Saturday, September 16, 2006

Guns For Sale!

Apparently the gun laws in the UK aren't as tough as the NRA says.



Friday, September 15, 2006

Girl Friday, 15 SEP 06

Raquel Gibson, swimsuit model and Playboy Playmate is the "Girl Friday" for 15 SEP...have a super weekend.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Light Posting Ahead

IN the next few weeks, I doubt I will be posting very much. My unit is in the final stages in preparation for movement to the combat zone.

I will post when I can, and will resume a normal schedule when able...but don't be surprised if I go a few days here and there without posting.

Girl Friday will be here tomorrow, but I can't guarantee too much beyond that.

I'm Outlaw 13 and I've approved this message!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More Speed and Angles

I got this via e-mail yesterday. For anyone who enjoyed some of the other products these guys have produced so far, check out the link below. Pretty good stuff.

As a Speed and Angels devotee, we're giving you early, exclusive access to a new
clip from the film. No one has this yet - only our dedicated fans get to see this
now. Copy this URL to your browser to see the clip:

Because we're an independent film, fans like you make a difference on where and when
the film gets screened. Please tell your friends about us and post this or any of
our film clips anywhere on the web--for example, check us out on iFilm's War Zone at If you tell us where you've posted it,
we'll automatically enter you in a drawing for a free DVD of the film and a free
portable DVD player. Copy this URL to your browser to enter:

The film is nearing completion, and we can't wait to show it to you. Please let us
know if you'd like to see Speed and Angels in a theater near you or if you're
interested in reserving a copy of the DVD by filling out the first part of the
"Spread the Word" form at this URL:

Thanks again for all your interest and support!

Peyton Wilson
Director, Speed and Angels

Actually, I think the guy in the clip describes a lot of pilots not just the "fighter" kind.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering 9/11

5 years ago today I was attending a class on how to operate the (then new) FBCB2 equipment that was being fielded to my unit at that time.

One of the instructors entered the classroom and said a plane had it the World Trade Center. Folks paused for a second, mentioning things about an accident, terrorist attacks and a few other things...then we went back to work. A little while later the same instructor came back and said it had happened again. Soon after we went back to our units and began working on our response to this heinous act.

5 years later, there are people like that goofball at Loose Change who claim it was a set-up, the government was in on it and all other sorts of screwy ideas.

Mary Katharine Ham (blogger and hot INTERNET babe) has a great roundup of the "truthers" and the people who put them in their place.

It is beyond me why some people feel the need to try and manufacture conspiracies and plots and refuse to recognize the real enemy for what it is. Once again we are our own worst enemy...and that to me is almost as sad as all the people who were lost this day 5 years ago.



Saturday, September 09, 2006

New Blog.

To follow the adventures of a band of intrepid soldiers as they journey thru the middle east say hello to Task Force Rochambeau

I'm sure it will prove to be quite interesting as they get into theater and start bitching.



Friday, September 08, 2006

Girl Friday, 8 SEP 06

Amy Sue Cooper is the latest "Girl Friday" enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, September 07, 2006


The Official theme song of Task Force Rochambeau. H/T Ace of Spades

Actually the version of this song performed by the Sugarhill Gang (as seen in the movie "Dodgeball") is forever seared into my memory. The last time I deployed to Iraq a DJ (obviously just fired from a local strip joint) played this song and others like it at an insanely high volume in the gym we were waiting for our plane to go to Iraq of the more surreal moments of my life.

Apache jump on it!



Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Rock Band Fumbles War on Terror

Or so says Rolling Stone Magazine.

I mean who else would a Music/Lifestyle magazine be refering to by the name "Bush" than this band...

I mean if they meant President of the United States George W. Bush, wouldn't they have refered to him as "Mr Bush", POTUS or Commander in Chief? And if they do mean the POTUS, you're telling me that GWB all by himself screwed up the GWOT? Nobody else? Just good ole' dumbass evil genius GWB?

Someone needs to tell these people that GWB can't run for a third term.

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TOP GUN in 5 Minutes and Change

Top Gun without the songs and crappy's pretty funny.

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Monday, September 04, 2006

In Honor of Our Friends in the UK

Almost makes me wish I could be in the Brit Army...almost.

A Brit Writes About US


It seems a citizen UK understands a lot about our country that some of our citizens fail to grasp. This should be required reading for all those people who wish to blame this country for everything that is bad in the world...not that it would do any good.

Americans will die for liberty
By Andrew Gimson
(Filed: 11/08/2006)

As we took off from London for New York a few days ago, our three over-excited children asked if there was any chance of the plane being blown up. I explained that the likelihood of that happening was virtually zero, and wondered how we were going to maintain some semblance of order during the flight. One did not wish the sedate American passengers by whom we were surrounded to form the impression that British parents are unable or unwilling to impart the rudiments of good manners.

