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            Sunday, July 05, 2015





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art is everywhere                                                   

Gene Kelly Tap Dancing in Roller Skates
This man was so good at his craft that he can even tap dance wearing .. whatcahmacallits


from the 1955 MGM film, "It's Always Fair Weather".

 Don "Twinkle Toes" M

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Wow.

That's hard enough to do without the tapping.
 
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...and he was never schooled in dance. Just came natural.
 
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This Flag Offends Me


Tommy Mann-Act

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            I am soooooo offended Posted by Rodger the Real King of France | 7/05/2015 06:48:00 AM | PERMALINK Back Link (0) | Send This Post | HOME
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What U See



But no sand trap!


What I See
(roll-over)

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...but the water hazard is a *bitch*!
 
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OK, I'll bite. What am I supposed to see?
 
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Is this a trick? The two pics are identical.
 
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What I see is our country's greatest President ever.
 
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            Saturday, July 04, 2015


Once upon a time .....


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At one of the Gettysburg get-togethers, maybe this one, there was a re-enactment of Pickett's Charge. As it proceeded, the old men who fought the battle, on both sides, were brought to tears. They could see that the Charge was suicide, which they didn't see the first time it happened. The former Union soldiers were crying in total disbelief. The former Confederate soldiers were crying at the horrible sacrifice their comrade's made.
 
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Since retiring the old duffle bag, I started doing geanology research. The wife's GGgrandfather severed on both sides of the Civil War, I discovered while doing research.

He enlisted in the Confederate Army in Tennessee, was captured in Dunlop, TN after a battle. He was sent to the Military Prison in Louisville, KY. Then sent to Camp Chase, Ohio and later sent to Rock Island, Illinois. In total he was held as a POW for almost two years.

Both sides would on occasion exchange prisoners but found out they would return to the battlefield. The Union Army stopped the practice and instead started another program.

The would offer confederate prisoners a opportunity to "enlist in the Union Army" and be sent out west to protect Telegraph Lines, fight the Indians and reinforce Union Outpost.

They were referred too as "Galvanized Yankees" He served in the 2nd U.S. Vol Army. I've managed to obtain his Enlistment Record from Rock Island and copies of his prison records from the three prisions he was held at.

He returned to Tennessee at the conclusion of the war. He held positions as a Surveyor, Peace Officer and a Postmaster.

Geo

 
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Ooops!

*served on both sides....
 
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damndest thing I ever heared - really. Thanks.
 
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The thing that made Pickett's Charge horrible was Vermonters shooting down from the High Water Mark. Very few Confederates had a chance to shoot back. There's a reason why America's most Liberal communist Senator doesn't support gun control: Vermonters will travel anywhere to shoot people.

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We are as far into the future as Marty McFly went back to.
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Hell, I still think 1900 was only ten years ago.

I'm a 1911 [sic] man in a 2015 world.
 
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happy secession day!

the colonials had more freedom under british rule before the revolution than we have today under federal rule.


 
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Happy July 4th to Mother Superior and His Majesty and the whole Barn Army!

Keep the faith brothers and sisters!
We are the "Remnant".
Live for the fight, not the parade.
 
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Oh, great. Now the beach has been declared off-limits to the public because it's the "habitat of a protected species"...

I hope you're satisfied, Rodge. Now you won't be able to see sights like this:

Sunbathing (may not be SFW, but screw it, it's a public holiday; nobody should be at work anyway)

 
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Tremendous hunters, even blind bald eagles can find their prey by sense of touch.

Happy 4th.
 
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And thank goodness they are protected; both of them a national treasure.
 
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I don't have to comment on this obscenity, not in this forum.  But it did set me to thinking about how freedom of speech, guaranteed by the First Amendment to our Constitution, has eroded.  The very first time my alarm bell went off, as I remember, was reading about what was happening at U. Wisconsin.

1988

 As Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Under her chancellorship and with her support, the University adopted a broad speech code subjecting students to disciplinary action for communications that were perceived as hate speech. That speech code was later found unconstitutional by a federal judge.

Also while chancellor, Shalala supported passage of a revised faculty speech code broadly restricting "harmful" speech in both "noninstructional" and "instructional" settings. The faculty speech code was abolished ten years later, after a number of professors were investigated for alleged or suspected violations.[Wikipedia]

A 1992 (Liberal) Baltimore Sun editorialDonna Shalala's deadly intentions—sounded the alarm.

