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Trump picks McMaster for national security adviser

Trump picks McMaster for national security adviser

| February 20, 2017 | 32 Comments

The President has selected Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster to be his national security adviser. For those of you not familiar with McMaster, I’d have to ask you “where have you been for the last 26 years?” From Wiki; During the Gulf War in 1991 he was a captain commanding Eagle Troop of the 2nd […]

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New Commissary Shopper Savings Plan Released

New Commissary Shopper Savings Plan Released

| February 20, 2017 | 23 Comments

Anytime Congress Critters go mucking about in my hard-earned benefits, I’m paying attention. The new retirement options don’t affect me, but I am a frequent flyer at the local base’s Exchange and Commissary. The Commissary’s pricing scheme now is cost +5% to pay for expenses incurred, but that may soon change. A new “variable pricing” […]

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Opioid theft at the VA

Opioid theft at the VA

| February 20, 2017 | 10 Comments

The Associated Press reports that VA medical and hospital administrative personnel are facing scrutiny because some controlled substances from Veteran facilities are ending up on the street rather than being used for the treatment of the nation’s military veterans; It’s not clear if the problem is worse at the VA than at private facilities, where […]

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So what happened in Sweden?

So what happened in Sweden?

| February 20, 2017 | 46 Comments

Saturday night, President Trump made a sideways reference to an incident in Sweden which would illustrate justification for his immigration policy. From The Hill; “When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden!” he said during the rally. “Who would believe this? Sweden! They […]

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Highway Thoughts

Highway Thoughts

| February 20, 2017 | 37 Comments

Some observations from a few weeks spent largely on the road. • The United States is freaking huge. (Duh!) But you don’t really understand how huge this country is until you travel by road. • 70+ F is definitely preferable to 30 F. • No part of the country is free of oblivious and/or idiot […]

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Rand Paul; we dodged a John McCain bullet

Rand Paul; we dodged a John McCain bullet

| February 20, 2017 | 23 Comments

Republican Senator Rand Paul told ABC News that the country is “lucky” that John McCain isn’t president; “Everything that he says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he has got running with President Trump [over foreign policy], and it should be taken with a grain of salt because John McCain is […]

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Vietnam MoH awardees challenge Blumenthal

Vietnam MoH awardees challenge Blumenthal

| February 20, 2017 | 24 Comments

Fourteen Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War have signed a letter challenging and rebuking Connecticut’s pathetic Stolen Valor Senator, Richard Blumenthal for his hypocrisy on opposing Supreme Court nominee, Neal Gorsuch. Their lengthy letter included this charge: Valor is too uncommon a commodity, and too precious a virtue, to be stolen by those […]

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Monday morning feel good stories

Monday morning feel good stories

| February 20, 2017 | 6 Comments

In Jacksonville, Florida; Officers responding to a report of someone shot went to the home about 11:30 p.m. The owner reported shooting at a person found inside the home, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the stomach several blocks from the home. He was taken to […]

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