sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, September 8, 2014

National Championship Air Races (Part 3)

A pilot in an experimental sport class plane crashed at about 3:30 p.m. today. He died in the crash about an hour ago. (this will post on my blog in 3 hours after the family has been notified) The crash happened during a Sport Class qualifying heat. The plane went down on the race course near the area "High G Ridge." Flying was cancelled for the rest of the day. As of now, qualifying heats are scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. on tomorrow.

When you're flying fast, flying low and banking left, there is always the dance that situational awareness or a mechanical failure will cause you to auger into the ground - or into the stands or pits where other aircraft are staging.

Three years ago, a P-51 Mustang augered into the stands, killing a large number of fans. There is no guarantee that you'll be safe while watching the world's fastest motor sport.



Have you Forgotten about Iran?

What's happening in Iran?
(Thomas Sowell) It is by no means guaranteed that this country will survive the long-run consequences of the disastrous decisions already made by Barack Obama, especially his pretense of stopping Iran's becoming a nuclear power. Obama may no longer be in office when those chickens come home to roost. 
If we wake up some morning and find some American city in radioactive ruins, will we connect the dots and see this as a consequence of voting to elect an unknown and untried man, for the sake of racial symbolism?
America's foreign policy machine has broken. And I don't think that we have it within ourselves to fix it at present.

Our foreign policy consists of one crisis after another one where we hambone up the situation or ignore it while it gets immeasurably worse. Nowhere is this more clear than with our handling of the Iranian nuclear proliferation situation.

ISIS is only a sideshow to the real problem that is Iranian nuclear ambition.

Let's look at the disconnect between what the paper tiger says and what it does:


Yes I know that Joe (Slow Joe) Biden is a clown and that he's just clowning around from his podium. The problem comes when the rest of the world knows it too.  It emboldens weird potentates in Iran, Iraq, Yemen and every other hell hole on the planet.


Training Teens

I think this guy is onto something - put it on YouTube and hope that they stumble onto it.



Having raised four (beautiful, talented, energetic, brilliant) daughters, I found that getting this simply chore accomplished often exceeded their abilities...