One third of A-10s need new wings

The U.S. Air Force needs new wings for a third of the A-10 Thunderbolt II fleet. The Air Force has already received funding for wing replacement of 173 aircraft, but they need money for the other 110. From CNN: The US Air Force is telling Congress to put its money where its mouth is when it … Continue Reading “One third of A-10s need new wings”

New Balance is a terrible company

New Balance is lobbying the Pentagon to force members of the military to buy only New Balance shoes. The reason? Because New Balance assembles its shoes in America. From the excellent blog The Consumerist: Army and Air Force recruits get a stipend to buy their own footwear from any company they want, while the Navy requires … Continue Reading “New Balance is a terrible company”

Memorial Day and why I hate communists

Today is Memorial Day, the one day a year we officially recognize the ultimate sacrifice many, too many, military men and women have paid in service to our country. I spent over nine years in the United States Air Force, and in that time, I personally knew only one person who paid that ultimate price. … Continue Reading “Memorial Day and why I hate communists”

Jack Tramiel, father of the Commodore 64, has died

Jack Tramiel, the father of the Commodore 64 home computer, died Sunday. He was 83. Tramiel founded Commodore International in 1955. Tramiel wanted a military-style name for his new company, and the words General and Admiral were already taken, so Tramiel settled on the word Commodore. The Commodore 64 was released in 1982 and went … Continue Reading “Jack Tramiel, father of the Commodore 64, has died”