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May 27, 2016

Overnight Open Thread (27 May 2016)

Remembering the quintessential American Hero - and his son - On Memorial Day.

To Stewart, patriotism was a shared ideal. Even the wealthy and well-connected had the sacred duty to stand up and fight for their country.

So Stewart prepared for war. He logged more and more hours piloting his airplane. He hired a trainer to help him bulk up.

In March 1941 - nine months before Pearl Harbor - Stewart, who had just won an Oscar for "The Philadelphia Story," was sworn into the Army ... as a private.

After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Air Force wanted Stewart to sell war bonds, contending that he was too old (mid-30s) and too famous to risk flying combat missions.

But he pushed and wrangled and charmed until - finally - he was sent to England and put in command of a squadron of B-24 Liberator bombers.


Wish we had more folks like James Stewart and his adopted son Ronald McLean. This is a good sign though. Teen keeps American flag from hitting the ground.


European Vacation

Europe is screwed. Thousands of migrants saved this week as traffic on Liby-Italy route swells. In very relevant and related news, how ISIS is infiltrating the migrant route from Libya to Europe.

The Dead On Everest

Pretty deadly year so far on Mount Everest. The extraordinary cost of retireving dead bodies from Mount Everest.

VDH

President Obama is visiting Hiroshima. Why not Pearl Harbor?

Hate Crimes

See, this is why I hate "hate crime" legislation. One murder shouldn't be more special than any other. Just apply the highest punishment every time regardless of who is involved. It's not like the folks killing cops are going to now not do it because they're afraid of it being called a hate crime. 'Blue Lives Matter' bill makes attacks on cops a hate crime.

Modern Art

Heh. More evidence why we suffer through astronomical levels of dumbassery in this country today. Pranksters put a pair of glasses on the floor of a museum to trick patrons into thinking they are art.

Our Future

Canada

I really, really like this guy. He's the guy that shot and killed the Ottawa terrorist in 2014. Ambassador Kevin Vickers, former House sergeant-at-arms, tackles protester in Dublin.

Human Pups

Well OK then. The men who live as dogs. I have just one question. Which bathroom do they use or can they just use any tree, sign post or fire hydrant?

Dog Video

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