WITH the United States about to mainline the addictive narcotic of a government-administered health-care system, we should look at the person who will stick that rusty old needle into the bulging vein of our national body politic. Donna Shalala has been nominated to head the $590 billion-per-year Department of Health and Human Services.

In his best-selling book, "Illiberal Education," Dinesh D'Souza detailed the cult of political correctness Ms. Shalala, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, has fostered. In place of scholarship and teaching, she demanded "a basic transformation of American higher education in the name of multiculturalism and diversity."

As head of HHS, Ms. Shalala will be deeply involved in the divisive issues of race and sex in America. Yet she has revealed: "I would plead guilty to both racism and sexism. The university is institutionally racist. American society is racist and sexist. Covert racism is just as bad today as overt racism was 30 years ago. . .

Soon she could be in a position to impose her own radical ideas on us. Indeed, her very emphasis on "covert racism" -- what people think -- is tinged with Orwellian overtones of a national Thought Police.

Now, the left have successfully insinuated the new crime of hate speech into the culture.  The Washington Post recently printed Eugene Volokh's "No, there’s no “hate speech” exception to the First Amendment." He allows this distinction.
Indeed, threatening to kill someone because he’s black (or white), or intentionally inciting someone to a likely and immediate attack on someone because he’s Muslim (or Christian or Jewish), can be made a crime. But this isn’t because it’s “hate speech”; it’s because it’s illegal to make true threats and incite imminent crimes against anyone and for any reason, for instance because they are police officers or capitalists or just someone who is sleeping with the speaker’s ex-girlfriend.

UC Santa Cruz provides an interactive quiz on differentiating betwixt Hate Crime  & Bias.  Example:

6. During a demonstration protesting Israeli policies towards Palestinians, a large rock is thrown through a glass window of the campus Hillel building.

The answer : Hate Crime

Bullshit!   It's a crime already covered by statute. There can be no reason for creating a parallel crime of hate then to allow a subculture to end run the First Amendment.  End of Story. They should be shot.



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I couldn't stand Dukes of Hazard, and it had nothing to do with the Confederate flag. I simply thought the two main characters were jackasses. And that opening song, that said they were just good old boys, never meaning no harm, was the opposite of true. I thought they did indeed mean harm.

There were some shows in that era that I didn't like because of how I was brought up. I spent my youth trying to keep away from the Dukes, and from every bastard on Friends. Every one of them was irresponsible. Meanwhile, my actual friends and I were in the Air Force, doing things responsibly.

So I don't care if there are no further repeats of Dukes of Hazard on TV, or if the Confederate flag is painted off that one that's been in the news.
 
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I checked the news again this morning & once again, no one had been killed by a Confederate flag.

There had been plenty of black people killed by black people.

Not news 'cause narrative?

p.s. Dukes of Hazzard should have been killed due to acting, but Daisy Dukes saved it.
 
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The Dukes of Hazzard was a idiotic show but removing it from tvland is just as stupid. If the South Carolina politicans manage to muster the required 2/3 votes in both houses, the ink won't be dry before they demand the Memorial itself be removed from the State grounds. Mark my words,after all the flag being moved to the Memorial from the Capitol Dome was also a agreement negotiated by both sides.

In the spirit of kumbya I would like to suggest that because the klan used sheets (especially white ones), we immediately ban everyone from selling, using and sleeping on them.

There everyone is happy, happy!

Geo

 
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At this point in time Affirmative Action Statutes should all be repealed, the Black Congressional Caucus as well as other Ethnic Caucuses should be outlawed as RACIST and we need to reopen Ellis Island and round up and Deport anyone not here legally as well as the Magic Kenyan with his bogus Birth Certificate, hidden College Transcripts and eliminate the Dept of Mis Education, defund the EPA and toss Hate Crime Statutes as well.

Any member of the Legislative Branch that votes for any Bill that He/She has not personally read should be disqualified from Public Office with no Pension or Benefits and Term Limits that would disqualify any Elected Official from Pension or Benefits should be enacted. Abolish the IRS and sack any Cabinet Department Head that defies Freedom of Information requests.
 
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From the Chicago CBS website:

Police: 4 Dead, 11 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings Since Thursday Evening.

But no Confederate Flags were used.
 
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What ever keeps you away from the public boat ramp this weekend. -Anymouse
 
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            Friday, July 03, 2015




Is there a story here?  Of course there is.

