‘Five carriers’ photo was in 2012 and it was no big deal

Everybody calm down.

 

Eighth wonder of the world, check.  Breach of national security - not so much.
Eighth wonder of the world, check. Breach of national security – not so much.

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this in the last week, so I’m running a short post on it to see if the wild rumors can be laid to rest.

About a year ago, someone began circulating a photo of five aircraft carriers all in port at the same time at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia.  The claim was that the carriers had just been ordered into port for some purpose the Navy didn’t understand, Continue reading “‘Five carriers’ photo was in 2012 and it was no big deal”

Iran: Funniest threats ever?

Interesting times.

In Iran's crosshairs.  Sort of.
In Iran’s crosshairs. Sort of.

To begin with, let’s agree that it is not funny that Iran’s making threats.  It’s the way Iran is making threats.  Which – I’m sorry – has me in stitches.

No, really.  It isn’t funny.  It’s just hard not to laugh.

To read a full-length treatment of the latest Iranian trash talk, see this excellent summary from Times of Israel.  I’ll address the two major rhetorical jabs in turn. Continue reading “Iran: Funniest threats ever?”

Antidotes to the Obama reading of the Gettysburg Address

This nation, under God.

 

USS Gettysburg (CG-64), displaying the Gettysburg Flag (upper right)
USS Gettysburg (CG-64), displaying the Gettysburg Flag (upper right)

The indefatigable LibertyUnyielding Staff highlighted today an egregious omission from President Obama’s video-recorded reading of the Gettysburg Address:  the dropping of the words “under God” from the final sentence.  As Staff points out, Obama has a pattern of Continue reading “Antidotes to the Obama reading of the Gettysburg Address”