Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lex’s Mishap – Preliminary Report Now Available

Here.  Yes, it is now July and this report seems later than most we see.  Please understand that this is a complex case as regards who does what, when.  It was an aircraft owned by a corporation, performing contract work for the government as a “civil public aircraft operation,” for the Navy, and the mishap occurred on Navy (DOD) property.  This is a far cry from an airliner that may skid off a snow-covered runway, or a small, piston-engine aircraft that loses an engine and manages to make it to land in a farmer’s field.

Those of you who have skin the game, either directly, emotionally or through some connection or another, all I can counsel is patience.  I can tell you that the people involved in this one all want to do it the right way.  To honor Lex’s legacy. And because they care.

Hard link here:



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Originally published on July 27th, 2010.

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by | July 27, 2012 · 3:08 am

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start. Your. Engines

Lady Michelle is here in London! She’s clearly been able to evade the Olympic Village security. Live on BBC TV news just ten minutes ago giving team USA the attaboy/girl/etc.

I’ve added a link, here, which gives a technical and statistical breakdown of the first weeks events. If you’re not taken to the official Olympic website for the facts and figures, please don’t blame me.



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Flash Mobs

Originally published July 26th, 2010.


by | July 26, 2012 · 3:10 am

London Olympics – 24 hours to go (but the football has already kicked off)

Keeping my Lexican pals bang up to date on the progress of the London Olympics. Get the latest, blow by ugly blow account over at my place.




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An Unpleasant Person

Originally published July 25th, 2009.


by | July 25, 2012 · 3:32 am

Mid-day Brain Candy Break

Over at one of my business sites, I shamelessly plug guys and gals doing the dirt…Phighter Pilots mostly, but including some of those other guys, too!

Mid-day Brain Candy Break

Kinda pleased with the result, if I say so myself. 😉

Note: No liberals were hurt in the making of this post.

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Big Victory

Originally published July 24, 2011.


by | July 24, 2012 · 3:02 am

Among The Joshua Trees

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel in space, has died at 61

Sad news this day. So very sad, indeed.

Sally Ride had the Right Stuff as far as I am concerned.

I was not aware she had pancreatic cancer.

Still reaching for the stars…………………

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With a tip of the hat to Virgil Xenophon, who sent me this link * to a recent tribute to our Beloved Lex.

…I happened upon the blog about four years ago while looking for something to occupy my time while working in SandyTown. I’m not sure what the original search parameters were that landed me on his page, and truthfully, I’m not sure why I stayed. The acronyms and military jargon was thick, and it seemed like everyone knew everyone else. I lurked for about four months before I worked up the courage to comment on something Lex had posted, and I’m glad I did. My perspective was not well-received in some quarters, and Lex took the time to send me a private message encouraging me to post more. He explained some of the finer points of posting on his site, and I took his advice and waded in on more than one occasion. Several other posters were supportive, and I stopped feeling like I was tearing a hole in the universe if I took an alternate tack to what appeared to be the prevailing opinion….

Go, read the whole thing.  It’s not long and it’s truly beautiful.  The writer is DaisyMae – someone who used to comment on The Mothership for a few years.  The blog is Aston Martins and Cat Spit.

Go – read what DaisyMae has to say about Lex.  It will likely sound very familiar to you – it’s what we all felt about him.

** 07-10-18 Alas. DaisyMae’s blog seems to have disappeared – Ed. 


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