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34 Kicked Out For Cheating at Prototype

34 Kicked Out For Cheating at Prototype

| August 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Today we learned from Fox News that 34 people have been separated from the Navy for cheating on qualification tests at the Charleston, South Carolina prototype training site: The number of accused and the duration of cheating are greater than was known when the Navy announced in February that it had discovered cheating on qualification […]

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GAO: Bergdahl rescue was illegal

GAO: Bergdahl rescue was illegal

| August 21, 2014 | 16 Comments

Auntie Brat sends us a link to a Fox News story which reports that those vile right wingers at the Government Accountability Office who have determined that the rescue of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was accomplished in contradiction of the law that governs those kinds of things; The Government Accountability Office, in a legal opinion issued […]

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“What This Country Needs Is a Really Good . . . . “

“What This Country Needs Is a Really Good . . . . “

| August 21, 2014 | 21 Comments

. . . thousand dollar cigar?!!?? No?  Well, someone famous might disagree. Maker of world’s most expensive cigars says Bill Clinton a client I have to say that this seems somehow . . . apropos.  After all:  the man has some  experience with cigars that ended up being very expensive. I couldn’t make this sh*t […]

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Meanwhile, In the “Government Transparency” Department . . .

Meanwhile, In the “Government Transparency” Department . . .

| August 21, 2014 | 13 Comments

. . . we have the following two “inconvenient truths”: We all remember just how “wonderfully” the rollout of the Federal ObamaCare website went. Because of this debacle – and fears concerning system security because of the poor initial implementation of that website – the AP made a FOIA request for documentation regarding the website’s […]

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Just What Is an Unarmed Man?

Just What Is an Unarmed Man?

| August 21, 2014 | 61 Comments

Much of black America and the liberal media are making a huge issue of the Ferguson shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. We are being treated to endless live reports of rioting and looting, some of them detailing inflows of black and leftist agitators from around the country to keep […]

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Larry Sims; Part II

Larry Sims; Part II

| August 21, 2014 | 36 Comments

You might remember Larry Sims, a fellow who pretended to be a captain in the 101st Airborne Division with three deployments to the War Against Terror when in actuality he had five weeks in basic training before he was booted back in the 90s. Well, it seemed that he had also embellished his college education, […]

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Happy Birthday, Old Friend

Happy Birthday, Old Friend

| August 21, 2014 | 70 Comments

This Saturday will be an old friend’s 60th birthday. On 23 August 1954, the Lockheed C-130 made its first flight. It’s not the US military aircraft with the longest operational history. That honor goes to the B-52, which first flew on 15 April 1952 and entered operational service on 29 June 1955 (the C-130 entered […]

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More boots on the ground in Iraq

More boots on the ground in Iraq

| August 21, 2014 | 15 Comments

Pinto Nag sends us a link from MSN which announces that the President is considering sending more troops to Iraq; According to a senior U.S. official, the number of additional troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders. Officials said that the forces, […]

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