Sep
08
2015
1

Worth reading: “Unrealistic Expectations: The Luftwaffe’s Doomed Mission During the Battle of Britain.”

Interesting article here on the Battle of Britain (via RealClearHistory).  Short version: the RAF won not least because Nazis sucked at getting around the poor decision-making skills of its leadership, starting with Adolf Hitler and going all the way down the org chart.  In fact, totalitarian genocidal regimes largely suck at adaptation and mental flexibility, period.  Go figure…

Oct
01
2013
5

Barack Obama spitefully *chose* to make WWII Memorial inaccessible to veterans.

Every time I look at the WWII Memorial story, it gets worse.

It’s bad that the Obama administration closed down national monuments and museums, because it thinks that attacking DC tourism will give the Democratic party leverage over the Republican party.

It’s bad that the Obama administration tried to keep WWII veterans away from the monument that honors them. It failed, of course, but they shouldn’t have tried.

It’s bad that the Obama administration deliberately – deliberatelytargeted the WWII monument for special restrictions after a veterans’ group made the mistake of thinking that Barack Obama is a reasonable man who runs a reasonable executive branch, and thus would treat that group’s request for assistance with the respect that it deserved.

But this is the nasty part. This is the part where the spite comes into play. (more…)

Oct
24
2009
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In an alternate history, she racked up 40 kills before the Huns got her.

The short one in the middle.

She’s just got that look.

Moe Lane

PS: My wife liked this one the best, though.

PPS: The things you learn of when researching these things. Did you know that England was invaded by the French in 1797? Neither did I: Britain’s Last Invasion: Fishguard,1797

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