A Marine

This was a very important story to me, on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer: From mourner to Marine By Tom Infield, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. – When her Marine boyfriend died in a helicopter crash off the Horn of Africa in 2006, Lesley Reed was lost. …

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The Jim Thorpe Memorial Day Parade

I tried to persuade SPC Pico and PFC Pico that they should arise, put on their ACUs, and march in the Jim Thorpe Memorial Day parade; it didn’t work. Nor was I surprised. The parade passes right in front of our house, and, as always, is pretty small. Click on any picture to embiggen.

Westboro Cult vs Civilization

Thanks, Jim Hoft. A couple of days before, one of them (Westboro protestors) ran his mouth at a Brandon gas station and got his arse waxed. Police were called and the beaten man could not give much of a description of who beat him. When they canvassed the station and spoke to the large crowd …

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Colman McCarthy and ROTC on campuses

From Phineas on his site and at Sister Toldjah: Brain-dead moral equivalence Posted by: Phineas on December 30, 2010 at 3:38 pm Colman McCarthy at the Washington Post: To oppose ROTC, as I have since my college days in the 1960s, when my school enticed too many of my classmates into joining, is not to …

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