ribbon-cutting is being planned for mid-May. Israel proclaimed independence on May 14, 1948. The May opening […]

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Daniel Barrett Swecker; repeat DWI offender gets 6 months for killing vet

Daniel Barrett Swecker; repeat DWI offender gets 6 months for killing vet

| February 23, 2018 | 22 Comments

Bert sends us a link to Fox News which tells how Daniel Barrett Swecker, who had been convicted of DWI offenses twice before, struck and murdered Afghanistan veteran Nelson Marvin Canada. When Swecker struck Canada with his car, Canada was launched 120 feet from the site of the impact. Swecker left the scene on foot […]

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Failures

Failures

| February 23, 2018 | 72 Comments

Let me say right off the bat that the gunman at the Broward County, Florida school bears all of the responsibility for his murder of 17 former classmates whatever his name is. No one else. However, a long string of failures made it possible for him to engage in his grisly task. The Broward County […]

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David Willard; phony SEAL

David Willard; phony SEAL

| February 23, 2018 | 33 Comments

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this fellow, David Willard. He claims to be a Navy SEAL, and he’s convinced a lot of his friends that he’s a SEAL. Willard even has a jeep with the Trident painted on the hood and a fugly cap that only pretenders buy; Well, he […]

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Catalino Aguda; phony Air Force TACP

Catalino Aguda; phony Air Force TACP

| February 23, 2018 | 62 Comments

Someone sent us their work on this Catalino Aguda fellow. He claims that he was a member of an Air Force Tactical Air Control Party. A TACP travels with Army and Marine Corps maneuver units and act as advisors to commanders in the application of air power to the battle. They establish and maintain command […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| February 23, 2018 | 7 Comments

From Lacanto, Florida; Citrus County resident Carmelo Marchese says he had no choice but to shoot a would-be home invader. “I was honestly and truly in fear for my life,” he told FOX 13. It started with his dog daisy barking wildly. A stranger was knocking on the door at 11:30 at night. Police say […]

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