Luckily, American Airlines had provided a screen on the back of the seat in front of one's own, on which one could watch old movies. There was also a map showing how far we had gone, on which places of interest were marked. It began by showing only two places: London and Chartwell.

The Americans are more old-fashioned than us, and what is equally admirable, they are not ashamed of being old-fashioned. They know Churchill was a great man, so they put his house on the map. There is a kind of Englishman to whom this sort of behaviour seems painfully unsophisticated.

We are inclined, in our snobbish way, to dismiss the Americans as a new and vulgar people, whose civilisation has hardly risen above the level of cowboys and Indians. Yet the United States of America is actually the oldest republic in the world, with a constitution that is one of the noblest works of man. When one strips away the distracting symbols of modernity - motor cars, skyscrapers, space rockets, microchips, junk food - one finds an essentially 18th-century country. While Europe has engaged in the headlong and frankly rather immature pursuit of novelty - how many constitutions have the nations of Europe been through in this time? - the Americans have held to the ideals enunciated more than 200 years ago by their founding fathers.

The sense of entering an older country, and one with a sterner sense of purpose than is found among the flippant and inconstant Europeans, can be enjoyed even before one gets off the plane. On the immigration forms that one has to fill in, one is asked: "Have you ever been arrested or convicted for an offence or crime involving moral turpitude?" Who now would dare to pose such a question in Europe? The very word "turpitude" brings a smile, almost a sneer, to our lips.

The quiet solicitude that Americans show for the comfort of their visitors, and the tact with which they make one feel at home, can only be described as gentlemanly. These graceful manners, so often overlooked by brash European tourists, whisper the last enchantments of an earlier and more dignified age, when liberty was not confused with licence.

But lest these impressions of the United States seem unduly favourable, it should be added that the Americans have not remained in happy possession of their free constitution without cost. Thomas Jefferson warned that the tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots. To the Americans, the idea that freedom and democracy exact a cost in blood is second nature.

We went to the fine new museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, devoted to the American Civil War. It was the bloodiest war in American history. Americans slaughtered Americans in terrible numbers before the North prevailed. You can look up the names of soldiers on a computer, and I found to my slight surprise that a man called Joseph Gimson served on the Union side as a private in the 37th Regiment of Coloured Infantry, and was "severely and dangerously wounded" in the battle of Northeast Station on February 22, 1865.

We stood at Gettysburg, scene of the bloodiest battle of all, on a field covered with memorials to the fallen. Here Abraham Lincoln gave his great and sublimely brief address, ending with the hope "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth".

Again some Europeans will give an unkind smile. All this sounds so Puritan, so naïve and so self-righteous. We cannot help feeling that the Americans ought to have been able to settle their quarrel without killing each other, and, while we cannot defend the institution of slavery, we wonder whether the North had the right to impose its will by force.

These are vain quibbles. The North went to war and was victorious.

The Americans are prepared to use force in pursuit of what they regard as noble aims. It is yet another respect in which they are rather old-fashioned. They are patriots who venerate their nation and their flag...

For the rest of the story and comments from slimy Euros go HERE

al Qaeda Reaches Out and CNN is THERE for them

H/T WuzzaDem

September 02, 2006
al Qaeda Reaches Out, and CNN's Nic Robertson is There

Osama bin Laden's deputy appears in a new video posted on the Internet a short while ago. Nic Robertson joins us now from Islamabad, Pakistan. What do you know about this tape, Nic?

Well, we do know the young American who introduces Ayman el-Zawahiri likes to be known as Azzam the American. He is, in fact, known as Adam Gadahn.

On the tape he says: "This is an invitation to Americans and all non-believers to convert to Islam." He very quickly hands over the message to Ayman el-Zawahiri.

The message from Ayman el-Zawahiri follows on from Gadahn, saying that this is a message to Americans and all other Westerners, an opportunity to convert to Islam.

You know, Fredericka, this might be an effort by al Qaeda to reach out to the West.

For the rest click's worth it.

Sunday, September 03, 2006 me at least.

I just found out that the author of Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein and I share the same birthday...7 July. Obviously I'm a little younger than him (he's dead).

In the off chance that all you know about Starship Troopers is the movie, go out and read the book. Rapped up in a SF story about a war, is philosophy about citizenship, what a person owes their country and leadership. There's a reason why this book is a classic.



Yeah...I'll get right on that.

