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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Cindy Heads to the Hooscow

Cindy and 25 of her closest (moonbat) friends were arrested outside the White House.

Get the details - and a pic - over at Michelle Malkin's blog.

Can't resist a chuckle. Heh. (Despite the fact that it probably is exactly the sort of attention she wants)

What's not so amusing is that she's planning on heading to Walter Reed.

October 21, 2005 - Soldiers from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, search a house for insurgents and weapons in Anah, Iraq. Photo by by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway

We Interrupt Your Blog Perusal for an Important Announcement

John Kerry is a jackass.

That is all.
Manama, Bahrain (Oct. 25, 2005) - The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) prepares to arrive pierside in Manama, Bahrain for a brief port visit. Annapolis is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Brandon A. Teeples

Today is Navy Day!

Or rather, was - according to the Naval Historical Center, the day was last celebrated in 1949. I think it's time to bring it back. So, in honor of Navy Day - here are some places to visit:

U.S. Navy Website Links - from the U.S. Navy website

History of Navy Day - from the Department of Defense

Naval Historical Center

Navy Historical Facts and Trivia

The Goat Locker
PROVIDING SECURITY — U.S. Army Sgt. Adrian West, assigned to the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, looks through his aim point at a possible threat during house to house searching in Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 19, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

In Today's News - Thursday, October 27, 2005

Quote of the Day
"It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day,
that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive,
and with it, everything honorable and glorious."
-- President George Washington

News of Note
If You Read Only One News Story Today, Make it This One!!
Politician: Make protests at funerals felonies
(An Illinois state senator is fighting back against Fred Phelps - a MUST READ!)

World Series
Champions at Last
The White Sox win their first World Series since 1917
Reinsdorf Finally Wins Baseball Ring
Fans Celebrate Chisox Series Win

Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Death Toll Passes 2,000(the media is in a frenzy)
Bush: 'Trying Time'
Video: Misleading Milestone?
Saddam Lawyers: Protect Us (visit ROFASix for some thoughts on this one)
New alliance

Operation Enduring Freedom
Cache of bombs found in Kabul

Homeland Security / War on Terror
Five Killed in Israel Blast
Port Authority Negligent in 1993 WTC Bombing
British terror bill advances

Prosecutor Meets with Judge, Jury in CIA Leak Case
DeLay Didn't Report Donations

Supreme Court
Miers Previews Questions
Anti-Miers Ads Aired

Hurricane Season
Subpoenas Issued in Katrina Hospital Deaths
Senate Panel Mulls Terror Response After Katrina
Flash floods raise Alpha deaths to 26

Pakistan Earthquake
Governments Pledge More for Quake Relief

U.N. Scandals
Oil-for-food panel to finger Iraqi bribes to firms

Cow slaughter backfires for man

Fox News
White Is New Orange for Pumpkins This Halloween
Former Ala. Governor Indicted for Racketeering
New Report Pressures Syria
Lebanese Go After Militants
BlackBerry Appeal Nixed
Italy Denies Role in Iraq Uranium Claim
Google Into Classified Ads?
Gov't Mulls Home AIDS Test

Reuters: Top News
Israel strikes Gaza, plans offensive after bombing
Two US soldiers killed in Baghdad
Senate panel backs $10 billion in health care cuts
Iran president wants Israel "wiped off the map"
Girl in China bird flu village dies - paper
Dubai's man-made islands anger environmentalists
Scientists complete map of human genetic variation
US panel urges whooping cough vaccine for adults

AP World News
Sunni Arabs Join Forces for Iraq Elections
Envoy: Assad Refused to Be Interviewed
Wives of Cuban Prisoners Celebrate Award
Thousands of Tourists Stranded in Cancun
Fire at Prison at Dutch Airport Kills 10
Group: African Immigrants' Rights Violated
U.N.: Arms Still Coming Over Syrian Border
Belize Diving Accident Due to Boat Problem
Top Iraqi Cleric Won't Back Shiite Parties
Russian Sentenced for Controller's Death
EU Nations Have Strategies for Bird Flu
Scarred Generation Emerges in Quake Zone
Two Charged in Ex-Lebanese PM's Death
Iran Leader Calls for Israel's Destruction
Liberian Contender Acknowledges Mistakes
Some Europeans Aren't Fans of Halloween
(OK, now Halloween is our fault too! - Nevermind that it has Druidic origins...)

The Seattle Times
U.S. encountering resistance to sanctions at U.N.
New oil drilling passes House panel
Hepatitis A vaccine advised for toddlers
Study weighs mammograms, new treatments
U.S., Japan reach deal to move Okinawa base
Indians airlifted in water crisis

Boston Globe: World
In struggling Haiti, some long for ex-dictator
Lebanon troops deploy to Palestinian bases
3 tested for bird flu on French island
U.S. Drops Plan for Nuclear Bunker-Buster
Congress Uses Emergency Bill to Pay for Wars
U.S. to Deploy Troops in Bulgaria and Romania

CENTCOM: News Releases

Department of Defense
'Overmatch': Watchword for Future Force — Story
Al Qaeda Facilitator Likely Dead in Strike — Story
Terrorists Killed in Baghdad Firefight — Story
Bush: Terrorism Poses Danger to All — Story Remarks Video
Bush: No Distinction Between Terrorists, Supporters
Troops Rely on Families' Support, President Says

