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July 26, 2005

Head up, drinking coffee...

Update: I predicted the Usual Suspects in Canada would get annoyed with General Hillier for suggesting that the purpose of an Army was, in the final analysis, to fight and kill. (scroll down to 'straight talking') I was right. As Canadian blogger Angry in the Great White North points out - the Usual Suspects *also* have no sense of history. Of course not - that's how they can reinvent themselves with a straight face all the time. Heh. The Brits used the Canadian Corps and ANZACs as hammers in WWI, and WWII, and they've been active a few times since, too. Sheesh!

From an email:

A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- All from George Bernard Shaw, 1856 – 1950

I bolded the bolds. They indicate he foresaw modern democrats.

I'm afraid with the second bold, he also foresaw most Republicans, as well. H/t, Jim C.

Filed under the "Get a Clue" label...

Coast Guard, under stress to keep it's ships afloat and aircraft aloft - seeks another mission...

From Brock Meeks, via MSNBC via Larry K:

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is close to becoming the chief protector of the airspace over the nation’s capital has learned.

The Coast Guard would take over from the civilian Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, which currently has primary responsibility for the nation's airspace.

“Our understanding is that discussions are still continuing between Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security,” Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Carter, a Coast Guard spokesman, said on Friday. “No decisions have been made yet. There are proposals but those are at the departmental level.”

Having demonstrated ineptness at briefing Congress, the Coast Guard's top sailor is back at work:

Last year the Coast Guard's Collins told Congress that his No. 1 priority was to modernize the agency's aging and technologically obsolete aircraft, boats and cutters. "Our legacy systems are wearing out at a much faster rate then their current rate of replacement," he said at the time. "From my perspective, this is the greatest threat to continued mission performance."

Perhaps he's learning. Remember to ask for the money that goes with the mission, Admiral. And then manage it better than you have your programs thus far, sir.

Egyptian bloggers against terrorism. Credit where it's due. Castle Philosophotrix Kat was on the ball, too. H/t, ALa.

Upwardly mobile Neptunus Lex brings us Bomber Psychology and support for Greyhawk's assault on the International Freedom Center.

RINO Roundup!

Via AFSis, *what* is wrong with these people?

Barb points you to a murder mystery... and who should find themselves in the middle of it but Castle Commenter and Bill-groupie, Huntress! Barb also weighs in a bit on the *Art show*.

Cassandra is on a rant roll over at Villainous Company. Wet screen alert.

Okay, coffee's done, back on my head.

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