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November 21, 2006

H&I Fires, 21 Nov 2006

Open post for those with something to share, updated through the day. New, complete posts come in below this one. Note: If trackbacking, please acknowledge this post in your post. That's only polite.

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"Even though the court recognizes that it could have unfortunate consequences, they're saying that Congress controls this area," said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond.

I rather daresay *especially* a Republican-controlled Congress, in the opinion of this particular court. I guess they felt they could do that now that the Congress is safely in Democrat hands for the next two years.

Or izzat a libelous and defamatory statement?

To find out just what the heck this is about - go visit Jules and his post, "Free Speech, or a diaper for bloggers?" Hmmmm, do I detect a little MSM condescension there from the Big League Journo regarding us Bush-leaguers? /snark


For people who like to sue for open records, the ACLU has certainly gotten all interested in their own institutional privacy all of a sudden.


CAPT H points us to Celestial Junk, who have a collection of videos from Dutch, Canadian, and Brit troops in Afstan. He points you in particular to video number two, apparently because there are some tanks or something in it from some collection of rowdies known as "Straths" and as CAPT H is somewhat inordinately fond of a unit known as Lord Strathcona's Horse, you might begin to understand his desire to pimp 'em... -the Armorer


I was gonna mention this Navy Tempest, but I think Chap's got it covered pretty well over at Milblogs. -the Armorer


For those of you who detest Ann Coulter, skip this post. That said, I think this is the Quote of the Week:

"Six imams removed from a US Airways flight from Minneapolis to Phoenix are calling on Muslims to boycott the airline. If only we could get Muslims to boycott all airlines, we could dispense with airport security altogether."

Seems they were also chanting, "Allah! Allah!, Allah!" as they were boarding. Yeah, that would make me feel good as the Captain (as I reached for my FFDO sidearm).

Makes sense to me...heh. -Instapilot

*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".

Comments on H&I Fires, 21 Nov 2006
MajMike briefed on November 21, 2006 08:23 AM

pretty pretty panzers. tugging at my heart strings.

they looked magnificent!

jim b briefed on November 21, 2006 12:19 PM

jim b walks in looking around ... making sure it's safe it here ... clears his throat and says, "At the risk of starting some kinda S&X thing again (H/T to the & using females) comes this:

"Maybe this is the solution to the "running out of virgins" problem?
Posted by Laurence Simon at 04:12 PM
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So, this guy walks up to a checkpoint with a toy gun.

Hilarity does not result:

Earlier on Monday evening, IDF troops shot to death a Palestinian who approached a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Jericho. The man pulled a pistol as he approached the checkpoint, and in response the checkpoint commander fired at him, killing him on the spot.

After searching the body, soldiers discovered that the gun had been a metal fake

So, does this guy get seventy-two blow-up dolls?"

From IMAO .. whatever that stands for.

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 21, 2006 12:49 PM

In My A$$hole Opinion.

jim b briefed on November 21, 2006 12:55 PM


J.M. Heinrichs briefed on November 21, 2006 05:49 PM

International Monkey Assasin Organization!


Maggie briefed on November 21, 2006 07:13 PM

JimB - It is never safe anywhere I might show up. By the way.......was that a big "O"?

"&" using female

WereKitten briefed on November 21, 2006 09:07 PM


(that's multiple o's, and after all that... i'm beat)

Maggie briefed on November 21, 2006 09:29 PM

WK - Are you practicing for 22 DEC 2006? Don't forget......share your big "O" with a member of the US military.

ry briefed on November 21, 2006 10:13 PM

Um, I would MAggs, but that's grounds for divorce in my case. Not to mention eternal damnation for my soul by cheating on The Wife. Wedding Vows. Some of us not only meant them, as I know you and AFSIs meant yours as well, but still find ways to enjoy/survive being bound by them too(looks in the direction of an aviator. You're a farkin' paragon of virtue, dude. Seriously.)

WereKitten briefed on November 22, 2006 03:23 AM

I'm not bad. I was just drawn that way.

jim b briefed on November 22, 2006 08:34 AM

Ah no Maggie it was a O as in OHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhh as in Oh yea.

Somehow I think I am gonna find that to be .... different than intended too.

Okay is it just me ... or did this whole site just turn to something else?

jim b briefed on November 22, 2006 08:35 AM


jim b briefed on November 22, 2006 08:50 AM

Okay did I have a vision problem overnight?

Heartless Libertarian briefed on November 22, 2006 09:17 AM

OK...WTF happened to the template?

Ernie briefed on November 22, 2006 09:24 AM

Is it just me, or did the look change around here this morning?

BTW, I followed that link to Jules, had to, just had to comment, and ended up starting my own fracking blog. It's all John's fault.

Barb briefed on November 22, 2006 09:57 AM

I thought it was "In My Arrogant Opinion" ;-)

Trias briefed on November 22, 2006 11:54 AM

Wow that's a shock. It's all neat n simple and where did all the fun gaudy stuff go?

DoesNotMatter briefed on November 22, 2006 02:26 PM

This baby-blue site is just a glitch, yes ?