July 26, 2007
"shock troops" revealed

The New Republic's "Baghdad Diarist" revealed himself this morning. He's Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp. The fact that his pseudonym was "Scott Thomas" meant that he wasn't really interested in keeping his identity secret. Milblogger JD Johannes had already narrowed TNR's diarist down to the unit level -- about 100 men, so Beauchamp's decision to come […]

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July 26, 2007
Martyr

Note the difference: When a Christian martyr dies, he doesn't take anyone with him. Pray for the hostages that remain in Afghanistan. Don't hold your breath waiting for denunciation of this by the usual suspects.

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July 26, 2007
Two days suspension

That's what should've happened in this case: The two boys tore down the hall of Patton Middle School after lunch, swatting the bottoms of girls as they ran -- what some kids later said was a common form of greeting. But bottom-slapping is against policy in McMinnville Public Schools. So a teacher's aide sent the […]

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16-year-old Lola Fitzgerald has been racking up skeet shooting championships in and out of her home state. Now a new California law has shut her out of the sport and is threatening her Olympic hopes. https://thereload.com/the-california-gun-law-dashing-young-female-champions-olympic-dream/

In a just world, SB 918 and its New York counterpart would make the Supreme Court* say: "well, we tried to let you keep shall issue, but you morons just couldn't help yourselves, so now constitutional carry is the law of the land".

*Hopefully it doesn't need to go to SCOTUS.

New talking points just dropped in WaPo -- if that's the excuse for the raid, how does the FBI also justify letting Clinton skate when she also had docs "classified at the highest classification level"? https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/08/11/garland-trump-mar-a-lago/?tid=ss_tw

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