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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| February 5, 2016 | 149 Comments

Yes, we’re screwed. Here’s your weekend open thread.

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SJW Haring sets the USMC up for female integration failure

SJW Haring sets the USMC up for female integration failure

| February 5, 2016 | 65 Comments

We’ve discussed former Lieutenant Colonel Ellen Haring before. She once sued the Pentagon because she wasn’t qualified to lead a female Engagement Team in Iraq (my guess is that she was physically unable and mentally unfit) and so her dream of being the first SJW in combat went unrealized and her career was stunted as […]

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TCU boots vet from Journalism class for his opinion

TCU boots vet from Journalism class for his opinion

| February 5, 2016 | 231 Comments

GDContractor sends us a link to a story at Hypeline about a disabled veteran and student, Matthew Monahan, who was booted from a Journalism class at Texas Christian University because the teacher of the particular class decided that Matthew’s class assignment was “dark, offensive and inappropriate”. I’m not sure we’re getting the whole story, but […]

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Fourth Circuit strikes down Maryland’s Scary Black Gun Ban

Fourth Circuit strikes down Maryland’s Scary Black Gun Ban

| February 5, 2016 | 24 Comments

Remember when Maryland’s former governor, Marty O’Malley, currently one of the Democrat presidential candidates (in case you forgot), rammed his “Firearms Safety Act” through the legislature in the middle of the night? It banned a number of modern sporting rifles (scary black gun) and magazines for weapons that stored more than ten rounds. Well, the […]

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Captain Brian K. Sorenson, former USS ANZIO commander fired

Captain Brian K. Sorenson, former USS ANZIO commander fired

| February 5, 2016 | 19 Comments

Mick sends us a link to the Virginian-Pilot which reports that the Navy has sunk another commander’s career. This time it’s Captain Brian K. Sorenson the commander of the USS ANZIO, a Ticonderoga-class cruiser guided missile cruiser. The ANZIO was most recently deployed to recover the 10 sailors who were imprisoned by Iran last month. […]

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Friday morning feel good stories

Friday morning feel good stories

| February 5, 2016 | 11 Comments

In Covington, Kentucky, two burglars climbed in through a window where the homeowner met them with some celebratory gunfire sending both to the hospital. The police haven’t reported on their condition so far. there’s an alternate story told by the wounded men’s family where they were lured to the home by text messages and the […]

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Draft Americans’ Daughters Act

Draft Americans’ Daughters Act

| February 4, 2016 | 138 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that Republican representatives Duncan Hunter and Ryan Zinke, Hunter a former Marine and Zinke a former Navy SEAL, wasted no time crafting the Draft Americans’ Daughters Act to fully integrate females into the military service. The bill would require draft-aged women to register for conscription ninety days after bill is signed […]

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Specialist Skylar Anderson; the first female Army Combat Engineer

Specialist Skylar Anderson; the first female Army Combat Engineer

| February 4, 2016 | 30 Comments

Since we’ve been on Private Lopez’ case all morning, I think it’s only fair that we mention the first female graduate of the Army’s Combat Engineer course, Skylar Anderson, who lives in Colchester, Vermont while she attends the University of Vermont. The big difference between Specialist Anderson and Private Lopez is that Anderson wasn’t even […]

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