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Three Unrelated Things, Snark Edition

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1) As you may have heard, the NRA seems confused as to why the President and his daughters need armed guards. Here's an accurate but snarky response. The key graf:

This does actually reveal an important aspect of the NRA's world view. As far as they're concerned, all of us should act as though we exist in the same security situation as the president of the United States. You may think you're just the assistant regional manager of a widget company, but in fact, a terrorist commando strike force could be coming to lay siege to your home at any moment. Which is why you need to be prepared not just with a gun, but with enough weaponry to hold your own in the two-hour firefight that's just inevitable.

2) Found via dinking around on the Internet - the Night Witches of WWII. They were a Soviet all-female bomber regiment who conducted precision night raids flying biplanes! From the article: A stealth technique of the night bombers was to idle the engine near the target and glide to the bomb release point, with only wind noise to reveal their location. Guts by the gallon.

3) I recently read and enjoyed John J. Lumpkin's SF novel Through Struggle, The Stars. My review of the book is available on POD People.

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daveon
Jan. 16th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
I saw the NRA thing last night and did chuckle. I think the best thing is for EVERYBODY to have a Secret Service security detail. That should solve crime :)
bdunbar
Jan. 17th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
Here's an accurate but snarky response.

Well, yeah.

On the other hand, the president isn't attacked all that often. Think of the savings!
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