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Nuttin to see here...... Movin on.
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The bottom one: obviously channeling Mr. Bean.

The top one: a convenient place to keep your bait squid.

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Top: party time
Bottom: well, considering that the basin is still full, I'd say mini bath.
(What? Tranny making sure his tuck is dry and won't slip? *heh*)
 
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Top pic:
...place to keep your bait squid
Yeah, she wants to be sure her blind husband can always find her.
Bottom pic:
A hooker who works the bus station is used to having her legs in the air.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
 
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1st woman: "Damn. My husband brought me a dozen roses. Now I'll have to spend all weekend with my legs up in the air!"

2nd woman: "What's the matter, don't you have a vase?"

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku
 
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            Thursday, July 02, 2015




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A Pirate with a paper towel hat walks into a bar. The bartender asks "What the deal with the paper towels on your head?" The Pirate responds "Arrrr, I have a Bounty on me head!"

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A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel stuffed down his trousers. The bartender asks, "What's the deal with the steering wheel in your pants?" The pirate responds, "Arrr, it's drivin' me nuts!"
 
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To Urr is Chaldean.
To Irr is, uh … left to the reader.
 
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Thirty-one years ago this month we bought a Lennox furnace and air conditioner.  In that time the A/C was serviced once (freon), and the furnace once (blower motor).

 Thirty-one years.

 Bound to happen, then. The A/C water pan rusted out and water was leaking all over.  At the same time, and while our water heater was showing no sign of malfunction (they don't), MoSup was afraid that after 20+  years it would, and wanted it replaced.  All at once. 

Of course we went with Lennox again, and wouldn't you know, the Vivint Solar people picked that day to install the solar panel electric.  We had 5 Scardina and 2 Vivint trucks outside, and god knows how many worker men in the basement, bumping into one another.  Took 13 hours, but all we need now is the county solar 'lectic inspection sign-off, and then a BGE meter installed, and our electric is free. So to speak.  On top of that, we are assured that the new HVAC system will cut our electricity bill in half, and it's good thing since this stuff has all doubled in price (water heater tripled) since last installed. 

What I like is the Lennox wi-fi thermostat control panel.  It allows me to
you name it;  like watch daily power consumption, and the ability to set all the heat/cool parameters on the computer instead of hunching over a control screen trying to get fat fingers hitting the right numbers.  And best of all- we will never have to buy another system.  Oh, wait.  Oh my.  First time I actually thought in those terms.  Yay! We win.

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Webcam please. I would love to see you watching daily power consumption.

Pro Tip: We never use central heat down here, but during those dreadful Polar Vortexes, I can get the bedroom up to 75º by wringing heat out of the air with a little dehumidifier.

Aloha. Just back from my northern vacation down the Ogeechee.
 
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Sorry about the HVAC but thanks for the update. Been wondering about the solar panel project.
 
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oh my! That is an awesome outcome for a 31 yr. story. Congrat's on the longevity, but having any workers in our home for, let's say 4 hrs, is all I can take. 13 hours and I would need a transfusion (barrel of wine) because I would be on my exhaustion bed. I would have to go out to a party, leave sleeping bags for all the workers and come back -the next day- to pay them.
How did the two of you all handle that?

 
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Water-heater tanks are not immortal.
Ask me how I know.
(What? Well, the lower floor needed new carpets anyway.)
 
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Allows the government to see all this and set it for you if they so dictate...
 
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I know - ours went during a dinner party. I bought a new one for $289 from Hechingers and installed it myself. This one was $1100 +. Both 40 gal.
 
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My neighbor's house is a little over 20-some years old, with all original appliances, water well pump and pressure tank.

Last year, their water heater, water pump, pressure tank, washer and dryer and cook-top all went tango-uniform, and all within a couple of months.

I've been holding my breath ever since.

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Bawney Frwank.
 
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Do not go to this link if you want to pretend we are still free:

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  The USS RECRUIT

"The equipment is that of the up-to-the-minute dreadnought with accommodations on board for day and night life of officers and men." -POPULAR SCIENCE, AUG. 1917
As a recruiting tool the ship was very successful, helping to recruit 25,000 men into the U.S. Navy.
The First World War ended in 1918, and by 1920 the Recruit was no longer needed in Union Square. It was properly decommissioned and dismantled, with the intention of relocating it to Coney Island's Luna Park. This did not happen and the fate of the Recruit is unknown.*

*If you check the roll-over, it appears thatlike with Iran todaythe government gave it to the Sioux Nation who used it to win at the Little Bog Horn?!?

