04 February 2008

Today Is USO Day & Other Important Stuff

On this day in 1941 the United Serviceman's Organization was formed. The rest, as they say, is history. H/T to John Boy and Billy and the Big Show.

IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!
Carhartt, Inc. maker of some of the finest work and outdoor clothing in the known universe, has shipped 86 cartons of winter clothing to the 2nd Battalion 503rd Brigade Combat Team
173rd Airborne Infantry Brigade (Sep) in Afghanistan. Your humble leader spoke to Carhartt directly on Thursday the 31st, and on Friday the 1st of February, 750 pairs of ECWCS (Extreme Cold Weather Clothing System), or thermal underwear, and 5,000 pairs of wool socks were on their way to the men and women fighting the GWOT in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan.

BRAVO ZULU, (for my sister, she's Navy), HOOOOAH (for all my Army friends) and
OOOOOOOOOOOOOORAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (cause I'm former Marine)
to Carhartt, Inc.
Well done, Gentlemen, WELL DONE!!!!!!!!

From our friends at Family Security Matters
Very long but very educational
Click the link to read the whole thing

Islamofascism? Hitler, Muhammad, and Islam
Part One of Two
Andrew G.Bostom

Cliff May deserves credit for his recent National Review Online column “The New True Believers.” May dares to associate – however indirectly, and in the end, I am afraid, inadequately – those he terms, using layers of prophylactic rhetorical separation from orthodox Islam, either “militant jihadists,” or “Islamists,” and their movement as “militant Islamism,” – with Hitler, and his “movement,” i.e., Nazism.

May’s inchoate effort should be applauded for its attempted illustration of any
possible ideological nexus between Hitler’s Nazism and Islam. But ultimately, the associations he makes – the “ability to nurse grievances and stoke ambitions,” Germans/Aryans as a master race, and the concordant supremacism of “militant Islamism,” and, invoking Eric Hoffer’s “The True Believer,” generic “fanaticism” – ignore much more intimate, if uncomfortable to acknowledge, doctrinal and historical connections between ancient Islam and modern Nazism, upon which I will elaborate.

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