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John McCain Made Several Less-Than-Great Landings

A good landing is when you can walk away from the plane. A great landing is when you can reuse the plane.

John McCain made several less-than-great landings.


Basic Flying Rules: WWII Pilot Training Sign

Basic Flying Rules: WWII Pilot Training Sign: “Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, and trees. It is much more difficult to fly there.”


November 11

One of my favorite films from WWII is “They Were Expendable”, Robert Montgomery, John Wayne and Donna Reed. It was about the fall of the Philippines, Bataan and Corregidor, right after Pearl Harbor, a PT boat squadron and a romance that could never be because one of them had to be left behind. In fact, over 55,000 of them were left behind. Good history that captures the mood of the century. Worth the watch, available on several internet outlets.

Carnal Pleasures

I thought I was too old for this, but the sight of repugnant, arrogant men and women just having their asses kicked up and down …