Category: History

Saturday morning cartoons

Saturday morning cartoons

| March 14, 2009 | Reply

I scan the web so that you don’t have to . . . Let’s see . . . the North Koreans . . . the Chinese . . . and now the Russians. Who’s going to be the next to challenge the new Obama Administration? Maybe Iran? And how will the Obama Administration respond? Oh, […]

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Wednesday’s woes

Wednesday’s woes

| March 11, 2009 | Reply

Fresh, hot cup o’ links for you. . . .now with morning update (new links at the top)! The bad news is that we’re only a year away from the next election cycle. The good news is that the Democrats fear a looming train wreck. And speaking of panic . . . . One of […]

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A reminder from years past

A reminder from years past

| March 6, 2009 | Reply

As Ben Franklin put it, “Experience is a dear [i.e., costly, expensive] school, but fools will learn at no other.” Hat tip to Instapundit.  ..bruce w..

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A reminder of a time of real crisis

A reminder of a time of real crisis

| February 10, 2009 | Reply

At this site you can see a selection of posters from World War II. It is easy to mock them today or to wince at the ethnic caricatures, but it was not at all clear through much of WW II who was going to win or where the final borders would be drawn.  Hat tip […]

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Nuclear criticality accidents over the past 60+ years

Nuclear criticality accidents over the past 60+ years

| December 13, 2008 | 2 Replies

I’m trying to figure out where I ran across the link for this report (PDF, 3.7 MB); it was sometime in the past few weeks and was most likely from one of the science blogs I review daily, but I just can’t remember where. The report (“A Review of Criticality Accidents”) details sixty (60) criticality […]

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor

| December 7, 2008 | 2 Replies

My dad, John  A. Webster, was a seaman aboard the USS San Francisco (CA-38) at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Fortunately, the San Francisco was docked some distance from Battleship Row (look down to the lower right corner) and so was not subjected to the heavy bombing that damaged or sank so many other […]

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233 Years of Semper Fi

233 Years of Semper Fi

| November 10, 2008 | Reply

MCRD Platoon 3010 – 1984 – click for full size. November 10th is a special day for Marines, it’s the day we celebrate the birthday of our beloved Corps. The Marines are a tough, no-nonsense force focused always and forever on the mission. On this 233rd, I would like to give a salute to all […]

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Iowahawk Nails It

Iowahawk Nails It

| November 7, 2008 | Reply

Iowahawk shows that brevity is the soul of wit: So for now, let’s put politics aside and celebrate this historic milestone. In his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial 45 years ago, Dr. King said “I have a dream that one day my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged […]

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Caithness The Beautiful

Caithness The Beautiful

| October 30, 2008 | Reply

For the past two days I have been in the far north of Scotland, in a county called Caithness. It is as far north as you can go on the island of Britain without a boat. Caithness is the land of my Henderson ancestors, and in particular the area around a village called Dunbeath. First […]

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Some words of wisdom for Sarah Palin

Some words of wisdom for Sarah Palin

| September 30, 2008 | 2 Replies

Plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose: “I am often made aware of the utter uselessness and folly of seeking to vindicate my character…from the simple fact that although foul aspersions can be bruited far and wide, held to the fluttering breeze by every press and rolled as sweet under every tongue, yet while […]

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