I am astounded and gob-smacked thatin this time where cable televison's 758 channels devote 24/7 to history and the miltary!that I have lived approx. 97 years without having had so much as an inkle about this Union Square battleship.  Full props to Ron Metzgercan Hat Dance for finding it for us.  He wrote:
It's news to me, too. The reason is most of my NYC stays are at a hotel a block from Union Square. Many of the buildings in these 95+-year-old photos are still there. And, in one of the 'battleship' photos, a statue of Lafayette is in the foreground. It's still there, too. PS The appearance of this 'battleship' is much like the original appearance of USS Arizona, built at Brooklyn Navy Yard and launched in 1915

And horry clap; look!  The Navy was the pioneer Gays in the Military service!  Who knew?  Many more pics here.

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I only knew about the USS Recruit in San Diego. I served proudly aboard her for several hours in 1974.
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I lived on 14th and B, just a few blocks from Union Square. The buildings are familiar to me, including the one with Lafayette Electronics, kind of an early Radio Shack or Frye's. Since the streets themselves are not depicted, I can't tell if the one on the right is S. Klein, the huge department store or not. Probably not. There was also a Model's there, a sporting goods store.

Union Square was most remembered for being the site of May 1st rallies by communists. My old man was a NYC cop, and told me you could tell the communists on May 2nd. They were the ones with bandages on their heads, where the cops used their nightsticks on them on May Day.
 
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That bottom photo is the reason submariners were generally not allowed out in public.
 
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My family lived at 14 and Ave. C when I was a little kid; then we moved to the diagonally opposite corner of Stuyvesant Town, 20th and First. Like Skoonj, I am more than passing familiar with Union Sq., "S. Klein on the Square", Nedick's, Chock Full O'Nuts etc. and the rest of 14th St. It seemed there were always people ranting in Union Sq.
 
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Hey, the English didn't say their navy ran on "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash" for no reason!
 
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Nobody used to thing twice about military men dancing, singing, etc. Or in prison, watch Elvis in Jailhouse Rock.

But when homosexuality became politicized, everybody had to watch out.

In medieval Europe friends of the same sex thought nothing of holding hands, or walking arm in arm. Opposite sex, that was something else.
 
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There were several oddities about that neighborhood. A half block away, on 14th Street, was the Academy of Music, a truly grand movie house. A few doors from there was an unusual Italian restaurant. You could get a big bowl of spaghetti for $.50. They didn't drain it well, though, so you had to poor it out or it would be very watery. Do that, though, and it was great.
 
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Facing Union Square on 14th Street was perhaps the best known restaurant in New York. I think it was next to the little Italian restaurant across the street from Union Square itself. Luchows, with dots over the u, was a German restaurant in that place from the 1880s. It was magnificent, with a menu of the finest German food and beer. If you look at the Wikipedia entry, just about every name in show business, composers, presidents, and the just plain wealthy ate there.

I ate there once, my parents taking me there, I guess at age 8 or 9. There was a legend going around that a US president made occasional trips there, I think Taft. He was so fat that the regular seats couldn't accommodate him. He was seated on a specially designed chair, which was placed in position with a winch. Once he was at the table, a man used a ruler to measure the distance from his belly to the table bottom. They fed him until his belly touched the table, than he left.

Luchows was there about a century, when the neighborhood deteriorated, and it was moved. Eventually it went out of business at its new location. Have a look at the Wikipedia entry for an eye opening entry. Oh, Stu Tarlowe, Jean Shepherd and Fred Allen were both on the guest list.
 
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Skoonj, that 50¢ spaghetti joint was probably one of the ones that Michael Savage speaks of in "When Pasta was Spaghetti",
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyRRP95Ce3Q
I think there were a couple of them, including at Times Sq. That reminds me, remember Tad's Steaks?

Also, was it the Academy of Music that became the Fillmore East? Or was that the Jefferson Theater, on the same block of 14th?
I used to buy shoes at the Thom McAn store on that block. I remember buying "PFCs" there; they were the pointy-toes shoes we called PFCs because that was short for "Puerto Rican Fence Climbers".

I'll bet our friend Barry has some stories about Lüchow's.
 
