Go West (for Congress)

Remember that Army colonel who got in trouble for firing his gun next to an Iraqi prisoner’s head in order to encourage the prisoner to more fully express himself regarding a potential insurgent ambush? Well, he’s running for congress (the colonel, not the Iraqi, because nowadays, you never know). His name is Allen West, and I know I’ll be pulling More …

Now There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

Video of a space shuttle launch as filmed from a passing passenger jet. Note how fast it gets from ground level to the cruising altitude of the jet and beyond. I think that’s pretty cool, and the guy who shot the video obviously agrees with me.