Policeman: "Sir, were you looking at a book of airplanes?"
Me: "Yes sir I was. I'm a musician for money, but for fun I study old aircraft and build models of them, and the book I was reading was of Polish Aircraft from 1946."
Policeman: "Would you please go get that book so that i can see it?"
After a couple of minutes he says, "Why, this is all Snoopy Red Baron stuff..."
Me: "Yes sir, actually the triplane you see is Italian, from 1921 a little after World War 1...."
Policeman: "No problem here then, you can go on back on to the plane, sorry to inconvenience you....and have a nice flight."
An hour delay because the crew panicked over a friggin' aviation history book... Second, Mr. Vance needs to drop the 'racial' crap.
I can't help thinking that the people who wigged out over the VA quake the other day would go nuts if they spent a day in Lawton with no warning: when the redlegs at Fort Sill start firing some of the big stuff, you can hear and feel it all over town.
Speaking of quakes,
“A couple of things keep me up at night,” Paul Stockton, the Defense Department’s senior homeland security official, told the Aspen Security Forum last month. A quake, like the one simulated in National Level Exercise 11, is chief among the sleep-takers. “It’s so much bigger than anything we’ve faced — way beyond Hurricane Katrina.”
National Level Exercise 11, or NLE 11, was, in essence, a replay of a disaster that happened 200 years earlier. On Dec. 16, 1811, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit the New Madrid fault line, which lies on the border region of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. It’s by far the largest earthquake ever to strike the United States east of the Rockies.
They're calling it 7.7; stuff I've read in the past put it as 8.something; don't know if they've just revised, or if there's some real disagreement on it.
Damn. That's kind of hard to see.
Contrast the above with that miserable little shit Alex Baldwin. Who isn't fit to clean up Hawkeye's crap.
Hmmm... I think I'd go with the UtiliKilt; the traditional is a bit warm for this time of year.