Category Archives: History

Rule 5: Girls with guns

“775 confirmed kills in one picture, 1945. (Female snipers of the 3rd Shock Army, 1st Belorussian Front)”—via Marina Amaral on Twitter

Chernobyl: More fic than fac

The HBO series, which recently ended at five episodes, plays mighty loose with the facts, according to Forbes enviro writer Michael Shellenberger.

No Soviet helicopter crashed flying over the burning reactor; the firefighter’s wife losing her baby because it absorbed the radiation meant for her never happened nor could it; most of the firefighters survived; and the danger of exposure to radioactive bodies is minimal.

So, if we can believe this critique, the HBO series employed massive amounts of dramatization, i.e. lies. Midnight in Chernobyl is much better, if far less sensational.

Not to be outdone, the Putin government’s Cultural Ministry has set out to televise “the tale of a heroic KGB agent trying to thwart a supposed CIA sabotage plot” at Chernobyl.

Yeah, that’ll show ’em. Combating lies with more lies.

Via Forbes & PJMedia

Snubnose still popular

“But, in this day of semi-automatic pistols, it is wise not to overlook the tried-and-true snubnose revolver. They’ve been around for a long time and that is simply due to the fact they meet the defensive needs of a lot of folks.”

Now, if they just can get the aim-interfering, double-action trigger fixed, please?

Via Shooting Illustrated

Same guns, different owners

“Given the same ubiquity of guns, wouldn’t the most productive question be what, if anything, has changed since the 1960s and ’70s? Of course it would. And a great deal has changed. America is much more ethnically diverse, much less religious. Boys have far fewer male role models in their lives. Fewer men marry, and normal boy behavior is largely held in contempt by their feminist teachers, principals and therapists. Do any or all of those factors matter more than the availability of guns?”

And although the Virginia Beach killer was a black man, most of the killers have been and continue to be white men. There’s a question right there.

Via PJMedia

MLK’s turn in the barrel

We knew of MLK’s infidelities back in the 70s. We didn’t know the half of it.

“A huge archive of documents recently released from Federal Bureau of Investigation files exposes in detail King’s extramarital sexual activities with dozens of women as he traveled the country campaigning against racial inequality…

“Another FBI summary identifies a long-term Los Angeles-based girlfriend of King who was said to have given birth to a baby girl. “The child resembles King to a great degree and King contributes to the support of this child,” the summary says. Both mother and child are still alive but declined to speak…”

Of course, to take all this at face value, you have to trust Fart, Barf & Itch. And who trusts them anymore?

Via Power Line Blog

Bad deals

While Dims prattle on about the Green “New Deal,” they’re conveniently forgetting a UCLA study that found the old New Deal prolonged the Great Depression by almost a decade.

“The downturn of 1937-38 was preceded by large [federally-mandated] wage hikes that pushed wages well above their NIRA levels, following the Supreme Court’s 1937 decision that upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act. These wage hikes led to further job loss, particularly in manufacturing…Our research indicates that New Deal labor and industrial policies prolonged the Depression by seven years.”

An enacted Green New Deal is likely to start one. Not that the Dims or their stenographers in the media care, so long as the graft is good.

Via WSJ

If there were a draft…

“Later this year, someone born after 9/11/2001 will be old enough to serve in Afghanistan.” —Stephan Green at Instapundit.

The Forever War.