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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

| July 25, 2014 | 27 Comments

I’ve had a couple of requests for an open thread for the weekend already. Ex-PH2 sends us a basket of fresh vegetables. We tried something different to block some trolls and such and some of our regulars were blocked for a few minutes. If you have the same trouble, it wasn’t meant for you, trust […]

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Israel rejects ceasefire proposal

Israel rejects ceasefire proposal

| July 25, 2014 | 23 Comments

Agency France Press reports that Israel has rejected the temporary ceasefire proposal thrown together by John Kerry today. Kerry’s proposal reportedly involved an initial truce to be followed by negotiations on a final deal by delegations from all the parties. Hamas, the main power in Gaza, previously rejected an initial ceasefire proposal, demanding a full […]

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Master Gunnery Sergeant James Wesley Bolden

Master Gunnery Sergeant James Wesley Bolden

| July 25, 2014 | 66 Comments

You probably remember the picture from a few weekends ago when DeAngelo Williams paid for this fellow’s plane ticket and the picture went viral. We wrote about it here. Our friends at Guardian of Valor got his records and it seems that James Wesley Bolden did serve and he was the rank that he said […]

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The PTSD Made Me Do It

The PTSD Made Me Do It

| July 25, 2014 | 29 Comments

Every day on this site and others  frauds, fakes and phonys are exposed for what they are.   We see them come here and try to explain away the lies and deceit as a misunderstanding or someone carrying out a vendetta and worst of all is when they stick by the lie.  I can honestly […]

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Braley Showing Democrat Presidential Qualities

Braley Showing Democrat Presidential Qualities

| July 25, 2014 | 6 Comments

Iowa congressman Bruce Braley, a 2014 Senate candidate, is demonstrating that he may possess precisely those qualities Democrats seem to find so attractive in their presidents. We’ve known for a while that Braley holds fellow trial lawyers in much higher esteem than America’s farmers. According to a Des Moines Register report back in March: “If […]

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Wassef Ali Hassoun charged

Wassef Ali Hassoun charged

| July 25, 2014 | 18 Comments

The Marine Corps Times reports that Corporal Wassef Ali Hassoun has been charged by the Corps with desertion, destruction of government property, and larceny for the time in 2004 when he was deployed to Iraq as an interpreter and disappeared; At the time, Hassoun’s family claimed he was abducted—a claim that appeared to be corroborated […]

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Senator Walsh’s Ted Kennedy moment

Senator Walsh’s Ted Kennedy moment

| July 25, 2014 | 44 Comments

So we’ve been talking about this scrap of dung, Montana Senator John Walsh who plagiarized his thesis at the Army War College in 2007. But he thinks that he can explain his unscholarly behavior with a unsoldierly excuse, according to the Associated Press; National Democrats said Wednesday they remained “100 percent behind Sen. Walsh” in […]

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Rob Jackson to get Silver Star

Rob Jackson to get Silver Star

| July 25, 2014 | 6 Comments

When Private Rob Jackson was first offered a Silver Star Medal, he refused it because he thought that he was just doing his job when he rushed unarmed into a firefight to treat his fallen brothers, but he’s changed his mind about the action on October 15, 1970. Now he’ll get his medal. From Portland […]

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