Thursday, December 01, 2022

This was not a "near collision" nor was it "too close for comfort"

I don't care what others say, this was not a "near collsion."

The ships were in communication and agreed to a starboard to starboard passiing.

Both ships were under control.

Both ships manuevered properly on their agreed plan.

Visibility was excellent.

Calling this anything except routine operations by professionals is an extreme exaggeration.

Calm down.

Two Navy ships just got too close for comfort in San Diego Bay

Thursday, November 24, 2022


In our hectic lives, is it not a good idea to have a day on which to be thankful for all the blessings you have and to wish for others to have their own good things?

No one is harmed when you are thankful for the new child or grandchild or for friends or the shelter above your head or for a year of life - or for the memories of those who may have left us - leaving us with those rememberances of smiles, words of wisdom and love.

Not only is no one harmed, but your own life is enriched by being thankful for such things.

In short, have a most Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Friday Film on Sunday - THE F2H-2 BANSHEE AIRCRAFT SYSTEM (1953)

Sometimes Sunday IS Old Radio Day - Red Skelton Thanksgiving November 1941

A little pre-WWII nostalgia.

On Midrats 20 November 2022 - Episode 640: Pre-Thanksgiving Maritime and Natsec Feast

Please join us at 5pm ET on 20 November 2022 for Midrats Episode 640: Pre-Thanksgiving Maritime and Natsec Feast

What do you need to know to make sure you have all the right talking points around the Thanksgiving table?

If someone brings up the Navy, China, Ukraine, inflation, or supply chain issues - well, we know Midrats regulars are already up to speed - but now's your opportunity to make sure all your talking points are up to date!

No guests, no set agenda, just open phones, open minds, and open chat room for those who are with us live.

Don't be stuck talking about twitter or Taylor Swift this Thanksgiving!

If you do miss the show live, you can pick up this episode and others and add Midrats to your podcast list simply by going to you use Apple Podcasts here. Or on Spreaker. Or on Spotify.