Monday, May 26, 2008


A minor brouhaha erupted in the blog-verse when someone posted an attack on John Ringo, a Mil Sci-Fi author whom I admire. Here is a guy who can type 1,000 words an hour and can think them orders of magnitude faster. He has several dozen titles in print through Baen and more seem to be on the way.

Anyway the first blogger was apparently pretty vicious in displaying his dislike for one of John’s series. I don’t know whether the person was a liberal, but I’ll bet you Swiss Credits to greasy Chin chopsticks (as Puss would say) that he/she/it was. John is a guy who would not only help you bury your bodies but also show you the best place to do it; however he is not liked among the Quiche Crowd or by the pink team – thus the reason for my surmise. This initial nastiness was followed by another blogger defending John, but in a back-handed way and that person is the origin of the phrase, “OH JOHN RINGO NO!”

Go to for the rest of the story about John’s class way of handling this. Note also that Captain Tamara Long, USAF was married, and had a child. Her married name was Long-Archuleta. She died in 2003 in Afghanistan when her chopper crashed on a mission to medi-evac two Afghani girls.

Tamara showed her class as well…


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess it runs in the family, eh?

Nice sight, Jack!


July 2, 2008 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

It runs in our family only because the Sheriff is close behind... :)


July 4, 2008 at 10:28 AM  
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June 18, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Anonymous HowardNYC said...

FYI: wikipedia has no entry for

Captain Tamara Long-Archuleta

...perhaps J.R. could draft something? ...her unit mates?

May 5, 2011 at 6:01 PM  

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