July 16, 2009
40 Years Since Original Moon Walk
Michael Jackson would be proud. It has been 40 years since Apollo 11 launched (allegedly) its mission to land a man on the moon (or on a soundstage secretly concocted by the US Government--allegedly).
There are so many reasons to be proud of our history and of American ingenuity over the last few hundred years.
Posted by Justin at 03:10 PM
June 18, 2007
USS New York (h/t Kevin)
Never forget. Got a story from my cousin Kevin via e-mail today. First thing I always do is Snopes anything that sounds too good to be true. Well, it is true. From the AP article on the USS New York (LPD-21):
NEW YORK - With a year to go before it even touches the water, the Navy's amphibious assault ship USS New York has already made history - twice. It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center, and it survived Hurricane Katrina...
The New York is about 45 percent complete and should be ready for launch in mid 2007. Katrina disrupted construction when it pounded the Gulf Coast, but the 684-foot vessel escaped serious damage and workers were back at the yard near New Orleans two weeks after the storm...
The USS New York is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines.
Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, La., to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept. 9, 2003, "those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence," recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there."
I would have named it the USS George W. Bush since it is clear according to Charlie Sheen that George W. Bush was either directly behind 9-11 or was aware of the conspiracy.
Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.
"It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75% of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions."
But 9-11 Conspiracy Nuts aside, here is a picture of the ship dedicated to those close to 3,000 souls that perished that day. May we all hope that the New York and the 700 Marines that it carries to the front lines of the War on Terror have the opportunity to add as many Jihadi martyrs to the 19 from 9-11 that are keeping the fires of hell warm.
June 13, 2007
20 Years Ago
Probably the most pivotal speeches of our generation.
Posted by Justin at 02:45 PM
May 28, 2007
Remember the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and thank them for their sacrifice. And remember those that fought and died protecting us. We owe them all a debt of gratitude.
MURFREESBORO, TN (h/t wizbangblog)—Heather Southward Golczynski pulled six more letters out of her mailbox Tuesday, sent from across the nation by people touched by her husband's sacrifice and her son's courage.
Her husband, Marine Staff Sgt. Marcus "Marc" Golczynski, was killed in Iraq on March 27. At his funeral in April, Daily News Journal photographer Aaron Thompson captured Marc Golczynski's teary-eyed son, 8-year-old Christian, accepting a U.S. flag from his father's casket.
It was a picture of a moment that moved many Americans and stirred national interest in the Golczynskis' story.
There is nothing more honorable than being in service of others. Our military members don't get paid much (I still remember trying to make ends meet as an E-3). They work long hours. They do dangerous work. And far too often they get called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice.
When you see them, thank them for their courage and remember those that weren't so lucky.
Posted by Justin at 04:35 PM