The Michelle Obama public library in Long Beach, California, has presented to children who are part of its young readers program a huge array of diversity and "inclusion" agendas.
In one shot.
It was when Xochi Mochi arrived for a visit.
That made the program pro-LGBTQ.
And drag queen-friendly.
And Satanist-approved, with the character's red-tipped, demon-like horns.
All to read to children for LGBTQ History Month.
The following is a video of another such event, this one in New York. read more
A good buddy of mine and former squadron mate, Dave "Sex" Fravor, has one of the most bizarre aviation stories of all time. It is a story that stretches credibility, so I'll start off by building up Dave's bona fides.
For what it's worth, I know him personally -- very well. We flew A-6s together for a cruise back in the Dark Ages before he matriculated into the Hornet world. He's a funny guy. Smart and sharp witted, with a typical fighter pilot's overestimation of his skills. (He'd read the SHB article and assured me his was way better than anything Nasty could do. I called B.S.pretty standard.) In the air, though, Dave was all business, as professional as it gets.
It's easy to get a sense of who and what he is because his squadron was featured on the 10-part miniseries Carrier that aired on PBS. You get an excellent and accurate impression of him from his screen time as Commanding Officer of VFA-41. read more
Dubai police have announced they will soon have officers buzzing around the skies on Star Wars-style electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour.
GIF: A pilot flies the Hoversurf Scorpion
The Hoversurf Scorpion was unveiled at the Gitex Technology Week conference, Gulf News reported.
The Russian-made craft can fly at a height of five metres and carry a police officer over congested traffic in emergency situations, First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad told Gulf News.
"The bike can also fly without a passenger and can go up to six kilometres," he said.
"It can fly for 25 minutes and can carry up to 300kg of weight at a speed of 70kph." read more
Life is not so different beneath the ocean waves. Bottlenose dolphins use simple tools, orcas call each other by name, and sperm whales talk in local dialects. Many cetaceans live in tight-knit groups and spend a good deal of time at play.
That much scientists know. But in a new study, researchers compiled a list of the rich behaviours spotted in 90 different species of dolphins, whales and porpoises, and found that the bigger the species' brain, the more complex indeed, the more "human-like" their lives are likely to be. read more
Following Monday's bizarre impromptu Rose Garden press conference where President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pretended to like each other and pledged unity in giving their rich friends tax breaks and dismantling the healthcare system the president is actively sabotaging, the two leaders shared a tender moment while leaving the presser and returning to the White House. read more