Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"Science, Strategy and War The Strategic Theory of John Boyd" is now available in paperback for $37.95 from the publisher Routledge.That's a relief. I mean where the hell did Amazon get that $128.42 new and $105.00 used price.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The news story about Obama and his commie influence is currently flying under the media radar as it is all media hands on deck to maintain his cover as fit candidate for POTUS this November. Unfortunately, thanks to blogs such as Accuracy in Media, and New Zeal, the Obama camp/media cover is starting to slip with analysis by Melanie Phillips here and Accuracy In Media, here and a PDF on Hawaii, Communism and the Obama Connection by Cliff Kincaid.here
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Georgia's revenge did not take long to kick the leader of the Russian kleptocracy in the tukus. Today, September 16, is officially known now as BLACK TUESDAY as the RTS and MICX suspended trading at the OMG level of 889.66 -- the most humongous drop since the Russian meltdown of 1998. Good thing they stopped the meter there as by now Russian state legitimacy would be trading at zero. What happened? Imagine Georgia as the goose that laid the golden egg and guess what Putin ate?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
By Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden
American Forces Press Service
Army Capt. Greg Ambrosia, executive officer of Company A and recipient of the Silver Star that Mullen awarded here, said he can attribute his leadership and confidence during such patrols to the lives he saved during one particular encounter with Taliban fighters on the night of Sept. 27.
Ambrosia and his men set up a makeshift outpost after a nighttime air assault into the valley. The troopers made contact with the enemy early the next morning, receiving a hail of rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire. But they couldn’t spot where exactly the attack was coming from, he said.
His basic function and responsibility was to radio information from the company commander in a nearby mounted element on the side of the mountain back to the battalion headquarters, he continued.
“We spotted an enemy scout and eventually made contact, but he was able to [disengage and communicate] our location to other fighters in the valley,” Ambrosia said.
Ambrosia’s element had a translator monitoring the enemy communication with a basic one-way radio. After the initial contact, it was quiet for about 45 minutes. The interpreter continued to monitor the radio, and Ambrosia learned that the scout was coordinating with other enemy fighters in the area to launch an attack, he explained.
Soon there were at least three enemy elements with three to five fighters each closing in on the platoon. So close, in fact, they were in hand-grenade range of his troops, he said.
“They were able to get to really close using the terrain,” he continued. “At one point, I started calling the vehicles in the valley to start shooting on our position, because the enemy was too close to call in artillery or mortar fire.”
“So we ended up having our guys shooting on our own position,” he continued.
Even though Ambrosia and his men maintained some safety behind a mound of rocks, the smoke from the mounted vehicle engulfed their position. He began call for aerial support from AH-64 Apache helicopters, he said.
Enemy radio traffic intercepted by Ambrosia’s interpreter let the paratroopers know the insurgents planned to overrun their position and take them hostage, but they were able to repel the attack, he said.
However, Ambrosia’s radio requests for Apaches to provide aerial support wouldn’t arrive for another 45 minutes, he added.
“That’s when it began to get really hairy,” he said. “The enemy was getting really close and using hand grenades.”
Ambrosia’s actions and direction of his men repelled the enemy fighters long enough for the helicopters to arrive. The modest captain said he doesn’t know exactly how many enemies were killed, but knows that two of his men were wounded. None were killed.
“I’m very thankful for that,” Ambrosia said.
“It has been a very dangerous time here,” Mullen told the troopers. “You’re almost home; it’s not far off, so stay focused and get home safe. I can’t say enough about how impressed and proud I am of what you’ve accomplished.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
- 12 pounds Moose Turds
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- Two beers
- Preheat oven to 375
- Shred turds into a large bowl, Add sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Drink first beer. Mix well and dump in bottom crust. Dot top with 3 tablespoons butter mashed.
- On a cutting board, place packaged pie crust. With your KBar cut holes from the pie crust. Place over Moose Turd pie and seal with goodness and love.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove pie and baste with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Pull out of oven and if you forgot to line oven with foil to hold spillovers---drink second beer.
(Deer, Wild Mustang or Bear may be substituted)