The War Scooter

The War Scooter
The War Scooter- Vespa 150 TAP

Yes, it’s quite true; truth is stranger, more fucked up, and funnier than fiction. The above is a case in point. I saw this image and thought it was a mock-up meant as sarcastic humor. But I was wrong! This “War Scooter” isn’t/wasn’t a joke or something crafted out of a sense of the absurd. No. This is the Vespa 150 TAP. It’s a militarized 150cc Vespa VB1T scooter that was mounted with a M20 75mm recoilless rifle and used by French paratroopers in the 1950s.

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Palestine 1977

Palestine 1977
Palestine 1977 – A Lie Then, A Lie Now

Just a brief bit of history to remind people – and Democrats and Muslims – that the myth of Palestine and Palestinian people has been around for a while, and no Arab leader has ever, even when it power in the area, created a nation called Palestine. The closest to Palestine that ever existed was the 2nd Century AD Roman name for the entire region, Syria Palaestina.

There was never any real attempt to provide the “Palestinians” with a nation to call their own. If there had been, or even any compassion from other Arab types, there would be 1.5 million or more “Palestinians” living in 58 UN-recognized Palestine refugee camps in: Jordan, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. And they certainly wouldn’t be on their 3rd generation in the those camps.

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Happy Twelfth Night

Happy Twelfth Night

An interesting historical fact is that tonight, Twelfth Night, was the crescendo of Christmastide. Christmas itself was – until the rise of Protestantism and, later, Cromwell and his Roundheads – the beginning of the season and Twelfth Night the culmination of it and the biggest party night. πŸ˜‰

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Historically Bad Ideas

Historically Bad Ideas
Historically Bad Ideas

Man is creative and quite inventive. Sadly but not in the least surprisingly, this means that our history is litter with bad ideas and inventions. Just consider: Communism, Socialism, the Warm Body Franchise, and #Equity – and, to a lesser extent, things like a gunpowder-powered, explosive alarm clock. πŸ˜‰

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Them Old Time Cartoons

Them Old Time Cartoons

Ah, them old time cartoons and how many of us wax nostalgic over them. Speed Racer from the mid-to-1960s (though aired for years after in syndication, if I remember rightly), and Thundercats from the latter half of the 1980s. Good times, though hardly halcyon days, good memories, and fine viewing. πŸ˜‰

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