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Weekend open thread

Weekend open thread

| December 19, 2014 | 12 Comments

Ex-PH2 asked for an open thread and she says that if you have spaces in your prayer list, send one out to Sparks this weekend. He’s fine, but he’s laid up for a few days. Don Shipley wants to have a photoshop contest using Bernath and Wittgenfeld as subjects. It’s all satire though. Send me […]

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Handwringers askeered of new Orlando attraction

Handwringers askeered of new Orlando attraction

| December 19, 2014 | 22 Comments

Todd sends us a link to the Orlando’s WTSP about a new attraction opening tomorrow in Orlando called Machine Gun America; The 13,000-square-foot facility sits directly across from Kissimmee’s Old Town attraction which is a nostalgic tourist mecca aimed at family fun. But instead of roller coasters and go carts, Machine Gun America offers live […]

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A thousand paratroopers headed for Iraq next month

A thousand paratroopers headed for Iraq next month

| December 19, 2014 | 19 Comments

OK, my timing was off a hair, but my prediction that the 82nd Airborne Division would send a brigade to Iraq is closer to realization, according to Stars & Stripes; The soldiers from the 82nd’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., will begin to deploy in late January to train, advise and […]

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Making the CAB retroactive to WWII

Making the CAB retroactive to WWII

| December 19, 2014 | 34 Comments

Military.com reports that legislation in Congress may make the award of Combat Action Badge retroactive to soldiers serving as long ago as the Second World War; The Combat Action Badge, authorized for soldiers in combat who are not eligible for the Combat Infantryman Badge or Combat Medical Badge, was established in 2005 to recognize that […]

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6th Circuit lifts part of federal gun law

6th Circuit lifts part of federal gun law

| December 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

Clifford Charles Tyler, now 73-years-old, had emotional problems in 1986 following a divorce and the court ordered him to get treatment. He complied and was released from treatment a month later. Fast-forward 28 years and he’s not allowed to buy a firearm because of that one month out of his life. So he took it […]

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Yer Friday Funny:  Bombing the Crap Out of the Enemy

Yer Friday Funny: Bombing the Crap Out of the Enemy

| December 19, 2014 | 14 Comments

We hear that phrase from time to time.  But it’s rarely done in practice. However, check out this little gem from Vietnam:   Yes, that is EXACTLY what you think it is slung under the wing of that aircraft (an A-1H belonging to the US Navy’s VA-25).  For the details, check out this story about VA-25 in […]

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A foolproof degree plan

A foolproof degree plan

| December 19, 2014 | 21 Comments

Once again a liberal academic has gone off the rails and made it clear to the world that she hates Republicans with this published pronouncement: I hate Republicans, I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions […]

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Raymond Harper; phony Vietnam Marine vet/POW

Raymond Harper; phony Vietnam Marine vet/POW

| December 19, 2014 | 28 Comments

Scotty sends us his work on this Ray Harper fellow who claims that he was a Marine and a POW in Vietnam. He tells his church group this fascinating story about how he found Jesus in a bamboo cage; Well DPMO, disagrees that he was a POW. There are two Harpers listed as Vietnam POWs, […]

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