Not all Norwegian F-16 pilots are doofi

After a Norwegian fighter pilot earned our Doofus Of The Day award yesterday, reader S. K. (himself a former USAF F-16 pilot) e-mailed me with the link to this article. Quick-thinking medical staff in Norway saved a patient’s life by calling in an F-16 fighter jet to whisk life saving medical equipment from one hospital to another, media reports said on Friday. . . . Staff [in Trondheim] contacted the air force on April 4th for help in transporting the equipment – a request that came in just as two F-16 fighter jets were getting ready to take off from

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Moonbats doing their moonbattish thing

It’s hard to describe just how nauseating this is. Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set a new high for hysteria Monday night at an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder. The event was intended to be a forum and discussion about the use of political correctness on campus, but degenerated into a shouting match as protesters sought to drown out the speakers with cries of “hate speech” and, less imaginatively, “**** you.” One of the protesters took it upon herself to pass out literature expressing her concern for the “triggering” event, claiming the speakers

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Looks like Target may be in a spot of bother

As most readers will know by now, political correctness and I don’t exactly get along.  I was outraged by Target Stores’ decision to allow people to use its restrooms based on their gender self-identification, rather than the chromosomal or biological reality.  I’ve said before that I regard such insanity as an open invitation to sex offenders, deviates and the mentally ill to target (you should pardon the expression) the ‘normal’ among us, particularly children. Seems I was right. Here are the top twenty sex crime reports from Target’s stores across the nation. Man Accused of Exposing Himself to 9-Year-Old in

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A series of explosive miscalculations

It’s been an interesting week for aficionados of loud bangs. First off, a Taliban suicide bomber offed himself and a bunch of terrorist colleagues. A Taliban suicide bomber accidentally killed himself and eight fellow militants after triggering his explosives vest by mistake. The jihadist fighters had been ordered to carry out an attack in Kunduz city, Afghanistan, but all died before their got there. However, one of the militants detonated his vest shortly after leaving a Taliban base in Dasht-e-Archi, triggering everyone else’s explosives, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. I wonder if he qualified for his 72 virgins if he

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Doofus Of The Day #903

Today’s award goes to the pilot of a Norwegian Air Force F-16. Two F-16s were taking part in a mock attack on the uninhabited island of Tarva off Norway’s west coast when one of them opened fire with its M61 Vulcan cannon, which is capable of firing up to 100 rounds a second. A hail of bullets hit the tower in the incident, which happened on the night of April 12, but the officers inside were not injured. In a similar incident in 2009, F-16s fired in error on the same tower, with at least one round piercing the structure,

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Fred: The establishment is “Putrefaction most foul”

Fred Reed’s latest column is a masterpiece.  Here’s an excerpt. Donald Trump’s campaign reveals the establishment for what it is, a swamp of corruption  as fetid as those of Latin America. It is better entertainment than Vaudeville. The frantic scramble to rig the primaries, change the rules, and thwart the voters–anything to defend their cozy entanglement of political tapeworms–makes absurd any pretense of democracy. . . . But it does make sense. The Republicans try desperately to ditch the only Republican candidate who could win the Presidency because… Hillary is one of them. Because, as every sentient being has by

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A tank-buster for maritime patrol?

I was surprised to learn of an unusual maritime patrol aircraft currently deployed to the Philippines.  The Washington Post reports: The situation in the South China Sea has grown even more complex over the past week, with A-10 attack planes flying maritime patrols over a coral reef chain known as Scarborough Shoal. It’s less than 150 miles to the west of the Philippines, and considered a site where Beijing may carry out “land reclamation” and continue its military expansion in the region this year, prompting concern from the United States and its partners in the region. The A-10 might seem

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Not your average Starbucks

I’ve been amused by an article in the Telegraph titled ‘Ordering Coffee in Italy:  The 10 Commandments‘.  Here’s an excerpt. I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly passive-aggressive manner concealed, I suspect, deep pools of self-doubt and underground lakes of wounded masculine pride. Vegetarians develop the same nonchalant yet haunted look when travelling in places like Mongolia, where

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