Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Election Day

Go vote!  Mr. Gorrell, from the Usual Source of these things, has sumthin' to say about that:

I agree with him.

And then there's this, from the Usual USAF Source:

Airmen Up For Re-election

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, is one of several lawmakers up for re-election on Tuesday who serve the nation not only on Capitol Hill, but also in the Air Force. Polls have shown Graham well ahead in his quest to retain his Senate seat. Over on the House side, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), a chaplain in the Reserve, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), an Air National Guard pilot, are seeking to remain in office. Both Collins and Kinzinger are combat veterans. Also looking to return to the House in January for the 114th Congress are Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), a retired lieutenant colonel, and Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas), a retired colonel who spent nearly seven years in captivity during the Vietnam War. Two Democrats who are former airmen are seeking re-election: Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) and Rep. Bill Enyart (Ill.). There are also nine Republicans who are former airmen who are running to keep their seats: Rep. Vern Buchanan (Fla.), Rep. Jeff Denham (Calif.), Rep. Rich Nugent (Fla.), Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.), Rep. Joe Pitts (Pa.), Rep. Ted Poe (Texas), Rep. Dave Reichert (Wash.), Rep. Mark Sanford (S.C.), and Rep. Chris Stewart (Utah).
Only two Democrats in the whole damned bunch.

Off-topic, but...  I've been spending quite a bit o' time at that car brochure site, more time than I prolly should.  To say "times have changed" is a massive understatement.  Case in point, from the 1963 Corvair brochure:

I'm thinkin' the safety wonks' heads would explode if Chevy... or ANY car company... ran ad copy like that today.

And now it's time for a refill and answer the overnight mail.


  1. Replies
    1. I assume that's about the heads exploding?

  2. "...the safety wonks' heads would explode..."

    Ya think!

    1. I do. I am SO loving the complete and total un-PC nature of a lot of these ads, which just MIGHT become a regular feature here at EIP.

  3. Ado about nuttin04 November, 2014 18:37

    I remember several years they ran the headline in the base paper (during safety week) that said "General killed in car accident, not wearing seat-belt!" Of course the punch line, was it was General Patton. He broke his neck when the driver slammed on the brakes, and he hit his head on something in the back seat of his limousine. I visited several military cemeteries when I was in Europe. The German cemeteries are weird, in that they are mostly black or dark tones, while the American cemeteries are mostly pearly-white marble. Even in death we are gaudy...

    1. I've visited a lot of American cemeteries in Europe as well. It's a humbling experience.

    2. Exactly right, you look at all the graves and are just amazed. I was at the Meuse-Argonne in Romagne in the 80's, and it was a bright sunny day and there must have been 100 people there. It was no special day, it was just people seeing it for the first time:



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