February 29, 2012

February 23, 2012

The Democrats and Crony Capitalism

The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE.

The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers.

That's only costing us $16 million per job.

One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG).

The PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi, who is the brother to Nancy 's husband.

Just move along folks.....nuthin' goin on here.

February 22, 2012

Little Known Facts About World War II

Some interesting quirks of history courtesy of Col D. Swinford, USMC, Ret.

The first German serviceman killed in WW II was killed by the Japanese (China, 1937). The first American serviceman killed was killed by the Russians (Finland 1940); and the highest ranking American killed was Lt. Gen Lesley McNair, killed by the US Army Air Corps. 

So much for allies.
The youngest US serviceman was 12 year old Calvin Graham, USN. He was wounded and given a Dishonorable Discharge for lying about his age.

His benefits were later restored by act of Congress.

At the time of Pearl Harbor, the top US Navy command was called CINCUS (pronounced 'sink us').

The shoulder patch of the US Army's 45th Infantry division was the Swastika, and Hitler's private train was named 'Amerika.' 

All three were soon changed for PR purposes.

More US servicemen died in the Air Corps than the Marine Corps. While completing the required 30 missions, your chance of being killed was 71%.

Generally speaking, there was no such thing as an average fighter pilot. You were either an ace, or a target.

For instance, Japanese Ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa shot down over 80 planes. He died while a passenger on a cargo plane.

It was a common practice on fighter planes to load every 5th round with a tracer round to aid in aiming.

This was a mistake. Tracers had different ballistics so (at long range) if your tracers were hitting the target 80% of your rounds were missing. Worse yet tracers instantly told your enemy he was under fire and from which direction.

Worst of all, it was the practice to load a string of tracers at the end of the belt to tell when you were out of ammo. This was definitely not something you wanted to tell the enemy! 

Units that stopped using tracers saw their success rate nearly double and their loss rate go down.

When allied armies reached the Rhine, the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it) and Gen. Patton who had himself photographed in the act.

Definitely would not be allowed in the Army of today. 
German Me-264 bombers were capable of bombing New York City.....but they decided it wasn't worth the effort.

German submarine U-120 was sunk by a malfunctioning toilet.
Among the first 'Germans' captured at Normandy were several Koreans. They had been forced to fight for the Japanese Army until they were captured by the Russians and forced to fight for the Russian Army until they were captured by the Germans and forced to fight for the German army until they were captured by the US Army.

Following a massive naval bombardment, 35,000 United States and Canadian troops stormed ashore at Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands. Twenty-one troops died in the assault on the island. It could have been worse if there had been any Japanese on the island. 

February 16, 2012

February 15, 2012

Puns For Everyone

The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

Humor in the Ranks

February 10, 2012

Pat Boone on Barack Obama

“We’re no longer a Christian nation.”
– President Barack Obama, June 2007

“America has been arrogant.”
– President Barack Obama

“After 9/11, America didn’t always live up to her ideals.”
– President Barack Obama

“You might say that America is a Muslim nation.”
– President Barack Obama, Egypt 2009

This editorial by the ageless Pat Boone is an old-school schooling of a vain, egotistical lightweight who hates the very nation, and people, he connived into electing him president.

The President Without a Country

Thinking about these and other statements made by the man who wears the title of president … I keep wondering what country he believes he’s president of.

In one of my very favorite stories, Edward Everett Hale’s “The Man without a Country,” a young Army lieutenant named Philip Nolan stands condemned for treason during the Revolutionary War, having come under the influence of Aaron Burr. When the judge asks him if he wishes to say anything before sentence is passed, young Nolan defiantly exclaims, “Damn the United States! I wish I might never hear of the United States again!”

February 8, 2012

The New American Dream

Here's another election indicator for you.

You know it's over when late night comedians begin roasting your chestnuts over an open fire.

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time.
We agree...and think 25 to life would be appropriate.
--Jay Leno

February 5, 2012

A History Lesson on Social Security

A Raw Deal?
Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (and some older ones) didn't know this.

It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.

Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.

An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message. 

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary...

It's No longer Voluntary