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Stu, I couldn't tell you if there was another Italian joint by the same people. By the way, I think meat balls came with it.

The Academy of Music became the Palladium in the late 1970s, long after I left for the AF. The original Academy of Music was an opera house, demolished in 1926, along with Tammany Hall.

We bought shoes at Buster Brown, on 1st Ave. That was near Gristede's, where I met Hopalong Cassidy.
 
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Tad's Steak House? When I lived there, I'd never even heard of it. In 1974, I was at a wargaming convention in NYC (I was also on active duty at McGuire AFB), and someone decided we go to Tad's. It was cheap, I'll give them that. But so gristly that I wouldn't consider going back.
 
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The mention of the Academy of Music on 14th Street brought back memories of a seven night stand by the Grateful Dead in I think 1971. I made it to five of the shows. Good times those!


 
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When The Dead played for seven nights, are you sure it wasn't just one song?

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       WHAT THIS GUMMINT DO
     
                      
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We’ve heard of significant shortcomings before with the fighter jet that’s supposed to be America’s future, but this is just as bad as it gets. The F-35 performed so dismally in a dogfight, that the test pilot remarked that the it had pretty much no place fighting other aircraft within visual range.


And to add insult to injury, the JSF flier discovered he couldn’t even comfortably move his head inside the radar-evading jet’s cramped cockpit. “The helmet was too large for the space inside the canopy to adequately see behind the aircraft.” That allowed the F-16 to sneak up on him.
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And it’s even worse than a mere maneuverability issue. At one point, the pilot’s helmet was so big he couldn’t even turn his head inside the cockpit.

That’s according to a scathing report obtained by our friends over at War Is Boring that details the results of visual range air-to-air engagement tests between an F-35A and an F-16C. The F-35, which the US Air Force, Navy, and Marines are expected to rely upon, in addition to the air arms of militaries across the world for at least the next few decades, was supposed to be better than its F-16 predecessor in all respects. [Oh, there's more....]


There will be an upsidewhen Obama sells them to Iran.
"Beautiful! Just freaking beautiful!" cuzzin ricky

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Separate from the White House, John Roberts now leads a Supreme Court that very clearly can be persuaded by PR campaigns and is now constantly targeted to do what is right in terms of public relations and not necessarily the law or constitution. Erick Erikson

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Everyone is quoting the same article, written by an anonymous source. I don't think it's the end of the story, much less the plane's epitaph. Time will tell.
 
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Teething prollems I say. Teething prollems.
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Some follow-on traffic points out that the test was a constrained one, examining specific aspects of the F-35's performance envelope, an extreme part of the envelope in which the F-35 doesn't perform well. Also, the F-35 in the test is an early test model, not a full-up production model, and thus it's lacking some of the bells 'n whistles.

In the F-35, the pilot doesn't need to turn his head to look around. The integral head's-up display in the helmet is tied into sensors all over the airframe that can provide pilot a spherical view. This, he doesn't need to have his plane lined up and pointed at an enemy to shoot; he just "points and clicks" at what ever he needs to, at any aspect, and the plane does the rest.

Also, air-to-air is not the F-35's forte; it's air-to-ground. The F-22 is intended to clear the air, and it too has some magical sensors and pilot interface.

Finally, the guy at War is Boring has a bug up his butt about the Air Force in general, so take everything he writes with a block of salt.
 
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Wonder how it would fare against a Harrier? New piece of crap vs. old piece of crap. Wonder if they will loose as many fleet pilots getting the bugs out as both version 1 and version 2. There was a shitload of bad blood in the Corps about that plane-Anymouse
 
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The F-35 is over budget, behind schedule, and undercapable, a Jack of All Trades and Master of None, pushed forward in a theoretical effort to save defence dollars in the face of our military becoming a vast day care center and social engineering organization.

It's essentially designed by committee, having had input from our NATO allies, and, I think, subcontracting of some components to factories in NATO countries. IOW, a SOP to our NATO allies, most of whom have never pulled their weight to defend themselves, instead spending on social programs and government bureaucracy.

As to capability, choose stealth, range or payload. You can have one of the three. It has short legs with an internal full warload and internal fuel, external stores lose whatever stealth it had, and more internal fuel cuts the payload. If the Marines are operating from near frontline hasty airfields, it may very well do the job, but the VSTOL capability cuts into the capability the AF and Navy could have had with a dedicated platform specifically for their needs. And Close Air Support? From offshore carriers or distant airbases? Other than Marines, hahahahahaha.

