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Journalism this week

Journalism this week

| August 29, 2015 | 26 Comments

There were a couple of things that I observed this week in the world of journalism that I find it hard to let pass without a comment. The first was Jorge Whats-his-name from Univision who demanded to be heard by Donald Trump by interrupting his press conference. As many of you know, I’m not Trump […]

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Greg “Lakota” Witter, another stellar career down the crapper

Greg “Lakota” Witter, another stellar career down the crapper

| August 29, 2015 | 61 Comments

The folks at Military Phonies send us their work on Greg Earl Witter who claims that he retired from the Army as a Master Sergeant in 2010, that he was with Task Force Ranger in Somalia, that he has combat tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, that he was a Special Forces soldier, and that he […]

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ND:tBF Fires More Senior Officials

ND:tBF Fires More Senior Officials

| August 29, 2015 | 13 Comments

Well, the Dork of NorK – AKA Emmentaler-Boi, “Fatboy Kim”, and “ND:tBF” – is in the news again. Since last week, North and South Korea have reached an agreement to reduce tensions on their DMZ. Those tensions had led to a recent exchange of artillery fire across the DMZ. North Korea expressed “regret” at the wounding […]

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Saturday morning feel good stories

Saturday morning feel good stories

| August 29, 2015 | 6 Comments

In Jamestown, North Dakota a fellow broke into someone’s home and started a confrontation with the owner who, in turn, ventilated the fellow, but he’s in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries thinking about what he has done. In Clay County, Kentucky, a man tried to win back his ex-wife by shooting her current husband with […]

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| August 28, 2015 | 147 Comments

So, here’s your open thread for the weekend. I’m about half-way to Bethesda for my annual trek to look at the pretty nurses and doctoresses at Walter Reed. If you’re wondering what is happening in LA this week, your guess is as good as mine. I do know that a certain non-CPO has another pair […]

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Well, That Didn’t Take Very Long

Well, That Didn’t Take Very Long

| August 28, 2015 | 49 Comments

I’m guessing any number of people are saying or thinking “Told you so” right about now. ‘Sister Wives’ family cites gay marriage ruling in polygamy case Sheesh.  I don’t think I wanna know what’s coming next.  

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Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen Jr. passes

Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen Jr. passes

| August 28, 2015 | 11 Comments

Fox News reports the sad news that Lieutenant General Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first Black Marine Corps aviator has passed at the tender age of 83. Peterson began his career as a seaman and a electronics technician in 1950, then he entered the Naval Aviation Cadet program which he completed in 1952, in time […]

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Carlos Mullen saving the world

Carlos Mullen saving the world

| August 28, 2015 | 10 Comments

David sends us a link to Fox News which reports that Carlos Mullen, an Army veteran is being credited with saving the life of a six-year-old when the child had drowned in the pool at a resort where Mullen and his fiance were staying; Carlos Mullen and his fiancée Christina Lamothe were on the third […]

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