4 years…

Gah… I just realized I’ve been writing this blog for 4 years this month… 742 posts and y’all are STILL willing to stop by???Thank you to my loyal readers who put up with my foibles, lousy writing, scattershot approach to blogging, … Continue reading

B-17 "Liberty Belle" Crashed…

Apparently the B-17 Liberty Belle crashed around 0930 this morning after taking off from a field near Chicago. All 7 onboard apparently escaped injury after a fire was reported shortly after takeoff. The plane apparently landed near Oswego, Il.  Initial … Continue reading

Stray Thoughts…

Yeah, yeah, I know that’s dangerous in my case…Anyhoo…  The VC Friday night got me thinking about blogs, bloggers, and the ‘evolution’ of our little corner of the intrawebz…Being an old fart, I can go back to the ‘early’ days … Continue reading

Men are just happier…

This one is gonna piss a few readers off 🙂 NICKNAMES ·          If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. ·          If Mike, Dave and John go out, … Continue reading

Here’s Your Hope and CHANGE…

How do you like it now??? Item January 2009 TODAY % chg Src Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S. $1.83 $3.85 79.6% 1 Crude oil, European Brent (barrel) $43 $105 147.7% 2 Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel) $38..74 $108 … Continue reading

Chicago? Not on your life…

From Illinois State Rifle Assn Alert- The ISRA is warning its members to think twice about selecting Chicago as a vacation destination this summer.  This warning was issued in response to a recent dramatic upswing in violent crime in the windy city.  … Continue reading

D-Day…

67 years ago today, the combined forces started the assault on the Normandy Beaches in what became known world wide as D-Day…The participants on the allies side are listed in the following Order of Battle, along with their dates of … Continue reading

Random things…

Downtime- We can ALL use a bit of that…Spent yesterday with Phlegmmy and Lawdog and the usual suspects out in Texas, and it was truly a nice break to just sit in the back yard, drink nerd beer and chat … Continue reading

Bleg…

An Ordinary American has a post up about the Airborne Angels Volunteers, take a moment and go read, and if you are so moved, throw a buck or two or twenty their way.  Their biggest issue is paying the mailing for … Continue reading

NRA gets a win in court…

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Holds NRA Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees in Lawsuits Against Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois Fairfax, VA—Today, the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals conclusively and forcefully held, without need for oral argument, that the National Rifle Association has … Continue reading

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