FWIW, I was in a plant a few years ago that made components for the aircraft, and workers there told me they had a 75% reject rate, yet the company kept the contract and presumably made a profit. The project reeks of politics, with Congressman and NATO allies wheedling contracts for their constituencies.

The F-15 is the Eagle, the F-16 the Falcon.
How does the F-35 Committee or the F-35 Lobbyist sound?
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
 
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One airframe for all three services. What could go wrong?
c.umulus n.imbusi iii
 
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Tailgunner, your comment reminds me of the German Gewehr 1888, commonly called the "Commission Rifle." It too was designed by a committee of experts from one of the premier fighting forces in the world. It was one of the shortest-lived main battle rifles in history after news of its field failures got out. As I recall, it was quickly replaced by a rifle designed by a single guy with a small team that new what they were doing -- the Mauser Gewehr 1998.
---Another Bob
 
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Robert Strange McNamara, that most famous of odd ducks, would be very proud.

Sir H the Comet
 
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Rodge, I need to remain anonymous due to my work as an engineer on this program. I have been working on it since the fly-off between YF options. It is difficult to defend all aspects of the program, when those of us that are involved can't say a word. Only those outside of the program can speak, and most speak from a perspective of naivete at best. I understand that it is incredibly difficult to agree with something as expensive as this. Can we at least stop comparing a musket's stabbing ability with a bayonet against a bayoneted m4? Let everyone argue about the merits of the m4, but please stop comparing them.
 
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F-22 is a superb aircraft but the Pols needed something new. Cancelling the continued production of the F-22 in order to ramp up the F-35 will bite our butts, and it may happen sooner then we hope.

Burgie
 
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Anon: 7:11 PM
I respect you for your efforts, but IMHO, your skills and those of others on your team have been spread thin chasing a will-o-wisp. If politicians and Def Dept directed you to build the best VSTOL CAS aircraft in the world, I'd bet you'd do it well, a lot faster and cheaper than trying to make one platform do everything for everybody.
McNamara tried it in the '60's with the F-111 program, and wasted time, money and lives in the process. The navalized version and the figher versions finally fell by the wayside, and the plane ended up being a fine tactical bomber, but I can't help think focusing on just that mission would have brought it home sooner and less costly in every way. I wish you/we had that opportunity with the F-35.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
 
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Lt. Col., thank you for the kudos. I am honored to have worked with so many people that cared so much that they spent their lives' efforts working at something they felt would make a difference. It is humbling. Results are the difference though, and we all know that.
I have also been lucky enough to work (briefly) on some of the legacy systems mentioned by others. They are the tops. I could not imagine a greater crew to follow.
I do not ask for acceptance of the current admin, nor of the DoD. I only ask for skepticism of the occasional negative press that pops up.
 
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We all know that performance and effectiveness are secondary to its role as a new platform to milk the taxpayer out of a few trillion dollars.

Vlad-The-Inhaler
 
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Even the Harrier could VIFF around corners in a dogfight, outturning anything else.
The F (F stands for Fail?) 35 can'T?
 
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I'm not going to go into a lot of sourced garbage and write an essay. I don't really have an opinion on the F-35 program, however, something needs to be said.

This F35 was a flight test model. It doesn't have the majority of it's combat systems installed as it would in a future dog fight.

The F-16 came out in 1974, and it has had 40 years to slowly accumulate it's full arsenal of weaponry. They are still fitting these to the F-35, in a much smaller time frame. But that isn't relevant because this was a test of it's flight, not it's combat ability.

Josh
 
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John Boyd must be doing pinwheels in his grave...
 
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Scrap the F 35. Build more F 16s and F 22s. Problem solved.
 
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F35 wIll not be able to defeat a horde of UAVs, each manufactured at 1% of the cost.

UAVs are not limited by the design parameters necessary to keep a meat sack alive and conscious in the vehicle. They can out climb, out turn, out loiter and out-run a manned aircraft.

They can go on a suicide run and not chicken out at the last second.

T'was an entrenched pilot "union" in the pentagon that brought us that white elephant of a loser-mobile.
 
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QOTD

"As soon as Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, the whole 'gay marriage' thing will go away. So there's really no sense in our getting upset about it."

