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A Diaper Defense

A Diaper Defense

| July 31, 2014 | 14 Comments

First let me take a few paragraphs to clear the decks for those of you who will read the following and perhaps brand me an insensitive monster. I left Vietnam in 1966 with symptoms of PTSD even though at that time there was no such diagnosis; that entire concept and concern would come later, years […]

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So, What Do Montana Teachers Have to Say About Plagiarism?

So, What Do Montana Teachers Have to Say About Plagiarism?

| July 31, 2014 | 20 Comments

They’re obviously against it, right?  I mean, it’s one of Academia’s cardinal sins. So they must be aghast at the prospect of a plagiarist being elected to the US Senate, right? Not so fast.  According to Eric Fever, president of the Montana Education Association-Montana Federation of Teachers, it’s no big deal: Husband, father, soldier, straight talking, […]

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Army War College will judge Walsh

Army War College will judge Walsh

| July 31, 2014 | 17 Comments

Yesterday, we repeated the Associated Press article that reported the Department of Defense had claimed jurisdiction over the investigation into the plagiarism case involving Montana Senator John Walsh and his thesis at the Army War College. It seems that the DoD has walked back their involvement, according to another Associated Press article in Stars & […]

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Ventura/Janos not done?

Ventura/Janos not done?

| July 31, 2014 | 38 Comments

I was perfectly happy to let the Janos v. Kyle story die, but according to the Washington Times, little Jimmy Janos might not be done suing people; When asked about his next moves, Mr. Ventura suggested more legal action could be on the way. He said his upcoming plans are to “visit HarperCollins” for publishing […]

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Michael W. Murphy; phony wounded warrior

Michael W. Murphy; phony wounded warrior

| July 31, 2014 | 53 Comments

From Scotty comes this dude Michael William Murphy who told the local reporter that he had been in Fallujah with the 25th Infantry Division; Murphy spent five years in the Army, including a tour in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2007-08 with the 25th Infantry Division. He works for a facilities maintenance company now. According to Scotty, […]

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House passes compromise Vet bill

House passes compromise Vet bill

| July 31, 2014 | 8 Comments

The House voted 420-5 to pass a compromise bill on veterans’ care. I don’t know how much good it will do since all it does is throw $17 billion at the problem and make it easier for the new VA Secretary to fire department executives, according to the Washington Times; Lawmakers approved the plan to […]

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Bloomberg ad sends opposite message

Bloomberg ad sends opposite message

| July 31, 2014 | 40 Comments

The Bloomberg group Everytown for Gun Safety made this video to make the issue of restricting domestic violence about guns, but it seems to have the opposite effect. A woman is being stalked by her ex-whatever so she calls the police and before the police arrive, he takes the child and shoots the woman. From […]

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Thursday feel good story

Thursday feel good story

| July 31, 2014 | 5 Comments

Chief Tango sends us our feel good story for this morning. This time it’s from Illinois; A customer was pistol-whipped during the robbery, and she and two employees got out as a police officer was arriving, after he was flagged down by several witnesses. The officer saw the robber running out the back, carrying a […]

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