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And In the “More ‘Good’ Economic News” Department . . . .

And In the “More ‘Good’ Economic News” Department . . . .

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

New Record: Pound of Ground Beef Tops $4 for First Time It’s up 16.2% in the past year. Five years ago, ground beef averaged $2.134 per pound.  That’s an increase in 5 years of 88.1% – or an annual increase of more than 12.6% a year for five consecutive years.  And of course, we all […]

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Muddled Message

Muddled Message

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The other day, Marty Dempsey told Congress that in his capacity as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, if the situation warranted it, he wouldn’t hesitate to put boots on the ground. I suspect that statement was made to test public opinion on the matter, because we have 300,000,000 opinions to consider when we make […]

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Thursday feel good stories

Thursday feel good stories

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This morning’s first feel good story comes from Ohio; Marlo White, 37, was sleeping on the third floor of his home at about 7:30 a.m. Monday when an adult male broke into the house, said Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Humphries. The noise made during the break-in woke White. He grabbed his gun, went to […]

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You Couldn’t Make This Sh!t Up If You Tried

You Couldn’t Make This Sh!t Up If You Tried

| September 17, 2014 | 20 Comments

I’ll just leave this here.  

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VAOIG “softened” report of vets’ deaths

VAOIG “softened” report of vets’ deaths

| September 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

Last month, I wrote about the Veterans’ Affairs Department Office of the Inspector General’s report after I actually read the thing, and not the media’s translation which benefited the President’s speech to the American Legion Convention on the day of the report’s release. The media told us that the report said that no veternas’ deaths […]

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Terrorist in Rochester, NY indicted

Terrorist in Rochester, NY indicted

| September 17, 2014 | 21 Comments

Ex-PH2 sends us a link to MSN which reports that Mufid Elfgeeh, a 30-year-old living in Rochester, NY was arrested for attempting to give support to ISIS by a Joint Anti-Terrorism Task Force; According to court records, Elfgeeh, beginning last year, tried to help three people – two of whom were cooperating with the FBI […]

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Perry Paden; Another phony SEAL

Perry Paden; Another phony SEAL

| September 17, 2014 | 61 Comments

Scottie sends his latest, this Perry Paden fellow who, of course, claims to be a Navy SEAL. Our buddy, Don Shipley called him yesterday, but when Don told him that he looked a little too old to be in BUD/S class 270 (a few years ago) Perry hung up on him. I don’t blame him […]

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3000 Troops to fight Ebola

3000 Troops to fight Ebola

| September 17, 2014 | 50 Comments

About ten days ago, we wrote about the President’s intention to send US troops to Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic there. A few weeks before that, I speculated that would happen, but I never expected that they’d be sending three thousand troops; The stepped-up U.S. response includes sending 3,000 troops to the region, […]

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