Stu T


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Separate from the White House, John Roberts now leads a Supreme Court that very clearly can be persuaded by PR campaigns and is now constantly targeted to do what is right in terms of public relations and not necessarily the law or constitution. Erick Erikson

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Oh. OK, then. Nevermind.
 
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The scary truth. It's a bitch and I will not live to see it.

 
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When Jay-Z Speaks ...

Che-Z

Stu T

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            Cray-Z Che-Z Posted by Rodger the Real King of France | 7/02/2015 05:17:00 AM | PERMALINK Back Link (10) | Send This Post | HOME
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"The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations." -Che the Commie

-Anymouse
 
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Jay-Z will be so embarrassed when he reads this ...
 
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Yet he wears a t-shirt boasting an anti-black communist. Funny how when something gets trendy people forget about their true origins. This is what's wrong with the liberal agenda, more of a popularity contest than actual knowledge.
 
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Wow.

The stupid is strong in this one.
 
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Plus, the tsootsoon can't even spell "violence".

Moo-lin-yan Nabo-li-don
 
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When I see someone wearing a Ché T-shirt, I try to say the following:

"Wow, that shirt is just SO COOL! I have a Ché Guevara T-shirt also; I keep it with my Charles Manson T-shirt and my Hitler T-shirt."

As with Jay-Z, the irony escapes them.
 
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Stu T with a post about Stu pid!
Tim
 
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It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere....
 
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When Jay-Z speaks... it's just like when he 'sings'; garbage flies out of his mouth.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick
 
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Someone please explain why any comment this racist Punk/Thug makes is newsworthy...
 
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            Wednesday, July 01, 2015


This "Statues having fun with people" meme is great fun

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            Statues having fun with people Posted by Rodger the Real King of France | 7/01/2015 12:06:00 PM | PERMALINK Back Link (4) | Send This Post | HOME
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Separate from the White House, John Roberts now leads a Supreme Court that very clearly can be persuaded by PR campaigns and is now constantly targeted to do what is right in terms of public relations and not necessarily the law or constitution. Erick Erikson

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That last ones obviously a statue of NO limitations.

I'm headed for the door...
 
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When I was charged with statutory rape, I said, "Your Honor, if I'd had any idea it was a statue..."

Moo-lin-yan Nabo-li-don
 
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I heard you were also charged with sodomy, but you plea-bargained it down to "following too closely"!
 
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The guy going for the suitcase looks like one of the Wahlberg brothers.
 
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When I heard Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were guest preachers at a nearby black Jacksonville church, I decided to check them out in person and see what it was all about.

I sat down and Sharpton came up to  me, I don't know why, maybe it was because I was the only white person in the Church.

He laid his hands on my hand and said: "By the will of Jesus the Lord All Mighty, and the will of God, you will walk today. "

I told him I was not paralyzed.  

Then Jesse Jackson came by and said: "By the Grace of God, and his Son Jesus, the Lord All Mighty, you will walk today. "

Again I told him there is nothing wrong with me. 

After the sermon I stepped outside and Lo and Behold, my car had been stolen....
Air Commander Tim Walker

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it's funny 'cause it's true.
 
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I'm avoiding the news for the next few days or weeks. Can't take it anymore.
BUT here's an excellent summary that pretty well sums it all up. Mark Miller



Since the New Deal, courts have permitted almost any legislative infringement of economic liberty that can be said to have a "rational basis." Applying this extremely permissive test, courts usually approve any purpose that a legislature asserts.
 
Courts even concoct purposes that legislatures neglect to articulate. This fulfills the Roberts Doctrine that it is a judicial function to construe laws in ways that make them perform better, meaning more efficiently, than they would as written by Congress.

Thursday's decision demonstrates how easily, indeed inevitably, judicial deference becomes judicial dereliction, with anti-constitutional consequences.

We are, says William R. Maurer of the Institute for Justice, becoming "a country in which all the branches of government work in tandem to achieve policy outcomes, instead of checking one another to protect individual rights. Besides violating the separation of powers, this approach raises serious issues about whether litigants before the courts are receiving the process that is due to them under the Constitution."

