Tuesday, August 29, 2006


VIC (re: Rob-below): I wonder what the ratio of enemy deaths by nationality) is to each ethnic contribution to their demise? I should think the PC Patton would want to know how many of THEIR "soldiers" are being killed. Come to
think of it ... I don't think I have seen a single news report that states how many enemy have been killed (maybe once or twice in general terms and for specific time periods). Our own news media and our own PC conscience wants to know every name and the racial make-up of our losses but they have no curiosity about the damage done to the enemy. Or...do our war fighters FEAR the release of death figures of the enemy based on the "body count" fiasco of Vietnam?

ROB: How some people keep score The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: Shortcut to: http://icasualties.org/oif/ETHNICITY.aspxNote: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent sending or receiving
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Monday, August 28, 2006

10 Non-Iraq Books for Understanding Iraq

Thomas E. Ricks has been a longtime military correspondent for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, and his new book, 'Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq' ; , is the most thorough and devastating critique yet of what he calls the "American military adventure" in Iraq. In his account, perhaps the greatest strategic error the U.S. made was failing to recognize the insurgency as it began and using traditional military means to fight it. As he writes, many officers scrambled to find classic analyses of past counterinsurgencies to understand how best to fight this new war, and here he shares with us the 10 books not about Iraq he found most useful in understanding the war there. As he notes, "most were recommended to me by thoughtful military officers or counterinsurgency experts."

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hezbollah: Coming Soon To Your Hometown

Duh? We got us a problem here people!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

A Book Critical of How the Iraq War is Fought

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (Hardcover)
by Thomas E. Ricks United States Marine Corps (Ret.) Brigadier General (Retired) Edwin H.
Simmons Dear Rob,I can also recommend another new book. I believe Tom Ricks' Fiasco to be the best book so far on the planning for and execution of the Iraqi War.Best, Ed Simmons
This email was sent in by RG (thanks) POSTE ON www.myemailstuff.blogspot.com ... Bear in mind the Washington Post is no fan of Bush - critic of this book may have some legitimate points to

Bull Run to Appomattox: A Boy's View

From Bull Run to Appomattox: A Boy's View
.htm#113320900377067049> , Review by William Potter

Repton, Alabama is a ghost town now. We passed through Repton on the way to visit Burnt Corn as we came up thorough Milton and Chumuckla and Jay. Repton used to play Chumuckla in Class CCC High School Basketball. It looks like some people still live around there, but the "downtown" area is deserted - completely. We, in Chumuckla used to think that Repton was a "big" town. At this point, Chumuckla is in revival because of booming growth in the Panhandle of Florida and people seeking some rural relief. I imagine there are a lot of towns like Repton in Alabama. Great movie sets! Maybe the remnants wil one day become clustered, air conditioned boutique shops for retired Baby Boomers to rekindle their grandparent's view of life in the early 20th century in Alabama - without the heat and the poverty and the social issues of those days. Peterman, Alabama is another such town we visited. It too is near Monroeville. MORE PICTURES FROM THIS TRIP.
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Burnt Corn, Alabama

If you have never been to Burnt Corn, maybe you should go. It is about 60 miles north of Pensacola, Florida. It has not changed much in a hundred years. There are some historicial connections between this area and many small towns in South Alabama and NW Florida because of the skirmish with Creek Indians here in 1812 and the aftermath - a bloody massacre at Ft. Mims. Rosie, a very good friend of our family, lives there. We found her house with the help of Roosevelt Betts and David Rankins (pictured). The town of Monroeville, home of Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird) is nearby. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A Hole in The Soul

Shortcut to: http://bobstewartband.com/mm/augie/holeinthesoul.html   This was written by Bob Stewart, the composer of "A Million Miles Away FromHome." He wrote it in a matter of a couple of hours after learning Augie   came home in a coffin and two urns.Bob's new CD, "A Millions Miles Away From Home," is on iTunes and  Rhapsody,which are online music stores. This means that when someone wants to buyjust one song off the CD (e.g., "A Million Miles...") they can do so.Also, when they load the CD onto their iPod, all of the name information   about the song will appear correctly as well. I don't know if that means anything to older folks, but it does to young people w/iPods. *** Augie is a young Marine some of us were following earlier in this blog. This is an anthem for many of those we have lost in war.  Contributed by RG

Larry Cutrone Comedy and Music

Larry Cutrone performs comedy routines in the studio at ME3TV. Larry's website is at http://www.larrycutrone.com . Here are more of his YouTube presentations! These are some CLASSIC TV clips from the 1970's with Cutrone and Friends of Cutrone. It is well worth the visit for a dose of nostalgia - especially those who knew the New Jersey entertainers of that era.