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September 14, 2006

H&I* Fires 14 Sep 2006

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Don't forget the Gunblogger Rendevous in Reno, Nevada, October 6-8. Today is the last day to register and get rooms at the group rate!

The Master and Mistress of Argghhh! will be attending this event, going to a blogmeet in the West this year, vice the one we went to in the East last year - and you only need an interest in guns and blogging to have an interest in this event - you don't have to be a gun blogger per se! C'mon, visit the website (that link up there) and see if ya don't really wanna go! We'd love to see old pals and meet new ones! Check the right sidebar at the Rendevous website to see who else is going to be there. We aren't up there! yet - but hey, it say's it's incomplete...) -the Armorer

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And, the politico's are showing their a$$ in their ads again. If you're going to hang it out there, at least make sure of your facts.

McQ of QandO outs one.

Oh, wait. This is politics. Not needed at either end of the spectrum. I'm available to either side for a little military fact-checking if you want it. Cheap rates, too. -the Armorer

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We needa joke.

Louisiana Justice

This 70+ year old New Iberia woman was arrested for shoplifting.

When she went before the judge in Lafayette he asked her, "What did you steal?"

She replied, "A can of peaches."

The judge then asked her why she had stolen the can of peaches and she replied that she was hungry.

The judge then asked her how many peaches were in the can. She replied 6.

The judge then said, "I will then give you 6 days in jail."

Before the judge could actually pronounce the punishment, the woman's husband spoke up and asked the judge if he could say something.

The judge said, "What is it?"

The husband said, "Judge, she also stole a can of peas."

H/t, Rich B. -the Armorer

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Oooh - very nice. Gun-related *and* Canada-related "Ode to a Sten" go visit Mr. Completely to see what it's aboot! [sic] -the Armorer

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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. 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".

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