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Charles Rood; phony SEAL in WV

Charles Rood; phony SEAL in WV

| August 22, 2014 | 6 Comments

Don Shipley sends us a link to the Huntington, WV Herald Dispatch which tells the tale of local resident Charles Rood; He really enjoyed working for Jim Tweel, owner of Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti Restaurant, but decided to join the U.S. Navy in December of 1959 and, this is where his story really begins to […]

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Holder to investigate Foley murder

Holder to investigate Foley murder

| August 22, 2014 | 28 Comments

Fox News reports that Eric Holder, the Attorney General, has announced that he’s going to lunch an investigation into the beheading of journalist James Foley. “This is more nonsense,” Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., an Iraq war veteran, said in a statement to FoxNews.com. “What’s most aggravating is that either in Foley’s situation, or the other […]

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Pentagon guidance on ice bucket challenge

Pentagon guidance on ice bucket challenge

| August 22, 2014 | 18 Comments

Apparently, there are too many lawyers at the Pentagon who are not engaged in rewriting the rules of engagement every minute of every day for the troops who are involved with fighting the war against terror, so some of them got together and wrote rules of engagement for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. From the […]

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Hagel: IS is bigger threat than AQ

Hagel: IS is bigger threat than AQ

| August 22, 2014 | 32 Comments

Secretary of Defense Chuck Obvious told the Pentagon press that ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State is more dangerous than al Qaeda ever was according to Stars & Stripes, that was in case no noticed that al Qaeda never had an army with tanks and jeeps and stuff. The Islamic State, which has taken over much of Iraq since […]

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Keith Duffner saving the day

Keith Duffner saving the day

| August 22, 2014 | 17 Comments

Jerry sends us a link from a local news station in Las Vegas about Keith Duffner who came to the rescue of Taylor Morris who had left his legs in Afghanistan. After going through security, he fell and twisted one of his prosthetic legs, making it hard for him to get around. Morris couldn’t fix […]

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34 Kicked Out For Cheating at Prototype

34 Kicked Out For Cheating at Prototype

| August 21, 2014 | 19 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 | 20 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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