Tin-Foil Hatters On The Loose!
Not much sub news today, so I'll cover my second favorite topic, as mentioned in my vision statement: general foolishness that deserves to be mocked and belittled. As you may know, the easiest place to go on the web to watch idiots in tin-foil hats is the Democratic Underground. Today, they've got quite a discussion going on what really happened to TWA Flight 800. This is a little sub-related, in that some of the wackier theories running around the net are that an American submarine shot down the airliner, or that USS Trepang witnessed it; being that New London Submarine Base is the closest ship homeport to the site of the downing, I guess that makes about as much sense as anything. The Navy probably didn't help matters by claiming at one point that no Navy units were within 185 miles of the crash, when in fact the Sub Base is closer than that. (Couldn't find the link to the actual statement, but I remember it at the time, and here's a moonbat site that brings it up.) The thing that gets me is that people will actually think that the entire crew of a Navy warship would keep quiet about it if they did shoot it down, or the Navy would "indimidate" all the witnesses. Anyway, the DU thread might provide you with a few minutes of wonder and bemusement at the gullibility of your fellow humans.