Lotsa 'toons at the usual source today about Ghaddafi's demise and The One's vacation. Here are two:
I don't begrudge any president a vacation; I DO question Obama's timing, though. And his choice of vacation spots.
In other news... there's this from the (other) usual source:
8/19/2011 - Members of Team Minot recreate a historic photograph of the arrival of the first B-52H Stratofortress here Aug. 19. The B-52, named the “Peace Persuader,” had nostalgic nose art painted on the airframe to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its arrival to Minot AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael J. Veloz)
Note that the airframe's serial number is 0033, meaning this is the 33rd BUFF to enter the USAF inventory. I think the nose art is very, very cool; click for larger. Good On the Powers That Be for the hat-tip to SAC... I loves me some tradition!
The B-52 has been in active service for more than 50 years. Isn't that freakin' AMAZING? Sad, too, that the world's most powerful country has to keep bombers in front-line service that are way older than the guys who fly them.