Thursday, March 12, 2009

Personally, I thought Episode VI was more of a classic.

But then again, who am I to debate the American Film Institute?

As you may know, during UK Prime Minister Gordon Browns's visit to the White House, the customary gift-exchange took place. Brown's gift was rather fascinating:

Brown gave Obama an ornamental pen holder made from the timbers of the Victorian ship HMS Gannet, which was used in anti-slavery patrols alongside its sister ship the HMS Resolute. The desk currently used by Obama in the White House Oval office is built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and is called the "Resolute desk."

Obama's gift? DVDs. The titles of the DVDs has been unknown...till now:

Here is the entire list:

* Citizen Kane
* The Godfather
* Casablanca
* Raging Bull
* Singin' in the Rain
* Gone with the Wind
* Lawrence of Arabia
* Schindler’s List
* Vertigo
* The Wizard of Oz
* City Lights
* The Searchers
* Star Wars: Episode IV
* Psycho
* 2001: A Space Odyssey
* Sunset Boulevard
* The Graduate
* The General
* On the Waterfront
* It's a Wonderful Life
* Chinatown
* Some Like It Hot
* The Grapes of Wrath
* ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
* To Kill a Mockingbird

Total cost of the above items? $418.26.

Now, had the President thrown in some seasons of 24, I could see this as an almost-fair trade.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Nawww, he wouldn't do THAT would he?

...would he?

Let's recap the salient points here:

1. In September, 2008, the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) - after months of preparation - is ordered to Iraq. (One of two SBCTs that were then scheduled to replace the two currently in Iraq)

2. In February, 2009, President Obama announces his Iraq drawdown/Afghanistan surge - the 5th SBCT will be diverted to Afghanistan instead of Iraq.

3. March, 2009, the DoD announces the 4th SBCT will deploy to Iraq this fall, several months ahead of the original schedule replacing the 5th SBCT in the rotation in order to maintain two Stryker Brigades in Iraq.

For the Commander-In-Chief to be playing politics with the lives of American soldiers is reprehensible, and in my opinion a qualification of "high crimes". But, thanks to the Left's lapdog media, no one will hear much of it. Pity.

from Greyhawk via AOSHQ

God save the Children

Bad enough kids don't seem to know much about the older portions of the history of Western Civilization, now that don't even know the details of some of the horrors of first part of this century.

What ARE they learning about World War II?

Around 1.3 million people perished in the Nazi death camp during the Second World War, but a survey of more than 1,000 secondary school pupils aged 11-16 revealed that a quarter still did not know its purpose.

Of those, about 10 per cent were not sure what it was, 8 per cent thought it was a country bordering Germany, 2 per cent thought it was a beer, the same proportion said it was a religious festival and a further 1 per cent said it was a type of bread.

At least Britain's next generation will have fine taste in beer.

I think.