November 13, 2005

Return of Quiz Time


To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
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From Capt. Ed.

Posted by thomp356 at 12:28 PM · Quizzes

November 12, 2005


Gee, I think letting a few small warships loose in this area would cure this problem.

A test run for USS Freedom(LCS-1), perhaps

Posted by thomp356 at 2:31 PM · Military · News

November 11, 2005

Veterans Day

Today, the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh month, was first noted as the end of fighting in the First World War, a bloody conflict, but no where near as the succeding one. At the end, they promised, "Never again will this happen."

I hope so.

I honor veterans as forbears in tradtion, and what they have done. God be with them.

Posted by thomp356 at 6:05 PM · Military

October 22, 2005

Rare Entry

Following N. Z. Bear's call to blogs, I feel it is necesscary to state, in the plainest possible terms the following.

I oppose the Miers nomination.

Speaking not for the University, or any other organization I belong to, I do not belive Harriet Miers is the best qualifed person to take a role on the Supreme Court. She simply does not have the background in jurispondence to take on this role.

I do not anticipate doing this again in the future.

Posted by thomp356 at 3:24 PM · News

Pain to Read

While this is supposed to be funny, I don't really think of it that way.

It's more of a pain to read, because it shows how defeatest we've let the media become defeatist. Part of it is how J-schools have deceided to think of themselves as not being Americans first. This anti-Americanism means that the public recives a one sided acount of what goes on, a major disservice to them.

Posted by thomp356 at 3:15 PM · Military · News

How much?

My blog is worth $564.54.
How much is your blog worth?

Well. it's better than nothing.

Posted by thomp356 at 2:35 PM · Misc

October 21, 2005

Rule, Britannia

200 years ago today, Vice Admrial of the White the Viscount Nelson defeated Vice Admiral Pierre-Charles Vlleneuve at Trafalagar. This was the naval action of the Napoleonic Wars.

England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty.

Engage The Enemy More Closely

Trafalgar 200 Website
Samizdata Post on the Subject

Posted by thomp356 at 9:47 AM · Military

October 13, 2005

Important Annivsery

Today, 13 October 2005, is the 230th Anniversery of the founding of the U.S. Navy.

Here's Smash's post.

From ADM Mullen, the Chief of Naval Operations, the 2005 Message to the Fleet:

"It was considered by at least one delegate to the Continental Congress “The maddest idea in the world.” The creation of an American fleet implied independence and sovereignty. It signaled a readiness for war that not all the colonists were prepared to accept. And yet Oct. 13, 1775, Congress voted to arm two small ships and send them on a cruise to intercept British transports. With the stroke of a pen, the Continental Navy was born.

Continue reading "Important Annivsery"
Posted by thomp356 at 9:12 AM · Military

October 3, 2005

Why do I try?

Here's another stupid article from the Daily.

Most days, I wonder why I even read it, because at this rate, I'll just get driven to an early grave. I'll add my letter to the editor later in the Extended Entry.

Posted by thomp356 at 9:41 AM · My Life

October 2, 2005


Like so many others, I've seen Joss Whedon's Serenity. Actually, I saw it Friday night.

My reaction right after: Bravo Zulu.

For a deeper reaction and spoilers. . .

Continue reading "Serenity"
Posted by thomp356 at 9:22 PM · My Life