A man identified as Adam Yehiye Gadahn, an American who the FBI believes attended al-Qaida training camps in Pakistan and served as an al-Qaida translator, speaks during part of a 41-minute video posted on an Islamic militant Web site Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006 - nine days before the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Gadahn is also known as "Azzam the American." The video also showed Al-Qaida's deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri. (AP Photo)

American Appears in New al-Qaida Tape

Sep 2, 11:47 PM (ET)


CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - An American thought to be an al-Qaida activist appeared in a videotape with the terror group's deputy leader Saturday and called on his countrymen to convert to Islam and for U.S. soldiers to switch sides in the Iraq and Afghan wars...

Little is known about Gadahn's role in al-Qaida. A Californian who converted to Islam, he disappeared soon after the Sept. 11 attacks. In 2004, the FBI announced it was seeking Gadahn in connection with possible terrorist threats against the U.S., but adding it did not have information linking him to any specific terror activities.

"You know that if you die as an unbeliever in battle against the Muslims you're going straight to Hell without passing 'Go,'" Gadahn said on the video, addressing American soldiers. "You know you're considered by Bush and his bunch of warmongers as nothing more than expendable cannon fodder ... You know they couldn't care less about your safety and well-being."

"We send a special invitation (to convert to Islam) to all of you fighting Bush's crusader pipe dream in Afghanistan, Iraq and wherever else 'W' has sent you to die. You know the war can't be won," he said, using Bush's nickname.

Gadahn also urged other Americans to convert to Islam.

"It is time for the unbelievers to discard these incoherent and illogical beliefs," he said. "Isn't it the time for the Christians, Jews, Buddhists and atheists to cast off the cloak of the spiritual darkness which enshrouds them and emerge into the light of Islam?"

Gadahn and al-Zawahri appeared in separate parts of the video, which was released by al-Qaida's production wing, As-Sahab. Gadahn spoke with his face uncovered, resembling FBI photos, with his name and nom de guerre - "Azzam the American" - written in titles in Arabic and English next to him. Arabic subtitles translated his comments.

Besides the July 7 video, Gadahn is believed to be a masked figure who appeared in two previous videos not officially from al-Qaida, one given to ABC television in 2004 and another a few days before the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Gee thanks for that export California! What a profoundly disturbed individual. Maybe, someday soon, he and his leaders can check out that paradise they keep talking about.

Bear Cav!

I don't know exactly why this picture was created...but I have to admit soldiers riding bears into combat would scare the crap out of the enemy...not to mention the soldiers. Nice play on words as well.



The League of Disgruntled Majors

If anyone thought that being a wise-ass smart-mouth was the sole dominion of the Warrant Officer, PFC or SPC think extends almost clear to the top.

Please feel free to visit The League of Disgruntled Majors for a taste of field grade sarcasm.



Friday, September 01, 2006

The World Has Officially Gone Insane

You may have heard about the story where a Aussie schoolboy invited Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins to a dance. Which she accepted and then switched up to a lunch date.

Jennifer Hawkins

Well, another lad in Australia has hit the jackpot as well. Miss Australia, Erin McNaught has consented to escort Sydney schoolboy Jordan Avramides to the prom.

Erin Mcnaught

All I can say is WTF?!?

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Oliver Stone Proves Once Again That's He's Still an Idiot

Filmmaker OLIVER STONE has hit out at the US movie industry, accusing Hollywood of promoting war. Stone claims movies PEARL HARBOR and BLACK HAWK DOWN "worshiped the machinery of war" and glamorized conflicts involving America.

Apparently Mr. Stone has never seen Black Hawk Down.



O2 Thief Turns Himself In

At least he did something right...otherwise he's a waste of space and deserves his impending trip to the grey bar motel.

AWOL Soldier Surrenders After 19 Months
He Seeks Help at War Protester's Texas Encampment

KILLEEN, Texas (Sept. 1) - A year and a half after going AWOL before his second deployment to Iraq, a soldier surrendered at Fort Hood on Thursday with a dozen war protesters by his side...



I Remember When...

MTV was OK.
If you need any illustration as to what is wrong with music in general and MTV in particular, I give you this:

(AP) British rapper Lady Sovereign poses during the MTV Video Music Awards Forum at Radio City Music...

A white girl from the UK who calls herself "Lady Sovereign" and is a rapper?!? WTF?!?

The former Music Television channel now reality teen angst contrived domestic situation television held it's annual music award show, hosted by Jack Black...doesn't that just make you WANT to tune in?

Nice review of same said show HERE.

Suffice to say that any awards show that is supposed to be "hip", "cool", "dope" or whatever kind of buzz word you choose to use, is not even close when Algore appears to talk about global warming.



September's First Girl Friday

Playboy "Cybergirl of the Year" Monica Leigh makes a return visit as "Girl Friday'. Have a great holiday weekend...the last long weekend for some of us, for quite some time.

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