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We’ve Come To This

January 25, 2017

ow far have we sunk? From the Founding Fathers to the whiny man-child is an incredible stretch. The differences beggar the imagination.

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They Shoot People, Don’t They?

April 19, 2014

he patsies of the gun manufacturers, largely superposable with the members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), have substituted firearms for their genitalia and gun lobbyists’ cant for thinking. They consider their right to their manufactured machismo more important than the lives of tens of thousands of men, women and kindergarteners. They are too intellectually […]

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You Are The Enemy

January 29, 2012

es, you. You are the enemy. Actually, it’s not you. It’s nothing personal. It’s your attempts to exercize those Constitutional rights you used to have. With me, it is personal. I was once a commissioner of police. One of my grandfathers was a sheriff; the other was a chief of police. In tracing my ancestry […]

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All Fall Down

February 17, 2011

President Eisenhower, in his farewell address, warned us of the dangers of the military-industrial complex. Was he right? The US spends more on “defense” than all other countries combined. According to official reports from 2003 and 2005, we have 737 military bases in 63 countries outside of the US and its territories. This is intentionally […]

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Not The People’s Favorite

February 13, 2011

There has been a joke circulating through Egypt. His advisers tell Mubarak that he needs to draft a farewell and goodbye speech to the people. Naturally, he asks where the people are going. Here I am prepared to offer the world my assessment of the situation and prospects in Egypt and I get blindsided by […]

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How Much Is That . . .

July 17, 2010

First, don’t be surprised at the posted prices in the window. They are in ¥en. Second, considering the real, total cost, it may not be far off the mark. This is not going to be pleasant. This is the area where we probably are most reluctant to confront reality. Despite the unpleasantness of the reality, […]

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How To Succeed In The Army

December 3, 2009

Just what are the criteria for promotion in the Army? We have been hearing the name of General Stanley McChrystal a lot of late. He is a Four-Star General in charge of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Now does his name ring a bell? We have heard about his recommendation for an additional 40,000 troops. Seemingly […]

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Explain Yourself

November 11, 2009

In her gentle and succinct manner, Cheryl took me to task for my last post. To quote, “Who are you and what have you done with Crawford.” I did respond in the comment area but felt the need to explain more fully. Her objection didn’t specify one aspect, so I intend to address each of […]

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Clean The House

September 21, 2009

President Obama is a politician. He is a Constitutional expert but, by and large, he is a generalist. Being a Constitutional scholar comes in handy in the Congress and on the Supreme Court. It’s not necessarily a bad thing in the Oval Office but being a generalist can be a positive. It can also bring […]

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Odds And Ends

March 11, 2009

There are so many issues on which to comment that I can’t keep up. Each one deserves at least a book, as an antidote to all of the nonsense clogging up the airwaves, cable, the Internet and the dead tree media. Note: I have a special video treat for everyone staying to the end of […]

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