Football Game to Benefit Iraqi Children — Story
Afghans Help Pakistani Earthquake Victims — Story
Project to Provide Potable Water, Hydrants — Story
U.S. Troops Stay in Background During Vote — Story

Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Aid Terrorist Attack Victims
Iraqi Army Troops Raid Bomb-Making Factory
Exercise Begins Iraqi Air Force Unit's Move
Task Force Recon Team Scouts for Insurgents
Commentary: Last Night I Met a Hero

Army's Top Sergeant Advises Afghan NCOs
Paratroopers Adapt, Afghan Mission Succeeds Photos

USS Theodore Roosevelt Aircraft Destroy IED Facility

Military Working Dog Takes Away Bomb's Bang — Story

Project Cheer Offers Free Movies — Story


Hurricane Coverage
Iraq Transition of Power

Voters Say 'Yes' to New Constitution
Officials Provide Bombing Details
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Eye on Iraq Update (pdf)
Iraq Progress Fact Sheet (pdf)
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)

Afghan Police Complete Course
Afghanistan Daily Update

Info Vital in Terror War, Pace Says
Rice: Syria Report 'Troubling'
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

Personnel Regs Sent to Congress
Plan Addresses Troop Pay Issues
Joint Fires Team Coordinates Ops
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Marine Casualties — Story

Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf

Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar


National Hurricane Center

Today in History
1775 - The U.S. Navy is established.
1787 - Federalist letters start appearing in NY newspapers.
1795 - The Treaty of San Lorenzo provides free navigation of the Mississippi.
1810 - The U.S. annexes West Florida (from Spain).
1871 - Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), the Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, is arrested after the NY Times exposes his corruption.
1893 - A hurricane hits the coast between Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC.
1896 - The first Pali Road is completed in Hawaii (winds are so strong there that streams flow UP!)
1904 - The IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), the world's first subway, opens in NYC (fare is five cents)
1920 - The League of Nations moves its headquarters in Geneva.
1922 - For the first time, Navy Day is commemorated.
1924 - The Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic is formed.
1925 - Fred Waller patents water skis.
1941 - The Chicago Daily Tribune editorializes that there will not be a war with Japan. (Oops).
1948 - Israel recaptures Nizzanim in the Negev.
1954 - B.O. Davis, Jr., becomes the first Black USAF General.
1959 - A rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico.
1961 - The first Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test; Outer Mongolia and Mauritania become the the 102nd and 103rd members of the U.N.
1967 - Four people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records.
1969 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines gain associated status with Britain.
1971 - The Republic of the Congo becomes the Republic of Zaire.
1972 - Golden Gate National Recreation Area is created.
1977 - NASA launches the S-200 space vehicle.
1978 - Begin and Sadat win the Nobel Peace prize; President Carter signs the Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill.
1981 - Andrew Young, former U.N. Ambassador, is elected mayor of Atlanta, GA.
1982 - China announces its population has reached more than one billion.
1985 - Thieves steal nine paintings, including five Monets and two Renoirs.
1987 - South Korean voters overwhelmingly approve a new constitution.

1728 - James Cook, captain/explorer, discoverer of the Sandwich Islands
1811 - Issac Merrit Singer, inventor (first practical home sewing machine)
1844 - Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician/pacifist, Nobel Prize winner (1908)
1858 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President (1901-09), Nobel Prize winner (1906)
1872 - Emily Post, social behavior maven, writer (Etiquette)
1917 - Oliver Tambo, leader of the African National Congress
1926 - H.R. Haldeman, former White House Chief of Staff, Watergate figure
1946 - Steven R. Nagel, USAF/astronaut (STS 51-G, STS 61-A, STS 37); Terry J. Hart, astronaut (STS 41C)
1947 - Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/U.S. hostage held in Lebanon (1984-1991)
1953 - Michael A. Baker, Lt. Commander USN/astronaut (STS 43)
1968 - Kata Karkkainen, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1988)

1449 - Ulugh Beg, U.S.S.R. astronomer
1553 - Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burnt at the stake for heresy

Reported Missing in Action
Moore, Dennis A., USN (CO); F8E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - retired as a Commander - alive as of 1998

Johnson, Dale A., USAF (IN); aircraft caught fire, broke up during bombing run, Killed, body not recovered

Black, Jon D., USAF (TN); F4D shot down (w/Conner) - released February, 1968

Conner, Lorenza, USAF (GA); F4D shot down (w/Black)

Flynn, John P., USAF (OH); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. General - deceased March, 1997
*** Also flew with the US Air Corps in WWII (P-51 bomber escort missions in Italy), and with the USAF in Korea (F-80, 118 missions) - learn more here ***

Stirm, Robert L., USAF (CA); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Temperly, Russell E., USAF (MA); F105D shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - retired as a Lt. Colonel - alive and well as of 1998

Edmunds, Robert Clifton, Jr., USAF (VA); F105D shot down - remains returned June, 1988

Herrick, James W., USAF (IA); A1H went down during reconnaissance mission; declared KIA in 1977

Anderson, Evelyn, Civilian missionary (MI); not on official DIA list, reportedly executed by the North Vietnamese (burned alive) - remains returned November, 1972

Kosin, Beatrice, Civilian missionary (WY); not on official DIA list, reportedly executed by the North Vietnamese (burned alive)

Mattix, Samuel A., Civilian missionary (WA); released March, 1973

Oppel, Lloyd D., Civilian missionary (Canada); released March, 1973 - alive as of 1999