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LTC Ernst emerges as front runner in Iowa Senate race

LTC Ernst emerges as front runner in Iowa Senate race

| April 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

Country Singer sends us a link to the Free Beacon which claims that Iraq War veteran and current battalion commander of the Iowa National Guard’s 185th CSSB, Lieutenant Colonel Joni Ernst has emerged as the front runner for the seat of phony Vietnam veteran Senator Tom Harkin; Ernst has 25 percent support among likely primary […]

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Phonies I have known

Phonies I have known

| April 17, 2014 | 25 Comments

TSO and I were having a conversation the other day about the phonies I’ve chatted with over the years and I thought maybe some of those discussions might be of interest to some of you. For example, there was Bob King, known as “Spooky 8″, he wrote a book about his adventures by that title […]

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Inflation:  It’s Not Just for Beef Any More

Inflation: It’s Not Just for Beef Any More

| April 17, 2014 | 12 Comments

The other day, I wrote about the rise in beef prices.  Beef is at a 27 year high. Here are a few other things found in many people’s grocery basket (well, in normal people’s grocery basket; PETA members might not have them in theirs):  pork, shrimp, eggs.  How have they fared since Feb 2009, you […]

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Thomas Jefferson Allen; medic embellisher

Thomas Jefferson Allen; medic embellisher

| April 17, 2014 | 56 Comments

Someone sent us Thomas Jefferson Allen III, who was a medic in the Army Army Reserve who was called to active service twice, according to his FOIA. As you can see in the picture above, he wears a Purple Heart and either a Combat Action Badge or Combat Medic Badge, it’s difficult for me to […]

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Thursday morning feel good story

Thursday morning feel good story

| April 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

Chief Tango sends us another feel good story from Flint, Michigan, where another elder man had to defend himself from a thug; Officers say the homeowner, a 72-year-old Flint man, woke to find four suspects in his home. The homeowner retrieved his gun and fired at the suspects, striking and killing one. It appears the […]

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Duane “Dina” Boyer; another phony in more ways than one

Duane “Dina” Boyer; another phony in more ways than one

| April 16, 2014 | 117 Comments

A few weeks ago, someone sent me some stuff on this Boyer person who was claiming to be a Navy Cross recipient as well as some stuff about being in Beirut during the bombing and taking part in rescue of the fallen Marines. Of course, research was made more difficult by the fact that Duane […]

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The Duffel Blog gets another one

The Duffel Blog gets another one

| April 16, 2014 | 18 Comments

Actually, this is the reason that I quit sourcing blogs, especially when it comes to the gun discussion and when it comes to veterans. People are getting sloppy and it takes too much of my time to check their facts. But, some place called Political Ears picked up on a satirical piece at our friends, […]

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NATO beefs up forces near Ukraine

NATO beefs up forces near Ukraine

| April 16, 2014 | 11 Comments

In the Stars & Stripes, it’s reported that NATO is letting the world know that after weeks of diddling, they’re deploying more forces to the area around the eastern Ukraine. “We will have more planes in the air, more ships on the water, and more readiness on the land,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told […]

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