Saturday, July 5, 2008

England Gun Ban Update

Prisoner in his own home. Can't control the criminal, control the law abiding? Citizens victims of the law.
That is great.
Tony Martin should be given a parade, not doing time ins some stinky prison with the local ner-do-wells.

The Knock on the Door

I don't believe it is any secret here that I am a big fan of George F. Will.
This column literally brought me to tears.

Army Pfc. Jesse Givens of Fountain, Colo.: "My angel, my wife, my love, my friend. If you're reading this, I won't be coming home. . . . Please find it in your heart to forgive me for leaving you alone."

Shakespere could not do better, but then far as I know the Bard never went to war for his country.

The Knock on the Door

Friday, July 4, 2008

A Day at the Beach

It was long ago, it seems.

So it seems to us who were not alive then.

But for so many of us whose parents, grandparents who were around then, I suspect it was not all that long ago.

It was May 1944, and 22-year-old John Whitehead of Montclair, N.J., an ensign on the USS Thomas Jefferson, was placed in charge of five of the landing craft for the invasion of Europe. Each would ferry 25 soldiers from the TJ, as they called it, onto the shore of France. John's landing site was to be a 50-yard stretch of shoreline dubbed Dog Red Beach. It fell near the middle of the sector called Omaha Beach, which in turn fell in the middle of the entire assault.

This is a great story worth reading.