Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday News & Notes: Class Crests & Other Stories...

Good morning, everyone!  Welcome to daylight savings time!

I love DST.  It's so much easier to get to evening workouts when the sun is still up.

So.  It's not quite 8:30 am, and already we're having a good day.  Let's get to it.

Not an unexpected result, perhaps, but a welcome one.  The Patriot League all-time leading scorer and her teammates close out their careers as champions.  That ain't a bad way to go.

Minato looks like a shoe-in for the Army Sports Hall of Fame (yes, I am totally jealous), and maybe she will at some point play in the WNBA, but next up, she's got to spend some time in uniform.  I've no idea what Minato branched, but I'd be very surprised to learn that a career as an Army officer is less lucrative than a WNBA contract for all but the highest-paid stars.

This is a welcome return to a traditional design sense after several years of what can only be described as more "creative" approaches.

By way of comparison:

Nicknamed the "Ennui Eagle", Class of 2018 went to a rare heights in crest design.
The globe has been a common theme recently.
Class of 2016 broke the mold!  This is wholly unlike anything that's
ever been on a USMA class crest, and honestly, I really want to see
what it looks like on a ring.
Class of 1995
If you've been following this class crest thing, then you may know that my class, the Class of 1995, was the first to "break the mold".  The double eagles were quite controversial back in the day, but they have perfectly represented our class in the years since.  Depending on your point of view, they are either "War" and "Peace", representing service in- and out-of-uniform, or they are "Iraq" and "Afghanistan", representing the wars our class has fought.

I don't know what happens next, but my guess is that Rubio doesn't want to be remembered for being on the wrong side of history.  If he splits from the Party and Trump wins, he's screwed, but if he splits, and Trump gets walloped, he'll be in a much better position going forward.

Yeah, yeah.  Washington, DC, is the only place in America where there is a strong majority of old-time, big-government Republicans.

This is the main problem of having a command-economy based on cheap labor.  America would have this problem, too, if we kept manufacturing stuff after the markets for it had dried up.

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