As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m in the process of setting up an alternate blog site, thanks to the growing threat of censorship and/or deletion on Big Tech blogging sites and facilities. To that end, the contents of this blog (including all the archives) are scheduled to be backed up and copied over… Continue reading No blog updates until Thursday
“The Real Story Behind Drag Queen Story Hour”
That’s the title of a long and interesting article in City Journal. It exposes the warped, twisted view of human sexuality that’s behind the rise of “Drag Queen Story Hours” across the nation, and makes it clear that they’re nothing more or less than an indoctrination exercise aimed at young children. The article begins:… Continue reading “The Real Story Behind Drag Queen Story Hour”
Stand by for a deception operation to derail November’s elections
While everybody on the right of US politics is getting excited about a potential “Red Wave” in November, I’ve been watching the left of US politics. They don’t appear overly worried or dejected by what they see in opinion polls or media commentary. In fact, they’re doubling down on their message that it’s all… Continue reading Stand by for a deception operation to derail November’s elections
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”
That’s a well-known exhortation by the late President Theodore Roosevelt. He was all about actually doing something yourself, rather than expecting (or electing) others to do it for you. I’ve tried to live up to his advice, not always successfully, but always with a better outcome than if I hadn’t tried at all. The… Continue reading “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”
So that’s what it’s like to eject from a burning aircraft…
A fascinating video clip has emerged of a Russian pilot (who was wearing a personal video recorder on his chest) ejecting from his damaged Sukhoi Su-25 ground attack aircraft, after it was hit by Ukrainian anti-aircraft fire. A tip o’ the hat to The Aviationist for publishing the video. All the action happens in… Continue reading So that’s what it’s like to eject from a burning aircraft…
Memes that made me laugh 130
Gathered from around the Internet over the past week. Click any image for a larger view.
Sunday morning music
Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo is one of the twentieth century’s most important and prolific producers of music for guitar and orchestra. He’s probably best known for his world-famous Concierto de Aranjuez (which provided his title when he was ennobled by the King of Spain as the first Marquess of the Gardens of Aranjuez). Other… Continue reading Sunday morning music
Saturday Snippet: Recessional
Rudyard Kipling composed a poem in 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee (60th year) of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was a sobering, come-back-down-to-earth call in the midst of widespread rejoicing, and as such was not very popular at the time. Nevertheless, it has become one of his best-known poems, and is sung as a hymn… Continue reading Saturday Snippet: Recessional
A blast from the computer past
I was amused to learn of a California company that’s recycling and selling old-fashioned floppy disks by the hundreds every day. Tom Persky runs floppydisk.com, a California-based online disk recycling service that takes in new and used disks before sending them onto a reliable customer base — he reckons he sells about 500 disks… Continue reading A blast from the computer past
I’ve heard of “Nap-of-the-earth” flying, but “Nap-of-the-semi”???
A tweet from Ukraine shows a helicopter demonstrating what it means to fly “nap-of-the-earth” – over a highway, with vehicles. Click the image for a larger view. You’ll find a video clip of the incident in this tweet. I imagine that must have given a number of drivers a hair-raising experience . . .… Continue reading I’ve heard of “Nap-of-the-earth” flying, but “Nap-of-the-semi”???