The Roberts Doctrine facilitates what has been for a century progressivism's central objective, which is the overthrow of the Constitution's architecture. [ObamaCare Ruling Is Judicial Dereliction]

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I began to grow up after being introduced to George Will, lo these many years ago.  But Mr. Will is, alas, too gentlemanly for my taste.  After years of Sunday morning watching, I finally tired of  waiting for him to punch Sam Donaldson in the face and, while still wondering if he was banging Cokie Roberts, I stopped watching Brinkey Sunday and moved on to Ann Coulter. But the man is  smart.  And he has punched Judge Roberts in the puss. 

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            Roberts Deriliction Posted by Rodger the Real King of France | 7/01/2015 10:37:00 AM | PERMALINK Back Link (2) | Send This Post | HOME
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Separate from the White House, John Roberts now leads a Supreme Court that very clearly can be persuaded by PR campaigns and is now constantly targeted to do what is right in terms of public relations and not necessarily the law or constitution. Erick Erikson

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Except him, (and Krauthammer, and most of the rest of the anointed 'conservative pundits) always and I mean always cave when it comes time to walk the walk. Their columns are great, but they're all talk all the time. Witness their collective responses to every debt ceiling, govt shutdown or any other actual opportunity we've had to meaningfully strike back. a pox on them all!
 
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And Peggy Noonan, whose columns I used to love reading, admitted a couple of years ago that she was "surprised" that the president wasn't quite as inclusive as he had seemed back in 2008. Gee Peggy, get a clue!
 
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TSA ALL STARS



In the wake of 9-11 Bush 43 created the TSA because ... because  he could.  And because we needed, he said,  professionally trained, security minded unionized  personal who can't be fired manning American airport security ramparts.  Hilarity ensued. Predictably

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Separate from the White House, John Roberts now leads a Supreme Court that very clearly can be persuaded by PR campaigns and is now constantly targeted to do what is right in terms of public relations and not necessarily the law or constitution. Erick Erikson

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But think of the thousands of terrorists they caught and locked up.
 
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My understanding was that the TSA was created as a jobs program as a concession to the Democrats in Congress who were holding an authorization of force vote hostage. From this perspective, it's working exactly as designed.
 
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when the government steals your money, it's ok.
 
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                                                           Oatmeal Raison Cranberry Cookies



Makes 16 to 20 large cookies

If you prefer a less sweet cookie, you can reduce the white sugar by one-quarter cup, but you will lose some crispness. Do not overbake these cookies. The edges should be brown but the rest of the cookie should still be very light in color. Parchment makes for easy cookie removal and cleanup, but it’s not a necessity. If you don’t use parchment, let the cookies cool directly on the baking sheet for two minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups raisins (optional)
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
2 sticks unsalted butter (1/2 pound), softened but still firm
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs

3 cups rolled oats
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Adjust oven racks to low and middle positions; heat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl of electric mixer or by hand, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time.

2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg together, then stir them into butter-sugar mixture with wooden spoon or large rubber spatula. Stir in oats and optional raisins (or cranberries).

3. Form dough into sixteen to twenty 2-inch balls, placing each dough round onto one of two parchment paper–covered, large cookie sheets. Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 22 to 25 minutes. (Halfway during baking, turn cookie sheets from front to back and also switch them from top to bottom.) Slide cookies on parchment onto cooling rack. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving.

I've made these cookies 3000 times and, always, they  look like  this .  Nevertheless, they are gob smack good.  Best ever. You're welcome.

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How does this posting relate to the 'mergency molarectomy ? ;-)
 
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It doesn't. I didn't need the tooth pulled. I just needed my percocet renewed, and now I need sugar. Isn't that the 'merican way?
 
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I'm assuming you substitute 1 1/2 c Craisins for the raisins?
 
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You are obviously MENSA calibur
 
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How do you unbleach flower?
Tim
 
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So this BLONDE calls a friend and says, "I really need your help. I'm baking cookies; I have a really great recipe I got from Curmudgeonly & Skeptical, but the recipe yields 16 to 20 cookies and I want to make twice as many. What shall I do?"

Her friend says, "There's nothing to it. Just double the recipe!"

The blonde replies, "Oh, I already have twice as much flour, twice as much sugar, twice the butter, the salt, the nutmeg, the baking powder, the eggs and so on. I just can't figure out how to get my oven to 700 degrees!"

Stu Tarlowe ("A joke for every topic")
 
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STU WINS A FOREHEAD STAR!
 
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Good on Stu!
BTW, 16-20 smaller cookies if you're in the kitchen with a cookie dough monster.
 
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My mom used to do these with dried peaches. Exceptional.
 
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