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June 19, 2006

H&I* Fires 19 June 06

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Gollum, still doing penance for annoying Bigfoot and Giant Big (!) Tribble With Legg(!!!!)s (my toothbrush is destroyed, so what am I supposed to polish the Portcullis with now?) [Use your tongue, boyo, for not only getting it wrong on Big vs Giant - but putting me in pantyhose, too!]
Thankfully, Bill Whittle has posted something. Not just his 'I'll be back', but something of substance. Having read it I think I need a nap.
ry
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Murray of Silent Running is no longer Murray of Silent Running. He's now Murray of Hitting Metal With A Hammer - and you should visit before he gets put in gaol for sedition.

The Carnival of the Recipes is up.

The ACLU continues to jump the shark. Even if there *is* a logic to this - the PR disaster and tin ear is simply astounding. Okay, the tin ear part isn't.

Marathon Pundit has some news you'd probably like - but haven't seen.

Bright shiny objects that caught my eye this morning...

1864 CSS Alabama sunk by USS Kearsarge off Cherbourg, France

1865 Juneteenth: All slaves in Texas freed. I'm a little surprised I run into people who've never heard of Juneteenth.

1963 Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman in space returns to Earth. -The Armorer

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Valour-IT says "Thank you." - FbL

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Hee! I can empathize with the ending of *this* story. -The Armorer

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That Pilar of Modern American Journalism, me thinks has taken a dive of a Grand Piano. WTF???!!!

Oh and JTG...

LATIN GEEK ALERT
Let's Decline Cerveca:

Nominative - Cerveca, as in (a beer)
Genitive - Cervecae, as in (of the beer or beer's)
Dative - Cervecae, as in (for the beer)
Accusative - Cervecam, as in (to the beer)
Vocative - Cerveca, as in (you my dear beer)
Ablative – Cervecā, as in (done from the beer)
Locative – Cervecae, as in (at the beer)

In Cervecā Veritas.

END OF LATIN GEEK ALERT - BOQ

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If you are one of those people pulling for Diana Irey to unseat Representative Murtha, this bud's for you:

News flash from http://Vets4Irey.com

Diana Irey will be on Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel Tuesday morning (June 20) during the 8:00 AM EDT time slot.

Tune in and pass the word along.


-The Armorer

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Since JTG put me in a CERVECA kinda mood; there is much sadness all over. - BOQ

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*A term of art from the artillery. Harassment and Interdiction Fires.

Back in the day, when you could just kill people and break things without a note from a lawyer, they were pre-planned, but to the enemy, random, fires at known gathering points, road junctions, Main Supply Routes, assembly areas, etc - to keep the bad guy nervous that the world around him might start exploding at any minute.

Not really relevant to today's operating environment, right? But, it *is*

The UAVs we fly over Afghanistan and Pakistan looking for targets of opportunity are a form of H&I fires, if you really want to parse it finely. We just have better sensors and fire control now.

I call the post that because it's random things posted by me and people I've given posting privileges to that particular topic. It's also an open trackback, so if (Don Surber uses it this way a lot) someone has a post they're proud of, but it really isn't either Castle kind of stuff, or topical to a particular post, I've basically given blanket permission to use that post for that purpose. Another term of art that might be appropriate is "Free Fire Zone".